With the rising tide of feminism in South Korea, the fearless, flawed, funny, and fully-realised women of director/writer/actress Jeong Ga-young’s films feel right on time. At the New York Asian Film Festival with her second feature, Hit the Night, Jeong unspools a tale of seduction, thrilling, hilarious, and cringeworthy, that turns the tables on familiar South Korean romance tropes. The Lady Miz Diva: Your first feature, BITCH ON THE BEACH, created a lot of buzz around festivals. Was that success part of the impetus to go further and create HIT THE NIGHT? Jeong Ga-young: It did surprise me, but that reception didn’t particularly encourage me. It wasn’t the festival buzz from Bitch on the Beach that led to Hit the Night. Actually, the script for Hit the Night came before the release of Bitch on the Beach. So, for me, I really wanted to get started on my second feature. LMD: What was the … [Read more...] about New York Asian 2018 Interview: HIT THE NIGHT Director Jeong Ga-young on Twisting Tropes and Gender Roles
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The final wave of titles have just been announced for this year's Fantasia International Film Festival. If you thought the festival could not cram any more cinematic greatness into its schedule you only have to look below to see that they have found a way. So yesterday the genre world kind of lost its collective shit when the trailer dropped for Panos Cosmatos’ new film Mandy. Well, we can all check our calendars and figure out how to be in Montreal for the closing night of Fantasia as Mandy has been chosen to be the closing film of the festival! Also in this final wave are new films is Big Brother, the new film from God of War's Kenji Tanigaki, starring martial arts superstar Donnie Yen. Laplace's Witch, the new film from another Asian cinema legend Takashi Miike is also coming to town. Another Japanese superstar Tadanobu Asano stars in the psychological thriller Kasane. Sion Sono's Tokyo Vampire Hotel will play at the festival. And though there are lots of Asian … [Read more...] about Fantasia 2018: Final Wave! MANDY is Coming! New Films From Donnie Yen And Takashi Miike. And a Musical Treat From Goblin’s Maurizio Guarini!
x Even though it’s been almost two months since Infinity War first arrived in theaters, diehard True Believers and casual moviegoers everywhere are still talking about the film’s pivotal ending that saw Thanos snuff out half the universe’s population with a mere snap of his fingers – including some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. It’s no wonder that this became the first superhero flick to surpass the $2 billion mark, given that people are likely flocking back to cinemas in order to comb for more details. That said, anticipation for Avengers 4 has reached critical mass, despite the followup being almost a year away. Of course, those who know how that’ll conclude are few and far between, with perhaps only select members of cast and crew being privy to the outcome. Well, that is unless you happen to be within earshot of Chris Pratt and your name is Bryce Dallas Howard. Avengers 4 Set Photos Tease A Trip Back To The Battle Of New York 1 of 5 … [Read more...] about Infinity War Screenwriters Offer Status Report On Avengers 4
BEGIN SLIDESHOWInterview: Deadpool 2 Screenwriters Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick20th Century Fox invited ComingSoon.net to the New York City junket for Deadpool 2, where we scored an exclusive 2-on-1 interview with “The Real Heroes Here,” screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The two discussed co-writing the sequel script with star Ryan Reynolds, the transition from director Tim Miller to David Leitch, the upcoming X-Force movie, and some ideas that were too wild even for a Deadpool movie. Be forewarned this interview contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Deadpool 2, so proceed at your own risk!RELATED: Video: Ryan Reynolds (and Deadpool) Talk Deadpool 2!Ryan Reynolds is reprising his role as the Merc with a Mouth alongside Zazie Beetz as the luck-manipulating mutant Domino and Josh Brolin as Cable, the time-traveling son of the X-Men’s Cyclops. Jack Kesy (The Strain, Baywatch) is playing the film’s central villain, which, while unconfirmed, is … [Read more...] about Interview: Deadpool 2 Screenwriters Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick
The center of the Oscar season universe this week is freezing Gotham, where many contenders traveled in advance of Monday night's New York Film Critics Circle Awards ceremony and Tuesday night's National Board of Review Awards, as well as a host of events set up around them in the hopes of currying favor with Academy members. The 81st NYFCC ceremony, which took place at the Tao Downtown restaurant and was emceed by the group's president, Marshall Fine, attracted the attendance of most of its honorees — including best director winner Todd Haynes (Carol), best actor winner Michael Keaton (Spotlight), best actress winner and my tablemate Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and best supporting actress winner Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria) — as well as a coterie of notable presenters. The NYFCC, a group comprised of 35 working film critics, this year seemed to gravitate to films set in or about their city: In addition to Carol, which also was chosen as best film, and … [Read more...] about Oscars: Kristen Stewart, Michael Keaton Join Frenzied Last-Minute Campaigning in New York