Barry Sonnenfeld has made some fine entertainment over the course of his career. In the 1990s, Sonnenfeld had a terrific run, directing Get Shorty, Men in Black, and The Addams Family movies. Before turning towards directing, as a cinematographer, he shot Raising Arizona, Miller’s Crossing, Big, Misery, and Throw Momma from the Train. Since working on all of those memorable films, he’s directed some pictures–Wild Wild West, Men in Black II, and Big Trouble–that sorely missed the mark. Sonnenfeld’s next film, Nine Lives, about a man (Kevin Spacey) that gets turned into a cat, doesn’t look as appealing as his earlier efforts, but at the very least, it has Christopher Walken playing a cat whisper.
Below, watch a Nine Lives clip.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we come of age, head into a war zone as a refugee, wake up blind, rage against the machine, and deal with ALS.
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Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
Neither critics nor audiences much cared for X-Men: Apocalypse, the eighth entry in 20th Century Fox’s long-running comic book franchise. It drew tepid reviews and flabby box office, and is generally regarded as a disappointment. But maybe the studio’s other big superpowered team-up, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, will have better luck.
Directed by Tim Burton and based on the bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs, the story concerns a young man (actual Tim Burton character Asa Butterfield) who stumbles across a hidden home for children with extraordinary abilities.
You know, kind of like the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, only more British, more retro, and more Tim Burton-y. Or maybe that makes it more like Harry Potter‘s Hogwarts? In any case, it’s time to meet the residents. A batch of new Miss Peregrine character posters have just been revealed, and you can check them out after the jump. Read More »
Today is the 80th birthday of director Ken Loach, one of the most prolific and respected filmmakers of the past half-century. The breadth of his filmography is astonishing – between 1967 and 2016, there have only been a handful of years where he didn’t have a new film ready to go. Although he’s best known amongst cinephiles for his 1969 classic Kes, Loach has continued to earn accolades throughout his entire career, with his 2006 film The Wind That Shakes the Barley taking home the Palme d’Or at theCannes Film Festival.
And then he won the Palme d’Or for a second time earlier this year for his newest film, I, Daniel Blake, making him only the ninth filmmaker to achieve that honor. So happy birthday, Mr. Loach. Let’s celebrate it by watching the new trailer for his latest film.
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For any fans of the original iteration of The Office, it appears this is as close as we’ll get to seeing a film adaptation of the comedy mockumentary series. Comedian Ricky Gervais is back as former Wernham Hogg Paper Company boss David Brent, only this time he’s a traveling salesman who is still desperate to follow his dream to become a rock star.
David Brent: Life on the Road is a mockumentary feature that follows the clueless title character as he self-finances a tour across the United Kingdom with his band Foregone Conclusion. As you might expect, audiences aren’t so keen to receive the band, and Brent continues to make every situation awkward with his inappropriate sense of humor and complete lack of self-awareness.
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The past year or so has been a fantastic time for fans of offbeat westerns, with a variety of filmmakers taking on this conic genre and giving it a unique twist. The Keeping Room used the genre to craft a low-key feminist thriller. Bone Tomahawk eased you into a traditional The Searchers riff before taking a brutal left turn into hardcore horror. The Hateful Eight was a spectacular exploration of a nation’s rotten core. The western may be in recession, but it’s never been more interesting than it is right now.
Could Cowboys and Angels continue this trend? The Sundance Film Festival alum hasn’t been generating a ton of buzz, but a new trailer has arrived and it looks like it could fall in line with the recent spate of bizarre and bloody westerns.
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Produced by Morgan Spurlock (POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold) and directed by Brent Hodge (I Am Chris Farley), The Pistol Shrimps follows an L.A.-based rec-league team. Actress Maria Blasucci created The Pistol Shrimps, and their point guard is Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation). The team is primarily made up of actors and writers, and Hodge’s doc is about how they all came together and attempted to win the L.A. City Municipal Women’s Basketball League division championship.
Below, watch The Pistol Shrimps trailer.
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Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s American Gods is currently filming. Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Heroes) are running the series, which stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Gillian Anderson, Cloris Leachman, Orlando Jones, and more. The fantasy series will premiere next year.
Below, check out the American Gods first look.
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America is so embroiled in the current insane election that you may have forgotten some of the craziness that ensued in the election for president back in 2012. You may not remember this, but comedian and sitcom star Roseanne Barr was once legitimately campaigning to be President of the United States as a challenge to the two-party political system that runs our democracy. Now a documentary reminds us of her journey, and gives us an in-depth look at not just her campaign, but the comedian herself.
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