9 items from 2014
Director: Triple Nine
Writer: Matt Cook
U.S. Distributor: Open Road
John Hillcoat’s star is in the process of burning out with the difficult to adapt The Road and the lifeless Lawless (2012) smothering out the brilliance behind The Proposition and bringing out the passive aggressive in us. With a curious ensemble cast in tow, we’re hopeful that this Black List script turns up something that is Rampart-like.
Gist: “Triple Nine” centers on a L.A. heist in which a group of thieves plan to kill a cop (a “Code 999″ in police parlance) to divert authorities from their own crime scene across town.
Release Date: There are plans for a summer shoot with a pegged 2015 release, but I »
- Eric Lavallee
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 20 Feb 2014 - 05:40
The unloved films of 2009 provide the focus in our final list of the 2000s' overlooked greats...
The year 2009 will partly be remembered as the year Avatar dominating the box office, with audiences flocking to see James Cameron's leafy pulp epic in shimmering 3D. Making almost $2.8bn worldwide, Avatar was a true behemoth, besting Cameron's own Titanic as the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation) and hastening a rush of 3D films in the years that followed.
Films such as 2012, Sherlock Holmes and boozy comedy The Hangover were also among the top 10, but as always, some of the most memorable and individual films of the year were far from the most financially successful. So to round off our series of underrated flicks of the 2000s, here's our selection of 2009's overlooked films...
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The Proposition, The Road, and Lawless director John Hillcoat is setting up a badass cast for his next flick, the crime drama Triple Nine. Joining the already cast 12 Years A Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, and Casey Affleck is the in-demand Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan, Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, and the soon-to-be Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot. Other stars in the mix for the film include Warm Bodies' Teresa Palmer and rumored Ant-man co-star Michael Peña. Now, that's one »
- Paul Shirey
Director John Hillcoat is pretty excellent when it comes to rugged films about outlaws, with 2012.s Lawless and 2005.s The Proposition as obvious standouts, but his upcoming thriller Triple Nine will turn the good guys into the outlaws, and it.s just gained a giant cast of talented actors that will almost certainly make this the biggest film of his career. The previously cast Chiwetel Ejiofor and Casey Affleck will be joined by Kate Winslet, Michael B. Jordon, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Michael Peña, and Gal Gadot. I would take a deep breath after saying all that, but I.m afraid someone else might join the project in the meantime. Triple Nine didn.t just gain a huge cast, either. Deadline reports Open Road Films has preemptively snagged the domestic distribution rights, while Sierra/Affinity will be shopping it around for international buyers at the European Film Market. I. »
I want to be excited about Triple Nine. Really, I do. John Hillcoat’s upcoming cop thriller sounds tremendously promising and the Matt Cook-penned script is most certainly intriguing. The only problem is, Hillcoat’s last star-studded effort was Lawless. Ya, remember that film? Probably not. It starred Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Shia Labeouf and Jessica Chastain and somehow, even despite the strong performances, Hillcoat still managed to deliver a dud of a film.
With Triple Nine, Hillcoat already has Chiwetel Ejiofor and Casey Affleck on board, ensuring that he’s off to a good start in terms of casting. Now, he’s brought Kate Winslet on to play the female lead. Once again, the director has put together an exciting cast, one with a ton of potential. »
- Matt Joseph
With performances in movies such as L.A. Confidential, Memento, and The Proposition, actor Guy Pearce has garnered a number of fans along with critical acclaim. One of his praised performances came in the 2010 Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom, and many were intrigued to hear that Pearce’s next film would see him re-team with filmmaker David Michôd. Titled The Rover, Michôd directs from a screenplay based on a story by himself and Joel Edgerton. Pearce is joined onscreen by Robert Pattinson, Nash Edgerton, and Scoot McNairy, and the first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
(Source: First Showing)
- Deepayan Sengupta
Most music docs chop up concert footage, edit in screaming fans and call it a day. Far too often, it feels like you're watching the exact same film, only recast with different bands. But Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's 20,000 Days on Earth, about apocalyptic rock poet Nick Cave, is something very different. The filmmakers and Cave create staged scenarios, in which Cave improvises naturally, that explain his creative process. He's shot driving in a car three times: with tough-guy English actor Ray Winstone in the passenger seat, Australian singer Kylie Minogue in the backseat, »
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 16 Jan 2014 - 06:20
Another 25 unsung greats come under the spotlight, as we provide our pick of the underappreciated films of 2005...
It's underappreciated films time again, and this week, we delve deep into the year 2005 - a collection of months dominated by the likes of Star Wars: Episode III, another Harry Potter, Steven Spielberg's War Of The Worlds, Peter Jackson's King Kong, and CG family movie Madagascar.
It was also the year Pierce Brosnan formally bowed out of his role as James Bond, and Martin Scorsese's The Aviator was hyped to win the director his first Oscar, but didn't. Still, the contents of this list received nothing like the acclaim of The Aviator, nor the financial pickings of a Star Wars or Harry Potter. As ever, we've focused on 25 films which we think deserve a bit more love.
So with apologies to »
Exclusive: A week before Sundance, Tom Ortenberg’s Open Road Films is strengthening its film acquisition team by hiring Peter Lawson and giving him the newly created title of executive vice president of Productions and Acquisitions. Lawson is a top-flight acquisitions exec who served stints most recently at The Weinstein Company and before that Miramax. He left to get a taste of production experience in big-sized studio films by joining Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road as production president. After two years, I’m hearing that he has shaken up his career Gps and is taking the exit from Thunder Road onto Open Road. Before he left TWC, Lawson worked on such films as the John Hillcoat-directed Lawless, The Iron Lady, The Company Men, Blue Valentine, The Intouchables and the docus Undefeated, Bully and The Tillman Story. At Miramax, his acquisition deals included The Diving Bell And The Butterfly. Before that at First Look Pictures, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
9 items from 2014
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