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Rihanna portrays Psycho's Marion Crane in Bates Motel final season trailer

Bates Motel has, up until now, acted as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film PSYCHO, aiming to show audiences how Norman Bates' ( Freddie Highmore ) psyche unraveled through his teenage years. The dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma ( Vera Farmiga ), has led us to this moment in the trailer for the...
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Jonah Hill joins cast of Gus Van Sant's Don't Worry, He Won't Go Far on Foot

As we reported a couple weeks ago , Joaquin Phoenix is set to play iconoclast cartoonist John Callahan for Gus Van Sant based on Callahan's autobiography DON'T WORRY, HE WON'T GO FAR ON FOOT, where he describes: [After becoming] paralyzed in a car accident at age 21, [Callahan] turned to drawing as a form of therapy. For decades Callahan’s work raised...
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Joaquin Phoenix to play cartoonist John Callahan for Gus Van Sant

It seems Joaquin Phoenix is set to play quadriplegic iconoclast cartoonist John Callahan for director Gus Van Sant , reuniting after having worked together over ten years ago on the 1995 black comedy TO DIE FOR. The film, which has been in development since the late 80s (with Robin Williams attached for years) will be based on Callahan's autobiography...
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Review: The Sea of Trees

PLOT: A depressed American man travels to Japan's "Suicide Forest" on a quest to end it all. A chance meeting with another lost soul makes him rethink his decision, as well as ponder the events that led him there in the first place. REVIEW: THE SEA OF TREES is pretty to look at but tough to swallow; maybe because it's like trying to drink sap. Cloying in an...
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Matthew McConaughey talks life and death in The Sea of Trees trailer

Arthur Brennan ( Matthew McConaughey ) treks into Aokigahara, known as The Sea of Trees (that's the title!), which is a mysterious and dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to commit suicide. On his journey, he encounters Takumi Nakamura ( Ken Watanabe ), a Japanese man who has lost his way after attempting suicide. The two men begin a journey of reflection and...
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Why It Works: Good Will Hunting

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** You know his name; it's Matt Damon . With JASON BOURNE hitting theaters next Friday, the actor is celebrating over twenty years as a major player in the industry. After notable...
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Official selection lineup announced for 2015 Cannes Film Festival

The official lineup for the 68th Cannes Film Festival has been announced, and several highly anticipated films will screen at the long-running festival, including George Miller 's MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, Pixar's INSIDE OUT, Justin Kurzel 's (SNOWTOWN) MACBETH starring Michael Fassbender , Woody Allen 's IRRATIONAL MAN, and Natalie Portman 's directorial debut A...
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Matthew McConaughey contemplates death in first image from Sea of Trees

It is amazing to think that just over a year ago, we were overlooking Matthew McConaughey projects as being either utterly forgettable or surprises like THE LINCOLN LAWYER. Then along came MUD, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, KILLER JOE, BERNIE, and TRUE DETECTIVE to show us what we were missing. Now that his celebrity is resurrected, each new Matthew McConaughey project is met with...
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Exclusive Cool Video: A video tribute to Robin Williams

To compliment our own staff tribute today, we have a special video on the career of the late Robin Williams , capturing the highlights of his stand-up comedy, TV work, and film roles. From his early days on the comedy stage to his sitcom days on Mork and Mindy and the transition to a laundry list of outstanding films, including (but not limited to) DEAD POETS SOCIETY, THE FISHER...
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True Detective Casting: Alexandra Daddario and Matthew McConaughey

Have you seen HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE yet? If not, then that's something you need to get on rather quick. It's a damn good show. After seeing this, I can say with certainty that television has surpassed movies as far as quality is concerned. Two of the actors from the show have joined new film projects. One of them is a household name, and the other will be. First, we have Matthew...
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WB acquires action-adventure spec script from John Krasinski and Oren Uziel

Deadline has learned John Krasinski and Oren Uziel have sold an untitled spec script for an action-adventure movie to Warner Bros. The project will be set up at Krasinski's Sunday Night Productions banner, with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon producing through their Pearl Street Films. John Krasinski previously teamed up with Matt Damon on the script for last year's...
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C'mon, Hollywood: Why exactly did Oldboy bomb?

Remakes are always controversial no matter who's attached to the project, the number of years it's been since the original was released, how good the first one was, etc. With directors ranging from Justin Lin to Steven Spielberg , the OLDBOY remake eventually became Spike Lee's responsibility and after playing a very long waiting game, the film has finally come and hit theaters with...
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