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Anna Karina: an actor of easy charm and grace whose presence radiated from the screen | Peter Bradshaw

From her landmark early films with Jean-Luc Godard to later work such as The Nun, Karina’s beauty and charisma shone outIt was Anna Karina’s fate, or curse, to be perpetually described as an “icon” or a “muse”: a devastatingly beautiful figurehead and inspiration-figure to all those male directors doing the creating or critics doing the […]

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Gary Dauberman Talks ‘Swamp Thing,’ ‘Salem’s Lot,’ ‘It: Chapter 2,’ ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ and More [Interview]

Gary Dauberman has moved up in James Wan’s crew. He’s written the three Annabelle movies and makes his directorial debut on Annabelle Comes Home. He also produced The Curse of La Llorona and wrote and produced The Nun. He’s also co-created DC Universe’s new Swamp Thing streaming series, which Wan produced via his Atomic Monster […]

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‘The Spanish Princess’ Review: Starz’s Insipid Miniseries Is Only for Period Fans — But Not History Buffs?

Though no student of history by any stretch, even this doomed-to-be-repetitive TV critic was taken aback by how “The Spanish Princess” relies on historical facts for its episodic drama. Delving into Catherine of Aragon’s life from the time she leaves Spain to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales, and the tumultuous international fallout thereafter, the new […]

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Friday Box Office: ‘Curse of La Llorona’ Impresses with $11.8 Million

In a surprise to pretty much no one, a New Line Cinema horror movie performed well at the box office on Friday. The 1970s-set thriller The Curse of La Llorona—which is kinda-sorta-not-really a Conjuring-verse movie—pulled in $11.8 million on Friday at the box office and is heading for a weekend tally around $25 million. That’s […]

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Stop the horror snobbery! I just want my jump scares back

From Suspiria to Hereditary, the genre is increasingly ditching its B-movie bag of tricks in order to be taken seriously. But I was far more frightened by ‘duds’ such as Overlord and The Nun than this new monstrous Oscar-baitHorror is having a moment. Films such as Suspiria, Halloween, A Quiet Place and Hereditary are no […]

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‘Halloween’ Set for Second Weekend at #1 as Holdovers Continue to Dominate

October 2018 is still running at a record pace. As of October 24, the month was pacing +49% higher than last year, not to mention +7.8% ahead of 2014, the largest October on record, though that’s about to change by the end of this weekend. That said, it won’t be the weekend’s new releases doing […]

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A Very Happy ‘Halloween’: Thursday Night Previews At $7.7M

Friday AM Update after Thursday night Exclusive: Universal is calling Miramax/Blumhouse’s Halloween at $7.7M in Thursday night previews which began at 7PM, at 3,200 venues, still a fantastic result for a horror pic even though our estimates overshot. Last night’s take bests The Nun‘s $5.4M preview and it’s just under the $8M of Paranormal Activity […]

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‘The Nun’ director Corin Hardy boards Pulse Films series ‘Gangs Of London’

Series comes from The Raid pair Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery.Corin Hardy, the director The Conjuring spin-off The Nun, has signed on for the first three episodes of upcoming gangland thriller series Gangs Of London.The Sky Atlantic and Cinemax series, produced by Pulse Films and co-produced with Sister Pictures, is from The Raid franchise pair […]

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