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When America first fell in love with Jackie Evancho's voice, she was just an unknown 10-year-old trying to make it on America's Got Talent. Her version of "O Mio Babbino Caro" dazzled the hit show's audience, its judges and host Nick Cannon, who told People at the time, "That's the best performance I have ever seen on this show." Now, the teenager is impressing again. For her latest feat, Evancho, who began singing at age 7 after watching The Phantom of the Opera, is giving a nod to the classic by doing her version of the musical's ode "Think of Me. »
When America first fell in love with Jackie Evancho's voice, she was just an unknown 10-year-old trying to make it on America's Got Talent. Her version of "O Mio Babbino" dazzled the hit show's audience, its judges and host Nick Cannon, who told People at the time, "That's the best performance I have ever seen on this show." Now, the teenager is impressing again. For her latest feat, Evancho, who began singing at age 7 after watching The Phantom of the Opera, is giving a nod to the classic by doing her version of the musical's ode "Think of Me. »
Following in the footsteps of Peter Bogdanovich’s Stalker and Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Dead End Drive-In, Phil Hawkins’ The Last Showing returns us from our adventures on the moors and in the claustrophobic confines of the jungle to turn the place where we appreciate the filmic dreams conjured up by filmmakers into a nightmarish and hellish place. If back in the 1980’s Robert Englund rolled over sweet dreams like black storm clouds, then three decades later his eye has turned to the multiplex where we dare to dream and lose ourselves in worlds removed from our reality. In a special four part feature, writer-director Phil Hawkins, producer Alexandra Baranska and lead actors Finn Jones and Emily Berrington offer a series of youthful perspectives from behind and in front of the camera, before Robert Englund takes the stage to present the cineaste behind the icon. To commence the feature, what better »
- Paul Risker
Draft Day I guess the discussion before releasing Draft Day was whether or not to take advantage of the start of the NFL season with the theatrical release or the DVD and Blu-ray release and the home video marketing team won because clearly that's the reason for bringing it out today, but does anyone care at this pointc The movie is no good, especially for anyone with a passing understanding of, or interest in, the NFL.
Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection I'm not sure what I think about this one. While it would be awesome to own all of these titles, why Universal decided to go DVD-only is beyond me. If someone is a big enough fan of Universal's Classic Monsters franchise aren't they going to want them all and be willing to pay for them all on Blu-rayc Is it the cost involved in restoring them all and »
- Brad Brevet
September gets off to a fantastic start if you’re a genre fan, as Universal Home Entertainment is unloading a Ton of Universal Monsters-related titles on Blu-ray and DVD, including Universal Classic Monsters: The Complete 30-Film Collection and Dracula (1979) starring Frank Langella as the titular bloodsucker.
Also being released by Universal this week are a handful of horror and sci-fi themed 4-Movie Packs, an 8 Film Collection of Hammer horror titles and several other modern horror classics in high definition, including The People Under the Stairs and Firestarter. The third Cabin Fever film, Patient Zero, is also finally arriving on DVD & Blu-ray as well.
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (Rlj Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)
A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, »
- Heather Wixson
Telluride — "Birdman" has arrived stateside and made as significant an impact as it did at the Venice Film Festival last week. You won't run into too many people who have managed to catch it at one of its packed screenings who weren't completely blown away by the accomplishment, and for director Alejandro González Iñárritu, it was clearly a much-needed exercise in self-reflection away from the somber fray of his filmography to date. From "Amores Perros" to "21 Grams," "Babel" to "Biutiful," González Iñárritu has marinated in heavy drama. And it's not that "Birdman" is without its own profound gravity — quite the opposite, in fact — but it gave him an opportunity to finally have fun and get outside his own head a bit, albeit through a film that very much exists as an exploration of his own midlife considerations. That made sitting down with him all the more enjoyable. Jet-lagged from Venice »
- Kristopher Tapley
Attention, Universal monster fans... that means, well, all of you. The big U is releasing a gargantuan 30-film box set which spans their history of horror from 1931 to 1956, and we have your chance to score a copy on us!
To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at email@example.com including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.
This contest will end on at 12:01 Am Pt on September 1st.
Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection Description
They informed our dreams and nightmares, each and every one. Brilliant actors, craftspeople, and filmmakers combined to deliver these indelible characters who may have died on screen, but they will surely live forever. They are the one and only Universal Classic Monsters.
Now, for the first time ever, all 30 Universal Pictures' Classic Monster films will be available together on DVD in »
- Steve Barton
Sitting with Robert Englund deep in the bowels of a gilded London hotel, it becomes obvious just what a great storyteller he is. As he reminisces about his early acting career in such films as Five Easy Pieces or Hustle, or goes even further back to his childhood brushes with the horror genre, he talks in a soothing, sonorous voice that is a million miles away from his signature role of Freddy Krueger.
Then again, Englund doesn't look or sound like the character in his latest movie, either. In The Last Showing, a psychological horror thriller written and directed by the UK's Phil Hawkins, Englund plays Stuart, a once proud projectionist who, thanks to the advent of digital cinema, finds himself busted down to the lowly »
Director: Jerome Sable.
Running Time: 89 minutes.
Synopsis: After the murder of their broadway star mother (Driver), two teens are left as cooks at a summer camp for performing arts. It turns out that the producer (Meat Loaf) intends to resurrect the show that was to be their mother’s last.
Certainly aiming for a unique angle at this year’s FrightFest is the enjoyably silly Stage Fright. Announcing your film as a cross between Friday The 13th and Glee may not be the best way to draw in the crowds, but it is certainly an intriguing premise. Horror’s and musicals have joined forces before in the form of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cannibal The Musical, Phantom Of The Opera and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have become a fixture of our morning telly-watching thanks to, er, This Morning so it seems fitting that they're now going to be hosting a quiz together! Gift Wrapped, which kicks off on ITV today, sees couples trying to win items on their wedding list - and ultimately a holiday.
If you want to get an idea of the show, watch the clip below - then read on, because we called up Eamonn to find out more about the show and how he keeps his marriage to Ruth so happy...
Why was this show good for you and Ruth to do together as your first quiz show?
"Because there's nothing else like it on the telly. First of all, there's no quiz show that has two presenters, and secondly, there's no quiz show that has a husband and wife. It ties in beautifully, because all the contestants are romantically involved, »
don't cry Meryl, you've got plenty of songs to sing already!No sooner do we get the Oscar charts updated than everything changes. We are Sisyphus!
I was thrilled to have a new Stephen Sondheim song to look forward to after all the build-up, but we shan't be hearing it. At least not within the context of Into the Woods since they've cut it from the movie. Sorry Meryl... but you've got other great songs to sing. That means less one Oscar nomination for the movie which could earn anywhere from 0 to, you know, 14. I should pretend to have a clue how this will be received but my own deep love of Sondheim musicals has really messed with my radar about this movie. I remain both totally elated that it will be onscreen and terrified at all the things that are sure to be wrong with it. What should we »
- NATHANIEL R
Recently, news has surfaced that Emmy Rossum (Phantom Of The Opera, Day After Tomorrow, Beautiful Creatures) is in talks with DC for might even be a major role for an upcoming DC film, one of the nine they recently told press that were being made between now and 2020, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, not included. Though there are no details yet as to what role she might assume, whether it be the lead of a solo-venture or a smaller role in a ‘team’ film, such as Justice League. What we do know is that she Is actively in talks with DC and this rumour has been around for the last month or so, but up until now was previously unconfirmed, as indicated by her representative’s response to an inquiry about the subject:
“Thank you for your interest in ICM, we are a very competitive agency and cannot release information at this time, »
- Matthew Ceo
In 2013, new musical Love Beyond premiered in Brighton to standing ovations and now writer/producer Richard Haley and director Tabitha Webb are bringing the show to London, where it will play 2 nights at Wembley Arena. Here’s the lowdown on the show:
“Love Beyond tells the greatest love story of all time, an epic, sweeping tale that echoes through eternity. A story of the battle to see love triumph over all, inextricably woven into the fabric of human history. A journey beginning with the joy of new life and hope, which travels through a dark season of hopelessness, despair and incredible sacrifice to finally arrive at a place of hope, redemption and renewal of life. It’s the Bible as never seen before through an uplifting and spectacular musical experience that will stay with you forever.”
Judging from the pictures and trailer, which you can check out below, we’re »
- Victoria Bull
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
What's It About? This is a freaky '70s take on "Faust" and "Phantom of the Opera," by way of Brian De Palma. Sure, we know that music producers are evil, but Swan (Paul Williams) really takes the cake.
Why We're In: Shout! Factory's two-disc set has some pretty great goodies for fans of this cult flick.
New on DVD & Blu-ray
"12 O'Clock Boys"
What's It About? Baltimore teens take to the streets on their dirt bikes, and young Pug wants to be one of them. A short but satisfying doc that's part extreme sports action and part personal drama.
In or Out: In.
What's It About? Christine Ricci stars as a cool American teacher in Australia who puts on a performance of "Hamlet" with her students. Unfortunately for the play's star, an Aboriginal teen named Liam, his »
- Jenni Miller
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. Phantom of the Paradise Winslow Leach (William Finley) is a musician and songwriter hoping to make it big, but his efforts to get his work noticed by the infamous producer and personality, Swan (Paul Williams), results in trouble. Swan hears, loves, and steals Winslow’s music leaving the artist deranged and badly burned in the process, but Winslow returns behind a mask to wreak havoc on the man’s hot new club. Toss in a thief of another kind, a dame named Phoenix (Jessica Harper) who steals Winslow’s heart, and the stage is set for tragedy. It’s Phantom of the Opera meets Faust, part comedy and part musical, and it had to have been clear from the outset that it was not going to find a home with general audiences. It »
- Rob Hunter
It's shaping up to be a banner year for diversity on Broadway. In addition to casting the first black Phantom of the Opera, it was announced today that that Keke Palmer will be Broadway's first black Cinderella, joining the production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at New York's Broadway Theater starting September 9. "It's honestly one of those things that I can't believe is really happening," Palmer told the AP. "I'm very excited. Very excited and nervous as well — a bunch of feelings all at once."She also paid homage to another African-American woman who donned Cinderella's glass slippers before her: Pop singer Brandy, who starred as the titular princess in a 1997 TV movie alongside Whitney Houston as the fairy godmother. "I feel like the reason I'm able to do this is definitely because Brandy did it on TV," she added, calling Brandy one of her heroes. "In me »
- Anna Silman
Funko has carved out an incredible niche for itself with its awesomely cute Pop! Vinyl series, which grows more and more monstrous in the most amazing of ways! Next up for the purveyors of all that is tiny and cool? The Universal Monsters.
The bad boys (and Bride) you see below will be available in September.
It's a perfect night for mystery and horror! The air itself is filled with... monsters!
Funko is bringing the legendary Universal Monsters to life in a new Pop! series! Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Metaluna Mutant, and Phantom of the Opera are all creepy cute!
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- Steve Barton
Englund's iconic Krueger.
Freddy Krueger himself - or at least the man who played him, Robert Englund - is to make a special appearance at this year's Film4 Frightfest, it was announced today. Besides A Nightmare On Elm Street, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, the 67 year old actor has also starred in genre hits from V to Strippers Vs Werewolves, as well as playing a memorable Phantom of the Opera. “Englund is one of the genre’s originals and we are thrilled to host such an icon of fright,” said festival co-director Alan Jones.
Also big news for fans is a scheduled appearance by legendary author and noted recluse Alan Moore, creator of the original comics behind From Hell, V For Vendetta and Watchmen. Moore will introduce his new short film triptych Show Pieces along with its director, Mitch Jenkins.
Other stars joining the line-up are horror's latest. »
- Jennie Kermode
At their Comic-Con panel on Saturday, Scream Factory announced ten genre titles they will release on Blu-ray in late 2014 and throughout 2015. Now they have an update that should please horror fans, as five upcoming titles (three from the newly announced batch) have received 2014 release dates, including the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions and two movies from George A. Romero.
Scream Factory divulged the following Blu-ray release dates via Facebook:
1. The Doctor and the Devils Blu-ray
2. Dolls (Collector’s Edition) Blu-ray
November 11th. (Artwork to be revealed soon.)
Scheduled for a December 2014 release. (No other details at this time.)
Scream Factory also stated that their Blu-ray of New Year’s Evil will hit shelves »
- Derek Anderson
Scream Factory has been doing an amazing job for a few years now with their amazing home releases of cult classics and lesser-known gems of the past few decades. With releases like From Beyond, Day of the Dead, The Howling, Darkman, Ginger Snaps, John Carpenter’s The Fog, Sleepaway Camp, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, and a ton of other horror gems, Scream Factory is now essentially the Criterion Collection of cult horror, low budget sci-fi, and other great genre films that may be overlooked otherwise. Over the past weekend, Scream Factory announced ten new titles to their library that should get all genre fans very excited.
From the company’s Facebook:
We just announced the following upcoming Scream Factory blu-ray releases at our Comic Con panel this evening. Here’s the exciting line-up!
3. Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh
5. Phantom of the Opera »
- Max Molinaro
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