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Paramount has released a new featurette and teaser for A Quiet Place 2. Additionally, the studio has also unveiled 3 new international posters for the upcoming horror thriller. We've been treated to a decent amount of footage from the sequel over the past several weeks, but the new teaser may be the most intense yet. We see more of the alien creatures as they hunt for humans, along with more survivors. But, there also seems to be something more sinister waiting just beneath the surface that may not have to do with the aliens at all.
The featurette for A Quiet Place 2 does a good job of bringing fans up to speed, while also serving as a primer for those who have yet to see it. The sequel hits theaters on March 20th, so there's still plenty of time to go back and brush up, which should come in handy since the sequel picks up right where the last one left off. Writer/director John Krasinski reveals how much higher the stakes are this time around, while star Emily Blunt details how everything is ramped up from the last time.RELATED: A Quiet Place: Part II Trailer Has Cillian Murphy Fans Obsessed
Obviously, bringing a newborn baby into the mix isn't exactly the most convenient factor, so that is going to be a large part of the struggle this time around. A Quiet Place 2 follows the Abbott family Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe as they face the terrors of the outside world, continuing their fight for survival in silence. They are forced to venture into the unknown and quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. Things aren't always what they seem, and John Krasinski is pretty sure he came up with a solid sequel story that will hopefully surprise fans of the first installment.
Joining returning cast members Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe are Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou. John Krasinski is also back, but only for flashback scenes since his character did not make it out of the first movie alive. A Quiet Place 2 wasn't originally going to happen with Krasinski's involvement, but the studio, along with Blunt, were able to convince him to return after he revealed his idea to keep the story moving.
As with any sequel, A Quiet Place 2 is going to be measured up against the original. There's no way around it and John Krasinski knows this. However, the promotional footage shown off so far hints that he has made something different that still exists within the same world of the original. Whether it's able to stand on its own remains to be seen, but we don't have to wait much longer to find out. You can check out the featurette, teaser, and new poster below, thanks to the Paramount Pictures YouTube channel.Source: Movieweb
The remake of the 1974 film serves as a companion piece to 'Ready or Not' in re-examining gender dynamics within the genre.
[This story contains spoilers for Black Christmas, Ready or Not and Hustlers]
Horror has long been a space to talk about femininity and gender, whether it's the overt abortion allegory of 1974's It's Alive or the role of the final girl in countless slashers. 2019 has been particularly pointed in how the horror genre uses gender to critique issues affecting women today, and this weekend'sBlack Christmas, a loose reboot of the 1974 Bob Clark-directed sorority horror feature, caps a year that saw a number of films looking at the horrors women face, and their desire to stand up and fight for their rights.
Where the original Black Christmas dealt with sexual harassment and a side plot on abortion, director Sophia Takal and co-writer April Wolfe's take is a pointed critique of today's culture. Their leading lady, Riley Imogen Poots, is a student of Hawthorne College and is a rape survivor. While Riley is still suffering the effects of her trauma, the college has moved on, with the administration not believing her claims and only her sorority sisters and a few others standing in solidarity with her.
Screenwriter Wolfe has said that the movie was inspired by the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court justice accused last year of committing sexual assault as a teenager. It's easy to see this influence reflected onscreen. The fraternity at the center of the movie is one with roots deep in the founding of America. Riley's friend Kris Aleyse Shannon brings up that the founder of Hawthrone owned slaves and his statue, once the centerpiece of the campus, has been removed due to cultural sensitivity. As Riley and her friends are set upon by the frat, it's discovered that their power comes from the statue itself. This blending of the mystical and the historical also popped up earlier this year in the film filmReady or Not. That film also involved a final-esque girl, played by Samara Weaving, being hunted by her rich in-laws.Ready or Not | Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
The family at the center of Ready or Not also have its wealth and, by extension, its power, gifted to them through magical means. The family patriarch effectively sold his soul to a man named Mr. Le Bail who granted him money and prestige. In return, anytime a family member gets married their spouse must “play a game.” Weaving's Grace is the new initiate tasked with surviving a game of hide and seek and, like the women of Black Christmas, realizes that being a woman means she's perceived as lesser. In the world of the rich, powerful, and male, she will always be the sacrificial lamb. So when her husband, a man going presumably against his family and willing to throw away money for love, ultimately turns on...
No one knows when our current situation will come to an end - and experts have emphasized that the timeline will be set not by the government, but by the virus - but at some point, the economy has to reopen. As Dr. Anthony Fauci has stated, there is a tipping point on lockdown measures in the United States.
Hollywood studios probably do not know any better than anyone else when moviegoers will be able to return to normal, but we are now seeing where they are placing their bets. AMC theaters are hoping to re-open by mid-June, while studios are starting to reschedule some of their tentpoles for late summer in anticipation of a return to normal, or at least normal enough to return to movie theaters.
Paramount Studios for its part is gambling that families will be ready to get out of their homes and return to theaters by July 31st, 2020, which is when the studio has rescheduled The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. The studio, however, is being more conservative with Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick, which originally had a June release date. It’s being pushed all the way to December 23rd, knocking out an untitled Chris Pratt film, which has yet to reschedule its date.
However, I really like what Paramount is doing with A Quiet Place Part 2 by scheduling it for Labor Day weekend on September 4th. Typically, Labor Day is one of the slowest weekends of the year at the box office, but Paramount is betting that audiences will be itching to get into theaters that weekend ahead of what we all hope will be a return to school for students.
It’s worth noting that a couple of studios have not yet abandoned their earlier summer dates. Disney’s Soul is still on the docket for June 19th, while Ryan Reynolds’ still has a the 4th of July premiere date set for Free Guy. Hopefully, we will all feel free enough to get back into theaters by Independence Day. The Wonder Woman sequel, meanwhile, has been reset from June to. August 14th, as Warner Brothers also anticipates an all-clear by August.
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As Hollywood studios push back their major releases and movie theater chains close their locations across the country, it seems like it would be a long time before we can go back to the old American tradition of watching movies on the big screen.
But as the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic spreads, an older American moviegoing tradition may be seeing a surprising resurgence: drive-in movie theaters, baby! But instead of the poodle skirts and leather jackets, the remaining drive-in movie theaters are being populated by families who are itching to get out of the house.
Once a common staple of American suburban life or at least, the ones we’ve seen in movies, drive-in theaters are mostly seen as a novelty experience now. There are only 305 drive-in theaters remaining across the country and until now, they were treated as an “anachronistic diversion,” according to the LA Times. But now, they’ve become a boon for self-quarantined families trying to fight off the cabin fever.
The LA Times reports that drive-in theaters are seeing an unexpected surge in popularity, as traditional movie theaters are forced to close in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Owners of drive-ins in California, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri tell the times that they have seen increases in business in recent days. The outlet reports:
Ticket sales Tuesday at the two-screen Paramount Drive-In were “at least double” what they typically would be, said Beau Bianchi, whose family has owned the facility in Paramount since 1946. In all, the drive-in — which offered a double feature on both of its screens — welcomed 136 cars and sold 320 tickets. The family’s neighboring 11-screen indoor cineplex closed Sunday, but Bianchi said he expects business to continue to grow at the drive-in.
But some operators have temporarily closed their drive-ins to comply with government ordinances or in their own business’ interests. There is uncertainty with whether drive-in theaters would fall under the designation of gatherings of 50 people or more, because of the relative isolation that all the guests enjoy, in the privacy of their own cars. Doug Mercille, owner of the Starlite Drive-In in Cadet, Mo., told the LA Times it’s a “gray area.” Some operators “have taken steps to minimize interaction among people, including shutting down or limiting their concessions,” according to the Times. Operators who spoke to The Times they they remain open, but are mindful of restrictions on large gatherings and would close if required to do so. In addition to the CDC’s recommendation against events including 50-plus people, in situations where high-risk populations are involved, the CDC has been cracking down on gatherings of 10 or more people.
But drive-in theaters could still be hit hard if...