Extra Credit: Five Haunted House Movies to Stream After ‘Insidious: The Last Key’
Still craving the horrors of a spirit-infested dwelling? After ‘Insidious: The Last Key,’ stream one of these great haunted house movies.
Extra Credit: Movies About Filmmaking to Stream After ‘The Disaster Artist’
If you’re in the mood for another askance look at the movie biz after James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’ this weekend, here are five selections you can stream.
Extra Credit: What Should I Stream Now That I’ve Seen ‘Blade Runner 2049’?
ScreenCrush’s newest column recommends supplemental viewing for the week’s most exciting releases.
Warner Bros. Wants Leonardo DiCaprio For That Joker Origin Movie
The studio hopes Martin Scorsese can lure the former Wolf of Wall Street into the superhero world.
Criterion Announces Its Biggest Box Set Ever, a Collection of Olympic Films
The Criterion Collection has emerged as the gold standard of boutique home-video releasing outfits, both in terms of their eclecticism and access. It seems like they’re always unveiling some big new project, whether it’s a restoration of an aging classic, a spotlight on a more obscure curio (their House disc remains a top seller), or a handsome release for current pictures. And a tweet today announced what may be their most staggeringly ambitious project, a box set the like of which dwarf any the company has attempted before. Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project has been suddenly supplanted as the must-have gift for the movie obsessive in your life.
First Full ‘mother!‘ Trailer Is Full of Freaky Staccato Strings and Bloody Lightbulbs
There’s a whole lot to talk through in the newly released trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s psycho-horror fever dream mother!, but first things first: when will casting directors stop marring Jennifer Lawrence off to disproportionately older men? She was 17 years Christian Bale’s junior in American Hustle, 16 years younger than Silver Linings Playbook costar Bradley Cooper, and 14 years behind Joy’s Edgar Ramirez. Now, she trails newest romantic opposite Javier Bardem by a staggering 22 years. Is all of Hollywood under the impression that she’s Benjamin Buttoning, and secretly in her mid forties? We love to rag on Passengers (because it is not a good film, to be fair), but at least it gave Lawrence a boytoy slightly closer to her age range.
Tim Curry’s Pennywise Makes a Split-Second Cameo in the New ‘It’ Trailer
Just yesterday, we noted the release of a new trailer for the upcoming re-adaptation of Stephen King’s seminal killer-clown novel It. Things seemed pretty normal, at first brush: terrified kids, children’s entertainer straight out of your worst nightmares, eerie red balloon, the whole nine yards. But sharp-eyed viewers have now noted a little Easter egg squirreled away for a split-second in one shot near the end of the trailer. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it, “it” referring in this instance to “IT.”
Shia LaBeouf Back in Trouble With the Law After Drunken Cigarette-Bumming Gone Wrong
Shia LaBeouf gets arrested a lot. And not “a lot” relative to law-abiding namby-pambies like you or me, I mean “a lot” relative to a street-level Adderall dealer. There was the incident in 2005, where he got an assault with a deadly weapon charge after threatening his neighbor by driving directly into his car, the 2007 arrest outside a Chicago Walgreens, the 2008 drunk driving accident and subsequent license suspension, the 2011 bar fight, the 2014 disorderly conduct charge outside Studio 54, a public intoxication arrest in 2015, and then a minor harassment violation back in this most recent January during an anti-Trump demonstration. That’s quite the rap sheet, but it’s like the old judicial system proverb goes: “Seven strikes and you’re out, unless you’re famous and wealthy, in which case just try to be more careful next time.”
Idris Elba Shoots With His Brain in the Latest ‘Dark Tower’ Trailer
The world approaches a great cataclysm in the latest trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy novel The Dark Tower, but the specific nature of that cosmic upheaval, I know not what. Not having read the source novel, I’ve decided to go into the film cold when it premieres on August 4, and so far, I’ve done a pretty solid job of keeping myself unsullied by plot revelations. The new international trailer does me a favor, too, by playing all of its details of plot close to the vest. There’s a whole lot of ominous talking, stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey appear to have some manner of beef that could decide the fate of the known universe, but beyond that, I’m in the dark (tower).