Movies/TV

Get Out Blu-Ray Release to Include Alternate Ending

Although Get Out is still adding to its phenomenal total at the box office (over $164 million at this point) , the film will certainly disappear from theaters in the upcoming weeks due to the kick-off of the summer movie season and increased competition for screens at theaters around the country.

For those who missed the theatrical release, or for fans who want to own the debut film from director Jordan Peele, the film’s blu-ray release on May 23rd will include something that no one has yet seen: an alternate ending to the film.

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Don’t Breathe Director Fede Alvarez to Create Film Set in Labyrinth Universe for TriStar

Jim Henson’s 1986 film, Labyrinth has been the subject of renewed interested as of late. Some of it is due to the film restoration and merchandise releases related to the movie’s 30th anniversary, and some of it is due to the unfortunate passing of David Bowie. Now’s a better time than ever for TriStar to renew the series, and Deadline reports that they’re planning to do just that. 

Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent, the announced Metal Gear Solid project) and Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead (2013), Don’t Breathe) are currently working on The Girl in the Spider’s Web for Sony as writer and director, respectively. When that project concludes, the two will move on to work on a project which takes place in the magical world established in Labyrinth. Here’s what the studio had to say to Deadline about the project:

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Bates Motel – Season 5, Episode 8: “The Body” Analysis and Recap

Let’s start by saying that I’m glad my neighbors didn’t call the police. If I heard me scream like that, I totally would have. Luckily, I let loose an equally loud (albeit awkward) laugh just to let anyone listening know that I was okay. If you’re unaware of why I shrieked, read on…

This week’s episode picks up moments after Norman’s frantic 9-1-1 call. Sitting in the front room with Sherriff Greene, he is still lucid. Terrified, but lucid. He begs to be out of that house and on his meds. While in the interrogation room, Norman haphazardly recalls the details of Sam Loomis’ murder. He can’t remember where the well is or why he killed Sam, mimicking a blackout that occurred after the act instead of during. Greene accuses Norman of making it all up to gain attention. In the holding cell, Norman takes his medication. Distraught that his confession is being questioned, he is unable to keep his doppelganger away. She angrily appears and tosses him to the floor. After forcing him to puke up the pills, she cuddles him and soothingly tells him that the world is cruel place undeserving of his kind soul. She then knocks him out cold on the corner of the stainless steel commode to remove him from the situation. At this point, Norman as we know him is gone….at least through the end of this episode. Possibly through the end of this series. And while we’ve grown accustomed to “seeing” Norma as Norman, she is now wearing his clothing, a step toward a deeper merging of both personas. Our views of Norman smoothly transition between the physical forms of male and female – so fluid that Norman’s reflection in the holding cell window has long, blonde hair. For crying out loud, what do I even call this incarnation going forward? How about “Norman”? Sure. Let’s go with that.

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“Another Evil” Trailer Debuts

Dark Sky Films released a trailer today for its upcoming film “Another Evil.” Written and directed by Carson Mell (Eastbound & Down and Silicon Valley), the horror comedy stars Steve Zissis (Roadies, Togetherness) and Jennifer Irwin (The Goldbergs, Halt and Catch Fire) as a husband and wife dealing with their own haunted vacation home. Mark Proksch (Better Call Saul, Son of Zorn) stars as a quirky ghost hunter helping the couple catch their would-be demons. The film will be available in select theaters and on VOD on May 5, 2017.

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Trailer Debuts for The Mist

Spike gave fans a first look at what to expect in their new series, The Mist by debuting the trailer tonight. The trailer, which is just over 90 seconds gives us a glimpse of the and drama and anarchy set to come.

The 10-episode series follows the residents of Bridgeville, Maine as a mysterious mist rolls into town, cutting them off from the rest of the world. Friends are turned into foes and the rules of society quickly break down.

The Mist stars Morgan Spector, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Alyssa Sutherland, Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie and Luke Cosgrove.

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Walking Dead Fans Troll United Airlines With Images of Negan as New Customer Service Director; Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Draws Attention to United’s Dress Code Policies

Although not everyone agrees on the quality of last season’s The Walking Dead, all fans can agree that using the bat-wielding villain Negan in an internet Twitter meme is an appropriate tool for trolling and reacting to a viral video that has brought much unwanted attention to United Airlines customer service policy.

USA Today is reporting that “United has been under siege since videos of Sunday night’s violent confrontation on the plane at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport went viral, drawing hundreds of millions of views around the world. Social media outrage rained down on the Chicago-based airline.”

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Rights for “Hostage to the Devil” Acquired by Penchant Entertainment

When I was a teenager I went through a period where all I wanted to read about were serial killers and demons. Surprising, right? Well, during my trips to various bookstores to relieve them of their wares, one of the books that caught my attention was Father Malachi Martin’s Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans. Besides having a killer title, the author was a priest named Malachi! As a Stephen King-loving horror nut, I figured that this book was made for me.

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Fancy Popcorn Causes Gale Anne Hurd to Leave Screening of The Terminator

In Season 9 of On Cinema at the Cinema, the satirical movie review web series by Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington, Tim opens a luxury movie theater called Six Bag Cinemas. Throughout the season, this location has provided for a variety of scenarios which lampoon hipster-esque “premium” movie theaters with menus featuring fancy food and wine selections. In recent episodes, Gregg takes to sneaking in his own popcorn to avoid having to eat Six Bag Cinemas’ truffle oil popcorn… a snack he finds both disgusting and offensive.

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Oculus Director Mike Flanagan Working on The Haunting of Hill House Series for Netflix

Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House, inspired both a 1963 film adaptation by director Robert Wise and a 1999 CGI spectacle starring Liam Neeson and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Now, Variety reports that writer-director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil) is in the early stages of creating a 10-episode series for Netflix which will be based upon the world of Jackson’s novel.

The original novel all but established the “mysterious strangers in a haunted house” concept which would later be popularized by a variety of imitations. The new series is being described as a “modern re-imagining” of the novel. Flanagan will executive produce the series along with longtime collaborator Trevor Macy, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank. Amblin TV and Paramount TV will produce the series.

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Teaser Video Released for The X-Files: Cold Cases

Audible has released a teaser video for The X-Files: Cold Cases, a new audiobook series based on a graphic novel series written by Joe Harris. Series creator Chris Carter will provide creative direction for the project, and the series will feature the voices of franchise favorites David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and more. You can watch the entire clip below:

 
Some fans will surely be thrilled to see some of their favorite faces in the clip, even if they’ll have to imagine them when listening to the final product! No worries, though, Fox remains committed to creating more episodes of The X-Files for their more visual fans out there; and we’ll be sure to deliver the scoop on that project as soon as it becomes available!

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