The first trailer for John Well's adaptation of August: Osage County has been released, showcasing the film's impressive cast.
If you haven't seen director Jeff Nichols' Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter and Mud (out now), then for the love of Zod, get to it. Not only are they the most startling and accomplished trio of debut films in recent memory, they also feature this summers Man of Steel baddie, Michael Shannon.
It looks like Ewan McGregor is finally willing to forgive and forget! In March we heard that Danny Boyle was planning on making a long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting in 2015. However, McGregor's involvement has always been doubted. He had always said how he would rather be known for a critically acclaimed original than for its inferior sequel. It's also well known that McGregor hasn't spoken to Boyle since a feud they had over Boyle's decision to cast Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach rather than McGregor (it was really a studio call).
However now McGregor has come out and said to Time Out website that he is ready to leave the old grudge behind and move on.
Tomorrow You’re Gone (2013) is the new film from Director David Jacobson. Like his previous efforts Dahmer (2002) and Down in The Valley (2005), Jacobson is very much focused on atmosphere and aesthetic with the influence of Terrence Malick’s Badlands (1973) hanging like a cloud over his work. Here he brings together Stephen Dorff and Michelle Monaghan as the central Bonnie and Clyde figures.
This is the first of three DVD releases from writer/director Hal Hartley. An important part of the American independent film movement, the auteur is famed for his use of eccentric characters and deadpan comedy. Amateur is Hartley’s fifth feature (out of twelve) in a career spanning from the 1980s to the present day.
One of the most pleasing and reassuring pieces of recent film news has been Warner Brothers' commitment to financing and distributing Paul Thomas Anderson's next project. The multiple Oscar nominee struggled for some time to gain backing for his enigmatic 2012 drama The Master, finally receiving funds from Californian heiress Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures. Now that one of the best contemporary US directors is seemingly back in the good books of the money men, however, focus has shifted to the what, the when and the whom.
Everything about this war-set detective thriller delights, confounds and disturbs; even its ludicrous title (perhaps some poeticism was lost in translation) somehow gels with the melodrama.
Alexander Payne is back in familiar territory with his latest film, Nebraska. Not only is Payne a Nebraska native but this is the third film in an unofficial road trip trilogy, following About Schmidt (2002) and Sideways (2004).
There’s a hint of David Cronnenberg to this creepy thriller in which Viggo Mortensen plays the twins Augustine and Pedro, Argentinians raised on the Tigre Delta whose lives take radically different paths before becoming tragically intertwined. This is fitting, as Mortensen’s collaborations with Cronenberg in the director’s last three films have seen him play a small town family man, a Russian gangster and Sigmund Freud and have shown what a versatile actor he is.
Inspired by Channing Tatum's real life experiences as a stripper, Magic Mike went on to gross over $167M worldwide last year from a measly $7M budget, so a sequel was always inevitable. So as Steven Soderbergh contemplates his retirement from movie making he opened up about a follow-up to one of his biggest hits.