Other than saying “hey, Tom Hardy is in this!” how exactly does one promote a film in which a guy drives a car for an hour and a half? A new set of two Locke trailers attempt to tackle the problem by running in opposite directions.
“One guy in a car” is the basic setup of Locke, the film from Steven Knight in which Hardy plays a troubled guy who fields phone calls while on a drive to attend an event that could change his life. The film may have a performance from Hardy that has been praised up and down the festival circuit since the film debuted last year (as the first spot’s quote barrage shows) but it is pretty short on the whizz-bang moments that trailer editors thrive on. So the approach here is a bit novel, and the short spots are heavy on tension and atmosphere — and Hardy’s performance. Read More »
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Briefly: One of the best films of 2014 so far, Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood, will now get a release right in the middle of summer. IFC, which has backed Boyhood for over ten years, has given the film a July 11 release date. Linklater began shooting the film in 2002, and brought the cast together once a year to shoot a couple days between 2002 and 2013. The last shoot took place in October of last year, just a couple months before the film’s premiere at Sundance.
Boyhood stars Ellar Coltrane (above), with Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Lorelei Linklater playing his parents and sister. While the film is primarily about the boy (eventually a young man) played by Coltrane, it really chronicles the shifting fortunes of a loosely connected family as they journey through more than a decade of life. [Variety]
Tucker and Dale Vs Evil 2 is officially on the way. At a recent horror convention, stars Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk announced that producers recently contacted them to say a sequel to the 2010 original is currently in development. Read More »
The indie thriller Blue Ruin is one of your best bets for spring moviegoing. This is a lean, compact, and really effective revenge tale about a guy who takes extreme measures in an ill-considered effort to protect and avenge his family. It’s a dark, violent movie with flashes of macabre, gruesome humor, and a nicely-pitched lead performance from Macon Blair. Jeremy Saulnier‘s revenge tale just doesn’t mess around, and should captivate anyone who wants to spend an hour and a half in some pretty dark (yet still entertaining) places. Check out a great new trailer below.
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Tommy Chong says a new Cheech and Chong movie is on the way. Speaking to CelebStoner.com, because why not, one half the legendary comedy duo said Jay Chandrasekhar, one of the members of Broken Lizard and director of Super Troopers and Beerfest, is currently writing the script that will send Chong and partner Cheech Marin to a pot festival. Read More »
Sundowning is M. Night Shyamalan‘s return to the genre that made him a household name: the psychological thriller. The director has been filming in his home state of Pennsylvania for a few weeks and documenting the experience on Twitter. Now, a few more details about the film have been revealed. Kathryn Hahn (Step Brothers, Bad Words) and Ed Oxenbould (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) play a mother and son in the film. Previous reports of Bruce Willis and Denzel Washington appearing are apparently false. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
Much as we love Jason Segel, he seemed like an, um, unexpected choice when he was cast as late author David Foster Wallace in James Ponsoldt‘s The End of the Tour. But now that shooting is underway, we have a much better idea of what Segel will look like in character… and the jury’s still out, I’d say.
The film stars Jesse Eisenberg as a Rolling Stone writer who goes on a road trip with Wallace. Ron Livingston has also just boarded the cast, in a supporting role. See Segel as Wallace and learn more about Livingston’s part after the jump.
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There is a movie called Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies. At this very instant, you either know exactly what that movie is and want to see it, or are rolling your eyes at the absolute, utterly insane absurdity of the idea. And still want to see it.
Written and directed by Cody Knotts, Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies stars “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, “The Franchise” Shane Douglas, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle and Matt Hardy as a group of wrestlers booked for an event at an abandoned prison. But guess what? The prison isn’t abandoned and I bet you can’t guess who the new inmates are. Yup, zombies!
The trailer for this wacky film is now online and it totally lives up (or down, depending on your point of view) to your expectations. Check it out below. Read More »