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Stranger Things 3 Is Finally Going to Give Will Byers a Break

If you’ve been watching the last two seasons of Stranger Things then you know that Will Byers has taken a serious beating when it comes to his dealings with the Upside Down. He’s been captured by the Demogorgon, implanted with a slug-like creature that eventually turned into a canine version of the same monster, and been used as a spy by the Mind Flayer from the other side of the Upside Down. He’s been through hell a couple of times and will no doubt be going through some serious Ptsd for some time to come, but in season three he’s

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Tamika’s Favorites of 2017

Last year felt like a rollercoaster ride, but luckily, for me, there were a number of horror-related films, TV shows, and apparel that put a smile on my face and helped me chug along throughout the year. Here is my list of favorites from 2017:

Mr. Mercedes: After getting to experience the first season of Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes on the Audience network back in August, I am happy to say that it is wonderful yet anxiety-inducing to spend time under Debbie's Blue Umbrella (this will make more sense after watching the series).

Mr. Mercedes is based on the first book in a trilogy of crime novels (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch) that follow former detective Bill Hodges, a hard-drinking older gentleman who gets sucked back into the world of crime-solving when a very disturbed psychopath named Brady Hartsfield begins sending him menacing letters.

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13 Praiseworthy Performances from 2017

There was quite a noticeable shift in television in 2017.

The small screen was the new big screen and movie stars like Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Biel and Kristen Bell all rushed to secure their spot.

It's unclear whether the A-list actresses made shows better or if the shows made them better but there was a lot of really great television.

As I sat down to pick my favorite 13 performances of the year, I thought about what that actually meant to me and to the loyal viewers.

A memorable performance is one that makes you laugh, leaves you thinking, forces you to feel the trauma and sticks with you long after the season has ended.

So without further ado, these were our favorite performances of the year along with our favorite supporting scenes.

Feel free to share yours in the comment section!

1. Kristen Bell - The Good Place The Good
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Stranger Things: David Harbour Wants a Hopper & Steve Team-Up in Season 3

<p><div class='responsiveImg img_article_content' style='padding-bottom: 50%;'><picture><!--[if Ie 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source media="(min-width: 1024px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1.25), (min-width: px) and (min-resolution: 120dpi)" sizes="786px" srcset="https://static1.srcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/David-Harbour-and-Joe-Keery-in-Stranger-Things-2.jpg?q=50&w=786&h=393&fit=crop&dpr=1.5 1179w"/><source media="(min-width: 1024px)" sizes="786px" srcset="https://static1.srcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/David-Harbour-and-Joe-Keery-in-Stranger-Things-2.jpg?q=50&w=786&h=393&fit=crop 786w"/><source media="(min-width: 768px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1.25), (min-width: px) and (min-resolution: 120dpi)" sizes="945px" srcset="https://static1.srcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/David-Harbour-and-Joe-Keery-in-Stranger-Things-2.jpg?q=50&w=945&h=472&fit=crop&dpr=1.5 1417w"/><source media="(min-width: 768px)" sizes="945px" srcset="https://static1.srcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/David-Harbour-and-Joe-Keery-in-Stranger-Things-2.jpg?q=50&w=945&h=472&fit=crop 945w"/><source media="(min-width: 481px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1.25), (min-width: px) and (min-resolution: 120dpi)" sizes="730px" srcset="https://static1.srcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/David-Harbour-and-Joe-Keery-in-Stranger-Things-2.jpg?q=50&w=730&h=365&fit=crop&dpr=1.5 1095w"/><source media="(min-width: 481px)" sizes="730px" srcset="https://static1.srcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/David-Harbour-and-Joe-Keery-in-Stranger-Things-2.jpg?q=50&w=730&h=365&fit=crop 730w"/><source media="(min-width: 0px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1.25), (min-width: px) and (min-resolution: 120dpi)" sizes="380px" srcset="https://static1.srcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/David-Harbour-and-Joe-Keery-in-Stranger-Things-2.jpg?q=50&w=380&h=190&fit=crop&dpr=1.5 570w"/><source media="(min-width: 0px)" sizes="380px" srcset="https://static1.srcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/David-Harbour-and-Joe-Keery-in-Stranger-Things-2.jpg?q=50&w=380&h=190&fit=crop 380w"/><!--[if Ie 9]></video><![endif]--><img title='David Harbour and Joe Keery in Stranger Things 2 Stranger Things: David Harbour Wants a Hopper & Steve Team Up in Season 3' alt='David Harbour and Joe Keery in Stranger Things 2 Stranger Things: David Harbour Wants a Hopper & Steve Team Up in Season 3' /></picture></div><p></p> <p><a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/stranger-things/"><strong><em>Stranger Things</em></strong></a> season 2 has come and gone, but series star David Harbour is already discussing what he’d like to see for Chief Hopper and others in Hawkins, Indiana in season 3. The actor is making his awards circuit rounds, coming off his recent Golden Globe nomination and in doing so has come up with a laundry list of potential story lines and character pairings for the series to undertake as it pushes forward into not only the mystery of the Upside Down, but also the details of his character’s past, and (mostly internet-fueled) questions surrounding the death of Hopper’s daughter, Sara.</p>
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New Films by Hosoda, Webber, Solanas on Charades’s Strong First Slate (Exclusive)

New Films by Hosoda, Webber, Solanas on Charades’s Strong First Slate (Exclusive)
Charades, the Paris-sales banner recently launched by Carole Baraton, Yohann Comte and Pierre Mazars — former sales execs at Wild Bunch, Gaumont and StudioCanal, respectively — rolled into Cannes with its first slate, headlined by Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai” (working title), Peter Webber’s “Inna de Yard,” Juan Solanas’ “My Name Is Luz” and Devashish Makhija’s “Ajji.”

“Inna de Yard” is a documentary feature directed by Webber, who previously helmed “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” “Emperor” and “Hannibal Rising.” Laurent Baudens, Laurent Flahault and Gael Nouaille are producing the doc via Borsalino Prods.

Taking place above Kingston in Jamaica, the film follows legendary voices of reggae including Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I and Cedric Myron, who reunite to record the “Inna de Yard,” which revisits their staple songs. The film also delivers a snapshot of everyday lives of these musicians, who reminisce about their collaborations with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff.
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‘Mascots’ Teaser: First Look at Christopher Guest’s New Netflix Comedy Film

‘Mascots’ Teaser: First Look at Christopher Guest’s New Netflix Comedy Film
It’s the greatest of sporting honors, it’s the most respected of athletic achievements and it’s the one award that turns mascots into legends. It’s: The Gold Fluffy. The first teaser for Christopher Guest’s Netflix movie “Mascots” has been released.

Starring many of his regular troupe of actors, this latest comedy takes place in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy.

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The Netflix original film features an all-star ensemble that includes Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Ed Begley, Jr., Christopher Moynihan, Don Lake, Brad Williams, Zach Woods, Chris O’Dowd, Susan Yeagley, Sarah Baker, Tom Bennett, Kerry Godliman, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Hitchcock, Maria Blasucci, John Michael Higgins and Jim Piddock.

Mascots” was written by
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Search for Cause of Apocalypse Gets Amusing in Bureau Of Proto Society [Full Short]

The Japan Animator Expo is currently in full swing and man, what a plethora of awesome for animation fans, providing everything from projects from up-and-coming creators to established artists. Today's short is of the later variety.

From writer/director Yasuhiro Yoshiura, whose 2013 Patema Inverted turned out to be a beautiful bit of animated sci-fi very reminiscent of Juan Solanas' Upside Down (only better), comes the rather hilarious Bureau of Proto Society.

Fast forward to the far flung future. Humanity has been relegated to living underground and from the looks of it, no one either remembers or knows how we got there. Every day, the Bureau of Proto Society reviews the historical archives trying to figure out exactly what went wrong.

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These 10 ambitious movies pushed their filmmakers to invent new technology

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These 10 ambitious movies pushed their filmmakers to invent new technology
James Cameron started writing “Avatar” in 1994. Then he waited over a decade to start filming it because the technology he needed to tell his story hadn’t been invented yet. But even then, Cameron and co. found themselves developing new filmmaking technology to transport audiences to the lush 3D world of Pandora. Sometimes filmmakers work with what they’ve got when it comes to filmmaking tools. Other times they look at the script they’ve written and realize that to tell that story, they need invent new tech. Robert Zemeckis wanted a moving-camera shot of Michael J. Fox playing three different characters. Jim Sturgess needed to interact with actors pulled by an opposite gravitational force in “Upside Down.” The big screen adaptations of “The Lord of the Rings” books had to tackle ambitious, epic battle sequences. To pull all this off, technical wizards invented new software and camera equipment. Check
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News Briefs: First Look at Ewan McGregor in 'Last Days in the Desert'; Kirsten Dunst Heads to TV's 'Fargo'

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Last Days in the Desert: Ewan McGregor plays both Jesus and the Devil in Last Days in the Desert, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It's inspired by "an imagined chapter from [Jesus'] 40 days of fasting and praying in the desert,” in which Jesus is tempted by the Devil. The first image from the film features McGregor, presumably as Jesus. [EW.com] Fargo: Kirsten Dunst (Upside Down) and Jesse Plemons (Battleship) have been cast as...

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Stonehearst Asylum Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

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Brad Anderson took viewers on a mind-bending tour through a vacant mental asylum in 2001’s hauntingly atmospheric horror film, Session 9. The director heads to a another institution for the mentally unstable in Stonehearst Asylum. Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether”, Stonehearst Asylum will come out on home media in time for the holidays.

Millennium Entertainment will release Stonehearst Asylum on Blu-ray and DVD on December 16th. We have the official press release with full details, as well as the release’s cover art:

“Los Angeles, CA (November 26, 2014) — Millennium Entertainment is proud to announce that audiences can take home the gothic thriller, Stonehearst Asylum, on DVD and Blu-Ray™ December 16, 2014. Directed by Brad Anderson (Transsiberian, The Machinist, The Call), the haunting film features the all-star cast of Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor, Underworld series, Total Recall (2012)), Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, 21, One Day,
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10 Producers to Watch: Dimitri Rassam

10 Producers to Watch: Dimitri Rassam
There have been many movies about the infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in the starting blocks for years but it took a Frenchman, Rassam, to deliver the first narrative feature about him in “Escobar: Paradise Lost.” Starring Benicio Del Toro and Josh Hutcherson, the film earned critical kudos at its Toronto festival preem in September.

In the past eight years, Rassam has succeeded in raising the financing for some of France’s biggest-budgeted English-language movies, such as “Upside Down” (estimated budget: $40 million) and the upcoming animated feature “The Little Prince” (budget: $77 million), directed by “Kung Fu Panda” co-helmer Mark Osborne with a voice cast that includes James Franco, Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams.

Rassam, who launched On Entertainment with his longtime associate Aton Soumache in January, is prepping a move to L.A. in March. “I already travel there 10 to 12 times a year, and I’m now really looking
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Abbie Cornish and Jim Sturgess Circle 'Geostorm'

Abbie Cornish and Jim Sturgess Circle 'Geostorm'
Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris and Andy Garcia are in negotiations to join Gerard Butler in the sci-fi adventure Geostorm for Warner Bros. and Skydance.

Gerard Butler stars as a satellite engineer who learns that the world's climate-control satellites are malfunctioning, forcing him to team up with his estranged brother (Jim Sturgess) to stop a man-made storm from destroying the Earth. While the engineer travels into space to fix the satellites, his brother discovers a plot to assassinate the President of the United States (Andy Garcia). Abbie Cornish will play a Secret Service agent who is also the brother's girlfriend, while Ed Harris is portraying the Secretary of State.

Dean Devlin is directing Geostorm from a script he originally wrote, which is now being worked on by Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). Skydance's David Ellison and Dana Goldberg are producing alongside Dean Devlin
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50 brilliant movie opening credits sequences

From a range of eras and genres, here's Jenny and Alex's light-hearted pick of 50 great opening title sequences from the movies...

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We don’t go to the cinema much, because we hate people. We also don’t go because there’s always the risk of accidentally going to see the wrong film. It's not helped by the fact that there's no way of telling until it’s too late, because there are no bloody opening credits on lots of modern films. And by the time you do realise, you’ve eaten all your popcorn and you can’t be bothered to move.

The movies on this list won’t give you that problem. These opening credits are perfect scene setters for the movies that follow, so you won’t have to worry about awkward popcorn wasting moments. It's not a top 50, rather a selection of 50 interesting credits sequences,
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Film Review: 'Patema Inverted'

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★★☆☆☆Here's a film that Hollywood should be planning to remake; essentially a feature-length version of the zero gravity scenes from Christopher Nolan's Inception (2010), which shares even closer DNA with the Kirsten Dunst Us box office bomb Upside Down (2012). Bold and beautiful, this is a wonderful example of the anime aesthetic, but not its storytelling prowess. Patema Inverted (2013) takes place in a world divided by gravitational fields. Our heroine is the eponymous Patema (Fujii Yukiyo), a princess from the underground world built by the sufferers of reverse gravity. Whilst exploring, she falls through a vent and finds herself in the real world, where she's in constant danger of falling into the wide open sky below.
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2014 Les Jutras: Archambault’s Gabrielle Wins Best Director & Screenplay, Louis Cyr Outmuscles Pack for Best Film

In a year that saw François Delisle’s Le météore (Sundance and Berlin Film Festival accepted film) receive no love (zero nominations), and Denis Côté’s critically well-received Vic + Flo Saw a Bear was perhaps too askew for the voting clique (it did grab best Actress for Quebec’s “Melissa Leo” in Pierrette Robitaille), it was a bigger than life biopic by helmer Daniel Roby that flexed its muscles, beating out the comp. The high gloss Louis Cyr won in several tech categories and it’s strongman Antoine Bertrand won for Best Actor. Considered the favorite to win the top prize, Gabrielle was awarded the Best Director and Screenplay awards for Louise Archambault. Oddly, that film received no Best Actress consideration while it did net Gabrielle Marion-Rivard a Best Actress win at Canadian Screen Awards. Here are the noms and winners of the 16th edition.

Best Film

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SXSW 2014 Review: ‘Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records’ Ambitiously Pushes the Conventions of Music Documentaries

Despite the fact that recording studios and record labels have long served to showcase a variety of musical talents, recent music documentaries on such subjects have framed their histories in largely genre-specific terms. Though Rick Springfield was one the studio’s biggest names, Dave Grohl’s Sound City was steadfast in its thesis that L.A.’s Sound City was the home of uncompromising, authentic rock. Danny O’Connor’s Upside Down similarly saw Creation Records’ promotion of both punk and New Wave as fitting a consistent definition of British rebellion. Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, Jeff Broadway’s history of Los Angeles-based Stones Throw Records, refuses to make a false, simplified equivalence between label and genre. The documentary instead makes the case that a good label produces interesting work and develops talented, envelope-pushing artists by encouraging creative change and throwing caution to the wind. Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton decisively rejects genre borders by arguing that
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The Best 'House of Cards' Questions and Answers from #AskHOC on Twitter

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The Best 'House of Cards' Questions and Answers from #AskHOC on Twitter Featuring a surprise cameo by Aaron Paul. The cast of Netflix's House of Cards and creator Beau Willimon hosted a Twitter-wide Q&A session this afternoon, answering fan questions tagged #AskHOC. This results were, predictably, spectacular. (Warning: spoilers to follow.) Willimon explained the meaning behind the show's iconic logo. @ASZorin @HouseofCards @KevinSpacey Upside down American Flag is an official signal of distress. #AskHOC — Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) March 6, 2014 Robin Wright (Claire Underwood) dished on the Second Lady's impeccable style and her favorite designers. @sheisL Dolce, Prada, Akris and many more! #AskHOC — Robin Wright (@RealRobinWright) March 6, 2014 When a fan asked if he was jealous that Cashew "stole the show," Kevin Spacey (Frank Underwood) threatened to demote his adorable guinea pig costar to craft services. @DayaDiazOITNB @RealRobinWright @oczimmer @jimmisimpson @sakinajaff No. Because I eat [...]
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Album review: Pharrell Williams' 'G I R L' will make you 'Happy'

Album review: Pharrell Williams' 'G I R L' will make you 'Happy'
Pharrell Williams’ “G I R L” may open with a flourish of strings and have a few tastefully arranged string parts scattered throughout (courtesy of Williams’ scoring collaborator, composer and arranger Hans Zimmer), but the album is anything but high minded.The whole idea with with “G I R L” is to have some fun. The terminally upbeat album, out today, highlights Williams’ strength: he makes really crisp, sonically pleasing songs that reference his influences, such as Michael Jackson, and his colleagues, like Justin Timberlake. This is pop music that aims to lift your spirits in the moment. Even if it evaporates into thin air shortly thereafter and is not particularly inventive, the music on “G I R L” is an enjoyable diversion. As the title suggests, “G I R L,” Williams’ first solo album since 2006’s “In My Mind,” covers the fairer sex and Williams’ desires for women who
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40th Annual Saturn Awards Nominations Include The Conjuring, The Walking Dead

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This year’s Saturn Award nominations have been announced and include a number of horror movie and TV releases, such as The Conjuring and The Walking Dead:

“Los Angeles – February, 2014 – Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug both received 8 nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films today announced nominations for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards, which will be presented in June.

Other major contenders that packed a real punch were The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, Star Trek into Darkness, The Book Thief, Her, Oz The Great and Powerful and Ron Howard’s Rush. Also making a strong showing was the folk musical fable Inside Llewyn Davis, which proves that the Coen Brothers are a genre onto their own. And Scarlett Johansson was the first Best Supporting Actress to be nominated for her captivating
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‘Gravity,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

‘Gravity,’  ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms
Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” and Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” each received eight nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films announced the nominations for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was not far behind with seven noms, including best science-fiction film. “Iron Man 3,” “Pacific Rim,” “Star Trek into Darkness” and “Thor: The Dark World” got five nominations apiece.

The Saturns are known for their eccentric fields of nominees. This year “The Hobbit” is up against “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Her” for best fantasy film. The best actress category pits “Stoker’s” Mia Wasikowska and “The Wall’s” Martina Gedeck against Sandra Bullock for “Gravity” and Jennifer Lawrence for “Catching Fire.”

Two new categories have been added to reflect the changing times. Best comic-to-film motion picture will see Warner’s “Man of Steel” duking it out
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