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Oscars 2020: Best Original Screenplay Predictions

Oscars 2020: Best Original Screenplay Predictions
Quentin Tarantino has the upper hand in the Best Original Screenplay race. The groundswell started with the upbeat reception for Tarantino’s ninth feature opus “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” at Cannes, a Charles Manson-inflected 1969 Los Angeles fable starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. The auteur hit yet another original creation out of the park, with both strong reviews and global box office ($329.4 million).

This earned Tarantino his sixth Oscar nomination and could yield the Globe and Critics Choice screenplay-winner his third Original Screenplay win (after “Pulp Fiction” and “Django Unchained”).

The writers branch often rewards international auteurs like Bong Joon Ho, who scored his first Oscar nominations for the Cannes Palme d’Or-winner “Parasite” (Neon), a brilliantly comedic look at a lower-depths family of con artists who one by one infiltrate a rich family’s stunning hillside modern home. Inevitably, all hell breaks loose. The timely movie
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Oscars 2020: Best Original Screenplay Predictions

Oscars 2020: Best Original Screenplay Predictions
Quentin Tarantino has the upper hand in the Best Original Screenplay race. The groundswell started with the upbeat reception for Tarantino’s ninth feature opus “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” at Cannes, a Charles Manson-inflected 1969 Los Angeles fable starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. The auteur hit yet another original creation out of the park, with both strong reviews and global box office ($329.4 million).

This earned Tarantino his sixth Oscar nomination and could yield the Globe and Critics Choice screenplay-winner his third Original Screenplay win (after “Pulp Fiction” and “Django Unchained”).

The writers branch often rewards international auteurs like Bong Joon Ho, who scored his first Oscar nominations for the Cannes Palme d’Or-winner “Parasite” (Neon), a brilliantly comedic look at a lower-depths family of con artists who one by one infiltrate a rich family’s stunning hillside modern home. Inevitably, all hell breaks loose. The timely movie
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The 6 Best Movies To Buy Or Stream This Week: ‘Midsommar,’ ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

Every Tuesday, discriminating viewers are confronted with a flurry of choices: new releases on disc and on-demand, vintage and original movies on any number of streaming platforms, catalog titles making a splash on Blu-ray or 4K. This weekly column sifts through all of those choices to pluck out the movies most worth your time, no matter how you’re watching.

Read More: The 6 Best Movies To Buy Or Stream This Week: ‘The Lighthouse,’ ‘Brick

This week we’ve got a divisive summer horror picture, an arthouse riff on the supernatural, an ‘80s action trilogy in HD, and catalog releases by Lumet, Wyler, and Sturges.

Continue reading The 6 Best Movies To Buy Or Stream This Week: ‘Midsommar,’ ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ at The Playlist.
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Rian Johnson Talks Knives Out 2 Possibilities and His Oscars Nomination

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Rian Johnson Talks Knives Out 2 Possibilities and His Oscars Nomination
Rian Johnson really wants to make Knives Out 2. The director/writer says he would be "thrilled" to get the chance to make another installment starring Daniel Craig. The first installment is still in the top ten at the box office and has made over $265 million globally since opening back in November. In addition, Johnson woke up to messages from Jamie Lee Curtis and Ana de Armas this morning congratulating him on his Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Two years ago, Rian Johnson was facing heat for the decisions he made in The Last Jedi. The director still gets angry messages from Star Wars fans, so this makes the Knives Out success even sweeter for Johnson. The director has already hinted at wanting to make Knives Out 2, but it seems like he may begin work on a script real soon since he has "ideas kicking around." He explains.
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‘Knives Out’ home release details revealed in full

I think that Knives Out is one of my favourite cinemagoing experiences of the last twelve months, and it looks like I’m not on my own as the film has managed to score some pretty decent awards nominations in the months since release, not to mention a huge amount of money at the box-office and rumours of a potential sequel.

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Well, the folks at Lionsgate have now unveiled the home release details for Rian Johnson’s hugely enjoyable movie.

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. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff,
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New on Blu-ray: ‘Joker’, ‘The Lighthouse’, ‘Brick’, ‘Body Parts’

New on Blu-ray: ‘Joker’, ‘The Lighthouse’, ‘Brick’, ‘Body Parts’
It’s time again to take a look at the latest in physical media. This week finds Joaquin Phoenix dancing up a storm, Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe farting, Rian Johnson’s first attempt at a mystery, and some cursed body parts. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week Joker What else is […]

The post New on Blu-ray: ‘Joker’, ‘The Lighthouse’, ‘Brick’, ‘Body Parts’ appeared first on /Film.
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‘Knives Out’: Read Rian Johnson’s Script For His Awards-Season Whodunit

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‘Knives Out’: Read Rian Johnson’s Script For His Awards-Season Whodunit
Exclusive: The traditional Hollywood whodunit was never completely killed off. But the once-popular genre was bumped off of most movie theater marquees decades ago. That only adds to the intrigue surrounding writer-director-producer Rian Johnson’s killer success with Knives Out, a cinematic tribute to Agatha Christie that deftly updates the classic all-star whodunit by rewiring the genre’s devices.

Johnson has a flair for changing the rules of a genre while inhabiting it, which can be engaging (as it was for the many film critics who championed Johnson’s neo-noir breakthrough Brick in 2005) or enraging (as it was for many Star Wars loyalists
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5 Classic Whodunit Movies to Watch After You See ‘Knives Out’

It’s a shame the way that The Last Jedi (2017) went down because of the rampant toxicity of the online Star Wars fandom, because it went a long way to prove just how exceptional a director helmsman Rian Johnson is: both in general and within the context of modern, studio-backed, franchise-driven blockbusters. The Last Jedi was bold, original and even dangerous-feeling in a way that no other movie in its franchise has felt since The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and it’s the same kind of thoughtfulness and insistent energy that Johnson brought to movies like Brick (2005), Looper (2012) and,

5 Classic Whodunit Movies to Watch After You See ‘Knives Out’
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Star Wars Fans Freaking Out As Adam Driver Forgets Title Of The Last Jedi

During a recent interview as part of the press tour for the last movie in the Skywalker saga, Adam Driver forgot the title of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the clip of it has now gone viral.

Of course, The Last Jedi remains quite divisive to this day. The sequel to The Force Awakens that split the fandom in two has come up many times over the past few years with critics and fans alike and even several cast members have occasionally weighed in on the controversy surrounding the movie. But now, after John Boyega recently expressed his disagreement with many of Rian Johnson’s decisions for the film, it’s time for the Supreme Leader of the First Order to disregard The Last Jedi in his own twisted way.

Driver, who’s set to reprise his role as Kylo Ren in The Rise of Skywalker, recently appeared in
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‘Knives Out’ writer-director Rian Johnson on making an Agatha Christie-style whodunit that examines 2019 America [Exclusive Video Interview]

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‘Knives Out’ writer-director Rian Johnson on making an Agatha Christie-style whodunit that examines 2019 America [Exclusive Video Interview]
Writer-director Rian Johnson grew up reading Agatha Christie novels and wondered, “Could you do a movie that starts as a whodunit, turns into a Hitchcock thriller, and then turns back into a whodunit at the end?” That was the initial inspiration for “Knives Out,” which he first conceived of 10 years ago and was ultimately released on November 27. Watch our exclusive video interview with Johnson above.

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Spoilers Below For The Film:

Knives Out” sets its mystery within the Thrombey family, gathered to celebrate the birthday of patriarch Harlan (Christopher Plummer), himself a famed mystery author. So when Harlan winds up dead everyone in the clan is a suspect, from Harlan’s children (Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Shannon) to his devoted caretaker (Ana De Armas). The film’s plot architecture is complex, but even though Johnson has experience with twisty narratives
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Review: Knives And Skin, Strange, Haunting and Quiet Horror

Knives & Skin, Jennifer Reeder's second feature film, is a 'noir' of many colours: part neo, part femme, part pastel; it will likely draws comparisons with Blue Velvet for it's oddball yet seedy town setting; Brick and a lot of John Hughes films for its focus on high school students; Magnolia for the choral singing, both by the school choir and by the characters at random moments; and much of John Waters' work for its not-so-subtle queer coding. And while these comparisons are somewhat accurate (as most films take inspirations from many sources), this is a film entirely of its own kind, one steeped in knowledge of the oddities of family life, the love of 80s music, and teenage girls' experiences, fraught with known and...

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‘Knives Out’ reviews: Critics react to Rian Johnson’s ‘marvelous,’ ‘lip-smacking,’ ‘well-oiled’ all-star mystery

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‘Knives Out’ reviews: Critics react to Rian Johnson’s ‘marvelous,’ ‘lip-smacking,’ ‘well-oiled’ all-star mystery
Knives Out” opened on November 27, just in time for families to get their own knives out (literally and figuratively) over Thanksgiving. The Agatha Christie-style mystery about the murder of a novelist (Christopher Plummer) and his family of suspects is from writer-director Rian Johnson, whose past credits range from “Looper” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” to “Brick” and “Breaking Bad.” So what do critics think of this whodunnit?

As of this writing the film has a MetaCritic score of 83 based on 43 reviews counted thus far: 40 positive and 3 somewhat mixed, but none outright negative. That strong consensus is confirmed by its Rotten Tomatoes freshness rating of 96% based on 203 reviews counted, only 9 of which are classified as negative. The Rt critics’ consensus summarizes the reviews by saying that the film “sharpens old murder-mystery tropes with a keenly assembled suspense outing that makes brilliant use of writer-director Rian Johnson’s stellar ensemble.”

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Knives Out review – a deliciously entertaining whodunnit

Rian Johnson’s homage to Agatha Christie delivers laughs, twists and thrills with aplomb

Describing his thrillingly playful attitude toward genre cinema, writer/director Rian Johnson once told me that he loved the “slightly meta conversation it opens between you and the viewer” – the way that a shared set of ground rules can be assumed and then subverted. That’s been a feature of Johnson’s career since his low-budget debut feature, Brick (2005), transposed a dark, 1940s noir narrative to the sunny environs of a modern California high school, with attention-grabbing results. In 2012’s Looper, he turned a time-travel adventure into a bleak meditation upon the consequences of solving problems through violence. More recently, his 2017 Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, outraged some hardcore fans who didn’t think the series’ ever-evolving mythology should be up for discussion.

In the deliciously entertaining Knives Out, Johnson goes back to his roots
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UK box office preview: can ‘Knives Out’, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ handle ‘Blue Story’ bounce?

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The Paramount film has received widespread publicity this week.

Rian Johnson’s ensemble whodunnit Knives Out and Elizabeth Banks’ action reboot Charlie’s Angels lead the openers at the UK box office this weekend, as Rapman’s Blue Story heads into its second weekend following a controversial week.

Entering cinemas as Lionsgate’s widest-ever UK release in 637 locations, Knives Out is Johnson’s fifth feature, and first since 2017 blockbuster Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. It sees a detective investigate the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. A stellar cast includes Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans,
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Knives Out review – Daniel Craig goes Columbo in Cluedo whodunnit

Craig grills an all-star lineup of suspects when a wealthy novelist is found dead in Rian Johnson’s sharp, country-house murder mystery

Rian Johnson unsheathes an entertainingly nasty, if insubstantial detective mystery with his new film, Knives Out. Back in 2005, his debut movie Brick (a high-school thriller) paid tribute to the hardboiled noir genre. Now he does the same thing for cosy crime, although there is nothing that cosy about it.

Knives Out has a country house full of frowning suspects, deadpan servants and smirking ne’er-do-wells and an amusing performance from Daniel Craig as Benoît Blanc, the brilliant amateur sleuth from Louisiana who annoys the hell out of one and all by smiling enigmatically, occasionally plinking a jarring high note on the piano during the drawing-room interrogation and pronouncing in his southern burr: “Ah suh-spect far-wuhl play!”
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From ‘Brick’ to ‘Knives Out’: Charting the bromance between Rian Johnson and his lucky acting mascot

Since Rian Johnson’s feature debut Brick was released in 2005 he has proved himself time and time again as a truly talented filmmaker. Granted his take on a Star Wars film divided the hardcore franchise fanatics, but he’s consistently created films that capture the audience’s imagination and have everyone talking about them. His new film Knives Out is no exception and sees Johnson wrangle what is potentially his starriest cast yet as he directs the likes of Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, and Christopher Plummer.

Also included is actor Noah Segan. Segan has been acting since he was very young and starred in episodes of The Babysitter’s Club, Dawson’s Creek and the Foo Fighters music video The One amongst other things. He then agreed to appear in Johnson’s debut feature Brick, and the pair struck-up an immediate friendship. Over the years the duo have
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‘Knives Out’ Review

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Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, CHristopher Plummer, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Riki Lindhome, Edi Patterson, Frank Oz, K Callan | Written and Directed by Rian Johnson

Knives Out is an old school whodunnit with a refreshing twist that is whip smart and as sharp as a knife. Even if you do manage to figure out all the pieces by the end, there’s no way of knowing just how much fun you’ll have getting there.

Rian Johnson gets to shake off the cobwebs and blow the dust off this old genre as he brings it back to life in the funniest way possible. Fresh off the heels of the mega franchise that is Star Wars, Rian Johnson is back to where we love to see him with his own original film. Now for me, Rian Johnson
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Knives Out’ Slices $1.6 Million in Box Office Previews Ahead of Thanksgiving

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Knives Out’ Slices $1.6 Million in Box Office Previews Ahead of Thanksgiving
Knives Out,” Rian Johnson’s star-studded murder mystery film, earned $1.66 million on Tuesday night ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday from 2,500 locations. It opens on 3,391 North American theaters over the five-day weekend.

Knives Out” brings its total to $3.7 million so far after screening both last night and in early sneak peek preview screenings where it earned $2 million.

Lionsgate is releasing the film from Mrc and T-Street that stars Daniel Craig and has a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. “Queen & Slim,” from Universal, also opens wide Wednesday but did not open in previews on Tuesday.

Also Read: Will Thanksgiving Box Office Find Riches After a Miserable November?

Knives Out” is projected for an opening north of $30 million over the 5-day weekend, though the studio is expecting an opening in the low to mid 20s. It should still be the No. 2 earner this weekend behind “Frozen II,” but “Knives Out” is tracking ahead of
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Why Rian Johnson Doesn't Want to Leave the Knives Out Universe

Don Kaye Nov 27, 2019

Knives Out filmmaker Rian Johnson and stars Jaeden Martell and Katherine Langford explain how to make a whodunit.

After spending the better part of the last decade in the world of science fiction, first with Looper in 2012 and then Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 2017, writer-director Rian Johnson returns to the genre that started his career with Knives Out: a new murder mystery.

But while his feature debut in 2005, Brick, told a neo noir story that happened to be set in a high school, Knives Out is a classic locked-room whodunit. It centers on the apparent suicide of famous crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), who appears to have killed himself in his study following his 85th birthday party at his vast, brooding mansion. Although the case may appear cut and dried, a suave Southern detective named Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) thinks there is another game afoot: murder.
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Every Rian Johnson Movie, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)

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Every Rian Johnson Movie, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)
Rian Johnson is one of the most promising filmmakers to emerge in recent decades, with an energetic storytelling style and a penchant for narratives that capture the feel of familiar genres while subverting his audience’s expectations at nearly every turn. With a film career that — so far — almost exclusively spans the mystery and sci-fi genres, he has become one of the most intriguing contemporary pulp filmmakers we’ve got. But sometimes his cleverness can overwhelm his films and undermine what he seems to be trying to accomplish. So let’s explore his impressively creative and eccentric filmography, and rank his films from the least effective to the most.

5. “Looper” (2012)

The first half of Rian Johnson’s first sci-fi film is so intricately realized that you might not even notice it doesn’t make sense. “Looper” takes place in a world where assassins like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) are hired to
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