Stronger trailer

Peter Berg’s Patriots Day earned solid reviews when it hit theaters last year, but the way that movie invented a single character who appeared at all of the major turning points of the 2013 Boston bombing struck me as disingenuous.

Now, director David Gordon Green is here with Stronger, a film that tells the true story of one of the bombing’s survivors, Jeff Bauman, played here by Jake Gyllenhaal. To me, this looks like a much better way of approaching the topic, and it looks like an emotional, inspiring story about overcoming adversity and personifying the term “Boston Strong.” Check out the first Stronger trailer below.
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Halloween Reboot

Starring in an Alien movie, co-writing a Halloween film, and a second season of Vice Principals on the way, it’s a good time to be a Danny McBride fan. McBride and David Gordon Green, who directed most of season 2 of Vice Principals, are working on getting Michael Meyers back in theaters next October.

According to McBride, the man in the iconic mask will no longer be some unkillable entity. Below, McBride discusses the new Halloween reboot and going back to the simplicity of John Carpenter‘s classic.

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A resurgence of the Halloween franchise has been expected for years now. The reboot franchise from Rob Zombie died off, but recently there was talk of the horror series coming back at Blumhouse Productions with the original film’s director John Carpenter executive producing. Oculus director Mike Flanagan was rumored to be at the helm, but that changed this past week.

Surprising news surfaced just a few days ago that Eastbound & Down collaborators David Gordon Green and Danny McBride were teaming up to write a new Halloween sequel with the former handling directing duties. Some fans were exciting about this prospect while others were perplexed, but all of them seem to at least be interested in how this new Halloween installment will pan out. Thankfully, Danny McBride just gave us some idea of how they’re approaching the movie, and that includes ignoring all all of the franchise’s sequels. Read More »

Halloween Sequel

In May 2016, we learned that Blumhouse, producer of The Conjuring, Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister and The Visit, would be teaming with Miramax to co-finance a new Halloween movie. Not long after, we heard that Oculus director Mike Flanagan was in talks to direct. Well, it looks like that isn’t happening after all.

Instead, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will be writing and directing the new Halloween movie with John Carpenter serving as executive producer and consultant on the project.
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Paul Reiser show

David Gordon Green has signed up to direct There’s…Johnny!, a new comedy series from creator Paul Reiser (Mad About You). Green and Reiser collaborated on the Amazon series Red Oaks; Green executive produced and directed the pilot.

Whether Green is going direct all of There’s…Johnny! or the pilot is unclear, but the prolific filmmaker behind Pineapple Express and Snow Angels is definitely staying involved as an executive producer on the show. The comedy series will go behind-the-scenes on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Below, learn more about the new Paul Reiser show.

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‘Goat’ Red-Band Trailer: Guys Gone Wild

Goat red-band trailer

That slight chill in the air means we’re right at the time of year when thousands of teenagers begin descending on college campuses across the country. Some will meet new friends or mentors or discover new passions. A not inconsiderable proportion of the population will join the Greek system. And a few of those kids might find themselves subject to the kind of brutal hazing depicted in Andrew Neel‘s Goat.

Scripted by David Gordon Green and based on the memoir by Brad LandGoat premiered at Sundance earlier this year to promising reviews. Ben Schnetzer (last seen casting spells in Warcraft) stars as Land himself, a 19-year-old college kid who pledges the same fraternity his older brother (Nick Jonas) already belongs to. But the protection and friendship Brad was promised come at a steep cost, as the hazing rituals get more and more intense, with painful results. James Franco also stars, as an alum who can’t quite seem to let go of Phi Sigma Mu. Watch the NSFW Goat red-band trailer below.  Read More »

hobo's vice principals episodes

One new televisions series I’m excited about is HBO’s Vice Principals. The dark comedy series, which begins airing on July 17th 2016, is from Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green and Eastbound & Down creator Jody Hill stars Danny McBride and Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight) as two vice principals “who are an in epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal.” Today we learn that the series will not be on the air for very long, only a couple of seasons. Learn why, after the jump.
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Vice Principals Trailer

After teaming up for the raunchy comedy series Eastbound & Down on HBO, director David Gordon Green and star Danny McBride return to the network this summer with Vice Principals. This time the show follows Danny McBride as a vice princpial competing with Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight) for the recently vacated position as principal at Lincoln High School, and these two childish grown-ups aren’t beyond sabotaging each other in inappropriate ways.

A new Vice Principals trailer has arrived, and HBO is finally using the presence of Bill Murray in the pilot as the retiring principal of Lincoln High School. In the new glimpse for the show, Murray has some advice for McBride and Goggins before they start competing for his job. Watch below. Read More »

sundance 2016 line-up

Yes, its that time of year again. The Sundance Institute has revealed the 65 feature films which will make up the U.S. & World Cinema Competition as well as the out-of-competition NEXT slate of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Hit the jump to see the Sundance 2016 line-up and get excited about next year’s independent films today!

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david gordon green films ranked

David Gordon Green‘s career really isn’t that odd. He began his journey as an indie darling, directing intimate dramas with a slightly off-kilter tone. When Pineapple Express came out in 2008, his career took a turn, not a detour. But the director’s two major studio comedies that followed the success of his stoner action-comedy divided his fans. With perhaps one exception, whatever the final result, at least he’s always experimenting behind-the-camera.

After the jump, check out a ranking of David Gordon Green’s films.

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