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‘Loving’ Trailer: Jeff Nichols Drama Explores Historic Interracial Marriage
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Ruth Neega can easily be seen as one of the breakout star of the past few years. From Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to AMC’s Preacher, and most recently Warcraft. Now she will appear in a powerful film simply titled Loving from director Jeff Nichols. Nichols is having quite the year himself with Midnight Special being released a couple of months back.

As the title suggests, the film is about love. The movie centers on a real-life couple whose interracial marriage sparked a historic legal battle. It also stars Joel Edgerton, who will play the husband to Neega’s character. Check out the trailer below.

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Movie Review: Midnight Special
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Midnight Special
** out of ****
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Starring: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher, Kirsten Dunst, and Sam Shepherd
Release Date- March 18, 2016

Midway through Midnight Special there’s a line that’s uttered from a father to his son that sticks with us, despite how generic it initially seems, and encapsulates its director’s entire film oeuvre. “I like worrying about you,” Roy (Michael Shannon) says to his son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), after a near death experience. Such a simple line depicts the compulsion men invariably encounter in each of the four films made by Arkansas director Jeff Nichols. His men are troubled, burdened, and eventually consumed by an unhealthy urge to either protect their family, friends, or legacy.

Unlike the best films of Nichols (this ranks last on his list), Midnight Special does not fully go with the reverberations that such a faithful adherence to a compulsion would lead to. Rather, we are dragged along an erratic journey that fuses a variety of genres (inevitable comparisons to E.T. Will ensue), eventually losing sight of Mr. Nichols’ sweet spot: examining man’s unerring religious devotion to protection and human emotion.

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New ‘Midnight Special’ Trailer “A Benevolent Feeling”
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Midnight Special

A new trailer has been released for Midnight Special, the sci-fi thriller from Mud and Take Shelter writer and director Jeff Nichols. The new trailer is titled “Jeff Nichols – A Benevolent Feeling,” and it’s short but unique, as instead of just showing footage and critical praise as many trailers do, it also includes quotes from Nichols sharing personal thoughts from his own life that inspired the film’s story.

The movie tells the story of a father going on the run with his son to protect the boy, who has special powers. It stars Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher, Sam Shepard, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, and Paul Sparks.

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‘Midnight Special’ Trailer: Michael Shannon Protects Supernatural Son From Religious Fanatics
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Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Jeff NicholsMidnight Special starring Michael Shannon, as a father who protects his son from religious extremists and the U.S. government by constantly staying on the run. In fact, the film reunites Shannon with Nichols, after the two had already worked together on Take Shelter four years ago.

Check out Nichols’ take on the sci-fi genre in the Midnight Special trailer here below.

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Michael Shannon To Reunite With Director Jeff Nichols On New Sci-Fi Film
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Michael Shannon and Jeff Nichols

Actor Michael Shannon, best known for his recurring role on Boardwalk Empire and his Academy Award-nominated supporting performance in Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road, and Mud director Jeff Nichols will team-up for an original science-fiction feature produced by Warner Brothers Pictures.

Shannon is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s hottest commodities. This year he stars as mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski in The Iceman and goes full-blown Kryptonian as General Zod in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Currently you can see Shannon in Nichols’ Mud (read our review here), which marks the actor’s third collaborative effort with the director.

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Movie Review: Mud
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Mud Film PosterMud
Director: Jeff Nichols
Screenwriter: Jeff Nichols
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Sarah Paulson
Lionsgate Films
Rated PG-13 | 131 Minutes
Release Date: April 26, 2013

Written and directed by Jeff Nichols, Mud stars Matthew McConaughey as the title character, a charismatic desperado on the run from ruthless bounty hunters.

“Galen said it’s been here awhile. He thinks the last flood did it.” Neckbone, an adolescent boy in camouflage pants and a Fugazi t-shirt, and his friend Ellis are exploring a small island on the Mississippi River where they discover a motorboat stuck in the branches of a twisted old tree.

Like Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) and Ellis (Tye Sheridan) are two poor boys on a great adventure through the American South. After investigating the motorboat, the two encounter Mud, a drifter with a gun in his waistband and crosses in his heels – nails in the shape of crosses – that protect him from evil spirits.

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Matt Reeves Won’t Direct ‘The Twilight Zone’; On The Shortlist For ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’
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Matt Reeves

After taking a stab at writing and directing Let Me In, Matt Reeves attached himself to helm a new version of The Twilight Zone for Warner Bros. Unlike the last Twilight Zone film, which consisted of multiple vignettes directed by a variety of filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, George Miller, and John Landis, this iteration would only have one director. However, it’s been a year since the announcement was made and the film is no closer to starting principal photography. As a result, Reeves is exiting the project.

Variety reports that with Reeves out as director, WB has sent out a directing assignment to find the right person to direct. No word yet on who received the assignment. There were no reported creative conflicts between the two parties, however, Reeves’ schedule played a huge part in his decision to leave The Twilight Zone remake. Reeves is currently attached to projects like The Passage, This Dark Endeavor, and The Invisible Woman, which leads us to an interesting development for Dawn of Planet of the Apes.

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