TOP 5: DELIVER US FROM EVIL, FOXCATCHER Trailer, Saturn Awards, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Trailer, Our Most Anticipated Movies: July to September

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This week I rewatched Errol Morris‘ landmark 1988 documentary The Thin Blue Line for the first time in around six years and was reminded of how remarkable it is. Available on Netflix to stream instantly, the film is not only lauded for Morris’ unique use of reenactments and “interrogation” style of interviewing but also because it was the primary catalyst behind Randall Dale Adams having his murder conviction and subsequent life sentence overturned. Morris’ private investigator skills are on full display in the pic as he dismantles the flawed testimony of witnesses that led to Adams’ conviction, culminating in a final taped interview with David Ray Harris that’s as surreal and powerful a conclusion as you’ll find committed to film. I try and avoid using hyperbole as much as possible, and I don’t think I’m overselling it when I say that The Thin Blue Line is among the most important documentaries ever made. If you haven’t already, watch it as soon as possible.

My Netflix recommendation aside, this week’s Top 5 features Deliver Us from Evil interviews with Olivia Munn and more, the fantastic new trailer for Bennett Miller‘s Foxcatcher, interviews from the 40th annual Saturn Awards, the first trailer for Horrible Bosses 2, and a look at our most anticipated movies from July to September. As you’ve come to expect, a brief recap and link to each of the above rests after the jump.

HALLOWEEN DOP Dean Cundey & Producer Malek Akkad Talk Franchise Past, Future, What Happened to HALLOWEEN 3D, Announces Release of HALLOWEEN 6 Producer’s Cut, and More at Saturn Awards

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Last Thursday Collider hit up the Saturn Awards to cover the red carpet and meet the most eclectic group of Hollywood and not-quite-Hollywood talents imaginable.  In addition to our exclusive interviews with James Gunn, Len Wiseman, Neil Marshall, Robert Rodriguez, Walking Dead Executive Producer Scott M. Gimple, and Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller, we also go to meet and talk to the man who shot Micheal Meyers in 1978 and the guy who rebooted him in 2007.

Early in the evening, legendary Director of Photography Dean Cundey – a man who shot the first three Halloween films and Jurassic Park -  as well as producer Malek Akkad, who took over the family business and worked on the five most recent Michael Myers outings.  During the two discussions, we talked about early applications of Steadicam, the legal issues involved in wearing a William Shatner mask for over 30 years, the end of the Thorn, what happened to Halloween 3D, when we can expect to finally buy a copy of the long lost Producer’s Cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers, and the future of the franchise.  Hit the jump for the video interviews and the best quotes.

Director Don Mancini, Brad Dourif and Fiona Dourif Talk CHUCKY, Alternate Chucky Movie Ideas, and More; Mancini Says He’s Working on CHUCKY 7

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Last Thursday, Collider attended the red carpet festivities for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards, held at at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank, Calif.  Always one of the best events for geeks with eclectic tastes, this is the only award show where you can find cinematographers from obscure exploitation movies walking the red carpet right alongside A-list directors, with both getting equal attention.

During the show, we got a chance to talk with Don Mancini who has written all six movies in the Childs Play series and directed the last two.  With him were series star, Brad Dourif and his granddaughter, Fiona Dourif, who joined the franchise 2013’s more serious-minded, The Curse of ChuckyIn our interview, Mancini and the Dourifs talk extensively about Chucky movies that were almost made, where Chucky’s children Glen and Glenda would be today, contending with decreasing budgets, Universal Hollywood Horror Nights’ Chucky themed shows and mazes, his abandoned hijacking-themed children’s movie The Fur Flies and Mancini says he’s writing Chucky 7 and it continues “quite quickly on the last movie and Chucky bedevils [Fiona’s] character again.” Hit the jump for more.

Ernie Hudson Talks GHOSTBUSTERS, the Direction of the Sequels, His Love of CONGO, and More at the Saturn Awards

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Thirty years and a couple of weeks ago, Harold Ramis, Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson unleashed Ghostbusters onto the world.  The film went on to gross over $240 million domestic, beating out Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom for 1984’s top slot at the box office.  A few years later, I was born.  And while everyone else on the playground fought over the role of Peter Venkman, I grew up calling dibs on Winston Zeddmore.

Last Thursday, Collider attended the 40th Annual Saturn Awards and I got to meet one of my childhood role models, (even if the only thing he taught me was how to break my mother’s vacuum cleaner).  I then promptly turned into a Chris Farley-esque babbling idiot spewing, one “Remember that one time when you” question after the next.  Fortunately, Mr. Hudson was gracious and kind, answering questions about everything from Ghostbusters 2’s bad rap, to annoying fan catcalls, to his vision of Ghostbusters 3 and even Ayn Rands influence on the franchise.  Hit the jump to watch.

Saturn Awards Red Carpet Interviews with Daniel Cudmore (Colossus in the X-MEN Movies) Emmett Skilton (THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS) and Seth Gabel (SALEM)

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Last Thursday’s 40th Annual Saturn Awards was a big night for genre filmmaking.  Career achievement awards went to Bryan Fuller, Malcolm McDowellGreg Nicotero and author Mac Cushman and new categories, including Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series and Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture took the stage for the first time.

Collider was on the scene, hitting the red carpet to chat with established stars and up-and-comers alike.  Our coverage continues with a triptych of interviews.  First up is X-Men: Days of Future Past’s Colossus, Daniel Cudmore, who’s pushing The Legacy Virus as a sequel plot.  Next up is Emmett Skilton, star of SyFy’s The Almighty Johnsons, who tells us about getting naked for the premiere episode.  Finally, Seth Gabel explains why Salem is about misogyny and not an example of the same.   Hit the jump for the full interviews and key quotes.

Showrunner Scott M. Gimple Talks THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 and 5, the End Game of the Series, the Upcoming WALKING DEAD Spinoff, and More

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At the Saturn Movie Awards this past Thursday, The Walking Dead went home with a number of awards – Best Cable Television Series, Best Supporting Actress (Melissa McBride) & Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Chandler Riggs).  The fourth season of The Walking Dead – in particular the pared down second half – has felt like a real renaissance for the show.  Four seasons in, the biggest television show on air found itself by telling decidedly smaller and more intimate stories.  Zombies became a backdrop for a downbeat parable on the effects of survivor’s guilt.

Much of the credit for the success of the season can be laid at the feet of showrunner Scott Gimple – who has been a writer on the series since season two.  After the award show, Collider chatted with Gimple about the structural choices of the fourth season, the upcoming Walking Dead spinoff series, his favorite episode, The Walking Dead season five, and the ‘end-game’ for the series. For the full video interview and transcribed highlights of Gimple’s answers, hit the jump.

Director Neil Marshall Talks CONSTANTINE, THE DESCENT, His Thoughts on the Recent MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Images, and More at the Saturn Awards

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Last Thursday, Collider attended the red carpet festivities for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards, held at at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank, Calif.  Always one of the best events for geeks with eclectic tastes, this is the only award show where you can find cinematographers from obscure exploitation movies walking the red carpet right alongside A-list directors, with both getting equal attention.

While working the carpet we got a chance to chat with director Neil Marshall about a slew of his past, present and future projects.  During the conversation, we discussed how The Descent is arguably scarier than a gun pointed at your head, the upcoming book of essays on the film’s themes, the origins of Doomsday and his thoughts on the new Mad Max: Fury Road stills, how network censors cured Constantine of lung cancer, what the NBC series’ monsters may look like and more.

Robert Rodriguez Talks PREDATORS, Shane Black, Rebooting FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, SIN CITY 2, and More at the Saturn Awards

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Last Thursday the Collider crew hit the 40th Annual Saturn Awards where Gravity, Iron Man 3, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Hannibal were the big winners and Bryan Fuller, Greg Nicotero and Malcolm McDowell received special career recognitions.

Back stage, we got a chance to chat with some exciting talent including the man with the most hyphenates in Hollywood, Robert Rodriguez, who recently added Network Executive to a resume that already includes, writer, director, editor, cinematographer, composer and even chef, amongst many other talents.   During our chat, Rodriguez talked about how Predators came about, his excitement about being on set with the original Stan Winston creation, his high hopes for Shane Black and Fred Dekkers new iteration, the one scene from the original From Dusk Till Dawn that is grew into the new series, Quentin Tarantinos reaction to the show, whether Machete is a prequel to Spy Kids, timing the premiere of The Matador, the concept behind his new El Rey Network and much more.

Bryan Fuller Talks HANNIBAL Season 3, Trying to Get David Bowie on the Show, Network Support, and More at the Saturn Awards

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The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror recently held the 40th Annual Saturn Awards, celebrating the best of genre film and television at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank, Calif.  Gravity took home the most awards, with five statues, while Marvel’s Iron Man 3 won the inaugural Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture award, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead both won three, and Hannibal took home Best Network Television Series.  Special Saturn Awards recognitions when to writer/producer Bryan Fuller (Dan Curtis Legacy Award), Greg Nicotero (George Pal Memorial Award) and Malcolm McDowell (Life Career Award).

While at the event, Collider chatted with Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller, who talked about how they get away with what they get away with on Hannibal, why he considers it an art show, the directors that influence him, both in the past and for the upcoming season, the metaphor of Will Graham being a bit of a Frankenstein’s monster, that they’ll be breaking Season 3 into two chapters, that they were told by David Bowie’s people to check in again about his availability once they have the filming schedule for the third season, that he would love to get David Thewlis on the show, and how he’s been trying to get his Pushing Daisies cast on, as well.  Watch the video and/or read the transcript after the jump.

Len Wiseman Talks BLACK CHAPTER, MKULTRA, Homemade DIE HARD Movies, the Origins of UNDERWORLD and More at the Saturn Awards

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Thursday night, Collider attended the 40th annual Saturn Awards where the The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror celebrated the best genre storytelling has to offer.  During the exciting and busy event, hosted by noted celebrity roaster Jeffery Ross, films as varied as Gravity, Child’s Play and Big Ass Spider all took home trophies.

While covering the red carpet, we got a chance to talk with Underworld creator and Sleepy Hollow executive-producer Len Wiseman.  During our chat, Wiseman told use about his exciting new scifi action film, Black Chapter and reveals its connections to the secret real-life history of the CIA.  Plus, he talks about rejuvenating established properties, the hardest part of filming Total Recall, why he loves blowing up helicopters, his teenage Die Hard knockoff and more.

James Gunn Talks GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, the Marketing, 3D, Making Movies That Are Like Nirvana Songs, and More at the Saturn Awards

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The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror recently held the 40th Annual Saturn Awards, celebrating the best of genre film and television at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank, Calif.  Gravity took home the most awards, with five statues, while Marvel’s Iron Man 3 won the inaugural Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture award, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead both won three, and Hannibal took home Best Network Television Series.  Special Saturn Awards recognitions when to writer/producer Bryan Fuller (Dan Curtis Legacy Award), Greg Nicotero (George Pal Memorial Award) and Malcolm McDowell (Life Career Award).

While at the event, Collider chatted with presenter James Gunn, in attendance with actor Michael Rooker, who plays Yondu in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.  During the interview, the writer/director talked about creating exactly the movie he wanted to create, being able to go as dark as he wanted to go with the film, why it’s not as dark as Super 2 would be, the marketing of the movie, trying to finish the film before he starts the press tour in Singapore on July 7th (although he has some doubts that will happen), how lengthy the editing process has been, his learning curve with 3D, what he might do next, and whether he’d chose Daphne or Velma.  Watch the video and/or read the transcript after the jump.

Saturn Award Nominations Announced; GRAVITY and THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Lead with 8 Nominations Each

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Nominations have been announced for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards.  The nominees and winners are selected by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, which recognizes achievements in genre films, television and home video.  Another way to view them would be an academy that recognizes genre blockbusters and it’s the only way Jack the Giant Slayer could get nominated for anything ever.  But this year’s big nominees were Gravity and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which each racked up eight nominations.  To be fair, the Saturn Awards also have the room to take chances such as nominating Scarlett Johansson for Best Supporting Actress for Her…but then they turn right back around and nominate The Lone Ranger for Best Action/Adventure Movie.  On the TV side, Breaking Bad, Falling Skies, and Game of Thrones each picked up five nominations.

Hit the jump for the full list of nominees.  Winners will be announced in June.

Shane Black Talks IRON MAN 3, the Mandarin Reveal, THE LAST BOY SCOUT, DOC SAVAGE, and More

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A few days ago, we landed an exclusive video interview with Shane Black backstage at the Saturn Awards.  During the wide-ranging interview, he talked about working with Marvel on Iron Man 3,  the Mandarin, the fan reaction to the surprising twist, a deleted scene with Ashley Hamilton, did he have plans for a sequel to The Last Boy Scout, how the spec market has changed for screenwriters and his advice for writers wanting to get into the business.  In addition, he talked about his very first script, his Doc Savage movie, the brace on his wrist, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

TOP 5: WHITE HOUSE DOWN, THE CONJURING Set Visit, THE HEAT, Jim Carrey Declines to Promote KICK-ASS 2, 2013 Saturn Awards Interviews

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Well said, Matt Goldberg. In the opening sentences of his review of The Heat (linked after the jump), our Managing Editor/resident film reviewer dropped some serious truth regarding female lead films, their often unfair characterization as “the female [insert hit movie here]“, and how ridiculous it is that it has taken this long to get our better halves at the forefront of a genre that has been around for years. I say this not because I feel like Matt needs my approval and/or defense, but because it’s thoughtful writing like this that makes me both a proud contributor and eternal fan of the site.

All high-fiving aside, this week’s Top 5 includes White House Down interviews with Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum, and more, Dave’s The Conjuring set visit recap, The Heat interviews with Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, and director Paul Feig, Jim Carrey‘s announcement that he won’t be promoting Kick-Ass 2, and interviews from the 2013 Saturn Awards red carpet with the likes of Joss Whedon and Shane Black. A brief recap and link to each makes its home after the jump.

2013 Saturn Awards: Gale Anne Hurd Talks THE WALKING DEAD, Plus Interviews with Amy Acker, William Friedkin and BREAKING BAD’s Jonthan Banks

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At Thursday night’s Saturn Awards, we landed red carpet video interviews with Gale Anne Hurd, Amy Acker, William Friedkin, and Jonathan Banks.  Here’s what was discussed:

  • Gale Anne Hurd talked about The Walking Dead, Punisher, the status of Gaiking, and if Walking Dead deserves any of the credit for helping to make World War Z a hit.
  • Amy Acker talked about working for Joss Whedon on Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare, Cabin in the Woods, and what’s next.
  • William Friedkin talked about how he’d rather work in new genres than repeat himself, whether The Exorcist could be made today, The French Connection Blu-ray, if the perception of Cruising has changed since its release,  the resurgence of exorcism films, and more.
  • Jonathan Banks talked about Breaking Bad, the last eight episodes, and his future projects.  If you haven’t caught up with Breaking Bad, you should not watch this interview.

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