With all the superhero movies hitting theaters each year, audiences are getting a little sick of origin stories. But in the Sundance selected film Sleight, we get a movie that takes a homegrown approach to the superhero origin thanks to some ingenuity and street-level drama.
Sleight follows a young high school boy named Bo (Jacob Latimore) who must take on the responsibility of caring for his younger sister after a family tragedy leaves them alone. Barely getting by with the money he gets from strangers for doing street magic, he can’t help but get involved with some of the wrong people, for the sake of his family. That creates all sorts of problems, but he just might have the right tricks to get out of them.
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She’s convincingly played (a version of) Bob Dylan, Katherine Hepburn, the wicked stepmother in Cinderella, Queen Elizabeth I, and Galadriel, the royal elf of the Noldor and the Teleri. Listing off those few roles barely begins to scratch the surface of Blanchett’s talents. Most film fans are likely in agreement she can do it all, like, say, play 13 different roles in Julian Rosefeldt‘s Manifesto, which debuts this month at the Sundance Film Festival.
Below, watch the Manifesto trailer.
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Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2017 by Angie Han
“Cannibalism coming-of-age story” isn’t a phrase you hear every day, and that in itself is reason enough to be curious about Raw. Add in the fact that Raw received rave reviews on the festival circuit (that is, when it wasn’t making audiences sick to their stomachs) and that it’s being heralded as a breakout for first-time director Julia Ducournau and young star Garance Marillier and Ella Rumpf, and it’s skyrocketed to near the very top of my most-anticipated list.
Raw centers around a young woman who’s having a rough time adjusting to college. For most of us, that means battling annoying roommates or pounding hangovers; for her, it means developing an insatiable hunger for flesh. Focus World has just served up the first trailers for Raw today, and if you’ve got a taste for the macabre you’ll definitely want to dig in. Check ’em out below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by Angie Han
If you’re tired of prestige-pic-season leftovers and Monster Trucks isn’t exactly your jam, perhaps Sleepless will be just the jolt you’re looking for. A remake of the buzzy 2011 French thriller Sleepless Night, it’s essentially Jamie Foxx‘s Taken, with a bit of The Departed mixed in. Michelle Monaghan is also there to glower at Jamie Foxx and David Harbour gets the chance to demonstrate that he can say “Nevada” correctly. Watch the Sleepless red-band trailer below. Read More »
Now that we’re into the year 2017, shows are coming back from their midseason hiatus to finish out the rest of their season. In addition, there are some new shows arriving on TV for the first time. And following their panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour this week, FOX has released some new trailers for the shows coming to their network over the next few months.
24: Legacy resets the clock with Corey Hawkins as the new lead of a series set in the universe of the original starring Kiefer Sutherland (though he won’t be back as Jack Bauer for now). Prison Break is also making a comeback with the return of Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell.
Outside of the returning shows, FOX also has two new crime dramas. APB follows a police precinct in Chicago taken over by a billionaire in an effort to fight crime properly, reduce corruption and create an efficient private police force. Then there’s Shots Fired, a 10-part event series that takes a look at the broken criminal justice system.
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Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by Angie Han
It’s the TCAs this week, and that means we’ve got lots of big TV news coming our way right now. So let’s get them all taken care of right now, shall we? After the jump:
- FX’s Atlanta won’t return until 2018.
- FX’s American Crime Story also won’t return until 2018.
- American Horror Story has been renewed. Yes, again.
- Archer, The Americans, and Feud get premiere dates.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events gets a second season.
- Big Little Lies and Riverdale unleash new teasers.
- Arrested Development season 5 is “close,” supposedly.
- Lethal Weapon casts Thomas Lennon as Joe Pesci.
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A new adventure featuring the classic movie monster King Kong is just a couple months away. Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is bringing the massive ape to the big screen in his largest form yet in Kong: Skull Island, but he’s not the only monster that a group of explorers have to contend with.
Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell and more all encounter an endless array of giant creatures, from creepy spiders to gargantuan lizards and much more. Now a new Kong Skull Island trailer makes it hard to tell whether King Kong or these other monsters will be a larger threat to our human protagonists.
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The more we see TV shows like Baywatch and CHIPs turned into movies, the more realization sets in that the success of 21 Jump Street as a quality comedy was a small miracle.
While Baywatch doesn’t look bad, it just seems to be trying too hard to have the same blend of R-rated comedy and action that directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller delivered wonderfully with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. And now we have the first CHIPs trailer, revealing Dax Shepard (who also directs the comedy) and Michael Peña as unlikely partners in the California Highway Patrol. And if Baywatch is trying to be 21 Jump Street, than CHIPs is trying even harder to be its cool PG-13 cousin.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
There are only a handful of entertainment companies whose logos feel like a genuine promise of quality and A24 is one of them. Since their modest start in 2013, they have become an independent film powerhouse, regularly distributing some of the best movies released in a given year. Just look at some of the movies they released in 2016: Moonlight, Green Room, Swiss Army Man, The Witch, American Honey, 20th Century Women, and The Lobster. In other words, some of the best movies of the past year.
So when they unveil a mysterious teaser trailer for an untitled and unannounced science fiction movie, it’s enough to make me sit up and pay attention. What are they working on here? And when will get a chance to see it?
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Netflix has always had a large library of streaming content, but in the next few years, they’re hoping that 50% of their library will be made up of original programming. But if they’re looking to have ample content in every genre, they have some work to do in building their original horror/thriller library. So far they’ve only released Rebirth, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House and Mercy, but now they have a new one coming to theaters on Friday the 13th.
Clinical will hit the streaming service this weekend, and the first trailer has just arrived. While it does have some rather horrific imagery, this doesn’t look like your typical horror film. Instead, this appears to be a visceral psychological thriller that brings the real life horror of post-traumatic stress to life.
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