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Wes Craven, director of Scream and Nightmare on Elm Street, dies

Horror film master Wes Craven was reported dead on Sunday after a long fight with brain cancer. The famed director, born in 1939, was 76 years old. The news was announced by his family, and he is survived by his current wife Iya Labunka, a producer and former vice president of Disney Studios, and his children, Jonathan and Jessica, from his marriage to Bonnie Broecker.

Craven was known for having films that featured strong female lead characters and a brutal depiction of violence. He began his directorial career with the 1972 film The Last House on the Left (he also served as producer on the 2009 remake)...

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New releases for the week of Monday, August 31, 2015

A big week for the beginning of September, with a couple of huge releases onto consoles. One quick note before we start: Last week I had the release date for Disney Infinity 3.0 as Friday, August 28. It is in fact launching on Sunday, August 30. Now that that’s clarified, we can take a look at this week’s releases. This week we get the final collaboration between Konami and Hideo Kojima. Their fallout has been much publicized and discussed, and so it may be a bit bittersweet that Kojima’s final entry to the Metal Gear franchise will be on store shelves Tuesday. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain follows up the events from Ground Zeroes and fills in that final gap in the story which began back in 1987...

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Assassin’s Creed movie begins filming, image released of Fassbender’s character

The Assassin’s Creed movie, based on the popular game franchise from Ubisoft, has reportedly begun filming to prepare for its arrival in theaters on December 21, 2016. The movie stars Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Callum Lynch, an original character created for the movie’s story, which does not follow any of the games but is set in the game’s universe. Lynch is a bartender who discovers his Assassin roots through the Animus. Lynch’s descendant, Aguilar, was an Assassin in 15th century Spain, and by tapping the memories Lynch gains the knowledge and abilities to combat the Templars in the modern world. A shot of Fassbender in Assassin get-up has been released. Take a look below.

acmovieThe movie also stars Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises), Michael Kenneth Williams (12 ...

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September movies- Wrapping up the summer and heading into fall

September movies can be a mixed bag. You have those movies that weren’t deemed big enough for the summer crowds, and others that may be a bit too early yet to serve as Oscar bait. Not that movies released in the month are bad. Just mixed, and usually touching on all genres. The following is a list of the wide releases for September.

SEPTEMBER 2

A Walk in the Woods

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte team up as two old friends who decide to hike the Appalachian Trail. The adventure comedy/drama is directed by Ken Kwapis (The Office, Big Miracle, The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants) and also stars Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Mary Steenburgen (Orange is the New Black), Nick Offerman (22 Jump Street), and Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers).

SEPTEMBER 4

The Transporter Refueled

Ed Skrein (Sword of V...

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New releases for the week of Monday, August 24, 2015

The last full week of August is a busy one, chock full of all kinds of goodies for all kinds of gamers. American football takes the center stage with Madden NFL 16 as the storied sports franchise delivers its latest version to Sony and Microsoft’s consoles. Gears of War is brought forward to current gen in an Ultimate Edition, as is the stealth game Dishonored, which has its Definitive Edition. Mega Man also comes to current gen and PC in the Mega Man Legacy Collection. Fans of 80s horror flicks such as Friday the 13th may find much to love in the new horror game Until Dawn. Tomb Raider gets mobile with Lara Croft Go for the Android and iPhone, and plenty of indie titles also make their way to consoles and PC this week...

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Star Wars: Rogue One cast photo released

Disney has released a cast photo for their first Star Wars Anthology movie Rogue One. Take a look below.

rogue one castThe cast includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), Donnie Yen (Hero), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly), Forest Whitaker (Southpaw), Alan Tudyk (Firefly), and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler). The movie takes place prior to the events in Episode IV: A New Hope and follows a group of Rebels as they attempt to steal the plans for the Death Star. It will be a departure from past movies as no Jedi are featured in the film, focusing instead on regular troops...

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New releases for the week of Monday, August 17, 2015

A bunch of downloadable titles heading your way this week along with a previously digital only offering appearing on retail disc. Available on disc this week is Helldivers, making the jump from digital to disc on the PS4 with all of the DLC released so far. Resident Evil Revelations 2 makes its way to the Vita for some mobile horror, Final Fantasy Type 0 HD makes its debut on PC, and the former Wii U zombie game Zombi gets retooled for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One. Telltale Games Tales from the Borderlands gets its fourth episode entitled “Escape Plan Bravo”. Home video gives us a collection of short films made by Walt Disney Animation Studios along with some TV seasons (Once Upon A Time, The Blacklist, and Atlantis) along with some smaller movie titles (Vendetta, Nomads, The Unbelievers)...

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Unfriended- A failed cinematic experiment lacking in scares

Horror films come in many forms and deal with a wide variety of menacing things, but one thing that makes a good horror movie is having characters that are likeable and that you truly worry for their safety. Without characters to care for there would then have to be a truly creepy atmosphere(The Woman in Black), a compelling villain (Silence of the Lambs), or, at the very least to make it entertaining, some truly creative ways to dispatch your victims (the Final Destination series). In recent years many films have opted to embrace some modern technology and present the “found footage” movies, beginning with The Blair Witch Project and lately used in Project Almanac...

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The Hateful Eight trailer

An official teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s new western The Hateful Eight has been released. Check it out below.

The movie, Tarantino’s eighth feature, tells the tale of a group of post Civil War bounty hunters gathering together for shelter during a blizzard in a Wyoming town. Naturally, betrayal, deception, and violence enter into the mix. The movie stars Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), Kurt Russell (Death Proof), Walton Goggins (Justified), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Road to Perdition), Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs), Zoe Bell (Death Proof), Michael Madsen (Kill Bill), and Bruce Dern (Django Unchained).

The Hateful Eight is set to hit theaters in a limited release this Christmas, followed by a wide release on January 8, 2016.

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New releases for the week of Monday, August 10, 2015

Moving into the second week of August not a lot in big game releases but still some stuff of note. The anticipated mystery exploration game Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture arrives on the PS4. Kids of all ages can jump into battle with Toy Soldiers: War Chest. Dragon Age: Inquisition gets some DLC to take players into the Deep Roads against a familiar enemy, and Nintendo’s handheld lets you guide Paddington the bear through London or race with Garfield. On the home video front we get the Reese Witherspoon/Sofia Vergara action comedy Hot Pursuit, the horror film with an online twist Unfriended, a documentary exploring a comedian’s life in I Am Chris Farley, and Jackie Chan returning to action in Police Story: Lockdown. On the big screen the 60s spy show The Man From U.N.C.L.E...

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