Horror movies built around holidays are a time-honored tradition, from Black Christmas to Halloween to My Bloody Valentine, and beyond. But one holiday that is often overlooked in the genre is Thanksgiving, which can lay claim to terrible trash like Thankskilling and not much else. Enter Into the Dark, the Hulu horror anthology series from Blumhouse. The next installment, Pilgrim, is Thanksgiving themed to the max – it even includes killer pilgrims. So if you’ve been hungry for Thanksgiving horror, this might be enough to satiate you. Watch the Into the Dark: Pilgrim trailer below.
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Ethan Hawke and a baby are the only things you need to sell a movie. But Adopt a Highway, Logan Marshall-Green‘s quietly moving directorial debut, goes the extra mile and gives us Ethan Hawke with a very scraggly beard, and a baby. Watch the Adopt a Highway trailer below.
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When I tuned in to last night’s premiere episode of Watchmen, Damon Lindelof‘s sequel/remix of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic graphic novel from the 1980s, I thought I’d be in for equal parts superhero action, mystery, and world-building. But I was not expecting that world-building to begin by whisking audiences back to a real-life American tragedy in which hundreds of black people were killed, businesses were destroyed, and bombs were dropped from the sky.
Judging from the reaction I’ve seen so far, I’m not the only one who didn’t know that Watchmen‘s Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 was a real event. Below, you can learn more about the actual event and how its depiction in the episode came to be.
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Everyone’s talking about Watchmen, and rightfully so. The HBO adaptation of the iconic graphic novel is fantastic and lives up to the hype. It also features a killer score courtesy of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The score will be streaming at some point, but if you want to get your hands on a vinyl release, you’re in luck. The Watchmen soundtrack will be released in three volumes on vinyl, with each release coinciding with a major plot point on the series. In addition to the soundtrack news, you can also check out a link to supplementary material that will fill in the blanks between the Watchmen comic and the new show.
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When Manhattan’s Paris Theatre closed its doors in August, it was a huge loss for the New York movie-going community. The beloved theater was the last prestige single-screen movie house in the city. But while we may not always have Paris, Netflix ensures that we’ll have it for at least a couple more weeks this November. Netflix is setting a Marriage Story theatrical release in New York at the Paris Theatre starting November 6, for a limited run. But while there is no word on whether Netflix intends to keep the theater open, could this mark a future investment for the streaming giant?
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I’ve heard from many a festival-goer that it’s possible to work through the entire New York Film Festival lineup – or at least its premier section, the Main Slate – given how the event spreads out manageably over the course of seventeen days all at Lincoln Center. But with schedule conflicts or lack of interest in certain titles, it’s a feat seldom seen or accomplished. Or, maybe given how gluttonous I feel after having done this myself, people choose not to brag about it if they do manage to pull it off.
While battling fatigue as well as exhaustion, plus countless instances of doubting if this was something I actually wanted to do, I managed to see all 29 films programmed in this year’s NYFF Main Slate. (If you’re the ranking type, I did just that over on Letterboxd.) I learned plenty about myself and some masochistic moviegoing habits after subjecting myself to this marathon of viewing contemporary cinema, but that’s a subject for another piece. It’s impossible to watch this incredible selection of films from across the globe and not have some larger takeaways about trends, patterns and parallels. Here are ten lessons from surveying the Main Slate in its entirety. Read More »
On the October 21, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista for a spoiler-filled conversation about the pilot episode of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen. Read More »
Comedian Mike Birbiglia started performing his one-man show The New One on Broadway last year, and he’s been touring the country with the show for a while now. But if you haven’t been lucky enough to catch his deeply personal and truly unique act, you’ll have a couple more chances to do so. Seeing it on stage might be a little challenging, but soon enough, you’ll be able to see it from the comfort of your couch.
Mike Birbiglia: The New One will be coming to Netflix next month, just in time to enjoy it with your whole family around Thanksgiving. However, if you’re in the Los Angeles area, you’ll have one month to catch the show on stage for the last time in front of a live audience. Read More »
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In case you didn’t hear, tonight brings a new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer during Monday Night Football on ESPN. In fact, Disney and Lucasfilm are making such a big deal out of this that they even have promo commercials advertising the arrival of what they’re calling the final trailer. In those promos are a few seconds of footage from the new trailer, which includes a shot of a massive Resistance fleet, there’s a familiar ship present that may please some fans. Read More »
If you watched the Watchmen premiere last night (and you should’ve, because it was incredible), but have never read the Watchmen comic, one particular scene might have left you puzzled. In involved a quick rainfall of baby squid coming from seemingly nowhere, and it was something the characters on the show are clearly used to. There’s even an alarm system in place and an official squid street clean-up crew. So what’s the deal? If you’ve read the comic, you probably figured it out. But if your knowledge of Watchmen starts and ends with Zack Snyder’s film adaptation, you might be scratching your head. That’s where this post comes in. Below, learn all about the Watchmen squid. Potential spoilers follow.
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