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The Lies That Bind Trailer: Bloodline: The Final Season!

As things fall apart for the Rayburns, we hear the tagline from season one, ‘We’re not bad people but we did a bad thing…’

The secrets, the lies, the guilt, the coverups… It’s all lead to this.

Get a first look at the Rayburns’ final journey in the trailer for the acclaimed drama’s third and final season.

For more on Bloodline — launching Friday, May 26, everywhere Netflix is available — visit netflix.com/bloodline.

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Spoilerific Recap: Bloodline!

Netflix’s Bloodline returns for its third and final season on May 26th.

If it’s been a while since you watched the first two seasons and need to refresh your memory – without re-watching the show’s first 23 episodes in their entirety – Netflix has put together a dandy little four-and-a-half-minute recap video just for you.

If you’ve never watched Bloodline but are curious, the video is, essentially, one hundred percent spoilers – but lacking a lot of context.

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From Bad To Damned Trailer: Bloodline: Season 2!

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In season one of Bloodline we were told, ‘We’re not bad people – but we did a bad thing.’ The season two trailer opens with Ben Mendlesohn’s late Danny Rayburn muttering, ‘You’re damned if do and you’re damned if you don’t. Right, baby brother?’

In season two, the consequences of John’s actions will definitely come back to bit the Rayburn clan – especially when they learn Danny had a son…

Check out the trailer for Bloodlines: Season 2 following the jump. Bloodlines: Season 2 premieres on Netflix on May 27th.

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Familial Featurette: Meet Bloodline’s Rayburns!

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Netflix has posted a behind-the-scenes featurette that introduces us to Bloodline’s central characters, The Rayburn Family. Right now it looks like Bloodline is likely to be a slow burn, high emotion saga of a family struggle in the Florida Keys. Coming from the creators of Damages, and with a cast that includes Kyle Chandler, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Ben Mendelsohn, Norman Leo Butz and Linda Cardellini, that could make some potent viewing.

Check out The Rayburns after the jump. Bloodline premieres on March 20th.

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Secretive Trailer: Bloodline!

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Netflix’s Bloodlines has a cast that can only be described as all-star, and a setting that seems idyllic.

As you might expect, all it takes is the arrival of one person to upset the applecart and suddenly a family’s secrets threaten to bubble to the surface – to the worst possible effect.

The first trailer for Bloodline has just been made available and it looks like it could be another big hit for the streaming service. Check it out after the jump.

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Haunting Trailer: Bloodline!

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Netfix’s new series starring Kyle Chandler has a name – Bloodline –  and a haunting teaser trailer.

The series, which premieres all thirteen first season episodes on March 15, 2015, also stars Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Linda Cardellini (Mad Men), Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff), Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Norbert Leo Butz (Dan in Real Life), Jamie McShane (Sons of Anarchy), Jacinda Barrett (Suits) and Enrique Murciano (Without a Trace).

Bloodline comes from the producers/creators of Damages, from the producers of Damages Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler. Check out the teaser following the jump.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Four Christmases: Would-Be Wicked Comedy Runs Out of Steam!

The trailers and TV spots for Four Christmases suggest that its lead couple, Brad [Vince Vaughn] and Kate [Reese Witherspoon] are going to have to cram in four visits to their divorced parents and their various dysfunctional families when plans to go to Fiji are ruined by flight-cancelling fog. The problem with the film is that the families get less dysfunctional as we get closer to the end of the film – and then there’s the cop-out Hollywood ending that recalls the plot point that precipitated the whole fiasco in the first place.

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The merriment begins as Brad and Kate visit Brad’s father [Robert Duval], who is also hosting Brad’s two brothers-cum-wannabe-ultimate-fighters [Jon Favreau and Tim McGraw], one of whom is married and all of who, are rednecks who would make rednecks complain about profiling. A hitherto unknown pricing cap for gift exchanges and a satellite dish installation cap a visit that includes Brad being beaten half silly by his brothers – and a secret about Santa being revealed.

The second visit is to Kate’s mom’s [Mary Steenburgen] home – where cougars hold sway, according to Kate. These include lecherous Gram-Gram [Jeanette Miller], Aunt Sarah [Carol Kane] and Aunt Donna [Colleen Camp] – all of whom are upstaged by Kate’s pregnant sister, Courtenay [Kristin Chenoweth] and the revelation that mom’s new boyfriend, Reverend Phil [Dwight Yoakum], is the pastor of an aggressively ecstatic congregation, where Brad gets carried away with their Christmas pageant

By comparison, Brad’s mom [Sissy Spacek] is merely an aging hippie who is now living with Brad’s ex-best friend. By the time we visit Kate’s father, she and Brad have decided that they don’t want the same things and he drops her off, thereby missing the least dysfunctional part of the day – before waking up to the realization that… wait for it… he loves her. D’OH!

From a fast-paced dysfunctional family Christmas movie, Four Christmases devolves rapidly into a toothless tiger. The laughs that dominate the first half of the film [beginning to fade, rapidly during the second visit], are pretty much gone before we reach the fourth visit. By then, it’s time to trot out variations on most of the homilies we’ve come to expect in lazy seasonal films. The crazed energy of the first visit dies well before the last act and all we’re left with is a curiously lacklustre, meaningless film that can’t even get a laugh out of its call back to one of the film’s best scenes, involving an on location TV news crew.

This puppy just ain’t worth it.

Final Grade: D