Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Tyler

  1. Ready Player One

    I thought Ready Player One was a fairly entertaining novel, mainly as a nostalgia trip, but I never imagined Steven Spielberg directing it. The novel also appropriates a bunch of 70s and 80s video games, and I wonder if they'll get the rights to all of them for the movie. Robert Zemeckis and Christopher Nolan had also been rumored directors.
  2. The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which is about a "gay conversion" camp, just got a rave Sundance review in The Guardian. It stars Chloe Grace Moretz and was directed by Desiree Akhavan, whom I recently liked in Creep 2.
  3. Phantom Thread

    Not a lot of info yet, but still exciting.
  4. Room (2015)

    Link to our thread on the Emma Donoghue novel Room. She wrote the screenplay, too. This teaser gives away basically the entire plot, by the way. Starring Brie Larson. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Frank).
  5. Mother! (Darren Aronofsky)

    Not a lot of info yet, but Aronofsky says it's a horror film.
  6. Mary Magdalene biopic

  7. Rian Johnson's Star Wars Trilogy

    Rian Johnson is going to create a new Star Wars trilogy that will introduce "new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored."
  8. The Disaster Artist

    James Franco's movie about the making of Tommy Wiseau's infamous bad movie The Room has changed titles. It was originally called The Disaster Artist (after the book by Greg Sestero, co-star of The Room and something like Wiseau's confidante), but is now The Masterpiece, which is much worse title. The movie also stars Dave Franco as Sestero and Seth Rogen as Sandy Schklair, The Room's script supervisor.
  9. Star Trek: Discovery

    Alex Kurtzman is developing a new Trek series that will be set in the timeline of the new movies, but will feature original characters. The plan is to premiere the show on CBS, then transition the series to the digital CBS All Access platform.
  10. Mother! (Darren Aronofsky)

    Mother! is really about
  11. The Red Turtle

    The dialogue-free animated film The Red Turtle is premiering in Canne's Un Certain Regard. It's a Studio Ghibli co-production (first time they've done that).
  12. Mother! (Darren Aronofsky)

    So, are the Gleesons playing
  13. Westworld--TV Show

    Link to our thread for the movie Westworld, which is just a 9-year-old stub with one post from PTC. Variety:
  14. The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The next movie from Yorgos Lanthimos looks intense. Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk), Raffey Cassidy (Athena in Tomorrowland).
  15. Movie Calendar

    Twin Peaks: The Return
  16. The second season of Netflix's talking animals show debuted on Friday, and I had burned through all 12 episodes by Saturday night. I think it's easily the best Netflix Original show, although I wasn't a fan of it initially. It combines silly jokes and trenchant insights into depression, often simultaneously, in a way I can't recall seeing anywhere else. Todd VanDerWerff calls it a worthy Mad Men replacement.
  17. Star Wars: Episode IX

    "Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX."
  18. True Detective

    AV Club: In other words, each season of the show will have a different story and cast, a la American Horror Story.
  19. Lucky Logan, dir. Steven Soderbergh

    I liked it well enough, but I didn't think it was very funny. There weren't many jokes, and most of them land better in the trailer than the actual movies. I spent a lot of it thinking Soderbergh hates small town people on an almost Woody Allen level, but the last act turned around my reading of the movie.
  20. The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Annie Clark (St. Vincent) is directing an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and in this version, "the title character will be a woman." Clark directed a short film, "Birthday Party," that was in the horror anthology XX, which is currently on Netflix. Her segment had a fun premise, but I thought it didn't do much beyond the basic setup.
  21. The Americans

    Pilot is on Hulu. The Americans is about two Russian spies (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) who have been living in the US for around 15 years when the show begins. It's set in 1981, so the soundtrack features Fleetwood Mac and Phil Collins, among others. Noah Emmerich plays a counter-terrorism agent who moves in across the street. I'm not sure what I think of it so far. There are several interesting elements to the show, but I had a hard time buying Russell as a Russian in her training flashbacks (doesn't help that she looks pretty much the same age in both time periods, either). I've been gorging on Alias recently, so it's hard for me not to compare Russell to Lena Olin. I think the show is shot to look like it was made in the early 80s; if it's not, the cinematography is just really odd.
  22. Comrade Detective

    Comrade Detective is a new Amazon show with an extremely odd premise. It's about a Romanian TV police drama from the 80s that has been rediscovered and dubbed by the likes of Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nick Offerman, Kim Basinger, and others. It sounds like the setup for some kind of bizarre high-concept spoof. The thing is, though, they created the Romanian show for this series and stylized it to look like it's 30 years old, and it's genuinely a pretty good show, particularly in how it depicts communist propaganda from the insider's perspective (e.g. Americans are the villains infiltrating the country with Jordache jeans). I get the feeling they planned it as a joke, but when they saw how good the Romanian actors were, had to play it straight more than they had intended.
  23. Dunkirk

    Christopher Nolan's next movie will be about the WWII evacuation of Dunkirk. Atonement also had a famous Dunkirk scene.
  24. Tolkien Biopic