The pair become the red-carpet darlings of TIFF, dazzling the paparazzi with photo ops not only at the premiere but “casually” strolling the Toronto waterfront, taking in the sights, and trying to mask Ben’s clear disdain at having to accept Tim Horton’s as a poor substitute for his beloved Boston-based ice-coffee brand. With Ana already firming up a campaign for Blonde, the Deep Water discourse centers on Affleck, who earns heaps of praise for his performance, which is said to lean heavily on his Gone Girl vibe. By the end of the festival, Deep Water is the surprise winner of the TIFF People’s Choice Award and automatically becomes an Oscar contender, putting Affleck back where we have always wanted him: on a publicity tour, engaging in ever more outlandish rants about East Coast sports, including an instantly notorious appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live where he drags Tom Brady through the mud for leaving New England for Tampa Bay. … [Read more...] about The Year of Movies That Never Was
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There are a few others who can still sell tickets on name alone, under exactly the right circumstances. Denzel Washington can usually scare up $80 million or so in medium-budget thrillers like 2 Guns, Book of Eli, and Unstoppable. Have Liam Neeson karate-chop a few hundred Europeans to death and you’ll never do worse than $60 million. Will Ferrell, with just the right amount of stupid, can crack $100 million (but watch out if he’s the wrong amount of stupid, as in Land of the Lost, Semi-Pro, or Casa De Mi Padre). Adam Sandler was doing okay until That’s My Boy and Jack and Jill bombed (which scared him into doing his first-ever sequel, last year’s ensemble comedy Grown Ups 2). Who’s left? Depp, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Julie Roberts, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Clint Eastwood, Channing Tatum, Kevin James, Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck, Hugh Jackman, George … [Read more...] about Why Melissa McCarthy Is Hollywood’s Top Star
$5The Devil All the Time (September 16): In which all your favorite hunks do their best southern accents. On Netflix.The Secrets We Keep (September 16): Noomi Rapace Holocaust revenge flick set in postwar suburbia.The Artist’s Wife (September 25): Lena Olin is … the artist’s wife!The Babysitter 2 (September 25): McG now has his own horror franchise. On Netflix.After We Collided (October 2): They made a sequel to the 2019 romantic drama After.The Courier (October 16): Benedict Cumberbatch is a British businessman caught up in Cold War espionage.Bad Hair (October 23): Black-hair horror-comedy from the director of Dear White People. On Hulu.Come Play (October 30): A bad guy torments Gillian Jacobs’s son through his phone.The Empty Man (December 4): A grieving ex-cop encounters supernatural horrors.Embattled (November TBA): Stephen Dorff as an MMA fighter!His House (October TBA): Sudanese refugees make it to England, encounter a different kind of horror. … [Read more...] about Introducing Vulture’s Fall Movies Fantasy League
Why Watch It? More often than not, Lupino is remembered for her captivating performances in films like High Sierra (1941) and They Drive by Night (1940). However, Lupino’s contributions stretched further than the front of the screen. Not only was she the first woman to direct a mainstream film noir in the 1950s — the film listed above — she also built her own independent production company called The Filmmakers, and was also the only woman to direct episodes of The Twilight Zone. The woman was a powerhouse, and it’s an absolute gift to have The Hitch-Hiker available for free online. … [Read more...] about 30 Hollywood Classics Streaming for Free in the Public Domain
Warner Brothers Stick to tradition. As coronavirus infection rates spiked throughout the spring, unlike other studios, Warner Bros. stubbornly clung to its long-planned July 17 rollout for Christopher Nolan’s $200 million sci-fi epic Tenet, refusing to be budged by widespread theater closures or the absence of empirical evidence that audiences had any intention of returning when the tickets were ready to be ripped anew. In mid-June, with most North American multiplexes still gathering dust, the studio finally relented, pushing Tenet’s release back to July 31 — a body blow to the title’s renown as box office’s Chosen Blockbuster™. Less than two weeks later it was redated for August 12 before being indefinitely postponed (and incidentally making the lives of box-office scribes such as your humble correspondent feel like Groundhog Day). Then, in late July, Warner Bros. hopscotched the film again, announcing a foreign-first rollout and upending … [Read more...] about Which Movies Studios Won and Lost the Summer of No Blockbusters?