Jamie Lee Curtis Returning to the ‘Halloween’ Franchise

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The original scream queen is returning to the role that started it all. It was recently announced that Jamie Lee Curtis will portray Laurie Strode once again in Blumhouse’s new Halloween film, 40 years after she originated the role in the original film. David Gordon Green’s Halloween, set to premiere in 2018.

They also teased the new film with a photo of Curtis and the iconic Michael Myers lurking in the shadows. The actress also took to Twitter to confirm the news.

 

 

Curtis appeared as Strode in HalloweenHalloween IIHalloween H20: 20 Years Later and Halloween: Resurrection. Just as did H20 and Resurrection, the 2018 film will ignore the rest and continue from Halloween II, which makes sense since Curtis’ character did not meet a happy conclusion.

Filming begins this fall with John Carpenter on board as executive producer.

 

Jennifer Lawrence is a Seductive Assassin in ‘Red Sparrow’ Trailer

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Jennifer Lawrence is still our favorite blockbuster bombshell, despite the mixed reviews coming in for mother! this week.

Next up? In Red Sparrow, she plays Dominika Egorova, who’s drafted against her will to become a “sparrow,” a Russian operative trained to use her seductiveness as a weapon. The process is dehumanizing, but she comes out one of the agency’s most deadly assets. Her first target is Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton), a CIA officer with whom she falls into a dangerous spiral of attraction and deception.

What’s most intriguing is that the film reunites her with Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence – which certainly bodes well. But it also stars the considerable likes of Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons.

Red Sparrow premieres March 2018. Watch the trailer below.

 

Radiohead Drops Video for Unreleased 1996 Single ‘Lift’

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It was 1996 and Radiohead were at the height of their career – they were recording their third studio album, OK Computer, while on tour. Though a live favorite, “Lift” never made it on the record.

The band recently released their special edition 20th anniversary reissue of OK Computer, entitled OKNOTOKand the album features songs from the original, as well as the once-discarded “Lift.”

They’ve also just dropped a claustrophobic video for the reborn track. Directed by Oscar Hudson, it features Thom Yorke riding an elevator 18 floors down. As peculiar people come and go from the lift, he passes by one strange situation after another, ultimately alone until he reaches the bottom.

OKNOTOK is now available online. Watch the video for “Lift” below.

 

Blake Lively Finds Her Sight in the ‘All I See Is You’ Trailer

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Blake Lively has come a long way from the Upper East Side since her star-making days on Gossip Girl. In addition to just being an all-around influencer on Instagram and life in general, she continues to take on some intense roles that show she’s more than a teen soap star. And her latest may be her most intense role yet.

In All I See Is You, Lively plays Gina, a woman who’s been blind since a childhood accident that claimed her parents’ lives. Living in Bangkok, her husband, James (Jason Clarke) acts as her eyes, a dependence that intensifies the passion of their relationship. But when a life-changing surgery helps Gina regain her vision, she also regains her independence, which James finds threatening.

All I See Is You premieres October 27. Watch the trailer below.

 

Margaret Atwood’s ‘Alias Grace’ Looks Downright Eerie in First Netflix Trailer

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Margaret Atwood’s fanbase has substantially multiplied since the success of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The chilling dystopian drama has attracted many viewers with its eerie relevance during the Trump administration.

Now the Canadian author will see another one of her novels translated to the screen, this time thanks to Netflix. The streaming platform just released the first trailer for its six-hour miniseries of Alias Grace. Starring Sarah Polley, the intense drama is about Grace Marks, a young Irish immigrant and domestic servant convicted of murdering her employer in 1843 Upper Canada.

If the unsettlingly relevant social commentary of The Handmaid’s Tale is any indication, this could be a must-watch for both Netflix and Atwood.

Season one of Alias Grace is available November 3 on Netflix. Watch the trailer below.

 

Björk is a Fairy Princess in Trippy ‘The Gate’ Video

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In case your Monday is lacking a certain sense of colorful manic wonder, Björk has you covered. The Icelandic music sensation/pixie goddess has just released her video for “The Gate.” Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, it’s a short yet beautiful visual accompaniment to the track.

In the video, Björk wears a pink gown and mask atop a grassy hill while playing a flute, surrounded by otherworldly floating creatures. She’s then transported into a kaleidoscopic setting, where she dances with colorful shapes and orbs of light. All the while, she dons an insanely decadent gown designed by Gucci’s Alessandro Michele.

Björk’s “The Gate” is now available for download. Watch the video below.

 

John Carpenter’s Short ‘Christine’ Remake Gives Us Chills

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Horror fans across the country are going crazy over the It remake this week. But John Carpenter has just given us another remake of a Stephen King classic, and we’re on the edge of our seats for more.

The iconic director is releasing a compilation album of some of his most iconic movie themes. Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 includes scores from 13 of some of our favorite Carpenter flicks. From Halloween to They Live to The Thing, it’s the ultimate Halloween treat for the cinephile in your life.

In preparation for the album’s October debut, Carpenter has released a music video for the score from Christine. The four-minute video is basically a short remake of the 1983 Stephen King classic. It stars Rita Volk as a young stranded damsel who’s hunted down by the vintage Plymouth Fury.

This iconic throwback has us on the edge of our seats, hoping there will be more videos to come from the album.

Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 is available October 20, now available for pre-order. Watch the video below.

 

Elisabeth Moss Struggles to Define Art in ‘The Square’ Trailer

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In writer/director Ruben Östlund’s latest satire, art serves as a catalyst for society’s chaotic sense of egalitarianism. 

In The Square, Claes Bang plays Christian, the respected curator of a contemporary art museum in Sweden. As his next installation, “The Square,” is displayed to remind spectators of altruism and their roles as responsible human beings, the museum’s PR campaign sends him into an existential crisis. Meanwhile, his stolen phone leads him into some foolish situations. Elisabeth Moss also stars as Anne, a romantic interest of Christian’s.

The poignant drama won the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

The Square premieres October 27.

 

The Franco Brothers Chase Hollywood Dreams in ‘The Disaster Artist’ Trailer

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Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 indie film, The Room was so bad, it was brilliant. Its unusual cult following made it a perfect project for an artist and filmmaker like James Franco. His new film, The Disaster Artist is a dramatization of the making of the worst movie ever.

But from the trailer, it seems this could possibly be the best movie James Franco has made. Starring alongside brother Dave, James captures a portrait of Hollywood through the eyes of a true dreamer. And with a star-studded cast that includes Sharon Stone, Zac Efron and Bryan Cranston among many other big names, it looks to be a testament to Tinseltown that resonates with dreamers at every level.

The Disaster Artist premieres December 1. Watch the trailer below.