David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the disappointing Crouching Tiger sequel, this year’s Oscars, plus why the “popcorn trick” is impractical. Be sure to read up on why our relationship with TV need to change, the amazing editing of Mad Max, and why those Asian jokes undercut the Oscars’ message of inclusion.
Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
John Hillcoat is drawn to extreme worlds. How his characters embrace, reject or accept their brutal environments is a running idea throughout much of the director’s work. The filmmaker’s latest picture, Triple 9, is definitely a John Hillcoat film, filled with pain and violence. He’s never one to shy away from reality. In fact, he fights for it.
After the jump, read our John Hillcoat interview.
Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
John Hillcoat has a new film opening in theaters this weekend. The reviews for the director’s crime thriller, Triple 9, have been somewhat mixed, but any fan of Hillcoat’s, especially admirers of Lawless, will most likely enjoy his latest picture.
To celebrate the release, Mondo has made some striking posters for a few of his previous film, and you can get the details on how to purchase each of the John Hillcoat Mondo posters below.
New ‘Triple 9’ Clips Sell a Slovenly Woody Harrelson, a Russian Kate Winslet, and Other Wonders of the World
Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
On paper, Triple 9 sounds like familiar territory, another story of corrupt cops butting heads with police officers and crooks alike. But if you place John Hillcoat in the director’s chair, I’m suddenly very interested. And if you then place Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Norman Reedus, Gal Gadot, and Aaron Paul in front of the camera, you’ve just sold a ticket.
A new batch of Triple 9 clips have arrived on the the heels of those very intense trailers and posters, just in case you need some additional convincing that a crime film with that line-up deserves to be on your radar. Whether it’s ultimately good or bad remains to be seen, but there’s no way this movie is boring.
Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Every year brings us a new batch of gritty cop dramas, but 2016 brings us a gritty cop drama from director John Hillcoat, the superb filmmaker responsible The Proposition, The Road, and Lawless. Triple 9, looks to fall in line with his previous work: an ensemble of stellar actors in a morally bleak world enact horrific acts of violence on one another. We can’t wait.
We are pleased to debut a new Triple 9 character poster featuring the great Woody Harrelson and a piece of advice that probably applies to every character in any Hillcoat production.
As Jacob noted the other day, this is the time of year we get to rest comfortably in our bubbles of excitement. We rarely feel any disappointment this early in the year with what’s hitting theaters (unless you were one of the few really pumped about The Forest), so we’ve yet to reach the point of skepticism about our most anticipated films of the year.
After the jump, help me countdown my most anticipated movies of 2016.
Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
In what appears to be a mix of Training Day, Sicario and Inside Man, a new trailer for the action thriller Triple 9 has just debuted. And with a story that feels very familiar, it’s the star-studded cast that seems to makes this one worth watching. Casey Affleck plays a rookie cop joining a crew of dirty cops who have blackmailed to pull off a heist for the Russian mob. No one can be trusted, and someone is probably going to die. Watch below! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
A great cast doesn’t guarantee a great movie (just look at Black Mass), but it certainly never hurts. And John Hillcoat‘s Triple 9 has got a fantastic one. The director of Lawless and The Road has brought together Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Clifton Collins Jr., Norman Reedus, and Gal Gadot for his new crime drama, about an impossible heist gone very, very badly awry. Watch the latest Triple 9 trailer after the jump. Read More »