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St. Patrick’s Day: 7 TV Episodes on Netflix That Are Even Better Than a Pot of Gold

17 March 2017 1:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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.

“30 Rock”

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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St. Patrick’s Day: 7 TV Episodes on Netflix That Are Even Better Than a Pot of Gold

17 March 2017 1:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

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.

“30 Rock”

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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‘The Monaro’: Filmmaker Cate Shortland Returns to TV With Historical True Crime Miniseries

15 March 2017 11:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Cate Shortland has left the German settings of “The Berlin Syndrome” behind for a project set in her homeland.

The award-winning Australian filmmaker behind “Somersault” (starring Abbie Cornish) and the German wartime drama “Lore” will be trying her hand at a true crime limited series, reports If.com. The eight-part series, titled “The Monaro,” is a project that Shortland has been mulling over since her days at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

Read More: ‘Berlin Syndrome’ Trailer: Teresa Palmer Becomes Her Lover’s Prisoner in Cate Shortland’s Sundance Thriller

The series is set in the 1830s in the Monaro region of New South Wales, Australia, east of the Snowy Mountains — which is also where the filmmaker shot “Somersault.” That’s all that we know about the plot at the moment.

Shortland has her work cut out for her. “I’m working with this great team of people, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘The Monaro’: Filmmaker Cate Shortland Returns to TV With Historical True Crime Miniseries

15 March 2017 11:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cate Shortland has left the German settings of “The Berlin Syndrome” behind for a project set in her homeland.

The award-winning Australian filmmaker behind “Somersault” (starring Abbie Cornish) and the German wartime drama “Lore” will be trying her hand at a true crime limited series, reports If.com. The eight-part series, titled “The Monaro,” is a project that Shortland has been mulling over since her days at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

Read More: ‘Berlin Syndrome’ Trailer: Teresa Palmer Becomes Her Lover’s Prisoner in Cate Shortland’s Sundance Thriller

The series is set in the 1830s in the Monaro region of New South Wales, Australia, east of the Snowy Mountains — which is also where the filmmaker shot “Somersault.” That’s all that we know about the plot at the moment.

Shortland has her work cut out for her. “I’m working with this great team of people, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Hopper Penn & Paz De La Huerta To Topline Indie ‘Puppy Love’

15 March 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Hopper Penn and Boardwalk Empire alumnae Paz de la Huerta have been set to star in Puppy Love, a dramatic comedy written and to be directed by Michael Maxxis, a music video and commercials director making his feature film debut. Michael Madsen, Donald Cerrone, Rosanna Arquette and Colleen Camp are also aboard. David Michaels, George Parra and Nicolette Saina are producing, and Sam Osman is executive producing and financing via Film Alberta Studios. Principal photography… »

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Hopper Penn, Paz de la Huerta to Star in Dramatic Comedy ‘Puppy Love’

15 March 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hopper Penn will star in the dramatic comedy “Puppy Love” alongside Paz de la Huerta, Michael Madsen, Ufc fighter Donald Cerrone, Rosanna Arquette and Colleen Camp. Shooting starts in Edmonton, Alberta, on March 20.

Music video director Michael Maxxis will direct from his own screenplay, based on a year in the life of Maxxis’ male cousin Morgan Fairchild (no relation to the actress) during which he falls in love with a homeless woman he meets through his older brother. The story follows him as he patrols the streets in his car, looking for and meeting up with her in a dysfunctional relationship that grows and develops into something kind, endearing and beautiful.

Elle King and Mickey Avalon will also appear in the movie dramatic comedy, in addition to an extended cameo by Wayne Newton. David Michaels will produce alongside George Parra  and Nicolette Saina, with Sam Osman executive producing and financing under Film Alberta Studios. »

- Dave McNary

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‘Diamond Cartel’ Clip: Peter O’Toole Wields Cigarettes and Machine Guns in His Last Performance — Watch

7 March 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Diamond Cartel,” directed by Salamat Mukhammed-Ali (“The Whole World at Our Feet”), preserves one final performance from one of Hollywood’s finest, Peter O’Toole. While it may seem sort of surreal to see Mr. O’Toole go from the wooing Katherine Hepburn to wielding a machine gun, it’s actually quite comedic.

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In addition to the eight-time Oscar nominee, “Diamond Cartel” stars Emmy Award-winning actor Armand Assante and includes appearances by Michael Madsen. Pretty stacked. Additionally, the film showcases the talents of  martial arts superstar Bolo Yeung (“Enter The Dragon”), Japanese TV and film veteran Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Japanese-American 11-time professional kickboxing world champion Don “The Dragon” Wilson. No, really stacked.

Read More: Watch: Rare Behind-the-Scenes Footage from ‘Lawrence of Arabia

The film is set to have its theatrical release on March »

- Kerry Levielle

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Rock Paper Dead Frees a Serial Killer in this Official Trailer (Bad Move!)

3 March 2017 2:21 PM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Tom Holland (Child's Play, Thinner) returns to horror with the indie feature Rock Paper Dead. Developed by writers Kerry Fleming and Victor Miller, the film involves a "cured...serial killer." Peter returns to his ancestral home to, unsurprisingly, kill again! The film stars: Michael Madsen, Tatum O'Neal, Najarra Townsend and Gabrielle Stone. What is surprising - there are two sequels already in the works, for this series. Rock Paper Dead 2 and 3 will release in 2018 and 2020, respectively. For now, a trailer for the first title is hosted here. The synopsis expands on the film's story slightly. Peter (Luke Macfarlane) has been released from a state hospital, for the criminally insane. Childhood memories, triggered by a visit to his hometown, compel Peter to kill again. A visit from Ashley (Jennifer Titus) might quell his rage, if he can just resolve his past. Rock Paper Dead will release in 2017. Before the film's launch, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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First Trailer for Horror 'Rock Paper Dead' from Director Tom Holland

2 March 2017 6:43 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Welcome back, Peter..." This is the first horror film from director Tom Holland since Thinner in 1996. Rock Paper Dead is the new horror film made by Tom Holland, director of the original Fright Night, Child's Play and Thinner. The film is about a serial killer named Peter "the Doll Maker" Harris, played by Luke Macfarlane, who returns to his hometown after being "cured" in a mental hospital only to relapse into his spooky, doll-maker, serial killer ways. The full cast includes Michael Madsen, Tatum O'Neal, Maureen McCormick, and Jennifer Titus. With so much innovative and unique horror being made, by comparison this looks rather lackluster. Even the lead actor seems miscast, the whole film just seems weird. Here's the first teaser trailer for Tom Holland's Rock Paper Dead, direct from YouTube (via Deadline): From the creators of Friday the 13th and Child's Play!, Rock Paper Dead is the story of serial killer, »

- Alex Billington

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‘Rock Paper Dead’ Teaser: First Look At Serial Killer Horror Pic From Director Tom Holland

2 March 2017 3:09 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Here’s a first look at the upcoming film Rock Paper Dead, from horror genre heavyweights Victor Miller (Friday The 13th franchise) and director Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play, Thinner). Starring Michael Madsen, Tatum O'Neal, Jennifer Titus and Luke Macfarlane, the pic will be released sometime this year. The film follows a serial killer Peter "The Doll Maker" Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state's hospital for the… »

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Species Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Announced by Scream Factory

7 February 2017 9:13 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last year Scream Factory released all three of the Species sequels on Blu-ray, and now they’re sure to make fans of the franchise (and completist collectors) happy with their announcement of a Collector’s Edition release of the original Species.

Scream Factory has slated their Species Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for a summer release. Special features will be revealed in the future, and we’ll be sure to share them as soon as they surface.

Directed by Roger Donaldson (Dante’s Peak), Species stars Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Marg Helgenberger, Natasha Henstridge, and Michelle Williams. Will you be adding it to your home media shelf?

From Scream Factory: “Well the cat (or alien, in this case) is out of the bag. Due to some recently unplanned leaks on various outlets we are moving up our reveal that we are planning a Collector’s Edition »

- Derek Anderson

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Why Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ Never Got a Sequel

3 February 2017 7:53 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” took more than $200 million on an $8 million budget in 1994, making it one of the biggest surprise hits of the 1990s. As the Av Club points out, that type of return on investment “generally leads to the immediate announcement of three sequels, a prequel TV miniseries, and a webcomic that tidies up loose ends from the interstitial video game franchise.”

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Despite the fact that Tarantino previously expressed an interest in making both a prequel to “Pulp Fiction” featuring John Travolta’s character of Vincent Vega and a sequel about Samuel L. Jackson’s Jules Winnfield, neither project has come to fruition. One reason is that the former idea became increasingly tough to pull off due to Travolta’s age. Playing a younger version of yourself isn’t really viable once a decade has passed since the original movie. »

- Graham Winfrey

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Great Job, Internet!: Why has there never been a Pulp Fiction 2?

2 February 2017 1:03 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Upon its release in 1994, Pulp Fiction was an immediate pop culture phenomenon, its various catchphrases and plot points burbling into the mainstream even among people who hadn’t seen the film. It earned over $200 million on an $8 million budget, the sort of Roi that generally leads to the immediate announcement of three sequels, a prequel TV miniseries, and a webcomic that tidies up loose ends from the interstitial video game franchise. Even Tarantino has expressed a desire to revisit those characters and that world. A new video from Looper explores all the many reasons why that hasn’t—and probably won’t, at this point—come about.

Tarantino’s original vision for a Pulp Fiction sequel was the storied Vega brothers movie, combining Michael Madsen’s character from Reservoir Dogs and John Travolta’s from Pulp Fiction for a prequel jaunt through Amsterdam. But as the actors ...

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- Clayton Purdom

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Monster-Movie Mayhem: ‘Piranhaconda’ Review

2 February 2017 8:12 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Michael Madsen, Rachel Hunter, Shandi Finnessey, Terri Ivens, Rib Hillis, Angie Savage, Chris De Christopher, Kurt Yaeger, Noah Blake | Written by J. Brad Wilke, Mike MacLean | Directed by Jim Wynorski

When a rogue scientist discovers an immense egg in the dark recesses of a rainforest he thinks hes stumbled across his fame and fortune. But little does he know that it belongs to a terrifying hybrid monster, known only as the Piranhaconda (a moniker only mentioned once in the Entire film and dismissed as a stupid name!). Soon the beast is on the loose, hunting for its unborn child, rampaging through the country and destroying everything in its path in a mass of CGI-enhanced gory-glory.

A killer-creature B-movie from the Roger Corman staple, Piranhaconda is yet another made for Syfy TV movie suprisingly this one comes from director Jim Wynorski, who is well-known in the horror community for successfully mixing T&A and horror. »

- Phil Wheat

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Trailer unveiled for Jared Masters' bloody sword-and-sandal epic 'Absolute Vow'

30 January 2017 5:51 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Dawna Lee Heising,

MoreHorror In Hollywood

Once in a great while; a motion picture comes along that grips you to your spiritual core, while tantalizing with terror, tormenting with elements of horror, and tranquilizing you with fear. The film in question: Absolute Vow.

Viewers will be instantly immersed into a stunning world of surrealism, in glorious two-strip technicolor. A rekindling of the deep faith you once had. It is the latest from Grindhouse Guru, Jared Masters. A true Biblical tragedy. The strange, brutal story of Jephthah's daughter.

One thousand years before Christ, in an age where pagans ran rampant... Incest and child sacrifices were common place, for false gods that consumed the minds of many wicked men, until the shocking story of a virgin ... without a name, made its way into the Holy Canon, and now, fully embellished for the first time, by the Sultan of Sensationalism, Jared Masters.

The »

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Quentin Tarantino Returns to Sundance with ‘Reservoir Dogs’ 25 Years After Its Premiere

28 January 2017 9:46 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Twenty-five years after premiering his “Reservoir Dogs” to a mixed reception at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival, Quentin Tarantino returned to Park City on the last weekend of the Sundance Film Festival to screen a new 35mm print of his first feature and to reflect on his roots at the festival. After the film, Tarantino was accompanied onstage by his long-time producer Lawrence Bender and actor Michael Madsen (who played Mr. Blonde), as the three men took part in an eye-opening 50-minute Q&A.

Tarantino’s immediate reflection after having watched the film for the first time in a while was that he was surprised about its 100-minute length. “I can’t believe I made a movie that short,” joked Tarantino, whose last film, “The Hateful Eight,” was over three hours long.

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Although not often associated with the festival proper, »

- Chris O'Falt

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JoBlo.com at the 25th anniversary Sundance screening/Q&A of Reservoir Dogs!

28 January 2017 12:43 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It’s hard to believe, but Reservoir Dogs is twenty-five years old. On the anniversary of its world premiere at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival, none other than Quentin Tarantino, with producer Lawrence Bender and star Michael Madsen in-tow, showed up at an anniversary screening of a brand-new 35Mm print, run on a dual system so you could get the full effect with cigarette burns (likely per... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Tom Holland’s New Horror Film Rock Paper Dead

27 January 2017 1:53 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

He brought Fright Night and Child’s Play to life on the big screen, and now director Tom Holland is returning to give horror fans new nightmares with his latest movie, Rock Paper Dead. The film began production in September, and we’ve been provided with a set of behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the movie to share with Daily Dead readers.

Starring Michael Madsen, Rock Paper Dead is expected to come out sometime in 2017, and we’ll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, we have the official press release and batch of behind-the-scenes photos below.

Press Release: Rock Paper Dead is the story of serial killer Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state’s hospital for the criminally insane after twenty years – a “cured” man. Once inside the old house, »

- Derek Anderson

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