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3 bonding exercises to help strengthen your team dynamics amid the Great Resignation

Scheduling game nights is one way to improve team bonds at work. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images At a time when workers are quitting in record numbers, bonding activities are important to strengthen company culture. Some companies schedule regular 'anything but work' check-ins to connect on a more personal level. Game nights, trivia contests, and welcome lunches can also help improve team dynamics. It's cheesy, but it works. So says Frank B. Mengert, founder and CEO of ebm, a North ...
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Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers Ending Explained: 'Evil Dies Tonight,' In 1988

This franchise has been through a lot. For all of their talk on doing away with the lore of its sequels, the makers of "Halloween Kills" sure are digging in the crates for inspiration on the follow-up to David Gordon Green's 2018 effort, "Halloween," itself a sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 original. "Halloween" (1978) has since gotten eleven sequels and two retcons in 1998 and 2018, so there's a lot of continuity gumbo happening — it's enough to turn any new "Halloween" fan off from delving int...
Tags: Movies, Green, John, North America, Smith, Writers Guild Of America, Jamie Lee Curtis, Paramount, Michael, Jamie, John Carpenter, Hill, Myers, Loomis, Carpenter, Meeker


State Sen. Tim Carpenter "wasn’t acting like an ally. He was filming them and frightening" the protesters, and now "we’re talking about a white man who holds a powerful position."

Said Jessa Nicholson Goetz, lawyer for the defendant Kerida O'Reilly, quoted in  "State senator who was battered during 2020 protest said he came Downtown to a 'hornet's nest'" (Wisconsin State Journal). Carpenter testified he did not know that [the protesters had forbidden photography], but said he considers himself an ally of the Black Lives Matter movement. He paused to take a picture before walking from his car to his Capitol office, he said, not realizing his phone was set to shoot video. H...
Tags: Law, Protests, Wisconsin, Madison, Capitol, Carpenter, Ann Althouse, Euphemisms, Tim Carpenter, Jessa Nicholson Goetz, Capitol Square, Destruction Of Art, Hans Christian Heg, Sen Tim Carpenter, Kerida O Reilly, Wisconsin State Journal Carpenter


The Daily Stream: John Carpenter Does A Lot With A Little In Prince Of Darkness

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Prince of Darkness"Where You Can Stream It: Peacock (with ads)The Pitch: When a mysterious cylinder full of green liquid is discovered under a Los Angeles church, a priest commissions a local professor and his graduate students to perform tests to discover what it is. The liquid turns out to be Satan (or at least part of ...
Tags: Movies, News, Los Angeles, Earth, Jesus Christ, John Carpenter, Carpenter, Donald Pleasence, Victor Wong, Birack


Halloween Kills: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Michael Myers returns in the blood-soaked sequel Halloween Kills, once again terrorizing the denizens of Haddonfield, Illinois with an arsenal of sharp objects and lots of heavy breathing. Tellingly, I actually quite enjoyed David Gordon Green’s follow-up to John Carpenter’s Halloween; though the pic is violent to an uncomfortable degree, the good definitely outweighs the bad with this one. Let’s delve into everything that worked (the Good), didn’t quite work (the Bad), and sucked worse than Hal...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Action, Green, Karen, Cameron, Bill Murray, John, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael, Ray, John Carpenter, Myers, Dylan, Loomis, Carpenter


The 31 Scariest Movie Scenes Ever

Everyone loves a good scare, and there are plenty of them — a century of horror movies has seen to that. If there's something out there that unsettles you, makes your skin crawl, or convinces you to sleep with the lights on, there's almost certainly a film that taps into it. There's no shortage of good horror movies or scares. But what about the great ones? Hell, what about the greatest ones? As the days grow shorter and the nights grow cooler, we decided to tackle that question directly. /Film ...
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13 Movies Like A Quiet Place That Are Definitely Worth Watching

"A Quiet Place" was a refreshing original sci-fi horror movie that became a sensation when it debuted in 2018. It couldn't have come sooner. While great horror films were being produced by indie distributors like A24 and Neon, studio horror films of the time tended to be cheap found footage projects and lazy teen slasher flicks. A change of pace was very welcome.Director John Krasinski developed the original premise with co-writers Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, crafting a post-apocalyptic world wh...
Tags: London, Movies, California, Nasa, Earth, Roger Ebert, New Zealand, New Orleans, Suicide Squad, Danny Boyle, Graham, Mars, James Gunn, Ridley Scott, George Romero, Samantha


David Gordon Green Got Input From John Carpenter For All Of His Halloween Movies [Exclusive]

The 1978 horror classic "Halloween" was a singular vision from the minds of writer/director John Carpenter and writer/producer Debra Hill. Carpenter famously agreed to make the flick for only $10,000, which included his work writing, directing, and writing all of the music for the film. So when David Gordon Green co-wrote and directed the 2018 "Halloween" sequel/soft reboot and its subsequent sequel, "Halloween Kills," he knew whose input mattered most. In an interview with /Film's Jack Giroux, ...
Tags: Movies, News, Green, John Carpenter, Carpenter, Cody, David Gordon Green, Michael Myers, Daniel Davies, Nick Castle, Tommy Wallace, Debra Hill Carpenter, Jack Giroux Green, The Shape Green


12 Movies To Watch If You Loved Halloween Kills

"Halloween Kills" is sensational. As our own Marshall Shaffer remarked in his review, the movie "manages to put a playful but petrifying spin on mythology without resorting to cheap self-referentiality," and he is absolutely right. "Halloween Kills" is stacked to the rafters with gory kills, franchise callbacks, and familiar faces, including Nancy Stephens and Kyle Richards as older versions of the same characters they played in John Carpenter's original. Available to watch now both in theaters ...
Tags: Post, New York, Texas, Movies, Amc, Stephen King, Los Angeles, Green, Groucho Marx, Netflix, Jamie Lee Curtis, Grace, Michael, Max, Erin, John Carpenter


Halloween Kills Director David Gordon Green Made A Rock 'N' Roll Sequel [Interview]

"Halloween Kills" is a bloodbath. Director David Gordon Green's sequel turns up the gore, the comedy, and the pace in the sequel to the hit reboot, which brought Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) back. Like most sequels, "Halloween Kills" goes bigger, especially in the kills department. Not only are they nasty and impressive pieces of craftsmanship from the VFX department, but they are surprising — sometimes even shocking. Green wanted the sequel to go a little nuts, especially after earning the ...
Tags: Movies, News, Green, John Carpenter, Scott, Danny, Carpenter, Davies, Cody, Haddonfield, Paul Rudd, David Gordon Green, Blumhouse, Michael Myers, Daniel Davies, Chris Nelson


Halloween Kills Interview: Anthony Michael Hall on Portraying Tommy Doyle

The highly anticipated horror film Halloween Kills is out this week and marks the return of Michael Myers. Joining a cast filled with returning faces is Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle, who was previously portrayed by Brian Andrews and Paul Rudd. “Minutes after Laurie Strode, her daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her li...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Horror, Karen, David, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy, Michael, Jamie, Kyle, Myers, Lindsay, Carpenter, Tommy, Laurie, Haddonfield


Halloween Ends Will 'Make People Very Angry,' Jamie Lee Curtis Teases

Just a few weeks away from The Night He Came Home and on the eve of the release of David Gordon Green's "Halloween Kills," star Jamie Curtis is here to give everyone one last scare. "Kills" is Green's second film in the resurrected, Blumhouse-backed "Halloween" franchise, a sequel to "Halloween" (2018). In it, Laurie Strode (Curtis) teams up with two other generations of Strode women to face down and give Michael Myers the sound defeat he's been needing since John Carpenter and Debra Hill origin...
Tags: Movies, News, Green, Venice, Smith, Michael, John Carpenter, Curtis, Carpenter, Laurie, Haddonfield, David Gordon Green, Blumhouse, Jamie Curtis, Michael Myers, Debra Hill


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's vaccine mandate ban won't make airlines or other large businesses drop their plans, legal experts say

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday banning vaccine mandates in the state. Legal experts told Insider the order is unlikely to have an impact on large businesses that will have to comply with a proposed federal vaccine mandate. Law professor Dale Carpenter called Abbott's order "more of a political statement than a legal statement." Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order banning vaccine mandates in the state is un...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Texas, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, University Of Houston, Biden, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Reuters, Carpenter, SMU


10 Horror Movies That Were Cursed In Real Life

Horror films make for particularly tortured productions. Historically, they have higher odds of spooking out their cast, crew, and audiences. The late '60s and the '70s were a particularly ripe time for genre films that unsettled both on and off camera; movies like "Rosemary's Baby," "The Exorcist," and "The Omen" were all released within 10 years of each other, and remain some of the best-regarded horror films of all time. As we'll see, these productions were also plagued by on-set strangeness,...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, West, Catholic, Charles Manson, Ed, Warner Bros, New England, Rosemary, Mia Farrow, Laura Linney, Indiewire, Lee, Annabelle, Eric


Scream Trailer Breakdown: It's Happening Again And We're Taking A Closer Look

The trailer for next year's wildly anticipated "Scream," the fifth installment in the series in case the title was confusing, is finally here!  And naturally, we're combing over every shot to search for clues as to who's donning the iconic Ghostface mask this time. So put on your detective hats and break out your best Gale Weathers impression, because we have a killer to catch in our latest trailer breakdown. What do directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett ("Ready or Not") have in stor...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Wes, Connecticut, Sydney, Sam, Nancy, Gore, Judy, John Carpenter, Don, Richie, Mindy, Vince


United States: Aftermath Of Carpenter: An Empirical Study Of Fourth Amendment Law, 2018-2021 - Perkins Coie LLP

A forthcoming Harvard Law Review article reviewed 857 cases that cited Carpenter v. United States, the landmark Supreme Court Fourth Amendment case...
Tags: News, United States, Harvard Law Review, Carpenter, Perkins Coie LLP


The Manor Director Axelle Carolyn Dishes On Her Nursing Home-Bound Horror [Interview]

Axelle Carolyn is a one-woman indie horror powerhouse. In 2015, she inspired a handful of horror directors to contribute to "Tales of Halloween," a horror anthology centered on the best holiday. She went on to direct episodes of "American Horror Story," "Creepshow," and "The Haunting of Bly Manor," cementing herself as a person to watch in horror. Now she's teamed with the folks at Amazon and Blumhouse for "The Manor," one of the new crop of "Welcome to the Blumhouse" films. In "The Manor," writ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, News, Sarah Paulson, John Carpenter, Carpenter, Barbara, Carolyn, Blumhouse, John Wick, Mike Flanagan, Frances Conroy, Sandy King, Axelle Carolyn, Bly Manor, Axelle Carolyn Dishes


The 15 Best '70s Horror Movies Ranked

The '70s was a decade marked by social and political upheaval, including the Nixon and the Watergate scandal, the Vietnam War and the antiwar movement, the fight for women's liberation and civil rights, and a conservative backlash to the freewheeling counterculture that began in the '60s. With so much happening on the cultural front, it's no wonder that the '70s was a peak era for cinema, and an incredible decade for horror movies. The '70s saw a slew of maverick directors forging what are still...
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New Halloween Kills Clips Feature Halloween, Kills

"And on the eve before Samhain it would stir, and if the lust were powerful enough, it would rise to fulfill the curse invoked so many Samhains before. Then the people would bolt their doors. Scant good it did them, for the thing laughed at locks and bolts, and besides, there were the unwary. Always the unwary."If you squint real hard, the above prologue to Curtis Richards' "Halloween" film novelization actually spells "unlimited sequels." Richards' 1979 novel, based upon John Carpenter and Debr...
Tags: Movies, News, Karen, Jason Blum, Michael, John Carpenter, Hill, Lindsey, Curtis, Myers, Carpenter, Laurie, Haddonfield, Samhain, Michael Myers, Blumhouse Productions


The 14 Best '80s Halloween Movies To Watch This Spooky Season

The '80s is a decade that conjures up a great deal of nostalgia. For many of us who grew up in the era, Friday nights were often spent perusing the local video store for the latest VHS releases. And when Halloween rolled around, we'd head to the horror section to make our picks, seeking something a bit spookier to match the season. This year, as autumn kicks into high gear, you might find yourself in the mood to relive those simpler times by cueing up some classic '80s Halloween fare. Well, if y...
Tags: Halloween, UK, London, Movies, Geena Davis, New York City, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Disney, David, Maine, Guillermo Del Toro, Jack, Sam, Alec Baldwin, King


The 20 Best Michael Myers Kills Ranked

In his 43-year-long career, Michael Myers has killed 121 people on screen, and he's only getting started. Poised to murder dozens more with the release of the aptly titled "Halloween Kills" this October, few genre icons, if any, are as ceaselessly bloodthirsty as Michael. An unstoppable icon whose kills are more grounded than those of other slasher icons -- there are no cryogenically-smashed heads or marionette murders here -- Michael is the perennial monster in the closet, unknowable and unstop...
Tags: Movies, Karen, Oscar, John, Annie, Bob, Spielberg, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Jason, Sarah, Alice, Michael, Thorn, Rob Zombie, Octavia Spencer, Zombie


Return to Haddonfield Featurette for DGG's 'Halloween Kills' Sequel

"The whole town banding together behind Jamie… we are going to get him first!" Universal will be opening Halloween Kills in a few weeks - just in time for Halloween. We recently featured the final official trailer for David Gordon Green's horror sequel bringing back the Strode family to confront their nemesis, Michael Myers. Somehow Michael managed to survive Laurie's trap at the end of the last movie, and makes it out alive. Once they learn he is still not dead, the Strode women join a grou...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael, Jamie, Myers, Carpenter, Laurie, Haddonfield, David Gordon Green, Michael Myers, To Watch, Featurette, Nick Castle, Haddonfield Featurette


The Best Slashers Turning 40 This Year

There's no consensus about the origin of the slasher film. "Halloween," which came out in 1978, perfected the tropes, though 1974's "Black Christmas" came first. Many genre purists will point to 1960's one-two punch of "Psycho" and "Peeping Tom" as the beginning of the genre. However, regardless of how it started, the horror subgenre truly hit its stride in 1980 and 1981, when virtually every horror film aimed to capitalize on the financial success of 1980's "Friday the 13th."But not every slash...
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New Track From John Carpenter's Halloween Kills Soundtrack Reveals 'Michael's Legend'

Ready for some of that old-timey foreboding tinkly piano music that John Carpenter does so well? Well, you're in luck, as Sacred Bones Records has released a new track from their forthcoming release of the "Halloween Kills" soundtrack. Universal and Blumhouse's anticipated slasher sequel is coming at us only a week after the final trailer dropped. And yes, they will have the soundtrack on vinyl too.In a press release, the label describes the track (titled "Michael's Legend) as follows: "In contr...
Tags: Movies, News, Green, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael, John Carpenter, Carpenter, Laurie, Haddonfield, David Gordon Green, Blumhouse, Judy Greer, Michael Myers, Will Patton, Allyson Nelson, Laurie Strode


Baltimore Aerial Surveillance: What Canada Can Take From the Recent Decision

On June 24, 2021, in Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle v Baltimore Police Department,[1] the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit On Rehearing En Blanc decided that Baltimore’s use of an aerial surveillance pilot program violated the Fourth Amendment.[2] The court remanded the matter for further proceedings consistent with the opinion. In this article, I describe the technology that was used in Baltimore, review what transpired leading up to the decision, explain the decision, and suggest in...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Program, Canada, United States, Cctv, Air, Baltimore, Legal Technology, Gregory, Fourth Circuit, Baltimore City, Carpenter, US Court of Appeals, Baltimore Police Department, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada


The 14 Most Important Sci-Fi Directors Of The Last 50 Years

Of all the fictional genres, sci-fi is the one most interested in exploring man's relationship to science and technology, delving into both the possibilities and the consequences of humanity's technological advancements, envisioning futuristic and faraway worlds, and questioning our place in a universe full of unknown wonders. Over the past 50 years, technology has changed our world in previously unimagined ways, and science fiction has adjusted accordingly. While there have been a host of incre...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Stephen King, Disney, Los Angeles, Reagan, Nasa, Avatar, George Orwell, Cameron, Antarctica, Brazil, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sandra Bullock


The Alternate Ending In The Thing That Was Thankfully Cut

John Carpenter's "The Thing" is one of those classics that always gets cited as an example of a film that was an outward failure, initially, but that time has vindicated with a much-deserved reappraisal. It was not a critical or commercial success on its release, but in the years since then, it has come to be regarded as a monster movie par excellence.Carpenter himself once said that his whole career would have been different had "The Thing" been a big hit. He was coming off "Escape from New Yor...
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The New Halloween Kills Trailer Teases A Key Flashback To The 1978 Original

When we first revisited Michael Myers in "Halloween" (2018), he had been locked away in Smith's Grove Psychiatric Hospital for 40 years following his killing spree in Haddonfield. Retconning the storylines of the entire franchise meant that we never found out what happened when he vanished off of the lawn after being shot by Dr. Loomis, disappearing into the night.2018's "Halloween" loudly declared that it was a direct sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 masterpiece of the same name. That said, the ...
Tags: Movies, News, Karen, Beverly Hills, Trailers, Annie, Smith, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael, John Carpenter, Myers, Loomis, Carpenter, Judith, Laurie, Haddonfield


The 20 Best Dystopian Movies Of All Time

The differences between a dystopian story and an apocalyptic one are slight. It's common for a dystopia to set in after an apocalypse, and a dystopian world often hides its true nature, only revealing itself after subtle revelations pile up. H. G. Wells was one of the first writers to popularize dystopian fiction, with "The Sleeper Awakes" using what today's sci-fi fans may recognize as a Douglas Adams gag: A man falls into a coma and wakes up centuries later, his accrued financial interests mak...
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Six Weeks of Halloween 2021: When Horror Came to Shochiku

There’s a chill in the air, people are breaking out comfy sweaters and afghans, gourds are being mutilated and put on display along with all manner of decorative corpses, ornamental headstones covered with ironic puns, and picturesque cobwebs adorned with plastic mutant spiders. And naturally, the (pumpkin) spice must flow. These and other nominally ghastly signifiers can mean only one thing: it’s Halloween season! Given that we’re still dealing with a worldwide pandemic and drowning in ever-enc...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Tokyo, Mars, Vietnam, Nicolas Cage, Kaiju, Shochiku, Zack, Carpenter, Boris Karloff, Kaedrin, Val Lewton, 6 Weeks of Halloween, Living Skeleton Pirates