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Round-Up: Night Of The Living Dead: Darkest Dawn, Funko Comic-Con Exclusives, The Sender and Student Bodies Blu-rays

23 June 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Made entirely with CG, Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn will premiere at Walker Stalker Fan Fest in July. Also in this round-up: release details for Wave 7 of Funko's Comic-Con 2015 exclusive figures and The Sender and Student Bodies Blu-rays.

Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn: "Night Of The Living Dead: Darkest Dawn is a new fully CG take on the 1968 classic, “Night of the Living Dead.” This is the story of a group of survivors fighting to stay alive when a mysterious plague unleashes the undead on New York City. Barricaded in an abandoned apartment building, the characters from the original film face new terror and question each other’s compassion and sense of humanity as they fight to stay alive against the army of the walking dead...It was directed by Krisztian Majdik, Zebediah Y. Desoto, and written by David Schwartz, Zebediah Y. De Soto, Jib Polhemus, »

- Tamika Jones

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German Distributor SquareOne Picks Up Marlon Wayans Comedy ‘50 Shades of Black’

16 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Distributor SquareOne Entertainment has acquired German-speaking rights to eight films coming out of the Cannes Market, including Marlon Wayans’ comedy “50 Shades of Black.”

Other acquisitions include dance film “High Strung,” post-apocalyptic sci-fi film “She Who Brings Gifts,” and Erik Van Looy’s thriller “De Premier.”

“We are delighted to have acquired such a strong group of films from this year’s Cannes Market,” said CEO Al Munteanu. “A comedy, a thriller, a sci-fi and a dance movie — our selection could not be more diverse.”

“50 Shades of Black,” which is a spoof of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” was acquired from Im Global. The film, which is in pre-production, stars Wayans (“The Heat”), and is directed by Michael Tiddes (“A Haunted House”). Producers are Stuart Ford, Wayans and Rick Alvarez. It was penned by Alvarez and Wayans.

She Who Brings Gifts,” which stars Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace”), and »

- Leo Barraclough

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‘The Long Good Friday’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

5 May 2015 5:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, P.H. Moriarty, Kevin McNally, Alan FordDave King, Bryan Marshall, Derek Thompson, Eddie Constantine, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan, Patti Love, Pierce Brosnan | Written by Barrie Keeffe | Directed by John Mackenzie

The gangster movie is a beast very like the gangs it is based on.  Depending on the country of origin the crime organisations tend to have certain looks and style and a certain tradition that they cling to as their laws of how to do business.  The modern gangster movies are definitely an example of this, but they also share one thing in common, they lend a lot from The Long Good Friday which gets the Arrow Video treatment with its new release on Blu-ray.

Harold (Bob Hoskins) is a British gangster with an eye to capitalism and being a successful business man.  Seeing London as his empire he is taken aback at the incredulous »

- Paul Metcalf

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Exclusive: Watch The Trailer For The 35th Anniversary Edition Of ‘The Long Good Friday’

29 April 2015 9:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

One of my favourite films of all time has to be the fantastic 1980s London-set gangster film The Long Good Friday. The film, which starred the late Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and Paul Freeman, still stands up today, 35 years on from its original, acclaimed release.

The epic gangster movie is getting a limited cinema re-release on the 19th June through Arrow Films, and below, we have an exclusive look at the theatrical trailer for the 35th Anniversary Edition, which has a high-quality 2k digital restoration.

Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins) is a businessman with great ambitions. Spotting the development potential of London’s derelict Docklands area years before the Thatcher government, he tries to broker a deal with his American counterpart (Eddie Constantine) that will make them both millions. But who is killing Harold’s other associates and blowing up his businesses – and why?

Universally regarded as one of the greatest British gangster films ever made, »

- Paul Heath

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11 of action cinema's great movie villain pairings

25 February 2015 8:11 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From early Bond to 21st century sci-fi, here's Ryan's pick of 11 unforgettable villain pairings from action cinema history...

You're generally lucky if a movie has one genuinely great villain in it, let alone two. This is probably because creating a villain takes great acting and writing - it's one thing to create a preening character who stomps around a story doing unpleasant things, but creating a villain who's three-dimensional, witty, scary and above all memorable requires considerable skill.

Every so often, a movie comes along which gives us not one, but two classic villains, with the personality of one complementing the other. A familiar dynamic was once laid out by Steven Spielberg: one is smart and eloquent , while the other is the tougher, more violent of the pair. It's a template that we've seen time and again in cinema, but it's only occasionally that both characters leap from the screen. »

- ryanlambie

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