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Tuesday Blus: Max Ophüls’ Letter from an Unknown Woman, Nolan’s Dunkirk & Bigelow’s Detroit

This week’s edition of Tuesday Blus includes the following titles: Dunkirk (2017) – Warner Bros., Detroit (2017) – Twentieth Century Fox, Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) – Olive Film, Jd’s Revenge (1976) – Arrow Video, Dolores Claiborne (1995) – Warner Bros.

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November 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, Jungle, The Villainess

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Happy week of Thanksgiving to our Us readers! This week’s home entertainment offerings are a smaller lot, with The Villainess, Jungle, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets being some of the bigger new releases coming our way on November 21st.

Stephen Kings fans should take note, as Dolores Claiborne arrives in HD this week courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection, and XLrator Media is keeping busy as well with a bunch of recent indie titles making their way to various formats, including Dark Signal, American Mary, Housebound, and Under the Bed.

Bunnyman Vengeance is also coming home on Tuesday to both Blu and DVD via Uncork’d Entertainment, and Scarecrowd makes its DVD debut this week, too.

Dolores Claiborne (Warner Archive Collection, Blu-ray)

Selena St. George stares at the note and news clipping: Her estranged mother Dolores has been accused of murder. Grudgingly, Selena returns
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Danny Elfman’s Score For Justice League Set To Drop On November 10

WaterTower Music is proud to announce the November 10 release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic action adventure Justice League. The album features one of the industry’s most versatile and accomplished film composers, Danny Elfman, who is returning to score a DC Super Hero film for the first time since 1992’s Batman Returns.

While bringing his celebrated and unique approach to the Justice League score, Elfman also gives DC fans some special familiar moments. Utilizing memorable character themes to tell the musical story, he incorporates and re-interprets iconic music from past films, including John WilliamsSuperman theme, Hans Zimmer’s Wonder Woman theme, and his own Batman theme. “I’m using the same thematic material that I used back then,” Elfman told Billboard Magazine. “It never actually went away. We’ve got these iconic bits from our past and that’s part of us, that’s part of our heritage.
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Video Breakdown of The 10 Worst and the 10 Best Stephen King Movies

With the popularity of Stephen King exploding right now, Looper has released a video that breaks down what they feel are the 10 worst and 10 best films that have been adapted from his work.

I personally don't agree with the lists that they've put together. For example, they put Dreamcatcher and Needful Things on the list of worst movies, which is ridiculous because those are two of my favorites! On top of that, they don't even include Pet Cemetary on the Best list, but they have Dolores Claiborne. This list was made before Geralds Game was released, but I'd definitely but that on the best list as well.

I understand that these lists are a personal opinion, so watch the video breakdown below and let us know what you would change on the list!

Stephen King's books have been adapted to film or television over 100 times, making him the all-time
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Dolores Claiborne

Rebecca Lea Oct 9, 2017

Dolores Claiborne is one of the more underrated Stephen King screen adaptations. Here, we take a look back...

The film: Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates) is found looming with a rolling pin over her employer, Vera Donovan (Judy Parfitt), a frail old woman who has just taken an eventually fatal tumble down the stairs. Detective Mackey (Christopher Plummer) is determined that Dolores is guilty, just as he is certain that Dolores was guilty of murdering her abusive husband (David Strathairn), whose death was ruled accidental, nearly twenty years previously. On discovering her mother’s arrest, Selena (Jennifer Jason Leigh) returns to her childhood home and the scene of many traumatic memories for both her and Dolores.

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Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy interview: Gerald's Game

Brendon Connelly Sep 28, 2017

The producer and director of Gerald's Game chat to us about bringing Stephen King's work to the screen...

Mike Flanagan isn't the big brand name that Stephen King is – not yet, anyway - but I'll admit it, had it been announced that somebody else was adapting King's novel Gerald's Game, my excitement would have been severely tempered.

But Flanagan did get the gig, and so I've been waiting impatiently for his film for months now. Happily, I was not even the slightest bit disappointed. Flanagan's adaptation is, while being very true to King's original, a brilliantly original, cinematic, effective and powerful work.

Last week, I spoke to Flanagan and Trevor Macy, the film's producer, about how they pulled off such a tricky adaptation, as well as Flanagan's next gig adapting Shirley Jackson's classic The Haunting Of Hill House into a “ten hour movie”. Here's how the conversation went.
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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far

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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far
It stormed the box office in September 2017, smashing box office records, pleasing critics, and quickly washing away the bad taste of so many poorly wrought Stephen King adaptations like the current of a suburban neighborhood sewer. Move over Ernest Hemmingway! Beat it Dr. Seuss! The Stephen King adaptation is a hot commodity in Hollywood once again.

Sure, those aforementioned authors have had their books adapted less than half as many times as the works of Stephen King. With so many adapted works from the same prolific storyteller, many of them are sure to be bad. And that is the case with Stephen King. If you grew up in the 80s, you might even remember that a Stephen King movie was not anticipated with the kind of must-see attitude of today's audiences. Many laughed off the notion, believing that if it was a Stephen King movie, it must be bad.

But as It reminded audiences,
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What We Know About Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’ Thus Far!

(Aotn) It has already been quite a year for Stephen King fans with the theatrical releases of both “The Dark Tower” and “It” and now we can anticipate the upcoming Hulu limited series “Castle Rock”. “Castle Rock” will be a psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, it will combine the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.

Hulu has committed to a 10-episode first season and the project was developed for television by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, who serve as executive producers, along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. “Castle Rock” is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and it is sure to be epic.

The casting news alone has us even more excited! Bill Skarsgard (It, Atomic Blonde,
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Exclusive Portraits: Helen Mirren & Taylor Hackford Honored at Cinema/Chicago Gala

Chicago – There ain’t nothing like Dame Helen Mirren, international star and Oscar winner for “The Queen.” She, along with her husband Taylor Hackford (director of “Ray” and “An Officer and a Gentleman”), were honored at the Cinema/Chicago Spring Gala on May 24, 2017.

Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to fostering communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. Their programs include the Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago International Television Festival, the CineYouth Festival, international screenings, and a year-round education program. Celebrating its 53rd edition October 12-26, 2017, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America’s longest running competitive film fest.

Helen Mirren at the Cinema/Chicago Spring Gala, May 24th, 2017

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Dame Helen Lydia Mirren was born in London, and
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Vanity Fair Brie Larson is this month's cover girl. Talks awards season madness, Hollywood friendships, and Captain Marvel

Slate a breathless take on early footage from Marvel's Black Panther including kudos for what sounds like Angela Bassett's best movie part in a long time

Coming Soon Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, his second animated feature, got a teaser poster and a release date

EW Faye Dunaway breaks her silence on February's Oscar Best Picture mixup

Av Club release dates for upcoming Disney pictures including Star Wars, The Lion King, and the bound to be terrible Frozen 2 (because didn't that story feel complete as is. sigh) 

Movie City News David Poland is done apologizing for not liking James Gray movies very much. Here's why.

Deadline Monumental Pictures has announced they're making a big screen version of the Roe v Wade
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Jennifer Jason Leigh Retrospective Includes Films From the Coen Brothers, Cronenberg, Verhoeven, and the Woman Herself

After her break out role in the ’80s classic “Fast Times At Ridgemont High,” the enigmatic and darkly charming Jennifer Jason Leigh has charted a course in film unlike any other. This month, the Alamo Drafthouse honors her varied and galvanizing career in a much deserved retrospective, aptly titled “Jennifer Jason Leigh!”

The series, which began last night and continues into May, spans Leigh’s decades-long career, which includes David Cronenberg’s “eXistenZ,” Paul Verhoeven’s “Flesh + Blood,” and Joel and Ethan Coen’s “The Hudsucker Proxy.” One of her most recognizable films opened the series, Stephen King’s “Dolores Claiborne,” in which she went head to head opposite Kathy Bates in a bear of a role.

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Of particular note is the criminally under-appreciated “The Anniversary Party,” which she wrote, produced, and directed with her friend
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Principal Photography Begins on Bad Santa 2

Just in case you missed it, Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced on January 11, 2015 that principal photography has started in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on Bad Santa 2, the follow-up to the raucous comedy hit Bad Santa.

As was previously reported, the film boasts an all-star cast led by Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks, Tony Cox, and Brett Kelly. Joining the already announced cast are Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars, 2 Broke Girls), comedian Jenny Zigrino (50 Shades of Black), and Jeff Skowron (The Good Shepherd). Hansen will play Regent Hastings, who runs a charitable organization with his wife Diane (Hendricks). Zigrino and Skowron play security guards Gina and Dorfman, respectively. The trio joins Thornton (television series Fargo, Sling Blade, Simple Plan, Bandits) reprising his Golden Globe-nominated role as Willy Soke, and Bates (Misery, Titanic, Dolores Claiborne) who plays Willy’s tough-as-nails mom Sunny Soke, as well as original cast members Cox
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Stephen King Books Scribner Imprint For 27-Title Library

Two decades after becoming the megaselling author’s publisher, Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner has acquired North American and Open Market print, e-book, and audio rights to 27 titles including It, Misery, Dolores Claiborne, Christine, Cujo, The Dead Zone and Firestarter; the novella collections Different Seasons and Four Past Midnight; and the first four volumes of the Dark Tower series. The CBS-owned publishing house last week announced plans to publish End Of Watch
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Stephen King Books Scribner Imprint For 27-Title Library

Stephen King Books Scribner Imprint For 27-Title Library
Two decades after becoming the megaselling author’s publisher, Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner has acquired North American and Open Market print, e-book, and audio rights to 27 titles including It, Misery, Dolores Claiborne, Christine, Cujo, The Dead Zone and Firestarter; the novella collections Different Seasons and Four Past Midnight; and the first four volumes of the Dark Tower series. The CBS-owned publishing house last week announced plans to publish End Of Watch
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13 Scariest Stephen King Book Passages

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Author Stephen King is well known for his horror stories. How many times have you put down one of his novels in the middle of reading it and found yourself just a little bit too scared to venture to the bathroom in the middle of the night? His stories range from straight-on horror to sci-fi, nature versus man, and psychological thrillers. Never do his tales fail to have an impact.

While King’s most famous works include Carrie, It, Misery, The Shining and The Green Mile, the writer has produced over 50 books in the last 40 years, each and every one different in it’s content, it’s characters – and of course, its monsters. Which evil entity scares you the most from King? Might it be Pennywise the clown? Or Cujo the dog? What about Randall Flagg from The Stand or the husband in Dolores Claiborne or the aliens in The Tommyknockers?
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How to Get Away With Murder Recap: Mother?! Mae?! ¡Ai!

How to Get Away With Murder Recap: Mother?! Mae?! ¡Ai!
“Don’t you know a VIP when you see one?”

If you take nothing else away from the heaping platter of crazy that was this week’s How to Get Away With Murder — an hour that included the discovery of the previous (and badly damaged) occupant of Wes’ apartment; some hot parking-lot sex; a genuine, first-time “I love you”; and an Annalise-Nate face-off that confirmed only Pete Nowalk & Co. know exactly what TV’s hottest/creepiest lovers are planning — let it be Cicley Tyson’s exquisite, nine-word introduction to Ophelia Hartness (Aka Annalise Keating’s mother).

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Cory Michael Smith on 'Olive Kitteridge,' the celebrity autograph he still has

Cory Michael Smith on 'Olive Kitteridge,' the celebrity autograph he still has
For fans of Gotham, Cory Michael Smith is known as Edward Nygma, but on Sunday night, he will set aside his riddles to appear in a new miniseries from HBO titled Olive Kitteridge. In the four-part miniseries, based on the book by the same name, Frances McDormand stars at the title character. The series tells the story of her life, her relationship with her husband (Richard Jenkins), and her interactions with others in her small town, all spanning over 25 years. And in part two of the miniseries, viewers will meet Kevin Coulson, Smith's character. When asked to describe the miniseries,
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‘Oculus’ director helming Stephen King’s ‘Gerald’s Game’ movie adaptation

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‘Oculus’ director helming Stephen King’s ‘Gerald’s Game’ movie adaptation
(Cbr) "Oculus" director Mike Flanagan wants to play "Gerald’s Game." Deadline reports the Stephen King novel will be Flanagan’s next project, with a proposed fall start date. Flanagan wrote the script with his partner Jeff Howard. “In the tradition of 'Misery' and 'Dolores Claiborne,' 'Gerald’s Game' is one of the most intense and compelling novels I’ve ever read, and this has been a dream project for many years,” Flanagan said. “Trevor and I are very excited to help translate that experience for an audience.” King’s 1992 novel finds Gerald and his wife Jessie heading to their remote Maine cabin for a weekend of S&M fun. But, things go bad quickly as Gerald accidentally dies, leaving Jessie tied to a bed, tormented by guilt, apparitions and the voices in her head. "Gerald’s Game" joins an ever-growing list of King adaptations in the works these days.
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Oculus Director to Helm Stephen King's Gerald's Game

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Oculus director Mike Flanagan is set to direct a big screen adaptation of Stephen King's novel Gerald's Game. This is a great story that is sure to make for a very intense film. I really liked Oculus as well, so I think Flanagan will do a solid job bringing it to life.

The story follows a woman who accidentally kills her husband during a game of bondage type seduction. This happens in a remote retreat and she soon realizes that she is trapped with little hope of rescue, at which point she begins to let the voices inside her head take over. Then the real nightmares begin.

The director had this to say in a statement:

“In the tradition of Misery and Dolores Claiborne, Gerald’s Game is one of the most intense and compelling novels I’ve ever read, and this has been a dream project for many years.
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Oculus Filmmakers To Adapt Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game

If you are in the business of making horror movies, and you get the seal of approval from the prolific Stephen King to adapt one of his novels for cinema, you know you are doing something right. The author is legendary for being very specific about which filmmakers get their hands on the rights to his books, and rightly so – his body of work is, quite simply, the gold standard. It comes as no surprise then, that when the award-winning creative team behind Oculus – writer-director Mike Flanagan, his co-writer Jeff Howard and their regular producer Trevor Macy – got the nod from King for Gerald’s Game, they shuffled their slate to make that their very next project.

First published in 1992, Gerald’s Game is an as-yet unadapted entry in the King canon, but is well-overdue a translation to the big screen. The incredibly dark and harrowing tale begins with a
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