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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.
Faith-based cinema is as diverse a genre as there is, from the extreme, often violent portraits of devotion from established directors like Martin Scorsese and Mel Gibson, to the attacks on logic in the God’s Not Dead and Left Behind pictures. Angus MacLachlan, a great storyteller of the not-too-deep south, offers a nuanced example of what this genre can bring, returning with the moving Abundant Acreage Available. »
- Jordan Raup
One of my favorite films out of Fantastic Fest 2017 was Kevin Phillips' Super Dark Times (read our review here), a haunting gut-punch thriller about two friends (Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan) who must wrestle with their own inner demons after a tragic accident causes a rift in their long-standing friendship and begins to take its toll on their respective psyches. While in Austin, Daily Dead was excited to speak with Phillips, Tahan, and Campbell about their experiences collaborating together on the project, tapping into their characters, and how their experiences on set were anything but Super Dark Times.
This film is something else, guys. We've seen coming-of-age stories before, but not like this. From your perspective as the director, Kevin, what did you »
- Heather Wixson
Drake Doremus has become one of the indie film world’s constant observers of disconnected romance, from his breakthrough debut “Like Crazy” to “Breathe In” and the Kristen Stewart-starring “Equals,” and he continues firmly in this wheelhouse in his next feature, “Newness.” The romance drama premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and reunites the director with his “Equals” leading man Nicholas Hoult.
“Newness” stars Hoult and “Victoria’ breakout Laia Costa as two Los Angeles millennials who match on a social media dating app and begin an intense and challenging open relationship. Danny Huston, Courtney Eaton, and Matthew Gray Gubler co-star.
“‘Newness’ is a very emotionally and physically bare movie — there’s nowhere to hide,” Doremus said to People, which has premiered the official first trailer below. “I think the »
- Zack Sharf
The blockbuster Stephen King adaptation It returned to take the top spot this weekend, after being knocked off by Kingsman: The Golden Circle last weekend, winning with an estimated $17.3 million, followed closely behind by newcomer American Made in second with $17.01 million and last weekend's winner Kingsman: The Golden Circle with $17 million. With all newcomers expected to underperform at the box office this weekend, it was believed to be quite the close race, which turned out to be true, with the top three spots separated by just $300,000. Since these movies are so close together in today's estimates, it's possible, if not likely, that the top three movies may switch spots when the actual numbers are released tomorrow.
Box Office Mojo reports that the It remake dropped 90 theaters in its fourth frame at the box office, bringing its theater count down to 3,917, but it still earned a respectable $4,419 per-screen average, bringing its domestic total to $291.1 million, »
With the Halloween season finally upon us, that we’ve got a ton of horror and sci-fi titles headed our way via VOD and various digital platforms throughout the month of October. Things kick off with the 1992 horror comedy Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which hits Digital HD for the first time ever on October 2nd. The very next day, Cult of Chucky, Super Dark Times, The Forlorned, and Realive all make their respective debuts, and just a few days later the holiday horror flick Better Watch Out arrives on October 6th.
October 10th is another busy day, with the digital releases of Wish Upon, Dementia 13, The 13th Friday, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Wes Craven’s cult classic Summer of Fear, and for those looking to spend their Friday the 13th at home, you’ve got M.F.A., Brawl in Cell Block 99, and the Psycho-themed documentary 78/52 to look forward to. »
- Heather Wixson
Today marks the limited theatrical release (screening list) of Super Dark Times, which hails from The Orchard. Telling the tale of a teenage boy who is part of a horrifying accident, Super Dark Times brings us back into the early… Continue Reading →
The post Here’s Why Super Dark Times Should Be On Your Radar appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Jonathan Barkan
Director Kevin Phillips stunning feature debut is true to its title. An unnerving and bleak examination on teen angst, Super Dark Times turns a horrific tragedy into a ticking time bomb of violence. In Brad’s review, he raves, “Super Dark Times is tragedy in its purest of forms, removing the safety blanket from suburbia, tormenting the […] »
- Meagan Navarro
That title? It’s not kidding. In Kevin Phillips’ “Super Dark Times,” darkness settles over a small Hudson Valley town after a horrific accident forever alters the lives of a group of seemingly normal teens, including stars Owen Campbell and Charlie Tahan. A cross between “Stand By Me” and “Donnie Darko,” with plenty of “Stranger Things” evocations for good measure, it’s the kind of film that lovingly recreates the final wonders of childhood while hitting back with some horrific adult truths. High school, what a thing.
Per the film’s official synopsis, “Zach (Campbell) and Josh (Tahan) are best friends growing up in a leafy Upstate New York suburb in the 1990s, where teenage life revolves around hanging out, navigating first love and vying for popularity. When a traumatic incident drives a wedge between the previously inseparable pair, their youthful innocence abruptly vanishes as their lives spiral into violence. »
- Kate Erbland
If you’re a member of a certain segment of the American population (yes, okay, Millennials, Gen Y, and the like), it’s likely that any affection you have for science was at least partially spawned by Bill Nye, the self-professed “science guy.” For many years, Nye’s infectious excitement for science was piped into schoolrooms across the country, aiming to make big questions seem fun and relatable and applicable to the everyday.
Read More:‘Bill Nye Saves the World’ Renewed For Season 2, Because Twitter Proves We Need It
A few years on, and Nye is still bent on making people love science, or at least respect and understand it. In the new documentary, “Bill Nye: Science Guy,” everyone’s favorite TV scientist looks to the future, and a bleak one, if more people don’t start listening to what the world is trying to tell them. These days, Nye »
- Kate Erbland
By Matthew Monagle
We spoke with the director and stars of 'Super Dark Times,' the hauntingly bleak coming-of-age film.
The article Fantastic Fest: A Conversation With the Cast and Director of ‘Super Dark Times’ appeared first on Film School Rejects. »
- Matthew Monagle
For a brief but blissful stretch, Super Dark Times comes closer than most films to capturing the private, painfully uncool world of teenage boys: the afternoons of eventfully uneventful downtime, burnt away on mild transgressions and conversational one-upmanship. Two gawky high schoolers, Zach (Owen Campbell) and Josh…
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- A.A. Dowd
On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I discuss the coming-of-age indie thriller “Super Dark Times” for our main review. The film, though set in the mid-nineties, may very well have the most apt title for our insane/bewildering real-life present. Our original review from Rotterdam found it to be something of a solid calling card for debut feature filmmaker Kevin Phillips, if not a wholly successful effort.
Continue reading ‘Super Dark Times’ At The Cinema, Plenty To Recommend On Streaming [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast] at The Playlist. »
- Erik McClanahan
“If anyone asks, we’re already f**cked.” Being a teenager is like the best thing ever and the worst thing ever all rolled into one. It’s that phase in your life where adulthood feels almost within reach, and yet, most of us lack the ability to fully grasp and comprehend “grown-up” scenarios when we find ourselves caught in the middle of them. It’s something this writer experienced many times as a teen (who thought she knew everything, and quickly realized she knew nothing), and a notion that first-time feature filmmaker Kevin Phillips deftly explores in his meticulously crafted coming-of-age psychological thriller, Super Dark Times, which repeatedly kicked me right in the gut in the best possible way.
- Heather Wixson
After New Line Cinema's It remake shook the box office out of its horrendous summer slump, it seems those glory days may be already over, with what looks to be a rather weak showing in theaters this weekend. Universal's American Made, Sony's Flatliners remake, PureFlix's A Question of Faith and Novus' Til Death Do Us Part will all be vying for the box office crown, along with an expanding Battle of the Sexes. But it seems like, despite a strong critical showing from American Made, Kingsman 2 will likely repeat atop the box office with a lukewarm $19.7 million, followed by American Made with $16.4 million.
Box Office Mojo reports that American Made will debut in roughly 3,000 theaters, while the Flatliners remake will only arrive in 2,200 theaters, although no theater count estimates were given for Til Death Do Us Part or A Question of Faith. Fox Searchlight's Battle Of the Sexes, »
Brooklyn's own Nitehawk Cinema has announced their programming guide for October and it includes Mario Bava's Kill Baby, Kill, Black Sabbath, and so much more. Also: check out a clip from Red Christmas before its home media release on October 17th, and we also have details on the Blu-ray release of Web of the Spider.
Nitehawk Cinema's October Programming Revealed: To learn about the October programming at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema, read the details below or visit them online.
We are in the midst of a horror film resurgence. A significant group of contemporary horror films made in the past couple of years is reminiscent of the socio-political classics of the 1960s and 1970s in that they are boldly confronting the terrifying undercurrent of life today. Like their predecessors, these films tackle class, gender identity, and race in a way that shows us both where we are and how far we, »
- Tamika Jones
As expected, after two weekends of box office dominance, New Line Cinema's It remake was finally dethroned. While it came in far lower than most projections, 20th Century Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle took the top spot at the box office with $39 million. Also as expected, Kingsman 2 easily beat its fellow newcomers The Lego Ninjago Movie and Friend Request, although they both came in far lower than most projections.
Box Office Mojo reports that Kingsman 2 opened in 4,003 theaters for a solid $9,743 per-screen average. While some had projected it to open in the $50 million range, the Kingsman sequel still managed to out-gross its predecessor, which opened with $36.2 million en route to a $128.2 million domestic debut and $414.3 million worldwide from an $81 million budget. The sequel was produced under a $104 million budget, but with its $61.2 million foreign debut, for a worldwide tally of $100.2 million, it's already very close to breaking even. »
Heading into Fantastic Fest ahead of it’s theatrical release is Kevin Phillips’ teenage nightmare Super Dark Times, which was actually penned by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, who wrote our V/H/S spinoff SiREN. I raved about the psychological thriller, explaining that “Super Dark Times is tragedy in its purest of forms, removing the safety blanket from suburbia, tormenting the town with a morbid tale […] »
- Brad Miska
While the It had no trouble repeating atop the box office for a second straight frame in a row last weekend, it doesn't seem that it will be going for a three-peat, with three new movies vying for the crown in wide release, 20th Century Fox's action-packed sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Warner Bros.' Lego Movie spin-off The Lego Ninjago Movie and Entertainment Studios' horror-thriller Friend Request. While it very well could be a close race, we're predicting that Ninjago will come out on top with $55.6 million, while Kingsman 2 will follow just behind with $52.4 million.
Box Office Mojo reports that both Kingsman 2 and Ninjago will be released in roughly 3,900 theaters, with Friend Request opening in roughly 3,000 theaters. All of those movies will still fall short of the 4,138 theaters that the blockbuster It remake was playing in last weekend, but after a record-breaking opening weekend, and a normal second-weekend drop, »
Today opens Fantasy Filmfest, the largest genrefilm festival in Germany, with screening locations in seven major German cities: Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Neuremburg, Berlin and Cologne. There will be an opportunity to catch the latest cream of the crop: "It", "My Friend Dahmer", "Victor Crowley", "It Came from the Desert", "It Comes at Night", "VampyrVidar", "Blade of the Immortal", "Sicilian Ghost Story", "Jungle", "The Villainess", "Super Dark Times", "Tragedy Girls", "The Strange Ones", "Playground", "Land of the Little People", "Killing Ground", "I Remember You", "Game of Death" and so much more For further info, look up http://www.fantasyfilmfest.com/...
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If you’ve already read our comprehensive, three-part fall-movie preview totaling 80 films, then you already have a strong sense of what will be included in this monthly round-up, but as new titles make their way to release calendars and our reviews come in, things will certainly shift. This month features the kick-off of fall film festivals, including Venice, Tiff, and Nyff, so check back for our coverage from each.
In the meantime, check out our recommendations of new releases below. It should be noted that this weekend, a 40th-anniversary restoration of Close Encounters of the Third Kind will get a nationwide release, thus proving to be the best option in an otherwise scarce lineup.
15. It (Andrés Muschietti; Sept. 8)
Synopsis: A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
Why You Should See It: Following The Dark Tower, the next »
- Jordan Raup
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