With Sundance 2013 in full swing, more promotional material continues to leak out, like these new images from:
- Before Midnight – The third movie in the Richard Linklater trilogy that includes 1995′s Before Sunrise and 2004′s Before Sunset, centering on the timely relationship between Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy’s aging lovers. Be sure to read Matt’s review here.
- The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman – Director Fredrik Bond’s crime romance centering on the title character (Shia LaBeouf) who falls for a woman (Evan Rachel Wood) claimed by a violent crime boss.
Hit the jump to check out the new images from each movie.
Richard Linklater‘s 1995 film Before Sunrise is a love story. His 2004 follow-up, Before Sunset, is a life story. His latest film, Before Midnight, is a lived-in love story. The relationship of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) resumes at its most complicated point where we see what happens nine years after true love. Once again, Linklater and his co-writers (also Hawke and Delpy) have delivered an honest and thoughtful romance that truly taps into the maturity of its lead characters. Although the story falters when the focus pulls back from its protagonists, Before Midnight firmly establishes the trilogy as a unique and remarkable accomplishment that manages to always find the humor, tragedy, frustration, and desire in a brutally honest love story.
Warner Bros. has released a number of new high-resolution images from some of their upcoming 2013 titles. Briefly:
- Bullet to the Head – Written and directed by action veteran Walter Hill, the film stars Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, and Jason Momoa. The film opens on February 1, 2013.
- 42 – Directed by Brian Helgeland, the Jackie Robinson biopic stars Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, and Jon Bernthal. The film opens on April 12, 2013.
- The Great Gatsby – Directed by Baz Luhrmann, this 3D adaptation stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. The film opens May 10, 2013.
- We’re the Millers – Directed by Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball), this pot comedy stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, and Emma Roberts. The film opens on August 9, 2013.
- Getaway – Directed by Courtney Solomon and Yaron Levy, this thriller set within the confines of a car stars Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, and Jon Voight. The film opens on August 30, 2013.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.
I hadn’t heard anything about The Purge, but today the first synopsis has been released, and it sounds quite fascinating. Presumably, this was the secret project “Vigilandia“ that we reported on back in January. The “speculative thriller” takes place in a world where the government sanctions an annual 12-hour period where everything—including murder—becomes legal. During this madness, a family inside a gated community fights to survive without turning into monsters themselves. I can’t help but wonder if there’s an ounce of political commentary in the premise that a world without police, hospitals, and other basic services becomes a pure libertarian paradise.
Hit the jump to check out the synopsis. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey. The Purge opens May 31, 2013.
Sinister is a film obsessed with the past – how we long for it, wait for it to repeat itself, become our present. The past, in the film, is a destructive force, destroying the bonds of family and driving even the ones closest to us to unspeakable acts. Ethan Hawke stars as Ellison Oswalt, a true crime writer obsessed with rekindling his career and living up to his earlier successes. His nostalgia leads him to move his clueless family into the house of a horrendous murder – all in the name of solving a crime police couldn’t years ago. Once moved in, Hawke discovers a series of ‘home movies’ chronicling a number of seemingly unrelated murders. Soon these murders come to bear an incredible toll on Hawke’s psyche and the well being of those closest to him. The past in Sinister is literally alive – and it wants to hurt you.
In the following interview with Ethan Hawke, he discusses the anti-nostalgia at the heart of Sinister and much of his own work, playing the darker shades of his character Ellison and his thoughts on film vs. theater. In addition, Hawkes talks about shooting Before Midnight and reveals that this entry will quite possibly be the last in the series. For the full interview, hit the jump.
In an attempt to creep you the fuck out before it opens in theaters October 12th, Sinister has released a host of new images, GIFs (which are always fun) and clips. The film, written and directed by The Exorcism of Emily Rose’s Scott Derrickson, centers on a family who moves into a house only to discover that its been the setting of gruesome murders of families in the past. The evidence is found via old film reels, which also house the vindictive spirit, unbeknownst to our protagonists. Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance and James Ransone, opens October 12th. Hit the jump to check out the new images, clips and GIFs.
Three weeks ago, production wrapped on Before Midnight, the third entry in the incredibly well regarded Before Sunrise/Sunset series directed by Richard Linklater. The fascinating thing: nobody even knew the picture had been written or was in production. The films, for those unfamiliar, follow Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) as they meet, talk and fall in love all in a day and night.
At the press junket for Sinister earlier today, I had the opportunity to speak with star Ethan Hawke about the recently shot and wrapped Before Midnight. Hawke was more than willing to open up about the newest entry in the series, the writing process behind the films and whether or not Before Midnight will be the last in the series. For Hawke’s thought on the film, hit the jump.
Words cannot express the horrific potential this new red-band trailer for Sinister has to scare you. Unlike the first trailer for Scott Derrickson’s upcoming horror film, no one utters a word in the red-band trailer and the effect is vastly improved. After the exhausting runs of the Saw and Paranormal Activity franchises, getting back to basics is a relief. While the premise for Sinister isn’t exactly original and continues to invoke the current “found footage” gimmick (though with a slightly new angle), it looks like it could be a truly scary film.
Sinister stars Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance and James Ransone and opens October 12th, but you can see it first by bringing an early screening to your hometown. Hit the jump to see the new red-band trailer.
A bit of a release date shuffle today and man are these titles hard on my lisp:
- Sinister, the horror thriller from director Scott Derrickson and starring Ethan Hawke and Juliet Rylance moves back a week from October 5th to October 12th, 2012.
- The Sessions, from director Ben Lewin and starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy moves up from October 26th to October 19th, 2012.
- The Starbuck remake by Ken Scott (the writer/director of the original 2011 film) has been bumped from September 28th of this year to March 29th, 2013. Starbuck stars Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders.
Hit the jump for synopses and posters.
Let’s round up some posters, shall we?
- Sinister, a horror film from writer/director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) and starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Vincent D’Onofrio and Clare Foley, opens October 5th.
- Hotel Transylvania, featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade and Steve Buscemi, opens September 28th.
- Rust and Bone, the mystery/drama from director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) that stars Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises) and Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead), opens November 23rd.
- Gambit, which Michael Hoffman (One Fine Day) directs from a Coen Brothers script, stars Alan Rickman, Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz. Gambit opens next year.
Hit the jump to see all the posters and synopses.
Just a few months after the release of his latest feature, Bernie, director Richard Linklater has already secretly wrapped his follow-up project. Word broke out last week that Linklater was in Greece working on a sequel to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset with actors/co-writers Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Hawke, however, was quick to downplay the rumors as he insisted that they were simply developing a screenplay and “trying to see if it’s worth filming.”
Well it looks like Hawke was stretching the truth a bit, because Deadline now reports that they actually were filming the sequel, titled Before Midnight, and production has now wrapped. Hit the jump for more, including the first image from the film.
Amidst horror films like The Apparition, The Possession and The Tall Man that are currently in theaters, director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) must wait until October 5th to unleash Sinister. His take on the found-footage sub-genre centers on a true-crime novelist (Ethan Hawke) who discovers that his new house played host to vicious murders and supernatural entities still haunt the walls. If you’d like to bring a screening of Sinister to your town before its October 5th release, check out the details here. For now, we have ten new images to share with you that should satisfy your need to be creeped the hell out.
Sinister also stars Juliet Rylance, James Ransone and Vincent D’Onofrio. Hit the jump to check out the images.
Fans of Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy’s Before Sunrise and Before Sunset will be happy to know that we weren’t too far off when we reported that Hawke and director Richard Linklater were currently filming a third film in the series in Greece. It’s been confirmed that the duo are in Greece working on the Before Sunset sequel, but no shooting has taken place yet. As the first two installments saw Hawke and Delpy’s characters romancing in Vienna and Paris, perhaps Greece will be the backdrop to the next next chapter, tentatively titled Before Midnight. Hit the jump to see what Hawke had to say.
A sequel to follow up on Before Sunrise and Before Sunset has been rumored for years now, pretty much since Sunset premiered in 2004. In June, Ethan Hawke suggested the sequel—rumored to be titled Before Midnight—was supposed to shoot this summer (although co-star Julie Delpy believed they were at least a year away). As you may have noticed, we are running out of summer. Is it possible that Hawke and Delpy already started shooting Before Midnight with director Richard Linklater? A bit of detective work places Hawke and Delpy in Greece right now, working on a project that very well may be the sequel of interest. It’s best to pass along the info in bullet form after the jump.
The first trailer for director Scott Derrickson’s new horror film Sinister has been released. The film stars Ethan Hawke as a true crime novelist who moves his family into a house where the horrific murder of an entire family took place, in an effort to discover his next big story. When he finds a box of home videos in which other families are also brutally murdered, he realizes he may have made a huge mistake by moving into the house. The trailer is a bit heavy handed when it comes to exposition, as characters state flat-out what everything means (“That’s the family that used to live here!” “That symbol is obviously a pagan demon who feeds on children’s souls!”). That said, there look to be some genuinely terrifying scares and as a fan of Derrickson’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose, I’m game to check out what he has in store with Sinister.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Vincent D’Onofrio and James Ransone. Sinister opens on August 24th.