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Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple on their macabre meet-cute Horns

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Maybe you’re not ready to see The Boy Who Lived as a devil who may or may not have killed his girlfriend, butDaniel Radcliffe sure is.

In his newest movie -- which plays Cineplex theatres for a one-night only event on October 27th -- Radcliffe trades in his lightning bolt scar for a pair of horns for the adaptation of Joe Hill’s best-selling novel Horns. Radcliffe plays Ig, a twenty-something who wakes up one morning with a hangover, a dead girlfriend, horns growing out of his head, and a sudden power that compels people to tell him their secrets. That’s a lot to take in before breakfast.

Directed by the infamous horror director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension), Radcliffe joins Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises, Killer Joe) for a whodunit that’s simultaneously humorous, thrilling, and heart-wrenching.

We sat down with Daniel Radcliffe »

- Sasha James

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Insidous: Chapter 3 begins a new era of scares in first teaser

24 October 2014 12:59 PM, PDT

Insidious hits the restart button on Chapter 3, bringing us a whole new terrified family.

Set in a time that pre-dates the events for the first film and its sequel (which picked up hours after the ending of the original), Chapter 3 leaves the Lambert family in favour of a teenager (Stefanie Scott) who is bedridden after breaking both her legs in an accident.  As her dad (Dermot Mulroney) helps her settle in for a logn recovery, she develops some feelings for her neighbor (Ashton Mojo) who reciprocates her crush.  It doesn’t take her long to realize that the cute knocking on the shared wall of their semi-detached house isn’t from her intended beau, but something much more sinister.

Insidious writer and actor Leigh Whannell takes over the director’s chair from James Wan in this third outing of the franchise, which also sees the return of series regular Lin Shaye »

- Rachel West

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Battle Royale - Throwback Thrills: Round 3 Results

24 October 2014 11:57 AM, PDT

From flying monkeys to pink elephants, we’ve picked some of the most memorable throwback thrills for this month’s Battle Royale. We narrowed down the list to thirty-two, but it’s up to you to pick the winner.

We’re down to four. Yes, our semi-finalists for Battle Royale have been chosen.

These are the four scenes you’ve chosen as the scariest, most terrifying, most traumatizing scenes in movies that are (apparently) made for kids:

 

 

So far it’s looks like nothing can beat Other Mother from Coraline. With her perfect hair and cold, plastic stare, she took down a t-rex. Musical heavyweights The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory also went head-to-head this round, and Wonka’s boat ride scared off the Wicked Witch’s winged monkeys.

Match-ups have been won by a mere handful of votes. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban »

- Sasha James

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Keanu Reeves takes aim in John Wick

23 October 2014 10:37 AM, PDT

You don’t mess with a man’s dog.  Especially when that dog is a puppy from a dearly departed loved one and the man in question is John Wick.

Keanu Reeves plays the enigmatic man out for revenge in John Wick.  Set in a sexy and stylish underworld where hitmen and honour codes rule, Wick is the man whose name strikes fear in the hearts of foes.  Pity the fool that ever thought to give his dog a second glance.

With a slick three-piece for his armour, John Wick is an action thriller with a surprising amount of humour from former stuntmen-turned-directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski.  Reeves, who met the stunt duo on The Matrix thought this was the perfect project for the pair to tackle on their first outing as directors.  The stunt-laden film combines not only gun-play and martial arts, but also puts Reeves behind the wheel for some stunt driving. »

- Rachel West

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Top 10 movies about female friendships

23 October 2014 10:04 AM, PDT

Female friendships are a thing of beauty.  Robust, complicated, endearing, intense, and any other adjective you can think of.  Sure, a lot of movies revolve around girlfriends talking about men and the various heartaches, hardships, and passionate feelings menfolk bring, but it’s those movies that feature genuine relationships that pass the Bechdel test that we love the best.  The test is simple, really:  Have a movie with at least two female characters who talk to one another about something other than man.  Surprisingly – or perhaps not – many mainstream films fail this simple test.  For those that do pass with flying colours, they’re likely to end up on our list of the top 10 movies that deal with female friendships in its many forms.

Keira Knightley and Chloe Grace Moretz throw their hats into the friendship ring in this week's release, Laggies.  When Megan (Knightley) hits a quarter-life crises, she »

- Rachel West

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Avengers: Age of Ultron gets its first trailer

22 October 2014 8:59 PM, PDT

Well, that got dark.

“I’ve Got No Strings” from Pinocchio has never sounded more terrifying than in the background of the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ulton -- and Pinocchio is a pretty scary movie, to be quite honest.

The trailer for the film was leaked, and Marvel had the best reaction:

 

Dammit, Hydra.

Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 22, 2014

 

James Spader is Ultron, replacing Tom Hiddleston’s Loki as the main antagonist in the next Marvel installment. We don’t know what Ultron’s motives are yet, but we’re sure his methods are effective. Just look at Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) curled up on the floor of the Helicarrier. These guys are scared.

Robert Downey, Jr. returns as Tony Stark -- in an Iron Man suit five times bigger than usual -- on May 1, 2015 inAvengers: Age of Ultron. Ruffalo, Chris EvansScarlett JohanssonChris HemsworthJeremy Renner, and »

- Sasha James

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What the Devil: Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple on Horns

21 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT

Much like the Twilight movies, Horns is a supernatural thriller that takes place in Washington State, was filmed in British Columbia, and concerns young people in love and pain.

That’s where the similarities end.

Directed by horror helmer Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D, The Hills Have Eyes), this indie is a more abstract, messier take on the paranormal. It starts with the news that one of its main characters, Merrin (Juno Temple), is dead, perhaps murdered by her longtime boyfriend Ig (Daniel Radcliffe). At least that’s what everyone in town thinks.

But when sweet Ig inexplicably sprouts devil horns and develops the magical — and incredibly annoying — power to make everyone around him spill their darkest secrets, he realizes he can use this power to find out who really killed his beloved.

“We don’t try to explain it, it just f--king happens,” Radcliffe says of Ig’s devilish new traits. »

- Marni Weisz - Editor, Cineplex Magazine

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Fury blasts Gone Girl from top of box office

20 October 2014 12:07 PM, PDT

The bloody World War II drama Fury blew past Gone Girl at theatres this weekend.

Gone Girl was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in Furyblasted the film to second place. Sony's Fury captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Fox's "Gone Girl" followed with $17.8 million.

The week's top two films are R-rated adult dramas, followed by two PG family films.

"The fall movie season is all about making the transition from PG-13 world of summer to the R-rated, edgier world of the fall and awards season," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

The animated Fox feature The Book of Life opened in third place with $17 million, followed by Disney'sAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with $12 million.

"Were now in full adult movie-going »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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Battle Royale - Throwback Thrills: Round 2 Results

20 October 2014 12:07 PM, PDT

There were a lot of surprises in the second round of our throwback thrill Battle Royale.

Who would have guessed The Land Before Time's Sharptooth would beat out the 80's babies' greatest nightmare: Skesis from The Dark Crystal? It was a close race, but nowhere near that between Who Framed Roger Rabbit's Judge Doom and Toy Story's Sid. The preteen terror won out with only a handful more votes.

Live action films having been dominating the race, with The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory beating out Fantasia and Dumbo, respectively.

But don’t discount animated movies! The Lion King, Coraline, The Land Before Time, and Toy Storyare still in the running – and they sure are scary.

What throwback thrill do you think will win the Battle Royale? Let us know in the comments below, and check out our bracket for a sneak peek at round three's matchups! »

- Sasha James

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Quiz: Horror fan? Take the Scary Movie quiz!

20 October 2014 8:29 AM, PDT

‘Tis the season to be scared! With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve been breaking out our favourite horror movies at home to help get in the spirit of things. From recent spooky tales like Annabelle and last year's hit The Conjuring to so-bad-it’s-good 1980’s horror movies and cult classics like The Evil Dead, we’re ready for tricks or treats come October 31st!

This week, Ouija points its way into theatres and attempts to conjure up a few scares in the paranormal horror as a group of pals determine how their recently-deceased friend met her untimely end.

If you’re a big fan of Halloween and horror movies, we've got a few tricks up our sleeves as we bring some terrifying treats your way with special screenings of scary flicks in our monthly Classic Film Series programme.  This month, take a trip back to a black and »

- Rachel West

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