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My Cousin Rachel

If last week, “Wonder Woman” showed how box office receipts could be boosted by strong reviews, this week “The Mummy” highlighted what happens when critics carve up a movie. Universal‘s Dark Universe franchise is off to a seriously rocky start as the Tom Cruise starring vehicle got out of the gate with $32.2 million. According to trade reports, the studio needed the film to open to at least $40 million domestic to be considered a success, in addition to doing gangbusters overseas. Continue reading ‘The Mummy’ Is Cursed As ‘Wonder Woman’ Wins Weekend [Box Office] at The Playlist.

A distressing dispatch of letters and a sudden, suspicious death kick off “My Cousin Rachel,” but the real drama of the film revolves around a young man whose fumbling, obtuse relationship with women leads to tragedy. Those coming to this effectively handsome adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s novel looking for a period potboiler will be receiving something quite different, a film whose horror lies in a society where women aren’t heard, but only sought as companions and property. Continue reading ‘My Cousin Rachel’ Starring Rachel Weisz & Sam Claflin Is A Respectable Period Drama That Needs A Bit More Kick [Review] at The Playlist.

Dramatic familial intrigue in ye olden tymes may not be the stuff of your normal, summer blockbuster, but Fox Searchlight is hoping that like “Far From The Madding Crowd” a couple years back, “My Cousin Rachel” will find a counter-programming audience with those who’ve lost track of what “Fast & Furious” or “Transformers” we’re at. Starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin, the movie brings Daphne Du Maurier‘s novel to the big screen, and tells the story of an Englishman who plots revenge against his cousin. Continue reading Rachel Weisz Wraps Sam Claflin Around Her Finger In New Trailer For ‘My Cousin Rachel’ at The Playlist.

First announced nearly a year-and-a-half ago, we kinda plain forgot about “My Cousin Rachel.” And given that the movie is being released without much fanfare (no festival bow at least) we’re a bit cautious. But frankly, a sweeping period picture, starring Rachel Weisz and based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier is sort of my jam, so there will be at least one ticket sold no matter what. Continue reading Rachel Weisz & Sam Claflin Play Wicked Games In First Trailer For ‘My Cousin Rachel’ at The Playlist.