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Blumhouse Productions and Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation just released another international movie poster featuring The Rock for the upcoming comedy “Tooth Fairy” by director Michael Lembeck (The Santa Clause 2) and starring Dwayne Johnson (Planet 51, Get Smart), Ashley Judd (Crossing Over, Bug), Julie Andrews (Shrek the Third, Mary Poppins) and Billy Crystal. Synopsis: Tess is a 6-years-old girl who is very dissapointed when Derek (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) tells her that the tooth fairy isn’t real. Derek is left to try and save the tooth fairy kingdom. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest movie news and more from “Tooth Fairy” starring Dwayne Johnson. »
- Brian Corder
It is not a stretch to say that every movie could use the exceptional and eccentric presence of Michael Shannon, a reliably hypnotic actor (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Bug, Shotgun Stories) who's probably best known for his Oscar-nominated performance in last year's Revolutionary Road. Happily, Noah Buschel's smart little neo-noir The Missing Person, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, is anchored by the lurching, physically imposing presence of Shannon as alcoholic detective John Rosow. A man out of time in a natty suit, Chicago vowels yowling all over the place, Rosow is sent to a yellowed-out California (evoking Elliott Gould in The Long Goodbye) in search of a missing person, a man who disappeared after the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. While Buschel's film has an air of neo-noir cool that fits comfortably alongside Rian Johnson's Brick and HBO's Bored to Death, it's an »
Absurda and Industrial Entertainment have announced that their film My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done has set a debut theatrical-release date. The movie marks the first collaboration between cinematic mavericks Werner Herzog and David Lynch, who directed and executive-produced respectively.
My Son, My Son will open Friday, December 11 at New York City’s IFC Center (323 6th Avenue), with playdates in other cities to follow. Though word from early screenings is that it’s not really a horror film, it does deal with rather twisted subject matter—a man (Bug’s Michael Shannon) who murders his mother with a sword while acting out a Sophocles play—and features a genre-centric cast including Antichrist’s Willem Dafoe, Sisters’ Chloe Sevigny, Udo Kier (who discussed the movie with us here) and Brad Dourif. You can see the movie’s official website, with a trailer and more photos, here.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Gingold)
My high school reunion wound up being not at all traumatic, so I'm not certainly not going to let the week's movies get me down.
This week marks the long-awaited premiere of Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, adapted (by Jonze and novelist Dave Eggers) from the beloved children's book by gay author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. I can imagine audiences being widely divided over this movie — after all, even the book has had its detractors over the years — and I can say that I definitely liked it without ever really loving it.
Max Records stars as Max, the wolf-suited boy who misbehaves and runs off to an island inhabited by monsters who make him their king. The movie offers delightful visuals, a sweetly plaintive score by Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Carter Burwell, and terrific performances by Records and Catherine Keener, along with the voices of James Gandolfini, »
Blumhouse Productions and Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation recently released this brand new movie trailer featuring The Rock for the upcoming comedy “Tooth Fairy” by director Michael Lembeck (The Santa Clause 2) and starring Dwayne Johnson (Planet 51, Get Smart), Ashley Judd (Crossing Over, Bug), Julie Andrews (Shrek the Third, Mary Poppins) and Billy Crystal. Synopsis: Tess is a 6-years-old girl who is very dissapointed when Derek (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) tells her that the tooth fairy isn’t real. Derek is left to try and save the tooth fairy kingdom. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest movie news and more from “Tooth Fairy” starring Dwayne Johnson. »
- Brian Corder
Blumhouse Productions and Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation just released this funny new movie poster featuring The Rock for the upcoming comedy “Tooth Fairy” by director Michael Lembeck (The Santa Clause 2) and starring Dwayne Johnson (Planet 51, Get Smart), Ashley Judd (Crossing Over, Bug), Julie Andrews (Shrek the Third, Mary Poppins) and Billy Crystal. Synopsis: Tess is a 6-years-old girl who is very dissapointed when Derek (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) tells her that the tooth fairy isn’t real. Derek is left to try and save the tooth fairy kingdom. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest movie news and more from “Tooth Fairy” starring Dwayne Johnson. »
- Brian Corder
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? Directed by Werner Herzog Respected iconoclastic auteurs Werner Herzog and David Lynch collaborate on this drama, with Herzog as director and Lynch as executive producer. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done is inspired by the harrowing true story of Mark Yarovsky (Michael Shannon), a graduate student at Uscd who, after being cast as the lead role in a Sophocles production, went on to stab and kill his mother with an antique sabre in his neighbor's living room. William Dafoe stars as Detective Hank Havenhurst, who is called to the home where the murderer has barricaded himself in his house and taken two hostages. Across the street, Brad's mother lies dead, found sprawled in a pool of blood, and slowly a string of Brad's friends arrive on the scene, among them his girlfriend (Cloe Sevigny) and his theater-director pal (Udo Kier). Slowly, »
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? Directed by Werner Herzog Respected iconoclastic auteurs Werner Herzog and David Lynch collaborate via this drama, with Herzog as director and Lynch as executive producer. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done is inspired by the harrowing true story of a man Mark Yarovsky (Michael Shannon), a graduate student at Uscd who after being cast as the lead role of a production of Electra, went on to stab and kill his mother with an antique saber in his neighbor's living room. William Dafoe stars as Detective Hank Havenhurst who is called to the home where the murderer has barricaded himself in his house and taken two hostages. Across the street, Brad's mother lies dead, found sprawled in a pool of blood, and slowly a string of Brad's friends arrive on the scene, among them his girlfriend (Cloe Sevigny) and his theatre »
#5: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans #6: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Werner Herzog films aren't exactly hard to come by - he regularly releases several in a given year - but his two features at this year's Tiff are notable for both being non-documentary works, which have been relatively scarce in Herzog's recent years. (His last was 2004's excellent Rescue Dawn. Before that, it was 2001's much-derided Invincible.) Even stranger is that one of them is a quasi-remake of Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant, a film that Herzog claims never to have seen (and whose director he claims never to have heard of). Its star is Nicolas Cage, whose recent stretch of stinkers is almost unparalleled considering some of the great work he's done in the past. The trailer, below, is frankly insane, and Variety's review  suggests it's in step with the film: "The film is offbeat, »
It's that time again. A random selection of actresses that were out and about last week. You can always interpret "random" to mean: people Nathaniel wants to say something about.
pics reworked from originals at Zimbio and Just Jared
Who knew when she was hyperventilating onstage at the '93 Oscars that she'd make good as an adult star, too? She never found a film role as magical as her debut (The Piano) but her career suddenly has new life, courtesy of the undead (True Blood). And she looks pretty good in a cheongsam too. That Globe win didn't convince Emmy to bite but they've long had a history of ignoring younger actresses (Claire Danes' immortal portrayal of "Angela Chase" didn't win) and snubbing women in genre shows altogether (Sarah Michelle Gellar's Buffy, Mary McDonnell's President Roslyn... Gillian Anderson's Agent Scully was the exception to »
- NATHANIEL R
There’s a certain feeling people get when a movie really surprises them. It eases their tension over losing 90 minutes of their precious time, it inspires higher expectations for the future, and it leaves them feeling somehow more fulfilled than they would have been had they gone in expecting greatness. It’s one of my personal favorite things about being a movie lover. Even better though, is when you decide to watch the film a second time to see if you were crazy or just plain wrong the first time through, and it only serves to reaffirm your stance. When I first watched The Haunting in Connecticut, I was tired, shitty-feeling and completely wound up, so you can imagine my relief when the credits began to roll and I stayed completely fixated through them, still on the edge of my seat. The Haunting in Connecticut has gotten a bad wrap »
- Saul Berenbaum
But before the movie... the tour! It starts in just under three weeks in Denver. I'm not getting paid for this but I'm going to shill because live theater needs to be promoted. It's so much cooler than TV ... even if Corporate America can't profit off of it as much (finite audience = number of seats in house) and thus makes it seem uncool by ignoring it or dismissing it as irrelevant.
Oscar winner Estelle Parsons, 81, headlines the August tour
And given that The Movie -- all caps because if it's any good it'll be Big -- is going to be the subject of much discussion whenever it begins to film and especially once it's in theaters, you'll want to be in the know early on. Even if you're not normally a theater person. If you haven't been following theatrical buzz and awardage these past couple of years, it's »
- NATHANIEL R
Recent Oscar nominee Michael Shannon is in negotiations to star in The Runaways, the movie about Joan Jett's seminal 1970s rock band. Kirsten Stewart will be playing Jett and Dakota Fanning will play bandmate Cherie Curry. There's no word about what role it is Shannon will be playing, but its a safe bet that it's someone with a serious mental imbalance. That guy looks insane. Revolutionary Road was his break out role, but he was pretty damn good in Bug before that. Michael Shannon scares me »
- James Thoo
Robert De Niro and Edward Norton will star in "Stone," an independent psychological thriller which marks the first time film of Mimram Schur Pictures. The company was formed earlier this year by David Mimran, a private investigator and longtime executive in the music business, along with former Geffen Records prexy Jordan Schur. John Curran will direct the film which tells of a correctional officer (played by De Niro) who is seduced the wife of a convicted arsonist (Norton) who is up for parole. Angus MacLachlan of "Junebug" fame wrote the screenplay. Holly Wiersma ("Bug," "Bobby," "Down in the Valley") is producing alongside Mimran and Schur. Avi Lerner, Rene Besson, Trevor Short and Danny Dimbort will be serving as executive producers. »
At the Museum of Contemporary Art/American Cinematheque benefit screening of Parasomnia (see item here), Fango got a chance to quickly chat to some of the assembled filmmakers about their upcoming projects. First up, Wes Craven took a moment to discuss the title of his latest feature, Rogue Pictures’ 25/8.
“It’s based on a phrase in the movie, saying that if you fight the devil 24/7, it’s not enough—you have to fight 25/8,” Craven tells us. “The phrase was in the film, in the dialogue. The original title of the movie was Bug, which is the name of the central character [played by Max Thieriot, pictured]. I was about halfway through writing the script when somebody said, ‘I just read that William Friedkin has a film coming out called Bug.’ So that was that for that title. It’s very punchy and intriguing, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles.”
Meanwhile, Mick Garris, recently »
B-d reader 'kokaine' sent us a link to Paperstreet Films' official website where they have a long synopsis and teaser art for their forthcoming production of My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?, which is to be directed by Werner Herzog from his own screenplay co-written by Herbert Golder. The film stars Michael Shannon (Bug), Willem Dafoe (American Psycho, Spider-man), Chloe Sevigny (American Psycho, Zodiac), Brad Dourif (Child's Play), Michael Pena, Bill Cobbs, Grace Zabriskie and Udo Kier (Suspiria). Based on a harrowing true story The film opens as officers arrive at the scene a typical middle-class neighborhood in San Diego. The suspect has barricaded himself inside a home and appears to have taken hostages. Two friends he had urgently telephoned earlier that morning arrive, but too late... More »
Fango spoke to Udo Kier the other day for our 30th-anniversary issue (#284, on sale in May), and got a couple of extra tidbits about his latest genre project, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done. The film, which we last reported on here, brings together the unique filmmaking talents of Werner Herzog and David Lynch (the latter serving as executive producer), along with an equally eclectic cast including Kier, his Shadow Of The Vampire co-star Willem Dafoe, Bug’s Michael Shannon, genre fave Brad Dourif, Sisters’ Chloe Sevigny and Twin Peaks’ Grace Zabriskie.
“The film is based on a true story from 1979,” Kier tells us, “and is about a young actor played by Michael Shannon, with Chloe Sevigny as his girlfriend. They’re both actors, and I’m Mario, their teacher. We’re doing a Greek play by Sophocles that’s very intense, and [Shannon’s character] goes home at one point »
A ravaged face, an evil John Malkovich and the wiles and curves of Megan Fox aren't the only things Josh Brolin will be contending with in Jonah Hex. "Arrested Development" smarm king Will Arnett and intense Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Bug) have joined the adaptation of the DC/Vertigo comic series about a hideosly scarred bounty hunter and his encounters with various weirdness in the Old West. The movie finds the titular gunslinger dealing with Malkovich's »
- Dave Davis
I must say that the big screen adaptation of DC Comics' Jonah Hex series is definitely shaping up quite nicely! Well, at least in terms of the cast involved.
THR reported today that funny dude Will Arnett ("Arrested Development", Blades of Glory) and the recently Oscar-nominated Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Bug) have both joined the Hex cast, which already boasts an impressive line-up with John Malkovich, Josh Brolin, and uber-hottie Megan Fox.
Arnett is set to play the Union soldier that recruits Hex (Brolin), and Shannon will be taking on the role of Doc Cross Williams, a seriously deranged circus leader that heads up a gladiator-style event.
This will mark Arnett’s first leap from comedy into horror films. Shannon definitely made his mark in the horror genre through his brutally paranoid performance in Bug.
We’ll make sure to keep you updated as more Jonah Hex news rolls in! »
If you weren't already excited for Warner Bros. horror western Jonah Hex, the latest casting should be enough to send any fan of "Arrested Development" overboard. The Hollywood Reporter announced today that both Will Arnett ("Arrested Development", Monsters vs. Aliens) and Michael Shannon (Bug, Dead BIRDSs) will join Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox in the adaptation of the DC comic book. Jimmy Hayward is directing "Hex," whose cast also includes Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox. It's the story of Hex (Brolin), a scarred bounty hunter tracking a voodoo practitioner (Malkovich) who wants to raise an army of the undead to liberate the South. Arnett will play a Union soldier who enlists Hex and is blindsided by the dirty fighting style of his enemies. The role is not inherently comic. Shannon plays Doc Cross Williams, the bizarre ringleader of a brutal gladiator circus event. »
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