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Halloween 2017: Devil’s Night Double Feature – The Crow and House Of 1000 Corpses

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[To get you into the spooky spirit, the Daily Dead team is spotlighting double features that we think would be fun to watch this Halloween season. Check here for more double feature recommendations and other Halloween 2017 coverage.]

In horror movies, things usually go so very wrong on October 31st when it comes to the Halloween-themed offerings of the genre. But what about the night before? October 30th, or “Devil’s Night”, can also bring about its own horrific consequences, which is the theme I went with when it came time to put together my double feature of Alex ProyasThe Crow and Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses. Both are coincidentally feature film debuts for each director, they feature killer soundtracks, and this pair of films is also centered around a storyline where the characters will never be the same after their experiences on the night before Halloween.

Based on the comic by James O'Barr, The Crow finds aspiring rock star Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) rising from the grave a year after his death to take revenge on the four thugs (David Patrick Kelly, Angel David,
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T2 Trainspotting leads Scottish BAFTA race by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-10-05 10:11:07

T2 Trainspotting leads charge for Scottish BAFTAs Danny Boyle's T2 Trainspotting has been nominated for five awards by Bafta Scotland.

The sequel to the 1986 hit is in the running for best film, best director, plus best actor nods for Ewen Bremner, Robert Carlyle and Ewan McGregor.

The film will vie for best film against Accidental Anarchist, directed by John Archer and Clara Glynn and Chico Pereira's docufiction Donkeyote.

The ceremony will take place on Sunday 5 November.

Full list of the film nominees:

Actor - Film

Ewen Bremner - T2 Trainspotting

Robert Carlyle - T2 Trainspotting

Ewan McGregor - T2 Trainspotting

Actress - Film

Kate Dickie - Prevenge

Freya Mavor - Modern Life Is Rubbish

Deirdre Mullins - The Dark Mile


Home Matters - Playdead

Life Cycles - Ross Hogg

Spindrift - Selina Wagner, Anna Thomson, Mike Vass

Director - Fiction

Danny Boyle - T2 Trainspotting

Hope Dickson Leach
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New Trailer for Restored Re-Release of Clint Eastwood's 'Unforgiven'

"We all have it coming, kid." Any big fans of this film out there? Clint Eastwood's Best Picture-winning classic western Unforgiven is being re-released with a brand new, restored 4K print. Eastwood was just at the Cannes Film Festival last month, presenting the restored version of film in the Cannes Classics section and talking at a masterclass seminar during the festival. Unforgiven "summarizes everything I feel about the Western,” director/star Clint Eastwood told the La Times. The film features Eastwood as Bill Munny, with Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Richard Harris, Jaimz Woolvett, Saul Rubinek, Frances Fisher, Anna Levine, David Mucci, and Rob Campbell. It was first released in 1992. Hopefully this 4K version will end up in Us theaters after first playing in France this summer. Watch the official trailer below. Here's the French trailer (+ poster) for the re-release of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven, from YouTube: Retired Old West
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Guadalajara reveals festival and industry winners

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Director Patricio Guzman’s Cordillera among winners in industry strands.

The 32nd Guadalajara Film Festival (March 10-17), bookended by fierce criticism of Us president Donald Trump by local and international industry, has feted Everardo Gonzalez’s documentary Devil’s Freedom (La Libertad Del Diablo) with best Mexican feature, best Ibero-American documentary and best cinematography as well as the Mexican film critics trophy.

The feature, about violence in Mexico, is handled by Films Boutique and received its world premiere in Berlin earlier this year where it won an Amnesty International award.

Carlos Lechuga’s Santa And Andres, about political dissent in Cuba, was named best Ibero-American feature and also won best script.

Nicaraguan director Jose Maria Cabral’s prison drama Carpinteros (Woodpeckers) won best Ibero-American director in addition to best actor for Jean Jean.

Mexican debutant Sofia Gomez’s The Blue Years (Los Anios Azules), a coming of age drama, garnered five awards including best director, the Fipresci
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Lily Lane | 2016 Berlin Intl. Film Festival Review

Over the River and Through the Woods: Fliegauf Explores Intimate Portrait of Abuse Cycles

Hungarian auteur Bence Fliegauf returns with his first film since 2012’s Just the Wind, which picked up the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlinale, an emotionally taxing film concerning racial implications in the ruthless murder of several rural families. Known for his experimental flourishes and penchant for heavy material, the director begins in his comfortably downtrodden rhythm with his sixth feature, Lily Lane, an essay on nurtured cycles of familial abuse and the euphemistic nature of fairy tales as filter or escape from the clutches of a degraded existence. A refracted narrative unveils a troubled mother’s associations from her own childhood, hopelessly spilling into a present day predicament with her seven year old son. The result is a roundabout relay of psychological catharsis, at once frustrating and compelling.

Rebekah (Angela Stefanovics) tells her son Dani
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'The Crow' Creator James O'Barr Talks Remake Plans

The Crow isn't as precious as other comic book or genre properties that get rebooted for the big screen, simply because it has a long trail of direct-to-dvd sequels lying in its wake that aren't considered very good by most fans. So the idea of a straightforward remake is quite welcome, especially by series creator James O'Barr, who gives this new take on the material his blessing.

In a recent interview with independent blogger Sean C.W. Korsgaard, James O'Barr explains his involvement with the film, and how it is not a mere reboot but more of a 're-adaptation'.

"[W]e're not remaking the movie. We're readapting the book. My metaphor is that there is a Bela Lugosi 'Dracula' and there's a Francis Ford Coppola 'Dracula'. They use the same material, but you still got two entirely different films. This one's going to be closer to '
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Somewhere Slow Trailer and Poster Starring Vikings' Jessalyn Gilsig!

Watch the trailer and see the first poster for Jeremy O'Keefe's Somewhere Slow featuring Jessalyn Gilsig (Vikings as Siggy) alongside Graham Patrick Martin. Jeremy O'Keefe directs and writes. Michael Anderson, Christopher Sepulveda, Gilsig and O'Keefe produce. The film follows Anna Thompson, played by former Glee star Gilsig, whom after witnessing a fatal convenience store robbery, leaves behind her unfulfilled relationships with her husband and mother for the unknown. Along the way, she is joined by Travis, a teenage drifter with his own tainted past.
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Flickering Myth's Greatest Comic Book Movies: #24 - The Crow (1994)

Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #24...

The Crow, 1994.

Directed by Alex Proyas.

Starring Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, Bai Ling, Sofia Shinas, Anna Levine, David Patrick Kelly, Laurence Mason, Michael Massee and Angel David.

Based upon James O'Barr's cult underground series, originally published by Caliber Comics in 1989, The Crow stars Brandon Lee as Eric Draven, a musician brought back from the dead to avenge his and his fiancée's murder at the hands of a gang of local thugs.

Tragically, The Crow would prove to be Lee's final movie, the actor dying after sustaining an accidental gunshot wound on set during the filming of a stunt sequence. More than a year after Lee's death, The Crow arrived in cinemas and was a world-wide box office success, pulling
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‘Unforgiven’: when forgiving and forgetting are not options (part 1)


Directed by Clint Eastwood

Written by David Webbs Peoples

U.S.A., 1992

There are precious few names from the film industry whose names are practically synonymous with the western genre. Some actors and directors have done well with the western, such as James Stewart, Sam Peckinpah, Gene Hackman (whose character in Unforgiven we shall look at in depth in part 2 of this article), but none are names which immediately strike up pictures of western iconography, unlike, say, Sergio Leone, Sergio Carbucci, John Wayne and the the inimitable Clint Eastwood. Try as he might to write, direct and act in films from other genres, and boy did he ever make plenty of them, not to mention some darn fine ones, his name will forever be associated first and foremost with westerns. Understandably, what first comes to mind is his ‘Man With No Name’ character from Leone’s Dollars trilogy, and
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Ken Wantanabe Takes the Lead in a Samurai Remake of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven

Ken Wantanabe Takes the Lead in a Samurai Remake of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven
Actor Ken Watanabe will step into Clint Eastwood's shoes for a Japanese samurai remake of the 1992 Western classic Unforgiven.

Sang-il Lee (Hula Girls) will direct the remake, entitled Yurusarezaru Mono (A Thing That Can't Be Forgiven). Ken Watanabe will play an exiled samurai with a history of violence who lives in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. He is pulled out of retirement for one final job. K&#244ichi Sat&#244 will play the Little Bill Daggett role originated by Gene Hackman, while Akira Emoto will star in the Ned Logan role originally played by Morgan Freeman.

Warner Entertainment Japan is producing, with shooting scheduled to begin later this fall in Hokkaido. Like the original, this Japanese remake will also be set in the year 1880. The studio is aiming for a fall 2013 release in Japan.

Unforgiven won four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Clint Eastwood), Best Supporting Actor
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Quick Shooter: A Clint Eastwood Profile (Part 4)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood in the fourth of a five part feature (read parts one, two and three)...

“What I liked about this script is that it is faithful to the book, contrary to some previous versions, which had eliminated elements that in my opinion had to be preserved,” stated Clint Eastwood who chose to cinematically adapt White Hunter Black Heart (1990); the fictional tale was inspired by experiences of screenwriter Peter Viertel during the production of The African Queen (1951). “He told me that during the filming, Huston became hostile to Sam Spiegel, though he’d worked with him before. In his autobiography Huston says he was searching for a period of three weeks he could use to go on safari while in Africa. That’s what gave Peter Viertel the impetus to write his novel. He was in the presence of someone surrounded by all his technical crew,
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Contest: Win Essential Eastwood: Director's Collection on Blu-ray!

Essential Eastwood: Director's Collection was just released in a four-disc DVD and Blu-ray set on June 1 and we just have to celebrate this collection with some of the best films directed by the legendary Clint Eastwood. We have a new contest running and we're giving away copies of this new Bd set to our readers. You know these high-def sets will go fast, so be sure to enter this contest today.

Winners Receive:

Essential Eastwood: Director's Collection four-disc Blu-ray set

to win this brand new Blu-ray set today.

Letters From Iwo Jima Japanese soldiers defend the Pacific island against invading Americans during World War II. General Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) and his men transform what might have been swift defeat into nearly 40 days of resourceful combat.

Million Dollar Baby "I don't train girls," boxing manager Frankie Dunn growls. But one wins his respect and earns her shot at success in a
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Med Care Suit Shocks Actress

Bruce Weber, the super-successful photographer behind the sexy Abercrombie & Fitch catalogs, is suing indie movie actress Anna Thomson for the cost of nursing care he provided for her deceased mother, legendary shoe designer Beth Levine.

Weber has been managed for decades by Levine's niece, Nan Bush, who lives with him and is sometimes referred to as his "wife."

Before Levine died two years ago at the age of 91, Weber had insisted on providing nursing care to the elderly woman.

"Bruce came over one day and said, 'I know some great nurses. I really
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