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Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday launches on consoles

Perfect World Entertainment have, much to the excitement of Trek fans, announced the release of their free to play Mmorpg Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday on Xbox One and Playstation 4.

Based on the classic Star Trek universe created by Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday finds enemies threatening to destroy the past and takes players back in time to become a new captain in the 23rd century in Star Trek: The Original Series. A new launch trailer has been released showcasing the game on console. Watch this below.

Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday will feature a new tutorial section that will allow players to begin their adventure as a captain and will also help adjust to the controls. Once the tutorial is completed captains can earn rewards by taking part in over a dozen missions based around Star Trek: The Original Series.

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Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday expansion release date announced

Star Trek Online developer Cryptic Studios and leading free to play Mmorpg publisher Perfect World Entertainment Inc, have today announced the release date for Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday as 6th July.

Agents of Yesterday is the third expansion for the popular Star Trek themed free to play Mmorpg and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series by transporting players back in time to command ships appropriate to the original series. Agents of Yesterday will also include iconic characters and 5 new playable ships from the original series such as a the Constitution Class USS Enterprise and the Daedalus Class Science Vessel. There will also be the opportunity to visit multiple locations from the original series including Edren (the planet where Kirk fought the Gorn).

To give players a fully immersive experience Cryptic Studios are even using some special voice actors. Walter Koenig will be resuming his role of Chekov,
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Fire City: End of Days Gets A New Trailer and Movie Poster

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Fire City: End of Days Gets A New Trailer and Movie Poster
Set in a world where demons live among us, this exhilarating vitrine of effects and action sees a hard-boiled demon named Vine confronted with the ultimate choice between the salvation of his own kind and the life of an innocent human girl. Tobias Jelinek (Hocus Pocus), Danielle Chuchran (Saga : Curse of the Shadow), Glee’s Harry Shum Jr, and Kristin Minter (TVs E.R) star. The movie from Uncork’d Entertainment stars Danielle Chuchran, Harry Shum Jr., Kristin Minter, Mary-Margaret Humes, and Matt Winston. “Fire City: End of Days” lands on home video on October 6 on DVD and Digital Download.

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You Will Need a Life Raft with Harbinger Down: A Film Review

*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by Vertical Entertainment. Director/writer: Alec Gillis. Cast: Lance Henriksen, Camille Balsamo, Matt Winston, Giovonnie Samuels and Winston James Francis. Harbinger Down was created by an experienced special effects crew. The director, Alec Gillis, has been associated with many sci-fi and horror films. As well, Harbinger Down is Studio Adi's first attempt to bring an independent feature to screen, focusing on their practical special effects. Also, the film was funded through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign and over two hundred and fifty thousand dollars were raised. The results are slightly mixed. Many of the special effects look heavily influenced by a previous Studio Adi undertaking, The Thing (2011) and the film's story is also inspired by this earlier film. Lighting is minimalized to almost hide the monstrous creations. Meanwhile, the story struggles to find impact. Harbinger Down misses the mark on a couple of.
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Harbinger Down Review

There’s nothing that makes a horror fan wetter than the words “practical effects” (yup, coming out guns blazing in this review). In a time of dull, lifeless Adr oversaturation, the art of blowing up a prosthetic heads full of gooey physical liquids has become a thing of the past. But Amalgamated Dynamics Inc., the team behind such creature films as Starship Troopers, Tremors and numerous Alien entries, are just a few of the modern-day heroes who believe monster movies should rely on extensive practical make-up/animatronics – and they want to do things their way. That’s why they took to Kickstarter with an entirely practical homage to The Thing called Harbinger Down, smashing past its $350K goal in the name of all that’s squishy, horrific, and disgusting.

Harbinger Down is the brainchild of veteran effects wizard Alec Gillis, who served as writer and director on this 80s-themed passion project.
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Film Review: ‘Harbinger Down’

Film Review: ‘Harbinger Down’
Made by and for aficionados of ’80s-era sci-fi/horror thrillers, “Harbinger Down” ranks somewhere between self-consciously cheesy SyFy Channel fare and better-than-average direct-to-video product in terms of production values, performance levels and overall ability to sustain interest while generating suspense. Theatrical exposure will be fleeting, but this small-budget, high-concept trifle could attract home-screen traffic if favorable word of mouth is sparked by the enthusiasm of genre-friendly websites and bloggers.

Many au courant creature-feature devotees already are aware of this B-movie’s backstory: Writer-director Alec Gillis raised initial funding through a Kickstarter campaign by promising fans an old school opus with an absolute minimum of CGI, and an abundance of animatronics and practical effects. “Harbinger Down” delivers on that promise, more or less, and the quaintly retro look and feel of the film doubtless will elicit knowing smiles from many nostalgic viewers. And mainstream audiences? Well, the more cinema-savvy may be
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New poster and trailer for Harbinger Down starring Lance Henriksen

Ahead of its Us release tomorrow, a new poster and trailer have debuted for writer-director Alec Gillis’ sci-fi monster horror Harbinger Down starring Lance Henriksen. Check them out here…

A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship’s crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation. Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for 3 decades, the creatures aren’t about to give up the warmth of human companionship.

Harbinger Down opens in the States tomorrow and features a cast that also includes Matt Winston,
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Round-Up: Harbinger Down Trailer, Cherry Tree Teaser, The Barn Indiegogo, Run, Hide, Die. DVD

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A new trailer has arrived for Harbinger Down ahead of the film's release tomorrow. Also in this round-up: a new teaser trailer for Cherry Tree, The Barn Indiegogo campaign, and DVD release details for horror-thriller Run, Hide, Die.

Harbinger Down: "A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship’s crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without a mutation. Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for three decades, the creatures aren’t about to give up the warmth of human companionship.

Starring: Lance Henriksen,
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Trailer for “practical creature FX film” Harbinger Down starring Lance Henriksen

A trailer has arrived online for writer-director Alec Gillis’ Kickstarter funded sci-fi monster horror Harbinger Down, which is being billed as a “practical creature FX film” and stars Lance Henriksen (The Terminator, Aliens, Millennium). Check it out below after the official synopsis…

A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship’s crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation. Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for 3 decades, the creatures aren’t about to give up the warmth of human companionship.

Harbinger Down is
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Stan Winston Week: A Letter from Matt Winston & Details on the Stan Winston School of Character Arts

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Even though we lost the legendary Stan Winston over six years ago now, his legacy and passion for the visual arts still lives on through the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, which provides educational resources and tools for aspiring make-up effects artists everywhere.

Stan’s son, Matt Winston, practically grew up in Stan Winston Studios and continues to preserve the vision his father had for the industry and for the incredible work that special effects artists do each and every day. As we wrap up Daily Dead’s first-ever Stan Winston Week celebration, I thought there couldn’t be a better person to discuss how Stan’s vision continues to live on through educating aspiring f/x technicians and artists than Matt, who graciously provided us with a wonderful letter for Daily Dead readers and those interested in the Stan Winston School of Character Arts:

“Whenever anyone asked dad to name his favorite creation,
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‘Thanks for Sharing’ Blu-ray Review (Scanbox Entertainment)

Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins, Josh Gad, Alecia ‘Pink’ Moore, Patrick Fugit | Written by Stuart Blumberg, Matt Winston | Directed by Stuart Blumberg

Stuart Blumberg, writer of Keeping the Faith, The Kids are All Right and The Girl Next Door, took to the director’s chair for the first time here, with Thanks for Sharing, a story of sex addiction starring the likes of Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins, Josh Gad, Alecia ‘Pink’ Moore and Patrick Fugit. It’s a decent cast and Blumberg is a very good writer, so I was interested to see how he faired as a director, and how this mish-mashed, though very good, cast would do under his guidance.

Ruffalo plays Adam, a guy who we meet as he is celebrating his fifth year in sex addiction sobriety. His sponsor, and friend, Mike (Robbins) is also an addict who is juggling his job,
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Watch the Trailer for Harbinger Down

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With its icy mountain backdrop and emphasis on using practical effects, Harbinger Down no doubt conjures memories of John Carpenter’s The Thing. The film’s new trailer features a creature that would send familiar chills down the spines of R. J. MacReady and company: an organism that infects humans before undergoing nightmare-inducing mutations.

The feature directorial and writing debut of veteran Creature FX Designer Alec Gillis (Aliens, The Monster Squad, Starship Troopers), Harbinger Down stars genre legend Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Near Dark, Pumpkinhead) and Matt Winston (Little Miss Sunshine, A.I. Artificial Intelligence), and it’s slated for release sometime soon. In addition to the trailer, we have the synopsis and two posters for you to check out:

“A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship
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New Harbinger Down Trailer Is Monsterific!

Back in May of 2013 we told you about Harbinger Down, a tense, claustrophobic creature film that will feature only practical animatronic and makeup effects. We've followed the movie through every phase including a successful crowd funding campaign. Today the hard work and faith pays off!

Alec Gillis wrote and directed the flick with Adi co-founder Tom Woodruff, Jr. producing. Lance Henriksen, Matt Winston, Camille Balsamo, and Giovonnie Samuels star.

Synopsis

A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship’s crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation. Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms.
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Danielle Chuchran Talks Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs

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Fire City: Interpreter of Signs is an upcoming demon fantasy thriller set against the noir backdrop of a shadowy atmospheric world, where demons live among humans who are blind to what they really are.

The story follows Atum Vine, a 700-year-old demon with an attitude. To the humans who live unwittingly alongside him in a derelict tenement building, Vine is just the drug dealer at the end of the hall. But to the demons also living on the floor, Vine is a procurer of human misery, which they need to survive.

After Vine’s flow of addicts shuts off unexpectedly and apparently for no reason, Vine consults Cornelia, an interpreter of signs. She is a fortune teller in the demon world and an enigma even Vine can’t quite figure out.

We got a chance to catch up with Danielle Chuchran, the young actress who plays Cornelia, during our recent set visit for the film.
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Trailer Premiere - Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs

The trailer for the directorial debut of Academy Award-winning special effects designer Tom Woodruff, Jr., a supernatural thriller called Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs, is finally here and the practical effects are nothing short of badass! Dig it!

The film centers around a fragile balance that exists between humankind and the demons who secretly live among them and the crisis for all when this balance is broken. Mary-Margaret Humes, Harry Shum Jr., Danielle Chuchran, Kristin Minter, Matt Winston, Eric Edwards, Tobias Jelinek, and Robert Peters star.

Shum plays an abusive alcoholic boyfriend who suddenly transforms into a caring and loving person, along with the rest of the humans in his seedy tenement building. Dependent on human misery for survival, the demons in the building begin to starve.

Writer-producers Brian Lubocki and Michael Hayes successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign for the film in August 2013 and will go into production this month.
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Monstrous New Stills From Harbinger Down; Monsterpalooza Panel News!

Back in May of 2013 we told you about Harbinger Down, a tense, claustrophobic creature film that will feature only practical animatronic and makeup effects. Today we have the second set of official images from the movie. Check 'em out!

Amalgamated Dynamics' Alec Gillis writes and directs.

Harbinger Down and its co-production with Dark Dunes Productions will be in full force for Monsterpalooza - March 29th and 30th!

"Join Alec Gillis of Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. as he reveals a sneak peek of his first feature length film, Harbinger Down. A fan-favorite amongst Kickstarter, the film, written and directed by Alec Gillis, relies on practical creature and make-up effects, created by studioADI... Executive Producer of HD and its co-production of Dark Dunes Productions', Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki, and Star Lance Henriksen, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff, Jr., Camille Balsamo, Reid Collums, Timothy Reed Martin, D.P Benjamin Brown and Suit performer, Mick Ignis
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Thanks For Sharing Blu-Ray Review

The ‘romantic dramedy’ is a concept that continues to elude many Hollywood filmmakers and screenwriters, despite its seemingly self-explanatory nature. A ‘rom-drom,’ as it’s known to some overeager cinephiles, should feature aspects of romance, drama and comedy. That’s the basic explanation, and the one that writer-director Stuart Blumberg applies to Thanks for Sharing, a rom-drom that tackles the tricky subject of sex addiction.

Unfortunately for Blumberg, and for Thanks for Sharing, that basic explanation doesn’t cut it for a movie with a 113-minute runtime. To make an enjoyable, coherent, feature-length film that traverses romance, drama and comedy, what’s utterly essential is a story that blends all three together. It’s not enough to merely toss the genres up onto the screen. That’s what Thanks for Sharing is missing, and that’s why it doesn’t work. For all its lofty goals and fine actors, the film never builds the strong,
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’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Fruitvale Station’ Excluded From WGA Awards

The Writers Guild of America has remained tough on qualifying scripts for its screenplay awards, excluding more than a dozen high-profile scripts, including John Ridley’s screenplay for “12 Years a Slave.”

The guild’s restrictions — far more rigorous than other guilds — require that scripts be produced under WGA jurisdiction or under a collective bargaining agreement in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or the U.K. The WGA had no immediate comment on the exclusions, but the restrictions on eligibility are a longstanding practice at the guild.

Other notable screenplays excluded include Peter Morgan’s screenplay for “Rush”; Ryan Coogler’s script for “Frutivale Station”; “Philomena,” written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” penned by William Nicholson.

Voting to determine the WGA’s nominees launched Tuesday on 95 eligible screenplays — 41 in the adapted category and 54 in the original category. The guild’s restrictions also require that the
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Thanks For Sharing Review

Director: Stuart Blumberg

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Alecia Moore, Joely Richardson.

Running Time: 110 minutes

Certificate: 15

Synopsis: A group of sex addicts, with varying degrees of control over their condition, undergo a 12-step treatment to help get their lives back on track.

Offering something of a lighter alternative to Steve McQueen’s grimy depiction of sex addiction in the absorbing Shame, Thanks For Sharing goes about tackling the subject matter in two rather distinct, but quite imbalanced ways, supplementing the drama with cutesy comedy.

Directed by first-time filmmaker Stuart Blumberg – whose previous work includes scripting the slapdash romantic comedy, The Girl Next Door and Lisa Cholodenko’s superb artificial insemination dramedy, The Kids Are All Right – the film has a particularly adroit and wholly believable stance depicting a contemporary society governed by the taken mantra that sex sells, especially within the hub of cultural metropolis that is New York City.
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'Thanks for Sharing' review: Gwyneth Paltrow's new romantic comedy

'Thanks for Sharing' review: Gwyneth Paltrow's new romantic comedy
Director: Stuart Blumberg; Screenwriters: Stuart Blumberg, Matt Winston; Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Joely Richardson, Alecia Moore; Running time: 112 mins; Certificate: 15

As one member of a support group that makes up the ensemble here, Mark Ruffalo points out that sex addiction doesn't get you sympathy, it gets you judgement. Sadly, that is a problem that writer-turned-director Stuart Blumberg (who co-penned The Kids Are All Right) never really overcomes, frequently addressing the symptoms without looking at the cause.

If you're an overweight geek like Neil (Josh Gad) the root of this evil is simply that there are too many hot girls riding the New York subway and the temptation to rub up against them is powerful. Initially, Neil himself is pretty tough to bear as well, but Ruffalo does draw out a softer side to him as his sponsor Adam, along with fellow addict Dede (popstar Pink
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