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Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Critters' - 1986

May 29th, 2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Critters'
After chatting this week with a female authority on all things horror (I bow!), one of her favorites sprung to mind for some deserving past work praise – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Even though the below selection is vastly seen as a Gremlins rip-off of sorts (and it is at times – let’s be frank!), there’s more than enough alien awesome to make it a B-movie classic. Quirky kids, hot sisters, dim heroes, face changing bounty hunters and furballs with big teeth and even bigger appetites – watch out for them…"Critters!"

The Brown family are a typical rural Kansas farm clan – ha...
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Batfleck Is In 'Suicide Squad'

May 29th, 2015 12:04pm EDT
Ben Affleck To Bring Batman To 'Suicide Squad,' Seen Filming Car
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice won't be the only DC Comics superhero film that Ben Affleck will star in as the Caped Crusader -- it appears that he'll be reprising the role for next summer's Suicide Squad.

The actor was spotted on the streets of Toronto last week and his stunt-double (who looks an awful lot like him) was filming a scene opposite Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) and the stunt double for Jared Leto's Joker on Wednesday.

Some of the action was even caught on video and posted to YouTube, with the stars involved in a car chase that gives us a great look at the newly redesigned...
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'Barely Lethal' Director Kyle Newman On The Lure Of Lethal Ladies

May 29th, 2015 11:15am EDT
Interview: 'Barely Lethal' Director Kyle Newman On The Lure Of L
As a director, there’s nobody better to helm an action fantasy set in high school more than a filmmaking fanboy Kyle Newman. As the talent behind the famed flick Fanboys, Newman has shown that pop culture and a creative sensibility are his wheelhouse and now he brings it all to a new outing entitled "Barely Lethal." (Currently available on DirecTV and hitting theaters on May 29 from A24.) The film stars Hailee Steinfeld as a special ops agent trained from a young girl who upon reaching her teenage years decides to go out, fake her own death and experience high school life for real. Also...
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Actor Abruptly Drops Out of Film

May 29th, 2015 10:47am EDT
Henry Cavill Pulls Out Of 'Stratton' Days Before Filming Was Sch
Just five days before filming was expected to start on "Stratton," actor Henry Cavill has dropped out of the project.

Cavill teamed up with his brother Charlie and developed the project through their Promethean Productions company. It was supposed to be Cavill's first credit as a producer. However, Cavill butted heads with writers over the script and decided to drop out.

GFM Films, which is financing the project, said in a statement: "It is with great regret that we announce that Henry Cavill has pulled out of Stratton due to creative differences on the script of the movie. With productio...
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'Jaws' Is Back...For A Limited Release

May 29th, 2015 9:25am EDT
'Jaws' Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Big-Screen Release
If you missed seeing "Jaws" on the big screen, now's your chance. Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures are commemorating the film's 40th anniversary with special screenings of the thriller in select theaters on June 21 and June 24.

Prior to the showing, TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will "give insight into how this classic still makes us think twice about jumping in that water," according to Fathom Events.

The 1975 "Best Picture" nominee centers on a giant great white shark, which arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort. The beast wreaks havoc with bloody atta...
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Jonny Quest Finally Finds Its Director

May 28th, 2015 11:10pm EDT
Jonny Quest
Robert Rodriguez has signed on to direct a live-action film adaptation of classic 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon series Johnny Quest.

The director is set to rewrite the script with Terry Rossio, whose credits include the stories, characters and screenplays of the films in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Mask of Zorro and (uh-oh) The Lone Ranger.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film had been in limbo for years after producers Dan Lin and Adrian Askarieh began the project in 2007, having come close to getting the film to the big screen in 2010 with Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnso...
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Mother Of Dragons Emilia Clarke Was Offered 'Fifty Shades' Role

May 28th, 2015 2:25pm EDT
Emilia Clarke Turned Down 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' - Her Reason Ma
Emilia Clarke, most known for playing Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen in HBO's "Game Of Thrones," was offered the role of Anastasia Steele in "Fifty Shades of Grey." Dakota Johnson, daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, wound up taking the part.

Clarke told Marie Claire UK, "I really wanted to work with [director] Sam Taylor-Johnson because she's f---ing amazing. But there is a huge amount of nudity in the film. I'll never say, 'I'm never doing nudity' because I've already done it, but I thought I might get stuck in a pigeonhole that I would have struggled to get out of."

Cla...
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Dances With Films Festival 2015 - 'What To See'

May 28th, 2015 11:15am EDT
Dances With Films 2015
With a barrage of way too many big budget studio flops lately, nothing delivers divine diversity more then a film festival and for those who live in Los Angeles your cinematic prayers have been answered! Starting today the very illustrious Dances With Films Festival 2015 (Year 18 and counting!) will be taking place at the TLC Chinese Theaters (Hollywood & Highland) from May 28-June 7. (Head over to www.danceswithfilms.com for more info!) The fest, which started way back in 1988, focuses on films by folks fresh out of the movie gate with vision, creativity and a true indie spirit. We’re ...
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Scoop On The Next 'Fast & Furious' Film

May 27th, 2015 9:14am EDT
Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel has once again indicated that "Fast & Furious 8" will be set in New York.

On Tuesday, the posted an image on Instagram with the "Fast & Furious 8" logo and the New York skyline in the background. He captioned the image: #TorettoTuesday. Diesel plays Dominic Toretto in the franchise. The upcoming film will open in theaters in April, 2017.

Early last month the star also teased about the film's next location. He told Jimmy Kimmel: "You know I always think of these films multiple pictures in advance. I think of them as trilogies. So, Kurt Russell came in for this movie ["Furious 7"...
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Hawaiians Are Quite Upset About New Film 'Aloha'

May 26th, 2015 9:10am EDT
Native Hawaiians Slam Cameron Crowe's 'Aloha' For Insulting Thei
The Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) is very unhappy with Cameron Crowe's new film "Aloha" for not including enough Asian-Pacific Islanders in the project.

MANAA representative Guy Aoki told the New York Post in a press release, "Caucasians only make up 30 percent of the population (of Hawaii), but from watching this film, you'd think they made up 99 percent.

"This comes in a long line of films - The Descendants, 50 First Dates, Blue Crush, Pearl Harbor - that uses Hawaii for its exotic backdrop but goes out of its way to exclude the very people who live there. It's an ins...
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