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September gets off to a fantastic start if you’re a genre fan, as Universal Home Entertainment is unloading a Ton of Universal Monsters-related titles on Blu-ray and DVD, including Universal Classic Monsters: The Complete 30-Film Collection and Dracula (1979) starring Frank Langella as the titular bloodsucker.
Also being released by Universal this week are a handful of horror and sci-fi themed 4-Movie Packs, an 8 Film Collection of Hammer horror titles and several other modern horror classics in high definition, including The People Under the Stairs and Firestarter. The third Cabin Fever film, Patient Zero, is also finally arriving on DVD & Blu-ray as well.
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (Rlj Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)
A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, »
- Heather Wixson
With filming underway on director David Yates’ (Harry Potter) big screen take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan, Just Jared has posted the first set photos from the film, giving us a look at Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Jane Porter along, with Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) as Captain Rom and Casper Crump (Tvillingerne & Julemanden) as Captain Kerchover. Take a look…
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom. But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash. »
- Gary Collinson
Attention, Universal monster fans... that means, well, all of you. The big U is releasing a gargantuan 30-film box set which spans their history of horror from 1931 to 1956, and we have your chance to score a copy on us!
To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.
This contest will end on at 12:01 Am Pt on September 1st.
Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection Description
They informed our dreams and nightmares, each and every one. Brilliant actors, craftspeople, and filmmakers combined to deliver these indelible characters who may have died on screen, but they will surely live forever. They are the one and only Universal Classic Monsters.
Now, for the first time ever, all 30 Universal Pictures' Classic Monster films will be available together on DVD in »
- Steve Barton
Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late ’30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca have sought to position themselves as viable alternatives to Sundance.
Rarely, however, have such tensions spiked quite so visibly, or with such high stakes involved, as in the case of Telluride and Toronto.
Nestled deep in the Rocky Mountains, the 41-year-old Telluride Film Festival is an intimate four-day affair that screens a highly selective program for Hollywood elites and deep-pocketed movie buffs. The 39-year-old Toronto Film Festival is an 11-day press and industry behemoth, Byzantine in its complexity and Canadian in its efficiency, which unspools about 300 features and attracts journalists, publicists, filmmakers and dealmakers from all over the world. Two very different events, forced by the vagaries of art, commerce »
- Justin Chang
Aug. 21-Sept. 1
Montreal World Festival
Celebrating its 38th year with a distinctly Gallic flavor, Mwff will open with “We Love You, You Bastard,” from French director — and longtime festival supporter — Claude Lelouch. Montreal closes with a tribute to another French legend, the late Alain Resnais and his last film, “Life of Riley.” But it’s not all France all the time. The fest is dedicated to the late Latin American literary icon, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and will be developing the new European Films Screening section, along with greater co-production ties with a large Chinese delegation of key industry players.
Aug. 29-Sept. 1
Telluride Film Festival
Telluride has always been an intimate, casual, carefully curated festival that doesn’t announce its sked until the day before it begins. The festival’s reputation — it has hosted several Oscar winners and nominees over the years — means that cinema lovers don’t mind going in blind. »
- Iain Blair
Later this month, horror fans will find out what lurks in the catacombs beneath Paris when As Above, So Below arrives in theaters. Ahead of the movie’s upcoming release, Universal has given us a look at two clips and behind-the-scenes footage.
“Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the secret of what this city of the dead was meant to contain. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.
Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (Quarantine, Devil) and directed by John Erick Dowdle, the psychological thriller is produced by Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Patrick Aiello and Drew Dowdle. Alex Hedlund serves as the executive producer. »
- Jonathan James
Getting its world premiere next month at Tiff, director James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything sees Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star as Stephen and Jane Hawking in what is sure to be one of the most powerful films of the festival.
Jane Hawking’s own memoir serves as the source material for the film, and with the biographical drama just a few weeks away from its Toronto debut, Focus has launched the first trailer.
While students at Cambridge, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne, Les Misérables) and Jane (Felicity Jones, The Invisible Woman) fall deeply in love. His earth-shattering diagnosis leads him to embark on his ambitious study of the nature of time with Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, in this moving adaptation of Jane Hawking’s memoir from Academy Award-winning director James Marsh (Man on Wire).
- Kenji Lloyd
Sneak Peek your first look at a sculpt 'stand-in' of the CG motion-capture 'Thing' from the upcoming Fox feature film reboot of Marvel Comics' "The Fantastic Four", directed by Josh Trank ("Chronicle"):
The "Fantastic Four", created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, were initially different from all other superheroes, because they did not conceal their identities, leading the public to be both suspicious and in awe of them. They also frequently argued and disagreed with each other.
Described at the time as "heroes with hangups", the 'Thing' has a wicked temper, the spoiled 'Human Torch' resents being a teenager among adults, 'Mr. Fantastic' blames himself for the Thing's grotesque transformation, while 'Sue Storm', aka 'The Invisible Woman', is in love with 'Reed Richards', but also has liaisons with 'Namor the Sub-Mariner'.
- Michael Stevens
Cast also includes Michael B. Jordan ("Chronicle") as 'Johnny Storm'/'Human Torch', Jamie Bell ("Billy Elliot") as 'Ben Grimm'/'The Thing', Miles Teller ("Divergent") as 'Reed Richards' /'Mr. Fantastic', Tim Blake Nelson ("O Brother, Where Art Thou?") as 'Harvey Elder'/'Mole Man' and Toby Kebbell as 'Dr. Doom'.
"'Harvey Elder' goes underground where he becomes to the ruler of the subterranean 'Moloids', attacking New York City..."
"It's a total reboot, that's for sure," said producer Matthew Vaughn about the new film. "It's got nothing to do with the other bloody ones."
"It's not stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it's made polystyrene. And its not a comedy."
Aiming for a more "...grounded superhero and sci-fi. »
- Michael Stevens
We don’t always go for the little things here at Thn but this photo is a cool one and interesting with The Fantastic Four reboot getting steadily closer as they aim for a summer 2015 release.
The Invisible Woman, Kate Mara, has shared a shot of her and fellow four all-new stars as production has officially wrapped on the Fox relaunch. It’s a funny thing with this film because sometimes people don’t enjoy seeing something re-done so quickly, I’m looking at you Spider-man, but in case the other Ff films were so forgettable that this effort seems more interesting – even if they’re not the big comic book stars like Batman but hey, it’s worked for Guardians Of The Galaxy!
- Dan Bullock
Kate Mara has wrapped on The Fantastic Four. The Invisible Woman took to Twitter to share a photo with the rest of her superhero team. That includes Jamie Bell (The Thing), Michael B. Jordan (The Human Torch) and Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic). "That's a wrap on #FantasticFour!" Mara wrote. "Thanks to my boys @Miles_Teller @michaelb4jordan @1jamiebell for the fun times." Photos Titans of Comic-Con: Stars Re-Create Classic Characters Teller, whose Reed Richards is romantically entangled with Mara's Sue Storm, tweeted "And that's a wrap on the lovely & talented @_KateMara. They couldn't have picked a better invisible
- Aaron Couch
Here’s an under-the-radar film we’ve been keeping an eye on: “Testament Of Youth,” a BBC Films production of Vera Brittain’s Wwi memoir. The story follows Brittain, a young woman on track for an Oxford education who after losing both her fiancé and brother decides instead to go to the frontlines as a nurse. Alicia Vikander plays the iconic writer, feminist and pacifist Vera Brittain, and “Game Of Thrones” star Kit Harington plays Roland Leighton, her husband-to-be. The first trailer for the movie has arrived and it boasts a lot of across-the-pond talent. The all star cast includes Vikander (“A Royal Affair,” “Anna Karenina”), Harington (“Pompeii”), Taron Egerton (“The Secret Service”), Colin Morgan (“Doctor Who”), Dominic West (“300,” “The Wire”), Emily Watson (“The Book Thief”), Joanna Scanlan (“The Invisible Woman”), Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger”), Jonathan »
- Edward Davis
With all the high profile superhero adaptations hitting theatres over the next few years, it seems strange how quiet 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot has been (especially as it will be released less than a year from now!).
After X-men: Days Of Future Past took the comic book crown of 2014 (assuming Guardians Of The Galaxy doesn’t beat it), Fox have quite a big advantage when it comes to promoting their future releases. Although some have already abandoned interest in the project due to the negative reception of the previous two films, their is quite a bit of talent attached to the newest take on Marvel’s first superhero family. The man behind the astounding Chronicle, Josh Trank, is currently filming Fantastic Four in New Orleans as his second directorial entry into his budding filmography.
Meanwhile in front of the camera, Trank has assembled an interestingly diverse and »
- Ben Read
Fox has aroused our curiosity at its Comic-Con panel last night by opting not to include anything for Josh Trank’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, which finds Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell stepping into the key roles of Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Johnny Storm/The Human Torch and Ben Grimm/The Thing (respectively). However, we may get a few scoops out of the tentpole yet.
A new image (above) has hit the web, depicting what looks to be the the reference CGI bust of the Thing being used on Trank’s film. A mysterious Twitter account called @justifiedfilms, which has since been deleted, tweeted out the pic, which of course has been immortalized on the web. For those who don’t know, a reference bust is essentially a placeholder marker intended for the computer animators, who use it to then »
- Isaac Feldberg
Movie News - The new 'Fantastic Four' will be ''different from other comic book films''. Scriptwriter Simon Kinberg has promised the ambitious reboot of the superhero franchise will be unlike anything fans have seen in previous movies in the genre, such as 'The Avengers' and the 'X-Men' films. He told Latino-Review.com: ''We are hopefully going to be refining the way the people see the 'Fantastic Four' movies. There are so many things we are doing different from the previous film and so many things different from other comic books films.'' The Josh Trank-directed movie will be a stark departure from the critically mauled 2005 and 2007 'Fantastic Four' films which starred Jessica Alba and Chris Evans. The new take will star Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch and »
Toronto’s lineup, announced Tuesday, has awards pundits drooling in anticipation, but here’s some free advice: Wipe away the drool and manage your expectations.
A few years ago, the Canadian fest was the focus of many awards campaigns. But the situation is changing so quickly that Toronto is still a big factor, but it’s no longer the key factor. And that’s a good thing for everybody.
There are certainly plenty of tantalizing Toronto titles. The ones that sound (on paper) like strong awards contenders include “Black and White” (Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer in a custody battle), “The Equalizer” (Denzel Washington, reuniting with Antoine Fuqua), “The Imitation Game” (Benedict Cumberbatch), “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr., pictured), “Men, Women and Children” (directed by Jason Reitman), “Nightcrawler” (Jake Gyllenhaal, in Dan Gilroy’s film-directing debut), and “Theory of Everything” (Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking), as well as Cannes hits like “Foxcatcher” and “Mr. Turner. »
- Tim Gray
Kate Mara has clarified her comments about the source material for Fantastic Four.
20th Century Fox's reboot film will "draw from the entire canon" of the classic Marvel Comics property, a spokesperson for the actress told EW.
The actress had been quoted in the Spanish-language Esquire México that the film "won't be based on any history of anything already published".
She added that she was not a comics fan and had been advised by director Josh Trank not to read any.
Mara will play Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman in Fantastic Four.
The Fantastic Four will open in UK cinemas on June 18, 2015 and in the Us on June 19. »
Now for some none Avengers comic book movie news! Director Josh Trank is currently in production on Fantastic Four with Miles Teller as Mr. fantastic, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell as Thing, and Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch. In a recent interview with MTV, Jordan talked about working on the project and how they are in their own world while making it. Here's what he had to say...
Here he talks about the secrecy of the project:
"Yeah, we have been pretty much in our own world, that’s really the only way we could get a project like this done. It is so massive, so many moving parts, so many moving pieces, things are changing every day.
"The script is evolving, [you make] on set decisions on the fly, things are always constantly changing. Me personally, I block out that extra noise and I focus on »
- Joey Paur
In a new interview with Kate Mara, the actress spoke about playing The Invisible Woman in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot, revealed that the new film will not be based on any comic book storylines. "I've never been a fan of comics, I've never actually read one. I was going to for this movie but the director said it wasn't necessary," she told Esquire. "Actually he told us that we shouldn't do it because the plot won't be based on any history of anything already published." Mara went on to say that director Josh Trank (Chronicle) is attempting to do something different. "We are trying to create a new way of seeing these superheroes, I'm focusing on making [Sue Storm] as real as possible." »
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows director David Yates is leaving the castles and magical schools of the wizarding world behind, and heading into the jungle for a reboot of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan. Production on the long-gestating project is finally underway, and to celebrate Warner Brothers have released its first official synopsis:
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom. But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
There have been over 200 film incarnations of the iconic apeman, »
- James Garcia
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