January 23, 2013
When it comes to modern thrillers, the tone, pacing and production values of the film are as important as the characters and story. At least for me. The second feature from up-and-coming director Zal Batmanglij, of Sound of My Voice from 2011, premiered at Sundance this year. Titled The East, it's an eco-terrorist thriller about a rogue collective that plans and orchestrates attacks against the corporations destroying the environment of this beautiful world. I wasn't particular a big fan of Sound of my Voice, but was surprised and thoroughly rocked to the core by The East, a vast improvement for Zal and outstanding film of its own.
February 17, 2012
More excellent casting news for a highly anticipated sci-fi movie coming up. Deadline reports that actor Nonso Anozie is the latest to join the cast of Gavin Hood's Ender's Game, the sci-fi adaptation based on Orson Scott Card's novel, which already has young Asa Butterfield set to star as Ender. Anozie is a British actor who's appeared in everything from Atonement to Happy-Go-Lucky to RocknRolla, as well as Brighton Rock and last year's Conan the Barbarian remake, but most may now recognize him as "Burke" from Joe Carnahan's outstanding The Grey. Read on to find out what role he'll be playing in the Ender's Game movie.
December 24, 2011
Continuing our annual tradition of posting Thanksgiving and Christmas Movie Guides every holiday season, our resident San Fran contributor, Marco Cerritos, has again put together a movie guide for Christmas 2011, providing a recap and rundown of what's playing and what's truly worth seeing. Marco has seen almost everything out there, and while you may not always agree with him, he provides the best reviews he can to make it a bit easier for everyone to choose. There are some great films currently playing in theaters (average grade is a B+), so if you're still a bit unsure of what to watch this Holiday, then look no further!
December 22, 2011
"Nobody is going to find us, not here." Oh you've got see these new spots! Open Road Films has recently unveiled a couple of new TV spots for Joe Carnahan's The Grey, the new survival thriller starring Liam Neeson about a group of oil workers whose plane crashes in the freezing Alaskan wilderness (watch the full trailer). I had the chance to see this movie recently and it's absolutely incredible, a phenomenal film from start to finish, intense and thrilling and yet made with a subtle beauty that most survival thrillers don't have. I can't suggest it enough! The second spot comes from AICN and includes some of their quotes as well.
December 2, 2011
"Don't move. Stare right back at them." A sizzle reel for the literally chilling thriller The Grey showed up last month before the studio ended up taking down the footage for the rare promising January release, but now we have a new trailer for the film from The A-Team director Joe Carnahan, and this just keeps looking better and better. The last film that really pitted man vs. nature in a setting like this (that I can recall at least) is The Edge, but this raises the stakes with more people and a pack of ravenous wolves amongst several obstacles that Liam Neeson and his crew will face in the frigid wilderness. Watch below!
November 30, 2011
A Game of Shadows. There's no tagline? Maybe the subtitle speaks for itself. Warner Bros has debuted via Yahoo the final poster for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, his follow-up to the last Sherlock Holmes stylish revamped adventure. Robert Downey Jr. stars as Holmes, with Jude Law as Dr. Watson, both seen posing on this particular poster in an alleyway. Unlike the last few posters that have been facial close-ups, this one has them both standing ominously distant from the center of the poster, which I actually like. There is an air of mystery to this, especially with Moriarty's shadow, I quite like it. See below!
November 19, 2011
"Fill me with only what I need to fight." Wow, this looks much better than I was expecting! A brand new full-length trailer for Joe Carnahan's The Grey, starring Liam Neeson as one survivor of a plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness, has hit the web thanks to BoxofficeBuz. We featured the first teaser trailer back in September, but this is the full-on story trailer and whoa, does it look fantastic. There's a lot more depth to the characters, how Neeson is introduced to his fellow workers, the balance of insanity and his visions of his wife, the fear and intensity, it looks amazing, honestly, I am impressed. Now I truly cannot wait to see this!
November 7, 2011
It's all fun and games until Moriarty messes things up. Warner Bros has debuted a new featurette today over on Yahoo for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, his follow-up to the 2008 Sherlock Holmes adventure starring Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson. As funny as Downey Jr. can be, this actually looks incredibly action-packed and quite exciting, I must say. The video is narrated by RDJ, who introduces us to Noomi Rapace as Sim. And speaking of Moriarty, he says "it's probably the closest [Arthur] Conan Doyle 'Holmes vs. Moriarty' story that's been depicted yet." Sounds good. Enjoy!
November 2, 2011
In the months leading up to the holiday release of the sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, we've seen two fantastic trailers and a couple batches of posters featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law front and center with Jared Harris and Noomi Rapace tucked away in the background. Now each of the film's stars gets their own full characters poster and like all of the previous posters, each character is holding something with which they could easily maim or kill someone. Some people complain that there's just too much action, but I enjoyed the first film and look forward to the sequel. See the posters below!
October 19, 2011
"Your clock is ticking." This is starting to look good, very good. Warner Bros just unveiled the second official trailer on Apple for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the sequel to his 2009 reinvention of Holmes. Starring Robert Downey Jr. once again as Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. Watson, he undertakes "the single most important case of my career" as they take on the legendary Moriarty. I have to say, this looks massive as hell, with huge castles, trains and more, and I just can't wait to see it. The cast includes Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry, Kelly Reilly, Rachel McAdams and Jared Harris as Moriarty. Enjoy!
October 12, 2011
We haven't seen or heard much more about Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows since the first trailer and poster set debuted back in July. Warner Bros has plenty of time to continue building up buzz before its December opening, and to kick start the marketing again, they've unveiled two character banners/posters via Yahoo. Once again we get a look at Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, face-to-face. Though it should've been Holmes opposite of Moriarty, played by Jared Harris, and Watson opposite Sim, played by Noomi Rapace. Expect to see more from Game of Shadows soon! Excited?
September 21, 2011
After working together on the summer blockbuster adaptation of The A-Team, director Joe Carnahan and star Liam Neeson decided they wanted to work together on something a little darker and grounded. The result is The Grey, a story of man versus nature where a group of pipeline workers in find themselves hunted by a pack of rogue wolves after their plane crashes in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. There's some pretty breathtaking visuals to be seen from the real locations used for the film, not to mention some vicious-looking wolves. It's certainly a far-cry from The A-Team, and you can check out the trailer below!
July 12, 2011
"Oh how I've missed you Holmes." Hell yes, he's back! Warner Bros has debuted the first full-length trailer on Apple for Guy Ritchie's sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, once again starring Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. Watson. This looks awesome, it's so great to be back in this world! In addition to those two, we're introduced to Noomi Rapace as "Sim" and of course, Holmes' nemesis Professor Moriarty, played by Jared Harris. There are some awesome-looking action scenes in this, from the train to the forest. I'm pumped, this looks like it'll be a fantastic follow-up to this first movie!
July 10, 2011
Holmes and Watson are back! Yahoo has just debuted the first two official posters/banners for Warner Bros' upcoming sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, once again directed by Guy Ritchie and again starring Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson. We already got to see a first look photo for this late last year, but with the first official trailer coming with Harry Potter later this week, it's time to start up the marketing for their December release. The two banners contain close-ups of Holmes and Watson, as well as glimpses of Jared Harris as Moriarty and Noomi Rapace as "Sim" in the background.