The Playlist

Ethan Hawke Says Richard Linklater's Secret, Long Developing 'Boyhood' Will Be Released In 2 Years

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 6, 2013 1:27 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
There's ambitious, there's ballsy, and then there's Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" (previously known as "Growing Up"). In case you're playing catchup, Linklater's project -- which he has been working on for over a decade -- stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as parents raising a young boy, played by Ellar Salmon, in a drama that will chronicle the life of the child from age of six through to the twelfth grade. The clever part is that Linklater has quietly been shooting parts of the movie every year since 2002, allowing his lead (and the characters around) age and mature with a realism we can't imagine has been captured on camera before (at least outside of Michael Apted's "7 Up" series). Aside from that, not much else is known about the movie but it looks like we may be seeing it very soon.

Review: 'Before Midnight'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
  • |
  • May 23, 2013 7:04 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
What happened at the cliffhanger ending of 2004's "Before Sunset?" Did Jesse (Ethan Hawke) manage to catch his flight back to the United States or did he and Celine (Julie Delpy) finally re-consummate their nine-year-after-the-fact romance? These questions are answered in Richard Linklater's trilogy-concluding "Before Midnight," a charming and funny, but much more emotionally difficult and pained picture than one might have imagined. Those expecting another swooningly romantic movie are going to be in for a rude awakening. While "Before Midnight" certainly has its appealing moments of allure and levity, it's ultimately more "This Is 40"-style pain with much more honesty and real bite than Judd Apatow would likely ever go for, and when "Before Midnight" bares its fangs and becomes uncomfortable there are few moments of comedic relief or a new jaunty scene to cut to.

Richard Linklater Hopes To Shoot His 'Dazed & Confused' Sequel In The Fall; Francis Ford Coppola Lines Up Next Film

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • May 23, 2013 9:36 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Francois Truffaut kept checking in with Antoine Doinel, Spike Lee caught up with Mookie again...there comes a point in a director’s career where they can’t help but look back and try to work in the same space they worked in during their youth. Sometimes it’s an attempt to recapture old glory, other times it’s because there’s a genuine interest in tackling old subject matter with more experience, maturity and wisdom. And now, two more directors have decided to go headlong into past.

Sorry Richard Linklater, Robert Redford Will Direct 'A Walk In The Woods' Himself

  • By Kieran McMahon
  • |
  • May 10, 2013 12:44 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
As excited as we were at the prospect of “Before Sunset” with two old guys in the woods (no really!), it has been confirmed that the director of “A Walk in the Woods” will now be Robert Redford and not Richard Linklater, as we previously reported.

What If They Met For The First Time Today? Watch A New Clip From 'Before Midnight'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 1, 2013 1:50 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
We've now spent nearly two decades with Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), tracking their romance from country-to-country, and when we catch up with them in "Before Midnight," they're finally together and with a family. But is it bliss?

U.S. Poster For 'Before Midnight' Is Mediterranean Heaven Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 22, 2013 11:42 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
You can feel it, the weather is getting warmer, those chilly winter nights are giving way to the soft evening breezes of spring, and pretty soon summer will be here. And there is probably no cinema couple better suited for the hazy romance fueled by the possibilities of warm weather and endless nights than Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), and "Before Midnight" will soon be here to cap off a beloved trilogy.

Spend Some Time 'Before Midnight' With Some New Images

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • April 18, 2013 12:16 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
After the return to form that was 2011’s “Bernie,” Richard Linklater is back with the highly anticipated “Before Midnight,” the third film to center on Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as lovers. Five new stills from the film have arrived online, courtesy of Vulture, and now you can check out how the characters look nine years later.

'School Of Rock' Heads To The Stage With Andrew Lloyd Webber Developing A Musical Adapatation

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 8, 2013 11:21 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Ever since Richard Linklater's "School Of Rock" became a surprise smash hit a decade ago (has it been that long?), there has been talk of a sequel that seems unlikely to ever happen. "...we were unable to crack the code and get to a place where everybody was happy and everyone was ready to go," Jack Black told us at SXSW in 2012 about a potential followup. "So we just, I don’t know – I haven’t given up, and I’m hoping that we can find it." However, there will be a way for you to rock out with one of the best fictional bands the movies has produced.

Richard Linklater To Take 'A Walk In The Woods' With Robert Redford & Nick Nolte

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 3, 2013 3:29 PM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
It seems both Richard Linklater and Robert Redford are having a moment. The former will be spending a good part of 2013 doing laps for "Before Midnight," his much anticipated sequel to "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset." Meanwhile, Redford has his latest directorial effort "The Company You Keep" hitting theaters this weekend, a surprising role in the blockbuster "Captain America: The First Avenger," an intriguing near silent turn in the upcoming disaster pic of sorts "All Is Lost" and a must-read Esquire profile too. So perhaps it makes sense that these two old Sundance pals should decide to work together.

10 "One Wild Crazy Night" Movies To Party With

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • February 27, 2013 1:39 PM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
This weekend "21 And Over" will show its possibly fake IDs to young adults across the country. A comedy written and directed by two of the writers of "The Hangover" (naturally), it chronicles the wild night of young college bound kids. The film chronicles the misadventures of Jeff Chang, who has an all important med school exam on the morning following his 21st birthday. But prodded by his friends looking for an excuse to party, a booze and babe filled birthday celebration ensues that manages to put his entire future at risk.

Email Updates

Recent Comments