The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, take a closer look at the intense opening sequence of A Quiet Place that expertly sets the suspenseful stage and provides exposition mostly through visuals. Plus, a featurette explores the making of the Luke Cage soundtrack and Stephen Colbert manages to connect Lord of the Rings to a Chance the Rapper song. Read More »
Paramount has shuffled several release dates around, so buckle up. The Top Gun 2 release date has been bumped a full year, Terminator 6 has moved up a week, and the untitled Quiet Place Sequel now has an official release date. Oh, and the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has moved up a week as well. See the new release dates below!
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After the massive success of A Quiet Place earlier this year, Sony is likely in a festive mood. The sleeper hit went on to top $300 million at the worldwide box office and now ranks sixth on the all-time list of best-performing horror films. So it’s unsurprising that Sony is turning to A Quiet Place producers Platinum Dunes for yet another horror project. But this time they’re turning that festive mood into literal holiday festivities.
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A Quiet Place is a certified hit. The movie that started off as another possible Cloverfield anthology film turned into one of the biggest successes of the spring. Now that it’s available on home video, an Honest Trailer can dive into every single near soundless frame of the movie that, on one hand, depicts a terrifying dystopian world, but on another, has inadvertently created a father’s paradise for John Krasinski. Because where can you demand quiet all the time, go fishing and keep your kids from watching all your televisions. Read More »
(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)
This week’s physical media round-up brings you two of the best films of 2018 – A Quiet Place and You Were Never Really Here. There’s also the Criterion release of Bowling for Columbine, Arrow Video’s The Addiction, and Shout! Factory’s release of John Carpenter‘s Memoirs of an Invisible Man.
Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.
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Utah native and rising young actor Millicent Simmonds first garnered a tremendous amount of attention last year, starring as the young deaf girl Rose in Todd Haynes’ delicate and melancholy Wonderstruck. The film was a big-screen debut for Simmonds, who is deaf in real life and had been acting on stage for many years prior in Utah.
But it’s her follow-up role as Regan Abbott in director/co-writer/star John Krasinki’s A Quiet Place earlier this year that got her noticed and praised by the world at large for her portrayal of a character who blames her own affliction for the death of a family member in a world where sound-triggered alien monsters attack with lightning speed. The film is especially interesting because the rest of Regan’s family — played by Krasinski, Emily Blunt and Noah Jupe — must adapt in many way to the world of a deaf person in order to be quiet. American Sign Language is the preferred method of communication and colored warning lights are used to warn other family members of impending danger back at the homestead.
The relationship between Krasinski’s father character, Lee, and Regan is strained, and the anxiety, guilt, and shame is expertly expressed by Simmonds, herself a dedicated advocate and activist for the deaf community, especially in the arts. /Film sat down with the 15-year-old actress in Chicago last week to discuss (through a Sign Language interpreter) the nuances of the role of Regan and her hopes for the types of roles she’s offered moving forward in her career. A Quiet Place will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and on various streaming services on Tuesday, July 10.
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While the fresh hellscape that is every day of 2018 brings a new nightmare multiple times a day, the movies this year have provided us some kind of escape. As usual, some of those movies have done it better than others, and that’s why members of the /Film team are counting down their favorite movies of the year at the halfway point of 2018. Now it’s my turn.
In order to qualify for our lists, obviously we had to have seen the movie already, but the movie didn’t have to be released before the midway point of the year. As long a movie has a release date for 2018, it’s eligible. So let’s get down to the wide variety of movies that impressed me enough to make my Top 10 Movies of 2018 So Far, including a #1 pick that will probably stir the pot just a little bit. Read More »
We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, which means outlets (like ourselves) will be publishing a flurry of “best of the year so far” lists and the awards circuit will start to gear up for Oscar season. And while some awards ceremonies are still catching up with last year’s winners, the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society (of which /Film’s Peter Sciretta is a member) has already released their nominees for their mid-season awards.
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The nightmare that is 2018 is almost over! Current events may be terrifying, but movies have been pretty damn good this year. Each day this week, a different member of the /Film team will be counting down his or her favorite films of the year so far, and now it’s my turn. My favorite films this year run the gamut from indie curiosities to films of absolute horror. And just to keep things from being a complete dour-fest, there’s a very nice movie about a very nice bear as well. These are the top 10 movies of 2018 so far, according to Chris Evangelista.
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Earlier this year, the sci-fi horror thriller A Quiet Place took the box office by storm, pulling in nearly $330 million worldwide and garnering praise from critics and audiences alike. The suspenseful film left things a little open-ended for the possibility of a sequel, and not long after the film hit theaters, Paramount Pictures ordered a sequel. The good news is that they’re not rushing the sequel into production.
A Quiet Place producer Andrew Form has been making the press rounds since the movie hits Blu-ray and DVD on July 10 (it’s already available on digital download), and he discussed how the A Quiet Place sequel is coming together so far. Thankfully, the original film’s director and star, John Krasinski, is still involved.
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