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Week in Review: Movie theater screens ‘Insidious’ over ‘Inside Out’, kids leave terrified

Week in Review: Movie theater screens ‘Insidious’ over ‘Inside Out’, kids leave terrified


For those who have seen Inside Out, it’s a scary movie: the fear of moving away, of being unable to feel anything at all, of having your childhood memories that most defined you erased in the existential dilemma of growing up. Heavy stuff.

But it’s not quite a horror movie, and some now very unhappy kids got just that when they attended a screening of the film, only to find out that the theater had accidentally screened the horror movie Insidious: Chapter 3. Oh what’s the difference? The first five letters are the same!

The event occurred in Middletown, Ohio as reported by the city’s Journal-News, in which the writer quotes an angry parent who said she got her money back but already had her children scarred by the mistake. “Moore said images of children being tied up and murdered appeared on the screen, and the children with her became terrified at the sights and sounds.” Lovely! I can imagine now how Bill Hader and Lewis Black’s characters inside each of their minds were working over time while that was going on.

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Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man, and after seeing him in The Impossible, we already know he can act, but he proved via his Instagram that he can do his own stunts as well. This week the actor shared a couple of gymnastic and acrobatic tricks that show he’s a shoo-in to be the next webslinger. Watch one clip above, and check out more via his Instagram page.

Channing Tatum can do just about any movie he wants now, but that wasn’t always the case. When Howard Stern on Tuesday prompted him about his breakout, blockbuster role in G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, he laughed and confessed, “I’m going to be honest, I f***ing hate that movie.” Shortly after his first role in Coach Carter in 2005, he was approached by a studio with a major, multi-picture deal and a boatload of money, but as Tatum describes it, the payday was something of a burden.

“Time goes by, you get other jobs and you’re building your quote and you have a dream job that you want to go do, and the studio calls,” Tatum told Stern. “They’re like, ‘Hey, we’ve got a movie for you, we’re going to send it to you.’ It’s right during the writers’ strike and it’s G.I. Joe and I’m like, ‘I love G.I. Joe, can I play Snake Eyes?’ and they’re like, “No. You’re playing Duke.'”

Tatum added that he was forced to do the role at risk of being sued, he didn’t think the script was any good, and although he is very blessed to have received that movie over a different one that tanked, his action movie stardom didn’t immediately open the doors he was hoping. “The Coen Brothers aren’t watching G.I. Joe“, Tatum said. Instead of a juicy project like Foxcatcher, he was handed a G.I. Joe sequel script along with several for other action movies. So I guess that means no G.I. Joe 3 then? Hear the full Howard Stern clip above.

First we’re getting Pixels, in which ’80s video games come to attack humanity, and now we’ll be getting an adaptation of an ’80s video game in which your goal as a player is to do just that. Dwayne Johnson will star in Rampage, based on an arcade classic in which you play one of three giant, mutated animals, a gorilla, wolf, or lizard, and stomp around identical looking world cities, scarfing down people, conveniently placed cheeseburgers, and accidental booby traps along the way. Deadline reports that Johnson will start shooting the film after Furious 8, but has no other plot details.

In casting news, Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) has dropped out of Assassin’s Creed, to be replaced by Ariane Labed (The Lobster), so that she could instead join the fifth Jason Bourne movie. Julia Stiles is also planning on returning for the fifth Bourne film. Rooney Mara is in talks to reteam with David Fincher for his HBO project Utopia. Kit Harrington and Dakota Fanning have replaced Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska in the Western Brimstone. And Arnold Schwarzenegger will go dramatic once again in 478, which is produced by Darren Aronofsky.

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