Casting on 'True Detective' season 2 has been equal parts crapshoot, publicist spin and investigative free-for-all, but where we thought a female lead had been narrowed between 'Mad Men''s Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams, the dam has burst wide open to suggest that Jessica Biel, Rosario Dawson, Marvel favorite Jaimie Alexander and at least 4 more names are all in the running for our next 'True Detective' mystery.
Released in 2002 and based on the book of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis, 'The Rules of Attraction' featured an ensemble cast including hot young stars like James van der Beek and Jessica Biel in an interweaving, darkly comedic series of narratives set at a New Hampshire college. Van der Beek's character, Sean Bateman, was the younger brother of Patrick Bateman, the lead character from Ellis' 'American Psycho,' immortalized on screen by Christian Bale just a couple of years prior. While 'The Rules of Attraction' wasn't the hit that 'American Psycho' was with audiences, the film went on to quickly gain cult status. 12 years later, we revisit the cast and see what they're up to now.
Many of Alfred Hitchcock's movies, from 'Psycho' to 'Vertigo' to 'Rear Window,' are about voyeurism, so the idea of peering into Hitchcock's own previously hidden private life does make a certain amount of sense. But if 'Hitchcock' resonates with some of the Master of Suspense's ideas, it's never faithful to his spirit. Hitch would never have put his name on a film so full of lame pop psychology and so bereft of excitement, tension and humor. Which is a shame, since the title of this movie is his name.
In the grand tradition of Hollywood there are dueling Alfred Hitchcock projects in the works -- 'The Girl,' an HBO original feature starring Toby Jones as the master of horror, and 'Hitchcock,' starring Anthony Hopkins with the giant double-chin. We've got the first official 'Hitchcock' trailer and we're pleasantly surprised to discover this is Helen Mirren's movie.
It's been four years since Pascal Laugier released his fantastic French horror film 'Martyrs,' but the director has returned with his latest effort, 'The Tall Man,' an English language film co-produced by star Jessica Biel.
We've got a new clip from the film featuring a bloodied and frantic Biel on the search for her missing son.
Len Wiseman is good at what he does -- and what he does is make mindless action films. Unfortunately, that makes him a poor choice to direct a remake of 'Total Recall,' since what makes the material so great is the fact that it's anything but mindless.
Wisemen is totally uninterested in the very thing that makes 'Total Recall' interesting -- namely its poker-faced presentation of a story with two totally viable interpretations. Is what we're watching really happening? Or is it all a dream? In investigating the nature of reality amidst a barrage of chases and fight scenes, the first 'Total Recall' was a unique pleasure: an action movie with brains and brawn. Wiseman strips away the subtext and ambiguity, puts his head down, and barrels along from one scene to the next.
Are you guys ready for some action? Before you answer that, we should clarify: Are you ready for a 'Total Recall' featurette that focuses on how they filmed the action sequences? If you answered yes to the second question, read on to check it out. If you answered yes to the first question, sorry, we're not sorry.
Pascal Laugier's 'Martyrs' is one of the most startling and upsetting horror movies in recent memory, a vicious and unrelenting experience that tends to leave viewers speechless and often furious. It's the kind of movie that defines a career. In other words, 'The Tall Man,' his American debut, has a lot to live up to and the latest trailer gives us a taste of what to expect.