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Play hide-and-seek in new Friday the 13th: The Game teaser – I’m totally excited about this upcoming Friday the 13th videogame – which well let players try to either outwit Jason…or become him. The game raised over $700k on Kickstarter last year – and development is ongoing. To keep fans in the loop, the team has released a new video -- this one showing why you better pick a really good hiding spot when Jason is running around with his axe. No word yet on when we might get to play Friday the 13th: The Game, but I’m willing to be patient if it means they get everything right.   Stephen King’s It remake lands a release date – It is really happening. After a few years of rumors and false starts, Warner Bros. has set an...
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We're just about a week away from the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the form of the highly anticipated – and heavily lauded – Captain America: Civil War. With more superhero characters than even the last Avengers movie, Civil War is the MCU's take on the highly popular and influential comic book storyline Civil War by writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven from 2006-07, and it illustrates a rift in the superhero community that causes the highly capable comrades to take up arms against each other. Of course, one of the major reasons that so many people are looking forward to seeing Civil War – beyond the fact that both Cap and Iron Man are appearing in a movie without...
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The Catcher Was a Spy: Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) will star as Moe Berg in The Catcher Was a Spy. It's based on a popular book by Nicholas Dawidoff that told the true story of a professional baseball player who led a double life as a spy for the U.S. during World War II. Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) wrote the screenplay; Ben Lewin (The Sessions) will direct. [Deadline]   The First Omen: A prequel to 1976's The Omen is in the works. The original starred Gregory Peck as an American ambassador in Europe whose adopted son Damien may be the son of the Devil. It spawned two sequels and a remake, as well as a TV series that is currently airing. Ben Jacoby wrote the script for the prequel script, The First Omen. Antonio Campos is in negotiations to direct...
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As we anxiously await Star Wars: Episode VIII, writer/director Rian Johnson has kindly shared two new photographs from behind the scenes via social media, as well as a little news. The photographs (above and below) are captioned: “Good. Bad. I’m the guy with the microfiber sham.”   The quotation is an apparent reference to a scene in Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness, in which Ash (Bruce Campbell) faces off against himself. Watch the clip below; the dialogue in question can be heard near the end. For those who are not familiar with cleaning products, a microfiber sham is a cloth commonly used to clean windows. The photographs appear to indicate that microfiber shams existed "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away."   As for...
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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Backwards Remake of the Day: Here's what Captain America: Civil War looks like remade by someone who went back in time to the 1940s:   Character History of the Day: Speaking of past depictions of Captain America, here's a video chronicling the evolution of the superhero's appearances in TV and movies:   Cosplay of the Day: Another new still from Captain America: Civil War or great cosplay? The latter, but the funny thing is that this cosplayer thinks his Black Panther costume isn't even good (via Fashionably Geek):   For some reason I still haven't even finished the mask, or started the body, for my new Black...
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There are some people who simply do not do animated movies. For whatever reason, as soon as you take away a live-action element, they switch off entirely. It doesn't matter the style of animation, it doesn't matter the source material, they think animation is just stuff for kids and move on. If the new trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings is any indication, the newest movie from the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman is yet another big, big reason to wish you could change those people's minds. There's such a rich tapestry of animated movies to choose from these days. Sure, some are unapologetically for kids only (it's totally understandable for adults to not be lining up for tickets to Angry Birds), but others are sophisticated adult dramas (have you...
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A few weeks ago rumors started swirling around that Star Wars: The Force Awakens breakout Daisy Ridley had become the top contender to play Lara Croft in a cinematic Tomb Raider reboot. That seemed like a pretty safe choice. Ridley killed in Star Wars, she's got a lot of charisma and makes action look easy. Plus, she's British, just like Croft. Fans rejoiced at the idea. And now those fans may be disappointed. Ridley did not land the job after all. In stead MGM has cast the breakout of another 2015 sci-fi movie instead: Ex Machina star Alicia Vikander. Really either actor would would have been a great fit for the role of a woman who forgoes a safe, comfortable life in the upper crust of society to become a brave, bold adventurer instead, so...
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The Western has been back in full force for a while now, but this should be the year it really proves popular again with mainstream audiences. They embraced the genre pretty well towards the end of 2015 with such varied works as The Hateful Eight, The Ridiculous 6 and The Revenant. Now we need to see if Westerns work as well at other times of the year. Along with the bigger, more star-studded remake of The Magnificent Seven coming this fall, there's the counter-programming summer release of The Duel. Liam Hemsworth leads the movie as a Texas Ranger investigating a series of murders in a mysterious small town in the 1880s. The place is run by a preacher played by fellow Hunger Games actor Woody Harrelson, and as the official synopsis puts it: "the routine undercover...
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A Nightmare on Elm Street really does have one of the most brilliantly simple premises in horror movie history. A strange man, Freddy Kreuger, can kill teenagers through their dreams. That's it, really. Even Kreuger himself has a simple, understandable back story as a villain: he was caught molesting school kids, and so the parents in town took justice into their own hands and killed him before he could hurt anyone else. But as it turns out, Krueger's backstory was initially fairly different. He didn't just get caught abusing kids, we was a flat out serial killer. Not only that, but he killed the siblings of every one of final girl Nancy's friends, and had even murdered a sibling that Nancy never even knew she had. Nancy's mom originally explained all of...
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Curious to know what movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix Watch Instantly over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix. Here are some recommendations to get you started... Ava's Possessions (2015) Bring It On (2000) Pleasantville (1998) The Keeping Room (2015) Goosebumps (2015) We Are Still Here (2015)   ARRIVING: May 1: A Study in Sherlock (2016) Admiral (2015) Ava's Possessions (2015) Bring It On (2000) Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) Easy Living (Seasons 1-3) El Crítico (2013) FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998) Finger of God (2007) Gary Gulman: It's About...
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