Following in the recent steps of Christian Bale and his lead part in Chinese war epic The Flowers of War, Hollywood stars Adrien Brody and Tim Robbins have gone and done the same. The duo play an American journalist and Catholic priest, respectively, in the drama that that follows a famine that occurred during World War II.
Directed by Feng Xiaogang, whose last film Aftershock was one of the highest grossesers ever in the native country, we’ve got the first few stills and the first English-subtitled trailer today. It definitely has an amazing scope with its action scenes, not unlike the Bale-led war epic, but unfortunately that one didn’t resonate at all with US audiences. Hopefully things translate better for this one here in the US and one can see the trailer below.
Back to 1942 arrives in China this November with no US distribution yet.
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss The Hunger Games: Catching Fire before a remembrance of Paul Walker. Then we dive into our feature review of Spike Lee‘s Oldboy remake. Following that we take a look at the films [...]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]
While December is often a time of reflection of the year past, before we embark on such a journey in forthcoming features, it’s time to take a look at what to keep on your radar in the next few weeks. A number of the below films won’t reach their widest release until early next year, [...]
When the Criterion Collection announced that Yasujirô Ozu’s towering 1953 work, Tokyo Story, would be coming to Blu-ray, my first reaction was “shit.” Not that this canonical work — beloved by cinephiles, filmmakers, academics, and nearly all else who encounter it — is undeserving of further attention. Instead my own reaction to this film, which [...]
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