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Plenty of film fans and hardened cinephiles are familiar with David Fincher’s filmography of award-winning dramas like “The Social Network,” “Fight Club,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” but other non-super fans may overlook his storied history with pop music. A new video essay from Patrick H. Willems seeks to fix that by analyzing what exactly made Fincher, in the words of Willems, “one of the best pop music video directors of all time.”
The essay takes a deep dive into Fincher’s work on the videos for Madonna’s “Vogue,” Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie,” and George Michael’s “Freedom.” Willems compares Fincher’s naturalized style to more mainstream pop videos, emphasizing the director’s rare talent for attention to detail, shooting choreography, and telling a story in a different medium. »
- Allison Picurro
Take a modern day, edgy Thelma & Louise and combine with it a female Fight Club, and you have Jakob Lass’ latest German flick, Tiger Girl! A Berlinale panorama special, this film is a daring, fast-paced, action packed story of Vanilla, a good girl gone bad, who receives her appropriate nickname by Tiger, a“new friend” and savior of sorts, whom she encounters during a time of duress. Tiger, played by the striking Ella Rumpf (quite reminiscent of a young Angelina Jolie), is a carefree, aggressive badass, who doesn’t take shit from anyone. She is a street-fighter with a conscience. Straddling the fine line between a menace to society and supergirls, the girls’ friendship is both strengthened and threatened as their various escapades test the limits of morality.
Pushing the boundaries of what’s socially acceptable, Jakob takes the same spontaneous Fogma approach in directing this film as he did with his last film, »
- Jenny Karakaya
In his collection Movies R Fun!: A Collection Of Cinematic Classics For The Pre-(Film) School Cinephile, Pixar story supervisor Josh Cooley reimagined iconic moments from R-rated classics in the style of a children’s book. Now, Reddit has compiled a gallery of some of the book’s drawings, which feature scenes from the likes of Pulp Fiction, Alien, Drive, Fight Club, and more.
If there’s one thing that connects the movies represented, it’s that they all exist in a heightened reality that lends itself to the “anything goes” world of animation, whether that be Drive’s bold color scheme, Pulp Fiction’s outsize characterizations, or Alien’s alien, which is just a pair of googly eyes away from being an intergalactic pet.
What’s next? Stuffed Tyler Durden dolls? That would be awesome.
- Randall Colburn
Following the news that Paramount has pulled World War Z 2 from its 2017 schedule, fans of the Brad Pitt led zombie romp were left at a loss. However news has surfaced that director David Fincher could perhaps save the film.
Fincher had been previously rumoured to helm the project and according to The Hollywood Reporter, there is a source that says the Fight Club director is still “very creatively interested in directing the movie”.
Apparently Fincher was looking to make the film about a man and his family navigating a zombie apocalypse — at a budget much less than that of the original movie.
The source went on to say that “He (Fincher) really would like to do it, »
- Samuel Brace
In a move that really didn’t surprise anyone, Paramount quietly removed World War Z 2 from their 2017 release schedule. Many of us expected that the zombie sequel was deader than dead, as there’d been no director attached, no production in motion, and no real momentum. It would have taken a miracle for it to have hit its June 2017 release date. So what does this mean for World War Z 2 as a project? Is it dead in the water, or is there a chance for it to get a second life after further development (it’s not like the film franchise is a stranger to difficult development and production)?
Not so fast, Pessimist Peter, THR is now reporting that one of their sources has some extra insight into the project. Not only could World War Z 2 resurface, but there are rumblings that director David Fincher is “very »
- Joseph Medina
Fans of zombie movies are still waiting on a sequel to 2013's World War Z, which was, despite some bumps in the road, a success for Paramount. The development process for World War Z 2 has also been a little rocky so far, with the studio recently taking the sequel off of their release schedule for 2017. Paramount still wants the movie to happen and perhaps, more importantly, David Fincher wants to direct it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Fincher, who worked with World War Z star Brad Pitt on Seven, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, is "very creatively interested in directing the movie." It was reported last year that Brad Pitt was trying to court David Fincher to direct World War Z 2 after director J.A. Bayona departed the project. Apparently, it worked. Here is what a source with knowledge of the situation had to say about it. »
Following the revelation that the new Friday the 13th movie has been canceled after Paramount Pictures removed it from their release schedule, some are fearing that the World War Z sequel might suffer a similar fate after vacating its 2017 release slot, but it appears that director David Fincher is still interested in keeping the living dead project alive.
According to THR, David Fincher remains “very creatively interested in directing the movie” after Paramount took the sequel to 2013’s World War Z off of their release schedule, presumably to set it for a later release in 2018 or ’19. World War Z 2 was initially slated to come out on June 9th of this year.
Back in August, it was first reported that Finhcer was in early discussions with the film’s star and producer Brad Pitt to helm the sequel after J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) departed the project. Fincher has previously worked with Pitt on Se7en, »
- Derek Anderson
As there have been no true production updates in quite some time, and shooting would have had to have already started, it should come as no surprise that World War Z 2 has been yanked from Paramount's impending release schedule. While a delay in the release date was expected, it now sounds like this movie might be dead altogether.
News of World War Z 2's inevitable delay comes just as Paramount Pictures canceled their Friday the 13th remake, which would have been the landmark 13th movie in that horror film franchise. The Hollywood Reporter doesn't give a definite reason for this halt in production on World War Z 2.
The original World War Z movie, which was based on Max Brooks zombie survival guide of the same name, was faced with quite a few problems of its own during production. And it underwent quite a few reshoots before hitting theaters. »
When you watch a film you often look for some meaning behind the images you are seeing. Whether it be horror, action, love, or any other genre there is an aim to the story. This is what makes Tetsuya Marko’s Destruction Babies (Disutorakushon beibîzu) so hard to pin down, because it doesn’t care about the rules, it just wants to cause chaos!
The film starts with Taira (Yuya Yagira) deciding to leave town before a coming of age festival. Nobody seems to care but for his younger brother Shota (Nijoro Murakami) who witnesses Taira being attacked by a group of young thugs. Wandering to a nearby city, he starts fighting with anybody in his path, which catches the interest of Yuya Kitahara (Masaki Suda) who soon joins Taira in his need for destruction. »
- Paul Metcalf
Adam Schroeder, whose producing credits include “Chronicle” and “Sleepy Hollow,” will produce under his Adam Schroeder Entertainment banner alongside Rob Paris (“The Blackcoat’s Daughter”) of Paris Film. Highland Film Group will handle international sales, and introduce to buyers next week at the Berlin Film Festival. UTA Independent will rep the U.S. rights.
Russell will portray a star athlete who undergoes an experimental surgery that permanently attaches a cutting-edge bionic arm and leg to his body after he loses his own in a car accident. But when he realizes the advanced intelligent prosthetics may have a destructive mind of their own, he begins a desperate fight to save himself and everyone around him.
“We’re going to explore the most current and innovative science and technology in this film, »
- Dave McNary
Attach will star Russell (pictured) as a star athlete who is fitted with a bionic arm and leg after a car accident and discovers the prosthetics may have a destructive life of their own.
“We’re going to explore the most current and innovative science and technology in this film,” said Schroeder. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of Chris Gorak’s provocative vision and distinctive worldview.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
A version of this article originally appeared on InStyle.com.
You guys, Kim Kardashian West needs our help.
On Jan. 31, Kim K. rallied her Twitter followers—the 50 million people who know her best—to recommend a bedtime read.
“Any good books I should start reading? I love reading before I fall asleep and need a new book,” she tweeted.
Any good books I should start reading? I love reading before I fall asleep and need a new book
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 1, 2017
Kardashian West followed up her initial tweet with a big announcement: She’s starting a book club »
- InStyle Staff
As all the disparate strands coalesce into a singular whole of villainy in this winter finale, Gotham gets grandiose, creates conclusion and makes season three worth an entrance fee. With people plunged into darkness, rioters running amok and one staple faced sociopath ruling the roost Gordon, Bullock and our boys in blue have their work carved out. Add to that kidnapping, revenge plots coming to fruition and a liberal ‘Fight Club’ lift thrown into the equation and things are shaping up nicely for a third act season three closer.
Chief amongst the attractions which have injected new life into this seasonal epiphany is Cameron Monaghan with his air of rusty nailed vocal malevolence. A presence not just within his scenes but also as a character pervading each bit part player who inhabits the darkness. This showman with additional metallic accoutrements has »
- Amie Cranswick
Classics like The Princess Bride, Titanic, and Wayne’s World in our February Events Guide!Classics like The Princess Bride, Titanic, and Wayne’s World in our February Events Guide!Jenny Bullough1/31/2017 10:02:00 Am
Ugh, February. The holidays are long over, winter’s charm has faded into dirty snow, and spring can’t come soon enough. Which makes it the perfect time of year to be comforted by some of your favourite, classic movies! What, you didn’t think Cineplex was just the place to go for new movies, did you? In case you didn’t already know, through our Event Cinema programming, every month you can see classic films back on the big screen as well as live theatre presentations, Broadway musicals, and more! Here are a few choice highlights from our February Events Calendar:
Feb 2: Amadeus – National Theatre Live
In Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, »
- Jenny Bullough
Ocean's 8 will be a reboot of George Clooney's Ocean's 11 franchise, and while everyone involved has kept a tight lip about the plot we do know that it will feature an all female cast and pictured above are the eight women rumored to be the actual "Ocean's 8". Now, I know where almost everyone's mind is heading right now -- way back to 2016 when an all female cast massacred Ghostbusters, tore the franchise to shreds, and stomped in the face of "Bill effing Murray" who was actually kind enough to lend his celebrity status to the movie. I do not think this will be the case in Ocean's 8 and the main reason is the caliber of most of the actresses involved. Let's take a look at the eight in the picture and a few more ladies involved as well.
The Eight Sandra Bullock
I am guessing she »
- Drew Carlton
This article originally appeared on EW.com.
After notching his first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this month, Ed Sheeran’s career is anything but down for the count, though the character he plays in the “Shape of You” music video could use a few pointers on holding his own in the ring.
The just-released clip, which debuted Monday morning online, sees the 25-year-old Grammy winner wooing a female boxer (Jennie Pegouskie) and playfully sparring with her in the gym before canoodling on the streets of Seattle, where the video was filmed.
After Sheeran loses his lady, the »
- Joey Nolfi
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“It does come from Fight Club,” he told the Evening Standard. “There is a line, ‘You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.’”
Palahniuk says that the term "snowflake" is even more accurate today than it was when the film Fight Club was released in 1999. “There is a kind of »
- Jennifer Konerman
Generally speaking, the rules of “Fight Club” apply to anybody who signs up for a “Star Wars” movie, but it seems that Woody Harrelson isn’t afraid of the mighty arm of Lucasfilm‘s legal department. The actor has already tossed around some details about his character in the upcoming Han Solo spinoff movie, but this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival he took it one step further.
- Kevin Jagernauth
She may be the star and creator of one of Netflix’s hottest new series, but Brit Marling gets starstruck just like the rest of us.
“Brad read the scripts and thought they were far-out and interesting,” revealed Marling, 33. “And I think as a performer he’s somebody who really takes risks. He’s somebody who’s always chosen the part that’s interesting. I remember watching Fight Club »
- Aurelie Corinthios
Batman is the most awesome comic book hero. I really don’t think that requires any discussion. I’m sure there are those out there that could make a strong argument in favor of Superman or Spider-Man, but for the majority of the geek community Batman is the ultimate embodiment of super hero culture. I wrote about this last year on Batman Day if you’re interested in diving deeper into that cave. The marketing campaign for The Lego Batman Movie sums it up nicely: Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman.
This discussion is going to be focused on one particular part of Batman that I don’t think gets explored enough. I’m talking about the area just south of Batman’s utility belt. The tool that the Caped Crusader uses far less often than batarangs, a grappling hook, or even Bat shark repellent. »
- Anghus Houvouras
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