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Here’s a poster for 99 Homes. The indie drama, which stars Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield and Laura Dern, is slated for a September 25 theatrical release.

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TRAILER: New Orleans-Shot ’99 Homes’

by Jordan McGuire on June 4, 2015


99 Homes is filled with struggle, betrayal, questionable redemption, questionable unlawful behavior and extraordinary performances. The New Orleans-shot thriller stars Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern. Dern simply seems to give a performance of a lifetime over and over and this film is no different. Directed by Ramin Bahrani, 99 Homes shows the intense world of shady eviction notices and intense and ruthless “winners.” This film hit the festival screens of Venice, Telluride and Toronto and was highly praised for its emotional rollercoaster ride.

Andrew Garfield plays a single father trying to provide for his mother and his only son. Their collective life is put on hold when Michael Shannon approaches with the sheriff’s department to repossess their home. Nothing about the initial exchange seems legitimate. Shannon rules with an iron fist as he repossess countless homes without batting an eye. Garfield, longing for cash to feed his family, sets out to work for the man who took everything.

99 Homes is built for award nominations with supporting performances from Dern and Shannon. Shannon strikes fear into the surrounding characters, audience members and doesn’t hide his callous actions for anyone. Immediately following the Sundance screening, Bahrani went to their distributor, Broad Green, and increased Laura Dern’s role and let her scenes play a more pivotal piece in the final product.

99 Homes will hit the big screen September 25. In an interview with Pete Hammond from Deadline, Ramin Bahrani has this to say about his project: “This trailer is going to be the first time most audiences have ever heard of this film. For them it is brand new, and I am pretty stoked about it.” Well, Mr. Bahrani, we’re pretty stoked too.

Source: Deadline

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Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios have struck a deal many thought was impossible. Sony, who controls the film and tv rights to Spider-Man, will partner with Marvel to allow the famous webslinging superhero to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s right. The one already inhabited by Robert Downey, Jr’s Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and scores of other superheroes who have leapt from the pages of Marvel’s comic books to the big screen.

With the new deal, Spider-Man will appear in a yet-to-be-named Marvel film as part of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Sony Pictures will then release its $4 billion Spider-Man on July 28, 2017. Rumors were floating around that Sony might sell Spidey back to Marvel and Disney, but it doesn’t appear like that will happen.

Amy Pascal, who just left the big offices at Sony, will join Kevin Feige as producers on this project. Feige has had his hand in countless superhero bits such as The Avengers, Iron Man and the recent phenomenon, Guardians of the Galaxy.

There has been ongoing speculation of Spidey making an appearance in the next installment of Captain America: Civil War. But until now, much of that talk could be chalked up to the hopes and dreams of fans, who know that Spidey is at the center of a Civil War storyline in the comics. It looks like that’s an actual possibility now.

And, frankly, it’s a pretty sweet move. Spidey needs to show some resurgence because he – and Sony – have lost some steam with the previous two films. On the other hand, Feige has commanded Marvel, creating and bringing the Cinematic Universe to new heights by mingling heroes and building epic franchises. Paul Rudd as Ant-Man is the next hero to make the leap.

The most recent Spider-Man movie from Sony, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, grossed more than $700 million, but left most with no desire to see a sequel. Andrew Garfield has worn the blue and red spandex while the beautiful Emma Stone plays alongside as Gwen Stacy. The film was directed by Marc Webb, who couldn’t have a more fitting surname.

MJEfDzvLKEcDeadline talked with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. “I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie,” he said. “Amy has been deeply involved in the realization on the film of one of the world’s most beloved characters.”

Impressively, Peter Parker’s masked vigilante has taken in more than $4 billion worldwide. Spider-Man is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, so there’s no way they would give it up. Hopefully, this deal brings Sony’s Spider-Man franchise back to life, while providing fans with something they’ve long desired.

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Director Ramin Bahrani’s film 99 Homes premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Set in Orlando in 2010, the film follows a single father (Andrew Garfield) who is an unemployed construction worker with Michael Shannon as the broker who evicts Garfield’s family from their home. In hopes of getting his home back, Garfield begins working for the greedy real estate broker ultimately sending him to the dark side.

The film is a response to the corrupt system in Florida. Bahrani said he was ‘made dizzy by the corruption’ in Florida’s foreclosure system and filming in Orlando was a deliberate choice because of  “the juxtaposition of Disney and the harsh realities happening around it.”

Bahrani dedicated the film to the late Roger Ebert whom he was very close with. “People sitting in this room have to continue the fight he was pushing for all the time,” said Bahrani, “in America and internationally, for good cinema- cinema that is more than a selfie.”

Source: Deadline

 

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ in Theaters

by Catie Ragusa on April 22, 2014

On the heels of The Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker struggles to balance his life as a high school student, his relationship with his girlfriend Gwen Stacy and his duty to save the city as Spider-Man. And as he delves deeper into his father’s past, he runs into Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. New villains, like Rhino, Electro and Green Goblin emerge, and they all have one thing in common: their involvement in OsCorp Industries. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Paul Giamatti, Dane DeHaan and Jamie Foxx, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2.

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