From the outside, this beautiful, muscular brick mansion on a quiet, tree-lined street in Hyde Park exudes success and tranquility and family and security, from the wrought iron fence protecting the property to the manicured foliage covering much of the front exterior, Wrigley Field style. Inside, however, fireworks are exploding.
In this fall’s mystery-box thriller Bad Times at the El Royale, from writer-director Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods), seven strangers — all with secrets to bury — meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Already on hand to welcome them is a young concierge (Lewis Pullman).
Among the gathered rogues: a down-on-his-luck priest (Jeff Bridges), a singer named Darlene Sweet (Cynthia Erivo), an impressionable Southern girl (Cailee Spaeny) and her older sister (Dakota Johnson), a vacuum cleaner salesman (Jon Hamm), and — perhaps most enigmatically — a charismatic and shirt-averse cult leader, played by Chris Hemsworth.
via ew.com -The kids are labeled like terrorism threat levels. Greens. Blues. Yellows. Oranges. Reds. This is how youth are categorized in The Darkest Minds — all of them, although there aren’t many left to count.
via ign.com - All month long, IGN First is spotlighting the Films to Watch in 2018. Today, we have an exclusive new poster for Red Sparrow, a spy thriller from 20th Century Fox and director Francis Lawrence.
via ew.com - In order to properly visualize the firey transformation of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) into Phoenix, the new X-Men film has a longer post-production period than usual — nearly a year.
via variety.com - The New York-based National Board of Review has crowned Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” the year’s best film as the Oscar season’s kudos circuit roars to life.
via ew.com - Next March, 20th Century Fox will release the John Hughes-esque film about a gay teen finding his first love
via ew.com - The first of four sequels to James Cameron’s game-changing blockbuster won’t hit theaters until 2020. But EW has the exclusive intel on the troupe of young actors who will join stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana on Pandora.
via www.buzzfeed.com - This time around, our favorite dystopian hero Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) will lead his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet.
via people.com - Surprise! Peyton Manning and Nick Jonas are helping to bring a beloved children’s book to the big screen.
via ew.com - Those familiar with 2015’s hit Kingsman: The Secret Service will recognize Egerton, Strong, and Firth from the original. Newcomers to the Matthew Vaughn-directed sequel include Game of Thrones’ Pascal, Berry, Tatum, and Bridges, who play members of the Statesman, the American version of Kingsman.
Walking the trapeze is a breeze compared with getting an original musical about P.T. Barnum off the ground. But after seven years of development, planning, and production, The Greatest Showman — starring Hugh Jackman as the godfather of the modern circus and Michelle Williams as his wife, Charity — will finally hit screens on Christmas Day.
via deadline.com - The new trailer for 20th Century Fox's threequel War For The Planet Of The Apes was a focal point of the studio's presentation this morning at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
via www.latimes.com - Hugh Jackman’s P.T. Barnum musical “The Greatest Showman” was the star of 20th Century Fox’s slate Thursday, helping make the studio’s presentation the greatest show at CinemaCon this week.
Living up to its stature as the premier international awards-season launch pad, The Toronto Film Festival today unveiled the first part of its slate that is strong, adventurous and chock-full of depictions of adversity and human struggle.
Motion-capture performances don’t have their own category at the Oscars or Golden Globes, but Andy Serkis continues to show how spectacular this technology can be.