Tag: christophwaltz

Alexander Payne's DOWNSIZING Gets a Full-Sized Trailer

Alexander Payne's Downsizing has made stops on the festival circuit in Venice, Telluride and Toronto so far -- it will also be closing Fantastic Fest later this month -- and so it's time to take a look at its first...

DOWNSIZING Teaser: Matt Damon in Alexander Payne's Latest Suggests Size Isn't Everything

Alexander Payne's Downsizing opens the Venice Film Festival tonight and that occasions the first teaser, set to Talking Heads' very familiar tune "Once in a Lifetime." Matt Damon leads the cast, which includes Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Laura...

SPECTRE: New Trailer Pits 007 Against The Shadows Of His Past

Seems as if this Daniel Craig era of James Bond flicks has been about origins and shared histories and secret-secrets tucked nice and deep underneath even more secrets, which for a spy series makes some sense, especially when it seems...

SPECTRE: 007 Will Tangle With The Crime Syndicate In Teaser Trailer

The first teaser trailer for Spectre has arrived and it is very much a moody affair. It is limited in action but heavy in atmosphere. Just as the production has been mum on the plot details so is this trailer light...

Review: BIG EYES Goes Bleary In Spite Of Itself

You think you know a guy... For the whole of his directorial career, former animator Tim Burton has drawn an image of himself as Hollywood's foremost misunderstood weirdo. In a supposedly creative business and culture dominated by more-of-the-same, he was...

SPECTRE: New James Bond Film Title & Cast Announced

Daniel Craig is back in his penultimate iconic performance of James Bond in the new film, Spectre, which will be released in November 2015. And it looks like the rumors are true: Christoph Waltz will be playing the villain, though...

Review: THE ZERO THEOREM, A Step Back Into The Future

In Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem, the old master of visual overload and absurd humor heads back to his "Brazilian" roots. He tells the story of Qohen Leth, a schizophrenic futuristic data mathematician trying to find a solution for the...

Utopia: The Tel-Aviv International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film Announces First Titles

Presenting a marvelous banquet of fantastic titles with their first announcement, Utopia: The Tel-Aviv International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film has, in the proverbial sense, something for everyone -- as long as you have good taste in genre...

MOOD INDIGO And ZERO THEOREM To Open Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival

The Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival announced the first four titles of this year's lineup for our festival. Formerly the Dark Bridges Film Festival, we announced these four titles the other night during a screening of Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer at our home...

Gilliam's ZERO THEOREM Finds A US Home

Fans of Terry Gilliam rejoice, for word has just arrived that his latest effort - the Christoph Waltz starring oddity The Zero Theorem - has found a US home with Amplify and WellGo USA teaming up to release the film...

IMAGINE 2014 Promises THE RAID 2, THE WIND RISES And More

Come April 8th, the 2014 edition of Imagine begins, Amsterdam's annual genre film festival. This week the festival's website revealed the first few titles, and an impressive shortlist it is! First up: The Raid 2, which is much anticipated in...

Venice 2013 Review: THE ZERO THEOREM, A Step Back To The Future

In Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem, the old master of visual overload and absurd humor heads back to his "Brazilian" roots. He tells the story of Qohen Leth, a schizophrenic futuristic data mathematician trying to find a solution for...

Review: EPIC Follows The Blue Sky Blueprint For Family Entertainment

The latest production from Blue Sky Studios draws inspiration from The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Bug's Life, Antz, Avatar and others to tell a family-friendly tale of environmental harmony. I need to expand my critical vocabulary, though, because "clever and...

Cannes 2013: Why Would Someone Want To Blow Up Christoph Waltz?

A live broadcast of Canal Plus show Le Grand Journal - broadcasting from the Martinez beach during Cannes - was interrupted today when two blanks were fired into the air by a man holding what appeared to be a grenade...

DJANGO UNCHAINED Finally Cleared for China Release

Quentin Tarantino's epic western Django Unchained will finally be released in mainland China on 12 May, according to a statement issued yesterday by the film's distributors, Sony."There is tremendous excitement, anticipation and awareness for the film and we thank the...

UPDATE: DJANGO UNCHAINED Pulled From Chinese Screens On Opening Day

UPDATED: FilmBiz Asia has just reported that screenings of Django Unchained were stopped today after just a minute or two, and the film has been pulled from release. Cinema chains have cited "technical reasons" for the halt to all screenings of...

Oscar Rundown: ZERO DARK THIRTY, DJANGO UNCHAINED, LINCOLN

Most any seasoned film fan has at one time or another come to experience the annual Oscar race in varying parts exciting, perilous, exhausting, fun, and dismissible. If you're at all like me, your attention to this annual ritual (and...

BAFTA Honours ARGO, LES MISERABLES and SKYFALL

Last night saw the awards train hit London for the British Academy Film & Television Awards, with Ben Affleck's Argo, Tom Hooper's Les Miserables and Sam Mendes' Skyfall emerging as the big winners on the night. Since they were re-scheduled...

TTTT: An American Film Geek's Top 10 for 2012

Amid fiscal cliffs and digital revolutions, we are all adrift on a sea of change. Never mind that your boat-mate may be a hungry Bengal tiger, sometimes it's hard enough just to keep your head above water.To date, I've viewed...

Opening: DJANGO UNCHAINED, in a Time of Blood, Awards, and Massacres

Soon after Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained began screening for critics and industry members, a man made his way into a school in Newtown, Connecticut, shot and killed 20 children and six adults, and then killed himself. The massacre ignited yet...