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Time to drive. If you need an afternoon wake-up, or need some inspiration on how to shoot car scenes, or just want to take a "Nightcall" break, then fire this up. Thanks to a tip from One Perfect Shot, there's a video called "Driving at Night" to watch that features footage from Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 film Drive and Dan Gilroy's 2014 film Nightcrawler. The video is just a basic side-by-side profile of the car sequences in both films, but since these two films have such great car scenes, it's very mesmerizing to watch. Especially set to the music they use from Drive. I also really love the car (chase) cinematography in Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners, which also comes to mind with Jake Gyllenhaal driving. Anyway, watch below and enjoy the ride. Direct from Vimeo, this was made by Jack Mugglestone. "A side by side comparison of the night time »
- Alex Billington
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Sicario" crime thriller, starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro and Jon Bernthal. Check it out below. Plot: In Mexico, sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the Us and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past (Del Toro), the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive. The new movie is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and already premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. It's set to hit theaters on September 18th. Trailer: »
As is the Hollywood way, whenever a story grips the nation, a bunch of different projects launch headfirst into development, hoping to capitalize on the media craze. Such is the case with the Boston Marathon Bombing, which will feature into three or more different movies housed all over town.
One in particular, though, titled Stronger, is taking some big steps forward. David Gordon Green is in negotiations to direct the inspirational drama, and today brings word that Jake Gyllenhaal, still bathing in critical acclaim after his performance as a down-and-out boxer in Southpaw, is looking at taking on the lead role.
Gyllenhaal would play Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs in the attack while waiting at the finish line of the annual marathon for his girlfriend to finish competing. Bauman was caught in the blast when two pressure cooker bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring hundreds more. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Canadian director Denis Villeneuve isn’t exactly new to the Toronto International Film Festival. Two of his most critically acclaimed films, the dark thrillers Prisoners and Enemy, both premiered at the fest, putting him on the map as one of Canada’s finest filmmakers.
This September, Villeneuve will be back at Tiff with his latest film, Sicario. Following an FBI agent who gets caught up in a dangerous drug war around the U.S./Mexico border, Sicario looks at the more morally complicated aspects of law enforcement.
Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, and Josh Brolin star, along with Jon Bernthal and Victor Garber. Based on the new trailer, Sicario is looking like one of the most heart-poundingly intense movies of the festival, if not the entire year. Every one of Villeneuve’s movies had us on the edge of our seats, so we don’t expect Sicario will be an exception. »
- Amanda Wood
The lineup for this year's Toronto International Film Festival was announced this morning, and among the titles that will play the fest is Sicario, the new film from Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve. On the heels of that announcement, Lionsgate has released a new trailer for the film, which you can check out at the bottom of the post. Sicario centers on the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, where idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant (Benicio del Toro) with a questionable past, the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything she believes in order to survive. Set for a September 18 theatrical release, Villeneuve's narco-thriller bowed at the Cannes Film Festival in May to positive reviews. With two great English-language films, »
- Jordan Benesh
A new trailer has arrived online for director Denis Villeneuve’s (Prisoners, Enemy) upcoming action thriller Sicario which stars Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jon Bernthal and Victor Garber. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.
Sicario is set for release on September 18th.
- Gary Collinson
Denis Villeneuve has delivered three white-knuckle classics in a row with the dramatic Incendies, hauntingly atmospheric Prisoners and enigmatic Enemy, and he’s preparing to unveil his biggest movie yet with drug cartel thriller Sicario, starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro. With the pic newly set to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival this September, the film has a fast and thrilling new trailer.
There’s not much by way of fresh footage, but the preview further cements Sicario as a dark and disturbing thriller exploring the morally murky aspects of law enforcement in a lawless land. As shot by Roger Deakins, it also looks atypically terrific for a gritty action-drama.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In Mexico, Sicario means hitman.
In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official »
- Isaac Feldberg
Read More: Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' is Very Well-Made, But to What End? After taking Cannes by storm in May and lining up a Special Presentations slot this morning at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, "Sicario" is gearing up for its September release with guns fully loaded and ready to fire. Starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin, the action drama tackles the War on Drugs and hails from "Prisoners" director Denis Villeneuve. "Sicario" deals with an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) who crosses the border to aid in the escalating war against drugs. With help from an elite government task force official (Brolin) and a mysterious consultant from Mexico (del Toro), the agent must question everything she knows in order to survive the journey to catch a drug lord. "Sicario" opens September 18. Watch the trailer above. Read More: Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Slate of. »
- Zack Sharf
It came down to something of a photo finish, but Walt Disney Studios' "Ant-Man" held on to the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row. Newcomer "Pixels," which was expected to take the crown, ended up making just $765,000 less and Marvel's miniature hero remained on top. "Ant-Man" dropped an Ok 56.7% from its initial frame earning $24.7 million for $106 million overall domestic. At this point it is just $8 million ahead of where "The Incredible Hulk" was during its run in 2008. That Marvel Studios and Universal Studios collaboration ended up with $134.8 million. At this point, it appears as though "Ant-Man" will top out around $150 million domestic. "Pixels" opened to a flat studio estimate of $24 million which likely means it will come in under when actuals are released on Monday. Sony Pictures attempted to hide polarizing star Adam Sandler's involvement, but the marketing may have had »
- Gregory Ellwood
Jake Gyllenhaal is prepping for his big fight scene in “Southpaw.” I’m supposed to meet him on a Sunday afternoon in August 2014. But when I walk into a private boxing gym in Pittsburgh, which doubles as director Antoine Fuqua’s production office, it’s deserted except for a man wearing a sleeveless hoodie and baseball cap, sprinting on a treadmill. The man, who has his neck and arms covered in tattoos, waves at me. I’m disoriented, until I spot the familiar grin. Oh, hi, Jake Gyllenhaal.
It’s pouring outside, and Gyllenhaal makes an imploding gesture with his fist. “Thunder is amazing,” he says, as he climbs off the treadmill, only huffing a little. “Do you want to work out with us?” I look down at my jeans and collared shirt. But Gyllenhaal rummages through a duffel bag and offers me his T-shirt and shorts. My mind goes »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a boxer at the top of his game. After a tragic accident which sees his wife (Rachel McAdams) die, his world spirals from under him. He then must start the gruelling take of pulling himself back together for the sake of his young daughter (Oona Laurence).
As Jake Gyllenhaal gets older it seems that he approaches projects from a more mature angle. In the last few years he has appeared in some of the best indie movies going, with both Prisoners and Nightcrawler showcasing just how strong a performance he can give. Now comes Southpaw, directed by Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, in which Gyllenhaal gives one hell of a performance.
In Southpaw he plays Billy Hope, a one time orphan who is now »
- Kat Smith
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Willis to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services.
Southpaw feels like writer Kurt Sutter and director Antoine Fuqua spent a good couple hours perusing a website listing clichés. Realistically, when so much has been accomplished in film already it is only natural that many modern movies feel similar or draw inspiration from others, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but Southpaw is operating on a whole new level of a lack of originality. If you have seen the trailer you can literally guess every single plot point along with its blatantly telegraphed conclusion.
Sometimes this can be forgiven if the execution is on-point, »
- Robert Kojder
Marvel's "Ant-Man" finally allowed star David Dastmalchian to step away from his creepy film past ... and sing karaoke with Paul Rudd. After playing a few disturbed gentlemen in both “The Dark Knight" and "Prisoners," the actor embraces humor in the new superhero flick. "I love getting to embody [different] characters,” David tells toofab’s Brian Particelli. “I love putting on the skin of people, especially people that are quite different than me." And different is right. In the action-packed film, David plays Kurt – one of the “good guys" who fights alongside the titular character in an attempt to keep the powers of Scott Lang’s super-suit from the bad guys. "Kurt is just kind of sardonic and he’s over it and he’s really just like 'life is bleh,'" David dishes about his dark character. In a Russian accent, David continues, "He’s very Eastern European, very Russian. That »
- tooFab Staff
Jake Gyllenhaal has come a long ways since his first days in Hollywood! The "Southpaw" star covers the August issue of Details magazine, where he opens up about taking control of his own career, being a good man and physically transforming for movies. Today, the sexy star has moved away from starring in major blockbusters like "The Day After Tomorrow" and prefers to focus his energy on character dramas like "Prisoners" and "Nightcrawler" -- but it definitely took him some time to get things right. "I was trying to figure out a lot of stuff," he tells the mag. "People say, ‘You made all these changes in your life, and all your movies seem so different now. I really like the movies you’re making now.’ Which implies that they didn’t ..." Just as Gyllenhaal has tried to make better choices when it comes to his career, he also does »
- tooFab Staff
Skin will crawl this Halloween with the release of the live-action “Goosebumps” movie.
The trailer, unveiled Wednesday, shows Jack Black as R.L. Stine, the author of the famous young adult horror novels. When his new next door neighbor (Dylan Minnette, “Prisoners”) takes an interest in his daughter (Odeya Rush, “The Giver”), the original “Goosebumps” manuscripts get unlocked, releasing an abominable snowman, killer gnomes and an invisible boy, among countless other monsters.
“You’ve just released every monster I’ve ever created,” Black says once the supernatural books are opened.
The Columbia Pictures release is directed by Rob Letterman and produced by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film banner. Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment, which published the books, is also producing.
“Goosebumps” bows in theaters Oct. 16.
- Reece Ristau
With a trailer on the horizon, the first poster has arrived online for Goosebumps, the upcoming movie adaptation of R.L. Stine’s series of children’s horror books, and you can check it out right here…
See Also: Meet the monsters of Goosebumps
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping »
- Gary Collinson
Promoting the release of the upcoming cartel thriller, Sicario, from writer/director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy), Lionsgate has released five "Lotería Card" Posters, paying homage to traditional Loteria cards - the Latin game that originated in Mexico. The cards feature members of the cast including Emily Blunt as FBI agent Kate Macer, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin as well as two others featuring images that "capture the themes" of the film. The film's title, Sicario, means hitman in Mexico and the film focuses on the border area stretching between Mexico and the U.S. where an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Along with those already mentioned, the film co-stars Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan and Daniel Kaluuya. Sicario releases in theaters on Sept. 18. sb id="1534759" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
He has been making movies for almost twenty years now, and up until his 2011 film “Incendies,” Denis Villeneuve only ever made films in his native country of Canada. So perhaps it’s understandable that it took his first Hollywood production, 2013’s “Prisoners,” for the filmmaker to receive international acclaim. Since then, Villeneuve has been on a roll with last year’s “Enemy” and the upcoming “Sicario,” the latter receiving a wealth of positive buzz when it premiered at Cannes this past May. Villeneuve has recently commenced filming his follow-up to “Sicario,” “Story of Your Life” which boasts a cast that includes Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, and Forest Whitaker. And he's said to be attached to direct the sequel to “Blade Runner.” The man’s simply unstoppable at the moment. Read More: Interview: Denis Villenueve Talks Shooting Toronto For 'Enemy,' Dipping Into the Subconscious & His Next Projects Just in time, »
- Ken Guidry
Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »
- Anna Robinson
Love & Mercy star Paul Dano, Harry Potter alum Daniel Radcliffe and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead have joined the cast of Swiss Army Man, one of the most quirky-sounding dramas we’ve seen get the green light in recent times.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known jointly as Daniels, are at the helm of the indie pic, which centers on a hopeless young man who finds a dead body while stranded in the wilderness. Striking up conversation with and then befriending the corpse, the man begins a very surreal journey to find his way back home. Told you it was weird.
No details yet on which roles the stars will be playing, but its nonetheless exciting to see such a talented trio of performers come together for a project, particularly one this unusual. Dano, who has been playing oddballs for years in everything from Little Miss Sunshine to Prisoners, »
- Isaac Feldberg
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