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The Hollywood system is all about the concept of franchises. Since the 1980s Hollywood has been on to this concept and utilized it thoroughly. A hit film is no longer just a hit film, it’s a potential well to be drained until the very last drop of coin has been made. Franchise starters are often adaptations of popular novels, comics, or sometimes even toy lines. In the case of “Dredd”, the unfortunate stigma attached to it is that of Sylvester Stallone and Rob Schneider.

It is the witching time of year and the Halloween season is upon us. Let's take a look at what's haunting theaters this fall...


9. Hotel Transylvania

Date: September 28
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg

Keri Russell, who will always be Felicity to you and your cat, has been confirmed to be taking the lead in Scott Stewart's new film "Dark Skies". The film is about a family who finds they're being terrorized by aliens every night and can't seem to find any help. Maybe the aliens are pissed because she straightened her hair. or cut it or something. Isn't that something people flipped out about back when the show was on? Am I the only one who remembers this? I can't be. Don't judge.

I don't know anyone who's excited about "Dredd", the updated version of the comic book tale we all know and love from the Sylvester Stallone flick, but that isn't stopping writer Alex Garland from making a trilogy out of his tale. That is if the first film makes enough money. It's a bold move, to make a sequel to a film if it does really well, I can't wait to see how this plays out.

I for one am very excited that script writer Dean Devlin is saying hat he's working on a sequel to the 1996 hit "Independence Day". I know I've gone on a few rants about this movie and honestly I don't know where I left off. Let's just go with Vivica A. Fox is really hot and leave it at that.

Philip Seymour Hoffman has officially joined the cast of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", the second chapter in the Hunger games trilogy. He'll play Plutarch Heavensbee, the game maker who appears in the 2nd and 3rd book. If you don't know what a game maker is then I don't really want to be your friend.

Sometimes I lie awake at night worried about Andrea Riseborough. She's so pale and looks so sickly. Is she ok!? Someone please help her! I might be able to sleep a little better now though since she's been cast opposite Alexander Skarsgard in the new virus outbreak flick "Hidden". The movie focuses on a family who's hiding out in a bomb shelter after a strange virus starts to spread across the land. Please Andrea, use the money from this to get yourself some McNuggets. It may be your only hope.

If you've read "Blood Of Eden" then there's a good chance you're a 14 year old girl. Or you're on some sort of police watch list. Either way I guess you can get your Hello Kitty lunch box ready because Palomar Pictures has picked up the rights to the young adult vampire novel with plans to bring it to the big screen. In all fairness the book sounds a lot darker than the "Twilight" stuff but I'm still going to mock you. I really don't have anything else.

Do you like Frankenstein? Do you like found footage? Do you look vintage German pornography? Then you're going to love "The Reawakening" a new found footage Frankenstein retelling short that will be a part of the upcoming anthology film "V/H/S". Alright the whole German porn thing isn't really a part of this but it really drives site traffic so let's just let that slide.

Excited about the new Judge Dredd flick simply titled "Dredd"? No? What if I was to tell you that the film which is currently set for a late summer release has earned itself a PG-13 rating? Still no!? What if I told you Rob Schneider is in no way attached to the film. Alright now I got you a little bit right?