Frank is a really great and strange movie, and you should watch the trailer right now.
Actually, let me rephrase: Frank is a great movie about a strange guy, but the movie itself isn’t all that weird. Sure, it features Michael Fassbender as the title character, a poet/musician who wears a giant fake head. Like, always wears a giant fake head. But the entry point to the story is a wannabe songwriter played by Domhnall Gleeson, who guides us into Frank’s hyper-artistic world. Through him we see both the appeal and deep oddity of Frank’s life, and the movie deploys some unique comedy along the way. Read More »
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John Ridley just had a great weekend as he won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for his work on 12 Years a Slave. Even if there is still-simmering resentment between him and the film’s director Steve McQueen, taking home that Oscar, and the film’s own Best Picture win, have to have him feeling pretty good.
Ridley has his own directorial debut coming to theaters this year. All Is By My Side chronicles an early year in the career of Jimi Hendrix, picking up where the guitarist was “discovered” in a club by Linda Keith. The film follows Hendrix as he goes to London and assembles his first major band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and prepares to play the Monterey Pop Festival.
We haven’t seen a trailer, but below you can see a clip of one scene, in which we see Andre Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix, in a dramatic moment with Linda Keith (Imogen Poots) during a conversation before he heads to Monterey. Read More »
After a long wait, audiences in the US will finally get to see Terry Gilliam‘s latest film, as The Zero Theorem arrives this summer. The release is courtesy of Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment. (The latter company will handle the home video release.)
The Zero Theorem stars Christoph Waltz as an eccentric computer programmer who is tasked with a potentially impossible problem. The film observes as his efforts to complete his task are stymied not only by the nature of the problem, but perhaps by some of the very people who assigned it. Read More »
The Voices is weird. Really weird, and violent, and even uncomfortable. The film features Ryan Reynolds as a mentally troubled guy who has a solid gig in a bathtub factory, and who finds himself acting out unconscious urges when he falls for a pretty girl at work. Those unconscious urges are often brought to the surface via pets owned by Reynolds’ character. See, the pets, a cat and a dog, talk to him, with the cat speaking in a rough Scottish brogue and the dog in a slow, gloppy and dopey drawl.
Marjane Satrapi, who directed Persepolis, made the film based on from a script by Michael R. Perry (Paranormal Activity 2). Now Lionsgate has bought US distribution rights, and will put the film in theaters later this year, hopefully without cuts. Read More »
Based on this Stage Fright red-band trailer, if you infuse the classic ’80s slasher formula with a little bit of Glee and some of the revisionist energy of Scream, you get Stage Fright. (No relation to the 1987 film of the same name.) The shocker is set in a camp for theater kids where the production of one play turns into the catalyst for a series of killings that are rooted a decade in the past.
If you’re coming to this just for the horror, the red-band trailer below suggests that there’s some gory stuff within. Which is to say: if you don’t like blood, this trailer isn’t for you. If you do want to see the red stuff, stick with this trailer until the end. Read More »
It’s a long-standing practice in comic book publishing: create stories that leap off from or are related to popular movies. Dark Horse Comics all but relied on runs of Aliens comics to keep the publisher going in early years; even Marvel scored with the Star Wars comic series in the late ’70s and early ’80s, just to name a couple obvious examples.
And so seeing that Boom! Studios may be doing some sort of Big Trouble in Little China comic book, even with the involvement of Goon creator Eric Powell, may not be a huge deal. Great for the hardcore fans and those who like Powell’s work (which should be everyone, really, because he’s quite good) but maybe not such a big deal for an audience that just wants films.
Thing is, Boom! Studios has a really interesting deal with Fox that makes us wonder about the potential for this title.
Update: More details have been revealed. The comic will be a direct sequel to the film, with the participation of director John Carpenter. More info follows the poster image pasted below.
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Here’s the first full Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer, which comes directly from director Michael Bay. This follows on the release of the long Super Bowl spot, and uses some of the same footage but offers a few more clues about what’s up with the story.
Posters for the film proclaim that “the rules have changed,” and that big gun in Wahlberg’s hands certainly suggests one difference between this sequel and the films that went before it.
Check out the trailer below for more action and some teasing glimpses at what to expect out of this fourth film. Read More »
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Here’s a cheery image: the first pic from Tom Six‘s third film in the Human Centipede series: Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence]) The shock here may be that the image doesn’t even feature a hint of humans sewn together end-to-end. And while the jail setting doesn’t look all that inviting, it’s a lot better than pretty much anything seen in the second film.
As you can see from the shot, the star of the original film, Dieter Laser, returns for this one, and Laurence R. Harvey, star of the second, is on board as well. The full shot is below. Read More »