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First Amendment Coalition Head to Twitter, Facebook: ‘Stop Acting Like You Are Just a Stage’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
David Snyder, the executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, is asking Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to take responsibility for their content in the era of fake news, in the same way that newspapers and broadcasters have in the past. “One of the things that social media platforms are now reckoning with is that they are being held responsible or being asked to be responsible for their content,” Snyder said at a panel Friday on the First Amendment in the Age of Trump sponsored by TheWrap in Mountain View, California. “Newspapers and broadcasters and journalism platforms have.
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September 5th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Raw, The Spell (1977)

  • DailyDead
Happy September, guys! This month’s home entertainment releases are wasting no time, as Tuesday looks to be another stellar day of horror and sci-fi titles coming our way. For those of you excited for Blade Runner 2049, Warner Bros. is putting out The Final Cut version of Ridley Scott’s original masterpiece in 4K Ultra HD, and Criterion is giving Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca their trademarked HD treatment with a stunning new release.

As far as new indie horror movies go, both A Dark Song and Raw come home this Tuesday and are well worth your time, and for those of you Winchester brothers fans out there, the 12th season of Supernatural is being released this week, too.

Other notable titles for September 5th include The Spell, The Atoning, The Basement, I Saw What You Did, and a 4K Ultra HD release of The Cabin in the Woods.

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CNN Orders Alex Gibney and Robert Redford Docuseries 'Death Row Stories,' Narrated by Susan Sarandon

CNN Orders Alex Gibney and Robert Redford Docuseries 'Death Row Stories,' Narrated by Susan Sarandon
CNN has ordered "Death Row Stories," a new eight-part original series from Alex Gibney and Robert Redford. Each episode of the series will unravel a different capital murder case, calling into question different beliefs about the death penalty and the justice system. Susan Sarandon, who won an Oscar for her role as death row minister Sister Helen Prejean in "Dead Man Walking," will serve as narrator. "The series provides stark examples of the struggle between the powerful and the powerless. The stakes -- life or death -- couldn’t be higher," said the continually prolific Gibney, who heads to Sundance with new film "Finding Fela" this month. Gibney will executive produce the series alongside Redford and Sundance Productions partner Laura Michalchyshyn, Dave Snyder, Stacey Offman, and Brad Herbert. "This series is about the search for justice and truth, we are pleased to be working with Alex Gibney to tell these
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CNN Orders Alex Gibney and Robert Redford Docuseries 'Death Row Stories,' Narrated by Susan Sarandon

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CNN Orders Alex Gibney and Robert Redford Docuseries 'Death Row Stories,' Narrated by Susan Sarandon
CNN has ordered "Death Row Stories," a new eight-part original series from Alex Gibney and Robert Redford. Each episode of the series will unravel a different capital murder case, calling into question different beliefs about the death penalty and the justice system. Susan Sarandon, who won an Oscar for her role as death row minister Sister Helen Prejean in "Dead Man Walking," will serve as narrator. "The series provides stark examples of the struggle between the powerful and the powerless. The stakes -- life or death -- couldn’t be higher," said the continually prolific Gibney, who heads to Sundance with new film "Finding Fela" this month. Gibney will executive produce the series alongside Redford and Sundance Productions partner Laura Michalchyshyn, Dave Snyder, Stacey Offman, and Brad Herbert. "This series is about the search for justice and truth, we are pleased to be working with Alex Gibney to tell these
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Robert Redford, Alex Gibney Set Death Row Series at CNN

Robert Redford, Alex Gibney Set Death Row Series at CNN
CNN announced during its TCA presentation today the addition of “Death Row Stories” to its original programming lineup. Eight-part nonfiction series hails from Robert Redford and Alex Gibney, and will be narrated by Susan Sarandon.

Each episode of “Death Row Stories” centers on a different capital murder case and calls into question the beliefs surrounding the death penalty and American justice system.

“This series is about the search for justice and truth, we are pleased to be working with Alex Gibney to tell these important stories and give a voice to these cases,” Redford said.

Death Row Stories” premieres on March 9, with the first seg exploring the case of Edward Lee Elmore, an African-American handyman charged with the murder of a white woman in the South in 1982.

Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn are exec producing on behalf of Sundance Prods., and Gibney, Dave Snyder, Stacey Offman and Brad Hebert on behalf of Jigsaw Prods.
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Comic-Con 2012 Programming: Friday July 13

Comic-Con 2012 Programming: Friday July 13
And we have another day of programming for this year’s Comic Con, jam packed with awesome panels and screenings, from Falling Skies, Star Wars, Spartacus, Blade Runner, Total Recall, Game Of Thrones to The Walking Dead, Looper and the requisite Joss Whedon hour of fun.

For the full run down, check out the Con’s website. For the highlights, peruse below:

10:00-11:00 Star Wars: Collectibles Update— Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. Moderated by Chris Spitaleof Lucas Licensing. Room 7Ab

10:00-11:00 Remembering Jerry Robinson and Joe SimonJerry Robinson was a key artist on Batman in the 1940s, the co-creator of The Joker, and later an accomplished newspaper strip artist and political cartoonist. Joe Simon was half of the legendary team of Simon and [Jack] Kirby, the co-creator
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Robert L. Washington III Laid To Rest

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Thanks to the efforts of the Hero Initiative and comics fans and pros, Robert L. Washington was able to receive a proper funeral.

On Monday, June 25th, a funeral service was held for Robert L. Washington III in the Bronx borough of New York City, with a second service to come in Detroit, Michigan. The service was attended by various comic book creators, classmates, and friends from Robert’s various creative, work, and hobby circles.

Through the actions of Robert’s friends from Milestone Media, Inc. and his classmates from The Roeper School, The Hero Initiative was able to use all of your donations to pay for the service and provide Robert’s mother and two of his sisters with the means to travel from Detroit, Michigan to New York and give him a proper funeral.

via The Hero Initiative.

There were over 300 contributors to his cause, and we honor them below.
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Check Out Mina Fedora's Spooky Video for Nightwatch

Some of the most memorable music videos have been horror-themed. Perhaps the most popular video of all time is Michael Jackson's "Thriller", and it doesn't get much more like a scary movie than that. Or how about Metallica's "One" video? Psychologically scary stuff. Mina Fedora now has her own spooky video to show you.

We recently got word about the video for the up-and-coming artist's song "Nightwatch", which plays out like a slasher/haunted house film, and thought we'd share. Directed by Neil Kellen and Lewis D. Chaney, the video stars Larissa Ross, Rusty James, Derek Mullins, Seth Cheek, Cindy Maples, and Megan (Jones) McGregor along with Fedora. The F/X were handled by Dave Snyder.

Take a look at "Nightwatch" below, and let us know if you think it has the makings to be the next memorable horror music video. And then check out Mina Fedora on Facebook.
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