Lionsgate Ordell (Mos Def) and Louis (John Hawkes) have planned the perfect kidnapping. Their target is Mickey (Jennifer Aniston), wife to a sketchy businessman named Frank (Tim Robbins) who’s hiding a fortune in a secret bank account. The plan is simple. Kidnap Mickey, tell Frank to pay the ransom if he ever wants to see his wife again and then retire in style. But they never considered the possibility that Frank might not want his wife back. Chronology is a funny thing.
2015 may be over-saturated with costly tentpoles, but we have release date news of at least two films that appear to be aiming at an older crowd: we suspect each will be worlds apart in tone once all is said and done, First up, THR reports that John Hillcoat’s followup to “Lawless” will hit theaters next year on September 11th. Titled “Triple Nine,” the Matt Cook-scripted heist thriller will follow “a crew of dirty cops that [are] blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist.
Normally, Ridley Scott tapping Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton for the leads of his next movie would be cause for excitement. But in the case of Exodus: Gods and Kings, Scott’s choices have raised some eyebrows. You see, Exodus is a film set in ancient Egypt, about ancient Egyptians, specifically Moses and Ramses. More than a few people have pointed out the oddness of casting Caucasian people to play Africans — especially since the few black actors he did cast appear to be playing lower-class and criminal elements.
- FirstShowing.net: Ridley Scott Addresses Whitewashed Cast of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'
- Digital Spy: Ridley Scott addresses Exodus casting controversy: 'It's representative'
- AintItCool: A Few Promo Images From EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Bring Ridleyish Spectacle!!
- Dark Horizons: Ridley Scott On "Exodus" Casting, New Pics
- Empire Magazine: New Images From Exodus: Gods & Kings
- HitFix: Ridley Scott: ‘Blade Runner 2’ and 'Prometheus 2' scripts are both ready
Jon Stewart fans, here's the bottom line: Stewart's debut as a movie director, “Rosewater,” has little in common with his Emmy-winning day job as host of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.” That's good in some ways, and not so good in others. “Rosewater,” which is expected to premiere at the Telluride Film Festival this week before screening at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, is a solid, quietly involving work about political turmoil in the Middle East, and the toll it takes on a free press.
- SlashFilm: ‘Rosewater’ Trailer: Jon Stewart Directs a True Story of Insane Interrogation
- Thompson on Hollywood: Jon Stewart's Debut 'Rosewater' Tells a Captivating True Story, But Is It Great Filmmaking?
- Hollywood Reporter: Jon Stewart on Directorial Debut 'Rosewater,' His 'Daily Show' Future and Those Israel-Gaza Comments
- IndieWire: Review: Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' Is a Heartfelt Celebration of Activism
- Deadline: Jon Stewart Explains ESPN’s Michael Sam In The Shower Report: Video
- FirstShowing.net: First Poster Unveiled for Jon Stewart's Directing Debut 'Rosewater'
- The Playlist: Watch: First Trailer For Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal
- Variety: Film Review: ‘Rosewater’
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Rosewater': Film Review
- Variety: Telluride Film Festival Unveils Eclectic Lineup Including ‘Imitation Game,’ ‘Rosewater,’ ‘Wild’
- The Playlist: World Premieres Of 'The Imitation Game,' 'Wild' & 'Rosewater' Lead 2014 Telluride Film Festival Line-Up
One of the most anticipated movies of the year for a lot of people has to be Alejandro Iñárritu’s BIRDMAN. The first reviews for the movie have come out of the Venice Film Festival and they're absolutely glowing about almost every aspect of this film. It’s getting very high marks for the cast especially Michael Keaton, the screenwriting (also... Read More...
- Digital Spy: Emma Stone and Michael Keaton open Venice Film Festival with Birdman
- HitFix: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, and Emma Stone hit Venice for 'Birdman' premiere
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Birdman' Opens 71st Venice Film Festival in Splendor
- USA Today: Inarritu's 'birdman' opens 71st Venice film festival
- IndieWire: Telluride Announces 2014 Lineup: Reese Witherspoon in 'Wild,' 'Birdman' and Ramin Bahrani's '99 Homes' Among Highlights
- Shockya: BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Movie Review
- FilmoFilia: BIRDMAN Photocall & Press Conference – Emma Stone – Venice Film Festival 2014
- FilmoFilia: BIRDMAN Premiere at Venice Film Festival 2014 – Emma Stone
- FilmoFilia: BIRDMAN Premiere at Venice Film Festival 2014 – Sarah Gadon
- FilmoFilia: BIRDMAN Premiere at Venice Film Festival 2014 – Moran Atias
- FilmoFilia: BIRDMAN Premiere at Venice Film Festival 2014 – Luisa Ranieri
- HitFix: 'Birdman,' 'Wild,' 'Imitation Game' and an 'Apocalypse Now' treat set for 41st Telluride
- The Wrap: ‘Rosewater,’ ‘Birdman’ and ‘Wild’ Headed to Telluride Film Festival
Stalk like an EgyptianThere are many scary legends about the curses that may befell adventurers who dare disturb the slumber of the Egyptian Pharaohs by poking around in their tombs. But that doesn’t seem to deflect those who think they’re doing archaeology or history a favour by cracking open pyramids and exploring within. And that is exactly where the team in The Pyramid gets into trouble in the first trailer for the horror thriller.Denis O’Hare is Holden, the leader of a team daring to delve deep within a new, three-sided pyramid discovered beneath the Egyptian desert.
- Mania: The Pyramid Trailer
- Deadline: Hot Trailer: ‘The Pyramid’
- Horror Society: Unearth The First Trailer For ‘The Pyramid’!
- FirstShowing.net: More Found Footage Horror in Fox's First Trailer for 'The Pyramid'
- SlashFilm: ‘The Pyramid’ Trailer: Basically ‘Alien’ Meets ‘The Mummy’
The new international trailer and poster for director Alexandre Aja's Horns have arrived and can be viewed below.
- The Playlist: Watch: Daniel Radcliffe Is Accused Of Murder In New Trailer For Horror 'Horns'
- MovieWeb: 'Horns' International Trailer Starring Daniel Radcliffe
- AintItCool: Harry Potter Gets Horny!! No, Really!! See, He Has HORNS!!
- Shock Till You Drop: The UK Trailer and One-Sheet for Alex Aja’s Horns
- Comic Book Movie: New Trailer & Poster For HORNS