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Movie Review – The Silence (2019)

The Silence, 2019.

Directed by John R. Leonetti.

Starring Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto, Kate Trotter, Kyle Breitkopf, John Corbett, and Billy MacLellan.

Synopsis:

When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews, who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven.

Veteran cinematographer John R. Leonetti has yet to impress this critic as a horror director. Annabelle proved James Wan’s Conjurverse to be fallible and Wish Upon exists as this Final Destination Lite mess of disjointed death sequences. Could 2019’s The Silence turn a new page, one where “good enough for Leonetti” isn’t considered effusive praise? Not today, dear reader.

Much like Leonetti’s failure to recreate James Wan’s signature haunted menace in Annabelle, Leonetti attempts to borrow from A Quiet Place in terms of silent tension. Please note, in
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‘The Silence’ Review (Netflix Original)

Stars: Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Kate Trotter, John Corbett, Kyle Breitkopf, Dempsey Bryk, Billy MacLellan, Gregory Waters | Written by Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke | Directed by John R. Leonetti

The Silence – directed by John R. Leonetti – is the latest Netflix horror released with zero prior knowledge and fanfare for its consumers.

The film stars Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka and Miranda Otto to name a few, as a family fighting a monstrous newly emerged enemy and to add insult to injury mysterious religious cult. If you’ve seen Bird Box or A Quiet Place you’ve already had the pleasure – or displeasure depending on your disposition – of seeing this underwhelming semi-horror protocol. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Kiernan Shipka impresses in a film that has little bite or intrigue, with very little emotional engagement or even horror elements for that matter.

The Silence is sadly just profoundly underwhelming
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The Chaperone – Review

Elizabeth McGovern in The Chaperone. Photo by Karin Catt Courtesy of PBS Distribution

The prospect of a film about the iconic silent film star Louise Brooks was so tantalizing. The star with the sleek black bob and bold gaze was the most forward of the screen’s stars representing women breaking the social conventions in the Roaring ’20s.

The Chaperone is a tale of Louise Brooks at 16,as she is just beginning her path to stardom, which made The Chaperone seem irresistible. Yet, despite a fine cast led by Elizabeth McGovern and young Haley Lu Richardson plus a script by Julian Fellowes. The Chaperone falls short of that promise.

This PBS production reunites “Downton Abbey” writer Julian Fellowes and star Elizabeth McGovern in another period drama. Yet, directed by Michael Engler, in his first theatrical release after a long career in television, The Chaperone feels like a TV movie. Despite nice locations and pretty costumes,
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Film Review: ‘The Chaperone’ is Excellent Lesson in 1920s Identity

Chicago – Although mostly set in the early 1920s, “The Chaperone” has some pungent lessons regarding identity, and living life authentically. The story of former silent film star Louise Brooks and her first trip to New York City expresses both how we can live today and how they lived back then.

Rating: 4.5/5.0

A couple of actor punks from the 1980s/90s period, Elizabeth McGovern and Campbell Scott, portray a grown up flapper-era married couple from Kansas with welcome sensitivity. It is McGovern that shines, as the title character, as it is her journey that upends several lives, up to and including her young about-to-be-a-star responsibility. Haley Lu Richardson (“The Edge of Seventeen”) solidifies her up and coming status by creating a memorable Louise Brooks, a person ahead of her time. The pairing of chaperone and starlet makes for an absorbing narrative, combining the morality of the time with an emerging show business dynamo.
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Cast Reacts to Part 2's Biggest Twists

If it looked like the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina stars were having a little too much fun with the supernatural shenanigans of Part 2, it’s because they were. From Sabrina’s fiery resurrection to Zelda’s own red wedding, the cast relished every devilish twist.

At least that’s the impression TVLine got during a recent visit to the Netflix series’ Vancouver set. Below, see what the cast told reporters about their storylines in Part 2, including one actor’s long-awaited playdate with the Spellman witches.

Dark Sabrina | Exploring Sabrina’s darker tendencies has been “fun” for Kiernan Shipka, whose mission remains “making her understandable,
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What's the Deal With Nick Scratch in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 2? Let's Discuss

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What's the Deal With Nick Scratch in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 2? Let's Discuss
Warning: Major (and majorly spooky) spoilers for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina below!

If the final episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's second season doesn't make you shout "What the hell?!" "What the heaven?!" then perhaps you're not as emotionally invested in the Netflix teen drama as I am. And you know what? If that's the case, I'm jealous, because the season two finale leaves Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) reeling from the betrayal, and then subsequent "death" of her warlock boyfriend, Nick Scratch (Gavin Leatherwood).

Much of the lead-up to season two hinged around whether or not Sabrina would reconcile with her mortal high school sweetheart, Harvey (Ross Lynch), or move on with Nick, who attends the Academy of the Unseen Arts with her. Though she and Harvey briefly rekindle things in the beginning of the season (emphasis on briefly), Sabrina quickly comes to realize that the differences between them are
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 2: The Blackwoods Reveal All

Chris Cummins Kayti Burt Apr 9, 2019

Richard Coyle and Miranda Otto discuss Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's most dysfunctional couple.

This Chilling Adventures of Sabrina article contains major spoilers for the show's second part.

In a series packed with dynamic relationships, none is as complicated as that of the pairing between Father Blackwood (Richard Coyle) and Zelda Spellman (Miranda Otto). More of a business relationship than a romantic one -- although the occasional flagellation session also factors into it -- the Blackwoods are together for their mutual gain.

The just-released second part of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina showcases the pair's wedding day, a ceremony that is performed in the immediate aftermath of the Antipope's slaying and one that is interrupted by Sabrina and Nick posing as Edward and Diana Spellman... not to mention a knife-wielding Ambrose.

It's hardly the traditional nuptials, not that anything about this couple is ordinary.

During a
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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in April, and the Best Reasons to Watch

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in April, and the Best Reasons to Watch
1. “Our Planet” Season 1 (available now)

Why Should I Watch? In the second episode of “Our Planet,” Netflix’s eight-part nature docuseries riffing on the success of “Planet Earth,” there’s a stunning image of the planet’s largest walrus population. Drone shots capture a sea of brown fur resting on top of the actual sea itself, as sweeping crane movements illustrate the vast population of tusked mammals fighting for precious square inches of real estate. Their honks are as humorous as their adventurous climbs over other walruses — which can crush walruses on the bottom — and the surrounding rocks are terrifying. They look like aliens, and their habitat also feels like a land far removed from our own. But it’s not. This is our planet, and the Netflix special connects us to that seemingly basic concept with raw power. The ending of this brief segment offers some of the most
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What's the Deal With Nick Scratch in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 2? Let's Discuss

Warning: Major (and majorly spooky) spoilers for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina below!

If the final episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's second season doesn't make you shout "What the hell?!" "What the heaven?!" then perhaps you're not as emotionally invested in the Netflix teen drama as I am. And you know what? If that's the case, I'm jealous, because the season two finale leaves Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) reeling from the betrayal, and then subsequent "death" of her warlock boyfriend, Nick Scratch (Gavin Leatherwood).

Much of the lead-up to season two hinged around whether or not Sabrina would reconcile with her mortal high school sweetheart, Harvey (Ross Lynch), or move on with Nick, who attends the Academy of the Unseen Arts with her. Though she and Harvey briefly rekindle things in the beginning of the season (emphasis on briefly), Sabrina quickly comes to realize that the differences between them are
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season One Viewer Votes

Is magic in the air during the first season of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TV show on Netflix? Usually, the Nielsen ratings play a big role in determining whether a TV shows like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is cancelled or renewed for season two. Netflix and other streaming platforms, however, collect their own data. If you've been watching this TV series, we'd love to know how you feel about the season one episodes (parts one and two) of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. We invite you to rate them for us. **Status update below.

A Netflix supernatural drama based on the Archie Comics' character, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina stars Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez, Gavin Leatherwood, Richard Coyle, Lachlan Watson, Bronson Pinchot, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, and Abigail Cowen. The updated, supernatural series centers on
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Daily Dead’s 2019 Spring/Summer Movie Preview

With Pet Sematary (2019) headed to theaters today, that means we’re officially kicking off the Spring Movie Season, which makes it the perfect time to take a look ahead at all the horror, sci-fi, and genre-adjacent films headed to big and small screens in the coming months. And considering the Summer Movie Season seems to unofficially kick off earlier and earlier every year, this writer thought it only made sense to just go ahead and get a jump on the titles you should keep an eye out for in theaters or on VOD through August 2019.

Even though the movie gods have already been great to us horror fans over the last several months, we have so many exciting films to look forward to in the near future, including a new Hellboy, The Curse of La Llorona, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Brightburn, John Wick: Chapter 3, The Dead Don’t Die,
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

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What's next for Greendale? Has the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, part three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   

What's This TV Show About?

A Netflix occult drama based on the Archie Comics' character, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina stars Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson, Bronson Pinchot, and Gavin Leatherwood. The updated, supernatural series centers on Sabrina Spellman (Shipka), a student at Baxter High in Greendale (near Riverdale), who is
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Returns: What to Expect From 'Darker' Part 2

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘s titular teenage witch flirted with the dark side in Part 1, but when the Netflix drama returns for Part 2 on Friday, she’s ready to make a serious commitment.

“Her duality is strong — there’s a strong part of her that’s mortal, but I do think there’s that dark side in her,” Kiernan Shipka told TVLine and other outlets during a recent visit to the show’s Vancouver set. “Playing with that has been super fun. She’s really excited about [the path she’s on] right now.”

Indeed, Part 2 puts our girl Sabrina on entirely new path, one lined with new frenemies,
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Netflix Review – Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2

Ej Moreno on the first five episodes of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2…

Over the first five episodes for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2, the show dives into so much material that it feels overwhelming. Usually, when screeners for TV shows come out, you get a small sample to review, and you crave more. Not for this show though; it was almost a blessing to get a break after five episodes.

The second season of Netflix’s teen scream does so much in such little time that it feels like the sky’s the limit for what can happen next. Honestly, it’s hard to predict what will happen in the next half of this season…let alone the show’s future!

Right now though, let’s focus on Part 2 of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Picking right up where season one left off, Sabrina is trying to find a
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The Conjuring 3 Gets a Fall 2020 Release Date

The Conjuring 3 Gets a Fall 2020 Release Date
A few weeks back we passed along the excellent news that producer James Wan and director Michael Chaves's The Conjuring 3 starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will begin shooting in Atlanta this summer. And that news makes more than a bit of sense today as we have just learned that the upcoming and much-anticipated third entry in The Conjuring main flagship series will be possessing a theater near you on September 11, 2020. Yeah, September 11th. Kind of seems like a bad omen to me, but what do I know.

Anyhow, The Conjuring 3 will not only be the third entry in the The Conjuring series (duh), but it will also be the eighth entry in The Conjuring Universe as a whole. And for those who might need a refresher course, The Conjuring Universe currently includes James Wan's The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2 with Wilson and Farmiga, and John
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 2 Review (Spoiler Free)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 2 is back and better than before. Here's our spoiler-free review!

This Chilling Adventures of Sabrina review contains no spoilers, except for some information that was presented in the series' trailers. It is based on the first five episodes of season 2 that were made available to critics.

There's a classic They Might Be Giants lyric that states "you can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding." In the new episodes of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that drop on April 5th, the titular teenage witch discovers this firsthand. Blessed -- or should that be cursed? -- with a newfound willingness to embrace her witchy heritage after signing the Book of the Beast in the season one finale, Sabrina finds herself increasingly pulling away from her mortal life.

But can she truly break the bonds that tie her to her humanity?

That is one of the
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Creatures Hunt Humans by Sound in Trailer for The Silence, Starring Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, and Stanley Tucci

"Entire regions of the country are being wiped off the map." The apocalypse comes in the form of bat-like creatures that hunt by sound in the trailer for the new movie The Silence, coming to Netflix on April 10th.

Although featuring an apocalyptic, sound-based concept similar to 2018's A Quiet Place, The Silence is actually based on Tim Lebbon's 2015 novel of the same name.

Directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle) and written by Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke (based on Lebbon's novel), The Silence stars Stanley Tucci, John Corbett, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Kiernan Shipka and Miranda Otto.

Synopsis: "When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses.
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Kiernan Shipka's New Netflix Horror Film Is a Terrifying Mix of The Birds and A Quiet Place

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There are a lot of amazing horror movies coming to Netflix in April, but the one we're most excited about is The Silence.

The streaming platform's latest original film is directed by Annabelle's John R. Leonetti and will have fans of A Quiet Place either loving or rolling their eyes at its plot: the world is under attack from bloodthirsty, flying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, and 16-year-old Ally (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, has to seek shelter with a sinister cult to escape the monsters.

The movie is actually based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by writer Tim Lebbon, which came out in 2015. The adaptation will also star Stanley Tucci as Ally's father and Miranda Otto as her mother, while John Corbett, Kate Trotter, and Kyle Breitkopf make up the rest of the cast. Watch the
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‘Tales From The Loop’: Paul Schneider & Jonathan Pryce To Star In Amazon Series Based On Simon Stålenhag Art

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‘Tales From The Loop’: Paul Schneider & Jonathan Pryce To Star In Amazon Series Based On Simon Stålenhag Art
Exclusive: Paul Schneider (Channel Zero) and Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones) are set for lead roles opposite Rebecca Hall in Tales From the Loop, Amazon’s hourlong genre series based on the acclaimed sci-fi art of Simon Stålenhag. It comes from writer Nathaniel Halpern, director Mark Romanek, Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho, and Swedish production and management company Indio. Fox 21 Television Studios is co-producing with Amazon Studios.

Tales from the Loop explores the town and people who live above “The Loop,” a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe – making things possible that were previously relegated only to science fiction. In this fantastical, mysterious town, poignant human tales are told that bare universal emotional experiences while drawing on the intrigue of genre storytelling.

Schneider will play George, the founder of “The Loop’s” son. Pryce will portray Russ, the founder and leader of the Loop project.
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James Franco’s Delayed ‘Zeroville’ Saved By myCinema; Distrib’s Slate Includes Julian Fellowes’ ‘The Chaperone’ – CinemaCon

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James Franco’s Delayed ‘Zeroville’ Saved By myCinema; Distrib’s Slate Includes Julian Fellowes’ ‘The Chaperone’ – CinemaCon
Exclusive: Nagra-kudelski’s myCinema digital content distribution system has announced its full slate of films a year after it’s launch, teed off by the James Franco feature Zeroville, which the actor both directed and headlines.

Originally, Alchemy took domestic rights at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival to Zeroville months before the company capsized due to bankruptcy. Since its pick-up at Tiff, Zeroville unfortunately became entangled in Alchemy’s financial woes and was thrown into distribution limbo until the Us distribution rights were recently acquired by Nagra. The pic will hit cinemas in September. The comedy based on Steve Erickson’s novel about a young actor who arrives in Hollywood during a transitional time also stars Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Joey King, Will Ferrell, Dave Franco, Danny McBride, and Jacki Weaver. myCinema delivers films over the internet which individual theaters can then licenses for any number of weeks of play.
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