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Fox Searchlight has released two new clips of “12 Years a Slave”. Steve McQueen‘s acclaimed drama stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Soloman Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery. Through his twelve years as a slave, he serves various owners, including the ruthless Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) and his wife (Sarah Paulson). In the first clip, Paulson’s character summons Northup to fetch a list of orders, to which he accepts with obedience. But before he heads out to do her errands, sheRead More
The child soldier angle of “Ender’s Game” gets hammered home hard in the first clip released today from Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s seminal sci-fi novel. Asa Butterfield plays Ender Wiggins, who lives in a futuristic earth that’s been invaded by aliens called Formics. Ender is one of the chosen youngsters attending Battle School, where they are trained to wage virtual battles against the aliens. Ender is seen here looking barely old enough to be standing at attention in front of Harrison Ford‘s Hyrum Graff, given a promotionRead More
A bit of Carrie’s strict home life is teased in the first clip released from Kimberly Pierce’s remake of Stephen King’s classic horror novel “Carrie,” with Chloe Moretz in the role of the telekinetic misfit and Julianne Moore as her, um, eccentric mother. As if being sent into a closet to pray as punishment for some minor infraction isn’t bad enough, the state of Moore’s arms indicate there is something else very wrong with Carrie’s mother. It’s no wonder then that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree andRead More
The famous balcony scene is, naturally, the focus of the first clip released from Carlo Carlei’s new adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” with Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld as the ill-fated young lovers. Along with the clip, we’ve also got 20 brand new images from the film. This adaptation takes after Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 film more than Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 modern take, but has thus far come off rather childish and dumbed-down, with the newest clip not really doing anything much to change this writer’s mind. Booth delivers hisRead More
The New York Film Festival has began releasing material from its 2013 slate, which kicks off next Friday with the premiere of “Captain Phillips.” Today they have released the first four clips from Ralph Fiennes’ Charles Dickens biopic “The Invisible Woman,” which stars Felicity Jones as the young actress Dickens romanced at the end of his life. Jones goes blonde and Victorian to play Nelly Ternan, an actress who was only 18 when she met 45 year old novelist Dickens. The two had an immediate attraction that quickly blossomed intoRead More
Michael Fassbender is “The Counselor” in Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated upcoming film, and today a new clip and character poster have been unveiled. These are again from the UK distributors, so they’ve put the double L in “Counsellor”, which still looks odd to me. Fassbender the role of the (relatively speaking) good guy who tries to dip his toes into the drug trade to make a little extra money without getting in too deep but of course does anyway. Cormac McCarthy wrote the screenplay, skipping the writing a novel partRead More
Newcomer Gattlin Griffith has a tense confrontation with Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in the first clip released from Jason Reitman’s “Labor Day,” on the eve of its Toronto International Film Festival screening tomorrow night. It’s already played Telluride, to mostly positive reviews that single out Winslet’s performance. Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard, Brolin stars as Frank Chambers, an escaped convict who seeks shelter with Winslet’s Adele, a divorced mother with an introverted teenage son (Gattlin). This first clip is early on in the trio’s meeting, when motherRead More
Elizabeth Olsen lays eyes on her soon-to-be secret lover in the first clip released from new film “Therese”, an adaptation of Émile Zola’s novel “Thérèse Raquin”. A thrilling Parisian love affair set in the 1860’s, Olsen is the titular character who has been forced into a marriage with her cousin Camille, played by Tom Felton. She soon begins a scandalous affair with her husbands’ friend Laurent (Oscar Isaac), while the well known Jessica Lange plays Therese’s Aunt. Along with the clip, they have released 2 conniving photos; take a peekRead More
Joel Edgerton has a crisis of conscience in the first clip from TIFF-bound indie Australian drama “Felony,” which he also wrote. Edgerton plays a decorated police officer who runs a cyclist off the road after a night of celebrating with his co-workers. His decision to lie about the incident sets off a chain of events with disastrous consequences. Fellow Aussie newcomer Jai Courtney plays a young detective investigating the crime while Tom Wilkinson, as seen in this clip, plays a co-conspirator trying to keep Edgerton’s character in check as heRead More
As the film heads towards its premiere at the Venice Film Festival (followed by a visit up North to the Toronto International Film Festival), we now have the first clip from Australian outback drama “Tracks” starring Mia Wasikowska, via The Playlist. Wasikowska played real life writer Robyn Davidson, whose book “Tracks” is the basis of the film. In 1977, Davidson trekked over 1500 miles through the desert to the center of Australia by herself, with only four camels and her dog for company. “Girls” star Adam Driver played Rick Sloman,Read More