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Horror Highlights: Funko’s Mr. Hyde and Bugs Bunny Pop! Vinyl 2-Pack, Devil’S Domain, A Night Of Horror: Volume 1

Funko's Mr. Hyde and Bugs Bunny 2-pack is a must-have for Looney Tunes fans at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and in today's Horror Highlights, we also have home media release details for Devil's Domain and A Night of Horror: Volume 1.

Funko's Looney Tunes Sdcc 2017 Exclusive: Included in Funko's San Diego Comic-Con 2017 exclusives, the Mr. Hyde and Bugs Bunny Looney Tunes Pop! vinyl figure 2-pack will be available at Funko's booth on the show floor. To learn more about Funko's Sdcc exclusives, visit Funko online.

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Devil's Domain Blu-ray / DVD: Cleopatra Entertainment has announced the home video release of Devil's Domain, starring Michael Madsen, Sticky Fingers, Fred Rose, Rene Nezhola (Storage Wars) and featuring the music of Iggy Pop, Dmx, The Onyx, and more. The film is currently available on all VOD platforms, and will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray July 11th.

Devil's Domain is a new-age horror film
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Exclusive Clip from Devil’S Domain Features Close Encounters with a Chainsaw

Being kidnapped, tied up, and taunted by a satanic figure is scary in itself, but throw in a revved-up chainsaw and you really have a nightmarish situation on your hands, as evidenced in our exclusive clip from Devil's Domain.

Cleopatra Entertainment provided us with the exclusive Devil's Domain clip that you can watch below, and be sure to keep an eye out for the film's theatrical release on May 19th.

From the Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA (May 4, 2017) – Cleopatra Entertainment has announced that they have set May 19th, 2017 for the theatrical debut of the feature film Devil’S Domain, starring Michael Madsen, Sticky Fingers, Fred Rose, Rene Nezhola (“Storage Wars”) and featuring the music of Iggy Pop, Dmx, The Onyx and more. The film will also be released to all VOD platforms on May 30th, and on Blu-Ray on July 17th.

Devil’S Domain is a new-age horror film centered
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Horror Highlights: Devil’S Domain, Aaron’S Blood, Happy Endings Are A Rarity

In today's Horror Highlights, we have release details and trailers for the satanic Devil's Domain, the vampiric Aaron's Blood, and the haunted house thriller Happy Endings Are a Rarity.

Devil's Domain Release Details & Trailer: Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (May 4, 2017) – Cleopatra Entertainment has announced that they have set May 19th, 2017 for the theatrical debut of the feature film Devil’S Domain, starring Michael Madsen, Sticky Fingers, Fred Rose, Rene Nezhola (“Storage Wars”) and featuring the music of Iggy Pop, Dmx, The Onyx and more. The film will also be released to all VOD platforms on May 30th, and on Blu-Ray on July 17th.

Devil’S Domain is a new-age horror film centered on a cyber-bullying incident at a fictional high school that goes terribly wrong. The victim then seeks her own unique form of revenge, albeit with some super-natural help along the way.

Devil’S Domain was written and directed by Jared Cohn (The Horde,
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New to Streaming: ‘Louder Than Bombs,’ ‘Neon Bull,’ ‘By the Sea,’ ‘Zero Days,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

A War (Tobias Lindholm)

In only his second outing as sole director after 2012’s acclaimed A Hijacking, Tobias Lindholm is commanding unusual levels of respect and anticipation with A War – undoubtedly earned with the establishing of a very personal brand of filmmaking, rooted in observation, deliberate pacing and a terse directing style. Viewers familiar with his previous film, a hostage drama detailing the hijacking of a
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I Saw The Light Review

Tom Hiddleston gives a remarkable performance, with some fine singing, as country music legend Hank Williams but it is not enough to rescue I Saw The Light, which reduces the singer/songwriter’s skyrocket career and brief life into a grim slog, plodding towards his death at age 29.

Any doubts that Hiddleston, a classically trained British actor who perhaps is best known to American audiences as Loki in the Thor and Avengers movies, could play the country music legend are immediately dispelled at the start of the film. The problem is writer/director Marc Abraham’s script, coupled with uninspired direction.

Hank Williams was a pivotal figure in country music, who changed the genre and also laid the foundation for rock and roll. Like Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams burst onto musical charts like a skyrocket, blazed brilliantly, then suddenly vanishing, but left a lasting legacy that changed the nature of country music.
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First Trailer For Tom Hiddleston-Led Hank Williams Biopic ‘I Saw the Light’

Once set to have arrived in theaters last week, Sony Pictures Classics decided to move I Saw the Light, the Hank Williams biopic which finds Tom Hiddleston in the leading role, to 2016. Coming from longtime producer Marc Abraham (Children of Men, Dawn of the Dead), whose directorial debut was Flash of Genius, the film will now arrive in March and today brings the first trailer.

We said in our review, “The opening to Marc Abraham‘s I Saw the Light holds a lot of intrigue. Based on Colin Escott‘s biography about hillbilly legend Hank Williams, the start goes from a faux black and white newsreel interview with producer Fred Rose (Bradley Whitford) recounting how one-of-a-kind the singer was to a magically lit performance by Tom Hiddleston as Williams (the actor sings every note and the actors playing his band pluck every string). He’s sitting on a stool with a hazy spotlight pouring down,
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I Saw The Light Premiere Red Carpet Images

I Saw the Light may have been pushed back to March of 2016, but it didn’t change the premiere plans, or dampen anyone’s spirits. The premiere, which was on the 17th at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, saw writer/director Marc Abraham and the film’s cast enjoying the scene during the red carpet and an after party, which included music by Tom Hiddleston.

In attendance: writer/director Marc Abraham, Tom Hiddleston (“Hank Williams”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Audrey Williams”), Bradley Whitford (“Fred Rose”), Maddie Hasson (“Billie Jean Jones”), and Wrenn Schmidt(“Bobbi Jett”). Also joining them on the carpet was Hank Williams’ Daughter Jett Williams, Fred Parker Jr. (“Faron Young”) and the members of the film’s musical talent known as the ‘Drifting Cowboys,’ Josh Brady, Wes Langolis, Casey Bond, Michael Rinne.

I Saw The Light Opens in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville on March 25th, 2016 (followed by nationwide
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Hank Williams Biopic 'I Saw the Light' Premieres in Nashville

Hank Williams Biopic 'I Saw the Light' Premieres in Nashville
Tinseltown took over Music City this past weekend, with the glitzy premiere of the highly anticipated Hank Williams biopic, I Saw the Light. Stars of the big-screen adaptation of the book, Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott, George Merritt and William Macewen, walked the red carpet (which, for the record, was actually green), as invited guests filled the twin theaters at Nashville's historic Belcourt theater. British actor Tom Hiddleston turns in a career-defining role as the troubled singer-songwriter, whose influence is seen not only in nearly every country artist who came after him,
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Review: Tom Hiddleston sings but can't save shockingly bad 'I Saw The Light'

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Review: Tom Hiddleston sings but can't save shockingly bad 'I Saw The Light'
Toronto – We’re not going to beat around the bush here. Despite the worthy efforts of stars Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, the Hank Williams biopic “I Saw The Light” is a shockingly bad movie. It’s such a disappointment we’re not even sure where to begin. Well, perhaps a quick history lesson is in order first. Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston) was a legendary Country music singer and songwriter who had 11 no. 1 singles on the Billboard Country and Western Charts during a career that lasted only six years. The Alabama native first hit the charts in 1947 and actually had one of his biggest hits, “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” following his untimely death in 1953. He was just 29-years-old. In the decades since his music has influenced icons such as Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Keith Richards, among others. Let's continue, shall we? He was married twice, first to Audrey Williams (Elizabeth Olsen
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Toronto Film Review: ‘I Saw the Light’

Toronto Film Review: ‘I Saw the Light’
Like a sonnet, or a hymn, Hank Williams’ songs are timeless both because of and in spite of their structural limitations, using primary colors to drill down to the primary essences of the most primary human emotions. Unfortunately, Marc Abraham’s Williams biopic “I Saw the Light” fails to mirror its subject, focusing on the footnotes, the asides and the marginalia instead of the singular genius at its center. Despite a thoroughly committed, impressive performance from Tom Hiddleston as Williams (and an even better one from Elizabeth Olsen as his first wife, Audrey), the film tackles the life of one of the 20th century’s most seminal musicians with all the passion of a stenographer, making for a dull, unfocused slog through what should have been an effortlessly cinematic story. Evergreen interest in Williams’ music — and curiosity at how well such an indelibly British actor can channel it — may drive
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See a Clip of Tom Hiddleston Singing in Hank Williams Biopic

See a Clip of Tom Hiddleston Singing in Hank Williams Biopic
Hank Williams and his Drifting Cowboys band come to life in the first official footage released from the upcoming biopic, I Saw the Light. British actor Tom Hiddleston steps into the shoes of the Alabama native in a brief scene from the film that depicts the singer and his band members in the studio recording what would be his first hit, "Move It on Over," at Nashville's Castle Studio in 1947. There's also a brief glimpse of Williams watching from a window as his then-wife, Audrey, played by Elizabeth Olsen, admonishes
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Grammy, Emmy Award Winning Paul Bogaev to Conduct Broadway Stars in Norwalk Symphony's Broadway Pops Concert, 7/12

The Norwalk Symphony will join ourcommunity partnersfor a Broadway Pops Concert on the Great Lawn of Gallaher Mansion at Cranbury Park in Norwalk.The symphony will take the stage with Nso Music Director Jonathan Yates leading the Overture from Rossini's Barber of Seville. ThenGrammy and Emmy Award-winning conductor and composerPaul Bogaeva Wilton Resident will take the podium at330 pmconducting a spectacular group of Broadway stars from The New Paradigm Theatre and up-and-coming stars from Music Theatre of Connecticut and Crystal Theatre. Broadway performers include Kristin Huffman Milford Resident and Fred Rose. Youth community partners the Talent Education Suzuki School Young musicians, the Norwalk Youth Symphony and students from the Darien high school music division have accepted the invitation to participate in this extraordinary opportunity to play under Mr. Bogaev, side-by-side with the professional musicians of the Norwalk Symphony OrchestraThis is a unique opportunity for our youth to be mentored by
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Hank Williams Movie 'I Saw the Light' Set for November Release

The big-screen retelling of the life of country music icon Hank Williams has secured a release date, just in time for awards season. Sony Pictures Classics has announced that I Saw the Light will bow in movie theaters on Black Friday, November 27th.

English actor Tom Hiddleston will play the lead role and do his own singing in the film. His previous screen credits include the role of Loki in a trio of Marvel films: Thor, The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World. He also portrayed novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Tom Hiddleston enters the awards season race as Sony Classics takes 'I Saw The Light'

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Tom Hiddleston enters the awards season race as Sony Classics takes 'I Saw The Light'
Will this upcoming awards season be the year of Tom Hiddleston?  The popular Brit already has Guillermo Del Toro's "Crimson Peak" on tap for October and, now, he's officially in the mix for his performance as the iconic Hank Williams in Marc Abraham's "I Saw The Light." "Light" is based on Colin Escott's 1994 novel "Hank Williams: The Biography" and chronicles his rise to superstardom and tragic death at the age of 29.  An autopsy revealed he died of a heart attack, but he was also a known alcoholic who had also developed addictions to morphine and other painkillers.  Williams had 11 no. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart including two posthumously.   The cast also includes Elizabeth Olsen as William's wife Audrey Mae and Bradley Whitford as Fred Rose (founder of the legendary Acruff-Rose Music which published Williams songs) as well as David Krumholtz, Cherry Jones, Wrenn Schmidt and Josh Pais.
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Bradley Whitford, Cherry Jones Cast in Upcoming Hank Williams Movie

The Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light has added The West Wing actor Bradley Whitford and fellow Emmy-winner Cherry Jones to its cast.

Whitford will play iconic songwriter and music publisher Fred Rose, who co-wrote with Williams such classic tunes as "Kaw-Liga" and "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive." He also penned numerous songs recorded by other artists including the Willie Nelson hit, "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" and "Deed I Do," by Sophie Tucker. With entertainer Roy Acuff, Rose formed Acuff-Rose, one of the most
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Casting: Hendricks, Mara, Lynch, Perry, Jones

The Hurricanes

Christina Hendricks ("Drive," "Mad Men") is attached to star in Jonathan Lynn's female buddy movie "The Hurricanes". Annalisa D'Innella penned the script and filming begins in February.

The story follows three estranged and very different women who reunite to resurrect their once chart-topping 80s girl band after a rapper samples their music and sends it to the top of the charts. Annalise Davis, Rajita Shah and Jimmy Harry will produce. [Source: Screen]

Blackbird

Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn are set to star in acclaimed theatrical director Benedict Andrews' directorial debut "Blackbird" at Jean Doumanian Productions. Filming begins in the UK next summer.

David Harrower's script follows two people who once had a passionate affair meet again fifteen years later. What follows is "an unflinching excavation of damaged love" and the consequences of it. [Source: Deadline]

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"Teen Beach Movie" and "Austin & Ally" star Ross Lynch
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Bradley Whitford Joins I Saw The Light

Amid all the casting uncertainty around the Steve Jobs movie and the news of a Sock Monkey movie in the works, another biopic would like a little of your love and attention today. I Saw The Light, a biographic treatment of famed country star Hank Williams, already has Tom Hiddleston playing the famed country star and it now has Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones aboard, too, according to Screen Daily.Jones, best known for her Tony-winning work on Broadway and for winning an Emmy as President Taylor in seasons 7 and 8 of 24, will play Hank Williams' mother Lillie. Whitford, who recently reminisced about playing Josh Lyman in Empire's enormous West Wing reunion, takes on Nashville music publisher Fred Rose. Both characters were big characters and big influences on the young star-in-the-making. The latter helped Williams chart his rise from backup vocalist to superstar, and remained a good friend of the singer's.
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Casting Net: Chadwick Boseman lands lead in 'Message From The King'

Casting Net: Chadwick Boseman lands lead in 'Message From The King'
• It’s a good time to be Chadwick Boseman: The actor, who was cast as the Black Panther in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War last week, has also just claimed the lead in Message From The King. Fabrice du Welz is directing the revenge thriller from a script by Stephen Cornwell and Oliver Butcher. The film follows Jacob King (Boseman), a South African man who comes to Los Angeles to find his younger sister. Upon discovering she’s been killed, the story follows Jacob's subsequent revenge in the six days before he flies home. Message from the King is
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I Saw The Light adds cast

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Cherry Jones and Bradley Whitford have joined Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen in I Saw The Light, Bron Studios/RatPac Entertainment’s biopic in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance.

The film recounts the story of country & western singer Hank Williams. Marc Abraham directs from his screenplay based on Colin Escott’s biography.

RatPac Entertainment presents I Saw The Light, which is currently in production in Louisiana.

RatPac’s Brett Ratner and Bron Studios’ Aaron L Gilbert produce alongside G Marq Roswell and Abraham. James Packer of RatPac Entertainment and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media Finance are executive producers.

Jones will play William’s mother, Lillie, and Whitford will portray Fred Rose, the Nashville music publisher who helped guide Williams’ career and was a close friend.
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Trio discover 'Columbus'

NEW YORK -- Val Kilmer, Wilmer Valderrama and Marg Helgenberger will star in Columbus Day, a crime drama from Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Prods.

Kilmer will play a thief who has just one morning to fix what has gone awry in the biggest heist of his life, all while attempting to repair his relationship with his ex-wife (Helgenberger). Valderrama will play a longtime associate who helps plan the crime despite grave concerns.

The film is produced by Trigger Street partners Spacey and Dana Brunetti and vp production Evan Astrowsky with Kilmer and his producing partner, Fred Rose. The film's exec producers include financier Eric Amadio and Bert Marcus of Bert Marcus Prods.

"Trigger Street looks forward to making this Los Angeles thriller on location with a great actor like Val Kilmer," Brunetti said.

Columbus marks a reunion between Kilmer and Spacey, who attended Chatsworth High School together in Los Angeles.

Financing for the project was brokered by William Morris Independent, which will handle domestic sales.

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