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Uni dates Legendary duo

19 August 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal has dated a pair of Legendary Pictures titles and will release Krampus on November 25, 2015, and Spectral in 3D on August 12, 2016.

Krampus is a horror-comedy based on the legend of a pagan demon who punishes the wicked. Michael Dougherty co-wrote with Todd Casey and Zach Shields and will direct.

Legendary’s Thomas Tull (pictured), Jon Jashni and Alex Garcia produce.

Spectral is an action-thriller about an elite team tasked with eliminating an aggressive phantom threat and will star James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini and Bruce Greenwood.

Nic Mathieu will direct from a script by Ian Fried, George Nolfi and John Gatins. Tull and Jashni on board as producers and the executive producer is Jillian Share.

Cinedigm has acquired Us rights to City Of Peace’s faith drama Identical, starring Ashley Judd, Amanda Crew, Seth Green, Joe Pantoliano, Ray Liotta and Erin Cottrell. The film will open on September 5 on 1,200 screens while ancillary is set for »

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‘Bound’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

18 August 2014 6:34 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan, Christopher Meloni, Richard C. Sarafian, Mary Mara, Susie Bright | Written and Directed by The Wachowski Brothers

Watching Bound you can’t help but be impressed with its style and understand why people cite its importance to the Matrix movies which were the Wachowski next movies to work on.  Then you realise that this was their first movie and see just why it is so impressive and brave.  Bound is a modern noir that takes two female leads and puts them in the place of power and most importantly a realistic love affair.  This may sound nothing surprising now, but at the time it had never been done in this style, especially by two writer/directors who wanted to make an impact in Hollywood.  Now that it’s getting the Arrow Video treatment, it’s time for Bound to get the attention it definitely deserves. »

- Paul Metcalf

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July 1st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Cannibal Holocaust, Afflicted

30 June 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

To kick off the month of July, there are a ton of genre Blu-ray and DVD releases coming out that should get you through the long holiday weekend if barbecues and fireworks aren’t necessarily your thing.

Not only will Cannibal Holocaust finally be getting its due in high definition this week, but Scream Factory is also bringing us The Final Terror and Sony is releasing the stellar indie horror flick Afflicted to DVD and Blu-ray as well. And if you’re a horror geek who can’t get enough of Echo Bridges’ multi-title releases, well then you’ll want to check out a few more of their collections which will be arriving this week too. Also, for those of you Twilight Zone fans out there, Image Entertainment has put together a great collection of the series’ most beloved episodes for you to enjoy in honor of the upcoming 55th anniversary of the show. »

- Heather Wixson

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What Did You Watch This Weekend?

30 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The Weekend Watch is an open thread where you can share what you’ve recently watched, offer suggestions on movies and TV shows we should check out (or warnings about stuff to avoid) and discover queue-filling goodies from other Fsr readers. The comments section awaits. I’ll get the ball rolling with the movies/TV my eyeballs took in this weekend. Try, for a second, to imagine a world where the director of The Fugitive (Andrew Davis) made a film that starred Rachel Ward, Daryl Hannah, Joe Pantoliano *and* Adrian Zmed. I know. It sounds like pure fantasy. But I’m here to tell you it’s real. The Final Terror is an early ’80s “killer in the woods” flick that used to be played regularly on HBO, but I hadn’t seen it in decades. Scream Factory’s new Blu-ray gave me the opportunity to revisit it, and while I remembered it being a fun thriller »

- Rob Hunter

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Blu-ray Review: “The Final Terror”

26 June 2014 5:10 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

The Final Terror

Release Date: 7/1/14 on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack

Written By: Jon George, Neill D. Hicks, and Ronald Shusett

Directed By: Andrew Davis

Starring: Adrian Zmed, Ernest Harden Jr., Lewis Smith, Rachel Ward, Daryl Hannah, Akosua Busia, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Metcalf

Review by Daniel Xiii.

Does The Final Terror Have the Goods Out in the Woods?


Hey creeps, I just sat down with Scream Factory’s Blu-ray of The Final Terror, and I feel like it’s my civic duty to get something out in the open right from the start. Much like the lies propagated by The Neverending Story (which did indeed end after a paltry 90 minutes!) before it, The Final Terror is not what the title proclaims. I mean, there have been like hundreds of horror films made after this movie came out (in 1983)—some even have “terror” in the title!

Well, I guess the best thing »

- Holly Interlandi

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'The Identical' Trailer Starring Seth Green and Ashley Judd

21 June 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Identical twin brothers (both played by Blake Rayne) are separated at birth during the Great Depression. Their parents (Brian Geraghty, Amanda Crew) just cannot afford to give them both a life beyond poverty, so one is adopted by loving family. Despite their very different upbringings, the boys' shared passion for music causes their lives to unknowingly intersect as they experience a powerful and mysterious connection often felt by twins. Check out the first trailer for The Identical featuring co-stars Ashley Judd, Seth Green and Ray Liotta. Then read on for more information about this new heartfelt musical drama.

One of the boys becomes the most famous rock 'n' roll legend in the world, Drexel Hemsley, while Ryan Wade struggles to find balance between his love for music and trying to please his evangelist father (Ray Liotta) and his devoted mother (Ashley Judd) who have very different plans for his life in the ministry. »

- MovieWeb

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Script Matters: ‘Risky Business’ – Creating the Teen Sex Noir

26 May 2014 10:51 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Genre mash-ups may be commonplace these days, but it took a mad genius to even consider combining film-noir and teen sex comedy back in 1983.  Paul Brickman’s wildly successful experiment, Risky Business, not only launched the career of Tom Cruise, it set a new benchmark for substantive sex comedies.  Here, we had an observant and erotic satire that always entertained and never sermonized.  Through the use of film-noir conventions and evocative symbolism, Brickman’s classic takes the teen movie into shadowy territory while still remaining accessible.  It’s a masterful script that warrants closer analysis.

Risky Business towers above its 80’s contemporaries because writer/director, Paul Brickman, was less concerned about the loss of virginal innocence than the loss of moral innocence.  Our hero, totally unprepared for the shady inner-workings of the adult world, tumbles deeper into chaos with each new indulgence.  Instead of letting Joel Goodsen (Tom Cruise) off »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Scream Factory Makes a Date with The Final Terror; Full Release Info!

20 May 2014 3:17 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Scream Factory is absolutely killing it this year with their releases and one of the many films being added to the ever-growing collection in the coming months is the 80s backwoods slasher flick The Final Terror, making its way out of the woods on July 1st.

Read on for a complete rundown of all the release info, including bonus features and box art!

From the Press Release

This summer, one of the most sought-after and long-lost slasher films from the 80s is being unleashed on Blu-ray™ and DVD for the first time! Produced by Joe Roth (Snow White and the Huntsman) and directed by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Under Siege), backwoods slasher cult classic The Final Terror features an all-star cast of John Friedrich (Baretta), Rachel Ward (The Thornbirds), Adrian Zmed (Bachlor Party), Mark Metcalf (Zero Dark Thrity), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill, Blade Runner), Ernes Harden Jr. (White Men Can »

- John Squires

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The Final Terror Blu-ray & DVD Release Details

20 May 2014 11:37 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Another 80′s cult classic is making it’s way to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time. Scream Factory just revealed full details on their upcoming release of 1983′s The Final Terror and we have a look at the cover art and list of bonus features:

“This summer, one of the most sought-after and long-lost slasher films from the 80s is being unleashed on Blu-ray™ and DVD for the first time! Produced by Joe Roth (Snow White and the Hunts Man) and directed by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Under Siege), backwoods slasher cult classic The Final Terror features an all-star cast of John Friedrich (Baretta), Rachel Ward (The Thornbirds), Adrian Zmed (Bachlor Party), Mark Metcalf (Zero Dark Thrity), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill, Blade Runner), Ernes Harden Jr. (White Men Can’t Jump ), Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix, The Fugitive) and Lewis Smith (Django Unchained). On July 1, 2014, Scream Factory™ will unleash The Final Terror »

- Jonathan James

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ABC Reveals Fall Schedule And Previews New Shows

15 May 2014 2:32 PM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Now that it is just barely summer, it’s time for the networks to try their best to get you excited for fall television. ABC wants you to get excited for their schedule, and their new shows, and I’ve got some previews for you, as well as some initial thoughts.

I have to tell you, ABC is looking more and more strange as time goes on, and the overall efforts of the network really have to make you wonder. While there are some hints of interesting shows, and one or two that might turn into worthwhile vehicles, in the Eddie and the Cruisers world of television, ABC is Joe Pantoliano, clutching his tapes, and furiously blathering about the lunacy of not giving the idiotic public what they want, especially since they keep demanding it.

To that end, ABC has declared Thursday, Shonda Rhimes night, largely because someone apparently had »

- Marc Eastman

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Complete fall 2014 pilot list

21 April 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

In just four weeks, we’ll find out if Anthony Lapaglia and David Schwimmer will stage comebacks to prime time, or if Flash will really fly for the CW. Chances are it will, but what about those comic book-inspired dramas in the works at Fox and NBC?

Here’s your chance to see all the possibilities, but don’t get your hopes up too high: A majority of these pilots won’t make the cut for fall.



NCIS: New Orleans: The NCIS New Orleans office handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle. »

- Lynette Rice

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Steven Spielberg Has A Story For The Goonies 2

21 April 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Once more, fans of a certain age may have cause to rejoice! As we reported not too long ago, director Richard Donner confirmed (via TMZ, so take it with a grain of salt) that he was indeed preparing The Goonies 2, hopefully with the entire original cast back in their parts. Now Donner has also mentioned, once more to TMZ, that original writer Steven Spielberg has come up with a new idea for the sequel.

The Goonies might not be familiar to those who did not grow up in the 1980s, but it has passed into the realm of Hollywood legend. It’s been referenced on shows like Bob’s Burgers, and remembered with fondness by an entire generation for such moments as the Truffle Shuffle, and Sean Astin back before he was a Hobbit. A sequel has always been in the offing, of course, but since the entire cast »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Film Review: ‘The Identical’

21 April 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

What if Elvis Presley’s identical twin brother hadn’t been delivered stillborn? What if he had been surreptitiously adopted and raised to adulthood by other parents, without the King ever knowing, and wound up achieving fame and fortune as — get ready for it — a really terrific Elvis Presley imitator? Such speculation provides the narrative foundation for “The Identical,” an indie-produced film a clef that unfortunately falls short of fully realizing its provocative high concept. Plot elements involving religious influences might help Freestyle market the pic as faith-based entertainment during its scheduled Sept. 12 theatrical rollout, but don’t be surprised if diehard Elvis fans prove to be its harshest critics.

Not surprisingly, names have been changed — and pop-culture history has been reimagined — by scripter Howard Klausner (who also wrote the speculative Hank Williams drama “The Last Ride”) and first-time feature helmer Dustin Marcellino. In this variation of the story behind the story, »

- Joe Leydon

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Gorillas, Alternate Endings, Michael Jackson – The Untold Story of the making The Goonies

17 April 2014 8:23 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

With a name like HeyUGuys, it’s hard for us to hide our love of The Goonies and after being talked about for years and last week Richard Donner (known by everyone as Dick Donner) confirmed to the world that a Goonies sequel is in the works. We’ll still believe it when we see the cameras start to roll but for now, a fantastic documentary entitled ‘The Making of a Cult Classic, The Unauthorized Story of The Goonies’ has been released on YouTube. Thanks to our Goonies correspondent Andy Petrou for the heads up.

In 2010 the home of the Goonies, Astoria Oregon played host to the 25th anniversary of the movie where many stars from the film gathered to celebrate it’s awesomeness. During that event, the photo you see atop of this post was taken and the documentary was played to a crowd of people who had flown »

- David Sztypuljak

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Richard Donner Confirms The Goonies 2

7 April 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Richard Donner has been captured on video – albeit by the ethically questionable TMZ – stating categorically that The Goonies 2 is a go. The clip, which sees the director being questioned while signing autographs, shows him clearly saying of his 1985 classic film, “We’re doing a sequel.” When asked which of the original stars would return, he is heard to reply, “Hopefully all of them!”

The Goonies was one of those movies that surprised everybody and passed into Hollywood legend. Like Gremlins, The Lost Boys, or The ‘Burbs – it was a 1980s film that featured relatable characters dealing with situations that had a decidedly sinister edge to them. With a screenplay by Chris Columbus (Nine Months), based on a story by Steven Spielberg (who also executive produced), The Goonies was an adventure comedy about a group of teenagers living in the ‘Goon Docks’ area of Astoria, Oregon. In trying to save their homes from demolition, »

- Sarah Myles

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They're Making A "Goonies" Sequel

5 April 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker Richard Donner has dropped something of a bombshell with news that he's making a sequel to his classic 1985 adventure film "The Goonies".

TMZ was with Donner in person when he confirmed they are doing a sequel. Asked if any of the original film's stars are coming back, he said "hopefully all of them".

Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, Kerri Green, Jeff Cohen, Robert Davi and Joe Pantoliano starred in the original about a group of kids set out on an adventure in search of pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure.

Two of the original cast members, Anne Ramsey (Mama Fratelli) and John Matuszak (Sloth) have since passed away. Brolin, Astin, Plimpton, Davi and Pantoliano are all still busy working actors to this day. Green only occasionally acts and now produces films as well, Cohen has become an entertainment lawyer, and »

- Garth Franklin

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Ray Liotta-Ashley Judd Family Drama ‘The Identical’ Gets U.S. Release (Exclusive)

2 April 2014 7:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Freestyle Releasing, which has seen a surprise success with “God’s Not Dead,” has acquired U.S. rights to the music-driven family drama “The Identical.”

Freestyle plans to release Dustin Marcellino’s directorial debut nationally on Sept. 12.

Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green and newcomer Blake Rayne star. Producers are Mark G. Mathis, Yochanan Marcellino of City of Peace Films, Matthew Dean Russell, Coke Sams and Clarke Gallivan; Michael Edious Johnson, Yochanan Marcellino and Liotta are exec producers.

The film brings together three generations of the Marcellino family — Dustin Marcellino, who directed; his father Yochanan Marcellino; and his grandfather, record producer Jerry Marcellino.

Howard Klausner (“Space Cowboys”) wrote the screenplay, inspired by an idea from Wade Cummins. Rayne portrays identical twin brothers separated at birth during the Great Depression with both sharing a similar passion for music, causing their lives to unknowingly intersect as they experience a connection often felt by twins. »

- Dave McNary

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Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

24 March 2014 4:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance’s director of programming, about the selection (see below for full lineup).

Sundance London, which runs April 25-27, will include 21 feature films and 18 shorts across five sections, as well as live performances by a number of musical acts, which will be linked to movies screening at the fest, and a series of panel discussions.

Cooper says that when Robert Redford and the Sundance team set up the London event, one of their motivations was to give added exposure to U.S. indie films in the international market.

“We realized that the international life of an American independent film was crucial to its success,” he says. The London fest’s creation was partly driven by an impulse to do “anything we »

- Leo Barraclough

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Nancy Lenehan Joins CBS Pilot from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

14 March 2014 5:47 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nancy Lenehan has been cast as the family matriarch in “More Time with the Family,” the CBS comedy pilot executive produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

The half-hour multicamera project produced by 20th Century Fox Television stars Tom Papa as a husband and father who decides to make a career change so he can, as the show’s title suggests, spend more time with his family. Lenehan (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) will play Tom’s mother. Joe Pantoliano has already been cast as his father.

The cast also includes Alyson Hannigan, Jack Gore and Zoe Pessin.

Damon and Affleck are exec producing through their Pearl Street shingle. Scribes Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa and Papa will also exec produce with 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman.

Lenehan is repped by Pakula/King & Associates, Imperium 7 Talent Agency and Meghan Schumacher Management.


- Whitney Friedlander

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Wendell Pierce Boards CBS Pilot ‘The Odd Couple’; Nancy Lenehan In ‘More Time With Family’

14 March 2014 5:45 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Wendell Pierce (The Wire) has signed on to CBS‘ multi-camera comedy pilot The Odd Couple, a take on the Neil Simon classic. Co-written and executive produced by Matthew Perry, Odd Couple revolves around two mismatched roommates — the messy Oscar Madison (Perry) and neat freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon). Pierce will play Teddy, a neurotic cop and a good buddy of Oscar’s who goes to his apartment every week for Game Night. Pierce, repped by Chris Schmidt at Paradigm and Donald Spradlin at Essential Talent, recently wrapped the fourth and final season of HBO’s Treme and will appear in a multi-episode arc on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. Related: 2014 CBS Pilots Nancy Lenehan has been cast in CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot More Time With Family, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and written/exec produced by Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith. Based on the stand-up of Tom Papa and the experiences of Damon, »


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