Peter Sarsgaard often plays guys you can’t help but hate. From his ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ character to his ‘An Education’ con man to his Chuck Traynor in ‘Lovelace,’ Sarsagaard has mastered playing seedy jerks who pray on the weaknesses of others. In Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Magnificent Seven,’ Sarsgaard takes on the role of the bad guy once more.
Awards season may be underway with the official start of the Toronto Film Festival, but the fall of 2016 picks up right where summer left off with Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Magnificent Seven,’ a loud and frenetic update of an old classic very few people were clamoring for. The question with any remake is why; why a new version and why one now? The movie just made its world premiere as the opening night film of TIFF 2016, and I still don’t have a satisfying answer to that question.
The mystery surrounding Twin Peaks extends to the Showtime cast itself, as despite at least three major additions, we don’t yet know the significance of any new roles, or plot. Said mystery deepens now that Peter Sarsgaard has joined the cast in an important role, and … well, we’ll always have coffee.
There are not one, but two recent films about renowned psychological experiments: the first is The Stanford Prison Experiment, based on the project of the same name, which hits VOD this Friday and is currently in select theaters. Then there’s Experimenter, starring Peter Sarsgaard as Stanley Milgram, the social psychologist known for his controversial “obedience experiments.” The new trailer for Experimenter gives us a peek inside the mind of the provocative experimenter himself.
By now you’re likely familiar with the story of Bobby Fischer, the young chess prodigy who became the youngest chess grandmaster in history. As he grew older, Fischer began to suffer from some mental issues, which is the main focus of the new film Pawn Sacrifice. The first trailer has arrived, featuring Tobey Maguire in the role of the older Fischer, struggling to prepare for one of the biggest chess matches of his life.
The Magnificent Seven has built itself an interesting cast, but they just lost one valuable member: Jason Momoa has departed Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the classic western, presumably due to his Aquaman commitments. On the flip side, the film may have lost Momoa, but it just added Peter Sarsgaard in the role of the big bad villain.