May 15, 2014


New posters for a number of upcoming films have landed online.  Briefly

  • A Most Wanted Man – The slow-burn spy thriller from director Anton Corbijn stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright and opens July 25th.  Read my review here.
  • The Rover – The dystopian thriller from director David Michod stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and opens June 13th.
  • V/H/S: Viral – The horror anthology sequel opens this fall.
  • Calvary – The dark comedy stars Brendan Gleeson as a priest targeted for assassination and opens August 1st.  Read Matt’s review here.
  • Life Itself – The documentary about film critic Roger Ebert opens July 4th.  Read my review here.
  • Earth to Echo – The Spielberg ripoff family-oriented sci-fi adventure opens July 2nd.
  • Love Is Strange – The drama from director Ira Sachs stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a troubled gay couple and opens August 22nd.  Read Matt’s review here.
  • Dinosaur 13 – The documentary about the struggle over ownership of a valuable dinosaur fossil opens August 15th.  Read my review here.

Hit the jump to check out the posters and synopses.

A Most Wanted Man

Via Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions.


Here’s the synopsis for A Most Wanted Man:

Hamburg, Germany: 2012. A mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run (Grigoriy Dobrygin) arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue are a banker (Dafoe) and a young female lawyer (McAdams) who is determined to defend the defenseless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit (Hoffman), who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks. In an adrenaline laced and heart-rending escalation of tension and collision, it’s not long before he becomes everyone’s most wanted man. A Most Wanted Man, a cerebral tale of intrigue in the vein of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is also contemporary and deeply human, touching themes in love, rivalry and politics we live with every day.

The Rover

Via A24.


Here’s the synopsis for The Rover:

THE ROVER, David Michod’s highly anticipated follow-up to ANIMAL KINGDOM, is set in a world 10 years following the collapse of society. The rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Pearce) as he travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a wounded Rey (Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him. Michod also wrote the film based on a story he conceived with Joel Edgerton.

V/H/S: Viral

Via IMP Awards.


Here’s the official synopsis for V/H/S: Viral:

Fame-obsessed teens hell-bent on capturing the next viral video discover they are the stars of the latest internet sensation. V/H/S VIRAL is the third and most intense installment in the groundbreaking horror franchise from the world’s top genre filmmakers.


Via IMP Awards.


Here’s the official synopsis for Calvary:

Calvary’s Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kely Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral—and often comic—problems, he feels sinister forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

Life Itself

Via Magnolia.


Here’s the synopsis for Life Itself:

Roger Ebert was a beloved national figure and arguably our best-known and most influential movie critic, and his passing in 2013 was deeply felt across the country. Based on his memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF recounts his fascinating and flawed journey—from politicized school newspaperman, to Chicago Sun-Times movie critic, to Pulitzer Prize winner, to television household name, to the miracle of finding love at 50, and finally his “third act” as a major voice on the Internet when he could no longer physically speak.

Earth to Echo

Via Relativity.


Here’s the synopsis for Earth to Echo:

After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities. When everyone around them refuses to take the messages seriously, the three embark on a secret adventure to crack the code and follow it to its source. But taking matters into their own hands gets the trio in way over their heads when they discover a mysterious being from another world who desperately needs their help. The epic, suspenseful and exciting journey that follows will change all of their lives forever.

Love Is Strange

Via IMP Awards.


Here’s the synopsis for Love Is Strange:

In LOVE IS STRANGE, Ben (Lithgow) and George (Molina) finally wed in Manhattan after 39 years together.  However, once the Catholic school where George has had a longtime job hears of the marriage, he is fired, and the couple is forced to move into two separate households as they can no longer afford their Manhattan apartment.  George moves in with two gay cops who live downstairs, and Ben moves to Brooklyn with his nephew, his wife, and their teenage son. While trying to find a new place to live together, Ben and George feel the pain of living apart while testing the strength of their relationships, both with each other and with those who have taken them in.

Dinosaur 13

Via Lionsgate.


Here’s the synopsis for Dinosaur 13:

When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world’s greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime: the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever found.  But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes and competing paleontologists, they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.

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