Widows Director: Steve McQueen
Writers: Steve McQueen, Gillian Flynn
Cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Rated R | 129 Minutes
Release Date: November 16, 2018
Steve McQueen‘s Widows is not just a heist film. It’s a heist film with an empowering message, wrapped with social issues that continue to affect us today. It’s a phenomenal piece of work featuring women of color taking back the power. Though it has familiar heist tropes, Widows has plenty of depth, as well as twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. Check out my full review below.
It’s been five years since we’ve seen anything from Academy Award-winning Steve McQueen. But the director is now back and with fearless female cast. In Widows, Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, and Cynthia Ervio play a group of women who have suffered the loss of their husbands. The only problem is, they have secrets to hide, leaving these widows with a debt owed to a dangerous group of people.
There’s many shows out there that were canceled way too soon and continued to develop a passionate fanbase long after the network gave up on them (*cough*Firefly*cough*). Even the mighty HBO has been guilty of this from time to time, such as with Rome and the western Deadwood. Though to be fair, apart from a few titles such as The Sopranos, more mature premium channel TV shows like that weren’t nearly as big back then as they are now. If Game of Thrones came out back in 2004, who knows, maybe it would have only lasted a couple of seasons. The very idea is enough to make you nauseous.
But it looks like one of these shows could see new life. HBO already brought Entourage—which had a healthy eight-season run as a show—back for its own feature film, and now they’re considering giving Deadwood a movie as well. Pondering, really, in a quiet, elaborately decorated room. Outstanding curtains. Whilst sipping a cup of tea. OK so that last part may not be entirely true, but they are thinking about it.
The first trailer for Brick writer-director Rian Johnson‘s forthcoming sci-fi action thriller Looper, which has been teased relentlessly all week, has been released today by Columbia Pictures and Film District. You can check it out here below.
Looper takes place in a world where time travel exists, but only as black market technology used by the mob to eliminate their enemies. They send hired killers, called “loopers,” thirty years into the past with their quarry. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a looper whose life is threatened when his employers decide to target his future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.
Just a few days we got our first look at the poster for Looper, the forthcoming sci-fi thriller from Brick writer-director Rian Johnson. Today we have a brief tease of the film’s first trailer courtesy of Apple, featuring a snippet of footage from the film and comments from Johnson and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
You can watch it here below.
Looper is set in a world where time travel exists, but only as black market technology used by the mob to eliminate their enemies. They send hired killers, called “loopers,” thirty years into the past with their quarry. Gordon-Levitt plays a looper whose life is threatened when his employers decide to target his future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.