Director Gareth Evans is making a massive departure from his previous films with Apostle. Set in early-1900s London, Thomas Richardson has returned home after being abroad for years. He learns that his sister is being held by a religious cult on an island in the British Isles and determines to bring her home. As he learns more about the cult's society, he finds that what they see as the hedonistic culture of the mainland has infected the islanders as well — along with an unspeakable evil. Starring Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, and Mark Lewis Jones, Apostle premieres on Netflix October 12, 2018.
Fifth generation scissor maker and Master blacksmith Yasuhiro Hirakawa has been honing his craft for the last 50 years. Using ancient methods, he's the last traditional scissor maker left in Japan. HIs pieces are used for anything from food to crafting Bonsai and can take over a week to create — four times longer than a knife — giving his tools a price tag of up to $35,000.
Ryan Gosling is Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle's film documenting the years leading up to the Apollo 11 space mission in 1969. In theaters on October 12, 2018.
Timothée Chalamet follows up Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird with what looks like another Oscar-worthy performance. In Beautiful Boy, the 22-year-old actor teams up with Steve Carell to portray real-life father and son David and Nic Sheff. The screenplay is based on their memoirs, chronicling the family's experience with addiction. Also starring Amy Ryan and Maura Tierney, the film is set to premiere October 12, 2018.
Netflix's upcoming limited series Maniac has already established its bizarre pharmaceutical premise with a few trailers. To further tease the show's dark background, the streaming giant released this grainy, VHS-style promo featuring Justin Theroux's creepy Dr. James K. Mantleray and Rome Kanda as Dr. Muramoto. The 10-episode trip starts September 21, 2018.
The detective story, bizarre Gothic horror, love, grief, and guilt — Edgar Allen Poe's contribution to literature has stood the test of time. His stories still haunt, and the man himself looked like a character from his own tales. This video from TED explains why reading Poe is still necessary, and how the author crafted tales that feel just as terrifying over 150 years later.