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Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole to play Jodie Whittaker’s companions in Doctor Who

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The BBC has announced that Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor will have three companions when the eleventh series of Doctor Who gets underway in the Autumn of 2018.

As previously rumoured, Bradley Walsh will be joining the series as companion Graham, along with Hollyoaks’ Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole as Yasmin and Ryan.

“The new Doctor is going to need new friends,” states new showrunner Chris Chibnall. “We’re thrilled to welcome Mandip, Tosin and Bradley to the Doctor Who family. They’re three of Britain’s brightest talents and we can’t wait to see them dive into brand new adventures with Jodie’s Doctor. Alongside them, we’re delighted that Sharon D Clarke is also joining the show.”

“I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor,” added Walsh. “Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I’d »

- Gary Collinson

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BBC Reveals The Full Tardis Team For Doctor Who Season 11

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Ever since Jodie Whittaker was announced as the Thirteenth Doctor back in July, Doctor Who fans have been dying to find out more about this new incarnation of the show. Now, we finally have all the juicy details thanks to a press release straight from the BBC.

First up, we can tell you who’ll be joining Whittaker in the Tardis. Yes, it turns out that those earlier rumours were right and British comedian Bradley Walsh is stepping on board the time machine as the Doctor’s latest companion. Apparently, he’ll be playing a character named Graham.

The twist is, though, that the Doctor and Graham will have two other friends joining them on their travels. Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill (both previously seen in British soap opera Hollyoaks) are signing up for regular roles on the sci-fi show. Cole will be playing Ryan while Gill will take on the part of Yasmin. »

- Christian Bone

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Halloween Haunted Hausu Party!

21 October 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

How often have you heard someone (usually a blurb whore, but sometimes someone you actually know) describe a movie as being “indescribable” or “unlike anything you’ve ever seen before”? And then you go see the alleged one-of-a-kind work and not only is it quite describable, it’s usually describable in terms of many things have come before or since. Not so Nobukhi Obayashi’s House (Hausu) (1977), a spirited, schlocky horror comedy that is so in tune with its own inexplicable wavelength of bizarre, cutie-pie and sometimes strangely lovely images as to make David Lynch look calculated and schematic in comparison. (The frightening images that are packed into Hausu’s bulging skin are as likely to inspire peals of laughter as fear, but laughter that may after a while begin to acquaint you with genuine madness.) Obayashi’s slapdash sensibility is firmly rooted in the explosively playful attitude of Japanese pop culture, »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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The Essential Vampire Films

16 October 2017 7:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In readiness for Halloween, Tom Jolliffe takes a look at the essential Vampire films…

With that thing coming up that takes place on the last day in October. You know the one? Yeah, candy sales go through the roof, your house gets egged and toilet papered. Meanwhile you sacrifice a chicken over a Ouji board in the hope of getting Kevin James to stop making films. It never works and you just unleash hell on Earth (or to put it another way, a new Kevin James film comes out). With that in mind, I thought it’d be a good time to look over the best Vampire films around.Why Vampires? Well I was watching a film (that will appear on this list) and had a brainwave.

So without further ado, and not in any particular order, here are the essential Vampire films!

Nosferatu (1922)

This iconic piece of cinema remains »

- Tom Jolliffe

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Giveaway – Win Hammer House of Horror on Blu-ray

15 October 2017 1:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

On Monday, October 23rd, Network is set to bring the classic anthology series Hammer House of Horror to Blu-ray for the very first time, and we’ve got a copy of the box set to give away to one lucky reader! Read on for details of how to enter…

From the iconic British horror studio this star-studded anthology series contains 13 episodes of spine-chilling terror blending the supernatural with modern horror hauntings, demonic possession and cannibalism. Marking a new direction for the studio under producer Roy Skeggs and with a cast including legendary British actor and Hammer icon Peter Cushing as well as Diana Dors, Denholm Elliott and Brian Cox, the series is featured here for the first time in stunning new High Definition.

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The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, October 29th. UK readers only please. To enter, »

- Gary Collinson

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Lost Horizon (1937)

10 October 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

It’s a wonder movie from the 1930s, a political fantasy that imagines a Utopia of peace and kindness hidden away in a distant mountain range — or in our daydreams. Sony’s new restoration is indeed impressive. Ronald Colman is seduced by a vision of a non-sectarian Heaven on Earth, while Savant indulges his anti-Frank Capra grumblings in his admiring but hesitant review essay.

Lost Horizon (1937)

80th Anniversary Blu-ray + HD Digital

Sony

1937 / B&W / 1:37 Academy / 133 min. / Street Date October 3, 2017 / 19.99

Starring: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard, Thomas Mitchell, Margo, Isabel Jewell, H.B. Warner, Sam Jaffe, Noble Johnson, Richard Loo.

Cinematography: Joseph Walker

Film Editors: Gene Havelick, Gene Milford

Art Direction: Stephen Goosson

Musical director: Max Steiner

Original Music: Dimitri Tiomkin

Written by Robert Riskin from the novel by James Hilton

Produced and Directed by Frank Capra

Frank Capra had a way with actors and comedy »

- Glenn Erickson

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Star Wars: Episode IX Was Supposed To Feature Leia Quite Prominently

9 October 2017 5:53 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We’ve heard a lot of different stories about how Star Wars: Episode IX, the final part of the revived trilogy, will handle the death of Carrie Fisher. After her tragic passing last December, it was rumoured that CGI would be used to recreate her likeness for the movie – in the mold of Peter Cushing in Rogue One – but this was ruled out by Lucasfilm a while ago. It was also said that Episode 9 was to have had a major role for Leia and that the film’s storyline had to be completely rewritten after Fisher died.

The truth is, we really don’t know just yet how exactly the actress’ loss will be dealt with, but during a panel at New York Comic Con this past weekend, Mark Hamill confirmed those previous reports, saying that the sequel to The Last Jedi would indeed have featured the actress quite prominently. »

- Matt Joseph

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Universal Announces Fast & Furious Spinoff Movie For 2019

5 October 2017 4:40 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not unlike James Wan before him, Straight Outta Compton filmmaker F. Gary Gray faced a monumental task upon taking the reins on The Fate of the Furious.

The sequel formerly known as Fast 8 shouldered a particular weight of expectation prior to release because of Paul Walker’s tragic, untimely death – even if Universal considered incorporating a CG Brian O’Connor a la Peter Cushing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – and it’s a testimony to Gray and his crew that The Fate of the Furious managed to carve out a new chapter in Universal’s petrolhead franchise, all the while scooping up roughly $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office.

It’s the beginning of an all-new and seemingly final trilogy of Fast and Furious movies at the studio, but beyond that, there are also plans to extend the franchise in exciting directions via spinoffs of the main series. »

- Matt Joseph

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Hammer House of Horror coming to Blu-ray in time for Halloween

5 October 2017 12:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Halloween almost upon us, Network has announced that it is releasing the classic anthology series Hammer House of Horror for the first ever time on Blu-ray!

See Also: Order via Amazon

From the iconic British horror studio this star-studded anthology series contains 13 episodes of spine-chilling terror blending the supernatural with modern horror hauntings, demonic possession and cannibalism.  Marking a new direction for the studio under producer Roy Skeggs and with a cast including legendary British actor and Hammer icon Peter Cushing as well as Diana Dors, Denholm Elliott and Brian Cox, the series is featured here for the first time in stunning new High Definition.

Hammer House of Horror is set for release on October 23rd. »

- Gary Collinson

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New Video Shows How Grand Moff Tarkin Was Resurrected For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

29 September 2017 7:03 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Star Wars has always pushed the envelope of special effects technology. From the still impressive Death Star run in A New Hope, through to the technical (if not narrative) success of Jar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace. But the most eye-catching effect the franchise has produced of late is the CGI resurrection of Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One. Now, courtesy of a new video released by Ilm Visual FX, we can get an idea of just how much work went into this most delicate of special effects operations.

Bringing back actors from the dead is still a controversial cinematic technique, coming with a tinge of morbidity and creepiness to it. On top of that, simply recreating human beings in CGI runs the obvious risk of plunging deep into the uncanny valley – where artificial representations of people are just realistic enough that the primitive part of »

- David James

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Watch: How Rogue One Brought Grand Moff Tarkin to Life

27 September 2017 7:16 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Ilm's newest video details the multi-layered process that went into bringing Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) to life in CGI form. »

- Matt Dolloff

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One Rumored Leia Scene Is Definitely Not Happening in Star Wars 8

21 September 2017 6:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As we get closer and closer to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we've been hearing some interesting details about the nefarious Supreme Leader Snoke, but today we have clarification that Snoke doesn't come face to face with Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher). There had been rumors that there would be some sort of confrontation between Leia and Snoke in this film, but that seemingly isn't the case, according to Andy Serkis. Here's what he had to say during a recent interview, revealing that he did get to spend some time with Carrie Fisher on the set, but he didn't have any scenes with her.

"I had no scenes with Carrie but I did get to know her a little bit. She was an incredible human being with a wonderful personality and she's sadly, sadly missed and everyone who came into contact with her was really touched by her great energy and great sense of humor. »

- MovieWeb

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Remembering Basil Gogos

15 September 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

There are images that stick with you for a lifetime, that remind you of moments that you will treasure till the end of your days. For many horror fans, those images were created by artist Basil Gogos, who recently passed away at the age of 78. While Gogos is gone, there is no doubt that for countless fans, his work and his influence will live on forever.

Perhaps no other artist in modern history has captured the monsters of the horror genre as iconically as Gogos did. His illustrations were simultaneously vibrant and gothic, displaying classic Universal Monsters against splashes of eye-catching colors, making the old new again in a daring, ambitious approach to art.

Many of Gogos' illustrations of Universal Monsters, along with characters from Hammer horror films played by the likes of Christopher Lee and Vincent Price, found a home on the magazine covers of Famous Monsters of Filmland, »

- Derek Anderson

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Crypt of Curiosities: Peter Cushing as Dr. Who

1 September 2017 2:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In the realm of quintessentially British pop culture staples, few have quite the sheer amount of content as Doctor Who. For over fifty years, the escapades of the time-traveling Doctor and his many companions have delighted audiences the world over, spanning countless serials, TV episodes, audio dramas, comic books, and novels. Unfortunately, when it comes to cinema, the good Doctor is a lot less prolific.

Despite many, many studio attempts (covered in the wonderful Now on the Big Screen by Charles Norton), only three adaptations of Doctor Who ever made it to film. The Canadian TV movie Doctor Who in the ’90s, starring Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor, is commonly agreed to be a weak oddity, but that’s not what this article is about. Because in the mid-60s, the British horror studio Amicus Pictures got Peter Cushing, one of the greatest horror actors ever, to step in »

- Perry Ruhland

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Frightfest 2017: ‘Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb’ Review: Dir. Seth Holt

27 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb Review: Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb returns to the big screen for one day only at this years Frightfest. Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb Review

2017 is an interesting year to revisit the Hammer horror classic, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb. This summer the property was of course revisited by Universal, in an attempt to kick-start a brand new franchise of films. The result was a poorly constructed Tom Cruise action vehicle, which failed to capture the terrifying roots of the original stories. Now, we take a look back at this eerily suspenseful thriller over 45 years later.

The plot revolves around a young woman named Margaret (Valerie Leon), who is haunted by the nightmares of an Egyptian queen brought back to London from an expedition by her father, Professor Fuchs. It is soon discovered that Margaret is in fact a magical vessel, »

- Ben Read

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Five actors who should play Obi-Wan Kenobi (who aren’t Ewan McGregor)

20 August 2017 4:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras with a satirical take on five actors who could replace Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi…

Star Wars is back, baby! And better than ever. There’s a new Obi-Wan Kenobi movie in the works over at Disney, and I thought it was time to chime in with five actors who could easily step into the role if Ewan McGregor doesn’t come back to don the brown robes. So let’s take a look at five actors who could play Obi-Wan who aren’t Ewan McGregor

Johnny Depp

This just makes too much sense. Depp has been Disney’s pride and joy since Pirates of the Caribbean launched a billion dollar franchise for the House of the Mouse. And let’s face it, audiences could potentially start tiring of Captain Jack Sparrow in another four or five installments. Johnny Depp has the charisma and defined acting chops that »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Geena Davis on Hollywood Sexism and Wanting to Be in ‘Wonder Woman 2’

18 August 2017 11:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar winner Geena Davis has spent more than a decade pushing Hollywood to create meatier roles for women.

Through the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a non-profit research organization, she’s been urging film and television executives to have as many girls as boys in children’s entertainment. The actress thinks the industry is turning a corner, and she believes that hits like “Wonder Woman” are changing things for the better across the media business.

Of course Davis, whose credits include “Thelma & Louise” and “A League of Their Own,” still has a day job. She’s back on screen this weekend in “Marjorie Prime,” as a woman who tries to comfort her ailing mother (Lois Smith) by enlisting a holographic projection of her late husband (Jon Hamm) to keep her company. The film asks big questions about memory and technology, and it’s earning Davis some of the strongest reviews of her career. She »

- Brent Lang

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Horror Hall Of Fame 26-Film DVD Set to be Released This October from Mill Creek Entertainment

16 August 2017 1:06 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Timeless titans of the horror genre—including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, and Christopher Lee—are featured in a new 9-disc, 26-film DVD set fittingly titled Horror Hall of Fame, coming this October from Mill Creek Entertainment.

Fright fans can keep an eye out for the Horror Hall of Fame DVD set (featuring over 35 hours of film footage) when it's released on October 17th. We have the cover art and full list of films below, and to learn more, visit Mill Creek Entertainment's website. Will you be adding this set to your home media collection this fall?

"Hungry for Horror? Stay glued to the edge of your seat with a 26 film bundle including some of the greatest works from the masters of Horror.

Bat, The - 1959 - Vincent Price

Before I Hang - 1940 - Boris Karloff

Black Room, The - 1935 - Boris Karloff

Boogie Man Will Get You, »

- Derek Anderson

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Blu-ray Review – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

15 August 2017 2:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, 2017.

Written and Directed by James Gunn.

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell.

Synopsis:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the adventures of the intergalactic team that was introduced to the cinematic Marvel Comics universe three years ago.

At its heart, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a movie about family. It opens with a young, CGI-ified Kurt Russell on 1980 Earth showing his girlfriend a space plant he has placed in the soil behind a Dairy Queen. If you’re guessing he probably has something to do with the back story of Earthling Peter Quill, leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, you wouldn’t be wrong.

In the present day, the Guardians have been tasked with protecting the powerful batteries »

- Brad Cook

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 50th Anniversary

12 August 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Sergio Leone’s Civil War gunslinger epic is everybody’s favorite western, and most everybody has a bone to pick regarding problems with the previous DVDs and Blu-rays. The good news is that Kino’s 50th Anniversary Special Edition takes giant leaps in correcting older audio issues . . . but the bad news . . .

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Blu-ray

2-Disc 50th Anniversary Special Edition

Kl Studio Classics

1966 / Color / 2:35 widescreen (Techniscope) / 187 161, 148 min. / Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il cattivo/ Street Date August 14, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, Aldo Giuffrè, Luigi Pistilli, Mario Brega, Al Mulock, Aldo Sambrell.

Cinematography: Tonino Delli Colli

Production Designer: Carlo Simi

Film Editor: Eugenio Alabiso, Nino Baragli

Original Music: Ennio Morricone

Written by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone, story by Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone.

Produced by Alberto Grimaldi

Directed by Sergio Leone

I’d like to report »

- Glenn Erickson

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