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Last night at their Comic-Con panel, Scream Factory delighted their legion of horror and sci-fi fans with the announcement of ten genre films they will be brining to Blu-ray in late 2014 and throughout 2015, including Collector Editions of Escape From New York and Mad Max.
Scream Factory revealed that the Blu-ray releases of Dolls, The Dark Half, and Monkey Shines will debut in November 2014, with the other seven titles slated for 2015 release dates. Exact release dates, special features, and cover art have yet to be revealed, but check back over the coming months for more updates as they come in. Here are the ten titles secured for the Scream Factory Blu-ray treatment:
(1993, directed by George A. Romero)
(1988, directed by George A. Romero)
3. Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh
(1995, directed by Bill Condon)
(1988, directed by William Wesley)
(1989, directed by Dwight H. Little »
- Derek Anderson
Sneak Peek images of 'Magneto' actor Sir Ian McKellan as aging super-sleuth 'Sherlock Holmes' on the London, UK set of Oscar-winning director Bill Condon's new crime feature, "Mr. Holmes", based on the 2005 novel, "A Slight Trick Of The Mind" by author Mitch Cullin, co-starring Laura Linney as Holmes' housekeeper, 'Mrs Munro':
"...in 1947, 'Sherlock Holmes', long retired, lives in a sleepy Sussex village with his housekeeper, 'Mrs Munro' and her amateur-sleuthing son, 'Roger'.
"But far from living out a peaceful retirement, Holmes is haunted by an unsolved case from fifty years ago. He remembers only fragments: a confrontation with an angry husband and a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.
"With his legendary mental powers on the wane, and without sidekick 'Watson', Holmes is faced with the toughest case of his life — a case that might finally reveal to him the mysteries of the human heart. »
- Michael Stevens
Five first-time governors have been elected to the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences board.
The first-time governors are: Kate Amend, documentary branch; Daniel R Fellman, executives branch; Albert Berger, producers branch; Bob Rogers, short films and feature animation branch; and Mark Mangini, sound branch.
Re-elected governors are: Annette Bening, actors branch; Lora Kennedy, casting directors branch; Jeffrey Kurland, costume designers branch; Rick Carter, designers branch; Michael Tronick, film editors branch; Kathryn Blondell, make-up artists and hairstylists branch; Cheryl Boone Isaacs, public relations branch; and Phil Robinson, writers branch.
The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.
Governors who were not up for re-election and who continue on the board are Ed Begley, Jr and [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Five first-time governors have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. In addition, eight incumbents have been reelected and four previous governors are returning to the Board.
The first-time governors are Kate Amend, Documentary Branch; Daniel R. Fellman, Executives Branch; Albert Berger, Producers Branch; Bob Rogers, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch; and Mark Mangini, Sound Branch.
The reelected governors are Annette Bening, Actors Branch; Lora Kennedy, Casting Directors Branch; Jeffrey Kurland, Costume Designers Branch; Rick Carter, Designers Branch; Michael Tronick, Film Editors Branch; Kathryn Blondell, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch; Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Public Relations Branch; and Phil Robinson, Writers Branch.
The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. »
- Michelle McCue
Five first-time governors have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences board of governors. In addition, eight incumbents have been reelected and four previous governors are returning.
The re-election of Cheryl Boone Isaacs in the PR branch is no surprise, but it paves the way for her re-election as AMPAS president.
The reelected governors are Annette Bening, actors; Lora Kennedy, casting directors; Jeffrey Kurland, costume designers; Rick Carter, designers; Michael Tronick, film editors; Kathryn Blondell, makeup artists and hairstylists; Cheryl Boone Isaacs, public relations; and Phil Robinson, writers.
- Tim Gray
These days, almost every major Hollywood release is designed with franchise potential in mind. Release dates are locked in years in advance and writers are often hired before the first movie even hits theaters. With blockbuster cinema increasingly built around the brand recognition and established fan-bases that come with franchises, these big-budget features basically market themselves and are almost guaranteed to do solid box office business. However, commercial success isn’t exactly a guaranteed mark of quality anymore.
In some cases, lackluster sequels are churned out every couple of years in order to strike the iron while its hot and generate the maximum amount of income. In other cases, a lengthy gap between installments builds anticipation to fever pitch by the time the release date rolls around, all-but-guaranteeing a surefire hit. And of course, if a franchise stumbles at the box office, then there’s a high possibility »
- Scott Campbell
When Masters of Sex kicked off its run last September, it started out as a terrific yet tantalizing mix of period drama and tart sex comedy, like a television version of Bill Condon’s excellent biopic Kinsey. The series used a real-to-life sex study from two doctors – Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson – to explore the social mores of a bygone era and the sexual curiosities and desires of its central characters. Now, the show, a worthy recipient of several Emmy nominations for acting, is slowly moving from looking at sex in the way of nervous, giddy comedy to the consequences of our actions when our drive for that desire moves out of control.
In “Parallax,” Masters of Sex’s sophomore season kick-off from Sunday night, the characters are still reeling from the three big events of last season’s finale – the birth of Bill and Libby’s child, Bill »
- Jordan Adler
London — Entertainment One is well-placed to retain its position as the U.K.’s top independent distributor after a strong first half of the year, and a muscular slate for the remaining months. But, as Alex Hamilton, managing director, eOne Films U.K., tells Variety, the company has aspirations to be considered on a par with the Hollywood majors.
EOne has been the top indie in the U.K. for three of the past four years, and last year finished ahead of two studios, Sony and Paramount, with its box office totaling more than £100 million ($171 million) for the first time.
- Leo Barraclough
• Game of Thrones alum Rose Leslie is set to join Vin Diesel in The Last Witch Hunter, a supernatural thriller about a “semi-immortal” witch hunter (Diesel) who teams up with a witch (Leslie) to take down a more evil witch. And, despite being mortal enemies, the witch and the witch hunter also flirt with romance. Breck Eisner is directing the Summit pic, which recently got a polish from Dallas Buyers Club writer Melisa Wallack. [THR]
- Lindsey Bahr
Big ears are about to be a big deal. Disney's animated classic Dumbo is being remade into a live-action film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Mouse House thinks special effects have finally evolved to the point where a flying elephant could be made to look real and be believable. The studio is planning to make an adjustment: as it tells the baby elephant's story, it will tell a story about a human going through a similar experience. Ehren Kruger, the writer of Transformers: Age of Extinction, will write and produce.
Disney's been on a tear of ordering live-action remakes of their animated classics. Cinderella from Thor director Kenneth Branaugh hits in March 13, 2015, while Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau is working on The Jungle Book and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon is taking on Beauty and the Beast. »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
Ian McKellen has tweeted the first image of himself playing the world's most famous detective in Oscar winner Bill Condon's next film, Mr. Holmes. "Over 70 actors have previously played Sherlock Holmes," the 75-year-old actor wrote. "Now he's 93 years old and it's my turn." Photos 25 Summer Movies for Grown-Ups The film, which is due out in 2015, follows a a long-retired Sherlock Holmes haunted by an unsolved case from 50 years ago. He remembers only fragments: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with the beautiful but unstable wife. With his
- Patrick Brzeski
Set in post-war England, the story sees a retired Holmes (Ian McKellen) troubled by both his diminishing mental faculties and the devastation he witnessed on a recent trip to Japan. The great detective attempts to solve the case that forced him into retirement.
Already announced are Laura Linney as Holmes' housekeeper Mrs. Munro and Hiroyuki Sanada as Umezaki. Joining them are Hattie Morahan ("The Bletchley Circle," "Outnumbered"), Roger Allam ("V for Vendetta," "The Thick of It"), Phil Davis ("Whitechapel," "Vera Drake"), Frances de la Tour ("Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "The History Boys"), Patrick Kennedy ("Boardwalk Empire," "Atonement"), and newcomer Milo Parker ("Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails") who will play Mrs. Munro's son.
Jeffrey Hatcher adapted the »
- Garth Franklin
X-Men and Lord of the Rings star Ian McKellen gave us our first look at him as Sherlock Holmes in a film called Mr. Holmes. The movie is being directed by Bill Condon (Dream Girls) and is based on the book A Slight Trick of the Mind. McKellen will obviously be playing an older version of Holmes. The character will be looking back on the events of his life, such as the cases he worked on and his love life. The movie also stars Laura Linney, and is currently in production around England. »
- Joey Paur
Here's a look at the day's latest casting news: Rachel Weisz is in talks to join Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander in Derek Cianfrance’s The Light between Oceans. Anna Friel and Oliver Platt join writer-director Bobby Miller's feature directorial debut, The Master Cleanse, a fantasy-horror-comedy starring Johnny Galecki and Anjelica Huston. Guy Pearce is being sought by director John Michael McDonagh to play the villain in War on Everyone, which already stars Michael Peña and Garrett Hedlund. Bill Condon's Sherlock Holmes film Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen in the title role, also features Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Roger Allam, Phil Davis, Frances de la Tour, and Milo Parker. Hit the jump for more on each film. First up from The Wrap is news that Weisz is in talks to join The Light between Oceans, an adaptation of the M.L. Stedman novel that is set on »
- Dave Trumbore
Just yesterday, the first image of Ian McKellen as the 93 year-old version of Sherlock Holmes from Bill Condon’s Mr Holmes arrived via the actor’s Twitter feed. While there also came word that Hiroyuki Sanada would be joining the cast, today Screen International reports that the ensemble will be further boosted by Roger Allam, Hattie Morahan, Phil Davies, Frances de la Tour, Milo Parker and Patrick Kennedy.While the majority of the new cast members’ roles remain shrouded in the sort of mystery that Holmes himself would unravel in seconds, we do know that Parker will be Roger, the young son of Mrs. Munro (Laura Linney), Holmes’ housekeeper.The story – which Condon adapted with Jeffrey Hatcher from Mitch Cullin's novel A Slight Trick Of The Mind – takes place in 1947 when Holmes is 93, long retired to his Sussex beekeeping and frustrated by his diminishing power of recollection. He believes »
The movie, which will shoot for seven weeks on location in London and on the south coast of England, also stars Laura Linney as Holmes’ housekeeper, Mrs. Munro.
Additional cast announced Thursday includes Hattie Morahan (“The Golden Compass,” “The Bank Job”), Patrick Kennedy (“War Horse,” “Atonement”), Hiroyuki Sanada (“The Wolverine,” “47 Ronin”), Roger Allam (“Tamara Drewe,” “The Book Thief”), Phil Davis (“Vera Drake,” “Notes on a Scandal”), Frances de la Tour (“The History Boys,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”), and Milo Parker (“Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails”), who plays Mrs. Munro’s son.
- Leo Barraclough
A Slight Trick of the Mind will now be titled Mr Holmes and filming will take place over seven weeks on location in London and on the South Coast of England, according to co-producers AI Film, Archer Gray, See-Saw Films and BBC Films.
McKellen himself tweeted the first image, which shows the actor made up and aged up to play Arthur Conan Doyle’s private detective aged 93.
As previously announced, Bill Condon will direct the film - reuniting him with McKellen after they made Gods and Monsters together in 1998 - and Laura Linney will play his housekeeper Mrs Munro. Linney worked with Condon on Kinsey in 2004 and The Fifth Estate in 2013 as »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
The first image has arrived online from Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes, in which Ian McKellen stars as legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, in the twilight of his career. The image was posted via McKellen’s Twitter account, and shows the great detective with a few more age spots, but looking just as canny as ever. “Over 70 actors have previously played Sherlock Holmes,” says McKellen in the accompanying caption. “Now he’s 93 years old and it's my turn.” The new film will be set in 1947, where Holmes is living in retirement alongside his...
- George Wales
"47 Ronin" and "Helix" star Hiroyuki Sanada is set to join Ian McKellen in Bill Condon's "Mr. Holmes" which is currently filming in London. The story follows an aging Sherlock Holmes who sets out to solve an unfinished case before he loses his keen mental faculties.
Sanada will play Umezaki, a Prickly Ash plant enthusiast who Holmes visits in Japan. Laura Linney is also onboard as Holmes’ housekeeper. Jeffrey Hatcher adapted the script based on Mitch Cullin's novel "A Slight Trick of the Mind". [Source: Deadline]
Penelope Cruz is in final negotiations to join Sacha Baron Cohen in Louis Leterrier's spy comedy "Grimsby" at Sony Pictures. Cruz will play a philanthropic corporate leader who may (or may not) be more than she seems.
- Garth Franklin
Despite two "Sherlock Holmes" films with Robert Downey Jr and two different TV series ("Sherlock" and "Elementary"), another new film based on the popular detective is now in development. And it stars Ian McKellen. The actor took to Twitter to unveil a first look at himself as Sherlock in the film called "Mr. Holmes." He writes: "Over 70 actors have previously played Sherlock Holmes. Now he's 93 years old and it's my turn." Check out the photo below. The new movie is directed by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls) and co-stars Laura Linney. It's currently shooting in the UK and focuses on an aged (93 years old), retired Sherlock Holmes (McKellen) as he looks back on his life and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
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