9 items from 2013
While we’e been covering many of the Scream Factory releases for our Us readers, Arrow Video has been releasing horror classics in the UK for a while now and they recently announced their next set of Blu-ray releases. Take a look at release details, cover art, and bonus features for The Fall of the House of Usher, Lifeforce, Deranged, and Squirm. We’ve also included details for Motel Hell, which we covered earlier this week.
Motel Hell: “It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent fritters!” cackle the brother-and-sister team behind the finest smoked meats in the county. They also run the friendly Motel Hello (the ‘o’ in the neon sign sometimes goes on the blink), and no matter how many times you’ve seen Psycho or The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, you can be sure that everything will be perfectly above board here as Vincent »
- Jonathan James
Sequels are awesome, plain and simple. Returning to familiar characters and worlds we love is like covering yourself with a warm blanket, although when a sequel is bad it can be like a blanket covered in potato bugs and lice. Studios love sequels because seven times out of ten they open huge, no matter how good they are.
With that in mind, here's 50 of your favorite titles all preparing to get new installments. Some of them are deep into pre-production while others have barely gotten out of the pitch stages, but you'll be salivating at the thought of some of these sweet babies finally making their way to the screen.
Status: The law of diminishing returns seems to have caught up to Paramount's annual license to print money, and even though the last "Paranormal" grossed half its predecessor, producer Jason Blum is gonna »
- Max Evry
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A few of us here from GeekTyrant will be hitting up WonderCon 2013, which takes place from Friday, March 29th to Sunday, March 31th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. We went for the first time last year, and we had a great time, so we're all excited to be going back for more geek goodness!
WonderCon has released the full three-day schedule! There's a ton of great stuff to check out this year! Enough cool stuff to keep you more than busy! Check out the schedule and start planning out your trip! If you're going and you see us around make sure to say hi! We can talk about geek stuff! See ya there!
March 29 • Friday
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- Joey Paur
It is often said that the greatest auteurs make films not because they want to but because they have to – it's as natural and essential as breathing. In December 2010 the Iranian maestro Jafar Panahi was banned from making movies and sentenced to six years in prison for creating "propaganda against the Islamic republic", a judgment that sparked outrage around the world.
While awaiting the outcome of an appeal, Panahi was visited in his home by his friend Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, who filmed Panahi wandering through his apartment, feeding his pet iguana, reflecting on scenes from his past movies and describing the latest script that he had been refused permission to shoot – the story of a young girl accepted for university but locked in her house by her zealous father.
That visit »
- Mark Kermode
On Thursday evening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Academy invited movie fans to join in the celebration of the work of this year’s Oscar nominees in the Animated Feature Film category. Although not pictured above, director Tim Burton was on hand for the panel discussion hosted by actor Rob Riggle (Hotel Transylvania, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax).
The nominees discussed how their films were developed, talked about their creative processes, and presented clips illustrating their techniques. All were adamant in saying that animated films are not cartoons and that there is place for both stop-motion and CGI in the genre.
The Animated Feature Film nominees are:
After interning at Disney, Andrews worked as a story-board artist on several films. »
- Michelle McCue
With the DVD release of Frankenweenie just a few days away, we thought it was a great time to share this movie timeline for the cult director Tim Burton. Many saw this latest outing, a return to his literal first days into the feature film world, as a step back towards his glory days and many of us here at Thn agree that the stop-motion animation sparked life back into his career.
The chart takes us from that original short in 1984 and then onto Vincent, Beetlejuice, Batman, Edwards Scissorhands and beyond! Take a look below, let us know what you think and remember that Frankenweenie releases on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD 25th February. You can place your pre-order now via this link and here’s fascinating timeline:
- Dan Bullock
As anyone with even a passing interest in film production knows, the path from a screenplay’s inception to an actual film being shown for audiences around the world is often tumultuous at best. There are dozens of storie out there – both triumphant and traumatic – of excruciating film production periods, where the final film that emerges bares only a passing resemblance to what the creators had originally envisioned.
There are other cases where a story never even gets that far, and the film languishes in what is candidly referred to as “development hell,” usually before being cancelled and forgotten completely.
So which films floundered in pre-production before going belly-up and disappearing from the hearts and minds of their studios and filmmakers? What are the stories and cinematic experiences that we, the viewers, will never get the chance to experience?
Here are the 10 cancelled films that sounded like the they had »
- Adam Mohrbacher
By Todd Garbarini
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Richard Klemensen’s Little Shoppe of Horrors is a stellar magazine. If you like Gary Svehla’s Midnight Marquee and similar publications that are well-written and polished, you’ll love the beautiful Little Shoppe of Horrors. In 2012 it entered its 40th anniversary with the most current issue, number 29. Cinema Retro is a mere youngster by comparison! Subtitled “The Journal of Classic British Horror Films,” Little Shoppe of Horrors is chock full of exclusive images of the glory days of the Hammer horror films. It is obvious that Mr. Klemensen has a true love for these films. In this issue you’ll find a wonderful look back at the life and work of Vincent Price. The front and rear covers of the latest issue feature beautiful images by Jeff Preston and Mark Maddox, respectively, of Vincent Price, and the inside covers »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
• 22 Unforgettable Hollywood Taglines, such as "This is the weekend they didn't play golf" (heh heh) for "Deliverance." [BuzzFeed]
• K.Stew and R.Pattz: Hollywood's highest-grossing on-screen couple. But oh, at what price off-screen? [Hollywire]
• Oh, Academy members, don't you know anything? 14 supporting nominees that were actually leads. [Film.com]
• The cast of "Empire Records": Where are they now? And where are all the record stores, at that? [BuzzSugar]
• The "Django Unchained" action figures have been pulled from shelves. Don't worry, you can get them on eBay for 'round $300 a piece. [Deadline]
• "No, no ... just back off." Michael J. Fox »
- Bryan Enk
9 items from 2013
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