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Blu-ray Release Details for The Phantom of the Opera, Starring Robert Englund

17 December 2014 8:42 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory has detailed their February 2015 release of The Phantom of the Opera, starring Robert Englund:

“Los Angeles, CA – Get ready, Freddy. Scream Factory is going to the opera! A Blu-ray release of The Phantom of the Opera, including several bonus features, has been announced for release on February 17, 2015.

Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Galaxy of Terror, Freddy vs. Jason) assumes the classic role of The Phantom in this shocking, nerve-jangling retelling of Gaston Leroux’s timeless tale of music, madness and murder.

An aspiring opera singer finds herself transported back to Victorian-era London – and into the arms of a reclusive, disfigured maestro determined to make her a star. The silver-throated Christine (Jill Schoelen, The Stepfather) enjoys success through the arrangements of her new lover (Englund)… until she realizes that he has been committing unspeakably grisly murders in her honor and won’t stop until he’s completed his masterpiece… »

- Jonathan James

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TV News: Vikings, Sons, Ark, Wet, Saul

16 December 2014 9:51 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Vikings

History has announced that its historical action drama series "Vikings" is set to kick off its ten-episode third season on Thursday February 19th at 10pm.

Several new characters are joining this year including Lagertha's second-in-command Kalf (Ben Robson), a wanderer named Harbard (Kevin Durand), Emperor Charles of France (Lothaire Bluteau), and Charles' daughter Princess Gisla (Morgane Polanski). [Source: TV Line]

Sons of Anarchy

FX's biker drama "Sons of Anarchy" came to a close this past weekend and now Live+3 ratings are in. Unsurprisingly the show broke more ratings records with its seventh season and series finale.

The series averaged 9.26 million viewers with than 6 million among adults 18-49, just ahead of this season's premiere with 9.25 million viewers. This final season averaged 7.54 million viewers in Live+3, up from the 6.98 million in Live+3 for the sixth season. [Source: The Live Feed]

Space Ark

Channel 4 has commissioned a pilot for "Space Ark,"a sci-fi sitcom following the only survivors »

- Garth Franklin

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'Wet Hot American Summer' Netflix Series Moves Forward

15 December 2014 4:10 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Seven months after it was first announced that Netflix is planning a 10-episode TV series sequel for the 2001 indie comedy Wet Hot American Summer, E! Online reports that the series is now moving forward. Production is scheduled to begin in January, although none of the original cast members from Wet Hot American Summer have been confirmed to return quite yet. David Wain, who made his feature directorial debut with Wet Hot American Summer, is executive producing alongside Michael Showalter, who co-wrote the movie with David Wain, Jonathan Stern, Peter Principato and Howard Bernstein.

Back in June, Michael Showalter revealed they plan on bringing the entire original cast back, which includes Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, Michael Ian Black, Zak Orth, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Amy Poehler, Joe Lo Truglio, Elizabeth Banks and Bradley Cooper. Michael Showalter also revealed that the entire 10-episode series will take place on the first day of camp, »

- MovieWeb

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Wet Hot American Summer Miniseries Moving Ahead At Netflix

15 December 2014 3:50 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Continuing its swift domination of the world’s collective free time, Netflix is apparently moving ahead with a miniseries that will serve as a follow-up to David Wain’s beloved 2001 cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer. E! News reports that the series, which will either be a prequel or a sequel to the original film, is set to begin production this January.

Wet Hot American Summer, though hardly seen at the time of its release, starred a ridiculous number of actors who would go on to become comedy A-listers, including Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper and Elizabeth Banks. One would imagine that most or all of the cast members would return for this series, though none of them have yet been confirmed (Netflix also has yet to comment).

In addition to the aforementioned stars, the original film starred Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garafalo, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Molly Shannon, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Wet Hot American Summer Miniseries Moving Forward at Netflix

15 December 2014 3:19 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Netflix has two bona fide original series hits on its hands with House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, but the streaming service is also very much in the business of “adapting” existing IP.  Netflix gave us the fourth season of Arrested Development, it premiered the fourth and final season of The Killing, and it’s also home to the sixth season of The Clone Wars.  While it continues to develop its own original programming in-house (including The Wachowski Siblings’ Sense8 and a slate of Marvel shows), it appears that Netflix is set to continue another existing property: Wet Hot American Summer.  We heard earlier this year that discussions were taking place to produce a TV series continuation of David Wain’s star-studded 2001 cult comedy, and now word comes that Netflix is indeed moving forward with a sequel miniseries.  More after the jump. The folks over at E! »

- Adam Chitwood

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Wet Hot American Summer Sequel Series Moving Forward at Netflix

15 December 2014 2:09 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Looks like the Wet Hot American Summer sequel you've been dreaming of since 2001 is moving forward at Netflix!  The cult-hit film starring Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and other notable stars is slated to get a miniseries that will begin production in January, sources reveal to E! News. (Netflix has not yet commented.) So far, none of the original cast has been confirmed to appear. However, during a Reddit Ama two years ago, co-writer David Wain said the original cast would return for the planned sequel. The movie's cast included co-writer Michael Showalter, Poehler, Cooper, Christopher Meloni, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Janeane Garofalo, Marguerite Moreau, Michael Ian Black, Ken »

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Television that Home Video Forgot: Cracking Up (2004)

6 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Cracking Up

Showcase Inventory

Created by Mike White

Produced by 20th Century Fox, Brad Grey Television

Aired on Fox March 9, 2004- April 5, 2004

Series ran 6 (of 12) episodes over one season (6 unaired)

Cast

Jason Schwartzman as Ben Baxter

Jake Sandvig as Preston Shackleton

Molly Shannon as Lesley Shackleton

Christopher McDonald as Ted Shackleton

Caitlin Wachs as Chloe Shackleton

David Walton as Liam Connor

Show Premise

Ben Baxter is a psychology major in college, where he takes on a child client as his term project. As part of the assignment, Ben agrees to move in with the child’s family in order to analyze his psychosis, but he quickly discovers that his patient isn’t really the one that he should be studying—it’s the rest of his family that are the real textbook mental cases. Ben becomes intrigued by the family and all their neurosis until he is overwhelmed by the »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Competition Line-up Revealed

4 December 2014 7:49 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The competition movie line-up has been revealed for the  2015 Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 22nd to February 1st 2015. Below the announcement video you'll find the U.S. and World Competition categories, as well as the Next section.

Out of the 12,166 submissions that the festival received this year only 185 were selected. It looks like there are going to be a lot of great films this year. I always enjoy going to Sundance because you never know what film gems are just waiting to be seen.

U.S. Dramatic Competition

Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film.

Advantageous / U.S.A. (Director: Jennifer Phang, Screenwriters: Jacqueline Kim, Jennifer Phang) — In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, »

- Joey Paur

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Line-Up Announced: Pictures and Previews

3 December 2014 2:46 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Today the first wave of titles playing at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival were announced and while the majority of the titles are new to me the names in front of the camera most certainly are not as you'll see the likes of Michael Fassbender, Nicole Kidman, Saoirse Ronan, Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Jack Black, James Marsden, Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Jemaine Clement, Sarah Silverman, Toni Collette, Vincent Cassell and many, many more among the titles featured. I have collected several photos from many of the films playing the festival, which will take place from January 22 - February 1 in Utah next year. Today's selection includes the U.S. Dramatic Competition, U.S. Documentary Competition, World Cinema Dramatic Competition, World Cinema Documentary Competition and Next program. I'll be adding a few more pictures soon enough, but for now, have a look and see what stands out. »

- Brad Brevet

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Sundance 2015: First Images from The D Train, Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, I Smile Back, and The Overnight

3 December 2014 2:03 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Sundance just announced the lineup for its U.S. Competition category for the upcoming 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and in the process they unveiled first look images from some of the films that will debut in Park City.  Briefly: The D Train – Written and directed by Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel; Starring Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, and Kyle Bornheimer. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon; Starring Thomas Mann, Rj Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, and Molly Shannon. I Smile Back – Directed by Adam Salky; Starring Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Thomas Sadoski, Mia Barron, Terry Kinney, and Chris Sarandon. The Overnight – Written and Directed by Patrick Brice; Starring Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, and Judith Godreche. Check out the images and synopses after the jump. The D Train / U.S.A. (Directors and screenwriters: Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel) — With his 20th reunion looming, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Sundance 2015 Lineup Revealed

3 December 2014 1:33 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

America’s hottest and most eagerly anticipated film festival is nearly upon us! Running January 22 to February 1, 2015 in Park City, Utah, the annual Sundance Film Festival has launched its initial lineup of in-competition films in the Dramatic, World Cinema, Documentary and Next slates. In all, 66 films were announced in this initial lineup, with the Premieres and Documentary Premieres arriving December 8 and the Short Film slate arriving December 9.

Among the lineup, as always, are some intriguing prospects. The Us Dramatic Competition features films starring stars such as Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine (Z for Zachariah), Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor (The D Train), Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni, Kristen Wiig (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman (The Overnight), and Sarah Silverman (I Smile Back), among many others, and new films from recently hot directors including Alfonso-Gomez Rejon, Andrew Bujalski, and Craig Zobel. »

- Brian Welk

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Sundance ’15: Zobel, Bujalski, Brice & Kris Swanberg Among U.S. Dramatic Competition

3 December 2014 1:16 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Last year, it was Damien Chazelle’s richly texturized, foot-tapping, finger-snapping sophomore pic Whiplash that instantly became the “it” film to beat in the sixteen competition offerings. In 2015, we have Sundance habituals in James C. Strouse, Craig Zobel and Andrew Bujalski measuring up against Park City feature film first-timers in Marielle Heller, Patrick Brice, Chloé Zhao, Nikole Beckwith and Kris Swanberg. Here are the sixteen offerings in the 2015 U.S. Dramatic Competition:

Advantageous / U.S.A. (Director: Jennifer Phang, Screenwriters: Jacqueline Kim, Jennifer Phang) — In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world. Cast: Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Freya Adams, Ken Jeong, Jennifer Ehle, Samantha Kim.

The Bronze / U.S.A. (Director: Bryan Buckley, Screenwriters: Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch) — In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero »

- Eric Lavallee

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Sundance 2015: Jack Black, Kristen Wiig and Sarah Silverman lead the laugh pack to Park City

3 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Over the past three decades, the Sundance Film Festival has transcended its humble origins as founder Robert Redford’s field of art house movie dreams to become North America’s vanguard showcase for independent cinema. Just ask Owen Wilson or Steven Soderbergh, Amy Adams or Quentin Tarantino, all of whom got their starts at the fest: it’s the place where seriousness of intent and raw talent combust under the blinding world spotlight to create new stars. But a funny thing happened on the way to the fest’s 2015 installment, which kicks off in Park City on Jan. 22. An influx »

- Chris Lee

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Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2015 Competition, Next Lineups

3 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A funny thing happened on the way to Park City: The general upsurge of comedians in the independent film world wound up playing a major role in shaping the 2015 Sundance Film Festival program, per fest director John Cooper and director of programming Trevor Groth.

The effect can be felt across all aspects of the feature lineup, which boasts a total of 118 films (103 of them world premieres), but especially among the 16 titles set to screen in the always buzzy U.S. dramatic competition. That’s one of the four juried slates (including U.S. documentary, World Cinema dramatic and World Cinema documentary) unveiled today along with the festival’s noncompetitive Next section.

“There are probably more comedies in the dramatic competition than ever before,” Groth said, citing such titles as “Results,” a romantic laffer from mumblecore auteur Andrew Bujalski, with Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders as a pair of personal trainers; Patrick Brice’s “The Overnight, »

- Justin Chang

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Sundance unveils Us, World and Next line-ups

3 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New films from Nicole Kidman, Michael Fassbender, Louie Psihoyos and Sebastian Silva are featured in the festival’s line-up of Us and world competition strands and the Next programme.

Sundance Film Festival director John Cooper and head of programming Trevor Groth have unleashed their first volley of films in what will be a 118-strong line-up overall culled from 12,166 submissions. Of these, 103 features are world premieres. The festival will run January 22 to February 1.

Us Dramatic Competition includes Craig Zobel’s post-apocalytpic tale Z For Zachariah starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine; Jack Black in comedy The D Train; and Kristen Wiig in the 1970s San Francisco-set coming-of-age story The Diary Of A Teenage Girl.

Other likely highlights are Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s The Stanford Prison Experiment starring Billy Crudup and Ezra Miller; and Saoirse Ronan in Stockholm, Pennsylvania, about a young woman who returns to live with her parents after she is freed from her abductor of 17 years »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Z for Zachariah,' 'The Bronze' lead 2015 Sundance Film Festival U.S. dramatic slate

3 December 2014 12:58 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Sundance Film Institute announced the U.S. dramatic, world dramatic, U.S. documentary, world documentary and Next selections for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival today. The premier film festival in the United States, Sundance is coming off a banner 2014 edition that brought films earning year-end kudos such as "Whiplash," "Boyhood," "Dear White People," "Obvious Child" and "The Skeleton Twins" into the world. The 2015 slate just looks just as intriguing and, according to the festival, perhaps more emotional and challenging. In a statement from the Institute, the festival's director, John Cooper, remarked, "The selections for our 2015 Festival will take audiences on a wild ride of emotional extremes. With approaches ranging from comedic to dramatic, genre to documentary, experimental to short, independent filmmakers are bravely illuminating new opportunities for understanding and empathy.” Festival founder and cinema icon Robert Redford added, "The work of independent artists inevitably reflects the state of our culture »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Scream Factory Delays The Phantom of the Opera (1989) Blu-ray Release

22 November 2014 9:09 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Though he’s best known for playing the man of your nightmares, prolific actor Robert Englund has played a plethora of memorable roles over his impressive career, including his turn as the titular villain in 1989’s The Phantom of the Opera. Scream Factory is bringing Dwight H. Little’s take of Gaston Leroux’s classic novel to Blu-ray, but it will now take a little longer than anticipated.

Initially set to be released on January 13th, Scream Factory’s Blu-ray of The Phantom of the Opera will now come out on February 17th. Extras will be announced next month. In the meantime, we have the official cover art and the delay announcement from Scream Factory:

“Slight delay for our upcoming release of The Phantom Of The Opera. Originally slated for 1/13, it will now move to 2/17. Our apologies for the extension but we are trying to make it the best possible »

- Derek Anderson

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The Middle Season 6 Episode 7 Review: “Thanksgiving VI”

20 November 2014 9:04 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

A floor sink and tiny table should’ve been reason enough for the Hecks to spend their Thanksgiving in a restaurant.  In the past, they usually celebrate holidays with extended family coming over but it’s obvious that we don’t need Molly Shannon or Norm MacDonald to make another unforgettable holiday episode of The Middle. The kids’ significant others (plus Devin Levin) join the immediate family at the $7.99 buffet.  Sue is somehow only just noticing that her dad doesn’t like Darrin.  I suppose Mike never made his digs at Darrin before when Sue was in the room, but it’s cute to see Sue so stressed over trying to make the two of them bond.  It only gets worse when Darrin tells the waiters it was Mike’s birthday so that they would sing to him.  I don’t know about you, but I also hate when that happens. »

- Jen

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Kevin James' new 'Paul Blart Mall Cop 2' trailer is this generation's 'Die Hard'

14 November 2014 10:03 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Kevin James is back as America's favorite minimum wage security guard in the upcoming "2 Paul 2 Blart." Fine, that's not the real title, but we have to come up with some way to amuse ourselves during this endless 2-minute trailer. This time, Blart is in scenic Las Vegas, Nevada, where he works to protect the fat cats at the Wynn® Hotel (there's also a nice shot of a Dior® store) with the help of some fellow security guards. This spin on the "Die Hard" formula finds James showing off his formidable Segway skills, fighting exotic birds, punching old ladies really hard, and listening to Minikiss.  It also stars Molly Shannon, Neal McDonough, Daniella Alonso and David Henrie. The first "Blart" made off with nearly $150 million at the domestic box office, so we have no one to blame but ourselves. Full disclosure: I rented it from Redbox, so I admit I'm part of the problem. »

- Dave Lewis

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Watch Kevin James bring his Segway to Vegas in 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2'

13 November 2014 6:28 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In the sequel to 2009's mall cop comedy, the well-intentioned Paul Blart is fleeing Burlington Mall for Las Vegas, the land of high stakes, stilettos, and, most importantly, "the finest security this side of the Mississip." But worry not -- he's bringing his Segway with him. In addition to making everyone really want their own Segway, Paul Blart: Mall Cop brought in more than $183 million at the worldwide box office. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, directed by Andy Fickman, is slated for an April 17, 2015, release. In addition to Kevin James as the titular mall cop, it also stars Molly Shannon, »

- Emily Blake

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