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The guys also talk about Chris Pratt’s Cowboy Ninja Viking and the Tom Holland-Daisy Ridley movie Chaos Walking, as well the new trailers for Darren Aronofsky’s mother! and the Robert Redford-Jane Fonda film Our Souls at Night.
They just don’t make movies like they used to. Seriously. 1992 isn’t generally regarded as a landmark year for cinema but you’d be wrong to dismiss it. The films are still very much part of the culture, starting with Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut and A Few Good Men.
Five years after the popular HBO show gained the British television creator a new American fanbase, his third feature film will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September before opening in the United Kingdom on October 20.
“The first Annabelle was a cheap knock-off of The Conjuring, built around fake tension and lame, slow-burn non-scares. This time, there’s plenty of payoff, and once the film hits its third act, it’s fairly relentless in terms of pace and tone,” writes Drew McWeeny.
Patrick Stewart and John Malkovich fight for Glenn Close’s affection in the The Wild Wedding trailer.
New Line and Warner Bros. have created a successful franchise around James Wan’s The Conjuring, but can a prequel to a spinoff that’s already a prequel find an audience in a summer where many franchises have failed?
The filmmaker best known for comedies like Horrible Bosses, Four Christmases, and the recent Baywatch will tackle more serious fare with the 1999 Texas drug scandal documented in the 2005 book Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town.
“This is a small film, but it’s a strong film, and it finally showcases this writer in a way that makes clear what his strengths can be,” writes Drew McWeeny.
It’s one thing to take an existing company and examine its ups and downs based on a concrete history. It’s a whole other kettle of fish to utilize the same set of standards and apply them to a pair of companies that have no real track record at all, but which have declared themselves as major players in the arena moving forward.
Bruce Dern, Matthias Schoenaerts, Judy Greer and Iain Armitage co-star in the film, which Ritesh Batra directed from a script by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who adapted Kent Haruf’s 2015 novel.
“The film puts a lot of pressure on Robert Pattinson to deliver as its unlikeable lead. And while his New York accent is something to admire because it makes you forget he was once Edward in Twilight, his performance isn’t very impressive beyond that,” writes Edward Douglas.
The Spanish actor plays a rockstar on vacation in Chile with his supermodel wife (Olga Kurylenko), who gets kidnapped, forcing him to take action. The Saban Films action-comedy will be released on September 8.
Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton reunites with Brie Larson for Lionsgate’s family drama, which was better than expected, even if the tone is erratic at times.
Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay star in Stephen Chbosky’s adaptation of August Pullman’s New York Time bestseller, the new trailer continues the heartwarming themes introduced in the first trailer.
The popular annual genre fest will feature two Stephen King adaptations, including the World Premiere of Zak Hilditch’s 1922, and movies from international filmmakers from Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Egypt, Australia and more.
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.