Author Archives: Jeff Sneider
Aronofsky’s latest directorial effort is a horror movie about some “new people and new ideas.” But enough from us. As the trailer says, “seeing is believing.” And it’s not kidding around!
IndieWire called this film “an unnerving cross between Stand By Me and Donnie Darko,” so really, say no more. We’re already there, especially since we trust The Orchard’s taste when it comes to edgy indie films.
Oscar winner Anjelica Huston narrates the film, which is said to be inspired by European erotic dramas from the ’70s as it explores the delirious extremes some of us go to for love.
The legendary game was played to determine whether His Airness or the Lakers champ was the greatest basketball player of all time, and while the tape is real, the rest of Chase Pletts’ script is a work of fiction.
With the debut of Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later on Netflix this week, one can look back at the cast of the series so far and how many of them have gone on to become successful directors.
The guys also discuss YouTube Red’s ill-advised Karate Kid sequel and the return of Miami Vice thanks to Vin Diesel.
“It’s like watching a movie about the making of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and realizing that Pee-Wee built his private world in order to work through some pretty severe trauma. It makes the world that he’s built even more poignant, because you see why it’s important to him,” writes Drew McWeeny.
Created by Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3, Black follows a Brooklyn teen who survives a police shooting and discovers he’s far more powerful than he realized.
The Hammond brothers have made mistakes, but unlike Relativity, those mistakes are only coming back to haunt them, rather than outside investors, since they built Broad Green with their own money and will keep it going as long as their blockbuster bank accounts can sustain the strain.
Bodied follows a graduate student who is writing his thesis on battle-rap culture and gradually becomes embroiled in that world. The script explores race relations, as evidenced by this potentially NSFW trailer.
Paradigm enjoyed a strong month of signings highlighted by Cesar Millan, the “Dog Whisperer” and TV personality who’s an appealing family-friendly brand with more than a million Twitter followers. The agency also signed Miranda Richardson, who could be an Oscar contender this year.
The 21-year-old actress was just cast in the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, and she said she looks to Ellen Page and Shailene Woodley for inspiration.
Written by newcomer Josh Hallman, the script follows an uptight father who discovers his reckless daughter is a secret agent. The two find themselves forced to work together as they try to save the world — and their turbulent relationship.
TheWrap’s ace scooper Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzalez joins Simon Thompson and I to talk about the Marvel and DC panels, as well the Ready Player One trailer and the Spawn news.
Other titles that stand out include Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete starring young Charlie Plummer; Paul Schrader’s First Reformed starring Ethan Hawke, and S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99 starring Vince Vaughn.
Charlize Theron’s action movie has been building good buzz since SXSW, but it won’t open nearly as well as Angelina Jolie’s Salt or Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy.
Jack Lowden plays the famous musician, and he’s joined by Jessica Brown Findlay and Jodie Comer in the Mark Gill-directed drama.
There’s a lot of juicy material to mine here, but the risk lies in making something like The Walk, a very good movie that still paled in comparison to the documentary (Man on Wire) that came before it.