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Masiela Lusha talks Sharknado 5 on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our host Jeffrey C Graham interviews Masiela Lusha about her project Sharknado 5 on the Popcorn Talk Network.

Masiela Lusha (/ˌmɑːsiˈɛlə ˈluːʃə/; born October 23, 1985)
is an American actress, author, producer and humanitarian. Lusha gained worldwide recognition for playing her first major role as Carmen Consuela Lopez on the globally syndicated ABC sitcom George Lopez, a role which earned her two consecutive Young Artist Awards for Leading Young Actress in a Comedy or Drama. After transitioning into film, she had her breakout role in Sony Picture’s Blood: The Last Vampire. Lusha also starred alongside David Hasselhoff and Ian Ziering in SyFy’s television movie Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.

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Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the leading members and personalities of the film press and community including E!’s Maria Menounos, Scott “Movie” Mantz and Jeff Sneider.

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Scare LA and 2017 Halloween Season Preview | The ScareGuys Horror Show

Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “The ScareGuys Horror Show”. Breaking down some of the best horror films and aspects of the Genre leading up to Halloween!

Welcome to the very first episode of THE SCARE GUY, where we celebrate everything
that’s scary fun… this week we preview ScareLA, California’s premier horror convention, and we preview all the cool movies and events coming up this Halloween Season.

Jim Frye @conguyjim, Derek Samms @conguyderek, Luke Cheeseman @conguyluke, Ben Kliever @Benkliewer

Special Guests: Alana Jordon @alanajordon, Lora @ScareLosAngeles, Jose Valesquez

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Caroline Williams discusses Blood Feast on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our host Zoe Hewitt interviews Caroline Williams about her project Blood Feast on the Popcorn Talk Network.

Iconic actress Caroline Williams is known for her distinguished performances in notable films (The Legend of Billie Jean, Days of Thunder) and particularly the horror franchises: Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Hatchet, and the infamous Sharknado, to name a few. The blue-eyed beauty’s latest work include the much-anticipated Blood Feast, where she stars opposite Robert Rusler, and one of today’s hottest breakout stars-Sophie Monk is releasing July 30th nationwide in US and Canada in over 7800 theaters.

Williams is at the top of her game and recognized as a groundbreaking genre actress, alongside her spirit and sex appeal. Her recent artistic nude session with renowned photographer, Jeremy Saffer, releasing this fall, features full body and corpse paint, making any 25 year old envious and inspired.

As the seasoned trailblazer, her goal is to produce and star in her own franchise featuring a strong female Freddy Krueger-type lead. Her talents are apparent in all aspects of her life, and her fans are just dying to see what she does next.

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Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the leading members and personalities of the film press and community including E!’s Maria Menounos, Scott “Movie” Mantz and Jeff Sneider.

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What is The ScareGuy Podcast?! | The ScareGuys Horror Show

Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “The ScareGuys Horror Show”. Breaking down some of the best horror films and aspects of the Genre leading up to Halloween!

A quick recap of what The ScareGuys will be!

Jim Frye @conguyjim

Derek Samms @conguyderek

Luke Cheeseman @conguyluke

Ben Kliewer @benkliewer

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Hidden Figures as a Broadway Show? Discussing The Oscars Mixup & More – Meet the Movie Press for March 3rd, 2017

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast for your insider look into the day to day reporting of the hottest scoops, exclusives and reports from the leading reporters in the industry on all things movie news! It’s Popcorn Talk Network’s Meet the Movie Press, hosted by Mashable’s Jeff Sneider and Forbes’s Simon Thompson. Each week the two will discuss the ever changing landscape of movie news and trade reporting. With discussions on everything from Marvel casting to landing exclusive stories on major Hollywood tentpoles, Simon and Jeff will also talk to some of the leading reporters and bloggers in the industry today.

Today’s Topics: Hidden Figures may turn into a broadway show, Moonlight and Lala Land’s Oscar Mixup and more!

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Matt Reeves, Chris McKay, David F. Sandberg – Joining The Hero Movie Train! – Meet The Movie Press

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast for your insider look into the day to day reporting of the hottest scoops, exclusives and reports from the leading reporters in the industry on all things movie news! It’s Popcorn Talk Network’s Meet the Movie Press, hosted by Mashable’s Jeff Sneider and Forbes’s Simon Thompson. Each week the two will discuss the ever changing landscape of movie news and trade reporting. With discussions on everything from Marvel casting to landing exclusive stories on major Hollywood tentpoles, Simon and Jeff will also talk to some of the leading reporters and bloggers in the industry today.

Today’s Topics: Matt Reeves confirmed to direct Batman, Chris McKay to direct Nightwing, David F. Sandberg to direct Shazam, Simon Kinberg offers to direct X-Men: Apocalypse sequel, Drew Goddard to assist the script of Deadpool 2, Hellboy 3 rumors laid to rest by Del Toro, Iwan Rheon to star in Inhumans, Kyle Chandler to star in Godzilla sequel, Donald Glover & James Earl Jones to star in Disney’s live-action The Lion King. New cast photo dropped for Han Solo film, $120 mil. opening for Beauty And The Beast, Logan review, Get Out releases…. and more!!

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Mel Gibson’s Suicide Squad 2? Matt Reeves On Batman? So much more – Meet the Movie Press for February 17th, 2017

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast for your insider look into the day to day reporting of the hottest scoops, exclusives and reports from the leading reporters in the industry on all things movie news! It’s Popcorn Talk Network’s Meet the Movie Press, hosted by Mashable’s Jeff Sneider and Forbes’s Simon Thompson. Each week the two will discuss the ever changing landscape of movie news and trade reporting. With discussions on everything from Marvel casting to landing exclusive stories on major Hollywood tentpoles, Simon and Jeff will also talk to some of the leading reporters and bloggers in the industry today.

Today’s Topics:
Mel Gibson to direct Suicide Squad 2, Matt Reeves to direct the new Batman, new X-Men film to begin filming this year, Joe Carnahan to direct The Raid remake, Tim Minchin to star as Friar Tuck in Robin Hood: Origins, Niki Caro to direct Disney’s live-action Mulan, Coen Brothers to assist with script of Scarface remake, new Halloween sequel/reboot announcement, Sam Raimi to direct Bermuda Triangle film….. and more!!!!

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Star Wars, Halloween, World War Z II, & More – Meet the Movie Press

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast for your insider look into the day to day reporting of the hottest scoops, exclusives and reports from the leading reporters in the industry on all things movie news! It’s Popcorn Talk Network’s Meet the Movie Press, hosted by Mashable’s Jeff Sneider and Forbes’s Simon Thompson. Each week the two will discuss the ever changing landscape of movie news and trade reporting. With discussions on everything from Marvel casting to landing exclusive stories on major Hollywood tentpoles, Simon and Jeff will also talk to some of the leading reporters and bloggers in the industry today.

Today’s topics: Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Star Wars, Halloween, World War Z II …. and more!!!

 

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The Cast of Followed on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our host Megan Salinas interviews the cast of Followed on the Popcorn Talk Network.

Shortly after Halloween, an anonymous video was uploaded to discussion boards across the web. The 2-hour clip featured a screen-capture of an unknown viewer scrolling through the video posts of popular vlogger “ImpoliteMike,” specifically the final episodes that led to his widely talked-about disappearance. The video ignited a flurry of heated discussions between skeptics and conspiracy theorists who debated whether the video was someone’s idea of a bad joke, or the possibility that the missing vlogger’s killer(s) may have uploaded the post with malicious intent. Whatever the case, this series of vlogs will send icy shivers down your spine.

 

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Evil Dead II (1987)… is a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast that offers a glimpse into the movies we love to watch with breakdown and analysis of the movies some might call… a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”. Join us each week as Ben Begley and Jesse McIntosh breakdown your favorite films, from the classics to the yet to be seen; it’s all here under one banner… GUILTY MOVIE PLEASURES!

Today we’re talking about Evil Dead II (1987)!

Evil Dead II is a 1987 American comedy horror film directed by Sam Raimi. It is a parody sequel to the 1981 horror film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel (they wrote the screenplay during the production of another collaboration Crimewave), produced by Robert Tapert, and stars Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams.

Filming took place in Michigan and North Carolina in 1986 and the film was released in the United States on March 13, 1987. It was a minor box office success, achieving just under $6 million. It garnered positive reviews in which critics praised Raimi’s direction and Campbell’s performance.

Like the original, Evil Dead II has accumulated a cult following. The film was followed by a third installment, Army of Darkness, in 1992 and a television series, Ash vs Evil Dead, in 2015.

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Trick ‘r Treat (2007)… is a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast that offers a glimpse into the movies we love to watch with breakdown and analysis of the movies some might call… a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”. Join us each week as Ben Begley and Jesse McIntosh breakdown your favorite films, from the classics to the yet to be seen; it’s all here under one banner… GUILTY MOVIE PLEASURES!

Today we’re talking about Trick ‘r Treat (2007)!

Trick ‘r Treat is a 2007 American-Canadian horror anthology film written and directed by Michael Dougherty. The film stars Dylan Baker, Brian Cox, Rochelle Aytes, Lauren Lee Smith, Leslie Bibb, and Anna Paquin. It centers on four Halloween-related horror stories. One common element that ties the stories together is the presence of Sam, a mysterious child trick-or-treater wearing shabby orange pajamas with a burlap sack over his head, that makes an appearance in all the stories whenever someone breaks Halloween traditions.

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Silent Hill Review | Video Game Movie Anatomy

Video Game Movie Anatomy hosts break down Video Game inspired movies to answer the age old question: DO GAMES MAKE GOOD MOVIES?!?! In today’s episode, hosts Mark Donica, Stacey Shuttleworth and Patrick Dees discuss the Silent Hill!

Silent Hill is a 2006 Canadian-French horror film directed by Christophe Gans and written by Roger Avary, Gans, and Nicolas Boukhrief. The film is an adaptation of Konami‘s survival horror video game series Silent Hill. The film, particularly its emotional, religious, and aesthetic content, includes elements from the first, second, third, and fourth games in the series. It stars Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden,Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates, Tanya Allen, Alice Krige, and Jodelle Ferland.

The film follows Rose, who takes her adopted daughter Sharon to the town of Silent Hill, for which Sharon cries while sleepwalking. Arriving at Silent Hill, Rose is involved in a car accident and awakens to find Sharon missing; while searching for her daughter, she fights a local cult while uncovering Sharon’s connection to the town’s past.

The Ring Vs. The Grudge – Monster Movie Mash-up Episode 2

Join Lacretia Lyon, Sam Davidson and Renee Ariel break down famous movie monsters and how they match up! Today we’re talking about The Ring Films and The Grudge Films and which are better.

About Monster Movie Mashup: For the month of October, join our hosts as they battle it out to decide which horror movie is the best in weekly bouts!

Hocus Pocus | Watchalong!

Popcorn Talk Personalities sit in for a WatchAlong with Halloween! Join Marisa Serafini, Autumn Chiklis, and Roxy Striar for commentary on today’s movie! Download, Rate and Review the Audio Version on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/watchalong!/id1050050922?mt=2 Hocus Pocus is a 1993 American comedy fantasy film directed by Kenny Ortega, and stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as a trio of witches, the Sanderson Sisters, who are inadvertently resurrected by a cynical teenager, his younger sister and his girlfriend in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts. The film received negative reviews from critics during its theatrical release but has since become a cult film.

John Carpenter Profile – Episode #42 (October 27th, 2015)

Popcorn Talk proudly presents Profiles with Malone and Mantz! In this vodcast series hosts Alicia Malone and Scott “Movie” Mantz break down and focus on some of the most prolific Hollywood directors, writers and actors in the entertainment industry – past & present. Comment and Rate us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/profiles/id908850713?mt=2 Today it’s all about John Carpenter… So who else to discuss him than with Adrienne Barbeau and Keith David! “They Live” is available to rent or buy on iTunes: https://goo.gl/6ak6Iq John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, he is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction films from the 1970s and 1980s. Carpenter’s most notable films are Halloween (1978), Escape from New York (1981) and Starman (1984). Many of Carpenter’s films from the 1970s and the 1980s have come to be viewed as cult classics, and Carpenter has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker. Cult classics include: Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Fog (1980), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986),Prince of Darkness (1987) and They Live (1988). Follow Alicia on Twitter! Follow Scott on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE TO PROFILES ON ITUNES!

Halloween | Watchalong!

Popcorn Talk Personalities sit in for a WatchAlong with Halloween! Join HorrorFlix’s Cody Hall and Christian Ruvalcaba for commentary on today’s movie! Download, Rate and Review the Audio Version on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/watchalong!/id1050050922?mt=2 Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producerDebra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. The film was the first installment in what has become the Halloween franchise. The plot is set in the fictional Midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois. On Halloweennight in 1963, a six-year-old Michael Myers dressed in a clown costume murders his older sister by stabbing her with a kitchen knife. Fifteen years later, Michael Myers, age 21, escapes from a psychiatric hospital, returns home, and stalksLaurie Strode and her friends. Michael’s psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis suspects Michael’s intentions, and follows him to Haddonfield to try to prevent him from killing. Halloween was produced on a budget of $300,000 and grossed $47 million at the box office in the United States, and $70 million worldwide, equivalent to $250 million as of 2014, becoming one of the most profitable independent films. Many critics credit the film as the first in a long line of slasher films inspired by Alfred Hitchcock‘s Psycho (1960). Halloweenhad many imitators and originated several clichés found in low-budget horror films of the 1980s and 1990s. Unlike many of its imitators, Halloween contains little graphic violence and gore. In 2006, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Matthew A. Brown, Ashley C. Williams, and Ryan Cooper discusses Julia on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, hosts Kristen Snyder and Ryan Malaty interview Matthew A. Brown, Ryan Cooper, and Ashley C. Williams from Julia in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. @ThePopcornTalk

Val Lewton Discussion | Historic Hollywood

Historic Hollywood hosts Lex Michael, Karie Bible, and Byron Thompson do an an in depth discovery of the masters of film who built Hollywood. In depth biography and filmography of the cinematic masters of the past. Today we’re talking about Val Lewton. Lewton worked as a writer for the New York City MGM publicity office, providing novelizations of popular movies for serialization in magazines, which were sometimes later collected into book form. He also wrote promotional copy. He quit this position after the success of his 1932 novel No Bed of Her Own, but when three later novels that same year failed to succeed as well, he journeyed to Hollywood for a job writing a screen treatment of Gogol‘s Taras Bulba for David O. Selznick. The connection for this job came through Lewton’s mother, Nina.[clarification needed] Though a film of Taras Bulba did not follow, Lewton was hired by MGM to work as a publicist and assistant to Selznick. His first screen credit was “revolutionary sequences arranged by” in David O. Selznick‘s 1935 version of A Tale of Two Cities. Lewton also worked as an uncredited writer for Selznick’s Gone with the Wind, including writing the scene where the camera pulls back to reveal hundreds of wounded soldiers at the Atlanta depot. Lewton also worked for Selznick as a story editor, a scout for discovering literary properties for Selznick’s studio, and as a go-between with the Hollywood censorship system. On the documentary The Making of Gone With the Wind Lewton is described by another Selznick employee as warning that Gone With the Wind was unfilmable, and Selznick would be making “the mistake of his life” trying to make a successful movie of it. In 1942, Lewton was named head of the horror unit at RKO studios, at a salary of US$250 per week. He would have to follow three rules: each film had to come in under a US$150,000 budget, each was to run under 75 minutes, and Lewton’s supervisors would supply the film titles. Lewton’s first production was Cat People, released in 1942. The film was directed by Jacques Tourneur, who subsequently also directed I Walked With a Zombie and The Leopard Man for Lewton. Made for US$134,000, the film went on to earn nearly US$4 million, and was the top moneymaker for RKO that year. This success enabled Lewton to make his next films with relatively little studio interference, allowing him to fulfill his vision, despite the sensationalistic film titles he was given, focusing on ominous suggestion and themes of existential ambivalence. Lewton always wrote the final draft of the screenplays for his films, but avoided on-screen co-writing credits except in two cases, The Body Snatcher and Bedlam, for which he used the pseudonym “Carlos Keith”, which he had previously used for the novel Where the Cobra Sings. After RKO promoted Tourneur to A films, Lewton gave first directing opportunities to Robert Wise and Mark Robson. Between 1945 and 1946, Boris Karloff appeared in three films for RKO produced by Lewton: Isle of the Dead, The Body Snatcher, and Bedlam. In a 1946 interview with Louis Berg, of the Los Angeles Times, Karloff credited Lewton with saving him from what Karloff saw as the overextended Frankenstein franchise at Universal Pictures. Berg writes, “Mr. Karloff has great love and respect for Mr. Lewton as the man who rescued him from the living dead and restored, so to speak, his soul.”

Saw 8 & A New Halloween Movie? Ryan Turek Of Shocktillyoudrop.com Guests – Oct. 31st, 2014 – Meet The Movie Press

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast for your insider look into the day to day reporting of the hottest scoops, exclusives and reports from the leading reporters in the industry on all things movie news! It’s Popcorn Talk Network’s Meet the Movie Press, hosted by Mark E Reilly (Editor in Chief Schmoesknow.com) and film reporter from The Wrap (Thewrap.com) Jeff Sneider. Each week the two will discuss the ever changing landscape of movie news and trade reporting. With discussions on everything from Marvel casting to landing exclusive stories on major Hollywood tentpoles, Mark and Jeff will also talk to some of the leading reporters and bloggers in the industry today. On a very special, SPOOKY Halloween themed episode of MEET THE MOVIE PRESS, Jeff and Reilly welcome in Ryan Turek, Managing Editor of Shocktillyoudrop.com! And what a special Halloween episode this is! We discuss the scoops of SAW 8 and the Next Chapter in the HALLOWEEN franchises and what Jeff, Ryan and Reilly have been hearing from the battlefront. Plus! Ryan, Jeff and Reilly deliver the goods on ALL THINGS HORROR! What horror movies are coming; what do we all want from the genre? More remakes? More reboots? Based on the slew of AWESOME horror movies that are out there that Ryan has seen on the festival circuit, it’s a good time to be a horror fan! So strap yourself in, grab a pen and paper to take copious notes because we delve in to all the latest horror fare and when and where you can see these upcoming gems! Enjoy!   Follow Mark Reilly! Follow Jeff Sneider! Visit SchmoesKnow.com! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

The Nightmare Before Christmas | Anatomy of a Movie

In this show, AOM hosts Phil Svitek, Sara Stretton, Demetri Panos, and Marisa Serafini discuss the 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas, often promoted as Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, an American stop motion musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick and produced/co-written by Tim Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, a being from “Halloween Town” who opens a portal to “Christmas Town” and decides to celebrate the holiday, with some dastardly consequences. Danny Elfman wrote the film score and provided the singing voice of Jack, as well as other minor characters. The remaining principal voice cast includes Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page and Glenn Shadix. The Nightmare Before Christmas originated in a poem written by Tim Burton in 1982, while he was working as a Disney animator. With the success of Vincent in the same year, Disney started to consider developing The Nightmare Before Christmas as either a short film or 30-minute television special. Over the years, Burton’s thoughts regularly returned to the project, and in 1990, Burton and Disney made a development deal. Production started in July 1991 in San Francisco. Disney decided to release the film under their Touchstone Pictures banner because they thought the film would be “too dark, and scary for kids.”. The hosts discuss everything from filmography, to casting/acting, directing, cinematography, editing, score, sound editing, etc. HELPFUL LINKS: IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107688/ Wiki Page – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nightmare_Before_Christmas Amazon Link to Collector’s Disc – http://www.amazon.com/Nightmare-Christmas-Two-Disc-Collectors-Edition/dp/B001AIRUOU Original Trailer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qrB9I3DM80 Spencer’s Nightmare Before Christmas Items – http://www.spencersonline.com/brands_nightmare-before-christmas/ Pumpkin Patch Fansite – http://www.nightmarebeforechristmas.net/ Making of Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-LXKoNOMj0 20 Crazy Facts About the Movie – http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariellecalderon/the-making-of-the-nightmare-before-christmas On Stop Motion Animation – http://realstopmotion.tumblr.com/post/27484326634/nightmare-before-christmas-making-of Song Lyrics – http://www.metrolyrics.com/making-christmas-lyrics-the-nightmare-before-christmas.html

Hocus Pocus | Anatomy of a Movie

In this show, Marisa Serafini and co-hosts Stretton and Phil Svitek discuss the 1993 Kenny Ortega’s film Hocus Pocus in which after 300 years, three sister witches are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it us up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches reign of terror once and for all. They discuss everything from filmography, to casting/acting, directing, cinematography, editing, score, sound editing, etc.

HELPFUL LINKS: Hocus Pocus IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107120/ Bette Midler Discusses Film – http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/10/31/Bette-Midler-loves-Hocus-Pocus-does-not-love-Miley-Cyrus-Lady-Gaga/5681383265627/ Michigan Daily Article on Film – http://www.michigandaily.com/arts/11notebook-hocus-pocus-musical13 NPR’s It Just Isn’t Halloween Without Hocus Pocus – http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/10/31/241910185/it-just-isnt-halloween-without-a-little-hocus-pocus Hocus Pocus Sequel? – http://www.ibtimes.com/hocus-pocus-2-works-cast-reunites-20th-anniversary-talk-about-sequel-photos-1438304 Is Hocus Pocus the Best Gay Movie? – http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2013/10/31/hocus_pocus_best_gay_halloween_movie.html EW’s Debate on Sequel – http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/10/31/hocus-pocus-sequel/ Hocus Pocus Turns 20 – http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/31/hocus-pocus-turns-20-meet-the-voice-behind-binx-the-talking-cat.html AV Club Revisits Hocus Pocus – http://www.avclub.com/article/revisiting-emhocus-pocusem-the-silliest-halloween–104682 13 Essential Life Lessons Hocus Pocus Has Taught Us – http://www.hypable.com/2013/10/31/hocus-pocus-13-essential-life-lessons/ Hocus Pocus Reunites for 20th Anniversary – http://news.moviefone.com/2013/10/25/hocus-pocus-cast-reunites-for-20th-anniversary-screening/ Perez Hilton Article On Making of Film – http://perezhilton.com/2013-10-29-bette-midler-says-hocus-pocus-one-of-her-favorite-movies-she-has-ever-made#sthash.zTzGZ3eY.dpbs HuffPost Article on Bette Midler Loving the Film – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/30/bette-midler-hocus-pocus_n_4178119.html