5 items from 2017
The Glasgow Film Festival has announced the full line-up for the 13th edition of the festival, which runs between March 15th and March 19th.
This year’s programme includes 9 world and international premieres, 65 UK premieres and 67 Scottish premieres, including the likes of John Butler’s Irish coming-of-age charmer Handsome Devil and Mad To Be Normal starring David Tennant as infamous Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing.
UK Premieres include Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, Cate Shortland’s Berlin Syndro, while the festival also features the first Scottish screenings for films such as Paul Verhoeven’s Golden Globe-winning Elle, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire; Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest, Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper, and Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling.
See Also: Horror Channel FrightFest announces 2017 Glasgow Film Festival line-up
“I am thrilled that the 2017 festival is bringing so many UK premieres to Glasgow audiences, »
- Gary Collinson
It’s been shown, on occasion, that audiences will turn out to see a movie about the post-9/11 world: a serious and inquiring drama of war, terrorism, and global culture clash. But even in an era as fraught with instability as this one, will people show up to see a movie that mirrors their economic anxieties? With rare exceptions (like “Up in the Air,” an early Hollywood responder to the 2008 meltdown that was followed by…not very much), the answer is no. That nerve is simply too raw.
Yet I can’t help but believe that a great wrenching drama that brilliantly channeled the collapse of the middle class would have the potential to strike a powerful chord with a mass audience. “Worlds Apart,” a small-scale drama from Greece, is like the baby-steps version of that movie. It interweaves three stories (sort of like “Babel,” though all set in one place — in this case, »
- Owen Gleiberman
With Rock Dog set to arrive in cinemas next month, five new character posters have been released for the upcoming animated comedy featuring Bodi (Luke Wilson), Darma (Mae Whitman), Linnux (Lewis Black), Angus (Eddie Izzard), and Khampa (J.K. Simmons); check them out here…
See Also: Watch the trailer for Rock Dog here
For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. Yet that means defying his father’s wishes, heading to the city, »
- Amie Cranswick
Sometimes musical inspiration comes from the sky.
Summit Premiere released character posters for the upcoming animated movie Rock Dog.
The film has an all-star voice cast that includes Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson and Mae Whitman. It’s directed by Ash Brannon, who previously directed Surf’S Up and Toy Story 2. The screenplay is written by Brannon and Kurt Voelker.
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For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. »
- Gig Patta
When you're an undercover cop in Las Vegas, you don't compare resumes, you compare battle wounds. Open Road Films has released a new clip from their upcoming crime thriller Sleepless, which shows a pointed conversation between Las Vegas undercover cop Vincent Downs (Jamie Foxx) and internal affairs investigator Jennifer Bryant (Michelle Monaghan), which doesn't exactly get off on the right foot. After refusing to shake Vincent's hand, after he surprisingly shows up at a crime scene, both Vincent and Jennifer show off their scars.
Sleepless is actually Open Road Films' remake of the 2011 French thriller Nuit Blanche, which starred Lizzie Brochere and Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2). This action-thriller was supposed to hit theaters on February 24, 2017, putting it up against Lionsgate's animated movie Rock Dog and Blumhouse's thriller Get Out. However, it was recently pushed up to January 13, where it will face Paramount's Monster Trucks and Stx Entertainment's The Bye Bye Man. »
5 items from 2017
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