Stanley Kubrick - News Poster

News

First Pet Sematary Reactions Call The Film Vicious, Brutal And Dark

The latest trailer for the upcoming Pet Sematary remake had a few surprises in store for fans, not least for those who are familiar with the 1983 source material or have seen Mary Lambert’s 1989 adaptation. The general premise of an ancient burial ground with the power to raise the dead remains the same, but writer Jeff Buhler has decided to mix things up a bit when it comes to who actually does the dying.

Seeing as Stephen King wasn’t a fan of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and the liberties that the 1980 movie took with his work, there was always the risk that he wouldn’t be too happy with the new Pet Sematary. In a tweet last month, however, the renowned author seemingly gave the project his seal of approval, writing the following:

“This is a scary movie. Be warned.”

It seems he was right to warn us,
See full article at We Got This Covered »

The Republican Who Wants to Defeat ‘Malignant Narcissist’ Trump

Sometimes, in politics, truth is stranger than fiction.

As a cub reporter at Mother Jones in the late Nineties, I wrote an article about novels by American politicians called “Don’t Quit Your Day Job,” reviewing a noir thriller by former Republican Gov. Bill Weld of Massachusetts. Called Mackerel by Moonlight, the page-turner features hard-boiled prose that still make my ribs hurt from laughing: “They turned around like deer in the headlights. Deer who had also been shot.”

Today, Weld himself is the protagonist in a plot that 20 years ago
See full article at Rolling Stone »

Rushes: Carolee Schneemann, The Last Blockbuster, Miyazaki Boosts Tourism

  • MUBI
NEWSCarolee Schneemann by Lynne SachsThe great Carolee Schneemann has died, gifting us with an inimitable legacy as a trailblazing avant-garde feminist filmmaker, painter, cat lover, performance artist, and much more. Lynne Sachs's 2017 documentary, Carolee, Barbara and Gunvor, previously screened on Mubi in partnership with the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Read Sachs's introduction of the short film, and recollection of a life's friendship with Schneemann, here.The master film editor Thelma Schoonmaker has announced plans to publish the diaries of her late husband, filmmaker Michael Powell (The Red Shoes). "I want people to be able to read about all the great movies we lost," she states. "The ones he had hoped to make.” Recommended VIEWINGOlivier Assayas's satirical comedy on book publishing, the changing media landscape, and, of course, romantic coupling get a U.S. trailer.In the event of its new restoration, the controversial British dancehall cult-classic Babylon has a shining new trailer.
See full article at MUBI »

Triple Frontier Feview: A Slick But Familiar Action Thriller

Oscar Issac and Ben Affleck star in Jc Chandor's watchable Netflix actioner, Triple Frontier, but we've seen a lot of it before.

This review comes from Den of Geek UK.

Another Jc Chandor film, another potted take on masculinity in crisis. Margin Call (2011) was about crooked Wall Street traders, All is Lost (2013) concentrated on a solo sailor fighting a losing battle against the ocean and A Most Violent Year (2014) concerned a harassed businessman’s territorial struggles against mobsters and rivals. While these films are all of a fine standard, Jessica Chastain’s performance in the latter aside, there’s rarely a meaningful role for a woman.

Now, Chandor turns his gaze towards South America and what sleazy Carter Burke in Aliens would undoubtedly call “very tough hombres”: a crew of five former Us special forces soldiers who plan to steal many millions of dollars from a drug lord in an unnamed country.
See full article at Den of Geek »

Why Vincent D’Onofrio Wanted to Direct a Western

Don Kaye Mar 11, 2019

Vincent D’Onofrio on directing his first Western, The Kid, plus whether he’d like to play Kingpin again if Daredevil ever returns.

Vincent D’Onofrio has been turning out superb acting work ever since the world saw him in his breakout role as Private Leonard “Gomer Pyle” Lawrence in Stanley Kubrick’s acidic 1987 Vietnam War classic, Full Metal Jacket. Since then, the Brooklyn-born, 59-year-old actor has made his mark in movies, TV and on the stage, including films like Mystic Pizza, The Break-Up, Ed Wood, Men in Black, The Magnificent Seven, Jurassic World and many more. But he may be best known to many for two career TV roles: as Detective Robert Goren on Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and more recent as Marvel Comics arch-villain Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin on Netflix and Marvel TV’s Daredevil.

Now D’Onofrio is taking on a new role: as director.
See full article at Den of Geek »

Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong’o Terrify SXSW with ‘Us’

  • Variety
Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong’o Terrify SXSW with ‘Us’
In Austin, everyone can hear you scream. And there seemed to be plenty of shrieks, squeals and even a few sobs at the premiere of Jordan Peele’s latest opus, “Us,” at South By Southwest on Friday night.

This film festival in Texas has a strong track record of launching studio blockbusters. Last year, “A Quiet Place” screened here before raking in an astonishing $340 million worldwide.

Judging by the ecstatic reaction after the screening of “Us,” Peele doesn’t need to worry about a sophomore slump, following the success of his Oscar-nominated “Get Out.”

Is “Us” as scary as the trailer? More so.

Is the story of a cookie-cutter family (led by Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke), who fight off blood-thirsty clones on their summer vacation, less political than “Get Out?” Not really.

At a Q&A following the screening, Peele revealed — without mentioning the president’s name — that
See full article at Variety »

Haunting New Pet Sematary Images Take Us Inside The Graveyard

With the new Pet Sematary just a few weeks away from reaching cinemas, Total Film (via Games Radar) has shared a new pair of pics featuring Jason Clarke as Louis Creed wandering the titular graveyard on a misty night.

In the Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s upcoming Stephen King adaptation, the First Man and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star plays a grieving father who attempts to resurrect his daughter Ellie after a tragic accident. Clarke’s creepy, anguished performance has so far proven to be a highlight of the pic’s promotional footage, and in an interview with Total Film, the actor recalled how King’s original 1983 novel left its mark on him.

“I read it in my early twenties,” Clarke said. “Nobody does it better than King. The descriptions of what’s going on are just too much at times – you have to put the book down.
See full article at We Got This Covered »

Film Comment Selects Shines a Light on Desolation, Despair and Destruction

  • MUBI
The Hidden CityEarlier this month, the Film Society of Lincoln Center hosted its 19th annual Film Comment Selects festival, a weeklong showcase of standout feature films from the past year’s international festival circuit, curated by the Film Comment editorial team. Despite the buzz surrounding the more anticipated titles including Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird and Laszlo Nemes’ Sunset, which were the Centerpiece and Opening Night selections, respectively, the festival also featured some more obscure gems that sought to transport us to places we likely wouldn’t have seen otherwise—from the underground sewers of Madrid, to the war zones in Ukraine, and remote rural villages in India—and ingratiate ourselves with people for whom death and desolation are specters that hover over their daily life in one way or another. The Hidden City opens with a shot of what look to be twilight stars, tiny flecks of light
See full article at MUBI »

The 7 Best Movies New to Netflix in March 2019

March can be a long month, and that’s especially true for cinephiles. Wedged between the Oscars and the start of the summer movie season (which now begins sometime in April), the tail-end of winter can feel like the deepest of doldrums on the annual movie calendar. Fortunately, Netflix is doing what it can to sustain its subscribers from now until spring.

This month’s new additions to the company’s streaming library offer a little something for everyone, from the soaring acrobatics of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” to the chilled mysteries of Debra Granik’s “Winter’s Bone,” and the heartbreaking drama of Asghar Farhadi’s “A Separation.” March’s Netflix Originals include Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut, Lukas Dhont’s controversial “Girl,” and the star-studded beefcake spectacle of “Triple Frontier.” “Music and Lyrics” and “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” join the internet’s deepest stable of 21st century rom-coms,
See full article at Indiewire »

It 2 Has the Bloodiest Scene in Horror History According to Jessica Chastain

It 2 Has the Bloodiest Scene in Horror History According to Jessica Chastain
Director Andy Muschietti's upcoming sequel to his hit adaptation of Stephen King's It is heading our way this September. Written by Gary Dauberman, It: Chapter 2 is easily one of the most anticipated horror movies of all-time. This time around, the kid cast had been replaced with adults such as Bill Hader, James McAvoy, and Jessica Chastain. And Chastain was recently a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and dropped a fun tease for just what kind of mayhem we can expect from Pennywise the Dancing Clown when the second chapter creeps and crawls into theaters this September.

Turns out, this new movie features a scene which Jessica Chastain says is the most blood that's ever been in a single scene of a horror movie. Watch out, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining and the blood rain from Fede &#193lvarez's Evil Dead remake.

Jessica Chastain told Jimmy Fallon.
See full article at MovieWeb »

Celebrate Overlook Hotel-Style with The Shining Redrum Roll-Cake from The Homicidal Homemaker

With The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep arriving in Us theaters this November, it’s the perfect time to revisit Stanley Kubrick’s arresting film adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel. Heck, you may even want to throw a Shining-themed costume party, complete with Shining-themed food and drinks. Thanks to The Homicidal Homemaker, the dessert course is covered! […] The post Celebrate Overlook Hotel-Style with The Shining Redrum Roll-Cake from The Homicidal Homemaker appeared first on Dread Central.
See full article at Dread Central »

Make a Redrum Roll Cake with Kaci Hansen on a New Episode of The Homicidal Homemaker Horror Cooking Show

All vegetables and no cake makes Jack a dull boy. Kaci Hansen aka The Homicidal Homemaker, is back with a new episode of her horror cooking show! In this episode, learn how to make a redrum roll cake inspired by Stanley Kubrick's The Shining and, yes, it is made with rum—Deadhead Dark Chocolate Rum, to be exact.

To follow this recipe and make redrum roll cake yourself, check out the official episode below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more recipes from The Homicidal Homemaker! And, in case you missed it, visit here to check out Kaci's previous recipes.

"All work and no play makes me want to bake. And patterned roll cakes are one of my favorite ways to serve cake!

If you’ve watched some of my previous videos, my recipe for this Redrum Roll Cake inspired by "The Shining" is very similar to my
See full article at DailyDead »

CAA Signs Chris Isaak

CAA has signed Chris Isaak, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard have exclusively learned. He was previously at Wme.

The singer-songwriter broke out in 1990 with his sultry single "Wicked Game," which was featured in David Lynch's Wild at Heart. His other notable tracks include "Somebody's Crying" (for which he received a Grammy nomination for male rock vocal performance) and "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing" off of his 1995 Grammy-nominated rock album Forever Blue, one of his 12 studio releases.

"Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing" was immortalized in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, but Isaak ...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter »

Yorgos Lanthimos lines up crime thriller ‘Pop. 1280’ for his next project

  • HeyUGuys
He may have missed out on the coveted top prize at last night’s Oscar’s but hot property, Yorgos Lanthimos, has lined up his next project already, an adaptation of Jim Thompson’s 1964 crime novel ‘Pop. 1280’.

Lanthimos will write and direct the picture which tells the story of a sheriff in a town with a population of 1280 people who presents himself as a simplistic, harmless fool, but in actuality is a manipulative psychopath and serial killer who preys on the worst impulses of the small town folk.

Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures, Lanthimos, Ryan Friedkin of Imperative Entertainment and John Alan Simon of Discovery Productions will produce. Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas of Imperative Entertainment, Micah Green and Dan Steinman of 30West, Elizabeth Karr of Discovery Productions, Ilene Feldman, and Jon Levin will be executive producers.

Also in news – The 2019 Oscars – winners

This isn’t the
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Paths of Glory

Based on an actual incident, Stanley Kubrick’s scathing anti-war classic set in the mud-packed trenches of Wwi is his first masterpiece, featuring an unforgettable ensemble of Hollywood actors at the top of their game. Bavaria stands in for France as Kubrick’s effortlessly mobile camera prowls the trenches as with the elan of a Max Ophuls. With one of the great endings of all time. If you don’t tear up, you’re made of stone.

The post Paths of Glory appeared first on Trailers From Hell.
See full article at Trailers from Hell »

Yorgos Lanthimos to Direct and Adapt Crime Novel ‘Pop. 1280’

  • The Wrap
Yorgos Lanthimos to Direct and Adapt Crime Novel ‘Pop. 1280’
Yorgos Lanthimos, the Oscar-nominated director of “The Favourite,” will next write and direct “Pop. 1280,” an adaptation of a 1964 crime novel by Jim Thompson, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Lanthimos will develop the film at Imperative Entertainment, which will produce with Element Pictures in association with Discovery Productions.

Thompson’s novel is about a sheriff in a town with a population of 1280 people who presents himself as a simplistic, harmless fool, but in actuality is a manipulative psychopath and serial killer who preys on the worst impulses of the small town folk.

Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures are producing along with Lanthimos, Ryan Friedkin on behalf of Imperative Entertainment and John Alan Simon of Discovery Productions. Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas of Imperative Entertainment
See full article at The Wrap »

Yorgos Lanthimos To Write, Direct ‘Pop. 1280’ For Imperative Entertainment & Element Pictures

  • Deadline
Yorgos Lanthimos To Write, Direct ‘Pop. 1280’ For Imperative Entertainment & Element Pictures
Exclusive: Yorgos Lanthimos is set to write and direct Pop. 1280, an adaptation of the Jim Thompson crime novel for Imperative Entertainment. Element Pictures will produce with Imperative and Lanthimos, in association with Discovery Productions.

Project is high priority. Lanthimos’ The Favourite is up for 10 Oscars this weekend, including Best Picture, and it just won seven of the 12 Batfa Awards for which it was nominated.

Thompson published the novel in 1964. A corrupt sheriff of a small town manipulates the people in his orbit in order to win the next election. The nasty romp has long been a favorite of the director.

Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures, Lanthimos, Ryan Friedkin of Imperative Entertainment and John Alan Simon of Discovery Productions will produce. Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas of Imperative Entertainment, Micah Green and Dan Steinman of 30West, Elizabeth Karr of Discovery Productions, Ilene Feldman, and Jon Levin will be executive producers.
See full article at Deadline »

Steve Jobs Has a Strange Connection to the Hotel from The Shining

Steve Jobs Has a Strange Connection to the Hotel from The Shining
When Steve Jobs tied the knot with his wife in 1991, he chose a venue with a unique — and creepy — film history.

The late Apple co-founder said ‘I Do’ with Laurene Powell during a small ceremony officiated by a Buddhist monk at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park on March 18, Business Insider recently pointed out.

The California resort, which has since been renamed the Majestic Yosemite, was used to film many of the interior scenes of Stanley Kubrick’s cult classic horror film The Shining, which was adopted from a novel by Steven King’s novel and stars Jack Nicholson,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

‘Ready Player One’ Juxtaposes Real, Virtual Via VFX From Three Shops

  • Variety
‘Ready Player One’ Juxtaposes Real, Virtual Via VFX From Three Shops
Director Steven Spielberg set an ambitious goal for himself and his “Ready Player OneVFX team: weaving viewers in and out of a virtual world within the storytelling parameters of a traditional film. The movie, released by Warner Bros. in March, is one of five up for a visual effects Oscar this year.

To adapt Ernest Cline’s 2011 young adult novel about kids who escape a dystopian 2045 by immersing themselves in a massively multiplayer online simulation game, the talents of no fewer than 11 tech firms were required. The bulk of the work fell to three companies: Digital Domain, Industrial Light & Magic and Territory Studio.

The plot focuses on teenage gamer Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), who, like most of the underemployed population, spends what seems like every waking hour role-playing inside the virtual world called Oasis. In the game, he competes in a series of puzzles, the successful completion of which
See full article at Variety »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed