The first trailer for Bruce Willis' new movie, Catch .44, is now online. Written and directed by Aaron Harvey (The Evil Woods), Catch .44 is a suspense thriller centering around a drug deal in which no one is who they claim to be and everyone is packing heat. Co-starring Malin Åkerman and Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker, Catch .44 will open in limited release on December 9th in advance of its release on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 20th. watch the the trailer >> Posted 11.14.11 by BrentJS
Nicolas Cage would appear to be in at least half of the upcoming thrillers in line for release: Trespass currently playing in theaters, Seeking Justice awaiting a U.S. release date, and Medallion in post-production. Unsatisfied, Cage has added yet another thriller to his resume.
THR reports that Cage has been cast in the psycho-thriller Black Butterfly, alongside German actress Veronica Ferres. Cage will play a reclusive writer named Paul who goes against age-old advice and befriends a drifter which, for some reason, doesn't end well.
Based on a French TV thriller titled Papillon Noir, Black Butterfly will start production early next year in eastern Germany, which is appropriate since German production outfit Bavariapool is producing the movie for a mere $13 million, which means that Cage isn't picking the movie to help pay for his recent financial troubles, but will keep him out of the country for a few more months. Actor Brian Goodman, who made his directorial debut on 2008's What Doesn't Kill You, will direct the movie. More on The Last Stand's cast additions >> Posted 10.20.11 by Ryan
The first trailer for writer-director Paul Scheuring's (A Man Apart) new movie, The Experiment, is now online and it is gripping. A remake of the German Das Experiment, which was based on a real-life experiment conducted at Stanford University in 1971, has test subjects isolated in a mock-prison environment where they take on the roles of either prisoners or guards.
Academy Award-winning actors Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker play test subjects on opposite sides of the experiment, who quickly find themselves at odds in an experiment that is spiraling out of control. The Experiment also stars Maggie Grace, Cam Gigandent and Clifton Collins Jr. Posted 07.11.10 by BrentJS
The concept for this futuristic action/thriller starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker is good. The execution is apparently really bad.
"I don't know if the makers of this film intended it as a comedy."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...there's a key organ missing from the movie itself: a brain."
— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"...turns into a grisly one-note chase thriller..."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"...this ultra-gory speculative noir is, at its infrequent best, certifiably nuts; the rest of the time, it's one numbingly brutal slog."
— Justin Chang, Variety
"Let the 2010 Razzies race begin!"
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter Posted 03.18.10 by reelz
Those looking for a culture-clash comedy are in luck this weekend with Our Family Wedding, starring America Ferrera and Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker. Is it any good?
"...though the intended hilarity is forced and flat, there's a sweetness to the silliness that's likely to find a warm welcome..."
— Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
"...Guess Who's Coming to Dinner gets a modest comic update in Rick Famuyiwa's Our Family Wedding."
— Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"...be prepared to swallow a lot of empty-calorie jokes in which blacks and Latinos insult and misunderstand one another in a spirit of vigorous buffoonery before dancing together in maniacal harmony during the never-in-doubt wedding-scene finale."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"An unconvincingly broad culture-clash comedy..."
— Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"Hitching a Mexican-American bride and her African-American groom to a noisy and increasingly tiresome family feud, this broad ethnic farce serves up a full-on culture collision, but — thanks to a handful of diverting performers — stops just short of becoming a train wreck."
— Nick Schager, Slant Magazine Posted 03.11.10 by reelz
With Repo Men's March 19 opening drawing near, Universal has released more clips of the upcoming futuristic action movie. The movie follows two repo men (Jude Law and Forest Whitaker) who work for The Union, a mechanical organ business that helps extend human lives. However, should a recipient default on payments, Whitaker and Law step in and take the organ back, as we saw in a clip released earlier this week. In the clip below, Whitaker explains to Law what keeps their futuristic society together.
When Law can't make his own payments, he becomes a target and, as shown in the clip below, severs ties with his former partner.
Universal has also released a red band trailer, which reveals a little more of the gory side of Repo Men. Watch it below (if you're old enough and can stomach a little blood). Posted 03.10.10 by Ryan
In the futuristic society of Repo Men, human beings have extended their lives by purchasing mechanical organs from a corporation called The Union. There's just one caveat. If payments are missed, those same organs may be repossessed by the likes of Jude Law and Forest Whitaker. The latest clip shows the two partners on a typical day at the job, where clearly the competition between them is fierce. Posted 03.07.10 by Ryan
A movie about a nefarious corporation that forcibly repossesses vital body parts when you are are a little late with your payments really ought to be approached with a little dark humor. And the ad campaign for Repo Men is cranking up to offer this in spades with an edgy new series of posters.
Presented as ads for the evil corporation in question (and with no direct reference to the movie itself), the posters flesh out the temptations a world suffused with easily replaceable organs might have to offer. "Bad Heart? Bad Liver? Bad Credit? No Problem!!!" offers one of the ads. Another takes an even more morbid turn, encouraging people to "drink irresponsibly" and get another liver. And if bad habits weren't temptation enough, they finish off with a suggestion that a new set of eyes could pick up your social life.
Of course, there's a lot they don't tell you. First off, there's that whole repossession thing, which is brought home in the movie with a Logan's Run twist. When a top organ repo man (Jude Law) defaults on his heart payments, he finds his formidable former partner (Forest Whitaker) on his trail. Posted 02.26.10 by reelz
Forest Whitaker, Ray Winstone, and Gong Li have joined Mickey Rourke in the cast of the mob movie St. Vincent.
St. Vincent stars Rourke as hitman Vincent Novena, who goes deep undercover portraying a priest in order to get close enough to kill his target. He soon discovers that playing the part of a good man is more dangerous than being a mob killer ever was. No good deed goes unpunished. The more Vincent opens up, the more vulnerable he becomes.
Director Walter Hill last teamed up with Rourke in 1986 to make Johnny Handsome, and also made such classics as 48 Hrs and The Warriors. Most recently, Hill directed the small-screen Western Broken Trail. Posted 12.30.09 by reelz
In the futuristic action-thriller Repo Men, humans have extended and improved their lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property ... with no concern for your comfort or survival.
Jude Law plays Remy, one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement ... as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make his payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake ( Forest Whitaker), to track him down.
Now that the hunter has become the hunted, Remy joins Beth (Alice Braga), another debtor who teaches him how to vanish from the system. And as he and Jake embark on a chase across a landscape populated by maniacal friends and foes, one man will become a reluctant champion for thousands on the run. Posted 12.29.09 by reelz