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Of all the iconic characters that have come out of horror movies over the years (Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Chucky), none of them really hold a candle to Wednesday Addams. As the daughter of Morticia and Gomez in The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values, the dark and cynical girl (played by Christina Ricci) has blessed the world with some of the best one-liners and facial expressions about just not giving a damn. Not only does she take no sh*t from anyone, but she is also brutally honest about her love of all things dark. Keep reading for all the times she made you say, "Same." Related Stories:13 Nights of Halloween: Here's the Full Lineup For Freeform's Annual Marathon!16 Iconic '90s Horror Movies That Still Hold UpRelive Your Childhood With These Nostalgic Disney Channel Halloween Costumes15 Halloween Movies For Wimps »
- Caitlin Hacker
One of my favorite things to do every October is to binge-watch as many horror and sci-fi movies as possible (something I can guarantee I’m not alone in doing), and for those of you with Netflix, the streaming service can be an invaluable resource this time of year, although I do remember a time when there were a lot more options than we get these days.
That being said, I culled Netflix's entire library and put together 31 great movie choices that will undoubtedly get you into a macabre mood to celebrate Halloween this year. Take a look at our Netflix list below, featuring one film for each day of October, and get ready to enjoy an entire month’s worth of fright-filled fun, courtesy of Netflix’s streaming database.
- Heather Wixson
The great thing about TV is that it offers a few hours of respite from real life. We live and breathe the characters and their stories from our favorite shows. Sometimes the feelings are so real, it's like we're a part of what's going on even if it's set in a time period we're not familiar with.
There are shows that bring on the nostalgia and others that bring the past back to life! You can learn about life during the Salem Witch Trials or learn what it was like during the early hip-hop era.
From classic tales of romance set in the far past to the struggles of teenage life in the 80s, here's a list of TV shows that will take you back in time!
1. Freaks and Geeks Set in the early 80s this teen dramedy told the story about the unpopular kids of high school: the freaks and geeks. »
- Lisa Babick
I think everyone in this country should be aware by now that our race relations are at an all time low. It seems every time we hear the news another black citizen has been shot by the police or police have been shot by someone angry about these shootings. It cannot continue. We as a nation cannot keep going down this road.
I have always sympathized with Black Americans. In fact as a Scot and Irish American I have always sympathized with anyone who ever got pushed around, starting with Native Americans, Asians, Jewish immigrants, women of any ethnic group, Hispanics from any country.
I also sympathize with the people who are tasked with law enforcement. It’s a tough job. I had some training in that area. A couple of years ago I was hired by a Security company and was trained in unarmed, and armed, uniformed security. I »
- Sam Moffitt
There are a lot of unique directors with distinct visions that we love, but Tim Burton stands out among them as one of the best.
Tim Burton turns 58 today, and to celebrate the prolific director’s career in cinema, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite Burton movies. We’ll freely admit that this list was no easy feat to put together, but we couldn’t exactly list every movie he’s ever made.
Fittingly enough, Burton has yet another movie coming out very soon: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. This is one we really can’t wait for, as it’s based on the beloved novel that might as well have been written for direct adaptation by Tim Burton. It’s got a pretty dreamy cast too, »
- Amanda Wood
One in a great while, you come across a film that not only entertains you, but one that really resonates with you on a very personal level. When these films come along, it’s important as cinephiles and also just as admirers of personal storytelling, to embrace those films and champion them as much as you can. Last year, while going through what could be easily described as a hellish time in my life, I was skimming through Netflix and I was caught by the title Before I Disappear. Not knowing that it was spawned from the Oscar-winning short film Curfew, or that it was written/directed and starred Shawn Christensen, the vocalist for a band I was quite fond of for quite some time (Stellastarr*), I watched it. Experiencing the film was like those special experiences I wrote about above, ones that touch your soul in very profound ways. »
- Jerry Smith
Press Release: Halifax, Ns, July 18, 2016 – “The Mist,” a multi-million dollar original television series adapted from the Stephen King novella begins principle photography today in Halifax, Nova Scotia. American cable network Spike TV has ordered 10 hour-long episodes of the series which will premiere on Spike in 2017.
“The Mist” tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear? The cast includes Morgan Spector, Frances Conroy, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Dan Butler, Luke Cosgrove, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner and Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
“We were intent on finding the perfect location – a place that could double for Maine, »
- Derek Anderson
In today’s Backstage casting notices, new Amazon series “Z: The Beginning of Everything” is seeking background talent for a gig that will transport you back to 1918. We’ve also got three other on-camera opportunities set right here in this century. Check them out! “Z: The Beginning Of Everything”A dazzling period drama about Zelda Fitzgerald starring Christina Ricci, “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” is currently seeking background talent for a 12-hour shoot in New York City. Actors will portray 1918 Penn Station travelers! Production for this Amazon Studios series is set for July 22. “Wedding Man”Director-producer Chloe Raynes is seeking actors for lead and supporting roles in “Wedding Man,” a short film about a man who is “obsessed with planning his wedding.” The shoot will take place in New York City and Brooklyn over the course of two days at a to-be-determined point at the end of July. “The Unimaginable »
Whether you already love Amazon Studio’s award-winning “Transparent,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” and “Bosch,” or you’re looking for new series to add to your binge-watching arsenal, the streaming service is stepping up their game to provide you quality television. Two drama pilots are now available to watch as part of Amazon’s new pilot season: “The Last Tycoon,” Billy Ray and Christopher Keyser’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final masterpiece, starring Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer as warring Hollywood studio heads; and “The Interestings,” an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s coming-of-age novel starring Lauren Ambrose. Below are some other upcoming Amazon series to keep on your radar. The premiere dates may not be announced, but Amazon Prime members can still watch each series’ first episode. Read: “8 Questions With ‘Last Tycoon’ Star Matt Bomer” “Z: The Beginning of Everything”Christina Ricci is back on the small screen »
On this day in history as it relates to the movies...
1905 Lillian Hellman, playwright and screenwriter is born.
1909 Swashbuckler supreme Errol Flynn is born
1915 Director Terence Young is born. Goes on to kick off the Bond franchise with Dr. No, From Russia With Love, and Thunderball and direct Audrey Hepburn to her last Oscar nomination for Wait Until Dark (1967)
- NATHANIEL R
Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall and Cherry Jones are to star in Sally Potter’s film “The Party,” which has just started its 14-day shoot in London.
Set in a house in contemporary London, the film is “a comedy wrapped around a tragedy,” according to Potter’s production company Adventure Pictures. “It starts as a celebration and ends with blood on the floor.”
The production reunites many of Potter’s long-standing collaborators, including cinematographer Alexey Rodionov (“Yes,” “Orlando”), production designer Carlos Conti (“The Motorcycle Diaries,” “The Kite Runner”), sound guru Jean-Paul Mugel (“Hidden,” “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”), and editor Anders Refn (“Anti-Christ,” “Breaking the Waves,” “Ginger & Rosa”).
It is the eighth feature film to be directed by Potter, who is best known for “Orlando,” the 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel. The film, which starred Tilda Swinton, received two Academy Award nominations. Her other films include the BAFTA-nominated “The Tango Lesson” (1996); “Yes” (2004), with Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, and Sam Neill; “The Man Who Cried” (2000), starring Christina Ricci, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett and John Turturro; “Rage” (2009), with Jude Law, Judi Dench and Steve Buscemi; and “Ginger & Rosa” (2012), starring Elle Fanning and Alice Englert.
- Leo Barraclough
Johnny Depp took some time out from touring with the Hollywood Vampires to immerse himself deep in Romanian culture on Sunday. Depp - who visited "Dracula's Castle" high in the Transylvanian hills with Tim Burton and bandmate Alice Cooper on Saturday - dropped in on Gypsy musicians Ionita and Viorica Din Clejani and their daughter, singer Marguerita. The family hails from the village of Clejani, 25 miles south of the Romanian capital Bucharest, and are leading figures in the Romany music scene. Ionita is also an old Depp friend, having appeared and performed with Romany band Taraf de Haidouks in the »
- Philip Boucher and Peter Mikelbank
As its existing original programs continue to draw viewers, accolades, and awards, Amazon is looking to add additional series to its library. Its next round of competing pilots will include adaptations of Meg Wolitzer’s acclaimed novel The Interestings and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished work The Last Tycoon, as well as six children’s programs.
The cast of Amazon’s adaptation of The Interestings will include Lauren Ambrose and David Krumholtz, with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell helming the pilot. The project, based off Wolitzer’s 2013 book, will chronicles several decades in the life of a group of summer camp friends.
The Last Tycoon, which was published as an unfinished rough draft after Fitzgerald’s 1940 death, will feature its own crop of familiar faces, including Kelsey Grammer, who will portray one of the principal characters. The pilot will be Amazon’s second foray into the world of Fitzgerald. »
- Sam Gutelle
On this day in history as it relates to the movies...
1868 The Great Train Robbery happens. It's the subject of a highly influential 10 minute silent film (embedded above) as soon as people figure out what to do with cameras and celluloid in 1903. Cross-cutting, breaking the fourth wall, inventing the western action movie genre? It's all happening right here.
1907 Laurence Olivier is born. Not yet a "Sir" but already expecting a cooing audience
1967 Brooke Smith, »
- NATHANIEL R
Considering the amount of films focusing on that special bond between one’s parents, some filmmakers must have complicated relationships. One of two upcoming films explicitly about the subject, the latest from Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds), Fathers and Daughters, looks at the relationship between a Pulitzer Prize winning author as he tries to balance being a widower, mental health issues and raising his 5-year-old daughter. Flash-forward to present day and his daughter is still struggling with her childhood. But her love interest, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) may be able to help her with that. Muccino is aiming for waterworks again with stars Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried playingthe father-daughter duo. The cast also features Jane Fonda, Diane Kruger, Octavia Spencer, and a new U.S. trailer has landed today.
Not to be confused, on the other side of the spectrum of relationships is Mothers and Daughters. »
- TFS Staff
If you are looking for a movie to celebrate with Mom this Mother’s Day, the warm-hearted Mothers And Daughters offers a better option that the Garry Marshall comedy named for the holiday. Both films feature a star-studded ensemble cast but Mothers And Daughters features stories that actually deal with motherhood, unlike Marshall’s unfunny comedy.
While it is the better movie, Mothers And Daughters is not without flaws. It has so many characters that is hard to keep them all straight, much less get to know them, and the dramatic, heart-tugging stories also could have benefited from a little sprinkling of humor.
The film stars Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Christina Ricci, Courteney Cox, Selma Blair and Mira Sorvino, among others, in a series of stories that overlap or connect in various ways. The interlocking stories are generally built around a photographer named Rigby Gray (Selma Blair).
The indie film »
- Cate Marquis
Courteney Cox may have made us laugh a lot in Friends and Cougar Town, but the actress takes a more serious turn in the new indie drama Mothers And Daughters. And only E! News has this exclusive sneak peek at a scene that shows Cox having an emotional exchange with Christina Ricci, a young lawyer who has just found out who her real mother is. Hit play in the video above to see Cox's teary-eyed performance. Mothers And Daughters is an ensemble piece about a photographer (Selma Blair) who encounters a series of intertwining stories about motherhood. Directed by Paul Duddridge, the film co-stars Sharon Stone, Mira Sorvino, Paul Wesley, Ashanti, Quinton Aaron and Gilles Marini as well as Susan »
How many movies based around Mother's Day do you need this year? Wait, actually, how many emotionally phony and cloying movies based around Mother's Day do you need this year? The correct answer is: two. If Garry Marshall's starry dramedy "Mother's Day" wasn't enough, here comes "Mothers And Daughters." Read More: Watch: New Trailer For 'Mother's Day' Celebrates The Most Important Job In The World Starring Susan Sarandon, Selma Blair, Sharon Stone, Courtney Cox, Christina Ricci, and Mira Sorvino, and directed by Paul Duddridge and Nigel Levy, the story centers on photographer Rigby Gray who captures uplifting stories of motherhood, inspiring a decision even she wouldn't expect. I bet I can guess what it is. "Mothers And Daughters" opens on May 6th. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
12th February 2016 marks the 36th birthday of Christina Ricci. For the many readers who watched the actress grow up on screen (or, for that matter, grew up with her), this news is doubtless enough to leave one feeling very old.
Yes, it’s been almost 26 years since Ricci first lit up screens as the daughter of Cher and younger sister of Winona Ryder in Mermaids, and the decades since have seen her endure not only as a successful actress, but also as a poster child for generations of Goths, emos and doubtless many other ‘alternative’ sub-factions we might name.
Ricci has arguably never quite achieved the level of mainstream success her many admirers had once expected, and yet in a sense this seems only fitting, given she has built her career on playing figures who do not quite fit in with the mainstream: outsiders, misfits, troubled souls, those »
- Ben Bussey
Killer Content is developing a TV series inspired by the New York Times’ feature “The Displaced,” which tells the stories of three children whose lives have been devastated by war in South Sudan, Syria and the Ukraine.
Killer Content, the parent company of Killer Films, has optioned the TV rights to the Times’ multimedia documentary project that marked the news organization’s first virtual reality film. “The Displaced” was published on Nov. 5, 2015.
Killer is in the process of recruiting a writer to handle the narrative adaptation of the heart-wrenching stories of 9-year-old Chuol, 12-year-old Hana and 11-year-old Oleg. The series is envisioned as picking up where the Times’ film leaves off in depicting the children’s fate as they seek to rebuild their lives. Matt Earl Beesley (“Masters of Sex,” “Lost”) is on board to direct.
Killer is producing “The Displaced” with Two Brass Brads, a non-profit outfit that aims »
- Cynthia Littleton
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