February 2019 archive

Breakthrough | Chrissy’s Story | 20th Century FOX

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Gaspar Noe on Climax, Accidental Allegories, Catastrophe Movies and More

It’s 2019, and calling the films of Gaspar Noé “controversial” or “provocative” feels like airless critique; in the 20 years since the release of his feature debut, “I Stand Alone,” his very name has become synonymous with these words, as well as others, but his craft has grown if not in rigor then in daring. …

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Kate Beckinsale Saves Amazon’s Grief-Stricken Thriller Series The Widow

Grief, conventional wisdom tells us, looks the same on everyone. We deny, we weep, we rage, we bargain. Eventually, we come through, our memories still painful, but somehow sweet, too. The reality is something else entirely. We run from guilt and trauma, and seek answers that can only hurt us, never stopping to ask why. …

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MODOK: Patton Oswalt Teases His Role in Marvel Animated Series

MODOK: Patton Oswalt teases his role in Marvel animated series Last week, Marvel and Hulu announced they were teaming up for a quartet of animated series based on lesser-known Marvel characters, including Howard the Duck and Hit-Monkey. Last night, Patton Oswalt appeared on Late Night with Seth Myers to talk about his contribution, M.O.D.O.K., which …

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Bob Persichetti to Helm DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots Sequel

Bob Persichetti to helm DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots sequel Coming off from the success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Variety reports that co-director Bob Persichetti has signed on to helm Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation’s forthcoming Puss in Boots sequel. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {‘gptAds’:[], …

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I Don’t Want to See An Actor Onscreen: Franz Rogowski on Transit, Happy End, Victoria and More

German auteur Christian Petzold’s new film, “Transit,” takes an entrancing look at the ghosts that walk among us, searching for people who may no longer exist. Set in a Marseilles overtaken by fascist forces, the line between past and present is obscured in a way that feels eerily prescient. Petzold’s brilliant script, adapted from Anna …

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Christian Petzold on Transit, Kafka, His Love for Den of Thieves and More

Christian Petzold’s latest film “Transit” follows European refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) as he flees soon-to-be-occupied Paris for the port city of Marseille with a dead leftist writer’s manuscript in tow. When he arrives in Marseille, he heads to the Mexican consulate to get a visa out of France, but the consul mistakes him for the …

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Transit

“Ports are places where stories are told,” a character says in Christian Petzold’s masterful “Transit,” a film that closes out what the director has called his “Love in the Time of Oppressive Systems Trilogy” with “Barbara” and “Phoenix.” At first, the parallels between “Transit” and “Phoenix” are striking. Both films are about identity and betrayal, …

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Johnny Cage Returns in New Mortal Kombat 11 Trailer

Johnny Cage returns in new Mortal Kombat 11 trailer Johnny Cage, the camera-loving, big shot movie star from Hollywood, is back in the latest trailer for Mortal Kombat 11. While Johnny has the same attitude, he’s got some new tricks up his sleeve, including a brand new fatality, which you can check out in the trailer …

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NBC Renews All 3 Dick Wolf Chicago Drama Series

NBC renews all 3 Dick Wolf Chicago drama series All three of the Chicago-set dramas from producer Dick Wolf have been renewed by NBC, according to Deadline. This gives Chicago Fire an eighth season, Chicago P.D. a seventh season, and Chicago Med a fifth season. All three of the windy-city-set dramas are amidst their most-watched seasons, …

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Pokémon Sword and Shield Announced for Nintendo Switch!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Pokémon Sword and Shield Announced for Nintendo Switch! During a Pokémon Direct presentation today, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, announced Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, the next installments in the main series of Pokémon role-playing video games. Developed by GAME FREAK inc., Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will debut …

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Camille Hyde and Lucien Laviscount Join Riverdale Spinoff

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Camille Hyde and Lucien Laviscount join Riverdale spinoff According to Deadline, the Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene has added Camille Hyde (American Vandal) and Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens) to its cast, joining Julia Chan, Jonny Beauchamp and Ashleigh Murray in the Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa production. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; …

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FX’s Fantastic Better Things Rewires Expectations

Having covered television for two decades, I’m increasingly drawn to shows that break traditional genre definitions, and the truth is that most of the groundbreaking work lately is happening in the more creator-driven world of TV comedy. Shows like “Atlanta,” “Barry” and “Master of None” are vibrant and unconcerned with traditional comedy bits or structures. …

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The Right Side of History: Backstage at the 91st Academy Awards

“This is my sixth glass,” quipped Spike Lee, drink in hand, upon entering the press room of the 91st Academy Awards. “And you know why.” The trailblazing director of such masterworks as “Do the Right Thing” and “When the Levees Broke” had just earned an Oscar for adapting Ron Stallworth’s memoir into the acclaimed Best …

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2019 Oscar Winners Include Green Book, Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Ruth Carter, Spike Lee

Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” won the top prize of the evening, beating the likes of Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite,” and Bryan Singer’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” for the honor of Best Picture. Cuaron’s passion project earned him the award for Best Director, along with Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film. Olivia Colman received the Best Actress award …

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Stanley Donen: 1924-2019

Stanley Donen, the prolific director behind “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Damn Yankees,” among many other iconic movie musicals and comedies, died Thursday of a heart attack, his son reported early today. He was 94. First as a choreographer and then a director, Donen imaginatively liberated the musical from its stagebound roots, taking it outside …

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Run the Race

“Run the Race” mostly manages to avoid the problems that plague so many faith-based films. It has stronger production values than we ordinarily see, some pleasing, understated performances and – until the end – an unusual lack of melodrama. Veteran actors like Frances Fisher, Mykelti Williamson and Mario Van Peebles provide some gravitas and emotional …

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Toni Myers: Not All Stars Are in the Sky (1943-2019)

I Am So Sad To Report that Toni Myers, the veteran filmmaker credited in more than 18 IMAX® films and a myriad of other film and television projects spanning a multi-faceted career of over 40 years, has died at age 75. She passed away on Monday, February 18th, mere months after her unforgettable presentation at the Inaugural Ebert Symposium on Empathy …

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