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*Updated with new film and TV show listings.* Happy October, everyone! Our favorite month is finally upon us, which means everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit, especially when it comes to upcoming TV programming over the next 31 days. Trying to keep track of everything that’s playing throughout October can be a hellish affair so once again, Daily Dead is here to help make sure you know about everything Halloween-related hitting cable and network airwaves over the next several weeks.
Unfortunately, not all of the announcements for the upcoming 2015 Halloween television season have been made yet (we’re still missing out on the full details on AMC’s plans for their 2015 FearFest that begins on October 18th), so we’ll be continuing to update this post throughout the month to make sure you guys know what’s coming up. All times listed are Et/Pt:
* All Updated & Additional Listings Are In Bold*
- Heather Wixson
With an impending election on the American horizon, it seems fitting for a few political dramas/thrillers/think pieces to start finding their way into cinemas. Everyone seems to have their own (correct) opinion in regards to political action these days, as social media and journalistic “investigation” only strengthen everyone’s singular voice. But with so many other poignant political assessments already logged in Hollywood’s catalog, it’s hard to find much weight in the issues that Austin Stark’s The Runner raises. It’s an oil-spill-gone-worse scenario that’s more about a struggling politician than White House corruption itself, led by a tormented Nicolas Cage in one of his better roles of the last few years (sans Kick-Ass, Joe, and of course, Drive Angry). Yet, by the film’s conclusion, no new ground finds itself covered.
- Matt Donato
I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I’m “biast” (pro): love the early films in the franchise…
I’m “biast” (con): …but it should have been left alone
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
I have this terrible feeling of deja vu.
I have this terrible feeling of deja vu.
The Summer of Franchise Movies That Just Makes Me Want to Go Back and Watch the Original Film continues. (See also Jurassic World, Minions, Poltergeist and so on.) The Terminator universe picks up the death knell of 2009’s Salvation with Genisys, in which the time-travel jiggery-pokery that has been futzing with its own mythology in ways that do it no favors now jumps back into the events of the »
- MaryAnn Johanson
There is an alarming trend in remakes/reboots that has sprouted up over the past few years, that I first noticed with a pair of 2013 releases, Carrie and Oldboy. Instead of finding any sort of new angle into the story, they were both, essentially, shot-for-shot remakes of the original, but with a shiny new cast for the 21st Century to latch on to. With that being said, Terminator Genisys doesn't qualify as such, since it does have a few new things to offer, but it's still crafted in a way that doesn't pay homage to the movies that come before it, but becomes a slave to them, bombarding us with beat upon familiar beat that is probably supposed to evoke fond memories from the originals, but instead dilutes and complicates any semblance of originality.
I found it somewhat sketchy to see Paramount roll out a recent Terminator Genisys TV spot »
At this point, having flooded the market with such efforts as Left Behind, Outcast, Stolen, Drive Angry, Justice, Season Of The Witch, Knowing, and the Ghost Rider movies, there is a certain baggage that accompanies any casting of Nicolas Cage – regardless of the nature of the project. With an understandable reputation for somewhat bizarre and off-the-wall performances, Academy Award winner Cage regularly has an uphill battle to fight when it comes to new releases. The first trailer for his upcoming movie, The Runner, takes on a lot of that fight for him, however, as it showcases what could be his most nuanced performance in some time.
As the feature length directorial debut of writer-director Austin Stark, The Runner is a political drama that has attracted a high level of on-screen talent. Alongside Cage, the film stars Connie Nielsen (Nymphomanic: Vol. 1), Peter Fonda (Easy Rider), Bryan Batt (Mad Men), Sarah Paulson »
- Sarah Myles
Independence Day 2 has been busily filling out its cast over the past few weeks, recruiting a mixture of fresh faces and old faithfuls to power the second entry in what is planned as a blockbuster franchise. Now, a information sheet for Fox’s upcoming schedule has shed some light on the plot of the follow-up.
Though the information sheet synopsis isn’t quite an official one, it does give an idea of what fans can expect from the sequel:
After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
- Isaac Feldberg
Another day, another new face added to the burgeoning cast of Independence Day 2 – today brings word that Chin Han, the up-and-comer who appeared in Netflix’s Marco Polo and had a small part in The Dark Knight, has joined the blockbuster sci-fi sequel in a key role.
Han, who worked with ID2 director Roland Emmerich on disaster epic 2012, will play the leader of the Chinese Space Squadron, an invaluable asset in combatting a new extraterrestrial threat. His other projects have included Contagion, Restless and IFC’s The Spoils Before Dying.
The actor joins a cast that currently includes franchise newbies Maika Monroe (The Guest, It Follows), Jessie Usher (Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse), Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Sela Ward (The Day After Tomorrow), Travis Tope (The Town That Dreaded Sundown), Garrett Wareing (Boychoir), William Fichtner (Drive Angry) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac) alongside returning actors Judd Hirsch, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox and Jeff Goldblum. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Connor sends his loyal soldier Kyle back in time to 1984 to save his mother Sarah, but in the new timeline Kyle is forced to join forces with Sarah - and an ageing terminator - in order to face down a far larger threat.
Terminator Genisys is released on July 1 in the Us, »
The cast for this big sequel continues to grow, with yet another intriguing name. Deadline reports that actor William Fichtner is joining Roland Emmerich's Independence Day 2 as a "top general". Apparently Fichtner's role as a general will get "even larger in the two films that will follow." Very interesting. Fichtner has appeared in a variety of films recently, including The Homesman, Elysium, The Lone Ranger, Phantom, Wrong, Drive Angry and The Dark Knight of course. He's always great to see in a movie, and I'm curious why his role will expand as it goes on. Does something happen to him or is he just a survivor? This also indicates that Fox is really pushing forward with a new trilogy of Independence Day movies coming up. As for returning cast members – Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner and recently confirmed Bill Pullman and Judd Hirsch will all be back »
- Alex Billington
Nicolas Cage has a formidable reputation, which is unsurprising given that he has been performing onscreen since 1981, but that was long before the internet got hold of him and his work. Now, in the fourth decade of a distinguished career, the Academy Award winner and his back catalogue are the inspiration for a range of ‘memes’ based on everything from his hair, to his tendency to deliver performances that seem to be somewhat off-the-wall.
He may not have enjoyed much box office success in recent years, but Nicolas Cage has a very devoted fan base that have a particular appreciation for projects and scenes in which he has a chance to go ‘Full Cage.’ This usually involves making some scary faces – often with wide eyes and a ghoulish grin – shouting very loudly, and gesticulating wildly. There may be screaming involved, and another person is very often the focus of his menace. »
- Sarah Myles
It looks like Paramount Pictures isn't going to be shy at all about the major plot twist that was revealed in the last trailer for Terminator: Genisys. A new poster for the sequel/reboot has just been revealed, and it puts the new Terminator (and his surprising identity) front and center amidst some fire and pretty terrible Photoshop. They couldn't figure out a better background than that plain gray, Sears portrait studio color scheme? There's already so much fire around Arnold Schwarzenegger and company, why not just engulf the whole poster in flames? And by that, I mean it should be set on fire, because it's just awful. Look below! Here's the new poster for Alan Taylor's Terminator: Genisys from Yahoo: You can still watch the most recent trailer for Terminator: Genisys right here. Terminator: Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones," Thor: The Dark World »
- Ethan Anderton
"Skynet has created a new Terminator to stop us." After the most recent trailer for Terminator: Genisys gave away a pretty big plot twist for the franchise sequel, some international TV spots bring that twist to the forefront of the marketing in Asian markets. However, there's also some new bits of footage here, including shots of the aged Terminator (old Arnold Schwarzenegger) fighting with the Schwarzenegger from the 80s. In addition, we also get to see some more shots of the advanced Terminator coming to blows with Schwarzenegger. And they're still milking that "I'll be back," line for everything it's worth. Watch below! Here's the international TV spots for Terminator: Genisys from Paramount International: You can still watch the most recent trailer for Terminator: Genisys right here. Terminator: Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones," Thor: The Dark World) and written by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, »
- Ethan Anderton
Say what you want about Nic Cage, you gotta admit he is the hardest working man in Hollywood. Sure, most of these erstwhile (often Direct-to-dvd) efforts Cage has been associated with (Drive Angry, Rage, Trespass, Stolen, Season Of The Witch, Frozen Ground, Left Behind..….wow, it’s a long, long list) fall squarely in the sub-b-movie category, but there is the occasional diamond in the rough. Last year’s Joe made my top ten list and the work he did in Bad Lieutenant Port Of Call should have won awards. In his newest, the 12th-century China-set adventure Outcast, Cage plays “The White Ghost” and time he isn’t the leading hero. And it’s no gem. Hayden Christensen, the blank slate blamed for crippling the second wave of Star Wars films is the main protagonist of Outcast and he plays Jacob, the stoical, taciturn, gritty, wandering badass with measured assurance. »
- Tom Stockman
By Doug Oswald
Nicolas Cage is a workhorse and may be one of the busiest actors today. In an era where big name actors might release a single movie per year, Cage typically comes out with three, four or even five. At any given time he may have over a half dozen movies in various stages of production. Cage is a good actor, often a very good actor, and has made some very entertaining movies that stand up to repeat viewings. I enjoy much of what he does from the over-the-top supernatural action-horror movies “Ghost Rider” and “Drive Angry,” to the adventure-mystery “National Treasure” franchise and his voice work for about a half-dozen animated movies. His list of credits and genres is vast and, if his movie output is any indication, he’s a very busy guy. This can be a good thing for Cage fans, but may result in »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Paramount Pictures has released an extended TV spot for "Terminator: Genesis" revealing even more new footage from the upcoming film. The first in a stand-alone trilogy, "Terminator" stars Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Jk Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis and Sandrine Holt with Laeta Kalorgridis ("Avatar", "Shutter Island") and Patrick Lussier ("Drive Angry") attached to write the screenplay. "Terminator: Genesis" hits theaters July 1, 2015 and is the first in a planned trilogy of films.The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when Tecom spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him »
We already know that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back for more sequels after Terminator: Genisys, though that doesn't mean necessarily mean the aged iteration of the T-800 we see in this new trilogy reboot won't get destroyed (we doubt he will though). But he'll still probably suffer some damage, and a new motion poster from across the pond illustrates that in a cool way as the aged Schwarzenegger skin that covers the robotic exoskeleton of the Terminators is blown away to reveal the metallic cyborg we all know. It's a pretty cool little poster, but after seeing the full trailer, I'm still concerned about this one. Look! Here's the new motion poster for Terminator: Genisys from Paramount Pictures UK: You can still watch the first full trailer for Terminator: Genisys right here. Terminator: Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones," Thor: The Dark World »
- Ethan Anderton
Here's the new motion poster for Alan Taylor's "Terminator: Genesis" reboot ! The first in a stand-alone trilogy, "Terminator" stars Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Jk Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis and Sandrine Holt with Laeta Kalorgridis ("Avatar", "Shutter Island") and Patrick Lussier ("Drive Angry") attached to write the screenplay. "Terminator: Genesis" hits theaters July 1, 2015.The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when Tecom spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him from both fronts; past and future, and will ultimately change warfare forever. »
Lionsgate and Hunan TV have outlined details of their long-anticipated pact, under which the Chinese broadcaster’s subsidiary Tik Films will co-finance “all qualifying Lionsgate feature films annually for the next three years”.
The pact covers titles such as action adventure Gods of Egypt; Now You See Me 2, the sequel to Lionsgate’s 2013 hit which grossed more than $350m; supernatural action thriller The Last Witch Hunter, starring Vin Diesel; thriller Sicario and romantic thriller Age of Adaline, starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford.
Tik Films is also partnering with local distributor Leomus Pictures to distribute up to four of the co-financed films each year in China. In addition, Lionsgate, Tik and Leomus are planning several features together as Us-China co-productions.
- email@example.com (Liz Shackleton)
[Press Release] Santa Monica, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015 -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions' release of Terminator Genisys, the reset of the blockbuster franchise, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released into IMAX® theatres by Paramount Pictures worldwide starting July 1. Terminator Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) and is produced by David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions. The screenplay is by Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) & Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). The film also stars J. K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matthew Smith, Courtney B. Vance and Byung-Hun Lee. " »
- Pietro Filipponi
IMAX today announced that Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions’ release of Terminator Genisys, the reset of the blockbuster franchise, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format and released into IMAX theatres by Paramount Pictures worldwide starting July 1.
Terminator Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) and is produced by David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions. The screenplay is by Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) & Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). The film also stars J. K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matthew Smith, Courtney B. Vance and Byung-Hun Lee.
“This film marks IMAX’s first foray into the Terminator franchise and we’re thrilled to be a part of it and team up once again with Alan Taylor and our friends at Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. »
- Michelle McCue
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