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May 12 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW May 12 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s May 12 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Birds of Prey When one of Gotham’s most sinister villains, Roman Sionis, puts a target on a young girl named Cass ; Harley teams up with Huntress, Canary and Renee Montoya to take Roman down...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, Horror, Digital, Gotham, Chicago, New York Times, Brighton, Broadway, TV News, Bill Cunningham, Bruce Lee, Blu-ray, Dvd, Hayao Miyazaki

Now Scream This: 10 Horror Blindspots We Finally Got Around to Seeing

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: Chris and I write “Now Scream This” with our audience in mind (that’s you!), but I’m eternally grateful for my own continued horror education. While I’d someday adore consideration as a “master,” I’m still but a mere student. Chris’ recommendations have pointed me towards future favorites and enjoy...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Features, Chris, John Carpenter, Neill, Matt, Carpenter, Fantasy Island, Sam Neill, Dario Argento, Featured Stories Sidebar, Deep Red, Herschell Gordon Lewis

April 14 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW April 14 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s April 14 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Underwater A crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. Just Mercy A powerful true story that follows young lawy...
Tags: Japan, TV, New York, Movies, Greece, Horror, White House, Digital, America, Earth, Fbi, United States, James Bond, TV News, Albania, Blu-ray

Teen Titans Go! Taught My Kids Personal Finance Before Me

Sometimes I find personal finance lessons in unexpected places. Sometimes it’s in a a Jack Johnson song. Other times it’s in a kids’ cartoon. They can even pop-up in old re-runs of Fantasy Island that I started watching.Note: This article may sound like an advertisement, but it isn’t (though Warner Brothers should reach out me). I’m simply a fan of the Cartoon Network show Teen Titans Go!It started as simple self-preservation. On one hand, I could watch the “Fat Controller” berate Thomas th...
Tags: Marketing, Batman, Deadpool, Warner Brothers, Robin, Thomas, Aren, Jack Johnson, Fantasy Island, Raven, Teen Titans, Finance 101, Teen Titans Go, Wasp Robin, Two Bumble Bees, Focus on Health

Spring is in bloom at Arcadia’s Arboretum, which is still open during coronavirus

The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden didn’t waste any time putting its best, tiny foot forward. One of its famous peafowl was there to greet me, a yard from my car, as I pulled into a parking space Monday, March 30. I walked to my car’s passenger side for a clearer view and the peahen, not shy at all, strutted toward me. Was it the bright plumage of my navy blue sweater? Afraid to find out, I headed for the entrance. Why was I at the Arboretum? To make amends for a slight. In Sund...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Local News, Arcadia, Mediterranean, Anne, San Gabriel, Botanic Garden, Claremont, David Allen, Fantasy Island, Botanical Gardens, Descanso Gardens, Moreton Bay

Fantasy Island Blu-ray Details Unveiled, Including Unrated Edition!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Fantasy Island Blu-ray details unveiled, including Unrated Edition! Sony Pictures has unveiled the details for the upcoming Blu-ray and digital releases of Fantasy Island, the horror re-imagining of the iconic series from the indie mega-producer Blumhouse, which hits shelves on May 12 with deleted scenes and an unrated edition. You can pre-order your copy here! RELATED: CS Swag Bag with Fantasy Island’s Michael Peña, Lucy Hale & Jeff Wadlow! Special Features for the B...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, Michael Pena, Dvd, Pacific Ocean, Hervé Villechaize, Fantasy Island, Ryan Hansen, Blumhouse, Roarke, Lucy Hale, Michael Rooker, Movie News, Jeff Wadlow, Blu-Ray Releases

Vin Diesel Confirms Valiant Cinematic Universe Plans After Bloodshot

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Vin Diesel confirms Valiant Cinematic Universe plans after Bloodshot The Fast and the Furious franchise may be approaching its end, but Vin Diesel has possibly found his next steady paycheck in the form of this week’s Bloodshot, which was originally announced as a launching point for a possible cinematic universe focused on Valiant Comics characters. With Paramount taking the rights for Harbinger, it appeared those plans were in trouble, but the 52-year-old actor has con...
Tags: Movies, Oscar, Sony, Deadpool, Neal Moritz, Diesel, Ray, Vin Diesel, Fantasy Island, Moritz, Tim Miller, Dave Wilson, ComingSoon, Movie News, Jeff Wadlow, Blur Studios

Jeff Wadlow Discusses Ideas for Unrealized X-Force Film

Jeff Wadlow discusses ideas for unrealized X-Force film Before the mind-blowing purchase of Fox by Disney, the former had its X-Men franchise still running generally strong with plans to bring the offshoot X-Force to life on the big screen in a solo film after teasing its introduction in 2018’s Deadpool 2 and Jeff Wadlow (Fantasy Island) attached to write and potentially direct the project. But, following the merger, the project was shelved in favor of development on a third Deadpool install...
Tags: Comics, Movies, Jeff Wadlow, Movie News, X-force

'Sonic the Hedgehog' edges out 'The Call of the Wild' for 1st place at the weekend box office

"Sonic the Hedgehog" narrowly topped "The Call of the Wild" to win the weekend domestic box office. "Sonic" brought in an estimated $26.3 million while "Wild" earned $24.8 million. "Sonic the Hedgehog" has been number one at the box office for two straight weeks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's very rare that Disney has to duke it out with any other studio for box office supremacy, but that's what happened this weekend with its 20th Century title "The Call of the Wild...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Wild, Disney, Trends, Ford, Sony, Katie Holmes, Ken Burns, Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Paramount, Jack London, Fantasy Island, Blumhouse, Jordan Peele

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Tops the Box Office with Best Opening Weekend Ever for a Video Game Movie

Sonic the Hedgehog has gone from receiving extremely unfavorable reactions from fans to earning the biggest box office opening weekend ever for a video game movie. The Blue Blur had no problem topping the box office, speeding past Birds of Prey with a $57 million three-day weekend, and a projected $68 million for the Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day holiday weekend. But how did Birds of Prey hold up in second place? Get the rest of the box office results below. The Hollywood Reporter has the So...
Tags: Movies, Harley Quinn, Box Office, Birds Of Prey, Deadpool, Sony Pictures, Sonic the Hedgehog, Will Ferrell, Downhill, Logan, Warner Bros Pictures, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Fantasy Island, Bong Joon, CinemaScore, Parasite

The best horror movies of 2020 so far, definitively ranked (including Fantasy Island')

It's a new year with a fresh and freaky slate of horror movies, and we're ranking them all through 2020, including a new take on 'Fantasy Island.'         [Author: USA TODAY]
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CS Swag Bag with Fantasy Island’s Michael Peña, Lucy Hale & Jeff Wadlow!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Swag Bag with Fantasy Island’s Michael Peña, Lucy Hale & Jeff Wadlow! Welcome to a special Fantasy Island edition of’s video feature CS Swag Bag, where we chat with our favorite actors and directors about the strangest or most interesting pieces of swag they’ve ever been given, or even possibly taken from a set. This installment, featuring Michael Peña (Ant-Man), Lucy Hale (Katy Keene) and Jeff Wadlow (Truth or Dare), can be viewed in the player below! ...
Tags: Movies, Michael Pena, Pacific Ocean, Hervé Villechaize, Fantasy Island, Ryan Hansen, Blumhouse, Roarke, Michael Rooker, ComingSoon, Jeff Wadlow, Couper Samuelson, Wadlow, Chris Roach, Jillian Jacobs Jason Blum, Lucy Hale Truth

Review: Fantasy Island is a muddled mishmash of tired tropes, dull twists (ars technica)

Sony’s reboot of Fantasy Island plays up the horror. Five guests at a remote vacation resort find their fantasies are turning into nightmares in Sony Pictures' big-screen reboot of Fantasy Island, based on the popular TV series of the same name that ran from 1977-1984. This 21st-century update plays up the horror aspects and has been touted as a cross between Westworld and The Cabin in the Woods—perhaps with a little bit of Lost thrown in for good measure. Unfortunately, the film fails to captu...
Tags: News, Abc, Sony, Sony Pictures, Jennifer Ouellette, Fantasy Island, Ricardo Montalban, Roarke, Aaron Spelling, Tattoo Hervé Villechaize

Sonic the Hedgehog Sprints to First Place at the Box Office!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Sonic the Hedgehog Sprints to First Place at the Box Office! Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog shot like Cupid’s Arrow to #1 at the Valentine’s Day Weekend box office with a $57 million three day debut and a $68 million estimated four day. The impressive debut speeds past last year’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu to crown Sonic for the biggest opening ever for a video game movie. This is a huge win for Paramount and director Jeff Fowler, who took the poisonous response to...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sony, Michael Pena, Harley Quinn, Box Office, Will Ferrell, Sega, Paramount, Valentine, Fantasy Island, Blumhouse, Issa Rae, CinemaScore, ComingSoon, Movie News

Box Office: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Speeding to $65 Million Opening Weekend

“Sonic the Hedgehog” is speeding to a $65 million opening at the North American box office this President’s Day weekend, according to estimates. Paramount’s action-adventure, based on the Sega video game character, had been pegged to generate $40-45 million prior to its launch. Should estimates hold, it could break the $54 million record set last […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Birds Of Prey, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount, Fantasy Island, Dolittle, Parasite, 1917

Box Office: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Racing to $55 Million Debut

“Sonic the Hedgehog” is racing to a dominant $55 million opening at 3,150 North American locations during the four-day President’s Day weekend in a launch that’s above forecasts, early estimates showed Friday. Universal’s romantic drama “The Photograph” and Sony-Blumhouse’s “Fantasy Island” are both performing in line with forecasts in the $12 million to $14 million […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Sonic the Hedgehog, Fantasy Island, Sony Blumhouse

Reel News: Sonic The Hedgehog, Fantasy Island, The Photograph

On this week's episode of Reel News, we take a look at Sonic The Hedgehog, Fantasy Island, and The Photograph.
Tags: Trends, Sonic the Hedgehog, Fantasy Island, Movies & TV, Reel News, Digital Trends Live, The Photograph

‘Fantasy Island’ Review: Stay Far, Far Away From Blumhouse’s Horror Getaway

Fantasy Island, the late ’70s/early ’80s TV series that made the catchphrase “The plane! The plane!” wildly popular, heads to the big screen thanks to the fright masters at Blumhouse. As is their want, Blumhouse has warped the show into a horror movie – a move that’s not entirely unprecedented. The original show had plenty of supernatural elements – there was even an episode featuring the Devil. And the old adage of “be careful what you wish for” has been exploited time and time again for scary...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Movie Reviews, Michael Pena, Fiji, Patrick, Gwen, Jacobs, Melanie, Fantasy Island, Ryan Hansen, Blumhouse, Roarke, Lucy Hale, Michael Rooker

‘Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island’: Film Review

Somewhere, someone has been desperately hoping that Hollywood would get around to making a movie adaptation of the late-’70s TV show “Fantasy Island.” Meanwhile, it would seem that the rest of us — that is, the filmgoing public — are just extras in an elaborate cautionary tale designed to teach that person a lesson. The […]
Tags: Reviews, Hollywood, Michael Pena, Fantasy Island, Blumhouse, Jeff Wadlow, Maggie Q

Every horror movie of 2020, definitively ranked (including 'Fantasy Island')

Horror films are scaring audiences year-round these days, and we're ranking every release so far in 2020, including the reimagined 'Fantasy Island.'          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Box Office: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Speeds to $3 Million on Thursday Night

“Sonic the Hedgehog” raced to a solid $3 million at 3,150 North American locations on Thursday night. Meanwhile, Universal’s romantic drama “The Photograph” grossed $650,000 in previews from 2,250 theaters on Thursday night. The figure matches the preview number for “How to Train Your Dragon: the Hidden World,” which opened last year with $55 million. Preview […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Birds Of Prey, Sonic the Hedgehog, Downhill, Fantasy Island, The Photograph

‘Fantasy Island’ Clips Reveal the Potentially Dangerous Rules of the Island

Blumhouse went ahead and turned Fantasy Island, the “classic” TV series, into a horror movie. Why? Because they can. And it might turn out to be pretty good! The footage released so far looks fun, in a silly sort of way, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Three new Fantasy Island clips showcase how the island turns your deepest fantasy into a potential nightmare. Fantasy Island Clips – The Rules I’ll confess that I think Fantasy Island looks promising – about as promising as any poten...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sony, Michael Pena, Video Clips, Fantasy Island, Blumhouse, Roarke, Roarke Michael Peña

How the old 'Fantasy Island' TV show was retooled as a modern horror movie

Back in the day, TV's "Fantasy Island" captured imaginations. Now it's being retooled as a scary movie with a new Mr. Roarke and social media savvy.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Usa Today, Fantasy Island, Roarke

Producer Jason Blum on ‘The Hunt’ Rescheduling: ‘If the Controversy Gets More People to See It, That’s Okay with Me’

Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions has ruled the box office when it comes to the horror genre in recent years, so when “The Hunt” cancelled its planned September 2019 release, it was a major shock. The film — a satiric thriller that follows a group of liberal elites who try to track down and kill “red […]
Tags: News, Jason Blum, Fantasy Island, Lucy Hale, Jeff Wadlow, Blumhouse Productions, The Hunt

‘Sonic’ to Speed Past ‘Birds of Prey,’ ‘Fantasy Island’ at Box Office

Paramount’s family film “Sonic the Hedgehog” is expected to race ahead of its box office competition when it debuts in theaters this weekend. The action adventure, based on the video game character, should collect $40 million to $45 million from 4,130 venues over the Presidents’ Day holiday stretch. Those figures would easily be enough to claim […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Birds Of Prey, Sonic the Hedgehog, Downhill, Fantasy Island, The Photograph

Lucy Hale on 'Riverdale' spinoff 'Katy Keene': 'No one in our show is getting murdered'

Lucy Hale hits the big city as a young woman with fashion dreams in 'Riverdale' spinoff 'Katy Keene,' and also gets terrorized on 'Fantasy Island.'         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Riverdale, Fantasy Island, Lucy Hale, Katy Keene

The Cassian Andor Star Wars Show Will Start Filming This Year

New The Suicide Squad set pictures reveal a fresh look (and matching weapon) for Harley Quinn. James Marsden says he’s always up for a return to the X-Men. Watch Jim Carrey go buck wild in a new Sonic featurette. Plus, what’s to come on The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, and somehow, we’re still getting trailers for …Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Charmed, Suicide Squad, Jim Carrey, Ms Marvel, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, Nancy Drew, Fantasy Island, Debris, Werewolves Within, Eat Brains Love, X Men, Cassian Andor

‘Birds of Prey’ Dethrones ‘Bad Boys for Life’ to Top the Box Office, But Opens Below Projections

Bad Boys for Life has been dominating the box office since arriving in theaters in the middle of January, but the ladies of Birds of Prey took Will Smith and Martin Lawrence down a peg with some DC Comics action. However, even though the movie starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn ended up Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with an 81% critical score, it only ended up with roughly $33.25 million, opening below the projected $45 million that Warner Bros. Pictures was hoping for. Get more on the...
Tags: Movies, China, Dc Comics, US, United States, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Box Office, Birds Of Prey, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Warner Bros Pictures, Fantasy Island, Dolittle, Box Office Mojo, CinemaScore

After Fantasy Island, Here Are 5 Other Retro TV Shows for Hollywood to Turn Into Horror Flicks

Fantasy Island is a horror movie now, thanks to the crafty upcyclers at Blumhouse—though, let’s face it, that TV show was already kind of creepy to begin with. Since our reality is silly now, we decided to round up some other vintage TV series ripe for transformation into big-screen horror movies.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Horror, 1980s, Fantasy Island, Blumhouse, Alf, Small Wonder, Goofballery, Out Of This World, The Love Boat, Highway To Heaven

Second Trailer for Blumhouse's Sinister 'Fantasy Island' Horror Movie

"The island is twisting our fantasies!" Sony has unveiled the second trailer for the freaky new Fantasy Island movie, based on the classic 70s TV show of the same name. This update is actually a horror movie produced by Jason Blum's iconic Blumhouse. Michael Peña stars Mr. Roarke, who invites guests to his exclusive island resort to fulfill their fantasies - they can only choose one. But they may never come home from this vacation when their fantasies start to turn into nightmares. The main ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Horror, Sony, Jason Blum, Fantasy Island, Blumhouse, Roarke, Michael Rooker, To Watch, Blumhouse Michael Peña