Relive review

Remember the TV series Day Break? Probably not, because it only aired for one season back in 2006. It starred Taye Diggs as a detective stuck in a Groundhog Day situation, forced to experience the same day again and again until he solves the murder of an important public official. Jacob Aaron Estes’ new movie Relive feels like that show mixed with Frequency, the Dennis Quaid/Jim Caviezel movie in which father and son communicate across time.

Selma star David Oyelowo plays L.A.P.D. detective Jack Radcliff, whose family is mysteriously murdered in the first few minutes of the film. As he mourns their deaths, he receives a seemingly impossible phone call from his niece (A Wrinkle in Time’s Storm Reid) – she’s very much alive, and is somehow calling from a few days before the murders take place. So it’s up to Radcliff to put the pieces together and prevent their deaths before they happen. Read More »

The Details is a dark comedy about a snowball of suburban drama set off by worm-hungry raccoons. Written and directed by Jacob Aaron Estes (Mean Creek), the incredible cast includes Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney, Ray Liotta, Kerry Washington and Dennis Haysbert. It premiered at Sundance 2011 to solid reviews (/Film included) and was quickly picked up by The Weinstein Company. But, as as you can tell from that description, the movie isn’t exactly an easy sell, so onto the shelf it went.

The Details has finally been dusted off and is now scheduled for limited release November 2. After the jump, you can watch the first trailer which sells two things: 1. This movie is insane. 2. The movie is really good. Read More »

When David Fincher puts his name on a project, people take notice. Usually it’s as a director but, in some cases, he’s been known to produce too and that’s what he’ll do with IOU. The film, whose plot is being kept secret save for the fact it’s a “thriller”, is written by Michael Arlen Ross (Turistias) and directed by Jacob Aaron Estes (The Details, Mean Creek). They’re hoping to start shooting in January. Read more after the break. Read More »

Oh, good. So this week, Frankenstein films are the new Snow White/Wizard of Oz/etc. We’ve got news on two Frankenstein-related projects that have both moved forward today.

Matt Reeves moved from director of interest thanks to Cloverfield to something approaching A-list status with Let Me In. He’s certainly lining up a few high-profile genre projects, and the latest is This Dark Endeavor, an adaptation of the Kenneth Oppel ‘young Frankenstein’ novel that Summit optioned not too long ago. The other is The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, which Sam Raimi‘s Ghost House pictures is producing. That one just hired playwright David Auburn to script. More detail on both, as well as vague updates on several other Frankenstein projects, after the break. Read More »