Sylvain White to direct ‘Slender Man’ horror movie for Screen Gems

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Sylvain White is set to direct a horror film based off internet mythology of the Slender Man, for Screen Gems.

The Slender Man is described as a tall, slender (funnily enough) individual with a featureless face, wearing a black suit with a black tie and white shirt. The Slender Man was initially conceived in a photoshop competition in 2009. Though there is some contention online about Slender Man lore, here’s a little bit of it for you to mull over;

“Instead of an active chase, he is more likely to let his prey devolve slowly into madness until they are unable to cope with their situation, often watching from afar as this takes place. If angered, it will charge the aggressor and vanish with its victim to an unknown location.”TheSlenderMan.wikia

More recently, the Slender Man was popularised by the 2012 first person videogame, Slender.

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White has paired with screen gems (a subsidiary of Sony Pictures) in the past for Stomp the Yard (2007). He also directed an underrated movie from 2010, The Losers. More recently, White has been focusing on various TV Dramas; Hawaii Five-O, The Originals, and Person of Interest, to name a few. Given that he’s dabbled in just about everything, I’m curious to see how his talents will translate to the horror genre.

So how did you come across the mythology of the Slender Man, and are you excited to see a film adaptation?

NB – Here’s a fun game for this article; take a shot every time you read ‘Slender Man.”

Source:  Deadline 

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Sylvain White to direct ‘Slender Man’ horror movie for Screen Gems

Wes Anderson hilariously announces his new animated film, ‘Isle of Dogs’ (feat. Edward Norton)

Renowned, independent director, Wes Anderson, has Collaborated with Crowdrise to announce his new animated feature, Isle of Dogs. Check out the video below;

Anderson doesn’t give much away in terms of plot, however we did get a glimpse of Norton’s character, Rex. The animation style looks quite like Anderson’s first animated feature, Fantastic Mr Fox, maybe just a little crisper. It’s hard to say at this point. Like I said, it’s just a glimpse.

The announcement comes with an opportunity—a raffle, of sorts—to voice a dog in the movie, through Anderson’s crowdrise campaign. Proceeds from the raffle will go towards the Film Foundation.

The Film Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation and restoration of film heritage.

Isle of Dogs is yet to receive a release date, and stars; Edward Norton, Brian Cranston, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, among many more.

Wes Anderson hilariously announces his new animated film, ‘Isle of Dogs’ (feat. Edward Norton)

Teaser for ‘The Emoji Movie’: I’m positively euphoric right now

The first teaser for the long-awaited Emoji Movie has finally arrived, check it out below;

As someone who doesn’t use/care for emojis, I thought this trailer was a lot of fun. I don’t understand the like to dislike ratio here. It doesn’t look too dissimilar to your average animated movie skewed towards kids.

Having “express yourself” play over the top of the trailer, is a little on-the-nose, but I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the song and Meh’s enthusiasm, or…lack thereof.

The Emoji Movie releases August 4th, 2017, starring Steven Wright, T. J. Miller, and James Corden.

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A, somewhat accurate representation of my reaction to the trailer

Alright, I’m genuinely curious; what is it that everyone hates about this trailer? Did it not do justice to the source material, what is it?

Teaser for ‘The Emoji Movie’: I’m positively euphoric right now

Director, Justin Kurzel confirms: no Dues Ex Machina hay bales in ‘Assassin’s Creed’

If you’re a fan of the Assassin’s Creed universe, then you’d be more than aware of the trope of falling from a great height and landing comfortably in a bale of hay, dubbed the “Leap of Faith”. Now, this great height can vary from a couple of metres, to several-hundred stories on a whim.

Since this trope has come to be one of the franchise’s greatest critic, it’s to be expected that we won’t be seeing this specific adrenaline pumping, physics defying stunt in the movie.

In an interview with Gizmodo, director Justin Kurzel commented on the use of hay bales to brake an assassin’s fall;

“You’ll see a leap of faith, you won’t see it in a hay bale…It’ll end in a surprising way…I managed to find another way, in which an Assassin lands in the film.”

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It sounds like we’re going to see a nice nod to the old ways of faith-leaping, probably in the background after Michael Fassbender’s, Aguilar, recovers from the leap.

Assassin’s Creed lands in theatres December 21st starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Directed by Justin Kurzel.

How do you think the leap of faith will end in Assassin’s Creed?

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Leaping into water seems like an obvious solution, however it does pose it’s own complications from a great height.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6p8NptTLl8&list=WL&index=85&t=218s 

 

Director, Justin Kurzel confirms: no Dues Ex Machina hay bales in ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Movie review: ARQ

Huh, how about that…the title rhymes. We’ll just pretend I meant to do that. I mean, that’s only if you pronounce it as an acronym, rather than the way it’s actually pronounced in the movie, “Ark.”
ARQ is a new Netflix original thriller starring Robbie Amell (The Flash), Rachel Taylor (Jessica Jones) and directed by Tony Elliott (Orphan Black, screenwriter). Set in a uniquely post-apocalyptic Australia; a recently reunited couple are captured by a group of rebels seeking Ren’s (Amell) medicinal supplies, only to be caught in a time loop caused by a experimental machine.
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The world building Tony Elliott emits in this film is fantastically natural and free flowing. I want to see more if this universe, and thanks to the film’s claustrophobic nature, any potential sequels could easily be worked into continuity. Just about every aspect of this movie is great. From the world building to the cast, and not to mention the ending.
Without spoiling anything; I loved the ending, and it definitely opens the door for future films. Alternatively; the ending wraps-up a great standalone film that doesn’t require a sequel. Hopefully we’ll get the the former though. Because, as I’ve already mentioned, I really want to see more of this world.
One main issue I have with this movie is that it falls prey to the notion of less is more, in some areas at least. Primarily sound design and score. Thrillers often rely on musical cues and sound effects to pack a little punch to startling moments, or fill a scene with suspense. Sadly, ARQ takes those moments and overloads them with, what is admittedly a pretty good score, but it removes any realism or suspense and takes you right out of the scene.
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All-in-all, ARQ is pretty bloody great. Definitely check it out if you have Netflix. If you don’t have Netflix, you can always start a free month trial, there’s a lot of other great stuff up there. I feel like I should be getting paid for that.
Netflix, if you’re reading this; I’m more than happy to do some promotion for you guys. Cause I will most-likely be talking about Luke Cage when it comes out.
Movie review: ARQ

(RumorVille) Villain(s) revealed for the stand alone Flash film

The word on the street is that Ezra Miller’s Flash will not just be fighting one villain, but several. In the form of the Rogues. The Rogues are a team of super villains who team up to take down the Flash. Because they all agree that he’s just a big d&*khead.

Man, DC really love their bloody super villain teams.

No word yet on who specifically will be making up the Rogues, but I’d say Captain Boomerang is a safe bet. Good, gimme more of him. Also, given his little scuffle with The Flash in Suicide Squad, it makes sense that he’d need some help.

Other potential members are; Captain Cold (I’m sensing a power struggle between the two Caps) Mirror Master, Heat Wave, Weather Wizard, Trickster, Pied Piper, and the Top. The latter, I imagine, just throws bottle tops at people until they get annoyed and walk away.

This information is coming from Heroic Hollywood, more specifically Umberto Gonzalez. If you follow comic book movie news and your not too familiar with his name, you will be soon. In short, he’s the scoop master. The most recent one I can remember, was his report that Doomsday would be in Batman v Superman. It’s a pretty reliable source, is what I’m saying.

(RumorVille) Villain(s) revealed for the stand alone Flash film

Kubo and the Two Strings Review

 

It’s time for a review, how bout you listen to my view, and maybe you’ll…be…eating a stew. *sigh* This is why I’m not a professional rapper.

Anyway, Kubo and the Two Strings. Have you seen it, no? Alright, I mean something is clearly wrong with you, but that’s fine, because this will be a completely spoiler free zone. Except for a very minor thing that isn’t even a spoiler, really, but I’ll touch on that later.

So, Kubo is the most recent stop motion film from Laika Entertainment, the same production company that gave us ParaNorman (2012) and The Boxtrolls (2014). Though I haven’t seen any other Laika film in it’s entirety, I can tell you that this is a major divergence in terms of themes and aesthetic (other than the fact that it is also stop motion).

Kubo and the Two Strings is a large scale Action/Adventure Epic, on one of the smallest scale forms of film production, and it’s Bloody Great! A surprisingly funny and visually gorgeous masterpiece.

My one pet peeve with the movie is something incredibly minor, but I feel that it’s justified…So, for story purposes Kubo only has one eye. His missing eye socket is covered by an eye patch. There is a moment, pretty early on in the film, where he blocks the sun out of his missing eye (you know, the one that has an eye patch over it). What’s the deal with that?

This movie is stop motion! Every second takes thousands of shots with very minor adjustments of the characters stances. I feel like maybe the intern f%#ked up and started moving the wrong arm, and then everyone was like…

“Goddamn it, Gary! Now we have to use this”.

…and just hoped no one would notice. Well guess what, I noticed, Laika….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Fucking, Gary.

Kubo and the Two Strings Review