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Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, Tawanda Manyimo, Anamaria Marinca | Written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, Ehren Kruger | Directed by Rupert Sanders
Based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell follows Major (Scarlett Johansson), a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who believes she was rescued from near death. The first of her kind, Major is a human mind inside an artificial body designed to fight the war against cyber-crime. While investigating a dangerous criminal, Major makes a shocking discovery – the corporation that created her lied about her past life in order to control her. Unsure what to believe, Major will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery of her true identity and exact revenge against the corporation she was built to serve.
- Phil Wheat
The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) Blu-ray Review, a movie starring Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, Sennia Nanua, Dominique Tipper, and Anamaria Marinca. Release Date: April 25, 2017 Plot “Humanity has been all but destroyed by a fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries.” Only a small group of children seems to be [...]
Continue reading: Blu-ray Review: The Girl With All The Gifts (2017): A Zombie Movie with Few Gifts »
- Nick DeNitto
Ghost in the Shell, 2017.
Directed by Rupert Sanders.
In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.
Ghost in the Shell is a live-action Anime. Right about now you might be saying “No shit, Sherlock, it’s based on a revered Japanese Manga and popular 1995 Anime movie” and other such relevant information, but what I mean by my lede is that this is the first film that actually looks and feels like a successful transition from Japanese artistry to American Hollywood film. Everything from the visuals, to the appearances of individual characters, to the cyberpunk fantasy setting, all the way »
- Robert Kojder
vGet in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesNEWSPoster for a Wordless Music performance of Moonlight. Design by Midnight Marauder.The Academy Awards on Sunday were mostly a by-the-books affair—notably with an increase in the number of black artists being recognized and awarded—...that is, until the ending when La La Land was mistakenly awarded Best Picture when in fact the far more deserving Moonlight actually won.American actor Bill Paxton, whose career ranged from beloved character (Aliens) actor to terrific lead (Big Love), died during complications due to heart surgery. Keyframe has gathered remembrances.Recommended VIEWINGThe influence of "high art" filmmakers like Stan Brakhage on popular culture is something few acknowledge, so it's particularly interesting to see this perfume ad starring Angelina Jolie that was directed by Terrence Malick. It feels at once utterly of the filmmaker's past work, but also almost entirely in the language of modern advertising. »
Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced that it will release Colm McCarthy’s latest film, The Girl with All the Gifts, on home video this coming April 25. Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, and Anamaria Marinca star. Synopsis: Humanity… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
Mars stars Ben Cotton, Alberto Ammann, Anamaria Marinca, Clementine Poidatz, Jihae and Sammi Rotibi, and is an epic docudrama series set in the year 2033. It jumps between two timelines: the non-fictional present, where real-life game changing people like Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Petranek talk about their hopes for putting people on Mars; and a fictional future where colonization begins and attempts to grow in the harsh environment.
Brian Grazer and Ron Howard executive produce Mars and it shows with visual effects befitting a Hollywood cinematic production. You almost expect Matt Damon to pop up and offer his expertise. A second season has already been ordered up by National Geographic.
Mars on Blu-ray and DVD »
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.
This Past Weekend:
Presidents' Day weekend was an interesting one at the box office, and as with most holiday weekends, it was particularly difficult to figure out how things might fare, other than The Lego Batman Movie, which remained at #1 with almost $45 million over the four-day weekend. Fifty Shades Darker followed with $21.3 million, about a 50% drop. Last week, I thought that the Ice Cub comedy Fist Fight would beat The Great Wall, although it seemed like it could be a close race. Nope. Matt Damon’s action epic came in third place with $21.6 million, which is a couple million more than my original prediction, but The Fist Fight fell short of my prediction by almost $10 million, grossing $14.5 million in its first four days. »
- Edward Douglas
Over the past few years, moviegoers have clocked eyes on girls with dragon tattoos and unassuming girls riding along on trains, but in 2017, director Colm McCarthy will introduce The Girl With All the Gifts,
Otherwise known as Melanie, in McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic thriller, Sennia Nanua’s gifted individual is at once our greatest threat and only hope. Forced to undergo a series of harrowing experiments at a military base in rural England, it’s here that Nanua’s youngster begins to display a handful of those special gifts, placing the likes of Miss Justineau and the gruff Sergeant Parks – Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine, respectively – on red alert.
And though it may tout many of the tried-and-tested tropes of the zombie genre – the barren, bleak environments, the Messiah figure – The Girl With All the Gifts has been scoring positive reviews ahead of its bow later this month. M.R. Carey »
- Michael Briers
After Train to Busan helped re-ignite the zombie genre this summer, another promising flesh-eating flick will land next month. Director Colm McCarthy, who has helmed a batch of TV episodes, including Sherlock and Peaky Blinders, has made his feature debut with an adaptation of the best-selling novel by M.R. Carey, The Girl With All The Gifts. Ahead of a release in late February, the U.S. trailer has now arrived.
The story follows Melanie (newcomer Sennia Nanua), a young girl living a post-apocalyptic world who has a special bond to a woman (Gemma Arterton). Contained in an army base research facility with other children, Melanie is released when a revelation means she could be the ray of light the world needs.
We said in our review, “With the pedigree of a starry cast and acclaimed literary source material, it’s not unfair to read into The Girl with All the Gifts »
- Jordan Raup
9 items from 2017
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