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Video Game Review – Groundhog Day: Like Father, Like Son

Shaun Munro reviews Groundhog Day: Like Father, Like Son…

Video games based on movies historically have a wonky rep, and rightly so. When you throw the challenges of Vr gaming into the mix too, along with the complexity of timey-wimey source material, it has so much potential for disrespectful disaster.

But thankfully with Tequila Works at the helm – the team behind Vr murder-mystery romp The Invisible Hours – the classic 1993 Bill Murray-starring time loop comedy Groundhog Day gets a winningly reverent and oft-ambitious Vr follow-up.

Groundhog Day: Like Father, Like Son takes place following the death of Murray’s movie protagonist Phil Connors, focused instead on his son, also named Phil. Phil Jr., a vlogger, finds himself back in his sleepy, podunk hometown of Punxsutawney to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities, only to himself end up trapped in the very same time loop that huaranged his father decades prior.
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Camila Cabello's Hilarious Music Video For "Liar" Is Basically Our Worst Nightmare

Camila Cabello's Hilarious Music Video For
On Thursday Morning, Camila Cabello dropped her second new music video in a week - this time for new song "Liar" - and we have a lot of feelings. The video is giving us serious Groundhog Day vibes for starters, with Cabello hilariously reliving the same nightmare over and over (and over) again. It starts with Cabello sitting down for lunch with her fiancé, who is an insufferable billionaire that clearly sees her as a trophy and is exceptionally rude to their waiter - one of the most universally hated personality traits of all time.

After the initial scene plays out, the song kicks off just as Cabello starts literally choking on a lie; and so begins a series of out-there scenarios that sees Cabello repeatedly die, then wake up in bed with her awful fiancé. The video is a mixture of sugary imagery and out there death scenes, but don't you worry,
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See Camila Cabello Humorously Relive Nightmare in New ‘Liar’ Video

See Camila Cabello Humorously Relive Nightmare in New ‘Liar’ Video
Camila Cabello is stuck in a humorous nightmare loop in her new video for “Liar.” The song will appear on her forthcoming sophomore album, Romance.

Mirroring the song’s lyrics about falling for someone, despite being in continual denial about those feelings, the visual sees Cabello reliving a number of scenes that get progressively more ridiculous and humorous as she tries to escape her conflicting emotions.

The clip opens on Cabello on a date with her suave-talking fiancé who appears to be boring her, but soon she’s literally choking
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Don't Let Go Review: Strong Performances Uplift Time Travel Thriller

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Don't Let Go Review: Strong Performances Uplift Time Travel Thriller
Don't Let Go is a supernatural, time-traveling murder mystery with good lead performances; but significant flaws. Think Groundhog Day meets last year's cell phone thriller Searching. The premise is high concept. It might have worked if the resolve wasn't blatantly obvious within the first ten minutes of the film. The antagonist is easily sniffed out in a plot with a handful of characters. This defangs the mystery element. Consequently making the temporal shenanigans a drag.

Don't Let Go begins with Detective Jack Radcliff (David Oyelowo) receiving a call from his beloved niece, Ashley (Storm Reid). Her father (Brian Tyree Henry), Jack's brother, has forgotten to pick her up from a movie. Jack takes her home and chastises his brother for being neglectful. A few days later, Ashley calls Jack in absolute terror. When the line drops, he races to her house to investigate. He discovers Ashley and her entire family have been shot to death.
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Arrow Video Frightfest 2019 Review – Stairs

Stairs, 2019.

Directed by Tom Paton

Starring Samantha Schnitzler, Bentley Kalu, Shayne Ward, Simon Meacock, Toby Osmond, Phoebe Robinson-Galvin, Alana Wallace, Spencer Collings and Julia Szamalek


When a group of Special Ops soldiers nicknamed “The Hell Bastards” are compromised during an infiltration mission on the battlefield, they seek solace within the confines of a building that houses a never-ending stairwell that forces them to climb or die.

There are plenty of genre films with a doozy of a concept, that subsequently can’t quite build on it to form a rounded, interesting feature length movie.

That’s the dilemma facing Tom Paton’s Twilight Zone invoking science-fiction horror. A kind of Groundhog Day, meets M.Night Shyamalan produced elevator thriller The Devil, by way of Dog Soldiers. A slice of action hokum which thrives on some nifty-yet-familiar narrative devices, but occasionally stumbles down the odd flight of stairs along the way.
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‘Groundhog Day’ Video Game Trailer Lets You Stick a Fork in a Toaster

‘Groundhog Day’ Video Game Trailer Lets You Stick a Fork in a Toaster
Have you ever wondered what happens after the credits rolled on Harold Ramis‘s fantastic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day? A video sequel is on the way to answer that question, and it appears the Connors family might be cursed. Bill Murray’s movie character, Phil Connors, has a son named Phil Connors Jr., and since the game […]

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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Disney Plus Movie Details, Including Title, Revealed at D23

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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Disney Plus Movie Details, Including Title, Revealed at D23
Five years after summer ended for “Phineas and Ferb,” the show returns with a new movie on Disney Plus in 2020, new details of which were revealed on Friday at the D23 fan convention.

In “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe,” currently in production for the new streaming service, stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb travel across the galaxy to rescue their suster Candace, “who has been abducted by aliens and has found utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.”

Phineas and Ferb” creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh are back as executive producers on the movie, while also reprising their roles are Ashley Tisdale as Candace Flynn; Vincent Martella as Phineas Flynn; Caroline Rhea as their mom, Linda; Dee Bradley Baker as Perry the Platypus; Alyson Stoner as Isabella; Maulik Pancholy as Baljeet; Bobby Gaylor as Buford; Olivia Olson as Vanessa; Tyler Mann as Carl
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Dark Star Pictures Snags North American rights to Purgatorial Koko-di Koko-da

In her 4-Star review out of Fantasia, Dread’s Anya Stanley wrote “Koko-di Koko-da is refreshingly unforgiving in its unpacking of the ways that grief betrays us. Every dread-filled moment holds the audience bound and gagged, praying for the nightmare to end.” Today brings word that the film THR called “the bastard offspring of Groundhog Day and […]

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Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son coming to Psvr, Oculus Rift and Htc Vive this September

Sony Pictures Virtual Reality, Immersive and indie studio Tequila Works have announced that Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son will be arriving on Playstation Vr, Oculus Rift and Htc Vive on 17th September. Visit Punxsutawney in the new trailer below….

Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son puts players in the role of Phil Connors Jr., son of Bill Murray’s character in the film. This charming but arrogant young man has grown up in the town of Punxsutawney in his father’s shadow, and like his father before him, young Phil wants nothing more than to get out of the town but once again the mystical hand of fate will make him repeat the day over and over until he learns the true value of friends and family.

Players will solve puzzles and explore the beloved places from the film as well as encounter some of those familiar townsfolk.

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‘Manifest Destiny Down: Spacetime’ Review

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Stars: Jonathan Baker, Jeff Kenny, Lexie Lowell | Written and Directed by Jonathan Baker

A Back to the Future inspired sci-fi roadtrip stuck in Groundhog Day… Our film starts with Star Wars style text in space that is almost as confusing as that found in The Phantom Menace. It explains that physicists are searching for the “God Particle” that will solve the “theory of everything”. I don’t know about you, but when I see a film start like this, my heart sinks.

Manifest Destiny Down: Spacetime then lets us know that the heady mix of Trump plus Putin in power has led to the polar ice caps melting and the earth being done for. Luckily for our protagonist he’s a science student who has been singled out to join other exceptional individuals to be saved via rocket. He wakes up at his frat house, hungover with limited memory and
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Film Review: Marlon Wayans in ‘Sextuplets’ on Netflix

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Film Review: Marlon Wayans in ‘Sextuplets’ on Netflix
Once the funniest and most ubiquitous family in Hollywood, the Wayans siblings — Damon, Keenen Ivory, Kim, Shawn and so on — have largely faded from the scene in recent years, leaving youngest brother Marlon (now nearing 50) to carry the mantle. Audiences may not be showing up for sendups like “Scary Movie” and “Dance Flick” like they used to, but Marlon has figured out a foolproof solution: Make lowbrow laffers with search-friendly titles directly for Netflix, and the checks keep rolling in.

First it was “Naked” — a “Groundhog Day”-style infinite-repeat scenario in which Marlon plays a groom who wakes up au naturel on his wedding day, over and over until he gets it right — and now it’s “Sextuplets,” which is the first thing that pops up when you type “S-e-x” into Netflix. In both cases, lonely viewers looking for something spicy will have to settle for a relatively bland and half-baked comedy,
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From ‘Schitt’s Creek’ to ‘Barry,’ How Emmy-Nominated Comedies Are Aided by Auteurs

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From ‘Schitt’s Creek’ to ‘Barry,’ How Emmy-Nominated Comedies Are Aided by Auteurs
A funny thing happens when actors create — and sometimes also run — their own series: They are able to use their individual comedic sensibilities to inform the conflicted characters they place into difficult, silly or extreme situations in order to tell a deeper story.

“I’m proud of the stories I get to tell about my character and the queerness in the show,” says Dan Levy, who co-created “Schitt’s Creek” with his father, Eugene Levy, and also plays David on the show. “When we started, I never thought we would be part of a social conversation when it came to representation on TV. We’re putting something joyful out into the world and showing a projection of life of how it should be — where people are loved and accepted for who they are.”

CBC and Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek” is one of four comedy series nominated for Emmys
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This Is Not ‘Groundhog Day’: Creating the Look and Visual Language of ‘Russian Doll’

There were inherent challenges to shooting “Russian Doll.” For starters, the Netflix show had a limited budget, with mostly location shooting, and allowed for only five days of production per episode. It had to deal with “Groundhog Day” -like repetitions and develop a visual language of how it would create a cohesive style across different directors and metaphysical dimensions.

It was also a show that was very much grounded in a real place, New York City’s East Village, but that called for a unique, often nighttime, stylized look in an environment where the production had very little control. To shoot the series, co-creator and showrunner Leslye Headland – who directed half of the episodes, including the pilot – turned to a New York indie stalwart, cinematographer Chris Teague. IndieWire recently caught up with Teague and Headland (a guest on IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast) to talk about capturing the look of “Russian Doll.
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Campbell Scott To Get Scrooged For Broadway’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ This Holiday Season

Actor Campbell Scott will tackle the holiday season’s favorite miser with an eight-week Broadway run of A Christmas Carol, with Matthew Warchus directing the Jack Thorne adaptation of the Dickens classic.

The production heads to Broadway via London, where the show played well-received runs at the Old Vic.

As adapted by Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), A Christmas Carol begins previews Thursday, November 7 at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre, with an opening night set for Wednesday, November 20. The strictly limited engagement runs through Sunday, January 5, 2020.

With Scott as Scrooge and featuring 12 Christmas songs, A Christmas Carol will be produced on Broadway by Tom Smedes, Heather Shields, ShowTown Productions, and Catherine Schreiber.

Complete casting will be announced later.

A Christmas Carol will feature scenic and costume design by Rob Howell
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‘Russian Doll’ Will Likely End After Season 3, Natasha Lyonne Says

‘Russian Doll’ Will Likely End After Season 3, Natasha Lyonne Says
Three seasons, what a concept. But it’s the concept that creator and star Natasha Lyonne is envisioning for her high-concept sci-fi series Russian Doll, which debuted to rave reviews this past February and has already been renewed for a second season. But Lyonne says that the Groundhog Day-esque series likely won’t go much further than that, based
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‘Russian Doll’ Will Likely End After 3 Seasons, Says Natasha Lyonne

While fans are clearly elated that Russian Doll Season 2 has officially been ordered by Netflix, it appears we could be just as easily nearing the end of the series, as Russian Doll Season 3 is being planned as the endpoint. The wholly original character-focused sci-fi series was created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland and kind of came out of nowhere when its eight-episode first season premiered on Netflix this past February. Broadly described as a twist on the premise of Groundhog Day, the series finds Lyonne playing a woman who keeps dying, only …
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‘The Incredible Shrinking Wknd’ Review: It’s Like ‘Groundhog Day,’ But For Breaking Up [Fantasia Film Festival 2019]

We’ve all had moments we wish we could redo, so that we could say something better or not say it at all. If only we could get a redo, another take… The Incredible Shrinking Wknd, written and directed by Jon Mikel Caballero, is the story of Alba (Iria del Rio), a young woman freshly turned […]

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Russian Doll, The Good Place, And How Fun TV Got Dark and Insightful

Amanda Keats Aug 8, 2019

Comedies like The Good Place and Russian Doll prompt much more than just laughs...

This article contains spoilers for The Good Place and Russian Doll.

Shows like The Good Place and Russian Doll are using the parameters of sci-fi to make us think about our own mortality and what we owe to each other – and this thoughtful, considered approach to TV is giving viewers the space to ponder real philosophical and moral issues, while watching series that are still fun and entertaining.

I started watching The Good Place thinking it would be a light, fun easy watch. It caught me off guard when it prompted me to think about philosophy and mortality and contemplating – in a way I never really had before – how our every action is measured, not just for ourselves but for those around us too.

The Good Place's first season is something of a slow build,
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‘Russian Doll’ Cinematographer Chris Teague Discusses Low-Budget Worldbuilding & His Contributions To Colorful Season 1 Finale

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On July 16, Netflix’s Russian Doll pulled off a somewhat magical feat, garnering 13 Emmy nominations and breaking in as a contender for Outstanding Comedy Series with its first season, after gaining a following as a word-of-mouth hit. Given the otherworldly nature of the series, these results were all too appropriate.

Created by Leslye Headland, Amy Poehler and Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll centers on Nadia (Lyonne), a cynical New Yorker who dies on the night of her 36th birthday, only to find herself caught up in a Groundhog Day-like time loop, struggling to understand the nature of her situation and growing profoundly from her encounters with the unreal.

Shot in New York City—both within a soundstage and on location—the series was one of palpable magic, obvious to cinematographer Chris Teague from his first read of the pilot script. Joining a creative team overflowing with ideas,
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Spotlight on Frightfest 2019: Director Tom Paton Talks Time Loop Headaches And New Film ‘Stairs’

Arrow Video Frightfest returns for its twentieth year of frightful delights later this month. Running from Thursday 22nd August to Monday 26th August, the film festival showcases the best and brightest in films that embrace the darker side of cinema. In the run-up to the festival, we at Thn are bringing you a series of interviews with some of the filmmakers presenting the fruits of their labour to the Frightfest audiences.

Stairs Film

Writer and director Tom Paton is no stranger to Frightfest. In both 2017 and 2018 he screened his features Redwood and Black Site, now in 2019 he brings Stairs for the Frightfest audience to devour. The film fits firmly into the science-fiction horror category and tells the terrifying tale of a group of mercenaries whom, after killing the wrong people, find themselves trapped on a set of stairs. How does one get stuck on a staircase I hear you ask,
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