boss of the beach tv series

Darren Aronofsky is going to have to shed his signature scarf to make his next project. The mother! director is developing a TV series with Searchlight Television based on the New York Magazine article “Boss of The Beach,” which recounts the crimes of the boss of New York’s lifeguard corps. Aronofsky landed the rights to the Boss of the Beach TV series after a competitive bidding situation with 10 other bidders.

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jojo rabbit trailer

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Jojo Rabbit

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max

The Pitch: Taika Waititi plays Hitler as an imaginary friend to a young boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis), who feels compelled to be a good little Nazi towards the end of World War II. Unfortunately, he can’t quite measure up to the ruthlessness expected of him. Once the kid discovers that his mother (Sarlett Johansson) has been hiding a teenage Jewish girl in a secret room in their house, his world is turned upside down as he realizes that maybe there’s more to life than trying to please the Führer, both in his imagination and in the the war torn world around him.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: There are so few Nazi comedies out there in the world that you can nearly count them on one hand. So just the mere existence of another one is worth checking out. But Jojo Rabbit isn’t miraculous just for its existence. By turning Nazis into complete buffoons played by the likes of Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, and Stephen Merchant, on top of having a self-described “Polynesian Jew” playing the imaginary version of their precious dictator, Jojo Rabbit is a truly unique cinematic work. Frustratingly more relevant than it should be in the year 2020, this coming-of-age tale takes a stand against prejudice and hate with a poignantly jarring but effective juxtaposition of comedy and tragedy. Read More »

antlers comic-con 2020

Director Scott Cooper and producer Guillermo del Toro got together (virtually) at Comic-Con 2020 to discuss their creepy-looking, and delayed, horror flick Antlers. It’s Cooper’s first foray into the genre, although the director is no stranger to dark movies, having helmed the bleak anti-Western Hostiles. During the panel, Cooper and del Toro discussed how they came up with the film’s Wendigo-inspired monster, and more.

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Personal History of David Copperfield release date

Disney has updated release plans for two of its upcoming titles. The Personal History of David Copperfield will now open in theaters on August 14 while The One and Only Ivan is now headed directly to Disney+ a week later. These are just two more entries in the ever-shifting movie release landscape of 2020, the year that refuses to stop being so extra, as the kids say.

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Ben Schwartz and Sam Rockwell

2020 will go down as an awful year in global history, but if we put the pandemic aside, comedian/actor/writer Ben Schwartz is actually having a pretty solid year career-wise – and it just got even better. Schwartz will write the screenplay for a mysterious new comedy for Disney’s Searchlight Pictures, which he’ll also executive produce and star in alongside Oscar winner Sam Rockwell. Read More »

the grand budapest hotel animated

Wes Anderson‘s 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel is finally joining the Criterion Collection, and with it come a slew of special features befitting the whimsical caper. One of the most exciting features is a set of storyboard animatics narrated by Anderson, turning The Grand Budapest Hotel into a bonafide animated movie.

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the call of the wild on digital

Two more Disney-owned films are getting early digital releases. 20th Century Studios’ Jack London adaptation The Call of the Wild and Searchlight Pictures’ comedy Downhill will both be available to buy digitally in the U.S. starting tomorrow. These two films are the latest to receive early digital releases in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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martin mcdonagh next movie

Three years after he shook up Hollywood and swept Oscar season with his 2017 hit Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, director Martin McDonagh is heading back home for his next film. In more ways than one: The British-Irish director’s next film, which will take place in his native Ireland, will reunite McDonagh with his In Bruges stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. The film will follow two lifelong friends in Ireland whose friendship comes to an abrupt halt.

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the french dispatch poster

Life’s a magazine cover, and all the cast members of Wes Anderson‘s The French Dispatch are merely animated caricatures of themselves. Searchlight Pictures has released a new poster for The French Dispatch, Anderson’s highly anticipated comedy-drama and the first live-action film for the director since 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The poster debut comes a day before the trailer for The French Dispatch is set to hit the internet, and teases the various stories and vignettes of the film, which follows the lives of a staff of a European publication. See the new The French Dispatch poster below.

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Wes Anderson hasn’t directed a live-action feature film since 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, but we only have a few more months until we get to see his next film, The French Dispatch. Searchlight Pictures has unveiled a new poster that includes the official release date and cast list for the movie, which appears to now include a new subtitle. Read More »