Snowpiercer is first English-language film from Bong Joon-ho, the South Korean responsible for the exquisite monster flick, 2009’s The Host. Check out the creepy concept art above.
Chris Evans stars as the man who bucks the class system on a post-apocalypse train that carries the surviving humans in a world returned to the Ice Age. On that train, the poor live in the train’s tail while the rich live (in decadence, naturally) at the front. Snowpiercer’s cast also includes Tilda Swinton (who’s trying to stop Evans’ character), Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer and Ed Harris.
We all know that Quentin Tarantino is an audacious filmmaker. If there’s a genre of filmmaking that he loves, he will produce his take on it at some point – and he really, really loves spaghetti westerns. For his version of a spaghetti western, though, he doesn’t just explode the conventions of the genre – he does for slavery what he did for World War II in Inglourious Basterds. The result is seriously bloody fun.
Lawless – John Hillcoat’s latest collaboration with Nick Cave – wants desperately to achieve a Bonnie and Clyde vibe but lacks the panache. Instead, we get a kind of ‘30s Drive with stretches of character punctuated with sudden, explosive violence.
Hey, stranger things have happened and in a year where there are so many mediocre films (so far), Piranha 3D could be a contender. At least that’s what The Weinstein Company is hoping for. I’m assuming they are being tongue in cheek with their latest press release. Check out this hysterical take on the “For Your Consideration” campaign video on Funny or Die. I love it when a movie knows what it is and isn’t ashamed of it. Loved the line about “you have to have 10 nominations, what are you going to do nominate Inception 10 times?” Nice job Weinstein Company, I now want to see this movie.