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The Exorcist: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Fox?

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Vulture Watch Speak of the devil and he shall appear. Has The Exorcist TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Fox? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Exorcist, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Fox television network, The Exorcist stars Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Kurt Egyiawan, Zuleikha Robinson, John Cho, Brianna Hildebrand, and Li Jun Li. Christopher Cousins and Cyrus Arnold are recurring, this season. The horror drama is based on the 1973 feature film and William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel of the same name. In the second season, Father Bennett (Egyiawan) sets out to uncover
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George Clooney is Returning to TV + More Industry News 11/11-11/17

George Clooney is coming back to the small screen.The actor has signed on to direct and star in a limited series adaptation of “Catch-22,” the Joseph Heller novel about a U.S. Air Force bombardier in WWII Italy. No network is attached but filming will likely begin early next year. (Variety) “The Lion King” celebrated 20 years on Broadway.And in those years, hundreds of performers have taken the stage. Here are some of their stories. (New York Times) After pulling his next film the Weinstein Company, Quentin Tarantino’s “#9” lands at Sony.A fierce bidding war took place for the director’s ninth film, a drama set in L.A. during the time of the Charles Manson murders. Warner Bros., Fox, Universal, Lionsgate, and Annapurna all vied for distribution rights, with the film ultimately landing with Sony. (Deadline) The Academy opens film season with 9th annual Governors Awards.This
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“Pray for Day”: Scream Factory Reveals Full Bonus Features & New Release Date for Hell Night Collector’s Edition Blu-ray / DVD

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After facing off against the demon Pazuzu in The Exorcist, Linda Blair faced off against a vicious murderer that made some horror fans "pray for day" in the 1981 slasher film Hell Night (read our own Scott Drebit's Drive-In Dust Offs on the film here), coming out this January on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray / DVD combo pack from Scream Factory that's brimming with almost four hours of bonus features:

Press Release: One dark night 12 years ago, madman Raymond Garth butchered his wife and children in their mansion before killing himself. Legend has it that one child survived the slaughter and remains hidden in the house as a deformed monster. Years later on pledge night, a group of new fraternity and sorority pledges must spend an evening in this creepy mansion on the anniversary of the killings. But what starts off as a night of innocent pranks and rowdiness soon turns deadly…
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The Academy Governors Awards: Angelina Jolie and Agnes Varda Danced as Hollywood Celebrated Oscars

The Academy Governors Awards: Angelina Jolie and Agnes Varda Danced as Hollywood Celebrated Oscars
“Shitty is shitty,” new Academy governor Whoopi Goldberg told me of the vote to expel a member for the second time in AMPAS’ 90-year history. As everyone in Hollywood struggles to keep their head straight amid a flood of sexual harassment scandals, this year’s crop of Oscar contenders braved Hollywood and Highland traffic snarls to charm a room full of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) members, including the 54 Governors who voted for this year’s five Honorary Oscars, presented at the 9th (untelevised) Governors Awards.

Behind the scenes, Oscar campaigners had pushed their clients as presenters. Clearly, it was a no-brainer to put Jennifer Lawrence (“mother!”) on stage to present to her “Hunger Games” costar Donald Sutherland (“M.A.S.H.,” “Klute,” “Don’t Look Now”), who never scored one Oscar nomination. “It’s odd that he never won an Oscar,” said Lawrence, thanking him for his generosity and
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The Academy Governors Awards: Angelina Jolie and Agnes Varda Danced as Hollywood Celebrated Oscars

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The Academy Governors Awards: Angelina Jolie and Agnes Varda Danced as Hollywood Celebrated Oscars
“Shitty is shitty,” new Academy governor Whoopi Goldberg told me of the vote to expel a member for the second time in AMPAS’ 90-year history. As everyone in Hollywood struggles to keep their head straight amid a flood of sexual harassment scandals, this year’s crop of Oscar contenders braved Hollywood and Highland traffic snarls to charm a room full of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) members, including the 54 Governors who voted for this year’s five Honorary Oscars, presented at the 9th (untelevised) Governors Awards.

Behind the scenes, Oscar campaigners had pushed their clients as presenters. Clearly, it was a no-brainer to put Jennifer Lawrence (“mother!”) on stage to present to her “Hunger Games” costar Donald Sutherland (“M.A.S.H.,” “Klute,” “Don’t Look Now”), who never scored one Oscar nomination. “It’s odd that he never won an Oscar,” said Lawrence, thanking him for his generosity and
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Hot-Button Topics Mostly Avoided as Academy Toasts Honorary Oscar Recipients

Hot-Button Topics Mostly Avoided as Academy Toasts Honorary Oscar Recipients
As awards season launches underneath a shadow for the second year in a row, Oscar contenders aplenty turned out to salute four cinema legends and a bold work of immersive art Saturday night.

But the current headline-making ills plaguing the industry failed to creep into an evening dedicated to celebration. Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”), Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) and Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) were just some of the names on hand to raise a glass to filmmakers Charles Burnett and Agnes Varda, cinematographer Owen Roizman and actor Donald Sutherland at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony.

Also honored was filmmaker Alejandro G. Inarritu, for his virtual reality installation “Carne y Arena.” The Oscar-winning director of “Birdman” and “The Revenant” received a rare special commendation from the Academy for his efforts.

Luminaries such as Lawrence Kasdan, Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Chastain, Angelina Jolie and [link
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Academy Avoids Harassment Talk as Five Legends Get Governors Awards

Academy Avoids Harassment Talk as Five Legends Get Governors Awards
"Tonight, we all aspire to reach higher. We all aspire to dream bigger tonight — to be greater," Steven Spielberg intoned Saturday night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 9th annual Governors Awards, during which which honorary Oscars were presented to actor Donald Sutherland, 82, whose career ranges from Mash to Ordinary People to The Hunger Games franchise; director Charles Burnett, 73, a pioneer in black independent film with movies like 1977’s Killer of Sheep; cinematographer Owen Roizman, 81, who has shot such iconic movies as The French Connection, The Exorcist and Tootsie; and director Agnes Varda, 89, who helped kickstart the French New Wave with...
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Owen Roizman Followed Family Footsteps for Legendary Hollywood Career

Owen Roizman Followed Family Footsteps for Legendary Hollywood Career
If Owen Roizman had lived his childhood dream, he would have played baseball. Rather than keeping his eye on the literal ball, he focused on camera work instead — a decision that paid off with five Academy Award nominations for cinematography on “The French Connection,” “The Exorcist,” “Network,” “Tootsie” and “Wyatt Earp.” On Nov. 11, he’ll receive a Governors Award in recognition of his accomplishments.

Roizman’s father, Sol, had been a cameraman for Fox MovieTone News, but Owen hadn’t initially planned to follow in his father’s footsteps.

“When I went to school, I was best in math and physics, but when I went to job interviews my senior year and asked how much money I could make [in those fields], it wasn’t very exciting,” he says. “So I asked my father how much I could make as an assistant cameraman, and it was a lot more than a physicist or a mathematician, so I figured,
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Honorary Oscars: Owen Roizman and "Tootsie"

We're revisiting work from this year's Honorary Oscar winners. Here's Eric Blume on cinematography Owen Roizman

Sydney Pollack’s 1982 movie Tootsie is one of my all-time favorite films. It's a perfect treat to revisit when you need to feel like there’s hope in the world. Despite many viewings, I’ve never truly contemplated the cinematography by one of this year’s Honorary Oscar recipients, Owen Roizman.

Tootsie marked Roizman’s fourth of five Academy Award nomination (the others are The French Connection, The Exorcist, Wyatt Earp and Network). It’s not the kind of work that typically generates an Oscar nomination. Indeed, the competition that year (Gandhi, Das Boot, E.T., and Sophie’s Choice) were the more magical, lyrical, expansive sort of films that are usually recognized in that category.

But Roizman’s contribution to Tootsie is gigantic, key to the film’s tone and success. It's also
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Waxwork Records Compels You to Listen to The Exorcist Score Like Never Before with New Remastered Deluxe Vinyl

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As creepy as the visuals are in William Friedkin's The Exorcist, it's the sounds that are perhaps the most haunting, and Waxwork Records is paying tribute to the music of Mike Oldfield and Jack Nitzsche with their deluxe vinyl score that includes remastered tracks from the original master tapes (including the iconic "Tubular Bells") and new artwork by Phantom City Creative artist Justin Erickson:

From Waxwork Records: "Waxwork Records is honored to present the deluxe soundtrack vinyl re-issue of The Exorcist. Directed by the legendary and prolific William Friedkin (The French Connection, Sorcerer, Cruising, To Live and Die in La) and starring Linda Blair, The Exorcist remains one of the most important, and scariest films in cinematic history.

Waxwork Records collaborated with director William Friedkin to present an essential soundtrack experience of the various musical compositions from The Exorcist. The new, deluxe soundtrack LP features the complete soundtrack to the 1973 classic film,
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Theatre Review: ‘The Exorcist’ (West End)

The Exorcist theatre review: The classic 1973 movie is adapted for the London stage for a West End run, booking until March 2018.

The Exorcist theatre review by Andrew Gaudion.

The Exorcist theatre review

Dare you enter the Phoenix Theatre from now until March to see John Pielmeier and Sean Mathias’ stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist? If you, like one of many, have been chilled to the bone by the film/the book/ the real-life inspiration that has come to embody The Exorcist over time then you may be wondering if your poor soul can truly take anymore. If you decide against it, you would be missing out on a devilishly fun time at the West End!

Those familiar with The Exorcist will be surprised how much of the film and the book has made it to the stage. While most of the action takes place within the
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Why The Exorcist TV show deserves your time

Gabriel Bergmoser Nov 3, 2017

The Exorcist is the best reboot of a classic horror property this side of Hannibal. Here's why you might want to give it a try...

It has become a common complaint recently that there’s just ‘too much TV’. It’s not entirely true; there has always been a lot of TV, but never so much good TV. Most cable channels are offering an embarrassment of riches, not to mention newer players like Netflix that have come to dominate the market, and as such it’s becoming harder and harder to keep up. The days when there were a handful of shows you simply had to be watching are long gone; if, like me, you closely follow pop culture then it seems like just about everything is essential viewing and there are just not that many hours in the day.

See related Lee Unkrich interview: Pixar, Toy Story 3,
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The Exorcist Director Thinks The Sequel Is Stupid And Ridiculous

Horror sequels are tricky, there’s no denying that. More often than not, they fail to recapture the magic of the original and in the worst case scenario, they’re nothing more than a shameless cash grab. There are exceptions to the rule, of course, but unfortunately, Exorcist II: The Heretic was not one of them.

Then again, following in the footsteps of The Exorcist – arguably one of the genre’s finest achievements – was always going to be a tough task. But to say that the sequel dropped the ball would be a massive understatement. With horrible plotting, weak acting and lame scares, it was certainly a bit of a train wreck and it turns out that the original film’s director, William Friedkin, feels the same way.

Speaking to Indiewire in a recent interview, he was asked for his thoughts on the several sequels to The Exorcist and surprisingly,
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Jigsaw Star Tobin Bell Reveals His 5 Favorite Horror Films

The Walking Dead, Stranger Things and even Brooklyn Nine-Nine are all getting into the Halloween spirit, but if you’re searching far and wide for a spooky movie marathon, Tobin Bell has now chimed in with his recommendations. Yes, the Tobin Bell, perhaps better known to you as Jigsaw, the twisted old serial killer who’s got a thing for playing games.

While speaking with Rotten Tomatoes to promote his latest film, which just so happens to be the Saw franchise’s newest installment, Jigsaw (our review here), the actor touched on his favorite horror movies, choosing such classics as Psycho and The Exorcist as some of the ones he really digs.

Here’s his full rundown on why he loves these flicks:

Diabolique (Les Diaboliques)

An old French film with Simone Signoret, and I think Paul Meurisse is in it. It’s the film that terrified me as child,
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William Friedkin Reflects on ‘Exorcist’ Sequels, Says He Liked ‘It’

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William Friedkin Reflects on ‘Exorcist’ Sequels, Says He Liked ‘It’
With The Exorcist, William Friedkin directed one of the most iconic horror films of all time, the tale of a young girl possessed by a demon with a potty mouth. Despite Friedkin’s success with The Exorcist, the filmmaker had nothing to do with the multiple sequels that followed. While some of the sequels (Exorcist II: The Heretic) are downright dreadful, Exorcist […]

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William Friedkin Weighs In On ‘The Exorcist’ Sequels And ‘It’

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According to a survey by Fandango, the most popular Halloween costume this year for dudes is Pennywise from “It.” That’s hardly a surprise given that Stephen King‘s killer clown is now back in the spotlight thanks to runaway hit film, which has become the top-grossing horror movie all time, surpassing the classic “The Exorcist.” However, director William Friedkin has just a little quibble with that statistic.

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The Dead Zone: Why Halloween Is One of the Worst Box-Office Weekends

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Halloween is no trick or treat for theaters, which get rocks instead of candy every time. Last year, the Halloween weekend was the second-lowest grossing of 2016. In 2015, when October 31 fell on Saturday, it was the single worst. There’s a chance this year won’t reach the same depths; in the competition for the Most Awful Weekend of 2017, there’s those weekends right before Labor Day — and the traditionally wretched second weekend of December is still to come. Still, it will be weak with “Jigsaw” (the latest in the “Saw” franchise), “Suburbicon,” George Clooney’s poorly reviewed satire, and “Thank You for Your Service,” with Miles Teller as an Iraq War veteran.

Holiday weekends are a big deal for studios, but they can be tricky. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the easiest ones to deal with, and serve as the best time of year to reach older audiences and families. Independence Day
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‘The Exorcist’ Director William Friedkin Has Never Seen the Sequels or Series, But He Loved ‘It’ — Q&A

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‘The Exorcist’ Director William Friedkin Has Never Seen the Sequels or Series, But He Loved ‘It’ — Q&A
On the 28th edition of the annual Halloween-themed “Treehouse of Horror” episode of “The Simpsons,” baby Maggie is possessed by a demon, and the voices of those tasked with exorcising it sound familiar to diehard horror fans: One of them is Ben Daniels, star of the Fox show “The Exorcist,” and the other is William Friedkin, who directed the 1973 movie.

Friedkin’s legacy extends far beyond that movie; two years earlier, he swept the Oscars with “The French Connection,” and later delivered “Sorcerer” and “To Live and Die in L.A.” The past decade found Friedkin continuing to produce edgy work, including two Tracy Letts plays (“Bug” and “Killer Joe”), numerous operas, and now a documentary, “The Devil and Father Amorth,” which premiered this fall at the Venice International Film Festival and explores the real-life context that inspired “The Exorcist.”

While visiting Lyon to deliver a masterclass at the Lumiere Festival,
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Deliver Us review – the devil is in the detail of film about real-life exorcists

Federica Di Giacomo’s documentary focuses on two Sicilian priests specialising in exorcism – but really it’s a sad study in group hysteria and personal dysfunction

The forces of unreason are on the march in Federica Di Giacomo’s disturbing documentary. It is about two priests in Sicily specialising in exorcism, as part of a new upswing in exorcism in Catholic churches across Europe and the Us. They arrive to conduct special masses and one-to-one sessions. One even performs exorcisms over the phone.

There is a subsidiary pleasure to be had in guessing which people featured here have seen William Friedkin’s film The Exorcist. (I very much suspect that one woman, who goes into the creepy-throaty Satan voice, falls into this category.) But basically it’s a melancholy study of people who clearly suffer from depression, drug abuse, anxiety and compulsive disorders, herded into a situation that creates group
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Amy Sedaris on the Biggest Challenge in Modern Comedy and Why Michael Shannon is So Darn Funny

Amy Sedaris on the Biggest Challenge in Modern Comedy and Why Michael Shannon is So Darn Funny
Amy Sedaris is a comedy legend thanks, in part, to Jerri Blank. When Sedaris was in her mid-30s, she originated the “Strangers With Candy” role, playing a 46-year-old high school freshman who looked like she was pushing 60. She was “a boozer, a user, and a loser,” and it showed.

Now, Jerri still shows herself in ways good and not so good.

“[Today people] recognize you from Jerri, which means I’m starting to look like Jerri Blank,” Sedaris said in an interview with IndieWire. “So [that] just makes you feel old.”

But with fake age comes real experience. Though her most famous character barely starts to tell the story of an acclaimed sketch performer, playwright, advice columnist, and author, the series and its effect on modern comedy is undeniable.

Read More:Amy Sedaris is a Singing Martha Stewart in First Look at ‘At Home with Amy Sedaris

“I’ve seen a little
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