‘You Were Never Really Here’ Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Has His Own Particular Set of Skills

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After a six year break from features, director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) is back with You Were Never Really Here, a film that looks to be a cross between Taken and Taxi Driver. This violent drama debuted at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and earned high praise from those who caught it, and it’s easy to see why: this movie looks like it rules. Check out a new UK trailer for the film below.

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Based on a 2013 novella from Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames (side note: this movie could not look more different than Bored to Death), the story follows a veteran (Phoenix) who uses his own particular set of skills to find girls who have gone missing. As the violence and intensity ratchets up, things start to spin out of control for him.

If that stylish trailer – with its Taken-esque foray into the sex trade and an overt nod to Robert De Niro’s Travis Bickle during the mirror interaction at the end – isn’t enough to get you fully on board, maybe you’ll be interested to hear from those who have seen the full film already. The Guardian says it “teeters perpetually on the verge of hallucination, with hideous images and horrible moments looming suddenly through the fog,” Vulture says that “visually and stylistically, Ramsay has never been more assured,” and The Film Stage calls it “one of the most ferocious indictments of systematic abuse of power and gender violence ever projected on a screen.”

The movie’s score from Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood is getting some high praise, too, with Birth.Movies.Death referring to it as “possibly [his] best score to date” and “a real scorcher.” That’s especially impressive, considering Greenwood provided the scores for movies like There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Phantom Thread. Ekaterina SamsonovAlex ManetteJohn Doman, and Judith Roberts co-star.

And if all that somehow still isn’t enough to sway you, Ramsay won the Best Screenplay award and Phoenix won the Best Actor award at Cannes for his haunted, physical performance, so it seems like there’s actually some real meat to this movie beyond just a well-cut trailer.

You Were Never Really Here plays at the Sundance Film Festival later this month (where I’m hoping to catch a screening and report back to you all), and Amazon Studios will release it wider on April 6, 2018.

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Exclusive Phoenix Forgotten Blu-ray Clip

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Phoenix Forgotten: found footage chiller hits DVD and Blu-ray on August 1st

From legendary producer Ridley Scott Phoenix Forgotten is based on the shocking, true events of March 13, 1997, when several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona. This unprecedented and inexplicable phenomenon became known as “The Phoenix Lights,” and remains the most famous and widely-viewed UFO sighting in history. We really enjoyed the intense found footage horror film (read our review here) and you’ll have the chance to see it too, when Phoenix Forgotten hits Blu-ray and DVD on August 1st (the film is currently on Digital HD).

Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed…

Directed by Barber (Beginners) and co-written by Barber and T.S. Nowlin (The Maze Runner movies, Pacific Rim: Uprising), Phoenix Forgotten stars Florence Hartigan, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews and Luke Spencer Roberts.

PHOENIX FORGOTTEN Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD Special Features Include:

  • Sophie’s Story 
  • Phoenix Found 
  • Audio Commentary with: Justin Barber, Florence Hartigan, Chelsea Lopez and Justin Matthews

We have an exclusive clip from the “Sophie’s Story” feature to share below. Will you be picking up this intense chiller when it hits the streets?

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Justin Trudeau, Sophie Turner, and the cast of ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ all ate oysters together. Sure.

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The Justin Trudeau smile machine took a break from sitting backwards on airline magazine covers and going shopping for Insta-worthy socks to rub elbows with other internet pop culture demi-gods.

The Canadian prime minister (does he still do that?) made a stop in Montreal this week and crashed a pre-production group photo of the X-Men: Dark Phoenix cast.

Judging by the photo Sophie Turner posted to Instagram, it looks like they all ate oysters together, probably accompanied by some quintessentially Canadian small talk. (Trudeau, of course, is far too polite to try to convince Turner that Star Wars is better than Game of Thrones.) Read more…

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New Mutants, Deadpool 2, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix Release Dates Revealed

New Mutants, Deadpool 2, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix Release Dates Revealed

New Mutants, Deadpool 2, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix release dates revealed

Following their reveal that the next four Avatar movies are set to arrive starting in 2020, 20th Century Fox has revealed three more release dates for some of their fan favorite properties. The first is the long awaited New Mutants movie which will debut April 13, 2018, following by the highly anticipated Deadpool 2 on June 1, 2018, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 2, 2018.

In addition, the studio has announced Shane Black’s The Predator has been delayed from its February 9, 2018 release date to August 3, 2018.

New Mutants hails from director Josh Boone with a cast set to include Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Magik, Nat Wolff as Cannonball, and James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier. The film is set to open against one of Universal’s rebooted monster movies.

Deadpool 2 will once again star Ryan Reynolds as the merc with a mouth alongside Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino. John Wick‘s David Leitch is directing Deadpool 2 from a screenplay by the returning “real heroes here,” screenwriters Reese and Paul Wernick. Reynolds is again serving as a producer on Deadpool 2 alongside X-Men franchise caretakers Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner. Currently no other film is scheduled for June 1, 2018.

Details are lite on X-Men: Dark Phoenix, whose title isn’t explicitly confirmed either, but it was previously reported that Simon Kinberg would write and direct the film. Disney’s Mulan remake is scheduled to arrive on the film’s November 2 release date as well.

Shane Black directs the new Predator movie from a script with his Monster Squad co-writer Fred Dekker. The cast includes Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay, Yvonne Strahovski, Alfie Allen , Sterling K. Brown and Edward James Olmos. Two other movies are set for the August 3, 2018 release date including an untitled live-action Disney movie and Sony’s Holmes and Watson.

 

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Phoenix Forgotten Review

Phoenix Forgotten Review: New Ridley Scott-produced found footage horror film is full of sound and fury and paranoia

Phoenix Forgotten Review: New Ridley Scott-produced found footage horror film is full of sound and fury and paranoia

Found footage horror movies are a dime a dozen and have been since Paranormal Activity traded on the success of the previous decade’s The Blair Witch Project and rode it all the way to the bank. With the film industry in a less-than-healthy state, found footage horror movies cost nearly nada to make, with rarely a known star in site and a visual palette that demands incompetence for it to even function.

Yeah, I don’t like them. If I want reality, I’ll look out the window.

But every so often a film of this type comes out and surprises, mixing cinematic craft with the urgency of found footage. Enter Phoenix Forgotten, director Justin Barber’s Ridley Scott-produced faux docu-thriller about the purportedly “true” events on March 13th, 1997 in Phoenix, Arizona when a bunch of locals swear that the glowing light saw in the distant night sky weren’t government jets but a big ‘ole UFO dropping in for a quick hello.

Barber’s film works because it’s a film first, by that I mean it’s produced and presented as an actual piece of dramatic journalism, with score and ace editing as various talking heads (are they real? actors? The lines here are rather ingeniously smudged) debate the authenticity of the footage and tell tales of other such sightings that might lend credence to the tin-hat set.

Woven into this is a narrative about a trio of teens who had obviously seen and enjoyed The Blair With Project enough to pack up some snacks and video gear and hightail into the desert to find potential evidence of extraterrestrial activity. Of course, they’re never heard from again. That is until 20 years later when the makers of this movie find a tape buried in the sand containing the last few minutes of the kids’ lives… on Earth at least.

The makers of this movie are cruising for a critical bruising when reviewers get hold of the title. I can just see the cynical headlines: “Phoenix Already Forgotten!”; “Forget it Phoenix!”. But the truth is, Phoenix Forgotten is really rather good. It’s expertly-paced and immersive and cynical about its subject before blossoming into a fiery horror movie for the shaky-cam finale. Unlike many of these movies, post-production is solid, especially the sound design and that last reel is a real hackle-raiser because of those alarming sound FX. The pro-am performances are pretty good too and ultimately its these controlled, presumably semi-improvised performances that elevate the movie, making us feel genuinely sad at the stressful fate the three kids endure.

While Phoenix Forgotten won’t change your life, it is a damn sight better than last year’s Blair Witch sequel and it gives hope that there is SOMETHING out there: a better breed of found footage film.

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Second Trailer for Peculiar Found Footage Sci-Fi ‘Phoenix Forgotten’

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“For decades they’ve been lying to you.” Cinelou Films has released a final trailer for sci-fi horror found footage film Phoenix Forgotten, which is set to open in select theaters later this month (on April 21st). We already featured one teaser trailer for this film previously, as it’s a very mysterious found footage feature “based on true events” about kids who go to investigate mysterious lights of Phoenix, Arizona and end up disappearing. It’s kind of like The Blair Witch Project, but for UFOs and aliens and something like that. The “unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.” The cast includes Florence Hartigan, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews, Luke Spencer Roberts; with Wes Ball, T.S. Nowlin, Ridley Scott, Mark Canton, and Courtney Solomon producing. This certainly looks freaky. ›››

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Ridley Scott’s Phoenix Forgotten Gets Theatrical Date and Trailer

Ridley Scott's Phoenix Forgotten Gets Theatrical Date and Trailer

Cinelou Films will release found-footage shocker Phoenix Forgotten in theaters nationwide on April 21st

Sir Ridley Scott ain’t going gently into his senior years. On top of setting the sci-fi/horror fandom afire this year with his highly-anticipated Alien: Covenant, Scott is one of the producers of buzzed found-footage shocker Phoenix Forgotten.

The film is based on the shocking, true events of March 13, 1997, when several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona. This unprecedented and inexplicable phenomenon became known as “The Phoenix Lights,” and remains the most famous and widely-viewed UFO sighting in history.

Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed…

Directed by Justin Barber (Beginners) and co-written by Barber and T.S. Nowlin (The Maze Runner movies, Pacific Rim: Uprising) Phoenix Forgotten stars Florence Hartigan, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews and Luke Spencer Roberts. It will open in theaters on April 21 via Cinelou Films. Check out the trailer below.

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Ridley Scott’s Phoenix Forgotten Gets Theatrical Date and Trailer

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Cinelou Films will release found footage shocker Phoenix Forgotten in theaters nationwide on April 21st

Sir Ridley Scott aint going gently into his senior years. On top of setting the sci-fi/horror fandom afire this year with his highly anticipated Alien: Covenant, Scott is one of the producers of buzzed found footage shocker Phoenix Forgotten.

Based on the shocking, true events of March 13th, 1997, when several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona. This unprecedented and inexplicable phenomenon became known as “The Phoenix Lights”, and remains the most famous and widely viewed UFO sighting in history.

Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed…

Directed by Justin Barber (Beginners) and co-written by Barber and T.S. Nowlin (The Maze Runner movies, Pacific Rim: Uprising) Phoenix Forgotten stars Florence Hartigan, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews and Luke Spencer Roberts. It will open in theaters n April 21 via Cinelou Films. Check out the trailer below.

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First Trailer for Eerie Found Footage Sci-Fi Horror ‘Phoenix Forgotten’

Phoenix Forgotten Trailer

“I shouldn’t have brought you guys out here.” Cinelou Releasing & Freestyle Releasing have unveiled the first trailer for a mysterious, eerie sci-fi horror film titled Phoenix Forgotten, about a group of kids who disappeared from Phoenix, Arizona in 1997. The film is being billed as a Blair Witch-esque found footage thriller about these kids who went into the desert on the night lights were seen above Phoenix. The “unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.” The cast includes Florence Hartigan, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews, Luke Spencer Roberts; with Wes Ball, T.S. Nowlin, Ridley Scott, Mark Canton, and Courtney Solomon producing. This definitely looks creepy, and it definitely looks like they want to replicate the Blair Witch concept, but with aliens in Arizona. Have a look. ›››

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This Week In Trailers: Burning Sands, Phoenix Forgotten, Here Alone, Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes Of Apollo

Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we rush a frat, get the straight dope from NASA, use a possibly/maybe/probably real UFO event as a springboard for something fun, and raise the undead once more for an interesting yarn.

Burning Sands Trailer

Strong.

First time director Gerard McMurray looks like he’s coming hard out of the gate with a serious drama about fraternity life, specifically Hell Week. While it does share many elements from last year’s Goat there doesn’t feel like any gratuitous sensationalism although it does share in the more violent aspects of both films. Somehow in the 21st century even after we’ve moved past many of the antiquated behaviors that define social groups like this with all the crackdowns on hazing, underage drinking, take your pick of vice, there still exists this idea that these barbaric initiations are still happening. That they are one of the last vestiges of urban legend, or urban fact, makes stories like this so alluring.

Here Alone Trailer

OK, then.

Look, most of us are all burnt out on zombies. What director Rod Blackhurst, who last gave us the Amanda Knox documentary that came out last year, is doing here helps to move past the typical zombie fare and into something a little more substantive. The trailer does a solid job in establishing why we’re here and what the stakes are. While there are some common tropes being played out (not knowing who to trust, being one) there’s a freshness here that I enjoyed immensely. While I don’t know if the sum of its parts will make for a satisfying whole, this trailer is one way to get at what makes the undead such a great subject to mine.

Mission Control Trailer

Grandad would love this.

As a history buff there is no substitute for well-polished or well-made movies like Hidden Figures or Apollo 13. Sure, they’re there and they inspire an entire legion of a populace with their stories but to hear it from the old son of a gun’s who managed the operations or were a part of them there is just that certain fascination and reverence we should have in listening to their stories. Director David Fairhead does exactly as he should in presenting these talking heads as they reflect on what it was like to be within mission control’s nerve center. It’s damn riveting to see these guys talk and reflect and, to me, has more impact than a fictional recreation no matter how close it hews to reality.

Phoenix Forgotten Trailer

T.S Nowlin.

Nowlin is currently the guy credited for crafting the script for Pacific Rim: Uprising and the screenplays for all the Maze Runner installments. This movie, directed by Justin Barber, who worked as a producer on an utterly not-seen-by-enough-people favorite of mine, The Myth of the American Sleepover, has his own share of producing help by the folks who gave us The Martian and 300. The net-net of this seems to be right in line with a smaller production joint that looks to leverage the jump scares more than wanton evisceration and gore. I’m not sure how far this will get with audiences but it looks like it’s good enough to get people to submit to its premise. The Phoenix Lights was all people could talk about when it happened in my backyard 20 years ago (ugh, I’m so old) so it’s a fascinating ripped-from-the-headlines approach to a story that may have some legs. Or antennae.

Nota bene: If you have any suggestions of trailers to possibly be included in this column, even have a trailer of your own to pitch, please let me know by sending me a note at Christopher_Stipp@yahoo.com or look me up via Twitter at @Stipp

In case you missed them, here are the other trailers we covered at /Film this week:

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