You’re probably familiar with Werewolf, the party game in which players are secretly assigned a role – either a werewolf or a villager. In between werewolf attacks, the villagers are tasked with sussing out who the werewolves are among the group before they’re all wiped out. That game was adapted into a virtual reality game called Werewolves Within a few years back, and now IFC Films is here with a movie adaptation of that game.
Instead of keeping the game’s old-timey setting of Gallowston, the movie shifts the action to modern day and a small town called Beaverfield, where a forest ranger and a postal worker try to help figure out what type of creature has been attacking the community. Read More »
Stranger Things season 3 premiered in July of 2019, which, thanks to the pandemic completely wrecking the space-time continuum in 2020, somehow feels like it was approximately 9,000 years ago. As we try to get back to some semblance of normality, you may eventually find yourself slowly falling back into your old pre-pandemic routines and wondering, “Hey, when does Stranger Things season 4 come out?” But don’t get your hopes up for trip back to Hawkins this summer, because Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard has indicated that the new season won’t be released until 2022. Read More »
The master of wuxia is taking on the spy genre. Zhang Yimou, whose wuxia masterworks House of Flying Daggers and Hero helped catapult the Chinese martial arts film to the global stage, is back with his first film since 2018’s Shadow, and his first-ever espionage movie. Cliff Walkers is a snowy spy thriller set in the puppet state of Manchukuo in the 1930s and follows four Communist party special agents on a secret mission. Watch the Cliff Walkers trailer below.
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The mysteries of Agatha Christie have enjoyed a resurgence in media in recent years. Murder on the Orient Express hit the big screen a few years back and the sequel Death on the Nile will open at some point, and TV has seen Christie’s stories return with adaptations of And Then There Were None and The ABC Murders. Now Mammoth Screen, BBC Studios, and BritBox in North America are teaming up for another Agatha Christie mystery with a limited series adaptation of the novel Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, which will be written, directed, and executive produced by House star Hugh Laurie. Read More »
The Killers of the Flower Moon cast has added a pair of Grammy-winning singer/songwriters to its ranks. Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson will act in Martin Scorsese’s newest movie, appearing in the cast alongside with big names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Jesse Plemons.
But in case you needed another reason to get excited about this film, Scorsese has also hired the excellent Jack Fisk as the film’s production designer. Some of Fisk’s credits include There Will Be Blood, The New World, and The Revenant. This will be the first time he and the beloved director will be working together.
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We don’t typically write about Hollywood paydays at /Film unless they’re especially huge, but a new report brings word of three new instances which absolutely fit that description. Writer/director Rian Johnson, producer Ram Bergman, and star Daniel Craig are all poised to make $100 million each thanks to the surprising Knives Out sequels deal that Netflix made last week. The deal itself was worth $469 million, but the fact that these three players will receive $100 million each puts them in rarified air in Hollywood history. That’s Robert-Downey-Jr-Avengers-level money. Read More »
Everybody knows everybody in Easttown. The small Pennsylvania setting of the new HBO limited series Mare of Easttown is downright incestuous – everyone is a cousin of a cousin; everyone is on a first-name basis. The people who live there live there for life – there is seemingly no escaping Easttown. Nestled in the center of this cold, hard place is Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet), a detective who is still remembered for her glory days on the high school basketball team. 25 years ago, when Mare was a teenager, she scored a big shot during a big game, and while such a moment would be lost to oblivion in any other locale, in Easttown, it’s still a seminal moment. It seemed to set Mare up for great things.
But now, all these years later, that greatness hasn’t come. Time has merely roughened her up; removed any smooth edges her personality once had and replaced them with jagged, harsh crags.
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CSI is heading back to Sin City. And it’s got a couple of familiar faces to lead the way. Original CSI series stars William Petersen and Jorja Fox are set to return in CSI: Vegas, the latest installment in CBS’ hit forensics procedural series, which takes the franchise back to where it all began.
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Kate Winslet is a one-time high school basketball star turned miserable local police detective in Mare of Easttown, a new HBO series premiering in April. Winslet’s weary, broken cop Mare Sheehan gets tangled up in a murder mystery that unfolds while her own life is coming apart around her. In addition to Winslet, the series features Evan Peters, Guy Pearce, Jean Smart, and more. Watch the Mare of Easttown trailer below.
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File this under “things I didn’t know I needed”: writer/director Rian Johnson (Brick, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) is making a television series called Poker Face, and the show has Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll, Orange is the New Black) on board to star. Peacock has given the show a 10-episode commitment, and in a press release, Johnson refers to the show as “case-of-the-week mystery goodness”. Read more about Poker Face below. Read More »