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A trailer for the upcoming crime film, Cold In July, from director Jim Mickle and starring Emmy Award nominee Michael C. Hall, has been released today. Based on the book by Joe R. Lansdale, the film stars Hall as a Texas man who fatally shoots a home intruder one night – please insert your Dexter joke of choice here - and must then deal with the consequences, including the arrival of the intruder’s father, himself an ex-convict.
Cold In July premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it received generally positive reviews, including one from our own Emily Estep, who gave it 3.5 stars and wrote:
In the end, Cold in July is a unique blend of neo-noir and glorious ‘80s action with a refreshing twist.
From what we see in the trailer, the film looks like an absorbing little genre thriller with some strong performances, especially from Hall, »
- Brandon Wiggins
On a hot Texas summer night in 1989, family man Richard Dane (Dexter's Michael C. Hall) awakens to the sound of a burglar breaking into his home. In a panic, he shoots the intruder dead-but this nightmare is only just beginning. Although he's hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family's safety when the burglar's ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Misled by the cops and desperate for answers, Richard embarks on an increasingly berserk, bloodstained quest to discover what really happened that night. The plot twists pile up faster than the body count in this blistering mystery of vengeance and vice, directed by Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are, Stake Land) with scene-stealing performances from Sam Shepard and Don Johnson as a pair of Texan badasses. Based on the novel by »
Now with "Dexter" over, Michael C. Hall is making a break for it as a big screen actor, playing the lead in the gritty indie thriller "Cold in July," directed by Jim Mickle ("Stake Land," "We Are What We Are"). The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and opens in limited release and on VOD on May 23. Indiewire has the film's first trailer. In the film, Hall plays a Texan who kills an intruder. When the victims' father comes a-knockin', all hell breaks loose. Sam Shepard and Don Johnson co-star. Watch the trailer for the IFC Films release below: »
- Nigel M Smith
Dexter may be over but Michael C. Hall is keeping busy working on several films with one set to release this spring. Although Cold in July debuted at Sundance this year to poor reviews, we felt it would be worth our time to post the first trailer since it’s directed by Sound On Sight favourite Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are, Mulberry Street, Stakeland). The movie is adapted from Joe Lansdale novel of the same name about a man who shoots and kills a home invader and is later terrorized by the victim’s father who swears revenge. Cold in July opens in July in theaters and on VOD May 23. Watch the trailer below. Enjoy!
While many are used to seeing Michael C. Hall kill someone with no problem on the now completed Showtime drama series "Dexter," his role as a killer in the Sundance selected drama Cold in July is a little different. Complete with a terrible haircut, Hall plays Richard Dane, a man who ends up fatally shooting a home invader to death. But the real tension begins when the dead intruder's father (Sam Shepard) is released from prison, and seeks out revenge by targeting Richard's young son. This looks like quite an intense thriller, with a solid performance from Hall. We missed it at Sundance, but will certainly seek it out. Here's the first trailer for Jim Mickle's Cold in July, originally from Apple: Cold in July is directed by Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are, Stake Land), who also co-wrote the script with Nick Damici. How can a split-second decision change your life? »
- Ethan Anderton
Michael C. Hall‘s days as a serial killer may be behind him, but his days as a more ordinary, accidental kind of killer are not. In the first Cold in July trailer, the former Dexter star shoots down a burglar in self-defense. This act sets off a whole series of events, starting with the dead guy’s […]
- Angie Han
Continuing their streak of exploring Americana via genre, Jim Mickle and writer/actor Nick Damici return this spring with a fantastic adaptation of the legendary Joe Lansdale’s Cold In July. A tough piece of Southern crime/revenge/abyss-gazing, Cold In July features a stellar ensemble including lauded playwright and actor Sam Shepard, Dexter’s Michael C. Hall and Don […] »
- Samuel Zimmerman
IFC Films has released the Cold in July trailer and poster. The film stars Michael C. Hall as an mild-mannered family man who kills a home intruder, but events take a bizarre twist when the intruder's father (Sam Shepard) begins stalking around, and an even larger conspiracy is around the corner. I saw the film at Sundance, and even though the tone is erratic, it's also electrifying. This trailer provides a good sense of the movie without giving too much away, or at least not so much that you can piece together the entire story. This is an indie flick you should definitely keep on your radar. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. The film also stars Don Johnson and Vinessa Shaw. Cold in July opens May 23rd. Click over to Apple to see the trailer in HD. Here's the official synopsis for Cold in July »
- Matt Goldberg
In the opening scenes of the new ’80s-set thriller Cold in July, Michael C. Hall’s character shoots dead a burglar and then checks out his funeral. Did the man who played the serial killer Dexter and a funeral director on Six Feet Under think he was being pranked when he first read the screenplay? Not so much. As Hall says in the currently-on-stands Summer Movie Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly, “I’m often sent scripts that have some murderous or graveyard elements.”
- Clark Collis
(Cbr) With the start date for production on Netflix's upcoming "Daredevil" series fast approaching, speculation as to which actor will bring the hero of Hell's Kitchen to life has started to heat up. Leading the pack has to be Michael C. Hall; the former star of Showtime's "Dexter" has been singled out as the rumored favorite to play Matt Murdock. "I've heard them, but that's all they are — rumors," he told Vulture. "Don't misunderstand, I would definitely consider it -- but I can't tell you any inside information, because I think they're nothing but rumors." And while we agree, he'd make a fantastic hero, Hall isn't the only guy with the necessary chops to bring ol' hornhead to life. Here are a few other actors that could also swing through Manhattan's darkened alleys. »
- Brett White, Comic Book Resources
“Dexter” alum Carpenter and Stelzner have optioned the rights to the book, penned by former Los Angeles Times writer Erika Hayasaki and published in January by Simon & Schuster.
“Death Class” revolves around Norma Bowe, a Ph.D and registered nurse who teaches a class in preparing for death at Kean University in New Jersey.
The course has gained national attention for Bowe’s fearless exploration of end-of-life issues and her approach to helping students (and clients of her consulting practice) use an array of techniques to come to grips with the reality of mortality.
“Norma is such a dynamic force,” said Carpenter. “Her world is rich and textured, and the results of her work are inexplicably redemptive and life-affirming.”
Stelzner is a former Hallmark Entertainment »
- Cynthia Littleton
To those of you in the Los Angeles area, you are in for a err….. delicious treat! Fans of “Master Of Horror” Stuart Gordon know that he comes from a stage background, and now he’s back with a brand new twisted play, Taste written by Benjamin Brand, which is now officially open at the Sacred Fools Theater. One of the things as a fan I’ve always appreciated about Gordon, both his work in film (or television) and stage is that he’s consistently doing something different and loves playing with his audience. I think the less you know about Taste, the better. All you really need to know is that it’s loosely based upon the story of the Rotenburg Cannibal. Yep, that was that demented true tale you heard about that guy who sought out a man via the Internet to eat & consume him of his own free will. »
- Rob Galluzzo
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Sinister Six, Venom, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Batman: Strange Days, Son of Batman, Teen Titans Go! and more….
We’ve already seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier setting box office records, and now we’re just days away from the arrival of 2014′s second superhero offering The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is due to open here in the UK on Wednesday ahead of a North American release on May 2nd. The Marc Webb-directed sequel is currently tracking a $95 million opening weekend in the States, which would put it roughly on par with that of The Winter Soldier. Flickering »
- Gary Collinson
Next month, Jack Bauer (Keifer Sutherland) will return to television with Fox’s 24: Live Another Day, a 12-episode update of the acclaimed espionage thriller series. Set four years after the explosive events of 24‘s eighth and final season, Live Another Day finds Jack laying low in Europe, still hounded by the CIA. When he catches wind of a planned terrorist attack in London, the former agent leaps into action, determined to prevent global chaos even as his pursuers draw closer.
Fox has unveiled a decidedly cinematic trailer for the series today, which reveals a lot more about the set-up for Live Another Day, as well as new additions to the cast. Check it out below:
For newcomers to the series, season eight saw Jack slaughter high-ranking members of the Russian government who were involved in a shadowy conspiracy. In Live Another Day, the CIA is clearly still holding a »
- Isaac Feldberg
As Marvel Studios gears up to take the next step in its dominance of the entertainment sphere with Netflix’s Defenders miniseries, rumours are swirling as to who will don the horns as the Man Without Fear in Drew Goddard’s Daredevil. One name that’s garnered support from fans is that of Michael C. Hall, and the Dexter star has revealed that he’d “definitely consider” the role should Marvel come knocking.
“I would definitely consider it… but I can’t tell you any inside information because I think they’re nothing but rumours,” Hall told Vulture. “I really am enjoying mixing it up a little bit [after Dexter], and I’m committing to things that have a foreseeable end in sight when I start them, but I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of [a new series] happening at some point. But I’d have to read the script!”
Daredevil is set to »
- Gary Collinson
We’re not quite sure who Gerald will play yet, but we know it’s a baddie. Gerald’s work includes Avatar, Escape Plan and TV show Dexter as well as Marvel One-Shot, All Hail The King. He’ll soon be in movies theatres with Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell in Solace.
- Claire Joanne Huxham
Daredevil, the first in a batch of Marvel series coming to Netflix in 2015, is getting ready to start production, which means we should be receiving casting news very shortly. A couple of weeks ago we heard that showrunner Drew Goddard was looking at Dexter star Michael C. Hall to fill the titular role, which prompted a wave of excitement from the actor’s rabid fanbase.
While it’s certainly possible that Goddard and Marvel are interested in casting Hall as Matt Murdock, the actor himself has denied the initial rumors. When speaking to Vulture, he said that he hasn’t been approached yet, but likes the idea:
“I’ve heard them, but I think that’s all they are — rumors. Don’t misunderstand, I would definitely consider it … but I can’t tell you any inside information, because I think they’re nothing but rumors… I really am enjoying mixing it up a little bit, »
- James Garcia
(Cbr) Michael C. Hall’s days as Dexter are well behind him, but could the actor have another high-concept television series to look forward to? Recent rumors have linked Hall to the role of Matt Murdock on "Daredevil", the first of five live-action series announced in December as part of an unprecedented deal between Marvel and Netflix. But according to the actor, they’re just rumors. That doesn’t mean he isn’t interested in playing the Man Without Fear, however. “I’ve heard them, but that’s all they are — rumors,” he told Vulture. “Don’t misunderstand, I would definitely consider it … but I can’t tell you any inside information, because I think they’re nothing but rumors.” Hall went on to describe his current mindset on selecting projects, which includes signing onto stories that have specific end points. “I really am enjoying mixing it up a little bit, »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
Yes, I am a closet comic book geek and one of my all-time favorite superheroes is The Man Without Fear, Daredevil.
With that being said, you can understand my joy when I heard that Marvel and Netflix were joining forces to bring Daredevil to the Netflix streaming lineup. I wasn’t really worried about the content of the show because we all know the hit that Fox took for their version of the blind lawyer with a darker side. I don’t think that Marvel will allow that to happen again. However, I was concerned with who they would cast as the lead role. I was hoping they would hire Lee Pace to fill the role. I know that they already have him in the Marvel Universe playing Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy, but a man can dream can’t he?!
Well, it looks like the people »
- Billy Fisher
Twentieth Century Fox’s planned Daredevil reboot may have failed to take off, and Marvel may have deemed the character not popular enough to lead a feature film, but Matt Murdock is nonetheless making a comeback in the first of several Marvel TV shows being produced by Netflix.
With the time until the scheduled production start date for Daredevil fast closing in, the most pressing question is that of which actor will be chosen for the lead role. A source claiming to be close to the production recently reported that Netflix and showrunner Drew Goddard were interested in Dexter star Michael C. Hall, but didn’t mention whether this interest had progressed into official negotiations.
It’s possible that Goddard ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
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