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Blue Bayou Review: An Urgent Immigrant Story Told With A Thoughtful, But Heavy Hand

"Where are you from?"It's a question that immediately puts Justin Chon's Antonio LeBlanc on edge, and which he avoids answering in his uneasy job interview in "Blue Bayou," Chon's third directorial effort. Antonio was born in Korea, but the only home he's ever known is the Louisiana backwaters. Adopted at three years old by white parents, Antonio spent his childhood jumping from foster home to foster home, until he built a family for himself with his loving, maybe all-too forgiving wife Kathy (a...
Tags: Reviews, South Korea, Movies, Korea, Louisiana, Vietnam, Alicia Vikander, Linda Ronstadt, Kathy, Jessie, Antonio, Vikander, Emory Cohen, Soderbergh, Blue Bayou, Mark O Brien

Justin Chon And Alicia Vikander Search For The Definition Of Home In Blue Bayou [Interview]

Justin Chon has come a long way since he wowed Sundance audiences with his 2017 film "Gook." The writer and director of "Blue Bayou" is many years removed from being "that funny Asian guy" from "Twilight" who directed and starred in the provocative black-and-white drama about two Korean-American brothers on the first day of the 1992 L.A. race riots. It wasn't long until Chon had firmly established himself as one of the exciting Asian-American indie filmmakers to watch, following up with the 2019...
Tags: Google, Movies, News, America, United States, New Orleans, South, Alicia Vikander, Linda Ronstadt, Parker, Justin, Kathy, Antonio, Vikander, ALICIA, Blue Bayou

Movies To Watch If You Loved The Green Knight

The pandemic kept fans from seeing "The Green Knight" for well over a year after its planned premiere at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival was canceled. And now, filmmaker David Lowery's distinctive, striking take on the tale of Sir Gawain belongs to the fans. Though it presents Arthurian legend in a light that feels fresh and exciting, "The Green Knight" is by no means the first film to take a crack at bringing the fabled mythology to the big screen -- nor is it the first time that the ace filmmaking...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, David, Mtv, Monty Python, Dragon, Charles Dickens, Armando Iannucci, Heath Ledger, Colin Farrell, Henry Cavill, Spielberg, Jackie, Armie Hammer, Dev Patel

‘The Green Knight’ Spoiler Review: A Revisionist Fantasy That Separates Legend From Myth

The concept of legend hangs heavy over the events of The Green Knight, even more so than the menacing (but largely off-screen) presence of the title character himself. From the very first moments of ethereal tone-setting, where Gawain is seated on a throne as his crown artfully floats onto his head before bursting into flames and consuming him, we’re basically given a visual reinterpretation of an eerily similar treatise: “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” In this case, however, the tru...
Tags: Movies, Features, Shakespeare, Dev Patel, Joel Edgerton, David Lowery, Arthur, Vikander, Patel, Fay, Lowery, Essel, Edgerton, Winifred, Sarita Choudhury, Ralph Ineson

‘The Green Knight’ Star Alicia Vikander on Playing Dual Roles and Delivering a Defining Monologue [Interview]

There aren’t that many female characters in Gawain and the Green Knight, the epic 14th century poem on which David Lowery‘s The Green Knight is based. There is one significant role: that of the lady of the mysterious castle Gawain stumbles upon during his journey to meet his fate by the Green Knight’s hands, but she is less a character than a source of temptation — one of the many mystical obstacles that Gawain must overcome in order to prove his honor and chivalry. So how does Alicia Vikander,...
Tags: Movies, Features, David, Alicia Vikander, David Lowery, Vikander, Lowery, Green Knight, Gawain, Esel, David -LSB- Lowery

‘The Green Knight’ Review: A Mesmerizing, Sexy Epic That Feels Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before

Nature will have its way, one way or another. Whether it’s by some natural disaster or by the inevitable passage of time, nature will conquer and return all things to the dust from which it came. In The Green Knight, the infinite mysteries of the natural world are reframed in an Arthurian retelling so strange and so seductive that it’s hard to stop the film from taking hold inside your brain and burrowing itself underneath your skin until your veins turn into roots and your blood changes to wat...
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Features, Green, Camelot, Dev Patel, Joel Edgerton, Alicia Vikander, David Lowery, HARRIS, Arthur, Vikander, Patel, Lowery, Dickie, Sarita Choudhury

Alicia Vikander in Trailer for Justin Chon's 'Blue Bayou' Louisiana Film

"Are we getting kicked out?" "Nah, baby girl, I ain't going nowhere…" Focus Features has unveiled the first official trailer for Blue Bayou, the latest film from acclaimed Korean-American filmmaker Justin Chon, known for his other award-winning films Gook and Ms. Purple previously. This time around, Blue Bayou is premiering at the prestigious 2021 Cannes Film Festival playing in the Un Certain Regard category (his last two films premiered at Sundance instead). It's currently set for a limite...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Louisiana, Alicia Vikander, Indies, Jessie, Vikander, Focus Features, Blue Bayou, To Watch, Chon, Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander Mark O Brien, Sydney Kowalske

Netflix’s Beckett Trailer Starring John David Washington & Alicia Vikander

Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming action thriller titled Beckett, starring Golden Globe nominee John David Washington and Oscar winner Alicia Vikander. The film will be available for streaming on Friday, August 13. The video, which you can check out below along with the poster, features Washington and Vikander as a couple on a vacation in Greece. However, things quickly escalate when they get into a car accident, with Washington’s titular character waking up in a dish...
Tags: Video, Movies, Greece, Drama, Washington, Star, Netflix, Streaming, Alicia Vikander, Golden Globe, Gareth Edwards, Beckett, Vikander, Luca Guadagnino, ComingSoon, Movie News

‘Beckett’ Trailer: John David Washington Goes to Greece and Has a Bad Time in New Netflix Thriller

I’m a simple man. You tell me Vicky Krieps has a major part in a new movie, and I will absolutely make sure that I watch that movie. It’s as straightforward as that. Hot off her role in M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming horror/thriller Old and after her performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s masterful Phantom Thread, Krieps is literally the only person who matters who’ll be starring in the soon-to-be-released Netflix movie, Beckett. Okay, okay, fine, we’re also plenty excited about John David Washin...
Tags: Movie Trailers, Netflix, Thriller, Alicia Vikander, Beckett, John David Washington, Vicky Krieps

‘Irma Vep’ Limited Series Starring Alicia Vikander Coming From HBO and A24

Olivier Assayas is returning to the world of Irma Vep with a new limited series from HBO and A24. Alicia Vikander will star in the series which is described as loosely based on Assayas’ 1996 feature of the same name. Assayas will write and direct the series while Vikander will play “an American movie star disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup.” The original movie starred Maggie Cheung as a fictionalized version of herself. Today Warner Media announced that an Irma Vep limited seri...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Casting, France, Maggie, A24, Alicia Vikander, Mira, Olivier, Vikander, ALICIA, Warner Media, Olivier Assayas, Film to TV, Assayas, Maggie Cheung

Irma Vep: Alicia Vikander to Star in HBO’s New Limited Series

Irma Vep: Alicia Vikander to Star in HBO’s New Limited Series HBO has officially given a series order to the upcoming limited series adaptation of Olivier Assayas’s 1996 film titled Irma Vep with Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander attached for the leading role. The miniseries will also be directed and written by the French filmmaker. “I have been a long-time admirer of Olivier and his work,” Vikander said in a statement (via Deadline).“I am very excited for us to work together, and to be ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hbo, TV, Movies, France, Netflix, TV News, Cannes film festival, Alicia Vikander, David Lowery, Mira, Cheung, Olivier, Vikander, Anna Karenina, ALICIA

Alicia Vikander to Star in HBO Series ‘Irma Vep’ From Olivier Assayas

Alicia Vikander is teaming with French indie director Olivier Assayas for an HBO show. The cabler has ordered “Irma Vep,” a limited series loosely based on on Assayas’ 1996 film of the same name, with Vikander in the lead role. Assayas will write and direct the project which revolves around Mira (Vikander), an American movie […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Alicia Vikander, Vikander, Olivier Assayas, Assayas, Irma Vep, Mira Vikander

‘Dial M For Murder’ TV Show Being Developed as Anthology Series, May Star Alicia Vikander

I once suggested that Hollywood should remake Dial M For Murder, playwright Frederick Knott’s dynamite stage play which was famously adapted into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954. Three years later, my suggestion is finally being heeded: a remake is being developed for television, with Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander executive producing and potentially starring in the project. Deadline reports that Vikander, who won an Oscar for her performance in 2016’s The Danish Girl, is set to exe...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Casting, Thriller, Adaptation, Alfred Hitchcock, MGM, Alicia Vikander, Martin Scorsese, Grace Kelly, Terence Winter, Frederick Knott, Vikander, Hitchcock

Vikander & Winter Team for Dial M for Murder Anthology Series

Vikander & Winter team for Dial M for Murder anthology series After influencing countless films and TV shows over the years, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 crime mystery classic Dial M for Murder is getting new life in the form of a limited series with Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider) and Oscar and Emmy nominee Terence Winter (The Sopranos) partnering for the project at MGM/UA Television, according to Variety. RELATED: John David Washington & Alicia Vikander Thriller Lands at Netflix ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, America, Netflix, Showtime, Oscar, TV News, Batman, Emmy, Alfred Hitchcock, Alicia Vikander, Tony, Margot, Terence Winter, Frederick Knott

‘Dial M For Murder’ Anthology Series From Alicia Vikander, Terence Winter in Development

Alicia Vikander is picking up the phone and is about to dial. The actor is developing a “Dial M For Murder” anthology series at MGM/UA Television with “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Sopranos” alum Terence Winter, Variety has confirmed. Vikander is eyeing a central role in the project which is based on Frederick Knott’s play and the Alfred […]
Tags: News, Alicia Vikander, Terence Winter, Frederick Knott, Vikander, Dial M For Murder, MGM UA Television, Alicia Vikander Terence Winter, Terence Winter Variety

MGM Delays Releases of Respect & Tomb Raider Sequel

MGM delays releases of Respect & Tomb Raider sequel With the global pandemic still keeping theaters shut and preventing productions from getting underway, MGM has elected to delay the release dates of the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect and the Alicia Vikander-starring Tomb Raider sequel, according to The Wrap. RELATED: Alicia Vikander Hopes to Begin Production on Tomb Raider Sequel in 2021 PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB....
Tags: Games, England, Movies, Video Games, Aretha Franklin, Walton Goggins, Warner Bros, Ryan Gosling, Emmy, MGM, Dominic West, Tomb raider, Forest Whitaker, East London, Harlem, Alicia Vikander

John David Washington is ‘Born to Be Murdered’ in Thriller Acquired by Netflix

John David Washington is having a killer year. After becoming the breakout star of Spike Lee’s BlaKkKlansman in 2018, Washington nabbed a role in the Christopher Nolan tentpole Tenet, which hit theaters (to somewhat divisive results both critically and commercially) this year. And now Washington is continuing that killing streak with a thriller produced by Luca Guadagnino, Born to Be Murdered, which has just been picked up by Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has acquired...
Tags: Movies, Greece, Washington, Netflix, Thriller, Athens, David O Russell, Spike Lee, Nolan, Alfred Hitchcock, Margot Robbie, Zendaya, Epirus, Tenet, Vikander, Hitchcock

John David Washington & Alicia Vikander Thriller Lands at Netflix

John David Washington & Alicia Vikander thriller lands at Netflix Nearly a year and a half after landing the Golden Globe nominees and Oscar winner to star in the film, Netflix has acquired the rights to the Luca Guadagnino-produced thriller Born to Be Murdered starring John David Washington (Tenet) and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider), according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Untitled David O. Russell Project Adds John David Washington PB = PB || {}; P...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Washington, Netflix, Athens, David O Russell, Streaming, Gloria Steinem, Alicia Vikander, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Golden Globe, Vikander, Riley Keough, Lara Croft, Luca Guadagnino, ComingSoon

Netflix Buys John David Washington Thriller ‘Born to Be Murdered’

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to the thriller “Born to Be Murdered,” starring John David Washington and Alicia Vikander, and will release the film in 2021. “Born to Be Murdered” is set in Athens and the Epirus region of Greece where a vacationing couple, played by Washington and Vikander, fall trap to a violent […]
Tags: News, Greece, Washington, Netflix, Athens, Epirus, Alicia Vikander, Vikander, John David Washington, Born to be Murdered

Alicia Vikander Hopes to Begin Production on Tomb Raider Sequel in 2021

Alicia Vikander Hopes to Begin Production on Tomb Raider Sequel in 2021 Oscar winner and Tomb Raider star Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Ex Machina) revealed that work on the highly-anticipated Tomb Raider sequel is expected to resume in 2021 (via Entertainment Weekly). PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); g...
Tags: Hbo, England, Movies, Walton Goggins, Anne Hathaway, Warner Bros, MGM, Dominic West, Tomb raider, East London, Alicia Vikander, Wheatley, Vikander, Daniel Wu, Lara, Ben Wheatley

The 10 Best Science Fiction Films of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) In a surprising turn of events, stitching together a list of the greatest science fiction movies from the past ten years proved to be harder than I initially assessed. The reason, however, isn’t because there weren’t enough sci-fi standouts to conjure up a list, but rather, quite the opposite. Upon careful consideration, it turns out that there is a plethora of noteworthy under-seen gems, making the real challenge whittling down this lis...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Banks, Sci-fi, Disney, Earth, Features, Britain, Robert Pattinson, Alfonso Cuarón, Stanley Kubrick, Mars, Kubrick, Denis, Amy Adams, Jonathan Glazer

What Netflix’s ‘Earthquake Bird’ Gets Right About the Experience of Living in Japan as a Foreigner

Netflix’s Earthquake Bird, which hit the streaming service last Friday, uses expat life in Tokyo as the backdrop for a murder mystery. Scored by Atticus Ross, the film stars Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough, Jack Huston, and Japanese actors Naoki Kobayashi and Kiki Sukezana—the latter of whom recently played the central antagonist in AMC’s The Terror: Infamy. Ridley Scott also serves as a co-producer here, as he did with that series. There’s a long line of Hollywood movies set in Japan, many of wh...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Washington, Amc, Features, Netflix, Tokyo, Scarlett Johansson, Ridley Scott, Jared Leto, Lucy, Lily, Alicia Vikander, Scott, Kyushu

‘Earthquake Bird’ Trailer: Alicia Vikander Has a Creepy Fixation in Netflix’s Noir Thriller

Alicia Vikander has been a bit MIA since her starring role in 2018’s Tomb Raider, but she’s back with a vengeance in Wash Westmoreland‘s upcoming noir thriller Earthquake Bird. Perhaps too much of a vengeance: Vikander stars as a young expat who comes under investigation for her best friend’s disappearance — and suspected murder — after a tumultuous love triangle takes a turn for the paranoid. Watch the Earthquake Bird trailer below. Earthquake Bird Trailer Fresh off his Keira Knightley...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Keira Knightley, Julianne Moore, Netflix, Thriller, Tokyo, Movie Trailers, Lucy, Tomb raider, Alice, Noir, Alicia Vikander, Colette, Jack Huston, Westmoreland

Dr. Jonathan Hemlock's Artsy-Fartsy, Historical-Shmistorical Sanctionistic Summer Vacation Movie Quiz

Dennis Cozzalio of the Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule blog has posted another of his famous movie quizes, and as always, I'm excited to participate. Previous installments answering questions from Professor Hubert Farnsworth, David Huxley, Professor Fate, Professor Russell Johnson, Dr. Smith, Professor Peabody, Professor Severus Snape, Professor Ed Avery, Dr. Anton Phibes, Sister Clodagh, Professor Arthur Chipping, Miss Jean Brodie, Professor Larry Gopnick, Professor Dewey Finn, Ms. Eliza...
Tags: Star Wars, New York, Movies, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Disney, Chicago, Jimi Hendrix, Broadway, Evans, Philadelphia, Chris Hemsworth, Hitler, Henry Cavill, Birdman, Lucio Fulci

The National Was Stalled. Two Outsiders Got the Band Moving Again.

The New York group was ready for a break when the director Mike Mills asked to collaborate. Contributions from Carin Besser, its lead singer’s wife, provided the spark.
Tags: News, National, Aaron, Matt, Mills, Vikander, Carin, Berninger, Besser, Dessner, Pop and Rock Music, The (Music Group, Alicia (1988-, Mike (1966-, I Am Easy to Find (Album

Watch: Alicia Vikander in Mike Mills' Musical Short 'I Am Easy to Find'

"Could she run forever?" When musicians and filmmakers collaborate and end up working in sync, we end up with something beautiful. I Am Easy to Find is a new short film / music video written and directed by the very talented filmmaker Mike Mills (of the films Thumbsucker, Beginners, 20th Century Women). This 24-minute B&W short film stars Alicia Vikander and captures an entire life in 164 moments. It's inspired by an "artsy fartsy French film" (which was not revealed) and became something gr...
Tags: Movies, Short Film, Alicia Vikander, Mike Mills, Mills, Vikander, To Watch

John David Washington & Alicia Vikander Join Born to Be Murdered

John David Washington & Alicia Vikander join Born to Be Murdered According to Deadline, John David Washington (BlackKkKlansman), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), Boyd Holbrook (Logan) and Vicky Krieps (The Phantom Thread) have joined the Luca Guadagnino production Born to Be Murdered. RELATED: Breakout Star Lizzo Joins Cast of STXfilms’ Hustlers PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAd...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Oscar, Athens, Spike Lee, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Vikander, Luca Guadagnino, ComingSoon, Guadagnino, Vicky Krieps, John David Washington, Call Me by Your Name, Boyd Holbrook Logan, Marco Morabito, Francesco Melzi

New Art Form: Virtual Reality at the 75th Venice Film Festival

Eclipse - Jonathan Astruc & Aymeric Favre - Film Still (Venice, Italy) The Venice Virtual Reality competition is in its second year at the Venice Film Festival, and is zipping forward at warp speed. No one really knows where this thrilling new medium is heading. I imagine that someone reading this post in the future will find it as antiquated as we do today when stumbling upon an old article about that newfangled medium called the "movies."The Venice International Film Festival's mission ...
Tags: Travel, France, Berlin, Bbc, Royal Air Force, James Bond, Virtual Reality, Pixar, Richard Armitage, Jesus Christ, Alicia Vikander, Venice Italy, Kurt, Meena, Vikander, Arden

Mind-blowing New Art Form: Virtual Reality at the 75th Venice Film Festival

Eclipse - Jonathan Astruc & Aymeric Favre - Film Still (Venice, Italy) The Venice Virtual Reality competition is in its second year at the Venice Film Festival, and is zipping forward at warp speed. No one really knows where this thrilling new medium is heading. I imagine that someone reading this post in the future will find it as antiquated as we do today when stumbling upon an old article about that newfangled medium called the "movies."The Venice International Film Festival's mission ...
Tags: Travel, France, Berlin, Bbc, Royal Air Force, James Bond, Virtual Reality, Pixar, Richard Armitage, Jesus Christ, Alicia Vikander, Venice Italy, Kurt, Meena, Vikander, Arden

Trash & Treasure: Old Made New (March 2018)

Trash & Treasure is a miscellany of monthly opinions on SFF, fandom and general geekness from Foz Meadows. This March, my media consumption has been full of the old made new, or revisited, or otherwise reimagined. At the forefront of my reading has been Tempests and Slaughter, the new Tamora Pierce novel. Set in her world of Tortall, it’s the start of a prequel series about established mage Numair Salmalin, originally called Arram Draper, and covers his early years of magical study in Carthak. ...
Tags: Gaming, Hong Kong, Books, Hollywood, Pokemon, Young Adult, Indiana Jones, Tomb raider, SFF, Alicia Vikander, Jolie, Pierce, Tamora Pierce, Vikander, Croft, Lara Croft