John Hillcoat is drawn to extreme worlds. How his characters embrace, reject or accept their brutal environments is a running idea throughout much of the director’s work. The filmmaker’s latest picture, Triple 9, is definitely a John Hillcoat film, filled with pain and violence. He’s never one to shy away from reality. In fact, he fights for it.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
John Hillcoat has a new film opening in theaters this weekend. The reviews for the director’s crime thriller, Triple 9, have been somewhat mixed, but any fan of Hillcoat’s, especially admirers of Lawless, will most likely enjoy his latest picture.
To celebrate the release, Mondo has made some striking posters for a few of his previous film, and you can get the details on how to purchase each of the John Hillcoat Mondo posters below.
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Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
On paper, Triple 9 sounds like familiar territory, another story of corrupt cops butting heads with police officers and crooks alike. But if you place John Hillcoat in the director’s chair, I’m suddenly very interested. And if you then place Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Norman Reedus, Gal Gadot, and Aaron Paul in front of the camera, you’ve just sold a ticket.
A new batch of Triple 9 clips have arrived on the the heels of those very intense trailers and posters, just in case you need some additional convincing that a crime film with that line-up deserves to be on your radar. Whether it’s ultimately good or bad remains to be seen, but there’s no way this movie is boring.
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Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
For a spell, it looked like Oliver Stone‘s Snowden could be a contender in this year’s awards race. It had a timely hot-button topic and an all-star cast, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley. Maybe most telling of all, it also had a primo release date: December 25, 2015. But those hopes were dashed when Open Road yanked the film off its 2015 calendar into summer 2016.
Or maybe not. Open Road Films has just pushed back Snowden a few more months into fall 2016, right at the start of prestige pic season. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
What do you get when you combine John Hillcoat, the talented director of Lawless and The Road; an A-list ensemble cast that includes Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Kate Winslet; and more dirty-cop tropes than you can shake a stick at? The answer is Triple 9, a gritty crime thriller that lands in theaters next weekend. The Black List script by Matt Cook centers on a group of corrupt officers blackmailed by the mob into pulling off an insane heist. They decide the only way to pull it off is to kill one of their own, but suffice it to say things don’t go as planned.
Open Road Films has come in just under the wire with one last Triple 9 trailer, just as the first Triple 9 reviews have hit the web. Watch the latest promo, and find out what the critics are saying about Hillcoat’s caper, after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Apparently at some point in the past decade, Garry Marshall decided he could not rest until he’d turned every major holiday into a middling ensemble romcom. Having already put out Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, he’s now turned his attention to Mother’s Day. This one stars Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, and Jason Sudeikis as a loosely interconnected group of people with all kinds of mommy issues. Watch the first Mother’s Day trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Every year brings us a new batch of gritty cop dramas, but 2016 brings us a gritty cop drama from director John Hillcoat, the superb filmmaker responsible The Proposition, The Road, and Lawless. Triple 9, looks to fall in line with his previous work: an ensemble of stellar actors in a morally bleak world enact horrific acts of violence on one another. We can’t wait.
We are pleased to debut a new Triple 9 character poster featuring the great Woody Harrelson and a piece of advice that probably applies to every character in any Hillcoat production.
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In what appears to be a mix of Training Day, Sicario and Inside Man, a new trailer for the action thriller Triple 9 has just debuted. And with a story that feels very familiar, it’s the star-studded cast that seems to makes this one worth watching. Casey Affleck plays a rookie cop joining a crew of dirty cops who have blackmailed to pull off a heist for the Russian mob. No one can be trusted, and someone is probably going to die. Watch below! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 by Jack Giroux
Writer-director Tom McCarthy has had one bizarre year. He wrote and directed one of the year’s finest films, Spotlight, and also The Cobbler — a movie so strange and tonally troubled you must watch it. McCarthy, to my surprise, also had a role in this summer’s Pixels. The man keeps busy. But Spotlight is the movie everyone keeps talking about, and for good reason. It’s an all around excellent film, with an efficient script, taught direction, and quietly riveting performances.
After the jump, watch Tom McCarthy break down a Spotlight scene.
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