Warner Bros. responds to the success of Disney's live-action The Jungle Book with its own lavish Kipling adaptation, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Andy Serkis directed and also plays Baloo, the avuncular bear who teaches the orphaned boy the law of the jungle. The supporting cast includes Christian Bale as Bagheera the panther; Cate Blanchett as a python; Naomi Harris as a wolf; and Benedict Cumberbatch as the velvet-voiced Shere Khan — all of whom submitted themselves to motion capture technology. (Imagine the behind-the-scenes footage possibilities.) The film opens in select theaters before its Netflix release on Friday, Dec. 7. The Possession of Hannah Grace Screen Gems The Possession of Hannah Grace posits the interesting theory that if an exorcism isn't completed, the invading demonic force could remain within the dead host's body until a suitable living vessel is found. That's what an unlucky cop (Megan Reed) finds out working the graveyard shift at the city morgue one … [Read more...] about L.A. Weekly’s Movie Guide: Mowgli Roars, The Favourite Expands
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It's Halloween and for many of us that aren't still young enough to be out scoring copious amounts of free candy, it's the perfect time to curl up with a good horror flick. There are, of course, the classics such as Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and an all-timer like The Exorcist. But I'm here to argue that The Exorcist III is the perfect Halloween movie and one horror-lovers, both casual and crazed, should throw on this year. There is no denying that The Exorcist isn't just one of the greatest horror movies ever made; it's one of the greatest movies ever made period. End of discussion. It's the rare gem, much like Silence of the Lambs or last year's Get Out, that transcends the genre. But to that point, many of us have seen The Exorcist plenty of times and is readily available most of the time. The Exorcist III, on the other hand, is something that not nearly as many people have seen and offers something totally different. It's an underrated gem that deserves … [Read more...] about Why The Exorcist III Is the Perfect Halloween Movie
For the month of October, JoBlo.com staff will be gearing you up for the Halloween season with My Favorite Scary Movie, where we will share our favorite scary flicks, be it gory horror, supernatural thriller or bloody slasher flicks, lending the personal touch for each film and why it stands as one of our all-time favorite spooky flicks of the season. THE EXORCIST (1973) What’s it about?: While on an archaeological dig in Iraq, Father Lankester Merrin unearths an amulet that resembles the demon Pazuzu. On the other end of the globe in Washington D.C., actress Chris MacNeil lives an idyllic life with her young daughter Regan, playing and laughing like there isn't a care in the world. Soon, Regan starts playing with a Ouija board and begins communicating with an imaginary friend named Captain Howdy. But it doesn't take long for that to turn into something evil, and Regan begins demonstrating odd behavior, like peeing on the floor, cursing like a violent sailor and getting … [Read more...] about My Favorite Scary Movie: The Exorcist (1973)
ENTERTAINMENT 04/29/2018 09:03 am ET The Oscar-winning director of "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" discusses his new documentary, the Trumpian zeitgeist and the "evil" in the world. By Matthew Jacobs In 1973, William Friedkin released “The Exorcist,” one of the highest-grossing and most applauded horror movies in history. In 2018, William Friedkin released “The Devil and the Father Amorth,” a documentary about exorcisms. The movie landscape has drastically changed in the intervening years, but William Friedkin hasn’t. He is still a dazzling raconteur. His most recent fiction features, “Bug” (2006) and “Killer Joe” (2011), boast the same moody panache seen in the movies that launched his career, including “The Boys in the Band” (1970), “The French Connection” (1971), “The Exorcist,” “Sorcerer” (1977) and “To Live and Die in L.A.” (1985). And, at 82, … [Read more...] about William Friedkin’s Faith In Exorcisms Is Unwavering. As For Diversity In Hollywood? It ‘Snags’ Him.
It’s been nearly 45 years since director William Friedkin first terrified audiences with The Exorcist, and now the filmmaker is ready to return to the taboo religious practice with the documentary The Devil and Father Amorth. The concept is too irresistible to pass up: here’s the director of The Exorcist making a documentary about a real exorcism. It practically markets itself. Friedkin, for his part, heavily leans in to the idea, devoting the first 10 to 15 minutes of The Devil and Father Amorth with a brief recap of how he came to make The Exorcist. From this intro, the thrust of the film becomes clear: the title may be The Devil and Father Amorth, but it’s William Friedkin who is front and center. Friedkin is our doomsaying guide through the film, often affecting an over-dramatic tone to spin his narrative, and there are times when this feels less like a documentary and more like an episode of Unsolved Mysteries, with Friedkin filling in for the late Robert Stack. … [Read more...] about ‘The Devil and Father Amorth’ Review: ‘Exorcist’ Director William Friedkin Smirks at the Devil