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Thanks to a somewhat suspect series of sub-genres born out of horror cinema’s tendency to descend into an exploitative pit of B-Movie mediocrity, to many the genre at large has lost its bite over recent decades. Horror fans stand shaking atop a perilous precipice, debating whether to plummet into one of James Wan’s undeniably entertaining demon infested households – littered with creepy kids and their even creepier fondness for jump-scare inducing toy antiquities – or to skip dinner and experience a Smörgåsbord of torture porn delicacies. Thankfully studios aren’t as willing to give Eli Roth money these days and this ugly trend has been somewhat curbed – minus the upcoming The Green Inferno, which, in all fairness, looks rather tasty. Also, don’t forget the wealth of found footage which lay hidden in darkened attics and dank cellars, because in an age of Hi-def, Blu-ray movies and instant streaming services, »
- Brody Rossiter
Good news, Netflix’s very funny looking original animated show BoJack Horseman featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Aaron Paul and Alison Brie will appear on Netflix on Friday 22nd August just in time to binge watch over the bank holiday weekend.
From what I have seen so far it looks promising but then so did Hemlock Grove. Expect a full report next week. In related news, Netflix have announced a whole slate of stand-up comedy exclusive to its service after the success of the recent Aziz Ansari special. So the likes of Chelsea Handler, Jim Jefferies, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti will be adding stand up shows to streaming between now and December. I have only heard of a couple of these acts but there again one of the best things to do with an hour to spare is browse Netflix for its plentiful supply of stand-up »
- Chris Holt
As previously reported, E! Online delivered their latest spoiler chat session and dished out new spoilers for the upcoming "Once Upon A Time" season 4 in regards to Belle and Gold aka Rumpelstiltskin. It turns out that we'll see Gold and Belle be content in the very first episode. However, after that, things are going to take a downward spiral. In their spoiler chat reveal, they stated when asked if Bella and Gold will be happy: "Don't bet on it! Robert Carlyle (Gold) teases that they'll be content "maybe in the first episode, but then that's it." Wah! Emilie De Ravin (Belle) points out that Gold is "bipolar" and we shouldn't start thinking he's a good guy. Double wah! Oh, and I have no idea what this means, but when I asked what the trending hashtag might be for the season premiere, Robert said "#Dance." So clearly, Gold will twerk. Duh. »
Opening this weekend is the big screen adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver. The 1993 Young Adult novel has quickly become a favorite among readers in the 20 years since it’s been published. While the adaptation is getting mixed reviews, there have been a number of stellar film adaptations that have surpassed readers’ expectations. With that in mind, we oriented our Netflix streaming guide around the best of book-to-film transformations.
Of Total Film’s 50 Greatest Book Movie Adaptations, we found 10 options worth streaming, plus a bonus: The Hunger Games — a film that relates purely based on the idea of being a dystopian novel turn big budget movie starring pretty young things.
Total Film’s greatest change from book to film: “Different story threads are told in the novel by a variety of characters, whereas Renton is »
- Stacy Lambe
Just because Once Upon a Time is a show about fairytale characters doesn't mean that the relationships can all have that fairytale happy ending so fast. Uneasy times are coming for a couple of relationships this season, as the cast previewed at San Diego Comic-Con this year.
Jennifer Morrison, Colin O'Donoghue, Robert Carlyle and Emilie de Ravin sat down with reporters to discuss their characters' relationships. The honeymoon's not going to last for long for Rumple and Belle, and Emma and Hook's relationship can be described only as a Facebook status at the moment. »
The sequel may not be out for years, but "Frozen" fans don't have to let anything go yet. ABC's "Once Upon a Time" is bringing Elsa and pals back this fall. See some photos of the princess (played by Georgina Haig), who will appear when season four premieres September 28 on ABC. It also stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Jared S. Gilmore, Jamie Dornan and Robert Carlyle. See the new photos here: »
- Dave Lewis
If you're like us, you can't wait for the first day of every month, because you know that Netflix is going to add a ton of new movies and TV shows. You refresh your account over and over again at midnight, hoping that those titles listed in the "Recently Added" section update with something new and exciting rather than the same ol' titles you've been staring at for the last four weeks.
Well, lo and behold, we've gathered the most exciting movies and TV shows being added to America's most popular streaming service, straight from Netflix themselves.
"Rocky" fans will be pumped to know that the first five boxing flicks (sorry, "Rocky Balboa" fans) will be added August 1, joining other '70s, '80s, and '90s movie favorites "Face/Off" (slow-motion doves!), "Mad Max" (apocalyptic leather!), "Spice World" (spice up your life!), "The Birdcage" (Calista Flockhart was in this, »
- Tim Hayne
San Diego - As 'Once Upon A Time' gears up for its fourth season, the cast made an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con to tease the future of Storybrooke's citizens. Newlyweds Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) and Belle (Emilie de Ravin) joked about their fallout when season three secrets are inevitably revealed. "I could just take them off [Belle's stilettos] and use them as weapons," de Ravin said. But when it comes to the biggest secret — the arrival of "Frozen's" Elsa — even the stars are in the dark. Carlyle admitted Rumple's history with Arendelle's queen is a mystery. "There's a lot of things in that vault I had no idea about. I genuinely don't know. Obviously he knows her, she knows him […] but I don't yet know what that relationship is," he said. On the subject of Rumpelstiltskin's tendency to keep volatile things under lock and key, de Ravin has a plan to keep »
- Donna Dickens
The cast and creators of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” enchanted Comic-Con’s Ballroom 20 on Saturday morning, bringing exec producers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz along with stars Josh Dallas, Jennifer Morrison, Colin O’Donoghue, Jared Gilmore, Lana Parrilla, Emilie de Ravin and Robert Carlyle.
The panel also gave fans a preview of the season four premiere, including the first look at “Frozen’s” Anna and Elsa. The clip showed Anna and Elsa joining hands and visiting their parents’ graves, laying flowers by the stones. “Anna, they would be so proud of you,” Elsa says.
“Both of us, Elsa,” Anna corrects. Elsa says she has a surprise for her sister, and Anna admits that “surprises tend to be hit and miss in this family.”
“You’ll like this one, I promise — it’s for your wedding,” Elsa smiles.
A second clip was shown of Regina going down into the »
- Laura Prudom
Is Once Upon a Time‘s Evil Queen back with a vengeance?
A sneak peek at the ABC drama’s Season 4 premiere, screened at the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, suggested as much, as Regina sought out a familiar frenemy.
“I need my mirror,” she declares, visiting Giancarlo Esposito’s entrapped adviser. “There’s someone standing in the way of my happiness. I need your help getting rid of them.”
Video Once Upon a Time Stars Preview ‘Passion,’ a ‘Complicated’ Triangle, Hook’s New Look, Cool Frozen Twists
Is Regina’s heartbreak, brought on by the return of Robin Hood’s “dead” wife Marian, »
Frozen is about to hit Storybrooke - and we're ready to find out some gossip! Luckily, the Once Upon a Time team are here at Comic-Con to give us some titbits, and we're going to share it all with you! So join us here when the panel kicks off at 11am Pt / 2pm Et / 7pm UK for all the news from the panel...
11:43But that's a wrap for the Once Upon A Time panel - thanks for joining us, and stick on Digital Spy for more Comic-Con coverage...
11:42Will we see more about the missing year? "Never say never." Will there ever be a big bad that doesn't have magic? Like, er, Cruella De Vil? "That's a distinct possibility," Adam says, and Edward agrees Cruella would be great.
11:42In the clip, Elsa has a surprise for Anna... "It's for your wedding!" There are huge screams at the »
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 12, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time
Riff-Raff, Loach’s first comedy, concerns a gang of itinerant construction workers (including Trainspotting’s Robert Carlyle) laboring under unspeakable conditions on luxury homes for London’s wealthy. Raining Stones, a Jury Prize-winner at the Cannes Film Festival, is about an earnest man (Bruce Jones) driven to desperate measures in an effort to buy his daughter a First Communion dress.
Both films feature scores by Stewart Copeland, which are offered on an isolated music and effects track.
As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, the time to order your Blu-ray discs directly from distributor Screen Archives is Now!
In the first three seasons of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, the show’s creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis have made a point of incorporating fairytale characters ranging from classic lore to more modern stories. Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla), and Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) have all been adapted for the series. Additionally, beloved characters from Disney animated films have appeared on the show: Mulan (Jamie Chung), Belle (Emilie de Ravin), and Ariel (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), just to name a few.
Click to continue reading ‘Once Upon a Time’ Season 4 Casts ‘Frozen’ Characters
- Molly Freeman
Emma Thompson's name conjures images of poise and grace, bringing to mind her sincere and moving performances in films like "Sense and Sensibility" and "The Remains of the Day." But, of course, the actress seems just as comfortable whipping off her spike heels at the Golden Globes or donning a fake nose and a snaggletooth for a role like "Nanny McPhee." Thompson is currently at work on "The Legend of Barney Thomson," actor Robert Carlyle's directorial debut based on a novel by Douglas Lindsay about a barber in Glasgow who lives a dull, pointless life until he crosses paths with an unstable serial killer. Carlyle plays the titular character, with Emma Thompson playing his dowdy mother. (Yet another actress plays far above her actual age.) Based on these on-set photos, all we can say is that it looks like she's going to knock this one out of the park. »
- Jacob Combs
Exclusive: Icon Film Distribution (Ifd) has signed a deal with UK sales and distribution company Park Circus to represent the Ifd library for UK theatrical release.
The Ifd library comprises more than 200 titles including Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, John Hillcoat’s The Road, John Carney’s Once, Emilio Estevez’s The Way, and Tom Ford’s A Single Man.
Park Circus specialises in putting classic films back on the big screen and represents more than 20,000 titles from major studios and independent rights owners. This summer, it will handle the international re-release of Some Like It Hot, The Lady From Shanghai, The Deer Hunter and To Catch A Thief.
Ifd, which re-launched last September backed by New Sparta, recently released animated feature Postman Pat: The Movie, which has generated nearly £3m ($5m) at the UK box office after three weeks on release.
The independent »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Ravenous is a film-shaped UFO: It's so delightfully weird that its very existence defies logic. Imagine a film that makes A Modest Proposal–style satire out of Dracula's gothic horror tropes in the spaghetti western milieu of The Great Silence. It's a pitch-black comedy about Manifest Destiny and cannibal frontiersmen.
Set in the western Sierra Nevadas during the Mexican-American War, Ravenous pits the inhabitants of Fort Spencer, a bunch of Peckinpah-esque misfits reluctantly led by battle-traumatized Boyd (Guy Pearce), against devilishly charming Colqhoun (Robert Carlyle), the sole survivor of a Donner Party–like massacre. The film ends with a drawn-out, quasi-homoerotic murder-suicide precipitated by a man-size bear tr »
Written by Ted Griffin
Directed by Antonia Bird
Ravenous is a film that is deceitful above all things. Almost from the outset, and certainly from the trailers, it portrays itself as a horror comedy in the vein of perhaps Evil Dead II or Cabin Fever. However, as the film comes together, the viewer quickly begins to see it for the maddening Frankenstein’s monster it truly is.
Ravenous tells the story of two outcasted men. The first is a disgraced former soldier, Calhoun, struggling with his “heroic” past, while the second, Ives, is the sole survivor of a wilderness trek. Both mens journeys ended bad and bloody, and because of this, there is a kinship among them. They seem to know and understand one another.
Oh, and one other thing, they’re both cannibals.
And so, in the quiet California snow of the 1800s, we find these two »
- Mike Worby
Here's a look at today's latest casting news: Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone will topline Robert Carlyle's feature directorial debut, The Legend of Barney Thompson. Gabourey Sidibe, Ian McShane, David Harewood, and Johnny Vegas join Sacha Baron Cohen in Louis Leterrier's spy spoof, Grimsby. Adam DeVine joins Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in Nancy Meyers' comedy, The Intern. Hit the jump for more on each picture. First up from THR is news that Thompson and Winstone will lead The Legend of Barney Thompson, with Carlyle playing the title character, a "Glaswegian barber who stumbles into serial murder. The Canada-uk co-production is currently shooting in and around Glasgow, Scotland, and also stars Brian Pettifer, Tom Courtney, Martin Compston, James Cosmo, Ashley Jensen, Kevin Guthrie and Stephen McCole. THR also reports that McShane, Sidibe, Harewood, and Vegas have joined Grimsby. While their roles remain undisclosed, the story centers »
- Dave Trumbore
Robert Carlyle is currently making his directing debut with the British-Canadian co-production The Legend Of Barney Thomson, and with shooting just underway, the final bits of the cast have fallen into place. Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone have both just joined the roster that includes Brian Pettifer, Tom Courtney, James Cosmo, Ashley Jensen, Martin Compston, Kevin Guthrie and Stephen McCole.Carlyle himself is playing the title character, a socially awkward Glaswegian barber living a dull life with his wife and mother until he crosses the path of a deranged serial killer. The film is based on The Long Midnight Of Barney Thomson, the first in a series of blackly comic crime novels about the "barbershop death junky" by Douglas Lindsay. Emma Thompson (in old lady make-up by X-Men and Harry Potter alumnus Mark Coulier) is Barney's mum, while Winstone is a copper chasing down the murderer...There are seven Barney Thomson books in total, »
Actor Robert Carlyle is making his directorial debut on the new horror comedy The Legend of Barney Thomson (formerly The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson), and we have the first image from the set for you. Check it out!
Myriad Pictures announced Tuesday that principal photography has begun in the UK on the darkly humorous film which will star two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks, Sense and Sensibility), Ray Winstone (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Departed, Hugo), and Carlyle, who will also play the title role.
The script is based on a widely popular series of novels by Douglas Lindsay and was adapted for the screen by BAFTA award-winner Colin McLaren (Donkeys) and Richard Cowan. Myriad Pictures is handling worldwide sales on the film.
In The Legend of Barney Thomson, Carlyle plays the title character, a downtrodden Glaswegian barber who inadvertently stumbles into serial murder, with both absurd and macabre consequences. »
- Steve Barton
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