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Doug Jones & Sarah Lancaster Discuss The Terror Of Hallow’S Eve in Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video

8 August 2017 3:22 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

He's known as Billy from Hocus Pocus, Abe Sapien from the Hellboy films, and Pale Man to name a few, and in the new horror film The Terror of Hallow's Eve, Doug Jones plays Scarecrow, and you can watch him and actress Sarah Lancaster discuss what attracted them to Todd Tucker's latest film in our exclusive behind-the-scenes video.

From Illusion Industries Inc., The Terror Of Hallow's Eve will premiere at London's FrightFest on August 28th. Below, we have full details on the film, as well as the trailer and our exclusive behind-the-scenes video.

Press Release: Los Angeles, California – (July 17, 2017) Leading Special Makeup FX studio Illusion Industries Inc. will premiere horror feature The Terror Of Hallow’s Eve at this year’s FrightFest, which takes place in London, UK, August 24 - 29. The Terror Of Hallow’s Eve combines mind bending practical effects, 1980s nostalgia and a relatable story with a »

- Derek Anderson

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Jim Carrey Gives an Amazing Performance In ‘The Bad Batch,’ But He Won’t Talk About It

30 June 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jim Carrey’s career has zigged and zagged in a number of directions over the years, but he’s never taken a role as strange as the one he tackles in “The Bad Batch.” The actor surfaces early in Ana Lily Amirpour’s dystopian Western, almost unrecognizable beneath a scruffy beard, and never speaks a single word. While he only appears in a handful of scenes, The Hermit is one of a few memorably outlandish characters in Amirpour’s dark vision, a silent, nomadic figure who roams the desert with a shopping cart and winds up rescuing the film’s amputee heroine (Suki Waterhouse) after she escapes a gang of cannibals.

This cool and risky performance is a world away from the hyperbolic delivery of Ace Ventura, and suggests the physicality of slapstick comedy folded into a post-apocalyptic milieu. But so far, Carrey hasn’t said a word about it. »

- Eric Kohn

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Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow Have Officially Been the Couple You Want to Be For 20 Years

28 June 2017 5:09 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow are not only one of the funniest couples in Hollywood, but they've also produced two talented daughters who are poised to take over. Leslie and Judd have a tendency to make you envious of their relationship, not just because they are adorable and seem very real and normal, but also because they've now been married for 20 years! The two celebrated the milestone anniversary in June, and have been laughing - and working - together all along. In fact, they met on the set of The Cable Guy, when Leslie was auditioning and Judd was on the project as a producer. "There goes the future Mrs. Apatow," Judd remembered saying about her. "I had a soul connection instantly. I meant it. That's why I remember it." Once you get over how cute that is, spend some time seeing how in sync these two have been ever since then. »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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Why Ben Stiller Put His Comedy Career On Hold After ‘Zoolander 2’

21 June 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A year ago, most people would have assumed that Ben Stiller was in director’s jail, suffering from the critical and commercial failure of “Zoolander 2,” in which he also starred. Instead, he went to television. Holed up in his Red Hour Films studio in Los Angeles, Stiller’s currently developing the Showtime miniseries “Escape From Dannemora,” with the intention of directing all eight episodes. And when he takes a break, it’s not for another “Night at the Museum” movie. He’s heading to a film festival.

For over 20 years, the Nantucket Film Festival has benefited from the support of Stiller and his famous family, including his parents Jerry Stiller and late mother Anne Meara, emphasizing two areas that Ben Stiller knows well: Comedy and screenwriting. At Nantucket, he regularly hosts the All-Star Comedy Roundtable — but this year, perhaps signaling his shift in focus, he’s hosting the Screenwriter Tribute, which will honor “Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy.

See More Storytelling, Of All Kinds, Showcased at the Nantucket Film Festival

Tom McCarthy for me epitomizes the kind of smart and emotional character-oriented storyteller that movie industry needs today,” he said in an interview ahead of the festival. “I think it’s important — in this day of huge, effects-driven franchises — to support and celebrate human stories that don’t center on aliens or robots.”

Much of Stiller’s recent work reflects that ethos. In May, he appeared in Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Collected”), a well-received dramedy that marked his first collaboration with the filmmaker since “While We Were Young.” It was a welcome return to one of the best actor-director relationships in Stiller’s filmography, one that taps into his penchant for affable klutzes without devolving into cheap jokes.

“I’m happy someone is making the edgy, character-oriented dramas and comedies that are the kinds of movies I grew up watching,” Stiller said. “I hope the studios will get with that program.”

In the meantime, he has embraced the changing landscape: His next starring role comes with “Brad’s Status,” writer-director Mike White’s new Amazon-produced feature, and “The Meyerowitz Stories” will premiere on Netflix later this year.

Like a lot of people, he’s not thrilled with Netflix’s day-and-date model, which minimizes the theatrical life of its movies in favor of appealing home viewers. “I love movies and want to see those kinds of movies in the theater,” he said, but acknowledged the realities of a marketplace that has increasingly allowed for more sophisticated storytelling with the new digital platforms — and, again, television. “Most of our projects are smaller budget and independent-oriented,” he said, addressing the productions currently being developed at Red Hour. “It’s harder to get those movies made now. Thankfully, television is a place for that now.”

He won’t directly acknowledge it, but the response to “Zoolander 2,” with its sophomoric humor and at least one broad joke that offended the Lgbtq community, seems to have driven him back to the more substantial side of his career. Stiller’s been through career crises — cult hit “The Cable Guy” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” weren’t exactly blockbuster successes — but this time, he has a range of work in the pipeline that taps into his penchant for more dramatic fare. “Escape from Dannemora,” which focuses on the real-life prison break by inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat in upstate New York, suggests an underlying desire to exercise his filmmaking chops with serious, engaging material.

As a director, Stiller is more auteur than meets the eye. Starting with “Reality Bites” in 1994, he has continually focused on desperate, self-involved Americans driven to neurotic extremes by the boundaries that society places on them. That theme took on cartoonish extremes in the undervalued “Cable Guy” and an ambitious lyrical depth in “Walter Mitty,” while the first “Zoolander” turned the absurd competitive agendas of the fashion industry inside out. The sequel simply took that joke too far, but it may have been necessary to draw Stiller back to the kind of projects that suit him best. “I think I’m more interested in movies I can relate to on a personal level,” he said.

That has extended to his interest in new talent. Asked to single some of the rising filmmakers he admires, he started by citing young screenwriters — Michael Mitnik, whose Alfonso Gomez-Rejon-directed “The Current War” comes out later this year, and Isaac Adamson, whose Blacklist screenplay “Bubbles” (about Michael Jackson’s famous chimp) is currently being produced by Netflix. He’s also keen on the writing contributions to “Dannemora” by Brett Johnson, whose previous credits are primarily in television.

So where does that leave Stiller’s career in comedy? “Right now, we are in couples therapy,” he said. “But I am optimistic.”

The Nantucket Film Festival runs June 21 – 26.

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- Eric Kohn

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Ben Stiller and Benicio del Toro announce TV prison drama

5 June 2017 12:04 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jun 5, 2017

Showtime is pressing ahead with Escape At Dannemora, a prison break drama directed by Ben Stiller, starring Benicio del Toro...

Here's an exciting one: Ben Stiller, cinematic icon and director of Zoolander, The Cable Guy, Tropic Thunder and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, has announced a TV team-up with Benicio del Toro.

Stiller will direct and del Toro will star in Escape At Dannemora, an eight-hour limited series from Showtime, about a real-life New York prison break from 2015. Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano are among the supporting cast.

Collider shares this spiel from the official press release...

"Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison, who masterminds the escape. Arquette will play Tilly Mitchell, a working class, married woman who supervises the prison tailor shop and becomes sexually involved with both convicts, inducing her to assist them with their escape. »

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Paul Dano joins Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' limited series

2 June 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Production on Showtime title will begin later this year at the actual locations in upstate New York.

Showtime has given a production order to Ben Stiller’s Escape At Dannemora, an eight-hour limited series starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and new cast member Paul Dano

The limited series is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in summer 2015 that sparked a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled. 

Stiller will serve as executive producer and direct all eight episodes. Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin will write and also serve as executive producers alongside Stiller, Bryan Zuriff, Michael De Luca via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions.

Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison who masterminds the escape.  

Arquette will play »

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Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' ordered at Showtime

2 June 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paul Dano joins cast. Production will begin later this year at the actual locations in upstate New York.

Showtime has given a production order to Ben Stiller’s Escape At Dannemora, a new eight-hour limited series starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and Paul Dano

The limited series is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in summer 2015 that sparked a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled. 

Stiller will serve as executive producer and direct all eight episodes. Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin will write and also serve as executive producers alongside Stiller, Bryan Zuriff, Michael De Luca via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions.

Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison who masterminds the escape.  

Arquette will play »

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Brad Grey’s Legacy: 12 Hits He Produced, From ‘The Sopranos’ to ‘The Departed’ (Photos)

15 May 2017 8:55 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Brad Grey’s credits include many hit TV series and Award-winning films. He also co-founded Brillstein-Grey and Plan B Executive producer on “Real Time with Bill Maher” (2006 to 2017) Executive producer on “The Sopranos” (1999 to 2007) Producer on “The Departed” (2006) which won the Academy Award for Best Picture Producer on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005) Executive producer on “Scary Movie” (2000) Executive producer on “Happy Gilmore” (1996) Executive producer on “The Cable Guy” (1996) Executive producer on “Politically Incorrect” (1996 to 2002) Executive producer on “The Steve Harvey Show” (1996 to 2002) Executive producer on “NewsRadio” (1995 to 1999) Executive producer on “The Larry Sanders Show” (1992 »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Third Trailer For Cars 3 Hits The Web! Could This Be The End For McQueen?

27 April 2017 8:43 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

We've seen Lighting McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, win his first Piston Cup in the first Cars film, then we saw him race around Europe in the World Gran Prix in Cars 2. Now we have come full circle, as the next generation of racers seem to be imposing their will and winning races. Yesterday, Disney released the third trailer for Cars 3 which is set to be released on June 16th, 2017.

Check it out below.

Looks like McQueen going to have to deal with the idea of retiring. The voices around him are pressuring him to call it a career, which of course McQueen is not happy about. The pressure is mounting as a new race car named Jackson Storm, voiced by Armie Hammer, is crushing speed records and taking the sport by storm. Meanwhile, in one of McQueen's latest races he has wrecked and uncertain if he will race again. »

- Emmanuel Gomez

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‘I.T.’ Review

9 March 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, James Frecheville, Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott, Jason Barry, Brian F. Mulvey, Martin Hindy, Clare-Hope Ashitey, David McSavage | Written by Dan Kay, William Wisher | Directed by John Moore

When his daughter complains about their home’s dodgy Internet connection, high-flying executive Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) brings in I.T. guy Ed (James Frecheville). Overestimating the breadth of their friendship – by assuming that they have one – the spurned tech guy turns stalker, using his computer skills to infiltrate and attack the family on every level. They’re gonna need a better firewall.

It may have a grizzled, craggy former James Bond as the lead, but this is no Taken riff. In spite of its ultra high-tech trappings, I.T. is a remarkably old-fashioned stalker movie, reminiscent of the likes of Prey, Pacific Heights, One Hour Photo or, um, The Cable Guy. It’s the sort of thing you might see Nicolas Cage »

- Joel Harley

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Jim Carrey: a salute to his darker roles

9 January 2017 12:40 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Robin Bell Jan 13, 2017

Jim Carrey proved his acting range in the late 90s and 2000s. We salute the likes of The Truman Show, The Cable Guy and Man On The Moon.

You know you're a fan of something when that fandom is put to the test. Did you stick with Community when Dan Harmon wasn't writing it? During the barren 90s did you cling onto the hope that Doctor Who would return and be fantastic? Those moments when your patience and perseverance are tested are what make the privilege of being a fan important.

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Though I have to admit, in recent years, admitting to being a Jim Carrey fan has been more difficult than it used to be. Long gone are the youthful days when hits such as Ace Ventura, »

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