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Son of Saul: U.S. Trailer

— by ELI COLON —

The devastating, ambitious and beautiful Hungarian film “Son of Saul” trickled down through the film festival circuit ahead of its U.S. release on Dec. 18. Now, Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the full-length U.S. trailer for Hungary’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards, giving moviegoers a taste of the hard-to-watch film that seems like a shoe-in for Oscar consideration.

The film takes place at the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp during the tail end of World War II. If the setting wasn’t enough to set this emotionally harsh climate, the main character, Saul Auslander (played by Geza Rohrig), is Hungarian Jew who has only survived because he was recruited as a Sonderkommando. (CONTINUED)

Emma Stone returns to Battle of the Sexes

— by ELI COLON — There are currently three movies in the works about the highly-publicized 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. The version that appears closest to reaching theaters is the Fox Searchlight production called “Battle of the Sexes,” directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (“Little Miss Sunshine”), which […][...]

Fantastic Four 2 pulled from release calendar

— by ELI COLON — Not many people liked the “Fantastic Four” reboot. Not critics, based on the reviews, and not audiences either, based on the box office. Not even its own director, who jumped on Twitter to distance himself just as the movie was opening in theaters. Nevertheless, 20th Century Fox continued to insist […][...]

Captain America: Civil War: Trailer & Posters

— by ELI COLON — Marvel Studios has debuted the first trailer and three posters for th highly-anticipated sequel “Captain America: Civil War.” Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) and based on a script by Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus (the scribes behind the first “Captain America” movies), the first […][...]

Edgar Wright to direct animated movie

— by ELI COLON — Director Edgar Wright has been a feature filmmaker for about 11 years now, and in that time he has delivered four terrific films with near-flawless screenplays, tight editing and visuals that truly use the medium of film to its full potential. Knowing what he pulled off in the live-action realm, […][...]

Review: Creed

— by ELI COLON — “Rocky,” a movie where the big fight at the end is almost an afterthought to the central love story and underdog tale, spawned four sequels, and while they varied in quality, it wasn’t until 2006’s “Rocky Balboa” that star and series creator Sylvester Stallone brought the character back to his […][...]

The Big Short: Second Trailer

— by ELI COLON — Adam McKay, the writer/director behind cult comedy favorites “Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights” and “Step Brothers,” is making his first foray into dramatic filmmaking with an A-list cast behind him in “The Big Short.” Based on “Moneyball” and “The Blind Side” author Michael Lewis’ best-selling non-fiction book “The Big Short: Inside the […][...]

The Good Dinosaur: New Clips

— by ELI COLON — Everything we have seen from Pixar’s prehistoric adventure “The Good Dinosaur” looks like it packs another fantastic adventure with an unlikely friendship that will make tears come out of our faces. Now, we have a pair of new “The Good Dinosaur” clips that don’t get the waterworks flowing, but they […][...]

Ben Wheatley to remake The Wages of Fear

— by ELI COLON — Filmmaker Ben Wheatley is moving right along from project to project, and he may have set up a high-profile remake for his next film. Deadline reports the “Kill List” and “Sightseers” director is in talks to helm a remake of the 1953 thriller “The Wages of Fear” for producer David […][...]

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