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Watch: Trailer For Walter Salles' Long-Awaited 'On The Road' Finally Arrives

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 9, 2012 6:47 PM
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"The only people that interest me are the mad ones... but burn, burn, burn like roman candles across the night." With a Facebook page, new poster and a U.K. release date (September 21) surfacing recently, it was only a matter of time before a trailer for Walter Salles' long-awaited adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" appeared, and now it has finally arrived.

First Poster & New Images Arrive For Walter Salles' Long-Awaited 'On The Road' With Sam Riley, Garret Hedlund & Kristen Stewart

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 29, 2012 11:19 AM
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It's been a long journey to get "On The Road" to the screen. The beatnik classic by Jack Kerouac was never going to be an easy translation, but Francis Ford Coppola initially bought the rights over thirty years ago, and worked on the project for decades before eventually handing over the directing reins to "The Motorcycle Diaries" helmer Walter Salles. Even then, it's taken a while: the film shot a year-and-a-half ago, and was expected to land last year, but Salles has refused to be rushed in the editing room.

Sam Riley Joins Neil Jordan's 'Byzantium' Starring Gemma Arterton & Saoirse Ronan

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 29, 2011 9:39 AM
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Seventeen years after tackling the vampire flick "Interview With A Vampire," Irish writer-director Neil Jordan is now returning to the genre that has a newfound popularity, with an upcoming female-led story that has two of the biggest rising thespians across the pond in Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan already attached to star. Titled "Byzantium," the film has now also managed to add another promising talent in the form of Brit actor Sam Riley to its ranks.

Review: '13' Remake Proves To Be One Unlucky Number (To Put It Mildly)

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 27, 2011 8:21 AM
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It’s unfortunate, but there’s a Movie Content Hierarchy. Great filmmakers don’t pretend this exists -- Darren Aronofsky makes a horror movie and genre-hating critics love it, and former Fangoria mainstay David Cronenberg maintains his integrity and themes of perversion and body modification while becoming a boutique festival filmmaker. But more often than not, directors, screenwriter and producers are beholden to the unimaginative thought of “this is how it is meant to be done.” More specifically, films from other parts of the world, particularly smaller ones, have their own vocabulary, their own rhythms and idiosyncrasies. Gela Babluani’s “13 Tzameti” is one of those films, a slow burn thriller from France shot in stark black and white and featuring minimal accoutrement in terms of score, outsized performances, or onscreen violence. It’s a picture that aims low but with laser-sharp precision, to the point where you felt that Babluani was a major storytelling talent with little affection for sentimentality or empty showmanship.

'13' Finally Sees The Light Of Day, Picked Up For Distribution By Anchor Bay

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 12, 2011 8:08 AM
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"13 Tzameti," 2006's Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, is a clipped, tight and exciting piece of genre filmmaking. Gela Babluani's directorial debut concerns a layman who accepts a mysterious envelope meant for another man, only to learn that the payday promised therein forces him to participate in a Russian Roulette tournament. The film is stark, black and white, and French, a minor minimalist masterpiece that lingers in your head for days afterwards. If we told you Babluani remade his own film in color with American money and huge Hollywood stars, would you not believe that it was probably terrible? And would that pessimism be highlighted by the film's over two year post-production period?

First Teaser Poster For Walles Salles' Adaptation Of Jack Kerouac's 'On The Road'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 17, 2011 12:39 PM
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Here's the first glimpse at a teaser poster from Cannes for Walter Salles' upcoming adaptation of the iconic Beat Generation novel "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac.

New Pictures From Walter Salles' 'On The Road' With Garrett Hedlund & Kristen Stewart

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2011 7:10 AM
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Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund as Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady with Kristen Stewart as the latter's bride, Marylou? Yeah, we had our doubts when the cast was first revealed for Walter Salles' adaptation of "On the Road," but these newly release pics from the film (via Comme au Cinema) definitely have an authentic vibe that we're liking.

IFC Picks Up Rowan Joffe's 'Brighton Rock' Starring Sam Riley & Andrea Riseborough

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2011 6:36 AM
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IFC Films has announced that they've picked up the rights to Rowan Joffe’s feature debut “Brighton Rock” for distribution in the US. Joffe, known for writing films such as “28 Weeks Later” and Anton Corbjin’s “The American," penned the adaptation from Graham Greene’s 1939 novel of the same name. The film stars thespians Sam Riley and Andrea Riseborough, with supporting roles played by John Hurt and Helen Mirren.

Watch: Trailer For Rowan Joffe's 'Brighton Rock' Starring Sam Riley & Andrea Riseborough

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 24, 2010 3:09 AM
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After only recently pondering the prospects for screenwriter Rowan Joffe's adaptation of Graham Greene's classic underworld thriller "Brighton Rock," the first trailer for the film has now been unveiled in preparation for its upcoming theatrical release in the U.K. and recent premieres at the London and Toronto Film Festivals.

New Photos & Clip From Rowan Joffe's Adaptation Of Graham Greene's 'Brighton Rock'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 18, 2010 2:27 AM
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At this point, we're not sure what to make of writer Rowan Joffe's directorial debut with an adaptation of Graham Greene's underworld thriller "Brighton Rock."

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