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Giving UK horror fans yet another reason to attend their scare-packed festival, the fine folks at Film4 FrightFest have announced their short film lineup that features over thirty shorts, including the cannibalistic wrestling tale, El Gigante:
Press Release: "Film4 FrightFest 2015 has expanded its Short Film Showcase event, with three strands and over thirty shorts from around the world, including eleven World Premieres and seven European Premieres. With films from thirteen countries, this is the most diverse and exciting shorts event yet programmed.
Highlights include the London premiere of actress Karen Gillan’s intense directorial debut Coward, and the UK premiere of Shevenge, a darkly funny tale of revenge, directed by Buffy The Vampire Slayer alum Amber Benson. Local FrightFest alumni will also be returning: screenwriter and director James Moran is back with screams and laughter in Ghosting, and Dan Auty brings us nostalgia and magic children in his new »
- Derek Anderson
If you taught people about dinosaurs in real life, how would you feel about the "Jurassic Park" franchise?
You could see it from either side -- appreciate how much the franchise has done to put paleontology in the zeitgeist or deep sigh over how inaccurate the dino depictions can be. With "Jurassic World" breaking box office records, The Washington Post talked to several paleontologists to get their takes on the dinosaurs, and the folks they talked to were very supportive and excited about the franchise. As one expert put it, "These films bridge the gap between dusty fossils in a museum drawer and the public, who are hungry to know more."
However, that's not to say they completely ignored the inaccuracies, and experts pinpointed two main issues for criticism: dinosaurs' lack of feathers and their depiction as noisier than a frat house on Friday night. Here's part of that conversation, »
- Gina Carbone
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