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Retro Movie Review: The Ring (2002)
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The Ring
Available now on Blu-ray
Written by Ehren Kruger
Directed by Gore Verbinski
Based on the novel by Kôji Suzuki
Starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman, Jane Alexander
DreamWorks
Rated PG-13 | 115 minutes
Release date: October 18th, 2002

Rings, the third installment in the American “Ring” series hits theaters everywhere Friday. Fifteen years ago Gore Verbinski’s The Ring opened, and set off a chain reaction that changed an entire genre. Based on the 1998 Japanese horror film Ringu, directed by Hideo Nakata from the original novel by Koji Suzuki, The Ring terrified viewers here and was a critical and financial success, earning a 72% on Rotten Tomatoes and almost $130 million. That success spawned a whole slew of J-horror knock offs and remakes including The Grudge (2004), Dark Water (2005), Pulse (2006), and the notoriously awful One Missed Call (2008). The sequel, The Ring 2 also came in 2005.

Before we watch Rings Friday, let’s revisit 2002’s The Ring.

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Movie Review: The Girl On The Train
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Emily Blunt The Girl On The Train

The Girl On The Train
Director: Tate Taylor
Screenwriter: Erin Cressida Wilson
Cast: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Édgar Ramírez, Lisa Kudrow
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated R | 112 Minutes
Release Date: October 7, 2016

There is a common thread that draws a missing person’s thriller together. Usually, it’s the general motifs like the cheating wife, the sex, the lies, the drama, the kinds of things you’d probably see in a low-budget Lifetime movie. But because David Fincher’s Gone Girl was such a success, it is easy to see why some studios may be showing a bit of interest in the material. Though The Girl On The Train bares a strong resemblance to Gone Girl, director Tate Taylor, using a script written by Erin Cressida Wilson, makes a valiant effort to separate his film from the rest for a relatively entertaining movie. Check out the full review below.

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‘The Girl On The Train’ Trailer: Emily Blunt Takes A Trip Down ‘Gone Girl’ Memory Lane
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The Girl On The Train

Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have released the first trailer for The Girl on the Train. Directed by Tate Taylor (The Help), the film adaptation is based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins. Emily Blunt stars as an alcoholic divorcee who fantasizes about the young couple she sees every day on the daily commute aboard a train. But when she sees something she isn’t supposed to, she reports it to the police only to have her testimony come into question because of her alcoholism.

Check out the full trailer below.

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Geek Peek: First Image Of Scarlett Johansson In ‘Ghost In The Shell’
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Ghost in the Shell

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that the long in development movie adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell has officially entered into production in New Zealand.

To go along with production getting underway, the first official image from the movie has also been released. The image doesn’t show too much, but it is our first peek at star Scarlett Johansson in the lead role.

You can read more about the movie and see the first image below.

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Live-Action ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Gets ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Scribe For Rewrite
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Ghost in the Shell

Thanks to Straight Outta Compton being the sleeper hit of 2015, the cast and creative team have been able to get some high-profile gigs. Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins both got starring roles in Kong: Skull Island, while director F. Gary Gray was confirmed for Furious 8.

Now, Straight Outta Compton screenwriter Jonathan Herman has been hired to do a rewrite on the Rupert Sanders-directed adaptation of the futuristic anime Ghost In The Shell. More on the story below.

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‘Bridge Of Spies’ Interview: Austin Stowell Talks Working On Spielberg’s Film
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Austin Stowell In Bridge of Spies

Steven Spielberg‘s Bridge Of Spies takes a look back at a very significant event during the Cold War. At the time, Russia had captured U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell) after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers’ only hope was for New York insurance lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), who was recruited by the CIA, to successfully negotiate the terms of his release by exchanging Powers for Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

We were given an exclusive interview by Disney to talk to Stowell (Whiplash, Dolphin Tale) about Bridge of Spies, what it was like to be in a Spielberg movie, the people who inspired the film, the U-2 Spy plane, the intense prison scenes, and more. Check out our one-on-one interview with the actor here below.

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Scarlett Johansson To Star In ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Movie
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Ghost in the Shell

Last we heard The Wolf of Wall Street star and future Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie, was in talks to star in DreamWorks Pictures’ upcoming live-action adaptation of the animated movie Ghost in the Shell, which is based on the popular Japanese manga of the same name. That casting ultimately did not work out.

Now comes word that DreamWorks finally has their star locked in. It’s being reported that The Avengers and Lucy star Scarlett Johansson has signed on for the movie, which is set to be directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman).

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