4 items from 2015
For almost the entire running time of this movie, we have no idea what it is about. What is it trying to say? What sort of story is it trying to tell? I’m “biast” (pro): love Rosamund Pike
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
In my head I’m calling this film What Is This I Can’t Even: The Movie. It works at least as well as the blandly generic and not even really apropos Return to Sender, which describes a tiny section of the second act that then resolves itself and has no further bearing on the story. In fact, the bearing it does have on the story hardly makes any sense at all, not on the level of plot, character, or theme. Not that the plot, characters, or putative themes make any sense on a whole-movie level, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
A first trailer has been released for the upcoming drama thriller Return to Sender, which you can view in the player below!
Rosamund Pike, who earned a Oscar nomination for her role in David Fincher’s brilliant Gone Girl last year, stars as a nurse living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is. Rumer Willis (The House Bunny), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead) and Nick Nolte (Affliction) co-star in the film, which is directed by Fouad Mikati (Operation: Endgame)
Return to Sender opens May 22nd in the UK, but has yet to find a distributor for the Us.
- Scott J. Davis
Last fall, Rosamund Pike gave cinema the classic kind of crazy we haven't seen in some time with her turn as Amazing Amy in David Fincher's "Gone Girl." Ruthless, cold, and calculating, she knew how to rig any situation to her benefit, leaving a string of men ruined in her wake. And now, the actress is once again going down the path of vengeance in "Return To Sender," and the first trailer is here. Granted, this movie doesn't look particularly good. Directed by Fouad Mikati ("Operation: Endgame"), and co-starring Shiloh Fernandez, Rumer Willis, and Nick Nolte, the story follows a woman who is viciously assaulted, and then goes on a mission to reclaim her life. It looks like pure B-movie material, but without the precision of Fincher, or the subtext in his movie. But still, Pike looks to be acting circles around everyone else, so maybe it'll be worth tuning in for that. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Kill or be killed. How would you react? James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Slither) peels back the civilized veneer of one company's workforce to see what lies beneath in The Belco Experiment, a screenplay he wrote years ago in which co-workers are forced to slay one another or bite the bullet themselves. Gunn's carnage on the printed page will now come to life with a familiar face behind the camera, as Gunn has announced that The Belco Experiment is moving forward at MGM with Greg McLean (Wolf Creek, Wolf Creek 2) in the director's chair.
Below is Gunn's official announcement from his Facebook page. Pre-production on the horror-thriller is underway and shooting is slated to start in Colombia this June. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on The Belco Experiment, which sounds a little like Operation: Endgame with a horror twist:
"I’m incredibly excited to announce »
- Derek Anderson
4 items from 2015
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