Perhaps I’m being a little ostentatious in this declaration, but: Between this new project, The Hive, Haunter, and Ender’s Game, it would almost appear as though Abigail Breslin is situating herself squarely in the genre realm. (To be perfectly honest, I don’t know what the reasoning and/or significance behind this might even be; it’s simply an observation.) “This,” you may be wondering, would happen to be The Final Girl, an independent thriller that photographer Tyler Shields will make his directing debut on. [Deadline]
Written by Adam Prince — who worked from an idea formulated by Alejandro Seri, Steve Scarlata, and Johnny Silver — the picture revolves around a girl (Breslin) picked by “a pack of feral teenage boys [...] to be the victim of their final ‘initiation.’” Although the plans would, in all likelihood, call for her death, her character turns out to not just be the final girl, but also “the wrong girl” — which I take as a sign that some revenge will be dealt out in good, bloody measure.
A bit vague, description-wise, but the image of Breslin killing a bunch of “feral teenage boys” has me a little tickled, and that should count for something. Studio City Pictures will finance The Final Girl, while Prospect Park and Nasser Entertainment are producing.
Would you want to see Breslin take part in some onscreen aggression?
When discussing the “merit” of titles joining The Criterion Collection, it seems like a no brainer to see Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s Safety Last! as the latest masterpiece to get a spine number. The Harold Lloyd-starring comedy remains an endlessly delightful romp, as inventive as well as relatable as it must have felt in [...]
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
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