It’s probably unhealthy to obsess over disasters like the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion. The story is depressing from top to bottom, from radiation sickness to institutional malfeasance to the general bleakness of the Soviet Union in the 1980s. But as with numerous other disasters over the years, I can’t stop thinking about it. Maybe it’s normal to take an interest in such things. Maybe I’m unusually attuned to depressing stories. Maybe it’s radioactive Maybelline. Whatever the reason for its continuation, my current obsession emerged thanks to writer Craig Mazin and director Johan Renck’s outstanding HBO miniseries Chernobyl. Mazin and Renck have produced the most terrifying piece of screen entertainment this year, and they’ve done so without a single serial killer, supernatural creature, or malevolent presence. The terror of Chernobyl is a deeper one, stemming from the arrogance and callousness of humankind trying casually to tame … [Read more...] about In CHERNOBYL, Cowardice Is Scarier Than Radiation
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Gunpowder MilkshakeAdam Nagaitis chernobyl Gunpowder Milkshake Movie News By Grant Hermanns ON June 6, 2019 Chernobyl’s Adam Nagaitis Signs On For Gunpowder Milkshake The upcoming all-star female ensemble action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake, already featuring a cast led by Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Karen Gillan and Game of Thrones‘ Lena Headey, has expanded its roster with addition of The Terror and Chernobyl star Adam Nagaitis, according to Variety. RELATED: Gunpowder Milkshake: Carla Gugino Joins the All-Star Female Ensemble Details of the actual plot aren’t known just yet, but Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill and Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver are considered the film’s “touchstones,” which will mix stylized action with violence. The script is being described as following Headey and Gillan’s mother-daughter assassin duo. Yeoh will be part of a secret sisterhood of arms dealers … [Read more...] about Chernobyl’s Adam Nagaitis Signs On For Gunpowder Milkshake
The new limited series, co-starring Jared Harris and Stellan Skarsgard, is a fittingly grave re-telling of one of the worst human disasters in modern history. Caroline Framke, provided by Published 6:00 am PDT, Saturday, April 27, 2019 Photo: HBO Photo: HBO Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: HBO TV Review: HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It makes perfect sense that “Chernobyl” feels more like a horror movie at times than a traditional drama. Tracing the catastrophe events before, during, and after the nuclear explosion that continues to send radioactive ripples throughout Europe to this day, the HBO’s new limited series is, … [Read more...] about TV Review: HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’
Justin Kroll, provided by Published 11:00 am PDT, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Photo: Patrick Lewis/Starpix/REX/Shutte Photo: Patrick Lewis/Starpix/REX/Shutte Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Patrick Lewis/Starpix/REX/Shutte Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley and David Thewlis Join Charlie Kaufman’s Netflix Movie (EXCLUSIVE) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley, and David Thewlis are joining the cast of Netflix’s film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” sources tell Variety. Charlie Kaufman is writing and directing the movie, which stars Jesse Plemons. Based on Ian Reid’s 2016 novel, “I’m Thinking of Ending … [Read more...] about Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley and David Thewlis Join Charlie Kaufman’s Netflix Movie (EXCLUSIVE)
By Peter Howell Movie Critic Thu., Nov. 22, 2018 Is the horror film A Quiet Place more of a date movie than the romances A Star is Born and Crazy Rich Asians? A new study suggests that’s the case, with scares out-grossing snuggles in movies that generate the most profit. These days, if you look past the superhero sagas and kidpix that tend to draw their own specific audiences, what we think of as a date movie is something that’s more likely to make you scream than swoon. Once mainly the purview of drive-ins and cult fandom, horror movies are now decidedly mainstream. But first let’s define “date movie,” which increasingly seems like an outdated concept. To me, the term applies to those films likely to attract both men and women as a safe choice on date night — a term that itself is under revision, for couples who opt to stay home so they can “Netflix and chill.” Date movie and date night in the past often meant … [Read more...] about Is horror the new date movie?