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What Makes A Movie Scary?

14 hours ago

To make a horror film truly scary, every ingredient that goes into a scene has to be measured perfectly in order to get the intended reaction from the audience.

In a video essay from Now You See It, we take a closer look at what constitutes effectiveness in the horror genre. Using a case study of David F. Sandberg‘s 2016 film “Lights Outâ€. and comparing the full-length adaptation to its original short version from 2013, the subtle details are peeled back so we can see which is more effective.

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- Julia Teti

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Josh Boone Says ‘New Mutants’ Will Launch Trilogy Of Horror Films

14 hours ago

Earlier this year, Stacey Snider, the chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, explained the studio’s approach to giving some flavor to the superhero movies in their X-men line.

“If we’re going to make a superhero movie, we have to ask ourselves: What’s our version? What’s a Fox Marvel film? When you look at films like ‘Deadpool‘ or ‘Logan’ or the upcoming ‘New Mutants,’ you’ll see they have their own personality.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘It Happened In L.A.’ Trailer: The Female Answer To ‘Swingers’

15 hours ago

Two decades ago, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn took their experiences of trying to make it while dating in L.A. and created the breakout hit “Swingers.” Now, two decades later, “It Happened In L.A.” (formerly titled “L.A. Times“) offers what could be seen as the female answer to that movie, with another comedy about dating and relationships in the city of angels.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Bob Weinstein Accused of Sexual Harassment, Harvey Weinstein Resigns From The Weinstein Company Board

15 hours ago

“I know him on a personal level better than anyone. It’s hard to describe how I feel that he took out the emptiness inside of him in so many sick and depraved ways. It’s a sickness but not a sickness that is excusable. It’s a sickness that’s inexcusable,” Bob Weinstein said last week about his brother Harvey Weinstein in an extended interview with The Hollywood Reporter. However, ever since he tried to separate himself from his brother, there are many who have suggested Bob Weinstein has his own demons, and now it looks like they’re coming to light.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Vittorio Storaro & Ed Lachman Talk “War” Between Film And Digital & More In Masterclass [Nyff]

16 hours ago

This year, the New York Film Festival convened a masterclass in cinematography with two legends of the form, Vittorio Storaro and Ed Lachman. Storaro has worked repeatedly with great directors like Francis Ford Coppola and Bernardo Bertolucci on visual masterpieces like “Apocalyspe Now” and “The Conformist” and lent his talents to Woody Allen’s upcoming “Wonder Wheel.” Ed Lachman has worked with filmmakers like Sofia Coppola, Steven Soderbergh, and has developed a close rapport with Todd Haynes on diverse works such as “Carol,” “I’m Not There,” and this year’s upcoming “Wonderstruck.” The two old friends and colleagues sat down with festival director Kent Jones to reflect on their careers, influences, and philosophies.

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- Joe Blessing

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’24 Hours To Live’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke Flick Is Like ‘John Wick’ Meets ‘Flatliners’ Meets ‘Jason Bourne’

16 hours ago

Sometimes all you need in Hollywood is an idea that executives don’t have to think too hard about. So when screenwriters Zach Dean, Jim McClain, and Ron Mita sent “24 Hours To Live” around town, they must’ve rattled off “John Wick,” “Flatliners,” “Jason Bourne,” “In Time,” and “Edge Of Tomorrow” as similar movies, because this trailer sure plays like an unholy mix of all of those.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Bingeworthy Breakdown: Should You Be Watching David Simon’s Multi-Francoed ‘The Deuce’?

17 hours ago

The Bingeworthy™ Breakdown is an occasional look at new TV shows. An estimated 500 scripted seasons of TV will air in 2017, and to help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we’re going to give you the lowdown to help you work out whether it’s worth tuning in every week for them or waiting to binge later. Today we look at HBO’s just-debuted new show “The Deuce.”

Time to break down the binge-worthiness of David Simon’s “The Deuce.” You ready?

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- Eli Fine

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Official Title For Han Solo Spinoff Revealed

18 hours ago

Filming has wrapped on the fraught production of Lucasfilm‘s Han Solo spinoff movie, which saw Phil Lord and Chris Miller packing up their things and leave during shooting. Ron Howard came in, bringing a veteran, reassuring hand behind the camera, and a pleasant and engaging social media presence. Now, he’s heading into post-production with one more message.

The director hit Twitter today and revealed the official title of the movie, which is the fairly bland, “Solo: A Star Wars Story“:

Hey #Twitterville we just wrapped production so here's a special message #StarWars pic.twitter.com/8QJqN5BGxr

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 17, 2017

It’s simple, effective, dull, and certain to start many memes (or as safesolvent suggested “Yolo: A Star Wars Story,” amirite?).

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jennifer Lawrence & Reese Witherspoon Share Stories Of Hollywood Sexual Harassment & Assault

19 hours ago

Hollywood’s problem with sexual harassment and assault isn’t going away just because Harvey Weinstein has been exiled from the industry. “Everybody-fucking-knew” screenwriter Scott Rosenberg asserts, and despite how much knowledge people had of the extent of Weinstein’s behavior, the power structures have been in place to allow it to continue for decades. However, this isn’t just a problem at the upper rungs of Hollywood, but throughout, and two actresses have shared their experiences of being sexually harassed and assaulted.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Stream “De Profundis” By Janne Rattya From ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Soundtrack [Exclusive]

19 hours ago

Yorgos Lanthimos, the director of “Dogtooth” and “The Lobster,” is back, and he’s once again getting audiences talking. This spring he premiered his latest film, “The Killing Of A Sacred Deer,” at Cannes where it quickly became one of the major highlights of the festival. Now, the film is gearing up to hit cinemas and today we have an exclusive preview of a track from the eclectic soundtrack.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Björk Further Details “Paralysing” Sexual Harassment By Lars von Trier

20 hours ago

While Lars von Trier hasn’t been directly named by Bjork as the Danish director she says sexually harassed her, it’s not a reach to connect the dots. The musician has only starred in a small handful of films, and “Dancer In The Dark” was her most high profile turn, and most notorious. The stories of her battles with the director on the set spread like wildfire, but they largely painted Bjork as a mercurial or unstable actress.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Netflix Reveals Their Top “Binge-Raced” Shows, Plans To Release 80 Original Films In 2018

20 hours ago

It’s time to add a new word to your lexicon. We all know about binge-watching, but binge-racing — as defined by the wordsmiths at Netflix — is watching the entire season of a show within 24 hours. According to the streaming service, 8.4 million subscribers are into that habit, and they’ve released the list the top twenty shows that get consumed in the span of a single day.

While we may be living in the era of Peak TV, people still enjoy their disposable programming, as the top five slots are occupied by “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life,” “Fuller House,” “The Ranch,” “Marvel’s The Defenders,” and something we never heard of called, “The Seven Deadly Sins” (it’s an anime series).

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Beautiful Girls’ Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg On Harvey Weinstein: “Everybody-f**king-Knew”

21 hours ago

One the questions surrounding the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal is how much those around him knew and were complicit in his behavior. There general reaction by those inside and outside his companies — Miramax and The Weinstein Company — has been that they didn’t know the extent of Weinstein’s abuses and assaults, but one screenwriter is suggesting that everyone knew what was going on.

Scott Rosenberg, who penned the Miramax pictures “Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead” and “Beautiful Girls” wrote about his time with Weinstein during the producer and mogul’s ’90s heyday in a since removed (at least from public view) Facebook post.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Ridley Scott Explains Why Deckard Is A Replicant, Says ‘Alien’ Franchise Is Still Financially Viable

21 hours ago

Whether or not Deckard is a replicant lies at the heart of “Blade Runner” and its evolving themes of artificial intelligence and free will. However, it’s also been one of the most debated elements around the original film for decades. “Blade Runner 2049” doesn’t quite come out and answer the question, but according to Ridley Scott, the entire story doesn’t work if Deckard is human.

On the Empire podcast, the director of the original and executive producer of the sequel explains how before shooting on ‘2049,’ he met with Harrison Ford to clear one thing up.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘The Breakfast Club’ Coming To The Criterion Collection

22 hours ago

While The Criterion Collection is generally known for their high-class releases of revered foreign and arthouse films, the boutique label knows how to have fun too. And the company is leading their January wave of titles with everyone’s favorite movie about detention.

John Hughes‘ classic “The Breakfast Club” is coming to The Criterion Collection, with an extra side of bacon. Besides arriving in a new 4K restoration, and being packed with all sorts of extras including commentary by Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson, and interviews with cast members, the highlight is 50 minutes of previously unseen deleted and extended scenes.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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David Fincher Says He Almost Directed The ‘Deadwood’ Pilot

16 October 2017 1:51 PM, PDT

While David Fincher‘s recent career turn to television might seem surprising, those familiar with his history have always known he’s had an affinity for the small screen format. The director has an extensive list of music videos to his name, and an almost equally long list of commercials. That said, he’s certainly broken ground in the Peak TV era thanks to “House Of Cards” and now, “Mindhunter,” his latest must-see Netflix series.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Contest: Win ‘Lady Macbeth’ On DVD

16 October 2017 1:20 PM, PDT

As the Harvey Weinstein story continues to unfold, the well received arthouse drama “Lady Macbeth” takes on added resonance. The directorial debut by William Oldroyd earned raves earlier this year, and today we have copies to give away to some lucky readers.

Lust, power, and murder meet in this sexy, critically acclaimed thriller. Set in rural England, 1865, the story follows Katherine (Florence Pugh) who is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family is cold and unforgiving.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Producers Guild Of America Votes To Oust Harvey Weinstein

16 October 2017 12:59 PM, PDT

Already fired from The Weinstein Company, and ousted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the fallout for Harvey Weinstein continues this afternoon.

The Producers Guild of America has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the continuing allegations of sexual harassment abuse and assault, which has seen women at all levels of the industry share their stories, including actresses such as Ashley Judd, Eva Green, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Kate Winslet Talks ‘Wonder Wheel,’ Woody Allen & Her Career [Nyff]

16 October 2017 12:45 PM, PDT

Kate Winslet about to unveil her fourth film at the New York Film Festival, sat down with Film Comment Editor-In-Chief  Nicolas Rapold for a career spanning conversation to celebrate the release of her newest film “Wonder Wheel.”

“It all started last summer,” she said about her latest film, “my agent called and said, ‘Woody Allen wants to talk to you.

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- Martine Olivier

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‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 Story Revealed

16 October 2017 12:08 PM, PDT

**Spoilers ahead**

By now, you’ve been hearing the steady buzz that has been building around David Fincher‘s Netflix series “Mindhunter.” Based on a true story, the series takes viewers to the 1970s, where a pair of FBI agents start interviewing serial killers to try and establish a catalog of behaviors and traits that they share, to understand their methodology to help solve crimes and prevent them happening in the future.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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