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Horror Highlights: Blanc-Biehn Productions’ The Girl, Tim Burton-Designed Snapchat Filters, TLC & Destination America’s Paranormal Programming

7 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Directed by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and starring Michael Biehn, Tia Carrere, Evie Thompson, and Tristan DeVan, The Girl recently won the Best Feature Film award in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Thriller section at the 2016 Burbank Film Festival. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on new Tim Burton-designed Snapchat filters for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and paranormal programming viewers can look forward to seeing on TLC and Destination America this October.

Blanc-Biehn Productions' The Girl Wins Award at 2016 Burbank Film Festival: Press Release: (Los Angeles, CA / September 22, 2016) – Independent film company Blanc-Biehn Productions' horror film The Girl earned a win for Best Feature Film in the Sci-Fi-Fantasy- Horror-Thriller category at the 2016 Burbank Film Festival in Burbank, California.

The tense sci-fi thriller stars Michael Biehn, and is directed by his Blanc-Biehn Productions (and real-life) partner Jennifer Blanc-Biehn. The Festival triumph bodes well for the film's domestic release in January »

- Derek Anderson

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Snapchat And Tim Burton Want You To Have A Peculiar Day Courtesy Of Miss Peregrine

26 September 2016 9:18 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is almost upon us. The latest film centered on human oddities from visionary director Tim Burton stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench, and Samuel L. Jackson. Snapchat is now getting in on the fun of promoting the film, with some peculiar features added to the app.

Here's an excerpt from the press release from Snapchat about this special promotion they have going on for Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children:

"Miss Peregine's Home For Peculiar Children has released four original 'Snap to Unlock' Snapchat filers designed by Tim Burton himself!  Users can unlock these special filters using special Snapcodes which can be found online, on select TV commercials, and at a special real-world location at the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Marc Jacobs window at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store at 50th St. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Sam Neill Confirms Thor: Ragnarok Role

24 September 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After being caught in set photos three weeks ago, as Thor: Ragnarok filmed in Australia, actor Sam Neill has confirmed that he does indeed have a small part in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe installment.  He divulged his involvement to the Shortlist* while doing press for  Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople.  "Oddly enough, I’m not really allowed to say this, and I can’t tell you what it is… I did a couple of days on Thor, just before I came over here.  I had to sign all sorts of things that say if I say anything else, Marvel’s secret agents -and they are lethal, will come and get me, and probably my children as well." Do you think Neill will have a significant role or will he be another "Richard" (Chris O'Dowd)?  We'll find out next year, when Thor: Ragnarok arrives in theaters in November. »

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Get furry with it! Christopher Guest's new comedy 'Mascots' is coming!

1 September 2016 4:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes, and clips and puts it all in perspective. Christopher Guest, the man behind Waiting for Guffman and Spinal Tap!, has returned with Mascots and I couldn't be more excited. This time he's utilizing his 'mockumentary' style to explore the world of sports mascots. It's Best in Show, but with animals that aren't real.   What I like about Christopher Guest is that he doesn't write jokes, per se. He writes characters who are extreme. And those characters say funny things. It's a subtle difference but an important one. None of the character in a Christopher Guest movie know they are being funny. They aren't saying things to make an unseen audience laugh. As much as I enjoy shows like 30 Rock or Family Guy, which are engines for a stream of gags, I love the purity of Guest's comedy. »

- Jon Davis

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10-Episode Get Shorty TV Series In The Works For Epix

24 August 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It certainly seems to be a thing nowadays to take older properties and turn into hour-long TV shows. It's happening with Shooter, Rush Hour, The Departed, and a handful of other properties.

The trend seems to be continuing, as actors Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano are in the process of signing on to lead the 10-episode series Get Shorty, based on the famous Elmore Leonard book of the same name.

While the book is indeed quite famous, chances are that if you recognize the title, it's from the 1995 film, which stars John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, and Rene Russo. Heck, the movie did well enough that studios thought it was worth it to produce the sequel Be Cool, which -- as a sidenote -- was one of Dwayne Johnson's earlier roles. But I digress.

This new series is to be written by Davey Holmes, who has served as »

- Joseph Medina

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TV News Roundup: Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd Front ‘Get Shorty’ Remake

23 August 2016 2:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd have been cast as the lead roles in the “Get Shortyremake, Netflix has announced the premiere dates of their upcoming stand-up comedy specials and Michael Strahan is developing his first scripted series at ABC.

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Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd have landed the lead roles in Epix’s TV remake of “Get Shorty,” Variety has confirmed. Based on the Elmore Leonard novel and 1995 film of the same name, the 10-episode dramedy centers around Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film, but instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles. Romano will play Rick, described as a washed up producer of low-quality films who becomes Miles »

- Maria Cavassuto

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Mascots Trailer Brings Christopher Guest to Netflix

2 August 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Go for the gold...fluffy! Christopher Guest's&#160Mascots&#160comes to Netflix October 13. Mascots&#160is the new comedy from Guest, director of&#160Waiting for Guffman&#160and&#160Best in Show. Starring many of his regular troupe of actors, this latest film takes place in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy.

The Netflix original film stars Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Fred Willard,&#160Ed Begley, Jr., Christopher Moynihan, Don Lake, Brad Williams, Zach Woods, Chris O'Dowd, Susan Yeagley, Sarah Baker, Tom Bennett, Kerry Godliman, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Hitchcock, Maria Blasucci, John Michael Higgins, and Jim Piddock. The film was written by Christopher Guest & Jim Piddock and produced by Karen Murphy. Mascots will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September before launching globally on Netflix on October 13, 2016. Says Guest, who recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly. »

- MovieWeb

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Christopher Guest’s ‘Mascots’ Gets Netflix Premiere Date

2 August 2016 9:49 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Netflix has slotted October 13 for the global premiere of Christopher Guest’s comedy Mascots. His latest film, which stars many of his regular troupe of actors, takes place in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy. Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr., Christopher Moynihan, Don Lake, Brad Williams, Zach Woods, Chris O'Dowd, Susan Yeagley, Sarah Baker, Tom Bennett… »

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Christopher Guest’s ‘Mascots’ Gets Netflix Premiere Date

2 August 2016 9:49 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Netflix has slotted October 13 for the global premiere of Christopher Guest’s comedy Mascots. His latest film, which stars many of his regular troupe of actors, takes place in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy. Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr., Christopher Moynihan, Don Lake, Brad Williams, Zach Woods, Chris O'Dowd, Susan Yeagley, Sarah Baker, Tom Bennett… »

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New Trailer: "Miss Peregrine's Home..."

20 June 2016 7:13 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Having first teased it a few months ago, 20th Century Fox how now released the full trailer for Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children".

Based upon the best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs, the story follows a young boy who discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times - and a secret refuge populated by residents with unusual abilities.

As danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies, he must learn who can be trusted, and who he really is. Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O'Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson star in the film which opens September 30th.

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- Garth Franklin

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John Ortiz Joins Search For ‘God Particle’; WWE Studios & Sony Tag-Team On ‘The Marine 5: Battleground’

27 May 2016 9:32 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

John Ortiz has been tapped to round out the cast of God Particle, the Julius Onah-helmed sci-fi pic from Paramount Pictures and Jj AbramsBad Robot. Production is now set to begin June 10 in Los Angeles on the movie that already stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris O'Dowd, Zhang Ziyi and Aksel Hennie. A February 24, 2017 release date has been staked out. The script from 22 Jump Street‘s Oren Uziel and Star Trek Beyond‘s Doug Jung… »

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Chris O'Dowd & Zhang Ziyi are the latest to join J.J. Abrams' God Particle

27 May 2016 6:25 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Director Julius Onah will be working with one hell of a cast once filming starts for God Particle. THR has learned that Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, The It Crowd) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs Of A Geisha) have signed up for the J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi thriller, joining David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The film will follow "crew... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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O'Dowd, Zhang Join Abrams' "God Particle"

26 May 2016 6:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The It Crowd" funnyman Chris O'Dowd and acclaimed Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi have joined the cast of the sci-fi thriller "God Particle" which J.J. Abrams is producing for his Bad Robot Productions label.

David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Bruhl and Elizabeth Debicki have already signed on to play crew members aboard a space station who find themselves alone after a scientific experiment causes Earth to disappear. Zhang will play one of the crew members.

When a space shuttle appears, the crew must determine if those aboard are friend or foe. Julius Onah is directing the movie. The film will shortly begin production ahead of a February 24th 2017 release.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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First Trailer For Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

15 March 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

When Ransom Riggs first published the novel Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children it may have well have been subtitled, "Please Make This Into A Movie, Tim Burton". And having failed to particularly light the box office on fire with his more personal slice of oddity, Big Eyes, Burton has now retreated back to the comforting warmth of his general stock in trade and done exactly that. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. Predictability (for Burton) aside, this boasts a pretty fabulous cast with Eva Green, Chris O'Dowd, Judi Dench, Asa...

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First Photos: Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine"

4 March 2016 7:47 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Empire and EW have posted the first photos from Tim Burton's new film adaptation of Ransom Riggs' 2011 best-selling novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at 20th Century Fox. Jane Goldman penned the script while Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing the film which opens September 30th.

Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Judi Dench, Ella Purnell, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett and Samuel L. Jackson star in the story of a sixteen-year-old who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of an orphanage where its former occupants possessed incredible powers and may still be alive.

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- Garth Franklin

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New Trailers: Program, Invitation, Mothers

11 February 2016 5:35 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

An anbsolute flood of trailers has hit today and here's just a few of the smaller ones. First up, the new U.S. trailer for the Lance Armstrong doping scandal drama "The Program". Ben Foster and Chris O'Dowd lead the film which opens in limited released and VOD on March 18th.

Next up, Drafthouse Films has brought online the full trailer for Karyn Kusama's upcoming psychological thriller "The Invitation" which hits cinema and VOD on April 8th.

Logan Marshall-Green plays a man who shows up for dinner at a Hollywood Hills party held by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard) and her new husband David (Michiel Huisman). Soon her suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests led the man to believe there's a hidden agenda regarding his invitation.

Finally, Open Road Films has unveiled the debut trailer for Garry Marshall's new romantic comedy "Mother's Day" starring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, »

- Garth Franklin

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Watch: New Official Us Trailer for 'The Program' Starring Ben Foster

10 February 2016 4:16 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"When you say, 'I can't go any further', say to yourself: 'I'm flying!'" eOne Films has debuted the official Us trailer for The Program, the film by Stephen Frears telling the story of Lance Armstrong, played by Ben Foster. The film covers his entire career, including early introduction to the Tour, his era of doping, attempts to lie and cover it up for years, and eventual fall out. Chris O'Dowd plays journalist David Walsh, who was constantly after Armstrong for years because he knew something was up. The full cast includes Jesse Plemons, Lee Pace, Guillaume Canet and many others. I still want to see this, it looks like a deep investigation into one of the craziest cover-up stories in sports history. Compare to these first two trailers. Here's the new Us trailer for Stephen Frears' The Program, found on YouTube (via The Film Stage): From Academy »

- Alex Billington

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Watch: New U.S. Trailer For Lance Armstrong Drama 'The Program' Starring Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons, Dustin Hoffman, More

10 February 2016 1:31 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There a few sports stories like that surrounding Lance Armstrong, the formerly beloved and inspiration cycling champion, who soon become the poster boy for disgrace and duplicity. It's rich dramatic material, and it's no surprise the story has made it to film, but it's a bit of a bummer there hasn't been that much excitement about Stephen Frears' "The Program." Read More: Watch: Three New Clips From 'The Program' With Ben Foster The always reliable Ben Foster leads the adaptation of David Walsh's book "Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong," that tracks the downfall of Armstrong as the controversy about his alleged doping began to swirl. And there's a solid supporting cast in place including Chris O'Dowd, Jesse Plemons, Dustin Hoffman, and Guillaume Canet taking roles. And while the picture didn't quite work for our critic at Tiff, I'm nonetheless curious to check it out. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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