13 items from 2017
Louisa Mellor Aug 3, 2017
Top Of The Lake series two is a layered, unusual crime drama that's thrillingly impossible to predict...
This review contains spoilers.
2.1 The Loved One
TV is so saturated with crime mystery that it can feel as though we’ve seen it all before. Corpses on slabs, evidence walls, corrupt police, hard-drinking detectives with personal demons… Top Of The Lake has all of the above, with added extras. With strange imagery and offbeat characters, it gives us the genre essentials packaged alongside something new to look at and plenty new to think about.
Episode two’s flashback to Robin and Johnno’s wedding one month earlier overflowed with new things to look at. Unusual sights abounded – Tui in white coattails, the bride in a bomber jacket, »
Scott Discik is at it again!
According to videos and pictures shared by the two to Instagram, their Fourth of July weekend has already gotten off to a luxurious start.
One shot, taken Friday and posted to both of their pages, had the pals jumping for joy on the bow of a boat private boat. Later, Disick showed a shot of he, Aoki, and friends David Grutman and David Einhorn hanging inside the boat in style. »
- Dave Quinn
Those who snuggle up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn, a Slanket and a pile of Drew Barrymore DVDs are not seeking to have their core values challenged. We romcom fans are a disparate lot, but we are united in our pursuit of comfort. So perhaps we missed the big romance movies of the last six months. Loving and A United Kingdom both told the true stories of interracial couples who triumphed over 20th-century racism, while the contemporary-set horror Get Out, while not a romcom, used a fictional interracial couple to question how far we have really come.
- Ellen E Jones
Disneyland Resort held the grand opening of their first Marvel-themed attraction Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout last week (read our reaction here). Something new has popped up outside the attraction — an Avengers hatch of unknown origin. What does it mean? Let’s try to uncover the mystery of the Avengers hatch at Disney […]
The post Mysterious ‘Avengers’ Hatch Appears Outside New Disneyland Ride, What Is It? appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
For the longest time in superhero movies, not a lot of time was spent on the little guy. The superheroes would perform these massive feats of strength, level an entire city, and simply go about their business as if nothing went wrong. It happened all the time, and it’s only in recent years that these films have started to deal with the repercussions. The DC Extended Universe did so with Batman v Superman, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe did so with Captain America: Civil War. On the TV front, there’s an entire sitcom called Powerless that revolves around this whole idea of cleaning up after superheroes.
We’ve gotten to this place in film to where these deeper questions need to be ask. As the mythology grows, one has to begin to wonder how the actions from superheroes actually have an effect on this world. Now only do »
- Joseph Medina
An Even More Gruesome Future While still maintaining the online edition of Gruesome Magazine, the Grue-crew are expanding to produce quarterly print and digital editions of the magazine. The quarterly will include: In the range of 80 – 110 pages for the first issue Full-color covers Black & white interior pages for the print edition/color …
The post Something New and incredible is Coming from the Grue-Crew at Horror News Radio and Gruesome Magazine first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net 2017 - Official Horror News Site »
- Mike Joy
With the release of I am Setsuna set to coincide with the launch of the Nintendo Switch (3rd March), Square Enix have released a new accolade trailer titled ‘Something Old, Something New’ that showcases the classic Jrpg gameplay that players can expect to find in this critically acclaimed game. Watch the trailer below…
I am Setsuna follows the adventures of a young woman called Setsuna. Gifted with incredible power and inner strength she must set out on a journey to save the people of her land by sacrificing herself to a powerful fiend. The game is a homage to the classic Jrpg’s of yesteryear and uses the latest technology of today’s consoles to create a masterpiece of story telling. I am Setsuna also boasts a powerful and atmospheric soundtrack.
Tokyo RPG Factory have also been inspired by the combat mechanics of the timeless classic Jrpg, Chrono Trigger, to »
- Andrew Newton
Exclusive: Italian sales outfit picks up Ride, It’s The Law, and Two Irenes.
Rome-based sales company True Colours has added English-language extreme sports drama Ride, Italian box office hit It’s The Law and Generation Kplus title Two Irenes (As Duas Irenes) to its Efm slate.
Brazilian filmmaker Fabio Meira’s Two Irenes - about two girls with the same name and an unexpected connection – marks the first non-Italian production for Rome-based True Colours since it launched in 2015.
Ride is a horror thriller about extreme sports shot entirely on GoPro cameras by writing and directing duo Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro. It follows their military thriller Mine, starring Armie Hammer, which was picked up by Well Go USA Entertainment for North America.
The company has acquired sales on comedy duo Ficarra and Picone’s new hit It’s The Law (L’Ora Legale) about a village in Sicily that elects a straight-arrow professor as mayor. The film »
“Something new needs to happen soon.”
Thus says David Haller (Dan Stevens) to his sister (Katie Aselton) four-and-a-half minutes into the premiere of FX’s “Legion.” Like a red windshield scraper protruding from the snow, the line is a marker indicating that something new is indeed on its way. And that little foreshadowing is the most conventional bit of storytelling we get in the first installment of “Legion” — a relentlessly weird, relentlessly intriguing show that manages to stand out from the enormous crowd of the Peak TV era.
From “Fargo” writer and executive producer Noah Hawley, “Legion” tells the story of David Haller, played by “Downton Abbey” vet Stevens. David, as we learn in an opening montage set to The Who’s “Happy Jack,” was a baby, then a little boy, then a troubled teenager with some serious mental-health issues. Also maybe some superpowers.
For the initiated, this is not news. In »
- Daniel Holloway
Another superhero TV show, you say? It's true: FX's new marquee series Legion is based on a character from the X-Men universe, and it does come stamped with the Marvel Studios imprimatur. But trust us when we say this is no ordinary capes-and-costumes saga. The latest brainchild of Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley, this surreal side trip through Fox's mutantverse is far more reminiscent of the auteurist cinema of Stanley Kubrick or David Lynch than standard comic-book blockbuster fare. Fans expecting quippy one-liners and the usual let's-destroy-a-city-block-for-the-hell-of-it set pieces might be advised to look elsewhere. »
Zendaya doesn't just shut bullying down -- she takes action.
The 20-year-old actress called out an online troll who had been body shaming a young woman on Twitter.
More: Zendaya Responds to 'Spider-Man' Casting Controversy: 'People Are Going to React Over Anything'
"Stumbling across this is stupid s**t, she is fine as hell head to toe and guaranteed does't know you exist my man," Zendaya tweeted on Friday. "As for her, slay on queen."
"Can we find her @....I'd love for her to be a @dayabyzendaya model »
“Stranger Things” took home the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series award this evening at the SAG Awards. The ensemble cast includes Millie Bobby Brown, Cara Buono, Joe Chrest, Natalia Dyer, David Harbour, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Matthew Modine, Rob Morgan, John Paul Reynolds, Winona Ryder, Noah Schnapp, Mark Steger, and Finn Wolfhard.
Dragons, robots, queens and teens faced off in this category this year, with new series “The Crown,” “Stranger Things,” and “Westworld” nominated alongside veterans “Downton Abbey” and “Game of Thrones.” This was notably “Downton Abbey’s” last year of eligibility for the SAGs, which had previously won this category three times. But “Stranger Things,” with a cast largely composed of young unknown actors, marked this as a clear upset that indicates great things for the future of the show. »
- Liz Shannon Miller
Check out Cineplex Magazine's 2017 movie preview!
In some ways, Trainspotting is not the type of movie that begs a sequel. The frenetic, scatological story of heroine addicts Renton (Ewan McGregor), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen Bremner) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) was hailed as an indie gem when it was released in 1996, and needed no follow-up. But on the other hand, who better to catch up with than those chemical-addled misfits? Have they cleaned themselves up? Have they built enjoyable lives? Director Danny Boyle »
- Cineplex Magazine
13 items from 2017
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