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The Bottom Shelf: Frightfest, Faults and Killer Klowns

15 September 2014 12:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Indie horror Faults and Venezuelan chiller The House At The End Of Time are two of the films in this month's Bottom Shelf...

Summer holidays, barbecues on the beach and weekends decimated by relentless weddings: this is August for some. For other, more discerning types, it is about Frightfest, otherwise known as the chance to spend those rare sunny days ensconced in a darkened room for a horror movie marathon. This year’s Leicester Square event featured the usual mix of gonzo gore, copycat-killings and premiere screenings of future favourites; we managed to catch a few highlights.

The latest film from writer and director Riley Stearns (Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s husband, fact fans), Faults, received a European premiere last month. Massively enjoyable from start to finish, Stearns’ black comedy mostly eschews the genre necessity of scattergun bloody slayings in favour of an intelligent script focusing on the gaping voids left in desperate characters’ lives. »

- ryanlambie

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'Beyond the Lights': Toronto Review

11 September 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Midway through Beyond the Lights, Minnie Driver’s character, a brassy South London showbiz mother who gives Gypsy’s Rose a run for her money, snarls at her flailing supernova daughter, “Congratulations, you’re a bloody cliche!” That might be true, but Gina Prince-Bythewood’s entertaining music-biz melodrama is no less satisfying for the familiarity of its soapy trajectory. As the stunned deer in the headlights of fame, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is incandescent, playing a vulnerable young woman suffocating in the processed packaging of a sizzling pop goddess. Strong chemistry with co-star Nate Parker and a pulsing soundtrack should help give

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- David Rooney

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FX Says They Are Fearless — And We Believe Them

10 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

When FX — stylized as fX to suggest effects — was first launched in 1994 it was definitely a risk. The channel was built around live programming meant to create an interactive viewing experience tapping into the early days of the Internet. It was certainly bold. It was definitely original. But it didn’t last long.

By 1997, all but one of the live programs (Personal fX) remained, and all the talent — Jeff Probst, Suzanne Whang, Phil Keoghan, and Orlando Jones, who all got their start as fX personalities — were gone. With nothing original, the channel quickly became a forgettable network filled with reruns and fading movies.

It was a far cry from what the channel started out as and the network bolstered by captivating original programming that fans know today. It wasn’t until the ‘00s that the channel found its footing, winning over critics and audiences with its bold shows, such as Nip/Tuck, »

- Stacy Lambe

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'About a Boy' taps Chris Diamantopoulos as Fiona's love interest

9 September 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Fiona may actually find love in the second season of About a Boy.

EW has learned exclusively that Chris Diamantopoulos will appear in at least two episodes as a love interest for Minnie Driver’s needy single mom.

The Episodes and 24 alum will play Mr. Chris, Marcus’ charismatic, larger-than-life new English teacher who immediately has sparks with Fiona and has tension with Will.

About a Boy returns Oct. 14 at 9:30 p.m. on NBC. »

- Natalie Abrams

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Beyond the Lights’

8 September 2014 12:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Beyond the Lights” is a strange beast, . Yet writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love and Basketball”) nonetheless manages to fit all the warring elements of her screenplay into an undeniably entertaining, attractive package, buoyed by a fierce lead performance from Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a burgeoning pop star, and Nate Parker as the cop who saves her from suicide. Given the proper handling, this Nov. 14 Relativity release could well be a sleeper. 

Inauspiciously, the film begins with a prologue set in the late 1990s, as frizzy-haired British grade schooler Noni (India Jean-Jacques) delivers a beautiful a cappella rendition of Nina Simone’s “Blackbird” at a talent competition. She winds up in second place, but is ordered to smash the offending trophy by her tart-tongued, council-flat stage mom (Minnie Driver), who asks, “Do you wanna be a runner-up, or do you want to be a winner?” Harsh, maybe, but it sure worked out well »

- Andrew Barker

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Review: Impressive 'Beyond the Lights' proves Gina Prince-Bythewood isn't working enough

8 September 2014 12:02 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Toronto — Hollywood has long embraced the trope of the suffering superstar. You know the story, don’t you? A talented but misunderstood singer or actor struggles with the downside of living in the spotlight. Often there is a parent trying to live dreams through his or her child’s adult career. There might even be a hero who will appear from outside the creative world to protect the artist from the perils of fame and fortune. Yes, this is a narrative idea that has been explored countless times in movies and TV shows. It’s also the very simple logline for the new Relativity Media drama "Beyond the Lights." Thanks to the masterful direction of Gina Prince-Bythewood, however, the film shatters these cliché origins and turns into an unexpectedly electric and moving romantic drama. “Lights” has three stars that allow it to transcend the genre. The first is British born actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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2014 Reaper Awards Nominees Announced; Fan Vote Now Open!

1 September 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Labor Day is considered the end of summer, which means fall, our favorite season, is just around the corner. And it's also time to cast your votes for the sixth annual Reaper Awards, running now through October 17th. Winners will be announced just prior to Halloween on October 27th.

From the Press Release:

The Reaper Awards, honoring the best horror and thriller titles of the past year on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, are presented by Home Media Magazine and DreadCentral.com. Eligible titles were released between August 1, 2013, and July 31, 2014.

Results of the consumer vote will be combined with the selections of a judging panel of horror experts and home entertainment reviewers. The panel of judges will also select a Title of the Year.

Note that titles were submitted by participating studios, and if you believe a title is missing from the list, it may be due to the studio not submitting it for consideration. »

- Debi Moore

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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2014 Emmy Award Winners Dominated by 'Breaking Bad'

26 August 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Last night the 2014 Emmy Award winners were announced with "Breaking Bad" taking home top honors with five wings including Outstanding Drama Series, followed by "Modern Family" with three wins including Outstanding Comedy Series. FX programs "American Horror Story: Coven" and "Fargo" each took home two awards including an Outstanding Miniseries win for "Fargo". Meanwhile, new shows such as "Orange is the New Black" and "Silicon Valley" went home empty handed and for all the fanfare it received in its first season, including 12 Emmy nominations, "True Detective" only took home one win, that being for director Cary Joji Fukunaga". Personally, I don't give a lick about the Emmys, it's right there with the Grammys in terms of worthless awards shows for me. It's a show wherein people must nominate themselves and while most award shows are no better, this one is down there near the bottom for me. So, with that said, »

- Brad Brevet

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Emmy Awards 2014: Full list of the winners and nominees

26 August 2014 | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Digital Spy presents the full list of winners and nominees at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on Monday night (August 25) at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Louie

Modern Family - Winner

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

The Big Bang Theory

Veep

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Lena Dunham - Girls

Melissa McCarthy - Mike & Molly

Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie

Taylor Schilling - Orange Is the New Black

Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation

Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep - Winner

Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Louis Ck - Louie

Don Cheadle - House of Lies

Ricky Gervais - Derek

Matt LeBlanc - Episodes

William H Macy - Shameless

Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory - Winner

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Julie Bowen - Modern Family

Allison Janney - Mom - Winner

Kate Mulgrew »

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Film4 FrightFest 2014 Review – Stage Fright (2014)

26 August 2014 4:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stage Fright, 2014

Written and directed Jerome Sable

Starring Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ells, Melanie Leishman, Thomas Alderson, James McGowan, Meat Loaf and Minnie Driver

Synopsis:

A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.

If you took Friday the 13th, elements of Scream and the musical stylings of High School Musical and put them in a blood-filled blender with Meat Loaf, you’d get Stage Fright. It’s very fun, often hilarious and too silly for its own good at times.

Stage Fright opens with “the following is based on true events, while the names have been changed to protect the families, all song and dance routines are performed as they were,” so that should give you an idea of the movie’s tone. It’s very self-aware and features lots of obvious visual homages to horror movies of »

- Luke Owen

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Breaking Bad Tops True Detective at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

26 August 2014 2:47 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Breaking Bad’s amazing final season always meant that it was a likely winner come awards season. However, the debut of the critically acclaimed True Detective earlier this year did leave many wondering whether it might rob the end to Walter White’s story of one final sweep of prizes at last night’s Emmy Awards.

As it turns out, Breaking Bad would end up being rewarded for those amazing final episodes, though True Detective did earn a very well deserved award for director Cary Joji Fukunaga (who helmed all eight instalments).

The UK was represented by Sherlock, and that too did exceptionally well, walking away with Emmys for Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and writer Steven Moffat. Looking at the results, it’s hard to imagine anyone being too upset with the results, though many Game of Thrones fans won’t be happy to see that it was again snubbed. »

- Josh Wilding

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Richard Attenborough remembered at 2014 Emmys video

26 August 2014 2:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joanne Froggatt and Minnie Driver pay tribue to the late Sir Richard Attenborough at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Ejiofor, who was competing for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or a movie for Dancing on the Edge, praises Attenborough's support for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt and About a Boy's Minnie Driver remember the actor as a gentleman and 'British treasure' Continue reading »

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Richard Attenborough remembered at 2014 Emmys video

26 August 2014 2:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joanne Froggatt and Minnie Driver pay tribue to the late Sir Richard Attenborough at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Ejiofor, who was competing for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or a movie for Dancing on the Edge, praises Attenborough's support for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt and About a Boy's Minnie Driver remember the actor as a gentleman and 'British treasure' Continue reading »

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The Emmy Award Winners 2014 In Full

26 August 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

America’s version of the TV BAFTA’s, The Emmy Awards took place in Los Angeles last night. The cream of the televisual crop were out in force to celebrate the occasion. Whilst several big name shows including Game of Thrones and True Detective where up for several categories, it was Breaking Bad that scooped-up the main acting prizes which are whole-heartedly deserved and a fitting way to say goodbye to the show which ended last year.

Other shows that performed well were comedy series Modern Family for which Ty Burrell won best actor, and American Horror Story: Coven which saw both Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates take home the big acting trophies. Everyone’s favourite British sleuth also did well as Benedict Cumberbatch won for his role in series Sherlock. See below for the winners list in full and we’ve also put in the moving tribute from Billy Crystal for his friend, »

- Kat Smith

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And the winners of the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards are…

25 August 2014 11:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night, with Breaking Bad scooping five awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Oustanding Lead Actor (Bryan Cranston), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Aaron Paul), Oustanding Supporting Actress (Anna Gunn) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

Modern Family was also celebrating, taking Outstanding Comedy Series for the fifth consecutive year, , along with Outstanding Supporting Actor (Ty Burrell) and Outstanding Directing, while there was wins for American Horror Story: Coven, Sherlock, The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory and Fargo.

Check out a full list of the Emmy winners here…

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad” (AMC) (*Winner)

Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

House of Cards” (Netflix)

Mad Men” (AMC)

True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Louie” (FX)

Modern Family” (ABC) (*Winner)

Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Silicon Valley” (HBO)

Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, »

- Gary Collinson

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Emmy Awards 2014 Recap: 'Breaking Bad' & 'Modern Family Win Top Honors; 'Normal Heart' Earns Outstanding TV Movie Award

25 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

At the Seth Meyers-hosted 66th Annual Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, the night’s top awards went to Breaking Bad and Modern Family – both of which saw their stars honored as well.

Emmy Awards Recap

In addition to winning for Outstanding Comedy Series, Modern Family saw Ty Burrell win once again in the Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category for playing hapless father and real estate agent Phil Dunphy. Allison Janney won the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award for Mom. Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory) and Julia Louis Dreyfuss (Veep) won the lead comedic acting awards.

Outstanding Drama winner Breaking Bad saw Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn earn trophies – for Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Supporting Actor in a Drama series and Supporting Actress in a Drama series respectively – for their performances in the critically-acclaimed show’s final season. »

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Emmy Fashion: Red, White and Safe All Over

25 August 2014 7:28 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s no longer even an open secret that celebs don’t pick their own clothes for red carpet events, or any events really. They hire stylists, stylists have relationships with fashion houses, and fashion houses make strategic moves to have them aligned with the stars of the moment.

Take the impressive host of Lebanese designers: Elie Saab who dressed Julia Roberts in a short beaded frock, Nicholas Jebran who dressed Allison Janney in a long red velvet knotted dress and Zuhair Murad who dressed Camila Alves and Taylor Schilling. Some are up and comers, others, established designers, but would those actors have come upon these notable designers without the help of their stylists?

Matthew McConaughey has long been aligned with Dolce & Gabbana, and stuck with the label Monday night in a dashing navy tuxedo that recalled the ones he’s worn at other awards shows. Likewise, Octavia Spencer and Tadashi Shoji continued their relationship, »

- Alexandra Cheney

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Jessica Lange wins Miniseries or Movie Lead Actress Emmy

25 August 2014 6:31 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Jessica Lange won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie on Monday night for her performance on American Horror Story: Coven on FX.

“I’m profoundly surprised at this, but very grateful,” Lange said in her acceptance speech. “Special thanks to everybody who is part of my life on this show, starting with, as Kathy said, one of the greatest crews that work tirelessly.” She also thanked her castmates, “a cast that is a dream come true, beginning to end,” and added, “Thank you, thank you, thank you very much.”

Other nominees in the category were »

- Ashley Fetters

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'66th Primetime Emmy Awards' Winners!

25 August 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Today is the television industry's biggest event, with the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, airing live today, starting at 8 Pm Et/5 Pm Et on NBC. We'll be updating this story throughout the night with the latest winners, so keep checking back to find out who takes home The Emmy Awards this year. Some of these awards listed below were already handed out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards earlier this month.

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Outstanding Comedy Series

Modern Family

The Big Bang Theory

Louie

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad &#8226 AMC &#8226 Sony Pictures Television - Bryan Cranston as Walter White

House of Cards &#8226 Netflix &#8226 Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix - »

- MovieWeb

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