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10 sequels that ignored previous films

19 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In the wake of the Alien 5 news, here are 10 franchise sequels that also ignored at least one previous film.

We all have moments in our lives we'd prefer to forget, and so too do filmmakers. So what do you do when a movie franchise starts to go off the rails? Simple, just forget that the lesser films in the series never happened.

News recently broke that director Neill Blomkamp's taking this approach to the Alien universe. Recent interviews with both he and returning star Sigourney Weaver have revealed that Blomkamp's forthcoming sequel will not necessarily follow the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, and pick up the story from Aliens instead (although he has since given a brief update on that).

Of course, we'll have to wait and see exactly how all this pans out. But it's by no means the first time in history that a film's »

- ryanlambie

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Every Day I'm Hustling: Film’s 10 most memorable con artists

25 February 2015 2:17 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Big Willy’s latest big screen outing makes its way to the multiplex this month. In Focus, Smith plays the consummate con man, a smooth operator who liberates people of their wealth with the help of a Margot Robbie-shaped femme fatale.

The duo of tricksters aren’t the first con artists to grace the silver screen however. So from pool sharks and grifters to tricksters, card cheats and American hustlers; here’s our rundown of the most memorable con artists in movie history.


Fast Eddie Felson – The Hustler (1961)

One of the finest fraudster films to ever grace the multiplex; The Hustler stars Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson, a pool shark intent on toppling legendary cue-man Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). With its smoky sets, stunning black and white cinematography and superb performances from Newman and Gleason; the film is just as good today as it was on its release more than 50 years ago. »

- Daniel Bettridge

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Lucien Laviscount Joins Fox’s ‘Scream Queens’

23 February 2015 5:38 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Lucien Laviscount (One Night In Istanbul) has been tapped for a series regular role on Scream Queens, Fox's comedy-horror series created by Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. The first installment of the anthology series, slated for next fall, revolves around a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders. Laviscount will join an ensemble cast that includes Lea Michele, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Nick Jonas, Keke Palmer, Joe Manganiello… »

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Niecy Nash Joins Scream Queens and She's Going to Kick Butt

23 February 2015 11:38 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Niecy Nash, one of the busiest women in Hollywood, just got busier. E! News has exclusively learned Nash will appear in Fox's upcoming horror comedy Scream Queens.  Nash also appears on The Mindy Project and is a series regular on The Soul Man and HBO's Getting On. On Scream Queens, which already has a series order, Nash will play Denise, a private security guard who kicks major butt. Fun fact: On the criminally underrated Getting On, which Nash should've gotten an Emmy nomination for, the actress plays another Denise—Nurse Denise "Didi" Ortley. The cast of Scream Queens is already impressive. Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts headline the all-star group of actors that also includes Lea »

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New Girl Video: It's Her Dad's Wedding Day, So Where Is Jess' Date?

17 February 2015 6:30 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You had one job, New Girl‘s Ryan…

When Jess’ long-distance honey fails to keep the first big promise he’s made since returning to England — being her date for her dad’s wedding — the news doesn’t sit well with her mom (returning guest star Jamie Lee Curtis) or the rest of the roomies.

Photos New Girl‘s Zooey Deschanel on Being the ‘Female Jordan Catalano’ — Plus: Pics From Jess’ Dad’s Wedding

In this exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday’s episode (Fox, 9/8c), writer Nina Pedrad takes us through Jess’ trip home, including her best man duties, the »

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Trailer Round-Up: Backcountry, Spring, Scream Queens

14 February 2015 10:49 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"We don't have a map, we don't have a cell phone. We are in the middle of nowhere." We're back with another trailer round-up, this time highlighting one couple's hellish hike in Backcountry, the Lovecraftian love of Spring, and the blood-splattered bubble-gum sweetness of Fox's Scream Queens TV series.

Backcountry: In Backcountry, a city-based couple experience the real life horror of being utterly lost in the woods where only the wildlife can hear you scream. Seeking a way back to civilization, they intrude on a black bear’s territory and soon have the hulking beast hot on their trail. Written and directed by Adam MacDonald, Backcountry stars Missy Peregrym, Jeff Roop, and Eric Balfour, and will receive a theatrical and VOD release from IFC Midnight on March 20th.

"Based on a true story, Backcountry follows an urban couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness - where unimaginable beauty »

- Derek Anderson

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TV Teaser: Fox's "Scream Queens"

13 February 2015 6:03 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Though it's still months away, Fox has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the first season of its horror-comedy anthology series "Scream Queens".

Produced by the creators of "American Horror Story" and "Glee," the cast includes the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin, Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas.

Set on a college campus where a string of murders has rocked the student body, filming is slated to begin this spring ahead of an early Fall premiere.


- Garth Franklin

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Check Out the New Scream Queens Teaser (Video)

13 February 2015 2:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "yJb0XQAUFLI"] Can't wait to find out what the star-studded show Scream Queens is all about? You may have to wait a little longer. Although the show's first teaser surfaced Friday (for Friday the 13th), it leaves a lot to the imagination. While the 12-second clip doesn't feature any of the high-profile cast members who have signed up for the horror-comedy project - Joe Manganiello, Lea Michele, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer or Billie Lourd (aka Carrie Fisher's daughter) - it does have a fun, horror-genre feel with its "gotcha" ending. A blonde »

- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot

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Watch The First Teaser For Ryan Murphy’s Horror Comedy Scream Queens

13 February 2015 1:48 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fox are betting on Ryan Murphy to once more bring them a stoking horror hit. The American Horror Story creator’s next small screen series, Scream Queens, has amassed a huge, starry cast, and boasts a quirky premise. While we’ve still some time to go until the show debuts this fall, Fox has just dropped its first teaser – and it looks like a lot of fun.

Post by Scream Queens.

As teasers go, it’s remarkably brief, but this type of sneak peek isn’t about actual footage or story. No, rather, it’s about awareness. Seeing as it’s Friday the 13th, this makes it the perfect time to clue in potential viewers to another blood-soaked series that’s gearing up to hit the small screen.

Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Joe Manganiello, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Billie Lourd and Skyler Samuels, »

- Gem Seddon

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‘Scream Queens': Watch First Bloody Teaser of Ryan Murphy’s New Series

13 February 2015 1:44 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The first teaser for Ryan Murphy’s Fox horror-comedy anthology series “Scream Queens” is here.

Murphy released the sneak peek on Friday the 13th, making the announcement on Twitter.

There’s no better day than #FridayThe13th to give you the first teaser for @ScreamQueens! Here you go: http://t.co/OE26pYkitp#screamqueens

Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) February 13, 2015

The video features upbeat pop music and a young, blonde, college-aged looking woman blowing pink bubble gum, only to have the bubble popped by a bloody knife.

Scream Queens” centers around a college campus rocked by a series of murders. Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello, Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer and Skyler Samuels are series regulars. Pop singers Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande will guest star in recurring roles.

Fox has ordered 15 one-hour episodes of “Scream Queens,” which is set to begin production this spring and slated to premiere in the fall. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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'Scream Queens' Trailer: 'Glee' Meets 'Friday the 13th'!

13 February 2015 1:14 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Even though it doesn't debut until this Fall, Fox has unleashed its first teaser trailer for Scream Queens, taking full advantage of this Friday the 13th holiday. The horror-comedy anthology series is coming from American Horror Story and Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto, and it promises to be just as unique, scary and funny as their previous efforts.

Scream Queens isn't just bringing horrifying frights to the small screen this Halloween season, it's also bringing a stellar ensemble cast led by the original Scream Queen herself Jamie Lee Curtis and American Horror Story alum Emma Roberts. But wait! There's more...Also appearing in the creepy slasher series is Glee sweetheart Lea Michele, Magic Mike heartthrob Joe Manganiello, master of sex Keke Palmer, and Little Miss Sunshine herself Abigail Breslin. To top it all off, paying homage to their previous work, Ryan Murphy and »

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Ryan Murphy Teases Bubble Gum Murder Drama ‘Scream Queens’ (Video)

13 February 2015 11:27 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ryan Murphy‘s new series is a horror comedy, as made abundantly clear in the first teaser for Fox’s “Scream Queens” that was aptly released on Friday the 13th. A happy blonde teen chews gum and arches an eyebrow — before a knife brutally pops her bubble of blissful ignorance and blood splatters everywhere. It’s a quick tease, but it certainly sets the tone for the show. Also Read: 25 of TV’s Most Powerful Leading Ladies (Photos) The anthology series stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts (recently of Murphy’s FX drama “American Horror Story: Freak Show”), “True Blood” alum Joe Manganiello, »

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Ryan Murphy Drops First Bubblegum Pop Perfect Scream Queens Teaser

13 February 2015 11:20 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Who says you need to wait until your TV show is in production to drop the first teaser? Ryan Murphy took to Twitter to share the first promo for his new Fox series, Scream Queens, on the very fitting day of Friday, Feb. 13. Get it? Friday the 13th… Anyway, the new teaser is above! Scream Queens has an A-list cast attached and its premise sounds like it'll be must-watch. The new horror anthology series stars Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd and Skyler Samuels. Pop singer Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas are also set for unspecified roles. The horror-comedy show (hormedy?), which hails from Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, is set at a »

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Anna Chlumsky Takes Lessons Learned on ‘My Girl’ to Broadway

13 February 2015 6:05 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

When Veep premiered in 2012, most people were surprised (and excited) to see child star, Anna Chlumsky, all grown up and cursing up a storm on HBO. Three seasons later, the 34-year-old actress has been twice nominated for an Emmy for her role as Amy Brookheimer, the determined and sometimes ruthless Chief of Staff to Vice President Selina Meyer.

Having already marked her territory in both film and TV, Chlumsky is taking on Broadway with her debut in You Can’t Take It with You, a slapstick play that has her testing her ability to keep a straight face.

Q&A: How John Lithgow Embraced His Age and Scored the Role of His Career

Despite all the recent success, Chlumsky still hasn’t forgotten the little things she’s learned along the way, such as the acting tricks Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd, her then-adult co-stars, taught her on the set of My Girl.

In a conversation »

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10 ridiculously silly movie orgasms: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Biggs & more

13 February 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The hotly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie is finally released in cinemas today (February 13) to coincide with Valentine's Day this weekend, and it's got our minds racing about just one thing....

The most ridiculously silly orgasms in movie history, obviously!

From Jennifer Aniston's otherworldly pleasure to Jason Biggs's doubly embarrassing shortcomings - here are 10 fantastically farcical orgasms on the silver screen below:

1. Jason Biggs in American Pie (1999)

Virginal, apple pie-bonking Jim Levenstein can't believe his luck when his history tutoring with sexy Slovakian exchange student Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth) turns into something more. So excited is Jim, however, that he barely contains himself at her touch, only lasting a few more seconds on second go, until he, er, explodes again.

Sadly Stifler (Seann William Scott) had previously coerced Jim to set up a webcam in his room so they can all watch the frisky teenage pair, but he unwittingly »

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Horror Round-Up: God Told Me To Theatrical Re-Release, Scream Queens Casting Update, Society & Island of Death Blu-ray / DVDs

12 February 2015 9:39 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome to another horror round-up! This time around we’re focusing on Blue Underground’s theatrical re-release of Larry Cohen’s God Told Me To, a Scream Queens casting update, and Arrow Video’s upcoming Blu-ray/DVD releases of Society and Island of Death.

God Told Me To: Press Release – “One of the most disturbing and thought-provoking horror films of our time, God Told Me To was written, produced and directed by Larry Cohen (It’S Alive, Q- The Winged Serpent) and stars Tony Lo Bianco (The French Connection, The Honeymoon Killers)

Co-starring Deborah Raffin (Death Wish 3), Academy Award® winner Sandy Dennis (Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?), Academy Award® nominee Sylvia Sidney (Beetlejuice), Sam Levene (Brute Force), Robert Drivas (Cool Hand Luke), Mike Kellin (Sleepaway Camp), Richard Lynch (Bad Dreams), and Andy Kaufman (Taxi)

Confirmed theaters and dates, with additional cities coming soon.

Special Q&A’s with Larry Cohen Tba! »

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Grimm Up North to screen Friday the 13th and Prom Night double bill

12 February 2015 8:03 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As some of you may have noticed, tomorrow is Friday the 13th – which makes it the ideal day to go back and re-watch the classic horror franchise.

To celebrate, Grimm Up North, the chaps and gals behind Grimmfest are showing a double bill of the original Friday the 13th as well as slasher favourite Prom Night.

It may be unlucky for some, but on Friday 13th March, you’re in for a bloody treat. Retro And Dangerous bring you an exclusive double-bill of two classic ‘80s slashers.

Friday The 13th

They were warned… They are doomed… And on Friday the 13th, nothing will save them.

Join the hapless counsellors of Camp Crystal Lake as they set up for another Summer of new campers and activities. One activity they didn’t count on though? Running for their lives. A very angry serial killer has set up camp too, and the bodies are soon piling high. »

- Luke Owen

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'Halloween' is being 'recalibrated': 5 things I'd like to see in the horror reboot

9 February 2015 7:02 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

With the exception of Rick Rosenthal's reasonably effective "Halloween II," I'm mostly indifferent to the "Halloween" films that followed John Carpenter's 1978 original -- a list that includes Rob Zombie's 2007 and 2009 entries in the series. As Carpenter himself once said: "I felt that there was no more story after the original." Hard to disagree! But because Hollywood is Hollywood and there's money to be made, the producers are now "recalibrating" the franchise with "Saw" writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. Am I keen on this idea? Not particularly! But since they're gonna make this regardless of what I think, here are five things I'd like Dunstan, Melton and the producers to consider when crafting the new installment. 1. Take a cue from the subtlety of Carpenter's original One of the main reasons I love the original "Halloween" is that it's actually understated -- hell, even elegant. It's a slasher, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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New Girl's Zooey Deschanel on Being the 'Female Jordan Catalano' — Plus: New Pics from Jess' Dad's Wedding

9 February 2015 6:24 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

There was a period in New Girl star Zooey Deschanel‘s adolescence, the actress says, when she bore a striking resemblance to My So-Called Life‘s flannel-clad heartthrob.

And on Tuesday, Feb. 17, you’ll get to see for yourself.

Related New Girl‘s Zooey Deschanel Is Expecting — Will Jess Be, Too?

The episode (Fox, 9/8c) finds Jess and the gang traveling to Oregon for Bob and Ashley’s wedding — yep, that crazy pair is really going through with it.

The trip also provides a chance for the roomies to examine remnants from their pal’s past (including the aforementioned Jared Leto haircut, »

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The Week in Horror: 'Tales from the Darkside' gets a reboot, Keanu joins 'Neon Demon'

6 February 2015 2:23 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series rounding up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: America's favorite netlet revives a classic anthology series, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves sign on for some supermodel mayhem, the daughter of two Hollywood legends joins Ryan Murphy's new comedy-horror series (the first ever!) and the remake of a beloved Steven Spielberg Tobe Hooper-directed classic gets its first trailer. See below for the full roundup. #1 The CW is reviving "Tales from the Darkside" The '80s anthology series, known for adapting the works of such legendary horror authors as Stephen King and Clive Barker, is being piloted by the youth-skewing network for a possible airing in the 2015-16 TV cycle. Along with King's son Joe Hill ("Horns"), who wrote the pilot script for the series, "Darkside" will be executive-produced by »

- Chris Eggertsen

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