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Andi Matichak “Shocked and Honored” to Be Cast in Upcoming Halloween Film

With the recent casting notice of Andi Matichak still headlining the front pages of IMDb, the excitement for David Gordon Green’s upcoming Halloween reboot is at an all-time high! After many setbacks for this eleventh (or second) Halloween entry, filming is set to commence next month in Charleston, South Carolina. Today, the Illinois-bred Matichak (“Orange […]

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‘Stronger’ Review

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown, Lenny Clarke | Written by John Pollono, Jeff Bauman | Directed by David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green drifts yet further from his Pineapple Express and Your Highness frat comedy legacy with this safe and reverent adaptation of the true-life story of Jeff Bauman, a young Bostonian who lost his legs in the marathon bombing of 2013. You may not be familiar with the tale, but the film’s title will give you an idea of the direction of travel.

Excitement builds for the big race. Jeff (Jake Gyllenhaal) heads to the finish line to cheer his on-off girlfriend, Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Suddenly, two bombs explode, maiming the crowd with a rain of shrapnel. Jeff loses his legs. With the help of his family and Erin, Jeff begins his recovery: the traumatic aftermath, the recovery of memories, and the gradual move toward prosthetics.

It’s an all-American story,
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Interview: Jeff Bauman On ‘Stronger’:”I think in a real life story… there’s a lot of laughter.”

Stronger is currently on general release in the UK, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. He plays the real-life role of Jeff Bauman, who became the center of world attention after being seriously injured in the Boston Marathon Bombing. Sadly he lost his legs but he was an inspiration to many after helping police track down bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

He then wrote a memoir about his experiences coming to terms with the tragedy, which the production is based on. We got on the phone to chat with him about what it was like having his life turned into a movie and the close bond he developed with Gyllenhaal and the cast and crew…

Thn: How were you approached about a movie based on your story?

Jeff Bauman: I got a call from Todd Lieberman and Scott Silver from Mandeville. They were with John Pollono the screenwriter, who’s actually from my area.
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Blumhouse Halloween: True Sequel or H20 Remake?

We’ve been doing a lot of reporting on the upcoming Blumhouse sequel to John Carpenter’s original classic Halloween. So far we know that the new film will be co-written by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, and on top of that, we heard a few months back that Jamie Lee Curtis will be returning to […]

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New to Streaming: ‘Princess Cyd,’ ‘Dawson City: Frozen Time,’ ‘mother!,’ ‘The Adventures of Tintin,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

The Adventures of Tintin (Steven Spielberg)

Leave it to Steven Spielberg to eke more thrills out of an animated feature than most directors could with every live-action tool at their disposal. The Adventures of Tintin is colored and paced like a child’s fantastical imagining of how Hergé’s comics might play in motion, and the extent to which viewers buy it depends largely on their willingness to give
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Andi Matichak cast in Halloween reboot as Jamie Lee Curtis’ granddaughter

The Halloween reboot from Danny McBride and David Gordon Green has gained another addition to the Strode family. Deadline reports Orange Is the New Black’s Andi Matichak will star in the film alongside returning Halloween actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer.

Matichak will star as Allyson, the daughter of Greer’s Karen Strode and granddaughter of Curtis’ Laurie Strode. Curtis starred in her iconic role in the first two Halloween films from John Carpenter, reprising her role in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later before getting killed off in Halloween: Resurrection. However, this new Halloween will ignore all the sequels and be a direct sequel to the original which John Carpenter, who is producing the film, directed himself.

See Also: Danny McBride on bringing the dread back to the Halloween franchise

Halloween comes out October 19th, 2018.

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Andi Matichak is Set to Join Jamie Lee Curtis in the Cast of New Halloween Movie

It looks like the role of Laurie Strode's granddaughter has been cast, giving Michael Myers multiple generations to haunt in the new Halloween movie.

According to The Tracking Board, actress Andi Matichak (Underground, Orange is the New Black) has been cast in one of the lead roles of the new Halloween movie, and it's presumed that she will play the granddaughter of Laurie Strode (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) and the daughter of Karen Strode (played by Judy Greer).

Slated for an October 19th, 2018 release, the new Halloween movie will feature Laurie Strode's "final confrontation with Michael Myers," but with three generations of Strodes set to appear, The Shape will have more than just Laurie to contend with.

While Laurie did have a daughter named Jamie (played by Danielle Harris and J.C. Brandy) and then a son named John (played by Josh Hartnett) in the Halloween sequels, Danny McBride, who
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2018’s Halloween Casts Laurie Strode’s Granddaughter

As Blumhouse’s upcoming Halloween sequel gets ready to head into production, the film is finally being cast beyond the previous announcements that Jamie Lee Curtis would return as Laurie Strode, with Judy Greer as her daughter.

According to Deadline, actress Andi Matichik will portray Allyson, the granddaughter of Laurie and the daughter of Greer’s character. Although we’ve seen Laurie have children in previous sequels, having multiple generations all at once is something new to the franchise and it’ll be exciting to watch how the plot develops because of this, as Laurie is supposedly no longer Michael’s sister thanks to the retcon of Halloween 2.

What this means for Michael’s motivations is currently unknown, but hopefully writers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride create something truly frightening. After all, Michael Myers was best in the original Halloween when he seemed to just be mindlessly stalking random babysitters.
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Andi Matichak to play Laurie Strode's granddaughter in Halloween

  • JoBlo
When Michael Myers returns in David Gordon Green's Halloween sequel, he'll have to deal with three generations of the Strode family. We already know that Jamie Lee Curtis is set to reprise her role of Laurie Strode and that Judy Greer will be playing her daughter, Karen Strode, but now The Tracking Board reports that Andi Matichak has signed on to the film as Allyson,... Read More...
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Andi Matichak To Join Reboot Of Universal & Blumhouse’s ‘Halloween’

Andi Matichak To Join Reboot Of Universal & Blumhouse’s ‘Halloween’
Exclusive: Andi Matichak has joined Judy Greer in the reboot of David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s Halloween reboot for Blumhouse and Universal Pictures. Matichak will play Allyson, the daughter of Greer’s character. The film is prepping for an October 2018 release date. Jamie Lee Curtis is reprising her role in the film about psycho-killer Michael Myers. Green is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with McBride. Halloween creator John Carpenter serves as exec…
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The Last Horror Blog: New 'Halloween' Mood; Watch 'Day of the Dead: Bloodline' Trailer

Danny McBride says new Halloween will capture the mood of the original – I’m not entirely sold on David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s new Halloween film, and considering how the franchise has been handled over the past four decades, that’s probably a fair position to take. It’s not that I don’t want to love new Halloween movies, it’s that the body of work in the past 40 years inspires a lot of skepticism. That being said, McBride and Green seem to have a distinct vision in mind for their new film – and are clearly inspired by Carpenter’s original. McBride elaborated in a recent interview: "The original is all about tension," McBride says. "Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) doesn’t even know that...

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‘Stronger’ Star Jake Gyllenhaal on Finding Power in Vulnerability

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‘Stronger’ Star Jake Gyllenhaal on Finding Power in Vulnerability
This story first appeared in the Actors/Directors/Screenwriters issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. An Lapd officer. A troubled boxer. An ambulance-chasing tabloid journalist. An American mountaineer who climbed Everest. These are some of the roles Jake Gyllenhaal has played during his remarkable run in recent years — but none of them compare to the role he played in David Gordon Green’s “Stronger,” the actor said. “I’ve never played a role like this before,” Gyllenhaal told TheWrap of his portrayal of Jeff Bauman, a deli worker who had both of his legs amputated after he was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
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Interview: David Gordon Green for ‘Stronger’

Stronger is receiving its UK cinema release this week. This powerful but surprisingly humorous film tells the true story of Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing and rebuilt his life. He also struggled with a new identity as a national hero after helping police track down one of the perpetrators.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Bauman and the director is David Gordon Green. His diverse CV includes Pineapple Express and Our Brand Is Crisis. He’s soon to add horror to the list with a much-anticipated sequel to Halloween.

We chatted to David about the making of this impressive drama and the challenges inherent in realizing someone’s real-life trauma onscreen…

Thn: What brought you to the project initially?

David Gordon Green: The humour and the depth of the story. I found it complicated, with layers – it wasn’t what I thought when I heard about the Boston Marathon bombings.
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'Blade Runner 2049' Makeup Designer Describes Film Work, Weighs In on Digital Cosmetics "Debate"

The work of veteran makeup designer Donald Mowat has appeared in a long list of films, including Sicario, Spectre, Skyfall, Nocturnal Animals and 8 Mile. Here, he talks with The Hollywood Reporter about his work on Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 (for which he served as makeup designer and department head) and David Gordon Green's Stronger (as hair and makeup designer), along with a VFX collaboration on these films. Separately, he shared some general concerns about the use of digital cosmetics in Hollywood.

For Blade Runner, let’s start with your work on Joi (Ana de Armas).

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Oscars: Best Actor is a Race to Lose to Gary Oldman… Or is It?

Oscars: Best Actor is a Race to Lose to Gary Oldman… Or is It?
Compared with this year’s lead actress Oscar race — a wide-open contest packed with serious contenders and no clear winner in their midst — the lead actor competition is a little less exciting. The list of viable players ends a bit more quickly, and they all might well be vying for the right to lose to a towering Oscar bait performance.

Gary Oldman is a force of nature as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour,” gnawing the scenery, wonderfully comfortable in the famed Briton’s skin. He has felt like the one to beat seemingly since the first production stills arrived showing off his physical transformation. Long admired for his efforts in movies like “Sid and Nancy,” “State of Grace,” “True Romance” and “Léon: The Professional,” among others, the actor finally landed his first Oscar nomination just six years ago, for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” But despite missing some early precursor prizes, everything seems to
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Movie Review – Stronger (2017)

Stronger, 2017.

Directed by David Gordon Green.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown, and Carlos Sanz.

Synopsis:

Jeff Bauman is just an average guy who works on the deli counter in Costco. On the day of the Boston Marathon in 2013, he joins the crowds to cheer on his ex-girlfriend, Erin, in the hope of winning her back. His life is turned upside down by the bombings near the finishing line but not only does he survive his injuries, he goes on to exemplify Boston Strong.

With a reputation build on indies like Joe, Prince Avalanche and Manglehorn, David Gordon Green flirted with something more mainstream in Our Brand Is Crisis (2015) and nearly got his fingers burnt. The same is unlikely to happen with Stronger. With its emotional true life story and the appeal of its main man, Jake Gyllenhaal, it can’t fail to put bums on seats.
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‘Tarantula’ To Debut Entire First Season On TBS Website And App

The first season of TBS new animated series Tarantula is set to debut today with all episodes available to binge in one sitting. The series comes from comedy producers with impressive track records including Carson Mell of Silicon Valley and Danny McBride and Jody Hill of Vice Principals and Eastbound & Down. Brandon James and David Gordon Green are also producers. The full-season drop marks a first for a network. Tarantula will debut its Season 1 episodes through the TBS…
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‘Stronger’ Review: Director: David Gordon Green (2017)

Stronger review: David Gordon Green directs Jake Gyllenhaal in this warm, authentic and beautifully-acted true story.

Stronger review by Orestes Adam.

The ‘based-on-a-true-story’ genre is one that has been tried and tested several times, having become so overridden by Hollywood conventions and clichés that it often inspires cringe rather than the hope its real-life stories emulate. Enter Stronger, David Gordon Green’s biopic of Jeff Bauman, a man who lost his legs as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, which subverts the biopic formula through its dedication to the human aspect of the event and his struggle.

Stronger opens with a brief portrait of Bauman’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) life prior to the incident. He is a Bostonian slacker, working at Costco (and not doing a very good job of it either) and living with his mother. His high moments in life include watching the Red Sox game in
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New Halloween Movie Is Ditching R-Rated Gore for True Scares

New Halloween Movie Is Ditching R-Rated Gore for True Scares
Everything about the upcoming Halloween movie sounds good, but it's all coming from a pretty odd place. Danny McBride, the man known for his roles in movies like This is the End and Pineapple Express, co-wrote the script for the reboot with David Gordon Green, a man also known for his comedy work. But they keep saying the right things about it. In a recent interview, McBride reveals that the Halloween reboot will focus more on tension, as opposed to gore, like John Carpenter's original. Here's what he had to say about it.

"We're trying to. The original is all about tension. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) doesn't even know that Michael Myers exists until the last minutes of the movie. So much of it you're in anticipation of what's going to happen and the dread that Carpenter spins so effortlessly in that film, I think we were really
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‘Halloween’: Danny McBride Says He and David Gordon Green Will Stay True to the Original by Focusing on Dread, Not Gore

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‘Halloween’: Danny McBride Says He and David Gordon Green Will Stay True to the Original by Focusing on Dread, Not Gore
It’s hard to get excited about remakes and reboots these days, but the next “Halloween” could be an exception. David Gordon Green (“George Washington,” “Pineapple Express,” “Stronger”) is directing the latest update to the Michael Myers mythos, which he’s co-writing with Danny McBride (yes, that Danny McBride); what’s more, John Carpenter is composing the score, Jamie Lee Curtis is set to return as Laurie Strode, and Judy Greer may play her daughter.

In a new interview with Charleston City Paper, McBride gives even more reason to be cautiously optimistic when he says that this new “Halloween” will focus on tension and dread rather than gore.

Read More:‘Halloween’: Jamie Lee Curtis to Return as Laurie Strode in New Sequel Directed by David Gordon Green

“The original is all about tension. Laurie Strode doesn’t even know that Michael Myers exists until the last minutes of the movie,
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