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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.” »

- Gary Collinson

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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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- Peter Martin

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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. »

- Amie Cranswick

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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 […] »

- Brad Miska

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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 »

- Dave McNary

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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. »

- MovieWeb

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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)

I, Daniel Blake »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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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… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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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, »

- Jude Dry

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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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Get Out Has a Darker Alternate Ending Says Director

5 March 2017 1:24 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal's horror-thriller Get Out has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, making headlines for scoring a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes in its opening weekend, while easily taking the top spot at the box office. After dropping just 21% this weekend, Get Out has taken in over $75 million domestically, from just a $4.5 million budget. During a new interview, writer-director Jordan Peele reveals that he almost put in an alternate ending that was even more dark than the original ending. There will be Spoilers below if you haven't seen Get Out yet, so read on at your own risk.

Jordan Peele appeared on Buzzfeed's Another Round podcast, where he discussed the inspiration for making Get Out. The writer-director revealed that the notion of a "post-racial America" that surfaced during the Obama administration helped inspire this story about an interracial couple. Here's what the filmmaker had to say below.

"In the beginning, when »

- MovieWeb

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Will ‘Get Out’ Make Blumhouse the Pixar of Horror Filmmakers?

26 February 2017 1:12 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Get Out,” the low-budget horror hit that dominated the weekend box office, proves that it pays to be fiscally prudent and creatively risky. The story of a black man who finds himself preyed upon by liberal white suburbanites is a “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” for our racially polarized time. It’s a film that uses scares as social commentary.

Writer and director Jordan Peele, previously best known for his work on Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele,” never expected a studio to greenlight his project. At a time of #blacklivesmatter and Trump, that kind of subversion just seemed too hot to handle.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Peele said that when he told producers that he had a cool pitch, he would always add, “The caveat is: No one will make this movie.’” Most studios would greet any non-superhero related proposal these days with a hard pass, »

- Brent Lang

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Watch Behind-the-Scenes Footage from Get Out

25 February 2017 10:40 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Jordan Peele's directorial debut, Get Out, is currently making a huge cinematic splash in theaters, and if you're interested in learning more about the making of the renowned horror movie, you can go behind-the-scenes on the set in official B-roll footage from the film.

"In Universal PicturesGet Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts »

- Derek Anderson

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Tensions Rise on the Roadside in Get Out Clip

23 February 2017 12:56 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Beginning tonight, moviegoers can see Jordan Peele's anticipated directorial debut, Get Out, and to help hold fans over just a bit longer, a clip from the film teases a tense roadside encounter.

"In Universal PicturesGet Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, »

- Derek Anderson

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Get Out Producer Jason Blum on Jordan Peele’s Directorial Debut

23 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

There are few producers who have had the overwhelming success of Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions from their early days turning Oren Peli’s low-budget Paranormal Activity into a hugely profitable franchise, followed by the equally successful Insidious and The Purge movies. Jason Blum also has an Oscar nomination notched onto his career belt for his involvement in getting Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-nominated Whiplash made, and Blumhouse were involved with bringing Jem and the Holograms to movie theaters. (Sorry, but I actually kind of liked it, even though it bombed… big time.)

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out will be the third time Blumhouse has worked with an actor making their transition into directing, as Jason Blum handled the same duties on Joel Edgerton’s The Gift and Leigh Whannell’s Insidious: Chapter 3 a few years back.

Get Out is a very different movie in which Daniel Kaluuya »

- Edward Douglas

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Jordan Peele Discusses the “Stepford Zone” of Get Out in New Video

22 February 2017 2:35 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of the theatrical release of Get Out later this week, writer/director Jordan Peele discusses the film's Stepford Wives-esque environment and what he set out to achieve with the movie in a new behind-the-scenes featurette.

"In Universal PicturesGet Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, »

- Derek Anderson

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