“Let’s pore over the details of Hereditary like it’s an overdue art project based on our tragic lives.
Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Hereditary.
Hereditary is the kind of film you need to sit with.
It’s not just that it has a lot of shocking twists, though it does, or that the scares linger in your psyche, though they do. It’s also that Hereditary is dense with details that only reveal themselves upon closer examination and careful thought… or at least a deep dive into an explainer like this one.
Here’s everything you missed in Hereditary.
1. Yes, King Paimon is real
And people really do worship him.
To be clear, Paimon is “real” in the sense that he was not invented by writer-director Ari Aster for this film. Whether you think he’s actually, literally real depends on whether you believe demons and spirits are real. For what it’s worth, mentions of Paimon go back centuries – he’s even included in the 17th century grimoire Lesser Key of Solomon.
“I’m not tied in any way to the occult, so the research was disturbing, but I knew that I had to go there and I knew that I wanted the ritual elements of the film, which are held at a distance and you only get pieces of them, I knew I wanted them to be rooted in something real,” he said to Thrillist. “I was lead to witchcraft manuals that are instructing people on how to cast spells and this and that.”
2. Charlie has never really been Charlie
From the moment we meet her, it’s obvious there’s something off about Charlie. What exactly that is takes a while to reveal itself.
Early in the film, Annie (Toni Collette) explains that when her son Peter was born, she kept him away from her mother, Ellen. When her daughter Charlie was born, though, Annie relented and “gave” her to Ellen. Ellen…..”
‘Game of Thrones’ documentary has everyone freaking out over one scene
Whether or not you saw it coming, Kit Harington apparently didn’t.
Warning: The following post contains spoilers for the finale of Game of Thrones. You must know this by now.
“No one was more emotional about the fate of Daenerys Targaryen than Kit Harington.
As seen in HBO’s behind-the-scenes Game of Thrones documentary, The Last Watch, which aired Sunday, the star who played Jon Snow/Aegon Targaryen can be seen during the cast’s very last table read reaching the moment when his character kills his beloved queen.
Whether or not you saw it coming in the show, Harington apparently didn’t, and it’s an undeniably stunning moment in the two-hour documentary about the making of Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season.
Mother of Dragons and fellow star Emila Clarke can be seen sitting across the table nodding knowingly, as Sophie Turner a.k.a. Sansa Stark sits beside Harington and throws a wry smile his way.
It’s a highly relatable, emotional moment, that sees both Clarke and Harington shed a tear or two.
It’s one that, like the series finale, saw emotional responses from fans too, with many venting about it on Twitter. One called it “more emotional than the actual scene itself.”
Taylor Swift Prepped For ‘Cats’ Movie By Going To ‘Cat School’
Taylor Swift is clearly taking her role in the upcoming “Cats” movie furry seriously.
“The pop star and noted feline enthusiast told Entertainment Weekly that preparation for her role as Bombalurina in the big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical has involved attending “cat school.”
“I just fully committed and threw myself into the process and had the most fun,” Swift told EW in a story published Friday. “We had this thing called ‘cat school’ that was a class where you could learn about how to create the motions of cats, how to think like they think, how to sense things the way that they do, carry yourself the way a cat would. I learned a lot.”
Swift also discussed “cat school” in a video interview with Time last month. Even so, her newer comments to EW are making headlines this week, probably because the idea of cat school is hilarious……………………………………………………………”
Taron Egerton’s ‘Rocketman’ looks like a better ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Taron Egerton as Elton John in ‘Rocketman’.
Bohemian Rhapsody was so 2018. 2019 will be the year of Rocketman.
“The Elton John biopic shared about seven minutes of footage at Paramount’s CinemaCon presentation Thursday, and while this reporter is on the fence about whether or not it looks good, I feel fairly confident saying it’s going to make a ton of money.
The extended first look follows Reginald Dwight from his very early years as a shy kid with a natural talent for classical piano, to his young adult years as an unstoppable creative force, to a troubled middle age in which he seems to have lost sight of who he really is. (Taron Egerton plays John in adulthood.)
We get to see him meet songwriter Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), change his name to Elton John (according to this movie, he happens upon the surname when he happens to spot a photo of the Beatles), play the Troubadour and Dodger Stadium, and so on……………………………………………………………”