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Hush Hush, Hush, Here Comes the Boogeyman… A Worthy “Halloween” Forty Years Later

When it comes to slasher movies, the gold standard is undoubtedly John Carpenter’s Halloween, something other legends and veterans in the scary movie industry openly attest to. Back in 1978, no one could predict that an independent film about a masked serial killer going after babysitters on All Hallow’s Eve would thrust itself into the proverbial stratosphere the way Halloween did and continues to with endless sequels, remakes, comic books, action figures, countless conventions and so on. It’s the franchise that keeps giving. So what better way to celebrate its 40th anniversary than for someone like independent auteur David Gordon Green (from the likes of George Washington and All the Real Girls to Pineapple Express and Stronger) to make a sequel that has some bold ideas about what direction thing should have gone in the first place? It’s a gamble that worked as he’s paid homage
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9 Best Marijuana Moments in Movies, From ‘The Big Lebowski’ to ‘Dazed and Confused’ (Videos)

From Cheech and Chong rocking out in a pot-filled club to The Dude abiding, watch the best marijuana-themed scenes on film.

This nightclub scene from “Up in Smoke” (1978) features Cheech and Chong rocking out to “Earache My Eye” and a roomful of pot smoke.

The Dude crashes his car in “The Big Lebowski” (1998) due to some reckless joint smoking. The beer likely didn’t help either.

The Dude can’t relax with a doobie in the tub. Instead he gets attacked by nihilist-owned ferrets in “The Big Lebowski.”

Review the weed-fueled theory on George Washington’s marijuana use in “Dazed and Confused.” (1993)

“I grew up on Two rivers!” Another fun stoner scene from a Richard Linklater film has college-aged pot smokers testing out telepathy.

Watch Kumar’s extensive weed dream in 2004’s “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.”

Two pot aficionados sample what smells like “God’s vagina” in
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Box Office: ‘Halloween’ to Carve Out Huge $65 Million-Plus Debut

  • Variety
The October box office has been light on the tricks and heavy on the treats.

“Halloween” should keep powering the domestic market as Universal’s R-rated slasher film eyes a massive opening in the $57 million to $65 million range. The studio is cautiously anticipating a $50 million bow, though some industry analysts think it could rocket past $70 million when it debuts in 3,928 theaters. “Halloween” is also releasing in 21 international territories this weekend.

Even the lower part of that range would easily shatter records for the best launch in the “Halloween” franchise. The 2007 reboot holds that distinction now with $26 million. “Halloween” also looks to notch one of the best starts for an R-rated horror film, joining the company of “It” ($123 million), “Hannibal ($58 million), and “The Nun” ($53 million). Given its $10 million production budget, the scary sequel is on track to be hugely profitable.

Forty years after narrowly escaping Michael Myers’ wrath, Jamie Lee Curtis
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Wamg Giveaway – Win Arizona on DVD – Stars Danny McBride

Rlje Films (Nasdaq: Rlje) will release the action/comedy Arizona on DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo on October 16, 2018. From Imperative Entertainment and the producers of “Eastbound & Down” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Arizona was the directorial debut of Jonathan Watson (“Vice Principals,” “Eastbound & Down”), from a script by Luke Del Tredici (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “30 Rock”). The film stars Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, “Vice Principals”), Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land, Rachel Getting Married), Luke Wilson (Old School, The Royal Tenenbaums), Elizabeth Gillies (“Dynasty,” “Victorious”), Kaitlin Olson (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Finding Dory) and David Alan Grier (“In Living Color,” “The Carmichael Show”). Rlje Films will release Arizona on DVD for an Srp of $29.96, Blu-ray for an Srp of $29.97 and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo for an Srp of $35.97.

Now you can own Arizona on DVD. We Are Movie Geeks has 2 copies to give away. All
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Rosie Perez Joins 'Birds of Prey'; Here's What We Know

Margot Robbie will reprise her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn in the upcoming Birds of Prey; she will also serve as a producer. Her character was very much her own woman; smart, strong and sassy, she did whatever she felt was best for herself in any particular moment. So it should be exciting to see her lead the way in a project that's been described as a "girl gang movie." Rosie Perez leads the latest casting news, landing an intriguing role that sounds perfectly suited to her many talents. We have details about that, along with everything else we know, below. Who are the Birds of Prey? In DC Comics, the superhero Black Canary first appeared in 1947. She has often teamed up with other heroic crime fighters through the years...
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Rosie Perez Joins 'Birds of Prey'; Here's What We Know

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Margot Robbie will reprise her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn in the upcoming Birds of Prey; she will also serve as a producer. Her character was very much her own woman; smart, strong and sassy, she did whatever she felt was best for herself in any particular moment. So it should be exciting to see her lead the way in a project that's been described as a "girl gang movie." Rosie Perez leads the latest casting news, landing an intriguing role...

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Rosie Perez Cast as Renee Montoya in Birds of Prey

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The Birds of Prey movie has added another castmember, this one filling the role of Renee Montoya.  Read on to find out why Rosie Perez is the perfect actress to take up the mantle as The Question...

And then there was one.

Warner Bros. has been burning the candle at both ends to create a Birds of Prey movie.  Recently, they hired Jurnee Smollet-Bell (Black Canary) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Huntress) to join Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) in the Cathy Yan-directed film.  According to TheWrap, they've cast their Renee Montoya in the incomparable Rosie Perez.

Per DC Comics wiki, Montoya was a longstanding detective on the Gcpd before being selected by The Question (Vic Sage) to pass on guidance. After his death, Montoya took up the "Question" identity to become his successor. It's also well-known that Montoya is openly gay.  Whether or not that is a plot point in
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Seth Rogen Gets Pickled in Strange New Comedy

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Seth Rogen Gets Pickled in Strange New Comedy
Seth Rogen has lined up his next comedy project and it sounds like something only he could possibly pull off. Rogen and his longtime producing partner Evan Goldberg are in negotiations with Sony to produce the Seth Rogen Pickle Movie, that will see Rogen play a man who is preserved in a pickle barrel for 100 years, only to emerge after a century in the middle of modern day, hipster Brooklyn, New York. Yes, really.

The untitled is based on the novella Sell Out, published by The New Yorker in 2013. The story sees a young man by the name of Herschel Greenbaum, who works at a pickle factory in the early 1900s. One day he falls into a factory pickle barrel and, as stated previously, he reemerges 100 years later in Brooklyn. It's a very bizarre play on the whole man out of time/fish out of water story. The real twist
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Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Eyes Scary-Good $50 Million Opening

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Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Eyes Scary-Good $50 Million Opening
Forty years after narrowly escaping Michael Myers wrath, Laurie Strode is heading back to theaters to face off against the creepy masked murderer once again.

Universal’s R-rated slasher, which was produced by Blumhouse and Miramax, is eyeing a start around $45 million when it opens on Oct. 19, though that number could shoot even higher as buzz builds around the spooky sequel. Some estimates show it could make over $55 million during the three-day period. That would be massively successful given that it was made for just $10 million. It would also rank as a series-best launch for the “Halloween” franchise. The 2007 “Halloween” reboot has the biggest debut to date with $26 million.

Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role for the fourth time as Laurie Strode, the former babysitter who is now a grandmother. Nick Castle also returns as Michael Myers, the deranged serial killer who readies for a final showdown with Strode on Halloween night.
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Look Back at Michael Myer's 'Halloween' Legacy in a Final Retro Trailer

"You don't believe he's the boogeyman?" "No." "Well, you should." Universal has released a final retro-style trailer looking back at the Halloween legacy and this masked murderer Michael Myers. This horror sequel brings back Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred in the original 1978 film as high school student Laurie Strode. 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. This sequel just premiered at Fantastic Fest this weekend. Our own Jeremy Kirk wrote in his review that, "in many ways, subtle and direct, Halloween is the horror film 2018 needs most of all." Dive in. Here's the retro "heritage" trailer (+ fan art posters) for David Gordon Green's ...
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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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