Showtime Cinema Toast Series

There are a lot of new movies and TV shows inspired by the coronavirus pandemic coming down the pipeline. Thankfully, there are still plenty of ideas being generated as a result of the pandemic without shining more of a light on COVID-19, and Showtime has picked one of them up in the form of a new anthology series called Cinema Toast.

Created by Jeff Baena (Horse Girl, The Little Hours) and produced by Mark & Jay Duplass (Room 104, The Overnight), Cinema Toast will take footage from old movies in the public domain and re-contextualize them into new stories through editing and voice dubbing, including the voices of Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Fred Armisen, John Early, Christina Ricci, Megan Mullally, Chloe Fineman and Christopher Meloni. Read More »

Peter Pan and Wendy Production

Disney has officially begun shooting Peter Pan and Wendy, another adaptation of the classic fantasy tale written by J.M. Barrie. With inspiration from the 1953 animated adaptation from Disney, director David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon) is at the helm of this new take on the old favorite with Jude Law playing the dastardly Captain Hook. Read More »

We're All Going to the World's Fair review

Jane Schoenbrun‘s intimate narrative debut We’re All Going to the World’s Fair opens with an eight minute unbroken shot that immediately pulls you in. Alone in her bedroom, a high school girl named Casey (Anna Cobb, in her film debut) records a video of herself uttering the same phrase three times, pricking her finger with a pin, smearing blood across her computer screen, and pressing play on a video which bathes her in rapidly changing colors.

That’s the price of admission to enter a massive multiplayer online role playing game called The World’s Fair, which is described as “the Internet’s scariest online horror game” and said to incite physical transformations in those who play it. The rest of the movie (which is executive produced by A Ghost Story director David Lowery) is about Casey documenting and coming to terms with those changes – many of which serve as a metaphor about what it can feel like to experience gender dysmorphia.
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the green knight release date

If you were holding out hope that A24 would just finally give in and release The Green Knight on VOD soon, I’m sorry to tell you that’s not happening. But here’s the good news: the film has a new release date – next summer. And for now, the plan is to release the Dev Patel pic in theaters, not on VOD. The David Lowery-directed movie was originally supposed to open May 29, 2020, but that obviously didn’t happen. Since then, we’ve all been waiting to see what A24 would do, and now we know.

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Peter Pan and Wendy Cast Yara Shahidi

Peter Pan and Wendy, the latest attempt from Disney to turn one of their animated classics into a live-action title, has found its Tinker Bell. Yara Shahidi, whose credits include SaltThe Sun is Also a StarBlack-ish, and Grown-ish, will play the fairy who follows Peter Pan around and (traditionally) gets crazy jealous when Peter brings Wendy to Never Land. Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson are playing Peter and Wendy, while Jude Law is Captain Hook. David Lowery directs.

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The Green Knight roleplaying game

When exactly will audiences have the chance to see The Green Knight, director David Lowery‘s (Pete’s Dragon, A Ghost Story) cinematic reimagining of the Arthurian legend? The movie was removed from the release calendar at the end of April, and a week later, Lowery himself was saying that “no one knows” when it will see the light of day. But a press release from distributor A24 promoting a new The Green Knight roleplaying game (we’ll get to that in a second) seems to hint that the indie distributor is still holding out hope for a theatrical release. Get the details on that and the new game below. Read More »

green knight release

Up until last week, A24’s new David Lowery film The Green Knight was still on the schedule to hit theaters on May 29. That seemed very unlikely, what with the majority of movie theaters still closed, and sure enough, The Green Knight‘s release date is now being listed as TBA. So what now? Does A24 wait for the all-clear to drop The Green Knight into theaters? Or will they give us the fantasy epic on VOD? According to Lowery, “no one knows” the answer at the moment.

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the green knight trailer

David Lowery takes on part of the Arthurian legend with The Green Knight, a medieval fantasy film coming from A24. Dev Patel is Sir Gawain, “King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic green-skinned stranger.” Since this is a David Lowery film, you can bet it’s not going to be your typical fantasy epic. And that’s exciting. Check out The Green Knight trailer below.

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green knight

A year after teaming up for his 2017 drama A Ghost Story, David Lowery is working with A24 again to adapt an Arthurian fantasy epic. The Old Man & The Gun director will be helming a retelling of the Arthurian epic poem, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” in a film simply titled Green Knight.

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explorers tv series

Here’s a story that sounds like a grab-bag of random words all thrust together: Cary Fukunaga, the filmmaker behind Netflix’s Maniac, and David Lowery, the director of A Ghost Story and Pete’s Dragon, are teaming-up to turn the 1985 Joe Dante film Explores into a TV series. The original film featured Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix in their youths, playing kids who blast off into outer space and encounter some rubbery looking aliens. Fukunaga and Lowery plan to write the script for the Explorers TV series together.

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