One of the staples of the Scream franchise is the huge twist before the opening credits and that trend continued with Scream 4, which hits Blu-ray Tuesday. In fact, I think the first few minutes are by far the best of Scream 4. They’re clever, surprising and filled with the type of self-reference and cameos that made the series great. Unfortunately, the film slowly drops off after that.

We now know one of the changes director Wes Craven made to the film thanks to the extras on the new disc. He radically changed a segment of the opening. Is it for better or worse? Decide for yourself. Read More »

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It seems like Derek Cianfrance‘s The Place Beyond the Pines gets more intriguing with each new casting announcement, and the latest addition is no exception. Ray Liotta has just signed on for Cianfrance’s “Deer Hunter meets The Godfather” crime drama, joining Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Greta Gerwig and Ben Mendelsohn. Liotta will be playing a corrupt police officer.

The Place Beyond the Pines centers around a pro motorcycle rider-turned-bank robber (Gosling) and a cop (Cooper) who cross paths, setting off a multi-generational feud. Mendes will be Gosling’s love interest, while Gerwig is considering the role of Cooper’s wife. Mendelsohn is in negotiations to play a mechanic who brings Gosling’s charcter into the world of bank robbery. Shooting for the film is set to begin late next month in Schenectady, NY. [Variety]

After the jump, Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth picks a new project, while Rumer Willis and Dominic Purcell get spooked.

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‘Beneath the Darkness’ Trailer

Dennis Quaid has occasionally played less than squeaky clean characters (like Arlis in Flesh and Bone) but he isn’t known as an actor who regularly jumps back and forth between playing heroes and villains. He’s got too much of a square-jawed appeal and a winning smile for that. But everyone has to change things up once in a while, so here’s Beneath the Darkness, in which Dennis Quaid plays a small-town mortician who is also a murderer. When some kids are witness to his ‘work,’ no one believes them. Because it’s Dennis Quaid!

Check out the trailer after the break, and discuss the following statement: Disturbia : Rear Window :: Beneath the Darkness : Psycho. Read More »

Movie Trailer: Disney’s ‘Prom’

Why are we posting a trailer for a Disney movie titled Prom? Good question.

Prom is directed by Joe Nussbaum, who made a name for himself with the 1999 short film George Lucas in Love (also embedded after the jump, just in case you haven’t seen it), and has since been involved in teen and pre-teen films like Sleepover, Sydney White and the direct to DVD American Pie film American Pie Presents The Naked Mile. Prom is a movie about a group of teenagers get ready for their high school prom, of course.

Also, the movie is the next project from Justin Springer, co-producer of Tron Legacy. Yup, imagine that — going from Tron to Prom. Crazy. Or really not so crazy if you think about it — this type of film makes complete sense for Disney, especially with Rich Ross now aboard as Chairman. Ross formerly served as president of Disney Channels Worldwide from 2004-2009, where he had huge success with projects like High School Musical.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer now. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Add yet another gorgeous young victim to Ghostface’s murder list. Aimee Teegarden, also known as Julie Taylor on Friday Night Lights, has been cast in Wes Craven’s upcoming Scream 4, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The horror sequel written by Kevin Williamson is scheduled for release April 15, 2011.

Teegarden will appear along with returning Screamers Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette and brand new players Anthony Anderson, Marielle Jaffe, Anna Paquin, Kristin Bell, Emma Roberts, Adam Brody, Shenae Grimes, Lucy Hale, Marley Shelton, Hayden Panettiere and others. Wow. The body count in Scream 4 is going to be huge and very, very famous.

Hit the jump for more on the casting, the film, and a few brand new set photos.

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