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The French Dispatch is so Wes Anderson-y: There's no mistaking The French Dispatch as anything but another Wes Anderson movie, as seen in its first trailer. Watch the spot below starring Bill Murray, Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Benicio Del Toro, Tilda Swinton and so many more, and see the quirky ode to journalism in theaters on July 24.
The Green Knight looks legendary: A24 dropped the first trailer for David Lowery's highly anticipated The Green Knight, which stars Dev Patel as medieval hero Sir Gawain. Watch the spot for the artsy adaptation of the Arthurian legend below and catch the movie only on the big screen starting May 29.
David Copperfield aims for Dickensian comedy:Dev Patel also stars in the first spot for Armando Ianucci's The Personal History of David Copperfield, based on the Charles Dickens classic. Watch the trailer for the comedic adaptation below and find this one in theaters on May 8.
The Hunt is on:Universal resurrected the controversial thriller The Hunt following its canceled release last year and delivered an intense new trailer for the human-hunter movie, which will now arrive in theaters on March 13. Watch the spot featuring Hillary Swank and Betty Gilpin here:
Cut Throat City calls for us to witness:DMZ's Cut Throat City depicts the tense and tragic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, and we shared an exclusive first trailer for the movie this week. Watch below and see the historically inspired crime drama in theaters on April 10.
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The Call of the Wild follows the leader:The latest adaptation of Jack London's The Call of the Wild is in theaters next weekend. While you wait, we've got an exclusive clip showing Buck, the canine protagonist, as the new leader of a pack of sled dogs:
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Bong Joon Ho movies: In honor of Bong Joon-ho winning a record-tying four Oscars last weekend for writing, producing and directing Best Picture winner Parasite, here's a look back at some of his previous movies, courtesy of Movieclips:
The Host: Bong broke out in America with his third feature, a monster movie called The Host, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006 before hitting U.S. theaters on March 9, 2007. Watch the American trailer:
Mother: Bong's next feature was the crime thriller Mother, about a woman investigating the murder of her own son. The movie debuted at Cannes in 2009 and then opened in U.S. theaters on March 12, 2010. Watch the American trailer:
Snowpiercer: Bong's first English-language movie came next. Snowpiercer is a post-apocalyptic science fiction feature starring Chris Evans as a man attempting to discover the truth about the nonstop train humanity now occupies. The movie premiered in South Korea in 2013 before opening in the U.S. on June 27, 2013. Watch the first American trailer:
Okja: Bong's last movie before Parasite was a science fiction feature about super pigs being created to feed the world of the future. The pro-vegetarian creature feature debuted at Cannes before streaming exclusively on Netflix in the U.S. starting on June 28, 2017. Watch the first full American trailer:
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Force Majeure: With Downhill, the English-language remake of Force Majeure in theaters this weekend, we're showcasing a couple of clips from the award-winning Scandinavian original, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014:
An emotional confrontation: After Tomas Johannes Bah Kuhnke selfishly runs from danger without concern for his family, his wife,...
Hot off the buzzy release of the trailer for the Arthurian thriller The Green Knight, Dev Patel is proving his leading man chops with a starring role in a financial thriller under New Regency. Dev Patel will star in Flash Crash, a dramatic thriller based on Liam Vaughan’s upcoming book based on the true story about an financial outsider who finds a way to beat the stock market.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dev Patel is set to star in Flash Crash, a financial thriller that See-Saw Films and New Regency have teamed up to adapt after winning the rights in a bidding war. Penned by Jonathan Perera Miss Sloane, Flash Crash is based on the upcoming Liam Vaughan book Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt, and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History. The book tells the “incredible true story” of Navinder Singh Sarao, a financial market outsider who finds a way to beat the stock market and made millions from his bedroom on the outskirts of London. Here is the synopsis per THR:
Crash tells the incredible true story of Navinder Singh Sarao, described as a brilliant outsider and a man who found a way to beat the stock market, making millions working from a bedroom in his parents’ small suburban home on the outskirts of London. When his focus on outsmarting the corporations coincided with a $1 trillion market drop, he found himself in the crosshairs of a group of U.S. government agents. As the net closed in, Sarao would find himself facing a lifetime in jail in America unless he could find a way to play the system one last time and make himself indispensable to a government intent on making an example of him.
“Navinder Sarao’s story struck us deeply. He’s an unlikely but also complex hero who exposed the manipulations at the heart of the global financial system,” said See-Saw’s Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, who are producing alongside Arnon Milchan of New Regency.
The news of Patel’s casting comes as the British actor is enjoying a resurgence in leading man roles, starring in Armando Ianucci’s upcoming period comedy The Personal History of David Copperfield and David Lowery’s The Green Knight. It’s about time that Patel was embraced as the charismatic leading man he was always destined to be, and the news that the roles keep coming to him is exciting. While financial thrillers can be a bit of a snooze, its scamming protagonist a big hit lately with hits like Hustlers and Patel’s involvement make Flash Crash sound promising.
In his short-lived career, Satoshi Kon released nothing but bonafide anime classics and Tokyo Godfathers is no exception. Often touted as the most accessible of the Perfect Blue and Paprika director’s filmography, Tokyo Godfathers is a warm, Frank Capra-esque comedy that has flown under the radar in the Western hemisphere since its release in 2003. But 17 years later, Tokyo Godfathers is finally getting released in U.S. theaters with an official English-language dub. Watch the English dub trailer for Tokyo Godfathers below.Tokyo Godfathers Trailer
Tokyo Godfathers premiered in Japanese theaters in 2003 to critical raves and global acclaim. But it would take 17 years before Kon’s classic film would be released in U.S. theaters with an English-language dub. The film was brought over for release in the U.S. in 2004 in only an English-subtitled format the superior format, let’s be honest, but an English dub was actually produced by the television station Animax Asia — a dub that has now been long lost.
But for those who have been wanting to see Kon’s Christmas classic without those pesky subtitles, GKIDS and NYAV Post have produced a new English-language dub starring the voices of Jon Avner Just Cause 3, Victoria Grace Mirai, and Shakina Nayfack Transparent. Newly restored in 4K, Tokyo Godfathers hits select theaters next month for special fan preview screenings and a theatrical re-release. It’s a release that has been a long time coming, and one that even those who aren’t fans of Kon should check out — Tokyo Godfathers is the director’s warmest film that manages to portray the seedy underbelly of Tokyo with a loving touch. While it’s not as well known as his groundbreaking films like Paprika or Perfect Blue, neither does it have the audacity of Millennium Actress, it is near-perfect film.
Here is the synopsis to Tokyo Godfathers:
In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people’s lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future, together. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Satoshi Kon Perfect Blue, Paprika, written by Kon and Keiko Nobumoto Cowboy Bebop and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki, TOKYO GODFATHERS is a masterpiece by turns heartfelt, hilarious and highly original, a tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
Tokyo Godfathers opens in U.S. theaters for Fathom Preview Screenings on March 9 and March 11 before it opens in New York and Los Angeles on March 13, 2020.
Searchlight Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for The Personal History of David Copperfield. This new take on the Charles Dickens' favorite comes from director Armando Iannucci, best known for his work on HBO's Veep. It stars Dev Patel Slumdog Millionaire, The Newsroom as the iconic character in what looks to be a very unique take on the tale. It certainly doesn't hurt matters that Iannucci has assembled an A-list ensemble to back up Oscar-nominee Patel, who is leading the way.
The trailer kicks off by showing us an adult David Copperfield on stage as played by Dev Patel, recounting some of the major events of his life to the crowd. We then flashback to his life as a young boy and follow him through key moments and adventures. The filmmakers have injected quite a bit of levity and dark humor into the story. Aside from that, one of the big takeaways is the production design. Many of the sets and locations look rather grand and epic. Overall, it looks like a heavily stylized take on a tale that has been told more than a few times in the past, which could help set it apart.
The Personal History of David Copperfield re-imagines Charles Dickens' classic ode to grit and perseverance through a comedic lens, giving the familiar tale new life for the modern age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world. It follows Copperfield on his quirky journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer in Victorian England. The cast also includes Aneurin Barnard Dunkirk, Peter Capaldi Doctor Who, Gwendoline Christie Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Tilda Swinton Doctor Strange, Benedict Wong Avengers: Infinity War, Daisy May Cooper The Wrong Mans, Rosalind Eleazar Howards End, Hugh Laurie House, Ben Wishaw Paddington 2, Morfydd Clark Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Paul Whitehouse Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Armando Iannucci, outside of HBO's Veep, has worked on several highly-regarded shows including I'm Alan Partridge and The Thick of It. On the movie side of things, he previously directed 2017's The Death of Stalin, which was one of the best-reviewed movies of that year. Iannucci's frequent collaborator Simon Blackwell penned the screenplay. Charles Dickens's tale was originally published as a serial starting in 1849, before being collected as a novel in 1950.
Critics who have screened the movie so far have been quite kind. Following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, it holds an impressive 95 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This could be a much-needed win for Fox, as this was produced before the Disney merger went into effect last year. In the months since the merger, the majority of the studio's titles have flopped, leaving Disney holding the bag. The Personal History of David Copperfield is set to hit theaters on May 8 from Searchlight Pictures. Be sure to check out the new trailer for yourself.Source: Movieweb