"You are the mayor of crazy town, do you know that?"
Back in 1995, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy appeared in Before Sunrise as two strangers who meet on a train and spend a romantic day together in Vienna, Austria, talking, drinking and falling in love. Nine years later, Before Sunset brought the characters back together for another round of will-they-or-won't-they romance, ending with yet another uncertain note, leaving audiences to wonder if Hawke's Jesse boarded his plane or stayed in Paris with Delpy's Celine.
Yet another nine years later, audiences can catch up with Jesse and Celine in Before Midnight, which finds the couple married at last, but by no means are the two finding married life easy. The movie's first trailer sees the couple travel through the Greek coastline and still questioning whether their love will last. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.29.13 by Ryan
'Tis the season, not only for Valentine's Day, but also that side effect of it, a barrage of chick flicks at the box office.
The chick flick is by nature, shall we say, problematic. First, there's the fact that society has ghettoized a vast lot of movies with a female protagonist under this lovely namesake that instantly implies shallow frivolity, artlessness, and utter commercialism. Secondly, there's the fact that many movies labeled as such do, indeed, deserve to be ghettoized, condemned to the celluloid wasteland, mocked by film students and scholars. Case in point, last weekend's box-office winner, Dear John.
But not all chick flicks need suck. This weekend, there's even hope for a non-sucky one in Valentine's Day (hope being the operative word). With that hope in our hearts, we offer up 10 Chick Flicks That Don't Totally Suck. Heck, many don't even suck at all. Posted 02.10.10 by reelz
When Before Sunrise was released in 1995, it enjoyed a modest success in theaters that grew when it was released on video and DVD and ultimately inspired a sequel, Before Sunset, in 2004. Sunset enjoyed larger box-office success, prompting even more sequel talk. Ethan Hawke told Collider that after making Sunset "there was not a doubt in the three of our minds [Hawke, co-star Julie Delpy, and co-writer/director Richard Linklater] that we would do it again" and discussed what it would take to make a third movie.
The success of the second film has made it a little difficult to see our way around how to do it. Because the first time we revisited it there was no expectation. I remember when it first came out that Before Sunset was going to be released, I remember reading some article "They must believe in themselves because why would they?" I mean there was no expectation on it. And now every time I go out to dinner with friends, "I've got an idea. What if it opens and she's having a baby and...." So it would be very difficult for us to exactly know how to.
Hawke believes what will help in making another Before is time.
When we first finished Before Sunset there was an idea that we would do ... Julie and I wanted to do a short film the next year that we thought would be really fun to do like a five minute short and then put it in the vault so to speak and then fifteen years later make another film that had ... but time is such a big part of that movie. How time affects people and how we change. But my thought is we will make one as soon as everybody has forgotten about it. Rick [Linklater] is going to ... it'll probably take Rick to see a window that will want him to revisit these people and then he'll lasso Julie and I into talking about what's happened to us.
And what would the title of a third movie be? "Before We Go Crazy? I don't know," replied Hawke. Posted 01.05.10 by Ryan