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Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Returning To Quad-Cities To Screen Their New Film, ’65’

March 8th, 2023
Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Returning To Quad-Cities To Screen Their New Film, '65'

Quad-Cities born-and-raised filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are returning to the area to screen their new film, “65,” starring Adam Driver! The pair sent the following email today: “Our latest film “65” starring Adam Driver will be released worldwide this week! The film takes place 65 million years ago in the age of dinosaurs, and we’d love for you to see it on the biggest screen possible. We’ll be coming back to Iowa to host a few in-person events in the next few days and hope to see you there. Full details below.” Davenport Introduction by Filmmakers Beck... Read More

Quad-Cities ‘Quiet Place’ Filmmakers Beck And Woods Get Summer 2022 Release Date For New ’65’

May 25th, 2021
Quad-Cities 'Quiet Place' Filmmakers Beck And Woods Get Summer 2022 Release Date For New '65'

The latest film from Quad-Cities born-and-raised duo Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, “65,” starring Adam Driver and Ariana Greenblatt, has gotten its Sony Pictures summer 2022 release date — May 13. That’s the only big-budget film set to open that weekend at this time. Beck and Woods, who have been making films since they were teens in the Quad-Cities in the late ’90s and early ’00s, finally broke through big time with their script to “A Quiet Place,” which was followed by the successful directorial debut of the duo with “Haunt.” “65”... Read More

Adam Driver To Star in New Thriller From Quad-Cities’ Scott Beck And Bryan Woods

September 1st, 2020
Adam Driver To Star in New Thriller From Quad-Cities' Scott Beck And Bryan Woods

How do you spell an upcoming film blockbuster? Add star Adam Driver to a sci-fi thriller written and directed by Bettendorf natives Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, co-produced by the legendary Sam Raimi. “We’re still pinching ourselves with this news,” Beck and Woods tweeted on Tuesday of the planned pic “65.” “Adam Driver will be the star of the next film we’re directing for Sony. He’s one of our favorite artists on the planet. Can’t wait to share this special movie with all of you.” In May, Variety reported a reunion for Beck and Woods (both 35-year-old Bettendorf... Read More

The Force Ricochets

December 22nd, 2019
The Force Ricochets

In the beginning, there was the Word…or a bunch of words, anyway. They began with, “It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.” Once seen, it was impossible to forget. Film historians will tell you the first blockbuster was Steven Spielberg’s Jaws in 1975. That’s true, but there’s a galaxy’s worth of difference between a blockbuster and a frickin’ phenomenon. On May 25, 1977, Star Wars changed everything. The brainchild of George Lucas erupted from theaters and soon laid claim to... Read More

A Death Without a Body

December 16th, 2019
A Death Without a Body

If you’re currently married or you were ever married, I’ve got news for you: your marriage is insane. I hate to be the one to tell you, but there it is. People you know, people you love, will take stock of your relationship and life choices and say, “They’re cuckoo banana-pants. No doubt about it.” Luckily, you aren’t alone. Everybody’s marriage is insane—yes, including mine. From the outside, they’re nearly impossible to understand. From the inside? Well, it ain’t much easier. Some days you can feel an almost religious degree of closeness to your partner, while during others... Read More