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No Tarantino, no Statham and no Fellini … what films should you never watch on an airplane?

18 May 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

People love watching films at 30,000 feet. But are they watching the wrong ones? Almost certainly

Few decisions in life are more difficult than selecting which movie to watch on an airplane. This is especially true if you are a bona fide film aficionado, a moviegoer with high standards. In this case, you must act judiciously, taking preemptive measures against the airline itself.

If you wait until you have taken your seat before deciding what you are going to watch, you have left yourself at the mercy of the airline, and deserve whatever happens to you. The viewing menu will invariably include a wide array of films you have already seen and do not need to see again. Things like North by Northwest and The Shawshank Redemption and Dumb and Dumber.

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- Joe Queenan

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Scott Derrickson Will Direct TNT’s ‘Snowpiercer’, Which Will Star ‘Hamilton’ Actor Daveed Diggs

17 May 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

For me, TNT has always been the channel I turn to when nothing else is on and I’m looking for a familiar film to serve as background noise. I mean, how many times can one network possibly air The Shawshank Redemption? My guess is they’ve set the record, and second place isn’t even close. The network has had its […]

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- Ben Pearson

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The 20 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century, From ’28 Days Later’ to ‘Get Out’

12 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We live in scary times that can often feel like lot more unsettling than any fictional horror movie, but some of the best horror movies tap into real world terrors — and that’s especially true of the highlights from the last two decades of the genre, one of the most varied in its history. From graphic depictions of gory showdowns to subtler looks at psychological dread, the best horror movies of the 21st century typically focused on a handful of people struggling to survive a dark force beyond their comprehension. Who can’t relate to that? Here are 20 of the most potent examples, ranked from top to bottom.

20. “The Descent” (2005)

Neil Marshall’s economical monster movie takes place almost exclusively within the confines of a shadowy cave and the terrible, terrible things lurking within it. After a gradual beginning in which coworkers and friends venture into a cave during their »

- David Ehrlich and Eric Kohn

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Lead Role Cast for Stephen King & J.J. Abrams’ Castle Rock Series

11 May 2017 10:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Back in February, Hulu gave Stephen King fans quite a surprise when they released a teaser video for Castle Rock, a new series set in the world of Stephen King's fictional universe that has spanned many novels and short stories. While much of the series' specific details remain shrouded in mystery, the first casting news for the upcoming show has now been announced.

Variety reports that André Holland (recently seen as Matt Miller in American Horror Story: Roanoke and Kevin in the Oscar-winner Moonlight) has been cast in the lead role for Castle Rock. Holland will play "Henry, a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history in the town," the town presumably being Castle Rock, Maine.

Production on the 10-episode first season of Castle Rock is expected to start this year, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, »

- Derek Anderson

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Rooster Teeth Adds Guest Star William Sadler & More To ‘Day 5’ Cast — Exclusive

10 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Rooster Teeth, the production company behind the popular digital series “Lazer Team” and “Red Vs. Blue,” announced today five new actors joining the cast of their first live-action drama, the post-apocalyptic thriller, “Day 5.”

William Sadler, who played Heywood in “The Shawshank Redemption” and more recently appeared in “Iron Man 3,” will play The Sandman, an elusive leader of a desert camp who is rumored to have found a way to sleep. He is joined by Jake Busey (“Starship Troopers”), son of Gary Busey, and new recurring cast additions Ryan Cooper (“Rough Night”), Electra Avellan (“The Son”) and Adriene Mishler (“Joe”).

Read More: ‘Day 5’ Review: Rooster Teeth’s Post-Apocalyptic Drama Thrills (And Kills)

Day 5” follows a group of survivors reeling in the wake of a mysterious event that causes sleep to become deadly. With snappy dialogue and unexpected depth, the series feels like “Lost” on drugs, or “The »

- Jude Dry

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Rooster Teeth Adds Guest Star William Sadler & More To ‘Day 5’ Cast — Exclusive

10 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Rooster Teeth, the production company behind the popular digital series “Lazer Team” and “Red Vs. Blue,” announced today five new actors joining the cast of their first live-action drama, the post-apocalyptic thriller, “Day 5.”

William Sadler, who played Heywood in “The Shawshank Redemption” and more recently appeared in “Iron Man 3,” will play The Sandman, an elusive leader of a desert camp who is rumored to have found a way to sleep. He is joined by Jake Busey (“Starship Troopers”), son of Gary Busey, and new recurring cast additions Ryan Cooper (“Rough Night”), Electra Avellan (“The Son”) and Adriene Mishler (“Joe”).

Read More: ‘Day 5’ Review: Rooster Teeth’s Post-Apocalyptic Drama Thrills (And Kills)

Day 5” follows a group of survivors reeling in the wake of a mysterious event that causes sleep to become deadly. With snappy dialogue and unexpected depth, the series feels like “Lost” on drugs, or “The »

- Jude Dry

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More on It’s Chilling New Trailer That Debuted at the MTV Movie and TV Awards

9 May 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Stephen King adaptations have always been a mixed bag.  Since they’re sold off to the highest bidder, rather than to anybody with integrity or vision, you end up with the widest possible range in quality: everything from certified classics like The Shawshank Redemption to best forgotten dreck like The Lawnmower Man. Although fondly remembered for playing host to Tim Curry’s career-defining turn as Pennywise the clown, the 1990 It miniseries falls firmly into that second category.  Outside of Curry’s nightmarish growl, there never really was much to praise from that adaptation.  The scares were horribly telegraphed, the set design garish

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- Brian Hadsell

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Blu-ray Review – Heat: Director’s Definitive Edition (1995)

9 May 2017 3:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Heat: Director’s Definitive Edition, 1995.

Directed by Michael Mann.

Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, Mykelti Willliamson, Natalie Portman, Amy Brenneman, and Hank Azaria.

Synopsis:

Heat has been released on Blu-ray before in a pretty definitive edition, but this new one features remastered video from a 4K scan supervised by director Michael Mann, along with a new audio mix. The bonus features found on the two-disc DVD and earlier Blu-ray were ported to this edition, which also has two new discussions from 2015 and 2016 with Mann and many of the cast members.

Can a crime drama be considered epic? Sure, movies like The Godfather Parts I and II and Casino would fall into that category, but they’re films that take place over long periods of time that trace a rise-and-fall arc. Heat’s story unfolds along a relatively short timeline, but »

- Brad Cook

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‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit: Judge Sets Summary Judgment Hearing Date And Disclosure Terms

28 April 2017 10:05 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

After months of documents being kept under seal, the public will be able to see a little additional information about AMC Network's agreements with CAA and client Frank Darabont involving mega hit The Walking Dead — which they are contesting at the New York State Supreme Court. Over three years after The Shawshank Redemption director and his agency sued AMC over multi-million dollar profit participation disputes, Justice Eileen Bransten today provided line-by-line… »

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Stephen King’s ‘Firestarter’ Getting A Remake From ‘Get Out’ Producers

28 April 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

To say that veteran horror author Stephen King is having a moment is probably a bit simplistic — he’s one of the most popular and successful authors of all time, and his work has been the source material for classics including “The Shining” and “The Shawshank Redemption,” so it’s pretty rare that he hasn’t been having a moment. But King looks to be more present on screen than ever across 2017 and 2018, even by his prolific standards.

Continue reading Stephen King’s ‘Firestarter’ Getting A Remake From ‘Get Out’ Producers at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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The Shawshank Redemption, The Notebook, Blade Runner and more of our favourite rainy moments in movies!

25 April 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The Shawshank Redemption, The Notebook, Blade Runner and more of our favourite rainy moments in movies!The Shawshank Redemption, The Notebook, Blade Runner and more of our favourite rainy moments in movies!Adriana Floridia4/25/2017 4:51:00 Pm

It was a rainy day here in downtown Toronto, which usually gets us a bit down.

However, once we started thinking about all of the great rainy moments in the movies, we realized that the rain wasn't always a negative. So many epic things have happened in the rain, from memorable kisses to epic battles and dinosaur attacks. We've compiled a top 10 list of the best rainy moments in movies, and we have a feeling that watching it will make you hate the rain a little less. From The Notebook to Blade Runner, here are some of the best rainy day moments in movies! Get out your umbrellas, because we're making it rain! »

- Adriana Floridia

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The Shawshank Redemption, The Notebook, Blade Runner and more of our favourite rainy moments in movies!

25 April 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The Shawshank Redemption, The Notebook, Blade Runner and more of our favourite rainy moments in movies!The Shawshank Redemption, The Notebook, Blade Runner and more of our favourite rainy moments in movies!Adriana Floridia4/25/2017 4:51:00 Pm

It was a rainy day here in downtown Toronto, which usually gets us a bit down.

However, once we started thinking about all of the great rainy moments in the movies, we realized that the rain wasn't always a negative. So many epic things have happened in the rain, from memorable kisses to epic battles and dinosaur attacks. We've compiled a top 10 list of the best rainy moments in movies, and we have a feeling that watching it will make you hate the rain a little less. From The Notebook to Blade Runner, here are some of the best rainy day moments in movies! Get out your umbrellas, because we're making it rain! »

- Adriana Floridia

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Luther creator penning supernatural thriller Inside

24 April 2017 11:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Cross, creator of the BBC crime drama Luther, has signed on to pen the supernatural thriller Inside for 20th Century Fox, Variety has revealed.

The site reports that Inside is described as “The Shawshank Redemption with a supernatural element” and is “set within a modern-day secure facility that’s home to mythological creatures along with a man who’s been unjustly imprisoned.”

Cross’ Hollywood credits include co-writing the screenplay for the horror Mama, as well as penning the upcoming Escape From New York reboot, which has Robert Rodriguez attached to direct. »

- Gary Collinson

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Fox Developing Supernatural Thriller ‘Inside’ With ‘Luther’ Creator Neil Cross

21 April 2017 5:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox is developing the supernatural thriller “Inside,” to be written by British scribe Neil Cross, creator of BBC’s crime drama  “Luther.”

Producers are The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman, who recently teamed up with Fox and  Cross for their “Escape From New York” remake and attached Robert Rodriguez to directing. “Escape From New York” has been in the works at the studio since 2015, when Fox obtained the remake rights. 

Fox beat out several other bidders for the “Inside” project in an auction that was conducted by UTA. Mike Ireland is the Fox executive on “Inside.”

“Inside” is set within a modern-day secure facility that’s home to mythological creatures along with a man who’s been unjustly imprisoned. It’s described as having the feel of “The Shawshank Redemption” but with a supernatural element.

Cross was one of Variety’s 2011 Ten Screenwriters to Watch. His credits »

- Dave McNary

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Ten Movies That Should Never Have Been Box Office Bombs

20 April 2017 5:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Without question the one movie in the history of movies that should have never failed at the box office is The Shawshank Redemption.  I’m pretty sure at this point in the cinematic world everyone would agree that Shawshank is the clear cut winner of amazing movies that ever, ever should have lost money.  Considering it’s literally viewed as one of the top 100 films of all-time that it made so much less at the box office than it cost to make is still a complete mystery. But sometimes that’s what these movies are: mysteries.  Because in reality they are pretty

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- Nat Berman

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The top 25 films (that people have seen more than 5 times)

19 April 2017 1:33 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Apr 20, 2017

What tend to be the highest rated movies, where the criteria is said films have been watched at least five times?

One aside in a recent piece I penned at this site questioned whether films such as The Shawshank Redemption – for some time ranked as the best film of all time by popular vote at the IMDb – were favoured amongst those who’d seen it more than one time. I was questioning whether the films we tend to salute as the greatest – rather than our favourites – are the ones we tend to watch time and time again.

In the same article, for instance, I highlighted Schindler’s List, an excellent film, but not one I see too many people watching on six monthly rotation. That doesn’t make it a lesser film, rather, it’s the kind of movie that I’d imagine most have seen once or twice at best, »

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Cool Videos: Morgan Freeman alters Shawshank narration for Graham Norton

10 April 2017 10:28 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Shawshank Redemption has been so influential over the last 23 years for so many reasons, with one of its bigger contributions being that it gave us "Morgan Freeman the Narrator". His wise, sympathetic and entrancing voice-over has made the man the ultimate narrator, capable of making Twilight on audiobook sound like To Kill a Mockingbird. As Freeman reaffirmed on the Graham Norton show his... Read More »

- Matt Rooney

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'Shawshank Redemption' Oak Tree Cut Down Forever (Photo)

10 April 2017 9:39 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The giant oak tree where Morgan Freeman found Andy's note at the end of "The Shawshank Redemption" was cut down this weekend ... and will probably be made into a table. A co-owner of the Ohio property where the tree sat decided to pull the trigger ... or fire up the tractor, actually -- to rip up what remained of the 200-year-old oak. It was famously damaged back in 2011 when high winds knocked it over. It suffered »

- TMZ Staff

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Great use of Music in Movies: “Layla” in Goodfellas

8 April 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

I’ve mentioned before that Goodfellas is easily in my top 5 when it comes to favorite movies of all-time.  There are only two movies in the entire world that I’ll always mention are in my top 5, a list that always seems to evolve but these two movies always stay there:  Goodfellas and The Shawshank Redemption.  While these two films are entirely different, who cares?  They’re both incredible.  When it comes to Goodfellas, there’s pretty much nothing to dislike about this movie. The acting is incredible.  The directing is amazing.  How Scorsese got snubbed that year is beyond me.  I

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- Nat Berman

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Morgan Freeman Channels ‘Shawshank’ Character in Hilarious ‘Graham Norton Show’ Narration (Video)

8 April 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Morgan Freeman has lent his voice to many films and TV series during his career, but his narration of the iconic film “The Shawshank Redemption” put him on the map as one of the greatest film narrators of all time. That’s why Graham Norton asked the 79-year-old actor to narrate a “Shawshank” mash-up during his show on Friday night, on which Freeman appeared with his “Going in Style” costar Michael Caine. After some hesitation, the actor, who has been said to have one of the greatest voices of all time, agreed — and it quickly turned into a hilarious bit. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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