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Call Her Chris: How Christine and the Queens Is Shape-Shifting Pop’s Future

Call Her Chris: How Christine and the Queens Is Shape-Shifting Pop’s Future
On a late summer morning, Heloise Letissier — the 30-year-old pansexual pop phenomenon who’s garnered worldwide renown upending gender norms as Christine and the Queens — sits at an outdoor cafe in Manhattan’s East Village, drinking a glass of water. Though she is French, she neither smokes nor drinks, and though it’s barely 10 A.M., she’s already had enough coffee. “It’s my only vice,” she says. Too much and her heart starts to palpitate.

Christine — even her friends call Letissier by her stage name, which she has now shortened,
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Exclusive: Slender Man is Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital This October from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Featuring the modern-day boogeyman for a generation of horror fans, Slender Man is coming home in time for Halloween, as we can exclusively reveal that the horror film based on the viral character created by Victor Surge will be unleashed on Blu-ray and DVD on October 30th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, following an October 19th digital debut. In addition to the movie's Blu-ray and DVD cover art, we've also been provided with the official release details to share with Daily Dead readers!

The Slender Man Blu-ray and DVD releases will each come with featurette “Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast." Below, we have the official press release with full details, as well as a look at the cover art:

Press Release: Culver City, Calif. – Fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles (“The Affair”), Jaz Sinclair (When the Bough Breaks) and Annalise Basso
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'The Nun' Delivers 'Conjuring' Franchise Record, $131 Million Global Debut

'The Nun' Delivers 'Conjuring' Franchise Record, $131 Million Global Debut
Warner Bros. and New Line's The Nun made good on expectations, setting a new franchise opening weekend record (both globally and domestically) and delivering the second largest September opening ever.

Meanwhile, STX's release of Peppermint delivered on expectations, and Mission: Impossible - Fallout became Tom Cruise's highest grossing worldwide release of all-time, topping $725 million globally.

With an estimated $53.5 million, Warner Bros.'s release of New Line's The Nun destroyed the previous franchise opening weekend record set by the very first The Conjuring at $41.8 million.

The debut is also the second largest September opening ever, topping the $48.4 million set by Hotel Transylvania 2 in 2015, while placing well behind the massive, $123.4 million opening for WB's It just last year.

In fact, The Nun's $53.5 million debut is also the second largest opening ever for an R-rated horror film, again placing behind WB's It.

This is the fifth straight weekend Warner Bros.
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Despite the Haters, The Last Jedi Is 2018's Biggest Selling Blu-ray

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Despite the Haters, The Last Jedi Is 2018's Biggest Selling Blu-ray
Despite being the most divisive Star Wars movie in the history of the franchise,The Last Jedi is currently the best-selling Blu-ray of 2018. We're roughly three-quarters of the way through the year and, by a pretty wide margin, director Rian Johnson's entry in a galaxy far, far away is leading the pack with 3.02 million units sold. That means, divisive as it may have been, Lucasfilm is still raking in the dough.

Black Panther comes in at the number two spot with 2.62 million units sold. Though, it's arguable that Black Panther is just as successful, or close to it, as the Marvel Studios release hit Blu-ray in mid-May, whereas The Last Jedi hit shelves back in March. Trailing those two billion dollar blockbuster behemoths is another McU movie in the form of Thor: Ragnarok, with 2.34 million units sold so far in 2018.

The big takeaway here is that Disney is clearly
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Interview: Javier Botet Talks Getting into Character for Mara, Finding Freedom on Two Pigeons, and More

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Arriving in theaters and on VOD this Friday is Clive Tonge’s Mara, a supernatural thriller centered on a paranormal entity of the same name who strikes her victims by utilizing sleep paralysis as a weapon.

Daily Dead recently spoke with Botet about his creative process on Mara, how he approaches collaborating with filmmakers on bringing their visions to life, and he even discussed the freedom he experienced recently on Two Pigeons (aka Freehold), in which he plays a stowaway living inside a guy’s apartment and takes full advantage of his stealthy status, as the makeup-free experience allowed him to really let loose.

So great to speak with you, Javier. In terms of Mara, and maybe this applies to other movies as well, but when you're coming on to do a character like this, what is your process as an actor? Do you work out the physicality before the makeup process,
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Our Thoughts On Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’ And What We Learned At Sdcc

Talk about a town that will give you chills! Welcome to Castle Rock! This is truly the place where nightmares really do come true. The Hulu Original Series “Castle Rock” is a pure psychological thrill ride set within the Stephen King multiverse and we have had the best time delving head first into this series.

While of course we found ourselves desperately searching for each and every little Easter egg that ties the series to King’s massive body of work, we soon realized that this series can very much stand on its’ own creating a new story of its’ very own. Of course there are numerous nods to King’s novels such as “Needful Things”, “Cujo”, “It” “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Shining” to only name a few, but the references are made very subtlety and in quite clever ways.

We are now eight episodes deep in the series
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Fantasia 2018 Review: Cam is the First Real Millennial Horror Film

2018 has been the year of nostalgia horror. Riding on the popularity of Stranger Things and It, we’ve seen films like Ready Player One bank entirely on the audience’s love of pop culture, while the upcoming Suspiria and Halloween movies continue the trend of reviving past successes. One often has to look to film festivals for contemporary narratives. After a year filled with lesser homages to bygone eras, Fantasia Film Festival delivers the twisty digital landscape of Cam, a film that feels like a beacon of genre cinema’s future.

What does this mean, exactly? The film seems like standard fare at first. Screenwriter Isa Mazzei and director Daniel Goldhaber’s opening minutes echo the poppy joviality of Happy Death Day or Better Watch Out—a disarming tactic that prepares the viewer for something more sentimental. Its unique premise sets it apart from the get-go: our millennial protagonist, Alice
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Best Films Adapted From Books

Wonderstruck reveals a tender and nostalgic study of childhood and the unwavering power of imagination. It is based on the best-selling novel by Brian Selznick and tells the story of Ben and Rose – children from two different eras, who secretly wish their lives were different. To celebrate Wonderstruck releasing on Digital Download, DVD and Blu-ray on 30th July, we have looked at other films that have been successfully adapted from best-selling books.

Here are our Top 10 stand-out adaptations (listed in no particular order):

Harry Potter

Written by J. K. Rowling, the immensely popular “Harry Potter” fantasy series won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies – making it the bestselling book series in history. The seven books provided the basis for a film series, with eight “Harry Potter” films released between 2001 and 2011.

The Lord Of The Rings

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien, his best-selling trilogy was adapted into three films:
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"Castle Rock" Cast Members Share Character Connections to the Stephen King Universe

"Castle Rock" stars Bill Skarsgärd, Jane Levy, and Melanie Lynskey have shared clues about their character's connections to the Stephen King Universe.

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock — the setting of several King stories — the drama debuted on Hulu on July 25 and featured several references to the horror author's novels.

Skarsgärd, who played Pennywise the cown in last year's blockbuster horror 'It,' is introduced as a mysterious inmate of Shawshank Prison.

Speaking to IMDb, the actor said: "The show starts with my character being found in this old old tank, in a cage, at a closed off section of the Shawshank penitentiary.

"The character is an original character. Big Stephen King fans might see parallels to some works of Stephen King's."

The prison is, of course, a direct reference to the penitentiary featured in IMDb fan favorite 'The Shawshank Redemption.' What has yet to be revealed is whether casting 'It' star Skarsgärd is mere coincidence or a link back to the demonic clown that has haunted the fictional town in Maine for centuries.

Psychic abilities also feature in the drama — a power displayed in King's "Carrie." Melanie Lynskey, who plays Molly Strand, said: "Molly is a heroine in the great tradition of Stephen King women. She has a very complicated, dark past that she's simultaneously trying to deal with and run from. There's also some kind of psychic ability that she has."

In addition, Jane Levy said of her character: "My character, Jackie, is the town taxi driver. She's also the self-proclaimed historian. She is very into gory details and the legends that she's grown up hearing about."

"Castle Rock" series creator Sam Shaw added: "We tried to imagine this town as an Advent calendar of horror where every window or door you open is a window onto somebody's worst day."

Watch the full interview here

Comic-Con 2018: Show Floor Highlights Include Life-Size Pennywise Bust, General Mills Cereal Monster Tikis, and More!

Every year at Comic-Con, there are plenty of eye-catching collectibles on the show floor for horror fans to check out, including that one head-turner that stops foot traffic and warrants a longer look. This year, that show-stopper is the life-size Pennywise bust from Cinemaquette's booth, but the dancing clown is also accompanied by tons of other horror and sci-fi collectibles that are featured in a new gallery from Daily Dead's time on the show floor during Comic-Con's Preview Night.

In addition to the Pennywise life-size statue, we have up-close looks at a full-body version of Derry's dancing clown from It (2017), as well as a life-size bust of the Amphibian Man from Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water.

If you prefer to spend your spare time in the Black Lodge, Entertainment Earth has plenty of items for Twin Peaks fans to enjoy, as well as tiki mug depictions of
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The Casual Cinecast returns to the McU to review Ant-Man and The Wasp!

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In this episode, Justin, Chris and Mike return to the McU for Ant-Man and The Wasp, starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer! We also discuss everthing we've seen and what been on our mind's since the last epsiode.

The Ant-Man and The Wasp review does contain a spoiler free section, followed by an in-depth review of the movie. However, before we get to the main review, we've got to go over everthing we've been watching. First up, Justin re-watched the super mega-hit, It (2017). Then he continues his trip down memory lane this week with the Ed O'Neill and Rick Moranis classic kids movie, Little Giants (1994). Chris and Mike watched the same two movies this week and decided to give some mini-reviews. First, they discuss Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado, starring Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro and whether or not it holds up the first.
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‘Castle Rock’ Trailer Reveals Stephen King’s Multiverse

After much anticipation, Hulu has finally released a full length trailer for ‘Castle Rock‘. Although we’ve seemingly been hearing about the show for ages, all we really knew about the series was that it would intertwine various stories by acclaimed author Stephen King into a singular narrative. We’ve also seen several teaser trailers for the series, but this full-length trailer offers our first good look at how the narrative will play out is what is being billed as King’s “multiverse”.

The trailer itself is creepy, tense and surprisingly effective. Aside from this, ‘Castle Rock‘ looks to be an absolute easter egg fest. I’m certainly no King aficionado, but apparently the fictional town of Castle Rock has made appearances in a number of the author’s works, including ‘Cujo‘, ‘The Dark Half‘, ‘It‘ as well as numerous short stories like ‘Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption‘. Although
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It Chapter Two Begins Production – Stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy

Back to Derry with these Losers. #ITMovie pic.twitter.com/dvg0fEP9Ts

— It Movie (@ITMovieOfficial) July 2, 2018

Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema’s “It Chapter Two,” director Andy Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive worldwide box office hit “It,” which grossed over $700 million globally. Both redefining and transcending the genre, “It” became part of the cultural zeitgeist as well as the highest grossing horror film of all time.

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “It Chapter Two” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film. Bill Skarsgård returns in the seminal role of Pennywise. James McAvoy stars as Bill, Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain as Beverly, Bill Hader as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa (TV’s “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”) as Mike, Jay Ryan (TV’s “Mary Kills People”) as Ben,
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Production Begins on It: Chapter Two

Production Begins on It: Chapter Two
We've been sharing casting news with Daily Dead readers and now the It sequel is ready to begin filming. Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema announced that production hast started on It Chapter Two in Toronto and they shared the first photo of the new cast together.

"From the Press Release: Burbank, CA, July 2, 2018 – Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema’s “It: Chapter Two,” director Andy Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive worldwide box office hit “It,” which grossed over $700 million globally. Both redefining and transcending the genre, “It” became part of the cultural zeitgeist as well as the highest-grossing horror film of all time.

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “It: Chapter Two” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film. Bill Skarsgård
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Rebecca Ferguson Joins Ewan McGregor in ‘The Shining’ Sequel (Exclusive)

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Rebecca Ferguson Joins Ewan McGregor in ‘The Shining’ Sequel (Exclusive)
Rebecca Ferguson is in negotiations to co-star with Ewan McGregor in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the Stephen King novel “Doctor Sleep,” the sequel to horror classic “The Shining.”

McGregor is on board to star as the adult version of Danny Torrance in the pic. It is unknown who Ferguson will be playing.

Mike Flanagan, who helmed Netflix’s adaptation of the King novella “Gerald’s Game,” is directing. Flanagan’s producing partner, Trevor Macy, will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg.

Warner Bros. had been developing this film, as well as “The Shining” prequel “Overlook Hotel,” for years, but the studio struggled to secure a budget for either movie. Following the success of New Line’s “It,” every studio with any sort of King IP under its roof has fast-tracked each property into pre-production.

Doctor Sleep” begins as Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood.
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Marvel’s Black Panther Sweeps The Board At The 2018 MTV Movie Awards

With seven nominations apiece, Stranger Things and Marvel’s Black Panther were really the titles to beat at last night’s 2018 MTV Movie Awards.

The latter blockbuster walked away with four awards in total: Best Performance (Chadwick Boseman), Best Hero, Best Villain (Michael B. Jordan) and the pick of the bunch, Best Movie, after it saw off strong competition from Avengers: Infinity War, Girls Trip, It, and Wonder Woman to scoop the top prize.

It’s an incredible sweep for the Marvel tentpole, which has since earned $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office. Such a staggering feat has left its core cast utterly speechless, after Michael B. Jordan (Erik “Killmonger” Stevens) took a few moments to thank the audience and MTV for the ways in which they recognized everything that Black Panther has achieved.

It’s incredible when you — when the stereotype used to be people of color couldn’t
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Lady Gaga Makes Surprise Appearance at MTV Awards to Name ‘Black Mother---- Panther’ Best Movie

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Lady Gaga Makes Surprise Appearance at MTV Awards to Name ‘Black Mother---- Panther’ Best Movie
Lady Gaga surprised her little monsters in the audience and around the world with a surprise appearance at the MTV Movie and TV Awards.

While clips played of her documentary Five Foot Two, which won the prize for Best Music Documentary at the award show, Tiffany Haddish handed the singer her golden popcorn statue.

“I love you little monsters so much! And, Happy Pride Month!” she said. “I just have one problem, I recently found out that I am actually five-foot-three and three quarters … I am so, so sorry, but thank you so much.”

Directed by Chris Moukarbel, the Netflix
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Daily Podcast: Lasseter, Star Wars, Looney Tunes, Batman, It, Stranger Things, Arachnophobia and more

Daily Podcast: Lasseter, Star Wars, Looney Tunes, Batman, It, Stranger Things, Arachnophobia and more
On the June 12, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including John Lasseter leaving Disney, the directing credits on Bohemian Rhapsody, a Hulk Hogan vs Gawker movie, seeing Infinity War 43 […]

The post Daily Podcast: Lasseter, Star Wars, Looney Tunes, Batman, It, Stranger Things, Arachnophobia and more appeared first on /Film.
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It 2 Casts Isaiah Mustafa as the Adult Mike Hanlon, The Losers Club Is Complete

It 2 Casts Isaiah Mustafa as the Adult Mike Hanlon, The Losers Club Is Complete
The final member of the adult version of The Losers Club has been cast, with Isaiah Mustafa joining the cast of It: Chapter 2 as the adult version of Mike Hanlon. Chosen Jacobs portrayed Mike Hanlon in last year's blockbuster It, which broke The Exorcist's 44-year record to become the highest-grossing horror movie of all time. Jacobs himself revealed the news on an Instagram post over the weekend, stating, "You're one of us now, Isaiah Mustafa."

The movie will be based on the second half of Stephen King's seminal 1986 novel It. In the book, after The Losers Club defeats Pennywise, they make a blood oath where they all promise to return to their hometown of Derry, Maine, should It ever return. All of the characters ended up moving away from their hometown, with the exception of Mike Hanlon, who stayed in town and became the new Derry librarian. The
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It Sequel to Co-Star Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon

The Losers' Club is now complete, as the final role of the adult versions of the tight-knit group of friends from 2017's It has now been cast.

Variety reports that Isaiah Mustafa will play the adult version of Mike Hanlon in It: Chapter Two. The teenage version of Mike, a homeschooled butcher's assistant, was played by Chosen Jacobs in 2017's It. Mike was played by Marlon Taylor and Tim Reid in the 1990 Stephen King's It miniseries.

Mustafa plays Luke Garroway on Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, and you may also recognize him from the popular Old Spice commercials in the early 2010s.

Set nearly three decades after the 1989 setting of the latest It film and based on the epic 1986 Stephen King novel, the It sequel will begin filming this summer with Andy Muschietti returning as director and Bill Skarsgård reprising his role as the murderous clown Pennywise, one of the
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