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This week: Wes Anderson's latest heartfelt comedy, "Moonrise Kingdom," chronicles the great romance between two 12-year-old runaways during the summer of 1965.
Also new this week is the animated sequel "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," the found footage-ish horror flick "Chernobyl Diaries," the Adam Sandler comedy "That's My Boy" and an edition of "Avatar" on Blu-ray 3D that one can buy without it being bundled with a hardware purchase. Get More »
When writer-producer Oren Peli is talking about the thing he loves most -- horror movies -- he's like a child opening gifts on Christmas Day. His eyes light up, and it's obvious this is something he'd be more than happy to talk about all day long.
You probably know about Peli's feature film debut "Paranormal Activity," which he wrote and directed; last we heard, it made a bajillion dollars and got two sequels (and counting!). Peli wrote and produced the new horror movie "Chernobyl Diaries," about six tourists who get stranded in a city called Pripyat, one of the cities in Chernobyl that were affected in the nuclear explosion in 1986. Peli sat down with us to talk about how the film's dialogue was improvised, why he didn't direct the film himself and how he tried to approach the sensitive subject matter. Get More »
When it comes to hot vacation destinations, Chernobyl is probably pretty low on your list. If you've always wondered what it might be like to visit the scene of the greatest nuclear disaster of all time, though, we've got the perfect solution, as our brand new giveaway will allow you to vicariously experience all the thrills and chills of "Chernobyl Diaries" on the big screen, absolutely free.
And your local theater doesn't even require radiation suits. Get More »
Heartthrob Jesse McCartney has already established himself as a singer-songwriter, with three solo albums under his belt. He's also stacked up quite the résumé as a television actor, with recurring roles on "All My Children" and "Greek"; and he's the voice of Dick Grayson/Nightwing on the animated series "Young Justice."
But as a film actor, McCartney remains relatively unknown. That's likely to change this Friday when McCartney headlines the cast of "Chernobyl Diaries," a radioative-mutant horror thriller from Oren Peli, the guy behind "Paranormal Activity." Cue the screams. Get More »
Actually, we're surprised it took Hollywood this long to cash in on the Chernobyl disaster, as the video game industry has been at it since at least 2007 (with the first-person shooter, "S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl"). However, it still feels kind of … icky, and not just in that "horror movie" way. Get More »