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- Zack Sharf
“Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on ‘Titanic,’ which was one of the most rewarding of my career,” Cameron said. “I can’t wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life.”
The four sequels will hit theaters starting on Dec. 18, 2020 for “Avatar 2.” “Avatar 3” will open on Dec. 17, 2021, followed by a three-year break for “Avatar 4,” set for Dec. 20, 2024. “Avatar 5” will then debut on Dec. 19, 2025.
Cameron began filming the first of the four Fox movies last week in California. The creator of the original “Avatar” — the 2009 fantasy epic that remains the all-time worldwide box office champion with $2.8 billion — first announced plans for four pics in 2016. He had initially envisioned two sequels, but after meeting with the screenwriters, artists, »
- Dave McNary
And sometimes, they suffer in silence. Suffer, Little Children was a Holy Grail for collectors of ultra-low budget oddities; shot on video for a song with a troupe borrowed from a local British acting studio, the film used its own trumped-up mythology as an “almost” video nasty to move some tapes in a golden age when it was fairly easy to do. Alas, they didn’t, and Suffer became a black market curiosity. Enter Intervision, who once again drag the waters to revive a long-lost film, restored to pristine grime on DVD.
Taking place at a children’s group home in London, Suffer’s story begins when young Elizabeth arrives on the doorstep with a note saying she’d be better off there. Elizabeth is also mute, which soon gives way to much scowling and glaring on her part. We soon learn that Elizabeth is possessed by the Devil himself, »
- Scott Drebit
Severin Films, bless their black little hearts, have released the highly censored flick, Suffer, Little Children, uncut onto DVD and you can nab yourselves a copy right here. From the Press Release: “Gruesome… Terrifying!” Screamed The People. “Gory Violence!” Decried… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
“Gruesome… Terrifying!” Screamed The People… “Gory Violence!” Decried The Telegraph…
“As Explicitly horror as has ever been on video!” Claimed The Video Week as the British tabloid press called Suffer, Little Children to be banned among the panic of the Video Nasty witch hunts. The master tapes were seized by the police. The Censors refused it a rating in its uncut form. Many of the children involved in its production were never seen nor heard from again. At the time little was known of the production except what was cryptically scribbled on the back of the box:
Suffer, Little Children: a tale of a child’s demonic supernatural powers and the brutal…. terrifying results. Suffer, Little Children is a reconstruction of the events, which took place at 45 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, England in August 1984. None of these events were reported in the press and now the house is »
- Phil Wheat
Idris Elba (Prometheus) and Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor, Dallas Buyers Club, 2013) star in The Dark Tower, the epic adventure based on the Stephen King book series, debuting on digital October 17 and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD October 31 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Roland, the last Gunslinger (Idris Elba) has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from destroying the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle.
The Dark Tower also stars Tom Taylor making his feature film debut as Jake Chambers, Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) as Laurie, Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Arra, Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Tirana and Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley (Best Supporting Actor, »
In her latest Twitter takedown, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton took aim at a Republican candidate for the Alabama Senate who seemed to describe Native Americans and Asians as “reds and yellows” in a recent campaign speech.
According to The Hill, Roy Moore, one of two Republican candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions, said in a speech on Sunday: “Now we have blacks and white fighting, reds and yellows fighting, Democrats and Republicans fighting, men and women fighting. What’s going to unite us? What’s going to bring us back together? »
- Tierney McAfee
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is giving horror fans a new title to add to their hallowed Halloween movie marathons with their October 31st release of The Dark Tower on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD, following the film's arrival on digital platforms beginning October 17th:
Press Release: Culver City, Calif. (September 19, 2017) – Idris Elba (Prometheus) and Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor, Dallas Buyers Club, 2013) star in The Dark Tower, the epic adventure based on the Stephen King book series, debuting on digital October 17 and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™, Blu-ray and DVD October 31 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Roland, the last Gunslinger (Idris Elba) has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from destroying the DarkTower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle. The Dark Tower »
- Derek Anderson
The SAG-aftra Foundation has announced it will bestow its Actors Inspiration Award to critically-acclaimed actress and philanthropist Kate Winslet, highlighting her career achievements and honoring her charitable work.
The nonprofit’s Patron of the Artists Awards celebration will also honor director/producer Judd Apatow, Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow, and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos for their roles in supporting actors and performing artists in their careers. The event takes place Thursday, November 9, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet has brought to life some of cinema’s most captivating and memorable roles. Her resume consists of critically and commercially acclaimed work including Steve Jobs, Little Children, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Iris, Titanic, and Sense and Sensibility, as well as a span of awards and honors that illustrate her talent and solidify her permanent place in cinema history. »
The SAG-aftra Foundation will bestow its Actors Inspiration Award to Kate Winslet, highlighting her career achievements and honoring her charitable work.
The foundation will present the trophy at its Patron of the Artists Awards celebration on Nov. 9 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The organization had already announced plans to honor director/producer Judd Apatow, director Kathryn Bigelow, and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos for their roles in supporting actors and performing artists in their careers.
Winslet has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning for her role as Hanna Schmitz in Stephen Daldry’s 2008 “The Reader.” She was first nominated for “Sense and Sensibility” in 1996, followed by “Titanic,” “Iris,” “Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind,” “Little Children” and “Steve Jobs.”
She also won an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award for best zctress for her portrayal of the title role in the
HBO mini-series “Mildred Pierce.” Winslet »
- Dave McNary
August’s home entertainment releases are going out in a blaze of glory, as we have a bunch of great titles coming our way on August 29th, including a handful of cult classics such as The Man with Two Brains, The Manster, Amsterdamned, Vicious Lips, and a two-disc special edition set for The Slayer from Arrow Video.
As far as recent horror titles go, be sure to keep an eye out for Demon, Inconceivable, Timebomb, The Hollow One, The Evil in Us, and Safe Inside. Warner Bros. put together a quad pack Blu-ray set featuring four Stephen King classics (It, Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Cat’s Eye) undoubtedly to get everyone ready for Pennywise next month, and Paramount is keeping busy with several Blu-ray re-releases, including Clue, The Addams Family, and Galaxy Quest.
- Heather Wixson
The ephemera obsessives at Severin Films specialize in rescuing and re-releasing odd and obscure films, and tomorrow the label that brought you Phobe: The Xenophobic Experiments and Dream Stalker presents another one for the ages with Suffer, Little Children.
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- Katie Rife
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a legendary horror movie and notable for many reasons, one of which was setting up Johnny Depp's career in Hollywood, but a lot of people don't know that Charlie Sheen was originally going to play the part of Nancy's boyfriend, Glen, in the seminal movie. A Nightmare on Elm Street was Depp's first Hollywood role and was chosen after director Wes Craven's daughters saw the actor's headshot in a stack of pictures of other hopefuls. Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children) also auditioned for the part that ultimately went to Depp. Haley eventually did get a role in the series, when he went on to play Freddy in the Platinum Dunes remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
When you think of Quentin Tarantino, classic films like “Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Django Unchained” certainly come to mind. But what about the critically reviled “Saturday Night Live” sketch adaptation “It’s Pat”? Or the Michael Bay Alcatraz action movie “The Rock”? Tarantino’s fingerprints have been all over the movies ever since his breakout debut in 1992, and some of his projects are way more bizarre than others.
The director is currently getting together his ninth feature, which will be his penultimate effort behind the camera if his retirement talks are to be believed. Sources say Tarantino is putting together a drama involving the Manson family murders and that he’s eyeing Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence to star. As the filmmakers looks to the future for his next project, we »
- Zack Sharf
So many horror movies recycle one formula or another with such predictability that it’s refreshing when one refuses to fit into a particular niche — no matter how messy its nonconformity may be. A good share of “The Ice Cream Truck’s” appeal is trying to suss just what writer-director Megan Freels Johnston was intending with a movie whose various elements of slasher flick, social satire and psychological portrait not only fail to mesh, but barely intersect. Are the tonal disconnects and narrative gaps deliberate? Were they casualties of a budgetary or editorial crisis? Whatever the explanation, this watchable if ultimately baffling exercise in suburban suspense is eccentric enough to be somewhat endearing, however exasperated those with conventional expectations may be by its thoroughly arbitrary close.
Protagonist Mary (Deanna Russo) is a writer and housewife who’s moved back to her hometown — where she doesn’t seem to know anyone, the »
- Dennis Harvey
The controversial and censored British horror film Suffer, Little Children will be getting an uncensored and uncut release, courtesy of Severin Films! This marks the first time that the movie has been put out on a disc release, which will… Continue Reading →
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- Jonathan Barkan
Production companies sign two-year deals with streaming giant.
In a move that further bolsters its commitment to art house cinema, Amazon Studios announced on Tuesday it had struck first-look producer deals with Bona Fide Productions, Killer Films, and Le Grisbi Productions.
John Lesher’s Le Grisbi has partnered on what Amazon called “indie-sized” films for two years.
The digital platform is collaborating with Bona Fide on Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy In New York starring Jeff Bridges, Callum Turner, and Kate Beckinsale. Like Wonderstruck, that film will debut later this year.
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HBO.s critically acclaimed The Leftovers returns to Foxtel this week after shooting a large chunk of its third and final season in Australia last year.
The show tracks the impact of The Sudden Departure, in which two per cent of the world.s population vanished without a trace, on those left behind.
As the show.s regular director and Ep Mimi Leder (Deep Impact) puts it: .If you.re going to do a show about the end of the world, what greater place to go to than Australia, which is practically at the end of the world to us (laughs)..
Leder and the production team, including creators Damon Lindelof (Lost) and Tom Perrotta (Little Children, Election), on whose novel the series is based, were inspired by the Australian films of the 70s.
.Season two was very much inspired by Picnic at Hanging Rock, »
- Harry Windsor
Kirsten Howard Mar 9, 2017
Fans of the books (and of Elba) had been eagerly awaiting a new trailer to drop, but in November we were abruptly informed that one would not be forthcoming, and that the movie's release date had in fact been pushed back six months due to the complicated visual effects that were needed to do the project justice.
Four months on from that news and we still don't have a trailer for the film, however we do know that last weekend Elba and the crew were out and about in »
Simon Brew Feb 24, 2017
It’s Oscar weekend! But how well do the Academy Award choices of ten years ago hold up? We’ve taken a look...
The Academy Awards are the highest profile snapshot of what films are highly rated within 12 months of their release. What they can’t predict, however, is how well regarded their choices will age, and only time can tell you that. Which is why I thought it’d be interesting to go back a decade, and see how the winners of the 79th Academy Awards, handed out on February 25th 2007, stack up ten years on…
Best Picture: The Departed
20 items from 2017
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