Tag Archives: Ethan Hawke

THE GUILTY (2021) New Trailer From Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Burr, Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke…

The Guilty (2021). Jake Gyllenhaal, Netflix
The Guilty (2021). Jake Gyllenhaal, Netflix

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Bill Burr and Paul Dano are the stars of director Antoine Fuqua’s latest, The Guilty.

And action/thriller, the story follows Joe Baylor (Gyllenhaal), a demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk. Baylor finds himself conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.

I’m pretty sure that Dano and Gyllenhaal are only ever in good movies. I sometimes say things like: ‘I didn’t know I missed (insert name of great actor) until this new trailer.’ But, I’ve been needing an intense Gyllenhaal film for a while now. And knowing that Fuqua, the director of the excellent Training Day (2001) and The Equalizer (2014) is behind this movie has me that little be more excited.

I also happen to have a special place in my heart for 911 responders. Nevertheless, I didn’t miss the part where this trailer states something along the lines of ‘there’s more to the story than meets the eye.’ I guess we’ll have to wait and see just how likeable Gyllenhaal’s character is by the end. I, for one, can’t wait to find out.

Byron Bowers, Riley Keough, Bill Burr, Peter Sarsgaard, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, David Castañeda, David Castañeda, Terence J. Rotolo, Edi Patterson, Adrian Martinez also star.

The Guilty Release Dates: September 21st, 2021 (US); October 1st, 2021 (UK)…

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TESLA (2020): New Trailer From Ethan Hawke, Eve Hewson, Kyle MacLachlan, Hannah Gross

Tesla (2020), Eve Hewson, Ethan Hawke, IFC Films
Tesla (2020), Eve Hewson, Ethan Hawke, IFC Films

Starring Ethan Hawke and Eve Hewson, visionary inventor Nikola Tesla is the subject of Tesla, director Michael Almereyda’s new drama/biography. Particularly Tesla’s interactions with Thomas Edison, J.P. Morgan’s daughter Anne, and Tesla’s breakthroughs in transmitting electrical power and light.

Additional key cast includes Kyle MacLachlan, Hanna Gross and Josh Hamilton.

Ethan Hawke, this cool trailer edit and the greatness of Tesla himself are the reason I’m interested. It also helps that Almereyda’s film looks like no biography I’ve ever seen.

Lois Smith, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Jim Gaffigan, Lucy Walters, James Urbaniak, Ian Lithgow, Donnie Keshawarz and Janelle Feigley also star.

Tesla Release Dates: August 21st, 2020 (US)…

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ADOPT A HIGHWAY (2019): New Trailer From Ethan Hawke, Chris Sullivan, Christopher Heyerdahl, Mo McRae…

Adopt A Highway (2019), Ethan Hawke
Adopt A Highway (2019), Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke’s latest drama Adopt A Highway is the story of An ex-felon finds a live baby left in a dumpster.

From writer / director Logan Marshall-Green, additional key cast includes Chris Sullivan, Christopher Heyerdahl, Mo McRae…

I feel as though I know how this will end but I still need to see it anyway for Hawke’s performance.

Elaine Hendrix, Betty Gabriel, Anne-Marie Johnson, Rich Ceraulo Ko, Loni Love, Milauna Jackson, Nate Mooney, Chris Williams,Dohn Norwood, Diane Gaeta, Juan Gabriel and Pareja also star.

Adopt A Highway Release Dates: November 1st, 2019 (US)…

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STOCKHOLM (2019): New Trailer From Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong…

Stockholm (2019), Ethan Hawke
Stockholm (2019), Ethan Hawke

Stockholm is the the strange but true story of the infamous 1973 hostage crisis in Stockholm, Sweden. The very one that gave rise to the psychological phenomenon known as ‘Stockholm syndrome’.

Written / directed by Robert Budreau; key cast includes Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong…

I’m interested in the humour in Hawke’s performance and Rapace’s character’s emotional journey.

Christopher Heyerdahl, Bea Santos, Thorbjørn Harr, John Ralston, Mark Rendall, Gustaf Hammarsten and Hanneke Talbot also star.

Stockholm Release Dates: April 12th, 2019 (US)…

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THE KID (2019): New Trailer From Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Dane DeHaan…

The Kid (2019), Ethan Hawke, Lionsgate Movies
The Kid (2019), Ethan Hawke, Lionsgate Movies

Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio and Dane DeHaan are the stars of The Kid.

Directed by D’Onofrio, The Kid is a biography / western about a young boy forced to go on the run whilst trying to save his sister from his villainous uncle. On his journey he finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of Sheriff Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid…

I’m not overly familiar with the Sheriff Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid story but I am aware of that Billy is an outlaw and I’m interested mainly because of Hawke and Pratt. My fingers crossed for a pleasant surprise.

Leila George, Adam Baldwin, Jenny Gabrielle and Tait Fletcher also star.

The Kid Release Dates: March 8th, 2019 (2019)…

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FIRST REFORMED (2018): The Thing I Liked…

First Reformed (2018), Ethan Hawke
First Reformed (2018), Ethan Hawke

In First Reformed, Ethan Hawk is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor who’s plunged into his own tormented past and equally despairing future, after a pregnant parishioner asks him to counsel her deeply troubled husband.

Hawkes notable performance and the special way the movie’s dialogue shines a light on some of the more challenging experiences of the human condition are reasons why director Paul Schrader’s film was worthwhile for me. Challenges including the anguish experienced by those grappling with their religious faith or more generally, those lacking in hope for the future. 

All of First Reformed is engaging but a particularly memorable scene is the face to face conversation between the Reverend and the very troubled husband. I enjoyed listening to the interesting questions asked, some of which are literally answered and some answered through the films impressive execution which features some unexpectedly dark turns.

As a Hawke fan and a general lover of good movies, I say give First Reformed a chance and who knows, you may even find yourself feeling comforted by the knowledge that at some point, you too asked the same questions. And so, in that way, First Reformed is about you / everyone.

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FIRST REFORMED (2018): New Trailer From Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Michael Gaston…

First Reformed (2018), Ethan Hawke.png

First Reformed is a drama / thriller about a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor (Ethan Hawke) at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks the Reverend to counsel her husband, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future.

Directed by Paul Schrader, Hawke and Seyfried are joined by Cedric the Entertainer, Michael Gaston, Van Hansis, Ronald Peet…

I’m in for the unique story and a great performance by Hawke. You can just see it in his eyes, can’t you?

First Reformed Release Dates: May 18th, 2018 (US)…

Read my review of First Reformed.

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24 HOURS TO LIVE (2017): New Trailer From Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer, Liam Cunningham, Paul Anderson…

24 Hours To Live (2017), Ethan Hawke
24 Hours To Live (2017), Ethan Hawke

In 24 Hours To Live, Ethan Hawke is an assassin seeking redemption after being given a second chance at life. Directed by Brian Smrz, Rutger Hauer and Paul Anderson also star…

I enjoy a great assassin movie. However, I don’t know how good this is going to be but I want to find out because Mr. Hawke usually makes good choices.

24 Hours To Live Release Dates: December 1st, 2017 (US)…

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