The full lineup for the 18th annual Rooftop Films Summer Series has been announced, with highlights including Charlie McDowell‘s The One I Love (pictured above), Jim Mickle‘s Cold in July, and Gillian Robespierre‘s Obvious Child among many other great selections.
This year’s series will feature 45 outdoor screenings and will kick off May 16th at Industry City in Sunset Park, NYC. Hit the break to view the full lineup. Read More >>
Rarely has a film ever captured my childhood quite like Michael Tully‘s Ping Pong Summer. Taking place in Ocean City, MD, where I spent many days as youth, this is a film that isn’t just another ’80s spoof, but a movie that feels like it was actually made during that time period. It’s filled with corny dialogue, outlandish characters, and of course, some great montages.
A new trailer for the film has been released in anticipation of the film’s theatrical and VOD release on June 6th. Click here to check out an episode of our podcast where we review the film, and check back closer to the release for an interview with director Michael Tully. For now, hit the break and view the trailer. Read More >>
Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming Tommy Lee Jones directed film The Homesman, which stars Jones as a man about to meet his end who is rescued by Hilary Swank and in return agrees to help her escort three insane women across the plains. The film also features Grace Gummer, James Spader, Meryl Streep, Tim Blake Nelson, John Lithgow, William Fichtner, Halee Steinfeld, Miranda Otto and Jesse Plemons.
The Homesman is in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it will be making its world premiere. There’s no U.S. release date as of yet, but I would imagine it’ll come out just in time for awards season. Hit the break to check out the trailer. Read More >>
Above, you’ll see a creepy first image from Lionsgate’s upcoming horror flick Jessabelle, directed by Kevin Greutert and produced by horror maestro Jason Blum. Judging from the synopsis it appears to be another typical supernatural horror film, but the interesting thing is that this is written by Reno 911!‘s Robert Ben Garant.
We’ll have a better idea of how this is going to look later this week when the first trailer is released, Jessabelle stars Sarah Snook and Mark Webber, and opens in theaters August 29th.
This week, Adam and Kevin talk about some of what they’ve been watching before jumping into two reviews- the Swedish drama Broken Hill Blues and Zack Parker‘s disturbing thriller Proxy.
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00:01:15 – What we’ve been watching
00:50:02 – Broken Hill Blues review
01:01:28 – Proxy review
01:16:13 – Movie predictions, DVD and Blu-Ray releases
This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick is the short film Dog Bowl, from director Gordy Hoffman. Although I don’t know too much about this film, it looks completely absurd in the best kind of way so I’m completely on board. I do know the story revolves around a young woman “who steals a vest off a service dog, only to find herself facing the secret of her very existence.” Sign me up.
This Kickstarter project is for post production fees, and is looking to raise $20,000 with 29 days remaining. Click here to show your support by making a donation and hit the jump to read more about the film. Read More >>
The first trailer has been released for Clint Eastwood‘s upcoming Jersey Boys, which is adapted from the hit Broadway show about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. While I’m skeptical about any musical, this seems like it could be one I like, considering it was nominated for 8 Tony Awards and features music that I quite like. The film stars John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Joey Russo (playing a young Joe Pesci), and Christopher Walken.
Jersey Boys opens in theaters June 20th, hit the jump to check out the trailer and synopsis. Read More >>
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 >>