Before Midnight, the third installment in Richard Linklater’s love story of a predestined couple played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Deply, picks up nine years after Before Sunset’s storyline came to a close.
Indie darling Paul Dano, 28, gives what has been dubbed his best performance yet in Treeless Mountain director So Yong Kim’s minimalist drama For Ellen, alongside Jena Malone (Into the Wild) and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite).
Action film writer David Ayer, who penned such scripts as Training Day, starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke and the original Fast and the Furious with Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, is forging ahead in his comparatively young directing career with the new action-packed End of Watch, a crime drama in which cops Jake Gyllenhaal, 31, and Michael Pena, 36, inadvertently get mixed up with a vicious Los Angeles cartel and find themselves quickly outmatched and marked for death.
Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Hugh Laurie and The Killing's Joel Kinnaman will be remaking the 1987 sci-fi hit, RoboCop, which initially starred Peter Weller, Nancy Allen and Kurtwood Smith, about a wounded Detroit cop who later becomes transformed into a crime-fighting cyborg.
Ready to have Total Recall? Then get on board with the remake of the 1990 Paul Verhoeven flick, entitled — you guessed it! — Total Recall, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside and gained a quick and somewhat unexpected cult following, sufficient to inspire a new version over two decades later, also entitled Total Recall, directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld franchise) and starring Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, Jessica Biel, Ethan Hawke and John Cho.
The latest feature from Polish director Pawl Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) has many possible critiques. With your eyes squinted it even wears of the guise of intellect. It’s a tense study of perception, playing cat and mouse with ideas of ghosts and murder.
Uma Thurman, 41, is about to give her children Maya Thurman Hawke, 13, and Levon Green Hawke, 10, a baby brother or sister. The Kill Bill actress is pregnant with her third child, and her first with on-again, off-again boyfriend Arpad Busson, a French financier based in London, reports Life & Style.
In terms of allegory, the ravenous antics of the undead have found steady employment standing in for everything from soulless consumerism (Dawn of the Dead) to insurgency (28 Weeks Later), but almost always in the form of zombies.