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The Best of Movie Poster of the Day: Part 21

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Above: Chinese poster for Spirited Away; artist: Zao Dao.The most popular poster to date on my Movie Poster of the Day Instagram, by a dragon’s length, with more than double the amount of likes of its closest contender, was this gorgeous Chinese poster (and its color variant which you can see here) for Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (2001), which apparently just got a Chinese theatrical release eighteen years after it was made. The posters were painted by the young Chinese comic book artist Zao Dao who you can, and should, read more about here.I was happy to see Renato Casaro’s prop poster for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood’s film-within-the-film Kill Me Now Ringo, Said the Gringo—which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago—make such an impression, as well as another of my favorite Casaros painted forty years earlier, for Screamers, a.k.
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First ‘Little Monsters’ Trailer Features Lupita Nyong’o as the Dream Zombie Apocalypse Savior

If you thought Jim Jarmusch had the market cornered on zombie horror comedies this year with The Dead Don't Die, think again. Arriving in November is another truly wild entry into the horror-comedy genre: Little Monsters, starring Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Gad, and Alexander England, and directed by Abe Forsythe. The first trailer for Little Monsters arrived this week after premiering at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The trailer features Nyong'o (in what looks like a refreshingly funny turn for the typically serious star) as the eternally optimistic elementary school teacher Miss Caroline, who is overseeing …
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Lupita Nyong'o Protects Kids from Zombies in Little Monsters [Trailer]

It's the year of the zombie comedy. First there was Jim Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die (review), then there's Zombieland: Double Tap (trailer) coming in October with yet a third to follow: Little Monsters.

Written and directed by Abe Forsythe, Little Monsters stars Lupita Nyong'o as Miss Caroline, a daycare leader taking a group of children to a petting zoo but when a zombie outbreak begins, she finds herself protecting said children from the flesh-eaters - alongside a washed-up musician, played by Stephen Peacocke, and a kids show personality, played by J
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‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Rises on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital This September

The zombie comedy The Dead Don't Die from filmmaker Jim Jarmusch is coming to Digital on September 3rd followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release a week later on September 10th. A 4K Ultra HD version is not in the cards for this release.

The Dead Don't Die prides itself in having collected the "greatest zombie cast ever disassembled." That ensemble includes Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat, and Tom Waits.

A trio of bonus features are shared across all formats so there are no exclusives to worry about. They are:

Bill Murray: Zombie Hunting Action Star – Bill Murray discusses his fear of being typecast as an action hero.

Behind-the-Scenes of The Dead Don’t Die – A collection of behind the scenes moments from the set
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The Dead Don’T Die Arrives on Digital September 3rd and Blu-ray & DVD on September 10th

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment announces the home media release of The Dead Don't Die, hitting digital services on September 3rd, with a Blu-ray an DVD release to follow on September 10th. Here's the official announcement and cover art:

Universal City, California, July 25, 2019 – A quiet town finds itself under attack from the undead with the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled in the comedy, The Dead Don’T Die, arriving on Digital on September 3, 2019 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on September 10, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Showcasing exclusive bonus features not seen in theaters including insight from the cast and filmmakers, as well as a closer look at the making of the film that takes fans deeper into this “giddy apocalypse with no way out”. Starring Academy Award®† winner Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Chloë Sevigny, Thedead Don’T Die is a “hilariously fun” and irreverent film unlike any you’ve seen before.
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A Change of Scenery, a Commitment to Service and a Social Media Cleanse: Inside Selena Gomez's Year of Rebuilding

A Change of Scenery, a Commitment to Service and a Social Media Cleanse: Inside Selena Gomez's Year of Rebuilding
Selena Gomez needed a change. While she'd been a bit omnipresent recently, sitting down for a handful of interviews to promote her new movie The Dead Don't Die, released in mid-June, there was a moment where fans wondered when, if ever, she might return to her spotlight. It's not as though her retreat wasn't understandable. After all, 2017 and the early bits of 2018 weren't exactly the easiest for her. She'd undergone a kidney transplant, gone through a breakup with The Weeknd, rekindled things with Justin Bieber for a brief moment in time, entered into treatment for depression and anxiety, and had been working at a breakneck pace to try and finish up an album to succeed her 2015 smash...
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Austin Butler Is Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's King of Rock & Roll Biopic

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Austin Butler Is Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's King of Rock & Roll Biopic
Baz Luhrmann has chosen Austin Butler to star in his upcoming Elvis biopic. The untitled project has already had its eyes on Tom Hanks to play manager Colonel Tom Parker, but it is unclear if Hanks has officially signed on to the movie or not. Butler reportedly went through many screen tests before getting the part of the King of Rock N' Roll. Luhrmann is directing the biopic from a script he co-wrote with Craig Pearce.

It was previously reported Harry Styles and Ansel Elgort were the frontrunners for the Elvis biopic. While Baz Luhrmann was impressed with everyone who tested to play Elvis on the big screen, it was Austin Butler who checked all the right boxes for the director. Luhrmann released a statement and had this to say about casting Austin Robert Butler.

"I knew I couldn't make this film if the casting wasn't absolutely right, and we
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Are Summer Blockbusters Getting Worse?

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Are Summer Blockbusters Getting Worse?
While many people view summer as the time to relax, go on vacation and get some sun, this time of year is also known for another reason: its massive blockbusters. Many big studios take advantage of the time when kids are off of school to release some of their biggest box office draws in order to get the largest profit they can, which is why so many massive movies tend to be released between May and August. However, for whatever reason, these summer blockbusters seem to be getting worse and worse every year.

This year, a majority of the summer blockbusters have been major let downs. Movies like Men In Black: International, Shaft, Anna, Ma, Dark Phoenix, The Dead Don't Die and Godzilla: King of the Monsters were all met with horrendously negative reviews from critics and audiences alike. We've only seen a few decently good summer blockbusters so far this year,
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Harry Styles & Ansel Elgort Amongst Frontrunners to Play Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's Biopic

Harry Styles & Ansel Elgort Amongst Frontrunners to Play Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's Biopic
Several names are in the running to play Elvis Presley in an upcoming Warner Bros. movie, and a final decision will reportedly be made by next week. Director Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby) filmed a group of actors for the part recently to screen each one's potential ability to play Elvis. While it isn't clear how many names overall were tested, there were four standout names who seem to be among the top candidates for the casting. According to a new report, the names being considered include Ansel Elgort, Austin Butler, Miles Teller, and Harry Styles.

Ansel Elgort is perhaps best known for co-starring with Shailene Woodley in the romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars and as the titular character in Baby Driver. Butler just recently hit the big screen in the zombie comedy movie The Dead Don't Die and will next be seen in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
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Eiff 2019: The Dead Don't Die Feels Lifeless [Review]

With a sense of arch ironic detachment that would make Wes Anderson blush, indie auteur Jim Jarmusch has decided to tackle the genre of the zom-com. Given that Shaun of the Dead was released fifteen years ago (itself terrifying to consider) and Zombieland ten years ago (and to say nothing of 1985's Return of the Living Dead) one might consider Jarmusch rather late to the party. What can be done with a zombie comedy that hasn't already been tried before? Well, arch ironic detachment I suppose.

That is not to say that that The Dead Don't Die is a bad film - it has a tremendous cast, some genuinely funny gags, and manages to evoke the spirit of Romero at several points - but it does feel curiously disinterested in its subject and suffers for this. Occasionally we feel like th
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Rushes: Johnnie To Returns, Rediscovered Claire Denis Film, Zombies

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSJohnnie To on the set of Chihuo Quan Wang.Amidst a flurry of rumors that Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To had retired, news (and images!) has now emerged that he's in post-production on what looks to be a romance set in the world of mixed martial arts. Thanks goes to @dirtylaundri for spotting the fresh IMDb page. if this is real: something to look forward to https://t.co/9zHRWELg0q— nachtisch (@dirtylaundri) June 9, 2019 Recommended VIEWINGClaire Denis' Keep It For Yourself.Online streaming platform Le Cinéma Club has relaunched its website and a new season of selections, starting with Claire Denis's newly restored Keep It For Yourself (starring Vincent Gallo and Sara Driver!), which follows a French woman's excursion to New York City. As the Brooklyn Rail notes, Le Cinéma Club's restoration "is
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10 Zombie Movies That Will Make You Die (Laughing)

Jim Jarmusch is adding his name to the zombie horror-comedy genre with the movie The Dead Don't Die, joining a group of movies that have their fair share of beloved cult classics. People often forget that zombie movies weren't originally about the walking dead, but were Haitian voodoo stories until George Romero reinvented the genre in 1968.

Just one decade after George Romero created the modern day zombie in Night of the Living Dead, spoofs arrived, and those spoofs eventually turned into zombie movies that were bitingly funny but maintained the socio-economical undertones of Romero's classic masterpieces. With some fantastic films in the genre, here are 10 zombie movies that will make you die laughing.
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The Dead Don't Die Original Soundtrack Gets Vinyl Release in September

The Dead Don't Die Original Soundtrack Gets Vinyl Release in September
The Dead Don't Die is writer/director Jim Jarmusch's unique, semi-comic take on the zombie apocalypse genre. As with his recent efforts Only Lovers Left Alive and Paterson, the film's score was composed and performed by Sq&#220Rl, the band Jarmusch and producer Carter Logan founded in 2009. Sacred Bones Records, the same label that released the band's Ep #260 in 2017, is releasing the LP edition of the score.

The score to the The Dead Don't Die is a true expression of where Sq&#220Rl stand at the center of a decade of sonic exploration. It is the culmination of their passion for analog synths, with guitar violence reverberating from the darker corners of Americana. It is at once a tribute to the classic sounds of horror and sci-fi, as well as a decapitation of traditional film scores. It is naturally supernatural.

From their arsenal of tools, Jim Jarmusch and Logan
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Jim Jarmusch: ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ Is ‘the Best of American Cinema of the Last Decade’

Lists declaring the best films of the decade will be coming in more frequently as the year continues, but at least one filmmaker has already weighed in with his pick. In a new interview with Vulture to promote his zombie comedy “The Dead Don’t Die,” writer-director Jim Jarmusch gives praise to David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: The Return” and calls it the single best piece of American cinema over the last 10 years. There’s been much debate over whether or not “Twin Peaks: The Return” is a film or a television series, but as far as Jarmusch is concerned it’s the former.

“Oh, the best of American cinema of the last decade, probably, for me, is ‘Twin Peaks: The Return,’ an 18-hour film that is incomprehensible and dreamlike in the most beautiful, adventurous way,” Jarmusch said. “That is a masterpiece. Why can’t they just give David Lynch whatever money he needs?
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Focus Features Announces Sweepstakes for Coffee & Conversation with The Dead Don’T Die Writer/Director Jim Jarmusch

After taking a unique storytelling angle on vampires with Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch turns his attention to zombies in The Dead Don't Die, and with the horror comedy now in theaters, Focus Features is giving one lucky person the chance to have a coffee and a conversation with writer/director Jim Jarmusch.

To enter for a chance to win a coffee and conversation with Jim Jarmusch (including roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations for two nights), fill out the form at the link below before 3:00pm Pst on June 21st:

https://www.focusfeatures.com/sweeps/the-dead-dont-die_jim-jarmusch-coffee_sweeps

The coffee and conversation is expected to take place in New York, New York, although the city is subject to change. For the full list of rules for this sweepstakes, visit:

https://www.focusfeatures.com/article/sweepstakes-rules_the-dead-dont-die

Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, and produced by Joshua Astrachan and Carter Logan,
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Mib International Scores This Summer's Lowest Weekend Box Office with $28.5M

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Mib International Scores This Summer's Lowest Weekend Box Office with $28.5M
Men in Black: International came in lower than estimated and narrowly managed to obtain the number one spot at this weekend's box office. The sequel earned $28.5 million domestically, while initial estimates had it northward of $30 million. However, overseas, the movie, which stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson was able to secure over $70 million. With that being said, Men In Black: International is by far, the lowest debut of the entire franchise at this point. And the lowest summer opening of 2019 thus far.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 was able to secure the second position this weekend after bringing in $23.8 million. Since debuting two weeks ago, the animated family sequel has earned over $154.5 million globally. Disney's live-action adaptation of Aladdin came in at number three this weekend after bringing in $16.7 million. The remake was not received well initially from the promotional material, but it has been a solid earner
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'Men in Black' & 'Shaft' Become Latest Summer Sequels to Disappoint

'Men in Black' & 'Shaft' Become Latest Summer Sequels to Disappoint
It was another disappointing weekend for a pair of new sequels as both Sony's Men in Black International and WB's Shaft were both unable to reach even the slimmest of studio expectations heading into the weekend.

The weekend is down significantly compared to last year when Incredibles 2 bowed with a record-shattering $182.6 million opening and next weekend will turn to Pixar once again, looking to Toy Story 4 to turn the tide.

Sony's release of Men in Black International debuted with a disappointing $28.5 million from 4,224 locations. By comparison, this is the lowest opening in the franchise by over $20 million as all three of the previous installments opened with over $51 million.

The $110 million production joins a slew of recently released sequels to not only under-perform based on pre-weekend expectations, but severely under-performing based on previous films in the franchise. Entering the weekend the film received mostly negative reviews and
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Selena Gomez Teases the Inspiration For Her New Album: "Huge Moments Happened in My Life"

Can you believe it's been two whole years since Selena Gomez released her singles "Fetish" and "Bad Liar"? And four years since her album Revival - which includes hits like "Hands to Myself" and "Same Old Love" - came out? Well, at long last, it seems the Selena Gomez Music Drought has ended. A few days after the 26-year-old singer and actress told Entertainment Tonight that her new album is "finally done," she sat down with Jimmy Fallon to discuss the inspiration for her fresh batch of songs.

"I'm actually done [with the album]. I'm just relieved, 'cause it took me four years now to even feel at a good place with this album because I had such huge moments that happened in my life personally," she explained of her recent hiatus from the music industry. "How was I gonna capture that? How was I gonna actually feel good about what I was saying?
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No Strangers, Only Paradise: Meet Jim Jarmusch’s Repeat Collaborators

No Strangers, Only Paradise: Meet Jim Jarmusch’s Repeat Collaborators
Love him or hate him, Jim Jarmusch is one of the most fiercely individual filmmakers of his time. Whether it’s turned to New York slackers or the zombie apocalypse, his understated punk rock gaze is instantly recognizable. As he skips between genres without a care in the world, his films are always leisurely, thoughtful, and gleefully aware of their own hipness.

The other common denominator in his eclectic filmography is his collaborators. The director has assembled a team of offbeat musicians, serious actors, and acclaimed crew members that keep coming back to his projects.

With the release of “The Dead Don’t Die,” we looked back at Jarmusch’s past collaborators who returned for the film.
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The Dead Don’t Die Review: The Worst Bill Murray Zombie Movie

The Dead Don't Die, but this lifeless movie with Bill Murray and Adam Driver certainly does.

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When the smoke clears and the very last episodes of The Walking Dead finally air, it might be a prudent idea for filmmakers and TV creatives out there to call a halt on anything related to zombies, walkers, wights, ghouls, and whatever other names they’ve come up in the last decade and a half. Horror’s most popular modern subgenre has almost certainly run its course, with the living dead having used up and burnt out every possible scenario and metaphor thrown at them.

Into this creative rut comes Jim Jarmusch and The Dead Don’t Die, the iconoclastic director’s attempt to both play around in and satirize the concept of the reanimated dead and what they could mean to us today. But one thing is for sure: They
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