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In ‘This Is the Night,’ a Love Letter to Cinema, ‘Rocky III’

Filmmaker James DeMonaco remembers the day “Rocky III” hit theaters as if it were yesterday.
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The Purge Creator James DeMonaco Made A Movie About The Glory Of Rocky III [Interview]

Rocky Balboa is a God in writer/director James DeMonaco's new film "This is the Night." The coming-of-age story focuses on a landmark event in (movie) history: the opening day of "Rocky III." The kids, the parents, and everyone on Staten Island was ready for it. People leave the film inspired and ready to take on the world, which kicks off a night of ups and downs in DeMonaco's film.For DeMonaco, though, "Rocky III" is also a stand-in for any great film that leaves someone walking out of a theat...
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This is the Night Trailer Teases Coming-of-Age Dramedy From Blumhouse

Blumhouse has released the official trailer for The Purge director James DeMonaco’s upcoming coming-of-age comedy-drama film titled This is the Night, starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts, and more. The film will be having a one-week theatrical run, starting tomorrow, September 17, followed by its VOD release on September 21. The This is the Night trailer, which you can check out in the player below, features a young Italian-American teenager as he along with his two friends get inspired by the co...
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It's Opening Night of 'Rocky III' in Trailer for 'This is the Night' Film

"What a movie, huh?" Blumhouse has unveiled an official trailer for This is the Night, a new coming-of-age drama from filmmaker James DeMonaco, director of the first three The Purge movies. This originally went under the title Once Upon a Time in Staten Island, which I actually think is a more iconic title for this. The film is set in 1982, when all of Staten Island anticipates the opening of the blockbuster film, Rocky III, and an Italian American family must confront their greatest challen...
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The Purge 6 Already Has A Script, Will Bring Frank Grillo Back To The Franchise

The Purge will go on. Despite chatter ahead of the release of "The Forever Purge," which hit theaters this summer, that the fifth installment would end the long-running franchise, plans have changed. Now, we have word that Frank Grillo ("The Grey," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier") is set to make his return as Leo Barnes in "The Purge 6," with franchise creator James DeMonaco back in the saddle. The Purge 6 Is A Go In a recent interview with The Playlist, Grillo, who previously starred in "...
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Jason Blum Discusses The Forever Purge, Why It’s His Favorite

The Forever Purge is now in theaters and sees a group of anarchists that “decide to overtake America through an unending campaign of mayhem and massacre.” The film stars Ana de la Reguera in the lead role and was directed by Everardo Gout from a script by James DeMonaco. RELATED: Ana de la Reguera Discusses Freaking Out During The Forever Purge ComingSoon’s Alyse Wax spoke with The Forever Purge producer Jason Blum about the film’s themes, why it’s his favorite in the series, and why he’s so ex...
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‘The Purge’ Creator James DeMonaco Intended for ‘The Forever Purge’ to Be the Finale – But He Also Has a Pitch for a Sixth Film [Interview]

James DeMonaco didn’t expect The Purge to become what it has. The writer and director originally imagined the first movie as a small indie, but with backing from Blumhouse and Universal, we all know how it evolved: four sequels and a TV spin-off. It’s a series DeMonaco thought was coming to an end with The Forever Purge…but even that may change, if producer Jason Blum has his way. If the fifth film is the end, though, it does have a conclusion both for the story at hand and the franchise at lar...
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‘The Forever Purge’ Ending Explained: Let’s Break Down the Grand “Finale”

This weekend, The Forever Purge blazed a bloody path to a theater near you. Just like the films that came before it, this installment of the Purge franchise is pure bloody chaos that ends with America up in flames. Except this time, the Purge sirens are no saving grace — crime continues to run rampant, with the country still ablaze. That’s right, The Purge really is forever. It was a lot to take in, but we’re here to break down the ending and figure out what this means for the future of The Pur...
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Ana de la Reguera Discusses Freaking Out During The Forever Purge

The Forever Purge is now in theaters and sees a group of anarchists that “decide to overtake America through an unending campaign of mayhem and massacre.” The film stars Ana de la Reguera in the lead role and was directed by Everardo Gout from a script by James DeMonaco. RELATED: The Forever Purge Review – More of a Documentary than Horror ComingSoon’s Alyse Wax spoke with The Forever Purge star Ana de la Reguera about her role in the latest installment of the horror series. Check out the video...
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‘The Forever Purge’ is the Final ‘Purge’ Movie Unless It’s Not, Says Producer Jason Blum

Is The Purge franchise about to purge itself of any possible future installments? Maybe yes and maybe no. According to producer Jason Blum, who recently spoke with /Film, it all depends on franchise creator James DeMonaco, who directed the first three Purge films and has done the screenwriting on all five, including this week’s new theatrical release, The Forever Purge. The Purge franchise kicked off in 2013 with a deliciously high-concept film starring Ethan Hawke as a father whose family f...
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The Forever Purge: Release Date, Cast & More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) This year, the final Purge movie, The Forever Purge, will arrive and close up the franchise – until they decide to reboot it, that is. For now, though, it’s time to say goodbye to The Purge, a series that started back in 2013. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about The Forever Purge, including the release dat...
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The Forever Purge Posters Introduce a Bunch of Rule Breakers

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions have released new The Forever Purge posters for their upcoming fifth and final installment to the action-horror franchise The Purge. The new posters give the spotlight to the film’s main antagonists, a group of insane masked individuals who decide to go against the rules and continue to purge beyond the one annual night, causing the country to descend into total chaos. Check out the full posters in the gallery below! (via IMP Awar...
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The Forever Purge's First Trailer Exposes the Movie's Fatal Flaw

Although there have been about a million Purge movies (and a TV series), I believe The Forever Purge is the first to explore the revolutionary idea that even though all crime is legal for one day, what if some people didn’t stop Purging when the day was over? What if some people decided to keep committing crimes when…Read more...
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‘The Forever Purge’ Trailer: The Final ‘Purge’ Movie is Unleashed This Summer

The Purge film franchise is coming to an end (for now) with The Forever Purge. This fifth and final entry is set after the Purge has been abolished – but that’s not going to stop a group of people from staging their own Purge. After all, if it did, there wouldn’t be much of a movie. Franchise creator James DeMonaco wrote the script, while Everardo Gout directs. Watch The Forever Purge trailer below. The Forever Purge Trailer The Forever Purge (per Total Film) is set “after the events of...
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One Night is Not Enough in The Forever Purge Trailer 

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Universal Pictures has released The Forever Purge trailer for Blumhouse Productions’ upcoming fifth and final installment to the action-horror franchise The Purge. The video features America on the verge of total chaos as a number of citizens go against the rules by continuing to purge beyond the one annual night it was usually set. The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters on Friday, July 2. Check out the video in the player below along with the poster and photos! RELATED...
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Universal Bumps Up The Forever Purge Release a Week

Universal bumps up The Forever Purge release a week After the studio delayed The Forever Purge a whole year from July 2020 to 2021, Universal Pictures is bringing the hit horror-thriller franchise back to fans a little sooner as the studio has bumped its release up from July 9 to July 2, just in time for Independence Day weekend. RELATED: Warner Bros. Pushes Mortal Kombat Release Back a Week Though the new release date sees the film escape the competition of Marvel’s Black Widow, it does n...
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‘The Forever Puge’ First Look and Plot Details Signal the End of the ‘Purge’ Franchise

Once upon a time, The Purge franchise felt like it existed wholly in the realm of fiction. But in the years since the first film has been released, The Purge‘s imagery of American run wild has begun to feel uncomfortably prescient. And in the wake of yesterday’s horrific attack on the US Capitol, anything Purge-related is probably going to come across as extra disturbing. But Blumhouse is invested in the franchise, and they already have a new Purge title in the can – The Forever Purge. The sequ...
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CS Soapbox: Franchises That Need to End Following Fast & Furious

CS Soapbox: Franchises that need to end following Fast & Furious “Overstaying its welcome.” It’s a phrase I’ve often heard when discussing television but very rarely in the film world, despite a number of franchises running far past their expiration date, and with the recent confirmation that Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious mainline series would be coming to an end after two more films, I think it’s high time we look at some of the many movie series out there, be they our favorites or most...
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Universal Shifts ‘Candyman’, ‘The Forever Purge’ and ‘Halloween’ Sequels Release Dates

Hot on the heels of the first teaser trailer for the anticipated horror sequel Halloween Kills, Universal Pictures has shifted the release dates for both that film and its follow-up. In addition, Universal is shuffling around Blumhouse’s upcoming Candyman remake, and The Forever Purge, the next installment of The Purge franchise. Get the latest release date changes to update your depressing calendar below. Here’s the announcement that producer John Carpenter made himself about the delay of Ha...
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‘The Forever Purge’ Won’t Open This Summer as Universal Pulls It From the Release Calendar

Universal has pulled The Forever Purge off its summer calendar altogether. The fifth installment in Universal-Blumhouse Purge series, The Forever Purge was originally dated for July 10 but now has no set date. It’s unclear if the film will go direct to PVOD or if Universal will delay it for a later theatrical release date. Deadline reports that Universal-Blumhouse’s The Forever Purge has been pulled from its July 10 release date, right before Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated tentpole Tenet. ...
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Universal Pulls The Forever Purge From Release Calendar

Universal pulls The Forever Purge from release calendar Just under two months ahead of the film’s originally slated release date, Universal Pictures has announced that the upcoming fifth installment in the Purge franchise, now titled The Forever Purge, is being pulled from the release calendar and will be re-dated at a later time. The thriller was originally set for a July 10, 2020 release date. RELATED: True Detective Actress Leven Rambin Joins Purge 5 In 2018, franchise creator James DeM...
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The Purge & Treadstone Spinoffs Cancelled at USA Network

The Purge & Treadstone spinoffs cancelled at USA Network According to , USA Network has officially decided to not give Jason Blum’s The Purge and Tim Kring’s Bourne spinoff Treadstone a series renewal. The cancellation news comes after nearly five months since The Purge Season 2 and Treadstone had aired their season finale episodes last December. Both big-budget shows are based off Universal Pictures’ two high-profile film franchises. RELATED: Tell Me a Story Cancelled After Two Seasons at C...
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‘The Purge 5’ is Now Titled ‘The Forever Purge’

The title of the next Purge sequel has been revealed, and it’s pretty fitting: The Forever Purge. It’s as if the makers of the film realized that we’re already trapped in a never-ending nightmare, and they might as well take advantage of that with this title. The Purge is usually set on the one night of a year where all crime is legal, but throwing “forever” into the title suggests that The Purge has reached a point where it’s become an ongoing, constant source of turmoil. And we can all certai...
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Louisiana Police Apologize for Using ‘The Purge’ Siren to Signal the Start of Coronavirus Curfew

In The Purge, a blaring siren signals the start of violence and mayhem as all crimes — including murder — become legal for 12 hours. It’s only the dystopian premise of a fictional horror series, thank goodness, but every once in a while, when the world gets really bad, the internet will joke that we’re not too far from going through a real-life Purge. So, at a time when the country is especially on edge amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s not a great coincidence when the police of Cr...
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True Detective Actress Leven Rambin Joins Purge 5

True Detective Actress Leven Rambin Joins Purge 5 According to Deadline, Hunger Games and True Detective actress Leven Rambin has joined the yet-to-be-titled Purge 5 from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Pictures. This is the latest high profile project for the actress, who recently completed The Big Ugly and is currently filming Mank from director David Fincher. Purge 5 will be released on July 10, 2020, opening opposite Sony’s Ghostbusters Afterlife from director Jason Reitman. RELATED: It...
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Fifth and Final ‘The Purge’ Movie Sets Its Release Date for July 2020

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Pictures will be holding their last Purge. The fifth and final The Purge movie is set to open in theaters in July 2020, bringing to an end the series created by James DeMonaco that went from sleeper horror hit to critically acclaimed franchise. Universal and Blumhouse have set a release date for the fifth The Purge film, which is currently being called the “Untitled Next Purge Chapter.” The Purge 5 will be released on July 10, 2020, opening opposite Sony’s ne...
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Fifth ‘Purge’ Movie Gets Release Date

“The Purge” is back. Universal Pictures is returning to its profitable horror franchise “The Purge” with a fifth installment. The still-untitled film, centered on America’s annual 12-hour lawless rampage, hits theaters on July 10, 2020. Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes are again producing with franchise creator James DeMonaco. Producers are Jason Blum, Man in a […]
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Fifth Purge Movie Set for July 2020 Release Date

Fifth Purge movie set for July 2020 release date Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Pictures have set a release date for the Untitled Next Purge Chapter, the fifth in the hit horror franchise. The new film will be released on July 10, 2020, opening opposite Sony’s new Ghostbusters film from director Jason Reitman. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; goo...
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‘The Purge’ Season 2 Coming to USA Network, Will Dig Deeper Into the Franchise’s Mythology

Like almost every Blumhouse production, The Purge began as a low-budget horror movie that made some serious cash as the box office. A full-on franchise was born, consisting of three sequels (one more movie is on the way) and a TV show, also called The Purge. The show debuted this year, and the season one finale airs tonight. USA Network has good news for fans of the show: The Purge season 2 is officially happening. Read more about the second season pick-up below. Chris McCumber, the presiden...
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