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Thn Exclusive: Chuck Russell talks I Am Wrath, The Mask and Freddy Krueger

23 May 2016 2:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I Am Wrath revolves around unemployed engineer Stanley Hill (John Travolta), who witnesses the brutal murder of his wife Vivian (Rebecca De Mornay) after she is attacked by thugs in a parking garage. Racked with guilt, Stanley is haunted by the image of Vivian dying and when Detective Gibson (Sam Trammell) and other corrupt police officers are unable to bring the killers to justice, Stanley turns to his old friend Dennis (Christopher Meloni) and takes matters into his own hands…

We spoke to director Chuck Russell, the talented man behind A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream WarriorsThe Mask, Eraser and The Scorpion King. We discussed everything from John Travolta’s love affair with musicals to Hollywood’s love affair with CGI. We also delve into Freddy Krueger, The Mask and Dwayne Johnson’s hulking physique.

Thn: I Am Wrath is a great revenge thriller and a great action film. »

- Ben Read

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Horror Highlights: Trick ’R Treat Doll, Me And My Mates Vs. The Zombie Apocalypse, Bad Acid, Echoes

19 May 2016 7:21 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When Sam shows up at your door, usually your luck has officially run out, but Mezco Toyz’s Sam doll is an exception to that rule. Accompanying Sam in today’s Horror Highlights, we have a new clip from Me and My Mates Vs. The Zombie Apocalypse, a trailer for the short film Bad Acid, and Echoes graphic novel cover art and release details.

Mezco Toyz’s Trick ‘R Treat Doll: From Mezco Toyz: “He may look like a child dressed for trick or treating, but Sam is the personification of Halloween itself.

Straight from the film Trick ‘r Treat comes Sam, the enforcer of the rules of Halloween. Beneath his apparently innocent scarecrow mask is his misshapen, demonic head. Part pumpkin, part supernatural being, Sam shows no mercy to those who show disrespect to his holiday.

Sam comes complete with his infamous and mysterious sack and his deadly oversized lollipop. »

- Tamika Jones

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Popular Kids' Movies That Should Never Have Had Sequels

17 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When you look back on your childhood through a rainbow haze of nostalgia and Kool-Aid binges, everything looks pretty darn spectacular. Life was simpler, Saturday morning cartoons were your heaviest commitment, Twizzlers were a lot cheaper, and every movie was super awesome.

How awesome were they, though, when you finally recover from your Kool-Aid hangover? Look, it's tough to rag on kids' movies -- no one wants to be the person to call out adorable anthropomorphic animals. It's not a good look. But we're here to do the hard jobs: To save our children from suffering through some horrible sequels. To save you from watching the same terrible movie 12 times per week with tiny, obsessive humans. To cut through the crap once and for all.

'Son of the Mask' (2005)

Let's get this one out of the way. Jim Carrey is "The Mask." "The Mask" is Jim Carrey. The »

- Dan Ketchum

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Popular Kids' Movies That Should Have Never Have Had Sequels

17 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When you look back on your childhood through a rainbow haze of nostalgia and Kool-Aid binges, everything looks pretty darn spectacular. Life was simpler, Saturday morning cartoons were your heaviest commitment, Twizzlers were a lot cheaper, and every movie was super awesome.

How awesome were they, though, when you finally recover from your Kool-Aid hangover? Look, it's tough to rag on kids' movies -- no one wants to be the person to call out adorable anthropomorphic animals. It's not a good look. But we're here to do the hard jobs: To save our children from suffering through some horrible sequels. To save you from watching the same terrible movie 12 times per week with tiny, obsessive humans. To cut through the crap once and for all.

'Son of the Mask' (2005)

Let's get this one out of the way. Jim Carrey is "The Mask." "The Mask" is Jim Carrey. The »

- Dan Ketchum

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Witchfinder: City Of The Dead Comic Book Series Announced by Dark Horse

12 May 2016 7:32 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy), Chris Roberson (iZombie), Ben Stenbeck (series artist on Witchfinder), and Michelle Madsen (Witchfinder series colorist) have teamed up for Dark Horse Comics’ Witchfinder: City of the Dead comic series. The series is split into five parts and the first issue hits stores on August 31st.

Press Release: Milwaukie, Or — This August, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, iZOMBIE co-creator Chris Roberson, original Witchfinder series artist Ben Stenbeck and colorist Michelle Madsen will unite for Witchfinder: City Of The Dead. In this five part miniseries from Dark Horse Comics, Sir Edward Grey, occult adviser to the queen, must defeat scores of flesh-eating corpses on the loose in London and explore a temple beneath London full of ancient secrets. Artist Julián Totino Tedesco will provide covers for the series.

“One of the great things about the monster tropes in horror fiction is that they don’t have to »

- Tamika Jones

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Nyle Dimarco Puts on The Mask - and Gets Cut Down to Size by Len Goodman - on DWTS

25 April 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nyle Dimarco had other dancers green with envy on Monday's Dancing with the Stars. The model put on a green prosthetic to channel Jim Carrey in The Mask, and while the performance pleased the crowd, some of the judges took issue with comments he made during the episode. At one point he called himself the "frontrunner" in the video package and after the performance joked that since you couldn't tell who he was with the prosthetic, maybe it was a "pro dancer" actually under the mask. He earned 25 out of 30, and Len Goodman remarked on those comments. "You're a good dancer, »

- Aaron Couch

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Dancing with the Stars: Wanya Morris' 'Bye Bye Bye' Makes Joey Fatone Cry - Plus Another Couple Goes Home

25 April 2016 7:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With a performance like this, Dancing with the Stars won't be saying "Bye Bye Bye" to Wanya Morris any time soon. The Boyz II Men star performed the Nsync hit - in front of his close friend Joey Fatone and Fatone's bandmate Lance Bass. After a spot-on performance, Fatone burst into (mock) tears backstage, but got serious as he said he and his bandmates look up to Boyz II Men star. "We've been friends a long time and I know how much they looked up to us before they started their own careers," Morris told People after Monday's show. "So »

- Aaron Couch

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Dancing with the Stars: Wanya Morris' 'Bye Bye Bye' Makes Joey Fatone Cry - Plus Another Couple Goes Home

25 April 2016 7:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With a performance like this, Dancing with the Stars won't be saying "Bye Bye Bye" to Wanya Morris any time soon. The Boyz II Men star performed the Nsync hit - in front of his close friend Joey Fatone and Fatone's bandmate Lance Bass. After a spot-on performance, Fatone burst into (mock) tears backstage, but got serious as he said he and his bandmates look up to Boyz II Men star. Morris earned a stellar 29 out of 30 for his performance. But unfortunately it wasn't a winning night for every couple. Warning: spoilers ahead for Monday's DWTS.Doug Flutie and pro »

- Aaron Couch

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Nyle Dimarco's Dancing with the Stars Vlog: Why He's Excited to Re-Create Jim Carrey's The Mask for Famous Dances Night

25 April 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

America's Next Top Model winner Nyle Dimarco is Dancing with the Stars' first deaf male contestant, and he is vlogging about his experience on the reality dance competition's 22nd season exclusively for People. Follow Dimarco and his partner Peta Murgatroyd on Twitter!"This week is an exciting week," Dimarco tells People via his translator of getting the chance to recreate a comedy fan-favorite routine for DWTS' Famous Dances Night.The dance that was chosen for Dimarco and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, is from the 1994 Jim Carrey film The Mask. Related Video: Nyle Dimarco's DWTS Vlog, Week 4"Growing up, »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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Nyle Dimarco's Dancing with the Stars Vlog: Why He's Excited to Re-Create Jim Carrey's The Mask for Famous Dances Night

25 April 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

America's Next Top Model winner Nyle Dimarco is Dancing with the Stars' first deaf male contestant, and he is vlogging about his experience on the reality dance competition's 22nd season exclusively for People. Follow Dimarco and his partner Peta Murgatroyd on Twitter!"This week is an exciting week," Dimarco tells People via his translator of getting the chance to recreate a comedy fan-favorite routine for DWTS' Famous Dances Night.The dance that was chosen for Dimarco and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, is from the 1994 Jim Carrey film The Mask. Related Video: Nyle Dimarco's DWTS Vlog, Week 4"Growing up, »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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‘I Am Wrath’ Review

23 April 2016 11:06 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: John Travolta, Christopher Meloni, Rebecca De Mornay, Amanda Schull, Sam Trammell, Doris Morgado, Luis Da Silva Jr., Patrick St. Esprit | Written by Yvan Gauthier, Paul Sloan | Directed by Chuck Russell

Anyone remember From Paris With Love? Director Pierre Morel followed up the 2008 Liam Neeson hit Taken with a similarly enjoyable, although less critically well received, action movie in 2010 which starred a shaven headed John Travolta as Charlie Wax. And while it was less successful and entertaining than Taken, From Paris With Love was still good fun.

So in theory then, given Travolta is – or at least was – capable of convincingly taking part in a action movie I had reasonable expectations for his latest film I Am Wrath. And then there’s the crew involved: directed by Chuck Russell whose past works include Eraser, The Mask, and The Blob; and starring Rebecca De Mornay and Christopher Meloni, I honestly thought »

- Dan Woolstencroft

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April Fools! The 10 best pranks, gags and tricks on film

1 April 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Today is arguably the best day of the year, where it is socially acceptable to play pranks on our friends, our foes, and yeah, even our co-workers. Whoever created April Fool's Day is a flat-out genius, but we've never accomplished anything as laugh-out-loud amazing as the following ten pranks, gags and tricks pulled by these schemers below.

In celebration of April Fool's Day, here are ten of our favourite pranks on film. Watch these clips, take some notes, and plan your own epic prank. If anyone asks, you did not get that advice from us...

Check out our list of the Top 10 pranks, gags and tricks below!

10. Neighbors

 

In a film that is essentially a prank war between new parents played by Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, and their awfully annoying, yet physically attractive, frat-boy neighbors played by Zac Efron and Dave Franco, this one prank in the film takes the cake. »

- Adriana Floridia

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Lucasfilm's Doug Chiang speaks to If about a life in VFX, from T2 to Star Wars

29 March 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Doug Chiang.

Doug Chiang began his career as a stop motion animator on the TV series Pee Wee.s Playhouse. After attending UCLA film school, he became a commercial director for Rhythm and Hues..After joining Ilm, he served as visual effects art director on films such as Terminator 2, Ghost, The Doors, The Mask, Forrest Gump, and Death Becomes Her..From 1995 through 2002, Chiang served as head of the Lucasfilm art department for the Star Wars prequels, after which he worked as a production designer on Robert Zemeckis' motion-capture features The Polar Express, Beowulf and A Christmas Carol..From 2006 to 2011, Chiang served as executive vice president of The Walt Disney Company.s ImageMovers Digital, a digital film studio founded by Zemeckis..In 2013, Chiang returned to Lucasfilm to work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He currently serves as Lucasfilm's vice president and executive creative director.

"I first saw Star Wars when I was fifteen, »

- Harry Windsor

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Lucasfilm VP Doug Chiang on a life in VFX, from T2 to The Force Awakens

29 March 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Doug Chiang.

Doug Chiang began his career as a stop motion animator on the TV series Pee Wee.s Playhouse. After attending UCLA film school, he became a commercial director for Rhythm and Hues..After joining Ilm, he served as visual effects art director on films such as Terminator 2, Ghost, The Doors, The Mask, Forrest Gump, and Death Becomes Her..From 1995 through 2002, Chiang served as head of the Lucasfilm art department for the Star Wars prequels, after which he worked as a production designer on Robert Zemeckis' motion-capture features The Polar Express, Beowulf and A Christmas Carol..From 2006 to 2011, Chiang served as executive vice president of The Walt Disney Company.s ImageMovers Digital, a digital film studio founded by Zemeckis..In 2013, Chiang returned to Lucasfilm to work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He currently serves as Lucasfilm's vice president and executive creative director.

"I first saw Star Wars when I was fifteen, »

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John Travolta Seeks Revenge In I Am Wrath Trailer

10 March 2016 4:21 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now, there will undoubtedly be endless commentary about the tediousness of the ‘Family Man Out For Revenge’ trope that is relentlessly rolled out every time an aging actor needs a career boost, but here’s the thing – inexplicably, it often works.

It worked for Liam Neeson with Taken, it worked for Keanu Reeves with John Wick. It even, sort of, worked for Kevin Costner in Three Days To Kill. For all its terrible, predictable flaws, it is possible for this well-worn narrative to succeed – given the right actor, with the right material. Will that be the case with I Am Wrath though? Based on the first trailer, the chances are slim.

In the case of I Am Wrath, John Travolta is the family man. He has a wife and adult daughter, and is just trying to get by. He returns from a trip/job interview, his wife Vivian (Rebecca De Mornay »

- Sarah Myles

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Watch: John Travolta Is On The Warpath In Trailer For 'I Am Wrath'

9 March 2016 11:21 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A couple years back, an actor who doesn't always get much respect popped up in what looked like a low-rent thriller, only to have that movie turn out to be awesome. The star was Keanu Reeves, and the action vehicle was "John Wick." Can "I Am Wrath" do the same for John Travolta? Judging by this first trailer, it's not likely. Read More: Review: 'The Forger' Starring John Travolta Is A Tiresomely Average Thriller Directed by Chuck Russell ("The Mask," "Eraser," "The Scorpion King"), and co-starring Christopher Meloni, Sam Trammell, Amanda Schull, Asante Jones, Luis Da Silva Jr., Paul Sloan, Patrick St. Esprit and Rebecca De Mornay, the story follows an ordinary man who goes on the warpath after his wife is brutally murdered and the system fails to bring the culprits to justice. Here's the synopsis:  Unemployed engineer Stanley Hill (Travolta) witnesses the brutal murder of his wife Vivian (Rebecca De Mornay, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Round-Up: The Lost Boys Leather Jacket Auction, Exclusive Refuge Q&A, MST3K, Venom Blu-ray / DVD, The Hours Till Daylight

18 February 2016 8:38 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Great news for fans of Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys—an auction of Dwayne's leather jacket and costume is going on right now and will continue until February 26th. Also: a Q&A with Refuge director Andrew Robertson and release details for MST3K: Vol. Xxxv, Venom, and The Hours Till Daylight.

The Lost Boys & Other Entertainment Memorabilia Auction: Press Release: "Prop Store is pleased to bring vampire Dwayne’s (Billy Wirth) Death Scene Leather Jacket and Costume from the 80’s classic The Lost Boys to their online auction site. Joel Schumacher’s 1987 vampire classic pitted a deadly group of vampires against a pair of brothers in a battle to save their family. The Dwayne vampire jacket on offer comes from the character’s death scene in which Sam (Corey Haim) shoots the vampire with an arrow, sending him back into a stereo which electrocutes him. Resembling a heavily worn biker outfit, »

- Tamika Jones

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The Art Of Doom Release Details & Cover Art

10 February 2016 12:00 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Art of Doom, a companion piece to id Software and Bethesda Softworks' new Doom video game, will hit shelves on June 8th. The Dark Horse book will contain never-before-seen sketches and much more.

Press Release: Milwaukie, Or—Dark Horse Books and Bethesda Softworks® announced that The Art of Doom will be available in stores on June 8th, 2016. The Art of Doom is a massive art tome from id Software®’s highly anticipated first-person shooter Doom®. The iconic game that defined a genre, Doom is considered one of the most influential games ever made and returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience on May 13th, 2016.

From the massive Uac facilities on Mars to the depths of Hell, uncover never-before-seen sketches and concept art from Doom. The book also features an exclusive look at the development of the relentless demons of Hell, devastating, over-the-top weapons, and the iconic Doom marine. »

- Tamika Jones

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2015 Was an Outstanding Year for Co-Productions and Foreign Films Shooting in Poland

4 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

2015 was a successful year regarding the quantity and quality of foreign productions shot in Poland. At the beginning of the year, Anne Fontaine (“Coco Before Chanel,” “Perfect Mothers”) filmed a French-Polish co-production “Agnus Dei” in Warmia, which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The film features Polish and French actresses among others Lou de Laage, Agata Kulesza, Agata Buzek and Joanna Kulig.

In the spring, the crew of a Polish-German-French-Belgian co-production about the life of Maria Sklodowska-Curie (dir. Marie Noelle) spent 20 days on the set in among others Lodz, Leba and Krakow. The cast is international, and the film is made in French. The Polish Nobelist is portrayed by Karolina Gruszka (“Oxygen”).

The summer brought about increased activity of German producers. A Zdf TV show, “Ein Sommer in…” was filmed in two resort towns in the north-eastern Poland – Mikolajki and Mragowo. Ard and Tvp collaborated on the set of "Polizeiruf 110" ("Police Call 110"), which was filmed in July and August among others in a Polish border-town – Swiecko. Also in July began the shooting of a new part of detective TV series "Der Usedom-Krimi" filmed on both the Polish and German side of the Usedom island.

However, a true influx of foreign productions took place in the autumn. American-Polish thriller “Chronology” was filmed in Poznan. The cast includes William Baldwin (TV series "Gossip Girl," "Adrift in Manhattan") and Danny Trejo (“Machete,” “From Dusk till Dawn”).

The Goetz Palace in Brzesk, in Malopolska hosted filmmakers from India who for six days were shooting “Fitoor,” an Indian adaptation of Dickens's “Great Expectations.” The crew consisted of over 40 Indians and almost 80 Poles. Another crew from India – this time from the so-called Kollywood in the south of the country – spent twenty days on the set in various Polish locations (among others Zakopane, Walbrzych, Krakow, Leba). The film titled “24” features Surya, a Tamil superstar, in the main role.

The autumn months were also very intensive in Lodz with three simultaneous big film sets. Andrzej Wajda (“The Promised Land,” “Walesa. Man of Hope”) worked on his new film “Powidoki”; Opus Film, the producer of “Ida”, organized for an Israeli partner eleven-day shoot to a film set in 1970s – “Past Life,” directed by Avi Nesher; and American director Martha Coolidge (“The Prince and Me,” TV shows “Sex and the City,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Weeds”) filmed her project “Music, War and Love,” whose producer is among others Fred Roos known from such films as “Apocalypse Now,” “The Godfather” or “Lost in Translation.” The picture features Adelaide Clemens (“The Great Gatsby”), Connie Nielsen (“Gladiator”), Toby Sebastian (“Game of Thrones”) and Stellan Skarsgård (“Nymphomaniac”).

The end of the year was also very successful for Malopolska and Krakow. Two movies were filmed in the region – an American-British biography of Martin Luther commissioned by PBS with Padraic Delaney (“The Wind that Shakes the Barley,” “The Tudors”) in the main role; and a feature titled “True Crimes” starring two-time winner of a Golden Globe – Jim Carrey (“The Truman Show,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “The Mask”) as the protagonist. The crew spent 32 days on the set in Krakow. The picture was directed by Greek Alexandros Avranas (“Miss Violence”), written by Jeremy Brock (“Brideshead Revisited,” “The Last King of Scotland”), and produced by Brett Ratner (“X-Men 3: the Last Stand,” TV series “Rush Hour”). Accompanying Jim Carrey were Charlotte Gainsbourg (“Nymphomaniac,” “Antichrist”); Marton Csokas (“The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) and Polish actors Agata Kulesza (“Ida”) and Robert Wieckiewicz (“Walesa. Man of Hope”).

The first information about productions planned for 2016 has already been released. In January, Krakow will host the crew of French black comedy “Grand Froid,” Gérard Pautonnier's debut featuring Jean-Pierre Bacri (“The Taste of Others,” “Let It Rain”), Olivier Gourmet (“Rosetta,” “The Son”) and Arthur Dupond (“Bus Palladium”). The project won the first edition of the Krakow International Film Fund. »

- Sydney Levine

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Life’s A Happy Song: 10 uplifting moments in film to cheer you up on Blue Monday

15 January 2016 8:30 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Monday, January 18th, has unfortunately been bestowed the most depressing day of the year, now referred to as “Blue Monday.” It’s true that January isn’t usually the happiest time—Christmas has passed, it’s cold and gross outside, and the fun, care-free moments of the holidays are over. In case you're succumbing to those winter blues, however, we have the perfect pick-me-up. 

 

On Blue Monday, you can redeem only 500 Scene points to see any film currently in theatres! That's already one step to making our day better. The next is to check out the below 10 moments in film, where a smile is guaranteed, and if you're lucky, maybe even a laugh or two. You also may find yourself jumping into a song and dance. Take that, Blue Monday!

Here are 10 of our favourite uplifting moments in film, spoilers and all:

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986); Directed by John Hughes »

- Adriana Floridia

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