chambers featurette

Netflix has a creepy new show dropping this week: Chambers, starring Uma Thurman. The series follows a young woman who is the recipient of a heart transplant. Rather than just accept her new live-saving operation, the young woman becomes obsessed with trying to find out who the heart came from. The more she digs, however, the more she begins to realize this probably isn’t the best idea. The Chambers featurette below delves into the story.

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Chambers Trailer

Netflix continues to have something for everyone, and for all you psychological horror fans, their latest series Chambers will undoubtedly go straight for your heart.

Chambers follows a young heart attack survivor (Sivan Alyra Rose) who becomes consumed by not only survivor’s guilt, but a mystery surrounding the circumstances of the heart transplant that saved her life. As time goes on, she uncovers unsettling details about the death of her donor, and she learns the family (Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn) of the girl who saved her may have sinister intentions. It all sounds pretty traumatic. Watch the Chambers trailer below to see what we’re talking about. Read More »

Chambers Series Photos

With Jordan Peele’s Us making big box office bank in theaters and getting everyone buzzing about the metaphors and allegories at the center of the story, people feel like horror is making some kind of comeback. The fact is horror never left. Some people just weren’t looking in the right place. And soon enough, you won’t have to look very far at all for some new scares.

Chambers is a new psychological horror series coming to Netflix this spring. Starring newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose as Sasha Yazzie, the story focuses on a young heart attack survivor who is lucky enough to be the recipient of a heart transplant to save her life. However, she might not be as lucky as it seems when she slowly starts taking on the traits of the person who died in order for her to receive. Read More »

Chambers

Uma Thurman has kept a bit of a low profile from acting in the last few years, but now she’s back, and that’s great news. Thurman will next star in the supernatural Netflix series Chambers, which is apparently about a haunted human heart. What more do you need?

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the house that jack built trailer

Lars von Trier has a new movie on the horizon, and if you’re familiar with his work, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that the movie looks predictably unhinged. The House That Jack Built is a new thriller from the Antichrist director, starring Matt Dillon as an artistic serial killer. Watch the new House That Jack Built trailer below.

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Male Directors and Actresses

Shelley Duvall’s frantic, desperate face throughout almost the entire runtime of director Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining will forever be burned in my memory. Not only because it’s brilliant and deeply unsettling (as is the film). It’s also because amid that is the actual terror and sheer exhaustion Duvall experienced while having to deliver and re-deliver countless takes of her character being emotionally battered to the point where, to the actress’ own admission, it had become “excruciating.” Further, she felt no vindication for all that effort as the conversation around the film later centered on its male auteur. “The reviews were all about Kubrick, like I wasn’t there,” Duvall told Roger Ebert back in 1980.

This is an all too familiar position that many actresses find themselves in for the sake of authenticity, a sense of suffering that almost always serves as an impetus for the female character’s eventual empowerment. While the character’s self-actualization is an important one — apparently at whatever cost — there is much to be said about how a male filmmaker interprets and navigates female characters whose bodies are first consumed by audiences before they utter even a single line of dialogue. That said, they are either weaponized, brutalized, lusted after or a combination of all these things.

But those aren’t conditions that a male filmmaker often considers when it comes to his female muse, which indicates a lack of partnership in the portrayal that is more prevalent between a male filmmaker and a male muse. As a result, the character is at risk of becoming compromised through the male gaze. With all of this in mind, let’s explore some of the most renowned female muse/male director pairings on screen.

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Batman and Robin

Batman & Robin is an objectively terrible movie, possibly still the worst superhero movie ever made. But it’s been 20 years now…can’t we all just relax?

It’s two decades later and director Joel Schumacher is still apologizing for the garish, neon-soaked nightmare that is Batman & Robin. And while I’m willing to forgive him on some things — the ice puns are unironically great — those bat nipples still baffle me and presumably everyone else. And Schumacher realizes this, explaining the thought process that led to him creating those infamous rubber nipples. And on that front, he’s not sorry.

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Uma Thurman Turned Down a Role in ‘Lord of the Rings’

uma thurman lord of the rings

Here’s some trivia for you: while appearing as a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Uma Thurman revealed that she was offered a key role in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and regrets turning it down.

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Burnt trailer

Bradley Cooper has already been nominated for an Oscar four times, and The Weinstein Company is probably hoping that he can get another nomination as a struggling chef desperately trying to make a comeback in a big way.

Burnt sees Cooper play Adam Jones, a former star chef who landed two coveted Michelin stars, and as one of the characters in the new Burnt trailer says, you have to be like Luke Skywalker in order to get just one of them. But what if he’s more like the Darth Vader of chefs? Either way, Jones now wants his third Michelin star, and he’s pulling out all the stops to make it happen. Read More »

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Last week, producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen revealed that the cut of Nymphomaniac that’d make it to Danish theaters wouldn’t be the one Lars von Trier wanted to make. His director’s cut was a butt-numbing 5 1/2 hours long, prompting distributors to whittle it down to a more marketable four hours.

However, Jensen now adds that the longer version could find a release after all, if von Trier really wants it to. It’ll just have to go through alternate routes. Hit the jump to read his explanation, and to check out two more steamy posters.

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