I have no idea who greenlit 'Jinn'
, a new supernatural/horror/action flick based around Islamic mythology.
But whoever they are, may Allah bless them, 'cause this shit looks fuckin' nuts
I mean, you know my proclivities regarding mysticism and the occult, but it's also got Ray "Darth Maul" Park in it for chrissake!
Music video auteur and 'Sexy Beast'
director Jonathan Glazer taps Scarlett Johansson for exactly
the kind of role I was looking for from her post-'Ghost World'
and 'Lost in Translation'
Their new film 'Under the Skin'
finds the gorgeous and mysterious actress playing a gorgeous and mysterious creature of some kind, which may or may not have a supernatural origin.
Apparently the flick, which has been released overseas and made the festival circuit on this side of the pond has been leaving audiences and critics alike divided as to its quality.
One thing is certain, ScarJo looks impeccable here, as does Glazer's eye for striking scene layout, shot construction, and general visual style, which is both creepy and beautiful.
'Under the Skin'
is in theatres this April.
'Under the Skin'
Despite the fact that I have apparently been banned from the comments section of their film blog Badass Digest, I am more than a little excited for Drafthouse Films' forthcoming 'A Field in England'
The black & white tale of war, soldiers, an Alchemist, psychedelic mushrooms, a mysterious treasure, and the titular field, comes courtesy of director Ben Wheatley, of 'Sightseers'
and 'Kill List'
is a masterfully executed mindfuck of a movie that easily found a place on my favorite witch/cult films of all time list, so I have high hopes for his handling of "magic" and psychedelia here.
It hits theatres and VOD on February 7th.
'A Field in England'
I don't care what you think about the 'Paranormal Activity'
series, or the "found footage" pehenomenon, I am fucking psyched for 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones'
Admittedly, I thought the first flick was stupid and its characters annoying, but as the "mythology" of the series has grown with each release (particularly the outstanding third entry) I've dug the series more and more.
More than that, as a resident of a city with a predominantly Latin population I have long awaited the day that their underground religious traditions, botanicas and all, would make it into a horror flick.
This looks like it's gonna be the first film to really tackle any of that, even in a cursory sort of fashion, and I can barely wait to see it when it hits in January 2014!
'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones'
This looks goddamn incredible!
Director Adrian Garcia Bogliano's '70s-style, Satanic, psycho-sexual, blood-and-fuck-flick 'Here Comes the Devil'
hits theatres and VOD on December 13th.
Whatever you do, do NOT
watch this trailer any where NEAR
'Here Comes the Devil' @ MAGNET Releasing