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The Poltergeist Scene That Legitimately Spooked The Cast

Don't get me wrong. It sounds absolutely thrilling to be haunted by a ghost. But if it's the ghost in the 1982 film "Poltergeist," I'll take a quick pass on being haunted by them. I mean, it's a poltergeist, which is arguably more upsetting than your average "walk through walls" spooky spirit. Poltergeists throw things and try to physically harm you, and if you're sweet little Carol Anne Freeling, literally suck you into another dimension from which you may never return. I'm not messing around w...
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12 Horror Movie Scenes That Scared Actors In Real Life

Here's the truth: it's hard to be scared on a movie set, even a horror movie set. You're surrounded by crew members. Giant lights illuminate everything around you. Actors in monster make-up sip coffee, practical effects wizards prep blood pumps, and onscreen victims ask the director about their motivation. Everyone knows what they're doing and what they're making and they leave the whole "being scared" thing for the audience. But that's not always the case. Sometimes, a filmmaker surprises their...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Tim Curry, Wes, Daily Mail, Williams, New York Times, Conan, Drew Barrymore, Bank, Hannibal Lecter, Jackson, Ridley Scott, Alfred Hitchcock, Vanity Fair, John Hurt

Eric Vespe’s Favorite Movies of All Time

Ranking films is always, always, always a fool’s errand. The whole reason we like cinema in the first place is because we go into each and every film with our own unique baggage. Strike that, we go into each and every viewing of a film with that baggage. So, a movie you saw in your 20s might have bounced off of you, but when you watch it again a decade later you’re going in with 10 more years of life experience and it can hit you in a radically different way. A prime example of this phenomenon ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Stephen King, Orson Welles, Raiders, Earth, Features, Austin, William Powell, Fox, New Zealand, Jurassic Park, Terry Gilliam, Quentin Tarantino, John Lithgow, Casablanca

CS Soapbox: Poltergeist is the Best Halloween Film Ever Made!

CS Soapbox: Poltergeist is the Best Halloween Film Ever Made! Every year after a long night — read: an hour or so — of trick or treating, my family sits down to enjoy a long-running tradition: Poltergeist. That’s right, once we’ve collected our treats and sorted out the good stuff from the endless barrage of Sweet Tarts and Tootsie Rolls that line the bottom of our pillowcases, the Ames clan kicks back to watch Steven Spielberg’s/Tobe Hooper’s 1982 horror classic. Forget the Texas Chainsaws ...
Tags: Elsa, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, California, Horror, Debbie Reynolds, Ronald Reagan, Jurassic Park, Bette Midler, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, FX, Steven Spielberg, Poltergeist, John Carpenter

Poltergeist Still Delivers Surprises, Delights, and Frights After Almost 40 Years

Poltergeist is fantastic because it somehow both includes, and subverts, seemingly every convention the horror genre has. The family doesn’t leave the haunted house, they stay. They instantly accept what’s happening. The ghosts are revealed early in the story. People actually capture them on videotape. What you think…Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Ghosts, Nostalgia, Steven Spielberg, Poltergeist, Retro Review, Craig T Nelson, Tobe Hooper, Clowns, JoBeth Williams

CS Review: Shudder’s Cursed Films Documentary Series

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Review: Shudder’s Cursed Films Documentary Series As Poltergeist III director Gary Sherman says, “We are fascinated by the unknown.” Writer and director Jay Cheel’s five-part documentary series Cursed Films explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions. From plane accidents and bombings during the making of The Omen to the rumored use of real human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist, these stories are legendary a...
Tags: Horror, TV, Cursed Films, Shudder, Streaming, TV News

JoBeth Williams, John Pasquin Ask $30 Million for Bel Air Estate

An enviably private estate that borders the pristine greens of the ultra-prestigious Bel-Air Country Club, long owned by actor/director JoBeth Williams and director/producer John Pasquin, has come to market with an eye-catching price tag a smidgen under $30 million. Property records indicate the married showbiz veterans have owned the mostly flat and fully landscaped 2.5-acre […]
Tags: Actors, Los Angeles, Directors, Entertainers, Bel Air, Showbiz, JoBeth Williams, Bel Air Country Club, Westside Estate Agency, Bel Air Estate, JoBeth Williams John Pasquin, John Pasquin

Courtney B. Vance Named President of SAG-AFTRA Foundation (EXCLUSIVE)

The Sag-Aftra foundation has tapped actor Courtney B. Vance as its new president. The Emmy winner for “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” succeeds outgoing president JoBeth Williams, as the charitable arm of the actors’ union seeks to expand awareness and funding for programs that benefit its 160,000 members across the country. His […]
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'Station 19': JoBeth Williams Will 'Shake Things Up' in Season 2

The veteran actress, who previously recurred on 'Private Practice,' joins the 'Grey's Anatomy' spinoff.
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JoBeth Williams on Early Stage Roles, Brutal ‘Poltergeist’ Shoot

JoBeth Williams’ acting career includes such films as “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “Poltergeist” and “The Big Chill,” but she says her true passion remains theater. The actress credits her Brown University acting coach Jim Barnhill with helping her develop her craft. After graduating, Williams became a member of the Trinity Repertory Theater Company in Providence, R.I., […]
Tags: Brown University, Features, Williams, SAG Awards, Poltergeist, Kramer, SAG Foundation, JoBeth Williams, Jim Barnhill, Trinity Repertory Theater Company

First Trailer for Romantic Comedy 'Alex & The List' with Karen Gillan

"I'm doing the best I can with this stupid list!" Gravitas Ventures has debuted an official trailer for indie romantic comedy Alex & The List, made by director Harris Goldberg. This looks like a painfully awkward, somewhat amusing, kitschy indie romantic comedy film that looks like a fun performance piece for the cast. Jennifer Morrison co-stars with Patrick Fugit as a couple seemingly doing well. But one day, Katherine presents a list of "improvements" to make him better; at first he reject...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Alex, Gravitas Ventures, Katherine, Indies, Karen Gillan, Jennifer Morrison, To Watch, JoBeth Williams, Patrick Fugit, Alex The List, Harris Goldberg, Karen Gillan Julie Gonzalo Eddie Kaye Thomas

Get a look behind the scenes of the 24th Annual SAG Awards

When nominees take their seat for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, they don’t yet know who’s going home with an actor trophy. But some things are inevitable. There’s always delicious food, drinks and plenty of good company to keep the party going long after the winners get announced. “At these awards, everyone is so excited that I don’t think we really stop to take in the amount of work it takes to execute something like this,” said Amanda Brugel of “The Hand...
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Nominations Announced for the 24th Annual SAG Awards

Nominations announced for the 24th Annual SAG Awards Nominees for the 24th Annual SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild Awards) for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2017, as well as the honorees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris introduced Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse, The ...
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Film Review: ‘Barracuda’

The story of a young stranger who shows up on a woman’s doorstep claiming to be her stepsister — and thus potentially in line for a piece of their dead-music-legend father’s pie — “Barracuda” initially seems like just another run-of-the-mill thriller about a grifter carrying out a duplicitous scheme. Credit to Jason Cortlund and Julia […]
Tags: Reviews, Julia, SXSW Film Festival, JoBeth Williams, Jason Cortlund, Julia Halperin, Sophie Reid

5 Reasons You Should Definitely Watch The SAG Awards This Weekend

Earlier this month, the Golden Globes kicked off awards ceremony season with a flourish. Now, on Sunday, the SAG Awards are going to take it up a notch. SAG is the Screen Actors Guild, i.e. America's most star-studded labor union.SAG joins forces with American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to form SAG-AFTRA, a pool of 160,000 actors and entertainers that honors the best in the business every winter since 1995. The SAGs are different than other shows — the Emmys, the Oscars, the Glo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Mahershala Ali, America, Williams, Dolly Parton, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, Jane Fonda, Janelle Monae, Naomie Harris, Lily Tomlin, Variety, Frankie, New Black

Popdose Alt-Christmas Film Festival: You’d Better Watch Out (For the Best of the Santa Slashers)

“The best seasonal film of all time. I wish I had kids. I’d make them watch it every year and if they didn’t like it, they’d be punished.” –John Waters It’s Yuletide, which means multiple airings of feel-good fare like March of the Wooden Soldiers, Christmas in Connecticut, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, Elf, and so on. Some of the cable stations spike the eggnog with “anti-Claus” movies, movies that use the holiday as a punchline, like Bad Santa, The Ice Harvest, Gremlins, Die Hard, ...
Tags: Music, Film, Home Improvement, Green, Chicago, Connecticut, Harry, Jesus, Venice, Jackson, Santa, Jackie, Jean Cocteau, Lauren Bacall, Joan Collins, Times Square

23rd Annual SAG Award Nominations Announced

23rd Annual SAG Award nominations announced Nominees for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2016, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood. SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris introduced Sophia Bush (Chicago P.D., One Tree Hill) a...
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Kerry Washington: ‘I Didn’t Think I Had What It Takes to Compete With Hollywood’

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation hosted its seventh annual Los Angeles Golf Classic on Monday morning, where Kerry Washington was presented with the actors inspiration award and celebrity golfers, including Tim Allen, Ron Perlman, Ioan Gruffudd and Joe Mantegna, gathered to raise funds for the nonprofit’s emergency assistance and healthcare programs. Washington, who stars in ABC’s “Scandal” and recently portrayed Anita Hill... Read more »
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Jeff Goldblum Movies Spotlight

Get ready for Independence Day: Resurgence with a look at the best Jeff Goldblum movies and TV roles Jeff Goldblum has given us some of the most famous smart characters of our time, from his work as scientist Jeff Brundle in The Fly to Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park to Detective Zach Nicholas in the final two seasons of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Now he’s reprising his Independence Day role of computer expert David Levinson in 20th Century Fox‘s upcoming sequel Independence Day: Resurgence...
Tags: Feature, TV, Movies, Nbc, Geena Davis, Mac, White House, Mit, Wes Anderson, David Cronenberg, Bill Murray, Jurassic Park, Jim Carrey, Jeremy, People Magazine, Quirky

Daily Deals 03/30/16

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is Above the Waterfall: A Novel ($1.99), by Ron Rash [Ecco / HarperCollins]. Booklist Starred Review Book Description In this poetic and haunting tale set in contemporary Appalachia, New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash illuminates lives shaped by violence and a powerful connection to the land. Les, a long-time sheriff just three-weeks from retirement, contends with the ravages of crystal meth and his own duplicity in his small Appalachian town. Becky, a park ra...
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SAG-AFTRA Foundation Releases Statement on Passing of President Ken Howard

The following statement by SAG-AFTRA Foundation President JoBeth Williams is released on behalf of SAG-AFTRA Foundation [Author: TV News Desk]
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