Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 by Ben Pearson
Maggie Gyllenhaal has been acting for close to 30 years, and in that time she’s worked with an eclectic collection of top tier filmmakers: Spike Jonze, Christopher Nolan, Penny Marshall, Oliver Stone, and more. Now she’s been bitten by the directing bug herself, and is all set to make her directorial debut with a film adaptation of author Elena Ferrante’s novel The Lost Daughter.
Today, we found out who will star in Gyllenhaal’s new movie. Oscar winner Olivia Colman is set to play the lead role, and she’ll be joined by Dakota Johnson (Bad Times at the El Royale), Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose), and Peter Sarsgaard (Green Lantern). Get details about the story below.
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When New Orleans bartender Will (Armie Hammer) picks up a cell phone after some kids leave it in his bar, he innocently answers a few messages – only to discover some truly shocking images on it. Those images begin to take root inside him, and as the new movie Wounds unfolds, Will and his girlfriend (Dakota Johnson) – who also makes the mistake of looking at the violent imagery – get progressively sweatier and much more disturbed. Check out the Wounds trailer below. Read More »
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a movie about a young man with Down syndrome (Zack Gottsagen) who escapes his residential nursing home to follow his dreams of becoming a professional wrestler. As our own Jacob Hall astutely pointed out earlier this year, that might sound like the premise for a movie you might find in 30 Rock, but if the first trailer is any indicator, this actually looks like an uplifting, wonderful indie gem that will steal your heart. Watch The Peanut Butter Falcon trailer below. Read More »
A sweat-drenched, hypnotizing descent into horror, Babak Anvari’s Wounds is full of contradictions. It’s the type of movie that regularly swings from tense to laughable, from serious to ludicrous, from spine-tingling to eye-rolling. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thoroughly entertained as I watched Armie Hammer and Dakota Johnson go off the deep end after discovering a cursed cell phone. Read More »
The weird and wild Suspiria remake is now available on digital, giving you a chance to watch Luca Guadagnino‘s bloody epic from the comfort of your own home. To coincide with the digital release, and the upcoming Blu-ray as well, a new Suspiria remake featurette takes you behind-the-scenes to show you how the movie’s choreographer created the strange and memorable dance sequences.
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Bad Times at the El Royale opened in theaters this fall to muted reception. The film had everything going for it: a star-studded cast including Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, and Cynthia Erivo, a rising director following up his acclaimed debut feature, a seedy neo-noir thriller premise. But audiences didn’t check in for Drew Goddard‘s Bad Times at the El Royale.
Now, before we could finish unpacking why this movie fizzled, Bad Times at the El Royale is making its way to home video. With a digital release already out, 20th Century Fox advertises the upcoming Blu-ray release with an extended Bad Times at the El Royale clip.
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Luca Guadagnino‘s Suspiria is now playing, thrilling some audiences while leaving others very confused at what the hell they just watched. Guadagnino’s remake strays drastically from Dario Argento’s original, concluding in a shocking, surprising way. Dakota Johnson, who stars in the film as Susie, recently offered up a Suspiria ending explanation, should that be something you’re looking for.
As you might expect, major spoilers follow – so turn back now if you haven’t seen Suspiria.
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Could we be witnessing the rise of another iconic director/actor pairing in real time? Director Luca Guadagnino has worked with actress Dakota Johnson twice already with A Bigger Splash and this year’s Suspiria, and now the filmmaker wants Johnson to co-star in his planned sequel to the 2017 indie Call Me By Your Name.
Find out who Johnson would play in the Call Me By Your Name sequel below, and learn how CMBYN star Armie Hammer reacted to the news. Read More »
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Drew Goddard’s Bad Times At The El Royale is Tarantino Lite, but not as an insult. Crooked paths collide in the heart of Lake Tahoe’s hospitality crossroads. Drifters clutch onto secrets – in addition to the hotel’s own chequered history – and that’s expected, but buildup material is often more exciting than any elongated payoff. For a twisty border-straddling government conspiracy thriller, Goddard plays it a wee bit safe. Maybe another character stereotype or two could have livened the party up? As is, unsavory room renters are mere vessels for Vietnam war rhetoric and an inevitable gyration by virtue of Chris Hemsworth’s always-unbuttoned Abercrombie model look.
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In order to properly understand the overall tone and style of writer/director Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria, one must first address its setting: 1977 Berlin, during which a series of violent events occurred that became known as “The German Autumn.” An insurgent group called the Red Army Faction partook in a series of bombings, kidnappings, assassinations, bank robberies, and shootouts with the local police force. They raged a revolutionary war against the West German government with an anti-fascist and anti-imperialism ideology.
Another notable event in 1977 – Dario Argento released the original Suspiria.
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