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There’s something incredibly powerful when genre films are elevated by great writing. As a fan of horror, there is no greater reward to being given a hell of a story in which you Care and sympathize for every character in front of you. It’s what sets certain horror films apart from typical slasher fare, and films like Jack Heller’s Dark Was The Night really show what can be accomplished with a solid script, great direction and performances that you don’t see in a lot of genre films these days.
A deeply emotional story following a sheriff that has lost his faith in himself after one of his children dies in an accident, Dark Was The Night does a great job of making you care about its characters, all of which inhabit a small town that for the most part, is haunted by a long-standing urban legend »
- Jerry Smith
Big congratulations are in order for Kevin Durand! The actor, known for his roles in X Men Origins: The Wolverine and The Strain, welcomed his first child with wife Sandra Cho on Saturday. The couple confirmed the great news on Instagram, sharing a black and white photo of an adorable embrace between Kevin and their baby daughter Amélie Moon. "My wife @SandraDurand23 and I are so proud to announce that we became parents yesterday! Amélie Moon Durand is here! So grateful n Happy:-) #loveandgoodnesstoall," Kevin captioned the snapshot. Photos: Cutest celeb kids on Instagram A few celebrities also sent love to the new »
Holy cats, the Summer o’ Screams™ is rapidly rocketin’ towards a climax, and to that end I present the following epic length column to blow out the metric ton of fright flicks that have descended on the ol’ Crypt like a swarm of beastly bats… bats made out of shiny lil’ circles rather than the furry bits they are usually made of… anyway, here comes Daniel Xiii’s Blow-a-Thon! Wait, that doesn’t sound right…
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Usually my tastes lean more towards a main course of monsters rather than a brimmin’ bowl of madmen (or women), but when a new thriller about a crazed psycho goin’ on a rampage was flung across my dreary doorstep, I was intrigued—mainly because it starred an actress, »
A Supernatural thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself. Starring: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mía Maestro, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Jack Kesy and Natalie Brown. LEEE777 - The Strain "Intruders" airs tonight at 10/9c on FX. The Strain is a vampire horror novel by Guillermo del Toro and also published by Dark Horse comics. »
Setrakian and Fet use Fitzwilliam’s info to attack the Master, but a mysterious new player arrives. Dutch receives a surprise guest. Eph returns to NYC frustrated but energized to go after the one person responsible for killing his friends. Starring: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mía Maestro, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Jack Kesy and Natalie Brown. LEEE777 - The Strain "The Born" airs tonight at 10/9c on FX and if you haven't watched yet, catch up it's an amazing show. »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Marvel’s Most Wanted, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine 3, Gambit, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel 2, Suicide Squad, The Flash, Arrow, Vixen, Gotham, Supergirl, Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem, Heroes Reborn, The Crow and more…
After skipping the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios showcased (part of) it’s Phase Three line-up at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California this past weekend, where it screened the very first footage from next year’s Captain America: Civil War. As yet, there’s been no leak of the footage, but you can read a detailed description of it here, as well as watching a D23 interview with Chris Evans (Captain America) and Anthony Mackie (Falcon) here. »
- Gary Collinson
Arc Entertainment has acquired Us rights to the action-sci-fi thriller Garm Wars: The Last Druid. Directed by Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) and co-written by Geoffrey Gunn (Siren), the film stars newcomer Melanie St-Pierre (Barney’s Version), Kevin Durand (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Lance Henriksen (Aliens). Arc Entertainment will be releasing the film in-theaters and on VOD on October 2, 2015. The deal was announced today by Arc Entertainment’s ...
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Two new clips have been revealed for a favorite of SXSW, Turbo Kid. Also in this morning's round-up: U.S. distribution for Garm Wars: The Last Druid, release details for Unnatural, and the Rebound premiere at The Downtown Independent.
"In a post-apocalyptic future a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books must face his fears and become a reluctant hero when he meets a mysterious girl. From horror masterminds Ant Timpson (The ABCs Of Death 1 & 2, Housebound) and Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun)."
- Tamika Jones
Arc Entertainment has acquired Us rights to the visually striking sci-fi thriller Garm Wars: The Last Druid, a film 15 years in the making from directed by Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) and co-written by Geoffrey Gunn (Siren). The film stars newcomer Melanie St-Pierre (Barney’s Version), Kevin Durand (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Lance Henriksen (Aliens).
Arc Entertainment will release the film in theaters and on VOD on October 2, 2015.
“Mamoru Oshii’s creative vision shines brilliantly throughout this film, with remarkable action and special effects f [Continued ...] »
Preparing to bring one hell of an FX-driven ride to your eyes, Arc Entertainment announced today that they’ve acquired the North American rights to the Mamoru Oshii (Ghost In The Shell)-directed/Geoffrey Gunn (Siren) co-written scifi epic, Garm Wars: The Last Druid. The film, which features a pretty solid cast and quite the impressive SFX-lineup working on the visual effects, revolves around a futuristic war and a band of survivors trying to find the truth about the war and the destruction surrounding them.
Visionary director Mamoru Oshii is best known for his seminal film Ghost in the Shell, a work famously cited by the Wachowski’s as a direct influence behind their iconic film The Matrix. 15 years in the making, Garm Wars: The Last Druid »
- Jerry Smith
The distributor has picked up Us rights to Mamoru Oshii’s sci-fi and plans an October 2 day-and-date theatrical and VOD launch.
Garm Wars: The Last Druid centres on a trio of adventurers from a world on the brink of collapse who set out to find the truth about their existence.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
A photograph posted by Benjamin Malartre Bureau on Instagram has quickly circulated around the web detailing the addition of a new character to the upcoming X-Men Apocalypse. The Blob – who previously appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine – will join the cavalcade of mutants set to take the floor in the newest X-Men film.
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The Blob, portrayed by Kevin Durand (The Strain), originally appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Fred Dukes, an over eating character who shares the same name as The Blob with none of his powers. However, it seems The Blob will now be portrayed by a French/Canadian actor, who according to Bureau, weighs a staggering 540 lbs.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 19th, 2016 in the UK and May 27th, 2016 in the States. »
- Joshua Gill
With Hugh Jackman's run as X-Men's Wolverine coming to a close, he recently sat down with the Sydney Confidential podcast where he was asked about that final solo "Wolverine" film and if he could offer anything new to tease the fans. Jackman revealed that Sabretooth might be making a return:
"There were a lot of calls for Victor Creed to come back, there was... I must admit I was quite heartened by a number of people saying please don't make it the last, but I'm really excited about this last one, and if you're a comic book fan, then the words 'berserker rage' came up a lot, so if you know Wolverine, you'll understand."
Next up, a photo from an Instagram user who claims to have been on the set of "X-Men: Apocalypse" in Quebec this past week says that the character of The Blob will appear in the film. »
- Garth Franklin
Okay, so some of you will be more excited that Funko is releasing exclusive Pops, or perhaps even ReAction figures for X-Men: Apocalypse. But that sounds like a no brainer, as the collectibles are beyond popular at this point in time. But the greater take away from one of the company's employees being on set is the fact that this latest X-Men franchise sequel will include a fan favorite character no one was expecting. Yes, The Blob will return on the big screen in X-Men: Apocalypse when it kicks off the 2016 summer movie going season.
Benjamin Malartre Bureau, who appears to work for Funko in some capacity (or perhaps he's a super fan of the collectable, but that doesn't explain his presence on set), shared a photo of the exclusive X-Men: Apocalypse medallion on his Instagram, also revealing that The Blob was in Montreal when he visited the cast. The »
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If there was a canteen specifically for up-oming blockbusters, X-Men: Apocalypse’s table would be looking pretty darn full. The film already has a shoal of mutants ready to do war, and thanks to an Instagram post we’ve learned there’s at least one more body in the mix, and he’s a big ‘un.
It looks like The Blob will feature and he’s reportedly being played by an as yet unnamed French-Canadian dude who weighs 540lbs.
Back from the #footage of #akkaba #xmenapocalypse at #montreal #mtl #canada #quebec 4 crazy days with #benhardy #JenniferLawrence #cody aka #nightcrawler and #thebeast #beast with also #blob too man I will remember those days for the rest of my life !!! Thanks #melsstudios. Folks be rdy for May 26 2016 :P #marvel
A photo posted by Benjamin Malartre Bureau (@benofk_funko) on Aug 14, 2015 at 8:58am Pdt
The post came via Benjamin Malartre Bureau, »
- Daniel Kelly
Since there weren’t already enough mutants set to appear in X-Men: Apocalypse, we can now add one more to the list in the form of Fred Dukes, aka The Blob. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because the character appeared back in X-Men: Origins Wolverine and was played by Kevin Durand, who wore a fat suit for the role.
This time around, The Blob will reportedly arrive in the form of a 540 pound, unnamed French-Canadian man. We don’t know how the supervillain will factor into the plot just yet, but in the comics he was depicted as an “obese circus freak” who claimed he was “immovable.” His extreme body mass grants him superhuman strength and he often used his powers to carry out tasks for the Brotherhood of Mutants.
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- James Garcia
According to the Instagram (via Cb) post below, The Blob will appear in X-Men: Apocalypse. Exactly what Benjamin Malartre Bureau was doing on the set of the film we're not sure, but apparently he spent time with the actors playing Angel, Mystique, Nightcrawler, Beast, and our massive immovable friend. This character actually appeared in X-Men: Origins Wolverine as played by The Strain actor Kevin Durand, but instead of having his comic book counterparts mutant abilities he just... ate a lot. Don't expect a fat-suit or CGI this time though, as according to Bureau the actor playing Dukes in Apocalypse is an unnamed "540 lbs French-Canadian dude." Back from the #footage of #akkaba #xmenapocalypse at #montreal #mtl #canada #quebec 4 crazy days with #benhardy #JenniferLawrence #cody aka #nightcrawler and #thebeast #beast with also #blob too man I will remember those days for the rest of my life !!! Thanks #melsstudios. Folks be rdy for »
We recently shared the news that Bone Tomahawk would be the closing night film at Fantastic Fest, with Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox in attendance. Typically festival films will get picked up closer to or following their screening, but we have news that Rlj Entertainment has already scooped up North American distribution rights to this horror western:
Press Release - Los Angeles, August 4, 2015 – Rlj Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: Rlje) has acquired all U.S. & Canadian rights to the Caliber Media western Bone Tomahawk. Written and Directed by S. Craig Zahler, Bone Tomahawk stars Kurt Russell (Tombstone, Hateful Eight), Patrick Wilson (Insidious, TV’s “Fargo”), Matthew Fox (Alex Cross, TV’S “Lost”), Lili Simmons (“True Detective”, “Banshee”), and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Olive Kitteridge). Mark Ward, Rlj Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer, made the announcement today. Bone Tomahawk marks the first title acquired under the Rlj Entertainment brand. Rlj Entertainment, Inc. previously »
- Jonathan James
*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by Rlj Entertainment. Director: Jack Heller. Writer: Tyler Hisel. Cast: Steve Agee, Nick Damici, Kevin Durand and Heath Freeman. Dark Was the Night is the latest film from rookie director Jack Heller (Enter Nowhere). The film, from the promotional material, appears to be a creature feature. But, Dark Was the Night is centrally a family drama; the creatures lurk around the edges of the central setting, Maiden Woods. Though, they do make a late CGI appearance. Starring horror vet Nick Damici (Late Phases) and Kevin Durand, the film offers three mediocre themes: the male protection of femininity, the Devil as evil and a minor one involving hunting, or the creature(s) being a hunter. All of these themes could have been forgotten for a more important one, involving humanity's encroachment on nature. As it is, Dark Was the Night is a fairly standard horror outing. »
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On a winter morning that should be like any other, the residents of quiet, isolated Maiden Woods awake to find three-pronged hoof-pints traversing their town. Sheriff Paul Shields (Kevin Durand) and his new deputy, Donny Saunders (Lukas Haas), track the mysterious, unnatural markings, which disappear as if into nothing in the middle of the forest that surrounds the sleepy logging town. When the local wildlife starts to flee en masse, the residents begin loudly speculating that they’re about to witness the return of a demon that hunted in the trees three decades earlier. Shield tries to quell the rumors and maintain calm, but the closer he gets to determining what’s lurking through town, the less convinced he becomes that it’s of this plane. For years, the imposing Kevin Durand has played supporting roles in such films as “Robin Hood,” “Cosmopolis,” and “Fruitvale Station.” More recently, small screen »
- Zach Hollwedel
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