Don Coscarelli talks 'Phantasm's' strange, four decade-long 'Star Wars' connection

The two wildly-different films have an unexpected shared history
Don Coscarelli talks 'Phantasm's' strange, four decade-long 'Star Wars' connection
Credit: Walt Disney Studios (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Well Go USA Entertainment (Phantasm)

In 1977, Don Coscarelli was deep into production on his future cult classic Phantasm when he received a fateful call.

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Pixar fans, you gotta watch this ‘Dug in Real Life’ video

Pixar fans, you gotta watch this ‘Dug in Real Life’ video
Credit: Pixar; Oh My Disney

Your Thursday dose of utter adorableness comes from Disney/Pixar — but not in animated form.

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The 'Blade Runner' sequel officially has a title

The 'Blade Runner' sequel officially has a title
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The Blade Runner sequel directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario, Prisoners) officially has a title: Blade Runner 2049.

If the title indeed points to the year in which the story will take place, that would place the events of the sequel 30 years after the first movie, which was directed by Ridley Scott. Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Deckard in the followup alongside franchise newcomers Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Barkah Abdi and Jared Leto.

Blade Runner 2049 is slated for release on October 6, 2017.

[Deadline]

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‘Doctor Strange’s’ latest promo is going timey-wimey on us

Curiouser and curiouser...
‘Doctor Strange’s’ latest promo is going timey-wimey on us
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We knew Marvel's Doctor Strange was going to give us psychedelic visuals, but will we be dealing with time manipulation too?

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'A guy does one or two horror movies and he's remaking 'Spider-Man'': An interview with the Soska Sisters

Season 2 of their GSN reality series premieres this Friday
'A guy does one or two horror movies and he's remaking 'Spider-Man'': An interview with the Soska Sisters
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Anyone familiar with the work of Jen and Sylvia Soska knows the identical twin filmmakers owe more than a small debt to the early and mid-career oeuvre of David Cronenberg. Like the acclaimed director, the Soskas are both Canadian natives and specialize in "body horror," the sub-genre exploiting viewers' innate fears of physical disfigurement that was practically invented (or at least taken to a more outré level) by Cronenberg. Over the course of his career, Cronenberg gave us such squeamish classics as 1975's high-rise horror show Shivers, 1983's surreal Videodrome, and the uber-grisly 1986 remake of The Fly. 

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My favorite trailer of the year!

My favorite trailer of the year!

Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes, and clips and puts it all in perspective.

I've worked over here at HitFix, covering trailers for about three months, and I've never seen so many trailers in my life. As my beat comes to an end, I thought I'd take one last look at my favorite trailer. Of all the clips, trailers, and featurettes I've seen, my eyeballs never got tired of Arrival.

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It took ‘Loving’ to get us interracial and same-sex couple emojis

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It took ‘Loving’ to get us interracial and same-sex couple emojis
Credit: Focus Features

Based on true events, Loving stars Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Preacher) and Joel Edgerton (The Gift) as a real life interracial couple trying to live their lives in the 1960s. Now Focus Features has teamed up with Twitter for interracial and same-sex couple emojis which I can't believe wasn't already a thing in 2016.

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Watch the first trailer for Natalie Portman’s ‘Jackie’ to the tune of ‘Camelot’

Watch the first trailer for Natalie Portman’s ‘Jackie’ to the tune of ‘Camelot’

Following Jackie’s screenings at the Toronto and Venice film festivals, Natalie Portman’s performance in the film as one of the nation’s most iconic first ladies is already getting Oscar buzz. Now we get a look at her turn as Jackie Kennedy in the film’s first teaser trailer, which hit the web today.

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Here's the first details on Hugh Jackman’s last Wolverine movie, ‘Logan’

I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn't very nice.
Here's the first details on Hugh Jackman’s last Wolverine movie, ‘Logan’
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Director James Mangold and actor Hugh Jackman have just revealed new information about the upcoming third (and final) Wolverine film, including its title - Logan. But some other information has us worried about the fate of our clawed friend.

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Adam Driver: comparing 'Star Wars 8' to 'Empire Strikes Back' was a 'poor example'

Kylo Ren trying to navigating the internet asteroid field
Adam Driver: comparing 'Star Wars 8' to 'Empire Strikes Back' was a 'poor example'
Credit: Lucasfilm

Not too long ago Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor Adam Driver, aka Kylo Ren, compared Episode VIII to Empire Strikes Back. Yeah, about that.

Originally talking to Collider, Driver had been asked about the script to Rian Johnson's Episode VIII. He replied:

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