The story of JT LeRoy, the best-selling author who never really existed, gets the standard biopic treatment in Justin Kelly‘s unfortunately uninspired Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy. As lacking as this film tends to be, it’s almost salvaged by two remarkable performances from Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart.
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In this edition of Casting Bits:
- Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) joins a Facebook Watch show
- Martin Freeman (Black Panther) will star in an espionage thriller
- Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter) boards a new drama
- Eiza González (Baby Driver) signs on for the Kung Fury movie
- And many more!
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Where is the line between justice and revenge? How do you move on after loved ones have been murdered? These questions are often reserved for movies starring grizzled tough guys, people like Liam Neeson or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s rare that we see a story that tackles those topics with a woman at the center, but that’s exactly what we have with In the Fade, a new thriller that stars Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, National Treasure) as a woman whose family is killed. Watch the In the Fade trailer below.
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The trailer for Disorder appears to be selling a paint-by-numbers thriller, but everything else about the movie seems to suggest that there’s more going on here than meets the eye. For starters, there’s Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger in the lead roles and you’d be hard-pressed to name a movie where those two phoned in their lead roles. And then there’s director Alice Winocour behind the camera, who co-wrote last year’s critically acclaimed drama Mustang. Even if the trailer is selling an accurate portrait of Disorder, there’s a definite chance it will be a fair bit more interesting than your boilerplate Hollywood action movie.
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Disorder premiered last year at the Cannes Film Festival and Alice Winocour‘s (co-writer of Mustang) drama currently has a 100% on Rottentomatoes. Considering the positive reviews and the actors involved, Diane Kruger and Matthias Schoenaerts, hopefully we’ll see the film, which has yet to be picked up for distribution, sometime this year in the states.
After the jump, watch the Disorder trailer.
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We’ve got two trailers that show off the film Fathers And Daughters from Seven Pounds and The Pursuit of Happiness director Gabriele Muccino: a quick trailer from Japan, and a much longer (but not necessarily better) international trailer with more footage. The family drama stars Russell Crowe as a widower father, and Amanda Seyfried as his daughter whose early years left her less than capable of forging healthy relationships.
The supporting cast here is notable, too, with Aaron Paul, Bruce Greenwood, Diane Kruger, Jane Fonda, Janet McTeer, Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Kylie Rogers on hand to help move things along — see some of them at work in the main Fathers and Daughters trailer below. Read More »
This weekend Melissa McCarthy enters secret agent territory as the unlikely hero Susan Cooper in the action comedy Spy. And while the trailers seem to indicate that she’s probably not the best woman for the job, she did get us thinking about the best spies in the business.
There have been plenty of spies on the big screen, from James Bond to Jason Bourne, and I decided to count down the Top 15 Best Movie Spies that we’ve seen throughout the years. However, you won’t find the likes of real-life spies whose life stories have been adapted for film. Instead, this is a collection of fictional spies from the movies. So with that out of the way, let’s count down the Top 15 Movies spies after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
We’ve seen plenty of movies about Abraham Lincoln — including, most recently, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln — but none quite like this. The Better Angels takes place long before all of the stuff Lincoln got famous for, focusing instead on his childhood in the Indiana wilderness.
Jason Clarke and Brit Marling play the parents of the future U.S. president (played as a kid by Braydon Denney), and Diane Kruger another maternal figure. It looks a bit like Tree of Life if it were shot in black and white, and Hunter McCracken grew up to be Abraham Lincoln instead of Sean Penn. No surprise, then, that director A.J. Edwards is a Terrence Malick protégé and Malick himself produced the film.
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The Better Angels is a “young Abraham Lincoln” story seen through the eye of director Terrence Malick. Or, in actuality, seen through the eye of Malick’s associate A.J. Edwards, here making his directorial debut with a feature that employs Malick’s visual hallmarks. Braydon Denney plays young Abe, while Brit Marling, Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger and Wes Bentley round out the cast to explore the story of the President’s formative years. See the new The Better Angels trailer below. Read More »
Produced by Terrence Malick, The Better Angels tells a slightly different “young Mr. Lincoln” story than the one we’re used to. The film, written and directed by A.J. Edwards (who worked for Malick on films such as The Tree of Life and To the Wonder) has a very obvious visual influence from the film’s producer, and a strong cast that includes Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling, Wes Bentley and Braydon Denney.
Does it all come together? Reviews out of Sundance were mixed, with some praising the aesthetic and mood, and others opining that the film never measures up to its aspirations. A teaser trailer will give you some idea of what’s in store; check it out below. Read More »