"You keep the code safe, whatever it takes."
Follow along with a disgraced secret agent working a dead-end assignment who finds himself forced to make a tough decision after an attack by mysterious enemies. crack the code >> Posted 03.25.13 by BrentJS
Thanks to decades of being conditioned by TV shows and movies like those in the Mission: Impossible and James Bond franchises, we often assume that real spy organizations like Britain's MI6, Russia's GRU or our own CIA use only the most advanced technology in their efforts to clandestinely collect, alalyze and disseminate intelligence.
Organizations like these do, in fact, utilize cutting edge computer programs, robots, drones, lasers and satellites, as well as more esoteric devices like microwave-emitting "death rays" and acoustic weapons that fire "sound bullets," but it appears that they're also still using a form of technology that had its heydey back when the first passenger jets were just taking flight and Doo-wop was all the rage. Broadcasting into the airwaves from places unknown are long, sometimes continual, strings of numbers, letters, words and tones that anyone with a shortwave radio can intercept, but which only the spies who hold the code keys for deciphering the messages can comprehend. "what's the frequency, Kenneth?" >> Posted 03.22.13 by BrentJS
"The station's been compromised."
As an actor, John Cusack has always been able to float between a variety of genres through out his career, from last year's thriller The Raven to the 2010 comedy Hot Tub Time Machine to the 2007 horror movie 1408. The trend continues this year as Cusack has several movies in a range of genres opening this year, the first of which is the action-thriller The Numbers Station.
Cusack plays a former black ops agent who is asked to protect a code operator (Malin Akerman) who works at a secret CIA "Numbers Station," which delivers coded assignments to its agents. When the station is attacked by an unknown assailant, Cusack finds himself trying to stop a deadly plot from taking place. The first trailer for the movie reveals a fairly by-the-numbers thriller, but Cusack's winning, everyman quality could make The Numbers Station more than average. watch the trailer >> Posted 02.13.13 by Ryan
"Quoth the raven 'Nevermore.'"
Once upon a midnight dreary, a mad killer, eyes blurry, concocted a plan to recreate the grisly murders found in his favorite author's stories in the hopes of becoming a storybook killer himself. Whodunnit? >> Posted 10.14.12 by BrentJS
We imagine the latest trailer for The Raven is more in line with what American horror writer Edgar Allan Poe would have in mind if he thought of a movie in which he, himself, was a character. Indeed, the first trailer for The Raven felt more like a Sherlock Holmes rip-off than classic American gothic. Now, it seems, producers of the movie may have agreed and have decided on a different tack—pushing the dark and creepy side of the movie instead.
Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) and starring John Cusack as the famous writer of the eponymous poem, The Raven's newest trailer shows Poe as he is enlisted to work against a killer who uses the writer's own stories as inspiration to enact his crimes. The frames are darker and the dialogue more grim than glib. We find it much easier to get behind the movie this way. watch the new trailer >> Posted 02.28.12 by Jud
A new movie poster has just been released for the upcoming thriller The Raven, and it's the first to feature star John Cusack, who plays the famed American author of the macabre, Edgar Allen Poe.
In the image, Cusack's silhouette is darkly lit in front of a blood red image of raven wings, which seems fitting given the nature of the movie and the famous poem which informs its title — though maybe a touch derivative of the raven's smaller cousin and movie namesake The Crow.
The Raven tells the story of Edgar Allen Poe's search for a crazed serial killer, who models his murders after Poe's writings. Along with a Baltimore detective (Luke Evans), Poe uses his own stories to track down the murderer before any more lives are taken. more about The Raven >> Posted 01.24.12 by reelz
A new international trailer for director James McTeigue's (V For Vendetta) upcoming period thriller, The Raven, is now online. Written by Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare, the movie stars John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe, the legendary America author of such classic horror and macabre stories and poems as "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Raven."A fictionalized telling of the last days of Poe's life, The Raven centers around a serial killer whose crimes are based on murders described in the writer's stories. Initially a suspect himself, Poe eventually teams up with a Baltimore detective (Luke Evans), using his deductive skills as the inventor of the detective fiction genre to discover the identity of the killer and stop him before he can commit more crimes. Alice Eve (upcoming Men in Black III), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster) also star. watch the international trailer >> Posted 12.02.11 by BrentJS
John Cusack has made a career out of playing the average guy (High Fidelity, Say Anything) but in his newest movie, he's playing macabre author Edgar Allan Poe in The Raven. In the movie, Poe investigates a series of murders that mirror his own horror stories. Don't recall Poe being an investigator? The Raven is a fictionalized story. new trailer and synopsis >> Posted 10.10.11 by Chris
Though it has yet to receive a U.S. release date, the premiere of director Mikael Håfström's Shanghai was recently held in Beijing in advance of its June 17th theatrical release date in China. It's not surprising, then, that the movie's first trailer had Chinese subtitles.
A selection of theatrical and character teaser posters have been released in Chinese, as well. Thankfully, the behind-the-scenes featurette with Håfström and several cast members released for the Chinese premiere is in English — a great way to get acquainted with this thrilling, action-mystery love story set in Shanghai during WWII. See the feaurette and posters >> Posted 06.12.10 by BrentJS
Starring John Cusack and Chow Yun-Fat, Shanghai is an intense thriller set in 1940's China. Swedish director Mikael Håfström (Derailed, 1408) has pulled out all the stops for this one, filling it with secret government plots and violent gangland shootouts.
Coming to theaters in the fall, the intrigue revolves around an American expatriate (Cusack) who returns to Shanghai a few months before Pearl Harbor to investigate the mysterious death of his friend (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Posted 05.27.10 by reelz