run Hulu record

Run, the newest film from Searching director Aneesh Chaganty, has already broken a couple of records for Hulu.

A new report says the suspense thriller, which is about the increasingly fraught relationship between a mother (Sarah Paulson) and her teenaged daughter (Kiera Allen), has become the most-watched feature title ever during its opening weekend, taking the crown from the time loop comedy Palm Springs. Find out about a second Run Hulu record below.
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mindhunter season 3

David Fincher‘s serial killer series Mindhunter became one of Netflix’s instant critical hits, but was not enough of a commercial hit to justify a third season. As the future of the series remains in limbo, Fincher, whose new film Mank hits the streaming service soon, has confirmed in a new interview that it is effectively done…for now.

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Sam Rockwell murder mystery

Cinematic murder mysteries are back in style, and Searchlight Pictures has a new one coming up that we’re very excited about.

Sam Rockwell (Jojo Rabbit, Seven Psychopaths), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Little Women), and David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar) have signed on to star in an untitled murder mystery set in the 1950s, with Rockwell and Ronan playing partners trying to solve the crime. Read More »

Run easter eggs

Update: We’ve learned about one more significant cameo in the film. Read about that at the bottom of this article. Our original piece follows.

The filmmakers behind the new suspense thriller Run are no strangers to easter eggs. After all, they threaded an entire alien invasion story through the background of their previous film, Searching. Now co-writer/director Aneesh Chaganty and producer Natalie Qasabian are back with a new suspense thriller starring Kiera Allen and Sarah Paulson as a mother and daughter who have an increasingly fraught relationship as some shocking secrets are revealed.

I spoke with them about their new movie here, and now that the film is streaming on Hulu for all to see, we can share the rest of our spoiler-heavy conversation, which focused on all of the Run easter eggs hidden throughout the story, a few sneaky cameos, and an update on future projects this creative team is involved with – including Searching 2.
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New Pink Panther movie

For a certain generation, the words Pink Panther may unfortunately conjure memories of a couple of bad Steve Martin movies from the mid-2000s. But for those who skipped that theatrical reboot, they may recall a series of mystery movies from 1963 through 1993 that largely starred Dr. Strangelove actor Peter Sellers as the bumbling protagonist, a clueless Chief Inspector named Jacques Clouseau.

Now, after more than a decade after Steve Martin’s 2009 sequel Pink Panther 2 nearly killed the series for good, the Pink Panther franchise is set to continue again in a brand new movie from MGM. Jeff Fowler, who directed this year’s Sonic the Hedgehog film, is set to direct. Get more details below. Read More »

Run interview

Mission: Impossible is Searching director Aneesh Chaganty‘s favorite film franchise, so it’s not a surprise that he uses imagery from that movie to describe the centerpiece action sequence in his newest thriller, Run. In a recent interview, Chaganty told me that one of his movie’s biggest camera moves “was intentionally supposed to evoke the pullout of Tom Cruise on the Burj Khalifa.”

But Mission: Impossible wasn’t on the primary list of cinematic inspirations for this nail-biter of a story about a wheelchair-using teenager (Kiera Allen) who finds herself essentially trapped in her own house by her overbearing mother (Sarah Paulson), who’s harboring a dark secret. Read on to learn which films directly inspired this suspenseful yarn (our full review calls it “relentless” and “tense as hell”), and hear from Chaganty and producer Natalie Qasabian about the biggest challenges to mounting this production, storyboarding the entire film, and more. Read More »

Flight Attendant pilot

After more than a decade of playing the girl next door on the mega-popular sitcom The Big Bang TheoryKaley Cuoco is taking to the skies in a new thriller series for HBO Max. In The Flight Attendant, she plays a hard-drinking flight attendant who flies to Thailand, lives it up with a handsome traveler (Game of ThronesMichiel Huisman), blacks out, and then wakes up to discover that he’s been murdered. And that’s all in the first ten or so minutes.

The streaming service has made The Flight Attendant pilot (ah, wordplay!) available to stream on YouTube in advance of the series premiere later this month, and you can watch the entire first episode below. Read More »

Dial M For Murder TV

I once suggested that Hollywood should remake Dial M For Murder, playwright Frederick Knott’s dynamite stage play which was famously adapted into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954. Three years later, my suggestion is finally being heeded: a remake is being developed for television, with Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander executive producing and potentially starring in the project. Read More »

Interrogation canceled

*Grabs you by the lapels, slams you down into a chair, shines a bright light in your eyes*

So, where were you on November 4, 2020? At home, huh? A likely story. Got an alibi for that? We got a tip that someone canceled the CBS All Access series Interrogation on that day. You wouldn’t happen to know anything about that, would you? No? Well, I guess we’ll see about that. I’m going to go get something to eat from the vending machine – you sit in here for a while and think it over. Read More »

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Clint Mansell interview

For more than twenty years, Clint Mansell has created beautiful and artistically daring scores for a wide variety of films. His work on Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream remains one of the most haunting scores of this millennium, and his other credits – from Moon to Stoker to The Fountain and Black Swan – represent a depth and sophistication that’s rare in an era in which many scores are little more than background noise.

Mansell previously collaborated with director Ben Wheatley on High-Rise, and now he’s re-teamed with the filmmaker for Rebecca, a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic romance novel. His score is one of the best parts of the entire film: it captures the unease of Lily James’ main character and builds a moody, occasionally eerie foundation for the mysteries of the story. We spoke with Mansell about creating new music in the shadow of Alfred Hitchcock’s Best Picture-winning 1940 adaptation, using “the devil’s instrument” as part of the score, how he infuses music with emotion, and more.

We’re also happy to premiere a full track from Mansell’s Rebecca score, so immerse yourself in a spooky atmosphere while reading the interview by pressing play below. Read More »