1-20 of 229 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
This Sunday, the Force will be with choral students and orchestra nerds around the world. The 2015 American Music Awards will pay homage to the imminent release of the newest Star Wars installment, The Force Awakens, and the series' legendary score composer John Williams by enlisting the chart-topping group Pentatonix. The vocal quintet will lend its pristine harmonies to a medley of the Star Wars score backed by a full orchestra.
The a cappella group, winner of Season 3 of the reality competition The Sing-Off, is known for its ebullient and inventive »
British director Ben Wheatley ("Kill List," "A Field in England") is in talks to write and direct the latest remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot's stone cold 1953 action thriller classic "The Wages Of Fear" at Rumble Films and TF1.
The original film, an adaptation of George Arnaud's novel, kicks off when an Mexican oil well owned by an American company catches fire. The company hires four European men, down on their luck and desperate, to drive two trucks 300 miles cross country over treacherous dirt roads - trucks loaded with volatile nitroglycerine which is needed to extinguish the flames.
Filmmaker William Friedkin and actor Roy Scheider, hot off their successes with "The Exorcist" and "Jaws" respectively, teamed for a remake of the film entitled "Sorcerer" which shifted the action to the jungles of Amazon. Though a commercial disappointment, the film's reputation has grown over the years.
Wheatley's wife and frequent collaborator Amy Jump will co-write the project. »
- Garth Franklin
Mark Gatiss had just finished the first draft of his new Sherlock episode, when he settled down with a bunch of assembled interrogators - ourselves included - to talk about his new Doctor Who episode, Sleep No More. Here are the highlights of that chat...
On how it was originally a two-parter:
I started it [that way], that was my plan. I plotted it, the whole thing. But the more I thought I about it, when I came up with the found footage idea, I thought it's not going to sustain over two. It just won't.
Steve[n Moffat] agreed, and it crunched down. The great thing about a two parter is that you get a cliffhanger and you can spread things, in quite an old fashioned way. What I did do was an early »
We've launched the Best Score category in our Oscars predictions center, and there are several opportunities for history to be made. First and foremost, legendary composer John Williams could pick up a stunning 50th nomination for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." He already has more Oscar noms than any other person living, and he's second only to Walt Disney for all-time. -Break- 'Sicario' composer Johann Johansson on creating 'subtle' score (Exclusive Video) Given his epic haul of nominations, it's perhaps surprising that Williams has only won five times: Best Scoring Adaptation and Song Score for "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971); Best Score for "Jaws" (1975), "Star Wars" (1977), "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" (1982) and "Schindler's List" (1993). He hasn't prevailed in more than two decades, but he has been nominated frequently since then, most recently for ...' »
The cinema is a wonderful place for a first date. The setting is absolutely perfect. After a quick coffee, tea or similar beverage of your choice, one can then take to a darkened room to ponder the interaction and that all important first couple of hours with potential future love interest. Many relationships have been formed over celluloid and the sweet smell of warm popcorn, but what are the top three movies to watch at your local multiplex on that all important first date? Here’s a few ideas…
Go for the funny – Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect is perhaps the perfect date movie. For one, it’s really, really funny. mostly due to the wonderful break-out performance of Rebel Wilson. It’s full of catchy, classic songs, mostly from the 1980s, and the nostalgia factor is turned up to 11. You have everything from Simple Minds to Ne-Yo in the mix »
- David Agnew
Chicago – James Bond is back in his latest adventure, “Spectre,” but what about his movie life before this film? Spike Walters of HollywoodChicago.com ranks the 24 official James Bond films from worst to first, an overview of 007’s movie and cultural presence from 1962 through today.
The legacy of James Bond began in 1953, with the release of the first in a series of novels detailing the spy’s escapades, written by Ian Fleming. The British agent with a “license to kill” designation (007) was featured in 12 novels and two short story collections. In 1962, the first of the 24 official films – “Dr. No” – was released, starring Sean Connery, and began a series that maintains its popularity to this day. Many fans of the series consider Connery the essential James Bond, but many other actors followed him as Bond in the official film canon – George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and the current 007, Daniel Craig. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Without his mentorship of director Robert Zemeckis, there's a very possible alternate reality where Marty McFly never got in that DeLorean.
He's been instrumental in talking talent into projects (like the "Men in Black" stars), giving expert advice, and shepherding movies that might never have gotten made, like Clint Eastwood's "Letters From Iwo Jima" and the films funded by his Shoah Foundation.
Here are some of his best "producer only" movies.
"Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy" is available to own now on Blu-ray & DVD. »
- Sharon Knolle
Top Ten Scream Queens: Barbara Steele, who both emitted screams and made others do same, is in a category of her own. Top Ten Scream Queens Halloween is over until next year, but the equally bewitching Day of the Dead is just around the corner. So, dead or alive, here's my revised and expanded list of cinema's Top Ten Scream Queens. This highly personal compilation is based on how memorable – as opposed to how loud or how frequent – were the screams. That's the key reason you won't find listed below actresses featured in gory slasher films. After all, the screams – and just about everything else in such movies – are as meaningless as their plots. You also won't find any screaming guys (i.e., Scream Kings) on the list below even though I've got absolutely nothing against guys who scream in horror, whether in movies or in life. There are »
- Andre Soares
It’s Halloween, the time of year for watching horror films with the lights out. You may be trying to decide which films you should watch for your Halloween scare-fest. There are many good films, depending on your taste. As a Halloween gift to you, Cinelinx lists 25 of the best horror films to watch, for your Halloween enjoyment. All these films are of excellent quality and convey the requisite eeriness and suspenseful mood to keep you in the creepy Halloween mood.
First…here’s a couple of Honorable Mentions:
Silence of the Lambs (1991) Hugely successful suspense thriller film that isn’t technically a horror movie but it’s close. This classy chiller became one of the few movies ever to capture the 'Big Five' awards at the Oscars. (Best picture; Best director for Jonathan Demme; Best actor for Anthony Hopkins; Best Actress for Jodie Foster; and best screenplay by Ted Tally. »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
Directed by Ridley Scott
Written by Dan O’Bannon
UK / USA, 1979
Genre: Sci-Fi Horror
Boasting one of the greatest taglines of all time – “In space, no one can hear you scream” – Alien blends science fiction, horror, and bleak poetry into what could have easily turned into a simple B-monster movie. In fact, the movie was originally pitched to producers as “Jaws in space,” but thankfully Ridley Scott, who was stepping behind the camera for only the second time, took the film far more seriously. Like Steven Spielberg’s great thriller, most of the running time relies on the viewer’s imagination since Scott carefully restricts how little we see of the creature. Alien can certainly test a viewer’s patience. This is an extremely slow burn (something unusual for the genre) and despite the budget, stellar effects, and ambitious set design, Alien in a sense is a minimalist film »
- Ricky Fernandes
This past summer, Jaws: Live! was a stage show put on in Austin, Texas, by the Old Murder House Theatre. Reenacting Steven Spielberg's classic, with a few tweaks here and there, the production is everything you would want it to be and more - half-passionate homage, half-parody and all-wild and crazy fun. And now a package of what the show was like has made its way online for all of us to live vicariously through those... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
This past July, the Austin, Texas-based Old Murder House Theatre transported Steven Spielberg‘s Jaws to the stage. Their production, a beat-for-beat recreation of the original film with only a few deliberate changes, was a thing of chaotic beauty. On sets made of cardboard, held together with duct tape and a prayer, the cast and crew […]
The post Dive Into ‘Jaws: Live!’ With Footage From This Certifiably Insane Theatrical Production appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
11 years ago today, “Saw” opened in theaters, shocking audiences with its grotesque violence and securing director James Wan's place in the Splat Pack. The Halloween season theatrical release followed a January 2004 premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Starring Cary Elwes (“The Princess Bride”), the film was a game-changer, opening up the elevator floodgates to gallons of blood that would pour out from a new level of extremely gory horror movies. A huge box office success, “Saw” has made over $103 million off of a reported $1.2 million budget. Six sequels continued the legacy of the sadistic madman Jigsaw. “Saw” was Wan's feature directorial debut. The Australian filmmaker went on to direct “Insidious,” “The Conjuring” and “Furious 7.” He’s also directing the 2018 movie based on the DC Comics character Aquaman. “Saw,” “Insidious” and “The Conjuring” all are on the Top 200 in HitFix’s Ultimate Horror Poll, for which we polled over »
- Emily Rome
In our ongoing recap of last week's Ultimate Horror Poll -- in which over 100 genre experts helped determine the 100 greatest horror movies of all time by voting for their personal "ten best" -- the time has come to take stock of every honorable mention and clarification given by the survey's participants that weren't included in the original piece. To be clear, voters weren't asked for honorable mentions specifically; but a handful felt strongly enough about their "bubbling under" choices to list them anyway (which proved extraordinarily useful in helping break ties on the Top 100). See below for a full listing, as well as explanations from Bloody-Disgusting founder/editor-in-chief Brad Miska and director Corin Hardy ("The Hallow") on why they voted the way they did. Honorable Mentions: Barbara Crampton (Actor, "Re-Animator") Dracula (1931) Jaws (1975) Nosferatu (1922) Poltergeist (1982) Vampyr (1932) Brad Miska (Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Bloody-Disgusting.com; Producer) -- See Full Explanations Below Beetlejuice (1988) Bill & Ted's »
- Chris Eggertsen
Grab yourself a Martini and prepare to get very nerdy about James Bond with Spectre's many, many homages. Massive Spoilers, naturally, will follow...
1. The classic gun barrel is back
Daniel Craig has filmed separate gun barrel sequences for each of his 007 movies. In Spectre he does it again, but this time it's pulled to its rightful place at the front of the film and apes the classic Maurice Binder design first seen in Dr No.
2. Goldfinger's white tuxedo and red carnation
Craig wears the exact same suit - complete with red carnation - in Spectre. Other movie stars who've rocked the look? »
Whether you're a fright fanatic, a middle-of-the-row horror fan, or a "someone-dragged-me-here" who barely watches from between terrified, trembling fingers, you've probably noticed an interesting trend: a lot of recent horror movies are based on true stories. At least that's what the filmmakers would have us believe.
The all-too-common "based on a true story" or "based on true events," along with the less reliable "inspired by true events," have become ubiquitous additions to most horror movie marketing campaigns. But this is nothing new. Going all the way back to the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre's" iconic 1974 tagline -- "What happened is true. Now the motion picture that's just as real." -- the truth has always been an important tactic in upping the fear factor for audiences.
If events truly did happen, does that make it more frightening? The recent success of movies like "The Conjuring" (2013), "The Possession" (2012) and "The Haunting in Connecticut" (2009) point to a big "yes, »
- Matthew A Nelson
Back to the Future: 30th Anniversary Trilogy
Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Raise your hands if you’re middle-aged, with kids, and have bought the Back to the Future movies on home video more times than the number of kids you have. Yeah, that’s a whole lot of you.
The Bttf trilogy has already received a Blu-ray release, but since we’ve not only hit the 30th anniversary of the first movie but have also arrived in the year 2015, where Marty traveled to in Back to the Future Part II, someone in Universal’s marketing department probably would have been fired if this set wasn’t on the calendar this year. And, of course, it was scheduled for release on Oct. 20, just a day before the day on which Marty arrived in the second film. (Since home video releases are always on Tuesdays, »
- Amie Cranswick
We hope you're enjoying our Back to The Future Day coverage as the present meets up with the past, culminating in the day that holds all the answers to the space time continuum. To celebrate October 21, 2015, the same day that Doc Brown and Marty visit in Back to the Future Part II, we're catching up with one of the two men responsible for creating these timeless classics. Bob Gale co-wrote all three films alongside Robert Zemeckis, and served as a producer on the complete trilogy as well. Now, with all three Back to The Future films back on the big screen tonight, and a new 30th Anniversary Blu-ray box set in stores this week, we are celebrating with the true creator of the flux capacitor.
Few films have made an impact on popular culture like the Back to The Future trilogy. The adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown have became an international phenomenon. »
What scares the scare masters? And after nearly 100 years of horror films, what stand as the best horror films of all time, according to those who make them? After surveying more than a 100 luminaries from the horror world, the clear, unmistakable winner is...William Friedkin's 1973 masterpiece "The Exorcist." When we set out over a month ago to survey horror professionals about the greatest films of the genre, it seemed like an easy enough task: send out a few emails, make a few phone calls, and voila! A fun, endlessly-clickable Halloween feature to definitively determine the Top 100 horror movies of all time. The actual process of compiling it? Not so easy-peasy. The icons of the horror film are a shadowy lot and getting them to set in stone their all time top 10 of the genre took a fair amount of detective work, pleading and horror wrangling. But at the end of the lane, »
- Chris Eggertsen, Emily Rome
In Back to the Future Part II, while Marty McFly surveys the strange landscape of Hill Valley in 2015, he comes across a marquee poster advertising Jaws 19 in 3D. The advertisement produces a giant hologram shark from the “Max Spielberg” film that threatens to consume Marty, already overwhelmed by the kinetic stimuli of public space 30 years removed from 1985. When it was made, this moment was tailored as a not-so-subtle jab at the Jaws franchise which, by the mid-1980s, seemed to show no signs of stopping despite diminishing returns and an association with the now-indomitable Spielberg that was in-name-only. Yet Back to the Future Part II is a strange place to level a joke at a Hollywood attempting to manufacture things into perpetuity. While not an entirely original idea, it was relatively novel in the late 1980s for a Hollywood franchise to produce back-to-back sequels, organized in a serial format, as the series’ second and third part did »
- Landon Palmer
1-20 of 229 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners