This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from writer/director Peter Vack and his feature comedy Assholes, a story about two former addicts who meet at their psychoanalyst’s office, fall in love, and relapse big time turning into the biggest assholes
The Mo Brothers, Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto, are back to give us another over-the-top, bloody Indonesian actioner, Headshot, which taps more directly into the success of friend and collaborator Gareth Evans’ The Raid series. But does this violent martial arts shoot-‘em-up stand on its own or does it lurk in the shadow of the best action films ever made? Unfortunately, it’s mostly the latter, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the hell out of it.
The title of writer/director Onur Tukel’s latest is fairly straightforward, perhaps a bit of an understatement as a descriptor, but straightforward nonetheless. Catfight has catfights; more than one, actually. Although, the catfights contained within Catfight are not your stereotypical, garden variety physical altercations between females that would warrant that label. There is no hair-pulling or face-scratching. There is nothing but an abundance of pure, unfettered brutality inflicted upon the faces of the film’s co-leads.
James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day is returning to theaters for a limited time this summer and will be shown in 3-D. The director, and 3-D proponent, oversaw the conversion of his 1991 sci-fi/action classic.
Entertainment One has released a trailer for Hampstead, a romantic dramedy about an American widow (Diane Keaton) living in London who befriends a hermit (Brendan Gleeson). Together, they battle the developers trying to force the man off his land.
A few days ago, 20th Century Fox released the anticipated trailer for Alien: Covenant, and now a red band version has been unveiled. The big shot that’s not in the green band version appears to show an Engineer that’s been skinned.
Focus World has released a new clip from Raw, and, like every other piece of marketing for the film, it’s beautifully unnerving. Justine (Garance Marillier) goes through several changes after eating raw meat for the first time, including, apparently, the nasty, itchy
Paramount’s Bumblebee, the first spin-off of its Transformers franchise, has found a director. Per Deadline, Travis Knight will helm the film. Knight’s Kubo and the Two Strings was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Animated Feature and Achievement in
The majority of the lineup for the 16th Tribeca Film Festival has been announced, with the festival releasing 82 of 98 features. Categories include Competition, Spotlight, Viewpoints and Midnight sections. More special screenings will be announced next week.
Open Road Films has released a trailer for The Promise, a drama set during the Armenian genocide. Directed and co-written by Terry George (Hotel Rwanda), the film stars Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, and Charlotte Le Bon. Their characters are caught in a
Warner Bros. has released an f-bomb-rich red band trailer for CHiPs, the big screen adaptation of the ’70s TV show. Dax Shepard wrote, directed, and stars in the film alongside Michael Peña. They play partners for the California Highway Patrol who are