Hope review

Scandinavians know how to draw out operatic misery from quotidian life, and Hope, filmmaker Maria Sødahl’s masterful take on a couple in crisis, illustrates just how effective delving into the misery of brokenness can be. Read More »

Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune cast can’t stop heaping tons of praise on the director. The latest actor to put in his two cents about the acclaimed filmmaker is Stellan Skarsgard, who promised that Villeneuve is being given almost complete creative freedom on the film by Legendary and Warner Bros., and also took the chance to tease some (vague) details.

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chernobyl review

Creator Craig Mazin and director Johan Renck hold a magnifying glass up to one of the worst nuclear disasters in history with Chernobyl. Most adults are aware of the disaster, and likely know the basics. But Chernobyl digs beneath the radiated earth, pulling up alarming truths that often come across as depressingly timely.

Because Chernobyl isn’t just about a disaster on a technical level. It’s about how the stubbornness and willful ignorance of humanity can bring about terrifying results. The end result is not easy to watch – but it is a must-see.

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dune sequel

There’s a lot of sandy ground to cover with Dune, and one movie might not cut it. Director Denis Villeneuve‘s star-studded Dune adaptation is currently filming, but will there be more to come? Villeneuve has hinted in the past that he’d like to make more than one film to bring Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic to life, and as of now, that seems to be the plan. In a new interview, Legendary CEO Joshua Grode confirms that at least one Dune sequel is being planned – although that could change.

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avengers endgame box office tracking

Even though Marvel Studios will keep playing things close to the vest when it comes to the footage revealed from Avengers: Endgame, their marketing is still revealing tidbits here and there. Hot on the heels of the latest sneak peek at the movie announcing that tickets had gone on sale, a new Avengers Endgame TV spot has debuted, and it has a lot of Thanos running off at the mouth, not to mention some new shots of Earth’s mightiest heroes. But the most interesting part comes in what seems to be another victim of The Snappening. Check it out below. Read More »

man who killed don quixote trailer

Update: Check out the bottom of the article for more information about the movie’s release.

For years, cinephiles were convinced they’d never have the opportunity to see director Terry Gilliam‘s long-awaited film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which had earned a reputation for being cursed after an aborted production effort in the early 2000s that was chronicled in the documentary Lost in La Mancha. Against all odds, Gilliam managed to actually finish the film, but problems with finding a distributor again left the movie’s future uncertain.

Now we know the film is definitely coming to theaters in 2019 – but since this is Don Quixote we’re talking about, there’s a slight hitch. The movie will indeed be in theaters, but only for a “one night theatrical event,” courtesy of Screen Media Ventures and Fathom Events. Get the details and check out a new trailer for the movie below. Read More »

Dune cast Charlotte Rampling

Denis Villeneuve continues to add respected and talented actors to his ever-growing Dune cast. The latest: arthouse cinema royalty Charlotte Rampling. Rampling will play Reverend Mother Mohiam in the sci-fi epic that also stars Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgard. Adapted from the massive novel by Frank Herbert, Villeneuve’s Dune is likely to be a huge production, and follows in the footsteps of David Lynch’s much-maligned attempt to adapt the novel in 1984.

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dune cast

Stellan Skarsgard is the latest high-profile actor to board Denis Villeneuve‘s highly anticipated Dune adaptation. The Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! actor is joining the Dune cast as the villainous Baron Harkonnen, who plots with the galactic emperor to destroy the Atreides family, including Timothee Chalamet‘s protagonist, Paul Atreides.

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Survived Thanos' Snap

Not everyone went up in a puff of smoke after Avengers: Infinity War. Besides the original core Avengers team, who survived, two characters you probably forgot all about made it through as well: Stellan Skarsgård and Kat Dennings‘ characters Erik Selvig and Darcy Lewis. There’s no mention of Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, though. But seeing as Portman appears to be done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that’s not very surprising.

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mamma mia! here we go again trailer

Somehow, Meryl Streep has become the Hawkeye of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. The final trailer for the ABBA-infused musical has arrived, and the whole gang is here…except Meryl Streep, who only makes a super-quick appearance before transforming into Lily James. Watch the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again trailer.

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