Fantastic Fest is a film festival like no other -- it’s rowdy and teeming with avid fans of genre films, all determined to see as many films as they can over the course of an intense seven days. Your typical film festival usually places the more provocative genre films in the midnight slot, but Fantastic Fest is nothing but genre from the time you wake up to the time you stumble back to wherever it is you’re staying for the week. These films are proving that genre doesn’t need to be singular or defined by one word (horror, action, sci-fi), and as such, they’re surprising and totally unique. The less you know about a film at this fest before going in, the better, and the more likely you are to discover something truly great.
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Keanu Reeves seriously does not get the credit he deserves. Over the years it seems like he's just been accruing knowledge from project to project, figuring out what works for him and what doesn't, and now he's distilled and perfected something that's almost hard to define. Last year he brought the crazy, crowd-pleasing martial arts flick 'Man of Tai Chi' to the Fantastic Fest film festival, and this year he returns with 'John Wick.' It's a ridiculous action thriller in which Reeves plays a former hitman-type out for revenge because some obnoxious Russian gangster's son steals his cool muscle car and kills the puppy his dead wife sent him as a present -- yeah, really.
Depressing though it may be, 'Game of Thrones' fans have gotten somewhat used to the fact that the series' most beloved characters have a tendency to meet their makers beyond a certain point. Season 4 finale "The Children" said goodbye to several major characters from the HBO fantasy-drama, but one actor teases that his/her character may yet return in season 5.
Just when we thought news of 'SNL' season 40's big shakeups and early host announcements had come to a standstill before the September 27 premiere, yet another famous face may make a return appearance on the long-running NBC sketch comedy series. According to a new report, Jim Carrey will make his third hosting turn in an early season 40 episode, in promotion of upcoming sequel 'Dumb and Dumber To.'
Well, we knew this day was coming. The moment 'American Horror Story' revealed that season 4 would inhabit a terrifying 'Freak Show,' we knew that the worst of horror's worst would be on the way: clowns. And while we still don't know exactly what this year's big bad clown killer "Twisty" looks like, the latest teasers and details will already have you running for the hills.
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, a new 'Gone Girl' TV spot shows more footage, the creator of Deadpool talks about the new movie, and 'London Has Fallen' loses its director right before production kicks off.
Matthew McConaughey may not be back for more super-sized 'Magic Mike 2' action, as the head honcho from the original feature won't be returning for whatever delights its sequel holds for us, but the film is lining up a very, ahem, eclectic cast so far.
It's been awhile since we've had to face facts that FX's 'Justified' will fire its last round with a sixth and final season in 2015, but if we are to say goodbye to Raylan Given and Boyd Crowder for good, the character actor-heavy series may have saved the best for last. Enter Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt, joining 'Justified' season 6 in important recurring roles for our last year in Harlan County!
Comic book creator Mark Millar, the guy behind 'Kick-Ass,' created a new series, a sci-fi space hero series called 'Starlight,' awhile back. The first issue launched on March 5 of this year, and 20th Century Fox quickly scooped up the film rights and set the movie adaptation into development. That should tell you something about how excited the studio is over this project, and, recently, they hired the man who's currently writing one of the highly anticipated 'Star Wars' spinoff movies to pen the 'Starlight' script.
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has been generous with next week's premiere in providing plenty of clips, photos and surprises lurking in the "Shadows," but now the ABC drama has a simple tool to expose its new edge. See the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' heading into darkness with a moody new poster for season 2, premiering September 23!