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Feel the Fear: Why I Let My Kids Watch Scary Movies

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:46

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” - Franklin Delano Roosevelt The famous words of FDR could not hold more true. Fear is the monster we need fear the most, not some guy in a hockey mask or a razor-clawed haunter of nightmares, but rather the act of fear itself; for fear is what keeps us awake in the night, tossing and turning, and weeping with the lights on. Also, it seems pretty obvious that Roosevelt never saw The Shining. Fear, however, does not have to...

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James Wan to Direct 'The Conjuring 2' and Potentially a DC Comics Movie

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:44

With Saw returning to theaters for Halloween, it's fitting that director James Wan -- who made his debut on the horror classic -- is back in the news, only this time there might be a superhero movie involved. Deadline is reporting that James Wan will not only direct The Conjuring 2, which will film in the summer of 2015, but that he's signed a big first-look producing deal with Warner Bros. subsidiary New Line Cinema. This means that the studio will have the first crack at any...

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Here's How Close We Are to Seeing Michael Myers Return in 'Halloween III'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:34

It’s that time of the year again – when the leaves turn brown, the air gets chilly, and Halloween candy crowds the store shelf. There’s really no better time to talk about iconic horror villain Michael Myers, something producer Malek Akkad did recently – giving fans a status update on the long-in-development third film in the rebooted Halloween franchise. Akkad (the son of original producer Moustapha Akkad) was in Orlando for Universal’s annual Halloween Horror...

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News Briefs: New 'Insidious 3' Photos; Eli Roth's 'Cabin Fever' Getting a Very Faithful Remake

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:44

Insidious: Chapter 3: New behind-the-scenes photos from Insidious: Chapter 3 suggest that the next chapter in the horror series will be just as creepy as the first two installments. This prequel follows a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott, above) who is targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. Dermot Mulroney and Lin Shaye also star; Leigh Whannell wrote and is directing. It's due in theaters on May 29, 2015.   Cabin Fever: Director Eli Roth burst onto the horror movie...

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Who You Gonna Call This Halloween?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:12

  Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost? If the answer is "yes," then you need these Ghostbusters S’mores at your next party! It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since the release of Ghostbusters. The beloved film is known for its iconic lines and memorable characters. While the Ghostbusters are the main...

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First Look: Will Disney's 'Moana' Become the Next 'Frozen?'

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:08

You can't deny the power of Disney's Frozen--that movie is more powerful than all of us combined, times infinity! And while Disney is doing all they can to satisfy our Frozen desires moving forward (from shorts to sequels to musicals to ice shows), it's hard not to anticipate their next creation. In the immediate future, that would be Big Hero 6 (in theaters November 7), but in 2016 we'll be getting a new thrilling adventure called Moana -- and Disney has just released to us...

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Quiz: Which Bill Murray Character Are You?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:38

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See What Happens When One Family Tackles the Ultimate 'Wonder Woman' LEGO Set

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:37

Now that Warner Bros. has made it all official and whatnot, we know we'll be seeing a lot of DC superheroes on the big screen over the next six years. Not only will they show up in live-action form, but also via Lego Movie spinoffs, like Lego Batman in 2017 and The Lego Movie 2 in 2018. Wonder Woman will be part of it all, appearing for the first time in a live-action movie when Gal Gadot plays her in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (in theaters March 2016), and then...

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'Pacific Rim II' Gets a Wild Teaser Poster; 'Pacific Rim III' Is Also in the Works

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:29

Guillermo del Toro’s sequel to his mech-vs.-monsters movie Pacific Rim is like three years off in the future, but that hasn’t stopped Legendary Pictures from teasing fans with the below photo on its Facebook page.  The new poster is pretty cool looking, with a giant oceanic vortex opening and threatening to suck in all the big military ships in the area. Presumably this is another transdimensional portal so the Kaiju can return to wreak havoc on Earth. Just when you...

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Exclusive: Camp Crystal Lake Art

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:23

It’s been 34 years since we first met Jason Voorhees’ murderous mother as she stalked and killed teenagers who were preparing Camp Crystal Lake for a summer of fun. But who can blame her? She was just being a doting mother taking revenge for her poor son who drowned…and then starred in 11 more frightful films. Louisiana artist Jeff Welborn created this exclusive Fandango original artwork inviting travelers to visit Camp Crystal Lake for some fun in the summer sun. Just be...

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Quiz: Find Out Which Horror-Movie Character Best Suits You

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 03:29

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Quiz: Which Movie Gal Pals Should You Hang With?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 02:02

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News Briefs: Colin Farrell Considered As 'Doctor Strange,' Tom Hardy Courted For 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 22:13

Doctor Strange: With Joaquin Phoenix apparently out of the mix, Marvel is still searching for the right actor to star as Doctor Strange. Reportedly Colin Farrell (above in Saving Mr. Banks) is the latest possibility, joining Benedict Cumberbatch and Keanu Reeves as leading candidates for the role. Supposedly others being considered include Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Justin Theroux and Oscar Isaac. The movie is scheduled for release in 2016. [The Wrap]   X-Men: Apocalypse:...

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Watch: The Entire 'Halloween' Series Summed Up in Two Minutes

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:18

If you’ve been meaning to catch up on the entire Halloween series before Halloween, look no further than this two-minute primer from the folks at CineFix. They offer some frantic and impassioned commentary on everyone’s favorite mute madman, Michael Myers, and his gruesome killings that take place on Halloween.   The original film in the long-running series was created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill (with Carpenter directing). Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s...

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'Star Wars': Will Your Favorite Ewok Appear in the Sequel? Plus: Darth Vader Arrives on TV

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:08

Everyone's favorite Ewok will be coming back for Star Wars Episode VII! Well, kind of. A new YouTube video on the official Star Wars channel features actor Warwick Davis confirming that he'll be in the new movie, though that doesn't guarantee he'll be playing Wicket the Ewok. He could just as easily be playing someone else (as he did in The Phantom Menace), so don't break out your VHS copy of the 1984 TV movie The Ewok Adventure just yet. But if you're a fan...

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News Briefs: Scarlett Johannson Offered 'Ghost in the Shell;' Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Gets Funny First Trailer

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 21:13

Ghost in the Shell: Reportedly, Scarlett Johansson has been offered $10 million to star in Ghost in the Shell, the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga. Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) was in talks for the lead role last month, but evidently that didn't work out. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is set to direct the new version, which follows a covert agent who fights high-tech crimes. [Deadline]   Pete's Dragon: Robert Redford is in...

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Watch: Chris Hemsworth Fights a Whale in First Trailer for 'In the Heart of the Sea'

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:23

In today’s heroic cinematic trailer battle, we’ve got Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, squaring off against the great white whale known and feared in high school English classes across the country: Moby Dick. Let’s get ready to rumble with this new trailer for In the Heart of the Sea. The upcoming feature, starring Hemsworth and directed by Ron Howard, is based on the true story that inspired Herman Melville’s classic whaling novel. Hemsworth and his shipmates set sail...

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News Briefs: 'Wonder Woman' Star Gal Godot Eyeing 'Ben-Hur;' Haunting New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Teaser

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:20

Ben-Hur: Israeli actress Gal Gadot (above in Fast Five), who will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then star in her own stand-alone Wonder Woman movie in 2017, is in early negotiations for the female lead in the new version of Ben-Hur. She would portray a slave who becomes a love interest for the titular character (Jack Huston). Toby Kebbell and Morgan Freeman also star with Timur Bekmambetov directing, aiming for a release in February 2016. [The Hollywood...

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Neil Patrick Harris Is Hosting the 2015 Academy Awards

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:14

Hosting a big, fancy awards show is a tough gig, but Neil Patrick Harris makes it look pretty easy. The actor and performer has already enjoyed memorable stints hosting both the Emmy Awards (two times) and the Tony Awards (four times), but now he'll be stepping up to take lead on Hollywood's biggest night as the official host of the 2015 Academy Awards. Harris takes the Oscars baton from Ellen DeGeneres, who hosted last year and did a great job entertaining the audience as well as...

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Major Superhero-Movie News: 'Justice League,' 'Wonder Woman,' 'The Flash' and More

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:24

Warner Bros. has unloaded a ton of new information about its upcoming movie slate, and if you've been wondering about all those upcoming DC comics movies... well, you might want to sit down for this. Here's a quick look at what the studio's DC comics slate looks like chronologically:  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - 2016 Suicide Squad (directed by David Ayer) - 2016 Wonder Woman - 2017 Justice League - 2017 The Flash (starring Ezra Miller)...

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