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'It' Sequel Gets September 2019 Release Date

3 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Pennywise the Dancing Clown is getting ready to terrorize audiences all over again.

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. on Monday announced that a sequel to the horror blockbuster It will hit theaters, including Imax locations, on Sept. 6, 2019.

Since its debut earlier this month, the film adaptation of Stephen King's book has shattered numerous records, including becoming the top-grossing horror film of all time, not adjusting for inflation. The Exorcist, released in 1973, made $233 million in North America and $441.3 million worldwide, but the domestic portion swells to $917.5 million when adjusting for inflation.

It has earned »

- Pamela McClintock

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Eileen Dietz Joins the Cast of Itsy Bitsy!

7 hours ago | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Filmmaker Micah Gallo is looking to make them even scarier with his new film Itsy Bitsy and to further show that he means business comes the announcement that The Exorcist‘s most infamous face of evil, Eileen Dietz, has officially joined… Continue Reading →

The post Eileen Dietz Joins the Cast of Itsy Bitsy! appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Sentinel (1977)

23 September 2017 11:27 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In regards to his filmic output, director Michael Winner was wildly inconsistent at his worst and wholly divisive at his best (and vice versa). The remarkable thing is that those two extreme opinions can be about the same film; some find the kinetic sleaze of Death Wish (1974) powerful and disturbing, others find its ham-fisted social grazing problematic and off-putting. But it was a big hit, so naturally Universal let him ride the satanic tide with The Sentinel (1977), a Good vs. Evil, Portal to Hell potboiler that warms this Fulci-loving heart three years before Lucio even set foot in New Orleans.

Given a limited release in January stateside, The Sentinel barely broke even on its $4 million budget, and the critics hated it, deeming it lurid, reprehensible trash. Which it is; but it’s also ridiculously entertaining and has a few truly haunting moments. Turns out Winner could do horror—and yet »

- Scott Drebit

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'The Exorcist' Unveils Chilling New Season 2 Poster

22 September 2017 6:05 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

One week before the second season of Fox's horror series The Exorcist premieres, the network has released some frightening new images and a poster showcasing the new Pacific Northwest tableau.

The new season shifts the focus from the urban sprawl of Chicago to the rural, tree-lined islands of the Pacific Northwest, marking a new entry in the anthology series based on William Peter Blatty's series of novels. 

The poster shows star Brianna Hildebrand screaming in profile as strands of her hair rise upwards in a resemblance of the haunting woods that dot the new setting. 

The released episodic images, meanwhile, showcase »

- Patrick Shanley

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‘The Exorcist’ Reveals Biting New Photos + Key Art Ahead Of Season 2 Premiere

22 September 2017 5:10 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: A week before Season 2 of The Exorcist debuts, the Fox horror drama today pulled back the curtain to unveil a new peek at some of upcoming backwoods action. Premiering on September 29, the new cycle of Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels-led series based on William Peter Blatty's infamous bestseller moves from urban Chicago to the islands and forests of the Pacific Northwest. However, as the new key art and photos from the season opener show, it looks like none of… »

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‘It’ Officially the Highest-Grossing R-Rated Horror Movie in the U.S., Ever

22 September 2017 7:55 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

After only being in theaters for two weeks, It has already become the highest-grossing R-rated horror picture ever, as far as domestic ticket sales go. Let that sink in for a moment. The previous R-rated horror-movie record-holder? A little movie by the name of The Exorcist. The 1973 horror hit directed by William Friedkin and written by William Peter Blatty was an absolute cultural phenomenon at the time of its release. While The Exorcist is an amazing film in its own right, positive buzz in a pre-internet world was buoyed by stories of audience … »

- Dave Trumbore

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William Friedkin Challenges Darren Aronofsky to a ‘mother!’-Inspired Bible Debate — Listen

22 September 2017 6:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Do you believe in God?” William Friedkin recently asked this question to Darren Aronofsky after a screening of “mother!” at the Director’s Guild of America in Los Angeles. “The Exorcist” filmmaker was struggling to understand what exactly Aronofsky was trying to say about God and the Bible in his polarizing new movie, and let’s just say Aronofsky’s views don’t exactly line up with Friedkin’s.

The two directors have known each other for quite some time, but “mother!” has brought a little friendly contention into their relationship over their opposing religious beliefs. The DGA recorded their conversation for its Director’s Cut podcast, and it’s absolutely fascinating to listen to them debate about their viewpoints.

Read More:‘mother!’: Darren Aronofsky Reacts to ‘F’ CinemaScore, Says ‘Some People Are Not Going to Want to Listen’

“I personally do not believe [that] once their was a void, »

- Zack Sharf

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Film Review: William Friedkin’s ‘The Devil and Father Amorth’

21 September 2017 9:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In “The Devil and Father Amorth,” director William Friedkin, still hale and hearty and hectoring at the age of 81, returns to the subject of his most legendary film, “The Exorcist.” The new movie is a documentary built around a video, recorded by Friedkin in 2016, of what purports to be an actual exorcism. If you think that sounds like material that’s ripe for a musty old episode of “Unsolved Mysteries,” you’d be right. But if you claim that you aren’t just a wee bit curious as to whether you’re going to get to witness something…demonic, you’re probably lying. “The Devil and Father Amorth” is Friedkin’s shot-on-the-cheap, reality-based version of a “Mondo Cane” stunt, yet for 68 minutes (it’s that short), it is often an oddly compelling tabloid foray, since it winds up shedding a crucial ray of light on the mad moment we’re in now. Whether »

- Owen Gleiberman

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2017 Fall TV Preview: 7 Returning Favorites That Will Look Very Different This Year

21 September 2017 7:53 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

With the fall television season kicking into high gear, several returning favorites have undergone noteworthy changes.

Whether it’s major casting shuffles on Once Upon a Time and Grey's Anatomy or unexpected departures on Hawaii Five-0 and Chicago P.D., there’s never a dull moment when it comes to keeping track of the upcoming 2017-18 season.

Et highlights seven returning TV shows that will have a different look and feel this fall.

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Chicago P.D. (NBC)

Chicago P.D. lost a big member of their department when Sophia Bush abruptly left the show in May. The show hinted at Bush's departure in the season four cliffhanger finale, when her character, Erin Lindsay, considered taking a job with the FBI in New York -- but the NBC cop drama looked internally for her replacement. Revolution alum Tracy Spiridakos made her Chicago P.D. debut at the end of season four, when her character, a robbery »

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‘It’ to Pass ‘The Exorcist’ as Highest Grossing Horror Film Ever

20 September 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Warner Bros.’ runaway horror hit “It” will pass “The Exorcist” on Wednesday to become the highest domestic grossing horror film of all-time. Upon its initial release in 1973, “The Exorcist” grossed $193 million domestically, followed by an additional $39.9 million from two director’s cut releases in 2000 and 2010, for a total of $232.9 million. “It” currently has $228.4 million after adding $4.2 million on Monday and $5.3 million on Tuesday. The movie should easily pass “The Exorcist” record this week — as early as Wednesday night. “It” is the highest grossing R-Rated film of 2017 so far. While expected to »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Lara Croft Fans Slam Disastrous Tomb Raider Reboot Poster

18 September 2017 2:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As promised by Alicia Vikander last week, the trailer for the Tomb Raider reboot is coming very soon. In addition, we got our first look at the poster this morning and it's tough...And, well, pretty bizarre. But her new look isn't so weird because of the reboot ditching the ultra-short shorts or the fact that she's dressed in more practical attire this time around. It's also not that weird that the Tomb Raider logo contains an arrow and that there are some red lights indicating some trouble behind. Nope, that's not what has fans in an uproar.

What truly stands out as being bizarre about the new Tomb Raider poster is the awful Photoshop job done on Alicia Vikander and specifically, her neck. Fans have taken to social media to roast the disastrous promotional poster. Sapcebaes Twitter account was one of the first to denounce the bizarre and unnatural look of this sheet, »

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Amazon Prime Video Brings ‘This Is Us,’ ‘The Exorcist’ to Customers Globally

18 September 2017 4:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Amazon has signed an international licensing pact with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution to bring the Emmy Award-winning show “This Is Us” and Jeremy Slater’s horror series “The Exorcist” to Amazon Prime Video customers across more than 200 countries.

The deal gives Amazon Prime Video exclusive streaming rights to both series in select countries. The service will begin rolling out the first seasons of “This Is Us” and “The Exorcist,” which is the TV adaptation of William Friedkin’s Oscar-winning movie, to new countries this month.

This Is Us” scored 11 Emmy nominations and won two awards Sunday night: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Sterling K. Brown (pictured) and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Gerald McRaney.

“‘This Is Us’ is one of the best new TV series, beloved by viewers and acclaimed by critics,” said Brad Beale, VP of worldwide television acquisition for Amazon. 

Prime Video members in the U.K »

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Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival 2017 Announces Full Lineup, Including Spookers and Night Creep

7 September 2017 9:39 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

What goes into the making of a family-owned haunted attraction? You can find out this fall when the documentary Spookers makes its Us premiere at the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, which will also host the world theatrical premiere of Night Creep, a movie filmed in 2002 that co-stars the late, great Don Calfa (The Return of the Living Dead).

Press Release: Philadelphia, Pa, September 6th, 2017, Set to haunt the Proscenium Theater at the Drake in Center City Philadelphia from Thursday, September 28th, to Sunday, October 1st, the second annual edition of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (“Puff”) is excited to announce the latest and final additions to their 2017 line-up. In addition to such acclaimed genre fare as “Tragedy Girls,” “Terrifier,” and “Ruin Me,” as well as the World Premiere of the highly-anticipated “100 Acres of Hell,” Puff is proud to add two extremely unique films to their roster, including a shot-on-video horror »

- Derek Anderson

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9th Annual Governors Awards Recipients Announced – Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland And Agnès Varda

6 September 2017 3:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda. The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy President John Bailey.

Born in Mississippi and raised in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Burnett is an independent filmmaker whose work has been praised for its portrayal of the African-American experience. He wrote, directed, produced, photographed and edited his first feature film, “Killer of Sheep,” in 1977. His other features include “My Brother’s Wedding, »

- Michelle Hannett

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Academy President John Bailey on ‘Broad Spectrum’ of Honorary Oscar Picks

6 September 2017 3:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s crop of honorary Oscar recipients, scheduled to be feted at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Governors Awards ceremony on Nov. 11, represents “the broad spectrum of what we aspire to do with these awards,” newly minted Academy president John Bailey says. “It’s really fascinating to see the breadth of the four honorees and just how different their careers have been.”

Set for recognition are writer-director Charles Burnett (“Killer of Sheep,” “To Sleep with Anger”), cinematographer Owen Roizman (“The French Connection,” “The Exorcist”), actor Donald Sutherland (“Mash,” “Ordinary People”), and director Agnes Varda (“Cleo from 5 to 7,” “The Beaches of Agnes”). It’s the first slate of Governors Awards honorees under Bailey’s watch, after the cinematographer won the reins of the Academy at the organization’s most recent election just under a month ago.

However, Bailey notes that he was “totally agnostic” in the selections, so »

- Kristopher Tapley

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And the Honorary Oscar Goes To...

6 September 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jason from Mnpp here -- the four fine movie folks being given Honorary Oscars this year have been announced and they are (drumroll please) the actor Donald Sutherland, the directors Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep) and Agnès Varda (Cleo from 5 to 7), and the cinematographer Owen Roizman (The Exorcist). You can read the statement from the Academy right here, which dives into each of this exemplary quartet's many many accomplishments...

... but can I just get a rowdy huzzah for Donald Sutherland in particular, who has long been the recipient one of my fiercest "How Has He Never Been Nominated Before" battle cries? (I mean Six Degrees of Seperation alone.) And heck the 82 year-old actor is still turning in fine work, so perhaps he's still got a shot. Somebody give this truly grand actor a truly great role again, please. (And now that he's off the checklist maybe next year »

- JA

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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More

6 September 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The annual honorary Governors Awards are when Oscar lobbyists see the first results of the season, and this batch is notable for its global diversity: a Belgian woman filmmaker, a Canadian movie star, and an African-American director. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted September 5, and they go to actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Agnes Varda, and American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

The statues will be presented November 11 at the 9th annual Governors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy president John Bailey.

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

Never nominated for an Oscar, Canadian-born »

- Anne Thompson

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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More

6 September 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The annual honorary Governors Awards are when Oscar lobbyists see the first results of the season, and this batch is notable for its global diversity: a Belgian woman filmmaker, a Canadian movie star, and an African-American director. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted September 5, and they go to actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Agnes Varda, and American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

The statues will be presented November 11 at the 9th annualGovernors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy president John Bailey.

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

Canadian-born Sutherland began his career — boasting more »

- Anne Thompson

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Honorary Oscars 2017: Donald Sutherland, Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman

6 September 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

On Thursday, the motion picture academy announced this year’s recipients of the Governors Awards: director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland, and documentarian Agnes Varda. Of this quartet, only Roizman ever contended at the Oscars, losing his five bids for Best Cinematography (“The French Connection,” 1971; “The Exorcist,” 1973; “Network,” 1976; “Tootsie,” 1982; […] »

- Paul Sheehan

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Oscars: Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland, Agnes Varda Set for Academy’s Governors Awards

6 September 2017 1:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland, and director Agnes Varda will receive honorary Oscars this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday. The prizes will be presented at the annual Governors Awards ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11.

The Academy’s Board of Governors made the decision at the group’s monthly meeting Tuesday night. It was the first meeting cinematographer John Bailey has overseen as AMPAS president since winning the position last month.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” Bailey said.

Burnett is an independent filmmaker whose work has been praised for its portrayal of the African-American experience. He wrote, directed, produced, photographed and edited his first feature film, “Killer of Sheep,” in 1977.

Roizman has been Oscar-nominated five times, for »

- Kristopher Tapley

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