John Krasinski is no longer keeping quiet about “A Quiet Place 2.” The superstar announced via Instagram Friday that the sequel is coming to theaters on May 15, 2020. Krasinski directed, wrote and starred in the first film, which scored an impressive 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and is up for an Oscar this Sunday for “Best Achievement in Sound Editing.” (RELATED: The New Preview For ‘A Quiet Place’ Is Awesome) Krasinski starred in the acclaimed horror film alongside his wife, Emily Blunt, who just won the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role” last month for her work in “A Quiet Place.” Krasinski confirmed to Ellen DeGeneres in November that he is back on board as a writer for “A Quiet Place 2.” Sources are now saying he will be directing the sequel as well, according to Deadline Hollywood. The entertainment news outlet is also reporting that Blunt … [Read more...] about John Krasinski Reveals ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel’s Release Date
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Often, when actors or directors with Oscar contenders sit down opposite your Carpetbagger, I can sense the barely concealed anxiety underneath their brave faces. There are so many year-end movies jostling for award-season attention, and it’s possible that their passion projects could get lost in the scrum. It was striking, then, when I recently met up with a relaxed and grinning John Krasinski, who’s treating the awards run of “A Quiet Place” as an unexpected victory lap. Krasinski directed and starred in the postapocalyptic horror movie about a family besieged by sound-seeking monsters, and since “A Quiet Place” was an out-of-the-gate hit last spring, “it’s nice to have the pressure off and have this be a celebration than for it to be an angsty, scary time,” Krasinski said. [Read our review of “A Quiet Place.” ] In a year with many populist contenders in the mix, including “A Star is Born” and … [Read more...] about ‘A Quiet Place’ Was a Huge Hit. Will Oscar Listen?
University of Iowa graduates Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, writers of the critically acclaimed hit horror movie "A Quiet Place," received a major Hollywood award nomination this week. Now, the duo are in a good position to receive a nomination for Hollywood's biggest accolade: an Academy Award. The pair, along with film director, co-writer and star John Krasinski, received a nomination for Best Original Screenplay from the Critics' Choice Awards Monday. The trio also received a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nomination for the same award earlier in the year. The Critics' Choice Awards Best Original Screenplay winner has been a harbinger for success at the Oscars. The past eight winners of the Critic's Choice version of the award went on to win the Oscar. (In 2016, "Manchester by the Sea" and "La La Land" tied to win the Critics' award, "Manchester" went on to win the Oscar.) "A Quiet Place" proved to be one of the biggest surprises in American movies this year. … [Read more...] about University of Iowa graduates nominated for major Hollywood award for ‘A Quiet Place’
Forget "Get out!" and "Don't go in there!" Creepy new fright fest A Quiet Place amps its fear with a simple "Shhh." But good luck managing any sound during the stomach-churning freak-out director and star John Krasinski ratchets up in his taut thriller. A Quiet Place (★★★ out of four; rated PG-13; in theaters nationwide Friday) is essentially Alien on a farm: Even though there are cornfields and land for days, there's a constant state of panic and claustrophobia for a family stalked by monsters who attack anything that makes noise. Are they intergalactic invaders? Creatures from another dimension? Bryan Woods and Scott Beck's story shrewdly leans less into reveals about the mysterious armored, blind beasts with super-hearing and a frightening maw, and more into the post-apocalyptic situation in which the Abbott family finds itself, mostly cut off from what's left of humanity. More: Why John Krasinski, Emily Blunt say 'A Quiet … [Read more...] about Review: The silence is terrifying in John Krasinski’s ‘Quiet Place’
If Wednesday’s Screen Actors Guild nominations serve as a traditional Oscar bellwether, there’s good news for an academy worried about falling ratings for the Oscars: Each movie nominated for the top SAG Award was a big box-office hit, and many major stars will be in the mix. But where there’s good news, there’s also bad news for a handful of performers and movies — including some presumed award-season front-runners — hoping to make a strong showing at the SAG Awards to indicate positive Oscar momentum. Unlike many of the other awards organizations to weigh in this season, SAG is full of actors, who also make up the largest voting body of the Academy. Where they go, Oscar often will, too. Let’s take a look at the five film categories and analyze their surprises and snubs. Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams, “Vice” Why not begin with the most prediction-defying category? Many pundits favor Regina King to take the Oscar for her warm … [Read more...] about SAG Award Nominations: Emily Blunt Leads; Regina King Is Snubbed