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Will Benedict Cumberbatch join the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe or not? While at the San Diego Comic Con to plug his new animated film "Penguins of Madagascar," the fan favorite "Sherlock" star was inevitably asked to confirm or deny rumors that he's in the running to play Marvel's "Doctor Strange" on the big screen. “As far as I’m aware, even if that was the case, it couldn’t work out because I’m doing a little play called ‘Hamlet’ in London," he told MTV. "So I don’t think I could even if that was in the cards. It sounds like a fantastic project. It’s a shame if I miss out, but who knows?” He also sidestepped a question about even meeting with Marvel. “I couldn’t possibly comment," Cumberbatch said, which many fans will no doubt translate as "I've met with them." It's not exactly a flat-out denial, »
- Dave Lewis
Now in theaters, is Deliver Us From Evil, a supernatural crime thriller that writer/director Scott Derrickson describes, “Serpico meets The Exorcist.” While this may seem like the most unlikely pairing since Abbot and Costello first encountered The Wolfman, it’s actually a pretty good assessment of the film’s tone and style. The Jerry Bruckheimer production tells the very-loosely-based-on-fact story of Ralph Sarchie, (Eric Bana) a hardboiled Police Sargent from the Bronx who, - with the help of a knife-wielding partner (Joel McHale) and the guidance of a Priest (Edgar Ramirez) carrying a dark past of his own - slowly discovers that the perp in his latest murder investigation just might be Satan himself. As the walls close in and the bodies pile up, Sarchie and his cohorts race against time to find the culprit and protect his own family (Oliver Munn). Recently, Collider sat down with Eric Bana »
- Hunter Daniels
This week’s episode of Almost Arthouse comes to you after a disturbing four month hiatus. Hosts Ty Landis and Tom Stoup are back reviewing two new theatrical releases; first up, the new Melissa McCarthy road trip comedy Tammy, also starring Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, and Mark Duplass. Later in the show, director Scott Derrickson is back with the exorcism thriller Deliver Us From Evil, starring Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez.
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- Ty Landis
Stars: Eric Bana, Joel McHale, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick, Sean Harris, Mike Houston, Lulu Wilson | Written by Scott Derrickson, Paul Harris Boardman | Directed by Scott Derrickson
Sometimes it can be easy to dismiss a horror film simply based on the premise. By now we have seen nearly every type or person and inanimate object possessed by some sort of demon or demonic presence. However, all genres are just as guilty of sticking with stereotypical tropes. The key is how those tropes are executed. Director Scott Derrickson’s latest film Deliver Us From Evil is far from groundbreaking, but it at least subverts expectations enough to create something worth watching.
In many ways Deliver Us From Evil is a crime drama with a few occasional supernatural elements. Eric Bana plays Sarchie, a veteran police officer with a special talent for solving disturbing crimes. His partner, played by »
- Dan Clark
Hitting theaters July 2, is Deliver Us From Evil, a new supernatural crime thriller that writer/director Scott Derrickson describes, “Serpico meets The Exorcist.” While this may seem like the most unlikely pairing since Abbot and Costello first encountered The Wolfman, it’s actually a pretty good assessment of the film’s tone and style. The Jerry Bruckheimer production tells the very-loosely-based-on-fact story of Ralph Sarchie, (Eric Bana) a hardboiled Police Sargent from the Bronx who, - with the help of a knife-wielding partner (Joel McHale) and the guidance of a Priest (Edgar Ramirez) carrying a dark past of his own - slowly discovers that the perp in his latest murder investigation just might be Satan himself. As the walls close in and the bodies pile up, Sarchie and his cohorts race against time to find the culprit and protect his own family (Olivia Munn). Recently, Collider sat down with McHale »
- Hunter Daniels
Directed by Scott Derrickson
The idea of demonic possession has terrified people around the world for hundreds of years. The idea that something not of this world is wearing your skin, living your life, while you’re nothing but a helpless passenger in your own skin, is nothing short of a veritable nightmare. Although a topic of religious study for a plethora of faiths, demonic possession has always been a favourite for Hollywood films. So it’s always nice when a movie can take the time-tested tropes and turn out something fresh. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case with Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil.
- Caitlin Marceau
Audiences celebrated America's independence by watching it be destroyed in "Transformers: Age of Extinction," which ruled the box office in its second Friday, earning $10.6 million. So far, the long holiday he weekend is fairly slow, with several newcomers posting lukewarm debuts. "Extinction" has earned a formidable $148 million so far, and will have no trouble crossing the $150 million mark today, and should pass the magical $200 million mark in a few days. The series' box office high point came in 2009, when "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" brought in a domestic total of $402.1 million. Directed by Michael Bay, "Extinction" stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, and Stanley Tucci. The Warner Bros. comedy "Tammy," starring Melissa McCarthy, came in second place, earning $6.4 million in its first Friday. It opened on Wednesday July 2 and has so far earned $18.1 million. DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon 2" is having a bit of a »
- Dave Lewis
Press junkets are weird. First, you walk into a room in a fancy hotel where you come upon a complete stranger whose face you know well, and on whom you have been given a dossier. Then, you sit down and for about four minutes this person is basically contractually obligated to answer your questions. You talk, but it’s not really a conversation because both your questions and, generally speaking, his or her answers are scripted riffs. This situation is even more strange if you initially knew this stranger’s face from a talk show where you saw her conducting interviews of her own. This is the situation I found myself in when I sat down with actress Olivia Munn to discuss her role in director Scott Derrickson’s new, semi-fact-based religious thriller Deliver Us From Evil. The Jerry Bruckheimer production, which also stars Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, and Joel McHale »
- Hunter Daniels
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Today sees the Stateside release of Deliver Us From Evil, a new horror-thriller which sees Eric Bana returning to prominence. Directed by Scott Derrickman, who helmed Sinister and the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still, the film stars Bana as Ralph Sarchie, a New York street cop who is drawn into a case with renegade priest Mendoza (Edgar Ramirez). Ostensibly a man of no religious belief, Sarchie is forced to confront his lack of faith as New York heads for destruction…
However well the film ends up faring with critics and audiences, it presents a good opportunity to re-examine Bana’s career. Since making his big-screen debut in 1997′s The Castle, Bana has slowly built himself a reputation as one of the most consistent yet underrated actors in the business. While he’s brushed with mainstream success on several occasions, he’s never quite attained »
- Daniel Mumby
Olivia Munn is the full package: she's funny, beautiful, talented, and down-to-earth.
Since getting her break on G4 TV in 2006, Munn has continually showcased her versatility and scored big roles on TV and the big screen. Recently, the actress proved she could hold her own against heavy-hitters like Jeff Daniels in Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" and Channing Tatum in the surprise hit "Magic Mike". This summer, Munn stars opposite Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez in the supernatural thriller "Deliver Us From Evil".
From a list of her favorite things to her international upbringing, here are 29 things you probably don't know about Olivia Munn.
2. Although her mother is of Chinese descent, she was born and raised in Vietnam. Schmid fled to Oklahoma after the Vietnam War came to a close in »
- Jonny Black
Melissa McCarthy’s over-the-top comedy Tammy (C+ Cinema Score) bursts into theaters this long Fourth of July weekend to challenge Michael Bay’s over-the-top Transformers: Age of Extinction for the No. 1 spot. Will Americans choose an original comedy or the latest summer blockbuster to escape the heat and barbeques? It could be close.
Also opening wide is the E.T.-like Earth to Echo (A- Cinema Score) and the horror pic Deliver Us From Evil (B- Cinema Score). It’s the rare summer weekend without any sequels or franchises, and it won’t hold a candle to the same weekend »
- Lindsey Bahr
In Scott Derrickson’s savage and grisly supernatural film, Deliver Us From Evil, Eric Bana portrays troubled NYPD officer Ralph Sarchie, who discovers that he possesses the unique ability to recognize pure evil in human form. Considering that it’s being released during the height of the summer blockbuster season, Deliver Us From Evil is some pretty great counter-programming to all the spectacle films that are currently playing theaters everywhere. It’s very rare to see thoughtful, well-made and truly scary movies being released as it is these days, but Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil is everything you could hope for and then some.
Deliver Us From Evil introduces us to Sarchie, accompanied by a wise-cracking partner named Butler (Joel McHale), as he initially responds to what seems like a typical case of domestic disturbance. As it turns out, there’s something far more sinister and evil going on, »
- Heather Wixson
Fans of "Community" and "The Soup" might be surprised when they see the Joel McHale that’s appearing in the supernatural thriller Deliver Us from Evil when it debuts this week in theaters everywhere...
Light of the usual trademark levity McHale has perfected, his character, Butler, is a physically intimidating cop with a penchant for daggers.
Standing in the pouring rain after a scene where McHale was chasing someone (or something) through the weathered streets of the South Bronx, Joel’s sense of humor suddenly came roaring back, even though the surprisingly tall comedian still towered over us as we started the interview in between takes.
Joel McHale: Hello, nerds.
Dread Central: What led you to take your first role in a horror film?
Jm: It’s my fourth.
Jm: Nah, I can’t remember. What made me want to take it? Because it’s an incredible »
- Drew Tinnin
In Deliver Us From Evil, Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) is a family man and police sergeant in New York City – assigned to the Special Operations division. Known for a keen “radar,” Sarchie along with his partner, Butler (Joel McHale), take-on the precinct’s toughest and most disturbing cases. However, when a pair of seemingly random investigations turn-up shared (though unexplainable) connections, Sarchie is forced to accept that some evil deeds may not be perpetrated by humans; instead, they are the handiwork of malevolent spirits.
A “recovering” Catholic, Sarchie is reluctant to accept that the supernatural tales of his childhood might be real – until he is befriended by a mysterious Catholic Priest, Mendoza (Édgar Ramírez), who claims to have been hunting demons (and performing exorcisms) for years. Together the pair attempt to unravel the source behind ...
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- Ben Kendrick
Scott Derrickson, as evidenced by this interview, is one of the most thoughtful, sure-handed American directors the genre has working in the field today. If you’re not convinced of that after Sinister alone, then Deliver Us From Evil just might make you a believer.
Inspired by the true events of officer Ralph Sarchie and his dealings with the occult and assistance with actual exorcisms in some of the darkest corners of New York City, Derrickson and company will do their worst in trying to convince us that these occurrences are based in fact.
In doing so, Derrickson will also probably wind up scaring the crap out of you.
When we spoke to Derrickson on set in the South Bronx back in July of 2013, his usual soft, inviting demeanor was still on full display even though he was neck deep in the minute-to-minute stress of shooting a nuanced film that »
- Drew Tinnin
This weekend, Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon hit the road in the comedy "Tammy" (check out our hilarious Unscripted below!), an NYPD sergeant (Eric Bana) teams with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez) to battle sinister forces in "Deliver Us From Evil," and AMC airs every episode of "The Walking Dead," beginning this Friday at 9 a.m. for their "Dead, White, and Blue" marathon.
Also in theaters this weekend: "Earth to Echo" follows a group of kids who, after receiving a series of encrypted messages, embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help. "Life Itself" is a critically acclaimed documentary that chronicles the life of the late critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. In "The Girl on the Train," a documentary filmmaker's chance encounter with a mysterious young woman leads him down an unexpected path for his latest project.
Also on TV this weekend: The annual "Macy's Fourth »
- Jonny Black
Now playing in theaters is Scott Derrickson’s new demonic police thriller, Deliver Us From Evil. The Jerry Bruckheimer produced chiller, starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Joel McHale and Olivia Munn tells a fictionalized version of real-world NYPD Sergeant Ralph Sarchie’s (Bana) lifelong struggle with evil, both manmade and supernatural. The surprisingly thoughtful film mixes elements of Serpico and The Exorcist to create a gritty, violent drama with flourishes of the grotesque and moments of real emotional sincerity. Recently, Collider sat down with producer Jerry Bruckheimer to discuss the film. During the conversation, he told us what he looks for in a potential project, the how and why of Deliver Us From Evil and what scares him. He also gave us quick updates on what to expect from several of his upcoming sequels including Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (which he says will be more of a straight pirates »
- Hunter Daniels
With Deliver Us From Evil now in theaters, I recently had the opportunity to interview director Scott Derrickson. We started by talking about him working on Deliver Us From Evil’s script back in 2004 and I learned about his reasons for casting Eric Bana, shooting in the Bronx, the real Ralph Sarchie, and his interest in a sequel. Derrickson also has a number of projects coming up, so I got a status update on Sinister 2 and asked him about taking on Doctor Strange:
Scott Derrickson: The book is what started the whole process and Jerry Bruckheimer optioned the rights. He was looking for someone to adapt the book and I was hired back in 2004 to write the first draft of the script. »
- Jonathan James
Chicago – “Deliver Us from Evil” is director Scott Derrickson’s second foray into possession horror. His first, the excellent “The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” was taut, thoughtful and offered some truly unsettling demon scares.
..it still ranks as one of the most important and best of the new crop of possession/devil films it helped kickstart into being with their box office numbers. Like Emily Rose this film is very loosely based on actual accounts. In this case, the accounts of retired policeman Ralph Sarchie who left the NYPD to become a demonologist eventually writing the book from which the film gets its title.
Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) is a cop clearly troubled by his job. Witness to the worst society has to offer, and beginning to bend under the psychic weight, he gets by on his wits, occasionally following up on hunches that put him in the crosshairs. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Short version: let's see Marvel add some different shades to the Marvel movie universe. Long version: last night, I went to see a midnight screening of "Deliver Us From Evil," the new supernatural cop movie by director Scott Derrickson. Derrickson's been in the news recently because he was signed by Marvel to direct what may well be one of the most exciting overall projects on the horizon for the company, "Doctor Strange." As long as I've been talking to Kevin Feige about Marvel movies, "Doctor Strange" has been one of the titles that he's been most vocal about loving. I would imagine he's going to be heavily involved in making sure the film communicates all the things he loves about the character, and I think Derrickson has an opportunity here to make a big, weird, beautiful Marvel movie. I've seen lots of speculation about who could play the role, and »
- Drew McWeeny
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