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‘The Simpsons’: Gal Gadot Plays Herself In Season Premiere Episode ‘Bart’s Not Dead’ — Exclusive First Look

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‘The Simpsons’: Gal Gadot Plays Herself In Season Premiere Episode ‘Bart’s Not Dead’ — Exclusive First Look
The Simpsons” takes on the recent trend of religious films at the box office in the show’s Season 30 premiere, “Bart’s Not Dead.” The episode features several guest vocal stars, including “Wonder Woman’s” Gal Gadot. Scroll down below for a first look at Gadot, playing herself — auditioning for a role in “Bart’s Not Dead,” a religious film being spearhead by Ned Flanders (naturally) and Homer Simpson (really).

In the episode, which premieres Sunday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. Et on Fox, Bart ends up in the hospital after taking a dare and jumping off the Springfield dam. At Homer’s urging, Bart claims he went to Heaven and met Jesus — and that attracts Christian producers to offer the Simpsons a movie deal, which they turn into the religious film “Bart’s Not Dead” (a riff on the real box office hit “God’s Not Dead”). Among the guests on the episode: Emily Deschanel,
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Death in Small Doses

This ’50s drug epic is not about hopheads on dope, but working folk frying their brains on amphetamines. Peter Graves’ undercover narc seeks the source of deadly pills that are wreaking havoc in the trucking industry; the film’s wild card is an unhinged Chuck Connors — yes, that Chuck Connors — as a deranged pill-popper running amuck on the highways. Seat belts recommended.

Death in Small Doses

DVD

The Warner Archive Collection

1957 / B&W / 1:85 enhanced widescreen / 79 min. / Street Date January 8, 2013 / available through the WBshop / 17.99

Starring: Peter Graves, Mala Powers, Chuck Connors, Merry Anders, Roy, Roy Engel, Robert Williams, Harry Lauter, Claire Carleton, John Dierkes, Robert Shayne.

Cinematography: Carl Guthrie

Film Editor: William Austin

Original Music: Robert Wiley Miller, Emil Newman

Written by John McGreevy, from an article by Arthur L. Davis

Produced by Richard V. Heermance

Directed by Joseph M. Newman

The picture that crosses the forbidden territory… of Thrill Pills!
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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956) Limited Edition Olive Signature Blu-ray to be Released on October 16th

Although Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) has been released on Blu-ray before, there were bonus features from a planned 50th anniversary release in 2006 that have never seen the light of the home media market... but that will change soon. On October 16th, Olive Films will release the ’56 adaptation of Jack Finney's classic sci-fi novel like never before on a limited edition Olive Signature Blu-ray that will showcase the never-before-released special features from 2006, including an audio commentary with co-stars Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter, moderated by filmmaker Joe Dante.

Olive Films announced the new Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Blu-ray release on Facebook, and filmmaker Elijah Drenner, who worked on the release, shared an insightful summary of what fans can expect on the Olive Signature edition, which is limited to 5,000 items.

From Elijah Drenner: "On October 16th, Olive Films will finally release what I hope fans will consider the definite
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Bronson Caverns, the Hidden Hollywood Location

Let’s take a trip back to Bronson Caverns, but with new and better photos! Once you visit this hiding-in-plain-sight Hollywood location, you’ll start seeing it every time you tune into an old movie.

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The most frequent ‘unknown’ location in film history?

Part of what was cool about moving to Los Angeles in 1970 was realizing that, since the majority of Hollywood movies were filmed locally, just about every interesting sight in the city has been used as a movie location. You don’t have to be ga-ga about movie stars to see the ‘historicity’ in famous locations, or feel saddened when a special place is torn down. The art deco Pan-Pacific Auditorium was one such example. It featured prominently in the King Bros. movie Suspense (1946) and can be glimpsed briefly in the opening of Steve De Jarnatt’s Miracle Mile (1989), which was filmed just before it burned
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Night Of The Lepus (1972)

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Over the decades creatures both great, small, and in between have been given the horror treatment; from disease ridden rodents to gargantuan lizards (and the occasional chicken), no critter has been pushed aside in the pursuit of onscreen terror. And I mean none. Because in the ‘70s everything was fair game, which is how you end up with Night of the Lepus (1972), a wrongheaded Animals Attack flick that is a lot of fun despite its ludicrous premise. Beware the…rabbits?

Released by MGM in October, Lepus pulled in nearly $4 million against a $900,000 budget, making it a success with crowds while leaving critics foaming at the mouth. Reviews were unkind, to say the least: in fact, the film has the reputation in certain circles as being one of the worst of all time; which is subjective of course, but since it’s my column, I’ll just call that a big ol’ stack of bunny biscuits.
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First Suspiria Clip Takes Improvisation to a Very Scary Place

It's time to improvise freely. There's more than meets the eye inside Madame Blanc's world-renowned dance company in the first scary clip for Suspiria, a remake of Dario Argento's classic 1977 horror thriller. Watch as Dakota Johnson calls an evil spirit forth with her gyrating dance floor moves.

Tilda Swinton stars as Madame Blanc in this terrifying preview, which also features Dakota Johnson as Susie Bannion. Amazon Studios has announced plans to release Suspiria to some lucky fans across the country early. Audiences in New York and Los Angeles will now get to see this scary new take on the cult classic starting October 26, just in time for the Halloween holiday. The rest of the country will have to wait until November 2 to see what director Luca Guadagnino has planned.

From writer David Kajganich, Suspiria also stars Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf, Jessica Harper and Chlo&#235 Grace Moretz. A darkness
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New Suspiria Remake Trailer Is a Terrifying Nightmare of Deadly Witches

This fall brings two remakes of classic horror movies that are sure to please fans of the genre. Suspiria appears to be the classier of the two, with Halloween being a straight up slasher flick. Suspiria appears to be a dark, slow dive into a tortured witches coven that will be filled with true drama and lots of bodily fluids. Today, Amazon has released the official full trailer. And it's a true nightmare.

Tremble, Tremble! The Witches are Back. Following the teaser that arrived a few short weeks ago, this Official Trailer features all-new music by legendary singer/songwriter Thom Yorke of Radiohead fame. Amazon Studios announced along with the trailer that they are bringing Suspiria to fans one week early! Now opening in NY and La theaters October 26, just in time for Halloween. This thrilling terror-filled drama will then expand nationwide November 2. That is, if it doesn't succeed in ferrying your body apart first.
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From ‘A Star is Born’ to ‘The Fly’: IndieWire’s 15 Best Movie Remakes of All Time

From ‘A Star is Born’ to ‘The Fly’: IndieWire’s 15 Best Movie Remakes of All Time
Two of the most highly anticipated films this fall — Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” and Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut “A Star Is Born,” — are remakes of beloved classics, but while there are many remakes, few are great. What determines the difference? IndieWire looked through film history for the keys to successfully retelling and reinventing a film.

Each of the 15 directors featured here, ranging from Alfred Hitchcock to Yasujirō Ozu, found extremely different ways to make the material their own. Some used old stories to reveal something new about the present day; some flipped a premise on its head to create something new; and others used their old films to explore how they had evolved as artists.

15. “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1978)

Sci-fi and horror films are often our best vehicles to getting at the ills underneath a society. Don Siegel’s slick, and at times humorous original, captured the insidious
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The Simpsons does Invasion of the Body Snatchers with Treehouse of Horror Xxix trailer

Fox has released a Comic-Con trailer and poster for The Simpsons’ ‘Treehouse of Horror Xxix’ episode, which in homage to Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, sees a hoard of alien spores raining down upon Springfield, infecting its citizens; watch it here…

“Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu, Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers, Lisa finally snaps, and Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrade.”

The Simpsons season 30 premieres on September 30th, with Treehouse of Horror Xxix set to air on October 21st.

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‘The Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror Xxix’ Trailer: Spores? We Wanted S’mores! – Comic-Con

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As we prepare for Season 30 (!) of Fox’s The Simpsons, Halloween is in the air. But something else is in the air too — something insidious. And life-threatening. And single-celled, asexual and ill-meaning.

Run for your lives! Unless it’s already too late…

Behold the teaser for “Treehouse of Horror Xxix,” the annual creepshow episode that this year “rips off” Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Alien spores are infecting Springfieldians at an alarming rate. Carl and Lenny are attacked. So is Comic Book Guy. And let’s just says Disco Stu’s moves won’t be quite so fluid going forward.

The “Pain-a-Vision”-infused “Intrusion of the Pod-y Switchers” clip screened at Comic-Con today, where the “Treehouse Xxix” key art also debuted. Check out the video above and the poster below — if you dare (insert maniacally evil laughter here).

The usual suspects — Dan Castellanta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria,
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Full Release Details for Scream Factory’s The Unborn (1991) Blu-ray

This August, "having a baby can be a scream" with the new Blu-ray release of The Unborn, and Scream Factory has revealed the full list of special features and technical specs, including a 2K scan and audio commentary with director Rodman Flender and filmmaker Adam Simon:

Press Release: A young woman named Virginia Marshall is desperate to have a child. She joins an experimental in-vitro fertilization trial that succeeds, but something weird is happening to the fetus. She’s impregnated with a new generation of terror! On August 14, 2018, Scream Factory™ is proud to unleash 90’s horror cult classic, The Unborn on Blu-ray. Produced and directed by Rodman Flender (Idle Hands) and written by Henry Dominic (The Game), The Unborn stars Brooke Adams (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Jeff Hayenga (Bones), and James Karen and features early film roles in the careers of Lisa Kudrow and Kathy Griffin. Available for the first time on Blu-ray,
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The Incredible Shrinking Man

The Incredible Shrinking Man

Blu ray – Region Code: B

Arrow Video

1957 / 1.85:1 / Street Date November 13, 2017

Starring Grant Williams, Randy Stuart

Cinematography by Ellis W. Carter

Directed by Jack Arnold

Richard Matheson’s The Shrinking Man debuted in 1956, published by Gold Medal Books in an economical paperback edition with electrifying cover art by Mitchell Hooks.

Disguised as a modest science-fiction potboiler, Matheson’s brainy thriller appeared the same year Look Back in Anger opened at the Royal Court, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit arrived at New York’s Roxy and Howl was unleashed via City Lights in San Francisco. Existential angst was all the rage and The Shrinking Man was its poster boy.

The first hand account of Scott Carey, a well-heeled suburbanite who suddenly finds himself growing smaller and smaller, Matheson’s briskly paced novella charts Carey’s literal and figurative descent as the tokens of his success – home,
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First Poster For The Simpsons’ Next Treehouse Of Horror Special Arrives Early

Even though I’ve been a fan of The Simpsons for more than two decades, I must confess that I’ve somewhat lapsed on the show in the last few seasons. Sure, I stuck it out longer than some other folks, but I eventually had to concede that the A-material is long behind us.

Still, I’ll check out what my favorite animated family is up to from time to time, particularly whenever Halloween rolls around. As per usual, the creative team behind the series will be rolling out “Treehouse of Horrors Xxix” soon enough, and believe it or not, there’s already a poster circulating for it.

Thanks to the folks over at Indie Wire, we’re able to bring you this early look at a piece set to debut at San Diego Comic-Con later this month. Seen below, it gets across the idea that the anthology special will lampoon Jurassic World/Park,
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The Simpsons Travel to a Geriatric Version of ‘Jurassic Park’ in Comic-Con Poster — Exclusive

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The Simpsons Travel to a Geriatric Version of ‘Jurassic Park’ in Comic-Con Poster — Exclusive
For the 29th edition of its annual Halloween-themed “Treehouse of Horror” franchise, “The Simpsons” are taking a trip… to “Jurassic Park.”

Only these dinosaurs are more of the Grandpa Simpson variety. “Geriatric Park” is among the highlights of this year’s “Treehouse of Horror,” as evidenced by a new poster that Fox and “The Simpsons” will pass out at next week’s San Diego Comic-Con. Fox has given IndieWire a first look at the one-sheet — and fans of the show’s annual horror parody won’t be disappointed. Scroll down for a view of this year’s Comic-Con poster, devoted to “Treehouse of Horror Xxix.”

Executive producer Al Jean had earlier hinted on Twitter that the next “Treehouse” edition will satirize “Jurassic Park,” “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “The Three Faces of Eve,” and that appears to be borne out on the poster. Here’s the logline for “Treehouse
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: Band Candy

Invasion of the Body Snatchers, anyone? Imagine if your parents turned into teenagers like they did on Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3 Episode 6. How would they act?!

Joyce, Giles, Principal Snyder, and all the adults in Sunnydale let loose in pure rebellious debauchery. It was funny, chaotic, and a tad strange to see their personalities change. Their comedic performances made this one of the funniest episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer ever.

Let's find out why by rewatching "Band Candy."

Buffy studying for her SATs seems so mundane now looking back after all this time.

We're talking about the girl who will eventually save the world countless times before the series ends. She had bigger issues to deal with, but she obsessed over her Sat scores to get into a good university.

Having the study scene be located in the graveyard offered a clever representation to showcase Buffy's priorities.

Even
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Top 10 Political Zeitgeist Films

When The First Purge dropped its first teaser poster featuring the title emblazoned across a Maga-style red hat, it was evident that the increasing politically charged series was showing no signs of toning it down. Later, when the film’s trailer dropped, with imagery clearly evoking the #BlackLivesMatter protests, our intrigue deepened further.

To celebrate the film’s release on 4th July, here we take a look at a number of other films over the years which have tapped into the contemporary political zeitgeist.

Battleship Potemkin

Many films, whether consciously or unconsciously, reflect the political and cultural discourse of their day, but only Battleship Potemkin can boast being especially commissioned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Russian revolution. Eisenstein’s choice to cast the film predominantly with real people – not huge stars – adds to the authenticity of this film being a triumph of the Russian people and the
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‘Dear White People’ Creator Justin Simien’s New Horror Film Will Be a Tribute to Black Women and Shoot This Summer

‘Dear White People’ Creator Justin Simien’s New Horror Film Will Be a Tribute to Black Women and Shoot This Summer
When Justin Simien was a guest on IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast to talk about Season 2 of his hit Netflix series “Dear White People,” the writer-director-showrunner revealed that before going back to work on Season 3 he will shoot his long-gestating horror film “Bad Hair.” Simien has already started casting and will shoot this summer.

“[‘Bad Hair’] follows a girl from Compton who doesn’t have the right look,” said Simien. “She doesn’t have the right hair, she doesn’t have the right face, she doesn’t have the right skin color. She wants to be a VJ in the late ’80s, early ’90s and she makes a bit of a Faustian bargain with this woman who takes over the network where she’s at and she ends up with this hair, this weave in her head, that may or may not have a mind of its own.”

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Walk of Fame Honoree Jeff Goldblum on ‘Jurassic World’ Return, Favorite Memes

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Walk of Fame Honoree Jeff Goldblum on ‘Jurassic World’ Return, Favorite Memes
Though he’s been working in films since 1974 — when he played Freak #1 in “Death Wish” — and starred in some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, it seems like only recently that the whole world fell for the charms of Jeff Goldblum. Perhaps it’s the abundance of memes that have taken over the internet; asked for his personal favorite and he cites his “Jurassic Park” co-star Sam Neill “putting his cheek next to the giant shirtless Jeff Goldblum and riding the waves of my breath.” It could be the wry, halting delivery that makes him so much fun to imitate. Or the sense of humor he has about his own image, such as gamely reading “thirst tweets” about himself for Buzzfeed.

This golden age has not gone unnoticed by the star himself. “Things seem to be flourishing right now,” he says. “For whatever reason, I seem to be in a growth spurt.
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Scream Factory to Release The Unborn (1991) on Blu-ray This August

Scream Factory is bringing a terrifying trimester to high-def home video with their August release of The Unborn (1991) on Blu-ray.

From Scream Factory: "We're giving "birth" to another retro horror cult classic this Summer as 1991's The Unborn will be making its Blu-ray format debut on August 14th!

A young wife suspects that a mysterious doctor has inseminated her with mutated sperm in an attempt to create a super-human fetus. Unfortunately, there are extreme side-effects. In the vein of It's Alive and Rosemary's Baby, this terrifying chiller also features early film roles in the careers of Lisa Kudrow and Kathy Griffin. From Director Rodman Flender (Idle Hands).

Extras are in progress and will be announced at a later date. Pre-order now The Unborn @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-unborn…"

Non-Blu-ray trailer:

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Film Review: ‘Truth or Dare’

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Film Review: ‘Truth or Dare’
Some horror films deal in torture, some are torture to sit through, and some, like “Truth or Dare,” take off from a premise that is, in a word, tortured. In this decidedly inferior Blumhouse production, a clique of college kids head down to Mexico for spring break. After a week of partying, they’re lured to a crumbling, out-of-the-way church mission, where they’re goaded into playing a midnight game of truth or dare. There are a few weird tensions and omens, but only after they get back do they realize what’s happened: They’ve been followed home by a deadly version of the game. They’re being haunted by the demon spirit of truth or dare. If your reaction to this revelation falls somewhere between “Oh, wow!” and “Huh?,” you’ll be right in sync with audiences for “Truth or Dare,” which is a frantic muddle of a who-will-be-the-next-to-die?
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