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The Essential Vampire Films

16 October 2017 7:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In readiness for Halloween, Tom Jolliffe takes a look at the essential Vampire films…

With that thing coming up that takes place on the last day in October. You know the one? Yeah, candy sales go through the roof, your house gets egged and toilet papered. Meanwhile you sacrifice a chicken over a Ouji board in the hope of getting Kevin James to stop making films. It never works and you just unleash hell on Earth (or to put it another way, a new Kevin James film comes out). With that in mind, I thought it’d be a good time to look over the best Vampire films around.Why Vampires? Well I was watching a film (that will appear on this list) and had a brainwave.

So without further ado, and not in any particular order, here are the essential Vampire films!

Nosferatu (1922)

This iconic piece of cinema remains »

- Tom Jolliffe

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Tommy Lee Jones joins Casey Affleck in Stoner

15 October 2017 2:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month it was announced that Casey Affleck (Manchester By the Sea) is set to lead the cast of Joe Wright’s (Atonement) new film Stoner, based upon the acclaimed 1965 novel from John Williams, and now THR is reporting that Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men) has also signed on to the project.

The film will see Affleck as William Stoner, “a dirt-poor farmer turned academic who emerges as an unlikely existential hero while making his way through the first half of the 20th century.” As yet, there’s no word as to who Jones will be playing.

Jones is currently shooting James Gray’s sci-fi Ad Astra with Brad Pitt, and has the Iraq war drama Shock and Awe and the action comedy Just Getting Started incoming. Wright’s next film Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, is set to open in the U. »

- Gary Collinson

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DVD reviews: Fast and Furious 8; Churchill; A Man Called Ove; and more

15 October 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The fast-car franchise takes more corners than chances, while Brian Cox’s Winston is already overshadowed by Gary Oldman

You’d think, after 16 years, that the fast-cars-and-vast-biceps appeal of the Fast and Furious franchise would be sufficiently established to allow a few risks with the branding. But the UK distributors of its latest instalment are taking no chances. What was released Stateside as The Fate (or the F8?) of the Furious was served to us simply as Fast and Furious 8 (Universal, 12). That’s a shame, because the vague pun in the American title of this typically souped-up monster truck of a film is easily the smartest thing about it.

Other than that, it’s loudly banging business as usual for a series that has essentially become 007 with tank tops in place of tuxes. Give or take some inconsequential side-switching within the film’s comfortably established “family”, the franchise’s streak »

- Guy Lodge

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Limitations of the modern movie trailer

13 October 2017 6:22 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Oct 17, 2017

Film trailers have to be loud, aggressive and exciting. But what if the movie itself is neither?

Bwooommmm. Honk! Ratatatatat. A hushed voice: “You don’t know what’s coming”. Ominous silence. Bwoommmmm. Honk! Brahhmmm.

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By now, the conventions of the modern movie trailer - all rapid-fire editing, loud whooshing and parping noises and ominous portent - have become as established as the oft-lampooned ones we used to get back in the 1980s. The ones that always began, “He was a man on the edge...”, or “In a world...", or a variant thereof.

In fact, trailers for mainstream movies are now so standardised and formulaic that Red Letter Media was able to put together an eight-minute video made of nothing but cliched shots from blockbuster movie promos, »

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‘Darkest Hour’ Team On A Rounded Churchill And A Possible ‘Dunkirk’ Supercut – The Contenders London

7 October 2017 12:14 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

After an impressive bow at the Toronto Film Festival, where the film spurred talk of Oscar nominations for director Joe Wright and star Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour writer/producer Anthony McCarten and editor Valerio Bonelli talked Deadline’s first The Contenders London audience through their gripping period piece yesterday. Starring an unrecognizable Oldman as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the film details the first difficult months of the statesman's tenancy at… »

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9 Emerging Latino Artists Millennials Can’t Get Enough Of

5 October 2017 5:06 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

With more than 233 million Instagram followers combined, these Latino entertainers are cementing their names in Hollywood.

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Et is paying tribute to this special group of actors and singers, who are not only enriching the creative arts, but also paying it forward. 

Related: 9 Inspiring Latino Designers Slaying the Fashion World

Cardi B

Photo: Getty Images

The 24-year-old rapper -- whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar -- is currently dominating the music charts with her debut single, "Bodak Yellow," which recently reached number one on the Us Billboard Hot 100 chart. Born and raised in the Bronx, Cardi B's mother hails from Trinidad and her father is Dominican. In 2015, she joined the cast of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: New York for two seasons before leaving the reality show to focus on her music.

Now, Cardi B is slaying the hip hop and social media game (she has 10.7 million followers on Instagram) and is »

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Denzel Back in the Oscar Race?

5 October 2017 3:23 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Chris here.

After it was such a surprise late addition to the Tiff lineup, it wasn't much of a shock that Roman J Israel, Esq. got one of the more muted responses of the festival's big premieres. But the film is coming right around the corner and we can expect a much more attentive response for its release now that we have more time to actually get excited for it. And from the looks of the new trailer, it looks like we'll be getting more of peak Denzel Washington after a near miss with Oscar in Fences.

So can this film build on the momentum that Washington had last year? The Best Actor race is on the thin side, aside from incoming behemoth Gary Oldman, so some movie star goodwill can't hurt. Writer/director Dan Gilroy certainly gave us a complex sociopolitical male vehicle with Nightcrawler and this looks like another layered morality tale, »

- Chris Feil

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Based on a True Story: Why So Many Biopics Create Oscar Buzz But Become Box-Office Flops

5 October 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fall is the season of Real-People movies — the biopics that often fuel Oscar hopes. Recent weeks brought “The Battle of the Sexes,” “Stronger,” and “Victoria & Abdul” and there’s more than a dozen to come, including “Marshall,” “The Post,” “Darkest Hour,” and “The Current War.” There’s good reason to believe that a biopic might produce awards. In the last five years, 28 of the 100 Oscar acting nominees played real-life characters, as did four of the 20 winners. But when it comes to the box office, the odds aren’t as kind.

Read More:With ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Darkest Hour’ Showing Strong, Will Churchill-Heavy Britpics Storm the Oscars?

Since 2012, there have been about 100 biopics including hits like “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” and “Julie and Julia.” But while recent years featured real-life characters and stories in some of the biggest non-franchise hits, the format may have reached a saturation point. 

Last year, »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Liza Chasin Exits Working Title After 26 Years

2 October 2017 12:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Liza Chasin, president of the U.S. operations of U.K.-based Working Title, is departing the company after 26 years.

Working Title co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner made the announcement to staff in an email on Monday. The missive included a note from Chasin, who said she is moving on to an unspecified gig elsewhere: “Now, I am very excited for my next chapter, where I will continue to create original content with great talent.”

Chasin joined Working Title in 1991 as its director of development and was promoted to vice president of production and development. She became president of the company in 1996.

Her credits include Cate Blanchett’s “Elizabeth,” 2001’s “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” 2002’s “About a Boy,” “Les Miserables,” “The Danish Girl,” “Victoria & Abdul,” and Edgar Wright’s “At World’s End,” “Baby Driver,” and his upcoming “The Darkest Hour,” starring Gary Oldman.

Read the note from Bevan and Fellner below.

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- Dave McNary

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Hollywood Contenders – A first crack at 2017 Golden Globe predictions

2 October 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Folks, we’ve reached a new point in the season. Now that we’re really getting into the heart of the fall months and pretty close to entering what is essentially the tail end of the 2017 movie release season, I wanted to take my first official crack this season at a set of Golden Globe predictions. In fact, I’d hoped to do this last week, but enough other news broke (plus the Blade Runner 2049 embargo lifting early) that it got delayed to these first days of October. As always, I’ll be mixing these in with Oscar predictions going forward, but early Globe picks are always of special interest to me, especially since sometimes you’re still guessing category placement and just what the tastes of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will look like at the time. They’re almost impossible to accurately guess off the bat the first time around, »

- Joey Magidson

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Churchill

30 September 2017 7:09 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The scope of this slice of wartime history is so small, it’s almost the movie equivalent of a one-man show. There are perhaps only a dozen speaking roles. Brian Cox is impressive as The Man Who Saved England in its Darkest Hour, but the drama reduces both the man and the historical crisis to trivial status, as little more than a personal emotional crisis: “Winston, the Haunted Imperialist.”

Churchill

Blu-ray

Cohen Media Group

2017 / Color / 2:39 widescreen / 105 min. / Street Date October 3, 2017 / 30.99

Starring: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, James Purefoy.

Cinematography: David Higgs

Film Editor: Chris Gill

Original Music: Lorne Balfe

Written by Alex von Tunzelmann

Produced by Claudia Bluemhuber, Nick Taussig, Piers Tempest, Paul Van Carter

Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky

No, it isn’t Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill … that’s another movie, Darkest Hour. This is the Brian Cox Churchill movie.

Any »

- Glenn Erickson

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Movie Talk: New International ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Trailer Released

29 September 2017 2:59 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Friday September 29th, 2017) Dennis Tzeng, Perri Nemiroff, David Griffin, John Rocha, Sinead DeVries and Wendy Lee discuss the following: J.J. Abrams and Arrival scribe turning Your Name into a live-action film Collider.com’s Top 56 Disney movies list discussion New Darkest Hour trailer starring Gary Oldman New international trailer released for Thor: Ragnarok First trailer released for Gotti starring John Travolta Danny Elfman says he puts a dark twist on John WilliamsSuperman score in Justice League Mail Bag [caption id="attachment_652678" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via Warner … »

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Shaun Of The Dead Los Angeles Outdoor Screening Announced by Focus Features and Fandango

29 September 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If your zombie apocalypse plans include having a pint of cold lager or you find yourself peeking through your curtains to see if there is a girl in the garden, then you'll want to take note of a special outdoor screening of Shaun of the Dead at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on October 26th. Not only will horror fans get to watch Edgar Wright's rom-zom-com under the stars right before Halloween, but they are also encouraged to dress up as their favorite Shaun of the Dead character, so start looking for your cricket paddle...

Press Release: Los Angeles, September 29, 2017 – Focus 15, the initiative commemorating the founding 15 years ago of worldwide film company Focus Features, has partnered with Fandango, the leading digital network for all things movies, and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for a special outdoor zombie screening of Shaun of the Dead the week of Halloween on Thursday, »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Super Dark Times’: Watch the Unnerving Opening Sequence From Kevin Phillips’ Teen-Centric Psychological Thriller

29 September 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

That title? It’s not kidding. In Kevin Phillips’ “Super Dark Times,” darkness settles over a small Hudson Valley town after a horrific accident forever alters the lives of a group of seemingly normal teens, including stars Owen Campbell and Charlie Tahan. A cross between “Stand By Me” and “Donnie Darko,” with plenty of “Stranger Things” evocations for good measure, it’s the kind of film that lovingly recreates the final wonders of childhood while hitting back with some horrific adult truths. High school, what a thing.

Per the film’s official synopsis, “Zach (Campbell) and Josh (Tahan) are best friends growing up in a leafy Upstate New York suburb in the 1990s, where teenage life revolves around hanging out, navigating first love and vying for popularity. When a traumatic incident drives a wedge between the previously inseparable pair, their youthful innocence abruptly vanishes as their lives spiral into violence. »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Bill Nye: Science Guy’ Trailer: Everyone’s Favorite TV Scientist Takes Aim at Climate Change and Selfie Culture — Watch

29 September 2017 7:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you’re a member of a certain segment of the American population (yes, okay, Millennials, Gen Y, and the like), it’s likely that any affection you have for science was at least partially spawned by Bill Nye, the self-professed “science guy.” For many years, Nye’s infectious excitement for science was piped into schoolrooms across the country, aiming to make big questions seem fun and relatable and applicable to the everyday.

Read More:‘Bill Nye Saves the World’ Renewed For Season 2, Because Twitter Proves We Need It

A few years on, and Nye is still bent on making people love science, or at least respect and understand it. In the new documentary, “Bill Nye: Science Guy,” everyone’s favorite TV scientist looks to the future, and a bleak one, if more people don’t start listening to what the world is trying to tell them. These days, Nye »

- Kate Erbland

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Thor: Ragnarok, Darkest Hour, and Father Figures make up our daily news roundup!

28 September 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Thor: Ragnarok, Darkest Hour, and Father Figures make up our daily news roundup!Thor: Ragnarok, Darkest Hour, and Father Figures make up our daily news roundup!Amanda Wood9/28/2017 4:30:00 Pm

Thor fans rejoice! There’s only a few weeks left to wait before Thor: Ragnarok hits theatres, and to tide you over the good people at Marvel have released a very cool behind-the-scenes video. Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson and director Taika Waititi all get their moment to shine in this vid, so check it out to get your Thor fill! Catch Thor: Ragnarok in Cineplex theatres November 3rd.

There’s also a new trailer for the hilarious looking Father Figures, which stars Ed Helms and Owen Wilson brothers who find out that they don’t actually know who their father is. The always excellent Glenn Close plays their mother who also has no idea who the father might be. »

- Amanda Wood

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Three More Join Gary Oldman in Haunted Ship Thriller ‘Mary’

28 September 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Now in production, the casting of the supernatural thriller Mary has grown by three today as Deadline reports that Insidious: Chapter 3 star Stefanie Scott (above), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Murder on the Orient Express) and Chloe Perrin have come aboard the haunted ship. Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer and Owen Teague (It) also star in the Tucker Tooley Entertainment […] »

- John Squires

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Watch Gary Oldman Become Winston Churchill in New Trailer for Darkest Hour

28 September 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Watch Gary Oldman Become Winston Churchill in New Trailer for Darkest Hour »

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Stefanie Scott, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo & Chloe Perrin Join Thriller ‘Mary’

28 September 2017 1:19 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Stefanie Scott (Insidious: Chapter 3), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Murder on the Orient Express) and Chloe Perrin have joined the cast of the supernatural thriller Mary opposite Emily Mortimer and Gary Oldman, which is in production in Alabama with Michael Goi (American Horror Story) at the helm. The supernatural thriller, written by The ShallowsAnthony Jaswinski, comes from Tucker Tooley Entertainment and eOne. The story follows a couple facing financial struggles… »

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World War II drama Darkest Hour gets two new trailers

28 September 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following yesterday’s poster [take a look here], two new trailers have now arrived online for director Joe Wright’s upcoming biographical drama Darkest Hour which stars Gary Oldman as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill; watch them below…

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which »

- Amie Cranswick

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