I haven’t seen the original Jacob’s Ladder, but as a long-time listener of the movie podcast How Did This Get Made, I feel like I know everything I need to about it. One of that show’s co-hosts, actor Jason Mantzoukas, seems to be constantly wondering if the terrible movies he and fellow hosts watch on the podcast are presenting “Jacob’s Ladder scenarios,” alluding to the twist ending of the 1990 psychological thriller that starred Tim Robbins.
Now it looks like Mantzoukas may have to start clarifying which version of the movie he’s talking about, because a Jacob’s Ladder remake is in the works – but a new report says it’s been delayed from its planned February 2019 release date. Read More »
There have been rumblings of a Jacob’s Ladder remake for a while now, but we all thought that if we just ignored it, it would go away. Alas, that’s not the case. It’s now been confirmed that the Jacob’s Ladder remake is very real, and will be hitting theaters in early 2019.
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The big recent roles from Sam Rockwell have been comedic — think of his turn in Seven Psychopaths, his work in The Sitter, hell, even his Iron Man 2 performance had a comic tinge. And when audiences get a chance to see The Way Way Back later this year, they’ll see a very endearing and funny turn from the actor.
A Single Shot appears to have only the smallest funny bone. It is an adaptation of a novel by Matthew F. Jones, in which a man (Rockwell) loses his family farm, and poaches game to survive. But things go bad when he takes aim at the wrong target. The trailer is very much in a sort of post-Malick mode, with a bit of dialogue setting the stage for a cascade of imagery backed by tense, insistent violins. It gives a sense of danger more than it conveys a full story. Read More »
Well, I hope if an old girlfriend dropped the daughter I never knew I had in my lap, I could at least have the pleasure of discovering she was named after one of the best early songs by The Clash. Janie Jones is both a TIFF 2010 film and the name of the young woman — the daughter of which rocker Alessandro Nivola was unaware — played by Abigail Breslin in the film. The trailer for the Tribeca Films release is available below — the movie hits in late October — and you can have a look below. Read More »