Best Stories of the Week

We’re always thankful when it’s Friday. Not only is it the beginning of the weekend, but that’s when new movies are in theaters everywhere. And now Friday will also be when you can catch up on all the important stories from the week before. Starting with this post, every Friday, we’ll recap some of the best stories of the week, from the biggest trailers to the most buzzed about movie news to our own features and editorials.

This week was chock full of big stories, from a new trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak to a sneak peek at the return of The Muppets to television. We also had a glowing review of Mad Max: Fury Road (in theaters now), news of a new project at Fox expanding the X-Men universe and much more. Check out all the best stories of the week after the jump! Read More »

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Crimson Peak Empire spread - Hiddleston closeup

Leave it to Guillermo del Toro to create a haunted house so gorgeous, we’d gladly put up with any number of ghosts to visit it. No wonder Tom HiddlestonJessica Chastain, and Mia Wasikowska are willing to stick around what is clearly a pretty terrible place. The new Crimson Peak trailer has just dropped, and you can check it out after the jump.

Update: An international trailer has also hit the web. Click through to watch. Read More »

stephen king crimson peak

When you’re the most famous horror author of all time, you get a bunch of perks. One of which is sometimes you get to see major motion pictures seven months early with a plus one. I’m talking of course of Stephen King, who recently took to Twitter to heap praise on Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak, which he apparently had a chance to see in recent days. King’s son, accomplished author Joe Hill, also saw the film and he too had some wonderful things to say about the movie, which opens October 16. Read the Stephen King Crimson Peak reaction below. Read More »

‘Crimson Peak’ Trailer: Ghosts Are Real

Crimson Peak trailer

Here’s the first trailer for Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak, which stars Jessica Chastain, Tom HiddlestonMia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam in a gothic haunted house movie, but probably one that has some big-budget set pieces to provide scares and strangeness.

A young woman (Wasikowska) is romanced by a man (Hiddleston) whose sister (Chastain) seems to have secrets, and maybe some real issues related to their cloistered upbringing in a giant old house. And judging by the way this trailer ends, there are seriously freaky reasons for their problems. Check out the Crimson Peak trailer below, which is powered by a quiet but ominous cover of Nick Cave’s ‘Red Right Hand.’

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Crimson Peak Skull

It’s a shame the Halloween season is still a ways off, because this October brings Crimson Peak. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, the Gothic horror unfolds inside a haunted house that has a way of hanging on to things it shouldn’t.

Jessica Chastain took center stage in the very first Crimson Peak still, but the latest pics spotlight her co-stars Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska. Along with, of course, that gorgeous old mansion. See the new Crimson Peak images after the jump. Read More »

Angie’s Most Anticipated Films of 2015

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Even as I scramble to get in a few more 2014 releases before I close the book on this year, I’m looking forward to 2015. Next year promises to be huge for Hollywood, packed as it is with big-name sequels like Star Wars 7 and Avengers 2. But it also looks like a good time for movie lovers, not just movie studios. A lot of those tentpoles look genuinely good. And a lot of riskier ventures look like they’ll pay off. And that’s not even getting into all of the indie gems buried ahead, waiting for us to discover them at Sundance or Toronto or what have you.

Films from the last category were naturally left off my list, as I can’t get excited for a movie I haven’t heard of yet or know nothing about. But for a list of the films (big and small) that I do know about, and am eagerly looking forward to, join me after the jump.  Read More »

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First Look: Jessica Chastain in ‘Crimson Peak’

Jessica Chastain in Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro and Legendary Pictures are following Pacific Rim with Crimon Peak, a horror thriller in the grand old “big haunted house” mode, but with a cast and budget that are more typical of today’s tentpole films. The cast includes Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, and Charlie Hunnam. The first image of Jessica Chasten in Crimson Peak — in a stunning head to toe costume designed by Kate Hawley — is now available. See it below. Read More »

Pacific Rim Oculus Rift Guillermo del Toro

The show floor at San Diego Comic-Con is an obstacle course crossed with a puzzle. You’ll traverse masses of people and giant booths to find cool things of interest that could be hidden anywhere. For movie fans, one of the best (and best-hidden) booths was for Legendary Pictures. Though it was extremely tiny, it had very cool things from three movies: Warcraft, Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak. We covered all of them during our Comic Con coverage but the Legendary folks have provided a video tour of their own, featuring director Guillermo del Toro explaining some of the secrets behind Crimson Peak and the amazing Pacific Rim Oculus Rift experience. See the Guillermo del Toro Comic Con videos below Read More »

Guillermo del Toro Crimson Peak  Comic-Con

Precious little has been revealed so far about Crimson Peak, the next feature from Guillermo del Toro. But that changed Saturday when del Toro took the Hall H stage to unveil the first creepy-sexy bit of footage from the romantic thriller.

Hit the jump to get our recap of the Crimson Peak Comic-Con footage and panel. Read More »