by Jeff Ames Posted: June 25th, 2012 at 5:39 am
Mimic is one of those typical Hollywood thrillers where people venture into areas no normal person would dare go. In one sequence, three men travel deep below the earth in search of nasty insect-thingys and find themselves stuck amidst murky shadows and rickety old construction platforms. Our interest wanes because, while the scene remains tense throughout, we stopped giving a damn about the characters’ fate the moment they decided to make the trip in the first place. My review of the Blu-ray after the jump.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Jeremy Northam, and Christopher Walken will star in the indie drama A Late Quartet. Last August, we reported that Ethan Hawke had joined the project, but it now appears that he has dropped out. The Playlist previously reported that Hoffman and Keener were on board. According to the press release, the four actors will play “a world-renowned string quartet struggling to stay together as they mark their 25th anniversary in the face of illness, competing egos and insuppressible lust.” Imogen Poots (Centurion) and Liraz Charhi (Fair Game) will also star. Filming is set to begin later this month in New York City. Yaron Zilberman will make his feature film directing debut from his own script.
Hit the jump to check out the press release.
As I wrote when I posted the new images from “Mr. Nobody” and “The White Ribbon”, the Toronto Film Festival starts in a few weeks and like every year, the Festival is loaded with plenty of world premieres. While I had planned on attending this year’s festival as a member of the working press, due to my deciding to attend too late, I missed the cut for getting a press badge. However, I’m still going, and hope to be able to report on the films and interview a lot of the people attending.
Anyway, with the festival gearing up to start, I’ve been provided with a lot of new images from the films premiering. So after the jump take a look at images from Jane Campion’s “Bright Star”, “Creation”, “Defendor”, and “Solitary Man”.