silk road

Lionsgate has scooped up crime thriller Silk Road and plans to release it in February of 2021. Directed by Tiller Russell, the pic stars Jason Clarke, Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp, Jimmi Simpson, Katie Aselton, Lexi Rabe, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Daniel Stewart, and Paul Walter Hauser, and follows the creation of a dark web website that sells narcotics. It’s based on a true story, as chronicled in David Kushner’s Rolling Stone essay “Dead End on Silk Road: Internet Crime Kingpin Ross Ulbricht’s Big Fall.”

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the devil all the time review

Sprawling and brutal, The Devil All the Time is not for the impatient or the squeamish. Adapted rather faithfully from Donald Ray Pollock’s novel of the same name, Antonio Campos‘ star-studded Southern gothic tracks a group of sinners through time as they all mill about the unincorporated area known as Knockemstiff, Ohio, leaving a trail of death, sorrow, and regret in their wake. It can be an overwhelmingly bleak film, but there’s a glimmer of hope shining through all that darkness – the hope of escaping the insane world you find yourself stuck in.

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The Devil All The Time Poster

Netflix has a new dramatic thriller coming to their streaming library in September, and the ensemble cast is one of the best they’ve ever had for an original movie. Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Jason Clarke, Riley Keough, and more all star in The Devil All the Time, an adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock‘s book of the same name. The story is described as an explosive Midwestern Gothic tale spanning two decades as sinister characters converge around a young man forced to fight the evil forces that threaten him and everything he loves. The trailer is coming soon, but in the meantime, a new poster touts the fantastic cast in all their seedy Midwestern glory. Read More »

the devil all the time release

Netflix’s star-studded adaptation of the Southern Gothic novel The Devil All the Time now has a release date, and a full cast list to boot. The Antonio Campos-directed flick features Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Riley Keough, and more, telling a non-linear storyline focused on a group of severely damaged people drifting in and out of each other’s harsh lives. It’s bound to get a lot of attention this year.

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Amy Seimetz interview

The new version of Pet Sematary is a little more intimate than the average horror movie. Staying true to the spirit of Stephen King‘s book, there’s about as much drama as horror in Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer new version of the classic story. Especially in the first hour, the filmmakers take their time to make the Creed family a believable unit with both joy and pain in their lives.

Kolsch and Widmyer enlisted exceptional actors to bring these characters to life again, including actor, writer, and filmmaker, Amy Seimetz. Seimetz, who directed Sun Don’t Shine and co-created Starz’s The Girlfriend Experience, first read the book when she was eight years old, so you could say she’s been preparing for this role a long time. Recently, she told us about performing her favorite passage from the book, working with Ridley Scott, and her moving experience at a Childish Gambino concert.

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pet sematary spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Pet Sematary.)

How do you bring Pet Sematary back to life after so many people have grown familiar with its story? Be it through Stephen King‘s classic novel, or Mary Lambert’s 1989 film, audiences tend to know this tale of death and the undead inside and out. In an effort to bring Pet Sematary to a whole new generation, filmmakers Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer have taken great liberties with the source material, crafting a movie that remains true to King’s essential spirit, while also working towards something new. The end result is a highly rewarding creepshow, boasting superior performances, unshakable scares, and a dread-inducing acknowledgment that sometimes, dead is better.

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Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz Pet Sematary Interview

In Pet Sematary, Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz play Louis and Rachel Creed. The married couple uproots their family from Boston to rural Maine, hoping for a little peace and quiet. What they get is constant, abject terror. Clarke and Seimetz both bring a true down-to-earth quality to their characters in the new Stephen King adaptation, making the pair seem like a real married couple going through hell.

I spoke with the actors following the Pet Sematary premiere at SXSW and you can watch our interview below.

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pet sematary review

The best Stephen King adaptations do not adhere rigidly to the author’s text but rather remain true to the general spirit of the work. Think The Shining. Think Misery. Think even the 2017 adaptation of It. These works bear a strong resemblance to the words King used, but also forge their own identities, and tell their own stories – while maintaining the atmosphere King created. Pet Sematary, the latest King adaptation, fits in perfectly with these titles. Directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer take the terror that King forged, and mold it into something fresh, and exciting, and downright horrifying. Pet Sematary is one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever.

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The Devil All the Time Cast new

Netflix’s adaptation of The Devil All the Time already has a stacked (and impressive) cast – but there’s still room for a few more. Haley Bennett, Jason Clarke and Riley Keough are the latest actors to join the Devil All the Time cast, which already features Tom Holland, Mia Wasakowska, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Eliza Scanlen and Sebastian Stan. Based on Donald Ray Pollock’s novel, The Devil All the Time tracks several characters in a serious of disturbing situations spread across Ohio in the 1960s.

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pet sematary plot change

Fans of Pet Sematary were surprised when the most recent trailer for the upcoming remake revealed a major plot change. Some people (like me!) were fine with it, but others felt it diverged too sharply from Stephen King‘s source material. But what about King himself? What does the Master of Horror think about such a departure? According to Pet Sematary star Jason Clarke, King is a-okay with the Pet Sematary plot change, which is a bit surprising, since King has spent the last 39 years complaining about the source material changes from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

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