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Film Review: ‘Poltergeist’ Remake Has a Soul of Its Own

22 May 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Whether it’s the 1982 original or the remake just released in theaters today to the wrath of numerous fans, the lesson of “Poltergeist” remains the same: Don’t do a half-assed job when relocating skeletons for corporate greed, or suffer the supernatural consequences.

Fear not, however, as this is one remake that doesn’t just dress up a nostalgic skeleton for the modern horror crowd, but one that reminisces, and looks forward, with a mostly intelligent, genuine heart.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Produced by Sam Raimi and crediting its story to the one made Steven Spielberg, this remake of the 1982 Tobe Hooper film involves a new family, the Bowens, as they move into a house with its own bad mojo. There’s a weird electric air in their new home, which husband Eric (Sam Rockwell) and wife Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) have brought young Madison (Kennedi Clements), son Griffin (Kyle Catlett), and older daughter Kendra (Saxon Sharbino) into. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Director Gil Kenan Talks Poltergeist, Deleted Scenes, and Blu-ray Extended Cut

22 May 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Gil Kenan’s (Monster House) contemporary remake of the classic horror film Poltergeist. Produced by Sam Raimi, the redo stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as parents trying to fend off a spiritual invasion and save their eight-year-old daughter (Kennedi Clements) from the evil forces trying to take her. The film also stars Jared Harris, Saxon SharbinoKyle CatlettSusan Heyward and Nicholas Braun. While some might be nervous about the remake, I was actually surprised by how well it’s put together. However, it’s definitely aimed at a younger audience, and it’s important to know that going in. A few days ago I sat down with Gil Kenan for a video interview. He talked about his first cut of the film, deleted scenes, what he learned from the test screening process, how he’s releasing an extended cut on Blu-ray, what »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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'Poltergeist' (2015) Movie Review

22 May 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

What made Tobe Hooper's -- or Steven Spielberg's, depending on whom you ask -- Poltergeist so iconic was how it blended a mix of humor, heart and character with the same atmosphere and tension. It became the rare mainstream Hollywood thriller with just the right technical and creative talent to shine. In turn, Gil Kenan's 2015 remake is disappointing in how it's basically the opposite: cold, generic and entirely ho-hum. It's by no means the worst horror remake of late, but that it has the skills behind-and-in-front of the camera to exceed and only settles on mediocrity makes this re-imagining almost as degrading. Kenan's take follows the Bowen family, which includes the recently unemployed Eric (Sam Rockwell), his wife Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) and their three children -- older daughter Kendra (Saxon Sharbino), son Griffin (Kyle Catlett) and youngest daughter Madison (Kennedi Clements) -- as they've just moved into a new suburban home. »

- Will Ashton

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Poltergeist (2015) – The Review

21 May 2015 11:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Well, the big studios have finally gotten around to another summer cinema staple. Let’s see, for 2015 we’ve had a couple of sequels (Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Pitch Perfect 2), a reboot (Mad Max: Fury Road), and a brassy lady-driven comedy (Hot Pursuit). So now, it’s time for that other, often dreaded, “R-word”: the remake (usually called a “re-imagining” by sneaky PR types). Oh, and this is another 1980’s classic like January 2014’s Robocop. But we’ll go back a few years before that shoot-em-up satire of 1987. It’s 1982, the summer of Spielberg, when he had his biggest (at that time) box office smash with E.T. The Extra-terrestrial. Now Mr. S wrote and directed that one, but a few weeks before that opened, he produced and wrote another huge hit. Now, yet another prominent blockbuster director, Sam Raimi, is the producer of this new scare-fest. To paraphrase »

- Jim Batts

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Movie Review: Poltergeist (2015)

21 May 2015 10:01 PM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Remakes are a mixed bag with horror fans. Generally, most fans of the genre have a negative reaction. Hopefully, there are a few like myself that don’t mind a remake if new ideas are being injected into it or if the the new incarnation can improve on some weak spots. Since Sam Raimi is a producer on this new remake of Poltergeist, we’ll take the Evil Dead remake under consideration. I’ll be the first to admit that while I love the original Evil Dead, it has some issues – mainly pacing. I thought the remake did a great job by keeping the viciousness of the original, if not amping it up a bit more, as well as improving the story a bit as well as updating it for modern audiences. The reason why most genre fans hate remakes is that they feel it is a cash grab for an already established brand. »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Sam Raimi, Clips and More from Poltergeist

21 May 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

The new Poltergeist remake is here and so it’s now time to maybe watch a few clips from it, as well as a featurette dedicated to the producer (Sam Raimi) and director (Gil Kenan) of this reimagining of the 1982 classic. Let’s start with the basics, what is a Poltergeist? I’ll say this, I’d much […]

Read Sam Raimi, Clips and More from Poltergeist on Filmonic.

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Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt Talk Poltergeist and Why Clowns Are So Horrifying

21 May 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this weekend is director Gil Kenan’s (Monster House) contemporary remake of the classic horror film Poltergeist. Produced by Sam Raimi, the redo stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as parents trying to fend off a spiritual invasion and save their eight-year-old daughter (Kennedi Clements) from the evil forces trying to take her. The film also stars Jared Harris, Saxon SharbinoKyle CatlettSusan Heyward andNicholas Braun. The other day I sat down with Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt to talk about the film. They revealed what they liked about the script, memorable moments from filming, if they saw the original and if it scared them, and discussed why are clowns so horrifying. Watch what they had to say below. For more on Poltergeist, here’s the trailer and a clip. [complextv contentid="1qM3c3dTrZ4jotajkRoQqkmp_e2gNWCL" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""]   [caption id="attachment_396917" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via Fox[/caption]  

The post Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt Talk Poltergeist and Why Clowns Are So Horrifying appeared first on Collider. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Poltergeist: director Gil Kenan interview

21 May 2015 1:14 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Monster House and The City Of Ember director Gil Kenan talks to us about remaking horror classic Poltergeist.

Gil Kenan has now returned to the haunted house genre, after his debut feature Monster House, and the world of working with young actors once more, after his follow-up, The City Of Ember. The result is a new remake of Poltergeist, and we spoke about the film at length this week - touching on what was shorn away in the edit, how the 3D gets really sexy, and the influence of the actors on the screenplay, amongst plenty of other things.

First though, it started with Gil picking up the phone and, whether he intended to or not, evoking the so-called Curse of Poltergeist. Here’s our conversation from the very beginning.

Gk: Bodies are falling left and right here…

It’s quite alarming to hear that.

Just so you know, »

- simonbrew

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More "Poltergeist" Revealed

20 May 2015 8:55 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek another new clip of footage from director Gil Kenan's "Poltergeist", written by David Lindsay-Abaire and produced by Sam Raimi ("Darkman"), starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Kennedi Clements:

"The original film commented...

"...on how we've let television get out of control, babysitting our kids," said Raimi.

"It's only gotten worse with the handheld portable devices.

"Screens are everywhere."

"Poltergeist" opens July 24, 2015.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Poltergeist"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Mimi Rogers Joins Ash vs. Evil Dead

20 May 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Mimi Rogers, who horror fans likely know from Tales From the CryptGinger Snaps and The X-Files has joined the highly anticipated sequel series, Ash vs. Evil Dead. In the series which reunites Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert in the universe of The Evil Dead, Rogers will play Suzy Maxwell, a woman who is reunited with her family and…

The post Mimi Rogers Joins Ash vs. Evil Dead appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

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Mimi Rogers Joins Ash Vs Evil Dead

20 May 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With filming underway in New Zealand on Starz's Ash vs Evil Dead series, Mimi Rogers has joined the cast as the mother of Dana DeLorenzo's character, Kelly.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rogers (Mad Men, Ginger Snaps, 1998's Lost in Space) will portray Kelly's mother, Suzy Maxwell, "a woman who is reunited with her family and several uninvited guests after a freak accident."

Production on the 10-episode Ash vs Evil Dead debut season kicked off in New Zealand last month, with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell executive producing. Raimi will direct the first episode and Campbell stepping back into the groovy shoes of chainsaw-churning Ash:

Ash vs Evil Dead” is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on Starz in fall 2015.

Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter »

- Derek Anderson

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Mimi Rogers Cast In Ash Vs. Evil Dead

20 May 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With production already under way, we can only imagine the rigours that Sam Raimi has gleefully been putting Bruce Campbell through for Evil Dead TV spin-off Ash Vs. Evil Dead. But at least Campbell will have some more help, as Mimi Rogers is joining the cast.Rogers has been cast as Suzy Maxwell, mother to Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) and who must deal with an uncomfortable family reunion even as she also has to confront some uninvited guests.In the series, Campbell’s titular, chin-tastic hero is suspected as the source of a new Deadite invasion. It’s just another weight of this fantastical world loaded onto our hero, who has spent 30 years avoiding both the horror of the Evil Dead and any sort of real responsibility. But he’s spurred into action by a fresh plague of Deadite swarms, which threaten all mankind. With DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago and »

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Matthew McConaughey Eyed For Spider-Man Villain Role?

20 May 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This particular rumor should be taken with a massive grain of salt, but that doesn’t change how exciting it is. Just days after Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey noted that he’s circled roles in comic book films before and would be open to starring in Marvel and DC adaptations, we’re hearing that he may currently be in Sony’s crosshairs for the upcoming Spider-Man reboot.

The news comes from a YouTube channel called That Hashtag Show. Now, while they aren’t exactly the most credible source and don’t have a history for big scoops like this, they did correctly report several big Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers back in April, so there could be some truth here.

The role in question is that of Peter Parker’s longtime nemesis, Norman Osborn, who of course goes from being your traditional run-of-the-mill corrupt business magnate to glider-flying supervillain, »

- James Garcia

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The Ten Best Horror Remakes of All Time

20 May 2015 4:19 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

As I’ve mentioned a few times already this year, horror is a genre that doesn’t get a whole lot of respect. The same goes for remakes in general, so when you discuss horror remakes, you can expect a distant lack of appreciation. Still, there are some gems to be found, and with the release this weekend of a Poltergeist remake, I wanted to count down the best that this sub-genre has to offer. You might think that there’s a complete dearth of quality, but I was able to find a solid handful of titles that make for a more than respectable lineup. Here now are the ten best horror remakes of all time: 10. Halloween – Not an incredibly popular choice, I know, but my heart has a soft spot within it for this one. I’m honestly not sure why, but I jived with what musician turned writer »

- Joey Magidson

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Watch: New Poltergeist Clip Features the Creepy Clown Doll

19 May 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The latest clip from 20th Century Fox's Poltergeist remake (hitting theaters this Friday) features Griffin Bowen's (Kyle Catlett) encounter with the lively, creepy clown doll.

"Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever."

Poltergeist stars Sam Rockwell (Eric Bowen), Rosemarie DeWitt (Amy Bowen), Saxon Sharbino (Kendra Bowen), Kyle Catlett (Griffin Bowen), Jared Harris (Carrigan), and Kennedi Clements (Madison Bowen).

A remake of the 1982 film of the same name that was directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) and produced and co-written by Steven SpielbergPoltergeist is rated PG-13 and will hit theaters in 2D and 3D on May 22nd.

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- Derek Anderson

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‘Poltergeist’ Review: Sam Rockwell Leads a Talented Cast Busted by Retread Ghosts

19 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The TVs are bigger than they were in 1982, but the scares in the new “Poltergeist” don’t match the ones offered by director Tobe Hooper and producer Steven Spielberg the first time around. This new spooky-house chiller never escapes the shadow of its predecessor, but it also pales next to the scores of subsequent movies — “The Conjuring,” “Insidious,” and “Paranormal Activity,” to name just a few — that have already stripped the original “Poltergeist” for parts. Even if the results are forgettable, producer Sam Raimi has, if nothing else, assembled an impressive team. Director Gil Kenan made his directorial debut with. »

- Alonso Duralde

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New clip from the Poltergeist remake

19 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this Friday another new clip has been unleashed from the Poltergeist remake, and we have it for you right here after the official synopsis…

See Also: Two new clips from the Poltergeist remake

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.

See Also: Watch the latest Poltergeist trailer here

Poltergeist is set for release on May 22nd, with a cast that includes Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2), Rosemarie DeWitt (Men, Women & Children), Jared Harris (The Quiet Ones), Nicholas Braun (Jem and the Holograms), Jane Adams (Always Shine), Saxon Sharbino (I Spit on Your Grave), Kennedi Clements (Jingle all the way 2) and Kyle Catlett (The Following).

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- Gary Collinson

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Michael J Bassett reveals the Necronomicon for the Ash vs Evil Dead TV series

18 May 2015 9:59 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A slightly new and improved Necronomicon for Starz's upcoming Ash vs Evil Dead series has been revealed.

Director Michael J Bassett shared a picture of the book with fans on Instagram.

Prep is over, it is time to open....The Necronomicon. #AshVsEvilDead

A photo posted by Michael Bassett (@michaeljbassett) on May 14, 2015 at 11:11pm Pdt

Ash is back: Everything you need to know about the Evil Dead TV show

The Sam Raimi-produced series is a television spinoff from the popular Evil Dead horror franchise, which sees the return of demon hunter Ash (Bruce Campbell) when an outbreak of evil sweeps Earth.

Standing in the way of Ash and his sidekicks (Ray Santiago and Dana Delorenzo) is Ruby (Lucy Lawless), a mysterious woman who blames Ash for the spread of the Evil Dead.

Starz has ordered ten half-hour episodes of Ash vs Evil Dead, which will debut later in 2015. Watch »

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Watch: Latest Clip from Poltergeist

18 May 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The latest clip from 20th Century Fox's Poltergeist remake (hitting theaters this Friday) puts the Bowen family in the dark.

"Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever."

Poltergeist stars Sam Rockwell (Eric Bowen), Rosemarie DeWitt (Amy Bowen), Saxon Sharbino (Kendra Bowen), Kyle Catlett (Griffin Bowen), Jared Harris (Carrigan), and Kennedi Clements (Madison Bowen).

A remake of the 1982 film of the same name that was directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) and produced and co-written by Steven SpielbergPoltergeist is rated PG-13 and will hit theaters in 2D and 3D on May 22nd.

The post Watch: Latest Clip from Poltergeist appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘Poltergeist’ With Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt

18 May 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new horror “Poltergeist” starring Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt from producer Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man”) and writer Steven Spielberg!

Poltergeist,” which opens on May 22, 2015 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Jared Harris, Kennedi Clements, Saxon Sharbino, Nicholas Braun, Jane Adams, Kyle Catlett and Susan Heyward from director Gil Kenan, writers Steven Spielberg and David Lindsay-Abaire and producer Sam Raimi.

To win your free “Poltergeist” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

Preferably, use your computer »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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