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Chicago – The “Days of the Dead” convention is an annual event in Chicagoland and elsewhere, that brings together admirers of the horror film genre, cult movies enthusiasts, vendors, and panel discussions related to it all. Several celebrities also attend the event, including Linda Blair (“The Exorcist”), Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks”) and rocker Dee Snider (Twisted Sister). The 2017 convention will be held November 17th-19th at the Chicago Schaumburg Marriott in Schaumburg, Ill. (click link below for more information).
Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com shot this Slideshow of Exclusive Portraits from the 2016 Days of the Dead event. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce for HollywoodChicago.com.
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Spooky Empire has announced that Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Wyatt Oleff from the new It movie will be special guests at the Orlando convention this fall. In addition to the It (2017) cast's attendance, the convention will also celebrate a special 30th anniversary of Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys, and more:
Press Release: Orlando – Spooky Empire, who hosts one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, announces the reunion of the Hollywood classic, Sixteen Candles, with the attendance of Molly Ringwald, John & Joan Cusack and Anthony Michael Hall on October 27 – 29, 2017 at The Hyatt Regency Orlando. The convention will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of iconic American horror comedy The Lost Boys with the attendance of Billy Wirth, Jamison Newlander and G Tom Mac. The convention has also added an array of new activities for guests to enjoy including a Charity Casino Night, »
- Tamika Jones
Ahead of its release next week, a trailer has arrived online for director Michael A. Nickles’ upcoming golf comedy Swing Away which stars Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie) and John O’Hurley (Seinfeld); watch it below after the official synopsis…
Following a meltdown that leads to a suspension, professional golfer Zoe Papadopoulos travels to her grandparents’ village in Greece to escape the harsh spotlight of the international sports world. Between baking bread and eating baklava, she meets and mentors a ten-year-old girl who is determined – against all odds – to become the next golf sensation. Along the way, Zoe rediscovers her Greek heritage, her love of the game, and the hidden strength within herself as she inspires the townspeople in an epic showdown against a greedy American developer who has designs not only on the local course but the village as well.
Swing Away is set for release on October 13th. »
- Amie Cranswick
"See the shot in your head, take a deep breath, and swing away..." Freestyle Media has revealed the new trailer for indie comedy Swing Away, about a professional golfer who decides to go home to Greece to get away from all the public attention. Shannon Elizabeth stars as Zoe Papadopoulos, who heads back to her grandparents' village in Greece where she ends up mentoring a 10-year-old girl who wants to be the next golf sensation. Also starring John O'Hurley, Karl Theobald, Manos Gavras, Renos Haralambidis, Alexandros Mylonas, and Viktoria Miller as Stella. This looks like one of those super-duper-charming, uplifting films in a "foreign country" where you get a taste of life abroad. It looks fun, and also very cheesy. Here's the new official trailer (+ poster) for Michael A. Nickles' Swing Away, direct from YouTube: Following a meltdown that leads to a suspension, professional golfer Zoe Papadopoulos travels to »
- Alex Billington
Back in February, it was confirmed that the highly-anticipated Jay & Silent Bob Reboot will be Kevin Smith's next movie, with the director also returning to play Silent Bob alongside Jason Mewes' Jay. Today we have word that another important member of the director's "View Askiewniverse" is coming back, with Brian O'Halloran, who played Dante Hicks in Clerks and starred in several of Kevin Smith's movies, returning for this reboot. Here's what the actor had to say, hinting that he'll play Dante, and a number of other characters he's portrayed in the director's movies.
"Yes, I'm definitely going to be a part of that. We're going to have a couple of very funny bits with the Kevin Smith characters that I've portrayed. I've portrayed a number of them at this point, so I think we're going to bring a variety of them back."
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The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival will open with the West Coast premiere of “Amerika Square” (pictured above), Yannis Sakaridis’ tragic story set in modern Greece as the country copes with dual crises of financial collapse and overwhelming immigration.
The fest takes place June 7-11 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. It will showcase 13 features, 22 shorts, and 15 documentaries from the U.S., France, the U.K., Germany, Cyprus and Greece. This year’s program includes a record 40 premieres: 19 U.S., 10 West Coast, seven Los Angeles – and four world premieres.
“We carefully selected a program that embodies the 2017 festival theme, Building Bridges,” says Lagff head Aris Katopodis. “Each title represents creating a bridge – whether it is between relationships, races or countries, and the problems and triumphs encountered in reaching the goal.”
“Amerika Square,” which won the Fipresci award at the 2016 Thessaloniki Film Festival, centers on an ensemble of characters: Nakos, a »
- Peter Caranicas
Las Vegas is home to over thirty very different casinos. From the Mandalay Bay to the south of the famous strip – aka Las Vegas Boulevard, to the far north, where you’ll find the likes of the towering Stratosphere and the Fremont, the city attracts millions of people each and every year. Of course, as well us ‘normal people’, famous folk like a flutter too, and celebrities can often be seen in Sin City trying their luck on the thousands of gaming tables. But who likes to go where? Here, we take a look at five big casinos where the stars like to come out and play.
Arguably the biggest and most famous hotel and casino on the strip, the Bellagio is placed in the middle of all of the action between the huge Caesar’s Palace and The Cosmopolitan. Many of Hollywood’s elite have been spotted at the famous casino tables, »
- David Agnew
It’s their big, fat Greek golf match.
Actor and National Dog Show co-host John O’Hurley and American Pie star Shannon Elizabeth will face off as golf pros in the new film Swing Away — and People has an exclusive first look at the film’s trailer.
Swing Away follows professional golfer Zoe Papadopoulos (Elizabeth), who travels to her grandparents’ village in Greece to escape after a meltdown and subsequent suspension from the sport she loves. Between baking bread and eating baklava, she meets and mentors a ten-year-old girl who is determined against all odds to become the next golf sensation. »
- Patrick Gomez
Over the past several years, filmmaker Kevin Smith has been talking about making sequels to his first two films, with Clerks III and Mallrats 2 both being developed extensively. At one point, the Mallrats sequel was going to become a TV show, but today the filmmaker announced that his next project will actually be a remake of his 2001 comedy Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. The filmmaker announced the news with a lengthy statement on Instagram. Here's the first half of that statement below, where he reveals what happened to both the Clerks III and Mallrats 2 projects.
"This is not a drill! This is an actual image from my laptop! Yes, Kids - @jayandsilentbob are coming back! Here's the story: Sadly, Clerks III can't happen (one of our four leads opted out of the flick). So I worked on a #Mallrats movie instead... which also didn't happen because it turned into a #Mallrats series. »
9 items from 2017
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