Christian Petzold, director of Barbara, had a new film premiere in Toronto this week, and the people who love Phoenix really love it. Called a Hitchcockian thriller set in post-WWII Berlin, the film features Nina Hoss as a concentration camp survivor who goes to great lengths to find her husband, from whom she was separated before her internment. But he could have a darker role in her wartime experience than she originally believed. Check out the Phoenix trailer below. Read More »
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The Man in the High Castle is among the more well-known Philip K. Dick novels, perhaps because it explores a premise many people have perhaps mused upon at some point in their lives: what if Germany and Japan won World War II? The novel is set in the early ’60s in an America that is occupied in the east by Germany and in the west by Japan, with a stretch of “free” land in the middle. Years of development attempts have so far failed to yield a TV or film adaptation of the novel, but now Amazon is pulling together a Man in the High Castle TV series.
Luke Kleintank is playing a new character called Joe Blake in the pilot, while Alexa Davalos (Clash Of The Titans, Mob City) has just won the lead female role, a slightly altered version of Juliana Frink from the novel.
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Joe Carnahan shot a film called Stretch last year, with Chris Pine, Jessica Alba, Patrick Wilson, and Brooklyn Decker in the cast. Originally set to be released by Universal, it’s not your average studio movie — for instance, that’s Chris Pine in the film, above. Pine’s character is a billionaire who has a shady deal in mind, and recruits the main character of the movie, a chauffeur played by Patrick Wilson, to drive him around as he gets things in motion.
Carnahan himself has said it’s a weird movie, and it has gone through a bit of a weird phase. Originally set for release this past March, the Jason Blum-produced Stretch has been in a sort of limbo as it finds a new release plan. Now Carnahan is releasing the first pictures (and a very small bit of video) from the film, and you can see just how wild it might be. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
We knew Jennifer Lopez as an actress before we knew her as a singer, but it’s been a long time since she’s had a real hit film. Sure, Ice Age: Continental Drift made lots of money, but she only lent her voice to that one. Who even remembers that Parker, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and The Back-Up plan even existed, let alone that she was in them?
Nevertheless, she keeps on keeping on, and the next stop in her cinematic journey will be a thriller called The Boy Next Door. The movie itself doesn’t look all that promising, frankly, but at least the Boy Next Door trailer is kind of entertaining, in a so-bad-it’s-good sort of way. Check it out after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2014 by Angie Han
Elisabeth Moss seemed pretty well suited to that True Detective Season 2 gig, not least because she pulled off a similar-sounding role to great acclaim in Top of the Lake. But just because she’s qualified doesn’t mean no one else is, and now it seems she has a little competition.
According to a new report, Rachel McAdams is in the running for the same True Detective Season 2 part that Moss has been circling for the past few weeks. Meanwhile, the other three leads — Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, and Vince Vaughn — seem all but set. Get character details and more after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, September 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
The first and last time we heard about Alien Sleeper Cell was way back in 2011, when we heard the project had been put into development. Truth be told, it’s been so quiet in the years since then that we basically forgot it existed at all.
But it does, and now, at long last, it’s taking a major step forward. James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) has just signed on to direct the sci-fi thriller. Hit the jump for more about the Alien Sleeper Cell director.
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The first season of True Detective was unusual, as it was directed entirely by one person, Cary Fukunaga. We know the second season of the show will be different — a new cast, a new story, and a set of directors rather than one person to oversee the whole season. Now the first of those directors is named, as Justin Lin is in talks to be the first True Detective season 2 director. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
Over the past several months we’ve heard conflicting information about the differences between David Fincher‘s Gone Girl movie and its source material, Gillian Flynn‘s Gone Girl novel. First we heard that the ending had changed, and then we heard that it hadn’t exactly. Today, someone who’s actually seen the movie has finally weighed in.
Buried in a recent profile of star Ben Affleck was a casual comment about the faithfulness of Fincher’s film — namely, that it sticks pretty closely to Flynn’s novel after all. Hit the jump for the latest on the Gone Girl movie ending. (No spoilers.)
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