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The Craft 2 Moves Forward with 10 Cloverfield Lane Writer

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The Craft 2 Moves Forward with 10 Cloverfield Lane Writer
Almost exactly two years ago, Sony Pictures brought on filmmaker Leigh Janiak (Honeymoon) to direct their upcoming The Craft follow-up, and to co-write the script with her writing partner Phil Graziadei. We haven't heard much on this project until now, with the studio bringing on Daniel Casey (10 Cloverfield Lane) to rewrite the script. It is believed that the studio bringing in this new writer is an indication that they're eager to move forward and get production rolling.

The Tracking Board broke the news earlier today, but it isn't ultimately clear if Daniel Casey is starting from scratch with a page-one rewrite, or if elements of Leigh Janiak and Phil Graziadei's script will remain intact. Leigh Janiak is still attached to direct, with producer Douglas Wick revealing last May that The Craft 2 isn't a reboot, but instead a sequel that takes place 20 years after the original movie, set in modern day.
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Mill Creek Entertainment to Release Pulse (1988) on Blu-ray

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What happens when our innovations turn against us? Find out (or revisit the scenario) when Paul Golding’s Pulse (1988) comes to Blu-ray courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment this March. reports that Pulse (1988) will be released on Blu-ray by Mill Creek Entertainment on March 7th. No special features have been announced, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details.

Written and directed by Paul Golding, Pulse stars Cliff De Young, Roxanne Hart, Joey Lawrence, and Matthew Lawrence.

Synopsis: “In today’s world of modern conveniences, everything we rely on is run by electricity. But what happens if the power we take for granted turns against us? Old man Holger (Charles Tyner) knows. He claims electricity is a living presence, whose voice can only be silenced by getting rid of anything that can hear it. Bill Rockland (Cliff De Young), however, refuses to believe him. It must
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‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ at 40: The Rocky Road to Its Socko Success

‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ at 40: The Rocky Road to Its Socko Success
The Rocky Horror Picture Show” didn’t invent midnight screenings, but the Tim Curry/Susan Sarandon-starring musical turned the phenomenon into an art form.

The film celebrates its 40th anniversary this week. It opened Sept. 26, 1975, advertised with the iconic poster of a lipsticked mouth with the tagline “A different set of jaws” — a reference to Steven Spielberg’s shark movie, which had opened three months earlier.

Execs at 20th Century Fox knew they had an unusual film which would require a different approach to marketing. Before the film’s U.S. premiere at Los Angeles’ UA Westwood theater, Fox hired a promotion company to distribute flyers to people in line at other films, concerts and clubs, at beaches “and other spots where youth gathers,” said a Daily Variety story at the time. The company handed out 100,000 flyers in the eight weeks before the film opened, which included postage-paid envelopes
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The Hunger |Blu-ray Review

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Roundly dismissed upon its release by critics in 1983, Tony Scott’s classy, stylish art-house vampire film The Hunger arrives on Blu-ray as a demure addition to the Warner Bros. Archive Collection. A notable cult item still lacking of a deserving reappraisal for its significant merits, the film has long languished in obscurity with the exception of its references to the explicit lesbian sex scene shared between Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon (featured in a first-wave resurgence of interest in Lgbt cinematic themes with the documentary version of Vito Russo’s The Celluloid Closet, 1991). It represents one of three cinematic adaptations from horror writer Whitley Streiber, following the also forgotten Wolfen (1981), starring Albert Finney.

Miriam Blaylock (Deneuve) is an ancient yet breathtakingly beautiful vampire. Her lover of the past three centuries, John (David Bowie) has suddenly begun to age and decay, apparently something that has eventually happened to all of her past lovers,
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‘Rocky Horror’ Sequel ‘Shock Treatment’ Set To Electrify London Stage

Legendary schlock musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show had a successful stage to screen transfer, in the process inspiring more cosplay than a thousand Wizard World conventions. Follow up movie Shock Treatment was a flop, but writer/star Richard O’Brien is planning to set the blood-stained glitterball in motion again with a reworked live version, due to premiere at the King’s Head Theatre in London next year. Though not a direct sequel, the film featured Rocky Horror characters Brad and Janet, who became part of a deranged TV broadcast in an age before reality television.

The satirical content is clearly a big draw for reviving the script now. While Shock Treatment didn’t make a dent at the box office it does have its own following. The production cast numerous performers who would go on to greater things, such as the late Rik Mayall and Ruby Wax, as
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A Look Back At: Demons 2!!

On the street I grew up on, there was an apartment complex that lined the back of our houses. I remember going there to look at these marquee-style movie posters that each stairwell of the complex would change monthly. A pretty neat idea, when you think about it, even though they usually ended up caked with graffiti. There were two I distinctly remember staring at, what it seemed like,were for hours.There was the laughable 1988 “killer electricity” film Pulse (starring Shock Treatment‘s Cliff De Young) and Lamberto Bava’s 1986 gorefest, Demons 2. The latter especially featured some really terrifying images on its glossy surface. In it’s center, was a green-faced boy baring a full mouth of gnarly jagged fangs and sporting glowing orange eyes like hot embers, the daunting silhouette of a zombified figure in an open doorway which illuminates a distorted image of a creature that
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Digital Fury: DVD Essentials for December

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A Planet Fury-approved selection of notable genre releases for December.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 20th Century Fox Blu-ray and DVD Available Now

Six-year-old Hushpuppy (fearless newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis) lives in the “Bathtub,” a southern Louisiana bayou community far removed from the civilized world. Her father Wink (Dwight Henry), a poor fisherman, keeps her at arm’s length but ensures her well-being within the cultural confines of their rough-and-tumble society. Seen through the eyes of the feisty Hushpuppy, the lines between myth and reality are blurred. An impending storm coincides with the melting of the arctic ice caps (and the thawing of some mythical creatures), which changes the world of the Bathtub forever. This heartbreaking little fable came out of nowhere last summer after building some positive buzz on the festival circuit. Shot on 16mm film for under $2 million, Beasts is a true independent film: a fiercely original and moving
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Is Seth Gordon the Director of Star Wars: Episode VII?

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Is Seth Gordon the Director of Star Wars: Episode VII?
It sometimes pays to be in the right place at the right time. We've overheard, and can confirm, that Seth Gordon is currently attached to a romantic space adventure for Walt Disney Pictures. What we can't get confirmed is that it is, in fact, Star Wars: Episode VII. But we're hearing that it might be. Maybe. Maybe not.

Since it was announced, Star Wars: Episode VII has become the biggest sequel in the galaxy, and the announcement of a director is imminent. The treatment from Michael Arndt has gone out to some of the biggest names in Hollywood, with Brad Bird, Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau, Zack Snyder, and Quentin Tarantino all passing on the project. Safety Not Guaranteed's Colin Trevorrow was an odds on favorite to take the job, but he's now busy with the Flight of the Navigator remake set up at Disney.

So whom does that leave?
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Flight of the Navigator Remake Gets Writers Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly

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Flight of the Navigator Remake Gets Writers Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly
Disney has hired the Safety Not Guaranteed duo Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly to re-write Flight of the Navigator. Brad Copeland wrote the rough draft back in May 2009.

Randal Kleiser's original film centered on a 12-year-old boy who is abducted by aliens in 1978 then reappears eight years later not remembering the encounter. Nasa discovers a crashed spacecraft and find a connection to the young boy. They try to take advantage of the boy only to find that he has escaped in an attempt to reconnect with his family.

The project is being setup as a directing vehicle for Colin Trevorrow with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman producing.

Flight of the Navigator was released July 30th, 1986 and stars Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright, Cliff De Young, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matt Adler, Howard Hesseman, Robert Small. The film is directed by Randal Kleiser.
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Blu-ray Review - Flight of the Navigator (1986)

Flight of the Navigator, 1986.

Directed by Randal Kleiser.

Starring Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright, Cliff DeYoung, Sarah Jessica Parker and Howard Hesseman.


When a young boy is sent to fetch his younger brother he slips and is knocked unconscious. Awakening he returns home, only to find his parents have moved and aged by eight years.

What I love about this film is how it's about time travel. It's great. Obviously it doesn't get too complicated with it, it is a kids film after all, but it deals with the topic as its premise, and you've got to love that. The events of the film transpire because the alien AI in the craft that abducted David felt time travel to the past was too risky for human beings, and so unfortunately for David he can only be returned to the present - rather than back to the exact time
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Blu-ray Reviews: Short Circuit & Flight of the Navigator

Return of the Living Dead, the Basket Case Trilogy… Second Sight now continue their current (and fantastic) trend of re-releasing 80s classics on Blu-ray with two family favourites – Short Circuit and Flight of the Navigator – that are, in my humble opinion, essential purchases for 80s movie fans. Even if you already own the DVDs!

Short Circuit

Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenburg, Fisher Stevens, G.W. Bailey | Written by S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock | Directed by John Badham

An experimental military robot escapes after being struck by lightening, giving it human intelligence. He escapes and finds a home with madcap Stephanie Speck (Sheedy), who believes he is an alien, but hot on his trail are scientists Newton Crosby (Guttenburg) and his assistant (Stevens), who must get to their creation before the army, who plan to put Number 5 out of service permanently.

What can I say about Short Circuit? A film that I
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Collaborators, War Stories and Roads Not Taken: An Interview with Monte Hellman

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For a self-described "reactionary" filmmaker, Monte Hellman is remarkably forward-thinking. Road to Nowhere (reviewed here), his first feature since 1989, is a film shot digitally that's partly about cinema in the digital age; from its very first shot—where a character pops a DVD-r with the film's title on it into a laptop—on, Road to Nowhere is a film about the slipperiness of digitally created, manipulated and viewed images. Written by longtime Hellman collaborator Steve Gaydos, it stars Shannyn Sossammon as Laurel, an inexperienced actress who is cast in a true crime drama also called Road to Nowhere (directed by one “Mitchell Haven” and written by one “Stephen Gates”); in this film-within-a-film, Laurel plays femme-fatale-ish Velma Duran, though the whole thing is ambiguous enough (in terms of structure, characterization, aesthetics, etc.) that at least one character begins to suspect that Laurel and Duran are in fact the same person.

Hellman is erudite and easygoing.
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New Release: Road to Nowhere Blu-ray and DVD

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Monterey will release the 2010 independent neo-noir Road to Nowhere directed by the great Monte Hellman on Blu-ray and DVD on August 23 for the list prices of $34.95 and $26.95, respectively.

Femme fatale as femme fatale: Shannyn Sossamon makes a movie in Road to Nowhere.

Written by Variety editor Steven Gaydos and starring Shannyn Sossamon (40 Days and 40 Nights), Dominique Swain (Fall Down Dead), Waylon Payne (Walk the Line), Cliff De Young (Suicide Kings) and John Diehl (Down in the Valley), the romance-thriller film tells the enigmatic tale of cult film director Mitchell Haven (Tygh Runyan, TV’s Stargate Universe), who has found the material to make his next movie. It’s a true crime story based in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, involving a beautiful young woman, Velma Duran (Sossamon), and her older politico lover, Rafe Taschen (De Young). Just as their so-called “true crime” goes awry, so does Haven’s obsessed
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Road To Nowhere Movie Review

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Road To Nowhere Movie Review
Title: Road To Nowhere Director: Monte Hellman Starring: Shannyn Sossamon, Tygh Runyan, Dominique Swain, Waylon Payne, Cliff de Young, John Diehl Monte Hellman’s first film in more than two decades, The Road To Nowhere, is, whatever else one says about it, first and foremost a work that wouldn’t exist were it not for other movies. A referential slice of film noir which enjoyed its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last year, recently screened as part of a retrospective of the director’s work at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, and now opens wider in Los Angeles and other markets throughout the summer, The Road To Nowhere takes grab-bag elements and splintered fractions of...
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Monte Hellman's "Road to Nowhere" (and More)

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Updated through 6/10.

To Hellman and Back: An Evening with Monte Hellman is set for this evening at the Walter Reade Theater, and here's how the New York Times' Dave Kehr recommends you be there if you can: "The undisputed master of the existential road movie (Two-Lane Blacktop, 1971) will be present for a 6 pm sneak preview of his new feature, Road to Nowhere, to be followed by a rare screening of Mr Hellman's magnificently bleak adaptation of Charles Willeford's novel Cockfighter, starring Warren Oates as an itinerant gambler. A discussion with Mr Hellman follows the screening, as does a book party celebrating the reissue of the Willeford novel from PictureBox Books."

"Combining an almost quaint self-reflexiveness with state-of-the-art digital filmmaking, Road concerns the production of a film based on a controversial lovers' double-suicide in North Carolina," explains Nick Pinkerton in the Voice. "Director Mitchell Haven (Tygh Runyan) is determined to
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Monte Hellman on Road to Nowhere and How He Spent 22 Years Between Features

Monte Hellman on Road to Nowhere and How He Spent 22 Years Between Features
Not so unlike the two-decade hiatus that took him away from feature filmmaking, legendary director Monte Hellman's new film Road to Nowhere is a fascinating, frustrating, languorous journey through the movies' heart of darkness. The noir-within-a-noir places director Mitchell Haven (Tygh Runyan) back behind the camera after an extended absence, where he plans to make a true-crime film based on the illicit relationship between -- and supposed deaths of -- femme fatale Velma Duran (Shannyn Sossamon) and corrupt politico Rafe Taschen (Cliff De Young). But when Mitchell casts Velma doppelganger Laurel Graham (also Sossamon), the line between the filmmaker's life and art soon blurs beyond recognition.
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Watch: Flight Of The Navigator (1986) Movie Free Online

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Watch Flight of the Navigator (1986) Movie Free Online. Randal Kleiser‘s Flight of the Navigator stars Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright, Cliff DeYoung, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Flight of the Navigator‘s plot synopsis: “a 12-year-old boy named David who is abducted by an alien space craft [in 1978, only to reappear once more in 1986. In the eight years that have passed, David hasn't aged. He] …finds himself caught in a world which has changed around him.”

This is one of those films that dazzled the imagination – if you were near or at the ago of the protagonist – when the film was released: the special effects were that good and still hold up today. The viewer wanted to be in David (Joey Cramer)’s shoes, at least for part of the film e.g. when he is aboard the “Trimaxian Drone Ship from the planet Phaelon”.

I heard that Walt Disney Pictures may remake Flight of the Navigator. The effects would certainly benefit from that but I do
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“Road To Nowhere” Director Monte Hellman

There’s little better at restoring one’s faith in cinema then when a great director returns from the wilderness. Terrence Malick was Mia for 20 years between Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, but Monte Hellman’s time away from feature filmmaking has been even more prolonged. It was as far back as 1988 when Hellman made Iguana, his last “proper” film, but now the director of such cult classics as Two Lane Blacktop and Cockfighter has happily returned to filmmaking.

Last fall, Hellman unveiled Road to Nowhere at the Venice Film Festival – where he won a Jury Award Special Lion for Career Achievement – and declared the movie his first truly personal work. It’s a deliriously enjoyable film about filmmaking, centering on a director, Mitchell Haven (Tygh Runyan) and screenwriter, Steven Gates (Rob Kolar), who set out to make a movie based on a recent crime story involving murder,
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SXSW 2011 – Film Lineup Announced, Schedules Launched

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‘Tapping into the cultural zeitgeist,’ at SXSW 2011

Austin, Texas – The SXSW 2011 Feature Film Lineup was unveiled Wednesday afternoon. The festival lineup will consist of 130 features, in nine full days of programming, promising to deliver a film-going experience unlike previous years.

With a reputation for taking chances on relatively unknown filmmakers, the SXSW panel of judges carefully picked 130 films from 1,792 feature-length film submissions, (1,323 U.S. and 469 international). The program consists of 60 World Premieres, 12 North American Premieres and 16 U.S. Premieres.

The main competition categories return with eight Narrative Features, and eight Documentary Features, both competing for their respective Grand Jury Prize. New for films in competition this year, are awards for screenplay, editing, cinematography, music, and acting.

(The Midnighters and SXFantastic feature sections, along with the short film program, will be announced next week.)

Here are a few of the Features to be screened, among many others.


The Beaver (World Premiere)

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SXSW Film Festival Line-Up Announced

Readers of Sound On Sight can be sure that we will indeed be covering the SXSW Film Festival once again. As previously reported, Duncan Jones’ latest film Source Code is opening the festival and there will also be premieres for the documentary Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, Greg Mottola’s Paul, and Jodie Foster’s The Beaver. Now the full line-up has been announced it is incredible.

Hit the jump to check out the line-up, and be sure to visit our site during the event.

The 2011 SXSW Film Festival runs from March 11 – 19th in Austin, Texas.

SXSW Film Announces 2011 Features Lineup

Austin, Texas – February 2, 2011 – The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the features lineup for this year’s Festival, March 11 – 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The 2011 lineup continues the SXSW tradition of tapping into the cultural zeitgeist, highlighting emerging talent and breakthrough performances and supporting first-time filmmakers.
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