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Horror Highlights: Horror Popsicle Pins, Charlie Sheen at Wizard World, The Follower, Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Fest, Sci-Fi-London Film Fest

Horror icons are reimagined as popsicles in Freddy in Space's new enamel pins from Pin & Seller, and we have a look at all six collectibles and their release details in today's second Horror Highlights. We also have news on Charlie Sheen's upcoming appearances at Wizard Worlds in Minneapolis, Des Moines, and Philadelphia, as well as release details for The Follower and lineup info on both the fifth annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival and this year's Sci-Fi-London Film Festival.

Freddy in Space's Horror Popsicle Pins: From Freddy in Space: “Freddy in Space horror popsicle pins are now available through Pin & Seller. Can grab individuals or sets of three!”

Depicting horror icons as popsicles, these handmade enamel pins from Freddy in Space are now available as a set of three for $30.00 or as individual items priced at $12.00 apiece from Pin & Seller on Etsy. To learn more, visit:

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The Follower – Psychological Thriller Available for Digital HD and On Demand, April 18

The Follower, New Indie Film, Starring Erika Christensen, New Face Bethany Lauren James and Val Lauren Psychological Thriller Available for Digital HD and On Demand, April 18 New York, NY – April 12, 2017 – The Follower, a new psychological thriller, will be available for Digital HD and On Demand, April 18, via MarVista Entertainment. …

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Graceland's Serinda Swan Weighs In on Paige Hate, Unsexiest Sex Scene Ever

Graceland's Serinda Swan Weighs In on Paige Hate, Unsexiest Sex Scene Ever
This Thursday on Graceland (USA Network, 10/9c), Paige Arkin will go undercover in a bid to get cozy with wannabe Armenian crime boss Ari’s rival, Toros. Offering Briggs a hand with his op is part of Paige’s “penance” for (very understandably) bungling the team’s recent attempt to gaslight Ari.

RelatedMr. Robot Snags Early Season 2 Renewal at USA Network

Paige of course also has some atoning to do — if only to herself — for her decision to sic murderous Sid Markham on Mike in the Season 2 finale, an impetuous, emotional decision made in the immediate wake of learning that her colleague,
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New Mentalist Season 7,Episode 2 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS dished out the new,official spoilers,synopsis for their upcoming "The Mentalist" episode 2 of season 7. The episode is entitled, "The Greybar Hotel," and it turns out that we're going to Teresa go deep undercover as a prisoner in an attempt to take down a car theft operation, and more. In the new, 2nd episode press release: Lisbon will go undercover as a prison inmate to bust a car theft ring. Press release number 2: Lisbon is going to undercover as a prison inmate in order to get a convict to turn on her boyfriend, who is the leader of a high-end car theft ring. Cheat Tweet: Lisbon’s going to jail (undercover)! How will Jane feel about having a convict 4 a girlfriend? #TheMentalist 12/7 9pm Et/Pt Guest stars feature: Garcelle Beauvais (Danitra Cass), Brit Morgan (Marie), Val Lauren (Cole), Tom Kiesche (Hendricks), Ryan Dorsey
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New NCIS Los Angeles Season 6,Episode 1 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "NCIS: Los Angeles" premiere episode 1 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "Deep Trouble Part 2," and it sounds like things will get extremely intense and dangerous as Sam and Callen get caught up in another life threatening situation trapped on a death-bound submarine, and more! In the new, 1st episode press release: When Callen and Sam are trapped in an armed submarine which terrorists have aimed at an aircraft carrier in San Diego, The NCIS: La team is going to have to find them and prevent the attack. Press release number 2: Callen and Sam will get trapped in an armed submarine that terrorists have aimed to hit an aircraft carrier in San Diego. Meanwhile, Hetty is going to defy orders and forgoes her trip to Washington as the team tries to locate and save Callen and Sam and prevent the terrorist attack.
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New NCIS Los Angeles Season 5,Finale Episode 24 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently,CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "NCIS: Los Angeles" season finale episode 24 of season 5. The episode is entitled, "Deep Trouble," and it sounds like things will get pretty intense and intriguing as Sam and Callen go on the hunt for a cocaine-filled submarine, and more. In the new, 24th finale episode press release: Callen and Sam will search for a missing submarine that the Cartel plans to use to smuggle billions of dollars of cocaine to the United States. Press release number 2: When the NCIS: La team and the DEA uncover the cartel’s plans to slyly transport billions of dollars’ worth of cocaine from Colombia to the United States using a submarine, Callen and Sam are going to have to quickly locate the missing vessel. In the meantime, Hetty is going to get called to Washington in the aftermath of the controversial mission in Afghanistan.
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Maladies | Review

Crazy, Stupid, Art: Carter’s Directorial Debut Less than the Sum of its Parts

Multimedia artist Carter makes his directorial debut with Maladies, an intriguing sounding project that stars James Franco, who collaborated with Carter back in 2008 on an experimental project called Erased James Franco, which, over the course of an hour, sees the actor re-enact scenes from his own filmography as well as a reinterpretation of Julianne Moore’s performance from the Todd Haynes film, Safe (1995). If you think that sounds lofty and ambiguous, then the meta-context attempted in their latest effort feels nearly mainstream in comparison (though, to be clear, sometimes reinterpretation is a euphemism for remake). Borrowing details from the similar events in Franco’s own life as it slips unexplainably between eras and anachronisms, a certain mystique fools us into thinking there’s something of actual substance going on under the vague veneer of mental illness
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Interior. Leather Bar | Review

Exterior. The Heternormative: Franco & Matthews’ Experimental Exercise Takes Temperatures

James Franco, already cementing a reputation as one of the most eclectic and noteworthy cinematic commodities as actor, writer and director, teams up with queer filmmaker Travis Matthews for what has to be one of the most excitingly experimental queer cinematic projects of recent memory, Interior. Leather Bar, a re-imagining of the lost 40 minutes from William Friedkin’s infamous and controversial 1980 film, Cruising. Franco, an oddity for his ability to use fame and notoriety as a way to produce and finance challenging projects and bring them to the befuddled mainstream, manages to make this concoction with Matthews intriguing, but it’s too bad that it ultimately feels like a footnote to a much greater discussion. Conversations and impressions reveal that while surface societal mores have undergone an inherent PC facelift, fear and discomfort with the queer community still runs deep.

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Sal | Review

No Salutation: Franco Resurrects Tragic Mineo to Aimless Effect

Like The Broken Tower, which documents the tragic end of poet Hart Crane, James Franco’s second directorial effort from 2011, Sal, also happens to resurrect an artistic queer figure from the past, this time Oscar-nominated actor Sal Mineo, murdered outside his West Hollywood apartment back in 1976. While the film is finally being granted a theatrical release, Franco has gone on to debut a slew of other directorial efforts, expanding his desire to provoke, titillate and subvert notions of queerness in a broader cultural discourse with items like his co-directed Interior. Leather Bar, and even adapting notable literary works, like Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God. Considering an equally heavy acting schedule, Franco’s output is quantitatively impressive, but quality thus becomes the lack in his exploration of the last hours of the life of Sal Mineo.
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James Franco Looks at Sal Mineo’s Final Day

Behind the scenes on the Sal set with James Franco and Val Lauren

No one has a career quite like James Franco. There are his big screen star turns in films like Milk, Howl or 127 Hours, but he’s just as likely to pop up on television in everything from The Mindy Project to General Hospital. Then there’s his own writing and directing projects such as Interior. Leather Bar. Franco always manages to compel us and keep us interested in what he’s up to, including his latest project.

He may have directed the film Sal a few years ago but it’s only been his busy schedule that has kept it from reaching theaters (and VOD) until now. The film, written by Stacey Miller, chronicles the final day in the life of Sal Mineo, the twice-Academy Award-nominated actor (for Rebel Without A Cause and Exodus) who came out in the 1960s and,
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James Franco talks directing biopic 'Sal' and his upcoming Broadway debut

James Franco talks directing biopic 'Sal' and his upcoming Broadway debut
More than a decade after playing James Dean in the 2001 TV biopic of the actor, ultimate multitasker James Franco went behind the camera to direct Sal, a film depicting the final day in the life of Sal Mineo, Dean’s co-star, two-time Oscar nominee, and openly gay former teen heartthrob who was murdered outside his L.A. home in 1976 at age 37.

Franco pursued the film after reading the 2010 biography of Mineo. Starring Val Lauren as Mineo, Sal was reportedly shot in nine days — “It was shot quickly,” Franco tells EW, adding that he couldn’t remember the exact number — and
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James Franco's Sal Demands Your Attention Even As It Meanders

James Franco's Sal Demands Your Attention Even As It Meanders
Like everything with James Franco's name on it, Sal might stand a little taller in the world if it had been dispatched to us pseudonymously, without expectation — that is, if a film this intimate and meandering might have been picked up for distribution at all without the stamp of its celebrity author. A stubbornly not-bad character study that's moldered on the shelf a few years, Sal purports to examine the final day of Rebel Without a Cause actor Sal Mineo, who was stabbed to death outside his West Hollywood apartment in 1976. As Sal, Val Lauren is a charismatic motormouth, jabbering happily to friends and family about his new play, a gay-themed comedy, opening soon. He swans about a featureless L.A. — the period setting and the micro...
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Interview: Why James Franco Is Restless

James Franco‘s Sal follows actor Sal Mineo’s final hours with a fly-on-the-wall approach. In the film we see the bright young actor, played by Val Lauren, prepping a directorial feature he won’t make any compromises on. After seeing Sal, it’s easy to draw comparisons between Franco and Mineo in that regard. Franco has spent the last few years directing personal projects that are nothing if not uncompromising. Behind the camera, he’s taken on norm-defying adaptations like As I Lay Dying, the experimental recreation of lost scenes from Cruising and a documentary focused on his guest starring appearances on soap opera General Hospital. Those projects, along with Sal, aren’t overtly commercial endeavors (as you may have noticed), but Franco’s directorial features have certainly found their audience. He works fast, and, as Franco tells us, that work ethic isn’t a matter of simply rushing through project after project. Despite
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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'White House Down' and 'Turbo' Before Disc

Check out what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Before Midnight (romantic drama; Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy; rated R) The Conjuring (horror; Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor; rated R) R.I.P.D. (supernatural comedy; Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Mary-Louise Parker; available before disc and in 2D or 3D; rated PG-13) Sal (biographical drama; Val Lauren, James Franco; available now on Mod before theatrical release; unrated) Girl Most Likely (comedy; Kristen Wiig, Matt Dillon, Darren Criss, Annette...

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James Franco’s “Sal” Trailer Has Arrived: Watch Here!

He’s always up to something awesome, and James Franco is gearing up for the release of his new independent flick “Sal.”

The “127 Hours” hunk wrote, directed, and stars in the low-budget biopic, along with Val Lauren, Jim Parrack, and Trevor Neuhoff.

Scheduled to screen at the Austin Film Festival, “Sal” will hit theaters in limited release on November 1st.

Per the synopsis, “The film chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.”
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Watch: Trailer for James Franco's Sal Mineo Biopic 'Sal'

Watch: Trailer for James Franco's Sal Mineo Biopic 'Sal'
Long after playing the festival circuit in 2011, Tribeca Film has released the trailer for James Franco's directorial effort "Sal" ahead of its Fall debut. The biopic chronicles the final day in the life of actor Sal Mineo (Val Lauren), the 1950s teen idol and Academy Award nominee for his roles in "Rebel Without A Cause" and "Exodus," who found himself no longer the sensation he once was. Franco's films explores the actor's homosexuality and journeys with him as he tries to make his way to become the actor and director he always wanted to be. "Sal" will be available nationwide on VOD and iTunes on October 22  and will open in select theaters beginning on November 1, in Los Angeles at the Sundance Sunset Cinema. Watch the trailer below:
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Trailer for James Franco’s ‘Sal’ Tells the Tragic Story of a Hollywood Rebel

Nicholas Ray’s 1955 drama Rebel Without a Cause may well have launched a lengthy and successful film career for its star James Dean, had Dean not been tragically killed in a car accident a mere month before the release of the movie. It was a death that was felt around the world, but perhaps less well-known is the story of Dean’s co-star, Sal Mineo, who played John “Plato” Crawford in the film and received an Oscar nomination for the role.

Actor/director James Franco played Dean in a 2001 TV movie and returned to similar grounds when he directed his recent biopic Sal, which stars Val Lauren in the title role and tells the story of Mineo’s success in the wake of Rebel Without a Cause, followed by the downturn of his career in the 1960s – around the time that he became one of the first actors to ...

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First Look @ "Sal" Mineo

Sneak Peek footage from director James Franco's "Sal", a biopic of murdered actor Sal Mineo, starring Val Lauren, Franco, Vince Jolivette, Jim Patrick, Trevor Neuhoff, Stacey Miller and Raymond T. Williams:

"...'Sal' chronicles the final day in the life of actor 'Sal Mineo' (Val Lauren), 1950's teen idol and an Academy Award nominee for his roles in 'Rebel Without a Cause' and 'Exodus'. Almost two decades later, Mineo is no longer the marquee sensation he had once been..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Sal"...
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‘Sal’ Trailer: James Franco’s Sal Mineo Biopic Is Artsy or Something

From the mind of our foremost Young Actor Turned Serious Artist James Franco comes the story of another young star who tried to shed his youthful image in Hollywood – Sal Mineo. Franco’s latest directorial venture, the Mineo biopic Sal, focuses on the time after his celebrated turn in Rebel Without a Cause that set him up for a long road of typecasting. Rebel would define Mineo’s (Val Lauren) career, and his struggles to be seen as more than a pretty face, as you can see in the trailer, made his life hellish. Historical spoiler: Mineo’s story ends (and this biopic, likely), with his tragic stabbing in the alley behind his apartment at the premature age of 37. While the source material is compelling, the trailer is just awful. It looks like Franco slapped some 1950s-period accurate clothing on Lauren and his cohorts and then filmed in sketchy areas of La when other people just conveniently
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'Sal' trailer: James Franco made a Sal Mineo biopic

'Sal' trailer: James Franco made a Sal Mineo biopic
Popular actor and supposed director James Franco has a busy release schedule, between his adaptations of Cormac McCarthy and William Faulkner novels and that movie where he fights Jason Statham. And now you can add in Sal, the biopic about Rebel Without a Cause Sal Mineo which Franco made a couple of years ago in the midst of what scholars now refer to as Franco’s Blue Period. The film stars Val Lauren as Mineo and explores the actor’s final hours. It’s available on VOD and iTunes on October 22.
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