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Top 10 Movies of 2016 Before Oscar Season

28 September 2016 4:12 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

The Fall is here and that means a lot of premeditated releases by every studio is about to hit between now and the end of the year, films that they think will have award, specifically, Oscar appeal.

When it comes to movies typically award-talk is often a nebulous affair until the final quarter of the year, not just because it’s too premature earlier in the year but mostly because of this unofficial Oscar season slate of release and, to a lesser extent, people tend to forget films later in the year that were released in the first few months going into the Summer. An example last year was Ex Machina which had at least a  couple of Oscar-level performances and still has me feeling it was one of the 3-4 best movies from last year. Alicia Vikander won just about every award for her performance in the film sans the Oscar, »

- Jay Tomio

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Fright At Home – The Best of September!! The Shallows, The Neon Demon, Salem’S Lot and More

27 September 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Typically what we do with our ongoing Fright At Home column, is showcase the top releases of whatever respective week that the column falls on. This time though, I thought it would be fun to spread the coverage to highlight some of our favorite releases to have been put out during the month of September, opening the coverage up to put the spotlight not only Every DVD and/or Bluray, but the ones that caught our eyes. Some of the year’s best genre films have hit home video this month, so it would be silly to leave some of them out just because they came out last week, so they’ve been included, with everything from this week’s releases of The Shallows and The Neon Demon to the month’s earlier releases like The Conjuring 2 and a trio of Stephen King adaptions. So if you’re looking »

- Jerry Smith

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Thought Bubble (Valiant edition): Sony Swaps Harbinger and Bloodshot.

27 September 2016 12:43 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

So word has dropped that Sony may be fast tracking Valiant into our lives after a couple years ago having to prematurely announce a possible slate due to the Sony hacks. The Wrap indicates that Harbinger has shifted places with Bloodshot, the long thought to be launch title for a Valiant shared cinematic universe, and now Bloodshot will follow Harbinger, though the story will be based on the Bloodshot run that began in 2012.

Umberto is a scoop maestro, and has had misses that comes with the job, but this one actually makes sense even though the article indicates Sony has not made a comment. The piece seems scripted very pro-valiant which to me may indicate that Umberto likes Valiant (which I think is the case from listening to him on other shows) and that this information was given to him from someone within Valiant because a lot of the fluff »

- Jay Tomio

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Ben Affleck’s stand-alone ‘Batman’ movie is just ’18 months’ away

25 September 2016 11:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ben Affleck‘s hugely anticipated Batman movie is said to be just ’18 months out’, according to Warner Bros. CEO Jeff Bewkes. The film was due to hit cinemas in October of 2018, so his quote from the 25th Annual Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference, brings that forward ever so slightly.

Here’s what he had to say.

“Ben announced a Batman movie [that] he’s going to direct, star, write for – I think it’s a year and a half out. So, the strategy worked.”

The film, of course, hasn’t even started shooting yet, so the likelihood of a March-ish 2018 release is unlikely – The Flash is currently lined up for around then anyway.

Affleck’s Batman was arguably the best thing about this year’s lacklustre Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and we love what he’s done with his previous directing efforts, so a Batfleck movie is definitely on our watch-list. »

- Paul Heath

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11 Directors Who Need To Helm A Marvel Or DC Movie

25 September 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Due to the increasing success of superhero films, more and more critically acclaimed directors are flocking to make movies about people in capes and tights, when just ten to fifteen years ago such a move might have meant career suicide.

For instance, Marvel have nabbed both Ryan Coogler of Creed and What We Do In the ShadowsTaika Waititi for Phase Three of their cinematic universe. Meanwhile, DC have got talent like James Wan and Rick Famuyiwa to helm Aquaman and The Flash, respectively.

But what other directors would we love to see helm a Marvel or DC movie sometime in the near future? From Oscar winners to those who have been close to making a comic book film in the past, here are our 10 picks. If you have another, be sure to let us know in the usual place. »

- Christian Bone

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MacGyver Reboot Preview: Executive Producers and Stars Sound Off on What to Expect

23 September 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Looking for the hero with a Swiss Army knife and duct tape? Prepare to be pleased, as the reboot of the 1980s classic MacGyver premieres tonight on CBS. In July we talked to Executive Producers Peter M. Lenkov and James Wan, as well as stars Lucas Till and George Eads, about the new series. They gave us a sneak preview into the re-imagining of MacGyver, as well as how the reboot will differ from the original. Executive Producer Peter M. Lenkov is no stranger to reboots, as he’s the mind who successfully rebooted Hawaii Five-0. Seven seasons later that reboot

MacGyver Reboot Preview: Executive Producers and Stars Sound Off on What to Expect »

- Araceli Aviles

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Interview: ‘MacGyver’ Producers James Wan & Peter Lenkov on Pilot Reshoots, the Theme Song, and Updating a Classic

23 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

James Wan makes his television debut with MacGyver, CBS’s reboot of the classic ’80s action series. With showrunner Peter Lenkov, and after one false start pilot, Wan directed the pilot that will air this week and set the stage for the series going forward. Lucas Till stars as Angus MacGyver, a scientist who uses his […]

The post Interview: ‘MacGyver’ Producers James Wan & Peter Lenkov on Pilot Reshoots, the Theme Song, and Updating a Classic appeared first on /Film. »

- Fred Topel

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Film Awards Roundup: Shailene Woodley to Receive Environmentalist Award, Ridley Scott Named American Cinematheque Award Recipient and More

23 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the glitzy film awards world with our weekly Film Awards Roundup column.

– The Environmental Media Association (Ema) will honor actress and activist Shailene Woodley with the Female Ema Futures Award at the 26thAnnual Ema Awards on Saturday, October 22 at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California.

“As an influencer and activist, [Woodley] has used her celebrity status to motivate and activate her fans and supporters to take action in their own lives,” said Debbie Levin, CEO of Ema. “A strong proponent of climate change and individual responsibility, we couldn’t be more proud to honor and share this young woman’s authentic commitment and ‘boots on the ground’ rallying for social and environmental justice issues.”

Read More: Presenters for the event include Gabriel Conte, Philip DeFranco, Brittany Furlan, Gigi Gorgeous, and more.

– The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that James N. Kienitz Wilkins will receive the 2016 Kazuko Trust Award. »

- Graham Winfrey

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Fall Horror Movie Preview: A Definitive Guide to the Season's Macabre Offerings

22 September 2016 5:23 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

2Nd Update (9/23, 3:23 Pdt): An earlier version of this article listed Elle Evans as the actress who plays the title role in The Love Witch. That distinction in fact goes to Samantha Robinson. We regret the error. Update (9/22, 11:37 Pm Pdt): The same day this article was published, Paramount pushed back the release date for Rings from October 28 to February 3, 2017. Original Article: Fall has traditionally been viewed as the prime time of year for the horror film, but this summer was actually a pretty good one for the genre, with movies like The Conjuring 2, Lights Out, and the surprise smash Don't Breathe doing gangbusters business in the midst of blockbuster season. But the year's not over yet! With September in full swing, there are a number of worthwhile (and, yes, questionable) titles looming on the release calendar over the next three months. Below, you can find a rundown of 12 upcoming horror films, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Watch: Jump Scares Abound in The Conjuring 2 Mirror Prank Video

20 September 2016 5:55 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Many moviegoers no doubt had an image of the nun from The Conjuring 2 engrained on their brains after watching the James Wan sequel this summer. Organizers at a special warehouse screening of The Conjuring 2 recently took advantage of the creepy nun character by pulling a two-way mirror prank on unsuspecting attendees, and you can now watch the prank and its many jump scares in a new video.

The prank begins when a participant is placed in a waiting room with a two-way mirror. They believe that they are waiting to be interviewed for their reactions to the movie, but they are already being filmed for a different type of reaction. When they inevitably look into the room's mirror before their "on-camera interview," the lights dim and an actor dressed as the nun from The Conjuring 2 appears before them on the other side of the glass. But as scary as that might seem, »

- Derek Anderson

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AiF to honour Jai Courtney and Garth Davis

20 September 2016 5:38 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jai Courtney.

Australians in Film (AiF) has announced it will honour actor Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Jack Reacher) and director Garth Davis (Top of the Lake, Lion) with Breakthrough Awards at the upcoming Aif Awards and Benefit Dinner in La.

The AiF Awards and Benefit Dinner is aimed at supporting the organisation.s goals of ushering Australian filmmakers into the international market and providing career development. This years. event, to be held October 19 at the NeueHouse Hollywood, will be hosted by Tim Minchin.

The Foxtel Breakthrough Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate rising Australian talent. Previous honourees include fellow Margot Robbie, Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Debicki, Jacki Weaver, Teresa Palmer, Joel Edgerton, James Wan and Ryan Kwanten. ..The AiF Awards began as the Breakthrough Awards in 2005. It was a very intimate affair in Beverly Hills where we honoured Melissa George and Robert Luketic. The »

- Staff Writer

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Conjuring 2 Prank Scares a Lot of People and It's Awesome

20 September 2016 4:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, New Line's hit horror sequel The Conjuring 2 debuted on Blu-ray and DVD, and to celebrate the home video release, the Australian distributor Roadshow Films decided to pull an epic prank on some unsuspecting moviegoers. The studio set up a warehouse screening of this horror sequel, and they asked fans to stay afterwards, to film video interviews with their reactions. Unfortunately for these moviegoers, it was all an elaborate and terrifying ruse, that involved one of the scariest aspects of this sequel.

The prank, which surfaced on Roadshow Films' YouTube, showed how a number of crew members turned what seemed to be an ordinary waiting area into an elaborate setup for this prank. What they don't know is that the vanity mirror is actually a two-way mirror, with an actress dressed up as the terrifying nun Valak, who we reported in June is getting her own spinoff. »

- MovieWeb

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The Furniture: The Malevolent Secret Code of The Conjuring 2

19 September 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

"The Furniture" our weekly series on Production Design. Here's Daniel Walber

There are many ways to scare an audience. Music, special effects and editing are combined to surprise the audience with loud, unexpected images of malevolent demons or slashers or whatever. But what about production design? Can you be terrified by a stationary armchair?

The Conjuring 2 holds all the answers. James Wan is an excellent horror craftsman, a director who uses every trick in the book, including the sets and props. Production designer Julie Berghoff and art directors A. Todd Holland and Andrew Rothschild run amok, with the same ferocity as the film's music and editing.

Their first order of business is to exploit some of the genre’s stand-by images. There are a lot of crosses, in this case an entire roomful.

They stand at attention, ready to demonically invert themselves at a moment’s notice. There are »

- Daniel Walber

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Will the new ‘Fast & Furious’ sequels bring back Paul Walker’s character?

18 September 2016 4:43 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

As you may know, the eighth Fast and Furious movie is currently in post-production readying for its April 2017, but here’s an interesting piece of news that may please fans. It seems that Caleb and Cody Walker have been speaking about a potential return for Paul Walker’s character Brian O’Connor in some of the three confirmed Furious sequels after helping out James Wan on Furious 7.

The Walkers were speaking with Entertainment Tonight while discussing a fundraising event called Game4Paul, which was held in honour of Paul Walker, and during the interview Caleb had this to say:

“I had a phone call with Vin for about an hour and we really discussed this a while back. He wanted [our] blessing. [Diesel asked if it] would be acceptable to maybe bring Paul’s character back… to really kind of let his fans know he’s still out there.”

Sounds interesting, right? There’s »

- Paul Heath

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She’s back… ‘Annabelle 2’ Teaser Trailer Arrives

15 September 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Annabelle was the spin-off to the fantastically frightening The Conjuring. The film focused on the backstory of the chilling and creepy doll Annabelle. She may have only featured in minutes of James Wan movie, but boy did she make an impression.

The first film had some tense moments, but didn’t seem to capture the same scare-level as the source material. This all looks set to change as next year we’re getting Annabelle 2. Even better, it’s being directed by David F Sandberg, the man who scared us silly this summer with Light’s Out. Here’s a sneaky peek of whats to come:



In “Annabelle 2,” several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll-maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the doll-maker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

Annabelle 2 »

- Kat Hughes

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Annabelle 2 Trailer: The Doll Is Back

15 September 2016 1:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the first look photo that director David F. Sandberg revealed yesterday, the first trailer for Annabelle 2 has arrived today. This trailer gives us our first look at Miranda Otto's character, along with a sneak peek at Annabelle's origins. We don't know when the first full trailer will arrive, but this footage hints that this follow-up could be just as terrifying as the original.

In Annabelle 2, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle. Anthony Lapaglia (TV's Without a Trace) and Miranda Otto (Showtime's Homeland, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) play the dollmaker and his wife. The trailer debuted on Warner Bros. YouTube channel earlier today.

Annabelle 2 also stars Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), Talitha Bateman »

- MovieWeb

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Watch the Nightmare-Inducing ‘Annabelle 2’ Teaser

15 September 2016 12:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A children’s tea party has never been more horrifying as in the first teaser for “Annabelle 2.”

A petrified, crucifix-holding Miranda Otto looks on as supernatural shaking ensues courtesy of the titular possessed doll. Then comes the spine crack heard round the world.

The film follows a dollmaker and his wife, who decide to open their home to a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage. Otto stars in the film alongside Stephanie Sigman.

David Sandberg (“Lights Out”) directs from a script by Gary Dauberman, who wrote the original “Annabelle.” James Wan and Peter Safran producing. “Annabelle” — a spinoff to Wan’s 2013 hit “The Conjuring” — grossed more than $256 million worldwide in 2014 on a $6.5 million budget.

The doll first appeared in “The Conjuring” as one of the demonized objects in paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren’s collection.

Warner Bros. will release “Annabelle 2” on May 17. 2017.


- Dave McNary

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Annabelle 2 Announcement Trailer Reminds You Not to Play With Creepy Dolls

15 September 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

If you needed another reason to stay the Hell away from creepy looking dolls, the first teaser for Annabelle 2 has arrived to put a new spin on tea parties.  Come inside to check it out!

Annabelle, the spooky doll from The Conjuring which sparked it's own spin-off movie series makes her return in the first look at footage from Annabelle 2:

Annabelle has always been interesting to me, mostly because it has such an odd place within these movies.  The Conjuring really wasn't about the doll's possession, and despite the marketing focusing on it, only took up a little bit of screentime.  The first spin-off was...okay.  The plot was all over the place and aside from a few jump scares, felt all over the place. 

Obviously this first trailer for Annabelle 2 doesn't do much in terms of the film's plot, but it does a solid job »

- (Jordan Maison)

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‘Annabelle 2’ Teaser: ‘Lights Out’ Director David Sandberg Reminds Us That Creepy Dolls Are Still Scary

15 September 2016 11:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If the movies have taught us anything, it’s that certain things will always be scary to huge swaths of viewers: clowns, children and, in the case of “Annabelle,” dolls. Part of James Wan’s ever-expanding horror umbrella, the film made nearly $256 million against a budget of just $5.6 million. A sequel was thus inevitable, and we now have a teaser for “Annabelle 2.” Watch it below.

Read More: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Spinoff ‘The Nun’ Will Get the Demonic Villain Back in the Habit

Miranda Otto of “The Thin Red Line” and “The Lord of the Rings” stars in “Annabelle 2,” which is helmed by “Lights Out” director David Sandberg. Lasting just a minute and barely revealing anything, the clip (which is presumably more restrained than the actual film will be) shows Otto entering the room of a little girl hosting a tea party with two stuffed animals and a doll »

- Michael Nordine

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Watch the First Teaser Trailer for Annabelle 2

15 September 2016 10:40 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A tea party takes an unsettling turn in the first footage from Annabelle 2, initially unveiled by Movie Pilot ahead of the film's May 19th, 2017 release.

Press Release: From New Line Cinema comes “Annabelle 2,” with David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who also partnered so effectively on “The Conjuring” movies.

In “Annabelle 2,” several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. Sandberg directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote “Annabelle.”

The film stars Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre”), Talitha Bateman »

- Derek Anderson

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