A new trailer has been released for Atom Egoyan‘s The Captive, which is set to have its premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film stars Ryan Reynolds and Mireille Enos as a couple whose daughter is kidnapped, only to find the kidnapper has been spying on them for some time.
Egoyan has just had his last film, Devil’s Knot, released here in the U.S., but there’s no release date for The Captive as of yet. Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Durand and Bruce Greenwood also star, hit the jump for the trailer. Read More >>
When reading the premise behind Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math’s documentary The Final Member, one doesn’t imagine they would be witnessing such a beautiful and touching film. It’s about a guy who owns a penis museum in Iceland and is trying to obtain a human specimen for his collection. Yes, it sounds weird, and it is, but the film’s subject, Sigurður Hjartarson, is such a compassionate and lovable guy, that it’s hard not to simply accept that collecting penises is just an everyday thing.
For over 40 years, “Siggy” has been collecting the penises from all creatures great and small to put on display at his phallic museum 30 miles outside the Arctic Circle. He’s collected everything from tiny hamster penises to giant sperm whale penises, but there’s always been one specimen that’s eluded him for years, and that wait may be over. Read More >>
In celebration of its premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, A24 released a new full-length trailer for David Michod‘s The Rover. This thriller stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, and revolves around two men hunting down a gang in the desolate Outback, and is Michod’s followup to the very awesome Animal Kingdom.
The Rover will be premiering at Cannes, which begins May 14th and runs through the 23rd. Hit the break to check out the trailer and synopsis. Read More >>
The full lineup for this year’s Cannes Film Festival has been announced, with new films premiering from David Cronenberg (Maps to the Stars), Jean-luc Godard (Goodbye to Language), Xavier Dolan (Mommy), and many more.
The 67th edition of the festival will feature 18 competition titles among 49 features. It will be running from May 14 – 25th, hit the jump to view the full list of this year’s entries. Read More >>
This week, in honor of Heaven is for Real hitting theaters, we make Ryan watch Fireproof.
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Ryan’s Score: 3/10
Ryan’s Synopsis: “He’s starting a fire out there. But it’s not a real fire, it’s a fire of love.”
Release Date: TBD
Director: Mark Thimijan
MPAA Rating: NR
Film Pulse Score: 6/10
Heavily influenced by Jean-Luc Godard’s Vivre Sa Vie, Mark Thimijan’s She Lives Her Life proves to be an interesting and visually pleasing take on the 1962 classic French New Wave film. More of a re-imagining than a straight up remake, the film captures much of the essence of the original, but deviates in plot and sets out to create its own unique story.
The film explores the day-to-day life of Betsy, played by Karis Yanike, in twelve vignettes. Where Godard’s film explores the life of a woman descending into a life of prostitution, Thimijan’s lead works as a landlord and pawnshop owner. As the title suggests, the movie simply follows Betsy around living her life, which sounds pretty dry, and it is, but the strong visuals make up for that in spades. Read More >>
A new teaser trailer for Eli Roth‘s upcoming cannibal flick The Green Inferno has hit online, which pay homage to such classics as Cannibal Holocaust, but hopefully involves much less real animal killing.
The Green Inferno is set to hit theaters September 15th, hit the break to check out the teaser and synopsis. Read More >>
The first trailer has been released for the upcoming thriller Cold in July, which stars Michael C. Hall as a man who kills an intruder in his home, only to be hunted by the man’s father played by Sam Shepard. Based on a novel by Joe R. Lansdale, the film is directed by Jim Mickle, whose previous works include Stake Land and We Are What We Are.
IFC is releasing Cold in July in theaters May 23rd. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and synopsis. Read More >>
Release Date: May 16, 2014 (Limited)
Playing on VOD platforms April 17, 2014
Director: Greg Mclean
MPAA Rating: NR
Film Pulse Score: 5.5/10
Mick Taylor, everyone’s favorite Aussie serial killer is back in the gory follow-up to Greg Mclean’s 2005 horror hit Wolf Creek. While Wolf Creek 2 ramps up the action and violence to ridiculous levels, many of the scares from the original are replaced with a more satirical look at the genre, which certainly won’t work for some viewers. It’s a vicious film that is unapologetic in its graphic imagery, but it still manages to be a fun, if not slightly mediocre, ride.
The film begins with the sadistic killer Mick Taylor, played wonderfully by John Jarratt, being pulled over and hassled by a bunch of bored cops with a chip on their shoulder. Clearly they have no idea who they’re messing with. This overly violent sequence sets the tone for Wolf Creek 2, which instead of focusing on the poor hapless victims stays with Mick as his reign of terror sweeps through the Outback. This proves to be something of a double edged sword. Mick Taylor is by far the most interesting part of the series, but keeping the perspective on him all but removes any elements that could prove to be frightening. It’s similar to how Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses compared with The Devil’s Rejects. Read More >>
A new international trailer has been released for the upcoming Paul Haggis drama Third Person, which, like his previous film Crash, features an ensemble cast dealing with various interconnected issues. The trailer doesn’t do the film any favors and looks somewhat bland, but we’ll find out when this is released in select cities June 20th.
Third Person originally premiered at Tiff 2013 and stars Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, Casey Affleck, and Kim Basinger. Hit the break to check out the trailer and synopsis. Read More >>