Although we’re just in the beginning of the summer blockbuster season, the drama-filled awards season is not too far around the corner. Each year we get our strong contenders and many, many others that attempt to go for the gold. One of the films that look to fall in the latter category is Won’t Back Down, coming from Beastly director Daniel Barnz.
We’ve got our first trailer for the film today, which features Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal fighting the school system aside Oscar Isaac and Holly Hunter. All of these actors are more than talented, but it just looks like the by-the-number drama I tend to avoid. I’d actually much rather see a documentary about these events, something in the vein of the excellent Waiting For Superman. But I do hope this one overcomes some of the cliches it looks burdened by and one can see the trailer below via Yahoo.
Two mothers from different backgrounds–a postal worker and a reporter–join forces to take on a failing public school system and institute a charter school for children in the neighborhood, including their own.
Won’t Back Down hits theaters on September 28th.
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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