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The Poltergeist Curse: Here's the Real Story Behind the Movie Myth

16 October 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It's the spookiest month of the year, and you know what that means! It's time to figure out whether you believe in curses or simply unfortunate coincidences. A reboot of the classic 1982 horror film Poltergeist came out in 2015, but let's be honest: nothing could compare to the original. While no horrific accidents occurred on the set of the new film (that we know of, anyway), the release reminded us of the rumors of a curse on the original film trilogy's cast. The movie revolves around a suburban family who move into a new home and begin to notice strange things surrounding their young daughter. Take a look below to find out about the mysterious events that have made people speculate that Poltergeist may be the most cursed franchise in Hollywood. RelatedThe 34 Best Horror Movies Streaming on Netflix in October The Whole Ordeal Began With Human Skeletons One of the most »

- Maggie Panos

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SAG-aftra Foundation To Honor Lionel Richie With Recording Artists Inspiration Award

11 October 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

The SAG-aftra Foundation has announced Lionel Richie will be the first recipient of its inaugural Recording Artists Inspiration Award.

The internationally-renowned singer-songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist is being recognized for his career achievements and charitable work. The event takes place Thursday, November 9, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.

For decades, Lionel Richie has been an influential and well-respected recording artist, selling over 100 million records. Richie has garnered multiple awards including: four Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award®, and the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 47th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. Richie recently joined the judges’ panel for the 2017/2018 season of American Idol.

The SAG-aftra Foundation’s Recording Artists Inspiration Award also recognizes Richie’s commitment to charity through his work with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Unicef, and The Art of Elysium. »

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Film Review: ‘Barracuda’

5 October 2017 2:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The story of a young stranger who shows up on a woman’s doorstep claiming to be her stepsister — and thus potentially in line for a piece of their dead-music-legend father’s pie — “Barracuda” initially seems like just another run-of-the-mill thriller about a grifter carrying out a duplicitous scheme. Credit to Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin’s indie film, then, for quickly upending expectations and delivering a far more uneasy, ambiguous portrait of women desperate for recognition and acceptance. Though its slow-burn narrative doesn’t pay off in a wholly satisfying manner, this offbeat nail-biter should nonetheless be welcomed by those eager for something off the beaten genre path.

Arriving from immediate parts unknown, Londoner Sinaloa (Sophie Reid) proves a surprising guest to Austin, Texas, resident Merle (Allison Tolman) and her fiancé Raul (Luis Bordonada) — especially once Sinaloa claims that she’s Merle’s half-sister, having been fathered and occasionally visited by their dearly departed country-icon daddy »

- Nick Schager

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Poltergeist (1982) Midnights at The Tivoli This Weekend

2 October 2017 6:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“This house is clean.”

Poltergeist  (1982) plays midnights this weekend (October 6th and 7th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series. Tickets are $8.

Poltergeist  had all the hallmarks of the Spielberg blockbuster production – a small-town suburban family setting, fantastic special effects, fast-paced action and a liberal smattering of Spielberg’s own brand of natural humor. Rumors have persisted for decades that he wrested the direction away from credited director Tobe Hooper, but the influence and style of Hooper are also evident and, rather than detracting from the considerable input of Spielberg, they complement it in a way which results in a movie of subtle originality.

Poltergeist is fun, extremely well-made, and is packed full of terrific scares. It took the opposite approach from normal; there’s no big old spooky house or gruesome back-story of some patriarch walling people up in the tower. By contrast, »

- Tom Stockman

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Kate Winslet To Be Honored With Actors Inspiration Award

19 September 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

The SAG-aftra Foundation has announced it will bestow its Actors Inspiration Award to critically-acclaimed actress and philanthropist Kate Winslet, highlighting her career achievements and honoring her charitable work.

The nonprofit’s Patron of the Artists Awards celebration will also honor director/producer Judd Apatow, Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow, and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos for their roles in supporting actors and performing artists in their careers. The event takes place Thursday, November 9, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.



Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet has brought to life some of cinema’s most captivating and memorable roles. Her resume consists of critically and commercially acclaimed work including Steve Jobs, Little Children, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Iris, Titanic, and Sense and Sensibility, as well as a span of awards and honors that illustrate her talent and solidify her permanent place in cinema history. »

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‘Barracuda’ Trailer: Allison Tolman Lets A Stranger Into Her Home, With Horrific Results — Watch

19 September 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Consider it an old lesson: If a stranger shows up on your porch, claiming to be your long-lost sister, maybe don’t automatically believe them. Such is the pickle that Allison Tolman’s Merle finds herself confronting in “Barracuda,” when young Sinaloa (newcomer Sophie Reid) appears, touting a shared genealogy that is only the tip of the metaphorical iceberg.

While the sisters eventually bond, long-simmering resentments on Sinaloa’s side — the pair apparently share a father, a country music star who influences her own musicianship — threaten to pull them apart. Or perhaps that’s what Sinaloa wanted the entire time? After the film debuted at this year’s SXSW, our Eric Kohn wrote that “Barracuda” is a “beautiful, haunting drama,” with a particular focus on how music ties together people (and maybe even pulls them apart).

Read More:‘Downward Dog’: Allison Tolman Talks About Strong Single Women, Smart Pups »

- Kate Erbland

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Kate Winslet to Receive Actors Inspiration Award from SAG

15 September 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Winslet in “The Dressmaker”: Broad Green Pictures

Kate Winslet is following in the footsteps of Kerry Washington and Rashida Jones. Variety reports that the Oscar winner will be awarded the SAG-aftra Foundation’s Actors Inspiration Award, an honor previously bestowed on the respective stars of “Scandal” and “Angie Tribeca.” The award pays tribute to artists for their career achievements and charitable work.

In addition to her Oscar statuette, Winslet is also the owner of an Emmy, three Golden Globes, three BAFTAs, and many other awards. She reached international stardom after playing Rose Dewitt Bukater in 1997’s “Titanic,” one of the highest-grossing films of all time. “Mildred Pierce,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Holy Smoke!” “Sense and Sensibility,” and “Heavenly Creatures” are among her other credits.

The Mountain Between Us,” Winslet’s latest film, just made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The drama centers on two strangers who survive a plane crash but are left stranded on a remote snow-covered mountain.

As for her work off-screen, Winslet co-founded the Golden Hat Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to “[changing] the way people on the autism spectrum are perceived, by shining a light on their abilities and emphasizing their great potential.” She’s also worked with UK charities including Cardboard Citizens, a theater company that works with those who have been or are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.

“Kate has been a game changer and role model in our industry, setting a sterling example for all artists and leaders to use their influence to give back to the greater welfare of others,” said SAG-aftra Foundation President JoBeth Williams in a statement. “We look forward to presenting her with this award for all she has accomplished, and all she has given back.”

The trophy will be presented at SAG-aftra’s Patron of the Artists Awards celebration, set to be held November 9 in Beverly Hills.

Kate Winslet to Receive Actors Inspiration Award from SAG was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Kate Winslet to Receive SAG Actors Inspiration Award

14 September 2017 1:22 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Kate Winslet is an inspiration to many people, and it's about time she's recognized for it.  The Oscar-winning Brit will receive the SAG-aftra Foundation's Actors Inspiration Award at the Patron of the Artists Awards ceremony, the organization announced Thursday. The star-studded event will take place on Nov. 9 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.  Winslet is being recognized for her many, many career achievements and admirable philanthropic efforts over the years.  SAG-aftra Foundation President JoBeth Williams said in a statement, "Without a doubt, Kate is an incomparable actress who we admire for her work and contribution to our craft. »

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Kate Winslet Selected for Actors Inspiration Award by SAG-AFTRA Foundation

14 September 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The SAG-aftra Foundation will bestow its Actors Inspiration Award to Kate Winslet, highlighting her career achievements and honoring her charitable work.

The foundation will present the trophy at its Patron of the Artists Awards celebration on Nov. 9 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The organization had already announced plans to honor director/producer Judd Apatow, director Kathryn Bigelow, and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos for their roles in supporting actors and performing artists in their careers.

Winslet has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning for her role as Hanna Schmitz in Stephen Daldry’s 2008 “The Reader.” She was first nominated for “Sense and Sensibility” in 1996, followed by “Titanic,” “Iris,” “Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind,” “Little Children” and “Steve Jobs.”

She also won an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award for best zctress for her portrayal of the title role in the

HBO mini-series “Mildred Pierce.” Winslet »

- Dave McNary

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SAG-aftra Foundation Creates Hurricane Relief Fund to Aid Affected Members

11 September 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The SAG-aftra Foundation and the SAG-aftra Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund announced on Sept. 11 that they have created a hurricane relief fund to provide aid explicitly for its members affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The SAG-aftra Foundation seeded relief efforts with a $200,000 donation, which the Mppwf branch evenly matched, bringing the initial total to $400,000 in aid. Additionally, both branches will be outsourcing to the 160,000 SAG-aftra members for further contributions. The Actors Fund is also getting involved, having teamed with SAG-aftra to assist with social services as well as grant reviews and approvals. In that vein, the process has been sped up in order to most efficiently establish need via a quick and confidential application and consultation. In order to be eligible for relief application, SAG-aftra members have to have paid their dues through April 30 of this year. SAG-aftra Foundation’s president, JoBeth Williams, as well as SAG-aftra Foundation Executive Director Cyd Wilson, »

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Tobe Hooper, ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ and ‘Poltergeist’ Director, Dies at 74

26 August 2017 11:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tobe Hooper, the horror director best known for helming “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and “Poltergeist,” died Saturday in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was 74.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said it was reported as a natural death.

The 1974 “Texas Chain Saw Massacre” became one of the most influential horror films of all time for its realistic approach and deranged vision. Shot for less than $300,000, it tells the story of a group of unfortunate friends who encounter a group of cannibals on their way to visit an old homestead. Though it was banned in several countries for violence, it was one of the most profitable independent films of the 1970s in the U.S. The character of Leatherface was loosely based on serial killer Ed Gein.

Hooper also directed the 1986 sequel “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2,” which took a more comedic approach, as part of his Cannon Films deal.

The 1982 “Poltergeist, »

- Pat Saperstein

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Tobe Hooper, ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ and ‘Poltergeist’ Director, Dies at 74

26 August 2017 11:35 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tobe Hooper, the horror director best known for helming “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and “Poltergeist,” died Saturday in Sherman Oaks, Calif., according to the Los Angeles County Coroner. He was 74. The circumstances of his death were not known.

The influential 1974 “Texas Chain Saw Massacre” became a seminal horror title for its realistic approach and deranged vision. Shot for less than $300,000, it tells the story of a group of unfortunate friends who encounter a group of cannibals on their way to visit an old homestead. Though it was banned in several countries for violence, it was one of the most profitable independent films of the 1970s in the U.S. The character of Leatherface was loosely based on serial killer Ed Gein.

Hooper also directed the 1986 sequel “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2,” which took a more comedic approach, as part of his Cannon Films deal.

The 1982 “Poltergeist,” written and produced by Steven Spielberg, also »

- Pat Saperstein

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Kathryn Bigelow, Judd Apatow, Ted Sarandos to receive SAG-aftra Foundation honour

1 August 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Trio announced as recipients of Patron of the Artists Awards.

The SAG-aftra Foundation has announced Judd Apatow, Kathryn Bigelow, and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos as recipients of its Patron of the Artists Awards.

The award honours industry leaders who are champions of the arts and whose history of fostering creativity and creating opportunities for actors has made a positive impact on the acting profession and the performing arts. 

The SAG-aftra Foundation’s celebration takes place on November 9 in Beverly Hills.

Apatow’s credits as director, producer or writer include hit comedies The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Bridesmaids, Knocked Up and Superbad. Apatow recently received an Emmy nomination for the Espn Films: 30 for 30: Doc & Darryl, which he co-directed and produced.

Kathryn Bigelow won the best director Oscar and shared the best picture award for The Hurt Locker and directed current release Detroit, which expands wide this week after a limited maiden launch through Annapurna. Her credits »

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SAG-aftra Foundation to Honor Judd Apatow, Kathryn Bigelow, Ted Sarandos

1 August 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The SAG-aftra Foundation will bestow its Patron of the Artists Awards to Judd Apatow and Kathryn Bigelow, as well as Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.

The award honors industry leaders who are “champions of the arts and whose history of fostering creativity and creating opportunities for actors has made a positive impact on the acting profession and the performing arts.”

The SAG-aftra Foundation will present the awards Nov. 9 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.

SAG-aftra Foundation President JoBeth Williams said, “As a director, writer and producer, Judd Apatow is known for discovering and nurturing some of the most beloved comedic actors and actresses on television and in film. Kathryn Bigelow is a trailblazing director and producer whose risk-taking gambles on unknown talent have expanded the careers of many artists both in front of and behind the camera. Ted Sarandos is an innovator whose executive leadership has created and supported tens »

- Dave McNary

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SXSW Thriller ‘Barracuda’ Is a Sinister Drama Coming to Theaters This Fall

14 July 2017 2:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have acquired the U.S. rights to Julie Halperin and Jason Cortlund’s suspense drama “Barracuda.” The film premiered in competition at SXSW and was nominated for a Grand Jury Award in the Narrative Feature category.

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Co-directed by Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin and written by Cortlund, “Barracuda” stars Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid, JoBeth Williams and Luis Bordonada and features live music performances by Butch Hancock, Bob Livingston, Colin Gilmore, The Mastersons, and The Harvest Thieves.

The film follows a woman named Merle (Tolman), whose life begins to splinter when »

- Graham Winfrey

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Allison Tolman’s Drama ‘Barracuda’ Lands U.S. Distribution

11 July 2017 5:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have secured the U.S. rights to Julie Halperin and Jason Cortlund’s suspense drama “Barracuda,” starring Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid, JoBeth Williams and Luis Bordanado.

The companies are planning a fall theatrical release with a VOD release a month later.

‘Barracuda” premiered in competition in March at SXSW as “La Barracuda” and was nominated for a Grand Jury Award in the narrative feature category. It also won top prizes at the Oak Cliff and Hill Country film festivals.

The film features live music performances by Butch Hancock, Bob Livingston, Colin Gilmore, The Mastersons, and The Harvest Thieves.

Tolman plays a woman in Texas whose enigmatic half-sister appears unexpectedly on her doorstep. The duo initially bonds but the sister’s intense and erratic behavior begins to jeopardize her career aspirations, her relationship to her mother, and even her impending marriage.

“Allison and Sophie give strong and emotional performances in ‘Barracuda,' »

- Dave McNary

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Orion Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films acquire 'Barracuda'

11 July 2017 10:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The film received world premiere in competition at SXSW.

Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have secured Us rights to Julie Halperin and Jason Cortlund’s suspense drama Barracuda, previously titled La Barracuda

The film centres on Merle, whose life begins to splinter when Sinaloa, the half-sister she never knew existed, appears on her doorstep in Texas. Initially distrustful of this enigmatic woman, a bond quickly forms between the two sisters. 

As Merle allows Sinaloa into her life, Sinaloa reveals a quiet fury to Merle through her music. Sinaloa’s fierce attachment jeopardises Merle’s career aspirations, her relationship with her mother, and even her impending marriage. Merle fights to keep her world together while Sinaloa’s increasingly intense and erratic behavior threatens to erupt into something much darker.

Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid, JoBeth Williams and Luis Bordonada star in the film, which premiered in competition at this year’s SXSW .

David Hartstein and Nancy Schafer produced »

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Orion & Samuel Goldwyn In U.S. Rights Deal For ‘Barracuda’

11 July 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have teamed for U.S. rights to Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund's suspense drama Barracuda. The film premiered in competition at SXSW and won top prizes at the Oak Cliff and Hill Country film festivals. Barracuda stars Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid, JoBeth Williams and Luis Bordonada and features live music performances by Butch Hancock, Bob Livingston, Colin Gilmore, the Mastersons and the Harvest Thieves. Tolman plays Merle, whose… »

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Warner Bros. UK Heads ‘Within’ This Summer

23 June 2017 6:46 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Warner Bros. Entertainment UK has announced Within (also known as Crawlspace) for release on digital download July 10, 2017, and on DVD July 24th. Phil Claydon’s Within stars Michael Vartan (The Arrangement, Alias, Bates Motel), Erin Moriarty (Jessica Jones, Captain Fantastic, Blood Father) and JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist, Kramer vs. Kramer). “You can’t keep out what’s […] »

- Brad Miska

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Rashida Jones to Receive SAG-aftra Foundation Philanthropy Award

7 June 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Rashida Jones will receive the SAG-aftra Foundation Actors Inspiration Award, an honor given to artists who champion philanthropic causes in an effort to give back to the community, on June 12 according to a press release issued today. Jones is presented the award after her work with the International Rescue Committee, with which she delivered lifesaving care to those fleeing conflict and natural disaster; Peace First, where she served on the board and as an ambassador; and Oceana, where she aided in the organization’s mission to protect and restore oceans. The actor also supported charities such as Amnesty International, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and the Trevor Project. “We are excited to present Rashida Jones with our Actors Inspiration Award and honor her tireless dedication for tackling issues around global poverty, improving health outcomes for people battling AIDS and cancer, and for using her artistic platform to support several important charities, »

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