Henry Cavill’s (Man of Steel, Mission: Impossible – Fallout) next anticipated role, especially if you’re a gamer, is the TV series The Witcher. With that said, he also is front and center in Night Hunter, a thriller about a cop named Marshall who has arrested Simon (Brendan Fletcher), a serial killer who seems to be two steps ahead of the game.
Catching the killer doesn’t end his overall game plan, as more deaths occur while he’s behind bars. Is there an accomplice who is helping Simon on his murderous quest?
Marshall and his colleagues (which includes Alexandra Daddario as a fellow cop and Ben Kingsley as a former judge out for justice) seem to be way in over their heads, and the trailer shows this thriller definitely has promise. Stanley Tucci (Beauty and the Beast), Nathan Fillion (The Rookie) and Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) round out the ensemble.
Writer/director David Raymond makes his feature writing and directing debut with Night Hunter. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Night Hunter, which is available now exclusively on DirecTV, hits On Demand and theaters on September 6.
While Jacob Tremblay may be the only kid in the Good Boys cast with an Oscar-winning movie (Room) to his credit, his two young co-stars aren’t exactly newbies. Brady Noon had a long-running role on Boardwalk Empire, while Keith L. Williams has a long list of TV credits, including The Goldbergs, Teachers, and an extended arc on The Last Man on Earth. We spoke to Tremblay about working with the other Good Boys, and he had great things to say about them. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jacob Tremblay)
If you’d told us 30 years ago that, in 2019, Hollywood superstars Harrison Ford and Kevin Costner would both make movies where they’re voicing canine characters, we never would have believed you. But here we are — Ford featured in the animated film The Secret Life of Pets 2, and Costner providing the voice for a real dog in The Art of Racing in the Rain. Costner told us that one reason why he took the role of Enzo is because the golden retriever’s character reminded him a lot of the most beloved dog he’s ever had. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kevin Costner)
The Art of Racing in the Rain is playing now in theaters.
Echo In The Canyon, a documentary that spotlights folk rock in 1960’s Los Angeles, hits Blu-ray and DVD on September 10 via Greenwich Entertainment.
Dubbed as the California Sound, folk rock was a fixture in the Los Angeles music scene thanks to the work of The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas. Musician Jakob Dylan serves as the interview for the Andrew Slater directed project. Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Michelle Phillips (The Mamas and the Papas), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), David Crosby, Eric Clapton, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) and Tom Petty (the musician’s last filmed interview) are among the artists who took part in the project.
Contemporary artists interviewed include Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones. The documentary, which amassed $3 million at the box office, also features a soundtrack which has Dylan covering tracks from the California Sound with various artists from the film. One of the songs include Dylan’s interpretation of The Beach Boy’s “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” which features Neil Young on vocals.
Andie MacDowell’s cinematic debut was back in 1984 with the underrated Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and since then she has starred in her share of iconic films (Four Weddings and a Funeral and Groundhog Day are just the tip of the iceberg). MacDowell’s daughter Margaret Qualley can currently be seen in a prominent role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
With Ready or Not, MacDowell plays Becky, a powerful matriarch whose son Alex (Mark O’Brien) has just been married to a woman named Grace (Samara Weaving). Grace becomes a pawn in the family’s deadly hide-and-seek game, as her new relatives are literally out to kill her (Alex, at least from the looks of the trailer, intends to keep her safe).
“There’s so many layers to this character,” said MacDowell who relished the complex layers of the role. “Because she has to be likable and she has to bring the daughter-in-law in and make her feel safe. But there is also a bit of malice underneath (her exterior).”
Click on the media bar to hear MacDowell discuss how her own father’s “blue blood” characteristics helped inform her role in Ready or Not:
Ready or Not, co-starring Adam Brody, opens August 21.
There’s no denying that Richard Dreyfuss is a talented actor, and he’s got the Oscar to prove it. Lately, though, it seems those talents have been squandered in a series of nondescript films with little box office potential. Maybe it’s just his age — at 71, there probably aren’t a lot of plum roles available for him anymore, but he clearly loves his work. And while his passion for acting often elevates his performances above the material he’s given, that won’t be enough to lift Astronaut out of a low orbit.
The film starts out feeling awfully reminiscent of Willy Wonka and theChocolate Factory, except this movie’s golden ticket is a seat aboard the first commercial space flight and it’s the young boy pushing his old, ailing grandfather to enter, instead of the other way around. Along the way, though, the film pivots into something resembling Rain Man, as Dreyfuss’s character, Angus, becomes overly fixated on a geological anomaly that could doom the mission. Ultimately, it feels like a bait-and-switch move: The movie we wind up with is not the one we think we’re getting during the first reel.
Not helping matters is the script from Shelagh McLeod, a veteran actress making her feature film debut as a writer and director. Angus is the only character in the film who’s fully fleshed out; the others feel like one-dimensional stereotypes in service of Angus’s story. You’ve got the unconditionally supportive grandson, the overly worried daughter, the sternly disapproving son-in-law, and the rich entrepreneur who will stop at nothing in the race to become the first commercial player in space.
It’s a shame, really, because Angus is a compelling character. He’s a 75-year-old widower, and one of his greatest disappointments in life came when NASA denied his bid to become a mission specialist in the Space Shuttle program. So when Marcus (Colm Feore), the rich entrepreneur, sponsors an online contest for the last seat aboard his first space flight, Angus defies the rules and lies about his age to enter the contest. He’s a character defined by his obsessions — getting into space, holding on to the last vestiges of his wife’s life, and his life’s work, geology.
That final obsession propels the last half of the movie, as Angus becomes more and more focused on convincing Marcus and his associates that his maiden space voyage is a disaster waiting to happen. But the constant rock talk gets a little tiresome and tends to drag the film down. Angus’s journey ends in a way that is predictably telegraphed by the film, but still carries some emotional resonance. Not enough, though, to overcome the script’s deficiencies.
Ultimately, while this Astronaut wants to soar skyward, it doesn’t quite have the right equipment to get it into the stratosphere.