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Watch: 'Room 237' Director Rodney Ascher's Short Doc 'S From Hell' About 1964 Screen Gems Logo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2013 1:01 PM
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If you thought Rodney Ascher's upcoming "Room 237" was the peak of cinematic obsession, poring over the minutiae of the vast well of conspiracy theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick's beautiful horror movie puzzle box "The Shining," get ready to tumble a bit further down the rabbit hole. A couple of years ago, Ascher got a bit of practice at peering way too closely at another cinematic oddity -- the old school Screen Gems logo.

Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso & Josh Peck Toplining Breakdancing Drama 'Planet B-Boy'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 27, 2011 3:20 AM
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Caity Lotz & Repulsive Woman-Beater Chris Brown Also In Cast, Film A Remake Of 2007 DocumentaryDance movies are big business these days, thanks to the success of the "Step Up" franchise. Cheap, generally star-free and with a steady audience, they are, if not quite a total home-run (as the Mary Elizabeth Winstead-fronted "Make It Happen" will attest), but a pretty good bet. Considering that, and the general fondness for 1980s nostalgia (hello "Footloose"), it's surprising that we haven't yet seen one that focuses entirely on the Ancient Greek art of breakdancing. That was the Ancient Greeks, right?

NYCC: Sony Debuts New Footage From 'Underworld: Awakening,' 'Total Recall' & 'Ghost Rider 2'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 16, 2011 3:16 AM
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On Saturday at the New York Comic-Con, Sony promised a panel dedicated to “Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance.” But in a bit of a surprise, they gave fans a first look at two other upcoming genre films on their slate. This being Comic-Con, people expected a glimpse of “The Amazing Spider-Man.” But aside from a stuffed mannequin hanging upside down on the showroom floor, promotion for the upcoming superhero tentpole was completely absent. Instead, Sony, gave us a Len Wiseman horror show.

Screen Gems To Remake TIFF Midnight Madness Hit 'The Raid' Without Original Director

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 21, 2011 1:19 AM
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At this year's Toronto International Film Festival, which proved relatively quiet in terms of breakout hits, one film has dominated the buzz among genre-fans: Indonesian actioner "The Raid." Focusing on a SWAT team attempting to take out a mobster in a tenement, and directed by ex-pat Welsh helmer Gareth Huw Evans, it's apparently an ultra-violent, breathless, stripped-down, genre classic, with some viewers drawing comparisons to "Die Hard" -- high praise indeed. (Watch the trailer below for a hint of what to expect).

Weekend Box Office: Families Complete The Circle Of Life, Pack Theaters For Movie They Own On DVD

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 18, 2011 3:49 AM
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Right now, some jerk at Disney is finding a way to use the term “circle of life” to define how they can release “The Lion King” anytime, and it will always make money. A 3D re-issue of the film became the number one weekend attraction by a very wide margin with $29 million, a huge middle finger to those who claim audiences are looking for something “fresh” or “new.”

Summer Just Got A Whole Lot Better: 'Attack The Block' Begins Rollout In Theaters July 29th

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 10, 2011 11:00 AM
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About six weeks in, and the report card for Summer 2011 isn't doing too badly: one instant near-classic in Paul Feig's "Bridesmaids," J.J. Abrams' mostly well-received "Super 8," a thoroughly decent animated sequel in "Kung-Fu Panda 2," two superhero entries that landed somewhere between better than expected ("Thor") and much better than expected ("X-Men: First Class") and a beguiling new Terrence Malick picture, plus a pair of excellent indies in the shape of "Beginners" and "Submarine." Sure there have been stinkers, like "The Hangover Part II" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," but overall the success rate is much higher than in the last few summers.

Weekend Box Office: 'Pirates 4' Scores Biggest Global Debut Of All-Time Despite Being A Shitty Movie

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 22, 2011 5:37 AM
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This weekend, Disney pooled their resources with Jerry Bruckheimer and produced an insta-blockbuster. Apathy is the name of the game with “Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” which scored the biggest bow of 2011 despite being a piece of shit that grossed lower in its opening frame than its two predecessors. “Dead Man’s Chest” and “At Worlds End” both cracked $100 million in their first domestic weekend, but even with the elevated 3D pricing, “Pirates 4” couldn’t cross nine digits.

'Attack The Block' Picked Up By Screen Gems For U.S. Distribution

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 6, 2011 7:37 AM
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So much for scaring off potential distributors. SXSW hit and potential genre classic "Attack the Block" has found a home, and it's a fairly nice one. Screen Gems, Sony's smaller genre division, has stepped up to the plate to distribute director Joe Cornish's thrilling debut film, an alien invasion thriller where nasty little creatures from outer space land in the slums of England.

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