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Gavin Jasper May 18, 2017
The Disaster Artist, the movie about the making of one of the worst movies in cinematic history, gets a 2017 Us release date
If there was a Mount Rushmore for bad movies, Tommy Wiseau’s The Room would get a spot on that mountain. Celebrated in the same vein as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the tragic drama has amassed a cult following since its release in 2003. Unlike most cinematic atrocities, there’s a weird draw to its existence. There’s a unique flavour to its badness and everything about it is utterly fascinating. That’s to be expected when your movie is written, directed, produced, and stars someone as enigmatic and unexplainable as Wiseau.
Horror seems to be making a comeback with a new wave of films now receiving both critical acclaim, as well as financial success at the box office. Just by attaching the names of writer/director James Wan or Production Company Blumhouse, seems to have enough momentum to make it a box office hit. So with the public now paying to get scared again, here are the top five horror films worth looking out for in 2017.
Death House (Release Date: Tbc)
With jump scare film franchises like The Conjuring (2013-2016) and Insidious (2010 -2018) dominating at the box office, it will take something special to change the trend, but that is something Death House is looking to initiate.
Based on an original concept by Gunnar Hansen to bring the icons of horror together the cast reflects his vision perfectly; and for any icons not featured in the original, 5 sequels are already planned for the franchise. »
- Philip Rogers
Go figure, we live in an age where a distributor can actually cause excitement just by hitching their wagon to a certain film. In a short span of time, A24 has become veritable tastemakers in the industry, putting forth challenging and entertaining work that few others could successfully sell. Last year, they pulled off a small miracle in getting Moonlight the Best Picture win at the Oscars (all the more impressive considering the competition) Yesterday, it was announced that they’ve acquired James Franco’s adaptation of The Disaster Artist, a loving look at the making of The Room. Hot off of a tremendous preview screening at SXSW, this is a strong acquisition, as well as a perfect match. If there’s any company that can do justice to this project, it’s A24. For those who aren’t aware of the movie, here’s a primer. It’s a »
- Joey Magidson
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Set in a remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces, “Ghost Wars is not just a contemporary homage to classic psychological horror, »
Barry Bostwick is looking to do the time warp again at this year's Wizard World Minneapolis, as the versatile actor will be on hand for a special midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on May 6th at The Riverview Theater.
Press Release: Minneapolis, April 25, 2017—Wizard World (Otcbb: Wizd) presents a screening of the 1975, Twentieth Century Fox classic musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, at midnight on Saturday, May 6 (into early Sunday morning). Barry Bostwick, who starred as “Brad Majors” in the cult favorite, will introduce the event, which will also feature the local shadow cast group “Transvestite Soup,” at The Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S. in Minneapolis.
Bostwick will also host a special VIP meet-and-greet at the Minneapolis Convention Center at 7 p.m. to preview the screening. Tickets for both the screening (general admission and VIP seating), commemorative t-shirts and »
- Derek Anderson
The 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were handed out Saturday night in Los Angeles, where Freeform’s Shadowhunters took home the gold for Outstanding Drama Series.
Amazon’s Transparent was once again recognized as TV’s top comedy, having previously won its category in 2015 and 2016.
RelatedKids’ Choice Awards 2017 Winners: Fuller House, Agt and More
The awards recognize media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The full list of this year’s TV nominees follows can be found here; additional categories will be announced at a second ceremony on Saturday, May 6 in New York, »
Christina Milian is a super mom!
The singer and actress marked her daughter Violet Madison‘s 7th birthday with a party at Sky Zone trampoline center in Los Angeles, California. The bash was a double celebration with Violet’s cousin Daniel, who turned 10 (Daniel’s mom is Milian’s sister Danielle).
“It’s really cute because we asked them both what they wanted to do and they talked about it and agreed on a superhero theme together,” Milian, 35, tells People exclusively.
- Jen Juneau
Th Rocky Horror Picture Show plays this weekend (March 31St And April 1St ) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.
They come wearing bustiers, corsets, and great gouts of eyeliner. And some women get into the act too! The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running midnight and audience partici-(Say It!)-pation movie of them all, will play at Landmark’s Tivoli Theater in St. Louis next weekend at midnight (April 3rd and 4th). The Tivoli does this every year and the shows are often sell-outs, so get your tickets early! The Tivoli does a great job of making Rocky Horror an interactive movie experience with a live “Shadow Cast” known as The Samauri Electricians who perform scenes during the movie and of course the audience is encouraged to respond to the on-screen action as well. The street party always starts early as attendees dressed as Frank N. »
- Tom Stockman
Stars: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Brana, Edmund Purdom, Ian Sera, Paul L. Smith, Jack Taylor, Gerard Tichy, May Heatherly | Written by Dick Randall, Roberto Loyola | Directed by Juan Piquer Simón
Pieces is one of those movies that horror fans instantly fall in love with. While some would write it off as just another bad movie, others will love those moments of unintentional humour, especially from the dubbed version. This is what makes the Arrow Video Pieces: Limited Edition release on Blu-ray so much fun.
When a murderer stars killing off female students on a Boston college campus, the bodies soon start piling up. With body parts missing it seems that the killer is putting forming an interesting puzzle, but can they be stopped before they complete their work?
With a killer that is straight out of the Giallo genre, but a chainsaw that brings even more gore, »
- Paul Metcalf
Plus: A news and article roundup and five perfect shots
If it’s Monday, then it’s time for a new week of episodes from our One Perfect Podcast channel.
Up first and dropping today, the latest installment of After the Credits, our new kind of review show with Columnist Matthew Monagle. This week Matthew is once again joined by Fsr Chief Film Critic Rob Hunter, and the film up for discussion is the Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds sci-fi freak-out Life.
Then, coming up on Wednesday it’s the newest episode of Shot by Shot in which myself, Fsr Video Content Editor H. Perry Horton, and One Perfect Shot founder Geoff Todd will be discussing the cinematography of the most adrenaline-fueled action film of all-time, Mad Max: Fury Road.
And finally, Fsr head honcho Neil Miller is back on Friday with another episode of The Big Idea, his weekly take on the biggest media and entertainment news »
- H. Perry Horton
Fame – it's a hell of a drug. Feud is like watching Robert De Niro and Al Pacino square off in Heat, except with two of Hollywood's living legends playing a couple of dead ones. In Ryan Murphy's new anthology series, Jessica Lange is Joan Crawford to Susan Sarandon's Bette Davis, a pair of toxic movie divas madly in hate with each other. As Davis famously snipped, "She has slept with every male star at MGM, except Lassie." This eight-episode fever dream celebrates how they basically invented the modern celebrity beef, »
Almost like a surprise birthday present yesterday, ecstatic reviews came pouring in from South by Southwest (or SXSW) about a film that perhaps is the one I truly most want to see this year. It’s The Disaster Artist, an adaptation of the book of the same name, about the making of legendarily bad film The Room. Treated to a work in progress screening at the festival, it blew the lid off of the place. Stealing buzz away from Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, which festival goers also loved, this is the surprise hit so far of the fest. Even more so, there’s an outside chance that this could even be the kind of thing that the Academy takes notice of. This movie is a look at how an unlikely friendship bloomed between struggling actors Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) and Tommy Wiseau (James Franco). Their chance meeting in an »
- Joey Magidson
“Hospitality? All we wanted to do was to use your telephone, goddammit, a reasonable request which you’ve chosen to ignore!”
Wizard World presents a screening of the 1975, Twentieth Century Fox classic musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show during Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, Saturday, April 8. Barry Bostwick, who starred as “Brad Majors” in the cult favorite, will host the event, along with the local shadow cast group “Samurai Electricians,” beginning at 7 p.m. on the main show floor at America’s Center, site of Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis that weekend.
Wizard World, the leading producer of pop culture events nationwide, is expanding its footprint in the entertainment industry. Tickets are available in advance for $15 at www.wizardworld.com.
“Wizard World is excited to bring this all-time cult favorite to our fans in St. Louis,” said John D. Maatta, Wizard World President & CEO. “It exemplifies the additional »
- Tom Stockman
“I see you shiver with antici-…-pation.” No, the new Wonder Woman movie has nothing to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but June 2 can’t come quickly enough for certain segments of society. To further the frothing over the pic starring Gal Gadot as the DC Comics legend, Warner Bros has released the comics-inspired first poster. Check it out below. Gadot today also tweeted a video teasing “an even bigger surprise tomorrow”: I've got a WONDERful surprise in store for all… »
Another brilliant lineup of midnight movies for the ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ to kick off the 2017 season. It’s a typically good variety of titles that will draw the late night movie buff crowd with a couple of retro surprises. The Midnight Movie experience has always catered to a college-age crowd and that’s the way it should be. Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadow cast with the Samurai Electricians kicks off the new schedule on March 31st and April 1st. The oldest film this time is 2001: A Space Odyssey from 1968 and the most recent is The Dark Knight from 2008. There’s a Miyazaki thrown in there for attendance insurance (the last one sold out!) and a handful of standards including Shaun Of The Dead and Gremlins. I believe Jackie Chan in Drunken Master and Idiocracy are new to the Tivoli midnight roster, and I suspect they will draw good crowds. »
- Tom Stockman
In the entire history of cinema, only a few select films are so influential, so ingrained in our popular culture, that they become a modern myth. 1933's King Kong, directed by Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, is one of those films. As the original effects-driven blockbuster and monster movie milestone, Kong has been re-imagined, parodied, and referenced countless times since first being unleashed more than eight decades ago. Each one of us has, at some point in our lives, encountered The Eighth Wonder of the World. Whether it's a remake, like John Guillermin's 1976 film, or Peter Jackson's in 2005, or a reference made in The Simpsons, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, or Jurassic Park, the legend of the colossal ape endures. With Kong: Skull Island, the eighth movie to feature the titular beast, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (of the Sundance breakout The Kings of Summer previously) delivers a fresh, »
- Adam Frazier
Swen, which stands for South West East North, was founded in 1985 and handles production, distribution, marketing and live events. Headquartered in Miami, the group also has offices in Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong.
“The Outcasts,” described as “Mean Girls” meets “Revenge of the Nerds,” is being distributed by Swen in partnership with Vision Films and Eammon Films. The cast also includes Avan Jogia, Peyton List, Ashley Rickards, Claudia Lee and Katie Chang.
Justice and Sher portray best friends who have suffered years of torment under the thumb of the school’s alpha female (played by Lee). They plan to ride out their senior year under the radar, but when they become the victim of a humiliating prank, »
- Dave McNary
While the current TV season is winding down, ABC is bringing the season to a close in a huge way, debuting a new three-hour musical remake of Dirty Dancing. While it still isn't known when the trailer may arrive, the network has released the poster today, which gives us our first look at the new Frances "Baby" Houseman (Abigail Breslin) and Johnny Castle (Colt Prattes). This ABC Original Movie Event will air Wednesday, May 24 from 8 Pm to 11 Pm Et, which is shaping up to be one of the most highly-anticipated events this season.
Entertainment Weekly debuted this new poster, which comes just a few months after ABC announced the May 24 premiere date. Before the special was announced, some believed that ABC was trying to tap into the success of live musicals like NBC's Hairspray, but when Abigail Breslin came aboard in December 2015, it was revealed that this three-hour movie will be taped prior to broadcast, »
Fox is developing an event series about the Cotton Club, the hottest club in Harlem in the roaring ‘20s, Variety has learned.
Titled “Cotton Club,” the sexy, soapy music series is about the club and the interconnected lives of the black entertainers who performed there and the white gangsters who ran it.
The project hails from an A-list team. Ayanna Floyd is writer and showrunner, and will serve as executive producer with live event honchos Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Broadway vet Kenny Leon will serve as director and executive producer, and former “X Factor” judge L.A. Reid is executive music supervisor and Ep.
Sony Pictures Television and Storyline Entertainment are behind the event series, which is in early development at the script phase. Mark Nicholson, John Rice, and Joe Batteer are also co-executive producers.
“Cotton Club” follows in the footsteps of Fox’s other musical programming, including “Grease: Live” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Wizard World Comic Con visited Portland, Oregon last weekend and they provided me an opportunity to attend. The experience had it’s good points and it’s bad which I will get into.
To start, it was much smaller an affair than I anticipated. I think back to Rose City Comic Con back in September, which utilized the entire Oregon Convention Center with the main hall and numerous meeting rooms for the various panels. Wizard World used the main hall as well as two sets of meeting rooms which made the event feel smaller. That’s not a bad thing in and of itself, just an observation.
The line to get into the convention hall was long. The biggest problem I had with it was that the Wizard World staff utilized only one set of doors for the entrance. Everyone had to be scanned with a »
- Tim Jousma
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