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Annie Wilkes Images Arrive in “Castle Rock”

Annie Wilkes Images Arrive in “Castle Rock”
In the return of “Castle Rock”, psychopath Annie Wilkes (played Lizzy Caplan), a nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock. Here, we see images from the premiere episode in which Misery comes to town. Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption) will be returning to the world of Stephen King in Season 2, alongside Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Matthew Alan, John […]
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Joker Is Now On IMDb’s Top Ten Highest Rated Movies Of All Time List

Joker might’ve left critics divided and society watchdogs concerned about the impact of the movie’s message on impressionable minds, but the film is an unquestionable hit with audiences. After making a killing at the box office and beating out Marvel’s own villain-turned antihero Venom to become the October release champ, fans have granted Joker another distinction by rating the pic among the ten best movies on IMDb.

While IMDb’s often accused of allowing its rating system to be swayed too easily by fanboys, Joker, the only release to feature from this decade, joins a distinguished top ten list, coming in at number nine at last count, alongside The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Pulp Fiction, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, 12 Angry Men, Schindler’s List, Godfather I and II, and The Shawshank Redemption. The only other comic book movie on
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Joker Cracks IMDb Top 10 Highest-Rated Movies of All Time List

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Joker has proven to be a tremendous hit with IMDb users, as the controversial movie is now among the online database's highest-rated movies of all time. As of this time, the movie is currently sitting in the No. 9 slot, sitting behind such other classic titles as The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, and the first two Godfather movies. This also marks two separate spots in the top 10 for the Clown Prince of Crime, as The Dark Knight with Heath Ledger as the Joker is currently ranked No. 4. While this is an awesome ranking to achieve so soon after its premiere, it's also worth noting that this number could start quickly decreasing if more IMDb users give it lower ratings over the course of its theatrical run and subsequent release on home video.

Directed by Todd Phillips using a screenplay co-written with scott Silver, Joker presents an alternate origin story for Batman's arch-nemesis.
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Chicago Pd Actor Daniel Pinder will star next to Japanese actress Hazuki Kato in Garrison 7: The Fallen

Daniel Pinder sounds like any regular 25 year old, but this young actor will soon be starring in “Garrison 7: The Fallen”, one of the most anticipated science fiction movies that fans have been waiting for. Pinder first made his step onto the film scene with his role of Michael on NBC’s crime drama “Chicago Pd” and now he gears up for his biggest role yet as Kai in the G7 Universe, alongside Japanese actress Hazuki Kato. Hazuki Kato is a Japanese born actress who has starred in movies such as “Falcon Rising” and “Atomic Eden”. Kato will be playing Tarren Kh’an in G7.

We are unsure if Pinder’s character and Kato’s will meet in the film, but Pinder’s character is one of the key roles throughout the G7 Universe. There’s also been rumors of possible Asian filming locations, but that has not been confirmed yet.
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Feature: Stephen King’s Timeless Titles

Stephen King, if you didn’t already know, is probably the most prominent and influential horror, sci-fi author of all time. This globally recognised, genre-defining icon has made his mark on popular culture, writing an astonishing 61 novels so far, inspiring 51 films, 24 television series’, and 17 spin-offs, with three more series scheduled for release next year. His stories have continued to evolve over the years, proving time and time again, that his work is time-less.

It has been 25 years since the release of one of King’s most popular, award winning television adaptations; The Stand, and to celebrate its upcoming Blu-ray release (out on the 7th October), as well as build some suspense in the run up to Halloween this month, we have decided on some of Stephen King’s most memorable works over the last four decades!

Stand by Me

Stand by Me (1986) is a classic drama, based on the 1982 novella ‘The Body’. Combined with nostalgia,
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Fantastic Fest 2019 Interview: Co-Stars William Sadler and Martin Kove on Their Characters and Kicking Ass for Vfw

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Joe BegosVfw made a huge splash when it premiered at Fantastic Fest 2019 a few weeks ago, and now, his latest is set to take over the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood tomorrow when it screens as part of Beyond Fest 2019. While in Austin, Daily Dead had the pleasure of sitting down with two of the film’s seasoned performers: the incomparable William Sadler and the endlessly charismatic Martin Kove, who portray Vietnam veterans in Vfw who must fend off a gang of murderous punks who attack them in their favorite watering hole.

During the interview, both Sadler and Kove discussed what drew them into Vfw, the collaborative spirit they experienced on set, the joy of being able to share stories amongst their co-stars during production, and how much they enjoyed getting to kick some ass once again for Vfw.

So, what was the initial appeal coming into this project? Was it the script?
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Castle Rock Season 2 Easter Egg Filled Promo Takes You on a Road Trip From Castle Rock to Jerusalem’s Lot

Hulu has released an interesting promo spot for Castle Rock Season 2. It takes the viewers on a 14-minute long road trip from Castle Rock to Jerusalem’s Lot and the radio is on to keep you entertained as you travel.

You are supposed to keep a lookout to see if you can see or hear anything. I will say, there are a ton of references to some of Stephen King’s popular stories including Stand By Me, Misery, Salem’s Lot, Maximum Overdrive, It, Needful Things, The Mist, Under The Dome, Pet Semetary, Sleeping Beauties, The Shawshank Redemption, 11/22/63, The Stand, The Dead Zone, and more!

For those of you who are familiar with King’s work, these references aren’t hard to catch. You just have to listen. This is actually a pretty cool promo and while it may seem boring for some, it’s exciting for the Stephen King fans like myself.
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1917 Trailer #2 Stunningly Brings World War I to Life in One Continuous Shot

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Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for the upcoming World War I epic 1917/">1917. This is the latest from Sam Mendes and the filmmaker has truly outdone himself this time. Not only is he taking on some harrowing subject matter with a stacked cast, but he's decided to make it appear as though all of these events will unfold in a single, continuous shot that lasts for two hours. Safe to say, this could prove to be unlike anything we've ever seen.

The trailer debuted during the movie's panel at New York Comic-Con and was promptly released online after. The footage, though not presented as a single shot, is excruciatingly tense and undeniably grand in scope. We get a strong sense of the story at play, which sees two soldiers being handed a very important mission that could save the lives of hundreds of men. During the panel, Sam Mendes
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’45 Seconds of Laughter’ Review: Tim Robbins Goes to Jail for a Empathetic Doc About Healing Through Comedy

’45 Seconds of Laughter’ Review: Tim Robbins Goes to Jail for a Empathetic Doc About Healing Through Comedy
Did starring in “The Shawshank Redemption” (and then directing “Dead Man Walking” the following year) leave Tim Robbins with a profound compassion for the members of America’s prison system, or was that profound compassion what compelled him to pursue those jobs in the first place? Either way, it seems the famous actor and sometime filmmaker still fervently believes in the words of Sister Helen Prejean, who Susan Sarandon played in “Dead Man Walking”: “Everyone is worth more than their worst act.”

Robbins’ first directorial effort since 1999’s “Cradle Will Rock” finds him going back to jail in order to help extend that ethos into the real world. , “45 Seconds of Laughter” takes us inside the maximum-security fortress of Calipatria State Prison, where a few special members of Robbins’ theater company (The Actors’ Gang) lead a troupe of violent criminals in a commedia dell’arte workshop that’s meant to
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Morgan Freeman to Produce, Star in Peter Greenaway’s ‘Lucca Mortis’ (Exclusive)

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Morgan Freeman to Produce, Star in Peter Greenaway’s ‘Lucca Mortis’ (Exclusive)
Morgan Freeman will produce and star in Peter Greenaway’s drama “Lucca Mortis,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Morgan will portray a writer whose last big adventure will very likely be death. Based in New York City’s Little Italy, he takes a sabbatical and travels with his family to Lucca, Italy in order to trace his ancestral roots and clean up the loose ends in his life.

Morgan will produce with Lori McCreary through their Revelations Entertainment alongside Greenaway’s longtime producing partner, Kees Kasander. “Lucca Mortis” is Kasander’s 15th film with Greenaway. The film is scheduled to begin shooting around March 2020.

Greenaway is one of Britain’s leading auteurs whose notable past works include “Prospero’s Books,” “The Cook, the Thief, His Wire & Her Lover,” “The Draughtsman’s Contract” and “Drowning by Numbers.”

“Morgan and I have been fans of Peter’s work for years and we feel
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The Collider.com Podcast: Episode 225 – ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, 25 Years Later

This week on The Collider.com Podcast, we're looking back at The Shawshank Redemption as the film reaches its 25th anniversary. We look at the film's enduring popularity contrasted against its minimal influence, the surprising darkness that permeates the entire picture, the films of director Frank Darabont, if Shawshank's popularity is deserved, and much more. We then finish up with Recently Watched. Click on the respective link to find us on iTunes. Also, we've moved to a new channel: Collider Weekly. Collider Weekly will host podcasts only from writers on Collider.com, so please be sure …
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The Collider.com Podcast: Episode 225 – ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, 25 Years Later

This week on The Collider.com Podcast, we're looking back at The Shawshank Redemption as the film reaches its 25th anniversary. We look at the film's enduring popularity contrasted against its minimal influence, the surprising darkness that permeates the entire picture, the films of director Frank Darabont, if Shawshank's popularity is deserved, and much more. We then finish up with Recently Watched. Click on the respective link to find us on iTunes. Also, we've moved to a new channel: Collider Weekly. Collider Weekly will host podcasts only from writers on Collider.com, so please be sure …
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New Full-Length Trailer for ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Finds Lizzy Caplan Digging into ‘Misery’

Hulu has released the official full-length trailer for Castle Rock Season 2, and boy howdy does it look like a humdinger. The original series was revealed to be anthology in nature at the end of Season 1, as it pulls from various Stephen King books to craft one serialized, over-arching story each season that is set in King’s multiverse. The first season drew heavily from The Shawshank Redemption, while it looks like Season 2 is anchored by Misery with Lizzy Caplan filling the role of Annie Wilkes. The character was memorably first brought to the screen by …
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New Full-Length Trailer for ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Finds Lizzy Caplan Digging into ‘Misery’

Hulu has released the official full-length trailer for Castle Rock Season 2, and boy howdy does it look like a humdinger. The original series was revealed to be anthology in nature at the end of Season 1, as it pulls from various Stephen King books to craft one serialized, over-arching story each season that is set in King’s multiverse. The first season drew heavily from The Shawshank Redemption, while it looks like Season 2 is anchored by Misery with Lizzy Caplan filling the role of Annie Wilkes. The character was memorably first brought to the screen by …
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Lizzy Caplan Does Her Best ‘Cock-a-Doodie’ Impression of Kathy Bates’ Annie Wilkes in ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Trailer (Video)

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Lizzy Caplan Does Her Best ‘Cock-a-Doodie’ Impression of Kathy Bates’ Annie Wilkes in ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Trailer (Video)
Lizzy Caplan embodies the spirit of Kathy Bates as Stephen King’s nurse from hell in the trailer for the second season of Hulu’s “Castle Rock.”

Watch the trailer in the video above.

The season stars Caplan as a younger version of Annie Wilkes, the character from the 1990 film “Misery,” which featured Bates as a former nurse and crazed fan of James Caan’s novelist character Paul Sheldon. In Season 2, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when Wilkes gets waylaid in Castle Rock.

Also Read: 'Castle Rock': Paul Sparks to Replace Garrett Hedlund as 'Ace' Merrill in Season 2

Stephen King alum Tim Robbins (“The Shawshank Redemption”) will also star with Elsie Fisher, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi and Matthew Alan. Robbins will play Reginald “Pop” Merrill, who was featured in King’s 1990 novella “The Sun Dog.” The patriarch of Stephen King’s iconic crime family,
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How Has ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Held Its IMDb Crown For So Long?

How Has ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Held Its IMDb Crown For So Long?
What is the best film ever made? Don’t think too long about that question, or the various ways in which it could be broken down regarding “best” vs. “favorite.” Though many of us can likely agree on some of the greatest films ever made, we each have different answers about what is or isn’t the […]

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‘The Shawshank Redemption’ at 25: Hope Springs Eternal in One of the Greatest Movies of All Time

‘The Shawshank Redemption’ at 25: Hope Springs Eternal in One of the Greatest Movies of All Time
There’s a line in The Shawshank Redemption where Morgan Freeman’s character, Red, tells us, “Prison is no fairy tale world.” Except that’s exactly what it is in this movie. Make no mistake about it: Frank Darabont’s 1994 prison drama, based on a Stephen King novella, endures as a kind of modern fairy tale, albeit one […]

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The Cast of 'The Shawshank Redemption,' Then and Now

The Cast of 'The Shawshank Redemption,' Then and Now
The Frank Darabont-directed prison drama The Shawshank Redemption hit theaters 25 years ago, in a limited release, Sept. 23, 1994, before getting a wide release Oct. 14. It took the ninth spot at the domestic box office in its wide opening weekend in 1994, earning $5.2 million, according to Box Office Mojo (numbers adjusted for inflation).

Following its lukewarm release, the film received positive reviews from critics such as Roger Ebert and from The New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter. The Stephen King novella adaption was additionally nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture, and was rereleased in theaters, where it ...
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‘Clemency’ Trailer: Alfre Woodard Faces an Impossible Decision in Sundance’s Top Winner

From Escape from Alcatraz to Cool Hand Luke to The Shawshank Redemption, cinema is rich with not only prison films focused on the plight of the prisoner, but also depicting wardens in an evil light. Clemency, winner of the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, flips the script in both ways, both turning the spotlight on a warden and painting her in an empathetic, complicated light. Led by Alfre Woodard, she gives a riveting, emotional performance as the Bernadine Williams, a woman who is stuck between the demands of her grueling job and a disintegrating marriage, and can’t give her all to both.

I said in my review, “Written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu, Clemency is exceptionally narrow and precise in its focus, both in terms of the cold aesthetic and the stripped-down script. Shot by Eric Branco, the frame often captures its isolated characters in all their loneliness,
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‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Returning to Theaters Next Week for 25th Anniversary

‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Returning to Theaters Next Week for 25th Anniversary
This month, Stephen King fans have been swarming to theaters to watch Pennywise the Dancing Clown terrorize the grown up Losers’ Club in It Chapter Two. But in a few days, they’ll be able to enjoy a different kind of story from Stephen King, one that warms your heart instead of trying eat it. The […]

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