Heroes Day meeting

Years have passed since Lost ended, and Damon Lindelof finally has a new TV show. That show is called The Leftovers, based on the book by series co-producer Tom Perrotta, and it premiered on HBO Sunday night.

In an instant, two percent of the world’s populate goes missing. The people who vanish have nothing in common. There’s no rhyme or reason, they’re just gone. Three years later, in a small New York town, we meet several characters still dealing with the emotional, spiritual and logistic effects of this unfathomable the event. And in classic Lindelof fashion, the first episode is scene after scene of intriguing mystery. Dozens of questions are posed, starting intriguing scenarios, introducing characters, and more. It was a polarizing, but in my mind fantastic start to what’s sure to be an interesting show.

Don’t have HBO? You can now watch the The Leftovers pilot for free online. Check it out below. Read More »

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The Killing recap video

Most shows are lucky to get revived once. The Killing is experiencing the revival twice, with its second comeback scheduled for this August. To prepare fans for the fourth and final season, Netflix has released a The Killing recap video that revisits some of the highlights from the first three seasons. Watch it after the jump.

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The Judge trailer

Long before Robert Downey Jr. was a massive box office star and superhero, he starred in smaller, character based films. With all the Tony Stark flair these days, it’s almost hard to remember the days of Chaplin, Only You, and Heart and Souls. And his next film, which we’ll see before he again joins the Avengers, is back in that genre. Even more so, he produced this one with his wife, Susan Downey.

The film is called The Judge, and it opens on October 10. Downey plays a hotshot lawyer (or, so there’s some Tony Stark there) who returns to his hometown only to find his father, played by Robert Duvall, accused of murder. Directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), the impressive cast also includes Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Dax Shephard, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Leighton Meester and a few Oscar-winners in Billy Bob Thornton and Melissa Leo.

The first trailer for The Judge is now out. Check it out below. Read More »

Two Faces of January Trailer

Last time we checked in on The Two Faces of January, the film didn’t have a US release date set. There was reason to hope for one, as the film stars Viggo Mordetensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac in an adaptation of the novel by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley).

This Two Faces of January trailer starts off a bit different than the last one — it introduces Mortensen and Dunst as an American couple abroad, and shows how they get into trouble when the past catches up with them. And then Oscar Isaac steps in to help, and things start to get complicated. Knowing Highsmith’s plots, there will be more twists than the ones promises here. Watch below! Read More »

borgman poster art

We’ve loved the direction that Drafthouse Films has taken in bringing the film Borgman to audiences. The trailer was terrific, and the key poster art is also great. The poster gets right to some of the important ideas in the film in a way that is enticing and mysterious without being blatantly overt. A conversation with Drafthouse led to the idea of doing a breakdown of the design process for that key art, which was created by artist Brandon Schaefer.

Initially we were going to set up an interview with Schaefer. Before that happened, however, he wrote up a description of his own design process. And, frankly, it is a lot better than any interview might have been. So what follows is essentially a guest post by Schaefer, in which he gives a full account of the process of creating the Borgman poster art. Read More »

True Detective Season 2 casting rumors

Rumors have been flying fast and heavy about who might lead True Detective Season 2, but series creator Nic Pizzolatto claims they’re all nonsense. “Literally, not a single rumour about casting that has been printed anywhere has any truth to it whatsoever,” he said firmly.

Whatever the new season ends up looking like, though, you should try to enjoy it while you can. Pizzolatto also admitted that he doesn’t envision True Detective lasting more than three seasons, because making it is so “incredibly exhausting.” Hit the jump to read his comments.

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caligari restoration

One of the landmark works of genre film — hell, of film, period — has received what looks to be a brilliant new restoration. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was a sensation upon release in 1920, and has remained a sensation for almost one hundred years, thanks to its intense atmosphere and stunning sense of design. Mere stills from Caligari have inspired entire careers, and now we have a chance to take a new look at the film. The first trailer for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari restoration is out, and while it doesn’t show much, it suggests that this is a remarkable bit of film preservation.

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Borgman first five minutes

Borgman is a strange and unsettling film that is absolutely worth watching, and now you can see the opening sequence for free. Drafthouse Films has dropped the first five minutes of the movie online in advance of the film’s NYC opening tomorrow. If you’re the sort that will be drawn in by situations that are odd, and tantalizingly unexplained, then what follows after the jump is five of the best minutes you’ll have today. Read More »

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