There is a lot to unpack, in a good way, regarding Color Out of Space. First off, it marks the return (at least big screen wise as he’s directed documentaries) of Richard Stanley. A former cinematic wunderkind (Hardware, Dust Devil), Stanley’s career took a drastic turn after being fired from The Island of Dr. Moreau (that experience is spotlighted in the acclaimed documentary Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau). Secondly, the movie, along with featuring another first rate Nicolas Cage performance, is also an immersive cosmic horror tale that will garner its share of fans.
Madeleine Arthur (To All The Boys I Loved Before, Big Eyes) co-stars as Lavinia Gardner, daughter to Nathan (Cage) and Theresa (Joely Richardson), and she also delivers a powerful and emotionally wrenching performance.
“I wasn’t super familiar with his work prior to the movie but now am one of the biggest Richard Stanley fans,” said Arthur. “It’s such a pleasure, a treat and an honor to be part of his first feature in so many years. Fans of Richard’s work will see some of his signature elements and I’m really excited for everyone to see all of those moments as well.”
Click on the media bar to hear Madeleine Arthur talk about going toe-to-toe with Nicolas Cage in Color Out of Space:
After a long delay, The New Mutants is finally seeing the light of day. Director Josh Boone’s (The Fault In Our Stars) feature was shot back in 2017 and had an initial release date of 2018. Disney’s purchase of Fox placed The New Mutants in further limbo, with speculation that the film would ultimately land on Disney+ instead of making a debut in theaters.
Thankfully that is not the case as Disney has decided to give this movie, which is based on the Marvel comic book series of the same name a shot. The ensemble includes Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Alice Braga (Queen of the South), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things). Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Penned and directed by Oscar winning scribe Roger Avary, Lucky Daycenters on Red (Luke Bracey), a just released convict who attempts to lead a law abiding life with his wife (Nina Dobrev) and daughter. A French hitman named Luc (Crispin Glover) has other plans in mind, as he is on a revenge mission to snuff out Red.
Glover previously worked with Avary on the Robert Zemeckis directed Beowulf (Glover voiced Grendel and Avary co-penned the film). That said, the actor didn’t have ample time to prepare for the role. “It was obvious this was a great character and I had 7 days from reading the script to being in front of the camera shooting,” said Glover. “Luckily it was a really good character and it worked out well.”
Click on the media bar to hear Glover talk about the biggest challenges of shooting Lucky Day:
Co-starring Clifton Collins, Lucky Day is now out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. Special features on the disc include audio commentary from Avary and a making-of featurette.
One of the major draws behind The Grudge is that it’s being directed by Nicolas Pesce, a singular filmmaker who’s known for his eye catching visual compositions. With just an indie budget for his previous features The Eyes of My Motherand Piercing, Pesce created immersive worlds that left an indelible impression on many a cinephile.
With The Grudge Pesce, has a bigger canvas to work with, and one has to wonder how his own style with coexist with a highly anticipated studio project. During our past interview with Pesce, he talked about how a big part of his motivation is to push the cinematic form to new heights (filmmakers Pesce loves include Brian De Palma and David Lynch).
The Grudge, starring Tara Westwood and Andrea Riseborough, opens nationwide January 3.
Director Ruben Östlund’s critically acclaimed Force Majeure has been remade into an American film, and the good news is the feature has its share of A-list talent.
Downhill centers on a family whose seemingly picture perfect lives crumble after a near tragedy during a ski vacation in the Alps.
When an avalanche endangers his family, Pete’s (Will Ferrell) immediate reaction is to immediately leave the premises. This cowardly act is obviously met with disapproval from his wife Billie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and the rest, as they say, is “downhill.”
The project is directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, the filmmakers behind the first rate coming of age comedy The Way Way Back. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
It Chapter Twomay not have been as critically beloved as the first installment, but it did make over $472 million worldwide at the box office. The feature is now out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital, and one of the feature’s strongest aspects is Bill Hader’s performance as the grown up version of Richie (Finn Wolfhard plays Richie as a youth).
Click on the media bar to hear Bill Hader talk about how Finn Wolfhard helped him get the role in It Chapter Two:
Special features available on the 4K UHD Combo Pack includes audio commentary from director Andy Muschietti and several featurettes (“Pennywise Lives Again!,” “Finding the Deadlights,” “The Meeting of the Losers Club Has Officially Begun,” “Finding the Deadlights,” and “The Summers of It”).
It Chapter Two is now out a 4K UHD Combo Pack and DVD (digital code also included).