Countless fictional romances have been built around love triangles. But what about a sci-fi romance focusing on a love triangle between a particle physicist, her ex-boyfriend, and a black hole? Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is slated to tackle that story with an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem‘s novel As She Climbed Across the Table, which is set up at Amazon Studios and Chernin Entertainment. Read More »
How do you top a hit holiday movie with two Vanessa Hudgens? Three Vanessa Hudgens! The Princess Switch has got itself a sequel in the form of The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again, which goes exactly like it sounds: Vanessa Hudgens’ adorable former baker Stacy proposes that she switch places with Duchess Margaret again, after the duchess hits a rough patch in her relationship with her boyfriend Kevin (Nick Sagar). But, a twist! A third Vanessa Hudgens lookalike appears to confuse everyone even more in this game of imposter telephone. Watch The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again trailer below.
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Love Life, HBO Max’s romantic anthology series, has found its new lead actor.
William Jackson Harper, who broke out playing neurotic, ethics-obsessed professor Chidi Anagonye in NBC’s excellent The Good Place, will take over as the new central focus in Love Life season 2. Anna Kendrick starred in the first season, and if you didn’t get enough of her in those ten episodes, don’t worry: her character is expected to pop back in on occasion during season 2. Read More »
Hot off her starring role as the second Mrs. de Winter in Netflix’s recent remake of Rebecca, Lily James is lining up a new movie project.
James is set to co-star with Emma Thompson (Late Night, Last Christmas) and Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery) in a new romantic comedy from Working Title called What’s Love Got to Do With It? Here’s what we know so far.
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For such a romantic, Christian Petzold sure likes to keep his audience at arm’s length. The German director of alt-history star-crossed romances like the 2018 stunner Transit ventures into folklore with his latest cosmic romance Undine, a chilly, cryptic film that spends most of its runtime searching for a soul. Whether it finds it finds it or not is up for debate, but there’s no question that Undine is a lush, transporting affair whose enigmatic magic laps at your feet and slowly washes over you.
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A slew of new Netflix Christmas movies hit the streaming service every year, but how about a whole series set around the holiday? Check out the trailer for Dash and Lily, a young adult romance set at Christmastime in New York City, when a budding relationship begins in a most unlikely manner: through the pages of a notebook passed back and forth throughout the city.
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The Movie: They Came Together
Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max
The Pitch: Spoofing seemingly every New York romantic comedy from When Harry Met Sally to You’ve Got Mail, director David Wain, and his frequent comedy cohort Michael Showalter (the guys who brought you Wet Hot American Summer) both make a mockery of and pay tribute to all the tropes of the genre. From the brownstone homes to the holiday gatherings, watch as Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd meet, fall in love, break up, and get back together, all while the comedic style of spoofs like Airplane! and Young Frankenstein keep the laughs coming in fast and fierce.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: They Came Together has the most formulaic and clichéd storyline, but that’s the point. Told in flashbacks, the movie recalls how Molly (Amy Poehler) and Joel (Paul Rudd) came to fall in love, despite the fact that the former owns a little sweet shop that’s about to be put out of business by the latter’s employer, a massive candy conglomerate. Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper listen intently as the couple recount all the details of their complicated relationship, putting the goofiest spin on all the scenes you’ve seen in countless New York romantic comedies before, so much that it’s almost like New York is a character throughout the movie. Read More »
There are plenty of movies that aren’t getting released in theaters this year that audiences are hungry to sink their teeth into. Many of them have been moved to 2021, but this weekend brings the release of a movie that deserves the big screen treatment that has unfortunately been relegated to a small screen debut on premium VOD.
Love and Monsters takes place seven years after a monster apocalypse was unleashed on Earth. After spending years in a bunker with other survivors, a young guy named Joel (Dylan O’Brien) is sick of waiting for things to change, and he decides to head to the surface to reunite with his high school sweetheart Amy (Jessica Henwick), who is in another bunker 80 miles away. There’s just one problem: Joel is far from skilled at surviving, and he has a tendency to freeze whenever a giant monster comes around. See for yourself in the new Love and Monsters trailer below. Read More »
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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 »
Ahead of the its premiere in the U.K. at the close of the BFI London Film Festival, Lionsgate U.K. has debuted a new trailer for Ammonite. The windswept lesbian romance film stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan as a paleontologist and a miserable housewife who strike up a star-crossed romance for the ages. Watch the Ammonite trailer.
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