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1984. The year that even the Olympics went to Hollywood is easily one of the greatest years in film history. 1984 is also the year that this writer was born…well, only just (my birthday is 31st December). This of course means that this is the year that I turn the big 3-0. Whilst having a mini wallow/mid-life breakdown I realised that many iconic movies came out during this year, meaning that they too turn 30. The year saw the likes of The Terminator, Ghostbusters, Splash, The Karate Kid, Police Academy and Gremlins welcomed into the world and our hearts. Having grown-up alongside many of these films I decided to perform an in-depth look into the films that shaped 1984 to see how they are holding up three decades later.
- Kat Smith
Should you go see 'Guardians of the Galaxy'?
With all the hype surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy, fans might be wondering if the movie will live up to expectations. Knowing this, we've pulled together a collection of quotes from some of the most popular reviews about the movie. Continue reading to see what the experts are saying.
"Guardians of the Galaxy is indeed as great as you've heard," said Forbes.
"Talking about directing in blockbusters is sometimes nothing more than wishful thinking. Most are such impersonally operated machines - dedicated to the business of brand storytelling - that they tend to obliterate any whisper of individuality. That there's a palpable directorial sensibility in Guardians of the Galaxy, along with other signs of genuine life, helps separate this latest Marvel cash grab from a lot of off-the-rack movie cartoons. Here, a pulse, wit, beauty and a real sensibility have been slipped into the fray, alongside the clockwork »
The film will be directed by The War Within's Joe Castelo and chronicles a group of private school students who ran a drug ring during the early 1980s, Deadline reports.
Fry has been tapped to portray Alexis, the love interest of a drug dealer by the name of Toby.
A target release date for The Preppie Connection has yet to be announced.
The 22-year-old recently wrapped up filming on the movie 6 Miranda Drive with Kevin Bacon. »
Lucy Fry will play Alexis, the most popular girl in school who becomes the apple of a young drug dealer’s eye in Joe Castelo‘s film. The Preppie Connection follows a group of private school students who ran a drug ring during the early 1980s. The ring is spearheaded by Toby, one of the lower-class scholarship candidates at the school, who uses his street cred and access to drugs to work his way into the popular-kid clique, which includes Alexis. Production began this week on Staten Island. Fry recently wrapped Blumhouse/Universal’s 6 Miranda Drive starring Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell and Matt Walsh. She […] »
Guardians of the Galaxy is shaping up to be one of the biggest movies this summer, and with anticipation growing by the day, we have a brand new clip featuring Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana). A child of the 80s, before he was taken from Earth by Yondu (Michael Rooker), Star-Lord makes a number of 80s references throughout the movie, including this scene where he tries to coerce Gamora into dancing with him. When she reveals that she is a warrior and an assassin who does not dance, Star-Lord tells her the legend of Kevin Bacon's Footloose, although this seduction technique does not go as smoothly as planned.
In addition, John C. Reilly brought another "clip" to the Late Show with David Letterman, although it isn't quite what you might expect. We also have two more set photos from director James Gunn's Instagram account, one with »
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is such a fun ride, with great action, plenty of laughs, a ton of heart and perfect choices in music. It will have you singing along, and cheering for the snarky Rocket Raccoon and a talking tree named Groot. During a conference at the film’s press day actors Chris Pratt (“Peter Quill”/”Star-Lord”), Zoe Saldana (“Gamora”), Dave Bautista (“Dax the Destroyer”), Michael Rooker (“Yondu”), Benicio Del Toro (“The Collector”) and Vin Diesel (“Groot”) were joined by director James Gunn to talk about what attracted them to this project, how liberating it is to not have to fit into the regular Marvel scheme of things, why Yondu is such a bad-ass, fighting the right attitude for Peter Quill/Star-Lord, the emotional journey of the story, the process for having the music organically come from and compliment the story, the physicality of these roles, why the movie references Kevin Bacon, »
- Christina Radish
Joe Carroll might have been put in handcuffs in the season finale of The Following back in May but that doesn’t mean he won’t be factoring into the storyline when the series returns this fall with new psychological thrills. After their panel at Comic-Con on Sunday morning, Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Jessica Stroup, and Sam Underwood, along with executive producer Marcos Siega and new showrunner Jennifer Johnson, sat down with press for round table interviews in which they discussed what’s in store for Season 3. During our chat, they explained why they’re calling it a Following “reboot,” revealed that we’ll be seeing a much happier Ryan Hardy when the show returns in October, and talked about Max’s tough moral choices, among other things. Hit the jump for more. Question: Can you explain why you’re referring to next season as a “reboot?” Marcos Siega: »
- Elena Butler
Producers and stars from Fox's “The Following” revealed details on the scrapped alternate ending to Season 2 and what's to come on Season 3. Stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood and Jessica Stroup joined creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson and executive producers Marcos Siega and Jennifer Johnson at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday. The panel started with the fabled alternate ending, which was shot then scrapped for the one that actually aired. Even the stars had no idea which ending would air. It finds twin Luke (Underwood) shooting and killing big bad Joe (James Purefoy). Meanwhile, Ryan (Bacon) and Joe share. »
- Jethro Nededog
It's Comic-Con Sunday. Woo! On Saturday, I live-blogged Wbtv's Night of DC Entertainment, "True Blood" and "The Vampire Diaries." Sunday is TV Day in Hall H and I'll be live-blogging panels for "Sons of Anarchy" and "The Strain." But first? Kevin Williamson and Kevin Bacon return to see if people are actually interested in what's in store for Season 3 of "The Following"... Follow along... [See what I did there?] 11:13 a.m. The line to get into Hall H is, at the most, a couple hundred people and I'm guessing a couple thousand "Supernatural" fans departed. 11:15 a.m. Off we go! Our panel: Sam Underwood, Marcos Siega, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Williamson, Jennifer Johnson, Shawn Ashmore and Jessica Stroup. 11:18 a.m. They shot two endings last season, at least allegedly. With teases like this, I never know who's joking and which "special" endings are real. It begins as last season did with Kevin Bacon »
- Daniel Fienberg
24 years after Tremors hit theaters, did you actually think you were safe at last from those pesky graboids? Think again – a remake of the beloved horror comedy still has a pulse and is actually ramping up for production sooner than we had thought. Not that we were asking for one, but it might be fun to revisit the premise with more modern special effects, trading out Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward for two modern-day comedians (anyone else want Key and Peele to take this?).
Recently, Don Michael Smith posted the following to his blog, indicating that Universal is keen on the remake:
Hey all you “Company Of Heroes” fans, I’m back in Sofia, Bulgaria getting ready to do another in the series. This one’s called “The Fourth Reich” and it promises to have more of the same only better. For all you out there that hated on the first movie, »
- Isaac Feldberg
1984. The year that even the Olympics went to Hollywood is easily one of the greatest years in film history. 1984 is also the year that this writer was born…well, only just (my birthday is 31st December). This of course means that this is the year that I turn the big 3-0. Whilst having a mini wallow/mid-life breakdown I realised that many iconic movies came out during this year, meaning that they too turn 30 this year. The year saw the likes of The Terminator, Ghostbusters, Splash, The Karate Kid, Police Academy and Gremlins welcomed into the world and our hearts. Having grown-up alongside many of these films I decided to perform an in-depth look into the films that shaped 1984 to see how they are holding up three decades later.
So far in this series we have looked at Gremlins, Ghostbusters and most recently A Nightmare On Elm Street. The next »
- Kat Smith
If you grew up in the ‘90s and loved cult monster movies, then you undoubtedly have a warm spot in your heart for Tremors – and Universal is hoping to cash in on that nostalgia by rebooting the franchise with Don Michael Paul taking a seat behind the camera. The original 1990 film featured Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward as a couple of guys in a small desert town who find themselves under attack by giant earthworms. It’s a film with the perfect mix of action and comedy – and it also featured some really cool monsters. Unfortunately, the subsequent three sequels got less and less interesting. So, if ever there were a property that was ripe for a reboot, Tremors is it. An updated script and cast could breathe new life into this beloved franchise. Our only...
- Mike Bracken
One of the more fun comedy horror creature feature franchises from the past 25 years has got to be Universal's 'Tremors' series. After first appearing back in 1990 with Kevin Bacon the underground dwelling beasts then continued to evolve over the course of the next two movies, spun off into a short-lived TV series and then even prequelised back in 2004. But it's been a whole decade since the Graboids have made another appearance. But 'rumblings' have now shaken out news that 'Lake Placid: The Final Chapter' helmer Don Michael Paul is reportedly working on a long-awaited sequel. »
Deep under the surface of Hollywood ideas, treatments and discarded scripts roams something hideous, gliding blindly and occasionally breaking the surface whenever enough buzz about it is at a certain pitch. It never takes much noise, just the aloud musings of one executive as he ponders, “Reboot.”
Not long ago, the reboot has replaced the remake as the Hollywood trend for critics to complain about. And this most recent news doesn’t do anything to sway opinion toward the positive. Arrow In the Head is reporting that director Don Michael Paul is talking about taking over the Tremors franchise.
Paul, whose previous work includes Lake Placid: The Final Chapter and other sequels that involve colons.
As you may recall, Tremors began as »
- Kenny Hedges
Don Michael Paul is making a decent living directing sequels that head to VOD and DVD. It began with Lake Placid: The Final Chapter and, according to his blog, he has already shot Jarhead 2: Field of Fire and Sniper: Legacy (the Sniper movies are still going?!). Soon, he's apparently going to be doing a Tremors reboot for Universal. Yes, a new take on the 1990 film - arguably one of the best monster movies of the '90s - that starred Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward and concerns underground worm-like creatures with mouth tentacles that ate people.
The post Director Reveals He’s Helming a Tremors Reboot appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
While the Kevin Bacon-starrer “was meant to be a popcorn thriller,” the upcoming CBS series, like much of the network’s lineup, “is a crime drama,” Williamson said Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. “This is a procedural. It’s a totally different show. It’s eerie. It’s creepy. It’s suspenseful.”
Related Fall TV First Impression: CBS’ Stalker
Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com
Directed by: John Asher
Written by: David Frigerio
Cast: Aaron Paul (Rick), Mike Erwin (Jared), Cameron Richardson (Kate), Scoot McNairy (Frank), Kelly Kruger (Jessica), Roger Perry (Sheriff Macabee), John Asher (Deputy Berry), Lisa Ann Walter (Doctor Richardson)
Cult horror movies that have actors in them that go on to mega stardom create a separate category all their own. Kevin Bacon in “Friday the 13th”, George Clooney in “Horror High”, and Johnny Depp in the original “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. I don’t know what it is, but it ruins it for me a little bit, because when I watch the movie thereafter, that’s all I see. Then there are the films that might have been buried before (sometimes for good reason), but enjoy a resurrection, and maybe even a redesigned cover with the now famous star’s name displayed prominently, even »
Fox TV is one of the first out of the gate to reveal the artwork it's bringing to the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, and thanks to Entertainment Weekly we have a look at both "Sleepy Hollow" Season 2 and "The Following" Season 3.
The panel for "Sleepy Hollow" will be held on Friday, July 25th, and Season 2 begins September 22nd.
5:45-6:45 Pm - Room 6Bcf - "Sleepy Hollow"
Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe, Spider Man 2), Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall), Mark Goffman, and Heather Kadin return to Comic-Con with the breakout show of the year, featuring an exclusive look at the highly anticipated second season followed by a fan Q&A featuring cast members Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Orlando Jones, and Lyndie Greenwood.
- Debi Moore
An apocalyptic horseman from Sleepy Hollow, a Simpsons-Family Guy mash-up and a Bob’s Burgers food pyramid are among the new posters for Fox shows going to Comic-Con this month. Below are eight images for new and familiar Fox series that will be used at the San Diego fan convention. Stand-outs include that Sleepy Hollow season 2 ad (“War is Coming”) and a Simpsons 25th anniversary mega-poster (clicking the full-size link is mandatory). We also have the official panel information for each show, so if you’re going to the convention here’s some intel from Fox to plan your »
- James Hibberd
Sundays at San Diego Comic-Con are known for family-friendly fare, but this year there's plenty to keep horror fans sticking around like "Supernatural," "The Strain," and "The Following" (all presenting their wares in the hallowed Hall H).
Along with that trio of horror TV panels, there's plenty more on tap for Day 4 of the 2014 Sdcc, especially if you're a comic lover (you know, those things that started the event in the first place), plus the annual presentation of "Buffy the Musical: Once More with Feeling" to close things out.
Check out the highlights below, and be sure to visit the official San Diego Comic-Con website for the full lineup.
Day 4: Sunday, July 27, 2014
10 Am - Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Series stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th ), Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Misha Collins (Ringer), and Mark A. Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), along with executive producer Jeremy Carver (U. »
- Debi Moore
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