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20th Century Fox
Incredible as some cynics might find it, the screenwriter of the new Poltergeist movie has a Pulitzer prize. Actually, this is starting to seem like a habit for producer Sam Raimi. He booked Pultitzer-winning Michael Chabon for Spider-Man 2 and has now worked with also-Pulitzer-winning David Lindsay-Abaire on both Oz the Great and Powerful and Poltergeist.
Perhaps more meaningfully, Lindsay-Abaire also wrote Rabbit Hole, a brilliant play – and later, film – about a suburban couple tormented by the loss of a child. Some of the same material, though definitely in a different genre and at a different register, comes around again in Poltergeist.
Here’s the first two trailers for the film, showing the new set-up, which is extremely similar to the old set-up. But this is apparently more a sequel than a remake, however – though, admittedly this is what they also said about the new Evil Dead »
- Brendon Connelly
Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, Jupiter Ascending is written and directed by the Wachowskis.
- Movie Geeks
UK cinema in 2015 has plenty to recommend it. Here are 36 UK films of all genres to look forward to this year…
Dig past the litterfall of Kray Brothers biopics and tales of nubile teens on camping trips gone wrong, and you’ll unearth plenty for the UK film industry to boast about in 2015. From sci-fi romps and thrillers like Robot Overlords and Ex Machina to dramas like High-Rise, comedies like War On Everyone, spy flicks like Spectre and kids’ films like Bill, there’s no shortage of inventive, highly promising cinema coming from these isles.
We’ve included a few choice co-productions in 2015’s pick of the year’s most interesting-looking pictures, which bolsters our list in both size and breadth (and mostly means we Brits can claim partial credit for ace-sounding dystopian flick The Lobster).
In alphabetical order then, here are the 36 UK (or UK-ish) movies we’re excited about seeing this year… »
3 items from 2015
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