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Check Out the Stunning IMAX Poster for The House With A Clock In Its Walls

Eil Roth became a bonafide, 21st Century Master of Horror as a director and producer of enduring and inspirational genre offerings like Hostel, Hostel: Part II, Clown, and The Green Inferno. Most recently, however, he’s been spreading his wings, moving into horror-adjacent territory in order to seduce a wider population of moviegoers. His last film […]

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The Clovehitch Killer Thinks Your Dad is a Serial Killer

Written by Christopher Ford, Duncan Skiles’ thriller The Clovehitch Killer will be hosting its World Premiere Saturday, September 22nd at the Los Angeles Film Festival. And today, IFC Midnight has announced they’ll release the film in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD this November. You can check out your first look […]

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Jamie Foxx Officially Cast in 'Spawn' Reboot; Here's Everything We Know

Fans have been wanting a new Spawn movie for more than 20 years now. The 1997 adaptation of Todd McFarlane's popular Image comic book was not well-received by critics or audiences -- its Rotten Tomatoes score is only 18% and its domestic box office gross of $55 million was barely more than its production budget. I'll admit, as a fan at that time, I kinda liked John Leguizamo as the villainous Clown/Violator, but the special effects were terrible for how much they were depended on (and surprisingly bad for the movie being directed by a talented visual effects supervisor), and the script and rest of the cast left a lot to be desired.  McFarlane himself spearheaded the potential for a redo a few years ago, and now it's not only really happening but has...
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Jamie Foxx Officially Cast in 'Spawn' Reboot; Here's Everything We Know

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Fans have been wanting a new Spawn movie for more than 20 years now. The 1997 adaptation of Todd McFarlane's popular Image comic book was not well-received by critics or audiences -- its Rotten Tomatoes score is only 18% and its domestic box office gross of $55 million was barely more than its production budget. I'll admit, as a fan at that time, I kinda liked John Leguizamo as the villainous Clown/Violator, but the special effects were terrible for how much they were...

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Jerry and the Prefab People: "Hardly Working" and Americana

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Part of the Jerry Lewis tribute A Mubi Jerrython. In Hardly Working, Jerry Lewis, as Bo Hooper, is Making America Goyish Again. Made in between The Day the Clown Cried and Jerry’s Telethons for Muscular Dystrophy, this is Jerry’s first (seen) attempt to wed issues of Jewish /outsider identity, and Americana with the desire for artistic or political legacy. Opening with a montage (of other movies): Jerry toots his horn in a greatest moments' super edit. Bracketing the sequences is the typewriting scene in Who’s Minding the Store?. Though it is not a film Jerry directed, it is the only clip shown piecemeal that conspicuously shows craft. The poetry of his comedy, seemingly effortless, credited to hard work.This gaze extending into the past introduces an artistic defense that Jerry makes for himself. In a late career pivot Jerry Lewis (re)directs himself in Hardly Working as a less hapless,
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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya | Written by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers | Directed by Jon Watts

Obviously, “Homecoming” has multiple meanings, not least of which is Spider-Man’s switch to the cool side of the Marvel fence, outside of Sony’s control. Makes sense. One could argue that the very DNA of the modern Marvel movie machine is based on what made Sam Raimi’s first two movies so successful: larger-than-life characters tackling real-world themes, with a lightness of touch that didn’t undermine the gravity of the drama. It’s a difficult balancing act; one which Marc Webb’s aborted reboot largely failed to replicate.

Today, Marvel is a blockbuster production line of Toyota-like efficiency, and part of its success lies in squeezing the authorship out of its directors. It was too much for Edgar Wright,
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Introduces Us All to Kellywise, the Scariest Monster This Side of ‘It’ — Watch

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Introduces Us All to Kellywise, the Scariest Monster This Side of ‘It’ — Watch
Kellyanne Conway really wants to be on TV. In a new “Saturday Night Live” sketch, Kate McKinnon once again played the Counselor to the President — this time with an “It” twist. Appearing to Anderson Cooper (Alex Moffat) in a storm drain, she pleads with the CNN host to be a guest on his show by offering to be even more outrageous than usual.

Read More:‘Saturday Night Live’ Creates a Mental Image of Harvey Weinstein ‘Naked, Hanging Upside Down From a Monkey Bar’ — Watch

A dead ringer for Pennywise the Dancing Clown — not only the face paint, but also that distinct voice — she says she “toned it down” when asked what she’s done with her makeup. Then she offers an absurd quote as a bargaining chip: “Okay, so Puerto Rico actually was worse before Hurricane Maria and the hurricane actually did blow some buildings back together — and I don
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Batman: White Knight #1 Review

This review contains minor spoilers.

When the news of Sean Gordon Murphy’s Batman: White Knight dropped, it sounded like an intriguing premise. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see the Joker righting his wrongs for a limited series? Well, I don’t think it’s that simple, because I have a sneaky suspicion that Murphy’s pulling the ultimate red herring and this will go down as the Joker’s biggest scheme yet.

Batman: White Knight #1 opens up with the Batmobile roaring into Arkham Asylum. However, it isn’t the Bat that steps out of the car, but Jack Napier, Aka the Joker. The guards lead him to the cells, where the Dark Knight is chained and locked away. Jack looks at him and says, “Batman. I need your help.”

The rest of the issue is set a year before the Arkham event. It follows Batman, Nightwing, and
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Daytime TV Diehards Would Definitely Recognize This American Horror Story: Cult Actor

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Image Source: FX Networks "Neighbors From Hell," the latest episode of American Horror Story: Cult, begins with a cold opening featuring a couple seeing Ally's therapist, Dr. Vincent. The problem is with Rosie, who has had a debilitating fear of coffins ever since her father repeatedly locked her in a cupboard as a young girl. Her husband, Mark, is there for moral support, and it sounds like Rosie has managed to conquer her fears, aided by attending her father's funeral and literally closing the casket on him. RelatedThis Subtle Connection Between Ivy and Kai on Ahs: Cult Will Make You Scream Unfortunately, the fear comes roaring back when Rosie and Mark are attacked by the gang of clowns and locked into separate white coffins in their house, screaming in terror all the while. What had us really scratching our heads while watching this horrific scene unfold is where we've seen
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All About It's Scary Star Bill Skarsgard – and Why Playing Clown Pennywise Gave Him 'Nightmares for Weeks'

All About It's Scary Star Bill Skarsgard – and Why Playing Clown Pennywise Gave Him 'Nightmares for Weeks'
Bill Skarsgard was born in 1990, the same year Stephen King’s novel It was adapted into a TV series starring Tim Curry — but even as a little kid, he remembers his older brothers teasing him with ghost stories about Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

“I never had a clown phobia or anything growing up, but the TV movie came out the same year I was born, and I remember later hearing my older brothers and cousins talking about the scariest movie ever and the clown called It,” he tells People.

Now, Skarsgard, 27, one of acclaimed actor Stellan Skarsgard’s seven children,
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American Horror Story: Lena Dunham Books Season 7 Role (Yes, Really)

American Horror Story: Lena Dunham Books Season 7 Role (Yes, Really)
Now here’s a bit of American Horror Story casting news that we honestly wouldn’t believe… if it didn’t come from Ryan Murphy himself.

RelatedAmerican Horror Story Season 7 Title: Ryan Murphy Drops One Final Clue

Girls alum Lena Dunham — no, we are not kidding, and it is not April 1st — has been cast on the FX horror anthology for its upcoming election-themed Season 7. Murphy announced the news himself on Wednesday with a tweet saying that he and Dunham have “always wanted to work together, and now we [are]!”

Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the American Horror Story family.
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Jon Watts in talks to direct Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel

This probably won’t come as too much of a surprise given the critical and commercial success of Spider-Man: Homecoming, but THR is reporting that Jon Watts is now officially in talks with Marvel and Sony to return to the director’s chair for the as-yet-untitled sequel.

The Homecoming sequel is already earmarked for release on July 5th, 2019, meaning it will launch Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has previously revealed that Spidey is the perfect character to launch the next wave of Marvel movies, and that the plot will explore how Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is affected by the events of Avengers: Infinity War as he returns to high school for his junior year.

Watts had previously directed the horror film Clown and indie thriller Cop Car before making the leap to blockbusters with Homecoming.

Are you pleased that Jon Watts is
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Will 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Director Return for Sequel?

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2017-07-19T10:49:14-07:00Will 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Director Return for Sequel?

After successfully relaunching the Spider-Man franchise with Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony and Marvel are staying in business with director Jon Watts.

Watts is in talks to return for the sequel to the hit Spidey film, starring Tom Holland. The sequel, currently untitled, is already slated for release on July 5, 2019.

Watts was best known for directing the $5 million indie Cop Car starring Kevin Bacon, but he successfully made the leap to big-budget tenpoles with Homecoming, getting the gig to co-write and direct the project after pitching a coming-of-age teen story focused on the high school life of Peter Parker. The film, which also starred Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei, was deemed a box office hit after it open to $117 million domestically. It has earned $468.3 million worldwide over two weeks.

Holland will reprise
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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Review

Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya | Written by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers | Directed by Jon Watts

Obviously, “Homecoming” has multiple meanings, not least of which is Spider-Man’s switch to the cool side of the Marvel fence, outside of Sony’s control. Makes sense. One could argue that the very DNA of the modern Marvel movie machine is based on what made Sam Raimi’s first two movies so successful: larger-than-life characters tackling real-world themes, with a lightness of touch that didn’t undermine the gravity of the drama. It’s a difficult balancing act; one which Marc Webb’s aborted reboot largely failed to replicate.

Today, Marvel is a blockbuster production line of Toyota-like efficiency, and part of its success lies in squeezing the authorship out of its directors. It was too much for Edgar Wright,
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Jon Watts on the possibility of Morbius, Blade and The Chameleon in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2

Spider-Man: Homecoming is opening to rave reviews, and is set for a huge $200 million global opening weekend. Of course, because comic fans are an enthusiastic bunch, people are already talking about the sequel before the first movie has hit theaters. Specifically, what villains will director Jon Watts bring aboard for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2?

Speaking to We Got This Covered, Watts had this to say when the outlet asked him about the potential for using the vampire villain Morbius: “The tone of the character is pretty dark, but the vampire/Marvel Universe thing is pretty cool. Maybe we could get Blade to show up, too? That’d be neat.”

Watts was also asked, due to his work on the horror film Clown, what he thought about Silver-Age Spider-Man villain The Chameleon?

“Yeah, Chameleon’s cool. I wonder is it that cool of an ability nowadays? Like, we’d have to come up
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Spider-Man: Homecoming Director Would Like To See Blade In The Sequel

Cast your mind back to New York Comic Con when Kate Beckinsale, star of the long-running Underworld franchise, seemingly let slip that Marvel Studios were working on rebooting Blade, be that in the form of a feature film, a spinoff Netflix series, or a role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. much like Ghost Rider before him.

Speculation spread across the interwebs like wildfire; after all, the character of Blade (Aka Eric Brooks) still resonates with comic book fans years after his last screen appearance, and after portraying the badass vampire hunter numerous times himself, Wesley Snipes continues to hint that there is something cooking over at Marvel.

Sadly though, nothing has come to fruition – not yet, anyway. Still, fans remain hopeful that Brooks can one day stage a comeback, possibly carving out his own place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the process – as an R-rated feature, perhaps? That’s a
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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: How a Sundance Breakout Landed the Superhero Gig of a Lifetime and Didn’t Sell Out

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: How a Sundance Breakout Landed the Superhero Gig of a Lifetime and Didn’t Sell Out
Jon Watts is hardly the first up-and-coming filmmaker to be plucked from the indie film fold to helm a big-budget, high-stakes blockbuster. Nevertheless, the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” director was still surprised when Marvel came calling after his second film, “Cop Car,” screened at Sundance in 2015. Over the past few years, hiring first- and second-time directors to direct massive tentpole features has become standard procedure, from Colin Trevorrow to Josh Trank, Marc Webb to Gareth Edwards. When Watts got the call, he geeked out.

“I was so excited to just go to Marvel,” Watts said. “I actually still the visitor’s pass that they gave me to just get on the lot and everything. I wasn’t expecting any of this. It’s like when Bart Simpson goes to New York and he goes to the Mad Magazine headquarters.”

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Director Jon Watts Allays Fears That Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Trailers Spoil Too Much

Despite the vast number of trailers, teasers, TV spots, clips, and in-depth featurettes currently littering the interwebs, Spider-Man: Homecoming writer-director Jon Watts has allayed fears that Marvel and Sony’s marketing departments have spoiled too much in the build up to July 7th.

Chatting to Den of Geek (via Screen Rant), the former Clown and Cop Car filmmaker spoke about his fast-tracked graduation to Hollywood’s big leagues, The Vulture, and what it was like to pick up the reins from Marc Webb after his own Amazing Spider-Man series was abruptly cut short after only two movies – ditto for the fabled Sinister Six ensemble movie, now that those plans have been distilled into multiple Sony spinoffs beginning with Ruben Fleischer’s Venom.

On the topic of Spider-Man: Homecoming and, more specifically, its extensive media coverage, Watts conceded that if he was in control of the film’s marketing, he’d favor a less-is-more approach,
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EW Cover For Spider-Man: Homecoming Finds The Web-Head Scaling New Heights; Kevin Feige Teases New Villains For The Sequel

Neatly timed to coincide with the review embargo lifting, Entertainment Weekly has shed light on its spectacular Spider-Man: Homecoming cover, along with the outlet’s new, in-depth interview with director Jon Watts.

In another example of Marvel handing the keys to the McU kingdom over to a relatively up-and-coming filmmaker, before Homecoming, Watts had only two low-budget indie budgets under his belt: Clown and Cop Car. Taking the reins of Marvel’s Spidey reboot – a Spidey reboot that came about thanks to a historic partnership between Marvel and Sony Pictures, no less – is a remarkable leap of faith, and we’re pleased to report that Homecoming stands as another triumph for the McU. But more on that later.

Per EW, here’s what Watts had to say about tackling the much younger version of Peter Parker:

“The fact that Peter Parker is 15 allows me to have fun with it. Yes,
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Spider-Man: Homecoming - director Jon Watts interview

Rob Leane Jul 4, 2017

Jon Watts chats to us about Spider-Man: Homecoming, sequels, Vulture, Tony Stark, Venom, Stan Lee, Marc Webb and more...

Back in 2015, I spoke to Jon Watts via an international phone line. I was at home, and he was deeply entrenched in Marvel Studios, beginning work on the film we later came to know as Spider-Man: Homecoming. The main topic of discussion back then was his Kevin Bacon-featuring micro budget thriller, Cop Car.

A year and bit later, on a blisteringly hot June day, Watts and I met for real in a swanky London hotel. He was just as lovely in real life as he was on the blower, enthusiastically chatting about Homecoming, the future of Spidey at the cinema, and a number of other projects. Here’s the transcript...

[Nb: this interview took place before all the 'Venom is in the McU'/'no it isn't' hoohah.]

In the press notes, one thing jumped out at me: apparently you made stick-figure videos while Marvel
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