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Terminator: Genisys Debuts On Blu-ray Combo Pack November 10; Digital HD October 20

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The thrilling new chapter in the iconic franchise Terminator Genisys explodes onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand November 10, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives three weeks early on Digital HD October 20.

Arnold is back and better than ever” (Shawn Edwards, Wdap-tv, Fox) in the movie hailed as “the best Terminator since T2: Judgment Day” (Mark Hughes, Forbes).

In the war of man against machine, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, The Divergent Series) is sent back to 1984 by resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke, Everest) to protect his young mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”). However, this time unexpected events have altered the past and threaten the future for all mankind. Now Reese must join forces with Sarah and her “Guardian” (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to save the world and stop the next evolution of Terminators.

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Terminator Genisys Blu-Ray Release Date and Details Announced

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Paramount's reboot of the Terminator franchise brought back the classic characters earlier this Summer, and now they've announced when you'll be able to take Genisys home on blu-ray, along with all the special features coming with it. 

If you missed out on Terminator Genisys in theaters this Summer, you'll get your chance to check it out (or watch it again) when it hits blu-ray on November 10th (or you can watch it early with the digital release on October 20th).  Check out all the details below: 

Called “one of the best action movies of the year” (Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee), the thrilling new chapter in the iconic franchise Terminator Genisys explodes onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand November 10, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives three weeks early on Digital HD October 20. 

Arnold is back and better than ever” (Shawn Edwards, »

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Terminator Genisys Is On Fire In China, Posting Crazy Box Office Numbers

1 September 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In the nine weekends since its premiere, Terminator Genisys has only managed to bring in $89.4 million in box office revenue through domestic distribution. With a budget of $155 million, and international markets seeming to be excited about the film, it looked like James Cameron was going to find the rights to the franchise gift wrapped on his doorstep in a couple of years. Then, a miracle happened. The film opened in China, and took the fourth biggest opening frame for an American release. Apparently, the good news didn’t stop there, as the film’s fortunes are growing ever brighter in just 8 days of Chinese release. How much brighter? Well, let’s just put it this way: The Hollywood Reporter reported that in a little over a week, Terminator Genisys went on to make $82.8 million. In 8 days, the Arnold Schwarzenegger led picture has almost made the entire domestic »

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Undead rewatched: aliens and zombies collide in a gung-ho low-budget classic

29 August 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Spierig brothers’ self-financed debut film was filled with severed limbs, cut-price but surprisingly sophisticated special effects and lashings of humour

Many prominent film-makers have cut their teeth making low–budget horror movies. Undoubtedly, the ability to create elaborate visual environments using scant resources is appealing to producers and financiers. Big hitters including Peter Jackson, Sam Raimi and James Cameron kicked off their careers with splatstick flicks – involving aliens, demons and killer fish respectively – as did the German-born Australian film-makers Michael and Peter Spierig.

The Spierig brothers’ 2003 debut Undead was a hands-on affair; they shared duties in writing, directing, producing, editing and visual effects. Their self-financed budget totalled about $1m: an astonishingly small amount given the visually high-end result, on a par with the sophistication of many more expensive movies that come out of the Hollywood studio system.

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Film4 FrightFest 2015 Review – Stung (2015)

28 August 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stung, 2015

Directed by Benni Diez

Starring Clifton Collins Jr., Jessica Cook, Lance Henriksen, David Masterson, Matt O’Leary, Cecilia Pillado, Kathleen Renish


A fancy garden party turns into upper class prey when a colony of killer wasps mutates into seven foot tall predators.

Imagine if you took The Fly, The Thing, Aliens, Eight Legged Freaks and that cockroach scene from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 and put them into a blood-filled blender and you get the idea of what to expect from the wickedly fun Stung.

Taking place in a stately home during a rather posh dinner party to remember a family’s dead father, a group of party-goers and the duo providing the catering are given the shock of their lives when they are attacked by killer wasps. But matters turn to worse when the stings from these wasps turn their victims into giant versions of these killer wasps, »

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Sam Worthington, Ruth Wilson board 'The Titan'

27 August 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Theis sci-fi feature scheduled to commence production in Europe on January 18.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik produces with Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken’s 42 and Arash Amel, with Lennart Ruff set to make his feature directorial debut.

Voltage Pictures will introduce the project to buyers in Canada next month and CAA represents Us rights. Leon Clarance and Motion Picture Capital will produce and fully finance.

Sofia Boutella will also star alongside Worthington and Wilson. The project is based on Max Hurwitz’s screenplay from an original story by Grace Of Monaco screenwriter Amel about a military family who are relocated in space as part of a genetic evolution experiment.

Worthington just wrapped Lionsgate’s The Shack and will next be seen in Venice opener Everest. He is preparing to shoot Hacksaw Ridge for Mel Gibson this autumn before he starts on The Titan and then returns to duty for James Cameron on the Avatar sequels later in 2016.

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‘Second Life of Nick Mason’ Movie in the Works at Lionsgate

27 August 2015 12:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has acquired the movie rights to Steve Hamilton’s upcoming novel “The Second Life of Nick Mason.”

The studio has set up the project with “Hunger Games” franchise producer Nina Jacobson through her Color Force production company and with Shane Salerno via his Story Factory.

Lionsgate made the deal with Hamilton’s reps preemptively. Putnam will publish “Nick Mason” in May as the first in a series; the titular character is a career criminal who’s released early from prison and finds himself forced to commit felonies for a Chicago crime lord while pursued by the detective who put him behind bars.

Hamilton also wrote “The Lock Artist” and the Alex McKnight series.

Jacobson is producing “The Odyssey” for Lionsgate with Francis Lawrence directing and Hugh Jackman in talks to star.

Salerno’s credits include writing “Armageddon.” He co-wrote one of the upcoming “Avatar” sequels with James Cameron. He »

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The top 25 secret agents in film

27 August 2015 6:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ahead of American Ultra's arrival in UK cinemas, here's our pick of the 25 finest, sneakiest secret agents in film...

Operatives. Spies. Moles. Infiltrators. Secret agents go by many names. In fact, Britain's national security agency doesn't even call them agents - they're covert human intelligence sources, or simply “officers".

Whatever we choose to call them, secret agents lead necessarily furtive and obscure lives - so obscure that most of what we know about them is defined by what we've seen and read in books and movies.

During the Cold War, the image of the secret agent as a well-groomed sophisticate in a suit proliferated all over the world, and even in the high-tech landscape of the 21st century, that image still stands - just look at such movies as Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and, of course, the Bond franchise. But secret agents can come in many other guises, »

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These 10 ambitious movies pushed their filmmakers to invent new technology

25 August 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

James Cameron started writing “Avatar” in 1994. Then he waited over a decade to start filming it because the technology he needed to tell his story hadn’t been invented yet. But even then, Cameron and co. found themselves developing new filmmaking technology to transport audiences to the lush 3D world of Pandora. Sometimes filmmakers work with what they’ve got when it comes to filmmaking tools. Other times they look at the script they’ve written and realize that to tell that story, they need invent new tech. Robert Zemeckis wanted a moving-camera shot of Michael J. Fox playing three different characters. Jim Sturgess needed to interact with actors pulled by an opposite gravitational force in “Upside Down.” The big screen adaptations of “The Lord of the Rings” books had to tackle ambitious, epic battle sequences. To pull all this off, technical wizards invented new software and camera equipment. Check »

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Jamie Lee Curtis on Returning to Horror in ‘Scream Queens’

25 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Executive producer Ryan Murphy said he wouldn’t have made “Scream Queens” without Jamie Lee Curtis — the original Scream Queen herself. Now Curtis calls it the role of a lifetime.

How did it feel to know Ryan Murphy wouldn’t have done the show without you?

It is rarefied air to have someone call you up and say, “I am writing something for you.” It’s only happened to me a few times and it’s not happened to people sometimes ever. First of all, it happened with John Cleese. I thought of course he wanted my husband, because Chris (Guest) had just done “Spinal Tap.” Then the same thing happened with Jim Cameron (for “True Lies”). This is the third time in many, many years that someone has called me and said, “I’m writing something for you.” Right away, it makes you feel like you have something to offer that somebody wants. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Monsters: Dark Continent Blu-ray Review

25 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Tom Green

Starring: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe DempsieNicholas PinnockSofia Boutella

Certificate: 15

Special Features: The Dog Fight – VFX Breakdown / Evolving the Monsters / Filming on Location

Gareth Edwards‘ 2010 film Monsters is seen by many as one of the most original and innovative movies of this century. Edwards’ managed to craft a thought-provoking sci-fi monster movie on a shoe-string budget. Rather than other films that dealt with invading aliens, this one was devoid of massive set pieces and the White House being blown up. Instead the film was much more focussed on the humans of the story, Andrew and Sam, as they made their way through the infected zone and embarked on a romance along the way.

Now four years later we have a sequel to Edwards’ classic. Edwards himself has given up the director’s chair in favour of Godzilla and Star Wars: Rogue One, he »

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‘Scream Queens’: Cast & Creators on How It Pushes Limits and Got Jamie Lee Curtis

24 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Chaos!” shouts Brad Falchuk, one of the creators of “Scream Queens,” who’s on the New Orleans set directing what will be the fifth episode of the Fox comedy-horror series. “I want more chaos.”

The actors are all gathered in the luxurious living-room set of the show’s Kappa Kappa Tau sorority house, and Falchuk wants them to react with unbridled outrage to the news that Dean Cathy Munsch, as embodied by series star Jamie Lee Curtis, will be cancelling the college’s planned Halloween celebration. Seems there’s a killer on the loose on campus, and no one knows when he or she is going to strike next.

If this sounds a bit like Chief Brody closing the beach in “Jaws” — well, score one for the creative team behind “Scream Queens.”

As conceived by mastermind Ryan Murphy, the 15-episode series, debuting next month, aims to send up the classic »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Colin Trevorrow Is Hollywood’s Next Big Director

24 August 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Over this past weekend, Colin Trevorrow was announced as the director for Star Wars Episode IX.  While production on the final chapter of the new Sw trilogy is still over a year away, the announcement may have cemented Trevorrow’s place as Hollywood’s next big (and most bankable) director.  In an industry where the dollars keep growing exponentially, he may just be the next guy writing his own checks.

What do we mean by “most bankable”?  The economics of modern filmmaking dictates that the average big summer movie will command a budget between $150M to $200M.  If studios are really excited about the project, that number can grow to $250M easily (for example, 20th Century is prepared to spend $1B on three Avatar sequels from James Cameron).  As these budgets have grown, the stakes have gotten higher and consequently studios are making few films annually.  Fewer films impact everyone involved in filmmaking, »

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Terminator Genisys 2 could be on its way after Chinese box office success

24 August 2015 3:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hard to say, even harder to spell, Terminator Genisys was one of this year's most disappointing films. But after its recent bumper box office in China, the planned sequel could happen after all.

The fifth film in the Terminator franchise earned $27.4 million on Sunday after it was finally unveiled to an eager Chinese cinema-going public that hadn't seen another Hollywood film since Jurassic World earlier this summer.

This is after disappointing receipts in the Us, where it scored $89 million in its whole run off the back of a $155 million budget.

Many critics concluded that because of this, the franchise had died a death, despite a more impressive international haul of $264 million.

But with China's promising returns, the sequel - tentatively earmarked for a May 19, 2017 release - could be back on the cards.

They'll have to be quick, however: the rights to make Terminator films revert to James Cameron - the »

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More Than 'Star Wars' Actress Mom: Reynolds Shines Even in Mawkish 'Nun' Based on Tragic Real-Life (Ex-)Nun

23 August 2015 5:18 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Debbie Reynolds ca. early 1950s. Debbie Reynolds movies: Oscar nominee for 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown,' sweetness and light in phony 'The Singing Nun' Debbie Reynolds is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 23, '15. An MGM contract player from 1950 to 1959, Reynolds' movies can be seen just about every week on TCM. The only premiere on Debbie Reynolds Day is Jerry Paris' lively marital comedy How Sweet It Is (1968), costarring James Garner. This evening, TCM is showing Divorce American Style, The Catered Affair, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and The Singing Nun. 'Divorce American Style,' 'The Catered Affair' Directed by the recently deceased Bud Yorkin, Divorce American Style (1967) is notable for its cast – Reynolds, Dick Van Dyke, Jean Simmons, Jason Robards, Van Johnson, Lee Grant – and for the fact that it earned Norman Lear (screenplay) and Robert Kaufman (story) a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award nomination. »

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Should cinemas have switched to digital?

20 August 2015 1:22 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Digital projection is meaning cleaner and more stable pictures on the big screen.

Have you noticed anything different in the past few years of visiting your local multiplex? No more Harry Potter films every year mainly, but more fundamentally than that – does the screen look cleaner and more stable than usual? None of the scratches and jitter that you always used to see?

You’re witnessing the results of cinema's digital switchover, just another step our lives have taken from the analogue into the digital world. It’s maybe something many haven’t thought about too much, as they sit back, munch popcorn and drink gallons of Fanta while watching dozens of blockbusters.

But considering how many people are affected by it and its impact on how cinemas are run, maybe we should be asking: what’s wrong with this picture?

Since the film-digital debate is kind of technical, just »

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Original version of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four had Galactus, Mole Man, Herbie the Robot, the Fantasticar and Doctor Doom as a Latverian dictator

19 August 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Like Tim Burton’s Superman Lives or James Cameron’s Spider-Man, we will never see the true version of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four. Among the many public problems the film has had in the last couple of weeks (see here, here, here, here, here and here), it was revealed by screenwriter Jeremy Slater that not much of his script was left in the final version. That version we eventually saw was re-written by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) at the behest of Fox who worried Slater’s script was too expensive. Well, the chaps over at Birth.Movies.Death got a hold of Slater’s original script – which had Galactus, Mole Man, Herbie the Robot, Fantasticar and Doctor Doom as a Latverian dictator.

Here’s the breakdown:

As in the final film Reed goes to the Baxter Building as part of a science scholarship; there he meets Sue and Victor Von Doom. »

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Prometheus 2 reportedly holding up Alien 5

18 August 2015 10:16 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A new report suggests that Ridley Scott wants Prometheus 2 to be made before Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5...

20th Century Fox has a pair of new movies on the way, set within the walls of the Alien franchise. Chappie and District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has been working on a new Alien film, reportedly set after the events of James Cameron's Aliens. Sigourney Weaver is back involved (and potentially Michael Biehn too), and Blomkamp has been teasing artwork online across the year.

Yet Alien 5 may have to wait, for it looks as if the follow-up to Ridley Scott's Prometheus is ahead of it in the queue. Scott is producing the films, and according to Bloody Disgusting, he wants Prometheus 2 to be first up. That's potentially set to shoot at the start of 2016, with a 2017 release date now likely. As such, Blomkamp's Alien 5 may find itself waiting another year to get going. »

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Fright At Home: August 18th – Killer kids, Nomads, Alien Abductions and a whole lot of craziness!

18 August 2015 3:58 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

This week, for our Fright At Home column, we thought we’d try out something new. While we typically share the week’s newly released titles and give you a small rundown on what films are ones that you might want to check out, we thought it would be fun to switch it up a bit. We’re going to give you the DVD/Bluray art and the official synopsis for each film, but instead of writing small pieces on each film, this week we’re going to be featuring a video review of each film, so we can tell you in more detail about each film. It’s a test, so if you fright fanatics would rather have our usual format, sound off and let us know, and if you dig the new approach to Fright At Home, let us know that as well, because like it’s said in the video: ultimately, »

- Jerry Smith

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Neill Blomkamp's Alien Movie May Get Bumped By This Sci-Fi Sequel

18 August 2015 1:43 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Alien timeline has grown muddy over the years, and from what we have been hearing, there will be a few more twists and turns before the picture becomes more clear.   Currently, there are two Alien-inspired projects in different stages of development: Prometheus 2, which Ridley Scott still hopes to direct; and Neill Blomkamp.s Alien film, which some suggest will ignore parts three and four and build off of James Cameron.s Aliens. Only now, Bloody-Disgusting is quoting a source as saying Scott is demanding that Blomkamp pump the brakes on his Alien 5 until After the Alien director has gone into pre-production on Prometheus 2? Why? No concrete reason was given, though there were two scenarios that seemed to map out where both projects are at the moment. B-d says that the production delay would give Neill Blomkamp more time to fully develop the screenplay that he.s »

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