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Leigh Whannell Will Tackle the Escape From New York Remake

Just when you thought you’d escaped the Escape From New York remake, once again it rears its giant, decapitated Statue of Liberty head.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Fox, Leigh Whannell, John Carpenter, Escape From New York

‘Escape From New York’ Remake Will Be Written (and Maybe Directed) by ‘Upgrade’ Filmmaker Leigh Whannell

Leigh Whannell is keeping busy. The writer and filmmaker behind Upgrade was recently announced as the director of Universal’s Invisible Man remake. Now, he’s also closed a deal to write the Escape from New York remake. There’s currently no deal in place for Whannell to direct theremake of the John Carpenter classic, but the option is there if he wants it. THR broke the news about Whannell writing the Escape From New York remake, and I honestly don’t know how to feel about this. I’m of the fi...
Tags: New York, Movies, Manhattan, Leigh-Whannell, Robert Rodriguez, Remakes, John-Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Russell, Carpenter, Rodriguez, Neil Cross, Donald Pleasence, Action/Adventure, Wyatt Russell, Escape-From-New-York

Four Stunning John Carpenter Posters Released by Vice Press

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Four stunning John Carpenter posters released by Vice Press Last year Matt Ferguson and Vice Press worked with StudioCanal on four stunning posters for the 4K restorations of John Carpenter’s The Fog, Escape From New York, Prince of Darkness and They Live. Now you can put these beauties on your own wall as Vice Press and Grey Matter Art give collectors the opportunity to purchase these posters in their classic cinema quad sizes, a huge 40 x 30 inches. Check out all four Jo...
Tags: UK, New York, Movies, Horror, John Carpenter, Matt Ferguson, Movie News, They Live, Prince Of Darkness, Escape From New York, The Fog, Vice Press, Gary B Kibbe, Dean Cundey

Now Stream This: ‘Magnolia’, ‘Wonder Boys’, ‘Mars Attacks!’, and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  In dire need of something to stream, right now? Right this very minute? Then you’re in luck! As usual, I’ve scoured the best streaming services and brought back the best streaming options available for your viewing pleasure. Here you’ll find a saga from Paul Thomas Anderson; a dramadey about writer’s block; an underrated film from M. Night Shyamal...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Drama, Documentary, California, Horror, Sci-fi, Netflix, Frances Mcdormand, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Thomas Anderson, Michael Chabon, Bryce Dallas Howard, Tom Cruise

Did an Agents of SHIELD Star Accidentally Confirm the Future of Inhumans?

Daisy Ridley talks Rey theories and John Boyega talks war in The Last Jedi. Zachary Levi wants Shazam to be DC’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Mako Mori returns in behind-the-scenes footage from Pacific Rim Uprising. Plus, footage from Supergirl’s return and Black Lightning’s arrival, and new looks at Supernatural’s next…Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Once Upon A Time, Glass, Dc, John Boyega, Supergirl, Shazam, Daisy Ridley, Antlers, Escape From New York, Last Man On Earth, Inhumans, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Black Lightning, Pacific Rim Uprising

Sci-fi Cowboys in 'Escape from New York' and 'Escape from L.A.'

In 1981, three years after the success of his 1978 horror masterpiece, Halloween , director John Carpenter released the cult classic Escape from New York . "I wrote the screenplay and no studio wanted to make it," Carpenter once said. "It was too violent, too scary, too weird." Carpenter's script, originally co-written in 1976 with Nick Castle, who portrayed Michael Myers in the original Halloween , was inspired by the events of the Watergate scandal. "The...
Tags: Music, New York, South Park, California, Washington, Adventure, New York City, Sci-fi, US, America, Reagan, Action, United States, George Orwell, Manhattan, Steve Buscemi

John Carpenter’s ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998’ Resurrects the Horror Master’s Classic Music

Not only is John Carpenter an acclaimed filmmaker behind some of the best horror movies ever made –  Halloween ,  The Thing ,  They Live  – he’s also the creator of some of the best horror movie music. Just as  E.T.  wouldn’t be nearly as effective without John Williams’ orchestral score, Halloween  would be a lesser film without Carpenter’s eerie yet simple themes, made up of repeating piano melodies that alternate between sporadic and heart-attack fast. Horror movie music wouldn’t be th...
Tags: Halloween, New York, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Reagan, Features, Metallica, Manhattan, Vinyl, John, John Williams, John-Carpenter, Starman, Christine, Carpenter

/Response: Your Favorite Cinematic End of the World

(Welcome to /Response, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.) Earlier this week, the /Film team wrote about our favorite ends of the world in the movies. We then opened the floor to our readers: what is your favorite cinematic apocalypse or post-apocalypse? And you let us know! We have collected our favorite answers (edited for length and clarity) below. Next week’s question, tying in with Cars...
Tags: New York, Movies, Russia, New York City, America, Features, United States, Responses, Nelson, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Carpenter, Manhattan Island, Isaac Hayes, Liberty Island, Shaun of the Dead

Cars parked on the mean streets of mid-1970s New York City

Cars: New York City, 1974–1976 collects over 100 of Langdon Clay's creepy shots of cars parked overnight on the streets of New York at its lowest ebb. The scenes evoke Taxi Driver, The Warriors, even a little Snake Plisken. (more…)
Tags: Art, Post, Books, Photography, New York, News, New York City, Cars, History, 1970s, Picks, Escape From New York, Langdon Clay

Top 10 John Carpenter Soundtracks

John Carpenter’s 10 best original scores ranked! John Carpenter. If you’re reading this, you’re really not in need of any sort of serious schooling about who Carpenter is and his legacy of remarkable, history altering and genre-defining motion pictures. And key to appreciating and understanding the power of Carpenter’s work is, of course, discussing his groundbreaking, synth-based music scores. Taking his musical training, a love of rock and roll, a newfound interest in the electronic and pro...
Tags: Halloween, New York, Movies, Horror, Mtv, Italy, Lucio Fulci, Big Trouble in Little China, Ennio Morricone, Fabio Frizzi, John Carpenter, Christine, Carpenter, Morricone, Little China, Steve Vai

John Carpenter Blu-ray Steelbooks Revealed by Scream Factory

John Carpenter Blu-ray steelbooks revealed by Scream Factory To celebrate the Scream Factory Blu-ray label’s fifth anniversary, the company that takes pride in putting out some of the best horror discs out there is releasing three of John Carpenter‘s masterpieces — They Live, The Fog and Escape From New York — in limited edition Steelbook packaging. Only 10,000 of each John Carpenter Blu-ray is being produced, and once they’re gone, they’re gone! The official release date for the Steelbook ed...
Tags: New York, Movies, Horror, Dvd, John Carpenter, Scream Factory, Movie News, Blu-Ray Releases, They Live, Escape From New York, Nathanael Marsh, The Fog, John Carpenter Blu, Blu ray Click

In Praise of John Carpenter’s Escape From L.A.

A re-appraisal of John Carpenter’s often dismissed sequel Escape From L.A. With news breaking over the weekend that genre movie innovator and digital deconstructionist Robert Rodriguez will be helming the remake of John Carpenter’s cult classic thriller Escape From New York, we thought it a good time to take a quick look back at Carpenter’s own sequel/sorta remake, 1996’s often dismissed or outright ignored Escape From L.A. When Carpenter released the original Escape in 1981, the modestly bud...
Tags: Europe, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, La, Italy, Steve Buscemi, Paramount Pictures, Robert Rodriguez, Bruce Campbell, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Russell, Carpenter, Peter Fonda

‘Escape From New York’ Remake Sets Its Sights on Robert Rodriguez

Remaking Escape From New York is a bad idea and everyone involved in doing so should be ashamed of themselves. With that out of the way, let’s get to the news. It seems that Robert Rodriguez is the latest director to find himself at the helm of a new version of John Carpenter‘s dystopian action masterpiece. He’s one in a long line of filmmakers to take a crack at this, so anything can happen. However, there’s something else to gleam from this… This story was broke by Jeff Sneider over at The...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, Sci-fi, Fox, United States, Manhattan, James Cameron, 20th Century Fox, Gerard Butler, Robert-Rodriguez, Sin City, Remakes, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Dusk Til Dawn

Robert Rodriguez in Talks to Direct ‘Escape From New York’ Remake

Robert Rodriguez is in negotiations to direct the remake of John Carpenter’s iconic “Escape From New York.” Fox is targeting summer for the start of production, with Michael Ireland overseeing the film. The project has been in the works at the studio since 2015, when Fox obtained the remake rights to “Escape From New York,” starring Kurt... Read more »
Tags: New York, News, Film, Fox, Robert Rodriguez, John Carpenter, Escape From New York, Michael Ireland, Kurt Read

The Lifeclock One is the only smartwatch Snake Plissken would wear, obviously

Ever find yourself asking yourself which smartwatch would Snake Plissken wear? Wonder no longer, thanks to this new Kickstarter campaign which recreates the iconic Lifeclock One from 'Escape from New York.' The post The Lifeclock One is the only smartwatch Snake Plissken would wear, obviously appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Wearables, New York, Smartwatch, Trends, Movies & TV, Cool Tech, Escape From New York

Kurt Russell Is Getting His Own Art Show Because Sometimes the World Is a Good Place

Kurt Russell is one of the most fascinating actors in the world. From his start at Disney, to his background in baseball, his wacky comedies, insane list of cult classics, and current resurgence, it feels like there’s nothing he can’t do. So who better to be the subject of their own art show than Jack Burton, Snake Plissken, R.J. MacReady, and Wyatt Earp himself, Kurt Russell?Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Disney, Gallery, Big Trouble in Little China, Art Show, Hateful Eight, Kevin Wilson, Death Proof, Kurt Russell, Wyatt Earp, Marko Manev, Nathan Anderson, Escape From New York, The Thing

John Carpenter Wins Second Round of Plagiarism Case vs. Luc Besson Over ‘Lockout’

ROME — A Paris appeals court on Friday found French director-producer Luc Besson guilty of plagiarizing John Carpenter’s 1981 cult classic “Escape from New York” with the 2012 space-set movie “Lockout.” The court ordered his EuropaCorp production company to pay  450,000 Euros ($502,000) in damages to the U.S. horror helmer, according to a report on French news service BFMTV.... Read more »
Tags: New York, News, Film, Global, Rome, Paris, Luc Besson, John Carpenter, Lockout, Escape From New York

Snake Plissken escapes from Florida

Snake Plissken is back in these epic Escape from New York comics! I loved the comic book continuation of Big Trouble in Little China and these Escape from New York books are more of the same. Excellent art and story telling pick up right where the film ended, the ass-kicking continues. Our hero Snake decides he needs a little vacation and heads south to Florida. Naturally, nothing works out as easily as he plans, and Plissken finds himself stuck putting down a new southern rebellion. Escape ...
Tags: Post, Florida, New York, News, Snake, Little China, Escape From New York

Dallas vs. St. Louis: The Off-Ice Matchup

After vanquishing their respective first round foes, the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues now face off in the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs. The two teams are quite evenly matched: Three of five regular season meetings between the Stars and Blues were decided in overtime or by shootout. The other two games? Blues 3, Stars 0 and Stars 3, Blues 0. Embed from Getty Images On the ice, the Stars-Blues matchup is much closer than many pundits will admit. While some question...
Tags: New York, Texas, NFL, America, Sport, Stars, Canada, Wes Anderson, Oliver Stone, Humor, Nba, Beverly Hills, Smithsonian, Blues, Dallas, Paris Hilton

8 Movies That Harry Dean Stanton Made Better Just by Being in Them

Veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton turns 90 this year. His wildly varied career contains a few starring roles (the haunting Paris, Texas is a must-watch), but the man’s true gift is portraying memorably offbeat characters that may only appear in a few scenes—but that still improve the entire movie.Read more...
Tags: Movies, Superlist, Avengers, Alien, Christine, Paris Texas, Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me, Red Dawn, Harry Dean Stanton, Repo Man, Escape From New York, Death Watch