James Schamus, the former head of Focus Features and writer of films like The Ice Storm and Lust, Caution, has found his next directing project: College Republicans, a script which topped the Black List a decade ago but has taken on new significance thanks to the corruption in the Republican party that’s played out over the past few years. Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) are set to star. Read More »
Sex Education, Netflix’s buzzy British comedy that takes a surprisingly honest look at teenage sexuality, is officially coming back for a second season. The streaming service says that over 40 million households watched the entire first season in its first four weeks, and today Netflix announced its renewal in a new video, which you can watch below. Read More »
Remember Charlie Bartlett, the 2007 high school movie that starred Anton Yelchin as a teen therapist who dishes out advice and prescription drugs to become popular? The new eight-episode Netflix series Sex Education seems to be a sort of British riff on that film, with Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game, Hugo) playing a kid who offers sex therapy to his classmates in order to gain social status at his own school. Check out the first trailer below. Read More »
To save you the trouble of clicking on multiple pages, we’ve compiled a whole bunch of trailers in on convenient location via a new trailer round-up. You’re welcome. Here we have Kelsey Grammer vs. spiders with 7 Guardians of the Tomb, the documentaries Genesis 2.0 and Do You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?, the World War I drama Journey’s End, and the U.K. comedy Finding Your Feet.
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The Space Between Us, the teen sci-fi romance starring Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson, was originally scheduled to come out last month, but it got pushed back to this February. The fish-out-of-water story sends a Martian, a teenager who was born on Mars, to Earth for the first time, where he’ll look for his father with a little assistance from an Earthling friend.
Below, watch the very earnest new trailer for The Space Between Us.
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Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
On paper, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children sounds like a perfect combination of talent, material, and timing. It’s essentially an X-Men movie, in keeping with the current craze for superhero films, but one with a fanciful gothic vibe. It is directed by the master of fanciful gothic vibes, Tim Burton — who knows a thing or two about superheroes and big-budget blockbusters already. It’s led by the living Tim Burton drawings Eva Green and Asa Butterfield. Oh, and it’s based on a bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs.
In short, it has all the makings of a big hit that brings some much-needed quirkiness back to the multiplex. So why, then, does it all feel so… uninspired? So familiar? So not-very-peculiar? Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
Asa Butterfield plays a Martian in The Space Between Us, but not the kind with slimy green skin and giant jet-black eyes. He’s a human, just one that happens to have been born on Mars. His mother was an astronaut, you see, and didn’t realize she was even pregnant until after she’d already set out as part of a mission to colonize the red planet. So Gardner becomes the first baby born there, and grows up in a tiny settlement consisting of just 15 people.
Gardner does have one lifeline to Earth, though — an online friend named Tulsa (Britt Robertson), who lives in Colorado. He sets out to visit her on Earth, and enlists her in a quest to learn more about where he came from. It’s part The Martian and part John Green, and if you’re in the mood for an earnest coming-of-age romance with a bit of sci-fi flair, it just might hit the spot.
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It’s been a few years since we’ve gotten Tim Burton‘s traditional weirdness on the big screen. The last time the director was at the helm of a film, it was the biographical drama Big Eyes. Before that, Burton delivered a double dose of his signature goofy gothic style with the lackluster Dark Shadows, and the solid stop-motion animated Frankenweenie. Now he’s back to bringing a new band of misfits to theaters with his latest project.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is based on the novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs with a story following a boy named Jake (Asa Butterfield) who discovers a mysterious orphanage populated by kids who have strange powers and abilities. However, as soon as he becomes comfortable in this odd place, he learns it may be in danger from hidden enemies who are hunting these kids for their powers.
Watch a new extended Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children TV spot after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
The last time Tim Burton and Eva Green teamed up, we got the fairly awful Dark Shadows adaptation. To be sure, the film’s failures weren’t Green’s fault — indeed, she was one of the few bright spots in it. Still, here’s hoping their new collaboration will turn out better.
Based on the bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children stars Asa Butterfield as a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers a hidden refuge for “peculiars” — people with extraordinary powers. As he gets to know the ins and outs of this secret world, he realizes they’re all in danger, and that he’s the only one who can save them. Watch the new Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
Neither critics nor audiences much cared for X-Men: Apocalypse, the eighth entry in 20th Century Fox’s long-running comic book franchise. It drew tepid reviews and flabby box office, and is generally regarded as a disappointment. But maybe the studio’s other big superpowered team-up, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, will have better luck.
Directed by Tim Burton and based on the bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs, the story concerns a young man (actual Tim Burton character Asa Butterfield) who stumbles across a hidden home for children with extraordinary abilities.
You know, kind of like the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, only more British, more retro, and more Tim Burton-y. Or maybe that makes it more like Harry Potter‘s Hogwarts? In any case, it’s time to meet the residents. A batch of new Miss Peregrine character posters have just been revealed, and you can check them out after the jump. Read More »