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Robert Rodriguez Says Casting Rose McGowan in ‘Grindhouse’ Was an F-U to Harvey Weinstein (Exclusive)

Robert Rodriguez Says Casting Rose McGowan in ‘Grindhouse’ Was an F-U to Harvey Weinstein (Exclusive)
Robert Rodriguez says he knew about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assault of Rose McGowan and accuses the mogul of burying the release of “Grindhouse” out of spite. Rodriguez and McGowan were in a relationship from 2006 to 2009, and the director tells Variety in a statement that he was inspired to cast McGowan as a “bad ass” character in the film as a way of getting back at her alleged assailant.

McGowan has accused Weinstein of raping her in 1997 while she was appearing in “Scream,” a horror hit that was released by Miramax, his former company. Dozens of women have accused Weinstein of assault and harassment. His accusers include Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Mira Sorvino, and Cara Delevingne.

Rodriguez worked with Miramax, and later the Weinstein Co. for years, primarily releasing films through Dimension, a genre label run by Harvey’s brother Bob. Films he made for the companies include “From Dusk Til Dawn,” “Spy Kids,” and “The Faculty
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Robert Rodriguez Calls Harvey Weinstein ‘Truly Disgusting’ and Rose McGowan Has Something to Say About That

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Robert Rodriguez Calls Harvey Weinstein ‘Truly Disgusting’ and Rose McGowan Has Something to Say About That
Add pioneering indie filmmaker Robert Rodriguez to the list of former Harvey Weinstein associates now condemning the fallen media mogul. Rodriguez released a statement to Deadline:

“I find the behavior of Harvey Weinstein truly disgusting, both what he did and how he covered his tracks, and it makes me wonder how many others can’t come forward and tell their full story because of legal and personal intimidation. His repulsive behavior was an abuse of power. Thankfully, he’s now discovering what true power is.”

Rodriguez has a long history with Weinstein, starting with 1995’s “Four Rooms,” which was distributed by Miramax, and then franchises such as “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “The Faculty,” “Spy Kids,” and “Sin City,” which came out through the Weinsteins’ Dimension Films label.

However, TWC also released Rodriguez’s “Grindhouse” in 2007. That film starred his then-girlfriend, Rose McGowan, who is among the scores of women who
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Halloween 2017: 31 Movies to Watch on Hulu This October

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Last week, I gave you guys a few lists from Amazon and Netflix in regards to what they have to offer via their streaming services this fall. As a newbie to Hulu, I only discovered over the weekend that they, too, beyond just being an amazing resource for television programming, offer up a killer selection of genre movies that are free to stream with a standard Hulu membership.

Here’s a look at an assortment of 31 films from Hulu that I think would be great movies to stream this October. I tried to give you guys a wide variety, too, hitting various sub-genres, so hopefully there’s a little bit of something for everyone in this list.

The Faculty

As far as high school horror films go, The Faculty has remained one of my very favorites for years now. Essentially, it’s Robert Rodriguez riffing on The X-Files, and who can resist that?
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Video: 5 Best Teenage Slasher Movies

Everyone loves a good slasher movie. It’s got everything a movie lover wants- dumb teenagers with hormones and serial killers who are bent on finding them. Plus, lots and lots of bad decisions. It’s like a game of cat and mouse only most of the time the mouse loses. With that in mind, we would like to share with you five of the best slasher movies around.

5. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

While this movie didn’t get many favorable reviews, Jim Gillespie’s I Know What You Did Last Summer has all the elements of a slasher film. Clueless teenagers and a relentless killer. Loosely adapted from a Lois Duncan novel, Kevin Williamson’s script flips the hit and run incident from a small boy to a fishermen. There was a lot of things that worked in this movie-particularly the attractive cast and the inspiration
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Artist Bernie Wrightson Has Passed Away

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His illustrations may have caused you to dread the next full moon, avoid the swamp on your shortcut home, or ignite your imagination with a peek into the post-apocalypse. Through his artwork, Bernie Wrightson has influenced and inspired generations of horror fans, so it is with great sadness that we inform readers that the prolific artist has passed away at the age of 68 after a long battle with brain cancer.

Wrightson's wife, Liz, shared the somber news of her husband's passing earlier today on the artist's official website and Facebook page.

A fan of EC Comics growing up, Bernie Wrightson, aka "Berni," began working on projects for both DC and Marvel early in his career, co-creating the complex character Swamp Thing with writer Len Wein in the early ’70s. Bernie later worked for Warren Publishing, where he helped bring H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe stories to life on the paneled page.
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5 Alien Invasion/Contact Movies To Watch Before Seeing Arrival!

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Welcome to The Top 5, where every week, we list five things for a given topic. These topics can range from "5 Things We Liked About The Power Rangers Teaser Trailer" to "5 Things We Want (Or Don't Want) In Ben Affleck's The Batman."

Of course, because everyone has an opinion, there is sure to be some disagreements, which is why, despite the title "The Top 5," very rarely are these actual "best of" articles. Instead, they're meant to provide entertaining insight, and to stir a discussion, and give everyone a chance to speak their mind.

If you have a suggestion for a Top 5 piece, send them my way via #TheTop5LRM on Twitter. If I choose your topic, I'll be sure to give you a shoutout!

Now, on with today's topic!

5 Alien Invasion/Contact Movies To Watch Before Seeing Arrival!

Alien invasion movies. There’s something universal and timeless about the alien invasion story.
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Halloween 2016: 31 Great Horror Movies Available on Amazon Prime This October

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For those of you with Amazon Prime benefits, you may or may not have realized just how many great, free horror movies the site’s streaming service has to offer for members (something I sadly didn’t realize until late last year myself). I recently spent a few hours combing through their entire library and came up with this list of 31 horror movies (spanning several different sub-genres) that are sure to make for fun and fright-filled ways to get you ready for Halloween.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, three scouts and one badass cocktail waitress will fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.

Interview with a Vampire (1994)

Box office superstar Tom Cruise ("A Few Good Men," "The Firm") stars in the hotly anticipated adaptation of Anne Rice's gothic novel.
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Melanie Lynskey Stages ‘The Intervention’ in First Trailer For Clea DuVall’s Directorial Debut

While she’s been in the front of the camera for the last two decades acting in films such as The Faculty, Girl, Interrupted, Zodiac, Argo, and more, Clea DuVall recently made her directorial and writing debut with The Intervention. Also starring in the film, she appears alongside Melanie Lynskey, Natasha Lyonne, Vincent Piazza, Jason Ritter, Ben Schwartz, Alia Shawkat, and Cobie Smulders as a marriage intervention goes awry.

We said in our review, “it’s a sharp script with distinct observations helping it rise above the plethora of other similarly-themed fare. Peter’s infuriating disregard of his wife, along with connotations to domestic abuse, help to spur our involvement in wanting this intervention to succeed, as impeccably awkward as it is. Lynskey steals the show as she deals with her own demons, yet presents a bubbly outward personality in attempting to take control while rarely triumphing in these regard.
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Exclusive Interview with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez interview

Movie director Robert Rodriguez is one of our favourites. His resume includes Desperado, Sin City, The Faculty, Spy Kids, From Dusk Till Dawn, Planet Terror and Machete, and eclectic range of genre films that all hit the right spot.

Rodriguez is somewhat of a maverick film director. He’s not one to play by the expected rules of the movie world, be that in what he puts on the screen or how he interacts with his peers. During his career he has left both the screen writers and directors guild in favour of blazing his own path. His latest venture has been to create his own television network ‘El Rey’ which caters to a Latin American audience.

He used the platform to bring back a project from his past From Dusk Till Dawn; the film starred George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino as brothers and criminal Seth and Richard Gecko.
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How well does the Slasher movie format translate to TV?

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With the Scream TV series back on air and Scream Queens season 2 on its way, we look at the rules of making successful slasher TV...

Warning: contains mild spoilers for MTV's Scream season one.

"Think about it," says Noah Foster in the pilot episode of MTV's Scream. "Girl and her friends arrive at the dance, the camp, the deserted town, whatever. Killer-with-a-gimmick takes them out one-by-one. Ninety minutes later, the sun comes up as the girl sits in the back of the ambulance watching her friends' bodies being wheeled past. Roll credits."

It's an awkward piece of self-aware dialogue but also a fair, if simplistic, summation of what a slasher movie is. Like a musical or a rom-com the slasher genre is one hardwired to hit the same familiar beats each time around and, like a musical or a rom-com, audiences keep coming back for more.

Horror
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Robert Rodriguez gives us an exclusive update on ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ & ‘Johnny Quest’

Director Robert Rodriguez gives us an exclusive update on both Alita: Battle Angel and Johnny Quest.

Robert Rodriguez has to be one of the best directors currently working. He burst onto the scene with the fantastic El Mariachi, which premiered at Sundance and he has since gone onto direct a wide range of classics – Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Spy Kids, Sin City, The Faculty and Machete. He’s also hard at work in the television realm, and is currently working on the third season of the From Dusk Till Dawn series, a spin-off from his own 1996 film.

Once he wraps work on the new season Rodriguez has a couple of high profile movies on his slate, namely Johnny Quest and Alita: Battle Angel. We were fortunate enough to have a catch up with Robert and here’s what he had to say about the projects.

I start shooting Battle Angel really soon,
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Movies & TV Shows Leaving Netflix: June 2016

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No big plans for Memorial Day? Then get busy watching these Netflix titles before they vanish in June. Among the great films leaving Netflix streaming are Disney '90s classics "Mulan," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Hercules" (don't worry, you'll see more from Disney on Netflix Very Soon).

And say goodbye to comedies "About a Boy," "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Wayne's World," and "Groundhog Day."

Also leaving: Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan in "Clear and Present Danger," horror film "The Others," the Robert Rodriguez "aliens take over a high school" flick "The Faculty," and tearjerker "Ghost."

Here's the complete list of titles leaving Netflix in June 2016. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change.

Leaving June 1

"A Wrinkle in Time" (2003)

"About a Boy" (2002)

"Bounce" (2000)

"Bridget Jones's Diary" (2001)

"The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury" (2004)

"Clear and Present Danger" (1994)

"Click" (2006)

"Darkman" (1990)

"Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows

"Dude,
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Horror Highlights: 28 Days Later Poster, Slasher Blu-ray / DVD, American Murder Song, The Faculty Shirt

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A new 28 Days Later poster is inspired by Secret Cinema’s interactive experience of Danny Boyle’s British horror classic. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: Slasher Season 1 Blu-ray / DVD info, a video and release details for the first American Murder Song Ep, plus Cavity Colors’ tribute to Robert Rodriguez’s The Faculty with a shirt design by Devon Whitehead.

28 Days Later Poster from Secret Cinema and Artist Dan Mumford: Previous Press Release: “Prepare for a terrifying experience in apocalyptic survival as Secret Cinema Presents takes on Danny Boyle’s cult horror masterpiece, 28 Days Later.

Starring Cillian Murphy as Jim, who awakes from a coma to a find a deadly virus has all but obliterated humanity and society now overrun by hordes of the “infected”, 28 Days Later created a new breed of zombie (‘the infected’) – and reinvigorated the genre for the next generation of horror fans.

Not only does
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The Superman Films That Were Never Made

This week, Neil Calloway looks at Superman movies that were planned but never shot…

When the Christopher Reeve fronted Superman films came to a juddering halt in 1987 it would be almost twenty years before Clark Kent made another appearance on the big screen.

To be fair, between Superman IV: The Quest For Peace and 2006’s under appreciated Superman Returns, Superman was rarely off the small screen, featuring in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman from 1993 to 1997 and in Smallville from 2001-2010 (proving that Gotham wasn’t the first attempt to show the origins of a DC superhero on TV). However, its near ubiquity on television didn’t stop several attempts to return it to the big screen.

Producer Jon Peters (who had produced Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film) spent the mid nineties attempting to bring Superman back. Originally titled Superman Reborn, Kevin Smith (such a comic book fan
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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Intervention’

Sundance Film Review: ‘The Intervention’
The Intervention” finds three couples gathered for a country weekend, where they’ve plotted to perform emergency surgery on a fourth duo’s trouble marriage. Naturally, this well-intentioned but very probably misguided effort goes awry, with everyone’s personal fault lines exposed to variably seriocomic effect. Actress Clea DuVall’s debut feature as writer-director is an ensemble piece that breaks no new ground in themes or execution, but is pleasingly accomplished on all levels. It may not be quite edgy or distinctive enough to make much of a splash in niche theatrical release, but should prove a viable home-format item.

The group of thirtysomething friends who gather at an expansive family summer residence outside Savannah, owened by Jessie (DuVall), haven’t met there for some years; life got in the way of what had been an annual tradition. But now Annie (Melanie Lynskey) has orchestrated a reunion, one with a
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Carnivàle's Clea DuVall gets a hair-raising lead role in werewolf drama Brooklyn Animal Control

Carnivàle's Clea DuVall gets a hair-raising lead role in werewolf drama Brooklyn Animal Control
Carnivàle's Clea DuVall has taken the hair-raising lead role in USA Network pilot Brooklyn Animal Control.

Brooklyn Animal Control is an adaptation of an Idw comic series about a secret division of the NYPD tasked with policing werewolves.

The project is being developed for the USA Network by Man of Steel's David S Goyer, video game writer Jt Petty (Splinter Cell), Rick Jacobs (Circle of Confusion), David Alpert (The Walking Dead) and Idw's David Ozer and Ted Adams.

DuVall has stepped into the matronly role of Madeleine Holmlund, leader of a New York den of werewolves, reports TV Line.

The 38-year-old actress is no stranger to supernatural drama, having starred in alien flick The Faculty and horror blockbuster The Grudge.

She has also worked on television extensively in Heroes, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, American Horror Story: Asylum and Carnivàle.
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'Cooties' Red-Band Clip Has a Zombie Child on the Attack

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'Cooties' Red-Band Clip Has a Zombie Child on the Attack
There's a knock at the teacher's break room door. Who is it? Just a hungry zombie child looking to eat some brains! Lionsgate Premiere has unleashed the first red band clip from their new horror comedy Cooties. And it's sure to give any grade school educator the fright of their life!

From the creators of Saw and Glee, the infectious horror-comedy Cooties stars one heck of a comedy ensemble, with Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson & Alison Pill all fighting for their lives. The wickedly black thriller comes from the twisted minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of&#160Saw and&#160Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of Glee).&#160And as you can see in this clip, Cooties is bringing some huge unexpected laughs along with some unapologetic scares and lots of blood red gore.

When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer zombies, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage.
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Watch New Fear The Walking Dead Behind-the-Scenes Video

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With its premiere date creeping closer and its presence at Comic-Con just around the corner, AMC's Fear The Walking Dead is teased in a new behind-the-scenes video.

"A companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49,“Fear the Walking Dead” takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined. “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson and produced by AMC Studios. The series, set in Los Angeles, stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis,Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza, Ruben Bladesas Daniel, Mercedes Mason as
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Scream: The TV Series Season 1 Episode 1 Review

Martin Carr reviews the first episode of Scream: The TV Series

Anyone remember Party of Five? Exactly the same as Dawson’s Creek but without those homely qualities of a Katie Holmes or Michelle Williams. It aired on Channel Four in the Nineties, convincing Miramax producers that casting Neve Campbell in Scream was a good idea. Providing her with a means to pay the mortgage for twenty years and three subsequent sequels.

Initially championed by Wes Craven maker of original Nightmares on Elm Street. Scream was touted as a revisionist reinvention. That most post-modern of commodities known as the tongue in cheek slasher movie. A nudge, nudge, wink, wink wake up call for an outdated genre. Written by Kevin Williamson who went on to pen The Faculty for Robert Rodriguez, Scream is still heralded as a benchmark today. Spawning numerous copycat flicks including I Know What You Did Last Summer,
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Fear The Walking Dead: New Cast Member Added

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Will the new addition to the cast of Fear The Walking Dead survive the early days of the panic-packed zombie plague, or will they be devoured by the dead? Time will tell.

TheWrap reports that Cynthia Rose Hall has joined the cast of AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. The details of Hall's (Supercroc, Sons of Anarchy, A Winter Rose) role are not yet known.

"A companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49,“Fear the Walking Dead” takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined. “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson and produced by AMC Studios.
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