It does the heart good to see someone as deserving as Macon Blair meeting with the success that’s been coming to him. He was such a gnarly treat in Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin and Green Room (portraying an ill-prepared vengeance-seeker in the former, a neo-Nazi flunky in the latter) and then made waves of his own this past January when his directorial debut I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore took home the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. A new announcement today indicates that he’s getting bumped up to the major leagues, with a bigger budget and name-brand stars at his disposal.
If you heard the title Rock Dog and made the reasonable assumption that the film is about a dog who rocks, then well done, you’ve cinched your saddle up on the basic premise of Lionsgate’s upcoming animated feature. Bodi (voiced by Luke Wilson) is a dog, who dreams of one day rocking. But this dog cannot rock — not yet, anyway. For the dog to attain his dreams of rock stardom, he’ll need the help of feline record producer Angus Scattergood (voiced by Eddie Izzard), a cartoon kitty version of Ralph Fiennes in A Bigger Splash. But the new trailer released today seems to indicate that rock is well within this dog’s abilities, and that after undergoing a substantial personal transformation, he will take up his rightful mantle as the one true rock dog. Rock Dog.
Another month, another trailer about talking animated animals. The latest in this category is Rock Dog, a movie about a Tibetan Mastiff who would rather be a musician than guard his herd of sheep. It’s a Chinese-American production based on the Chinese graphic novel Tibetan Rock Dog by Zheng Jun. The animation style feels a little simplistic until you really take a closer look to see the details like fur and grass and dust on a wool hat.
It’s Aloha all over again for Cameron Crowe, literally and figuratively, as the poorly-received Roadies will say goodbye. Showtime has officially opted not to order an encore set for the Imogen Poots music drama, stopping the show at only one season.
Cameron Crowe movies have been hit and miss over the last few years, leaving us curious if Showtime’s Roadies return to the vibe of Crowe’s Almost Famous can buck the trend. See for yourself, as Showtime released the full series premiere online, ahead of its formal debut.
Cameron Crowe fan or otherwise, we’re at least anxious for a look at the Almost Famous director’s new Showtime Roadies, debuting June 26. Thankfully, the network has obliged, adding Office vet Rainn Wilson into a new full-length trailer getting to know the characters.
Just as the other day gave us a first look at Showtime’s summer lineup of Ray Donovan Season 4, so too has its traveling companion Roadies put a new trailer on tour as well. See for yourself, as Cameron Crowe takes the crew through 60 shows in 43 cities.
Cameron Crowe’s Showtime music drama Roadies has been a long … well, road coming, between recasting and other retools, and now finally has a date for its first big show. The Almost Famous followup of sorts will officially premiere in June, also smoothly jamming out its first official trailer.