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If you’re at all in touch with your geek side, you already know about all the great horror movies that are Christmas-themed. Chances are you’ve stumbled across Silent Night, Deadly Night, Black Christmas, or Santa’s Slay. Everybody knows Batman Returns and Die Hard take place around December 25th. However, did you know that several disasters have occurred around the most wonderful time of the year?
Anchor Bay Entertainment and the SyFy Channel spent the past few years reminding us that even the holidays aren’t safe from catastrophic events which could bring about the end of the world. Disaster-oriented Christmas movies were becoming an annual tradition up until 2013. The two media giants banned together for three straight years to bring us a trilogy of B-movie entertainment that I think it’s high time they continue.
Ice Quake was the first of these Yuletide disaster films to hit »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
Syfy today announced casting of the new acquired scripted series Dark Matter, which will feature Melissa O’Neil (Broadway production of Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop), Jodelle Ferland (Twilight), Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl).
In Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.
The series, created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (executive producers and writers of the Stargate franchise), begins production in Toronto on January 7th. Based on the graphic novel Dark Matter by Mallozzi and Mullie, published by Dark Horse Comics, the series will premiere on Syfy in Summer 2015.
- Phil Wheat
Prepare to meet the people who gave life to Girls‘ Shoshanna.
Girls returns for Season 4 on Jan. 11.
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* Comedienne Sarah Silverman will star in a half-hour comedy pilot for HBO, our sister site Deadline reports. Written by Secret Diary of a Call Girl creator Lucy Prebble, the untitled project is a comic look at a pathologically honest woman having a mid-life crisis.
I’ve finally gotten to an age where I feel worldly enough to share my knowledge of cinema with my younger family members, rather than be the one depending on other people to expose me to new films. Of course I’ll always be looking for unseen flicks from other people, but there’s something magical about showing my godchildren and cousins a movie for the first time. Over Thanksgiving break, I made a visit back to Chicago and was able to spend time with arguably my favorite person on the planet, my four year old cousin. Together we watched Paranorman, one of my favorite kid’s films of recent memory. As we laughed together at the zombies, I realized something…Paranorman is really just Silent Hill Jr.
Purely on surface level, the main “villain” of Paranorman is a young girl named Agatha Prenderghast. Aggie (like our protagonist Norman) was a medium, »
- BJ Colangelo
Upcoming manga/anime-themed feature film Black Hat is currently in the fundraising stage, and among the cool incentives being offered is an opportunity to attend the premiere with one of the stars, Brooke Lewis herself!
We have some information on the project below; for more visit the official Black Hat fundraising campaign at Seed & Spark, "like" Black Hat on Facebook, and follow Black Hat on Twitter (@blackhatanime).
And be sure to head over and check out the sights at BrookeLewis.com as well. Oh, Ms. Vampy, how we love ya!
From the Press Release
The national fundraising campaign for Black Hat has launched to promote the passion of the anime, manga, and cosplay community with writer/director/actor Robbie Bryan (iMurders, The Stand-In). The launching pad is with Seed & Spark, a truly independent filmmaking community where filmmakers and audiences come together for crowd-funding, production, and streaming distribution.
The campaign coincides »
- Scott Hallam
5 items from 2014
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