what they had review

Alzheimer’s, estranged family, life lessons, Hilary Swank – just add a free space and you’ve gotten a winning card in prestige drama card bingo! And yet, in that incalculably magic way that movies can achieve, What They Had manages to come out to something more than the sum of its imperfect parts. The film, written and directed by newcomer Elizabeth Chomko, often feels like the first feature that it is. But with some help from a crack team of actors as well as her own reservoir of compassion, she steers the film confidently through some turbulent waters.

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Long Way Back Home

Writer/director Jeff Nichols has spent his career making movies about families, from 2007’s feud-driven drama Shotgun Stories all the way up to 2016’s powerful biopic Loving. Now he’s back with a new short film called Long Way Back Home, a mystery that stars frequent collaborator Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water), who has appeared in every one of Nichols’ films so far.

If that reunion somehow isn’t enough to convince you to watch this, maybe the presence of actors like Scoot McNairy (Argo) and Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound) playing Shannon’s morally questionable brothers will help. Read More »

what they had trailer

What They Had looks like a film designed to make you weep, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Hilary Swank and Michael Shannon star in the drama about a family struggling to deal with their matriarch’s Alzheimer’s disease. Watch the What They Had trailer below, and then go have yourself a good cry.

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Fahrenheit 451 review

Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 gets a slick, stylish update for the Trump era courtesy of 99 Homes director Ramin Bahrani. On the surface, taking Bradbury’s book about the suppression of knowledge and setting it firmly in a world that seems to be crafted in the image of Donald Trump makes sense, and there’s a potentially brilliant movie to be made from this concept.

This isn’t that movie, though. Instead, Bahrani weighs Fahrenheit 451 down with a near-painful lack of subtlety, to the point where the film feels like it’s screaming in your face with a megaphone, “GET IT?” Bradbury’s source material wasn’t exactly subtle to begin with, but writer-director Bhrani takes things to the extreme.

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fahrenheit 451 trailer

A full trailer for HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 has arrived, full of plenty of neon, flames and shots of Michael B Jordan and Michael Shannon looking super intense. Watch the Fahrenheit 451 trailer below.

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Fahrenheit 451 Trailer

Ray Bradbury‘s classic novel Fahrenheit 451 is getting a sleek, neon-lit, star-studded update courtesy of HBO. The new Fahrenheit 451 trailer features Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon as futuristic fireman who burn books for a living. Sweat and tension follow.

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michael shannon the little drummer girl

In this edition of TV bits:

  • Sneaky Pete season 2 debuts a new trailer.
  • Altered Carbon shows off some impressive fights.
  • Michael Shannon joins AMC’s Little Drummer Girl.
  • Helen Mirren joins HBO Catherine the Great.
  • Sister Maggie is coming to Daredevil season 3.

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Fahrenheit 451 Teaser Trailer

Ray Bradbury‘s 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451 is a classic piece of literature that has stood the test of time. The story takes place in an unspecified time in the future of America where books have been outlawed and “firemen” have the responsibility to burn any that are found. It’s the definitive story about suppression, censorship and knowledge. Now that story is coming to HBO.

HBO Films is turning Fahrenheit 451 into a cable movie starring Creed lead Michael B. Jordan and The Shape of Water villain Michael Shannon, and the first fiery teaser trailer has arrived online for you to watch. Read More »

Waco trailer

In 1993, a standoff at the compound of the Branch Davidians religious sect in Waco, Texas made headlines when the FBI, ATF, and the members of David Koresh’s group collided with fatal results. Now the events leading up to that fateful standoff are receiving the dramatic treatment with Waco, a star-studded 6-part miniseries event for the newly-renamed Paramount Network.

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The Shape of Water red band trailer

The Shape of Water, one of the best films of the year, has revealed a new red band trailer for your enjoyment. Guillermo del Toro‘s beautiful, romantic adult fairytale focuses on the unlikely romance that blossoms between a mute janitor and a Creature From the Black Lagoon-like Fish Man. The Shape of Water red band trailer awaits you below.

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