We’ve all been burned by straight-to-DVD premieres promising big floating heads of familiar faces, edgy subject matter and an intriguing plot (Damn you, “Search & Destroy”!). Now, a new movie featuring cover box art of Cillian Murphy, Susan Sarandon and Ellen Page has hit video shelves with a truly shocking twist: It’s actually good.
So good, in fact, that super-producer Barry Mendel believes that his lead actor deserves an Oscar nomination. “I mean, it’s one of the greatest performances I’ve ever seen in my life,” the “Rushmore” and “Sixth Sense” producer said of the thriller, which casts Murphy in a “Psycho”-esque dual role. “I have not been involved in a better performance in any of the films I’ve done.” Read More...
See the supple-faced chick down below? Well look again, because that ain't no chick. To wit, it's erstwhile "Batman Begins" star Cillian Murphy, who stars in "Peacock," a psychological thriller about a man whose feminine side is exposed to the town...except they think it's his wife, Emma. Through the rest of the film, Murphy struggles to keep his secret from his neighbors, being both man and woman in this solo relationship.
"Juno" star Ellen Page co-stars as a single mother who discover his secret, with Susan Sarandon, Bill Pullman and Josh Lucas rounding out the cast. "Peacock" hits DVD April 20, and you can get a first look in our exclusive trailer down below (click here for HD).
by Perri Nemiroff
Who would ever have thought Freddy Krueger would be the one to save the day? His new trailer is an easy pick for highlight of the week. The Promo Police have arrest warrants out on the rest of the week's offenders, who are at large and should be considered extremely dangerous. While "Nightmare on Elm Street" catches parole, "Repo Men," "Ondine," "The Karate Kid," "Peacock," "How To Train Your Dragon" and "Valhalla Rising" are all wanted and being sought for questioning.
Posters: “Repo Men”
The Good: Making a fictional story seem like a reality via advertising is a brilliant concept. Whether you care to see a film about Repo Men ripping artificial organs out of customers who can’t afford them, these universally curious sayings will grab your attention. Read More...
Almost fifty years ago, a young woman named Marion pulled off a main road in California during a rainy evening and found herself at the Bates Motel. Shortly thereafter, while taking a shower, she was brutally stabbed by a knife-wielding maniac who turns out to be the motel’s owner, Norman. Toward the end of Hitchcock’s masterful “Psycho,” we learn that Norman Bates suffers from multiple personality disorder, in which both he and his mother reside within his damaged psyche.
Later this year, another psychological thriller will hit theaters, and according to one of its stars, “Peacock” may well remind audiences of Hitchcock's 1960 black-and-white mind-bender.
“['Peacock' is] what would happen if Bates had basically stayed alive and married himself,’” Josh Lucas told MTV News during a recent interview to promote his Tribeca Film Festival entry, “Tell Tale.” “It’s fascinating.” Read More...