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Many TV viewers use commercial breaks to do things like run to the kitchen to make a sandwich. Fox hopes viewers of a revival of the iconic “Rocky Horror Picture Show” this evening will instead stick around and chew on something else.
When Fox shows a retooled version of the 1975 cult favorite Thursday night, viewers might want to think about candy instead of the toast many aficionados of the cult favorite often bring to showings to hurl at the screen. Mars’ Snickers candy bar will have a prominent role in this evening’s proceedings: The chocolate bar, which also contains caramel, nougat and peanuts, will be featured in a two-minute commercial break that depict how the actors and actresses in the production were transformed into the outlandish characters who populate the off-kilter musical comedy.
Metamorphoses of these sorts play off Snickers’ current ad campaign. For the past several years, the candy bar has won notice with commercials »
- Brian Steinberg
Warning: There are major Don't Breathe spoilers below. Last week I wrote about Don't Breathe's instantly-notorious turkey baster scene, in which the psychotic "Blind Man" (Stephen Lang) ties Rocky (Jane Levy) up in a harness, cuts a hole in her pants and announces his intention to impregnate her with a turkey baster full of his semen. When I first watched the film-- which just topped the North American box office for the second week in a row -- the brutally-tense moment had me physically squirming in my seat, which is obviously the reaction Alvarez intended to provoke. As Rocky screams and struggles in horror, the Blind Man also, incredibly, announces: "I'm not a rapist." Which, of course, he is. Since Don't Breathe's release, the baster scene has been widely lauded by critics as a daring bit of provocation by the film's director Fede Alvarez, and for better or »
- Chris Eggertsen
Set your DVRs! This week, the major TV networks announced their upcoming fall and midseason shows. Here are the top 17 series People's own TV team is most excited to watch in coming months.This Is Us Stars: Mandy Moore, Milo VentimigliaWhy we're excited: Grab your tissues! Moore is about to bring the feels (again), now the small screen. NBC's new dramedy pulls together an ensemble of characters that initially share the same birthday but ultimately connect on deeper levels. Each one has a story to tell that is bound to make you both laugh and cry. The trailer wracked »
- PEOPLE TV Staff
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 wraps up the series, coffee gets poisoned in The Hateful Eight, Rocky trains Creed, the market crashes in The Big Short, Brie Larson enters Room, Rooney Mara falls in love with Carol, Saoirse Ronan moves to Brooklyn, Charlie Brown and the gang head to the big screen in The Peanuts Movie, Ron Howard takes viewers In The Heart Of The Sea, Tina and Amy play Sisters, Will Smith... Read More »
- Mathew Plale
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander were both nominated for Oscars (and she won) for this inspiring drama, based on the real lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. The film is out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand March 1, and the discs include the bonus feature "The Making of The Danish Girl," with the actors, director Tom Hooper, and others on the filmmaking team taking you through the creative process.
Yo, Adrian, Rocky is back on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Michael B. Jordan stars as Adonis Johnson, who never knew his famous father, Apollo Creed, but ends up training with Apollo's old opponent, Rocky Balboa. Stallone was nominated for an Oscar (again) for his performance, and »
- Gina Carbone
Check this trailer out, creeps:
Rad-ass, right? Well, I know yer just itchin’ to learn more about this freaky fright flick… so I crammed some of the cast n’ crew into the ol’ Crypt o’ Xiii to do just that!
Famous Monsters. Tell the ol’ Coffin Club all about The Barn (seriously, some of these cats actually Do live under rocks and may not have heard about it) and how all of you came to be involved with it!
Justin Seaman. I am the writer and director of The Barn, a a 80s-style retro horror film that takes place in the 1980s and follows a group of teens who stumble upon an old abandoned barn and unleash a trio of baddies on Halloween night! If that’s not enough for you, it has blood, guts, boobies, and rock n roll music! This has been a passion goal of mine for 22 years! »
Each weekend we highlight the best repertory programming that New York City has to offer, and it’s about to get even better. Opening on February 19th at 7 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side is Metrograph, the city’s newest indie movie theater. Sporting two screens, they’ve announced their first slate, which includes retrospectives for Fassbinder, Wiseman, Eustache, and more, special programs such as an ode to the moviegoing experience, and new independent features that we’ve admired on the festival circuit (including Afternoon, Office 3D, and Measure of a Man).
Artistic and Programming Director Jacob Perlin says in a press release, “Jean Eustache in a Rocky t-shirt. This is the image we had in mind while making this first calendar. Great cinema is there, wherever you can find it. The dismissed film now recognized as a classic, the forgotten box-office hit newly resurrected, the high and the low, »
- Jordan Raup
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