With spring here and summer on the way, we’re starting to see some of the movies that hit the 2016 Sundance Film Festival make their way to theaters. If the suspense and blood in Jeremy Saulnier’s thriller Green Room isn’t your kind of thing, then you’ll probably want to take in something a little more lighthearted and fun. That would be Sing Street, a wonderful coming-of-age comedy set in Ireland back in the 1980s. And since it’s a movie from Once and Begin Again director John Carney, it’s full of some amazing original music.
The Weinstein Company doesn’t seem to be doing a great job of making audiences aware of its limited release next week. But we’re trying to change that by calling your attention to a new Sing Street TV spot, complete with a quote from our Sundance review. Plus, there’s a new music video highlighting an original song from Begin Again star and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. Check out both of the videos below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The Intouchables may have grossed a paltry $10 million in the United States, but it was a massive hit everywhere else in the world, earning $416 million from international markets. The lesson here was clear: Americans won’t respond to critically acclaimed, award-winning, crowd-pleasing movie if they have to read subtitles. The only solution: a remake, of course.
And while an American version of Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s 2011 comic drama has been in the works for some time now, the film has set its sights on two leading men. Are you ready for Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart to form an unlikely duo and embark on a journey where they embrace life to its fullest? Sure, why not?
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Everybody loves a clown, so why don’t you? Well, probably because the movies have taught us that clowns tend to be insane murderers at best and child-devouring supernatural entities at worst. Anyone willing to put on a red nose and a wig, cinema says, is someone you should not trust.
But hey, at least they make pretty solid fodder for horror movies and it’s starting to look like 2016 will be a banner year for the “evil clowns kill a bunch of people” subgenre. 31 and Clown, both about evil circus folk and both represented by noteworthy filmmakers, have landed release dates. Nightmares do come true!
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It’s no secret that Quentin Tarantino steals from other movies to inspire his own. The filmmaker has admitted so himself, and he doesn’t care what you think:
I steal from every movie ever made. I love it – if my work has anything it’s that I’m taking this from this and that from that and mixing them together. If people don’t like that, then tough titty, don’t go and see it, alright? I steal from everything. Great artists steal; they don’t do homages.
And his latest film, The Hateful Eight, is no exception. But since Tarantino likes to reference some more obscure films, one cinephile has put together a guide to the movie references the filmmaker made in his western. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
Forget ghosts — the real threat to the latest residents of 112 Ocean Avenue is the whims of film distributors. The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films have pushed back Amityville: The Awakening yet again, this time all the way to 2017. Remember, this is a film that was originally slated to come out in early 2015. And as it turns out, Amityville: The Awakening might have an unlikely culprit for this latest setback: the Sundance crowdpleaser Sing Street. Read More »
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One of our favorite movies at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival back in January was Sing Street from director John Carney. In my review from the festival, yours truly called the movie “marvelous, delightful and just plain great.” You’ve probably already seen the trailer for this flick that comes straight from the heart of the 1980s and all the pop rock that comes with that decade, but now a new clip has debuted showing us just how great the teen band at the center of the film truly is, even if they’re a bit clumsy shooting the music video for “The Riddle of the Model,” their first single. Read More »
Another Red Sonja adaptation has been stuck in development hell for years. Plenty of talent has boarded and fallen off the project. Years ago a version starring Rose McGowan and produced by Robert Rodriguez came very close to happening, but it never came to fruition. After years of waiting, director Bryan Singer might be the one to bring this character back to life.
Learn more about the rumored Red Sonja television series below.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Once a movie takes Sundance by storm, the wait begins for its theatrical release. Sometimes there’s hardly a wait at all; this year’s documentary Jim: The James Foley Story premiered on HBO a mere two weeks after its Sundance bow. And sometimes that wait is so long it actually laps the following Sundance: The Witch, in theaters now, debuted over a year ago at Sundance 2015.
Fortunately for fans of ’80s music, Irish accents, coming-of-age stories, and/or joy, The Weinstein Company isn’t dragging its feet on Sing Street. The upbeat musical from John Carney (of Once and Begin Again) emerged as one of the biggest crowdpleasers of this year’s festival, and now it’s going to sing and dance its way into the hearts of general audiences this spring. Read More »
Even though The Hateful Eight is nearly gone from theaters after being released a month ago, there’s really no bad time to hear what movies are good to watch before you see Quentin Tarantino‘s latest, violent Western. Even if you aren’t able to see the movie in theaters anymore, it’ll be out on home video soon enough. So if you happened to miss it the first time around, you have ample time to check out these movies before then. Plus, this video laying them all out includes commentary on each from Tarantino himself. Find out below. Read More »