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The Goonies Never Say Die This Weekend Midnights at The Tivoli!

24 July 2016 5:35 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“C’mon Mikey, give me a lickery kiss!”

The Goonies (1985) plays this weekend (July 29th and 30th) at The Tivoli at midnight as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli midnight series.

Four kids – Mikey (Sean Astin), Chunk (Jeff Cohen), Mouth (Corey Feldman) and Data (Ke Huy Quan) who call themselves “The Goonies” finds a map in the attic of Mikey’s house. Their beloved neighborhood is about to become a golf course, so they go out on an adventure to find lost buried treasure. Unfortunately, three crooks Mama Fratelli (Anne Ramsey) with her sons Jake (Robert Davi) and Francis (Joe Pantoliano) are also seeking the treasure.

One of the most beloved movies of the 80’s, The Goonies is a timeless adventure from director Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg that has stood the test of time.

The Goonies has youth, fun, and excitement by the truckload but also »

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Patrick Duffy Resurfaces With New ‘Man From Atlantis’ Novel And In-depth Tales For Famous Monsters Exclusive

25 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

“The pilot and the first couple of two-hour movies were the thing that really cemented it as legitimate science fiction. … Then we sort of got off the rails a little bit.” — Patrick Duffy to Famous Monsters magazine

Dallas and Step By Step television star Patrick Duffy returns to his underwater roots with an all-new adventure in book form based on his first major prime-time TV show, The Man From Atlantis, to be published in June. He spoke exclusively to Famous Monsters of Filmland editor David Weiner.

From marathon underwater filming sessions in which he had to hold his breath for up to two minutes at a time to those revealing yellow swim trunks — and how they “neutralized” his gender details for television — the candid Duffy reflects on his classic ’70s show and also previews his new novel — with plans to write a trilogy — based on Man From Atlantis.

Duffy with »

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Director Paul Feig Defends Ghostbusters in latest Famous Monsters Exclusive

18 May 2016 5:24 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

“People are always going to react the way they react, and that’s the joy and terribleness of the Internet.” — Paul Feig to Famous Monsters magazine

The all-new Ghostbusters are powering up their proton packs for a big-screen summer release on July 15. While many franchise fans are excited for the female-driven reset of the beloved ’80s comedy starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, a very vocal faction of the Internet has expressed its distaste for the reboot concept and its first teaser trailer. 

At Famous Monsters of Filmland, we always give any film the benefit of the doubt before watching it, and wanted to give accomplished Ghostbusters director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy) an opportunity to not only share his creative inspirations for approaching the new film — along with sharing his comedy-casting criteria — but to address those adamantly opposed to his film, despite not having even seen the finished product. »

- Harker Jones

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13 Cursed Movies for Friday the 13th (Photos)

13 May 2016 3:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Happy Friday the 13th. Making movies is a business that proves that Murphy’s Law is a real and horrifying thing. For these 13 movies, chaos, misfortune, and sometimes an unnerving amount of death hovered over like a black raincloud that won’t go away. Over the course of the making of the Poltergeist trilogy, four cast members died. The most shocking was 12-year-old Heather O’Rourke, who died of septic shock at age 12. No one was seriously hurt during filming of The Omen. but chaos seemed to surround everyone involved. Star Gregory Peck and screenwriter David Seltzer had their flights struck by. »

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The Omen prequel in development at 20th Century Fox

30 April 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like the long-running horror franchise The Omen is heading back to the big screen, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that 20th Century Fox is in development on a prequel to the original movie titled The First Omen.

The site reports that Antonio Campos (Christine) is in talks to direct the project, which will be produced by David S. Goyer and Kevin Turen through their Phantom Four production company. The script has been penned by Ben Jacoby (Bleed).

The Omen was released in 1976 and starred Gregory Peck as an American Ambassador who adopts a child, Damien, who turns out to be the Antichrist. The film spawned three sequels and a 2006 remake, as well as a TV series in 1995 and the new A&E show Damien, which premiered in March.


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Movie News: Paul Rudd to Star as Baseball Player Turned Spy; Prequel to 'The Omen' on Its Way

29 April 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Catcher Was a Spy: Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) will star as Moe Berg in The Catcher Was a Spy. It's based on a popular book by Nicholas Dawidoff that told the true story of a professional baseball player who led a double life as a spy for the U.S. during World War II. Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) wrote the screenplay; Ben Lewin (The Sessions) will direct. [Deadline]   The First Omen: A prequel to 1976's The Omen is in the works. The original starred Gregory Peck as an American ambassador in Europe whose adopted son Damien may be the son of the Devil. It spawned two sequels and a remake, as well as a TV series that is currently airing. Ben Jacoby wrote the script for the prequel script, The First Omen. Antonio Campos is in negotiations to direct...

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Daily | In the Works | Scorsese, Nemes, Campos

29 April 2016 6:48 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Some strange confluence brings news of three projects featuring former Us presidents. Martin Scorsese is reportedly circling a new biopic of George Washington, Will Ferrell is set to play Ronald Reagan and John Slattery will play Dwight D. Eisenhower opposite Brian Cox's Winston Churchill. Also in the works: László Nemes's followup to Son of Saul, a prequel to Richard Donner's The Omen directed by Antonio Campos, Francis Ford Coppola's director's cut of The Cotton Club, Armando Ianucci’s The Death of Stalin, and a new adaptation of Watership Down featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley and John Boyega. » - David Hudson »

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Prequel to ‘The Omen’ in the works at 20th Century Fox

29 April 2016 12:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A prequel to the 1970s horror movie The Omen is in the works over at 20th Century Fox, so reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Antonio Campos, whose film Christine wowed the crowds at this year’s Sundance Film Festival back in January, will direct the film for the studio, which is being referred to as The First Omen.

The original movie, released 40 years ago, saw Gregory Peck as an ambassador who comes to believe that his 5-year-old son may be the living embodiment of the Antichrist. Two sequels and a 2006 remake followed that movie, and it looks like Fox wants to revive the franchise once again with the planned prequel.

The First Omen will be produced by David Goyer and Kevin Turen. That’s all that we have for now, but we’ll bring you more news as we get it.

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‘The Omen’ Prequel Movie in the Works at Fox

28 April 2016 3:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox is developing “The First Omen,” a prequel to 1976’s horror-thriller “The Omen,” with Antonio Campos in talks to direct and David S. Goyer on board to produce.

Ben Jacoby has written the script for the prequel. Campos directed “Christine,” which premiered at Sundance and starred Rebecca Hall as Christine Chubbuck, the 29-year-old news reporter who committed suicide on live television in 1974.

Goyer, best known for his work on “The Dark Knight” trilogy, is producing with Kevin Turen through their Phantom Four banner.

The Omen” was directed by Richard Donner from a David Seltzer script. The film, starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and David Warner, revolved around a young child adopted at birth by an American Ambassador and his wife who are unaware that the child is the Antichrist.

The Omen” was a strong box office performer with over $60 million and won an Academy Award for best original score for Jerry Goldsmith. »

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A Prequel To 'The Omen' In The Works

28 April 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Antonio Campos, the indie filmmaker who most recently directed the Sundance movie Christine, is in negotiations to helm the prequel for supernatural horror thriller titled The First Omen at 20th Century Fox.

The First Omen was written by Ben Jacoby and David Goyer and Kevin Turen will produce the prequel through their Phantom Four banner.

The original film which was directed by Richard Donner (SupermanThe Goonies and the Lethal Weapon movies) starred the great Gregory Peck as an ambassador who comes to believe that his 5-year-old son may be the living embodiment of the Antichrist.

The 1976 Omen was one of the biggest hits of the year and was considered one of the scariest movies of the decade at that time. The Omen spawned two film sequels and a series of novels. There was also a remake of the film back in 2006 which was directed »

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'The Omen' has suddenly become the hottest property in horror

28 April 2016 12:47 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Omen may be 40 years old this year, but it's somehow become the hottest property in horror in 2016. In addition to A&E's sequel series Damien (which, truth be told, isn't garnering the kind of ratings the network probably hoped for), an Omen prequel movie is now in the works with indie darling Antonio Campos -- whose 2016 biopic Christine, about tragic Florida TV reporter Christine Chubbuck, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival -- attached to direct.  Fittingly titled The First Omen, the film is being produced by David Goyer for 20th Century Fox, the studio behind both the original film and its three less-successful sequels, including the made-for-tv stinker Omen IV: The Awakening. I actually rewatched The Omen fairly recently, and truth be told, I'd forgotten how hokey the thing is. The fact that it grossed boatloads of money in 1976 makes sense: it's broadly entertaining, »

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The Omen Prequel Is Happening at 20th Century Fox

28 April 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The problem with most prequels is that the original never intended to show you what happened before the events deemed worthy enough to depict in a movie. But that isn't stopping the brain trust at 20th Century Fox from moving forward on The First Omen, a precursor to the 1976 classic that introduced Damien to the world. Antonio Campos, who made waves with his Sundance hit Christine (not a Stephen King remake) is in talks to direct.

A grown-up Damien is at the center of a new A&E horror series that debuted earlier this year, and 20th Century Fox already blew it with their critically panned remake of The Omen in 2006. So they're taking this long-standing horror franchise in a totally new direction. This next movie is produced by David Goyer and Kevin Turen under their Phantom Four banner. There are no story details. The movie will tell what happened »

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'The Omen': Prequel to 1976 horror classic in development

28 April 2016 11:04 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Horror fans have something new to scream about as 20th Century Fox is planning a prequel to The Omen. According to, the studio is looking to revisit the 1976 classic about a young boy who may just be the son of Satan. That movie, which starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick and was directed by Richard Donner, won an Oscar for Best Original Score. It also earned Harvey Stephens a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Damian.   The publication is reporting that Fox is looking to Antonio Campos as a potential director. Campos was most recently behind the camera for the film Christine. That movie is about the on-air suicide by television reporter Christine Chubbuck. The Omen grossed an inflation-adjusted $240 million. It also led three follow-ups: Damien: The Omen Part II (1978), Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) and the made-for-tv Omen IV: The Awakening (1991). The original movie was remade »

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20th Century Fox Developing The Omen Prequel Film

28 April 2016 10:42 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Listen closely and you might hear haunting chants in the distance, because a prequel to 1976’s The Omen is in development at 20th Century Fox.

According to THR, 20th Century Fox is developing The First Omen, a prequel movie to The Omen, which first hit theaters nearly 40 years ago.

Written by Ben Jacoby (Bleed), The First Omen could have a director soon, as Antonio Campos (2016’s Christine, Simon Killer, Afterschool) is in talks to step behind the camera for the film. David Goyer and his Phantom Four label will produce the project.

As many horror fans know, The Omen focused on a young boy named Damien who was the Antichrist, often bringing suffering to those around him, including his adoptive parents: American Diplomat Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) and Katherine Thorn (Lee Remick). The Omen was followed by three film sequels, a 2006 remake, and a sequel series called Damien that’s currently airing on A&E. »

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A Prequel To "The Omen" In The Works

28 April 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Indie filmmaker Antonio Campos ("Simon Killer") is in negotiations to direct a prequel to the famed supernatural horror thriller "The Omen" at 20th Century Fox.

The Richard Donner-directed original starred Gregory Peck as an ambassador who comes to believe that his five-year-old son may be the living embodiment of the Antichrist.

Titled "The First Omen," the prequel is being penned by Ben Jacoby but specifics are being kept under wraps. It will be the first prequel in the franchise which has scored three film sequels, a remake, and a currently airing TV sequel.

David Goyer and Kevin Turen will produce the film through their Phantom Four company.

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'The Omen' Movie Prequel in the Works (Exclusive)

27 April 2016 2:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Forty years after it was first released, The Omen is coming back to the big screen as a prequel that is being pieced together by 20th Century Fox. Antonio Campos, the indie filmmaker who most recently directed the Sundance movie Christine, is in negotiations to helm the supernatural horror thriller titled The First Omen, which is being produced by David Goyer and Kevin Turen and their Phantom Four banner. The original movie starred the great Gregory Peck as an ambassador who comes to believe that his 5-year-old son may be the living embodiment of the Antichrist. The movie, directed

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A Real-Life Version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory Will (Kind Of) Exist Soon

18 March 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

For readers of a certain age, Roald Dahl's books played a wonderful role in their childhood. He captured the anxiety and beauty of children in stories as varied as James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Witches, Matilda and The Bfg. Dahl turned to the movie world in the late 1960s, writing the scripts for the James Bond spy thriller You Only Live Twice and the children's fantasy Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but his experience in adapting his own book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was not very satisfying. The wildly popular book, first published in 1964, was inspired by Dahl's own brief time as a chocolate taster, and went on to sell more than 13 million copies worldwide. After penning the first draft of the screenplay, David Seltzer (The Omen) came on...

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Damien episode 1 review: The Beast Rises

8 March 2016 1:49 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




The Omen TV sequel series feat. Merlin's Bradley James gets off to a terrible start. That doesn't mean Omen fans won't love it regardless...

This review contains spoilers.

1.1 The Beast Rises

Damien’s pilot episode is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to review. Usually an opinion should be clear by the end of an episode, aided by hurriedly scrawled notes taken during the viewing. And if I was going to base my review on those notes alone, then I would say that Damien is an awful television show. Objectively, that is the case. The dialogue is clunky and cliched, the characters are either bland or inconsistent and it’s shot in an alternately murky/shaky way that makes it a little unpleasant to watch. The actors do their best with weak material that gives no indication as to how this series will work going »

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Glen Mazzara dishes on The Walking Dead & Damien

7 March 2016 3:38 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Damien, the series based on Richard Donner’s classic horror film The Omen is set to premiere tonight on A&E. We chat with series executive producer and showrunner Glen Mazzara about what to expect from the adaptation, his time on The Walking Dead, and what feels like a recent trend/desire for a cuddlier version of the devil on television. Mazzara was also delightfully game to play a rousing game of Satan, Santa, or Michael Shannon and “who deviled it best?” Take a look in the player above or below! Damien premieres on A&E on Monday, March 7th at 10/9c. Chat with us here or on Twitter: Glen: @GlenMazzara Roth: @RothCornet Chris: @HitfixChris »

- Roth Cornet

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Impressions: A&E’s Damien is Deviously Addicting

7 March 2016 9:27 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Life hasn’t gotten easier for Damien Thorn since his nanny jumped off the building ledge in The Omen. A&E’s new sequel series to Richard Donner’s film shows that being the Antichrist isn’t one big devilish party, but rather a hellish struggle for your very soul. Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to watch the first five episodes of the series, and it was a hell of a lot of fun to watch.

The series picks up with Damien Thorn (Bradley James) at the ripe age of 30. Years after his father’s attempt to kill him with the Megiddo daggers, Damien still hasn’t sprouted horns and doesn’t sit on a throne of fire while the world bows at his hooved feet. Instead, Damien is quite human and has an occupation you might not expect: war photographer.

Along with his friends Amani (Omid Abtahi) and »

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