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Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ Teased as Horror With Mysterious Time Travel Twist

Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ Teased as Horror With Mysterious Time Travel Twist
Edgar Wright announced in September he had wrapped production on his upcoming new movie “Last Night in Soho,” but to this day the film remains something of a mystery. Both Wright and distributor Focus Features have been incredibly tight-lipped about the movie’s plot. Only a London setting and a cast list has been confirmed, with “The Witch” favorite Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Crown” and “Doctor Who” veteran Matt Smith, and “Leave No Trace” breakout Thomasin McKenzie heading the ensemble. Fortunately, Wright has pulled back the curtain on the “Last Night in Soho” plot in the new issue of Empire magazine.

Empire reporter Ben Travis writes that “much of Wright’s movie takes place in the London of the Swinging Sixties; a time period with which his lead character, Thomasin McKenzie’s Eloise, is obsessed and, through a mysterious connection with Taylor-Joy’s character, gets to experience.”

“There’s something I
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Matt Smith Teases Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho,’ Compares Him to Tarantino, Praises ‘Once Upon a Time’

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Matt Smith Teases Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho,’ Compares Him to Tarantino, Praises ‘Once Upon a Time’
From “Doctor Who” to “The Crown,” Matt Smith has enjoyed an enviable career on the small screen. But he makes a powerful impression on the big screen in Gavin Hood’s “Official Secrets,” where he plays real-life English whistleblowing reporter Martin Bright. “Official Secrets,” which is currently expanding throughout the U.S., also stars Keira Knightley as British intelligence whiz Katharine Gun who, in the lead-up to the Iraq War, leaked damning intel on Britain’s attempt to blackmail U.N. council members into voting in favor of the invasion.

In dealing with the still-unspooling fallout of the Iraq War, “Official Secrets” takes audiences to an uncomfortable and all-too-recent place that most generations will remember acutely. “In our recent history, there’s a lot we can be proud of and a great deal we are ashamed of as well,” Smith told IndieWire in a recent phone interview. “Whatever your take on this movie,
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‘Ready Or Not’ Nabs $1.9M Opening At Wednesday Box Office

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‘Ready Or Not’ Nabs $1.9M Opening At Wednesday Box Office
Fox Searchlight went after whatever remaining 18-34 demo was out there this summer with the launch of its black comedy horror thriller Ready or Not yesterday. It grossed an estimated $1.9 million at 2,244 locations for Wednesday’s No. 2 spot. ComScore shows that by Friday the number of colleges remaining on summer break will be at 62%, down from 93% last Friday. K-12 schools on break erodes from 56% to 28%.

The first horror thriller for Searchlight since arguably 2013’s Stoker follows Samara Weaving as a bride who marries into a rich family with a vicious hazing ritual for its newfound family members. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, Ready or Not was praised by critics with a 91% certified fresh score, and so far has a good CinemaScore of B+. PostTrak exits were lower at 3 stars and a 50% recommend.

Currently, industry estimates are around $6.5M for Ready or Not‘s three-day
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Nicole Kidman: "Vanity Fair"

Sneak Peek new images of "Aquaman" actress Nicole Kidman in a recent pictorial for "Vanity Fair" magazine:

Kidman started her acting career in Australia with the 1983 films "Bush Christmas" and "BMX" Bandits. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with the thriller "Dead Calm" and the television miniseries "Bangkok Hilton".

In 1990, she made her Hollywood debut in the racing film "Days of Thunder", folloowed by leading roles in "Far and Away" (1992), "Batman Forever" (1995), "To Die For" (1995) and "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999).

She then received two consecutive nominations for the 'Academy Award' for 'Best Actress' in "Moulin Rouge!" (2001) and "The Hours" (2002), winning for "The Hours".

Kidman has since starred in "The Others" (2001), "Cold Mountain" (2003), "Dogville" (2003), "Birth" (2004), "Australia" (2008), "The Paperboy" (2012), "Stoker" (2013), "Paddington" (2014), "The Beguiled" (2017), "Boy Erased" and "Destroyer" (2018.

In 2012, Kidman received her first 'Primetime Emmy Award' nomination for 'Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie' for her role in the HBO film "Hemingway & Gellhorn
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June 18th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Us, The Monolith Monsters, Thirst, Universal Horror Collection Volume 1

June 18th is shaping up to be a killer day for genre fans, as two of my favorite movies of 2019 are making their way home: Jordan Peele’s Us and Lords of Chaos (on DVD) from Jonas Åkerlund. Kino Lorber is showing Chan-wook Park some love this week with their Blu-ray release of Thirst, and Scream Factory has put together the impressive-looking Universal Horror Collection: Volume 1 set as well.

Other home entertainment releases for this Tuesday include Under the Silver Lake, The Monolith Monsters, Crypto, The Nightmare Gallery, Derangement, and Disappearance.

Lords of Chaos

The story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners: a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: Mayhem. Oslo, 1987. Seventeen-year-old Euronymous is determined to escape his idyllic Scandinavian hometown and create "true Norwegian black metal" with his band, Mayhem. He's joined by equally fanatical youths - Dead and Varg.
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Nicole Kidman In "Vanity Fair"

Sneak Peek new images of "Aquaman" actress Nicole Kidman in an upcoming pictoral for "Vanity Fair" magazine:

Kidman started her acting career in Australia with the 1983 films "Bush Christmas" and "BMX" Bandits. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with the thriller "Dead Calm" and the television miniseries "Bangkok Hilton".

In 1990, she made her Hollywood debut in the racing film "Days of Thunder", folloowed by leading roles in "Far and Away" (1992), "Batman Forever" (1995), "To Die For" (1995) and "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999).

She then received two consecutive nominations for the 'Academy Award' for 'Best Actress' in "Moulin Rouge!" (2001) and "The Hours" (2002), winning for "The Hours".

Kidman has since starred in "The Others" (2001), "Cold Mountain" (2003), "Dogville" (2003), "Birth" (2004), "Australia" (2008), "The Paperboy" (2012), "Stoker" (2013), "Paddington" (2014), "The Beguiled" (2017), "Boy Erased" and "Destroyer" (2018.

In 2012, Kidman received her first 'Primetime Emmy Award' nomination for 'Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie' for her role in the HBO film "Hemingway & Gellhorn
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Composer Clint Mansell Reteaming With Director Ben Wheatley On Hitchcock Remake ‘Rebecca’

Composer Clint Mansell had a hell of a beginning to his film career. His first two scores were featured in the films “Pi” and “Requiem for a Dream.” Not a bad way to start your film career, huh? Since then, Mansell has composed music for a huge number of high-profile film and TV projects, including “Moon,” “Stoker,” “High-Rise,” and most recently, “Out of Blue.” Not to mention, he has continued to score the films from Darren Aronofsky.

Continue reading Composer Clint Mansell Reteaming With Director Ben Wheatley On Hitchcock Remake ‘Rebecca’ at The Playlist.
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Park Chan-wook and “Bone Tomahawk” writer S. Craig Zahler to Collaborate for Ultra-Violent Western

One of South Korea’s most prolific directors, every new project by Park Chan-wook is eagerly anticipated by Asian cinema aficionados. So the news that, for his next project, Park Chan-wook has joined hands with “Bone Tomahawk” and “Brawl in Cell Block 99” writer/director S. Craig Zahler to bring the latter’s script “The Brigands of Rattlecreek” on screen fills one with a lot of excitement!

“The Brigands of Rattlecreek” will be Park Chan-wook’s second English-language feature film after “Stoker” and is a project that he has been trying to get off the ground for a while now. The script famously topped the 2006 Black List but never quite got up and running, possibly due to its ultra-violent content. The script is said to be about “a sheriff and a doctor who seek revenge against a group of bandits who use the cover of a torrential thunderstorm to rob
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January 15th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Halloween (2018), Crimson Peak Limited Edition, Goosebumps 2, Cannibals And Carpet Fitters, Howling III

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January 15th is a big day for horror fans looking to beef up their home media collections, because there’s a killer assortment of titles making their debuts on Tuesday. Of course, this week’s big release is David Gordon Green’s Halloween (2018), and Arrow Video is showing some much-deserved love for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak with their limited edition Blu-ray set.

For you cult film fans, Scream Factory is keeping themselves very busy with three different titles: Saturday the 14th, Howling III, and The Plague of the Zombies, and Severin has put together an HD release for Jack the Ripper as well. Also, if you dig on retro VHS artwork, you’ll want to pick up Mill Creek’s special throwback Blu-rays for both Krull and Happy Birthday to Me.

Other releases for January 15th include Goosebumps 2, Cannibals and Carpet Fitters, The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion,
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Piercing In Theaters February 1st

Universal Pictures Content Group presents Piercing **Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2018** **Official Selection of Fantastic Fest 2018** Universal Pictures Content Group will release the horror suspense mystery film Piercing in Theaters, On Demand and Digital HD on February 1, 2019. Piercing features ground breaking performances by Christopher Abbott (It Comes At Night, “The Sinner,” “Girls”) and Mia Wasikowska (Crimson Peak, Stoker, Alice In Wonderland). The film is the second …

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The Little Drummer Girl: A Colourful Pretence

Spoilers Throughout

Having recently finished a six week, six episode run on the BBC, John le Carré adapted spy drama The Little Drummer Girl was divisive in terms of audience reaction. Some found the plot impossible to follow, others revelled in the cloak and dagger shenanigans of twenty-something Charmain ‘Charlie’ Ross (Florence Pugh), a low level actress drawn into a high stakes mission of infiltrating a Palestinian revolutionary group in 1979.

The show’s costume design by Sheena Napier and Stephen Noble inspired equal division. While most enjoyed the eye-popping period ensembles and how they exemplified character, just as many were left confounded by their conspicuous presence. One thing that cannot be disputed is the costumes’ observable use of colours and how they helped deliver series director Park Chan-wook’s visual intent. But exactly how and what on earth do they all mean? There is a deeper scientific discussion to be had here,
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Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak Available on Blu-ray From Arrow Video January 15th

From the imagination of Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro comes Crimson Peak, a lavish, stunningly realised journey into the dark heart of Gothic romance…

Beginning in Buffalo, New York, during the 1880s, Crimson Peak stars Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing, an aspiring writer who is haunted by the death of her mother. Edith s falls in love with seductive stranger Thomas Sharpe, who whisks her off to Allerdale Hall, his baronial, yet dilapidated English mansion built upon a mountain of blood-red clay. Here Edith meets Lucille, Thomas s sister who at times seems hostile and jealous. As Edith struggles to feel at home in the imposing residence, she gradually uncovers a horrendous family secret and encounters supernatural forces that will help her discover the terrible truth behind Crimson Peak.

Boasting incredibly intricate and ornate production design and a rich visual style, del Toro s film is a grandiose, boldly baroque triumph of Gothic decadence,
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Armie Hammer and Lily James to Star in Ben Wheatley’s ‘Rebecca’ Remake

One can’t go a calendar year without at least a few dozen films being labeled Hitchcockian. While some films, like Disturbia and Stoker, are more blatant in their inspiration than others, it’s no surprise the influence of the Master of Suspense is being felt in all corners of the industry. After having been developed for many years, previously in the hands of the likes of Steven Knight and Nikolaj Arcel, now a remake of Hitchcock’s 1940 classic Rebecca is officially moving forward.

Pulling from Daphne DuMaurier’s novel as its source, Ben Wheatley will reteam with his Free Fire star Armie Hammer for the film with Lily James also joining. The original Best Picture winner starred Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, and Judith Anderson, and followed new bride who is haunted by the memory of the former wife of her rich, new husband.

Scripted by Jane Goldman, the film
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Scores on Screen. Piano Lessons: Death and Desire in Park Chan-wook’s "Stoker"

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Scores on Screen is a column by Clare Nina Norelli on film soundtracks.Can a person be born bad or is “badness” a learnt trait, one taught to an impressionable and willing protégée by someone who keenly detects their potential for darkness? This question of nature vs. nurture is the moral quandary presented to us in Park Chan-wook’s Stoker (2013), an unconventional coming-of-age film that is informed by violence, eroticism, a creepy gothic ambience, and heightened sound design in which the piano emerges as a vital player not only on the soundtrack, but diegetically as part of the film’s story. The film’s protagonist, eighteen-year-old India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska), believes that the formation of the self is beyond her control, declaring in the film’s opening monologue that “Just as a flower does not choose its color, we are not responsible for who we come to be.” Though she
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Alexander Skarsgard Joins The Cast of Park Chan-wook’s The Little Drummer Girl

Emmy Award winner Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies, Tarzan) is joining Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth), in Park Chan-wook’s (Old Boy, The Handmaiden, Stoker) television debut The Little Drummer Girl. The series based on the best-selling novel by John le Carré. Comingsoon.net reports that production on the six-part mini-series is expected to begin early next year.

In The Little Drummer Girl, young actress Charlie strikes up an friendship with an interesting stranger while vacationing in Greece, but it quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are far from romantic. The man is Becker, an Israeli intelligence officer, who drags her into a complex and high stakes plot which unfolds as she is forced to take on the role of a lifetime in the scheme. The story is set in the late 1970s, The Little Drummer Girl weaves a dynamic and exciting story of espionage and international intrigue; of love and betrayal.
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Park Chan-wook to Direct John le Carré Adaptation ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Starring Florence Pugh

With his sumptuous erotic crime thriller The Handmaiden striking a chord not only in his native nation of South Korea where it amassed an impressive nearly $32 million, but also the United States, where it picked up over $2 million, Park Chan-wook has now settled on his next project. It’ll find him returning to the English language, but unlike Stoker, it will be for television.

He will direct a six-part adaptation of the John le Carré novel The Little Drummer Girl for BBC TV and AMC, according The Daily Mail. The Oldboy director has also already found his star in Florence Pugh, who gave a stellar breakout performance in this summer’s Lady Macbeth. The late-70s, early-80s story finds Pugh’s character playing an actress who is recruited by an Israeli spy to become a double agent and take out a leader of a Palestinian terrorist group.

Production will begin early next year,
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The 20 Best Director-Cinematographer Collaborations Working Today

The 20 Best Director-Cinematographer Collaborations Working Today
The gravitational pull that exists between great directors and great cinematographers is natural. Many of the best pairings throughout film history have been project based, with the director or producer picking a cinematographer to achieve a specific look for a particular film. There’s a difference between providing a talented cinematographer with the perfect platform to apply their skills and a director-cinematographer collaboration that elevates the work of both artists, regardless of material.

This list is less about identifying the best looking films of the era – although many are here – and more about celebrating collaborations that have allowed many of the best filmmakers working today to fully express themselves on the big screen.

Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson, Dp: Robert Elswit

The first time Paul Thomas Anderson did not work with Elswitt – “The Master,” shot by Mihai Mălaimare Jr. – the results were (thankfully) great, but it’s fascinating that the director
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Nicole Kidman’s Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey

Nicole Kidman’s Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” what is Nicole Kidman’s greatest performance?

Vadim Rizov (@VRizov), Filmmaker Magazine

I don’t know about “best” — I haven’t seen an embarrassing chunk of what are considered her most significant roles, and I’m weak on understanding acting — but the performance that sticks most in my mind (quite possibly because I saw it at impressionable high school age) is “Dogville.” Kidman is spookily withdrawn, like an observer alien in a human body dropped into a moral wasteland which she attempts to navigate with understanding and decorum until finally it’s just too much. As in “Birth,
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Horror Highlights: Ithaca Fantastik Festival 2017, Bram Stoker Busts, Terror At Station 13, Shortwave, 2-headed Shark Attack, Prodigy

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Ithaca Fantastik Festival 2017 returns this November in Ithaca, New York, and we have details on what will be screening at the festival, including the new horror comedy Tragedy Girls. Also in today's Highlights: Bram Stoker busts, details on the short film Terror at Station 13, a look at a new teaser trailer for Shortwave, information on 2-Headed Shark Attack screenings, and a new Prodigy teaser trailer.

Ithaca Fantastik Festival 2017 Lineup Announced: Press Release: "Ithaca, NY, September 19, 2017 - The Ithaca Fantastik (If) festival returns to Ithaca, New York, November 3-12, 2017 with a carefully curated selection of new and classic genre films. With less than a month and a half to go, If is announcing exciting changes, its first wave of titles, and a truly inspired retrospective!

Returning audiences will notice an expanded schedule as the festival grows from half a week to a full nine days. The festival’s two weekends will
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Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode Will Star in “A Discovery of Witches”

Way back in 2011, we learned that Warner Bros. was attempting to turn Deborah Harkness’s novel A Discovery of Witches into a film franchise, but nothing ever came from that planned project. Now, the novel is heading to the small screen. Tracking Board reports today that Teresa Palmer (Lights Out) and Matthew Goode (Stoker) will star in […]
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