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Blu-ray Review: Carrie (2002) / The Rage: Carrie 2

16 April 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Could anyone have guessed when Stephen King published his first novel Carrie in 1974 that it would spawn no fewer than four big screen adaptations? Brian De Palma’s 1976 version remains the first and best, but each subsequent filmmaker who comes at the material seeks to find something new and unexplored in King’s book. Of the two remakes and one sequel released in the last 16 years, only one movie has succeeded in being different enough to justify its own existence. It’s The Rage: Carrie 2, and it’s being packaged with the 2002 made-for-tv remake on a new double feature Blu-ray from Scream Factory.

By now you already know the story of Carrie White, a shy and awkward teenage girl raised by a religious zealot mother and possessing some major telekinetic abilities. When some kids at school decide play a big, bloody prank on her the prom, Carrie retaliates with »

- Patrick Bromley

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The Conversation: Drew Morton and Landon Palmer Discuss ‘The Straight Story’

11 April 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Conversation is a feature at Sound on Sight bringing together Drew Morton and Landon Palmer in a passionate debate about cinema new and old. For their fourth piece, they will discuss David Lynch’s film The Straight Story (1999).

Drew’s Take

I am in the midst of my 1999 class and I assigned two films I had yet to see from the acclaimed year – the year that Entertainment Weekly claimed to “change movies” – Kimberly Pierce’s Boys Don’t Cry and David Lynch’s The Straight Story. I like doing this as a Professor, because it varies the class and keeps me from getting too settled into a comfort zone. It challenges me to be more spontaneous and in the moment, a zone I typically find stimulating and energizing. Needless to say, the sixteen year old legacy of Lynch’s The Straight Story created a certain predisposition. Having seen all of Lynch’s other films, »

- Landon Palmer

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Daily | Chytilová, Warhol, Pasolini

8 April 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

In today's roundup of news and views: Agata Pyzik for frieze on Vera Chytilová's Daisies; a history of censorship and the movies in Iran after the Islamic Revolution; Jonathan Rosenbaum on Alain Resnais and Chris Marker's Statues Also Die and Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City (1945) plus a speech by Pere Portabella; Matt Connolly on Andy Warhol’s Vinyl, Fernando F. Croce on Pier Paolo Pasolini's Il vangelo secondo Matteo, Francine Prose on David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, Peter Hogue on Raoul Walsh, Danny King on James B. Harris, Todd Field's interview with Sissy Spacek, Michael Tully's with James Gray—and more. » - David Hudson »

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Exclusive Interview: Linda Cardellini Talks Bloodline And Female Filmmakers

2 April 2015 3:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In the sweltering heat and thick humidity of the Florida Keys, where hard-luck locals dwell not far from well-off property owners and tourists, mistakes have been made. The Rayburn family is at the center of the latest drama by Netflix, and in Bloodline, a mystery (or mysteries) slowly unravels at a pace fit for the setting.

Actress Linda Cardellini plays Meg Rayburn, the only daughter among three sons, all of whom make their way to visit mother and father upon a special occasion. The reunion, however, stirs up the murky past and creates an uncertain future.

“She’s there in the first episode; their dad describes his children and ‘she’s sunshine of the family,’” explains Cardellini during a recent interview that we did with her in Toronto. “But also my first scene in the show, she’s doing something she is not supposed to be doing.”

Cardellini laughs at the introduction, »

- Anthony Marcusa

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The 18 Scariest Horror Movie Opening Scenes, Ranked

1 April 2015 5:43 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Some horror movies go with a "slow-build" approach, and some go for the jugular right off the bat. The unexpected horror hit "It Follows" definitely falls into the latter category, as you can see in the opening scene embedded below (narrated by director David Robert Mitchell). Are you sufficiently unnerved? Good! That's what we're going for here. As the indie horror hit prepares to expand into over 1,600 theaters this weekend, below I've ranked 18 of the most iconic/frightening horror openings of all time from least to most scary. The result is a completely objective list that will remain set in stone for all eternity. Are you ready? Can you handle it? Countdown starts now... 18. "Night of the Living Dead" (1968) "They're coming to get you, Barbara." While I have no doubt that contemporary audiences covered their eyes in fright during the opening sequence of Romero's original "Night of the Living Dead, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Netflix's "Bloodline": The Up and Downsides to a Slow Burn

1 April 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Kyle Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn in "Bloodline"Photo: Netflix Note: This will spoil all of season one of "Bloodline". Don't say you haven't been warned. A slow burn approach to building tension can be very effective. By gradually building to the climax, it can make the payoff so much more rewarding if it justifies the time it took to get there. On the other hand, if the gradual build isn't handled correctly, the story can feel like it is spinning its wheels and stalling. It is a tricky balance to strike, and creators Todd A. Kessler, Glen Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, who also created the show "Damages", take this approach with their latest show "Bloodline". The result showcases both the great sides and the frustrating sides to a slow burn. The latest Netflix drama focuses on the Rayburn family, led by Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek, who run a hotel in the Florida Keys. »

- Mike Shutt

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Netflix Orders Season 2 Of 'Bloodline' For 2016

1 April 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Yesterday, our own Nikola Grozdanovic went long on on how "Bloodline" Gives Viewers The Tragic Anti-Hero Television Has Been Waiting For Since Walter White. Indeed, the star-studded Netflix drama takes about four to five episodes to really get rolling, so you have to manage a bit of patience. But once it does, it's a terrific family drama, thriller, soap opera, and procedural all rolled into one. Yes, it can be too knotty for its own good at times, and maybe juggles one too many character arcs, but the Rayburns are one of the most interesting families on TV right now, and there will be much more where that came from. Variety reports that Netflix has ordered a second season of the show, with production to start later this year for a 2016 rollout. Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Netflix Orders Season 2 Of 'Bloodline' For 2016

1 April 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Yesterday, our own Nikola Grozdanovic went long on on how "Bloodline" Gives Viewers The Tragic Anti-Hero Television Has Been Waiting For Since Walter White. Indeed, the star-studded Netflix drama takes about four to five episodes to really get rolling, so you have to manage a bit of patience. But once it does, it's a terrific family drama, thriller, soap opera, and procedural all rolled into one. Yes, it can be too knotty for its own good at times, and maybe juggles one too many character arcs, but the Rayburns are one of the most interesting families on TV right now, and there will be much more where that came from. Variety reports that Netflix has ordered a second season of the show, with production to start later this year for a 2016 rollout. Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Netflix’s Family Drama Bloodline Will Return For Season 2

1 April 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Barely a week has passed since Bloodline made its debut on Netflix and the online giant has renewed the family-centric thriller for a second season.

With series creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler – the creative minds behind Damages – all on board to return, Deadline reports that the cast and crew will go back into production later this year ahead of a return in 2016.

Starring Zero Dark Thirty and The Wolf of Wall Street star Kyle Chandler as peacekeeper John Rayburn, Bloodline orbits around a family in Florida Keys who soon find their relationships put to the test when dark secrets from the Rayburn’s past come to light following the return of an estranged family member. With a cast that also includes the likes of Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek, the Netflix drama has certainly hit the ground running, and it’s »

- Michael Briers

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Bloodline: Season Two Renewal for Netflix Drama Series

31 March 2015 9:21 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Netflix wants to keep the Rayburns around. The streaming service has announced they they've picked up new series Bloodlines for a second season. The new episodes will become available to subscribers in 2016.

Revolving around a hard-working family in a Florida Keys community, Bloodline stars Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett and Enrique Murciano.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Big Surprise: Netflix Orders 'Bloodline' Season 2

31 March 2015 4:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Bloodline" Season 2 is coming, and that shouldn't come as a shock to anyone. Unlike the twist-heavy drama, everyone saw today's announcement from Netflix coming a mile away. "Bloodline" opened to mostly positive reviews, features an all-star cast of talent and is already generating Oscar buzz for a first season less than two weeks old. Starring Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn and Sissy Spacek, "Bloodline" comes from Kzk Productions and specifically the minds of Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, who also created "Damages." In an interview with Indiewire, the creators discussed how glad they were to have a show on a platform where its executives didn't care about ratings.  "["Bloodline"] launches on March 20 and it goes to 50-some million people, 54 million people, or something," Kessler said. "So hopefully 53 million of them will be watching." It may not have been 53 million, but there have...

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- Ben Travers

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Big Surprise: Netflix Orders 'Bloodline' Season 2

31 March 2015 4:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Bloodline" Season 2 is coming, and that shouldn't come as a shock to anyone. Unlike the twist-heavy drama, everyone saw today's announcement from Netflix coming a mile away. "Bloodline" opened to mostly positive reviews, features an all-star cast of talent and is already generating Oscar buzz for a first season less than two weeks old. Starring Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn and Sissy Spacek, "Bloodline" comes from Kzk Productions and specifically the minds of Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, who also created "Damages." In an interview with Indiewire, the creators discussed how glad they were to have a show on a platform where its executives didn't care about ratings.  "["Bloodline"] launches on March 20 and it goes to 50-some million people, 54 million people, or something," Kessler said. "So hopefully 53 million of them will be watching." It may not have been 53 million, but there have »

- Ben Travers

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Bloodline Season 1 Episode 2 Review

31 March 2015 2:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gary McCurry reviews the second episode of Bloodline

We’ve all heard the saying “blood is thicker than water.” Here, episode 2 brings with it two events that could disprove the theory. These moments will likely change life within and out-with the family.

Unlike the first episode, spoilers will be in effect here.

Following on from “Part 1” we have Local detective, John Rayburn (Kyle Chandler) attending an autopsy of a young Hispanic girl he discovered floating in the waters surrounding his beloved home town. Drowning is the official cause of her death, although burns have ravaged one side of her body. Due to events elsewhere this thread is strangely never picked back up, however expect to see this storyline to be continued in the coming installments.

Taking his attention away from the case is Danny, who most were under the impression had left town. After an altercation with head of the household, »

- Gary McCurry

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Bloodline Season 1 Episode 1 Review

25 March 2015 11:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gary McCurry reviews the first episode of Bloodline

Changing his mind, Danny Rayburn (Ben Mendelsohn) takes the speech in his hand and places it back in the pocket from which it came. “To the Rayburn’s!” he shouts. His audience at the annual gathering held in the picturesque family-owned getaway in Florida breathe a silent sigh of relief before completing the toast with their cheers.

Netflix bring us Bloodline, a new show that will make your dysfunctional family look like the Brady Brunch in comparison.

I’ll try to keep the spoilers to a minimum here, be warned though, some may surface.

For Friday Night Lights alumni, Kyle Chandler, it’s less “clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” and more “dark lies, new starts, family blues” as he takes on the role of John Rayburn. Chandler’s voice narrates the story, beginning with a long monologue that could be labelled as generic. »

- Gary McCurry

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Bloodline Interview: Linda Cardellini

24 March 2015 10:24 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

On Netflix’s engrossing and intense new series Bloodline, which is part psychological thriller and part family drama, the eldest brother and black sheep of the Rayburn family, Danny (in a compelling performance by Ben Mendelsohn), returns home and begins to expose emotional demons that will threaten to tear the family apart. From creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (known as Kzk), the strong cast of actors also includes Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek. During a roundtable interview to discuss the new show, actress Linda Cardellini (who plays Meg Rayburn) talked about all of the mysterious elements to the show, learning about the skeleton of the story before they start shooting, how excited she is to see the finished product to check out her co-stars’ work, how she views this character, bonding with her cast, that Season 2 is a possibility, »

- Christina Radish

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Talking To The Cast Of Bloodline At The NYC Premiere

23 March 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Call it The Avengers of television – Netflix’s Bloodline surely boasts one of the most formidable casts ever assembled for a series. With Kyle Chandler, Sam Shepard, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek, Ben Mendehlson, Chloe Sevigny and more taking central roles in the dark, brooding family drama, there are few shows that can claim to have matched its level of star power.

What attracted them to the project is clear – aside from being based at Netflix, a massively exciting new home for prestige programming, Bloodline offers many dramatic showcases for its stars. Though the show itself has some issues, no one would be surprised to hear Mendehlson and Cardellini’s names in contention for the Emmys next year.

Recently, the series had its red carpet premiere in NYC and we were on hand to catch up with Chandler, Mendehlson and more about Netflix’s newest offering. Check out what they had »

- Justine Browning

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: March 23 - March 29

23 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Into The Woods"

The Blu-ray release of this star-studded musical extravaganza has some cool extras, like a deleted scene featuring Meryl Streep singing Sondheim's "She'll Be Back," a doc about the production design and costumes, and even the option to watch the individual performances with the lyrics onscreen. Below, get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the special effects (and sneakers) used in the making of Disney's hit musical.

"The Thin Blue Line"

This game-changing documentary by Errol Morris has gotten the Criterion treatment, complete with a high-def digital transfer, an interview with Morris, and more.

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"

The final movie in the "Hobbit" trilogy has arrived on Blu-ray. There aren't a ton of extras, but hey, »

- Jenni Miller

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Bloodline, Ep. 1.01-06: Compelling mystery driven by exceptional casting

22 March 2015 9:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Bloodline, Season 1, Episodes 1-6

Created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman

Premiered on Friday March 20th on Netflix Instant

This review contains spoilers for the first six episodes of Bloodline 

“Sometimes you know something’s coming, in the air, in your gut. You don’t sleep at night and the voice inside your head is telling you something is going to go wrong and there is nothing you can do to stop it. That’s how I felt when my brother came back.”

Bloodline is all about deception. What’s beneath the surface, what we hide from the world and the lies we tell to protect ourselves and our families. The problem is, and the one that is explored in Bloodline, that it’s usually our families who know our deepest secrets anyways. And if you have a family like the Rayburns’ they are likely to use »

- Tressa

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Netflix and Foxtel iQ3 reveal pricing

22 March 2015 2:27 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australians can subscribe to Netflix.s Australian service, which launches on Tuesday, for as little as $8.99 per month, undercutting its rivals Stan, Presto Movies, Presto TV and Quickflix by a dollar.

That.s the fee for a single, standard definition feed announced today. A two stream HD plan will cost $11.99 and for a four-stream, 4K ultra-hd .family. plan it.s $14.99.

Netflix is offering a free one-month trial and Optus subscribers can get the service at no extra cost for six months as part of a 24-month plan.

Concurrently Foxtel announced the pricing for its new iQ3 set-top box, which combines pay-tv, free-to-air. and the internet, and Telstra launched Presto on its T-Box, offering a free six-month subscription to both services which normally cost $9.99 individually or $14.99 combined..

For the iQ3 upgrade, Foxtel subscribers will pay $125 for the unit plus $25 for a self-installation kit, or $125 plus $75 for installation by a Foxtel technician. »

- Don Groves

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'Bloodline' creators Todd A. Kessler & Glenn Kessler on 'seedy side' of Florida family [Exclusive Video]

22 March 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The Netflix drama series "Bloodline," which premiered its first season on March 20, gave creators Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman an opportunity to explore the "seedy side" of family and the Florida Keys. "Family is something that the three of us have been talking about for many years," says Glenn Kessler. They wanted "to take what appeared to be a very loving, supportive, together family and see what's really going on." (Watch our complete interview with the Kesslers below.) -Break- Sissy Spacek on 'Bloodline' and the 'great big hug' of awards success [Exclusive Video] "Bloodline" tells the story of the Rayburn family, whose lives are drastically changed when black sheep Danny (Ben Mendelsohn) comes home. There's a mystery at the heart of the story, but while Glenn insists "violent crime has not really been a huge part of our experience," he fee »

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