Legendary horror director John Carpenter sat down with Variety to discuss creating some of his most popular films, like “Halloween,” “The Thing” and many others that have gained a cult following over the years. Despite many of his movies receiving negative reviews early on, Carpenter helped revolutionize the horror genre and became known as a cult classic filmmaker.
“‘The Thing’ was a bomb. Fans hated it, critics hated it. They thought I showed them too much of the monster. You just don’t do that. Only if you’re a low-rent director, like me, do you show the monster. You’re supposed to hide it in the shadows,” he said. After “The Thing” debuted in 1982 to mostly bad press, the movie went on to inspire countless horrors, thrillers and TV shows, like “Stranger Things,” and received a prequel in 2011.
Joaquin Phoenix has three Academy Award nominations, four Golden Globe nominations (and one win) and a lead role in another film that’s already getting Oscar buzz, but in an emotional speech Monday night, the “Joker” actor made it clear that none of it would have been possible without his late brother River Phoenix. “When I was 15 [...]
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Christian Bale seems extra-pleased with the casting of Robert Pattinson as the next Dark Knight. Speaking to Variety at the Toronto Film Festival on Sunday, Bale gave a thumbs up when asked about Pattinson joining the Bat family. “Good choice! He’s interesting,” Bale said. His “Ford v. Ferrari” co-star, Matt Damon, agreed. “Did you see [...]
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Tom Hanks and the team behind “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” dropped by the Variety studio over the weekend to discuss the new Mr. Rogers film, which premiered to rave reviews out of the Toronto Film Festival. Hanks was asked what he thought Mr. Rogers would say to children who are living in the age […]