Set in a lawless Australian outback 10 years after a devastating economic collapse, The Rover stars Guy Pearce as an embittered Aussie who has lost his family and Robert Pattinson as an American too young to remember a time before everything went to Hell. The second feature from David Michôd — director of 2010’s acclaimed, Pearce-starring gangster-thriller Animal Kingdom — debuts in New York and Los Angeles on June 13 and goes nationwide the following week.
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Over the past couple of years, the Austin, Texas-based Mondo has gained a reputation for making some of the coolest movie-related posters around. Now the boutique merchandise arm of the Alamo Drafthouse cinema chain has announced the initial lineup of guests for its first ever MondoCon, which takes place September 20 and 21 at Austin’s Marchesa Hall & Theater.
Robin Wright has been back in the news recently, thanks to her acclaimed performance in the Netflix show House of Cards — and the buzz around her looks set to continue this summer. Why? Because in her new film The Congress, the actress essays the role of “Robin Wright,” a fictionalized version of herself who sells her digital likeness to a Hollywood studio — allowing her computerized image to appear in any film the company wants — so she can care for her ailing son.
The bigfoot legend gets a found footage twist in the new horror movie Willow Creek. Directed by comedian-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait — who has described it as “The Blair-Squatch Project” — the movie stars Bryce Johnson (Pretty Little Liars) as a bigfoot believer who heads deep into California’s Six Rivers National Forest on a quest to record the mythical beast. He’s also accompanied by his reluctant girlfriend, played by Alexie Gilmore.
Documentaries serve a crucial role in our culture — not only because they can challenge the way we look at the world, but also because, occasionally, they might actually prod us off our collective asses to do something. An Inconvenient Truth, Bowling for Columbine, Paradise Lost: these films motivated some moviegoers to get involved in important issues in ways they never thought they would. Other documentaries aren’t trying to change the world necessarily, but still discover and dissect fascinating people and events in ways that fiction can’t or won’t. Offer me Michael Mann’s Ali and Leon Gast’s When We Were Kings, for example, and I’ll choose the real Ali every time. Ali, boom bye yae!
Docurama, a free on-demand streaming channel, debuts today, and it’s hoping to eventually become the home for serious documentary viewing. At launch, the site already features movies from award-winning filmmakers such as Alex Gibney, Fred Wiseman, and Joe Berlinger, and the service is promising to have more than 1,000 titles available by mid-summer. READ FULL STORY
'This Is Where I Leave You': FIRST LOOK at Tina Fey, Jason Bateman's emotional family funeral comedy
Remember that line from The Godfather: “Never tell anybody outside the family what you’re thinking”? In This Is Where I Leave You, it’s probably best not to tell the family, either. The bittersweet comedy about troubled siblings who reunite for their father’s funeral is like a group hug crossed with a battle royal.
“We need a new term for the tone. It’s not a dark comedy—because it’s not that dark. But it’s an emotional comedy,” says Tina Fey, who plays the pushy sister to three equally neurotic and combative brothers: Corey Stoll, Jason Bateman, and Adam Driver. Jane Fonda costars as their prying psychologist mother, who will either unite her estranged family or destroy it trying. READ FULL STORY
In the black comedy Cheap Thrills, a rich couple played by David Koechner and Sara Paxton challenge a far more down-at-heel pair of acquaintances (Ethan Embry and Pat Healy) to perform ever more outlandish tasks for increasing sums of money. Directed by horror movie scripter-turned-first-time filmmaker E.L. Katz, the result was released earlier this year and is one of the more confident debuts this writer has seen in quite some time.
Thanks to the excellent documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune, director Alejandro Jodorowsky has become well known over the past year for a film he did not make (that would be his abortive attempt to adapt Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune). Now it’s time to turn our attention to a movie he has actually succeeded in bringing to the screen.
Megan Hilty may currently portray the China Doll Princess, but this isn’t her first time ruling Oz.
After playing Glinda in Broadway’s Wicked for years — and after stints on Smash and Sean Saves the World — Hilty returns to the wonderful world of Oz with her role in the animated The Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. Joining an all-star cast, including Lea Michele as Dorothy, as well as Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, and Jim Belushi, this time around, Dorothy runs into new friends and foes, including one very bossy and demanding princess.
Hilty is no stranger to musicals (you can get a first listen to the Legends of Oz songs here), and when she sat down with EW last week, we asked her about the recent trend of musicals coming to television — no doubt Smash helped things along. “I just heard [about Grease]! That’s so exciting,” the onetime Ivy Lynn said, and confirmed she would love to be involved. “Not sure who exactly I would play, but I think it would just be so much fun.” Below, check out what Hilty had to say about onscreen beau Hugh Dancy and her favorite number from dearly departed Smash — as well as an exclusive clip from Legends of Oz. READ FULL STORY
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