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Our Fave References to '80s Movies in Netflix's Stranger Things

3 August 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Stranger Things is the perfect summer binge watch - fun, suspenseful and beautifully shot, with heroes and heroines that make you say, "she looks like this person I know" - and then they're up against a super creepy monster. It's the kind of show that makes you feel sad when it's over (there are already rumblings about a second season). Kate Hudson called it "all kinds of awesome." Plus the music is cool. From the opening sequence, Stranger Things evokes the beloved '80s filmmaking of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Ridley Scott, John Hughes and others. »

- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot

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Our Fave References to '80s Movies in Netflix's Stranger Things

3 August 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Stranger Things is the perfect summer binge watch - fun, suspenseful and beautifully shot, with heroes and heroines that make you say, "she looks like this person I know" - and then they're up against a super creepy monster. It's the kind of show that makes you feel sad when it's over (there are already rumblings about a second season). Kate Hudson called it "all kinds of awesome." Plus the music is cool. From the opening sequence, Stranger Things evokes the beloved '80s filmmaking of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Ridley Scott, John Hughes and others. »

- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot

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'Stranger Things': How Netflix's Retro Hit Resurrects the Eighties

21 July 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It's one thing to set a TV series in the 1980s; it's a whole other thing, however, to make it feel like it was actually shot during the Reagan-and-Rubik's-Cube era. Matt and Ross Duffer's new Netflix series Stranger Things is full of nostalgic nods to the decade and its pop-cultural products, but it's also uncommonly rigorous about getting the details just right — whether it's the many pitch-perfect music cues, the hat-tipping nods and homages to Eighties movies, or simply nailing the cringeworthy fashion statements of the day (those Mom jeans! »

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Stephen King pays tribute to 'Stranger Things,' the series that pays tribute to him

19 July 2016 3:47 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Netflix’s Stranger Things is an unabashed homage to the early work of such genre icons as Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, and the latter is now unabashedly declaring his love for the Duffer Brothers-created series on Twitter: Watching Stranger Things is looking watching Steve King's Greatest Hits. I mean that in a good way. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 17, 2016 Stranger Things is pure fun. A+. Don't miss it. Winona Ryder shines. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 18, 2016 From its Richard Greenberg-esque title design to references to King bestsellers like Carrie, Firestarter and Stand By Me (adapted from King’s short story “The Body”), Stranger Things functions as an open love letter to the author’s work but also stands on its own as a deeply-felt original creation that transcends its many ‘80s inspirations. It must be incredibly gratifying for the Duffers to know the series has resonated with one of their heroes. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Netflix's Stranger Things: spotting the movie references

19 July 2016 11:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dan Cooper Jul 20, 2016

What 80s pop culture references and nods did you spot in Netflix's Stranger Things? We start the ball rolling...

Warning: contains spoilers for Stranger Things.

The term ‘love letter’ gets thrown around a lot these days: citing a few signature texts as being influential in the creation of your movie or TV show is now directorial de rigeur. Not only is it a method proven to pull in fans of those classics seeking to slake their ravenous nostalgic urges, it’s also a great way to borrow a dash of glamour, to stand on the shoulders of giants as it were.

That said, Netflix’s new show, Stranger Things is not one of those love letters. This is no scribbled declaration of romance, hastily scrawled on a Post-It note and hurled at the back of your head. This is a Shakespearean sonnet of a love letter – an artfully constructed declaration of adoration, »

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How Stranger Things Evoked Familiar Things (E.T.! Goonies! Freddy!) While Delivering Fresh, Fun Thrills

19 July 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Stranger Things were happening this past weekend for those who sampled and wound up bingeing all eight episodes of Netflix’s new drama series.

(Basic plotline/mild spoilers follow, until I announce otherwise. And I will announce otherwise.)

VideosStranger Things: Watch a Trailer for Winona Ryder Supernatural Drama

Created by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer (who cowrote a few episodes of Wayward Pines) and set in a small Indiana town circa 1983, Stranger Things revolves around the vanishing of a young boy, Will Byers , which comes on the heels of something escaping from a local, “secret” government lab lorded over by Dr. »

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The Dark Tower Movie: What We Know So Far

13 May 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There was a stretch, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Stephen King.s novels were inspiring numerous horror and suspense-thriller films. King.s name, alone, got people into theaters for see adaptations of Carrie, The Shining, Cujo, Christine and Firestarter, to name just a few. The machine slowed down over the years, still producing gems -- Misery in 1990, or The Shawshank Redemption in 1994 . but not churning out nearly the number of King-based films as those earliest days.   That doesn.t mean the author every stopped telling stories. Quite the opposite, in fact. So now that Hollywood is circling back around to the cinematic-worthy works of Stephen King, they are remembering just how many incredible tales the writer has in his chest, and new movies are hopping on our radars. Hulu, for example, rolled the dice on King.s JFK assassination thriller, 11.22.63. The author.s mesmerizing It is back »

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The Dark Tower: What We Know So Far

13 May 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There was a stretch, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Stephen King.s novels were inspiring numerous horror and suspense-thriller films. King.s name, alone, got people into theaters for see adaptations of Carrie, The Shining, Cujo, Christine and Firestarter, to name just a few. The machine slowed down over the years, still producing gems -- Misery in 1990, or The Shawshank Redemption in 1994 . but not churning out nearly the number of King-based films as those earliest days.   That doesn.t mean the author every stopped telling stories. Quite the opposite, in fact. So now that Hollywood is circling back around to the cinematic-worthy works of Stephen King, they are remembering just how many incredible tales the writer has in his chest, and new movies are hopping on our radars. Hulu, for example, rolled the dice on King.s JFK assassination thriller, 11.22.63. The author.s mesmerizing It is back »

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Warner Bros.’ big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It finally gets a release date

22 April 2016 7:11 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It’s no secret that the big (and small) screen adaptations of Stephen King’s work have had mixed success over the years, but for every Firestarter and Under the Dome, there’s a Misery and 11.22.63. How will It fare? Time will tell, but Warner Bros. has announced today that they will release the movie on September

The post Warner Bros.’ big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It finally gets a release date appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Josh Wilding

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Midnight Special | Review

14 March 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Power of One: Nichols’ Sci-Fi Studio Film a Wispy Homage

Indie director Jeff Nichols makes his first crossover to studio fare with Midnight Special, his auteur clout securing the film a competition slot in the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival just prior to a stateside release. Returning once more with his frequent collaborator, actor Michael Shannon, who has appeared in all three of his previous films, it is a particularly specific homage to popularized names like Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter, particularly from their early, celebrated period of genre infused event filmmaking in the early 1980s. But this highly uneven and distressingly cold narrative never manages to finds its stride, complete with a cast of anemic characters who never come to life behind the notable visage of well-known actors.

Roy Tomlin (Shannon) has abducted his biological son Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) from the religious cult he grew up in. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Contest: Win The Curse / Curse II: The Bite Double Feature on Blu-ray

20 February 2016 11:15 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of Scream Factory’s February 23rd home media release of The Curse and Curse II: The Bite double feature, we’ve been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Curse and Curse II: The Bite double feature.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Curse / Curse II: The Bite Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on February 26th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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The Curse

Life on the family dairy farm is difficult for young Zach Hayes (Wil Wheaton, Stand by Me): hard work, long hours and the normal family squabbles. »

- Derek Anderson

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The Curse / Curse II: The Bite Double Feature Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

19 February 2016 7:14 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Take a double shot of '80s horror with The Curse and Curse II: The Bite on Blu-ray from Scream Factory on February 23rd. Below, we have a Blu-ray clip and official trailer for The Curse as well as a Blu-ray clip from Curse II: The Bite.

Press Release: On February 23rd, get ready for a double dose of ‘80s horror with the release of The Curse and Curse II from Scream Factory! Available on Blu-ray for the first time, fans can pre-order their copies of this double feature by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

The Curse  

Life on the family dairy farm is difficult for young Zach Hayes (Wil Wheaton, Stand by Me): hard work, long hours and the normal family squabbles. But after an ice-blue meteor plunges through the midnight sky and lands on their property, it gets worse. Zach and the local doctor discover that something inside the »

- Tamika Jones

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Why Drew Barrymore Doesn't Think She's ''Hot Right Now''

4 February 2016 7:57 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Drew Barrymore may be on fire in our eyes—quite literally, actually—as we gaze upon her cover story in the March 2016 issue of Harper's Bazaar, but the mother-of-two says she doesn't think she's all that hot right now. Playing off one of her very first films, 1984's Firestarter, the actress opens up to the publication about what it means to be "hot in Hollywood," and why it's okay that she's just not there at the moment. "Hot is a state of mind. It's an energy," she explains. "You're hot when you're motivated. It means you want it and you're going after it." She explains further, "Hot isn't about being on the A-list of having »

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The Curse / Curse II: The Bite Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

28 January 2016 7:18 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last November, Scream Factory announced that The Curse and Curse II: The Bite would be released as a double feature on Blu-ray on February 23rd. Now in 2016, the Blu-ray is available to pre-order on Shout Factory's website.

Press Release: On February 23rd, get ready for a double dose of ‘80s horror with the release of The Curse and Curse II from Scream Factory! Available on Blu-ray for the first time, fans can pre-order their copies of this double feature by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

The Curse  

Life on the family dairy farm is difficult for young Zach Hayes (Wil Wheaton, Stand by Me): hard work, long hours and the normal family squabbles. But after an ice-blue meteor plunges through the midnight sky and lands on their property, it gets worse. Zach and the local doctor discover that something inside the meteor is infecting the local water on their farm. Fruits, »

- Tamika Jones

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Our Top 25 Most Anticipated Studio Films: Villeneuve’s Story of Your Life Leads Class of 2016

4 January 2016 12:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Auteurs working within the confines of the studio system tend to disappoint, though we try to keep hope alive by anticipating the best for talented directors braving compromised visions. 2015 wasn’t without its fair share of standout studio fare, particularly with George Miller’s comeback for Mad Max: Fury Road, Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, Inarritu’s The Revenant, and J.J. Abram’s revitalization of Star Wars. Of course, there were just as many disappointments, including David Gordon Green’s Our Brand is Crisis and the Wachowski Siblings’ rather derivative Jupiter Ascending. While a couple items from our top 25 studio list last year were held over, we’ve noted a bright clutch of hopeful auteur items to look forward to in 2016. You’ll notice a common theme among our top items, including supernatural or extraterrestrial elements.

25. The Accountant – Gavin O’Connor

24. The Nice GuysShane Black

23. The Disaster Artist »

- Nicholas Bell

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