12 items from 2015
While the DC Comics and Marvel camps were celebrating the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice trailers, audiences were treated to a coming attraction of another kind this weekend.
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions quietly released the first trailer and poster of M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming horror movie The Visit into theaters on Thursday attached to the prints of Unfriended.
Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister (Ed Oxenbould and Olivia De Jonge) who are sent to their grandparents’ remote and pastoral Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip by Mom, Kathryn Hahn.
In the chilling trailer, things appear normal until the children discover that Nana and Papa (Peter »
- Michelle McCue
Before 50 Shades of Grey was made fashionable by mainstream auds, Secretary was a sizzler cubicle space title that made Steven Shainberg a sought after indie helmer. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Rupture will be his comeback of sorts, as he hasn’t lensed a film in almost a decade. To be fair, he did produced some projects, including Our Brand is Crisis for his docu-filmmaker wife Rachel Boynton, but his highly imaginative Fur was completely maimed during its theatrical run. Producer Andrew Lazar who broke out with 1996′s Bound (worthy pair in his filmography include Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and the underrated 2009 comedy, I Love You Phillip Morris) and recently broke the bank with American Sniper is producing the project along with Christina Weiss Lurie (frequent Sundance accepted docu-producer), Ambi’s Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi (The Humbling, James Franco’s currently being filmed In Dubious Battle »
- Eric Lavallee
Following the first trailer that debuted last month, Fox has released the second trailer for their highly anticipated event series Wayward Pines. We reported in December that the series will be released on May 14 in more than 125 countries around the world, making it the largest global launch ever for a scripted series. The mystery thriller was developed for television by Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club, Runaway) and executive-produced by Donald De Line (Green Lantern, The Italian Job), Ashwin Rajan (Devil), Hodge and M. Night Shyamalan, who directed the premiere episode.
The series stars Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon (Crash) as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID. One of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office, he's the man who knew missing agent Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino) better than anyone. They were more than »
M. Night Shyamalan has had something like a 12 year rough patch. Ever since Signs in 2002 it's been pretty much downhill in the eyes of most people. Personally I enjoy Lady in the Water as well as Devil, which he produced, but I also won't argue with anyone that has disliked his work. However, maybe 2015 will turn things around. On September 11 he has the low budget thriller The Visit coming to theaters, but before that he has his new television series, "Wayward Pines", starring Matt Dillon and a host of others coming to Fox. amz asin="1477808701" size="small"The show is based on Blake Crouch's novel and follows Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Dillon) who, while investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents, finds himself trapped in the titular town, a Stepford village of the damned in which no one is allowed to leave. The citizens live in abject terror »
- Brad Brevet
Question: Did you want Owen Wilson to be an action star? Did you want him to team up with a former Bond actor also? If either answer is yes, there is a movie just for you.
The first trailer for No Escape was released 0n Thursday and stars Wilson as an American businessman who moves his family to Southeast Asia only to get caught up in a violent uprising. The film is directed by Devil’s John Erick Dowdle and co-stars Brosnan and Lake Bell.
There has never been a large desire to see Wilson in a role like this, and while Brosnan has been reviving his action past lately with movies like The November Man, it seems like this could be a big stinker. Outside of the offensive plot, it doesn’t seem like there is much there to enjoy from the first trailer.
No Escape is set to »
- Zach Dennis
The Weinstein Company has just released the trailer for its upcoming "No Escape" action thriller, starring Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan. Check it out below. Plot: The story centers on an American businessman (Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city. The new movie is directed by John Erick Dowdle (Devil) and written by his brother, Drew Downdle. It's set to hit theaters on September 2nd. Trailer: »
The Weinstein Company has dropped a trailer for action thriller, No Escape, formerly known as The Coup. Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell topline the flick which focuses on an All-American family who relocate to Southeast Asia. Unfortunately, their arrival coincides with a violent political uprising.
At first glance, the casting choices aren’t what one would expect from this type of fare. Granted, Brosnan has committed a fair chunk of his resume to actioners, so his inclusion isn’t that surprising. It’s Wilson and Bell that surprise us, as they appear to be broaching unfamiliar territory. For the most part, the pair have participated in broad comedies and indie gems, with the exception of Wilson’s 2001 sidestep, Behind Enemy Lines.
All three are front and center in this first trailer, which establishes its central premise quickly before descending into typified Hollywood xenophobia. Wilson and Bell play the married couple, »
- Gem Seddon
The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for No Escape, starring Owen Wilson. This intense international thriller is set for release on September 2. What begins as an American uprooting his family to a foreign land quickly turns into a nightmare beyond comprehension, as you'll witness in this first look footage.
No Escape centers on an American businessman (Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city. Pierce Brosnan, Lake Bell and Claire Geare round out the supporting cast.
John Erick Dowdle, who made last year's horror-thriller As Above, So Below, directs from a script he wrote with his brother Drew Dowdle (Devil). In addition to the trailer, we also have three new photos from No Escape, which you can »
Though many know Owen Wilson for his more comedic roles in films like Wedding Crashers, earlier in his career he took on a variety of films from Behind Enemy Lines to The Haunting, and two of his earliest films were Armageddon and Anaconda. Now Wilson is getting back into action thriller territory with No Escape (formerly known as The Coup), the story of a man who finds himself and his family threatened in the middle of a political uprising just after moving to Southeast Asia. Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell also star in the film which looks pretty intense, and might open some new doors for Wilson in other genres again. Watch! Here's the first trailer for John Erick Dowdle's No Escape from The Weinstein Company: No Escape is directed by John Erick Dowdle, who co-wrote the film with brother Drew Dowdle (both of As Above So Below, Devil »
- Ethan Anderton
Two of these names are not like the other. While Pierce Brosnan spent years in the role of James Bond and has done his share of genre flicks (like last year's "The November Man"), Owen Wilson and Lake Bell don't come immediately to mind with respect to action thrillers. But they're giving it a shot in "No Escape" (formerly known as "The Coup"), and the first trailer is here. Directed by John Erick Dowdle ("Quarantine," "Devil" —make of that what you will), the story follows an American businessman who moves his family to Southeast Asia only to get caught up in a violent uprising. They must go on the run from dangerous Foreign People, in what looks like an insipid and vaguely offensive movie (we're not sure it's smart enough to be actually offensive). And tossing a child in the mix seems like a cheap way to add drama and stakes, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Written and directed by John Erick Dowdle (As Above, So Below; Devil), No Escape is scheduled for theatrical release on September 2nd, 2015, by The Weinstein Company. An intense international thriller, No Escape centers on an American businessman (Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city. Directed by John Erick Dowdle and written together with his brother Drew, No Escape stars Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell. »
- Pietro Filipponi
With their ancient roots, shadowy confines, and stealthy residents, forests can be places of magical wonder and dark foreboding. The woodland in Corin Hardy’s (who is set to direct The Crow reboot) The Hallow is definitely the latter, and we have a clip and photos from the horror film that recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
“The Hallow (Sundance Midnight World Premiere)
Director: Corin Hardy
Synopsis: When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland with his wife and infant child to survey an area of forest believed to be hallowed ground by superstitious locals, his actions unwittingly disturb a horde of demonic creatures who prey upon the lost. Alone and deep within the darkness of the remote wilderness, he must now fight back to protect his family against the ancient forces’ relentless attacks.
- Derek Anderson
12 items from 2015
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