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Horror Highlights: Morgan, The Dark Tapes, Deimosimine, Puff 2016 Lineup, Adam K

20th Century Fox has provided another look at Morgan. ‘It’ gets out on September 2nd. Also in this morning’s Horror Highlights: four, count ’em, four videos as well as new details for The Dark Tapes, a Deimosimine teaser trailer, the lineup at this year’s Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, and Adam K on home video.

New Clip from 20th Century Fox’s Morgan: “A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.”

20th Century Fox will release Morgan in theaters on September 2nd. Directed by Luke Scott, written by Seth Owen, and produced by Ridley Scott, the film stars Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh,
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DVD Review - Kill Keith (2011)

Kill Keith, 2011.

Directed by Andy Thompson.

Starring Keith Chegwin, Marc Pickering, Susannah Fielding and Tony Blackburn.

Synopsis:

Candidates to replace the lead anchor of breakfast show Up the Crack of Dawn start dying mysterious deaths. Who could possibly be behind them?

There’s a serial killer on the loose, killing candidates to host a breakfast show. A serial killer. A serial killer. A cereal killer. Get it?

I read that joke in a Horrible Histories book as a kid, laughing until my stomach ached. There was a cartoon of a man with a crazed look in his eye, hunched over a bowl of cereal, holding a knife in his hand instead of a spoon. “I could murder a bowl of cornflakes,” read the caption.

But that was a single cartoon drawing, when I was nine or ten. This is a 90 minute film.

The narrative chooses Danny (Marc Pickering) as its focus,
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Exclusive Casting News, Synopsis & First Look Poster for UFO Starring Jean Claude Van Damme

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Right, then, first things first, Try to Remain Calm! We’ve got something exciting this Saturday evening as we’ve just sent us over some rather nice casting news along with a rather fabulous first poster and synopsis for a new movie, UFO.

The film comes from the came team behind How to Stop Being a Loser (trailer here) and Airborne (trailer here) which is currently in post production and stars Mark Hamill (All our coverage here). UFO is currently shooting in Derbyshire in the UK and we’re told that it’s a mix between Independence Day and Monsters told from the point of view of Signs! Sounds intriguing!

The film’s principle lead is American actress, Bianca Bree and this will be her first major movie. From what we’ve heard she’s one to watch out for as we have it on good authority that she’s
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Peter Bradshaw's best of 2010

Our film critic makes the nominations for his own personal Oscars in a widely underrated year for film

December is the season of list-making and Top 10 compiling, but when I mention this to other critics, it's been getting winces and shrugs and mutterings that 2010 hasn't been a vintage year. I'm not so sure about that. It's true that the huge arthouse hits like The White Ribbon and A Prophet are now a very distant memory — A Prophet in fact was released at the very beginning of this year, but has been so extensively discussed, that I don't mention it below. Some huge crowd-pleasers, like Danny Boyle's 127 Hours, Tom Hooper's The King's Speech and Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, haven't yet had a full release and neither has Kelly Reichardt's western, Meek's Cutoff. These things may combine to produce the impression that 2010 is in itself a thin year.
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This week's new films

Unstoppable (12A)

(Tony Scott, 2010, Us) Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee, Kevin Dunn. 98 mins

This literally one-track action thriller is the perfect fit for Scott, Hollywood's master of manliness and heavy machinery. It's based on a true story that just happens to have a plot like a disaster movie: a massive, unmanned train carrying hazardous chemicals is hurtling towards populated areas; might the prickly railroad veteran and his rookie partner just be able to stop it? Everyone knows where it's going but it's got enough momentum to smash through to the finish, and the purity of the premise is a good fit with Scott's visual excess.

The American (15)

(Anton Corbijn, 2010, Us) George Clooney, Violante Placido, Paolo Bonacelli. 105 mins

Corbijn follows up Control with a sparse, existential hitman thriller in the Le Samourai/Day Of The Jackal mould, with Clooney in picturesque Italy. Apart from the classy visuals, it
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Bafta's Carl Foreman award jury must do better

The prize is supposed to reward outstanding work by a first-time British writer, director or producer. However, it's been too focused on directors

Forget such baubles as best film and best actor - the Bafta that really matters, for people who care about UK cinema, is the one for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer.

It's not part of the Oscar race, so it gets overshadowed by the hoopla around the big prizes. But it's the award that says most about the present health and future hopes of British film. Ironically, it's given in honour of an American, the Oscar-winning screenwriter Carl Foreman, who fled Hollywood's blacklist to find sanctuary in Britain.

Foreman was a defiantly independent spirit. That's reflected in a prize which celebrates the passion, the determination, the ambition and the sheer bloody-minded desperation that drives first-time film-makers. The nominees often remark that they don't feel like newcomers,
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