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Now that the Weinstein Co. has pushed the release of the upcoming Killing Them Softly (formerly Cogan's Trade) from September to October, the first trailer for the thriller has arrived online.
Based on the 1974 novel Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins, Killing Them Softly follows Brad Pitt as mob point man Jackie Cogan, who is tasked with investigating the heist of a mob-protected poker game by two hapless up-and-comers (Monsters' Scoot McNairy and Animal Kingdom's Ben Mendelsohn). James Gandolfini co-stars as a hitman Pitt brings in for the job, Ray Liotta as the gangster in charge of the poker game and Richard Jenkins as Pitt's contact with the mob. Written and directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), Killing Them Softly premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where it was nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or.
watch the trailer >> Posted 08.02.12 by Ryan
Next month, screenwriter Joss Whedon and director Drew Goddard's horror movie The Cabin in the Woods will finally reach theaters after spending three years on MGM's shelf after the studio's financial woes resulted in bankruptcy. "It wasn’t just us," Goddard told EW. "It was The Hobbit, it was James Bond. If they’re taking a while [to deal with those projects], we know, 'Oh, it’s going to take us a while.'"
That's still a long time to keep a movie's secrets under wraps, but that's what's happened. Intended as an alternative to "torture porn" horror movies like the Saw and Hostel franchises, Cabin in the Woods is now being distributed by Lionsgate, the same studio that launched said franchises. "It is actually perfect that it’s them," Whedon said of Lionsgate. "Not despite the fact that they’ve released some of the movies this is a reaction to, but because they have. Cabin is an insane frolic in some ways, but it is a horror movie. Their passion for horror is a great match."
And they also follow advice. Prior to Cabin's premiere at the South By Southwest Festival, Whedon made a special warning video against spoiling the movie, leaving the studio to reveal new photos and a new preview clip that promote the movie without spoiling it. watch the clip and check out the photos >> Posted 03.27.12 by Ryan
The first image of Brad Pitt as mob enforcer Jackie Cogan from the upcoming crime movie Cogan's Trade was released last May, but new details have been scarce about the movie until now.
Several new photos have been released for the movie, which follows Cogan as he investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game. Besides several new photos of Pitt, the latest photos also reveal Ray Liotta as the mobster that runs the poker game, Richard Jenkins as a lawyer, and James Gandolfini as an alcoholic hitman.
When The Weinstein Company grabbed the distribution rights for Cogan's Trade over a year ago, Cogan's Trade was expected sometime in the first quarter of 2012, but, much to our chagrin, a release date has yet to be scheduled. Perhaps with the onslaught of buzz-inducing images, we'll finally find out when Cogan's Trade will get in front of audiences. check out the photos >> Posted 02.15.12 by Ryan
A little over a week ago, it was announced that Denzel Washington was cast in director Robert Zemeckis' Flight, the first live-action movie for Zemeckis (Back to the Future) since 2000's Castaway. More cast members have reportedly booked their ticket.
According to Moviehole, Don Cheadle (Iron Man 2) and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) have joined the cast of the upcoming thriller, which sees Washington as a pilot who saves most of the passengers on a commercial airline flight after a malfunction but is eventually investigated after it is discovered that he drank the night before the flight. Cheadle and Greenwood's roles are unspecified at this time.
John Gatins (Real Steel) wrote the script for Flight, which goes into production in Atlanta this October. Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes) is already set to play a drug addict who befriends Washington as they both battle their dependency issues. Casey Affleck to fight for Paradise Lost and Michelle Rodriguez joins latest Resident Evil sequel >> Posted 09.24.11 by Ryan
Johnny Depp is one of the most in-demand actors working today, and has already appeared in two movies this year — March's CGI animated Rango and May's blockbuster sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. A third is being released this October, but before you think Depp travels from movie set to movie set, this one was shot back in 2009.
The Rum Diary is based on a novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson, which fictionalized the late writer's early days as a journalist living in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and drinking copious amounts of rum while working for an English-language newspaper. Thompson wrote the novel in the early 1960s but it was not published until 1998. The movie took a similar path, bouncing from production company to production company since 2000, until Depp's company, Infinitum Nihil, took over the project and scheduled the movie for production in March of that year. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.26.11 by Ryan
The much-delayed The Cabin in the Woods isn't the first movie to unjustly sit on a movie studio's shelf for what seems like an eternity (Warner Bros.' Trick 'r Treat comes to mind), but considering the horror/comedy was written by Joss Whedon (Serenity, the upcoming The Avengers) and stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) one would think that the movie might actually get a release date.
Cabin in the Woods began as a part of MGM's slate and finished shooting back in 2009, long before Hemsworth was declared the god of thunder. Initially scheduled for an October 23, 2009 release, it was rescheduled for February 5, 2010, after casting was completed in early 2009. By October 2009, MGM decided to delay the release until January 2011 so that Cabin could be converted to 3-D. Then the troubles really began. it gets worse >> Posted 04.15.11 by Ryan
Writer/directors/siblings Bobby and Peter Farrelly mainly toil in comedies — the most recent being Hall Pass — but despite the brothers' success in comedies like 1998's There's Something About Mary and 1994's Dumb and Dumber, the duo have yet to make a sequel. 2003 prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd was made without the Farrelly's involvement, but Bobby told Moviehole that a sequel to Dumb and Dumber is currently being developed.
Who's "in the mix" for Curly? >> Posted 03.01.11 by Ryan
[Dumb and Dumber] has run a bunch of times on TV in the states, and kids will come up and they’ll be able to quote lines from that — lines that I’ve long forgotten. If we could get those two guys back together, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels that might be a worthwhile sequel — and that ball is in motion. We’re starting to think about what those two dimwits would be doing twenty-years later in life, and hopefully we’ll be able to come up with something worthy of a sequel.
After Jim Carrey recently declared Peter and Bobby Farrelly's The Three Stooges movie "dead," the movie is finally back on track. The Farrellys originally got the green light for The Three Stooges at MGM in 2008, right before the studio fell into severe financial troubles. Two years later, MGM's bankruptcy and restructuring has finally been approved, and The Three Stooges has a production start date. so when can we expect our stooges? >> Posted 12.03.10 by Ryan
A barrage of promotional items have been released for the upcoming horror movie Let Me In. A remake of the 2008 Swedish movie Let the Right One In, it tells the story of a lonely boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) whose new friend (Chloe Moretz) happens to be a vampire.
Two new posters have debuted, both of which depict Moretz and include the tagline "innocence dies ... Abby doesn't." Real horror fans will be interested in the latest photo released by Empire, which shows a bloody Moretz creeping up behind Smit-McPhee. see the newest clip >> Posted 09.09.10 by Ryan
Fans of the 2008 Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In are hoping the upcoming remake, Let Me In, holds up to the original. Based on John Ajvide Lindqvist's bestselling novel, the story centers around a lonely boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who befriends a new girl in his building (Chloe Moretz) only to discover that she's a vampire.
Director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) takes over for Tomas Alfredson on the remake. The first clip offers an unedited sign of how Reeves did with his version, showing Moretz's caretaker (Richard Jenkins) trying to wrangle some food for the young vampire. Watch the clip >> Posted 09.03.10 by Ryan