With the rise of NPR’s popular Serial podcast, HBO’s riveting limited series The Jinx, and Netflix’s wildly addictive Making a Murderer over the span of a couple of years, the true crime genre had never been hotter. It’s cooled down a bit since 2015, but it seems like the public will always be intrigued by a murder mystery, and if a story is framed in the right way, it can still become an outright sensation.
That’s clearly what Netflix is hoping for with The Keepers, the streaming service’s new seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a Baltimore nun and the potential cover-up that’s been going on for nearly fifty years.
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After Shaun of the Dead writer/director Edgar Wright left Ant-Man a few years ago, he was shopping a few projects around town in an attempt to set up his next movie. As you know, Baby Driver ended up being first in line, but one of the other films he was mulling over in that time was Grasshopper Jungle, an adaptation of Andrew Smith’s young adult novel in which a teenager and his friends accidentally unleash a swarm of six-foot-tall praying mantises on his town.
Now that Baby Driver is racing into theaters sooner than we thought, Wright’s again on the hunt for his newest project – and it looks like a familiar project has reared its head once again. Read on for the latest about Edgar Wright’s Grasshopper Jungle.
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For /Film readers, actor Doug Jones needs no introduction. You already know he’s the guy who embodied the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth, the Silver Surfer in the Fantastic Four sequel, Abe Sapien in the Hellboy movies, and dozens of other creature-driven characters over the past thirty years (And if you didn’t know, now you do!).
One of Jones’ upcoming films we’re looking forward to the most is another collaboration with writer/director Guillermo del Toro. It’s called The Shape of Water, and Jones has spilled some more details about what we can expect from del Toro’s mysterious, monstrous new love story.
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When HBO’s limited series Big Little Lies came to an end a little more than a week ago, I was satisfied with the conclusion. But only seven days later, I was conflicted; I appreciated the succinctness of the series’ seven episode run and thought it told a compelling and complete story, but at the same time, I couldn’t help but wish there were more episodes to dive into.
So will we ever see Big Little Lies season 2? Below, I’ll run down all of the quotes from the major players involved and try to get to the bottom of this.
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We’ve seen a handful of sci-fi movies take the found footage approach: Cloverfield, Europa Report, Apollo 18, the list goes on. I thought we might have reached “peak found footage” a few years ago, but a new trailer for a film called Phoenix Forgotten indicates that the trend hasn’t completely vanished.
What has disappeared, however, are the characters at the center of this film, which is based on the true story of the “Phoenix Lights,” one of the most widely-reported UFO sighting in American history. Watch the new Phoenix Forgotten trailer below. Read More »
Well, I feel a little foolish. Ever since Inception director Christopher Nolan announced, he’d be making a film called Dunkirk that centers on one of the turning points in World War II, I assumed he’d be making a traditional war movie. But in a new interview, Nolan defends the film’s PG-13 rating and specifically says that despite its setting, Dunkirk “is not a war film.” I guess that’s what I get for assuming things.
If it’s not a war film, then what is it? Find out after the jump.
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Denise Di Novi produced Crazy Stupid Love back in 2011, but that title could also work for her upcoming directorial debut, a psychological thriller called Unforgettable. Former rom-com queen Katherine Heigl plays a deranged woman who’s jealous of her ex-husband’s new fiancee Rosario Dawson, and she sets out to psychologically abuse his new lady in the hopes of getting her man back. Crazy? Check. Stupid? Check. Love? Misguided, but check. Watch the newest Unforgettable trailer below. Read More »
“Be careful who you trust” seems to be the overarching theme of Berlin Syndrome, a new suspense thriller from director Cate Shortland that debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It stars Teresa Palmer (Lights Out) as an Aussie photographer who, while on vacation in Berlin, hits it off with a charming local (Max Riemelt). But things quickly go south when he locks her in his apartment and won’t let her leave. Watch the Berlin Syndrome trailer below. Read More »
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Sony Pictures has just won the rights to My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, a graphic novel from illustrator and toy sculptor Emil Ferris that weaves B-movie monster iconography with a murder mystery…and Holocaust history? This certainly sounds like a truly original story with some incredible visuals to go along with it. Read More »
Like a decades-old murder case where the deranged killer was never caught, HBO’s True Detective won’t stay buried. While the show has been on indefinite hiatus since the end of its deeply unpopular second season, it sounds like the once-beloved anthology mystery show may be lurching back into life with the help of a television veteran responsible for some of the greatest shows of all time. Are you ready for True Detective season 3?
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