🍿50: Semi-Bonus Issue
There's no review this week, but there are a lot of balloons to celebrate the 50th issue of SP and a bumper-pack of trailers!
“Ooohhh. I made a mistake.”
~ Pineapple Express, 2008
Salty Popcorn usually refers to IMDB’s UK film calendar for information around new releases, but always with a pinch of salt as there’s an astounding lack of accurate reporting UK’s release schedule.
Often, a film can be found in cinemas a week or two earlier than IMDB would have you believe, other times it’s later and sometimes a reasonably big film won’t be listed on the calendar at all (but will be on the US version).
So, we try to verify IMDB’s information across several sources before publishing SP, but this week we made a mistake. The Banshees of Inisherin, which supposedly came out on 14th October, actually comes out tomorrow (it turns out IMDB was referring to its premiere at the London Film Festival).
As such, there’s no film to review this week. But we’ll be heading to the cinema first thing tomorrow and the review of The Banshees of Inisherin will be with you next Thursday.
In the meantime, we’ve got the usual mix of headlines, trailers and our weekly fact to keep your salty appetite satisfied.
Now for the headlines:
The winners of the BFI London Film Festival have been announced, with Corsage taking the award for Best Film. Read the whole list.
From British-Iranian writer/director Hassan Nazer, the Farsi-language drama Winners has been chosen as the UK’s submission for next year’s international feature award at the Oscars. Read more.
Rumours are circling that a sequel to the 1996 disaster film Twister is in the works. Read more.
Martin Scorsese has spoken out against the film industry’s obsession with numbers at the New York Film Festival. Read more.
And finally, a family bakery made a 6-foot replica of Han Solo entirely out of bread. Read more.
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UK: TBC // USA: 4 November
This trailer isn’t all that fresh, but we missed it and thought you might have too…
After humanity confirms the existence of an afterlife, a research scientist launches a study in which volunteers commit painless suicide. Travelling from New York to San Francisco, two strangers share a rental car as they go to end their lives.
UK: 18 November // USA: 21 October
At a vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie (Frankie Corio) treasures the time she spends with her loving and idealistic father (Paul Mescal). Twenty years later, Sophie reminisces about their last holiday together as she tries to come to terms with the man she didn’t always know.
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
UK: 27 January // USA: 23 November
Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is the emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin and her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis.
Fact of the week
Have you ever wondered just how many balloons are attached to the house in Pixar’s Up? Well, as unbelievable as it might seem, there’s exactly 10,297.
The film’s effects artist, Jon Reisch, told TechRadar “The entire canopy is filled with balloons. We didn't just simulate the outer shell.” In other words, animators had to make every single balloon!