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Fiends! Did you miss Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak last year? Shame on you. While it might not have been the horror film some were expecting, it was a worthy entry of the man’s work. We got a few copies to give out to our readers to right the wrong you may have made by not seeing the film last year. Follow the rules carefully as this contest is open to residents of the United States only.
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When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay— a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) comes a terrifying, »
- Andy Triefenbach
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Spectre (James Bond action-adventure; Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes; rated PG-13) Crimson Peak (Guillermo del Toro-directed period horror; Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam; rated R) Love the Coopers (comedy-romance; Alan Arkin, John Goodman; rated PG-13) Southbound (horror-thriller; Kate Beahan, Hannah Marks; premieres 2/9 on cable Mod and in...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
A sheltered young woman abandons the safe certainty of her upbringing for life with an alluring aristocrat on a remote English estate in Crimson Peak, a visually stunning and intensely disturbing thriller from writer and director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy), is available now on Digital HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on February 9, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures.
Brilliantly unforgettable visuals and an atmosphere steeped in dread make Crimson Peak an elegant, gorgeously realized and completely original horror mystery that has been declared “a masterpiece” by Fox-tv. The Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with more than an hour of bonus features that reveal some of the terrifying secrets hidden behind the doors of sinister Allerdale Hall.
- Movie Geeks
Unfortunately, Guillermo Del Toro’s original Gothic romance Crimson Peak didn’t translate to box office gold, netting thirty one million at the domestic box office (it was budgeted at fifty-five million) and receiving criticism for a basic narrative failing to live up to the promise of inventive visuals. Still, one can appreciate Universal’s gambling on Del Toro’s vision and hope the property is considered lucrative enough to continue supporting unique visions from auteurs. Featuring a talented cast (despite the questionable casting of Jessica Chastain), Del Toro’s period suspense thriller collapses under close inspection, but is worth a glance as a piece of glossy strangeness.
Borrowing mercilessly from yellowed clichés of romantically inclined gothic literature, screenwriters Del Toro and Matthew Robins (whose last collaboration was the 1997 mutant insect thriller Mimic) plunder Edgar Allan Poe templates infused with the emotional melodrama oozing eternally from the pages of the »
- Nicholas Bell
February 9th has an interesting array of horror and sci-fi titles enjoying their home entertainment bow this week. Fans have Guillermo del Toro’s latest, Crimson Peak, to look forward to on both Blu-ray and DVD, and Sony is releasing Freaks of Nature on DVD, too.
We also have two different cult classics getting the HD treatment on Tuesday—A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin and Sheba, Baby (starring the eternally badass Pam Grier)—and for those of you Trekkies out there, Paramount is releasing Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection on both formats as well.
Other notables titles include Convergence, E.N.D., Hangman, Sociopathia, and Zombie Croc.
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay— a place filled »
- Heather Wixson
The ghosts of Allerdale Hall will be unleashed tomorrow with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures' Blu-ray / DVD release of Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, and we've been provided with five Blu-ray / DVD combo packs to give away.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Crimson Peak Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on February 14th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
Previous Press Release: Universal City, California, December 8, 2015 – A sheltered young woman abandons the safe certainty of her upbringing for life with an »
- Derek Anderson
A record number of foreign pics have been tapping Colombia’s new film incentives, but TV movies have also been actively plumbing the perks. While the incentives are not applicable to TV series, TV movies and pilots can avail of the incentives, which consist of a 40% cash rebate on production expenditures and a 20% cash rebate on logistical spend for projects spending no less than $600,000 in the country. Netflix’s hit drama series “Narcos” tapped the incentives for its pilot.
Colombian broadcaster Caracol TV, a co-producer of Colombia’s first-ever foreign-language Oscar nominated pic, “Embrace of the Serpent,” continues to ramp up its English-language TV movie slate in conjunction with partners L.A.- based MarVista Entertainment and Argentina’s Snap Distribution.
Their first co-production, “Abducted,” has been sold to Lifetime in the U.S., where it debuts on Feb. 14. Spain, France, and Latin America have also bought the TV Movie since Mipcom 2015. “Abducted, »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
If youwere a fan of Sons of Anarchy, the names Jax (Charlie Hunnam), Gemma (Katey Sagal), and Chibs (Tommy Flanagan) should have been a part of your Wednesday morning water cooler discussion. Well, the name Kurt Sutter should have also be included in those conversations. The Sons of Anarchy creator, and the guy who plays Big Otto is one of the finest television writers out there. Here are five fun facts you may not have known about the man behind one of your favorite television shows of all-time. 1. Kurt Sutter was a writer, producer, story editor, actor, and director for the gritty FX drama The
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Kurt Sutter »
- Tim Gerstenberger
Guillermo del Toro's romantic Gothic thriller Crimson Peak starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam is set to make its Blu-ray. DVD and Digital HD debut on February 9th, just in time for a Valentine's Day viewing if traditional sappy movies aren't your cup of tea.
We have teamed up with Universal Studios Home Entertainment to offer five lucky readers each a copy of Crimson Peak on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo in this giveaway. You don't need to be seduced into visiting a haunted house on top of a hill to enter; simply fill out the short below, submit it to us and you're good to go.
To sweeten the odds, return each and every day the contest is running to enter again for as many days as the contest is open. The more entries, the better the odds.
You must be a resident of the U. »
The new division will handle sales on all MadRiver films and those from Christopher Woodrow’s Vendian Entertainment, which has made a strategic investment in MadRiver Pictures following the $30m revolving equity investment it committed to when the company launched last May.
MadRiver’s upcoming slate includes Burr Steers’ new release Pride & Prejudice & Zombies starring Lily James, John Hillcoat’s imminent crime thriller Triple 9 with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson, and James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z starring Charlie Hunnam.
Fox will continue to run the Annapurna International label, whose titles include Richard Linklater’s upcoming SXSW opener [link=tt »
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The operation will handle sales and distribution on all MadRiver films as well as films from Vendian Entertainment, which has made a strategic investment in MadRiver Pictures.
MadRiver titles include Burr Steers’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” starring Lily James and set for release Friday; John Hillcoat’s “Triple 9,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul and Anthony Mackie, which will be released by Open Road Films on Feb. 26; and James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z,” starring Charlie Hunnam.
Fox will separately continue to run the Annapurna International label and represent all Annapurna Pictures titles for the international marketplace, including Annapurna »
- Dave McNary
There are plenty of hot Charlie Hunnam pictures out there, but we're taking a moment to celebrate his most handsome suit-and-tie appearances from over the years. While the actor's rugged Sons of Anarchy looks made for some seriously sexy scenes on the show, he also cleans up really, really nicely, so there's something to be said for Charlie's dapper red carpet moments. Keep reading for a look at Charlie's hottest dressed-up appearances ever, then check out things you may not know about him and a guide to all his facial expressions. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
We have to admit there's nothing quite like a guy with a scruff, especially when it's one of our favorite stars. A little five o'clock shadow can go a long way - just take a look at Charlie Hunnam, Chris Hemsworth, and Idris Elba. Brace yourselves because we've rounded up some of the sexiest celebrities with facial hair, keep reading to see them, and then check out these superhot silver foxes. »
- Monica Sisavat
Here's where angels sit down to weep next to devils -- the often-brilliant Guillermo del Toro's big Gothic romance / gory ghost epic looks mighty fancy but is a mess in too many ways to count. Say it Ain't So, Guillermo! Crimson Peak Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Universal / Legendary 2015 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 119 min. / Street Date February 9, 2016 / 34.98 Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver. Cinematography Dan Laustsen Film Editor Bernat Vilaplana Original Music Fernando Velásquez Written by Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins Produced by Guillermo del Toro, Callum Greene, Jon Jashni, Thomas Tull Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Quite the wonder child of fantasy and horror, Guillermo del Toro has made near masterpieces in the Spanish language but not fared as well breaking through the Hollywood blockbuster barrier. His top-grossing American film might be Blade II. His equally talented compatriot Alfonso Cuarón has »
- Glenn Erickson
On Mubi Off is a bi-weekly column exploring two films: one currently available on Mubi in the United States, and the other screening offsite (in theaters, on VOD, Blu-ray/DVD, etc).On MUBIIn a Glass Cage (Agustí Villaronga, 1986)A number of directors have put audiences in the head of a murderer using a subjective point of view shot—Michael Powell, John Carpenter, Dario Argento, to name but a very few. The opening sequence of Agustí Villaronga's 1986 feature film debut, In a Glass Cage, further perverts that sense of empathetic identification by using subjective Pov to put us in the mind of a killer in the making. We don't know who this germinal cut-throat is at first, only that he or she is bearing witness to a truly unspeakable horror: a middle-aged man lasciviously caressing, then beating to death, a naked, bloodied and helpless adolescent boy. Though the actions playing »
- Keith Uhlich
Love turns to madness and nightmare becomes reality in Crimson Peak, a chilling and beautiful supernatural horror from visionary director Guillermo del Toro. The film features a frightfully talented cast including Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre) as Edith Cushing; two-time Academy Award® Dark Thirty, Mama) as Lady Lucille Sharpe; Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor) as her brother, Sir Thomas Sharpe; Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy) as Dr. Alan McMichael; and Jim Beaver (Supernatural, Adaption) as Edith’s father, Carter Cushing.
Young aspiring author Edith Cushing (Wasikowska) is living with her father in New York at the dawn on the 20th century. When he suddenly dies in suspect circumstances a seductive stranger Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) succeeds in sweeping Edith away to Allerdale Hall; a house that sits atop a mountain of profitable blood-red clay. The maze like property is packed with mystery, and the secretive »
- Dan Powell
Charlie Hunnam and his girlfriend, jewelry designer Morgana McNelis, were spotted doing some furniture shopping together in La on Saturday. The couple, who have been dating since 2007, steered clear of showing any Pda and appeared to be chatting with each other as they made their way to the Waterworks showroom on Melrose Place. Charlie also looked to be carrying papers with room dimensions - perhaps they're remodeling their home? We've definitely missed seeing Charlie on the small screen in Sons of Anarchy, but the English actor will be hitting theaters this year in The Lost City of Z with Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson and in 2017 in Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. Keep reading to see Charlie's casual day of home decor shopping, and then check out his hands-down hottest photos and 30 things you may not know about him. »
- Brittney Stephens
Ernst Lubitsch: The movies' lost 'Touch.' Ernst Lubitsch movies on TCM: Classics of a bygone era Ernst Lubitsch and William Cameron Menzies were Turner Classic Movies' “stars” on Jan. 28, '16. (This is a fully revised and expanded version of a post published on that day.) Lubitsch had the morning/afternoon, with seven films; Menzies had the evening/night, also with seven features. (TCM's Ernst Lubitsch schedule can be found further below.) The forgotten 'Touch' As a sign of the times, Ernst Lubitsch is hardly ever mentioned whenever “connoisseurs” (between quotes) discuss Hollywood movies of the studio era. But why? Well, probably because The Lubitsch Touch is considered passé at a time when the sledgehammer approach to filmmaking is deemed “fresh,” “innovative,” “cool,” and “daring” – as if a crass lack of subtlety in storytelling were anything new. Minus the multimillion-dollar budgets, the explicit violence and gore, and the overbearing smugness passing for hipness, »
- Andre Soares
With the entertainment industry currently embroiled in a debate over the lack of diversity in film, UK pay TV network Sky Arts may have picked the wrong time to announce that British actor Joseph Fiennes will play pop icon Michael Jackson in a new half-hour comedy special.
The project, “Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,” will center around an unlikely road trip that Jackson and friends Elizabeth Taylor (Stockard Channing) and Marlon Brando (Brian Cox) allegedly took from New York to Ohio in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
In a statement regarding Fiennes’ casting, Sky Arts said, “‘Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon’ is a Sky Arts comedy which takes a light-hearted look at a reportedly true event; Joseph Fiennes is cast as Michael Jackson. It is part of a series of comedies about unlikely stories from arts and cultural history. Sky Arts gives producers the creative freedom to cast roles as they wish, »
- Variety Staff
Admit it, when you watched "Shakespeare in Love," you thought "That Will Shakespeare actor should play Michael Jackson some day." Congrats, 'cause that day is here!
Believe it or not, British actor Joseph Fiennes will play Michael Jackson -- opposite Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Taylor and Brian Cox as Marlon Brando -- in a road trip comedy called "Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon," following the celebrity trio's rumored cross-country trip after the 9/11 attacks in New York City.
Joseph Fiennes recently described (and defended) the project to WENN:
"I got the script the other day. It's a challenge. It's a comedy. It doesn't poke mean fun but it's a story, possibly urban legend, whereby Michael, Marlon Brando, and Liz Taylor were all together the day before 9/11 doing a concert. Airspace was shut down and they couldn't get out and Michael had the bright idea to go to hire a car and drive. So »
- Gina Carbone
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