Go a whole hour without make a sound. You can’t sit still; you have to go about your daily life, but you can’t make a sound. If you do, you die. That simple sonic twist is the bread and butter on which John Krasinski (who both stars in and artfully directs the film) bases A Quiet Place. Alien invasions have been done to death. Post-apocalyptic is so last decade. Everything in A Quiet Place is something that’s been done before, but never, to my knowledge, with sound as the difference between life and death.
Back to you, trying to be quiet, what are you doing? Reading? Did you drop your book? You died. Laughed at something clever in the writing? Dead. Now, what if you had to live in a barren world with those kind of stakes, gather food, raise your family, communicate, protect yourself, just simply walk…..with no noise or you die. A Quiet Place is a familiar thing done in an original way and the result is and extraordinarily tense, well-acted, unforgettable film.
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Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. This week has three 2016 movies opening wide, five 2017 movies opening, and a much-hyped Netflix series to consider for binge watching. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (1/13/2017): Silence, Patriots Day, Live by Night, Lemony Snicket and More!!!
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The first trailer has been released for Martin Scorsese‘s new film Silence, and it looks like he’s created another masterpiece. The film is very different from anything he’s done before. Scorsese has been trying to make this film for the past 28 years. Now he’s finally done it, and it looks like it was well worth the wait.
The story is set in the 17th century, and it centers on two Christian missionaries, played by Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, who embark on a mission to Japan in search of their missing mentor, played by Liam Neeson. This journey is described as their ultimate test of faith as they enter a land where Christianity is outlawed. It looks like this is something that they will be struggling with. Of course, the movie is sure to go beyond that basic premise.
This looks like a deep and powerful film that will go into questions of religious tolerance and explore the dangers of ministering the faith to the Japanese people during that time. There’s going to be plenty of stuff to chew on with this film.
Silence opens in theaters on December 23rd.
Silence, Martin Scorcese’s next film, will reunite him with Gangs of New York star Liam Neeson (the first 15 minutes of that film is one of my favorite openings of all-time) as well as Andrew Garfield and Ken Watanabe. The film will be an adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel about 17th century Jesuits who to try bring Christianity to isolated Japan. Scorsese has been trying to make this movie since 1991. It promises to be extremely different in tone than his recent films. Continue reading Martin Scorcese’s Next Project – Silence – Will Star Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Ken Watanabe