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Watch: Terrence Malick Directed Ad For Sonic Drive-In Plus Brad Pitt Narrated 'To The Wonder' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2013 4:26 PM
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Among the many visually stunning moments in Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder," there is one what will give viewers a bit of a pause -- it's the sight of a Sonic Drive-In. Yes, the fast food chain makes a quick appearance in the movie and it's a jarring reminder that the this is the first Malick movie to take place in a contemporary setting, and hell, he makes it look beautiful. And whaddya know, he's gone ahead and directed an ad for the restaurant, and it's pretty shocking.

Ryan Gosling Says 'Only God Forgives' Is A "Nightmare"; Says Terrence Malick Currently Editing Five Films

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 27, 2013 1:37 PM
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This week finally sees the limited release opening of "The Place Beyond The Pines," Derek Cianfrance's follow-up to “Blue Valentine" starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Dane DeHaan and many more. A searing drama about family and legacy, the movie earned a rare A-grade review from us when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. We recently got the chance to sit down with Gosling (and most of the principal cast) of 'Pines' earlier this month and during our conversation with the "Drive" actor we also asked him about his upcoming directorial debut, his collaboration with Terrence Malick and more.

Artwork & Soundtrack Details For Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder' Revealed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 22, 2013 8:03 PM
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We recently premiered the soundtrack to the the film, "Loves Her Gun." Directed by Geoff Marslett, we listed it as one of our 10 Films To See At SXSW Film Festival 2013, and part of that is due to the score by Hanan Townshend. The up-and-coming composer hit on everyone's radar when he popped up contributing bits of music to Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life," and even more so when he got the coveted gig to score all of Malick's next film, "To The Wonder."

'Badlands' Arrives On Criterion: 10 Things We Learned About The Terrence Malick Classic

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 20, 2013 4:22 PM
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When you think of lovers and killers on the lam, you think of roadtrip movies like “True Romance,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Bonnie & Clyde” or "The Getaway." But when philosopher, journalist and renaissance man turned filmmaker Terrence Malick tackled the genre for his debut picture, he created a film more interested in innocence (and its loss) and love than the crimes and acts of violence occurring within the story based on Charles Starkweather’s late ‘50s killing spree. A lyrical and impressionistic take on a troubled young killer and the girl that falls for him -- perhaps all the more chilling for its beautiful imagery and sublime/naive view of life that some of us still argue is his finest work to date -- “Badlands” would launch the career of one of cinema’s most enigmatic and inscrutable filmmakers who would soon stop talking to the press or allowing his photo to be taken.

Terrence Malick's 'Zoolander' Love Confirmed: Programs Film With 'The Lady Eve' & More For Summer Movie Series

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 15, 2013 9:17 AM
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With each new step into his increasingly prolific filmic output, the enigma of Terrence Malick has slowly begun to crack, each new tidbit wonderfully at odds with the director's built-up legend. Ben Stiller's “Zoolander” has contributed to perhaps the most delightful account. The story goes that Malick likes to unwind by watching it regularly, and that Stiller even once sent him a video message in character for the helmer's birthday. But now that rumor appears to be true, as the filmmaker has selected the film alongside other personal favorites for an upcoming Oklahoma film festival.

U.S. Poster For Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder' Evokes More Passion With Cool Design

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 4, 2013 4:50 PM
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To The Wonder, US poster header
By this point, you probably feel as if you've seen Terrence Malick's mystical and dreamy upcoming picture, "To The Wonder." Starring Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko, along with Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem, the film has already been released in Europe, and thus you've seen myriad posters, photos, clips, teasers, trailers and behind-the-scenes footage. It's essentially about a man (Affleck) torn between two women, his new bride from Europe (Kurylenko) and his childhood flame (McAdams), and it echoes some of the autobiographical elements of Malick's life (he left one wife to live with a woman in Paris in the 1980s).

Over A Dozen New Images Of Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko & Javier Bardem In Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 18, 2013 1:34 PM
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It might have been a far shorter wait than we're used from Terrence Malick -- less than two years have passed since the premiere of "The Tree Of Life" -- but given that it shot over three years ago, and premiered at Venice six months back, those who weren't lucky enough to see "To The Wonder" on the festival circuit in 2012 must be getting impatient to see the latest film from the reclusive auteur.

Jason Clarke Talks 'Zero Dark Thirty,' Terrence Malick & Where He Was When He Heard Osama Bin Laden Was Dead

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 8, 2013 4:52 PM
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This weekend, the 2012 movie that has generated as much critical praise as controversy, will finally be unleashed on the masses in wide release – Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty." A white-knuckle account of the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden, it's a surprisingly human tale, focusing on a cluster of dedicated operatives (led by Jessica Chastain's note-perfect portrayal of CIA agent Maya) who brought down the architect of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. One of those operatives is played by Jason Clarke, as man as skilled at the art of "advanced interrogation techniques" (aka the torture scenes that have gotten people so riled up) as he is in greasing the wheels of an informant by buying him an expensive sports car in the middle of the night.

New French Poster For Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder' Shows The Close-Up Crush Of Love

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 6, 2013 11:27 AM
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Sometimes, as with the twenty-year span between "Days of Heaven" and "The Thin Red Line," waiting for a Terrence Malick movie can be unbearable. A little bit like waiting for Godot. And yet, suddenly, all that has changed. "The Tree Of Life" arrived in 2011 and his latest film, "To The Wonder" hit the film festival circuit in 2012. It arrives this spring in domestic theaters and to boot, Malick already has two more films in the can, one of which we might see during the 2013 fall film festival circuit if we're lucky. Presumably the filmmaker is making up for lost time. 

3 French Posters For Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 24, 2012 10:15 AM
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It's nice to see the Yeti that is Terrence Malick come out of hiding these last few years. Ever since "The Tree Of Life," Malick's not only been working at an uncharacteristically quick clip, he's actually been finishing films at a rapid pace. His latest, the romance drama "To The Wonder" is already in the can (here's a recent French trailer). Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem (and several cameos, some of which never made the film), reviews from the Toronto International Film Festival and Venice were decidely divided -- some accusing the film to be a culmination of Malick's worst tendencies, others describing it as a work of beauty.

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