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Robert Altman & Popeye vs. Cynema

A few myths need to be dispelled about the 1980 Robin Williams film,  Popeye. It was NOT a boxoffice failure. It was made for 20 million and grossed well over 60 million. While deemed a “disappointment” by Paramount Pictures, it hardly failed.       2. It is NOT Robin Williams’s worst film. I will argue it […]

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IFC Midnight Acquires The Rights To The ‘Cabin Fever’ Remake

Eli Roth’s 2002 film ‘Cabin Fever’ is being revamped by director Travis Zariwny. IFC Midnight has acquired the U.S. distribution rights for the film, which will be released some time in 2016. In the original film Five friends rent a secluded cabin in the woods. The friends soon begin to show symptoms of a fast […]

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The New Director Of The Upcoming ‘Suspiria’ Remake Speaks Out

The director of the remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror ‘Suspiria’ has finally been revealed. The news was discovered during an interview between Luca Guadagnino and Empire about his crime drama ‘A Bigger Splash’. Guadagnino is an Italian filmmaker who has found success with several of his films, including ‘I Am Love’ and ‘Here’.   […]

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1988’s ‘Waxwork’ Is Getting A Remake

Most every hardcore horror fan has seen Anthony Hickox’s 1988 film ‘Waxwork’, in which a wax museum owner uses his horror exhibits to bring evil to life. ‘Waxwork’ stars Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Joe Baker, Jennifer Bassey, David Warner and John Rhys-Davies. During an interview with Nerd Report director Ian Kessner (Lost After Dark) and screenwriter […]

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The 90s: Designer Horror

Somewhere in the 80s, someone got the idea that horror should be less frightening and more sexy and trendy. I am not sure where it happened, but a good starting point might be Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The “World Premiere Video” back when MTV aired videos and before its implosion was the thing to see. Director […]

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Resident Evil HD combo pack announced

A little while back I wrote an article about how Capcom is re-releasing “Resident Evil 2” to new-gen consoles. Later on they announced that they were remaking “Resident Evil Zero”, a prequel to the original “Resident Evil”. Now Capcom has announced that they are bundling together “Resident Evil Zero” with the HD remaster of the […]

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Consuming Cynema PART II

The road to the remake is a winding one. There is no clear pathway toward the answer of whether they are good or bad, needed or unwanted. They exist. They will continue to be made because there is demand. My previous article opened with a quote from George Bush’s post 9-11 speech which hinted at […]

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Consuming Cynema PART I

A persistent misconception immediately after the 911 attacks in 2001 is that President George W. Bush urged Americans “to go shopping.” This was not the case. Over the years it’s been simplified into that message. In reality The President said this, “It’s to tell the traveling public: Get on board. Do your business around the […]

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Big Apes, Big Cynema

“When Jaws die, nobody cry . When my Kong die, everybody cry.” – Dino DeLaurentiis, producer Younger viewers have almost no idea who legendary producer Dino DeLaurentiis was. Some saw him as the Italian forerunner of Michael Bay; creator of expensive, big budget, soulless films followed by similar producers like Alexander and Ilya Salkind, Peter […]

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