13 items from 2010
Matt Reeves is just about to rock the horror world with his Hollywood remake of the Swedish flick Let The Right One In. The film is entitled Let Me In, and will arrive in cinemas across the UK on Friday 5th November. The movie revolves around a bullied young boy who befriends a young female vampire, who live is secrecy with her guardian. We’re going to have a review of the film up on the site within the next few days, but for now, let’s take a look at the career of it’s director… so far.
Let Me In is Reeves’ third feature, following his success with the 2008 mock-doc Cloverfield – you know, the movie that saw the Statue of Liberty’s head being tossed down a New York street in one of it’s early trailer previews, and his debut, The Pallbearer. Reeves is from the Jj Abrams stable. »
- Paul Heath
Syfy has posted a new exclusive clip (embedded below) from the Caprica Season 1.0 DVD. In it, executive producers Jane Espenson, Kevin Murphy and David Eick talk about where the show is headed in the second half of the season. It’s a short clip, but it might bring up some of the old controversies from the Battlestar Galactica series finale. There is also a brief glimpse of Sam and Tamara Adama in V world in one of the upcoming episodes.
Make sure you also check out the new behind the scenes clip at AirlockAlpha.com.
On other fronts, Alessandra Torresani tweeted that she will be on Attack of the Show on October 5, Sasha Roiz is doing a conference call with the press today, and Starry Mag is talking to Magda Apanowicz.
Other cast updates:
Count me as one of the people who rolled their eyes when NBC made the decision to axe the reinvigorated Law & Order right before it made TV history, only to replace it with this West Coast spinoff in the same timeslot. Why, I thought, do you get rid of a show that’s getting its second wind…and then why do you replace it with a version of itself? It seemed a slap in the face to Law & Order fans.
The show didn’t do itself any favors with its unorthodox opening sequence, which threw out the beloved Steve Zirnkilton narration in favor of just putting the show’s logo over a black-and-white map of the Los Angeles area and the beat of some pop music. In fact, it makes the unfortunate choice to bypass an opening sequence altogether, going for the now-commonplace tactic of running credits over the first act. »
- Brittany Frederick
Last week we were given a chance to see what the 54th BFI London Film Festival has in store, and kicking aside the disparaging comments about the lack of world premieres, a complaint which misses the point completely, there’s a real sense of excitement and discovery about the festival this year.
Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go will open the festival and there are other high profile films on offer in the capital this October. Of chief interest are Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan and Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech with Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. Whether it is a deliberate choice to wait for an English Language version, or for the curiousity value alone there will be a keen audience for Let Me In, Matt Reeves’ take on Let The Right One In, which is playing in the festival and hopefully surpassing expectations.
- Jon Lyus
The release of Let Me In, the remake of the brilliant Let the Right One In, is fast approaching (October 1st), and I’ve got the first clip for you. While some have questioned the remake in terms of value and necessity (as was the case with Insomnia), and the choice of Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) as director, I think this clip gives some good indications that we’re going to get a worthwhile effort.
From the dark mood and potential creepiness, to the overall style and camerawork, there’s a lot you can get from this scene.
Speaking as one of those who wondered about remaking a film that was already head and shoulders above most of what hits theaters, I have to say that I’m quite a bit more interested already.
Check it out, along with some images, and let me know what you think.
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- Marc Eastman
Photo: Columbia Pictures Immediately when you think of October movies you think of horror films and thrillers and October 2010 has got its share, but it also has a bit of a unique flavor to it. This year's batch of fright flicks aren't solely dominated by blood and gore. Certainly we have a new Saw film, we also have the unnecessary sequel to last year's breakout supernatural hit Paranormal Activity. Wes Craven is in tow with a new film, a controversial remake is on its way, Clint Eastwood even has a film dealing with the afterlife and depending on how you look at it, Charles Ferguson's Inside Job documentary may be the scariest, most maddening film of the year.
Yeah, October 2010 appears to have the goods on paper. Let's take a closer look and see what all it has to offer. »
- Brad Brevet
August 15 has come and gone with no news about the actors' contracts getting picked up for a second season or any word on what Syfy is thinking these days, but with the cast appearing in about a gazillion other things this fall, the hiatus blues should be getting easier.
If you're in New York some time between September and January, you can catch a short film, Untitled, with Eric Stoltz starring, at MoMA (see article.)
No release date has been set yet for his last feature, Fort McCoy (pic left), but IMDb still says 2010, so fingers crossed.
And this is still unconfirmed, but an extras casting director tweeted yesterday that our daddy Graystone will direct one of the new episodes of Glee. If true, the episode should air in the first half of the season. The show returns on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 8 on Fox.
Alessandra Torresani has been cast in Playback, »
Rachel Weisz in The Whistleblower The Toronto International Film Festival has added even more films to their line-up today as the complete line-up was announced, which ended up causing the festival's server to crash, but I was lucky enough to get in and get out before missing out on the information.
First off, the festival's Mavericks line-up is quite interesting, which includes a series of guest presentations and this year will see Edward Norton interview Bruce Springsteen, NBA All-Star and native Canadian Steve Nash will present his hour-long film Into the Wind, Apichatpong Weerasethakul will talk with the audience as his Cannes Palm d'Or-winning film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives was just added to the Masters programme, Ken Loach and Paul Laverty will be interviewed by Michael Moore on politics and cinema and Philip Seymour Hoffman will have his own panel. Also on hand will be Bill Gates, »
- Brad Brevet
The organizers at the Toronto International Film Festival have put together one hell of an impressive line-up that has grown significantly since my first list announcing the Galas and Special Presentations, a pair of lists that have also grown since then.
It's also grown to include Danny Boyle's 127 Hours starring James Franco. Boyle recently spoke about the film at Movie Con and told the audience there it may be a challenge to watch saying, "It's a lovely way of doing a new kind of filmmaking, really. We want it to be a challenge to you [the audience] to see if you can sit and watch it."
In the film Franco plays real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston who ended up trapped under a »
- Brad Brevet
We'll find out exactly at the beginning of next month, what Telluride manages to steal from the world premiere mentions below, but regardless of world preem status, Tiff this year is Big. In the award season contention list, Tiff have stole the thunder from Nyff by adding Clint Eastwood's Hereafter and the always welcomed helmer Danny Boyle is bringing 127 Hours - this one is Telluride bound you can smell it. The addition of the Boyle film means Fox Searchlight is owning this festival by taking out real estate spots for its entire fall line-up: Never Let Me Go, Conviction and Black Swan are all showing at the fest.On the top of the buyer's lists we have the trio of Dan Rush's Everything Must Go (we broke the news two weeks back), Dustin Lance Black's What's Wrong With Virginia and Passion Play which makes my predictions list fairly accurate this year. »
Exclusive: Anson Mount has landed the lead in AMC's period drama pilot Hell on Wheels. Meanwhile, Irish actress Dominique McElligott has been cast as the female lead in the Western, set during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. The project centers on Cullen (Mount), a former slave owner and a Confederate soldier determined to avenge the rape/murder of his beloved wife by tracking and killing the Union soldiers who killed her. Fearless, Cullen winds up working on the Nebraska prairie's Hell on Wheels' portion of the transcontinental railroad. McElligott will play Lily Bell, an intelligent woman taking care of her ill husband who is part of the team of surveyors mapping the railroad's course. In the pilot, Mount and McElligott join recently cast rapper-actor Common. Mount, most recently seen in the feature Cook County, on which he also served as producer, just wrapped production on Straw Dogs and Burning Palms. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
TNT has added three more shows to its lineup of originals, picking up a pair of cop shows for later this year and a Steven Spielberg-produced drama about an alien invasion for 2011.
The cable channel has picked up 10 episodes each of the untitled alien series, which stars Noah Wyle as the leader of a resistance group; "Delta Blues," featuring Jason Lee as a quirky Memphis cop; and "Rizzoli & Isles," about a Boston homicide detective (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner (Sasha Alexander) who work together on cases.
"Delta Blues" will star Lee ("My Name Is Earl") as Dwight Hendricks, a Memphis police officer with deep ties to the city who lives with his mom (Celia Weston). Alfre Woodard ("Three Rivers") plays his boss; the cast also includes Robyn Lively ("Savannah," "Saving Grace"), Sam Hennings, Abraham Benrubi ("ER"), DJ Qualls ("Hustle & Flow") and Leonard Earl Howze. George Clooney and Grant Heslov »
It’s interesting that Luc Besson would help produce Staten Island, as tonally, structurally and morally, it hearkens back to the French film noir he most likely grew up on. Stories where there is only one possible outcome and the viewer makes his or her own assessment of whether the poetic nature of the denouement justifies the events leading up to it.
The Staten Island portrayed in the directorial debut of James DeMonaco (writer of Coppola’s Jack, among other stuff) is, well, it’s a trap. It’s a trap for the rich, the needy, and those few lucky contented in-between. An ugly, derelict and inescapable prison, condemning its inhabitants to futile efforts, simply by letting them destroy each other, and worsen each others’ fortunes. In actuality, it’s not an uncommon issue to deal with…but rarely is it done so intriguingly. DeMonaco is able to wring an »
- Saul Berenbaum
13 items from 2010
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