Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
As you recover from this weekend’s House of Cards marathon, it’s time to look ahead to your next Netflix-enabled binge. The streaming service has revealed that the second season of Orange Is the New Black will premiere June 6, 2014. As is typical for Netflix, all 13 episodes will hit on the same date.
The announcement was slipped in as an ad at the end of House of Cards‘ second season finale. Watch the intense first teaser for Orange Is the New Black Season 2 after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, February 14th, 2014 by David Chen
In a video essay published last week, Amy Nicholson (from LA Weekly) and I dove into some of the intricacies of Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York. This week in Part 2, we examine the role of Sammy Barnathan, ponder why Caden wears a wig later on in the film, reflect on the role of Madeline Gravis, and try to figure out why everyone is everyone, as the world outside of the play collapses.
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Magnolia has released the U.S. trailer for Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomanic: Volume I. The controversial film hits on demand March 6 and theaters March 21 sporting a very naked, very impressive cast including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Here’s a new trailer for Joe, which teams director David Gordon Green with Nicolas Cage. Both men have started to be known more for their broad comic and genre work, but this movie shows that both can really deliver on the dramatic front when they have a mind to. Here Cage is paired with Tye Sheridan, the young actor who was so good in Mud, playing a young man with a tousled family, who develops a surrogate father/son relationship with Cage’s character Joe.
We’ve seen one French trailer for the film already, but this is the first domestic edit, and it’s a lot better. There’s less plot given away here, and a lot more suggestion of character. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
Winter’s Tale doesn’t lack for sincerity. It’s genuinely invested in the idea of eternal love, and the notion that everything happens for a reason, and the possibility that miracles are happening around us every day, and it tries its very hardest to sell us on these pleasant beliefs. What Winter’s Tale lacks is sense.
Akiva Goldsman‘s directorial debut is thought-provoking in that it raises lots and lots of questions, but they aren’t of the deep, meaningful, existential variety. Rather, they range from the amusingly trivial (why is Satan wearing a Jimi Hendrix t-shirt in 1915 Manhattan?) to the thoroughly confounding. (Seriously, what is the point of this supposedly epic battle between good and evil?) By the time it was all over, the magical flying horse-slash-guardian angel felt like the most comprehensible thing I’d seen in the past two hours.
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Production is now underway on the star-studded mountain climbing drama, Everest. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband), Everest features Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal telling the true story of two groups of climbers who attempted to summit the world’s highest mountain in what turned out to be a horrible snowstorm. It’ll be released in IMAX 3D on February 27, 2015. Check out the full first image from the production, and the full press release, below. Read More »
While we wait for Terry Gilliam‘s new film The Zero Theorem to hit theaters in the US (which will happen… sometime) we’ve got a few new tidbits for you to check out. One is a “making-of” featurette on that film, showing some of the means with which Gilliam, his crew, and stars Christoph Waltz, Melanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton, David Thewlis, and Matt Damon brought the story’s weird vision to life.
Even as that movie moves towards theaters, Gilliam is really going back to shoot The Man Who Killed Don Quixote once more. He’s scorned the idea of using Kickstarter to finance the film when asked about such an idea in the past, but now seems to be more open to the process. Quotes on that are below, too. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
Hannah Fidell‘s A Teacher didn’t get quite the acclaim or attention that Fruitvale Station or The Spectacular Now rdid at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, but it got some buzz nonetheless thanks to its scandalous premise, fine performances, and pared-down style. Now, it’s also getting a TV show.
Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, and Michael Costigan are set to executive produce an HBO drama based on Fidell’s film, with Fidell herself on board to write, executive produce, and possibly direct the pilot. Shameless (U.K.) showrunner Daniel Brocklehurst will also write and executive produce. Get more details on the series after the jump.
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