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Hilary Swank Horror Flick 'The Resident' Pretty Much Going Straight To DVD

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2010 4:11 AM
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It's been a hard fall for two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank. Ever since she took her second statue for Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby" way back in 2004, she's had a string of bad films, bad luck or both. Brian DePalma's "The Black Dahlia" had all the pieces of a great movie but was done in by the director pushing every facet of the production into hysterics. "Freedom Writers" was an ill-advised attempt to go into "Dangerous Minds" territory and while she scored a hit with the manipulative romantic dramedy "P.S. I Love You," the indie flick "Birds Of America" and horror fare "The Reaping" were non-starters. Even her big wide swings at Oscar attention -- last year's flightless "Amelia" and this year's less than captivating "Conviction" -- have been huge misses.

Stephen King Names 'Let Me In' The Best Movie Of 2010

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 24, 2010 5:57 AM
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Geeks love to champion films but it seems that this year, they either stayed away or couldn't convince anyone other than their Internet friends to go to the movies. "Kick-Ass" and "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" failed to set the box office on fire, but perhaps most deserving of mainstream appreciation and fanboy admiration, Matt Reeves' "Let Me In" was unfairly and unfortunately overlooked when it hit theaters last month.

Universal And Sony Find New Fall 2011 Dates For 'The Thing' And 'Moneyball'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 23, 2010 11:43 AM
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Running a studio is a lot like playing chess. You really have to know how to utilize your pieces and position them for success, but also be aware of what the opposition is up to. Sometimes you have to sacrifice a pawn in order to make a bigger score, and sometimes gambles don't pay off. As such, people suspected that Universal was exposing a weakness when they yanked "The Thing" from its April release date for reshoots.

'Quarantine'/'Devil' Directors To Helm Pretty Racist-Sounding Cambodian Horror Movie 'The Coup'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 23, 2010 2:36 AM
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Horror directors John and Drew Dowdle are no strangers to controversy. They first came to the attention of the genre crowd back in 2007 with "The Poughkeepsie Tapes," a found-footage serial killer picture that went down so badly with a crowd of horror geeks at a now-legendary screening during Ain't It Cool's Butt-Numb-A-Thon Festival, that it's barely seen the light of day since.

Eli Roth To Produce Two Horror Films 'Clown' & 'Aftershock'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 4:57 AM
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How do you make it to Hollywood? Apparently, all you have to do is produce a fake movie trailer that barely becomes an Internet meme and put Eli Roth's name on it.

The Inevitable 'Paranormal Activity 3' Will Hit Theaters On October 21, 2011

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2010 8:19 AM
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With "Saw" presumably torturing its last victim this past Halloween, it looks like a new horror franchise is set to take over in delivering yearly scares with increasingly diminished returns.

Remake Of Irwin Allen Killer Bee Movie 'The Swarm' In The Works

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 17, 2010 2:03 AM
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In the last week or so, there've been whispers of a project on tracking boards and in the likes of Production Weekly: a potential remake of Irwin Allen's 1978 disaster movie "The Swarm." Featuring an all-star cast including the likes of Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Chamberlain, Olivia de Havilland, Patty Duke, Slim Pickens, Fred MacMurray and Henry Fonda battling killer bees in Texas, the film was a notorious flop, being pulled from theaters after two weeks, while Caine calls it the worst film of his career (no mean feat, considering some of his 70s/80s fare).

Additional Shooting On 'The Thing' The Reason For The Film's Delay

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 16, 2010 3:08 AM
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Yesterday when we reported that Universal had pulled "The Thing" from their schedule we said that we smelled reshoots, and it turns out we were half right.

Universal Pulls 'The Thing' From Schedule, Pierre Morel Scared Off 'Ouija'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 15, 2010 3:04 AM
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'Fast Five' Drives Into Former Release Date For 'The Thing'A sudden reshuffling has led to some murmuring about what is going on over at Universal. Host to a number of underperformers both small ("Scott Pilgrim") and huge ("Green Zone," "The Wolf Man") over the last year, the studio is being forced to re-evaluate their decision-making. As a result, POOF, "The Thing," their big April pre-summer release, is gone from the schedule. In its place on April 29, 2011 is "Fast Five," the fifth movement in the "Fast And The Furious" concerto.

Chad Michael Murray, Abigail Spencer & Katee Sackhoff Ready 'The Haunting In Georgia'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2010 6:35 AM
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But Will Actually Shoot In LouisianaAre you ready for more PG-13 thrills? Gold Circle Films, producers behind the "The Haunting in Connecticut" are getting ready to scare you in a whole other state!

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