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Sinister Shadows Featured in Classic Clip & Exclusive New Poster for The Old Dark House (1932) 4K Restoration

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An essential must-see for horror fans who enjoy films set in eerie abodes on dark and stormy nights, The Dark Old House (1932), co-starring the legendary Boris Karloff, is coming to select theaters like never before this October in a stunning 4K digital restoration from Cohen Media Group, and we've been provided with an exclusive reveal of the new poster for the film and a clip that offers a look at the eye-popping makeover given to the classic shadow puppet scene.

Below, you can watch the creepy clip and check out the new poster, which will be included in the Blu-ray / DVD booklet for the film's new home media release on October 24th. We also have the previous press release with full details on The Old Dark House 4K restoration, and keep an eye out for the film in select theaters beginning Friday, October 6th, including the Quad theater in New York City.
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October 2017 VOD Releases Include Cult Of Chucky, Better Watch Out, War For The Planet Of The Apes

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With the Halloween season finally upon us, that we’ve got a ton of horror and sci-fi titles headed our way via VOD and various digital platforms throughout the month of October. Things kick off with the 1992 horror comedy Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which hits Digital HD for the first time ever on October 2nd. The very next day, Cult of Chucky, Super Dark Times, The Forlorned, and Realive all make their respective debuts, and just a few days later the holiday horror flick Better Watch Out arrives on October 6th.

October 10th is another busy day, with the digital releases of Wish Upon, Dementia 13, The 13th Friday, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Wes Craven’s cult classic Summer of Fear, and for those looking to spend their Friday the 13th at home, you’ve got M.F.A., Brawl in Cell Block 99, and the Psycho-themed documentary 78/52 to look forward to.
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The Old Dark House (1932) 4K Restoration Home Media Release Details & Cover Art

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He played iconic roles like Frankenstein's monster and Imhotep (aka The Mummy), but Boris Karloff also instilled life in so many other intriguing characters, including Morgan in The Old Dark House, coming to Blu-ray (in a 4K restoration), DVD, and digital platforms this October from the Cohen Film Collection:

Press Release: Charles S. Cohen, Chairman and CEO of Cohen Media Group, today announced that the landmark thriller The Old Dark House, starring Boris Karloff, will be released by the Cohen Film Collection on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms on October 24, 2017. The home video release features the dazzling new 4K digital restoration that was screened to wide acclaim at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.

Based on J.B. Priestley's popular novel Benighted, this legendary classic was directed by James Whale in the fertile period between his Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. In The Old Dark House, Whale puts a surprising spin on
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Robotech Movie Gets Wonder Woman Writer

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Robotech Movie Gets Wonder Woman Writer
With It remake director Andy Muschietti coming aboard Sony's long-gestating Robotech adaptation in July, the project has added another key creative addition with Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman) signing on to write the script. This adaptation has been in development for several years, but now it seems it may finally have a shot of making it through production. Still, the studio hasn't set a production start date or even a release date yet, but still it's good news for fans of the franchise who have been waiting years to see this story on the big screen.

Deadline reports that Jason Fuchs will be working with Andy Muschietti to craft a brand new story from scratch, meaning they will discard the drafts written by several different writers over the years. We first reported on this adaptation back in 2008, when Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan signed on to write the script. Since then,
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‘Unprecedented’ Rainfall and Rising Floodwaters: Everything to Know in the Wake of Harvey

Hurricane Harvey made landfall northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday evening. And it’s ravaged the state ever since, leaving millions of people to battle catastrophic flooding.

Buildings were ripped apart and firefighters were unable to respond to victims in the hours after the storm hit and traveled across Texas. It started as a Category 4 storm with winds of 130 miles per hour, but moved offshore before making landfall again, becoming a Category 3 hurricane.

Harvey’s rains have inundated Houston, leaving residents stranded on their roofs and homeless.

Here’s what you need to know about the storm wreaking havoc
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Newswire: TCM goes alphabetical for this year’s “30 Days Of Oscar”

For more than two decades, cable station Turner Classic Movies has broadcast a special month of programming in anticipation of the Oscars. But for its 22nd year of Oscar programming, TCM is offering a new take on its favorite month of the year. While previous Oscar months have focused on themes like “Six Degrees Of Separation” or “Turner Classic Movies University,” this year is a bit more straightforward.

From Wednesday, February 1, to Friday, March 3, TCM will play Oscar winners in alphabetical order, starting with historical bio Abe Lincoln In Illinois and winding up with political thriller Z. Most letters only get one day, while some (like A, S, and T) will likely get two. This means that February will contain none of TCM’s B-movies or Bowery Boys efforts, but four Astaire-Rogers musicals, a number of Hitchcock films, and the channel’s premiere of Dreamgirls on February 7 ...
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Long Before Day-Lewis, Oscar-Nominated Actor Played Lincoln: TCM 'Stars' Series Continues

Raymond Massey ca. 1940. Raymond Massey movies: From Lincoln to Boris Karloff Though hardly remembered today, the Toronto-born Raymond Massey was a top supporting player – and sometime lead – in both British and American movies from the early '30s all the way to the early '60s. During that period, Massey was featured in nearly 50 films. Turner Classic Movies generally selects the same old MGM / Rko / Warner Bros. stars for its annual “Summer Under the Stars” series. For that reason, it's great to see someone like Raymond Massey – who was with Warners in the '40s – be the focus of a whole day: Sat., Aug. 8, '15. (See TCM's Raymond Massey movie schedule further below.) Admittedly, despite his prestige – his stage credits included the title role in the short-lived 1931 Broadway production of Hamlet – the quality of Massey's performances varied wildly. Sometimes he could be quite effective; most of the time, however, he was an unabashed scenery chewer,
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'The Newsroom's' Sam Waterston: Not reading reviews is 'a much nicer place to be'

Sam Waterston couldn't be happier to be in the hot seat in Season 2 of "The Newsroom."

As Atlantis Cable News chief Charlie Skinner on the Aaron Sorkin-created HBO drama series, the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor is among those playing witnesses being deposed about an alleged war crime labeled Operation Genoa, Acn's related story having been proven to be built on wrong information.

Sunday's (Aug. 25) new episode takes the internal probe to its peak ... and heads may roll, including Charlie's.

"Just you wait!," Waterston gleefully tells Zap2it. "The thing that's so amazing about what Aaron does is that most stories content themselves with tying one person to the tracks, then having the train bear down on them. But he's got so many irons in the fire, so many balls in the air, it's just astounding how he does this."

Not only is the result dramatically sound to Waterston,
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Hollywood’s John Wilkes Booth

The St. Louis Globe-Democrat is a monthly newspaper run by Steve DeBellis, a well know St. Louis historian, and it’s the largest one-man newspaper in the world. The concept of The Globe is that there is an old historic headline, then all the articles in that issue are written as though it’s the year that the headline is from. It’s an unusual concept but the paper is now in its 25th successful year! Steve and I collaborated in May of 2011 on an all-Vincent Price issue of The Globe and I’ve been writing a regular monthly movie-related column since. Since there is no on-line version of The Globe, I post all of my articles here at We Are Movie Geeks. This month’s edition of The Globe takes place in 1865, the year President Lincoln was shot .Steve and I originally decided I would write an article
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Oscars: Seth MacFarlane's best, worst and most controversial jokes

Oscars: Seth MacFarlane's best, worst and most controversial jokes
Seth MacFarlane's debut as host of the Oscars inevitably proved divisive. Some enjoyed his more risqué humour, while others found his songs about "boobs" and 'controversial' zingers more childish than funny.

If you didn't catch the show, Digital Spy has rounded up MacFarlane's gags so that you can make up your own mind on whether the Family Guy creator was a hit or a miss.

1. On Ben Affleck's snub in the 'Best Director' category

"Argo tells the previously classified story about an American hostage rescue in post-revolutionary Iran. The story was so top secret that the film's director is unknown to the Academy."

2. On Daniel Day-Lewis's method acting

"Daniel Day-Lewis, your process fascinates me. You were totally 100% in character as Lincoln during the making of the movie… So when you saw a cell phone, would you have to go, 'Oh my God, what's that?!' If you
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Day-Lewis Doesn't Forget Fellow Actor Bypassed by Screen Actors Guild Voters

SAG Awards 2013: Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence [See previous post: "SAG Awards: Ben Affleck Argo to Win Best Picture Oscar?"] Daniel Day-Lewis was the Best Actor SAG Award winner for Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed historical drama Lincoln. In his acceptance speech, Day-Lewis acknowledged not only his fellow Best Actor nominees, but also non-nominee Joaquin Phoenix, whose performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master was bypassed by SAG Award voters. (Photo: Daniel Day-Lewis SAG Awards 2013.) Additionally, Day-Lewis thanked "my friends" Leonardo DiCaprio and Liam Neeson, and joked that perhaps because Abraham Lincoln was killed by an actor, John Wilkes Booth, actors have frequently tried to bring Lincoln back to life. Before Daniel Day-Lewis, the movies’ Abraham Lincolns include those of Joseph Henabery, Walter Huston, John Carradine, Henry Fonda, Raymond Massey (a Best Actor Oscar nominee for Abe Lincoln in Illinois), and, most recently, Benjamin Walker. Of note: Lincoln marked Daniel Day-Lewis’ third Best Actor SAG Award victory. His previous two wins were for
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How Well Do You Know This Year's Oscars Nominees?

How Well Do You Know This Year's Oscars Nominees?
By Hannah Soo Park

Forget about all the snubs and surprises. Now that the official list of Academy Award nominations is finally upon us, it's time to test your knowledge about our notable contenders. Whether you're in a heated predictions debate or simply trying to be the know-it-all at your buddy's viewing party, we've got the facts and figures to engage, impress or simply satisfy your inner-Oscar geek.

Who are the newbies and who's been nominated before?

What do Christoph Waltz, Tommy Lee Jones, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro and Alan Arkin all have in common? Aside from the fact that they're all nominated for Best Supporting Actor (duh), they've also all won in that particular category before. By the way, thank you, Emma Stone, for the "He's already won before" deadpan.

Out of the entire list of nominees, four are first-timers: Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, Emmanuelle Riva and Quvenzhane Wallis.
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A Brief History of the Oscar’s Commanders-in-Chief

The release of Lincoln could not be better timed. The plan must be to get as much of a boost from the presidential election as possible, yet at the same time avoid being cast as part of the political debate, by opening after November 6th. Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner would rather their film be seen as a portrait of a great American hero above contemporary politics, or at least not see it hijacked by 21st century bickering. They have every right, even though upon closer inspection it might become clear where they stand. However, let’s leave that for later and move on to some Oscar history. Only four men have earned Best Actor nominations for playing Us Presidents, with Daniel Day-Lewis now certain to be the fifth. (For context, the Academy has over the years nominated nine Kings of England.) The list contains one other Lincoln, one Woodrow Wilson, and
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question of the day: What is your favorite biopic?

Today’s question comes from Patrick, who writes: Biopics have been an important staple in the history of cinema. From Abraham Lincoln (Abe Lincoln in Illinois) to Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network) we've seen onscreen many tales of movers and shakers and and the occasional holy person who've affected the world we live. What's your favorite? Also: Should one follow the Roger Ebert axiom of "It's not what it's about, but how it's about" when it comes to well told screen biographies about less-than-reputable people ("The People vs Larry Flynt"; "The Last King of Scotland")? And does it matter if it's not 100% true to the historical facts in lieu of it being entertaining (like "Nixon")? And this Qotd is also in honor of the debut of the serious speculation and anticipation for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln has now begun, with the debut of the trailer. So: What is your favorite biopic?
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Jason Clarke to star as Lincoln's dad in Terrence Malick-produced film

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Jason Clarke to star as Lincoln's dad in Terrence Malick-produced film
In as year that's shown us two very different onscreen interpretations of Abraham Lincoln, Jason Clarke is in talks to play the 16th president's father in the upcoming "Green Blade Rises." Terrence Malick ("Tree of Life," "To the Wonder") is producing the film which will focus on the formative years of young Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Clarke will play Tom Lincoln and will be the film's male lead, according to Deadline. Diane Kruger ("Inglourious Basterds")  will play Sarah Lincoln. The senior Lincoln was a poorly educated farmer who often abused young Abe, eventually driving him to strike out on his own and make...
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Ann Romney speaking at Rnc conjures up memorable Republican first ladies on film

With her sleekly-styled hair and outspoken support of her husband, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Ann Romney makes her debut Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention as one in a long line of would-be first ladies.

While the phrase “behind every great man there’s a great woman” may seem quaintly archaic by modern standards, when it comes to presidential biopics, those married to the president can be just as politically and emotionally fierce as the men they stick by — and stand up to.

Here are some memorable Republican first ladies from movie biopics about the Commander-in-Chief:

Joan Allen
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First Official Image of Daniel Day-Lewis From Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln; In Theaters Nov 9

Check out EW.com for the first look at Daniel Day Lewis in the title role of Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg. It has been over 60 years since an actor was Oscar nominated for his role as the 16th President (Raymond Massey for Abe Lincoln In Illinois, 1940) and only 10 pairs of male actors have been nominated for playing the same character or historical figure. Expect Lewis to join that list when the Academy Awards nominations for Best Actor are announced next year.

Based on the best-selling book, Team of Rivals, by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, the screenplay has been written by the Pulitzer Prize winner, Tony Award winner, and Academy Award nominated writer Tony Kushner. It will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg.

Lincoln focuses on the last four months of the president.s .s life and the political strategizing he undertook at the close of
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Meryl Streep's nomination for 'Iron Lady' would be historic

Meryl Streep's nomination for 'Iron Lady' would be historic
Meryl Streep's inevitable nomination as British Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady" will be one of Oscar's most historically significant. Never before has a performer been nominated for Best Actress for portraying a real-life elected official. -Inserts:26- That is a staggering statistic considering it happens in Best Actor on a regular basis. American presidents are popular roles in that category, starting with Raymond Massey in "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" (1940). Alexander Knox was nominated for playing Woodrow Wilson in 1944 and James Whitmore contended for playing Harry Truman in "Give 'em Hell, Harry!" (1975). Anthony Hopkins and Frank Langella both received bids for their portrayals of Richard Nixon in "Nixon" (1995) and "Frost/Nixon" (2008) respectively. While playing a president has yet to win an actor the Oscar, taking on the role of a ruling monarch has, most recently last yea...
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Anna Massey Dead at 73: Worked for Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell, Otto Preminger

Anna Massey, a Tony nominee who played supporting roles in more than 40 movies, died of cancer on Sunday, July 3, in London. Massey was 73. The daughter of Academy Award nominee Raymond Massey (Abe Lincoln in Illinois) and sister of another Oscar nominee, Daniel Massey (Star!), Anna Massey began her acting career in the late '50s. She was nominated for a Tony for her performance in The Reluctant Debutante (1958), which was made into a movie that same year. Directed by Vincente Minnelli, the movie version starred Sandra Dee as an Americanized version of the role Massey had originated in the West End and on Broadway. Massey's first film appearance also took place in 1958, in John Ford's crime drama Gideon's Day, starring Jack Hawkins. Other notable film roles, invariably supporting bigger names, include those in Michael Powell's controversial Peeping Tom (photo, 1960), with Karl Böhm as a fetishistic serial killer; Otto Preminger
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Sally Field is First Lady Mary Todd "Lincoln"

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2013?) is one of those movies that I always forget about due to its long long gestation period. I swear I've been hearing about it as long as Jodie Foster's Flora Plum or Jodie Foster's Leni Reifenstahl or a few of Terrence Malick's movies before they surfaced. Will it ever get made? Probably. This is Spielberg we're talking about and he's familiar with the green light. The biopic is now one small step closer to filming. Deadline reports that Sally Field is in as our seventeenth* First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln.

Spielberg says that Sally Field was always his first choice. I don't believe or disbelieve this exactly but I find it amusing that virtually every casting announcement for any movie (not specifically this one) comes with "they were our first choice all along" which simply can't be true 90% of the time we hear
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