antebellum review

There’s a big twist in Antebellum. Those who regard the mere mention of a twist to be itself a spoiler are going to have a lot of trouble with this one, as the twists and turns are baked into the narrative. The film simply wouldn’t exist without them. And while we wouldn’t dream of giving away what those big twists are, it’s safe to say that Antebellum lives or dies by how willing you are to play along with the film’s bag of tricks. Suffice to say, we won’t be giving away any of the film’s twists here – no more so than Antebellum‘s trailers have, at least.

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antebellum clip child

There’s a rule written down somewhere that says if you’re making a horror movie, you really should consider including at least one creepy child. It can be a boy or a girl, but usually, it’s a creepy girl. Antebellum certainly got the memo, because the clip below does indeed feature a creepy little girl. And just to make things extra creepy, she’s wearing old-timey clothes, so you know something is seriously wrong here.

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Antebellum clip

Ever since Antebellum came out of nowhere and surprised us with its first trailer in November, we’ve been eager to find out what exactly is happening in this mysterious new horror film. Now that we’re just under a month away from its newly-slated VOD release, Lionsgate is ramping up the movie’s marketing campaign with a new clip which seems to serve as a meta-commentary about the film’s mysterious premise.
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antebellum release vod

Antebellum, the mysterious horror thriller starring Janelle Monáe, is headed to VOD. The pic was originally supposed to open in theaters in April, but the coronavirus ended up making that impossible. After shuffling the date around a bit, Lionsgate has decided to release the film directly to Premium On-Demand release, debuting on all platforms on September 18.

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Antebellum Trailer

Lionsgate’s horror thriller Antebellum starring Janelle Monáe was originally meant to be released this spring, but the coronavirus pandemic shut down movie theaters everywhere and the studio pushed it back to late this summer. But here we are still dealing with COVID-19, and new theatrical releases are still being delayed, so Lionsgate has now delayed Antebellum again, this time with no new release date set. Read More »

Janelle Monáe Wants to Play Storm

Now that 20th Century Fox falls under the Walt Disney Company banner, the rights to make X-Men movies are squarely in the lap of Marvel Studios. That means the comic book mutants can and will become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point. Whenever that happens, one actress hopes to play one of the key members of the X-Men, and she’s putting that dream out into the universe for everyone to hear.

Janelle Monáe, the chart-topping singer/songwriter who has made a name for herself as an actress by starring in the Oscar-nominated films Hidden Figures and Moonlight, has long dreamed of playing the weather-controlling mutant known as Storm. And she already knows which other Marvel character she’d like to have some screen time with. Read More »

Every Homer Simpson Job

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 look back at every single job Homer Simpson has ever had throughout the many seasons of The Simpsons. Plus, potential dramatic TV actress Emmy contenders like Jennifer Aniston, Zendaya, Reese Withersoon, Janelle Monáe and more sit down for a roundtable discussion for The Hollywood Reporter. And finally, watch a vintage clip of Carl Reiner in his first appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Read More »

antebellum trailer final

Antebellum was already on my must-see list, but after watching this new – and final trailer – I’m even more intrigued. There’s a lot we still don’t know about the horror pic from writer-directors Gerard Bush andChristopher Renz, but all the imagery released so far has been stunning, and this trailer is no exception. In AntebellumJanelle Monáe plays a modern-day woman who suddenly finds herself transported back-in-time to the Antebellum South. Watch the final Antebellum trailer below.

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homecoming season 2 review

In an overstuffed TV landscape, Homecoming season 1 felt like something special. Not only was it engrossing, quickly hooking you with its mysteries, but it also stood out from the crowd thanks to its unique visual style – employing different aspect ratios to better illustrate time differences – and the way it employed music cues from films like All the President’s MenKluteBody Double, and many more. You could argue that it was all nothing more than a gimmick, but it worked exceedingly well.

Then there’s Homecoming season 2, which has itself a new director, a new lead, and, sadly, none of the spark and flair that made the first season so eye-catching. It’s a handsomely mounted season of TV, sure – but it’s lacking in distinction.

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Antebellum Trailer

The high concept horror thriller Antebellum was pushed back by Lionsgate from the initially planned April release due to the closure of movie theaters around the world. But now that business is starting to resume, and movie theaters could possibly be opening in July, the studio has the movie back on track for a release in August, and they’ve unveiled a new trailer. This new glimpse at the movie seems to offer some slight clarification about Janelle Monáe seemingly traveling in time. Read More »