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Movie Review – Perfect (2018)

Perfect, 2018.

Directed by Eddie Alcazar.

Starring Garrett Wareing, Courtney Eaton, Tao Okamoto, Maurice Compte, and Abbie Cornish.

Synopsis:

Perfect, follows the tale of Vessel 13 (Garrett Wareing) a disturbed young man who commits murder and is then promptly carted off to an isolated woodland clinic by his emotionally distant mother (Abbie Cornish) to cure those dark primal urges…once and for all.

From the get go I must be utterly frank in saying that Perfect is undoubtedly the most visually arresting movie to debut this year. The heady cocktail of orgiastic phantasmagoria at display here may overwhelm you at times but one cannot deny the inherent beauty of this dark symphony. Painstaking efforts have been made to make this experience a thoroughly immersive one. Everything from the indigo hued wire-frame graphics to the pulsating synth-wave soundtrack (courtesy of Flying Lotus) evokes the seductive ambience of a surrealistic 80’s techno-thriller. The luxurious
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Black Widow Recruiting The Favourite Star Rachel Weisz?

It's turning into a big day for Marvel's Black Widow movie, as Rachel Weisz is reportedly in talks to star. Scarlett Johansson made her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Iron Man 2 back in 2010. Virtually ever since then, but especially after she got more screen time in The Avengers, fans have been calling for Natasha Romanoff to get her own solo movie. It took longer than many would have liked, but the time is finally here and the cast is starting to fill out rather nicely.

According to a new report, Rachel Weisz coming hot off of her recent Oscar nomination for The Favourite, is in early talks to join Black Widow. The report makes it clear that no deal has closed yet, but both sides are apparently eager to make it happen. It also hasn't been revealed who Weisz will play, should the deal make, only
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Black Widow Movie Eyes Rachel Weisz for Major Role

Joseph Baxter Apr 3, 2019

The long-planned Black Widow solo movie is finally getting off the ground, and is in talks with Rachel Weisz to co-star.

For years, we’ve been hearing about a prospective Black Widow solo movie showcasing Scarlett Johansson’s Marvel Cinematic Universe character, a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff. Indeed, had plans been more expedient, it would have been the first female-led feature for the Marvel Studios branding; an honor that would ultimately go to the Brie Larson-led Captain Marvel. However, after years of inertia, things appear to be moving quickly for the Black Widow project, which is now rapidly announcing cast members!

While it was just reported that Stranger Things and Hellboy star David Harbour was cast for the Black Widow movie, a subsequent report from Variety has revealed that Oscar winning actress Rachel Weisz is now in talks for what is being called a key role in the film.
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Composer Clint Mansell Signs Publishing Deal With Decca (Exclusive)

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Composer Clint Mansell Signs Publishing Deal With Decca (Exclusive)
Grammy- and Golden Globe-nominated composer Clint Mansell has signed a long-term, worldwide music publishing deal with Decca Publishing.

Mansell is best-known as the composer of such acclaimed Darren Aronofsky films as “Requiem for a Dream,” “Black Swan” and “The Fountain,” but rose to prominence as frontman of Pop Will Eat Itself, which scored 11 top-40 hits in the U.K. between 1987 and 1996.

According to a Decca spokesman, Mansell’s catalogue of musical works and compositions will be published in its entirety through Decca, including all of his pop music; works published by his own Precision Engineering company; and his other music for films, TV and other media. More than 650 original copyrights are included.

Said Mansell: “I wanted to find a publisher who shared my vision — of how I work, of why I work, of the projects I want to be involved with, and who can support the new spaces I want to explore.
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Fidlar Blast Government Corruption, Edm on Fiery New Song ‘Too Real’

Fidlar rail against a politically fractured, headline-obsessed, technology-riddled United States in their explosive new song “Too Real.”

Throughout the clattering track, the indie-punk band call out government corruption, smartphones and Edm. “I’m sick of being in this stupid place/ I’m sick of being a part of someone’s database,” shouts frontman Zac Carper over a gnarly, bluesy riff. “And all the bullshit bands that are on the charts/ Yeah, motherfuckers, you know who you are/ Let’s pretend that Edm didn’t happen at all/ And the politics are why you drink alcohol.
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Mogwai Will Score The Sci-Fi Crime Thriller Kin Starring Jack Reynor & Zoë Kravitz

There have been some stellar collaborations between musicians and filmmakers over the years. The forthcoming feature directed by Jonathan and Josh Baker, “Kin” promises to be no exception. Mogwai, the U.K. post-rockers who have scored the movie, is releasing the official motion picture soundtrack for audiences before the film’s premiere.

Read More: ‘Kin’ Trailer: James Franco, Zoe Kravitz & Jack Reynor Lead A Sci-Fi-Tinged Crime Thriller

Formed in 1995, Mogwai has had a successful career, and this isn’t their first soundtrack; they famously co-scored Darren Aronofsky‘s “The Fountain” with Clint Mansell, the director’s go-to composer, and the Kronos Quartet.

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Darren Aronofsky On How His Batman Would’ve Differed From The Dark Knight Trilogy

In the eight years separating Batman & Robin from Batman Begins, there were several possible movies featuring the Caped Crusader that came incredibly close to seeing the light of day following the studio cancelling Joel Schumacher’s Batman Unchained. Among them were the likes of Batman: DarKnight, Batman Beyond and even Batman vs. Superman, each of which I could discuss factoids pertaining to for hours.

But one in particular that gets brought up to this day is that of Batman: Year One. Believe it or not, Darren Aronofsky was set to adapt Frank Miller’s classic arc exploring the icon’s origins at one point – and with the lauded comic book scribe serving as screenwriter, no less.

While recently appearing on Empire Magazine’s podcast, The Playlist, Aronofsky spoke of how his vision was rejected, with WB eventually giving the green light to Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins:

“Me and
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Now Stream This: ‘The Fountain’, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘Lady Bird’, ‘I, Tonya’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Welcome, streaming fans. Once again, I’ve scoured streaming services far and wide to bring you back the best streaming options available to you this week, and beyond. In this edition, you’ll find […]

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20 Best Heady Sci-Fi Films: Part 2

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey, we make our picks for the best cerebral science fiction films of all time. Here are the top ten picks!

The job of science fiction is to push boundaries. Indeed, the very description of science fiction suggests going a bit further than established fact. Science fiction is supposed to build on the known world around us. It is supposed to explore the unknown. When science fiction is at its best, this exploration is being fueled by our own human condition. The reason we are exploring outward is because there is an uncertainty inside. We feel incomplete in some regard, and the answers might be out there.

Science fiction films that can best communicate the relationship between the universe and our own minds tend to be the films that leave a lasting impression. This is my pick for the 20 films
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Darren Aronofsky Views ‘One Strange Rock’ as a Companion Piece to ‘mother!’, Because Maybe There’s Hope for the World Yet

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Darren Aronofsky Views ‘One Strange Rock’ as a Companion Piece to ‘mother!’, Because Maybe There’s Hope for the World Yet
At the same time that Darren Aronofsky was directing an allegory about the ruination of planet Earth, he was producing a TV show about how beautiful and miraculous our world can be.

“‘mother!’ was a very personal project about what’s going on, just trying to hold up a mirror to some of the things that are really out of control,” he told IndieWire at the Television Critics Association winter press tour about “One Strange Rock,” the new documentary series he executive produced for NatGeo. “This is just a very different approach on that very similar subject matter, since they’re both talking about our home. This is more talking about how beautiful our home is, how all the systems work together so beautifully to create this precious thing we call life.”

But the metaphor of “mother!,” which features Jennifer Lawrence’s “house” getting destroyed by the evil of man,
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Darren Aronofsky Addresses The “Very Extreme” Reactions To ‘Mother!’ – SXSW

Darren Aronofsky Addresses The “Very Extreme” Reactions To ‘Mother!’ – SXSW
Director Darren Aronofsky talked about the “very extreme” reactions to his latest film, Mother!, which the New Yorker described as the cinematic version of an equine root canal. After delivering the 10 Commandments of Independent Filmmaking at a capacity-crowd at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Aronofsky was asked to address the central theme of Mother. The director said that as with his earlier film, The Fountain, he intended for people to draw their own interpretations. “The…
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'Ready Player One' among 13 things to look out for at SXSW 2018

'Ready Player One' among 13 things to look out for at SXSW 2018
Women in television, Darren Aronofsky and Barry Jenkins keynotes, Nasa mission to the sun talk on the agenda.

March 10 Update: SXSW director of film Janet Pierson has confirmed the world premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One will be the (not so) surprise screening on Sunday.

The world premiere of John Krasinski’s horror film A Quiet Place starring Krasinski alongside his wife, Emily Blunt kicked off the annual film festival in Austin, Texas, which runs from March 9-17.

However SXSW isn’t all about the big screen and offers a panoply of music, gaming, technology discussions, conferences, and keynote speeches to savour.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “The Fountain”

The Fountain is, at it’s core, the love story between a man and woman that are destined to love each other forever but be parted by circumstance again and again. The three distinct story lines that are told within the movie are nonlinear and yet have so much to do with one another that they do intersect and interact with each other throughout the movie in very subtle ways. For all that Tom, Tomas, and Tommy try to save the love of their life however they fall just short of the goal and come to realize that death is inevitable,

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “The Fountain
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Hey Razzie Awards, Why! Did! You! Nominate! ‘Mother!’?

Hey Razzie Awards, Why! Did! You! Nominate! ‘Mother!’?
The 2018 Razzie nominations were announced early Monday morning, January 22, on the eve of the Oscar nominations. The Razzies have been “honoring” the worst movies of the year for 38 years now, so there must be some kind of misprint because they accidentally nominated one of the better movies of the last year, “Mother!” It’s up for Worst Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Worst Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem), and Worst Director (Darren Aronofsky). What gives, Razzie voters? Check out the complete list of nominations here.

I know, I know, “Mother!” was an extremely divisive film, a bizarre horror movie with strange religious symbolism in which an unnamed husband and wife (Bardem and Lawrence) renovate a house only to have their lives invaded by strangers, and such an unusual film understandably struggled at the box office when it was released last September. But judging from the reviews more people liked it than not. It
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‘mother!’ Honest Trailer: If Extreme Makeover Were Directed by Satan

‘mother!’ Honest Trailer: If Extreme Makeover Were Directed by Satan
One of the most divisive and infuriating movies of the year was undoubtedly mother!, the latest film from director Darren Aronofsky. For some reason, audiences expected the filmmaker behind Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, Black Swan and Noah to make a straightforward horror thriller starring one of the biggest stars in the world. But […]

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Canon Of Film: ‘Requiem For a Dream’

In this edition of Canon Of Film, we celebrate the recent release of ‘Mother!‘ on home video by delving into Darren Aronofsky‘s masterpiece, ‘Requiem for a Dream‘. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

Requiem For A Dream (2000)

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Screenplay: Hubert Selby Jr. and Darren Aronofsky based on the book by Hubert Selby Jr.

I saw a stat awhile ago, I don’t remember the exact numbers, but basically it said that most people are incorrect about what will make them happy. Happy. I suspect those are the same people that think happiness is a feeling that they need to achieve, or search for. The more I think about it, I believe more than anything, drug addicts have disillusioned themselves into believing such a feeling of happiness essentially exists. Happiness, pleasure, something along those lines, but whatever it is, the world
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Hugh Jackman Turned Down The Opportunity To Play James Bond

Hugh Jackman is one of Hollywood's most liked actors and is well known his for his role as Wolverine that catapulted him to superstardom, but did you know he had the chance to play one of the biggest characters in cinema history?

In a recent interview with Variety, Jackman spoke about being offered to carry on the role of James Bond after Pierce Brosnan walked away; and it wasn't that he didn't want to do it, he turned down the opportunity for a different reason.

“I was about to do X-Men 2 and a call came from my agent asking if I’d be interested in Bond. I just felt at the time that the scripts had become so unbelievable and crazy, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real. And the response was: ‘Oh, you don’t get a say. You just have to sign on.’"

The
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‘Mother!’ Director Darren Aronofsky: Why His Home Invasion Thriller Is Like Kindergarten

‘Mother!’ Director Darren Aronofsky: Why His Home Invasion Thriller Is Like Kindergarten
Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is that rare movie that comes along every once in a while, a completely polarizing event that you have to experience, even if you ultimately think it is a train wreck. Count me among the admirers of a movie that is 69% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes but drew an 'F' on CinemaScore. The director of such films as The Wrestler, Black Swan, The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream, Noah and others doesn't care about either group, but wears the disparate opinions…
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The Tree of Life: On Darren Aronofsky’s "The Fountain", A Decade Later

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Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain (2006) is showing on Mubi from November 12 - December 12, 1017 in the United Kingdom.“Finish it.”The exhortation is an integral part of the texture of The Fountain as a work of art, but it also refers, obliquely, maybe unconsciously, to all the toil and trouble that surrounded its six-year path to the big screen and its controversial reception. Darren Aronofsky—a headstrong filmmaker if there ever was one—could have simply shelved the project indefinitely after his original lead, Brad Pitt, bailed out prior to the start of the production. But, like the words that Izzi says to Tom and that echo throughout the film’s three interconnected timelines, he didn’t. He had to “finish it.” So Aronofsky did, regrouping, downsizing, rethinking a film that was inspired by both the out-there genre twisting of The Matrix and his own experiences with death. What emerged was
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Dreamland Reunites Bruce McDonald, Tony Burgess and Stephen McHattie for a New Genre Mashup

Fans of Pontypool may rejoice for the beginning of production on Bruce McDonald's latest film, Dreamland. It reunites the director with writer Tony Burgess and star Stephen McHattie. While not the long rumoured sequel to the Canadian cult semiotic zombie film (at one point titled Pontypool Changes), but a totally new story, being tailor made for McHattie's particular character actor genius: You have seen McHattie in a lot of Darren Aronfsky films (including The Fountain and mother!), as Night Owl in Zack Snyder's Watchmen, and as the bad dude in the prologue of David Cronenberg's A History Of Violence. McDonald stated, "Once in a while, in this movie game, we connect with people who are stars – and we are inspired to create just the right movie...

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