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Who doesn't love to laugh? Whether your taste runs to R-rated raunch, classic yuks or witty British humor, you'll find something hilarious to stream on Netflix.
Right now, there are movies starring Robin Williams, Walter Matthau, Jack Black, Goldie Hawn and a nice selection of films showcasing the comedy chops of Joan Cusack. (Availability subject to change, so get streaming now!)
1. "The Addams Family" (1991) PG-13
Everyone's favorite macabre family is wonderfully portrayed by Anjelica Huston as Morticia, Raul Julia as Gomez, Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester and Christina Ricci as Wednesday. Spooky fun, just in time for Halloween.
2. "The Bad News Bears" (1976) PG
3. "Bernie" (2011) PG-13
Jack Black stars in the real-life story of a mortician who ends »
- Sharon Knolle
My play sessions with The Evil Within unintentionally developed into a nightly pattern. I’d start up the game and play through two or three chapters, only to find myself facing an annoying enemy. That annoyance would give way to outright anger—halting my progress until the next evening, when I would make quick work of the foe that had bested me the night before. The cycle would repeat in waves, infrequent highs that kept being dashed by too frequent lows. There’s a great game within The Evil Within, but a series of questionable choices and bizarre narrative elements »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Survival horror fans owe many of the genre’s greatest games to Shinji Mikami, either through his direct control or the influence that his work has had on developers since Resident Evil became a massive hit back in 1996. While choosing his best game that stands on its own is purely subjective, younger generations of gamers like myself would easily choose Resident Evil 4, the sequel that introduced an entire generation to the series by ditching the Umbrella storyline and once again revolutionizing the direction of survival horror for years to come. Looking to capture some of that lightning in a bottle, Mikami has unleashed The Evil Within on us, his latest survival horror title that’s been years in the making.
While The Evil Within certainly isn’t without faults, it’s a much better sequel to Resident Evil 4 than any of the other games released in the main series have been thus far. »
- Christian Law
It’s all but impossible to imagine anyone else but Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, the razor-gloved antagonist of the Nightmare on Elm Street series (sorry, Jackie Earle Haley). Making his first appearance in 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, Englund went on to portray the character in six sequels, a TV series, and the 2003 franchise crossover Freddy vs. Jason, creating a pop culture icon in the process.
But it could have been so much different, had it not been for scheduling conflicts with Wes Craven’s first choice for the role, British actor David Warner (The Omen). Englund subsequently filled the role, and the rest as they say is history, however thanks to Reddit we’ve now got a taste of what might have been, with some images of Warner in early make-up tests arriving online…
How do you think the Nightmare on Elm Street series would have fared without Robert Englund as Freddy? »
- Gary Collinson
Colin Farrell is apparently the latest actor added to the mix when it comes to those being considered for the title role in Marvel's Doctor Strange. He joins names that include Benedict Cumberbatch, Keanu Reeves, Jared Leto and Justin Theroux. Scott Derrickson is directing for a July 8, 2016 release. The Wrap In a new interview director Guillermo del Toro says the first draft of Pacific Rim 2 is completed with an eye to start shooting around November next year. He also adds, "Some of your favorite characters come back, some others don't because we have decided that we're going to shoot ambitiously and say 'Let's hope we have three movies.' So some characters come in at the end of the second, hoping that it will ramp up on the third one." Collider Scarlett Johansson has reportedly been offered $10 million to star in the Rupert Sanders-directed adaptation of the Japanese »
- Brad Brevet
Kris Wall reviews The Evil Within….
Shinji Mikami is regularly hailed as ‘The Godfather of Horror Gaming’, it’s a weighty title but when you consider this is the man that created the survival horror genre in the Resident Evil series, it’s more than merited. Since then he’s gone on to create, direct, produce and supervise some of the best games over the past 20 years such as the Dino Crisis series, Devil May Cry, Onimusha, Viewtiful Joe and Phoenix Wright during his time at Capcom and the utterly insane but equally brilliant Vanquish during a stint at Platinum Games. Not to mention that he also went and completely re-invigorated his own genre with the release of Resident Evil 4, a game which regularly tops many best of and favourite lists and is widely hailed as the benchmark in horror gaming, he is nothing if not prolific. The Evil Within »
- Kris Wall
Following a creative hiccup that resulted in the loss of director Fredrik Bond, the action sequel London Has Fallen is seemingly back on track with Scandinavian director Babak Najafi, director of the Snabba Cash sequel Easy Money II: Hard to Kill, behind the camera. We already knew Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman were all returning from Olympus Has Fallen, and now The Wrap has added a new cast member into the mix with Watchmen and A Nightmare on Elm Street remake star Jackie Earle Haley taking the role of Deputy Chief Mason. What are the odds that he ends up being the main bad guy? We're not sure, but casting an actor like that in what seems like a disposable role certainly raises our eyebrows. In addition, the trade has revealed that other returning cast members from the original film include Melissa Leo as Secretary of Defense Ruth »
- Ethan Anderton
Though it hit a recent bump in the road with the departure of director Fredrik Bond, Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen got right back on track with Babak Najafi taking his place behind the megaphone. And the cast has just expanded by one, with Jackie Earle Haley signing on.Christian Gudegast, Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt are behind the script for this one, which finds Gerard Butler’s Secret Service agent Mike Banning, Aaron Eckhart’s President Benjamin Asher, Angela Bassett’s Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs and Morgan Freeman’s Speaker Trumbull among those who travel to London to attend the funeral of the Prime Minister. But when it turns out that there’s a dastardly plot afoot to assassinate world leaders, Mike will have to team up with a distrustful MI6 agent, prove that the fictional Secret Service is not as slipshod as the real one at the moment, »
Us Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Butler) and his team will be heading to London to stop a new terrorist threat.
The film will revolve around a plot involving a strike in London during the funeral of the British Prime Minister.
Although no character details have been revealed for the character, Haley will play Deputy Chief Mason.
Haley can next be seen in Criminal Activities in »
Olympus Has Fallen stars Gerard Butler (Secret Service Agent Mike Banning), Aaron Eckhart (President Benjamin Asher), Morgan Freeman (Speaker Of the House Trumbull), Radha Mitchell (Leah), Angela Bassett (Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs) and Melissa Leo (Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan) are all reprising their roles for the sequel, with Jackie Earle Haley becoming the first new casting addition. He will portray Deputy Chief Mason, although no further character details were given.
The story brings the action to London, as Banning and Trumbull accompany President Asher to attend the funeral of the British Prime Minister, where a deadly plot is uncovered to kill all of the world's leaders in one fell swoop.
Babak Najafi (Easy Money: Hard to Kill) stepped »
Oscar-nominated actor Jackie Earle Haley (“Little Children,” “Watchmen”) has closed a deal to join “London Has Fallen,” the sequel to last year's sleeper hit “Olympus Has Fallen” that's being mounted by Focus Features and Millennium Films, TheWrap has learned. Babak Najafi (“Easy Money II”) is directing the movie, which will reunite original stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Angela Bassett and Radha Mitchell. Also read: JFK Drama ‘Parkland’ Adds Jackie Earle Haley, Colin Hanks, Ron Livingston to Complete Ensemble Butler returns as a U.S. Secret Service agent tasked with stopping a terrorist threat — this time overseas. »
- Jeff Sneider
I recently did a list of 1980s cartoons that I thought a lot of people had forgot about. Our readers really seemed to like it, and I know a lot of our readers grew up in the 1990s, so I thought I'd put together a list of animated series from that decade that you might not remember. We all have our favorites, like Batman: The Animated Series, Animanicas, X-Men, Spawn, and Gargoyles, but there are some cartoons that may have just slipped through the cracks of our minds. Just because these series are on the list doesn't mean they were bad shows. Although some of them definitely were.
Not only was this series poorly made, but it had a pretty awful theme song. The story is set in a completely different canon than any of the other Sonic the Hedgehog media. The ruler of Mobius, Queen Aleena, is overthrown by Dr. »
- Joey Paur
A Nightmare on Elm Street was such a fun and entertaining horror movie. The amazing concept of a monstrous character who haunts and kills teenagers in their dreams has scared audiences for years! I don't know why, but this is a movie that never really scared me, even though I saw it at such a young age. I might have been 9 or 10 when I first saw it, and I thought it was the coolest horror flick ever. It holds a special place in my heart. This is one of the horror movies that I enjoy revisiting during the Halloween season, and I've put together a list of 20 fun facts about the movie that you might not know.
The first time Robert Englund put on the iconic Freddy glove, he cut himself.Johnny Depp went with his friend Jackie Earle Haley who was auditioning for the film. Depp was spotted by director Wes Craven, »
- Joey Paur
Directed by Wes Craven
Written by Wes Craven
Wes Craven intended Nightmare to be an exploration of surreal horror as opposed to just another stalk-and-slash horror movie, and not only did Nightmare offer a wildly imaginative, inspired concept, but it was a solid commercial genre entry for the dating crowd. Elm Street was New Line’s first genuine mainstream cinematic venture (after Alone In The Dark), and made the company a huge pile of money. The film was shot in 30 days at a cost of roughly $1.8 million, but it made back its figure and then some on opening weekend. New Line Cinema was saved from bankruptcy by the success of the film, and was jokingly nicknamed “the house that Freddy built.” Perhaps the most influential horror film of the ’80s, Craven’s 1984 slasher about a quartet of high school kids terrorized in their dreams »
Just like the arachnid creature that stalks Detective Castellanos in his newfound nightmare world, the release date for The Evil Within creeps ever closer, and Bethesda’s recent announcement that Shinji Mikami’s latest survival horror offering has gone gold means the game’s unnerving atmosphere will permeate five platforms without delay.
“While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what’s behind this evil force.
- Derek Anderson
Chicago – “Breaking Away,” the classic Oscar-winning film of 1979, will be shown on the big screen at Studio Movie Grill in Wheaton, Ill. – on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014, at 7:30pm (click on the link below to purchase tickets). It will be hosted by Film Critic Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com. McDonald is also an alumnus of Indiana University, where “Breaking Away” was filmed, and the event is co-presented by the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Indiana University Alumni Association Chicago Chapter and the Studio Movie Grill.
’Breaking Away’ Will Be Presented at the Studio Movie Grill
Photo credit: Chicago Film Critics Association
“Breaking Away” is a hilarious and bittersweet comedy about four 19 year old guys from Bloomington, Indiana – where the Indiana University campus is located – who seem stuck at an age in which a college campus surrounds them, but can’t get rid of the feeling that they don’t belong there. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Imagine watching your comrades slaughtered before losing consciousness, later waking up in a nightmarish world where shambling zombie-like creatures are only one wave of many hellish threats to come. This fate befalls Detective Castellanos in The Evil Within, a new survival horror video game from Resident Evil‘s Shinji Mikami that will be enjoyed by European gamers earlier than planned.
The Evil Within was initially expected to come out in Europe on October 17th, but now Bethesda has announced that the highly anticipated video game will be released in Europe, South Africa, India, and the Middle East on October 14th, the same day it hits shelves in the United States. Bethesda mentioned that The Evil Within is still set to come out in Australia and New Zealand on October 16th and in Japan on October 23rd. The game will be released to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. »
- Derek Anderson
There may be no other genre of film that juggles trends as often and openly as horror. One decade it’s the slasher; one decade it’s the ghost story; the next it’s found footage. The door does and will continue to revolve. That’s not going to change.
Fortunately for fans of this diabolical branch of celluloid, every now and then those shifts come on the heels of a landscape-altering production or the birth of a franchise destined to change the way we view film. We’ve seen movies evolve so much in the last 80-plus years it’s insane.
It’s almost hard to grasp, but it happens. And it often takes career-defining projects and game-changing films to make the shift a reality. Here are 15 horror franchises that enhanced or completely altered the face of horror as we know it.
Ridley Scott’s greatest achievement, »
- Matt Molgaard
The Evil Within
Mount and Carpenter play detectives visiting a mental asylum, the scene of a bloody mass murder where police officers lie slaughtered. Mount's character finds himself alone and battling with a hooded tormentor (Haley). The game launches October 14th. [Source: Joystiq]
Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?
Entitled "Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?," Epps beat out the likes of Michael B. Jordan and Marlon Wayans for the role and the actor reportedly just finished a first readthrough session this week. [Source: Twitter]
- Garth Franklin
Resident Evil’s creator, Shinji Mikami, is looking to strike fear into the hearts of players everywhere once again with his new game, The Evil Within. The title’s publisher, Bethesda Softworks, confirmed today that Mikami will have help from a voice cast full of actors who are no strangers to the genre.
- Jonathon Dornbush
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