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John Oliver is no stranger to the question “How is this still a thing?”
From Columbus Day to daylight saving time, HBO’s Last Week Tonight has weighed the pros and cons of countless completely useless things, but never more so than in a new segment on U.S. currency.
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You see, Oliver is not a fan of pennies. He’s also not a fan of ABC’s The Muppets, or the decision to have Kermit shack up with other pigs.
The Season 2 finale spent 10 minutes discussing the nearly worthless coin on Sunday, »
"Do you guys know Doris? She's kinda weird." The trailer has debuted for a quirky, cute, charming indie drama called Hello, My Name Is Doris starring Sally Field. After a quiet few years in her career, Field has roared back recently playing Aunt May in The Amazing Spider-Man, not to mention Mary Todd Lincoln in Lincoln. She's back in a leading role again here, as Doris, an older woman pining for the young new guy at her work - played by Max Greenfield, from "New Girl". The entire cast includes Natasha Lyonne, Kumail Nanjiani, Peter Gallagher, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tyne Daly and Beth Behrs. This is adapted from a short film by Laura Terruso and looks occasionally funny, but not really my kind of character study. Take a look. The official trailer for Michael Showalter's Hello, My Name Is Doris from Yahoo (via The Film Stage): When Doris Miller »
- Alex Billington
Running Time: 81 minutes
Back in 2012 the first V/H/S film surfaced. The premise was simple, the run time showcased a series of short found footage movies with one overarching story that connected them. Now in 2015 we are close to the release of the third instalment (which was actually first screened at Frightfest in 2014). The success of the first V/H/S had groups of filmmakers everywhere decide to create their own horror anthology. Anthologies that have come afterwards include two chapters of The ABC’s of Death, and most recently A Christmas Horror Story and Tales of Halloween. Next year will also see yet another anthology, Holidays hit theatres.
Any anthology is only as strong as its segments and whilst the first film was 90% hits, and the second maybe 70% hits, »
- Kat Hughes
Cult horror comic Hack/Slash has spent years in development as a movie, but now THR is reporting that it’s being set up as a series at Relativity Television.
Over the years, the project has courted directors such as Marcus Nispel, Fredrik Bond and Todd Lincoln, with Justin Marks and Stephen Susco among the writers that took a crack at the script. Now, the series will be produced by Adrian Askarieh and Ray Ricord, with Skip Woods (Swordfish, A Good Day to Die Hard, the Hitman movies) on writing duties. Apparently the “goal to make it a dark and gritty show in The Walking Dead mold.”
For the uninitiated, THR has also provided a synopsis:
Hack/Slash centers on Cassie Hack, a woman who symbolizes the cliche of the lone girl who survives at the end of every horror movie. But now, the emotionally damaged girl not only survived »
- Mark Cassidy
The story centers on Cassie Hack, a young woman who has become a killer of killers and travels to small towns across the country hunting hunting homicidal maniacs and serial killers in the vein of horror icons like Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers.
She is partnered on her journey with Vlad, a hulking companion who serves as her protector. The property has spent many years in development as a film with the likes of Marcus Nispel, Fredrik Bond and Todd Lincoln attached as directors at some point. Woods and Adrian Askarieh will executive produce the series.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Alyse Wax breathlessly recaps last night’s Scream Queens episode. Chanel has decided that she and the Chanels will be dressed as grieving First Ladies for Halloween. She, of course, will be Jackie Kennedy. #5 is assigned Mary Todd Lincoln, because she is batshit crazy, which pisses off #5. The dean has gathered the Kappas and…
The post TV Recap: Scream Queens Episode 105 appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Alyse Wax
And we’re back for episode two! This week’s host is Amy Schumer, a solid choice that should lead to an interesting show. Inside Amy Schumer just beat SNL for the “Outstanding Variety Sketch Series” Emmy, indicating that perhaps Comedy Central’s more cinematic sketch shows are beginning to take over a spot in American comedy long held primarily by SNL. It’ll be interesting to see how Schumer’s typically more polished comedy mixes with the loveably spotty “let’s put on a show” variety at Saturday Night Live. I’m hoping for the best on this one; Schumer is an incredibly game performer, and it’s always nice to have a host that can bring sketch ideas to the table in addition to performing. Let’s dig in! Cold Open: The gang at Fox and Friends discuss the search for a new Speaker of the House and the Planned Parenthood video controversy. »
- Emilie Sowers
When fans of the V/H/S horror anthology franchise picked up the recently released Blu-ray of the third and latest installment, 2014’s V/H/S: Viral, they may have stumbled on something special after the credits had rolled: an all new segment called “Gorgeous Vortex” from writer/director Todd Lincoln (The Apparition). A beautifully shot, dialogue-free collage of nightmare images not included in the theatrical cut of the movie, “Gorgeous Vortex” is now available exclusively on the Blu-ray and DVD of V/H/S: Viral.
Daily Dead recently spoke with Lincoln about “Gorgeous Vortex” and his participation in the horror anthology.
Could you give a little background as to how you came to be involved with the third V/H/S film?
Todd Lincoln: It’s funny how I got involved. One of the V/H/S producers approached me while I was devouring cookies in the Topanga Canyon mall. »
- Patrick Bromley
Read More: Sally Field Delivers a Winning Performance in 'Hello, My Name is Doris' In the two days since "Hello, My Dame is Doris," the new comedy from "Wet Hot American Summer" co-writer Michael Showalter, premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, folks in Austin have been talking non-stop about Sally Field's standout performance in the film. The project marks a rare opportunity to see the two-time Oscar winner give her all to a lead role. She recently anchored ABC's critically acclaimed series "Brother & Sisters" for five years on the small screen, but on the big screen, Field has been relegated to supporting roles over the past decade, stealing scenes as Aunt May in "The Amazing Spider-Man" reboot and its sequel, and earning an Oscar nomination for her bravura performance as Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." In "Hello, My Name is Doris," Field is afforded one of »
- Nigel M Smith
Teresa Wright and Matt Damon in 'The Rainmaker' Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright vs. Samuel Goldwyn: Nasty Falling Out.") "I'd rather have luck than brains!" Teresa Wright was quoted as saying in the early 1950s. That's understandable, considering her post-Samuel Goldwyn choice of movie roles, some of which may have seemed promising on paper. Wright was Marlon Brando's first Hollywood leading lady, but that didn't help her to bounce back following the very public spat with her former boss. After all, The Men was released before Elia Kazan's film version of A Streetcar Named Desire turned Brando into a major international star. Chances are that good film offers were scarce. After Wright's brief 1950 comeback, for the third time in less than a decade she would be gone from the big screen for more than a year. »
- Andre Soares
In the decades since David Cronenberg put his body-horror spin on The Fly, there have been many rumors about the classic film being remade yet again with a few different directors attached. One of those directors was Todd Lincoln (The… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
Think you've seen "V/H/S: Viral"? Not all of it, as it turns out. Though the theatrical and VOD release of the third chapter in Magnet's horror anthology series featured segments by directors Nacho Vigalondo, Marcel Sarmiento, Gregg Bishop, Justin Benson and Aaron Scott Moorhead, fans who buy the DVD or Blu-ray will be treated to a surprise sixth segment directed by Todd Lincoln ("The Apparition"). Titled "Gorgeous Vortex," the visually-dazzling short was inspired by "avante-garde video artists, fashion photography, old Italian Horror movies, George Lucas’s early experimental films, and the writings of J.G. Ballard and Jean Baudrillard" -- quite a mashup of influences! Lincoln spoke with HitFix recently about the film, which journeys into a cryptic, sensual world of murder, the occult and, yes, fashion models. Curious? Here's a teaser: In addition to an in-depth discussion of the short, Lincoln also provided more insight into his 2012 feature film "The Apparition, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Good day, horror fans. I trust that most people reading this story were curled up with a fabulous scary movie (or The Walking Dead, more likely) rather than tuning into the Oscars, a ceremony where horror has been almost completely sidelined for the last 87 years. Maybe you.re watching the now-on-Blu-ray anthology V/H/S Viral, which includes the previously unreleased segment "Gorgeous Vortex" from Todd Lincoln, or the madness that is Adam Green.s Digging Up the Marrow, which was released on Friday. In smaller news, it looks like micro-budget horror factor Blumhouse Productions will be teaming Mortal Instruments director Harold Zwart with screenwriter Robert Ben Garant (Hell Baby) for a family-friendly horror. And the "shot on an iPhone" thriller Hooked Up was picked up by indie distributors Uncork.d, who will release the flick on VOD on April 7. And now for the best three minutes of your life. »
The hidden track on the V/H/S Viral home video release, Todd Lincoln’s “Gorgeous Vortex” (impressions), has gotten itself its own bit of artwork and we have it for you right here. V/H/S Viral is available now on iTunes and to… Continue Reading →
The post A Gorgeous One-Sheet for V/H/S Viral’s Gorgeous Vortex appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
Each V/H/S film has seen specially designed, and often totally rad, posters released for its respective segments. As the latest, V/H/S: Viral, hits DVD & Blu, bonus short “Gorgeous Vortex” gets the treatment, as well. A lovely representation of Todd Lincoln’s often lovely, mindbending film, this poster from artist Vance Kelly debuted at The Wrap. “Gorgeous Vortex” is…
The post Stylish Poster for a Stylish Short: V/H/S Viral’s ‘Gorgeous Vortex’ appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
As previously reported, when V/H/S: Viral was first announced, a piece of information was accidentally revealed that’s caused almost a year of speculation. With Magnet Releasing’s third V/H/S tape now on DVD and Blu-ray, TheWrap has a beautiful art poster for “Gorgeous Vortex,” a hidden track directed by Todd Lincoln. And when we say “hidden […] »
With Todd Lincoln’s short film “Gorgeous Vortex” making its debut this week as the surprise final segment of “V/H/S: Viral,” TheWrap can now exclusively unveil a new poster designed by Vance Kelly that can be found below. “Gorgeous Vortex” is an experimental, high-fashion horror film about a woman, haunted by her past, who is on the run from an elite secret organization. The movie appears as a surprise segment after the end credits of “V/H/S: Viral.” Lincoln is also releasing micro-films that tie in with “Gorgeous Vortex” on the film’s website. Also Read: ‘V »
- Jeff Sneider
Sometimes, incorporating high-concept ideas into the short film format can make the world building displayed seem even bigger than big budget, epic movie making ever could. Sometimes, it’s better to keep viewers in the dark and let them do the… Continue Reading →
- Drew Tinnin
It is perhaps fitting that “Gorgeous Vortex” finds itself as a surprise, or more accurately a bonus, addition to found footage anthology sequel, V/H/S: Viral. The film itself is entirely unexpected. Though the horror series has seen a range of subgenres and themes explored in its three-film saga, the style has remained largely the same:…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
It’s a pretty decent week for horror lovers, with the February 17th release of not only the latest in the popular V/H/S series hitting DVD/Bluray, but also the wonderfully entertaining documentary Life Itself, as well as various other genre and film-related entries. Thankfully, the gang at Icons of Fright have had the chance to take a peak at a few of this week’s titles, and there really aren’t any films Not worth picking up. Read on!
The third film in the V/H/S series, V/H/S: Viral takes some of the genre’s up and coming directors and sets them loose, with the result being either entertaining or lacking in some parts. The Benson/Moorhead segment “Bonestorm” is one that features skateboarders with GoPro camers »
- Jerry Smith
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