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Colin Farrell and Toni Collette cast in 'Fright Night' remake. Fang-tastic or Sucks?

fright-nightImage Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR Photos; Bob Charlotte/PR PhotosThe ’80s have somehow gone from the decade everyone pretended to forget to the decade everyone’s pretending to remember. Whereas previously, those ten years of pop culture were derided as a wasteland of legwarmers, pastel alligator shirts, and big hair, now big-budget reincarnations of Clash of the Titans, The Karate Kid, and Tron are being marketed to teenagers who were nine years away from being a gleam in their daddy’s eye when the originals came out.

Another to add onto the growing list is the upcoming remake of the super-fun 1985 vampire flick Fright Night, which just got huge casting news in the form of Colin Farrell and Toni Collette. The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog reports that Farrell has signed on to play the bloodsucker-next-door originally portrayed with suave menace by Chris Sarandon, and Collette will play the already-cast Anton Yelchin’s single mom.

Honestly, I think I really like both of these casting choices. Collette, if her maternal roles in The United States of Tara and The Sixth Sense indicate anything, will probably bring an added depth and sympathy to the mother seduced by the vampire’s charms that was somewhat absent in the original. And Farrell, who recently has been off finding himself in more introverted roles in smaller movies like In Bruges and Ondine, will finally get to chew some scenery and use his considerable Celtic charisma for the purposes of evil.

Are you excited about these Fright-ful developments? Those of you who love the original, do you find your nostalgia for it enhancing or detracting from your excitement for a remake? And finally, where is Chris Sarandon and why hasn’t someone given him an awesome villainous comeback role yet?

'Vampire Diaries' recap: Quicker than a 'Maury' DNA test!

Vampire-Diaries-IsobelImage Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CWOnce again, The Vampire Diaries produced. So much went down, I barely remember Damon being shirtless. Now that’s impressive. Rather than do a straight recap, let’s address this week’s episode one issue at a time:

• How evil is Isobel? We started out thinking completely, but looking back, if someone feels the need to keep telling everyone that she has no redeeming qualities, she probably does. READ FULL STORY

Anton Yelchin cast in 'Fright Night' remake

Anton-yelchinImage Credit: Bob Charlotte/PR PhotosMan, the vampire craze is really digging deep. Anton Yelchin, best known for playing Walter Koenig’s character in Star Trek and Michael Biehn’s character in Terminator Salvation, will next be playing William Ragsdale’s character in a remake of the 1985 kinda-classic Fright Night, The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog reports.

The original was a pretty good combination of scares and laughs, about a young suburban kid who suspects his new next-door neighbor may be a vampire. As I remember it, the protagonist was relatively unremarkable, so the real questions for this remake will be who’s replacing Chris Sarandon as the bloodsucker whose powers include dance-floor seduction, and who’ll be taking up Roddy McDowell’s role as a late-night-TV host/fearless vampire killer.

Anyone love the original and is excited for the remake? Is there anyone other than me hoping for Hollywood to revisit Love at First Bite?

'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Damon meets his match, Jeremy his maker?

Vampire-Diaries-IanImage Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW I’m at a really good place with The Vampire Diaries. I think about it for the hour that it’s on (and the hours it takes me to recap it afterward) and then I go about my life until the next time it airs. The result: Each episode has the opportunity to surprise me, and usually does. I figured that Matt’s mother, Kelly, and Damon would end up making out, of course, but even then, my TV had my back: The closed captioning came on for some unknown reason to give me the gift of reading the stage direction “[Panting]”. I may now have to watch it in closed captioning every week. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' VILF poster: Too much of a mirror?

vilf-true-bloodHBO is going all out to advertise the June 13 return of True Blood. This week’s new poster is simple and blunt —  just the word VILF. Reading what it stands for to myself (Vampire I’d Like to F—, presumably) actually made me a little uncomfortable at first. It’s like HBO knows (of course they know), and that’s somehow more embarrassing than me saying it. Again and again and again. And again…and again.

Read more: Michael Ausiello’s True Blood Season 3 scoops

If only Lincoln could team up with Buffy...

Feel free to stop futzing around on that Lincoln biopic, Steven Spielberg; I think this is more than enough:

Too bad the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter isn’t quite as good as the trailer.

Mash-‘em-up, PopWatchers. Dorothea Dix: Harpy Wrangler? Teddy Roosevelt vs. The Sasquatch? Bring it.

Michael Sheen on vampires, politicians, and soccer

Damned-UnitedImage Credit: Laurie SparhamMichael Sheen started 2009 as a werewolf, in the Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and ended it as a vampire in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. You’d be forgiven if you missed his other film when it was released in theaters. The Damned United, a biopic about infamous British soccer (aka football) coach Brian Clough, certainly doesn’t co-star Robert Pattinson. But the film, out this week on DVD, is a true gem, a sports film that’s not really like any other sports film you’ve ever seen.

United is written by Peter Morgan, the scribe who also helped Sheen become Tony Blair in The Queen and David Frost in Frost/Nixon. (The pair also worked together on an earlier Blair film for the BBC, The Deal; later this year brings a third installment, The Special Relationship.Trilogy alert!) Like those earlier films, The Damned United meshes a fascinating sliver of history with a deft character study. Clough is a brilliant strategist and a plucky underdog, but he’s also a self-imploding narcissist and a glamour hound. It’s a tricky performance to pull off, but Sheen makes you adore Clough even after you realize just how completely he’s destroying himself.

Sheen talked to EW.com about The Damned United, why playing real people isn’t too different from playing vampires, and the secret ingredient for making Volturi leader Aro scary (hint: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.) For historical accuracy and because it sounds cooler, “soccer” will be referred to as “football” throughout this Q&A.

EW: Most people in America probably haven’t heard of Brian Clough before. What did you know about him before you started work on The Damned United?
MICHAEL SHEEN: I knew him originally as the man on the TV my dad used to shout at whenever he came on. When I was growing up in the 70s, he would be on chat shows, and people were doing impersonations of him on entertainment shows, and he’d be on the football shows as well. So he was kind of everywhere. A very entertaining, but quite unsettling presence for me. There was something about him… I don’t know, it was like there was a kind of a desire in him. You could tell he was much more alive than anyone else that you saw on TV. There was something sort of restless. He required something of you when you watched him. I couldn’t put my finger on what it was. READ FULL STORY

Kristen Stewart promotes 'Yellow Handkerchief,' er, talks 'Breaking Dawn'

Sometimes it seems like Kristen Stewart is Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part III: Just when she thinks she’s out of Twilight, it pulls her back in. Collider.com has posted a clip and transcript of two interviews with Stewart during a junket for her new movie The Yellow Handkerchief, an indie drama about an ex-con (William Hurt) who road trips with a…well, it doesn’t really matter, suffice it to say that Stewart’s in it and she’s out answering questions, so bring on the Breaking Dawn. In the video below she parries a query about Dawn going 3-D by deferring to her Handkerchief costar Eddie Redmayne. (Nicely played Kristen!) For the record, Redmayne thinks it would be “scary” and he and Stewart agree it would be “out there.”

In another interview Collider asks her about the reports that Dawn might get split into two movies. Though she doesn’t know for sure what the plan is, Stewart seemed to think it was a good idea, saying, “The story so completely warrants two films and it would suck to have to…it would be really disappointing to have to be able to just go, ‘Okay, we have to lose this sequence and this scene and this sequence and this scene.’ So I would like to do two movies but I really, to be perfectly honest, don’t know what they’re going to do.” Collider’s writer concludes by noting that, although he got 200 emails with Twilight-related questions, it’s a little impolite to ask them all at the Yellow Handkerchief press tour. Don’t worry though kids. There’s always the Runaways junket next month. Confession time: Who’s really interested in Yellow Handkerchief? And who’s just using Yellow Handkerchief to make friends with Twilight?

'Twilight': 'Eclipse' scene to debut on Walmart-exclusive 'New Moon' DVD

As you’re making your plans to purchase The Twilight Saga: New Moon on DVD or Blu-ray, keep this in mind: Walmart’s Ultimate Fan Edition will be the only one to carry a seven-minute sneak peek of Eclipse. According to a press release hitting the wires Thursday, new interviews with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and Stephenie Meyer are integrated into the behind-the-scenes and on-set footage — which concludes with the world premiere of a scene from Eclipse, in theaters June 30. This exclusive look is in addition to 50 minutes of extra footage and interviews about New Moon, also available on the standard Special Edition. You can pre-order the Ultimate Fan Edition starting tomorrow.

Walmart will go all-out for the March 20 DVD release. Midnight events are planned in more than 2,600 24-hour stores, while 3,500 stores will feature special “Twilight Saga Shops” —  designed for both the “fan-pire” and “wolf-lover” — from mid-March to mid-April. Think $5 jewelry, $7 tanks, and $9 tees, as well as dolls, board and DVD games, and viewing party snacks.

The first Twilight film reigns as the most pre-ordered film in Walmart’s history. Will you pre-order New Moon, or trust that every retailer will anticipate the run and stock accordingly?

Read More: PopWatch’s New Moon interviews

Funnyordie's 'Twilight' parody, 'Dark Moon': It's so sensitive!

I’m biting my lip in approval for this Twilight parody, which stars singer/rapper/actress Eve as Becca, and Tropic Thunder‘s Brandon T. Jackson as Eddie, a sensitive, poorly coiffed dude who “cries more than any other man.” (Best line in the video: “Go away! You don’t know how sensitive I am!”)

What did you think of this parody? How does it rank amongst all the other clips that spoof Twilight?

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