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ComingSoon and Shock Till You Drop present an exclusive new look at Gil Kenan’s upcoming Poltergeist remake, with words from Kenan and producer Sam Raimi. Out May 22, Poltergeist stars Sam Raimi, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams, and as the marketing won’t let us forget (they even sent one to my house!), a new…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
Whether you like it or not, the summer movie season is right around the corner! Of course, blockbusters sprout up all throughout the year, with movies like The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Furious 7 setting the box office on fire even before the "official" summer movie season kicks off...But the four-month period between May and August is simply jam-packed with big-budget tentpoles, outlandish comedies and even a few memorable indie dramas. Before you start snatching up tickets to your favorite summer movies, we have a handy guide breaking down all of the major studio blockbusters, and even a few independent flicks that have the potential to break out into the mainstream. Here our the 35 movies you simply can't miss this summer!
1Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1
The middle of Spring actually means a new selection of summer blockbusters to look forward to, and with a ton of big-budget films slated to come out within the next few months and beyond, the summer of 2015 looks like one to remember.
From the new Mad Max (which is already on our end-of -year top ten list event though we haven’t yet seen it) to Avengers, Poltergeists, male strippers, talking teddy bears, and a reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, this summer’s trips to the theaters will be jam-packed with sequels and new tales. From May 1st right through to the end of August, some of the movies on our list could wind up on year-end “best of” lists or even receive some Oscar talk by December.
Grab your calendar, because Wamg has a rundown of this summer’s films we’re most excited about, so check them out below! »
- Movie Geeks
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Running time: 119 minutes
Director: Tom Green
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Mad Men, Season 7: Episode 8 – “Severance”
Written by Matthew Weiner
Directed by Scott Hornbacher
Airs Sunday nights at 10 on AMC
When Don Draper stops to wonder if he knows the waitress Diana, it’s more than an eerie foreshadowing of learning about Rachel’s death. Don has a type. There are usually exceptions to rules, but for the most part, Diana represents the myriad brunettes that Don’s been tangled up with in the history of Mad Men (and if you thought she looked an awful lot like Rosemarie DeWitt’s Midge in particular, you weren’t the only one). This is The End of an Era for AMC’s long-running drama, whose series memory and use of echoing and repetition have always been some of its greatest assets when making a point. It’s no surprise, then, that “Severance” is haunted by the ghosts of Mad Men‘s past »
- Sean Colletti
When it comes to glossy studio-backed haunted-house movies, "Poltergeist" was the first out of the gate and arguably remains the best, a thrilling big-budget adventure ride produced (and some would say partially directed) by Steven Spielberg that brought an Amblin-esque sheen to a creaky sub-genre harkening back to such "old dark house" fare as 1927's "The Cat and the Canary" and 1944's "The Uninvited." At the time it undoubtedly felt like a fresh take, and even more than 1979's "The Amityville Horror" it set the template for the modern supernatural horror movie. The upcoming Gil Kenan-directed remake, meanwhile? Can't say I'm chomping at the bit for it. Though I felt cautiously optimistic after hearing about the talent attached -- "Rabbit Hole" playwright and screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire wrote the script, while Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie Dewitt were set to star as the central couple who fight to free their young »
- Chris Eggertsen
20th Century just unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming "Poltergeist" reboot, starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris. Check it out below. Plot: A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorize the family before they kidnap the youngest daughter. The new movie is directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House) from a script by David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz: The Great and Powerful). Sam Raimi is producing. It's set to hit theaters on May 22nd. Trailer: »
Here's the french trailer for "Poltergeist" reboot, produced by genre legend Sam Raimi ("The Evil Dead") and directed by Gil Kenan ("Monster House"). In theaters May 22, 2015, Jared Harris will play Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners.” Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino and Jane Adams also star.Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her. »
“I want you all to clear your minds. They already know what scares you.” It was effective when Tangina (Zelda Rubenstein) said it in 1982. It rattles the nerves again to hear it in the brand new trailer for the supernatural thriller, Poltergeist.
This summer, legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a suburban family’s fight to save their youngest daughter, when she is captured by the evil forces haunting their home.
Also, be sure to check out Poltergeist‘s terrifying “Fear Factory”, where fans who post about their own fears using the hashtag #WhatAreYouAfraidOf will be sent personalized content bringing those fears to life. Tell us #WhatAreYouAfraidOf, and see all the customized content on the official Poltergeist Twitter account @Poltergeist today.
- Michelle McCue
Not scared enough by the first pictures from the Poltergeist reboot? The new trailer will fix that. One of several of 2015's upcoming horror movies, the 1985 classic has been reworked to give nightmares to a whole new generation. This version - which will be in 3D - stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as parents of youngster Madison (Kennedi Clements), who disappears inside their newly purchased home. She's not just hiding under the bed, either. An evil spirit has taken ahold of the house, and it starts controlling things to scare the ever-loving crap out of its owners. Enter the medium, a role originated by Zelda Rubinstein and now played by Mad Men's Jared Harris. The trailer looks really fun (in a terrifying way), and the movie opens on July 31. Here's the original, as well. »
MGM and 20th Century Fox have today released a brand new trailer for their summer horror remake of Poltergeist, which you can watch below!
Legendary filmmaker and producer Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Evil Dead, Drag Me to Hell) and director Gil Kenan (Monster House) contemporize Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg’s the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
Poltergeist stars Sam Rockwell (The Way, Way Back), Rosemarie DeWitt (Men, Women and Children), Jared Harris (The Quiet Ones), Saxon Sharbino (Trust Me), and Jane Adams (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), along with 8-year-old Kennedi Clements.
Poltergeist is set for release on May 22nd.
- Scott J. Davis
This time around, Monster House‘s Gil Kenan is in the director’s chair, and it’s understood that this modern incarnation will only use the original as a touching point, rather than simply cutting and pasting all of those effective haunted house tropes from thirty years ago. Mind you, Kenan’s reboot of-sorts will still be largely situated within the confinements of one old, haunted house.
Hoping to start a new chapter in their lives, it’s Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt young couple who move into said house, which effectively tips the first malevolent domino over and instigates a whole host of spine-chilling events. It’s not long before their daughter suddenly goes missing, abducted into the realm of all-things-evil, leaving the pair with no »
- Michael Briers
If you have a fear of clowns, you might want to avert your eyes for the scary new trailer for Poltergeist.
The 1983 horror classic gets a makeover for the brand new remake heading our way. While the crux of the story remains the same, the filmmakers have utilized today’s technology to deliver an even more frightening look at a suburban family’s nightmare.
Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt are the Bowens whose idyllic suburbia has been uprooted by unseen evil forces who have taken a shine to their youngest daughter. In order to save their family –and their sanity – the Bowens call in paranormal expert Carrigan Burke (Jared Harris) to help rid them of their household poltergeist.
- Rachel West
"I want you all to clear your minds. They already know what scares ya." The second trailer for the Poltergeist remake has arrived, so prepare to clear your minds and watch more spirit-driven scares in the Bowen's haunted home.
"Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever."
- Derek Anderson
Creepy clown dolls are never a good investment, as proven by the new trailer for the upcoming "Poltergeist" reboot.
That terrifying object is just one of many that will make you jump in this clip, which centers around the paranormal investigator (Jared Harris) who comes into the Bowen home to help them get back their daughter, Maddie (Kennedi Clements), who's been kidnapped by the titular tormentor.
"This isn't just a few pissed off spirits," Harris not-so-helpfully explains. "It's a poltergeist."
The spirit causes hallucinations, odd electrical surges, and objects to move freely about the house, preying up the Bowens' predisposed fears to make their lives a living hell. Harris urges the family to clear their minds (not unlike in "Ghostbusters," before Dan Aykroyd unwittingly summons the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man), though it seems the Bowens are still in for a world of trouble.
- Katie Roberts
The first trailer for the new take on Poltergeist arrived back in February, offering the first proper look at the new family being bothered by some pesky supernatural troublemakers. Here’s the latest promo, which brings some new footage.This time around, the focus is on the Bowen family, dad Eric (Sam Rockwell), mum Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) and kids Kendra (Saxon Sharbino), Griffin (Kyle Catlett) and Madison (Kennedi Clements), the latter of whom becomes the main focus of supernatural attention. Moving into a suburban home, they discover it needs a bit more than just a coat of paint and some new furniture: it’s also linked to the spirit world through a variety of portals. With director Gil Kenan wrangling the haunting action, this new film also features Evil Dead duo Sam Raimi as the producers, looking to ramp up the madness. Can overcome the natural suspicion that floats around reboots like an evil mist, »
After two very different trailers and a TV spot, 20th Century Fox and MGM have returned with yet another look at their impending horror remake Poltergeist. This time they're ramping up the scares, and offering a bit of fan service as they recall the best moments from the 1982 original. Before you dare watch this latest sneak peek, it's best to clear your mind...Because they know what scares you!
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever. They seek out a supernatural specialist who declares the force not just any old ghost. No! What this family is dealing with is a Poltergeist.
The latest Poltergeist trailer offers up quite a few scares, »
Sneak Peek the first full-length trailer from director Gil Kenan's "Poltergeist" feature film reboot, written by Pulitzer-Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire and produced by Sam Raimi ("Darkman"), starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Kennedi Clements:
"The original film commented...
"...on how we've let television get out of control, babysitting our kids," said Raimi.
"It's only gotten worse with the handheld portable devices.
"Screens are everywhere."
"Poltergeist" opens July 24, 2015.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Poltergeist"...
- Michael Stevens
Fox and MGM premiered a new trailer and poster for their upcoming Poltergeist remake, set to hit theaters on May 22 and starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris and Kyle Catlett. Directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House), this remake is said to "contemporize" the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever. I'm not sure how you "contemporize" the original, but perhaps the fact it's PG-13 and being released in 3-D is what they are referring to. Check out the new Poltergeist trailer and poster below and maybe you can help me out. sb id="1507079" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
Did the world really need a Poltergeist remake? Probably not, but since we’re getting one anyway, we’re just relieved this new version doesn’t look half bad. Directed by Gil Kenan and produced by Sam Raimi, the new Poltergeist stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as the parents of a little girl who is taken by […]
- Angie Han
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