"Empire Records" was released to mostly negative reviews and made about $150,000 on its opening weekend against a $10 million budget. At the time, Variety called the film a "soundtrack in search of a movie," a sentiment music supervisor...
In a 2022 interview with Variety, Bernard Derriman — who co-directed "The Bob's Burgers Movie" alongside Loren Bouchard — shared how the animated film came into being. He admitted that there was never any long-cherished, grand design to create a...
Turns out, fans have Ethan Embry to thank for the wild idea to include Gwar in the film. Embry's character, Marc trips out and hallucinates going to one of their shows only to find himself on stage getting...
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is somewhat of an outlier in David Fincher's filmography. Though it's not devoid of darkness, it's much more concerned with emotional impact and grappling with weighty existential themes than it is with Fincher's...
According to Yahoo!, Emilio Estevez had initially approached Bon Jovi to use "Wanted Dead Or Alive," but Bon Jovi didn't think the lyrics suited the film. The singer/songwriter read the script and came up with "Blaze of Glory" really...
To viewers who haven't yet seen the movie, King gives a cryptic caution, "Watch for the hand." The rest of the interview doesn't specify what scene gave him a start, but there's one solid scare that fits the...
While the Chucky of 1988 was technologically a whole other animal from the pneumatically-powered shark of Steven Spielberg's '76 blockbuster "Jaws," he was just as troublesome for production. "The doll was a pain in the ass," recalled Howard...
Richard Stanley's version of the story can be found in David Gregory's 2014 documentary "Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's 'The Island of Dr. Moreau,'" and he believes Val Kilmer sabotaged him. Michael De Luca took...
When director Chad Stahelski first approached Yen for the role of Caine, his main reference point was Zatoichi, a blind swordsman from a series of films released in the 1960s and '70s. Zatoichi is outwardly an unassuming older man,...
Getting the casting right for "When Harry Met Sally" was a pretty serious task for Rob Reiner. "Rob always said it's the kind of movie that has a very high degree of difficulty in that it has no...
If the goal is to take the franchise into new and interesting territory, then consider the mission already accomplished. Many Ghostfaces have shocked, skewered, and slashed their way through this franchise — but none have dared to do...
The best villain songs in cinema history are ballads of malevolence, which leave you both swept up and horrified. Symphonic themes, meanwhile, are the perfect way to announce and sustain a villain's presence, as if their very being...
As the continuation of Maxine's story, we'd assume the third film will have more in common with "X" than "Pearl." But as West said to Total Film, "It will be as different from 'X' as 'Pearl' is from 'X,'...
As those who've seen "The Banshees of Inisherin" can attest, Colin Farrell did end up losing all the weight he gained for "The North Water." Owing to that, the version of Farrell we got as the Penguin had...
This is the core fear "Skinamarink" successfully exploits: being a growing, ignorant child living through a profound change without having any of the language, tools, or experience to even express what's happening, or what's wrong with you. In...
Paramount Pictures We're not in Woodsboro anymore. This month marked one year since the iconic meta-slasher series was reborn with the successful fifth installment, "Scream." Already we're only a...