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Paris — As a result of the new 30% tax rebate for domestic and international productions, Les Studios de Paris, based in Luc Besson’s Cite du Cinemá complex in Northern Paris, expects a major increase in production in 2016.
The studios – run by president Brigitte Segal and co-ordinator Valerie Venetz – recently hired consultant and producer, Jean-Philippe Blime, to attract new business and produce a study on competition from other studios and the impact of the new tax rebate schemes.
Blime worked as an assistant director on films such as “Phantom of the Opera” and “Interview with a Vampire” and ran his own company Latomana. His productions include Sylvain Estibal’s “When Pigs have Wings,” that won a French Cesar award for best first film.
He considers that it’s very early to predict the impact of the new rates given that producers are still assimilating the new rules and doing their calculations. »
- Martin Dale
It wouldn’t be The X-Files without some serious Wtf moments. The show that in the past brought you the Flukeman, a mystic who bores inside his victims and treats them as puppets, and a liver eating immortal mutant is back – and has brought plenty of shocking material with it.
Two out of the six installments of The X-Files revival have aired to date, to great success in the ratings, with the premiere bringing in over 20 million viewers after the ratings adjusted to include DVR and VOD views for the premiere, My Struggle. The following night, the show’s first episode in its new Monday night timeslot, Founder’s Mutation, also easily defeated any and all competition, crushing Supergirl and The Bachelor with close to 10 million viewers.
That means the show had plenty of eyeballs on it for a number of shocking, surprising, absolutely Wtf moments that many fans simply weren’t expecting. »
- Jay Anderson
As Porky Pig so famously put it, “Th-th-th-th-th-that’s all folks!”
Ok, not really. For the Idoloonie Nation, we haven’t even gotten to the thrilling parts of American Idol‘s farewell season — the live shows, where the red plastic husk of the jokesters and the delusional are tossed aside, and we get to binge on the delicious goudas and bries and provolones who comprise the Top 12. (Ok, sorry… that cheese metaphor went on a little too long, but it’s the inevitable result of snacking primarily on celery and carrots for the last two weeks.)
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Universal, home of the most famous monsters in filmland, have hired a monster star for the studios' upcoming reboot of "The Mummy", part of a new 'shared monster universe' that will include 'Dracula', 'Wolfman' and a whole lot more:
Actor Tom Cruise has been confirmed for "The Mummy" reboot, opening June 9, 2017, to be directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a screenplay by Jon Spaights, set in the modern era, with a female mummy (Sofia Boutella ) as the main female lead.
Other new films, to be developed by Kurtzman include reboots of "Dracula"...
..."The Invisible Man"...
...."Phantom Of The Opera"...
....and "Creature From The Black Lagoon"...
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- Michael Stevens
Join El Rey Network and Freddy Krueger for the third annual "Rip Your Heart Out" Valentine's Day Marathon. This year will bring you and your Dream Warrior closer together with five of the classic A Nightmare on Elm Street films as well as episodes from the iconic 1988 series Freddy's Nightmares. The marathon will begin with the episode Black Tickets on Saturday, February 13th at 6Am Et/Pt and will conclude with A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child on Monday, February 15th at 2Am Et/Pt.
The entire weekend will be hosted by the star of the franchise - Robert Englund. Englund's portrayal of Freddy Krueger blasted him into the pop culture vernacular as heir apparent to the horror icons of the past, destined to stand alongside Lon Chaney's Phantom of the Opera and Boris Karloff's monster in Frankenstein.
After five years of success in regional theater Robert Englund. »
5 items from 2016
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