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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Vol. 1 – review

Author: Ana Lily Amirpour Art: Michael DeWeese Release date: 2021 Contains spoilers The Blurb : Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness where a lonely vampire, The Girl, stalks the town's most unsavory inhabitants. Collects the first two standalone stories. The review : The collection of the first two issues of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, the comic based on the fi...
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The 100 best horror movies of all time, according to critics

"Get Out"Justin Lubin/Universal Studios Insider broke down the 100 best horror movies of all time, according to critic reviews. The list is based on Rotten Tomatoes' adjusted score that accounts for the variation in the number of reviews for the movies. It gives recently releases titles like Jordan Peele's "Get Out" and "Us" an advantage. There's never a bad time of the year to watch a good horror movie.Insider turned to Rotten Tomatoes' list of the most acclaimed movies with ...
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Upcoming Jason Momoa Movies To Keep On Your Radar

(Welcome to On Your Radar, a series where we take a look at what's next for the biggest actors and filmmakers, and why you should be excited...or not.)Jason Momoa has certainly come a long way from his early, clean-shaven days starring in "Baywatch" in the late 1990s. After bringing Ronon Dex to life on "Stargate Atlantis" in the 2000s, Momoa cemented his status as the go-to actor for playing gruff, long-haired, brawny warriors who could kill you with one hand tied behind their back with his por...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Netflix, Conan, Francis Lawrence, Sylvester Stallone, Daniel Radcliffe, Ana Lily Amirpour, Tom Hardy, Jason Momoa, Mona Lisa, Slumberland, Paloma, Winsor McCay, Little Nemo, McCay

Eternals Director Chloe Zhao Eyes Dracula Next, 'Not Leaving The Immortality Sandbox Anytime Soon' [Exclusive]

If you look up the word "ambitious" in the dictionary, you might see a picture of Chloé Zhao next to it. After winning the 2021 Best Picture and Best Director Oscars for her film "Nomadland," she helmed one of the biggest Marvel movies yet with "Eternals." Now, the director wants to take on Dracula, one of the most repeatedly adapted, well-known characters in the Western canon, and she wants to turn his story into a sci-fi western.  A Sci-Fi Bloodsucker With A Cowboy Twist? In an interview promo...
Tags: Movies, News, Iran, Channing Tatum, Paul Feig, Quentin Tarantino, Leigh Whannell, Ana Lily Amirpour, Robert Rodriguez, Bram Stoker, Universal Pictures, Miller, Dusk Till Dawn, Dracula, Zhao, Blumhouse

The 15 Best Horror Movie Directors Of All Time

The horror genre necessitates a personal touch. What is or isn't scary is very subjective, and auteur filmmakers are integral to highlighting personal fears and how they manifest. Whether it's best defined as a slasher, body horror, artistic work, or satire, the horror films that stand the test of time as cinematic classics are those that feel individualistic.It can be challenging to define which great filmmakers are truly "horror directors." Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, and William Friedk...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Germany, Stephen King, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Hammer Films, America, Reagan, Park, David Cronenberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Danny Boyle, Ash, Charles Manson

Shock, horror and the usual hairy suspects: everyone’s included at Sitges film festival

Prestigious fare such as Justin Kurzel’s Nitram rubbed shoulders with Taiwanese zombie movies and a werewolf retrospective at Spain’s fantasy and horror show“I don’t know about you, but I’ve been cooped up for two years and it’s so fucking sweet to be here right now,” said Ana Lily Amirpour, on stage with a small dog called Benny, to introduce her film Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon at the Sitges international fantastic film festival.It was very sweet indeed. Twenty-six miles south of Barcelona, t...
Tags: Film, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Culture, Festivals, Ana Lily Amirpour, Cannes, Justin Kurzel, Mona Lisa, Horror Films, Benny, Sitges, El Santo, Science fiction and fantasy films, Ainhoa

The 18 Best Horror Movies On Shudder Right Now

Remember when there were only a handful of streaming services, and subscribing to one or two was a clever way to cut costs instead of paying for cable? We've since been so inundated with different streaming platforms that to subscribe to them all is essentially just giving yourself a curated (but not much cheaper) cable package. That said, if there are specific things you're interested in, genre-specific streaming services like Shudder can be a great opportunity to make sure you're surrounded by...
Tags: Japan, England, Hollywood, London, Movies, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, America, David, House, Italy, Guillermo Del Toro, Marilyn Monroe, Tigers, Dennis Hopper, Francis

Kino Cult Is A New Free Streaming Service From Kino Lorber

I think we can agree that there are far too many streaming services. Once upon a time, we all had fond dreams of cutting the cord on our cable boxes and embracing the wonderful world of streaming. But over the years, more and more studios and distributors have realized that rather than farming their titles out to other streamers, they could launch a service of their own and potentially make more money. It's not a bad idea, in theory – I'm all for more access to movies. But the problem is it's be...
Tags: Movies, News, Ana Lily Amirpour, Adam Pearson, Frankenstein, Guy Maddin, Kino, Kino Lorber, Yorgos Lanthimos, Bret Wood, Mario Bava, Jess Franco, Richard Lorber, Kino Cult, Kino Cult Giant Pictures, Roku Amazon Fire Apple TV Google

Knives Outback

John and Craig brainstorm How Would This Be A Movie, looking at articles featuring kangaroo feuds in Australia, squatters in the Hamptons, and ghost historians in Palestine. Plus a romance between the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. We also cover the potential IATSE strike, Tudum Day, and managing money. In our bonus segment for premium members, John and Megana defend sweater weather as Craig decries the commercialization of autumn and other things he blames on millennials. Happy Tudum Day! W...
Tags: Australia, Jerusalem, John, Ana Lily Amirpour, Craig, AMPTP, Hamptons, Iatse, Babak Anvari, Kelly Marcel, Craig Mazin, Screenwriting, Scriptnotes, Eric Pearson, Damon Krukowski, Megana Rao

Ana Lily Amirpour: Calling Projects ‘Female-Led’ Is a ‘Very Boring, Uninformed Way of Talking About Things’

Ana Lily Amirpour doesn’t want you to call her movies “female-led.” It’s true that all of them to date have been centered around strong female protagonists, including her Venice competition title “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon,” but they’re much more than that, she says. The Iranian-American director recalls early reports describing her next project, […]
Tags: News, Global, Venice, Ana Lily Amirpour, Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon

Kate Hudson and Benny the dog hit the red carpet

Kate Hudson, Ed Skrien, director Ana Lily Amirpour and her dog Benny walk the red carpet for "Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon" at the Venice International Film Festival. (Sept. 6)       [Author: AP Domestic]
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‘Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon’ Review: Ana Lily Amirpour Arrives as a Filmmaker

“Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon” opens where any good stylishly ironic demon-out-of-water fairy-tale thriller should: in an insane asylum. That’s where Mona Lisa (Jeon Jong-seo), a catatonic waif, is seated on her knees in a straitjacket. We see right off how miserable she is; it’s there in her aura — and besides, who in […]
Tags: Reviews, Ana Lily Amirpour, Kate Hudson, Mona Lisa, Jeon Jong-seo, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon, Mona Lisa Jeon Jong

141 Entertainment to Remake ‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ Set on the Arizona-Mexican Border (EXCLUSIVE)

Producers Adam Mirels and Robbie Mirels of 141 Entertainment, the team behind Ana Lily Amirpour’s hotly anticipated “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon,” which plays Sunday in competition at the Venice Film Festival, have signed an option to remake director-writer Sameh Zoabi’s 2018 Venice Horizons Award entry “Tel Aviv on Fire.” The adaptation will be […]
Tags: News, Global, Tel Aviv, Arizona, Venice, Ana Lily Amirpour, Venice Film Festival, Sameh Zoabi, 141 Entertainment, Adam Mirels, Robbie Mirels

Guillermo del Toro's Netflix Horror Anthology Series Is Overflowing With Talent

Audiences are about to get a peek into the twisted mind of Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro—actually, eight peeks, to be precise. Netflix just announced the cast and crew for a new show called Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. It’s a series of genre-bending stories, curated by The Shape of Water …Read more...
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Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet Of Curiosities: Netflix Announces Star-Studded Anthology Series From The Master Of The Macabre

Netflix is firmly remaining in the Guillermo del Toro business. After their prior collaboration on the animated "Troll Hunters" show, the major streamer is once more reteaming with the esteemed filmmaker for "Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities" in what should be a must-watch anthology series of horror stories, described in no uncertain terms as "genre-defining." When someone of del Toro's caliber is involved and has recruited the amount of talent that he has for this, those are words th...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Netflix, Guillermo Del Toro, Pope, Ana Lily Amirpour, Colony, Vincenzo Natali, Toro, Guillermo, Lovecraft, Ben Barnes, Catherine Hardwicke, David S Goyer, Emily Carroll

The 12 Best Vampire Movies Of All Time

Every culture has its own flavor of the vampire myth, from the Icelandic "draugur" -- corporeal undead who guard their treasures -- to the Romani "mullo," or ghouls who feed on the blood of those who caused their demise. That considered, it's no surprise that the vampires in our cinema are as varied as the legends that spawned them.On this list, we'll meet seductive space vampires, misguided vampire wannabes, and angst-ridden, cape-swishing romantics. We'll encounter undead skateboarding feminis...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Iran, Earth, Guillermo Del Toro, New Zealand, Jesus, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Ana Lily Amirpour, Peter Jackson, Morrissey, Wellington

Shania Russell’s Favorite Movies of All Time

Hiya, /Film readers, it’s ya girl, Shania. No wait, that’s a lie, I’m actually very new here and not ya girl at all. But guess what? That’s what this article is all about! This is my first official hurrah, where I’ve been asked to introduce myself via my 15 favorite movies. Which is very exciting, if mildly distressing. In fact, I’m starting to think this is a form of hazing… but I’ve decided to just go along with it. All sorts of trivial worries were plaguing me as I wrote this list: what if I...
Tags: Movies, Boston, America, Features, Broadway, Leonardo Dicaprio, Ghostface, Little Mermaid, Greta Gerwig, Ana Lily Amirpour, David Fincher, Miyazaki, Steven Spielberg, Hayao Miyazaki, Rosemary, Mia Farrow

2021 Venice Film Festival Starry Line-Up Includes ‘Dune,’ ‘Last Night in Soho,’ ‘Last Duel,’ and More

In 2020, the Venice Film Festival was just one of many events to be affected by the pandemic, though it managed to avoid cancelation in favor of a “more restrained format” under strict COVID protocols. This year, however, the availability of vaccines seems to have allowed the highly-anticipated festival to be back and as exciting as ever. Headlined by some major filmmaker names that include Jane Campion, Denis Villeneuve, Ridley Scott, Edgar Wright, and Pedro Almodovar, the 78th annual Venice F...
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Kate Hudson Joins Rian Johnson’s Murder Mystery Sequel Knives Out 2

(Photo by Toni Anne Barson/WireImage via Getty Images) Oscar nominee Kate Hudson (Almost Famous) is the latest star to join the ever-growing cast of Rian Johnson’s murder mystery sequel Knives Out 2 (via Deadline). Hudson will appear alongside Daniel Craig, who is reprising his role as Benoit Blanc, and the previously announced cast members Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, and Leslie Odom Jr. No plot or character details have been released yet for the upcoming sequel. ...
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The 100 best horror movies of all time, according to critics

"Get Out" Justin Lubin/Universal Studios With Halloween a little more than a month away, Business Insider looked at Rotten Tomatoes' list of the best horror movies of all time. The list is based on Rotten Tomatoes' adjusted score that accounts for the variation in the number of reviews for the movies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Halloween is a little more than a month away, which means horror-movie season will be in full swing for fans of the genre over the next mon...
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The Twilight Zone's Second Season Favors Tales of Troubled Men, But Ends on a Dystopian High Note

Last week, CBS All Access’ Twilight Zone revival dropped its second season all at once, enabling a binge-view that made it easy to note parallels between episodes. Amid the aliens, creatures, magical objects, and alt-reality scenarios, a big theme emerged: there’s no scarier monster than a frustrated man.Read more...
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New The Twilight Zone Season 2 Promo Features Jordan Peele

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New The Twilight Zone Season 2 promo features Jordan Peele CBS All Access has released a brand new promo for the upcoming second season of their sci-fi horror anthology series The Twilight Zone, featuring the return of Jordan Peele as the show’s host. Starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Topher Grace, Joe McHale and more, the series is scheduled to make its return on Thursday, June 25. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: The Twilight Zone Season 2 Trailer Sets Pre...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Horror, Amy Schumer, TV News, Cbs, Seth Rogen, Ana Lily Amirpour, Joel Mchale, The Twilight Zone, Cbs All Access, Rod Serling, Gillian Jacobs, Rosenfeld, Peele

The Twilight Zone Season 2 Adds Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Topher Grace & More

The Twilight Zone Season 2 adds Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Topher Grace & more It has been almost a year since the first season finale of Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone series, and now CBS All Access has announced the additional cast members that will be completing the upcoming second season’s ensemble.  In addition, the new episode details for the sci-fi horror anthology series have also been revealed. Joining the next installment of The Twilight Zone are Kylie Bunbury, Sky Ferreira, Topher Gr...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Horror, Amy Schumer, TV News, Cbs, Seth Rogen, Ana Lily Amirpour, Joel Mchale, The Twilight Zone, Cbs All Access, Rod Serling, Gillian Jacobs, Rosenfeld, Peele

‘Briarpatch’ Trailer: Rosario Dawson is After Her Sister’s Killer

Briarpatch is the kind of sleek, stylish neo-noir series that could catch your eye in the age of Peak TV. Coupled with a severe performance by Rosario Dawson, and this USA mystery-thriller anthology series may be the next big thing. Watch the Briarpatch trailer below. Briarpatch Trailer Executive produced by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and written and executive produced by Andy Greenwald, the first season of Briarpatch stars Dawson as Allegra Dill, an investigator who returns to her Te...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Television, Movies, Ana Lily Amirpour, Noir, Thomas, Usa Network, Sam Esmail, Dawson, Rosario-Dawson, Ed Asner, Esmail, Andy Greenwald, Mystery/Suspense, TV Trailer

Pop Culture Imports: ‘Train to Busan,’ ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,’ A Guillermo del Toro Double Feature, and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) It was just coincidence that this week’s Pop Culture Imports column fell on Halloween, but I couldn’t pass up recommending you folks some foreign frights. If you’re in for a night of horror movies and shooing away irritating trick-or-treaters, read up on this week’s spooky batch of foreign flicks. This week’s best foreign movies and TV streaming now include a Guillermo del Toro double fe...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, Horror, Mexico, Spain, Iran, Netflix, Guillermo Del Toro, Jesus, Jim Jarmusch, Ana Lily Amirpour, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Busan, David Lynch, Cronos, Toro

Female ‘Cliffhanger’ Remake Coming from Ana Lily Amirpour

Ana Lily Amirpour, director of The Bad Batch and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, is heading for the mountains with a female-driven Cliffhanger remake. Inspired by the 1993 Sylvester Stallone action film of the same name, this new Cliffhanger hopes to tap “into the primal side of an action movie.” Here’s a remake we can totally get behind: Ana Lily Amirpour’s Cliffhanger. Whatever you think of the Sylvester Stallone Cliffhanger, you can’t argue that it’s an untouchable classic. Sure, it’s f...
Tags: Movies, Sylvester Stallone, Ana Lily Amirpour, Sam, Jason Momoa, Remakes, Cliffhanger, Stallone, Action/Adventure, Momoa, Sylvester Stallone Cliffhanger, Neal Moritz Amirpour, Cliffhanger Stallone

Cliffhanger Reboot: Ana Lily Amirpour to Direct Female-Led Reimagining

Cliffhanger reboot: Ana Lily Amirpour to direct female-led reimagining Rocket Science has acquired the rights to Cliffhanger, which they will produce alongside Neal Moritz’s Original Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise). The female-led reboot of the 1993 classic will be directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night) based on a script by Sascha Penn (Creed II). Casting is currently underway for a female lead to headline an ensemble cast, with Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Game o...
Tags: Movies, Sony, New Orleans, Neal Moritz, Ana Lily Amirpour, Paramount Pictures, Kate Hudson, Jason Momoa, Kevin Costner, Escape Room, Cliffhanger, Columbia Pictures, Moritz, David S Goyer, John Lesher, Suki Waterhouse

A New World of Gods and Monsters: A Panel of Horror Experts Pick Who Should Direct These Classic Characters

Universal has announced that all systems are “Go!” on an Invisible Man reboot to be written and directed by Leigh Whannell ( Upgrade ), with the horror maestros at Blumhouse steering the ship. Sorry, “Dark Universe.” Blumhouse’s involvement teases the capability to reboot Universal’s entire classic monster catalog should The Invisible Man rake in profits, which – by Blumhouse’s margin-friendly methods – shouldn’t be an outstanding ask. Pretty big news for horror fans. In looking towards ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Johnny Depp, Universal, Ana Lily Amirpour, Michael Shannon, Benson, Wheatley, Frank, Damien Chazelle, Flanagan, Riley, Del Toro, Kevin, Jennifer

‘Braid’ Review: An Intoxicating Thriller That Makes “Style-Over-Substance” a Good Thing [Tribeca]

I’ve never robotripped, ingested geltabs of acid or licked stimulant toad excretions, but if I did, I’d imagine the experience to resemble Mitzi Peirone’s Braid. Style over substance just had a new league invented by this hallucinogenic rabbit’s hole, laced with uppers and light on explanations. Keeping up isn’t an option here – audiences are better served soaking in sugar plum scenic drenches than trying to rationalize character motivations. Peirone marches to the beat of her own drum, that’s ...
Tags: Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Ana Lily Amirpour, Mozart, Tribeca, Brewer, Daphne, Braid, Film Festivals, Tilda, Featured Stories Sidebar, Petula, Mitzi Peirone, Peirone, Petula Imogen Waterhouse

‘Dark Crimes’ Trailer: Jim Carrey is Back, And He’s Deadly Serious

Jim Carrey hasn’t taken the lead a film in four years, but he’s back with Dark Crimes. The film, based on an actual murder mystery, has Carrey in serious mode, playing a cop with a beard trying to solve a murder. Watch the Dark Crimes trailer below. I’m not quite sure what to make of this. On one hand, I’m glad to see Jim Carrey back in action, and I like it when Carrey shows off his dramatic chops. On the other hand, this trailer makes Dark Crimes look like a cross between The Girl With the...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Netflix, Thriller, Jim-Carrey, Movie Trailers, Ana Lily Amirpour, Independent, DirecTV, David Grann, Carrey, Tadek, Marton Csokas, Jim Andy, Charlote Gainsbourgh, Dark Crimes