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Movie Review: Knives Out
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Knives Out

Knives Out
Director: Rian Johnson
Writer: Rian Johnson
Cast: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer
Distributor: Lionsgate
Rated PG-13 | Minutes: 130
Release Date: November 27, 2019

Rian Johnson‘s Knives Out is a deliciously twisted whodunit murder mystery in the same vein of an Agatha Christie novel, but with a modern touch. Though it does rely on many of those Christie tropes of a detective warning the audience about foul play, marking everyone as a suspect, and deliberately setting up all of the clues in plain sight. And true to form, though the film holds the audience’s attention by giving them a well-crafted intrigue that is set up by Johnson, the political subtext allows it to be much more than just a simple murder mystery. And it is able to stay constantly entertaining as it is full of unlikeable and very suspect characters, who are wonderfully played by an all-star cast, that not only keeps things funny, but will also have us guessing until the very end. My full review below.

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‘Uncut Gems’ Trailer: Adam Sandler Returns To Drama In Latest From The Safdie Brothers
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Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems

As many of you are aware, Adam Sandler will step away from making the comedy flicks that he’s best known for from time to time in order to take on a more dramatic role. We saw this in titles like Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love in 2002, James L. Brooks’ Spanglish in 2004, Mike Binder’s Reign Over Me in 2007, Judd Apatow’s Funny People in 2009, and Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children in 2014.

In the upcoming crime thriller Uncut Gems Sandler returns to drama, playing a jeweler in New York City who is always looking for the next big score. A24 has released an official trailer for the movie, which is the latest from brothers Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie, and you can check it out below along with more info.

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New Trailer For Rian Johnson Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’ Released
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Knives Out Movie

A new trailer for Brick, Looper, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson‘s next feature Knives Out has been released by Lionsgate.

Johnson’s latest is a murder mystery inspired by the works of Agatha Christie which stars Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Noah Segan, Edi Patterson, Riki Lindhome, and Christopher Plummer.

You can check out the new trailer for Knives Out along with a synopsis and more below.

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‘Knives Out’: Official Trailer For Rian Johnson’s Agatha Christie-Inspired Murder Mystery Released
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Knives Out

Lionsgate has released an official trailer for Knives Out, the latest from Brick, Looper, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson. The movie is a modern-day murder mystery, which is inspired by the works of Agatha Christie.

Johnson put together an impressive cast for the movie, with Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Noah Segan, Edi Patterson, Riki Lindhome, and Christopher Plummer all starring.

You can find the trailer for Knives Out below, along with a synopsis, poster, and more.

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Not Replacing Tony Todd As Candyman After All
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Candyman 1992

Last month it was reported that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was in talks to join writer and producer Jordan Peele‘s spiritual sequel to Candyman. At the time it sounded like Abdul-Mateen II would be taking over the title role played by Tony Todd in the 1992 original and all of its sequels, but apparently that is not the case.

Director Nia DaCosta spoke briefly about the spiritual sequel recently, and revealed that Abdul-Mateen II actually wasn’t replacing Todd as the new Candyman. See what she had to say below.

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II In Talks To Play Candyman In Spiritual Sequel From Jordan Peele
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

One big question about Jordan Peele‘s spiritual sequel to the 1992 horror classic Candyman, was whether original star Tony Todd would return to once again play the iconic title role or if someone new would be cast.

Now it appears we have an answer. It’s being reported that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has entered into negotiations to play the new Candyman in the movie.

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Lakeith Stanfield Could Have A Major Role In Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’
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Lakeith Stanfield

Slowly but surely the spiritual sequel to Candyman, which is being produced by Jordan Peele, is coming into focus. Last year, the film started by hiring Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) to act as director.

And now, they may have found a big star. According to a new report, Sorry To Bother You star Lakeith Stanfield is being eyed to appear in the film. More on the report below.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’
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Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Knives Out

Rian Johnson‘s latest feature Knives Out will be his follow-up directorial effort after Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Daniel Craig was one of the first to join the film, which is being described as a mystery thriller. That was followed up with Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, and Ana de Armas joining the cast.

Now you can add another actress to the cast. And this one has had a few run-ins with knife-wielding people herself. New reports say Jamie Lee Curtis has joined the cast. More on the report below.

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‘Sorry To Bother You’ Home Video Release Dates, Bonus Features Announced
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Sorry to Bother You Header Image

20th Century Fox has announced release dates for the recent hit Sorry to Bother You on digital, Blu-ray, and DVD, as well as a list of the bonus features that will be included in the home video release.

The movie is directed by hip-hop artist and activist Boots Riley, and stars Lakeith Stanfield as a struggling telemarketer who discovers the magical secret to achieving career success, which leads him into a strange new world. Tessa Thompson, Danny Glover, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt, Jermaine Fowler, David Cross, Omari Hardwick, Steven Yeun, and Armie Hammer also star.

Continue below for the release dates and bonus features for Sorry to Bother You, as well as the Blu-ray and DVD specs and a look at some cover art.

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ Re-Telling ‘Prince Of Cats’ On The Way With Lakeith Stanfield Attached To Star
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Prince of Cats

An adaptation of Ron Wimberly‘s graphic novel Prince of Cats is on the way.

Legendary won an auction to acquire the feature rights, and are developing the adaptation with Lakeith Stanfield attached to star. The story is described as a re-telling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set in the ’80s.

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