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10 Future A-List Actors Who Made Horror Movies

10 Future A-List Actors Who Made Horror Movies
We all have to start somewhere, right? Despite its history of cinema classics and major box office success, the horror genre is often maligned as somehow less worthy of respect than other types of films. For whatever reason, it's not as easy to get an A-list actor to headline a horror movie as it should be. But beggars can't be choosers. Plenty of Oscar-nomintaed thespians had no problem making horror flicks on the way up. Today, we're looking at 10 future A-List actors who made horror movies before they became big time celebrities.

Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger

There may be no greater example of the phenomenon we're talking about here than the fourth film in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, which starred two future A-list actors and is demonstrative of the shrewd and cynical strategies of Hollywood. In 1994, relative unknowns Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger had already been in Dazed and Confused
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Trey Edward Shults interview: It Comes At Night, Jeff Nichols, movie marketing and more

Simon Brew Jul 7, 2017

Trey Edward Shults tells us about It Comes At Night, its dark history, and odd marketing...

In amongst the bustle of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Despicable Me 3 screenings in

UK

cinemas this weekend is the distinctly unsettling and powerful It Comes At Night. A film marketed, not entirely fairly, as a horror, it’s from writer/director Trey Edward Shults. He wrote the movie following the death of his father, a parent from whom he was estranged until his dying days. That extraordinary, impactful backdrop underpins the film, and was the logical starting point for our conversation.

I’ve been reading quite a lot since sitting through your film. In particular, that the movie was a response to your relationship with your late father. I’m sorry to bring it up, but it resonates through so much of the film once you know that. I read that
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Joel Schumacher Apologizes for Batman and Robin 20 Years Later

Joel Schumacher Apologizes for Batman and Robin 20 Years Later
Batman has had an interesting history on screen. The character goes from huge highs, like The Dark Knight, to pretty big lows, like Batman & Robin, a movie that many consider to be one of the worst superhero movies of all time. Now, the man responsible for that dreadful disaster of a Batman movie, director Joel Schumacher, has officially apologized for making it.

In honor (is honor the right word?) of Batman & Robin turning twenty this year, Vice spoke with Joel Schumacher about his time with the Batman franchise. One of the first things he did while talking to the publication was straight-up say sorry for Batman & Robin.

"Look, I apologize. I want to apologize to every fan that was disappointed because I think I owe them that."

Joel Schumacher now joins George Clooney, who played Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman & Robin, who also apologized publicly for the movie. It is
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Neon, Vice Buy ‘Beach Bum’ With Matthew McConaughey

Neon and Vice have pre-bought U.S. rights to Harmony Korine’s “The Beach Bum,” with Matthew McConaughey. The comedy about the misadventures of a lovable rogue (who else but the former Wooderson, McConaughey). It marks Korine’s follow-up to “Spring Breakers.”

Production will begin this fall. The film will hit theaters in 2018.

Korine will write, as well as direct. In addition to “Spring Breakers,” he wrote the script for “Kids,” the 1995 look at sexually active teens that pushed buttons. McConaughey won an Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club” and has starred in “Interstellar” and “A Time to Kill.” He will next appear in “The Dark Tower,” a Stephen King adaptation, and “White Boy Rick,” a crime drama.

LeGrisbi Productions’ John Lesher, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Iconoclast’s Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar and Nicolas Lhermitte will produce. The film is executive produced by Tom Quinn and Tim League for Neon and Shane Smith,
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The Best They Ever Looked: Matthew Mcconaughey in “A Time to Kill”

When you take a moment to look back on the career of Matthew Mcconaughey I think that you have to look at it from two perspectives: pre and post Dallas Buyers Club. I’ve made the argument numerous times that his award winning performance in this film, while amazing, permanently changed his face. Mcconaughey is still a handsome guy but there’s just something gaunt about him ever since he lost considerable weight to make that film. When you look at Mcconaughey pre Dallas Buyers Club that’s when his face was fuller and I personally think more handsome. But what film did

The Best They Ever Looked: Matthew Mcconaughey in “A Time to Kill
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Akiva Goldsman to direct Firestarter remake for Blumhouse

Author: Scott Davis

Another Stephen King novel is getting the remake treatment with news that Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures are readying a new version of Firestarter (via The Daily Dead).

The original novel, published in 1981, was made into a feature film in 1984 by Mark Lester (Commando) and starred Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet, The Wedding Singer) in the lead role. Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney, David Kieth and Heather Locklear co-starred and grossed over $17million domestically.

For the remake, Blumhouse have secured Akiva Goldsman (A New York Winters Tale) to direct the film after recently helming Stephanie for the production company and which debuted this week at the Overlook Film Festival. Goldsman is an Academy Award Winning writer for his work on A Beautiful Mind and has also scribed a wide range of films including the upcoming The Dark Tower, Angels & Demons, Batman and Robin, and A Time To Kill.
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Anyone Else Think Matthew McConaughey’s Never Looked the Same Since Dallas Buyers Club?

In my opinion there are two Matthew McConaughey’s. There’s pre-Oscar McConaughey and post-Oscar McConaughey. The pre-Oscar Matthew is the “hot” Matthew McConaughey. It’s the guy who was in romantic comedies. It’s the guy who was in A Time To Kill. It’s Dazed and Confused “Alright Alright Alright” McConaughey. It’s basically the guy that every other guy wanted to be. The “peak condition” Matthew McConaughey we all came to know and love is the guy you see in the picture below. Now, just to prove I’m right I’m going to point you to a movie where McConaughey should have been back

Anyone Else Think Matthew McConaughey’s Never Looked the Same Since Dallas Buyers Club?
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Watch Samuel L. Jackson Revive His Pulp Fiction and Jurassic Park Characters

Watch Samuel L. Jackson Revive His Pulp Fiction and Jurassic Park Characters
One of the regular features on The Late Late Show With James Corden is called Role Call, where the host will recreate a number of iconic scenes with his guest that evening. Earlier this week, the iconic Samuel L. Jackson appeared on the show, and being the good sport that he is, agreed to take part in that night's Role Call, where the actor revisited his beloved Jules Winnfield character from Quentin Tarantino's indie classic Pulp Fiction. Throughout this 11-minute video, the star revisited a number of his most indelible performances, with the help of some props, wigs and fake backdrops.

The 11-minute video was posted on The Late Late Show's YouTube page, which begins with Jules Winnfield's iconic Biblical speech, and has James Corden playing the role of John Travolta's Vincent Vega. They then quickly transition to another early scene in the film where Vincent Vega
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Samuel L Jackson Acts Out His Entire Film Career in 11 Minutes With James Corden (Video)

Samuel L Jackson Acts Out His Entire Film Career in 11 Minutes With James Corden (Video)
The great Samuel L. Jackson joined James Corden on Wednesday’s “Late Late Show” to relive his entire film career in about 11 minutes. Of course, the whole thing had to start with that incredible Biblical scene and dialogue from “Pulp Fiction.” Corden’s John Travolta didn’t have much to do but stand there — until the Royale With Cheese talk started in a live bonus clip. “Shaft,” “Coming to America,” “A Time to Kill,” “Do the Right Thing,” “Jurassic Park” and so, so many more movies from Jackson’s lengthy filmography were represented in the equally long sketch. Also Read: Samuel L Jackson Criticizes.
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Samuel L. Jackson, James Corden Recreate Pulp Fiction, Jurassic Park, Snakes on a Plane, Django and More

Samuel L. Jackson, James Corden Recreate Pulp Fiction, Jurassic Park, Snakes on a Plane, Django and More
There’s no question what’s in Samuel L. Jackson’s wallet once you realize that the ubiquitous film star has been in practically every movie.

On Wednesday, Jackson — who is currently promoting Kong: Skull Island — partook in The Late Late Show With James Corden‘s signature “Role Call” segment, which enlists A-list talent to revisit their filmography via green-screen-enhanced reenactments all shot in one take.

VideosTom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Corden Recreate Jerry Maguire, Top Gun, Mission: Impossible and More

In total, Jackson and Corden “recreated” scenes (or, in the case of his work as Nick Fury in the Marvel films,
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Matthew McConaughey to Star in Harmony Korine’s New Stoner Comedy ‘The Beach Bum’

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Matthew McConaughey to Star in Harmony Korine’s New Stoner Comedy ‘The Beach Bum’
Following his star turn in “Gold,” actor Matthew McConaughey will star in “The Dark Tower,” an adaptation of Stephen King’s acclaimed series of novels by the same name, but McConaughey already has another film in the pipeline. According to Variety, McConaughey will star in Harmony Korine’s new film “The Beach Bum.” Principal photography is set to begin this July.

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The film follows the adventures of Moondog, “a rebellious and lovable rogue who lives life large,” according to a statement. Producer John Lesher says that, “Harmony has crafted the perfect movie for our dark and serious time — a refreshingly original, irreverent, and hilarious stoner comedy that only he could create.”

Korine first rose to fame writing Larry Clark’s “Kids,” a controversial independent film about a group of New York City teenagers. He later directed films like “Gummo,
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First Crushes, Celibacy and Losing Titanic to Leo! 10 Revelations from Matthew McConaughey’s Playboy Interview

First Crushes, Celibacy and Losing Titanic to Leo! 10 Revelations from Matthew McConaughey’s Playboy Interview
During a recent interview with Playboy, Matthew McConaughey revealed more than ever about his personal life, upbringing and what makes him tick.

Here’s what the Sing star had to say on everything from toying with the idea of becoming a monk to his early-90s romance with Sandra Bullock.

The McConaissance wasn’t about ditching his rom-com days.

After taking some time off following a string of romantic-comedies, McConaughey re-emerged as the leading man in several critically-acclaimed projects.

“I didn’t rebrand in those 18 months; I unbranded,” said the 47-year-old. “I became some people’s good new idea. People
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Listed: Top 5 Matthew McConaughey films

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Listed: Top 5 Matthew McConaughey filmsLISTED: Top 5 Matthew McConaughey filmsAmanda Wood11/4/2016 10:00:00 Am

What’s not to love about Matthew McConaughey? In addition to proving to be an immensely talented actor, he seems like the most chill guy in the business. He’s been a fan favourite for over two decades now, making us laugh, cry, and adopt the slogan “Alright, alright, alright” into everyday conversations.

Today is his 47th birthday, and so there's no better time to look at some of our favourite of his performances. Not to mention that we'll be seeing him again twice over this Christmas, as a koala hosting a singing competition in the animated Sing, and as a man in search for gold in, you guessed it, Gold.

Gold is likely yet another entry in McConaughey’s list of recent films that typically go on to become critical and awards darlings (see Mud, Dallas Buyer’s Club,
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Renee Zellweger Finally Comes to Terms with Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4

Renee Zellweger Finally Comes to Terms with Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4
For over 40 years, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise has held a special spot in the hearts of horror fans, although not all of the movies in this series have been huge hits. For instance, The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre was completed in 1994 and screened at a few film festivals. It was eventually re-edited and released under the new title Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation in 1997, but it didn't fare too well, earning $141,000 from 23 theaters. That movie's other claim to fame is it featured Renee Zelwegger in one of her first starring roles, and two decades later, the actress is finally speaking about her experiences on this movie.

Renee Zelwegger also starred alongside another up and coming young talent, Matthew McConaughey, and both stars had their breakout roles just a few years later in 1996, Renee Zelwegger with Jerry Maguire and Matthew McConaughey with A Time to Kill. Yahoo!
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Another Adaptation of John Grisham’s ‘The Rainmaker’ in the Works at CBS

Another Adaptation of John Grisham’s ‘The Rainmaker’ in the Works at CBS
The 1990s was a good time to be a John Grisham fan. For a decade or so, the author had many of his novels successfully adapted. From The Client, A Time to Kill, The Firm, to even Robert Altman’s shaggy but atmospheric The Gingerbread Man, Hollywood was making some good dramas with Grisham’s material, and […]

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John Grisham’s ‘The Rainmaker’ Gets Adapted Again As New TV Series

In the string of John Grisham adaptations that arrived in the 1990s —legal thrillers like “The Firm,” “The Pelican Brief,” “The Client” and “A Time To Kill“— Francis Ford Coppola‘s “The Rainmaker” starring Matt Damon might be better remembered than “The Chamber,” but it’s still considered to be among the less successful of the lot.

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Samuel L. Jackson talks his creepy character in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Samuel L. Jackson talks his creepy character in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenSamuel L. Jackson talks his creepy character in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenBob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine9/28/2016 11:08:00 Am

Consider, for a moment, the walking, talking (and talking, and talking) literary archive that is Samuel L. Jackson.

The 67-year-old actor, who has more than 160 film and TV productions under his belt, has also brought a veritable library worth of books to life on the big screen, including works by Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), John Grisham (A Time to Kill), Stephen King (1408, Cell) and Edgar Rice Burroughs (The Legend of Tarzan), not to mention multiple passes at comic book great Stan Lee — Jackson plays S.H.I.E.L.D. honcho Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

He even lent his incomparable swearing skills to the audio version of the bestselling children’s book parody Go the F--k to Sleep.
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The evolution of Noel Clarke

Simon Brew Sep 10, 2016

From Doctor Who’s Mickey to a one-man film industry, and Brotherhood. So why doesn’t Noel Clarke get more respect?

Over the past weekend, the final part of Noel Clarke’s The Hood trilogy of movies, Brotherhood, hit big in the UK. The movie has earned £1.98m in its first seven days on release, on just 220 screens. It did so in spite of Clarke at one stage struggling to raise the finance for the film (only two companies ended up putting in tangible offers), and also in spite of it being eight years since the release of its predecessor, Adulthood.

In a summer of box office disappointments, Brotherhood has offered a very welcome contrast.

The box office numbers were being reported as a surprise, and not unreasonably. Rounding off a trilogy that’s been off screen for many years is a gamble, and a trilogy too
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The Dark Tower: Producers Howard and Grazer Talk About The Ambitious Adaptation

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Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have been working together for quite a while. Over thirty years, in fact. In that time, they've figured out how to make some fairly monumental hits, and they've learned the importance of patiently developing concepts for the big screen. One of their upcoming films, The Dark Tower, was one that required plenty of discipline and dedication. In fact, it took several attempts, various producers, and multiple flirtations with different actors to finally get the Stephen King book series to big screen. Many tried and failed to get this thing going, and the process took over 15 years, but Howard and Grazer think they finally figured out how to make The Dark Tower work, not just as a movie, but as a film franchise.

In a chat with Deadline, the mega-producers reveal their way into The Dark Tower, and open up about the process of adapting King's
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Ron Howard And Brian Grazer Address The Dark Tower Story Changes

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The adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower into film form has gone through many permutations. This has subsequently worried fans, drawing into question whether the movie will be truly loyal to the plot and characterization of King’s work. During an interview with Deadline, producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer attempted to address some of those concerns as they traced the film’s inception, some 15 years ago, to its current form.

Howard started the ball rolling as he touched on the very long process of bringing the book to the screen:

Akiva Goldsman first pitched it to me while we were making A Beautiful Mindand the rights weren’t available. Jj Abrams was working on it at first and then Akiva told me Jj was involved in so many projects he let it go. We started
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