Their new comedy Hail, Caesar! is only their second film explicitly about the world of moviemaking – but to some degree, nearly every film they’ve made has been about movies. And Caesar is, among other things, a valentine to cinema, full of shout-outs and Easter eggs that will delight the TCM Party crowd. …Read More
The Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar! is coming down the pipeline, with a release date of February 5. The film, which stars so many of Hollywood’s finest actors (George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill) in a massive whodunnit set against the backdrop of Hollywood’s Golden Age, is probably going to be an incredible critical success, and also very pretty. Yet, the studio has blessed us with even more pretty stuff.
Tilda Swinton and director Luca Guadagnino proved that they were a match made in a luxuriously adorned, sexual heaven in 2009 with I Am Love. They’ve reunited for the upcoming romance/drama/thriller A Bigger Splash, which also stars Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey) and Matthias Schoenaerts (Far From the Madding Crowd), and it looks to be just as melodramatic.
“To be is to be connected,” goes the narration at the conclusion of the essay film Dreams Rewired, and by the time it arrives, it sounds like the modern manifestation of Hamlet’s most famous line. The film itself is a peculiar beast, an 87-minute mediation on communication and connectivity comprised entirely of footage from silent and early sound films – stock footage, silent melodramas, early sci-fi, educational shorts, oddball cartoons, newsreels – a film about the present and the future, illustrated with images of the distant past. Tilda Swinton narrates, and it’s the kind of movie where she seems like the only logical candidate for the job.
Despite the Weinstein Company’s best efforts, Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer became one of last year’s most encouraging international sleeper hits. Now, Tomorrow Studios and The Sarah Connor Chronicles writer/producer Josh Friedman are adapting its dystopic story, set on a train that houses the only human survivors of a manmade ice age, for TV.
Netflix Gives Bong Joon-ho $50 Million for His Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal-Starring Film, ‘Okja’
The newest huge cinematic name Netflix has taken under their wing — for a huge cinematic price — is South Korean director Bong Joon Ho. The company has, as The Hollywood Reporter announced today, made a $50 million dollar deal to find the Snowpiercer/The Host director’s latest project.
The Coen Brothers’ new musical comedy Hail, Caesar! looks, basically, perfect. …Read More
Watch: Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Ralph Fiennes Take a (Dangerously?) Tense Vacation in ‘A Bigger Splash’
At first glance, the just-released trailer for I Am Love director Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash looks like it could be an extended version of the beginning of Before Midnight, where various generations gather in a villa and discuss life, love, sex, etc. over nice olive oil.