Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
What a time to be a Jeff Nichols fan. Earlier this year the director released his Amblinesque adventure Midnight Special, and this fall he’s back with Loving. The civil rights drama played at TIFF last week to rave reviews after premiering at Cannes in May, and in just a few more weeks it’ll make its way to theaters.
Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton lead the true story of Mildred and Richard Loving. Their mixed-race marriage sparked a years-long legal battle that culminated in the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which struck down anti-miscegenation laws all across the country. Nichols’ understated humanity adds an intimate touch to a dramatic real-life tale, and Negga is already getting awards buzz for her performance as Mildred. Watch the Loving trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
Jeff Nichols has never been one for outsized drama. It’s not that dramatic things don’t happen in his movies — on the contrary, his films are full of superpowered kids and apocalyptic dreams and the like. But he often seems less interested in big events than in all the moments in between, the everyday bonds and minute details that make up the textures of everyday life.
In Loving, Nichols applies that same approach to the 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which struck down anti-miscegenation laws across the country. Aided by awards-worthy performances from Joel Edgerton and especially Ruth Negga, Nichols delivers an intimate drama that feels all the bigger for keeping its scope so resolutely small. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
It was just a few months ago that Jeff Nichols released Midnight Special, an Amblin-esque adventure that’s emerged as one of our very favorite films of the year so far. But Nichols wasn’t done. Later this year he’ll bring us Loving, a historical drama about the real-life couple whose interracial marriage sparked a legal battle that took them all the way to the Supreme Court — who ultimately struck down anti-miscegenation laws across the United States.
Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga play the couple in question, and Nick Kroll, Marton Csokas, and (of course) Michael Shannon also star. Watch the first Loving trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
We’ve yet to get confirmation that Daniel Craig is done with the James Bond franchise. But considering he spent the Spectre press tour calling his character a misogynist and declaring he’d rather slash his wrists than play Bond again — and considering recent rumors that he’s turned down $100 million to reprise the role for two more films — it seems a safe assumption that he won’t be sticking around for too much longer. So the question, then, is who’ll replace him. Because Bond is eternal — the only question is what form he’ll take on next. It’ll probably be a while before we get a real answer, but in the meantime, here are some of our favorite choices. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
Jeff Nichols‘ last movie, Midnight Special, has only just left theaters, but he’s already got another one on the way. The filmmaker hit Cannes this week to unveil Loving, his new drama about the 1967 Supreme Court case that struck down anti-miscegenation laws across the country. Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga play Richard and Mildred Loving, the mixed-race couple whose marriage is literally on trial, and they take center stage in the very first Loving poster. Check it out, and get the early buzz on Nichols’ movie, below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by Angie Han
Preacher‘s road to the screen has been a long and rocky one, full of dead ends and false starts over years and years. But Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin finally made it happen at AMC, and as of now we’re less than a month away from the show’s premiere.
Based on the comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher follows a preacher who develops some very unusual powers. Together with his ex-girlfriend and a new vampire friend, he sets out on a journey that brings him in contact with all manner of characters from Heaven and Hell. Yup, it’s just as weird and wild as it sounds. AMC has released a whole bunch of new Preacher photos to get you pumped up for the adaptation, and you can see them below.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
AMC’s Preacher earned some great buzz at this year’s SXSW, but those of us who weren’t lucky enough to attend the world premiere of that pilot still have weeks to go before we find out how exactly Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin‘s vision of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s beloved comic series turned out. Thankfully, AMC knows we’re hungry and has decided to throw us a bone.
A Preacher sneak peek offers a better look at Ruth Negga‘s Tulip, and more specifically at what a badass she is. She may not have the supernatural gifts of her ex-boyfriend Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) or the bloodsucking proclivities of her their pal Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), but she’s got a fighting spirit that’s all her own. Check out the clip below. Read More »
We’re less than two months away from the premiere of AMC’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and illustrator Steve Dillons‘ Preacher. After a series of failed potential film adaptations, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) finally made this comic book adaptation a reality.
Before we finally get a chance to see Ennis’ characters brought to life, AMC has released another brief look at the series. Check out the latest Preacher teaser trailer below.
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AMC presented a panel on the upcoming series Preacher at Wondercon. Before the panel, showrunner Sam Catlin and stars Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga spoke with reporters. Catlin said he did not know series creators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg before he started working on the project, and had not heard of the Preacher comic book series. Catlin took a meeting with the pair and started explaining the needs of a television series, to which he says they were receptive.
“I would say, ‘You can’t pace it that way for a TV show. We won’t be able to do X, Y and Z then because where would you put your sets?’” Catlin said. “Stuff like that, because they’d never really done TV before. What I like about Preacher [comics] is it has a modular [structure]. You can kind of lift and place stories all over the place sort of like episodes. He goes to Louisiana. There are these chapters to it, which is really liberating. You can tell stories all over the place. As long as you still have that drive of what Jesse wants, who he’s looking for, you can go anywhere you want.” Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
One of this year’s most anticipated screenings at the SXSW Film Festival wasn’t for a film at all, but for a show. AMC brought the very first episode of its long-developing Preacher adaptation to the event, much to the anxious anticipation of the source material’s many fans.
Based on the graphic novel by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher follows, well, a preacher, who finds himself in possession of a very unusual power. He sets out on a quest to confront God, and along the way joins up with a former flame, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire, Cassyidy (Joseph Gilgun). And by all accounts, the story is even stranger than that description makes it sound.
Show creators Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin (the latter of whom will also serve as showrunner) have been very upfront about the fact that their series would not be a letter-for-letter, panel-for-panel adaptation of the source material. And Ennis, for what it’s worth, doesn’t seem to mind one bit. So the real question here is how capably they’ll have captured the spirit of the novel. We’ve rounded up some of the Preacher reviews after the jump.
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