At last a trailer that gives us the rush the title promises.
In the end, the most significant effect of the push for 3D could be the way it inspires directors to exploit the new spacial opportunities. They’re motivated to devise reasons to open up compositions that look fantastic in 2D too.
OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.
Looks utterly faithful to Park Chan-wook’s 2003 original — right down to the camera angles. Not that there’s anything wrong with that as homage. But I like when new adaptations can deliver an additional twist to twist endings we already know to expect, so I’m holding out hope Spike Lee is able to give us a few extra yanks and zigzags like that.
(Via TheGrio) Jennifer Hudson stars in the musical Black Nativity, featuring a cast which includes actors and musicians like Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige and rapper Nas in supporting roles.
After facing a few hardships, she sends Langston to spend the Christmas holidays with his grandparents in New York City whom he has never met (played by Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett).
The film, which is a contemporary adaption of Langston Hughes’ 1961 play, follows Langston on his inspirational journey to discovering the power of faith and family.
Black Nativity is scheduled to hit theaters on November 27.
“Based on the French thriller Love Crime, Brian DePalma’s Passion tells the enthralling story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business.”
Directed by David Soren. In theaters: July 19th.
From the makers of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, Turbo is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an underdog snail who kicks into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed. But after making fast friends with a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes, Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own. So he puts his heart and shell on the line to help his pals achieve their dreams, before Turbo-charging his own impossible dream: winning the Indy 500.
With Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson
Audrey Tautou takes on the role that won Emmanuelle Riva the Best Actress prize at the Venice Film Festival in Georges Franju’s 1962 adaptation.
1920s France. An unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures and her boring suburban setting. (Need more details? After the cut.)
Pitt, Fassbender, Cruz…
Is it wrong for me to think Robin Wright has the most interesting role in House of Cards, not Kevin Spacey? Wrong for me to feel Naomi Watts is more compelling in Eastern Promises than Viggo Mortensen? These two women don’t need to slather on the accents to rivet my attention.
The Greek general Themistocles battles an invading army of Persians under the mortal-turned-god, Xerxes.
Set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.
Thanks to Paddy M at ScreenOnScreen for tipping us to a fantastic series of character posters, as well.