Francis Ford Coppola’s new gothic thriller ‘Twixt’, starring Elle Fanning and Val Kilmer has opened in France to great reviews.

Le Monde said:

“Some say it’s ugly. That this crude picture, these effects cheap, Val Kilmer bloated face emerged from purgatory for the occasion of Hollywood, are a depressing poverty. And yet that’s the beauty that endears this film. A fragile beauty, poignant, totally romantic. Twixt is a Gothic poem shot in digital and transfigured by the sheer gravity of the young Elle Fanning (this amazing child star revealed by Sofia Coppola in Somewhere, recently updated in Super 8, JJ Abrams, who has just blown its thirteenth candle).

The images have the metal texture of raw pixel, but in the hands of the great goldsmith sensual what Coppola, this material becomes gold. This is because it sparkles so, because it might upset too, she calls a counterpoint some patterns ugly.

Third film of Francis Ford Coppola since his conversion to digital five years ago and his new credo of artistic independence and financial Twixt thus combines the beauty and ugliness, the trivial and the sublime, the comic and the tragic … It could be so inept, since this second birth, the author of The Godfather was not floating in a wonderful state of grace.

Desiring, against all logic, to remake films like if a student, he arrived there in a sense. Twixt the cool done well reminiscent of his early films of the era Corman (including Dementia 13). Only she has been enriched by the wisdom, experience and memory of man ageless what has become its author.

With Youth Without Youth and Tetro, his two previous films, Twixt form a trilogy in which there is a damaged relationship between father and child, a dizzying reflection on time, the systematic use of still shots and frequent in black and white. .. Of the three, however, it is the most moving, most original, most successful.

The original film, as the filmmaker evokes, is to find in a dream he had where he appeared to a young girl with her mouth full of metal rings and the American poet Edgar Allan Poe. And also in the interpretation he has made, combining these visions to the death of his son Gian-Carlo (in 1986, in a speedboat accident), and the guilt he has himself designed.

Twixt begins when Hans Baltimore (Val Kilmer), writer of novels of witchcraft poor languishing in alcoholism since the death of his daughter, arrives in a U.S. town to sign his latest book. The town has nothing notable if the belfry of his church was not flanked by five clocks displaying different times, if a group of young Satanists had not installed the other side of the lake, and if Edgar Allan Poe had not stayed there during his lifetime. For the rest, nothing to report, not even a bookstore. In front of the book section of the hardware that Hans Baltimore moved to autograph his book.

Disgusted with himself, he wants to end his career as a writer station. But his wife calls, videoconference intermediary, a new novel. To pay the bills, she says, if he did not comply, to sell its most valuable asset: a first edition of poems by Walt Whitman. To stage these conversations, Coppola chooses the split-screen, thus isolating his characters on either side of the screen, separated by a border, fixing both the camera instead of watching. How better to suggest the lack of communication within the couple deliquescent? The film is full of fun little finds like this (including a particularly hilarious on the writer at work), which gives it its bright and sparkling tone.

Baltimore therefore yield to pressure from his wife, and it is in this small town that is the subject of his new novel.

The sheriff, an oddball who engages in his spare time to writing thrillers, it furnishes the starting point. He tells a group of children was murdered and claims, in exchange elements of its investigation, to be recognized co-author of the book.

Faithful to the precepts that Coppola lavishes publicly in recent years, Baltimore appropriates the idea without the slightest intention to compensate the sheriff. In fact, it is conducting its own investigation into a series of dreams and alcoholic medicated, where he meets the ghost of a murdered child – “a” young vampire teeth of steel played by Elle Fanning – and Edgar Allan Poe (Ben Chaplin) who serves as his literary coach.

Coppola’s personal story, and those of his anti-hero characters he invents himself in his novel are reflected in a complex game of mirrors. To the point, to represent the death of the daughter of the writer, explosive return of the repressed to which advance the film, the filmmaker recreates precisely that of his own son.

Between fiction, dream, memory, where lies the truth? These three terms are they really disjointed? How to distinguish them in a world where we live several time frames at the same time? These questions were already running in his two previous films, but who find in this story of grief, creative and lovely ghosts reflected the most successful, the clearest, the most overwhelming.

The film currently has no US release date.

The film adaptation of Wicked is currently in production and Stephen Schwartz revealed at Comic Con that the film will feature plenty of new songs!

Warm up those vocal pipes and get your best “Defying Gravity” cape dry cleaned, the Wicked film is gearing up for production at long last! The Broadway hit, currently in its 13th year, has had audiences clamoring for a filmed production since Idina Menzel Kristin Chenoweth brought Elphba and Glinda to life. Now, that dream is becoming a reality, but probably not with the original cast.

At the CW3PR’s 8th Annual Behind-The-Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection Panel at Comic Con, Stephen Schwartz the man behind the music of Wicked appeared to announce that the film will feature songs both old and new. The “old” of course includes songs from the stage production such as “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and most likely, “One Fine Day.” But it also includes songs that were written and cut from the production before its Broadway opening.

Winnie Holzman will be writing the screenplay as she also wrote the book to the stage show based on Gregory Maguire’s novel. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) is attached to direct.

You can watch Schwartz’s announcement from the panel below!

Now its time to start some casting speculations! It is my hope that the casting director sticks with strong Broadway talent to carry the roles. The musical has enough of a following to garner a strong viewership, but it also wouldn’t hurt to throw Menzel and Chenoweth in for a cameo or two!

Wicked is expected to hit theaters in December 2019.

U! S! A! U! S! A! A new Fantastic Beasts poster debuting at San Diego Comic-Con has American pride peppered into the design, giving us a hint at the film’s plot.

The film’s official social media channels unveiled Fantastic Beasts’ SDCC poster on Friday morning, just a day before the movie hosts a panel at the conference with the cast and crew. Presumably these posters will be handed out on the show floor, and/or at the Fantastic Beasts event.

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There’s a lot to unpack in this poster, which features Newt and a brightly lit “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sign.

Newt is looking over his shoulder in the middle, holding a wand in one hand and a suitcase (with a beast trying to get out!) in the other. Supporting characters Graves, Jacob, Queenie, and Tina appear in the wings. Also here: Our very first looks at two female characters. We believe the one in the bottom left is Mary Lou, played by Samantha Morton. The guy on the right is Credence played by Ezra Miller.

So what’s with the American flags? They’re not only to remind fans that the movie is set in New York — We believe they’re teasing an election of some sort. The last Fantastic Beasts trailer briefly depicted a political event (See a screenshot below). We’re guessing an election will be taking place over the course of the movie with possible ramifications for the well-being of the North American Wizarding World.

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Fantastic Beasts opens this November. Return to Hypable on Saturday to check out our coverage of everything that happens during the movie’s panel!

Have a round, or two, with Lin-Manuel Miranda when he steps in to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton on Drunk History.

Comedy Central is keeping Lin-Manuel Miranda connected to Hamilton for a little while longer by setting the scribe up on the next season of Drunk History to spin another verse about the founding father. The show will concentrate on the rivalry between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel that resulted in SPOILER Hamilton’s death.

Hamilton was the first subject that the series took on in season one. With the rising success of the Broadway hit, fans clamored for Lin-Manuel Miranda to give Alexander Hamilton a reprise on the series.

Miranda is not throwing away his shot at telling another version of Hamilton’s decision to throw away his on the shores of New Jersey in 1804. Even though Miranda stepped away from the show on July 9, we expect to see him sticking close to the production for quite a while, especially as the show begins performances across the nation.

Miranda was not the only guest announced for Drunk History‘s fourth season. Joining him will be Aubrey Plaza, Ben Folds, Billie Joe Armstrong, Busy Phillips, Dave Grohl, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Charles, Mae Whitman, Michael Cera, Rachel Bilson, and Tony Hale, to name a few.

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Drunk History returns for its fourth season on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.