Author Stephen King is making a big cinematic comeback in 2017. A new adaptation of his 1986 horror-classic It is opening in theaters this September, and is expected to be a two-part installation with the second film following soon after. Before It hits theaters, however, another Stephen King adaptation will see a nationwide release in the form of The Dark Tower. Based on the final novel in his eight-part series, The Dark Tower, the film follows a man named Roland Deschain, the Last Gunslinger, who faces off with the Man in Black, Walter O’Dim, in an effort to stop him from destroying the Dark Tower, a mystical building that serves as the center of all universes. In writing the series, King drew inspiration from several sources, including the Arthurian Legend, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the American West. Continue reading →
Happy Halloween! October is traditionally known for the fall season and for hosting Halloween on the last day of the month. Likewise film distributors tend to look at October as a good time to release horror and slasher films for Halloween on fight-seeking audiences across the country, and around the world. October, however, has a long history of major motion picture releases that is not strictly limited to the horror genre. Read on to see our list of impressive October releases, and enjoy your Halloween Weekend! Continue reading →
Trailer for The Magnificent Seven, which will play at this year’s TIFF.
The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival is taking place between September 8th and September 18th. As usual the festival features an extensive line-up of impressive contenders. Check out the full line-up of movies with IMDB’s TIFF 2016 Guide by clicking here
Meanwhile back home, if you’re planning on seeing a movie this weekend, check out the new Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino) drama Sully, based on the events surrounding Captain Chelsey Sullenberger‘s miraculous 2009 landing of a commercial airliner in New York’s Hudson River. Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan) stars in the role of Sully, and is joined onscreen by Aaron Eckhardt (Thank You For Smoking, The Dark Knight), and Laura Linney (Mystic River, The Savages). The film already received high marks at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year, so chances are it will be worth your time to see. Enjoy the weekend!
We first heard about a film adaptation of Captain Chelsey Sullenberger‘s miraculous 2009 landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River back in June of 2015. Now a year later, we have a full-length trailer for the upcoming drama, affectionately titled Sully, from director Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino, American Sniper). Based on the book co-authored by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, the film takes a look at the political and procedural implications surrounding Sullenberger’s miraculous effort that ended up saving all 155 passengers on board, although the trailer is reminiscent of the 2012 drama Flight with Denzel Washington. Starring as Sullenberger is Oscar-winner Tom Hanks (Saving Private Ryan, Bridge of Spies), who is joined onscreen by Anna Gunn (Enemy of the State, Breaking Bad), Aaron Eckhart (Thank You For Smoking, The Dark Knight), Sam Huntington (Detroit Rock City, Superman Returns), and Laura Linney (Mystic River, The Exorcism of Emily Rose). The film is scheduled for release this September 16th. Check out the trailer here on MADE…and enjoy the 4th of July weekend!
Warner Bros. studios recently announced that director Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino, J. Edgar) will be leading a new drama about Captain Chelsey Sullenberger and his miraculous and heroic landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River in 2009. Eastwood will be working with producers Frank Marshall (Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future) and Allyn Stewart (Man of the House, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) from an adaptation of Sullenberger’s memoir Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters by screenwriter Todd Komarnicki (Elf, Meet Dave). Details as to who will be appearing in the film are still unavailable (likely seeing as the film was just announced) but we will be keeping an ear out for upcoming news. Stay tuned!
This week I was able to see an early screening of director Clint Eastwood‘s upcoming biographical drama American Sniper. The movie was adapted for the big screen by Jason Hall (Spread, Paranoia) from the book by Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, and James Defelice and chronicles Kyle’s four tours in the Middle East during the War on Terror. It is easy to see Eastwood’s style of filmmaking shine through, especially with the cinematography and camera-work, and the portrayals of Chris and Taya Kyle by Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper and Golden Globe-nominee Sienna Miller is pretty impressive. What strikes you most about the plot, however, is not necessarily Kyle’s reputation as the most lethal sniper in US military history, but rather the apparent strain that Kyle’s military service has on his personality and his perception of his role in the war and his family life. Eastwood also does a fine job of really pulling you into Kyle’s environment, often building up very intense combat scenarios that you can only see from Kyle’s perspective. Ultimately it was a very entertaining watch, filled with drama, suspense, and yes, some pretty graphic images at times. I would definitely recommend seeing this one. I can’t really provide a comparison to the book seeing as I haven’t read it, but if I do while it’s still in theaters I’ll let you know what I think. You can see American Sniper in theaters this Friday, January 16th. Enjoy!
Last week we posted about the upcoming drama American Sniper from director Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Jersey Boys), based on the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who served four tours of duty in Afghanistan. The movie is based on Kyle’s autobiographical book, and stars Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, Silver Linings Playbook) and Sienna Miller (Casanova, Stardust) as Chris and Taya Kyle. Check out the trailer here on MADE. The movie is scheduled for release on January 16th.
Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood‘s new drama, American Sniper, will be opening in theaters on January 16th. The film stars Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) as Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle, who recounts his experience in Afghanistan and his 150 confirmed kills. Sienna Miller (Casanova, Stardust) also stars in the film as Kyle’s wife, Taya, and the effects of war on the couple’s family and individual life is depicted through their own separate perspectives. The script comes from Chris Kyle’s autobiography of the same name and was adapted for the screen by Jason Hall (Spread, Paranoia). Eastwood’s last film, an adaptation of the Broadway musical Jersey Girls, was attacked by critics for being a drab alternative to the more energetic and entertaining musical, but when it comes to material on warfare, his style of film making is usually right on par. I guess we’ll find out a month from now, keep an eye out for an upcoming trailer.
This year the Chicago International Film Festival will celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary. Founded in 1964 by Michael Kutza, and recognized as the first international film festival in North America, the organization has gained worldwide recognition for bringing independent and international films and their creators to Chicago audiences. Over the years a number of big names in the film industry have been highlighted or attended, including Al Pacino, Clint Eastwood, Charlton Heston, Martin Scorsese, Mel Brooks, Morgan Freeman, Halle Barry, and Edward Norton. This year the festival will open tomorrow, October 9th with Miss Julie from Scandinavian director Liv Ullmann, starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, and Samantha Morton at the Harris Theater at 205 E. Randolph Street in Chicago. The festival will run from October 9th to the October 23rd. For tickets and ordering information and for the full schedule and theater locations you can check out http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/festival/festival-guide/tickets/. Enjoy!!