Fun Trailer For The Haunted House Horror Thriller DELIRIUM

This is the first trailer released for a new haunted house horror thriller called Delirium. It doesn't look like a great horror movie, but it does look like it might be fun to watch. The story follows a group of teens who dare one of their friends to walk up to the porch of a legendary haunted house and he ends up disappearing. So his friends decide to go on in after him, and as you'll see, terror awaits them. 

What I like about this is that this is stuff my brothers, friends, and I would do all the time when we were growing up! It was always fun exploring abanded old building and houses that we thought were haunted! Here's the synopsis:

The Hell Gang, an exclusive group of friends, promise a schoolmate that he can join their gang if he can just make it to the porch of a legendary mansion that has a dark and sinister past. Others have tried but none have made it within site of the mansion before fleeing back in terror. Eddie, who is rigged with a camera to prove he did it, does not return at all! Five members of the gang must now go in to find him. They set off, confident that Eddie is trying to prank them. But what they find in the old mansion is even more terrifying than the campfire stories and legends of the murdered children that once lived there.

The film was directed by former stuntman and second unit director Johnny Martin, who also directed Vengeance: A Love Story with Nicolas Cage, and Hangman with Al Pacino.

The movie stars Mike C. ManningGriffin FreemanAugust RoadsRyan PinkstonSeth Austin, and Elena Sanchez. It will be released on January 18th, 2018.

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New Photo of General Hux in THE LAST JEDI with New Details on His Story Arc

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Domhnall Gleeson will be back in action as General Hux in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and he's looking to prove to Supreme Leader Snoke that he is the better right-hand man. Today we have a new photo thanks to Empire featuring the character deep in contemplative thought. We also have some new details to share with you that shed a bit more light on this mysterious First Order villain. Gleeson had this to say in an interview:

"Because of what happened in the first film, he's been pushed to a place where his position is in real jeopardy, and people make really bad decisions when they get desperate. Hux and Kylo Ren are vying for power and for Snoke's attention. They’re both contenders for the throne and Hux is hoping Ren explodes, so that he can take up the mantle. He knows it will be a battle otherwise, one he may very well lose." 

I really like this struggle of power within the First Order. We got a little taste of the rivalry between Hux and Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens, but things are obviously going to start to heat up and get a little more intense as the story presses forward. 

I wonder if we'll eventually see a showdown between the two characters. But in the end we know they will both lose because the good will triumph over evil! 

James Franco To Star in and Direct a Biopic About Artist Shel Silverstein

It looks like James Franco has found a great new film project to jump on board. According to Variety, he is in talks to in and direct a film that will tell the story of prolific children’s book author, cartoonist, and lyricist Shel Silverstein.

Shel Silverstein is best known for his children's books such as The Giving Tree, Where The Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, A Light in the Attic, Everything On It, The Missing Piece and more. I own all of these books and I enjoyed reading many of them all the time when I was growing up!

In case you didn't know, Silverstein was also a singer, songwriter, and screenwriter. According to the report, the movie will focus "not only on his struggles professionally, but personally as well, and trace how he became the iconic author he is today."

This is actually incredibly cool and James Franco is the perfect talent to take on the project. I know that he'll do a phenomenal job. I just recently saw The Disaster Artist, and it's one of the best films that I've seen this year. 

The movie will be written by Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair and it will be an adaptation of Lisa Rogak’s book A Boy Named Shel. You can read the description of that book below:

Few authors are as beloved as Shel Silverstein. His inimitable drawings and comic poems have become the bedtime staples of millions of children and their parents, but few readers know much about the man behind that wild-eyed, bearded face peering out from the backs of dust jackets.
In A Boy Named Shel, Lisa Rogak tells the full story of a life as antic and adventurous as any of his creations. A man with an incurable case of wanderlust, Shel kept homes on both coasts and many places in between---and enjoyed regular stays in the Playboy Mansion. Everywhere he went he charmed neighbors, made countless friends, and romanced almost as many women with his unstoppable energy and never-ending wit.
His boundless creativity brought him fame and fortune---neither of which changed his down-to-earth way of life---and his children's books sold millions of copies. But he was much more than "just" a children's writer. He collaborated with anyone who crossed his path, and found success in a wider range of genres than most artists could ever hope to master. He penned hit songs like "A Boy Named Sue" and "The Unicorn." He drew cartoons for Stars & Stripes and got his big break with Playboy. He wrote experimental plays and collaborated on scripts with David Mamet. With a seemingly unending stream of fresh ideas, he worked compulsively and enthusiastically on a wide array of projects up until his death, in 1999.
Drawing on wide-ranging interviews and in-depth research, Rogak gives fans a warm, enlightening portrait of an artist whose imaginative spirit created the poems, songs, and drawings that have touched the lives of so many children---and adults.

HBO Passed on THE LORD OF THE RINGS Series and Here’s Why

Last month the big news hit that Amazon Studios snatched up the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and they are developing a series around it. It was explained:

Set in Middle Earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The deal includes a potential additional spin-off series.

HBO was one of many networks that considered getting in on the action, but they ultimately passed on the opportunity to involve themselves in the bidding war. Why?  Because they already have a big-budget fantasy franchise with Game of Thrones!

CEO Richard Plepler recently talked about their decision to pass on The Lord of the Rings property, saying:

“I’d rather own our IP [intellectual property] 100%… and I’d rather have the ability to work with a product that is inextricably linked to our brand.”

That totally makes sense! Game of Thrones is such an awesome franchise and they've done an incredible job with the series. Even though Game of Thrones is coming to an end with Season 8, the cable network is currently developing five different possible prequel series in various stages of development.

The big question is, will any of these spinoff series be as good and as successful as the original series? That has yet to be seen, but there's a big audience out there waiting to see what HBO does next with this epic fantasy world. Whatever HBO ends up moving forward with, I'm sure it will be great! 

Yeah, it would have been cool to see HBO take on The Lord of the Rings, but Amazon has developed some great series and I think the franchise is in good hands with them. 

Via: Variety

Supercut of Every Reference and Homage To THE SHINING In TV and Film

If you're a fan of the classic horror film The Shining, you'll enjoy this video supercut that features every reference and homage to the movie that has been made over the years in TV and film. There's actually a lot more than I knew about! The video was created by Jarvis City and it came with the following note:

Since its release in 1980, Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's classic novel has has been parodied and referenced endless times on television and in feature length films. Check out this nice little compilation...

Watch Clips From THE ROOM And THE DISASTER ARTIST Side By Side

If you're looking to see just how well The Disaster Artist imitated The Room in its film, here's your answer. Outside of the "I did not hit her scene," I think they did a pretty damn good job, although I might argue the scene they flubbed a bit is arguably the best scene in the entire film. That said, perhaps James Franco intentionally goofed his imitation a little bit so people would go back to the original and witness just how bad the scene was for themselves. 

Check out the scenes side by side below, and let us know how you think they did.