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Kane Hodder Doc To Hell And Back Gets A Release Date

In the annals of cinema, there are just certain names that we’ve found synonymous with the horror genre such as Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price. But as time went on and the idea of sequels and franchises became the norm, one could say that the characters themselves outgrew any one performer, with the likes of Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers being some of the most notable examples.

Still, it’s the ones that have done the dance more than once that are most favored by fans. In the case of the aforementioned Jason Voorhees, many gravitate toward Kane Hodder as he’s played the character in four films, those being the seventh through tenth entries in the Friday the 13th franchise. Most fortunate for him, he’s also found a new home in recent years in the form of the Hatchet series, playing the grotesque Victor Crowley.
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Book Review: "Conversations with Classic Films Stars: Interviews From Hollywood’s Golden Era" & "You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: Interviews with Stars From Hollywood’s Golden Era" by James Bawde

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James Bawden was a TV columnist for the Toronto Star, and Ron Miller was TV editor at the San Jose Mercury News and is a former president of the Television Critics Association. During their respective careers stretching back some fifty years the list of stars they have interviewed reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood. These two volumes bring together an incredible assortment of interviews from almost the birth of cinema itself, with Buster Keaton, Jackie Coogan and Gloria Swanson representing the silent era. The great leading men are all here, including James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Kirk Douglas, Victor Mature and Cary Grant, and of course classic leading ladies like Bette Davis, Janet Leigh, Fay Wray and Joan Fontaine. Along the way they also met character actors and horror stars like Ernest Borgnine, Victor Buono, John Carradine, and Lon Chaney Jr.,
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First Trailer For Kane Hodder Documentary To Hell And Back Tells An Incredible Story

In the annals of cinema, there are just certain names that we’ve found synonymous with the horror genre such as Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price. But as time went on and the idea of sequels and franchises became the norm, one could say that the characters themselves outgrew any one performer, with the likes of Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers being some of the most notable examples.

Still, it’s the ones that have done the dance more than once that are most favored by fans. In the case of the aforementioned Jason Voorhees, many gravitate toward Kane Hodder as he’s played the character in four films, those being the seventh through tenth entries in the Friday the 13th franchise. Most fortunate for him, he’s also found a new home in recent years in the form of the Hatchet series, playing the grotesque Victor Crowley.
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Benedict Cumberbatch Is The Grinch In First Trailer For Animated Movie

Following a few promo posters and a Winter Olympics TV spot, the first trailer for The Grinch – starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the green meanie – is finally here!

Instead of reiterating the familiar story of the Grinch’s plot to steal Whoville’s Christmas presents, the preview decides to get us on the grouch’s side instead by showcasing an ordinary day in the life of the furry, frowning critter – though it does include a new version of the classic song from the beloved holiday special.

Surprisingly, the character we used to love to hate as kids now seems oddly relatable. Which of us hasn’t woken up in a bad mood and wanted to destroy the radio for playing a certain overly-cheerful song sung by Pharrell Williams? Not that any of us have gone so far as to spit a pickle back into the jar and slot it into someone’s shopping basket,
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‘The Grinch’ First Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Takes On Dr. Seuss’ Holiday Classic

‘The Grinch’ First Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Takes On Dr. Seuss’ Holiday Classic
The last time the Grinch wrecked havoc on the big screen was all the way back in 2000 when Jim Carrey took on the role in Ron Howard’s live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ holiday classic. Both the 2000 film and the famous 1966 animated special, featuring the voice of Boris Karloff, are considered holiday touchstones, and Illumination Entertainment is certainly hoping there’s room for one more.

The studio behind “Despicable Me” and “Minions” is putting its own animated stamp on Dr. Seuss with this fall’s “The Grinch,” featuring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead voice role. The movie will be the first computer animated Grinch film and is directed by “The Secret Life of Pets” co-director Yarrow Cheney and Peter Candeland. Danny Elfman is handling the music.

The Grinch” will be released in theaters nationwide November 9. Watch the first trailer below.
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Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch First Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch is a Mean One

Illumination releases the first trailer for The Grinch, their upcoming animated adaptation of Dr. SeussHow the Grinch Stole Christmas! children’s book. Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale has been adapted twice before, once as a half-hour animated TV special in 1966 with narration by Boris Karloff, and again in 2000 by Ron Howard in the Jim Carrey-starring live-action film. Now, Illumination will adapt How the Grinch Stole Christmas! in a feature-length animated movie set to hit theaters this holiday season.
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The Grinch Is (Still) Grouchy On New Poster For Animated Movie

The first trailer for The Grinch will finally make its way online this Thursday and ahead of its debut, a new poster for the upcoming animated movie has been unveiled, featuring the green meanie looking – you guessed it – pretty grouchy. To offset the image with a welcome dash of cuteness, though, the Grinch shares the spotlight with his adorable dog Max.

Our first look at The Grinch in action has been a long time coming. The project was first announced back in 2014 and we’ve known the identity of the esteemed actor who will bringing the iconic Dr. Seuss character to live for a whole two years now, as well. It’s Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch, who will be following in the footsteps of Boris Karloff, in the classic holiday special, and Jim Carrey in the live-action movie from 2000 – which we prefer to forget.

Circling back to that new poster,
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Iconic Jason Voorhees Actor Wants to Play Michael Myers

Horror icon Kane Hodder – the only man to ever play Jason Voorhees in multiple films – wants to take a shot at playing Halloween’s Michael Myers. Every generation of horror films produces a few iconic actors, people who become forever associated with the genre and tend to receive unwavering respect from fans. In the early days of Hollywood, those icons were people like Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and Lon Chaney. In the 80s slasher era, new icons were born, including Robert “Freddy” Englund, Doug “Pinhead” Bradley, and Bruce “Ash” Campbell.
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The Old Dark House [Masters of Cinema] TheTHE Old Dark House [Masters of Cinema] Theatrical & Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Release – April / May 2018

Eureka Entertainment to release The Old Dark House, James Whale’s atmospheric and entertaining horror starring Boris Karloff and Melvyn Douglas, in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 27 April 2018 and as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in a definitive Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 21 May 2018. A group …

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Exclusive Interview: Kane Hodder Talks Friday The 13th, Victor Crowley And More

In the annals of cinema, there are just certain names that we’ve found synonymous with the horror genre such as Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price. But as time went on and the idea of sequels and franchises became the norm, one could say that the characters themselves outgrew any one performer, with the likes of Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers being some of the most notable examples.

Still, it’s the ones that have done the dance more than once that are most favored by fans. In the case of the aforementioned Jason Voorhees, many gravitate toward Kane Hodder because he played the character in four films, those being the seventh through tenth entries in the Friday the 13th franchise.

Most fortunate for him, he’s found a new home in recent years in the form of the Hatchet series, playing the grotesque Victor Crowley.
See full article at We Got This Covered »

Netflix's Mute Trailer Visits the Brutal Underbelly of a Futuristic World

Welcome to Berlin 2052, where dreams come true and man comes undone. Prepare yourself for Mute, a new Netflix Original Film, streaming only on Netflix starting February 23. Today, we get the full trailer along with a poster that invites audiences into the cold neon underbelly of the future. Here is the official synopsis.

"Berlin, the future, but close enough to feel familiar: In this loud, often brutal city, Leo (Alexander Skarsgard), unable to speak from a childhood accident, searches for his missing girlfriend, the love of his life, his salvation, through dark streets, frenzied plazas, and the full spectrum of the cities shadow-dwellers. As he seeks answers, Leo finds himself mixed up with Cactus Bill (Paul Rudd) and Duck (Justin Theroux), a pair of irreverent Us army surgeons on a mission all their own. This soulful sci-fi journey from filmmaker Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code, Warcraft) imagines a world of strange
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From 'Psycho' to 'Get Out': A History of Horror at the Oscars

On January 23rd, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year's Oscar nominees – including Get Out, which earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay. The love for the Jordan Peele's across-the-board hit was a rarity for a slew of reasons, including the fact that the filmmaker became only the fifth black man to ever be nominated for Best Director. But perhaps most remarkable was the fact that it nabbed a Best Picture slot: Depending on how flexible you are in defining "horror,
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Mute Teaser Takes Netflix 40 Years Into the Future

Mute Teaser Takes Netflix 40 Years Into the Future
'Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a sci-fi Casablanca.' Fans have been waiting for director Duncan Jones's Mute well before his Warcraft adaptation hit theaters. Now, we have our first look, as Netflix unleashes the first teaser. They also promise that a full trailer will be arriving on January 30.

Looking at this first footage, we're reminded of Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, with its neon cities and it's noir thriller plot. The movie stars Alexander Skarsgard (The Legend of Tarzan, War on Everyone), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, Anchorman 2), Justin Theroux (The Girl on the Train, The Leftovers) and fresh to the screen Seyneb Saleh. Mute follows last December's Bright as one of Netflix's most ambitious original movies to date. Here's the official synopsis.

"Berlin, the future, but close enough to feel familiar: In this loud, often brutal city,
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Duncan Jone's Mute Finally Gets a Release Date on Netflix

Duncan Jone's Mute Finally Gets a Release Date on Netflix
Fans of director Duncan Jones won't have to wait much longer for his next film Mute, with the filmmaker taking to Twitter this morning to reveal that Netflix has set a February 23 premiere date for this upcoming movie. This comes just a few weeks after Netflix unveiled the first look at Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard, and while it isn't clear when the first trailer will arrive, the director sent out a lengthy Twitter thread to his followers, where he examined the ups and downs of this project. Here's his full statement below.

"So some of you may be aware that I have previously called @Mute my 'Don Quixote.' I did this, as much like Terry Gillian's fabled film of that name, it seemed everything was against Mute ever being made. In fact, here's an early draft... from 2003! Back then the film was a very different beast. It was set in London,
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A New Grinch on the Block

Chris here. Perhaps now that Christmas has ended and the holiday afterglow might prevent some from shouting "blasphemy!", it's safe to tell you that next Christmas will bring us a new animated Grinch. This retelling will be coming from Illumination Studios, which turned the minions of Despicable Me into a cash cow - so you can safely expect sturdly box office and cute goofiness. 

The Grinch will be voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, whose dulcet tones are a fair choice if this film will be chasing the sound of Boris Karloff's original animated narration. Our first peek of the mean green one is above, and while it promises a "meaner" Grinch, he's looking awfully cuddly to me.
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First Poster For New Grinch Movie Starring Benedict Cumberbatch Debuts

Early last year, it was announced that Illumination – the folks behind Despicable Me and The Secret Lives of Pets – were working on a new animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The announcement came with the reveal of its lead actor, too, telling us that Benedict Cumberbatch will be voicing the eponymous green meanie.

Apart from our first glimpse at Cumberbatch’s iteration of the character back in May, things have gone a bit quiet on The Grinch front since then. Now, though, just in time for the holidays, Illumination has rolled out the first poster for the pic, which arrives next year – and it takes the Grinch in an unexpected direction.

Captioned “He gets meaner,” the poster doesn’t show us the older, grouchier Grinch but rather, the sweet and innocent younger version. With his scarf and big eyes, the Grinch looks downright adorable here
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Critics Reveal Their Favorite Holiday TV Traditions — IndieWire Survey

Critics Reveal Their Favorite Holiday TV Traditions — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What are your winter holiday season viewing habits (that are not for work)? Do you have traditional go-to shows or movies? Are you looking forward to anything in particular?

Eric Deggans (@deggans), NPR

As I have written in the past, I’m not the kind of critic who loves holiday specials. Too often, they’re too hokey, too commercial, too weird (yes, Bill Murray, I still don’t get “A Very Murray Christmas”) or, in the case of countless Hallmark Channel movies, way too white. But I do have a few holiday media traditions, starting with my Spotify Holiday Tunes playlist, which gets fired up as
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Book Review: "American Gothic" By Jonathan Rigby; Expanded And Updated Edition

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By Adrian Smith

American filmmakers have been fascinated by horror and the fantastical since the birth of cinema itself, with one early example cited here being an 1898 New York screening by the Thomas Edison Company of a short film featuring a witch and an appearance from Mephistopheles. Partially inspired by the work of French magician Georges Méliès, it was not long before ghosts, demons, witches and devils would become commonplace in the silent films being produced in New York, and eventually Hollywood itself.

Jonathan Rigby’s American Gothic (Signum publishing) is a fascinating and idiosyncratic exploration of the American horror film, a genre which has inspired filmmakers to create some of the most memorable moments in cinema history. More than a simple encyclopaedia, the book charts the historical development of the genre through not only the classics such as Phantom of the Opera, Dracula and The Cat and the Canary,
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The Miracle Worker

Anybody that appreciates good theater and good moviemaking will be in awe of Arthur Penn’s marvelous visualization of this tale of a determined woman achieving the impossible — teaching a child that can neither see nor hear. The knock down, drag ’em out scenes between Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke are unique, to say the least.

The Miracle Worker

Blu-ray

Olive Films

1962 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 106 min. / Street Date October 31, 2017 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson, Andrew Prine, Judith Lowry.

Cinematography: Ernesto Caparrós

Film Editor: Aram Avakian

Art Direction: George Jenkins

Original Music: Laurence Rosenthal

Written by William Gibson, from his stage play

Produced by Fred Coe

Directed by Arthur Penn

I can barely believe that Arthur Penn’s obviously superior picture The Miracle Worker wasn’t picked off by Criterion years ago. It’s that good — it ought to
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William Frye, Agent, Producer and Hollywood Raconteur, Dies at 96

William Frye, a man about town in Hollywood who produced General Electric Theater and Boris Karloff's Thriller for television as well as films including The Trouble With Angels and Airport 1975, has died. He was 96.

Frye died Nov. 3 of natural causes at his home in Palm Desert, Calif., according to an obituary placed in the Los Angeles Times.

Frye worked with and became dear friends with the likes of Cary Grant, Ronald Colman, Ronald Reagan, Irene Dunn, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Loretta Young, Rosalind Russell, Bob Hope and Jimmy Stewart.

The producer also was close...
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