Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
By now, you’re probably well acquainted with the of Best Picture Oscar nominees. (And if not, that 24-hour marathon has you covered.) The Best Foreign Language Film contenders, on the other hand, remain a more mysterious bunch.
Among this year’s crop is Timbuktu, Mauritania’s first-ever entry for the prize. Though it’s racked up praise on the festival circuit, it’s only now getting a proper theatrical rollout in the U.S. Get yourself ready by watching the Timbuktu trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Pedro Almodovar has had a wild few years, dodging from the wild horror tale The Skin I Live In to the brightly colored comedy I’m So Excited!, which was also generally little-seen, at least in the US. Now he’s going to make a film called Silencio. Not to be confused with Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Silence, this Almodovar project is described by the director as “a return to the cinema of women” — that being a reference to his own body of work that is dominated by deeply-felt melodramas and comedies focused on the lives of women.
This new film will not be a comedy, but a serious drama — we’ve got what few details are currently public, after the break. Read More »
What if Escape From New York took place in a Finnish forest with a teen-aged Snake Plisskin out to rescue the President of the United States? In the film Big Game, which comes from Rare Exports director Jalmari Helander, Samuel L. Jackson is the POTUS, shot out of the sky when Air Force One is targeted. He is found by a young man played by Onni Tommila of Rare Exports — the kid is on a hunting adventure to prove his manhood, and stumbles into a very unusual sort of hunt. Check out the Big Game trailer below. Read More »
There is now a fourth version of Wong Kar Wai‘s most recent film, The Grandmaster. Originally released in 2013 in a 130-minute Chinese version, then a 122-minute “international” version, and finally in a streamlined and substantially-different 108-minute US version, the film has been converted to 3D for re-release in China. This new 3D cut is based mostly on the US version — so it loses entirely some characters from the longer cuts — but also features some new footage. See what you can spot in the Grandmaster 3D trailer (actually, trailers) below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014 by Angie Han
Following the success of Legendary’s Godzilla reboot, the company behind the original Godzilla is getting back in the game. Japan’s Toho has announced its own Godzilla movie to open in 2016, two years ahead of Legendary’s Godzilla reboot sequel. Hit the jump for more details on the new Toho Godzilla movie. Read More »
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U.S. audiences are finally going to see the continuation of the terrifying and awesome [Rec] franchise at the start of 2015. [Rec] 4: Apocalypse opened in Europe earlier this year but Magnet is finally releasing the film stateside in theaters and on VOD January 2. This fourth film continues the story of the first two as news reporter Ángela Vidal (Manuela Velascoa), the girl who got dragged into the darkness of the original film, has now been captured, and thrown on a oil tanker that’s gone out to sea.
To give you an idea of what to expect, /Film is excited to exclusively debut some violent stills from the film. That’s not even one above, check out all the gory Rec 4 Apocalypse photos below. Read More »
Cutting movies in half is very hip these days. Twilight, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and now…John Woo? Yes, the director of Hard Boiled, The Killer and Face/Off made a two-parter in 2008 with Red Cliff, and he’s doing it again this year with The Crossing. An epic romance set against the tragedy of a capsized ferry in 1949, it stars Zhang Ziyi and was written by Melody Wang, who wrote Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Now, that might sound like it’s John Woo’s Titanic, but it’s much bigger than that. The Crossing is a romance, a disaster film, a war film and more all rolled into one. It truly looks epic.
In China, The Crossing Part 1 opens in December and The Crossing Part 2 opens May 2015. There’s no U.S. release date yet. But, based on this trailer, I hope it gets one soon. Read More »
In the limited edition poster game, you pretty much know the drill. You’re going to get really nice art for the same few dozen movies. It just so happens that movies like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Jaws, etc. are the ones that most influenced the current crop of professional artists. In fact, it’s pretty rare that you get a piece of art for a movie that was made before 1975, let alone something foreign.
Enter FAMP Art, a new limited edition art company who is hoping to create works not from the regular hit films. They’re focusing only on the best in independent and foreign cinema. They checked both boxes with their first poster for City of God and next week, they’ll release a regular and variant for Vittorio De Sica‘s 1948 masterpiece, The Bicycle Thief. Below, we exclusively reveal both Bicycle Thief posters and tell you how you can get one. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
Each year, there are a handful of films that don’t quite seem to get the attention they deserve. Maybe they don’t star the right people or premiere at the right festivals, or maybe they suffer from plain bad luck. Whatever the case, the Tribeca Film Festival entry Zero Motivation is up there for me as one of the best films of 2014 that few people have heard of, much less seen.
The first feature from Talya Lavie, Zero Motivation centers around female Israeli soldiers stationed at a remote base. But it’s more Office Space than Black Hawk Down. When these young women aren’t filing papers or making coffee under their supervisor’s watchful eye, they’re playing Minesweeper and plotting elaborate pranks. Watch the Zero Motivation trailer after the jump.
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