The Playlist

Review: Daniel Espinosa's 'Easy Money' An Absorbing Crime Tale With Electricity Pumping Through Its Veins

  • By The Playlist
  • |
  • July 12, 2012 12:56 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Before we even get into a review of the twisty Swedish thriller, "Snabba Cash," retitled "Easy Money" for North American audiences by The Weinstein Company who has picked it up for U.S. release, one has to to first note its trajectory.

Exclusive: Joel Kinnaman Says 'Robocop' Will Be Serious & Gritty But Also Contain A Satirical Edge

  • By Jen Vineyard
  • |
  • July 12, 2012 10:03 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Joel Kinnaman can shoot you from 135 yards now -- and possibly more on a good day. Not that he would use his newfound skills for that purpose, but the actor has been training with handguns for the "RoboCop" reboot, which requires a lot more action skills and gunplay than his role as a Seattle cop on "The Killing" ever did. "We can put some action hero shit in there for Holder now!" he laughed with glee about his new skills.

Joel Kinnaman Talks 'Easy Money,' His Marty Scorsese-Style Relationship With Daniel Espinosa & The Future Of The 'Dragon Tattoo' Films

  • By Jen Vineyard
  • |
  • July 11, 2012 11:01 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
"You guys are behind!" Joel Kinnaman teases. From his vantage point, we are. While the first of the "Snabba Cash" films (called "Easy Money" in English-speaking markets) comes out this week in the U.S., Sweden has already celebrated the first installment, giving the film three Guldbagges (the country's equivalent of an Oscar), including a win for Kinnaman for Best Actor, and moved on to the second, "Snabba Cash II," which comes out August 17th abroad.

Battlefield Tested: New 'RoboCop' Reboot Reveals Its First Viral Clip

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • July 8, 2012 12:52 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Not due in theaters until August 9, 2013, Columbia and MGM Pictures is not wasting any time getting the promotional ball rolling, especially with Comic-Con 2012 right around the corner.  The company has already begun a viral campaign for their rebooted version of "RoboCop" starring AMC's "The Killing" actor Joel Kinnaman (also the star of the upcoming foreign-language thriller "Easy Money"). Set in a In a crime-ridden future where a fatally wounded cop (Kinnaman) returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him, this initial "RoboCop" viral clip centers around OmniCorp, the company in the original picture that's building a future-age of law enforcement.  This clip introduces the "battlefield tested" ED-209 design. Here's the company's manifesto.

Watch: New Trailer For Daniel Espinosa's 'Easy Money' Starring Joel Kinnaman & Presented By Martin Scorsese

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 25, 2012 3:16 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
It has been a pretty good 2012 for Daniel Espinosa. The director made his Hollywood debut with the action flick "Safe House" starring Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington, and the R-rated movie exceeded expectations, taking more than $120 million at the U.S. box office on it's way to more than $200 million worldwide. So what does he get for an encore? How about Martin Scorsese presenting the stateside debut of the film that got you the attention of the industry in the first place?

Review: Humor & Heartbreak Mix Unevenly In The Slight ‘Lola Versus’

  • By The Playlist
  • |
  • June 6, 2012 12:01 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Employing a hybrid of smart and quippy comedic observations, a perceptive outlook on the complications of 20/30-something relationships in New York and genuine moments of heartache, the romantic comedy “Lola Versus” can’t seem to synthesize these elements into a fully satisfying experience by the end of its brief 89-minute running time.

Tribeca Review: Humor & Heartbreak Mix Unevenly In the Slight ‘Lola Versus’

  • By The Playlist
  • |
  • April 25, 2012 2:02 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Employing a hybrid of smart and quippy comedic observations, a perceptive outlook on the complications of 20/30-something relationships in New York and genuine moments of romantic heartache, the romantic comedy “Lola Versus” can’t seem to synthesize these elements into a fully satisfying experience by the end of its brief 89 minute running time.

Season 2 Premiere Of 'The Killing': Another Long Jerk Around & Why You Should Continue With This Show At Your Own Peril

  • By The Playlist
  • |
  • April 2, 2012 1:02 PM
  • |
  • 10 Comments
If you're at all interested in AMC's "The Killing" you probably, hopefully read this in-depth (but non- spoilery) recap of the first season we posted on Sunday a few hours before the premiere.

Can AMC’s 'The Killing' Get Its Mojo Back In Season 2? And How Season 1 Caught Hollywood’s Attention

  • By The Playlist
  • |
  • April 1, 2012 6:19 PM
  • |
  • 10 Comments
If you never watched AMC’s crime drama “The Killing” last year, but heard a lot of the buzz and noise, let’s help you out. The narrative went like this: The pilot episode of the show -- an eerie mix of David Fincher “Seven” rain/gloom aesthetics and the “Twin Peaks”-like ominousness found in the Pacific Northwest -- received near universal acclaim from critics.

First Look At Greta Gerwig & Joel Kinnaman In 'Lola Versus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 16, 2012 4:00 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Greta Gerwig and Joel Kinnaman -- two actors who have been working mostly in indie/foreign fare to date -- are making big strides toward more mainstream recognition. The former already did the WB comedy "Arthur" last year with Russell Brand, and later this year, she'll feature in Woody Allen's "Nero Fiddled" and is currently lensing the HBO series "The Corrections" with Noah Baumbach. As for the latter, he's on the AMC series "The Killing," featured in the climactic showdown in "Safe House" and was just named MGM's "RoboCop." But this summer, they'll both appear in the Fox Searchlight romantic drama/comedy "Lola Versus."

Email Updates

Recent Comments