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It is a truth universally acknowledged that, while streaming services make it incredibly easy to see movies and television shows, they also make it impossibly difficult to watch one. There are thousands upon thousands of titles available at your fingertips (and more being added every month), but the sheer number of things to choose from is so paralyzing that every night inevitably ends the same way: with that episode of Friends where Ross' loses his monkey.
Fortunately for you, Rolling Stone is here to help. Every month, we sift through »
'Hotel Transylvania 2.' 'Hotel Transylvania 2' far surpasses expectations at domestic box office: Adam Sandler a hit when heard but not seen Adam Sandler has been having his share of domestic box office flops lately. Chris Columbus' Pixels, which opened in late July to scathing reviews and indifferent audiences, was the latest one: a reported $88 million production (plus marketing and distribution expenses) that earned $76.67 million in the U.S. and Canada (plus an estimated $145.1 million elsewhere). But now comes the Sony Pictures release Hotel Transylvania 2, the concisely titled sequel to the late Sept. 2012 hit Hotel Transylvania. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the $80-85 million-budgeted animated feature should open around $48 million from 3,754 theaters according to early weekend box office estimates found at Deadline.com. The report adds that some “rival studio box office analysts” believe Hotel Transylvania 2 may actually pass the $50 million mark. On Friday, Sept. 25, '15, it collected a better than expected (estimated) $13.5 million. »
- Zac Gille
Thirty years ago, Marty McFly was riding high with the smash hit Back To The Future, while Sylvester Stallone enjoyed his most successful year yet with the one-two punch of Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rocky IV. It was an era of family sci-fi and teen comedies and bullet-spraying action, where The Breakfast Club and Teen Wolf rubbed shoulders with Death Wish 3 and Commando. Then there were low-key dramas like Out Of Africa and The Color Purple, which were both awards magnets at the Oscars.
Away from all those big hits, 1985 saw the release of a wealth of less successful movies, some of which found a second life on the then-huge home video circuit. Here's our pick of 20 underappreciated films from the year of Rambo, »
Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.
Without further ado, here's what's coming up...
One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »
July 14th may not have a lot of genre-related titles arriving on DVD and Blu-ray, but the films making their home entertainment debuts this week are a rather stellar bunch nonetheless. For anyone who may have missed two of the best indie films this year in theaters—Ex Machina and It Follows—you’ll have a chance to catch up with both this coming Tuesday.
Scream Factory is also keeping busy this week with their high-def release of Philippe Mora’s cult classic, Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf, and they also have two double feature Blu-rays coming out as well. Severin Films has put together an extensive special edition release of the recent documentary Lost Soul, which follows the troubled production of Richard Stanley’s Island of Doctor Moreau and looks pretty incredible and for all you X-Men fans out there, the Rogue Cut version of Days »
- Heather Wixson
My first horror movie? Disney's "Return to Oz." I was in elementary school when I first watched Walter Murch's dark, visionary 1985 film, which was marketed to children despite being one of the most legitimately terrifying "family movies" of all time. It rattled me, deeply. I couldn't stop watching it. Released on June 21, 1985 to mixed reviews and poor box office, "Return to Oz" was the first and last directorial effort from esteemed Oscar-winning sound and film editor Walter Murch, who cut such acclaimed movies as "Julia," "Apocalypse Now," "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley." It was not, as they say, your grandmother's "Oz" movie. The Wicked Witch of the West may have been frightening for very young kids, but she was nothing compared to the devilish, head-swapping Princess Mombi, the sadistic, baritone-voiced Nome King, and, god help us, the cackling Wheelers, a group of fluorescent roller-derby »
- Chris Eggertsen
Arrow Video resurrects Jack Hill’s first solo directorial effort, Spider Baby (1967) for lovers of cult oddities. Prior to becoming a lynchpin in the Blaxploitation film movement with his signature Pam Grier titles such as Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974), Hill knocked around as co-director on B-grade horror films, including Roger Corman and Stephanie Rothman projects. Unfortunately, this strange little number didn’t see release for several years due to its producers getting tied up in bankruptcy. Originally titled “Cannibal Orgy,” the theatrical release kept the extended title of Or the Maddest Story Ever Told (several other venues played it under the title The Liver Eaters). Not nearly gritty or violent enough to warrant such provocative monikers, its eventual name remains the most befitting. Featuring horror alum Lon Chaney Jr. and an eerie early role for (an almost unrecognizable) Sid Haig, Hill was obviously inspired at arming popular genre motifs with teeth. »
- Nicholas Bell
A tense trailer for a post-apocalyptic thriller, variant cover art for The Walking Dead #1 featuring Michonne and her pets, and Blu-ray / DVD release details for Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau comprise this round-up.
Z for Zachariah: Directed by Craig Zobel from Nissar Modi's screenplay that's based on the 1974 novel by Robert C. O’Brien, Z for Zachariah stars Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Chris Pine. The film is slated for a limited theatrical release from Roadside Attractions beginning August 21st.
Synopsis (via Collider): "In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. »
- Derek Anderson
Yes, Hollywood is remaking all your favorite movies. The latest news is that Sony is rebooting The Craft, arguably the best movie about teen girls who become witches and use their powers to be the baddest b*tches in school. Though we're wary of rebooting anything we love so much, we have to admit that we get it - The Craft is literal magic, and it makes sense to try to recapture it. However, no reboot can touch the original and its '90s cast, which included Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, and Rachel True. And of course, there are the iconic fashion looks and the sheer madness of Nancy, played to perfection by Fairuza Balk. Keep reading for all the reasons we fell in love with The Craft. »
Our favorite group of "weirdos" are coming back to the big screen, now that a confirmed remake of "The Craft" is officially in the works. Sony is reportedly working on a reboot of the '90s cult classic starring Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney and Rachel True as a group of teenage witches. Leigh Janiak, who directed the thriller "Honeymoon" and an episode of the upcoming "Scream" series for MTV, will helm the flick. Fans were immediately skeptical of the news, taking to Twitter to share their distaste -- but they weren't alone. 5 Freaky Facts About "The Craft" One of the stars herself, Fairuza Balk, also sounded off on her official account and it doesn't sound like she wants anything to do with it. "You guys are so sweet," she tweeted about the fan support. "It doesn't surprise me much. Sony made a lot of money off the craft »
- tooFab Staff
You're not the only one who doesn't care for this remake of "The Craft." In response to a flood of queries following the announcement of Sony's forthcoming update of the 1996 teen horror flick, the actress who played the ghoulish Nancy weighed in on the project with the following tweets: You guys are so sweet! It doesn't surprise me much. Sony made a lot of money off the craft & obviously see it as a way to make more — Fairuza Balk (@fairuza) May 14, 2015 Personally I don't care for the idea of remakes. There are great scripts & ideas out there that have yet to be made! — Fairuza Balk (@fairuza) May 14, 2015 Blessed be, Fairuza. »
- Chris Eggertsen
"The Craft" is being remade, and guess what? I'm not mad about it. Leigh Janiak did a terrific job on a limited budget with her recent horror flick "Honeymoon," and -- while I would certainly prefer that she utilize her talents in service of an original vision -- I trust she'll at least bring something interesting to the table. That said, the original movie will always hold a special place in the heart of every former '90s goth kid who's cool enough to recall the brief, unforgettable moment when Fairuza Balk was the preeminent alterna-"It Girl" of film. Without further adieu, here are the ten best parts of the original movie. 1. "We are the weirdos, mister" An iconic line delivered with sarcastic verve by our dear Fairuza. Punk rock. 2. All the scenes where they're just hanging out One of the main elements that makes "The Craft" a successful »
- Chris Eggertsen
Prepare to be bewitched, again! Sony Pictures is remaking the 1996 horror film The Craft with the help of rising genre filmmaker Leigh Janiak. Janiak, who found recent success within the horror film genre with her 2014 flick Honeymoon, is set to direct the film's reboot. She will also co-write the new version of the cult classic with Phil Graziadei, whom she has worked together with before, penning the script to Janiak's 2014 breakthrough film. The Craft was originally directed by Andrew Fleming and starred Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, Robin Tunney and Neve Campbell, who has starred in other horror films such as the Scream franchise. Doug Wick, who produced the original '90s flick will be »
If you’re a ’90s kid who has fond memories of playing “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” at slumber parties, it was likely in large part because of The Craft, the 1996 teen horror movies about four Catholic School girls who manage to tap into the occult.
And while we recently railed on Don’t Look Now getting remade, this horror reboot feels a little different. THR reports that female director Leigh Janiek, who also directed the 2007 horror movie Honeymoon, will be directing The Craft remake along with her Honeymoon co-writer Phil Graziadei. Janiek is also directing an episode of the Scream TV series, and THR adds that Doug Wick, a producer on the 1996 film, will also be returning to work on this project.
- Brian Welk
The Neon Demon: The first look at Elle Fanning in The Neon Demon is quite glamorous, which is entirely intentional. She stars as an aspiring model who is "devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women." Nicolos Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives) is directing, so we can expect an unsparing look at the scene in Los Angeles. Jena Malone, Christina Hendricks, and Keanu Reeves also star. [TwitchFilm] The Craft: Supernatural horror movie The Craft will be remade by Sony Pictures, which has set Leigh Janiak (last year's well-received thriller Honeymoon) to direct a new version; she will also co-write the script with Honeymoon partner Phil Graziadei. The original starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True as Catholic...
- Peter Martin
The 1996 cult horror favorite, The Craft, about a group of aspiring witches at a Catholic high school, will be remade under the direction of rising genre star Leigh Janiak, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Janiak will also co-write the script with Phil Graziadei, who helped her pen her 2014 breakthrough Honeymoon, about a couple — Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) and Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) — whose lakeside vacation turns frightfully strange.
If you were a teenager of a certain disposition in the mid-'90s, then "The Craft" probably meant a lot to you. The supernatural, angsty movie brought together Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, and Fairuza Balk and followed four high school girls who combine their witchy powers. The movie is definitely a particular era, and spawned a soundtrack featuring Letters To Cleo, Spacehog, Elastica, Our Lady Peace, and other acts that barely made it into the 2000s. And now, in what will be viewed by some as a kind of cruel curse, it's getting a remake. But with an interesting choice at helm. Sony has tasked Leigh Janiak to write and direct the picture. She made waves last year with her horror "Honeymoon" starring Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway, and has since helmed an episode of the forthcoming "Scream" TV series. This is certainly a big step up and »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Will "The Craft" cast a spell on Hollywood yet again?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a reboot of the 1996 supernatural teen thriller about four would-be witches at a high school is in the works.
Filmmaker Leigh Janiak (whose past credits include "The Honeymoon") has been tapped to write and direct the remake.
Read: 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' Gets A Reboot
The director reportedly impressed Sony with her take on a "female empowerment tale."
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Teenage girls of the nineties look away now, as news has reached us that The Craft is getting the remake treatment. The film that spawned a thousand slumber party games of ‘Light as a feather, stiff as a board’ is being re-conjured for the One Direction generation.
The Craft featured in our best movie witches feature last Halloween and the team (the female members at least) adore this dark teen flick. The plot revolved around a group of outcast teenage girls, a trio of misfits who after adding new girl Sarah to their coven found all their dreams coming true. It starred Robin Tunney, Rachel True, Neve Campbell and Fairuza Balk, featured a killer soundtrack and made the Goth look fashionableonce more.
Remakes are part and parcel of Hollywood these days so it should come as no surprise that The Craft, a film that was hugely successful will be regurgitated for a new audience. »
- Kat Smith
Sony Pictures is moving forward with a remake of the 1996 supernatural teen thriller "The Craft" by hiring Leigh Janiak to write and direct the new film. Doug Wick, who produced the original film, will return. "The Craft" starred Robin Tunney, who arrives at a Catholic school and befriends a trio of wannabe witches, played by Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True. The trio turn out to be amateur practioners and welcome Tunney's character, a natural, into their fold. When they use their magic to fix personal issues, they discover that dark forces aren't something to trifle with. Janiak doesn't have a big resume. She made her directorial debut on the "Honeymoon" horror film, which premiered at SXSW and acquired by Magnolia Pictures, and is directing and upcoming episode of MTV's "Scream" TV series. »
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