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Stellan Skarsgård In ‘A Somewhat Gentle Man’ Trailer

15 December 2010 12:13 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

For the most part, America hasn’t been too kind in giving the enormously talented Stellan Skarsgård the best lead acting roles. The only big ones I can think of are The Exorcist: The Beginning and Mamma Mia!, but neither of those are of what most would consider to be a “high” quality. So it’s not surprising that his next lead performance isn’t for an American film, but one from his native country of Norway.

It happens to be called A Somewhat Gentle Man, and while the movie hasn’t had much attention thrown at it over here, it’s already been released in Norway to a generally positive reaction. We’ll get to see it thanks to Strand Releasing (surprised to see they’re still around), and to help get people excited they’ve released a trailer. You can watch the impressive, funny piece below, thanks to Apple (via FirstShowing); however, »

- Nick Newman

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What I Watched, What You Watched: Installment #70

5 December 2010 8:07 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend last week and hopefully have a few movies to share. This week I caught up with a film I thought I'd never see and a personal holiday favorite. I did also watch Guillermo del Toro's Cronos for the first time as well as a couple of awards screeners including Barney's Version and Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, but more on those films a little later down the line.

The Keep (1983) Quick Thoughts: Did any of you take my advice last week and watch Michael Mann's second feature film The Keep on Netflix Instant Play, which as far as I know is the only way you can watch it now unless you own the VHS or Laser Disc edition? Well I decided to give it a go and there are some moments that are quite good, such as the opening sequence and »

- Brad Brevet

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead gets to Kick Ass in The Thing Prequel

31 October 2010 7:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

 

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, currently best known as Ramona Flowers in the excellent 2010 video-game/teen comedy fest  Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, is gearing up to play the female lead in the 2011 prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing.

Giving an interview in the November 2010 edition of Total Film, Winstead is eager to make sure that we all know that they’re “not doing a remake… these are similar characters in a similar scenario” she agrees, “but it’s not the same film”. If we’re telling the truth, this new version of the 1982 classic is indeed a prequel that intends to defy the unwritten law that prequels tend to suck. See Hannibal Rising or Exorcist: The Beginning for further details of this theory.

And yes, it’s true that prequels tend to tarnish the complexity or innovative nature of the originals in some cases but it seems that the makers »

- Adam Spinks

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L.A. Hosts Huge Halloween Horror Auction

24 October 2010 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Premiere Props announced today they will be showcasing over 500 never-before-seen Halloween and horror props with Fangoria Entertainment as part of Fangoria.S Annual Horror Movie Prop And Costume Live Auction at the Premiere Props warehouse. Fangoria.S Annual Horror Movie Prop And Costume Live Auction features iconic items from some of Hollywood.s scariest films. Horror fans will jump at the chance to own Freddy Krueger.s iconic ripped and bloody sweater from Friday The 13th or an original paper mask seen onscreen in Michael Myers. hospital room from Rob Zombie.s Halloween. Additional horror memorabilia includes Michael Myers. bat from Halloween II, the iconic wooden bat used by horror legend Eli Roth in Inglourious Basterds, a dirty, large wood cross from Exorcist: The Beginning and »

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Weekend Report: 'The American' Out-Draws The Mexican

7 September 2010 6:27 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

The summer movie season came to a typically quiet close over the four-day Labor Day weekend. The American led the way with a standard-issue George Clooney debut, Machete had an average late summer action movie launch, while Going the Distance stalled. Overall business, though, was up nearly seven percent from the same timeframe last year. The American earned $16.7 million over the long weekend at 2,823 locations for a $19.8 million tally since opening Wednesday. That was much more than recent Labor Day adult thrillers The Constant Gardener and Traitor, though the movie's attendance was mid-pack among assasssin-themed pictures. Most of Geroge Clooney's recent vehicles have opened in the same range as The American's $13.2 million three-day weekend, including The Men Who Stare at Goats, Leatherheads, Michael Clayton and Syriana. As quiet as The American may seem, it had the fourth-highest grossing Labor Day launch ever. Distributor Focus Features reported that The American »

- Brandon Gray <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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'Last Exorcism,' 'Takers' Possess Top Two Spots

29 August 2010 10:58 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

The Last Exorcism and Takers delivered solid debuts in a near photo finish for the weekend top spot, while Avatar's Special Edtion relaunch yielded modest numbers. Overall weekend business was off eight percent from the same timeframe last year, when The Final Destination led. Claiming an estimated $21.3 million at 2,874 locations, The Last Exorcism's opening ranked well above average for a supernatural horror movie, grossing more than Exorcist: The Beginning and The Unborn (2009). The last expressly exorcism-themed movie, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, though, had a much bigger start, making $30.1 million out of the gate in 2005. Takers bagged an estimated $21 million at 2,206 locations, and it actually topped Last Exorcism on Saturday and is projected to lead on Sunday as well. It also performed better than Last Exorcism relative to its heist sub-genre, more than tripling the start of Armored, and it came in only a bit behind last summer's higher-profile »

- Brandon Gray <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Friday Report: 'Last Exorcism,' 'Takers' Snare Audiences...

28 August 2010 3:47 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

On Friday, new releases The Last Exorcism and Takers dominated the chart with solid returns, Avatar added a bit more to its coffers with a special edition relaunch, and the holdovers saw largely standard declines. The Last Exorcism grabbed an estimated $9.4 million on approximately 3,500 screens at 2,874 locations (the gross included around $750,000 from its midnight opening). That was better than Exorcist: The Beginning but less than The Exorcism of Emily Rose, which was the last expressly exorcism-themed movie and started at $11.3 million back in 2005. Last Exorcism's opening attendance was also behind The Haunting in Connecticut and The Amityville Horror (2005) but greater than The Unborn (2009). Takers scored an estimated $7.5 million on close to 2,600 screens at 2,206 locations, which was above par for a heist picture. It made more in a single day than Armored did in its entire first weekend, and it had a significantly bigger opening day than The Losers, Street Kings and Brooklyn's Finest. »

- Brandon Gray <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Weekend Briefing: 'Last Exorcism,' 'Takers,' 'Avatar' Shoot for Late Summer Action...

27 August 2010 4:22 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

For the penultimate weekend of the summer, The Last Exorcism aims to possess first place with an estimated 3,500 screens at 2,874 locations, while Takers busts in on around 2,600 screens at 2,206 locations. Avatar: Special Edition relaunches at 812 locations, including 125 IMAX venues, and Get Low leaps to a near-nationwide 570 locations. Though relatively unheralded, exorcism (and haunting) movies consistently strike a chord with certain sects of society, and The Last Exorcism is well-primed to capitalize, adding a documentary/found footage angle in the vein of Paranormal Activity, Quarantine and The Fourth Kind. Last Exorcism marks the first expressly exorcism-themed movie since The Exorcism of Emily Rose in 2005, and its marketing has hit the expected exorcism notes. Exorcism of Emily Rose had a big $30.1 million in its early September launch, while Exorcist: The Beginning nabbed $18.1 million in its Aug. 2004 debut. Late August has also been a prime time for other horror movies, including The Final Destination »

- Brandon Gray <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Top Five Exorcism/Exorcist Movies

23 August 2010 4:12 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Top Five Exorcism Movies

I had one hell of a time trying to figure out how to tackle this list. What exactly constitutes an exorcism movie? Do I have enough for a top ten and if so once I get beyond five do I even care about the next five? It was not an easy process, and the idea only came to me because Lionsgate will be releasing The Last Exorcism in theaters starting this Friday.

It comes down to what exactly do you consider an "Exorcism Movie"? Does it have to include an exorcist or just some sort of an exorcism? When it comes to an exorcism just what exactly does that have to include? Can only people be possessed? Do houses count? I guess we'll see as my list walks the line between all of these questions and includes titles some of you may consider invalid...

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- Brad Brevet

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Melancholia Begins Production

27 July 2010 10:14 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Next year's feel good movie from Lars von Trier, Melancholia, is officially on its way to probably depress you, confuse you, and put you in a bad mood. That's just what he does with his movies, man! Well, that and lots of humping, but that's another story.

According to Screen Daily Lars von Trier held a press conference Monday to announce further plans for his new film and declared it "a beautiful movie about the end of the world." The English-language film started shooting July 22 in Trollhattan, Sweden and will continue its shoot through September 8. The film is set for release in May-June 2011.

Melancholia stars John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).

The film's title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. »

- Uncle Creepy

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John Hurt the Next to Suffer From a Case of Melancholia

18 May 2010 11:41 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The end of the world is here for director Lars von Trier and his new doomsday epic, Melancholia, as the man has assembled quite a cast to usher in Armageddon including one last very big name!

According to The Hollywood Reporter the legendary John Hurt has signed on to join the previously announed Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).

The film's title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. "No more happy endings!" commented Lars von Trier in an earlier story, who will direct from his own screenplay.

Look for more soon!

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Cast for Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia Announced

16 April 2010 10:09 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Kirsten Dunst has no idea what she just got herself into. The young American starlet has signed on to star in Lars von Trier’s latest film, Melancholia, according to a report from Deadline New York.

She joins a cast that includes Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).

According to previous reports, the film seems to represent somewhat of a departure for the Danish auteur, and is described as a psychological drama and disaster movie. The title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet illustrated on the press release that looms threateningly close to Earth. As always, von Trier will direct from his own screenplay.

Dunst will fill the role originally intended for Penelope Cruz, who recently dropped out of the project in favor of pursuing the millions of dollars she »

- Bryan

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Melancholia: Full Cast Announced

16 April 2010 1:22 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The end of the world cannot come soon enough for director Lars von Trier and his new end of the world epic, Melancholia, as the man has assembled quite a cast to usher in doomsday!

According to Deadline New York Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man) has landed the lead role, and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria) are also attached.

The film's title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. "No more happy endings!" commented Lars von Trier in an earlier story, who will direct from his own screenplay.

Look for more soon!

- Uncle Creepy

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- Uncle Creepy

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Full Cast for Lars Von Trier's End of the World Thriller 'Melancholia'

15 April 2010 5:27 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Lars Von Trier, the Danish director behind Antichrist, will be taking on the apocalypse with Melancholia, an "end of the world" thriller with a so-called apocalypse being caused by Earth colliding with another planet. Deadline revealed today the entire cast starting with the lead, Kirsten Dunst. Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgaard ("True Blood"), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning ) and Udo Kier (Suspiria) are also attached. The film will begin shooting in Sweden this July, with a budget of around $8 million. Antichrist was quite a controversial film, it'll be interesting to see his spin on a disaster film. »

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Horror at the Oscars Part 1: The Quickening

8 March 2010 1:54 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It’s that time of year again, kids. Dread Central’s 2010 Horror at the Oscars coverage. Horror was indeed present this year and in black-tie. While Roger Corman and Lauren Bacall were honored a few months back at the Governor’s Award Ceremony, it was an unexpected delight to see Corman, recipient of the lifetime achievement Oscar, enjoy a standing ovation on national television.

I was, however, very disappointed that neither of them were allowed to speak. Roger Corman’s contributions to modern cinema are too vast for him to just stand up and wave. James Cameron was one of many Corman acolytes present, and his nomination speaks to Corman’s tremendous legacy. On the Terminator DVD Cameron mentions, "I trained at the Roger Corman Film School.” Jonathan Demme, Martin Scorsese, and Francis Ford Coppola, among many others, were also former students.

The terror continued with a spoof of Paranormal Activity »

- Heather Buckley

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Anthony Hopkins Exorcises Demons in ‘The Rite’

27 February 2010 4:40 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

As the sophisticated cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter, Anthony Hopkins brought to life one of film’s most terrifying faces of evil. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Hopkins will turn his talents toward fighting evil as a priest specializing in exorcisms for the supernatural thriller, The Rite.

The Rite, which is allegedly based on true events, follows “a disillusioned American seminary student who attends exorcism school at the Vatican and ultimately finds his faith through encounters with demonic forces.” Hopkins will presumably play an older, more experienced priest who schools the young seminarian in the ways of kicking Satan’s ass.

The film is being directed by Mikael Hafstrom, who has previously helmed the John Cusack creeepfest 1408, as well as the Swedish film Evil, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film in 2004. Besides Hafstrom, the rest of the above the line talent on the film includes »

- Rob Frappier

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