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Top 10 Spookiest Moments From Tales From The Crypt

Max Gaines struck a chord with readers back in the 1950s with EC Comics' publication of Tales From The Crypt. As groundbreaking as the comics were, the U.S. Senate thought differently. Senate hearings stating that the comics led to juvenile delinquency caused the cancellation of EC Comics' horror titles. In time, society realized the Senate was "dead" wrong.

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Fast forward to the late 1980s, successful film producers and directors sought to bring Tales From The Crypt from comic book pages to television screens. With HBO as a platform, the series was greenlit with creative freedom. The horrific chills and innovative thrills remained intact from the source material. Here are the Top Ten Spookiest Moments From Tales From The Crypt.
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Why Enter the Matrix Was Even Stranger Than the Movies

Matthew Byrd Aug 29, 2019

Enter the Matrix wasn't just the most ambitious movie game ever made, it was also one of the strangest.

The Matrix came to us courtesy of two largely unknown creators. It wasn’t based on a comic, novel, or TV series, and it wasn’t a remake/reboot. Yet, somehow the studio managed to sell people on the movie based on an ambiguous marketing campaign that refused to reveal just what the movie was about. It’s the kind of ambiguous approach that fans often wish for in the age of tell-all trailers but so rarely get.

The Matrix was a film of its time. It combined chic hacking, era-appropriate (if now humorously dated) rebel character fashion, and filmmaking techniques that had been skirting the edges of mainstream appeal for years without having crossed the line. For a generation of young viewers, it felt like a franchise that truly belonged to them.
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Sherlock Holmes 3 Is Shooting in California Along with 10 Other New Movies

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Sherlock Holmes 3 Is Shooting in California Along with 10 Other New Movies
The London-Based Sherlock Holmes is coming to The Golden State. Due to the state's $330 million program, 10 projects have been approved to receive tax credits for shooting there, and Sherlock Holmes 3 is one of them. California's Film Commission estimates that together, they will generate $310 million in spending across the state.

Among the ten is Robert Downey Jr.'s (Iron Man) Sherlock Holmes 3, The next project from the Russo Brothers and Tom Holland, Cherry, Will Smith's drama King Richard from Warner Bros. which tells the story of tennis stars Venus and Serena William's father, Universal's Purge 5, the Little Shop of Horrors remake, American Pie Presents: Girls Rule, Janis, Macbeth, Pandora and an untitled Atomic Monster project. 58 films applied for tax credits during the June 17 to 21 application period. In an official statement, the new California Film Commission executive director, Colleen Bell, had this to say.

"California is once again competing for big-budget
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Weird Science

Woo Hoo! We’re girl-starved teen nerds, and we’re cooking up our own living sex toy with our home computers! John Hughes turns an infantile idea into one of his not-bad teen angst comedies, as Kelly LeBrock materializes to fulfill their wildest dreams. The idea is of course transformed into a basically benign coming-of age story … with the underlying message that we’d not all mind having Ms. LeBrock reformat our hard drive. It all begins as a bad arrested-development joke, but Hughes’ audaciousness and fine production values make this a nostalgic favorite for folk that miss their (ugh) 1980s memories.

Weird Science

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1985 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 94 min. / Street Date July 23, 2019 / 39.95

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Bill Paxton, Suzanne Snyder, Judie Aronson, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Rusler.

Cinematography: Matthew F. Leonetti

Film Editor: Chris Lebenzon, Scott Wallace, Mark Warner

Original Music: Ira Newborn

From
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‘I’m Terrified’: ‘Veronica Mars’ Creator Rob Thomas on That Shock Ending

This post contains full spoilers for the new Veronica Mars season on Hulu.

He’s created shows including Party Down, iZombie, and Cupid, but Veronica Mars will always occupy a special place in Rob Thomas’ heart. The series began in 2004 as the story of a teenage private eye (Kristen Bell) looking into her best friend’s murder. It survived the death of its original network, Upn, lasting one more season on the CW. It returned in 2014 as a movie, largely funded by fans through a groundbreaking Kickstarter campaign. And last
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The game is afoot for Dexter Fletcher as he takes the reins on Sherlock Holmes 3

Rocketman’ helmer, Dexter Fletcher has taken over the director’s chair from Guy Ritchie for the third instalment of ‘Sherlock Holmes’.

Robert Downey Jr has also been confirmed to reprise the titular character. Whilst it hasn’t been confirmed whether Jude Law will be returning as Doctor Watson, it is expected.

Sources say Warner Bros. had always planned on making a third film. However, Downey’s busy schedule as Iron Man prevented any new filming for the series.

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Fletcher takes over the reins from Ritchie who had been in the driving seat for the 2009 outing and its follow-up ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ in 2011. Both were a massive hit, with the first grossing $524 million globally and the second bringing in $545.4 million worldwide.

Chris Brancato is penning the script, while Susan Downey, Joel Silver, Dan Lin and Lionel Wigram are producing.
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Dexter Fletcher to direct Sherlock Holmes 3 with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law

Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. has enlisted Dexter Fletcher to succeed Guy Ritchie in the director’s chair for Sherlock Holmes 3.

The film will see Robert Downey Jr. reprising the role of the world’s greatest detective, with Jude Law also expected to return as Dr. John Watson. Chris Brancato is writing the script for the threequel, while Susan Downey, Joel Silver, Dan Lin and Lionel Wigram are on board to produce.

The first Sherlock Holmes grossed $524 million back in 2009, with its follow-up Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows topping that two years later with $545 million. Warner Bros. has been actively looking to get a third instalment off the ground for several years now, although Downey’s commitments to the Marvel Cinematic Universe have prevented it from happening until this point.

The as-yet-untitled Sherlock Holmes 3 is set for release on December 21st 2021.

The post Dexter Fletcher to direct
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Sherlock Holmes 3 Replaces Guy Ritchie with Rocketman Director

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Sherlock Holmes 3 Replaces Guy Ritchie with Rocketman Director
Sherlock Holmes 3 is moving forward with Dexter Fletcher signing on to direct. The Rocketman director is taking over for Guy Ritchie, and fans should be pretty happy to know there is finally some forward movement with the long awaited sequel.

Guy Ritchie directed the first two installments, starting with 2009's Sherlock Holmes and then 2011's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Sherlock Holmes 3 was originally set to hit theaters in December 2020, but it was revealed earlier this year that the sequel will instead come out in December 2021.

Robert Downey Jr. is returning to star in Sherlock Holmes 3 after spending the last decade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Iron Man. The actor is now finished with the Tony Stark role after Avengers: Endgame and teased he was getting into his Sherlock role last summer. Jude Law is expected to return as Watson, but that has yet to be officially confirmed.
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Dexter Fletcher to Direct ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ at Warner Bros

Dexter Fletcher to Direct ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ at Warner Bros
Dexter Fletcher, who most recently directed “Rocketman,” is attached to direct “Sherlock Holmes 3” at Warner Bros., with Robert Downey Jr. returning to star, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Fletcher takes over for Guy Ritchie, who directed the previous two “Sherlock Holmes” films that starred Downey Jr. and Jude Law, who is also expected to return. Ritchie made the classic detective story a steampunk, action-heavy, quick-witted joy ride, and the films from 2009 and 2011 made well over a $1 billion at the global box office combined.

The third “Sherlock Holmes” film is expected to hit theaters on Dec. 21, 2021 after initially announced to open on Christmas 2020. The gap between films will be 10 years, which was in part due to the scheduling troubles with Downey Jr.’s “Iron Man” and “Avengers” films.

Also Read: Henry Cavill Tapped to Play Sherlock Holmes in 'Enola Holmes'

Chris Brancato is writing
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Dexter Fletcher In Talks To Direct ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ For Warner Bros.

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Deadline has confirmed that Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher is in talks to helm Sherlock Holmes 3 for Warner Bros.

Fletcher finished Bohemian Rhapsody in the wake of director Bryan Singer’s firing from the project, a movie which saw $900M-plus at the global B.O. with four Oscar wins including Rami Malek for best actor. Fletcher’s Rocketman from Paramount/Marv Films about Elton John made its world premiere this summer at the Cannes Film Festival and has made over $175M to date.

We understand that Fletcher’s deal is not completely inked just yet. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are expected to return in their roles of Holmes and Watson.

Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato is credited as screenwriter with Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Dan Lin and Lionel Wigram returning as producers. Village Roadshow is also returning as co-producer.

Guy Ritchie directed the first two Sherlock Holmes movies which
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‘Rocketman’s’ Dexter Fletcher to Direct ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ (Exclusive)

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‘Rocketman’s’ Dexter Fletcher to Direct ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ (Exclusive)
Rocketman” filmmaker Dexter Fletcher has come on board to direct the latest “Sherlock Holmes” film, with Robert Downey Jr. returning to star.

Fletcher is taking over the franchise from Guy Ritchie, who helmed the previous two films: 2009’s “Sherlock Holmes” and its follow-up 2011’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” Both were highly successful, with the first grossing $524 million globally and the second bringing in $545.4 million worldwide.

Sources say Warner Bros. had always planned on making a third film. However, Downey’s busy schedule as Iron Man prevented any new filming for the series. The forthcoming entry of the mystery series is expected to hit theaters on Dec. 21, 2021.

Jude Law is also expected to return as Professor Watson. Chris Brancato is penning the script, while Susan Downey, Joel Silver, Dan Lin and Lionel Wigram are producing. The studio had originally announced that the film would open on Christmas Day of
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Joel Silver Exits Silver Pictures, Hal Sadoff to Run Company

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Joel Silver Exits Silver Pictures, Hal Sadoff to Run Company
Joel Silver has resigned from Silver Pictures, the production outfit he established in 1980, TheWrap has learned. No reason was given for the producer’s exit.

“Joel Silver recently indicated that he intends to leave Silver Pictures and go out on his own. We are working with him to define a productive way forward, given his ongoing contractual obligations to the company,” Silver Pictures CEO Hal Sadoff said in a statement provided to TheWrap. “Meanwhile, we are continuing to move ahead with our slate of exciting projects and have had very positive discussions with our studio partners around town.”

Sadoff, who joined Silver Pictures after leaving ICM in 2012, will run the company following Silver’s exit.

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Joel Silver’s representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

The company has produced the “Lethal Weapon,” “Die Hard,
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Joel Silver Exits Silver Pictures

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Joel Silver Exits Silver Pictures
Top Hollywood producer Joel Silver has exited his production company Silver Pictures, Variety has confirmed.

“Joel Silver recently indicated that he intends to leave Silver Pictures and go out on his own,” Hal Sadoff, a former ICM Partners agent who joined Silver Pictures several years ago as CEO, said in a statement. “We are working with him to define a productive way forward, given his ongoing contractual obligations to the company. Meanwhile, we are continuing to move ahead with our slate of exciting projects and have had very positive discussions with our studio partners around town.”

Silver first founded the prolific film production company in 1980, spawning a number of hit films and television shows including the popular franchises “Lethal Weapon,” “Sherlock Holmes” and “The Matrix” in addition to “Predator,” “Tales From the Crypt,” “V for Vendetta,” “The Book of Eli,” “Veronica Mars,” “House on Haunted Hill,” “Ghost Ship” “Non-Stop” and “The Nice Guys.
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Joel Silver Out At Silver Pictures, CEO Hal Sadoff To Steer Ship

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Joel Silver Out At Silver Pictures, CEO Hal Sadoff To Steer Ship
Exclusive: A shakeup has occurred that leaves Joel Silver exiting Silver Pictures, the production company named for him and which he founded. Silver resigned from the company, sources said. There will likely be more to this, but tonight, when contacted by Hal Sadoff, the former ICM Partners agent who joined Silver several years ago as CEO, said: “Joel Silver recently indicated that he intends to leave Silver Pictures and go out on his own. We are working with him to define a productive way forward, given his ongoing contractual obligations to the company. Meanwhile, we are continuing to move ahead with our slate of exciting projects and have had very positive discussions with our studio partners around town.”

Silver has always been a provocative figure with hits that include the Lethal Weapon, The Matrix and Sherlock Holmes franchises as well as The Book of Eli, RockNRolla, Unknown, Non-Stop and The Nice Guys.
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Joy Fehily Exits Pmk-Bnc

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Joy Fehily is reportedly leaving PR firm Pmk-bnc.

Her previous firm Prime PR was acquired by Pmk-bnc in 2016. Fehily’s partner of that firm, Michael Donkis, will remain at Pmk-bnc, but publicist Cassy Brewer is coming with her.

Fehily will segue to managing client Seth MacFarlane, his production label Fuzzy Door and his charitable foundation. She’ll also be consulting with Pmk-Bnc on 40 accounts that will stay at the agency.

Those clients that Prime PR brought to Pmk-bnc are Robert Downey Jr., producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, scribes Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, Dustin Lance Black, James Gunn, Marti Noxon, Joel Silver and Graham King.

Variety first reported the news.
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Pmk-Bnc Executive Joy Fehily Resigns, Will Consult and Manage Seth MacFarlane (Exclusive)

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Top Hollywood publicist and executive Joy Fehily has resigned from her post at public relations firm Pmk-Bnc, individuals familiar with the move told Variety.

Fehily steps down in the midst of a five-year deal with the show business institution, insiders said, which reps A-list actors and below-the-line talent as well as huge brands like American Express. She will move into a consulting role with as many as 40 accounts that will remain at the agency — and become a manager for longtime client and “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, his production company Fuzzy Door and his charitable foundation.

Fehily, who will remain at the company the company through the end of July, and Pmk-bnc chairman and CEO Cindi Berger confirmed the news but did not comment further.

Fehily and her partner Michael Donkis joined Pmk in 2016, when the publicly traded firm absorbed their company Prime PR. Among the starry clients
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Michael Bay’s Lobo Film Is Still In Development

It’s been a red letter day for Lobo. First came the announcement that Syfy is developing a Krypton spinoff about the Main Man. Hot on the heels of Emmet K. Scanlon’s appearance in the show, the network has vowed to do everything they can to bring the further adventures of the “foul-mouthed, dangerous, irascible, intergalactic bounty hunter” to the small screen. But that’s not all, as we’re also hearing that the long-in-development Lobo feature film might have moved back into development at Warner Bros.

The hint comes via The Hollywood Reporter, who mention that with the spinoff in the works, Warner Bros “is eyeing the big-bad for a feature film” and is “developing Lobo as a possible directing vehicle for Michael Bay.” This tallies with a story we reported on way back in February 2018, in which we learned that Bay had been working with Wonder Woman
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Tony Almost Said F*ck Off Thanos Instead Of I Am Iron Man In Avengers: Endgame

It’s one of those moments that’s already become instantly iconic with fans. In the epic finale of Avengers: Endgame, Thanos boasts “I am inevitable.” In response, Tony Stark looks back at him and says “I am Iron Man,” before snapping his fingers with the Infinity Gauntlet, wiping out Josh Brolin’s villain and his forces and bringing an end to the Infinity Saga.

It’s weird to think, then, that Robert Downey Jr. didn’t want to shoot the scene at first. In fact, it was something added in during reshoots and apparently, the actor wasn’t interested in going to such an emotionally-devastating place again to film it. Thankfully, producer Joel Silver was on hand to convince him otherwise and, well, the rest is history.

But as it turns out, “I am Iron Man” was only one line that writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely came up with for the scene.
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Robert Downey Jr. Shares Bts Photos From Iron Man’s Big Avengers: Endgame Moment

Everything comes to a head in Avengers: Endgame when Iron Man and Thanos have one final face-off on the battlefield. In a mirror of their last confrontation in Avengers: Infinity War, this time Tony has the Infinity Gauntlet and plans to use it to wipe Thanos from existence. The Mad Titan arrogantly claims “I am inevitable.” To which Tony has the perfect reply, saying “I am Iron Man” before snapping his fingers and saving the universe. But at a great cost, as the force ultimately kills him.

It’s a moment that reduced every Marvel fan to an emotional wreck when viewing it for the first time in theaters and now, Robert Downey Jr. has shared a different look at the instantly iconic scene. The actor took to Instagram today to bring us a series of behind-the-scenes shots which capture Tony’s snap. Each picture focuses on three monitors showing Downey against a green screen,
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The Editor of Avengers: Endgame is Responsible for One of the Film's Greatest Lines

I feel like we are in the clear at this point, and also, who is clicking on these articles who hasn’t seen the movie yet? Anyway, if that is you, here’s a spoiler alert warning just in case.

There were absolutely some great and memorable lines in the movie Avengers: Endgame. Funny quips from Tony Stark and Scott Lang, and even the usually serious Captain America. One of the most memorable and touching was the line, “I love you 3,000,” the origin of which you can read about here. But probably the most badass line in the movie was when Thanos said, "I am inevitable,” for like the third time, then looked over to Tony Stark, who had all the stones in his iron glove, and heard Stark say, “And I… am Iron Man.” It brought the whole line of movies right back around to the first film, Iron Man,
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