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Kevin James Signs With UTA

Comedian and actor Kevin James has signed with UTA.

James most recently was seen in his Netflix stand-up special Never Don’t Give Up, which he also wrote and executive produced. On the television side, James is known for his starring role on Kevin Can Wait, which ran for two seasons on CBS, as well as hit comedy series The King of Queens, which he helmed for nine seasons. The long-running CBS comedy which successfully runs in syndication, was executive produced by James and earned him an Emmy nomination for his role.

On the film side, James has produced, co-written and starred in films including Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Zookeeper and Here Comes The Boom. He made his feature debut in Hitch opposite Will Smith and has starred alongside Adam Sandler in Pixels, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2 and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.
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Review: The House With A Clock In Its Walls Was Delightful Family Horror Movie Fun

I'm not the biggest fan of director Eli Roth. Cabin Fever was a decent film but I haven't really cared for anything else that he's done, especially the Hostel films. The guy is mostly known for his style of hardcore horror and torture porn, so it was shocking to see that he was going to be directing a family horror movie for Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment called The House With a Clock In Its Walls. I was even more shocked by the fact that I actually enjoyed the movie!

Look, The House With a Clock In Its Walls was far from perfect, and there were certain aspects that bugged me about it, but for the most part, it was an enjoyable movie! I'd even go as far to say that it's my favorite Eli Roth film and probably one of the better movies he's made. Remember, this is coming
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Review: The House With A Clock In Its Walls is an Absolutely Delightful Adaptation

With his adaptation of John Bellairs' The House with a Clock in Its Walls, veteran horror filmmaker Eli Roth ventures into family-friendly fantasy territory, delivering up his most confidently helmed and all-around entertaining project to date (albeit comparing his latest to his previous films does seem a bit odd). Anchored by a trio of outstanding performances from Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Owen Vaccaro, The House with a Clock in Its Walls conjures up a bevy of kid-appropriate frights and has the good sense to cast Kyle MacLachlan as its villain to boot, making for a delightful kickoff to the Halloween season for all the pint-sized fans out there.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls follows a 10-year-old orphan named Lewis Barnavelt (Vaccaro), who is invited to go live with his estranged uncle Jonathan (Black) after a tragic accident claims his parents, and he comes to realize
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Time to Get Spooky! Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween Schedule Is Here

Time to Get Spooky! Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween Schedule Is Here
For Halloween-lovers, this is the most wonderful time of the year: Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween schedule has finally arrived! The network bumped up its spooky and spectacular lineup from 13 days to a whopping 31 and includes seasonal favorites like The Addams Family, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Monster House. As usual, there are a few Disney classics in the mix, and the whole thing concludes with a Hocus Pocus marathon! Pour yourself some cider, set your DVR, and be ready to get cozy.

Related: The 25 Scariest Movies on Netflix Right Now Monday, October 1

5 p.m. - ParaNorman

7:10 p.m. - The Nightmare Before Christmas

8:50 p.m. - Hocus Pocus

12 a.m. - ParaNorman

Tuesday, October 2

5 p.m. - The Nightmare Before Christmas

6 p.m. - Hocus Pocus

8:30 pm p.m. - Disney Pixar's Monsters University

12 a.m. - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Wednesday, October 3

4 p.m. -
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Creepy New A Simple Favor TV Spots Explore Blake Lively's Dark Side

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Creepy New A Simple Favor TV Spots Explore Blake Lively's Dark Side
While 99% of movie-going horror fans will be flocking to see Shane Black's The Predator when it invades Us theaters on September 14th, there's another promising creeper getting a nationwide release that same day that definitely looks worthy of our collective attentions. Lionsgate is billing A Simple Favor as a thriller, but a couple of new TV spots make it fairly certain it'll drift deep into horror territory. Besides, the boarder between thrillers and horror movies has always been incredibly opaque.

In A Simple Favor, which was directed by Paul Feig, Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) is a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.

Hopefully, A Simple Favor will snap
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Freeform Unveils the 31 Nights of Halloween Lineup — and It Has Lots of Hocus Pocus

Freeform Unveils the 31 Nights of Halloween Lineup — and It Has Lots of Hocus Pocus
Get those pumpkins ready: Halloween is about to last all October long.

Freeform is increasing its Halloween marathon from 13 to 31 days — and the network’s roster of films is sure to have you craving candy corn.

Full of frights, phantoms and fun, the 31 Nights of Halloween lineup includes favorites like The Parent Trap, Monsters University, Maleficent and The Goonies. It all leads up to a Hocus Pocus marathon on Oct. 31.

13 nights wasn’t enough. @31Nights of Halloween begins October 1st. pic.twitter.com/OH9I5yzbxH

— Freeform (@FreeformTV) August 31, 2018

Halloween lovers are already looking forward to the movies. One person tweeted,
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Time to Get Spooky! Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween Schedule Is Here

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For Halloween-lovers, this is the most wonderful time of the year: Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween schedule has finally arrived! The network bumped up its spooky and spectacular lineup from 13 days to a whopping 31 and includes seasonal favorites like The Addams Family, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Monster House. As usual, there are a few Disney classics in the mix, and the whole thing concludes with a Hocus Pocus marathon! Pour yourself some cider, set your DVR, and be ready to get cozy.

Related: The 25 Scariest Movies on Netflix Right Now Monday, October 1

5 p.m. - ParaNorman

7:10 p.m. - The Nightmare Before Christmas

8:50 p.m. - Hocus Pocus

12 a.m. - ParaNorman

Tuesday, October 2

5 p.m. - The Nightmare Before Christmas

6 p.m. - Hocus Pocus

8:30 pm p.m. - Disney Pixar's Monsters University

12 a.m. - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Wednesday, October 3

4 p.m. -
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Blumhouse Podcast Network Launches New Horror RPG Podcast Fear Initiative

Are you feeling nostalgic for Dungeons & Dragons and other role-playing games after watching Stranger Things? Blumhouse Podcast Network has you covered with their recently launched Fear Initiative, a new podcast that follows co-hosts David Ian McKendry, Morgan Peter Brown, Megan Duffy, Josh Forbes, Cara Mandel, Jeff Seidman, Rob Shraub, and Clarke Wolfe as they dive deep into the spooky storylines of their horror RPG adventures.

You can now listen to the first episode of Fear Initiative on the Blumhouse Podcast Network, and be sure to keep an eye (and ear) out for a new episode every Tuesday! For more details, we have the official press release:

Press Release: The studio that brought you Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and Get Out is breaking out 10-sided dice for its newest podcast Fear Initiative. Fear Initiative will be a weekly podcast hosted by Game Master David Ian McKendry. McKendry will take role-players Morgan Peter Brown,
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Denis Akiyama Dies: ‘Pixels’ Actor And Veteran Voice Artist Was 66

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Denis Akiyama Dies: ‘Pixels’ Actor And Veteran Voice Artist Was 66
Updated with corrected photo: Denis Akiyama, the Toronto-born character actor who played the real-life Pac-Man creator in Sony’s Pixels and had a long career that included voicing roles in animated TV series like Sailor Moon, died June 30. He was 66.

Akiyama’s film credits include 1995’s Johnny Mnemonic, 2010’s Repo Men and Resident Evil: Afterlife and 2015’s Pixels in which he played a fictionalized version of Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani in the comedy that starred Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage.

He most recently played Koji Yasuda on Carter, a Canadian comedic crime drama starring Jerry O’Connell. The series was picked up by Wgn America and will premiere in the U.S. next month.

In animation, Akiyama’s credits over a four-decade-long career included voicing Malachite on Sailor Moon and key roles on the likes of X-Men (as Silver Surfer), The Adventures of Tin-Tin, Monster House,
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The Addams Family Animated Movie Slated for October 11th, 2019 Release, Oscar Isaac to Voice Gomez?

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The creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky family is set to return to the big screen in 2019, and it looks like a very popular actor from the new Star Wars movies could be the one to voice Gomez Addams.

According to The Tracking Board, Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina), who is currently enjoying time on the big screen as X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is in discussions to join the cast of the animated The Addams Family movie to voice Gomez Addams, the patriarch of the gothic family that first appeared on TV in the 1960s ABC series (John Astin played the first on-screen version of the iconic comic strip character created by Charles Addams).

On the heels of Isaac's potential casting, Variety reports that MGM has scheduled The Addams Family animated film for an October 11th, 2019 release—the same day that Paramount's Are You Afraid of the Dark?
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Canon Of Film: Toy Story

In this edition of Canon Of Film, we take a look at one of John Lasseter‘s seminal masterpiece– ‘Toy Story‘, in honor of the release of Pixar’s latest,‘Coco’. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

Director: John Lasseter

Screenplay: John Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow from the story by John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Jon Ranft

(In case you haven’t seen it for some reason, here’s the trailer for the film)

It’s been over 20 years since ‘Toy Story‘ was first released. In that time, the landscape of film animation has changed so dramatically that you can separate the time difference as before as after ‘Toy Story.’ At one time, every animated feature release by Disney was a must-see event because: A–they were the results of years of painstaking detail and were made
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Who Goes There Podcast: Douglas Pipes Interview

Alright, jerks! Get those hungry ear holes ready cause Six Demon Gab is back! It’s been a while, so in case you’ve forgotten, Six Demon Gab is an interview driven part of theWho Goes There Podcast. Chris was lucky enough to sit down and chat with the composer of Trick r’ Treat, Krampus, Monster House, and the new […]

The post Who Goes There Podcast: Douglas Pipes Interview appeared first on Dread Central.
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MGM’s CG ‘The Addams Family’ Movie Gets Animated

MGM’s CG ‘The Addams Family’ Movie Gets Animated
MGM’s animated take on The Addams Family, a CG feature film that has been in the works the past four years, is finally ramping up. A week after Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon was set as director, Cinesite Studios has come aboard to provide animation and digital visual effects ad has started production in Vancouver. Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House) penned the script based on the cartoon series, with Matt Lieberman handling revisions. Vernon will also…
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Today in Movie Culture: A History of Werewolves in Movies, How David Fincher Hijacks Your Eyes and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Film History Lesson of the Day: For Fandor, Luis Azevedo looks at the history of werewolves, particularly in movies from Werewolf of London to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:   Movie Trivia of the Day: With Halloween coming up, Screen Rant looks into the dark truth behind the original script for Monster House:   Movie Science of the Day: Why does Captain America's shield bounce? Kyle Hill gives a scientific explanation for Nerdist:   Film Legend of the Day: Wonder Woman goes through the Film Theorists'heavy point-based analysis to determine where it ranks among film legends:   Vintage Image of the...

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Sausage Party director to helm The Addams Family animated movie

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party) has signed on to direct a CG-animated feature film adaptation of The Addams Family for MGM.

The new movie is based upon Charles Addams’ original cartoons in The New Yorker, and has been scripted by Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House).

The Addams Family revolves around the macabre family of Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and Grandmama, who live with butler Lurch, and disembodied hand Thing.

Addams’ original cartoons spawned numerous adaptations, most notably the classic 1960s TV series, as well as the feature films The Addams Family (1991), Addams Family Values (1993) and Addams Family Reunion (1998).
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Fan-Made Poster Imagines Addams Family Reboot With Oscar Isaac And Eva Green

A movie reboot of The Addams Family has long been in the works. For years, the plan was for Tim Burton – natch – to direct a stop-motion film featuring the ooky, kooky brood. However, once he vacated the project back in 2014, things stalled. Word has it, though, that it’s being reignited as a CGI flick from MGM. Conrad Vernon, the co-director of the R-rated Sausage Party, is set to helm, working off a script from Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House).

While that’s all well and good, the internet still has its heart set on a live-action movie. Social media users have even collectively agreed on the perfect actors to resurrect Gomez and Morticia: Oscar Isaac and Eva Green. The idea has been doing the rounds online for a while, but now, Boss Logic has set his digital art skills into imagining what such a film would look like,
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The Addams Family Animated Movie to be Helmed by Sausage Party Co-Director Conrad Vernon

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One creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky family is heading back to the big screen. Following the news this past summer that The Munsters TV series reboot is in the works at NBC, the other gothic family from the ’60s TV era is looking to stake a new claim in the modern age with an animated Addams Family movie that now has a director.

According to THR, Conrad Vernon, the co-director behind the unforgettable R-rated animated comedy (or horror film, depending on how you look at it) Sausage Party, is now set to direct The Addams Family animated film for MGM.

Vernon will work from a screenplay by Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House) with additional work by Matt Lieberman (based on Charles Addams' iconic single-panel comics that first introduced readers to the frightening and fun family that would go on to include husband and wife Gomez and Morticia, their children Wednesday and Pugsley,
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An Addams Family Animated Film is Being Directed By Sausage Party Co-Director

MGM is developing an animated feature film adaptation of The Addams Family and they have hired Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon to helm the film.  I grew up watching The original Addams Family series and I also enjoyed the silly live-action films. I'm a fan of the property and I think there's some great potential for an animated film.

The Addams family was created by The New Yorker by cartoonist Charles Addams and it started out as simple single-panel gag illustrations.

The premise revolved around taking the American family ideal and giving it a morbid and satirical spin. The parents were named Gomez and Morticia, their children named Wednesday and Pugsley. Also in the household were Uncle Fester and Grandmama, plus their imposing butler Lurch. And not to be forgotten: Thing, a disembodied hand, and Cousin Itt, a being covered in long hair.

The script for the film was written by Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride,
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Best CGI Movies: Top 10 Sony Imageworks Visual Effects Movies Ranked

Best CGI Movies: Top 10 Sony Imageworks Visual Effects Movies Ranked
Sony Pictures Imageworks, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is unique in Hollywood as the only studio-run visual effects and animation division. Formed in 1992 (now headquartered in Vancouver), Imageworks alternates between live-action/CG hybrids and animation with its younger sister, Sony Pictures Animation, which was founded in 2002.

Imageworks has won two Oscars (“Spider-Man 2” VFX and “The ChubbChubbs!” animated short) along with an Academy Sci-Tech award this year for an advanced shading program. But Imageworks first cut its teeth on “Speed,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Jumanji,” “Starship Troopers,” and “Contact” before tackling “Stuart Little” in 1999, the first-cg-animated character to star in a live-action feature.

Since then, Imageworks spear-headed performance capture-based virtual production with director Robert Zemeckis (“Polar Express,” “Monster House”), and has continued to work on franchises including “Spider-Man” (“Homecoming” opens this week), “The Smurfs,” and “Hotel Transylvania.”

Here’s our ranking of the 10 best VFX moments from Imageworks:

10. Re-Inventing Invisibility
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Five Nights at Freddy's Movie Coming Soon from Blumhouse?

It looks like, at long last, Five Nights at Freddy's is finally getting the movie adaptation that it deserves. Unlike many other video game adaptations that fans are more trepidatious about, people have been clamoring for a Five Nights at Freddy's movie ever since the game was released back in 2014. Now, creator Scott Cawthon has all but confirmed that the movie is happening at Blumhouse, without actually confirming that it is happening, in a not-so-subtle way.

Scott Cawthon took to Twitter in order to share a photo that almost definitely says a Five Nights at Freddy's movie is happening. He posted a photo that showed a Blumhouse Productions logo on a projection screen with a chair in the foreground that has the name Freddy on it. Again, not what one would call subtle. Not only is this tweet, on its own, very encouraging to those who want to see this
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