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Win Our Spooky Giveaway Inspired by the 2019 Movie Crawl!

Spencer Mullen Oct 31, 2019

One winner will receive a grand prize package inspired by 2019's thriller Crawl, while two runner-up winners will receive Crawl Blu-rays.

Directed by High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, and Piranha 3D director Alexandre Aja, and produced by legendary horror auteur Sam Raimi 2019's horror thriller Crawl received mass acclaim from both critics and audiences alike. Now that it's Halloween, we've put together some prizes to celebrate the movie's Blu-ray release earlier in October. One lucky winner will receive a grand prize package inspired by the film including an exclusive poster for Crawl, goggles, a Blu-ray copy of the movie, and naturally, a bag of alligator jerky. Other goodies and swag inspired by the film are also included in the grand prize package. Two other lucky winners will be receiving blu-ray copies of the film. 

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2019 BFI London Film Festival Review – Blackbird

Blackbird, 2019. Directed by Roger Michell Starring Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Kate Winslett, Rainn Wilson, Mia Wasikowska, Lindsay Duncan, Bex Taylor-Klaus, and Anson Boon. Synopsis: When a terminally ill mother (Susan Sarandon) brings her nearest-and-dearest together for one last time before she dies, it stirs up deep seated emotions within the fractured family. From the […]

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‘Blackbird’ Review: Dir. Roger Michell (2019) [Lff]

Blackbird review: Assisted suicide is put under the microscope in this ensemble drama from British filmmaker Roger Michell, a film based on a 2014 Danish feature titled Silent Heart.

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Featuring a stellar cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska, and Rainn Wilson, the film is set in a New York-state coastal home where a family has come together on one particular weekend to say goodbye to its matriarch, Lily (Sarandon) who is dying from an incurable disease and has chosen to end her own life. Her husband, Paul (Neill) is a doctor and knows the fallout from the disease as it progresses – the body slowly shuts down as it worsens rendering the patient not able to even feed themselves towards the very end. Lily has discussed he plans with her immediate family and has invited them to the house
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Gripping Full Trailer for Sam Mendes' One-Shot Great War Movie '1917'

"If we're not clever about this, no one will get to your brother!" Universal has debuted a full-length official trailer for Sam Mendes' war movie 1917, which looks phenomenal so far. We also posted the behind-the-scenes featurette earlier this week showing how they filmed this movie to play out like one non-stop long take. Set during World War I in the year 1917, the movie takes place over the course of one day, following soldiers on a "seemingly impossible mission" to deliver a message across enemy lines to stop an attack that will kill their own soldiers. With cinematography by Roger Deakins. Starring Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay, joined by a stellar ensemble cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Teresa Mahoney, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Justin Edwards, Gerran Howell, Anson Boon, and Richard McCabe. I cannot wait to see this! All of the footage looks spectacular – realistic but also riveting,
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Incredible Behind-the-Scenes Look at Mendes' One-Shot '1917' Movie

"There is no better way to tell this story than with one continuous shot." Ohhhhh hell yes! Another one-shot movie coming up this year. Universal has debuted a fascinating behind-the-scenes featurette for Sam Mendes' new film 1917, set during World War I in the year 1917 - watch the first teaser trailer again. The war movie takes place over the course of one day, following soldiers on a "seemingly impossible mission" to deliver a message across enemy lines to stop an attack that will kill their own soldiers. With cinematography by Roger Deakins, of course. The excellent ensemble cast features: Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, George MacKay, Teresa Mahoney, Dean-Charles Chapman, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Justin Edwards, Gerran Howell, Anson Boon, and Richard McCabe. I love that they release these featurettes now, instead of saving them only for Blu-ray special features, because this looks magnificent. So much movie-making magic being shown!
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Tiff Review: Susan Sarandon Searches for Solace in Assisted Suicide Drama ‘Blackbird’

It’s not every day that an international remake retains the same screenwriter, but that’s the case with Christian Torpe and his script for the Danish film Silent Heart moving to director Roger Michell’s hands as Blackbird. I haven’t seen the original, but the subject’s universality has me thinking very little besides cultural changes were necessary for the translation. Assisted suicide is a hot-button issue in many countries and a family’s ability to get on-board a member’s decision to go through with one is tough no matter where they hail. It doesn’t matter if that acquiescence gets everyone together for a final weekend either because death’s finality is easier to handle in the abstract. Second thoughts, new revelations, and plain old fear will risk resolve as the time grows nearer.

These are the circumstances surrounding Lily (Susan Sarandon) and her small, loving,
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Blackbird: Susan Sarandon on Assisted Dying – Tiff Press Conference & Premiere: Sam Neill, Rainn Wilson & more

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We present the press conference highlights and premiere interviews from the Tiff showing of Blackbird, starring Bex Taylor-Klaus, Kate Winslet, Sam Neill, Rainn Wilson, Susan Sarandon, Mia Wasikowska, Anson Boon and Lindsay Duncan. The film is directed by Roger Michell from a script by Christian Torpe, who also wrote the original 2014 Danish film ‘Silent Heart’.

The film had its premiere at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival, and those attending were director Roger Michell, Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Rainn Wilson and producer Sherryl Clark.

Synopsis:

A terminally ill mother arranges to bring her family together one last time before she dies.

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‘Blackbird’: Susan Sarandon Shines In The Aggressively Mellow End-of-Life Drama ‘Blackbird’ [Tiff Review]

“When is it happening?” asks Jonathan (Anson Boon), though we’re not quite sure, through the early passages of Roger Michell’s “Blackbird,” what “it” is. We know that Lily (Susan Sarandon) is having trouble getting around, and only seems to be using one of her arms, but she’ll insist “I’ve got this!” or “It’s fine!” whenever anyone tries to help. Finally, once the whole family has gathered for this mysterious weekend gathering, she accidentally drops her wine glass and muses, “Well, you know it’s time when you have to start drinking the Chablis from a paper cup!”

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Lily has a degenerative illness, so this uneasiness will become total immobility, then difficulty eating, then trouble breathing.

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‘Blackbird’ Review: Susan Sarandon Wants to Die in Satisfying Remake of Danish Drama

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‘Blackbird’ Review: Susan Sarandon Wants to Die in Satisfying Remake of Danish Drama
The decision has already been made by the time Roger Michell’s “Blackbird” begins. Months of debates and discussion are long over, and now it’s time for the hard-headed Lily (Susan Sarandon) to die. It’s hard to imagine anything screaming “tough watch!” as much as “remake of a Danish euthanasia drama” — but Michell, screenwriter Christian Torpe (adapting his own original screenplay), and Twists abound, but emotions and events are never allowed to careen out of control, and Michell’s nimble direction keeps the ship right even through the stormiest of sequences.

As it turns out, the word “euthanasia” is never spoken in “Blackbird,” but from the film’s opening moments, it’s obvious that a) Lily is very sick and b) she’s pissed about it. As she struggles to get herself out of bed and into a robe and slippers — Sarandon never goes too far, and her
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Blackbird’

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Blackbird’
Roger Michell is one of the most reliably graceful directors of English-language screen drama, rising to the occasion of fine but challenging scripts (notably those he’s shot by Hanif Kureishi), that deft touch elevating material that’s more conventional or less than inspired. His good taste certainly makes a class act of “Blackbird,” Christian Torpe’s Americanization of the screenplay Bille August made into 2014’s Danish “Silent Heart.”

But thanks to Michell and a fine cast, it works admirably well — at least to a point, at which some viewers may feel Torpe piles on one crisis too many. Nonetheless, this is a quality enterprise with numerous rewards for adult audiences, one whose Christmas angle might prompt a release timed for maximum awards-campaign-season exposure.

Susan Sarandon’s Lily has Als, which has already cost her the use of one hand and made walking a chore. Doctor husband Paul (Sam Neill
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Toronto Premiere of Susan Sarandon’s ‘Blackbird’ Briefly Halted for Apparent Medical Emergency

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Toronto Premiere of Susan Sarandon’s ‘Blackbird’ Briefly Halted for Apparent Medical Emergency
The world premiere screening of the Susan Sarandon drama “Blackbird” was briefly halted just before the end of the film, after an audience member experienced what appeared to be a medical emergency.

The screening, held during the Toronto International Film festival at Roy Thomson Hall, stopped approximately 10 minutes before the film ended after a commotion erupted near the orchestra section and audience members began shouting for a doctor.

An elderly man appeared to be in some kind of distress, though it was not immediately clear what had occurred. Though no doctor was on site, Thomson Hall staff brought the man water and he after walked out of the theater with assistance.

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The incident happened during a scene portraying assisted suicide. “Blackbird” stars Sarandon as a terminally ill woman who summons her family for one last weekend before taking her own life.
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‘The Lodgers’ Producer Epic Pictures And Creativity Capital Ink Deal As ‘Sea Fever’ Rises – Toronto

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Exclusive: Epic Pictures Group is teaming with London-based Creativity Capital on a deal that will see the companies co-finance and co-distribute feature films in Epic’s horror, sci-fi and action wheelhouse. The aim is to target pics in the $1 million-$10 million range, and also seek completed movies to acquire.

The pact makes official a partnership already underway on two films now seeking U.S. distribution. The first is Sea Fever, a horror thriller from Irish helmer Neasa Hardiman starring Connie Nielsen, Dougray Scott and Hermione Corfield. The pic, about a fishing trawler who encounters a mysterious deep-sea creature, is having its world premiere at Toronto on Thursday on opening night in the Discovery program.

The companies also partnered on The Winter Lake, the feature debut of Phil Sheerin and toplined by Emma Mackey and Anson Boon. Filmed in Ireland, it follows a withdrawn teenager on a desolate farm who makes
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Roger Michell’s ‘Blackbird’ to open San Sebastian Film Festival

Roger Michell’s ‘Blackbird’ to open San Sebastian Film Festival
Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet and Mia Wasikowska star.

The European premiere of Roger Michell’s UK-us co-production Blackbird will open the 67th San Sebastian Film Festival on September 20, playing in the official competition.

As previously announced, the film will have its world premiere at Toronto.

It is a remake of Bille August’s 2014 Danish film Silent Heart, which also played at San Sebastian and won a best actress Silver Shell for Paprika Steen.

In Michell’s version, Susan Sarandon plays Lily, a terminally ill woman who brings her family to her to learn of her decision to die with dignity.
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‘Blackbird,’ with Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon, Opens San Sebastian Festival

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‘Blackbird,’ with Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon, Opens San Sebastian Festival
Madrid — Starring Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon and Mia Wasikowska, “Blackbird,” an English-language remake of Bille August’s 2014 Danish-language movie “Silent Heart,” will open the 67th San Sebastian Film Festival on Sept. 20.

World premiering at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival as a Gala Presentation, “Blackbird” will play in competition at what will be its European premiere.

San Sebastian’s competition normally mixes larger world cinema auteurs with a few choice first features. “Silent Heart” brings it large star-laden independent which promising to be an audience-friendly tearjerker.

Directed by Roger Michell, “Blackbird” turns on terminally-ill matriarch, Lily (Sarandon). who reunites three generations of her family at their country house for one final time.

Lily informs them that she will soon put an end to her life via euthanasia, but her daughters (Winslet and Wasikowska), whose tensions already threaten a peaceful sending off, discover family secrets which make the situation even more complicated.
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‘Crawl’ Review

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Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark, Ross Anderson, Jose Palma, George Somner, Anson Boon, Ami Metcalf | Written by Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen | Directed by Alexandre Aja

Famed horror director Alexandre Aja, whose credits include The Hills Have Eyes, Horns, Piranha and Mirrors, returns to cinema screens after a three-year absence with Crawl. A creature-feature set during a category five hurricane in Florida. Crawl follows Kaya Scodelario’s Haley in a desperate state for survival with her father Dave (Barry Pepper) as they both become trapped in his basement that is flooding at an enormous pace. Only to be joined by a few hungry alligators for good measure.

Crawl is a return to form on a few levels. Namely elevating the genre from that of the dwindling and limited explosive creature feature genre that has been reappropriated for a more comedic and less cinematic fortune with features from production company The Asylum.
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Movie Review – Crawl (2019)

Crawl, 2019.

Directed by Alexandre Aja.

Starring Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Morfydd Clark, Jose Palma, and Anson Boon.

Synopsis:

When high-school swimmer Hayley (Kaya Scodelario) attempts to check up on her father during the onset of a Stage 5 hurricane, she ends up trapped in their family home as the tide rises, and the local alligators prepare for a feeding frenzy.

The last time Switchblade Romance director Alexandre Aja put a family unit through the wringer, it resulted in the terrifying The Hills Have Eyes remake. This action-packed alligator-assault is a rather different proposition, fully embracing the B-movie ludicrousness of the concept, and colouring the water with a more diluted kind of blood than his gruesome past efforts.

Crawl would sit nicely alongside Blake Lively shark thriller The Shallows in a double-bill creature feature: both focus on a strong female lead coming to terms with the breakdown of their family unit,
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First Official Trailer for Sam Mendes' Intense World War I Movie '1917'

"There is only one way this war ends: last man standing." Universal has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Sam Mendes' new film 1917, set during World War I in the year 1917 (as the title clearly indicates). The war movie takes place over the course of one day, following soldiers on a "seemingly impossible mission" to deliver a message across enemy lines to stop an attack that will kill their own soldiers. The rumor is that this will play out over the course of one long-take, following these soldiers around the battlefield. The excellent ensemble cast features: Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, George MacKay, Teresa Mahoney, Dean-Charles Chapman, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Justin Edwards, Gerran Howell, Anson Boon, and Richard McCabe. This is such an exhilarating, intense reveal! What a trailer. This looks even better than I was expecting. Time is the enemy. Here's the
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Toronto Fest 2019 Star Power: Hanks’ Mister Rogers, Bale-Damon’s ‘Ford V Ferrari,’ Phoenix’s ‘Joker,’ Streep & Oldman’s ‘Laundromat,’ Eddie Murphy’s ‘Dolemite,’ Daniel Craig’s ‘Knives Out,’ Kidman’s ‘Goldfinch’ Among Premieres

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Toronto Fest 2019 Star Power: Hanks’ Mister Rogers, Bale-Damon’s ‘Ford V Ferrari,’ Phoenix’s ‘Joker,’ Streep & Oldman’s ‘Laundromat,’ Eddie Murphy’s ‘Dolemite,’ Daniel Craig’s ‘Knives Out,’ Kidman’s ‘Goldfinch’ Among Premieres
The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled an early list of Gala Premieres and Special Presentations for the festival that runs September 5-15, and there will be no shortage of star power. Among the highlights: Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Christian Bale and Matt Damon in Ford V Ferrari, Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name, Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers, Bruce Springsteen and Western Stars, Daniel Craig and Knives Out, Joaquin Phoenix in Joker, Nicole Kidman in The Goldfinch, Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman in Steven Soderbergh’s Netflix Panama Papers drama The Laundromat, Hugh Jackman in Bad Education and the Edward Norton-directed Motherless Brooklyn. There is also a splashy slate here that will answer many questions about the upcoming Oscar race.

The festival previously announced as opening film the Canadian-made documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band. Tiff hasn’t yet divulged
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Screen unveils Stars of Tomorrow 2019

Screen unveils Stars of Tomorrow 2019
The hottest up-and-coming actors, filmmakers, and heads of department in the UK and Ireland.Scroll down for the full list

In the midst of the international production boom, fuelled by the rise of the streaming platforms and the associated demand for emerging UK and Irish film and TV talent, Screen International is thrilled to announce the 2019 Stars of Tomorrow.

With the industry demand for fresh talent as strong as ever, Screen International is also permanently including heads of department this year to be celebrated alongside the featured actors, writers, directors and producers. All of the 2019 Stars of Tomorrow are ready
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Crawl (2019) Movie Trailer: Trapped Kaya Scodelario & Barry Pepper Battle a Hurricane Flood & Alligators

Crawl Trailer Alexandre Aja and Paramount PicturesCrawl (2019) movie trailer stars Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon, and George Somner. Plot Synopsis Crawl‘s plot synopsis: “When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (Barry Pepper). Finding him gravely [...]

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