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Watch Ghastly, Unnerving Trailer for Fox's 'Exorcist' Reboot

22 July 2016 9:48 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Lethal Weapon isn't the only classic film that Fox is rebooting as a TV series this fall: At Comic-Con, the network unveiled their latest trailer for The Exorcist, based on the 1973 groundbreaking horror film.

Like its source material, the film pits a priest against a demon that possesses a teenage girl. While the series is inspired by author William Peter Blatty's original novel, the TV show features all-new characters, including Alfonso Herrera as the naïve young priest tasked with exorcising the demons, Ben Daniels as a veteran exorcist and »

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The Exorcist: Horror Comes Home In Eerie First Trailer For Fox’s TV Reboot

22 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Widely considered to be one of, if not the scariest films ever released, Fox is poised to pump fresh blood into a genre classic with its TV reboot of The Exorcist. And with all eyes in the industry directed at San Diego Comic-Con, the network has now conjured the show’s twisted, bloodcurdling first trailer.

After finding success through Netflix’s Sense8Alfonso Herrera will be the one confronting pure evil as Father Tomas Ortega. Held up as the “new face of the Catholic Church,” Ortega is considered a progressive, ambitious and compassionate soul, but he’s about to go up a force not from this world. There’s also a nod to the famous scene of Linda Blair’s belligerent young girl included in the trailer above.

Whether or not you condone the practice of lending old properties the serialized treatment, repackaging Hollywood feature films and dragging them onto »

- Michael Briers

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Possession Takes Hold In First Trailer For ‘The Exorcist’ TV Series

22 July 2016 6:23 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ever since William Friedkin scared the world with “The Exorcist” in 1973, he’s set a bar so high for films about demonic possession that even decades later, very few movies manage to get close. The sequels to his film couldn’t get there, and countless exorcism pics are often more insipid than inspired. But can a […]

The post Possession Takes Hold In First Trailer For ‘The Exorcist’ TV Series appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Devils: Sex, Hysteria and Censorship

18 July 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Assessing the Legacy of Ken Russell’s Masterpiece 45 Years Later.

Ken Russell’s The Devils (1971) holds the distinct honor of simultaneously being the most controversial and the most banned film of all time. It is a film lauded by film critics as a masterpiece, one that routinely tops Must See and Best Film lists, and yet it is still largely unavailable on DVD and has never been released without the interference of heavy handed studio censorship and edits. It is a film that critics encourage viewers to watch via an illegal stream, simply because it must be seen. So what is it about The Devils that makes it so beloved by everyone but the studio holding the key to its release?

The History

The Devils is based on The Devils of Loudun, a 1952 book by Aldous Huxley, as well as The Devils, a 1960 play by John Whiting. All three tell the story of the 1632 possession of 27 nuns »

- Jamie Righetti

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Hollywood Horror - How far can the truth be stretched before it's unacceptable

16 July 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Being a big fan of horror movies in general, I understand that to fully enjoy them there has to be a suspension of disbelief. Most of the times with the genre this isn’t a problem, but what if the horror movie you are watching comes with those dreaded words attached “Based on a True Story”. The cynic in me tells me that pretty much all the story will be bullshit, with only a modicum of truth. Most of the times this doesn’t bother me, but how far can the true story be changed and stretched before it becomes a bare faced lie. My favourite film of all time is still William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1973). Although I am pretty much an atheist, the films atmosphere,...

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale Rey (Resistance Outfit) collectible figure

14 July 2016 4:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has unveiled a batch of promotional images for its latest 1/6th scale Star Wars: The Force Awakens figure, featuring Daisy Ridley’s Rey in her Resistance Outfit from the final scene of the movie; check them out here…

See Also: Pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring the highly detailed head sculpt, meticulously tailored outfit as seen in the final scenes of the film, Rey’s signature staff, a blaster pistol, Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber hilt, and a hexagonal figure stand with the Resistance’s emblem.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver »

- Amie Cranswick

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On this day: Liz & Dick Divorced, Harry Potter Published

26 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

On this day in history as it relates to the movies...

 

1819 The bicycle is patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr. which could be why June has lots of bicycle holidays like "bike to work week" and such. There's even a Bicycle Film Festival happening in NYC this very weekend.

1904 Peter Lorre is born

1922 Underappeciated film star Eleanor Parker is born. Her two best known classics are Caged (1950, her first nomination in one of the all time best Best Actress years) and The Sound of Music (1965, snubbed in supporting actress). Also born on this day is two-time Oscar recipient Dick Smith, an indisputable giant in movie makeup. Among his classics: The Godfather, The Exorcist, Amadeus, and Taxi Driver

1925 Charles Chaplin's The Gold Rush premieres in Hollywood 

1956 Chris Isaak, hot musician and David Lynch favorite, is born

1970 Paul Thomas Anderson is born. We thank him forever for Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and There Will Be Blood, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale Chewbacca collectible figure

25 June 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we brought you a batch of promotional images for Hot Toys’ 1/6th scale Han Solo figure, and now we’ve got a look at the collectible figure for Han’s buddy and Millennium Falcon co-pilot Chewbacca as he appears in Star Wars: The Force Awakens; check out the images here…

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features a new face sculpt with articulated jaw, newly developed multiple layers of fabric hair with various shades of brown throughout whole body capturing Chewbacca’s unique appearance, all-new bowcaster and bandolier bag, and a specially designed figure stand.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition »

- Amie Cranswick

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale Han Solo collectible figure

24 June 2016 3:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys is kicking off its latest wave of Star Wars: The Force Awakens collectible figures by releasing a batch of promotional images for its 1/6th scale Han Solo, based on the likeness of Harrison Ford in Episode VII; take a look below…

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the movie. It features a newly developed head sculpt and hands, finely tailored outfit and winter gear, all-new blaster pistol, and a specially designed figure stand.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block »

- Amie Cranswick

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Munich Film Festival Spotlights Best of German, World Cinema

20 June 2016 6:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Munich Film Festival kicks off June 23 with some 180 feature films, documentaries and TV movies, including Maren Ade’s Cannes competition title “Toni Erdmann,” which opens this year’s event. Festival closes July 2. Germany’s second-biggest film fest offers an ideal summer platform for world cinema, cutting-edge German films, and new discoveries while also showcasing young talents. “We have a fantastic line-up with well-known directors, but also discoveries from countries like Vanuatu or Nepal, which are in our program for the first time,” says festival director Diana Iljine. Matt Ross’ “Captain Fantastic” closes the event.

Screenings

The Spotlight sidebar is known for presenting lavish productions, big-name filmmakers, and major stars. This year is no different. The lineup includes: Paul Schrader’s “Dog Eat Dog,” starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe; Jason Batemen’s “The Family Fang,” with Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken; Werner Herzog’s documentary “Lo and Behold, Reveries »

- Ed Meza

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Second Opinion – The Conjuring 2 (2016)

18 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Conjuring 2, 2016.

Directed by James Wan.

Starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Simon McBurney and Franke Potente.

Synopsis:

Enfield, North London, 1977. The Hodgson family are plagued by a terrifying poltergeist, attracting the attention of American paranormal investigators, Ed & Lorraine Warren, who must take a leap of faith to help them…

If ever proof existed that ghosts and poltergeists are much more than just fiction, the Enfield haunting of 1977 is probably the closest we’ve ever gotten, making it ripe for big screen adaptation and a perfect choice when it comes to a sequel to The Conjuring. Arguably one of the most potent, stylish and ultimately scary horror movies of the last decade, James Wan’s original fictionalised the real-life work of legendary, God-fearing married American paranormal investigators Ed & Lorraine Warren, who anyone with even a passing interest in paranormal activity will probably have heard of. »

- Tony Black

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Even Stevens’ premiered

17 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Before Shia Labeouf was known for turning hitchhiking into performance art, making a paper bag the most-talked about red carpet accessory, and being an actual cannibal (well, at least in this awesome song), he was Louis Stevens. 16 years ago today, Even Stevens premiered on Disney Channel, making a star out of then 14-year-old Labeouf. The shenanigans of the Stevens family were on display on the Disney Channel for three seasons, plus The Even Stevens Movie, serving as the series finale. Other notable June 17 happenings in pop culture history: • 1964: The Supremes released the single “Where Did Our Love Go.” It was their first song to hit the top of the U.S. singles chart. • 1967: Barbra Streisand sang for over 135,000 fans in New York’s Central Park. A recording of the free concert was released as her first live album, A Happening In Central Park. • 1977: The much-maligned sequel to The Exorcist, »

- Emily Rome

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The Exorcist Series To Debut In September; Scream Queens, Lucifer, Gotham And More Score New Season Premiere Dates

16 June 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Making the transition from book to big screen to small screen is none other than the seminal horror classic, The Exorcist. With the most recent incarnation filming now, and a somewhat divisive teaser already in circulation, the question has been: when can we actually see this revised take on William Peter Blatty’s iconic novel?

As Fox released its Fall 2016 schedule today, we now know when to expect this next slice of possession to hit the box: Friday, September 23rd at 9pm. Rather amusingly, the series premieres directly after Hell’s Kitchen, and looks to be retaining that slot all season. Despite taking its cues from the aforementioned tome, and the scary-as-hell 1974 movie, Fox’s approach to the show is a sorta-kinda reboot. It won’t follow the trials and tribulations of Regan McNeil, instead focusing on a new family wracked with horror when their daughter is taken hold by an evil spirit. »

- Gem Seddon

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens C-3Po (Gold Chrome Version) & R2-D2 Cosbaby Bobble-Head collectible set

16 June 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has unveiled its Star Wars: The Force Awakens C-3Po (gold chrome version) and R2-D2 Cosbaby Bobble-Head collectible set, which is being released exclusively through the company’s new Shanghai store to mark its grand opening; take a look here…

The collectible set specially features C-3Po and R2-D2 as they appear in the record-breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens! R2-D2 stands approximately 8cm tall with base while C-3Po stands approximately 11cm tall with base and is specially painted in gold chrome color and featuring the distinctive red colored left arm as seen in the film.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis »

- Amie Cranswick

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From Caged to Orange Is the New Black: A Brief History of Incarcerated Women on Screen

15 June 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Orange Is the New Black returns June 17. The show has rightly earned praise for its nuanced, moving portrayals of female inmates of all stripes, and serves as a reminder of how far things have come in terms of images of incarcerated women on screen. In appreciation of series creator Jenji Kohan and the cast and crew's elevated take on the subject matter, we're looking back at the bleak and often exploitative history of the strange "women's prison drama" film genre. The portrayal of women in prison can be split - as most of Hollywood can - into two periods: Pre- and Post-Code. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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From Caged to Orange Is the New Black: A Brief History of Incarcerated Women on Screen

15 June 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Orange Is the New Black returns June 17. The show has rightly earned praise for its nuanced, moving portrayals of female inmates of all stripes, and serves as a reminder of how far things have come in terms of images of incarcerated women on screen. In appreciation of series creator Jenji Kohan and the cast and crew's elevated take on the subject matter, we're looking back at the bleak and often exploitative history of the strange "women's prison drama" film genre. The portrayal of women in prison can be split - as most of Hollywood can - into two periods: Pre- and Post-Code. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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A Trueblue Shiver-giver – ‘Conjuring 2’ Is The Horror Sensation Of The Decade

13 June 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Starrring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe

Directed by James Wan

If only Bollywood’s horror films were not so afraid of the dark. Here is why we can never make a trueblue shiver-giver like The Conjuring. We are so obsessed with ticking off all the boxes in the Book Of Horror that we forget to focus on the actual fear of the unknown. Put in another way, the Indian horror industry is so inured in the familiar, it makes the fear of the unknown seem like a premeditated rollercoaster ride rather than a genuine exploration of the supernatural.

The Conjuring 2 is not the least interested in impressing us with its undoubtedly impressive grip over the grammar of the horror genre. There is a history to the horror here, yes. And in a truly shocking prologue we are familiarized with the previous exorcising excursion of the couple Lorraine and Ed Warren (played with a scrubbed neat conviction by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson).

With brutal yet graceful directness we are dragged into the world of the dead and the semi-dead where spirits roam with creepy casualness in homes that seem as comfortably familiar as yours and mine. Having provided a ruthless trope, the narrative effortlessly sets the stage for the couple’s next act of exorcism in a disturbingly normal London suburb lined with identical houses.

How is one to know that of them is ….brrrrr….haunted?

Director James Wan’s high-points in the plot are never accentuated. Almost no effort is put into creating banner-announcing suspense or building up to those moments where we are meant to jump out of our skins (and we do, oh yes believe me, we do!). It’s in searching for spiritual anomalies in the routine existence that Wan gives us the most chilling treatise on terror seen screen (so go ahead, scream) in the last ten years.

While the 2-hour film is designed to coil itself around our fear bones there is no dearth of warm humorous moments in the plot if we look for them.

“He has taken all the music away,” says the single mother Peggy (Frances Conner looking a tad too distraught all the time) of 4 very bright children, about her estranged husband. Taking the poignant revelation as a metaphor for the family’s lost happiness exorcist Ed Warren promises to restore happiness into the family by getting rid of ….errr, ghosts from the past.

“No, I meant he took all the records and cassettes including our favourite Elvis Presley,” replies the anguished mom used to dealing directly with four demanding children, and now an uninvited spirit in their home.

This ‘music’ exchange is an exceedingly funny moment, and the kind of tangential humour that director James Wan insinuates into the plot with devilish ingenuity. Though the fear-fest flags off in 1977 nowhere is the signpost of periodicity flashed into our flushed faces. The songs from that era like Elvis Presley’s ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’ and the Bee Gees’ ‘I Started A Joke’ are so naturally assimilated into the storytelling we are never allowed to feel distanced from the joy sorrow and fears of the characters.

Patches of the clenched plot are almost like scintillating spoofs on spook. And yet we never cease to be spooked…not when little possessed Janet is played with such tender sincerity by Madison Wolfe. My heart reached out to Little Ms. Wolfe in that fabulously formulated scene in the wing with Lorraine Warren where Janet talks about how isolating it is to be possessed by a demon. In her innocence and vulnerability to the diabolic attack on her person, Ms Wolfe reminded me of that other satanically possessed little girl Linda Blair in the that other milestone of the supernatural genre The Exorcist in 1973.

As Wan gets into the swing of things the brisk narrative transforms into a trot and finally into a breathless last act which is guaranteed to give the weak-bladdered a run for the loo and the cynics a run for their money.

It’s hard to say what makes The Conjuring 2 so infinitely terrifying. A primary factor in its favour is the unassuming tone of narration which yokes the horror of the humdrum into the resilient spirit of routine life. Just as the family under satanic attack refuses to be bullied by the spirit in their midst, we are never bullied into being scared.

This time the terror is on the house.

The post A Trueblue Shiver-giver – ‘Conjuring 2’ Is The Horror Sensation Of The Decade appeared first on BollySpice.com. »

- Subhash K Jha

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William Friedkin At "The French Connection" Screening, L.A., June 18

11 June 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The French Connection 45th Anniversary Screening in Los Angeles

By Todd Garbarini

The Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Los Angeles will be presenting a 45th anniversary screening of William Friedkin’s Oscar-winning 1971 crime drama The French Connection. The 102-minute film will be screened on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Fernando Rey, Marcel Bozuffi, and the two real-life detectives who broke the actual case: the late Eddie Eagen and Salvatore “Sonny” Grosso, The French Connection is a New York movie of the first order and paved the way for gritty crime dramas like The Seven-Ups and The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3.

Director Friedkin is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session following the film.

From the press release:

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

45th Anniversary Screening

This gritty and gripping police thriller won five »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Conjuring 2 – Review

9 June 2016 6:16 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Director James Wan clearly knows a thing or two about sequels. His The Conjuring 2 is not simply a remake of the first one but delivers a wealth of new scares, and despite a steep running time, it’s a worthy follow-up. Wan (Saw, Dead Silence, Insidious) delivers another adventure of those true-life Catholic P.I.s (Paranormal Investigators) Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga). This time they’re introduced in 1976 performing a séance at the original Amityville horror house on Long Island where Lorraine is terrorized by a demonic nun who haunts her dreams. The Conjuring 2 then shifts to England, where it focuses on the real-life “Enfield Poltergeist” case (the Brit version of Amityville). Peggy Hodgson (Frances O’Conner) a weary working-class single mother of four, has had her home turned into a playground for a host of demonic forces that may center on an »

- Tom Stockman

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Vatican Denies Inviting Exorcist Director to Witness the Real Thing

9 June 2016 4:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month during the Cannes Film Festival, celebrated filmmaker William Friedkin spoke at a masterclass event, where he shared an amazing story from his seminal horror film The Exorcist, which is still considered by many to be one of the scariest movies of all time. The director revealed that The Vatican actually invited him to shoot video of an actual exorcism. However, The Vatican is denying these claims. Here's what the director had to say at Cannes last month.

"I was invited by the Vatican exorcist to shoot and video an actual exorcism which... few people have ever seen and which nobody has ever photographed. I am not talking about some cult, I am talking about an exorcism by the Catholic Church in Rome. I was pretty astonished by that. I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing."

However, shortly after this comments were made, »

- MovieWeb

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