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Okja (2017) is the second film that costume designer Catherine George has worked on with director Bong Joon-ho. Their first together, Snowpiercer (2013), despite being lauded by critics (and featuring Chris Evans), only received a limited theatrcial run in the U.S. and no release at all in the UK. Unlike Okja, Snowpiercer is an out and out sci-fi fantasy set when most of the world’s population have been wiped out and those who remain live on perpetually moving train. Okja is still a fantasy, it revolves around a little girl Mija (An Seo Hyun) trying to save her giant ‘super pig’ from being harvested as Gm bacon, but is set within our recognisable reality. There are smart phones, cars we know, Instagram and Facebook. However the film has a deliberate otherworldly feel about it. Not quite in the future and not as locked as a parallel universe, but »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
Vulture WatchHow do you fight nuclear fire? Has The 100 TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on The CW? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The 100 season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on The CW television network, The 100 follows a group of young people who are sent back to Earth nearly 100 years after a nuclear Armageddon destroyed civilization. The cast includes Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Richard Harmon, Zach McGowan, Isaiah Washington and Henry Ian Cusick.Read More… »
Directed by Joon-ho Bong.
Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja.
Not only is Okja the latest charmingly warped, socially relevant concoction from one of the most exciting working directors today Joon-ho Bong (Snowpiercer), it’s also a call to arms regarding abusive practices toward animals in the meat industry, and something of a calling card for animal-rights activists across the globe. Okja isn’t just merely exceptional filmmaking that intelligently juggles tones ranging from Disney fable, action epic, scathing social commentary, black humor, international storytelling, and an examination of corporate greed (which on paper sounds like it would translate to an absolute mess in »
- Robert Kojder
In less than two weeks one of the most thrilling blockbusters of the summer, Bong Joon-ho‘s Okja, is arriving. While we recommend going into the globe-trotting adventure cold (and seeing it on the big screen, if possible), Netflix has now released a second trailer, which ups the emotion, as well as a huge gallery of new images.
One of our Cannes favorites, we said in our review, “A dystopian story about a genetically engineered beast with overt anti-capitalist connotations, Bong Joon-ho’s Okja represents a synthesis and an upgrade – in scale as well as quality – of the director’s previous outings The Host and Snowpiercer, confirming him as one of the finest contemporary craftsmen of intelligent, ambitious blockbusters.”
- Jordan Raup
We're currently deep into the summer movie season, and while there have already been big hits like Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Wonder Woman, the most talked-about movie of the summer may be coming from the Netflix streaming service. Netflix has released a third trailer for Okja, which is set to debut Wednesday, June 28, the same day as another highly-anticipated movie hits theaters, Edgar Wright's Baby Driver. While the reviews from the Okja world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival have been strong, it also caused quite a bit of controversy.
We reported last month that the Okja Cannes premiere lead to many moviegoers booing when the Netflix logo was shown on the big screen, and that the premiere was marred by a glitch that caused the film to be started over, with the Netflix logo booed even more the second time around. The festival denied claims that »
"Everything you believe you know about Okja is a lie." Netflix has launched a second full-length trailer for Bong Joon Ho's Okja, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month to quite a bit of good buzz. The film stars Ahn Seo-hyun as a girl named Mija who befriends a giant pig-hippo-cow creature she calls Okja. When the company that created Okja comes to collect it, Mija goes off on adventure trying to rescue and bring her home. Tilda Swinton is back (from Snowpiercer) in the cast, along with Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Giancarlo Esposito, Devon Bostick, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, and Choi Woo-shik. I saw this in Cannes and enjoyed it, saying in my review: "Only someone as daring, innovative and skilled as Bong Joon Ho could come up with and pull off a film like this." Here's the second full-length trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Okja, »
- Alex Billington
Tasya Teles is moving on up. Deadline reports the actor has been bumped up to series regular for season five of The CW series The 100.Teles plays Echo on the dystopian drama, which follows a group of young people who are sent back to Earth nearly 100 years after a nuclear Armageddon destroyed civilization. The cast has included Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Richard Harmon, Zach McGowan, and Isaiah Washington.Read More… »
Like her or not, you’ll be seeing a lot more of Echo when The 100 returns for Season 5.
The polarizing character’s portrayer, Tasya Teles, has been promoted to series regular, TVGuide.com reports. Echo was last seen blasting off into space with Bellamy, Raven, etc. during Wednesday’s fourth season finale, “Praimfaya.”
Echo was first introduced as a prisoner in Mount Weather towards the end of The CW drama’s second season, and has maintained a tenuous connection to Clarke and Co. »
The 54-year-old actor narrates Cassandra Clare's newest audiobook, Lord of Shadows -- the latest addition to the Shadowhunters canon -- joining a long list of Clare's all-star narrators, including Outlander's Sam Heughan, The 100's Devon Bostick and How to Get Away With Murder's Jack Falahee.
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In the exclusive clip above, Marsters gets candid about why he thinks the fantasy genre is important and the real message behind the iconic '90s TV series.
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"One of the things I really like about fantasy is that in fantasy, we can talk more directly about social issues," the Angel star says.
"One of the great things about Buffy was that we weren't »
As expected, Marvel's box office blockbuster sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had no trouble taking care of business in its first two weeks at the box office. In its third frame this weekend, though, it was expected to be a close race between Guardians 2 and 20th Century Fox's Alien: Covenant, and this weekend's box office race most certainly delivered. It was in fact a very close race, with Alien: Covenant coming out on top with $36 million, with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 following close behind with $35 million. Since these movies are so close together, it's possible that they could swap spots on the charts when the actual numbers are released.
This opening weekend tally is far below the $51 million debut of 2012's Prometheus, with this Alien prequel, set 10 years after the events of Prometheus. The prequel Prometheus was see as quite the disappointment to many fans ,but Alien: Covenant »
Bong Joon ho’s “Okja” was booed at its Cannes Film Festival press screening on Friday after a technical issue caused the film to be projected in the wrong aspect ratio for several minutes at the start of the movie. Boos were also heard when the Netflix logo appeared on the screen prior to the glitch. The screening at the Lumière Auditorium proceeded normally after the issue was resolved.
“This incident was entirely the responsibility of the Festival’s technical service, which offers its apologies to the director, his teams, the producers and the audience at the showing,” Cannes said in a statement. Netflix was not immediately available for comment on Friday.
- Graham Winfrey
Oh Bong Joon Ho. You crazy, crazy man.
We all knew that Joon Ho's new movie was a creature feature but I'm pretty certain no one expected it to be about a giant pig. That's right. Okja is, for all intensive purposes, a giant swine.
Seo-Hyun Ahn stars as Mija, a young girl whose best friend is a massive animal she's named Okja. Her idyllic life is turned upside down when a multi-national company, the face of which is none other than Tilda Swinton, swoops in to take the animal - the first of what they hope is a new source of meat. Devastated and willing to do anything to rescue her best friend, Mija teams up with a ragtag group of animal rights activists, led by Paul Dano, to rescue her pet.
Netflix has spent the past few years becoming one of the most respected television “networks” around. They started with shows like House of Cards, but after producing dozens of original series, and raking in solid review after solid review for their shows, they’ve made it their next mission to do the same for film. But can they actually succeed at becoming a reputable TV And film studio?
Later this year, we’ll be getting the Brad Pitt film War Machine, but don’t think their commitment ends there. On the more magical side of things, they have a film called Okja. This flick is co-written and directed by Bong Joon Ho, the man behind such films as The Host (no, not the one based on the Stephanie Meyer book) and Snowpiercer, the latter of which starred Chris Evans.
If you’ve been following his career as avidly as we have, »
- Joseph Medina
"You should know the situation is not good." This looks like it's going to be amazing. Netflix has revealed a full-length trailer for new film from Bong Joon-ho, titled Okja, just one day before the world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. I'm a huge fan of Bong Joon-ho, and this looks even better than I imagined. Tilda Swinton is back (from Snowpiercer) in the cast, along with Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Giancarlo Esposito, Devon Bostick, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, and Choi Woo-shik. The main girl, named Mija, is played by Ahn Seo-hyun. This trailer shows a lot and sets up the complete story about a corporation kidnapping her animal friend, with tons of footage of the giant pig creature thing, and much more. I can't wait to see this! We'll have a review up tomorrow. Check this out. Here's the first full-length trailer (+ poster) for Bong Joon-ho's Okja, »
- Alex Billington
Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Paul Dano, and Ahn Seo-hyun star in the monster film, which appears to marry the concerns of corporate greed (care of Swinton’s character) and charming inter-species friendship (the eponymous beast and Ahn) into one glorious mash-up of humor and terror as only Bong could create.
Co-written by Joon-Ho and Jon Ronson (“The Men Who Stare at Goats”), “Okja” tells the story of Mija, a young girl who lives in the deep woods of the Gangwon Province of South Korea. Mija will do everything in her power to prevent a powerful company (led by Swinton, naturally) from taking her best friend, »
- Kate Erbland
It may not win the Palme d’Or if the jury president has his way, but that doesn’t lessen our anticipation for Bong Joon-hoo‘s Snowpiercer follow-up Okja. Starring Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Devon Bostick, Byun Hee-bong, and Shirley Henderson, the Netflix-produced and distributed feature tracks the struggle to stop a multinational corporation from kidnapping the titular monster. The first full trailer has now arrived which shows off much more of the adventure.
“At first, Darius Khondji, my cinematographer, and I wanted to shoot Okja on 35mm, but Netflix insisted that all Netflix originals be shot and archived in 4K,” Bong tells Variety, discussing the approach to cinematography. “Khondji then figured that we would use Alexa 65, which equates to a 70mm film in digital format. It makes a great cinematic vibe.”
Check out the new trailer and poster below.
For 10 idyllic years, »
- Jordan Raup
Marvel's blockbuster sequel Guardians of the Galaxy 2 had no trouble destroying its box office competition last weekend with $65.2 million, up slightly over the Sunday estimate of $63 million, and posting a 55.5% decrease from last weekend's $145 million debut. The sequel wasn't given any real competition by the underperforming Snatched ($19.5 million) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ($15.3 million), but this weekend, it faces its toughest challenge yet, with 20th Century Fox's Alien: Covenant, along with the studio's family-friendly sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Warner Bros.' Everything, Everything. We're predicting that the R-rated Alien: Covenant should have no trouble taking the top spot this weekend, with an estimated $39.6 million.
This figure does come in far below the $51 million debut of 2012's Prometheus, but there are a number of factors as to why it may come in below its predecessor. Prometheus was seen as quite the disappointment »
Until the dread day when CGI replaces actors outright, there will be dilemmas like the one that faced makers of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” features: After three films adapted from Jeff Kinney’s hugely popular books, the juvenile thespians aged out of their roles. There’s been some fan grumbling about their unfortunate if inevitable replacement in “The Long Haul,” which reboots the series after a five-year layoff. But the entirely new cast steps in seamlessly — in some instances they might actually be improved models — and returning producer-director David Bowers, this time sharing screenplay credit with Kinney himself, delivers an amiable, fast-paced entry that should win over fans.
The ninth volume so far (No. 12 is due this fall), “Long Haul” isn’t necessarily among the best, but it provides the Heffley family with various changes of scenery that sufficiently differentiate this latest screen installment from its predecessors. The »
- Dennis Harvey
15 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
After a five-year break, the Heffley family is back in action — although with a completely different cast playing them — in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, the fourth feature taken from Jeff Kinney’s highly relatable series of cartoon novels chronicling the life of a hapless middle schooler.
The hiatus after 2012’s Dog Days effectively aged out original lead Zachary Gordon (now 19), as well as his big brother/tormentor played by Devon Bostick (now 25), and while they were cleaning house, the producers also sent original parents Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris packing. They're now played by »
- Michael Rechtshaffen
One familiar face will be missing on the next season of The 100. According to TVLine, Isaiah Washington will not be returning as a series regular for season five of The CW series The 100.Washington plays Thelonious Jaha on the dystopian drama, which follows a group of young people who are sent back to Earth nearly 100 years after a nuclear Armageddon destroyed civilization. The cast also includes Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Richard Harmon, Zach McGowan, and Henry Ian Cusick.Read More… »
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