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How much you enjoy Manhunt: Unabomber will depend almost entirely on one thing: how gripping you find watching someone else solve a puzzle.
In the first three hours of Discovery’s new anthology series (premiering Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 9/8c), there are some gruesome reenactments of Ted Kaczynski’s crimes, insurance that we never lose sight of what’s at stake. And the drama manages to wring suspense out of a bunch of G-men standing around a phone and listening, fearful of an explosion, as planes are cleared for takeoff. But mostly, it’s a whole lot of rookie profiler “Fitz »
While there are no actual details on the release yet, Toy Ark shared shots of Blitzway’s The Silence of the Lambs Hannibal Lecter doll at the ongoing San Diego Comic-Con. It’s unclear if there are two dolls or if the clothing is interchangeable but what you’ll see hard Anthony Hopkins in his prison garb as well as […] »
- Brad Miska
It’s Se7en meets Silence of the Lambs in the trailer for The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller. Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), Val Kilmer(Heat) and Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons […] »
- Brad Miska
Fans and newcomers to the hit series Westworld, from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, can watch all of Season One, as well as special features on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on November 7th. Based on the film by Michael Crichton, Westworld is a theme park set in a time during the "Wild West" where A.I., for a steep price, will carry out your wildest fantasies. Continue reading more details.
Press Release: "(July 5, 2017 – Burbank, CA) – What happens in a world free of rules, limits, and consequences? From series creators Jonathan Nolan (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight” films) and Lisa Joy (“Burn Notice,” “Pushing Daisies”), and produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Lost,” “Star Trek”) and Kilter Films, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings HBO’s most-watched new series to Blu-ray, DVD and groundbreaking 4K Ultra HD on November 7, 2017. Featuring all 10 episodes from the series’ acclaimed first season, »
- Tamika Jones
The director died in his sleep following a battle with lung cancer, according to a statement from his manager Chris Roe.
“Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of ‘The Quiet Man,’ one of his all-time favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero at his side,” the statement said. “He died peacefully in his sleep, following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, and leaves behind a loving family, many friends, and a filmmaking legacy that has endured, and will continue to endure, the test of time.”
Made in Pittsburgh on a budget of $114,000, “Night of the Living Dead” made $30 million and became a cult classic. Romero’s friends and associates in his Image Ten production company pooled their funds »
- Pat Saperstein
Director J.A. Bayona and producer Frank Marshall have taken to Twitter to announce that principal photography on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the upcoming sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World, has concluded.
Bayona celebrated the end of the shoot by posting a gif of star Chris Pratt in full costume as Velociraptor trainer/expert Owen Grady, doing goofy hip exercises on the set of Jurassic World; Marshall brought fans behind-the-scenes with his post. Check out both down below…
This is a wrap for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom! What a journey! Thank you to everyone that made it possible. #JurassicWorldFallenKingdom pic.twitter.com/dtMsNDvZwP
— Ja Bayona (@FilmBayona) July 9, 2017
Last group of animatronic dinos ready for the final day of shooting, congrats to all on wrapping Fallen Kingdom! @JurassicWorld pic.twitter.com/Ma2BNtJbbs
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) July 9, 2017
Filming took place in England (primarily at Pinewood Studios) and Hawaii and lasted for roughly four-and-a-half months, »
- Justin Cook
With principal photography on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom wrapping up, we’ve got a look at the very first set photos from the hotly-anticipated sequel, which see the returning Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard washing up on a beach, presumably following the rumoured underwater action sequence; take a look here…
— BryceDallasHowardNet (@BDHnetwork) July 8, 2017
— Hollywood News (@hollywoodwebhq) July 8, 2017
Otra foto mas del rodaje de #JurassicWorldFallenKingdom pic.twitter.com/g4oZ8anTwo
— Jurassic Park Saga (@JurassicWorld_4) July 8, 2017
- Gary Collinson
Throughout history creative movie titles have often been completely misleading to the films’ content. Films like “Iron Lady”, “Silence of the Lambs” and “Eraserhead” are some examples of movies with the wrong titles. Here are 5 recent movies whose titles are totally misleading. The Big Sick Recently released, “The Big Sick” sounds more like an apocalyptic film about the end of the world or a major outbreak of the plague. Instead “The Big Sick” is a romantic comedy. The movie which stars Ray Romano and Holly Hunter is based on a true story about the writer Emily Gordon and her
Five Recent Movies Whose Titles Are Technically Very Misleading »
- Nat Berman
Relive the action-packed adventures of retired and extremely dangerous special agents in the most amazing picture quality available today when both Red and Red 2 arrive separately on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on September 5 from Lionsgate. Red features an all-star cast including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker. In the film’s sequel, Red 2, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung Hun Lee join the franchise.
Both movies are available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD, which provides over four times the resolution of Full HD and includes High Dynamic Range (Hdr) to deliver the brightest, most vivid and realistic color with the greatest contrast. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will also feature Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range imaging and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, »
- ComicMix Staff
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have released information regarding their planned home release for Westworld. The ground-breaking series will arrive on Blu-ray™, DVD and 4K Ultra HD on November 6, 2017.
Without rules or limitations, who will you become when exploring your wildest fantasies? From series creators Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight), Lisa Joy (Burn Notice, Pushing Daisies), and produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Kilter Films, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings HBO’s most-watched new series Westworld: Season One to Blu-ray™, DVD and groundbreaking 4K Ultra HD on November 6, 2017. Don’t miss your chance to own the first ever scripted TV series to be released on 4K Ultra HD as the box set contains all 10 episodes plus immersive never-before-seen special features, including three all new featurettes and a gag reel.
- Paul Heath
See Also: Order via Amazon Us or Amazon UK
Inside Look with Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy – Season One (New Featurette) Imagining the Main Title (New Featurette) The Key to The Chords (New Featurette) 2017 Comic Con Panel (New) Gag reel (New) “The Big Moment” Featurettes Welcome to Westworld Crafting the Narrative An Invitation to The Set Welcome to Westworld: About the Series Reality of A.I.: Westworld
Based on the film written by best-selling author Michael Crichton (ER, Jurassic Park), Westworld: Season One is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and a reimagined past, »
- Gary Collinson
If you've watched every episode of Westworld, you likely already have HBO Go or are at least borrowing your buddy's buddy's password. Nevertheless, you experienced the creepy labyrinth that was Season 1. What you won't get with HBO Go or HBO Now are all the special features that will be included when the Blu-Ray, DVD, and 4k Ultra HD Digital copy comes out on November 7, 2017.
Inside Look with Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy – Season One (New Featurette) Imagining the Main Title (New Featurette) The Key to The Chords (New Featurette) 2017 Comic Con Panel (New) Gag reel (New) Welcome to Westworld Crafting the Narrative An Invitation to The Set »
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
Louisa Mellor Simon Brew Jul 3, 2017
Den Of Geek took on the Blackwing’s Cave escape room. The rest is history…
“The first thing to do when you walk into an Escape Room is look around,” says Stefan Vargolici. And he should know. He and his company design and create rooms for a living, including at the recently opened Breakin’ Escape Rooms location in London.
“Many walk into the room and don’t look around enough. Lots of things are hidden in plain sight, and it’s worth paying attention.”
An Escape Room, if you’re unfamiliar, is pretty much what it says. A room that you get shut into – usually with a team of people to work with – and you have 60 minutes to get out. The Breakin’ venue that your intrepid Den Of Geek adventurers visited – and you can read more on our, er, ‘efforts’ a little later on – features »
Sometimes spotting an actor in a screening of their most recent movie is a cause for celebration. But for Anthony Hopkins, one particular screening of The Silence of the Lambs turned into a memorable moment in a different way. »
25th Anniversary Four-Part Mini Series Event
Welcome sports movie fans. Or, in a pinch, actressexuals who will watch largely female casts do practically anything.
Twenty-five years ago on July 1st, 1992, Penny Marshall's period comedy A League of Their Own (1992) opened in theaters. It wasn't quite an immediate blockbuster but word of mouth was spectacular -- in its second weekend it grossed practically as much as its first, which as you know is exceedingly rare. The female led comedy proved another home run for the director of Big, eventually grossing over $100 million domestically. It ended 1992 as that year's tenth biggest hit, just behind Basic Instinct and shutting Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven out of the moneyed top ten.
For the next few days we'll be revisiting this beloved classic tag-team style like we did with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966), Thelma & Louise (1991), Rebecca (1940), and The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Please join »
- Lynn Lee
How do you even begin to wrap up seven years of twists, secrets and mysteries? If you’re Pretty Little Liars showrunner Marlene King, you give it your all and hope for the best — knowing full well that you can’t please everybody.
RelatedPretty Little Liars Series Finale Recap: Grade the Girls’ Big Goodbye!
“I had to stay off social media [after the finale], because people who don’t like things are always more vocal than people who do,” King tells TVLine. “We did our best, and you can see how much care, attention, love and hard work was put into that episode — not just from me, »
When they do it well in a critically-acclaimed project, they are praised endlessly for taking on such a “brave” role. Often, it’s a slam dunk for awards nominations and wins. Tambor has won the Emmy for outstanding lead actor two years running for playing Maura on “Transparent.” Redmayne was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in “The Danish Girl,” and Leto won for “Dallas Buyers Club.”
Those are just the recent, generally positive portrayals of trans women. Let’s not forget about “The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Crying Game,” and “Dressed to Kill.” Those are just some of the many examples trotted out by ScreenCrush senior editor E. »
- Jude Dry
“I do wish we could chat longer, but… I’m having an old friend for dinner. Bye.”
Films don’t get much more creepy or thrilling as Jonathan Demme’s Oscar-sweeping Silence Of The Lambs from 1991. The young and feminine Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), who is training to be an F.B.I. agent, must find the whereabouts of a serial killer named Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine). The only way possible is interviewing a captured serial killer named Dr. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter (Anthony Hopkins).
There are so many elements that make Silence Of The Lambs chillingly scary. Buffalo Bill chooses young female victims and skins them. He kidnaps the daughter of a senator which quickly prompts an FBI hunt. »
- Tom Stockman
Author: Cai Ross
The summer movie season of 1992 opened under a cloud; a dark cloud from the still-smouldering buildings that had burned to the ground during the La riots in April. Racial tension after the disastrous acquittal of Rodney King’s uniformed attackers had reached an all-time high and Hollywood appealed for calm.
Thus, in a touchingly bold demonstration of selfless generosity, Walter Hill’s unremarkable urban thriller, The Looters, was hastily withdrawn and held back until Christmas, re-christened Trespass (memorably starring two Bills – Paxton and Sadler – and a pair of Ices – T and Cube). Elsewhere, it was business as usual.
The Rodney King affair was briefly alluded to in Lethal Weapon 3, the second-biggest hit of the summer and one of only a handful of ‘sure things’ on the menu. Though there were mutterings about the dominance of sequels in the summer movie season, there were weird things afoot in most of the other returnees. Aside from Lethal Weapon 3 – which was essentially a watered down Lethal Weapon 2 with too much added Joe Pesci – the rest of the sequels veered off into strange tangents, with varying results.
Alien 3, for example strayed dangerously far from the template set down by the first two classics. Bravely, it has to be said, David Fincher tried to create a quasi-religious epic, following Scott’s horror movie and Cameron’s war film. Latterly, Fincher’s frustrations and behind-the-scenes interferences became legendary, but audiences didn’t click with his compromised vision and it became the first in a long line of Alien movies to fall a bit flat.
Another major sequel, Honey, I Blew Up The Baby was in fact the complete opposite of 1989’s Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, culminating in the spectacle of a 99 foot toddler stomping through Las Vegas. It was directed without enthusiasm by Grease director Randal Kleiser, reminding audiences once again why no one remembers who directed Grease.
It wasn’t just sequels that dared to be different. One of the strangest mainstream offerings of the year was Robert Zemeckis’s black comedy, Death Becomes Her, which might have been a delicious satire on America’s vain obsession with cosmetic surgery if only Bruce Willis had stopped shouting at everyone like he was trying to prevent a plane crash.
Back in the ‘90s, much more so than today, comedies were a vital part of the summer success story – an inexpensive sop for the grown-ups while their teenage kids watched things explode in Screen 7. There were high hopes for Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn’s Housesitter, which was only a medium-sized hit, despite the bit where Steve Martin sings ‘Tura Lura Lura’ to his dad, and the other bit when his falls over his couch.
Boomerang was a bigger hit and restored some credibility to Eddie Murphy’s career after the crippling one-two punches of Harlem Nights and Another 48 Hours. It was also responsible for one of the great ironic ‘First Dance At a Wedding’ songs, Boys II Men’s The End of The Road.
Nicolas Cage embarked on a three year long career as a romantic comedy star with the rather wonderful Honeymoon in Vegas, famed for its skydiving Elvis finale. Tom Hanks and his Big director Penny Marshall reteamed to great success with wartime baseball comedy A League of Their Own, which also saw Geena Davis giving a star performance and Madonna giving a bearable one. “There’s no crying in baseball!!!” was probably the most quoted line of the summer.
As with City Slickers in 1991, comedy provided the biggest sleeper hit of the summer: Sister Act, with Whoopi Goldberg excelling as a murder witness hiding out in a convent. As with City Slickers, an unwise sequel was hastily made and hastily forgotten. The original though, was the sixth biggest film of the year and is still going strong as a west-end show to this day.
It wasn’t just the many and varied comic tastes of adults that were appeased; semi-literate young people were also provided for by Encino Man (or California Man as we knew it, since we don’t know where Encino is. It’s in California). Noted for Brendan Fraser’s first stab at the big time, this grungy caveman caper will be of interest to young contemporary archeologists keen to investigate who or what Pauly Shore was.
Teenagers were also palmed off with a silly-sounding comedy called Buffy The Vampire Slayer, written by first-time screenwriter Joss Whedon. Starring Kristy Swanson as the eponymous heroine, but marketed as a vehicle for Beverly Hills 90210 heart-throb Luke Perry, the producers had hoped for a chunk of the Bill & Ted audience that Encino Man hadn’t swallowed up. Sadly, they had to make do with a long-running spin-off television show regularly cited as one of the greatest ever made. Gnarly.
The stalking killer thriller phenomenon that started with The Silence of The Lambs and Cape Fear echoed into 1992 with solid hits like Unlawful Entry and Single White Female. Even Patriot Games – a sort-of sequel to The Hunt For Red October with Harrison Ford rebooting Alec Baldwin’s Jack Ryan – for all its CIA espionage and partial understanding of “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, was basically a slasher movie, with Sean Bean doing to Harrison Ford what Robert De Niro had done to Nick Nolte the year before. (Sean Bean dies, obviously).
Crimes against the Emerald Isle weren’t restricted to the gratuitous amounts of Clannad in Patriot Games. Tom Cruise’s Irish accent in Ron Howard’s Far and Away was the benchmark for all bad Irish accents until Brad Pitt graciously took the relay baton in The Devil’s Own. The film, shot in glorious 70mm was the biggest risk of the summer and proved to be the dampest squib, considering the star power of Cruise and (then-wife) Nicole Kidman. Despite looking ravishing, the script had all the depth of a bottle-cap. It desperately wanted to be a timeless classic in the David Lean tradition but held up against Unforgiven, which was released in August, Far & Away was shown up as the glorified Cbbc TV special it was.
Unforgiven came out of nowhere. Clint Eastwood’s previous movie, The Rookie, was somehow even worse than 1989’s Pink Cadillac. However, he’d been sitting on David Webb Peoples’ script for years until he was finally old enough to play William Munny. An extraordinary, mature and masterful critique of Western mythology, Unforgiven was hailed as Eastwood’s best work from the get-go, took the summer’s number five spot and would later win a handful of Oscars, including Pest Picture.
So who was the box office champion of Summer ’92? Well, that question was never in any doubt. Tim Burton’s Batman was the cultural phenomenon of 1989, redefining the parameters of box office limitations and merchandise licensing in a way not seen since Star Wars. Speculation as to who Batman would fight next and who would play him/her began immediately. Dustin Hoffman was touted to play The Penguin and Annette Bening was actually cast as Catwoman, before pregnancy forced her to drop out.
On the 19th of June, all was revealed when Batman Returns opened to a spectacular $45m weekend, $5m more than the original. Michael Keaton returned as The Caped Crusader (having split up with the creditably tight-lipped Vicki Vale), while not one but three villains put up their dukes. Danny DeVito played the Penguin as a deformed, subterranean leader of a gang of circus act drop-outs. Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman (perhaps her signature role) was transformed from a clumsy secretary into a vengeful whip-wielding dominatrix. Christopher Walken borrowed ‘Doc’ Emmett Brown’s hair to play new villain, Max Shreck.
Despite the enormous opening weekend, things took a downward turn almost immediately. Audiences expecting more of the same were treated to a dark, nose-bitingly violent combination of German Expressionism, kinky S&M and oversized rubber ducks. The box office the following week dropped by 40%, and there was further controversy when McDonalds had to deal with the ire of horrified parents across America, ‘tricked’ by their Batman Returns Happy Meals into taking their kids to watch Burton’s deranged fairy tale, pussy jokes et al.
The backlash (against what is now considered a unique high-water mark in the superhero genre), meant that Batman Returns wound up making $100m less than its predecessor and it placed third for the year, behind Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, a film so determined to give its audience a familiar experience that it simply changed the first film’s screen directions from Int. Kevin’S House – Night to Ext. New York – Night and reshot the entire script. (The box office crown for the year was taken eventually by Disney’s Aladdin.)
Warner Bros. took evasive action, hiring Joel Schumacher to sweeten the mix, which would help to restore Batman’s fortunes in 1995, before everything, literally absolutely everything went wrong in 1997 and the world had to wait for Christopher Nolan to finish attending Ucl, become a director and save the Dark Knight from the resultant ignominy.
Hollywood was given a crash course in the perils of straying too far from a winning formula in the summer of ’92. Sadly, for a while at least, it learned its lesson.
The post Tamed Aliens, Harmonic Nuns and a Leather Catsuit: Strange Tales from 1992’s Summer of Cinema appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- Cai Ross
With just one year before it’s officially released, it has been revealed that Jurassic World 2 will be titled Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Not only that, but we got a brand new poster! Check it out here…
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is set for release on June 22nd, 2018 and sees J.A. Bayona directing a cast that includes franchise veterans Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bd Wong and Jeff Goldblum alongside Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), Rafe Spall (Black Mirror), Justice Smith (The Get Down), Ted Levine (Silence of the Lambs), James Cromwell (The Young Pope), Daniella Pineda (The Detour) and Geraldine Chaplin (A Monster Calls). »
- Luke Owen
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