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‘Stranger Things 5’ Promises Movie-Like Grandeur In Upcoming Season

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The popular Netflix series Stranger Things is set to outdo itself with its upcoming fifth and final season. As fans eagerly await its release, new insights from the show’s creators and cast promise an experience that blurs the lines between TV and cinema.

In the previous season, Stranger Things 4 already showcased its penchant for cinematic storytelling. The season featured episodes that were notably long, with two chapters spanning around 90 minutes and a grand season finale that ran for nearly two-and-a-half hours. Such lengths are typically reserved for movies, but Stranger Things has never been one to follow the norm.

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Shawn Levy, an executive producer and director for the series, shed light on what fans can expect from the upcoming season. He stated, “There’s no way to be contiguous with Season 4, and not, frankly, expand scale and depth.” He further emphasized the cinematic nature of the forthcoming episodes, saying, “It’s major, major, cinematic storytelling that happens to be called a TV series. Stranger Things 5 is as big as any of the biggest movies that we see.”

However, the journey to bring Stranger Things 5 to screens is currently paused due to ongoing Hollywood strikes. Despite the delay, David Harbour, who has brilliantly portrayed the character Hopper since the show’s inception, has teased some exciting details. Sharing his insights on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Harbour revealed, “I know where we net out and it’s very, very moving.” He also hinted at the grandeur of the new season, noting that “the set pieces and the things in the scripts that we saw are bigger than anything we’ve done in the past.”

David Harbour as Hopper in Stranger Things

The end of Stranger Things is undoubtedly an emotional moment for its cast, who have grown with their characters over the years. Millie Bobby Brown, the talented actress behind Eleven, reflected on the show’s conclusion in a conversation with Women’s Wear Daily. She expressed, “I think I’m ready. It’s been such a huge factor in part of my life, but it’s like graduating high school, it’s like senior year. You’re ready to go and blossom and flourish and you’re grateful for the time you’ve had, but it’s time to create your own message and live your own life.”

Echoing Brown’s sentiments, Harbour shared his personal journey with the series in an interview with Discussing Film. He reminisced, “What’s funny is when I started the show, I never ever wanted it to end. That’s why I love the show. I think it’s a great show, even if I wasn’t in it. Now we’re almost nine years from filming the first season, and I think it is time for it to end.” He acknowledged the bittersweet nature of the show’s conclusion, adding, “But it is, of course, very bittersweet. You know, there’s a sadness there. But also, we’ve all grown up. It is time for us to leave that nest and try other things and different projects. And to let the Duffer Brothers try different things as well. I mean, those guys are so talented. I want to see what they come up with next.”

With production likely to begin in 2024, Stranger Things 5 promises to be a cinematic spectacle that will leave a lasting impact on its audience. As the lines between television and cinema continue to blur, shows like Stranger Things are leading the charge, offering viewers experiences that are both expansive and immersive.

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Linda Hamilton Says She Is Done With Character Sarah Connor And ‘Terminator’ Franchise

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This may be disappointing for fans of the franchise. Actor Linda Hamilton stated in an interview with Business Insider that “I’m done. I’m done. I have nothing more to say…”. She starred in 3 of the 6 Terminator films. Check out more of what she said in the interview below.

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She stated that: “I’m done. I’m done. I have nothing more to say. The story’s been told, and it’s been done to death. Why anybody would relaunch it is a mystery to me. But I know our Hollywood world is built on relaunches right now.” (source Business Insider)

Movie Scene from The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator first debuted in 1984 and was a success. The film went on to make $78.3M on a $6.4M budget. It went on to earn a rare 100% Critic and 89% Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. This would lead to a sequel titled Terminator 2: Judgement Day that debuted in 1991 that was an even bigger success than the first film. It went on to make an estimated $520.9M on a $100M budget. It earned a 91% Critic and 95% Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. This would lead to several more sequels titled Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), Terminator Genisys (2015), and Terminator: Dark Fate (2019). It would also produce a tv series titled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles that debuted in 2008. It produced 2 seasons before being canceled in 2009.

Movie Scene from Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
Movie Scene from Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

While this may be disappointing news, it may be for the best as the last film was a box office flop. Are you disappointed by the news and do you think that it’s best to let the franchise rest? Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out the trailer for the last film below.

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Lionsgate Reportedly Remaking ‘American Psycho’ And ‘The Dead Zone’

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This is definitely controversial news to horror fans. In a report from Dexerto, Insider Jeff Sneider tweeted that Lionsgate is looking to do a modern day American Psycho film and has interest in remaking The Dead Zone. Check out his tweets and more about the films below.

American Psycho first debuted in 2000 and was a hit with critics and audiences. It currently sits at 68% Critic and 85% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. It went on to make $34.3M on a $7M budget. It has since gained a huge cult following. A direct to video sequel titled American Psycho 2 debuted in 2002 and was a major flop. It received an 11% Critic and 18% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Dead Zone first debuted in theaters in 1983 and was a huge hit with critics and audiences. It went on to receive 89% Critic and 77% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. It went on to make an estimated $20.8M on an estimated $10M budget. There would also be a The Dead Zone TV show that debuted in 2002 and was a big hit with critics and audiences as well. It went on to receive 77% Critic and 88% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. It would produce a total of 6 seasons before being canceled in 2007.

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Movie Scene from The Dead Zone (1983)

One thing that can ease your cravings for more American Psycho is a comic series that you can read more about here. Do you think they should remake these films or leave them alone? Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out the trailers for American Psycho and The Dead Zone below.

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Doug Bradley Wants To Play Pinhead Again In A ‘The Scarlet Gospels’ Movie Adaptation

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This is exciting news for fans of the actor and the franchise. In an exclusive interview with Bloody Disgusting, Doug Bradley says, I certainly never say never. I’ve never said I was done with it. Check out more of what he says in the interview below.

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Doug Bradley says, “I certainly never say never. I’ve never said I was done with it. I’ve never said I’m retired from it. I’m sensible about these things, too. I was in my mid-30s when I first played the character, and I was just turning 50 when I played him the last time. I ain’t in that age range anymore. I’m now in my 70th year, and to some extent, I think special effects makeup is a younger man’s game.”

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Then, when talking about a movie adaptation of The Scarlet Gospels, he says “If we did that, we could maybe present an older Pinhead to be aware of the fact that I am the age I am, that time and gravity does what time and gravity does. An older, darker Pinhead would intrigue me, one not so much in love with the flippant one-liners and the witty comebacks and so forth.”

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The Scarlet Gospels is a novel written by Clive Barker that was published in 2015. It served as a continuation of his novel The Hellbound Heart and the Harry D’Amour stories. The book followed the story of the Hell Priest, the demonic Cenobite nicknamed “Pinhead”, and his efforts to gain power. Occult detective Harry D’Amour must journey into Hell to rescue his friend and stop the Hell Priest’s plans.”

Movie Scene from Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

While Bradley does state he is too old for the role, The Scarlet Gospels follows an older pinhead which would work perfectly for the actor. Are you excited about the news of him playing the character again if this adaptation happens? Let us know in the comments below.

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