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Rob Lowe Is TV’s Next Game Show Host, Signing On to New Fox Competition Series ‘Mental Samurai’

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Rob Lowe Is TV’s Next Game Show Host, Signing On to New Fox Competition Series ‘Mental Samurai’
Rob Lowe is returning to Fox, but in another guise. “The Grinder” star is now giving TV hosting a try with the new Fox competition series “Mental Samurai.”

Lowe is the host and a producer on the series, which comes from “American Ninja Warrior” and “Hell’s Kitchen” producers A. Smith & Co. The series is described as “the first-ever obstacle course… for the mind.”

“Mental Samurai” features contestants as they “battle the boundaries of their minds to answer questions accurately with speed and precision,” according to the official logline. “Not only does the course test their acumen in categories of knowledge, memory, numbers, and sequencing, but players will also have to contend with being transported around the set at high speeds in a specially designed capsule that is capable of rotating 360 degrees.”

The show is one of several competition programs announced Thursday by Fox, also including the game show
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Rob Lowe’s The Bad Seed Lifetime Remake Unveils Trailer and Poster

Rob Lowe’s remake of The Bad Seed co-starring Mckenna Grace will be hitting Lifetime this September, and today we have the remake’s trailer and poster. You can check out the poster to the right and the trailer below! Are you excited for this remake? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you […]

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Village of the Damned (1960)

Inquiring minds want to know — why you’re thinking about a Brick Wall. John Wyndham’s diabolically clever alien invasion fantasy is taken straight from nature: children fathered by who-knows-what are found to possess a hive mentality and brain-powers that we puny Earthlings cannot oppose. Is it simply Us against Them, or was this perhaps a paranoid image of anti-social, dangerous 1950s teens? The CineSavant review is a full essay this time.

Village of the Damned

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1960 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 77 min. / Street Date July 31, 2018 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Martin Stephens, Michael Gwynn,

Laurence Naismith.

Cinematography: Geoffrey Faithfull

Film Editor: Gordon Hales

Special Effects: Tom Howard

Original Music: Ron Goodwin

Written by Stirling Silliphant, Wolf Rilla, Ronald Kinnoch from the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

Produced by Ronald Kinnoch

Directed by Wolf Rilla

These are the eyes that Hypnotize!

The
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Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1970s: Meryl Streep, Maggie Smith, Tatum O’Neal … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1970s: Meryl Streep, Maggie Smith, Tatum O’Neal … ? [Poll]
Much like the Best Actress category, the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the 1970s went to some true living legends. This decade included the youngest acting winner in history, the shortest performance to win an Oscar in history, and the start for a woman who would go on to become the all-time nomination leader. So which Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of the 1970s is your favorite? Look back on each and vote in our poll below.

Helen Hayes, “Airport” (1970)— Hayes won her second Oscar thanks to her role in “Airport” as Ada Quonsett, an older woman who makes a habit of being a stowaway on airplanes. She previously won an Oscar in Best Actress for “The Sin of Madelon Claudet” (1931). Hayes became the first woman to “Egot,” winning the grand slam of major awards: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

SEEJessica Lange (‘Tootsie’) named top Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1980s,
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General Hospital's Temporary Monica, Patty McCormack, Would Love to Stay in Daytime (Exclusive)

When Leslie Charleson had to step down from the role of Monica Quartermaine on General Hospital back in April, her replacement, Patty McCormack, literally started work at the soap’s set the very next day! “It was like jumping into ice water at first,” the veteran star of stage and screen confided to Soaps In Depth. “But my background in theater and live TV kicked in. Everyone’s so supportive and kept saying, ‘You’re very brave.’ So I felt good about it.” McCormack, who is most famous for playing the role of the evil Rhoda Penmark in the classic film The Bad Seed, has actually done this kind of thing before, on the much-missed CBS sudser As The World Turns. “I stepped in for Kathryn Hayes (Kim), who had an incidence of Bell’s palsy,” she explained. “It was way back in the late ‘70s for about three months.
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Netflix Greenlights ‘Christmas In The Wild’ Movie Starring Kristin Davis & Rob Lowe

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I hear Netflix has given the green light to adventure-romance movie Christmas in the Wild. Sex and the City alumna Kristin Davis is in negotiations and Code Black star Rob Lowe is set to headline the movie, which is scheduled to begin filming in Africa in the next few weeks for a premiere during the 2019 holiday season.

Also cast in the movie, written by Neal Dobrofsky and Tippi Dobrofsky (The Wedding March TV movie franchise) and directed by Ernie Barbarash (A Royal Winter), is Lowe’s son John Owen Lowe.

Said to be in the vein of Eat Pray Love, Christmas in the Wild is set against the backdrop of the elephant poaching and conservation battles in the African wilderness. It centers on a woman (Davis) who, after her longtime husband walks out on her just before a family safari, goes anyway. Arriving in Africa she meets a bush pilot
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Hayley Erin Has a Good Reason to Be Excited About New General Hospital Castmate Patty McCormack

While some fans were disappointed that Patty McCormack took over the role of Monica while Leslie Charleson recovers from her injuries, General Hospital star Hayley Erin (Kiki) was thrilled by the temporary recast! “Today, I had the greatest pleasure of my life sharing scenes with the legend herself, Patty McCormack,” Erin gushed on Instagram with a selfie of her and her new castmate on the Gh hospital set. “Her performance as Rhoda in The Bad Seed literally inspired me to become an actor,” Erin revealed. “No joke, when I was little, I’d reenact scenes from the movie for anyone who’d watch. Fyi, she’s the coolest.” The young actress then went on to joke: “Ps, I’m definitely not framing this picture in my house.” Today, I had the greatest pleasure of my life sharing scenes with the legend herself, Patty McCormack. Her performance as Rhoda in The Bad Seed
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That's Patty McCormack Playing Monica Quartermaine on General Hospital While Leslie Charleson Recovers

Ouch! General Hospital veteran actress Leslie Charleson injured her leg in a fall, meaning the role of Monica Quartermaine will need to be temporarily recast while she recovers. “Leslie’s beloved dog, Riley Rose, was a little too eager for her morning walk and tripped Leslie, injuring her leg,” the soap posted on the official Gh Facebook page. “Unfortunately she will need to be replaced in shows already written. We wish her a speedy recovery and all the best.” A beloved veteran of Gh since her debut in 1977, Charleson was naturally inundated with get-well-soon messages from fans. “I’m overwhelmed by all your comments and well wishes since my fall,” the actress tweeted. “I’ll do my best to heal quickly because there’s nothing more I’d like to do than get back on my horse and back in the Quartermaine living room! My love and thanks to you all!
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Patty McCormack to Temporarily Play Monica on 'General Hospital'

Patty McCormack, best known for her starring role in the 1956 film The Bad Seed, will temporarily fill in as General Hospital's Monica Quartermaine while Leslie Charleson recuperates from an injury, according to Soap Opera Digest.

Charleson is being temporarily recast due to a leg injury that she sustained while walking her dog. Gh's official Facebook page posted, “Leslie Charleson’s beloved dog, Riley Rose, was a little too eager for her morning walk and tripped Leslie – injuring her leg. Unfortunately, she will need to be replaced in shows already written. She sends all her love and will be back as soon as she recovers. We wish her a speedy recovery and all the best.”

McCormack previously played Linda Warren on ABC daytime soap opera The Best of Everything, and filled in for Kathryn Hays as Kim on As the World Turns. Expect to see her on Gh in May.
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Lifetime Sets Premiere Date For ‘You’ And ‘The Bad Seed,’ Signs Production Deals With Queen Latifah, Toni Braxton

Ahead of the A+E upfront, Lifetime announced a September 9 premiere date for two high-profile shows: Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble's new drama series You, starring Penn Badgley and guest starring John Stamos, and The Bad Seed from director and star Rob Lowe. The network also announced production deals with Queen Latifah for two new documentary specials and Toni Braxton on a multi-picture deal. It said it has picked up unscripted series Raising Tourette's and Seatbelt Psych…
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You: Penn Badgley Lifetime Drama From Greg Berlanti Gets Premiere Date

You: Penn Badgley Lifetime Drama From Greg Berlanti Gets Premiere Date
Lifetime has set its sights on a late summer start date for You.

The new psychological thriller starring Gossip Girl alum Penn Badgley is set to premiere on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10/9c, the basic cabler has announced.

The 10-episode series follows a bookstore owner named Joe (Badgley), who becomes obsessed with aspiring writer Beck (Once Upon a Time‘s Elizabeth Lail). He soon turns to social media to keep tabs on her and remove any possible obstacles that stand in the way of their romance. Executive producers Greg Berlanti (The Flash) and Sera Gamble (The Magicians) co-wrote the pilot, which
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McKenna Grace Snags Lead in Rob Lowe’s Remake of The Bad Seed

Okay so, evidently Rob Lowe is remaking The Bad Seed. Meh, I’m interested. But wait, evidently it will be a Lifetime original film. Urgh, interest is waning. All jokes aside, I’m intrigued by this remake. Not only is it set to star Rob Lowe, but the man will be directing and executive producing as well. […]

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Mckenna Grace To Play Young Lead In Rob Lowe’s ‘The Bad Seed’ Lifetime Remake, Original’s Patty McCormack To Co-Star

Designated Survivor‘s McKenna Grace, coming off a buzzy performances as a lead in Gifted and as young Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, has been cast as the title character in The Bad Seed, Rob Lowe’s reimagining of the classic 1956 Oscar-nominated psychological horror-thriller film for Lifetime. Patty McCormack, who played the troubled young girl in the original movie, has been tapped for a co-starring role in the remake, starring, directed and executive produced by Lowe. Lowe…
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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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It Came From The Tube: A Little Game (1971)

Creepy kids, am I right? The horror landscape has been littered with them as far back as The Bad Seed (1956). Every once in awhile TV too would trot out the killer tots in hopes of alluring viewers with no-good imps and smiling, murderous waifs. One such early effort is A Little Game (1971), an ABC Movie of the Week thriller that leans heavily on the psychology behind stepparent-child relations.

Originally broadcast on Saturday, October 30th, A Little Game faced off against the Top Ten rated The Mary Tyler Moore Show on CBS and the NBC Saturday Night at the Movies, but held its own due to the already strong ABC brand. The TV movie at this point was a staple of their network, and A Little Game adds the luster it was accumulating.

Let’s open our faux TV Guide and see what mischief the little brat is up to:

A Little Game (Sat,
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Film Casting: Kill Or Be Killed, The Goldfinch, Rob Lowe Directing The Bad Seed Remake, & More

  Kill or Be Killed, The Goldfinch, The Bad Seed, and Other Film Casting News Kill or Be Killed, The Goldfinch, The Bad Seed, and other films have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States and abroad. The castings, screenwriters, [...]

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Rob Lowe set for gender-swapped remake of The Bad Seed

According to Deadline, Rob Lowe has signed on to direct and star in a remake of the Oscar-nominated 1956 psychological horror The Bad Seed, with Lifetime currently in negotiations to secure the rights.

Described as a “reimagining”, the film – which has been scripted by Barbara Marshall (Wish Upon) will see Lowe playing “a father who seems to have everything under control. But when a terrible tragedy takes place at his daughter Emma’s school, he is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his beloved girl. He slowly begins to question if Emma’s exemplary behavior is just a façade and whether she played a role in the horrific incident. When more strange things begin to happen, he’s faced with keeping a terrible secret to protect Emma, but ultimately must stop her from striking again.”

The original 1956 film saw Nancy Kelly playing the mother and Patty McCormack as the daughter,
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Rob Lowe to Star in, Direct Lifetime's Remake of Horror Classic The Bad Seed

Rob Lowe to Star in, Direct Lifetime's Remake of Horror Classic The Bad Seed
Rob Lowe is about to play the father of literally the most evil girl on the planet.

The Parks and Rec and West Wing alum is set to star in a remake of the classic horror film The Bad Seed for Lifetime, according to our sister site Deadline. (Lowe is also attached to direct the project, which isn’t confirmed yet, as Lifetime is still working to acquire the rights.) Lowe will play the dad of Emma, a demonic young girl who he learns is responsible for a terrible tragedy at her school. This version flips the gender of the original film,
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