3 items from 2014
Read our entirely spoiler-free review of Deep Breath, here.
After each screening, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat came out to peals of applause to talk about the episode (we’ve squirrelled those bits away until after the BBC One broadcast) the new Doctor, his relationship with Clara, and more. Amongst other things, read about Capaldi's audition for the role, first experience of stepping inside the Tardis, and, if he could, what he would tell his eight-year-old Doctor Who-fan self...
On series eight’s slightly different tone, pace and longer scenes:
Steven Moffat: To different degrees, that carries on throughout the series, »
It’s difficult to be scared of what you don’t believe in. Michael King, a documentary filmmaker whose wife has just died, has no belief in an afterlife and thus feels no fear when it comes to exploring the supernatural. He’s all too willing to tempt dark paranormal forces during the making of his latest film, and he’ll learn the hard way that supernatural forces not only exist, but are capable of great evil.
Anchor Bay Films’ upcoming horror movie The Possession of Michael King will be adding some paranormal scares to the summer.
The Possession of Michael King is slated for an August 22nd theater release and a home media release on August 26th:
“Beverly Hills, CA, May 28, 2014 – Anchor Bay Films is proud to announce the release of the highly-anticipated, terrifying supernatural horror film The Possession Of Michael King in theaters on August 22nd and available On iTunes, »
- Derek Anderson
Three days later, I’m still not quite sure what to make of Charlie Countryman. A messy, compelling fever dream of a film, it cleverly blends magical realism and the quest archetype with a Shakespearean love story and pulse-pounding action sequences, but it’s also by no means a home run. Trying to assign the film to a genre proved fruitless, and drawing its plot and characters out on paper in attempt to discern some deeper meaning only left me confused. Clearly, director Fredrik Bond (known for his music videos) prioritized style over substance with his first feature film. And to Bond’s credit, it’s filled with some strikingly beautiful moments. Outside of those moments, however, it’s difficult to get on Charlie Countryman‘s side, given its utter lack of concern for coherent storytelling.
If I had to describe Charlie Countryman to friends, I’d probably call it a dark, »
- Isaac Feldberg
3 items from 2014