Screen Junkies » willem dafoe http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:27:36 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 7 Movies That Make ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Look Like A Pixar Flick http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-movies-that-make-the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo-look-like-a-pixar-flick/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-movies-that-make-the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo-look-like-a-pixar-flick/#comments Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:46:33 +0000 Jared Jones http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=243564 Should we watch Cars 2 or Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

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David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was many things; it was a brilliantly filmed, exceptionally scored, and fairly faithful take on the 2009 Swedish original, which itself was based on the trilogy of novels penned by Stieg Larson. It was also a dark, twisted piece of storytelling that featured more than its fair share of rape, murder, and overall downer moments. And as we sat in our screening, crouched in the fetal position and begging for our favorite blankets, we got to thinking; what other movies had tested the limits of both our minds and stomachs? Here are the seven we were able to write down before the sickness overwhelmed us.

Seven Days

Also known as The Seven Days of Retaliation, this Canadian thriller tells the story of Bruno Hamel, a father overcome with the thirst for revenge in the wake of his pre-teen daughter’s rape and murder. After outsmarting the police and capturing the man responsible with relative ease, Bruno enacts a plan to torture the killer for seven days, at the end of which he will turn himself into the proper authorities. Brutal and unflinching, Seven Days features extended scenes of gut-wrenching torture. But don’t be confused, this is not your typical “torture porn” affair. It’s a multilayered tale depicting the effects of violence on both the victim and the inflictor, and a fantastic piece of indie filmmaking.

Megan is Missing

If you were too watch the first hour or so of this Michael Goi directed, handheld style drama/thriller, you would likely think it was a pointless, plodding story of two teenage girls. And you wouldn’t be that far off. The first two acts of this one (if you can even call them that) amount to little more than a series of video diaries and chat sessions between a young coke whore and her stereotypically virginal friend. But the last 25 minutes, you guys, the last 25 minutes. It isn’t often that we see a found footage film switch perspective to that of the killer, but this film makes it work in the worst way possible. Parents, show this one to your kids if you want to scare them from using the Internet, like, ever again.

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‘John Carter’ Gets His Ass To Mars In First Teaser http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/john-carter-gets-his-ass-to-mars-in-first-teaser/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/john-carter-gets-his-ass-to-mars-in-first-teaser/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2011 15:52:52 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=220224 John Carter must save Mars. For some unknown reason.

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Our first look at John Carter is a lot more somber than you’d think. It stars Taylor Kitsch as a Civil War soldier mysteriously beamed to Mars, which looks like a good place to cook meth.

Fate brings the soldier to the dying world and it’s believed he may be the only hope of saving it. He should play up that angle, if he’s smart. Did you get a load of that princess? That’s a hot Martian who really wants saving. Hours and hours worth of saving.

You can see John Carter breaking Michael Jordan’s jumping around on alien planets record when the film opens in theaters March 9th, 2012.

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Casting Round-Up: Olivia Munn, Allison Pill, Topher Grace, 50 Cent http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/casting-round-up-olivia-munn-allison-pill-topher-grace-50-cent/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/casting-round-up-olivia-munn-allison-pill-topher-grace-50-cent/#comments Thu, 19 May 2011 00:09:00 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212735 Two of these actors will walk and talk for Aaron Sorkin, one will go blind and the other will flow 'Gently Down The Stream'.

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Time to saddle on up and head over to Casting Call Fields, to see which actors are getting rustled up for which Hollywood movies. Don’t look away while the casting director brands their actors with the iron, unless you’re a yellow-bellied coward.

Olivia Munn has officially joined Aaron Sorkin‘s HBO drama about what happens behind-the-scenes – whoa, there’s a behind-the scenes? – at a cable news show. Currently the series is called “More As The Story Develops.” When I wished I could “see more” of Olivia Munn, her suddenly getting a lot of acting work was not what I had in mind. Stupid monkey’s paw. Meanwhile, Allison Pill (Milk) joins the cast as an associate producer in a shaky relationship with another staffer. The reason the relationship’s shaky? He accidentally asked her to give him some “forehead.” (Hollywood Reporter)

The old and buster Spider-Man, Topher Grace, is set to star in Gently Down The Stream along with Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried and Katherine Heigl. He’ll play De Niro’s son, who falls in love with his adopted brother’s Latin sister. Eh, that kind of thing happens all the time, I’m sure. Justin Zackham is directing. (Deadline)

Rapper / actor / vitamin water aficionado 50 Cent will play blind DJ Shamus Cocobolo in Stephen Sommers‘ Odd Thomas. Yeah, that does sound odd. Based on the bestseller by Dean Koontz, the film’s about a clairvoyant short order cook (Anton Yelchin) who follows around a suspicious man connected to an impending disaster. Odd Thomas also stars Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe and Patton Oswalt. (Variety)

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Ghostface Highly Recommends Nico Tortorella For ‘Odd Thomas’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ghostface-highly-recommends-nico-tortorella-for-odd-thomas/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ghostface-highly-recommends-nico-tortorella-for-odd-thomas/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2011 00:54:41 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206788 Tortorella ('Scream 4') is up for the lead villain: a shady, Satan-worshipping cop. Side note: has there been a satanic police procedural yet?

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Ghostface from the Scream francise doesn’t write too many letters of recommendation, what with having to stab teenagers all day. However, he took some time to write one for Scream 4‘s Nico Tortorella, who’s now in consideration for a major role in Stephen Sommers‘ adaptation of novelist Dean Koontz‘ Odd Thomas. When you’ve got Ghostface on your side, the world is your oyster.

Tortorella is up for the lead villain: a shady, Satan-worshipping cop working under Willem DaFoe‘s local police chief. Has there been a satanic police procedural yet? Maybe there’s one in development at USA. Anyway, for those of you not currently in the Koontz Klub, Odd Thomas is about a clarvoyant, small town cook named Odd (Anton Yelchin has been cast), his girlfriend (Addison Timlin) and their wacky adventures trying to sav the town from evil spirits.

Odd Thomas is looking to begin production in New Mexico later this year. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Willem Dafoe To Creep Out A New Generation Of Moviegoers In ‘Odd Thomas’? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/willem-dafoe-to-creep-out-a-new-generation-of-moviegoers-in-odd-thomas/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/willem-dafoe-to-creep-out-a-new-generation-of-moviegoers-in-odd-thomas/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2011 23:53:22 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206288 This is Willem Dafoe trying to frown. His face is stuck this way.

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Odd Thomas continues its anaconda-like grasp on the entertainment media, today having announced that Willem Dafoe is in talks to play “local police chief.” Sexy!

What this means for Tim Robbins’ participation in the film is uncertain, as it wasn’t disclosed what role he was pursuing. The titular role will be played by Anton Yelchin, and  the role of Stormy Llewelyn is now rumored to have gone to Addison Timlin, despite earlier reports that it had gone to Lily Collins.

Odd Thomas is an adaptation of a Dean Koontz novel that follows Yelchin as he is approached by a murdered and raped girl to help solve and avenge her death. I can only guess that Dafoe’s character will be dismissive of and combative with Yelchin until he stops being that way and respects his otherworldly abilities. I say that because that’s normally how movies operate. But maybe they’ll end up getting a civil union in New Hampshire and opening a candle store. I’m really not familiar enough with Koontz to speculate. (THR)

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