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Byron Bowers Joins Steven Soderbergh’s Next Film ‘Kimi’ at New Line

Byron Bowers Joins Steven Soderbergh’s Next Film ‘Kimi’ at New Line
Exclusive: Byron Bowers is set to join Steven Soderbergh’s next film, the New Line Max Original feature Kimi with Zoë Kravitz on board to star. The film will premiere exclusively on HBO Max. David Koepp penned the script and will produce along with Michael Polaire.

The film follows an agoraphobic tech worker who discovers recorded evidence of a violent crime during an ordinary data stream review and tries reporting it up the chain of command at her company. Meeting with resistance and bureaucracy, she realizes that in order to get involved, she will have to do the thing she fears the most — leave her apartment.

The film would mark the second collaboration between Warner Bros. Pictures Group, HBO Max and Soderbergh since the recent restructuring of the studio and the third between Soderbergh and HBO Max. It follows No Sudden Move, the upcoming starry Max Original ensemble crime thriller
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Steven Soderbergh to Direct Zoë Kravitz in ‘Kimi’ for New Line

Steven Soderbergh to Direct Zoë Kravitz in ‘Kimi’ for New Line
Steven Soderbergh will direct and Zoë Kravitz will star in New Line’s Max original feature “Kimi,” according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

The film will premiere exclusively on HBO Max. David Koepp wrote the screenplay and will also produce with Michael Polaire.

The story centers on an agoraphobic tech worker who discovers recorded evidence of a violent crime during an ordinary data stream review, and then tries reporting it up the chain of command at her company. Meeting with resistance and bureaucracy, she realizes that in order to get involved she will have to do the thing she fears the most — leave her apartment.

“Kimi” is the second collaboration between the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, HBO Max and Soderbergh, and the third between Soderbergh and HBO Max. It follows the upcoming starry Max Original ensemble crime thriller “No Sudden Move,” starring Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro,
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Steven Soderbergh To Direct New Line’s ‘Kimi’ For HBO Max With Zoë Kravitz Set To Star; David Koepp Penned The Script

Steven Soderbergh To Direct New Line’s ‘Kimi’ For HBO Max With Zoë Kravitz Set To Star; David Koepp Penned The Script
Exclusive: After signing an overall deal with HBO Max, Steven Soderbergh looks to have found his next feature film with the studio. He has come aboard to direct the New Line Max Original feature Kimi with Zoë Kravitz on board to star. The film will premiere exclusively on HBO Max. David Koepp penned the script and will produce along with Michael Polaire.

The film follows an agoraphobic tech worker who discovers recorded evidence of a violent crime during an ordinary data stream review and tries reporting it up the chain of command at her company. Meeting with resistance and bureaucracy, she realizes that in order to get involved, she will have to do the thing she fears the most — leave her apartment.

The film would mark the second collaboration between Warner Bros. Pictures Group, HBO Max and Soderbergh since the recent restructuring of the studio and the third between Soderbergh and HBO Max.
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Sisterhood of Horror: Genre Cinema by Women at the Sundance Film Festival

Sisterhood of Horror: Genre Cinema by Women at the Sundance Film Festival
Above: Carlson Young’s The Blazing World Midnight screenings are my personal haven at festivals. Whenever main competitions start to feel a bit weary, I gladly deflect to genre-driven sessions for a sharper edge and a quickened pulse. At the same time, the competitions have also made some welcome room for genre (consider Parasite or Bacurau), which serves as a reminder that horror has always been well suited not only to bold narrative leaps and visual experimentation, but also to a social and cultural critique. This proclivity continues in the recent electrifying horror movies by Jordan Peele (Get Out and Us), and by indie women directors. I’m thinking particularly of Amy Seimetz’s stellar I Die Tomorrow, which was originally scheduled to premiere at SXSW, in 2020, and Rose Glass’s Saint Maud, an absolute find at TIFF, in 2019, which is finally getting recognition in the UK, and was just released in the US.
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Yellow Veil Pictures boards North American sales on EFM-bound ‘Vide Noir’ (exclusive)

Yellow Veil Pictures boards North American sales on EFM-bound ‘Vide Noir’ (exclusive)
Neo-noir inspired by American indie folk band Lord Huron, written by band founder.

New York and Los Angeles-based arthouse specialist Yellow Veil Pictures has boarded North American sales rights to Vide Noir and will screen the mystery thriller at next week’s virtual EFM.

Ariel Vida directed the film inspired by American indie folk band Lord Huron and stars Victor Mascitelli as a young man embarking on a surreal journey through a sprawling, neon-lit city in search of his missing fiancée (Ashleigh Cummings).

His quest leads to the heart of a drug ring for a new experimental psychedelic called Vide Noir.
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DVD Review – Archenemy (2021)

DVD Review – Archenemy (2021)
Archenemy, 2021 Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer. Starring Joe Manganiello, Zolee Griggs, Skylan Brooks, Amy Seimetz, Glenn Howerton, and Paul Scheer. Synopsis: Local teen, Hamster (Skylan Brooks), meets the mysterious Max Fist (Joe Manganiello), a down-and-out drunk who claims that he has lost his superpowers after being sent to Earth from another dimension. With a […]

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Archenemy Review

Archenemy Review
Following last year’s brain bending, psychedelic fantasy thriller Daniel Isn’t Real, writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer hot-footed it back into production for his follow-up, Archenemy, a dazzlingly delirious part urban crime drama bolstered by cosmic action and funky, interdimensional superhero bedlam.

Teen wannabe crime reporter Hamster (Skylan Brooks) happens upon a haphazard hobo, Max Fist (Joe Manganiello) who claims to be a cosmic warrior from another dimension. After being dispelled to another reality by archenemy Cleo (Amy Seimetz), Fist finds himself homeless and without powers so sunk into a self-destructive coil of booze and drug abuse, until he meets Hamster.

Hamster thinks Fist’s story could land him a full time journalism position, but plans go awry after his drug pushing sister Indigo’s (Zolee Griggs) misgivings land the three of them in trouble with a local gang. Fist then sets out to rescue Indigo from the crime syndicate thus,
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Blu-ray of Joe Manganiello in Archenemy – On DVD and Blu-ray February 16th

Wamg Giveaway – Win the Blu-ray of Joe Manganiello in Archenemy – On DVD and Blu-ray February 16th
Written and directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer (Daniel Isn’t Real, Some Kind of Hate), Archemeny stars Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”), Skylan Brooks (“Empire”), Zolee Griggs (“Wu-Tang: An American Saga”), Paul Scheer (“Black Monday”), Amy Seimetz (Pet Semetary) and Glenn Howerton (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”). Rlje Films will release Archenemy on DVD for an Srp of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an Srp of $28.96.

Now you can win the Win the Blu-ray of Archenemy. We Are Movie Geeks has two to give away. Just leave a comment below telling us what your favorite movie is starting with the letter ‘A’ (mine’s Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein. It’s so easy!)

1. You Must Be A US Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To US Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winner Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries

In Archenemy,Max Fist (Joe Manganiello) is a local drunk
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Pedro Almodovar, Rita Moreno among Miami Film Festival honourees

Pedro Almodovar, Rita Moreno among Miami Film Festival honourees
March festival bookended by world premieres of Edson Jean’s Ludi, Jayme Gershen’s Birthright.

Spanish master Pedro Almodovar and Sundance documentary subject and Puerto Rican performer Rita Moreno are among honourees at the upcoming Miami Film Festival.

The festival is scheduled to run from March 5-14 as a hybrid event with virtual and in-person screenings and is bookended by the world premieres of Edson Jean’s Ludi and Jayme Gershen’s Birthright.

Besides Almodovar and Moreno, who played Anita in the original screen version of West Side Story and is the subject of recent Sundance world premiere Rita Moreno:
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Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Archenemy Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on February 16th

Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Archenemy Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on February 16th
In her Beyond Fest review, Heather Wixson wrote that Adam Egypt Mortimer's Archenemy features "...killer visual aesthetics and a ton of ingenuity that puts a lot of bigger movies with ten times the budget to shame," and soon you'll be able to add it to your physical media collection, as Rlje Films will release Archenemy on Blu-ray and DVD on February 16th, complete with a making-of bonus feature.

We have the full Blu-ray and DVD announcement below (along with a look at the cover art), and in case you missed it, be sure to read Heather's interview with Mortimer.

Press Release: Los Angeles – Rlje Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release Archenemy on February 16, 2021 on DVD and Blu-ray.

Written and directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer, Archemeny stars Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”), Skylan Brooks (“Empire”), Zolee Griggs (“Wu-Tang: An American Saga”), Paul Scheer (“Black Monday”), Amy Seimetz (Pet
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Joe Manganiello in ‘Archenemy’ Coming to Blu-ray and DVD Next Month

Joe Manganiello in ‘Archenemy’ Coming to Blu-ray and DVD Next Month
Joe Manganiello is a new kind of anti-hero in the superhero trope reversal flick, Archenemy. If you haven't checked it out on-demand yet then don't worry; Archenemy is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on a February 16th, 2021 release date.

Adam Egypt Mortimer wrote and directed Archenemy which co-stars Skylan BrooksZolee GriggsPaul ScheerAmy Seimetz, and Glenn Howerton.

Both formats will include a lone bonus feature: The Making of Archenemy.

Pre-order Archenemy on Blu-ray for a discounted price at Amazon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1Cf8bk6Zhs
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Jared Mobarak’s Top 10 Films of 2020

Jared Mobarak’s Top 10 Films of 2020
While it’s annoying to hear people declare that there were “no great films this year” under any circumstances, it’s even more outrageous in 2020 when put into context. Why? Because what we lost during this pandemic wasn’t what’s indelible to the cinematic artform. Seeing theaters close (some permanently) is a horrible tragedy that may reshape how we consume our favorite medium moving forward, but it didn’t destroy the content, creativity, or genius of the product itself. It may have conversely worked to expand our access (via virtual cinemas in support of local theaters and online film festivals moving beyond geographical borders) and prove what it is film fans truly crave: quality over quantity.

What then are those people talking about? What titles did we lose? There are a few that exist on the edge of critical acclaim and box office profits (see A24 holding back three
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Interview: Writer/Director Adam Egypt Mortimer Talks Casting Against Type and the Visual Style of Archenemy

Interview: Writer/Director Adam Egypt Mortimer Talks Casting Against Type and the Visual Style of Archenemy
Over the last few years, it’s been fun to watch filmmaker Adam Egypt Mortimer’s career evolve from films like Some Kind of Hate to Daniel Isn’t Real to his contribution in the anthology film Holidays. And now his latest, Archenemy, has Mortimer traversing new cinematic terrain with his story of an interdimensional superhero named Max Fist (played by Joe Manganiello) who finds himself down on his luck here on planet Earth, and must confront his past so that he can put an end to the reign of tyranny that his sworn enemy, Cleo (Amy Seimetz), is prepared to unleash on our planet.

Archenemy also stars Skylan Brooks, Zolee Griggs, Glenn Howerton, and Paul Scheer and will be released in theaters, on digital, and on demand today, courtesy of Rlje Films.

Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to speak with Mortimer about his latest film, and he discussed his
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Archenemy: Glenn Howerton On Menacing Joe Manganiello

Archenemy: Glenn Howerton On Menacing Joe Manganiello
As eager comic movie fans wait for Marvel to roll out Phase Four, or for Wonder Woman 1984 to hit HBO Max; Rjle Films has a superhero sleeper of its own coming to screens on Dec. 11. Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Archenemy is the story of Max Fist (Joe Manganiello), a one-person crime fighting phenomenon, now powerless and sent to our dimension to live on the streets. Though Max’s homeless life might be bleak and muted, the film is full of colorful and outrageous characters. The larger-than-life menace that looms over Max is “The Manager”. A mustachioed, golden blonde Glenn Howerton brings this 21st century crime boss to life. Think of him as Michael Corleone, by way of Urban Outfitters.

Stepping into the shoes of an overbearing, take no prisoners, big bad is a new venture for Howerton. It didn’t deter him one bit though, as we learned in our
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‘Archenemy’ Review: Small-Scale Superheroics With Looks but Little Depth

‘Archenemy’ Review: Small-Scale Superheroics With Looks but Little Depth
Superhero movies have become so pervasive since the turn of the millennium that they’ve spurred a whole subgenre of films subverting their formulas — primarily low-budget efforts like “Special,” “Super” and “Defendor,” but also major-studio projects “Joker” and “Hancock.” All share an interest in peeling back the mask, exploring the antisocial, delusional-fantasy side of superpowers.

Adam Egypt Mortimer’s third feature “Archenemy” occupies similar terrain, resourcefully using modest means to create a gritty yet stylized comic-book world in which a supposed fallen superhero may really just be some homeless guy with mental issues. However, that colorful surface is more successfully drawn than the characters and complications meant to fill it, leaving this noirish, (mostly) live-action cartoon feeling less like a dissection of superhero origin stories than an underdeveloped prologue to one.

It has its own prologue, marking the first of several sharp animated sequences credited to Sunando, Kevin Finnegan and Danny Perez.
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Archenemy Review: The Cost of Comic Book Heroics Gets Exposed

Archenemy Review: The Cost of Comic Book Heroics Gets Exposed
Give Max Fist (Joe Manganiello) a fifth of whiskey and he’ll tell you about the alternate dimension that holds his home city of Chromium. He was a hero there: indestructible, revered, and fearless when confronted by the evil Cleo (Amy Seimetz) and her apocalyptic weapons. It was her “void machine” that ultimately banished him to our version of Earth after he ripped a hole in space-time to detonate it between realities and save mankind. His “reward” was an eternity in purgatory unless he could grab ahold of another dimension and pull his way through. Doing so unfortunately meant the mystical blue blood that made him whole, super strong, and able to fly after losing his arm there no longer existed. Suddenly he was human again, lost and alone.

That’s where we meet Max at the start of Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Archenemy. His wild tale straight out of
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Why Joe Manganiello Didn’t Approach His New Film ‘Archenemy’ Like a Superhero Movie

Why Joe Manganiello Didn’t Approach His New Film ‘Archenemy’ Like a Superhero Movie
In his new indie film “Archenemy,” Joe Manganiello steps into the shoes of a man who claims he was a superhero — but his character, Max Fist, isn’t the sort of guy who’d make Superman proud.

Instead, he’s an alcoholic, drug-addicted homeless man who claims he’s been stripped of his powers after being hurdled through time and space by his titular archenemy, Cleo (Amy Seimetz). It’s a full deconstruction of the superhero genre, complete with a plucky kid reporter (Skylan Brooks) — except, in a modern twist, he’s instead an aspiring social media influencer — and his sister (Zolee Griggs), who finds herself in over her head in her dealings with the local crime boss (Glenn Howerton).

Max starts to bond with the kids after Brooks’ character starts documenting him for clout, but it becomes quickly clear, as Max rambles drunkenly on about different dimensions and planets in exchange for more booze,
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Movie Review – Archenemy (2020)

Movie Review – Archenemy (2020)
Archenemy, 2020. Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer. Starring Joe Manganiello, Skylan Brooks, Glenn Howerton, Zolee Griggs, Paul Scheer and Amy Seimetz. Synopsis Max Fist, who claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space to earth, where he has no powers. No one believes his stories except for a local […]

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Hulu New Releases: December 2020

Hulu New Releases: December 2020
As the year winds down, streaming services appear to be taking a step back, licking their wounds from this strange pandemic production season, and looking to a hopefully brighter future. This is all to say that Hulu‘s list of new releases for December 2020 isn’t quite its most inspiring batch yet…and that’s Ok.

Hulu’s biggest original title this month is undoubtedly The Hardy Boys. This adaptation of the classic boy detective novels is aimed at younger audiences and will premiere on Dec. 4. Then, near the end of the month, Hulu is bringing a new season of a show that is decidedly not for younger audiences. Season 9 of the very funny and very Canadian Letterkenny arrives on Dec. 26.

Hulu also has some recent movies of note coming in December including Amy Seimetz’s diabolical She Dies Tomorrow on Dec. 4 and children’s movie The Secret Garden on Dec.
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Hulu Is Adding Some Great Horror Movies For December

Hulu Is Adding Some Great Horror Movies For December
Even though Halloween is already some time behind us, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy horror movies all year round. Indeed, sampling some of the best genre films during the festive season can be a good release from other commitments. To this end, Hulu is bringing us a few great horror titles for December, adding to what will be a strong lineup of content for the streaming service next month. What pictures, then, should people expect on the platform?

Well, older options include the Alaska-set vampire story 30 Days of Night from 2007, wherein a town has to survive a month of darkness while fending off bloodsuckers. Josh Hartnett and Melissa George are among the cast in this underrated comic book adaptation from David Slade.

Meanwhile, for those curious about how The Exorcist franchise became something of a trainwreck, Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist was the Paul Schrader version
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