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What to Watch This Week: 'Chef,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'In A World...'

29 September 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Chef"

Jon Favreau wrote and directed this delicious comedy about a chef named Carl Casper, who quits the biz to start a food truck with help from fellow chef Martin (John Leguizamo) and Carl's son Percy. Sofía Vergara plays Carl's ex-wife, with Dustin Hoffman as Carl's former boss, Scarlett Johansson as the hostess of the restaurant, and Oliver Platt as a food critic whose mean tweets kicked off this whole business.

"The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology"

This Blu-ray box set includes both the theatrical version and the extended director's cut of "The Exorcist," "Exorcist II: The Heretic," "The Exorcist III," and the two prequels, "Exorcist: The Beginning" and "Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist." Although this set doesn't boast a whole lot of extras, »

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Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist (2005) Review

24 September 2014 12:28 AM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Jesse Miller

Before Exorcist: The Beginning was set in motion, there was Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist, which was in production with a different cast and different director before its company, out of fear it wouldn’t be successful, shelved it.

They re-tooled the cast, hired Renny Harlin, gave him a bigger budget and told him to go nuts with it.

This new film would go on to become what we know as Exorcist: The Beginning. However, when The Beginning underperformed, the company decided to resurrect Dominion, reshoot what needed to be done and finally release it to see how that version went.

I can see why the studio feared this take on the prequel story – I mean, when you hear The Exorcist, what do you think? Spider-crawling, vulgar babble, spinning heads and oh yes – vomit, lots of that sweet pea soup vomit.

See, Dominion doesn’t actually »

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 1

8 September 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best. 

On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Mysterious Facebook Petition Asks Fans to ‘Save’ Paul Schrader Movie

4 September 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Somewhere, Paul Schrader’s head must be spinning. Again.

Back in 2004, the iconoclastic “Taxi Driver” screenwriter found himself locked in a headline-grabbing battle for creative control when his “Dominion,” a prequel to William Friedkin’s Oscar-winning classic “The Exorcist,” was taken away from him by producers Morgan Creek and subsequently reshot, in its entirety, by director Renny Harlin.

Now, a mysterious Facebook page suggests that Schrader may be encountering similar troubles on his latest directing gig, “The Dying of the Light.” The page, entitled “Save Paul Schrader’s Dying of the Light,” includes a headshot of Schrader, alongside photos of stars Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin and Irene Jacob, as well as executive producer Nicolas Winding Refn.

The page’s “about” box reads as follows: “The truth about Dying of the Light…The movie was taken away from Paul Schrader! The movie is now recut and the control of the film was taken away from Mr. »

- Scott Foundas

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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening Of The Purge: Anarchy In St. Louis

7 July 2014 8:18 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In 2013, the country responded to the provocative concept that on one night every year, any and all crime is made legal. Audiences turned The Purge into a surprise summer hit as the film debuted at No. 1 with an astonishing $34.1 million weekend at the domestic box office.

After witnessing the response to the film and listening to the conversations that it provoked, James DeMonaco (writer/director of The Purge and writer of The Negotiator, Assault on Precinct 13) quickly returned to the explosive universe that he created with an even more arresting idea for a sequel: placing the audience outside on the streets during the annual Purge.

A speculative thriller that shows us what occurs during The Purge outside of the confines of a suburban neighborhood, The Purge: Anarchy returns us to a dystopic future. Our government, now re-engineered by the New Founders of America (Nfa), has sanctioned its annual 12-hour »

- Movie Geeks

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The Exorcist Blu-ray Anthology Announced

26 June 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Though we don't have exact specs and there is no formal announcement, we couldn't help but share this latest sales sheet which shows that every single movie in the Exorcist franchise is getting set to hit Blu-ray! Read on for what we do know.

Judging from the ad below, The Exorcist, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Exorcist III, Exorcist: The Beginning, and Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist will all be available in the upcoming The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology Blu-ray box set.

In addition, almost each individual film will be available as a single release on September 23rd. The only film not getting a separate single release is Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist. Yep, if you want Paul Schrader's take on the story of Father Merrin, you're gonna have to pony up the extra cash.

The box set will cost $35.99, and the individual releases will run $16.99 each. Stay tuned for the official word. »

- Steve Barton

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The Exorcist Complete Anthology Coming to Blu-ray

24 June 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Regan MacNeil, Father Lankester Merrin, Lieutenant William F. Kinderman: in The Exorcist film series, these and other characters encountered demons in varying ways, and soon you can experience each one’s trial by fire with the upcoming release of all six films in The Exorcist series on Blu-ray.

With a street date of September 23rd, Warner Bros. is spreading the high-definition treatment across The Exorcist series like never before. The 6-disc anthology Blu-ray will be listed at about $36.00, with each of the available individual Blu-ray releases set to sell for around $17.00.

While the original film, directed by William Friedkin and based on the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty, had previously been released on Blu-ray in both its original and extended editions, the sequels have never received this type of high-definition upgrade. It should be noted that both director Renny Harlin’s (Exorcist: The Beginning) and Paul Schrader’s (Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist »

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The Exorcist Anthology heading to Blu-ray

24 June 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There is no official word yet, but the good folk over at Dread Central have unearthed a sales sheet that shows plans to release The Exorcist Anthology on Blu-ray.

The set will include the theatrical cut of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist as well as the extended Director’s Cut, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Exorcist III, Exorcist: The Beginning, and Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist.

Further to the anthology release, all Blu-rays will be released singularly, but oddly with the exception of Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist. Guess you’ll have to pay the full price if you want to get your hands on that one.

Considered one of the most controversial movies of all-time, The Exorcist was released in 1973 and has been labelled as one of the scariest movies ever made. The film was thought to be banned in the UK but actually it just wasn’t submitted to »

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The Exorcist Blu-ray Anthology Announced

24 June 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Though we don't have exact specs and there is no formal announcement, we couldn't help but share this latest sales sheet which shows that every single movie in the Exorcist franchise is getting set to hit Blu-ray! Read on for what we do know.

Judging from the ad below, The Exorcist, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Exorcist III, Exorcist: The Beginning, and Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist will all be available in the upcoming The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology Blu-ray box set.

In addition, almost each individual film will be available as a single release on September 23rd. The only film not getting a separate single release is Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist. Yep, if you want Paul Schrader's take on the story of Father Merrin, you're gonna have to pony up the extra cash.

The box set will cost $35.99, and the individual releases will run $16.99 each. Stay tuned for the official word. »

- Steve Barton

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‘The Legend Of Hercules’ Review: Kellan Lutz’s Beefcake Saga is One Messy Myth (Video)

10 January 2014 9:20 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s hard to tell from where Renny Harlin and his collaborators stole the most shamelessly for “The Legend Of Hercules” – “Gladiator,” “300” or “Spartacus.” Regardless, the film answers the defiant question “Are you not entertained?” (asked by Maximus in “Gladiator”) with a resounding “Not especially.” The once-mighty Harlin, hovering in C-grade limbo after a lackluster horror sequel (“Exorcist: The Beginning”), a steroid-pumped “Die Hard” knockoff (“12 Rounds”) and a would-be prestige picture (“5 Days of War”), yields fully to the motion-cranked, bleach-bypassed aesthetic of the last decade-plus of sword and sandal films, offering an addition to the genre that opts »

- Todd Gilchrist

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