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Another International Trailer for New 'Halloween' with Jamie Lee Curtis

"An evil like his never stops..." Universal + Cinemex have debuted a short international trailer for the highly anticipated new Halloween movie. This horror sequel brings back Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred in the original 1978 film by John Carpenter as high school student Laurie Strode. Carpenter actually introduces this new trailer alongside of Jamie Lee Curtis, crazy enough. At the helm of this new Halloween movie is filmmaker David Gordon Green, who co-wrote the screenplay with Danny McBride. The cast also includes Judy Greer, Virginia Gardner, Will Patton, Toby Huss, Miles Robbins, Jefferson Hall, Haluk Bilginer, Andi Matichak, with Nick Castle (who also starred in the original 1978 film) as Michael Myers. The early reviews for this film from Tiff were great, so get ready - Michael Myers will be back to haunt cinemas sooner than you know it. Here's the new international trailer (+ extra poster) for David Gordon Green's Halloween, ...
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Halloween review – Jamie Lee Curtis is back! But this time: no tricks or treats

Director David Gordon Green returns us to Haddonfield for a slasher reunion but the much hyped face-off between two old foes is frustratingly routine

In making the decision to carve out a new Halloween timeline – in what’s arguably become the most messily handled franchise in film history – a rather bold reason is required. Pre-publicity assured us that this was the case with Undertow and Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride insisting their follow-up to the 1978 original would justify ignoring the many sequels that have come since. Similarly bold reinventions have paid off handsomely before, like when Ryan Coogler pitched Sylvester Stallone with a fresh way into the Rocky saga and Creed was the niftily conceived, remarkably entertaining result. But a niggling question hangs over the entirety of Halloween H40: why?

Related: The Predator review – Shane Black's zippy revamp offers retro pleasures

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‘Halloween’s Jamie Lee Curtis On Decision To Ignore Narrative Turns Of Prior Franchise Sequels – Toronto Studio

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‘Halloween’s Jamie Lee Curtis On Decision To Ignore Narrative Turns Of Prior Franchise Sequels – Toronto Studio
Tonight in Toronto, Laurie Strode makes a triumphant return to cinemas with David Gordon Green’s Halloween. While the latest installment of John Carpenter’s iconic horror franchise—centering on the murderous, masked Michael Meyers—is the first to hit theaters in over a decade, Green’s contribution to the canon goes back much further than that.

In fact, Green’s Halloween—co-written by regular collaborator (and former college classmate) Danny McBride—looks all the way back to the original 1978 classic, disregarding the plot turns of all subsequent films in the franchise. Interestingly, for scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, this was one of the key conditions for her return to the role that made her a star.

“You have to remember, all of the other storylines were really just inventions of other writers and other directors needing to add on to the story that was told before them, and it just got complicated.
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FandangoNow Offering VOD Binge Bundles (Exclusive)

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A decade or so ago, families used to make a Blockbuster run to pick up several of the latest movies to watch over the course of a weekend. The video store chain is now a distant memory and with its extinction, a way of renting movies has largely disappeared.

That may be changing. FandangoNOW, an on-demand video service, has deals in place with most of the major studios that will allow it to create packages of movie rentals. They’ve labeled the offering “binge bundles,” and describe the service as a way for consumers to watch multiple movies for a lower price. Sony, Paramount, Lionsgate, and Universal are just a few of the companies that are participating in the program. It launches on Labor Day weekend with more than 100 bundles.

The slate features several hit franchises such as a collection for fans of adventures featuring CIA analyst Jack Ryan, as
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‘Dickinson': Jane Krakowski to Join Hailee Steinfeld in Apple Comedy Series

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‘Dickinson': Jane Krakowski to Join Hailee Steinfeld in Apple Comedy Series
Jane Krakowski will co-star alongside Hailee Steinfeld in Apple’s comedy series about famed poet Emily Dickinson.

The “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star will play Mrs. Dickinson, Emily’s mother. Steinfeld steps into the role of the revered poet as she explores the constraints of society, gender and family, and fights to get her voice heard.

“Dickinson” is a comedic series that takes viewers into the world of Emily Dickinson, audaciously exploring the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time, through her imaginative point of view. The series is Emily’s coming-of-age story — one woman’s fight to get her voice heard.

Also Read: Hailee Steinfeld to Play Emily Dickinson in Apple Comedy Series

The series is executive produced by Academy Award-winning Michael Sugar (“Spotlight”) and Ashley Zalta (“Maniac”) for Sugar23 Productions; Alex Goldstone
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‘Arizona’ Star Danny McBride on the Joys of Creating a Desert Bloodbath With Your Best Friends

‘Arizona’ Star Danny McBride on the Joys of Creating a Desert Bloodbath With Your Best Friends
“Arizona” is a pitch-black comedy that is the perfect antidote to late-summer box office slog: an unpredictable and nasty slice of life set in a nearly desolate Harding, Arizona, it concerns desperate people on the verge of losing their homes thanks to the housing bubble collapse of 2009. What starts as a quirky caper about Sonny (Danny McBride) trying to cover up an accidental murder soon descends into a bloody mess. Sonny quickly gets in too deep as he kidnaps Cassie (Rosemarie DeWitt), who witnesses the death, and tangles with host of other oddballs, played by comedy ringers such as Luke Wilson, David Alan Grier, and Kaitlin Olson. Despite a rising body count thanks to an unhinged Sonny, McBride was inspired to take on a challenging role, and achieved the perfect tone thanks to the help of some trusted collaborators.

Finding the humanity in a character like Sonny was a priority,
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Danny McBride’s Hopeful That Halloween Won’t Ruin Too Many Childhoods

On October 19th, a Blumhouse horror movie hits theaters.

But not just any Blumhouse gig; the long-in-development Halloween sequel from David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, who have approached their 2018 feature film from a very specific angle. Which is to say that they’ve ignored all Halloween sequels in favor of the original John Carpenter classic – a classic that is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary in style.

That said, handling such a revered IP comes with a particular set of expectations, and McBride even admitted to IndieWire that he’s now beginning to feel a little nervous about Halloween‘s impending release.

In this day and age, Hollywood is tapping into so many beloved franchises that it seems like any time anything comes out there’s the contingency of people that are stoked, and the contingency of people that are fucking pissed off and saying you ruined their childhood somehow.
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Danny McBride Hopes Halloween Doesn't Ruin Too Many Childhoods

Danny McBride Hopes Halloween Doesn't Ruin Too Many Childhoods
Danny McBride is hopeful that he and his fellow writers didn't ruin too many childhoods with the upcoming Halloween. McBride is primarily known for his exploits in comedy, but the actor has been breaking into genre stuff as of late. With Halloween, he's taken on an important role behind the scenes as co-writer of the script, alongside his frequent collaborate David Gordon Green. They've made some bold decisions with the movie, which he hopes won't result in a lot of pissed off, nostalgic horror fans.

During a recent interview, Danny McBride talked a bit about what they hope to accomplish with Halloween 2018 and the fact that Hollywood is very franchise-happy right now. With so many sequels, reboots and things of that nature happening currently, McBride is very aware that tends to create a divide amongst moviegoers. Here's what he had to say about it.

"In this day and age, Hollywood
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Danny McBride talks fan expectations for his Halloween sequel

With Hollywood constantly looking to mine the barrel marked ‘nostalgia’, usually with little consideration for the franchise legacy or the legions of fans, Danny McBride has been speaking to IndieWire about potential reactions to his forthcoming Halloween sequel, which he co-wrote with Jeff Fradley.

Halloween, which will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, is directed by the genre hopping David Gordon Green, the filmmaker behind Pineapple Express and Prince Avalanche, and it’s about him that McBride effuses most:-

“In this day and age, Hollywood is tapping into so many beloved franchises that it seems like any time anything comes out there’s the contingency of people that are stoked, and the contingency of people that are fucking pissed off and saying you ruined their childhood somehow.”

“I hope this thing tips more into the world of people liking it. I hope we don’t ruin too many childhoods.
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‘Halloween’ Co-Writer Danny McBride Says He Doesn’t Want To “Ruin Too Many Childhoods” With New Sequel

With every revival, remake, or reboot of a major franchise, you can expect that there will be a selection of die-hard fans that will cry, “No, not [insert favorite franchise]! They can’t do that!” And then you’ll get the hyperbolic statements saying that so-and-so filmmaker has “ruined my childhood.” Or some such nonsense.

This fact is not lost on Danny McBride. The actor, best known for his roles in “Eastbound & Down,” “Vice Principals,” “Pineapple Express,” and “This is the End,” is taking a role behind-the-scenes of the upcoming “Halloween” reboot/sequel.

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‘Halloween’ Co-Writer Danny McBride on the New Sequel: ‘I Hope We Don’t Ruin Too Many Childhoods’

‘Halloween’ Co-Writer Danny McBride on the New Sequel: ‘I Hope We Don’t Ruin Too Many Childhoods’
The upcoming “Halloween” sequel contains several bold choices, starting with director David Gordon Green (best known as the director of “Pineapple Express”), who wrote the script with Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride, both of whom worked with Green on HBO’s “Vice Principals.” The team retconned the series, ignoring everything that happened after the events of the original 1978 film. And McBride, who stars in the upcoming comedy “Arizona,” is a little nervous about the whole thing.

“In this day and age, Hollywood is tapping into so many beloved franchises that it seems like any time anything comes out there’s the contingency of people that are stoked, and the contingency of people that are fucking pissed off and saying you ruined their childhood somehow,” he said.

“I hope this thing tips more into the world of people liking it. I hope we don’t ruin too many childhoods. I think
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14 Blockbusters and Studio Films to See This Season, From ‘Venom’ to ‘Creed 2’ to ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ and Many More

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This week, IndieWire is rolling out our annual fall preview, including the very best indie movies coming out this year, all the awards contenders you need to know about, and even some blockbuster fare that will please the most discerning viewers. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer. Be sure to check out our list of indie gems and festival favorites to see this season, too.

A Simple Favor” (September 14)

Paul Feig has spent much of this decade directing films written by and starring women. Yet “A Simple Favor,” his latest example, hinges on more danger and intrigue than his signature comedies. Oscar and Tony nominee Anna Kendrick portrays Stephanie, a “mommy blogger” who idolizes, then befriends fellow parent Emily (Blake Lively), her glamorous, nonchalant opposite. Emily goes Mia after asking Stephanie to retrieve her son from school. Police locate what
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Arizona Trailer Turns Danny McBride Into a Bloodthirsty Maniac

Arizona Trailer Turns Danny McBride Into a Bloodthirsty Maniac
The first trailer for Arizona has arrived. Danny McBride is primarily known for his comedy exploits in movies like Pineapple Express and on the small screen in shows like Eastbound and Down. However, he's been dipping his toes in the horror genre a bit more in recent years, having starred in Alien: Covenant last year, in addition to co-writing the upcoming Halloween movie. Now, the trailer for Arizona showcases a pretty shocking blend of his unique talents.

Things get dark pretty quickly in the footage. Danny McBride provides some angry voiceover, relating to his frustrations that stemmed from the housing crisis in 2009. He has kidnapped his real estate agent and, as we soon come to realize, his character isn't exactly the most intelligent guy. He's clearly not used to dealing with crimes such as these. Even though much of this is intended to be humorous, it's all very messed up.
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10 Things Seth Rogen Revealed About Pineapple Express

10 Things Seth Rogen Revealed About Pineapple Express
We're big fans of Pineapple Express, the modestly budgeted action comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, which grossed over $100 million in 2008. Conceived by Rogen, his writing partner Evan Goldberg and producer Judd Apatow, Pineapple Express is incredibly quotable and endlessly re-watchable, with a standout supporting turn by Danny McBride. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the stoner classic, Seth took to Twitter and unleashed some Wikipedia-smashing bits of trivia. Here we'll take a look at 10 things Seth Rogen revealed about Pineapple Express.

Crossing Guards

Many filmmakers draw on their real life experience to add authenticity to their productions, whether it's a twist of phrase from a specific region, certain wardrobe choices, the set decoration, or the difference between which weapons a character might use. As Seth explained in the first in his series of Tweets, "In Pineapple Express, me and my co-writer Evan had to roll all the
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‘The Predator’ Is a Gory, R-Rated ‘Monster Squad,’ ‘Halloween’ Is Socially Relevant, and More From Tiff’s Midnight Lineup

‘The Predator’ Is a Gory, R-Rated ‘Monster Squad,’ ‘Halloween’ Is Socially Relevant, and More From Tiff’s Midnight Lineup
The Toronto International Film Festival may be closely aligned with Oscar season, but the Canadian festival entertains a very different crowd after dark. For over 30 years, the Midnight Madness section has premiered a range of legendary genre movies, from “Cabin Fever” to “The Raid,” and garnered a raucous fan base that packs the Ryerson Theatre each year. With a single new title screening across each of the 10 nights, this tightly curated section also provides a slim overview of the many forms that genre filmmaking can take, and the 2018 edition is no exception.

Read More: Tiff Announces Midnight Madness and Documentary Slates, Including ‘Halloween’ and ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ World Premieres

The lineup includes both high-profile studio properties, with Shane Black’s “The Predator” opening the section and David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” premiering there a few nights later, as well as the latest experimental character study from “The Duke of Burgundy” director “In Fabric.
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Judd Apatow Didn't Think Bryan Cranston Was 'Scary Enough' to Play a Drug Dealer

Judd Apatow Didn't Think Bryan Cranston Was 'Scary Enough' to Play a Drug Dealer
Pineapple Express almost cast one of the top drug-dealers in the business—Breaking Bad‘s Walter White.

Judd Apatow revealed that while casting the stoner-comedy, Bryan Cranston was originally considered to play a drug dealer in the film.

In light of the movie’s 10th anniversary, Seth Rogen, who both wrote and starred in Pineapple Express, took to Twitter with a series of behind-the-scenes facts of the film.

I did my 99% of my own stunts in #PineappleExpress, (which might explain all the injuries) including this one: pic.twitter.com/DrV9jF1wIS

— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 6, 2018

We wrote #PineappleExpress express
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‘American Gladiators’ Reboot on the Way, Executive Produced by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

‘American Gladiators’ Reboot on the Way, Executive Produced by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Longtime collaborators Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg have worn a lot of hats over the years. They’ve worked together as co-writers and co-produers on projects like Superbad, Pineapple Express, and Sausage Party, and they both wrote, produced and directed the stellar apocalyptic comedy This Is The End. Lately, the two have been dabbling on television […]

The post ‘American Gladiators’ Reboot on the Way, Executive Produced by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg appeared first on /Film.
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Seth Rogen Shares Pineapple Express 10th Anniversary Secrets

Seth Rogen Shares Pineapple Express 10th Anniversary Secrets
Pineapple Express turns 10-years-old today. The comedy remains one of Seth Rogen's most beloved movies to date and it almost instantly became one of the seminal stoner movies ever made. Seth Rogen decided to honor the movie's anniversary by taking to his Twitter account to reveal a bunch of interesting tidbits and fun facts about it. For starters, when the made the movie, there wasn't actually a strain of weed called Pineapple Express. Here's what he had to say.

"There was No strain of weed called #PineappleExpress when we made the movie. We said 'if one day, people are out there selling weed called Pineapple Express, it worked.'"

It turns out that, despite being primarily a comedy, all of the actions scenes came at a cost to the cast's health. "Throughout the fight scene in Red's house in #PineappleExpress, I broke my finger and Danny McBride got his
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Seth Rogen Shares ‘Pineapple Express’ Facts on Its 10th Anniversary

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Seth Rogen Shares ‘Pineapple Express’ Facts on Its 10th Anniversary
On the 10th anniversary of Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow’s action-comedy film “Pineapple Express,” Rogen took to Twitter to share with his fans some fun facts about the cannabis-packed film’s production. See some of the highlights below.

Rogen and Co-Writer Evan Goldberg Rolled 100 Joints for the Film

According to Rogen’s Twitter account, the 100 or so joints shaped like crosses shown in the movie were all rolled by himself and Goldberg because nobody else on the crew knew how to roll them properly.

In #PineappleExpress, me and my co-writer Evan had to roll all the cross joints needed to film (about 100) ourselves because nobody else on the crew could roll them properly.

— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 6, 2018

The Funny Name James Franco’s Character Called His Low-Quality Marijuana Strains Comes From an FX Supervisor

In the film, James Franco plays a drug dealer named Saul, who calls his cheaper,
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Seth Rogen Tweets ‘Pineapple Express’ Facts on 10-Year Anniversary of Stoner Comedy

Seth Rogen Tweets ‘Pineapple Express’ Facts on 10-Year Anniversary of Stoner Comedy
Seth Rogen blessed “Pineapple Express” fans with an impressive array of “fun facts” about the stoner comedy which celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday.

Rogen, who co-wrote the film, took to Twitter to confirm facts tweeted by fans of the film and to offer his own. For example, the origin of its title.

“There was No strain of weed called #PineappleExpress when we made the movie,” he wrote. “We said ‘if one day, people are out there selling weed called Pineapple Express, it worked.'”

Mission accomplished.

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He said that “Pineapple Express” was actually the name of a Hawaiian weather system — co-writer Evan Goldberg thought it would be a good name for a movie and saved it for the perfect one.

Rogen also revealed that him and co-star James Franco were originally written
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