Friday, April 29, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
[Octopunk sez] I moved this up because they finally made an exciting trailer!
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
From slashfilm, The original A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of the most famous horror movies of all time. The film has been so talked about, and remade, over the last 30 years that you wouldn’t think there’d be much left to learn about the classic franchise. However, an old deleted scene has just resurfaced, and it adds an entirely new layer to the story. Check out this extended look at Nancy first learning about Freddy Krueger, and then hear what else she learns.
If you know the original A Nightmare on Elm Street well, then the first minute and a half of this scene will look very familiar to you. Nancy’s mother Marge brings her daughter down to the basement to tell her the story of the child murderer who was released on a technicality. After he gets out, the parents decide they need to take him down themselves. However, it turns out Nancy's parents didn't take the law into their own hands and burn Fred Krueger alive out of some personal sense of justice or fear that he might come after their children. As the deleted scene reveals, it was revenge, because he'd already gotten their children. Nancy had a sibling who was killed by Freddy.
And just like that, A Nightmare on Elm Street changes drastically. Imagine how Nancy is feeling when her mother tells her "You weren’t always an only child." Nancy’s entire relationship with the movie’s antagonist changes in this longer version of the scene. This isn’t just a case of Nancy trying to survive a vengeful spirit, it’s actually a young girl who wants to take revenge on the man who killed the sibling she never knew. This actually helps explain some of the motivation that Nancy later has when she realizes there may be a path to actually killing Freddy Krueger. She’s not looking to simply get out alive, she wants him dead for the same reasons her parents did.
It’s interesting when scenes like this get deleted as they have the potential to not only change various aspects of the movie, but in the case of a franchise like A Nightmare on Elm Street, it would have had the potential to change the entire series. When Wes Craven made the decision to cut this scene he essentially changed these characters. While he likely removed the scene because he decided the subplot wasn’t necessary, had he left it in, it could have very easily been a part of Nancy’s return in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. As each entry in the series built on its predecessor, perhaps this information would have slightly changed how the third film ended, which could have subtly changed everything that came after.
What do you think about this change to A Nightmare on Elm Street? Does it impact what the movie means to you?
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Watch as “Comfortably Numb” suddenly transforms into “Purple Rain.”
Monday, April 25, 2016
From iwatchstuff, With production completed on the new season of Twin Peaks, Showtime has released an official list of the series' new and returning cast members. Appropriately for the subject matter, it is an eclectic, bizarre list that I can barely even wrap my head around and includes a dead person. New cast members include Michael Cera, Monica Bellucci, Jim Belushi, Jeremy Davies, Laura Dern, Ernie Hudson, Ashley Judd, David Koechner, Matthew Lillard, Trent Reznor, Tim Roth, Amanda Seyfried, Tom Sizemore, Eddie Vedder, Brett Gelman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Caleb Landry Jones, and Naomi Watts. Returning stars include lead Kyle MacLachlan, David Duchovny, Alicia Witt, Harry Dean Stanton and, thankfully, "Log Lady" Catherine Coulson, who passed away last September but seems to have shot at least some scenes.
Meanwhile, Michael J. Anderson, best known as the Black Lodge's Man from Another Place, seems to have been correct in saying, "When you see me again, it won't be me." He's not listed in the cast, so I'm going to guess that when you see him again, it will be listed actor Clark Middleton.
these are some shots of Mark Hamill wearing the same sweater thirty years apart. Now that is a quality sweater. I wonder if it's as warm as the inside of a tauntaun. You know I actually still wear some of the same boxers I've had for over ten years. The elastic is completely worn out though so I rely on my penis to hold them up. I just poke it through the hole in the front then tie it in a pretzel knot. Is that what that's for? I tell myself that's what that's for.
From geekology, This is a two hour and forty minute animation depicting a real-time recreation of the sinking of the Titanic, with text annotations. The video starts with the crew spotting the iceberg, and ends with the ship breaking in half and completely submerging. It's weird in the movie I feel like they made it seem so much faster. Still, even two hours and forty minutes time couldn't prevent 1,500 people from going down with the ship. You know they say the captain is supposed to go down with the ship, but if I were a captain on a sinking ship I would be putting a fake beard and mustache and saying, "Hola. ¿Dónde está México?"
[JPX] For the past few days I have been watching this whenever I had pockets of free time. It's downright eerie yet memorizing. Although mostly quiet occasional noise punctuates the silence as the ship starts to break apart highlighting just how terrifying this must have been.
From darkhorizons, Universal Pictures' big-budget fairy tale "The Huntsman: Winter's War" was a dud at the box-office this weekend as it opened to a mere $20.1 million - that's 64% lower than the domestic debut of its 2012 predecessor "Snow White and the Huntsman" with $56.2 million.
With a $115 million budgeted film and terrible reviews, it's going to have to hope to make its cash back overseas. Yet, after two weeks of global release, the film has managed only a further $80.2 million outside the U.S. so far. It also marks the latest non-Marvel costly film flop for Chris Hemsworth off the back of last year's "Blackhat" and "In the Heart of the Sea".
Disney's "The Jungle Book" stayed in first place, taking in a further $60.8 million over the weekend domestically and globally soaring past the $500 million mark. "Barbershop: The Next Cut" came in third with $10.8 million, followed by "Zootopia" with a further $6.6 million domestically and an incredible global total so far passing the $900 million mark.
In limited release, the Tom Hanks-led "Hologram for a King" opened in tenth to $1.2 million from a 400-screen rollout, the Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon comedy "Elvis and Nixon" had a similar screen number but only managed $470,000.
From slashfilm, CHiPs has been set for release on August 11, 2017. The adaptation of the TV series, which ran from 1977-1983, is being written and directed by Dax Shepard, who will also star in the film about two California highway patrol officers and their adventures in crime-fighting. Shepard is playing Officer Jon Baker, the role originated by Larry Wilcox, while Michael Pena takes over the role of Frank “Ponch” Poncherello from Erik Estrada.
However, rather than taking a comedic approach like a 21 Jump Street, this will apparently be a more serious flick akin toBad Boys or Lethal Weapon, films that intersperse comedy among the action and intrigue. It’s a surprising career move for Dax Shepard, and we’ll see how it plays out next year.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Iron Man joins Sony's new Spider-Man film Robert Downey Jr. will costar in Sony's 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
Iron Man is now #TeamSpidey.
Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to appear as Tony Stark in Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, further weaving the new standalone webslinger film into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Spider-Man has previously been licensed exclusively by Sony, but a sharing arrangement last year allowed Marvel Studios to feature the rebooted character, played by The Impossible’s Tom Holland, inCaptain America: Civil War.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently told EW that the deal is a two-way street. “He is in the universe now, and the fun of the universe is that characters go back and forth,” said Feige, who is producing Homecoming with former Sony studio chief Amy Pascal [via ew].
Smallville wasn't enough non-Superman for you? How about a show about Superman that takes place 100 years before he was born?
From slashfilm, Not to be outdone by his best frenemy (and fellow Martha fan) Batman, Superman is also getting his own hometown prequel TV series. For the past couple of years David Goyer has been working with Syfy on Krypton, which follows Superman’s grandfather, two generations before the planet blew up and baby Kal-El was sent hurtling toward Earth. Now the series has taken some big strides forward, picking up an official pilot order, a new showrunner, and a new director.
Deadline reports Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) will serve as executive producer and showrunner on Krypton, and that Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders) has been set to direct. Goyer and Kindler are now hard at work rewriting the pilot script. Goyer had written the earlier draft with Ian Goldberg, based on a story that he and Goldberg had come up with together. The story unfolds during a time when the House of El has been tarnished by shame. Superman’s grandfather works to restore the family name and save his doomed planet.
Since this is all taking place two generations before Superman, we likely won’t get to see an adorable baby Kal-El toddling about or anything like that. But if you liked all the Krypton parts of Man of Steel, Krypton sounds like a chance to explore that world further. (Technically they’re on different timelines — Warner Bros. and DC’s shows have no connection to the current big-screen DC universe — but you know what I mean.) Here’s Goyer discussing Krypton last year:
Part of the fun of doing Man of Steel — and I was so insistent on setting that opening on Krypton and really seeing it, was pulling back the curtain. The first draft, the first forty pages were on Krypton, so we compressed that all down to fifteen minutes and there were a lot of ideas that I wanted to use in the film that didn’t ultimately make it into the film.
Kindler is coming off of three seasons on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. Before that, he worked on Syfy’s Sanctuary, Stargate: Atlantis, and Stargate SG-1. McCarthy directed the entirety of Peaky Blinders‘ second season, and his other directing credits include episodes of Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Ripper Street.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
(CNN)Police are investigating a death at the estate of superstar Prince in Carver County, Minnesota, according to Carver County Sheriff spokesman Jason Kamerud.
"We are not releasing any information regarding the identity of the person who died until next of kin is notified," Kamerud said.
Deputies are on scene of a death investigation at Paisley Park in Chanhassen. More info to follow. -814— Carver County S.O. (@CarverSheriff) April 21, 2016
Earlier this month, Prince said he wasn't feeling well, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and canceled at least one concert in the city. Some days later, he took the stage in Atlanta to perform. After that concert, the singer's plane made an emergency landing, the singer's spokesperson Yvette Noel-Schure told CNN. At the time she said, "He is fine and at home."
Developing story - more to come
From hollywoodlife, This is devastating news. Prince’s body was discovered inside his Minnesota home on Thursday, April 21, reports TMZ. Sadly, little is known about his cause of death, aside from the reports that he had been battling an illness for weeks beforehand.
Prince’s rep, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed the tragic death to AP. HollywoodLife.com has reached out for further comment.
It was originally reported that an unidentified person had died at Prince’s home, causing major concern for the singer’s health. Sadly, it was quickly confirmed that Prince had, in fact, passed away and it was his body that had been discovered.
As previously mentioned, Prince was flying to a concert in Atlanta, Georgia when his airplane was forced to land in Illinois because he wasn’t feeling well. At the time it was reported that Prince had the flu, and he was rushed to a hospital after his plane landed in the middle of the night.
Our thoughts remain with Prince’s family and friends during this very difficult time.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
From welcometotwinpeaks, Last night, David Lynch and his Rancho Rosa production crew wrapped principal shooting on the new Twin Peaks. Congratulations, everyone!
April 14, 2016, was the last of 140 shooting days in Washington state and Los Angeles, both on location and on a soundstage.
At least for now.
@ForLocations, an insider account which for the past few months has tweeted solid advance information on Twin Peaks location shoots in L.A., earlier reported that production would wrap its first two seasons. Emphasizing “yes – first 2 seasons.” Maybe the new Twin Peaks won’t be a limited series after all?
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
From usmagazine, Doris Roberts, best known for playing Marie Barone on CBS' long-running sitcomEverybody Loves Raymond, died Sunday, April 17, at age 90.
TMZ was first to report the news, and her rep confirmed the news to Us, saying that Roberts died in peacefully in her sleep of natural causes.
The actress earned four Emmys for the role of the caring matriarch to sons Ray (Ray Romano) and Robert (Brad Garrett). She played the part throughout the series' nine seasons, starting with the September 1996 pilot. Peter Boyle — who played her husband, the cantankerous Frank Barone — died in December 2006.
Raymond costar Patricia Heaton tweeted her condolences on Monday, calling Roberts' death "truly the end of an era." Series creator Phil Rosenthal and actress Monica Horan (Amy) also expressed their grief in messages below.
To my beloved Marie - RIP. pic.twitter.com/TtZCySQnLK
Monday, April 18, 2016
From ew, The Jungle Book earned a lot more than the bare necessities this weekend, opening to a whopping $103.6 million domestically and $240 million worldwide.
Disney’s live-action adventure demolished expectations to earn the second highest April opening in box office history, second only to last year’s Furious 7 ($147.2 million). A $100 million domestic opening is a pretty rare accomplishment for a PG-rated movie, and The Jungle Book is only the second PG-rated Disney movie to do so. (Alice in Wonderland opened to $116.1 million in 2010.)
A good chunk of The Jungle Book’s success came from 3D and IMAX screens, earning an estimated $31 million domestically from 3D and $10.4 million domestically from IMAX. Globally, The Jungle Book reeled in $20.4 million from IMAX screens, setting an IMAX record for the biggest PG-rated opening.
The Jungle Book has been a particular success in India, where it’s pulled in an estimated total of $20.1 million. That already makes it the highest-grossing Disney release in Indian box office history, and after only 10 days in theaters, it’s already become the third highest-grossing Hollywood movie (behind Furious 7 and Jurassic World).
To date, The Jungle Book has raked in an estimated $291 million worldwide and earned an A CinemaScore. Disney also took fifth place with Zootopia, which $8.2 million domestically and $19 million globally. As a result, Disney has officially crossed $2 billion at the global box office for the 15th year in a row.
But while The Jungle Book may have been the, um, king of the jungle, two other new wide releases hit theaters this weekend. Barbershop: The Next Cut debuted to $20.2 million in 2,661 theaters, which is almost exactly what the original opened to back in 2002. Barbershop 2: Back in Business still holds the biggest opening for the series with $24.2 million in 2004. The Next Cut earned an A- CinemaScore.
As for Kevin Costner-starring thriller Criminal, it didn’t even manage to crack the top five. Criminal opened in 2,683 theaters and only earned $5.9 million and a B- CinemaScore.
Instead, The Boss and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice held on to their spots in the top five. The Boss added another $10.2 million to its total, dropping 57 percent in its second weekend for a domestic total of $40.4 million. Batman v Superman took another hit in its fourth weekend as it relinquished 3D and IMAX screens to The Jungle Book, falling 61 percent for a fourth weekend of $9 million. Its domestic total is now at $311.3 million.
Here are this weekend’s top five at the domestic box office:
1. The Jungle Book — $103.6 million
2. Barbershop: The Next Cut — $20.2 million
3. The Boss — $10.2 million
4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — $9 million
5. Zootopia — $8.2 million