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Scares And Frights Await In New Trailer For Down A Dark Hall Starring AnnaSophia Robb And Uma Thurman

Welcome to Blackwood, where lost girls find their way…

From the producers of The Twilight Saga comes the very creepy new trailer and poster for Down A Dark Hall. Turn up the volume – I dare you.

Down A Dark Hall opens in Theaters, On Demand, and On iTunes August 17th.

Kit (AnnaSophia Robb), a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to handle. Once she arrives at Blackwood, Kit encounters eccentric headmistress Madame Duret (Uma Thurman) and meets the school’s only other students, four young women also headed down a troubled path. While exploring the labyrinthine corridors of the school, Kit and her classmates discover that Blackwood Manor hides an age-old secret rooted in the paranormal.

Based on the classic gothic Ya novel of the same name by Lois Duncan – author of “I Know What You Did Last Summer
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Jurassic Games First Clip Release

First Clip From “The Jurassic Games” Check out the first thrilling clip from The Jurassic Games featuring Katie Burgess (‘Joy’), Adam Hampton (‘Anthony Tucker’), Ryan Merriman (‘The Host’) and… dinosaurs! Win the games. Win Your freedom. The dinomite mash-up of the summer, The Jurassic Games stops onto VOD this June from High Octane Pictures, Boiling …

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Anon movie review: brings a whole new meaning to ‘private eye’

MaryAnn’s quick take… This sci-fi riff on the end of privacy is not as provocative as it would like to be, and its mystery completely falls apart in the end. But its visual worldbuilding is fascinating. I’m “biast” (pro): love Clive Owen; love some of what Andrew Niccol has done; big science fiction fan

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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In the not-too-distant future, privacy has been eliminated via neural implants that absolutely everyone has. Your “Mind’s Eye” records everything you see and hear and stores it in “the Ether” for you to revisit later or share with friends; the system also offers a kind of mega-augmented reality that layers pop-up IDs over everyone you see, as well as, naturally, advertising on many surfaces and shopping links
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First clip from dino mash-up ‘Jurassic Games’

The dinomite mash-up of the summer, The Jurassic Games stars Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3) and Perrey Reeves (Entourage), and imagines a world set in the near future wherein ten Death Row convicts are chosen to compete in the titular games, the ultimate virtual reality game show that pits its players against dinosaurs and each other. However there is a catch…

If you die in the virtual game, you also die in reality; and for Anthony Tucker (Adam Hampton), survival is his one chance to be reunited with his children after having been wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife. As the devious The Host continues adding improbable challenges, the characters will find the odds stacked against them as only one victor can emerge as winner and reclaim their freedom.

Every year, 10 of the world’s most lethal death row criminals are chosen to compete for their freedom in The Jurassic Games,
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Film Review: The King and The Clown (2005) by Lee Joon-ik

“The King and The Clown” is the 10th highest grossing domestic film in South Korea and upon release it was the highest grossing film in its history until “The Host” came along a few months later. This is most impressive for a film that was made on a pretty low-budget, did not feature A-List stars and tackled a controversial subject. So what exactly is it that made “The King and The Clown” tick with the masses?

Jang-saeng and the effeminate Gong-gil are members of a street performers crew in 15th-century Joseon, who love to do lewd skits and acrobatic acts which were very popular among the common public at the time, with Jang-saeng playing the male in the story and Gong-gil playing his female counterpart. Gong-gil is often pimped out by the crew’s leader, a fact which doesn’t sit well with Jang-saeng. An incident forces
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Check Out ‘Jurassic Games’ This June

Win the games. Win Your freedom.

The dinomite mash-up of the summer, The Jurassic Games stomps onto VOD this June from High Octane Pictures, Boiling Point Media and Uncork’d Entertainment.

Starring Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3) and Perrey Reeves (Entourage), the film imagines a world set in the near future wherein ten Death Row convicts are chosen to compete in The Jurassic Games, the ultimate virtual reality game show that pits its players against dinosaurs and each other. However, there is a catch… If you die in the virtual game, you also die in reality; and for Anthony Tucker (Adam Hampton), survival is his one chance to be reunited with his children after having been wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife. As the devious The Host continues adding improbable challenges, the characters will find the odds stacked against them as only one victor can emerge as winner and reclaim their freedom.
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First look at dino mash-up ‘The Jurassic Games’

The dinomite mash-up of the summer, The Jurassic Games stars Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3) and Perrey Reeves (Entourage), and imagines a world set in the near future wherein ten Death Row convicts are chosen to compete in the titular games, the ultimate virtual reality game show that pits its players against dinosaurs and each other. However there is a catch…

If you die in the virtual game, you also die in reality; and for Anthony Tucker (Adam Hampton), survival is his one chance to be reunited with his children after having been wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife. As the devious The Host continues adding improbable challenges, the characters will find the odds stacked against them as only one victor can emerge as winner and reclaim their freedom.

Every year, 10 of the world’s most lethal death row criminals are chosen to compete for their freedom in The Jurassic Games,
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One More Time: Netflix's Us Trailer for Augmented Reality Film 'Anon'

"Who can hack a human being?" One more trailer for the indie sci-fi film Anon, written and directed by sci-fi storyteller Andrew Niccol. We posted another trailer earlier this year, and a new international trailer this week already. This new Us trailer from Netflix presents the story entirely differently - about hackers and hacking our augmented reality, and how one of them is getting away with murders by erasing memories. Clive Owen plays a cop investigating a series of unsolved murders, who meets a mysterious hacker woman known as "The Girl" - Amanda Seyfried. This also stars Colm Feore, Sonya Walger, Mark O'Brien, Joe Pingue, Iddo Goldberg, and Sebastian Pigott. This actually looks good, I'm planning to watch once it's available - starting in early May on Netflix. Here's the official Us trailer (+ new Us poster) for Andrew Niccol's Anon, direct from Netflix's YouTube: You can still watch the
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Anonymity is Non-Existent in Anon [Trailer]

Looking at Andrew Niccol's filmography, it's clear he has an interest in technology and how it affects us now and in the future. From Gattaca on, this has been a central theme in his films and though The Host was a tiny misstep, even that carried through on Niccol's obvious fascination/fear of what technology will do to humanity. His latest is no different.

Anon takes place in a future where privacy is non-existent and someone is always watching. Clive Owen plays a detective working in this new reality when a murder suggests that someone has unlocked the ability to hack a person's brain and control what they see. Amanda Seyfried plays a woman who has mastered the art of anonymity and she'll do whatever it takes to stay anonymous.

In addition to Syefried and O
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New International Trailer for Andrew Niccol's 'Anon' with Clive Owen

"We can't control what we can't see." Another new international trailer has debuted for the indie sci-fi film Anon, written and directed by sci-fi storyteller Andrew Niccol. We posted another trailer earlier this year, and it still looks very intriguing. The film is about a near-future where there is no privacy or anonymity, where even private memories are recorded in an effort to cut down on crime. Clive Owen plays a cop investigating a series of unsolved murders, who meets a hacker woman known as "The Girl", played by Amanda Seyfried. She has no identity, no history and no record. Also starring Colm Feore, Sonya Walger, Mark O'Brien, Joe Pingue, Iddo Goldberg, and Sebastian Pigott. I'm usually interested in whatever Niccol makes, especially if it's full-on sci-fi, and I'm fascinated by this. That digitized filmmaking style with augmented reality Pov is crazy cool. Check this out. Here's a second international
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Giveaway – Win Cure on Dual Format

Cure [Kyua], Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s mesmerising and hypnotic psychological thriller, is available on home video for the first time in the UK in a Dual Format edition on April 23rd, and we have three copies to give away thanks to Eureka Video. Read on for details of how to enter…

Released to critical acclaim in both the East and the West, Cure was a breakthrough film for director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, a nerve shredding thriller about the hunt for a serial killer in a bleak and decaying Tokyo.

A series of murders have been committed by ordinary people who claim to have had no control over their horrifying actions. Following the only link – a mysterious stranger who had brief contact with each perpetrator and their victim – detective Kenichi Takabe places his own sanity on the line as he tries to end the wave of inexplicable terror.

Described as one of the greatest
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The Best Monster Movies to Watch Instead of ‘Rampage’ — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.

Last weekend saw the release of “Rampage,” which may be the highest-rated video game movie on Rotten Tomatoes, but probably won’t go down in history as the king of monster movies.

This week’s question: What monster movie should people watch instead of “Rampage?”

Matt Zoller Seitz (@MattZollerSeitz), RogerEbert.com

The 2014 “Godzilla,” directed by Gareth Edwards. Try to watch it on the biggest screen you can find, in a dark room. It’s the most aesthetically daring monster movie, and one of the most daring big budget Sf films, released in the last decade, owing as much to “Close Encounters” as it does to anything Toho made. I was shocked by how much money it made. It was basically a Terrence Malick Godzilla movie, right down to the cutaways to other
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13 Horror Movies to Stream on Netflix for Friday the 13th (Photos)

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13 Horror Movies to Stream on Netflix for Friday the 13th (Photos)
Friday the 13th is a big day for horror, big enough that there’s a longrunning slasher movie franchise called “Friday the 13th.” So to help you celebrate the right way — by watching a horror movie, we’ve selected 13 scary flicks that are readily available for streaming on Netflix.

Unfortunately — and ironically — “Friday the 13th” is not available

The Babadook” (2014)

Essie Davis stars as a single mother who is horrified to discover the monster from her son’s nightmares might be real.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” (2014)

A mysterious vampire preys on men who disrespect women in an Iranian film billed as a “vampire western.”

The Host” (2006)

A monster emerges from the polluted Han River, terrorizing local residents in Bong Joon-Ho‘s South Korean horror movie.

Devil” (2010)

A bunch of strangers are trapped in an elevator, and one of them might be Satan. And they start dying one by one.

Oculus” (2013)

A recent overlooked gem, “Oculus” finds a brother and sister dealing with an evil mirror that may have been responsible for the deaths of their parents when they were children.

“V/H/S” (2012)

An anthology film that features a lineup of horror shorts that hit sweet spots in a number of subgenres.

Creep” (2014)

Patrick Brice‘s found footage horror film follows a man who begins to suspect he’s in danger after he responds a cryptic Craigslist job listing.

Read original story 13 Horror Movies to Stream on Netflix for Friday the 13th (Photos) At TheWrap
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Eureka Entertainment to release Cure

Eureka Entertainment to release Cure (Kyua), Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s mesmerising and hypnotic psychological thriller, on home video for the first time in the UK on 23 April 2018 as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in a Dual Format edition featuring a Limited Edition O-card (First 2000 copies only).

Released to critical acclaim in both the East and the West, “Cure” was a breakthrough film for director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, a nerve shredding thriller about the hunt for a serial killer in a bleak and decaying Tokyo.

A series of murders have been committed by ordinary people who claim to have had no control over their horrifying actions. Following the only link – a mysterious stranger who had brief contact with each perpetrator and their victim – detective Kenichi Takabe (Kôji Yakusho, “13 Assassins”, “Tokyo Sonata”) places his own sanity on the line as he tries to end the wave of inexplicable terror.
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‘Condor’ Review: ‘Three Days of the Condor’ Takes Flight on TV in a Smartly Expanded Adaptation

‘Condor’ Review: ‘Three Days of the Condor’ Takes Flight on TV in a Smartly Expanded Adaptation
A movie based on a book. A TV show based on the movie. “Six Days of the Condor” to “Three Days of the Condor” to just this: “Condor,” the new Audience Network spy series that’s lost five days while expanding to 10 hours. Amid all these changes, something has to go wrong, right?

It’s not just that Sydney Pollack’s 1975 classic feels untouchable (and relatively timeless, despite the fact that part of Robert Redford’s job is reading newspapers); it’s that the series directly lifting from the film comes from a somewhat unproven pedigree and will play on a network only accessible to satellite subscribers.

Well, after the first two episodes, the latter point isn’t a warning so much as a shame. Jason Smilovic (“Lucky Number Slevin”) and Todd Katzberg’s “Condor” isn’t a “drop everything and subscribe to DirecTV” kind of show, but it is
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First Full Trailer for Andrew Niccol's Sci-Fi Technology Thriller 'Anon'

"Anonymity is the enemy." A trailer has launched from Greece for the new sci-fi film Anon, the latest from one of my favorite sci-fi filmmakers - Andrew Niccol, who last made The Host and Good Kill. The film is about a near-future where there is no privacy or anonymity, where even private memories are recorded in an effort to cut down on crime. Clive Owen plays a cop investigating a series of unsolved murders, who meets a hacker woman known as "The Girl", played by Amanda Seyfried. She has no identity, no history and no record. What he learns from her changes everything. Also starring Colm Feore, Sonya Walger, Mark O'Brien, Joe Pingue, Iddo Goldberg, and Sebastian Pigott. Why does Seyfried look so like anyone but herself? This seems to be a slick sci-fi neo-noir. I'm always curious about Niccol's films, will be watching it. Here's the first international trailer for Andrew Niccol's Anon,
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Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s The Chemist heading to the small screen

Tomorrow Studios and ITV are developing a small screen adaptation of The Chemist, a thriller novel from Twilight and The Host author Stephenie Meyer.

“Stephenie is one of the most prolific authors of our time with her unique portrayal of heroines that resonate with readers and television viewers around the world, and we look forward to working with her and Meghan on bringing the The Chemist to television,” said Marty Adelstein of Tomorrow Studios, who will produce alongside Meyer, Becky Clements and Meghan Hibett.

Published in 2016, The Chemist “follows the gripping tale of a woman who was one of the darkest secrets of a U.S. government agency so clandestine it didn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the
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"The X-Files," Season 11, Episode 4 Recap: That’s a Mirror

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X-Files Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering Chris Carter's 10-episode continuation of the X-Files television series.Some late-night chatter overheard at a diner: “The world’s gone mad…” says Martin (Dan Zukovic), a man of wild stare and clammy brow. “…because Martians have invaded, but nobody seems to care!” The eatery’s owner, Buddy (Alex Diakun), tries to calm the guy down with a bit of coffee and straight talk, but Martin—convinced that these extraterrestrial invaders are using some kind of mind-erasing laser gun—isn’t having it. His paranoia is soon proven true, since Martin turns out to be one of the bulbous-headed, multi-appendage aliens and Buddy is actually Satan himself. (What a twist!) But just before the big reveal, a fearful Martin points down the counter, right at the camera—at us, the audience, watching. “There! I just saw one!” he says, “Outside through that window!
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‘Snowpiercer’ TV Series Ordered by TNT, Starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs

Joon-ho Bong is a fascinating filmmaker who brings fantastic visuals and a pointed morality to every one of his tales. His talents were most recently put on display in the Netflix film Okja, which arrived more than 10 years after his breakthrough film The Host, a creature feature with a now-familiar pro-environmentalism slant. But for my money, the 2013 film Snowpiercer, based on the French post-apocalyptic graphic novel "Le Transperceneige", is the story most deserving of further exploration. This is all to say that I'm thrilled a series version of this sci-fi tale will …
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Meet Rising Star Alex Russell, the Aussie Actor Making a Mark in Hollywood (Exclusive)

Meet Rising Star Alex Russell, the Aussie Actor Making a Mark in Hollywood (Exclusive)
Meet Alex Russell, the 29-year-old Australian actor whose breakthrough role in 2012’s inventive found-footage sci-fi superhero thriller, Chronicle, has paid off in spades. Five years after the release of the film, the not-so newcomer is preparing for the simultaneous release of three projects: real-life, big-screen adaptations Jungle, opposite Daniel Radcliffe, and Only the Brave, with Miles Teller and Josh Brolin, along with the upcoming premiere of the CBS drama, S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore.

It’s been a nonstop ride for the actor ever since. Before 2017 rolled around, Russell -- whose first credited role came just seven years ago -- had a whirlwind year filming four movies back-to-back, taking him from Los Angeles to Colombia to Mexico to the Gold Coast with a quick 24-hour respite in between in Nashville to reunite with his love, Goliath star Diana Hopper, for a wedding.

The past several months, though, Russell has called Southern California home while he’s been in production
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