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Best Old School Horror/Mystery Television Series

18 hours ago | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Halloween is almost here and it is time to snuggle in with your cats/significant other/or whatever else makes you feel snuggly and warm and get to binge watching some weird or scary shows. The weather is getting cooler and the atmosphere is getting spookier so check out these four television shows for the weird, scary, and downright odd.

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks has everything. Murder, serial killers, possession by the other worldly, love triangles, amnesia, a lady who hears a log talk to her, drugs, and sex. But the best part of the series is Agent Dale Cooper played by  Kyle MacLachlan and Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne. Both are gorgeous and Agent Cooper is marvelously eccentric while falling in love with the life that is Twin Peaks.

While this show isn’t really scary, it is the definition of weird. The supernatural aspects of the show kept »

- Sarah Sommer

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Review: Marvel's Agents of Shield soundtrack

30 September 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Composer Bear McCreary says, “I've always adored superheroes and their musical fanfares”, adding, “Collaborating with Marvel, Joss Whedon and his creative team is truly a dream come true. Together, we craft a score each week that I hope measures up to the insanely high standards of Marvel fans around the world.”

The prolific composer's addition to the Whedonverse with Marvel's Agents of Shield was hailed by fans. Yet when the show premiered, to the surprise of many the score itself seemed understated, especially in comparison to more bombastic superhero themes, and especially in light of McCreary's memorably eclectic, unconventional score for Joss Whedon's favourite show, the rebooted Battlestar Galactica. (Not to mention the fact that 'Bear' is an awesome name, so it seems almost a waste for him to write anything less than bombastic.)

Perhaps there's a parallel to be drawn between the music and the (generally) non-superpowered characters. »

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James Ponsoldt’s The Circle adds Boyhood actor Ellar Coltrane

30 September 2015 12:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In his first post-Boyhood role, actor Ellar Coltrane has been added to the cast of James Ponsoldt’s The Circle

The Circle, which is Ponsoldt’s follow-up to this summer’s The End of the Tour, already boasts a large and impressive cast that includes Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton and Karen Gillan.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Coltrane will play Watson’s ex-boyfriend, who tries to “go off the grid” and evade the Circle, a powerful tech company that believes privacy is an “outdated idea.”

Coltrane played the lead character Mason in last year’s Boyhood, which was famously filmed a little bit each year from 2002 to 2013. The actor, who was only six years old when he was cast in the film, was 19 by the time production wrapped. Over the course of his career, Coltrane has also appeared in such films as Fast Food Nation »

- Justin Cook

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‘Boyhood’ Actor Ellar Coltrane Joins Tom Hanks in ‘The Circle’

29 September 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ellar Coltrane has lined up his next gig after his breakout role in Oscar nominee “Boyhood,” having signed on to join Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in James Ponsoldt’s “The Circle,” sources confirm to Variety.

John Boyega, Bill Paxton and Karen Gillan are also set to join the cast. Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”) is directing from his own script, based on the Dave Eggers novel of the same name.

The film is being produced by Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone, Anthony Bregman for Likely Story and Ponsoldt. The film will be presented by Image Nation in association with Parkes MacDonald Productions.

Im Global is handling international sales while U.S. rights are being jointly repped by UTA Independent Film Group and CAA.

Eggers’ novel focuses on a young woman who is hired for a big job at an online monopoly called the Circle, which links users’ personal emails, »

- Justin Kroll

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Boyhood's Ellar Coltrane Joins The Circle

29 September 2015 9:28 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We watched him grow up on screen in Boyhood, and now Ellar Coltrane has landed his first role since the Oscar-winning drama. He’s signed on to the cast of tech thriller The Circle.Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Bill Paxton, Nate Corddry and fellow new cast arrival Patton Oswalt are all part of the pic, which director James Ponsoldt adapted from Dave Eggers’ 2013 novel. The story follows a young woman (Watson) hired to work for the titular internet megacorp, which already boasts Hanks and Boyega (as the visionary behind the driving idea) among its ranks The concept behind the company is uniting users' email, social media, banking and online shopping in its universal operating system as one identity, with this leading to a new age of transparency and civility. Of course, it’s not that simple – and the story becomes a thriller that exploits the dangers »

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Cancelled: "Crazy Mama" 40th Anniversary Screening, L.A., September 24

23 September 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Notice: The Royal Laemmle Theatre In L.A Has Announced That This Screening Has Been Cancelled! Click Here

Jonathan Demme’s 1975 film Crazy Mama, which stars Cloris Leachman, Stuart Whitman, Ann Southern, and Jim Backus, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be holding a special one-night-only showing of the 83-minute film on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 7:30 pm.

Actress Cloris Leachman is scheduled to appear at the screening and is due to partake in a post-screening Q & A for a discussion on the making of the film.

From the press release:

Crazy Mama was one of the early movies directed by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Melvin and Howard, Married to the Mob, Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married). Produced by Roger and Julie Corman, the film follows three generations of women (played by Cloris Leachman, Ann Sothern as her mother, »

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Casting: Close, Thomas, Banquero, Paxton, Brody

18 September 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »


Glenn Close is in final negotiations to join J.K. Simmons, Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Terry Bradshaw and Ving Rhames in Lawrence Sher's comedy "Bastards".

Wilson and Helms play brothers whose eccentric and one-time wild party girl in the 1970s mother (Close) fabricates a story that their father died when they were young. When they find out the story is false, they set out to find their real father. [Source: Deadline]

Ouija 2

Henry Thomas ("E.T.") and Lulu Wilson ("Deliver Us From Evil") have signed on to Mike Flanagan's upcoming sequel to the supernatural thriller "Ouija" for Universal, Blumhouse, Platinum Dunes and Hasbro.

Annalise Basso and Elizabeth Reaser also star in the film which once again revolves around the ancient spirit board. It is currently targeting an October 2016 release. [Source: THR]

Sister of Mine

Ivana Baquero ("Pan's Labyrinth") and Julio Perillan ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona") are set to head up Pedro Aguilera's »

- Garth Franklin

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Movie Review – The Gamechangers (2015)

17 September 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Gamechangers, 2015.

Directed by Owen Harris.

Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton.


The struggle of Houser’s legal feud against American lawyer Jack Thompson, over the morality of the Grand Theft Auto video game series.

Some movies stumble out of the gate and crash to the floor, bashing in their own skull. The Gamechangers is one of those, starting off with a radio host interviewing a fan of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on why it is the most ambitious game ever created. With jarringly forced enthusiasm, the gamer’s praise doesn’t even resemble real dialogue. Instead it sounds like someone who has never played a video game in their life trying to pen dialogue on the subject similar to how most people’s grandparents would describe a game.

That awkward exchange would set the tone for a movie nowhere near as well-versed in the controversy surrounding the »

- Robert Kojder

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Scream Queens: Chad Michael Murray Scares Up Role on Fox Horror-Comedy

17 September 2015 7:28 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Agent Carter‘s Chad Michael Murray is moonlighting… as a very different kind of agent.

RelatedPatrick Schwarzenegger Joins the Cast of Fox’s Scream Queens

Murray, whose TV credits also of course include One Tree Hill, will guest-star on Fox’s freshman horror-comedy Scream Queens, reports.

Specifically, Cmm will appear in one episode as Brad Radwell, the Hollywood talent agent older brother of Dollar Scholars frat brat Chad Radwell (played by Glen Powell).

RelatedFall TV 2015: Your Handy Calendar of 120+ Season and Series Premiere Dates

Premiering Tuesday, Sept. 22 and co-created by American Horror Story/Glee‘s Ryan Murphy, »

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Rockstar Games lashes out at BBC movie The Gamechangers

17 September 2015 1:08 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rockstar Games has hit out at the BBC via social media following their broadcast of The Gamechangers, which told an unofficial, unauthorised story of the creative process behind the company’s hit game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

See Also: Trailer for The Gamechangers, the story of Grand Theft Auto’s creators, starring Daniel Radcliffe

See Also: Rockstar “have got some ideas” for Grand Theft Auto VI

The Gamechangers, which starred Daniel Radcliffe (Victor Frankenstein) and Bill Paxton (Nightcrawler), aired on BBC Two on Tuesday.

Rockstar representatives aired their dissatisfaction with the programme as it aired, using their Twitter account to dismiss it as “random, made up bollocks”.

Former Rockstar programmer Mike Dailly also chimed in, accusing the BBC of making up the story they depicted on screen.

So I guess “Factual Drama” means… there was a true story, but we made one up. #TheGamechangers

— Mike Dailly™ (@mdf200) September 15, 2015

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- Tom Beasley

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Bill Paxton Joins Tom Hanks in ‘The Circle’ (Exclusive)

16 September 2015 4:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Paxton is in negotiations to join Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega in James Ponsoldt’s upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel “The Circle.”

Karen Gillan is also set to join the cast. Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”) is directing from his own script.

The film is being produced by Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone, Anthony Bregman for Likely Story and Ponsoldt. The film will be presented by Image Nation in association with Parkes MacDonald Productions.

Im Global is handling international sales while U.S. rights are being jointly repped by UTA Independent Film Group and CAA.

Eggers’ novel focuses on a young woman who is hired for a big job at an online monopoly called the Circle, which links users’ personal emails, social media, banking and purchasing with a universal operating system. The novel turns into a thriller about the perils of life in a digital age where privacy is obsolete. »

- Justin Kroll

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Rockstar responds to BBC's GTA film, The Gamechangers

16 September 2015 4:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

"Was Basil Brush busy?" Developer Rockstar offers its response to the BBC's Grand Theft Auto film, The Gamechangers...

Nb: The following contains a bit of saucy language.

It's fair to say that Rockstar was never particularly thrilled at the BBC's decision to make The Gamechangers, a feature-length drama about Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and its surrounding controversy. The game giant sued the BBC earlier this year for "trademark infringement", adding that it had an "obligation to protect our intellectual property."

Well, the drama finally appeared on British television last night, and it's fair to say that the resulting response has been far more interesting than the show itself - even if it does count Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton among its stars. Marred by stiff dialogue and some truly bizarre scenes - Paxton chatting to God on a golf course, a bearded Radcliffe staring affectionately at a poster of »

- ryanlambie

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The Gamechangers review

16 September 2015 2:35 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton star in The Gamechangers, a drama about the making of the Grand Theft Auto series. Any good? Not exactly...

Nb: The following contains spoilers.

How do you make an interesting film about coding a videogame? It sounds like a difficult subject to dramatise on the face of it. But ultimately, all great stories are more about the relationships between characters than what they do for a living. A movie that contained nothing but boxing matches for 100 continuous minutes would leave audiences reeling. The Rocky movies were approximately 90 percent drama to 10 percent boxing, and audiences, for the most part, flocked to see them.

BBC's The Gamechangers takes the Rocky approach to Grand Theft Auto - specifically, the making of 2004's hit sequel San Andreas, the controversy surrounding a hidden sex scene on the disc, and the legal tussle that followed. In its dramatisation of real events, »

- ryanlambie

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Daniel Radcliffe's The Gamechangers review: Tense, nostalgic drama is Grand Theft Auto meets The Social Network

15 September 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Video gaming isn't the subject of many films (and we're not talking Pixels), but considering that Grand Theft Auto V became one of the world's best-selling entertainment products ever in 2013, it was only a matter of time.

Daniel Radcliffe sports a beard that his old mate Hagrid would be proud of as Rockstar producer Sam Houser in this one-off BBC film, which follows the company's difficult encounters while developing San Andreas back in 2002.

The film makes it very clear that it is in no way authorised by Rockstar, and so one can expect a certain degree of poetic licence in this tale of a bunch of white Brits making a game steeped in black American culture.

Director Owen Harris and writer James Wood must have been influenced by The Social Network in some way or another. David Fincher's 2010 film focused on another tech genius as he created something the whole world would eventually want. »

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7 TV shows you must watch this week: Downton Abbey, Doctor Who, Daniel Radcliffe's The Gamechangers

13 September 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

From the premiere of Daniel Radcliffe's Grand Theft Auto drama to the much anticipated return of Downton Abbey, here are Digital Spy's top TV picks over the next seven days.

Monday - Made in Chelsea: La, E4 at 9pm

After five weeks of squabbling in the sun, the privileged Londoners enjoy one final episode in the Us before heading back to Chelsea. With Binky and Jp's relationship in the balance (savage), Jamie's loyalties being tested (gash) and the wonderfully welcome return of Ollie (yeah, boi!), the finale is bound to be explosive. Please say there'll be a cameo from Spenny too?

Tuesday - The Gamechangers, BBC Two at 9pm

Daniel Radcliffe continues his quest to completely lose the Harry Potter tag by starring in this Social Network-style drama about Grand Theft Auto-makers Rockstar. Bill Paxton and Joe Dempsie also appear in the story surrounding the game's violent influence on kids. »

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Elizabeth Schwan joins Covert Media

10 September 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paul Hanson and Media Content Capital’s new finance, production and sales company has brought on the former Grosvenor Park and Sierra/Affinity sales executive as president of international.

Schwan will join Covert Media in Toronto as the new team meets potential distribution and production partners.

She most recently served in a business development role for Grosvenor Park Media and prior to that was executive vice-president at Sierra/Affinity where she oversaw the sales on titles like Drive and Ender’s Game.

Before that Schwan led the international division of The Film Department, which produced Law Abiding Citizen. As a sales executive at Lionsgate she worked on Monster’s Ball and Hotel Rwanda.

“Elizabeth is a consummate professional and highly regarded in our industry,” said Covert Media CEO Hanson. “She is a fantastic addition to our growing team and we are excited about the level of experience and poise she brings to this role and the organisation »

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Toronto: Elizabeth Kim Schwan Joins Covert Media as President of International

10 September 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Newly launched Covert Media has hired veteran sales executive Elizabeth Kim Schwan as president, international.

Covert Media, which was launched on Aug. 26 by Media Content Capital and Paul Hanson, made the announcement of Schwan’s hiring on the opening day of the Toronto Film Festival.

Schwan joins Covert Media after serving in a business development role for Grosvenor Park Media and as an Evp at Sierra/Affinity, where she oversaw the sales and distribution of films including “Drive” and “Ender’s Game.” She also headed the international division of The Film Department, which produced “Law Abiding Citizen,” and worked from 2000 to 2007 as an international sales executive at Lionsgate Films, overseeing “Monster’s Ball,” “Hotel Rwanda” and the “Saw” franchise.

Covert Media is aiming to produce, finance and distribute three to four films a year with budgets in the $10 million to $50 million range.

Its slate at Toronto includes the Bill Murray »

- Dave McNary

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Tom Cruise Comes Aboard Doug Liman's Long Developing Sci-Fi Film 'Luna Park'

9 September 2015 12:20 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While Tom Cruise may have been talking pretty big about a potential sequel to "Edge Of Tomorrow," there is still a long way to go. However, it looks like he's ready to work with Doug Liman once again, helping the director get a long-developing sci-fi project off the ground. Variety reports that Cruise will develop "Luna Park" alongside the director, with an eye to star in the movie for Paramount. In the works for years, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Andrew Garfield, and Chris Evans toying with starring roles at various points, the plot revolves around an expedition to the moon to steal an energy source. Read More: Point/Counterpoint Review: 'Edge Of Tomorrow' Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt And Bill Paxton  The project has seen a number of writers associated over the years —John Hamburg ("I Love You, Man"), Mark Bowden (the "Black Hawk Down" novel), Dan Mazeau ("Bruno"), Simon Kinberg ("X-Men:. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Bearded Daniel Radcliffe Plays Rough in 'The Gamechangers' Trailer

9 September 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Move over, Harry Potter -- Daniel Radcliffe is now ... Hairy Player?

Actually, DanRad is Sam Houser, one of the creators of the insanely popular video game series "Grand Theft Auto," in the upcoming TV movie "The Gamechangers." The 90 minute drama follows the clash between Radcliffe's Houser and Bill Paxton's Jack Thompson, an American anti-gaming activist who protests the graphic violence of GTA. According to a BBC press release, via Deadline, "The Gamechangers" "is for an adult audience and has not been authorized by the producers of Grand Theft Auto" but "is based on court documents and interviews with many of those involved ..."

Check out the trailer:

Here's the snag: "The Gamechangers" airs September 15 on BBC2 in the U.K., but there's no word yet on when it's coming to the U.S., presumably on BBC America. Stay tuned!

Watch the trailer.

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- Gina Carbone

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‘The Gamechangers’ BBC Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe As Grand Theft Auto Designer

5 September 2015 4:41 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

File this under things we’re not able to see yet in the U.S. Daniel Radcliffe plays Sam Houser, who with his brother Ray was responsible for later titles in the Rockstar Games action-adventure videogame series that has sold something like 220 million units. The BBC drama pits Radcliffe/Houser against Bill Paxton/Jack Thompson, the U.S. activist/former attorney who led the fight against GTA over its graphic violence and sex. The Gamechangers, according to BBC press… »

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