48 Hours remake

Walter Hill’s 1982 action comedy 48 Hrs. is getting the remake treatment, and filmmaker brothers Benny and Josh Safdie – the directing duo behind this year’s critically-acclaimed indie thriller Good Time – have the unenviable task of bringing the remake to life. The original film is considered a modern classic, with memorable performances from stars Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte, and that movie is partially responsible for popularizing the buddy cop genre as we know it today. So…no pressure or anything.
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Good Time trailer

Call it the Pattin-aissance. The Rob-aissance? Whatever you want to describe it as, Robert Pattinson is fast becoming one of the most interesting actors of his generation.

After a stunning supporting role in The Lost City of Z, where a gaunt Pattinson was barely recognizable, the former heartthrob is following it up with the electrifying trailer for Good Time, a film from the most exciting indie studio operating today, A24.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we descend into a drug fuelled rage, meet some of the craziest bastards this side of Trainspotting, try not to kill mom at the dinner table this Mother’s Day, go south of the border to watch one of the best trailers I’ve seen this month, and take another lap around the zombie track.

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