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Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Final Film Score Was ‘Mandy,’ and It’s One of the Best Soundtracks of the Year

Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Final Film Score Was ‘Mandy,’ and It’s One of the Best Soundtracks of the Year
In “Mandy,” Nicolas Cage goes on a wild-eyed quest for revenge, but the movie’s plot comes secondary to the experience of watching it. Director Panos Cosmatos’ follow-up to his similarly atmospheric “Beyond the Black Rainbow” is a heavy metal tone poem, replete with leather jackets, shadowy landscapes, and unfiltered bursts of rage. Much of its expressionistic power comes from an undercurrent of music that envelops nearly every moment, evoking dread and wonder in equal doses.

The “Mandy” score is one of the best of the year, a fierce emotional arrangement of mournful synth and somber guitars, interspersed with jarring eruptions of percussion — all of which demonstrate the complex vision of Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who died in February at the age of 48, shortly after “Mandy” premiered at Sundance.

Now, as “Mandy” has catapulted beyond its initial day-and-date release to become a genuine cult phenomenon, its creators have been campaigning
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Contest: Win A Copy Of Nic Cage’s Best Film In Years ‘Mandy’ On Blu-Ray

Mandy” is one of those films that comes once every few years that sneaks up on film fans and hits them over the head like a baseball bat of awesomeness. Utilizing all manic unpredictability of Nicolas Cage to its fullest potential, “Mandy” is less a film as it is an overall experience, akin to the scariest haunted houses that you’re visiting on Halloween.

Read More: Nicolas Cage Gives The Performance Of A Lifetime In Bizarre & Bloody ‘Mandy’ [Sundance Review]

And in honor of this week’s home video release of the batshit crazy horror film, we’re happy to offer readers the chance to win a copy of the film on Blu-ray.

Continue reading Contest: Win A Copy Of Nic Cage’s Best Film In Years ‘Mandy’ On Blu-Ray at The Playlist.
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Where are the scream queens of colour?

Halloween hit the big screen more than 40 years ago but why are the new generation of horror film leads still all white?

Halloween’s arrival in cinemas is a brilliant reminder that Jamie Lee Curtis is the ultimate scream queen. The label is an apt one for Curtis, who has starred in more than a few horror films since making her debut in John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher film. Having played Laurie Strode multiple times in the Halloween franchise, the actor cemented her status with roles in The Fog, Terror Train and Prom Night in the 1980s. However, as audiences welcome Michael Myers’ survivor sister back to the silver screen one can’t help but notice the lack of women of colour able to pick up Curtis’ mantle.

It’s clear enough that mainstream horror has long been white-dominated, with ethnic minority characters confined to playing the supporting roles. In recent years,
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Legion M Offering Official Mandy Apparel & Party Box

Mandy has been one of the most talked about genre releases this year, and whether you are looking for Mandy apparel to wear around the house, want to dress as Red for Halloween, or are throwing a Mandy-themed party, Legion M has got you covered. Continue reading details on the full lineup of official Mandy apparel, a look at Red's quarter-length shirt, the Cheddar Goblin beanie, a box of Cheddar Goblin Mac & Cheese, and more!

"Critically-acclaimed Mandy, starring Nicolas Cage in all his glorious Cage Rage, has become one of the most talked about and biggest surprise hit films of 2018. Legion M, the world's first fan-owned entertainment company and investor is Mandy, has just revealed a full lineup-up of official Mandy merchandise at legionm.com/mandy-merch.

Cosplaying Mandy fans can purchase Red's now famous "44" quarter-length t-shirt, men's and women's logo tee's with "Children of the New Dawn" and "Shadow Mountains" script,
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Shudder Scores Rights To Nicolas Cage’s ‘Mandy’; Rlje Films Gets Into ‘Monster Party’

  • Deadline
AMC Networks’ Shudder has acquired exclusive streaming rights to Mandy, the Nicolas Cage-starring horror thriller that bowed to big buzz this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Rlje Films acquired the Panos Cosmatos-directed pic after its Park City bow and gave it a limited theatrical release in September, where it has been building a cult fan base thanks to its wild plot — Cage plays a man whose peaceful woodland existence with his wife is shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling him into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance. Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roache co-star in the pic produced by SpectreVision, Xyz Films and Umedia. The deal, which will target Shudder’s core genre aficionado subscriber base, also includes Canadian rights from Elevation Pictures. No premiere date on the streaming service has been set yet.

Rlje Films has acquired North American rights to Monster Party,
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Morbido 2018: Festival Lineup and Guest List Announced!

It’s the most, wonderful time, of the year. In two weeks I will be returning to my happy place, Cdmx, for the 2018 edition of the Morbido Film Fest. As always mi Familia de Morbido have put together a top notch program this year. I look forward to seeing who will win the battle of the Giallo projects, the Onetti BrothersAbrakadabra or Mirada de cristal from Ezequiel Endelman y Leandro Montejano who will be at the festival this year. I also look forward to discovering and giving focus to the other IberoAmerican films during the festival. International titles coming to Cdmx include Lifechanger, The Ranger, the amazing One Cut of the Dead, Mandy, Starfish, Cam, Luz, Violence Voyager and the sensually dangerous...

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New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’, ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’, ‘Mandy’, ‘Trick ‘r Treat’

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’, ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’, ‘Mandy’, ‘Trick ‘r Treat’
(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.) Yeah, streaming is cool, but have you ever heard of Blu-ray? It’s a magical disc that you insert in a box, and […]

The post New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’, ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’, ‘Mandy’, ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ appeared first on /Film.
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Gaspar Noé’s ‘Climax’ Takes Top Honors at Sitges

  • Variety
Gaspar Noé’s ‘Climax’ Takes Top Honors at Sitges
Barcelona— A take on physical joy and hellish pain, Gaspar Noé‘s “Climax” took best film at the 51st Sitges’ Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.

Among other main awards, Panos Cosmatos (“Mandy“), Quentin Dupieux (“Keep An Eye Out”) and “Atsushi Doi” snagged director, script and FX respectively.

Produced by Germany’s Wild Bunch and Rectangle Productions,”Climax” took Cannes’ 2018 Directors’ Fortnight top unofficial prize, the Cicae Art Cinema Award. selling to a24 for the U.S., it sparked maybe the biggest consensus thumbs-up in the director’s career for its early going, chronicling a dance troupe performance. After that, as is typical with Noe, the feature sparked mixed radically mixed reactions.

Italian-Canadian filmmaker Panos Cosmatos scooped best director for his sophomore effort “Mandy,” starring Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough, a stylized romance between two misfits involving Messianic members of a biker gang.

Sold by Xyz Films, “Mandy” is produced by Belgium’s UMedia and U.
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Nicolas Cage Denies Abuse Accusations by Ex-Girlfriend: ‘Absurd’

  • The Wrap
Nicolas Cage Denies Abuse Accusations by Ex-Girlfriend: ‘Absurd’
Nicolas Cage has denied abuse accusations by ex-girlfriend Vickie Park, calling them “absurd.”

“Nicolas and Alice Cage categorically deny the absurd allegations listed in the filing of a temporary restraining order against Alice Cage, which was denied by the court,” a rep for Cage told TheWrap in a statement.

In legal documents obtained by TheWrap, Park accuses Cage, who was “severely intoxicated at the time,” of abusing her at the Slash Film Festival in Vienna, Austria on Sept. 20, 2018. Park said she has been dating Cage on and off since June 2017, according to the documents. “I am already aware his alcohol addiction, depression and mental illness as his mother is also currently still facilitated in mental ward,” Park said in her petition.

Also Read: 'Mandy' Film Review: Nicolas Cage Takes a Big Bite Out of This Mad, Metal Midnight Movie

Park is seeking a restraining order against the actor’s estranged wife Alice Kim.
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Scott Drebit and Jonathan James Discuss Mandy, The House With A Clock In Its Walls, and Recent Screenings on a New Corpse Club Member-Exclusive Bonus Episode

  • DailyDead
As horror and sci-fi fans know, there's been no shortage of genre movies to enjoy on both the big and small screens this year, and Scott Drebit and Jonathan James discuss some of their recent movie screenings on a new episode of Daily Dead's podcast that's a special treat for those in our Corpse Club membership system!

Recorded by Corpse Club podcast co-hosts Scott Drebit and Jonathan James, our new bonus episode is an exclusive gift for Corpse Club members to enjoy! Get something sweet or salty at the concession stand and grab a seat as Scott and Jonathan discuss some of their most memorable recent movie screenings at home and in theaters, including The House with a Clock in its Walls, The Predator, Mandy, Unfriended: Dark Web, Upgrade, Rampage, and Halloween (2018)! From Eli Roth's new family-friendly film to the return of Laurie Strode and The Shape, this is
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Smart Genre, Zombies and Throwbacks: Trends In Genre Cinema

  • Variety
Smart Genre, Zombies and Throwbacks: Trends In Genre Cinema
San Sebastian — Smart genre, zombies and throwbacks to the ’70s and ‘80s are some of the current trends in genre cinema, according to some specialists in the field. It’s a cyclical dynamic now offering meaningful box office hits such as Corin Hardy’s “The Nun” or Ari Aster’s “Hereditary.” Genre cinema always attracts the attention of industry players. These are some of them.

An auteur-driven trend commands greatest consensus among experts. Matteo Lovadina, CEO of Paris-based sales and co-production company Reel Suspects, observed that some great examples recently of genre film have, “thanks to their clever storytelling,” been able to attract both auteur and genre audiences.

“Films like Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma,’ Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’, David Robert Mitchell’s ‘It Follows’ or ‘Hereditary,’ have brought genre cinema again into focus and restored a certain credit to this hidden part of the cinematic world,” Lovadina observed.

A “pure genre player,
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‘The First Time’: Nic Cage on What Being (Briefly) Toothless Taught Him About Society

‘The First Time’: Nic Cage on What Being (Briefly) Toothless Taught Him About Society
Nicolas Cage, who currently stars in the action-horror film Mandy, sat down with Rolling Stone for the latest installment of “The First Time.” The Oscar-winning actor kicked off the rapid-fire chat answering the seemingly innocuous first question (“The first time You ate your favorite dish?) with, of all things, champagne and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Cage, dead-serious, said he imbibed champagne as early as age nine with his father. Which explains the KFC pairing – he was nine.

The actor goes on to share more vivid memories and life lessons, from buying
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Exclusive Interview – Writer-director Chris Blake discusses his latest film All Light Will End

The summer movie season was officially dominated by huge sequels such as Deadpool 2, Incredibles 2, Avengers: Infinity War and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but as the cooler winds begin blowing in a new crop of films are emerging. Fall marks the time of year when darker films have become the most prevalent, given the spooky holiday, and this year is no different with titles such as The Nun, Halloween, Mandy, Suspiria and Netflix’s Malevolent being released. Another film worth noting is Chris Blake’s All Light Will End being released by Gravitas Ventures November 3rd. The film stars horror favorite Sara Butler (I Spit on Your Grave) and follows a capricious young author hiding a dark secret as she returns home for her brother’s graduation and soon finds herself haunted by the past and tormented by grimly night terrors. In the below exclusive interview we spoke with
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A Closer Look at Bill Duke's 'Mandy' Moments

A Closer Look at Bill Duke's 'Mandy' Moments
[This story contains spoilers for Mandy]

Panos Cosmatos' new film, Mandy, comprises a handful of sections and two main chapters. In the first, idyll is met by chaos, and the life Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) shares with his girlfriend, Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough), is shattered by a hippie cult dabbling in demonology, led by deadbeat folk singer Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roache), who falls for Mandy in but a single glance. In the second, chaos is supplemented by still more chaos, as Red forges a battleaxe and sets forth on the road to vengeance, hellbent on introducing Sand, his followers and the ...
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Nicolas Cage expresses 'frustration' with Cage rage internet meme

Actor says his over-the-top acting style is ‘all very thought out and carefully planned’

Nicolas Cage has expressed his frustration with “Cage rage” internet memes, saying they are “frustrating” and unfair to him and the directors of his films.

In an interview with Indiewire to promote his latest film Mandy, a gory action-horror in which Cage plays a revenger looking to take down a satanic biker gang, Cage said: “I’m sure it’s frustrating for [director] Panos [Cosmatos], who has made what I consider a very lyrical, internal, and poetic work of art, to have this ‘Cage rage’ thing slammed all over his movie … the internet has kind of done the movie a disservice.”
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Nicolas Cage says Henry Cavill is “a very good Superman”, would still love to play the character himself

Last week it was reported – and still unconfirmed – that Henry Cavill’s time as the Last Son of Krypton has come to an end, with the actor reportedly exiting the role of Superman after failing to reach a deal with Warner Bros. and DC Films for an appearance in Shazam!.

Speaking to IndieWire to promote his new movie Mandy, Nicolas Cage – who has himself played Superman this year in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, and is a huge fan of the character – has praised Cavill’s Man of Steel, stating that: “I thought Henry Cavill was a very good Superman and I liked the anger he brought to the role.”

Cage was famously attached to play Superman in Tim Burton’s Superman Lives in the mid-to-late 90s, and he went on to reveal that he’s still open to taking on the iconic role: “I’d love to [play Superman], but they have to invite me,
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Nicolas Cage's 'Mandy' and the Weight of Expectations

The following is part of a monthly, spoiler-filled conversation series between The Hollywood Reporter contributors Simon Abrams and Steven Boone. This month they tackled Mandy, a gory, psychedelic revenge drama starring Nicolas Cage. Set in 1983, Mandy — director Panos Cosmatos' sophomore feature — follows Cage's Red, a chainsaw-wielding lumberjack type who avenges the death of his girlfriend (Andrea Riseborough, playing the title character). There is a chainsaw fight in this film. There's also a lot of weird ideas about the inevitable regression of pop and counter-culture. Brace yourself.

Simon Abrams: Mandy brings to mind 2001: A Space Odyssey in a very ...
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That ‘Mandy’ Scene With the Macaroni and Cheese Commercial May be the Greatest Cinematic Moment of 2018

That ‘Mandy’ Scene With the Macaroni and Cheese Commercial May be the Greatest Cinematic Moment of 2018
About an hour into director Panos Cosmatos‘ Mandy, something horrible happens. Something so horrible that it breaks Red Miller’s mind. A few scenes later, he is retrieving his long-stashed crossbow from the trailer of a friend, smelting his own homemade battle axe, and driving into a hazy, drug-laced fantasia where the laws of reality have ceased […]

The post That ‘Mandy’ Scene With the Macaroni and Cheese Commercial May be the Greatest Cinematic Moment of 2018 appeared first on /Film.
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‘Museo’ Leads Crowded Field of Specialty Box Office Openers as ‘The Wife’ Continues to Soar

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‘Museo’ Leads Crowded Field of Specialty Box Office Openers as ‘The Wife’ Continues to Soar
Museo” (Vitagraph) led a slew of new specialized releases this week. The Mexican heist film starring Gael Garcia Bernal topped all other fresh titles. The fall season is already taking off with an astonishing 40 films opening theatrically this weekend, including at least six Sundance 2018 titles, two of which just played the Toronto International Film Festival.

And to confuse audiences even more, even more movies were available on home-viewing platforms as well as theaters, from the Nicolas Cage cult film “Mandy” to three films directed by established female directors. Netflix opened Nicole Holofcener’s suburban drama “The Land of Steady Habits” and Ricki Sundberg and Anne Sundberg’s timely documentary “Reversing Roe” on Friday after their Tiff premieres; and Amma Asante followed two Fox Searchlight releases with controversial Nazi Germany romance thriller “Where Hands Touch” (Vertical), which played in over 100 theaters with an estimated gross of under $70,000 while also streaming.

Dwarfing
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Box Office: ‘The Predator’ Bites Off $24 Million Bow

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Box Office: ‘The Predator’ Bites Off $24 Million Bow
The Predator” was able to fend off “The Nun” at the domestic box office.

Shane Black’s “The Predator” launched with a tepid $24 million from 4,037 North American locations. That was easily enough to top the weekend box office, but not enough to land a franchise-best debut. That distinction still belongs to 2010’s “Predator” with $24.7 million (not including the two “Alien vs. Predator” crossover films). Overseas, “The Predator” earned $30.7 million for a global start of $54.7 million. It will need to generate big business internationally to justify its $88 million production budget.

Warner Bros.’ “The Nun” dropped to second place, picking up $18 million in its second weekend for a domestic tally of $85 million. It continues to find success abroad, amassing another $33 million this weekend, taking its global total to $228 million. Meanwhile, Lionsgate’s “A Simple Favor” debuted at No. 3 with $16 million on 3,102 screens. Another new offering, Matthew McConaughey’s “White Boy Rick,” rounded
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