November 2013 - Posts

Watch: See a Very Different Side of Vanessa Hudgens in Trailer for 'Gimme Shelter'

"Spring Breakers" star Vanessa Hudgens seems to be really going for it as she chops off her long feminine locks in the trailer for her upcoming movie, the gritty drama "Gimme Shelter." Based on a true story, "Gimme Center" centers on Agnes "Apple" Bailey (Hudgens), who runs away from her drug addicted mother (Rosario Dawson) to find her estranged father (Brendan Fraser). When she finds out she's pregnant, she's forced into another dire situation. Roadside Attractions opens the film Jan. 24.
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Exclusive Video: Bret Easton Ellis Explains Why 'The Canyons' is an 'Important' Film

With the Bret Easton Ellis-penned, Paul Schrader-directed Hollywood satire "The Canyons" out tomorrow on DVD and Blu-ray, Indiewire has obtained an exclusive clip from one of the bonus extras featured on the disc with Ellis, Schrader and star James Deen talking about the making of the largely Kickstarter-funded film. READ MORE: Paul Schrader Responds To 'Canyons' Controversy: It's "cinema for the post theatrical era." Watch the exclusive below:
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Watch: Lena Dunham, Adam Driver and the Rest of the Gang Are Back in the Trailer for Season Three of 'Girls'

"You know what, Adam? It's really liberating to say 'no' to *** you hate." Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver and Alex Karpovsky are back in the just-released trailer for the third season of "Girls." While the HBO comedy is sure to remain divisive in its third season, there's no denying it has a distinctive voice, and the video below is loaded with memorable lines. The series, which is executive produced by Dunham, Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, returns with two back-to-back episodes on January 12th at 10pm.
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Watch: An Overweight Teen Falls in Love With Her Much Older Doctor in 'Paradise: Hope' Trailer

Ahead of its Dec. 17 limited release, Strand Releasing has posted the trailer for "Paradise: Hope," Ulrich Seidl's third and final installment in his "Paradise" trilogy, which kicked off last year with the Cannes-competing "Paradise: Love" followed by "Paradise: Faith." This third film, which Indiewire's Eric Kohn called the most "warm-hearted" of the bunch, centers on an overweight teen (Melanie Lenz), as she endures the rigorous curriculum of a diet camp and falls in love with her much older doctor (Joseph Lorenz). Watch the trailer below:
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Josh Brolin Wields a Hammer in Exclusive Poster for Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'

With Spike Lee's anticipated remake of Park Chan-Wook's "Oldboy" gearing up for a Nov. 27 wide release, Indiewire has obtained an exclusive first peek at an alternate poster for the thriller. (Go here for the official poster that debuted online in July.) Check out the exclusive artwork below. And here's the film's trailer:
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Watch: Jason Schwartzman Stars in Wes Anderson's New (Prada) Short Film 'Castello Cavalcanti'

"Castello Cavalcanti," a short produced for Prada and written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wes Anderson, stars Jason Schwartzman and is set to premiere at the Rome Film Festival this upcoming weekend. The eight-minute film follows Jed Cavalcanti (Schwartzman) during the Molte Miglia rally in Italy in September of 1955. It may be made for a fashion label, but the aesthetics are pure Wes Anderson, incorporating dead center framing, wide angle symmetrical shots and the vibrant colors typical of his films' set design. Even the title of the short maintains Anderson's fondness for playful alliteration. Watch the film below:
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Watch: Stanley Tucci Lusts Over Alice Eve in Trailer for Neil LaBute's Latest

Tribeca Film has released the first trailer for "Some Velvet Morning," the thriller many critics have praised as a return to form for writer-director Neil LaBute since its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. Starring Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve, the film follows a man who arrives at the doorstep of his mistress after four years apart, claiming he has left his wife and wishes to rekindle their romance. The trailer highlights the playful moments between them but as she rejects his attempts, the tone of his visit devolves into a dark obsession. Check out The Playlist glowing review of the film here HERE and watch the trailer below:
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Band Featured in Film about Iranian Rock Scene Found Dead in Brooklyn Murder/Suicide

Members of The Yellow Dogs, an indie rock band formed in Tehran and based in Brooklyn were reportedly all found dead in their East Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment after one of the members, who had been kicked out of the band, allegedly carried out a murder-suicide. The Yellow Dogs were one of the bands featured in Bahman Ghobadi's "No One Knows about Persian Cats," which opened the Cannes Un Certain Regard section in 2009.  The film is held together by a narrative that takes place in the Tehran underground music scene, and it takes breaks along the way to feature bands in the music scene there. Here's a segment from the film, that features The Yellow Dogs:
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Watch: 'Treme' Prepares to Make Its Final Bows With the Trailer for Its Fourth and Last Season

HBO has released the trailer for the fourth and final season of "Treme," the New Orleans drama co-created by "The Wire" mastermind David Simon. The series has explored life in the Crescent City after Hurricane Katrina, with the final arc taking place 38 months after the storm. The abbreviated five-episode fourth season will premiere on December 1st at 9pm, with Wendell Pierce, Melissa Leo, Khandi Alexander, Steve Zahn, Clarke Peters, David Morse and the rest all returning for one last number. As Zahn's Davis McAlary says, "Music lives where it lives, brah -- you can't *** with that."
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Watch: Technology is a Killer in Horror Short 'Cause of Death: iOS 7'

In the spirit of post-Halloween nostalgia, a three minute horror short that takes a whole new fatal look at the iOS 7 feels like a perfect remedy.  In writer-director Alberto Belli's YouTube-uploaded film "Cause of Death: iOS7" technology nuisances fail to prevent a shadowy serial killer from taking out unsuspecting victim after victim. Moral of the story? From lengthy loading times to Siri malfunctions to unsent texts, technological glitches are not always merely glitches.  Check out the satirical horror short below: 
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