When humanity has gone extinct, it’s up to a robot simply called Mother (Rose Byrne) to raise a new generation of people to repopulate the Earth. Her first subject grows into a teenage girl (Clara Rugaard) that adores Mother and believes everything she says — until a mysterious stranger (Hilary Swank) arrives at the bunker where she lives and shakes up her entire existence.
A high-concept apocalyptic sci-fi movie, I Am Mother made waves at the Sundance Film Festival where it was picked up by Netflix for release this summer. Watch the first I Am Mother trailer below.
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It’s been five years since former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart got behind the camera for the first time with the drama Rosewater. Now he’s heading back to the big screen with his sophomore directing effort, and a new cast member is in talks to join the production.
Irresistible already had Steve Carell on board as a slick Democratic strategist who helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, right-wing town in Wisconsin (famously a swing state in presidential elections). Now Rose Byrne has been cast as his political adversary in the film. Read More »
One of the best movies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival now has North American distribution. StudioCanal had already committed to releasing Grant Sputore‘s directorial debut I Am Mother in Australia and New Zealand, but this morning, Netflix swooped in and picked up the distribution rights for North America.
Why should you be excited about I Am Mother? Because it features one of the best robot creations in cinematic history. Learn more about the film below.
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Raised in total isolation by a robot, a young woman’s world is turned upside down when a survivor from the outside bangs on their airlock door one day. What is true? What is real? Is there a difference between the two?
I Am Mother takes a familiar premise and executes it to near-perfection, with first-time feature filmmaker Grant Sputore aided by a fantastic script, a star-making performance from UK actress Clara Rugaard, a strong supporting turn from Hilary Swank, and a brilliantly realized new robot that instantly cements its status in the pantheon of classic genre creations. Put this on your radar – you don’t want to miss it. Read More »
Mark Wahlberg‘s action flick Mile 22 fizzled witch critics and audiences alike, but the actor isn’t done with 2018 yet. He’ll next be seen in Instant Family, a new comedy from Daddy’s Home director Sean Anders. Based on true events from Anders’ own life, Instant Family finds Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as a couple who become foster parents to three children at once. Comedy ensues!. Watch the Instant Family trailer below.
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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 new Avengers: Infinity War visual effects reel shows off sequences from inside Ebony Maw’s ship. Plus, a video essay explores the comedic philosophy of deception master Sacha Baron Cohen, and Juliet Naked co-stars Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd teach each other (and us) Australian and Irish slang respectively. Read More »
The summer of Ethan Hawke continues with Juliet, Naked.
Just three months after he played a morose preacher in First Reformed, Hawke is remind us of how much range he has by stepping back into his romantic-comedy leading man shoes. Hawke stars as an aging rock star who romances Rose Byrne, a woman who finds herself at a crossroads after spontaneously publishing a scathing music review. Read More »
While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is showing no signs of slowing down, the X-Men franchise has been running out of steam. Even though Logan was a huge success, that movie went against the grain of the primary X-Men franchise. Meanwhile, X-Men: Apocalypse was a massive disappointment, and fans have been wondering if producer Simon Kinberg has any tricks left up his sleeve as he steps behind the camera for the first time with the next sequel.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix will adapt an iconic storyline from legendary X-Men comics writer Chris Claremont. And no pressure: it’s only one of the most revered arcs in the long history of the mutant series. This will be the second time the film franchise has attempted to bring it to life on the big screen after X-Men: The Last Stand poorly adapted the storyline, but Claremont doesn’t see that as a problem. In fact, he hopes that this will be the X-Men movie that gives the Avengers a run for their money. Read More »
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If there’s one popular writer who knows his way around stories of shaky romance and an almost unhealthy obsession with music, it’s Nick Hornby. So it should come as no surprise that Juliet, Naked – the latest film adaptation from the author of the source material behind High Fidelity and About A Boy – is replete with heartbreak, missed romantic opportunities, longing for connection and more in-depth analysis of music than you could ever want or need. More specifically, the music in question come from fictional ’90s musician Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke), who put out one of the greatest broken-heart records of all time entitled Juliet 25 years earlier, before vanishing from public life. Read More »
If you’ve longed for the day when Domhnall Gleeson does battle with a horde of cartoon animals, you’re in luck! In Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter’s storybook classic comes to life, sort of, in a modern setting. James Corden voices the eponymous rabbit, leading a cast of CGI animals in a film full of pratfalls and sight gags. Watch a new Peter Rabbit trailer below.
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