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Her looks can be lethal for those unlucky enough to fall for them, and Scream Factory celebrates the alien hybrid from Species like never before with a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Roger Donaldson's 1995 sci-fi horror film. With the new Blu-ray coming out on June 27th, we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
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- Derek Anderson
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s question: Apropos of absolutely nothing (and definitely not in response to a certain world leader taking disastrous steps towards dooming the environment of the only inhabitable planet we have), what is the best film about the end of the world?
Erin Whitney (@Cinemabite), ScreenCrush
It’s a hard tie between “Melancholia” and “Take Shelter.” One is a devastating meditation on depression, isolation and death, and the other is a dramatic masterpiece that evokes the dread and anxiety of a looming end. They’re very different films (and coincidentally opened within months of each other), but both end on final shots that left me breathless. »
- David Ehrlich
This week in New York City, you can pay tribute to not one but two queens of music: Brooklyn Bowl will host a Beyonce tribute night, while the I Love New York series will honor Amy Winehouse in the East Village. See these and more great events going down this week for NYC actors below! Absorb African culture.DanceAfrica Festival returns to the Bam Howard Gilman Opera House this year, with a special anniversary lineup celebrating 40 years as the nation’s largest festival of African dance. From May 26–29, the event will unite film, art, performance, and dance workshops, and the storied DanceAfrica bazaar, this year’s main presentation, will pay tribute to the music and movement of Guinea and will feature two ensembles representing the cultures of the African diaspora. (Tickets $25–$60) Spend time in the “Dog” house.Quentin Tarantino’s celebrated “Reservoir Dogs” is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a »
Her looks can be lethal for those unlucky enough to fall for them in Species, and Scream Factory will spotlight the alien hybrid like never before with a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Roger Donaldson's 1995 sci-fi horror film. In addition to a new 4K scan of the film's inter-positive, the Collector's Edition Blu-ray comes packed with plenty of special features that have just been revealed by Scream Factory.
Press Release: Beauty can be deceiving. Loyal fans of the popular sci-fi terror classicSPECIES know well that evil lurks beneath the beauty go unnoticed, especially in the form of a seductive alien-human hybrid. Directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, The Recruit) and produced by Frank Mancuso, Jr. (Stigmata, Friday the 13th Part II), Species stars Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island), Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight), Alfred Molina (Feud), Forest Whitaker (Arrival), Marg Helgenberger (CSI) and introducing Natasha Henstridge (The Whole Nine Yards »
- Derek Anderson
There’s a lot to admire about Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott’s gore-strewn return to the sci-fi horror franchise he kickstarted back in 1979. As a piece of visual, physical spectacle it’s extraordinary: visually elegant and sleek, never going in for cheap shocks but fully engaging us in an otherworldly atmosphere. It’s what we’ve come to expect from the world-builder responsible for the original Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator and countless other handsome spectacles. As a piece of storytelling however, it’s an altogether different proposition, more on which momentarily.
Sadly it appears that Scott, who it goes without saying is one of cinema’s truly great visionaries, has past form in this area. In particular, the quality of Scott »
- Sean Wilson
Being kidnapped, tied up, and taunted by a satanic figure is scary in itself, but throw in a revved-up chainsaw and you really have a nightmarish situation on your hands, as evidenced in our exclusive clip from Devil's Domain.
Cleopatra Entertainment provided us with the exclusive Devil's Domain clip that you can watch below, and be sure to keep an eye out for the film's theatrical release on May 19th.
From the Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA (May 4, 2017) – Cleopatra Entertainment has announced that they have set May 19th, 2017 for the theatrical debut of the feature film Devil’S Domain, starring Michael Madsen, Sticky Fingers, Fred Rose, Rene Nezhola (“Storage Wars”) and featuring the music of Iggy Pop, Dmx, The Onyx and more. The film will also be released to all VOD platforms on May 30th, and on Blu-Ray on July 17th.
Devil’S Domain is a new-age horror film centered »
- Derek Anderson
Actress Kristanna Loken has established herself as one to call when you need a tough woman who can kick ass, something she established in the 1999 TV series Mortal Kombat: Conquest, followed with playing the T-x in 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. After making a couple movies with the infamous Uwe Boll including Bloodrayne, Loken got the role to play Painkiller Jane in the 2007 Sci-Fi Channel show based on the comics.
While she seemingly hasn’t been as visible in recent years, she can now be seen in the crime-thriller Black Rose, a Russian-American collaborative film that’s finally hitting these shores. It’s directed by, and stars, Russian bodybuilder Alexander Nevsky as a Russian super-cop who is brought to L.A. to help solve the murders of a few Russian women there. He’s partnered with profiler Emily Smith (Loken) as they try to find clues to find the ruthless killer. »
- Edward Douglas
Devil's Domain Release Details & Trailer: Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (May 4, 2017) – Cleopatra Entertainment has announced that they have set May 19th, 2017 for the theatrical debut of the feature film Devil’S Domain, starring Michael Madsen, Sticky Fingers, Fred Rose, Rene Nezhola (“Storage Wars”) and featuring the music of Iggy Pop, Dmx, The Onyx and more. The film will also be released to all VOD platforms on May 30th, and on Blu-Ray on July 17th.
Devil’S Domain is a new-age horror film centered on a cyber-bullying incident at a fictional high school that goes terribly wrong. The victim then seeks her own unique form of revenge, albeit with some super-natural help along the way.
- Derek Anderson
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the classic Quentin Tarantino heist film, Reservoir Dogs, and needless to say there’s been much rejoicing. This week Tarantino and the cast of the movie, including Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi and Harvey Keitel, celebrated the event at the Tribeca Film Festival with a panel and screening of the movie at the Beacon Theater in New York. Oh, to be in crowd.... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
“The Godfather” isn’t the only classic whose cast and crew are reuniting at Tribeca this weekend. Last night also saw a 25th anniversary screening of “Reservoir Dogs,” with Quentin Tarantino appearing alongside Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth to discuss his classic debut.
Lynn Hirschberg moderated the discussion, beginning the proceedings by asking Tarantino about the film’s world premiere at Sundance. The writer/director called the event “kind of a disaster” because of technical difficulties: “At the height of it all, when everyone is pointing their guns at each other, the power went out. It was a fucking disaster.”
Well before “Reservoir Dogs” saw the light of day, Tarantino was confident that good things were on the horizon. He told the story of »
- Michael Nordine
29 April 2017 11:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Mr. White, Mr. Orange, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink and Mr. Brown paid a visit to the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday night.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino was joined by fellow castmembers Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Steve Buscemi for a panel following a screening of the epic heist film at New York City’s Beacon Theater.
The Hollywood Reporter also spoke to the cast ahead of the packed event, which screened a 35mm print of Reservoir Dogs from Tarantino’s personal archive. Here’s what the the guys in the black suits »
- Jackie Strause
Spend a quarter-century talking about a 90-minute movie and you’ll start running out of new things to say. This was evident at last night’s 25th-anniversary screening of Reservoir Dogs, which the Tribeca Film Festival managed to make far more than the standard classic-that-people-will-pay-to-see-gets-brief-theatrical-engagement deal. More, even, than the extended post-screening discussion with Quentin Tarantino, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, and Harvey Keitel — more unique, and more of a selling point for completists such as yours truly — were its setting (NYC’s gorgeous Beacon Theater, which offered one of the biggest screens on which you could ever hope to see a scrappy crime movie) and specifications (Tarantino’s own, more-or-less-flawless 35mm print).
Though there’s this writer’s particular perspective: grow up obsessed with cinematic production methods in the era of IMDb “Did You Know?” sections, well-detailed Wikipedia articles, and ten-year-anniversary-dvd special features, and you’ll suddenly be able to communicate information, »
- Nick Newman
Director tells Tribeca Festival first public screening of his debut was ‘a fucking disaster’ but revels in memory of dancing when Harvey Keitel came onboard
When Reservoir Dogs hit theaters in 1992, it rocketed a young film-maker from obscurity and reinvented independent film. On Friday night, to mark the 25th anniversary of Quentin Tarantino’s gritty, violent and groundbreaking tale of crime and betrayal, the director and cast members Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Harvey Keitel reunited for a screening at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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- Rob LeDonne
Mr. White, Mr. Orange, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink, Mr. Brown: They all reunited for the 25th anniversary retrospective screening of “Reservoir Dogs” at the Tribeca Film Festival April 28. Cast members Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and writer-director-actor Quentin Tarantino all got together to reminisce after the 1992 movie screened to a packed house at the Beacon Theater. Here are seven fun facts they revealed.
1. Tom Waits auditioned.
Tarantino let this tidbit slip as he discussed the casting process. “We had the casting director from ‘L.A. Law,'” the director recalled. “A lot of really wild people came in and read the parts. Tom Waits came in and read. I had Tom Waits read the Madonna speech, just so I could hear Tom Waits say those lines. And actually, other than Harvey, he gave me one of the first profound compliments on the script. No one had ever »
- Gordon Cox
Quentin Tarantino took the 25th anniversary Reservoir Dogs roadshow to the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, bringing along cast members Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth. The film played at Sundance in January, returning to the place where it had its world premiere in 1992. Journalist Lynn Hirschberg began the post-screening chat at the Beacon Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side asking Tarantino to recall the first screening at the festival. "It… »
Author: Andy Furlong
When Guardians of the Galaxy was first released in 2014 for all its quirk and swagger the thing that really separated it from the rest of the Marvel pack was its use of music. Director James Gunn revealed that the film’s composer, Tyler Bates, had written large chunks of the score first so that they could film to the actual music. In many ways the film’s personality is its score, and with the release of the sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in cinemas this week audiences can expect more of the same.
Music is probably the most important thing in cinema for instantly establishing mood, tone and visual cues. From the menacing piano keys of John Williams’ memorable score in Jaws to the sheer elation of Alan Silvestri’s triumphant overture in Back to the Future, a film’s accompanying score is often as unforgettable as the movie itself. »
- Andy Furlong
With regards to directors who know how to place music in movies, Quentin Tarantino is right up there on the top of my list. Martin Scorsese might be number one when it comes to using recorded music. As far as scores to films, that’s an entirely different ballgame. While his best choice of music for possibly any scene in any movie he’s ever done is Steeler’s Wheel’s “Stuck in the Middle with You” during the Michael Madsen torture scene in Reservoir Dogs, you have to hand it to Urge Overkill’s remake of “Girl You’ll Be a Woman Soon” during
Great Uses of Songs in Movies: “Girl You’ll Be a Woman Soon” in the Movie “Pulp Fiction” »
- Nat Berman
Here’s the latest episode of the Cinema Geeks podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes right here, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.
Episode 130 – Videogame Series: Bloodrayne
Today on Episode 130 of the Cinema Geeks we continue the journey through video game films with a review of Bloodrayne. MovieRevolt, OptimusSolo, HardCandiMandi and FridleyCent venture into the world of fantasy to see if Michael Madsen, Meatloaf, Michelle Rodriguez, and Ben Kingsley can elevate this video game film to break the streak we are currently in of seeing terrible film after terrible film. Listen in to see where Bloodrayne ranks amongst the video game films. Remember, we watch them so you don’t have to!
- Phil Wheat
Reservoir Dogs will always go down as one of Quentin Tarantino’s finest films and to this day the movie is still being explored and talked about. The torture scenes with Michael Madsen will always go down as some of the most original work ever put on screen and anyone who’s ever watched Reservoir Dogs will never, ever listen to Steeler’s Wheel’s “Stuck in the Middle with You” the same way again. It’s hard to believe the film is 25 years old but back in 1992 the movie was made for only $1.8 million. It only did $2.8 million at the
20 Things You Didn’t Know about “Reservoir Dogs” »
- Nat Berman
With so much hype surrounding shows’ Christmas and Halloween specials, it’s easy to forget that there have been some great St. Patrick’s Day episodes in the TV world. So here are a lucky seven episodes that’ll get you excited to celebrate the holiday! Or make you want to stay at home and chill, since all are available to stream on Netflix.
Like a double rainbow, “30 Rock” gave its fans not one, but two reasons to get excited, as it aired two St. Patrick’s Day episodes in 2009 and 2012. However, the 2009 episode, “The Funcooker,” is the standout. Written by Tom Ceraulo and Donald Glover, the episode sees Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) attend jury duty, in which the woman on trial hilariously reflects Liz’s own work problems. She must also juggle problems that arise when her show’s stars (Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski) pass out and curse while hosting the St. »
- Michael Gonzalez
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