Clueless director Amy Heckerling is the latest major “get” for Quibi, the short-form streaming platform that’s set to launch early next year. She’ll direct all ten episodes of a new comedy series called Royalties that’s set in the world of music, using the satirical skills she’s sharpened over the course of her career to skewer the music industry. Here’s what we know about the show.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 by Angie Han
The world doesn’t necessarily need another found-footage horror film, but Barry Levinson‘s well-crafted The Bay reminds us why there are so many of them to begin with. The format does precisely what it’s supposed to here, ramping up the dread through the illusion of reality. Combine that with Levinson’s commitment to (relative) plausibility and incisive understanding of human nature, and we’re left with an eco-horror film whose scares linger long after the credits roll.
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Late last year we heard that Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man) was going into production on a low-budget ‘eco-horror’ film that was originally referred to as Isopod. The basic story for what became called The Bay was said to feature “the aftermath of a viral outbreak on the Eastern Seaboard” and it sounded as if the film would be built from a collection of character-filmed footage, emergency reports and other sources. (The Paranormal Activity team of Oren Peli, Steven Schneider and Brian Kavanagh Jones are producing, contributing to the expectation for something pretty low-fi.)
Now there’s a new synopsis for the film, which makes things a little bit more clear. Read More »