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Director: Philip Kaufman
Running Time: 115 minutes
Synopsis: In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones.
Philip Kaufman’s acclaimed adaptation of Don Siegel’s 1956 sci-fi classic Invasion Of The Body Snatchers remains one the earliest and beloved remakes in the genre, while remaining faithful with author Jack Finney’s source novel ‘The Body Snatchers’. Director Kaufman’s paranoia-fuelled update improves on the simple storyline of a population being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates by shifting the extraterrestrial terror to one of the United States’ most iconic cities. San Francisco adds a sometimes epic scope to proceedings, and also suggests this could very well be a sequel as these pod-like otherworldly arrivals, with the ability to eerily clone human beings, have expanded beyond that initial and unlucky small town. »
- Craig Hunter
It’s that wonderful, frightful, cool and creepy time of year again, when everything including the leaves on the trees are dying and our taste buds are craving sugary sweets and pies made from the guts of our jack-o-lanterns. It’s October, which means Halloween is nearly upon us! Get you costumes completed, your home haunts constructed and your candy collected for trick’r treaters, because you have to make time to watch some of the scariest movies this time of year.
In an effort to assist you in your cinematic scare-fest, we’ve come up with a list of the scariest movies to watch on Halloween… with one caveat. We have excluded virtually all “slasher” flicks. Why? Well, let’s just say we all know them, we all love them on some level, but really… don’t we all want something more in our scary movies? In honor of »
- Movie Geeks
Taking on a classic is a gutsy move, even for an award-winning filmmaker. And when director Kimberly Peirce signed on to re-imagine Stephen King's horror classic "Carrie," about a teenage girl with telekinetic powers hellbent on revenge, she knew she had some sky-high expectations to meet.
"I'd make a joke and say, 'I didn't give a f*ck,' but of course I felt pressure!" she told us recently while doing press for "Carrie." "But I think pressure is good."
All that pressure had Peirce thinking long and hard about what it would mean to sign on to a project of this scale, with its history and existing fan base. Having made just one film, 2008's "Stop-Loss," since her 1999 directorial debut, "Boys Don't Cry," it's clear, as a filmmaker, she doesn't make decisions lightly.
"I walked into this feeling a huge responsibility, much like I did with 'Boys Don't Cry »
- Tim Hayne
Warning: If you have yet to watch Grey’s Anatomy’s Season 10 premiere, hit the nearest exit. Everyone else, proceed onward…
Although it’s looking grim for Richard as the two-hour Grey’s Anatomy season premiere kicks off — seriously, does it get any grimmer than lying face down in a pool of water after being electrocuted in a hospital boiler room? — is he the doctor who actually winds up in the morgue? If you haven’t seen the episode yet, read on and find out! (If you have seen it, read on, anyway, and try to act surprised.)
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- Andy Patrick
The drama might be non-stop at Grey Sloan Memorial, but the cast clearly knows how to have fun between takes, with stars such as Oh, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin McKidd and Jessica Capshaw showing a lighter side in the newly released bloopers.
While Oh's exit will undoubtedly affect the series, Season 10 will also feature some new faces. "Dexter" star James Remar will appear in multiple episodes, Bobby Campo and Heather Hemmens will play an engaged couple -- a firefighter and cop, respectively -- who are involved in a disaster in the Season 10 premiere, and Veronica Cartwright is also set to guest star.
"Grey's Anatomy" Season 10 premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. Et with a two-hour episode on ABC.
- Laura Prudom
The green suit worn by Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels in The Birds (1963) has become increasingly symbolic in recent years as we delve ever deeper into the semiotics of film. In this case it is hardly surprising as Hedren only wears three costumes in total; the suit is so visible we cannot fail to draw meaning from its presence. But what was director Alfred Hitchcock trying to say with it, and more importantly, why?
If you visited the V&A’s Hollywood Costume exhibition (now closed in London but moved to Australia and the U.S.), seeing The Birds’ suit would likely have stuck in your mind. It was given prominent placing in room 2, an impressively constructed installation with video recollections from Hedren herself. Yet in real life the suit itself is very basic in style, darker and, dare we say, blander than in the movie. It craves context to bring it to life. »
- Christopher Laverty
The "Grey's Anatomy" Season 10 premiere is just under two months away, but new details have emerged that will give fans some clues about what they'll see when the ABC medical drama returns.
TVLine reports that the "Grey's Anatomy" Season 10 premiere will be called "Seal Our Fate," which is quite ominous when looking at the end of Season 9 and what we know about the upcoming season.
Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) was last seen unconscious in the Season 9 finale, laying on the floor of the flooded basement of Grey Sloan Memorial, electrocuted after the power came back on in the wake of the storm that hovered over the season's final two episodes.
"Hopefully that's not going to happen, but we don't know," Kevin McKidd (Dr. Owen Hunt) told TV Guide in May of Richard's possible death. "If there's a chance to save Richard, you're going to have every doctor at Grey »
- Jaimie Etkin
Well, this is nice and ominous.
The September 26th opener will be called "Seal Our Fate." Gulp.
As previously reported, the two-hour opener will center on the new interns at the hospital, as well as the aftermath of Meredith's difficult birth.
We also know that Veronica Cartwright will guest star on the premiere, as will Bobby Campo and Heather Hemmens. The former's role is unknown, while the latter pair will portray an engaged couple who viewers meet at the scene of an accident.
Grey's Anatomy Season 10 will feature a quartet of new series regulars. Gaius Charles, Jerrika Hinton, Camilla Luddington and Tessa Ferrer were all promoted by the hit drama in June. They all debuted on Season 9 as the characters of Shane, Stephanie, Jo and Lea, »
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Shonda Rhimes and her cryptic, inscrutable episode titles!
TVLine has learned the title of Grey’s Anatomy‘s Season 10 premiere on Sept. 26 and, much like the blackout that rocked Seattle Grace Mercy West in the finale, it’s dark.
According to sources, the first hour of the two-part opener is titled, “Seal Our Fate.”
What does it mean?! Whose fate is sealed?! The Chief’s?!
Related | Grey’s Anatomy Scoop: 4 Actors Score Series Regular Upgrades Ahead of Season 10
- Michael Ausiello
Will Webber make it out alive? Will Meredith and her baby be okay? What is in store for a number of our favorite couples?
Veronica Cartwright - a veteran actress known for supernatural roles on Invasion, The X- Files and Eastwick - will guest star on the two-hour September opener. Details on her role remain unclear at this time.
Grey's Anatomy returns with new episodes on Thursday, September 26. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to email@example.com
Question: The new Walking Dead trailer looks crazy good, but it was decidedly Governor-lite. How big a presence will David Morrissey have in Season 4? —Cris
Ausiello: Well, I can tell you that he’ll have a major presence in at least two Season 4 episodes, both of which are being unofficially billed as ”standalone Governor” installments. No specific intel on when those episodes will air, but I hear they’ll likely fall in the first chunk of eight (premiering Sunday, »
- Michael Ausiello
The Invasion 2007
The fourth and latest film to be made from Finny’s story takes the pod people and plops them right into post-9/11 America. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and written by Dave Kajganich, The Invasion follows psychiatrist Carol Bennell (Nicole Kidman), whose ex-husband Cdc director Tucker Kaufman (Jeremy Northam) is infected with a fungus that controls their host while investigating a space shuttle that has crash landed on Earth. Carol’s first inkling that something is wrong is when one of her patients, Wendy Lenk (Veronica Cartwright), claims that her husband has “changed”. Carol’s son, Oliver (Jackson Bond), then finds a strange spore while at a neighbor’s kid’s party. Thinking it might be related to the recent spate of flu outbreaks that have been reported on the news, she sends the sample to Doctor Ben Driscoll (Daniel Craig) to have a closer look. Ben finds out »
- Andrew Perez
The team behind Insidious Chapter 2, opening September 13th, gathered in Beverly Hills over the weekend to do a little promotion with the press before director James Wan departed to direct Fast and Furious 7.
During the interviews we conducted - which will run closer to the Insidious sequel's release - we spoke to producer Jason Blum who gave us a status report on The Town That Dreaded Sundown which he is producing with American Horror Story's Ryan Murphy.
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Philip Kaufman directed and W.D. Richter wrote the screenplay for this superb second interpretation of Finny’s story. This time we are in San Francisco in the ‘70’s when we meet health inspector Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) and his work partner Elizabeth (Brooke Adams). Elizabeth begins to notice that her husband Geoffrey (Art Hindle) is acting strange of late; he is aloof and distant. When Elizabeth tells Matthew this he refers her to his psychiatrist friend Dr. Kibner (Leonard Nimoy). Kibner is a renowned and popular therapist who has published many self-help books on a variety of subjects. He tells Elizabeth that she is making up this fantasy of her husband acting strange in order to justify her subconscious need to end the relationship. As time passes Elizabeth’s worries are proven right when Jack (Jeff Goldblum) and Nancy (Veronica Cartwright), friends of Matthew, find »
- Andrew Perez
During a recent interview with producer Jason Blum, we got some info on another film on his already full slate, the remake of The Town that Dreaded Sundown, with "American Horror Story"'s Ryan Murphy. Read on for details.
When asked what prompted Blum to want to get involved in the project, the producer had this to say...
"Well, Ryan Murphy found the movie and brought it to me and said he wanted to do it so I didn’t find it necessarily. I think he’s an amazing creative force, especially with 'American Horror Story.' I think he thinks about horror in a very unique way, and so when he pitched it to me, I really wanted to work with him on it. But I didn’t know the movie well."
Blum continues, "So that’s what got me interested in the project at first. And so the »
- Uncle Creepy
Alfred Hitchcock San Francisco: Guided tour through the sites of Hitchcock’s movies The San Francisco Silent Film Festival has arranged for San Francisco City Guides to lead "a special, Sfsff-only edition" of its "Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco" guided walking tour. This particular two-hour Hitchcock tour will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, atop Nob Hill. From there, the tour will visit the sites of three Hitchcock films: Vertigo, The Birds, and Family Plot. (Photo: Alfred Hitchcock ca. 1960.) The San Francisco Silent Film Festival press release adds that Alfred Hitchcock tour participants will "have plenty of time" to go from the tour’s end at Union Square to the Castro Theatre so as to catch the 1:00 pm screening of Hitchcock’s 1928 silent Champagne. Note: Space for this special "Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco" tour is limited. Registration is free — though donations are encouraged — and will be done on a first-come, »
- Andre Soares
A year has passed, and another Texas Frightmare Weekend has come and gone! Last year Tfw expanded dramatically with a much larger location to become the Southwest's premier horror con. This year they proved that isn't going to change anytime soon.
This con is so hot that guests have begun just showing up without an invite. Veteran character actor Glenn Morshower ("Millennium", The Crazies 2010) popped up on Friday and was set up in the lobby until Saturday, when a table was located for him in the main room. He was swamped all weekend so it's a good thing he came!
The focus of the con (which ran May 3rd-5th) was originally "The Walking Dead," but with a few cancellations (almost all replaced with other guests, some from "Twd"), the star of the Weekend became Danny "Machete" Trejo, who was mobbed every time he was at his table. The presence »
- Mr. Dark
Here's today's latest casting news: Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) has been cast as the Prince in Disney's live-action Cinderella feature, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number Four) has landed the lead role in Our Robot Overlords, directed by Jon Wright (Grabbers) and starring Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) and Gillian Anderson (The X-Files). Gary Cole (Office Space), Veronica Cartwright (Alien) and Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) have joined the cast of The Town That Dreaded Sundown remake, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and starring Addison Timlin (Derailed). Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement. From a Disney press release: Richard Madden Cast in Disney’s Cinderella Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) has been cast as the Prince in Disney’s upcoming live-action Cinderella. As previously announced, the film is being directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, stars Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and features »
- Dave Trumbore
The Town That Dreaded Sundown remake will begin filming this month and we have three more names to add to the cast list. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Veronica Cartwright (Alien), Gary Cole (Office Space) and Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) will appear in the movie, along with previously announced actors Addison Timlin and Travis Tope.
As we reported recently, the story will “center on a rural Texarkana town that was stalked by a serial killer in 1946. The maniac was never caught and in 2013, he comes back.”
Addison Timlin will star in the movie as a young woman who is the target of a masked killer. Veronica Cartwright will play the grandmother of Timlin’s character, and Travis Tope is playing one of her friends from school. Gary Cole is taking on the role of a deputy who is searching for the killer, while Joshua Leonard will play the »
- Jonathan James
Three horror vets join Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's remake of the 1976 slasher film The Town That Dreaded Sundown. The film is based on the true story of a serial killer that stalked a small Texas town in 1946. At least five people were killed and the perpetrator was never caught. Addison Timlin (Derailed, Zero Hour) has already been cast as the headliner. Joining her are Veronica Cartwright, Gary Cole, and Joshua Leonard.
Cartwright will play Timlin's grandmother, who raises her after her parents are killed in a car accident. In a career spanning over 50 years, Cartwright has had many roles in genre films, including The Birds, Alien, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Candyman: Farewell to Flesh.
- Alyse Wax
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