Haven’t had your fill of dark fairytales and genre mash-ups? After being delayed from a release earlier this year, Paramount Pictures is finally unveiling Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters early in 2013 and we’ve got the first trailer today. Jeremy Renner, who had a fine summer in The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy, teams with Gemma Arterton as a sibling team who hunt down evil.
Tommy Wirkola showed some promise with the fun zombie Nazi film Dead Snow but unfortunately his Hollywood debut here looks quite recycled. I can’t help but think of Van Helsing or Brothers Grimm after viewing the trailer and this hard-R shlocky take already wore me out after the dismal Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter this summer. Check out the trailer below for the film also starring Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears and Thomas Mann, and let us know what you think.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters hits theaters on January 11th.
With this year’s Cannes Film Festival halfway done, one of the clear highlights is Coens‘ 1960′s-set folk music tale Inside Llewyn Davis. Profiling a down on his luck musician (Oscar Isaac), whose natural talent indicates he is destined for success, the film is a vivid portrait of what it means to be a starving artist. In [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
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