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The Good Lie features heart-rendering and powerful performances led by; Oscar® winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line, Wild) as strong and independent employment counsellor, Carrie; Corey Stoll (House Of Cards, Non-Stop) as Carrie’s boss and ex-husband, Jack; Arnold Oceng (My Brother The Devil, Adulthood) as ‘The Chief’ orphan, Mamere; Ger Duany (I Heart Huckabees, Isn’t It Delicious) as his orphan brother, Jeremiah; Emmanuel Jal (Africa United, War Child) as his other orphan brother, Paul; Sarah Baker (Tammy, The Campaign) as Carrie’s acquaintance and volunteer, Pamela; and introducing Kuoth Wiel as Abital, the orphan sister of “The Lost Boys”.
They were known simply as “The Lost Boys”. Orphaned during the Sudanese Civil War, a group of young refugees are given »
- Laura Holmes
Every month, Netflix retires a handful of movies and shows. This month, a ton of great titles are disappearing, including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Star Trek Into Darkness, and High Fidelity. Basically, you don't have as much time as you thought to catch up on The It Crowd or The Slap. Don't make the mistake of waiting until If I Stay is gone! Check out the full list of titles below - before it's too late! Expiring Sept. 1 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Doomsday Preppers, seasons one through three Ink Master, season two Jackie Brown Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Mortal Kombat: The Movie Patch Adams Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Rules of Engagement School of Rock She's the One Sleepless in Seattle The It Crowd, seasons one through four The Lost Boys Total Recall W. Expiring Sept. 2 Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This Expiring Sept. »
Also going bye-bye, TV series including "Coach," "Undeclared," and Britcom "The It Crowd."
Leaving September 1
"Bratz: Rock Angelz" (2005)
"Care Bears: Big Wish Movie" (2005)
"Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot" (2004)
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2000)
"Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!" (2009)
"Doomsday Preppers": Season 1-3
"Electrick Children" (2012)
"FernGully: The Last Rainforest" (1992)
"Ink Master": Season 2
"Jackie Brown" (1997)
"Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998)
"Mortal Kombat: The Movie" (1995)
"Patch Adams" (1998)
"Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" (2006)
"Rugrats in Paris: The Movie" (2000)
"Rules of Engagement" (2000)
"Sarah's Choice" (2009)
"School of Rock" (2003)
"She's the One" (1996)
"Sleepless in Seattle" (1993)
"The It Crowd": Series 1-4
"The Lost Boys" (1987)
"Total Recall" (1990)
Leaving September 2
- Sharon Knolle
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
65 years after a spate of murders in a small town the killings start up again, but how could it be the same killer?
This trend of delving back into our beloved horror movies and totally screwing with the mythology is a strange one, especially as there seems to be no such thing as a straight sequel any more. The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a title that should be familiar to most genre fans as it has a fairly solid reputation as a proto-slasher/crime thriller that pre-dates Halloween by two years and presents a masked killer stalking and killing the innocent inhabitants of a small American town. This sequel/reboot with the same name is a curious beast in that it »
- Gary Collinson
Wes Craven’s best films are all driven by ideas, whether it’s a boogeyman who can kill you in your sleep or that same fictional boogeyman gaining real-world power from our collective fear. When those ideas combined with politics or social issues, the results were Craven’s rare “message” movies — raw nerves transformed into horror films as a way for the filmmaker to express his outrage. 1991’s The People Under the Stairs is Craven’s first real “message” movie since the one-two punch of The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes. It’s also one of his most underrated.
Less a horror film than it is a pitch black comedy, The People Under the Stairs is Wes Craven’s most overtly political film. There’s nothing apologetic about it and, like Joe Dante would later do in Homecoming, Craven has something he wants to say »
- Patrick Bromley
“Where’s your spirit of adventure?” asks Drax, the film's villain, before setting off in search of the final skull of Touganda. This sums up The Phantom nicely. It might not work, but they went on an adventure and tried something interesting and different. Cinema would be richer with a greater sense of adventure. That said, the spirit of the film being expressed by the villain does serve as an example of what a muddle the team behind The Phantom movie got themselves into.
The 1996 film The Phantom is a bit of an oddity. It gets a lot of stuff really wrong, yet there are other areas where it comes up with a really interesting approach to the challenge of making a comic adaptation. It »
Referee the ultimate showdown between gunslinger and lycanthrope when acclaimed western-horror Blood Moon hits DVD and Digital September 1 from Uncork’d Entertainment.
The old west howls when a town is overtaken by skinwalkers. Knowing they’ve got to combine forces if they want to survive the night, the passengers of a stagecoach unite with a heroic gunslinger and a couple of outlaws to battle the beastly enemy under the blood moon. Only the second ever western to be filmed in the UK, the award-winning film stars The Woman in Black’s Shaun Dooley, George Blagden (TVs Vikings), Anna Skellern (The Descent II) and Corey Johnson (Captain Phillips). Jeremy Wooding directs from an Alan Wightman script.
We caught up with director Jeremy Wooding to talk his film’s unique mesh of horror and wild west thrills, favorite horror movies and the potential of a sequel.
Okay, tough questions first : Favorite horror movie? »
- Jerry Smith
The Zappa Family Trust has given its approval to a new documentary about the original Mother of Invention, Frank Zappa. The film is in the early stages of development and will likely come out in 2017, according to Variety.
Director Alex Winter, whose early acting roles in the Bill and Ted movies and The Lost Boys have given way to directing tech-based documentaries (Deep Web, Downloaded), will helm the film based on his own script. "There has yet to be a definitive, authorized documentary on the extraordinary life and work of Frank Zappa, »
The Zappa Family Trust has given its backing to the untitled project.
“There has yet to be a definitive, authorized documentary on the extraordinary life and work of Frank Zappa,” Winter said. “I am beyond thrilled to be embarking on this journey. Our tale will be told primarily in Frank’s own words; he will be our guide through this journey.”
Winter expects the doc to be finished in time for release in 2017.
Zappa was a self-taught composer, arranger and producer who sought to push the boundaries of music. He released more than 65 albums and »
- Dave McNary
Written by Tom Wood
What, who, why or even how did your fascination with Horror begin? I will give you a minute to think whilst I set the scene. The other day, I was driving my car to work; A journey that has been done a thousand times before and as a result, it has become so tedious; so pathetically boring; I could probably do it with my eyes closed and without thinking (not that I will of course, that would just be plain dangerous on so many levels); But my point is, whilst I was driving, a question, not just any old question, but that question popped and buried itself deep into the back of my head. A simple question of What made me interested in Horror? Had evolved and mutated like a diseased zombie into further questioning and so forth, that in the end, a whole »
An official selection in Los Angeles Film Festival’s Nightfall selection, catacombs horror The Confines has been acquired for release from IFC Midnight. Starring Louisa Krause and Jason Patric (The Lost Boys), The Confines is “set in a vast vacant residential complex amidst a recession, the shops and rooms have all been abandoned and the underbelly of the…
The post IFC Takes Catacombs Horror, The Confines appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
In The Confines, co-writer and director Eytan Rockaway takes viewers into the most unsettling parts of their imaginations with his intense psychological thriller that co-stars Louise Krause (Ava’s Possessions) and Jason Patric (The Lost Boys, Narc). Rather than give us another standard spookfest, Rockaway uses his story as a metaphor for something bigger, and the result is an effectively creepy tale that utilizes its tenebrous atmosphere and brilliant cast to its fullest.
The Confines follows Streak (Krause), a troubled woman trying to turn her life around in an attempt to keep custody of her daughter. She takes on a nighttime security position at an abandoned building where she is tasked with keeping things running smoothly alongside her new co-worker, Cooper (Patric). Things start off well enough, but as you may have suspected, there’s more than meets the eye at Streak’s new job once she discovers there may »
- Heather Wixson
Over the weekend, first-time feature filmmaker Eytan Rockaway celebrated the premiere of his supernaturally-infused psychological thriller, The Confines, at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. Co-starring Louisa Krause (who recently appeared in the SXSW selection Ava’s Possessions) and Jason Patric (The Lost Boys, Narc), the film follows a young woman who takes on an overnight security job in an attempt at some normalcy in her life; unfortunately, the building she’s overseeing has a sinister past and soon she’s struggling to figure out what’s real and what’s just a figment of her fractured imagination.
During the Fest, Daily Dead had the chance to sit down and speak with Rockaway about what inspired the film, working with both Krause and Patric on The Confines, and his experiences helming a feature for the first time ever.
I really enjoyed how the story of The Confines all plays out by »
- Heather Wixson
“Jack, Maggie, all you have to do is think one happy thought, and you’ll fly like me!”
Hook screens midnights this weekend (June 19th and 20th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series.There will also be a 10am screening Saturday the 20th.
Hook is a spin-off of the classic tale of Peter Pan. Do you ever wonder what life would have been like for Peter Pan if he had grown up? If he had kids, a wife, and a career as a lawyer? It happens here in Steven Spielberg’s 1991 tale of the boy who never wanted to grow up. Did you know that Michael Jackson originally wanted to play the role of Peter? Pretty creepy, huh? But fortunately Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman were cast and they are great together. Peter is a grown-up who just can’t seem »
- Tom Stockman
The Goonies celebrates its 30th birthday today, and even after all these years we still adore this '80s classic.
Rumours have been swirling for some time about a Goonies 2 (make it happen, Hollywood!) with all the original cast returning, so with this in mind we take a trip down memory lane to find out what the stars of the cult classic are doing now.
Sean Astin played the slightly dorky yet bright, braces-clad Mikey - who attempts to leads his fellow adventurers to One-Eyed Willy's hidden fortune upon his discovery of an old treasure map.
The 44-year-old actor has continued to enjoy movie success with his role as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Hadley Freeman's latest book has harnessed her love of 80s movies, and gone into detail about just why they work so well. Entitled Life Moves Pretty Fast, you won't be surprised to hear that Ferris Bueller's Day Off features in there. But then so does Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, Ghostbusters, Back To The Future and Eddie Murphy.
So what makes 80s movies so special? That seemed a logical place to start, as we caught up with Hadley for a chat...
Can I start by throwing a paraphrased movie quote at you? That line in The Truman Show about accepting the reality with which we're presented? At what point did you come to accept and realise that the movies of the 80s were so special to you? As you grew up with them, »
From anime to pitch-black thrillers, here's our pick of the underappreciated movies of 1987...
Sometimes, the challenge with these lists isn't just what to put in, but what to leave out. We loved Princess Bride, but with a decent showing at the box office and a huge cult following, isn't it a bit too popular to be described as underappreciated? Likewise Joe Dante's Innerspace, a fabulously geeky, comic reworking of the 60s sci-fi flick, Fantastic Voyage.
What we've gone for instead is a mix of genre fare, dramas and animated films that may have garnered a cult following since, but didn't do well either critically or financially at the time of release. Some of the movies on our list just about made their money back, but none made anything close to the sort of returns enjoyed by the likes of 1987's biggest films - Three Men And A Baby, Fatal Attraction »
The previous episode of NCIS was a heavy one, to be sure. The team investigated the death of a Navy Ensign, Janine Wilt, who was a Cyber Warfare Engineer. Wilt was murdered after she blocked a chat room to protect a high school student, Layna Korkmaz, on the basketball team that she coached. Korkmaz was invited to join a chat room recruiting teens to find "their calling" and spewing messages of hate. The team located one of these students, Brad Simek, on a public bus with a homemade bomb. Gibbs had almost talked him off the bus when the teen ran toward the back of the bus and it exploded.
We will see the fall-out from this awful event in this episode of NCIS, "The Lost Boys," as the team looks into an international effort by terrorists to recruit children through chat rooms and the Internet. What a scary, and timely, »
Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "NCIS" episode 23 of season 12. The episode is entitled, "The Lost Boys," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting stuff take place as the NCIS team attempts to track down an international terrorist group that's been purchasing S-bombs, and more. In the new, 23rd episode press release: The NCIS Cyber Case Continues After The Team Uncovers A Group That's Recruiting Children To Carry Out Acts Of Terrorism On A Global Scale. Press release number 2: The NCIS cyber case is going to turn into a united global effort after evidence confirms "The Calling," an international terrorist group that recruits children through the internet, has been purchasing S-bombs off the black market. Matt Jones will return as NCIS Special Agent ,Ned Dorneget. The episode was written by Gina Lucita Monreal, and it was directed by James Whitmore, »
- Andre Braddox
Emily Wickersham opens our interview with a playful, clandestine whisper: “Jake and Gibbs are having a secret relationship.”
Jake (played by guest star Jamie Bamber), of course, is the husband of Wickersham’s NCIS character, probationary Special Agent Ellie Bishop. Gibbs, her boss. And Wickersham is teasing the “light runner,” as they say, in this Tuesday’s episode (CBS, 8/7c), which launches a three-part season-ending salvo.
Regarding the aforementioned bromance of sorts, which comes to light this week, the actress says, “I don’t know if Ellie knows the extent of it, »
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