Jeremy Saulnier, the cinematographer-turned-director, got our attention in a big way with Blue Ruin. (That thriller is on our list of 50 great films you should see in 2014.) Now he’s making his second feature as a director. The movie, Green Room, features Patrick Stewart as a white supremacist scumbag who leads a gang that ends up in conflict with a punk band that witnesses one of the gang’s violent acts.
(Seriously, this movie sounds like a deep-sleep dream hatched after a night pounding boilermakers and reading a vintage issue of Maximum RocknRoll. I can’t wait.)
The first image of skinhead Patrick Stewart and his Green Room gang is out now; see it below. Read More »
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Joke all you want about Hayden Christensen‘s performances in the Star Wars prequels, but the guy has some chops. Sure, those two films weren’t great, but around the same time he crushed Life as a House and Shattered Glass, two highly underrated films. Since then he hasn’t exactly stayed in the spotlight, choosing to only do movies every few years. In part because of good will generated by those two indie roles, it’s always great to see him.
His latest role is in American Heist, where Christensen plays the brother of Oscar-winner Adrien Brody. Brody plays a hardened criminal who coaxes his rehabilitated brother (Christensen) to do one more big job. It’s a familiar set up to be sure, but with co-stars Jordana Brewster and Akon, there’s a distinct Fast and Furious vibe to this one. Check out the American Heist trailer below. Read More »
It’s happened to all of us: you head south to surf, meet the person of your dreams, and then discover that their “Uncle Pablo” is in fact notorious cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar. In the film Escobar: Paradise Lost, John Hutchinson is the surfer, Claudia Traisac is Maria, the girl he falls for, and Benicio Del Toro is Pablo Escobar. Through the three of them we see Escobar’s criminal activities, but also the way in which he was held up as a Colombian folk hero for his donations back to the community. See the new Escobar trailer below. Read More »
We all know that Adam Driver co-stars on Girls and that he’ll be in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (And that he was so great in a small role in Inside Llewyn Davis last year, too.) But there’s a Driver performance most of us haven’t had a chance to see yet, and it is one for which he and his co-star are winning accolades. In Hungry Hearts, Driver and Alba Rohrwacher play a young couple who “engage in a fateful struggle over the life of their newborn child.” If that sounds like some Roman Polanski sorta-atmosphere, that’s what we got out of the Hungry Hearts trailer, too. Check it out below. Read More »
Aaron Sorkin recently said he was done writing for television, but his feature film writing career isn’t going anywhere. Danny Boyle is prepping to shoot Sorkin’s script about Steve Jobs, based on the biography by Walter Isaacson. And now Sorkin is set to adapt another true-life story to the screen. This time he’ll tackle Molly Bloom‘s memoir Molly’s Game, which describes Bloom’s years running the most elite underground poker game in Los Angeles — and the inevitable FBI takedown of her operation. Read More »
In The Cobbler Adam Sandler plays a shoe repairman who isn’t happy with the lonely, dead-end life he’s crafted for himself. Then he discovers that the old sewing machine in his shop basement is actually a magic old sewing machine. Shoes repaired on that machine give the wearer a chance to live in the body of the shoes’ actual owner. Watch the Cobbler trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Anne Hathaway earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her showstopping solo in Les Misérables, but in her new movie Song One she’s the one watching in awe as someone else provides the music. Kate Barker-Froyland‘s indie romance stars Hathaway as an anthropology Ph.D. candidate who returns to her estranged family in Brooklyn after a car accident puts her brother (Ben Rosenfield) in a coma.
In an attempt to get to know the man her brother has become, she starts to seek out the artists he loved best. Eventually she falls for his very favorite musician of all, a folk singer named James Forester (Johnny Flynn). Watch the Song One trailer after the jump.
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Bryan Cranston is bringing a shameful nexus of entertainment and politics to life once again in the movie Trumbo.
Following the conclusion of Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston has been seen in Godzilla, and his biggest achievement has probably been a portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way. That led to an HBO movie version of the play in which Cranston again plays the title role. But that’s not his only stint playing a significant figure from 20th Century American history. Cranston has also starred in Trumbo, a biopic about blackslited novelist and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Below, check out the first picture of Cranston in the film. Read More »