My favorite horror film of 2013 which almost no one saw? That would have to be The Battery, a micro-budgeted tale of two bickering ex-baseball players trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. Written and directed by the magnificently bearded Jeremy Gardner – who also stars alongside Adam Cronheim — the result is a reminder that you don’t need a whole lot of money to make an atmospheric and character-rich undead flick. In fact, all you really you need is $6,000 and a baseball bat (okay, and a ball and a glove).
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If fans didn’t get a chance to see Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto in their Golden Globe winning performances in Dallas Buyers Club in theaters, now they can take the Oscar nominated drama home. The Blu-ray combo pack of the film arrives in stores today and the bonus features include deleted scenes that got cut from the theatrical version, including this exclusive one below featuring McConaughey’s character trying to celebrate living more than the month he was told he had by his doctor, played by Jennifer Garner. READ FULL STORY
Hell hath no fury like a you-know-who who has been you-know-what-ed in the new thriller Scorned, which is released on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday. The film stars AnnaLynne McCord (90210) as a woman who discovers her boyfriend (Billy Zane) has been cheating on her with dramatic and — judging by the movie’s trailer – dog-in-microwave-featuring consequences.
Below, Scorned director Mark Jones (Leprechaun, Rumpelstiltskin) talks about the film — and the time he got punk’d by George Peppard.
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It has been very quiet on the A Nightmare on Elm Street front since the Jackie Earle Haley-starring reboot of Wes Craven’s original horror classic hit cinemas in 2010. But horror fans with both a desire to know more about the franchise and a Blu-ray player should definitely check out the exhaustive documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, which debuts on that format tomorrow. Directed by Daniel Farrands and Andrew Kasch and penned by Thommy Hutson (writer of the forthcoming horror movie Animal) the four-hour film finds Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, and many many more reminiscing about the trials and tribulations involved in bringing Freddy Krueger to the screen over the years.
Nebraska tells the story of a father (Bruce Dern) who, after receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, believes he’s struck it rich and convinces his son (Will Forte) to join him on a road trip to accept his new fortune. Directed by Alexander Payne, the film received multiple Oscar nominations, including a Best Director nod for Payne, another for Best Picture, and acting nominations for star Bruce Dern and supporting actress June Squibb, who plays Dern’s wife in the film.
But don’t panic if you missed it in theaters. We have the exclusive release date for Nebraska on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how June Squibb landed her role as Kate Grant. Let’s just say she wasn’t Payne’s first choice, but he quickly changed his mind.
Learn more about Squibb’s journey to the film with the exclusive clip below:
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After the untimely death of Sopranos actor James Gandolfini in June, fans were comforted by watching the critically acclaimed Enough Said, which earned Gandolfini’s co-star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.
Now, we have an exclusive clip from the DVD for Enough Said, which shows Gandolfini and Louis-Dreyfus sharing a laugh in the film’s gag reel. Watch the clip below:
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In the documentary The Act of Killing, Indonesian death squad members are persuaded to recreate atrocities they committed during the ’60s as if they were acting in Hollywood movies. As compelling as it is disturbing the Drafthouse Films release is on the Oscars shortlist for best documentary feature and just this weekend shared the best non-fiction film trophy with At Berkeley at the National Society of Film Critics Awards.
This year was a great one for truly terrifying movies, from The Conjuring and the Insidious sequel to Mama and The Purge. But the most head-in-your-hands frightening may have been You’re Next, the twisted home-invasion flick that yielded a high body count with its clever execution of extreme executions. Part collaborative indie project, part horror homage, You’re Next is the story of a joyous family reunion that is interrupted by murderous intruders wearing animal masks. Per horror tradition, the family gets picked off one by one — Why? We’re not sure… yet. — but nothing about You’re Next is like anything you’ve seen before.
In the exclusive (slightly gory) video clip below, the cast discusses the pre-vis work that went into the movie’s most
brainheart-stopping scene. READ FULL STORY
Ben Affleck on the extended cut of 'Argo,' and the movie role he thinks is even more intimidating than Batman
Last year at this time, Argo had just surpassed the $100 million mark at the box-office on its way to winning three Oscars, including the statue for Best Picture. Ben Affleck’s true Hollywood story of the CIA’s risky mission to rescue six U.S. diplomats from the angry hive of the Iranian Islamic revolution in 1979 was bold, confident filmmaking, and his emergence as a sentimental favorite during awards season was as delightful as it was unlikely, considering the many ups and downs of his career. Fifteen years after Good Will Hunting, 10 years after Gigli, and five years after becoming an acclaimed director with Gone Baby Gone, Affleck’s crowning achievement established him as a master Filmmaker, with a capital F, in league with other actors who became esteemed directors, like Eastwood, Redford, and Beatty.
Affleck, fortunately, hasn’t given up acting. In fact, it’s well known that he’ll spend 2014 filming two of Hollywood’s most-anticipated movies: David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, and Zack Snyder’s Batman Vs. Superman. (Psst, he plays Batman.) But before he embarked on those projects, Affleck wanted to revisit Argo one last time. In the new extended edition Blu-ray, in stores today, he reinserted nine minutes of footage that revolve around his character’s family life, fulfilling a promise he made to a now-famous actor whose scenes had been left mostly on the cutting-room floor.
Below, in addition to a behind-the-scenes video from the new Blu-ray, Affleck discusses the cut scenes, why he’s not worried about the fans who erupted online when he was cast as the new Batman, and the one character that he considers even more daunting than the caped crusader. READ FULL STORY
Hugh Jackman is coming up on 15 years — and a possible eighth film — playing macho mutant Logan, a.k.a. The Wolverine in the X-Men films. But, the actor told EW, he couldn’t be happier about it: “I kind of am enjoying him more than ever.” Given the $414 million global box office take of this summer’s The Wolverine, fans would tend to agree.
Though there are still four long, wintry months between now and the May release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jackman says there’s plenty to hold over X-men obsessives in The Wolverine‘s at-home release (out in Digital HD™ now, and hitting stores Dec. 3 with a 4 Disc Unleashed Extended Edition Blu-ray and 2 Disc Blu-ray), which just so happens to include Days teases curated by director Bryan Singer himself. Read on… READ FULL STORY
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