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Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Trailer

11 July 2014 8:55 AM, PDT

A few weeks back we told you about Sony's intention to give a fully restored version of Ghostbusters a limited theatrical run to celebrate its 30th anniversary.  Now they have released a trailer for this upcoming event, and while there is nothing "new" in the trailer it looks fantastic (unlike the first Ghostbusters Blu-ray release a few years ago).

Following the one week run, on September 16th, a new collector’s edition Blu-ray set of the 1st and 2nd movie will go sale.  Both films are new 4k transfers, so they will look better than you have likely ever seen them.  And of course there will be special features:

Ghostbusters Blu-ray Special Features:

- New! Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective - Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 1)

- New! Poster Art Gallery – Gallery 1988 artwork

- New! “Ghostbusters” Music Video – Ray Parker, Jr.

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- Chris Connors

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William Friedkin Considering Work on HBO's True Detective

9 July 2014 2:02 PM, PDT

A bit of Intriguing news regarding HBO’s True Detective coming out of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. During an interview with Legendary director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, French Connection) The Playlist asked him if he would consider directing any episodes of the upcoming season.  Check out his response:

“I am considering it. I like this writer [Nic Pizzolatto] very much. I’ve met him, and he’s the real deal as far as I’m concerned. Now, all the new seasons are different so I’m not committed—this new season has nothing to do with the last one. Except for him and his sensibility, which I think is extraordinary.”

"I'm… I can't say much more at this time. But I'm a fan of his writing, even though this will not be a continuation of what was done before with McConaughey  and Woody Harrelson. So what you can say is »


- Chris Connors

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Us Adaptation of 'Death Note' Gets New Director

9 July 2014 11:20 AM, PDT

According to The Tracking Board, the long gestating Us adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Death Note may be getting new director.   Shane Black (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Iron Man 3) had been attached to direct for the last couple years, but now that he is working on the Predator reboot sequel it appears he has had to drop out. They report that Gus Van Sant (Psycho, Good Will Hunting) has been tapped to take over.

For those unfamiliar, Death Note “follows the story of a high school student who finds a mysterious notebook that lets him instantly kill any person by writing their name in the book. As the student’s body count piles up, a nameless FBI agent begins tracking him.”

The Death Note series has spawned 3 live action movies in Japan; Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name, L: Change The World.

Death Note trailer

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- Chris Connors

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The Conjuring Spin Off Gets A Release Date

8 July 2014 8:40 AM, PDT

The Conjuring was well received when it hit theaters last year, so much so that a sequel is in production now, but their was one element of the film that seemed to resonate the most with viewers, the Annabelle Doll.  Earlier this year we told you that the creepy doll would be getting its own spin off movie, and now we can confirm when you will see it. 

Annabelle will be getting a full theatrical release this October 3, 2014.  The film stars Annabelle Wallis (The Tudors) and Ward Horton (Days of Our Lives, The Wolf of Wall Street). John Leonetti, who was the cinematographer on The Conjuring will direct Annabelle based off a script from Gary Dauberman (Bloodmonkey, Swamp Devil).

Want to see what the real Annabelle doll that inspired the movie looks like? We've got that for you here.

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- Chris Connors

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'Before the Dawn' Web Series Fills In The Missing Decade

7 July 2014 12:10 PM, PDT

When Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out in the summer of 2011 it took many people by surprise.  Not only was it a critical success it was a commercial one as well, taking in over $300 million.  The success at the box office all but assured that there would be another entry in this rebooted franchise. 

Well, this Friday we get that sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And if you are one to believe early buzz, this film is even better than the last. 

Dawn tells the story of a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

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- Chris Connors

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True Blood Recap: Episode 703 ‘Fire in the Hole’

7 July 2014 10:58 AM, PDT

True Blood Season 7 Recaps Will Be Found At Shock TIll You Drop.

This week’s episode of True Blood was quite good. There was a lot of heartfelt truths, tales of woe, and honest revelations that didn’t come across as cheesy or obnoxious. Just honest moments. Plus a healthy smattering of blood and tits, and the sense that this season has an end-game.

Read Alyse's Full Recap at Shock Till You Drop.

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- Alyse Wax

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