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Naomi Watts Reveals Why She Had 'A Real Hard Time With Saying Yes’ To The Ring

8 June 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

It was the hugely successful and extremely terrifying film that made everyone scared to answer their phones. But Naomi Watts says agreeing to her role in The Ring was not an easy decision.

The Book of Henry star sat down with People’s editor-in-chief for the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview to discuss her career and life, saying it took some convincing to get her to take on the role of newspaper reporter Rachel Keller in the 2002 horror film.

“I was having a real hard time with saying yes,” says Watts. “I remember having this conversation with my agent, »

- Jess Cagle Editorial Director PEOPLE and Mia McNiece

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'Beauty and the Beast' Dances Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

6 June 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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 A Cure for Wellness (Gore Verbinski-directed thriller; Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth; rated R) Beauty and the Beast (romantic fantasy; Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson; rated PG) A United Kingdom (drama; David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike; rated PG-13) Land of Mine (historical drama; Roland Moller, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard; rated R) Finding Kim (Lgbtq documentary; Dan Savage, Carmen Carerra; not rated) A Good American (documentary...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Top Monsters In The Movies

6 June 2017 3:19 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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Scary films and monster movies are not only meant for the month of October, and this summer’s selection is proof – It, Annabelle: Creation, It Comes At Night and The Mummy.

The evolution of creature technology and the fundamental role technology have played a huge part in shaping monster movies.

From the evolution of creature technology beginning with King Kong (1933), Bride Of Frankenstein (1935), Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954), Horror Of Dracula (1958), One Million Years B.C. (1966), Planet Of The Apes (1968), The Exorcist (1973), An American Werewolf In London (1981) and Aliens (1986) through the digital age of Jurassic Park (1993), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) and King Kong (2005), audiences love the monsters that grace the silver screen.

In honor of Universal’s The Mummy, opening in theaters this Friday June 9th, we decided to look back at one of our lists of those creepy, loveable characters that fill our dreams and »

- Movie Geeks

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June 6th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include A Cure For Wellness, Archie’S Weird Mysteries: The Complete Series

5 June 2017 6:24 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We have another busy week of Blu-ray and DVD releases to look forward to, with 20 different titles coming home on Tuesday. For those who may have missed it in theaters, Gore Verbinski’s wildly surreal tale of psychological horror, A Cure For Wellness, is coming out on both Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of 20th Century Fox. We also have several indie horror films arriving on June 6th, including The Axe Murders of the Villisca, Aaron’s Blood, Prisoner X, Let Me Make You A Martyr, and Manhattan Undying.

Fahrenheit 451, based on the classic Ray Bradbury story, is being resurrected on DVD in time for its 50th anniversary this week, and for those of you Riverdale fans out there, you might want to check out Mill Creek Entertainment's re-release (this time with digital) of Archie’s Weird Mysteries: The Complete Series.

Other notable home entertainment releases for »

- Heather Wixson

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New to Streaming: ‘Zodiac,’ ‘Dressed to Kill,’ ‘A Cure for Wellness,’ and More

2 June 2017 4:25 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

A Cure for Wellness (Gore Verbinski)

The asylum-based film is a fairly interesting mini-genre to deconstruct. These movies almost always deal with perceptions of reality, questions of the self, and an innate fear of those in positions of power who operate in worlds of the ethereal. The question of the protagonist’s madness is almost always central, and the uncertainty over whether their paranoia is unfounded or justified is »

- The Film Stage

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The troubled production of DreamWorks’ first film

1 June 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jun 14, 2017

DreamWorks launched in a blaze of publicity – but its first film, The Peacemaker, was beset by problems…

Not since United Artists had launched in the 1930s had Hollywood seen anything quite like it. Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg – a trio with a lot of money and a big contacts book between them – came together to launch the first new studio in a generation. It was called DreamWorks Skg, and it was not short on ambition.

Katzenberg would be heading up its animation arm, and soon got to work, with the likes of Antz and The Prince Of Egypt getting things going. But on the live action side, the assumption that Spielberg would exclusively make his films for the studio quickly proved false. Post-the formation of DreamWorks, his first movie as director would instead be The Lost World: Jurassic Park for Universal. Only then would he »

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The Collider Podcast: Episode 90 – ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and Critics “Killing” Box Office

1 June 2017 8:51 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the Pirates franchise, why it's run out of steam, where the new one fails to recreate the magic of Gore Verbinski's trilogy, and more.  We also discuss the recent allegation that critics and Rotten Tomatoes are to blame for the poor box office of films like Pirates 5 and Baywatch. Listen to the latest episode of The Collider Podcast below; click here for last week’s episode ("Alien: Covenant and Ridley Scott"); and click here to find us on … »

- Matt Goldberg

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A Cure For Wellness Blu-ray/DVD release date and features

1 June 2017 6:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Jun 1, 2017

Gore Verbinski's lengthy psychological thriller will be hitting shops in July. Here's what you can expect...

Gore Verbinski, the punk rock teen who sold his electric guitar to buy his first camera and started down the road to an increasingly Marmite filmmaking career, released his latest movie earlier this year. Called A Cure For Wellness, the flick featured rising star Dane DeHaan in the lead role, along with (hello to) Jason Isaacs and Mia Goth

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DeHaan plays an ambitious young executive sent to retrieve a CEO from a mysterious 'wellness centre' in the Swiss Alps, but he starts to suspect that the spa's treatments are not entirely on the up-and-up. Sure enough, he soon finds himself diagnosed with the same illness that »

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Destroy All Monsters: The Long Sad Tale of My Love for Pirates Of The Caribbean

31 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

It started abruptly in the summer of 2003. I had not seen Mouse Hunt, but I had seen The Mexican and The Ring. I sort of thought Gore Verbinski was a terrible director. I definitely thought making a movie out of a theme park ride was a terrible idea. I had not seen a good Johnny Depp movie in a decade or more. (No, I don't like Dead Man.) A week or two passed between the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (good lord, that title is horrifying to this day) and my getting around to seeing it. I wouldn't have bothered at all, except 90% of the people I know told me that not only did I have to,...

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A Cure for Wellness Floats in the "Tank" and on Home Entertainment Formats this June 6th!

30 May 2017 2:11 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Gore Verbinski's (The Ring, 2002)) A Cure for Wellness is coming to home entertainment formats. The film will be made available, on DVD and Blu-ray, in early June. The film is a mind-bender as one executive attempts to track down a hospitalized CEO. The executive is also restrained in an isolated castle, by medical staff. The film centrally stars: Jason Isaacs, Dane DeHaan and Mia Goth. And, a preview of the film's latest launch is hosted here. Two new clips have been released for A Cure for Wellness. The clip, titled "Tank," is below. It shows Lockhart (DeHaan) being positioned in a sensory deprivation tank. A scientist describes the purpose of the tank as a type of rehabilitation. But, these experiments might not be voluntary. The home entertainment release will host a number of extras.The Blu-ray and DVD special features will include a number of deleted scenes, along with »

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Original 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Stars on Regrets, Triumphs and a $2 Million Snack Budget

28 May 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

When Disney's original Pirates of the Caribbean was released in 2003, the tale following a rowdy group of pirates throughout the seas was almost as much of an adventure behind the scenes as it was onscreen.

Under the vision of director Gore Verbinski, an original trio of films (grossing $2.75 billion worldwide) were made following Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow through a swashbuckling adventure that continues with release of the fifth installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales, which hit theaters on Friday.

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) may not have been where he is today without the help of some »

- Arlene Washington

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Three Ways to Fix the Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

27 May 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with the release of the fifth instalment [read our review here], Ben Robins suggests three ways to fix the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise…

Despite being one of Disney’s mainline franchises for nearly 15 years, building sequel after sequel into what is now a multi-billion dollar series, the old-timey, Johnny Depp-led Pirates of the Caribbean is in something of a tricky place. Caught between different generations of fans and apparently now incapable of catering to all, the latest instalment, this week’s Salazar’s Revenge has seemingly confirmed what 2011’s On Stranger Tides quite seriously hinted towards: in terms of quality, Depp and co. are pretty much lost without a paddle.

There’s no denying that the Pirates movies are money-makers, and I’m sure good movie or bad, they’ll still be raking in the dough for many years to come (arguably the worst in the series ended up as the »

- Ben Robins

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Pirates Of The Caribbean Co-Director Espen Sandberg On The A Pressure Of Hopping On This Franchise

26 May 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

Disclaimer: This post contains minor spoilers for the latest Pirates movie.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth entry in the long-running Pirates series, and the second one not to be directed by franchise-starter Gore Verbinski (the first being 2011's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides). Given the big name surrounding this franchise, it was undoubtedly a hard gig to lock down for co-directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. We at Lrm had a chance to sit down with co-director Sandberg, and right off the bat, we asked that very question.

Lrm: How did you manage to get it?

Sandberg: Joachim and I chased the movie because we heard that they were going to make a Pirates, and we got hold of the script, and we absolutely loved it, then we started calling basically Disney and Jerry [Bruckheimer] to be allowed to pitch our take on it. »

- Nancy Tapia

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Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

26 May 2017 10:27 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) is easily one of the best Hollywood blockbusters of the last twenty years. That film by director Gore Verbinski mixed a fun and sprawling plot with incredibly entertaining and surprisingly three-dimensional characters. It is an immensely re-watchable movie with its quick-witted dialogue and memorable action set pieces. It was a huge surprise back in 2003, and Disney didn’t know it at the time, but they had a gigantic blockbuster franchise on their hands. Even though the second and third installments, Dead Man’s Chest (2006) and At World’s End (2007), are polarizing films, I was, and remain, a huge fan of both. They continued the adventures of all the great characters from the first installment and each felt incredibly different in tone and style. Then there was the garbage fire fourth installment, On Stranger Tides (2011), which felt completely like a cash »

- Scott Davis

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Review

26 May 2017 5:21 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

L-r: Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) threatens and Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Photo: Peter Mountain. © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Pirates of the Caribbean” sets sail for one more adventure at sea, in what is being hinted to be the final chapter in the franchise, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The result is mixed, with the good being Javier Bardem and Geoffrey Rush as villains, great visual effects, and a nice, satisfying ending. The bad being having to endure an over-long, nonsensical plot with sporadic moments of entertainment to get there.

Ok, everyone has a guilty pleasure, and mine might be pirates. As a fan of all things pirate, including silly pirate movies, it was a delight when the first Pirates Of The Caribbean, Disney’s attempt to turn an amusement park ride into a movie, »

- Cate Marquis

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Baywatch’ Take On Memorial Day: Which Beach Will Win?

25 May 2017 8:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Baywatch” lead what could be the best Memorial Day weekend in three years. But as holidays go, Memorial Day isn’t what it used to be.

The schedule’s changed. More of the top summer releases go for early May, and given that many studio blockbusters must divide their loyalties between the international and domestic calendars, the last weekend of May has lost some of its appeal.

Holding the record for the biggest-ever opening on Memorial Day weekend is “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” in 2007. This the first “Pirates” in six years; is the audience still there? (We’ve seen the pessimistic take on that question with “Alien: Covenant,” which came five years after its last.)

Read More: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Review: ‘Kon-Tiki’ Directors Right the Ship in Pleasantly Surprising Sequel »

- Tom Brueggemann

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'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' — THR's 2003 Review

25 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On June 28, 2003, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films brought the original Pirates of the Caribbean movie to audiences nationwide.

Director Gore Verbinski's adaptation of the Disneyland ride opened to $13.5 million, marking the best Wednesday opening of the year. The Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley starrer went on to put $305.4 million domestically in its box office treasure chest and would earn Depp an Oscar nomination for his now-iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below:

Since the previous Walt Disney Co. film based on one of its theme park attractions was the unbearable The Country Bears, Pirates of the Caribbean: The »

- THR Staff

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The behind the scenes battles of Pirates Of The Caribbean

24 May 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison May 25, 2017

The Pirates Of The Caribbean movies have not been easy films to make....

As Michael Bolton once belted out: “This is the tale of Captain Jack Sparrow.” The Pirates Of The Caribbean film was a surprise sleeper hit in 2003, astounding the higher-ups at Disney who had long been sceptical of how a pirate movie, based on a ride at Disneyland, would appeal to audiences.

Off the back of this success, the sequels only got more ambitious and expensive in scale, with their use of practical effects and convoluted character dynamics serving to complicate the adventure format, with mixed results. It shouldn't shock you then, to hear that each of the movies released so far had some serious behind-the-scenes battles to make them shipshape.

The fifth and apparently final instalment, Salazar's Revenge (or Dead Men Tell No Tales), has had some very public battles before it has even been released, »

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Movie Review: Pirates Of The Caribbean slogs out to sea for the fifth time in Dead Men Tell No Tales

23 May 2017 1:20 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Plot is never the best part of a Pirates Of The Caribbean movie. It’s always some mumbo jumbo about maritime curses, lost treasure, and seafaring ghosts—and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth entry in this long-running series adapted from a Disneyland ride, is in no way different. Returning to the basic formula of the three Pirates films directed by Gore Verbinski, in which Johnny Depp’s louche and campy Jack Sparrow played second banana to an insipid love story, Dead Men Tell No Tales finds the dipsomaniacal pirate trading away his magical compass—the one that leads anyone who holds it to what they need most—for a bottle of rum, thereby freeing a ghostly Spanish ship of the line from the Devil’s Triangle. The requisite dull courtship comes courtesy of Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), the son of Orlando Bloom and Keira »

- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

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‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Is A Tedious, Rudderless Blockbuster Sequel [Review]

22 May 2017 9:26 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

An expensive, over-the-top “adaptation” of a theme park ride, Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” seemed all but doomed to fail in 2003. The knives were out, the critics were skeptical, and the idea of story cobbled out of kiddie ride seemed preposterous. Astonishingly, and against all odds, director Gore Verbinski invigorated the often-dismissed pirate genre, with a cavalier spirit and rollicking, cartoonish exuberance. Add the surprisingly inspired performance by Johnny Depp as the almost immediately iconic Jack Sparrow and the result was swashbuckling entertainment with a capital E.

Continue reading ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Is A Tedious, Rudderless Blockbuster Sequel [Review] at The Playlist. »

- Rodrigo Perez

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