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Seeing Double: ‘Dante’s Peak’ vs ‘Volcano,’ 1997’s Dueling Disaster Movies

(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This time, we take a timely look at two movies that turn volcanic activity into action/adventure romps for the big screen.) Volcanic eruptions don’t typically get the kind of attention in the US that hurricanes, tornadoes, and sinkholes do as they’re understandably infrequent here in the states. We had Mount St. Helens back in 1980 and then… nothing. The Kilauea volcano on H...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Washington, US, Los Angeles, Features, Hawaii, James Bond, Tommy Lee Jones, Warren Beatty, Volcano, Harry, Sylvester Stallone, Jackson, Mclaren, Roger Donaldson

The 10 Most Iconic Movie Cars

The 10 Most Iconic Movie Cars Many people live vicariously through movies. It always helps when audience members have something to relate to, whether it be a character, situation, or time period. Pretty much anyone can relate to the feeling of being behind the wheel of a car, hearing the engine roar and cruising down a two-lane blacktop. While some folks merely use cars as tools to get around, others consider cars a passion. It’s the same for filmmakers. Many treat the vehicles in their films...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, New York, Movies, Stephen King, Chrysler, Chargers, The Dark Knight, Batman, Steve McQueen, Robert Zemeckis, Plymouth, Batmobile, Mad Max, Max, John Carpenter

‘They Live’ Vinyl Soundtrack Coming From Mondo

The harmonic and electric keyboard-driven soundtrack from John Carpenter’s iconic They Live is receiving a new release from the folks at Mondo, and you don’t need special sunglasses to check it out. Featuring two different variants, package design by Alan Hynes, and re-mastering by score co-composer Alan Howarth, this is the perfect music to listen to while you engage in a six-minute fight in an alley. Catch a look at the They Live vinyl soundtrack below. They Live Vinyl Soundtrack Mond...
Tags: Movies, Vinyl, Electric, Cool Stuff, Mondo, John-Carpenter, Carpenter, Howarth, Roddy Piper, Soundtracks, Alan Hynes, Alan Howarth, They-Live, MondoTees, Mondo Death Waltz Recording Company, Spencer Hickman

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

Peter Sciretta’s Top 15 Movies of 2018

2018 has come to a close and I have finally been willing to commit to a list of this year’s best movies. Unlike the rest of the /Film staff, I decided to post a top 15 instead of a top 10, and I’ll explain why. I don’t think this was a great year for movies, but it was a very good one. Many of the films in this list are on nearly equal footing. I recently went back and rated and ranked films through the last decade and a half, and that gives me some perspective. If you were to look at my rating...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Movies, Michael Bay, Disney, Los Angeles, Features, Alfonso Cuarón, Sony, James Bond, Richard Linklater, Pixar, Avengers, Bing, Roma, Nick Robinson

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Halloween’, ‘First Man’, ‘8MM’, ‘Hell Fest’

It’s 2019, but the films of 2018 are still trickling onto Blu-ray, and I’m here to help you sort through some of them. This week, we examine the Blu release of David Gordon Green’s Halloween, the underrated Neil Armstrong pic First Man, Joel Schumacher’s sleazy Nicolas Cage thriller 8MM, and the indie horror flick Hell Fest. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week, and beyond. Halloween (Now on Digital; On Blu-ray 1/15) David Gordon G...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Drama, Horror, Digital, Nasa, Green, Sony, Russell Crowe, James Gandolfini, Ryan Gosling, Jamie Lee Curtis, Joaquin Phoenix, Nicolas Cage, True Story, Cage

Watch The Teaser For John Carpenter's Latest Comic Book TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION: TWITCH

Teaser unveiled for the latest instalment of the comic book anthology. Read more >>> [Author:]
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Daily Podcast: The Best Movie Moments of 2018 Part 1

On the January 4, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by the whole /Film team, including managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman,  senior writer Ben Pearson , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista , in the first part of a discussion to determine the top 50 movie moments of 2018. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS UR...
Tags: New York, Movies, Deadpool, Anna, Stan Lee, Bing, Alex, Christ, Neil Armstrong, Rogers, Joe, John Carpenter, Lee, Daniel, Ralph, Mary Poppins

The Best Soundtracks of 2018: “What Does Joy Sound Like?”

The films of 2018 featured lovely, strange, and sometimes downright terrifying music. Just what it is that makes a good soundtrack? Is it something that stands out, intruding on scenes? Or is it something that hangs back, to the point where you don’t even notice it? Or perhaps it’s something in between. Or maybe the best film scores are the ones that trigger a specific emotion somewhere within your mind; a memory, a regret, a loving embrace. Music that cuts right through to your very soul. Musi...
Tags: Halloween, London, Movies, Features, Radiohead, Netflix, Revenge, Rob, John, Steve McQueen, Hereditary, John Williams, Sicario, Zimmer, Neil Armstrong, Robert Redford

‘Escape Room’ Review: A Surprisingly Fun Thriller That Completely Falls Apart in the End

There’s something extra frustrating about wasted potential, especially when it comes to a movie. A film that’s bad from start to finish is easy to shrug off and forget all about. But the movies that almost get there; that almost stick the landing, only to falter and twist an ankle…those are the films that stick in your craw. “What could have been!” you think, as you exit the theater, shaking your head, trying to piece together where it all went so terribly, cataclysmically wrong. That’s the typ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Youtube, Features, Movie Reviews, Thriller, Jason, Miller, Escape Room, John Carpenter, Mike, Ben, Russell, Deborah Ann Woll, Labine, Woll

The Not-So-Secret Ingredient to Making a Successful Sequel More Than a Decade Later

There are hundreds if not thousands of sequels out there in the ether, and while they’re not inherently good or bad their existence typically makes sense. A movie is popular, and within a couple years it gets a sequel. It’s basic Hollywood math as studios and filmmakers understandably want to strike while they still have the public’s attention. Sometimes, though, for all manner of reasons, the wait for a sequel is far, far longer. Mary Poppins Returns hit theaters a whopping 54 years after the ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Mexico, Disney, US, Features, Green, Sequels, Pixar, Tom Cruise, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Spielberg, Samuel L Jackson, Steven Spielberg

‘The Thing’ Comes to Life in Matthew Peak’s New Print from Bottleneck Gallery

John Carpenter may best be known for skyrocketing the slasher genre to new heights with Halloween. But let’s not forget what he also did for sci-fi horror with his 1982 remake of The Thing. And in celebration of that classic, Bottleneck Gallery is releasing their last new print of 2018 in the form of The Thing print by artist Matthew Peak. It’s a stunning work that the artist created for a recent screening of The Thing, and now you can get your hands on it. Check out the Matthew Peak The Thing ...
Tags: Art, Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Ap, Cool Stuff, Matthew, John-Carpenter, Bottleneck Gallery, The-Thing, Matthew Peak

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Venom’, ‘2001’, ‘The Predator’, ‘Starman’, ‘True Stories’

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.) Welcome to the last Blu-ray review round-up of 2018. We did it, everyone! Congratulations! As we close out this hell-year, some new Blu-ray releases await you – some good, some not so good, but all worth checking out in some capacity. This is an usually sci-fi heavy Blu-ray round-up – all but one fi...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, Christopher Nolan, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, John Goodman, Eminem, Stanley Kubrick, Nashville, True Stories, Woody Harrelson, Kubrick, Annie

‘Us’ Trailer: Jordan Peele Returns With a New Tale of Terror

Get Out director Jordan Peele returns to the horror genre with Us, and that should be more than enough to pique your interest. With Get Out, Peele announced himself as an incredible new voice in the horror and thriller genre, and the fact that he’s sticking with that genre for now is exciting. In Us, a couple, played by Black Panther stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, take their kids on a beach getaway for some relaxation. Things don’t go according to plan. Watch the Us trailer below. U...
Tags: Movies, Horror, US, Movie Trailers, Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, John Carpenter, Moss, Lupita Nyong, Nyong, Eric, Peele, Jordan Peele, Elizabeth Moss, Yahya Abdul Mateen, Winston Duke

How ‘Furious 7’ Helped James Wan Get His Feet Wet for ‘Aquaman’ and Why He’d Like to Make a Rom-Com [Interview]

After the release of Aquaman (out December 21, 2018), director James Wan will no longer be just “that horror guy.” The Warner Bros. superhero film has a humorous and light-hearted tone that more often than not transforms into full-blown kitsch, anchored around an effortlessly charismatic performance from Jason Momoa. And with Wan at the helm, the film’s stunning visual ambition and grandeur turns Aquaman into one of the most unique DC films to date. But this isn’t the first brush with funny for...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Dc, Warner Bros, Spielberg, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Jason, Warner Brothers, Lucas, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Patrick, Arthur, Little China, Comic Book/Superhero

The Best Private Eye Movies You’ve Never Seen

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. This week sees us dig into the gumshoe game with a look at some private eye flicks worth seeking out.) A new Sherlock Holmes film opens later this month, and while it’s one played almost exclusively for laughs its core element — a private detective solves a mystery! — remains intact. Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1887 creation is probably the most famou...
Tags: Movies, Edgar Allan Poe, Features, United States, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Vietnam, John Lithgow, Jeff Bridges, Moses, Cutter, Tab, John Carpenter, Pullman, Stiller, Jake Kasdan

‘Duke Nukem’ Movie Brings ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Producer on Board to Make a ‘Deadpool’-Inspired Film

Virtually no one liked the Assassin’s Creed movie, but that film’s producer, Jean-Julien Baronnet, is going to give another video game adaptation a try. Baronnet has been brought on to produce the Duke Nukem movie, based on the popular video game series about a sexist meathead who shoots aliens with giant guns. Earlier this year, it was reported that Paramount and Platinum Dunes were working on the film, with John Cena as a possible star. Paramount is no longer involved. According to Variety...
Tags: Movies, Deadpool, Duke, Paramount, Video Game, John Carpenter, John Cena, Board, Variety, Max Payne, Duke Nukem, Action/Adventure, Gearbox, Scott Faye, Duke Nukem Duke Nukem, Jean-Julien Baronnet

Varèse Sarabande’s Top 10 Sellers List Led by ‘Ghost,’ ‘T2,’ ‘Star Wars’ Albums

John Carpenter’s “Halloween” music? A “Star Wars” compendium? It’s no shock to see these show up on a list of soundtrack label Varèse Sarabande’s historical 10 biggest selling albums. More surprising? Non-genre soundtracks like “Rudy” and “The Man from Snowy River,” which film music fans snatched up in numbers matching some of the more obvious […]
Tags: News, John Carpenter, Varese Sarabande, Music for Screens

John Carpenter Is Ready For Another Halloween Movie

Early rumors about another sequel are swirling, and now John Carpenter himself has weighed in.
Tags: Religion, John Carpenter

Halloween: John Carpenter is Ready to Score the Reboot’s Sequel

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Halloween: John Carpenter is ready to score the reboot’s sequel Though not officially announced yet, a sequel to this year’s Halloween is all but assured. The film brought in $252 million worldwide and became the highest grossing slasher film of all time. Now, Horror master John Carpenter is ready to write the music for the sure-to-be-announced sequel. In an interview with Consequence of Sound, the filmmaker and musician said he couldn’t wait to compose a score for the ine...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Horror, Green, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jason Blum, John Carpenter, Curtis, Carpenter, David Gordon Green, Judy Greer, Allyson, Michael Myers, Movie News, Danny McBride, Laurie Strode

John Krasinski Drops Some Hints About His A Quiet Place Sequel Plans

Jeremy Renner thinks we’ll be getting a look at Avengers 4 soon. Get a look at Jughead Jones’ mom on Riverdale. John Carpenter is already thinking about a sequel to the latest Halloween. Plus, Carol Danvers shines bright in a new Captain Marvel poster, and a look at Doctor Who’s season finale. Spoilers, away!Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Charmed, Z Nation, Glass, Avengers, Jeremy Renner, John Krasinski, John Carpenter, Carol Danvers, Van Helsing, Riverdale, Fantasy Island, Captain Marvel, Jughead Jones, Doctor Sleep

They Live

I kicked off my 1988 movie marathon with this, and I’m glad I did. I really enjoy re-watching all these John Carpenter movies — I was a pretty big fan of his movies after all — and this one is another enjoyable visit. Yes, that 10-minute fight scene (between the two buddies) is still as ridiculous as ever, but overall this is still such a great story idea, and I love how it builds up to the climax. Great effects work too on the look of the aliens.
Tags: Travel, Movies, 1988, John Carpenter, They Live, Debaser

Sequel Bits: ‘Creed II’, ‘John Wick 3’, ‘Glass’, ‘Big Trouble in Little China’, ‘The LEGO Movie 2’, ‘Kingsman’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Clubber Lang was almost in Creed II. John Wick 3 has wrapped shooting (both his guns and the movie). M. Night Shyamalan is finally done working on Glass. No, Kurt Russell won’t be in the Big Trouble in Little China reboot. The LEGO Movie 2 will have its own video game, We’re getting both a Kingsman prequel and a Kingsman 3. Creed II is very much a callback to Rocky IV. But at one point, it almost had a Rocky III reference as well. Speaking with Uproxx, Cree...
Tags: Apple, Comedy, New York, Movies, Drama, Dwayne Johnson, Glass, West, Morocco, Sequels, Emmet, John, New Mexico, Johnson, Usa Today, Halle Berry

Sunday A La Carte (December 2)

This is one of those rare Sunday editions of A La Carte. I collected so many great articles and videos over the course of the week that, rather than deleting a bunch of them, I thought I’d put them into this bonus A La Carte. President George H.W. Bush, 1924–2018 WORLD magazine remembers President George H.W. Bush. “Bush began his presidency on Jan. 20, 1989, and led the country during an era of tumultuous foreign politics in a fragile, rapidly changing world. He was a man of...
Tags: Hollywood, Articles, Blogging, Christ, John Carpenter, George H W Bush, Chau, La Carte, John Chau, George H W Bush Bush, Hollywood Surely

Horror Icon John Carpenter Just Reviewed Fallout 76, And It Was Perfect

The Halloween director is a pretty hardcore gamer and posted a concise review.
Tags: Religion, John Carpenter

Now Scream This: The Best Horror Movies About Family to Stream This Thanksgiving

(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: Thanksgiving – the nightmare that is cyclical forced family engagements. Another night spent dodging questions about how you’re almost thirty and still not “settling down,” forced to seek comfort inside a whiskey bottle while averting Aunt Sally’s searing judgemental snark (“hypothetically”). This ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, Features, Netflix, Chris, John Carpenter, Marshall, Mary, Sally, Matt, Roberts, Adam, Carpenter, Sean Pertwee, Sam Raimi

Watch A Deleted Scene from the New Halloween

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Watch a deleted scene from the new Halloween While we’re still a few weeks away from this year’s Halloween reboot hitting home video, you can get an early glimpse at one of the special features. Universal has debuted a deleted scene that will be featured on the upcoming home video release. The clip feature’s the films two documentary filmmakers who are researching the masked killer Michael Myers, providing a pretty solid scare fakeout. You can check out the deleted scene i...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Horror, Green, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jason Blum, John Carpenter, Curtis, David Gordon Green, Judy Greer, Allyson, Michael Myers, Movie News, Danny McBride, Laurie Strode, Horror News

Watch an exclusive deleted scene from the Halloween DVD/Blu-ray

Are you ready to invite Michael Myers into your home? EW can exclusively reveal that this year’s hit horror sequel Halloween will be released on Digital and via the streaming platform Movies Anywhere on Dec. 28, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on Jan. 15. The Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital releases arrive with seven deleted or extended scenes and five featurettes: “Back in Haddonfield: Making Halloween,” “The Original Scream Queen,” “The Sound of Fear,” “Journey of the Mask,...
Tags: Religion, Digital, Jamie Lee Curtis, Celeb Gossip, John Carpenter, Curtis, Myers, Laurie, Haddonfield, David Gordon Green, Michael Myers, Virginia Gardner, Laurie Strode, Judy Greer Andi Matichak Will Patton