15 items from 2017
Author: Jon Lyus
The marketing for Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Kong Skull Island has been very impressive so far. The forthcoming monster movie has teased its biggest asset very well, with the latest movie poster giving us a peek at one of the movie’s biggest moments.
So far we’ve had ourselves a very story heavy first trailer, then a very excitable, monster-focused Japanese version, and now we have an update to the already impressive poster line up for Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ film. The new poster echoes the famous moment in previous King Kong films where the huge monster meets the film’s leading lady. Twelve years ago it was Naomi Watts who tamed the beast, a modern take on the iconic Fay Wray role of the 1933 film. Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson, is this film’s sole female lead and it seems she too will have a close encounter with Kong. »
- Jon Lyus
It’s been a very long time since Eastern Promises hit theatres. The David Cronenberg-directed film arrived back in 2007 and brought us into the world of the Russian mob, as Viggo Mortensen played Nikolai, a gangster who gets mixed up with a midwife (Naomi Watts) looking into the case of a prostitute who died during childbirth. It wasn’t the director’s best effort, but it was a well made movie with a few terrific scenes.
Shortly after its release, talk of a sequel popped up but never really went anywhere. Cronenberg himself even said that the project was dead, on multiple occasions, but now we’re hearing that might not be the case. According to Digital Spy, Eastern Promises 2 is still alive and well and looks set to head into production this March in London. The outlet knows this thanks to a listing on My Entertainment World, which »
- Michael Briers
Days after Showtime formally announced the premiere date for the upcoming Twin Peaks revival, the series has shared another haunting teaser, this time focused on Kyle MacLachlan's beloved protagonist Special Agent Dale Cooper.
In the brief 30-second clip, soundtracked by composer Angelo Badalamenti's theme, the viewer is shown a trio of eerie scenic shots of the titular Pacific Northwest town, including one that travels down a dark dirt road at night into pitch-blackness.
Then, out of the shadows, emerges Cooper in his trademark black suit. The trailer next »
Better brush up on your backwards-speak, because Twin Peaks‘ journey back into the red room will begin on Sunday, May 21, at 9/8c, with a two-hour premiere.
All told, the revival will consist of 18 hours, Showtime president and CEO David Nevins announced on Monday afternoon at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. David Lynch, who directed the entire thing, later confirmed that it will air as 18 episodes.
Nevins also said that immediately following the two-hour opener, Episodes 3 and 4 will be available On Demand and via Showtime’s streaming platform. »
The Golden Globe awards are airing tonight on NBC, which in essence kicks off the annual awards season race celebrating the year's best movies. There is also another awards ceremony that hands out awards to the year's "worst" movies, the Golden Raspberry Awards, a.k.a. the Razzies. While we'll likely have to wait a short while for the full nominations to be unveiled, the 2017 Razzies short list has been unveiled, and it seems that Warner Bros.' blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has found itself in almost every category.
The nominations short list was unveiled by a YouTube user dubbed "truthhopelove," who took a video showing an email he received which features the 2017 Razzie nominations short list. The email reveals that voting will close on January 16, although the nominations won't be released until a few days later. Traditionally, the Razzie nominations come one day before the Oscar nominations are announced, »
With awards season heating up, the shortlist for the 37th annual Golden Raspberry Awards have been revealed, giving us a look at the nomination ballot paper for this year’s contenders for the very worst in cinematic achievement:
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Greg McLean – The Darkness
Tyler Perry – Boo! A Madea Halloween
- Gary Collinson
As we head into the thick of awards season, it’s time to celebrate all the incredible films that 2016 brought us. La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Deadpool and Arrival will no doubt find themselves on the lips of many moviegoers over the next few weeks, while talent like Amy Adams, Casey Affleck, Emma Stone, Adam Driver and Denzel Washington, among others, will also start picking up some serious buzz.
But, as the best of the best start to take up most of the spotlight, there’s another another awards ceremony gearing up to get underway, and it’ll be celebrating very different types of movies and actors/actresses. We are, of course, referring to the Razzie Awards, which shine a light on the worst that the year had to offer. From the biggest losers to performances that were so dull you couldn’t stand to watch them, »
- Josh Wilding
Shut In will then arrive a week later on February 28th in Blu-ray and DVD formats, though no 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version is planned at this time.
You weren't alone if you missed Shut In at a local cinema. It quietly earned $6.9 million and will be looking for more eyeballs to startle on home video.
The Shut In Blu-ray and Digital versions will be presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. Bonus features include:
Nightmare V. Reality: Imagining Shut In
House on Delphi Lane: A Classic
Here's the Shut In Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo cover art. »
Did you like Stranger Things? Then you might enjoy seeing one of the series' stars, Charlie Heaton, in Shut In, coming out on Digital HD and Blu-ray / DVD from 20th Century Fox this February. Also featured in today's Horror Highlights is the Ghost in the Shell Steelbook Blu-ray and details on the story Shift Change.
Terror hits home in this harrowing psychological thriller that will chill you to the bone!
Recently widowed child psychologist Mary Portman (Naomi Watts) lives an isolated existence caring for her bedridden stepson (Charlie Heaton) in rural New England. But when a young boy (Jacob Tremblay) Mary is treating goes missing in a snowstorm and is presumed dead, she becomes convinced that his ghost is haunting her. »
- Tamika Jones
Six films and nearly 30 years later, Chucky is still going strong — so strong, in fact, that the “Child’s Play” movies aren’t even called that anymore. This year’s upcoming “Cult of Chucky” is the fourth consecutive film in the horror franchise to drop the original title entirely, and a new trailer for it works as a reminder of the killer doll’s murderous exploits. Watch it below.
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Brad Dourif once again voices the title character, a serial killer whose soul is trapped inside a doll; his homicidal tendencies survived the transition even if his body did not. Here’s the premise: “Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist »
- Michael Nordine
Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Smoczynska makes her directorial debut with “The Lure,” a bold musical-thriller mashup about man-eating mermaids. The film was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and won the Special Jury Award for Unique Vision and Design. Now, EW has a shared a new Nsfw trailer for the movie, which introduces audiences to the sinister sirens, Golden (Michalina Olszańska) and Silver (Marta Mazurek).
Set in the ‘80s, the polish movie follows the two mermaids after they encounter a family of musicians and are recruited to join a band in a neon-lit Warsaw dance club. While they perform gigs at the nightclub, Silver falls in love with the guitarist Mietek (Jakub Gierszał) and Golden hungers for human prey.
Read More: Review: ‘The Lure’ Is The Best Goth Musical About Man-Eating Mermaids Ever Made
IndieWire’s David Ehrlich called it “the best »
- Liz Calvario
Before you die you see the ring. If you live long enough and/or like the movies enough, you’ll probably see “Rings” as well. The newest installment in the series, which started in Japan with 1998’s “Ring” before making its way across the Pacific with Naomi Watts, is finally due in theaters early next month after several delays. Avail yourself of the new trailer and poster below.
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Seemingly bearing no direct connection to either “The Ring” or “The Ring Two” and coming more than a decade later, this chapter in the horror franchise nevertheless boasts a familiar premise: “A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend »
- Michael Nordine
BAFTA has announced this morning that Laia Costa, Lucas Hedges, Tom Holland, Ruth Negga and Anya Taylor-Joy have been nominated for the Ee Rising Star Award at this year’s British Academy Film Awards.
The Rising Star Award is designed to honour actors and actresses who have shown truly outstanding talent on the big screen in the past year and captured the attention of both the public and the film industry and is the only award to be decided by a public vote.
Laia Costa starred in Sebastian Schipper’s critically-acclaimed Victoria, a film which was almost entirely improvised by the actors and shot in one single take – in turn landing her a series of awards wins. Prior to this, she played the lead role of Lucià in the Russian film Fort Ross, directed by Russian director Yuriy Moroz, and also starred in Palm Trees in the Snow. Costa has »
- Gary Collinson
Author: David Sztypuljak
Every year, Ee sponsor the BAFTA Rising Star Award at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards here in London town. The award is always a fascinating one since it’s voted for by the public.
The nominations have just been announced from BAFTA HQ are in the running for the 2017 spot are all listed below. It’s going to be very interesting to see who takes the win this year with the likes of Tom Holland as Spider-Man being so mainstream and Anya Taylor-Joy appearing in the likes of The Witch.
Previous winners of the award include James McAvoy, Eva Green, Shia Labeouf, Noel Clarke, Tom Hardy, Juno Temple, Will Poulter, Jack O’Connell and last year the award was taken by Star Wars star John Boyega.
This year the nominations are as strong as every with Laia Costa, »
- David Sztypuljak
Welcome back to the first Weekend Warrior of 2017, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out (when applicable).
We’ll bypass the past couple holiday weekends cause that was so 2016, and we’ll instead get right into the new movies opening on Friday including two that opened in select cities and are expanding nationwide.
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Plot: The vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) finds herself facing both Lycans and vampires, both of them trying to use the blood of her daughter to create new hybrids, so she and David (Theo James »
- Edward Douglas
15 items from 2017
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