Star Wars, Robocop, Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers — if you've ever seen one of these hit films, you've seen Phil Tippett's work. Inspired by the original King Kong, Phil made a career out of sculpting monsters and bringing them to life, and Mad Dreams and Monsters is his story.
One of the most important parts of Quentin Tarantino's movies isn't the cinematography, shot selection, or dialogue — it's the music. Some of the most iconic scenes in modern cinema can't be separated from their soundtrack, and Tarantino's best fall into this category. Film Radar gives a rundown of how Tarantino uses music to great effect in his films.
The Witch writer and director Robert Eggers finally makes his return with another feature The Lighthouse. The black-and-white fantasy horror takes place on a remote island in New England during the 1890s, following a pair of lighthouse keepers who begin to go mad from the isolation. Starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, the film will go to theaters on October 18, 2019.
Danny Torrance is all grown up. A follow-up to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film, Doctor Sleep catches up with Jack Torrance's son nearly 40 years after his iconic stay at the Overlook Hotel. The story is based on Stephen King's sequel and finds the adult Danny dealing with alcoholism and his psychic powers. Written and directed by Mike Flanagan, the film is scheduled for release on November 8, 2019.
After a disturbing video of a clown emerging from underneath a child's bed emerged on YouTube, Wrinkles The Clown became internet folklore. Videos of the clown started popping up everywhere along with him offering his "behavioral services" for unruly kids. In this documentary, director Michael Beach Nichols unmasks the urban legend. In theaters October 4, 2019.
From 1762 until 1796, Catherine the Great ruled over a rapidly expanding Russian empire. She came to power by overthrowing her own husband, Peter III, who ruled for only six months. Catherine II positioned Russia as one of the Great Powers of Europe, and the country and the Continent would never be the same. Helen Mirren plays Catherine II in this four-part miniseries premiering October 21st on HBO.