mother cinemascore

mother! is polarizing, to say the least.

While critics have lauded the film for its provocative and daring narrative with an absolutely off-the-rails third act — while also eliciting a fair share of both revulsion and reverence amongst them — audiences are firmly against Darren Aronofsky‘s newest film. Blame it on misleading marketing, or star Jennifer Lawrence drawing in fans who “just wouldn’t get it,” but mother! has earned the rare “F” grade on Cinemascore.

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red sparrow trailer

Silent and stoic, Jennifer Lawrence breezes her way through the Red Sparrow trailer, a story following a prima ballerina who is trained to become one of Russia’s deadliest intelligence officers.

Based on the book by Jason Matthews, the big screen adaptation of Red Sparrow helmed by Francis Lawrence looks incredibly brutal and cold, allowing Lawrence, who often plays somewhat overwrought characters, to stretch her acting chops in the type of story we’ve never seen her tackle before.

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mother!

Note: There are some minor spoilers here, because it’s almost impossible to talk about this movie without spoiling something.

Don’t you hate it when noisome houseguests won’t take a hint? In mother!, the latest film from Darren Aronofsky, the prospect of unwanted company becomes immensely sinister and leads to much more chaotic results.

Aronofsky is a filmmaker who gravitates towards stories about the destructive side of obsession, and here he takes that theme to the extreme and then takes it even further. But the twist here is that the story isn’t being told from the point of view of the obsessive, destructive individual, but rather from someone in his orbit.

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mother clip

Early buzz for Darren Aronofsky‘s horror thriller mother! has been largely positive since its Venice Film Festival debut earlier this week, even if many of the responses include a variation on “WTF?” along with their praise. Paramount has released some truly unsettling trailers for the Jennifer Lawrence/Javier Bardem vehicle so far, and now they’re at it again with a couple of new mother! clips that add to the movie’s turmoil bubbling just below the surface. Warning: there’s a small plot reveal lurking late in one of these, so if you’d rather go into this film relatively cold, it’s probably best to skip them altogether.
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mother! early reviews

The mother! early reviews are out and critics are both perplexed by and in praise of Darren Aronofsky‘s insane sensory assault of a movie.

The psychological horror film about a couple played by Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem who suddenly find themselves hosting suspicious strangers at their remote home (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer), debuted at the Venice Film Festival on Monday, and left critics reeling from the experience. But despite the bafflement of many critics — many of whom could only really say “WTF” in reaction — it seems like the overall response was actually quite positive.

Check out what some of the early mother! reviews have to say below.

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mother viral

We’re only a few weeks away from the release of Darren Aronofsky‘s mother!, and in the wake of the film’s enigmatic trailers, Paramount is slowly unspooling information about the horror thriller that stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem.

A new batch of viral marketing has divulged a major revelation about Lawrence’s character that the posters and trailers have kept secret until now. Take a look at the movie’s newest poster (complete with a hidden message printed on it!), check out some new TV spots, and uncover one of the film’s big secrets below. Warning: a potential spoiler lies ahead.
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La La Land - Emma Stone

From Jonah Hill’s teen dream to Academy Award-winning songstress, 2017 was the year Emma Stone hit it big. And what could top winning the most prestigious award in Hollywood for her role in the crowd-pleasing La La Land? A big fat paycheck, of course.

Stone has been named the highest paid actress in Hollywood by Forbes magazine in their annual Tinseltown salary ranking list. This means that Stone has dethroned Jennifer Lawrence, who held the highest-paid actress title for the past two years.

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mother! plot

Darren Aronofsky‘s new film, mother! comes out in a month’s time. After two trailers, we know very little about the plot – a nice feeling when approaching a release date – but the mood in the trailers has spelled raw doom. The marketing has communicated a strong, tangible feeling of terror, which is how mother! all began. Aronofsky had an indescribable emotion he wanted to capture on Super 16mm with this film.

Below, Aronofsky thankfully reveals nothing about the mother! plot, but talks about the genesis of the project and his intentions.

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mother trailer

The newest trailer for Darren Aronofsky‘s horror movie mother! debuted tonight, and it looks like he’s putting another protagonist through the psychological gauntlet. This time it’s Jennifer Lawrence, who plays a seemingly loving wife to Javier Bardem‘s character and becomes increasingly unhinged as more and more people start showing up to their home unannounced. This looks creepy in all the right ways.
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mother! Jennifer Lawrence

The mother! teaser trailer for Darren Aronofsky‘s newest film seemed as cryptic you could get, with garbled, disconnected dialogue playing over a scene of Jennifer Lawrence walking silently through a house. That is, until the last horrifying 10 seconds.

It’s a teaser trailer in the truest sense, offering us nothing to make of the film, except for the fact that it looks disturbing as hell. Bring it on.

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