The nasty Austrian horror flick Goodnight Mommy is getting an American remake, and the remake has found its mommy: Naomi Watts. Amazon Studios is producing the remake, with Matt Sobel (Take Me to the River) directing a script from Kyle Warren. Released in 2014, the original film was helmed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, who went on to make the even nastier (and better) horror movie The Lodge. In Goodnight Mommy, twin siblings begin to suspect their mother is not who she says she is.
Posted on Friday, March 5th, 2021 by Jack Giroux
There are certain directors who could easily be a character in one of their own movies. Joe Carnahan is one of those filmmakers. He’s got an energy and personality that would feel right at home in his more fast-talking, adrenaline-fueled movies. Of course, Carnahan starred in his first movie, Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane, and appeared in his bombastic popcorn movie The A-Team, as well as his one night-gone-wrong in Los Angeles film, Stretch.
When you talk to the director, you hear the same voice we hear in his work, including his latest movie, Boss Level. It’s an action movie set in a time loop in which Carnahan gets to kill his latest movie’s producer, Frank Grillo, over and over again. Last year, the director behind Ticker reunited with Grillo for the already-in-the-can, Copshop. Recently, we talked to the filmmaker about his latest movie, both his madcap and dramatic work, streaming, and collaborating with Grillo and, controversially, Mel Gibson.
Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 by Ethan Anderton
Last year, Hulu gave us a charming romance with a time loop twist in the form of Palm Springs, one of our favorite movies of 2020. This year, director Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) is mixing up the time loop formula at Hulu in another way by giving us big, brutal action sequences in Boss Level.
Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Purge: Anarchy) stars in Boss Level as a special forces agent who is being forced to relive the day of his murder over and over again. Sick of being blown up, stabbed, dragged, set on fire, shot and decapitated, he finally gets some outside help in order to survive so he can stop this endless loop of death and save his ex-wife (Naomi Watts). But he’ll have to face Mel Gibson in order to do it. Watch the Boss Level trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 by Chris Evangelista
Joe Carnahan‘s action film Boss Level has been waiting since 2019 for someone to release it, and now Hulu has finally set a date: March 5. The time loop film features Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, and Naomi Watts, and follows a former special forces agent who keeps repeating the same day: the day of his murder. Which means this is less like Groundhog Day, and more like Happy Death Day.
Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2021 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Naomi Watts has had some furry co-stars before, but never one as feathered as this. The Oscar-nominated actress stars in another sun-dappled inspirational true-life story in Penguin Bloom, a movie that is neither about penguins or flowers. Instead, it stars Watts as a paraplegic mother who copes with her new paralysis by befriending a bird. Watch the Penguin Bloom trailer below.
Posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 by Hoai-Tran Bui
The Game of Thrones prequel series is dead, and not the “rising from the grave as mindless wights” kind of dead. The untitled Game of Thrones prequel series produced by Jane Goldman and starring Naomi Watts is officially not moving forward at HBO.
‘The Wolf Hour’ Trailer: Naomi Watts Refuses to Leave Her Apartment In the Wild New York Summer of ’77
Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
The Wolf Hour played at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and even though I was at the fest, I didn’t hear a single thing about it. Indeed, this movie wasn’t on my radar at all – until now. The first trailer for the movie just dropped, and it looks fantastic. Set in New York City during the sweltering summer of 1977 – when a blackout plunged the Big Apple into darkness, and the Son of Sam was stalking the streets – The Wolf Hour has Naomi Watts as an agoraphobic novelist slowly coming unraveled as she hides out in her dingy apartment. Watch The Wolf Hour trailer below.
Posted on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Director Julius Onah took a bit of a critical beating last year with his messy, inert, interconnected side-quel The Cloverfield Paradox, but he seems to have rebounded in a big way with a psychological thriller called Luce. A psychological thriller adapted from an acclaimed play, this movie about a model student who may be hiding a dark secret made its debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and has been scooping up strong reviews ever since. Check out the intriguing new trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Roger Ailes is a name that lives on in infamy, in part because of his creation of the fear-mongering punditry machine that is Fox News, but also because of the sexual assault accusations that ended his career. Now Showtime will give us seven episodes of Ailes’ rise and fall in an upcoming series led by A-list stars including Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller, Seth MacFarlane, Simon McBurney, andAnnabelle Wallis. Watch the new The Loudest Voice trailer below.
Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 by Hoai-Tran Bui
There’s no greater tragedy in the classic Shakespeare plays than the frequent under-serving of their secondary female characters. But Ophelia seeks to remedy that in its reimagining of Hamlet, which tells the tragedy of the Danish prince through the eyes of his doomed lover. Watch the Ophelia trailer below.