in a valley of violence review

Ti West is changing things up with In a Valley of Violence. The writer/director behind The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers has made a western. The film, which we first heard about over two years ago, doesn’t blend horror and western tropes together; it’s just a pure, revenge-driven western. The film stars Ethan HawkeJames RansoneTaissa FarmigaJohn Travolta, and Karen Gillan.

Below, watch the In a Valley of Violence trailer.

Read More »

.

Please Recommend /Film on Facebook

 in a valley of violence review

The first thing you notice about In a Valley of Violence is that it doesn’t feel like a typical Ti West film. His trademark slow-burn menace is nowhere to be found and his low-key comedy, which he used to punctuate tension in films like The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers, has undergone a transformation. This is the first West film that isn’t the cinematic equivalent of being placed in a pot of water and not realizing that the water is boiling until it’s too late – it’s broader, more straightforward, and, on paper, a fairly typical revenge western.

Until’s it’s not. In a Valley of Violence is one weird movie, an experience that grabs your attention with its eccentricities before losing you with its lack of focus. It’s not a deadeye pistol shot from a gunslinger, but a wild shot from a scattergun. Yeah, it still hits its target, but you wish the aim was a little more true.

Read More »

i am wrath trailer

You know that delightful little moment in movies when the title of the film is said out loud by one of the main characters? Well, this I Am Wrath trailer takes the cake in that regard, because Chuck Russell‘s thriller literally places the title of the film on actor John Travolta‘s back. Travolta’s back tat is one of the final images we see in the I Am Wrath trailer — and there couldn’t possibly have been a better note to end on.

Read More »

Travolta

You should all be watching American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson. Based on the high ratings, a lot of you are watching the FX drama, but if you’re not, you should check out the very addictive, fun and thoughtful drama, which features a great supporting performance from John Travolta. He goes big in the series, showing a whole new side of himself.

Travolta also appears a little different in Life on the Line, an upcoming drama starring the actor, Kate Bosworth, and Sharon Stone. Watch the Life on the Line trailer below.

Read More »

American Crime Story teaser

One of the more promising shows coming up is American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson. Produced by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story), it’s written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood). There is plenty of talent both in front of and behind the camera for the FX show.

After the jump, watch an American Crime Story featurette.

Read More »

Criminal Activities trailer

After a long, respectable career in front of the camera, Jackie Earle Haley takes charge behind the camera for the first time with Criminal Activities. Haley’s directorial debut stars Dan Stevens, Michael PittChristopher Abbott, and Rob Brown as four young men who get in over their heads with a mobster, played by John Travolta. Check out the Criminal Activities trailer after the jump. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson Teaser Trailers

Fox has released another set of trailers for Ryan Murphy‘s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, a new series which will premiere on FX in February 2016. One of the new trailers gives us our first look at John Travolta as O.J. Simpson‘s defense attorney, Robert Shapiro, while the other obscures Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson. Watch the American Crime Story trailers now embedded after the jump.

Read More »

How Did This Get Made: Perfect (An Oral History)

john travolta perfect oral history

John Travolta + Aerobics – Mechanical Bull = How Did This Get Made?!?!

Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. But the truth is, it happens all the time. And every time it does, there’s a fun misadventure and cautionary tale lurking somewhere behind the scenes. This is that story for Jim Bridges’ 1985 fitness focused feature Perfect. But, at the same time, it’s much more than that. It’s a story about unconventional romances, untimely deaths and how good directors can, on occasion, wind up making bad movies.

Read More »

The Forger

John Travolta could probably use a win right about now. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like his next film will be it. The Forger stars Travolta as a thief tasked with replicating a painting by Claude Monet, so that he can make off with the original.

He’s abetted by his father (Christopher Plummer) and son (Tye Sheridan), and hampered by the truly terrible wig atop his head. Seriously, who’s going to believe this guy can forge a Monet when he can’t even convincingly fake his own hair? Watch The Forger trailer after the jump.  Read More »