The Playlist

Fixed Gear, No Brakes: Here's The Trailer For Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Bike Thriller 'Premium Rush'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 15, 2011 12:55 PM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
It takes a special breed to be a bike courier. Part gear head, part adrenaline junkie and ready to throw themselves into daily mess of gridlock, getting a package from A to B on two wheels isn't a task for just anybody. While we've seen more than enough thrillers on four wheels, "Premium Rush" has to be one of the first in which a bicycle is the preferred method of transport. And in the first trailer for the Joseph Gordon-Levitt vehicle, it looks like it's aiming strictly for B-movie thrills.

8 Minute Preview Of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Shows David Fincher Is Right At Home

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • September 15, 2011 11:45 AM
  • |
  • 16 Comments
Last night, advance screenings of Screen Gems' "Straw Dogs" around the country were preceded by a pleasant/nasty surprise from parent company Sony, in the form of an eight-minute preview of David Fincher's Feel-Bad Movie Of Christmas, "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." While it was cut together like a trailer, and it may surface online, it was strictly for the hardcore fans, and, while un-spoilery, did indeed lean towards the R-rated end of the spectrum.

'Source Code' To Become A Weekly Sci-Fi Procedural TV Show

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 15, 2011 10:36 AM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
While TV shows becoming movies is nothing new, movies becoming TV shows seems to happen less often -- until now apparently. The big to small screen conversion seems to be taking off in 2011, with new shows on the way or in production based on "The Transporter," "The Lincoln Lawyer" and "Anger Management," and yet another big screen outing is getting a small screen take, using material that's something different from your usual network fare.

Writer Of Relativity's Snow White Movie Admits Project Borne Out Of Desire To Beat 'Huntsman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 15, 2011 9:58 AM
  • |
  • 16 Comments
Meet Jason Keller, the last honest man in Hollywood. The writer recently attended the premiere of "Machine Gun Preacher" and the party hearty Vulture were there in attendance and couldn't help but ask Keller about the still untitled Snow White movie he penned for Relativity. You know, the one that has been competing bitterly with Universal's "Snow White And The Huntsman" over release dates, with Relativity so desperate to come out on top first that Tarsem is already filming for a release date of March 16, 2012. That's right, he's got less than a year to crank this sucker out. And according to Keller, when he was first hired in December last year, Relativity were so hungry to get things rolling that they started getting production departments open before he had even finished the script.

Watch: Old White People Learn Lessons From Funny Brown Folks In 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 15, 2011 8:55 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
You know, sometimes all it takes for a bunch of old white privileged people to learn how truly magical and delightful life can really be is a trip to a foreign country where those plucky locals may be living in poverty, but gosh darn it, they are just so happy. Isn't that inspiring?

'Coriolanus' Producer & 'Senna' Writer Teaming Up For Formula 1 Film Based Around Ferrari Team

  • By Benjamin Wright
  • |
  • September 15, 2011 8:25 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
For those unfamiliar with the Formula 1 racing documentary "Senna," the somewhat surprising hit takes a look at the life of Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna, who won three F1 championships before his untimely death at the age of 34. While fans of Formula 1 and cinephiles didn't seem like a natural mix, the doc has received acclaim from many outlets (including us), and become something of an international box-office hit. With the film catching many critics and audiences off guard, it was only a matter of time before those behind the film started earning some clout in the movie business. First up, is writer Manish Pandey, who's being picked by "Coriolanus" producer Julia Taylor-Stanley to write a film based around the Ferrari F1 team.

Bruce McDonald Attached To Direct The Supernatural Thriller 'Dark Highway'

  • By Benjamin Wright
  • |
  • September 15, 2011 8:02 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Damn, it must be a good day to be Canadian director Bruce McDonald.

TIFF Films 'Wuthering Heights,' 'The Lady' And 'Your Sister's Sister' All Find Distribution

  • By Benjamin Wright
  • |
  • September 15, 2011 7:46 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Plus IFC Take Genre Film 'The Incident' & Abel Ferrera's '4.44: Last Day On Earth'; Sundance Selects Nabs Michael Winterbottom's 'Trishna'Many sites have been running stories about the initial buying drought at TIFF, but the situation looks as if it's turning around considerably as more deals are being made.

Criterion Offers Up Ernst Lubitsch's 'Design For Living' & 3 BluRay Upgrades For December

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 15, 2011 7:18 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
December is traditionally a lean month for Criterion. With the holidays in full swing and dozens of other high profile holiday releases all battling on store shelves to be the stocking stuffer for the cinephile in your family, the boutique label has traditionally scaled back their releases. However, we've never seen a month as thin as this. Today, Criterion announced their December slate of movies and there is only one new title and three BluRay upgrades.

TIFF '11 Review: 'Butter' Tries To Carve Up Edgy Laughs But Goes Soft By The End

  • By James Rocchi
  • |
  • September 15, 2011 7:02 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
A political satire set in the competitive world of butter-carving at the Iowa state fair, the script for "Butter" was so ballyhooed and praised of that it wound up on The Black List, the annual underground buzz list of unproduced screenplays based on a straw poll of agents, development executives and insiders. (As a side note, we must say that The Black List is only interesting as a barometer of quality insofar as you trust agents, development executives and insiders to be able to tell good from bad, which much of Hollywood's output suggests is not actually the case.)

Email Updates

Recent Comments