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Horror Highlights: I Kill Giants, Comet TV December Viewing Guide, Twin Peaks Fan Film, The Temple Of Lilith

  • DailyDead
The renowned graphic novel from Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura comes to life in the feature film I Kill Giants, which has been acquired for Us distribution by Rlje Films. In today's Horror Highlights we also have a look at Comet TV's December viewing guide, the Indiegogo campaign for a Twin Peaks fan project, and we also enter the woods to watch the eerie short film The Temple of Lilith.

Rlje Films Acquires Us Distribution Rights to I Kill Giants: Press Release: "Los Angeles, Dec. 5, 2017 – Rlje Films, a brand of Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje), Umedia and Xyz Films announced today that Rlje has acquired the U.S. rights to the highly anticipated I Kill Giants, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival to critical praise. Based on the acclaimed Man of Action graphic novel by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura with a screenplay by Joe Kelly, the film was directed by Anders Walter,
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Kevin Sorbo's upcoming movie is giving away an assault rifle as a promotion

  • JoBlo
So Kevin Sorbo is at it again, starring in yet another Christ-sploitation flick. But unlike God's Not Dead, or his recent directorial debut Let There Be Light, this new one is a "faith-based action film" called The Reliant. And while it indeed looks just as cheap, cloying, and incompetent as his other recent films, there's something more controversial about... Read More...
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Film News Roundup: ‘Bernie the Dolphin’ Movie Backed by Ambi Group

Film News Roundup: ‘Bernie the Dolphin’ Movie Backed by Ambi Group
In today’s film news round-up, “Bernie the Dolphin” finds backing, Michelle Johnson returns to Hollywood, and Constantin Film picks up rights to “Danger Girl.”

Project Backing

Ambi Group is teaming with Fairway Film Alliance to finance and produce live-action feature “Bernie the Dolphin,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Lola Sultan (“This Beautiful Fantastic”) has been cast in the lead role, alongside Kevin Sorbo, Patrick Muldoon and Stelio Savante. Kirk Harris will direct “Bernie the Dolphin” from a screenplay written by Terri Emerson and Marty Poole.

Producers are Fairway Film Alliance partners Poole and Harris and Ambi principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, as we well as Tony Armer, film commissioner for St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fl. Executive producers are Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb with Stelio Savante as associate producer.

Sultan has appeared in more than 20 commercials including the Frito-Lay “Trade you” national spot, which has aired more than 15,000 times. She can be seen next in “Monsters at Large
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Horror Highlights: MST3K Turkey Day Marathon, Comet TV’s November Programming, The Ninth Passenger, Blood Bound, Occupation, My Neighbors Are Dead Podcast, Live-evil

Gather the family around the table, count your blessings, eat lots of food, and then maybe check out the MST3K marathon! Also: a look at Comet TV's November programming, Afm screening details for The Ninth Passenger, Blood Bound, and Occupation, My Neighbors are Dead podcast details, and three clips from Live-Evil.

MST3K Turkey Day Marathon Announced: Press Release: "It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey—cinematic turkey, that is! This Thanksgiving, grab a heaping helping of Mexican three-layer dip and pureed giblets and join your fellow MSTies for the beloved traditional Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon. Hosted by show creator Joel Hodgson and MST3K stars Felicia Day and Jonah Ray, this year’s marathon features six classic episodes of MST3K never before included in a Shout! Factory Turkey Day Marathon.

Starting at 12 pm Et / 9 am Pt on Thursday, November 23rd, the holiday marathon will showcase six classic MST3K episodes,
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‘Three Billboards’ Joins ‘Lady Bird’ as a Female-Centric Specialized Smash

  • Indiewire
‘Three Billboards’ Joins ‘Lady Bird’ as a Female-Centric Specialized Smash
For the second straight weekend, a strongly reviewed new film with a central female character broke through the clutter of this mixed fall season to great success. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Fox Searchlight) joined “Lady Bird” (A24) as the best starts among the many top titles vying for attention, and both did so by a wide margin above other films. “Lady Bird” added other top cities and proved its first week was no fluke, showing results unequaled since “La La Land” last year.

The grosses in both cases are early results, but the films look in prime position for both greater success and maximum attention just as the awards jockeying is reaching high gear. And given that both are female-centered, and not historical figure-based like so many other titles, makes them even more vital at the moment.

Opening

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight) Metacritic: 86; Festivals include: Venice,
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‘Lady Bird’ Takes Flight as Best Specialty Opener of 2017

  • Indiewire
‘Lady Bird’ Takes Flight as Best Specialty Opener of 2017
Lady Bird” (A24), Greta Gerwig’s first solo directing effort, rode a wave of strong reviews and publicity to score the best limited opener of the year. After a disappointing prime specialty season when it has become easy to forget what a strong limited platform opening can be, her valentine to her home town of Sacramento starring Saorise Ronan debuted even higher than expectations.

This success stood in sharp contrast to the weak opening for Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” (Lionsgate). Despite a strong push for the Amazon presentation, which opened the New York Film Festival, the military veteran drama starring Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne couldn’t pull in specialty audiences.

Opening

Lady Bird (A24) – Metacritic: 93; Festivals include: Telluride, Toronto, New York 2017

$375,612 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $93,903

The first breakout hit of the awards season is also the biggest specialized release of the year
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Swedish Comedy ‘The Square’ and Gay Romance ‘God’s Own Country’ Score at Specialty Box Office

  • Indiewire
This pre-Halloween weekend, multiple specialized distributors opened and expanded significant fall season releases. Comedy “The Square” (Magnolia), this year’s top Cannes prize-winner, launched at a high level for a subtitled film on the road to national release and Oscar contention.

No other opening reached its levels. “The Novitiate” (Sony Pictures Classics) drew disappointing results. “Bill Nye: Science Guy” (PBS) showed some initial promise, while “Jane” (Abramorama/National Geographic), another documentary about a well-known scientist, primate conservationist Jane Goodall, showed strong second weekend results. A24’s “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” led second weekend expansions.

Opening

The Square (Magnolia) – Metacritic: 74; Festivals include: Cannes, Toronto 2017

$76,000 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $19,000

Ruben Ostlund’s Cannes Palme d’Or-winner, despite a 2.5 hour length, opened unusually well for a subtitled film. The Swedish Oscar entry, a comedy about the art world, opened at four prime New York/Los Angeles locations with
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Box Office: ‘Jigsaw’ Dominates Pre-Halloween Weekend With $16.3 Million

Box Office: ‘Jigsaw’ Dominates Pre-Halloween Weekend With $16.3 Million
In the second slowest weekend this year, horror titles dominated the pre-Halloween box with Lionsgate’s opening of “Jigsaw” leading the way at a respectable $16.3 million at 2,941 North American locations.

The second weekend of “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” also from Lionsgate, turned in a solid performance with $10 million at 2,388 sites, but no other title cleared the $6 million mark. Matt Damon’s “Suburbicon” struggled with a dismal $2.8 million at 2,046 sites and Miles Teller’s “Thank You For Your Service” finished with $3.7 million at 2,054 theaters; both came in below what were modest forecasts in their launch weekends.

Jigsaw” is the eighth title in the “Saw” franchise, which centers on the deranged killer played by Tobin Bell. Audiences gave the movie a B Cinemascore, and the film made about $4 million less than projected in its launch weekend. The movie, which has a budget around $10 million, is set a decade after the death of Jigsaw as police investigate a series of gruesome
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'Let There Be Light': Film Review

'Let There Be Light': Film Review
Let There Be Light represents a clearly personal, family affair for former Hercules star Kevin Sorbo, who stars in and makes his directorial debut with the faith-based film. The screenplay was co-written by his real-life spouse Sam Sorbo, who plays his character's ex-wife, and their sons Braden and Shane appear as the couple's offspring. But while Christian audiences will no doubt embrace this heavily proselytizing drama, secular viewers are likely to feel like they've been accosted by a street corner preacher.

Sorbo plays Sol Harkens, a famed atheist whose latest best-selling book is entitled Aborting God (just one example of...
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Kevin Sorbo Claims Gianni Versace Sexually Harassed Him In The ’90s

  • ET Canada
Kevin Sorbo has come forward alleging designer Gianni Versace sexually harassed him in the early 1990s. The actor, 59, opened up about the incident on “The Adam Carolla Show” podcast when asked about the defamed Harvey Weinstein. Related: Harvey Weinstein’s Ex-Assistant Breaks Confidentiality Agreement, Reveals Behind The Curtain “I’ve got my sexual harassment story,” Sorbo said of […]
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Kevin Sorbo Alleges Gianni Versace Sexually Harassed Him in the Early 1990s

Kevin Sorbo Alleges Gianni Versace Sexually Harassed Him in the Early 1990s
Kevin Sorbo is claiming he experienced an unwanted sexual advancement from the late Gianni Versace in the early '90s. The actor—known for starring on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys—opened up about the incident on The Adam Carolla Show podcast Tuesday while discussing Harvey Weinstein's scandal. "I've got my sexual harassment story," Sorbo told Carolla, recalling how Versace approached him in Italy where he was modeling at the time. "He wanted to meet me because of my height. At 6-foot, 3-inches, he wanted me to do fashion shows with these 6-foot tall women." Sorbo went on to explain how Versace invited him to several dinner parties with major names,...
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‘Same Kind of Different as Me’ Review: Renee Zellweger Brings Grace to Faith-Based True Story

  • The Wrap
‘Same Kind of Different as Me’ Review: Renee Zellweger Brings Grace to Faith-Based True Story
Evangelical Christian filmmaking is having a moment. After the surprise box office success of “God’s Not Dead,” the dam broke and the product has flowed freely, more or less divided into two content streams: insular, badly-made, confirmation-bias movies for the faithful (which, somewhat ironically, are often explicitly created to function as tools for evangelization), and less pointed stories of kindness, forgiveness, and supernatural miracles that feature movie stars more relevant than Kevin Sorbo. “Same Kind of Different as Me,” based on a true story, is the latter, and, graded on the competency curve many of these films flatly fail to.
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Sean Hannity Goes Hollywood, Plugging Faith-Based Kevin Sorbo Movie He Produced (Video)

  • The Wrap
Sean Hannity Goes Hollywood, Plugging Faith-Based Kevin Sorbo Movie He Produced (Video)
Is conservative Fox News anchor Sean Hannity about to be Hollywood’s next big thing? The Fox News host has executive produced a new big-screen drama starring Kevin Sorbo called “Let There Be Light” that he previewed on his primetime show Tuesday night with a clip. “For the past two years I’ve been working on a very special project and I am a very proud executive producer and I wanted to do this because I’m tired of formulaic films that frankly go against conservative sensibilities and values,” he said. “You can bring the whole family. Bring tissues.” Also Read: Sean Hannity Sparks Twitter.
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Spotlight: Kevin Sorbo's Charity Work

“Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo is the spokesman and chair of A World Fit For Kids!, a non-profit organization that trains teenagers to become mentors to younger children.

In addition, Sorbo is involved with Faan, The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, promoting awareness and understanding of people affected by this disorder.

Charities & foundations supported

Kevin Sorbo has supported the following charities:

Afterschool AllianceALS AssociationAmerican Heart AssociationAmerican Stroke AssociationA World Fit For Kids!Celebrity Fight Night FoundationElizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS FoundationMuhammad Ali Parkinson CenterScreen Actors Guild FoundationStand Up To CancerStarkey Hearing FoundationUnited Service Organization Read more about Kevin Sorbo's charity work and events. Related articles Fore!! Celebrities Hit The Green For CharityCelebrity Fight Night A Knock-Out SuccessJoe Pesci Joins Charity Golf TournamentLook To The Stars Asks Kevin SorboCharles Barkley and Buddies Tee Off For Charity

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Horror Highlights: Comet TV’s October Viewing Guide, Splathouse Podcast Season 2, Holy Blood: Mexican Horror Cinema, The Elf

"Thank you for not smoking." Comet TV's October viewing guide is here and it will feature the Robocop trilogy! Also: details on Splathouse Podcast Season 2, and Holy Blood: Mexican Horror Cinema, with a trailer for The Elf capping off today's second Horror Highlights!

Comet TV's October Programming Guide Revealed: Press Release: “Airing On Comet in October

You Don’T Need A Subscription To Watch These Great Movies

They’Re Airing For Free On Comet!

Robocop Trilogy

Robocop (1987)

Robocop 2 (1990)

Robocop 3 (1993)

Friday, October 6

Starting at 8P/7C

Sunday, October 8

Starting at 2P/1C

Saturday, October 21

Starting at 10P/9C

Thursday, October 26

Starting at 4P/3C

New On Comet In October

Andromeda

Classic Space Opera is coming to Comet! Based on materials from sci-fi legend Gene Roddenberry, Andromeda stars all action hero Kevin Sorbo as the Captain of the Andromeda Ascendant, a highly advanced ship whose crew is charged with restoring power and stability to the Systems Commonwealth.
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‘Let There Be Light’ Gets Release Date; Kevin Sorbo’s Faith-Based Film From Exec Producer Sean Hannity

‘Let There Be Light’ Gets Release Date; Kevin Sorbo’s Faith-Based Film From Exec Producer Sean Hannity
Kevin Sorbo’s directorial debut, the faith-based feature Let There Be Light, has just gotten an October 27 theatrical release date from Atlas Distribution Co. The film was a family affair as Sorbo’s wife Sam Sorbo co-wrote the film and both star in it accompanied by their two sons. Sean Hannity (yes, Fox News) serves as an executive producer. After suffering the traumatic loss of his youngest son to cancer, Dr. Sol Harkens (Kevin Sorbo) loses faith and heads down a path…
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‘Supergirl: The Complete Second Season’ Blu-ray Review

To many, Supergirl is an important superhero show. Not only is it a successful example of a DC show, but it also flies the flag for female superheroes. With the release of Supergirl: The Complete Second Season, things are bigger and on an even greater scale, but does that make it a success?

With Kara (Melissa Benoist) striving to make herself as successful journalist at Catco Worldwide Media, she also has to do the same as Supergirl. Working with her adoptive sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), the Martian Manhunter at the Deo, the stakes have never been higher. Thankfully, she has friends and family (including Superman) to help her save the day.

There are a lot of important things that happen in this season, which feel ground-breaking for the show. This includes the “coming out” of Kara’s sister Alex. This is important because of the way it is handled,
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Review: Supergirl: The Complete Second Season

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The biggest problem with the DC Comics series on the CW is that they are overstuffed, robbing the title character of the spotlight and forcing them to work as part of a team. The formula can be repetitive and stifling, demanding that the star rise above the noise to get noticed.

As Supergirl moved from CBS where it was a well-reviewed, low-rated buzz series, to the CW, changes had to be made. Calista Flockhart chose not to join the team in Canada so Cat Grant, one of the more interesting members of the cast, was gone but the crappy looking Deo set got a major upgrade.

With Supergirl: The Complete Second Season now available from Warner Home Entertainment, we’re given a chance to evaluate how the sophomore outing went. They certainly aimed high, opening with the inevitable arrival of Supergirl (Melissa Benoist)’s cousin, Superman (Tyler Hoechlin). Of course,
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Xena Reboot Not Going Forward at NBC

Xena Reboot Not Going Forward at NBC
Xena’s battle cry has fallen silent for now: NBC is not moving forward with its planned reboot of Xena: Warrior Princess.

NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke confirmed the reboot’s demise to The Hollywood Reporter: “Nothing is happening on that right now. We looked at some material; we decided at that point that it didn’t warrant the reboot… I’d never say never on that one because it’s such a beloved title, but the current incarnation of it is dead.”

The Xena reboot had Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The 100) on board to write the pilot and serve as producer,
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‘Boone: The Bounty Hunter’ Review

Stars: John Hennigan, Osric Chau, Kevin Sorbo, Spencer Grammar, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Jonathan Lipnicki, Dominque Swain, Lorenzo Lamas, Richard Tyson, Jane Park Smith | Written by John Hennigan, Josh Burnell, Franco Movsesian, Jonathan Perkins | Directed by Robert Kirbyson

Boone, a fame-seeking reality show Bounty Hunter (think a douchier version of TV’s Dog the Bounty Hunter) gets carried away in his role and tries to bring down a drug lord and his empire. But when his quest for accolades ends with a bounty on his own head, Boone learns that serving justice is a heck of a lot more dangerous than just ratings.

Apparently conceived by star John Hennigan some five years ago, Boone: The Bounty Hunter has been a labour of love for the wrestler and actor ever since, with Hennigan eventually funding the film himself – no doubt through the money he earned wresting for the likes of Lucha Underground
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