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We've already written about our fondness for A24, the indie studio founded in 2012 that has gone on to produce some of the most compelling films of the last five plus years. In their latest, Josh and Ben Sadfie's Good Time, A24's committment to auteurs and their original visions is once again on display. Starring Robert Pattinson in what many critics are calling a game changer of a performance, Good Time follows his Constantine in a single, seriously insane night in New York in a grimy, helter skelter crime caper that wowed viewers at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Constantine is on a mission to get his brother out of jail, and thanks to confident, visually arresting direction from the Sadfie's and performances, beginning with Pattinson's and including the rest of the cast (Jennifer Leigh, Barkhad Abdi, Cliff Moylan, Benny Safdie himself), Good Time is being hailed as a genre masterpiece, giving viewers the kind of ecclectic, electric jolt that former Cannes breakout films like Nicolas Winding Refn Drive and, way back when, Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction provided. The Safdies, like Refn and Tarantino, also know how to goose their film with killer music, in this case, it's original work from OneOhTrix Point Never and Iggy Pop. But don't just take our word for it; critics from Vulture, the AV Club, indieWire, Variety, the Hollywood Reporter and TheWrap have all gushed about the film.
Here's Good Time's synopsis, and check out the wild trailer below:
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance. Anchored by a career-defining performance from Robert Pattinson, GOOD TIME is a psychotic symphony of propulsive intensity crafted by two of the most exciting young directors working today. Josh and Benny Safdie’s transcendent vision is an intoxicating portrait of desperation and destruction that will not be soon forgotten.
Good Time hits theaters on August 11, 2017.
Featured image: Good Time key art. Courtesy A24.
Ryan Reynolds has confirmed that production on Deadpool 2 has officially begun. Your creatives behind-the-scenes include John Wick and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch, cinematographer Johnthan Sela, and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. We just happened to have interviewed Sela, Reese and Wernick in the past, and can attest to their immense skills. The Cabin in the Woods and The Martian writer Drew Goddard (yup, we interviewed him too) also came in to help fine-tune the script, and now, they've begun principal photography.
While the production will be kept under wraps (as much as humanly possible in our age of frenzied media attention and smart phones), we've been following this film for a while, including the casting. Japanese Actress Shioli Kutsuna joined Josh Brolin (cast as X-Force leader Cable) and Atlanta's breakout star Zazie Beets as Domino as the new faces joining Deadpool alums Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapacic (Colossus) and Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead).
We'll keep you posted on all things Deadpool 2 until you're finally sitting down in the theater to see the film on June 1, 2018.
Gone are the days of movie promotion being limited to red carpet screenings. Publicity teams are now going above and beyond to surprise fans with interactive experiences. Crews are building elaborate setups to create these pranks where unsuspecting movie goers are getting up close with onscreen characters. Last year’s The Conjuring 2 terrified audiences with a spooky surprise (and a hilarious ending.)
Now Sony has released a clip of Spider-Man swinging into Starbucks to pick up his cold brew. Fellow coffee drinkers are at first confused when they hear the superhero’s name called, then shocked to see him drop from the ceiling. Adult patrons tend to get a good scare, but his younger fans are loving it. This Spider-Man has some real moves, too. After taking some selfies and properly caffeinating, he flips into action.
The stunt is, of course, promoting the upcoming Marvel movie Spider-Man: Homecoming. Tom Holland stars as the web-slinging superhero who is trying to save the world while passing high school. Check out the clip below and, as is tradition of every Marvel movie, keep your eyes peeled for a Stan Lee cameo. Hint: he doesn't want to miss an opportunity to snap a pic of his creation in action.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters July 7.
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