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Trailer Time: Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Okja’


Netflix reveals the official trailer for the upcoming film Okja, which includes the first full look at the massive animal at the heart of director Bong Joon Ho’s latest film, which will have its world premiere at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.
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Trailer Time – Doctor Strange Teaser

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One of the more anticipated Marvel Studios movies, after Captain America: Civil War of course, is Doctor Strange. Starring fan favorite Bendict Cumberbatch in the titular role, the film about Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme will premiere in November 2016. Meet me after the jump for a first look at the trailer and the poster for what promises to be a magical experience…

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Orphans of the Storm: Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive

Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are the languorous undead and effortlessly cool in Only Lovers Left Alive

Few directors instantly conjure an image of cool aloofness in the way that Jim Jarmusch does. The man, in his dark clothes with his shock of white hair in a spiky pompadour, is probably as famous for his image as for his work. Such is the immortality that appearing on The Simpsons gets you. And yet the work is at least as distinctive. Slow, laconic stories about drifters and outsiders unspool inexorably as we share their reveries and defeats, and the occasional small triumph. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) is an interesting shift, as he turns his attention from his usual pantheon of beautiful losers to the immortal thirst of vampires.

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Orphan Black S02 E09: Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done

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Rachael throws a hissy fit, Cosima has a seizure, Alison has to clean up Donnie’s mess and Paul is missing. Last week’s episode of “Orphan Black” was one hell of a wild ride, especially with the introduction of the Tilda Swinton clone better known as Antoinette aka Tony. Will Kira be able to save Cosima? Will Helena become a day care worker? And where oh where to hide Leekie’s body? Please turn over your copy of “The Island of Doctor Moreau” and follow me. Read the rest of this entry

The Curious Case of Robert LePage

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Imagine this world isn’t the only world. This life isn’t your only life. There are others, variations, subtle shifts from one to the next but you don’t see them. Time always holds you in its continuous grip. Unless somehow you could jump, you being you, but the worlds would change. That’s the concept behind Possible Worlds (2000), a film by Robert LePage, a Looper for the multiverse. This year the multitalented theatre and film director won the Glenn Gould Prize for his many artistic contributions. In recognition of that honour, TIFF has mounted a retrospective of LePage’s films, called Possible Worlds. We’ll look at a couple, after the jump, but no promises this is the same universe after that click. Read the rest of this entry

David Bowie – The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

nextdayRock god David Bowie surprises us again this morning. Just when we thought he was done and retired, he released a single and announced a new album on his birthday earlier this year, after almost a decade in self-imposed retirement.

And now today, we have a second release from the album The Next Day, a short film directed by Floria Sigismondi and starring Tilda Swinton. Ladies and gentlemen, here is “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” by David Bowie.

Wow. Smart, sexy, subversive. Even now, Bowie continues to shape and reshape the world of music and music video, pushing boundaries and opening eyes. Bowie is back!

Saturday At The Movies: Constantine

What do you do if you know you’re dying and that when you die, you know that you’re going to hell?

If you’re the conniving yet charismatic rogue mage John Constantine, you do the only thing that can be done: you hasten the inevitable.

That’s sort of the premise behind the famous comic book character’s story arc in the 2005 film called, appropriately enough, Constantine. Directed by Francis Lawrence, his big screen debut after making a name for himself in music videos, and starring Keanu Reeves as the titular anti-hero, Constantine wasn’t all that well received by either critics or fans upon it’s debut. But in the seven years since it’s release, a near-cult audience has embraced the film and hope, an emotion not necessarily synonymous with the character himself, abounds in terms of a sequel being made.

That time may soon be upon us. Until then, there’s still the original to affectionately watch and discuss.

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