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New to Streaming: ‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘Antichrist,’ ‘The Prestige,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Antichrist (Lars von Trier)

Like the majority of Lars von Trier films, from the first moments of Antichrist, one will be able to discern if it’s an experience they want to proceed with. For those will to endure its specific unpleasantness, there’s a poetic, affecting exploration of despair at its center. Chaos reigns, indeed. – Jordan R.

Where to Stream: FilmStruck

Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly)

Last year marked
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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘Split,’ ‘Ali,’ and More

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly)

Last year marked the 15-year anniversary of Richard Kelly’s debut cult curio, Donnie Darko. While the film’s cult-status has elevated it into its own separate canon alongside other 21st-century indie-cult hits, Kelly’s two other films — the positively delirious and daring Southland Tales and the labyrinthine sci-fi period piece The Box — prove that he is a director deserving of much greater consideration. Sadly it’s been about eight years since a new
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Interview: Richard Kelly on rereleasing Donnie Darko in an age of political anxiety

Richard Kelly isn’t often spoken of as a political filmmaker, despite the vein of social satire that runs through the three features he has released to date. Donnie Darko, his cult paean to teenage doom, was set shortly before the 1988 election in a Virginia suburb, against a cultural backdrop of vapid self-help seminars, psychotherapy, and midnight movies; the follow-up Southland Tales presented a dystopian future America taken over by trash culture and reactionary politics; while The Box reset Richard Matheson’s classic “Button, Button” to the mid-1970s economic recession. Perhaps most importantly, all three are fantastical—and sometimes even grotesque—stories about the end of the world, destiny, and powerlessness.

With Donnie Darko currently touring in a new 4K digital restoration (you can find the full list of theaters here), Kelly spoke to The A.V. Club by phone about the film’s enduring appeal, its controversial director
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Interview: Filmmaker Richard Kelly on Donnie Darko Returning to Theaters in 4K and Southland Tales

Last year marked the 15th anniversary of Donnie Darko, and Arrow Films is making sure that the film celebrates in style. They've teamed up with director Richard Kelly for a 4K restoration of the beloved cult movie, and following its UK theatrical release that began late last year, the 4K presentation is now coming to big screens in the Us (and on a new Blu-ray release this April). Recently, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Kelly to reflect on the making of Donnie Darko, restoring it in 4K, potentially returning to the world of Southland Tales, and the intriguing multiverse connection between his movies.

Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today, Richard. How did the restoration and the theatrical re-release of Donnie Darko come about? Did Arrow Films approach you, and was this something that you had been wanting to do anyway?

Richard Kelly: Yes,
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Richard Kelly Reflects on ‘Donnie Darko’ and Finding Catharsis in Apocalyptic Narratives

Last year marked the 15-year anniversary of Richard Kelly’s debut cult curio, Donnie Darko. On March 31st, the film will hit theaters once again in a brand-new, director-approved 4K restoration. While the film’s cult-status has elevated it into its own separate canon alongside other 21st-century indie-cult hits, Kelly’s two other films — the positively delirious and daring Southland Tales and the labyrinthine sci-fi period piece The Box — prove that he is a director deserving of much greater consideration. Sadly it’s been about eight years since a new film of his has been in theaters, but the time is surely ripe. Kelly’s visions of the end-times feel just as urgent now as they did when we were first introduced to them back in 2001. And since we’re living in a time when the formerly reclusive Terrence Malick is miraculously pumping out multiple films a year, there’s
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6 Filmmaking Tips from Richard Kelly

The ‘Donnie Darko’ director imparts important Hollywood lessons.Richard Kelly on the set of ‘Southland Tales

It only takes one movie to make you a notable filmmaker, as we’ve seen with Richard Kelly. His 2001 debut feature, Donnie Darko, is a “mainstream cult classic,” if the oxymoron may be allowed. Initially a flop, the sci-fi teen movie is now popular enough to warrant a new 4K restoration and re-release in honor of its 15th anniversary last year.

He has made two other features, neither of them so successful, and hasn’t directed anything in eight years. But that one movie is enough to make him an expert on the good and bad of Hollywood, and fortunately he hasn’t become a curmudgeon sitting on the wayside, so we can still look to his lessons learned and the six tips collected below as positive guidance.

Take Risks

Kelly’s first two movies (the second is Southbound Tales) are
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Get Out Has a Darker Alternate Ending Says Director

Get Out Has a Darker Alternate Ending Says Director
Universal's horror-thriller Get Out has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, making headlines for scoring a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes in its opening weekend, while easily taking the top spot at the box office. After dropping just 21% this weekend, Get Out has taken in over $75 million domestically, from just a $4.5 million budget. During a new interview, writer-director Jordan Peele reveals that he almost put in an alternate ending that was even more dark than the original ending. There will be Spoilers below if you haven't seen Get Out yet, so read on at your own risk.

Jordan Peele appeared on Buzzfeed's Another Round podcast, where he discussed the inspiration for making Get Out. The writer-director revealed that the notion of a "post-racial America" that surfaced during the Obama administration helped inspire this story about an interracial couple. Here's what the filmmaker had to say below.

"In the beginning, when
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Watch Behind-the-Scenes Footage from Get Out

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Jordan Peele's directorial debut, Get Out, is currently making a huge cinematic splash in theaters, and if you're interested in learning more about the making of the renowned horror movie, you can go behind-the-scenes on the set in official B-roll footage from the film.

"In Universal PicturesGet Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts
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Tensions Rise on the Roadside in Get Out Clip

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Beginning tonight, moviegoers can see Jordan Peele's anticipated directorial debut, Get Out, and to help hold fans over just a bit longer, a clip from the film teases a tense roadside encounter.

"In Universal PicturesGet Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses,
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Jordan Peele Discusses the “Stepford Zone” of Get Out in New Video

  • DailyDead
Ahead of the theatrical release of Get Out later this week, writer/director Jordan Peele discusses the film's Stepford Wives-esque environment and what he set out to achieve with the movie in a new behind-the-scenes featurette.

"In Universal PicturesGet Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses,
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Horror Highlights: Get Out-Inspired Music Video, Atomica, Us And Them, Feral, Schlitzie: One Of Us

  • DailyDead
Rome Fortune's new music video inspired by Jordan Peele's Get Out tops today's Horror Highlights, and we also have details on the campaign to make Schlitzie: One of Us and trailers for Atomica, Us and Them, and Feral.

Get Out Music Video: "Watch artist Rome Fortune’s music video inspired by the film.

In Universal PicturesGet Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads
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Universal Pictures Launches Online Gallery of Artwork Inspired by Jordan Peele’s Get Out

  • DailyDead
Jordan Peele has more on his mind than just scares with his directorial debut, Get Out. The actor and filmmaker hopes that Get Out sparks thought-provoking discussions among moviegoers, and the film has already gone beyond the screen by inspiring a new set of artwork that Universal Pictures has put on display in an online gallery.

You can check out the Get Out-inspired artwork below, and to learn more, visit GetOutArtGallery.com:

"Universal Pictures has just launched GetOutArtGallery.com featuring artwork inspired by Jordan Peele’s suspense thriller, Get Out.

Six pieces of striking original artwork are being showcased from artists Corey Barksdale, Frank Morrison, Sindisio Nyoni, Jermaine Rogers, Sharlene Artsy and Taj Tenfold.

“Art is the one tool we have against the true horrors of the world. I hope that Get Out is an inclusive experience that inspires people to just talk.” – Jordan Peele

"In Universal PicturesGet Out,
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Xx Review

Xx – an all-female directed horror anthology – couldn’t push against genre representation at a better time. You’d think those involved would come out fiery, focused and full of appropriate rage given current gender voicelessness. This was a chance for horror to champion female filmmakers, yet assertions are tepid at best. Even past the failed settling of gender scores, Xx lacks horror establishment of the basest engagement. Only one chapter stands out (victorious because of competition), while three more efforts drag their feet without enthusiasm. No statement is made, no mic is dropped and no lasting message lingers past the credits. Enjoy another mixed bag of spooky stories that do no bumping in any night.

Please note, such disinterest isn’t because my feeble male brain can’t comprehend a different perspective. Three of the four main characters are mothers, all caught in family dilemmas. That’s not where my disconnection stems.
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Watch Two Clips from Jordan Peele’s Horror Film Get Out

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Conversations get uncomfortable in two clips from Get Out, Jordan Peele's directorial debut that comes out in theaters on February 24th.

"In Universal PicturesGet Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a
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First Trailer for Magic Box Horror Film 'Wish Upon' Starring Joey King

"Its given me everything: money, love." "At what cost?" Broad Green has revealed a trailer for a horror film titled Wish Upon, about a teenager in high school who starts messing around with a mysterious magic box that her father brings home one day. The box grants her wishes that she uses to make her life better, but of course things start to go wrong and different people start to die after she makes a wish. This reminds me a bit of Richard Kelly's The Box. Joey King (seen in The Conjuring, White House Down, Wish I Was Here, Stonewall) stars, along with Sherilyn Fenn, Ryan Phillippe, Elisabeth Röhm, Shannon Purser, Ki Hong Lee, Sydney Park and Alice Lee. This actually looks fun, I always love mystery boxes. Take a look. Here's the first official trailer for John R. Leonetti's Wish Upon, originally from Yahoo: Years after her mother's suicide,
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Donnie Darko 3 Planned with Original Director Richard Kelly

Donnie Darko 3 Planned with Original Director Richard Kelly
Will we finally get Donnie Darko 3, a true sequel to the Jake Gyllenhaal sci-fi classic? Last year, the 2001 thriller Donnie Darko celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a 4K re-release in select U.K. theaters, although it never made it to the U.S. Now that the re-release is available on Blu-ray, writer-director Richard Kelly revealed in a new interview that he does have plans for a true follow-up that will return to this unique universe. While he doesn't offer specifics, the filmmaker explained that it will be even bigger and more ambitious than the original.

"I think there's something much bigger and more ambitious to do in that universe. It's big and expensive and I think there's time to get to that. I want to make sure we've got the budget to do it justice and not to compromise anything. Another story in this world needs resources and we need to have that in place.
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Richard Kelly has plans for a Donnie Darko sequel

Director Richard Kelly exploded onto the scene in 2001 with his acclaimed feature debut Donnie Darko, following it up with the divisive Southland Tales in 2006 and the 2009 Richard Matheson adaptation The Box before pretty much disappearing off the radar as he tried unsuccessfully to get several projects off the ground.

Now, chatting to HMV to promote the 4K restoration of Donnie Darko, Kelly has revealed that he has plans for another film set in the same universe, which he plans to focus on once he’s completed his next movie.

“I think there’s something much bigger and more ambitious to do in that universe,” said the director. “It’s big and expensive and I think there’s time to get to that. I want to make sure we’ve got the budget to do it justice and not to compromise anything. Another story in this world needs resources and we
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It seems Richard Kelly may be working on Donnie Darko 2

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Author: Scott Davis

Cult classic Donnie Darko has been in the news again recently after the film was re-released on Blu-ray and DVD to celebrate its 15th anniversary (you could still win a copy in our competition which closes tonight). Writer/director Richard Kelly has been speaking about both the restoration of the film and the impact it has had in the period since it was first released, for which he says may not be over with just yet.

Speaking to hmv, Kelly spoke about the film and the “universe” the film is set in and said that he is not opposed to returning to it at some point in the future, saying:

“I think there’s something much bigger and more ambitious to do in that universe. It’s big and expensive and I think there’s time to get to that. I want to make sure we’ve
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Richard Kelly is planning to make a new Donnie Darko sequel

Kirsten Howard Jan 26, 2017

In what is either the worst or best idea he's ever had, director Richard Kelly is plotting a return to his Donnie Darko universe...

Cult favourite Donnie Darko has held up well since its release in 2001. The time travel flick was an unexpected minor hit with moviegoers around the world, especially on home release, and launched the career of Jake Gyllenhaal into the stratosphere.

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Gyllenhaal played the titular character of the film, a teenager plagued by apocalyptic visions of a rabbit-suited man who eventually leads him to his grisly fate, accompanied by an 80s-themed soundtrack that is now virtually impossible to separate from the film's events.

An inevitable sequel followed in 2009, S. Darko, which focused on Donnie's little sister Samantha. The film was objectively a bit of a mess,
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Richard Kelly has plans for a bigger and more ambitious Donnie Darko sequel

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Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko was unleashed upon the world over fifteen years ago, and, although its box-office take didn't impress at the time, it soon developed a strong cult following and it seemed that almost everyone had an opinion on just what the heck was going on in the film. Kelly's next two projects, Southland Tales and The Box, weren't received nearly as... Read More...
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