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The Small Screen / Re: True Detective
« Last post by wilder on November 18, 2017, 12:48:14 AM »
‘True Detective’: Carmen Ejogo To Star In Season 3 Of HBO Anthology Series
via Deadline

Carmen Ejogo is set to star opposite Mahershala Ali in the third season of Nic Pizzolatto’s HBO crime anthology series True Detective.

The new installment of True Detective tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.

Ejogo will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980. Ali plays the lead role of Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas.

Like with the breakout original installment of True Detective, which Pizzolatto wrote by himself, he is the sole writer of the third season with the exception of Episode 4, which he co-wrote with David Milch. Jeremy Saulnier is the Season 3 director alongside Pizzolatto, who will make his directorial debut.

Pizzolatto, who also serves as showrunner, executive produces with Saulnier and returning executive producers Scott Stephens; Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who toplined Season 1; Cary Joji Fukunaga, who directed Season 1; Scott Stephens, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown.

English-Nigerian actress Ejogo is best known for her performances as Coretta Scott King in Ava DuVernay’s Selma and in Born to Be Blue. She just completed shooting the Warner Bros  sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, reprising her role from the first movie. Ejogo currently stars on the second season of the Starz series The Girlfriend Experience and is onscreen in Roman J. Israel, Esq. opposite Denzel Washington.
This Year In Film / Re: Justice League
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on November 17, 2017, 11:51:31 PM »
Got roped into seeing this tonight. I don't necessarily regret the experience, but this is definitely not a good movie. (Certainly makes me appreciate Ragnarok all the more.) The writing was abysmal from beginning to end. I physically cringed at some lines. There is nothing of substance here whatsoever.

Batman was meh. Robocop was meh. Wonderwoman was okay, Superman was kind of a highlight, and the Flash didn't not work. Aquaman, though... what's going on there? He's basically an ocean biker. They try to push his badassness so desperately that it becomes just more cringe.

The trailer is definitely calling out "hey look this is not super grim and we have jokes now!"

Jason Mimosa emerging from that building is some alarmingly unconvincing CG to put in a trailer.

The other effects look really crisp though, maybe better than Thor Ragnarok.

LOL nope. The effects in Justice League are either dark mud or just straight animation. And overall, none of it is all that interesting or fun. It's also astonishing to me that they haven't figured out how to convincingly animate basic things like a human figure leaping or tumbling around. The CGI feels unfinished.

That first street tussle with Batman was some of the worst fight choreography and action shooting that I've ever seen.

Almost forgot... the film begins with a shockingly bad cover of Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows." Ugh.
DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on November 17, 2017, 07:45:44 PM »
November 27, 2017

Jacques Becker's Montparnasse 19 (1958) on blu-ray from Arrow (UK)

Biographic movie about the last year of the famous Italian painter Modigliani. Modigliani, a poor painter in Paris of 1919, falls in love with a daughter from a wealthy family. Her parents are against their relation and stop financial help.

Montparnasse 19 (1958) - Amazon UK

The Director's Chair / Re: Noah Baumbach
« Last post by wilder on November 17, 2017, 06:14:28 PM »
Adam Driver & Scarlett Johansson To Star In Noah Baumbach’s Next Movie
via The Playlist

Following “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” writer/director Noah Baumbach is going back to Netflix for his next project. Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Merritt Wever and Azhy Robinson will star in Baumbach’s new film, which is currently untitled, and about which no details have been revealed.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by budwillies on November 17, 2017, 05:51:03 PM »
Announcement in 70mm at the music box theater in Chicago. And cigs and red vines said that they were announcing something soon.  Possibly a early screening in 70mm?
DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on November 17, 2017, 05:35:36 PM »
March 20, 2018

Michele Soavi's The Church (1989) on blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing

A church is built during medieval times on top of a pile of dead bodies that were considered possessed. Hundreds of years later a young librarian unleashes the evil within, by removing a rock in the catacombs. Series of events occur meanwhile, everybody just does not seem to be the same. Father Gus is the only one not possessed, he must save the city from becoming a pandemonium, he must find the ancient secret of the church so it can crumble to pieces...

The Church (1989) - Amazon

NSFW screengrab

Restored footage:

February 27, 2018

Michele Soavi's The Sect (1991) on blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing

A spree of grisly murders is perpetrated in Frankfurt by a group of Satan worshippers. A school teacher almost runs over an old man with a box and takes him in. It's no accident that the old man has come into her life, and it quickly becomes apparent that he has plans for her, plans that involve a permanent future with the Satanic cult.

The Sect (1991) - Amazon
The Grapevine / Re: I Love You, Daddy
« Last post by Drenk on November 17, 2017, 04:25:25 PM »
The Small Screen / Re: Mr. Robot
« Last post by ©brad on November 17, 2017, 02:09:28 PM »
Power through, it does get better in the second half. Season 3 is a return to season 1 form.
The Small Screen / Re: Mr. Robot
« Last post by polkablues on November 17, 2017, 01:21:05 PM »
I need to get back into it. The first few episodes of season two were so exhaustingly alienating I just set it aside and haven’t picked it back up yet.
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