Every week, a formidable heap of movie news is dumped online. And every week, we sift through said news to bring you the essentials – in GIFs because GIFs are fun. Here's this week's...
SUCK IT, INTERSTELLAR
Ah, space. The Oscar season’s new mistress. The romantic appeal of Gravity, Interstellar, and now Ridley Scott’s own addition to the recent surge, The Martian. The latter's new trailer promises a lush, starry-epic on both literal and Hollywood terms, featuring the talents of Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Sebastian Stan, a talking dolphin, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, your cool uncle, and Donald Glover. Wowzers, what a cast.
HOLD ON TO YER HATS, THE HATEFUL EIGHT ARE HERE
God, remember that dark point in human history when we thought Tarantino’s Hateful Eight was destined for the trash, all because some shifty Hollywood player had leaked the screenplay to the world wide web? Yet fate was kind. Tarantino changed his mind, and now we can just laugh and laugh and watch the gun-slinging trailer. For a movie that opens on Christmas Day, because we’ve been extra special good this year.
YES, WE’RE ACTUALLY GETTING BEN WHEATLEY’S HIGH RISE. BEFORE THE EARTH TURNS TO A WASTELAND
It feels like we’ve been waiting our entire lives to see Ben Wheatley’s follow-up to A Field in England. All we’ve had to satisfy our craving for the director’s take on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel, which sees a self-contained tenancy building degenerate into violence, has been a measly one-sheet and a shot of Tom Hiddleston looking miserable. Well, that’s not enough. Which makes it a pleasant surprise to hear that the picture’s finally landed a debut screening, turning up in the schedule for this year’s TIFF line-up, where it’ll actually be competing with the likes of Pablo Trapero’s The Tribe for the honour of a $25,000 cash prize. Okay, so maybe it will be worth the wait.
PINCH ME. ONLY IN DREAMS IS JOANNA NEWSOM MAKING MUSIC VIDEOS WITH PTA
I know, post-Inherent Vice I shouldn’t be at all surprised. But it’s near impossible not to be filled with the lightness of being that accompanies blissful slumber when watching the video for Newsom’s new single ‘Sapokanikan’, with PTA lending some stripped-back visuals by simply following the musician on a trek through NYC.
SHANE CARRUTH WANTS A PIECE OF THAT DISNEY MONEY…MAYBE?
Primer director Shane Carruth recently said that his upcoming flick, The Modern Ocean, climaxes as a “big action film”? Yeah. Considering both Primer and Upstream Color are absolute mind-benders in a way which would force any studio exec’s imagination to combust behind his eyeballs and pour out like magic, rainbow dust, I’m going to assume that Carruth’s going to be an assured member of the arthouse gang for a while yet.
AND THIS WEEK IN THE WORLD OF YOUR NIGHTMARES…
Kevin Costner thinks Waterworld is “beloved”. You sure you’re not thinking of Mad Max there, Kevin?