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Jeff Nichols is turning an original idea into the Alien Nation remake

Last month, it was announced that MIDNIGHT SPECIAL director Jeff Nichols would be writing and directing a remake of Graham Baker's 1988 sci-fi thriller ALIEN NATION , a project that was previously being worked on by IRON MAN writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.  Dealing with themes of immigration and racism in a story where the minority being discriminated against...
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Dissecting Michael Shannon!

MICHAEL SHANNON! So Michael Shannon's a pretty scary dude, is he not?! Dude's got a mad-mean-mug that'll make Medusa blush a deep shade of crimson. Thing is, he also happens to be a tremendous actor. One of the best in the biz in fact, an absolute actor's actor, one of our favorites, the kind that warrants more merited plaudits among his peers than...
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Jeff Nichols to write and direct a remake of Alien Nation

It has been well over twenty years since I last watched director Graham Baker's 1988 sci-fi thriller ALIEN NATION , but thanks to cable airings, the one season TV series that followed the film, and the five TV movies that followed the series, the spotty-headed extraterrestrials of this franchise were a frequent sight during my youth. The ALIEN NATION property has been dormant...
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Scope out this trippy new Midnight Special trailer

So far, for me the biggest draw of Jeff Nichols' John Carpenter tribute  MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is by far its music. The pounding driving score is a perfect evocation of the electric anthems provided for Carpenter's early work in the 70's and 80's. That's enough to get my butt in the seat, but if you need more, check out the new trailer for the film, which exposes...
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First strange clip from Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special lands on Earth

Easily one of my most anticipated movies of the year is MIDNIGHT SPECIAL , the latest film from MUD and TAKE SHELTER director Jeff Nichols. Described as an homage to the John Carpenter films of the 80s, the film boasts an impressive cast including Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Sam Shepherd and Adam Driver. Folks attending the Berlin International Film Festival later this...
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Midnight Special trailer: Jeff Nichols' ode to John Carpenter looks cool!

  Warner Bros. has just issued the trailer for Jeff Nichols' MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, which stars Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver and Sam Shephard. This is the flick Nichols (MUD, TAKE SHELTER) said was inspired by the John Carpenter films of the 80s - specifically STARMAN. The trailer possesses a bit of an Amblin vibe too, and the movie seems just as inspired by 80s...
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Top 10 Weather Related Genre Flicks!

Oh baby, the big one is at our doorstep. The mega-quake. The Richter buster. SAN ANDREAS. Real shit, it seems not even Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson can avert this here Earthly rock from tectonically shifting into itself at calamitous proportions. At least, that's what the trailers for the epic, marvelously massive natural disaster flick that looks to open and engulf the masses this Friday...
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Adam Driver joins Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special

Back in May we shared the news that TAKING SHELTER director Jeff Nichols was gearing up to helm a 'contemporary science fiction chase film' titled MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, which the director revealed is to be a kind of tribute to 1980's John Carpenter films. Sounds pretty good so far, right? We later learned that Kirsten Dunst, Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton had all signed on...
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Kirsten Dunst joins Michael Shannon in Midnight Special

Kirsten Dunst has joined Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton in MIDNIGHT SPECIAL , a sci-fi thriller being directed by Jeff Nichols (MUD, TAKE SHELTER). Nichols has called MIDNIGHT SPECIAL an ode to 80s John Carpenter movies, which is exactly what the movie world needs more of right now. (Seriously.) In MIDNIGHT SPECIAL: A father discovers his 8-year old son has supernatural...
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Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, a tribute to 80s John Carpenter, rolls forward

Jeff Nichols is one of the most talented young directors working, in my opinion. The man has helmed the fantastic indie dramas SHOTGUN STORIES, TAKE SHELTER and MUD (currently in theaters), but for his next film, he's going in a new direction.  MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is the title of Nichols' first studio film; it's set up at Warner Bros., and has Michael Shannon (who has appeared in all...
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