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Meryl Streep in ‘Ironweed’: A look back at her seventh Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘Ironweed’: A look back at her seventh Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 7 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

On paper, “Heartburn” (1986) had the sound of a surefire smash. The picture reunited the talented trio from “Silkwood” (1983) – leading lady Meryl Streep, director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Nora Ephron. Production on the film hit a snag early on, as Nichols, seeing no magic between he and Streep, fired leading man Mandy Patinkin after mere days of shooting. Things would presumably still be A-ok, however, if not better, considering Patinkin’s replacement was none other than Jack Nicholson, hot as ever with his Academy Awards victory for “Terms of Endearment” (1983) and success the year prior with “Prizzi’s Honor” (1985).

That summer, “Heartburn” hit theaters to reviews
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November 14th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include George A. Romero Between Night And Dawn Collection, Hellraiser SteelBook, The Paul Naschy Collection II

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We have another busy week of home releases to look forward to, with an array of films that hit a bunch of different subgenres. For those who may have missed it in theaters earlier this year, you can now catch up with Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde this Tuesday, and if you missed seeing it online this fall, Amityville: The Awakening hits both Blu-ray and DVD as well.

For you cult cinema fans out there, I hope your wallets are ready for some serious damage, as there are a ton of great offerings coming home on November 14th, including the gorgeous limited edition Hellraiser Steelbook, The Paul Naschy Collection II, J.D.’s Revenge, and Arrow’s stunning Blu-ray set honoring one of horror’s true greats—George A. Romero—that features HD releases of Season of the Witch, There’s Always Vanilla, and The Crazies.

Other notable
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Full Release Details for Arrow Video’s George A. Romero Between Night And Dawn Collection & Hellraiser SteelBook

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This November, Arrow Video is giving horror fans a lot to be thankful for with several Blu-ray releases that are highly anticipated, including the George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn collection and the Hellraiser 30th anniversary SteelBook, and we have full release details on both holiday wish list items:

Press Release: Winter chills just mean that it's November, and Arrow Video are set to heat things up with a George Romero box set, a blaxploitation chiller, classic horror in steelbook form, a modern-day Russian black comedy, and a cult thriller directed by Steve Buscemi! With plenty of lavish packaging and limited edition items, Christmas has come early for film collectors!

Legendary horror cinema innovator, George A Romero, is responsible for arguably the most influential zombie films of all time. But he doesn't just make undead epics, and the three films collected here in the box set George Romero
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‘Hellraiser’ back in cinemas and on Blu-ray

Starring Andrew Robinson (Dirty Harry, Charley Varrick), Clare Higgins (Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, Silent Witness), Ashley Laurence (Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, Lurking Fear), Sean Chapman (Made in Britain, Scum) and directed by Clive Barker (Nightbreed, Lord of Illusions), Hellraiser is returning to cinemas and receiving a gorgeous Blu-ray Steelbook just in time for Halloween!

That’s right folks Pinhead and his Cenobites are back in the cinema to celebrate the big 30th year anniversary and guess what… The folks at Arrow Films/Video are releasing a beautiful steelbook on October 30th too! If your a horror hound this is a must buy steelbook and a must revisit in the cinema. The 30th Anniversary re-release of Hellraiser – appropriately debuting on Friday 13th October – gives audiences a chance to see it once more in all its gory big screen glory and for the uninitiated to have their souls torn apart for the first time!

For those who are unfamiliar with Hellraiser,
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Hellraiser review – Clive Barker's pinhead horror makes its point again

In this blackly comic gorefest, rereleased after 30 years, a couple encounter a horde of hellish demons when they move into a creepy old house

No tears please – it’s a waste of good suffering!” Thirty years on, this rerelease of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser amplifies its mostly intentional black-comic horror.

Clare Higgins gives an entertainingly queenly performance as Julia, who comes back with new husband Larry (Andrew Robinson) to live in his late mother’s creepy old London house, only to find it secretly contains the mangled, zombified body of Larry’s brother – and her former lover – Frank (Sean Chapman), who has sold his soul to netherworldly demons, summoned with an occult antique box.

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Blu-ray Review: Arrow Video’s Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy

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Arrow Video wants fans to experience the pleasures contained within their recent The Scarlet Box limited edition set featuring the first three Hellraiser films in HD as well as a bounty of special features that will keep you busy for hours on end. If you’ve been looking to add Clive Barker’s influential and unforgettable original Hellraiser film—or its first two sequels—to your home media collections, you can’t go wrong with The Scarlet Box.

Some things have to be endured. That’s what makes the pleasure so sweet.

Barker’s Hellraiser, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, pushed the boundaries of cinematic horror in ways audiences had never experienced before. Based on his novella The Hellbound Heart, Barker’s feature film adaptation introduces us to Frank Cotton (Sean Chapman), whose soul is transported to a hellish dimension after acquiring a mysterious puzzle box that summons demonic forces.
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Halloween 2016: 31 Movies to Stream on Netflix this October to Get You into the Spirit of the Season

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One of my favorite things to do every October is to binge-watch as many horror and sci-fi movies as possible (something I can guarantee I’m not alone in doing), and for those of you with Netflix, the streaming service can be an invaluable resource this time of year, although I do remember a time when there were a lot more options than we get these days.

That being said, I culled Netflix's entire library and put together 31 great movie choices that will undoubtedly get you into a macabre mood to celebrate Halloween this year. Take a look at our Netflix list below, featuring one film for each day of October, and get ready to enjoy an entire month’s worth of fright-filled fun, courtesy of Netflix’s streaming database.

Creep (2014)

Looking for work, Aaron (Patrick Brice) comes across a cryptic online ad: “$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.
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The Worst Witch: Netflix Orders Two New Tween Series

Forever young Netflix has ordered two new live-action tween TV series. The first is a still Untitled Horse Mystery project, starring Jaylen Barron, Celine Buckens, and Kerry Ingram. The drama is executive produced by Rebecca Hodgson, Kate Little, and Claire Poyser for Lime Pictures and directed by Paul Norton Walker. The 10-episode first season will be drop to Netflix worldwide in 2017.Next up is a reboot of The Worst Witch TV show, based on the Jill Murphy book series of the same name. Starring Bella Ramsey, Clare Higgins, and Raquel Cassidy, the 12-episode first season is produced by Cbbc Productions in collaboration with Zdf, Zdf Enterprises and Netflix. The Worst Witch will be available to Netflix members around the globe in 2017, and in the UK and Germany after its premiere on Zdf and Cbbc. Below, you'll find details about both new series, straight
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Casting announced for Cbbc's The Worst Witch

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Filming has begun in Cheshire on a new 13-episode Cbbc adaptation of Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch.

The books were previously adapted back in the late 1990s for ITV, with a young Felicity Jones, who went on to be nominated for an Oscar for The Theory of Everything, starring as Ethel Hallow, and then again with a new group of young witches in The New Worst Witch in 2005.

Newcomer Bella Ramsey, a member of the Nottingham-based Television Workshop, stars as Mildred Hubble. Bella will also shortly be making her screen debut as Lyanna Mormont in Season 6 of Game of Thrones.

Mildred Hubble is our heroine. From a world outside of magic, she finds herself landing head first, literally, at Miss Cackle’s Academy for witches. The series follows her adventures and friendships as she strives not to be The Worst Witch! Full of flying, magic and plenty of laughs,
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Hellraiser Trilogy Blu-Ray Review

Hellraiser Trilogy Blu-Ray Review

Directors: Clive Barker, Tony Randel, Anthony Hickox

Cast: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Claire Higgins, Sean Chapman, Simon Bamford, Nicholas Vince

Certificate: 18

Running Time: 330 minutes

Special Features: Documentaries, featurettes, cast and crew audio commentaries, image galleries, trailers and draft screenplays.

Who knew that one short story could produce such a cinematic legacy? Well that’s exactly what happened when English horror author Clive Barker penned the dark and disturbing tale The Hellbound Heart. The story was first published in 1986 and would go on to become the source material for the movie Hellraiser, which Barker also directed. The novella and film focusses on a mystical puzzle box known as the Lament Configuration and the horror it wreaks on the people unfortunate to come across it.

Hellraiser performed well and was granted a sequel which picked up right where the first film ended. It in turn was granted
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Heretiks – Paul Hyett Begins Shoot

HeretiksPaul Hyett Begins Shoot

Set during the 17th Century, a young woman is saved from execution and led to a priory to repent her sins but discovers a greater evil lies within. Michael Ironside (Total Recall, Starship Troopers, Scanners, etc), three-time Olivier winner Clare Higgins (Hellraiser, Hellbound,The Golden Compass) and Hannah Arterton (Walking On Sunshine) star in this atmospheric ...

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Michael Ironside and Hellraiser’s Claire Higgins to Star in Paul Hyett’s Heretiks

British filmmaker Paul Hyett begins production on latest shocker, Heretiks. The Seasoning House and Howl director (and noted FX artist) Paul Hyett has just started production on his latest film Heretiks, a dark period-piece theological horror film starring Hellraiser veteran Claire Higgins and cult film hero Michael Ironside (Visiting Hours, Scanners). Set during the 17th…

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Paul Hyett begins 'Heretiks' shoot

Paul Hyett begins 'Heretiks' shoot
The EnMar Productions and Sterling Pictures project stars Michael Ironside and Clare Higgins.

Principal photography has begun on Heretiks, a supernatural horror from Paul Hyett, director of werewolves-on-a-train feature Howl.

Starring Michael Ironside (Total Recall), Clare Higgins (Hellraiser) and Hannah Arterton (Walking On Sunshine), the film is set in Britain in the 17th Century and follows a young woman who, after being saved from execution, discovers a new evil within her.

Producers are Marcia Do Vales for Spain’s EnMar Productions and Michael Riley for the UK’s Sterling Pictures.

Executive producers are Gary Collins for Red Rock Entertainment and Lyndon Baldock for Templeheart Films.

Hyett has co-written the script with Conal Palmer. The pair previously collaborated on 2012’s The Seasoning House.
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Principal photography begins on Paul Hyett’s ‘Heretiks’

Paul Hyett, director of Howl and The Seasoning House, has begun principal photography on the chilling supernatural horror film Heretiks for Templeheart Films, EnMar Productions, Red Rock Entertainment and Sterling Pictures.

Set during the 17th Century, Heretiks sees a young woman saved from execution and led to a priory to repent her sins… but discovers a greater evil lies within. Michael Ironside (Total Recall, Starship Troopers, Scanners), three-time Olivier winner Clare Higgins (Hellraiser, Hellbound, The Golden Compass) and Hannah Arterton (Walking On Sunshine) star in this atmospheric horror/chiller currently shooting in Wales.

Says director and co-writer Paul Hyett:

Being a lover of classic British horror for years I’ve been wanting to give a classic period tale a modern, harder, stylish edge. Heretiks is the perfect vehicle to do this. It’s both a richly-layered medieval character piece and a wonderful chance to showcase the latest in visual
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Doctor Who 9.12 Blog: Hell Bent [Contains Spoilers]

Writer: Steven Moffat

Director: Rachel Talalay

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Maisie Williams, Donald Sumpter, Ken Bones, Clare Higgins

Synopsis: Betrayed by his own people, the Doctor returns to Gallifrey to exact revenge.


Appearances can be deceiving. If anyone saw the trailer for Hell Bent at the end of last week’s episode, it wouldn’t be wrong to believe that the episode would be an explosive finale, focusing on our main character going rogue and conquering his own planet! Instead though, writer Steven Moffat cleverly cheats the audience, delivering a much-more personal and character driven finale. Still epic, but not in the ways we’ve been led to expect.

If anything, the real satisfying element of Hell Bent is just how much of a small, personal story it becomes, despite the big grandiose trappings it finds itself set in. Ultimately, it becomes a very simple story of the
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Blu-ray Review – Hellraiser – The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy

Hellraiser – The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy

Directed by Clive Barker/Tony Randel/Anthony Hickox.

Starring Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Doug Bradley , Ashley Laurence, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford, Barbie Wilde, Sean Chapman, Kenneth Cranham, Oliver Parker, Terry Farrell, Kevin Bernhardt, Oliver Smith, Grace Kirby, Paula Marshall, Ken Carpenter, Imogen Boorman, William Hope.


The first three films in the Hellraiser series are given a new lease of life in an expansive Blu-ray box set, courtesy of Arrow Video.

To say that this release has been highly anticipated in the horror community since it was first announced several months ago would be something of an understatement; in fact, it would be a total lie as once it was announced that Clive Barker’s classic Hellraiser and its two immediate sequels were getting a 2K restoration then October 26th 2015 became judgement day for anybody with an appreciation for Barker’s masterpiece and the mythology it spawned,
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Review: "Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy 1987-1992", UK Blu-ray Release From Arrow Films

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By Darren Allison

Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy 1987-1992 Directed by Clive Barker, Tony Randel, Anthony Hickox, Starring Doug Bradley, Andy Robinson, Ashley Laurence, Claire Higgins, Kenneth Cranham, Terry Farrell, Kevin Bernhardt. Arrow Blu-ray 4 Disc, Released on 26th October 2015.

Stephen King was once quoted as saying: “I have seen the future of horror… his name is Clive Barker.” The future became a reality when, in 1987, Barker unleashed his directorial debut Hellraiser, launching a hit franchise and creating an instant horror icon in the formidable figure of Pinhead.

Arrow’s beautifully produced Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box, has arguably for the first time, been afforded the prestige it fully deserves. The collection works very nicely in deed, mainly because its focus revolves around creator Clive Barker’s involvement in the franchise. Whilst Barker had a small interest in the fourth instalment Hellraiser IV: Bloodline, it would be the
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Doctor Who review: 'The Magician's Apprentice' is mad and ambitious

"Davros made the Daleks - but who made Davros?"

One thing made clear from the very beginning of 'The Magician's Apprentice' is that Steven Moffat and co are not in the business of wasting time.

An epic sweeping shot over a war-torn battlescape would be enough to grab the casual viewer - but for the more discerning Doctor Who fan, there's even more to take away from the episode's atmospheric opening.

Moffat cannily references Tom Baker's 'Genesis of the Daleks' and its war of attrition, bringing to life a throwaway line about bows and arrows being pitted against high-tech weapons. But it's another line from that 1975 adventure - the Doctor's justification as to why it might be morally sound to erase the Daleks from existence - that forms the heart of this adventure.

"If someone who knew the future pointed out a child to you and told you that
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Doctor Who: geeky spots in The Magician's Apprentice

Spoilers: here are our viewing notes for Doctor Who series 9 episode 1, The Magician's Apprentice. There's a lot to spot...

When a show has over 50 years of history, it can sometimes be hard to keep up with all the continuity, callbacks and generally geeky references. Which is why, for series 9 (or series 35), we're trying this extra weekly feature of, effectively, viewing notes.

Which is fortunate because, as you might expect, The Magician’s Apprentice contained more than its fair share of these. Here are the ones we found; if you noticed something we haven’t, feel free to add it in the comments!

This is a very spoiler-heavy article. Thus, we've deployed our spoiler squirrel - Daphne - to stop your eyes accidentally drifting to the text of the article if you want to be spoiler-free. Scroll below Daphne at your peril...

Back to Skaro

It may surprise you to learn
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Check out these cool pictures from Doctor Who's series 9 opener 'The Magician's Apprentice'

A clutch of brand new pictures have been released to tease the return of Doctor Who this weekend.

'The Magician's Apprentice' brings back Peter Capaldi as The Doctor alongside his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman).

Doctor Who series 9: A spoiler-free preview of 'The Magician's Apprentice'

The guest cast features Michelle Gomez returning as Missy, together with Jemma Redgrave, Kelly Hunter, Clare Higgins and Jaye Griffiths.

'The Magician's Apprentice' will air this Saturday, September 19 at 7.40pm on BBC One.

"Where is the Doctor? When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend," reads the BBC's description of the episode.

Doctor Who series 9: 10 exciting teasers for 'The Magician's Apprentice'

"But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from? As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face-to-face, and for the Doctor and Clara, survival seems impossible."

All the
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