So many of my favorite movie experiences are the result of seeing films during the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival. The program perches like a beast ready to devour the more ‘respectable’ films at TIFF. While seeing films at the fest is great, period, there’s nothing quite like catching the world premiere of a psychopathic genre film with a crowd of hundreds of eager fans of left of center cinema. Every August I’m always eager to see the new lineup, because it’s basically guaranteed to have at least one or two films I’ll be recommending to friends for the next year.
Tonight, Midnight Madness programmer Colin Geddes revealed three of this year’s Midnight Madness films via Twitter, and one is a film most of us here at /Film are eager to see: the world premiere of James Gunn‘s Super. Read More »
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The Western genre never really dies, despite the many efforts of some to kill it. Now the post-apocalyptic western is threatening to become an actual subgenre. Pretty cool on that point, says I. There’s The Book of Eli and if you want to stretch things a bit, The Road, and soon there’ll be another entry called simply Gunslinger. Read More »
Nikkie Finke has been on a roll regarding news from the world of Marvel, which makes me think she has a good inside source. Today she posted a bunch of casting tidbits for Kenneth Branagh‘s Thor. First up is Thor himself. Finke gives a list of actors who have tested for the role, including Josh Hartnett, Charlie Hunnam (Sons Of Anarchy), Tom Hiddleston (The Gathering Storm), Liam Hemsworth (The Expendables), Joel Kinnaman and the previously rumored Alexandar Skarsgard.
But the big shocker is that Natalie Portman will be playing the lead female role. Possibilities after the jump.
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Our contributing photo scooper Christopher M has found a new batch of stills from Anh Hung Tran’s I Come With The Rain. The film stars Josh Hartnett as an ex-Los Angeles cop turned private eye who travels to Hong Kong in search of the missing son of a chinese billionaire. We have also included the a five minute promo reel for the film after the jump.
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I know we’re a little late on this one. The official teaser poster for the big screen adaptation of the popular horror comic series/graphic novel 30 Days of Night hit the web yesterday. We were too busy freaking out that we got quoted in the Hostel 2 television ads to notice. Or may-be we did notice, and somehow it just got lost in the shuffle. Either way, today I bring you this super cool looking poster for 30 Days of Night. I’ve always loved two color posters because of the simpleness. Click on the poster to see it at a higher resolution.
The film is directed by David Slade, a music video turned film director who broke on to the scene with Hard Candy at Sundance 05. The movie stars Josh Hartnett and Melissa George as a married sheriff and deputy in an Alaska town where they encounter a month without daylight. I always was amazed that this idea was never really explored before, because a town like this is a perfect feeding ground for a group of vampires.
30 Days of Night hits theaters on October 19th 2007.