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‘In the Shadow of the Moon’ Trailer: Boyd Holbrook Hunts a Paranormal Serial Killer (Video)

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‘In the Shadow of the Moon’ Trailer: Boyd Holbrook Hunts a Paranormal Serial Killer (Video)
Boyd Holbrook fought Wolverine in “Logan,” an alien monster in “The Predator,” and in his new movie “In the Shadow of the Moon,” he’ll fight yet another sort of mutant warrior who can’t be killed.

“In the Shadow of the Moon” is the latest psychological thriller from Netflix, and it combines a gritty, neo-noir mystery with a supernatural element.

Set in Philadelphia in 1988, Holbrook plays a cop who tracks down a serial killer responsible for a strange number of grizzly murders that took place across the city in a short period of time. The perpetrator is a young woman (Cleopatra Coleman), but in their fight, she stumbles in front of a train and is killed. Now every nine years later on the anniversary of the murders, she’s back and committing more atrocities that defy logic, all while Holbrook becomes obsessed in unlocking her secrets.

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Mike C. Manning Joins ‘Son of the South’; Makenzie Vega, Nicky Whelan Set For ‘Instafame’; Amelia Crouch In ‘Eight For Silver’

Mike C. Manning Joins ‘Son of the South’; Makenzie Vega, Nicky Whelan Set For ‘Instafame’; Amelia Crouch In ‘Eight For Silver’
Mike C. Manning is among the cast of Barry Alexander Brown’s Son of the South, joining Lucas Till, Lucy Hale, Lex Scott Davis, Julia Ormond, Cedric the Entertainer, Jake Abel, Dexter Darden, and Shamier Anderson. The pic, based on Bob Zellner’s autobiography The Wrong Side of Murder Creek, is about the true-life story of Zellner (Till), an Alabama native and grandson of a Birmingham Klansman who is pulled into the center of the civil rights movement. The spring and summer of 1961 challenged the 22-year old to rethink his beliefs as he witnessed the heroism of John Lewis during the Montgomery Freedom Riders riot in May of that year. Manning will play Townsend Ellis, best friend of Zellner who struggles to support his friend during his growing involvement with the civil rights movement. Producers are Colin Bates, Stan Erdreich, Eve Pomerance,
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Film News Roundup: Orlando Jones Starring in Horror Movie ‘Dark Forces’ (Exclusive)

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Film News Roundup: Orlando Jones Starring in Horror Movie ‘Dark Forces’ (Exclusive)
In today’s film news roundup, Orlando Jones will play a horror director, Boyd Holbrook will play a pathologist, four Batman movies will get a re-release and a spider movie gets a release.


Orlando Jones will star in Lexicon’s horror movie “Dark Forces” with Anthony O’Brien (“The Timber”) directing, Variety has learned exclusively.

O’Brien will direct from a screenplay by Lexicon producers Mark Mathias Sayre and Justin Foia. Production is expected to take place this summer in Romania.

Jones will portray a monster movie director who becomes haunted by creatures from his own films while recovering from brain surgery.

“Orlando’s multi-talented and intellectually stimulating performances speak for themselves; his turn as ‘Mr. Nancy’ on StarzAmerican Gods’ provides a perfect example of this,” O’Brien said. “His contribution to ‘Dark Forces’ will allow the audience to experience a thoughtful energy and voice that old (and
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Boyd Holbrook to Star in Sean Ellis’ Horror Film ‘Eight for Silver’ From Ld Entertainment

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Indie film studio Ld Entertainment announced on Friday that will produce writer-director Sean Ellis’ original horror script “Eight for Silver.”

Boyd Holbrook is set to star in the 19th century horror film alongside Kelly Reilly and Alistair Petrie.

Eight for Silver” is set in the French countryside and follows the story of John McBride (Holbrook), a pathologist assigned to determine if the body of a 14-year-old boy found in the woods is the work of a man or a beast.

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When McBride confirms that the cause of death was a wild animal, he asks to stay on for further investigation. McBride is then welcomed as a guest into the family home of a local wealthy landowner, Seamus Laurent (Petrie), and his wife Isabelle (Reilly), who share that their own son, a friend of the victim,
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Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, Alistair Petrie To Star In Period Horror ‘Eight For Silver’ From Ld Entertainment

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Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, Alistair Petrie To Star In Period Horror ‘Eight For Silver’ From Ld Entertainment
Exclusive: Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, and Alistair Petrie are set to star in Eight For Silver, a period piece written and directed by Sean Ellis. Ld Entertainment is behind the film, which is slated to begin filming this month in France.

Set in the countryside of France, the 19th-century horror pic follows John McBride (Holbrook), a pathologist assigned to determine if the body of a 14-year-old boy found in the woods is the work of a man or a beast. McBride is then welcomed as a guest into the family home of a local wealthy landowner, Seamus Laurent (Petrie), and his wife Isabelle (Reilly), who share that their own son, a friend of the victim, has been missing for two weeks. Distraught and determined to keep her daughter safe, Isabelle finds comfort in the arrival of John while he is forced to confront the horrors of his own dark past.
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Let’s Kill Some Nazis In This New Trailer For HHhH

World War II’s Operation Anthropoid has always seemed to be tailor-made for the cinema. Not only is ‘anthropoid’ a really cool sounding word, but a mission to assassinate a high-ranking Nazi that concludes with just lobbing an anti-tank grenade at his car sounds intrinsically awesome. And so we come to HHhH, the English-language debut of French director Cédric Jimenez which dramatizes the mission and whose international trailer has just been released.

Starring Jack O’Connell, Jack Raynor, Rosamund Pike, Jason Clarke and Mia Wasikowska, this preview makes the film look like a slightly less stylized Inglourious Basterds, featuring an exciting looking church-based firefight, lots of behind-the-scenes Nazi villainy, and oodles of apocalyptic fascist speech-making. As far as Naziploitation films go it doesn’t look half bad, though it’s hamstrung by what is, in my opinion, one of the worst titles for a movie I’ve ever seen. Not only is HHhH essentially un-Googleable,
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Anthropoid Movie Review

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Anthropoid Movie Review
Anthropoid Bleecker Street Cinema Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C Director: Sean Ellis Written by: Sean Ellis, Anthony Frewin Cast: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon, Anna Geislerová, Toby Jones Screened at: NYC, Opens: August 12, 2016 Sean Ellis, whose 2004 film “Cashback” deals with how supermarket workers on the night shift spend […]

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Giveaway – Win Anthropoid on Blu-ray

Thanks to Icon Distribution, we’ve got three Blu-ray copies of director Sean Ellis’ gripping World War II thriller Anthropoid to give away to our readers.

As part of a dangerous mission to assassinate high-ranking SS General Reinhard Heydrich (Detlef Bothe), Czechoslovakian soldiers Jozef Gabcík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubis (Jamie Dornan) are parachuted into their German-occupied homeland in December 1941. After being assigned Marie (Charlotte Le Bon) and Lenka (Anna Geislerová) to pose as their partners as part of their cover story, the two men set about planning the crucial operation. However, with limited intelligence and little equipment available, the men are soon overwhelmed by fear as the Germans close in and the true scale of their assignment becomes clear.

Anthropoid is out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. Order now here.

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DVD Review – Anthropoid (2016)

Anthropoid, 2016.

Directed by Sean Ellis

Starring Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon, Anna Geislerova and Toby Jones.


Based on a true story, Anthropoid details the successful assassination of SS General, Reinhard Heydrich during World War II by a small group of Czech resistance fighters deployed by parachute near Prague.

In line with the thematic nuances of World War II dramatic epics, Anthropoid employs the same use of dynamic cinematography to give the impression of scope in the context of a War drama. The pale pastel palette for the film emphasises the period wonderfully and reinforces the classic espionage style that suits this film perfectly. From the first frame the viewer is immediately inundated with the same urgency the characters experience when dropped behind enemy lines, which carries well enough throughout the entirety of Ellis’ film. Despite there being such little action, each scene continues from one to the
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Kubo and the Two Strings; Anthropoid; Gimme Danger and more – review

It looks stunning, but Kubo and the Two Strings is hard to love. Still, Jim Jarmusch’s tribute to Iggy Pop rocks

Animation has become such a vast and active division of cinema in recent years that the word itself no longer feels specific enough. Kubo and the Two Strings (Universal, PG), the Laika company’s ravishing new stop-motion spectacle, has about as much in common formally, stylistically and narratively with a Pixar CG romp as with any live action film. Muddling Japanese folklore with its own manner of whimsy in a tale of a samurai’s son on a complicated, spirit-riddled quest to save his family and discover his legacy, Travis Knight’s debut boasts frame after ornately designed frame of gasp-inducing beauty. It looks and leaps like nothing else in its peer group, yet I wish I’d been as absorbed by its world as I was awed by it.
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Free Scripts! Download Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence,’ Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Red Turtle’ and More

Last year IndieWire shared free scripts available to download from 2016 Oscar Contenders such as “Carol,” “Spotlight,” and “Room,” among others. Now, we have a new list full of screenplays that you can skim over, read how the writer envisioned the film, and then go see how the director interpreted it on the big screen. These scripts are also great for aspiring writers to get ideas for their own stories, as well as see how a Hollywood film screenplay really looks like.

Among the screenplays included in this year’s list include “Captain Fantastic” written by Matt Ross and starring Viggo Mortensen, “The Girl on the Train” penned by Erin Cressida Wilson” and “Hail, Caesar!” written by Joel and Ethan Coen.

Read More: Free Scripts! Download 2016 Oscar Contenders ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Carol,’ ‘Spotlight’ and More

We’ll continue to update this list throughout awards season, so keep checking back for more free scripts.
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New to Streaming: FilmStruck, ‘The Terrorizers,’ ‘Sausage Party,’ ‘Tickled,’ and More

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.

Anthropoid (Sean Ellis)

Throw a dart at a map, and you can make a World War II movie set in whatever place you hit. Of course, pretty much any film about the Good War that doesn’t focus on the American (sometimes British) point of view of the conflict will probably seem “random” to the mainstream; one odd side-effect of Hollywood’s Oscar-baity love of the era. But there
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Download the 2016 Awards Season Screenplays

One of the few benefits of the frenzied awards race is Hollywood’s outpouring of materials associated with the contenders. Perhaps the biggest perk is the release of full scripts one is able to download legally, directly from the studios.

The first batch has now arrived, ranging from at least one of our favorite scripts this year (Coens‘ Hail, Caesar!) to, well, let’s say, some outside the box choices. As we await the screenplays for Silence, Manchester By the Sea, Arrival, La La Land, 20th Century Women, Moonlight, Jackie, Loving, Hell or High Water, Nocturnal Animals, and more contenders, one can start brushing up now.

We’ll be updating this post as these and more arrive over the coming months, so bookmark the page, but one can check out everything thus far below (right click and save to download, or open in your browser by clicking the titles). To
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Anthropoid movie review: human-shaped but lacking in human substance

MaryAnn’s quick take…

Familiar-feeling tale of a real-life plot to kill a high-ranking Nazi in 1942 Prague manages some suspense thrills but mostly misses the emotional ones. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Anthropoid sounds like it should be a sci-fi creature feature, but in fact it’s yet another let’s-kill-Nazis action drama. This is the true story of how a small band of British-special-ops-trained Czech patriots in exile parachuted back into German-occupied Prague in 1942 on a top-secret mission — code name: Anthropoid — to kill SS General Reinhard Heydrich, regional commander and third-highest ranking Nazi officer after Hitler and Himmler.

Anthropoid could use a lot more exploration of the emotional stress of plotting murderous sedition in a totalitarian state.

Alas, it’s a familiar-feeling tale even if you’ve never heard about this bit of
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Anthropoid review – true-life assassination of a top Nazi

Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy star as Czech resistance fighters in this bracing dramatisation of a second world war mission

The daring real-life second world war mission to assassinate SS general Reinhard Heydrich is the basis for this brisk and bracing drama. The plot, which also inspired two other pictures, The Assassination (1965) and Operation Daybreak (1975), involved exiled Czech resistance fighters parachuted back into Prague, where they were concealed and supported by sympathisers. Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan play Josef and Jan, two of the central fighters, in a film that initially leans a little heavily on faux Slavic accents and the kind of sepia tone that makes it look like everything has been shot through a pair of old tights. But then the third act takes you by the throat with a gradually mounting tension that explodes into a sustained battery of frazzled nerves and splintering shrapnel. Sean Ellis, who
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Anthropoid review – gruelling, gripping account of Nazi assassins

Cillian Murphy stars in this intelligent thriller about the Czech resistance fighters who assassinated an architect of the Holocaust in 1942

When it comes to conquered civilians fighting back against the Nazis in the second world war, French resistance is what people remember. Yet it was the Czech resistance that achieved the most spectacular result: the 1942 assassination of leading Nazi Reinhard Heydrich in Prague by London-trained commandos of the exiled Czech government, who were parachuted in for the job. Heydrich was the district governor, a high-ranking SS officer and an architect of the Holocaust. The Germans’ reprisals were horrifyingly brutal: entire villages razed to the ground and thousands of civilians butchered – like the bombing of Guernica, it was a virtual psychological dummy run for genocidal ruthlessness.

This taut and claustrophobic thriller from the director and co-writer Sean Ellis reimagines Operation Anthropoid – as it was code-named – and it had me on the edge of my seat.
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Exclusive: Director Sean Ellis on Anthropoid

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Having heard from Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan about one of the main reasons for signing up to Anthropoid being that of director Sean Ellis’s preceding feature Metro Manila, we sat down with the filmmaker himself to discuss his move from the Filipino capital to Prague, depicting a remarkable set of events that took place amidst […]

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Film Review: Anthropoid

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★★★☆☆ The resistance is not just against Nazi occupation in Sean Ellis' new Prague-set thriller Anthropoid, but against excess. "This is not a game," snarls Cillian Murphy's Josef Gabčík when the female companions of he and partner Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan) get dolled up for a night in a dancehall, drawing the unwanted attention of German eyes. These two are not from the James Bond school of espionage and Ellis understands the power of exploring the slow build from semi-boredom to stomach-churning tension in this well turned-out, if ultimately unmemorable recounting of a key moment of the Second World War and recent Czechoslovak history.
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Exclusive Interview: Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan for ‘Anthropoid’

Anthropoid review

So far this week we’ve brought you our glowing review of Sean Ellis’ WWII epic Anthropoid, and also an interview with the gifted filmmaker himself. Today we can bring you a new interview with the two stars of the film, Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan.

Anthropoid is based on the extraordinary true story of the World War II operation to assassinate SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich was the Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler, and the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of the occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. Nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague,” his reign of terror and brutal crackdown prompted Allied authorities in London to hatch a top-secret mission, codenamed Operation Anthropoid, which would change history.

The film follows two soldiers from the Czech army-in-exile, Josef Gabcík (Murphy) and Jan Kubiš (Dornan), who are parachuted into their occupied homeland in
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Exclusive: Cillian Murphy & Jamie Dornan on Anthropoid, Dunkirk & 50 Shades Darker

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Following Metro Manila, director Sean Ellis now returns with Anthropoid – based on a remarkable true story second during the Second World War. We had the pleasure of sitting down with the film’s co-stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan, and the pair told us that seeing the director’s preceding picture played a huge part in […]

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