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Movie Reviews: Four Indy Films To Check Out This Week

9/3/2015 11:15am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Contracted: Phase II' / 'Bloodsucking Bastards'
Movies, movies, movies! For those who say there just aren’t enough movies being made and released, you’re looking in all the wrong places. Just this week there’s a slew of four new flicks to check out involving everything from zombie spreading diseases to office vampires, plus old school heists and even the resurrecting of wrestling icons. (Quite a diverse bunch, no?!) Check out the encapsulated for your convenience reviews of "Contracted: Phase II," "Bloodsucking Bastards," "Rififi" and "The Resurrection of Jake The Snake" below!

Title: "Contracted: Phase II"

Stars: 2

Genre: Hor...
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Stan Lee Knows The REAL Reason 'Fantastic Four' Flopped

9/3/2015 4:53am EDT
Stan Lee Says The New 'Fantastic Four' Movie Flopped Because He
Fantastic Four crashed and burned this summer- easily the biggest disaster of the season. And according to EW, lovable Marvel Comics’ mastermind Stan Lee has stepped in to explain just why director Josh Trank’s take on his classic was such an across-the-board disaster.

The reason? No cameo from Stan Lee, of course!

Lee’s response comes from an interview with Larry King in which the pair briefly touch on the demise of Fantastic Four. “The new Fantastic Four didn’t do great, and got a couple bad reviews” King says, rather judiciously. “How did you take that?”

“Well, it was probably because...
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ABC Family's '13 Nights of Halloween' Lineup Is Spooktacular

9/3/2015 12:37am EDT
ABC Family's '13 Nights of Halloween' Schedule: Hauntingly Good
ABC Family kicks off 13 Nights of Halloween on Oct. 19, 2015 with a spooktacular lineup of movies and Halloween-themed shows. See the full show schedule below.

This year's 13 Nights schedule is eerily similar to last year's, but re-watching your favorites like Casper, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Teen Wolf, and Hocus Pocus never gets old.

In addition to the movies, shows and marathons listed below, ABC Family will premiere a Halloween special based on the new drama, Stitchers.

Returning to the lineup this year is Disney Pixar's Toy Story of Terror, Beetlejuice, Tim Burton's Corpse Bri...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Shocker: Collector's Edition'

9/2/2015 11:00am EDT
Shocker
Ready to go toe-to-toe with the evil Horace Pinker once again? The follow us as we check out the classic flick "Shocker: Collector’s Edition" Blu-ray out Sept. 8 from Shout! Factory’s genre division label Scream Factory. We see if a bad man stays dead this time below!

Title: "Shocker: Collector’s Edition"

Grade: 4 1/2

Cast: Mitch Pileggi, Peter Berg, Michael Murphy

Director: Wes Craven

Rating: R

Runtime: 110 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoutfactory.com

The Flick: Even way back in 1989 as part of the savory horror films coming out ...
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Catch Up On Old Favorites On Netflix This September

9/1/2015 11:17am EDT
Netflix
As we head back to school, Netflix lightens up on its binge requirements, with only one new original series premiering: “Puffin Rock” is a Northern Irish animated import about avian sibling duo Oona and Baba exploring their titular island home. Netflix’s children’s programming does not get the same sort of buzz as a “Narcos” or a “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” but there is nonetheless a steadily growing roster of shows for the kids.

The lack of originals is convenient, as it allows for catch-up of old favorites that will be returning in the fall. Serendipitously, September’s...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Crystal Lake Memories - The Complete History Of Friday The 13th'

9/1/2015 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Crystal Lake Memories - The Complete History Of
Ready to delve deep into one of the best and bloodiest franchises ever with the folks who made it? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray doc "Crystal Lake Memories – The Complete History of Friday the 13th" out Sept. 8 from RLJ Home Entertainment. We see if Jason gets his due in the review below!

Title: "Crystal Lake Memories – The Complete History of Friday the 13th"

Grade: 4 1/2

Cast: Corey Feldman, Sean S. Cunningham, Betsy Palmer

Director: Daniel Farrands

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 400 minutes

Release Company: RLJ Home Entertainment

Website: www.us.RLJEntertai...
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Andrew Garfield Gets Candid About His Terrible Experience With ‘Spider-Man’

9/1/2015 3:24am EDT
Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield was not the world’s most popular Spider-Man. But at least Garfield can admit that- and in a new interview with The Playlist, the actor (and former Peter Parker) delves into just why The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel were such weak sauce.

The secret? Trying to appeal to everyone, rather than just buckle down and make a solid Spider-Man movie.

“The pressure to get it right, to please everyone… it's not going to happen...You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit,” Garfield explained, venting his frustrations. “Like, ‘Eh, that was good.’ [The films are] mas...
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In Memoriam: The Five Best Wes Craven Films Of All Time

8/31/2015 10:50pm EDT
Wes Craven
The film world has lost one of its legends. Horror master Wes Craven died Sunday, August 30, 2015 after a battle with brain cancer.

To say his loss is massive is an understatement – nobody in horror history was more prolific, beloved and utterly creative than Craven. From Freddy Krueger to Ghostface, "The Hills Have Eyes" to "The Last House On The Left," Craven made great cinema.

And while a lot of his films went on to be remade to much lesser effectiveness, it was the cool of Craven that made a film he wrote and directed such an original experience.

So in loving memory of the man w...
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'We Are Your Friends' Tanks At The Box Office

8/31/2015 9:39am EDT
Box Office Flop: Zac Efron's 'We Are Your Friends' Had One Of Th
Zac Efron's latest film, "We Are Your Friends," debuted over the weekend with one of the worst wide-release openings in U.S. box office history.

The film took in a paltry $1.8 million in 2,333 theaters, making it the fourth-worst film debut since 1982, reports BoxOfficeMojo.com. There were predictions that the film would make $10 million over the weekend.

What films did worse? "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure" (2012), "Delgo" (2008), and the "Saw" tenth anniversary release in 2014.

"We Are Your Friends" centers on an aspiring DJ who falls in love with his mentor's girlfriend ...
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Check Out 'Boulevard,' Starring Robin Williams, On Digital Now, DVD And Blu-ray Sept. 1

8/30/2015 6:50am EDT
Boulevard
In "Boulevard," Nolan Mack (Robin Williams) and his wife, Joy, wake up under the same roof each morning, their separate bedrooms underscoring the disparate worlds they're living in.

Nolan's disconnection carries on in his job at the bank, where even a promotion cannot seem to lift the emptiness that permeates his life.

His emotional journey begins to unfold when Nolan encounters a troubled young man. Nolan finds himself forced, for the first time, to confront the loneliness of his longtime marriage.

While bravely risking every relationship in his life, Nolan opens himself to an incredibl...
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