Michael Shannon might be the busiest actor of our time. In 2016 alone he starred in 10 films, including his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice corpse cameo and two unreleased films from the Tribeca Film Festival. Shannon continued his collaboration with Jeff Nichols with Midnight Special and Loving, he played Elvis Presley opposite Kevin Spacey’s President Nixon, he played a hilarious Texas sheriff in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, and reunited with Werner Herzog for Salt and Fire. And after all that, he even found time to put together the best red carpet outfit of all time.
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.
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.
I would like to formally apologize to the Park Avenue Screening Room for permanently denting two of their armrests. It couldn’t be helped. I was watching Green Room, which might be the most intense thriller of the last five years, and I needed somewhere to release all the tension. If the damage can’t be repaired, please send the bill to Jeremy Saulnier, the film’s director. It’s all his fault.
The life of a mid-to-lower-tier band on tour ain’t for the faint of heart. Sleepless nights spent driving the red-eye shift, siphoning gas to save a little pocket change, going days without showering, accidentally driving into the occasional cornfield — it takes a dedicated soul to see it through. But even months spent crashing on floors and couches in kindred souls’ apartments can’t measure up to the torrent of hell that befalls the Ain’t Rights, the tightly-knit punk outfit at the heart of Jeremy Saulnier’s supremely brutal new feature Green Room. Being hungry and smelly is unfun; accidentally witnessing a murder, getting locked in a small room by neo-Nazis hopped up on crank, and viciously picked off one by one is another matter entirely.
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.
One of the most unexpectedly pleasurable treats at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September was Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, a brutal, nasty thriller with the technically accomplished filmmaking to back it up. The indie filmmaker’s follow-up to his Sundance smash Blue Ruin was measured just right on all fronts, intense but not over-the-top, clever but not smart-alecky, alternativ
It’s been a rough week, but A24's teaser trailer for Green Room should perk you right up — and I say should because you need to get pumped about Jeremy Saulnier’s masterfully tense follow-up to Blue Ruin immediately. After playing on the festival circuit for a bit in 2015, Green Room is primed to become one of 2016's best films, and this teaser trailer aptly teases just a tiny taste of what’s in store.