What might our ancestors think if they could see us now? That question serves as a springboard for An American Pickle, the new Seth Rogen comedy based on a charming Simon Rich short story. Scripted by Rich, the film follows a Jewish immigrant whose awoken after 100 years of being preserved in pickle brine and is now eager to meet his only living descendent, a Brooklyn app-developer. (Both are played by Rogen.) While the premise is promising, the execution aches from the growing pains of Rogen's shifting persona.
Made in Quarantine, 'Host' Is A Way Better Horror Movie Than It Has Any Right To Be
As quarantines shut down the world as we know it, too many took to social media to proclaim this could be a grand opportunity for creativity. “Did you know Shakespeare wrote King Lear during a plague!?” They chirped as back-handed encouragement. I mean, if Shakespeare could pull it together to write one the greatest plays of human history during a plague, you could…
“I wrote this while going through a break-up,” Ari Aster said at the special advance screening of Midsommar. “I’m better now.”
The filmmaker’s darkly humorous confession played well to the crowd at Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, where press and select members of the public gathered to see Aster’s hotly anticipated follow-up to his wildly praised debut, Hereditary. As the crowd chuckled at Aster’s softly spoken introduction, a mix of excitement and anxiety hung in the air. With his first film,…
Over the past decade, Disney has made an obscene amount of money at the box office churning out live-action remakes or re-imaginings of their animated classics. The $1 billion box office success of Alice in Wonderland opened the door for Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Christopher Robin, and this year alone Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King. With the exception of Cinderella and The Jungle Book, I’ve been underwhelmed or flat-out furious at these paint-by-numbers remakes…