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Rebel in the Rye Trailer #1 (2017) “Imagine a Book You’d Want to Read; Then Go Write It!”

*Text from Coming Soon
Rebel in the Rye is the story of the life and mind of the legendary and secretive author J.D. Salinger. Through his rebellious youth, the bloody front lines of World War II, enduring great love and terrible loss, a life of rejection to the pages of The New Yorker, and the PTSD-fueled writer’s block that led to the birth of his iconic book “The Catcher in the Rye.”

The cast includes Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury RoadX-Men: Days of Futures Past), Kevin Spacey (House of CardsAmerican Beauty), Sarah Paulson (American Horror StoryCarol), Brian D’Arcy James (SpotlightMozart in the Jungle), Victor Garber (SicarioMilk), Zoey Deutch (Before I FallWhy Him?) and Hope Davis (American CrimeReal Steel).

Written and Directed by Danny Strong and adapted from Kenneth Slawenski’s biography, “J.D. Salinger: A Life,” Rebel in the Rye is financed by Black Label Media with Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill producing alongside Academy Award winner Bruce Cohen, Jason Shuman, and Strong.

The film is set to open on September 15, 2017.
Rebel in the Rye

My Favorite Scene: Sicario (2015) “Border Crossing”

Today’s Election Day here in the United States, which means as you read this, there is every chance I am in a voting booth screaming and banging my head against the wall.  So, I decided to forgo anything thematic and focus on what appears to be the upcoming weekend’s science fiction masterpiece, The Arrival, and more specifically Denis Villeneueve.  He first popped on to my radar with the amazing Incendies, then I am still trying to recover from Prisoners, but for most audiences he went mainstream with last year’s Sicario. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Sicario (2015) “Border Crossing”

Movie Review: Sicario (2015) *Villeneuve Delivers a Tense Masterpiece*

Emily Blunt, Sicario

There are a lot of big movies coming out this week and in the weeks to come.  I hope, in all of that, word of mouth and critical acclaim gets people out to see director Denis Villeneueve deliver a crime drama masterpiece in Sicario.  Villeneueve has shown in Prisoners and Incendies (both must-sees) that he is a savant at building tension to near-unbearable levels.  In his previous films, that tension was mostly confined to interpersonal moments in small films.  Sicario is a crime epic on the scale of Heat. Continue reading Movie Review: Sicario (2015) *Villeneuve Delivers a Tense Masterpiece*

Trailer Time: Sicario Trailer #1 (2015) *Villeneuve’s Next Masterpiece?*

Denis Villeneueve is one of the most underrated, talented and messed-up directors working today.  Between Incendies and Prisoners, he’s made two of the most brilliantly disturbing films I’ve ever seen, and it looks like Sicario is going to do it to us again.  The good news is that it opens in the wasteland that is September so this gives us something to look forward to aside from The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.  In a year where the only noteworthy lead performance by an actress in a film was Alicia Vikander in Ex Machina, I’m rooting for Emily Blunt to finally get some recognition for being one of the most versatile and talented actresses working.  Sicario opens on September 18, 2015.
Emily Blunt, Sicario

In Spanish, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past, the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.

Emily Blunt, Sicario

Trailer Time: DC’s Heroes of Tomorrow Trailer #1 (2015 – The CW) *Plus Series Synopsis*

The CW has been the standard bearer for quality comic book TV shows, first launching Arrow, then this season upping the ante with The Flash.  Next year, they’re spinning a third show out of both previous installments with DC’s Heroes of Tomorrow.  It started with Brandon Routh’s The Atom and the buzz around his run this season on Arrow, but soon we were hearing other heroes and villains in the mix: Hawkgirl, Heatwave, Capt. Cold, and the time-travelling Rip Hunter.  The CW has today released the first trailer and the synopsis for the series, and I’m a little skeptical, but they’ve yet to be anything but stellar.  If DC’s films were run like their TV series, I’d be a whole lot more optimistic about their properties headed to the big screen.  DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will premiere this fall on The CW.

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? 

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”), Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” Superman Returns), Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”), Caity Lotz (“Arrow”), Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”), and Franz Drameh (Edge of Tomorrow), with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”) and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”).

Based on the characters from DC Comics, the new series hails from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Arrow”) serves as executive producer alongside Marc Guggenheim (Eli StonePercy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Warehouse 13″) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” Pan).