There were some big-deal coming attractions this week, including the final first look at Spectre, plus Leonard DiCaprio in The Revenant. But there are plenty more great films coming out as we head into the classier part of the movie season. Take a look at the more indie side of things this week, which still promise lots of great viewing at the art houses…
Here’s the movie that’s kept Kurt Russell wearing a big beard right through Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight. There won’t be as much hype for Bone Tomahawk, but this indie Western is getting its own buzz going, with Kurt leading some classic movie stereotypes on a hunt for cannibal Indians who’ve kidnapped Patrick Wilson’s wife. We’re hearing this is a real slow burner, and that reminds us a of a few great classic Westerns. We’ll
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Ip Man 3
It’s taken five years for martial arts fans to get a new Ip Man movie from Donnie Yen, but this trailer promises lots of mayhem–although one scene seems to be from Ip Man 2. Mike Tyson showing up is sure new, though….
Natalie Dormer breaks out of Game of Thrones and becomes a leading lady with this supernatural thriller–based on the notorious Suicide Forest of Japan, where lots of people go to kill themselves. Seems like a great setting–although this Vice documentary is plenty creepy as it details the true story behind the place…
And here’s another experiment in salvaging the ’80s from Drafthouse Films, as the distributors piece together a disastrous attempt by Iranian filmmaker John Rad to make an epic action film. Actually, this one started shooting in 1979. Anyway, it looks like fun schlock. Will it be as great as the similar Miami Connection, or ultimately just kind of dull, with the highlights all in the trailer? We’re willing to find out…..