Take a trip back to 1850s Maine with the latest trailer for Chapelwaite. The EPIX series is based on the Stephen King short story “Jerusalem’s Lot,” which, as you can probably tell from the title, is related to King’s vampire novel Salem’s Lot. It’s a prequel story done in the style of a Lovecraftian pastiche, and it’s mighty spooky. The TV adaptation has expanded on the story considerably, adding new characters and storylines not present in King’s tale. The end result looks like an appropriately moody, gothic series full of people stalking around dark rooms with flickering lanterns. Watch the Chapelwaite trailer below.
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Succession season 3 is raising itself to new heights — both literal and metaphorical. The HBO comedy series just added two towering actors to its ensemble, with Oscar winner Adrien Brody and Nordic statue Alexander Skarsgård joining the Succession season 3 cast as guest stars.
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Promising young man Bo Burnham has just “scored” a major role in a new HBO series.
The multi-hyphenate, whose credits include writing and directing Eighth Grade and acting in films like Promising Young Woman, The Big Sick, and Rough Night, will play Boston Celtics superstar Larry Bird in the untitled show about the “Showtime” era of the 1980s, in which the Los Angeles Lakers, led by Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, energized the NBA with their up-tempo, high-flying style of play and captivated the world’s attention with their off-court antics. Read More »
Even though 20th Century Fox isn’t exactly doing The Walt Disney Company any favors with their box office performance this year, Fox Searchlight is still operating like it’s business as usual. The more indie-focused and award-driven arm of Fox has just secured the worldwide distribution rights to Wes Anderson‘s next film, The French Dispatch. This comes after Fox Searchlight released Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Darjeeling Limited. Learn more below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 28th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
It’s been a few years since we last heard from director Wes Anderson, who vanished into thin air following the well-deserved critical and financial success of 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel (which is a masterpiece and very possibly his best movie). Updates on his new stop-motion film, his first since 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox (another masterpiece and very possibly his second best movie) have been sporadic. And while we’ll have to keep on waiting to learn more about his next feature movie, Anderson has gone and made a Christmas-themed short film starring Adrien Brody that you can watch right now.
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If you like trailers that probably reveal far too many plot points, then the trailer for Manhattan Night was cut just for you. The mystery — which might be hard to call a mystery after this trailer — involves a reporter that gets in over his head. Adrien Brody stars in the film, which looks like a bit like a throwback to the sexually-charged thrillers we rarely see these days.
Below, watch the Manhattan Night trailer.
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Money makes strange bedfellows in filmmaking. As an example, here’s the first major US Dragon Blade trailer, showing off the film that unites Jackie Chan, Adrien Brody, and John Cusack in a story of Roman forces marching into China. The film was already a massive success in China earlier this year, no doubt because of Jackie Chan’s enduring popularity and relentless promotional efforts at home. Or perhaps people just like seeing very odd combinations of actors and action. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Even if you tried to assemble the least-likely cast for an adventure movie about Roman soldiers moving through China, you probably wouldn’t come up with the lead trio of Jackie Chan, Adrien Brody, and John Cusack. But that’s the cast for Dragon Blade, a Chinese film that has just debuted a trailer. Brody plays Roman general Tiberius , who (in the film at least) is trying to take control over the “silk road” — that is, the overland trade route from China to the West. Cusack is another Roman general, Lucius, and Chan is a Chinese officer who sides with Lucius. Check out the Dragon Blade trailer below. Read More »
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Joke all you want about Hayden Christensen‘s performances in the Star Wars prequels, but the guy has some chops. Sure, those two films weren’t great, but around the same time he crushed Life as a House and Shattered Glass, two highly underrated films. Since then he hasn’t exactly stayed in the spotlight, choosing to only do movies every few years. In part because of good will generated by those two indie roles, it’s always great to see him.
His latest role is in American Heist, where Christensen plays the brother of Oscar-winner Adrien Brody. Brody plays a hardened criminal who coaxes his rehabilitated brother (Christensen) to do one more big job. It’s a familiar set up to be sure, but with co-stars Jordana Brewster and Akon, there’s a distinct Fast and Furious vibe to this one. Check out the American Heist trailer below. Read More »
Can the History Channel manage to get all the intricate events of Harry Houdini’s life into one two-part mini-series? We’ll see what happens, but this first full Houdini trailer shows Adrien Brody as the performer, escape artist and opponent of spiritualism; Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods) co-stars as Bess, the woman who was Houdini’s stage assistant, and eventually his wife, who outlived him by a significant margin. The trailer is like a highlight reel of Houdini’s career, with some of his early work represented, as well as shots of his most significant stunts and escapes, and hints of his later work as a debunker of fake mediums and spiritualists.
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