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10 Movie Trilogy Conclusions Fans Are Still Desperate To See

8 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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As any fan of quality television knows, waiting to find out what happens next can be excruciating, especially when faced with the dreaded cliffhanger. But a week between episodes – or even a year between seasons – is nothing compared to what movies fans sometimes have to put up with.

If you’re lucky, a trilogy will be shot back to back with the subsequent release dates timed at annual intervals, as with the The Lord Of The Rings movies or the Pirates Of The Caribbean sequels (although many fans didn’t feel quite so lucky when they saw the finished results).

Not all projects are as efficiently organised, and sometimes a trilogy can find itself veering towards development hell before reaching its conclusion, whether on account of poor box office returns, conflicting schedules or putting together a script which actually works for everyone involved.

Nobody likes being left hanging by a thread, »

- Andrew Dilks

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Round-Up: The Walking Dead #1 Wizard World Variant, Sweet Madness, Creature From The Black Lagoon

27 July 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A limited edition variant of The Walking Dead #1 by renowned artist Ken Kelly will be given to Wizard World Richmond Comic-Con-goers free of charge. Also: the short film Sweet Dreams featuring D.C. Comics super-villain Harley Quinn and details on the Creature From the Black Lagoon figure by Living Dead Dolls.

The Walking Dead #1: Press Release: "Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced “Kiss” album cover artist Ken Kelly has drawn the 13th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Richmond, July 31 - Aug. 2. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner-Award-winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available »

- Tamika Jones

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Poppy Drayton and Austin Butler in MTV’s Shannara Chronicles Pics

25 July 2015 8:18 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

During Comic-Con amidst a number of higher profile trailers released MTV unveiled a trailer into the world of their Shannara Chronicles, an upcoming show based on Terry Brooks’ forever bestselling epic fantasy series that I have to admit took me by surprise.

Now, MTV has released some more images from the story that fans of Brooks read in The Elfstones of Shannara, the second book in the series, skipping over The Sword of Shannara, which I think is not only a good move, but an obvious one to make, even if only not to have  John Rhys-Davies running around in New Zealand again in a story that has self-admitted ties to The Lord of the Rings.

As I expressed  when I first saw the trailer I think it was a good move simply because both Elfstones and the following book Wishsong of Shannara are simply better stories and offer more »

- Jay Tomio

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Five New Releases Dominate Home-Video Sales

23 July 2015 9:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a banner week for new releases, the five top-selling discs on the national homevideo sales charts for the week ending July 19 are all newcomers that hit stores the previous Tuesday, the designated day when new product is put on display.

Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Longest Ride,” a romantic drama with $37.5 million in theatrical earnings, debuted at No. 1. Based on the Nicholas Sparks book, the film follows a young couple whose lives change after meeting an older man who was in a car crash, as he reflects on his own past romance.

Bowing at No. 2 was the comedy “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” a sequel to the 2009 cult hit from Sony Pictures. The original grossed $146.3 million and generated quite a buzz with its Segway-riding antihero and his laughable misadventures. The sequel earned $70.7 million theaters.

“Ex Machina,” from Lionsgate, debuted at No. 3. The film, in which a young programmer is »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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The Surprising Ways 'Mission: Impossible 2' Affected the Course of Movie History

21 July 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

When many of us think of Sir Ian McKellen, two iconic roles come to mind: Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Magneto in X-Men. And vice versa -- it's hard to imagine anyone else playing those characters on the big screen (well, Michael Fassbender also plays Magneto, very well, but we're talking the older version of the mutant villain). Those franchises could have easily been very different, though, as a result of very different actors filling the parts. Sean Connery was offered Gandalf, for instance, but he turned it down. So did Christopher Plummer. Same with McKellen's X-Men co-star and Bff, Patrick Stewart. Christopher Lee apparently campaigned for the role but was cast as Saruman instead. As for Magneto, the X-Men's foe could have been portrayed by Terence...

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- Christopher Campbell

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I, Madman | Blu-ray Review

21 July 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Scream Factory brings late 80’s horror thriller I, Madman to Blu-ray, one of two notable cult classics from Hungarian/Canadian director Tibor Tabaks. Beginning in Canadian television, Tabaks reached notoriety with his 1987 sophomore feature, The Gate, a bizarre creature feature which terrorized children with its forced perspective monsters and introduced the world to child actor Stephen Dorff. He’d follow that up with this pulpy adaptation of a screenplay by David Chaskin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge). A gothic murder mystery plays out in the eternally uneasy streets of a hazy, 1989 Hollywood in this simple yet strange forgotten oddity.

Bookworm Virginia (Jenny Wright) works in a used bookstore, often finding herself attracted to lurid, violent fiction. After an influx of random materials coming in from an estate sale, she finds a 1950s set thriller, Much of Madness, More of Sin, a visceral novel about a mad »

- Nicholas Bell

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I, Madman Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

20 July 2015 9:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory continues their Summer of Fear Part 2 tomorrow with the Blu-ray debut of Tibor Takács' (The Gate) I, Madman, and we have clips and a trailer from the impending release.

I, Madman synopsis: "Gothic nightmares collide with gritty realism in this "stylish horror thriller [that] pulls you in and makes you pay attention" (Los Angeles Times)! After a spine-tingling paperback catches the imagination of bookstore clerk Virginia, she seeks out the author's second book, I, Madman. But once she opens the cover, its eerie tale of obsessive love comes to life, catapulting a disfigured, scalpel-wielding killer from the world of fiction onto the streets of Hollywood with one demented goal: to win Virginia's love, one murder at a time!

Starring Jenny Wright (Near Dark, The Lawnmower Man), Clayton Rohner (April Fool's Day, The Human Centipede III) and three-time Academy Award® winner* Randall William Cook (Best Visual Effects, The Lord Of The Rings »

- Derek Anderson

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Marvel superhero conquers Oz

19 July 2015 7:28 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Paul Rudd.s turn as the miniscule hero of the latest Marvel adventure saw Ant-Man dominate Australian cinemas last weekend.

Meanwhile Jurassic World raced past The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Ring, to rank as the sixth-highest grosser of all time.

Directed by Peyton Reed and co-starring Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll and Michael Pena, Ant-Man grabbed $5.4 million including $120,000 from the Wednesday night opening.

Pro-rata that.s in the ballpark of the Us debut of $US57.2 million, which pundits rated as the second smallest opening weekend of all 12 films based on Marvel Comics, just $2 million ahead of The Incredible Hulk in 2008.

With the end of school vacation in the major States, Australian B.O. receipts fell by a moderate 19% to $17.1 million, according to Rentrak, but business is still tracking ahead of last year by about 14%.

WB/Roadshow.s Magic Mike Xxl had the smallest drop of the holdovers, »

- Don Groves

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'Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero' Clip Features Sean Astin | Exclusive

18 July 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Who doesn't love Sean Astin? A child actor who grew up as Hollywood royalty, the fan favorite has starred in some of the most beloved movies of all time. His work includes The Goonies, The Lord of the Rings and Rudy, just to name a few. In the past few year's he has really ramped up his voice work. And this monday, you'll get to hear him as Blaze, a dragon cadet, in a new episode of Disney Xd's Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.

In Where Dragons Dare, Penn must overcome his jealousy of popular fellow cadet Blaze. It's up to Penn to complete his mission, and finish at the top of his class at Dragon Flight School. This episode is not only special for bringing in Sean Astin, but accomplished musician Kenny Loggins is singing five original songs. The song lyrics are by Jeff Poliquin with music by Ryan Shore. »

- MovieWeb

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Contest: Win I, Madman on Blu-ray

17 July 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After bringing demons onscreen in The Gate, Tibor Takács directed I, Madman, featuring a killer straight out of a horror novel. Scream Factory's releasing their I, Madman Blu-ray on July 21st, and we've been provided with three copies to give away.

I, Madman synopsis: "Gothic nightmares collide with gritty realism in this "stylish horror thriller [that] pulls you in and makes you pay attention" (Los Angeles Times)! After a spine-tingling paperback catches the imagination of bookstore clerk Virginia, she seeks out the author's second book, I, Madman. But once she opens the cover, its eerie tale of obsessive love comes to life, catapulting a disfigured, scalpel-wielding killer from the world of fiction onto the streets of Hollywood with one demented goal: to win Virginia's love, one murder at a time!

Starring Jenny Wright (Near Dark, The Lawnmower Man), Clayton Rohner (April Fool's Day, The Human Centipede III) and three-time Academy Award »

- Derek Anderson

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Ian McKellen Performs Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" in a Very Ian McKellen Way and It's Just the Best—Watch!

16 July 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sir Ian McKellen just proved for the billionth time (approximately) how awesome he is...could his latest act earn him an invite to become Taylor Swift's next onstage celebrity guest? The 76-year-old British X-Men, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit star, known for his sense of humor, gave a grand "performance," or rather, dramatic reading of the 25-year-old pop star's latest hit, "Bad Blood," in a video posted on Yahoo! this week, just ahead of the release of his latest movie Mr. Holmes. He plays title character Sherlock Holmes in the film, which hits theaters on Friday. Swift has not commented on McKellen's masterful interpretation of her angry anthem, although she did retweet »

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First clip from horror comedy Cooties

15 July 2015 5:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A first clip has arrived online for Cooties, the upcoming horror comedy which sees a group of school teachers battling a horde of zombie fourth graders.

See Also: Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson battle zombie schoolkids in Cooties trailer

From the minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”), Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into little killer savages, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (ManiacThe Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), and Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives.

Cooties is set for release in the States on September 18th.

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- Gary Collinson

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Amazon’s Prime Day DVD & Blu-ray Deals

15 July 2015 12:06 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

While many of you might have blown your DVD and Blu-ray budget on the bi-annual Barnes & Noble / Criterion Collection sale which started last week, Amazon is here to bring you to new levels of debt.

Earlier this month Amazon revealed that on July 15th, 2015, they would begin a new tradition: Prime Day. Those folks who subscribe to Amazon Prime are able to take advantage of these deals. You can still take advantage of their free trial.

There are lots of great non-disc deals, but I’ll collect all of my favorite DVD and Blu-ray deals here for you.

These are affiliate links, and I really appreciate any purchases you make by clicking through our links.

Lightning Deals Movies Criterion Collection Deals Blu-rays Under $10 The Lord Of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy for $27.99 (77% off) The Man With No Name Trilogy (Remastered Edition) for $13.99 (65% off) The Woody Allen Blu-ray Bundle (Annie Hall, »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Westworld TV show: cast changes, new images

14 July 2015 12:03 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

An update on all things Westworld - there's been some casting swaps, and a load of new pictures from the upcoming TV show...

Over the last few days there have been a couple of news stories surrounding the Westworld TV show, we've combined them here to save you all that clicking.

Firstly, there've been some casting changes, as Entertainment Weekly reported yesterday. 

The Lord Of The Rings alum Miranda Otto has departed the project, for starters. Despite appearing in the pilot, Otto and the producers saw things differently after the role was re-conceived post-pilot. Instead, she's landed a role in the fifth season of Homeland.

Westworld's cast has been rounded out with some new names, too.

Eion Bailey of Once Upon A Time will play Logan, described as a “louche bachelor and veteran Westworld guest. His hedonistic romp through Westworld is equally motivated by self-indulgence and a desire to help his friend, »

- rleane

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MTV’s Shannara Chronicles Trailer – Back to Amberle & The Elfstones of Shannara

11 July 2015 7:56 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

I will admit that I’m pretty easy to please but this thing looks better than I could have imagined. I’d consider myself very well entrenched in the world(s) of Terry Brooks, including and perhaps mostly his Shannara output, even though I’m not a mega fan in that way being a The Lord of the Rings diehard won’t allow. That said, I’ve never been someone who doesn’t acknowledge both the historical significance of Terry Brooks as it relates to direct impact on the modern fantasy publishing landscape and market and that I used to check for Brooks every time I was in the Walden Books paper back section to see if the next Shannara installment had hit.

On the first, I won’t get into all of the specifics, as I’m sure others have, but Brooks and Del Rey did nothing less than »

- Jay Tomio

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'Krampus' Comic-Con Poster Spreads Yuletide Fear

11 July 2015 6:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Legendary Pictures' Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday. When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas.&#160Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: A demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.

All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family's home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.&#160The horror-comedy also stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Owen and Krista Stadler.

Krampus and his mischievous underlings have been created by the combined efforts of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, both renowned for their epic work on The Lord of the Rings »

- MovieWeb

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Legendary’s Comic-Con Panel Reveals Krampus Poster; Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak Horror Nights And Duncan Jones’ Warcraft Footage

11 July 2015 4:25 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Contributed by Michelle McCue and Melissa Howland

On Saturday Crimson Peak, Warcraft and Krampus were at Legendary Pictures’ Comic-Con panel in Hall H.

Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday.

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas.  Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.

All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

The horror-comedy also stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Lavie Owen and Krista Stadler.

Krampus and his mischievous underlings have been »

- Movie Geeks

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Comic-Con Trailer Spectacular: Vikings Season 4, Colony and Shannara

11 July 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Comic-Con is all about checking out the merchandise — as in the many new trailers that are unveiled at the event for newbie and returning series, alike.

Below, we’ve gathered sneak peeks for Vikings‘ new season, as well as the debuts of USA Network’s Josh Holloway-starrer Colony and MTV’s fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles.

VideosFear the Walking Dead Trailer Is Finally Here! (And So’s the Premiere Date!)

So click Play, get pumped and then hit the comments to let us know which shows you’ll be watching.

Vikings Season 4 (premiering 2016 on History)

VideosThe Walking Dead Releases Season 6 Trailer, »

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Get to know Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

11 July 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

"Pride and Prejudice" is a lovely regency novel by Jane Austen about the five unmarried Bennet daughters and their trials and tribulations in life and love. So where, exactly, do the zombies come in?

Well, as it turns out, after a certain amount of time, books enter the public domain – meaning you can do whatever you want to them. "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" will enter public domain in 2044, so you can look forward to that. Knowing this, author Seth Graeme-Smith at the folks at Quirk Books (who also published my book, "The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy", hooray!) decided that Austen’s classic needed a little revamp – an undead revamp.

In this alternate universe, zombies roam the English countryside, and the Bennet ladies are well-versed in martial arts and weaponry (though carrying a musket in public is thought of as unladylike). They still, of course, »

- Sam Maggs

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The Most Iconic Jewelry in the Movies

11 July 2015 1:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

Precious jewels have provided fodder for drama practically since drama was invented, with precious stones and trinkets used as plot devices in plays written as far back as 100 B.C. As man-made substitutes such as rhinestones, moissanite, and cubic zirconium started making the market for seemingly-precious stones more, well, precious, so did the real thing become more dramatic to seek out on film. Here are a few of the most sought after, revered and iconic pieces of jewelry dramatized for our viewing pleasure.

Heart of the Ocean—Titanic

James Cameron’s box office champ offered up one eye-popping set piece after the other, not the least of which was Kate Winslet’s greatest asset. Get your mind out of the gutter! We’re talking about the legendary Heart of the Ocean necklace worn by her character, Rose. Lore has it that the diamond was originally owned by »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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