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'The Conjuring' Team To Bring 'The Entity' Back To Theaters

21 April 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

James Wan is continuing to cement himself as the modern day Wes Craven. The Malaysian filmmaker may have just scored his biggest hit ever with Furious 7, but his roots in the horror genre go deep. Between SawThe Conjuring, & Insidious, Wan has created a steady stream of horror hits. It looks like he's now ready to shepherd a new project, though his exact role is currently unclear.

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Wan has signed on to produce a remake of The Entity, about a single mother who is abused physically and sexually by a supernatural force. The original film came out in 1983 (the year I was born! Good year, that was!), and this one will likely not go into production until Wan is done shooting The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist this fall. 

Similar to his Conjuring movies, The Entity is based on a true story- which »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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TV Performer of the Week: Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel

17 April 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

TV Performer of the Week is our new recurring series that focuses on one particular example of great acting in an episode from the previous week. New picks will post on Fridays. Fans of A&E's Psycho prequel series Bates Motel know that what has always made the show (now in its third season) a standout is Vera Farmiga. Her portrayal of Norma Bates is both dynamic and hypnotic, as she swings from moments of controlled determination to childlike helplessness. [caption id="attachment_423479" align="alignright" width="239"] Image via A&E[/caption] "Norma Louise" was a rare episode where Norma and Norman (Freddie Highmore) were separated, as Norma took off to Portland to gather her wits after both Dylan (Max Theiriot) and Norman encouraged her to speak to her estranged brother Caleb (Kenny Johnson). Feeling betrayed by Norman taking Dylan's side, Norma (given this and other pressures in her life) grabs up her things and leaves, with Norman screaming after her. »

- Allison Keene

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Bates Motel season 3 episode 6 review: Norma Louise

14 April 2015 1:23 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The ghost of Psycho felt very present in this week's Bates Motel episode, which fantastic in parts and frustrating in others...

This review contains spoilers.

3.6 Norma Louise

Bates Motel has always been a tricky show to judge. Is it meant to be campy horror in the vein of the original films or twisted family psychodrama? Sometimes it succeeds at both, other times it fails miserably and that hit-and-miss nature makes it hard to tell which of the show’s split personalities is the important one. This week’s episode, however, was a huge success on both fronts and reminded me that on this show, for every Arcanum Club there’s a moment like the one that ended Norma Louise.

Caleb has always been fascinating because of Bates Motel’s history of clumsy, one-note villains (still very much in effect with Bob Paris). I really hoped there would be some deeper complexity to Caleb, »

- louisamellor

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Max Thieriot, Kenny Johnson & Ryan Hurst Talk Bates Motel Season 3

13 April 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A young guy tries to begin a new chapter in his life, a father desperately seeks a connection with his estranged son, and a mysterious mountain man with boar jerky offers a shady yet tempting gig. As Dylan, Caleb, and Chick, respectively, Max Thieriot, Kenny Johnson, and Ryan Hurst bring plenty of intrigue to the engrossing third season of A&E's Bates Motel. Ahead of the next episode's (titled "Norma Louise") premiere tonight at 9:00pm Est, we participated in an interview call with Thieriot, Johnson, and Hurst, who discussed Caleb becoming a sympathetic character, the idea of Emma and Dylan getting romantically involved down the line, what Hurst likes about Chick's ambiguity and wardrobe, and much more.

On how Dylan has changed since season one:

Max Thieriot: "It's funny, because when I first got the script, Dylan kind of shows up and he's really a prick. He shows »

- Derek Anderson

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TVLine's Performer of the Week: Vera Farmiga

11 April 2015 7:26 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars

The Performer | Vera Farmiga

The Show | Bates Motel

The Episode | “The Deal” (April 6)

The Performance | We’ve long thought that one of the marvels of Farmiga’s gloriously unhinged work as Bates Motel’s Mommie Dearest is that she’s always, always acting on (at least!) two levels. And never was that stunning duality on better display than in this week’s episode.

When Romero tried to convince Norma that she had to give up the incriminating flash drive for which sleazebag Bob Paris seemed more than willing to kill, her »

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TVLine Items: Grace and Frankie Trailer, Freaks and Geeks Reunion and More

9 April 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Much like grief, there are five stages of losing your husband to a gay man. And Netflix’s Grace and Frankie is about to delve into every one of them.

The streaming giant has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming comedy, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women whose husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, respectively) leave their wives for each other.

RelatedGeoff Stults Books Recurring Role in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie

Press Play on the video below to see the titular pair experience shock, denial, confusion, rage and reflection in the face of »

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Looking ahead to the big blockbusters of summer 2016

9 April 2015 5:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Reboots, videogame adaptations, and a few long awaited sequels are all due for release next year

Now that Fast & Furious 7 has formally opened summer blockbuster season 2015 up, it's time for us to take our traditional look at the big movies gracing multiplexes this time next year.

2016 is set to be a pivotal summer, too. There are big movies in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Warner Bros is looking to launch the first of six King Arthur movies, whilst Universal may get cracking with its classic monster cinematic universe. And - yep - we may even get the world's first great film based on a videogame.

Summer blockbuster season 2016 stretches from March through to August, and here's what treats are lined up. Please note, we've gone with Us release dates, for the purposes of this feature, as that's where most of the films will debut first.

Warcraft - »

- simonbrew

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Exclusive: Trailer And Poster For 'Closer To The Moon' Starring Vera Farmiga And Mark Strong

3 April 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The saying goes that the punishment should fit the crime, but what if the punishment involves recreating the crime? That's the surreal angle behind the based on a true story drama "Closer To The Moon," and today we have the exclusive U.S. trailer and poster for the film. Starring Vera Farmiga, Mark Strong, and Jack Huston, and written and directed by Nae Caranfil, the story is set in 1959 Bucharest where a group of WWII Jewish resistance fighters pull off the robbery of the Romanian National Bank under the guise of filming a movie. Having, things take a strange twist when the group is arrested and forced to re-enact the heist for a propaganda film before being executed. Yes, this actually happened, and it looks like one to watch for those intrigued by history's stranger chapters. "Closer To TheMoon" opens in theaters and VOD April 17th via IFC Films. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Leftovers, Masters of Sex, Flash, Bones, Castle, Grimm, Empire and More

1 April 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to

Question: Any scoop about Castle? —Fred

Ausiello: The finale — which is supposed to delve into both Castle and Beckett mythology — will feature a “distinguished, highly intelligent” psychiatrist. What say you, Mitovich? “Perhaps the shrink is a means to pull out of Rick any repressed memories about his ‘missing’ months?'” Yep, that sounds about right.

Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Question: Got any scoop on Season 2 of The Leftovers? »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Gracepoint, Bates Motel, MasterChef

1 April 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

MasterChef: BBC One, 8pm

In the final week of heats, Gregg and John challenge four more contestants to wow them with their signature dishes.

Who will be sent home, and who will join the other contestants to battle it out in the quarter finals?

Gracepoint: ITV Encore, 10pm

In the first episode of Fox's remake of the British crime hit Broadchurch, a young boy's body is found on a beach - leading to a frenzied investigation where none of the town's secrets are safe.

David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) and Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) star as Detectives Emmett Carver and Ellie Miller, who lead the investigation. Also supporting is Nick Nolte as one of the town's suspect residents.

Bates Motel, Universal Channel, 9pm

The Us drama prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho returns tonight for its third season.

Norman (Freddie Highmore) and Emma (Olivia Cooke) make a decision regarding their future, »

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Bates Motel season 3 episode 3 review: Persuasion

25 March 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

So far, Bates Motel isn't really breaking new ground in season 3, but even its quieter instalments bode well and keep things interesting...

This review contains spoilers.

3.3. Persuasion

There’s a great moment in Mad Men when Pete Campbell describes his extramarital affair as a ‘temporary bandage over a permanent wound’. This line always resonated as such a perfect description of feeling like you’re faced with an impossible problem and the ways in which we can clutch at any potential solution to escape. At the end of season two, Norman passed his polygraph test and this seemed like a brief victory for the fractured family at the heart of this series; yet the deeper problem remained. Norman is still irreparably damaged and as much as she might try to deny it, Norma knows this. The problem is that she can’t truly hide the fact from Norman, and her barely »

- louisamellor

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Bates Motel season 3 episodes 1 & 2 review: A Death In The Family & The Arcanum Club

20 March 2015 12:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Season 3 of Bates Motel looks to be continuing season 2's legacy in making this Psycho prequel must-watch TV...

This review contains spoilers.

3.1 A Death In The Family, 3.2 The Arcanum Club

Bates Motel is a difficult show for me to watch objectively, as Psycho is my all-time favourite movie and I’m going to like just about anything connected to it (apart from the remake; that was just offensive). Unlike Hannibal, another series based on a horror property I love very much, I’ve never quite been able to figure out if I like Bates Motel because of its Psycho connection or because it’s a great show in its own right. But the fact that I’m asking that question at all probably answers it; Hannibal, after all, is unquestionably brilliant with or without an intimate understanding of the source material.

A key difference, however, is that Bates Motel is »

- louisamellor

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Bates Motel: Season Three Ratings

18 March 2015 10:03 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

After being a ratings hit for A&E in its first season, Bates Motel saw a significant drop in the ratings in season two. Will the numbers continue to drop this time around? Cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.

Set in the small town of White Pine Bay, Oregon, Bates Motel tells the story of a teenage Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga). Others in the cast include Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, Nestor Carbonell, Kenny Johnson, Nicola Peltz, Ryan Hurst, Tracy Spiridakos, Kevin Rahm, and Joshua Leonard.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available. (more…) »


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Freddie Highmore & Kerry Ehrin Talk Bates Motel Season 3

16 March 2015 3:55 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A&E checked back into Bates Motel last Monday for a season three premiere that featured familiar faces, a new arrival, and a difficult first day back at school for the troubled Norman. The next episode, "The Arcanum Club", airs tonight at 9:00pm Est and we recently had the chance to take part in an interview call with actor Freddie Highmore (Norman) and writer/executive producer Kerry Ehrin. The Bates Motel duo discussed the disturbing direction Norman is going in the third season, the new cast members and their intriguing characters, the show's sprinkled-in connections to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, and much more.

On the approach taken with the character of Norman Bates in season three:

Freddie Highmore: "This season was more changing him and making him a bit more mature with the self-awareness that he gained at the end of the second season and so it was perhaps »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Game of Thrones’ & ‘Bates Motel’ Bring Superfans to SXSW

15 March 2015 5:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Game of Thrones” made its mark on SXSW once again for the 2015 fest.

HBO’s megahit lured its mega-fans to Austin, Texas, to test out their sword skills, a la Arya Stark, at the show’s virtual art installation at the Interactive Festival, aptly named “SXSWesteros.”

The activation brought in thousands of enthusiasts over the weekend, resulting in a line wrapped around the block in downtown Austin. The line to get into #SXSWesteros was so long on Saturday, it had to be cut an hour and half early to ensure everyone waiting would get inside to sword train, take a seat — and photo — in the iron throne and take a sip of “Got’s” newest beer, Three-Eyed Raven ale, which will be available nationwide on April 1.

A group in line told Variety the “Game of Thrones” installation was the main reason they came to SXSW. Another superfan arrived to the »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘Bates Motel’ Ratings Fall In Season Debut; ‘The Returned’ Opens Ok

10 March 2015 3:07 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Things got a little creepy on A&E last night, and not just because of the content of Monday's dual premieres. First off, the Season 3 debut of Bates Motel saw the contemporary Psycho starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore take a 30% fall among adults 18-49 from its Season 2 opener on March 3 last year. That 0.9 rating for the 9 Pm show wasn't the only 30% drop from the S2 debut. The opening of this 10-episode cycle of Bates Motel had a total viewership of 2.14 million… »

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The Point Radio: Check In For More Creepy At Bates Motel

10 March 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

It’s a sure sign that spring is on the way when the doors open for a new season of Bates Motel. Show runners Carlton Cuse and Kerry Eihern, along with the main momma herself, Vera Farmiga, lay out what is coming up this year. Plus remember Trapper Tice and the boys from Aims? They’ve decided to focus their creature capturing activities on one target this year, Big Foot. It’s all on a new season of Mountain Monsters and we have a preview.

In a few days, more Bates Motel as we sit down for an exclusive talk with Nestor Carbonell who finally reveals the connection between his character and Norma. And Powers debuts on Playstation this week and we go behind the scenes for a look.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @ThePointRadio. »

- Mike Raub

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Video Round-Up: Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Bates Motel, The Returned

10 March 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"More human than human is our motto." The British Film Institute has released a new trailer for Ridley Scott's Blade Runner: The Final Cut ahead of its UK theatrical re-release, while A&E has revealed teasers for the next episodes of Bates Motel and The Returned.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut: "“This new trailer captures the essence of the film and I hope will inspire a new generation to see Blade Runner when it is re-released across the UK on 3 April.” - Ridley Scott

Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah and Sean Young and featuring an iconic Vangelis score, Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi opus is one of modern cinema’s most influential films. A grand cinematic synthesis of sound, image and thought-provoking drama Blade Runner: The Final Cut is an unforgettable experience that demands to be seen on the big screen."

Bates Motel: "“Bates Motel, »

- Derek Anderson

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Vera Farmiga, Carlton Cuse & Kerry Ehrin Talk Bates Motel Season 3

9 March 2015 5:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ready to check back into A&E's Bates Motel? With the season three premiere airing tonight, you don't have to wait long. After the tense ending to season two, writers/executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin have plenty of suspense (both psychological and palpable) in the pipeline for the 10-episode third season, and coming off another Saturn Award nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series, Vera Farmiga looks to bring Norma to life once again with a multifaceted flair. We recently had the chance to take part in an interview call with Farmiga, Cuse, and Ehrin, who discussed what's in store for Norma and Norman's strained relationship in season three, new cast members, learning Slipknot songs on guitar in between scenes, the number of seasons planned for Bates Motel, and more.

The picturesque Northwest United States settings of both Bates Motel and A&E's The Returned remake:

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- Derek Anderson

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‘Bates Motel’s’ Freddie Highmore Admits His Mom-Cuddling Character Is ‘a Bit of a Perv’ (Video)

9 March 2015 1:45 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Freddie Highmore‘s mentally unstable protagonist goes from snuggling with his mom to spying on showering strippers when A&E’s “Bates Motel” returns on Monday for its Season 3 debut. But the 23-year-old British actor is used to playing a rather peculiar Norman Bates. “He’s a bit of a perv, isn’t he, at times,” Highmore told TheWrap. “But a nice guy, too.” Highmore revealed much of Season 3 deals with Norman’s borderline incestuous relationship with his mother Norma (played by Vera Farmiga): “The first shot of the third season is Norma and Norman spooning in bed, so that sets the tone, »

- Travis Reilly

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