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With more than 4,200 submissions, the 12th annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival announced the winners from a slate of nine finalists in the grand finale event in Los Angeles tonight. The competition was stiff as the nine short films and web series presented were amazingly crafted and thoughtful entries, but the two shorts that came out on top were Cynthia Kao’s Groundhog Day For A Black Man and Cullan Bruce’s Lost Dogs. Groundhog Day For A Black Man tells a hilarious… »
Welcome to this week’s “Preview Reel” column, where we look at the week’s upcoming wide release movies. Last week we told you to never count out Blumhouse even when their movies look subpar, and what do you know, Happy Death Day overachieved with $26 million. This weekend will see a slew of new releases, but will they be able to take down the Groundhog Day influenced horror flick? Let’s see if Geostorm, Only the Brave, Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, or The Snowman can do that.
What we are excited about: To be honest, not much. If we had to choose we would go with the expansive cast. Gerard Butler is always a generic action lead, but Jim Sturgess, Andy Garcia, and Ed Harris are mostly reliable actors. If these actors can elevate the typical boringness of a world disaster action film, maybe this can rise above the rest. »
- Scott Davis
So a very simple premise. Much like 1993’s Groundhog Day and more recently 2014’s Edge of Tomorrow, Happy Death Day has a protagonist reliving the same day on repeat. This type of story-telling can be incredibly clever and fun and after seeing the trailer for Happy Death Day, the idea of mixing this premise with the horror/slasher genre had me all sorts of excited.
Much to my dismay Happy Death Day is a muddled film to say the least. Starting off in the vein of Scream, it quickly transitions into a straight-up comedy, including a lively musical montage of the lead actress getting killed over and over. This is just one example showcasing the fact that ‘Happy Death Day’ cannot decide what type of film it wants to be. Given that this is a Blumhouse production it’s fair to assume this film wanted to walk the line blending »
- Sean McAloon
It may not be Halloween yet, but horror fans got a chance to warm up for the big holiday over the weekend with the Friday the 13th release of Happy Death Day, the new Groundhog Day-esque murder mystery from Blumhouse. Although it doesn't feature the hockey mask killer of Camp Crystal Lake, many viewers still found Happy Death Day to be an ideal way to celebrate Jason's big day, as the horror film stabbed into the top spot at the box office over the weekend.
Box Office Mojo reports that Happy Death Day brought in an estimated $26.5 million in its opening weekend in the Us, with an additional estimated $5 million raked in around the globe.
With two weeks still remaining before Halloween, Happy Death Day is expected to enjoy continued success on the big screen, with Box Office Mojo believing that a $60 million domestic haul could be possible for »
- Derek Anderson
Let's get something out of the way right now: yes, Happy Death Day is like a mix between Groundhog Day and Scream. You know what, though? It works. Somehow it really, really works. While walking into the theater to watch the new slasher, which comes from Blumhouse Productions and the minds behind the Paranormal Activity franchise, I definitely wasn't expecting to be blown away. To be fair, I wasn't. But Happy Death Day, despite its mind-numbingly bad title (couldn't they just have left it at Death Day?), is a solidly entertaining entry into the horror-thriller genre. If you're looking for something scary to watch this October (especially with Friday the 13th weekend and Halloween happening), this movie is worth the $15 ticket. Here's why: The Premise Is Not as Annoying as It Sounds Like I mentioned above, Happy Death Day ripped off the "person relives the same day over and over »
- Quinn Keaney
“Happy Death Day” has cause for celebration.
The latest from Blumhouse and Universal is leading the box office this weekend with $26.5 million from 3,149 locations. That puts it far ahead of “Blade Runner 2049,” which is skidding to $15.1 million during its second weekend at 4,058 locations, down 54% from its disappointing opening weekend.
A horror spin on “Groundhog Day,” “Happy Death Day” centers on Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) as a woman who wakes up to the same day — her birthday — every day, and is murdered every time. Christopher B. Landon directed the film based on a script by Scott Lobdell. The film, which earned a B CinemaScore (good for a horror flick), particularly appealed to female and younger moviegoers — the audience was split 54% female, as opposed to 46% male, and 63% was under age 25. The release date was pegged to Friday the 13th and the weeks leading up to Halloween.
“We’re obviously thrilled with the release,” said Universal »
- Seth Kelley
15 October 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Universal and Blumhouse's Happy Death Day.]
There's good news for fans of Happy Death Day.
First, a quick look back at what happened (turn back now if you haven't seen the film):
After being hunted by a killer and forced to relive the day of her death over and over, college student Tree (Jessica Rothe) learns the truth. Her roommate Lori »
- Aaron Couch
A Day review: A father is forced to keep living the same day over and over in an attempt to save his young daughter.
A Day review by Kat Hughes.
A Day Review
Kim Jun-Young (Myung-min Kim) is a very famous Doctor. Fresh from a trip to the Un, he’s on his way home to his daughter Eun-Jung (Eun-hyung Jo). After missing Eun-Jung’s Birthday, Jun-Young is definitely in the bad books, something not made any better by him being waylaid at every opportunity on his way back to meet her. He finally shows up and makes a terrible discovery, Eun-Jung has been involved in a fatal traffic accident. Suddenly he’s back on the aeroplane, and quickly realises that he’s repeating the tragic day. As Jun-Young desperately tries to save his daughter, and hopefully reset his timeline, he meets another young man Min-Chul (Yo-han Byeon) who is »
- Kat Hughes
“Happy Death Day” is poised to dominate the box office its opening weekend, with a projected $26 million at 3,149 locations, significantly ahead of its initial $15-20 million predictions.
The Blumhouse film brought in $11.6 million Friday, which includes $1 million from Thursday night previews. Backed by Universal, the horror flick stars Jessica Rothe as a woman who is forced to relive her death over and over again until she finds out who killed her — a gory twist on the classic “Groundhog Day.”
“Happy Death Day” caps a tremendous year for Blumhouse. In January, the company’s “Split” launched to $40 million, before ending its run with $278.3 million globally. A month later, the critically acclaimed “Get Out” delivered a $33.4 million debut, going on to pick up $253.1 million in global grosses.
“Blade Runner 2049,” which topped the box office last weekend but disappointed estimates by a significant margin at only $32.8 million, will likely be pushed to second place after only one week, with »
- Erin Nyren
Chicago – “Happy Death Day” has a “Groundhog Day” gimmick, but that’s about it, offering essentially an ‘80’s style slasher flick with the hope that with a little cosmetic window dressing will help it appeal to an audience in 2017… Live, Die, Repeat. That’s all this film offers with precious few improvements to justify its existence.
The story, such as it is, involves a self obsessed sorority sister named Tree (Jessica Rothe). She acts the way sorority sisters always do in movies like this, meaning she’s a bitch with a capital B, mean to her roommate, sleeps with her married professor, rude to her own father, and seems to live her life aiming for “Mean Girls” type perfection. She begins the day waking up in the dorm room of a college boy (Israel Broussard) she met after a few too many drinks the night before, and ends her »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
In terms of his horror trifecta of films—Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, and now Happy Death Day—I’m officially ready to start the Christopher Landon fan club. You couldn’t ask for three films to be more different from each other, and with every effort, Landon has proved himself to be a confident storyteller with a deep love of the genre in his work, and that affection has shone through with each of his cinematic endeavors.
With Happy Death Day, Landon serves up Groundhog Day (a connection the director hilariously addresses full-on in the film) with a slasher twist that may be intended for younger audiences, but this “old-timer” really enjoyed its unique approach to a modern murder mystery, and it’s easily the most “fun” studio horror movie set to hit theaters this October.
In Happy Death Day, we meet sorority girl Tree (full name Theresa, »
- Heather Wixson
“Happy Death Day,” which picked up $1 million on Thursday night, is projected to earn another $9 million Friday, $8 million Saturday, and $4.8 million Sunday, estimates show. That puts the horror film’s cumulative opening weekend estimate at $23 million, a leap ahead of its initial $15 million to $20 million estimate.
The plot of “Happy Death Day” is akin to that of “Groundhog Day” — but gorier. The film follows a college student (Jessica Rothe) who must relive her murder over and over again until she discovers the identity of her killer. Universal backed the low-budget picture, with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse producing. “Happy Death Day” caps a tremendous year for Blumhouse. In January, the company’s “Split” launched to $40 million, before ending its run with $278.3 million globally. A month later, the critically acclaimed “Get Out” delivered a $33.4 million debut, going on to pick up $253.1 million in global grosses.
- Taryn Nobil
Despite an annoying barrage of trailers that made me loathe the word "bye," Happy Death Day ended up being an unexpectedly smart, entertaining thriller. The film chooses to leave the reason the heroine, Tree (Jessica Rothe), is forced to repeat her birthday over and over again after being murdered each night shrouded in mystery, which is potentially frustrating for some audience members (spoiler alert: the writer of this article). As it turns out, director Christopher B. Landon specifically chose to leave the mystery open-ended in that way to leave the door open for a sequel. "The whole idea for my sequel is actually already in this movie. It's hiding in plain sight," he revealed to Insider. "The answer to why she's literally stuck in a time loop - it's something I have the answer to. It's in my back pocket because, knock on wood, you never know how things are going to go, »
- Quinn Keaney
Bill Murray made a very special appearance on Global’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Thursday night, performing a medley of songs from the classic musical “West Side Story”. The music appears on Murray’s new spoken word and music album “New Worlds” with German cellist Jan Vogler. Related: Bill Murray Takes In ‘Groundhog Day’ Musical […] »
- Corey Atad
Think of it as a Choose Your Own Adventure, but your only options are dying in a slasher or at the hands of a Satanic cult. All Hallows' Eve means ghouls and goblins, vampires and probably more Stranger Things kids this year, right? It’s also prime time for regulation hotties to try to survive a horror movie. And this Friday the 13th, you have two to choose from: The Babysitter and Happy Death Day, both out now.
For the Netflix and chills crowd, there's The Babysitter, which landed on the streaming platform at the stroke of midnight. The titular sitter is Bee (played by Aussie Samara Weaving), a Daisy Dukes-wearing, Star Trek-loving Manic Pixie Dream Senior. It's no wonder her charge, 12-year-old Cole (Judah Lewis), is hopelessly in love with her.
Bee also, y'know, dabbles in the occult and has a small deal with the devil, which Cole learns when he stays up past his bedtime »
May luck be on your side this Friday the 13th with the great opportunities in today’s roundup! A luxury hotel brand is seeking Chicago, Illinois architecture and global planning experts to be in an upcoming commercial. Plus, a short film based on a Hemingway story seeks its leads, a “Groundhog Day”-inspired fashion ad needs various roles, and a cell phone commercial needs fun and fashionable female actors. Hotel Ada global luxury hotel brand is seeking real architects for an upcoming ad. Chicago, Illinois–based architects, architecture professors, or urban planning experts, aged 30–50, are sought for the spot. Talent should have international travel experience. The commercial will shoot one day in early November in Chicago, Illinois. Pay is $3,000 for one day of filming and usage online and at the hotel property. Apply here! K20 Lifestyle SHOOTJoin an upcoming lifestyle shoot for the LG K20 phone. Two fashionable and fun female actors, »
This weekend, Happy Death Day will give audiences that old familiar feeling that they’ve seen something like this before. Because they have: it’s a slasher movie take on Groundhog Day. But Groundhog Day isn’t the only film to use the time loop scenario. Ever have deja vu? The feeling that you’ve been somewhere, or said […]
The post Deja Vu All Over Again: Movies And TV Shows That Rip-Off ‘Groundhog Day’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Chris Evangelista
Don’t miss this end-of-week casting roundup, including a gig on a new HBO series, a pilot for a sitcom, commercial jobs, and beyond. “Succession”HBO’s forthcoming series “Succession” is casting actors for background roles. Seeking male and female talent ages 18 and up to depict “hipster types,” the production will shoot Oct. 16 in New York City and pay $121 for 10 hours of work. Fashion Video Casting CALLCasting is underway for a “quirky piece of branded content” for a fashion line, inspired by “Groundhog Day.” Child and adult actors are needed for several supporting roles in the spot, slated to shoot Oct. 23 in NYC. Hired talent will be paid $100 for a half-day, with meals also provided. “Temporary Insanity”Actors are needed for several supporting and day player roles in “Temporary Insanity,” the pilot for a sitcom about “a young psychiatrist who, in an attempt to save money, trades work in her »
The pic is a bloody spin on “Groundhog Day.” It follows a college student (Jessica Rothe) who must relive her murder over and over again until she discovers who is responsible for her death. “Happy Death Day” is projected to open to $15 million to $20 million. Universal backed the low-budget film, with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse producing the picture.
“Happy Death Day” caps a tremendous year for Blumhouse. In January, the company’s “Split” launched to $40 million, before ending its run with $278.3 million globally. A month later, “Get Out” delivered a $33.4 million debut, going on to pick up $253.1 million in global grosses. The reviews for “Get Out” were so superlative that it’s now expected to be a factor in the Oscar race.
In addition to the “Blade Runner” sequel, “[link »
- Brent Lang
13 October 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Filmmaking is usually a race against the clock, and that was especially true for the crew of Happy Death Day.
The film, which is a slasher flick meets Groundhog Day, follows college student Tree (Jessica Rothe), who finds herself re-living the day of her murder over and over again as she attempts to hunt down the killer. Her only clue? The killer knows it's her birthday, as they reference it the first time around the time loop.
One of the signature settings of the film takes place on the college campus' quad, where Tree finds herself over and over after »
- Aaron Couch
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