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Here’s When Leatherface Will Slice Its Way Onto Blu-Ray

Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury‘s Leatherface is yet another unique interpretation of Texas Chainsaw tonality. This is the beginnings of evil; a moody dive behind the monster’s mask. After The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 introduced a colorful misery, after roadkill grindhouse turned darkly comical, after 2003’s “gritty, dark reboot.” Here, the filmmakers behind Inside, Livide and Among The Living use Seth M. Sherwood’s screenplay to explore what could drive one child to his slaughterhouse obsession – with mixed results.

Though certainly not the franchise’s worst outing, it’s far from an instant classic and in some rather surprising news, it seems as if the origin story will be heading to Blu-Ray a lot sooner than we expected. That’s because we now know that Leatherface will be yours to take home on December 19th.

As far as special features go, there’s not much, but here’s
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Jim Carrey’s Artist Life: Inside His Friendship With Spike Jonze, Dense Personal Archives, and His ‘Eternal Sunshine’ Role Switch

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Jim Carrey’s Artist Life: Inside His Friendship With Spike Jonze, Dense Personal Archives, and His ‘Eternal Sunshine’ Role Switch
It was already an exciting evening at Moma on Tuesday night when Jim Carrey, Spike Jonze, and Chris Smith sat down for a Q&A following a screening of “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond.” Then Michael Stipe showed up, and the crowd went wild all over again.

The movie, directed by Smith and produced by Jonze, tracks Carrey’s extreme, method-like immersion into the role of Andy Kaufman on the set of Milos Forman’s “Man on the Moon.” The footage, which sat in Carrey’s personal archives for over a decade, finds Carrey baffling everyone on set (and beyond it). The project came together after Carrey sent the footage to Jonze, who brought Smith onboard.

See More:Jim Carrey, Behind the Mask: The Actor Explains His Viral Red Carpet Interview, Painting, and Life Beyond Slapstick

Spike said, ‘You know, I could do something with that, maybe,’” Carrey recalled.
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Psych: The Movie: We Have an Airdate!

Psych: The Movie: We Have an Airdate!
Ready, set, save the date, Psychos.

A premiere date for USA Network’s Psych: The Movie was announced Saturday at New York Comic-Con (via a panel moderated by yours truly), and the anticipated one-off revival will bow on Thursday, Dec, 7 at 8/7c. The airdate news was revealed by Mia co-lead Dulé Hill (who had a scheduling conflict) via a special video message to fans.

RelatedPsych Revival Enlists New Love Interest for Gus — and There’s a (Fun!) Twist

Also at the Nycc event, star/Ep James Roday — who was joined by cast mates Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson and Corbin Bernsen,
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Josh Duhamel Hunts for Tupac and Biggie's Killers in Unsolved Trailer

Josh Duhamel Hunts for Tupac and Biggie's Killers in Unsolved Trailer
The murders of hip-hop legends Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. are still unsolved… but at least now Josh Duhamel is on the case.

The Las Vegas and All My Children veteran stars in USA Network’s new true-crime anthology Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., playing real-life Lapd detective Greg Kading, who’s tasked with solving the notorious killings. But in the new trailer below, Kading isn’t sure what he’s really supposed to be looking for, asking his superior: “Is my objective to solve this case, or to cover the department’s ass?
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Tommy Lee Jones Told Jim Carrey ‘I Cannot Sanction Your Buffoonery’ While They Were Making ‘Batman Forever’ — Watch

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Tommy Lee Jones Told Jim Carrey ‘I Cannot Sanction Your Buffoonery’ While They Were Making ‘Batman Forever’ — Watch
In case you were wondering, that bizarre Jim Carrey interview from a few weeks back wasn’t an anomaly. The man who brought us Ace Ventura and the Mask still believes that none of us exist and nothing matters, though he does seem to take it all in stride during his appearance on “Norm Macdonald Live.”

After joking about the fact that “every once in a while, somebody you really admire hates your guts,” Carrey reveals two people who weren’t fans of him: Chuck Jones and Tommy Lee Jones.

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He worked with the latter on the ill-fated “Batman Forever,” in which he played the Riddler to Jones’ Harvey Dent/Two-Face. “I went over and I said, ‘Hey Tommy, how you doin’?’ and the blood just drained from his face like he
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‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Review: ‘Holes’ Exposes the Man Behind the Mask

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‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Review: ‘Holes’ Exposes the Man Behind the Mask
(Every week, we’re going to get the discussion going about American Horror Story: Cult by answering one important question: who is the main villain of the episode?) American Horror Story: Cult hit its halfway mark in Tuesday’s episode, titled “Holes,” spilling, even more blood while dropping a few predictable story twists along the way. We did get more Sarah […]

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Jim Carrey To Play Tormented Children’s TV Star In New Showtime Comedy From Michel Gondry

Jim Carrey To Play Tormented Children’s TV Star In New Showtime Comedy From Michel Gondry
Jim Carrey is reuniting with his “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” director Michel Gondry to star in a new half-hour comedy for Showtime. “Kidding,” which has been given a 10-episode order, will represent Carrey’s first series regular role in more than two decades.

“Kidding” stars Carrey as Jeff, also known as beloved children’s TV personality Mr. Pickles. Here’s the logline: “A beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him – [Jeff] also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality’s family – wife, two sons, sister and father – begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.
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Jim Carrey To Play Tormented Children’s TV Star In New Showtime Comedy From Michel Gondry

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Jim Carrey To Play Tormented Children’s TV Star In New Showtime Comedy From Michel Gondry
Jim Carrey is reuniting with his “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” director Michel Gondry to star in a new half-hour comedy for Showtime. “Kidding,” which has been given a 10-episode order, will represent Carrey’s first series regular role in more than two decades.

“Kidding” stars Carrey as Jeff, also known as beloved children’s TV personality Mr. Pickles. Here’s the logline: “A beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him – [Jeff] also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality’s family – wife, two sons, sister and father – begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.
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‘Revenge’: Inside the Tiff Midnight Madness Premiere So Intense That Paramedics Were Called

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‘Revenge’: Inside the Tiff Midnight Madness Premiere So Intense That Paramedics Were Called
It’s called “madness” for reason. Each year, the Toronto International Film Festival plays home to its long-running Midnight Madness section, which unveils the best of up-and-coming genre cinema to scores of fans looking to be thrilled and chilled during midnight screenings at Toronto’s Ryerson Theatre. Big reactions are de rigueur, though some are a bit bigger than others.

This year, that particular spotlight belonged to Coralie Fargeat’s feature film debut, “Revenge,” which bowed on Sunday evening, and rendered at least one attendee unable to stomach the full force of the Western-styled revenge tale of a woman done very, very wrong. The Globe and Mail confirmed that one audience member fell “unwell” during the screening — initial reports claim that they suffered a seizure — and was quickly attended to and hustled out of the screaming. (At its own midnight premiere last year, the cannibal coming-of-age story “Raw” made at
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‘The Shape of Water’: Guillermo del Toro Explains Why His Inventive Fairy Tale is Really About a ‘Disney F–ing Princess’

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‘The Shape of Water’: Guillermo del Toro Explains Why His Inventive Fairy Tale is Really About a ‘Disney F–ing Princess’
Fresh off his Golden Lion win at the Venice Film Festival, director Guillermo del Toro bowed his latest feature, “The Shape of Water,” at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday night. It was a special kind of homecoming for the Mexican filmmaker, who now lives in the Canadian city and filmed much of the feature there.

The lush fairy tale, starring Sally Hawkins as mute janitor Eliza, toiling midnight hours at a secret facility who falls in love with a “monster” being kept there (playing charmingly by Doug Jones in a full-body fish-man suit), is a full-force expression of del Toro’s own creativity, and one that just so happened to partially shoot some of its crucial scenes in the same theater where it bowed during the midpoint of the festival, the historic Elgin Theatre.

Partially a love letter to the power of cinema, mostly a full-scale movie romance for the ages,
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Scores Hulu Its First Big Emmy Nominations

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Scores Hulu Its First Big Emmy Nominations
Hulu has finally joined streaming giants Netflix and Amazon in the Emmy race, thanks to “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Scoring 13 nominations, “The Handmaid’s Tale” is the first Hulu series to truly capture Academy acclaim. Though the streaming service has received noms before, none were for above-the-line key categories. (Last year, Hulu saw a variety writing nom for “Triumph’s Election Special 2016” and a visual effects nom for “11/22/63.” Its very first nomination was back in 2014 for sports series “Behind the Mask.”) Now with a hit in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu is officially ready to take on the big boys.

Most notably, “The Handmaid’s Tale” received noms in the drama series, writing, and directing categories, as well as lead actress for Elisabeth Moss, supporting actress for Ann Dowd and Samira Wiley, and guest actress for Alexis Bledel.

After the nominations were announced, Moss said, “There’s things about it that we didn’t hold back, and
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From Almodóvar’s parade to the Security of Hollywood: Antonio Banderas’ cinematic journey

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Author: Jon Lyus

Antonio Banderas is one of the more recognisable faces (and certainly one of the most recognisable voices) in Hollywood. His presence in front of the camera is tangible, and the variety of roles he enjoys now is testament to a versatility few could have expected of the man who came to Tinsel Town barely speaking a word of English.

He has been a masked legend (twice, one furry – the other not so), played with another kind of mask (horrifcally so – see the final note), appeared opposite the likes of Sir Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie and Spongebob Squarepants. He’s done it all, and now a new film of his arrives on DVD this week.

Security sees the actor as an ex-Special Forces vet taking a job as a security guard. On his first night he rescues a young girl fleeing from a hijacked convey,
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Steven Spielberg Pentagon Papers Film Adds Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Bradley Whitford

Steven Spielberg Pentagon Papers Film Adds Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Bradley Whitford
Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Alison Brie, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Zach Woods have joined the ensemble of Steven Spielberg’s “The Papers,” which already stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. The film centers on the Washington Post’s decision to publish the classified Pentagon Papers in 1971.

Formerly known as “The Post,” the movie is a co-production between Amblin Entertainment and Fox. The film has been fast-tracked with the hope of making this year’s awards season race, with production already underway.

The movie will see a limited release on Dec. 22 and go wide on Jan. 12, 2018.

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Steven Spielberg Pentagon Papers Drama Gets 2017 Oscar-Season Release

Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures purchased the spec from Liz Hannah last fall, with Pascal on board to produce along with Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Rachel O’Connor will executive produce with
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Behind the Mask Writer Looking to Make You Wait For It

If you’re a fan of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, it’s probably due in part to the wonderful script written by David J. Stieve. That film took an interesting concept and filled it with wit, humor, and… Continue Reading →

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TV News Roundup: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell to Host Freeform Special ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’

TV News Roundup: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell to Host Freeform Special ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’
In today’s TV news roundup, “The Bachelor” alumni Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell will host Freeform special “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings,” David Axelrod will bring his podcast “The Axe Files” to television, and more.

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Ever wonder what it would be like to get married at a Disney resort? “The Bachelor” alumni Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell will help you find out as they host an upcoming special entitled “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings,” which will air on on May 7 at 8 p.m./7c on Freeform. The 90-minute special will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the unique weddings and engagements that take place at Disney Destinations around the world.

CNN Senior Political Commentator David Axelrod will bring his popular podcast, “The Axe Files,” to television for the first time during a one-hour special on CNN at Apr. 1. at 9 p.m./8c. He will be joined by former political rival Senator John McCain to reflect
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Kate Middleton Stuns During Her Glamorous Night Out at a Museum

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Kate Middleton Stuns During Her Glamorous Night Out at a Museum
Kate Middleton looked all kinds of gorgeous when she stepped out for the annual Portrait Gala in London on Tuesday. Kate - who has been a patron of the gallery since 2012 - stunned in a deep-green-colored lace Temperley gown complete with a metallic clutch. The Duchess of Cambridge met with guests and viewed two exhibitions - Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends and Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the Mask, Another Mask - before attending a dinner at the art gallery. She also met model and British Vogue contributor Alexa Chung before making her way around the museum. Kate attended the event solo and has been keeping busy with her philanthropic endeavors following Prince William's controversial ski trip to the Swiss Alps in early March. After celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a cold glass of Guinness during a visit to the Cavalry Barracks, she helped spread mental health awareness the
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What a Gem! Kate Middleton Glows in Green at 2017 Portrait Gala

What a Gem! Kate Middleton Glows in Green at 2017 Portrait Gala
Is there any color Kate Middleton can't wear?! The Duchess of Cambridge looks gorgeous in an emerald green lace gown by Temperley at the 2017 Portrait Gala. She paired her gemstone look with a metallic gold clutch and drop down earrings by Kiki McDonough. She complemented her soft look by wearing her brunette locks down in loose waves. Kate is attending to view the latest exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery and to meet guests before having dinner inside the London attraction. The royal mom-of-two has been a patron of the gallery since 2012. The Duchess will view two exhibitions—Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends, and Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind The Mask, Another Mask. The 2017...
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SXSW 2017 Interview: Behind The Mask Cast & Crew on the Past, Present, and Future of Leslie Vernon

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While in Austin at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, I had the opportunity to catch up with a variety of folks responsible for the modern cult classic Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, which celebrated its 10th anniversary with several screenings as part of the fest’s midnight lineup. Those on hand for the interview included co-writer/director Scott Glosserman, co-writer/producer David J. Stieve, star Nathan Baesel, and co-star Ben Pace.

As it turns out, when you get a group of filmmakers who also happen to be great friends together in one room for an interview, things can get a little nutty. That being said, we have some great highlights from Daily Dead’s in-depth chat with the gang behind one of the more boundary-pushing genre films of the last several decades, including the risk involved with making Behind the Mask, the legacy of Leslie Vernon, how they
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Indiegogo Campaign Launched for Before The Mask: The Return Of Leslie Vernon Comic Book Series

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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon recently celebrated a big anniversary at SXSW and now you can help continue the story of Leslie Vernon via a crowdfunding campaign for an eight-part comic book series called Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon.

Check out official details and cover art below, and to learn more, visit Before the Mask: the Return of Leslie Vernon on Indiegogo.

"You've been dying to know what happened to Leslie Vernon after you saw him pop back up in the morgue during the end credits of Behind the Mask and here's your chance! The screenplay for our sequel, Before the Mask: the Return of Leslie Vernon is being transposed into a comic series and we are ready to unleash it on you, our fans!

The number of 1st edition 1st printing issues will be limited to the number of pre-orders via this campaign
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‘Pitchfork’ Review

Stars: Daniel Wilkinson, Brian Raetz, Lindsey Nicole, Ryan Moore, Celina Beach,Nicole Dambro, Keith Webb, Sheila Leason, Vibhu Raghave, Rachel Carter, Andrew Dawe-Collins | Written by Glenn Douglas Packard, Darryl F. Gariglio | Directed by Glenn Douglas Packard

I love slasher films. I always have. In fact, I would say that it is the slasher, more than almost any other subgenre, that has defined me as a horror fan. As a fan, my reverence for these oft-maligned films knows no bounds and I find great comfort in revisiting them over and over.

However, as a film-maker, the prospect of actually making a slasher film terrifies me. As much as I want to believe that there is new ground just waiting to be broken, I struggle to see what can still be done with the slasher film. I approach every new entry with the hope that I will find something new, something that
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