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Indie Spotlight: The Void, Hayride 2, Paralysis

1 March 2015 10:55 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes screening details on Avenged and Serpent's Lullaby, a new Hayride 2 trailer, concept teaser and production details for The Void, first details on short film Paralysis, and more:

Details on Q&A Screenings of Avenged: "Avenged is showing at the Arena Cinemas in Hollywood from March 6. Uncork’d Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed Avenged at Arena Cinemas Hollywood on March 6, 2015.

As part of the opening night celebrations, the 10:15 Pm screening on Friday March 6 will be followed by a Q&A with cast and crew - including star Amanda Adrienne and director Michael S. Ojeda.

A second Q&A session will be held after the Sunday March 8 6:30 Pm screening.

These two Q&A sessions are Exclusive to Los Angeles. A lethal injection of scares, thrills, romance, »

- Tamika Jones

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The Callow Way – Why Jack Black Was Right…

1 March 2015 3:49 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week Neil Calloway unexpectedly finds himself in agreement with the guy from Tenacious D

It pains me to say it, but Jack Black had a point.

During his interjection into the opening song of last week’s Oscars, Black jokingly bemoaned the current state of cinema, complaining about sequels, prequels and comic book movies. It’s a familiar argument, and one that has been made before – one that I make regularly myself, to be honest. Given that it was a funny, but throwaway line during an award ceremony, you’d expect it to be forgotten quite quickly. Not so, it seems. James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, wrote on Facebook that he didn’t find it offensive, before devoting 300 words as to why it was wrong.

This puzzled me. If I had just directed a film that was nudging close to $800 million at the box office, I »

- Neil Calloway

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Watch: Tim Burton-Inspired 'Fish Friend' Short Film About a Piranha

27 February 2015 8:45 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Who doesn't want a piranha for a pet? They're so cuddly! This fun new short film called Fish Friend from writer/filmmaker Jordan Blum features a girl and her piranha "goldfish" pet, and it's quite charming and bloody. As explained in the pitch: "Fish Friend is the story of a girl and her murderous pet piranha, inspired by 1950s Americana, Tim Burton, and the shorts of Pixar." There's some excellent stop-motion work in this, and it's just an amusing little short that might just be the perfect way to end your week. I love coming across interesting and unique short filmmaking as a way of showcasing a lot of the fantastic talent out there. And for an extra dose of daily inspiration, plus insight into different storytelling techniques. Don't miss this! Thanks to io9 for the tip. Short synopsis from YouTube: "You never forget your first pet: this is the »

- Alex Billington

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The Secret Formula Behind Disney's 'Cinderella'

27 February 2015 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared in the March 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. In March 2010, many doubted whether Tim Burton's reimagined fairy tale Alice in Wonderland would find a happy ending at the box office. They were quickly silenced. The Disney movie grossed a staggering $1.02 billion and marked a defining moment for the studio: Why not make other live-action films based on stories synonymous with the Disney legacy? "We are taking advantage of animated classics and using modern technologies and fantastic filmmakers to bring these live-action stories to global audiences," says

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- Pamela McClintock

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Directors' Trademarks: Stanley Kubrick

26 February 2015 5:21 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This week we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Stanley Kubrick as director.

Kubrick’s interest in visual arts began with photography before he became interested in filmmaking. He enjoyed making short films and became very proficient at doing so. Eventually he made his first feature film The Killing Fields (1953) as an exercise in low-budget filmmaking. That film was not a commercial success, and he had to work hard to get funding to keep working as a filmmaker. His next film, Killer’s Kiss (1955) involved a lot of experimentation, so much that it ended up eating into the budget and costing Kubrick a profit. As a result, he decided to work with a professional crew on his next film, The Killing (1956), which also did not become commercially successful, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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‘Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday’ Plans Revealed By Netflix

25 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The title of the long-gestating third Pee-Wee Herman film has been unveiled as Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.

The new movie, to be streamed on Netflix, sees Pee-Wee become “inspired to take his first ever holiday after a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger”. Story-wise, the Judd Apatow production should feature manchild Herman’s brand of warped eccentricity, famous to fans of the character’s output. Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985) saw a road trip including a deceased trucker named Large Marge, and the underrated Big Top Pee-wee (1988) had a circus blow into the hero’s farm during a storm.

Created by controversial actor/comedian Paul Reubens some 35 years ago, Pee-Wee also ran kids TV show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse that had Laurence Fishburne among the cast. He was resurrected by Reubens (now in his sixties) in 2010, and after some time trying to get something cinematic off the ground the »

- Steve Palace

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Pee Wee Herman’s Big Holiday Coming From Netflix

24 February 2015 11:15 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It seems like every website in the Western hemisphere and a lot besides are regurgitating Netflix’s new press release about their original movie Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday. Not only is it not news that the film will be a Netflix premiere – that dates back to 2014 – it’s not even news that Wonder Showzen’s John Lee will be directing.

All credit to Roger Friedman of Showbiz 411 for reporting these facts and many more besides over a month ago. It’s the extra info that’s really worth repeating.

As well as Pee-Wee Herman, who will of course be played by Paul Rubens as he has been for the last 34 years, there are several other key characters in the film. The ones we know about all seem to be female.

There’s Pepper and Freckles, “pretty” and “tough” girls of around 30 who seem to be bank robbers; they sound like »

- Brendon Connelly

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Pee-wee Herman Star Reprises Role at 62 for New Netflix Movie

24 February 2015 9:55 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Pee-wee Herman is making a comeback.

Nearly 30 years after the man-boy hit the big screen in Tim Burton's Pee-wee's Big Adventure, the beloved franchise -- which was also a TV kid show, Pee-wee's Playhouse, that won 22 Emmy Awards over its five-season run -- has landed another all-star director for its new Netflix film.

Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, This Is 40) will head up Pee-wee's Big Holiday, with Paul Reubens reprising his red bow-tied role. "Judd and I dreamt up this movie four years ago," Reubens, 62, said of the film. "The world was much different back then -- Netflix was waiting by the mailbox for red envelopes to arrive. I've changed all that. The future is here. Get used to it."

Photos: Favorite TV and Movie Cast Reunions

Already introducing a new tagline for the film, the Pee-wee star added, "Bow-tie is the new black."

"As a fan of Pee-wee Herman since he first appeared on The »

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‘Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday’ Lands Netflix Slate Slot With Judd Apatow Producing Return Of The Bow-Tied Boy

24 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Breaking: Some 30 years after he first brought his bow-tied eternal boy character Pee-wee Herman to movie screens in the superb Tim Burton-directed Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Paul Reubens will be reviving the character in a movie for Netflix. The streaming service has announced it will release globally Pee-wee's Big Holiday, a film that producer Judd Apatow has been cooking up with Reubens for some time. Said Reubens (channeling Pee-wee): "Judd and I dreamt up this movie… »

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'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' Shooting in March for Netflix

24 February 2015 6:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will premiere exclusively in all of its territories the new feature film, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, starring Paul Reubens as the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, Pee-wee Herman. Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) and Paul Reubens, who worked together to bring the project to fruition, will produce the film. Paul Reubens and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Arrested Development) wrote the film. John Lee (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer) makes his feature film directorial debut with production beginning in early 2015.

In Pee-wee's Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. Said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos:

"We didn't hesitate for a moment knowing that Pee-wee's Big Holiday was such a passion project for Paul and Judd and we are delighted by the opportunity »

- MovieWeb

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'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' Shooting in March for Netflix

24 February 2015 6:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will premiere exclusively in all of its territories the new feature film, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, starring Paul Reubens as the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, Pee-wee Herman. Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) and Paul Reubens, who worked together to bring the project to fruition, will produce the film. Paul Reubens and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Arrested Development) wrote the film. John Lee (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer) makes his feature film directorial debut with production beginning in early 2015.

In Pee-wee's Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. Said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos:

"We didn't hesitate for a moment knowing that Pee-wee's Big Holiday was such a passion project for Paul and Judd and we are delighted by the opportunity »

- MovieWeb

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Michael Keaton: his 10 greatest screen characters

24 February 2015 6:48 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Batman to Birdman and everything in between, we take a look at Michael Keaton's top 10 most memorable roles...

Sometimes, the Oscars have a tendency of giving out awards to actors who are seen to have paid their dues, perhaps not for the best performance of that year or even for the particular actor's own best performance, but to recognise past work. Michael Keaton is not the most likely of these, but this could be why some speculated that he was an early favourite for this year's Best Actor award, for his performance in Birdman.

The later frontrunner Eddie Redmayne rightfully and very graciously wound up taking it home for his work as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, though Birdman went on to take home the main prize for Best Picture and a number of other major awards.

It would hardly have been a major upset if »

- simonbrew

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Impressions: Ichabod Crane Sleepy Hollow Sixth Scale Figure

23 February 2015 10:54 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Three recent murders, three missing heads, one long-dead killer rumored to be back at work. With minds reeling and heads rolling, the small town of Sleepy Hollow is anything but sleepy when Ichabod Crane arrives. A police constable from New York City, Crane’s methods are unconventional for the brink of the 19th century, as he relies on forensic science over superstition to solve cases.

But with the Headless Horseman prowling the wooded trails, Crane’s science meets the supernatural in Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow. Starring Johnny Depp as the curious Crane, the memorably macabre 1999 film receives a terrific tribute with Hot Toys' new Ichabod Crane Sixth Scale Figure from Sideshow Collectibles. They’ve given us a look at the new entry to their Movie Masterpiece Series and the incredible amount of detail and care put into this Depp depiction is downright scary.

“What’s in the box?!” might »

- Derek Anderson

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'Nightcrawler' Director Talks 'Tsunami of Superhero Movies'

23 February 2015 8:22 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

To find truly original stories at the local cineplex, we've had to rely on independent film the past two decades, as Hollywood seems intend on force feeding the masses remakes, sequels and superhero movies. One person who thinks there are far too many Marvel and DC adventures flooding the market at this current time is Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy. Speaking out against masked vigilantes and their vice grip on Hollywood, the Nightcrawler director used his win for 'Best First Feature' at the 30th Annual Independent Spirit Awards to rally his filmmaking troops and thank the independent directors weathering the storm. From his podium, he screamed:

"Independent film, the foundation and everybody here today, I think are holdouts against a tsunami of superhero movies that have swept over this industry. We have survived and we have thrived and I think that's true spirit."

His remarks ring truer than ever, as Marvel, »

- MovieWeb

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'Nightcrawler' Director Talks 'Tsunami of Superhero Movies'

23 February 2015 8:22 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

To find truly original stories at the local cineplex, we've had to rely on independent film the past two decades, as Hollywood seems intend on force feeding the masses remakes, sequels and superhero movies. One person who thinks there are far too many Marvel and DC adventures flooding the market at this current time is Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy. Speaking out against masked vigilantes and their vice grip on Hollywood, the Nightcrawler director used his win for 'Best First Feature' at the 30th Annual Independent Spirit Awards to rally his filmmaking troops and thank the independent directors weathering the storm. From his podium, he screamed:

"Independent film, the foundation and everybody here today, I think are holdouts against a tsunami of superhero movies that have swept over this industry. We have survived and we have thrived and I think that's true spirit."

His remarks ring truer than ever, as Marvel, »

- MovieWeb

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Tops Boyhood

22 February 2015 3:33 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. Richard Linklater. Wes Anderson. Oscar 2015 comebacks Oscar 2015 also marks the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Oscars for, respectively, Olivier Dahan »

- Steve Montgomery

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The Calloway Way – Why The New Alien Movie Might Disappoint

22 February 2015 5:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week Neil Calloway is wary of Neill Blomkamp’s Alien film…

When Neill Blomkamp released some of the artwork for his proposed Alien film, I was impressed – concept art for science fiction films is often better than the films themselves – and mentally filed it in my “great unmade films” drawer. It sat there alongside the Gladiator sequel scripted by Nick Cave, in which Russell Crowe’s character is resurrected and fights in various battles throughout history, Return of the Jedi directed by David Lynch (he was offered it, and turned it down because he did not want to helm a science fiction film where he was not in control of the material; ironically his next film would be an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune. I cannot imagine what Lynch’s version of Jabba’s Palace would look like) and the unmade Jurassic Park sequel that featured dinosaurs, obviously, »

- Neil Calloway

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Trailer Trashin’: Guillermo del Toro Returns to Horror in Crimson Peak

18 February 2015 8:25 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Hello again, dear readers. I hope you all had a good Valentine’s Day weekend, and that a lot of you got out to see Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is totally awesome. This coming Sunday also brings us the 87th Academy Awards, during which I’ll be both hoping Michael Keaton wins Best Actor for Birdman, and cursing the Academy for not giving a Best Animated Feature nomination to The Lego Movie. But in this meantime, this week’s installment of Trailer Trashin’ is our first look at one of my most anticipated films of the fall, Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak.

Premise: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, a young author is torn between the love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. »

- Timothy Monforton

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'Holy Motors' director Leos Carax and Sparks develop movie musical together

17 February 2015 12:45 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Everyone gets excited about movies for different reasons. There are plenty of times that something is announced and I look at Twitter or Facebook and see that people are going nuts for it, and I'm left cold by the news. Sometimes it's because a nostalgia button's been pushed, sometimes it's because of the creative elements involved. And there are plenty of times I put up a piece of news here and I'm thrilled about it and there reaction from you guys is a sort of deafening silence. So when I say that this is the most exciting film news that I've heard so far in 2015, I accept that my own excitement level may be pitched somewhere different than yours. But there's no way I can downplay the dopamine rush I got when I read that Leos Carax is deep into development of a new movie musical that will feature music by Sparks. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Where the Monsters Live: How the Director’s Cut of Nightbreed Revitalized Clive Barker’s Cult Classic (Part One)

16 February 2015 12:28 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Today, Clive Barker’s wildly imaginative Nightbreed celebrates its 25th anniversary. While that is a remarkable feat in itself, the journey that the film has taken over the years has become the project’s enduring legacy within the horror genre. The recent Director’s Cut release of Nightbreed has been the ultimate vindication for Barker, who saw his vision snapped away decades ago from producers who believed they understood the world of Midian- and all its monsters- better than their creator.

Of course, that wasn’t the case, as Nightbreed received a disastrous response when it arrived in theaters, maligned mostly for its lack of subtlety and nuanced storytelling that was found within the pages of Barker’s original novella, Cabal. When Barker decided to move forward on adapting his work for the big screen, he was quick to rely on his some of his very closest friends to bring »

- Heather Wixson

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