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You can see Sinister, The Ring, Night of the Living Dead and more in theaters this month courtesy of Gramercy Pictures' Sinister Weekends, which will showcase the cinematic influences of Sinister 2 ahead of the sequel's August 21st release.
These midnight Sinister Weekends theatrical screenings will take place in select cities across the U.S., including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Minneapolis, and more. To see if there are any Sinister Weekends screenings near you, visit:
Press Release: "August 4, 2015 – (Los Angeles) – Gramercy Pictures announces “Sinister Weekends,” a midnight screenings program across the country to connect “Sinister” fans with the franchise’s haunting inspirations including The Ring, Let The Right One In and Night of The Living Dead – all leading up to this month’s release of the highly anticipated Sinister 2. The program is set to terrorize fans in Los Angeles, New York, »
- Derek Anderson
Gramercy Pictures announces “Sinister Weekends,” a midnight screenings program across the country to connect “Sinister” fans with the franchise’s haunting inspirations including The Ring, Let The Right One In and Night of The Living Dead – all leading up to this month’s release of the highly anticipated Sinister 2.
The program is set to terrorize fans in Los Angeles, New York, and over a dozen additional markets with weekends of horror celebrating fright inspirations for “Sinister” co-creators and Sinister 2 screenwriters and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill as well as Sinister 2 director Ciarán Foy.
The “Sinister Weekends” culminate in special midnight screenings of the original Sinister. The screenings will feature recorded introductions from Ciarán Foy and producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions.
Find out where the nearest “Sinister Weekends” are happening in your market www.sinisterscreenings.com .
The Complete “Sinister Weekends” Screening Program
August 8 and 9, 2015 – The Ring – On »
- Michelle McCue
★★★★☆ Harking back to the taut psychological thrillers of the late 1980s, where multiplex screens were littered with films calibrated towards adult audiences, Australian actor/director Joel Edgerton's feature debut, The Gift (2015) is a welcome slice of intelligent entertainment. Produced by Jason Blum's Blumhouse Company that, for better of worse, has reshaped the multiplex landscape, Edgerton's tight home-invasion thriller transcends genre, morphing into a chilling drama about the insidious effects of psychological abuse. Working from his own script, Edgerton eschews any form of exposition and introduces us immediately to childless couple Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall).
- CineVue UK
Very little is known at the time about the next installment in the Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures series, but James DeMonaco, who directed the first two films in the franchise, will be returning to helm the project.
The Purge is without a doubt one of the more popular horror movie franchises among moviegoers today. 2013’s The Purge, which starred Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, made close to 30 times its budget of $3 million at the worldwide box office. »
- Justin Cook
We kind of reported this a little while ago, but now it is confirmed. Frank Grillo will reprise his role of Sergeant in The Purge 3, so reports Variety. Grillo will star in the third film in the series, which was created by James DeMonaco, who will also return to write and direct.
The series revolves around a future where, once a year, crime is legal for a twelve-hour period. Grillo plays the role of Sergeant, an officer who uses The Purge to seek revenge, but turns hero after discovering a group of people without shelter during the horrifying annual event.
The original movie made just under $90 million for Universal from a reported $3 million budget.
Grillo also revealed to Thn a little while ago that he has signed on for five Marvel movies. »
- Paul Heath
In anticipation of the release of Sinister 2, Gramercy Pictures has scheduled a midnight screenings programme to run over August 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23.
The event will feature midnight screenings of the original Sinister (pictured) on August 22/23 as well as horror films The Ring (August 8/9), Let The Right One In, The Devil’s Backbone and Night Of The Living Dead (all on August 15/16).
Sinister 2 picks up as the evil spirit Bughuul and his foot soldiers the ghost kids torment another family.
It is set to open theatrically through Gramercy Pictures on August 21. »
Back in October, Universal Pictures announced that The Purge 3 is happening, with the studio setting a July 1, 2016 release date for the horror sequel just a few months later. Today, Variety reports that The Purge: Anarchy star Frank Grillo is in final negotiations to reprise his role as Sergeant in The Purge 3. It isn't clear if other stars from The Purge: Anarchy will be back as well.
No story details for The Purge 3 have been given yet, but back in January, producer Jason Blum shot down a rumor that this sequel will be a prequel, set during the very first Purge and delving into this chaotic day's origins. 2013's The Purge and last year's sequel The Purge: Anarchy center on one day out of the year where, for 12 straight hours, all crime is legal, including murder. In The Purge: Anarchy, Frank Grillo portrayed a character only known as Sergeant, »
“The Purge” series creator James DeMonaco is back to write and direct the latest sequel. Jason Blum is producing along with Sebastien Lemercier and Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller through their Platinum Dunes banner.
The films take place in a future where there is one day each year when all crime is legalized for a 12-hour period, described by the government as “The Purge.” In “Anarchy,” Grillo played Sergeant, a man who seeks revenge on the night of The Purge, only to get pulled into protecting a group of people who are left without shelter as purging begins.
- Justin Kroll
The story is set in a future where one day each year all crime is legalized for a twelve-hour period. Grillo would reprise the role of Sergeant, a man who seeks revenge on the night of the Purge only to get pulled into protecting a group of people left without shelter.
James DeMonaco is penning and directing the new entry which Jason Blum, Sebastien Lemercier, Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing. The project begins shooting in September ahead of a July 2016 release.
Grillo's commitments to DirecTV's "Kingdom" reportedly threatened his ability to reprise his role, but those issues have been worked out.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Studio newcomer Stx Entertainment premiered its first feature film, Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut “The Gift,” at L.A. Live on Thursday. In the film, which was also penned by the Aussie actor, an old grudge compels a high school loner to seek vengeance on a former classmate.
The takeaway: Bullying the smaller kid in school can come back to haunt you, so it’s best to be nice to them — (cough, cough) that means you, major Hollywood studios.
Variety’s Scott Foundas described the film in his review as “a coolly unsettling thriller that begins as an unironic homage to late-’80s/early-’90s yuppies-in-peril dramas like ‘Fatal Attraction’ and ‘The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. »
- Mannie Holmes
For foreign distributors, Relativity Media’s bankruptcy filing is the final chapter in a story of frustration.
One of the principal pillars of Relativity’s business plan was its global network of output deals, which provided a significant portion of production financing.
Relativity International, headed by former New Line International exec Camela Galano, had upwards of 20 output deals, including multiple pacts with the regional divisions of eOne. The deals spanned the majority of overseas markets. New elements were added this past February when Munich-based Tele Muenchen Group filled in a major gap in the network by signing up for rights in Germany and Austria, and Viva Entertainment did the same on a smaller scale in the Philippines. Relativity International also renewed its deal with Tripictures and Imagem in Latin America.
International distributors are not expected to take a major hit since the Relativity pipeline had not supplied as many films as had been expected. »
- Elsa Keslassy and Patrick Frater
The men who played a key role in building Glenn Beck’s digital business are breaking out on their own. Former Mercury Radio Arts president and TheBlaze CEO Chris Balfe and Blaze president Joel Cheatwood have launched a new digital media company, Red Seat Ventures, which is designed to connect content creators directly with their audiences, just as the pair famously did with Beck and his fiercely loyal fan base. The company is bowing with two clients already on board: Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions and radio network Premiere Networks, which has long counted Beck among its most prominent voices. If all
- Lacey Rose
The studio launched the digital casting call at VidCon, the annual digital-video confab taking place this week in Anaheim, angling to attract YouTube stars to the contest. “Jem and the Holograms,” based on the ’80s animated TV series, is about a small-town girl who becomes a singing superstar.
The goal: to produce a groundswell of user-generated content about “Jem” ahead of the movie’s Oct. 23 premiere, as effectively free publicity.
Universal’s “Star in Jem” contest is inviting anyone to post multiple videos of themselves singing or dancing to one of the songs from the movie (after downloading music from the site). For actors, the studio is looking for testimonials addressed to the fictional Jem about “how she has given you courage to be yourself. »
- Todd Spangler
In an age of mega-blockbusters and star-studded dramas, it’s refreshing to see that some people are still wholly committed to middle-of-the-road thriller fare. Enter The Gift, the directorial debut of Animal Kingdom star Joel Edgerton, in which he stars as an unstable psychopath taking revenge on the guy (Jason Bateman) who bullied him back in high school.
The new trailer for the pic establishes an unsettling, edgy tone before segueing into actual footage from the flick, which finds Simon (Bateman) and his young wife Robyn (Rebecca Hall) tentatively reconnecting with Simon’s old classmate Gordo (Edgerton) before realizing there’s something very off about their new acquaintance.
No one’s expecting this flick to win any awards, but it looks like an appropriately tense thriller given the subject matter, albeit a somewhat silly one.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? »
- Isaac Feldberg
“Can bygones every really be bygones?” If you’re inclined to hold onto a grudge, maybe not. Here’s the second trailer for The Gift, directed by and starring Joel Edgerton whose character emerges from out of the past to toy with Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall. Produced by Jason Blum and Rebecca Yeldham, the movie from Robert Simonds' Stx Entertainment opens August… »
To celebrate the release of The Gallows in cinemas July 17th, Warner Bros. Pictures and Nerdly offer you the chance to win a fantastic Gallows prize pack including a VHS Cassette Journal, Stand & Wrap Universal Phone Stand, Spiral Notebook, Locker Mirror, and Stage Crew T-shirt.
Twenty years after an accident during a small town high school play results in death, students at the school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honour the anniversary of the tragedy – but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.
© 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved
To win this cool The Gallows prize pack just answer the following question:
b) Jason Blum
c) James Wan
Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail. »
- Phil Wheat
Stx Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions’ The Gift is a heart-stopping, thought-provoking psychological thriller from producers Jason Blum and Rebecca Yeldham and actor, writer, producer and first-time director Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior), that asks the question: What if someone you wronged long ago reemerged in your life through a chance encounter and what if they can’t get over the past?
Watch the creepy second trailer below.
Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin.
Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years.
As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, »
- Michelle McCue
"It's just a game, it's just a game..." Hosted by filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Blumhouse's horror-themed Hellevator will premiere on the Game Show Network this October, and a new promo video teases the scares to come.
"The terrifying new show from Blumhouse, the team that brought the world the “Paranormal Activity”, “Insidious”, “Sinister”, and “The Purge” franchises, dares contestants to survive a series of challenges from the depths of an abandoned warehouse. The new series is expected to premiere later this year, and continues Gsn’s growth into “gamifying” cultural trends, including the successful Skin Wars and soon-to-debut Steampunk’D.
In Hellevator, a team of three friends rides a haunted elevator into various levels of an abandoned warehouse. One player must get out on each floor and conquer a frightening challenge in order to earn money for the team. But if they don’t make it back in time, »
- Derek Anderson
Every day, more and more films are added to the various streaming services out there, ranging from Netflix to YouTube, and are hitting the airwaves via movie-centric networks like TCM. Therefore, sifting through all of these pictures can be a tedious and often times confounding or difficult ordeal. But, that’s why we’re here. Every week, Joshua brings you five films to put at the top of your queue, add to your playlist, or grab off of VOD to make your weekend a little more eventful. Here is this week’s top five, in this week’s Armchair Vacation.
5. Do I Sound Gay? (VOD)
The first of two documentaries included on this week’s list, this film comes from filmmaker David Thorpe, and covers a rather interesting subject. Coming out of a breakup with his boyfriend, Thorpe decides to go on a journey of self-discovery, through an outlet we »
- Joshua Brunsting
Fandango Movieclips will join the YouTube Space L.A. residency program to produce original video content for online audiences. The program gives the online ticketer extensive access to YouTube’s production facilities, which it will use to unveil a new video series, “Movie3Some.”
The program, which will take a humorous approach to movie news, will be hosted by Fandango Fangirl Tiffany Smith and Kristian Harloff, from the “Schmoes Know” movie show. The series will feature different celebrities as a third co-host, completing the “3Some” each week.
NBA star Dwight Howard, “Napoleon Dynamite’s” Jon Heder, “Hellboy” director Guillermo del Toro, “The Sixth Sense” maestro M. Night Shyamalan, “The Purge” producer Jason Blum, and YouTubers Whitney Rice and Haley Mancini will serve as the show’s first guests.
Fandango Movieclips was formed after Fandango bought the movie trailer channel in 2014. YouTube Spaces are located in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, New York, »
- Brent Lang
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