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‘Rampage’ Breakout Star Jason Liles Joins ‘Godzilla: King of Monsters’ (Exclusive)

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‘Rampage’ Breakout Star Jason Liles Joins ‘Godzilla: King of Monsters’ (Exclusive)
Jason Liles, who most recently played the albino gorilla in Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage,” has been cast as one of several motion-capture actors playing Godzilla’s three-headed archenemy in Legendary and Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.

King Ghidorah is a kaiju film monster that has golden-scaled wings and three heads. Liles plays the middle head, while Alan Maxson is the right head and Richard Dorton is the left head in the epic action-adventure film that pits Godzilla against some of the biggest monsters in pop culture history; additional mo-cap actors contribute to the body movement of the creature.

Michael Dougherty is directing from a screenplay he wrote with Zach Shields. Liles is joining the previously announced cast of Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, O’Shea Jackson, Sally Hawkins, Thomas Middleditch and Bradley Whitford.
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‘It: Chapter 2’ Director Andy Muschietti Says ‘Bring Your Adult Diapers’

‘It: Chapter 2’ Director Andy Muschietti Says ‘Bring Your Adult Diapers’
“It: Chapter 2” will be even more scary than last year’s horror blockbuster, director Andy Muschietti promised Tuesday.

“Bring your adult diapers,” he told the audience at Caesar’s Palace in a video clip on the second day of the CinemaCon convention of the nation’s theater owners during the Warner Bros. presentation.

Though the studio showed no footage of the sequel, which has not begun shooting yet, it screened plenty of scenes from the original — which stunned the movie world with a $700 million worldwide gross. The sequel was dated a week later.

Stephen King’s 1986 novel focuses on a group of friends in a fictional Maine community that battles the small town’s demon as children, and then again as adults. The blockbuster movie centered on the children, while the upcoming film will follow them into adulthood.

Warner Bros. also highlighted its horror film “The Nun,” a spinoff movie
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Nantucket Film Festival To Open With Shana Feste’s ‘Boundaries’

The 23rd Nantucket Film Festival will open June 20 with Sony Pictures Classics’ Boundaries, which is written and directed by Shana Feste and stars Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga in the lead father-daughter roles. Bobby Cannavale, Peter Fonda, Christopher Lloyd and Kristen Schaal also star. Organizers said the festival will close June 25 with Love, Gilda, the CNN Films documentary about Gilda Radner that just had its world premiere last week at the Tribeca Film
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2019 Oscars: Best Supporting Actress Predictions

2019 Oscars: Best Supporting Actress Predictions
Oscar perennial Meryl Streep may be out of the Best Actress contention this year, but she’s got two Supporting Actress possibilities with sequels “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Other Oscar favorites will turn up in supporting roles this year, from Lupita Nyong’o (“Black Panther”) and Kathy Bates as activist attorney Dorothy Kenyon in “On the Basis of Sex” to Saoirse Ronan as the daughter of Annette Bening in a new film take on Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” Also going period is British actress Olivia Colman as Queen Anne in “The Favourite.” Amy Adams and Vera Farmiga play political wives Lynne Cheney (“Backseat”) and Lee Hart (“The Front Runner”) respectively, while Amy Ryan and Nicole Kidman are the mothers of troubled sons in “Beautiful Boy” and “Boy Erased.”

Remember, no film will be deemed a frontrunner until I have seen it.

Frontrunner

Lupita Nyong
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Trailer Watch: Vera Farmiga Reunites with Her Dad in Shana Feste’s “Boundaries”

“Boundaries”

A trailer has dropped for “Boundaries,” Shana Feste’s portrait of a complicated relationship between a daughter and father. Laura (Vera Farmiga) doesn’t see her dad (Christopher Plummer) as a faultless hero or an irredeemable villain — but he’s leaning towards the latter, which is why she’s trying to keep him out of her life.

The spot kicks off with Laura proudly telling her therapist about ignoring her estranged father’s call. But Laura’s struggle to maintain boundaries isn’t limited to her interactions with her dad — her therapist notices that she’s hiding a kitten in her purse. She’s already adopted far too many cats and dogs, but she can’t say no.

It’s only a matter of time before Laura answers her father’s call. He’s been kicked out of his nursing home for dealing pot and needs a place to stay.
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First trailer for Boundaries starring Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer

Following its world premiere at SXSW last month, Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the first trailer for writer-director Shana Feste’s upcoming comedy drama Boundaries which stars Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall, Bobby Cannavale, Kristen Schaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Fonda, and Dolly Wells; watch it here…

See Also: Exclusive Interview – Shana Feste, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Lewis MacDougall discuss Boundaries

The more Laura (Vera Farmiga) tries to set boundaries in her life, the faster those lines are crossed. Her 12-year-old son Henry (Lewis MacDougall) is in trouble again at school. Her own penchant for adopting stray dogs and cats threatens to overwhelm their Seattle home. And her phone keeps ringing with calls she refuses to pick up—from her estranged father Jack (Christopher Plummer). Maybe Jack will stick around. For Laura, the chance to accept, forgive, and heal will never go away.

Boundaries is set for release on June 22nd.
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The Nun Image Teases Horrifying Conjuring Spinoff

A new teaser image for upcoming Conjuring spinoff The Nun serves as a reminder of the terrifying demonic entity known as Valak. Valak was of course introduced in 2016 sequel The Conjuring 2, as a demon terrorizing Elaine Warren (Vera Farmiga) – a devout Catholic – with horrific visions of her husband Ed’s (Patrick Wilson) impending violent death. In that film, it was implied that Valak was an ancient being that had simply chosen the guise of a monstrous nun to taunt Lorraine, but the existence of this spinoff clearly confirms that Valak has employed that form in the past.
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Christopher Plummer in Official Trailer for Road Trip Film 'Boundaries'

"Who are these people?" Sony Pictures Classics has released an official trailer for an amusing road trip film titled Boundaries, from writer/director Shana Feste. It just premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, and stars Christopher Plummer as Jack. The story follows Laura and her son Henry who are forced to drive Jack, her "estranged, pot-dealing, carefree father", across the country after he is kicked out of his nursing home. The film's cast includes Vera Farmiga as Laura, Lewis MacDougall as Henry, plus Christopher Lloyd, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Kristen Schaal, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Fonda, and Dolly Wells. I don't recall hearing much about this during the festival, but it does look like a fun road trip film. Always up for another kooky performance from Plummer, plus Vera Farmiga is always enjoyable to watch. Take a look. Here's the first official trailer for Shana Feste's Boundaries, direct from YouTube: Laura
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Chris Hemsworth in '12 Strong,' Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Commuter The Post In the Fade Ghost Stories (horror; Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Paul Whitehouse; available 4/20 on cable Mod and in select...
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‘Boundaries’ Trailer: Christopher Plummer Wants to Drive Cross-Country With His Family (And Also Sell a Lot of Weed)

‘Boundaries’ Trailer: Christopher Plummer Wants to Drive Cross-Country With His Family (And Also Sell a Lot of Weed)
Talk about a road trip. “Country Strong” director Shana Feste is back on the big screen with a very funny, very personal slice of life that’s, well, literally sliced right from her own life.

In “Boundaries,” Vera Farmiga steps in as a Feste-surrogate (the film is loosely based on the filmmaker’s own family life and a trip she took with her dad back in the ’80s), who is forced to embark on a wacky road trip with her drug dealer dad Jack (Christopher Plummer). It already sounds ill-fated on paper — Jack has recently been kicked out of his nursing home for his bad behavior, and he’s hellbent on living it up while the family drives cross-country to deliver him to Farmiga’s sister, played by Kristen Schaal — but only gets more off-kilter as the wheels keep spinning.

The film also features “A Monster Calls” breakout Lewis MacDougall as Farmgia’s son,
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Atlanta Now Casting: Body Doubles Needed for Warner Bros. Feature ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

The next chapter in Warner Bros.’ cinematic MonsterVerse is looking for a few body doubles for a shoot in Atlanta, Georgia. The upcoming feature film “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history, will star Sally Hawkins, Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, and Kyle Chandler. Three actors, aged 18–50, with specific physical requirements, are sought for body doubles of principal actors in the film. The first role is available for a Caucasian male actor with brown hair, 5’10”–6’, and an exact clothing size. A Black female actor with short black hair, a height of 5’7”–5’9”, and a weight of 120–140 pounds is wanted for the second body double. Finally, an Asian female actor with dark brown or black hair in a pixie cut, a height of 5’3”–5’5”, and a weight of 100–120 pounds is needed for the third double. The scenes
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Hugh Jackman in Talks to Star in Cory Finley’s Bad Education

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Coming off the back of The Greatest Showman’s whirlwind success, Hugh Jackman has entered talks to star in Thoroughbreds director, Cory Finlay’s Bad Education.

Written by I Think We’re Alone Now scribe Mike Makowsky, the plot has yet to be revealed but is said to be based on true events from Makowsky’s experience at High School.

La La Land producer Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik will produce alongside Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev and Oren Moverman of Sight Unseen. Makowsky is also producing.

Also in the news – Robert Downey Jr. reveals the full cast list for Doctor Dolittle

With his portrayal as Logan aka Wolverine now behind him when he bowed out in James Mangold’s Logan, Jackman has been seen flexing his acting chops in his passion project The Greatest Showman. The film has already gone on to gross $400 million worldwide. Also, this week
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‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams 1×10: Kill All Others’ Review

This week’s episode of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams appears to have come at a perfect time. With the shady practices of prying into our privacy to understand us, even if we agree to it or not, the Governments of the world have shown the ability to shape how we think. In an extreme version of this practice, Kill All Others looks at what happens to the people who don’t buy into the message of conformity.

When Philbert Noyce (Mel Rodriguez) watches The Candidate (Vera Farmiga) talk on television on why she is the only one to run the country he is shocked to see and hear the message “Kill All Others”. Seemingly the only person to see it, it is not long before he begins to notice something is not right about the world around him.

Philbert is an outsider, he hasn’t bought into the
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SXSW Exclusive Interview – Shana Feste, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Lewis MacDougall discuss Boundaries

Following its world premiere at SXSW this week, Flickering Myth’s Rafael Motamayor sat down with Boundaries writer-director Shana Feste and actors Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Lewis MacDougall to discuss the road trip comedy drama; watch the interview here…

See Also: Exclusive: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is “very happy” with what he has seen of Aquaman so far

Synopsis via SXSW: Laura (Vera Farmiga) is a single mother living in Seattle, who has a constant need to put others & animals before her. When her estranged, criminally-minded father Jack (Christopher Plummer) is kicked out of his retirement home, Laura agrees to drive him down the coast to live with her sister JoJo (Kristen Schaal) in La. Along for the ride is her bright but troubled son Henry, and an assortment of animal charity cases. Without telling Laura, Jack convinces Henry to help him sell off his copious supply of marijuana at every stop of their journey,
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The Invited Stranger in Orphan (2009)

There exists a subgenre that runs through both horror and thriller stories that taps into a fear of unknown dangers being brought into the safety of one’s own private world. It focuses on strangers; not the ones who lurk in dark alleyways and are easily forgotten once you reach the safety of your brightly lit house or apartment. No, these are the strangers that you bring home with you, the ones you invite into your life. They masquerade as one person—seemingly trustworthy, rational, and friendly—but are, in actuality, someone completely different, often with a horrifying agenda. [Spoiler warning for those who haven’t seen Orphan.]We have seen this in films such as The Stepfather, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and The Guest (among others), in which a friendly stranger is invited into a family and begins to tear it apart from the inside out. In Jaume Collet-Serra's Orphan, we see an interesting spin on the “Invited Stranger” subgenre,
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'Boundaries': Film Review | SXSW 2018

'Boundaries': Film Review | SXSW 2018
A family-therapy road trip in which the key to getting along appears to be forgetting everything you've learned about life, Shana Feste's Boundaries casts Vera Farmiga as a woman who just can't abandon the old man (Christopher Plummer) who abandoned her time and time again through her life. However well-worn the format, the intense distress of Farmiga's performance suits the director's personal investment in the tale's specifics. But a fantastic cast doing fine work can't make this feel-good hokum believable, and most viewers who walk away satisfied are those who'd happily watch any new Plummer vehicle, just to celebrate the...
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SXSW Film Review: ‘Boundaries’

SXSW Film Review: ‘Boundaries’
We’ve seen him dozens of times before, saying any damn thing that comes into his head (because living on the planet for 70 or 80 years has given him the right to do so). He’s on his own incorrigible wavelength, dropping putdowns as fresh as his body is old, spicing every cranky comment with a perfectly chosen F–bomb. But, of course, he’s also part of the family. He’s the grumpy old man, the naughty codger from hell — the hilarious over-the-hill a–hole who is always played by someone like, you know, Alan Arkin. Just about every time we see him, he’s a showbiz creation, a character baptized in shtick.

But in “Boundaries,” a touching yet wised-up father-daughter road movie that’s the best version of this sort of film you could imagine (it’s standard, but very tastefully done), Christopher Plummer plays him with a lived-in,
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The Nun Will Feature Practical Effects Over CGI, Won’t Feel Like A Sequel

Four movies deep, The Conjuring universe is now widely considered to be a cornerstone of Hollywood’s horror scene. Not bad for a film franchise that flickered into life only four years ago.

In that time, James Wan (Aquaman) has delivered The Conjuring and its sequel, The Enfield Poltergeist, while director John R. Leonetti broke course to focus on the nightmarish little doll known as Annabelle. A worldwide haul in excess of $256 million was enough to warrant a sequel (read: Annabelle: Creation), which is now available via Blu-ray and DVD.

Not only was it another feather in New Line’s cap – Creation topped its predecessor’s haul by almost $50 million at the global box office – but David Sandberg’s chilling follow-up helped expand The Conjuring universe into uncharted territory. Next up? The Nun, which recently got hit with a delay, pushing it from July 13th to September 7th.

Set within
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12 Buzziest Movies and TV Shows at SXSW 2018

  • Variety - Film News
South by Southwest kicks off this weekend, offering thousands of fans (and journalists) an early glimpse of the latest in studio movies, independent films, and TV shows. In recent years, the gathering in Austin, Texas, has continued to cement its status as the festival du jour for the spring — last year, there was “Baby Driver,” “Atomic Blonde,” and “The Disaster Artist.” And of course, in 2012, Lena Dunham arrived at the fest to preview the first episodes of “Girls.”

As for smaller movies, expect SXSW to continue the conversation about women in Hollywood that transformed awards season. A staggering eight out of 10 of the films in this year’s narrative competition are from female directors. “It is unprecedented,” said Janet Pierson, the head of SXSW Film. “We are excited about it. People ask me if it’s intentional. It wasn’t; we were trying to go for parity. It’s definitely
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12 Buzziest Movies and TV Shows at SXSW 2018

  • Variety - TV News
South by Southwest kicks off this weekend, offering thousands of fans (and journalists) an early glimpse of the latest in studio movies, independent films, and TV shows. In recent years, the gathering in Austin, Texas, has continued to cement its status as the festival du jour for the spring — last year, there was “Baby Driver,” “Atomic Blonde,” and “The Disaster Artist.” And of course, in 2012, Lena Dunham arrived at the fest to preview the first episodes of “Girls.”

As for smaller movies, expect SXSW to continue the conversation about women in Hollywood that transformed awards season. A staggering eight out
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