Neon has released the first trailer for Shirley, its Sundance Film Festival pickup that stars Elisabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg.
The Josephine Decker-directed thriller is set in the mid-1960s and centers on Rose (Odessa Young) and Fred (Logan Lerman), a couple that moves to a small Vermont college town in pursuit of a job for Fred as an assistant professor of literature. They receive an offer for free room and board from professor Stanley Hyman (Stuhlbarg), as long as Rose agrees to spend time cleaning up the home and looking after his wife, acclaimed horror author Shirley Jackson (Moss). The ensuing psycho-drama becomes the inspiration for Jackson’s next work.
Check out the trailer for Shirley below:
The trailer showcases the film that displays one of Moss’ most gloriously demented performances to date. Moss has already delivered one of the year’s best performances thanks to her work in The Invisible Man, which debuted in theaters and hit PVOD in March. An actress who feels like she can do no wrong, this movie, in particular, finds her playing in a narrative full of spiraling musical melodies and twisting cuts. Moss also produced the film alongside the likes of screenwriter Gubbins, Christine Vachon of Killer Films, and former HBO Entertainment president Sue Naegle.
Shirley marks director Josephine Decker’s return after earning raves for Madeline’s Madeline. And also finds Decker marking new collaborations with cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen (Rams, Victoria) and composer Tamar-kali (Mudbound). Sarah Gubbins penned the script for the film, based on Susan Scarf Merrell’s 2015 novel of the same name.
Neon acquired Shirley for a low-seven figures deal when the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Auteur Filmmaking in Park City. Neon is coming off a bit of a hot streak. The studio is still riding high after Parasite‘s awards-season run that ended with a historic Best Picture Oscar win.
This is Grizzly Bomb’s Trailer Round for April the 12th in the year of 2013…
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When you saw the first Hangover film, did you think it would make a great trilogy? Someone did. So here it is. The triumphant conclusion to the story that doesn’t appear to have an ending. You know it will be good when it returns back to where the first film has already been. Here we go again, again.
The Wolf Pack returns to Vegas on what appears to be a mission fulfilling the wishes of deceased father in law Sid Garner. Or, at least, that is what I believe the plot to be. The only thing confirmed from the trailer is that giraffe dismemberment is hilarious.
Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Melissa McCarthy, Zach Galifianakis, Jamie Chung, Justin Bartha, John Goodman, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, and Ed Helms.
Release Date: May 24, 2013
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Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) is an ex-criminal. But like father, like son. Go figure? His son ends up in the hospital after a heist gone wrong, and Sternwood has to get him out. So this should be the perfect opportunity for Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy) to put Sternwood behind bars for good. Wait, no. That would be too simple.They grab my interest when they attach the name Ridley Scott in the opening sequence. Does this mean it will be a great film? No. It just means they have my attention.
Director: Eran Creevy
Stars: James McAvoy, David Morrissey, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Jason Flemyng, Peter Mullan, Johnny Harris, and Elyes Gabel.
Release Date: March 15, 2013 UK
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This seems to be one of those dry indie comedies that I find difficult to relate to. Though it is considered a comedy, it has evident dark tones. That being the case, I wouldn’t expect our presented “protagonist” to advance or become any better by the films end. Therefore, with no relatable characters, I would fail to have my usual cathartic experience. This is often the case with dark comedies.
Why should you see it? Well, heck. It’s got Ron Swanson in it, now doesn’t it? Not really, but Nick Offerman is in his typical form which I am sure is quite entertaining. The more screen time he gets, the better this movie will be.
Director: Bob Byington
Stars: Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson, Jess Weixler, Stephanie Hunt, Marshall Bell, Kate Lyn Sheil, and Kevin Corrigan.
Release Date: March 8, 2013
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This seems like an endearing little piece with a large cast that I very much enjoy. The trailer shows what appears to be a great representation of modern love in a divorced society. Selfishness motivates most of our decisions, and because of it, we let things go that we shouldn’t, and we give up on things that deserve our attention.Sometimes, it’s tragic how dependable we can be on other human beings. Love is the overpowering emotion that convinces us many times that the unreasonable is reasonable. I know this description seems complex, but it is all invoked from this trailer. So it seems like a pretty interesting movie.
Director: Josh Boone
Stars: Logan Lerman, Lily Collins, Jennifer Connelly, Kristen Bell, Stephen King, Greg Kinnear, Liana Liberato, Nat Wolff, Spencer Breslin, and Patrick Schwarzenegger.
Release Date: June 14, 2013
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I feel like this movie will succeed. Hear me out. Everyone was a bit disappointed with the flat, explosion friendly Die Hard 5. They felt a little bit better when Olympus Has Fallen came out. They felt that their Die Hard void had been filled. So people will enter into the summer movie madness remembering that they enjoyed a film where the White House was under attack from foreign invaders.
So enter White House Down. It is very Red Dawn ish. Which, I love. It cannot be determined if the invaders are foreign or domestic, but judging upon the Lincoln quote, probably domestic. It’s like Red Dawn meets Die Hard 4.
Director: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Jason Clarke, Joey King, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, Rachelle Lefevre, and Jimmi Simpson.
Hey everyone! Percy Jackson is having another movie! This is so awesome because the Lightning Thief was so darn good! Hello? Anyone still listening? Probably not. I doubt that even Percy Jackson fans care about the latest on the movie adaptations of their beloved book series. Not to mention Fox studio’s intentions to rush the film out for a 2012 release, this movie has bad written all over it. Check out a little more info from IGN below:
Well, we’re getting a Percy Jackson sequel, like it or not. The Los Angeles Times reports that Fox 2000 has “exercised the option” on star Logan Lerman — in other words, he’s coming back for the sequel whether he likes it or not too. And director Thor Freudenthal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) has been hired to replace the first film’s Chris Columbus.
Hopefully Logan Lerman isn’t going to half ass it because he has no choice in the matter but honestly, in the age of sequels not happening because of lackluster first round box office outings, I can’t figure out why this one is happening. The first film grossed 88 million domestically with a budget of 95 million. That spells flop to me. But worldwide it had a gross of 226 million bucks so maybe they’re depending on the foreign market. To me the film was just “ok”, it didn’t really move or wow me in any way and it definitely was not the next Harry Potter. My 54 year old dad actually liked it better than me, which I still can’t figure out to this day. He simply states “that he has better movie taste than Doc Kronner and myself.” I hate to break it to him on this father’s day weekend that he is mistaken, but he probably won’t care since there is another Percy Jackson movie coming out.
The movie will not only follow the second book of the Jackson series, ‘Sea of Monsters’, but it is said to borrow elements from the other books as well. Purists of the series better prepare their diapers for this one.