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Jennifer Beals Seeking SAG-AFTRA Board Seat as Matthew Modine Ally (Exclusive)

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Jennifer Beals Seeking SAG-AFTRA Board Seat as Matthew Modine Ally (Exclusive)
Jennifer Beals is running for a SAG-AFTRA national board seat as a member of presidential candidate Matthew Modine’s progressive Membership First slate.

Beals is best known for starring as Bette Porter on the Showtime series “The L Word” and for her lead role as Alex Owens in the 1983 hit “Flashdance.” She’s starred in the series “The Chicago Code,” “Proof” and “Taken.” Her film credits include “Devil in a Blue Dress,” “The Grudge 2” and “The Book of Eli.”

Election ballots will be mailed to dues-current members on July 29 and will be tabulated on August 28. SAG-aftra represents about 160,000 performers. Turnout is usually between 20% and 30%.

Beals stressed concerns about safety in her candidacy statement, released Friday.

“I’ve been privileged to work in this profession for over 40 years,” said said. “During that time I’ve witnessed the decline of securities provided by our union. I took for granted safety on sets,
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Stephen Susco To Adapt Robert McCammon’s ‘Speaks The Nightbird’ For Potential FX Series

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Exclusive: FX is developing the Robert McCammon horror novel Speaks The Nightbird for a potential series, and Stephen Susco has been set to adapt.

Wolper Organization’s Mark Wolper, Kevin Matusow for The Traveling Picture Show Company, Shay Prentice and Kevin Nicklaus will produce.

The bestseller tells the dark and chilling tale about a witch-hunt in the seventeenth century Carolina colonies. The series centers around the main character Matthew Corbett.

Susco most recently wrote and directed Unfriended: Dark Web for Blumhouse and Universal, a film that premiered at SXSW last year. Susco scripted The Grudge and The Grudge 2, a highly profitable horror series for Sony.

Susco is repped by Verve.
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Lincoln: NBC's Bone Collector TV Series Cast and Details

Joseph Baxter Mar 14, 2019

NBC's Lincoln will adapt The Bone Collector, the 1999 crime thriller based on the novel by Jeffery Deaver.

The Bone Collector is about to be collected by NBC. The Peacock Network is moving forward with a serial television adaptation of the Jeffery Deaver crime novel-turned 1999 movie, which starred Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. However, the small screen adaptation will brandish the title, Lincoln, named after investigator main character Lincoln Rhyme.

Last November, NBC committed to bringing the murky murder mystery of The Bone Collector to television with a premium script – adapting Deaver’s original 1997 novel of the same name – by the duo of VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli. The series – a production of Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television in association with Keshet Studios – will see the scribes joined by executive producers in Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, and Rachel Kaplan.

Directing the Lincoln pilot will be Seth Gordon,
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Sony’s Crackle October Programming Announced

Below is a list of Sony Crackle programming available October 1, 2018 and titles leaving the free streaming network on October 31, 2018.

New Sony Crackle Originals:

SuperMansion – New episodes available October 4 featuring Minnie Driver as a recent addition to the star-studded cast, which includes Bryan Cranston, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Pine, Jillian Bell, Heidi Gardner, Tucker Gilmore and Zeb Wells.

1600 Penn Season 1

227 Season 3

Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Against The Dark

Air

Airplane II: The Sequel

All In The Family Season 5

Anti-Trust

Arena

Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach

Ben Hur

Big Day Season 1

Black Dawn

Boogeyman

Boogeyman 2

Cabin 28

Chappie

Chinatown

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Cold Comes The Night

Commando

Connors’ War

Cross

Detention

Devil In A Blue Dress

Dick

Dominion: Prequel To The Exorcist

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Dragon Wars

Drive

Elektra Luxx

Field Of Dreams

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters II
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Box Office: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Dancing Past ‘Equalizer 2’ to $30 Million-Plus Opening

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Box Office: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Dancing Past ‘Equalizer 2’ to $30 Million-Plus Opening
In true popcorn-season form, it’ll be a battle of the sequels at the domestic box office this weekend.

Universal’s “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is taking a chance at the top spot against fellow newcomers “The Equalizer 2” and “Unfriended: Dark Web.”

The follow-up to 2008’s jukebox musical “Mamma Mia!” is tracking for a three-day tally between $30 million and $36 million when it opens in over 3,200 locations. A $30 million-plus debut would be a jump on its predecessor’s $27 million start. Much like the hit Broadway musical it was based on, “Mamma Mia” became a box office smash, earning $615 million worldwide on a $52 million budget. Though it pocketed an impressive $144 million in North America, “Mamma Mia” found even greater success overseas, where Swedish pop group Abba has a huge following. At the time, it was the highest-grossing film directed by a woman (Phyllida Lloyd), until it was surpassed by
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‘Dark Web: Unfriended’ Trailer: In Hindsight, the Internet May Have Been a Bad Idea — Watch

‘Dark Web: Unfriended’ Trailer: In Hindsight, the Internet May Have Been a Bad Idea — Watch
“Unfriended” only cost $1 million to make and grossed $64 million, which is to say that a sequel was inevitable. Blumhouse has delivered three years later, with “Unfriended: Dark Web” premiering at South by Southwest a few months back. Watch the found-footage horror film’s first trailer below.

Dark Web” concerns a teenager (Colin Woodell) who learns that his new laptop may have been stolen — and that its previous owner is watching his every move. In his SXSW review, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote that the film — which, like its predecessor, takes place entirely on a desktop computer — “manages to turn the same gimmick into another jittery ride” and predicted that more “desktop thrillers” will be arriving soon.

Stephen Susco makes his directorial debut with the film after priving his horror bona fides by writing “The Grudge,” “The Grudge 2,” and “Texas Chainsaw 3D.” Betty Gabriel of “Get Out” and Rebecca Rittenhouse
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The Grudge Reboot Scares Up Summer 2019 Release Date

The Grudge reboot has locked down a 2019 summer release date. Sony is currently hoping to get in on the good days that horror has been enjoying at the box office in recent years by revisiting something that has done well for them in the past. They're currently getting the pieces in place so their reboot of The Grudge can get underway. It's apparently going well, as the studio has locked down an August release date for next year, putting it at the tail end of the summer movie season.

Sony will release The Grudge on August 16 of next year. Currently, the only other major release coming that day is from Universal in the form of an untitled event movie. It's possible that whatever this event movie is, or was going to be, Universal may end up moving it since it hasn't been announced yet. Or, since event implies some sort of blockbuster affair,
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The Grudge Reboot Gets Insidious Icon Lin Shaye

The Grudge Reboot Gets Insidious Icon Lin Shaye
Lin Shaye, best known for her work in the Insidious franchise, has joined the upcoming reboot of The Grudge. Sony is getting ready to head into production on a new version of The Grudge, which originally debuted for American audiences in 2004. The remake has been in the works for a while now, but seems to be coming together rather quickly and is starting to take shape. Shaye, the latest addition to the cast, is another modern horror icon who has boarded this increasingly intriguing "reimagining" of the supernatural tale.

Recently, it was announced that Andrea Riseborough and Demian Bichir will star in this new take on The Grudge, alongside John Cho. Bichir has become something of a staple in modern horror offerings himself, having starred in Alien: Covenant last year, and also set to feature in the upcoming Conjuring spin-off The Nun. With the addition of Lin Shaye, who has
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Grudge Reboot Gets Alien: Covenant Star Demian Bichir

Sony Pictures has brought on Demi&#225n Bichir and Andrea Riseborough to star in their reboot of The Grudge. While there are no character details released thus far for this reboot, this report does reveal that Sony plans on going into production this May. The studio hasn't issued a release date quite yet, but the project seems to be moving forward quickly, so there may be more casting announcements coming soon. Here's what producer Sam Raimi, who produced Sony's 2004 American remake of The Grudge and its 2006 sequel The Grudge 2, had to say about this new project.

"We are so excited about this new adaptation. We went back to the original source material to deliver a relentless supernatural thrill ride that explores the horrors of American suburbia."

Sony's 2004 The Grudge movie was based on the 2002 Japanese horror hit Ju-On: The Grudge, written and directed by Takashi Shimizu, who would also
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‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ Review: Another Blumhouse Desktop Thriller, and the Internet Is Still Pretty Evil — SXSW 2018

A classic horror trope: Secure, private spaces can be infiltrated by dreadful forces and when danger lurks in showers, bedrooms, and suburban neighborhoods, nothing’s really safe. Filmmakers inevitably came for the computer screen and that was 2014’s “Unfriended,” a new-age found-footage horror movie unfolding exclusively on a desktop screen. The unexpected commercial hit found a group of friends dealing with a ghostly threat over frantic Skype conversations and Facebook chats, reinventing old chills for the social media age. Made on the cheap and plugged into a millennial vernacular, it was only a matter of time before there was a sequel.

See More:‘A Quiet Place’ Review: John Krasinki’s Monster Movie is a Riveting, Near-Silent Thriller — SXSW 2018

With the Blumhouse-branded “Unfriended: Dark Web” (previously titled “Unfriended: Game Night,” until that became the title of a studio comedy), the new screen-based chiller trades the earlier entry’s supernatural component for
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The Grudge Reboot Gets Eyes of My Mother Director

The Grudge Reboot Gets Eyes of My Mother Director
Nearly six years after The Grudge reboot was first announced by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures, a director has finally been found. Filmmaker Nicolas Pesce, whose critically-acclaimed directorial debut The Eyes Of My Mother debuted at Sundance last year, has signed on to direct The Grudge reboot, and rewrite the script. While no production schedule or release date has been announced yet, it seems this horror reboot is finally moving forward in the right direction, after years of languishing in development hell.

Deadline reports that Nicolas Pesce will rewrite the existing script, which was first worked on by Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train), who came aboard to write the script in 2014. No details have been given about the existing script, or Nicolas Pesce's new vision for the project, or how it may diverge from the original Japanese movie, or the American remake. The original Japanese movie, Ju-on: The Grudge
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Stephen Susco Adapting Hot Thriller ‘Rattle’ For Archery Pictures

Exclusive: Stephen Susco, the writer behind hit thrillers The Grudge and The Grudge 2, has been set to adapt Fiona Cummins' upcoming debut novel Rattle for television. Kris Thykier's Archery Pictures acquired rights to the former Daily Mirror showbiz reporter's first book in 2015, beating off fierce competition after it caused a stir when it was introduced at book fairs that year. Dark and compelling, Rattle is about a sinister bone collector who has a macabre obsession…
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DVD Review – Lights Out (2016)

Lights Out, 2016.

Directed by David F. Sandberg.

Starring Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Billy Burke, Alexander Dipersia, Lotta Losten, Alicia Vela-Bailey and Andi Osho.

Synopsis:

A young boy is haunted by the malevolent spirit that drove his older sister away, forcing her to return home and help save her brother.

Based on a popular YouTube short film that appeared a few years ago, Lights Out is David F. Sandberg’s debut full-length movie and shows that the filmmaker may be a future genre name to watch as he clearly has a grasp of what makes us (or the young versions of us) scared once the lights go out. Of course, it helps that The Conjuring/Insidious mastermind James Wan is on board as a producer and you can see his fingerprints over a lot of the movie, especially in the framing, use of lighting and the jump scares. However,
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Movies on TV tonight – The Grudge 2, The Mummy and Skeleton Key

There are a couple of classic horrors on this evening with The Grudge 2 and Skelton Key, plus some more lighthearted flicks. The Skeleton Key is on Starz at 9.15 Pm and follows a nurse who is caring for a elderly stroke patient. However, there is more the victim and the mansion they live in than meets the eye, a creepy twist that will send a shiver down your spine. Syfy is airing The Grudge 2 and The Grudge 3 tonight, starts off at 8Pm…you won’t be safe, not even under the covers. On a lighter note you can catch...read more
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'Lights Out' Trailer Will Have You Scared of the Dark

'Lights Out' Trailer Will Have You Scared of the Dark
From producer James Wan comes a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark. When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn't real when the lights went out...And now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety.

A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger...Once the lights go out. James Wan was just at WonderCon in Los Angeles, where he debuted the first trailer for the new horror experience Lights Out!

David F. Sandberg directs Lights Out, which is coming to theaters this summer from New Line Cinema. He
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Watch: First Trailer For 'Misconduct' Starring Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, Alice Eve, And More

Shintaro Shimosawa, the producer of "The Grudge" and "The Grudge 2" and TV shows "The Following" and "Intelligence," has ventured behind the camera to make his directorial debut. The upside is that he has a helluva cast to work with. The downside is that the result is "Misconduct." Read More: The Curse Continues: 'The Grudge Gets Rebooted By Sam Raimi  Starring Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, Alice Eve and Julia Stiles, what starts out looking like a John Grisham-y legal thriller turns into a soap opera style tale of blackmail, deception, and a man accused of a crime he didn't commit. It looks pretty low grade all around, but hey, if Pacino can score a Golden Globe nomination for "Danny Collins," anything is possible. "Misconduct" will arrive in 2016. Watch below.
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Teresa Palmer Will Be Lights Out For James Wan-Produced Horror

The prolific Teresa Palmer, who has six films in the can readying for release (including John Hillcoat crime drama Triple 9 and Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups), just signed on for the James Wan-produced horror pic Lights Out.

In a return to the horror genre, where she first made an impression in 2006’s The Grudge 2, Palmer will topline as an imperilled mother. Gabriel Bateman (CBS’ Stalker) was previously announced to be taking on the role of the young son in a family haunted by a supernatural entity that can only be seen in the dark. With everyone at risk, one family member is forced to battle the evil spirit head on.

David F. Sandberg will make his directorial debut on the pic, adapting his terrifying short of the same name. Lawrence Grey and Eric A. Heisserer are attached as producers, with Heisserer scripting an expansion of Sandberg’s story.
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Win Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf On Blu-ray From Synapse Films And TwitchFilm

In celebration of the long awaited Blu-ray release of Kurando Mitsutake's Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf, Synapse Films and TwitchFilm are happy to announce that we have 5 copies of the Blu-ray disc to give away to lucky readers like you. Mitsutake's Far East take on the Spaghetti Western is a really fun genre blend that you'll definitely want to check out!"This is the ultimate genre picture! God bless the bloody samurai USA! We haven't seen a samurai like this for a long time on the silver screen. Watch it now, or you'll miss out on a major resurrection." - Takashi Shimizu (Director, The Grudge, The Grudge 2, Marebito) After losing his eyesight, his wife, and his daughter at the hands of a deranged psychopath,...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Skating To New York Blu-ray

Have you heard about this new movie about five Canadian youngsters who embark on an adventure involving walking across a frozen Lake Ontario from their dead-end Canadian town to New York State? It’s called Skating To New York, and We Are Movie Geeks wants to give you the Blu-ray.

From the creators of 8 Seconds, Mr. Baseball and Pain and Gain comes the contemporary coming-of-age adventure Skating To New York, debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD Feb. 17 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Five teenage boys leave their small Canadian town behind and risk skating across Lake Ontario to New York on the coldest day of the year. The story of home and friendship, leadership and facing up to danger, about growing up and never giving up stars Connor Jessup (“Falling Skies”), Gage Munroe (Immortals), Wesley Morgan (Kick Ass 2), Matthew Knight (The Grudge 2), Dylan Everett (“Degrassi”), Michelle Nolden (“Nikita”) and Jason Gedrick
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Warm Bodies (2013) Review

By Jennica Lynn Johnson

MoreHorror.com

After seeing the trailer for Warm Bodies (2013), I made a mental note to steer clear of it in movie theaters. Zombies-- although they have had their popularity throughout horror history-- have become significantly trendy within the horror community for the past decade with movies such as 28 Weeks Later (2007), Zombieland (2009), and Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012). By the time the third season of The Walking Dead aired in 2012, it was clear that the end of the current zombie craze could be upon us. I suspected that Warm Bodies would be the last nail in the coffin of what started out as a delightfully gory ride.

I’m not entirely sure why I expected Warm Bodies to be such a failure. Perhaps I feared that it would be another teen romance movie with just a dash of horror elements. Or maybe I thought the leading lady, Teresa Palmer,
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