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Cannes, France — Invigorated by record attendance, multiple series screening, powerful keynote speakers and a slew of stars, the Cannes’ 2016 Mipcom content trade fair also saw major announcements which underscored TV market trends at large.
If Mipcom 2016 is anything to go on, more film companies, including iconic outfits, are piling into TV; the world’s TV drama boom looks ever-more driven by pay TV and high-end drama; digital platforms are going ever more international; in production, Hollywood’s studios are increasingly going local. On a burgeoning international drama production scene, Nordic Noir powers on.
Such is the complexity of signing off on TV business these days that few large deals are now mooted and closed at TV markets, which function rather to power deals forward as well as marketing platforms for the confirmation of past-month dealings. But Mipcom 2016 strategic moves reveals were legion.
Returning to Mipcom, where he started his career in 1988, David Linde, CEO »
- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy
“I feel like home and work balance is an ever evolving process. Most importantly, wherever I am, I know I need to give 100 percent of myself,” admitsÂ actress, mom and businesswoman, Sarah Michelle Gellar.Â
Gellar and her business partner, Galit Laibow â. the pairÂ launched Foodstirs, a line of organic baking mixes and kits, in 2015 â.Â got real about balancing the demands of work and motherhood while speaking at Create & Cultivate, a conference for women entrepreneurs, in Atlanta on Saturday.
- Mackenzie Schmidt
The spark between Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello was undeniable in their “I Know What You Did Last Summer” video, and now one year later, the Toronto-born singer is still shutting down unrelenting romance rumours with People. As always, the “Treat You Better” singer insists the chemistry between the songwriting duo is simply platonic. “A […] »
- Sylvia Ogweng
Happy October, everyone! As expected, our favorite month is kicking off with a ton of horror and sci-fi home releases – 25 to be precise – and there’s a great selection of new and old titles coming our way on October 4th. As far as recent movies, The Purge: Election Year, The Mind’s Eye, Swiss Army Man and Fender Bender all arrive on both Blu and DVD this week, as well as the stunning South Korean horror film The Wailing. Several great cult classics are getting the HD treatment on Tuesday, including Terence Fisher’s The Earth Dies Screaming and Richard Wenk’s Vamp (both hugely underrated films, in my opinion).
Their target: Humanity. »
- Heather Wixson
Ryan Phillippe is fondly remembered for his roles in '90s films like Cruel Intentions, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and 54 - all of which likely shaped your adolescence - but it's worth noting that the 42-year-old actor, father, and philanthropist is still insanely hot. He may actually be hotter than ever. Ryan recently returned to the small screen in the ABC drama Secrets & Lies, and gave us lots of proof that he's just as sexy as he was two decades ago. He's still got the bad boy thing going, but now with a sweet "cool dad" vibe - and don't even get us started on how amazing he looks sans shirt. Your teenage crush Ryan Phillippe is still very, very attractive, and we've rounded up 32 recent photos that show all the different types of swag that he has. Keep reading to see them all now. »
- Brittney Stephens
Star Wars Rebels is an almost bizarrely solid, animated series, and the second season took a show that was already good, and upped the game in almost every way.
The story started out with our band simply setting out to disrupt the Empire’s plans (with newcomer Ezra in tow) whenever they could, but with the show’s setting being at a point so “prequel” to the original Star Wars film, the connection to any unified opposition was decidedly loose. Such an opposition barely exists to be connected to anyway.
The show pulled in viewers by throwing in small side stories that might not truly relate to the overall conflict at all, but are instead like thought experiments about what the everyday people in the universe might be going through, and these are effectively built into character development opportunities for our leads.
Of course, there’s only so much grief you can cause The Empire, »
- Marc Eastman
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have shared many adorable moments together after being married for more than a decade. The duo started dating in 2000 and tied the knot in Mexico two years later. Sarah's roles in Cruel Intentions and Buffy the Vampire Slayer put her on the map, while his performances in She's All That and I Know What You Did Last Summer made him a heartthrob. Their adorable relationship only upped the fan frenzy. In the years since they became a Hollywood power couple, the stars have had two children together, Charlotte and Rocky, but save for a few selfies and throwback photos, they've mostly kept their relationship under the radar. See our absolute favorite pictures of the cute couple through the years! Related Stories:Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.'s Sweetest Family SnapsSarah Michelle Gellar Celebrates Her 14th Wedding Anniversary With a Sweet Throwback »
- Lauren Turner
In case you need more proof that Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are one of the sweetest couples in Hollywood, here it is. On Thursday, the former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star celebrated her 14th wedding anniversary by posting a cute throwback photo of her and her husband from the 2000 MTV Movie Awards. "Happy anniversary @realfreddieprinze," she captioned the snap of them mid-kiss. "You stole my heart, so I got my revenge and took your last name!!" The two first met on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997 and eventually got married in 2002. Even though they usually keep their private lives out of the spotlight, they have shared a number of sweet family moments with their two kids, Charlotte, 6, and Rocky, 3, on social media. »
- Kelsie Gibson
In his long career as a composer, John Debney has written the scores for Hocus Pocus, Cutthroat Island, Liar Liar, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Elf, The Passion of the Christ, Sin City, Zathura and Iron Man 2. Most recently Debney has worked on The Jungle Book with Jon Favreau and Mel Gibson.s Hacksaw Ridge.
It certainly does. I think this was our fourth film together. It was wonderful but it was a challenge. All told it was two years of work, and at the very beginning it was green-screen and stick figures, as it were, »
- Harry Windsor
Scottish director Jim Gillespie is best known for his classic 1997 teen horror movie “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” and he’s about to return to the big screen this month with another twisted tale of young adults struggling to stay alive. “Billionaire Ransom” stars Jeremy Sumpter and Phoebe Tonkin as two rebellious rich kids whose parents send them to a tough-love wilderness school on a remote island off the coast of Scotland. Joined by other spoiled, out-of-control sons and daughters, the two must learn to grown up quick or risk losing their inheritance
What happens next won’t be a surprise to anyone familiar with Gillespie’s work: The camp is invaded by a group of mercenaries who kill the teachers and guards and hold the group of campers hostage for a billion dollars. »
- Zack Sharf
Deciding to rely on your flight or fight instinct is a powerful decision people must instantly make when they’re unexpectedly met with a dangerous conflict. Jeremy Sumpter must confront his fear of either choosing to take responsibility for the people he has bonded with, or selfishly protecting himself, in Shockya’s new exclusive clip, title ‘The Siege,’ for his upcoming thriller, ‘Billionaire Ransom.’ The actor’s character, Kyle, has one last chance to prove he has the intuition to truly help others in time of deadly conflict, instead of solely acting in his own best interest. ‘Billionaire Ransom’ was directed by ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’s helmer, Jim Gillespie, and [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
In the years following Scream‘s release in 1996, studios rushed to release as many witty slashers as possible to capitalize on the meta slasher phase before it fizzled out. From I Know What You Did Last Summer to Urban Legend to Valentine, each film seemed to get worse and worse with each subsequent release. This is why it is so upsetting that […] »
- Trace Thurman
Given some distance and the perspective of time, almost every horror film seems to look better and find its audience. Though the early to mid 1990s have long been considered a particularly bad period for American horror movies, recent years have seen a number of titles being reassessed and opinions on them revised to be much more favorable than they were 20 years ago. Titles like Disturbing Behavior and I Know What You Did Last Summer and The Rage: Carrie 2, largely written off by horror fans during their theatrical releases in the ’90s, are now being talked about as secretly good genre efforts not because the movies have actually improved, but because enough time has passed that the films can be removed from their historical context and taken for what they are.
Of course, some ’90s titles were always secretly good; they only needed some time to find their audience. »
- Patrick Bromley
After Radiant Pictures International bought the distribution rights to Billionaire Ransom (originally titled Take Down), the studio has released the first official trailer. This American thriller set in Scotland stars Jeremy Sumpter (Into the Storm), Phoebe Tonkin (Vampire Diaries), Sebastian Koch (Bridge of Spies), Ashley Walters (Bullet Boy), Dominic Sherwood (Shadowhunters), Ed Westwick (Freaks of Nature), Mark Bonnar (Line of Duty), Anna-Louise Plowman (Stargate Sg-1), and Elliot Knight (Sinbad). The film is directed by Jim Gillespie (I Know What You Did Last Summer), from a script by by Alexander Ignon (Ransom). Check out the trailer below…
After a car accident that is the last straw for both their families, Kyle (Sumpter) and Amy (Tonkin) find themselves grouped with other spoiled, out-of-control sons and daughters of international billionaires sent by their frustrated parents to a tough-love wilderness school on a remote island off the coast of Scotland. This is a last »
- Matthew Lee
"If we get this done, biggest ransom in the history of the world, my friend." Gravitas Ventures has unveiled a trailer for a film called Billionaire Ransom, an interesting action thriller of sorts. The story is about a group of kids from rich families at a boarding school on an island who take matters into their own hands when the campus is taken hostage by criminals. The cast includes Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin, Ed Westwick, Dominic Sherwood, Elliot Knight, Sebastian Koch, and Sara Stewart. Not really sure what to make of this, some weird scenes in this trailer, but maybe it has some intriguing twists and turns. Then again, this seems like it could straight-to-dvd and it would matter either. It's made by the director of I Know What You Did Last Summer who hasn't really made much else since that film hit in 1997. See below. Here's the official trailer »
- Alex Billington
This week, Freeform unleashed a new horror TV series called Dead of Summer. With murder mystery thriller Guilt by its side, the new horror show takes viewers back to the late '80s with a nostalgic Summer camp experience. If you're a scary-movie fan, we know your ears are already perked. So, is this the right show for you to pick up in the Summer lull? We're breaking down everything below. It pays homage to classic horror. There are so many threads tracing back to cult horror films, which is great, because the show takes us back to the Summer of 1989. The whole Summer camp vibe is a pretty clear allusion to Friday the 13th, while the whole tightly wound group vibe really brings us back to I Know What You Did Last Summer. It's pretty clear these counselors are going to see some messed-up sh*t this Summer. It's a (fairly) unique premise. »
- Ryan Roschke
The Lakewood gang expand their minds in the latest trippy episode of MTV's Scream season 2...
This review contains spoilers.
And that is how you reunite a rotting corpse with his friends. I’ll set my quibbles with the unrealistically fresh state of gore Jake’s body is in aside--i’m just glad we finally have an end to said body’s weird, mostly-invisible character arc. That it came in the form of Jake’s playing pig’s blood bucket to Brooke’s Carrie is a bonus, and the type of in-your-bloody-face homage this show does so nicely.
But I’m already ahead of myself. This week’s Scream went out impressively, but the trip there was long and strange. The centerpiece of the episode is an (unintentionally) psychedelic party at Emma’s house, in which Lakewood’s finest teens experience some, er, enhanced reality. »
Scream's genre-savvy writers take on the innate creepiness of motels in this week's dark episode...
This review contains spoilers.
Oh, Eddie. I feel somehow responsible for your demise, seeing as how last week I expressed my hope we’d see more of you, forgetting to take into account the kill-happiness of Scream’s writers. So yeah, sorry about that, but we all must move on. Eddie’s murder in room 213 of the Crescent Palms is especially gruesome (one word: corkscrew), but it’s the only on-screen death we see this week. Episode 3 instead focuses on returns and revelations--and the distress they bring with them.
Both Emma and Brooke deal with unwelcome returns this week. Ever-hopeful Emma tries to give her hapless dad’s reappearance another chance, to unfortunate results. As much angst as her mom has caused her with her secretiveness, she’s finding out a lot lately that there are truths Maggie hasn’t revealed that are hard to deal with, such as her dad’s dangerous drunken behaviour when she was a baby. It’s this behaviour that left Maggie injured and at the end of her rope with their marriage, and it’s this behaviour that Emma now has to witness, but not before she finds yet more clippings about her in his empty motel room--room 213 at the Crescent Palms, of course.
With Emma’s dad’s stay, Eddie’s murder, Noah’s investigation, and Audrey’s discovery of Jake’s body in its storage facility, the Crescent Palms Motel has figured significantly into the past couple of episodes. The movie that gives this episode its title, Vacancy, is an arguably forgettable example of a motel-based horror movie (such as last week’s namesake, Psycho), but it’s an effective reference. With the Crescent Palms storyline, Scream’s genre-savvy writers are contributing their own take on the innate mystery, creepiness, and sometimes deadliness of an overnight stay in an unfamiliar place. Now that Piper is dead(?), though, who else is staying/slaying at the Crescent Palms? It’s a setting that obviously has more secrets to tell.
For Brooke, another reappearance comes at a suspiciously bad time, as she continues to worry about Jake and grow ever more angry at his radio silence. (As a viewer, incidentally, I’m growing ever more bemused with everyone’s obliviousness to Jake’s absence. That corpse is probably not going to hold up for many more rounds of hide-and-seek with Audrey.) Her former teacher/co-tryster Seth Branson has apparently been back for a while--he admits to creeping on Brooke in public places--but why he’s chosen now to reveal himself is anyone’s guess.
It’s Audrey who has the most nasty surprises popping up this week, though. Her involvement with Piper has led her down a spiral of lies and cover-ups, as we’ve seen, and now she’s stuck with her handprints on Eddie’s murder weapon and being taunted with incriminating photos. We’re seeing more and more of her darker side--Noah has no idea how close he was to being on-screen kill number two this week--and she’s surrendering more and more to her scarier urges.
This whole season so far has been a little darker, in fact. Not scarier, necessarily, but the characters we grew to know and root for in the first season seem to be developing nuances that right now are ambiguous but could end up quite sinister. The addition of some questionable characters--Eli, Stavo, et al--could bring more darkness, or at least more confusion. Hopefully the former and not the latter, as there’s a lot going on already. In any case, let’s pour one out for Eddie--and lay down some plastic to prepare for whatever’s coming next week.
Read Holly's review of the previous episode, Psycho, here.
See related Scream season 2 episode 2 review: Psycho Scream season 2 episode 1 review: I Know What You Did Last Summer How well does the Slasher movie format translate to TV? How the Scream TV series defied expectations TV Review Holly Hogan Scream 16 Jun 2016 - 08:45 Scream season 2 Wes Craven Kevin Williamson Holly Hogan »
Gravitas Ventures has landed North American and Latin American rights to Billionaire Ransom, a thriller starring Jeremy Sumpter, Sebastian Koch, Phoebe Tonkin, Dominic Sherwood and Ed Westwick. An August 19 theatrical and VOD release in the U.S. and Canada is planned. Jim Gillespie (I Know What You Did Last Summer) directed the script from Alexander Ignon (Ransom), which centers on a group of spoiled rich kids at a tough-love brat camp in the Scottish wilderness who have… »
Everyone is a suspect and no one is safe in Scream season 2 episode Psycho, which is just how we like it...
This review contains spoilers.
So far this season--and, apparently, for the next couple of weeks at least--Scream’s episodes are sharing titles with horror movies. Last week’s was appropriate and a little recursive, considering that its source--I Know What You Did Last Summer--is a movie that itself rode the tide of the original Scream movie’s teen slasher success. This week’s title, Psycho, is of course shared with one of the most legendary scary movies of all time.
It’s not just a movie title, though. See, being a member of The Lakewood Six--or Five, as Noah points out, not yet knowing how tragic his offhand comment actually is--does some stuff to your brain. To your sanity, even. In the series return last week, »
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