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The Writer of Back to the Future: Part II Blames Universal for Netflix’s Weirdly Censored Version of the Film

If you'd watched Back to the Future: Part II when it first hit Netflix in the U.S. this week, you might have noticed a little something was missing. According to the writer of the series, it wasn’t exactly Netflix’s fault. Read More >>

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The Greatness of Jurassic Park Comes From Its Many Bad Ideas

Bad ideas are the fuel that makes good stories go. If characters in movies, books, television, etc. made good choices all the time, we wouldn’t enjoy sharing in their trials and tribulations half as much. While thinking about that idea, the first thing that jumped into my mind was a film built off the back of one very bad idea – Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. Read More >>

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The New Battlestar Galactica Has Found Its Showrunner

Though Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail will still be a part of Peacock’s upcoming reimagining of Battlestar Galactica, he will not be the primary creative force. That job is going to Michael Lesslie. Read More >>

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Universal Angers Cinema Chains by Suggesting It’ll Release Films on Demand After the Pandemic

AMC Theaters, owners of Odeon here in the UK, and Cineworld, have made it clear that they won't be showing any Universal movies at their cinemas following comments from the company about its plans for film releases post-pandemic. Read More >>

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This Video Essay Tries to Explain the Disaster That is Cats

In the not-so-distant past, Cats was the most fascinating and baffling thing we’d ever seen. Tom Hoopper’s wildly unnecessary and just plain wild adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about cats pining for the sweet embrace of death is a profound, transfixing disaster. It raises a lot of questions. Namely, what? and why? Read More >>

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Fast and Furious Joins the Lego Family With Dom’s Dodge Charger

Lego has always been a family-friendly toy and now it’s getting friendly with a franchise that’s all about family: Fast and Furious. Read More >>

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Unfortunately, There’s No Butthole Cut of Cats

If you've been mighty confused as to why the hashtag “ReleaseTheButtholeCut” was trending on social media this week, you were not alone. The whole thing was a little dark and messy. Read More >>

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Disney, Universal Shut Down Film Production Over Concern About the Novel Coronavirus [Update: The Batman, Too]

Shutdowns continue to sweep film and television, as alongside TV producers like Netflix, Amazon, Apple and the CW, Disney and Universal have suspended production on nearly all of their live-action films. Read More >>

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How the Novel Coronavirus is Going to Impact the Entertainment Industry

The confirmation of the novel coronavirus – or covid-19 – as a pandemic this week has come among a sea of event cancellations, as companies and event managers begin to wrestle with the reality of mitigating the spread of a virus predicted to potentially infect millions. In the world of entertainment, right now that’s meant delayed movie premieres and cancelled cons like ECCC and SXSW. It’s an impact that continues to be hammered home on a daily, if not hourly, basis at this point. Read More >>

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Dracula Will Rise Again From Director Karyn Kusama

We’ve known for awhile that Invisible Man was just the beginning of Universal’s “let’s try this again” revival of its monster series (after the Dark Universe flopped). Now, there’s another classic joining the list of upcoming projects: a brand-new take on Dracula from a director with major horror cred. Read More >>

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James Wan Is Developing a New Monster Movie For Universal

Universal is never going to stop dreaming of monsters. Read More >>

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How to Make the Other Universal Monsters Scary Again

Dracula. The Wolf Man. The Mummy. The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Frankenstein(’s monster) and the Bride of Frankenstein(’s Monster). They’re all icons of cinematic horror, many for nearly a century – and that’s the problem. Read More >>

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The First Candyman Trailer Provides New Terrors and Buckets of Blood

Hollywood did it with Freddy and they did it with Jason. They did it with Michael, Chucky, and Leatherface too. Now, finally, Hollywood is reimagining Candyman and your terrifying first look is here. Read More >>

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The Invisible Man Reminds Us of Real-World Horrors But Fails to Live Up to a Long Legacy

Since Claude Rains first donned the moniker of H.G. Wells’ invisible man in 1933, Hollywood has struggled to raise the character above his sightless premise. Numerous takes on Rains’ character came out between the ‘30s and ‘40s, and the story has been adapted many times over since then. Now, with Universal hoping to resurrect its damaged Dark Universe of horror characters, it’s time to give The Invisible Man another shot. Gone is Rains’ flamboyant portrayal of a scientist gone mad and in its place is a story about gaslighting and abuse. Despite Elisabeth Moss’ affecting performance, Leigh Whannell’s script crumbles under the weight of wanting to please all comers. Read More >>