Hero Complex Gallery Opens “King for a Day” Exhibit as Stephen King Tribute; Preview 14 Works from the Art Collection

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The Hero Complex Gallery is hosting “King for a Day,” an art exhibit devoted to the collected works of Stephen King: his novels, short stories, scripts, television shows, and films.  There are tributes to The Shawshank Redemption, The Stand, It, Christine, Stand By Me, The Green Mile, The Mist, Misery, The Shining, Carrie, and more.

The exhibit opens Friday, March 21 in Los Angeles.  Hit the jump for more on the event plus a sampling from the art collection.

New to Blu-ray: SHORT TERM 12, YOU’RE NEXT, RIDDICK, and More

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Here’s a brief look at this week’s promising new Blu-ray releases:

TOP 5: CARRIE, First Trailer for THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, KILL YOUR DARLINGS, STAR WARS Editorial, THE FIFTH ESTATE

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With director James Wan‘s The Conjuring hitting Blu-ray/DVD this coming Tuesday, I can’t encourage those who missed the film in theaters to give it a watch from the comfort of their own homes enough. As I’ve said before, I think it’s fantastic (one of my favorites so far this year, in fact) and I can’t wait to see how it holds up on multiple viewings outside of the theater. While the wife and I take great pride in our movie collection, there aren’t many new releases that I consider “must haves” on day one. The Conjuring is the exception to that rule and an instant classic that any horror fan can be proud to own.

My ringing endorsement aside, this week’s installment of the Top 5 includes Carrie interviews with Chloe Grace Moretz and more, the first trailer for Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Kill Your Darlings interviews with the likes of Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan, a Star Wars editorial that argues against four rules being the key to making the franchise great again, and The Fifth Estate interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch and more. Like all the times before, a brief recap and link to each of the above resides after the jump.

Director Kimberly Peirce Talks CARRIE, the Editing Process, the Challenges of Making a Film Where the Lead Actor is Under 18, and More

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If you’re looking for a horror fix this October, then MGM and Screen Gems has you covered with Kimberly Peirce’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novelCarrie.  For those unfamiliar with the story, it centers on a bullied teenage girl (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers that she has telekinetic powers and decides to dish out retribution against her tormentors including her abusive mother (played by Julianne Moore).  For more on the film, watch the first clip, check out a bunch of new images with a cool viral video, and read Adam’s 25 things to know from his set visit and his interviews with MoretzPeirce, and Judy Greer.

A few days ago, I got to speak with Kimberly Peirce in Los Angeles.  She talked about her editing process, the challenge of making a movie where the lead actress is under eighteen, whether she shot the film knowing they’d eventually release an unrated or extended cut on Blu-ray, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Friday Box Office: GRAVITY Stays on Top as CARRIE, ESCAPE PLAN, and THE FIFTH ESTATE Open

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Three new releases challenged Gravity for the top spot at the box office on Friday, but the 3D space thriller remained on top with $9.1 million.  Gravity will cross $150 today and is likely to win its third weekend in a row, bolstering the film’s Oscar chances.  Carrie put up the best fight with a $6.6 million Friday for second place.  The Stallone vs. Schwarzenegger pitch brought in just $3.4 million in business for Escape Plan, good enough for fourth place.  In a semi-wide release, The Fifth Estate lagged behind with a seventh place opening of $587,000.  Check back tomorrow for the weekend box office report.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Gravity $9,070,000 $148.6
2.  Carrie $6,600,000 $6.6
3.  Captain Phillips
$5,150,000 $41.2
4.  Escape Plan
$3,360,000 $3.4
5.  Cloudy with a Chance 2
$2,550,000 $85.6

Judy Greer Talks CARRIE, What Changed During Production, Her Emotional Reaction to Reading the TOMORROWLAND Script, and More

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If you’re looking for a horror fix this October, then MGM and Screen Gems has you covered with Kimberly Peirce’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novelCarrie.  For those unfamiliar with the story, it centers on a bullied teenage girl (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers that she has telekinetic powers and decides to dish out retribution against her tormentors including her abusive mother (played by Julianne Moore).  For more on the film, watch the first clip, check out a bunch of new images with a cool viral video, and read Adam’s 25 things to know from his set visit and his interviews with MoretzPeirce, and Judy Greer.

A few days ago, I got to speak with Judy Greer in Los Angeles.  She talked about what  her friends and family thought when she told them she’d be remaking Carrie, the challenge of making a movie where the lead actress is under eighteen, whether anything change during production, deleted scenes, and more.  In addition, Greer told a great story about reading the script for Tomorrowland for the first time and her emotional reaction.  Hit the jump to watch.

Julianne Moore Talks CARRIE, How She Hates Watching Herself on Screen, the Popularity of THE HUNGER GAMES, and More

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If you’re looking for a horror fix this October, then MGM and Screen Gems has you covered with Kimberly Peirce’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel Carrie.  For those unfamiliar with the story, it centers on a bullied teenage girl (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers that she has telekinetic powers and decides to dish out retribution against her tormentors including her abusive mother (played by Julianne Moore).  For more on the film, watch the first clip, check out a bunch of new images with a cool viral video, and read Adam’s 25 things to know from his set visit and his interviews with MoretzPeirce, and Judy Greer.

A few days ago, I got to speak with Julianne Moore in Los Angeles.  She talked about what her friends and family thought about her taking on the role, how she hates watching herself on screen but will watch playback on set, the popularity of The Hunger Games and how her family has read the books (she plays Alma Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and 2), and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

CARRIE Review

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Director Kimberley Peirce wants her remake of Carrie to mean something, but she can’t seem to figure out what.  Brian De Palma‘s original adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel is a classic, but Peirce’s attempt to distinguish her new movie is as scattershot as it gets.  While she does manage to slightly tap into the tragic element of the story, all of the characters and themes are far too underdeveloped to have any meaning.  We may know where the Carrie White (played by a miscast Chloe Grace Moretz) is going, but the director is too busy speeding through to truly take stock of the darkness that surrounds the troubled protagonist.

Chloe Grace Moretz Talks CARRIE, What She Will Always Remember about Making the Film, What She’s Looking to Do in the Future, and More

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If you’re looking for a horror fix this October, then MGM and Screen Gems has you covered with Kimberly Peirce’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel Carrie.  For those unfamiliar with the story, it centers on a bullied teenage girl (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers that she has telekinetic powers and decides to dish out retribution against her tormentors including her abusive mother (played by Julianne Moore).  For more on the film, watch the first clip, check out a bunch of new images with a cool viral video, and read Adam’s 25 things to know from his set visit and his interviews with MoretzPeirce, and Judy Greer.

A few days ago, I got to speak with Chloe Moretz here in Los Angeles.  She talked about what she always remembers about making Carrie, what her friends and family thought about her taking on the role and what’s she looking to do in the future; you can also watch her flip the interview around when she asks me a bunch of questions.  Hit the jump to watch.  Carrie opens this Friday in theaters.

Atlanta Readers: Win Free Tickets to CARRIE and a Copy of Stephen King’s Novel

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If you’re looking for a horror fix this October, then MGM and Screen Gems is going to try and have you covered with Kimberly Peirce’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel Carrie.  The story focuses on a bullied and abused teenage girl (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers she has telekinetic powers.  Things do not go well for the people who bullied and abused her.

I’m pleased to announce that we’re giving away five Carrie prize packs to our Atlanta readers.  Each prize pack contains tickets to see Carrie and a copy of Stephen King’s book.  Hit the jump for more details.  Carrie opens October 18th.

14 New High-Resolution Images and “Viral Video” for CARRIE Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, and Judy Greer

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Screen Gems has released a batch of new high-resolution images from director Kimberly Peirce’s upcoming new adaptation of Carrie.  For those unfamiliar with the story, it centers on a bullied teenage girl (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers she has telekinetic powers, and decides to dish out retribution against her tormentors including her abusive mother (played by Julianne Moore).  These images give a nice overview of Peirce’s take on the material, including a tease of the famous “blood dump” scene.

Hit the jump to see the high-resolution images, and if you missed any of my set visit coverage be sure to check out 25 things to know and my interviews with MoretzPeirce, and Judy Greer.  The film also stars Ansel ElgortPortia Doubleday, Gabriella Wilde, and Alex Russell.  Carrie opens in theaters on October 18th. [Update: Screen Gems has also released a "viral video" in which they staged a telekinetic breakdown at a NYC coffee shop and filmed the reactions of the unsuspecting bystanders.]

First Clip from CARRIE Starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore

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Screen Gems has released the first clip from director Kimberly Peirce’s horror remake Carrie.  For those unfamiliar with the story, it centers on a bullied teenage girl (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers she has telekinetic powers, and decides to dish out retribution against her tormentors including her abusive mother (played by Julianne Moore).  This clip features a few of the hallmarks from Brian De Palma’s original film, as we see Moore’s character locked young Carrie up in the closet, which is adorned with religious imagery.  This is Peirce’s first foray into the horror genre, and I’m very interested to see her take on the material.

Hit the jump to watch the clip, and if you missed any of my set visit coverage be sure to check out 25 things to know and my interviews with Moretz, Peirce, and Judy Greer.  The film also stars Ansel ElgortPortia Doubleday,Gabriella Wilde, and Alex Russell.  Carrie opens in theaters on October 18th.

New TV Spot for CARRIE Reveals R-Rating

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From an outsider’s perspective, Carrie was on the bubble as far as an MPAA rating was concerned.  The film stars Chloe Grace Moretz as a tormented young girl who discovers she has telekinetic powers and a desire for retribution.  From what we’ve seen so far, it looked like the rating could go either way.  However, a new TV spot has confirmed that October’s only wide-release horror film will be Rated-R.  That could mean slightly lower box office, but as we saw this summer with The Conjuring, a modestly-budgeted R-rated horror film can make a huge splash if the timing is right and the buzz is positive.  I haven’t heard anything regarding the new adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel, but I hope director Kimberly Peirce has found a way to have her remake stand apart from Brian De Palma‘s classic original.

Hit the jump to check out the TV spot.  Carrie also stars Julianne Moore and Judy Greer.  Carrie opens October 18th.

Limited Edition CARRIE (1976) Screen Print from Odd City Entertainment’s Jessica Deahl Available Thursday, September 19th

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Before the Kimberly Peirce-directed remake of Carrie hits theaters next month, you can get your hands on a limited edition screen print of the original 1976 thriller from Odd City Entertainment.  This release will be the first from Odd City’s Chief Creative Director, Jessica Deahl.  150 signed prints will be up for sale at Odd City Entertainment’s store at an undisclosed time on Thursday, September 19th.

Check out the blood-soaked poster and find all the necessary details in the full press release after the jump.  

New Featurette and Images for CARRIE Starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore

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Sony Pictures has released a new featurette and three new images for Kimberley Peirce‘s new adaptation of Carrie.  For those unfamiliar with the story, it centers on a bullied teenage girl (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers she has telekinetic powers, and decides to dish out retribution against her tormentors including her abusive mother (played by Julianne Moore).  The featurette highlights the psychological horror at the center of the movie, and that by going through the story most people know (Brian De Palma‘s 1976 adaptation is a classic), it can provide a more tragic and disturbing undertone.

Hit the jump to check out the featurette and the images.  Carrie opens October 18th.

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