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The Asylum’s Age of the Hobbits Trailer

11 December 2012 11:01 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

After getting away with a smattering of low budget knock-offs of major blockbusters over the past few years, Hollywood is finally starting to get wise to The Asylum's game. Earlier this year, Universal filed a lawsuit to have them rename their Battleship rip-off from American Battleship to American Warships. Now this week Warner Brothers has successfully stopped The Asylum from putting their new movie Age of the Hobbits on store shelves this week due to possible customer confusion. Strangely, after watching the trailer for Age of the Hobbits, I have no clue how the movie is in any way connected to J.R.R. Tolkien's work. Apparently they are claiming that the movie is actually about a real-life subspecies of humans from Indonesia known as Homo Floresiensis, which were nicknamed "hobbit" due to their diminutive size. The courts didn't work... and to be honest, it all feels a bit racist anyway. »

- Sean

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More on The Asylum / Warner Bros. Hobbit Fiasco

11 December 2012 10:00 AM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Curiously enough, even before the recent court ruling suspending the release of The Asylum's latest mockbuster, Age of the Hobbits, Redbox’s website has a listing for the film, slating it for Redbox rental on December 31st.

The “Coming Soon” listing shows the exact same artwork but with the title Clash of the Empires in lieu of Age of the Hobbits. Presumably, that Redbox release with the alternate title will also scrapped due to the court injunction, but as of the time I am writing this, Clash of the Empires is still being listed on Redbox’s website.

Age of the Hobbits (review) may not be the only mockbuster affected by the Warner Brothers lawsuit. The Asylum had just recently announced Jack the Giant Killer starring Jane March and Ben Cross slated for DVD/Blu-ray release on March 12th, around the same time as Bryan Singer’s big budget Jack »

- Foywonder

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Warner Bros. Blocks Release of Asylum's Age of the Hobbits

10 December 2012 10:13 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

For a long time The Asylum has made its way (for better or worse) into the hearts of movie lovers and haters everywhere by releasing mockbuster after mockbuster after... well... mockbuster. However, Warner Brothers and New Line have just had their latest attempt for second breakfast.

Variety reports that a federal judge has put a halt to plans to release a parody of The Hobbit just days before Warner Bros. and New Line release their first pic in the trilogy of the J.R.R. Tolkien story.

U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez issued a temporary restraining order barring Global Asylum Inc.'s "mockbuster" under the title Age of the Hobbits (review), ruling that the project was likely to cause confusion in the marketplace. The judge asserted that Warner Bros. and other plaintiffs (MGM and the Saul Zaentz Co.) were likely to prevail in their claim that the parody infringes on their trademarks. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Peebles, Young, Ling and Sizemore Amongst Casting Choices for Ozon Films Arya

30 November 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Mario Van Peebles ('New Jack City'), Sean Young ('Bladerunner'), Bai Ling -below ('The Crow') and Tom Sizemore ('Saving Private Ryan') are all being lined up by Ozon Films to star in new neo-noir psychological thriller 'Arya'. The foursome are being approached by the company for roles in the story, an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart', after some successful investments for the project during this years Afm. Writer/director Ray Izad-Mehr is already on board the production set to kick off in the first week of May 2013 in La. 'Arya' will be produced by Viktor van Draak (Svp Production, Direct Aktion) along with executive producer Stanley Glass (24). »

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‘Arya’ Casting Commences with New Offers

29 November 2012 12:58 PM, PST | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

After a successful presentation to various investment groups and foreign sales agents at the American Film Market (Afm), Ozon Films is announcing that they have begun to make tentative offers to Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City), Bai Ling (The Crow), Sean Young (Bladerunner), and Tom Sizemore (Heat) to participate in Arya, a neo-noir psychological thriller.

The film, an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-tale Heart, is the story of an 80′s Lolita … Continue reading → »


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Indie Spotlight

11 November 2012 11:11 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re happy to announce that Tamika Jones is expanding her role on Daily Dead and is taking over the Indie Spotlight. For today’s feature, she brings readers two short horror films to watch, along with the latest indie horror news sent our way:

6 Degrees of Hell Premiere: “Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys, The Goonies) will be in attendance for the Los Angeles premiere of 6 Degrees of Hell. Joined by writer and producer B.H. Smith, the screening will include a Q&A following the film and a horror trivia game, with such prizes as signed scripts, posters and movie packs.

In Northeast Pennsylvania, ”Uncle Jack’s Hotel of Horror” is besieged by a dark presence after two friends of “Uncle” Jack, Chris and Kellen, unwittingly release a deadly evil by transporting local psychic Mary Wilkins’ collection of haunted objects as props for the popular tourist attraction. At the same time, »

- Tamika Jones

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Red Sea Media Starts Partnership With Enderby Entertainment, Announces Horror Lineup

8 November 2012 6:07 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Red Sea Media has been in the news a lot lately, jumping onto the scene with films as varied as Dust Up, Synevir 3D, Hotel De Sade, and Bad Kids Go To Hell. Earlier this week, it was announced that Red Sea Media and its genre label Dead Sea Media have joined hands with Enderby Entertainment on a four film partnership. The first is Blood Shed, a film starring Bai Ling (The Crow), and the next is Encounter At Np-9, a paranormal thriller from the mind of Todd Ireland (a film crew veteran from such varied pictures as Watchmen, Tron: Legacy and Sucker Punch). Read the press release below for more details on the deal and the two companies and their forthcoming projects.

Los Angeles, CA (November 4, 2012) – Red Sea Media, along with their genre label Dead Sea Media, has announced today that they have entered into a four film production »

- Andy Greene

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Red Sea Announces Blood Shed and Encounter at Np-9

6 November 2012 7:19 AM, PST | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Red Sea Media will work with Enderby Entertainment on a series of new films.  Blood Shed will be the first endeavor from this union.

The film is written and created by 2010 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition Quarterfinalist and 2011 UCLA Screenwriting Contest Finalist Patrick Hasson, who will serve as film's director, along with co-director Juan Carlos Saizarbortia.

The cast includes Bai Ling (Crank: High Voltage, pictured) and Vida Guerra (Not Another Celebrity Movie) - if you can call that a "cast" (just sayin'...).

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Afm 2012: Distro Deals for Home and Stung; New Titles Announced Include Witch Tale Blood Shed and Dracula: The Dark Prince

5 November 2012 1:16 AM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

More news from the 2012 Afm: distro deals for Nicholas McCarthy's Home and Benni Diez's killer bee thriller Stung plus early info on new witch tale Blood Shed and new vamp flick Dracula: The Dark Prince.

Celluloid Nightmares has struck a multi-territory deal with Wild Bunch on Home, Nicholas McCarthy’s follow-up to Sundance hit The Pact. Wild Bunch will distribute Candlewood Entertainment’s horror film in France, Germany and Spain. Sonny Mallhi is financing and will produce the story of a young woman who investigates mysterious goings-on at a house where she learns the previous tenant unwittingly summoned the devil. UTA Independent Film Group handles North American sales. Xyz Films and Celluloid NightmaresNate Bolotin and Sarah Gabriel negotiated the deal with Wild Bunch.

Bolotin and Celluloid Nightmares have also announced a multi-territory deal with eOne on killer bee thriller Stung covering the UK, Canada, South Africa and Scandinavia, »

- The Woman In Black

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Afternoon Delight: Ellen does her best Sofia Vergara, the trailer for "Struck By Lightning"

31 October 2012 1:02 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Tags: Afternoon DelightIMDbAllison JanneyEllen DeGeneresSofia VergaraHitchcockCat Cora

Good afternoon and happy Halloween!

Lesbian comedian Fortune Feimster and the "Chelsea Lately" cheerleaders

Photo courtesy of Chelsea Lately/E!

Happy birthday to Piper Perabo!

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

The Huffington Post listed their 54 most influential Lgbt Asian Icons including Jenny Shimizu, Bai Ling and Margaret Cho.

Get ready for Hitchcock, starring Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel and Toni Collette.

Tabatha Coffey took to Twitter to comment on Hurricane Sandy.

Watching CNN the devastation is beyond word. My thoughts and prayers to all in my home state and all else affected.

— tabatha coffey (@tabathacoffey) October 31, 2012

Speaking of Twitter, out actress Lindsay Lohan's Twitter account was hacked. (Lohan just can't catch a break.)

In honor of Halloween Ellen Degeneres dressed up as her Covergirl counterpart Sofia Vergara. (Where the hell did that amazing costume come from?)

Glee's Chris Colfer, »

- Bridget McManus

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The Devil Rides Out with Bai Ling

18 October 2012 1:28 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Aleister Crowley. When it comes to being infamous, few names come to mind more than his. Let's face it; the dude was evil and batshit nuts! The perfect fodder for a horror film, and there's indeed a new one on the way!

Directed by Richard Driscoll, The Devil Rides Out stars Steven Craine (Highway to Hell, Return of the Jedi, HeadHunter), Bai Ling (The Crow, Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow), Lysette Anthony (Krull, Jack the Ripper), Sylvester McCoy ("Dr Who," The Hobbit), Oliver Tobias (The Stud, Arabian Adventure), Robin Askwith (U571, Flesh & Blood Show, Confessions of a Window Cleaner), and Dudley Sutton (The Devils, Football Factory).


Dealing with the loss of his family to his murderous brother, Vincent (Robin Askwith), George Carney (Steven Craine) is already a man on the edge of life. Three stories merge from the mind of a writer trapped in a coma in hospital, »

- Uncle Creepy

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See Five New Asylum Trailers Featuring Zombies, Cannibals, Satanic Babies, Biblical Disasters, and Hobbits

16 October 2012 10:20 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Danny Trejo battles zombies! Bai Ling saves Hobbits! Monica Keena builds an ark! Dee Wallace eats Hansel & Gretel. The antichrist is born... again! It can only mean The Asylum has new trailers for its next five releases!

Get your first look at Rise of the Zombies, Age of the Hobbits, 40 Days and Nights, Hansel & Gretel, and 12/12/12 below.

Enjoy Thanksgiving because it will probably be our last, at least if anything visualized in the preview for 40 Days and Nights comes to fruition circa November 27th when the film washes ashore via DVD/VOD.

When a colossal tectonic shift causes the sea level to start rising, a microbiologist (Monica Keena, Freddy vs. Jason) gathers the DNA of as many species as she can, while the military creates an "ark" in a desperate attempt to preserve life on Earth.

Judging by the trailer, this variation of the story of Noah’s Ark owes »

- Foywonder

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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Mommie Dearest and The Headless Horseman

15 October 2012 10:27 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

"Popilikia (Misfortune)" was a Hawaii Five-0 Halloween extravaganza in disguise. We had representation from old movies starring Faye Dunaway, a nod to Ichabod Crane, a wacky fortune teller and McGarrett playing the football player without costume performing not one, but two epic tackles.

Did Bai Ling play the worst fortune killer of all time or what? Everyone knows the Death card doesn't represent physical death and even if it did (hello!), nobody would go to one who whispered the equivalent of "seven days...." in your ear! I'll give her some credit, at least she was talking about the wrong customer, and the girlfriend read into it what she wanted anyway. She was touched by Billy's death.

The poor polo player did have a serious misfortune, though, didn't he? Danny calling him the Headless Horseman was perfect for the month of October and production was damned happy with their CGI because »

- (Carissa Pavlica)

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Heidi Montag Joins ‘Celebrity Rehab’ With Michael Lohan & The Salahi’s — Best Cast Ever?

11 October 2012 8:10 AM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Get ready for your daily dose of crazy with what could be the best season of 'Celebrity Rehab' yet! If your guilty pleasure is watching semi-celebrities try to overcome addiction and extend their 15 minutes of fame, or if you just want to see Heidi Montag cry, this season of Celebrity Rehab is for you! It has just been confirmed that the The Hills star has signed onto the 21-day program with Dr. Drew. Heidi is seeking treatment for her addiction to pain pills, and will be joining the ranks of Michael Lohan, the Salahis's, Bai Ling, Jeremy Jackson, and Dwight Goodman in her quest for sobriety. For the girl who wanted a career in the music and movie industries, I vote this is a very bad move on her part. An inside source of the show told X17 that Heidi is already starting drama. "They were going to make her »

- Hollywood Life Staff

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Afternoon Delight: A lesbian smackdown on "Modern Family" tonight, the kinky first five minutes of "American Horror Story"

10 October 2012 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Tags: Afternoon DelightAmerican Horror StoryModern FamilyIMDbJenny Shimizu

Good afternoon!

Happy birthday bisexual actress Bai Ling!

Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

Tonight on Modern Family, Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids, Reno 911) and Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live) play a "confrontational" lesbian couple whose son gets into a fight with Lily on the first day of kindergarten. 

Rosie O'Donnell is a huge fan of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Not only that, but the comedian has offered to purchase a home for the TLC cast. (Hey Rosie, if you're giving houses away can I have one?)

Out model Jenny Shimizu is the face (and eyes) of L.A. Eyeworks.

Take a listen to Captain Dirt and The Skirt's "Tight Little Sweater." I love Lyndell Montgomery!

You can watch the first five minutes of the upcoming episode of American Horror Story on the Facebook page for the show, if you dare! (The show premieres »

- Bridget McManus

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Circle Of Pain

27 September 2012 6:55 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Cagefighting kick-assery starring Tony Schiena as Dalton Hunt, a retired mixed martial arts champ forced back into the ring by a devious promoter (Bai Ling) after crippling his best friend (ex-Superman Dean Cain) in a sparring accident. Pitted against undefeated brute Colin "The Brick" Wahle (Heath Herring), Hunt finds lots of tough love while being pummelled back into shape by his unorthodox new trainer. Think Rocky with the gloves off. »

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Too Drab: What The Heck Are They Thinking?!

18 August 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

What do marginally famous celebrities like Bai Ling and Johnny Weir do to get in the headlines? Wear crazy outfits.Although she really has no curves to speak of, Bai stepped out in a bandage dress. Her strange hair tendrils and pink Barbie boots did her no favors. Meanwhile, Johnny Weir turned heads in a super sparkly blazer and super short shorts.As for Brooke Mueller, did she don every accessory she owned before stepping out?See all of this week's worst-dressed celebrities by clicking below! Read more »

- tooFab Staff

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#HoldYourBreath Artwork Appears; Plus More Asylum Madness to Come

10 August 2012 3:22 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

The Asylum has yet to officially release any materials for their its first ever theatrical release, the supernatural horror slasher entitled #HoldYourBreath, but a photo of the artwork just appeared out of thin air on Facebook.

My question from looking at it is: “How is Katrina Bowden supposed to hold her breath with that hand in her mouth?”

#HoldYourBreath – that is the actual title, thus making it quite possibly the first film in the history of cinema in which the title also doubles for the marketing strategy – stars Katrina Bowden of “30 Rock” and Piranha 3Dd and Randy Wayne of “The Lying Game” in this frightful tale of a carload of college kids terrorized by the body-jumping spirit of an executed serial killer after they fail to abide by an old wives’ tale that strongly suggests one hold their breath when passing a cemetery lest you risk allowing an evil spirit to enter you. »

- Foywonder

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Manning up for The Expendables 2 - The Jason Statham Rampage

19 July 2012 12:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe mans up in preparation for The Expendables 2, taking in an overdose of explosive action cinema with 'The Jason Statham Rampage'...

The Stath broke onto the big screen scene following a Guy Ritchie double smash of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels then Snatch. The former Olympic diver, swimwear model and wheeler dealer had on screen charisma to burn. His transformation from screen cockney dodgy dealer to genuine action hero came when he donned the smart clobber of Frank Martin for The Transporter. Since then he’s produced a steady stream of action carnage to make him one of the few new contenders worthy of comparison with action gods of the 80s like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Statham is like an English cross-breed of Bruce Willis and Jean Claude Van Damme. A gift for on screen fighting, as well as throwing himself into as much of his »

- flickeringmyth

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Arc Entertainment gets Knockdown

1 May 2012 4:23 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Todd Bellanca's Knockdown starring Casey T. Evans, Tom Arnold and Bai Ling, goes to Arc Entertainment. Deadline reports that the pic is set to find theatrical release on June 8 and is an action thriller helmed by Todd Bellanca, who co-writes alongside Sasha Levinson. The story follows Jack “The Ripper” Stemmons (Evans), a boxer whose career collapses after a bookie (Arnold) fixes the biggest fighter of Stemmons' career. When he attacks the bookie, he flees and ends up in Bangkok, intrigued by a prostitute (Ling) who forms part of a gangster's plans to force Stemmons into fighting in the cities underground fight clubs »

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