This weekend, Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario opens in wide release. Sicario, the film tells us, is the Mexican word for hitman. It also tells us that it was the Hebrew word for the one who hunts the ones who killed us (i.e. Romans – it’s a very old word).
Sicario is a deeply disturbing film about an idealistic FBI agent who leaves her division – which deals with kidnapping and hostages – to volunteer for a joint taskforce that ostensibly is to take down a Mexican cartel.
Continue reading Sicario – Idealism Versus Pragmatism in an Ugly World!
Although Disney’s Into The Woods is doing well in theaters, it was considered to be a risky move – taking a three-hour hit Broadway musical and turning it into a two-hour movie. Plus, there was the fact that Into The Woods is not the lightest exploration of fairy tales.
On the plus side, director Rob Marshall was an old hand at adapting Broadway hits into movie form – his Chicago nabbed a few Oscars® – and the screenplay for Into The Woods was adapted by James Lapine, who, with Stephen Sondheim, created the original musical.
So, what did it take to take Into The Woods from stage to screen? Follow the jump to check out a video dealing with that very topic.
Continue reading Behind The Scenes: Into The Woods – From Stage To Screen!
Into The Woods takes four classic fairy tales – Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel – and looks at what happens after their happily ever after endings. There have been several films in recent memory that have tackled this idea, but when Into The Woods debuted, it was a radical new idea. It’s still the best take on the idea.
Continue reading Into The Woods – What Comes After Happily Ever After?
One of the highlights of Into The Woods is the moment that Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) realises that the Prince is pretty smart.
Follow the jump to hear her sing On the Steps of the Palace. Into The Woods opens on Christmas Day.
Continue reading Sneak Peek: Into The Woods: Anna Kendrick Sings
A new featurette for Into the Woods gives us a look at the characters and storylines in the film – and a chance to hear cast members, from James Corden to Meryl Streep, sing.
Into the Woods opens December 25th with an all-star cast that also includes Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp. Check out the featurette – The Story – after the jump.
Continue reading Into The Woods: Meryl Sings!
Disney has released the poster for its adaptation of the James Lapine-Stephen Sondheim musical Into The Woods – and it’s certainly darker than I was expecting. I like it.
Check it out after the jump. Into The Woods premieres on December 25th.
INTO THE WOODS opens in theatres December 25, 2014!
Continue reading Disney Goes Dark With Into The Woods Poster!
When Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s dark Broadway take on fairytales, Into The Woods, was optioned by Disney, there was a lot of fear that it would wind up being Disnified – so much so that Sondheim had to go on record as saying that that just wasn’t so.
Now the first teaser trailer for the film has been released and it looks a couple shades darker than the usual Disney version. Check it out after the jump.
Continue reading Not-Quite-A-Fairytale Trailer: Into The Woods!
What would you get if you blended Groundhog Day with military sci-fi of the alien invasion variety? First you’d get the Japanese novel, All You Need is Kill, then you’d get the westernized Tom Cruise vehicle, Edge of Tomorrow (which would have kept its unique, imaginative, original title instead of its current, homogenized one if the movie wasn’t PG-rated).
Continue reading Edge of Tomorrow: Crap Title, Great Blockbuster!
Warner Brothers and village Roadshow have released an extended trailer for Edge of Tomorrow – the Doug Liman/Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt movie that combines military sci-fi with Groundhog Day to create an unusually rich spectacle. It contains a ton of new footage and looks amazing.
Check it out after the jump. Edge of Tomorrow marches into theaters on June 6th.
Continue reading Time Loop Trailer: Edge of Tomorrow!
Warner brothers has released a new trailer for Edge of Tomorrow. To say that its explosive may actually be an understatement. Check it out after the jump.
Edge of Tomorrow invades theaters on June 6th.
Continue reading Explosive Trailer: Edge of Tomorrow!
Warner Brothers has released the first trailer for the new Tom Cruise action movie, Edge of Tomorrow. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise), who has never seen a day of battle, finds himself dropped into a crucial battle against an invading alien force. He dies. Then, somehow, he’s back, in a time loop – and aware of what’s happening. But he’s not alone – Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) is also in the loop and undertakes training him.
Think of it as Groundhog Day on a battlefield – but the piano teacher is in the loop and it’s directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith). Edge of Tomorrow is in theaters on June 6, 2014. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Continue reading Edge of Tomorrow Trailer: Train. Kill. Die. Repeat.