First trailer for Hereafter looks supernaturally good
blastr.com: “Hereafter” tells the story of three people who are touched by death in different ways. George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cecile De France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus, a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might–or must–exist in the hereafter.
“Resident Evil” director Paul W.S. Anderson tells us what female action heroes can do that men can’t
io9.com: Now we know what happens to people who grow up watching the Die Hard series alongside the films of Jean-Luc Goddard.
‘Departed’ scribe set to adapt Disney sci-fi project ‘Oblivion’
heatvision.hollywoodreporter.com: William Monahan, the Oscar-winning writer of “The Departed,” has been hired to write Disney’s Joseph Kosinski sci-fi project “Oblivion.”
The move solidifies the high-priority status of the project at Disney while continuing to show the studio is willing to work with big-name talent to develop its projects.
The story is set on a future Earth, where civilization lives above the clouds and alien scavengers stalk the irradiated surface below. When a surface drone repairman is thrust into an adventure after he finds a woman inside a crashed spacepod planetside.
TIFF reviews in the mix for Never Let Me Go
www.awardsdaily.com: Salon‘s Andrew O’Hehir says Never Let Me Go is “meticulous and devastating”:
Romanek does so many difficult things beautifully in this movie, which richly deserves the Oscar consideration it will surely receive. He handles a literary adaptation, he re-creates a lost world that is partly imagined but mostly real, he manages a group of characters from childhood through adulthood, and he gets haunting, underplayed performances from both Mulligan — the real star of this film — and the oft-maligned Keira Knightley, strong and subtle as the greedy, petty and finally penitent Ruth. (Garfield is also good, but his role is less substantial.) But maybe the best and most difficult of them is capturing the philosophical dimension of “Never Let Me Go,” which is difficult to describe with words, let alone pictures…
Screenwriter Alex Garland, who is himself a novelist, sticks close to both the letter and spirit of Ishiguro’s novel; this movie is a veritable clinic in precise literary adaptation. He incorporates snatches of dialogue and even voiceover (read by Mulligan) straight from the book, without swamping the human drama or overwhelming Romanek’s astonishing visual evocation of a bygone Britain.
New Priest trailer bursts with post-apocalyptic scenery-chewing and CG vampires
io9.com: Paul Bettany will convert you to the worship of smouldering crucifix-faced angst, vampire-hunting explosions and six-pack abs, judging from the latest trailer for next summer’s Priest. If you played a spot-the-cliche drinking game on this trailer, you’d pass out. Spoilers!
Wow, vampires and a futuristic cowboys story? I must say that that is really interesting. I saw the first trailer they showed at comic con and loved it. Not to mention that this time Bill and James won’t be a vampires, let’s see how they handles that 😉 Priest is definitely a movie I’m waiting to see. What do you think?
What did you think of the Hereafter new trailer? It looks a little confusing, if you don’t know what the story is about and I don’t mind if it’s Matt Damon, we’ll get to see him in something different and the rest of the cast has had their fair share of supernatural. 🙂
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