Day: August 31, 2015

Wes Craven’s 5 most terrifying scenes

August 31, 2015

The filmography of Wes Craven is filled with dread and terror. As we look back on the life of the late Master of Horror, who died on Sunday at age 76, here are five shocking moments that left us wondering, “Did that just happen?” 1. The Hills Have Eyes (1977): Trailer trashedCraven’s penchant for showing the fragility of the […]

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Jack Black wants to tell you a story in the new Goosebumps trailer

August 31, 2015

Who said stories need beginnings, middles, and ends? R.L. Stine has a better idea. Jack Black takes on the role of the Goosebumps scribe in the newest trailer for the upcoming family action film of the same name. While there are similar scenes in this spot and the first trailer for the film, a new scene features Workaholics […]

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Director John Carpenter pays tribute to the late Wes Craven

August 31, 2015

Halloween director John Carpenter has paid tribute to the late A Nightmare on Elm Street filmmaker Wes Craven, who has died at age 76 from brain cancer.  “My friend Wes left us too soon,” Carpenter tweeted earlier this evening about his fellow Master of Horror. “He was truly an Old School director. I had a great […]

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Wes Craven’s 5 most twistedly influential films

August 31, 2015

Wes Craven changed the face of genre filmmaking — and caused audience members to face uncountable nightmares. Here’s a look back at the late Master of Horror’s most twisted and influential movies.  1. The Last House on the Left (1972) As would routinely prove the case throughout his career, the former English teacher revealed his dark side and his erudition […]

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Film Review: ‘The Daughter’

August 31, 2015

Courtesy of Roadshow Films Deeply involving and emotionally searing, “The Daughter” reps a confident and profoundly moving bigscreen debut for established theater director Simon Stone. Those familiar with Henrik Ibsen’s play, which Stone freely adapted for the Sydney stage in 2011, will find its themes of the haunted past detonating in the present and the gulfs […]

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Review: ‘War Room’

August 31, 2015

Courtesy of Sony Yet another faith-based indie that upended the expectations of box office prognosticators by scoring a bountiful opening-weekend gross, “War Room” is by far the most slickly produced and insistently evangelical movie yet from the sibling team of Alex and Stephen Kendrick. Unlike their previous “Fireproof” (2008) and “Courageous” (2011), which wove uplifting […]

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Netflix will lose Catching Fire, Transformers, more at the end of September as Epix deal expires

August 31, 2015

If you still haven’t seen Hunger Games: Catching Fire, you’d better get on that: Netflix has announced it won’t renew its U.S. agreement with Epix. As a result, the streaming service will lose some big movies like Hunger Games, World War Z and Transformers: Age of Extinction at the end of September. In a blog post on Netflix’s […]

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Robin Williams’ daughter shares touching tribute to Oliver Sacks: ‘Here’s hoping you and Dad are enjoying the view together’

August 31, 2015

Following the death of Oliver Sacks, Robin Williams’ daughter posted a touching tribute to the renowned neurologist and author on Twitter. Sacks, who passed away on Sunday after a battle with cancer, worked with Williams on Awakenings, adapted from his 1973 book of the same name. The actor portrayed Sacks in the Oscar-nominated film, and the […]

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