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Brad Pitt Racing Project From Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Starts A Bidding War

Audiences like racing movies. The studios know this, so it's no surprise that not only is one of the biggest movie stars working today attaching himself to a new one, but all the studios are lining up to bid each other up on the package. The Hollywood Reporter says that studios and streamers are fighting each other for the rights to this as-yet-untitled racing film starring Pitt and directed by "Tron: Legacy" filmmaker Joseph Kosinski. We're talking Disney, Paramount, MGM, Sony, Universal, Netfl...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Movies, News, Stephen King, Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari, Ford, Brad Pitt, Steve McQueen, Pitt, Hollywood Reporter, Jerry Bruckheimer, Kruger, Kosinski, Joseph Kosinski


The Dark Tower Easter Egg You Never Noticed In The Shawshank Redemption

What do "The Dark Tower" books and "The Shawshank Redemption" movie have in common, besides author Stephen King? A guy named Randall. Easter eggs are all the rage in today's King adaptations — and movies in general. Back in 2017 (when we proclaimed the King film renaissance), Mike Flanagan's adaptation of "Gerald's Game" featured numerous references to other King stories, not the least of which was a line of dialogue where one character randomly says, "All things serve the Beam." This was a dire...
Tags: Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Stephen King, Salem, King, Randall, Walter, Peter, Frank Darabont, Flanagan, Callahan, Gerald, Alexander Skarsgard, Darabont, Jamey Sheridan, Rita Hayworth


Stan Lee's Horror Comics To Get The Cinematic Universe Treatment From Timur Bekmambetov

Timur Bekmambetov, the filmmaker behind the action banger "Wanted," is developing a new cinematic universe based on iconic comic book writer and publisher Stan Lee's work -- but this universe might hold more bumps in the night. Under Bekmambetov's production banner, Bazelevs, the "Night Watch" director is assembling a series of connected films based on Lee's unexplored horror works, with Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer, and Matt Greenberg taking care of the screenplay.Bazelevs will be working arm-i...
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The Scarface Controversy Explained

The Scarface Controversy Explained It's rare for iconic films to have achieved such status without some sort of controversy coloring their legacies. Such is the case with "Scarface," the 1983 crime drama starring legendary actor Al Pacino as the ruthless Tony Montana. The tale of the fictional Cuban immigrant turned violent drug lord has become culturally synonymous with the idea of obtaining the American Dream at all costs, revered by rappers, suburbanites, and edgy middle schoolers alike. Whil...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Stephen King, America, Los Angeles, Oliver Stone, Miami, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Al Pacino, Castro, Brian De Palma, Scarface, Perez, Miami Herald, Carrie


Upcoming Blumhouse Movies To Keep On Your Radar

Did you know Blumhouse produced "Tooth Fairy"? As in the 2010 fantasy comedy where Dwayne Johnson played an overly aggressive hockey player who got turned into the tooth fairy? Suffice it to say, Jason Blum's production company has come a long way since then (as has The Rock for that matter), evolving into the go-to source for inventive horror movie series and original, daring social thrillers thanks to its low-budget model. It's even branched out into TV with its "Welcome to the Blumhouse" stre...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Colorado, Dwayne Johnson, Stephen King, Green, Netflix, Ethan Hawke, Showtime, Drew Barrymore, Miami, Zac Efron, Allison Williams, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jason Blum, Hamilton


Hannah Shaw-Williams' Favorite Movies Of All Time

Hello /Film readers! I'm Hannah Shaw-Williams, and I recently joined the site's editorial staff as the guardian of the weekend shifts. A prerequisite for the job was liking movies, and as a keen cinephile I've personally watched over a dozen films in my lifetime. Yes, you should be impressed. This deep wealth of knowledge means that when I was called upon to list my 15 favorite movies as a way of introducing myself to readers, I was ready for the challenge.People often ask me what kind of films ...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Movies, Mississippi, Stephen King, Britain, Italy, Guillermo Del Toro, New Zealand, Franco, James Franco, John, Tom Cruise, Sam, Tom Hardy, Wellington


Riders Of Justice, Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Is Already Getting A U.S. Remake

Hollywood is riding up on "Riders of Justice," determined to rope it and corral it into its stable of English remakes, more than one of which are based on Danish-language films starring Mad Mikkelsen.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate has secured the rights to an English-language adaptation of "Riders of Justice," to be produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps Entertainment. This is the same production company behind "Stranger Things," the Ryan Reynolds hit, "Free...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, Movies, News, Justice, Stephen King, Netflix, Leonardo Dicaprio, Nolan, Thomas Vinterberg, Ryan Reynolds, David Fincher, Jensen, Tinseltown, Markus, Fincher


The Mist Ending Explained: 14 Years Later, The Ending Still Hits Like A Gunshot

Very few times in a career watching and analyzing horror movies do you come across a mainstream film with a true bone-rattler of an ending, but that's exactly what happened when director Frank Darabont released "The Mist" on November 21, 2007, almost exactly 14 years ago. It was Darabont's fourth time adapting a work by Stephen King for the screen after "The Shawshank Redemption," "The Green Mile" and his very first major short film "The Woman in the Room." The novella on which it is based first...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Melissa Mcbride, Stephen King, David, Marcia Gay Harden, King, New England, Frank, Frank Darabont, Hartford, Ollie, Darabont, Thomas Jane, William Sadler, Mrs Carmody


14 Shows Like Broadchurch That Are Definitely Worth Watching

There's a reason why people keep going back to "Broadchurch." The ITV series set in a fictional Dorset town has a lot of the elements that make mystery series so appealing. In stories like this, a prominent character, often a detective, arrives from out of town to help with a case, clashing with local law enforcement. In "Broadchurch," that's David Tennent's character, Alec. There's often a more seasoned local detective who thinks they know everything, and whose world gets flipped upside-down on...
Tags: Hbo, London, Television, Movies, Australia, Jamie Dornan, Scotland, New York City, Stephen King, Earth, Bbc, United States, Missouri, Itv, Maine, United Kingdom


These Are The 27 Most Disturbing Movies Of The Century So Far

This is not a fun list. No, this is not a compilation of movies you casually put on, hoping for a chill time on your couch. You don't watch the films on this list as much as the films on this list happen to you: they slip under your skin, slide into the folds of your brain, worm their way into your very soul. When the /Film team sat down to hammer out a list of the most disturbing movies of the century so far, we drew a hard line. Nothing could make it on the list unless we found it actively unp...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Movies, Scotland, Berlin, New York City, Stephen King, Netflix, House, Stanley Kubrick, Harry, John, Scarlett Johansson, Nazi, Takashi Miike, Louisiana


Spencer Director Pablo Larraín Doesn't Believe Biopics Are Actually Possible [Exclusive]

Director Pablo Larraín knows a thing or two about biopics and stories centered on women both grieving and aggrieved. With "Lisey's Story" and now "Spencer," he's been returning to subject matter of that nature in 2021, and it's been a part of his filmography since at least 2016 when he helmed the Oscar-nominated "Jackie.""Spencer" stars Kristin Stewart as Diana, Princess of Wales, whose maiden name was Spencer. The film is, in Stewart's words, "an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivota...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Wales, Life, Aaron Sorkin, Stephen King, Diana, John F Kennedy, Danny Boyle, Camelot, Charles, Natalie Portman, Jackie, Spencer, Stewart


Everything We Know About The Boogeyman So Far

Stephen King readers and viewers should be well-versed in things that go bump in the night, but what about those that boogey out of the closet and over to children's cribs? "The Boogeyman" is coming to get you. It's the latest King adaptation to shamble along since we proclaimed the King movie renaissance back in 2017 — the year of "It," "Gerald's Game," and "1922."Unlike those films and countless other King adaptations over the years, "The Boogeyman" is not based on a novel or novella. Its sour...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Beck, Jerusalem, Hulu, King, Harper, Adrien Brody, Woods, Epix, Gerald, Jack Torrance, Dan Cohen, Billings, Scott Beck, Rob Savage


Wes Anderson Is Getting An Austin Street Named After Him

As a proud Austinite since 1993, I can vouch that we're very proud of our hometown boy, Wes Anderson. He might be overshadowed a little bit locally by the reverence toward Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater, but this town does love our success stories. For the record, we also gave honorary hometown status to Mike Judge, Elijah Wood, and Quentin Tarantino because they've all adopted us as a city in some form over the years, and we like to collect talented people like they were Pokemon.But whe...
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Stephen King, Austin, Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater, Quentin Tarantino, Elijah Wood, David Lynch, Tolkien, Robert Rodriguez, Cool Stuff, Anderson, Mike, Adler


Station Eleven: Release Date, Cast, And 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.)When COVID-19 began, people turned to Steven Soderbergh's 2011 thriller "Contagion" for, one assumes, pointers on how to navigate the terrifying real-world outbreak. Nearly two years later and everyone seems to have understandably tired of movies and TV shows dealing with devastating pandemics. However, they might want to make an...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Stephen King, Toronto, Atlanta, Georgia, Netflix, Clarke, Steven Soderbergh, William Shakespeare, Gael Garcia Bernal, FX, King, Frank, Somerville


Halloween Ends Is A Coming-Of-Age Film Similar To John Carpenter's Christine

So just how will things end when "Halloween Ends" next year? "Halloween KIlls," the most recent entry in this new trilogy, concluded on a shocking note, setting the stage for one final showdown between Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode and Michael "The Shape" Myers. However, according to director David Gordon Green, "Halloween Ends" is going to be considerably different from the previous two entries. Green has already said that the next film is going to jump forward about 4 years, and introduce th...
Tags: Movies, News, Stephen King, Green, Karen, John Carpenter, Christine, Carpenter, Haddonfield, David Gordon Green, Allyson, Michael Myers, Laurie Strode, Jamie Lee Curtis Laurie Strode, Karen Judy Greer, Allyson Andi Matichak Laurie


The 23 best western books, from cowboy classics to feminist reimaginings

Some of the best westerns include "Lonesome Dove," "The Gunslinger," and "How Much of These Hills Is Gold." Amazon; Bookshop; Alyssa Powell/Insider When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Westerns are usually categorized as stories of cowboys during the 18th and 19th centuries. This list has classic and contemporary books for western fans. Want more books? Check out the best historical fiction books. Westerns are classically known as stories abo...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, California, Montana, Stephen King, US, Sacramento, Trends, Georgia, Earth, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Kansas, Nebraska, John, Johnson


The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies Of 2021 (So Far)

Netflix has an extensive lineup of movies and TV shows, but head to the site for some creepy content and you'll find the offerings slim. Those looking for a wide variety of spooky classics will be dismayed to go to the horror section, sort by year released, and only find the catalogue to go back as far as 1990's "The Exorcist III" (which is nonetheless outstanding, go watch it). Where the streaming service shines is in its original content, bringing fresh films from a variety of storytellers aro...
Tags: Florida, England, Texas, Movies, Stephen King, Rebecca, Netflix, House, Nebraska, Takashi Miike, Ya, Darren Aronofsky, Sam, Alfred Hitchcock, Catherine, Alice


Ryan Scott's Favorite Movies Of All Time

Good day to you, /Film readers. Ryan Scott here, the guy who you may have noticed writes a lot about box office happenings and movie business goings-on, in addition to handling our Superhero Bits column and, when the opportunity strikes, "Star Wars" or "James Bond." Today, I bring you a list of my favorite movies of all time, and the list says just about everything you need to know about the kind of movie lover I am.I find that a lot of people who write about movies (or any form of entertainment...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Michael Bay, Stephen King, Marvin, Cameron, Hugh Jackman, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Heath Ledger, Darth Vader


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


Stephen King Adaptation The Boogeyman Is Heading To Hulu

In July of 2020, horror streaming service Shudder released an hour-long horror movie called "Host" shot entirely over the video messenger service and certified MVP of COVID-19, Zoom. With most of Hollywood at a screeching production halt and the world relegated to staying indoors, "Host" was an exciting — and straight-up terrifying — new release. Following the success of "Host," Savage directed the film "Dashcam" for Blumhouse, which played at the Toronto International Film Festival, the London ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Stephen King, Toronto, Beck, Fox, Hulu, Cavalier, Dan Cohen, Skeleton Twins, Rob Savage, Boogeyman, Mark Heyman, Scott Beck Bryan Woods, Akela Cooper


Anya Stanley's Favorite Movies Of All Time

Hello /Film readers. I'm Anya Stanley, and I like movies -- the darker, the better. In the past five years, I've fooled an outlet or two into paying me to talk movies, and /Film is the latest mark to take my film opinions seriously. When the invite came down to round up my top 15 movies, I was a little daunted. I've actively avoided this for said five years, because I knew my list would refuse to pick a lane, and would defy any attempts to corral and rank them in any way that makes sense. How do...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Movies, Stephen King, Fbi, Bravo, Donald Sutherland, Uma Thurman, Brian Cox, Andy Warhol, Stanley Kubrick, Paul Thomas Anderson, Warhol, Christopher Walken, Jared Harris, Taylor


The 16 Best Horror Movies On HBO Max Right Now

HBO Max is still one of the younger players in the streaming game, but they've already made a big splash thanks to their pandemic-fueled decision to premiere new Warner Bros. releases simultaneously in theaters and on the service. The experiment will end at the end of 2021, at which point the ultimate merits of the decision will be debated back and forth -- but I'm here to say that high profile move isn't even HBO Max's greatest asset.Shiny new releases get all the ink, but it's the deep and den...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Movies, Stephen King, Tim Curry, Netflix, House, Paris, David Cronenberg, Trinity, Salt Lake City, Takashi Miike, Steve McQueen, Warner Bros, Air Force, Kristen Stewart


The 15 Best Horror Movie Sequels Ever Made

Horror film sequels often face the same challenges that comedy sequels do. Many premises are designed for a singular story, and conclude with a resolution that doesn't immediately promise a follow up. A pivotal moment in many horror films is characters facing their fears; it's harder to justify a continuation if the threat is already resolved. However, horror film franchises remain popular thanks to innovation. It's exciting when the original filmmaker can return to expand on their original visi...
Tags: London, Movies, New York City, Stephen King, Reagan, Aliens, Stanley Kubrick, Dallas, Danny Boyle, Ash, Kubrick, Sigourney Weaver, Jack, Norman, Ridley Scott, James Cameron


Our 13 favorite horror movies to stream on Halloween

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Kathryn Newton in "Freaky." NBCUniversal and Blumhouse Productions Halloween is the perfect time to put together your own horror movie marathon at home. There are tons of scary movies on streaming services like HBO Max, Hulu, Prime Video, and Netflix. You can stream some of our favorites right now, like "The Shining," "Freaky," "Hereditary," and more. Halloween is right around the corner, and there'...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, South Korea, Halloween, Hbo, Usa, TV, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Entertainment, Horror, Amc, Stephen King, Trends, Tech


Every Martin Scorsese Feature Ranked From Worst To Best

How do you even begin to break down Martin Scorsese's staggeringly consistent filmography, let alone try to rank his movies in order of quality? One of the most talented directors in American cinematic history, there's not a whole lot of daylight between his best and worst films. Even the box office bombs that couldn't connect with an audience have enough redeeming qualities to make them worthwhile. Scorsese's films are never bad, in part because he has such a reverence for cinema; each of his m...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, New York, Hollywood, Movies, California, Boston, New York City, Matt Damon, Stephen King, US, Juliette Lewis, Karen, Cruise, Brooklyn, Cameron Diaz


Edgar Wright Responds to Stephen King’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ Tweet: “I Am Truly Humbled”

The Academy Museum's David Geffen Theater hosted its first movie premiere Monday for a psychological thriller starring Anya Taylor-Joy...
Tags: Stephen King, Edgar Wright, Soho, David Geffen Theater


Movies Like Forrest Gump That Are Definitely Worth A Watch

"Forrest Gump" is one of the most beloved films of the 1990s. The crowd-pleaser has endured as a favorite among audiences with its heartfelt themes, groundbreaking technical innovation, and Tom Hanks's brilliant performance as the titular character. Robert Zemeckis's adaptation of Winston Groom's 1986 novel is the rare film that inspires tears and laughter in equal measure."Forrest Gump" follows the exploits of a mentally challenged man across several decades as he inadvertently influences key e...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Aaron Sorkin, White House, New York City, Stephen King, America, Tom Hanks, Dave, United States, New Jersey, New Orleans, Elvis Presley, John F Kennedy, Philadelphia, John


The 15 Best Horror Movie Directors Of All Time

The horror genre necessitates a personal touch. What is or isn't scary is very subjective, and auteur filmmakers are integral to highlighting personal fears and how they manifest. Whether it's best defined as a slasher, body horror, artistic work, or satire, the horror films that stand the test of time as cinematic classics are those that feel individualistic.It can be challenging to define which great filmmakers are truly "horror directors." Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, and William Friedk...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Germany, Stephen King, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Hammer Films, America, Reagan, Park, David Cronenberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Danny Boyle, Ash, Charles Manson


8 Movies To Watch After Titane

Julia Ducournau's erotic body-horror thriller "Titane" is a cinematic explosion of genres, themes, and gorgeous visuals. The less you know about "Titane" before seeing it, the better, so stop here if you haven't checked out this shocking film for yourself just yet. Seriously, this is one where you want to go in blind.So, you've seen "Titane" and now you want more. I don't blame you; controversial and exploitation cinema is my favorite flavor of film. The only problem is that there's nothing exac...
Tags: Movies, Greece, Stephen King, Iron Man, Mtv, David Cronenberg, James, Cadillac, John Carpenter, Christine, Brandon, Arnie, Pauline, Carpenter, Alexia, Manu


The 12 scariest books we've ever read: 'Mexican Gothic,' Stephen King and other ghastly frights

Sometimes it's fun to be scared, when you know the monsters can't get you. This Halloween, USA TODAY staff share the scariest book's they've ever read.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Stephen King, Usa Today, Halloween USA