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Secret Cinema founder reveals Secret Space

19 September 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Project is mapping the world’s abandoned spaces.

Event cinema specialist Secret Cinema is mapping the world’s abandoned spaces to identify potential locations for film screenings.

Speaking in Toronto, Secret Cinema founder Fabien Riggall said: “We currently have a project called Secret Space, essentially where we are mapping the world’s abandoned spaces. We are passionate about the idea that space belongs to the people. In London there are just so many abandoned spaces.

“We should go back to that time where people watch cinema in all different spaces, going back to cinema as a spectacle.

“Every single venue should be multi-purpose. It should become a gallery, a nightclub, it should become a place where those young people who go to the cinema would want to go to.”

The UK-based event cinema organiser has staged screenings around The Shawshank Redemption at an abandoned prison and transformed the former home of a lead and glass merchants into The »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Novel Idea: Why Kids Need to Read the Book First

15 September 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

  The book is always better. You have heard it before. You may have even said it. To be fair, we have had far too many reasons. The book-to-movie transitions, with a few notable exceptions like To Kill a Mockingbird or The Shawshank Redemption, have, for years, fallen short of readers and their great expectations. We have all walked out of the theater shaking our heads about things left out, storylines altered, and the “how could they do thats” that ruined every bit of...

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12 Movies to Watch After You See ‘The Shawshank Redemption’

12 September 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The Shawshank Redemption is the greatest movie ever made, right? That’s what IMDb tells us, via the site’s users and their voting power. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t, but it’s definitely not the only movie in the world. And it wouldn’t even be what it is had there not been movies made beforehand. In fact, the very title comes from that of a Stephen King novella with a movie-informed extension: “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.” The adaptation removes the Hollywood actress’s name (apparently because people thought it was a biopic) but still prominently features her iconic face. In the 20 years since the release of Shawshank, other movies have been influenced or informed by Frank Darabont‘s Best Picture nominee. You won’t find any of those on this week’s list, though, not Dolores Clairborne with its mention of Shawshank Prison nor multiple Muppets movies with visual allusions nor Toy Story 3 »

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Morgan Freeman Joins Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane in Ted 2

10 September 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

While A Million Ways to Die in the West has grossed only $85 million worldwide, director Seth MacFarlane found much greater success with Ted in 2012. The movie about Mark Wahlberg and his foul mouthed teddy bear earned an incredible $550 million in total, and a sequel was confirmed soon after.

Production on Ted 2 is already well under way in Boston, but a major casting addition has now been made to the highly anticipated sequel. Various sites are reporting that Morgan Freeman has joined the cast as an “iconic” civil rights lawyer who attempts to help Ted resolve some legal issues.

Freeman is an iconic actor, known for starring in everything from The Shawshank Redemption to Se7en, and far more recently, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s hit animated feature The Lego Movie.

Much of the original cast are back for the sequel, though Amanda Seyfried replaces Mila Kunis as the female lead. »

- Josh Wilding

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Blu-ray Release: The Blob (1988)

10 September 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 14, 2014

Price: Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Twilight Time

Beware the glob that is The Blob!

The 1988 gooey horror movie The Blob is a remake of the equally gelatinous 1958 film of the same name which starred a young Steve McQueen.

The new version of the movie follows the same general plot of the original: A deadly mucilaginous ( a Google thesaurus function word) creature from another planet (possibly…) makes its way to Earth, where it makes its way into a small town, envelops everything in its path and grows at a startling rate. A pair of teenagers (Entourage’s Kevin Dillon and the Saw franchise’s Shawnee Smith) try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously.

Co-written by Frank Darabont in one of his earliest projects prior to The Shawshank Redemption and Walking Dead fame, the movie also stars Donovan Leitch, Jeffrey DeMunn (another Walking Deader), Bill Moseley, »

- Laurence

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Your Top Three: Movies of 1994

6 September 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Your Top Three is a series here at Movies.com where we choose a topic and you give us your top three picks. This weekend, the 20-year-old Forrest Gump received a special rerelease in IMAX theaters. That is a good indication that it remains one of the most popular movies of 1994. After all, how many get this sort of treatment? The Lion King is the only other I can think of. But does this also indicate a belief that Gump is the best movie of its year? The Academy thought so at the time, bestowing the effects-heavy period drama with its Oscar for Best Picture. Yet more than any other year in history, 1994 has been the focus of much debate among movie fans. The Shawshank Redemption, which was nominated for Best Picture, has been a longtime champ for best movie of all time...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Geek Culture-Inspired Art Series by James White

5 September 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Artsist James White has created a very cool set of art that was inspired by geek culture type movies, toys, comics, and TV. We've got art here for Guardians of the Galaxy, Predator, He-Man, The Iron Giant, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shawshank RedemptionStar Wars, and more. The art was part of the Celescapes art show at the Bottleneck Gallery. Here's a note from the artist:

"So here is the full spread of all 15 original pieces I created for the show, inspired by the beautiful painted backgrounds of cartoons I watched as a kid. Scooby-Doo, Superfriends, Spider-man, Masters of the Universe… if you don’t know what I’m talking about please dig up some old episodes and scope those backgrounds. Wonderful stuff. So for this show, I wanted the background to be brought to the foreground."

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- Joey Paur

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New images from The Flash

5 September 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from yesterday’s new trailer [which you can watch here], The CW has released five new images from its upcoming Arrow spin-off The Flash, giving us a new look at Grant Gustin as the Scarlett Speedster, along with Candice Patton as Iris West and Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells…

 

The Flash premieres on the CW on Tuesday October 7th, with Grant Gustin joined in the cast by Candice Patton (The Game) as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) as Detective West, Patrick Sabongui (Almost Human) as David Singh, Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th) as Caitlin Snow, Rick Gosnett (The Vampire Diaries) as Eddie Thawne, Broadway star Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Michelle Harrison (Emily Owens, MD) as Nora Allen, Tom Cavanagh (Ed) as Harrison Wells, Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People) as Firestorm, Kelly Frye (Rake) as Plastique, Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) as Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell (Prison Break) as Heavwave, Chad Rook (Cult) as Weather Wizard, »

- Gary Collinson

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It’s a Prison Break reunion as Dominic Purcell joins The Flash

3 September 2014 11:18 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like The CW is bringing together a Prison Break reunion of sorts, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Dominic Purcell (Blade: Trinity) has signed on to appear in the Arrow spin-off The Flash as supervillain and Rogues member Mick Rory – “a pyromaniac who finds an outlet for his obsession with fire when he teams up with Leonard Snart/Captain Cold and becomes the villain known as Heatwave.” Captain Cold is being played by Wentworth Miller, who appeared alongside Purcell as brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows in Fox’s Prison Break.

The Flash premieres on the CW on Tuesday October 7th, with Grant Gustin joined in the cast by Candice Patton (The Game) as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) as Detective West, Patrick Sabongui (Almost Human) as David Singh, Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th) as Caitlin Snow, Rick Gosnett (The Vampire Diaries) as Eddie Thawne, Broadway »

- Gary Collinson

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Love 'The Shawshank Redemption'? Now You Can Tour Its Prison

3 September 2014 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The famous prison at the center of seven-time Oscar nominee and tearjerker The Shawshank Redemption, which boasts a set of fine performances from Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and Clancy Brown (not to mention numerous other character actor favorites), will soon be open for visitors in the real world.  Cinema Blend, via the Pittsburgh Gazette, reports that the Ohio State Reformatory, where the 1994 film took place, will be open for tours. Mansfield, Ohio is the site of the towering historic prison built between 1886 and 1910. City officials were prepared to tear down the stone structure, but destroying and removing its massive walls (stretching 25 feet into the air and measuring six feet thick) would have been a complicated procedure. The local preservation society came to...

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Another new poster for The Flash

3 September 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The CW has released a new poster for its upcoming DC superhero series The Flash featuring Grant Gustin’s Scarlett Speedster, and we have it for you right here…

“After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t »

- Gary Collinson

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See Reddit users’ favorite movie from each year

2 September 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.

Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »

- Brian Welk

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The Shawshank Redemption Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary in Style

2 September 2014 2:49 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Having shut it's doors in 1990 due to overcrowding, the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield opened them to the public again over the weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption, which was famously within in the halls of the disused prison. Those taking part in the celebrations were treated to a 1940's themed cocktail party, and guided tours of the cavernous prison, which gave them the chance to see several locations fro the beloved movie. Topping off the weekend-long event was two screenings of the movie, with some of the cast, including Bob Gunton, who was unforgettable as Warden Norton, in attendance. No word on whether party goers had to leave the prison the same Andy Dufresne did though. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Indie Spotlight

31 August 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details for Out of the Dark, Travelogue of Horror, and The Hunted, a trailer for The Scribbler and The Pyramid, a look at The Walker Stalkers’s music video Talk Dead to Me, advanced screening details for L.A. Slasher, and much more:

Out of the Dark Release Details and Photos: “Vertical Entertainment and Participant Media today announced that Vertical has acquired U.S. rights to Participant’s supernatural thriller Out of the Dark, and slated the film for an early 2015 theatrical release.

Starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, Out of the Dark is a ghost story set in South America, where a young family’s new life turns from promising to terrifying when they are forced to confront ancient legends, ghosts, and a haunting family secret. »

- Tamika Jones

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Horror Movie Locations Explored in Travelogue of Horror

27 August 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

See the sites in over 70 vivid color photos. Fifteen states were visited from Maine to Georgia in search of iconic filming locations from movies such as The Exorcist Silence of the Lambs The Shawshank Redemption and The Evil Dead. Along the way monsters were hunted vampire graves tracked down a strange mix of paranormal and odd locations across the Eastern Us were visited and Stephen King was met. Hitch a ride but remember that you never know what you might findor what might find you »

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The Flash gets a new poster

26 August 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As the premiere of The Flash draws closer, The CW has released a new poster for the Arrow spin-off show which sees Grant Gustin’s Scarlett Speedster racing through the streets of Central City… well, in a flash. Check it out…

“After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know »

- Gary Collinson

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Sky1 to air The Flash in the UK, new poster released

22 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sky has announced that it has nabbed the rights to air The Flash in the UK, with the upcoming DC television series set to join sister show Arrow on Sky1, and coinciding with the news we also have a new poster featuring Grant Gustin’s Scarlett Speedster…

“After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a »

- Gary Collinson

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New trailer for The Flash

21 August 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over six weeks to go before The Flash races onto our TV screens, The CW has dropped a brief new trailer for the Arrow spin-off, which you can check out after the official series description…

“After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, »

- Gary Collinson

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Star-Crossed’s Greg Finley cast as Girder in The Flash

20 August 2014 11:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back at the start of this month it was revealed that the DC villain Tony Woodward – a.k.a. Girder – would be making an appearance in The CW’s Arrow spin-off The Flash, and now Zap2It is reporting that Greg Finley (Star-Crossed, The Secret Life of the American Teenager) has secured the role of the Rogue.

According to the site, the S.T.A.R. Labs explosion that sees Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) gaining his powers also results in Woodward finding himself “with the ability to transform his skin into living metal. In the guise of Girder, Tony then goes on a crime spree that only Barry Allen may be able to stop. The connection between the two men doesn’t stop there, however. Back when they were kids, Tony was the bully who used to torment Barry.”

The Flash premieres on the CW on Tuesday October 7th, with »

- Gary Collinson

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Shawshank Redemption

20 August 2014 3:56 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Have you ever wondered how it was even remotely possible for Andy Dufresne to reattach his poster of Raquel Welch to the wall of his prison cell after escaping? How about the substances that The Shawshank Redemption’s producers used as a substitute for excrement as Andy crawled through a sewage pipe full of rancid waste? There’s so many little tidbits that you may have missed while you watched Shawshank, and while most have seen the film hundreds of times due to syndication, there’s still so many fine details that you won’t notice until you continuously watch or read up about one of the greatest prison dramas ever made.

Below is a list of things you didn’t already know about The Shawshank Redemption. From alternative casting choices to receiving complaints about animal cruelty, there’s more than just a few secrets about the film »

- Joe Pring

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