It’s hard to believe eight years have passed since Friends went off the air. Harder still to believe just how much television has changed in that time. Friends may have been the last of the network behemoths: old school dramas and comedies that everyone watched and chatted about over the water cooler the next morning. The environment in which it thrived no longer exists, replaced by the long tail and cable shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad that now command our cultural attention. Which is why the new Blu-ray set covering the entire series feels more like a nostalgic throwback than a white-hot imperative. Hit the jump for my full review.
The Scream franchise is a series of horror movies whose greatest asset has never been horror. They provide the occasional jump scare, but the strength of the series lies in crafting a critique of the slasher genre, audiences (Scream 2), and Hollywood (Scream 3). The first Scream did the best job in balancing scares with satire, but eventually the series devolved into ninety minutes of misdirection finished by a twenty minute speech where the killer explains his or her motivations. In between the movie gropes at subtext, but rarely in a coherent way that’s clever or rewarding. Scream 4 carries on this sad tradition but adds a heavy dose of resentment to the proceedings as it bitterly attacks everyone who left the snarky franchise behind.
Dimension has released four new images from Wes Craven’s Scream 4. You can check out the images after the jump. The film stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox Arquette, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, and Hayden Panettiere. Scream 4 opens April 15th.
Dimension has released a couple of new high-resolution images from director Wes Craven’s upcoming Scream 4. The film reunites most of the main cast from the original films with Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette all returning for another Woodsboro-killing-spree adventure. Joining them in what will hopefully be a return to the meta-horror/comedy of the first film is Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, Hayden Panettiere and a number of other awesome people (Kristen Bell! Anna Paquin! Alison Brie!). Scream 4 will be released on April 15th. Hit the jump to check out the images, and if you missed the new trailer the other day click here.
The Scream 4 promotional tour is really kicking off this week. The Weinstein Co. released the extended trailer, and now we have some brand new high resolution pics from the Wes Craven-helmed flick which stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, and Hayden Panettiere.
For more on Scream 4 and horror legend Wes Craven, be sure to check out Steve’s interview with Craven at The Scream Awards. He said that the sequel “is a lot about looking back at the last ten years of horror and comparing it and contrasting it and having fun with it.” Hit the jump to see new images of nubile actors being terrorized by Ghostface.
This weekend, a teaser trailer for Wes Craven’s Scream 4 leaked online after premiering at Spike TV’s 201 Scream Awards. Now an extended version of that teaser trailer has gone online. The picture quality is much higher, but the trailer itself doesn’t do much more than say, “It’s Scream! There are different rules but the outcome is still the same!” So it’s not much of a re-invention of the franchise as much as “We promise this won’t be predictable…unless you’re predicting that teenagers are going to get murdered by Ghostface. Then your prediction skills are spot on.” However, I love the joke that closes out the trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer. The film stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, and Hayden Panettiere. Scream 4 opens April 15, 2011.
Dimension has released a new image from Wes Craven’s Scream 4. The image doesn’t reveal much other than David Arquette’s character Dewey is still a cop. Judging from his stance, I’m assuming that he’s telling a crowd that they’re going to get murdered by Ghostface but they should do so in a calm and orderly fashion.
Hit the jump to check out the image. Scream 4 also stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, Emma Roberts, and Hayden Panettiere. The film is set to open on April 15, 2011. Click here to see the previously-released image.
The first image from Scream 4 has gone online. In it, we see that Ghostface (even though the person behind the mask changes with every film) still has it in for Courtney Cox’s character, Gale Weathers. Entertainment Weekly reports that Gale is now retired from being an entertainment journalist, married to Dewey (David Arquette) and bored with life until Ghostface returns and brings some murderin’ excitement.
Entertainment Tonight also visited the set of the film and spoke with the actors. Obviously, there’s nothing super-revealing in either the image or the interviews/behind-the-scenes footage, but if you want your Scream fix, then hit the jump. Directed by Wes Craven, Scream 4 also stars Neve Campbell, Emma Roberts, and Hayden Panettiere. It opens on April 15, 2011.
Jennifer Aniston will cameo in Wes Craven’s Scream 4. Star Magazine heard it straight from Aniston, who says she is doing the role after being asked by former Friends co-star Courtney Cox. Cox appeared in the first three Scream films and will return for Scream 4. Cox’s husband, David Arquette, and Neve Campbell will also reprise their roles from the first three films. The film also is set to star series newcomers Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, and Rory Culkin. Hit the jump for a spoiler in regards to Aniston’s role. Scream 4 is currently scheduled for to open on April 15, 2011.
[UPDATE: Bloody-Disgusting says news of Aniston appearing in Scream 4 is completely untrue. We trust BD more than we do Star Magazine.]
We have two quick release-date stories for you. First up, Summit has set Paul W.S. Anderson’s 3D adaptation of The Three Musketeers for April 15, 2011. This will put it up against Wes Craven’s Scream 4. As we reported earlier today, Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin will join Emma Roberts in the slasher flick along with original stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette.
However, Musketeers has a pretty killer line-up. Christoph Waltz, Mads Mikkelsen, Milla Jovovich, and Orlando Bloom are all playing villains in the film. Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) will play the lead role of D’Artagnan with Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone), Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans), and Matthew Macfadyen as the trio of musketeers. [Box Office Mojo]
Yesterday, we reported that Emma Roberts (Hotel for Dogs) had been cast as the lead in Wes Craven’s Scream 4. Last week, we also reported that Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) Lake Bell (It’s Complicated), and Rory Culkin (Mean Creek) were in talks to join the cast. Today, Variety reports that Panettiere and Culkin have officially come on board. As we previously reported, Panettiere would be playing Roberts’ nerdy best friend and Culkin would be playing Roberts’ love interest.
Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette are all returning with Craven working from a script by original writer Kevin Williamson. Hit the jump for more details on the project along with the official poster. Scream 4 is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.
With Scream 4 set to open next year on April 15, 2011, Dimension Studios has begun looking for fresh new faces to join the horror movie franchise. The studio is currently in talks with Ashley Greene (Twilight), Hayden Panettiere (Heroes), Lake Bell (It’s Complicated), and Rory Culkin (Mean Creek) to join returning cast members Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courteney Cox in the film. Heat Vision reports that if the deals are made, Green would be playing Campbell’s cousin in the film named Jill with Culkin being cast as her potential love interest. Panettiere would be playing a nerdy film geek who is her best friend. Meanwhile, Bell will be playing a police officer who knew Sidney (Campbell) from high school.
The story is still unknown due to secrecy but the plan is for the film to “be seen as a passing of the baton to a new generation of slasher victims.” This makes sense since Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven, who kicked off the series as writer and director, respectively, will resume their respective roles for this latest installment. Filming is expected to begin in July. Here’s the first poster if you missed it.
The month of May brings many a season finale to our airwaves; over the next couple weeks, I will recap the finales a few of our favorite shows here at Collider, and use that as a jumping off point to discuss the direction of the season and the show as a whole. After years of struggling with the live-action comedy genre, ABC mostly found success with their slate centered around families of various shapes and sizes: the titular extended cadre of Modern Family, the close-knit group of friends of Cougar Town, and the middle-class Midwesterners of The Middle. (Let’s just forget Hank ever existed, shall we?)
Hit the jump for a spoiler-filled dissection of each show’s finale, as well as the overall arc of the debut seasons of the three ABC comedies.
Wes Craven will begin shooting Scream 4 this spring. Variety reports that they’ve set a release date of April 12, 2011. Fun fact: Scream 3 opened on February 4, 2000. And yet Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courtney Cox are all set to reprise their roles and join a cast of younger actors. Said Weinstein Company co-chairman Bob Weinstein:
“‘Scream’ has been such an integral part of Dimension’s history, and I look forward to continuing the franchise.”
I look forward to it as well because it’s not like Scream was originally a critique on the slasher genre until it became what it was criticizing. Sadly, nothing will beat the first film since it had Skeet Ulrich stabbing himself.
[Update: You can now read the full press release after the jump.]