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‘Her Smell’: Fictional Elisabeth Moss Band From Alex Ross Perry Movie Gets Its Own Merch Store

‘Her Smell’: Fictional Elisabeth Moss Band From Alex Ross Perry Movie Gets Its Own Merch Store
Most times, when a movie or TV show features a fictional band, it takes months or even years for an enterprising artist to design fake merchandise for sale on an unaffiliated third-party apparel outfit. For “Her Smell,” the recent indie drama starring Elisabeth Moss, that wait is a lot closer to non-existent.

As the film makes its way through various theaters across the country, “Her Smell” now has an official merch store, complete with music and apparel from the world of the movie. Directed by screenwriter (and burgeoning awards pundit) Alex Ross Perry, the film follows the trajectory of fictional punk singer Becky Something (Moss). As she navigates the twin burdens of addiction and artistic expectations, the movie tracks Becky’s evolution, as well as those of her band Something She and ascending colleagues The Akergirls.

The collection is a mirror of the merch design in the film. There’s
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Bastard Child of Paul Verhoeven and Axl Rose: Alex Ross Perry and "Her Smell"

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My first encounter with the work of Alex Ross Perry came in the fall of 2009, at a small festival of extremely low-budget and experimental movies in Chicago. Some friends, long since moved away and lost touch with, had talked me to going into the sole screening of a feature with an odd title. If memory serves, it was the only one in the program to have been shot and projected on film. The movie turned out to be Perry’s debut, Impolex, and though I dread the thought of revisiting whatever it is that I wrote about it at the time, this Thomas Pynchon-inspired surrealist comedy about a narcoleptic World War II soldier who wanders a forest in search of a V-2 rocket left a substantial impression. To be honest, it was probably just as important back then that Perry seemed like one of us. That is, video store people,
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‘Her Smell’ Director Alex Ross Perry Talks His Writing Process & Why We All Need To Listen To Steven Soderbergh [Interview]

Writer/director Alex Ross Perry (“Listen Up Philip,” “Queen of Earth”) is not interested in making movies the way Hollywood wants him to. He has a very respectable and dense creative process, one that would likely be undermined by the corporate chain of studio hegemony. Clearly, he puts a lot of care into writing his films, and the typical screenplay model, no doubt, does not suit his style.

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Alex Ross Perry To Write & Direct Feature Film Adaptation Of Stephen King’s ‘Rest Stop’

Alex Ross Perry is definitely a filmmaker that doesn’t like to be put in any sort of box. His early films were these odd, but really fun, comedies like “The Color Wheel” and “Listen Up Philip.” Perry came back with “Queen of Earth,” which is a thriller. He’s also a credited writer on the recent Disney film, “Christopher Robin.” And just last week, his punk rock musical drama “Her Smell” hit theaters.

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Stephen King's Rest Stop Short Story Is Becoming a Movie

Stephen King's Rest Stop Short Story Is Becoming a Movie
Stephen King's 2003 short story Rest Stop is being adapted for the big screen by Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell). Legendary Pictures has tapped Perry to write and direct the adaptation, which is being described as a "cat-and-mouse thriller." King originally wrote the story and had it published in Esquire Magazine 16 years ago. The short story went on to win the National Magazine Award for Fiction in 2004 and was later included in King's story collection Just After Sunset in 2008.

Alex Ross Perry has already made some changes to the source material, according to the brief Rest Stop synopsis. In addition to the cat-and-mouse vibe, it's a twisted journey of two women after an encounter at a rest stop, which swaps the genders from Stephen King's source material and adds an additional character instead of it just focusing on one. It isn't clear at this time if Perry will be keeping
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Alex Ross Perry Will Write and Direct Stephen King Short Story Adaptation ‘Rest Stop’

Legendary Pictures has tapped Alex Ross Perry to write and direct a new film adaptation of the Stephen King short story “Rest Stop,” Variety is reporting. The short story follows an author who flees the scene after overhearing and breaking up a domestic spat at a rest stop. Initially published in a 2003 issue of Esquire, “Rest Stop” won the National Magazine Award for Fiction in 2004. It also appears in King’s 2008 story collection “Just After Sunset.”

According to Variety, the film will be a cat-and-mouse thriller following the twisted journey of two women after an encounter at a rest stop. If that is the case, Perry’s script will evidently diverge from the source material in some ways, including swapping the genders of the main character and focusing on two characters instead of one.

Perry is coming off of a critical highlight of his career with “Her Smell,” a dizzying
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Alex Ross Perry to Write and Direct Stephen King’s ‘Rest Stop’ for Legendary

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Alex Ross Perry to Write and Direct Stephen King’s ‘Rest Stop’ for Legendary
Alex Ross Perry will write and direct Legendary’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “Rest Stop.”

King’s short, first published in Esquire magazine in 2003, won the national magazine award for fiction in 2004, and was later included in King’s 2008 collection, “Just After Sunset.” The movie is described as a propulsive cat-and-mouse thriller that follows the twisted journey of two women after a fateful encounter at a highway rest stop.

Craig Flores will produce through his Bread & Circuses banner, while Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes will oversee the pic for Legendary.

Another King property, “Pet Sematary,” starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow, opened earlier this month to $25 million. The legendary author also has “It: Chapter Two” and “The Shining” sequel, “Doctor Sleep,” bowing soon.

Perry’s “Her Smell,” with Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne and Dan Stevens, premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, and opened
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‘Her Smell’ Out-Croons ‘Teen Spirit’ But Not By Much In Another Slow Weekend: Specialty Box Office

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‘Her Smell’ Out-Croons ‘Teen Spirit’ But Not By Much In Another Slow Weekend: Specialty Box Office
The cosmos somehow aligned for this to be the weekend in which two headlining actors star as singers in two limited releases that open in the same frame — albeit with quite different stories… In the end, it seems both Gunpowder & Sky’s Her Smell and Bleecker Street’s Teen Spirit mostly split the audiences — or shared them. Her Smell took the edge with the highest per theater average of a crowded weekend. The title grossed $39,058 in the Sunday morning estimate, averaging $13,019 in three locations. Teen Spirit has the second-best PTA. The Bleecker Street release played one more gig than Her Smell. In four theaters, the title starring Elle Fanning grossed $44,361, averaging $11,090.

Only slightly below Teen Spirit in the Sunday estimate is Greenwich Entertainment’s Wild Nights With Emily with Molly Shannon starring as Emily Dickinson. The 2018 SXSW premiere by filmmaker Madeleine Olnek played to $33K in three New York and L.
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‘The Invisible Man’: Elisabeth Moss Joins Blumhouse/Universal Monster Reboot

‘The Invisible Man’: Elisabeth Moss Joins Blumhouse/Universal Monster Reboot
It would appear that “Us” won’t be Elisabeth Moss’ only collaboration with powerhouse production company Blumhouse. The Emmy-winning “Mad Men” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” star has joined “The Invisible Man,” a reboot of the classic monster movie that Jason Blum’s genre-centric studio is producing alongside Universal. Leigh Whannell is helming the project, which was originally announced as part of Universal’s Dark Universe — a venture that was scrapped after the rocky reception to 2017’s “The Mummy.”

It’s been a good month for both Moss and Blumhouse, with “Us” already raking in more than $220 million worldwide against a $20 million budget; its opening-weekend haul of $71 million is the highest ever for a horror film not based on an existing property. The studio behind “Get Out” partnered with director Jordan Peele once again on their continued fruitful collaboration, and Blumhouse may hope to begin a similar relationship with Moss
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‘Her Smell’ Film Review: Elisabeth Moss Puts the Rock in Rock-Bottom in Redemptive Music Tale

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‘Her Smell’ Film Review: Elisabeth Moss Puts the Rock in Rock-Bottom in Redemptive Music Tale
There’s a temptation to call “Her Smell” a greatest-hits compilation of the films of writer-director Alex Ross Perry. After all, it’s got the pitch-black humor of “The Color Wheel,” the narcissism of artists behaving badly from “Listen Up Philip” and the spectacle of Elisabeth Moss as a character spiraling out of control, just like “Queen of Earth.”

There’s more than a little nihilism in these films, delivered with those laughs that get caught in your throat, and Perry couldn’t be less interested in how likable or redeemable his characters might be. Something of a cult filmmaker until now, Perry calls things as he sees them, and he would appear to see them through the bleakest perspective possible.

But this is new material from the challenging auteur, one that reflects a deeper sense of maturity, displayed mainly in the idea of the possibility of redemption. Moss’ Becky Something,
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Alex Ross Perry Is Pissed At the Film Industry and Not Afraid to Explain Himself

Alex Ross Perry Is Pissed At the Film Industry and Not Afraid to Explain Himself
When Robert Greene first looked at the raw footage his longtime friend and collaborator Alex Ross Perry had brought him from the set of “Her Smell,” a familiar feeling began to bubble up in the editing room: They were about to make the greatest goddamn movie of all time. Greene, Perry’s regular editor, laughed at the way they characterized it at the time: “‘People are gonna compare this to “Boogie Nights,” but when we’re done, people are gonna forget how to even say the words ‘Boogie’ and ‘Nights.’ We’re gonna erase that shit from history because of what we’re doing!’”

Speaking over the phone from his house in Missouri, the editor remembered being preemptively stoked for post-production: “We had this incredible Elisabeth Moss performance, we had these amazing shots from [cinematographer] Sean Price Williams, the art direction was fucking spectacular, the lighting was gorgeous, the whole team had come together and delivered.
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Fear Street Trilogy Loses a Director But Gains 4 More Cast Members

20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment's upcoming three-film adaptation of Goosebumps author R L Stine's teen horror book series Fear Street has been snatching up cast left and right over the past month. And today seems to be no different as this afternoon we got word that Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, and Jeremy Ford have signed onto the series of flicks. No word on who they will be playing, or in which of the three planned films they will appear. Not only that but now it seems that Honeymoon director Leigh Janiak will be directing all three movies instead of parts 1 and 3 while Listen Up Philip and Queen of Earth writer-director Alex Ross Perry who was attached to helm the middle Fear Street sequel seems to have dropped out or been replaced.

Anyhow, today's casting update comes to us on the heels of the recent announcement that
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Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, Jeremy Ford Join Fox's 'Fear Street' Trilogy

Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, Jeremy Ford Join Fox's 'Fear Street' Trilogy
Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald and Jeremy Ford have signed onto the Fear Street movie trilogy from 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.

Leigh Janiak is set to direct the trio of films based on the Fear Street novels by R.L. Stein. The newly cast members join Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch and Benjamin Flores Jr.

Alex Ross Perry, the writer-director behind Listen Up Philip and Queen of Earth, was earlier attached to helm the Fear Street 2 sequel.

Fear Street was a scare-filled book series that Stine began prior to the wild success of his Goosebumps series and was aimed at older teens (and ...
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Elisabeth Moss Takes Sight Unseen Approach With Jordan Peele Thriller ‘Us’

Elisabeth Moss has carved out a successful career in both film and television. On the television side, she’s received critical acclaim for her work on Mad Men, Top of the Lake, and The Handmaid’s Tale. Cinema wise she has a long standing collaboration with director Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell, Listen Up Philip, Queen of [...]

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Adam Kersh, Publicist for Duplass Brothers and Sean Baker, Leaves Brigade Marketing

Publicist Adam Kersh has left Brigade Marketing, the marketing firm he co-founded in 2010. Kersh headed up the traditional publicity division and will continue to work on a freelance basis with many of the filmmakers for whom he spearheaded campaigns in the past, including Mark and Jay Duplass, Lynn Shelton, and Sean Baker.

No successor has been announced at the company, but co-founder Tom Cunha will continue to oversee the digital marketing division along with the publicity side of the firm for the foreseeable future.

“I am moving in a new direction professionally,” Kersh wrote to industry peers in an email today, but declined to offer further details on his next moves. Other sources confirmed that he would continue to work with his roster of clients at the SXSW Film Festival this year while exploring new opportunities beyond publicity.

“Since Brigade’s founding, Adam has played an instrumental role in Brigade’s growth and success,
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New to Streaming: ‘Stalker,’ ‘Border,’ ‘Queen of Earth,’ ‘Lords of Chaos,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’re highlighting the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

Border (Ali Abbasi)

“I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.” At a glance, you might conclude that that line from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has provided the foundations for pretty much every decent monster movie since James Whale adapted the text back in 1931; perhaps even before. This delightfully grungy and ethereal contemporary horror from Iranian-born, Denmark-based Ali Abbasi concerns a romance between two creatures who happen to be feeling out those opposite warring sides. One is attempting to satisfy a
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Full Trailer for Alex Ross Perry's 'Her Smell' Starring Elisabeth Moss

"You're a mess." "No, you're a mess." Gunpowder & Sky has released a new, full-length trailer for Alex Ross Perry's latest, titled Her Smell, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. This received some rave reviews from critics, another music film following so many others from the festival circuit last year. Elisabeth Moss (who also starred in Alex Ross Perry's films Queen of Earth and Listen Up Philip) plays a self-destructive punk rocker named Becky Something who struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success. The impressive cast includes Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, Agyness Deyn, Gayle Rankin, Ashley Benson, Dylan Gelula, Amber Heard, Eric Stoltz, with Virginia Madsen. This looks like a wild 'n crazy punk rock drama with all the usual punk nonsense. Here's the full-length official trailer for Alex Ross Perry's Her Smell, direct from G&S's YouTube
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See Elisabeth Moss Go Full Courtney Love in ‘Her Smell’ Trailer

See Elisabeth Moss Go Full Courtney Love in ‘Her Smell’ Trailer
Elisabeth Moss plays guitar and sings a grungy anthem about flirting with death in the trailer for Her Smell, a new film by Alex Ross Perry. Her blonde hair and the tone of the song, a cover of the Only Ones’ “Another Girl Another Planet,” recall Hole and Courtney Love. But despite the glee she feels onstage, the clip shows that Moss’ character, Becky Something, has a darker side.

“Becky Something, she’s a woman,” Agyness Deyn’s character, Marielle, tells her. Something rejoins, “She’s a user.” “You’re a mother.
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Her Smell Trailer Brings Elisabeth Moss Out of '90s Grunge Rock Retirement

Her Smell Trailer Brings Elisabeth Moss Out of '90s Grunge Rock Retirement
The '90s are enjoying there heyday as Millennials continue to feel nostalgic for the era. With Captain Marvel heading into theaters soon, scorching across a landscape embedded firmly in the year 1995, we get an entirely different look at the era with Her Smell, which revisits the grunge decade in rock music, peering into the lives of those who lived it first hand.

Becky Something pumps up the volume and shines a light on the terrifying moment when superstardom wanes - and quiet becomes the new loud.

Alex Ross Perry wrote and directed the future life of Beck Something, bringing it all together with a strong ensemble led by Elisabeth Moss. She's backed up by Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, Agyness Deyn, Amber Heard, Gayle Rankin, Ashley Benson, Dylan Gelula, Virginia Madsen and Eric Stoltz. The movie will hit New York theaters first on April 12th (NY); followed by an expansion
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‘Her Smell’ Trailer: Elisabeth Moss Delivers a Volatile Tour De Force

‘Her Smell’ Trailer: Elisabeth Moss Delivers a Volatile Tour De Force
Elisabeth Moss has become one of television’s most powerhouse performers thanks to her Emmy-winning role on Hulu’s drama series “The Handmaid’s Tale” — not to mention seven previous Emmy nominations (six for “Mad Men” and one for “Top of the Lake”) — and now she’s about to become the same on the big screen thanks to “Her Smell.” The punk music drama reunites Moss with her “Listen Up Philip” and “Queen of Earth” director Alex Ross Perry, but never has the actress gotten this volatile and monstrous of a role to sink her teeth into.

Her Smell” stars Moss as Becky Something, the lead singer of the all-female punk group Something She. Perry’s script uses a five-act structure that tells Becky’s entire story through fiv extended scenes that match the character’s drug-raddled claustrophobia and emotional release. Becky has a young daughter but has not given up her hardcore punk edge,
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