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From Foster Care to Girls Trip Star: Tiffany Haddish's Amazing Real-Life Story

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From Foster Care to Girls Trip Star: Tiffany Haddish's Amazing Real-Life Story
As she bursts into the spotlight with her breakout role in Girls Trip, it’s hard to picture Tiffany Haddish as anything but a born comedy star. But her road to success has been a harrowing one.

As her mom fought mental illness, Haddish was placed in foster care as a child. It wasn’t until a social worker pushed her to attend a comedy camp that she discovered her passion for performing.

Now, the actress, 37, is starring alongside Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith in the new comedy Girls Trip —playing the wildest member of a tight-knit crew of college girlfriends.
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Tiffany Haddish: Why The ‘Girls Trip’ Star Is This Year’s Comedy Wonder Woman

Tiffany Haddish: Why The ‘Girls Trip’ Star Is This Year’s Comedy Wonder Woman
To watch Tiffany Haddish is to get the vicarious sense that you, too, can do anything, be anything, including yourself. It comes down to just two words: “She ready.”

Read More‘Girls Trip’ Review: Tiffany Haddish Is the Summer’s Biggest Breakout In This Raunchy Comedy

You hear Haddish say “she ready” a lot, in interviews, in her upcoming Showtime stand-up special — Haddish’s production company is even called She Ready Productions. When she says it, don’t think of it as a catchphrase. Really, it’s a mantra.

“Me and my cousins, we came up with it when we were young and trying to sneak into clubs,” she told IndieWire in a phone interview. “When we would come out of the house and you looked cute we’d be like, ‘Yeah, she ready.’ And if you looked bad, we’d be like, ‘Uh uh, she not ready, go back in the house.
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Tiffany Haddish: Why The ‘Girls Trip’ Star Is This Year’s Comedy Wonder Woman

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Tiffany Haddish: Why The ‘Girls Trip’ Star Is This Year’s Comedy Wonder Woman
To watch Tiffany Haddish is to get the vicarious sense that you, too, can do anything, be anything, including yourself. It comes down to just two words: “She ready.”

Read More‘Girls Trip’ Review: Tiffany Haddish Is the Summer’s Biggest Breakout In This Raunchy Comedy

You hear Haddish say “she ready” a lot, in interviews, in her upcoming Showtime stand-up special — Haddish’s production company is even called She Ready Productions. When she says it, don’t think of it as a catchphrase. Really, it’s a mantra.

“Me and my cousins, we came up with it when we were young and trying to sneak into clubs,” she told IndieWire in a phone interview. “When we would come out of the house and you looked cute we’d be like, ‘Yeah, she ready.’ And if you looked bad, we’d be like, ‘Uh uh, she not ready, go back in the house.
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Looking back at David Fincher's Zodiac

Don Kaye Mar 20, 2017

Why David Fincher’s masterpiece about the Zodiac Killer still haunts us a decade on...

David Fincher’s Zodiac is now ten years old. The two-hour-and-38-minute film follows the years-long investigation by police and journalists of the Zodiac Killer, a serial murderer who cut short the lives of five people and injured two others during a spree that stretched across 1968 and 1969 in northern California. The Zodiac may have also been responsible for a number of other killings, going back as far as 1963 and as late as 1972, but those have never been confirmed. The Zodiac himself, who wrote a series of letters to the press, was never captured, and a long list of suspects that have surfaced over the years has yet to yield a conclusive answer to the question of his identity.

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'I Was Basically a 10-Year-Old Mom': Inside Tiffany Haddish's Inspirational Journey from Foster Care Kid to Carmichael Show Star

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'I Was Basically a 10-Year-Old Mom': Inside Tiffany Haddish's Inspirational Journey from Foster Care Kid to Carmichael Show Star
The Carmichael Show's Tiffany Haddish was just 9 years old when her entire life was turned upside down. Her mother was in a car accident and suffered brain damage after her head went through the windshield of her car. "She was never the same after that," Haddish tells People. "She wasn't normal anymore." As the oldest sibling, Haddish became the caretaker for her two sisters and two brothers. "I was basically a 10-year-old mom," she says. "I was feeding them and dressing them. I was taking care of everybody." That included her mother. "I was suddenly having to teach her how to tie her shoes,
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'I Was Basically a 10-Year-Old Mom': Inside Tiffany Haddish's Inspirational Journey from Foster Care Kid to Carmichael Show Star

  • PEOPLE.com
'I Was Basically a 10-Year-Old Mom': Inside Tiffany Haddish's Inspirational Journey from Foster Care Kid to Carmichael Show Star
The Carmichael Show's Tiffany Haddish was just 9 years old when her entire life was turned upside down. Her mother was in a car accident and suffered brain damage after her head went through the windshield of her car. "She was never the same after that," Haddish tells People. "She wasn't normal anymore." As the oldest sibling, Haddish became the caretaker for her two sisters and two brothers. "I was basically a 10-year-old mom," she says. "I was feeding them and dressing them. I was taking care of everybody." That included her mother. "I was suddenly having to teach her how to tie her shoes,
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The John Kreng Interview

John Kreng is one of the most hard working actors/stuntman/fight and stunt corrdinators working in the industry today. Through his time working in the movie industry, John has worked with some of the very best which includes Jet Li, Yuen Wah, Tsui Hark, David Carradine, Steven Spielburg and many more outstanding talents.

John Kreng is also the author of the in depth book on screen fighting called Fight Choreography: The Art Of Non Verbal Dialogue, he was a cast member of The Jade Trader which went on to win the most outstanding cast performance award at the 10th Action on film, International film festival. John, also has years of Martial Arts experience behind him, dedicating his time learning many different styles and been taught by some of the very best masters from around the world (Which he will speak about in this interview).

John also worked on the
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Daily Dead’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day Four- Star Wars for Kids, Fright Rags, Geeky Monopoly & More!

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Welcome back for the next installment of Daily Dead’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide where we try and find you guys some of the best deals on great gift ideas for all the horror and sci-fi lovers in your life (or maybe even just picking up a few things for yourself!). For day four, we’re featuring two very unusual books, Scream Factory’s recent release of Demon Knight, Fright Rags, assorted geek-themed Monopoly sets, Star Wars for kids and more.

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is being sponsored by Rlj Entertainment and their recent terrifying yuletide release, A Christmas Horror Story, and to help you guys get into the spirit of the season, we’ve put together 10 amazing prize packs filled with goodies, a t-shirt and your very own copy of A Christmas Horror Story to get you ready for the holiday season.

For a chance to win one
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October 20th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Demon Knight, Bordello Of Blood, The Oblong Box

  • DailyDead
October 20th is yet another stellar week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, all leading up to our favorite holiday: Halloween. One of my favorite films of all time, Ernest Dickerson’s Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight, is finally making its way to HD via a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory. And as if that’s not enough, Scream is also busy with two more great releases this Tuesday as well—Bordello of Blood and The Larry Fessenden Collection.

Kino Lorber is reviving another cult classic on Tuesday too—The Oblong Box—which is based on the Edgar Allan Poe tale and co-stars two cinematic legends, Vincent Price and Christopher Lee. For those of you Back to the Future fans out there (and really, who isn’t?), Universal is giving the series a few special releases in time for the film’s 30th anniversary and,
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Tales From The Crypt Blu-ray Contest: Win Bordello Of Blood and Demon Knight

  • DailyDead
Tomorrow, Scream Factory will release their respective Collector's Edition Blu-rays of Bordello of Blood and Demon Knight—a Halloween treat that would certainly please the Cryptkeeper. We've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of each film to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Bordello of Blood and (1) Blu-ray copy of Demon Knight.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Tales From the Crypt Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on October 25th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Bordello of Blood: "Wisecracking private eye Rafe Guttman (Dennis Miller, Joe Dirt) investigates some strange
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Blu-ray Clips & Trailers from Demon Knight, Bordello Of Blood and The Larry Fessenden Collection

  • DailyDead
Next Tuesday, Scream Factory will offer horror fans several new options for Halloween movie marathons when The Larry Fessenden Collection and the Tales From the Crypt films Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood come out on respective Blu-rays. Ahead of their impending release date, we have clips and trailers from all three Blu-rays to give you a look at what's to come.

Demon Knight (Collector's Edition Blu-ray): "A mysterious drifter known as Brayker (William Sadler, Iron Man 3) possesses the last of seven ancient keys that hold the power to stop the forces of darkness and protect all humanity from ultimate evil. But the human race is safe only so long as Brayker can evade the demonic Collector (Billy Zane, Titanic) who has gathered the other six keys.

In his obsessive quest for the key, the Collector rallies an army of ghastly cadavers against Brayker and the inhabitants of a run-down hotel.
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Release Details for Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight and Bordello Of Blood Collector’s Edition Blu-rays

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Two of the Cryptkeeper's big screen stories—Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood—will receive stellar home media treatments this fall from Scream Factory, with both films set to be released as Collector's Edition Blu-rays on October 20th. In early July, the cover art for the anticipated releases was revealed, and now their full lists of special features have been announced.

Scream Factory's guaranteeing the ultimate Halloween treat for fans of Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood, as the special features list for the former includes a new audio commentary with Demon Knight director Ernest Dickerson, while the latter has a new audio commentary with Bordello of Blood co-writer and producer A.L. Katz.

Below, we have the official press release with the full special features lists, and in case you missed it, we also have a look at the final cover art for the Collector's Edition releases.

Press Release: Just in time for Halloween festivities,
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit – Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

“Roger, darling. I want you to know I love you. I’ve loved you more than any woman’s ever loved a rabbit. “

Who Framed Roger Rabbit screens midnights this weekend (July 3rd and 4th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series. It will also screen at 10am Saturday July 4th

Only someone with a heart of stone can’t love Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a classic mix from 1988 of live-action and animation which united Disney’s classic characters with the Looney Toons.

In an alternative version of 1947 humans and cartoon characters (Toons) live together in Hollywood. The Toons have their own home, Toontown, but there star in live-action films and can do almost anything. Hard-boiled, heavy drinking Private Detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), whose brother was murdered by a Toon, is assigned a case by a movie studio to take incriminating
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Cosplay: Claire Anastasia As Red Sonja, Poison Ivy & Jessica Rabbit

Red Sonja Cosplayer: Claire Anastasia * Photographer: Jeff Zoet Visuals ........................................................................ DC Comics - Poison Ivy Cosplayer: Claire Anastasia * Photographer: Jeff Zoet Visuals ........................................................................ Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Jessica Rabbit Cosplayer: Claire Anastasia * Photographer: Jeff Zoet Visuals It's 1947 Hollywood and Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), a down-on-his-luck detective is hired to find proof that Marvin Acme, gag factory mogul and owner of Toontown, is playing hanky-panky with femme fatale Jessica Rabbit, wife of Maroon Cartoon superstar, Roger Rabbit. When Acme is found murdered, all fingers point to Roger, who begs the Toon-hating Valiant to find the real evildoer. Actors: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer & Joanna Cassidy Director: Robert Zemeckis * Screenwriters: Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman
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Retrospective: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (Part Two)

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Writer’s Note: This is the second part of my celebration of Ernest Dickerson’s Demon Knight, which turns 20 today. Truly one of my favorite horror movies to come out of the 1990’s (or really, any decade), Demon Knight was a landmark endeavor for many reasons. You can catch up with Part One of my retrospective here.

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In Demon Knight, Brayker (William Sadler) and The Collector (Billy Zane) are vying for control over an ancient relic that controls the very fate of humanity. The duo eventually face-off at a remote long-term hotel in New Mexico called The Mission where several residents end up getting caught in the middle of their epic showdown. The hotel is run by the wise-cracking, no-nonsense Irene (Cch Pounder) who makes it her job to keep her renters in line, including former convict Jeryline (Jade Pinkett), a well-meaning prostitute named Cordelia (Brenda Bakke) and her client,
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Retrospective: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (Part One)

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After several successful seasons on HBO under its belt, Tales from the Crypt and its iconic host, The Cryptkeeper (voiced by John Kassir), made the leap to the big screen in January 1995 with the feature film Demon Knight. Directed by Ernest Dickerson and starring William Sadler, Billy Zane, Jada Pinkett, Dick Miller, Brenda Bakke, Thomas Hayden Church, Cch Pounder and Charles Fleischer, Demon Knight debuted at #3 its opening weekend and took in over $21 million during its theatrical run, making the first of the Tales from the Crypt a bona fide success (even if the critics didn’t seem to think so).

A movie best remembered by fans for its masterful blending of horror and comedy, an incredibly diverse and talented cast of players as well as an iconic soundtrack and jaw-dropping special effects to boot, it was love at first sight after I first experienced Demon Knight all those years
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The 35 Greatest Murder Mystery Movies Ever Made

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Murder mysteries are so commonplace on TV that each week offers seemingly dozens of them on police procedural series and detective shows. But in the movies, whodunits are surprisingly rare, and really good ones rarer still. There's really only a handful of movies that excel in offering the viewer the pleasure of solving the crime along with a charismatic sleuth, often with an all-star cast of suspects hamming it up as they try not to appear guilty.

One of the best was "Murder on the Orient Express," released 40 years ago this week, on November 24, 1974. Like many films adapted from Agatha Christie novels, this one featured an eccentric but meticulous investigator (in this case, Albert Finney as Belgian epicure Hercule Poirot), a glamorous and claustrophobic setting (here, the famous luxury train from Istanbul to Paris), and a tricky murder plot with an outrageous solution. The film won an Oscar for passenger
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Preview Gallery: 20th Anniversary Retrospective Celebrating Demon Knight to be Featured in Deadly – Horror & Sci-Fi Magazine Issue #3

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One of my very favorite parts of this job is being able to pay tribute to movies that I grew up loving, the ones that taught me something about the genre and had a huge impact on me as a horror or cinema fan in general. One such movie is Ernest R. Dickerson’s Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight andm with its 20th anniversary approaching, I thought the horror comedy would make for a perfect selection for my next Deadly – Horror & Sci-Fi Magazine retrospective in the upcoming November issue.

During my research on Demon Knight over the last several months, I came across some really cool production stills and the official set of lobby cards that were released in 1995. Because they’re not something easily found online, I thought it would be fun to share with our readers as I geeked out over these and think other fans of
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Pee-Wee Herman Was the Original Voice of Roger Rabbit?! Shocking Facts Revealed in Leaked Disney Video

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Pee-Wee Herman Was the Original Voice of Roger Rabbit?! Shocking Facts Revealed in Leaked Disney Video
Pee-Wee Herman was this close to voicing an iconic cartoon character. According to new footage obtained from an '80s special titled Disney Studio Showcase, producers originally wanted someone other than Charles Fleischer to voice Roger Rabbit.  In fact, the first idea of Who Framed Roger Rabbit featured a young Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) voicing the "lovable" and "goofy" character. That's not the only shocking confession from creators. It turns out Jessica Rabbit's character was hardly in love with Roger Rabbit.  "Jessica is a rabbit by marriage only," producer Marc Sturdivant explains in the clip. "She's actually an ambitious...
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Watch Bizarre Unearthed Test Footage of 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'

Watch Bizarre Unearthed Test Footage of 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'
If you ever wondered what Roger Rabbit would sound like if he was voiced by Pee-wee Herman, we now have the answer, thanks to the recently unearthed episode of Disney Studio Showcase above showing Who Framed Roger Rabbit? in its strange, black-and-white infancy (via Slashfilm). "Roger Rabbit is a live-action picture in which half the cast is made up of animated characters," a Disney producer explains. "It's based on the premise that cartoon characters really live and are not drawn. They exist in this world just like human beings do.
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