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Hey all. You voted earlier this year on which years you'd most like to see covered on the Supporting Actress Smackdown. The next four regular Smackdowns (excluding the one in February for the new nominees of course) are drawn from your top five most requested years.
October 1st "Supporting Actress Smackdown 1985"
November 5th "Supporting Actress Smackdown 1944"
Panelists: Tba; Nominees: Ethel Barrymore in None but the Lonely Heart, Jennifer Jones in Since You Went Away, Angela Lansbury in Gaslight, Aline MacMahon in Dragon Seed, and Agnes Moorehead in Mrs Parkington.
Get to watching those 9 movies and the Smackdowns will feel even more festive for you! And yes this means that September's 'year of the month' (that thing where we very »
- NATHANIEL R
We have a light day of horror and sci-fi home entertainment titles on August 15th, with most of the fanfare this week going to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, which comes in a variety of formats and special releases (for those looking for Collector’s Editions, be sure to check out the likes of Target, Walmart and Best Buy). Prometheus is also now getting a 4K Ultra HD disc (in honor of Covenant’s home bow), and there’s also a new Alien 6-Film Collection that 20th Century Fox has assembled.
Other notable releases for August 15th include Well Go USA's Bluebeard, One Dark Night (from Jason Lives director Tom McLoughlin), Night Moves, The Scarehouse, and Riverdale: The First Complete Season, and Pet Sematary is headed to Blu-ray this week as well.
- Heather Wixson
Psycho II, 1983.
Directed by Richard Franklin.
22 years after he was incarcerated for murder Norman Bates is declared sane and released back to his motel but Mother isn’t likely to let him live a peaceful life.
Sequels to acknowledged classic movies often bring about derision and a bit of a sniffy attitude, especially belated ones not made by the original crew or featuring different actors, but every so often a worthy successor appears just to prove there are exceptions. Psycho II appeared in 1983, 23 years after Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal original, and reunites original cast members Anthony Perkins and Vera Miles but with Hitchcock having died in 1980 Universal Pictures turned to Richard Franklin, one of his students, to helm the project, based on a script written by Tom Holland (Fright Night/Child’s Play »
- Amie Cranswick
In the recent issue of People, actress Meg Tilly, 56, opened up about what made her walk away from fame in her early 30s, opting instead to live a simple, mostly anonymous life in Canada to raise her three children.
“My mantra was that I wanted to get my kids safely to adulthood,” Tilly — who starred in acclaimed ’80s films like The Big Chill and Agnes of God — says about why she left the movie business. She instead devoted herself to her kids, taking care of them and their every need. “I don’t know if I did my son’s wives a disservice now, »
- Gillian Telling
Canadian-born actress Meg Tilly is opening up about her previous relationship with a once up and coming actor named Colin Firth. Meeting on the set of their 1989 film “Valmont”, the pair moved from Hollywood to a secluded home near Vancouver to raise Tilly’s two children from a previous relationship and eventually have one of […] »
Actress Meg Tilly has nothing but love for her famous ex.
Tilly was at the height of her career in the late ’80s and early ’90s when she met a then up-and-coming actor named Colin Firth on the Parisian set of their 1989 period piece, Valmont. The two fell madly in love, leaving Hollywood and moving to a secluded home near Vancouver to raise Tilly’s two young children, and having another son together named Will.
Five years later, the duo split up and Firth went back to England and on to a hugely successful career — which Tilly always knew would happen for him. »
Directed by David Michod
Rating: * ½(one a half stars)
Last week The Brad Pitt was in Mumbai to promote his new film which was released on Netflix this week.
Now after seeing this dreadful war saga I realize Mr. Pitt was wasting his time trying to generate interest in a film that is so outrageously mediocre and so self righteously ‘American’ in tone you wonder what Brad was promoting: the film or its heavily underlined message of American patriotism.
War Machine is one of those rare battle-scarred films that the actors try hard to prop up with a blitzkrieg of bravado. But the vacuousness and vapidity of the content is impossible to conceal. This is a film that wants to cry for its beloved country and its brave soldiers who leave family and home to rough it out in the hostile impenetrable hinterland of Afghanistan. »
- Subhash K Jha
The year is 2010. General Glen McMahon (Brad Pitt) is tasked by a committee of civilian leaders with fixing the mess in Afghanistan. What this actually entails is open to debate. Does it mean winning the hearts and minds of the local populous? Or winning the war against the Taliban? McMahon reckons they’re the same thing.
He and his ego-stroking team take a tour of the country, to see the meagre and underfunded efforts being made by the allies to make good on their promise of roads, schools, democracy, and all that good stuff. McMahon finds a desert of broken dreams.
He requests forty thousand extra troops, so that he might exorcise Helmand Province of its elusive evil. In return he gets minimal reinforcements, »
- Rupert Harvey
War Machine, 2017.
Written and Directed by David Michod.
Starring Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Anthony Michael Hall, Rj Cyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Emory Cohen, Meg Tilly, Alan Ruck, Will Poulter, Aymen Hamdouchi, Daniel Betts, Lakeith Stanfield, Nicholas Jones, Justin Rosniak, Josh Stewart, Kola Bokinni, Griffin Dunne, Pico Alexander, Derek Slow, Tilda Swinton, and Ben Kingsley.
An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command Nato forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken »
- Robert Kojder
War Machine Review War Machine (2017) Film Review, a movie directed by David Michôd, and starring Brad Pitt, Emory Cohen, Rj Cyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Scoot McNairy, Will Poulter, Alan Ruck, Lakeith Stanfield, Josh Stewart, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton, and Ben Kingsley. War Machine‘s advertising was a con job like [...]
Continue reading: Film Review: War Machine (2017): An Effective Examination of U.S. War Strategy Hubris »
- Rollo Tomasi
With Donald Trump currently fumbling his way through his first official overseas trip as President, you might need some relief from the headlines, and Netflix has you covered with “War Machine.” The wartime political satire starring Brad Pitt hits the streaming service this weekend, and in addition to being loaded with stars (including Tilda Swinton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, Scoot McNairy and Meg Tilly), the film comes paired with a score by the always terrific duo Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
- Kevin Jagernauth
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
While the recent 10 Cloverfield Lane and Room told stories of captivity with various hooks — science-fiction and the process of healing, respectively — Cate Shortland’s approach in her latest, harrowing drama Berlin Syndrome makes room for more nuance and depth. Locked in a Berlin apartment, there is little hope for our protagonist for nearly the entire runtime. And while some of the story’s turns can feel overtly manipulative, »
- The Film Stage
David Michôd’s War Machine marks Netflix’s second assessment of America’s Middle Eastern strategies in barely a month. Fernando Coimbra’s Sand Castle questioned Iraq-war involvement, and now – weeks later – attention is diverted to Afghanistan, 2009. It’s all based on Michael Hastings’ non-fiction “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan,” an exposé that “questions” General Stanley McChrystal’s 2010 shot-calling. The names may have changed from page to screen, but the message is retained. When invading a foreign land, how is one supposed to broker peace? It’s a confused tactic; one that blurs the rules of war. Good thing a colorful cast of jarheads are there to “make sense” of it all.
Brad Pitt stars as General Glen McMahon, the 4-star legend whose duty is to declare a victorious end to Afghanistan’s ongoing retaliations. Shouldn’t be too hard since the “Glenimal” (yes, »
- Matt Donato
Streaming services are really making their mark on the cinematic world. Between Amazon and Netflix, the film festival circuit has seen some big time buys from these would be studios. Netflix has gone a step further, funding some huge projects. One such movie is War Machine, a hugely baity satire that the service forked over heavy money to produce. Starring Brad Pitt and hitting on timely material, this really seemed like it would be an opportunity for the service to contend for some Oscars. Sadly, it isn’t up to snuff in that regard. Still, audiences might be interested in seeing Pitt don the fatigues once again. The film is a satire about military bureaucracy. Initially positioned to be about General Stanley McChrystal since it’s an adaptation of the non fiction book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan, which is about the General. »
- Joey Magidson
Brad Pitt took on the leadership role of his character in his latest film.
The actor plays the larger-than-life Gen. Glen McMahon in his upcoming Netflix movie War Machine, in which he gets to show off his satire chops — and lead a team of men who look up to him. Pitt was surrounded by younger actors in the film, including Topher Grace, who said the dynamic on set mimicked the film.
“That was the great thing about this movie, is that what we were portraying on screen — Brad’s not like that character — but it was kind of the dynamic that you see, »
- Ale Russian
In July of 2010, an article appeared in Rolling Stone that effectively ended the military career of United States Army General Stanley McChrystal, the commanding general in Afghanistan. The article found McChrystal and his staff critical of then President Barack Obama and caused a media frenzy for a solid week as pundits debated whether or not McChrystal acted unprofessionally. McChrystal tendered his resignation one day after the article was released online, the author of the article — the late Michael Hastings — expanded it into a book, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan, and the rest is history. And now it’s entertainment, too.
Netflix, who may or may not make real movies depending on who you ask at Cannes, will release War Machine later this month. Animal Kingdom director David Michôd helms this satire, presented as fictionalized take on McChrystal and his unconventional tactics. »
- The Film Stage
Netflix have debuted a new War Machine trailer and poster. The Brad Pitt-led film arrives on the streaming service later this month where the screen legend plays hot-shot General McMahon, a veteran who endeavours to cut through the politics of war only to be reminded, time and time again, that this is one machine that can’t be stopped.
Here’s the new poster followed by the official synopsis:
In a film for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an anti-establishment, pro-soldier exploration in the form of an absurdist war story of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, »
- Paul Heath
Netflix has dropped another amusing new trailer for War Machine, the war black comedy from Australian director David Michod. We've already seen a few trailers for this before, but this new one gives us even more of Brad Pitt as the goofy general overseeing the Afghanistan war. Described as a "pitch-black war story for our times", this seems like a brutally honest look at America's modern wars. The full ensemble cast includes Tilda Swinton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Keith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, John Magaro, Rj Cyler, Scoot McNairy and Meg Tilly. I'm still very much looking forward to this, mostly because of David Michod, but also because Brad Pitt looks hilarious in this role. Plus it seems like a brutally honest takedown of the American wars in the Middle East. Check this out. Here's the second trailer (+ poster) for David Michod's War Machine, »
- Alex Billington
With a little over two weeks to go until War Machine arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a new poster and trailer for writer-director David Michod’s upcoming dramedy which sees Brad Pitt lead a cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, John Magaro, Rj Cyler, Alan Ruck, Scoot McNairy, and Meg Tilly; check them out below…
An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a »
- Amie Cranswick
Lifted from the pages of The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan – the late journo Michael Hastings is the brains behind the non-fiction novel, which hit store shelves back in 2012 – Netflix has elected David Michôd to write and direct the feature-length adaptation, one which places Brad Pitt in the grubby boots of General Glen McMahon. He’s a brash, overly confident war machine ready to crack the whip within the political cauldron of Afghanistan, only to become a victim of his own hubris.
Pegged to arrive in two weeks’ time, you’ll get a sense of that dramatic rise and equally dramatic fall via today’s new trailer, which »
- Michael Briers
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