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The importance of cats in horror cinema

Mark Harrison Oct 31, 2017

Want to enhance your horror movie? Make sure you sign up a cat...

This feature contains broad spoilers for several horror movies featuring cats, including Alien, Cat People, Drag Me To Hell, Fallen, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Pet Sematary and The Voices.

The relationship between humans and cats over time has given way to a number of cultural impressions and outright superstitions. Ancient Egyptians associated them with gods. In the Middle Ages, they were linked with witches and killed en masse, which probably hastened the spread of the Black Plague through the rodent population. And in the modern day, it's interchangeably lucky or not if a black cat crosses your path.

Like anything with such a wide array of symbolic links, movies have presented cats as characters in different ways over the years. It's their abiding association with the supernatural – whether as an omen
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[Podcasts] Test Pattern – Episode 44: We Are Legion – The Exorcist III: Legion & Fallen (1998)

[Podcasts] Test Pattern – Episode 44: We Are Legion – The Exorcist III: Legion & Fallen (1998)
Get possessed with Jacob and Tab as they discuss two criminally underrated films about possession – The Exorcist III:Legion and Fallen (1998). These are worth checking out for the performances of Brad Dourif and Elias Koteas alone! Subscribe and Listen to Past Episodes: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | Web Player “Test Pattern” is […]
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The L.A. Hotels Where Celebs Stay, Celebrate and Kick Back and Count Their Trophies During Awards Season

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The L.A. Hotels Where Celebs Stay, Celebrate and Kick Back and Count Their Trophies During Awards Season
Los Angeles is a “City of Stars” year round, as the Oscar-nominated film La La Land points out in it’s Golden Globe-winning Best Original Song, but come Awards Season, the city is stuffed to the gills with A-listers attending endless ceremonies, popping up at after parties, and of course crashing in its many impressive hotels. Even stars who reside in the City of Angels full-time often make use of the luxurious accommodations on offer for pre-show preparations and seamless delivery to the red carpet. Here, a guide to some of Hollywood’s favorite haunts for living it up — and recuperating in style.
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Disney's 'Zootopia' Is the Number One Film Worldwide for a Second Weekend in a Row

ComScore has announced the worldwide box office results for this past weekend with the number one film again going to Disney's "Zootopia." The animated feature grossed nearly $133.1 million internationally for a second weekend in a row. The voice cast includes Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Idris Elba, Bonnie Hunt, Tommy Chong, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, and Shakira.

20th Century Fox's and Dreamworks Animations' "Kung Fu Panda 3" came in second place with $30.2 million. Lionsgate's action/adventure film, "Gods Of Egypt", starring Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Geoffrey Rush settled for third place with $28.9 million.

In the domestic weekend box office results, Disney's "Zootopia" came in first place after grossing an impressive $50.0 million. Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot's mystery film, "10 Cloverfield Lane", starring John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead claimed second place with $25.2 million. 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool" starring Ryan Reynolds settled for third place with $10.8 million.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates,
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Ansel Elgort Joins Chloë Moretz In ‘November Criminals’

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Ansel Elgort Joins Chloë Moretz In ‘November Criminals’
Exclusive: Ansel Elgort has inked his next major role after enjoying a breakout 2014 with hits The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent, both opposite the Golden Globes-nominated Shailene Woodley. Now he’s set to star with Chloë Grace Moretz in November Criminals, the teen thriller adaptation that Hitchcock‘s Sacha Gervasi is directing for Lotus Entertainment.

Steven Knight (Locke, Eastern Promises) adapted the script from Sam Munson’s 2011 novel about two teenagers who venture into the seedy underbelly of Washington, D.C. to investigate a friend’s murder while falling in love for the first time.

Catherine Keener also stars in the film, which Lotus came aboard to co-finance and co-produce during November’s Afm. Beth O’Neil (Jack Goes Boating) is also producing. CAA and Wme are jointly repping domestic rights and Lotus will handle international sales.

Elgort, the 20 year-old son of an opera director and a photographer, burst
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NBC Developing Frequency Reboot For The Small Screen

New Line Cinema’s 2000 time travel tearjerker, Frequency, is changing its wavelength. The movie will now be reborn on the small screen thanks to a deal from NBC, who will work in cahoots with Warner Bros. Television to issue forth a series of adventures for the father and son team.

The original feature, helmed by Gregory Hoblit (Primal Fear, Fallen) and scripted by Toby Emmerich, follows a NYPD police detective (Jim Caviezel) who learns he can communicate with his now-deceased dad thirty years in the past via an old ham radio. The pic made a sizeable wedge at the box office, taking in $68 million from its $30 million budget. While not penning the series, Emmerich will stick around as executive producer for this latest iteration. Taking up the quill for the show is Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver, whose involvement will serve as part of a long-standing deal he brokered with WB.
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Shelf Life: Fallen

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Every week, Shelf Life sees Tom White select and talk about a movie that lives on his DVD shelf, one he thinks we should all see. Mixing genres isn't always an easy thing. Mixing a heavy supernatural element into the lot more grounded world of the police procedural should be nigh on impossible, but this is something 1998's Fallen does with ease. Telling a tale where body swapping demons rub shoulders with serial killers and dogged detectives, Fallen is a solid, wonderfully demented thriller. Starting with the obiligtory 90's scene of the end of the movie being used as a framing device, the movie properly kicks off with Denzel Washington's John Hobbes attending the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese, a wonderfully evil mad man portrayed by Elias Koteas (a character actor we'll all know as Casey Jones from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie). Through the eerie
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New director for Olympus Has Fallen 2: London Has Fallen

After Fredrik Bond quit last week, a new director has been found for London Has Fallen, starring Gerard Butler...

Over the weekend, director Antoine Fuqua scored himself a second box office hit in a row, as The Equalizer grossed $35m in the Us alone. That's not bad at all for an R-rated movie, and Fuqua's previous film, Olympus Has Fallen, also proved a sizeable hit. So much so in fact that the sequel, London Has Fallen, is edging closer to shooting.

Fuqua's not directing it however - his next project is The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington, that starts shooting next week. Fuqua is said to have not been keen on the direction London Has Fallen was taking, hence going with other projects. The man who was taking his place, Fredrik Bond, then also left the project last week.

With production imminent, and Gerard Butler leading the returning cast, Millennium Films needed a director quickly.
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Spotlight on the Stars: Denzel Washington

For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at pretty much one of the definitions of an A-list actor. He’s Denzel Washington, a two time Academy Award winning thespian and giant in the industry. Washington does more than just act of course, he’s an iconic movie star, there’s no doubt about that. If anyone is right for this sort of a spotlight, it’s him. Washington got his start in TV movies, but on the big screen he made his first mark with Cry Freedom, which also got him nominated for Best Supporting Actor, his first nomination of what would become a half dozen (and counting). That established him as an up and comer, leading to his television role on the show St. Elsewhere, which ran for half a decade. That would open up some major film roles, including Glory, where he received
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Denzel Talks "Black Panther," "Uptown" Status

With "The Equalizer" having just premiered in Toronto, actor Denzel Washington participated in a Reddit Ama session where he touched upon a variety of topics and potential future roles.

Naturally, someone asked him about possibly playing a Marvel superhero to which he said: "Didn't they do the Green Lantern? With Ryan Reynolds! Too late! Green Lantern Returns? Isn't there a comic book, the Black Panther or something?"

Later on, he told Cinema Blend in Toronto: "I'm probably getting too old. They didn't make the Black Panther yet, though, did they? I heard that they have been talking about it. That's cool."

Another topic that came up was that of Adam McKay's in development remake of "Uptown Saturday Night" which, according to Washington, is still in development: "I actually have a script for a remake of 'Uptown Saturday Night' that Will Smith wants to put together, that's been
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Second Opinion – Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Transformers: Age of Extinction, 2014.

Directed by Michael Bay.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Victoria Summer, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, Li Bingbing and featuring the voice talents of Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, and Mark Ryan.


An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots – and a paranoid government official – on them.

Transformers: Age of Extinction follows a down and out inventor (Mark Wahlberg) and his daughter (Nicola Peltz) who are struggling to make ends meet. The Transformers have basically become an enemy of mankind and there’s a brutal scene involving the hunting down of an Autobot which is the most impactful scene in any Transformers movie. Even the handling of the Transformers mythology is better here, with the screenwriters taking advantage of the theme of extinction. It follows up on the climax of Dark of the
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'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Review: Hey, It Could've Been Worse

Summer blockbusters are far from an exact science, but for the most part, there are two constants you can rely on year in and year out: Michael Bay loves to blow things up, and critics love to take down his movies. But much like Optimus Prime and the Autobots continuing to fight for humanity after swearing off it in every single "Transformers" movie, we just can't seem to help ourselves from coming back to these movies again and again.

And so, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" marks the fourth film in Bay's blockbuster franchise and the start of a whole new trilogy starring a new human cast. Picking up four years after the events of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Decepticons and Autobots alike are being hunted down by a CIA Transformer death squad called Cemetery Wind (apparently all the cool black ops names were already taken). But the tides turn
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The 21 Stupidest Things About The Transformers Franchise

With Transformers: Age of Extinction set to open in the States this week, Anthony Stokes looks at the 21 stupidest things about the Transformers franchise….

Like many American kids from the past three decades, I grew up with Transformers to some capacity. There were toys, video games, and a few different cartoons. That being said, I never saw the shows are these infallible pieces of modern Shakespeare. I’m going to go ahead and lump in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and G.I. Joe in here as well. Fun shows but nostalgia aside, I don’t think they’re all that great. But even as someone who has little if any loyalty to the brand, I can see that the recent Transformers movies have been a spit in the face to the original series. The first Transformers, while not a “good” Transformers movie, was a little closer to what I remember from the television show,
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'Transformers: Age of Extinction' brings Optimus, Wahlberg and the gang to Detroit

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'Transformers: Age of Extinction' brings Optimus, Wahlberg and the gang to Detroit
Detroit - When you’re about to watch an explosion, in person, on a set the size of a city block, it’s easy to be excited about the prospect of "Transformers: Age of Extinction." No matter what you think of him, Michael Bay blows stuff up better than just about anyone, and he never fails to deliver a payoff that meets the greatest expectations of your inner 13-year-old. And even without actual Transformers creating the destruction, the scene in question promises to be quite a spectacle, as extras are trained to scatter while rows of cars prepare to go up in flames as they’re flipped. Quite frankly, it sounds nothing short of totally awesome. But in the many, many hours that it took to set up that shot, waiting numbly as stunt coordinators and pyro experts make sure that everything is ready, everything is set up for maximum safety and (eventually) excitement,
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John Goodman and Ken Watanabe To Voice Two New Autobots In Transformers: Age Of Extinction; Download The Movie App

Director Michael Bay has tapped John Goodman and Ken Watanabe to voice two all new Autobots in his highly anticipated film Transformers: Age Of Extinction, the fourth film in the global blockbuster franchise from Paramount Pictures.

Goodman and Watanabe will join legendary voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker.

Goodman will play Autobot Hound, Watanabe will play Drift, while Cullen reprises his role as the voice of Optimus Prime, and Welker takes on another new character, Galvatron.

“I am pleased to welcome two gifted and versatile actors, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe, to the world of Transformers,” said Bay. “And to reteam with Peter and Frank, who have brought Transformers characters alive from the beginning. I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the best voice talent in the business, and together we will introduce several exciting new robots to fans of the franchise around the world.”

Rounding out
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Daniel Craig Drops out of Courtroom Drama The Whole Truth; Charlize Theron in Talks for Sean Penn’s The Last Space

We have a bit of casting and anti-casting news for you this morning. First up in anti-casting, Daniel Craig has unexpectedly dropped out of the courtroom drama The Whole Truth slightly a week before filming was set to begin. Although plot details are scarce, Craig was set to play a district attorney and star alongside Renee Zellweger and Gabriel Basso (Super 8). Danny Huston and other actors were in talks to co-star, but according to THR, Craig's exit has put these negotiations in limbo. The production is now scrambling to find a replacement, and the start date might be pushed back three weeks. Courtney Hunt (Frozen River) is set to direct a script by Nicholas Kazan (Fallen). It will be interesting to find out why Craig exited the project so close to the start date. Hit the jump for news on Charlize Theron possibly joining Sean Penn's new film.
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Renee Zellweger Will Find The Whole Truth With Daniel Craig

Hollywood’s obsession with John Grisham-style courtroom thrillers appears to have petered out over the past few years. The last legal drama I truly enjoyed was 2011′s The Lincoln Lawyer, and I can’t even name one cinematic entry in the subgenre that has emerged since then. So, it’s about time someone put their mind to resuscitating the courtroom thriller. The Whole Truth, which will likely release next year, may be the first project I’ve seen that could have a real shot at breathing new life into the subenre, especially now that it’s gained Oscar winner Renee Zellweger in a leading role.

The plot of The Whole Truth is being kept under wraps for now, but Daniel Craig is expected to star as a district attorney. No details have been revealed about Zellweger’s role as of yet.

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the project
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TV Recap: ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Episode 111: ‘The Vessel’

This week’s episode is brought to you by the Denzel Washington suspense film Fallen. It centers around a demon called Ancitif that is harassing Captain Irving and his family. The demon can pass from person to person through touch, just like the demon in the above-mentioned film. It was a great movie by the way, […]

The post TV Recap: ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Episode 111: ‘The Vessel’ appeared first on The Flickcast.
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Manny Mash-Up! Manny the Movie Guy 2013 Reel . Best Star Interviews, Movie Reviews!

2013 has been a great year for yours truly. I won another Emmy award for Best On-Camera/Host/Personality, met amazing celebrities, featured wonderful folks, helped the victims of Oklahoma tornadoes and Philippine typhoons, and much more!

It was a busy year, a very productive one, and I.m hoping and praying that 2014 will be the same. With my guardian angels right by my side, I have no doubt we.ll rock this year as well!

Thank you for being a friend, and I.m so sorry if this video was a bit late. But continuing our grand, old tradition, here.s my 2013 .Best Of. reel, a Manny Mash-Up, or as we like to call it, Mtmg version 7.0!

Here.s a breakdown of what you.ll see on Mtmg 7.0:

Emmy Awards 2013

Matt Damon in .Promised Land.

John Krasinski in .Promised Land.

Ewan McGregor in .The Impossible.

.Warm Bodies. movie review
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1998

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 14 Nov 2013 - 06:19

The overlooked greats of the year 1998 come under the spotlight in our list of its 25 underappreciated movies...

Dominated as it was by the financial success of two giant killer asteroid movies, gross-out comedy hit There's Something About Mary and Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, 1998 proved to be an extraordinary year for cinema.

Okay, so history doesn't look back too fondly on Roland Emmerich's mishandled Godzilla remake, and Lethal Weapon 4 was hardly the best buddy-cop flick ever made, despite its handsome profit. But search outside the top-10 grossing films of that year, and you'll find all kinds of spectacular modern classics: Peter Weir's wonderful The Truman Show, John Frankenheimer's rock-solid thriller Ronin, and Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line.

Then there was The Big Lebowski, the Coen brothers' sublime comedy that has since become a deserved and oft-quoted cult favourite.
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