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Supernatural? Perhaps. Baloney? Perhaps Not: Dark Shadows (2012)

13 May 2017 11:02 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Five years ago this weekend Tim Burton’s updating of Dark Shadows, the gothic/horror-themed soap opera which ran from 1966 to 1971 on ABC and was a seminal influence on a generation of budding horror fans (including Burton), was released on American movie screens, one weekend after Marvel’s The Avengers was still dictating the imaginations (and the wallets) of moviegoers everywhere. Given Burton’s track record with horror comedies (Beetlejuice being the primary example) and collaborations with Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands), a surprisingly low number of ticket-buyers seemed ultimately to care—the movie, which cost $150 million to make, and undoubtedly a hefty chunk of change more than that to market, would earn back only slightly more than half of that in the United States, though its final take globally came in at around $235 million. There were a few takers among critics, notably »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Guardians Of The Galaxy And Cinema’s Most Memorable Misfit Families

28 April 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Dave Roper

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is garnering widespread, positive reviews ahead of its release at the end of this week, with one of its foremost qualities being lauded by critics is the rapport and camaraderie amongst this rag-tag bunch of misfits and outcasts.

Of course part of the appeal of Vol. 1 was the organic and believable way in which this crew was put together, uniting despite their differences, but maintaining character integrity along the way. It has resulted in this family of Guardians joining a long-running tradition of cinematic misfit crews, thrown together (often by adversity) but continuing to niggle and aggravate each other. So who are the other groups in this pantheon?

The Guardians of the Galaxy

They were very much not the first to this particular party, but have done it about as well as anyone. The way in which the first film not only threw them together, »

- Dave Roper

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Guardians of the Galaxy and Its Exploitation Influences

27 April 2017 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ben Robins on Guardians of the Galaxy and its exploitation influences…

Exploitation is a bit of a nasty word no matter the context, and in the movie world, it usually means something cheap and in many cases, derivative. It’s never properly been defined, and doing so here without page after page of background would prove tough, but the term, in a nutshell, is usually used to describe low-brow ‘B-movies’ that rip-off or ‘exploit’ mainstream heavy-hitters. After Steven Spielberg’s Jaws there was Michael Anderson’s Orca, and Joe Dante’s Piranha. After The Italian Job there was everything from Death Race 2000 to Vanishing Point (that was in itself, lovingly rejigged for Tarantino’s 2007 exploitation send-up Death Proof). They make just enough from the cult crowd but very rarely breach the dominant markets. Unless, of course, the film’s name is something stupid enough to go viral, like Sharknado. »

- Ben Robins

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Baby Girl on the Way for John Carter Cash

14 April 2017 12:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

John Carter Cash is going to be a dad again!

The country singer-songwriter and only child of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash is set to welcome a daughter in mid-September, his rep confirms exclusively to People.

“My wife Ana Cristina and I are so blessed to announce a new addition to our family,” says John, 47. “We are grateful to all of our friends and family for their continued support.”

Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the People Babies newsletter.

Adds Ana, 31, “We are so thrilled »

- Jen Juneau

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Does knowing too much about a film ruin your enjoyment?

12 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on whether knowing too much about a film can ruin your enjoyment…

There are still people who decide what movie they’re going to see in the span of time it takes between arriving at the theater and purchasing a ticket. Carefree film fans who are somehow able to miss (or purposefully avoid) the commercials, trailers, and online ads that permeate the digital space. The criteria they use to select their weekly trip to the cinemas is in no way influenced in the multi-million dollar marketing machine constantly vying for our attention.

We have never known as much about movies and the industry that produces them as we do today. The digital age has given us a ridiculously voyeuristic look into the world of entertainment. From the moment a project is announced and stars are attached, the film is under a microscope being scrutinized for every choice made. »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Ghost In The Shell: examining its opening weekend

3 April 2017 5:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Apr 4, 2017

Boss Baby soared and the glossy Ghost In The Shell faltered. So what happened? Ryan takes a look...

"We're not remaking, we're reimagining alongside you." That was how director Rupert Sanders pitched his live action version of the 90s manga and anime to a crowd of journalists, bloggers and anime fans at an event in Tokyo last year. Taking in a small exhibition of props, a Q&A, preview footage and pounding industrial live music, the event was, perhaps, an attempt to change the public discourse surrounding a controversial movie.

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Aside from the inevitable suspicion surrounding a Hollywood version of a cult Japanese property, there was also the more damaging accusation of whitewashing. Scarlett Johansson was, after all, taking on the role »

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Valerian & The City Of A Thousand Planet Trailer 2 Brings The Spectacle, But Lacks A Soul

29 March 2017 7:27 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Earlier this morning, Stx Entertainment released the second “teaser trailer” for their upcoming science fiction epic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. While it coins itself as a “teaser trailer” the fact that the film is coming out this July seems to indicate that this is likely a full-on trailer, and the content itself seems to support this idea.

This trailer brings an awful lot of content to the table. We get an action scene upfront, in true James Bond style, and then get into this gorgeous “city of a thousand planets.” This society lives in prosperous peace, but some unknown force threatens to tear it all down, and it’s up to Valerian and Laureline to keep that from happening. 

There is no shortage of spectacle here in this trailer. If you’re a fan of science fiction, world building, and gorgeous visuals, this may very well »

- Joseph Medina

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Valerian: Luc Besson Already Writing The Script For A Sequel

28 March 2017 1:48 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Very rarely does it seem like Hollywood is content with sticking the landing for an ambitious, big budget film and simply walking away. If a film catches on and a sequel isn’t being made, there’s a whole lot of money being left on the table. As such, regardless of whether or not we know if a film will ultimately be successful, filmmakers are often already doing prep work on potential sequels. For studios, it’s another means to make money, but for creatives, it’s an opportunity to delve deeper into a fun world they’ve created.

Filmmaker Luc Besson is someone who has had a chance to create numerous stylized and fun worlds, and the latest of them comes in the form of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Already a teaser has hit the web, and there’s a full trailer on the way. »

- Joseph Medina

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Could A Sequel For Beauty And The Beast Be In The Works?

22 March 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

With an amazing opening weekend of $350 million, Beauty and the Beast is now in line to possibly pass up the $1 billion dollar range when it's all said and done. This classic tale of an enchanted castle even went on to domestically beat out the live action debut of DC's trinity in Batman V Superman. There is no doubt that Disney has found it's groove in terms of how to produce successful films that are appealing to multiple audiences. For example Cinderella, Maleficent, The Jungle Book and now Beauty and the Beast have a special place in a lot of people's hearts who grew up with their beloved characters. Now with children of their own, Disney's brand of story telling is passed on to the next generation. With this kind of success, could this spin off a sequel?

Deadline has released an exclusive interview with the president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Sean Bailey. »

- Emmanuel Gomez

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Ed Catto: Gama – Rolling the Dice, Vegas Style!

20 March 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

When you think of a comic shop or a card store, you might think of the fans who shop there or the folks who run it and how they are so passionate about the things they love. Retail shops like these are always the epicenter for focused geek authenticity.

And when you think of Las Vegas, you might think of gambling, or partying, or glitzy entertainment. Vegas isn’t about deep or thoughtful enthusiasm about your passions, it’s about giving vihttp://www.comicmix.com/?p=109466&preview=truesitors a license to be enjoy the moment, and to be both indulgent and shallow without any guilt.

So it’s incongruous, in many ways, that over 400 of the nation’s card/comic shops attend the Gama trade show this past week in Las Vegas. For more than 20 years this event has helped connect, educate and motivate hobby stores. The Expo focuses on card games (Magic: The Gathering, »

- Ed Catto

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Chicago Med Season 2 Episode 14 Review: Cold Front

17 February 2017 1:17 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Things started off so well on Chicago Med Season 2 Episode 14.

Well, for the audience anyway. A massive pileup and a shortage of both personnel and supplies sucked for the residents of #OneChicago. Unfortunately for everyone, things went downhill from there.

Don't get me wrong, there was a lot to love about "Cold Front." Getting the docs out into the city and working on scene was excellent. The cases were connected and strong. But then the entire Ed team seemed to suffer from collective stupidity.

Excuse me while I vent; I'll get to raving about everything that was great in just a minute.

In a blizzard situation, with a mass casualty event, I'm pretty sure you don't have to be Smarter Than A Fifth Grader to immediately start setting up a blood drive. I mean, these people all have had medical training, right? 

The delay in organizing donors made the resolution »

- Elizabeth Harlow

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Great Job, Internet!: This video history of Princess Leia is a reminder of her general awesomeness

14 February 2017 9:33 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Over the course of the Star Wars saga, viewers saw Princess Leia’s parents’ courtship, her eventual birth, her rise to power as a leader of the Rebel Alliance, and finally, in 2015’s The Force Awakens, her ascendence to General Leia Organa. Her character arc will continue in this year’s The Last Jedi, although exactly how remains unclear, given actress Carrie Fisher’s death in December. Disney has denied that it will be giving her the computer-animated uncanny valley treatment it employed in Rogue One.

Like all of the classic Star Wars characters, though, she remains both fascinating and mythic, and a new video exploring her “untold story” digs up a number of interesting details.

The video combines research from within the plot and from its creation. For example, Lucas created her first name by combining Lord Of The Rings’ Galadriel with John Carter From Mars’ Dejah, and ...

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- Clayton Purdom

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Finding Dory’s Andrew Stanton Will Direct A Portion Of Stranger Things Season 2; Episode Titles Are Subject To Change

10 February 2017 10:12 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Day by day, we’re beginning to get a better sense of what to expect from Stranger Things season 2. There’s the Eggos, the ’80s references, along with a whole new breed of supernatural horror, which together form part of Matt and Ross Duffer’s strategy of balancing the old with the new.

Yes, as much as the Duffer Brothers and executive producer Shawn Levy would like to keep a lid on things, excitement for the show’s Halloween return has spread like wildfire since the unveiling of Sunday’s Super Bowl trailer, and already we’ve caught wind of some of the weird and wonderful fan theories to appear online. Behind the scenes, Levy and the Duffer Brothers will leverage directing duties between them, but that doesn’t mean the show’s creative trio can’t call on help from other filmmakers. Per EW, Rebecca Thomas (Electrick Children) has »

- Michael Briers

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Ben Affleck, Sony, movies failing, and schadenfreude

30 January 2017 6:09 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jan 31, 2017

Live By Night is now a big flop, apparently. Sony is writing its film business down by $1bn. This is all headline news. But at what cost?

Last week, a story started doing the rounds that Ben Affleck’s latest directorial outing, Live By Night, has been a major financial failure for Warner Bros. The film, reported Variety, has left a $75m hole in Warner Bros’ pockets, off the back of less than chipper reviews and – more pertinently for Warner Bros – weak box office. The film cost $65m to make, with marketing and distribution costs on top. The current worldwide takings for Live By Night are sat at just shy of $20m, and thus the red ink.

It was disappointing, though, in the aftermath of that news to see it become almost widely-celebrated headline news, to the point where even the BBC knocked together a list of ‘costly film flops’. Ben Affleck, »

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James Cameron Doesn’t Think The Alien Franchise Has “Worked Out Terribly Well”

27 January 2017 3:30 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Hollywood hasn’t always played nice with some of its biggest franchises. Occasionally, you get some truly great ones that managed to maintain their integrity throughout the entire run, but more often in the industry, franchises are run hard into the ground. Before the age of cinematic universes, studios had a tendency to rely solely on the name recognition of their sequels, and this trend is what led to the downfall of some greats, including the Alien franchise.

The original film (directed by Ridley Scott) hit theaters in 1979, and went on to become a staple in the horror/sci-fi genre. 1986 saw the release of the more action-oriented sequel Aliens, which was directed by James Cameron. Since that point, the film franchise kind of went off the deep end. Alien 3 had all the best intentions, but ultimately fell short of expectations, and Alien: Resurrections..let’s pretend that never happened, »

- Joseph Medina

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Jane Lynch To Play Janet Reno In Discovery Channel’s Unabomber Drama ‘Manifesto’; Lynn Collins & Jeremy Bobb Also Cast

19 January 2017 8:30 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jane Lynch has been tapped to play former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno in Discovery Channel's upcoming FBI crime-drama Manifesto, from Lionsgate and Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street Productions. The Knick alum Jeremy Bobb and Lynn Collins (John Carter) also have been cast in key roles. The series tells the story of how the FBI brought down Unabomber Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world. Production… »

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Thn’S 2017 Comic Book Movie Preview

17 January 2017 12:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

After a year that felt longer than a marathon screening of the entire Star Wars prequel trilogy, 2016 is finally over. The heartbreak, headaches and downright hilarity of the year we would all like to forget, is now behind us.

Now, fear not! 2017 is here to save the day and it is absolutely packed full of all your favourite costumed crime-fighters. From Wall crawlers, to demigods, to eccentric spies, this year has it all. So, sit back, relax and let your friendly neighbourhood Thn talk you through what 2017 has in store. Check out our Comic Book Movie Preview!

1. The Lego Batman Movie

First up is the highly anticipated Lego Movie spin-off, focusing on Will Arnett’s hilariously parodied version of Batman. While the idea was initially met with skepticism, trailers have so far indicated that this could be one of the caped crusaders greatest cinematic outings yet.

The film also boasts »

- Ben Read

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Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘La La Land’ Ride Oscar Wave on Soft Holiday Weekend

15 January 2017 1:23 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As far as the box office is concerned, the Martin Luther King holiday weekend might better be dubbed Memorial Day, as six new wide releases are weak or dying. Despite a wide array of product which should have boosted totals, this weekend looks to be down 19 per cent from last year.

On the other hand, Oscar contenders “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox) and “La La Land”(Lionsgate) continued to surf cresting audience enthusiasm to place first and second for the three day weekend.

School vacation Monday results may boost Universal’s “Sing” and possibly Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” to higher positions. Animated musical “Sing” is holding well, with a 33 per cent drop. “Rogue One,” though now the top-grossing 2016 domestic release, is falling far faster than juggernaut “Force Awakens” a year ago.

The Top Ten

1. Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox) Week 4 – Last weekend #1

$20,450,000 (-10%) in 3,286 theaters (+815); PTA »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Sherlock series 4 episode 3 review: The Final Problem

13 January 2017 9:22 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jan 15, 2017

Sherlock series 4 bows out on an ultra-tense, heightened episode that unearths Holmes family secrets. Spoilers ahead…

4.3 The Final Problem

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This review contains spoilers.

In Thomas HarrisThe Silence Of The Lambs, Hannibal Lecter tells Clarice Starling “Nothing happened to me […] I happened. You can’t reduce me to a set of influences.” It’s an elegant, invincible line, one that waves away the tricks of their trades as psychiatrist and FBI agent, and paints Lecter as pure evil.

Twenty-five years later, Harris scrapped all that to explain in Hannibal Rising that Lecter is what he is because Nazis ate his sister. »

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Nintendo Switch: what we’ve learned from its big unveiling

13 January 2017 2:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jan 13, 2017

The successor to the Wii U is mere weeks away. Here’s what we’ve learned from Nintendo Switch’s official unveiling...

Late last year, Nintendo ended month after month of speculation with a single video. Through the medium of happy, smiling models pressing buttons and staring at a TV screen, the Japanese giant announced the Nintendo Switch - formerly known under its codename Nx, and the successor to the likeable yet sadly obscure Wii U.

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Much of what we saw in that sunny promo had already been bandied about online in the weeks running up to it: the detachable controllers, »

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