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‘The Terror: Infamy’ Star George Takei Recalls Japanese Internment Camp Experience – Atx

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Atx Festival goers were treated to a screening of the first episode from the second season of AMC’s anthology series, The Terror: Infamy. It is set during World War II and centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.

George Takei, one of the stars of the 10-episode season, who also serves as a consulting producer, shared his personal connection to the project, having been imprisoned as a child in a Japanese-American internment camp.

“I consider this chapter of American history, the imprisonment of Japanese Americans simply because we happened to look like the people who bombed Pearl Harbor, to be an important chapter of American history and it is my life mission to raise the awareness,” Takei expressed.

Sharing some insight into his experience of incarceration from age 5 to 8, the
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Japan 2011 earthquake, tsunami drama 'Fukushima 50' leads Kadokawa slate (exclusive)

Japan 2011 earthquake, tsunami drama 'Fukushima 50' leads Kadokawa slate (exclusive)
Ken Watanabe and Koichi Sato star in the film.

Japanese studio Kadokawa Corp is arriving in Cannes with a busy slate headed by action drama Fukushima 50, starring Ken Watanabe and Koichi Sato, and also including new titles from Takahisa Zeze, Koji Fukada and Michihito Fujii.

Directed by Setsuro Wakamatsu (The Unbroken), Fukushima 50 tells the story of the courageous group of workers who remained on site to stabilise the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant during its meltdown following the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Based on Ryusho Kadota’s book On The Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi, the
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Viacom Expanding Svod Service Paramount+ Globally With First Mobile Deal In Latin America

Viacom is expanding its subscription video-on-demand service Paramount+ globally and has struck a mobile distribution deal in Latin America.

The service is currently available in the Nordics and across Central and Eastern Europe where it offers the exclusive first pay-window for Paramount movies such as The Godfather, Shutter Island, True Grit, Star Trek Into Darkness and The Ring as well as MTV and Comedy Central titles including Inside Amy Schumer, Geordie Shore, Broad City, Teen Mom and South Park.

From May 1, the service will be available in Brazil via Net, its first mobile distribution partnership. It will also be available to Net subscribers and non-subscribers via Android and iOS apps and will roll out across Latin America through Clara Video with the company hoping to reveal a raft of additional pay-tv, internet and mobile deals.

In Lat Am, it will offer titles including The Handmaids’ Tale and Yellowstone, as well
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See “Cursed” Horror Movie Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made–If You Dare!

The cursed videotape from The Ring has nothing on Antrum, aka The Deadliest Film Ever Made. Produced in the 1970s by brothers documenting an occult ritual, the film disappeared soon after it’s completion before reemerging in 1988. After screening at a film festival in Budapest, the theaters burned to the ground and several of the […] The post See “Cursed” Horror Movie Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made–If You Dare! appeared first on Dread Central.
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“Kinetic Visions: The Students of Hasumi Shigehiko” Brings an Eclectic Collection of Japanese Films to Chicago

A curated programme of Japanese films called “Kinetic Visions: The Students of Hasumi Shigehiko” will be screening at the University of Chicago every Sunday starting this week. The programme will feature number of films by directors who were formerly students of Japanese critic and theorist Hasumi Shigehiko.

Hasumi Shigehiko (1932-present) is one of the most influential critics and theorists of Japanese Cinema. Emerging at the film journal Cinema 69 at the end of the 1960s, he would go on to become one of the dominant critical voices of Japanese Film Criticism in the 1970s and 1980s, write numerous theoretical books on film form and experience, and become one of the founders of Film Studies as an academic discipline at Rikkyō University and later Tokyo University.

Hasumi’s students include numerous influential Japanese film scholars such as Yomota Inuhiko and Chika Kinoshita, as well as a long list of influential genre and art-house filmmakers,
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These Ramped Up Resident Evil 2 Facial Animations Are Pure Nightmare Fuel

By now, I’m sure you’ve had your chance to admire a wide variety of mods applied to the massively popular Resident Evil 2 remake. In my view, each serve their own purpose. While some may appeal to the nostalgia of series veterans by importing costumes and models from The Darkside Chronicles, others can make us laugh our asses off by either placing Mr. X in “Beachboy” attire or swapping him out for Thomas the Tank Engine.

This time, though, someone has applied their talent so that gamers everywhere may have nightmares for reasons other than what Resident Evil titles may normally cause. In this case, YouTuber DP023 has ramped up facial animations to 500% – and sometimes 1000% – in order to provide some entertainment that we didn’t know we needed, yet are oddly grateful for.

The first exhibit puts a new perspective on the scene showing Leon opening up the secret
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Underground (1928)

It’s expressive silent filmmaking at its best — Anthony Asquith vies with Alfred Hitchcock for direction in silent-era England. Elissa Landi and Brian Aherne meet in the Tube but become entangled in the jealous scheme of the jealous Cyril McLaglen. Restored just a few years back after being unavailable for generations, this is a beauty: the BFI gives it a full orchestral orchestra score, plus a second avant-garde ‘contextual audio’ track.

Underground

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Kino Classics / BFI

1928 / B&W / 1:33 silent ap. / 93 min. / Street Date April 23, 2019 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Elissa Landi, Brian Aherne, Cyril McLaglen, Norah Baring.

Cinematography: Stanley Rodwell

Art Direction: Ian Campbell-Gray

Written and Directed by Anthony Asquith

If one was asked to come up with the name of a ‘tame’ English director, the answer a while back might have been Anthony Asquith, a privileged toff whose post-grad lark was to spend a year in Hollywood, learning all
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Pauley Perrette Joins Jaime Camil in CBS Comedy Pilot

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Pauley Perrette Joins Jaime Camil in CBS Comedy Pilot
Pauley Perrette could be returning to CBS.

The “NCIS” alum has been cast in a lead role in the CBS multi-cam pilot “Broke,” joining previously announced star Jaime Camil. “Broke” hails from writer and executive producer Alex Herschlag with “Jane the Virgin” creator Jennie Snyder Urman set to executive produce. In the project, when an outrageously wealthy trust fund baby (Camil) is cut off by his father, he and his wife move into her estranged sister’s (Perrette) Reseda condo, forcing the two siblings to reconnect.

Perrette’s character is named Jackie, described as a tough, sharp-witted, loving but struggling single mom with a 9-year-old son. The manager of a bar, Jackie is feisty, not easily cowed, sometimes hot-headed, the kind of woman who knows her way around a tool box and an acetylene torch. She’s not thrilled when her snobby rich sister and husband suddenly show up on her doorstep,
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Sadako Teaser and Poster: The Ghost from The Ring Is Back

Sadako Teaser and Poster: The Ghost from The Ring Is Back
A new chapter in The Ring franchise is on the way as the first posters and teaser for Sadako are here. The title of this latest movie refers to the franchise's iconic, long-haired creepy well-dwelling figure, Sadako Yamamura. This marks her return following 2016's Sadako vs. Kayako, which saw The Ring and The Grudge franchises crossing over. This time around, it looks like she's going to be back up to her old tricks.

The teaser is very brief, but effectively creepy. It takes the found footage approach and sees someone with a handheld camera walking around in a dark, dank and spooky cave. They eventually come upon a small pocket of water and then the footage cuts to some familiar imagery to those who have dabbled with either the American or the Japanese version of the franchise. Viewers are then directed to a Japanese website for the movie before an
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Steven Spielberg’s Amblin picks up NoSleep ghost tale The Spire in the Woods

According to Variety, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has snapped up the rights to Tony Lunedi’s The Spire in the Woods, a ghost story that began life as a 10-part story on Reddit’s NoSleep subreddit.

The project will be retitled The Bells, and follows “a teen boy searching for the cause of a friend’s suicide, who finds himself captivated by the same alluring but deadly ghost story, as he digs deeper.”

Amblin has tapped Roy Lee and Jon Berg to produce the feature film, with Spielberg attached as executive producer.

Spielberg is currently prepping for his remake of the classic musical West Side Story, after which he is expected to reunite with Harrison Ford on Indiana Jones 5. He is also attached as executive producer to Men in Black: International and Cats, both of which are set for release this year.

You can read The Spire in the
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Spielberg to Produce Reddit Horror Thriller The Spire in the Woods

Spielberg to Produce Reddit Horror Thriller The Spire in the Woods
Steven Spielberg has turned to a viral internet story for his next project. The prolific director and producer has signed on to produce an adaptation of The Spire in the Woods, which originally was posted on Reddit as a series of ten articles in 2013. The story has since gained notoriety and went on to become extremely popular online. Now, it's going to become a movie with the force of one of the most powerful men in Hollywood behind it.

According to a new report, Steven Spielberg has signed on to produce a movie adaptation of The Spire in the Woods through his company Amblin Entertainment. It will be produced in partnership with Jon Berg and Roy Lee through their company Vertigo Entertainment. Liya Gao will oversee the project for Vertigo. There was no information released at this time in regards to who may be penning the screenplay, or as to
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‘Spire in the Woods’ Set at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin With Roy Lee, Jon Berg (Exclusive)

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‘Spire in the Woods’ Set at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin With Roy Lee, Jon Berg (Exclusive)
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners is teaming up with Roy Lee and Jon Berg on a movie based on the ghost story “The Spire in the Woods,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Amblin has acquired movie rights to Tony Lunedi’s “The Spire in the Woods,” which gained renown after it was first published as a series of 10 Reddit articles in 2013. Now known as “The Bells,” the story centers on a teen boy searching for the cause of a friend’s suicide, who finds himself captivated by the same alluring but deadly ghost story, as he digs deeper.

Lee and Berg are producing through Vertigo Entertainment. Vertigo’s Liya Gao will oversee the project. Josh Dove of Intellectual Property Group will executive produce. Dove is Lunedi’s manager and represented him in the deal with Amblin, along with lawyer Frank Gruber.

Lee founded Vertigo in 2002. His credits include “The Ring,” “The Grudge,
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Dan Gilroy on ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ as Pop Art, Why He Teamed with Netflix, Superheroes, and ‘The Square’

Dan Gilroy’s art world satire Velvet Buzzsaw follows pretentious Angelenos as they exploit the work of deceased artist Vetril Dease. Dease intended to destroy his work, but when neighbor Josephina (Zawe Ashton), assistant to curator Rhodora (Rene Russo), steals the art, unseen evils within the paintings are unleashed on everyone who profits from his work, including art critic Morf (Jake Gyllenhaal).

Gilroy talked to us at Sundance Film Festival about artists placing themselves in their work, the personal vs. market value of art, Hoboman’s fallen superhero backstory, and the surprising conclusion of Morf’s story.

The Film Stage: Will you talk about Vetril Dease as a character and the idea of an artist investing their spirit into their work?

Dan Gilroy: In our film, Dease is an artist who is using his art not for public consumption but to work through his childhood demons. He never wanted his
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Armie Hammer's Horror Film Wounds Has a Fair Share of Jump Scares and Real Scares - Sundance Review

With a name like Wounds, I didn’t know what to expect. Am I going to be watching a guy get hurt? Will I be watching a guy hurt someone else? Is Armie Hammer going to be shirtless? But, this film is a great unsettling film reminiscent of The Ring in one sense and The Shining in another.

Director Babak Anvari is back at Sundance again, after having brought Under the Shadow to Sundance in 2016. This time he has some big names and special effects to back up some real fear. Armie Hammer, Zazie Beetz, and Dakota Johnson all do a wonderful job portraying realistic everyday people in this film about a somewhat selfish man who basically invites some supernatural curse into his life.

The movie starts out with a guy who is in a relationship that seems a bit strained, who works in a bar and doesn’t seem
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Naomi Watts to Star in Jason Blum-Produced Quibi Series ‘Wolves and Villagers’ (Exclusive)

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Naomi Watts to Star in Jason Blum-Produced Quibi Series ‘Wolves and Villagers’ (Exclusive)
Naomi Watts has been cast in the lead role in the upcoming Quibi series “Wolves and Villagers,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The exact plot of the short-form series is being kept under wraps, but Quibi co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has previously described the show as “Fatal Attraction 2.0.” Jason Blum is executive producing the series, with Stuart Blumberg writing and executive producing.

This marks the latest TV project for Watts. She was recently cast in a major role in the “Game of Thrones” prequel pilot at HBO, and signed on to play Gretchen Carlson in the Roger Ailes limited series currently in the works at Showtime. She previously appeared in Showtime’s revival of “Twin Peaks.”

Watts is also known for her roles in films like “Mulholland Drive,” “I Heart Huckabees,” “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” “St. Vincent,” “The Ring,” “King Kong, and “J. Edgar.” She earned Academy Award nominations
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Horror Highlights: Painkillers, Blackwood MonsterFest Screening, Harpoon

From the creators of The Ring, Starry Eyes, and Fear, Inc. comes a story about a grieving man wracked with guilt and demons. Ahead of Painkillers' limited release in select theaters on January 31st, check out the official trailer and poster after the film's synopsis. Also: Blackwood's premiere at MonsterFest and acquisition and premiere details for Harpoon.

Painkillers Trailer and Poster Revealed: "Painkillers, an all-new genre-twisting dramatic thriller starring Adam Huss (Power), Madeline Zima and Grant Bowler, with a special appearance from Mischa Barton - set for release in select theaters January 31st and on VOD February 4th, 2019.

Synopsis: After a terrible car crash in which his son dies, brilliant surgeon John Clarke, tormented by guilt, becomes prey to unbearable physical pain. While his marriage starts disintegrating, John soon finds out that the only thing that can ease his pain is the taste of human blood. When he encounters Herb Morris,
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15 Highest-Grossing American Remakes of Foreign Films, From ‘Godzilla’ to ‘The Departed’ (Photos)

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15 Highest-Grossing American Remakes of Foreign Films, From ‘Godzilla’ to ‘The Departed’ (Photos)
Opening this weekend is “The Upside,” an American remake of “The Intouchables,” a film that made so much money in France that it became a cultural event. After earning $166 million in France, the country’s second highest grossing film ever, and over $426 million worldwide, an American remake of the film was inevitable. But surprisingly, box office hits abroad don’t always translate when remade with American actors, and the ones that do rarely resemble their original inspiration. Here are the highest grossing American remakes of foreign films (all domestic box office figures via Box Office Mojo).

Godzilla” (2014) – $200.6 Million

Japan, “Godzilla” (1954)

Godzilla” has had so many remakes and sequels over the years, but Gareth Edwards’ film gets closer to the melancholy of Ishiro Honda’s original monster movie than ever before.

2. “3 Men and a Baby” (1987) – $167.7 Mil

France, “3 Hommes et un couffin” (1985)

Made on a mid-size budget and starring the most ’80s cast of Tom Selleck,
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Film Analysis: The many lives of Hideo Nakata’s “Ring” (1998)

[The following essay contains major spoilers.]

“I firmly believe a very Japanese film that is different from others can easily cross borders.”

(Hideo Nakata in the foreword of “The Midnight Eye Guide to Japanese Film”)

There are many stories connected to people’s first encounter with Hideo Nakata’s “Ring”. However, most of them have less to do with his film, but the remake released in 2002 and directed by Gore Verbinski. Sitting in the theater watching the first encounter with Samara, one which would soon spawn a tidal wave of Hollywood remakes of Japanese horror films, many, perhaps, thought how fresh and of course scary the films was. While highly stylized and polished, “The Ring” felt like a much-welcome departure from the meta-horror films following in the footsteps of Wes Craven’s “Scream” (1996). However, many of us did not know at the time those ideas and image,s which felt so unique to us, came almost
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The 8 Best Gifts for ‘Lord of the Rings’ Fans

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It’s been 15 years since the last “Lord of the Rings” film was released, and four years since “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” premiered, yet the franchise remains a cultural touchstone. J.R.R. Tolkien’s universe of high fantasy adventure and epic battles continues to resonate with pop culture fans both young and old, while inspiring the imagination like nothing else. Whether you’re a big “Lotr” fan or have one in your life, here are eight gifts that are as memorable as the films themselves.

1. “Lord of the Rings” Holiday Sweater

Just in time for your holiday parties, you’ll look precious in this green, “Lotr”-themed “ugly” Christmas sweater. The cozy, nostalgic design includes memorable motifs from the film, including elvish inscriptions, the Eye of Sauron, and “Filthy Hobbitses” text on the sleeves. Purchase: $54.95 from WBShop.com.

2. Funko Pop! “Lotr” Characters

There’s a reason why Funko Pop!
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Ryan Reynolds to produce horror The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine

Variety is reporting that Ryan Reynolds is set to produce the supernatural horror The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine for 20th Century Fox and New Regency.

An adaptation of Jasper DeWitt’s novella, which was originally published on Reddit No Sleep, the film will follow idealistic young doctor who tries to solve a mystery and heal its most difficult patient. Fox is said to have secured the rights to the property after a competitive bidding situation with numerous studios involved.

See Also: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek on board for The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife

Reynolds will produce the movie through his Maximum Effort production company, teaming with Roy Lee and Jon Berg of Vertigo Entertainment, whose credits include The Ring, The Grudge and It, as well as the Reynolds-headlined The Voices.

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