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The Homesman: First Trailer

– by ELI COLON –

Tommy Lee Jones’ western drama “The Homesman” centers on a claim-jumping rascal (Jones) and a frontierswoman (Hilary Swank) as they escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa and battle for harsh elemental conditions of the prairie.

I really enjoyed Jones’ 2005 film “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” which played like a modern-day western. “The Homesman” looks more like a straight entry into the genre, but also an interesting one. There appears to be a tricky balance between Jones’ slightly off-kilter character and the serious dangers he and his traveling companions must face.


Fathers and Daughters: Casting Updates

– by ELI COLON – Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood are the latest additions to Gabriele Muccino’s “Fathers and Daughters,” which already stars Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger, Kylie Rogers, Quvenzhane Wallis and Octavia Spencer. Crowe stars as a troubled father, and Seyfried as his adult daughter who lives in New York […][...]

22 Jump Street: First TV Spot

– by ELI COLON – Sony Pictures has released the first TV spot for “22 Jump Street.” This TV spot doesn’t feature much footage from the latest red band trailer, but it does include the new ending from the previous green band trailer, aloing with some other funny new bits featuring our duo (Jonah Hill […][...]

The Fault in Our Stars: Clip No. 1

– by ELI COLON – 20th Century Fox (via MTV) has released the first clip from “The Fault in Our Stars.” Based on the John Green novel of the same name, the film tells the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a teen who has been struggling with terminal cancer her entire life. Romance […][...]

Mrs. Doubtfire 2 is in the Works

– by ELI COLON – With $219 million, “Mrs. Doubtfire” ranks second on the 1993 domestic box office charts, just behind “Jurassic Park.” That was Robin Williams’ peak as a box office draw, so he was in no rush to make a sequel. Fox started developing a “Mrs. Doubtfire” sequel in 2001 when Williams’ “Jumanji” […][...]

God’s Pocket: First Trailer

– by ELI COLON – IFC Films has released the first trailer for “God’s Pocket.” This dark comedy/drama marks the feature directorial debut of “Mad Men” actor John Slattery and stars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as a man living in a ’70s working class neighborhood who runs into trouble when his unstable stepson is […][...]

Monster Trucks adds Thomas Lennon

– by ELI COLON – Deadline is reporting that Thomas Lennon will be joining Danny Glover, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan, Lucas Till and Holt McCallany in the live-action/animation hybrid “Monster Trucks.” Chris Wedge (“Ice Age”) is directing the project, which Paramount Animation hopes will kick off a franchise. Plot details from the script by Jonathan […][...]

A Million Ways to Die in the West: TV Ad

– by ELI COLON – Universal has released a new TV spot for Seth MacFarlane’s latest directorial feature, “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” From a script by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, the Western comedy revolves around a sheep farmer named Albert (MacFarlane) who chickens out from a gunfight, which results […][...]

The Giver: New Featurette

– by ELI COLON – The Weinstein Company has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for director Philip Noyce’s adaptation of the Lois Lowry novel “The Giver.” Written for the screen by relative newcomer Michael Mitnick, the story takes place in a utopian society where all memories of the past reside with a sage figure known […][...]

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