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'The Aggression Scale' Director Steven C. Miller To Helm Loose Remake Of 'Silent Night, Deadly Night' With Malcolm McDowell

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 5, 2012 3:49 PM
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“PUNISH!” and “GARBAGE DAY!” are probably all expressions that fans of the “Silent Night, Deadly Night” films are used to hearing, as they are some of the key moments of gory absurdity in this increasingly convoluted and ridiculous series of slasher films. For those who don’t regularly attend midnight screenings at their local repertory theatre, the series started with the release of the controversial first film in 1984, which chronicled a disturbed individual who once saw his parents massacred by a man in a Santa suit on Christmas and is set off on a mad killing spree many years later as he unleashes bloodshed and many repressed memories of that evil bearded man. It has spawned four equally ridiculous sequels that featured survivors or various other individuals following in his footsteps. Well, like most horror properties with even a miniscule cult following, “Silent Night, Deadly Night,” is coming back with a fresh new coat of blood red paint.

Interview: 'Tent City USA' Director Steven Cantor Talks His Process, Documentary Storytelling & The Homelessness Issue

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • April 5, 2012 3:38 PM
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Premiering on OWN on Thursday night, “Tent City USA” documents the lives of a group of homeless people in Nashville and the trials and tribulations they face in their quest to finds homes and a community, no matter how one might conceive of it. Executive producer Gabriel Byrne spearheaded the project, produced exclusively for OWN, who are now branching out into documentary production for the channel in addition to broadcasting festival hits. Byrne brought on noted documentary filmmaker Steven Cantor (“Devil’s Playground,” “loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies”) to bring the story to life.

Cute Vintage Photo Of The Cast Of Characters In Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 2:54 PM
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With so much Cannes speculation kicking around here's one thing we know for sure: Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" will be opening the festival. And frankly, that's pretty damn exciting. So far, the film has looked like a solid return to live-action filmmaking for the director who detoured with the stop-motion animated "Fantastic Mr. Fox," and this latest peek at the movie shows his whimsy hasn't abated one bit.

'The Master' Reportedly Won't Be Ready For Cannes; 'The Paperboy,' 'Killing Them Softly' & 'Lawless' Are Contenders

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 2:34 PM
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Well, even though it turned out to be a gigantic fake that kind of pissed off Cannes Film Festival head Thierry Fremaux, if anything, that lineup got people talking again and new reports are surfacing about what might be appearing on the Croisette.

Brand New Photos Of Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen & More In 'On The Road'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 1:53 PM
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Well, we got the trailer for "On the Road" about a month ago, and since then a handful of character posters for Viggo Mortensen, Tom Sturridge, Amy Adams, Alice Braga and Elisabeth Moss, so how about a few more looks at the actual movie?

Hilarious: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Audio Outtakes Reveal Morgan Freeman Doesn't Understand The Series At All

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 1:07 PM
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While Warner Bros. has yet to push out the final leg of the "The Dark Knight Rises" marketing campaign, this will certainly suffice in the meantime. We don't know who you are anonymous internet comedians, but this is fucking gold.

Watch: Full Trailer For Oliver Stone's 'Savages' Arrives Starring Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 12:42 PM
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Look out, Spider-Man, because Oliver Stone is on your tail with one helluva cast. Opening just a few days after the webbed one goes 3D, "Savages" is hoping to cater to adults looking for a break from spidey slinging and this first full trailer certainly promises quite the diversion.

'Captain America: The First Avenger' Sequel Will Hit Theaters On April 4, 2014; Story Will Pick Up After 'The Avengers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 12:30 PM
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With Marvel now moving in earnest to find a director for the expected sequel to "Captain America: The First Avenger" they have gone ahead and announced a release date -- April 4, 2014.

'True Blood' & 'Battleship' Star Alexander Skarsgård To Topline Horror 'Hidden' For Warner Bros.

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 5, 2012 12:20 PM
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Alexander Skarsgård, the young offspring of the well-respected acting talent Stellan Skarsgård, hasn’t quite carved his niche out for himself just yet in the film world. Outside of women everywhere with HBO subscriptions who DVR every episode of horror soap “True Blood” to watch his ripped physique, his excellent spots in Lars Von Trier’s “Melancholia,” the HBO mini-series “Generation Kill,” and even his performance in the unnecessary Rod Lurie remake of Sam Peckinpah’s “Straw Dogs” have seemed to go unnoticed despite being praiseworthy. That should all change as he’s been lining up an impressive slate of films, including his first big blockbuster in the sci-fi board game remake “Battleship,” an epic Viking picture he’s producing and starring in, and a plum role opposite current indie darling Brit Marling in “Sound of My Voice” helmer Zal Batmanglij’s “The East.” Now he has another potentially mainstream-ready project to add to his busy slate.

Review: 'Your Brother. Remember?' A Touching Trip Down Memory Lane

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • April 5, 2012 12:00 PM
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Normally, something like Zachary Oberzan's “Flooding With Love for the Kid” is a concept to be scoffed at: the director, in the tiny confines of his apartment, adapted the novel “Rambo” was based on and played all of the characters himself. It sounds crude and generally unimpressive; a novelty destined for YouTube and nothing more. But ‘Flooding’ contains too much love, depth, and dedication to be so easily dismissed -- and though it likely still has its detractors (think of how many frustrated filmmakers bubbled with jealous ire), critics and audiences were tickled with Oberzan’s ability to not only nail the essence of childhood playtime, but to compose legitimately affecting sequences (you’ll laugh, you’ll cry) with so few resources.

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