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We’ve got a special treat today for fans of the legendary Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling) as ComingSoon.net has just debuted not only the new poster for Dante’s upcoming horror comedy Burying the Ex, but 17 new stills as well! Check them all out in the gallery viewer below. The film, starring Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night), Ashley Greene (The…
Emaji Entertainment is stepping into the world of werewolves with a reboot of Joe Dante's The Howling and embarking into the realm of the wickedly weird with a reimagining of 1998's StrangeLand, which starred Dee Snider (who also penned the screenplay) as Captain Howdy. The StrangeLand reboot is tentatively titled StrangeLand: Disciple, and Snider looks to be involved with the project.
Press Release -- "Irvine, CA, April 14, 2015 -- Emaji, Inc. (Otc Pink: Emji) announced today that its entertainment division, Emaji Entertainment, has acquired the rights to reboot “The Howling”, the 1981 horror classic that to date has seen eight films released that have been based in part of the three novels written by Gary Brander. This is the first film production for the recently formed Emaji Entertainment, which is a division of Emaji, Inc. Emaji Entertainment plans to produce “The Howling” as the first in a series of films »
- Derek Anderson
New posters featuring the main three characters from the psychological horror film, Sun Choke (which recently made its world premiere at the Stanley Film Festival), are featured in our latest round-up. We also have release details and cover art for One Way Static Records' upcoming vinyl soundtrack release for Mark of the Devil and its sequel, as well as a new poster for the upcoming prison-set thriller, Vendetta, which is directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska (See No Evil 2, American Mary).
Synopsis: "Janie’s just trying to get well. As she recovers from a violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker. She begins »
- Derek Anderson
One of the zombie apocalypse's most durable survivors, an elite galactic hunter, a well-meaning Mogwai, a ghost with a sense of humor, two vastly different characters from Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas, and more are included in Hallmark's recently unveiled lineup of 2015 holiday ornaments:
Daryl Dixon ornament ($17.95, available October 3rd): "In a post-apocalyptic world, tracker and adept survivalist Daryl Dixon stands tall at the heart of a ragtag group of survivors. Holding his crossbow, Daryl may give off a lone-wolf vibe, but his actions prove otherwise. Time and again, he risks his own life to protect those around him, making himself a valued group leader and a popular character with fans of AMC's The Walking Dead."
Predator ornament ($17.95, available October 3rd): "This is the face of the extraterrestrial warrior that became one of the most iconic aliens in sci-fi film history. Now, this Predator can be yours, »
- Derek Anderson
No two horror fans are alike, and our differing tastes is a large part of why horror remains such a successful genre. Fear is universal, but what exactly inspires that fear varies from person to person. Over on Halloween Love, journalist John Squires tagged me in a “10 Random Horror Questions” survey that’s been circulating on YouTube. Getting to know a writer can help you determine who’s opinion you most align with when looking for film recommendations. I challenge the rest of the Icons crew to do the same.
1. What was the first horror movie you remember watching?
My mother has always loved horror movies. My dad was the type of person that loved to scare other people, but hated being scared. This meant that my mom would often watch horror alone, until they had me. Thinking that I would just be too young to remember, my mom would »
- BJ Colangelo
Joe Dante has to be one of our favourite underrated directors. The man brought Gremlins to the big screen as well as its sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch, a film I watched far too much as a young child. He’s also responsible for The Howling, The ‘Burbs, Innerspace and the cult television classic Eerie Indiana.
His last big screen outing was the ridiculously creepy kids film The Hole. Don’t confuse it with the Thora Birch, Keira Knightley teen thriller, Dante’s film saw a trio of kids unearth a mysterious hole in their new house. The hole had the ability to read people’s darkest fears and has some truly terrifying scenes. Seriously I don’t know how kids made it through that film!
Now just over five years later Dante is back with a deliciously dark romantic zombie comedy. The film stars Anton Yelchin as Max, »
- Kat Smith
As it wasn't yet after midnight, Chris Columbus was allowed out of his cage to roam freely around CinemaCon last week, where he spoke to HitFix about the status of that planned Gremlins reboot. As Columbus reports, it's "in good shape," with a script he promises will be inspired by J.J. Abrams — in a good way. "I learned something from J.J. Abrams," he said. "You have to connect the audience emotionally to the past. Seeing Leonard Nimoy in that movie, and seeing Harrison Ford and Chewbacca at the end of the [Star Wars] trailer ... we're going to apply that to Gremlins. We're not going to forget about the past." Zach Galligan is currently standing by his phone, trembling with anticipation. »
- Nate Jones
Ah, 1989. The year the Berlin Wall came down and Yugoslavia won the Eurovision Song Contest. It was also a big year for film, with Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade topping the box office and Batman dominating the summer with its inescapable marketing blitz.
Outside the top 10 highest-grossing list, which included Back To The Future II, Dead Poets Society and Honey I Shrunk The Kids, 1989 also included a plethora of less commonly-appreciated films. Some were big in their native countries but only received a limited release in the Us and UK. Others were poorly received but have since been reassessed as cult items.
From comedies to thrillers, here's our pick of 25 underappreciated films from the end of the 80s...
25. An Innocent Man
Disney, through its Touchstone banner, had high hopes for this thriller, »
Community plays dress-up again this week, to middling results. Here's our review of Intro To Recycled Cinema...
This review contains spoilers.
6.8 Intro To Recycled Cinema
“We keep filming crap and eventually Annie will reach down her shirt for a laser bomb.”
We're sure that there's something in this episode of Community that wishes it was Chris Pratt. Popular, attractive and seemingly well-maintained as he is, the Parks & Rec regular turned movie star comes in for a whole lot of affectionate flak in an episode that's not exactly the leanest or sharpest marquee leader of the season.
In a sixth season that's been rather more grounded than the high concept super-dystopic romps of yesteryear, Intro To Recycled Cinema is the first episode since the premiere that's found an excuse to dress up the cast and throw them into a role-playing situation.
Following on from his acclaimed stage performance as Mr. Miyagi a few weeks back, »
Chris Columbus may be more known now for his directing work, on the likes of Home Alone, Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and Mrs Doubtfire, but it was his writing that very much put him on the map in the 1980s. He penned Gremlins in 1984, and The Goonies in 1985, and he's thus involved in the planned reboot of the former, and The Goonies 2 as well.
Las Vegas - When you're in a room with writer, director and producer Chris Columbus, it's almost impossible not to ask about the developing reboots of two of his most beloved projects: 1984's "Gremlins" and 1985's "The Goonies." So I did! First, the good news (or bad, depending on how you look at it): "Gremlins" is most likely going to happen. "'Gremlins' is actually in good shape, we're doing 'Gremlins,'" Columbus told me while promoting "Pixels" at last week's CinemaCon. Moreover, they'll be ripping a page from J.J. Abrams' winning playbook to get fans of the original on board. "When I saw 'Star Trek,' you know, I was like 'this is the way you do it. You have to connect the audience emotionally to the past.' By seeing Leonard Nimoy in that movie," he told me. "And then so obviously a »
- Chris Eggertsen
One of the movies I’m most looking forward to this summer is an Adam Sandler film. You read that right. I said Adam Sandler. While I’ll be the first one to admit his track record has some blemishes, I don’t think Pixels is going to be one of them. In fact, I think Pixels is going to surprise everyone when it turns out to be a lot of fun. If you’re not familiar with the film, it’s helmed by Chris Columbus and revolves around a group of 80's gaming champions who are called upon to defend Earth from alien invaders who have misinterpreted our classic arcade games as a declaration of war. Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Kevin James, and Brian Cox round out the cast. As a huge fan of 80s arcade games like Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Centipede, I can »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Chris Columbus has been out and about on the promotional trail at CinemaCon in Las Vegas where he has been promoting his upcoming Adam Sandler comedy Pixels. During the convention for cinema owners which takes place every April, Columbus talked up news on the planned Gremlins movie which is about to be be reimagined for a new generation.
News has been light on the ground as late, and we’re still very much in the dark as to what the new movie’s story will revolved around, or what the new take will be. Columbus, who wrote the original movie, which was released in 1984, knows, and it seems it’s not what we first expected.
“I know what the take is, I can’t talk about it, but I was approached to do the sequel to Gremlins way back when.” Columbus said to MTV.
“That was before the power of the franchise. »
- Paul Heath
While in Las Vegas for CinemaCon 2015 last week, I got the opportunity to sit down with Chris Columbus, a screenwriter and director who had a dramatic effect on the cinema of my childhood, and yours. Lets do a list: Gremlins, Goonies, Young Sherlock Holmes, Adventures in Babysitting, Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, Stepmom, and the first […]
- Peter Sciretta
With his first film for five years, Pixels, due for release in the next few months, director Chris Columbus has started doing the press rounds to promote the CGI-action spectacular starring Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Michelle Monaghan (True Detective) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones). But while the emphasis was on his latest project, SlashFilm asked the director about one of his most famous porject, 1984’s Gremlins, and the status of the long-talked about remake/reboot.
On the new version, Columbus told the site: “I am involved. Initially I remember back in ’84-’85 when they approached me and said, do you wanna write the sequel and I said, this is before the obsession with franchises. So my feeling was no. We’ve told the story, that was that’s 1980’s thinking. And then suddenly all these years later, we were approached with »
- Scott J. Davis
Having directed both Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch, director Joe Dante deserves a great deal of the credit for making the franchise as beloved as it is to this day. Unfortunately, though, the filmmaker will not be a part of the upcoming reboot, and there's what seems to be a pretty simple reason: he doesn't possess any ownership of the property. We actually heard about a year ago that Joe Dante would not be getting involved with the new, in-development version of Gremlins, but it was while recently speaking at the Riviera Maya Film Festival that he explained the situation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director was asked if he would have any involvement with the new film, and he delivered a rather blunt and simple response: No, because I don.t own the project. It.s owned by other people Joe Dante has mentioned in the »
With "Pixels" on the way later this Summer, the film's writer/director Chris Columbus has begun doing his first press for the movie and he recently spoke about another movie he's involved in - the reboot of "Gremlins".
Columbus famously penned the first film but opted out of the sequel. So why is he returning for the reboot as a producer? He explains his decision to Slashfilm:
"I am involved. Initially I remember back in '84-'85 when they approached me and said, do you wanna write the sequel and I said, this is before the obsession with franchises. So my feeling was no. We've told the story, that was that's 1980's thinking.
And then suddenly all these years later, we were approached with an idea that really sounded like an interesting version. It's not a remake of the movie at all. It's a, it's just a reinvention of it. »
- Garth Franklin
Rather recently, writer Carl Ellsworth (The Last House on the Left, Goosebumps) was hired to tackle a new Gremlins, with words jumbled between remake/reboot/reimagining and however we presently attempt to call new versions of old favorites. Now producer Chris Columbus (who penned the original Joe Dante-directed Christmas classic) has thrown another re into the mix:…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to talk to writer/director Chris Columbus about his upcoming film Pixels. That full interview will be posted next week, but for now I wanted to feature a short excerpt from the interview. Columbus talked about why they are rebooting Gremlins, and what got him interested in returning to the […]
- Peter Sciretta
The 'Gremlins' reboot will not be a shot-for-shot reproduction of the original. The 1984 horror comedy - which features magical creatures with an appetite for destruction - was a huge hit with fans, but writer Chris Columbus has promised the much-anticipated new movie will offer something markedly different. The writer - who was also approached for the 1990 sequel, 'Gremlins 2: The New Batch' - shared: ''I know what the take is, I can't talk about it, but I was approached to do the sequel to 'Gremlins' way back when ... ''That was before the power of the franchise, the franchise ruled all. I was like, 'Nah, the first movie exists, it's great the way it is. Why spoil it with a sequel, or a bunch of sequels?' ''Well, time has passed, and I've seen what happens when sequels can actually work, and improve - certainly not improve on the original, »
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