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10 September 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Penned and to be directed by Omar Naim (The Final Cut), the film centers on a young woman who learns her fiancé has become possessed by an entity which takes over bodies, kills families and then moves on to new bodies. But now he wants to start his own family, which leaves her faced with an impossible choice about the one she loves.
- Rebecca Ford
Late in “Mektoub My Love: Canto Uno,” two characters make plans for a quiet, home-cooked pasta dinner. Just tomatoes, basil and garlic for the sauce, slow-cooked until rich and integrated in flavor: It’s critical, they agree, that it takes its time to simmer. Abdellatif Kechiche’s filmmaking often follows a similar recipe of everyday components turned flavorfully complex with the patient investment of time: It’s how his Palme d’Or-winning “Blue is the Warmest Color” turned an ostensibly simple story of first love and heartbreak into a human odyssey of intricate interior detail. Another gorgeous three-hour study of young, attractively housed hearts in often turbulent motion, “Mektoub” is a frequently seductive sensory epic of equivalent ambition, yet despite its woozily pleasurable set pieces, the fraught emotions binding them are less urgent, and the perspective of its protagonist far less immediate.
Somehow Kechiche — loosely adapting the novel “La blessure, la »
- Guy Lodge
Happy September, guys! This month’s home entertainment releases are wasting no time, as Tuesday looks to be another stellar day of horror and sci-fi titles coming our way. For those of you excited for Blade Runner 2049, Warner Bros. is putting out The Final Cut version of Ridley Scott’s original masterpiece in 4K Ultra HD, and Criterion is giving Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca their trademarked HD treatment with a stunning new release.
As far as new indie horror movies go, both A Dark Song and Raw come home this Tuesday and are well worth your time, and for those of you Winchester brothers fans out there, the 12th season of Supernatural is being released this week, too.
- Heather Wixson
- Danny Salemme
Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” is easily one of the most anticipated releases of the fall movie season, and it looks like everyone deciding to see the movie on the big screen is going to want to make themselves very, very comfortable in their seats.
The sequel is skipping festival season but has begun screening and sources say it runs well over the two-and-a-half hour mark. The exact runtime has not been confirmed by Warner Brothers yet, but Sony Russia has listed the movie at 163 minutes, which means we’d be getting 2 hours and 43 minutes of jaw-dropping Roger Deakins cinematographer.
#BladeRunner2049 is apparently 163 mins long (Tbc runtime from Sony Russia, via Dcp distribution service Kinoplan & https://t.co/GlhBo7IpNt) pic.twitter.com/4Rxp2TzW3R
— Anton Volkov (@antovolk) August 29, 2017
The average runtime for studio blockbusters has been way past the two-hour mark for some time now, but 163 minutes »
- Zack Sharf
29 August 2017 8:06 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
It all starts with a boiling pot of soup.
The original introduction to Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) in the early version of the Blade Runner script, then titled Dangerous Days, was brilliant and would have submersed audiences into the android world in an instant.
It was all born out of an image director Ridley Scott saw in his mind: a boiling pot of soup on a stove in a farm house.
Paul M. Sammon, author of Future Noir: The Making of Blade »
- Ryan Parker
Picking up thirty years after the events of the first film, Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming “Blade Runner 2049” is tasked with not only weaving a brand new story, but explaining what exactly has occurred since the conclusion of Ridley Scott’s epic sci-fi opus. In hopes of bridging that gap, the director tasked a trio of filmmakers to craft three ambitious new shorts, all set between the original film and his new sequel, due out later this fall.
Collider has debuted the first short, entitled “2036: Nexus Dawn,” which features “Blade Runner 2049” star Jared Leto in character as apparent replicant-building genius (and perhaps madman?) Niander Wallace. Directed by Ridley’s own son Luke Scott, who last directed the feature “Morgan,” the film is set in 2036, halfway between the »
- Kate Erbland
There are multiple versions that exist of Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner, which is based on author Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and Alamo Drafthouse and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have announced a special 4K screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut! Continue reading for more details on the screening:
Press Release: Austin, TX --- August 17, 2017 --- On Thursday, August 31st, audiences across the country will immerse themselves like never before in legendary director Sir Ridley Scott's mesmerizing neo-noir vision, Blade Runner: The Final Cut.
Alamo Drafthouse and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment are proud to present Blade Runner: The Final Cut, screening for the first time in glorious 4K resolution, taking viewers even deeper into Ridley Scott's post-apocalyptic, dystopian vision. Starring Harrison Ford as the iconic Rick Deckard, Blade Runner: The Final Cut is widely accepted as one »
- Tamika Jones
Ryan Gosling finds a few moments of peace at the beginning of the footage before being dragged into the world of Replicants, causing him to search for guidance from a gruff Harrison Ford. A very sinister and stylized Jared Leto has an evil plan afoot, and explosions, icky Replicant harvests, and lots of beautiful shots, courtesy of the legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins, follow.
Villeneuve recently told IndieWire about how Deakins brought his unique talent to the sci-fi project.
“He’s more of a scientist sometimes and it’s so important for him to be precise with how the logic of light works in the shot,” Villeneuve said. »
- William Earl
Mike Cecchini Aug 24, 2017
1989's The Punisher is Marvel's first superhero movie.
When you see it written out this way, it is really weird, isn't it? But it's true. The Punisher, the 1989 movie starring Dolph Lundgren as Marvel's premiere vigilante, really is the first Marvel superhero movie. While other Marvel superheroes (most notably Hulk and Spider-Man) had shown up in TV movies and series, they weren't big screen concerns. The 1944 Captain America movie serial doesn't count, because it's a serial not a feature film. The 1986 Howard the Duck movie is technically the first Marvel film, but he isn't a superhero. None of 'em tick all the appropriate boxes. The Punisher, for better or worse, does.
In what’s surely a coincidence, “Blade Runner: The Final Cut” comes to Blu-ray in a new 4K transfer a month before “Blade Runner 2049” hits theaters. Warner Bros. just released a new trailer for the latest iteration of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, which takes place in a 2019 Los Angeles that, if we’re being honest here, probably isn’t too close to what L.A. will actually look like in a couple years. What’s that line about tears in rain?
Here’s the synopsis, if you need to refresh your memory: “21st-century detective Rick Deckard brings his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants — and is »
- Michael Nordine
“Blade Runner” turns 35 years old this year, and while the ultimate celebration will hopefully arrive with Denis Villeneuve‘s sequel “Blade Runner 2049,” there’s another way you can blow out the candles on the cake. Warner Bros. is gearing up to release a 4K edition of the film, and if you thought Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi couldn’t look more dazzling, guess again.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Mid-summer is a crucial time in the life of movies in production. Distributors have to figure out where they belong. Will they pass muster for the crazy competitive primetime award season, when scrutiny and costs are exponentially higher? Already, many movies that need a wider berth are moving into 2018. Some fortunates will be finished in time for the fall festival crucible. And others will just make it into theaters by the end of the year.
Read MoreSave the Dates: Here’s the 2017-2018 Awards Calendar
Written by David Scarpa (“The Last Castle,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still”) from the true story of the kidnapping of Getty Oil scion John Paul Getty III, the biopic stars Oscar perennial Michelle Williams (four nominations), two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, »
- Anne Thompson
1971 / 1:85 / Street Date June 27, 2017
Cinematography: John Coquillon
Produced by Daniel Melnick
Music: Jerry Fielding
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Adrift from civilization, an attractive young couple find themselves threatened, assaulted, and eventually compelled to defend themselves in a bloody showdown. That is the basic premise of Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs, released in 1971 and inspired by some of the same movies then crowding the legendary dives of 42nd street. On its surface Straw Dogs is pure exploitation but its lasting power resides in Peckinpah’s transformation of those visceral grindhouse cliches into an appalling examination of human nature.
- Charlie Largent
Musical chameleon Mike Patton has announced that he's working on a score for the Netflix adaptation of the Stephen King novella 1922. In November of last year, it was announced that Netflix would be making a movie based on King's short story. Zak Hilditch will direct the movie based off of the screenplay that he wrote. The story is told through the narration of the main character who confesses to murdering his wife and later believes that she is haunting him. Not much else has been revealed about the movie, but we have learned that Mike Patton has already composed the score.
Mike Patton, who is probably best known as the lead singer of the experimental rock band Faith No More, recently spoke to Rolling Stone about his new black metal project Dead Cross with ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo. At the end of the article, Patton casually mentions that he has »
On a recent Sunday morning in London, BBC documentary host Louis Theroux was cooking pancakes for his children in his pajamas when local police came to his home to look into a reported threat on his life.
Then things got stranger. The police said they learned of the threat because the Church of Scientology had reached out to them … to pass along word of someone else purportedly out to harm Theroux.
“Maybe, thanks to them, I was saved from having some deranged Louis Theroux-hater coming around and whacking me around the head,” said Theroux, whose latest documentary, “My Scientology Movie,” opens in theaters today. “I just thought, this is vaguely comical.”
A certain amount of strange behavior is to be expected when making a movie about Scientology. The organization is well known for »
- Andrew Lapin
Cedric will portray a pastor at a mega-church and a rival to Hawke’s character, an ex-military chaplain wracked by grief over the death of his son. Seyfried plays a member of his church whose husband, a radical environmentalist, commits suicide and sets the plot in motion.
Schrader is directing “First Reformed” from his own script. His writing credits include the Martin Scorsese films “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” “The Last Temptation of Christ” and “Raging Bull.” His directing credits include “Hardcore,” “American Gigolo,” “Affliction,” “Cat People,” “Auto Focus,” “The Canyons,” “Patty Hearst,” and most recently “Dog Eat Dog.”
The project was unveiled with the Hawke and Seyfried castings in September »
- Dave McNary
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