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Watch Barb’s Hilarious Return in Jimmy Fallon’s Stranger Things Spoof on The Tonight Show

1 September 2016 9:14 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Yesterday evening, Stranger Things cast members Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, and Caleb McLaughlin were guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. During their appearance, the quartet reprised their roles in a faux “deleted scene” from Stranger Things that imagines the return of a certain fan favorite character who was left behind in the Upside Down, and if you missed it last night, you can watch the hilarious confrontation right now.

“In an exclusive deleted scene from “Stranger Things,” Barb comes back from the Upside Down to confront Mike, Lucas, Dustin and Eleven about leaving her there.”

In case you missed it, Netflix recently renewed Stranger Things for a second season. For those unfamiliar with the series, we also have the first season’s synopsis, season 1 trailer, and season 2 teaser below. What do you think of Jimmy Fallon’s sketch, which features A.D. Miles (Wet Hot American Summer »

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Netflix Renews Stranger Things for a Second Season

31 August 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Start preparing for a return trip to Hawkins and the Upside Down. Confirming what many viewers were hoping for, Netflix has renewed Stranger Things for a second season that will premiere next year.

Multiple sources, including EW, report the news of Stranger Things’ season 2 renewal. Speaking with EW, co-writers/directors The Duffer Brothers teased some details about season 2, including that the second season will take place in 1984, one year after the events of the first season.

Featuring a tone influenced by James Cameron’s big approach to sequels (Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day), The Duffer Brothers tell EW that the second season will bring back most of the characters from season 1, will cross town lines, explore more of the Upside Down, incorporate at least four new characters (one of whom is called “The Lost Brother”), and consist of nine episodes compared to the first season’s eight installments.

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- Derek Anderson

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‘Stranger Things’: Shawn Levy on Directing Winona Ryder, Netflix’s Viral Model

22 July 2016 3:08 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Shawn Levy isn’t the first Hollywood filmmaker you’d expect to be involved in a show like Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”

The hit-maker is best known for comedy franchises like “Night at the Museum,” “Cheaper By the Dozen” and “The Pink Panther.” But he also produced the nuanced teen indie “The Spectacular Now” and directed the Steven Spielberg homage “Real Steel” — two projects that aren’t so far removed from the world of Netflix’s breakout ’80s-set and inspired genre series.

In the week since “Stranger Things” debuted on Netflix, it’s become an instant cult sensation with huge social media buzz. Levy has been a believer from the beginning, when series creators Matt and Ross Duffer first pitched the idea to his production company, 21 Laps. He came on board, helped bring the series to Netflix, agreed to direct two episodes, and continues to champion the show as it finds its audience.

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Interview: ‘Stranger Things’ Producers on Influences, Marketing, the Possibility of Future Seasons and More

21 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If you binge watched Stranger Things this past weekend, then you spent your time wisely. The series’ creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, transported Netflix’s subscribers back to the 1980s, where kids and government conspiracies run amok. The siblings wrote and directed most of the eight episodes, which, as executive producers Shawn Levy (Real Steel) and Dan Cohen (The Spectacular Now) told us, they approached as an […]

The post Interview: ‘Stranger Things’ Producers on Influences, Marketing, the Possibility of Future Seasons and More appeared first on /Film. »

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New look at Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa in Power Rangers

14 July 2016 11:13 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Power Rangers: New Rita Repulsa Elizabeth Banks image hits the net – the film opens in cinemas next March.

The Rita Repulsa Elizabeth Banks image debuts online via Entertainment Weekly.

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Trini the Yellow Ranger (Becky G) and Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks)

Just yesterday we got ourselves a look at a ton of new character posters from the upcoming Power Rangers movie, and now we can bring you a new look at the villain from the movie, Rita Repulsa, played by Elizabeth Banks. More on the Rita Repulsa Power Rangers news below.

Entertainment Weekly provide our new look at Repulsa in the movie, along with the Yellow Ranger, Trini, played by Becky G. Power Rangers will open in March, although Becky spoke with the magazine about her role in the forthcoming flick.

“Rita tries to make Trini feel like she’s the weakest link of the Power Rangers,” Becky G said. »

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Travel Back to 1983 in the First 8 Minutes of Netflix’s Stranger Things

14 July 2016 2:31 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The first eight minutes have been released for Netflix’s Stranger Things, setting an eerie and nostalgic tone for the 1983-set series that will premiere all eight of its episodes tomorrow, July 15th.

“A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, »

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Netflix's Stranger Things: Shawn Levy interview

14 July 2016 1:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jul 15, 2016

We chat to the producer-director of 80s-set sci-fi horror series Stranger Things, now on Netflix, about Spielberg, nostalgia and more…

Read our spoiler-free Stranger Things review here.

Stranger Things, Netflix’s new sci-fi horror series is made by and for our kind of people. Movie nerds Matt and Ross Duffer have translated their love of classic Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, Wes Craven and Stephen King pictures into an eight-part drama that feels as comfortable as sinking into your favourite chair.

Set in 1983 Indiana, Stranger Things is the story of a boy’s disappearance, odd goings-on at a local government facility and the mystery arrival of a peculiar little girl. With a very likeable young cast (think Freaks & Geeks if Sam, Bill and Neil had to deal with real monsters, not just the high school variety) and Winona Ryder, David Harbour and Matthew Modine capably leading the grown-ups, »

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Shawn Levy Talks The "Starman" Remake

13 July 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Back in 1982, John Carpenter's "The Thing" was released in cinemas and proved a bomb both critically and commercially - a surprise considering it is now often considered his greatest work in various critical polls. In the wake of that failure, he had to come up with something more commercially viable and appealing.

The result was "Starman," the acclaimed romantic sci-fi film starring Jeff Bridges as an alien who crashes on Earth and takes the form of the recently deceased husband of a widow (Karen Allen) in order to get her help to get back to his people.

Now a remake of the film is on the way at Sony Pictures with "Real Steel" and "Night at the Museum" director Shawn Levy at the helm. Levy, who helmed episodes of the new Netflix series "Stranger Things" which premieres on the streaming service on Friday, spoke with Coming Soon this week »

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New Trailer for Netflix’s Stranger Things, Starring Winona Ryder

30 June 2016 3:35 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Coming out on July 15th, Netflix's Stranger Things is teased in a new trailer that hints at the humor, horror, and pure wonder to come in the Spielberg-esque supernatural series.

"A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80's, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, »

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Horror Highlights: The Walking Dead Universal Studios Hollywood Attraction, Fight Of The Living Dead, Stranger Things

27 June 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Greg Nicotero prepares a group of actors to properly portray walkers in a new behind-the-scenes video for The Walking Dead attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. In today’s Horror Highlights, we also have a new trailer for YouTube Red’s Fight of the Living Dead and a featurette for Netflix’s Stranger Things.

The Walking Dead Universal Studios Hollywood Attraction Bts Video: Press Release: “Universal Studios Hollywood recruited Executive Producer and Director of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and actors who portray Walkers on the hit television series to lead “Walker Boot Camp” as the theme park continues its preparation for the July 4th opening of its all-new permanent daytime attraction, inspired by AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

Nicotero and “real” walkers lead the “Walker Boot Camp” as they put a cast of actors through the rigors of how to be a walker– move like a walker, stalk prey like a walker, »

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Exclusive: director Shawn Levy on the Starman movie remake

23 June 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Sony’s Starman remake will have a younger cast than the original and a contemporary setting confirms director Shawn Levy

The news broke this April that a remake of John Carpenter’s 1984 sci-fi Starman is currently being worked up at Sony. Real Steel and Night At The Museum’s Shawn Levy is to direct and produce, joined by original producer Michael Douglas and Grace Of Monaco screenwriter Arash Amel on scripting duties.

While chatting to Levy about terrific new Netflix series Stranger Things, he gave us an update on Starman’s progress and confirmed that the new film will indeed have a contemporary setting:

Starman is halfway through being written. It is fucking cool and very much the story of the original but leans into the technology and the scientific awareness that we have now, which is radically different than what we had when John Carpenter made the original film. »

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Skull Island Has the Biggest King Kong of All-Time Says Director

21 June 2016 1:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April, fans got their first look at Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Kong: Skull Island at the MTV Movie Awards, but we still haven't seen the first full trailer yet. Warner Bros. revealed some new footage during the CineEurope convention today, although that footage is not available online quite yet. While we'll have to wait for our next sneak peek at the movie itself, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts dropped a surprising revelation that should get fans excited.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the footage shown to the CineEurope included scenes with stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly in action. It isn't known if this footage will be made available online anytime soon. But Jordan Vogt-Roberts teased that fans will be treated to the biggest version of King Kong ever seen on the big screen. Here's what the director had to say.

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Watch the Trailer for Netflix’s New Supernatural Series Stranger Things

9 June 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Looking like a long-lost onscreen adventure from the decade of boom boxes and arcade games, Netflix’s series Stranger Things (coming out on July 15th) is teased in a new trailer that has an atmosphere akin to a Stephen King story or Steven Spielberg film.

“A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and »

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Skull Island Star Toby Kebbell Clarifies King Kong Rumors

11 May 2016 6:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last August, it was reported that British actor Toby Kebbell, who won rave reviews for portraying the nefarious ape Koba in the 2014 blockbuster Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, had signed on for a role in Warner Bros.' Kong: Skull Island. Speculation began almost immediately that the actor was cast to portray King Kong himself through motion capture, but that was never confirmed nor denied by the studio. As it turns out, the rumor was actually half-true, with the actor shedding new light on his role while promoting his upcoming video game adaptation Warcraft.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Toby Kebbell revealed that his primary role in the film is playing Chapman, an Air Force major who is largely seen working alongside Samuel L. Jackson's character. However, the actor did admit in this interview that he provided some "facial references" for King Kong, who will primarily be played by Terry Notary, »

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Cultures Collide in this First Trailer for Curse of the Mayans

5 May 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Curse of the Mayans, also titled Xibalba, is a film which blends horror and sci-fi. A co-production between Lanczyner Films and Three Great Lights Films, this title involves a team of archaeologists, in search of Mayan codecs. They find something more sinister, in the Mayan underworld. The film, from director Joaquin Rodriguez, stars Olga Fonda (Real Steel), Carla Ortiz, Steve Wilcox and Bernardo Peña. Filmed on actual former Mayan settlements, the first trailer for Curse of the Mayans is here. A long synopsis talks of a civil war, on an ancient planet. The survivors fled to Earth. Moving ahead to the present, a group of expert cave divers are in search of a key that can reveal more of the Mayan culture. One diver steals a priceless artifact, which summons a second alien invasion. No one can accuse the filmmakers of Curse of the Mayans of being unambitious. The film »

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Was S.H.I.E.L.D. Shield Cool? Is Once Giving Free Passes? Arrow Kiss a Miss? Grimm Sitter Needed? And More Qs

29 April 2016 10:19 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Outlander, Once Upon a Time, Scorpion and Arrow!

1 | Is it safe to say, Grimm fans, that Jim & Dave’s Tavern was a nod to series co-creators James Kouf and David Greenwalt? And remind us again why baby Kelly is going to work with Adalind at the law firm? Are there no trustworthy babysitters in Portland?

2 | As cool as Outlander‘s illness-sniffing dog is, couldn’t you have lived without the graphic scene where »

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'Starman' Is the Next John Carpenter Movie to Get a Remake

4 April 2016 7:17 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Roughly half of John Carpenter's feature films have either already been remade or have remakes in the works. Apparently that's just what happens when you make some of the most popular and influential genre films of the '70s and '80s. And now we can move one more to the remake column, as THR breaks news that a new Starman is in the works with Shawn Levy (Real Steel) directing a script from Arash Amel (who is writing another '80s remake, WarGames). A Starman...

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Shawn Levy to remake Starman

3 April 2016 2:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel) has signed on to direct a remake of the 1984 sci-fi romance Starman, which will be scripted by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco).

Directed by John Carpenter, the original movie starred Jeff Bridges as an alien who comes to Earth and assumes the identity of a woman’s (Karen Allen) dead husband in an effort to evade capture by the government. Coercing the woman into driving him cross country to a rendezvous point, a romance then blossoms between the two.

Levy, whose last directorial efforts were 2014’s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and This Is Where I Leave You, will also serve as a producer on the remake alongside Michael Douglas, who produced the original.

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John Carpenter's Starman is next for the remake treatment

2 April 2016 3:27 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The director of Night At The Museum, Shawn Levy, is tackling a remake of John Carpenter's Starman...

The cinema of John Carpenter has already been heavily pillaged for remakes over the past decade or so, but up until now, Starman has been excused. However, plans are now afoot to revisit the 1984 sci-fi flick, that originally starred Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen.

The original Starman saw an alien visit Earth in response to a message from Nasa. He then takes on the body of Bridges, and a chase ensues. The new Starman is being panned by Arash Amel (Grace Of Monaco) with Michael Douglas reprising his position as producer.

Directing this time will be Shawn Levy, best known for the likes of Real Steel and the Night At The Museum trilogy. We're promised that the new film will be set in the 21st century, and thus brought up to date. »

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'Starman' Is the Next John Carpenter Movie to Get a Remake

1 April 2016 8:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Roughly half of John Carpenter's feature films have either already been remade or have remakes in the works. Apparently that's just what happens when you make some of the most popular and influential genre films of the '70s and '80s. And now we can move one more to the remake column, as THR breaks news that a new Starman is in the works with Shawn Levy (Real Steel) directing a script from Arash Amel (who is writing another '80s remake, WarGames). A Starman remake could fair quite well in this day and age, at least better than some other Carpenter re-dos (we're glowering at you, The Fog). Not because the original needs improvement - it's actually one of Carpenter's best films - but because it simply has a wonderful, compassionate story...

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