What do legendary directors John Huston and Sam Peckinpah, Poseidon Adventure actress Shelley Winters, Lance Henriksen, a “cosmic Christ figure,” a demonic eight year old girl, and the fate of the universe have in common? They all feature in the obscure 1979 sci-fi-horror film The Visitor, which Drafthouse Films has announced it will rerelease in remastered form this Halloween weekend (a VOD/digital and home entertainment release will follow in January of next year.)
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Romance is difficult. Capturing the uniqueness of your generation’s experiences in a movie is even harder, especially given all the easy clichés of modern romantic comedies.
Actor Justin Long has become, intentionally or not, somewhat of an expert in the genre with roles in Going the Distance and He’s Just Not That Into You. For his latest film, A Case of You, he decided to take the pains of a recent breakup and write one of his own, alongside his brother Christian and friend Kier O’Donnell (who plays his roommate Eliot in the film). The movie, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, follows a lonely writer (Long) who falls for a beautiful barista (Evan Rachel Wood). Instead of just asking her out and getting to know her, he memorizes her Facebook likes and tries to become her perfect match. If it sounds like we’re already venturing into cliché territory, that’s the point. The gimmick that a lesser, lazier movie might have relied on to fill 90 minutes of screen time is merely A Case of You‘s first act and functions to set up what happens after she says yes.
EW spoke to Long about A Case of You, which hits theaters Nov. 6, why there’s no actual Joni Mitchell music in the movie, the cringe-worthy trappings of many romantic comedy titles and posters, and subverting the idea of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
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Diana lived her life in front of the cameras.
The late Princess of Wales was easily one of the most visible figures of the 20th century, so it seems fitting that the first poster for Diana, starring Naomi Watts, accentuates the dichotomy of her strange public/private life in one image. The shot of Diana in the Tiffany blue swimsuit sitting at the edge of that diving board on the yacht is immediately identifiable as her. But, it was also a paparazzi photo. Somehow a moment of repose captured by an uninvited photographer became one of the most iconic images of her short life.
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Four years after the war in Chicago, the Transformers may be facing extinction.
At least that’s the main takeaway from the perfectly hyperbolic new title for Michael Bay’s fourth franchise installment — Transformers: Age of Extinction. Paramount revealed the title and a brand new, sand-covered poster, Tuesday, for the Mark Walhberg-starrer that’s scheduled to hit theaters on June 27, 2014.
'The Punk Singer' director on capturing the essence of Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna -- POSTER PREMIERE
Riot Grrrl founder Kathleen Hanna never intended to be the subject of a feature-length film. She just wanted a concert documentary.
But Sini Anderson, Hanna’s close friend and the eventual director of The Punk Singer, pushed for more. “I thought it was a really good time for people to know not just about Le Tigre, but about her story,” Anderson told EW of the lead singer of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. “I think that was a terrifying idea for Kathleen.” She eventually came on board and what resulted is an intimate portrait of Hanna at the center of the movement told through 20 years of archival footage and interviews with Hanna and those who are and were closest to her, including Joan Jett and The Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz, to whom Hanna has been married since 2006.
It might be odd to say that Disneyland is having a Hollywood moment since the Walt Disney Company is omnipresent in every corner of the industry landscape, but the iconic amusement park is getting a series of close-ups in a trio of upcoming films. In Saving Mr. Banks, due Dec. 20, Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney himself as he tries to charm Mary Poppins‘ author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) with a private tour of the park. Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland is still shrouded in mystery, and the only clues so far are found in a box purportedly buried in the Disney archives. READ FULL STORY
Ti West is part of a cult of sorts. The director of chilling horror movies like The Innkeepers and The House of the Devil frequently collaborates with a close-knit bunch of similar-minded artists, including Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, and AJ Bowen, most recently in You’re Next. In The Sacrament, which debuts at next week’s Venice Film Festival before having its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, West and his “mumblegore” crew take the harrowing journey into a Jonestown-style cult. Three magazine journalists (Swanberg, Bowen, and Kentucker Audley) visit a relative (Seimetz) at a religious commune, where the mysterious Father (Gene Jones) is the unchallenged leader. Like all infamous cult tales, it doesn’t end well.
“Jonestown is something that I’ve always been really fascinated by, because I don’t think a lot of people understand it,” says West, who wrote, directed, edited, and produced the movie. “The people who killed themselves were not mindless cult people in robes acting like brainwashed monsters. I wanted to depict a cult that wasn’t full of psychos. They are people that you’re like, ‘Well, I don’t want to live there, but I understand why they do. And let them do whatever they want.’ Of course, things go wrong, but I think that that understanding of the mentality is very important and I think it’s overlooked in most movies, especially horror movies, because everyone wants to get to the crazy sh-t.”
Still, expect plenty of crazy sh-t. The movie is also produced by Eli Roth, the madman behind Cabin Fever and Hostel. But West says Roth was the perfect collaborator and benefactor. “He wasn’t trying to make an Eli Roth movie through me,” he says. “He let me do my thing and he was very protective of, ‘This is Ti’s movie and let it be like that.’ It’s a very confrontational movie and it’s very horrific and it’s very dark. It’s different from what people might expect from me and something different from what people expect from Eli as well.”
If you thought Benedict Cumberbatch looked menacing in Star Trek Into Darkness, you haven’t seen him with false teeth and a white wig.
For The Fifth Estate, Cumberbatch inhabits the role of Julian Assange, the man at the heart of the Wikileaks phenomenon. The film, which is directed by Bill Condon, also stars Daniel Bruhl as Assange’s partner, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who will later split from the operation. And if the film’s newest poster tells us anything, it’s that the duo that specialized in exposing secrets had a few secrets of their own.
The Fifth Estate hits theaters on October 18.
We’ve all seen the stereotypical life-of-the-party best friend at a wedding (or in a wedding movie) who drinks too much, unleashes his awkward dance moves, unbuttons a few too many buttons, and makes moves on all the ladies. Best Man Down is about that guy — until it isn’t.
As the title implies, things eventually head south for that boisterous best man, Lumpy (Tyler Labine), when he’s found dead following the wedding of his best friend Scott (Justin Long). EW.com is exclusively premiering the poster for the fall film, and director Ted Koland got on the phone to talk us through the visual, which plants the movie firmly in dramedy territory.
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