Brian De Palma’s ‘Sisters’ Lands Criterion Collection Release In October

Director Brian De Palma is known as the one of the masters at the suspense thriller genre thanks to Dressed to Kill, Blow-Out and Body Double. His 1973 feature Sisters is just as scary as the aforementioned features, and it comes out as a Criterion Collection release on October 23 (on both Blu-ray and DVD versions). The feature also is a great showcase for Margot Kidder (Superman) who passed earlier this year.

Dominique (Margot Kidder) is a woman whose life is filled with trauma after being separated from her Siamese twin. This lack of a bond leads her on a darker path, and a reporter (Jennifer Salt) believes Dominique is actually a murderess. 

Sisters was previously released on Criterion years ago, but this version comes with a 4K restoration approved by De Palma and a new interview with Salt (who went on to carve out an acclaimed career as a writer and producer). Salt, whose credits include co-writing the script for Eat Pray Love and executive producing American Horror Story, is the daughter of late screenwriter Waldo Salt (Midnight Cowboy, Coming Home).

Previously released extras that are also featured in this edition include a 2004 interview with De Palma, producer Edward R. Pressman, and Sisters co-stars William Finley and Charles Durning (both have since passed) and a 1970 appearance by Margot Kidder on The Dick Cavett Show.

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Kristin Cavallari Cites “Good Timing” In Return To Reality Television

Kristin Cavallari is as busy as they come thanks to her lifestyle brand Uncommon James and the launch of her latest reality series Very Cavallari. Though she’s authored two books and also co-hosted E!’s The Fabulist, Cavallari has spent much of the past decade raising a family while husband Jay Cutler played football (he retired after last season’s stint as the Miami Dolphins quarterback).

“It’s been eight years almost since we wrapped The Hills,” said Cavallari. “And so a lot has changed in my life. I’m married. I have three kids. I live full time in Nashville and with my husband being done with playing football it felt like a good timing for me to be able to go back to TV. We’ve sort of lived based on Jay’s schedule for the last several years and now I feel like it’s my time.”

Click on the media bar to hear Cavallari reflect on her experiences on Laguna Beach and The Hills.

Very Cavallari airs Sunday evenings on NBC (10 pm et/pt).

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Break A Leg? Nah, Tom Cruise Just Broke A Foot While Filming ‘Mission: Impossible’ Movie

Tom Cruise has a reputation in Hollywood for giving 110% when he makes a movie, and that includes doing a lot of his own stunts. Of course, that may not always be the best idea: While Cruise was filming his latest movie, Mission: Impossible — Fallout, filming was delayed by several weeks because of an injury he sustained while doing one of those stunts. When we spoke to Cruise, he gave us all of the details. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Cruise)

 

Mission: Impossible — Fallout opens on July 27.

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Simon Cowell’s Constantly Amazed By America’s ‘Talent’

Once again, there were plenty of uniquely talented people on display during the auditions for this season of America’s Got Talent. With the show now moving on to the judges’ cuts, we spoke to Simon Cowell, who said that he was again surprised by many of the performances he’s seen on stage in front of him. (Click on the media bar below to hear Simon Cowell)

America’s Got Talent airs Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.

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Not Equal: Denzel Washington, Director Say ‘Equalizer 2’ Is Greater Than The First

Four years after the first movie, The Equalizer 2 picks up the story of Robert McCall, who finds himself in a much more personal dilemma this time around. Star Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua credit the movie’s writer, Richard Wenk, with coming up with a storyline they goes much deeper than the first movie’s.

 

 

 

The Equalizer 2 opens in theaters on Friday

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Slappy Is Back For More Scares With ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween’

Goosebumps was a hit in 2015, as it amassed over $158 million in worldwide box office, and now Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is just around the corner. Based on R.L. Stine’s popular book series, the franchise should be in good hands with director Ari Sandel (he recently helmed the engaging romantic comedy When We First Met).

Though Jack Black isn’t back as R.L. Stine for Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, it does feature a selection of scene stealing veterans (The Goldbergs’ Wendi McLendon-Covey, Archer’s Chris Parnell, Ken Jeong) to pair with up and coming actors Jeremy Ray Taylor (It), Caleel Harris (Castle Rock), and Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle).

The real star, however, is Slappy the dummy and all the creatures that come to life with the opening of one of Stine’s books (the abominable snowman is prominently featured in the clip). Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween opens nationwide October 12.

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Mila Kunis Hopes For Invigorating Feeling With ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon are caught in a web of intrigue, albeit in a comedic vein, with their latest film The Spy Who Dumped Me. Partly shot in Budapest, the picture features Kunis as Audrey, a woman who discovers that her ex-boyfriend (Justin Theroux) is a spy. Guilt by association leads her Audrey and her friend Morgan (McKinnon) to essentially run for their lives.

“For the next 90 minutes, I hope you laugh a lot,” said Kunis. “I hope you cry just a little – just one tear would be a little great. And I hope you walk out feeling invigorated and ready to kick ass in life.”

Click on the media bar to hear Kunis discuss why The Spy Who Dumped Me is an effective comedy.

The Spy Who Dumped Me, co-starring Gillian Anderson, hits theaters August 3.

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Meryl Streep ABBA-solutely Loved Reuniting With ‘Mamma Mia!’ Cast For Sequel

Mamma Mia! was successful beyond anybody’s wildest imaginations. The musical was such a big hit, it inspired a movie. After the movie became a hit, it actually inspired ABBA to start working together again. And while the Swedish ’70s pop band has been in the studio to record some new tracks, more of its old songs have been turned into a movie sequel: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Once again, Meryl Streep stars (and sings) in the film, and she told us she had a wonderful time reuniting with all of the returning stars from the first one. (Click on the media bar to hear Meryl Streep)

 

Streep stars along with Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, and Lily James in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which opens this Friday.

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Some Things Just Haven’t Changed For 50 Cent

While 50 Cent has immersed himself in the Hollywood world, with more than 20 movies now to his credit, he hasn’t given up on the thing that made him famous: music. In spite of his busy acting schedule, he’s still performing (he has some tour dates lined up for September), and he told us that he still gets the same feelings at the start of a show that he did when he was starting out. (Click on the media bar below to hear 50 Cent)

50 Cent’s latest acting venture, the cable crime drama Power, airs Sunday nights at 8/7c on Starz.

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Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman Hope Nothing Gets Wrecked On ‘Making It’

As executive producers of their own show, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are definitely hands-on bosses. That’s why the duo — who worked so well together on Parks & Recreation — are also serving as the show’s co-hosts. Of course, the show itself is, quite literally, hands-on: As Poehler and Offerman explain, Making It is a fun competition for people who like to work with their hands! (Click on the media bar below to hear Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman)

 

Making It premieres July 31 on NBC.

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