Emily Blunt Was ‘Scared’ With Taking On The Horrors Of ‘A Quiet Place’

Emily Blunt in A QUIET PLACE, from Paramount Pictures.

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are a married couple with children, and now they’re also cinematic collaborators in the highly anticipated horror thriller A Quiet Place.

Krasinski also co-wrote the screenplay and directed the feature which centers on a family (Blunt, Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds) who are being hunted by creatures who track their prey via sound. The flick, which has been receiving excellent word of mouth, is high on tension and scant on dialogue.

“For me the creatures were always secondary to what I fell in love with the screenplay,” said Blunt. “For me, in many ways as a mother of two girls it represented my deepest fear of not being able to protect your children and what that must feel like. It scared me to take on this role.”

Click on the media bar to hear Blunt explain how she and Krasinski approached the film with a real sense of vulnerability:

A Quiet Place opens nationwide April 6.

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Nick Robinson Romances Rosario Dawson In Coming-of-Age Drama ‘Krystal’

Nick Robinson, who’s receiving his share of accolades for the teen drama Love, Simon, will next be seen in the comedy-drama Krystal. Directed by William H. Macy, the narrative centers on Taylor Ogburn (Robinson), an 18-year-old who falls in love with an ex-stripper (Rosario Dawson). Probably unaware of boundaries, Taylor decides to attend AA meetings (he’s not an alcoholic) in order to bond with the woman of his dreams.

Co-starring Felicity Huffman, Tip “T.I.” Harris, and The Flash star Grunt Gustin, the feature marks Macy’s third feature directing effort (his previous flicks are The Layover, released last year, and 2014’s Rudderless). The trailer has its memorable moments and showcases Robinson’s comedic skills, and hopefully Dawson and Robinson’s chemistry will lead the way. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!

Krystal opens in select theaters April 13.

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‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Star Cailee Spaeny Checks Into The ‘El Royale’

Cailee Spaeny

(L to R) Cadets Amara (CAILEE SPAENY) and Jinhai (WESLEY WONG) in the Bracer Phoenix Conn-Pod in “Pacific Rim Uprising.” The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity. Photo Credit: Jasin Boland

Initially focused on pursing a music career, Cailee Spaeny is making huge strides as an actress thanks to her scene stealing work in Pacific Rim Uprising. As the brave and determined Amara Namani, the Springfield, Missouri native spent six months in Australia and China.

Pacific Rim Uprising is her feature film debut and before shooting that movie, she had never traveled outside the U.S. It’s an exciting time for the actress, who also landed a plum role in director Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale. Co-starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, and Dakota Johnson, the feature centers on a cast of individuals whose lives collide at a Lake Tahoe area hotel.

Click on the media bar to hear Cailee Spaeny discuss her upcoming role at Bad Times at the El Royale.

Pacific Rim Uprising, now playing nationwide, co-stars John Boyega and Scott Eastwood.

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For Jason Clarke, ‘Chapaquiddick’ Was A History Lesson

While political scandals now seem like they’re daily headlines, there was a time when they were much more rare. And that meant the impact of something like Ted Kennedy’s Chappaquiddick scandal was magnified. Jason Clarke stars as Kennedy in a drama telling the story of the scandal, and he’s a little surprised that, over time, the story and its impact on the Kennedy family seem to have been forgotten.

Chappaquiddick opens on April 6.

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‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Dethrones ‘Black Panther’ With $28 Million Weekend

Pacific Rim Uprising

(L to R, center) CAILEE SPAENY as Amara, SCOTT EASTWOOD as Lambert and JOHN BOYEGA as Jake with Amara’s fellow Cadets in “Pacific Rim Uprising.” The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity.

Pacific Rim Uprising unseated Black Panther to capture the #1 spot at the box office, taking in $28 million in its debut weekend. Black Panther had another strong weekend with $16.6 million, good enough for second place while the faith based drama I Can Only Imagine continued its successful run with $13.8 million. Here’s the top 10:

  1. Pacific Rim Uprising – It did land at the top spot,but it has to continue its solid run as it’s budget is estimated at $150 million! $28 million
    2. Black Panther – It has made over $630 million domestically, and this weekend  it takes in $16.6 million.
    3. I Can Only Imagine – Drama makes $13.8 million  and has collected over $38 million domestically. It’s a huge hit considering its $7 million budget!
    4. Sherlock Gnome – A $10.6 million debut is disappointing for this $59 million budgeted flick.
    5. Tomb Raider – Flick plummets in its second weekend with $10.4 million.
    6. A Wrinkle in Time – $8 million
    7. Love, Simon – Critically acclaimed flick takes in $7 million
    8. Paul, Apostle of Christ – Its $5 million debut was not too shabby, since it opened in just over 1,400 screens (compared to 3,700 plus with Pacific Rim Uprising. Plus, its production budget is $5 million
    9. Game Night – $4.1 million
    10. Midnight Sun – Romantic drama collects $4.1 million its its debut weekend.

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‘Roseanne’ Has Laurie Metcalf Partying Like It’s 1998!

Rosanne was a transcendent experience the first time around for Laurie Metcalf. The show elevated her career from bit parts to bona fide star, and she earned three Emmy awards in the process. She was an Oscar nominee this year for Lady Bird, and she was nominated for three Emmy awards last fall, but when Roseanne Barr wanted to get the whole gang back together for new episodes of Roseanne, Metcalf did not hesitate to jump on board. And when filming began, Metcalf told us, it was like throwing the switch on a time machine. (Click on the media bar below to hear Laurie Metcalf)

Roseanne returns to ABC next Tuesday night.

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