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Peter Jackson to Direct ‘Dr. Who': Watch Announcement Starring His Daughter, His Oscars and Peter Capaldi (Video)

21 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Peter Jackson will direct an upcoming episode of “Doctor Who,” Jackson confirmed on Facebook. In a video featuring his daughter, Jackson sits at his kitchen table polishing his many Oscars. His daughter then tells him that Steven Moffat has been emailing him to arrange for Jackson to direct an episode of BBC sci-fi series. Jackson, the director of the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” franchises, is hesitant to commit to directing the episode, but then he gets a surprise visit from the current Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi. Also Read: Christopher Lee Gets Heartfelt Tribute From 'Lord of the Rings' Director Peter. »

- Joe Otterson

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Ranked: Every James Bond Film

29 November 2015 4:16 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Cinelinx honors one of the longest running movie franchises in history by ranking all the primary Bond films from worst to best.

Our month of James Bond comes to an end. For our grand finale, we're ranking all of the Eon Productions/MGM Studios films. That's 24 films in total, starting with 1961's Dr. No and ending with the latest, 2015's Spectre. During this time, the franchise has seen a lot of sucess, but also has had its fair share of miscues and issues with legal rights. Six actors have played James Bond himself, each with a unique take on the character that has, in turn, led to different styles of films. James Bond is originally based on the character created by British novelest Ian Flemming. Although many of the films borrow their titles from Flemming's novels, they tend to borrow few aspects from their respetive novels/short stories and have unique plots. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Looking Back on the Long Film History of Frankenstein

28 November 2015 6:26 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Frankenstein Monster is arguably the greatest monster in all fiction. There have been a few genuinely excellent films made about him, but all too many of them are pretty bad. While the latest attempt in Victor Frankenstein falls flat, Cinelinx looks at the film history of Frankenstein to see which of them worked and which of them didn’t.

The Frankenstein Monster was the invention of 18 year old Mary Shelly (wife of poet Percy Shelly) who was vacationing in Switzerland with her husband, their close friend Lord Byron and John Polidori. Incessant rain left them housebound and reading ghost stories to each other. This led to a challenge from Byron, daring them all to create the scariest story ever told. Mary Shelly seemed outclassed by her literary companions until she heard legends of a crazy scientist named Conrad Dipple who performed illegal experiments using parts of dead bodies and electricity. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Submerged review: stuck in a limo with you and a shock lobster

27 November 2015 8:16 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Weak and leaky horror about awful people trying to save themselves from a sinking motor, lifted only by a giant crustacean

Legendary schlock producer Samuel Z Arkoff confessed that he frequently came up with ideas for posters first, movies second. It is in that context that I can’t get too angry at Submerged, a dense, low-budget genre picture with very few thrills. Its poster image – a hand pressed against the window of a car that’s plunging underwater, with the tagline “You can’t scream and hold your breath at the same time” – is truly a work of brilliance. I can only blame myself for thinking the movie could measure up.

In my head, I’d conjured some gonzo real-time indie spirit experiment, such as Rodrigo Cortés’s Buried, the Ryan Reynolds film set entirely within a coffin. (It works!) If not that, at least a cheeseball flick such »

- Jordan Hoffman

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Jim Perry, Host of Game Shows in ’70s and ’80s, Dead at 82

20 November 2015 6:25 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jim Perry, who hosted the popular ’70s and ’80s NBC game shows “Card Sharks” and “Sale of the Century,” died Friday at age 82. He began as host of “Card Sharks” in 1978, and then took on the same duties for a reboot of “Sale of the Century” in 1982, which aired for six years on the network and also had a syndicated version. A native of Camden, New Jersey, he served in the Korean War before teaming with Sid Caesar on the comedy circuit. Also Read: Emmys Obit Segment Neglects 'Batman' Star Yvonne Craig, Christopher Lee and 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper His other. »

- Thom Geier

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32 videogames that brought actors back to iconic roles

19 November 2015 1:21 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




From Ghostbusters 3 to a Firefly reunion, videogames are doing what movies can't...

Tie-in video games are nothing new in the moviemaking or televisual world. Through these spin-off products, we can play out adventures featuring our favourite characters without having to leave the house.

Most of the time, though, said characters don’t sound quite right. For financial reasons, you’ll often see a different voice cast step in to replace the overly expensive stars from the original film or TV version. Admittedly, these stand-ins do a very good job from time to time. But you can always tell the difference.

Sometimes, though, providing a rare treat for fans, actors can be convinced – by money, passion or a good script - to reprise their iconic film or TV characters once more for a video game adventure. Here are 32 games that featured instances of this incredibly fun phenomenon… »

- simonbrew

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Entertainment Earth FrankenGIVEAWAY: Christopher Lee Frankenstein Monster Bust

19 November 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Entertainment Earth FrankenGIVEAWAY: Christopher Lee Frankenstein Monster Bust

Horrornews.net teams with Entertainment Earth on another Monster Giveaway! Winnner gets – Hammer Horror Masterpiece Collection Christopher Lee as Frankensteins Monster Maxi Bust !  Instructions to enter: (1) Email joyhorror@horrornews.net and  put “Frankenstein” in the subject line (2) In the body of the email, type your complete name and your full address (3) That’s it! We’ll ...

Hnn | Horrornews.net - Official News Site »

- Mike Joy

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Examining Hollywood Remakes: The Wicker Man

16 November 2015 12:14 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Hollywood is remake crazy these days, so Cinelinx is taking a look at what makes a good remake and what makes a bad one. We'll be examining examples of some cinematic remakes; some that work and some that don’t. In the second in our series articles, we look at a remake that definitely did Not work...The Wicker Man (2006)!  

In the previous article, which looked at Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and discussed what makes a good remake: It has to pay homage to the original while also adding a new twist to an old idea. It needs to be part faithful and part innovative. Above all, of course, it should be a well-written, well-produced movie. The 2006 remake of the Wicker Man failed on all counts.

For those unfamiliar with the original 1973 British cult classic, it’s an eerie mystery/horror hybrid about a devoutly religious Christian police officer named Sergeant Howie, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Top Ten James Bond Villains

15 November 2015 12:20 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our month-long focus on James Bond continues with a look at the ten best Bond screen villains. Check it out!


A good Bond villain does not always make for a great Bond film, but it doesn’t hurt. It’s common knowledge that a film with good conflict will be more engaging to watch, and the conflict between the protagonist and antagonist is the driving factor of the James Bond franchise. Therefore, along with one of the most well-known and legendary protagonists of all time, the franchise is also home to some of the most well-known and legendary antagonists as well. This is a list that honors the best antagonists in the Bond franchise. They’re the ones that are the most creative, memorable, or relentless, all characteristics which help make their respected films that much better. They’re the ones that left the biggest impact on audiences and the franchise as a whole. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors

14 November 2015 6:14 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing costar in a worthwhile horror attraction -- and for once even share some scenes. Amicus gives us five tales of the uncanny, each with a clever twist or sting in its tail. Creepy mountebank Cushing deals the Tarot cards that spell out the grim fates in store; Chris Lee is a pompous art critic wih a handy problem. Also with Michael Gough and introducing a young Donald Sutherland. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors Blu-ray Olive Films 1965 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 98 min. / Street Date October 27, 2015 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98 <Starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Donald Sutherland, Alan Freeman, Max Adrian, Roy Castle, Ursula Howells, Neil McCallum, Bernard Lee, Jennifer Jayne, Jeremy Kemp, Harold Lang, Katy Wild, Isla Blair, Al Mulock. Cinematography Alan Hume Film Editor Thelma Cornell Original Music Elizabeth Lutyens Written by Milton Subotsky Produced by Max Rosenberg, Milton Subotsky Directed by »

- Glenn Erickson

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Watch 'The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies' R Rated Extended Fight Scenes

12 November 2015 2:58 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in August, Warner Bros. announced an R-rated Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, which debuted on Digital HD last month and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD November 17. No details were given as to why this version was R-rated, but Youtube user Joshalots has posted a 15-minute video with new scenes from this edition, which helps illustrated why this was given the restrictive rating. There is a lot more blood and guts in this video than we saw in the theatrical edition, and we also get a new scene towards the end, which shows what happens to the cowardly Alfrid (Ryan Gage), who tried to escape the battle by dressing up as a woman.

The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition will also be available, featuring the extended editions of all three films in The Hobbit Trilogy - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug »

- MovieWeb

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A Look At Hollywood Remakes: Part 2- The Wicker Man

8 November 2015 5:09 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

  With Hollywood studios being so remake crazy these days, Cinelinx takes a look at what makes a good remake and what makes a bad one, by examining examples of cinematic second attempts…some that work and some that don’t. In the second of several articles, we look at a remake that definitely did Not work…The Wicker Man (2006)!

 As in the previous article on Rise of the Planet of the Apes, we discussed what makes a good remake: It has to pay homage to the original while also adding a new twist to an old idea. It needs to be part faithful and part innovative. It should also be a well-written, well-produced movie. The 2006 remake of the Wicker Man failed on all counts.

 For those unfamiliar with the original 1973 British cult classic, it’s an eerie mystery/horror hybrid about a devoutly religious Christian police officer named Sergeant Howie, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Film Feature: Bond, James Bond – Ranking the Bond Movies Worst to First, Including ‘Spectre’

7 November 2015 9:47 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – James Bond is back in his latest adventure, “Spectre,” but what about his movie life before this film? Spike Walters of HollywoodChicago.com ranks the 24 official James Bond films from worst to first, an overview of 007’s movie and cultural presence from 1962 through today.

The legacy of James Bond began in 1953, with the release of the first in a series of novels detailing the spy’s escapades, written by Ian Fleming. The British agent with a “license to kill” designation (007) was featured in 12 novels and two short story collections. In 1962, the first of the 24 official films – “Dr. No” – was released, starring Sean Connery, and began a series that maintains its popularity to this day. Many fans of the series consider Connery the essential James Bond, but many other actors followed him as Bond in the official film canon – George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and the current 007, Daniel Craig. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Back to Ghoul Supplies & Designer Digs for your Dorm – Tardy Edition

6 November 2015 3:52 PM, PST | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Editor’s Note: Apologies to the readers of Dtb and to the author of all the Coffin Couture posts, Cherry Bombed for being tardy with this post. We hope that you still find it useful!

After this long, hot, horrible summer, Coffin Couture is Back on Destroy the Brain with our annual, fashionable recommendations for the coming Fall season.

This time around on Cc I decided to focus on the needs of incoming students who also happen to be horror film fanatics. From accessories that homage the great films of Hammer, to beautifully crafted eyeglass frames with an all over Ouija board pattern (yes, really), this year going back to school won’t be as painful as it was for those damn stupid kids that got carved up at the lake this summer and never made it to first period.

Curse of Frankenstein bag

As I can never get enough »

- Cherry Bombed

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Best James Bond Scenes: The Roger Moore era part 1: 1970s

4 November 2015 6:10 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It is no secret that Roger Moore holds the record as the actor who played James Bond the most, his tally an impressing 7. There are a bevy of reasons why this was the case, the most obvious being that each one of his films were massive financial successes, the only bump in the road being his second outing, The Man With the Golden Gun, which itself speaks to the immense stature of the franchise when the film that earns 97 million dollars is the ‘bump in the road.’ There was a shift in tone that permeated in the Bond films once Roger Moore took over the mantle from Sean Connery. Whereas the latter brought toughness and grittiness to his interpretation of the famous super spy all the while proving to be as smooth as butter, the former injected some light comedic flair. It was definitely still James Bond on the screen, »

- Edgar Chaput

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Melissa Mathison, ‘E.T.’ Screenwriter, Dead at 65

4 November 2015 3:27 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Melissa Mathison, screenwriter for “E.T.,” “The Black Stallion” and Martin Scorsese‘s “Kundun,” died Wednesday in Los Angeles after an illness. She was 65. Mathison was married to “Star Wars” actor Harrison Ford from 1983 to 2004 and they had two children together. The Oscar-nominated writer recently wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg‘s Roald Dahl adaptation of “The Bfg,” after working with the filmmaker on “E.T.” in 1982, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. “The Bfg” is currently in post-production. Also Read: Christopher Lee, 'Count Dracula' and 'Lord of the Rings' Star, Dead at 93 “Melissa had a heart that shined with. »

- Debbie Emery

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Day of the Dead Movie List: Top 5 Most Freakish Living Dead, Undead, and Ghosts

2 November 2015 9:22 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Hell's Kitchen: Soul stew image likely from the 1922 Benjamin Christensen horror classic 'Häxan / Witchcraft Through the Ages.' Day of the Dead post: Cinema's Top Five Scariest Living Dead We should all be eternally grateful to the pagans, who had the foresight to come up with many (most?) of the overworked Western world's religious holidays. Thanks to them, besides Easter, Christmas, New Year's, and possibly Mardi Gras (a holiday in some countries), we also have Halloween, All Saints' Day, and the Day of Dead. The latter two are public holidays in a number of countries with large Catholic populations. Since today marks the end of the annual Halloween / All Saints' Day / Day of the Dead celebrations, I'm posting my revised and expanded list of the movies' Top Five Scariest Living Dead. Of course, by that I don't mean the actors listed below were dead when the movies were made. »

- Andre Soares

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‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ catches Bond in transition

2 November 2015 8:39 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Man with the Golden Gun

Written by Richard Maibaum & Tom Mankiewicz

Directed by Guy Hamilton

UK, 1974

One hallmark of the venerable Bond franchise is its willingness to change with the times. Sometimes the changes feel organic, like the shift to a more brutish Daniel Craig after international terrorism took center stage in the early 2000’s. Other times, however, you can smell Bond’s desperation to stay relevant. Such is the case with 1974’s middling entry, The Man with the Golden Gun.

Guy Hamilton’s fourth turn as Bond director (Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die) is a study in uncertainty. As Bond, Roger Moore is still searching for the debonair persona he would find in the upcoming classic, The Spy Who Loved Me. Surrounding Moore’s tentative performance are a collection of unfocused action set pieces, a less-than-formidable duo of Bond girls, and the most repugnant character in the series’ history. »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Scream and Scream Again

2 November 2015 5:07 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Vincent Price's diabolical surgeon produces a new breed of supermen, except that his latest 'composite' creation is also a serial-killing vampire. While the mayhem keeps the cops busy,  the conspiracy spreads to a foreign dictatorship, where another composite is consolidating power through high-level murders. British agent Christopher Lee is ferreting out the conspiracy-- or is he part of it? Scream and Scream Again Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1969 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 95 min. / Ship Date October 13, 2015 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alfred Marks, Christopher Matthews, Judy Huxtable, Yutte Stensgaard, Anthony Newlands, Michael Gothard Cinematography John Coquillon Production Design Bill Constable Film Editor Peter Elliott Original Music David Whitaker Written by Christopher Wicking from a novel by Peter Saxon Produced by Louis M. Heyward, Max Rosenberg, Milton Subotsky Directed by Gordon Hessler

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Scream and Scream Again hangs in there as a genre curiosity, »

- Glenn Erickson

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For Your Ears Only: Ranking the songs of James Bond

2 November 2015 9:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Let’s face it. The songs are the best parts of the James Bond movies. Throughout 007’s five decades, the title tracks are each film’s one hope of rising above dubious casting choices, retreads of old villains, and grandiose plots for world domination that will inevitably be foiled. And like all that other stuff, we like the songs because they’re another expected element in a series that’s filled with them, a pop cultural barometer for measuring the secret agent’s standing in the zeitgeist.

Bond songs can be aged bygones of their time with poetically vague lyrics that don’t add up to much, but the best ones rise above their period trappings to comment and reflect on their respective films. With Spectre set to hit American theaters this week, let’s look back at each and every title song in Metro Golden Mayer’s canon:

24. Rita Coolidge »

- David Klein

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