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Every year Vanity Fair treats us to a spellbinding showbiz spectacle with its Hollywood issue, which celebrates A-list actors by having them lounge all over each other like West End chaises. Check out the 2016 class, photographed by (who else?) Annie Leibovitz. 1. At first Cate Blanchett appears to be reclining on Viola Davis, but judging by the height of her lean, she actually scaled Viola Davis and planted an Australian flag on her shoulder blade. "Me and Viola, we're in this together," her posture suggests. Viola's posture suggests the rebuttal, "Maybe, if I have time." 2. Jennifer Lawrence is going for some kind of thug head-lean here? Jane Fonda chuckles and says, "Let her try." 3. How have we gone this long without realizing Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander are the same person? I haven't seen Oscar doppelgangering of this kind since 2009 when Vera Farmiga and Maggie Gyllenhaal were co-nominated and spent all »
- Louis Virtel
A&E Network presents the season four return of the critically acclaimed drama, Bates Motel starring Vera Farmiga in her Emmy nominated role as “Norma Bates” alongside the brilliant Freddie Highmore as “Norman.” From writers and executive producers Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) and Carlton Cuse (“Lost, “The Strain”), this season will showcase Norman’s deranged descent into madness. -Freddie Highmore is writing this season and Nestor Carbonell is directing alongside Carlton and Kerry. – Additionally, Vera and Freddie to talk about their mother/son relationship, Freddie as the real-life god-father to one of her kids, his career from “Charlie and the
Bates Model Season 4 Spoilers: Norman’s Deranged Descent Into Madness »
- Nat Berman
A&E has released a new poster (see above) and teaser (watch below) for the fourth season of its Bates Motel TV series. Bates Motel, season four, premieres Monday, March 7, 2016 at 9:oopm Et/Pt, on A&E.
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Bates Motel reopens for business on Monday, March 7th, and ahead of the season 4 premiere, A&E Network revealed key artwork for the series. Also in this round-up: a teaser video for Ava's Possessions and a look at several photos from Hotel Inferno.
Bates Motel: From the previous press release: "A&E Network presents the season four return of the critically acclaimed drama, “Bates Motel,” starring Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as “Norma Bates” alongside the brilliant Freddie Highmore as “Norman.” From writers and executive producers Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) and Carlton Cuse (“Lost, “The Strain”), this season will showcase Norman’s deranged descent into madness. Directly following “Bates Motel” will be the series premiere of the original scripted drama, “Damien,” a continuation of the classic horror film, The Omen from executive producer Glen Mazzara (“The Walking Dead,” “The Shield”). Both series will premiere on Monday, »
- Tamika Jones
A&E has released the new 'Bates Motel' Season 4 teaser trailer which will be premiering March 7th 9/8c followed by new series "Damien" 10/9c.
"Bates Motel" is a modern-day prequel to the genre-defining film "Psycho" that gives viewers an intimate portrayal of Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) as his psyche unravels through his teenage years and just how deeply intricate his relationship to his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), truly is.
Check out the teaser trailer below.
- Kellvin Chavez
A new promo video for A&E's Bates Motel travels through the shower drain ahead of the season four premiere on March 7th:
From the previous press release: A&E Network presents the season four return of the critically acclaimed drama, “Bates Motel,” starring Vera Farmiga in her Emmy nominated role as “Norma Bates” alongside the brilliant Freddie Highmore as “Norman.” From writers and executive producers Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) and Carlton Cuse (“Lost, “The Strain”), this season will showcase Norman’s deranged descent into madness. Directly following “Bates Motel” will be the series premiere of the original scripted drama, “Damien,” a continuation of the classic horror film, The Omen from executive producer Glen Mazzara (“The Walking Dead,” “The Shield”). Both series will premiere on Monday, March 7th at 9Pm and10PM Et/Pt respectively on A&E.
“Bates Motel,” a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, »
- Derek Anderson
With Bates Motel set to reopen its doors in March, A&E has released a new thirty-second teaser for the upcoming fourth season, which sees Freddie Highmore’s Norman and Vera Farmiga’s Norma staring down the barrel of a gun, along with a tease to the iconic shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho; check it out here…
Bates Motel returns on March 7th.
- Gary Collinson
Bates Motel finally appears to be heading down the drain — so to speak — in Season 4.
RelatedBates Motel Exclusive: Cast, Showrunner Dissect Finale’s Psycho Cliffhanger
A&E on Sunday released a 30-second teaser for the upcoming run of episodes, which finds Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga’s characters literally staring down the barrel of a gun as they scream to each other in the dark. For an added creep factor, the whole ordeal is set to an unsettling cover of Diana Ross and the Supremes’ “Where Did Our Love Go?”
And let’s not overlook that last shot of a very familiar shower floor. »
Hello again, dear readers. I hope the year is off to a good start for all of you. It’s coming to you later than I intended, but here’s the first Trailer Trashin’ column of 2016. Now let’s take a look at the teaser trailer for director James Wan’s upcoming horror sequel The Conjuring 2.
Premise: Husband and wife paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
My take: Ever since I first saw The Conjuring (2013), it’s been one of my favorite horror movies. Inspired by the work of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, it was a smartly written, sharply directed film with good scares, a talented cast playing characters we actually cared about, and which made good use of its period 1970s setting. »
- Timothy Monforton
Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled brand new photos from their upcoming lineup of films hitting cinemas in 2016.
Above is Tom Hanks with director/producer Clint Eastwood on the set of the upcoming film Sully. On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
Sully also stars Aaron Eckhart (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “The Dark Knight”) as Sully’s co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney (“The Savages,” “Kinsey,” Showtime’s “The Big C”) as Sully’s wife, Lorraine Sullenberger.
Eastwood is directing the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the »
- Michelle McCue
Here are the major film and television trailers that were released this week.
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, the newest documentary from filmmaker Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog’s exploration of the Internet and the connected world.
A program that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid.
A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.
After failing at a prestigious French clowning college, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
After The Conjuring was a reasonably sized hit at the box office, it was only time until we got The Conjuring 2, and as anyone knows, the easiest way for a horror movie to one-up its predecessor is to make the scary children British. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, now on a trip to Enfield, England, though still wearing adorable seventies outfits. The Conjuring 2 arrives in theaters on June 10 and, if it does well enough, maybe we'll get a Conjuring 3. Though really, Vera and Patrick might want to look into a new line of work — paranormal investigating can't come with a good health-care plan. »
- Jackson McHenry
“It said it wants to hurt you,” the girl says. “Right now.”
The trailer portrays a bleak countryside home and sets the film, with James Wan returning to direct, in Enfield, England in 1977. Other than offering creepy sound effects, a rotating crucifix on a wall and a shadowy figure about to pounce, the trailer appears to be largely spoiler-free.
The “Conjuring” sequel had originally been set for a pre-Halloween release on Oct. 23, 2015, but New Line decided last year to move it back to a prime summer release date of June 10 — similar to its predecessor, which was moved into the summer after New Line received strong response at preview screenings.
New Line scored a massive surprise hit in 2013 with Wan directing the supernatural thriller, which »
- Dave McNary
2013’s The Conjuring scared the living hell out of audiences and further established director James Wan as a bonafide master of horror. The film, which was based on one of the many cases of demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, did exceptionally well at the box office. A sequel to the film was a must, and it was announced soon after that Wan would return to direct the film, which would this time be about the Warrens’ case in Enfield, London.
Shooting came and went, and this morning the official trailer for The Conjuring 2 dropped and oh boy is it a frightening one. Could this sequel (which sees Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson returning to their roles of Ed and Lorraine Warren) live up, or be better than the first film? I don’t know, it looks like that could be case. What do you fright fanatics think? We can all see if it is, »
- Jerry Smith
Ed and Lorraine Warren are back to fight a new evil demon.
The real life couple, who practice as demonologists, provided the source material for one of the scariest horror films in recent memory, The Conjuring. What we didn’t realize then was that their files could give birth to a whole new horror franchise. We're going to have a super hard time sleeping tonight after watching the teaser trailer for the sequel, The Conjuring 2, which already has us looking over our shoulders.
This time documenting a poltergeist in Enfield, England that torments a single mother and her four children, The Conjuring 2 features more religious elements, including an intensely freaky scene involving crucifixes, promising to be even creepier than its predecessor. Director James Wan is back to deliver the scares, and frankly, there isn't anyone we'd rather have behind the camera.
- Adriana Floridia
After a brief detour into the world of over the top with Fast & Furious 7, James Wan is firmly back in the world of horror with the sequel to what has to be his finest hour, The Conjuring. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are back as real life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren as they travel to Enfield in North London to tackle the case of a single mother and her four children plagued by restless spirits. Yes, this is the case of The Enfield Poltergeist, which gripped England in the late 1970s. While it doesn’t give too much away, the first teaser trailer promises Wan hasn’t missed a step after his brief trip away from the genre. Sure, it feels a bit too familiar (the upside crosses, I’m looking at you), but there’s a deeply unsettling tone running through it, and you just know »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Based on the first trailer, The Conjuring 2 appears to have everything you could want from a Conjuring movie: languid shots drifting ominously down dark corridors; the eerie sounds of a music box winding down; upside down crosses; pale ghouls leaping from the shadows; "Based on a true story" claims despite the case in question probably being a hoax; Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in period garb; kid tears. In fact, the only thing that's different this time around, as far as I can tell, is that some of the characters speak in British accents (the film is set in London, where Ed and Lorraine Warren absolutely 100% battled a ghoul known as the "Enfield Poltergeist"). Pip-pip, Cheerio, and all that sort of rot! Watch the trailer above and below. The Conjuring 2 is in theaters on June 10. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Following the record-breaking success of The Conjuring, stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reunite with director James Wan for The Conjuring 2, another chilling chapter from the Warren case files – this time set in 1977 Enfield, North London!
Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up In the Air,” TV’s “Bates Motel”) and Patrick Wilson (the “Insidious” films), star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
- Phil Wheat
Following the record-breaking success of The Conjuring, Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted the official teaser trailer for The Conjuring 2. Stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reunite with director James Wan for another chilling chapter from the Warren case files set in 1977 Enfield, North London.
Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air, TV’s “Bates Motel”) and Patrick Wilson (the Insidious films), star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
The film follows the phenomenal worldwide reception of Wan’s The Conjuring (review), which marked the largest opening ever for an original horror movie. The film went on to make more than $319 million worldwide and still remains the second highest grossing original horror movie of all time, second only to The Exorcist. »
- Michelle McCue
If yesterday’s teaser tested our nerves with an eerie peek into the history of the Enfield Poltergeist, then New Line Cinema’s first full trailer for The Conjuring 2 serves up an assault on the senses, showcasing what happens when Ed and Lorraine Warren are drawn back into the realm of all things supernatural.
When there’s something strange spotted in the neighborhood of Brimsdown, Enfield, Peggy Hodgson is left with little choice but to call the Warrens – Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga – the real-life paranormal investigators that underpin New Line Cinema’s budding horror franchise. This time around, returning director James Wan is weaving his horror sequel around the purported true story of the Enfield haunting, where a demonic possession brought terror upon Hodgson and her vulnerable four children during the late 70s.
Of all the siblings to be most affected, it’s Madison Wolfe’s Janet that experiences »
- Michael Briers
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