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Brawl In Cell Block 99

Well, we’ve spent the whole month look at what critics (and what we’ve) really liked across the past year in the film. But what about those who make movies themselves? It’s time for the directors to have their say, and 42 moviemakers …

Seriously, are there any heroes left? We think so… On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I fall in to a more free-flowing, long form discussion about the gnarly reality of an ever-changing Hollywood that seems to have finally been woke…

Having overcome the delightfully, sleep deprived hurdle that is September with a different festival happening any given week, it’s an exciting prospect to think that we’re really only just getting started. With a mix of cerebral blockbusters, festival favorites and mysterious thrillers coming out throughout the month, October won’t be any sort of dry spell, as it’ll be offering up a month of films for an array of fans. While “Blade Runner 2049” will be the popular, conversation starter, there’s no shortage of other quality films. Continue reading 12 Movies To Watch In October at The Playlist.

Having overcome the delightfully, sleep deprived hurdle that is September with a different festival happening any given week, it’s an exciting prospect to think that we’re really only just getting started. With a mix of cerebral blockbusters, festival favorites and mysterious thrillers coming out throughout the month, October won’t be any sort of dry spell, as it’ll be offering up a month of films for an array of fans. While “Blade Runner 2049” will be the popular, conversation starter, there’s no shortage of other quality films. Continue reading 12 Movies To Watch In October at The Playlist.

In “Brawl in Cell Bock 99Vince Vaughn plays Bradley Thomas. With a cross tattooed on the back of his skull, and impressively added muscle tissue to his physique, Vaughn’s transformation is a harrowing but impressive feat for the 47-year-old actor best known for his comedic roles in “Old School” and “Wedding Crashers.” Bradley, the violent, but honorable man he plays in the film is sentenced to seven years for selling drugs, and is then blackmailed by none other than 72-year-old Udo Kier, and is forced to cause as much damage to get transferred to the incarceration hell that is “Red Leaf.” The warden of that prison is played by none other than Don Johnson who runs the place like a psycho bent on behavioral punishment.  Continue reading ‘Brawl In Cell Block 99’: Vince Vaughn & Don Johnson Talk Praise “Genius” Director Craig S. Zahler at The Playlist.

The book that will someday be written detailing the evolution of the cinematic head-stomp will be divided, rather like the most unfortunate victim of “Bone Tomahawk,” into two halves: before S. Craig Zahler‘s ‘Tomahawk’ follow-up, “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” and after. And by rights it deserves to be a similar marker in the career of star Vince Vaughn, who plays protagonist Bradley — occasional stompee, but more often stomper of said heads. Continue reading ‘Brawl In Cell Block 99’ Is A Bloody, Meaty, Gruesome Blast [Venice Review] at The Playlist.

The book that will someday be written detailing the evolution of the cinematic head-stomp will be divided, rather like the most unfortunate victim of “Bone Tomahawk,” into two halves: before S. Craig Zahler‘s ‘Tomahawk’ follow-up, “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” and after. And by rights it deserves to be a similar marker in the career of star Vince Vaughn, who plays protagonist Bradley — occasional stompee, but more often stomper of said heads. Continue reading ‘Brawl In Cell Block 99’ Is A Bloody, Meaty, Gruesome Blast [Venice Review] at The Playlist.

After his baffling enigma of a performance as a crime lord boss in the much-maligned second season of HBO’s “True Detective” in 2015, the Vince Vaughn-aissance is back on track with the erstwhile Wedding Crasher taking another leftfield career choice and transforming himself into one of the most formidable and imposing screen presences of the year. That newfound steely intensity is on rich display in the new trailer for “Brawl in Cell Block 99”, written and directed by recently anointed B-movie wunderkind S. Continue reading ‘Brawl In Cell Block 99’ Trailer: Vince Vaughn Gets Violent at The Playlist.

Get ready, strap in, put your helmet on. Or in the case of Playlist writers, pack your snacks, remember to hydrate and try and get some sleep because the fall film festival season is about to kick off this week and the madness won’t stop anytime soon. We’ve got Telluride also coming this weekend, and the Toronto International Film Festival lands next week, but it starts as it always does on the Lido on Wednesday with the Venice Film Festival. Continue reading Venice Film Festival: 13 Must-See Movies at The Playlist.