(This review is based upon a viewing of the film at Fantastic Fest 2015.)
Evolution is a deep swim in mysterious seas. This tale blends folklore and science fiction into a powerful hallucination of life where land and sea blur together, in which bodies are induced to behave in ways that are new and, in a Lovecraftian sense, possibly even obscene.
Director Lucile Hadzihalilovic, who previously directed Innocence, and is a creative partner to spouse Gaspar Noe, keeps the final details of this story shrouded in shadow, draws on the mysteries of the sea and the pains of growing up to synthesize her own powerful new fable. Read More »
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This hasn’t been a terrible week for Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth). A few days ago he had his newest picture, Crimson Peak, warmly received at Fantastic Fest, and, apparently, he’s currently hard at work on another film at the moment. Little is known about project, but we think we have an idea for what this del Toro indie might be. Read more about it after the jump.
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Earlier this summer, Gaspar Noé’s brought his controversial romance Love to Cannes as an out of competition entry, and since then it’s been making the rounds at Toronto and Athens. But soon this erotic, X-rated, 3D film will be coming to limited theaters, and the first Love trailer has just arrived to tease the arousing story.
The story follows Karl Glusman as Murphy, a young man who ends up on a journey trying to find his missing girlfriend, reflecting on the two years they spent together. The trailer after the jump doesn’t have any nudity, so it’s mostly safe for work, however, at the bottom of the page we’ve included some NSFW clips, so beware of scrolling too far down. Read More »
At the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, I saw a documentary titled Finders Keepers, a hilarious, bizarre and sometimes devastating true life story of two men fighting over a severed human leg. Yes, you read that right — a human leg. Aside from a documentary which I helped produce (yes, disqualified from this competition due to obvious conflict of interest), Finders Keepers is my favorite documentary film of 2015 (so far). The story follows Shannon Whisnant, who purchased a storage unit at auction and was surprised to find the severed human leg inside a used bbq grill. The other man, John Wood, wants his leg back, but Whisnant isn’t about to let that happen.
I’ve reviewed the movie, we’ve run a clip from the film in the past, and have even posted the Finders Keepers trailer, and now that the film is hitting theaters today (September 25th 2015) and an iTunes and Video On Demand debut scheduled for next week (October 2nd 2015), we have been given the opportunity to premiere an exclusive clip. The clip shows the first in person confrontation between the two men as Shannon confronts Wood at a local news press conference outside the Dollar General store. Hit the jump to watch the Finders Keepers clip now.
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The first photo has been released of Woody Harrelson (Zombieland, Hunger Games, The People vs. Larry Flynt) as United States Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson in Rob Reiner‘s dramatic biopic which just began shooting this week. Lets be clear, the photo above is of the real LBJ. After the jump you will see the Woody Harrelson LBJ photo and learn more about the film. You might be surprised at the transformation Harrelson went through for this role.
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In Manson Family Vacation, Jay Duplass plays a Los Angeles family man whose life is upended when his burnout brother Conrad, played by Linas Phillips, shows up on his doorstep. Conrad doesn’t just want to chill on the couch, however. He’s fascinated with the story of Charles Manson, and wants to do a tour through the LA landmarks that play a part in the horrible story of Manson and the murders committed in his name.
Road tripping through the history of the Family is a weird way to bring a small family together, but maybe it will work? Check out the Manson Family Vacation trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
At first, Nasty Baby looks like a pretty typical Sundance indie. Kristen Wiig stars as a woman trying to get pregnant with the help of her best friends, gay couple Freddy (Sebastián Silva) and Mo (Tunde Adebimpe) in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. There’s some raunchy banter, some interpersonal tension, a self-consciously quirky cast, and the usual themes of friendship, family, and growing up.
But Silva, who also directed, isn’t really interested in being typical. He likes the dark and unexpected, as he’s shown in films like The Maid, Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus, and Magic Magic, and now in the first Nasty Baby trailer. By the end, Nasty Baby starts to feel like a horror film, even if it’s not exactly clear what we’re supposed to be afraid of. Watch the Nasty Baby trailer after the jump. Read More »
At Comic Con 2014, writer/director Kevin Smith announced that Tusk was actually the first film in what he hopes will be a trilogy of films he called “The True North Trilogy.” That film was followed by the PG-13 horror/comedy Yoga Hosers and Smith is prepping the third film, a movie called Moose Jaws which he described as “Jaws, with a moose” to conclude the Canadian-set series.
But Smith has now revealed that his Askewuniverse character Silent Bob will have a role in Moose Jaws, and you will be shocked to learn what that role is. Hit the jump to read Kevin Smith’s comments, which probably contain spoilers.
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Quentin Tarantino has always been praised for his casting choices, and its obvious that the filmmaker puts a lot of thought into which actors might be good for which characters. The writer/director even seems to write certain roles for particular actors. Now a copy of Quentin Tarantino’s cast wish-list for Pulp Fiction has made its way online, showing the filmmaker’s original choices for the film’s cast, from first choices to back-up/alternate choices.
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