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Channel Angelina Jolie's Best Onscreen Looks For Halloween

21 October 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Angelina Jolie has had quite a few memorable roles over the years, which makes her one of the perfect female stars to draw inspiration for movie Halloween costumes. From her '90s cyberpunk look in 1995's Hackers to her fashionable villain look in this year's Maleficent, Jolie's onscreen personas are sure to appeal to a wide range of folks who are in search of a unique disguise. Keep reading to see a few of our favorites, and if you are in the mood for another star's look, check out our roundup of the best pop culture costumes for Halloween. »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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Round-Up: The Walking Dead #1 Variant, Bone Tomahawk Posters, #Horror Trailer, Scream Reunion, The Shelter

10 October 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa commences on October 23rd and Maryland's own Billy Martin (Good Charlotte, Vitriol) illustrated the latest variant of The Walking Dead #1, exclusive only to con-goers. Also: five Bone Tomahawk posters, trailers for #Horror and The Shelter, and details on the Scream cast reunion.

The Walking Dead #1: Press Release: "Tulsa, Okla., October 8, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that illustrator and musician Billy Martin has drawn the 20th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa, October 23-25. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner-Award-winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at »

- Tamika Jones

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Channel Angelina Jolie's Best Onscreen Looks For Halloween

4 October 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Angelina Jolie has had quite a few memorable roles over the years, which makes her one of the perfect female stars to draw inspiration for movie Halloween costumes. From her '90s cyberpunk look in 1995's Hackers to her fashionable villain look in this year's Maleficent, Jolie's onscreen personas are sure to appeal to a wide range of folks who are in search of a unique disguise. Keep reading to see a few of our favorites, and if you are in the mood for another star's look, check out our roundup of the best pop culture costumes for Halloween. Source: Paramount Pictures »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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Interview: Director Iain Softley talks Curve, Hackers and Skeleton Key

25 September 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

We talk to British director Iain Softley about his newest film Curve and a couple of his previous productions – Hackers (1995) and Skeleton Key (2005).

Curve, which played at Frightfest 2015, tells the story of a young woman who becomes trapped in her car after a hitchhiker causes her to crash off the road. The film is currently touring other genre festivals ahead of a limited cinema run and VOD/DVD release. Keep up to date with the tour here: blumhouse.com/films

2015 is the 20th anniversary of cybercrime favourite Hackers (1995) and is enjoying celebratory screening across America and London. Check the PictureHouse website for details of screenings during September and October 2015. 2015 is also the 10th anniversary of voodoo infused horror mystery Skeleton Key (2005). There’s a special screening and Q & A at Picture House Central, London on Monday 2 November 2015.

Check their website for details and tickets www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Picture…ntral »

- Stuart Wright

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7 Highlights From the 20th Anniversary Celebration of 'Hackers,' Including Sequel Talk and Fashion Drama

16 September 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More:  Dinner and a Movie (and Drinks!) is the Future of Movie Theaters: Nitehawk Shows How It's Done Nitehawk, one of Brooklyn’s foremost purveyors of niche indies and cult revivals, took September 15 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the teen cyberpunk thriller "Hackers." The director, Iain Softley, and members of the cast, including Jonny Lee Miller, Renoly Santiago, Laurence Mason and Fisher Stevens, were all in attendance to celebrate the film and its thumping tribute to youth and technology. The movie skids through the streets of New York City to follow a group of young hackers as they attempt to thwart the unleashing of a dangerous computer virus as they are tailed by the secret service and the evil tech genius who developed it. Featuring hacker names like Phantom Phreak, Acid Burn and Crash Override, as well as a young Angelina Jolie, "Hackers" has developed a cult following »

- Aubrey Page

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What happened to the cast of Hackers? Angelina Jolie's '90s cyber classic turns 20

14 September 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Blazing a trail in 1995, Hackers tackled web culture on screen before the internet really took off. The cyber-thriller helped kick-start the career of a major Hollywood A-lister and swiftly became a cult classic thanks to its Hacker Manifesto.

As Hackers celebrates its 20th birthday today (September 15), here's what happened to the six stars who made up the cyber-punk crew.

Angelina Jolie

Hackers handle: Acid Burn

In 1995, Jolie was a fast-rising 20-year-old actress with Cyborg 2 and some big music videos (including Meat Loaf, Lenny Kravitz and The Lemonheads) on her CV. New York Times critic Janet Maslin was non too plussed about Jolie's performance, saying of her character: "Kate stands out. That's because she scowls even more sourly than [her co-stars] and is that rare female hacker who sits intently at her keyboard in a see-through top."

Now, the 40-year-old is an Oscar-winning superstar with humanitarian work spanning more than a decade and »

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Trainspotting cast then and now: Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor might be back to make a Porno

9 September 2015 4:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

News of a possible Trainspotting sequel - based on Irvine Welsh's follow-up novel Porno, released in 2002 - has left us climbing on the ceiling with anticipation. Could director Danny Boyle really wrangle together the cast once more? And could Trainspotting 2 - as they definitely won't call it - live up to the hype?

With the 20th anniversary coming up just next year, here's what Spud and company have been up to since they all chose life...

Digital Spy's Porno poster:

The original Trainspotting poster:

1. Robert Carlyle

Character: Francis "Franco" Begbie

Age then: 33

Age now: 54

Biggest acting gigs since: The Full Monty, The World Is Not Enough, Angela's Ashes and TV's Once Upon A Time, Stargate Universe and 24: Redemption

Carlyle joined forces with Boyle again on The Beach, and worked alongside Samuel L Jackson in 51st State, but his "career highlight" has been directing his first film, The Legend of Barney Thomson, »

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Trainspotting cast then and now: Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor want to make a Porno

9 September 2015 4:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

News of a possible Trainspotting sequel - based on Irvine Welsh's follow-up novel Porno, released in 2002 - has left us climbing on the ceiling with anticipation. Could director Danny Boyle really wrangle together the cast once more? And could Trainspotting 2 - as they definitely won't call it - live up to the hype?

With the 20th anniversary coming up just next year, here's what Spud and company have been up to since they all chose life...

Digital Spy's Porno poster:

The original Trainspotting poster:

1. Robert Carlyle

Character: Francis "Franco" Begbie

Age then: 33

Age now: 54

Biggest acting gigs since: The Full Monty, The World Is Not Enough, Angela's Ashes and TV's Once Upon A Time, Stargate Universe and 24: Redemption

Carlyle joined forces with Boyle again on The Beach, and worked alongside Samuel L Jackson in 51st State, but his "career highlight" has been directing his first film, The Legend of Barney Thomson, »

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Film4 FrightFest 2015 Review – Curve (2015)

2 September 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Curve, 2015

Directed by Iain Softley

Starring Julianne Hough, Teddy Sears

 

Synopsis:

A young woman becomes trapped in her car after a hitchhiker causes her to have an automobile accident.

Jason Blum is the smartest man in Hollywood today. He’s the only man who get is. He has such a strong business model that he’s guaranteed never to fail. He pushes out cheap-to-make horror movies made for a mass market on a budget of $20-$30 million, which turn over $200 million worldwide. From that he can take risks on even lower-budget straight-to-dvd or small-scale releases with the same success rate. The latest in this plan is Curve, from Hackers and Skeleton Key director Iain Softley. But the movie isn’t quite as good as Mr. Blum’s business model.

While driving to across the country to her wedding, a young woman (Julianne Hough) is attacked by a seemingly handsome and charming man. »

- Luke Owen

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Curve review [FrightFest 2015]: “Squanders its best idea in favour of your usual horror fluff”

1 September 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Curve review: One third an alright film, one third set-up, and one third awful… Curve review

Director: Iain Softley

Cast: Julianne Hough, Teddy Sears, Madalyn Horcher, Penelope Mitchell, Drew Rausch

Certificate: Tbd

Running Time: 86 Minutes

Synopsis: A woman intentionally crashes her car to escape the clutches of a creepy hitchhiker. She ends up getting trapped, and must survive using her limited surroundings.

Directors and writers just love stretching their mind by slapping characters in very small spaces they just can’t get out from. Phone Booth, Buried, and Locke are just some of the examples in an ever expanding sub-genre of films where it can be boiled down to the actor’s name in a (fill in the blank). Now Hackers Iain Softley, tries his hand at a tense and unnerving thriller by trapping lead actress Julianne Hough, upside down in a crashed car with her leg stuck.

Again, the idea is simple, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Frightfest 2015: ‘Curve’ Review

31 August 2015 4:25 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Julianne Hough, Teddy Sears, Madalyn Horcher, Penelope Mitchell, Drew Rausch | Written by Kimberly Lofstrom Johnson, Lee Patterson | Directed by Iain Softley

If I wanted to watch The Hitcher, I’d watch The Hitcher. If I wanted to watch 127 Hours, I’d watch 127 Hours. If I wanted to watch Buried, I’d watch Buried. I certainly wouldn’t sit through Curve again.

Another movie from the Blumhouse production line, Curve is the latest film from director Iain Softley, whose directorial career consists of one good movie, Backbeat; one cult movie, Hackers; and a whole heap of decidely average ones. Apparently he got the gig directing this film thanks to his 2005 effort The Skeleton Key which, like this film, is another example of the generic, housewife-friendly horror that is not made for the type of crowd that attend Frightfest each and every year. Which makes it all the more odd that »

- Phil Wheat

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Comic-Con 2015: Scream Factory Announces ‘Inside Look’ Panel

24 June 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In addition to getting their Blu-ray horror and sci-fi fix from Shout! Factory's booth #4118 at this year's Comic-Con, fans can also experience exciting future Scream Factory title announcements at the "Inside Look" panel taking place Friday, July 10th at 7:30pm in Room 24Abc:

Press Release: "Now a mainstay at San Diego Comic-Con International, Shout! Factory returns to the convention in 2015 with a dynamic line-up sure to delight pop culture enthusiasts of all ages. Shout! Factory is a leading multi-platform entertainment company, and its Comic-Con offerings, which span its popular Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids and Scream Factory™ brands, are sure to please devoted fans of popular home entertainment properties, collectors and pop culture enthusiasts alike. This year, Shout! Factory unveils an exciting panel event, new home entertainment products, Comic-Con exclusives and engaging booth activities. Fans and attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at the Shout! Factory »

- Derek Anderson

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What's your favourite Angelina Jolie movie? Tomb Raider, Changeling, Hackers

4 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Angelina Jolie celebrates her 40th birthday today (June 4), and to mark the occasion here at Digital Spy we've rifled through our DVD collections to pick out our favourite Jolie films.

Remember her breakthrough with Hackers way back in the '90s? How about the ass-kicking turn in Tomb Raider or her soulful performance in A Mighty Heart? Read on to find out our Jolie favourites then have your say on her best big screen roles in the comments below...

Tomb Raider - Matt Hill (Deputy Editor)

With Hackers already spoken for, and Morgan Freeman's ridiculous 'loom of fate' ruining the otherwise rather decent Wanted, Jolie's turn as gaming icon Lara Croft looms largest over her career for me – largest in that it's still somehow seen as a rather huge mistake that she inexplicably recovered from. That reputation is one really worth reassessing, though. Sure, Jolie only narrowly missed out »

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Why 1995 Was the Best Year in Movie History

30 April 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Click here for a complete list of our essays. When I picked this year, it was under the mistaken assumption that we were writing on the best film of a year, and not the best film year in general. But having realized the mistake, I stand by my choice.  1995 is still the best! Straight up: 1995 wins, because Todd Haynes’s “[Safe]" is still my favorite film to have come out since, Idk, I’ve been alive. It’s deeply self-conscious about genre, while still managing to not really resemble anything I’ve ever seen. It’s the perfect film about L.A.; about how space is mobilized in cinema; about the environment; about Gothic horror; about white femininity; about film bodies; about falling in love in the movies. It’s Todd Motherf*#@$^ Haynes’s best film. »

- Jane Hu

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’24’ and ‘Spanking The Monkey’ actress Alberta Watson passes away at 60

23 March 2015 2:36 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Character actress Alberta Watson passed away on Saturday due to cancer, her agent has reported. Watson was 60.

Watson began her acting career in Canada with national broadcaster CBC, gaining notice for a key role in the 1978 feature In Praise of Older Women. Watson went on to a variety of roles in movies such as 1981’s Black Mirror and 1983’s The Keep, as well as guest stints on shows such as Kane & Abel.

Watson got her first major television role in Buck James, following that up with guest appearances on shows such as The Equalizer and Street Legal. As the 90s came around, she became a more prominent fixture in television, appearing on shows such as Law & Order and The Outer Limits. Watson also appeared in David O. Russell’s 1994 feature Spanking the Monkey, garnering acclaim for her role of Susan Aibelli. She followed that up with roles in the 1995 feature Hackers, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Alberta Watson, Star of ‘La Femme Nikita,’ ’24,’ Dies at 60

23 March 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Alberta Watson, the Canadian actress who starred in USA Network’s “La Femme Nikita” as Madeline, the ruthless, Machiavellian second-in-command of secret agency Section One, recurred on the CW’s reboot series “Nikita” as Senator Madeline Pierce and memorably appeared as the mother in David O. Russell’s first film, “Spanking the Monkey,” died Saturday at a Toronto hospice. She was 60 and had fought a long battle with cancer.

La Femme Nikita” ran on USA from 1997-2001. Watson was also a series regular as director of CTU Los Angeles Erin Driscoll during season four of Fox’s “24.” Earlier she was a season regular on the brief 1987 ABC drama “Buck James.”

The actress also had a long career in films, especially in her native Canada. In Russell’s “Spanking the Monkey,” she played the bedridden mother to Jeremy Davies’ sullen, priapic teen; the two eventually have a sexual encounter. She won »

- Carmel Dagan

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Alberta Watson, Star of ‘La Femme Nikita,’ ’24,’ Dies at 60

23 March 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alberta Watson, the Canadian actress who starred in USA Network’s “La Femme Nikita” as Madeline, the ruthless, Machiavellian second-in-command of secret agency Section One, recurred on the CW’s reboot series “Nikita” as Senator Madeline Pierce and memorably appeared as the mother in David O. Russell’s first film, “Spanking the Monkey,” died Saturday at a Toronto hospice. She was 60 and had fought a long battle with cancer.

La Femme Nikita” ran on USA from 1997-2001. Watson was also a series regular as director of CTU Los Angeles Erin Driscoll during season four of Fox’s “24.” Earlier she was a season regular on the brief 1987 ABC drama “Buck James.”

The actress also had a long career in films, especially in her native Canada. In Russell’s “Spanking the Monkey,” she played the bedridden mother to Jeremy Davies’ sullen, priapic teen; the two eventually have a sexual encounter. She won »

- Carmel Dagan

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Colin Farrell Says ‘Well-Hung’ Ewan McGregor 'Should Be Proud'

29 January 2015 8:32 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Colin Farrell isn't ashamed to talk about his co-star Ewan McGregor's private parts.

In a new interview with Nylon Guys, the 38-year-old True Detective star -- who worked with Ewan in 2007's Cassandra's Dream -- is making it clear that the Scottish actor's not lacking down there.

"I don't think Ewan is as proud of his penis as most men who are as well-hung would -- or should -- or could be," Farrell jokes to the magazine. "I think that's the greatest demonstration of his innate humility, that he doesn't wear it like a badge of honor."

Photos: Stars In Their Underwear

Ewan, 43, is looking as handsome as ever on the cover of Nylon Guys, in which he also opens up about hanging with A-listers Angelina Jolie and Jude Law in the late '90s in London, when the actors were all on the brink of hitting the big time.

Nylon Magazine »

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Awfully Good: Hackers + Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (Video)

14 January 2015 1:51 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Michael Mann's techno-thriller Blackhat is getting dumped in January, which means it probably doesn't hold a candle to… Hackers (1995) Director: Iain Softley Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Matthew Lillard Crash Override, Acid Burn, Phantom Phreak, Cereal Killer, and Lord Nikon must stop The Plague from unleashing the Da Vinci virus and framing them for the crime. That should all make sense if you watch the movie. To be honest, »

- Jason Adams

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Syfy Developing Documentary Series Hackers

5 January 2015 12:42 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Syfy has announced that it will be developing a documentary series, Hackers, with Relativity Television (Catfish: The TV Series), to add to its ever-expanding slate of reality programming.  Using "sophisticated digital graphics," the show will look to do something that AMC's Halt and Catch Fire couldn't quite manage: to make someone working on a computer look exciting.  Hit the jump for how things have changed since Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie were Hackers in 1995.  Syfy is a channel that has never been afraid to throw things at the wall and see what sticks.  Some of its scripted programming is terrible (Dominion) while other series show promise (Helix, Ascension).  Its reality programming follows a similar dichotomy, although just within two categories: the paranormal (Ghost HuntersHaunted Highway) and the super nerdy (Heroes of Cosplay, Wizard Wars). The Hackers TV show will most likely fall into the latter.  According to a press release for the show, »

- Allison Keene

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