Trespass Against Us UK Release Date Set for March, Michael Fassbender & Brendan Gleeson Lead New Trailer

Trespass Against Us UK Release Date Set for MarchAdam Smith’s terrific feature directorial debut premiered at TIFF last September, and has been on the festival circuit for much of the past few months. Lionsgate has confirmed the Trespass Against Us UK release date is now set for March. And they’ve launched a new UK trailer to get us all in the mood for the crime drama/thriller. Continue reading

LFF 2015: High-Rise Review

High-Rise-Revew-LFF-2015Having given us exclusively original movies since his 2009 debut, Down Terrace, Ben Wheatley makes his first adaptation with J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel, High-Rise. Continue reading

A24 Acquires Michael Fassbender-Led Trespass Against Us & Slow West

Michael-Fassbender-Kodi-Smit-McPhee-in-Slow-West-sliceA24 has been one of my favourite new distributors to emerge in the past few years. The company was founded back in 2012 and made its first appearance with Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III. Since then, it has released more than a dozen movies, and made a huge name for itself on the festival circuit, acquiring some very high-profile projects. The label has announced that it’s acquired John Maclean’s 19th century Western thriller, Slow West, ahead of the film’s premiere at Sundance 2015, as well as Adam Smith’s crime drama, Trespass Against Us, both starring Michael Fassbender.

Recently announced as part of the initial line-up for Sundance 2015, playing in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition, Maclean’s New Zealand production Slow West revolves around the young Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Fassbender.

Set at the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas, a mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way.

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Rookie Tom Cruise Suits Up in First Deleted Scene from Edge of Tomorrow Blu-ray

Edge-of-Tomorrow-Character-Poster-Tom-Cruise-sliceDoug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow is easily one of my favourite films of the year so far, serving as a shining example of a sci-fi/action blockbuster eager to add something new to the genre.

One of the most pleasant surprises about the film was the way it blended comedy into the script, something most sci-fi blockbusters are doing away with in favour of a dark and gritty feel.

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt both put in exceptional leading performances, and with the film arriving on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD next week on our shores, we’ve got the first deleted scene from the film to share, courtesy of Warner Bros.

The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.

But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

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Explosive New Trailer for Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt

Edge-of-Tomorrow-Theatrical-Poster-sliceDoug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow has long been one of my most anticipated moves of the year, promising some of the greatest action any sci-fi blockbuster has to offer over the summer season.

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are a big part of why I’ve been so excited about it for so long, and all that we’ve seen from the movie so far suggests it’s going to pay off for Warner Bros., and then some. With just a couple of weeks before it lands on our shores, an awesome new trailer has debuted over on TNT, giving us a new look at some of the explosive sequences we have to look forward to.

The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.

But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

Continue reading