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Kevin Jagernauth

In the centerpiece scene of the eccentric UK crime dramedy “Trespass Against Us,” the cocky son of an unlikely mastermind leads his gang on their biggest smash-and-grab yet: driving through the ceiling-to-floor-length front windows of a country estate, and then driving off again with millions of dollars worth of art and antiques. Michael Fassbender plays the heist’s point-man, Chad Cutler, who reluctantly takes the assignment from his dad and boss, Colby (Brendan Gleeson), yet comes to life when he’s behind the wheel of the getaway car, leading the cops on a chase through narrow streets and bumpy fields. Continue reading Michael Fassbender Brings Charisma To The Eccentric Crime Dramedy ‘Trespass Against Us’ [Review] at The Playlist.

Last summer, “Star Wars” fans freaked when at the Television Critics Association August event, network president Channing Dungey said that “hush, hush” “conversations” were happening with Lucasfilm about a potential live action series that would take place in a galaxy far, far away. Would George Lucas‘ scrapped “Star Wars: Underworld” get revived? Would the show connect with the main saga? Continue reading ABC TV’s Ben Sherwood Updates Status Of Live Action ‘Star Wars’ TV Series at The Playlist.

The indie distribution game is always in a state of flux. Former titans The Weinstein Company now seem to be barely getting by these days, and the era of streaming hasn’t stopped new companies from coming along. Just this week, it was announced that former RADiUS honcho Tom Quinn and Alamo Drafthouse’s Tim League were teaming up to form Neon (Anne Hathaway‘s monster movie “Colossal” will be their first release). Continue reading Annapurna Steps Into Distribution Game, Sets Release Date For Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Riots Movie at The Playlist.

With a cast that includes Emily Browning, Jason Schwartzman, Adam Horovitz, Mary-Louise Parker, Lily Rabe, and Chloë Sevigny, it’s not a big surprise that Alex Ross Perry‘s “Golden Exits” is one of the The 30 Most Exciting Films In The Sundance 2017 Lineup. And while we’ll have our verdict soon, this teaser provides a nice preview of what’s to come. Continue reading Emily Browning Feels The New York Groove In Sundance Trailer For Alex Ross Perry’s ‘Golden Exits’ at The Playlist.

With President Trump now in the White House and trying to figure out how to open the drawers of the desk in the Oval Office with his tiny hands, even he can’t stop Hollywood from making superhero movies. Nor can he stop Warner Bros. from dreaming big about their brewing “Green Lantern Corps” movie. READ MORE: How Warner Bros. Turned The DC Movie Universe Into A Franchise Problem Child The Wrap reports that on the star-studded shortlist for Hal Jordan is Tom Cruise, Joel McHale, Bradley Cooper, Armie Hammer, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Ryan Reynolds. Continue reading Ryan Reynolds Reportedly On Star-Studded Shortlist For ‘Green Lantern Corps’ at The Playlist.

Flying Lotus is already a wildly creative musical talent, bending electronic music (and more) to his will across albums like Cosmogramma, Until The Quiet Comes, and You’re Dead! So it would only follow that his foray into feature filmmaking with “Kuso” wold be equally adventurous. READ MORE: The 30 Most Exciting Films In The Sundance 2017 Lineup Gearing up to make its Sundance Film Festival premiere, the trailer for the movie might leave you a little dazed, offering little on plot and plenty on mindbending visuals. Continue reading Sundance: New Trailer For Flying Lotus’ Debut Feature ‘Kuso’ Will Melt Your Brain at The Playlist.

So, just how big is the final twist of M. Night Shyamalan‘s “Split“? Well, a member in the audience that I saw the film with screamed. Twice. And the second time, it was a sustained, very excited howl which included fist pumps. So yes, it’s pretty damn big, and obviously, don’t read further if you don’t want to know. But in case anybody is just skimming over this…   **MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD, SERIOUSLY**   **I’M NOT KIDDING, BIG SPOILERS LAY AHEAD**   Okay, with that out of the way, here’s what happens: After kidnapping three girls, and killing two of them, James McAvoy‘s Kevin remains on the run. Continue reading M. Night Shyamalan Talks The Hugely Surprising Twist Behind ‘Split’ at The Playlist.

Trump’s America starts today, and many are still grappling with the very real fear and anxiety about what the next four years might hold. But it’s heartening to know that people are mobilizing, with multiple protests and marches planned in the days and weeks ahead. And Shia LaBeouf is putting his own touch on the various acts of resistance that will unfold in all corners of the country. The actor and artist has launched a new installation with the very clear title, He Will Not Divide Us. Continue reading Shia LaBeouf Launches 4-Year-Long Anti-Trump Livestream Art Project at The Playlist.

Who would’ve thought the White House would be occupied by someone more oily than Francis Underwood? As America prepares for a Trump presidency, Netflix is using Inauguration Day to remind everyone that “House Of Cards” is returning. Season five will be the first without longtime showrunner Beau Willimon, so it’ll be interesting to see if the tone of the show leans more toward its button pushing, pulpy tendencies or steers into more political intrigue. Continue reading ‘House Of Cards’ Drops Inauguration Day Teaser For Season 5 at The Playlist.

When Thana (Thaneth Warakulnukroh) suddenly decides to walk with an elephant through the countryside to his childhood home, nobody seems to notice, or much care. His wife Bo (Penpak Sirikul) is frankly glad he’s out of the house, while the younger staff at the office mostly just want to know where his files are. Writer/director Kirsten Tan doesn’t fuss or overexplain these details, and quickly gets to what everyone wants to see: a man and his elephant on an unlikely journey. Continue reading ‘Pop Aye’ Is An Engaging, Charming Road Trip With A Man And His Elephant [Sundance Review] at The Playlist.