Tag: johncusack

The Wonderful World of DTV - A Review of Steven C Miller's Arsenal (2017)

Last year I had written an article on film director Steven C Miller and how his films had a noticeable rise in quality from the usual DTV fare. At the time his latest film had just been released. Marauders (2016)...

Trailer for Spike Lee's CHI-RAQ

I'm a huge fan of Greek tragedy, and I remain a fan of Spike Lee, despite some recent missteps in a few films. His latest, Chi-Raq, will be released in the US on December 4th, and it looks pretty awesome,...

Review: DRAGON BLADE, Thrilling Fights And Beautiful Shots, Yet Sentimental To A Fault

Daniel Lee's war drama suffers from too much naivety that cannot be counterbalanced by its technical qualities. Grossing more than $50 million only a few days after its release in local theaters, the Chinese blockbuster revolves around the "true" story...

Review: LOVE & MERCY, That's What You Need Tonight

"I was sittin' in a crummy movie with my hands on my chin..."  That's not a statement in regards to the film this review is covering. Rather, it's the first line of the song of this movie's namesake. Brian Wilson's...

Udine 2015 Review: War Drama DRAGON BLADE Might Be The New UNESCO Representative

The Udine Far East Film Festival (FEFF) opened its 17th edition with a bang. Not only did the Italian festival hold the world premiere of the international cut of Dragon Blade, it also managed to have Jackie Chan himself introducing...

Review: MAPS TO THE STARS, Cold, Dreary, And Dull

This doesn't bode well. For the second film in a row, David Cronenberg has made a stinker. Yes, there were some bits in Cosmopolis that didn't suck, but it was hardly vintage DC. As I mentioned in my review for...

Final Trailers For Historical Actioner DRAGON BLADE

With the premiere of Daniel Lee's big budgeted historical epic Dragon Blade, starring Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrian Brody, is just around the corner, the final two trailers has been posted to promote the release.         Jackie...

MAPS TO THE STARS: Deliciously Dark US Trailer and Poster Revealed

We're all ScreenAnarchying over here at the sight of the new US poster and trailer for Maps to the Stars, the latest tale of humanity gone awry from David Cronenberg, and it looks fantastic. Here's the official press release:Julianne Moore won...

Watch John Cusack And Adrien Brody Throw Their (Dwindling) Careers Away In DRAGON BLADE Trailer. God Knows What Jackie Chan's Doing ...

Here's the thing about the three leads of upcoming period set martial arts film Dragon Blade: Jackie Chan doesn't give a shit about his English language work, hasn't for a very long time, and doesn't even bother to hide this...

Watch One Tough Granny In Clip From Brian Trenchard Smith's DRIVE HARD

We have a clip to share with you from Drive Hard, the latest from Ozploitation great Brian Trenchard-Smith. In the clip, stars John Cusack and Thomas Jane cross paths with a justice seeking granny. Former race car driver Peter Roberts (Thomas Jane)...

MAPS TO THE STARS UK Trailer: David Cronenberg Points To Betrayal

With David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars preparing to launch in UK cinemas on September 26, a new (safe for work) trailer has been prepared. It's very similar to the red-band trailer that came out earlier this year, before the film...

Cannes 2014 Review: Cronenberg's MAPS TO THE STARS Gets Lost Along The Way

This doesn't bode well.For the second film in a row, David Cronenberg has made a stinker. Yes, there were some bits in Cosmopolis that didn't suck, but it was hardly vintage DC. As I mentioned in my review for that...

Red Band Trailer For Cronenberg's MAPS TO THE STARS

[Video removed at producer's request. Evidently this is a sales trailer that was not intended for the public.]Cronenberg's back and he's getting his kink on with this new, NSFW trailer for his upcoming Maps To The Stars. And while it's...

Image Entertainment Drives Off With U.S. Rights For Brian Trenchard-Smith's DRIVE HARD

Image Entertainment has nabbed the U.S. rights for cult director Brian Trenchard-Smith's Drive Hard, starring John Cusack and Thomas Jane. The film was bankrolled by Vancouver based production company Odyssey Media Inc. Odyssey has a track record that includes such...

Elijah Wood Tickles The Ivories In Spanish Trailer For GRAND PIANO

Meet Elijah Wood, concert pianist. Concert pianist with a sniper rifle (wielded by John Cusack, no less) aimed at his head. Performance anxiety much? That's the basic scenario behind Eugenio Mira's Grand Piano, soon to premiere at Fantastic Fest and...

Sitges 2013 to Open With GRAND PIANO

My favourite fantastic film festival has come out of the gate swinging with the first announcement of titles for the 2013 edition, and so far it's a pretty exciting line-up. The festival will open with local favourite Eugenio Mira's Grand...

Tribeca 2013 Review: ADULT WORLD, An Obnoxious, Self-Consciously Quirky Would-Be Comedy

Like most other festivals, the Tribeca Film Festival is filled with films good, bad, and mediocre, but the nadir of my cinematic experiences here so far is certainly Scott Coffey's Adult World, a would-be comedy and self-described "satire" that is...