It Blu-ray release date

Ready to bring Pennywise the Clown into your home? It, the blockbuster film adaptation of Stephen King‘s tale of terror, is about to hit Blu-ray and Digital and terrify audiences all over again. The film will be released on Digital this December, and Blu-ray January 2018, just in time to give you new nightmares for the new year. Get the It Blu-ray release date info below.

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Movie Quotes Animated - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, a fun animated video puts a new spin of famous movie quotes. Plus, see video from the live Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory concert at the Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl, and check out a special dance-off featuring the four best friends from Stranger Things. Read More »

Strangers Things interview

Right from the opening of Stranger Things season 2, the hit Netflix series expands in scope. Once you reach the the Duffer Brothers-directed season finale, though, it’s clear they still kept the already beloved characters front and center. Matt and Ross know audiences are streaming and bingeing for Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Sherriff Hopper (David Harbour), and friends, not what lurks in the Upside Down.

If demodogs, telekinesis, and all the mystery were removed from Stranger Things, the Duffer brothers’ show would still have plenty going for it. “The rule of law for season two was characters first, characters last, characters all the way,” producer and director Shawn Levy recently told us, while speaking with him and his 21 Laps Entertainment producing partner, Dan Cohen. We spoke with the duo a few days before season 2 came to Netflix, so we had a non-spoiler talk about the making of the second season, the production schedule, how the series made Levy fall back in love with directing, and how the show stands apart from its influences.

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Stranger Things 2 spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: the second season Netflix’s highly anticipated Stranger Things.)

What was it that made Stranger Things season 1 such a hit? Was it the nostalgia factor, with the abundance of 1980s charm drawing viewers in? Was it the rather ingenious combination of Stephen King and Steven Spielberg-like material that tapped into an overall vibe that audiences were inherently familiar with? Both of those things likely played a part, but what truly worked best about the first season of Stranger Things was how it handled its characters. Specifically, how it created a cast of highly likable, relatable characters, cast them perfectly, and then had them work together. The chemistry was unbeatable.

Which is why Stranger Things season 2, or Stranger Things 2, as it’s officially called, seems like just an anomaly. When it came time to plan the second season for their wildly popular show, the Duffer Brothers seemingly decided to take everything that made the first season so memorable and do the complete opposite. There’s a certain amount of appreciation here: it’s gutsy to go so against the grain; to reject fan service in lieu of something different. It would’ve been very easy for Stranger Things 2 to simply remake the first season, and the fact that the Duffers avoided that is commendable. But there’s a difference between trying something different and completely jettisoning things that were working so well. You don’t throw the Demogorgon out with the bathwater.

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Strangers Things Season 2 final trailer

Stranger Things is back with a new season just in time for Halloween. The wildly successful Netflix series returns for its second season of nostalgia-tinged horror and adventure. Now a final trailer has arrived to give us one final look before the season debuts. Watch the Stranger Things season 2 final trailer below.

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Willy Wonka Live in Concert

Almost a year ago, we heard that Warner Bros. was developing a new movie based on the early adventures of Willy Wonka, the enigmatic chocolatier immortalized in the pages of Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and memorably brought to life by the late Gene Wilder in a 1971 movie adaptation. But while movement on that project has been quiet, there’s another new Willy Wonka coming to town.

This November, Full House star John Stamos will star as Willy Wonka live in concert at the Hollywood Bowl, alongside Weird Al Yankovic as the Oompa Loompas (?!) and Stranger Things and It star Finn Wolfhard as Charlie Bucket.
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The It Losers Club Interview

Some kids spend the summer playing video games. Others go to camp. But for the young cast of It, the summer of 2016 was spent battling an evil entity that takes on the form of a clown so it can prey on the children of Derry, Maine.

And just about all of them called it the best summer of their lives.

When we visited the set of director Andy Muschietti‘s adaptation of Stephen King‘s classic horror novel last year, we were able to meet the entire “Losers’ Club,” the ensemble of young misfits and dorks who come together to battle Pennywise the Dancing Clown and its various other hideous guises. As you’d expect from seven young kids working on a horror movie set, they had stories to share…and no filter to keep them from being interesting.

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It concept art

If you’ve experienced a mysterious, eerie feeling creeping up the base of your spine, it may be because the new movie adaptation of Stephen King‘s classic horror novel It is inching closer to release. Before Warner Bros. takes the film to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con later this month, a new batch of photos have surfaced – including some cool concept art – that shows the picked-on protagonists (aka the Losers Club) heading into the sewers to confront It, the ancient and evil shapeshifting entity who often takes the terrifying form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
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Stranger Things Season 2

True to the Halloween release of Stranger Things season 2, the new season will be “darker and more eerie” than the first season of Netflix’s surprise genre TV hit.

The hints at a darker season 2 will keep coming — I’m pretty sure this is the 10,000th time I’ve heard it called “darker” —  but it wasn’t until now that the cast and crew of the ’80s-set horror show specified that much of that dark stuff happens to a specific character. Which, in this case, I’m not here for because we need to protect everyone on this precious show.

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stranger things season 2 cliffhanger

The first season of Stranger Things captivated, baffled, and frustrated us — and the second season promises to do all that and more.

That includes upping the stakes on a cliff-hanging finale, which star Gaten Matarazzo (who plays the scene-stealing Dustin) promises the second season will end on. The first season, which had no guarantee for a sequel, ended on Will (Noah Schnapp) ominously vomiting up a creepy slug and Chief Hopper (David Harbour) leaving a box of Eleven’s (Millie Bobby Brown) favorite Eggo waffles out in the forest. Now with Stranger Things becoming one of Netflix’s flagship shows, a third season is definitely in the cards, and with that, there will most likely be an even more infuriating season finale cliffhanger. Hit the jump to learn about the Stranger Things season 2 cliffhanger.

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