A guy walks into a bar. The bartender asks what he’ll have. ‘Old Underwear. Leave the bottle,’
It’s a quiet night and the two begin to chat. When he’s about halfway through the bottle, the guy says, ‘I’ll bet you the rest of this bottle that I’ve got the best story you’ve ever heard.’ The bartender is skeptical, but suggests that, if the guy’s story is so good, the bet should be a full bottle. If the guy loses, he adds twenty to the tip and they’re square. The guy agrees.
The bartender finally says, ‘Okay, what have you got?’ The guy looks him in the eye and begins…
‘When I was a little girl…’
Continue reading Predestination – A Classic Time Travel Story!
Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke have starred together in a horror movie (the things that come to you when you’re not looking), called Regression – directed by Alejandro Amenabar (The Others).
Watson plays a young woman who has accused her father of an unspeakable crime – a crime he confesses to but does not remember committing; Hawke is the cop who wants to find out what’s going on.
Regression opens in the U.S. on August 28th. Check out the Spanish trailer (hence the subtitles) after the jump.
Continue reading Memorable Trailer: Regression!
The Spierig Brothers have a distinctly skewed take on genre film – take their ‘vampires won’ film Daybreakers – and they make smart, unique entertainments.
It is only natural, then, that they’d adapt the ultimate time travel short story – Robert A. Heinlein’s All You Zombies – for film. It’s one of the trickiest time travel/paradox stories ever written and they persuaded Ethan Hawke (who also starred in Daybreakers) to take the lead role, a Temporal Agent who seems more suited to his job than anyone else.
Predestination comes to home video on February 10th. Extras include a ten-part making of documentary and a blooper reel. For further details – and a look at the trailer – follow the jump.
Continue reading Blu-Ray: Heinlein Classic Becomes Predestination!
William Shakespeare wrote a biker movie with an amazing cast ()! Who knew?
Check out the trailer for Cymbeline following the jump.
Continue reading Biker Movie Trailer: Cymbeline!
As one of the characters says in the trailer, ‘War is a first-person shooter.’ Good Kill is a unique war movie that looks at today’s drone warfare from the point of view of Tom Egan, a former combat pilot turned drone pilot, and asks just what does today’s warfare mean?
Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoe Kravitz and Bruce Greenwood star in Good Kill, from director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca). Check out the chilling trailer after the jump.
Continue reading Unsettling Trailer: Good Kill – War is a First-Person Shooter!
Richard Linklater’s film Boyhood was shot, a bit at a time, over twelve years to capture the ups and downs in the life of a single boy and his family.
Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette – and introducing Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater, Boyhood is getting huge buzz during ‘awards season’ and has already topped a number of best of lists and picked up some prestigious awards.
Follow the jump for a ten-minute featurette on The Making of Boyhood.
Continue reading Behind The Scenes: The Making of Boyhood!
Ethan Hawke’s Predestination has finally been given a release – it’s already been seen in New Zealand and Australia, as well as on the festival circuit where it’s gotten some pretty decent reviews.
Predestination is based on the classic Robert A. Heinlein short story, All You Zombies and was written and directed by The Spierig brothers (Daybreakers)
Sony offshoot Stage 6 will release Predestination on January 9, 2015. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Continue reading Wibbly-Wobbly Trailer: Predestintion – Tim Loops & Time Cops!
On his last assignment, a Temproal Agent is sent after the one criminal mastermind he’s never been able to stop. Ethan Hawke is the Temporal Agent; Aussie newcomer Sarah Snook is a new recruit who is described as a predestination paradox.
Predestined – based on the Robert A. Heinlein short story, All You Zombies – premiered as SXSW, but has yet to receive a release date. It is directed by the Spierig Brothers, who directed the thought-provoking vampire movie, Daybreakers. The trailer is crazy cool – check it out after the jump.
Continue reading First Look: Predestination!
Surprise! Selena Gomez can act! Bigger (or lesser, depending on your point of view) surprise – it doesn’t matter because Getaway is so far beyond awful that it even fails to be bad enough to be good.
Continue reading Getaway Is Awful!
The Purge is a fast-paced, occasionally thought-provoking bit of microbudget mayhem that postulates an America that is nearly unemployment and crime-free – the latter through the annual event that gives the movie its name: Purge Night – twelve hours during which any crime, up to and including murder, is legal.
Continue reading The Purge: Sleek, Suspenseful, Almost Successful Satire on a Dime!
And the 2012 cinematic year gets off to a better than average start…
Daybreakers, written and directed by The Spierig Brothers, gets to an intriguing beginning [despite some vampire projectile vomiting and explosions] as it sets up a world in which vampires are running a very human civilization: glitzy buildings; TV programming – including a CNN-like news channel; coffee shops [20% human blood – though there is no explanation why this one human favorite is loved by vampires, even with the additive…]; billboards; subway advertising; vampire homeless, etc.
Continue reading MOVIES: Daybreakers’ Promising Start Leads to Wild Finish!