2 November 2017

Even with two months remaining, 2017 has already become the biggest box office year ever for horror,” The New York Times wrote last week.

It’s often said that horror thrives when the world is in turmoil, so I suppose it should come as no surprise that the genre has been kicking ass here in 2017. As pointed out by The Wrap today, horror “has generated approximately $1.1 billion in revenue” at the domestic box office this year, which is HUGE cause for celebration.

Of course, the biggest horror success story of 2017 was Andy Muschietti’s IT, which has to date generated over $324 million – if we’re not adjusting past numbers for inflation, that makes IT the highest grossing horror film in the history of cinema. If we are, well, The Exorcist still wears that crown. But that’s beside the point.

The year kicked off with another incredible success story, as M. Night Shyamalan’s Splitgrossed $138 million domestically. Jordan Peele’s Get Out arrived just one month later, becoming one of the most talked about movies of the year while also pulling in $175 million.

Sequel Annabelle: Creation was also a big winner in 2017, impressively scaring up $102 million at the domestic box office by being far superior to its predecessor.

For perspective, most years don’t even come close to the heights horror has climbed in 2017,” The Wrap notes. “The highest grossing horror film in 2016 was “The Conjuring 2,” with $102 million, a total bested by all four of the horror films listed above.”

More recently, Jigsaw has made $18 million thus far. And let’s not forget clever slasher Happy Death Day, which won big with a $48 million domestic haul. Another surprise hit this year was the shark attack flick 47 Meters Down, swallowing up $44 million despite initially being set for a straight-to-video release.

Bottom line? Horror has kicked ass and made A LOT of money in 2017, more than any other year in horror history. What does this mean for the future of the genre? Well, you needn’t be an expert in these sorts of thing to gather that the future of horror is insanely bright now, with this year’s successes paving the way for so much more horror on the big screen.

We’re in the midst of a golden age, and we sure hope you’re enjoying it.

 

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30 October 2017

When’s the last time you watched a movie and saw “based on true events” in the beginning scene? This is a common marketing tool meant to bring out empathy for the characters. When your brain reads those words, it automatically makes you more drawn to the story because it feels more real. This is all nice and happy when it’s a fun and light hearted movie, however there are a good amount of horror movies like this that may keep you tossing and turning at night.

 

1. A Serbian Film

This movie is most definitely not a light delight in any sense. It takes an open mind and a strong person to watch such a graphic movie. Many consider it to be far too disturbing to watch, therefore being found on most countries’ movie ban lists. A retired porn star has to make one final film, which is graphic and beyond the average person’s desires (at least we’d like to think so). It begins as the typical porn movie but transitions into violent rape scenes & death during the sex acts. We’re glad that this isn’t real but it sure seems too real.

 

2. The Strangers

The Strangers, a 2008 slasher/thriller, focuses on a girl named Kristan and a guy named James who stay home expecting a relaxing home vacation, but end up struggling to survive. Three masked torturers end up tormenting them and they end up killing their friend thinking it’s one of the intruders.  It’s based on 3 true events; The Keddie Cabin murders, the Manson family murders, and a personal experience the director went through. This movie is notorious for being a genuinely scary movie solely based of how it could happen to anyone.

 

3. Zodiac

Zodiac, a 2007 thriller, is based on the true story of the Zodiac Killer. The Zodiac Killer was a late 1960-70s serial killer who would call the police himself to tell about the murders he committed, and sent cryptic letters. The movie revolves around investigators getting invested in the case, trying to figure out who it is. What’s so terrifying about the Zodiac Killer is that his identity was never found and could still exist today.

 

4. Hostel

You may know Hostel as a 2005 mystery/thriller. It centers around two best friends who go on a post-college trip across Europe. While stopping in Amsterdam, they meet another traveler similar to them. They soon research a practice where participants pay $10,000 to kill someone. It was typically poor people who volunteered to go through this so their family can change their lives. This is very real and equally as terrifying.

 

5. Boys Don’t Cry

Boys Don’t Cry is a 1999 docudrama centering around a female to male transgender. He has leave his hometown when his ex girlfriends brother finds out about his biological sex. The whole movie is based on the actual story of Brandon Teena, who ended up getting sadly murdered by his own friends for being transgender. What causes this movie to evoke so much emotion is realizing that anyone could be murdered by people they assume love them, just because they don’t agree with their lifestyle or opinions.

6. 12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 drama showcasing the history of slavery. The movie is about Solomon Northup, who was a black man from upstate New York. Solomon sadly got kidnapped and sold into slavery. This movie does a really good job proving just how vile slavery was, and the struggles and abuse they went through. This is not a movie you’d want to watch if you plan on going to bed right after.

7. Auschwitz

The holocaust is widely known as the biggest attack on a certain group of people in history. It is a very sensitive topic for many people, and having to watch a movie about it can be very difficult for the average person. The title of the movie alone strikes enough fear into someone’s heart, yet alone the movie itself. Children are graphically tortured and killed, as jews had their teeth pulled out as they were shoved into ovens.

8. Bully

You might know Bully as a 2011 documentary that dives into the topic of bullying. It revolves around Ja’meye, a 14 year old girl who ends up in a reform school because she killed the kids who bullied her for years. It also examines a boy named Alex, 14, who was beaten on a bus that cameras recorded, Kelby, 16, who was bullied and only got worse after she came out as lesbian, and two boys, 17 and 12, who commit suicide to escape the torture.

 

9. Rosewood

Racism is a topic that people have to face to this day. It has always been a sensitive topic, and this movie touches on the reality of discrimination and hate crimes performed on people of color. The south always had the biggest issue with racist violence, and initially ignored the abolition of slavery. It is based on the Rosewood massacre of 1923, and tells a very graphic yet sadly realistic story. A white woman claims she was assaulted by a black man and eventually KKK members murdered half a dozen of black people.

10. Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek is a 2005 thriller/horror that is about two stranded motorists that sadly get taken captive by a man who offers to fix their vehicle. It was inspired by the real life killings in the 1990s by backpackers in Australia. It’s so graphic and gruesome that it had people walking out of the early screenings. It’s not a movie to watch if you’re going to dinner after and want to keep your appetite.

11. Gorillas in the Mist

If you’re a diehard animal lover or a religious vegan who hashtags #vegan in all of your selfies, chances are that you won’t like this movie. Animal cruelty is pretty gross regardless, therefore pushing this movie onto this list for a reason. The anthropologist, Dian Fossey, works with gorillas in Africa. She witnessed a culture that had no mercy for animals, and that can be seen in the movie as dismembered animal parts were sold at markets. Fossey ended up being arrested, and eventually was murdered. Not your average netflix & chill movie. Unless you’re a total freak.

12. Changeling

Not only is this movie disturbing and graphic, it is also a pretty shitty movie. A woman has her son replaced by another boy and eventually goes mad. Sexism and corruption are very apparent themes in the movie, which takes place in the 1920s. Count on a movie that’s already bad enough to make you stay away, find an even better reason to keep you away. Children get axed to death in a chicken coop, which will make your body shiver profusely.

13. The Whistleblower

A Nebraska police officer recruited by the UN uncovers a sex trafficking case in post- war Bosnia & Herzegovina. She was eventually fired by the UN and took her story to BBC. The creators claim that the severity was toned down, but it is still very hard to watch. The movie highlights the unlivable conditions the women were forced to live in, and even shows an unbearable rape scene involving a lead pipe.

14. Bronson

Nicolas Winding Refn has a reputation for thinking outside of the box when it comes to making viewers want to throw up in front of the screen. His Pusher trilogy contained a scene where a person was graphically processed like meat. It’ll make you never want to eat a burger again. Bronson is a real life story about a man who spends the majority of his life in solitary confinement. Violence is a key part of this movie and I would not recommend it to any person who wants an easy movie to get them through the night.

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29 October 2017

When we watch horror movies, we not only get scared by sudden sounds and special effects but also by the appearance of monsters. They strike fear in our hearts, they give us the creeps, and sometimes we even feel disgusted by them. But in real life, the actors who play those monsters look nothing like them.

Bright Side collected some actors whose nice appearances were hidden under makeup.

Pennywise the Dancing Clown — Bill Skarsgård

It, 2017

Bill Skarsgård has been in the movies The Divergent Series: Allegiant and Anna Karenina, but he became truly famous after the role of the scary clown Pennywise in It. During filming, Bill was so good in his role that he made half the kids on the set cry.

Mama — Javier Botet

Mama, 2013

People sometimes call Javier Botet the “Special Effects Man” because he can play roles that nobody else can. He played demons in Crimson Peak, The Other Side of the Door, and The Conjuring 2. He also was a terrifying zombie in REC. So next time you watch a horror movie, look closely at the monsters — maybe one of them is Javier Botet.

Dren — Delphine Chanéac

Splice, 2009

The French actress, model, and writer Delphine Chanéac was extremely popular after the release of Splice in 2009. She even shaved her head for this role.

Samara — Bonnie Morgan

Rings, 2016

Actress Bonnie Morgan was an acrobat in the past, so it was really easy for her to play the role of Samara in Rings. Interestingly, she was also a stunt person in the well scene in Hideo Nakata’s The Ring 2. However, she wasn’t mentioned in the credits.

Pyramid Head — Roberto Campanella

Silent Hill, 2006

Actor and choreographer Roberto Campanella played not only the role of Pyramid Head but also Colin the Janitor in Silent Hill. He also coordinated the movements of all the creatures and managed the actors who played them.

The Creeper — Jonathan Breck

Jeepers Creepers, 2001

Jonathan Breck is known not only as a movie and theatre actor but also as a movie director and producer. In 2004, he directed the thriller Dreamland, and the movie was released in 2005.

Michelle Crane — Danielle Bisutti

Insidious: Chapter 2, 2013

This American actress starred in such TV series as Cold Case, The O.C, and Bones. She has also starred in more than 40 movies. At the moment, Bisutti continues to play some movie roles and writes songs for films.

Jether Polk — Finn Wittrock

American Horror Story, 2011

Finn Wittrock became popular thanks to the role of Damon Miller in ABC’s soap opera All My Children. In 2014, he started performing in American Horror Story. You can see him in the roles of Jether Polk, Dandy Mott, and Tristan Duffy.

Twisty the Clown — John Carroll Lynch

American Horror Story, 2011

John Carroll Lynch started his career as a theatre actor, but in the 1990s he changed direction toward the movie industry. He played in such movies as Zodiac, Mozart and the Whale, and Gothika.

 

Mary Shaw — Judith Roberts

Dead Silence, 2006

Judith Anna Roberts started her career in the David Lynch movie Eraserhead. However, she became truly famous after the role of Mary Shaw. Judith still stars in films.

Zombie — Xan Angelovich

The Walking Dead, 2010

The beautiful Xan Angelovich played the role of a bloodthirsty zombie in The Walking Dead. Now she is a model.

Bride in Black — Tom Fitzpatrick

Insidious: Chapter 3, 2015

Tom Fitzpatrick is the actor who played the terrifying Bride in Black, who hunted characters in the movies Insidious: Chapter 2 and Insidious: Chapter 3.

 

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27 October 2017

Pennywise (played by Bill Skarsgard) in “It,” which has been a smash success at the box office.

 

This year, scary clowns, scary dolls and scary suburbanites have drawn audiences to the movies in droves. Even with two months remaining, 2017 has already become the biggest box office year ever for horror. Scary movies have collected $733 million in ticket sales, according to the website Box Office Mojo. The runaway success of “It” (more than $300 million and counting) and “Get Out” ($175 million) led the way, but October is a golden month for horror and will surely add more to that tally. “Happy Death Day” was No. 1 when it opened this month (on Friday the 13th), and a new entry in the hit “Saw” franchise, “Jigsaw” (due Oct. 27), should also raise the total.

How has horror fared at the box office in previous decades? Going back to the 1970s, I used data from Box Office Mojo to track the genre’s rise as a moneymaking force, focusing on one key year from each decade. Box Office Mojo breaks horror down into 10 subcategories on its site and its editor, Brad Brevet, has struggled with the question of what constitutes a horror movie. He tried to bring some clarity with a new list. “When ‘It’ came out I created an R-rated horror list on Mojo,” he wrote in an email. “That, at least, felt representative of the horror genre.”

We used the R-rated list as a reference point, but the highest-grossing year for each decade is based on figures collected from all the films the site considers horror. Also, these numbers have not been adjusted for inflation (which would turn “The Exorcist” into a $983 million earner).

THE 1970S

Biggest Year: 1973, $232.9 million

 

Linda Blair in “The Exorcist,” with a box office take that dwarfed that of all other horror films in the ’70s

 

In the early 1970s, horror broke into the mainstream in a big way, primarily with the astronomical success of “The Exorcist” in 1973, which alone topped the collective total of any box office year in the decade. That movie aside, horror didn’t make much of an impression that year. And it was really films released later in the decade that would prove pivotal. The popularity of “Halloween” in 1978 ($47 million) showed that slasher films could be a force. And 1979 brought the blockbuster haunted house scares of “The Amityville Horror” ($86.4 million) and the influential space scares of “Alien” ($80.9 million). That film captured a mass audience with a return of sorts to the creature features of classic horror.

THE 1980S

Biggest Year: 1987, $293.6 million

Freddy (Robert Englund) was still going strong in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3.” 

 

The slasher genre came into its own in the ’80s, with the introduction of Jason in “Friday the 13th” (1980) and Freddy in “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984). Those franchises produced buckets of blood and cash ($380.6 million total for “Friday” and $370.5 million for “Elm Street”). 1987 was one of the decade’s most profitable. “Elm Street” was in its third installment ($44 million), “The Lost Boys” added young vampire thrills to the mix ($32 million) and the action horror of “Predator” (a movie that probably wouldn’t have existed without the success of “Alien”) brought in strong numbers ($59 million).

 

THE 1990S

Biggest Year: 1999, $574.6 million

Heather Donahue in the found-footage hit “The Blair Witch Project.” 

The early part of the ’90s saw few major horror blockbusters. Daniel Loria, the editorial director of Boxoffice Media, cites the rise of home video in the late ’80s as the reason for the dip. In a phone interview, he said that many horror films bypassed theaters for home video. “A B-side horror film like ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ might not have played in theaters had it been made in the late ’80s or early ’90s,” he said. “It might have just gone straight to video for a quick buck.” Things looked up in the latter half of the decade, with the revival of the slasher genre through the “Scream” franchise ($331.7 million). And then, 1999 brought a new revolution via “The Blair Witch Project,” a lowest-of-budgets found-footage movie shot on video that scared up a phenomenal $140.5 million, along with many copycats.

THE AUGHTS

Biggest Year: 2000, $617.7 million

A scene from “Scream 3,” released in 2000, a strong year for horror at the box office. 

The 2000s began by coasting on a wave of “Scream” popularity. While that franchise added sequels, the 2000 parody “Scary Movie” pulled in $157 million. (It ranked No. 9 for the year, followed by the high-end horror drama “What Lies Beneath” at No. 10.) Later during this decade, found footage was replaced by slick yet gruesome torture horror like the “Saw” films, which have taken in $415.9 million so far. And reboots of earlier horror movies became a trend. 2009 featured a number of these films, including a reboot of “Friday the 13th,” a sequel to a reboot of “Halloween” and the sixth entry in the “Saw” series. But the jaw-dropper that year was“Paranormal Activity.” A return to low-budget found footage, the film had a $15,000 production budget, according to Box Office Mojo, and made $107.9 million.

THE 2010S

Biggest Year: 2017, $733.5 million

Daniel Kaluuya in “Get Out,” Jordan Peele’s hit from earlier this year.

2017 has seen several strong performers from one of the most successful contemporary horror producers around, Jason Blum (“Get Out,” “Split,” “Happy Death Day”). But the biggest story is the tremendous run of “It.” That Stephen King adaptation perked up the domestic box office after a dismal August, and not even box office experts predicted just how well the movie would perform. Mr. Loria of Boxoffice Media said his team forecast an $81 million opening weekend. The real number was $123 million. He said they look at social media mentions to see how vocal audiences are being about a title. “When it came to ‘It,’” Mr. Loria said, “it was just really difficult to track the word ‘It’ across social media to get the snapshot we needed.”

25 October 2017

Trust us, you’ll want to set your DVR for these holiday classics.

Michelle Darrisaw October 24, 2017

 

It’s that time of year again. We haven’t even said goodbye to Halloween yet, much less Thanksgiving. But we’re already counting down the days until the Christmas season officially begins. Beyond decking the halls, decorating our homes, and loudly singing festive songs around the house, we can’t wait to curl up on the couch to watch classic Christmas films as the end of the year draws near. Since there are so many spirited movies to choose from during the holiday season, we’ve done the hard work for you in sifting through the TV guide and networks to find all your joyous, winter-filled favorites.

Of course, the mainstays for around-the-clock Yuletide cheer are Hallmark’s annual “Countdown to Christmas extravaganza” and Freeform network’s 25 Days of Christmas event. But you’ll find a few oldies but goodies here, such as Home Alone, Elf, Christmas Vacation, It’s a Wonderful Life, and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

So prepare to wrap yourself in a warm blanket, light a holiday-scented candle, and grab a big mug of hot cocoa. Here’s a comprehensive list, courtesy of Christmas TV schedule and Mostly Christmas, on when and where to find all of your favorite holiday films— from now through Christmas:

Friday, October 27

  • 7 p.m. – Finding Father Christmas – Hallmark Movies
  • 8 p.m. – Christmas Under Wraps – Hallmark
  • 8 p.m. – Almost Christmas – HBO Comedy
  • 8:55 p.m. – Addams Family Values – Freeform
  • 9 p.m. – Hearts of Christmas –  Hallmark Movies
  • 10 p.m. – Sleigh Bells Ring – Hallmark
  • 11 p.m. – Angel of Christmas – Hallmark Movies
  • 12 a.m. – A Christmas Detour – Hallmark
  • 12 a.m. – Bad Santa – MTV

Saturday, October 28

  • 12 p.m. – A Wish for Christmas – Hallmark
  • 1 p.m. – Angels and Ornaments – Hallmark Movies
  • 2 p.m. – A Rose for Christmas – Hallmark
  • 3 p.m. – Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle – Hallmark Movies
  • 3:30 p.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas – Freeform
  • 4 p.m. – A Heavenly Christmas – Hallmark
  • 5 p.m. – Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle – Hallmark Movies
  • 6 p.m. – A December Bride – Hallmark
  • 6 p.m. – Love the Coopers – Showtime Women
  • 7 p.m. – Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas – Hallmark Movies
  • 8 p.m. – Marry Me at Christmas – Hallmark
  • 9 p.m. – Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through the Snow – Hallmark Movies
  • 9 p.m. – Bad Santa – MTV
  • 10 p.m. – A Dream of Christmas – Hallmark
  • 11 p.m. – Finding Christmas – Hallmark Movies
  • 11:30 p.m. – Black Christmas – Showtime Beyond
  • 12 a.m. – My Christmas Love – Hallmark

Sunday, October 29

  • 12 p.m. – Christmas List – Hallmark
  • 1 p.m. – The Christmas Blessing – Hallmark Movies
  • 2 p.m. – Marry Me at Christmas – Hallmark
  • 3 p.m. – The Christmas Note – Hallmark Movies
  • 4 p.m. – Looks Like Christmas –  Hallmark
  • 5 p.m. – The Christmas Secret –  Hallmark Movies
  • 6 p.m. – My Christmas Dream –  Hallmark
  • 7 p.m. – Operation Christmas – Hallmark Movies
  • 8 p.m. – The Christmas Cure – Hallmark
  • 8:50 p.m. – Almost Christmas – HBO Family
  • 9 p.m. – Home for Christmas Day – Hallmark Movies
  • 9 p.m. – Black Christmas – Starz Encore
  • 10 p.m. – A Perfect Christmas – Hallmark
  • 11 p.m. – A Nutcracker Christmas – Hallmark Movies
  • 12 a.m. – Let It Snow –  Hallmark
  • 1 a.m. – A Christmas Wish – Hallmark Movies

Monday, October 30

  • 7 p.m. – Angels and Ornaments – Hallmark Movies
  • 8 p.m. – A Heavenly Christmas – Hallmark
  • 9 p.m. – The Christmas Card – Hallmark Movies
  • 10 p.m. – Once Upon a Holiday – Hallmark
  • 11 p.m. – Northpole: Open for Christmas – Hallmark Movies

Wednesday, November 1

  • 5:16 a.m. – The Santa Clause 2 – Starz Encore Classic
  • 9 a.m. – Annie Claus is Coming to Town –  Hallmark
  • 3:13 p.m. – The Santa Clause 2 – Starz Encore Classic

Saturday, November 4

  • 8 p.m. – Christmas Festival of Ice – Hallmark

Sunday, November 5

  • 8 p.m. – Christmas in the Air – Hallmark
  • 9 p.m. – Mr. Christmas – Hallmark Movies

Saturday, November 11

  • 8 p.m. – The Sweetest Christmas – Hallmark
  • 9 p.m. – A Song for Christmas – Hallmark Movies

Sunday, November 12

  • 8 p.m. – Miss Christmas – Hallmark
  • 9 p.m. – Engaging Father Christmas –  Hallmark Movies

Saturday, November 18

  • 8 p.m. – Coming Home for Christmas – Hallmark
  • 9 p.m. – A Joyous Christmas –  Hallmark Movies
  • 1:30 a.m. – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas– Freeform

Sunday, November 19

  • 5:10pm – Home Alone – Freeform
  • 8 p.m. – Enchanted Christmas – Hallmark
  • 9 p.m. – A Bramble House Christmas – Hallmark Movies
  • 9:45 p.m. – Elf – Freeform
  • 11:55 p.m. – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Freeform

Monday, November 20

  • 6:10 p.m. – Elf – Freeform
  • 12 a.m. – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish – Freeform

Tuesday, November 21

  • 12 a.m. – Jack Frost – Freeform

Wednesday, November 22

  • 8 p.m. – Secretly Santa – Hallmark
  • 8:50 p.m. – Elf – Freeform
  • 12 a.m. – Boxtrolls – Freeform

Thursday, November 23

  • 6:30 a.m. – Little Women – TCM
  • 7 a.m. – Home Alone – Freeform
  • 11:30 a.m. – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Freeform
  • 4:10 p.m. – Home Alone – Freeform
  • 6:40 p.m. – Elf – Freeform
  • 8 p.m. – The Mistletoe Inn – Hallmark
  • 8:50 p.m. – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Freeform
  • 12 a.m. – Arthur Christmas –  Freeform

Friday, November 24

  • 8 p.m. – Finding Santa – Hallmark
  • 12 a.m. – Jack Frost – Freeform

Saturday, November 25

Sunday, November 26

  • 8 p.m. – Switched for Christmas – Hallmark
  • 9 p.m. – Christmas Homecoming – Hallmark Movies

Monday, November 27

  • 8 p.m. – CMA Country Christmas – ABC
  • 9 p.m. – Angry Angel – Freeform

Tuesday, November 28

  • 6:45 p.m. – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Freeform
  • 8:55 p.m. – Four Christmases –  Freeform

Wednesday, November 29

  • 6:25 p.m. – Four Christmases – Freeform
  • 8:30 p.m. – Home Alone – Freeform

Thursday, November 30

  • 6 p.m. – Home Alone – Freeform

Saturday, December 2

  • 8 p.m. – Christmas in Evergreen – Hallmark
  • 9 p.m. – A Gift to Remember –  Hallmark Movies

Sunday, December 3

  • 8 p.m. – Christmas at Holly Lodge – Hallmark
  • 9 p.m. – Angel Falls – Hallmark Movies

Friday, December 8

  • 8 p.m. – A Christmas Carol – TCM
  • 9:45 p.m. – Scrooge – TCM
  • 3 a.m. – Fitzwilly – TCM

Saturday, December 9

  • 8 p.m. – It’s A Wonderful Life – NBC
  • 8 p.m. – The Christmas Shop – Hallmark
  • 9 p.m. – Unbridled Love – Hallmark Movies

Sunday, December 10

  • 8 p.m. – Christmas Encore – Hallmark
  • 9 p.m. – Karen Kingsbury’s Maggie’s Miracle – Hallmark Movies

Monday, December 11

  • 6:45 p.m. – A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! – TCM

Thursday, December 14

  • 1:30 p.m. – Compliments of the Season – TCM

Friday, December 15

  • 8 p.m. – The Shop Around the Corner – TCM
  • 10 p.m. – Holiday Affair – TCM
  • 11:45 p.m. – It Happened on 5th Avenue – TCM
  • 2 a.m. – The Man Who Came to Dinner – TCM

Saturday, December 16

  • 8 p.m. – Christmas Shuttle – Hallmark
  • 9 p.m. – The Christmas Cottage – Hallmark Movies

Sunday, December 17

  • 8:45 a.m. – A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! – TCM
  • 12:15 p.m. – Christmas in Connecticut – TCM
  • 2:15 p.m. – The Bishop’s Wife – TCM
  • 8 p.m. – A Christmas Story: Live! – FOX
  • 8 p.m. – Father Christmas – Hallmark
  • 9 p.m. – When God Winks at You – Hallmark Movies

Friday, December 22

  • 8 p.m. – Christmas in Connecticut – TCM
  • 10 p.m. – Remember the Night – TCM
  • 12 a.m. – Meet Me in St. Louis – TCM
  • 2:15 a.m.- In the Good Old Summertime – TCM
  • 4:15 a.m. – Little Women – TCM

Saturday, December 23

  • 8:30 a.m. – Boys Town – TCM
  • 8 p.m. – Baby It’s Cold Outside –  Hallmark

Sunday, December 24

  • 5:45 a.m. – A Visit to Santa – TCM
  • 6 a.m. – Little Women – TCM
  • 8 a.m. – The Man Who Came to Dinner – TCM
  • 10 a.m. – It Happened on 5th Avenue – TCM
  • 12:15 p.m. – In the Good Old Summertime – TCM
  • 2:15 p.m. – Holiday Affair – TCM
  • 4 p.m. – Christmas in Connecticut – TCM
  • 6 p.m. – Meet Me in St. Louis –  TCM
  • 8 p.m. – It’s A Wonderful Life – NBC
  • 8 p.m. – A Christmas Story – TBS
  • 8 p.m. – The Bishop’s Wife – TCM
  • 10 p.m. – A Christmas Story – TBS
  • 10 p.m. – The Bells of St. Mary’s – TCM
  • 12 a.m. – A Christmas Story – TBS
  • 2 a.m. – A Christmas Story – TBS
  • 2 a.m. – A Christmas Carol – TCM
  • 3:30 a.m. – Pocketful of Miracles – TCM
  • 4 a.m. – A Christmas Story – TBS

Monday, December 25

  • 6 a.m. – A Christmas Story – TBS
  • 8 a.m. – A Christmas Story – TBS
  • 10 a.m. – A Christmas Story – TBS
  • 12 p.m. – A Christmas Story – TBS
  • 2 p.m. – A Christmas Story – TBS
  • 4 p.m. – A Christmas Story – TBS
  • 6 p.m. – A Christmas Story – TBS
  • 8 p.m. – When Calls the Heart: The Christmas Wishing Tree – Hallmark

 

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24 October 2017

Upcoming hollywood Movies of 2019

We haven’t just got enough of the wonderful films Hollywood delivered this year and the industry already has plans to release some more awesome films in next two years.

So while you watch and rewatch some already released stuff from Hollywood, must see the Hollywood Movies Calendar for 2019.

January 2019

Name: Eli

Director: Ciaran Foy
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: January 4, 2019

Name: Ad Astra

Director: James Gray
Star Cast: Brad Pitt, Ruth Negga, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Kennedy, John Finn

Release Date: January 11, 2019

Name: Spies In Disguise

Director: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane
Star Cast: Will Smith, Tom Holland

Release Date: January 18, 2019

Name: Glass

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Star Cast: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark

Release Date: January 18, 2019

Name: Playmobil: The Missing Piece

Director: Lino Di Salvo
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: January 18, 2019

Name: The Nightingale

Director: Michelle MacLaren
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: January 25, 2019

February 2019

Name: Silver & Black

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: February 8, 2019

Name: The Lego Movie 2

Director: Rob Schrab, Mike Mitchell
Star Cast: Chris Pratt

Release Date: February 8, 2019

Name: Flarsky

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen

Release Date: February 8, 2019

Name: Gambit

Director: Gore Verbinski
Star Cast: Joshua Zetumer, Reid Carolin

Release Date: February 14, 2019

Name: Fox & Marvel’s Untitled Film

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: February 14, 2019

Name: Isn’t It Romantic

 

Director: Todd Strauss Schulson
Star Cast: Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine, Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra

Release Date: February 14, 2019

Name: Untitled Blumhouse Horror Project III

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: February 15, 2019

March 2019

Name: How to Train Your Dragon 3

Director: Dean DeBlois
Star Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig

Release Date: March 1, 2019

Name: Chaos Walking

Director: Doug Liman
Star Cast: Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, Kurt Sutter, Nick Jonas, Mads Mikkelsen, Demian Bichir

Release Date: March 1, 2019

Name: The Force

Director: James Mangold
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: March 1, 2019

Name: Captain Marvel

 

Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Star Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson

Release Date: March 8, 2019

Name: Amusement Park

Director: Dylan Brown
Star Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Jeffrey Tambor, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Mila Kunis

Release Date: March 15, 2019

Name: Untitled Social Thriller

Director: Jordan Peele
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: March 15, 2019

Name: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

 

Director: Michael Dougherty
Star Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Ken Watanabe, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins

Release Date: March 22, 2019

Name: Dumbo

Director: Tim Burton
Star Cast: Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Deobia Oparei, Roshan Seth

Release Date: March 29, 2019

April 2019

Name: Shazam

Director: David F. Sandberg
Star Cast: Dwayne Johnson

Release Date: April 5, 2019

Name: The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle

Director: Stephen Gaghan
Star Cast: Robert Downey Jr.

Release Date: April 12, 2019

Name: Untitled Disneytoon Studios

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: April 12, 2019

May 2019

Name: Avengers 4 Untitled

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: May 3, 2019

Name: The Rosie Project

Director: Ben Taylor
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: May 10, 2019

Name: Uglydolls

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: May 10, 2019

Name: Men In Black Spinoff

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: May 17, 2019

Name: John Wick: Chapter 3

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Keanu Reeves

Release Date: May 17, 2019

Name: Minecraft

Director: Rob McElhenney
Star Cast: Steve Carell

Release Date: May 24, 2019

Name: Aladdin Live-Action

Director: Guy Ritchie
Star Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott (III), Marwan Kenzari, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen

Release Date: May 24, 2019

June 2019

Name: Charlie’s Angels Reboot

Director: Elizabeth Banks
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: June 7, 2019

Name: The Secret Life Of Pets 2

Director: Chris Renaud
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: June 7, 2019

Name: Untitled Fox/Marvel Film 1

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: June 7, 2019

Name: Toy Story

Director: Josh Cooley
Star Cast: Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Kristen Schaal, Joan Cusack, Patricia Arquette, Annie Potts

Release Date: June 21, 2019

Name: Untitled Entertainment Studios (2019)

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: June 28, 2019

Name: Transformers 7 (2019)

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: June 28, 2019

July 2019

Name: Spider-Man Homecoming 2

Director: Jon Watts (In Talks)
Star Cast: Tom Holland

Release Date: July 5, 2019

Name: Top Gun: Maverick

Director: Joseph Kosinski (Not Confirmed)
Star Cast: Tom Cruise

Release Date: July 12, 2019

Name: The Lion King

Director: Jon Favreau
Star Cast: Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Release Date: July 19, 2019

Name: Terminator 6

Director: Tim Miller
Star Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton

Release Date: July 26, 2019

Name: Untitled Fate of the Furious Spinoff

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson

Release Date: July 26, 2019

August 2019

Name: SpongeBob Squarepants 3

Director: Paul Tibbitt
Star Cast: Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Jill Talley, Carolyn Lawrence

Release Date: August 2, 2019

Name: Untitled WB Event Film

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: August 2, 2019

Name: Artemis Fowl

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Star Cast: Judi Dench

Release Date: August 9, 2019

Name: Untitled Universal Event Film

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: August 16, 2019

September 2019

Name: IT Sequel

Director: Andy Muschietti
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: September 6, 2019

Name: The Angry Birds Movie 2

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: September 20, 2019

Name: Untitled WB Event Film #2

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: September 27, 2019

Name: Everest

Director: Tim Johnson, Todd Wilderman
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: September 27, 2019

October 2019

Name: Gemini Man

Director: Ang Lee (Not Confirmed)
Star Cast: Will Smith

Release Date: October 4, 2019

November 2019

Name: Untitled DC Film

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: November 1, 2019

Name: James Bond 25

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Daniel Craig

Release Date: November 8, 2019

Name: Nicole

Director: Marc Lawrence
Star Cast: Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Billy Eichner, Shirley MacLaine, Julie Hagerty, Maceo Smedley

Release Date: November 8, 2019

Name: Margie Claus

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Melissa McCarthy

Release Date: November 15, 2019

Name: Untitled Fox/Marvel Film 2

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: November 22, 2019

Name: Frozen 2

Director: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck
Star Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad

Release Date: November 27, 2019

Dec 2019

Name: Wonder Woman 2

 

Director: Patty Jenkins
Star Cast: Gal Gadot

Release Date: Dec 13, 2019

Name: Masters of the Universe

Director: Not Available
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: Dec 18, 2019

Name: Star Wars: Episode IX

Director: J.J. Abrams
Star Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Release Date: Dec 20, 2019

Name: Wicked

Director: Stephen Daldry
Star Cast: Not Available

Release Date: Dec 20, 2019

Note: The schedule shown above is for US.

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16 April 2017

Introducing MovieMates

Imagine… The next blockbuster movie you’ve been dying to see is just days away from being released, but unfortunately all of your friends are suddenly unavailable to go see it with you.

What do you do?  

You could go alone (which seems a little sad and lonely).                                                                                                                     
You could wait and hope your friends are available to see the movie before it leaves the theaters forever…                                  
Or you could meet someone new who is also interested in seeing the same movie as you!

MovieMates is an app that was created for all the moviegoers who were tired of missing out of that premium movie experience you get in the theaters, and all because you didn’t have someone to go with.

MovieMates allows you to easily connect with other movie lovers and set up movie dates at theaters most convenient for you. The dates don’t have to be romantic or serious either…

How does it work? Simple, as this:

  • You choose a movie and a date you like
  • See who else is up for the same
  • Connect through chat
  • Set a rendezvous and go out!

And MovieMates is totally free! Unlike all other apps, we won’t charge you for extra features or subscriptions. Use MovieMates to its full extent as much as you want from the very first touch.

MovieMates was made with convenience in mind and was a big focus for us.                                            
In the app, you will find showtimes, trailers, movie descriptions and of course you can buy movie tickets.

Download MovieMates app from AppStore and GooglePlay!

Don’t be afraid to contact us and leave your feedback. See you in MovieMates 😉

Best Regards,

MovieMates Team