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Watch the new trailer for sci-fi sequel Beyond Skyline

29 September 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere at Horror Channel FrightFest next month, a new UK trailer has been released for the upcoming alien invasion sci-fi thriller sequel Beyond Skyline; check it out here…

Los Angeles Detective Mark Corley (Frank Grillo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) thought bailing out his eighteen-year-old son, Trent (Jonny Weston, Taken 3), was the worst part of his day. But on the ride home, the skies above fill with a strange blue light. Within moments, the entire city’s population is vacuumed up into a massive alien ship.

In the aftermath, father and son lead a band of survivors to the marina. But when Trent is abducted, Mark relentlessly storms after his son onto the nightmarish warship.

As the aliens move across the planet, feeding off the remnants of humanity, the resilient Mark battles through the bizarre environment, uncovering their horrific secrets. Before long, he forges an alliance with an unlikely ally. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Purge 4 Locks in Its First Two Leads

20 September 2017 10:49 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few weeks after The Purge 4 title was revealed to be The Island, the first two lead cast members have come aboard for this Purge prequel. Y'lan Noel (Insecure) and Lex Scott Davis (Training Day) are the first actors to officially sign on for the project, although it remains to be seen how many more main characters are still needed for the cast. While it hasn't been confirmed when production will begin, it will certainly have to begin soon, since the prequel is already set to hit theaters next summer.

The Tracking Board first broke the news, although there were no details given about the characters they play. James DeMonaco, who has written and directed all of the Purge movies and is also developing a Purge TV series, revealed in May that this story will take place during the first experimental Purge night, which happened on Staten Island, before this annual tradition went nationwide. »

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Movie News: 'Purge 4' Title, Plot Details Revealed

7 September 2017 2:09 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Purge 4: James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first three installments in the Purge series (above on the set of The Purge: Election Year), says that the next movie is currently titled The Purge: The Island. DeMonaco is writing the prequel, which revolves around "the first experimental Purge" when all crime is declared legal. He says it will be set on Staten Island. Gerard McMurray will direct the movie, scheduled for release on July 4, 2018. [Vulture]  ...

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Movie News: 'Purge 4' Title, Plot Details Revealed; Will Smith Shares First 'Aladdin' Cast Photo

7 September 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Purge 4: James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first three installments in the Purge series (above on the set of The Purge: Election Year), says that the next movie is currently titled The Purge: The Island. DeMonaco is writing the prequel, which revolves around "the first experimental Purge" when all crime is declared legal. He says it will be set on Staten Island. Gerard McMurray will direct the movie, scheduled for release on July 4, 2018. [Vulture]   Aladdin: Will Smith (above in Suicide Squad) shared a photo from the first day of shooting on Disney's live-action Aladdin (below), featuring himself (the Genie) with Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine) and  Marwan Kenzari (Jafar). Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy...

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‘The Purge: The Island’ Will Tell the Story of the First Purge Night

7 September 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Last year’s The Purge: Election Year didn’t exactly close the door on the popular horror series, but it did conclude with things looking up for the nightmarish near-future America where all crime is legalized for one night each year. If it was the final film, it would have been a satisfying ending. But the Purge […]

The post ‘The Purge: The Island’ Will Tell the Story of the First Purge Night appeared first on /Film. »

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Purge 4 Gets Titled The Island, Will Tell Brooklyn Origin Story

6 September 2017 5:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Purge has become one of the most successful modern horror franchise we have. A very unique and fascinating premise has propelled the series to three very successful movies so far, with an upcoming Purge 4 slated for release on July 4, 2018. Series creator James DeMonaco has now officially confirmed that the upcoming fourth entry, which is going to be a prequel, is officially titled The Purge: The Island, while also revealing the first official plot details.

James DeMonaco made the reveals about The Purge 4 while speaking with Vulture. Even though he isn't directing this time around, as that duty has been handed off to Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands), DeMonaco is heavily involved. He revealed that this movie will tell the story of the first ever experimental Purge night, which is going to take place on Staten Island. Here's what he had to say about it.

"I said it's the first experimental Purge, »

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Three more join new Blumhouse thriller Only You

26 July 2017 6:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week it was announced that Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time) and David Oyelowo (A United Kingdom) have been cast in the upcoming Blumhouse Productions thriller Only You, and now we have word of three more additions to the film.

According to THR, Brian Tyree Henry (This Is Us), Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette and Joan) and Mykelti Williamson (The Purge: Election Year) have been cast in the movie, which is being directed by Jacob Estes, who also penned the script.

Plot details on Only You are scarce, but it is said that the film revolves around “a police officer (Oyelowo) whose family was killed, a niece (Reid) who is in danger and a plot with time-travel elements.” »

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Movie News: Anne Hathaway to Star in Sci-fi Thriller; Watch Julianne Moore in First 'Wonderstruck' Teaser

21 July 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

O2: Anne Hathaway (Interstellar, above) will star in O2. It's described as "a contained thriller with sci-fi elements." Hathaway will play a woman trapped inside a cryogenic chamber with no memory of how she got there; she must escape before her oxygen runs out. Christie LeBlanc wrote the original screenplay; production is aiming to get underway this fall. [Deadline]   The Purge 4: Indie filmmaker Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands) will direct The Purge 4. James DeMonaco (The Purge: Election Year, above), who wrote and directed the first three installments in the horror series, wrote the script for the upcoming movie and consulted on the selection of a director. The series imagines a near-future world in which all crime is legal for a 12-hour period each...

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The Purge 4 finds a director

21 July 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures have tapped Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands) to direct the as-yet-untitled fourth entry in The Purge franchise.

Details on the fourth movie are being kept under wraps, but it will be based on a script by James DeMonaco, writer-director of The Purge and its sequels The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year.

The Purge series has been hugely successful for Blumhouse and Universal, with the three instalments grossing $320 million from a combined budget of just $22 million. In addition to a fourth movie, a TV series is in development, which will explore non-Purge days.

The Purge 4 is set for release on July 4th, 2018. »

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Fourth ‘Purge’ Finds a Director; Plans Fireworks for Fourth of July Opening

20 July 2017 3:32 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Gerard McMurray has come on board to direct the untitled fourth Purge movie for Blumhouse Productions with Universal Pictures setting a July 4, 2018, release date, Variety reports. James DeMonaco — who served as the writer/director of The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy, and The Purge: Election Year — is returning to write the script. The […] »

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‘Purge 4’ Finds Director in ‘Burning Sands’ Filmmaker Gerard McMurray

20 July 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gerard McMurray has come on board to direct the untitled fourth “Purge” movie for Blumhouse Productions with Universal Pictures setting a July 4, 2018, release date.

McMurray’s feature directorial debut “Burning Sands” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix. The film chronicles the brutal hazing process at an all-black university. McMurray also produced and co-wrote “Burning Sands.”

He additionally served as an associate producer on Ryan Coogler’s highly praised 2015 feature film, “Fruitvale Station.”

James DeMonaco — who served as the writer/director of “The Purge,” “The Purge: Anarchy,” and “The Purge: Election Year” — is returning to write the script. The logline is under wraps.

All three films center on America having devolved into a culture where murder is legal for one night every year. The franchise’s producers are Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum; Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller »

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What The Purge TV Show Is About

15 May 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Purge may have wrapped up a very successful, at least financially speaking, trilogy of movies last summer, but Blumhouse is expanding the franchise to TV in 2018. A Purge series has been in the works since 2016, from franchise creator and director James DeMonaco. Now we finally have some details about the series, and it is going to show us an entirely new side of the world that The Purge exists in.

As reported by Deadline, Blumhouse's Jason Blum spoke at NBCUniversal's upfront presentation about the Purge TV series, which is set to air on SyFy and USA next year. He revealed that the premiere of the show will show us what happens in the world on the other days of the year when people aren't purging. Here's what he had to say.

"It will reveal to the fans what happens the other 364 days of the year and how that law affects people. »

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The big blockbusters of summer 2018

8 May 2017 8:42 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew May 9, 2017

Mission: Impossible, Avengers, Dwayne Johnson, Jurassic World, Ant-Man and more are lining up to meet you next summer. Oh, and The Statham.

With summer blockbuster season 2017 in full swing, and with Fast & Furious 8 speeding over the $1bn mark already, a bunch of filmmakers are furiously putting together their films for release this time next year (or thereabouts). Here, as things stand, is the state of summer blockbuster season 2018. We’ve veered towards UK release dates on the whole, but as always, things can quickly change.

Also, we’ve not included unnamed films: Universal, for instance, has reserved a slot for one of its classic monster universe movies, but not told anybody what it is yet. As more information pops up, we’ll keep this list up to date…

March Tomb Raider (March 16th)

Summer blockbuster season effectively kicks off in March in 2018, with the Warner Bros-backed big »

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2016’s films ranked

27 April 2017 12:33 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

04.27.17: This list is now final. While I may in the future see additional films that were released in the awards year of 2016, no more films will be added to this list. (I may add links to reviews of films listed here.)

This ranking includes only new theatrical releases viewed for the awards year of 2016 (for eligibility for the Academy Awards and the Ofcs and Awfj awards); some films released in the UK without Us releases (and so ineligible for those awards this year) may also be included, for my own bookkeeping purposes. Links go to my review. Numbers after each entry are Date First Viewed/NYC Release Date/London Release Date; year is 2016 unless otherwise noted.

worth paying multiplex prices for

[5 stars]

Arrival (10.10/11.11/11.10)

La La Land (10.07/12.09/01.13.17)

A Monster Calls (10.06/12.23/01.01.17)

The Lobster (07.16.15/05.13/10.16.15)

Zootropolis (aka Zootopia) (02.22/03.04/03.25)

A Bigger Splash (10.08.15/05.04/02.12)

Miss Sloane (11.20/11.25/05.12.17)

London Road (06.03.15/09.09/06.12.15)

The Girl with All the Gifts (07.26/02.24.17/09.23)

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The Purge: Movie Franchise to Become a TV Series for USA & Syfy

5 April 2017 6:44 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Purge is coming to the small screen. Deadline reports a TV series based on the film franchise is coming to USA Network and Syfy.The horror films are set in a dystopian version of America where each year, for a 12-hour window, all crime is legal. So far, three movies have be released in the franchise — The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), and The Purge: Election Year (2016).Read More… »

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Blumhouse and ITV team up to launch independent TV studio with a TV series of The Purge coming

5 April 2017 4:42 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Blumhouse have been responsible for some of the biggest horror’s in recent years such as Insidious, Paranormal Activity and The Purge franchise to name just a few – and they’ve had a hand in a hell of a lot more than you can imagine- teaming up with ITV studios will open up a whole new world for Blumhouse who will now have the finance freedom to produce their own original scripted and unscripted material for darker programming for global audiences.

Related: The Purge, News, Reviews and Interviews

We say darker because the first series as part of the deal will be a version of The Purge, which currently consists of three films, The Purge, Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year. They will be delving into the Showtime-acquired The Last Days of Roger Ailes, a limited series which draws on Gabriel Sherman’s 2014 The Loudest Voice »

- Zehra Phelan

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Blumhouse Gets Into Indie TV, Sets ‘Purge’ Series and Roger Ailes Limited Series As First Projects

4 April 2017 9:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, famous for low-budget horror franchises like “The Purge,” “Insidious,” and “Paranormal Activity,” has launched an independent television studio with ITV Studios. Blumhouse Television will be a true independent studio, specializing in original scripted and unscripted “dark” genre programming.

The flagship series for the new arm of the studio will be a series continuation of the highly successful “Purge” franchise for USA and SyFy. The horror franchise is about one day a year when rule of law is suspended and all hell breaks loose, and recently saw its highest-grossing film ever, “The Purge: Election Year.”

Read More: Beyond A24: How Hip New Distributors Are Targeting Millennial Tastemakers With Bold Films

The company will also produce a limited series for Showtime about Fox News founder Roger Ailes, titled “Secure and Hold: The Last Days of Roger Ailes.” Academy Award-winning director Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”) will write and produce, »

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Blumhouse Gets Into Indie TV, Sets ‘Purge’ Series and Roger Ailes Limited Series As First Projects

4 April 2017 9:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, famous for low-budget horror franchises like “The Purge,” “Insidious,” and “Paranormal Activity,” has launched an independent television studio with ITV Studios. Blumhouse Television will be a true independent studio, specializing in original scripted and unscripted “dark” genre programming.

The flagship series for the new arm of the studio will be a series continuation of the highly successful “Purge” franchise for USA and SyFy. The horror franchise is about one day a year when rule of law is suspended and all hell breaks loose, and recently saw its highest-grossing film ever, “The Purge: Election Year.”

Read More: Beyond A24: How Hip New Distributors Are Targeting Millennial Tastemakers With Bold Films

The company will also produce a limited series for Showtime about Fox News founder Roger Ailes, titled “Secure and Hold: The Last Days of Roger Ailes.” Academy Award-winning director Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”) will write and produce, »

- Jude Dry

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Read an Excerpt from James DeMonaco & B.K. Evenson’s Apocalyptic Novel Feral

3 April 2017 12:07 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Filmmaker James DeMonaco has shown horror fans a ruthless society in the world of his Purge movies, and now he's diving into another frightening future in Feral, a new novel he co-wrote with B.K. Evenson that's set in a world where men have transformed into manic killing machines. With Feral coming out on April 4th from Penguin Random House's Anchor imprint and Blumhouse Books, we've been provided with an excerpt from the apocalyptic novel to share with Daily Dead readers.

Check out the excerpt below, and to learn more about Feral, visit Amazon and Blumhouse Books.

"About Feral, by James DeMonaco and Brian Evenson

Allie Hilts was still in high school when a fire at a top-secret research facility released an air-borne pathogen that quickly spread to every male on the planet, killing most. Allie witnessed every man she ever knew be consumed by fearsome symptoms: scorching fevers and internal bleeding, »

- Derek Anderson

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Get Out movie review: yes all white people

16 March 2017 2:17 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… Shattering and deep-down bone-chilling. A viciously unsettling nightmare of race and privilege that carves out a much-needed paradigm shift for genre film. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for more diverse storytelling

I’m “biast” (con): not generally impressed by horror movies

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I am shattered by this movie. I am horrified by it… and not in the way that horror movies are typically intended to horrify us: this one is deliberately carving out whole new realms of horror onscreen, realms that have always existed for some people in the real world while others of us have been blind to them, but realms that none of us have ever seen onscreen like this before. Get Out is paradigm-shifting stuff, not just for movies, for “mere” entertainment, but maybe even for our culture. Get Out could »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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