COLD IN JULY: 1st trailer for Lansdale based film Apr18

COLD IN JULY: 1st trailer for Lansdale based film

IFC Films has released the trailer for COLD IN JULY, Jim Mickle’s film based on the Joe Lansdale film. How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hal) puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled...

First poster for THE EQALIZER

The folks at Columbia Pictures have released the first poster for director Antoine Fuqua’s THE EQUALIZER, starring Denzel Washington in a big screen version of the CBS series featuring Edward Woodward. Washington headlines as McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are...

GONE GIRL: First trailer for the Gillian Flynn based film Apr16

GONE GIRL: First trailer for the Gillian Flynn bas...

We now get the first real look at GONE GIRL, David Fincher’s cinematic take on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel. GONE GIRL unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his 5th wedding anniversary, Nick (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick kill his wife? In addition to Affleck and Pike, GG stars Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and Kim...

Film Review: LE WEEKEND Apr11

Film Review: LE WEEKEND

Directed by Roger Michell Written by Hanif Kureishi Starring: Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum Married thirty years, Nick and Meg go to Paris to celebrate their anniversary. The tension between them is palpable when few things go as planned. But, on the other hand, there is the closeness of a long-married couple to balance the scale. They know where a dagger can hurt the most and don’t always refrain from plunging it in. When Nick meets an old graduate school buddy (Goldblum), far more successful than he, the couple accepts his invitation to a party celebrating his new book. Things get out of hand. And then, get more out of...

Film Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

The days of being wowed merely by the arrival of a superhero movie are long gone. There was a time not long ago, that a super-powered slug-fest just showing up on the silver screen was reason enough to buy a ticket and cheer. But those days are long gone. Super-hero movies aren’t just expected, now they come in bunches. And if studios want to keep selling tickets, they know they’ve got to supply moviegoers with a quality product. Marvel Studios has been putting on a clinic in the proper way to do this since 2008’s IRON MAN. Right from the beginning, Marvel realized that for their movies to be successful, it was script first, casting second....

Film Review: ENEMY Apr04

Film Review: ENEMY

ENEMY Directed by Denis Villeneuve Written by Javier Gullon based on the novel by Jose Saramago Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Gadon, Melanie Laurent, Isabella Rosselini After last year’s PRISONERS, Villeneuve and Gyllenhaal team up again for a film for those who find ambiguity thrilling rather than frustrating. Gyllenhaal plays a history professor, Adam, in Canada, bored and boring, finding little to like in either the classroom or in his barely furnished digs despite the presence there of his gorgeous lover, Mary (Sarah Gadon). When a colleague calls his attention to a movie, he rents it and finds his doppelganger playing a small part....