New A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES TV Spots Has Neesons Threatening Your Worthless Lives

by     Posted 24 days ago

a-walk-among-the-tombstones

Universal has released a couple of new TV spots for Scott Frank‘s upcoming crime thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones.  The film stars Liam Neeson as an alcoholic ex-cop who investigates the kidnapping of a heroin drug lord’s wife, teaming up with a heroin trafficker (Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens) and his brother to hunt down the men responsible for the crime.  Judging by the TV spots, it looks like Taken meets Saw, a concept that’s amusing enough for me.  Bring on the Neesons.

Hit the jump to check out A Walk Among the Tombstones TV spots.  The film also stars David Harbour and Boyd Holbrook.  A Walk Among the Tombstones opens in theaters on September 19th.

New A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Images: Liam Neeson and Dan Stevens Are on the Hunt

by     Posted 28 days ago

a-walk-among-the-tombstones-images

Universal Pictures has released some new A Walk Among the Tombstones images from director Scott Frank’s (The Lookout) upcoming dark crime thriller.  The film stars Liam Neeson as an alcoholic ex-cop who investigates the kidnapping of a heroin drug lord’s wife, teaming up with a heroin trafficker (Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens) and his brother to hunt down the men responsible for the crime.  While on the surface this could be seen as another cash-in on Neeson’s “badass hunting down bad people” movie genre, I’m highly encouraged by the involvement of Frank.  He penned the scripts for Out of Sight and Minority Report and I was a big fan of his previous directorial effort The Lookout, so it’s with some degree of anticipation that I’m looking forward to this one.   Moreover, Stevens proves in The Guest that he’s more than capable of handling a darker role, so his turn in Tombstones should be quite interesting.

Hit the jump to check out the new A Walk Among the Tombstones images.  The film also stars David Harbour and Boyd Holbrook.  A Walk Among the Tombstones opens in theaters on September 19th.

THE SKELETON TWINS Trailer: Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Go Dramatic as Suicidal Siblings

by     Posted 81 days ago

skeleton-twins-trailer-bill-hader-kristen-wiig

Roadside Attractions has released the first The Skeleton Twins trailer for director Craig Johnson’s comedic drama.  The film stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as the titular siblings, who are drawn back together after Hader’s character tries to commit suicide. I caught the film at Sundance this past January and it’s excellent.  Hader in particular shines in a dramatic role that could easily have veered into over-the-top territory, imbuing the character with subtle shades of insecurity underneath a confident façade.  Though the film is a drama, Johnson doesn’t shy away from the fact that Hader and Wiig are both really, really funny, and the film ends up as something more darkly comedic than a straight-faced drama.  This trailer does a nice job of conveying the film’s tone, though it does provide a glimpse at one of the funniest scenes of the entire film that I wish had remained a surprise.

Hit the jump to watch the Skeleton Twins trailer and click here to read my full review.  The film also stars Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, and Joanna GleesonThe Skeleton Twins opens in theaters on September 19th.

VERY GOOD GIRLS Trailer: Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning Want to Lose Their Virginity

by     Posted 108 days ago

very-good-girls-trailer-elizabeth-olsen-dakota-fanning

The first Very Good Girls trailer for first-time writer/director Naomi Foner’s upcoming drama has been released online.  The film stars Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning as two best friends who, while home for one last New York summer, make a pact to lose their virginity before leaving for college.  Complications arise when they both start seeing the same man (Boyd Holbrook), which begins to test their lifelong friendship.  The film looks like a fairly run-of-the-mill coming-of-age drama with two talented actresses in the lead roles, but reviews from its Sundance debut last year were underwhelming to say the least.  That said, there is a silver lining in that Jenny Lewis wrote the original music.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer, click here to read Matt’s review, and click here to watch Steve’s video interview with Olsen and Fanning.  The film also stars Demi Moore, Ellen Barkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Sarsgaard, and Clark GreggVery Good Girls will be available on iTunes June 24th and opens in theaters July 25th.

First A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Trailer, Poster, and Images Feature Liam Neeson Working Outside the Law

by     Posted 113 days ago

a-walk-among-the-tombstones-trailer-poster-images

Universal Pictures has released the first A Walk Among the Tombstones trailer, poster, and images for director Scott Frank’s (The Lookout) dark crime thriller.  The film stars Liam Neeson as an alcoholic ex-cop who investigates the kidnapping of a heroin drug lord’s wife, teaming up with a heroin trafficker (Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens) and his brother to hunt down the men responsible for the crime.  Despite a pretty awful-looking wig on Neeson at the beginning of the trailer, this actually looks like a much darker, more interesting film than your standard “above the law” actioner.  Frank has a number of excellent credits as a screenwriter (Minority Report, Out of Sight), and I was a big fan of his previous directorial effort The Lookout, so I’m certainly looking forward to seeing what he’s put together here.  So far so good.

Hit the jump to check out the A Walk Among the Tombstones trailer, poster, and images.  The film also stars David Harbour and Boyd HolbrookA Walk Among the Tombstones opens in theaters on September 19th.

TERMINATOR: GENESIS Narrow’s Role of Kyle Reese down to Jai Courtney or Boyd Holbrook

by     Posted 221 days ago

jai-courtney-boyd-holbrook-terminator-slice

About a month ago, we reported that Jai Courtney and Boyd Holbrook were among a shortlist of actors testing for the part of Kyle Reese in Alan Taylor’s Terminator: Genesis.  It sounds as if you can narrow that list down further to just those two individuals.  Courtney’s latest efforts include the actioners Jack Reacher, A Good Day to Die Hard, and I, Frankenstein, with a role in Divergent coming out March 21st.  Holbrook has had less high-profile pictures of late, including The Host, Out of the Furnace, and television’s Behind the Candelabra.  He’s got a hot list of films coming up, however, such as David Fincher’s Gone Girl, Gavin O’Connor’s Jane Got a Gun and Terrence Malick’s untitled project.

Whoever wins out to play the role made famous by Michael Biehn in the original film will join Arnold Schwarzenegger in the robotic title role, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, and Jason Clarke, who was in talks to star as John Connor at last report.  Terminator: Genesis is due out July 1, 2015. (Via Deadline)

TERMINATOR: GENESIS Testing Jai Courtney, Boyd Holbrook, and More for Kyle Reese Role

by     Posted 252 days ago

jai-courtney-boyd-holbrook-terminator-slice

With Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) set to play Sarah Connor and John Clarke onboard as John Connor, producers are now looking to fill the role of Kyle Reese in the Terminator reboot Terminator: GenesisThor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor is set to helm what is envisioned as the first in a trilogy of Terminator films, and the pic is going big with regards to Terminator canon.  The studio first approached Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) about filling the Kyle Reese role, but both actors apparently refused to read.  Now Paramount is focusing on casting a lesser known actor in the part, and word has come as to which actors will be testing for Kyle Reese next week.  Hit the jump to find out.

Sundance 2014: First Images from CALVARY, HITS, I ORIGINS, and LITTLE ACCIDENTS

by     Posted 284 days ago

calvary-hits-i-origins-little-accidents-slice

The 2014 Sundance Film Festival just announced its Premieres line-up, along with images and synopses for the movies playing in that category.  Briefly:

  • Calvary – Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh; starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, and Marie-Josée Croz.
  • Hits – Written and directed by David Cross; starring Meredith Hagner, Matt Walsh, James Adomian, Jake Cherry, Derek Waters, and Wyatt Cenac.
  • I Origins – Written and directed by Mike Cahill; starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Steven Yeun, and Archie Panjabi.
  • Little Accidents – Written and directed by Sara Colangelo; starring Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Chloë Sevigny, Jacob Lofland, and Josh Lucas.

Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.  The 2014 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 16- 26th.

New UK Trailer and Images for Steven Soderbergh’s BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon

by     Posted 1 year, 132 days ago

behind-the-candelabra-slice

Fresh off the release of an extended 12-minute featurette, a new UK trailer and a batch of new images from director Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming Liberace film Behind the Candelaba have landed online.  The plot centers on the tempestuous relationship between the musician (Michael Douglas) and his lover Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) throughout their secretive five-year love affair that began in 1977.  This UK trailer goes deeper into the film’s story, as we see the beginnings of the relationship and start to see some of the great interplay between Douglas and Damon. You can go ahead and wrap up Douglas’ Emmy right about now.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to see the new images.  The film also stars Rob Lowe, Debbie ReynoldsScott BakulaDan AykroydCheyenne JacksonPaul Reiser, and Boyd Holbrook.  Behind the Candelabra will premiere on HBO on May 26th at 9pm/8c.

Production Begins on Scott Frank’s A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Starring Liam Neeson and Dan Stevens

by     Posted 1 year, 190 days ago

liam-neeson-a-walk-among-the-tombstones

Cross Creek Pictures has announced that production is underway on writer/director Scott Frank’s (The Lookout) crime thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones.  Filming is taking place in New York on the pic, which stars Liam Neeson as an alcoholic ex-cop who investigates the kidnapping of a heroin drug lord’s wife, teaming up with a heroin trafficker and his brother to hunt down the men responsible for the crime.  Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and Boyd Holbrook (Milk) star as the trafficker and his brother, respectively.

The film is based on one of a series of Matt Scudder crime novels by author Lawrence Block. David Harbour (End of Watch), Mark Consuelos (American Horror Story), and Astro (The X-Factor) round out the cast. Hit the jump to read the full press release, which includes the official synopsis.

Ruth Wilson and Boyd Holbrook Take A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES with Liam Neeson

by     Posted 1 year, 217 days ago

ruth-wilson-boyd-holbrook-a-walk-among-the-tombstones-slice

Casting for Scott Frank’s A Walk Among the Tombstones continues to fill out around star Liam Neeson.  The adaptation of the Lawrence Block novel recently added Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey); we can now report that Ruth Wilson (Luther) and Boyd Holbrook (Milk) will also be joining the cast.  The story centers on private investigator Matthew Scudder (Neeson) who is hired by a drug lord in order to find out who kidnapped him and murdered his wife.  Hit the jump for more on A Walk Among the Tombstones.

New Trailer for Andrew Niccol’s THE HOST Starring Saoirse Ronan

by     Posted 1 year, 217 days ago

the-host-slice

Open Road Pictures has released a new trailer for writer/director Andrew Niccol’s (Gattaca, In Time) adaptation of the Stephenie Meyer sci-fi novel The Host. The story takes place in a future where a parasitic alien species is nearly finished wiping out the human population by taking over the consciousness of each person.  A soul named Wanderer is attempting to take control of Melanie Stryder’s (Saoirse Ronan) consciousness, but faces strong opposition by what remains of the girl.  This trailer finally does a swell job of explaining the film’s plot, and Niccol looks to have crafted a really cool-looking sci-fi world.  I’m still not entirely sure whether the story plays out as a romance or as more of a thriller, but I’m intrigued nonetheless.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Max IronsJake AbelDiane KrugerWilliam Hurt, and Boyd Holbrook.  The Host opens on March 29th.

Sundance 2013: VERY GOOD GIRLS Review

by     Posted 1 year, 238 days ago

very-good-girls-dakota-fanning-elizabeth-olsen-slice

In a female-led vehicle, the most powerful figure probably shouldn’t be the poor-man’s Garrett Hedlund.  Very Good Girls has two talented actresses in the leading roles, and their personalities and actions are defined not by their friendship, but how a boy controls that friendship.  For a couple of “girls” on the verge of going off to college, writer-director Naomi Foner has created a shockingly demeaning picture of shallow sisterhood and male-dependency.  Very Good Girls celebrates a friendship that shouldn’t exist by basing it around the kind of man who doesn’t exist.

13 New Images from Stephenie Meyer Sci-Fi Adaptation THE HOST, Starring Saoirse Ronan

by     Posted 1 year, 252 days ago

host-images-slice

With a generation of Tweens (and beyond) saying goodbye to The Twilight Saga, a new Stephenie Meyer adaptation will fill the vampire/werewolf void with soul-stealing alien parasites; how dreamy!  The sci-fi flick from writer/director Andrew Niccol (In Time) stars Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) as a young woman who is among the last humans to be taken over by the alien parasites, though her spirit won’t give up without a fight.  We’ve got 13 new images from The Host, which opens March 29th, that also show off co-stars Diane Kruger, Boyd Holbrook, Max Irons and Jake Abel.  Hit the jump to take a look. 

New Batch of Actors Testing for Harry Osborn in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Including Sam Claflin and Eddie Redmayne

by     Posted 1 year, 303 days ago

sam-claflin-eddie-redmayne-amazing-spider-man-2-slice

Casting is currently underway on Sony’s fast-moving sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and it appears that producers are changing course in filling the integral role of Harry Osborn.  Marc Webb is returning to direct with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone back as the film’s leads, but the follow-up is poised to include a tantalizing group of newcomers that should ring familiar to fans of the comics.  Shailene Woodley is set to play eventual love interest Mary Jane in what may amount to a larger role in the third film, and negotiations are underway to nail down Jamie Foxx as the film’s villain Electro.

We recently heard that Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures) and Brady Corbet (Melancholia) were under consideration for the role of Harry Obsorn, but now it appears that Sony is looking for a different type of actor to take on the part.  Hit the jump for more.

Click Here