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Brimming with evocative visuals and a bold storytelling style, there is no doubt that Ryan Gosling's "Lost River" is distinctly his own vision. And as flawed as the movie may be, there's no doubt his taste is impeccable, working with a great roster of talent in front of camera — Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn, Matt Smith — and behind it (Dp Benoit Debie, who has lensed films like "Spring Breakers" and "Enter The Void"). Perhaps the smartest choice was in the soundtrack, enlisting Johnny Jewel to score the film. And today you can hear the full soundtrack. Jewel's label, Italians Do It Better, has dropped the monstrous 37-track opus on YouTube, and the shimmering score is one you'll want to hear. Featuring some vocals by Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn, and Matt Smith, Jewel delivers the synth fueled romanticism he's known for, alongside the pulsating thrum »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It's no secret that James Franco is weird. But his latest Instagram post about his former Spring Breakers co-star Selena Gomez is basically just bizarre and a little creepy. The 36-year-old shared a photo earlier today that features the 22-year-old singer cradling a tiny baby swaddled in blankets. Gomez holds the baby lovingly while gazing down at its face. The sweet snapshot, which was taken on the set of Gomez and Franco's new movie In Dubious Battle, clearly caught Franco's attention as he felt compelled to share it on Instagram with the caption, "Selene and I had a baby. It was born during Sprang Break. @selenagomez." Um, Ok... In addition to joking about having a child with Gomez, »
Some un-released thoughts have been running amuck my headspace, and a recent re-watch of Spring Breakers pulled the trigger. Probably three films you never thought you'd see in the same corner, Spring Breakers, American Sniper, and a 'dash' of Inherent Vice, are the films I chose to defend. Read below, my curious brain splurge.
Spring Breakers is a film that has been misunderstood, pre-evaluated, underestimated, and misled. That’s likely an effect of cunning marketing, but it’s also the audience’s inability to recognize a film’s objectivity in the face of breasts, butts, and extreme hedonism. Or on the other hand - for the audience promised the party - the films subjectivity plays it’s part, and they feel uncomfortable and guilty without really understanding why. Certainly user ratings indicate a majority distaste (frozen at a 42% user tomato rating), and critics only slightly more favorable (at 65%).. But in »
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We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes casting news for Pilgrimage, details on the 15th Annual Shriekfest Call for Entries, release details for 3 Easy Steps to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, new posters from The Events Surrounding a Peeping Tom & the Horror That Followed, and much more:
Exclusive Stills from The Dark Below: An update to our coverage from earlier this week, we now have new exclusive stills from The Dark Below. You can the view new stills and release details below, along with the recently released stills:
"Dead Wait Productions announce the completion of principle photography for their new genre film the Dark Below. Award winning genre director Douglas Schulze (Mimesis, Dark Fields) and Executive Producer Seth Willenson bring us a survival thriller that explores the fear of entrapment beneath a frozen lake.
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- Tamika Jones
DreamWorks Animation's Home (2015) was a huge hit with family moviegoers this weekend, taking first place with an excellent $52.1 million.Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard also put up strong numbers in second place, while indie horror movie It Follows did decent business in its nationwide expansion.Among recent family-friendly movies, Home's $52.1 million debut is in the same ballpark as Big Hero 6 ($56.2 million) and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water ($55.4 million). It also ranks as one of the top non-sequel movies ever for DreamWorks, behind Kung Fu Panda ($60.2 million) and Monsters Vs. Aliens ($59.3 million). In fact, it's the biggest debut for a DreamWorks movie since its distribution deal began with 20th Century Fox in early 2013; that includes How to Train Your Dragon 2, which opened to $49.5 million last June.If Home follows the same pattern as Monsters vs. Aliens and Mr. Peabody & Sherman, it will finish with around $180 million. »
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We saw a teaser trailer earlier this month [watch it here], and now Sony Pictures has released a brand new poster for its upcoming animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, which you can check out here along with the official synopsis…
Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that »
- Gary Collinson
The new film from acclaimed director Harmony Korine is gathering pace, with THR reporting that not only has the filmmaker set his cast of actors for The Trap, but that Focus Feautures is set to pre-buy the film before it begins production.
The Trap is “a revenge tale set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene” that will see Idris Elba (The Gunman) stars as “a gangster rap artist” and Benicio Del Toro (Inherent Vice) as “his best friend who took the fall for a robbery the duo committed years earlier.”
In The Trap, written by Korine, “Rico (Elba) is at the top of his career and about to enjoy a triumphant night at the Grammy Awards »
- Scott J. Davis
After delivering the unexpectedly harrowing Spring Breakers, director Harmony Korine is choosing to dabble in a new realm of crime for The Trap. Swapping out the sunny undertones of his 2012 offering, this next jaunt hones in on the same Floridian setting for an albeit much darker tale of revenge. The gritty caper has now caught the eye of Focus Features, who are angling to lock down distribution on the pic. And it’s no surprise considering the calibre of talent now attached.
Per THR, Idris Elba has replaced Jamie Foxx, who was originally tied into one of the leading roles as a gangster rap artist. He is said to be joined by Benicio Del Toro as his best friend who took the fall for a robbery the pair committed years earlier.
The crux of the action is poised to take place in the present day as Del Toro’s convict »
- Gem Seddon
A Star Is Born: Bradley Cooper is in negotiations to direct and star in a new version of A Star Is Born, with the hope that Beyonce Knowles will co-star with him. The actor will be making his directorial debut; the singer was previously touted for the female lead when Clint Eastwood was under consideration to direct, which is also when Cooper was first approached for the male lead. If all goes well, this will be the third version of a movie about a doomed romance between a rising female star and a falling male star. [Deadline] The Trap: Idris Elba will replace Jamie Foxx as a 'gangster rap artist' in The Trap, to be directed by Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers). Benicio Del Toro is set to co-star as the musician's best friend, who took the blame for a crime...
- Peter Martin
It’s been a couple years since Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers sharply divided audiences, but the writer/director is prepping his new film, called The Trap, and he’s pulling together the cast… with a couple changes. We’d heard before that Jamie Foxx and Benicio Del Toro would play a rapper and his best friend, but now Foxx […]
- Russ Fischer
Last fall, both Jamie Foxx and Benicio del Toro had joined Harmony Korine's next film, a revenge tale called The Trap. However, it looks like only one of those actors has stuck with the project as THR reports Focus Features is now picking up the Us rights to the film, but with some changes to the cast. Idris Elba will be stepping up to take the role meant for Jamie Foxx, which is that of a gangster rap artist with a friend (del Toro) who took the fall for a robbery the two committed years ago. But now that friend is out of jail and looking for revenge. Honestly, you had me at Idirs Elba as a gangster rapper, but there's a great cast here. In addition to Elba joining the project, Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson and Korine's Spring Breakers scene stealer James Franco are all in final talks »
- Ethan Anderton
Idris Elba signing up for more movies is always a good thing, and this just means I have a few more films to add to my 'Must See' list. This first film will be the newest endeavor from writer/director Harmony Korine, who made a splash in 2013 with Spring Breakers. His latest and greatest, The Trap, follows gangster rap artist Rico (Idris Elba) and his best friend Slim (Benicio Del Toro), who took the fall for a robbery the duo committed. 14 years later, Slim is released from »
- Sean Wist
Harmony Korine has lined up a stellar cast for his next film The Trap, which is on the precipice of being purchased by Focus Features. The studio is currently negotiating for the U.S. rights to the film, while Idris Elba, Robert Pattinson, James Franco and Al Pacino have each signed up to appear in it, too. But who are each of these actors going to play in Harmony Korine’s follow-up to Spring Breakers? Here’s a quick run-down: According to The Wrap, Idris Elba has signed up to replace Jamie Foxx in The Trap. Elba will play a gangster rapper and the former friend of Benicio Del Toro’s ex-con. The Usual Suspects actor’s character is seeking revenge against Elba after he let him take the blame for a robbery that the pair committed together 14 years previously. But it also sounds as though »
To say Harmony Korine is one of my favorite filmmakers would be a boldfaced lie. That is not to say his movies are not interesting, except for Mr. Lonely, but his approach of getting a group of people together and just messing around for a bit does not gel with me. Up until now, though, he has not had a group of people of this caliber, so his latest film, The Trap, certainly has me raising an eyebrow with a bit of a smirk. Idris Elba, everyone's favorite actor to hypothetically cast in movies, has signed on to play the film's lead Rico, a gangster rap artist at the height of his power, taking over for Jamie Foxx. Benicio Del Toro will play Rico's former best friend Slim, who took the fall for a robbery the two committed years earlier, and Slim is just now getting released from prison to »
- Mike Shutt
Spring Breakers writer/director Harmony Korine’s next project is firming up, and it looks to be every bit as wild and intriguing as his last film. We learned last fall that Korine had cast Benicio Del Toro and Jamie Foxx to star in a gangster drama called The Trap, but now a casting swap and some fantastic ensemble additions have taken place as Focus Features is coming on to distribute. THR reports that Idris Elba is replacing Foxx in the pic, with Al Pacino, James Franco, and Robert Pattinson also in final talks to join the cast. Elba will play a gangster rap artist named Rico who is at the top of his career when Slim (Del Toro), his best friend who took the fall for him for a robbery, is released from prison after 14 years. Now on the outside, Slim is determined to exact revenge on his adversary, »
- Adam Chitwood
There’s a bad news/good news situation for Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine, who no longer has the services of Jamie Foxx for his new revenge thriller, The Trap. The good news is that none other than John Loofah Idris Elba will step into the role instead, and that Robert Pattinson, James Franco and Al Pacino are also all set, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Trap, set deep in the Miami music scene, finds Benicio Del Toro playing Rico, a man who has been in prison for 14 years, simmering with resentment against the rapper and former friend Slim (Elba) who let him take the fall. Upon his release, he recruits a surfer (Pattinson) to help him get revenge.Franco, who played Alien for Korine in Spring Breakers, will here by Elba’s drug-addled manager while Pacino is on board as Del Toro’s parole officer. Korine should be gearing up to shoot soon. »
The scariest part of the first V/H/S film was easily the performance of Hannah Fierman, the infamous “I Like You” girl in the “Amateur Night” segment. Ever sense viewing that segment, I have been absolutely interested in what Fierman has been up to, project wise, and news has come our way that she has officially joined the cast of Events Surrounding A Pepper Tom & The Horror That Follows, a psychological thriller being crowdfunded via Kickstarter as you read this.
The buzz on the film has been growing at quite the rapid pace, with Spring Breakers and the upcoming Holidays horror anthology producer Brian James Fitzpatrick handling the productions ditues and and all practical FX extravagaza being planned by the Emmy nominated Jeremy Selenfriend (Boardwalk Empire, Chernobyl Diaries, The Blacklist, Netflix’s Daredevil) and his FX house, Monster in My Closet to get this thing done right!
The Events »
- Jerry Smith
Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey will team-up for the first time on screen in the upcoming dystopian love story The Bad Batch. Jason Momoa, who was previously rumored for a lead role, has been confirmed to star as well. Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night) will direct for Annapurna Pictures and Vice.
Diego Luna and Suki Waterhouse are also set to star in the movie. Production will begin in Los Angeles next month. The film is described as a wasteland cannibal thriller. Suki Waterhouse is playing a character named Arlen, with Diego Luna set to play Jimmy. Jim Carrey is known as The Hermit, with Jason Momoa taking on the role of Miami Man. And true to his on-screen persona, Keanu Reeves is fittingly referred to as The Dream. No further character details have been unveiled.
Momoa had been rumored previously to be in the dystopian drama.
Amirpour, winner of the Gotham Award for breakthrough director for her debut feature “A Girl Walks Home Along at Night,” signed on to direct in January with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and Vice teaming to produce.
Production begins in April in Los Angeles. Annapurna International plans to launch sales at Cannes.
Waterhouse is a British model. Her credits »
- Dave McNary
Yep, it’s a teaser for the teaser trailer. Welcome to 2015.
Sony Pictures have released our first look at Pixels, the new comedy featuring Adam Sandler (Blended) with the announcement that the full trailer will arrive on Tuesday. Look out for the small teases of Donkey Kong and Pac-Man…
Check out the teaser below:
“In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Monaghan plays the team’s unique weapons specialist.”
See Also: Pac-Man, Space Invaders and more featured in new Pixels »
- Luke Owen
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