David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss how critics are wrong about The Judge, praise the hilarity of Alan Partridge, try to get excited about DC Comics’ ambitious new plans, and share how much they’d be willing to pay for a standalone HBO service. Also, David produced a film! You can get it for $6 using promo code filmcast. Be sure to check out Scott Tobias’s review of Birdman when you have a chance, as well.
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Posted on Friday, October 17th, 2014 by David Chen
David Ayer’s Fury is a solid film. If features great performances all around, the tank battles are legitimately thrilling, and there is some really unsettling imagery that lands the message of how war is hell. But the film, like many of Ayer’s other movies, glorifies the idea of being part of an unflinching brotherhood in the face of unspeakable odds. And that’s simply not the message I took away from watching it.
Hit the jump to see my full video review of Fury.
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Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
It’s possible that most people only knew Fury as “that David Ayer tank movie with Brad Pitt.” Which is probably enough, really. But if you want to know more of what’s going on in the film before sitting down in the theater, this new Fury international trailer has you covered.
This trailer shows the difficulty a new gunner (Logan Lerman) has when the time comes to kill enemy soldiers, and follows the squad as it is tasked with preventing the advance of German soldiers. Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal co-star, and you’ll see them in this trailer, too. Read More »
The November date in the poster above, for David Ayer‘s WWII tank squadron film Fury has been changed. But the good news is that the film’s date change isn’t a delay. Rather than opening the movie in November, Sony will now release Fury, which stars Brad Pitt, in October. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Hot on the heels of the great poster for David Ayer‘s WWII movie comes the first full Fury trailer. Brad Pitt stars as the leader of a tank squad that has survived much of the war. But the squad finds itself facing down incredible odds in the final days of the war, as it is saddled with a green kid who has never seen the inside of a tank.
Much of this trailer focuses on the relationship between Pitt’s grizzled vet and the recruit played by Logan Lerman. And it makes the film look pretty conventional… for a minute or so. Then the trailer breaks open and we see quite a few impressionistic renderings of the battle, as the strain starts to get to the men. Watch below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
The last time Brad Pitt got involved in World War II, it was all funny facial hair and terrible Italian accents. But he seems to be going in with a much heavier heart this time around, if the first poster for David Ayer‘s Fury is any indication.
Pitt toplines the drama as Wardaddy, leader of a five-man crew stuck in a Sherman tank behind enemy lines. The other four leads – Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña, Logan Lerman, and Shia LaBeouf – are notable names in their own right, but the first ad is all about Pitt. See the Fury poster after the jump.
Posted on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
As generous as David Ayer has been about sharing behind-the-scenes photos from his World War II tank drama Fury, we’ve been dying to see some actual footage from the film. Now, thanks to E3, we have.
A new featurette offers our first peek at some Fury footage, along with some brief comments by Ayer, stars Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, and more. Brad Pitt leads the cast as the team’s tough-as-nails leader, Wardaddy. Watch the video after the jump.
If you liked Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, then David Ayer‘s new film may be right up your alley. We’ve seen many glimpses of the WWII tank squad movie already, as Ayer was generous with Instagram posts as he shot the film. But here’s the official first look at Brad Pitt in Fury, playing a guy with the intimidating nickname “Wardaddy.” Read More »