Tag: michael shannon

Proof Review: Fahrenheit 451 (2018)

FAHRENHEIT 451 Review by: Christopher Haskell “Fahrenheit four five one is the temperature at which book paper catches fire and starts to burn” Guy Montag, “Fahrenheit 451” Now is the era of television. We’re in the heyday of the long-form medium, where the quality of TV surpasses most feature films by a long shot. It’s a medium that allows for a slow burn, where … Read More Proof Review: Fahrenheit 451 (2018)

New Trailer: Pottersville – Official Trailer #1

POTTERSVILLE Synopsis: The plot centers on Maynard (Shannon), a beloved local businessman who is mistaken for the legendary Bigfoot during an inebriated romp through town in a makeshift gorilla costume. The sightings set off an international Bigfoot media spectacle and a windfall of tourism dollars for a simple American town hit by hard times. Starring: Michael Shannon, Judy Greer, Ron Perlman, Thomas Lennon, Christina Hendricks and … Read More New Trailer: Pottersville – Official Trailer #1

New Trailer: 12 Strong – Official Trailer #1

12 STRONG Synopsis: 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghani warlord to take down the Taliban. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Taylor Sheridan, Elsa Pataky, and Rob Riggle Directed By: Nicolai Fuglsig Release Date: January 19, 2018 Studio: Lionsgate

New Trailer: Waco Mini-Series – Official Trailer #1

WACO Synopsis: An upcoming American television miniseries based on the Waco siege. Starring: Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, Melissa Benoist, Julia Garner, John Leguizamo, Andrea Riseborough, Rory Culkin, Paul Sparks, and Shea Whigham Directed By: John Erick Dowdle & Dennie Gordon Release Date: 2018 Network: Paramount Network

New Trailer: The Shape Of Water – Official Red-Band Trailer

THE SHAPE OF WATER Synopsis: In 1963, in a hidden, high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer Directed By: Guillermo del Toro Music By: Alexandre Desplat Release … Read More New Trailer: The Shape Of Water – Official Red-Band Trailer

New Trailer: The Current War – Official Trailer #1

THE CURRENT WAR Synopsis: Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse — the greatest inventors of the industrial age — engage in a battle of technology and ideas that will determine whose electrical system will power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, sees fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Westinghouse and Tesla … Read More New Trailer: The Current War – Official Trailer #1

New Trailer: The Shape Of Water – Official Trailer #1

THE SHAPE OF WATER Synopsis: In 1963, in a hidden, high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer Directed By: Guillermo del Toro Music By: Alexandre Desplat Release … Read More New Trailer: The Shape Of Water – Official Trailer #1

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Director: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress: Charlize Theron – “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon – “99 Homes” Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – “Ex Machina” Best Original Screenplay: “Spotlight” Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Big Short” Best Foreign Language Film: “Phoenix” Best Animated … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

San Francisco presents yet another split between “Spotlight” and director George Miller that you have to expect this is definitely what people will be expecting come the Academy Awards. All the love for Saoirse Ronan and Michael Shannon should turn into Oscar nominations, but do not be surprised if Shannon doesn’t make the cut, because it almost seems too good to be true. Not … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Taking its first lead over “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the Oscar hopeful “Spotlight” wins another critics award from Los Angeles, however George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) takes Best Director. Michael Fassbender gets his first win from “Steve Jobs” which shows the box office might not hurt its Oscar chances after all. And Alicia Vikander takes home Best Supporting Actress not for “The Danish … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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One Minute Review: Man Of Steel (2013)

Release Date June 14, 2013 Director Zack Synder Screenplay David S. Goyer Christopher Nolan (Story By) Distributed By Warner Bros. Pictures Budget $225 million Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language 143 minutes Man Of Steel Coming from someone who could have given a shit less about Superman as a character, … Read More One Minute Review: Man Of Steel (2013)

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One Minute Review: Revolutionary Road (2008)

Release Date December 26, 2008 Director Sam Mendes Screenplay Justin Haythe Based On The Novel By Richard Yates Cinematography By Roger Deakins Distributed By DreamWorks Pictures Paramount Vantage Budget $35 million Drama, Romance Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity 119 minutes Revolutionary Road Not much can be said for a film involving its main characters screaming at each other for a majority … Read More One Minute Review: Revolutionary Road (2008)

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One Minute Review: The Iceman (2013)

Release Date May 5, 2013 Director Ariel Vromen Screenplay Ariel Vromen Morgan Land Based On The Book By Philip Carlo Distributed By Millennium Entertainment Budget $10 million Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some sexual content 105 minutes The Iceman Michael Shannon is irrevocably one of the best actors of his generation, nailing his nuanced performances in … Read More One Minute Review: The Iceman (2013)

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One Minute Review: Shotgun Stories (2008)

Shotgun Stories Even if Michael Shannon is the only seasoned actor in Jeff Nichols’ “Shotgun Stories”, this subtle drama is stilled pulled off effectively, delivering the actual tone of small town, rural life. Based around a feud between two sets of sons fathered by the same alcoholic-turned-Christian man, the violence is made more realistic by the downplayed nature of it all. If casually watching … Read More One Minute Review: Shotgun Stories (2008)

New Trailers: Premium Rush – Official Trailer #2

PREMIUM RUSH / Joseph Gordon Levitt’s bike messenger action thriller showcases its best features this time around, explaining the situation briefly, introducing Michael Shannon’s desperate character, and then diving into the fast paced chase sequences that will hopefully devour this film. Expect To See It: August 24th, 2012

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Oscars Watch: 2011 San Diego Film Critics Awards

BEST FILM –
WINNER: THE ARTIST DRIVE HUGO 
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS 
THE TREE OF LIFE BEST DIRECTOR –
Winner: Nicolas Winding Refn, DRIVE 
Martin Scorsese, HUGO Michel Hazanavicius, THE ARTIST 
Terrence Malick, THE TREE OF LIFE Woody Allen, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS BEST ACTRESS –
Winner: Brit Marling, ANOTHER EARTH Elizabeth Olsen, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE Michelle Williams, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN 
Tilda Swinton, WE NEED TO TALK … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 San Diego Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Toronto Film Critics Awards

Best Picture The Tree of Life Best Director Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life Best Actor Michael Shannon – Take Shelter Best Actress Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer – Beginners Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain – Take Shelter Best Screenplay Moneyball Best Foreign-Language Film Mysteries of Lisbon Best Documentary Feature Nostalgia for the Light Best First … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Toronto Film Critics Awards

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Take Shelter”

Winning the 50th Critics’ Week Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival, “Take Shelter” is one of my many anticipated films of the year, starring Michael Shannon in yet another Jeff Nichols directed film (the two paired in “Shotgun Stories”). Both Nichols’ writing and Shannon’s are gaining attention, though may I point out that Jessica Chastain is being considered in her fourth film of the … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Take Shelter”

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Proof Review: Jonah Hex (2010)

Jonah Hex is D.C. Comics version of Marvel’s Ghost Rider. As long as you do not anticipate an award-winning film, Jonah Hex is still enjoyable and satisfies the war-mongering, arsonist/pyromaniac in all of us.

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Proof Review: My Son My Son What Have Ye Done (2009)

If you can stomach the Herzog eccentricism and randomness of the plot, the film actually has some worthwhile moments. Herzog is still a director for a reason, you just have to understand his method of madness.

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Proof Review: The Runaways (2010)

The Runaways is exactly what you would expect. Grunge music, foul language, and the female revolution. No more, no less.