Although he is already in production on his drama The Butler, Precious director Lee Daniels made a bit of a stir at Cannes this past spring with his shlocky Southern crime film The Paperboy. While many trashed it, we were more mixed (review here), saying “this bewildering, cinematic beast will find a small, devoted audience in due time” with all all the trappings of a cult classic.”
We’ve now the the first trailer today and unfortunately no Nicole Kidman peeing on Zac Efron scene is included. However, we do get a vibe of Lee Daniels‘ cheesy editing techniques and some pulpy performances from Matthew McConaughey and John Cusack. While it’s still somewhat of a shock this one premiered at Cannes, I could see it being some fun on a cult level. Check out the trailer below via Yahoo.
A directionless young man helps his reporter brother investigate the possible wrongful conviction of a man on death row, and in the process, falls for the woman whom the convict has been romancing through prison correspondence.
The Paperboy arrives on October 5th.
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming […]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
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 […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I are joined by The Playlist’s Cory Everett (@modage) and TFS editor-in-chief Jordan Raup to discuss a number of new films. First up, however, we discuss the career of the late Mike Nichols. Then we […]
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