Screen Junkies » Kyle Chandler http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Kyle Chandler To Play Yet Another Authority Figure In Showtime’s ‘The Vatican’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/kyle-chandler-to-play-yet-another-authority-figure-in-showtimes-the-vatican/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/kyle-chandler-to-play-yet-another-authority-figure-in-showtimes-the-vatican/#comments Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:36:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=253583 He'll still get to call everyone "son" in this series. Well, maybe not the pope.

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I guess someone had called out for New York’s Cardinal to be “gruff, but with a heart of gold” in the script, because Kyle Chandler got the job in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Showtime series, The Vatican.

Chandler will play one of the more progressive Catholic figures on the show, and isn’t expected to be neutered by the fact that he just doesn’t have a whistle. Nonetheless, it’s the modern-day Catholic church, so we can’t rule out tight shorts and boys in locker rooms.

Take that, SOCIETY.

Now all we need is for Connie Britton to get off Smash or Nashville or Smashville or whatever show she’s on to join him for a relationship that, while against religious code, is one of the most accurately depicted on TV.

 

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‘Argo’ Trailer: Director Ben Affleck Is 3 For 3 http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/argo-trailer-director-ben-affleck-is-3-for-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/argo-trailer-director-ben-affleck-is-3-for-3/#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 18:00:27 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=248518 With another quality film under his belt, Ben Affleck has put 'Gigli' in his rearview.

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Ben Affleck is back with his third directorial feature Argo and it looks like the sumbitch has done it again. Here the director also stars as a CIA agent who hatches the kooky plan of rescuing American hostages from late 70′s Iran by disguising them as the crew of a Canadian sci-fi film. That fake film is titled Argo and not Killer Poutine like I would have expected. Do they want to open to 200 million loonies or what? And just what the eff is an Argo? Sounds like the way Ben Affleck pronounces ”ergo.”

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‘Friday Night Lights’ Series Adaptation Of Movie To Become Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/friday-night-lights-series-adaptation-of-movie-to-become-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/friday-night-lights-series-adaptation-of-movie-to-become-movie/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2011 22:16:06 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=220517 But will it stay true to the book?

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Oh, heavens. Here’s some news that’s going to confuse the baby. There are reports that Friday Night Lights, the television show adapted from the movie which was adapted from a book, might now be adapted for the big screen. Hgoh therou toe KTpw Chvblre — oops. Sorry. It’s difficult to type when my eyes cross themselves like that.

The twisty story all started to unravel itself Thursday, when Grantland.com editor in chief Bill Simmons tweeted that, “Peter Berg told us he wants to do an FNL movie with Chandler/Britton off the final episode.” After that, multiple sources told me it’s no pipe dream. Berg, who directed the original feature and shepherded the NBC series with exec producer Jason Katims, is working behind the scenes to make it a reality. (TV Line)

So as of right now, Peter Berg wants to make the movie. In the same way that Ron Howard wants to make an Arrested Development movie, and the way the cast of Party Down would like to make a movie. Until there’s a commitment, nothing is certain. Come on Universal, if you like it. Put a ring on it.

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Review: Super 8 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-super-8/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-super-8/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2011 01:03:33 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=215022 Turns out to be a patronizing exercise in fabricated childhood emotion.

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Like me, you may be looking forward to super 8 and the return of Amblin movies. As Amblin goes, this is more of the *batteries not included Amblin than The Goonies Amblin. It turns out to be a patronizing exercise in fabricated childhood emotion.

Charles (Riley Griffiths) is making a movie on his family’ super 8 camera. It’s 1979 and all his friends are helping. One night they capture a train crash on film and stumble upon a mysterious military conspiracy that unfolds as they wait for the film to be developed. This is the perfect vehicle for Joe (Joel Courtney) to deal with his grief over his mother’s death at the steel mill. What, you want a plot summary, right?

I should love a movie about child filmmakers made by filmmakers, but the young characters ring false. They speak in overlapping, unfocused interruptions, which is how teenagers talk today but not how I imagine kids 30 years ago talked. When Joe marvels about how the lovely Alice Dainard (Elle Fanning), it’s pushing us to find it charming, not genuine puppy love. It’s a script problem, but also may be child actors a little wiser than the characters they’re playing, and being over-directed.

New ‘Super 8′ Trailer: Still No Creature

The film talk is so technical it loses any wonder of kids loving film. It’s funny when a background kid mimics talking on the phone, but otherwise Super 8 tries to teach kids about film rather than glorify the budding Spielbergs. Wasn’t J.J. Abrams one of them?

I was okay with the setup: the dead mom and the wake with kids talking about the body. I mean, you’ve gotta start with a broken family. Then it’s so patronizing how the child connects with the monster. I appreciate the values of it, but the execution was inorganic to the story. Devil had a great take on the same “forgiveness vs. angry aggression” issue, but nobody wants to hear that lesson from M. Night Shyamalan. When Alice comes to Joe’s room, you should feel something but it’s just “insert heart here.”

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The train crash is impressive but obviously all CGI, or at least composited. It never feels like a scene is unfolding, just a sequence of money shots that the kids pretended to run away from on the set. By the time the action picked up, I hated the kids so much I just wanted to be done. It’s so mechanical it’s no fun. Don’t follow the D-bag, because they kill D-bags in movies like this.

The film builds a mystery, because you really don’t know what’s going on, but not a lot of suspense. There are a few attacks where the monster is obscured. It’s basically just Cloverfield with more money and less personality. Now the camera can spin around from more angles, and the lens can flare like in Star Trek. All the things Cloverfield avoided.

’79 puts this movie just before the era of the Amblin greats, and the references are simply irritating. I usually love references, but jokes about how nobody can develop film overnight? Yeah, that’s funny because we know they now have one-hour photo. And wow, a walkman, just like having your own personal stereo!

This is why I’m not that worried about all the remakes and sequels and comic book movies being made. An original concept can be just as phony and hollow as remakes.

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New ‘Super 8′ Stills Show Everything (But The Monster) http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/new-super-8-stills-show-everything-but-the-monster/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/new-super-8-stills-show-everything-but-the-monster/#comments Wed, 01 Jun 2011 02:21:56 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=214221 Paramount gave the interwebs a ton of new pictures showing the film's many, many humans.

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Everybody wants to see the alien monster in J.J. AbramsSuper 8. So, naturally, Paramount gave the interwebs a ton of new pictures showing the film’s many, many humans. Eh, what’s the big deal? It’s just gonna turn out to be a Cloverfield.

New ‘Super 8′ Clip: Kids Are Afraid Of Guns And Monsters

Super 8 follows a bunch of teens shooting their own monster movie, only to accidentally film and bear witness to a train crash… but what crazy thing was inside? The previews have been excellent so far, and I’m still recording movies of my lazy cat with their iPhone app. In the above pictures, you’ll see the unsuspecting townsfolk, the stylized, Spielberg-ian children, and the military men who will probably end up taking orders or at least ideas from the children. From the mouths of babes come unexpected solutions to stopping monsters.

Starring Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler and AJ Michalka, Super 8 crashes into theaters June 10, 2011. (Cinema Blend)

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New ‘Super 8′ TV Spot Will Take You Back http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-super-8-tv-spot-will-take-you-back/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-super-8-tv-spot-will-take-you-back/#comments Thu, 12 May 2011 18:00:41 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=211813 Will this be the one that finally gives the whole movie away?

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J.J. Abrams‘s Super 8 is a throwback to another era. More specifically, it’s a throwback to the 70s and 80s – even more specifically, a throwback to the scifi movies of Steven Spielberg that came out in those decades. Movies like ET and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (OK, pretty much just those two) that combined slick excitement with a true sense of wonder and awe.

So it is with this TV spot, which reminds me of those halcyon days when commercials didn’t feature iPhone apps, computer-manipulated talking babies, or dumb-looking guys in glasses. Watch it, and remember what it was like to watch commercials for movies in a simpler time.

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Kyle Chandler Might Solve Superhero Crimes (In A TV Show, Not Real Life) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kyle-chandler-might-solve-superhero-crimes-in-a-tv-show-not-real-life/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kyle-chandler-might-solve-superhero-crimes-in-a-tv-show-not-real-life/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:57:11 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204558 Coach Taylor might play a different authority figure in "Powers." Oh, I hope he's stern!

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Now that”Friday Night Lights” has exited with a whimper, a slew of hot actors have hit the market just in time for pilot season, making Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton two of the most in-demand TV actors out there today.

And FX, perhaps the hottest cable channel to be found right now, wants Chandler for a new show they’re cooking up. “Powers,” a procedural about two police officers who investigate crimes committed by perps with superpowers, has reached out to Chandler, who is awaiting a new script before making a decision on the part. No word on whether Chandler would wear his trademark whistle.

Perhaps the fact that FX has already locked down his TV wife, Connie Britton, in Ryan Murphy‘s “American Horror Story” will influence him. If he jumps on board, he can see his wife at Christmas parties and they can swap stories about FX’s zany VP of Development at the end of long days. Here’s to hoping Aimee Teegarden does a guest stint on”Justified” or something for a very pleasant Taylor family reunion. (Deadline)

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New ‘Super 8′ Poster Has Super Disorientation Powers http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-super-8-poster-has-super-disorientation-powers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-super-8-poster-has-super-disorientation-powers/#comments Sat, 12 Mar 2011 02:11:36 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201372 You saw the trailer, now check out this mysterious poster for a film that's clearly at the intersection of Abrams Drive and Spielberg Blvd, near What All The Best 80's Kids Movies Were Like Municipal Park.

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‘Sup.

This is the first movie poster I’ve seen that’s perfectly designed for Friday. On Friday, you’re bored at your desk, waiting to leave work, with your tilted head resting on your hand and arm, about to fall asleep. You come across this poster for director J.J. AbramsSuper 8, produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler and Ron Eldard. You think, “why are the words oriented wrong?” Then your boss says you can go, you tilt your head back up the right way, and you think, “uh, wait, why is the landscape oriented wrong?” There’s a pause, and then you think, “oh, cool.”

You saw the trailer, now check out this mysterious poster for a film that’s clearly at the intersection of Abram Drive and Spielberg Blvd, near What All The Best 80′s Kids Movies Were Like Municipal Park. Speaking of nostalgia, that glowing water tower – do you suppose Yakko, Wakko and Dot are in there? I think the answer is almost certainly… “yes.”

Super 8 monster-stomps into theaters June 10th. Click the image for a slightly larger version. (Dread Central)

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An Alien Runs Amok In New ‘Super 8′ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/an-alien-runs-amok-in-new-super-8-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/an-alien-runs-amok-in-new-super-8-trailer/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 13:20:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=201159 Soon, JJ Abrams transformation into Steven Spielberg will be complete.

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Soon, JJ Abrams transformation into Steven Spielberg will be complete. The new trailer for Super 8 wears Spielberg on its sleeve more than Spielberg and gives us more than we could have ever hoped for. The plot follows a group of kids who witness a train derailment and the escape of its strange cargo. Mysterious disappearances then plague their small town while the Army patrols the streets without providing any answers.

Then things go insane. It looks like this summer’s biggest hit without a doubt.

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J.J. Abrams Allows ‘Super 8′ Plot To Escape His Hatch Of Mysteries http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/j-j-abrams-allows-super-8-plot-to-escape-his-hatch-of-mysteries/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/j-j-abrams-allows-super-8-plot-to-escape-his-hatch-of-mysteries/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 03:06:51 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201116 Somewhere, deep below the surface of the earth, there is a heavily guarded vault containing all of J.J. Abrams story secrets... and one just left.

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Somewhere, deep below the surface of the earth, there is a heavily guarded vault containing all of J.J. Abrams‘ story secrets. All the stuff that was never answered on “Lost,” what becomes of the Cloverfield monster, and until recently, the plot of his new film Super 8, which Abrams wrote and directed. Well, now that last mystery has been allowed above ground, thanks to the folks at Paramount. Behold – the plot:

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident.  Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth –  something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

There’s a rumor that says the official trailer will debut this weekend at Battle: Los Angeles. Then fanboys will get to examine the trailer for clues, examine those clues for clues, and examine their lives and whether they’re using them properly.

Produced by Steven Spielberg, and starring Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka, and Kyle ChandlerSuper 8 crashes into theaters June 10th. (Collider)

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‘Super 8′ Casts More People http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/super-8-casts-more-people/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/super-8-casts-more-people/#comments Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:06:21 +0000 Reza F. J.J. Abrams has rounded out his cast for the seeeeeecret Steven Spielberg-produced Super 8, with Ron Eldard topping the additions. Last week we learned that Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning are taking the leads, and now the star of "Men Behaving Badly" will get a chance to spare with aliens, if indeed there is sparing. Abrams has also let Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills into the Super 8 club. Still not much is known about the film except that some kids capture aliens on their Super 8 camera. If you see one of these new cast members out at a bar, get them drunk and spilling the beans. There's a SJ shirt/wash rag in it for ya. (THR)

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J.J. Abrams has rounded out his cast for the seeeeeecret Steven Spielberg-produced Super 8, with Ron Eldard topping the additions. Last week we learned that Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning are taking the leads, and now the star of "Men Behaving Badly" will get a chance to spare with aliens, if indeed there is sparing.

Abrams has also let Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills into the Super 8 club. Still not much is known about the film except that some kids capture aliens on thei Super 8 camera. If you see one of these new cast members out at a bar, get them drunk and spilling the beans. There’s a SJ shirt/wash rag in it for ya. (THR)

 

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Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning Possibly Cast in ‘Super 8′, Maybe http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kyle-chandler-and-elle-fanning-possibly-cast-in-super-8-maybe/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kyle-chandler-and-elle-fanning-possibly-cast-in-super-8-maybe/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Someone dun goofed. Here's a fun rumor that I hope turns out to be true. Vulture is reporting that Coach Taylor a.k.a. Kyle Chandler from "Friday Night Lights" and Elle Fanning a.k.a. Dakota's little sister have been cast in Super 8, the J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg collaboration that's dipped and sprinkled in secrecy. Clearly stated, Kyle Chandler is the Man. I guess Elle can come along too, as long as she doesn't get her sticky kid fingers all over everything. Last May we saw a teaser that teased water sports, and we've been told it's supposedly about three siblings who discover footage of an alien on a Super 8 camera. The movie comes out next summer, so hopefully we'll be let in on more before then, at least casting wise. It would be a shame if they released the movie without a set cast. Actors always really bring a certain something to the screen.

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Someone dun goofed.

Here’s a fun rumor that I hope turns out to be true. Vulture is reporting that Coach Taylor a.k.a. Kyle Chandler from "Friday Night Lights" and Elle Fanning a.k.a. Dakota’s little sister have been cast in Super 8, the J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg collaboration that’s dipped and sprinkled in secrecy. Clearly stated, Kyle Chandler is the Man. I guess Elle can come along too, as long as she doesn’t get her sticky kid fingers all over everything.

Last May we saw a teaser that teased water sports, and we’ve been told it’s supposedly about three siblings who discover footage of an alien on Super 8 camera. The movie comes out next summer, so hopefully we’ll be let in on more before then, at least casting wise. It would be a shame if they released the movie without a set cast. Actors always really bring a certain something to the screen.

 

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Kyle Chandler in Talks For ‘Terra Nova’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/kyle-chandler-in-talks-for-terra-nova/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/kyle-chandler-in-talks-for-terra-nova/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Kyle Chandler gets paranoid around lip-readers.The long-suffering fans of Friday Night Lights would be wise to stiffen their upper-lips while reading this next piece of news. Kyle Chandler is said to be in talks to star in a new pilot for Steven Spielberg and Fox, all but guaranteeing the cult favorite will not survive its current season. But whatever, let's look to the future. Or in this case, to the future and then to the past.In Terra Nova, Chandler will play to his non-football coaching strengths to play a patriarch who travels through time (much like he did in "Early Edition") and get chased by dinosaurs (much like he did in King Kong). But this family from the future warped to prehistoric times sounds familiar. Where have I seen this Space Age meets the Stone Age concept before? (EW)

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Kyle Chandler gets paranoid around lip-readers.

The long-suffering fans of Friday Night Lights would be wise to stiffen their upper-lips while reading this next piece of news. Kyle Chandler is said to be in talks to star in a new pilot for Steven Spielberg and Fox, all but guaranteeing the cult favorite will not survive its current season. But whatever, let’s look to the future. Or in this case, to the future and then to the past.

In Terra Nova, Chandler will play to his non-football coaching strengths to play a patriarch who travels through time (much like he did in "Early Edition") and get chased by dinosaurs (much like he did in King Kong). But this family from the future warped to prehistoric times sounds familiar. Where have I seen this Space Age meets the Stone Age concept before? (EW)

 

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