On paper, John Cameron Mitchell’s Rabbit Hole would seem to be the most dour of viewing experiences: A movie about a couple dealing with the death of their young son, and how to continue in its wake. What it has in common with Mitchell’s debut movie, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, however, is that in spite of it subject matter its a little joy to watch and is spiked throughout with humorous touches that make it all the sweeter to take in.
And it certainly doesn’t hurt that the couple at the center of this is played by Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. Kidman, in particular, is at her very best here, and received a Best Actress Oscar nomination, though of course lost out (rightly) to Natalie Portman for Black Swan in a very talented field. Hit the jump for a review of Rabbit Hole on DVD.
by Jason Barr Posted: December 27th, 2010 at 1:51 pm
New posters have gone online for The Other Woman, Rabbit Hole, and The King’s Speech. Starring Natalie Portman, The Other Woman sees the actress make a turn as a newlywed lawyer who must deal with the loss of a newborn daughter. The drama is based on the Ayelet Waldman novel Love and Other Impossible Pursuits and the poster on display here is solid enough while featuring a pastel colored Portman set against a hand drawn city backdrop. As for Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart’s Rabbit Hole, while it’s not too hard on the eyes, I have to say that it pales in comparison to previous marketing efforts from the film (a top 10 studio poster of the year, if you ask Matt).
Finally, in regards to the latest offering from Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush’s The King’s Speech, my first reaction says that it lies somewhere in between the abomination that was this poster and the solid minimalistic approach found here. To check out all three posters for yourself, hit the jump. Rabbit Hole and The King’s Speech are currently enjoying limited theatrical releases whereas The Other Woman will premiere on demand on New Year’s Day prior to hitting theaters on February 4th.
On Collider, we bring you a lot of posters. Sure, it’s marketing but that doesn’t mean they can’t be the stuff you want to hang on your walls at home. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of my top 10 posters of 2010. The only rule is that the posters had to come from a studio. So if you’re wondering, “Where the hell are all the Mondo posters?!”, that’s why (they also would have taken up the entire list).
Hit the jump to check out my picks for the Top 10 Posters of 2010.
Rabbit Hole is simplistic on the outside. But once opened, the honest portrayal of grief can leave one with a myriad of emotions that strengthen the further you get from the film. Recovering from the loss of a child is a process that people deal with in different ways, and that strain can pull the fibers out of a marriage and fray the family around them. Yet, riding performances that examine the depth of real human emotion and dimension, this isn’t the one-trick pony that it could have been. Instead of treating the theme with nothing but morose sadness, director John Cameron Mitchell utilizes levity and threads it throughout with an earnestness that is at once unfamiliar yet comforting. So hit the jump to follow me further down Rabbit Hole.
by Ben Brown Posted: November 30th, 2010 at 1:01 pm
Lionsgate has just released a new poster for John Cameron Mitchell’s upcoming drama Rabbit Hole. The poster is visually interesting, thoughtful, and a bit moving. Basically, it’s everything the last poster wasn’t. If this is the type of work we can expect from the final product, then consider me sold.
Hit the jump to check out the poster. The film, which stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart and picked up four Spirit Award nominations today, is slated for limited release on December 17th.
One article. Two posters. Three miles of blue sky. Four pounds of preemptive critical acclaim.
John Cameron Mitchell’s Rabbit Hole came out of the Toronto Film Festival with some buzz, particularly for Nicole Kidman’s performance opposite co-star Aaron Eckhart as the married couple returns “their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss.” Dianne Wiest, Sandra Oh, and Miles Teller also star.
The Way Back is the latest from Peter Weir (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), hence the anticipation from film buffs everywhere. Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Mark Strong, and Saoirse Ronan star in the true story of a group of prisoners who walked over a thousand miles to escape a Siberian labor camp.
Hit the jump to check out new posters for both films.
The trailer for the drama Rabbit Hole has gone online. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), the film is about a mother and father (played by Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) dealing with the loss of their child. The movie played to positive notices at the Toronto Film Festival and Nicole Kidman is picking up serious awards buzz for her performance. I’m having trouble wrapping my mind around that since the last Kidman film I enjoyed was 2001′s The Others. It would be nice to break that losing streak. However, Eckhart is always reliable and I’m eager to see if Mitchell has made an honest film that doesn’t veer into the maudlin (which is pretty difficult considering the subject matter).
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Rabbit Hole opens in select theaters on December 17th.
Nicole Kidman has been racking up the awards buzz at TIFF for her performance in Rabbit Hole, and you can finally (maybe) see what all the fuss is about in two new clips from the film. Lionsgate recently picked up the drama, which centers on Kidman and co-star Aaron Eckhart as “a husband and wife who fight to save their marriage in the life that begins again after tragedy.” Sandra Oh and Dianne Wiest also star in the latest from John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch). Check out the clips after the jump.
Yesterday, we reported on the acquisitions of Beautiful Boy, The Conspirator, Submarine, and Insidious at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Today, we have three more purchases to report. First up, The Wrap is reporting that Lionsgate has picked up the drama Rabbit Hole, which stars Nicole Kidman as a mother grieving over the loss of her child. The studio plans to release it before the end of the year as Kidman is receiving heavy awards buzz for her performance. Next, there’s Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin That I Inhabit, which hasn’t started filming yet, but Sony Pictures Classics now owns the North American distribution rights. The film stars Antonio Banderas as a father avenging the death of his daughter. Finally, IFC Films has purchased Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project. The documentary is billed as a “powerful, uncensored, no-holds-barred account” biopic of the Hollywood mogul. Hit the jump for more on each film.
Continuing on the journey of first look images, after the jump you can check out the first images from writer-director Mitch Glazer’s Passion Play and director John Cameron Mitchell’s (Shortbus, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) Rabbit Hole. Passion Play stars Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Bill Murray, Kelly Lynch, and Rhys Ifans, while Rabbit Hole stars Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller, Tammy Blanchard, and Sandra Oh.
While Mitch Glazer wrote Scrooged, Great Expectations, and The Recruit, this is his first time behind the camera, so fingers crossed he’s made a solid transition. On the other hand, John Cameron Mitchell has only made two films in the last ten years, so I’m very curious to check out what got him behind the camera again. I just wish he hadn’t cast Nicole Kidman, as her frozen face has distracted me from enjoying her performances of late. If this had been the Kidman of ten years ago, maybe I’d have a different opinion. Anyway, hit the jump for the first images and the synopses: