Smh. Why, Joaquin? Simply, why? You have everything going for you: a streak of critically-acclaimed indies flirting with golden statues (Her, Inherent Vice) and Marvel even went strong to the hoop to recruit you for Dr. Strange. Why intentionally regress with a writer/director that has dug himself an immense hole with over a decade-long streak of box-office posion and critical leprosy? Yes, Deadline is reporting that Phoenix is “in talks” to re-team with M. Night Shyamalan on a new project. Phoenix of course starred in M. Night’s well-regarded Signs in 2002 and 2004′s The Village, the one that initiated his Hollywood downfall. Sigh.
As 2015 continues the revived “goldern era of television,” where, on a seemingly daily basis, a new show on either a burgeoning online outlet (Netflix/Hulu) or an established cable network (HBO, Showtime) pops up with good reviews and high-quality production value. With so many options, it’s hard to decide what to give a shot! I’m here to advocate for BBC’s brutal and addictive serial killer crime drama, The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan.
YES. YES. YES. I’m a huge sucker for indie horror films that push the genre forward. Under The Skin and The Babadook were two of my favorite films last year. And now it looks like we’ve got another possible hit on our hands with The Witch. The film debuted at Sundance, receiving a lot of positive buzz and awards recognition. Now, a new trailer for The Witch has hit the web and it is spine-tinglingly good. Hit the jump for more.
Ridley Scott’s The Martian is certainly one of the most anticipated movies of the year. From its interplanetary stuggle-to-survive story, to the incredible cast that includes: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Kata Mara, Sean Bean, Donald Glover and Kristen Wiig (just to name a few), it’s got all the ingredients to be a bonafied blockbuster with shots at awards glory, as well. The plot is pretty straightfoward, but this new trailer reveals some new tidbits that serve to keep this film atop your anticipation list. More after the break.