‘Scream 4’ – What Did You Think?

There are a lot of questions surrounding the release of Wes Craven’s Scream 4 this weekend. Can Craven still pull off a solid horror thriller? (Obviously the man is a legend, but 2010’s My Soul To Take wasn’t exactly his most impressive work.) Even if Craven succeeds as a director, can he reinvigorate a moribund franchise? And can said franchise, which itself was a shot-in-the-arm to the horror genre during its initial release in 1996, still maintain its relevance in the midst of increasing cynicism in today’s horror cinema?

Be sure to check out Germain’s review of the film, and share your thoughts in the comments below. And assume SPOILERS lie after the jump and in the comments.
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Movie Review: ‘Scream 4′

Note: This review was originally published earlier this week.

The Scream series has always been a great, commercial representation for our love of cinema. They’re the rare movies that said, “If you are a fan of movies, this is for you” and actually found success. The problem with that, however, was as the films got more and more self-aware, character and storyline took more and more of a back seat. There in lies the problem with Scream 4. It tries so hard to be smarter, funnier, gorier and scarier than all of its predecessors that it often misses the mark. When it hits the mark, it hits it hard and in a near totally redeeming manner, but it’s impossible to totally redeem a lazy narrative structure that’s almost devoid of scares. Fans of the franchise will find plenty to enjoy, but others might find themselves frustrated.

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It started with Guillermo Del Toro, moved onto Duncan Jones, Zach Snyder and now the latest director to be chosen for Mondo’s Director Series is Wes Craven. The man responsible for creating two of the most enduring horror franchises of all time, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, has the fourth film in the latter series hitting theaters on Friday and, to celebrate, artist Alex Pardee has immortalized Craven’s two most influential films. Later artists will create posters for other Craven films Swamp Thing, The Last House of the Left and The Hills Have Eyes. (What? No My Soul To Take poster?)

After the jump, check out the full images of each poster, read a quote from Craven and find out when you’ll be able to pick these up. Read More »

Scream 4 is done. It’s out there. And as we ride a wave of publicity, press screenings and more leading up towards the April 15 release, fans will have to dodge an obstacle course of spoilers revealing who dies, when they die, how they die and, of course, who or what is Ghostface this time around. For the record, I have no idea – I’m also avoiding spoilers at all costs – so feel free to read on.

Besides the onslaught of spoilers, one of the film’s biggest controversies was the reported creative differences surrounding franchise creator and the screenwriter of this fourth film, Kevin Williamson. We heard that sometime in the middle of production he left and Ehren Kruger (who wrote Scream 3 and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) came in. Director Wes Craven has finally spoken out on these issues and while you can read his comments below, beware that we’re also going to include some new photos, one of which is surely considered a spoiler. Feel free to read the quotes below but then watch out for the spoiler warning. Read More »

New ‘Scream 4′ Photos

We’re just over a month away from the April 15 release of the 11-year in the making fourth installment in the Scream saga, Scream 4. In this new version, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) is a best-selling author who comes back to town to do a book signing. There she reunites with some friends (David Arquette and Courteney Cox), family (Emma Roberts and Mary McDonnell) and also the Ghostface killer. Check out four, brand new, official images and more after the jump. Read More »

Mini-LOL: Is Disney trying to sell their latest animated film Tangled with subliminal sex messages? [brew]

What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 40 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 40 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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Page 2: Groundhog Day Edition (and Much More)


What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 24 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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First Look: Alison Brie in ‘Scream 4′

Wes Craven is currently doing additional photography on Scream 4, and has confirmed on Twitter that Community/Mad Men star Alison Brie will be making a cameo. He even tweeted the above image, stating “@AlisonBrie gets ready for her close-up.” It seems like Scream 4 will be challenging The Muppets movie for the movie most overloaded with cameos in 2011. Hit the jump to see the photo.
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

When two posters debut around the same time, it’s a great window into how creative print marketing can be. In 2011, posters are certainly less important than were in in the past and most of the time they speak for themselves. Things like similar color schemes, poses and floating heads all show that no matter how much thought is put into a poster, studios usually settle on something tried and true.

The two posters released today are perfect evidence of this. First is Scream 4, which is a near carbon copy of every single other film in the franchise with little change, and then there’s Bridesmaids, which portrays a bunch of comedians in bad-ass poses that makes you want to see the film immediately. Check both posters out below the jump. Read More »