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Birthday shoutouts go to Matthew Morrison (above), who is 34, Jack Plotnick is 44, and Grace Slick is 73.NBC has announced that Smash will return on Tuesday, February 5th from 9-11 Pm Et, before settling into its regular 10 Pm slot the next week, following The New Normal. Grant Gustin is joining 90210 in a multi-episode arc as a "charming college student who comes from a privileged background." Um ... is Teddy single again?Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi will star in the ITV sitcom Vicious Old Queens, about an "elderly homosexual couple living together in Covent Garden."The damage has been done, you asshat. Towleroad has spent the day updating the results of Sandy.Below you can see John Fugelsang take on bullying. He's absolutely right that the name should be changed.
What happened to Ricky Martin's pants?
Below you can see Macklemore and Ryan Lewis perform their equality anthem "Same Love »
Running Time: 144 Minutes
Synopsis: Aaron Boone is a young man plagued by the dreams of a city named Midian and the grostesque creatures that inhabit it. When wrongly accused as a serial-murderer, he seeks out the place that he has always felt connected to and in turn, fulfilling his destiny in this otherworldly realm…
Looking back at Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, a film I first caught at the age of 11 (shhh), I remember it being strikingly weird and more that a little head-scratching. It’s now known that the film we saw, was not the version Barker envisaged for his novel ‘Cabal‘. Morgan Creek, the studio behind Nightbreed were notoriously unhappy with his finished film and subsequently went on to butcher his take, which is perhaps why the film »
- Craig Hunter
Girls on Film is a weekly column that tackles anything and everything pertaining to women and cinema. It can be found here every Thursday night, and be sure to follow the Girls on Film Twitter Feed for additional femme-con. Little Things Resonate … or: How I Discovered the Link Between Fire with Fire, Gore Vidal and Social Responsibility Fire with Fire finally hit DVD this week, a forgotten ‘80s film that never made its way to disc until a Bruce Willis film with the same name geared up for release. (Coincidence? Probably not.) The Virginia Madsen/Craig Sheffer romance debuted 26 years ago, grabbing the third box-office spot behind Richard Pryor’s Jo Jo Dancer and the week’s big robotic release, Short Circuit. It was a time when moviegoers were...
- Monika Bartyzel
I had no idea someone made a sequel to director Robert Butler’s low-rent Ray Liotta thriller “Turbulence”, let alone two. So you can probably imagine my surprise when I happened upon a random copy of “Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal” on VHS at a local antique mall. For a whopping $1, I was treated to what appeared to be three separate movies edited together into one needlessly complicated thriller. The story concerns itself with a Marilyn Manson-style rock star who stages a private show aboard a 747 as its flying across the United States. Before long, the passengers are treated taken hostage by their goth hero, who intends to crash the plane into the most evil location on the entire planet: Eastern Kansas. Now, it’s up to some random FBI boss (Joe Mantegna), one of his startlingly sexy agents (Gabrielle Anwar), and a hippie hacker (Craig Sheffer) to stop this »
- Todd Rigney
We've updated our Film4 Fright Fest line-up story with tons of images. Read on to see what you may have missed and what's brand spanking new! Dig it!
Programme - Screen 1
Thursday Aug 23
Opening Film - The Seasoning House (World Premiere)
Special make-up prosthetics and splatter genius Paul Hyett makes his directorial debut with a harrowing exploration into tense claustrophobia, hard-hitting action and rollercoaster suspense. In a Balkan brothel, where girls kidnapped by soldiers in war-torn zones are prostituted to the military and civilians alike, Angel (Robin Day) is the deaf mute orphan enslaved to care for the inmates. But unbeknownst to her captors, she moves between the walls and crawlspaces of the seasoning house planning her escape. Psychological horror in the nerve-shredding Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski style but with an ultra-modern twist.
89 mins Director: Paul Hyett UK 2012
Sean Pertwee – Goran
Kevin Howarth – Viktor
- Uncle Creepy
Chicago – Fans of the inventively gruesome filmmaker and visual artist Clive Barker will be delighted by the eleventh installment of Terror in the Aisles. A rare Clive Barker Triple Feature will screen Friday, July 13, at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave, featuring two very special guests, and the restored version of a Barker classic.
The cinematic mayhem kicks off at 7:30pm with the midwest premiere of “Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut,” a 155-minute extended version of the 1990 horror fantasy. Based on Barker’s 1988 novella, “Cabal,” the film revolves around a group of mutant outcasts discovered by a haunted everyman (Craig Sheffer) and his bewildered girlfriend (Anne Bobby). The film is notable for its supporting performance by the acclaimed filmmaker David Cronenberg (“The Fly,” “A History of Violence”) and its atmospheric score by master composer Danny Elfman. The butchered cut of the film released to theaters wasn’t true to Barker’s original vision, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
This weekend Rock of Ages terrorizes theaters with 1980’s rock musical overload. This seems like as good a time as any to horrify you with a musical number from a Reagan era sci-fi rock musical. Sex is the least of Voyage of the Rock Aliens' problems.
How does one go from directing Clint Eastwood as “Dirty Harry” in The Enforcer and Chuck f’ing Norris in Forced Vengeance to directing Pia Zadora, Jermaine Jackson, Craig Sheffer, and Michael Berryman in something called Voyage of the Rock Aliens?
Pia Zadora began her acting career playing a green-skinned Martian child in the 1964 holiday bad movie classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Who would have ever imagined that would be the pinnacle of her career?
Fans of Nightbreed and Clive Barker have been excited about The Cabal Cut, an extended version of the movie that has been screening at a couple of recent horror conventions. We have good news from Clive Barker, who let everyone know that Morgan Creek gave them permission to raise funds for a Blu-ray release:
“My friends, Clive here, writing to share some wonderful news. Following the two Sold Out screenings of Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut on Sunday, Morgan Creek has given us permission to show the cut around the world and to raise money to prepare the cut for a release on Blu Ray.
This could not, would not have happened without your voices. We have all been heard. The Morgan Creek team have my thanks and my respect. Very seldom does anyone in the movie business pay attention as they have, understanding perhaps that the message of the »
- Jonathan James
This past weekend, it was announced that the extended cut of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed would be screening in Los Angeles this June. Continue reading for more details on The Cabal Cut, a teaser trailer, and information on the screening:
“Ever since it was first released, Clive Barker’s Nightbreed has been the subject of much debate. For nearly twenty years now, there have been stories of more Nightbreed, missing scenes, and special edition releases. These stories have always been conjecture and hearsay. Until now…
In 2009 Seraphim’s Mark Miller contacted Morgan Creek and found out that there may well be more to the Myth than anyone had thought. Two European encoded VHS tapes were discovered and sent to Phil and Sarah Stokes, who run Clive Barker’s website, Revelations. They viewed the tapes and saw what nobody had seen in almost 2 decades; additional Nightbreed footage. Phil and Sarah transferred the footage to DVD and, »
- Jonathan James
If you haven't heard of Nightbreed, it's Clive Barker's ambitious adaptation of his novel Cabal. It stars David Cronenberg as serial killing psychiatrist Dekker, and Craig Sheffer as his patient Boon, framed for his murders. Shot down by the cops, Boon is resurrected in the secret mythical city of Midian - "where the monsters go" - and joins its denizens as they defend the gates of the city against the "real monsters". It's a decent, underrated, but admittedly uneven movie, spawned from a far superior novel and Epic (remember them?) comic series. Apparently the film was drastically interfered with by its studio (they cut it down to under 90 minutes) and has always been the subject of controversy, and rabid fan speculation as to "what may have been". Now the full 145 minute "Cabal Cut" will screen for the very first time. Here is the story of The Cabal Cut's »
On TV this Wednesday: Batman is Betty White‘s latest Rockers star, Apartment 23 is in a jam, Revenge flashes back, the CSI finale is gangbusters with guest stars and more. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The Top 4 are California Dreamin’ as they perform songs by artists from the Golden State. See Michael Slezak’s song suggestions and watch the most recent episode of Idology!
- Alyse Whitney
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 31, 2012
Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Olive Films
Tough, street-smart kid Joe (Sheffer), serving a sentence in a state youth reformatory, meets beautiful Catholic girl Lisa (Madsen) studying in a near by convent. The two are immediately drawn to each other and against all odds, a forbidden love blossoms. Eventually their relationship is discovered and with trouble all around them, the young lovers decide to flee. Will they be able to evade the law and other authorities long enough to find happiness…?
A modern-day Romeo and Juliet or sorts that certainly had its fans back in the day, the PG-13-rated Fire with Fire is directed »
'Machete' bad-ass Danny Trejo hits big and small screens stateside today as his new vengeance filled action flick 'Bad Ass' is unleashed on in theatres and on VOD across the Us. Trejo plays Frank Vega, a Vietnam veteran now a senior citizen, who begins taking the law into his own hands. Shalim Ortiz, Ron Perlman ('Season of the Witch'), Craig Sheffer, Jillian Murray, Jennifer Blanc, Winter Ave Zoli, Charles S. Dutton, Richard Riehle, Patrick Fabian and Danny Woodburn all co-star. The Craig Moss directed 'Bad Ass' is available on VOD from Amazon, Apple, Avail Media, Best Buy, Blockbuster, Cineplex, DirecTV, Microsoft, Mts Allstream, Sony, Tvn, Verizon and Vudu. Check out the new poster below. »
Clive Barker's Nightbreed disappeared in a storm of studio interference in 1990, and Hellraiser recently limped to an eighth Dtv sequel in the absence of Dimension's all-but-abandoned remake. But both may now find new life on the small screen, with a sudden flurry of news stories suggesting that Hellraiser and Nightbreed are both now in development as TV series.Let's deal with Nightbreed first. An extremely ambitious adaptation by Barker of his own novel Cabal, the film version was envisioned as a a spectacular cavalcade of mad creatures and monster action. Weirdly, it starred David Cronenberg as serial killing psychiatrist Dekker, and Craig Sheffer as his patient Boon, framed for his murders. Shot down by the cops, Boon is resurrected in the secret mythical city of Midian, where the monsters live, and joins them as they defend the gates of the city against the "real monsters" from the normal world. A »
Horror master Clive Barker adapted his own 1988 novella “Cabal” into the 1990 film “Nightbreed”. Originally envisioned as a sprawling trilogy, “Nightbreed” flopped both with audiences and critics, no sequels ever materialized, and nothing further happened. But perhaps all that is about to change as Barker is developing a reboot of “Nightbreed” as a potential cable show. “Nightbreed” is about a mythical secret community of monsters who live in place called Midian, hidden and insulated from humans. Their existence is threatened by a violent, twisted serial killer, and a mental patient named Boone (Craig Sheffer) who believes he belongs among the creatures of Midian. I first saw “Nightbreed” at what was likely a wildly inappropriate age, and immediately fell in love. It also made me realize that David Cronenberg (who appears as the creepiest character you’ll ever meet) is one seriously scary dude. To this day it is still my favorite Barker movie, »
- Brent McKnight
What a moving introduction last night on One Tree Hill. There was so much anxiety, anger, and then warmth. In the words of a fellow One Tree Hill viewer, “I’m about to cry and I don’t even cry over television shows. This is too sad.” “Danny Boy” was undoubtedly the most emotionally draining episode of the season. It reminded me of the season three finale, all of that emotion in the final moments coming like a sudden flood. Haley (Bethany Joy Lenz) seemed to have tears flowing in every scene, making us all wrecks throughout. Bethany Joy Lenz was phenomenal. Danny’s death was inevitable but even knowing what was coming, what a heartbreaking episode this was. The villain turned hero met his with loved ones surrounding him.
“Am I in hell?” – Dan
“Not yet.” – Deb
As disappointing as it was for Lucas not come and visit Dan (Paul Johansson) on his deathbed, »
- Melody Simpson
Dan. Effing. Scott. Whether you loved him, hated him, or loved to hate him, it is nearly impossible to argue that he didn't have one of the most intriguing and divisive character arcs of all-time.
He tormented his sons, his wife and everyone else in town for that matter. He was hit by a speeding car, poisoned, lost out on a number of heart transplants and attempted to hang himself. Dan Scott even murdered his own brother.
He also treated his grandchildren - we mostly witnessed this through his joyous moments with Jamie - wonderfully. When it came down to it, and someone he loved was in extreme danger, he put everything (including his life on the line), saving Nathan Scott for his family.
We got to relive so much of his journey over the course of these nine seasons of One Tree Hill in "Danny Boy," whether through spoken word or visual flashback, »
- email@example.com (Dan Forcella)
Dan finally earns his son's love & gets a surprise visitor from 'Tree Hill' past! This was the most emotional episode of the season. Jamie's (Jackson Brundage) words "He'll be alright, he's Grandpa Dan," echoed throughout the hospital on the March 21 episode of One Tree Hill, as everyone came together after Dan (Paul Johansson) took a a bullet for Nathan (James Lafferty). The doctors informed the newly reunited Scott family that after being shot, and combined with his heart problems, it was likely that Dan wouldn't survive. Throughout the episode, Dan had flashbacks of the many paths he'd chosen in life. Some were good moments, like the 0ne time he and Nathan actually played basketball without keeping score, but others were more tragic events Dan sincerely regrets, like shooting his brother. But just when you thought he'd pull through, Dan flatlined and was visited by none-other-than his brother, Keith (Craig Sheffer). At this point, »
- Jaymie Bailey
Wipe your tears,"One Tree Hill" fans -- and, if you haven't yet seen tonight's incredibly emotional episode, "Danny Boy," you'll definitely want to click away and come back later. Consider this your official spoiler alert.
In "One Tree Hill's" nine years on the air, Dan has survived a heart attack, a fire, a dog eating his donor heart, multiple car accidents, a psychotic nanny -- the list goes on. We didn't think we'd ever see the end of him -- and Paul Johansson agreed. "I thought Dan was a cockroach," he joked. "When nuclear winter came. Dan would be walking around in the ashes."
Instead, though, we finally said goodbye to Tree Hill's greatest, most dynamic and sympathetic villain in a powerful episode that featured a surprise guest appearance from Keith (Craig Sheffer), the brother Dan murdered in Season 3.
Johansson was thrilled to learn that Sheffer had agreed »
Warning: If you’ve yet to watch Wednesday’s heartbreaking episode of One Tree Hill, avert your eyes now. We repeat, do not read on! Everyone else, proceed… with caution.
While his death wasn’t entirely unexpected, the rather exceptional hour of the long-running CW series pulled off a feat rarely seen in TV today: the unspoiled return of a fan fave character.
- Megan Masters
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