The Ring Available now on Blu-ray
Written by Ehren Kruger
Directed by Gore Verbinski
Based on the novel by KÃ´ji Suzuki
Starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman, Jane Alexander DreamWorks
Rated PG-13 | 115 minutes
Release date: October 18th, 2002
Rings, the third installment in the American “Ring” series hits theaters everywhere Friday. Fifteen years ago Gore Verbinski‘s The Ring opened, and set off a chain reaction that changed an entire genre. Based on the 1998 Japanese horror film Ringu, directed by Hideo Nakata from the original novel by Koji Suzuki, The Ring terrified viewers here and was a critical and financial success, earning a 72% on Rotten Tomatoes and almost $130 million. That success spawned a whole slew of J-horror knock offs and remakes including The Grudge (2004), Dark Water (2005), Pulse (2006), and the notoriously awful One Missed Call (2008). The sequel, The Ring 2 also came in 2005.
Before we watch Rings Friday, let’s revisit 2002’s The Ring.
The Girl On The Train Director: Tate Taylor Screenwriter: Erin Cressida Wilson Cast: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Ã‰dgar RamÃrez, Lisa Kudrow Distributor: Universal Pictures Rated R | 112 Minutes Release Date: October 7, 2016
There is a common thread that draws a missing person’s thriller together. Usually, it’s the general motifs like the cheating wife, the sex, the lies, the drama, the kinds of things you’d probably see in a low-budget Lifetime movie. But because David Fincher’s Gone Girl was such a success, it is easy to see why some studios may be showing a bit of interest in the material. Though The Girl On The Train bares a strong resemblance to Gone Girl, director Tate Taylor, using a script written by Erin Cressida Wilson, makes a valiant effort to separate his film from the rest for a relatively entertaining movie. Check out the full review below.
Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have released the first trailer for The Girl on the Train. Directed by Tate Taylor (The Help), the film adaptation is based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins. Emily Blunt stars as an alcoholic divorcee who fantasizes about the young couple she sees every day on the daily commute aboard a train. But when she sees something she isn’t supposed to, she reports it to the police only to have her testimony come into question because of her alcoholism.
Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that the long in development movie adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell has officially entered into production in New Zealand.
To go along with production getting underway, the first official image from the movie has also been released. The image doesn’t show too much, but it is our first peek at star Scarlett Johansson in the lead role.
You can read more about the movie and see the first image below.