THE EYES OF MY MOTHER Gets a Creepy, Understated Trailer For Halloween

Here's the second trailer for The Eyes of My Mother, an unsettling-looking black and white horror film that earned some pretty solid buzz from the festival scene earlier this year. The first trailer released for the movie was pretty disturbing, but this one (which practically serves as a prequel to the first trailer) is full of subtle, understated terror as you realize what a little girl is capable of doing to her "friend." Take a look below and let us know what you think.

The Eyes of My Mother hits theaters, On Demand, iTunes, and Amazon Video on December 2, 2016.

In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor horrifyingly shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening some unique curiosities. Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francisca’s loneliness and scarred nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her takes on a distinctly dark form.

The AVATAR Sequels Will Feature Glasses-Free 3D if James Cameron Has His Way

James Cameron has built his career on pushing the boundaries of what's possible. He's made at least four movies (Terminator 2, True Lies, Titanic, and Avatar) that were the most expensive films ever at the time of their productions, and he's able to get those budgets because he is a demanding filmmaker with an uncompromising vision. Obviously that's paid off for him in a big way over the years, and he's almost singlehandedly responsible for launching the resurgence of 3D movies with Avatar back in 2009. Now that Cameron has moved on to his Avatar sequels, he's not resting on his laurels — he wants to keep taking things to the next level when it comes to cinematic presentation.

On Friday night, Cameron accepted honorary membership into the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and Indiewire was there to snag a quote from his acceptance speech about how he intends to approach technology moving forward:

“I’m going to push. Not only for better tools, workflow, high dynamic range (HDR) and high frame rates (HFR) — the things we are working toward. I’m still very bullish on 3D, but we need brighter projection, and ultimately I think it can happen — with no glasses. We’ll get there.”

I'm not sure how glasses-free 3D works or what kind of systems need to be in place in theaters for that kind of projection to occur, and that certainly sounds like a tall order to fulfill. But over the years, I've learned never to underestimate James Cameron. If he puts his mind to something, you can bet he's never going to stop trying until it's achieved — even if it's something as crazy as glasses-free 3D. Here's hoping he manages to get that up and running sometime soon, because I hate wearing 3D glasses when I go to the movies.

Netflix Subscriptions Expected To Surpass Cable Subscriptions By End of 2016

A chart online provided by SamuelWBennett is showing that the number of Netflix subscriptions will soon overtake the total amount of cable subscriptions in the United States. Currently, the number sits at 48.86 million subscribers for cable, and 47.5 million for Netflix. 

While some part of this is due to the amount of cord-cutting that is happening across the nation, there's also a significant population who have both cable subscriptions and Netflix accounts. I even saw on my Comcast account yesterday that you can add a Netflix subscription to your cable account. Why you would want to do that and have to screw with Comcast's awful navigation system is beyond me, but it is an option.

It seems like more and more people I'm friends with are cutting cable out of their lives completely. Are you one of them? What would it take to get you to go back to cable television?

Doug Liman Directing a Sci-Fi Space Adventure Movie Called UNEARTHED

Doug Liman must be tired, because he's been making headlines for more than a week now. First it was announced that he was bringing Jumper back to life in a YouTube Red digital series, then he talked about turning the comic book movie genre on its head with Justice League Dark, and on Friday, we wrote about his claims of how his Edge of Tomorrow 2 will "revolutionize the way people make sequels." In addition to all of that, Deadline reports that Liman is now attached to direct yet another movie, and this one sounds like it could be a future favorite of those of you who love sci-fi adventure movies.

Liman will direct Unearthed, a film adaptation of an upcoming book written by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Here's the description:

[Unearthed] is a YA thriller described as Lara Croft meets Indiana Jones, set in deep space. Jules Addison and Amelia Radcliffe join forces in a tomb-raiding race on a newly discovered planet to unravel the secrets of an ancient, long-extinct civilization — only to uncover a revelation that could spell the end of the human race.

I love the idea of a Lara Croft type and an Indy type hanging out and raiding tombs in space, so this sounds like it could be a lot of fun (not to mention the fact that Liman is a great director who could bring a great visual eye to the movie). The book will be the first of a two book series, so it seems like there's sequel potential here if the first film performs well enough. What do you think? Looking forward to this one?

Alex Ross Unleashes New Universal Monster Art For THE WOLFMAN and THE MUMMY

It was recently announced that legendary comic book artist Alex Ross would be releasing a series of art based on the classic Universal monster movies. Over the weekend, I posted the first piece that he created featuring all of the monsters, and now he is starting to release the individual posters for each character. 

Today I have the art for The Wolfman and The Mummy, and as you can see, it's spectacularly stunning work. I can't wait to see what Ross does with the other characters! This is definitely a series of art I would love to own. 

These classic Universal Monster movies are favorites of mine, and it's a shame that the upcoming reboot films probably won't be as amazing as this art. 

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Source: Alex Ross

Rumor: ALIEN: COVENANT’s Opening Scene Revealed, Along With a Surprising Character Return

Rumors about Ridley Scott's upcoming sci-fi Alien prequel/Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant have been hitting hard over the past week or so, and now there's a new one that might raise eyebrows of Alien fans out there. Possible spoilers ahead, so turn back now if you don't want to know.

AVP Galaxy, the same site that brought us the recent information about the names of the new xenomorphs, apparently has access to someone inside the film's production who has revealed the opening scene of the movie to them. And as if that weren't enough, it includes the surprising return of a character I thought we wouldn't be seeing in this franchise anymore: Guy Pearce's Peter Weyland.

We have learnt that Guy Pearce will be reprising his role as a slightly younger Peter Weyland during the film’s opening scenes. The current edit of Alien: Covenant begins with David 8 being brought online in a large white room with a grand view overlooking an ocean.
A younger, but still somewhat aged, Weyland asks David various questions to test him. We eventually move to David performing Richard Wagner’s Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla, explaining the meaning of the piece as he plays.
David explains that it is about God’s abandoning their creations due their displeasure with their creation’s greed and vanity, only to realise that the Gods themselves sharing the same flaws. This leads to David and Peter discussing Gods and creations and human mortality which strikes a chord with Weyland (a tip of the hat to his motivation in Prometheus).

After seeing a super old Weyland in Prometheus, I just assumed that would be the last we saw of that character in this franchise. That's all the information the site has about Weyland's appearance in Alien: Covenant, but now I'm starting to wonder if maybe Weyland might appear in all of these films that lead up to the original Alien. If flashbacks aren't off the table, it makes sense that Scott would want an actor as talented as Pearce on board to add a bit of gravitas to the proceedings. What do you all think?

Alien: Covenant arrives in theaters on August 4, 2017.

Hat tip: B.M.D.