Yorgos Lanthimos released The Lobster last year and kick started one of 2016’s most talk-about art house films. The Greek director is known for his incredibly strange, sometimes hilarious, but always psychologically disturbing movies. In his latest film, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer all that semblance of whimsy one might have found in The Lobster is gone as Lanthimos has gone decidedly darker…much darker.
Take a break from this summer’s blockbusters with a refreshing Gothic thriller from Sofia Coppola starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell. The Beguiled is sure to be a beautifully disturbing change of pace.
Wizards and Muggles alike have been waiting with baited dragon’s breath for more news on the upcoming wizarding adventure Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and this month their wishes were granted. Continue reading Rowling’s Bringing Magic Back With Fantastic Beasts And A Cursed Child
HBO just released its second teaser for True Detective season 2. It’s a quick, but incredibly moody and tense look at the show’s all new setting and characters, and we finally get to hear some spoken dialog. In True Detective Season 2 a bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California.
True Detective season two will premiere on June 21 on HBO, and now you can see the first footage from the new season.
Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly join previously announced leads Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in second season of the dark crime drama, which will be set around southern California in the 1970s.
Dead Man Down is a crime thriller starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper and Terrence Howard. The film marks the English-language debut of Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev, who previously directed Rapace in the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It’s due to be released on the 8th of March. And we have the trailer…
The plot is as follows: Victor (Colin Farrell) is an enforcer to a New York City boss, Alphonse Hoyt (Terrence Howard), who was responsible for the deaths of his wife and daughter, an act that Victor seeks revenge for. Victor turns detective when his boss is
under threat from an unknown killer. During this he is seduced by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a woman from across the street who saw Victor murder someone, who blackmails him into helping her with her own search for vengeance. I’m telling you this as the trailer doesn’t make it all that clear.
I don’t know what to make of this trailer. Sure, it’s got two good-looking actors as the leads (and they’re reasonably good at acting, which is always a plus) as well as action and romance, and it may turn out that the actual film is quite thrilling, but it looks so, well, drab. I think it’s aiming for arty. It just doesn’t quite hit it. It’s got something missing.
The most interesting thing about this trailer is that it features a cover of Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Kendra Morris. I’m not one hundred per cent sure who she is but she’s done a fantastic version of the classic Pink Floyd track. Even so it still seems at odds with the trailer. I’m guessing it was to go with the arty vibe.
What did surprise me though was to find out that it was produced by WWE studios. I didn’t even know they had a film production company! They seem to make mostly wrestling videos and films with wrestlers in acting roles. In Dead Man Down the wrestler in question is Wade Barrett, who has a bit part as Kilroy. He’s also from Preston in Lancashire.
So that’s Dead Man Down. A film I might see if it gets good reviews,but not solely on the strengths of this trailer.