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Ash vs Evil Dead hits DVD August 23

20 July 2016 6:30 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

From the creators of The Evil Dead comes a new Starz Original Series, Ash vs Evil Dead. The Starz Original series is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead.  The series is executive produced by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), Rob Tapert (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), and Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice, Oz the Great and Powerful, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness), the original filmmakers, and Craig Digregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons – personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip. »

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Ash vs Evil Dead S1 coming to Blu-ray August 23

20 July 2016 3:51 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Season one of Ash vs Evil Dead is coming home on Blu-ray and DVD August 23!

From the creators of The Evil Dead comes a new Starz Original Series, Ash vs Evil Dead. The Starz Original series, the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead, is executive produced by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), Rob Tapert (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), and Bruce Campbell (“Burn Notice,” Oz the Great and Powerful, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness), the original filmmakers, and Craig Digregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner.   Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons – personal and literal. Destiny, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Director Rian Johnson Explains How He’s Put Aside Nostalgia To Make His Film

17 July 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The final day of this year’s Star Wars Celebration closed out on Sunday afternoon in London with the much-anticipated Future Filmmakers panel, centered on the future of the “Star Wars” franchise as guided by Lucasfilm leaders Kathleen Kennedy and Kiri Hart.

The forward-focused panel promised to deliver all kinds of goods about the franchise’s still-untitled “Episode VIII” and their Han Solo standalone film, featuring appearances from “Episode VIII” director Rian Johnson and Han Solo helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Read More: Star Wars Celebration: Mark Hamill Isn’t A Fan Of Production Secrecy Either

In introducing Johnson to the crowd, Kennedy told the Celebration stage audience that when it came time to pick a director for “Episode VIII,” the “Looper” and “Brick” filmmaker was “way at the top of the list right away.”

And the Lucasfilm president certainly doesn’t seem disappointed with what Johnson brought to the table, »

- Kate Erbland

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How the film industry blew it with 3D

23 June 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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3D was supposed to be the next big thing for cinema. It accounts for just 20% of ticket sales. What went wrong?

In early 2010, James Cameron's Avatar became the USA's 24th most successful cinema release of all time, and it still holds that position today.

I'm measuring that success by the actual number of tickets sold, but perhaps you prefer the way the Hollywood hype machine processes these things. Their version of how this works, in which records can be broken over and over again for a continual stream of back-slaps and headlines, makes Avatar into The Biggest Film of All Time. Don't adjust for inflation but just sum up the numbers on the tickets, and it's true, Avatar is certainly the highest grossing film to ever see the inside of a cinema.

Either way, whether it's top of the pops or holding on strong at number »

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Sam Raimi developing tornado action adventure film for Warner Bros.

5 June 2016 8:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having signed on to direct World War 3 at Warner Bros. back in February, Sam Raimi has now set up another project at the studio, with Variety revealing that he’s developing an as-yet-untitled action-adventure film.

Going by the working title of Stormfall, the project is is said to centre on a heist during a tornado in the Carolinas. Warner Bros. is currently seeking writers to develop a script, while Raimi is eyeing the director’s chair.

Raimi has not directed a feature film since 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, although he did helm the pilot episode of Ash vs Evil Dead, and serves as executive producer on the series. He has also reportedly held talks with Sony this year with a view to directing a remake of the French crime drama A Prophet.

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- Gary Collinson

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Sam Raimi heads into tornado winds again to be involved with Stormfall

3 June 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The last time Sam Raimi dealt with tornadoes, we ended up not in Kansas anymore, getting a new look at the magical world of Oz in Oz The Great And Powerful. This time he's taking us into a heist thriller. Raimi is developing as a producer an untitled heist caper with the working name Stormfall right now with an eye towards directing it down the line. Currently, the concept is out to writer(s)... Read More »

- Billy Donnelly

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Sam Raimi Eyes Directing Tornado Heist Movie ‘Stormfall’

3 June 2016 1:47 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In the general conversation around the success of Disney‘s live-action remake/fairy tale movies, it’s generally forgotten that one effort missed pretty hard: 2013’s “Oz The Great And Powerful.” The movie didn’t connect with critics, and while it did manage to haul in nearly $500 million worldwide, Disney has politely moved on, and doesn’t seem all that […]

The post Sam Raimi Eyes Directing Tornado Heist Movie ‘Stormfall’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sam Raimi Sets up Tornado Movie at Warner Bros.

3 June 2016 12:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sam Raimi has set up an untitled action-adventure movie at Warner Bros., centered on a heist during a tornado in the Carolinas.

The project has a working title of “Stormfall” and the studio is seeking writers for the script. Raimi is developing with an eye to direct.

“Stormfall” is the second Raimi movie set up with Warner Bros. this after Bill Block came on to Raimi’s “World War 3” project in February as part of Block’s first-look deal at the studio. “World War 3” is  based on predictions in George Friedman’s nonfiction best-selling book “The Next 100 Years.”

Raimi created the Evil Dead movies as well as the original “Spider-Man” trilogy that starred Tobey Maguire.

Raimi gained notice in 1982 with “The Evil Dead,” followed by “Crimewave,” the sequel “The Evil Dead 2,” “Darkman” and “Army of Darkness” — the third film in the “Evil Dead” series. He also directed “The Quick and the Dead, »

- Dave McNary

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Where Did 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' Go Wrong?

31 May 2016 3:02 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Like a heroine tumbling through the rabbit hole, Disney took its own great fall this past weekend, as prospective tentpole Alice Through the Looking Glass coughed up a meager $34 million at the box-office in its opening days of release. A paltry sum in comparison to the $116 million opening weekend that Tim Burton's 2010 original "dark" fairy tale garnered, this sequel's poor showing registered as a sizable blip in Disney's ledgers. Floppier than the average flop, Disney's new folly provided industry competitors and common filmgoers several valuable lessons about how movies are made and sold. »

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Gambling Debt Turns Family Road Trip Upside Down in Borealis [Trailer]

27 May 2016 2:04 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

One of the highlights of last years Viff was Sean Garrity's hybrid road trip/family dramedy Borealis. Jonas Chernick wrote the script and stars as Jonah, a gambling addicted father whose daughter Aurora (Joey King) is suffering from a condition which has led to her vision deteriorating.

With only a short window of before his daughter goes completely blind, Jonah decides the time has come to take Aurora on a road trip to see the Northern Lights but his gambling problem? It's come to bite him in the ass. He owes $50K and Tubby (Kevin Pollak) and his sidekick Brick (Clé Bennett) are determined to collect. Whatever it takes.

Garrity is a talented filmmaker and Chernick's script is a wonderful blend of comedy and drama peppered with great father/daughter moments that don [Continued ...] »

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' & 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' to Lead Memorial Day Weekend

26 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Two of the five largest four-day, Memorial Day opening weekends belong to films in the X-Men franchise and this weekend the latest installment, X-Men: Apocalypse, hopes to secure its own spot in the record books. Additionally, Disney arrives with their fifth release of their already, record-breaking year with the sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. Both films enter a weekend that pits them against some stiff demographic and genre competition, all of which should combine for an increase over Memorial Day weekend last year. Assured to finish #1, X-Men: Apocalypse is Fox's latest installment in the X-Men franchise and it's coming on the heels of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which scored an impressive $90.8 million three-day opening, which ballooned to $110.5 million over the 2014 Memorial Day weekend. Reviews for Apocalypse, however, have been mixed as it currently stands at a 48% rating on RottenTomatoes compared to the 91% for Days of Future Past. In fact, »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Trailer for New Time Travel Show Timeless

16 May 2016 1:44 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

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NBC has ordered Eric Kripke's (Supernatural) and Shawn Ryan’s (The Shield) new time-travel series Timeless to series for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. The show concerns a race against time to us time to stop (??) the Hindenburg disaster of 1937.

Timeless stars Abigail Spencer (Oz the Great and Powerful), Matt Frewer (Orphan Black), Goran Visnjic (Extant), Matt Lanter (Ultimate Spider-Man), Paterson Joseph (Jekyll) and Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker).

Synopsis:

From Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan and the producers of “Th [Continued ...] »

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Kunis, Cranson, Garner Hit The "Jackpot"

5 May 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Mila Kunis ("Oz the Great and Powerful") and Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") are attached to star while Jennifer Garner is in talks to join "Annie" director Will Gluck's new film "Jackpot" at Im Global, Olive Bridge and Marty Katz.

A remake of Magnus Martens' 2011 Norwegian action comedy based on a Jo Nesbo work, the story follows a man who wakes up in a strip bar clutching a shotgun surrounded by dead men and the police guns aimed at him.

Dave Calahan ("The Expendables") is scripting the project which is said to already have distributors circling. Production is slated to begin this Summer.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Star Wars 8 Director Shares New Set Photos, Shoot Halfway Done

28 April 2016 5:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before the debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters, it was revealed that Disney plans on releasing a new Star Wars movie every year, indefinitely. Fans will get to see the first spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16 of this year, with Star Wars: Episode VIII following on December 15, 2017. Production started on Star Wars: Episode VIII in February, and today marks a very special day in the filming process, with director Rian Johnson revealing two new photos from the set, along with news that production is halfway complete.

The photos don't reveal too much, with an unspecified crew member using a microfiber sham to clean off the cockpit of what appears to be an X-Wing ship in one image, while cleaning off a control panel in another. We don't get a great look at the actor who is in the cockpit of the X-Wing. This »

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The Jungle Book – Highest Grossing Hollywood film in India

27 April 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Disney’s The Jungle Book holds its throne at the top in its second weekend after already swinging in £21 million at the UK box office and taking a hugely impressive 10 times more than any other film on Saturday. The Jungle Book has already surpassed the lifetime takings ofMaleficent, Oz The Great and Powerful, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Night at the Museum and Snow White and the Huntsman.

In India the film is now the biggest Hollywood film of all time having earned over Rs.190 crore since its release.

The film also remains number one at the Us box office taking a total of $191 million to date and globally it is already the 4th biggest movie of the year with $528m.

The critically acclaimed film is being called out by critics as a cinematic experience not to be missed and is already in the Top 25 of films of all time released in IMAX. »

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King Cobra review: James Franco at his lurid best in gay porn shocker

22 April 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor gives his most unhinged performance since Spring Breakers in Justin Kelly’s compelling film detailing the rise of porn star Brent Corrigan

As an actor, James Franco has two modes: committed and can’t-be-bothered. His bold work in Spring Breakers, 127 Hours and Pineapple Express falls into the first category; Oz the Great and Powerful and Werner Herzog’s misbegotten Queen of the Desert meanwhile feature Franco at his most lifeless. Luckily for film-maker Justin Kelly, Franco is at his brazen best in the dark gay porn saga King Cobra.

The film reunites the star with the director of I Am Michael for another gay-themed narrative based on real events. That, however, is where the similarities end.

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- Nigel M Smith

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King Cobra review: James Franco at his lurid best in gay porn shocker

22 April 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor gives his most unhinged performance since Spring Breakers in Justin Kelly’s compelling film detailing the rise of porn star Brent Corrigan

As an actor, James Franco has two modes: committed and can’t-be-bothered. His bold work in Spring Breakers, 127 Hours and Pineapple Express falls into the first category; Oz the Great and Powerful and Werner Herzog’s misbegotten Queen of the Desert meanwhile feature Franco at his most lifeless. Luckily for film-maker Justin Kelly, Franco is at his brazen best in the dark gay porn saga King Cobra.

The film reunites the star with the director of I Am Michael for another gay-themed narrative based on real events. That, however, is where the similarities end.

Continue reading »

- Nigel M Smith

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Michelle Williams Joins Julianne Moore In Todd Haynes' 'Wonderstruck'

18 April 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

2016 is marking a bit of comeback for Michelle Williams. After 2013's "Oz The Great And Powerful," she only appeared in one other film, the still unreleased in the U.S. WWII drama "Suite Francaise." But this year she hit Sundance starring in two acclaimed movies, Kelly Reichardt's "Certain Women" and Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester By The Sea." And now she's adding another big auteur project to her schedule. Read More: Todd Haynes To Direct Adaptation Of 'Hugo' Author's 'Wonderstruck' The actress has joined Julianne Moore in Todd Haynes' "Wonderstruck." Based on "Hugo" author Brian Selznick's award-winning book, it tells a story split in two different time periods — 1927 and 1977 — that follows the interconnected lives of deaf children, Ben and Rose. Here's the book synopsis:  Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Disney Brings Marvel, Pixar and 'Star Wars' to CinemaCon 2016

13 April 2016 4:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney took a slightly different approach to its CinemaCon presentation earlier today. The studio decided it was best to screen the first 30 minutes of Pixar's Finding Dory before showing Captain America: Civil War in its entirety to those in attendance. Disney started its CinemaCon presentation with a sizzle reel, highlighting all the great movies both recently released and upcoming. The Jungle Book, which opens this weekend, featured prominently among a slate of largely family friendly titles from Disney's 5 major studios.

Dave Hollis took the stage to thank exhibitors and promised much from the upcoming slate. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, headlined by Felicity Jones, kicked things off with its teaser trailer. As Hollis claimed, this was the first time it was being shown on the 'big screen'. The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer will be attached to Captain America: Civil War in theaters.

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First trailer for The Family Fang starring Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman

11 April 2016 11:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for the upcoming comedy-drama The Family Fang, and we have it for you below…

The Family Fang sees Jason Bateman (The Gift) and  Nicole Kidman (The Secret in Their Eyes) as Baxter and Annie, siblings “who are scarred from an unconventional upbringing but return to their family home after an unlikely accident. When their parents (Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett) — performance artists famous for elaborate public hoaxes — suddenly go missing under troubling circumstances, Baxter and Annie investigate. Unsure whether it’s foul play or just another elaborate ruse, nothing can prepare them for what they discover.”

Bateman also directs the film, which is based on the novel by Kevin Wilson and adapted by Pulitzer winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz the Great and Powerful). Starz Digital Media are releasing the film is the Us, which hits cinemas on April 29th.

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- Scott J. Davis

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