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Depp, 53, made an unannounced appearance Sunday night at The Ace Hotel Theater in Los Angeles, where a host of actors and musicians were on hand to celebrate the Vidiots foundation presenting Stanton, 90, with the first ever Harry Dean Stanton Award.
The disturbing underbelly of a wellness center in the Swiss Alps is teased in the chilling first trailer for Gore Verbinski's upcoming horror-thriller, A Cure for Wellness.
The film follows a young executive (Dane DeHaan), who ventures to the spa to retrieve his company's CEO; he begins to suspect, however, that the treatments being offered are more nefarious than they seem. The new clip doesn't offer many plot points, but set to a slowed-down, industrial cover of the Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated," it presents a chilling montage that »
Simon Brew Oct 20, 2016
Director Gore Verbinski perhaps still remains best known for the first three Pirates Of The Caribbean movies (although we’re massive Rango fans in these parts), but he also scored a sizeable hit with the American remake of The Ring. And, following the bumpy ride he endured with his last movie, The Lone Ranger, Verbinski has gone back to horror for his next project.
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The first trailer and synopsis for the film have been released, and we’ll deal with them in that order. The trailer first… »
Spending his time for a decade-and-a-half working alongside Johnny Depp with Pirates of the Caribbean, Rango, and The Lone Ranger, director Gore Verbinski is finally returning to the horror genre early next year with A Cure for Wellness. Led by Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth and Jason Isaacs, the first trailer has now arrived.
Backed by a cover of The Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated,” it shows off the story of a CEO who heads to a treatment center in the Swiss Alps. As seen in the various unsettling imagery in the trailer, things are not what they seem. Verbinski looks to be having a great deal of fun, and it might do him some good working on a smaller, hopefully more inventive scale here.
Check out the trailer and teaser poster below.
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness »
- Jordan Raup
After striking out big time with the blockbuster misfire “The Lone Ranger,” director Gore Verbinski and screenwriter Justin Haythe are reuniting and scaling things back dramatically for the new psychological thriller “A Cure For Wellness.” Verbinksi has spent much of the past decade with big-budget fare like the Oscar-winning “Rango” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, but let’s not forget he brought expert tension to “The Ring” back in 2002, and here’s hoping “A Cure For Wellness” is a return to that kind of character-based intensity.
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The official synopsis: “An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious ‘wellness center’ at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. »
- Zack Sharf
Gore Verbinski has quietly amassed an interesting CV of projects, ranging from character studies like “The Weather Man” to caper pictures like “The Mexican” to five movies with Johnny Depp (including the animated “Rango“). Now he’s returning to horror/thriller territory (I bet you forgot Verbinski also helmed “The Ring“) with “A Cure For Wellness,” which might ruin your next spa date.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.
This Past Weekend:
While the new movies reigned at the box office this past weekend, both Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven (Sony) and the animated Storks (Warner Bros.) didn’t fare nearly as well as our projections, both falling short by about $10 million. The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, fared decently with $34.7million, which is about the average for Washington’s films, but the fourth highest opening for a Western after last year’s The Revenant, the animated Rango, and Cowboys and Aliens. Storks’ $21.3 million opening wasn’t great compared to other animated September releases with Sony still holding the September opening record with Hotel Transylvania 2, but it should continue to do well with no other animated movies opening for another month. »
- Edward Douglas
Arguably, it is long past time that Johnny Depp selected a good movie project. He presumably has a very lucrative set-up with Disney regarding the ongoing Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, but lucrative deals and good films are not the same thing. He has, in recent years, filled his time with uncredited appearances (Jack And Jill, 21 Jump Street, London Fields), supporting roles (Tusk, Into The Woods, Yoga Hosers), and poorly received leads (Transcendence, Mortdecai, Black Mass, Alice through The Looking Glass) – but has not had a solid critical and financial success since 2011’s Rango. Could LAbyrinth be the film to turn things around?
The project comes with controversy baked right in. It is the screen adaptation of the overly titled LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates The Murders Of Tupac Shakur And Notorious B.I.G, The Implication Of Death Row Records’ Suge Knight, And The Origins Of The Los Angeles Police Scandal, »
- Sarah Myles
When I sit through a film such as Zootropolis, Rango, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Eddie The Eagle or Coraline, I can’t help but be thankful somebody has bothered. As a parent as well as a movie lover, I’ve grown to really dislike family movies that just turn up to act as a surrogate babysitter for 90 minutes, with no intention of becoming anybody’s favourite film. The films I'm going to talk about are the family movies therefore that I think both try and do something a bit more, yet continue to fly under many people's radar.
A bonus mention before we get going, and number 26 in the list, much to my surprise: Alvin & The Chipmunks 4. I was expecting next to zero from it, courtesy »
As we began talking about editorial content we could publish to celebrate the release of Hail, Caesar!, the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen, we realized that none of us had the same top five lists, and that it seems unusual for that to be the case. The Coens have had such a rich and varied career that it is impossible to pin them down to one style or one theme or one type of storytelling. Some people love their comedies. Some people love it when they get dark. Some people love the underdogs, the least-liked of their films. But what's clear is that every film they've made has its fans, and even their worst films are beloved by someone. There are few artists like the Coen Brothers, and we were delighted to get lists from each of our special guest contributors this time. The diversity of the replies »
- HitFix Staff
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