28 Jun

David Harbour Doubts ‘Hellboy’ Sequel Will Happen, Surprising No One

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The Hellboy reboot arrived in theaters in April, and it was gone in a flash. The R-rated reboot of the Dark Horse comics hero starring David Harbour pulled in $21.9 million at the box office, less than half of the $50 million it cost to make the movie. Based on that, pretty much no one […]

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28 Jun

Daily Podcast: Why Is Galaxy’s Edge Not Busy? Comic Speculation and Your ‘Toy Story 5’ Pitches

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On the June 28, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, and senior writer Ben Pearson to discuss the latest film and TV news, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Comic-Con and One Day at a Time. And in the Mail Bag, we’ll be reading some […]

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28 Jun

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Wants Melissa McCarthy as Sea Witch Ursula

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Melissa McCarthy might be getting ready to go under the sea, because Disney wants the Can You Ever Forgive Me actress to play the villainous Ursula in their live-action The Little Mermaid remake. The sea witch character in the Disney original offers mermaid Ariel a Faustian bargain to grow legs and live on the land to seduce a […]

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28 Jun

King-Size Summer to Bring the Cinema of Stephen King to the Alamo Drafthouse

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Stephen King movie adaptations are experiencing a bit of a resurgence lately, but they’re nothing new. King adaptations have been thriving since Brian De Palma’s Carrie in 1976, resulting in some genuinely great – and some not-so-great – films over the years. To celebrate the impending release of the latest King adaptation, It Chapter Two, the Alamo […]

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28 Jun

‘Yesterday’ and the Weirdest, Wildest Use of Beatles Music in the Movies

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Danny Boyle’s film Yesterday asks a provocative question – how would the world be different if the Beatles had never existed for anyone else around you? Would playing them these songs elicit the same emotional response these tunes have had for decades, or would they be considered merely a bunch of twee melodies suitable for […]

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28 Jun

‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ Will Bring Back ‘Hill House’ Star Victoria Pedretti

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The Haunting of Hill House season 2, The Haunting of Bly Manor, will have at least one familiar face. Victoria Pedretti, who broke out in a big way in the first season as Nell, has landed the lead role in the second season of Netflix’s anthology series. Whereas Hill House drew on Shirley Jackson’s iconic haunted house […]

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28 Jun

How ‘Slumber Party Massacre II’ Rewrote the Language of the Slasher Horror Film – and Became One of the Great Queer Horror Movies

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One of the most sexualized subgenres of horror, the slasher film lives in a voyeuristic place where the male gaze is king, and women are but tidy little morsels to be hacked up and consumed. It started with films like Peeping Tom (1960), whose name itself is a dead giveaway to the appetites and predilections […]

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28 Jun

Video: Why are ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ and Disneyland Not Busy on Opening Week?

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You can walk right into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge right now at Disneyland without a problem, on the first week the land has been open to the public without reservations. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure both seem to be empty. The standby lines for some of the most popular rides in the parks are the […]

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28 Jun

Pop Culture Imports: Getting in the Robot With Hideaki Anno and ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’

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(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) I’m doing something a little different this week in celebration of the Netflix release of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the seminal anime series that has launched a million essays and even more memes. This entry of Pop Culture Imports is […]

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28 Jun

USA Orders ‘Masters of Doom’ Pilot, Following the Rise of the ‘Doom’ Video Game Franchise

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Doom is one of the most popular video games ever made. It started the craze of bloody, violent first-person shooters. But did you know that the creation of the video game turned two best friends into bitter rivals? If not, you’ll find out that story soon enoug. USA Network has ordered a pilot based on […]

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