Category: Clickables

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Cast Reunion at EW

As part of Entertainment Weekly‘s EW Reunites series, members of the Battlestar Galactica cast (Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, James Callis and Michael Trucco) along with writer/producer Ronald Moore got back together and talked about their time on the show (sadly, Jamie Bamber didn’t participate). Ron Moore begins by talking about how he first got involved, and the timeliness of the reboot following the September 11th attacks. Can read the full interview here.   Featured Image:...

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Video Essay: Romantic Literature and Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant continues the brave legacy of Prometheus. It refuses to regurgitate the conventions its franchise established, relying instead on the android to deliver its moments of horror. By focusing on David the android, Covenant becomes a part of the Romantic literary tradition of pushing against the boundaries of our understanding, twisting and permeating the boundaries between life and death (I wrote about this here). Like the quintessential Romantic novel Frankenstein, Alien: Covenant centers its characters around a search for an answer to our deepest existential questions: is there a meaning to life? Can our existence be explained entirely by...

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Midnighters Trailer Gets Away With Murder

Alex Essoe is back! Since her role in Starry Eyes, Essoe has been at the top of my list of who to keep an eye on as her career expands (and hopefully explodes.) In Julius Ramsay’s directorial debut Midnighters, she plays Lindsay Pittman, one half of a failing marriage that’s about to be marred by secrets and lies. It’s New Year’s Eve, the start of a new year and a new life, until the couple run into someone in the road who becomes added heavy baggage to their already struggling marriage. Everyone in this trailer seems almost too intense,...

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Vox Unwraps the Appeal of the Mummy, Ubisoft Not Far Behind

With news coming out of E3 that Assassin’s Creed:Origins will be taking place in Ancient Egypt, and the recent release of the Tom Cruise-flavoured The Mummy, it seems like a mysterious fascination with Ancient Egypt is making a comeback. Critics and audiences alike are considering the recent Blockbuster a lackluster start, but could this just be the beginning of a renewed celebration of one of the most complex and interesting times in human history? Aja Romano over at Vox has put together a great piece on why mummies are so fascinating, and why this year’s action hit was a...

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Happy Death Day Trailer Offers an Endless Celebration… Literally.

It’s never too early to start thinking about horror season, and today Universal Pictures dropped the full trailer for Happy Death Day, hitting theatres on Friday the 13th of October. Blumhouse is on a roll lately, now bringing us the story of Tree, a girl who seems doomed to repeat the same day reliving her own murder over and over again. In order to escape this personal nightmare, she has to find out who her killer is. It might seem like we already have too many weird Groundhog Day rip-offs, but just a second: Happy Death Day seems like...

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The Playlist Talks It Comes At Night and Tree of Life with Trey Edward Shults

Yesterday, Jordan Ruimy at The Playlist published an interview with recent horror film It Comes At Night director Trey Edward Shults. This is one of those rare conversations where the interviewer knows and deeply appreciates their subject’s work. Hot on the heels of It Comes At Night‘s theatrical release, Shults’ conversation covers his work with Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life, his first film Krisha, and how he got into making movies in the first place – by teaching himself. Much like his films, Shults is open about his influences no matter how difficult they might be. That’s just part...

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Killing Ground Trailer Amps Up Tent Terror

Summer is the best time for camping horror, and IFC Midnight brings us another promising Australian thrill with Killing Ground.  It has everything you need to feel alive this summer: a secluded beach, local weirdos, and a baby in danger. It doesn’t take much to sell me on another brutal Aussie kill-fest (remember Hounds of Love?) and watching a couple on a romantic getaway get more than they bargained for is almost always entertaining. Check out the trailer here: Killing Ground is in Theaters and On Demand on Friday, July 21, 2017 Featured Image: IFC...

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This Comedic Treatment of the Murder on the Orient Express Trailer Doesn’t Stop Being Funny

Earlier today, we showed you the new trailer for Murder on the Orient Express. Many took amused notice that the preview for the movie, which takes place in the 1930s, contains an off-putting needle drop moment introduction to Kenneth Branagh’s character scored by contemporary rock group Imagine Dragons. YouTube user TeamQuabs has now gifted us with a plethora of re-imaginings of this moment, each more absurd than the one before. And I can’t stop laughing. You can enjoy the video below and be sure to subscribe to their channel. Enjoy! Featured Image: 20th Century...

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New It Comes at Night Trailer Ups the Paranoia

One of the most anticipated horror movies coming this summer is Trey Edward Shults’ It Comes at Night, a psychological flick that looks dark and exciting as hell. Shults is known for his directorial debut, the brilliantly nightmarish family drama Krisha, proving he can work with the uglier parts of humanity—a key ingredient in good paranoia horror. It Comes at Night plays with the apocalyptic scenario in what seems to be a fresh and newly frightening way when a family is threatened by an outsider. How far will they go, and how afraid should they be? Check out the...

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New Atomic Blonde Clip is Extremely Hot

I’ve never wanted to be any character more than Charlize Theron’s in Atomic Blonde. She’s cutthroat and hot as hell, I could watch her kick ass all day in that stunning wardrobe. Already rumblings from the depths of the internet deign to label Atomic Blonde the ‘female John Wick.’ If we’re talking about two top-quality actors who seriously trained and put their whole selves into a sleek action film, then sure. But not beyond that — Lorraine Broughton is her own force to be reckoned with, and I am almost salivating waiting for more. Check out this new clip...

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Joaquin Phoenix Promises Sweet Revenge in You Were Never Really Here

Why isn’t anybody talking about this? This week at Cannes, director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) is screening a new film in competition for the  Palme d’Or starring my boi Joaquin Phoenix with a majestic beard in the form of You Were Never Really Here. Based on Jonathan Ames’ novella of the same name, You Were Never Really Here is a revenge flick about a military vet who rescues young girls from sex trafficking in New York and punishes their traffickers (and johns, I presume) until he runs into complications. You can check out this 1:31 teaser...

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What Celluloid City is Your Ideal Home?

Last week, CityLab pondered which fictional cities they’d put down roots if given the chance. Some of the usual suspects emerged—Sesame Street, Whoville—along with some unusual picks, like the Los Angeles of Blade Runner (good food, vibrant nightlife, can be crowded, would visit again. Three stars). I currently live in the Brooklyn of Broad City (and have also overspent at the Gowanus Whole Foods), but it got me thinking about my own picks. I’ll throw a few out, but frankly, reading your answers would be more fun: The San Diego of Three’s Company (the zoo, terrycloth rompers encouraged, see...

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Lynchables: Mr. Nerdista Breaks Down David Lynch’s Eraserhead

When I told my friend and admired YouTube film analyst Mr. Nerdista that we were planning a David Lynch week, he sort of lit up a little bit with an idea. He returned shortly thereafter with the following video breaking down the cinematic devices used by Lynch in his film Eraserhead to, in a sense, trap his audience. Normally, I’d offer more of a breakdown introduction to a video essay, but given that Mr. Nerdista does with video what we here at AE try to do with language, and that he has already made himself a frequent and supporter...

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Lynchables: David Lynch Discusses Transcendental Meditation

All this week, in anticipation for the return of Twin Peaks,  we’re going to be featuring writing from our staff about the work of David Lynch. Adjacent to that, I’m also going to be sharing fascinating articles and videos from other sources about the scope, skill, and impact of the famed but perplexing director. Between 2007 and 2009, David Lynch went on a 16 country tour to discuss his passion for transcendental meditation. Film students from all over the world compiled footage of the tour and discussions into a documentary entitled Meditation, Creativity, and Peace, which has been made...

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Lynchables: What Makes the ‘Mulholland Drive’ Diner Scene So Damn Scary

All this week, in anticipation for the return of Twin Peaks,  we’re going to be featuring writing from our staff about the work of David Lynch. Adjacent to that, I’m also going to be sharing fascinating articles and videos from other sources about the scope, skill, and impact of the famed but perplexing director. It doesn’t matter how many times you see it. Mulholland Drive‘s infamous diner scene is always going to be one of the most unnerving sequence of any film. But why? And how? The setup and premise seems simple. The scene a standalone segment with no...

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