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‘Fantasy Island’: Here’s the Best of the Critics’ Terrible, Terrible Reviews

Another day, another reboot. While some remakes earn wide acclaim — the American version of “The Office,” “A Star is Born” — “Fantasy Island” did not. The Jeff Wadlow-directed movie is a 2 1/2-hour-long horror take on the 1970s ABC fantasy series, and it’s currently rocking a 9% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.When a movie […]

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Joins Top Videogame Movies As ‘Birds of Prey’ Loses Box-Office Altitude

Two holidays, four new releases, and a few Oscar boosts made for a strong weekend. Though it fell behind last month’s stellar three days around Martin Luther King Day (which featured “Bad Boys for Life”), we saw an improvement of 25%, or $30 million, over the same dates last year. It’s another positive sign in […]

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‘Fantasy Island’ Review: Blumhouse’s Awful Reboot Is a Total Nightmare

Just how dire is Hollywood’s dependence on intellectual property? The “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie wasn’t even this week’s most desperate attempt to bring an old brand into multiplexes. Not that rebooting ABC’s “Fantasy Island” for the big screen was an inherently bad idea — the 1977 television show’s “‘Twilight Zone’ in paradise” vibe is always […]

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Producer Jason Blum on ‘The Hunt’ Rescheduling: ‘If the Controversy Gets More People to See It, That’s Okay with Me’

Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions has ruled the box office when it comes to the horror genre in recent years, so when “The Hunt” cancelled its planned September 2019 release, it was a major shock.The film — a satiric thriller that follows a group of liberal elites who try to track down and kill “red state” […]

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Toy Soldiers Remake Reportedly In Development, Queen Latifah Eyed

The production company behind two of this month’s biggest reboots, Fantasy Island and The Invisible Man, are reportedly eyeing another blast from the past to modernize for today’s audience. According to our sources – the same ones who said a Swamp Thing movie is in the works, which Bloody Disgusting has since confirmed, and that […]

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Blumhouse Shares First Poster of ‘Fantasy Island’ Horror Reimagining

Earlier today, Blumhouse tweeted an image of the first poster for their upcoming Fantasy Island film. The movie is a supernatural horror reimagining of the classic TV show, in which guests fly out to Fantasy Island to have their ultimate fantasies fulfilled by the mysterious Mr. Roarke. https://twitter.com/blumhouse/status/1192849385195003905?s=20 The tweet asks “Can you see it?”, […]

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Blumhouse’s ‘Invisible Man’ and ‘Fantasy Island’ Both Move Up Two Weeks

In notable release date news, it was announced Thursday that a pair of upcoming Blumhouse movies have been moved up two weeks — Universal’s The Invisible Man and Sony’s Fantasy Island. Jeff Wadlow’s Fantasy Island is moving up from Feb. 28, 2020 to Feb. 14, aka Valentine’s Day, and in turn, Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible […]

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Sacha Gervasi On Recreating Hervé Villechaize’s Final Interview In ‘My Dinner With Hervé’ [Interview]

As a journalist, there are certain interviews that are a capital E, experience, and make an indelible impact on you long after they’re done. Such was the case for a young, pre-filmmaking Sacha Gervasi with renowned diminutive actor Hervé Villechaize of “The Man with the Golden Gun” and “Fantasy Island” fame who conducted an epic, […]

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Blumhouse’s ‘Fantasy Island’ Movie is All About Creating Modern Fantasies [Exclusive]

Fantasy Island was a popular TV series with new guest stars every week, as new visitors came to live out their fantasies on that island. Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize were the regulars as the proprietors of the island. For the film adaptation, Blumhouse cast a full slate of Fantasy Island guests, including Michael Rooker, […]

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