While period dramas and adaptations of literary classics are seemingly a dime a dozen, Price of Persia: The Sands of Time and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell has put his hat into the ring this fall with a take on Charles Dickens‘ Great Expectations.
We got an initial sales trailer awhile ago but now with the film premiering at TIFF and a UK release next month, an official theatrical trailer has arriving. Sporting a strong ensemble including Jeremy Irvine, Robbie Coltrane, Holliday Grainger, Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes the production design looks to be top-notch, as one expects. But the film seemed to garner middling reviews from the festival and one can check out the new look below.
Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new found position to pursue the beautiful Estella; a spoilt heiress he’s loved since childhood. Yet the shocking truth behind his great fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear.
Great Expectations arrives next month in the UK, but no US release has been set yet.
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week associate editor Nick Newman, writerDanny King, and I go over the films of polarizing auteur, Zack Snyder. Then we talk about his newest film, the Superman reboot Man of Steel. Finally, we take a look at the films/TV shows coming to theaters and DVD [...]
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