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US Box Office: ‘Jungle Cruise’ Sails To $2.7M On Thursday Night, A24’s ‘Green Knight’ At $750K

Disney is reporting $2.7M for its Dwayne Johnson-Emily Blunt family adventure movie Jungle Cruise. A24’s Dev Patel fantasy movie Green Knight came up strong with $750K at 2,790 theaters. The NY-based indie distrib’s previous preview highs include Ari Aster’s Midsommar (which started on a Tuesday) with $1.1M and the filmmaker’s Hereditary which did a $1.3M […]

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Alex Wolff, Scrappy Star of ‘Old’ and ‘Pig,’ Thinks Everybody Needs a Bit More Self-Loathing in Their Lives

Alex Wolff, the self-described “scrappy New York actor” who made a searing impression in 2018’s “Hereditary” and now stars in “Pig” opposite Nicolas Cage and in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Old,” thinks everybody needs a little more self-loathing in their lives.“My face is not symmetrical. Why would I love myself if my face is unsymmetrical? The […]

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Sundance 2021: which films might break out this year?

From buzzy horrors to difficult dramas, this year’s low-key, mostly virtual festival offers a restricted yet intriguing selectionEven in any normal year, trying to predict what will and won’t land at the Sundance film festival is something of a fool’s errand. It’s a lineup filled with small, often totally unknown films, most of which don’t […]

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‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’: A24 Developing a Film Adaptation of Best-Selling Book

Ocean Vuong‘s debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous became an instant New York Times bestseller when it was released last year, and now a film adaptation is in the works. A24, the indie production company/distributor behind films like Moonlight, Hereditary, Eighth Grade, The Lighthouse, and Uncut Gems, announced this week that they were already […]

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M. Night Shyamalan’s New Movie Adds Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Alex Wolff, and Vicky Krieps to Cast

M. Night Shyamalan has lined-up quite the cast for his next movie. Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Alex Wolff (Hereditary), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), and Aaron Pierre (The Underground Railroad) are all onboard the top-secret project. It’s so secret we don’t even have a title. But, since it’s a Shyamalan film, it’s probably […]The post M. […]

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Another ‘Hellraiser’? Yawn. Hollywood, Original Horror Movies Are Nothing to Fear

“Hellraiser.” “The Others.” “The Night of the Hunter.” “Salem’s Lot.” That’s four horror remakes in the pipeline, all announced in just the last week. And all of them feel like setups for failure, especially with untouchable masterpieces like Charles Laughton’s “Night of the Hunter” or Alejandro Amenábar’s “The Others.” “Salem’s Lot” has been adapted three […]

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The Lodge review – dread-filled chiller with a devastating twist

The makers of Goodnight Mommy have crafted a deviously plotted English-language follow-up about an uncomfortable family dynamic put to the testThere’s so, so much in writer-director pair Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s oppressive chiller The Lodge that recalls Ari Aster’s breakout hit Hereditary that one would be forgiven for initially thinking it was crafted in […]

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