Paula Hawkins‘ The Girl on the Train is an incredibly entertaining and bleak page-turner. The deeply troubled characters are what make the novel exciting. The more pages turned, the more the characters reveal themselves, and usually in some pretty troubling, unnerving, or darkly enjoyable ways. Hawkins’ novel is arguably a better drama than it is a thriller, and the same could be said of Tate Taylor‘s adaptation. The Help director’s film is a sometimes-above-average thriller that thrives mostly on its performances.
Below, read our The Girl on the Train spoiler review.
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Tate Taylor originally appeared like an odd pick to direct the adaptation of Paula Hawkins‘ The Girl on the Train, an exciting, brutal, and sometimes darkly funny page-turner. Taylor, who’s best known for directing The Help and Get on Up, hasn’t directed a thriller before. Based on some of the early reviews, the filmmaker doesn’t always fare well with Hawkins’ mystery, despite a committed and often chilling performance from Emily Blunt.
Below, read The Girl on the Train early buzz.
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Before Gone Girl arrived not too long ago, it had been awhile since there was a juicy, quality thriller of that kind. Now The Help director Tate Taylor is adding another entry in the revitalized field of movies geared towards adults with The Girl on the Train, and it looks like the kind of movie that will keep you guessing right up to the very end.
Emily Blunt plays Rachel Watson, a recently divorced woman who attempts to help the police find a missing woman after witnessing certain activities that she believes may help find her. However, Rachel isn’t the most stable, emotionally or mentally, so when the missing woman ends up sharing a connection with her ex-husband, Rachel may also turn out to be a suspect.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
How was your ride to work this morning? Did you get snarled up in traffic? Was your train unbearably crowded? Maybe it was raining, or maybe you spilled coffee on yourself in your rush to get out the door. Whatever the case, though, it seems a pretty safe bet you still had a better time than Emily Blunt‘s character in The Girl on the Train.
Directed by Tate Taylor and based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train follows Rachel (Blunt), an alcoholic who’s still reeling from her divorce. Every day on her daily commute, she passes by a perfect-looking couple and fantasizes about what their lives must be like — until one morning, when she witnesses something she wasn’t supposed to. Watch the Girl on the Train trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Two high-profile actors are looking to board a promising new thriller. We just mentioned The Girl on the Train earlier today when talking about the Liam Neeson movie The Commuter — Girl is based on the novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins, and follows a woman whose problems haunt her after she is pulled into a mystery involving a couple that she imagines to enjoy the perfect marriage.
Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson and Haley Bennett are already set to play three of the lead characters, and now Chris Evans and Jared Leto are in early talks for the film. Read More »
After the opening of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the major question we all had was “how long do we have to wait for Rebecca Ferguson‘s next movie?” In fact, that next movie will probably be Florence Foster Jenkins, with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, directed by Stephen Frears.
But the film after that won’t be Gambit, as Ferguson has reportedly dropped that possible gig for something heavier. Ferguson is in talks to join the cast of The Girl on the Train, which Tate Taylor (The Help) will direct based on the novel by Paula Hawkins.
Given that the novel is frequently praised with comparisons to the work of Alfred Hitchcock, and that Ferguson was central to Rogue Nation‘s own Hitchcock homage sequence (above) this all seems like a pretty tidy deal. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
At some point, it’s probably going to become easier to name the classic movies that haven’t been turned into TV shows than the ones that have. The latest big-screen property to transition to the small-screen is In the Heat of the Night, the 1967 drama starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. Well… at least it’s not another ’80s comedy? (And it’s not the first time this film has spawned a TV series.)
Showtime has picked up a new In the Heat of the Night series from Tate Taylor, who previously tackled Southern race relations with The Help. Hit the jump for more details on the In the Heat of the Night TV series.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Origin stories are all the rage these days, to the extent where even common housewares are getting them now. Jennifer Lawrence is helping chronicle the birth of the Miracle Mop for David O. Russell, and now Sandra Bullock will depict the rise of Tupperware for Tate Taylor.
Bullock is attached to lead Taylor’s untitled drama as Brownie Wise, the marketing exec who popularized the plastic containers by coming up with the idea for Tupperware parties. Hit the jump for more details on her newest project.
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James Brown tells you who he is in this new trailer for the biopic Get on Up. Either a short theatrical trailer or a long TV spot, this look at the film opens with Brown (Chadwick Boseman, 42) talking about his parents, and we flash through some moments of success before coming back around to a heated conversation between mama and her son. Much of this footage is the same as what we saw in the first trailer, but there’s definitely some new stuff, and a different emphasis, and additional voiceover. Check out the Get on Up trailer 2 below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
Hot on the heels of this morning’s first-look image, Universal has released the first Get On Up trailer. The Tate Taylor-directed biopic stars Chadwick Boseman — last seen playing another American icon, Jackie Robinson, in 42 — as James Brown, tracing his journey from poor street kid to the Godfather of Soul.
Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott, and Dan Aykroyd also star. Watch the video, and check out a big bunch of high-res images, after the jump.
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