John Hillcoat interview

John Hillcoat is drawn to extreme worlds. How his characters embrace, reject or accept their brutal environments is a running idea throughout much of the director’s work. The filmmaker’s latest picture, Triple 9, is definitely a John Hillcoat film, filled with pain and violence. He’s never one to shy away from reality. In fact, he fights for it.

After the jump, read our John Hillcoat interview.

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triple 9 clips

On paper, Triple 9 sounds like familiar territory, another story of corrupt cops butting heads with police officers and crooks alike. But if you place John Hillcoat in the director’s chair, I’m suddenly very interested. And if you then place Casey Affleck, Woody HarrelsonChiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Norman Reedus, Gal Gadot, and Aaron Paul in front of the camera, you’ve just sold a ticket.

A new batch of Triple 9 clips have arrived on the the heels of those very intense trailers and posters, just in case you need some additional convincing that a crime film with that line-up deserves to be on your radar. Whether it’s ultimately good or bad remains to be seen, but there’s no way this movie is boring.

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The Path Trailer

Hulu has released a trailer for their original series The Path, which will premiere on the online streaming service on March 30th, 2016. From executive producer Jason Katims (creator of Friday Night Lights and Parenthood) comes a drama about “a family at the center of a controversial cult movement as they struggle with relationships, faith, and power.” The 10-episode series stars Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy. Watch The Path trailer embedded after the jump.

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Better Call Saul Season 2

The first season of Better Call Saul ended with some major shakeups to Jimmy’s closest relationships, and season two will see him meeting even more people to help or hinder him on his way to becoming Saul Goodman. One key new figure will be Clifford, a friendly-seeming power player to be played by Ed Begley Jr. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul is teasing another important encounter that may or may not be on the horizon for Jimmy — his first encounter with Paul’s Breaking Bad character Jesse Pinkman.  Read More »

Triple 9 Trailer

In what appears to be a mix of Training Day, Sicario and Inside Man, a new trailer for the action thriller Triple 9 has just debuted. And with a story that feels very familiar, it’s the star-studded cast that seems to makes this one worth watching. Casey Affleck plays a rookie cop joining a crew of dirty cops who have blackmailed to pull off a heist for the Russian mob. No one can be trusted, and someone is probably going to die. Watch below! Read More »

The Path Trailer

Cults seem to be all the rage on television right now. Whether they’re a catalyst for a show like The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or a driving force of the story as in The Leftovers, strange organizations of people just looking for something to believe in have gotten plenty of attention. And now one more is on the way from Hulu.

The Path is a new original series on the streaming service that follows a family at the center of a controversial faith-based movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power. In the first The Path trailer, Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul seems to begin to question the beliefs in his cult, and that could be a problem for his family, especially his wife (Michelle Monaghan), who is a devoted follower of their trusted leader (Hugh Dancy of NBC’s Hannibal) and his teachings. Read More »

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EYE IN THE SKY

Traditional war movies are still around, but as drones increasingly replace or complement soldiers on the ground, real wars are looking less and less like them. Over the past few years we’ve seen a few films attempt to grapple with the new reality, and the latest to try is Gavin Hood‘s Eye in the Sky.

The thriller, which premiered at TIFF earlier this year, weaves together all the different concerns, conversations, and choices that go into a drone strike. Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman play military leaders, Aaron Paul a drone pilot, and Barkhad Abdi an undercover agent. All are anxious to prevent a potential suicide bombing, but their mission becomes infinitely more complicated when a little girl enters the kill zone.

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Triple 9 trailer

A great cast doesn’t guarantee a great movie (just look at Black Mass), but it certainly never hurts. And John Hillcoat‘s Triple 9 has got a fantastic one. The director of Lawless and The Road has brought together Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Anthony MackieAaron Paul, Clifton Collins Jr., Norman Reedus, and Gal Gadot for his new crime drama, about an impossible heist gone very, very badly awry. Watch the latest Triple 9 trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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Director John Hillcoat has yet to make a major box-office hit. The director behind LawlessThe Road, and the incredible 2005 western, The Proposition, makes bleak and brutal movies about the violent side of humanity. If this Triple 9 red band trailer is any indication, though, he may have finally brought his sensibility to a commercial project. Watch the Triple 9 Red Band Trailer now after the jump.

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