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Watch Inside Out’s Bill Hader Play “Save or Kill”

16 June 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I’m a huge fan of Bill Hader. Not only can he do amazing impressions that make me laugh out loud, over the past few years he’s proven again and again that he’s an extremely talented actor that can handle drama and comedy with ease. In Pixar’s masterpiece Inside Out, which opens this weekend, Hader voices the character Fear and as you might expect, does a fantastic job. Trust me, Inside Out is a special movie that you want to see in a theater. At the press day for the film, I landed an exclusive video interview with Hader. In the coming days I’ll post the full conversation, but today I wanted to share him playing “Save or Kill.” If you haven’t seen it yet, the game reveals which franchises, characters or bands someone would choose when pitted against another of equal value. Han Solo »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Poltergeist (2015) review

9 June 2015 10:41 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Stacey Beth

MoreHorror.com

The second that news is released about any beloved horror film getting the remake treatment, there's usually a collective upheaval in the horror community and the film is almost immediately shunned. To be honest, I am not one of those horror fans that totally shuts a remake out; I'm an equal opportunity viewer. When it was announced that everyone's favorite haunted family was going to be given a contemporary spin, I was pissed...and then I wasn't...and then I saw the movie. I am pissed again.

If you're not familiar with the original story of Poltergeist, it follows a family whose home becomes plagued by spirits and when they're terrorized one night by all kinds of supernatural mayhem, these spirits kidnap the youngest daughter, Carol Anne. From there a group of paranormal investigators come in to help find the little girl with the aid of clairvoyant, »

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Watch Spy’s Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart and Paul Feig Play “Save or Kill”

5 June 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Paul Feig’s Spy. As I’ve said many times, I think Spy is a great and extremely funny movie that’s definitely worth your time and money. The potential franchise-starter features Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who goes into the field for the very first time after her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid. Loaded with an all-star cast (Jason StathamRose ByrneMiranda HartBobby Cannavale,  Allison JanneyPeter Serafinowicz, and Morena Baccarin), one of the main reasons Spy is so great is that each supporting character has a moment to shine, and Statham completely knocks it out of the park in his first big studio comedy. For more on Spy, read Perri’s review or watch the trailers. At the L.A. press day I played an abbreviated version of “Save or Kill” with Paul Feig, Rose Byrne, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Watch Me Him Her Director Max Landis Play “Save or Kill”

3 June 2015 8:05 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With Max Landis’ directorial debut Me Him Her world premiering this Friday night at the Seattle International Film Festival, I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the busy screenwriter for an extended video interview. If you’re not familiar with Me Him Her, the dramedy is about three millennials trying to figure out love, friendship, sex, identity, and life in present day Hollywood. The film stars Dustin Milligan, Luke BraceyEmily MeadeAlia ShawkatRebecca Drysdale, and Haley Joel Osment. Over the next few days I’ll be posting a few different parts from my extended interview with Landis, but today I’ve got him playing “Save or Kill”. If you haven’t seen it yet, the game reveals which franchises, characters or bands someone would choose when pitted against another of equal value. Han Solo or Indiana Jones – If you were told you could only save one »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Watch Barely Lethal Director Kyle Newman Play “Save or Kill”

2 June 2015 7:38 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in limited theaters and available OnDemand is director Kyle Newman’s (Fanboys) Barely Lethal. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin who’s a master of lethal techniques, but doesn’t quite want to live the life of a killer. She decides to fake her death and try being a normal high school student, but she can’t escape her training or old foes. The movie also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Thomas Mann, Gabriel Basso, and Dove Cameron. For more on the film, watch the trailer. Last week I landed an exclusive video interview with Kyle Newman. While I already posted what he had to say about making Barely Lethal and his thoughts on J.J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens and working with Taylor Swift, today I’ve got him playing “Save or Kill”. If you haven’t seen it yet, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Watch Testament Of Youth’s Kit Harington Play “Save or Kill”

1 June 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening in L.A. and NYC this weekend is director James Kent’s Testament of Youth. The film is based on Vera Brittain’s First World War memoir of the same name and stars Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain and Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington as her fiancé, Roland Leighton. As the film progresses you see the characters' youthful dreams shattered by the onset of war and the demolition of a generation due to Wwi. It’s a powerful look at the First World War and I recommend checking it out when you can. Testament of Youth also stars Taron EgertonEmily Watson, Hayley AtwellColin Morgan,  Joanna ScanlanAlexandra Roach, Jonathan Bailey, Anna Chancellor, Nicholas Le PrevostNicholas Farrell, Dominic West and Miranda Richardson. For more on the film, watch the trailer. Last week I landed an exclusive video interview with Kit Harington. While I’ll be posting »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Watch: Barely Lethal’s Hailee Steinfeld and Sophie Turner Play “Save or Kill”

27 May 2015 4:26 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening in select theaters and OnDemand this Friday is director Kyle Newman’s (Fanboys) Barely Lethal. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin who’s a master of lethal techniques, but doesn’t quite want to live the life of a killer. She decides to fake her death and try being a normal high school student, but she can’t escape her training or old foes. The movie also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Thomas Mann, Gabriel Basso, and Dove Cameron. For more on the film, watch the trailer. Earlier today I sat down with Hailee Steinfeld and Sophie Turner to talk about Barely Lethal. While I’ll be posting what they had to say about the movie soon, today I wanted to let you watch them play “Save or Kill.” If you haven’t seen it yet, the game reveals which franchises, characters or »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Director Gil Kenan Talks Poltergeist, Why He Made the Film, and Future Projects

25 May 2015 4:26 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Gil Kenan’s (Monster House) contemporary remake of the classic horror film Poltergeist. Produced by Sam Raimi, the redo stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as parents trying to fend off a spiritual invasion and save their eight-year-old daughter (Kennedi Clements) from the evil forces trying to take her. The film also stars Jared Harris, Saxon SharbinoKyle CatlettSusan Heyward and Nicholas Braun. While some might be nervous about the remake, I was actually surprised by how well it’s put together. However, it’s definitely aimed at a younger audience, and it’s important to know that going in. For more on Poltergeist, here’s director Gil Kenan, the trailer, Perri’s review and a clip. At the recent Los Angeles press day, I spoke to Kenan. While I already posted part 1 of our conversation (he talked about his first cut of the film, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Spies can't top Fury Road

24 May 2015 6:08 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The combined star power of Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law and Jason Statham in Paul Feig.s action-comedy Spy wasn.t enough to topple Mad Max: Fury Road from the top of the Australian box office over the weekend.

George Miller.s latest instalment to the iconic franchise scooped $4,149,968 over 273 locations, boosting its total domestic earnings to $12,557,065. The film, distributed by Roadshow, follows the plight of a road warrior Furiosa (Charlize Theron) who, with the help of Max (Tom Hardy) tries to save five imprisoned women from the clutches of Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne).

McCarthy stars in Fox.s Spy as Susan, an eager-to-please CIA employee who spends most of her time behind a desk acting as the eyes and ears of her partner and top operative Bradley Fine (Law). But when a Bulgarian arms dealer named Rayna Boyanov (Byrne) enters the picture, claiming to know the identities of all CIA operatives, »

- Emily Blatchford

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Review: Poltergeist (2015)

24 May 2015 2:34 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

When the announcement of a Poltergeist remake hit the internet, it was next to impossible to ignore the cries and groans from friends/acquaintances who were absolutely livid at the thought of one of horror’s classics being given the dreaded redux. Never letting that sway my interest in giving everything a fair shake, I decided to go for it and gave my hard earned money to my local cinema and…was it the worst thing ever, like so many fans crying “foul” predicted it to be? No. With that being said, was it the best thing ever? Nope,not even close. There have been worse remakes of horror royalty in recent years..*cough* Nightmare On Elm Street *cough*,but let’s face it…you fright fanatics work hard for your money, and well, I decided to sacrifice a small part of my weekend to watch it, so you don’t have to. »

- Natty

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Watch: Poltergeist’s Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt Play “Save or Kill”

24 May 2015 7:29 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Gil Kenan’s (Monster House) contemporary remake of the classic horror film Poltergeist. Produced by Sam Raimi, the redo stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as parents trying to fend off a spiritual invasion and save their eight-year-old daughter (Kennedi Clements) from the evil forces trying to take her. The film also stars Jared Harris, Saxon SharbinoKyle CatlettSusan Heyward and Nicholas Braun. While some might be nervous about the remake, I was actually surprised by how well it’s put together. However, it’s definitely aimed at a younger audience, and it’s important to know that going in. While I already posted the first part of my interview with Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt, it’s now time to watch them play “Save or Kill.” If you haven’t seen it yet, the game reveals which franchises, characters or bands someone »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Review: Poltergeist

23 May 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

On Thursday, I saw the Gil Kenan (Monster House, City of Ember)-directed movie Poltergeist, a remake of Tobe Hooper's 1982 masterpiece. David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz the Great and Powerful, Rise of the Guardians) re-adapted the script from the original film, which had been conceived and co-written by Steven Spielberg. I expected the new movie to completely suck, so I'm surprised to disagree with many of my fellows and say that it's not great, but it's sort of okay.

If you haven't watched the 1982 Poltergeist, which stars Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams and Zelda Rubinstein, do yourself a favor and stop reading now. Find it on disc or online. It's the apex of family horror films and the greatest haunted house movie ever made, so it's little surprise Kenan would be chosen to direct the remake, based on his earlier Monster House. Hooper's original figures heavily in this review, and you »

- Mike Saulters

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‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Edging Out ‘Tomorrowland’ in Tight Box Office Race

23 May 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tomorrowland” doesn’t have as promising a future as Disney might have anticipated.

The George Clooney-starrer is being outperformed at the U.S. box office this Memorial Day holiday by the second weekend of “Pitch Perfect 2.” While “Tomorrowland” was expected to open to $45 million — already slightly below recent forecasts — it now looks likely to reel in less than $40 million, giving the “Pitch Perfect” sequel a narrow edge with $41 million-plus.

The two films were neck and neck on Friday in as tight a race as it gets, with “Tomorrowland” earning $9.73 million, while “Pitch Perfect 2” brought in $9.66 million. The weekend’s other newcomer, “Poltergeist,” was a close third, but will likely finish the weekend in fourth with about $29 million.

The tentpole “Tomorrowland,” which carries a hefty $180 million pricetag, had been shrouded in mystery leading up to its release and is likely suffering from being an unfamiliar property with no established brand, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Film Review: ‘Poltergeist’ Remake Has a Soul of Its Own

22 May 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Whether it’s the 1982 original or the remake just released in theaters today to the wrath of numerous fans, the lesson of “Poltergeist” remains the same: Don’t do a half-assed job when relocating skeletons for corporate greed, or suffer the supernatural consequences.

Fear not, however, as this is one remake that doesn’t just dress up a nostalgic skeleton for the modern horror crowd, but one that reminisces, and looks forward, with a mostly intelligent, genuine heart.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Produced by Sam Raimi and crediting its story to the one made Steven Spielberg, this remake of the 1982 Tobe Hooper film involves a new family, the Bowens, as they move into a house with its own bad mojo. There’s a weird electric air in their new home, which husband Eric (Sam Rockwell) and wife Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) have brought young Madison (Kennedi Clements), son Griffin (Kyle Catlett), and older daughter Kendra (Saxon Sharbino) into. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Review: Poltergeist (2015)

22 May 2015 1:46 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"They’re here." The 1982 horror classic Poltergeist, directed by Toby Hooper of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre fame, and highly influenced by Steven Spielberg, has been an influence for many horror films since its release. It's no surprise, especially for a horror film, that a remake would be inevitable. How does one fill the shoes of the original Poltergeist? You don’t. It’s impossible. Director Gil Kenan, who directed 2006’s animated Monster House, takes on the unenvied task of updating Poltergeist. With a few accomplished scenes and set pieces, this updated product hits all the highlights, but looses all the substance that made the original a portrait of quaint suburban life turned into a nightmare.

The Bowen family move into a suburban community and strange occurrences begin happening in their new home. Eric (Sam Rockwell) is looking for a fresh start after being recently laid off from his job »

- Monte Yazzie

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Poltergeist Review

22 May 2015 1:46 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist was one of my first horror movies and perhaps the first to give me nightmares (thankfully there’s 24-hour programming now because the thought of that late night TV sign-off still gives me the creeps). When you hold a film so near and dear, it’s tough not to walk into a screening of the remake ready to tear it apart for exploiting the original, but the new Poltergeist is actually a nice surprise. Is it as good as the original? No, but it does rock some fantastic performances, a very appealing sense of humor and a whole bunch of fun scares, too. It certainly won’t wind up becoming a classic like the original, but it’s still a good time if you’re looking for an entertaining thrill.  Similar to the 1982 original, Gil Kenan’s Poltergeist focuses on a family of five, Eric (Sam Rockwell »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Director Gil Kenan Talks Poltergeist, Deleted Scenes, and Blu-ray Extended Cut

22 May 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Gil Kenan’s (Monster House) contemporary remake of the classic horror film Poltergeist. Produced by Sam Raimi, the redo stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as parents trying to fend off a spiritual invasion and save their eight-year-old daughter (Kennedi Clements) from the evil forces trying to take her. The film also stars Jared Harris, Saxon SharbinoKyle CatlettSusan Heyward and Nicholas Braun. While some might be nervous about the remake, I was actually surprised by how well it’s put together. However, it’s definitely aimed at a younger audience, and it’s important to know that going in. A few days ago I sat down with Gil Kenan for a video interview. He talked about his first cut of the film, deleted scenes, what he learned from the test screening process, how he’s releasing an extended cut on Blu-ray, what »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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New Poltergeist 2015 Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

22 May 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

20th Century Fox and MGM released their new horror/thriller film, "Poltergeist," into theaters today, May 22nd,2015, and all the reviews are in from the top, major movie critics in the biz. It turns out that only about half of them liked it, giving it an overall 49 score out of a possible 100 across 19 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino and Jane Adams. We've supplied blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Justin Lowe from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 70 grade. He said: "While Hooper favored shock value and jump scares, Kenan and cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe construct far more fluid sequences as the camera glides and hovers over its subjects, reserving the most impactful shots for the climactic scenes, particularly a concluding sequence that’s particularly thrilling." Clark Collis over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 67 grade, stating: »

- Megan

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Review: 'Poltergeist' feels like a half-hearted karaoke riff on the original

22 May 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Director Gil Kenan's work on "Poltergeist" is, like his work on "City Of Ember" and "Monster House," smart and focused and technically adept. He has done about as good a job as anyone would have done with David Lindsay-Abaire's screenplay based on the 1982 film, and the same is true of the cast. Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, and Jane Adams are all very good at what they do. The various visual effects houses and tech departments on the film all did what they were hired to do, and taken as a whole, "Poltergeist" is professional and slick and entirely fine. It's also unnecessary in every way. There are a few moments here and there where Kenan pieces together a few images or a few new ideas, and in those moments, we get a glimpse of the potential for doing a new "Poltergeist." For the most part, though, »

- Drew McWeeny

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'Poltergeist' (2015) Movie Review

22 May 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

What made Tobe Hooper's -- or Steven Spielberg's, depending on whom you ask -- Poltergeist so iconic was how it blended a mix of humor, heart and character with the same atmosphere and tension. It became the rare mainstream Hollywood thriller with just the right technical and creative talent to shine. In turn, Gil Kenan's 2015 remake is disappointing in how it's basically the opposite: cold, generic and entirely ho-hum. It's by no means the worst horror remake of late, but that it has the skills behind-and-in-front of the camera to exceed and only settles on mediocrity makes this re-imagining almost as degrading. Kenan's take follows the Bowen family, which includes the recently unemployed Eric (Sam Rockwell), his wife Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) and their three children -- older daughter Kendra (Saxon Sharbino), son Griffin (Kyle Catlett) and youngest daughter Madison (Kennedi Clements) -- as they've just moved into a new suburban home. »

- Will Ashton

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