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Nevermore will you say you haven’t seen what John Cusack looks like as legendary master of horror, Edgar Allen Poe. The High Fidelity actor is currently in Budapest shooting The Raven with director James McTeigue, who directed V for Vendetta. In the film, Poe goes on a search for a murderer who is mimicking crimes from his works. Check out the full body shot and more info about the film after the jump. Read More »

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When Oren Peli shot the first Paranormal Activity in his own house over the course of a week, he never could have imagined how it would totally and utterly change his life. The film came out and was a runaway hit, he immediately signed on to produce a sequel and then directed his second movie called Area 51. Now, before any word of that film is out, Peli has wisely locked down the follow up. He’s just signed to direct Eliza Graves, which is loosely based on the short story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether by Edgar Allen Poe, about a medical student who visits a mental hospital totally unaware that it’s been overtaken by its inmates. Read more about the movie and the original Poe story after the break. Read More »

/Filmcast Ep. 114 – The Kids Are All Right

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KAAOS_1-Sheet_CS4_v19.inddThis week, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley remember the passing of a too-young talent, discuss the nature of biopics, reflect on the state of the Mission: Impossible series, and share memories of a Blockbuster long gone.

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Joaquin Phoenix famously ‘retired’ from acting a year ago (after finishing Two Lovers) to start some sort of career as a rap MC which may or may not be fodder for a documentary or other film product of sorts involving Casey Affleck. It’s all a bit murky, really, but I don’t think anyone has ever been convinced that Phoenix is really retired. If this report is correct, he isn’t, and will in fact be playing Edgar Allan Poe in an adaptation of Daniel Stashower‘s book The Beautiful Cigar Girl. Read More »

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