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Blair Witch: Returning to a seminal horror franchise

1 hour ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on the return of the Blair Witch franchise…

Of course the first question worth asking is this: is Blair Witch a horror movie? That now depends on which Blair Witch you’re talking about. Amongst all its glittering comic book movie reveals, Comic Con 2016’s biggest surprise turned out to be that Adam Wingard’s upcoming found footage horror picture, The Woods, set to release in September, has long in secret been a sequel to The Blair Witch Project. You’ve probably seen that one, the 1999 micro budget film which practically invented the found footage genre (or at least rocketed it once more into the public consciousness) and sent people at Cannes into paroxysms of fear in a manner few had seen since The Exorcist twenty five years earlier.

It’s been described by many as a seminal piece of horror to reflect Generation X, the pre-millennial terror »

- Tony Black

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Rumor Busted: Han Solo Will Not Appear in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

1 hour ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

For months now it's been rumored that the new Han Solo -- just revealed to be Alden Ehrenreich earlier this month at Star Wars Celebration Europe -- will have a cameo in December's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Further fueling those rumors was word of a few weeks of reshoots on the film, which many assumed would include the Solo cameo, ahead of his own currently untitled spin-off due out on May 25, 2018. Not so fast, says Rogue One director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy, both of whom have now confirmed that there will be no such cameo in Rogue One. Speaking to Extra, Edwards shot down the rumor. "I’m not sure if I’m allowed to do this, but I think I should,” he said. “I can put to bed, Han Solo is not in the...

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- Erik Davis

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‘Batman v Superman’ Shoots to Top of Disc Charts

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros.’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” fought its way to an easy No. 1 debut on the Npd VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended July 24.

The superhero epic arrived in the home video market following a $330.4 million haul at the domestic box office, which presented the first big-screen live-action meeting of iconic comic book characters Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot).

Upon its release, “BvS” was plagued by bad reviews that may have hampered audience enthusiasm for the film, but fans were generally more receptive of director Zack Snyder’s efforts to create a sprawling conflict between the legendary characters. On RottenTomatoes.com, just 27% of critics recorded a positive review, compared with 65% of audience voters who liked the film.

To counter some of the backlash, almost immediately »

- John Latchem

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I Have a Bad Feeling About This: Kurosawa’s Hidden Fortress Is Getting a Star Wars-y Fan Edit

5 hours ago | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

I’m just kidding, I love fan edits.

The Sukaiwaka Fortress is a fan remix project that re-edits Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress with script changes, starwarsian dialogue and the music from Star Wars. In its own way, it completes the cycle that began when Kurosawa’s film inspired young George Lucas.

Currently scheduled for release in September this year, The Sukaiwaka Fortress has now received a rather impressive trailer, which you can watch below.

Thanks to AkiraKurosawa.info for posting this!

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- Ryan Gallagher

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9 Reasons to Be Excited for Star Wars: Rogue One

7 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney and Lucasfilm are getting ready to go full-steam ahead on getting the hype train moving for their next Star Wars movie. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is due out in December, and because it is a Star Wars movie, there will be months of press, details slowly leaking out and mounting anticipation for the follow up to The Force Awakens. But Rogue One is going to be a very different type of Star Wars movie, and Disney has their work cut out for them to help the mainstream audience understand that.

The studio recently got a lot of excitement built up thanks to a massive amount of coverage about the movie from Entertainment Weekly, which got a lot of people on board. Prior to all of the new details that were revealed about Rogue One in that EW spread, we didn't know all that much about the movie. »

- MovieWeb

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Whatever happened to Hollywood's really evil villains?

10 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The release of Suicide Squad confirms a cinematic trend: all of our heroes are antiheroes and all of our baddies have been humanised. It’s time for the return of some proper bogeymen

Peter Bradshaw’s 10 favourite screen baddies

Time was when the movie villain was stuck in second fiddle. Their primary role: to devise over-elaborate – and ultimately unsuccessful – ways to kill the hero. But then, somewhere along the line, the bad guys won. Last Christmas, Vader fanboy Kylo Ren erased memories of the Star Wars prequels’ drippy Anakin Skywalker by topping the franchise’s most-beloved character. The cackling nemesis has been given full celebration in the likes of Despicable Me, Megamind and Hotel Transylvania. And now comes Suicide Squad, DC’s party-pack of supervillains – including a certain Clown Prince of Crime – given Dirty Dozen-style licence to run amok with Bohemian Rhapsody cranked up to 11.

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- Phil Hoad

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It’s official: Han Solo won’t be in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

11 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It has been rumoured for some time (though it never seemed likely) that Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo could feature in the first Star Wars spin off movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Well, we can now finally put that rumour to rest.

“I’m not sure I’m allowed to do this but I think I should. I can put to bed, Han Solo is not in the movie,” director Gareth Edwards told Extra TV.

Well, that’s that then. Unless of course he’s lying…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is the first film in the new standalone movies from Lucasfilm. It tells the story of how a group of unlikely heroes unite to undertake a daring and seemingly impossible mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.

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- Luke Owen

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Pinewood Set to Be Sold for $423 Million to Venus Grafton

12 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

U.K.-based production facilities company Pinewood Group, whose studios have housed blockbuster movies like “Spectre” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” has received a takeover bid from Venus Grafton worth £323 million ($423 million), Pinewood said Thursday. The Pinewood board intends to recommend the offer to shareholders.

Venus Grafton is a subsidiary of Pw Real Estate Fund, which is managed by London-based asset management business Aermont Capital. The funds have a treasure chest totaling around 4 billion euros ($4.43 billion); investors include “prominent public and private pension plans and other institutions in Europe, the U.S., Asia and the Middle East,” according to a statement.

A spokesman for Aermont said that, if everything goes smoothly, the deal should be concluded at the end of August. Investment bank Rothschild is advising Pinewood on the deal.

In February, Rothschild was appointed to carry out a strategic review of Pinewood’s capital base and structure. The »

- Leo Barraclough

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Alden Ehrenreich's Han Solo Will Not Appear In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been surrounded in rumours and speculation ever since word hit about the film's extensive reshoots. One of the biggest rumours surrounding the nature of these reshoots was that at least part of the time was used to shoot a cameo for the new Han Solo, portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich.   While attending Star Wars Celebration in London, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy were questioned on Ehrenreich's possible presence in the film, and Edwards was pretty definitive with his answer. “I’m not sure if I’m allowed to do this, but I think I should…. Han Solo’s not in the movie.” It seems we can scratch off the possibility of meeting the new Han Solo this December, though the spin-off film featuring the character is set for release in 2018. Another rumour surrounding Rogue One was that it ends »

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Harrison Ford Could Have Died In ‘Star Wars’ Set Accident

22 hours ago | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Harrison Ford broke his left leg while filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens – but it could have been much worse. Harrison Ford Star Wars Accident Back in June 2014, Ford was filming The Force Awakens, reprising his role of Han Solo, at Pinewood Studios in London. On set one day filming a scene on […]

The post Harrison Ford Could Have Died In ‘Star Wars’ Set Accident appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Hmwybs: "The Turning Point"

22 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Bancroft & Maclaine reminisce in The Turning PointBest Shot 1977 Party. Chapter 2

The Turning Point (1977)

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Cinematography by: Robert Surtees

When The Turning Point is remembered today, on the rare occasion that you hear it name-checked, it is nearly always in connection to its status as Oscar's all time loser (11 nominations without a win). That "achievement" was later shared when Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple (1985) met the same Oscar fate, entering the competition as a very big ticket and coming away empty-handed. It's surely no coincidence that both films are women's pictures. Oscar has grown increasingly wary of films about and for women over their 88 year history; that's not a mark on the films themselves but a stain on film culture and the Oscars. 1977 was in some significant ways, the very last Oscar year to be dominated by women. The sole "boys" movie up for the top prize was Star Wars, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Star Wars Bits: The Final Ruling on Harrison Ford’s On-Set Injury, New ‘Aftermath’ Details, and Some Jaw-Dropping Cosplay

27 July 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: The U.K. court case surrounding safety regulations on Star Wars: The Force Awakens has reached its conclusion. The next Star Wars: Aftermath book will feature the Battle of Jakku. Conan O’Brien offers up a dead Tauntaun for a cozy place to sleep. Cool art combines Star Wars with […]

The post Star Wars Bits: The Final Ruling on Harrison Ford’s On-Set Injury, New ‘Aftermath’ Details, and Some Jaw-Dropping Cosplay appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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Han Solo is Not in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

27 July 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Oh, the Star Wars rumor mill... How you entertain me with some of your more ludicrous theories and speculation, most of which can be chalked up to the fan-fiction created on forums and comment threads by people writing about what they wished they'd see. That's how we wound up with all these whispers that maybe, perhaps just maybe, Han Solo would wind up making an... Read More »

- Billy Donnelly

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Ted Sarandos: No Slowdown in Netflix’s Spending on Original Series

27 July 2016 2:56 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ted Sarandos has no intention of putting the breaks on Netflix’s volume of original programming. The streaming giant’s chief content officer said Wednesday that the industry’s hand-wringing over the question of whether there’s too much TV reflects an outmoded mindset about the way people consume entertainment.

“There are too many mediocre, safe shows on linear television — I’m with you,” Sarandos said during his executive Q&A session as part of Netflix’s portion of the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

Sarandos was pressed on the question of whether Netflix’s originals are in danger of getting lost in the shuffle because it is turning out so much content at such a fast clip. But Netflix’s model is about making sure it has a broad range of content to appeal to various subsets of subscribers, not all of its subscribers flocking to a few shows.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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Netflix Boss Says Don’t Believe the Ratings You See for His Shows

27 July 2016 2:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Ted Sarandos is not impressed with the ratings he’s seeing reported for Netflix.

In recent months, both Symphony Advanced Media and Nielsen have released data that purports to tally how many people are watching Netflix series. But Sarandos pointed out that the services claimed very different numbers for “Orange is the New Black.”

“Both Symphony and Nielsen claim accuracy,” Sarandos said, before pointing out that one service’s “Oitnb” viewership was two times the other’s. “Either number, if true, would be great for Netflix. Especially since it’s only U.S. viewing and it’s only for the first 35 days of release.”

Sarandos points out that ratings, and reporting on ratings, is an “important piece of the business puzzle for ad-supported networks, for sure. But subscriber growth, not advertising, drives our revenues. We’ll do great by attracting more members… The performance of any given title in the U. »

- Michael Schneider

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Netflix Boss Says Don’t Believe the Ratings You See for His Shows

27 July 2016 2:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ted Sarandos is not impressed with the ratings he’s seeing reported for Netflix.

In recent months, both Symphony Advanced Media and Nielsen have released data that purports to tally how many people are watching Netflix series. But Sarandos pointed out that the services claimed very different numbers for “Orange is the New Black.”

“Both Symphony and Nielsen claim accuracy,” Sarandos said, before pointing out that one service’s “Oitnb” viewership was two times the other’s. “Either number, if true, would be great for Netflix. Especially since it’s only U.S. viewing and it’s only for the first 35 days of release.”

Sarandos points out that ratings, and reporting on ratings, is an “important piece of the business puzzle for ad-supported networks, for sure. But subscriber growth, not advertising, drives our revenues. We’ll do great by attracting more members… The performance of any given title in the U. »

- Michael Schneider

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*Updated* An American Werewolf In London 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Announced

27 July 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated with the new 35th anniversary Blu-ray cover art.* “Keep clear of the Moors,” because Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing An American Werewolf in London on a restored, 35th anniversary edition Blu-ray this fall.

Scheduled for a September 27th release, An American Werewolf in London 35th anniversary Blu-ray comes with new cover art (see below) and features a restored version of the film, giving viewers a better look at John Landis’ lycanthrope mayhem and Rick Baker’s incredible, Oscar-winning makeup effects.

So far, the list of special features for the anniversary Blu-ray are the same ones that were included on the 2009 Full Moon Edition Blu-ray, making the restoration the only new element, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future announcements regarding this release. In the meantime, we have a list of the special features and a look at the new cover art below. Will the »

- Derek Anderson

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Why We're Obsessed with Netflix's Stranger Things

27 July 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Oh Netflix, you've done it again. We're officially obsessed with Stranger Things, the newest show that the streaming service has blessed us with. It's honestly everything we never realized we needed very badly, and we literally can't stop talking about it. Ask anyone we've come in contact with in the past few days—we're insufferable. There are more than enough reasons to binge every episode, and to then binge them again, and then to consume every article about the show, and then to probably watch it again, and we're going to lay a few of them out for you—spoiler free! You can thank us later. Pop Culture References Are Everywhere... E.T., Star Wars, Indiana »

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Star Wars: Rogue One Won't Have Han Solo or Hayden Christensen

27 July 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars Celebration didn't reveal nearly as much about the future of the franchise on the movie side of things as fans had hoped, but any news that was revealed got left in the dust in the wake of San Diego Comic-Con. During Star Wars Celebration, there were more interviews than anyone could possibly have kept up with. That being the case, some of those kind of got buried and it looks like some big news got lost in the shuffle. The big news being that Han Solo and Hayden Christensen will not be in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The fan site Star Wars Underworld has uncovered a couple of interviews with Extra from Star Wars Celebration that made these confirmations seperately. Starting with Han Solo, there have been prominent rumors that everyone's favorite smuggler was going to be making a cameo in the movie. It would make some sense, »

- MovieWeb

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Watch Conan's Young Han Solo Auditions with 50 Cent, Adam Sandler and More

27 July 2016 11:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month during Star Wars Celebration, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy made it official by announcing Alden Ehrenreich as the Young Han Solo, who will star in the upcoming spinoff Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. A week later, during Comic-Con, Conan O'Brien took his late-night talk show to San Diego for a series of live tapings, where he showed fans some of the other major stars who also tried out for the Han Solo role, before Alden Ehrenreich won the coveted part. As you can see, the young actor had plenty of worthy competitors.

Of course, this video that surfaced on Team Coco YouTube after its broadcast is fake, with several beloved comedians and other celebrities donning that iconic Han Solo vest to try out for the role. This audition reel features stars such as Bill Hader, Will Arnett, Melissa McCarthy, Thomas Middleditch, Jodie Foster, Adam Sandler, Kumail Nanjiani, »

- MovieWeb

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