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‘The Shawshank Redemption’: Iconic Tree From The 1994 Classic Falls

22 July 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The famous oak tree from the 1994 classic “The Shawshank Redemption” has fallen, according to the Mansfield News Journal. The Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau confirmed on Friday that the staff at the convention had received calls that the iconic tree, located on private property on Pleasant Valley Road near Malabar Farm, fell and were not sure was caused it.

The tree was used as a filming location for the Frank Darabont adaptation of the Stephen King short story. The movie centered around two imprisoned men, Red (Morgan Freeman) and Andy (Tim Robbins), who bonded over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. In a scene with the tree, Red is seen walking along a hay field and removing stones from a rock wall where Andy kept a gift for him.

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- Liz Calvario

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Comic Review: The Berzerk Death Dealer

22 July 2016 1:31 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Over the last few years I’ve grown such a huge admiration for horror comics. It was a genre I wasn’t too familiar with aside from a few Tales From The Crypt issues that found their way into my chubby hands when I was a kid. For a long time there, it seemed like comics were mere products of geek culture, but the onslaught of mainstream comic book adaptations (mainly thanks to Marvel) have popularized the medium and drawn in several demographics. As an adult, my horror comic fascination started with Scott Snyder’s Severed and his American Vampire series. These comics have big name collaborations (Stephen King!) and even draw large crowds at conventions. This past year, I waited six hours in line at C2E2 to meet Snyder, but it was completely worth it. The selection of horror comics, however, isn’t too big so I scram »

- Jovy

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Producers Of Stranger Things Tease Future Seasons

21 July 2016 2:59 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Stranger Things unexpectedly blew everyone away when it debuted last week on Netflix. We dug it. Critics dug it. Stephen King dug it. No wonder the horror auteur supreme enjoyed the series; it pays homage to plenty of his works, along with several other iconic genre creators. While its brief eight-episode run wrapped up things (for the most part), there’s always the question of more: will we be getting Stranger Things season 2?

Producers Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen recently chatted to /Film about the huge success of the nostalgia-rich show and whether or not they foresee another trip or two to Hawkins, Indiana, and their responses ought to please fans:

“The answer is yes and yes. We definitely are hopeful to go several more seasons. And the plan is to continue with this set of characters while introducing a few critical key new ones next season. So I’ll »

- Gem Seddon

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‘Stranger Things’ Producers Hopeful For Several More Seasons With Same Characters

21 July 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix’s latest original series, “Stranger Things,” has become a total sensation, even having masters of horror Stephen King and Guillermo del Toro praise the show created by Matt and Ross Duffer.

In a new interview with Slash Films, executive producers of the series, Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen, discussed the success of the eight-episode thriller and what’s in store for the future.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ Fun Facts: Read Great Trivia About Music, Title Sequence & How Stephen King Shaped Filming

When asked where they see the show going and if they envision another season with the same characters, the answer was “yes!”

“The answer is yes and yes. We definitely are hopeful to go several more seasons,” said Levy. “And the plan is to continue with this set of characters while introducing a few critical key new ones next season. So I’ll just say that a lot »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Stranger Things’ Producers Hopeful For Several More Seasons With Same Characters

21 July 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix’s latest original series, “Stranger Things,” has become a total sensation, even having masters of horror Stephen King and Guillermo del Toro praise the show created by Matt and Ross Duffer.

In a new interview with Slash Films, executive producers of the series, Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen, discussed the success of the eight-episode thriller and what’s in store for the future.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ Fun Facts: Read Great Trivia About Music, Title Sequence & How Stephen King Shaped Filming

When asked where they see the show going and if they envision another season with the same characters, the answer was “yes!”

“The answer is yes and yes. We definitely are hopeful to go several more seasons,” said Levy. “And the plan is to continue with this set of characters while introducing a few critical key new ones next season. So I’ll just say that a lot »

- Liz Calvario

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17 Key Cinematic Influences On Stranger Things

21 July 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Credit where credit’s due for Matt and Ross Duffer: together, they’ve created one of the most purely entertaining shows of the year so far, despite having no major credits to their name before now (save for some shorts and a few episodes of Wayward Pines). Now, with Stranger Things, the brothers are set to become Hollywood big shots – already, their supernatural Netflix original is proving a runaway success with both critics and audiences.

It can’t be denied, however, that the brothers had help. It’ll be obvious to anyone who’s been tuned in to pop culture from the past 40 years that Stranger Things is the sum of its influences. This series certainly doesn’t exist in a bubble: rather, it’s a show propped up by ideas from other hit movies and stories drawn from the works of popular filmmakers.

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- Brogan Morris

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'Stranger Things': How Netflix's Retro Hit Resurrects the Eighties

21 July 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It's one thing to set a TV series in the 1980s; it's a whole other thing, however, to make it feel like it was actually shot during the Reagan-and-Rubik's-Cube era. Matt and Ross Duffer's new Netflix series Stranger Things is full of nostalgic nods to the decade and its pop-cultural products, but it's also uncommonly rigorous about getting the details just right — whether it's the many pitch-perfect music cues, the hat-tipping nods and homages to Eighties movies, or simply nailing the cringeworthy fashion statements of the day (those Mom jeans! »

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10 things you need to know about The Dark Tower movie

21 July 2016 4:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Last week, Entertainment Weekly made the surprising decision to put The Dark Tower on the cover of their Comic-Con special. That’s a spot usually reserved for an upcoming superhero movie, but the fact that the forthcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s epic series of novels made it there says a lot about just how […]

The post 10 things you need to know about The Dark Tower movie appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Josh Wilding

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Pick Your Poison: The Hallmark Homages of Stranger Things

21 July 2016 4:03 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Daniel Crooke here. For the past two weeks, I've walled myself off from any pop cultural offering that doesn't include the letters Lgbt while working around the clock at Outfest Los Angeles, our seminal, international queer film festival here in the City of Angels. Naturally the only external filmic force strong enough to infiltrate this border includes the words Winona Ryder. Slay, queen, slay.

I too have taken a long, hungry taste of the ananchronistic (and extra-colorful) Kool-Aid that is Netflix's '80s-set Stranger Things, the sci-fi outing that investigates a humdrum Indiana small town as a local young 'un mysteriously disappears in their midsts without warning. Much has been made of the homage-heavy layers that bake into its Spielbergian, Carpenteresque, Lynchian, and Stephen King-adjacent baklava; although the reason it succeeds beyond the hat-tip recipe can be found within the rich, nitty gritty filling of its heart-achingly true familial dynamics, »

- Daniel Crooke

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Neil Gaiman’s ‘Interworld’ To Be Adapted For TV By ‘Hamilton’ Producers

20 July 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Another day, another Ya novel adaptation. This time it’s Neil Gaiman and Michael Reeves’ fantasy/sci-fi series, “Interworld,” that will be getting the small screen treatment. Universal Cable Productions announced on Wednesday that they will be putting the series into development with “Hamilton” producers, Jeffrey Seller and Flody Suarez, overseeing the production.

Read More:‘American Gods’ Casts Orlando Jones In Key Role

Interworld” follows the adventures of a teenage Joey Harker, who, together with a group of other Joeys from different Earths, try and stop the two forces from taking over all the Earths in different universes. Gaiman, Reeves, Seller and Suarez will be executive producing the series.

Here’s the official description: Everyone in the Interworld is a version of Joey, some only a little different, while others are different genders, different ages and even different species. What makes them all special is that they have the ability to “walk, »

- Liz Calvario

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Neil Gaiman’s ‘Interworld’ To Be Adapted For TV By ‘Hamilton’ Producers

20 July 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Another day, another Ya novel adaptation. This time it’s Neil Gaiman and Michael Reeves’ fantasy/sci-fi series, “Interworld,” that will be getting the small screen treatment. Universal Cable Productions announced on Wednesday that they will be putting the series into development with “Hamilton” producers, Jeffrey Seller and Flody Suarez, overseeing the production.

Read More:‘American Gods’ Casts Orlando Jones In Key Role

Interworld” follows the adventures of a teenage Joey Harker, who, together with a group of other Joeys from different Earths, try and stop the two forces from taking over all the Earths in different universes. Gaiman, Reeves, Seller and Suarez will be executive producing the series.

Here’s the official description: Everyone in the Interworld is a version of Joey, some only a little different, while others are different genders, different ages and even different species. What makes them all special is that they have the ability to “walk, »

- Liz Calvario

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Matthew McConaughey teases The Crimson King with promo image for The Dark Tower

20 July 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following last week’s images [check them out here], Matthew McConaughey has revealed a mysterious new promotional image for The Dark Tower, which teases the presence of the Crimson King in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy epic…

See Also: 3 Reasons Dark Tower Fans Should Stop Freaking Out Over the Movie

The Dark Tower is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and stars Idris Elba (Luther) as Roland Deschain, Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar) as the Man in Black, Tom Taylor (Doctor Foster) as Jake Chambers, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Tirana, Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) as Richard Sayre, Michael Barbieri (Little Men) as Timmy, Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Arra Champignon and Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) in an as-yet-unrevealed role. It is set for release on February 17th 2017.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Netflix Launches Flixtape, Allowing Fans to Make Mixtapes of Their Favorite TV Shows & Movies

20 July 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

We’ve come a long way from John Cusack blasting Peter Gabriel on a boombox in “Say Anything…” With cassette tapes and burnt CDs having mostly been replaced by Spotify playlists, Netflix is looking to go even further with its new Flixtape feature, which is just what it sounds like: custom playlists of movies and TV shows for you to keep to yourself or share with the object of your affection.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ Fun Facts: Read Great Trivia About Music, Title Sequence & How Stephen King Shaped Filming

The streaming giant introduced the new functionality via a minute-long video pairing instructions with brief clips from some of its most popular shows: “Master of None,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” “Orange Is the New Black.” In a clear appeal to younger viewers, the 101 offers an explanation for what mixtapes actually are before explaining that Flixtapes have their »

- Michael Nordine

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Netflix Launches Flixtape, Allowing Fans to Make Mixtapes of Their Favorite TV Shows & Movies

20 July 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We’ve come a long way from John Cusack blasting Peter Gabriel on a boombox in “Say Anything…” With cassette tapes and burnt CDs having mostly been replaced by Spotify playlists, Netflix is looking to go even further with its new Flixtape feature, which is just what it sounds like: custom playlists of movies and TV shows for you to keep to yourself or share with the object of your affection.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ Fun Facts: Read Great Trivia About Music, Title Sequence & How Stephen King Shaped Filming

The streaming giant introduced the new functionality via a minute-long video pairing instructions with brief clips from some of its most popular shows: “Master of None,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” “Orange Is the New Black.” In a clear appeal to younger viewers, the 101 offers an explanation for what mixtapes actually are before explaining that Flixtapes have their »

- Michael Nordine

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Jennifer Hudson To Topline Adam Sandler’s Netflix Film ‘Sandy Wexler’

20 July 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Adam Sandler’s upcoming Netflix feature has found its leading lady. Jennifer Hudson has just joined the ‘90s-set film, titled “Sandy Wexler,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Oscar-winner will star as a talented singer named Courtney Clarke, opposite Sandler, a talent manager working in Los Angeles who represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney, who he discovers at an amusement park.

Read More: Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein Will Headline Cast of NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’

The film will be directed by “The Do-Over’s” Steven Brill. The script is written by Paul Sado, Dan Bulla and Sandler. Sandler will produce via his Happy Madison Productions banner along with Allen Covert. Executive producers include Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy.

Filming is expected to begin in Los Angeles »

- Liz Calvario

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Stephen King’s It – Awesome Fan Art Gives Us Full Look at New Pennywise

20 July 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We got our first look at the brand new Pennywise, being played by young actor Bill Skarsgard, just a couple weeks back, and the tease was more than enough to pique our interest. But a tease, at the end of… Continue Reading →

The post Stephen King’s It – Awesome Fan Art Gives Us Full Look at New Pennywise appeared first on Dread Central. »

- John Squires

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Great Job, Internet!: A handy-dandy guide to all the film references in Stranger Things

20 July 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The Netflix original series Stranger Things is taking the country by storm. Released just this past Friday, it’s already been binged by many who love its nostalgic throwback to the ’80s with a mashup of Amblin Entertainments, Stephen King stories, aural odes to Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter, and other genre mentions. (For those who are still going through the episodes, there’s the excellent reviews by Emily L. Stephens). It’s fun to pick out the influences of music, TV, books, and film on the series that creators the Duffer brothers have cooked into their homage. Now, thanks to a helpful (and alphabetical) guide by Vulture, fans can see all of the ways that certain films have played into the making of this pop culture phenomenon.

The post, which chronicles all of the major film references in an A-z format, is probably best for those who have completed »

- Rob Dean

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Dead Of Summer- Episode 4: “Modern Love”

19 July 2016 8:59 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

At the beginning of this episode, I felt a little uneasy as I watched the very touchy subject of gender identity unfold in what started to be a vanilla format. The story was going through the motions of lack of acceptance and misunderstanding, but I was extremely surprised to find myself getting very emotional at the end. While Dead Of Summer is a horror show first, this episode proved to offer way more than expected.

 

We got to follow Drew this time around, played beautifully by Zelda Williams. Drew, we learn, was born Andrea and this was something his mother could never comprehend as he grew up. Despite masculine self portraits and the disappointment of his first period, Drew’s mother always shrugged off any notion that he might be transgender. I had to remind myself that Dead Of Summer in set in the 80s as if that’s some sort of excuse for ignorance, »

- Jovy

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Matthew McConaughey Shares A New Teaser Image From The Dark Tower

19 July 2016 7:47 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Idris Elba being cast as Roland Deschain in The Dark Tower was a genius move by Sony Pictures, but so too was the decision to have Matthew McConaughey take on the role of The Man in Black. In the movie, he’ll be hunting down Jake Chambers because he wants to use the youngster’s powerful psychic abilities to break the beams of reality and bring down The Dark Tower.

However, everything the villain does is in the service of The Crimson King, an insane, god-like entity who will be resurrected to rule the chaos of these collapsed worlds if The Man in Black can successfully shatter the Tower. Today, Matthew McConaughey shared a new teaser image featuring that mysterious character’s sigul.

Talking recently about what exactly The Man in Black is up to in The Dark Tower, McConaughey indicated that his character may be more interested in his »

- Josh Wilding

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Play The Shining Board Game… Forever and Ever and Ever…

19 July 2016 4:43 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

What’s this? A board game based on Stanley Kubrick’s version of Stephen King’s The Shining? In a perfect world! What we have here is a neat little faux commercial that hits all of our happy buttons. Hey, kids! It’s The… Continue Reading →

The post Play The Shining Board Game… Forever and Ever and Ever… appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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