Second Alien: Covenant Prologue Reveals What Happened After Prometheus

In an attempt to generate interest for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant and also serve as a bridge from his return to the world he created in 1979 (Alien) in the form of 2012’s Prometheus, Warner Brothers Pictures recently released a second prologue video (“The Crossing”) for the upcoming film.

The video features the only survivors of Prometheus,  Elizabeth (Noomi Repace) and android David (Michael Fassbender), as they attempt to locate their “creators”, but even David’s sweet, mellow voice can’t downplay his disappointment and horror when they reach their destination at the end of the clip.

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David Fincher to Direct World War Z Sequel Starring Brad Pitt

Last summer, a rumor began circulating that David Fincher- one of the finest directors of our time- was being wooed by his longtime collaborator, Brad Pitt, into directing a sequel to 2013’s World War Z. Fincher’s aversion to mainstream blockbusters and his highly selective filmmaking process made the rumor seem unlikely at the time, but now it sounds like he is very close to making a deal to direct the film!

Variety reports that the project was put on hold so that Pitt could finalize his divorce from Angelina Jolie, but now Paramount Studio’s CEO, Jim Gianopulos, is eager to greenlight the film within a couple of weeks. Gianopulos has a relationship with Fincher that extends beyond his current role in the studio. They’ve collaborated in the past on Fight Club and Gone Girl. Production is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2018.

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Jeff Goldblum Returning to the Jurassic Franchise

Fans around the world rejoice as it is announced that Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) will be returning to the dino-world for Jurassic World 2. A cast that already boasts returning players Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard now gets what they did not have with Jurassic World: an original cast member.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today that has fans in such a tizzy. Jurassic World was certainly no slouch at the box office as it became the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time but adding Goldblum to the cast may be a way to help them top that mark.

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MTV to Reboot Scream with New Cast, New Showrunner, and Queen Latifah

Back on March 17th, we reported on a rumor that MTV’s Scream Season Three would be rebooted with a new cast and story. The speculation at the time was based on the show’s declining ratings (from 750,000 viewers per episode in Season One to 380,000 viewers per episode in Season Two), and the fact that key cast members were beginning to secure commitments to other shows (such as Willa Fitzgerald’s contract for Fox’s upcoming show, Behind Enemy Lines). While rumors about dramatic overhauls should always be taken with a grain of salt, this one turned out to be pretty much spot-on! MTV announced today that Season Three of Scream is “getting a total renovation,” with an all new showrunner, storyline, cast, and “flavor!”

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M. Night Shyamalan Announces Sequel to Split and Unbreakable

M. Night Shyamalan’s career has had more twists than the endings to his movies! He scored bigtime early in his career with hits like The Sixth SenseUnbreakable, and Signs before slipping into mediocrity with flops like The HappeningThe Last Airbender, and After Earth. He began to win back fans with 2015’s The Visit, but his real second chance came with this January’s Split. Made on a budget of just $9 million, the movie earned nearly $275 million worldwide! While this may not be enough to wash the taste of After Earth‘s $60 million domestic gross against a budget of $130 million, it’s certainly enough to show that Shyamalan can still make likable and financially successful movies when given a small budget.

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Plot Details Emerge About Monster Video Game Adaptation Rampage

According to SplashReport.com, the plot details to Brad Peyton’s upcoming monster video game Rampage adaptation have leaked.

The film (based on the 1986 Bally-Midway arcade game) is reportedly about a privately owned space station that is conducting secret experiments, and when the station is destroyed, “Three canisters from the crash land on Earth. One lands in the gorilla enclosure at the San Diego Zoo, the other in the plains of Wyoming and the last one in the Florida Everglades. The Griffin Technologies Group, headed by two siblings (Malin Akerman and Jake Lacy), tries to destroy any evidence of wrongdoing before the government finds out. It’s too late because the canisters have infected a gorilla named George, a wolf in Wyoming and an alligator. They start evolving and growing exponentially. To cover their track, the Griffin idiots decided to unleash a beacon that will make all three large animals head toward one destination: their head office located in the Willis Tower in Chicago.”

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Rest in Peace: The Silence of The Lambs Director Jonathan Demme Dead at 73

Jonathan Demme, the prolific director of films like Philadelphia and Rachel Getting Married, passed away this morning in New York due to complications related to esophageal cancer. His contributions to filmmaking include a diverse range of critical and financial film and television hits spanning from 1974 right up until his death. Horror fans know him for bringing Dr. Hannibal Lecter to life in one of the most terrifying, memorable, and influential films of the 1990’s: The Silence of the Lambs.

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Bates Motel – Season 5, Episode 10: The Cord Review and Analysis

We were promised a true end to this story. And we were rightfully reminded to bring our tissues. What an agonizing list of farewells…

Farewell #1: Alex Romero – Romero finally finds his way to Norma’s makeshift grave after letting his hostage go and heavily coercing “Norman” for directions. His vengeance hits the pause button when he sees her discolored (yet still beautiful) face. Watching the reunion from behind, “Norman” offers his sympathy, which unpauses the anger and summons a vicious beating. Romero returns to the grave, professing his love to Norma and promising her a better burial. In his broken and weepy state, he is an easy target for Norman who bashes him in the skull with a rock. Norman wins the ensuing struggle, gets ahold of Romero’s gun and does not hesitate to shoot twice. While he has not formally avenged his wife’s death, he manages to inflict a fatal wound with his dying words. “You killed your own mother,” he says. “You can’t hide from it.” And with this declaration, Norman is released from the psychological cocoon.

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Taissa Farmiga Cast as The Nun in The Conjuring Spinoff, The Nun

News on The Nun, the highly anticipated new spinoff movie based upon the creepy character first featured in The Conjuring 2, is coming in fast! Earlier this month, we learned that Oscar-nominated actor Demian Bichir is set to star in the film. Now, Deadline reports that Taissa Farmiga is set to play the young nun herself in the film!

There’s no one out there more qualified to play the nun in The Nun. Taissa Farmiga’s horror credits include American Horror Story and The Final Girls. Better yet, she is the little sister of Vera Farmiga, who plays Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring films! This creepy coincidence wasn’t lost on franchise creator and director, James Wan, who had this to say about the development on Twitter:

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Connecticut Cult Classics “Sci-Fi Madness” Festival Wrap-Up

On Saturday, April 22nd, Connecticut Cult Classics invaded the historic Strand Theater in Seymour, CT for the latest installment of its double-bill film festival.  Entitled “Sci-Fi Madness”, the cinematic voyage included two films that encapsulate the genre magnificently in Lady Terminator and Predator.  For some movie-goers, this was the first time seeing either cult film on the big screen (for the little-known gem Lady Terminator, that’s no huge surprise).  Founder and owner of CCC, Larry Dwyer, made sure that everyone went home happy and overflowing with goodies and celluloid memories to last a lifetime.

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