Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse cinema chain, has announced plans to rerelease the infamously nuts, 1979 sci-fi/horror/action movie, The Visitor. The movie stars legendary film director John Huston (The Maltese Falcon) as — per the official synopsis — “an intergalactic warrior battling alongside a cosmic Christ figure against a demonic eight-year-old girl and her pet hawk, as the fate of the universe hangs in the balance.” (Now, that is something I might be tempted to pay $50 to see on the big screen, particularly as Huston’s costars include Shelley Winters, Lance Henriksen, Franco, Nero, and his fellow director, Sam Peckinpah.) A new, HD restoration of The Visitor will be released to cinemas later this year and will also be available on VOD.
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The filmography of Elijah Wood has some dark moments, be it his depiction of the killer Kevin in Sin City or his twisted relationship with the titular canine in the sitcom Wilfred, which returns to FX on Wednesday. But there isn’t much in the Lord of the Rings actor’s résumé that would prepare you for his new movie, Maniac. Directed by Franck Khalfoun (P2) and co-penned by French gore-teur Alexandre Aja (High Tension, Piranha 3D) this remake of the 1980 cult slasher flick stars Wood as a mannequin renovator and serial killer whose passions come together in extremely violent fashion.
Below, Wood talks about Maniac — which opens this Friday at New York’s IFC Center and will also be available on VOD — his love of genre movies, and the upcoming horror film he can’t wait to see.
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• Idris Elba (Prometheus) is in talks to join Sean Penn and Javier Bardem in the action flick The Gunman. Taken‘s Pierre Morel is set to direct the project about what happens when an international operative is betrayed by his organization. Elba’s being considered for the role of Dupont, vaguely described as a “mysterious operative.” The story is based on Jean-Patrick Manchette‘s novel The Prone Gunman. [THR]
What happens when a massage therapist suddenly can’t stand to touch her clients…or anyone?
That’s at least one of the questions explored in Touchy Feely, writer-director Lynn Shelton’s followup to Your Sister’s Sister and Humpday. The film follows Abby (Rosemarie DeWitt), the aforementioned masseuse, and Paul (Josh Pais), her dentist brother who suddenly discovers he can actually heal people with his touch. Argo’s Scoot McNairy co-stars as Abby’s boyfriend Jesse who, apparently, takes a liking to her niece (Ellen Page).
The film, which also stars Ron Livingson and Allison Janney, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival where it picked up a Grand Jury Prize nomination. Check out the trailer after the jump.
If you haven’t seen This Is the End, then stop reading now. Better yet, stop reading, go straight to the theater, watch it, and then come back.
Go ahead. We’ll wait.
It is no slur on the good name of funnyman Jeff Garlin (well, not too much of one, anyway) to suggest he isn’t the first person one would think of to make a sports movie. So, how did he come to both co-write and direct the forthcoming comedy Dealin’ With Idiots about the apparently very competitive world of youth league baseball?
“The inspiration was my son playing baseball,” the Curb Your Enthusiasm star and director of 2006′s I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With recently told EW. “I was like, I have to write a movie about this. So I did.”
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“We all like a mystery,” says a voice in the just-released trailer for Salinger, the first major documentary that attempts to illustrate Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger’s life after he retreated from the public eye in 1965.
Directed by Savages scribe Shane Salerno, Salinger promises revealing, never-before-seen photographs and interviews with people close to the late, reclusive author. It’s also sprinkled with celebrity interviews as well, including Martin Sheen, Danny DeVito, Edward Norton and John Cusack.
Over nine years in the making, The Weinstein Company released the first trailer for the documentary on Thursday. Its tense style paints a picture of Salinger’s cultural impact and speculates why, perhaps, that was too much of a burden for him. Check it out after the jump:
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For years now — especially since The Sopranos ushered in a new era of smart, complex, visually sumptuous television programming — Hollywood insiders and consumers alike have been saying that TV is a better avenue for gripping, intelligent entertainment than film. (EW actually declared this to be true way back in 1995, four years before David Chase’s mob series debuted.)
And yesterday, two majorly influential voices indicated that they may be joining the pro-TV chorus: George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.
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In Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi epic Pacific Rim, everything is big. The monsters. The soundstage. Even the Jaegers have to be operated by two people. But apparently, the epic feats of the cast and crew extended beyond the set, according to Robert Kazinsky, who plays Chuck Hansen in the film.
Open Road Films will release its Steve Jobs biopic Jobs on August 16.
Ashton Kutcher stars in the title role as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The film is directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote). Originally set for an April 19 release as a gesture towards the anniversary of Apple’s founding, in March Open Road Films pulled the film from that weekend hoping to find a better slot.
The August 16 weekend is already fairly full, with wide releases including Universal’s action sequel Kick-Ass 2, The Weinstein Company’s drama The Butler, and Relativity’s thriller Paranoia, not to mention limited releases like Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Austenland, and Prince Avalanche, which all played Sundance. That weekend is, however, somewhat comfortably outside the territory of the tentpole summer blockbuster hopefuls. Elysium, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Planes, and We’re the Milllers open the weekend prior.
Jobs premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film festival and co-stars Matthew Modine, Dermot Mulroney, and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak. In January, EW’s Owen Gleiberman wrote that Gad’s performance “strikes the most relatable note in the movie.”
Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs movie bumped
Sundance: Ashton Kutcher gets his angry geek on in ‘jOBS,’ a fascinating Steve Jobs biopic that leaves you wanting more. Plus, James Franco’s ‘Interior. Leather Bar.
Ashton Kutcher tweets mindbending image of himself with Steve Jobs — PHOTO
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