It’s time for an all-new episode of The Flickcast! And it’s even on time. Yes, we’re excited too.
On this week’s show Chris and Joe discuss all sorts of new and recurring topics, like they always do. Some of these topics include developments at the recent D23 Disney show in Anaheim, Star Wars theme parks, Colin Trevorrow directing a Star Wars movie, more Marvel stuff including Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange, Mr. Robot, a potential cameo appearance in an upcoming Star Wars movie by Darth Vader himself and a whole lot more, more more.
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of The End of All Things, the latest novel by John Scalzi, and Joe’s pick of Kyle Baker’s graphic novel Why I Hate Saturn.
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The opening, a long tracking shot that follows motor stuntman “Handsome” Luke Glanton (Ryan Gosling), as he makes his way through the carnival, lighting cigarettes, pushing through the crowd, enterting the appointed tent, fastening his helmet, and buzzing in the cage with two others, is one of the best — and will likely remain among the best of the year. It’s an inspired choice that testifies to director Derek Cianfrance’s deliberation.
Luke is one of the major characters in this play, a distinction that he’ll share with Avery (Bradley Cooper), the lawyer-turned cop and Jason (Dane DeHaan), Luke’s son. Each of them will have their own act, with the scenes intertwining as the drama unfolds throughout 15 years. Luke will quit his job to stay with his son. He will meet a local mechanic (Ben Mendelsohn) who will teach him to rob banks.
He will be pursued by Avery. Avery will rat out some crooked cops and eventually run for office. Luke’s son will befriend Avery’s without realizing their connection. And the results of that friendship and discovery of that connection will begin the cycle anew.
Cianfrance’s previous film Blue Valentine, also with Gosling, carried a similarly morose tone and followed another meticulously logical line of unfortunate events. For all the spontaneity of many scenes — the robberies and chases especially — and improvisational (sounding, at least) dialogue, he shows an immense amount of discipline. He knows the story he wishes to tell and does in a straight-forward and hard way.
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Just when you thought every possible Hollywood on-screen couple has been put together, another that totally takes us for a loop comes along. Hitting theaters in October, you can see Trespass starring both Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage. What?
That’s right, Ghost Rider and Satine from Moulin Rouge are joining forces to bring you Trespass, a Joel Shumacher film. We couldn’t make this stuff up if we tried. Here’s the film’s synopsis.
In a private, wealthy community, priority is placed on security and no exception is made for the Miller family’s estate. Behind their pristine walls and manicured gardens, Kyle (Nicolas Cage), a fast-talking businessman, has entrusted the mansion’s renovation to his stunning wife, Sarah (Nicole Kidman).
But between making those big decisions and keeping tabs on their defiant teenage daughter (Liana Liberato), Sarah often finds herself distracted by a young, handsome worker (Cam Gigandet) at their home. Nothing is what it seems, and it will take a group of cold-blooded criminals led by Elias (Ben Mendelsohn), who have been planning a vicious home invasion for months, to bring the Miller family together. When they storm the manor, everyone is tangled up in betrayal, deception, temptation and scheming. Kyle, Sarah and Avery will take the ultimate risk to make it out with their lives – and their family – intact.
Think of it as Dog Days of Summer meets The Strangers with the simple twist of being a Schumacher film. Check out the trailer after the jump and catch the film in theaters and VOD on October 14th.
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