NOC Interview: Director Theodore Melfi Discusses ‘The Starling’

Theodore Melfi serves as both director and producer for Netflix’s The Starling. The film first premiered at TIFF this year and be released in select theaters on September 17. The Starling will then become available to stream on Netflix starting September 24.

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New Trailer for ‘Muppets Haunted Mansion’ Materializes

I love The Muppets! I love the Haunted Mansion! Put them together and you’ve got a Halloween classic I’m just dying to see!

Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Pepe, Fozzie, and the whole gang are back! And this time they’re telling an original tale surrounding the spooky spectral occurrences at the Gracey Manor (also known as — The Haunted Mansion!). Today, Disney dropped the trailer for the special dropping on Disney+ October 8. Have a look at the mystery and the mayhem below:

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NOC Interview: Matt Dillon on His Documentary Film, ‘El Gran Fellove’

Matt Dillon’s film career has spanned over three decades. The actor has starred in over 50 films such as The Outsiders, Drugstore Cowboy, There’s Something about Mary, Crash, and The House that Jack Built. In 2003, he co-wrote and made his directorial film debut with City of Ghosts. Dillon’s new documentary El Gran Fellove recently had its North American Premiere Screening at the Telluride Film Festival.

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Watch the Official Trailer for ‘Night Teeth’ on Netflix

Night Teeth stars Debby Ryan, Lucy Fry, Alfie Allen, Sydney Sweeney, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., and Megan Fox. Netflix has just shared a new trailer to get fans even more excited about the film’s upcoming premiere. Night Teeth will be released October 20 on the streaming platform.

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Melissa McCarthy and Chris O’Dowd Talk Their New Film, ‘The Starling’

Melissa McCarthy and Chris O’Dowd star in The Starling. The film first premiered at TIFF this year and be released in select theaters on September 17. The Starling will then become available to stream on Netflix starting September 24.

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Catch Jamie Lee Curtis in the Final Trailer for ‘Halloween Kills’

September is almost over, which means October is here, which means it’s officially spooky season. And what better way to ring in said season than with one of the icons of Halloween? Enter Jamie Lee Curtis in the final trailer for Halloween Kills, coming to theaters and streaming only on Peacock, October 15. The franchise’s latest installment is the 12th in a series that has come to encapsulate the true spirit of the night it’s named after.

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Nothing is Black and White in Monochromatic Trailer for ‘Passing’

Being “white-passing” comes with a certain kind of privilege. One that can mean the difference between a life of discrimination or a life of luxury. Such a privilege is the topic of discussion in Passing, the brand new film based on the book by Nella Larsen, coming to Netflix and select theaters later this year.

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‘When I’m A Moth’ is Beautiful but Doesn’t Say Anything

Waking from a dream never felt so unfinished as it did when I reached the end credits of When I’m A Moth, an independent film directed by Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak, written by Cotler. It’s a film that on paper has all the markings of being an arthouse darling — a small cast, eerie poetic dream visuals, pontifications on choice and fate with a going nowhere protagonist and yet, as I rose from my seat afterwards, it felt as if I was remembering a half dream. Unable to finish the thought of what it wanted to be but fascinated by the parts I could remember.

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Thoughts and Reactions to Watching ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ For the First Time

Two years ago, in the midst of the Keanussance, I took the red pill and didn’t look back when I watched The Matrix for the first time. It was an intense yet awesome first showing and it has since come to be one of my favorite films.

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Man or Beast? The Official Trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ Debuts

STEP RIGHT UP, FOLKS, BECAUSE GUILLERMO DEL TORO IS BACK!

There’s not much more I need to say to generate excitement in fans all over the globe, including yours truly!

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New Official Poster for ‘Last Night in Soho’ Drops

We are gearing up for the release of Edgar Wright’s latest masterpiece, Last Night in Soho! After earning rave reviews out of the Venice Film Festival, Wright is ready to shake up cinema once again for audiences everywhere, as the film makes its debut on October 29!

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Date for Viet Film Fest 2021 Free Virtual Launch Party is Set

The Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association (VAALA) is hosting a free virtual launch party for the Viet Film Fest 2021 on Thursday, September 23. The evening will include the debut of the highly anticipated Viet Film Fest 2021 festival trailer, and the announcement of all the official curated film sets as well as nominations for Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Actor, and Best Actress. The event, which celebrates Vietnamese voices and stories in cinema, will be hosted by The Song Collective co-founder Carolina Do, with performances by rapper Suboi, Nodey, Avin Lu, and Thang Dao. 

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‘Wildwood’ Confirmed as Next Film from Laika


I’ve said it numerous times before. Laika is the most exciting animation studio working today. Their work is always bold, beautiful, daring, and original. And at a time when Pixar is starting to be hit and miss, to the point where the prospect of a future projects tends to raise eyebrows more than excitement levels, the announcement of a new Laika project continues to thrill!

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Here’s the Official Trailer and Poster for Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’

The Walt Disney Company has just shared a new trailer, poster, and stills for Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of the iconic musical, West Side Story. The screenplay comes from Tony Kushner and will tell the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. The cast includes Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Josh Andrés Rivera, Ana Isabelle, Corey Stoll, Brian d’Arcy James, and Rita Moreno.

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‘Batman: Year One’ Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Special Commemorative Edition

How is a legend created? What separates an individual from the rest of life and history to become something truly greater than flesh and bone? Ten years ago, Warner Bros. released the animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One, and in that film, all of those answers were discovered. And to this day, the story and legend of the Batman has gripped audiences by their collective cores and continues to take them on the greatest ride imaginable.

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Check Out the Official Trailer for Netflix’s ‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’

Netflix has just shared the official trailer and key art for There’s Someone Inside Your House. The film is based on Stephanie Perkins’ New York Times best-selling novel of the same title and written for the screen by Henry Gayden. Patrick Brice serves as director and There’s Someone Inside Your House is produced by James Wan’s Atomic Monster and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps. The cast includes Sydney Park, Théodore Pellerin, Asjha Cooper, Dale Whibley, Jesse LaTourette, Diego Josef, Burkely Duffield, Sarah Dugdale, William MacDonald, Andrew Dunbar, and Markian Tarasiuk.

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NOC Interview: Ben Hardy and Natasha Liu Bordizzo Discuss Their New Film, ‘The Voyeurs’

Ben Hardy and Natasha Liu Bordizzo star in the new Amazon Original movie, The Voyeurs. The erotic thriller began streaming September 10 on Prime Video. Audiences will be left with the intriguing question, “Is it okay to watch?”

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NOC Review: ‘Malignant’ is a Bloody Bonkers B-Movie Blast

Recently during a roundtable discussion with director James Wan, Wan went on the record to say he thought Malignant would be polarizing. And if you were to take into account the films Wan has done post-Insidious, as well as the marketing campaigns that have been released for the film, it’s clear to see why he’d think that. Based on trailers and the past 10 years of Wan’s filmography, you’d think you were walking into a creepy jump-scare fueled haunted house film. But that’s not the film Wan wanted to create, nor is it the one he created.

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‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Trailer Shows an Unlikely Friendship with Technology

The trailer to Disney and 20th Century Studios’ Ron’s Gone Wrong has finally been released today. The film, which centers on the friendship between the titular rogue robot (Zach Galifanakis) and socially awkward junior-high student Barney (Jack Dylan Graze), marks the first animated feature from Locksmith Animation in association with Disney and 20th Century Studios.

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NOC Interview: Tye Sheridan on His New Film, ‘The Card Counter’

Tye Sheridan portrays Cirk in Focus Features’ The Card Counter. The film is a new dark thriller that comes from Paul Schrader and deals with both the idea of redemption and revenge. The Card Counter will be released in theaters on September 10.

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Why Asian Americans Feel Compelled to Defend ‘Shang-Chi’

Recently and on their own initiative, my 11-year old child became interested in Greek mythology. As a single co-parent father continually desperate for reasons to relate to and bond with my child, this delighted me, because by coincidence I became infatuated with Greek myths when I was young. As a broke Vietnamese refugee nerd kid, I’d go to the Franklin library and read up about the messed up Gods, the flawed heroes, the fantastic creatures.

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A Conversation with the ‘Malignant’ Mr. Wan

This Friday marks the release of the next highly anticipated horror classic from director James Wan — the man who brought you Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring! The movie not only represents a return to horror for Wan, who has been crushing the action game with Aquaman and Furious 7, but also a return to smaller, original titles as well. To commemorate this, Wan was able to meet with members of the press, including The Nerds of Color, to discuss his triumphant return to horror as well as his general love for the genre, and the chilling inspirations behind Malignant!

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