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Watch: Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are Uncensored, Hilarious and 'Difficult People' in Hulu Series' First Trailer

31 July 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hulu is getting ready to roll out some high profile new shows, including Jason Katims' "The Way" (starring Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan), Jason Reitman's "Casual" (with Eliza Coupe and Francis Conroy), and the Stephen King/J.J. Abrams/James Franco collaboration "11/22/63." But before those original series attempt to rebrand the streaming service by offering up big name talent, two smaller names have an under-the-radar offering that looks to be just as much of a "must watch" as these heavy-hitting dramas.  Read More: 'BoJack Horseman' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg's Got Plans For a Darker, Weirder Season 3 Billy Eichner (who most people know as Craig from "Parks and Recreation" or the loud man who roams the boulevards of New York in "Billy on the Street") and Julie Klausner (most recently seen as Donna on the now-canceled Fox series "Mulaney" but better known as the host of her podcast, »

- Ben Travers

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Watch: Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are Uncensored, Hilarious and 'Difficult People' in Hulu Series' First Trailer

31 July 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Hulu is getting ready to roll out some high profile new shows, including Jason Katims' "The Way" (starring Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan), Jason Reitman's "Casual" (with Eliza Coupe and Francis Conroy), and the Stephen King/J.J. Abrams/James Franco collaboration "11/22/63." But before those original series attempt to rebrand the streaming service by offering up big name talent, two smaller names have an under-the-radar offering that looks to be just as much of a "must watch" as these heavy-hitting dramas.  Read More: 'BoJack Horseman' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg's Got Plans For a Darker, Weirder Season 3 Billy Eichner (who most people know as Craig from "Parks and Recreation" or the loud man who roams the boulevards of New York in "Billy on the Street") and Julie Klausner (most recently seen as Donna on the now-canceled Fox series "Mulaney" but better known as the host of her podcast, »

- Ben Travers

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See Stephen King, James Franco in First '11/22/63' Set Photo

31 July 2015 6:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Casting was still underway earlier this week for Hulu's upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's "11/22/63," but production has already kicked off on the miniseries.

King posted the first photo from the set a few days ago, posing with star James Franco, who plays lead Jake Epping, alongside J.J. Abrams, who's producing the show under his Bad Robot banner. "11/22/63" centers around high school teacher Epping traveling back in time to try to prevent President John F. Kennedy's assassination on the titular date.

Me, along with a couple of friends--James Franco and Jj Abrams--on the set of 11/22/63. Everything looks cool. pic.twitter.com/ds0A48WNwf

- Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 29, 2015

"Everything looks cool," King wrote on Twitter alongside the photo, and we're excited by the author's assessment. When a follower inquired when the series would debut -- there's no firm release date yet -- King said that was to be determined, »

- Katie Roberts

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Watch: War Lord Idris Elba Reigns Over Harrowing 'Beasts of No Nation' Teaser

30 July 2015 7:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Tribeca: Cary Fukunaga On 'True Detective,' Netflix's 'Beasts of No Nation' Release, and Stephen King's 'It' While Cary Fukunaga broke out in the mainstream for his acclaimed, Emmy-winning direction of "True Detective" Season 1, indie cinephiles have been fans of his for quite some time, given the powerful vision on display in his two feature films, "Sin Nombre" and "Jane Eyre." Fortunately, the success of HBO's crime drama has given Fukunaga his biggest canvas yet in his new drama, "Beasts of No Nation," which Netflix acquired in March in a headline-making $12 million deal. "Luther" favorite Idris Elba stars as a ruthless war lord who takes in a young boy, Agu (newcomer Abraham Attah) and trains him to become a child solider. The film is based on the novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, and if the grueling teaser trailer above is any indication, the drama should be a harrowing, »

- Zack Sharf

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Watch: Idris Elba Leads Child Soldiers In The First Trailer For Cary Fukunaga’s ‘Beasts Of No Nation’

30 July 2015 7:09 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Cary Fukunaga burst onto the independent cinema scene in 2009 with his striking debut and immigration drama “Sin Nombre.” He’s made several celebrated films since and of course really cemented his auteur status by directing the entire first season of “True Detective.” But one of the first projects he announced after Focus Features and Universal signed him up for a big three picture deal in the wake of the critical “Sin Nombre” buzz was a little project called “Beasts Of No Nation,” based on the book by Nigerian-American author Uzodinma Iweala. The project was seemingly long forgotten after Fukunaga went on to make “Jane Eyre,” “True Detective,” and signed on for myriad other projects — many of which have come and gone like the adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” — but he swung back to the project last year with Idris Elba in the lead (and really the only star in »

- Edward Davis

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Limmy interview: Daft Wee Stories

29 July 2015 7:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Paul Weedon chats to Brian Limond, aka Limmy, about comedy, gallows humour, and new book, Daft Wee Stories. Strong swearing ahead...

Warning: the following contains frequent strong swearing and content some readers may find er, offensive.

With a cult following that would make even the most mainstream of comedians jealous, Brian Limond, better known to his legion of fans as Limmy, has spent the past decade and a half building a reputation as one of the strangest, most bafflingly brilliant comedians currently working. With the release of his new book, Daft Wee Stories, we sat down for a lengthy chat with Glesga’s favourite son.

“I love saying terrible things,” Limmy exclaims with a wry smile. “Things that I think are terrible and I’ve gotten in to trouble in the past – just hearing it come out of my mouth or seeing it typed and seeing it out there – something »

- louisamellor

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'Goosebumps' Set Visit: Jack Black Talks Monsters and R.L. Stine

28 July 2015 3:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last summer, Movieweb was invited by Sony Pictures to the set of Goosebumps in Atlanta, Georgia. Goosebumps, for anyone living under a rock for the last thirty years, is a collection of children's horror books by author R.L. Stine. Stine is one of the best-selling writers in history with over four hundred million books sold. Goosebumps has had several adaptations over the years, but this is the first big-budget, Hollywood movie. Goosebumps is produced by Scholastic Media's Executive Vice-President, Deborah Forte; an industry stalwart who was also responsible for the popular 90s TV show based on the books. Jack Black stars with direction by animation and effects veteran Rob Letterman.

Our first note from Sony was to wear proper shoes. This is what you want to hear as a reporter attending a movie set. Why? Because the odds of just sitting around in a studio for hours watching takes is substantially decreased. »

- MovieWeb

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Lori Evans Taylor Given Bed Rest

27 July 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Proving that scripts written on spec are still ocassionally currency in Hollywood, the horror thriller Bed Rest has just come out of practically nowhere to get the studios excited. Lori Evans Taylor is the writer, and MGM the company that grabbed the rights, making a preemptive deal for a cool six figures. Chris Sparling (Buried) will produce.Sounding like a meaty one-woman show for the right actress, Bed Rest revolves around an expectant woman, you guessed it, confined to her duvet due to complications with her pregnancy. And while she's there, "bad things happen". Films like Disturbia (and by association Rear Window) are being thrown around as comparisons, but we'd suggest there's a bit of Stephen King's Gerald's Game in that set-up too.Spec scripts were big business back in the '80s and '90s, with writers like Shane Black and Joe Eszterhas coining it before the bubble burst. »

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Horror Real Estate: 8 Places Horror Films Have Taught Us Not To Live In

27 July 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

There’s something eerie and foreboding about the towns, cities and locations of the following films that our own Joshua Soriano sent us. While a lot of horror films focus on people and events, these films, for one reason or another embodies their horror in their locale’s as well. I love this list, and think that you fright fanatics will too. Read on!-Jerry

 

Salem’s Lot, Maine – Salem’S Lot

Sure the real estate prices are good, especially when it comes to decaying mansions on hilltops, but Salem’s Lot (formally know as Jerusalem’s Lot) may be a bit of a let down as far as nightlife goes. One would assume it’s hard to enjoy a night on the town when Mr. Barlow is stalking the streets and turning everyone, including children, into bloodthirsty vampires that interupt your r.e.m. cycle by scratching on your windows. »

- Josh Soriano

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Josh Duhamel Books Role on Hulu's '11/22/63'

27 July 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The upcoming Hulu miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's "11/22/63" has added yet another big name to its already-sprawling cast, with actor Josh Duhamel joining the ensemble.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Duhamel will have a regular role on the series, which stars James Franco as English teacher Jake Epping, who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on the titular date. According to THR, Duhamel's character is an antagonist for Epping:

Duhamel will play Frank Dunning, the father of Jake's student Harry Dunning (played by youngster Jack Fulton and Leon Rippy), in 1960s Kentucky. Frank is the rakish town butcher, a ladies' man with an effortless smile that everyone welcomes -- except Jake, the only man who knows the full violence of which Frank is capable.

The rest of the impressive cast includes Daniel Webber (who's playing assassin Lee Harvey Oswald), Chris Cooper, Cherry Jones, »

- Katie Roberts

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Stanley Kubrick's 13 movies ranked from worst to best

26 July 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Stanley Kubrick was a sucker for order, so he might have appreciated the desire to catalogue his career. However, since his films often warn against placing too much faith in systems, perhaps he knew that this way madness lies.

Frankly, most of his films have fair claim to being number one, so establishing first amongst equals means some hard choices have been made along the way - just try not to trigger the doomsday device or start swinging the axe if you don't agree.

So without further ado, let's open the pod bay doors and enter the enigmatic, exceptional work of Stanley Kubrick.

13. Fear and Desire (1953)

Even a genius has to start somewhere. Already a successful magazine photographer and documentary maker, 24-year-old Kubrick directed his debut about a military mission on limited funds - it was shot silently with sound added later.

Plagued by difficulties, Kubrick later called it "a completely inept oddity, »

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“Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned”: Top 10 Damaged Divas in the Movies

25 July 2015 1:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sure, we have all seen our share of an “Unstable Mabel” in cinema throughout the years. Some, more than others, do stand out in craziness, chaos and curiosity. These furious females in film–at least the ones that we will spotlight in this particular movie column–have something to their off-kilter filter that dares to dig deep on so many psychological levels of frivolity and fury.

In Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned: Top 10 Damaged Divas in the Movies we will examine some of the warped women on the big screen that have a sense of demented diva-like dimensions to their cockeyed characterizations. These mistresses of misbehaving all demonstrate various kinds of detachment and dysfunction that capture our puzzling imaginations. Are there perhaps even stronger and more memorable bombastic she-beasts that have a certain score to settle against their detractors or society as a whole? Of course. However, the »

- Frank Ochieng

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Film Review: ‘Frank the Bastard’

24 July 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Like sands through the hourglass, the soap-operatic thriller “Frank the Bastard” drizzles out tiny tidbits of expository information scene-by scene throughout its nearly two hour running time, and when it’s done, one is left with little more than an awareness that a unit of time has elapsed. A Nor’easter Gothic with a strong sense for its coastal Maine setting, but little understanding of how to draw the viewer into a convoluted mystery involving broadly drawn motivations and thinly sketched characters, Brad Coley’s slow-paced, overstuffed genre piece offers a decent cast, but should nonetheless struggle to do much business beyond VOD.

We’re first introduced to 33-year-old New Yorker Clair (Rachel Miner) as she suffers a debilitating panic attack just as she’s finalizing her divorce. Later that night, Clair turns to her free-spirited best friend Isolda (Shamika Cotton) for consolation, and she rather improbably suggests that the »

- Andrew Barker

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The 'Pet Sematary' remake is sounding a lot better than the original movie

24 July 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Like many fans of Stephen King's 1983 novel "Pet Sematary," the author had a mixed reaction to the 1989 film version of the book: "I think [star] Dale Midkiff is stiff in places.  I think Denise Crosby comes across cold in places," King told Cinefantastique magazine in 1991. "I don't feel that the couple that's at the center of the story has the kind of warmth that would set them off perfectly against the supernatural element that surrounds them.  I like that contrast better.  I think it does what horror movies are supposed to do.  It's an outlaw genre.  It's an outlaw picture.  A lot of the reviews have suggested very strongly that people are offended by the picture, and that's exactly the effect that the horror movie seeks." Confession: I am probably even less a fan of the Mary Lambert-directed adaptation than King is. To me, the film suffers from an »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Horror movies: how big has their impact really been?

23 July 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Have you ever stopped to consider the level of impact horror movies have on our society?

I’m not talking about theories where horror movies turn people into killers or whatever. I’m talking about how horror movies have impacted what we wear, the shows we watch on TV, the music we listen to and even the games we play.

If you’ve not, let me tell you this — the impact is pretty vast.

It has quite literally made its presence known in every other aspect of consumerist life. If you’re a horror movie buff, like me, then you’re bound to find it interesting to see an overview of how and where it’s done this. So let me quench that interest. Here’s an overview of how horror movies have impacted, well, everything.

Music

Think back to your favourite thriller. It had an iconic sound to it, »

- Gary Collinson

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NecronomiCon Providence 2015 to Celebrate H.P. Lovecraft’s 125th Birthday

21 July 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

H.P. Lovecraft's influence on generations of horror writers and filmmakers is as undeniably powerful as the terror-inducing monsters within his fiction, and this August, NecronomiCon Providence will fittingly celebrate the 125th birthday of the late Cthulhu creator.

Press Release: "Providence, Ri (July 16, 2015) – The countdown is on and passes are selling fast for NecronomiCon Providence 2015! The world’s foremost celebration of author H.P. Lovecraft and the many writers and artists he inspired returns August 20-23 to the Biltmore and Omni hotels in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. With Lovecraft’s hometown of Providence as a backdrop, this four-day event will serve as a tribute to his influential writing, as well as the city’s celebrated culture and history. This year’s convention coincides with the 125th anniversary of Lovecraft’s birth in 1890, and organizers are busy coordinating citywide festivities to commemorate the grand occasion.

H.P. Lovecraft is often considered the father of supernatural horror fiction. »

- Derek Anderson

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Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box UK Blu-ray Set Release Details & Cover Art

21 July 2015 3:10 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Just in time for Halloween, Arrow Video will release fresh 2k restorations of Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, complete with plenty of bonus feature goodies in the Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box UK Blu-ray set.

Slated for an October 26th release in the UK, Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box includes the Hellraiser: Evolutions documentary, a 200-page hardcover book examining Clive Barker's Hellraiser universe, and much more.

From Arrow Video: "Stephen King was once quoted as saying: “I have seen the future of horror… his name is Clive Barker.” That future became reality when, in 1987, Barker unleashed his directorial debut Hellraiser – launching a hit franchise and creating an instant horror icon in the formidable figure of Pinhead.

Barker’s original Hellraiser, based on his novella The Hellbound Heart, follows Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) as she comes head-to-head with the Cenobites – demonic beings from another »

- Derek Anderson

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Christine Blu-ray Slated for September 29th Release

21 July 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

John Carpenter's depiction of Stephen King's killer ’58 Plymouth Fury is coming back out on Blu-ray—this time in a wide release (Twilight Time released 3,000 Christine Blu-rays in 2013).

Blu-ray.com reports that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set a September 29th release date for the Christine Blu-ray, which should give horror fans more than enough time to have it on their shelves by the time Halloween movie marathon season hits.

No special features have been announced, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements. Directed by Carpenter (and also featuring an eerie score he crafted with Alan Howarth) from a screenplay Bill Phillips penned based on King's novel of the same name, Christine stars Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Harry Dean Stanton, and Christine Belford.

Synopsis: "Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. »

- Derek Anderson

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Andy Muschietti Named Director For ‘It’ Remake, Replacing Cary Fukunaga

20 July 2015 12:16 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Director Cary Fukunaga is no longer in charge of adapting again Stephen King’s classic It after he reportedly stormed out from New Line Cinema after he had arguments over how to film the movie. New Line Cinema announced that the Argentinean director Andy Muschietti will take over from Fukunaga directing this second adaptation of the […]

The post Andy Muschietti Named Director For ‘It’ Remake, Replacing Cary Fukunaga appeared first on uInterview. »

- Quentin Gueroult

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Marg Helgenberger on 'Under the Dome' and a 'Proper Send-Off' for 'CSI'

18 July 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

You wouldn't know it by looking at her, but Marg Helgenberger's a full-on television icon with three decades of credits on some of the most beloved series in history: regular stints on "Ryan's Hope," "China Beach" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" to her latest gig on "Under the Dome," as well as guest spots on everything from "Matlock" and "The Larry Sanders Show" to "Frasier" and "ER."

Given how good the small screen's been to her throughout her long career, you probably won't be surprised when you find out which famous TV lady is her long-term professional role model, as Helgenberger shares some updates about her return to the "CSI" mothership for its final send-off in the fall and her enigmatic new role in hermetically sealed Chester's Mill.

Moviefone: What can you tell us about the big "CSI" finale, which you'll be a part of?

Marg Helgenberger: Anthony Zuiker »

- Scott Huver

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