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‘Traveling Light’ Review: Stuck in Close Quarters, Staving Off Covid and Boredom

Shot during the pandemic and set on May 30, 2020 — just a few days after the death of George Floyd during an arrest by the Minneapolis Police Department — “Traveling Light” is an experimental attempt at social commentary that fails to provide any insight, emotion or even entertainment of the most basic kind. Nearly […]

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Nia DaCosta to Direct Film Adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ‘The Water Dancer’

Nia DaCosta will direct the feature film adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-selling novel “The Water Dancer.” The film is being backed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer and will be produced by Maceo-Lyn, Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films.DaCosta directed last year’s horror hit “Candyman” and is also stepping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe […]

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The Jordan Peele Cameo You May Have Missed In Get Out

Jordan Peele took the horror world by storm with his directorial debut “Get Out“. Not only did the film prove that Peele could deftly switch from comedy to horror, but its sharp social commentary and high-concept story served as the foundation for future projects Peele would write, direct, and/or produce. Those projects include his sophomore […]

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Gemma Arterton, Niamh Algar, Tara Abboud, Eddie Izzard join cast of Disney+ series ‘Culprits’

The series will shoot in Canada, UK and Spain.Gemma Arterton and Niamh Algar have joined the cast of Disney+ original UK series Culprits, alongisde 2020 Screen Arab Star of Tomorrow Tara Abboud, with production underway.Further cast announcements include Eddie Izzard, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Kamel El Basha, Kevin Vidal and Ned Dennehy. They join the previously announced […]

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Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre Has The Same Narrator As The 1974 Original

The new “Scream” brought back a killer’s house from Wes Craven’s original1996 meta-slasher with the same title. Last year, Nia DaCosta’s “Candyman” had composer Robert A.A. Lowe conjuring up the tragic melodies of Philip Glass’ 1991 score for the franchise original when the moment called for a throwback. Now, David Blue Garcia’s “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” […]

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Fairview Trailer: Welcome To Fairview, A Place Of Freedom And Punching Stuff

When there’s no more room in Hell, the IP will walk the earth. It’s all about look-backs and revivals these days. The slasher subgenre is enjoying resurgences of its “Scream,” “Texas Chainsaw,” “Candyman,” and “Halloween” franchises, while streaming services are banking on nostalgia with the ’80s-stylized “Stranger Things” and a revival of the iconic “Unsolved Mysteries” […]

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‘Master’ Review: Echoes of Historical Crimes Permeate a Haunted College in This Stylish Horror Film

There is something inherently unsettling about an elite university’s aura of vanity. Few other contemporary locations summon such a sense of reverence, exclusivity and historical angst — especially if the college is somewhere in brisk New England and adorned with the Ivy League distinction. Through an unnerving blend of supernatural horror and psychological drama, fiercely […]

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Promises Black Manta Will Have More Personality In Aquaman 2

When last we saw Black Manta in 2018’s “Aquaman,” he was onboard the research vessel of marine biologist Stephen Shin (Randall Park), a glint of vengeance in his eye as he threw his grandfather’s knife into a newspaper silhouette of Arthur Curry. With Warner Bros.’ big budget sequel “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” having just completed […]

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Candyman Production Designer Cara Brower On Making An ‘Elevated Arthouse’ Slasher [Interview]

Production designer Cara Bower had a big world to create with “Candyman.” There is the city of Chicago, of course, but also the art world and the mythology surrounding the titular character. Director Nia DaCosta’s sequel is a fairly intimate psychological horror movie, too, so Bower had to communicate its themes in environments ranging from the […]

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