What happens when a secret shared among a group begins eating away at one of its members? We’re about to find out in the second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies, which brings back The Monterey Five – Madeline Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman), Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley), Renata Klein (Laura Dern), and Bonnie Carlson (Zoe Kravitz) – as they grapple with their actions in the season one finale. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »
Big news for big fans of Big Little Lies. Nicole Kidman is reuniting with key members of the team behind HBO’s Emmy-winning serie sto adapt the latest novel from Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. Kidman is executive producing and starring in a Nine Perfect Strangers series, which has just been picked up for a series order from Hulu. Read More »
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, a professional movie poster designer compares and contrasts the movie posters of remakes with the posters from the original films. Plus, The Hollywood Reporter hosts another awards season roundtable discussion, this time with actresses like Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Regina King, and more. And Tidying Up host Marie Kondo tries to clean up Ellen Degeneres‘ office. Read More »
Few directors today make genre movies as intimate Karyn Kusama. The director of The Invitation, Girl Fight, and Jennifer’s Body gets real up close and personal to her characters, especially the protagonist of her latest film, Destroyer. Detective Erin Bell — a bulldozer of a character played by Nicole Kidman — is not a character you can take your eyes away from.
The character originated from the co-writers of The Invitation, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Like that party-in-the-hills-gone-terribly-wrong horror story, the screenwriting duo and Kusama tell a complex story gracefully with Destroyer, which is an equally dense crime story and character story. Recently, we discussed Kidman’s performance as Bell, shooting in Los Angeles, corrupt cop movies, and more with Karyn Kusama.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 by Britt Hayes
‘Tis the season for Grinches and Gremlins, for leg lamps and Clark Griswold, and for the annual debate over the quality (or lack thereof) of Love, Actually – an argument that has grown more boring (and annoying) than the annual declaration that Die Hard is actually a Christmas movie. But in this house, ’tis the season for Stanley Kubrick; be it the wintry and claustrophobic familial terror of The Shining, or the harrowing yuletide sex odyssey taken by Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut. Kubrick’s final film hardly needs justification for its place in the Christmas movie canon (many others have successfully argued for this classification). What could – and will – be argued, however, is that Eyes Wide Shut is the best Christmas movie of our lifetime. Read More »
A quick, intense Destroyer trailer has arrived just before the holidays. Karyn Kusama directs Nicole Kidman in this riveting, twisty thriller about a cop at the end of her rope trying to solve a crime while reconciling with her past. It’s one of the year’s best films, featuring Kidman giving a performance unlike any she’s delivered before. Watch the Destroyer trailer below.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
Aquaman is about to splash into theaters in just a few days, but a clip from the movie has emerged that hardcore fans may want to see early. It’s a fight scene involving Nicole Kidman‘s Queen Atlanna, and it takes place all in one long continuous shot. Most “oners” find ways to stitch multiple takes together in post-production, but not this one – director James Wan told us it was actually done in one shot, and you can read him talk about the difficulty of executing it below. Read More »
Aquaman is a movie that shouldn’t work. You’ve got Nicole Kidman eating a live goldfish in one scene, and an octopus playing the bongos in another — plus an absurd number of men sticking their heads down toilets (actually it’s just once, but it feels like a bit that goes on forever). And yet James Wan’s aquatic comic book movie is a total blast to watch.
On the heels of his scene-stealing introduction in last year’s Justice League, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman finally gets his own solo outing in an epic, sprawling adventure that is more than a match for his wild surfer bro superhero that spawned so many memes. Wan has managed to build an entire movie around Momoa’s laid-back hyper-masculine persona and uses it as a launchpad to create a staggeringly ambitious, visually overwhelming movie that crashes into you like a tidal wave.
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The final Aquaman trailer is here, and it’s suitably epic. Moving at lightning speed, this trailer gives us the most in-depth look at James Wan‘s superhero film yet, filling in backstory, giving us more Willem Dafoe than any previous trailer, and letting Nicole Kidman kick some ass. Will this be enough to seal the deal and net audiences? Watch the final Aquaman trailer below and decide for yourself.
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Dive down under the (special-effects created) sea in a new Aquaman featurette. Here, director James Wan takes us through several of the fantastical underwater worlds the film is set in. The running theme here, from Wan and the cast, is that Aquaman is going to take audiences to places they’ve never been before. Big, bold and strange are the three elements the superhero film seems to be going for. Watch the Aqauman featurette below.
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