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Timothée Chalamet Is A Heartthrob Cannibal In Bones & All Trailer



The Bones & All teaser trailer reveals the first footage of Timothée Chalamet’s romantic cannibal in his reunion with director Luca Guadagnino. The two first collaborated on the 2017 LGBTQ+ romantic drama Call Me By Your Name, which resulted in Oscar nominations for both Chalamet and Guadagnino. Now, the actor and director have reunited for another coming-of-age romance based on an acclaimed novel. Bones & All was written by Camille DeAngelis and adapted for the screen by Guadagnino’s frequent screenwriter David Kajganich.


Chalamet and Escape Room‘s Taylor Russell lead the Bones & All cast as Lee and Maren, two young cannibals living on the margins of society who meet and set out together on a thousand-mile road trip. The film touts an impressive supporting cast that includes Mark Rylance, Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland, Jessica Harper, Chloë Sevigny, Francesca Scorsese, and Halloween director David Gordon Green. The first Bones & All images revealing Chalamet and Russell’s lovesick flesh eaters arrived late last month, but now audiences are finally getting a glimpse of some footage.

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A month ahead of the film’s premiere, Chalamet shared the first Bones & All trailer on Twitter. The 30-second teaser reveals the first footage of Chalamet and Russell’s infatuated teenage cannibals as they embark on a perilous cross-country odyssey, featuring an original score by Oscar winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Watch the trailer below:

There are only two lines of dialogue spoken in the 30-second teaser, beginning with Lee asking his love interest, “You don’t think I’m a bad person?” and ending with Maren’s reply, “All I think is that I love you.” Still, the trailer’s short runtime is more than enough give audiences an idea of Bones & All‘s overall tone, which includes some prevalent horror vibes largely due to Rylance’s unsettling character. Romance and horror seem to be Guadagnino’s preferred genres, so an amalgam of the two would an appropriate next step for the director. His past two feature films were Suspiria, a supernatural horror, and Call Me By Your Name, a slow burn romantic drama.

In between Bones & All‘s tenderly romantic moments, it appears there will be plenty of thrills as Lee and Maren have to evade the many dangers lurking in the “back roads, hidden passages and trap doors of Ronald Reagan’s America,” as the official synopsis indicates. Based on this first footage, Bones & All is shaping up to be another must-see collaboration between Chalamet and Guadagnino. The film is set for a world premiere at the Venice Film Festival next month, after which it will be released in theaters on November 23.

Source: Timothée Chalamet/Twitter

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Muppet Christmas Carol Cast Reveal Their Favorite Songs On 30th Anniversary



The Muppet Christmas Carol Muppets reveal their favorite song from the holiday film. Released in 1992, Muppet Christmas Carol has become one of the most popular reiterations of the classic Charles Dickens tale. Starring Sir Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge, The Muppet Christmas Carol produced a soundtrack that remains a staple with fans during the holiday season. Directed by Brian Henson, the charming musical stars Kermit as Bob Cratchit, Gonzo as Charles Dickens, Robin as Tiny Tim, and Miss Piggy as Mrs. Cratchit.


Now, the Muppet Christmas Carol cast opens up about making the feature-length Muppets film. In a delightful interview for Entertainment Weekly, Ted Lasso star Brett Goldstein sits down with the Muppet Christmas Carol cast on the film’s 30th anniversary. Reflecting on the Muppet Christmas Carol’s legacy, the Muppets share their experience working with Caine, filming in London, and performing their stunts. Speaking on the film’s soundtrack, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Robin, and Gonzo share their picks for their favorite. Check out the Muppets’ answers to their favorite Muppet Christmas Carol songs below:

GOLDSTEIN: What’s your favorite song in the film? Do you have a favorite?

KERMIT: Yeah, they’re all great, in my opinion. It all comes down to our good friend Paul Williams. It was the first time that we’d worked with him since The Muppet Movie. Paul, he’s always been able to take a special feeling and turn it into beautiful music. If you ask me, Paul and [composer] Miles Goodman made every one of those songs a new classic.

MISS PIGGY: Oh, I agree with Kermit, but if I had to pick one song, then I choose, “It Feels Like Christmas.” I’ve always believed that every day should feel like Christmas: joy, glad tidings, and especially —

KERMIT: Lots of presents.

MISS PIGGY: That’s right, Kermit. How did you know?

KERMIT: Well, I’ve known you a long time.

GOLDSTEIN: What about you, Gonzo? What’s your favorite song?

GONZO Well, I’m with Kermit. They’re all great songs. I’m a little bit disappointed, though, that my big solo number, “I’m Charles Dickens and You’re Not,” got cut from the final film.

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Why The Muppet Christmas Carol Soundtrack Was So Successful

Michael Caine with Muppets

Indeed, the Muppet Christmas Carol cast had a great selection of songs to choose from. Written by Paul Williams, the memorable soundtrack includes “One More Sleep ’til Christmas,” “Thankful Heart,” and “It Feels Like Christmas.” Crafted by Williams and Miles Goodman, the collection of songs remains relevant during the holiday season. Last year, the fully remastered soundtrack of The Muppet Christmas Carol was released on vinyl, much to the delight of fans.

Of course, the Muppet Christmas Carol song catalog can’t be discussed without mentioning the lost song “When Love Is Gone.” Sung in Christmas pasts by Scrooge’s fiancé Belle (Meredith Braun), the song is a pivotal turning point for Ebenezer Scrooge. Omitted from the theatrical cut and DVD versions, the ballad will finally be restored for The Muppet Christmas Carol extended cut for Disney+. When asked about “When Love Is Gone” by Goldstein, Gonzo cleverly answered, “Well, if I had any idea it was cannon, I would have made them keep it in the movie.”

For now, Muppet Christmas Carol fans can enjoy the titular cast sharing their hysterical, thoughtful, and insightful input on the making of the iconic film three decades later. Each year, streaming services continue to dole out new holidays film, but longtime classics, such as Home Alone, A Christmas Story, and The Muppet Christmas Carol have stood the test of time and remain staples during the festive season. The Muppet Christmas Carol and its clever storytelling can be enjoyed this holiday season on Disney+.

Source: EW

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How Violent Night Changes Santa’s Origin (& Explains Why He’s SO Brutal)



Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers for Violent Night.

Violent Night makes a pivotal change to Santa Claus’ origins to explain his penchant for brutal violence. The film is directed by Norwegian filmmaker Tommy Wirkola, best known for the 2009 Nazi zombie horror-comedy Dead Snow and its 2014 sequel, as well as 2013’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Violent Night inserts Santa Claus (David Harbour) into a Die Hard-like situation against a gang of mercenaries, which unveils a violent new twist on the seemingly jolly old elf’s backstory.


In one of the quieter scenes of Violent Night, where David Harbour’s Santa is nursing wounds and speaking to trapped child Trudy (Leah Brady) on a walkie-talkie, Santa reveals that he was once a fearsome Viking named Nikamund the Red. Santa experiences great regret for this brutal and ruthless period of his life, which likely explains how this version of Santa is a borderline alcoholic, more interested in having brandy with cookies than milk. However, Trudy suggests to Santa that he can use this dark side of himself to do good, setting the stage for the violent chaos of the rest of the film.

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Violent Night’s Santa Was Once At The Top Of The Naughty List

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David Harbour in Violent Night

Accompanied by flashbacks of Nikamund the Red in his Viking garb, Santa speaks with pride and regret about how he would smash into the heads of his enemies with his mighty hammer, adding that he would have been at the very top of Santa Claus’ own naughty list. This is a time in Santa’s life that he would rather forget, with him fully embracing the Viking stereotype of pillaging, plundering, and killing, feeding his violent side. However, thanks to Trudy and her family held hostage by Mr. Scrooge (John Leguizamo), Santa taps into his dark past for a good reason.

How Violent Night’s Santa Returns To His Viking Roots

David Harbour as Santa Clause, holding a mallet in Violent Night.

The turning point of Violent Night comes after the arrival of a heavily-armed extraction team, who reveal themselves to be in cahoots with the mercenaries. Distraught over the many added names to his naughty list, Santa takes shelter in a shed, only to come face-to-face with a sledgehammer. This awakens the violent Viking within and Santa Claus’ true nature in Violent Night, and with Bryan Adams’ 1985 holiday hit “Christmas Time” ironically playing in the background, the movie begins to live up to its title with a gory action scene consisting of smashed heads, candy cane stabbings, ice skate beheadings, and a mercenary going through a snowblower.

It would have been easy for Violent Night to simply be a homage to Die Hard with Santa in the John McClaine role and be done with it. However, giving Santa Claus a Viking backstory adds extra layers to his character, especially as he is willing to delve into his dark past and resurrect that forgotten part of himself to save Trudy and her family. This unleashing of Santa’s Viking roots helps to make Violent Night a bloody good time.

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Cut Black Adam R-Rated Scene Details Revealed By VFX Artist



Black Adam VFX artists detail one particularly gruesome R-rated scene that had to be cut from the final film. Earning mostly negative reviews from critics but a positive response from audiences, Dwayne Johnson’s debut DCU movie hit theaters this past October. The film sees Johnson take on the role of Teth-Adam, an ancient Egyptian bestowed with god-like powers who is released from his tomb to dish out his ruthless form of justice upon the modern world. Before the movie was even released, it was revealed that Black Adam originally earned an R-rating for violence before being edited down to a PG-13.


Now, VFX artists who worked on the film, including Greg Teegarden and Niko Kalaitzidis, share details to Befores & Afters on one particular R-rated Black Adam scene that had to be cut. The artists go into detail about an arm dismemberment scene from the anti-hero’s fight with a group of mercenaries fairly early on in the film and explain that there was one specific detail that pushed the moment beyond PG-13. Check out the comments from Teegarden and Kalaitzidis below:

Greg Teegarden: “They had a prosthetic arm on set. They must have dropped it 20 or 30 times, and it just always looked like a dummy arm. And so we decided, ‘You know what, we can fix this.’ We already had the merc asset. It wasn’t a big deal to just tear an arm off and just line it up where he was connected to the shoulder and add some ‘tasteful’ gore to it. Then that way when it dropped on the ground, we had complete control over it and it didn’t look like a piece of rubber hitting the ground.

“So, we’re sitting in dailies one day and I said to Nikos, ‘It’d be really funny if, when it hit the ground, it felt like he had a little bit of a last little twitch in his finger.’ Arda, our anim sup, he’s like, ‘Yeah, I can do that.’ So he does that and we’re all like, ‘That looks great.’ So we showed it to Bill Westenhofer, who showed it to Jaume, everybody loved it. It was in the movie and then it got MPAA’ed. You can’t have a disembodied hand laying on the ground and the finger just all of a sudden twitching. The thing is, it was great because it was perfectly timed comedically.”

Nikos Kalaitzidis: “In the end, they just cut it short. They took out a few frames.”

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Should Black Adam Have Been Rated R?

Teth Adam holding the charred skeleton of a mercenary in his hand in Black Adam (2022)

It’s relatively rare for a superhero movie to earn an R-rating, with the DCU’s most recent attempt being James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, a movie that earned positive reviews but disappointed at the box office. In many ways, Johnson’s debut as Teth-Adam seems like the perfect opportunity to embrace the R-rating once more. Johnson, who worked for years to get Black Adam made, teased for months ahead of its release that his anti-hero would pull no punches and be decidedly more brutal than other DC heroes. Although an R-rated Black Adam is an exciting proposition, keeping the film PG-13 was probably the best decision.

In addition to promoting his hero as being more ruthless than those who came before him, Johnson also teased that Black Adam would essentially kickstart a new era for the DCU. Not only does this manifest itself in the form of the introduction of the Justice Society of America, but the movie’s talked-about post-credits scene finally sees the return of Henry Cavill’s Superman to the DCU after a 5-year absence. By avoiding the R-rating for Black Adam, Johnson’s character can more easily co-exist alongside these other heroes and share the screen with them moving forward without any jarring tonal shifts or changes to the amount of violence. Maintaining a shared PG-13 rating across projects also means DCU movies can tell larger, overarching stories without younger audiences missing out.

Another reason Black Adam is better off having avoided the R-rating, especially in hindsight, is the rating’s potential impact on box office performance. Generally speaking, superhero films are rated PG-13 or below in order to allow a wider variety of audiences to be able to experience the movie, thus making it more likely the film will earn its budget back and be profitable. Although not a flop by any means, Black Adam‘s box office has been somewhat disappointing, an outcome that may have been even worse had the movie been rated R.

Source: Befores & Afters

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