Cinephiles were buzzing with excitement over the summer when rumors pointed to a possible reunion of director Paul Thomas Anderson and his There Will Be Blood star Daniel Day-Lewis for an untitled film that was reportedly set in the fashion world of New York City during the 1950s. Today we have confirmation that this reunion is actually happening.
Up at the Toronto International Film Festival, Universal and Focus Features picked up the worldwide rights to the project (beating out Fox Searchlight in a bidding battle) for the still untitled film that will be released sometime late in 2017. Even though details are sparse, there’s a chance someone may have figured out what the movie is about. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
Joe Wright is coming off an enormous misfire. The filmmaker behind Atonement and Hanna took a huge swing with Pan, his biggest project to date, and it may have lost Warner Bros. around $150 million. Thankfully, the financial failure of Pan doesn’t seem to be slowing down the talented filmmaker. He recently directed a new episode of Black Mirror, and now his Winston Churchill project, Darkest Hour, has been picked up by Focus Features for a 2017 release.
Below, learn more about the Winston Churchill film.
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Right now we’re in a bit of a dead zone between the blockbuster summer season and awards season, but that’s going to change once Snowden arrives in the middle of September as we start to move into October. However, one of the movies that I was looking forward to quite a bit has just been bumped back from its original October release date into December.
A Monster Calls will no longer arrive this fall, but the good news is that this date looks like a vote of confidence in the film’s quality to potentially be in contention for some awards. Find out the new A Monster Calls release date below. Read More »
We know that the last Kubo and the Two Strings trailer was supposed to be the final one, but it looks like Focus Features and LAIKA wanted to show off a little more from their anticipated stop-motion animated fantasy epic. It’s a quick new trailer, but it has plenty of new footage featuring Kubo stepping into the big shoes left behind by his warrior father, as well as some little bits of humor as well.
Watch the new Kubo and the Two Strings trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
A cappella fans are going to be left waiting a little bit longer for the Barden Bellas’ encore. Universal Pictures has delayed Pitch Perfect 3 by five months, moving it from summer 2017 to holiday 2017. That turns out to be good news for Regina Hall‘s new comedy Girl Trip, which will now take over Pitch Perfect 3‘s old spot.
Meanwhile over at Focus Features, Colin Trevorrow‘s follow-up to Jurassic World, Book of Henry, is now set to open this fall. Get details on the new Pitch Perfect 3 release date and more below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
Jeff Nichols‘ last movie, Midnight Special, has only just left theaters, but he’s already got another one on the way. The filmmaker hit Cannes this week to unveil Loving, his new drama about the 1967 Supreme Court case that struck down anti-miscegenation laws across the country. Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga play Richard and Mildred Loving, the mixed-race couple whose marriage is literally on trial, and they take center stage in the very first Loving poster. Check it out, and get the early buzz on Nichols’ movie, below. Read More »
There’s a good chance that I will always be stunned by how incredibly gorgeous stop-motion animation looks from Laika. The studio is host to dozens of animators who are masters of their craft, and when you see the new footage from the final Kubo and the Two Strings trailer, you’ll certainly agree.
The fantasy adventure follows a young boy named Kubo (Art Parkinson) who gets caught up in the kind of fantasy adventures with which he usually entertains his village. With the help of a monkey (Charlize Theron) and a trusty, loyal warrior named Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), Kubo must face gods and monsters in order to learn the true history of his family and become a hero in the process. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
There are no shortage of monsters on the big screen this year, whether they be mutants or ghosts or dragons or other mythical creatures. But not all monsters are out to terrorize people. Some of them appear because they’ve been summoned by sad little boys desperately in need. In Juan Antonio Bayona‘s A Monster Calls, Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall) struggles with bullies at school and his mother’s illness at home. At night he’s visited by a monster in the form of a towering tree (Liam Neeson).
Although A Monster Calls has elements of fantasy and adventure, the real core of the story is Conor’s attempts to cope with the kind of outsized emotions that even adults are ill-equipped to handle: love, loss, and grief. In other words, this beast of a tale looks more likely to break your heart than to make you scream. Watch the latest A Monster Calls teaser trailer below.
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Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s been nearly three years since Scot Armstrong started shooting Search Party, an R-rated comedy starring Happy Endings alum Adam Pally and Silicon Valley stars T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch. Originally, the plan was for Universal to open Search Party in fall 2014 — but fall 2014 came and went without a release, and it’s only now, as we creep into summer 2016, that it’s finally getting ready to hit theaters.
Search Party has strong shades of The Hangover, which seems appropriate enough considering Armstrong wrote The Hangover Part II. Miller and Pally play Jason and Evan, friends of groom-to-be Nardo (Middleditch). Convinced Nardo is making a huge mistake, Jason bursts into the wedding and ruins it. A devastated Nardo heads to Mexico to try and win back his bride, only to wind up naked and stranded and alone with no one to call for help but Jason and Evan. Watch the Search Party red-band trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The first thing you notice about In a Valley of Violence is that it doesn’t feel like a typical Ti West film. His trademark slow-burn menace is nowhere to be found and his low-key comedy, which he used to punctuate tension in films like The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers, has undergone a transformation. This is the first West film that isn’t the cinematic equivalent of being placed in a pot of water and not realizing that the water is boiling until it’s too late – it’s broader, more straightforward, and, on paper, a fairly typical revenge western.
Until’s it’s not. In a Valley of Violence is one weird movie, an experience that grabs your attention with its eccentricities before losing you with its lack of focus. It’s not a deadeye pistol shot from a gunslinger, but a wild shot from a scattergun. Yeah, it still hits its target, but you wish the aim was a little more true.
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