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Michael Shannon has dreams about the apocalypse in the trailer for Take Shelter

May. 24, 2011by: Niki Stephens
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Somehow the trailer for TAKE SHELTER got lost in the slow ass shuffle of yesterday's news. I am here to bring it to your attention.

An actor you need to start following, if you haven't already, is Michael Shannon. He's been in several films, but hasn't really come full focus until recently will roles in REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, THE RUNAWAYS, and HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE. But TAKE SHELTER looks like it might be his best yet.

The trailer for this film is great. It's tone looms ominously and makes you wonder why Shannon is having these apocalyptic visions. Jessica Chastain (THE TREE OF LIFE) plays the part of Shannon's wife, who is increasingly upset by her husband's behavior. Chris Bumbray saw this film at Sundance and ended up giving it a 9/10. I've heard nothing but good things about it as well. Also nice to see Kathy Baker in the mix.

Check out the synopsis and trailer below.

"Curtis LaForche (Michael Shannon) lives in a small town in Ohio with his wife, Samantha (Jessica Chastain), and daughter, Hannah, a six-year-old deaf girl. When Curtis begins to have terrifying dreams, he keeps the visions to himself, channeling his anxiety into obsessively building a storm shelter in his backyard. His seemingly inexplicable behavior concerns and confounds those closest to him, but the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within his community canít compare with Curtisís privately held fear of what his dreams may truly signify."

Extra Tidbit: If you haven't seen it yet, here's a preview of season two of BOARDWALK EMPIRE.
Source: Yahoo! Movies

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4:32PM on 05/25/2011

great

but once again here's another actor who we hear every little thing about now, after he is cast in a huge fanboy movie (Superman). I love Shannon, but I hate the way the media works. Yes I know this one gained a lot of praise at Cannes, but so do a lot of movies and hardly any of them get much press. Luckily for this one, Shannon was cast in Superman and that in turn will equal a lot more press attention to THIS film.

Can't wait for Boardwalk season 2 though!!!
but once again here's another actor who we hear every little thing about now, after he is cast in a huge fanboy movie (Superman). I love Shannon, but I hate the way the media works. Yes I know this one gained a lot of praise at Cannes, but so do a lot of movies and hardly any of them get much press. Luckily for this one, Shannon was cast in Superman and that in turn will equal a lot more press attention to THIS film.

Can't wait for Boardwalk season 2 though!!!
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10:55PM on 05/24/2011

Cannes Prize: Take Shelter

I'm surprised it wasn't noted above, but "Take Shelter" took the Grand Prize in the Critics Week competition at Cannes this year. The man is pleasing the harshest of critics from around the globe.
I'm surprised it wasn't noted above, but "Take Shelter" took the Grand Prize in the Critics Week competition at Cannes this year. The man is pleasing the harshest of critics from around the globe.
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8:53PM on 05/24/2011

looks fantastic.

Shannon is a powerhouse.
Shannon is a powerhouse.
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8:15PM on 05/24/2011
This looks amazing. If you haven't seen this directors last film, Shotgun Stories, see it immediately. It's Shannon's best work so far.
This looks amazing. If you haven't seen this directors last film, Shotgun Stories, see it immediately. It's Shannon's best work so far.
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8:08PM on 05/24/2011
I'm guessing he was cast in this, due to his role in the movie Bug, costarring Ashley Judd. He did great in that, expecting he will shine in this as well.

Oh yeah, and I love post apocalyptic movies, so it would be cool to see one unfold.
I'm guessing he was cast in this, due to his role in the movie Bug, costarring Ashley Judd. He did great in that, expecting he will shine in this as well.

Oh yeah, and I love post apocalyptic movies, so it would be cool to see one unfold.
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6:41PM on 05/24/2011
double post
double post
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6:41PM on 05/24/2011
Michael Shannon is great in roles where he suffers from paranoia.
Michael Shannon is great in roles where he suffers from paranoia.
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6:34PM on 05/24/2011

Puts Shyamalan to Shame!

This movie looks fantastic! The music gives it an eerie feel. Looking forward to checking this out!
This movie looks fantastic! The music gives it an eerie feel. Looking forward to checking this out!
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