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Nothing is too absurd for Yorgos Lanthimos. With his lauded 2010 feature "Dogtooth," the Greek director proved to be one of the most daring social satirists working today, leaving no taboos unturned in an attempt to mock the dysfunctional modern family. Now, Lanthimos is back with his newest effort, "The Lobster." Like "Dogtooth," it's a black comedy that inhabits the surreality of an extreme premise. But "The Lobster" is decidedly larger in scope. Nearly two hours long, it depicts a dizzying totalitarian world full of bizarre rules and even weirder characters (played by the likes of Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux and John C. Reilly). The target this time around? Romance. "It all starts from a little thing," said Lanthimos following a New York Film Festival screening of the film. "This time I wanted to do something about relationships, and how people are under so much pressure to be successful in that. »
- Emily Buder
When the 44th edition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinema announced their lineup two weeks ago, I wasn’t sure where to even begin when deciding what I should see. The festival which takes place in Montreal from October 7 to 18 is screening nearly 400 films and events in only 11 days. This includes 151 feature films and 203 short films from 68 countries – 49 world premieres, 38 North American premieres and 60 Canadian premieres. Because of it’s strong line-up, there is no possible way to see everything – so we decided to come up with a list of our ten most anticipated films — and trust me, it wasn’t easy. We will of course be covering the event once again this year, so be sure to revisit our site over the next few weeks. In the meantime, here is our 10 most anticipate films.
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From Japan’s acclaimed Studio Ghibli comes When Marnie Was There, a sweeping story of friendship, mystery and discovery which is coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on October 6, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with Gkids. Based on the beloved novel by Joan G. Robinson, the When Marnie Was There Blu-ray™ and DVD deliver stirring emotions and breathtaking animation as only Studio Ghibli can, as well as hours of bonus features that go behind the scenes of a timeless masterpiece.
Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she’s outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face”. Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not »
- Tom Stockman
It's telling that Salma Hayek eating the heart of a water monster killed by John C. Reilly, which happens in the opening sequence of the fantasy anthology film Tale of Tales (pictured above), is somehow a seemingly ordinary moment from this year's Fantastic Fest, a film festival put on by the Alamo Drafthouse every year in Austin, Texas. That's a crazy scene to describe, but we're also talking about it within the context of a film festival that specializes in the...
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Tom Hiddleston (High-Rise), Brie Larson (Room), John Goodman (The Gambler), John C. Reilly (The Lobster), Thomas Mann (Me and Girl and the Dying Girl), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four) and Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) round out the impressive cast.
The story tells the story of “a man (Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island and home of the king of the apes. A team of explorers ventures inside what they find to be a treacherous island. »
- Scott J. Davis
This summer marked a poignant moment for fans of Japan's revered animation house, Studio Ghibli — the studio released their final feature film (for now), "When Marnie Was There." The good news is that the picture is as accomplished as the best work in their catalog, and the better news is that we have a fantastic prize for those who adore the movie. Read More: Watch The U.S. Trailer For Studio Ghibli's 'When Marnie Was There' Featuring the English language voice cast of Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Ava Acres, Catherine O’Hara, Geena Davis, John C. Reilly, Ellen Burstyn, and Kathy Bates, the story follows shy, artistic Anna, who travels to the seaside to stay with relatives, where she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and a friendship that blurs »
- Edward Davis
John Goodman joins what is already a great cast for Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island, which has moved from Universal to Warner. John Goodman joins Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly and Toby Kebbell in the new King Kong origin story from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Where Kong: Skull Island will […]
Kong: Skull Island: John Goodman, who really doesn't do enough big blockbuster movies, has joined the cast of the King Kong reboot Kong: Skull Island. The Arachnophobia star is playing a government official named Randa who leads the expedition to the titular island, joined by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly. Here's hoping he gets to wrestle a giant spider in the movie, which recently jumped from Universal to Warner Bros., where it will lead into a crossover with Godzilla. [Deadline] Furious 8: Vin Diesel took to social media to clear up last week's rumors about the next Fast & Furious installment. "My producing partner Neal would love for me to just sign off on a director," he wrote...
- Christopher Campbell
Kong: Skull Island: John Goodman, who really doesn't do enough big blockbuster movies, has joined the cast of the King Kong reboot Kong: Skull Island. The Arachnophobia star is playing a government official named Randa who leads the expedition to the titular island, joined by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly. Here's hoping he gets to wrestle a giant spider in the movie, which recently jumped from Universal to Warner Bros., where it will...
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Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has found two more hardy souls willing to venture into dangerous territory for Kong: Skull Island. John Goodman and Me And Earl And The Dying Girl’s Thomas Mann have joined the cast of the adventure film.Kong, as you’ll likely know by now, finds a group of explorers – including the confirmed Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell and the slightly more nebulous, but likely to show up Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly – heading to the titular island and encountering the equally titular giant ape. Goodman, according to Deadline, is playing a government official named Randa who leads the expedition. Variety brings news of Mann’s casting, but only mentions that he’ll be part of the team. With Vogt-Roberts aiming to shoot this autumn from a script that has seen work by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly, »
Yorgos Lanthimos doesn’t make easily digestible films. His films aren’t meant to be soul-searching soul food or sweet little treats for a date night or light popcorn fare. The Greek arthouse director aims more for the mind than the stomach. Films like Alps and Dogtooth placed Yorgos Lanthimos on the radar of many for his sheer audacity to examine elements of the human experience in absurd and unusual ways. Whether he’s examining the mental effects of death and loss or social constructs surrounding family and education, Yorgos Lanthimos is an anthropologist with a passion for telling stories.
As you can expect, The Lobster continues his study of cultural norms. Even though it’s his English language debut and he’s now working with Hollywood actors, Lanthimos shows no signs of watering down his approach. Colin Farrell plays a recently single man named David. Accompanied by his brother, »
- Michael Haffner
Having premiered in Cannes and screened in Toronto, Yorgos Lanthimos's The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly and Olivia Colman, heads to the New York Film Festival. "The Lobster is certainly no less ambitious than its high-concept predecessors," Dogtooth and Alps, finds Angelo Muredda in Cinema Scope, where he finds that the "trouble lies in the film’s noncommittal tone, which too often deviates from Lanthimos’s reliable deadpan." We're collecting more reviews and we've got the trailer and a clip. » - David Hudson »
Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) is directing the film for Legendary Pictures, who enjoyed big success with last summer’s Godzilla. Derek Connolly, who co-wrote this year’s biggest film Jurassic World, has been brought on to re-write the latest version of the script.
Goodman and Mann join a cast that already includes Tom Hiddleston (Crimson Peak), Brie Larson (Room), Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four), and John C. Reilly (The Lobster).
The film is about a man, played by Hiddleston, “who travels to the mythical island and home of the king of the apes. A team of explorers ventures inside what they find to be a treacherous island.”
- Scott J. Davis
John Goodman has signed on to star in Warner Bros.' Kong: Skull Island. He is playing a character named Randa, a government official who leads an expedition, most likely to King Kong's homeland. We reported earlier this month that this movie will help set up Godzilla Vs King Kong, which doesn't have a specific release date but will hit theaters after Godzilla 2 arrives in the summer of 2018.
The story centers on a man (Tom Hiddleston) who travels with an expedition of explorers to Skull Island, the homeland of the legendary ape King Kong. According to Deadline, the story will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. This plot is said to honor the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline. »
There’s a lot we still don’t know about Kong: Skull Island, but the one thing that’s becoming increasingly obvious is that it’ll have a really, really great cast. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ latest get is John Goodman, who joins Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, Toby Kebbell, and Straight Outta Compton breakouts Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell. […]
- Angie Han
John Goodman has today joined the cast of Kong: Skull Island, the upcoming King Kong prequel which is going to build to an eventual crossover with the Godzilla franchise. So far, the cast includes Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John C. Reilly, and Goodman is the latest impressive addition to the movie after Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons were forced to pass due to scheduling conflicts (production is set to begin later this Fall).
The actor is set to play Randa, a government official who leads an expedition. Deadline also has a very brief synopsis of the movie, and while it’s fairly vague, Kong: Skull Island sounds a lot different to what many of us were expecting.
The story is about a man (Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island after his brother is stranded there trying to retrieve the mythical serum Titan which is believed »
- Josh Wilding
John Goodman has joined the cast of “Kong: Skull Island,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The actor will play the role of Randa, a government official who leads an expedition to the island. Other confirmed actors for the film include Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly. Also Read: King Kong Prequel Moves From Universal to Warner Bros. The film has a release date of March 10, 2017. While the plot remains under wraps, the story will be set in the mysterious, dangerous island home of the great ape as a team of explorers arrives. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
According to Deadline, John Goodman will join Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Mitchell and John C. Reilly in Kong: Skull Island - which is apparently still not the movie's official title. Goodman will play Randa, "a government official who leads an expedition", in the Jordan Vogt-Roberts-directed flick, which is believed to be set some years after Peter Jackson's 2005 reboot. We've had a few rumors here and there but nothing concrete about the plot of the film... until now. The site has also provided what appears to be the first synopsis. "The story is about a man (Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island after his brother is stranded there trying to retrieve the mythical serum Titan which is believed to be the cure for all illnesses and diseases. The man must lead a rescue team to save his brother while confronting the creatures that inhabit the island. »
Exclusive: John Goodman has joined the cast of Legendary Pictures' Kong: Skull Island, which is being directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts from a script by John Gatins and Max Borenstein (Godzilla). He is taking the role of Randa, a government official who leads an expedition. The cast also includes Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson (Room), Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly. The project is expected to go before the cameras this fall. The story is about a man (Hiddleston) who… »
Director Yorgos Lanthimos is in big demand. His latest film The Lobster has been getting critical acclaim from many corners of the globe on its festival journey so far. Now the filmmaker’s next project may have secured some A-list talent.
Deadline reports today that Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs), Emma Stone (Irrational Man) and Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) are in talks to join the cast of The Favourite, which “follows the political machinations behind the scenes during the reign of Queen Anne, the last monarch of the House of Stuarts. The story takes place between the end of the 17th century and first years of the 18th century, when Anne reigned from 1702-1707.”
Colman, who co-stars in The Lobster, would play Queen Anne with Winslet portraying Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. Stone would play Abigail Masham, an “impoverished, distant relative of Sarah”.
- Scott J. Davis
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