The Neon Demon trailer

Elle Fanning does “sweet and innocent” really well, as we’ve seen in films like Maleficent and Super 8. But her next film, The Neon Demon, will let her show off a darker edge. Fanning plays a young aspiring model named Jesse, who gets caught up in the thrill and the horror of the LA scene. And Nicolas Winding Refn directed it, so you know you can look forward to drinking in some neon-saturated gorgeousness. Watch the first Neon Demon trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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Christina Hendricks in Drive

Women with Santa fetishes probably aren’t that common in real life (I’m assuming; I do not have any hard data to back this up), but apparently there’s no shortage of them in the Bad Santa universe. After wooing bartender Sue (Lauren Graham) in the original Bad Santa, Billy Bob Thornton‘s Willie Soke will find himself romancing a new woman in the upcoming sequel, to be played by Mad Men star Christina Hendricks. Learn more about Hendricks’ new Bad Santa character after the jump.  Read More »

The Avenging Silence

This past summer brought our first look at Nicolas Winding Refn‘s next film, a horror project called The Neon Demon. At the time, the film didn’t have a distributor and we weren’t sure when it would arrive. But today, Amazon Studios has announced acquisition of the film starring Elle Fanning, and they’ve released a new still from the movie as well. So when can you watch it? Read More »

Dark Places

Mad Max: Fury Road co-stars Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult reunite under very different circumstances in the first U.S. trailer for Dark Places, based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl).

Theron plays Libby, who as a child survived a horrifying incident that left her mother and two sisters dead. Her testimony pegged her brother as the killer, sending him to prison for life. But 25 years later, Libby is approached by true-crime obsessive Lyle (Hoult), who forces her to reexamine what happened on that fateful night. Watch the Dark Places trailer after the jump. Read More »

Mad Men Season 7 garden party - Don and Peggy (header)

This spring marks the end of an era. For the characters of Mad Men, that era is the tumultuous 1960s; for viewers of Mad Men, it’s the show’s seven-season run as one of the finest dramas on television.

AMC split the last season of Mad Men into two parts, Breaking Bad-style, so that the first half aired last year while the second is scheduled to kick off in April. To prepare us for the end, the network has released a slew of promo pics for the final season. See the Mad Men final season images after the jump.

UPDATE: The first Mad Men final season promo has just been released, along with one more photo — check ’em out at the end of the post. Read More »

Keanu Reeves in John Wick

Nicolas Winding Refn has found some more beautiful people for his horror film about beautiful people. Keanu Reeves has boarded The Neon Demon, along with Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone, and Bella Heathcote.

As previously reported, Elle Fanning leads the cast as “an aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise,” while Abbey Lee plays a dangerously unstable popular girl. More on the Neon Demon Keanu Reeves casting after the jump.  Read More »

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Lost River

Ryan Gosling is an extremely successful movie star, or at least he was as of 2013. He hasn’t been seen onscreen in the past year because in addition to being a movie star, he also wants to be a director. He makes his feature filmmaking debut with Lost River, a dreamy fantasy-thriller about a teenage boy (Iain De Casestecker) in an abandoned city.

Christina Hendricks plays the kid’s beleaguered mother and Saoirse Ronan his oddball love interest. Matt Smith, Eva Mendes, and Ben Mendelsohn also star. Watch the Lost River trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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You won’t see the next Ryan Gosling film in theaters. Lost River, the film Ryan Gosling directed, and which premiered at Cannes this year to puzzled, if not outright hostile reactions, will be released by Warner Bros. only on video.

The stigma associated with the phrase “direct to video” has slowly but steadily decreased, perhaps since Roger Ebert highlighted Red Rock West as a quality film that just happened to be dumped to HBO and video in ’93/’94. Now, the wealth of day and date VOD releases for indie films proves that there’s no shame in a film skipping theaters, and that doing so can even be a sound business plan. But when the film in question is the directorial debut from a star who has an established relationship with the studio in question, eyebrows raise. Read More »

Warner Bros may sell Lost River

A year ago, Ryan Gosling embarked upon an adventure, directing his first feature. And given his stunning online popularity and frequent choice of intense collaborators, the film was instantly a thing of interest. So it was interesting that Warner Bros. ponied up a few million for domestic distribution rights. Despite having a relationship with Gosling through films such as Gangster Squad and Crazy, Stupid, Love, this never sounded like the sort of film WB tends to release. Fast-forward to this week, then, and the movie, Lost River, made its Cannes debut to intensely bad press.

Now, Warner Bros. is reportedly having meetings with smaller indie distributors, with the idea of passing off Lost River to a new home. Read More »