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Best Movies Of 2016 … So Far – Baadasssss’ Picks
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Hail, Caesar! Movie Review Movies of 2016 Scarlett Johansson

The Summer of 2016 is over and the Fall movie season is upon us. As the studios and indies prepare to unleash the prestige pictures and family friendly blockbusters they have been holding on for this moment, I’m taking a look back at the ten best films I’ve seen so far this year. Please bear in mind that there are titles like The Neon Demon and Hell or High Water that I would love to see, but have not yet received the opportunity to do so. Who knows? They might just make my end of the year list. But, for now, here’s my picks for the 10 Best Movies of 2016 … So Far.

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Blu-ray Review: The Witch
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The Witch

The Witch
Blu-ray | DVD
Directed by Robert Eggers
Written by Robert Eggers
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson
Distributor: Lionsgate
Rated R | 92 Minutes
Release Date: May 17, 2016

Filmed on a low budget at locations in rural Ontario, Canada, the restrained chills and atmospheric tension of the film festival sensation, The Witch (or The VVitch: A New-England Folktale, as it was originally titled) made a mighty impression on critics and audiences willing to embrace a more cerebral form of modern horror. Now, this terrifying tale of a despairing evil that overcomes a devout Christian family trying to forge their survival off of an unforgiving land comes home to Blu-ray, where chances are it will gain an even larger following.

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Movie Review: The Witch
Adam Frazier   |  

The Witch Movie Review

The Witch
Director: Robert Eggers
Screenwriter: Robert Eggers
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson
Distributor: A24 Films
Rated R | 93 Minutes
Release Date: February 19, 2016

Written and directed by Robert Eggers, The Witch is an exquisitely crafted exercise in dread. Set in 17th century New England, the film stars Ralph Ineson as William, a Puritan farmer who, upon threat of banishment by the church, must leave his colonial plantation.

He relocates his wife, Katherine (Kate Dickie), and their children to a secluded plot of land on the edge of the wilderness. Unsettling things begin to happen — the crops rot, goats give blood instead of milk, and the youngest child disappears as another becomes possessed by an unknown evil. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, the grief-stricken family accuses Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy), the oldest daughter, of witchcraft.

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‘The Witch’ Trailer: What 17th Century Horror Looks Like Without CGI Or Cheap Scares
eelyajekiM   |  

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A24 has released a new trailer for Robert EggersThe Witch, which is being hailed as one of the most anticipated films of 2016. Set in 17th Century New England, a deeply religious mother and father believe that a dark force has descending on their plantation located deep within an ominous forest. Soon the heads of the family believe that their eldest daughter has become possessed by evil spirits, and start to accuse her of witchcraft. Something that she adamantly denies.

Based on the trailer, The Witch is a bit unconventional horror film that doesn’t rely on cheap jump scares, but rather a cold unnerving chill that will continue to build until the moment is right. Check out the latest trailer for film below.

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‘The Witch’ Trailer: A Dark New England Folktale Horror
The Movie God   |  

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A trailer has been released for a new horror film titled The Witch, and it looks like the type of movie that could potentially latch itself onto your brain for a while after seeing it.

The movie is described as a New England folktale, but sadly that’s the only thing we have to go on at the moment apart from the trailer itself. It’s directed by Robert Eggers, his feature directorial debut (he’s also set to direct a remake of Nosferatu), and stars Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie, who played Dagmer Cleftjaw and Lysa Arryn on HBO’s Game of Thrones, as well as Anya Taylor-Joy, Harvey Scrimshaw, Lucas Dawson, Ellie Grainger, and Julian Richlings.

You can watch the trailer for The Witch and also see a poster for the movie below.

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New Line To Re-Imagine ‘The Nutcracker And The Mouse King’
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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

New Line Cinema recently heard a pitch from Darren Lemke that presented a concept for a live-action re-imagining of beloved fairy tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The pitch hit its mark solid and New Line acquired the idea and is moving forward with it. This new vision is expected to be of the action/adventure/fantasy variety and be presented in the same style as movies like The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

The original Nutcracker tale was written in 1816 by E.T.A. Hoffmann and centers around a 12-year-old girl named Marie and her 8-year-old brother, Fritz, as they eagerly await the year’s Christmas gift from their clockmaker/inventor father. He presents them with a specially crafted castle with mechanical people moving around it as if always tending to the day’s chores. Marie notices a Nutcracker and asks her father about it, who offers her the responsibility of caring for the doll. Later that night, Marie discovers that there is much more to the Nutcracker as he and many other dolls come to life to do battle with the mice, who are lead by the seven-headed Mouse King.

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