For her debut feature film, writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour decided to make a black-and-white, Iran-set, Farsi language vampire-western about a female, skateboarding neck-biter called A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. So, let’s get the most obvious question out of the way first: Why? According to Amirpour, she came up with the idea for the movie (which opens in L.A. and New York tomorrow) when she was making a short film and saw someone walking by with a chador, the open cloak worn by many Iranian women.
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We haven’t yet had the pleasure of seeing Why Don’t You Play In Hell?, the new movie from Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono whose theatrical release is currently expanding around the country. However, the project’s synopsis is certainly intriguing:
There’s a war going on, but that won’t stop the inexperienced but eager wannabe film crew The F— Bombers from following their dreams of making the ultimate action epic. Ten years ago, yakuza mid-boss Ikegami led an assault against rival don Muto. Now, on the eve of his revenge, all Muto wants to do is complete his masterpiece, a feature film with his daughter in the starring role, before his wife is released from prison. And The F— Bombers are standing by with the chance of a lifetime: to film a real, live yakuza battle to the death… on 35mm!
How did actor Nick Damici prepare to play a blind army vet in the new werewolf movie Late Phases? Painfully, it seems.
Once upon a time, in a land far, far, away Sir Kenneth Branagh directed a new, live-action version of Cinderella. Well, technically, he made it in London last year. But this fresh, Disney-backed take on the beloved tale—which is released on March 13 next year —does have what sounds like a fairytale cast, with Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother Lady Tremaine, Helena Bonham-Carter as the Fairy Godmother, Game of Thrones star Richard Madden as the Prince, Derek Jacobi as the King, Stellan Skarsgård as the King’s scheming adviser (is there really any other kind?), and Downton Abbey actress Lily James as Ella.
In Mockingjay, Boggs is introduced as President Coin’s right-hand man, but as readers know, he eventually becomes much more than that in terms of his support of Katniss. However, before Boggs even hints at his allegiances, he’s put in charge of protecting Katniss—and the rest of the video team—on a trip to visit a hospital in District 8.
In a new clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, viewers get a glimpse inside that trip as Boggs tells the team to take cover when another airstrike is ordered on District 8. Someone probably should have told him that Katniss isn’t great at taking orders.
In the second trailer for the big screen adaptation of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, fans get a much more in-depth look at both the mind and body of Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey. From the fact that he had a rough upbringing to the fact that he still likes “things” to be a little rough, the trailer dives into just what makes Christian so “good at people.”
Fans of the book will also recognize the hardware store where Ana works, the crucial contract that gives her an of idea of Christian’s, um, preferences, and of course, more goings on in the Red Room of Pain. And no, he doesn’t say, “Laters, baby” … yet.
In J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, Oscar Isaac plays Abel, a New York businessman struggling with life in the oh-so-gritty city that was New York in 1981. By Abel’s side is his wife, Anna (Jessica Chastain), whose family plays a role in some of Abel’s business endeavors.
And in a new clip from the film, which is already garnering Oscar buzz, Anna gives Lawrence, played by Chastain’s Interstellar costar David Oyelowo, a lesson in how to be respectful.
The Gale-Katniss-Peeta love triangle is complicated enough without the Capitol’s involvement, but that last bit is somewhat inescapable in Mockingjay. Not only has Peeta been captured by President Snow, but Snow then uses that opportunity to hit Katniss where it hurts.
In a new clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, which debuted on Good Morning America, the Capitol televises Peeta’s tear-filled plea for Katniss to stop the growing war and really look at the people she’s surrounded by. It’s clearly a message from the Capitol, a fact that doesn’t sit well with Gale. Despite the fact that Peeta is clearly malnourished and abused, Gale still calls him a “coward” for being Snow’s mouthpiece. Katniss is quick to defend her fellow victor.
Stuart Gordon shot his first film, 1985’s much beloved gorefest Re-Animator, in Los Angeles but then decamped to Italy to shoot Dolls, his second movie and second terror tale. While there, Gordon was also taken down a peg, or 12, by a local craftsman. “They didn’t shoot sound in Italy, they weren’t used to that,” says Gordon, whose other directing credits include From Beyond, Castle Freak, and 2005’s William H. Macy-starring Edmond. “I remember there was one day when I was shooting something and there was a carpenter hammering in the background, working on another one of our sets—hammering and sawing. I said, ‘Please stop that.’ And he said, ‘Senor Fellini always lets me work when they’re shooting.’ I said, ‘Well, I’m not Fellini.’ And he said, ‘That’s for sure!”
Pretty soon there may be more films about cult movie The Room than people who actually saw the hilariously awful movie when it was originally released in 2003. We exaggerate—but not by much. James and Dave Franco are set to star in a big-screen adaptation of Room star Greg Sestero’s book The Disaster Artist while Sestero’s fellow cast member Robyn Paris recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a mockumentary called The Room Actors: Where Are They Now? And that’s not all! Grab your cutlery, folks, because a trailer for a real documentary about writer-director-star Tommy Wiseau’s passion project called Room Full of Spoons has just been released. You can check out the clip below.
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