For years the enigmatic opening credits to Mad Men have provoked viewers into many entertaining questions. How literal is the opening animation meant to be? What does it mean for Don Draper, and by implication the rest of the characters? While the metaphoric thrust of the credits is evident to anyone who watches the show, it’s still fun to talk about.
Now a teaser for the new film Hitman: Agent 47 shows us the truth behind the Mad Men credits, just in time for the AMC show to broadcast its final leap into the sky. No surprise: in this conception, it isn’t a leap, but a violent fall. Read More »
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In Rodrigo Garcia‘s beautiful and lush film Last Days in the Desert, the journey is uncertain for a while. We follow Jesus, played by Ewan McGregor, as he enters the desert on a journey for truth. “Father, speak to me,” he says. As he walks and thinks, he begins to see visions of Satan, also played by McGregor. He meets a family out in the desert, and the audience may initially wonder what those people are doing out there. But eventually it clicks. We realize the point, just as Jesus probably realizes the point in the narrative, and the film blossoms into something beautiful but not entirely fulfilling. Read more of our Last Days in the Desert review below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
Before his tragic death last month, Glee star Cory Monteith had wrapped two indies to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The trailer for one of these, Josh C. Waller‘s McCanick, has just hit the web.
In it, Monteith plays Simon Weeks, who’s fresh off a stint in prison and in possession of a very dangerous secret. David Morse stars as the short-tempered cop who years ago helped put him away, and now is desperate to make sure Simon doesn’t tell what he knows. Watch the video after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
The third season premiere of Game of Thrones is still two months away, but HBO is making sure fans have plenty of time to get acquainted with the show’s new characters. The network has just revealed over twenty stills from the new season, showcasing the faces we’ll be following for throughout the next ten episodes.
That includes characters we’ve been tracking since Season One, like the Starks and Lannisters, but also a slew of new figures including Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg), Jojen and Meera Reed (Thomas Brodie Sangster and Ellie Kendrick), Mance Rayder (Ciaran Hinds), Beric Dondadarrion (Richard Dormer), Brynden “The Blackfish” Tully (Clive Russell), and Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye). If those names don’t mean anything to you, don’t worry — they will soon. Hit the jump to see the photos.
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Disney aired a new commercial for Andrew Stanton‘s live action debut John Carter during the big game. After the jump you can watch the super bowl spot, and a 60 second extended spot.
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The recent BNAT screening of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, from Crank directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, turned out to be a giant miscalculation. The audience that you’d assume was most likely to be receptive to the Ghost Rider sequel ended up hating it, and now Columbia has wave of bad buzz to overcome.
The first step in the effort to sell the movie is this new trailer, which expands upon the crazy, fiery teaser trailer that appeared a while back. Trouble is, this shows off a lot of the story and reveals that the whole movie isn’t just Nic Cage pissing fire as Ghost Rider. I don’t know about you, but all I really want out of this movie is more things on fire. (Or more things being pissed on, or fire-pissed on, etc.)
Indeed, this trailer suggests that we’ve already seen a lot of the action in the movie, by recycling all the big, crazy action beats from the teaser trailer. Take a look below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 by Angie Han
We got our first glimpse of the new trailer for Disney’s John Carter on Good Morning America several hours ago, but as promised, we now have a much better version to show you. And by “better,” I don’t just mean higher-quality, but also longer, somewhat more interesting, and a little more promising. Check it out after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2011 by Angie Han
The last trailer we saw for The Woman in Black was heavy on atmosphere but light on plot, deploying shots of run-down toys, some mysterious little girls, and a terrified-looking Daniel Radcliffe to set an effectively creepy mood. The newer UK trailer is somewhat more straightforward, offering fewer shots of eerie monkey toys but a much better idea of the actual story.
Radcliffe stars as young lawyer Arthur Kipps, who travels to the countryside in order to settle the affairs of a recently deceased client. Once there, he encounters the spectre of a woman hell-bent on revenge. The period horror was directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake) from a screenplay by Jane Goldman (Stardust, Kick-Ass), which in turn was adapted from Susan Hill‘s 1983 novel. Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, and Roger Allam also star. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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We’ve been very excited to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the new film from Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson that stars Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciaran Hinds, Mark Strong, Svetlana Khodchenko, Toby Jones, John Hurt, Stephen Graham and Kathy Burke.. The film is essentially both a remake of a BBC mini-series that starred Alec Guinness and an adaptation of the novel of the same name by John Le Carré.
The author wrote two more books that round out what is called ‘the Karla Trilogy:’ The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley’s People. The George Smiley character, played in this version by Gary Oldman, also shows up in other Le Carré novels. And now there is the intimation that the positive response to Tinker could lead to at least one more film adapting the follow-up novels. Read More »