on the rocks movie

On the Rocks is the long-awaited feature reunion between Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray. With Coppola’s Lost in Translation, Murray seemed to reach a turning point in his career. After years of appearing in one comedy flop after another, he proved he had some serious dramatic chops under Coppola’s direction. And while the two got together again for the Netflix holiday special A Very Murray ChristmasOn the Rocks is their first feature film together in 17 years.

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The Green Knight roleplaying game

When exactly will audiences have the chance to see The Green Knight, director David Lowery‘s (Pete’s Dragon, A Ghost Story) cinematic reimagining of the Arthurian legend? The movie was removed from the release calendar at the end of April, and a week later, Lowery himself was saying that “no one knows” when it will see the light of day. But a press release from distributor A24 promoting a new The Green Knight roleplaying game (we’ll get to that in a second) seems to hint that the indie distributor is still holding out hope for a theatrical release. Get the details on that and the new game below. Read More »

first cow trailer

Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow opens with a quote from Romantic poet William Blake: “The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” In Blake’s estimation, these are the active creations of each species – as well as their homes and resting places. Humans take refuge in each other through the creation of social connection and affinity. It is natural.

How fitting that Reichardt should choose to amplify this worldview in her latest film given how her films argue that we are communal, collective creatures at heart – and much of our misery stems from the presumption that we can survive without the support of others. Her Oregon-set oeuvre has largely made this case by depicting the intimate tragedies of people who experience the pitfalls of a society that places a premium on self-sufficiency. First Cow, on the other hand, points toward a positive alternative where people can succeed not at the expense of others but in cooperation with them. Her statement is all the more potent given the genre conventions in which the film largely operates: the Western.

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saint maud release date

Saint Maud is doomed for release date purgatory. A24 has pulled its religious horror movie from release once again, postponing the theatrical Saint Maud release date indefinitely after pushing it from its initial April release date for July 17.

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midsommar director's cut blu-ray

Ari Aster‘s Midsommar was already long to begin with, but the director’s cut clocks in at a whopping 171 minutes. While the director’s cut was previously screened in select theaters and has been available to purchase digitally, it hasn’t been made available on Blu-ray in the U.S. – until now. A24 is releasing a special edition Midsommar director’s cut on 4K in July, complete with new artwork and a written foreword by none other than Martin Scorsese.

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first cow digital release

Before the coronavirus changed everything, Kelly Reichardt‘s First Cow was generating great buzz from film fans. After a successful festival run, A24 released the movie to theaters March 6, 2020. But by the end of March,  movie theaters were shutting down, and A24 pulled First Cow, with promises to re-release it theatrically when things were back to normal. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like things will be back to normal anytime soon, and as a result, A24 will now release First Cow on digital next week.

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sharper

Apple and A24 are uniting for Sharper, a new film starring Julianne MooreSharper follows a con artist, which comes from writers Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. There’s really not a whole lot to go on here – no director, no synopsis, no clue as to what type of film this is going to be. But this is just the latest title in the Apple/A24 partnership – a partnership that also includes Sofia Coppola’s On The Rocks and The Sky is Everywhere.

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saint maud release date

The release-date shuffle continues! At one point, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet had July 17 locked-down as a release date, with everyone and their mother trying to tout the film as the big movie theater comeback event of the summer. Then Warner Bros. moved Tenet to July 31, along with shuffling several other titles to later dates. Now that July 17 is free game, other studios are taking their chances: A24 has moved the delayed Saint Maud to that date, and Sony has done the same with their rom-com The Broken Hearts Gallery. The big question is: will anyone go see them with the coronavirus still lurking around?

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Safdie Brothers HBO

Josh and Benny Safdie, the writer/directors behind anxiety-inducing indie thrillers like Good Time and Uncut Gems, are heading to premium cable. The duo and their Elara Pictures production shingle have set up a two year first look deal with HBO, and A24 – the company that produced and distributed their two biggest movies – is also involved. Read more about the new Safdie Brothers HBO deal below. Read More »

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green knight release

Up until last week, A24’s new David Lowery film The Green Knight was still on the schedule to hit theaters on May 29. That seemed very unlikely, what with the majority of movie theaters still closed, and sure enough, The Green Knight‘s release date is now being listed as TBA. So what now? Does A24 wait for the all-clear to drop The Green Knight into theaters? Or will they give us the fantasy epic on VOD? According to Lowery, “no one knows” the answer at the moment.

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