scott derrickson returning to horror

Before he directed Marvel’s magical hit Doctor Strange in 2016, Scott Derrickson was a well-known name in the horror community, having shot to fame with films like The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister. But it has been four years since Derrickson has directed a horror film and fans had been wondering whether he intended to return to the genre at all. But Derrickson is here to ease their fears: he’s already got a horror movie lined up — after he wraps up Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

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star wars the rise of skywalker twist

The original Star Wars trilogy features one of the biggest cinematic plot twists of all time. And since then, Star Wars has become synonymous with those kind of sudden narrative turns and twists that fans breathlessly speculate about for months before the films hit theaters. So what could director J.J. Abrams and co. have in store for us in the final film of the Skywalker Saga? A whopper of a twist, according to star and No. 1 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker fan Richard E. Grant.

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the grudge trailer

The Grudge is taking its hard “R” rating seriously. Sony has released a gnarly red band trailer for its reboot of The Grudge, which is directed by The Eyes of My Mother filmmaker Nicolas Pesce and stars an impressive cast including Andrea RiseboroughJohn Cho, and Betty Gilpin. But the star of this new red band trailer is none other than horror genre stalwart Lin Shaye, who has become a new-age scream queen in the past decade. Shaye, and of course, Cho’s naked torso, get quite a bit of screen time in the nightmarishly violent new red band trailer. Watch The Grudge trailer below.

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wonder woman trailer breakdown

We were blessed with the first official Wonder Woman 1984 trailer this weekend, and it instantly reminded us of how much we loved Patty Jenkins‘ sincere and aspirational vision of the Princess of Themyscira. Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman, now a longtime citizen of Earth who has been living amongst and saving humans for nearly 70 years. But the colorful ’80s don’t quite inspire the same excitement in her, and Diana finds herself pining for her first and last love: Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). But to her surprise, Steve suddenly comes back to life, and Diana must make sense of his return while dealing with two new villains, the ambitious businessman Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and the powerful Cheetah (Kristen Wiig).

Let’s dive into our Wonder Woman 1984 trailer breakdown.

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his dark materials the daemon-cages review

His Dark Materials gives us our most action-packed episode yet, but one that may not be totally emotionally satisfying to longtime book readers. After ramping up the stakes in last week’s episode, where we saw the horrifying consequences of a child being cut from his daemon, the season-long conflict wraps up a little too neatly in “The Daemon-Cages.

This is the climax, supposedly, of all the child-kidnapping plots, all the intrigue, all the somber exposition about how daemons are the irreplaceable souls of humans beings. And while the majority of the episode’s plot is the stuff of thrilling prison breaks — whispered schemes, snowballing distractions, and lots of crawling through vents — “The Daemon-Cages” is lacking the soul that made the stakes so high on the page. I’m referring to, of course, the noticeable lack of the titular daemons in this episode. The absence of daemons onscreen isn’t a problem with only this episode — the animal-soul companions of the human characters have shown up sporadically throughout the series, usually to flit through the sky or jump on a box before disappearing again — likely as a result of TV budget constraints. But in an episode that hinges on the viewer noticing daemons and knowing of their importance, the absence of onscreen daemons is more deeply felt than ever. Read More »

avenue 5 trailer

Time to set phasers to fun — and to Armando Ianucci‘s perfect brand of comedic chaos. HBO has released a new Avenue 5 trailer starring Hugh Laurie as an inept spaceship captain in the Veep creator’s new comedy. With the new trailer comes an official premiere date for Avenue 5: the space comedy TV series will blast off this coming January.

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the conjuring 3 title

The Conjuring 3 has an official title. And it’s a devilishly good one. New Line has unveiled the title and official synopsis for the long-awaited third film in James Wan‘s Conjuring series, which launched the studio’s highly successful Conjuring Universe of horror films. Find out what The Conjuring 3 title is below.

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Birds of Prey Movie Pitch

Birds of Prey was pitched as an “R-rated girl gang film” led by Harley Quinn, which is still an accurate description of the upcoming comic book movie. In Birds of Prey, directed by Cathy Yan and written by Christina HodsonMargot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn teams up with several other crime-fighting women to take down Black Mask, a crime lord who controls Gotham City.

But there’s more to Birds of Prey than simply empowered girl gangs. With women in front of the screen and behind the screen, Birds of Prey takes on a deeper approach to female-led stories, including the most prominent issue today: the Me Too movement. In an interview with /Film’s Peter Sciretta during a visit to the set of Birds of Prey, Cathy Yan reveals how her pitch evolved to become a Me Too superhero movie.

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Ever since her inception, Harley Quinn has been tied to a man, at some point or another. In her debut in Batman: The Animated Series, she was introduced as the Joker’s henchman and lover, and despite the character’s wild popularity, she’s never really been able to escape that label.

But in Birds of PreyMargot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn finally gets to step out from under the shadow of her “Mistah J.” Newly single and ready to mingle, Harley doesn’t attach herself to a new man, but finds a group of similarly empowered crime-fighting women to build herself a girl gang. And although Harley takes the spotlight in Birds of Prey — which is clear in the subtitle itself, And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn — that girl gang is the core of the the upcoming Warner Bros. comic book movie.

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2020 golden globe nominations

Awards season has officially begun. The 2020 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, kicking off the season of online discourse and film awards campaigning. Tim Allen, Dakota Fanning, and Susan Kelechi Watson revealed the nominations early this morning from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, where critical darlings like Marriage Story, The Irishman, and Joker were solidified as Oscar front-runners thanks to their leading nominations in categories like Best Picture, Best Director, and more.

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