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Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:24:18 +0000
FEARnyc is the destination for horror fans in New York as we get closer to Halloween. The film festival, put together by director John Capo, is showing over 65 horror movies through Thursday, including world premiere originals and timeless classics. FEARnyc emanates from Cinema Village, located near NYC's Union Square. On Saturday, I arrived at 4:45 pm and took in an awesome four-film marathon that included the world premiere of Pool Party Massacre, as well as classics The Lost Boys, George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, and 1973's The Exorcist, the latter of which included a seance [...]
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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:53:49 +0000
Last night was the first night of the FEARnyc film festival in New York City, and along with screening several classic and new horror films, it also hosted the world premiere of Shawn Burkett’s Don’t Fuck in the Woods.
The vulgarly, but appropriately titled 90-minute film is like Slumber Party Massacre meets Creature from the Black Lagoon, and is definitely an homage to the creature-feature and 80s slasher subgenres.
After the premiere at Cinema Village theater at NYC's Greenwich Village, fans took part in a Q&A with the film's writer-director Shawn Burkett, stars Nadia White and Brittany Blanton, and producer Chris Gierowski. Earlier in the day, I had the chance to sit down with Shawn Burkett and Chris Gierowski to talk about the film, as well as a puppet-horror film called Head that Gierowski worked on that's also playing at FEARnyc this week [...]
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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:07:13 +0000
Episode 2.4 "Halloween Blues"
Written by Brad Falchuk
Directed by Loni Peristere
Starring Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Kirstie Alley, Niecy Nash, Lea Michele, Taylor Lautner, John Stamos
Air Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9pm
Spoilers for Scream Queens...
Sorry this is late, but Tuesday night was Amy Schumer at Madison Square Garden in NYC... but here's what's happening on Scream Queens. My poor sweet Chad Radwell (Glen Powell) is dead. I have not, and will not recover. His body fell Suspiria-style through the stained glass ceiling at his supposed wedding to Chanel (Emma Roberts). The CURE Institute has been shockingly successful at finding cures for bizarre ailments, while at the same time being horrible at keeping its patients alive post-cure. The Green Meanie continues to wreak have on the hospital now run by Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis). Thirty years ago on Halloween night, a patient was ignored and died thanks to the staff who then dumped his body in the swamp. Now, in order to try to lure the killer out, the current gang are having their own hospital Halloween party [...]
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:45:16 +0000
Deadpool director Tim Miller has exited the production of the sequel, obviously titled Deadpool 2 (for now), over creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds, according to Mike Fleming Jr. at Deadline. Miller had not formally signed on to direct the sequel to this year's surprise comic book action-comedy blockbuster (which grossed $760 million worldwide) when he decided to step down.
This news comes just two days after it was reported that Miller was looking at several prominent actresses for the role of the mutant assassin Domino, including Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Swiss Army Man), and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service). Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) remains one of the top contenders to play the fan-favorite mutant antihero Cable [...]
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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:29:57 +0000
Are you a horror fan loading up on scary movies during the Halloween season? Well, if you live in or around the New York City area, FEARnyc has you covered. Emanating from the Cinema Village on 22 East 12th Street in Manhattan, FEARnyc is the film festival horror fans need and deserve. Featuring a mix of world premieres and classics, the fest runs through next Thursday, October 27th.
I was there last night for the red carpet and a trio of screenings: Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well the U.S. premiere of Lex Ortega's Atroz and the world premiere of Shawn Burkett's Don't Fuck in the Woods. I had a chance to speak with Burkett and producer Chris Gierowski about their new film, so watch for that here real soon, as well as a retro review of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre [...]
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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:00:15 +0000
This year movie fans around the world celebrate the 30th anniversary of director James Cameron's blockbuster sequel, Aliens. The movie is the follow-up to Ridley Scott's classic 1979 original, Alien, and was released in July of 1986. Costing a little under $20 million to make, it would go on to bring in over $131 million worldwide at the box office.
To help celebrate the anniversary, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has launched a special Aliens lens for Snapchat users to enjoy. With it, you can turn yourself into a feared Xenomorph, or you can even get your very own facehugger to latch on to your skull. Adorable little guys, really. Misunderstood.
You can see how the facehugger looks in the image below. [...]
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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:32:20 +0000
This deal is getting better all the time.
Back in August, we reported that Phil Lord and Chris Miller, directors of the upcoming Star Wars Story spin-off that follows a young Han Solo (to be played by Alden Ehrenreich), were looking at Donald Glover, star of Community, Atlanta, and The Martian and the Grammy-winning rap artist known as Childish Gambino, for the role of Han's fellow charming scoundrel Lando Calrissian.
Today, Lucasfilm has officially announced that Glover will indeed play Calrissian in the as-yet-untitled feature [...]
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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:19:33 +0000
Norwegian extreme metal band Tsjuder has had a rocky history. Their numerous line-up changes, break-ups, and other assorted misfortunes have resulted in the band only releasing five full-length albums in its tumultuous 23-year career.
But, when they're active they are super influential, as evidenced in today's Black Metal Friday selection. The band's 2006 live DVD Norwegian Apocalypse shows the band in all of its live glory [...]
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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:00:37 +0000
It has been a while since Godzilla 2 made news. Earlier this year, Gareth Edwards stepped away from the project after he and Legendary Pictures went their separate ways. Edwards has stated that he wanted to do something smaller after he's done with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, so stepping away from the Godzilla sequel would allow him to do that. Now with Warner Bros. setting up for Kong: Skull Island, they need to start developing Godzilla 2, which would eventually lead up to Godzilla vs King Kong.
It was two years ago that Max Borenstein was reportedly confirmed to write the sequel. Now the film will be getting new writers. According to a new report, Krampus writing duo Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields will now pen the script [...]
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:11:07 +0000
On this week's Drill Down podcast #148 "Bad Hombres," Donald Trump is insecure, but Peter Thiel is still supportive. Tesla goes fully autonomous, Netflix takes over Hollywood (and CBS steps up to challenge), and Red Dead Redemption shoots for 2017...and much, much more! [...]
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:20:33 +0000
There has been a lot of good hype surrounding Denis Villeneuve's Arrival, starring Amy Adams. It's been making a few stops at film festivals, with audiences raving that it is one of the best sci-fi films to date. Now with its release just a few short weeks away, Paramount Pictures is making one last marketing push to get you to see the film. A new trailer has been released, revealing just how stressful translating an alien language can be and how their arrival can create global tension.
Check out the new trailer here [...]
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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:00:08 +0000
Continuing on with a special three-part edition of Disney In Depth, this second article (read part one here if you missed it) recognizes even more defining moments in The Walt Disney Company's history over these past 50 years (1967 - 2016) since Walt died.
Let the (chronological) countdown move forward with 50 Defining Moments Since Walt Disney Died Part 2! [...]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:30:44 +0000
I, like many others, have a bunch of movie favorites I watched as a kid in the '80s. Some well-known and enjoyed to this day; others much more obscure. One of the more obscure titles is 1987's Benji the Hunted, part of the series of Benji the dog movies seen mostly in the '70s and '80s. How many of these Benji movies I actually saw, I couldn't say, but Hunted has always stuck with me.
The series began in 1974 with the simply titled Benji, which was written, directed, and produced by Joe Camp. The movie did insanely well considering the year it was released, making $45 million at the box office on a $500,000 budget. Now comes word that the original is not only being remade by Camp's son Brandon Camp, but it's already begun filming. [...]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:32:30 +0000
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again
Based on The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Jim Sharman
Directed by Kenny Ortega
Starring Laverne Cox, Tim Curry, Victoria Justice, Ryan McCartan, Reeve Carney, Christina Milian, Annaleigh Ashford, Adam Lambert, Staz Nair, Ben Vereen, Ivy Levan
Air Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 8-10pm
Going into FOX's The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, you know that it can never live up to the 1975 cult classic film, but it can do its originator justice. Unfortunately, this new 2-hour TV special doesn't.
The original The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a horror-comedy musical, became a counter-culture sensation after midnight screenings generated the now-famous audience participations, cosplay, and in-theater act-alongs. The film itself was an homage to classic science fiction-monster movies, complete with camp, meshed with gender-bending and titillations that were still considered taboo at the time, all set to catchy rock and roll tunes. It was unique, it was exciting, and it resonated with people so strongly that the movie and soundtrack are still in play today, and theater productions continue to be staged around Halloween time each year [...]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:00:11 +0000
On Sunday night season seven of AMC's The Walking Dead begins, and fans will finally get the answer to the question they've been pondering, theorizing, fearing over the past six months (after getting past that initial unadulterated rage phase after season six ended). And when that first episode begins and we get that answer, chances are high that for some fans things will be brought right back around to unadulterated rage. If you watch the show, you know what that question is. If not, I won't say any more than this about it (though there will be spoilers below, so proceed with caution).
But while we prepare ourselves mentally and emotionally for whatever is going to happen, there's still some time for a few laughs. If you need a refresher on what's gone down in the first six seasons of The Walking Dead, or if, for whatever strange reason, you want to watch the new season but don't feel like watching the first six, a new video has been released in which comedy legend and Monty Python member John Cleese reminds you/sums up what's happened so far. It's basically the same as Samuel L. Jackson's beginner's guide to Game of Thrones for us, only shorter and John Cleese style! Check it out below. [...]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:00:47 +0000
American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare
Season 6 Episode 6 "Chapter 6"
Directed by Angela Bassett
Written by Ned Martel
Created by Brad Falchuk & Ryan Murphy
Starring Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Wes Bentley, Chaz Bono, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Cuba Gooding Jr.
Air date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 10pm
Spoilers for American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare...
Throughout the first half of season 6 of American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare, we followed the Millers, Matt (Andre Holland) and Shelby (Lily Rabe) telling the cameras their story. Their colonial home in North Carolina was haunted by the first settlers of the Roanoke colony, led by The Butcher, Thomasin White (Kathy Bates). Thomasin, with the help of a witch (Lady Gaga) slaughtered her entire clan and family and have been returning from the dead every blood moon to rid people from their ancestral land. The series, done with “dramatic re-enactments” showed the Miller’s struggle to survive with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sarah Paulson acting as the Millers.
More below [...]
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:00:54 +0000
Given how Deadpool was a huge success, it comes as no surprise that Fox is moving ahead with Deadpool 2. Those who stuck around for the after-credits sequence were given a small treat when the title character told the audience that Cable would be in the sequel. While details on who could play Cable are still sketchy, there is a new report saying who director Tim Miller has his eyes on to play the role of Domino.
According to this new report, Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Sienna Miller (High Rise), Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond), Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), and Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) are all on the shortlist to play Domino. More on the story below. [...]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:00:59 +0000
Season 5 Episode 3: "A Matter of Trust"
Directed by Gregory Smith
Written by Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich
Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Starring Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Echo Kellum, Paul Blackthorne
Air Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016, 8:00pm
Last week on Arrow, Oliver (Stephen Amell) recruited Team 2.0, hence the name. He was completely brutal to Curtis, Wild Dog, and Evelyn Sharp (Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Madison McLaughlin), and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) tried to talk some sense into him (she also had a moment where she looked sick). But Diggle (David Ramsey) is back in the military, but got framed and thrown in jail. Mayor Queen made a deal with AmerTek to fund a free clinic for his broken city. One of the reps got attacked by something with magic tentacles. Turns out that "Ragman" is a good guy and AmerTek is in bed with Tobias Church (Chad Coleman). Secret bankruptcies and what not. Prometheus is the new "Big Bad," who is bigger and badder than Tobias Church. Who could it be?
Spoilers below [...]
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:06:08 +0000
Earlier this week, after a couple of teases, came news that excited gamers everywhere had been waiting to hear for six years now: Red Dead Redemption 2 is officially on the way. Rockstar Games made the announcement, which came with confirmation that the game would be arriving sometime in the fall of next year.
Rockstar also announced that the first trailer for the game would be arriving on Thursday morning at 11AM. As you're probably aware, that time has arrived, and so has the promised first trailer.
Head below now to get your first look at Red Dead Redemption 2. [...]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:38:39 +0000
Today Nintendo introduced the world to their latest home console, which was code named the "NX" but will officially be called the Nintendo Switch.
To show their excited fanbase, who have been desperately awaiting more info on the new console, what it looks like, Nintendo has released a preview trailer. It shows all the good stuff you'd want to see if you're interested in buying one, of course. But it also includes some surprises, such as the ability to play Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. That's the kind of game Nintendo users usually miss out on, and now they'll get a chance to get lost in that world like many others have before them, and will be again soon with the release of Skyrim Remastered. It could also be exciting for longtime fans of Skyrim, as the new console will give them the option of playing it anywhere.
You can see how the console looks in the trailer below. [...]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:06:03 +0000
As we were promised with that first look image of Hugh Jackman (X-Men, Les Misérables, The Prestige) as an older Wolverine in the movie set to be his final performance as the mutant, titled Logan, the first trailer has been released online by 20th Century Fox. The movie is closing things out with a bang, said to be R-rated with the tone of a western movie.
Starring alongside Jackman is Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, The Predator), Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies, Life's Too Short), Richard E. Grant (Bram Stoker's Dracula, Game of Thrones), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange Is the New Black, Fear the Walking Dead), and Patrick Stewart (Star Trek, X-Men, American Dad!). We've also seen some images of some of these actors, which can be found right here.
Continue below to watch the first trailer for Logan. [...]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:00:30 +0000
Those who have been keeping up with the marketing campaign for Logan, the final Wolverine solo movie starring Hugh Jackman, have been getting very small lessons in black and white photography. Most of what we've seen so far have been black and white images posted on social media either through the cast's accounts or on director James Mangold's account. The latter offers the ISO count and the shutter speeds used to take the photos.
While most of these have been looks at the supporting cast, we haven't had a really good look at how Logan himself will look, aside from the scarred hand that was seen in the teaser poster. Now a new image has popped up online giving us an idea of how old Logan will be in the film and how his powers may be deteriorating in the process. Check it out below. [...]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:50:30 +0000
Season 3 Episode 3: "Magenta"
Directed by Armen V. Kevorkian
Written by Judalina Neira & David Kob
Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Keiynan Lonsdale
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns
Air Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, 8:00pm
Last week on The Flash, Barry told Felicity (Grant Gustin, Emily Bett Rickards) the whole convoluted tale of his flashpoint paradox, with masterful storytelling editing. The enjoyment of this season thus far are the subtle changes wrought by the unfixed fix (Diggle's son?), with the exception of Cisco (Carlos Valdes) being morose. Earth-2 Flash (John Wesley Shipp) grabbed him to give him a dad lecture about moving on. Barry came clean to his friends, who took it with varying degrees of grace and anger. Alchemy woke up Rival who tried to kill him, but Barry beat him. Barry's new lab mate, Julian (Tom Felton), hates him.
Spoilers below [...]
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:30:18 +0000
25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
Written by Sam Maggs
Illustrated by Sophia Foster-Dimino
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
This is definitely the age of the woman. We are so close to having a woman president for the FIRST time! Of course, it's long overdue. It's also Wonder Woman's 75th anniversary. So it is appropriate that Quirk Books have released this "wonder" of a book called Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs.
Although it says 25 women, there are so many more women in here than that, including some Q & As with some incredible females. Without these gender rule-breaking phenomenons, women would not be doctors (thank you Blackwell sisters in the 19th Century!), we would not have paper bags (thank you Margaret Knight!), and the feeding tube would be fiction (thank you Bessie Blount Griffin!). And there's so much more. You think of how hard women have it now, fighting stereotypes in this man's world to this day, and you just marvel at the success through the struggle during less enlightened times.
More below [...]
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:30:32 +0000
Episode 2.13 "Halloween" & 2.14 "Halloween II"
Written by Eoghan O'Donnell & Richard Register
Directed by Oz Scott
Starring Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, John Karna, Carlson Young, Santiago Segura
Air Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9pm
Spoilers for Scream...
MTV’s Scream has splattered the network with blood and gore each of the last two summers. Fitting with the season, they released a special 2-hour Halloween Special for Season 3. Poor Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) has had to deal with a lot these past two seasons. Season 1’s killer, Piper Shaw (Amelia Rose Blaire), turned out to be her half sister. And when she was killed off, we found she had an unknown accomplice. Turns out Kieran (Amadeus Serafini) was said accomplice, and he was Emma’s boyfriend. Considering her first boyfriend on the show was brutally hacked up season 1, Emma is NOT doing too well in the love department [...]