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Thrilling Trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Parasite - "A Pitch Black Modern Fairytale"

Bong Joon-ho, the director of films such as Memories of Murder, The Host, Mother, Snowpiercer, and Okja, has made a new movie called Parasite, and it looks like a freakin’ great movie! The first trailer has been released, and I want to watch this movie now!

The film is described as being a “pitch-black modern fairytale,” and some of the reviews for it are saying it’s one of the best movies of the year. Here’s the synopsis:

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury
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Legion Season 3 Episode 8 Review: Chapter 27

The end is here. Read our spoiler-filled review of the Legion series finale here.

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Legion Season 3 Episode 8

What a long, strange trip it’s been. Besides being the series finale, “Chapter 27” of Legion feels like an end of era because it very well may be the last live-action piece of Marvel content not cooked up by the Disney brain trust, and while Doctor Strange dipped its toe into psychedelia, I can’t envision the House of Mouse ever making something so delightfully demented and off-beat for a wide audience. Legion wasn’t perfect, sometimes leaning too hard into stylized sequences while letting plot and character development suffer, but it was always taking risks and presented a hero’s journey unlike any that we’ve seen on screen before. This is the end, and while what it all means isn’t for us to know,
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Film Review: ‘Otherhood’

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Film Review: ‘Otherhood’
You can never quite predict what will happen when parents intrude on their kids’ lives, no matter what their ages — a fact of life that has inspired a rich subgenre of such films as “She’s Out of Control,” “Mother,” “The Guilt Trip” and last year’s surprisingly sweet “Blockers.” Based on the novel “Whatever Makes You Happy” by William Sutcliffe, director Cindy Chupack’s “Otherhood” follows three meddling mothers who travel to New York City to surprise their wayward adult sons with an unexpected visit, offers a welcome female-centered take on empty-nester syndrome in the process. Part guilt trip, part gentle ode to smothering mothers, it could be called “Why Don’t You Call Your Mother More Often: The Movie.” Despite a shaky third act, Chupack and company find great success by keeping the shenanigans grounded in a sense of pathos.

Carol (Angela Bassett), Gillian (Patricia Arquette) and Helen
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Bong Joon-Ho’s Palme d’Or Winner ‘Parasite’ Pulled From Chinese Film Festival

Originally slated to close China’s First Film Festival on July 28, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” has just been removed from the fest’s slate for “technical reasons.” The film, which won the Palme d’Or unanimously at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, is the fifth festival film to rankle Chinese censors this year, according to Variety.

Organizers of the 10-day festival in Xining, Qinghai province, released a social media statement, issuing “sincere apologies for the inconvenience,” but with no further details. The festival’s shuttering of Bong’s dark, class-conflict comedy likely stems from the currently tense diplomatic relationship between China and South Korea, which operates an American-owned anti-missile system, in conflict with China’s own military policies. All Korean films and TV series are also banned from being imported in China for theatrical exhibition and streaming, with no Korean films seeing a release in China in the last two years.
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Newport Folk Festival 2019: 10 Best Things We Saw

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Newport Folk Festival 2019: 10 Best Things We Saw
In the 60 years since its inception, the Newport Folk Festival has undergone many a shape shift. But this year the fest’s star-spangled lineup, one of its most diverse in recent memory and the most gender-balanced ever, did full justice to the plurality and collective spirit of the folk tradition. Newport’s main stage was packed with women on Saturday, for an all-female collaboration curated by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile. “Thank you for being on the right side of history again,” she said, before inviting up first-time Newport act and living country-music legend Dolly Parton.
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Nintendo Rejected a Namco Pitch for a Bizarre GameCube EarthBound Game

Matthew Byrd Jul 11, 2019

It looks like Nintendo was interested in a new EarthBound game for GameCube but ultimately rejected this bizarre concept.

Yasuyuki Honne revealed on Twitter that he was once part of a negotiation between Nintendo and Namco that would have seen the later studio develop an EarthBound game for GameCube.

Honne's tweets seemingly came in response to the release of a new book about former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata which was published by a company founded by EarthBound creator, Shigesato Itoi. That occurrence prompted Honne to recall a time when Namco and Nintendo were discussing the possibility of Namco developing a new EarthBound game for the Nintendo GameCube.

The highlight of Honne's concept for this project was a bizarre "felt-like" art style for the game The style is being compared to what we've seen in games like Kirby's Epic Yarn, but the screenshots that Honne shared suggests
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Korean Actress Jeon Mi-seon Dead in Apparent Suicide

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Korean Actress Jeon Mi-seon Dead in Apparent Suicide
Well-known South Korean actress Jeon Mi-seon was found dead around midday local time on Saturday in a hotel in Jeonju. She was 48.

Her manager, who raised the alarm after Jeon had gone missing for two days, said that Jeon had been suffering from depression. Local media reported that she was found hanged in the bathroom of her hotel room.

Jeonju police confirmed Jeon’s death, but said that they had not completed their initial investigations or come to a conclusion about the cause. They confirmed that she checked in for two days, said that there were no signs of forced entry, but added that no suicide note had been found.

“The late Jeon Mi-sun had received treatments for her depression. We regret that we bring sad tidings,” said Jeon’s agency Boas Entertainment in a statement.

“It seems Jeon has been largely depressed as she recently lost a family member
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Song You Need to Know: Priests’ Disco Cover of Danzig’s ‘Mother’

Song You Need to Know: Priests’ Disco Cover of Danzig’s ‘Mother’
Danzig’s “Mother” is a great song, but more importantly, it’s a great song that lends itself well to covers. A heavy-metal track about censorship with a melody that wouldn’t be out of place in a Supremes song, “Mother” has been covered by everyone from Sleater-Kinney and Coheed and Cambria to Ryan Adams and Wye Oak since it debuted in 1988. (The more well-known version of the song, “Mother ’93,” came out five years later.)

Priests, the Diy band from D.C. who released The Seduction of Kansas earlier this year,
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Poster and Trailer for Upcoming Korean Film “The King’s Letters” by Jo Chul-hyun

Even as his latest film “Parasite” has only just released in South Korean cinemas after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes and hot on the heels of the news that he is to receive the Excellence Award at the 72nd Locarno Film Festival, we have our first look at Song Kang-ho’s next film “The King’s Letters”.

Synopsis

A historical film about King Sejong who risked everything of his to invent the Hunminjungeum (Korean Script) for his people and the people who weren’t recorded in history.

“The King’s Letters” will be Song’s first historical film after 2015’s “The Throne”. Director Jo Chul-hyun, who also worked as a scriptwriter on “The Throne”, has managed to gather quite the star cast for his debut film. In addition to Song Kang-ho, the film also star Park Hae-il as the Monk Shin-mi, who was instrumental in the creation of the Hangul script,
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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in June

As June approaches, Netflix has announced the movies and TV shows that will disappear from the streaming service throughout the month.

A number of films will be taken off of the streamer on the first of the month, including Apollo 13; Legally Blonde; Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde; Kill Bill: Vols. 1 and 2; Pretty in Pink; and Disney's 101 Dalmatians.

Apocalypse Now, District 9, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Mother will also disappear from the platform.

On the TV side, the fourth season of Grand Designs Australia will be taken off of Netflix. The first seasons of I Own Australia's Best ...
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Cannes Winners 2019

With the 72nd Cannes Film Festival wrapped up in the beautiful south of France, it's time to see what the jury selected. Their winners were as such...

Palme D'Or

Bong Joon-ho receiving his Palme from Catherine Deneuve

Parasite

Bong Joon-Ho already has major fans all over the world given the success of his Korean pictures like Memories of a Murder, The Host, and his internationally minded films Okja and Snowpiercer. Our favourite by him is definitely the mesmerizing Mother (2009). Can't wait to see this one! More on Parasite...

Grand Prix

Atlantique

Diop, is as we've noted, the first black female director ever selected for the Cannes competition and her film walks away with the Grand Prix. That's quite a debut film experience...
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Two Clips From Bong Joon-ho’s Cannes Drama ‘Parasite’ Shed Some Light On The Acclaimed Director’s Latest Work

Bong Joon-ho is, without a doubt, one of the best filmmakers in the world. Though many people in North America can’t pick him out of a line-up or know his name off the top of their head, the films he’s released in recent years have become hits even in the Us, including “Snowpiercer” and “Okja.” Other films, like “Mother” and “The Host” may not have the name recognition of the others, but have become favorites among film fans that are willing to go a bit deeper into his filmography.

Continue reading Two Clips From Bong Joon-ho’s Cannes Drama ‘Parasite’ Shed Some Light On The Acclaimed Director’s Latest Work at The Playlist.
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Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges, Tracy Letts join Cannes-bound 'French Exit' for Rocket Science, Wild Bunch

CAA Media Finance represents Us rights to surrealist comedy.

Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges, and Tracy Letts will star in the surrealist comedy French Exit with Azazel Jacobs attached to direct, and Rocket Science and Wild Bunch partnering on international sales for Cannes.

CAA Media Finance represents Us rights to the project, which sees Jacobs reunite with Letts from The Lovers, and is based on Patrick deWitt’s adapted screenplay from his novel, whish was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Thorsten Schumacher’s Rocket Science is financing and producing French Exit, and Canada’s Elevation Pictures is also producing.

The story centres on Frances Price,
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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Tops First Critics’ Poll Naming Best Films of the Decade — See Full List

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Tops First Critics’ Poll Naming Best Films of the Decade — See Full List
The final months of 2019 will see an onslaught of lists naming the best movies and performances of the decade, but World of the Reel got a jump on the bandwagon by publishing this week the first massive critics’ poll devoted to figuring out the most beloved titles released since January 1, 2010. The publication asked 250 critics, programmers, academics, and filmmakers to list their five favorite movies of the decade. Any film released between January 2010 and April 2019 was eligible. Pollers included IndieWire’s own Eric Kohn, Christian Blauvelt, Michael Nordine, and Tom Brueggemann.

Topping the list in first place was George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. The universally beloved “Mad Max” film was the rare studio blockbuster to make a killing at the Academy Awards, winning six Oscars and scoring major nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. IndieWire recently named “Fury Road” the greatest action film of the 21st century.
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‘Better Things’ Recap: Cold Readings

‘Better Things’ Recap: Cold Readings
A review of “The Unknown,” this week’s Better Things, coming up just as soon as I show you a copy of the Fiddler on the Roof cast album…

For Season Three, Better Things dropped its original opening credits sequence scored to John Lennon’s “Mother,” opting for a shorter one where the song frequently changes. The season certainly hasn’t forgotten that Sam is a mom, and that she considers that role the most important part of her identity. But the focus much more often has been on who
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John Lennon Biopic ‘Nowhere Boy’ Acquired For Musical Stage Development

John Lennon Biopic ‘Nowhere Boy’ Acquired For Musical Stage Development
Exclusive: Nowhere Boy, the 2009 John Lennon biopic about the teenage years of the future Beatle, is being developed as a stage musical, Deadline has learned. Producers Brian and Dayna Lee of Af Creative Media, and Robyn Goodman and Josh Fiedler of Aged in Wood, have acquired stage rights to the Ecosse Films biopic that starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Lennon, Kristen Scott Thomas as Lennon’s aunt Mimi Smith and Anne-Marie Duff as Lennon’s mother Julia.

As with the film, the musical – currently in the very early development stage – will focus on the Quarrymen-era Lennon and the two women who played pivotal roles in his life: Julia Lennon, who abandoned her son but had re-entered his life shortly before she was struck and killed by a car, and Julia’s older sister Mimi Smith, who raised Lennon and remained close to him until the icon’s assassination in 1980.

The Lees
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Jennifer Lawrence Sets Big-Screen Return Aligned With Theater Director Lila Neugebauer, A24 & Iac Films

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Jennifer Lawrence Sets Big-Screen Return Aligned With Theater Director Lila Neugebauer, A24 & Iac Films
In her first screen-starring role since announcing a year-long sabbatical, Jennifer Lawrence will star in an untitled film that will mark the feature directorial debut of acclaimed theater helmer Lila Neugebauer. Plot is under wraps, and the film is backed by Iac Films and A24. Script was written by first-time screenwriter Elizabeth Sanders.

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing with Lawrence and Justine Polsky. A mid-June production start is set in New Orleans.

Lawrence has the X-Men: First Class sequel Dark Phoenix coming June 7 through Fox, and she took a break after making the films Red Sparrow and Mother! She won the Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook and got three other noms for Joy, American Hustle and Winter’s Bone, the latter a breakout turn that led to The Hunger Games and global stardom.

One of the standout young stage directors, Neugebauer made her Broadway debut last year with
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Trailer and Poster for Upcoming Korean film “Parasite” by Bong Joon-ho

Quite possibly the Event of the Year for South Korean cinema, “Parasite”, the new film by internationally acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho is eagerly anticipated by cinephiles across the world for a number of reasons. Not only does it see Bong return to his home country for the first time since 2009’s “Mother”, after two successive international productions in “Snowpiercer” and “Okja”, it also sees him reunite with his favourite leading man Song Kang-ho. Well, today we have our first official look at the film with the film’s poster and trailer being released.

Synopsis

While no official synopsis is out yet, the trailer seems to allude to the film commenting on the vast difference between the upper and lower class of South Korean society through the story of two families, one with Song Kang-ho as the father and his children portrayed by Choi Woo-sik and Park So-dam, while the other
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Debbie Reynolds movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’

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Debbie Reynolds movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’
Debbie Reynolds had one of the longest and most varied careers in show business and was the true definition of a survivor. Discovered by Hollywood at a young age when she won the Miss Burbank pageant, she would quickly be cast in starring roles in movies. As fortunate as she was in her acting career, she had quite disastrous luck when it came to her personal life. Her first husband Eddie Fisher left her for Elizabeth Taylor causing an international scandal. The marriage did last long enough to produce two children one of whom, Carrie Fisher, would go on to intergalactic success as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movies. Both of Reynolds subsequent marriages caused her great financial stress while one husband embezzled vast sums of money from her and another compulsively gambled a lot of it away. Carrie later joked in her usual caustic way that who would
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Debbie Reynolds movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Debbie Reynolds movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Debbie Reynolds had one of the longest and most varied careers in show business and was the true definition of a survivor. Discovered by Hollywood at a young age when she won the Miss Burbank pageant, she would quickly be cast in starring roles in movies. As fortunate as she was in her acting career, she had quite disastrous luck when it came to her personal life. Her first husband Eddie Fisher left her for Elizabeth Taylor causing an international scandal. The marriage did last long enough to produce two children one of whom, Carrie Fisher, would go on to intergalactic success as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movies. Both of Reynolds subsequent marriages caused her great financial stress while one husband embezzled vast sums of money from her and another compulsively gambled a lot of it away. Carrie later joked in her usual caustic way that who would
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