Dying of the Light protest

Yesterday we saw the trailer for Dying of the Light, the new film directed by Paul Schrader from his own script, with Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin starring as intelligence agents. But there’s some troubled backstory to the movie, and it isn’t really Schrader’s film now. He was locked out of the edit as the producers took over final cut and added their own score. Nicolas Winding Refn, who is on the film as exec producer, called the process “artistic disrespect.” Now the creators have lodged a creative Dying of the Light protest.

Schrader can’t talk about it because of the non-disparagement clause in his contract. So he, Refn, and his stars have posed wearing shirts bearing the text of that contract. Those images accompany a statement from the director, released today.  Read More »

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Dying of the Light trailer

In Dying of the Light Nicolas Cage plays an intelligence agent who wants to do something worth remembering. Based on the Dying of the Light trailer, Nic Cage may not achieve the same thing in this movie.

We’ve followed the film’s strange history for a while: scripted by Paul Schrader, Dying of the Light was originally going to be directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, with Harrison Ford in the lead. But Ford and Refn had creative differences and that version fell apart. Eventually Schrader directed the film with Cage starring and Refn acting as exec producer. But there has been conflict between Schrader and the film’s primary producers, resulting in a final edit that does not involve the director. Check out the trailer below to see a representation of what will hit theaters in December. Read More »

The Complete Amazing Amy Gone Girl
In David Fincher‘s big screen adaptation of Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike plays Amy Dunne, a wife who goes mysteriously missing leaving her husband (Ben Affleck) in the public spotlight. The character of Dunne has always lived in the shadow of Amazing Amy, a series of children’s books written by her parents very loosely based on her childhood. Well it looks like the Amazing Amy books are about to be released as a collection, The Complete Amazing Amy, and a preview has been released digitally. Take a quick preview of The Complete Amazing Amy, after the jump.

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Miss Meadows trailer

Thought billionaire playboys made for unlikely vigilantes? You haven’t met Miss Meadows, the heroine of Karen Leigh Hopkins‘ offbeat indie thriller of the same title. Played by Katie Holmes, this prim and proper elementary school looks so sugar-sweet, bluebirds literally follow her around while she tap-dances down the street. But what her community doesn’t know is that when they’re not looking, she moonlights as a pistol-packing avenger.

This is obviously a big problem for the bad guys in her town but it also proves a headache for local law enforcement, represented by James Badge Dale. Especially once he starts falling for her. Hit the jump to see the new Miss Meadows trailer.

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Resident Evil: Retribution

If you’re no longer able to make money off of a property on the big screen, why not take it to the small one? Constantin Film announced this weekend it is planning TV shows based on its Resident Evil film series, the 2013 franchise non-starter The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and 2006′s Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.

Hit the jump for more about the Resident Evil TV series and more. Read More »

Léa Seydoux Tipped as Femme Fatale in ‘Bond 24′

Lea Seydoux in Bond 24

Let’s say it: Bond is the Warmest Color. OK, that’s out of the way. Bond 24 is set to shoot in just over a month under the direction of Sam Mendes, and now we may have the first official new cast member. Léa Seydoux, of Blue is the Warmest Color and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (above), will reportedly have a prominent role in the film.  Read More »

‘LFO’ Trailer: Manipulating People With Sound

LFO trailer

In LFO, an amateur scientist develops a technique for hypnotizing people using a specific sound frequency. He puts this into action using his neighbors as subjects, and things get weird, as you’d expect. Fittingly for a trailer for a film about manipulation via sound, there is no dialogue here — this LFO trailer is all machine-made sound and atmosphere. There’s not much indication of the film’s sense of humor here, as this trailer is all about the weird. But that’s a good place to start.

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Stretch red-band trailer

Often the release of a red-band trailer means that we’re going to see way too much from a film that is still weeks from release. But in the case of this Stretch red-band trailer, it shows off stuff from a movie you can watch right now. Universal may have decided that Joe Carnahan‘s late-night whackadoo adventure wasn’t a theatrical bet on which it wanted to gamble, but the movie is on digital outlets and VOD right now. So you can see Patrick Wilson as a limo driver, Chris Pine as a rich kook, Ed Helms as, well, a ghost, I guess, and a whole bunch of other people too.

This trailer embraces being adults-only; it’s got violence, cursing, nudity, and a lot of weird stuff. It isn’t safe for work, but it might just be as crazy as the film. Read More »

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