Awesome Infographic Shows What Horror Movies Were Set in Pennsylvania

HorrorOnScreen.com has drawn up an infographic that shows, state-by-state, the setting of 250 popular horror movies. Creators of the image point out that the image details where movies actually take place, not where they’re filmed. Can you name all nine that are listed in Pennsylvania? Close your eyes and take a stab, then see if you’re right in the map below:

Horror-Map

The ones that are underlined represent the films that are pictured on the map. To see a higher-res image, click here.

(h/t Reddit, of course)

 

Rapid-Fire Q&A With Ex Machina Director Alex Garland

Screenshot from Channel 4 Video

Screenshot from Channel 4 Video

As a screenwriter, Alex Garland has achieved his greatest success working alongside director Danny Boyle in such notable sci-fi works as The Beach, 28 Days Later, and Sunshine. For his directorial feature debut, the 45-year-old native of London chose to make another one of his scripts, the complex and riveting sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, which has earned him high-praise and fawning early reviews. The film concerns a half-mad billionaire tech genius (played by Oscar Isaac), who brings one of his star programmer employees (Domhnall Gleeson) out to his massive, remote laboratory somewhere in the Pacific NW in order to test his latest creation: a stunning, robotic AI (Alicia Vikander), as beautiful as she is intelligent. As the trio spend time with one another it becomes clear the tension between the creator and his invention is far more serious — and dangerous — than either lets on at first.

In town to promote the film, the director generously held forth about his body of work, the first film he ever adored, and his fixation with Formula 1 cars.

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WATCH: Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s PA-Shot Grandparent Thriller The Visit

Shyamalan's The Visit

The trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, The Visit, is finally here. Shyamalan shot the low-budget thriller in Philly and around his home in rural Pennsylvania, with some shots taking place during the huge snowstorm we had last February. At the time, he was calling the film Sundowning, but now it has been picked up by Universal Pictures and given the new title.

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5 Best New Movies on Amazon Prime

We’re still a good two weeks and change away from The Avengers: Age of Ultron and the official start of the summer blockbuster season, if you can believe that. You might therefore want to take a deep breath and watch some solid programming in the comfort of your own home before we all descend into the cinematic chaos of the summer time. Here are our picks for some the best recently added films you can watch on Amazon Prime right now.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

David Lean’s timeless epic about a young British intelligence officer, who is assigned to the Sahara desert in order to gather intel on the Turks in WWI, is actually intended for the big screen—and we mean BIG, it was famously shot in 70mm—but is still a marvel even watching it on your flatscreen. It made a star out of Peter O’Toole and his piercing eyes, while establishing benchmarks for Alec Guiness and Anthony Quinn. In a field of would-be spectacles of the era, each claiming to be the biggest and best ever made (see: Cleopatra, Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments), Lawrence towers above the pack.

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5 Best Guesses for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron doesn’t come out till May 1st, but we’ve put our heads together to predict some of the situations we’re in for during this second go-round of the popular Marvel franchise. 

1. There will be Racial Pushback

War Machine in Avengers: Age of Ultron

War Machine in Avengers: Age of Ultron

One of the Avengers’ black dudes is going to die.

It’s not going to be Sam Wilson, The Falcon.

It’s probably not going to be Nick Fury, because …

It’s going to be James Rhodes, War Machine.

War Machine will die, because I’m willing to bet the studio thinks the Avengers roster can’t have four black guys in the starting lineup between Nick Fury, James Rhodes, Sam Wilson and T’Challa.

It’s a total bummer, because (a) Don Cheadle’s War Machine was the most enjoyable part of Iron Man parts 2 and 3, (b) War Machine is a killer character design, and (c) Black Panther is going to be the stud of Marvel’s Phase 3 and is more or less an interesting version of Batman.

War Machine’s death is going to pull the curtain back on racial casting even further than it was when Terrence Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle, who, while great in the role, essentially got the part for being the ‘next-most-available-leading-man-black-guy.’

Put this one in the books, kids. Daddy had this hot take before anyone else.

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Cameron Crowe Calls Bradley Cooper an “Odd Bird” in Leaked Sony Emails

Via Shutterstock.

Via Shutterstock.

This week, Wikileaks debuted an archive containing 173,000 of those hacked Sony emails that leaked in December. If you’re interested in the inner workings of the film business, you’ll find some of the offerings fascinating, like this one that finds an executive and director Cameron Crowe discussing Bradley Cooper and two of his co-stars, Bill Murray and Emma Stone, in Aloha. It at least gives a little insight into what Cooper’s like on set. More from AceShowBiz:

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5 Best New Movies on Netflix Instant Streaming

Here are some of our picks for the best and most interesting offerings from Netflix streaming this month.

The Babadook (2014)
Last year’s critical darling (and one much-appreciated by Ticket) is many things: an unconventional spook story, an examination of suppressed parental grief and rage, and an art-house treatment of the standard boogey-man myth. But mostly, Jennifer Kent’s film is straight-up scary as hell. Served best at night, long after the kid(s) have been put safely to bed.

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8 Netflix Hacks to Improve Your Instant-Viewing Experience

"We totally  just hacked the shit out of this, and it's amazing!"

“We totally just hacked the shit out of this, and it’s amazing!”

Last week, the good folks at theweek.com gave us a smorgasbord of what they called Netflix hacks to help improve your overall Netflix experience. While we technically wouldn’t call any of these “hacks” exactly, they do work as enhancers, broadening and strengthening your experience on the site. Here’s what they came up with:

1. Netflix Internacional: Perhaps you are a cultured, multi-cultural sort who would enjoy shows and movies from other countries not being shown in the States. This here browser extension, Hola, should have your bases covered. Essentially, it fools Netflix into thinking you’re based in another country, allowing you access to shows and films otherwise unavailable to you. As it’s technically not exactly on the up-and-up (and apparently Netflix doesn’t give this practice any kind of smiley face emoji), you are assuming a bit of a risk, but it’s your call to make.

2. Netflix Personalized: This is one for heavy users who would like more control over their Netflix experience. Brought to us by Lifehacker, the Chrome extension Flix Plus gives you all sorts of say on how the site runs for you: Check the IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes score, rate things by half-star (for extra precision), hide potential spoilers, and, most importantly, it allows you to filter recommendations so you don’t keep getting the same damn ones over and over.

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Philly’s Bradley Cooper and Kevin Hart Score 2015 MTV Movie Awards

He may have walked away empty-handed a few weeks ago at the Oscars, but last night Bradley Cooper scooted out of the MTV Movie Awards with a shiny box of golden popcorn in tow.

The Jenkintown star took home the prize for Best Male Performance for his portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in American Sniper. He was there to accept the award, which he dedicated to Kyle. “Thank you, thank you. I want to thank MTV and the fans. It’s because of you that we have brought awareness for what the men and women in the military do everyday for us. Chris Kyle would have been 41 this week. Chris, this is for you.”

To win the award, Cooper beat out beat out Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher) and Downingtown, Pa-native Miles Teller (Whiplash).

Fellow comedian Kevin Hart also took home an award last night: the special Comedic Genius Award. His speech pulled at some heartstrings, too: “I wanna thank my fiancée for being my rock right now. … I wanna thank my ex-wife for giving me these two kids who are my best friends right now; Heaven for being the most amazing daughter, Hendrix for being the most amazing son. My kids, I’m doing all of this for them. I’m trying to leave a legacy for them. Last but not least my fans—this is for y’all, I love y’all.”

Check out a quick video montage of highlights above.

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