18 items from 2014
In a touching moment Wednesday, a proud Prince Harry introduced the British team - and their dog mascot - who are taking part in the Paralympic-style Invictus Games that he helped create. Lining up in front of members of the 130-strong team on the banks of the River Thames in London, Harry, 29, said, "I cannot wait to watch this team competing against the other nations" in four weeks. More than 400 competitors from 14 nations (including the USA) will take part in the Games for wounded warriors in London from Sept. 10-14. "I'd like to congratulate you on making the team," the casually dressed prince told them. »
- Simon Perry
Grace Kelly is an actress that I haven’t spent nearly enough time with. Thankfully, that will soon change thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Here is a portion of the news release …
On July 29, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will remember one of Hollywood’s most glamorous film stars with the debut of the Grace Kelly Collection. The Collection includes six of the iconic screen legend’s most popular films. She stars with some of Hollywood’s finest leading men, including Clark Gable, Cary Grant, William Holden, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
About the Films
Kelly received her first Academy Award nomination (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) in this remake of 1932’s Red Dust, in which Gable originally starred with Jean Harlow. He stars here with Kelly and the sizzling Ava Gardner, who was also nominated for her performance. Directed by John Ford, and shot on location in Africa, »
- Jeff Bayer
Day 3 of Sdcc '14 marks the end of an era with "True Blood's" last panel. It's joined by fellow fangers "The Vampire Diaries," the witches of "Salem" and "Ahs: Coven," "Grimm," Sin City, "Constantine," Troma, and lots more.
Per usual, we have the horror highlights along with info on a few other panels that should be of general interest (plus a couple of things for the kids). Be sure to visit the official 2014 San Diego Comic-Con website for the full lineup.
Day 3: Saturday, July 26, 2014
10 Am - The Simpsons
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.
Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am - Ballroom 20
10 Am - Idw: Summer Blockbusters!
- Debi Moore
With every Emmy announcement, there are the standard complaints about snubs. In such a fabulous year, it’s inevitable that certain things will get overlooked. Yet in the drama acting categories, there were some frustrating oversights, likely due to the fact that the shows weren’t deemed as Important with a capital I as others.
While Kerry Washington was recognized again in the lead actress category for her work on “Scandal” and respected vets Kate Burton and Joe Morton were nominated in the guest categories, it’s a shame many of Washington’s co-stars were overlooked in the supporting categories. Bellamy Young, who plays First Lady Mellie Grant, is one of the great success stories of the season. Mellie has gone from three lines in the “Scandal” pilot to the most vilified character on the show to one of the most beloved in the space of three seasons. The Critic »
- Jenelle Riley
A lot of beloved shows and stars got Emmy nominations this morning but there were some snubs.
A lot of beloved shows and stars got Emmy nominations on Thursday morning but there were definitely some snub shockers.
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Here's a few names left off the nominees list this year that may surprise you.
1. The Mindy Project- Dressed to the nines, Mindy Kaling woke up before dawn to announce the Emmy nominees, but her wildly popular Fox comedy did not get a nod. She was also left off the list of Outstanding Lead Actress In a Comedy Series. Another quirky-girl show not recognized, Zooey Deschanel's The New Girl.
(Note: I only considered nominees for the categories to which they were actually submitted. For example, I could not select Alan Cumming for The Good Wife, since he did not submit himself as a Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.)
Best Drama Series: The Killing
After it controversially failed to resolve its storyline in its first season and then meandered to the case’s conclusion in its second, many viewers gave up on The Killing. What had once seemed to be AMC’s best bet for a post-Breaking Bad critical hit was now forgotten and seemed destined to be canceled. But the show was brought back for one final season on AMC and easily bested itself in quality. By exploring groups rarely showcased on television, like street kids and death row inmates, The Killing recaptured what made it unique in its first season: it was a cop show that »
- George Morvis
There's a time to laugh - like while reading this week's cover story on the hilarious Melissa McCarthy - and there's a time for spine-tingling fear. This weekend our staff is keeping busy with books about the latter. Be it possessed dystopian teens or death-threatening stalkers, this week's reads are all about the dark side. Share your thoughts on their choices - and let us know what you're reading. Zakiya Jamal, Editorial Intern Her Pick: Hunger: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant This is the second book in Grant's Gone series and as soon as I finished the first book I was hooked. »
- Janine Rayford Rubenstein
Spoilers for the "Orphan Black" Season 2 finale, "By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried" BBC America's "Orphan Black" wrapped up its second season with a game-changing twist, revealing that the Clone Club-spawning Project Leda has a male equivalent: Project Castor, of which Mark (Ari Millen), late of the recently torched Prolethean cult, is a charter member. It remains to be seen how this will complicate a show that's often read as a feminist allegory about the appropriation of women's bodies, but it's worth noting that of the three male clones we've seen — two of whom appear only in the finale's closing seconds — only one is definitely a success. Mark (aka Alby Grant, Clonehunter) has all his faculties, but the scarred figure who presses his face against the glass cage in Marion Bowles' house seems little more than an animal, and the military figure of whom we catch only »
- Sam Adams
Telefilm Canada has confirmed its financial support of nearly $13 million of Canadian tax payers' money towards the production of nine English-language feature films through the 'Canada Feature Film Fund', although there doesn't seem to be anything culturally 'Canadian' about most of their selections, other than the crews that will be working on them.
Among the films receiving money include a psycho horror with a demonic 'Santa Claus', a bio pic about a former Queen of Sweden, the 'relationship' between 'James Dean' and a photographer, a thriller involving a Satanic child abuse sex ring, and an inflatable Sex Doll drug smuggling story:
The films are "After the Ball" (Sean Garrity), "A Christmas Horror Story" (Steven Hoban, Grant Harvey, Brett Sullivan), "Aloft" (Claudia Llosa), "A Worthy Companion" (Jason Sanchez, Carlos Sanchez), "Life" (Anton Corbijn), "Regression" (Alejandro Amenabar), "Rest Home" (Michael Rowe), "The Girl King" (Mika Kaurismäki) and "Zoom" (Pedro Morelli »
- Michael Stevens
The 17th edition of the festival got under way on a warm Saturday night at the city’s Grand Theater.
Organizers promised some 400 stars from Greater China. Those leading the pageant included Jackie Chan, Shanghai festival jury president Gong Li, Lin Chiling, John Woo, Liu Yifei, Gao Yuanyuan, Nicholas Tse and Wang Jingchun.
At the opening ceremony itself Kidman received an outstanding contribution award, presented to her by Grant and Woo. Director Jiang Wen, whose upcoming “Gone With The Bullets” is expected to be a year end hit, received a prize for his contribution to Chinese cinema.
- Patrick Frater
Jen and Sylvia Soska may seem like indistinguishable mirror images in posters and on websites, but seeing the twins in person at Texas Frightmare Weekend confirmed my suspicion that the two were distinct. Jen has a slightly more narrow face, and a deeper voice. Sylvia prefers red lips, while Jen tends to wear a darker attire. Jen is more motherly, while Sylvia tells it to you straight. While I found little quirks and trade marks that separate the Soskas, I realized that the one attribute that makes them successful is that work they as a united front. Together, the sisters cover every aspect of filmmaking, from writing, to directing, to set management (causing them to take little pity on whining actors). Their film American Mary about a med school student who enters the world of modification showed just what the duo is capable of when they put their matching heads together. »
- Kalyn Corrigan
There are a few Christmas, or holiday, themed horror anthologies in the works. Kevin Smith is tinkering around with one about Krampus, as previously reported. Now, producers Steven Hoban and Mark Smith (Ginger Snaps, Haunter, Splice). Hoban will direct a segment, as will Grant Harvey of Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning and Brett Sullivan (Orphan Black). Doug Taylor, Sarah Larsen, James Kee and Pascal Trottier are scripting four "interweaving tales." It sounds like we're going to get the Trick 'r Treat treatment applied to Christmas...
- Ryan Turek
Here on Dread Central we absolutely love movies that infuse a whole lot of horror into the holiday season, and though Christmas is a long ways away at the moment, it's never too early to take a peek under the tree.
Read on for details about an upcoming anthology flick that will bring blood, guts, and carnage to this year's holiday proceedings! As reported by our friends over on Bloody Disgusting, filming is currently under way in Toronto, Canada, on A Christmas Horror Story, an anthology comprised of three tales of yuletide terror.
Santa's trusty elves become flesh-hungry monsters in the first story, which centers on a mysterious disease that sweeps through the North Pole, transforming the elves into the ravenous undead. Santa and the Missus wage a desperate battle for survival.
The mythical demon Krampus comes to life in the second, with the wicked Bauer family discovering that the »
- John Squires
Living in a small town can be a drag. Everyone knows everyone else’s business, there isn’t much room for growth, and there’s usually nothing exciting going on. But before you decide to feel sorry for yourself and your existence in a miserable town, just think that things could be worse... a lot worse. In the horror genre, there are places where no one dreams of going; places where your dreams and life will be destroyed. Let's take a look at some of the worst towns to visit in horror movies – towns that will surely make you grateful for your own uneventful living situation. Santa Mira, California (Halloween III: Season of the Witch) When the suave Dr. Challis and his lady love, Ellie, enter the small factory town of Santa Mira, they immediately sense that something strange is going on in the quaint town. There to investigate the »
- Amanda Tullos
After the commendable detour that was 2011′s The Descendants, Nebraska finds Alexander Payne getting back to the bittersweet road movies he does best. It’s been almost a decade since Sideways, and it’s fascinating to see how he’s evolved as a director. Nebraska is certainly one of the director’s finest works to date, and that’s in large part because it feels like one of his most personal. Gone are the stylistic flourishes and nutty humorous interludes; instead, Nebraska expertly balances comedy and drama to tell a simple but incredibly potent story of fatherhood, life, death and time’s cruel passage. It’s sweet, sad and completely indelible.
Payne’s choice to shoot Nebraska in black-and-white can’t mask the film’s colorful cast of characters, nor its warm heart. Most impressive is Bruce Dern, finally in a role worthy of his considerable talents. Dern is all »
- Isaac Feldberg
New Beauty And The Beast season 2,episode 14 intense spoilers & promo clip hit the net. Last night, CW released the new spoilers and promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Beauty And The Beast" episode 14 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Redemption," and it appears very intense and intriguing as Vincent gets majorly attacked by a new beast on the scene, and more. In the new "Redemption" episode, Vincent is going to see what his life could have been. When some of Gabe’s acquaintances go missing, Cat and Vincent will have to come together to save them. Vincent is going to end up, returning to the hospital where he was an intern, allowing him to see what his life could have been. Nina Lisandrello will also appear in the episode. The episode was directed by Grant Harvey, and it was written by John A. Norris. Episode 14 is scheduled to air on Monday night, »
New Beauty And The Beast season 2,episode 14 official spoilers,plotline revealed by CW. Recently,CW served up the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Beauty And The Beast" episode 14 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Redemption," and it sounds pretty interesting as Vincent and Catherine team back up to help Gabe's people out, and more. In the new, 14th episode press release: Vincent is going to see what his life could have been. When some of Gabe’s (Sendhil Ramamurthy) acquaintances go missing, Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) are going to have to come together to save them. Vincent is going to end up, returning to the hospital where he was an intern, allowing him to see what his life could have been. Nina Lisandrello will also show up in the episode. The episode was directed by Grant Harvey, and it was written by John A. Norris. »
Well, we’ve finally reached the summit: the 10 most definitive romantic comedies of all time. Unlike the other sections of this list, there is not a movie here that approaches “bad.” As always, some are better than others, despite the order. But one thing is for sure: if you plan to have a rom-com binge-a-thon soon, this is where you start, no questions asked. In fact, after reading this, you should go do that and report back.
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10. Some Like It Hot (1959)
What’s funnier than men dressing in drag? Depends on who you ask. It’s Billy Wilder again with a fictional story of two musicians – Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) – who witness the St. Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago and leave town. But, since the mob has ties everywhere, they need to disguise themselves as best they can: as women in an »
- Joshua Gaul
18 items from 2014
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