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A Supernatural thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself. Starring: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mía Maestro, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Jack Kesy and Natalie Brown. LEEE777 - The Strain "Intruders" airs tonight at 10/9c on FX. The Strain is a vampire horror novel by Guillermo del Toro and also published by Dark Horse comics. »
We already know that when Pacific Rim 2 stomps through theaters in 2017, it.s going to be big. It.s a movie about giant monsters battling giant mechanical warriors, how can it not be massive? However, if director and mastermind Guillermo del Toro has his way, the franchise will get even bigger: he wants to bring Godzilla into the fold. Even months ahead of the release of the first Pacific Rim, and more than a year in front of Gareth Edward.s Godzilla reboot, the Hellboy director was talking about the possibilities. Moviepilot just put together an argument (we made a very similar case a few years back) for how and why this could happen, and pulled this quote del Toro gave in an interview with Collider back in 2013. Riffing on the possibility, he said: So far with the sequel, what we.re writing, what we.re creating, is very different, »
Universal Pictures is having a banner year. They set some pretty big industry records, wrecking the box office with their franchise sequels and one very sly biopic that no one saw coming. Now, they are ready to unleash their fall and holiday slate, which runs from September to November. They're going to tap out early, with nothing set for release in December. That's okay. They've already done better than any other studio in 2015. They could take the rest of the year off, and it still wouldn't matter.
But they're not going to do that. Traditionally, fall movies are all about Oscar. It's the awards season, and most studios are ready to flaunt their drama-heavy fare. Universal is taking a slightly different approach. While they have a few Academy Award contenders coming our way over the course of the next three months, they seem more interested in keeping the big blockbuster train moving. »
Warning! This article contains awesomeness overload! So you know how we all watched Pacific Rim and wished that Godzilla would show up to make things even more crazy? Well, our wish may be coming true. In an interview with MoviePilot, in regards… Continue Reading →
- David Gelmini
Lucio Fulci fans will not want to miss the Frizzi 2 Fulci live shows taking place in Austin and Hollywood this fall. Not only will composer Fabio Frizzi lead an orchestra for performances of music from Fulci's most memorable movies, but the latter show at Beyond Fest will also feature a 35mm screening of The Beyond Director's Cut.
Composer Fabio Frizzi will make his Us performing debuts at the Frizzi 2 Fulci shows, taking place October 2nd in Austin and October 4th at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood (which will also include a special 35mm screening of The Beyond Director's Cut).
Backed by an eight-piece orchestra, Frizzi will lead performances of music from popular Fulci films, including The Beyond, City of the Living Dead, Zombi 2, and more. To learn more about the Austin show, visit https://www.eventbrite.com, and to learn more about the Hollywood show, head to http://beyondfest. »
- Derek Anderson
Director’s La calle de la amargura to be presented Out of Competition.
The ceremony will take place before the world premiere of his latest film, La calle de la amargura, which will be presented Out of Competition on Sept 10 in the Sala Grande.
Ripstein’s 1996 Deep Crimson competed for the Venice Golden Lion, while The Virgin Of Lust played in 2002, picking up a special mention.
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The year has been a stunning success for Universal with a market share of more than 28% domestically.
Universal has the top film of the year with “Jurassic World” at $639.8 million, which leads Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” by nearly $200 million. It has four other titles in the top 10 — No. 3, “Furious 7” ($352.6 million); No. 6, Illumination’s “Minions” ($321.1 million); No. 8, “Pitch Perfect 2” ($183.8 million) and No. 10, “Fifty Shades of Grey” ($166.2 million).
Wednesday’s announcement comes two days after Universal Pictures Intl. set a new record for the highest-grossing year ever at the international box office with $3.78 billion.
Universal noted that it posted six of the 10 biggest domestic openings of the year led by “Jurassic World” ($208.7 million); No. 3, “Furious 7′ ($147.2 million); No. 4, Illumination’s “Minions” ($115.7 million); No. »
- Dave McNary
The great Mexican director Arturo Ripstein, one of the world’s most resilient auteurs, wil be honored at the 72nd Venice Festival with a Biennale Award to celebrate a 50-year-old career which began in 1965 with “Tiempo deMorir,” written by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and continues 50 years later with his latest feature, “La calle de la amargura,” which plays out of competition.
“Arturo Ripstein is the most vital, tenacious and original director of the generation that made its debut in the mid-Sixties, the heir of the golden age of Mexican studio films and the forerunner of the new generation of contemporary authors such as Carlos Reygadas, Guillermo del Toro and Nicolas Pereda, each of whom in their own way, recognizes the profound debt that they owe to his work,” Venice Fest director Alberto Barbera commented.
Barbera went on: “In his so many unforgettable films, most of them co-written with Paz Alicia Garciadiego, »
- John Hopewell
Guillermo del Toro’s bloodsucking series has blood and guts aplenty, but the most pressing concern is Toronto’s ferocious weather
“Where can oi get sam facking caffee!” The Canadian assistant director mimics my question in Van Dyke-ian mockerney, tugging imaginary braces. I am from Doncaster. I’d asked for the coffee because it’s February in Toronto, and it is cold. Very cold. Today it’s around minus 10. Some of my extremities are numb. Others: awol.
I’m visiting the studio where the second series of The Strain – Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s adaptation of their own trilogy of vampire novels – is being filmed. Having heard tales of Del Toro’s friendliness, I’m looking forward to meeting him. “He’s great, very blue collar,” says Jack Kesy, who plays Bolivar, a goth rock star-turned-bloodsucker henchman. Kesy looks fairly buff and blue-collar himself, so I’m inclined to believe him. »
- Luke Holland
Horizon looks at Ocd – A Monster In My Mind, Dr Richard Clay presents A Brief History Of Graffiti and reflections on a classic novel in Hey, Boo: Harper Lee And To Kill A Mockingbird. Plus: Guillermo del Toro’s dark fantasy The Strain returns and moody French cop drama Witnesses concludes
There were nine in the tent and the little one said, “But the oven didn’t get hot enough. It wasn’t my fault. I’ll gouge you with this croquembouche …” It’s dessert week and the signature challenge is puddingy scourge, the creme brulee. The technical challenge, a spanische windtorte, is literally something Mary Berry made up to induce panic and the groping for English-to-foreign dictionaries. She’s not as nice as she looks. The end game is cheesecake Jenga: not just baking but balancing baking. Fiends. Julia Raeside
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- Julia Raeside, John Robinson, Jack Seale, David Stubbs, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Andrew Mueller, Jonathan Wright, Paul Howlett
This might be sad news for some, but Jared Leto's time spent on the set of Suicide Squad as The Joker has come to an end. He's had a lot of fun portraying the Clown Prince, and the stories he's provided the press over the past few months could possibly end up being more entertaining than the movie itself. And they'll surely fuel a few fun behind-the-scenes retrospectives. But now it's time for the actor to say goodbye to DC Comics' most iconic villain as the movie officially wraps. Will he turn in a performance that stands side-by-side with the other great actors who have inhabited the role? We'll have to see. For now, he's leaving the Gotham madman behind, with just a few snippets of green hair left on his stylist's floor.
Jared Leto whispered a quiet 'Goodbye' as he shook off the insane creature that had »
After a series of similarly impressive feats, Universal Pictures has broken a new record for the highest-grossing international box office year ever with $3.78 billion - and it's only August.
Including American receipts - known as "domestic returns" by those in the business - Universal's Smaug-esque pile of gold currently stands at around $5.5 billion.
This is without a superhero franchise on the go, the mainstay for many other studios (Disney's McU, Fox's X-Men and Warner's DC back catalogue).
The biggest winners for the studio include:
Jurassic World $1.623 billion
Fast and Furious 7 $1.512 billion
Minions $990.2 million
Fifty Shades of Grey $569.7 million
The only films to rival Universal's world domination are Disney's Avengers: Age Of Ultron with $1.401 billion - seen by many as a disappointment after the first Avengers' $1.519 billion - and Inside Out, which stands at $689.9 million currently.
Even in the non-blockbuster stakes, the studio is still hitting it out of the park, »
On October 16th critically acclaimed and award-winning director Guillermo del Toro returns to his Gothic roots in the upcoming thriller Crimson Peak. But a few days before, on October 13th, Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness arrives from Insight Editions… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
If you’re still depressed about the cancellation of the Hideo Kojima/Guillermo del Toro collaboration Silent Hills, then here’s just the thing to cheer you up. Or not. A trailer has been unveiled for a new Silent Hill Pachinko game. Pachinko… Continue Reading →
The post Trailer for New Silent Hill Arcade Game Is Weird appeared first on Dread Central. »
- David Gelmini
The studio has topped the previous record of $3.73 billion set by 20th Century Fox’s 2014 year-end international grosses, achieving the new record more than four months before the end of the calendar year.
Universal has four of the year’s top five international grossers — “Fast and Furious 7” ($1.2 billion), “Jurassic World” ($983.5 million), “Minions” ($670.2 million) and “Fifty Shades of Grey” ($404.1 million). Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” took in the third highest global gross this year with $944 million.
The studio noted that it had four No. 1 worldwide openings, and has been No. 1 at the international box office for 10 weeks, more than any other studio. It also has set records for the fastest a studio has ever reached $2 billion and $3 billion at the international box office. »
- Dave McNary
A long-standing cultural paranoia has come to pass amid The Strain’s strigoi siege: A popular goth-rocker is, in fact, an evil demon seeking to insidiously infect the minds and hearts of his followers. That would be the show’s ostensible Marilyn Manson stand-in, Bolivar, whom the Master has selected as his latest vessel. During a showdown with Quinlan, the newly rejuvenated lord of darkness explains that he selected Gabe on account of his loyalty. Although it’d suffice perfectly fine if Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan kept Bolivar around purely to achieve the aforementioned satire. Either way, the Master 2.0 looks pretty badass, so it’s an upgrade for both him and the host. (We will miss you, Robert Maillet.)At the Throggs Neck warehouse that’s currently doubling as a feeler nursery, the Master and Eichhorst find themselves staring down Setrakian and Quinlan several yards away. It’s »
- Kenny Herzog
The impressive $27.4 million opening in China by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Terminator: Genisys” on Sunday reminded me of an off-the-record comment by an executive at a film company heavily invested in China a few years ago. “Chinese moviegoers love big metal things that clank,” he said, “especially if they go fast.” I didn’t give it much thought because, unless we’re talking about the French and Jerry Lewis, broad generalizations about the tastes of an entire populace are rarely valid. But I recalled it when Guillermo del Toro’s giant robot epic “Pacific Rim” made $100 million in China for Warner Bros. and launched a. »
- Todd Cunningham
This week sees a host of old favourites coming back to a TV screen near you.
Monday - Yonderland, Sky1 at 8pm
The second series draws to a close in this episode - but with an open ending, viewers will be left eagerly anticipating a third series.
In 'Careful What You Wish For', Debbie is once again late to tea, while the people of Yonderland are left in distress as the Evil Imperatrix reveals the extent of her dastardly plan.
Tuesday - Educating Cardiff, Channel 4 at 9pm
The Educating... series is back with a bang, as the cameras head to Wales for the new series.
Head teacher of Willows High School in Cardiff Joy Ballard is desperate to keep things running smoothly - »
Cuse told Digital Spy, "Originally we were thinking of each book being one season," Cuse revealed, "and then as we got into it, Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and I talked about it being five seasons instead... We have a very definite end-point in mind," he added. "We need to see this story come to its conclusion and I think five seasons will be just about the right amount of time."
The Strain TV show is based on a trilogy of novels of the same name by Del Toro and Hogan. Cuse says that the plan is for the second novel to be covered in seasons two and three while the final novel will be covered in »
Way back in June, when Suicide Squad was only midway through shooting, it was widely reported that Jared Leto, a method actor who likes to stay in character, had sent some of his costars creepy gifts. Now, the clown prince of crime is back up to his old tricks. The latest recipient is Jay Hernandez, who doesn't seem to bothered by the madman's twisted generosity.
In Suicide Squad, Jay Hernandez plays El Diablo, a member of Task Force X. The team consists of a group of super villains who have been tasked with a secret mission by the government in exchange for their freedom. But there is a catch. This is an impossible mission, and it's unlikely that any of them will come home in anything other than a body bag. Jay Hernandez shared his gift from the Joker while on set in Toronto, where shooting is nearing it's end. »
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