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Father of the Bride Reboot with Latinx Family

The Father of the Bride dam has been broken! Hot on the heels of the teaser trailer for the upcoming Father of the Bride reunion special from Netflix, a new report indicates Warner Bros. is working on a Father of the Bride reboot that will feature a Latinx family at the center of the story. Read More »

creepshow halloween special

If you’re jonesing for some new Creepshow and can’t wait until season 2, Shudder has you covered. An animated Creepshow Halloween special will air on the horror streaming service this October, bringing stories by Stephen King and son Joe Hill to life with the voice talents of Kiefer Sutherland and Joey KingCreepshow TV series creator Greg Nicotero directs.

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Limbo Review

Frank Zappa famously said “there is no Hell, there is only France.” If that’s true, there’s a strong case to be made that a bleak island off the Scottish coast may well be the perfect place to host purgatory. In Limbo, Ben Sharrokck’s dramedy about life as an asylum seeker, we get to spend time in this state between the horror of what’s been left behind and the interminable wait for what’s yet to come.

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the queen's gambit trailer

Genius comes at a cost for Anya Taylor-Joy‘s chess champion in The Queen’s Gambit, and that cost comes with lots of pills and booze. Taylor-Joy stars as a chess master who breaks into the male-dominated world of competitive chess, but learns that there’s a thin line between genius and madness. Watch The Queen’s Gambit trailer below.

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Zack Snyder's Justice League DC FanDome Panel

Even though Zack Snyder‘s cut of Justice League wasn’t supposed to undergo any reshoots with the film’s primary superhero cast, yesterday brought news that the director was going to round up some of the stars to shoot new footage after all. Though originally the director’s cut of the DC Comics superhero ensemble was reported to only cost around $20-30 million, with a majority of that involving new visual effects, a new report indicates that the reshoots have raised the budget to around $70 million. Yikes. Read More »

The Father Review

One of the main joys of film festivals is to go into a film knowing as little as possible, guided by the hopes that the programmers have selected something worthy of your time. I’d missed Florian Zeller’s film The Father at its Sundance premiere, conflating it with another film about an ailing old-man as one of several dramas I skipped in order to focus on that fest’s remarkable doc slate. At TIFF I was allowed to finally dig into this movie, and it’s immediately become one of my favourite of this wild and troubled year.

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nightstream films

Nightstream, the online horror festival that brings together Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, Overlook, and Popcorn Frights, has announced its film lineup as well as its special events. The fest will serve as the world premiere of Run, starring Sarah Paulson. The four-day festival includes a line-up of feature films selected by all five festival programming teams, alongside eighteen distinct short blocks and an impressive slate of events, panels, and masterclasses, including conversations with filmmakers Nia DaCosta on Candyman and Mary Harron for the 20th anniversary of American Psycho, as well as Beck/Woods, the screenwriting team behind A Quiet Place. The festival runs from October 8 through 11.

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on the rocks review

Bill Murray has become a kind of celebrity urban legend. He’s been known to crash weddings, join strangers’ karaoke sessions, or spontaneously begin bartending — building up a reputation as a sort of impish fairy man who will suddenly appear to give life-changing advice before flitting off to inject a little magic into the life of the next lost soul. It’s one of those fun Hollywood myths that might ring a little true, and it’s a persona that director Sofia Coppola taps into in her reunion with her Lost in Translation star with On the Rocks, a frothy father-daughter caper in which Murray plays an only slightly exaggerated version of himself.

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Father of the Bride Part 3 Teaser

Just yesterday, we learned that there was some kind of Father of the Bride reunion special coming from Netflix on Friday, September 25. Now there’s an official teaser for the return of the Banks family, and in addition to giving it the non-committal title of Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish), it confirms that Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, George Newbern, Kieran Culkin, and Martin Short are all coming back. Check it out below. Read More »

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For many, the fall conjures up images of pumpkin spice lattes, flannel shirts, or the return of football. For me, the one constant of the season in recent memory has been the New York Film Festival, which I’ve attended in some form since my final year of college in 2014. As the leaves change and the seasonal weather turns, the best of world cinema has beckoned film lovers indoors to the cinemas at Lincoln Center to stare in wonder at a screen inside a dark room.

Despite fears that the pandemic would break the streak, this year marks my seventh consecutive New York Film Festival – albeit one unlike any other before it. I’ll still be enjoying NYFF from the great indoors, though in 2020, that enclosed space will be my own apartment. This year, the fest is taking their programming digital (and nationwide, to boot) while also hosting select drive-in screenings across three boroughs of New York City. It’s as unconventional as it is improbable, a testament to how artistic institutions have seized this unprecedented moment as an opportunity for experimentation and reimagination.

But being America’s first major pandemic-era film festival was never assured. As festival director Eugene Hernandez told me, none of it was ever a guarantee. But NYFF beat the odds in the nation’s first hotspot, no less, and is currently underway online and across the city. How did the Film at Lincoln Center team pull it off? Hernandez walked me through the festival’s evolution and rebirth, which began even before the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the Big Apple.

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