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The Halloweenie Movie Guide to Getting in the Spirit of the Season

19 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Halloween is upon us and, as is the case with most holidays, people are eager to get in the spirit by watching themed movies.  With Halloween, horror films filled with scares and blood are typically the norm, but what about those who aren't particularly fans of the genre but want to get in the spirit.  Feeling their pain, I've come up with a list of films to get you in the Halloween spirit without needing to change your underpants or sleep with the lights on.

Each month the Cinelinx staff will write a handful of articles covering a specified film-related topic. These articles will be notified by the Movielinx banner. Movielinx is an exploration and discussion of our personal connections with film.  This month, with Halloween on the horizon, we're going to be examining the best Horror film genres out there. Be sure to join us in the discussion and »

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10 Reasons Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man Owns Tobey Maguire’s

19 October 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The Amazing Spider-Man series may have its critics, but there’s one thing few can argue against and that’s the casting of Andrew Garfield as our hero Peter Parker. A fairly unknown actor at the time whose only real role of note was in David Fincher’s ‘The Social Network’, it was considered a huge risk by Sony to cast him for the lead in a film where in the age of Blockbusters critical acclaim means little to studios without the box office success to back it up.

“Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor’s work understand his extraordinary talents. He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity, Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man.”

Two films later, and we couldn’t agree with Marc Webb’s words more. Garfield burst onto the scene with a fresh, »

- Thomas Blakey

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Three

17 October 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Post-1960S, Pre-Digital Age: Real-time One-offs, 1975-1998

British filmmaker John Byrum is responsible for the first (and in some ways only) real-time period film. Inserts (1975), set in the early 1930s, is about a Boy Wonder movie director (called Boy Wonder, played by Richard Dreyfuss fresh from American Graffiti (1973) and Jaws (1975)) now washed up before the age of 30, resigned to making porn because of Hollywood’s conversion to sound. Not only is Inserts scrupulously real-time (with the exception of the opening credits sequence, which offers glimpses of the stag film we’re about to see made) and period, but it’s rather long for such a film, just shy of two hours. To tell the entire story would be spoiling the fun, but the Boy Wonder deals with recalcitrant actresses, the problem of his own potency, career problems, death, sex, after-death and after-sex…and in the end, as »

- Daniel Smith-Rowsey

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Game Of Thrones Star Maisie Williams on The Last Of Us and New Superhero Project

17 October 2014 11:37 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Maisie Williams' Game of Thrones character Arya Stark has become a fan favorite. Williams is a very talented young actress, and she was one of the most celebrated actors to appear at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year. The fans just went crazy for her every time she took the stage for a panel. She is looking to expand her career beyond Game of Thrones, and one of the first big projects that her name has been loosely attached to is the Sam Raimi-produced adaptation of the hit video game The Last of Us. 

In a recent interview with Flicks in the City, she talks about the possibility of playing Ellie in The Last of Us, as well as a new superhero project that she likens to Kick-Ass. First up, here's what she had to say about the Raimi-produced movie:

"I had a lunch a little while ago »

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Poltergeist Remake Scores A PG-13 Rating

17 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you were hoping for a gritty, bloody, violent remake of 1982’s haunted house story Poltergeist, you are in for some disappointment: the MPAA has just given it a PG-13 rating. This cannot be much of a surprise: the original film was even the subject of a ratings controversy when it was originally slapped with an R. Producer Steven Spielberg managed to argue it down to a PG, but I think we can all agree that the film is a bit scarier than that.

The new Poltergeist appears to be following in its predecessor’s wake without quite being a straight remake, though. Jared Harris plays the host of a TV cable show called “Haunted House Cleaners,” bringing him into contact with a family living in a haunted house (played in part by Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt). The film, directed by Gil Keenan and produced by Sam Raimi, is »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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New Poltergeist Movie Gets a PG-13 Rating

17 October 2014 7:58 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The MPAA has given the Sam Raimi-produced Poltergeist remake a PG-13 rating for “intense frightening sequences, brief suggestive material, and some language.” 

The original film was rated PG, and it was absolutely terrifying. What's funny is that this PG-13 remake probably won't be as scary as the original movie. The remake was directed by Gil Keenan, who has directed films such as the CG animated family horror film Monster House and City of Ember.

Jared Harris stars in the film as a character named Carrigan, described as "a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show 'Haunted House Cleaners.'" The movie also stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, and Jane Adams as a family whose suburban home is invaded by a poltergeist. The attacks of the terrifying spirit escalate, and the youngest daughter is taken by them. »

- Joey Paur

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Maisie Williams Would “Love To” Play Ellie In The Last Of Us Movie

16 October 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

During San Diego Comic-Con a few months back, news broke that the long-rumored adaptation of Sony’s critically-adorned survival horror title, The Last of Us, was in the works at Screen Gems with the Evil Dead’s Sam Raimi on board as producer. With creative director Neil Druckmann also overseeing the rendition, the project began to garner the attention of the gaming community who have long seen their favourite IPs trashed or warped beyond recognition on the big screen.

For The Last of Us, though, early indications reveal that Screen Gems is trying to remain as loyal to the revered source material as possible, with reports suggesting that Game of ThronesMaisie Williams could be in line to play the role of Ellie.

And, in a recent interview with Flicks and the City, the young actress provided a brief update on the potential casting, stating that she would “love” to play the part. »

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'Game of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams Wants 'Last of Us' Role

16 October 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in July, during Comic-Con, The Last of Us producer Sam Raimi revealed that they were seriously looking at Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams to play Ellie. In a new interview with the actress, she reveals that she has indeed has talks, she wants to do it, and she thinks they want her to do it. She then teased a possible role in an upcoming superhero TV show.

In an interview with Flicks and the City, she reveals how everything went down leading up to the announcement at Comic-Con, and where things are at today:

"I had a lunch a little while ago and we spoke about the possibility of me playing Ellie and that's really exciting and I would absolutely love too. It kind of all came about on Twitter a long time ago. The power of Twitter still never ceases to amaze me. I went to »

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Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams talks about starring in The Last of Us film

16 October 2014 6:26 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Ever since Sam Raimi let slip that producers had met with Maisie Williams (Arya Stark on Game of Thrones) to possibly play the part of Ellie in The Last Of Us, people have had a hard time imagining anyone else in the role. The Last Of Us is still a ways off with no script and no director set in stone, but Maisie did let us know that she's still in talks to star, as well as possible superhero role in her future. Whether or not Maisie will star as Ellie in The Last Of Us film: I »

- Sean Wist

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Casting: Williams, Breckenridge, Hurt, Osment

15 October 2014 9:51 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Last of Us

Maisie Williams ("Game of Thrones") has confirmed that while everyone involved wants her for the role of Ellie in the Sam Raimi-produced film adaptation of "The Last of Us," nothing is official just yet.

Williams has also confirmed that she's been in talks for a new superhero TV show based on an idea for an unpublished graphic novel. [Source: Flicks and the City]

The Walking Dead

Alexandra Breckenridge ("American Horror Story") has scored a recurring role in the fifth season of AMC's "The Walking Dead". It isn't known when her character will first appear, but she have the option to become a series regular in Season 6.

Officially Breckenridge plays Samantha, a mother and bohemian artist and a character who doesn't appear in the comics. Unofficially, sources indicate the character name and description are just 'placeholders' with her real identity to be revealed when the show airs. [Source: THR]


William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, »

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Maisie Williams Is In Talks For A Superhero TV Series; Updates On The Last Of Us

15 October 2014 5:58 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Flicks And The City's Jan Gilbert sat down with the ever-awesome Maisie Williams (Arya Stark in HBO's Game Of Thrones) to discuss some of her upcoming film and tv projects. During their 20 minute chat, the young actress spills quite a few intriguing details. At this year's Nycc is was revealed that Sam Raimi and the makers of The Last Of Us movie adaptation wanted Williams for the role of Ellie, and she confirms that both parties would love for it to happen but nothing is official just yet. Plus, Williams announces that she's been in talks for a new superhero TV show in the vein of Kick-Ass. She won't name it, but says it'll be based on an idea for a graphic novel that never saw print. So nothing for the Marvel or DC universes by the sounds of it. The Last Of Us chatter comes in around the 10.00 »

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The path to The Evil Within

15 October 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To mark the launch of The Evil Within, we follow creator Shinji Mikami's path from survival horror godfather to the present...

Shinji Mikami is considered the godfather of horror videogames. Indeed, it was he who coined the term survival horror for his seminal 1996 PlayStation title Biohazard - known outside Japan as Resident Evil. Although at heart an action adventure title, survival horror turned out to be the perfect descriptor. The survival aspect referring to management of resources, so you couldn't just go in guns blazing. Your limited inventory forcing you to decide whether to carry the mansion key or the acid rounds. And the horror element referring to being trapped in a single location with the undead - and worse.

Resident Evil set the template for Mikami's horror titles. An elite trained squad faces and is promptly humbled by creatures that are the result of experimentation gone wrong. It's quite an unusual format, »

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Spider-Man director Sam Raimi in talks for Love May Fail

15 October 2014 3:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sam Raimi is in talks to direct Love May Fail.

The Sony Pictures film will be based on Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick's book, reports Deadline.

Mike White adapted the tale of a woman reeling from the breakdown of her marriage to her cheating husband.

Returning home, she sets out to clear the name of a favourite old English teacher whose career was ended by a classroom scandal.

Raimi most recently directed 2013's Oz the Great and Powerful.

The movie will reunite him with Spider-Man series producer Matt Tolmach.

The Love May Fail novel will be released in June. »

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Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct Love May Fail for Sony

14 October 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It looks like director Sam Raimi will be moving in a very different direction of filmmaking than what we are used to seeing him do. Over the years he's given us films such as Evil Dead, Darkman, Army of Darkness, Spider-Man, Drag Me to Hell, and his most recent film, Oz the Great and Powerful

Deadline is now reporting that the director is in talks to helm an adaptation of a novel called Love May Fail, which was written by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick. The script for this film was adapted by Mike White (School of Rock, Nacho Libre).

The story follows a character named Portia Kane, "who is coming off a demoralizing ending to her marriage to a cheating husband." While going through this, she "returns to her hometown determined to clear the name of her favorite English teacher, whose career was forcibly ended after a classroom scandal. »

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Sam Raimi To Helm "Love May Fail"

14 October 2014 3:51 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sam Raimi is reportedly in talks to direct the film adaptation of Matthew Quick's upcoming novel "Love May Fail" which Mike White is writing.

With her marriage to a cheating husband at an end, the story follows a woman who returns to her hometown to clear the name of her favorite English teacher. Said teacher's career came to a forced end after a classroom scandal.

Matt Tolmach is producing. Quick also penned the novel "Silver Linings Playbook" which became the acclaimed film of the same name.

Source: Deadline »

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Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct Adaptation of 'Love May Fail' at Sony

14 October 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

After years of spending time in the world of horror, followed by blockbuster territory with Spider-Man and most recently prequel adventures with Oz: The Great and Powerful, it sounds like director Sam Raimi is ready for something completely different. Deadline has word that Raimi is currently in talks to direct an adaptation of Love May Fail, the book by Matthew Quick, the same author who wrote the book that was turned into the acclaimed film Silver Linings Playbook. Raimi will still be sticking with Sony Pictures for the project with Spider-Man franchise producer Matt Tolmach on board the film as well. So what's it about? Well, the book hasn't been published yet (it hits shelves in June), but the trade reveals that the adaptation, scripted by Mike White, follows a woman fresh off a tough blow to her life after she ended her marriage following the revelation that he husband was having an affair. »

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Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct Matthew Quick Adaptation Love May Fail

14 October 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Clearly Sam Raimi knows a thing or two about radioactive spiders, Oz and summoning demons, but he’s going to take a more grounded approach to his next project.  It’s being reported that Raimi may direct the next Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook) adaptation, Love May Fail. The book doesn’t even arrive in stores until June 2015, but Sony snatched up the film rights during a heated bidding war last year. Mike White (Nacho Libre, School of Rock) penned the screenplay and Matt Tolmach is on board to produce.  Hit the jump for more on the Love May Fail feature film. Raimi’s involvement isn’t a done deal yet.  According to Deadline, he’s currently in talks for the gig, but if he does commit, he’ll be working with the story of Portia Kane, a woman who leaves her fancy lifestyle and cheating husband behind for her childhood home. »

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Sam Raimi to Direct ‘Love May Fail’, From ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author

14 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After spending most of the past decade putting out one fantastical big-scale spectacle after another, Sam Raimi is going for something a little more grounded with his next project. He’s now in talks to direct Love May Fail, an adaptation of a novel by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick. Hit the jump for more […]

The post Sam Raimi to Direct ‘Love May Fail’, From ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author appeared first on /Film. »

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Sam Raimi and 'Spider-Man' Producer Reunite for 'Love May Fail'

14 October 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Though he got his start as a horror director, Sam Raimi refuses to be tied down to a genre, entering talks for the dramatic thriller Love May Fail as his next project.

Love May Fail is a big departure from the fantasy world of Oz: The Great and Powerful and the superhero adventures of Spider-Man. Based on Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick's novel of the same name, the story follows the plight of a woman who is just starting to recover from the dissolution of her marriage. She leaves her cheating husband behind, returning to her hometown. There, she becomes determined to clear the name of her favorite English teacher, whose career is over due to a classroom scandal.

Mike White has adapted the novel into a screenplay, which will be produced by Matthew Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man franchise).

Elizabeth Cantillon (Goosebumps) will executive produce.

Love May Fail »

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Sam Raimi in talks for 'Silver Linings Playbook' novelist's 'Love May Fail'

14 October 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There's the mischievous horrormeister Sam Raimi, the blockbuster wizard Sam Raimi, and the pensive character-observing Sam Raimi. The latter doesn't get enough work — welcome to Hollywood, folks! — but sturdy relationships from the "Spider-Man" director's past may put a high-profile, awards-friendly project at the front of his "to do" queue. Fans of the "A Simple Plan" and "The Gift," rejoice. Deadline reports that Raimi is in talks to take the reins on "Love May Fail," the next novel from "Silver Linings Playbook" author Matthew Quick. The book was the subject of a major studio bidding war last September. Sony Pictures came out on top, putting the project in the hands of Matt Tolmach, who worked with Raimi on the first "Spider-Man" trilogy when he headed production at Sony (he now produces "The Amazing Spider-Man" circus). Tolmach will produce the film, based on a script by Mike White [obligatory reminder to watch "Enlightened"]. If the deal crystalizes, »

- Matt Patches

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