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‘Monos’ Debuts Mild, ‘Ms. Purple’ Grows In Second Weekend, ‘Brittany’ Continues Its Marathon – Specialty Box Office

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‘Monos’ Debuts Mild, ‘Ms. Purple’ Grows In Second Weekend, ‘Brittany’ Continues Its Marathon – Specialty Box Office
The specialty box office was fairly quiet this weekend, with a handful of releases and holdovers that were, at best, mild.

Neon and Participant Media‘s Monos hit theaters in New York and Los Angeles on a total of five screens. Directed by Alejandro Landes, the Red Dawn-esque dramatic thriller starring Julianne Nicholson made its debut at Sundance and won the World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize. With that accolade under its belt, it raked in an estimated $43,285 for its opening weekend, averaging $8,657. In New York, the film opened at the Angelika and Landmark 57, while in L.A., it debuted at the Arclight Hollywood and Landmark. Even so, we hear that of all the theaters, the Angelika brought in a decent audience, while the others didn’t fare very well.

The Michael Tyburski-directed drama The Sound Of Silence from IFC Films, starring Peter Sarsgaard and Rashida Jones, debuted quietly
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More "Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood"

Thanks to the critical and box office success of writer/director Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood", actor Brad Pitt aka movie stunt double, bodyguard 'Cliff Booth' in the new film, is open to reprising his character for an extended episode, 'streaming mini-series', featuring new content and character backstories as a complement to the film:

"...I look at a mini-series where you can spend much more time on characters and story and explore angles you don't always get to do in films", said Pitt. 

"So much of these films end up on the cutting room floor because they just don't fit in that box. 

"That's why I think it's interesting that Tarantino previously took 'Hateful Eight' and ostensibly repurposed it as a three-part series. It's almost the best of both worlds. 

"You have the cinema experience that exists, but you can actually put more content into the series format.
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Q&a: Lexy Kolker Reflects on Working with the Legendary Bruce Dern and Celebrating Her Birthday on the Set of Freaks

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What if you were prevented from leaving your house by the one who loves you the most? Would you believe their warnings of the outside world, or would you wonder what's really on the other side of your front door? That's the question Chloe faces in Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein's new sci-fi thriller Freaks, and with the film now in theaters from Well Go USA, we caught up with Kolker in our latest Q&a feature to discuss getting into her character's claustrophobic mindset, working with Bruce Dern and Emile Hirsch, and how the cast and crew surprised her on her birthday.

Thanks for taking the time to answer questions for us, Lexy, and congratulations on your new movie, Freaks! What was the audition process like for your character, Chloe, and what made you want to play her in this film?

Lexy Kolker: The audition process
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How 'Freaks' Filmmakers Finally Got to Tell Their Story

How 'Freaks' Filmmakers Finally Got to Tell Their Story
The stakes were high as Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky headed to Toronto one year ago to debut Freaks, their long-gestating, low-budget sci-fi feature. The filmmakers had spent years writing the script, which centers on a young girl cloistered in a house with her paranoid father. They spent years more getting it made, raising money, attracting actors like Emile Hirsch and Oscar nominee Bruce Dern to work for little pay, and drawing on friends and family for countless weekend test screenings to perfect the film's reveals.

Now, the time to show it off had arrived, and the filmmakers were ...
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Universal Is Producing an Amblin-Inspired Family Adventure Film Called Outside The Box

Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to a new family adventure film project called Outside The Box. The film is said to have fantasy elements with the tone of the movies made by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin banner in the 1980s.

The film comes from Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky, who are behind the upcoming sci-fi thriller Freaks. They will write and direct the film, but unfortunately, we don’t have any plot details to share with you at this time.

The duo’s upcoming film Freaks stars Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, and Lexy Kolker. The film tells the story of a young girl who may be more than she seems and who ventures out of the house she's been locked in by her father. The film has been making the rounds at the film festivals and has been compared by many to Spielberg’s early films. When talking about Freaks and their future,
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New clips from sci-fi horror Freaks starring Emile Hirsch and Bruce Dern

Coinciding with its Us theatrical release, two new clips have arrived online from Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky’s sci-fi thriller Freaks; watch them below…

See Also: Read our reviews for Freaks here and here

In this science-fiction thriller, a disturbed father (Emile Hirsch) locks his bold 7-year-old daughter (Lexy Kolker) in a house, warning her of grave dangers outside. But the mysterious Mr. Snowcone (Bruce Dern) convinces the girl to escape and join him on a quest for family, freedom, and revenge.

Freaks is set for release on September 13th and stars Emile Hirsch, Lexy Kolker, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, and Amanda Crew.

The post New clips from sci-fi horror Freaks starring Emile Hirsch and Bruce Dern appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Lexy Kolker Relished “Safe Environment” Of Immersive ‘Freaks’ Experience

Freaks is a first rate sci-fi thriller about a Chloe (Lexy Kolker), a 7-year-old whose father (Emile Hirsch) may be too paranoid for his own good. When an ice cream truck driver appropriately named Mr. Snowcone (Bruce Dern) enters Chloe’s existence, she begins to wonder what is beyond her secluded home.

The picture, which co-stars Amanda [...]

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival Menu To Begin With ‘Eat, Brains, Love’ As Opening Film

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival Menu To Begin With ‘Eat, Brains, Love’ As Opening Film
Exclusive: The 2019 Screamfest Horror Film Festival has taken a bite out of Eat, Brains, Love, setting the Rodman Flender-directed zombie romantic comedy as its opening-night film. The annual genre fest will run October 8-17 at the Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood.

Eat, Brains, Love, which world premiered last month at the UK’s Frighfest, is about Jake (Jake Cannavale) and his dream girl Amanda (Angelique Rivera). The good news is she finally knows his name — but the bad news is both contracted a mysterious sexually transmitted zombie virus and devoured the brains of half their senior class. A teen psychic (Sarah Yarkin) sent by the government’s top-secret Necrotic Control Division is sent to track them down. Patrick Fabian also stars.

Mike Herro and David Strauss wrote the script based on the novel by Jeff Hart. The pic is produced by Tommy Coriale, Tony Disanto, Brian Hoff, Van Toffler and Cody Weig.
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“Freaks” Is An All Around Surprising Genre Effort

Science fiction on a budget can be tricky sometimes to properly pull off. There are countless instances where not having the required resources can compromise an otherwise extravagant vision. However, there are also plenty of times where working without a ton of money can lead to extra creativity. Here, with Freaks, the small budget actually is a boon to the project. Focusing in on the quartet of main cast members, as well as the unseen implications of the concept, leads to a truly engaging experience. Whereas the X-Men franchise has gone off the rails as it got more and more expensive, this little film is actually far superior, for a fraction of the price tag. Taking place after an unseen but often mentioned cataclysmic event, the world now has a number of “freaks” in it, dubbed “abnormals” by the government and hunted down/imprisoned, when they’re not just out and out killed.
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Movie Review – Freaks (2019)

Freaks, 2019

Written and Directed by Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein

Starring Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Amanda Crew, Lexy Kolker, Ava Telek, Aleks Paunovic, Michelle Harrison, and Matty Finochio


A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father’s protective and paranoid control.

Freaks is a movie that should be enjoyed knowing next to nothing going in. As a matter of fact, I will break it down into the simplest summary; it’s a sci-fi/horror feature about a young girl that desperately wants her dead mother back or to have a replacement. Thankfully, it’s an emotional hook that writers and directors Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein do their best to never lose sight of.

Their story begins taking us through the daily routine of a father and daughter living down in a dilapidated home.
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“Ad Astra” And “The Goldfinch”: Films To See In September

With the social media airwaves filled with buzz about potential Academy Award contenders out of the Telluride Film Festival and Venice Film Festival, it’s clear we’ve reached the month of September. The summer is over. Today, we’ll be looking at the weeks ahead, with the potential Oscar players, alongside the general fall releases for the month. It’s a rather exciting time, as I always tell you around this time. As always, September looks to be rather promising, and especially in a few key spots, it could be downright truly exciting, if slightly top heavy. Take a look below for the month’s top picks, as always, and sit tight for more on most, if not all, of them over the next 30 days or so… Here now are September’s best cinematic bets: 10. Downton Abbey – The television program becomes a feature film. I’ll confess to never having seen the show,
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Peanut Butter Falcon Directors Talk Crafting Their Heralded New Gem [Exclusive]

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Peanut Butter Falcon Directors Talk Crafting Their Heralded New Gem [Exclusive]
We're transitioning out of the summer movie season and into the fall, which means we're going to start seeing a lot of the movies that will be the talk of the town during awards season. While much is yet to be determined, it seems like a sure bet that The Peanut Butter Falcon will be a big part of that conversation. The slice-of-life tale has been earning heaps of praise from critics ever since its debut at SXSW.

There are many hooks to this one. It features an acclaimed performance by Shia Labeouf, who is on his way to making something of a comeback. There's also the star at the center of the whole thing, Zack Gottsagen, an actor with Down Syndrome who has earned widespread acclaim for bringing the character of Zak, who runs away from home to chase his dreams of becoming a pro wrestler, to life. The
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Movie Review – The Mustang (2019)

The Mustang, 2019.

Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre.

Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Gideon Adlon, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern, Josh Stewart, and Connie Britton.


While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.

One of the many great storytelling decisions within The Mustang is that the family drama is kept to a minimum in order to maintain focus on the numerous parallels between inmates undergoing rehabilitation and untamed captive animals. However, when there are correctional facility visits from Roman Coleman’s (Matthias Schoenaerts) hurting and pregnant daughter Martha, they don’t just resonate and expand on the unfolding narrative, they directly confront the viewer with a complicated question that is absolutely vital to the current times, and that is, even if Roman is
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Class of 1989: “We’re the Lunatics!” – Celebrating the Humor and Horror of Joe Dante’s The ’Burbs

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[We're celebrating some of the most memorable horror and sci-fi movies of 1989 this month in Daily Dead's Class of 89 retrospective series! Check back on Daily Dead throughout the rest of August for more special features celebrating the 30th anniversaries of a wide range of horror and sci-fi films!]

In February of 1989, Joe Dante snuck a horror movie into a major studio family comedy like a family of murderers sneaking onto the quiet streets of suburban America. Audiences going to theaters for the new Tom Hanks movie—fresh off his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for Big—didn’t know what they were in for until it was too late. The movie was The ’Burbs, and though it was a box office success at the time, it has come to enjoy the kind of cult fandom typically reserved for movies misunderstood in their day. It’s the rare movie that has enjoyed the best of both worlds.

Living in two worlds is what The ’Burbs does best. It’s both a broad comedy and a sharp satire. It’s a family comedy and a horror movie. It’s Rear Window and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It’s a
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Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo Lead ‘Panama’ Action Film From Daniel Adams – Toronto

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Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo Lead ‘Panama’ Action Film From Daniel Adams – Toronto
Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman and Frank Grillo are set as leads in the action film, Panama, directed by Daniel Adams, who also co-wrote the screenplay with William R. Barber. The pic, which is inspired by true events, is being produced Michelle Chydzik Sowa and Michelle Reihel.

Set in wild 1989 Panama, the plot follows James Becker (Grillo), a rugged, decorated ex-marine, who is sent undercover by his former commander Stark (Freeman) to execute a high-value deal with untrustworthy adversaries. While navigating through the chaos of the local civil war, Becker must fight assassins, court femmes fatales and negotiate with the enemy in order to complete his mission. With Stark always by his side, Becker perseveres against all odds in hopes of making it home alive.

Filming is slated to commence in November. Highland Film Group will handle worldwide sales, which will launch at the Toronto International Film Festival. Barber serves as executive producer.
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Under the surface by Anne-Katrin Titze

Gay Talese comparing Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Michael Cimino to Italian painters working for the Popes during the Renaissance: "These painters now are directors." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In early 1970, Gay Talese drove up unannounced to the Spahn Ranch. It was less than a year after the murders of Sharon Tate, Voytek Frykowski, Abigail Folger, and Jay Sebring by members of the Manson family that had lived there. The journalistic adventure of meeting George Spahn was turned by Gay into the Esquire magazine article Charlie Manson's Home On The Range. The location is featured in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt with Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate and Bruce Dern as Spahn.

Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) and Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

King Vidor's Duel in the Sun, starring Gregory Peck,
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor (Updated: August 29)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor (Updated: August 29)
As with the award for leading men, the winner of Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars is usually one of the more seasoned competitors. At the 2019 Academy Awards, Mahershala Ali won for “Green Book.” He had previously prevailed in 2017 for “Moonlight.” He was the 29th winner of this award to be in his 40s. Sam Rockwell, who won in 2018 for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the 30th, having picked up this prize eight months before he turned 50. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Supporting Actor.)

A lucky 13 winners were in their 50s and 11 more were in their 60s. For eight men, it took till they were in their 70s to win while two (George Burns for “The Sunshine Boys” and Christopher Plummer for “Beginners”) were north of 80 when they took home their only Oscars. Conversely, only four Best Supporting Actor champs were in their 20s and just 14 have been thirtysomething.
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The FilmQuest Film Festival Has Announced Their 2019 Lineup of Films

If you’re a fan of genre film festivals, FilmQuest is one of them that should be on your radar. They have announced their 2019 lime up of films and there’s a lot of great stuff that I’d love to see!

This year will be FilmQuest’s sixth annual event, and it will kick off September 6th with Epic Pictures’ The Fare. That will be followed by a nine day run showcasing over 190 features and shorts highlighting some of the finest genre film selections in the industry.

Feature film screenings include the Regional Premiere’s of SXSW hits Villains, starring Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe, Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Donavan, and Daniel Isn’t Real, starring Patrick Schwarzenegger, Miles Robbins and Sasha Lane; the World Premiere of Justin Dix’s

Australian WW2 action-horror film Blood Vessel, starring Nathan Phillips and Alyssa Sutherland the USA premiere of the star-studded genre bending
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Movie Review – The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

The Peanut Butter Falcon, 2019.

Written and Directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz.

Starring Shia Labeouf, Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern, John Hawkes, Jon Bernthal, Thomas Haden Church, Jermaine Rivers, Mick Foley, and Jake “The Snake” Roberts.


Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.

During the early stages of their adventure, Zak repeatedly calls out to Tyler as if to tell him something. Letting his frustrations take over him, Tyler finally turns around and insists Zak say whatever he needs to say right now so they could continue the rest of their trek in silence. Shyly and politely, Zak mentions that he has Down syndrome, to which Tyler replies “I don’t give a shit”. Given his personality up until this point, it’s reasonable to assume that Tyler is simply continuing to be a selfish jerk only fixated on his own goals,
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Frightfest 2019: ‘Freaks’ Review

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Stars: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Lexy Kolker, Amanda Crew, Grace Park | Written and Directed by Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein

Seven-year-old Chloe never leaves her ramshackle suburban home unless under the watchful eye of her paranoid father. Instead, he trains his daughter to adopt an assumed identity if she’s ever separated from him, or to hide in a well-provisioned panic room if he should not return from one of his infrequent forays outside. However something clearly isn’t quite right with this weird family dynamic and Chloe is determined to find out what exactly lies outside the door her father is so frightened of.

I originally saw Freaks way back in February at Frightfest’s Glasgow event and since then the film has been percolating in my brain and given that it was screening at this years Frightfest London event it was the perfect time to revisit the film and confirm my suspicions…
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