5 items from 2016
I don’t think that Jonah Hill quite gets the appreciation that he deserves within the industry. Yes, he’s been cited by Oscar twice with Academy Award nominations in Best Supporting Actor (the first for Moneyball and the second for The Wolf of Wall Street) and has anchored a hugely successful comedy franchise, but still, he comes off as under-appreciated. Perhaps when he makes his directorial debut in a year or so that will change, but for now, he’s still underrated in my book. This week, he has a new film out in War Dogs, which could be another hit on his resume. He also has last week’s successful Sausage Party, an animated movie in which he is one of the voices. He certainly keeps busy, right? For those of you who are curious, War Dogs is dramedy about two young men who became unlikely gun runners. »
- Joey Magidson
Kevin Smith has made a name for himself with his edgy films, which feature his own unique ear for dialogue and off-the-wall premises. Recently, he has written and directed a trilogy of horror-comedies dubbed the “True North trilogy”; the first film in the series was “Tusk,” about a missing podcaster who gets turned into a walrus, which received mixed reviews. The next film “Yoga Hosers” premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will be released into theaters on September 2nd. But before the official release, Fathom Events and SpectiCast will host a one-night only film event in select theaters on August 30th. The event will also feature behind-the-scenes footage from the set, interviews with cast and crew, as well as a post-screening Q&A with writer and director Kevin Smith and members of the cast, captured at the premiere in Red Bank, New Jersey.
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- Vikram Murthi
You gotta hand it to director Jaume Collet-Serra. In just a little over eleven years behind the camera, he’s been responsible for three really strong modern horror classics—2005’s House of Wax (I’ll humbly defend this one to the bitter end, folks), Orphan, and now The Shallows, which has Blake Lively facing off against a deadly oceanic predator for 87 minutes. Taut, thrilling, and viciously fun, The Shallows is a great summer thriller that perfectly demonstrates the truth of that old adage: sometimes less truly is more.
The Shallows follows free-spirited Nancy (Lively) down to a secluded and mysterious beach in Mexico after recently taking a leave from medical school due to the untimely loss of her mother. Nancy is looking to take in some waves and get away from it all, so she heads out to an area her mother once surfed years ago—a place we don »
- Heather Wixson
Set to adorn the latest issue, Game Informer has premiered new details relating to Arkane Studio’s stealth sequel Dishonored 2 and, specifically, the voice cast that will be bringing the clandestine story to life.
Featuring screen talent from Daredevil, Game of Thrones and The Wire, it’s been revealed that Rosario Dawson and Vincent D’Onofrio will shift from the grimy streets of Hell’s Kitchen to the voice booth to portray Megan Foster and Luca Abele, respectively. Elsewhere, Jamie Hector, Pedro Pascal – who famously played the Red Viper in HBO’s political epic – and Gotham star Robin Lord Taylor complete the lineup.
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In terms of the core duo anchoring Dishonored 2, they’ll be portrayed by Bethesda stalwarts as opposed to screen talent. Firstly, Stephen Russell (Thief, Fallout 4, Skyrim) will lend a voice to the once-silent Corvo Attano, while Erica Luttrell – who also appeared in »
- Michael Briers
With the new year, we will have new theatrical frights. January, February and October are usually hot months for horror and come January 8th, a new film called The Forest will be released. What’s interesting about this film is that it is based on the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest. Here’s a video that Vice did on the forest:
Truly spooky stuff.
To celebrate The Forest, we have 5 Run-of-Engagement passes to give out to our readers.
The forest is real. Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mr. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller The Forest.
An American woman, Sara (played by Natalie Dormer of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games), journeys to the forest in search of her twin sister Jess (also played by Ms. Dormer), who has mysteriously disappeared. Frustrated at Jess’ pattern of behavior, »
- Andy Triefenbach
5 items from 2016
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