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It’s been a long and arduous journey for Darren Lynn Bousman’s Nola-based comic book adaptation, Abattoir. While I was talking to the Saw alumn last week though, he revealed that his haunted house movie had numerous false starts that kept pushing back each hopeful start date, but when shooting finally wrapped about nine months ago, more than jubilation was felt. In the words of Bousman, he felt “vindicated.” Not only had initial production been completed, but he was happy with the final result.
Abattoir still has a long road ahead, though. While chatting with the director during his press rounds for Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival, I asked why we still haven’t seen any footage from the film besides an early-stages sales trailer. According to Bousman, the visual effects work has been more time consuming than anyone could have predicted, and his ambitious strive for perfection has »
- Matt Donato
It's war between heaven and hell in Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival, making its world premiere tonight at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre ahead of its upcoming Us tour. We recently caught up with director Darren Lynn Bousman and writer/actor Terrance Zdunich (who plays Lucifer) to talk about the highly anticipated musical film follow-up to 2012's The Devil's Carnival.
On the decision to have heaven as the setting of the sequel:
Darren Lynn Bousman: We always knew that Devil’s Carnival was about more than just the carnival. When we did part one, heaven is only glimpsed at for a few seconds. And we knew that the next one that we did, we had to give heaven the same amount of time we gave hell.
After Devil’s Carnival 1 was completed, Terrance and I started talking about what would heaven look like and what could we do to make the audience excited to see heaven. »
- Derek Anderson
To celebrate the release of Flutter – available on DVD 3rd August 2015 – we have a copy to giveaway!
Flutter is the unmissable sexy British thriller starring Luke Evans (The Hobbit, Dracula Untold), Joe Anderson (Hannibal, The Grey), Billy Zane (Titanic) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter, The Fast Show). Flutter adds its own dark twist to the urban crime world familiar from films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and Layer Cake – making it a killer addition to one of British cinema’s most entertaining and popular genres!
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- Phil Wheat
To celebrate the release of “Flutter” – available on DVD 3rd August 2015 – we have a copy to giveaway!
Flutter is the unmissable sexy British thriller starring Luke Evans (The Hobbit, Dracula Untold), Joe Anderson (Hannibal, The Grey), Billy Zane (Titanic) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter, The Fast Show).
Flutter adds its own dark twist to the urban crime world familiar from films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and Layer Cake – making it a killer addition to one of British cinema’s most entertaining and popular genres!
Dark, gritty and packed with surprises, Flutter is quite simply a modern British cinema gem.
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- Gary Collinson
“I don’t want to think about you anymore.”
Watching ‘Digestivo’ is like driving past a fatal car wreck where orchids are blooming from the mouths of the victims and a panel of comedians are cracking filthy jokes at the people who slow down to gape. For sure it’s got the show’s signature blend of psycho-sexual mind games, bloody catharsis, and twisted relationships, but it’a also a sickly hilarious hour of television that pushes the show’s envelope on gore and horror. That the tender(if emotionally deformed) climax of the episode still feels appropriate at the end of an episode in which Hannibal rams a cattle prod up Mason Verger’s ass in order to harvest his sperm is a staggering achievement.
Season 3 of Hannibal has been ambitious in its handling of timelines. Backtracking to show Jack’s escape from the apartment in Florence lets the »
- Gretchen Felker-Martin
Recently, NBC delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Hannibal" episode 7 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Digestivo," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty drama-filled and intense stuff go down as a wicked revenge plan is in the works against Hannibal and Will, and more! In the new, 7th episode press release: Mason Verger Receives A Special Delivery. Press release number 2: Captured in Italy by police on Mason Verger's payroll, Will Graham (Hugh Dancy and Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) will get delivered to Muskrat Farm to await Mason's (guest star Joe Anderson) revenge. Alana (Caroline Dhavernas), distressed that Will has been endangered along with Hannibal, is going to plot a rescue. And Hannibal, once again in contact with his old patient Margot (guest star Katharine Isabelle), will find it irresistible to remind her that Mason will never make good on his promises. »
- Andre Braddox
Mads Mikkelsen in "Hannibal"Photo: NBC Wait... so she really did throw him from the trainc The fifth episode of this third season of "Hannibal", titled "Contorno", was a weird one for me. For one I appreciate the fact we're all caught up, but at the same time I don't feel as if aspects of what we're dealing with entirely work. That said, once Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) gets rolling it's impossible to say anything negative about this show, as you'd much rather just sit back and watch. This week's episode begins with Will (Hugh Dancy) and Chiyo (Tao Okamoto) heading to Florence to hunt Hannibal. Their scenes are overly dramatic and begin spelling things out we are already more than aware of. Chiyo says to Will, "If you don't kill him, you are worried you are going to become him." Is anyone not clear on this yetc In fact, scratch that, »
- Brad Brevet
If last week's episode of Hannibal Season 3 was a funereal contemplation of loss and unresolved anger, "Contorno" features what will surely be only the first bloody torrent of vengeance in the wake of Hannibal's trip to Florence. As Will and Chiyo make their way from Lithuania to Italy, Inspector Pazzi (Fortunato Cerlino) began to set a trap for his would-be prey, one ultimately done at the behest of Mason Verger (Joe Anderson). Rather than simply call his colleagues and take in the "monster of Florence," Pazzi looks to cash-in on Hannibal's capture, and "Contorno" felt distinctly aware of the dangers of ignoring one's past or, conversely, allowing it to slow you down. When Pazzi and his monster meet again, their conversation about the history of the inspector's family, their depictions in art and myth, slyly telegraphs his brutal end. [caption id="attachment_481277" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via NBC[/caption] Of course, Pazzi wasn't the only one considering his past. »
- Chris Cabin
Recently, NBC delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Hannibal" episode 6 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Dolce," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting stuff as Will and Jack reunite. Hannibal plans his final stand, and more. In the new, 6th episode press release: Will And Jack Renew Their Alliance As Hannibal Sets The Table For His Last Supper In Florence. Press release number 2: Sensing their time in Florence is coming to an end, Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) and Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) are going to consider their parting as Hannibal plans for his final stand. In the meantime, Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Jack Crawford (Jack Crawford) will reunite, but Jack will remain uncertain about Will's true loyalty. Back in the States, Mason Verger (guest star Joe Anderson) is going to hungrily make plans for Hannibal's capture while Alana Bloom »
Hannibal, Season 3, Episode 4, “Aperitivo”
Directed by Marc Jobst
Airs Thursdays at 10pm (Et) on NBC
Four episodes into season three, the reverberations of the season two finale are still being felt. Given the monumental nature of “Mizumono”, that feels appropriate, and the first trio of episodes of season three have dealt primarily with the Red Dinner’s emotional and psychological fallout for Hannibal and Will. These episodes have been full of dream imagery and projections, exploring the psychology of these characters and meditating upon their decisions and pasts through recurring visual motifs and stylish directorial flourishes more than dialogue or plot. With “Aperitivo”, that changes, giving audiences a much more concrete look at the fallout of season two for the characters left in Baltimore.
“Aperitivo” takes viewers through Hannibal’s victims one by one, starting with Chilton and Mason before moving on to Will, »
- Kate Kulzick
Ricky Church reviews the fourth episode of Hannibal season 3…
While ‘Aperitivo’ was another relatively quiet episode, it provided a lot of forward momentum on the big threat of the season and everyone else’s story. That’s saying something considering this episode was an extended flashback dealing with the fallout of Season 2’s finale, finally revealing the fates of all involved in the bloodbath and how they got to where they currently are now.
The whole format of the episode was actually typical of a regular premiere. This is most likely the episode many people expected to get at the start of Season 3 as it revealed what happened to everyone in the months following Hannibal’s escape. Its interesting then that this was saved for the fourth episode, letting the audience focus on Hannibal’s free reign in Europe while questioning what had become of everyone else.
Two side characters »
- Ricky Church
“Bella’s dead. That should change the view from these windows. It’s not right if the view stays the same.”
‘Aperitivo’ was an hour of small stories, a step back from the formless horror of Hannibal’s solo adventures in Europe and the protracted seance of Will’s pursuit. Il Mostro himself makes only a few momentary appearances, mostly in flashback and voice-over. The episode follows Will, Alana, Dr. Chilton, Jack, and Mason Verger(recast, not that it’s easy to tell, as a viciously dry Joe Anderson) as they contemplate what Hannibal has made of their lives. Each thread plays out as its own vignette, each one cutting to black at its conclusion like a series of films in miniature.
Chilton, the episode’s self-deprecating door to door salesman, begins an understated hour that takes what could have been a mess and transforms it into a living, breathing »
- Gretchen Felker-Martin
Hannibal “Apertivo” opened with a meeting between Dr. Chilton (Raúl Esparza) and Mason Verger (Joe Anderson), who both want to find Dr. Hannibal Lecter. ‘Hannibal’ Recap After surviving a gunshot wound from Miriam Lass (Anna Chlumsky), Chilton wants revenge on Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen), which leads him to his face-to-face with Mason. He thinks that Mason, […]
- Chelsea Regan
Gina Torres and Lawrence Fishburne in "Hannibal"Photo: Brooke Palmer / NBC It felt like tonight's episode of "Hannibal" would have been better served as the first or second episode in the season, not the fourth as most everything it covered was pretty much well established to this point. It wasn't a bad episode by any means, it merely seemed to stop the season in its tracks. Perhaps, however, that's a good thing, offering anyone that wasn't up-to-date a chance to play catch up while offering fans (or #Fannibals as has become the popular Twitter hashtag following the show's cancellation at NBC) an emotionally charged episode as Jack (Lawrence Fishburne) finally must say goodbye to Bella (Gina Torres) and Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) makes a strong first appearance in this third season. Serving as a prequel to everything that's taken place so far this year, the fourth episode of this third season, »
- Brad Brevet
“Aperitivo” is a gaping wound of an episode, one festering with the corrupt, merciless feelings left in the wake of Hannibal’s slaying of Jack, Alana, Will, and Abigail. Beyond that, the episode toys with the psychological augmentation that Hannibal fostered in some not-so-sly ways, and director Marc Jobst matched the mood with a lot of sickly blues and greens, like fluorescent light or the tint of light through formaldehyde. Though the episode lacked for major action sequences or big exchanges, the episode reiterated the show’s fanatical dedication to following cause and effect, detailing the tremors of Hannibal’s last spate of brutal murders before getting on a plane to Italy. [caption id="attachment_478459" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via NBC[/caption] For Jack, his brush with death has clearly made him more comfortable with death, more closely acquainted with its sudden and unrelenting power. The episode edited the entire passing of Bella (Gina Torres) into a engulfing swirl of regret, »
- Chris Cabin
Hey, there was a new "Hannibal" on tonight! Last night, I spoke with Bryan Fuller about the show's potential future, or lack thereof, somewhere other than NBC, and now I have a review of tonight's episode coming up just as soon as I politely refuse your offer of chocolate... "I know what's coming for you, Will. You don't have to die on me, too." -Jack Last week's episode pushed the show's abstract style to its limit, where the "pretentious art film" approach Bryan Fuller understandably favors for this show left things feeling more inert and confusing than enticing. "Aperitive" isn't exactly the show doing a stylistic 180 and resembling an episode of "NCIS." It bounces back and forth in time, it plays with characters' appearances and how we are allowed to see them(*), and it lets other characters' imagination overtake the narrative in a way that usually only Will's does. But »
- Alan Sepinwall
Recently, NBC served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Hannibal" episode 5 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Contorno," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty drama-filled and intriguing stuff go down as Chiyoh and Will start butting heads over what exactly it is they wish to achieve when it's all said and done, and more! In the new, 5th episode press release: The Search For Hannibal Intensifies. Press release number 2: Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) and Inspector Pazzi (guest star Fortunato Cerlino) are going to search for clues that will lead them closer to Hannibal Lecter's (Mads Mikkelsen) location in Florence, but the promise of riches offered by Mason Verger (guest star Joe Anderson) will threaten to corrupt Pazzi's quest for redemption. In the meantime, Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Chiyoh (Tao Okamoto) will travel to Florence, both on a mission to find Hannibal, »
- Andre Braddox
Mads Mikkelsen in "Hannibal"Photo: Brooke Palmer / NBC I can't be certain on this, but was last week's episode the first episode of "Hannibal" to not include someone's deathc I only ask because this week's episode, titled "Secondo" made up for that missing aspect of last week's episode as not one, but two characters find themselves on the wrong side of pointy objects. This marks the third episode of this third season to be directed by Vincenzo Natali and he's toned down his visual flair here, though he's still fond of reflections, be they in knives or liquid, using them to move from one scene to the next. Though, can we all agree the best scene transition was from the cutting of a bird's leg to the chopping of a human hand as Hannibal prepares the forearm of the late professor Sogliato (Rinaldo Rocco) into a delectable carpaccio(c) to »
- Brad Brevet
Recently, NBC delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Hannibal" episode 4 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Aperitivo," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting stuff go down as Dr. Chilton tries to rally up a gang to go capture Hannibal. Jack gets distracted, and more. In the new, 4th episode press release: Dr. Chilton's Return Gives A Glimpse Into The Events That Followed Hannibal'S Brutal Attack. Press release number 2: After surviving a disfiguring gunshot, Dr. Fredrick Chilton (guest star Raul Esparza) will now be focused on rallying support to capture Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen), using Will (Hugh Dancy) as bait. Jack (Laurence Fishburne) will be distracted by Bella's (guest star Gina Torres) failing health, but he is going to implore Will to abandon the risky idea of finding Hannibal. In the meantime, Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) will entertain a different approach, »
With Hannibal Season 3 premiering tonight on NBC, we recently participated in an interview call with Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller, who teased what we can expect to see this season, including Bedelia and Hannibal's relationship and much more.
Bryan Fuller: Well, really it kind of boils down to this fabulousness of Gillian Anderson and more of her is always a good thing. And we had so much fun working together in the first two seasons and she’s such an iconic actress and brings such a specific energy to the show that it seems like a really logical next step for the series to flush out that relationship expanded and get more of the chemistry between Mads Mikkelsen and Gillian Anderson.
There is a genuine connection between Bedelia and Hannibal. »
- Derek Anderson
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