mary shelley review

There’s an imaginative, hugely entertaining movie to be made out of that fated rainy summer day in Geneva that spawned some of the most pivotal horror novels in history. Mary Shelley is not that movie.

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mary shelley trailer

The story of the writer of Frankenstein gets the biopic treatment in Mary Shelley. Elle Fanning plays the young author as she struggles with hardships and relationships, all while penning her masterpiece. Watch the Mary Shelley trailer below.

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How to Talk to Girls at Parties Trailer

As someone reading a movie website, you’ve surely seen a coming of age romance here and there. And you’ve probably seen an alien invasion movie as well. But now they’re about to combine in a sexy, punk acid trip of a movie in the form of an adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s short story and graphic novel How to Talk to Girls at Parties.

The first trailer just arrived, and it looks like a wild, charming genre mash-up that should be a hell of a good time at the movies this summer. Read More »

I Think We're Alone Now review

Is there anyone better at playing soulfully sad than Peter Dinklage? The Game of Thrones star is front and center in I Think We’re Alone Now, a post-apocalyptic drama in which he plays the last man on Earth who discovers he’s not as alone as he thinks when a young woman (Elle Fanning) enters his life. Characters in similar stories might celebrate this miraculous opportunity for human connection, but Del (Dinklage) resents it – he actually prefers being by himself, even in such extreme circumstances. Like an episode of The Twilight Zone extended to feature length, I Think We’re Alone Now wraps emotional exploration in a high concept premise. And like Rod Serling’s seminal sci-fi anthology series, this movie features a third-act twist – but this one almost torpedoes the entire story. Read More »

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall trailer

Kyle Chandler is on the hunt for a missing writer in the intriguing The Vanishing of Sidney Hall trailer. Shawn Christensen helms this new drama from indie super-studio A24, about a wildly popular writer who vanishes off the face of the earth. Or does he?

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how to talk to girls at parties trailer

Elle Fanning continues her electric career playing precocious teens on the cusp of sexual awakening with her role as the eccentric love interest in How to Talk to Girls at Parties — but with a twist. This time, Fanning is an alien newly indoctrinated into 1970s’ London’s punk rock scene.

Based off of Neil Gaiman‘s short story of the same name, How to Talk to Girls at Parties marks director John Cameron Mitchell‘s return to feature films after a seven-year hiatus. Now it seems like Mitchell will be swiveling from the morose tone of his last film Rabbit Hole, and recapturing the oddball effervescence of his earlier film, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Neil Gaiman‘s comic book How to Talk to Girl at Parties is a fun read. It’s also a very short read. If adapted faithfully, it’d probably be a great short film. The director behind Rabbit Hole and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell, had the freedom of adapting the story into a narrative feature film. He got to take the kernel of a story where he wanted to, and where he went with it looks like a blast.

Below, watch the How to Talk to Girls at Parties teasers.

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Beguiled trailer

Sofia Coppola‘s The Beguiled is a change of pace for the filmmaker. Her remake of Don Siegel‘s 1971 film, or re-adaptation of Thomas P. Cullinan‘s “A Painted Devil,” is a gothic thriller with a life on the line, not the sparse character piece we’re accustomed to seeing from Coppola. Naturally, we’re excited to how the writer-director behind Lost in Translation and The Virgin Suicides works with a story dripping with tension.

Below, watch The Beguiled trailer.

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elle fanning

The last time we heard about the movie where Elle Fanning plays Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, it was titled A Storm in the Stars. Now, our first look at the movie has arrived alongside a new title and that new title is… drumroll, please… Mary Shelley. Well, it certainly gets the job done. You can see what Fanning looks like as the famed English writer and novelist below.

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the beguiled trailer

It’s hard to imagine two filmmakers more different than Sofia Coppola and Don Siegel, but now the two of them have something in common: they have both made film adaptations of Thomas P. Cullinan‘s 1966 Southern gothic novel A Painted Devil titled The Beguiled. Siegel’s 1971 version was his third collaboration with star Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry would arrive the same year); Coppola’s 2017 version marks her third collaboration with star Kirsten Dunst.

In other words, it’s going to be fun to watch these two movies back-to-back and discover how two vastly different storytellers tackle the same material. We can get the ball rolling a little early by watching the trailer for Coppola’s remake (or is it re-adaptation?).

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