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Jason Blum Talks Insidious/Sinister Director Shakeups, More Purges

10:54 PM 7/14/2014 by Fred Topel
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While Jason Blum has a virtual monopoly on the most successful horror movies, some of his staple directors are moving on. After directing The Fast and the Furious 7, James Wan left the Insidious franchise in the hands of screenwriter Leigh Whannell. Blum still expects he can convince Wan to make another horror movie for him, joking that it could be as soon as Insidious 4.

Lin Shaye Promises Elise's Hidden Past In Insidious: Chapter 3

12:37 AM 6/27/2014 by Fred Topel
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Lin Shaye attended the Saturn Awards to present awards to winning horror film The Conjuring and winning Young Actor Chloe Grace Moretz for Carrie. On the red carpet, I spoke to Shaye about the news that Dermot Mulroney was joining the cast for Insidious: Chapter 3. Shaye was excited to welcome him, but also told me that the third chapter would reveal much more about her character, the psychic and now spirit herself, Elise.

Kiefer Sutherland Talks Pompeii Villain, Finally Acting With His Father

1:34 PM 1/19/2014 by Fred Topel
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While Kiefer Sutherland was promoting the new 24: Live Another Day miniseries with the Television Critics Association, I asked him about the movies he filmed before returning to his trademark role of Jack Bauer. Sutherland shot the historical disaster movie Pompeii and the western Forsaken.
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FilmDistrict's 'Are We Officially Dating?' Now Titled 'That Awkward Moment'

deadline.com – FilmDistrict has changed the name of its Zac Efron-starrer. Formerly called Are We Officially Dating?, the pic which also stars Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, is now titled That Awkward Moment. It’s still set to bow wide on January 31, 2014. 5 years 43 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Spike Lee Unveils 'Oldboy' Remake with New Trailer

1:26 PM 7/10/2013 by Jeff Giles
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If you're going to go to the trouble of remaking someone else's movie, you can either slavishly recreate or try to stamp your own vision on the original. Now that Spike Lee has released the first trailer for his upcoming version of the Korean revenge classic Oldboy, we're getting a feel for which approach he decided to take.
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'Christ the Lord' Gets U.S. Distribution

variety.com – FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the upcoming “Christ the Lord” movie with plans for a release in March, 2015. The project, first announced in late 2011, is based on Anne Rice’s “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt.” Cyrus Nowrasteh will direct from a screenplay he penned with Betsy Nowrasteh. 6 years 3 weeks ago via brucelee

'Insidious: Chapter 2' Trailer Promises Insidious-er Horror

3:10 PM 6/5/2013 by Jeff Giles
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While it wasn't exactly hailed as a modern horror classic, 2011's Insidious performed respectably with critics and audiences, so naturally, we're creeping up on a sequel -- and now you can get your first look at Insidious: Chapter 2.
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Oldboy Stays Locked Up for Two More Weeks

comingsoon.net – Spike Lee's Oldboy is going to be staying in lockup for two extra weeks. FilmDistrict announced this morning that the manga adaptation will be hitting theaters October 25, rather than the previously-announced October 11. 6 years 8 weeks ago via jackiechan
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FilmDistrict Takes Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii

comingsoon.net – FilmDistrict announced today that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Constantin Film and Impact Pictures’ Pompeii , the period-based action film from acclaimed director Paul W.S. Anderson. 6 years 14 weeks ago via jackiechan

Review: Dead Man Down (Serving Dinner Cold and Revenge at Room Temperature)

10:13 AM 3/8/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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There’s as much schmaltz as art in the new thriller by Niels Arden Oplev, director of the Swedish Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. There’s also a major bait and switch organized by the film’s marketing campaign that adds so much to the tension I’m going to do my best not to spoil it; such things deserve preservation.
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