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Jessica Rothe Comments on Potential Happy Death Day Sequel

On Friday the 13th in 2017, we may not have gotten a new Jason Voorhees film, but many moviegoers were pleased with another new horror film released that October: Happy Death Day. The overall positive reception for the Groundhog Day-esque slasher may have some horror fans wondering if a sequel could be in the works, and while no follow-up film has officially been announced, in a recent interview lead actress Jessica Rothe shared some intriguing details and hopes for a potential sequel.

In an interview with Collider, Rothe, who in Happy Death Day plays college student Tree Gelbman, a character who relives her death on her birthday over and over again, spoke enthusiastically about director Christopher Landon's idea for a sequel to the horror comedy, saying that this time around, the story would have a Back to the Future vibe that would take place immediately after the first film:
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Lea Thompson’s Feature Directorial Debut “Year of Spectacular Men” Acquired by MarVista

“The Year of Spectacular Men”

Back to the Future’s” Lea Thompson has made her way to the director’s chair. Her directorial debut, “The Year of Spectacular Men,” premiered at last year’s La Film Fest. According to Variety, it has now been picked up by MarVista Entertainment for a June theatrical release.

The film follows college graduate Izzy (Madelyn Deutch) as she navigates dating, family, and adulthood. As she sees her sister and mother battle their own respective relationship issues, she turns to them whilst learning the importance of honesty and vulnerability.

The Year of Spectacular Men” is, interestingly enough, a project led by a spectacular family. Thompson acts alongside her daughters, Zoey Deutch (“Before I Fall”) and Madelyn Deutch; Madelyn Deutch wrote and scored the film; and Thompson’s husband, Howard Deutch, and Zoey Deutch are among the film’s various producers.

MarVista CEO Fernando Szew emphasized that,
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10 Back to the Future Facts You Never Knew

10 Back to the Future Facts You Never Knew
1.21 Gigawatts! Run for it, Marty! It's one of the most quotable movies from the 1980s, filled with comedy, action, history, rock n' roll, and science. He's trapped in 1955 and he needs to get back to 1985, the year of Huey Lewis and the News and Pepsi Free. And only Doctor Emmett Brown can help him get Back... to the Future! Here we look at 10 things you never knew about Back to The Future.

The Original Marty McFly.

It's arguably the best-known part of the Back to the Future lore. Director Robert Zemeckis wanted Michael J. Fox to play the lead, but the young actor was simply too tied up with the hit sitcom Family Ties. So the acclaimed star of the movie Mask, Eric Stoltz, was cast as Marty McFly instead. What's lesser known is exactly how much of the movie was shot with Stoltz, who learned to skateboard and play guitar for the part.
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Affleck Passed on Directing The Flash Movie Flashpoint?

Warner Bros. is really trying to get the Dceu on the right track after the disappointment of Justice League. Part of that is finally getting their solo Flash movie going, which is going to adapt the Flashpoint storyline from the comics. The studio has finally locked down directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein for the gig, but it sounds like they wanted a bigger name for Flashpoint. Reportedly, they wanted Ben Affleck to direct it.

The news comes from The Tracking Board's Jeff Sneider. According to him, Warner Bros. was "courting" Ben Affleck to direct the Flashpoint movie behind-the-scenes. He is said to have been offered the movie, but he ultimately passed on it, which led to them having to look elsewhere. Here's what Sneider had to say about it in a recent post to his personal Twitter account.

"Warner Bros. had been courting none other than Ben Affleck to direct The Flash,
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Competition: Win horror ‘Cold Moon’ on DVD

To celebrate the release of Cold Moon – available on DVD & Digital 22nd Jan. 2018 – we are giving away a copy on DVD.

Based on the novel Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell, writer of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Cold Moon is an eerie tale of murder, manipulation and vengeance from beyond the grave. Featuring a strong central performance from Josh Stewart (The Collector, The Collection) and a terrifying turn by Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future 1-3, The Addams Family, I Am Not a Serial Killer) this is the perfect film to give you chills on a winter’s night.

“A deadly serious piece of Southern gothic” Sight & Sound

Order today: po.st/ColdMoonDVD

To win Cold Moon on DVD, just answer the following question:

Cold Moon is based on the novel Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell but which of the following did McDowell also write?
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Joe R. Lansdale and Idw Team Up for Bubba Ho-tep And The Cosmic Blood-suckers Comic Book Series

He introduced readers to Hap and Leonard and took us to the drive-in, but thanks to the film adaptation of his 1994 novella, writer Joe R. Lansdale is known by many for resurrecting Elvis, who recently returned in a Bubba Ho-Tep prequel novella by Lansdale. Now, the legendary author is teaming up with Idw Publishing to bring The King back to life in Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers, a new comic book series adaptation premiering this March:

Press Release: San Diego, CA – Hail to the King, baby! Prior to the events of the original Bubba Ho-Tep cult story, Elvis was enlisted by President Nixon to defeat an alien threat unlike anything he’s faced before. Idw and award-winning writer Joe R. Lansdale present Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers!

“Bubba Ho-Tep was an accidental story that turned out to be my first film adaptation, and it's still going strong in story and film,
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Sam Rockwell Leads ‘SNL’ Into The New Year With a Great Episode

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Sam Rockwell Leads ‘SNL’ Into The New Year With a Great Episode
Saturday Night Live’ is back for 2018, and after a few much-needed weeks off, it looks like it’s got a renewed sense of focus. Though that could just be the Sam Rockwell talking.

Host: Sam Rockwell

Well, Sam Rockwell finally gave us something in his opening monologue that we were all deprived in his Golden Globe win: dancing. (Luckily, the Golden Globes win gave us his acknowledgment of how much he loves Leslie Bibb, so he didn’t need to try to sneak that in here. Though, it’s still not okay he didn’t dance at the Golden Globes.) The singing didn’t really need to happen — at all — but at least it all led to ninja fighting, old Hollywood “SNL” ladies, and Colin Jost getting “kicked” through a door. Oh, and the Rockwell splits. This number just couldn’t have ended without that old classic.

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Giveaway – Win Cold Moon on DVD

To celebrate the release of Cold Moon – available on DVD & Digital 22nd Jan. 2018 – we are giving away a copy on DVD.

Based on the novel Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell, writer of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Cold Moon is an eerie tale of murder, manipulation and vengeance from beyond the grave. Featuring a strong central performance from Josh Stewart (The Collector, The Collection) and a terrifying turn by Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future 1-3, The Addams Family, I Am Not a Serial Killer) this is the perfect film to give you chills on a winter’s night.

“A deadly serious piece of Southern gothic” Sight & Sound

Order today via Amazon.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, January 28th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

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This competition is promoted by Fetch Publicity. By entering you agree to the terms and conditions,
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Here's Your Last Chance to Get a Drew Struzan Back To The Future Print

Legendary artist Drew Struzan's Back to the Future movie poster is one of the most indelible poster images ever: a perfect distillation of Robert Zemeckis's time travel classic and a terrific encapsulation of the wonder and awe contained in that film. If you've ever wanted a 24'' x 26'' screen print version of that poster, now's your last chance to get one!

The awesome folks at L.A.'s Hero Complex Gallery worked with scans of the original painting to make sure that these prints meet the high standards of both the gallery and Struzan himself, who oversaw the decision-making process and approved the color palette before printing.

From now until 11:59pm Pst on Monday, January 15, you can purchase either the traditional one-sheet print (complete with title, text, and credit block) or the "art print version," which is textless and allows you to focus more fully on
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Michael J Fox to Guest Star on 5 Episodes of ABC’s ‘Designated Survivor’

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Michael J Fox to Guest Star on 5 Episodes of ABC’s ‘Designated Survivor’
Great Scott! Michael J. Fox is set to guest star on five episodes of ABC’s “Designated Survivor.” The “Back to the Future” alum will play Ethan West, a high-flying and connected Washington attorney who is hired by the President’s Cabinet and ultimately appointed as special prosecutor to investigate former President Cornelius Moss’s alleged leak of classified information, per the network. West is a hyper-competitive, wily, relentless lawyer who plays his cards close to the vest and whose only allegiance is to his mandate — a single-mindedness that makes him an unpredictable and formidable adversary for President Tom Kirkman, played by Kiefer Sutherland. Also...
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Saturn Girl Suits Up In Supergirl Midseason Premiere Images

Even with an extended hiatus looming, it sure does look like Supergirl will squeeze in a fair amount of memorable moments within the four episodes set to air over the next few weeks. For starters, the Legion of Super-Heroes will be making their presence known in the midseason premiere itself.

So far, the network has been slowly pulling back the curtain on each individual member of one of DC’s oldest and most beloved super teams. Just last week, for instance, we got our first look at Brainiac 5 and, yesterday, we finally saw Mon-El donning some heroic threads.

Normally, the Arrowverse costuming department does a pretty fine job, but the online reaction to how the Legion is thus far appearing has been met with some consternation. While Smallville‘s iteration of the team was a bit more casual in appearance, they were recognizable as those characters. Supergirl‘s take,
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The troubled production of The Jewel Of The Nile

Simon Brew Jan 8, 2018

When Romancing The Stone hit big, Fox wanted a sequel: quickly. And that, in turn, caused a few problems...

The recent addition of Robert Zemeckis’ Romancing The Stone to Netflix – starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner – stirred up a sizeable amount of love and nostalgia for the 1984 caper. In it, Douglas and Turner take on their own Indiana Jones-esque adventure, with crucially a couple at the heart of it that you could really root for.

But whereas Romancing The Stone tends to be very well loved, there’s a lot less affection for its rushed-out sequel, The Jewel Of The Nile. In fact, if anything, the film is best known for the song that Billy Ocean sings over the end credits, When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (itself based on a line of dialogue that’s spouted a couple of times in the
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This Battle Of The Geeks Short Film is a Fantastic Homage to Geek Culture

Do you remember playing with your friends and pretending to be characters from your favorite shows and movies? I remember when Super Smash Bros Melee was on its way out and the rumors were flying about what new characters would join as playable characters like Sonic, Mega Man, the Polygon Team, and more, my friends and I would pretend to be these characters during recess and “fight.” Battle of the Geeks is a fantastic video from Iconoclast Brazil in the same vein as that. Two geeks fight using weapons and powers from some of the most popular geek culture franchises.

I know I can’t name them all, but here’s a start of the list: Star Wars, Star Trek, Street Fighter, Spider-Man, Dragon Ball, Game of Thrones, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, The Matrix, Stranger Things, kung fu movies, Naruto, Back to the Future, Ant-Man, and Magic the Gathering. This
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Did You Know the “Back To the Future” Script was Rejected 40 Times?

Did you happen to know that the script for Back to the Future was rejected around 40 times? In the film business it’s pretty normal to have a script rejected, altered, and otherwise ripped apart simply because someone didn’t like it. But the reason for being rejected by Disney was that it apparently had a rather incestuous moment in it, and of course Disney couldn’t have that as part of its wholesome image. The moment I’m referring to of course is the briefest moment in which Marty’s mother, her past self, kisses him while in the car. Of course you

Did You Know the “Back To the Future” Script was Rejected 40 Times?
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Horror Highlights: Like Me, New Nitehawk Shorts Festival Streaming Partnership, Screambox’s “New Year, New Fear,” Back To The Future Screen Prints, Cannibal Farm

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As we head towards a new year, we still have plenty to celebrate in the horror and sci-fi genres in 2017, including a new trailer and release details for Like Me, which tops today's Horror Highlights. We also have details on Nitehawk Shorts Festival's streaming partnership with Sundance Now and Shudder, information on Screambox's "New Year, New Fear" titles, Hero Complex Gallery's Back to the Future screen prints, and a trailer for Cannibal Farm.

Like Me Trailer & Release Details: Kino Lorber will release Like Me in theaters on January 26th, followed by a VOD release in February. Written and directed by Robert Mockler, the film stars Addison Timlin, Ian Nelson, Larry Fessenden, and Jeremy Gardner. In case you missed it, read our own Heather Wixson's SXSW review of the film here.

Synopsis: "A reckless loner (Addison Timlin, Fallen, Little Sister) sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media.
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Why is everybody hating on Ready Player One?

Anghus Houvouras on Ready Player One…

Ready Player One. Ernest Cline’s huge hit of a novel came out in 2011 and was embraced by the geek community like few other novels in the 21st century. It was a highly coveted book even before it’s release when publishers engaged in a bidding war for the rights. It was an immediate best-seller and the movie rights were quickly acquired with Spielberg attached to direct. There was a brief period where the book, referred to as ‘The Pop Culture Bible’ felt like it had achieved a special place in geek culture.

The recent trailer for the cinematic adaptation has stirred the social media pot and there are a lot of less-than-stellar opinions about Cline’s novel and the prospects of the finished film. Like anything hugely popular, there will be strong opinions on both sides. I’ve spent some time thinking about the novel,
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Preview of Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #1

Find out what happens to Doc, Clara, and the whole family after the end of the third Back to the Future movie this week with the release of Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #1 from Idw Publishing; check out a preview of the issue here…

It’s 1893 and at last, Doc Brown fulfills his promise to Clara as he’s completed the project he’s been working on: the Time Train! But where in time and space will the Brown family go on their inaugural trip? And what could possibly go wrong if and when they get there? Lots! Join Gale, Barber, and Megan Levens as they kick off the newest Back to the Future series!

Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #1 is set for release on Wednesday, December 27th, priced $3.99.

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It Came From The Tube: And All Through The House (1989)

Happy Horrordays, Boils and Ghouls! ‘Tis the season to be…murdered, perhaps? Okay, I’ll stop with The Cryptkeeper puns because: A) I’m terrible at them, and B) see A. But it is the season when we focus on blood dripping from the tinsel-laden tree, and there are more than enough solid to great Xmas goodies to help cope with a visit from that racist aunt who’s pleasantly surprised Idris Elba speaks so eloquently. (Don’t pretend you don’t have one.) Mining the Vault of Horror comics, HBO’s Tales from the Crypt delivered their holiday cheer in Season One’s second episode, And All Through the House. If you’re looking to get the kiddies into horror but they still have an affinity for Old Saint Nick, this is not the place to start.

Originally broadcast on Saturday, June 10th, And All’s programming is certainly
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Superhero Bits: Gotham City Sirens Update, Spider-Man Possibly Appearing in Venom & More

Superhero Bits: Gotham City Sirens Update, Spider-Man Possibly Appearing in Venom & More
Which This Is Us star has joined the cast of Shazam? When does Lego DC Super Heroes: The Flash get released? Will Avengers 4 be a riff on the story from Back to the Future? Is there a chance Spider-Man will make an appearance in the Venom movie? Is Gotham City Sirens still in development? […]

The post Superhero Bits: Gotham City Sirens Update, Spider-Man Possibly Appearing in Venom & More appeared first on /Film.
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Inside Hollywood’s Craziest Year: Shrinking Box Office, Netflix Rising, and a Harassment Reckoning

It’s safe to say that 2017 will go down as one of the craziest years in Hollywood history. Just take a gander at the past 12 months: Moguls and movie stars engulfed in an ever-widening sexual harassment scandal, the likely end of the hegemony of the big six studios, the worst summer box office results in decades, and a widespread loss of confidence by Wall Street in the future of the theatrical distribution business.

Forgive the entertainment industry if there’s a whiff of end times emanating from Los Angeles, and it’s not just because the hills around the city were recently ablaze. Look beyond the plumes of smoke from the wildfires, and there’s a widespread fear that the old order is breaking apart and something new and, frankly, scarier is emerging in its place.

“It’s not a sea change, it’s a tsunami,” said Jeff Bock, an analyst with Exhibitor Relations. “The tide has
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