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FX has released the first photos from the Season 5 premiere of "Justified," which takes Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens back to his former home in Florida.
The premiere is titled "A Murder of Crowes" and introduces Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) to his primary nemesis this season: the Crowe family, headed by Darryl Crowe Jr. (Michael Rapaport) and his sister Wendy (Alicia Witt). Darryl had his hands in a number of criminal enterprises, while Wendy, who works as a paralegal, puts a legitimate sheen on the family's dealings.
Darryl and Wendy are cousins of the hapless Dewey Crowe (Damon Herriman), and upon hearing that Dewey has come into some money, they set their sights on Harlan.
Raylan also encounters Crowe adviser Jean Baptiste (Edi Gathegi, "House") on his trip to the Everglades. Baptiste is a gator farmer "with an intimate knowledge of body disposal," per FX's description, and also acts as »
Season 5 of "Justified" will bring a new nemesis to Harlan for Raylan Givens to deal with -- and from the looks of a couple of early promos, Raylan will have his hands full.
The two short teasers follow the usual FX pattern of not showing any footage from the show and instead opting for eye-catching imagery. Both "Justified" videos feature crows doing bad things to Raylan's (Timothy Olyphant) signature white hat. It's a reference to the coming season's bad guys, the Crowe family -- more proficient criminal relatives of the hapless Dewey Crowe (Damon Herriman) who come north from Florida to set up shop in Harlan.
Take a look at the two promos below. "Justified" premieres Jan. 7 on FX.
Welcome back! It’s day three of Daily Dead’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide and we’ve got some really fun gifts for you today, including a badass “Walking Dead” bath robe and some slasher-fied pint glasses for all you beer lovers out there.
For the next few weeks in December, we’re going to be bringing you some of our very favorite gift ideas perfect for any horror and/or sci-fi fan, so read on to check out a few more killer genre-themed gift choices below and be sure to head back to Daily Dead tomorrow for more awesome stuff in our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. We’ve found tons of badass gifts, picked with you guys in mind, so you’ll definitely want to keep checking back each day for all sorts of nifty stuff to come.
Movie: For today’s movie pick, I went with one of my favorite »
- Heather Wixson
Almost Human, Season 1, Episode 3: “Are You Receiving?”
Written by Justin Doble
Directed by Larry Teng
Airs Mondays at 8 P.M. Et on Fox
“Hello. I’m Detective John Kennex. I’m an automated police officer with a very difficult personality.”
Dorian’s summary of his partner serves as a check on the core relationship of the show as seen through the limited perspective of a sentient calculating machine as well as a progress report of Karl Urban’s character’s development thus far.
While the first two episodes acknowledged emotional aspects, this episode explores matters involving Kennex and Dorian’s physical well-being. This presents some interesting scenes for their characters individually as well as contributing to their relationship dynamic. Depicting Kennex’s amputee status as an ongoing issue when his artificial limb (or futuristic prosthetic) begins to squeak is a great continuation of the show’s efforts to map »
- Amanda Williams
A documentary series on the history of the Australian continent, makeover series Bringing Sexy Back and a crime show starring Rebecca Gibney are among the highlights of the Seven Network.s 2014 line-up.
The previously announced miniseries Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of Inxs and new seasons of The X Factor; My Kitchen Rules, House Rules, The Amazing Race Australia and Dancing with the Stars are among the other local shows which the network is counting on to continue its run of seven straight years as the primetime ratings leader.
Essential Media & Entertainment will produce Australia: The Story of Us, which will use CGI and dramatic re-enactments to chronicle the history of the Australian people, places and events from the first footprints to the present day.
Bringing Sexy Back is a makeover series which aims to transform ordinary Australians into something extraordinary. It.s an original Seven format being produced in-house. »
- Don Groves
The Cairnes brothers' 100 Bloody Acres has been named best feature film in the Midnight X-Treme Category at Spain's Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.
Written and directed by Colin Cairnes and Cameron Cairnes and produced by Julie Ryan, 100 Bloody Acres is a comedy-horror about two brothers (Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson) who run a struggling organic blood and bone fertiliser business. The Midnight X-Treme section of the Sitges program showcases the best independent horror movies.
The film has been sold to the Us, UK, Germany, Canada and Hong Kong. Hopscotch will release the title on DVD »
- Don Groves
Claire van der Boom. Photo credit: David Cook..
When Claire van der Boom auditioned for the role of a younger version of Diane Keaton.s character in the Us movie Life Itself, the director told her she was the only one who didn.t try to impersonate Keaton as Annie Hall in the classic Woody Allen movie.
Adapted from Jill Ciment.s novel Heroic Measures, the film stars Keaton and Morgan Freeman as Ruth and Alex, a couple whose life is disrupted when the East Village apartment where they lived for 40 years is put up for sale, a bidding war ensues and Manhattan falls under a terrorism threat.
Claire plays Ruth as she meets Alex, an artist, when she models for his paintings. »
- Don Groves
Welcome back! This week the pitches come straight from the actual marketing for each release. Perhaps unsurprisingly, some of them sound just as ridiculous as the ones I make up every week. As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. 100 Bloody Acres When the going gets tough the tough get grinding, and in the Morgan Brothers’ case what they’re grinding are human bodies. They’re not murderers per se as they rely almost exclusively on accident victims, but what else are small business owners to do when they discover that humans are the secret ingredient that makes their fertilizer more popular than ever? When Reg (Damon Herriman) passes three twenty-somethings on a back road and offers to give them a lift the trio learn the lengths he and his brother Lindsay (Angus Sampson) will go to secure the necessary ingredients to satisfy their customers. Writers »
- Rob Hunter
The "Breaking Bad" series finale was the big ratings story on cable Sunday night (Sept. 29), but it wasn't the only show drawing strong numbers.
The Season 3 premiere of "Homeland" delivered 1.9 million viewers for Showtime, making it the best of the show's season debuts to date. It was up a little over last season's opener and not far off the show's biggest audience ever (2.3 million for last season's penultimate episode. Sunday's episode was also the first to air without a "Dexter" lead-in.
Following "Homeland," the series premiere of "Masters of Sex" delivered 1 million viewers -- in line with what "Homeland" drew for its premiere in 2011.
More TV news and notes:
- "Justified" has found a new adversary for Raylan (Timothy Olyphant). Michael Rapaport will recur in Season 5 of the FX series as Dale Crowe Jr., the head of a Florida crime family. And yep, he's related to Dewey Crowe (Damon Herriman »
Australian horror comedy 100 Bloody Acres was watched by a handful of people in Us and Australian cinemas -- a tiny fraction of the number who have illegally downloaded the film.
.That is three times more than we had thought,. Ryan told If. .Torrent Tracker doesn't pick up all the bit torrent sites so this figure is on the conservative side.
.These sites can't be shut down and unfortunately we can't tell where in the world this activity has occurred. But we do know that the film was on Pirate Bay the second day of the Us release, and we have anecdotal evidence in Australia where people have admitted to downloading it illegally.
.I just hope that some of these people buy the DVD when it releases in their country. »
- Don Groves
Australian horror/comedy 100 Bloody Acres tanked at six Australian cinemas last weekend. Producer Julie Ryan has some compelling theories on why that happened.
Ryan sees an urgent need to re-think the traditional film distribution model and for a campaign to convince Australian cinemagoers of the entertainment value of Australian films.
The producer identifies a number of factors which she believes militated against her film, including the release date, competition from The World.s End, a UK film in the same genre, piracy and file sharing, and lack of marketing support.
The feature writing and directing debut of the brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes, 100 Bloody Acres stars Damon Herriman and Angus Sampson as brothers who run a blood-and-bone fertiliser business using human carcasses and decide to prey on three young people whose car breaks down in the bush.
The film premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival a year ago, garnering »
- Don Groves
Marking the feature directing and screenwriting debut of Us-based actor Josh Lawson, the comedy explores the lives of five seemingly normal couples and their five eccentric desires.
The ensemble cast includes Lisa McCune, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kim Gyngell, Kate Box, Alan Dukes, Patrick Brammall, Tj Power, Tasneem Roc, Josh Lawson and his brother Ben Lawson, Lachy Hulme and newcomer Erin James. .It.s a comedy that looks at sex in a very contemporary way, it.s daring but it has a heart,. said Lawson. .I am so thrilled to work with such a talented cast of actors, and we have a great team behind us. Directing has always been a priority for me and I.m really »
- Don Groves
Australia and New Zealand have a fine tradition of mixing comedy and horror to superb effect. Be it the early work of Peter Jackson such as Bad Taste and Brain Dead, or more recent efforts such as Primal and The Loved Ones, horror from down under always seems to walk a very fine line be laughs and scares, and 100 Bloody Acres is no different.
The Morgan Brothers’ “Blood and Bone” fertiliser has been a huge boon to their business but there’s a catch to its production – they’ve been using dead car crash victims in the mix! However it’s been months since their last find and an important new customer is waiting on a delivery. When Reg Morgan, the junior partner in the business, comes across three »
- Phil Wheat
100 Bloody Acres is .the kind of gory or splattery film you could take your mother to.. That is, according to brothers and co-directors Colin and Cameron Cairnes.
.This is a film that celebrates squeamishness,. announce the pair, who, being interviewed over the phone, are almost impossible to distinguish. .We definitely wanted to make an impact..
The Australian comedy-horror feature, to be released in Australia later this year, follows two brothers Reg (Damon Herriman) and Lindsay (Angus Sampson) who run an organic fertiliser business. The pair run into a spot of bother when their supply of their secret ingredient . human flesh -is running low, prompting Reg to make a snap decision when he runs into a group of three twenty-somethings in need of a ride..
- Emily Blatchford
The Lone Ranger weekend box office: Bigger flop than early estimates indicated? (Photo: Johnny Depp as Tonto, Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger) The Pirates of the Caribbean team is back with The Lone Ranger: that’s producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski, screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, actor Johnny Depp, and distributor Disney. But whereas Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the White Pearl, co-starring Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, and Orlando Bloom, was a major domestic box-office hit, opening with $46.63 million at 3,269 locations in early July 2003 (approximately $61 million today) and going on to gross $305.41 million in North America (approximately $402 million today), The Lone Ranger is bound to become one of the biggest domestic box-office flops of 2013 in relation to its exorbitant $215 million production budget, alongside several other costly underperformers at the North American box office: M. Night Shyamalan / Will Smith’s After Earth, Roland Emmerich’s White House Down, »
- Zac Gille
It’s a pretty awesome feeling when out of nowhere, you’re completely taken off guard by a movie. A couple of good examples for me would be A Horrible Way To Die, and Errors Of The Human Body, both being films that I didn’t expect much out of, but left me pleasantly surprised by how good they were. The Australian horror/comedy 100 Bloody Acres definitely falls into that category of expecting little and being delivered a lot.
The film follows Reg (Damon Herriman, Justified), a down on his luck, somewhat dim-witted Aussie, who makes up one half of the “Morgan Bros”, a small (two person) bone and blood fertilizer outfit that isn’t doing so well. Reg is the heart of the operation but the brains (and the muscle) belong to his older, extremely domineering brother, Lindsay (Angus Sampson, Insidious). Lindsay pushes Reg around, and is pretty content »
The Lone Ranger 2013 box office: $200 million Western flops (photo: Johnny Depp as Tonto, Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger) The best thing that can be said about Disney spending $200+ million on the 2013 movie The Lone Ranger — not including another $100 million or so in marketing / distribution costs — is that the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced, Gore Verbinski-directed comic Western starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer didn’t cost $250 million like the studio’s 2012 box-office bomb John Carter. (Update: The Lone Ranger weekend box-office: A bigger flop than originally thought?) Currently with a dismal 11% approval rating and 4.2/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes‘ top critics, The Lone Ranger collected an abysmal — in relation to its exorbitant costs — $9.65 million on opening day, Wednesday, July 3, at 3,904 North American locations, in addition to another $9.85 million on the July 4 holiday according to Box Office Mojo. The Lone Ranger‘s two-day total is $19.5 million, which will, according to early, rough Friday estimates found at Deadline. »
- Zac Gille
The Lone Ranger 2013: Johnny Depp as a Native American Jack Sparrow (photo: Johnny Depp as Tonto in The Lone Ranger) [See previous post: "The Lone Ranger Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean in Western Garb."] Gore Verbinski fills The Lone Ranger with ticklish insider references to other classic Westerns and even gives a nod to Johnny Depp’s 1995 oater Dead Man. And, as usual, the director busts out the crane shots — and it’s always a kick to see how his latest swooping camera move will reveal detail and add spikes of humor. The flip side is that Verbinski will indulge any plot complication as long as it results in another action sequence. John and Tonto’s search for Cavendish often takes them to a railroad track, railroad tunnel, or railroad train, where a loud and kicky set piece awaits its cue. In fact, six miles of track and two locomotives were constructed just to add authenticity to The Lone Ranger, even though there »
- Mark Keizer
Billed as the uncensored story of the iconic band's rise to the top of the international charts and the aftermath of dealing with frontman Michael Hutchence's death in 1997, it's shooting in Melbourne.
- Don Groves
Title: “100 Bloody Acres” Directors: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes Cast: Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland, John Jarratt There’s a small trend going on in the world of horror as the self parodying movies of this genre have given us a little bit of breathing room compared to the heavy gore that we’re so accustomed to as a desensitized audience “100 Bloody Acres” is one of those rare horror comedies within the past couple of years that stands out not only as another clever horror film that pokes fun at there stereotypes but also showcases what a little bit of development on the characters end can really do [ Read More ]
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- Melissa Molina
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