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Whodunit? New trailer for Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ has everyone under suspicion

  • HeyUGuys
Lionsgate has debuted a new trailer and final poster for Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ has landed online featuring an all-star cast all under suspicion.

Related: Knives Out Review – Tiff 2019

Directed by Johnson the cast includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, Lakeith Stanfield, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.

Johnson has previously stated that the Christie-based films that serve as his big influences are the “Death on the Nile,” “Evil Under the Sun,” “The Mirror Crack’d,” “Deathtrap” and comedic classics like “Clue” and “Murder by Death”.

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The film is released November 27. Here’s the trailer.

Knives Out Synopsis

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.
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Daniel Craig: "Knives Out"

The new mystery feature "Knives Out" is written and directed by Rian Johnson ("Star Wars: The Last Jedi") starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell and Christopher Plummer, opening November 27, 2019:

".... a modern take on the whodunit murder mystery, the film follows a family gathering gone horribly awry...

"...as renowned crime novelist 'Harlan Thrombey' (Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday. 

"The inquisitive and debonair 'Det. Benoit Blanc' (Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. 

"From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web...

"...of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death..."

Cast also includes Riki Lindhome, Edi Patterson, Raúl Castillo, Noah Segan, Frank Oz and M. Emmet Walsh.

Johnson cited several classic mystery thrillers as influences on the film,
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Borderlands 3: Every New Vault Hunter Explained

Rob Leane Aug 15, 2019

Senior producer Chris Brock talks us through the thinking behind each of Borderlands 3's Vault Hunters.

At a big preview event for Borderlands 3, Den Of Geek had a chat with Gearbox's Chris Brock, who is serving as a senior producer on the long-awaited looter-shooter sequel.

One of the things we were eager to ask Brock about was the four new Vault Hunters that players can choose from in the game. These, of course, are playable characters that have their own unique abilities.

Brock's answer to our question was lengthy and interesting enough that we decided to spin it out into its own article. So, ahead of our publication of the rest of the interview, here's Brock's explanation of each new Vault Hunter and why they were worked into to Borderlands 3...

Moze, The Gunner

“So, to kind of like start at the beginning, the first one we developed was Moze.
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"Knives Out"

Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from the upcoming mystery feature "Knives Out", written and directed by Rian Johnson ("Star Wars: The Last Jedi") starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell and Christopher Plummer, opening November 27, 2019:

".... a modern take on the whodunit murder mystery, the film follows a family gathering gone horribly awry, as renowned crime novelist 'Harlan Thrombey' (Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday. The inquisitive and debonair 'Det. Benoit Blanc' (Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death..."

Cast also includes Riki Lindhome, Edi Patterson, Raúl Castillo, Noah Segan, Frank Oz and M. Emmet Walsh.

Johnson cited several classic mystery
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Knives Out Trailer Reveals Rian Johnson's All-Star Murder Mystery

Knives Out Trailer Reveals Rian Johnson's All-Star Murder Mystery
Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Looper writer-director Rian Johnson's Knives Out will be hitting a theater near you this November and the movie sports one killer cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more. And today we have the movie's trailer for you to check out.

For those of you out there that might not know, this new Rian Johnsonmovie is being described as a modern take on the classic whodunit murder mystery. More specifically, the flick centers on a family gathering gone horribly awry when the family's patriarch (played by The Sound of Music star Christopher Plummer) dies, and two detectives (Craig and Stanfield) are sent to investigate the scene.

I don't know about you, but just the movie's premise has got me thinking of a modern day version of Jonathan Lynn and Debra Hill's 1985 adaptation of the boardgame Clue.
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An all-star cast feature in first trailer for Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’

The first trailer for Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ has landed online featuring an all-star cast all under suspicion.

Directed by Johnson the cast includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, Lakeith Stanfield, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.

Johnson has previously stated that the Christie-based films that serve as his big influences are the “Death on the Nile,” “Evil Under the Sun,” “The Mirror Crack’d,” “Deathtrap” and comedic classics like “Clue” and “Murder by Death”.

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The film is released November 27 in the U.S., followed by November 29 in the UK. Here’s the trailer, followed by the choice synopsis.

Plot:

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Rian Johnson Shares Knives Out Teaser, Full Trailer Hits Tomorrow

  • MovieWeb
Rian Johnson Shares Knives Out Teaser, Full Trailer Hits Tomorrow
Rian Johnson has confirmed the trailer for Knives Out will be released tomorrow. The director released a short teaser today to raise excitement for tomorrow's big event. The murder-mystery is one of the most anticipated movies of the year and boasts an incredible cast, which Johnson sarcastically thinks we may have heard of. The first footage was shown earlier this year at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, which is when the hype for the "modern day American whodunnit" really started to blossom.

Work on Knives Out started production in October 2018, which was a little over a year from when the project was first announced with Rian Johnson at the helm. Production wrapped in late December 2018. In addition to directing the mystery, Johnson also wrote the movie and many believe this won't be a traditional take on the murder mystery genre since the director likes twists and unexpected turns. He had this
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Film Review: ‘Escape Room’

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Film Review: ‘Escape Room’
In one of the more effectively preposterous death-trap suspense scenes of “Escape Room,” half a dozen terrified strangers, who have signed on to compete in a game of experiential survival, find themselves in an oversize bar that looks like it might, under different circumstances, be a fun place to hang out. It’s a couple of stories tall, with a pool table, a sprawling bar, and an oversize jukebox. Except that the entire room is turned upside down. As Petula Clark’s “Downtown” plays with wavery slurred speed on the jukebox, pieces of the floor begin to drop away, revealing what looks like an elevator shaft to hell. One of the people ends up dangling over the abyss from a thinly stretched phone cord, at which point you may stop breathing for a second. But only for a second.

Can our heroes figure out the clue — it’s got something
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"The Last Of Sheila" 45th Anniversary Screening, L.A., November 28

  • CinemaRetro
By Todd Garbarini

Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in Los Angeles will be presenting a DVD screening of the 45th anniversary of Herbert Ross’s 1973 thriller The Last of Sheila. The 120-minute film, which stars Richard Benjamin, Dyan Cannon, James Coburn, Joan Hackett, James Mason, Ian McShane and Raquel Welch, will be screened on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

Please Note: At press time, actress Dyan Cannon, who plays Christine, is scheduled to participate in a Q&A after the screening. Please Check Back With The Royal Theatre’S Website For Updates Of Additional Guests Who May Be Added To The List.

From the press release:

The Last Of Sheila (1973)

45th Anniversary Screening

Q&A with Co-Star Dyan Cannon

Wednesday, November 28, at 7 Pm

Laemmle’s Royal Theatre

Following our sold-out screening of 'Death on the Nile,' Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present another treat for mystery lovers.
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Victor Garber Joins ‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City’ In Recurring Role

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Victor Garber Joins ‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City’ In Recurring Role
Victor Garber is set for a recurring role in Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, Netflix’s 10-episode limited series revival.

Based on the books by Armistead Maupin, this next chapter – Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City – follows Mary Ann (Laura Linney), who returns home to San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter, Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), 20 years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann returns to her chosen family and will quickly be drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis) and the residents of 28 Barbary Lane.

Garber will play Sam Garland, a handsome English gentleman who spends his days reading old books to Anna (Dukakis).

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City is a Working Title Television and NBCUniversal International studios production for Netflix. Working Title’s Andrew Stearn,
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Patrick James Clarke Dead at 64

Patrick James ClarkeFormer Ryan's Hope and Search for Tomorrow actor Patrick James Clarke died on July 31 in Sarasota, Florida, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 64.

Clarke grew up in the Bronx and Long Island, New York. He was a pre-law student at the University of Arizona when he began taking acting classes.

In the 1970s, Clarke studied at the Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training in Sarasota.

He returned to New York City and began appearing in soap operas. For two years in the early 1980s, he played Dr. Patrick Ryan on Ryan's Hope during the height of ABC's soap opera popularity.

In a 2012 interview with the Herald-Tribune, Clarke described being spotted by soap opera fans in a bar.

"I felt like a prosciutto in the window of an Italian deli and somebody wanted to eat me," he remembered. "I couldn"t believe that television has that power over people.
See full article at We Love Soaps »

Exclusive: How ‘Star Wars’ Led J.J. Abrams to His Broadway Debut

Exclusive: How ‘Star Wars’ Led J.J. Abrams to His Broadway Debut
“Theater geek” may not be the most obvious label for J.J. Abrams, who has built a film and TV career directing, writing and producing sci-fi and action-heavy shows (Alias, Lost), rebooting film franchises (Star Trek, Star Wars) and launching his own Easter egg-filled film universe (Cloverfield). But the filmmaker has the same appreciation for Broadway as he does The Twilight Zone, the sci-fi anthology series he’s long considered to be one of the best on TV.

“I’ve been a fan of theater all my life,” Abrams tells Et. In fact, he has been attending shows in New York City, where he was born, since he was a young kid, collecting playbills from every production along the way. “I embarrassingly saved all of them.”

He recalls seeing the original runs of The Magic Show, starring Doug Henning, and Noises Off, as well as various productions of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams plays. He cites Ira Levin
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Raising Caine on TCM: From Smooth Gay Villain to Tough Guy in 'Best British Film Ever'

Michael Caine young. Michael Caine movies: From Irwin Allen bombs to Woody Allen classic It's hard to believe that Michael Caine has been around making movies for nearly six decades. No wonder he's had time to appear – in roles big and small and tiny – in more than 120 films, ranging from unwatchable stuff like the Sylvester Stallone soccer flick Victory and Michael Ritchie's adventure flick The Island to Brian G. Hutton's X, Y and Zee, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth (a duel of wits and acting styles with Laurence Olivier), and Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men. (See TCM's Michael Caine movie schedule further below.) Throughout his long, long career, Caine has played heroes and villains and everything in between. Sometimes, in his worst vehicles, he has floundered along with everybody else. At other times, he was the best element in otherwise disappointing fare, e.g., Philip Kaufman's Quills.
See full article at Alt Film Guide »

Alex Garland & Rian Johnson Talk 'Ex Machina,' Misdirecting The Audience, Shooting On A Budget And More

For writer/director Alex Garland and his movie “Ex Machina,” things are going about as well as one could have ever hoped, particularly for someone who’s taken on such complex subject matter for his directorial debut. The sci-fi film has been very well-received by critics (read our own enthusiastic review), and though it doesn’t hit theaters nationwide until this Friday, it’s had considerable box office success in its limited release thus far. Even better? Garland’s film has also won the heart of filmmaker Rian Johnson, the man behind "Brick" and "Looper," and who will be writing and directing “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” Johnson joined Alex Garland, after a screening of “Ex Machina” at the Arclight Hollywood last Saturday, for a special Q&A. The director seemed genuinely blown away by the film, which he compared favorably to such films as “Sleuth” and Sidney Lumet’s “Deathtrap.
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Ranked: How superhero stars fared after giving up the cape

Ranked: How superhero stars fared after giving up the cape
Donning the cape and tights to play a big screen superhero was often seen as career suicide for actors. This idea is mined to brilliant effect in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, with a former comic book star looking to relaunch his career with an ambitious Broadway play.

Adding extra spice to Birdman is the casting of Michael Keaton, himself a former Batman whose post-tights career has been somewhat hit and miss. This film, however, is a stunning reminder of just how good an actor Keaton is and proof that careers don't end when on-screen superpowers fade away.

Digital Spy takes a look at 20 ex-superhero stars to see how they fared after leaving an iconic comic book role behind.

20. Billy Zane

The suave American actor looked set for big things in the '90s thanks to impressive roles in Dead Calm and Tombstone, but his time in the purple Phantom
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Remembering Superman Reeve Ten Years After His Death

Christopher Reeve: 'Superman' and his movies (photo: Christopher Reeve in 'Superman' 1978) Christopher Reeve, Superman in four movies from 1978 to 1987, died ten years ago today. In 1995, while taking part in a cross-country horse race in Culpeper, Virginia, Reeve was thrown off his horse, hitting his head on the top rail of a jump; the near-fatal accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He ultimately succumbed to heart failure at age 52 on October 10, 2004. Long before he was cast as Superman aka Clark Kent, the Manhattan-born (as Christopher D'Olier Reeve on September 25, 1952), Cornell University and Juillard School for Drama alumnus was an ambitious young actor whose theatrical apprenticeship included, while still a teenager, some time as an observer at London's Old Vic and Paris' Comédie Française. At age 23, he landed his first Broadway role in a production of Enid Bagnold's A Matter of Gravity, starring Katharine Hepburn.
See full article at Alt Film Guide »

Linktime Stories

Cinematically Insane #DontTouchTCM when it comes to Turner Broadcasting layoffs

Richard Kelly, of Donnie Darko directing fame, lurves Gone Girl and write a whole epic essay about it while also touching on Eyes Wide Shut and Fincher's music videos

In Contention interviews cinematographer Robert Elswit (Inherent Vice, Nightcrawler)

Mnpp gives Quote of the Day to Michael B Jordan on his costumes for Fantastic Four. "snug"

Deadline Scarlett Johansson about to do an Edith Wharton miniseries that was originally supposed to be a Michelle Pfeiffer feature film in the 90s. *sniffle*

Empire first images of Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange and Brie Larson in The Gambler remake

Vulture the exact moment Jennifer Garner fell in love with Ben Affleck

Antagony & Ecstacy on The Boxtrolls. Glad Tim loved it

Boston Globe Mark Wahlberg's compound is finished. Holy third nipple, is he planning to house everyone who has ever appeared in any of his movies?
See full article at FilmExperience »

Marian Seldes, Broadway Legend, Dies at 86

Marian Seldes, Broadway Legend, Dies at 86
Marian Seldes, the Tony Award-winning star of A Delicate Balance who was a teacher of Kevin Kline and Robin Williams, a muse to playwright Edward Albee and a Guinness Book of World Records holder for most consecutive performances, died Monday at age 86. She died peacefully at her home after an extended illness, her brother Timothy Seldes said. "It is with deep sadness that I share the news that my dear sister Marian Seldes has died," he said in a statement. "She was an extraordinary woman whose great love of the theater, teaching and acting was surpassed only by her deep love for her family.
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Looking back at Peter Sellers in Hoffman

Aliya looks back at the film Peter Sellers wanted destroyed and finds it very, very dark indeed...

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Peter Sellers is one of those figures of British comedy whom everyone feels, in retrospect, was only laughing on the outside. If you want to know about his less than happy life then it's worth watching Geoffrey Rush give a brilliant performance in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004). Rush does a really good job of putting across his deep-seated sense of emptiness. Sellers once said of himself, “I could never be myself… You see, there is no me. I do not exist… There used to be a me, but I had it surgically removed.” This might sound like a deep statement of angst; it seems entirely fitting to me that he said it to Kermit during his 1978 appearance on The Muppet Show. Ten seconds later you can watch him recite
See full article at Den of Geek »

Mark Bomback Enters Veronica's Room

Good news for fans of Ira Levin! The Weinsteins have brought their feature film version of his 1973 Broadway thriller Veronica's Room one step closer to fruition! Read on for the latest details.

From the Press Release

TWC-Dimension announced today that Mark Bomback (The Wolverine, Unstoppable, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes) has signed on to pen Veronica's Room, a big-screen adaptation of author Ira Levin's (Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives, Deathtrap) 1973 Broadway thriller.

Bomback did production re-writes on 50 Shades Of Grey, and his script Art Of Racing In The Rain is currently in development at Universal.

The dark tale of Veronica's Room explores the thin line between fantasy and reality. Students Susan and Larry find themselves enticed to an old New England mansion by its caretakers to meet the sole surviving member of the family. They insist that Susan bears a striking resemblance to Veronica, the family member's long-dead sister.
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