Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is the kind of masterpiece filmmaking that doesn’t come along too often in contemporary American cinema. mother! is the kind of movie that would be much more comfortable in the avant-garde period of the 70s, where movies weren’t market tested half to death and modified to appeal to the widest viewership possible, but it tells a story that is extremely pressing and relevant to today. Featuring expert storytelling, precise and thought-provoking allegory, and expert performances by its cast, mother! is a movie that will stick in any viewer’s head (for different reasons) long after the credits roll.
There have been warning signs for quite some time that Darren Aronofsky’s mother! isn’t for everyone. It’s debut at the Venice Film Festival garnered every reaction from boos to high praise, and it soon became clear that the violent nature of the film would absolutely affect viewers’ assessments of the film itself. Then came the dismal opening weekend box office ($7.5 million) and the Cinemascore rating of an F, and mother! instantly became the commercial failure that everyone loves to talk about. read more
A couple of months ago, the phrase “Get Out” was thrown around quite a bit here at Horror News Network in reference to Jordan Peele’s highly successful film of the same name which debuted in January. We reviewed it (twice), we analyzed it, we praised it whenever we got the chance. It’s that good. Now another highly anticipated horror film is also capitalizing on this classic horror phrase, which has been a favorite since the release of When a Stranger Calls!
Paramount Pictures have just uploaded a new short clip to promote Darren Aronofsky’s mother! Taking the title’s refusal to capitalize its first letter one step further, the clip is entitled (lowercase) “get out.” No exclamation point! read more
Last week’s mysterious 30-second teaser clip for Darren Aronofsky’s highly anticipated film, Mother!, certainly asked more questions than it answered. Fortunately, Paramount have just unveiled their official full-length trailer for the upcoming thriller, which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem.
The new clip shows that this film will have a lot more in common with Aronofsky’s previous works like Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream than his most recent project, Noah. The clip features numerous disturbing images and situations, and some scenes delve into the sort of abstract terror Arnonofsky is known for. Some parts of the clip throw off a serious Rosemary’s Baby vibe as Lawrence’s character begins to uncover the secrets of her lover and his new guests. read more
A brand new teaser trailer has just dropped for the highly-anticipated film, Mother!, written and directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream). The clip promises the movie to be a real nail biter! The short trailer doesn’t give away much about the setting or the characters, but it reveals Aronofsky’s signature mounting of suspense. You can watch the 30-second teaser in its entirety below:
Mother! will star Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, and Krisen Wiig. Based on Aronofky’s reputation for quality cinema and this all-star cast, horror fans are in for a treat when this movie hits theaters on September 15th! read more
Quentin Tarantino has begun work on his next project! According to THR, he is putting the finishing touches on a script for a movie about the real-life Manson Family Murders. The script focuses on Sharon Tate, the actress and wife of director Roman Polanski who was murdered by the infamous cult in 1969.
As usual, Bob and Harvey Weinstein are involved in the project (likely in producer or executive producer roles), and the group plans on seeking a major studio to co-produce and co-distribute the film (à la the production method used for Inglourious Basterds). THR’s sources state that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence have already been approached to star in the film. The plan as of now is to begin shooting in the summer of 2018. read more