Last year, Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell hit theaters and became mired in controversy for the way it depicted a journalist, played by Olivia Wilde. While the film didn’t do very well at the box office, it did receive some praise – and even earned co-star Kathy Bates an Oscar nomination. Now, the series Manhunt will also take a crack at the Richard Jewell story with Manhunt: Deadly Games. While the Eastwood film kept its focus primarily on Jewell, Deadly Games is expanding its reach and focus. Watch the Manhunt: Deadly Games trailer below.
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Bathed in blood and gore, and unrelentingly aggressive, Brandon Cronenberg‘s Possessor is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. It is a singular work – one so ghastly, so unique, and so brutal that it will awe some and disgust others. It is a film about extinguishing humanity and embracing savagery. The philosophy of Possessor is one of carnage. Of cutting ties with the things that make you human, and reverting back to the predator within.
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Adam Driver hosted Saturday Night Live for the third time this weekend, and the result was one of the best episodes of the season. Not only did it feature the return of Kylo Ren, but it had some truly weird and hilarious sketches that Adam Driver committed too 100%. He’s one of those dramatic actors who has equally as good comedic timing, and this episode lets him shine.
Check out the best and worst sketches from the Adam Driver hosted Saturday Night Live below.
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No mere biopic, Shirley is a haunting portrait of author Shirley Jackson, telling a tale that didn’t actually happen. This is a fictional biography, and yet every moment rings true. Director Josephine Decker and screenwriter Sarah Gubbins have captured Jackson’s literary voice, while Elisabeth Moss has captured the late author’s very essence itself. Moss is so good here it’s scary, playing Jackson as a raging, neurotic mess prone to fits of crippling depression and bursts of brilliance. She’s a force to be reckoned with.
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Continuing the march towards the Academy Awards, director Sam Mendes won another key award for his work on the war drama 1917, making it likely that he’ll end up with a little golden man when the Oscars winners are unveiled next month. The Director’s Guild of America announced the winners of their annual awards, and Mendes took home the top prize for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. But it wasn’t the only award the 1917 earned this weekend. Read More »
It’s been a long road for the Uncharted video game franchise to make it to the big screen. Sony has gone through several directors, the most recently departed being Travis Knight, who had just replaced Dan Trachtenberg. Last we heard, Venom director Ruben Fleischer was being eyed to take over the production, but it looks like Sony Pictures doesn’t think they’ll meet the previous set release date of December 18, 2020. The studio has pushed the movie back to spring 2021, bumping their gestating Masters of the Universe movie off the release calendar. Find out more below. Read More »
Almost 20 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 claimed nearly 3,000 lives, director Sara Colangelo’s Worth attempts to project some humanity back onto that statistic. The whole movie revolves around a central question: how much is a human life worth? In this true story, Michael Keaton and Amy Ryan star as a pair of lawyers who take the unenviable job of calculating a dollar amount for every victim of those tragic events. Read More »
Dominic Cooke’s Ironbark is a sturdy, Dad-core period thriller destined to impress fathers everywhere.
As the Cold War rages in the early 1960s, Soviet and American relations are so tense that the U.S. can’t risk sending an agent to make contact with a spy inside the Russian government. So the American and British governments team up to recruit a typical English businessman named Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) to make contact for them, all in the hopes of preventing all-out nuclear war. Read More »
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Sonic the Hedgehog arrives in theaters next month, and with it comes a rap theme song from Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child. If you’re getting old, most of those names don’t make any sense, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the 16-bit-styled music video that takes all of those rappers and puts them into Sonic’s video game world. They don’t make music videos for movies like this very often, and even if you don’t like the song, the visuals are still fun. So check out the Sonic the Hedgehog music video below. Read More »
Jump scares get a bad rap, primarily because filmmakers use them in cheap ways. The worst kind of jump scare – the kind that deserves scorn – are of the fake-out variety. As in: someone opens a closet door and a cat jumps out, or a completely harmless person suddenly pops into frame and the soundtrack blares for a second. These types of jump scares can hit the bricks. But there are good jump scares. These are the ones designed to startle and shake you with genuinely scary moments, not faux distractions. David Bruckner‘s The Night House is full of several of these genuine jump scares – and boy oh boy are they effective. Read More »