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NBA's Cliff Robinson Reveals Brain Hemorrhage ... 'I'm Improving Every Day'

14 March 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Ex-nba star Cliff Robinson has finally revealed the medical condition that left him hospitalized in Oregon ... saying he suffered a brain hemorrhage, but he's on the mend.  The 50-year-old former Portland Trail Blazers star was hospitalized on March 8 and is still receiving treatment at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center ... but he just released an update on his condition. "I had an unfortunate incident with a minor brain hemorrhage which means I’ll be in rehabilitation for a while. »

- TMZ Staff

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How Kristen Stewart Won Her Freedom — and What She Plans to Do with It

10 March 2017 2:58 PM, PST | | See recent news »

A version of this story appears in Entertainment Weekly #1457-1458, on stands now, or buy it here – and don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive photos and interviews.

On Feb, 4, Kristen Stewart arrived at Saturday Night Live for rehearsal. It did not go well. “I couldn’t get out one line,” says Stewart, who was hosting for the first time. “I was embarrassed. I was so nervous. Just being on stage with the whole crew—and that cast is epic—and everyone was killing it immediately. I felt like they were all thinking, ‘This poor girl is going to crash and burn. »

- Sara Vilkomerson

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NBA's Cliff Robinson Hospitalized In Portland

8 March 2017 3:41 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Former NBA star Cliff Robinson has been hospitalized in Oregon ... this according to the former All-Star forward's family. 50-year-old Robinson is currently at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, although no further details about what caused the hospital stay were made available. Cliff played for five different NBA teams, but was a star for the Portland Trailblazers in the early to mid 1990's, where he was an All-Star and a defensive standout. He later »

- TMZ Staff

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‘Xx’ Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date and Details

7 March 2017 4:36 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

All ladies are calling the shots in the horror anthology film Xx, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD under the Magnet label on May 23rd.

Xx is divided into four separate horror stories, each written by a talented lady. Annie Clark (St. Vincent) makes her directorial debut with The Birthday PartyKaryn Kusama (Girl Fight) delivers Her Only Living Son; Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound) aims high with Don't Fall; and Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird) presents The Box.

Pre-order Xx on Blu-ray, DVD or Digital right now at Amazon.

Sofia Carrillo (La Casa Triste), an award-winning animator, helps bring the stories together with a cast that includes Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk.

Xx Bonus features will be announced at a later date.

Check out the Xx trailer and cover art below. »

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Blu-ray Release Date for Horror Anthology Xx

7 March 2017 2:58 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After a well-received world premiere at Sundance, the horror anthology Xx is coming home on Blu-ray and DVD this May. reports that Magnolia Home Entertainment will release Xx on Blu-ray (and, according to Amazon, DVD as well) on May 23rd. Featuring segments directed by Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Karyn KusamaRoxanne Benjamin, and Jovanka Vuckovic, no special features have been revealed for the Xx Blu-ray at this time, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details.

In case you missed it, check out Heather's Sundance review of Xx, as well as our previous coverage of the film.

"Xx is a new all-female helmed horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by fiercely talented women: Annie Clark (St. Vincent) rocks her directorial debut with The Birthday Party; Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Girlfight) exorcises Her Only Living Son; Roxanne Benjamin (V/H/S trilogy, Southbound) screams »

- Derek Anderson

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Film Review: ‘Contemporary Color’

3 March 2017 6:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Some documentaries set out to heal the world, while others succeed in making it a better place by the mere fact of their existence. A clear example of the latter, Bill and Turner Ross’ “Contemporary Color” is a gift to audiences everywhere, a spectacular kinetic pinwheel of a movie that whisks us away from big issues to celebrate an exceptional creative collaboration between Talking Heads frontman/founder David Byrne and 10 East Coast color guard squads, resulting in a one-of-a-kind concert movie through which this peculiar American art form — a meticulously choreographed mix of flag spinning, weapon tossing, and dance — gets a splendid, soul-recharging big-screen treatment.

So-called “winter guard” is a curious discipline to begin with, obscure to some, downright sacred to others, that evolved out of the ancient military tradition by which a regiment presents and protects its flag (or “colors”). Today, it is practiced at the high school and »

- Peter Debruge

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How David Byrne Collaborated With Two Art House Documentary Filmmakers And Reinvented Concert Films All Over Again

3 March 2017 12:11 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

David Byrne leaned back in his chair and stared up at the ceiling of his charmingly cluttered Soho office: “I like to keep trying new things — it keeps me on my toes.”

Um, yeah. In the last decade alone, the 64-year-old art-rock legend has authored two books, released a pair of collaborative albums (one with Brian Eno, the other with Annie Clark), written a musical about Joan of Arc, turned a building into an instrument, scored a Shia Labeouf movie, and teamed up with Fatboy Slim to create a disco opera about the life and times of Imelda Marcos, the former First Lady of the Philippines.

For Byrne, a restless iconoclast who founded Talking Heads with some Risd chums in 1975 and has been expanding his horizons ever since, such unbridled creativity is just par for the course. He’s completely at the mercy of his muse — no matter where it »

- David Ehrlich

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How David Byrne and 'Contemporary Color' Turned Color Guards Into Rock Stars

3 March 2017 5:50 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In April 2015, documentarian brothers Turner and Bill Ross went to Dayton, Ohio, with David Byrne to witness the Color Guard World Championships, an annual competition that finds costumed teams blending interpretive dance with an acrobatic use of flags, sabers and rifles. Byrne had been fascinated by the event – equal parts balletic art and rigorous sport – ever since a team asked to license one of his instrumentals and sent him a DVD of their performance. But for the Rosses, who grew up 30 minutes from Dayton, the event might as well have been on Jupiter. »

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'Contemporary Color' Review: It's the 'Stop Making Sense' of Color Guard Rock Docs

1 March 2017 9:38 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

You'd normally be hard-pressed to find a link between color guards – those tween-to-teen troupes who do military-style dance routines involving waving flags and spinning rifles – hipster rock/Edm bands and micro-indie regional documentarians; a microscope used to be required to view the Venn diagram overlap. Enter David Byrne, an artist who's never found a bunch of disparate elements he couldn't turn into a creative goulash, and who became a fan of the Middle-America past time after a group asked to use his music for a routine. The former Talking Head »

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St. Vincent Directed a Horror Movie Because She's Scared of Them

28 February 2017 4:40 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

There's something special about the new horror movie Xx. Not only is it an anthology, featuring four completely different and terrifying short films, but it also boasts four fantastic female directors. Karyn Kusama handled a disturbing secret in The Box, a celebration takes a dark turn in The Birthday Party by Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), Roxanne Benjamin hones in on a camping trip gone wrong in Don't Fall, and Jovanka Vuckovic deals with the devil in Her Only Living Son. We sat down with Clark and Benjamin to discuss the groundbreaking project, female empowerment, and the horror genre as a whole. Related:Get Out Is Leading the Pack of 2017's Best Horror Movies - Here Are the Others! Annie Clark on what inspired her directorial debut: "ToiletPaper Magazine, Michael Haneke (Funny Games), Weekend at Bernie's meets Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?." Roxanne Benjamin on her inspiration: "Creep Show, Tales From the Crypt, »

- Ryan Roschke

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New to Streaming: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Allied,’ ‘Fire at Sea,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ and More

17 February 2017 10:50 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Allied (Robert Zemeckis)

That thing we can’t take for granted: a film whose many parts – period piece, war picture, blood-spattered actioner, deception-fueled espionage thriller, sexy romance, and, at certain turns, comedy – can gracefully move in conjunction and separate from each other, just as its labyrinthine-but-not-quite plot jumps from one setpiece to the next with little trouble in maintaining a consistency of overall pleasure. Another late-career triumph for Robert Zemeckis, »

- The Film Stage

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Annie Clark (St. Vincent) Directs the Worst Birthday Ever in This ‘Xx’ Clip

17 February 2017 10:07 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Now in theaters, On Demand, Amazon Video and iTunes is Xx, an anthology film tells four deadly tales from four killer women: Roxanne Benjamin, who produced Southbound with us and also directed one of the stories; rock and roll icon Annie Clark (“St. Vincent”); Karyn Kusama, one of TV’s leading female directors and the filmmaker behind The Invitation; and up-and-comer Jovanka Vuckovic, director of […] »

- Brad Miska

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Jerry O’Connell on Losing New York City Friends and Neighbors When He Was a Kid During AIDS Crisis

17 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

When Jerry O’Connell was still just a young boy, one of America’s most culture-shifting health crises hit very close to home.

In the latest edition of The Jess Cagle Interview with People and Entertainment Weekly‘s Editorial Director Jess Cagle, the former child actor opens up about growing up in Chelsea, New York, during the 1980s’ AIDS epidemic and losing people close to him.

“It got a little sad because a lot of people passed away from AIDS, which happened really quickly,” O’Connell recalls of his childhood. “I was born in , and not to bring everybody down too much, »

- Brittany King

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Xx movie review: women filmmakers bring a feminine bent to horror

16 February 2017 4:49 PM, PST | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… My anger that women filmmakers doing a horror anthology is seen as a novelty almost overshadows my disappointment that these short films aren’t very scary. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movies by and about women

I’m “biast” (con): I’m not much of a horror fan

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I’m looking forward to the time when the work of four women filmmakers coming together in a horror anthology is not considered a novelty, but we do not live in that world yet. So that is the motif that connects the segments of Xx: they were written and directed by women. (Imagine how ridiculous it would be to try to sell an anthology on the fact that all the segments were made by men!) I’m always glad to see women filmmakers working, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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New Xx Featurette Explores the Horror Anthology’s Four Deadly Tales

16 February 2017 3:27 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Starting tomorrow, horror fans will be introduced to four fresh, deadly tales from four female directors in the new horror anthology Xx. To show viewers what went into the making of the movie, Magnet Releasing has revealed a new featurette that explores the eclectic stories and creative processes behind the macabre magic of Xx.

Xx comes out in theaters and on VOD platforms beginning February 17th. In case you missed it, check out our previous Xx coverage here.

Press Release: Magnet Releasing & Xyz Film's horror anthology Xx opens in theaters and on VOD on February 17, 2017 and features an all-female lineup of filmmakers- four deadly tales by four killer women.

Xx is a new all-female helmed horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by fiercely talented women: Annie Clark (St. Vincent) rocks her directorial debut with The Birthday Party; Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Girlfight) exorcises Her Only Living Son »

- Derek Anderson

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Deadly Dialogue: Women in Horror Month Edition Featuring Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama, Roxanne Benjamin & Annie Clark

16 February 2017 12:32 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hello, readers! Welcome back for the another installment of one our featured columns here at Daily Dead, Deadly Dialogue: A Conversation on Cinema, in which we catch up with notable folks—both in front of and behind the camera—from the horror and sci-fi genres, to discuss the films that inspired them to become the artists they are today.

For February’s installment, I thought the timing was perfect to catch up with the directorial quartet behind Xx, considering it is Women in Horror Month and the anthology is making its way to select theaters and VOD on February 17th. Here’s what Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama, Roxanne Benjamin, and Annie Clark had to say when asked about films or filmmakers that inspired them to follow their own creative paths.

Jovanka Vuckovic: I’ve been a horror fan my entire life, and every time I would finish watching a movie, »

- Heather Wixson

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Exclusive: An Oral History of 'Xx,' the Horror Anthology With a Killer Feminist Agenda

16 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

If the saying "no guts, no glory" holds true, then there's a serious discrepancy happening in the world of horror. Though women -- your scream queens, your final girls -- have so often offered up their guts to genre films, men are still predominately pulling the strings behind the scenes. That's not the case with Xx, a horror anthology featuring four killer tales by four female directors: Annie Clark (aka rocker St. Vincent, making her directorial debut), Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama and Roxanne Benjamin. The story of how Xx came to be -- and how it hopes to upend the horror industry -- is best told by the women behind it.

Magnet Releasing

A director and student of horror maestro Guillermo del Toro, Vuckovic conceived Xx after noticing that despite the horror anthology's extensive history, female creatives have been virtually absent. She partnered with producer Todd Brown of Xyz Films to change that.

Jovanka Vuckovic (writer-director »

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Review: ‘Xx’ Offers More than the Average Horror Anthology

16 February 2017 11:58 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

To begin, we must acknowledge a painful fact: omnibus features are only as strong as their weakest link, and it’s clear that production company Xyz Films learned from its past. Xx, thankfully better than the company’s recent Holidays, features four female-directed psychological horror shorts that in large part take on motherhood, domestic life, and parenting. Perhaps it should have stopped there, with two strong stand-outs (Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, with The Birthday Party, and Karyn Kusama’s Her Only Living Son), the decent The Box (by Jovanka Vuckovic), and the weak link, Roxanne Benjamin’s Don’t Fall. It was as if the best three followed a carefully prescribed assignment; Don’t Fall attempts to jam a feature’s worth of suspense into a short that needed a lot more build-up. Also at odds with the tone is Sofia Carrillo’s beautiful, gothic interstitials of cracked porcelain »

- John Fink

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Xx Review

15 February 2017 12:49 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Xx – an all-female directed horror anthology – couldn’t push against genre representation at a better time. You’d think those involved would come out fiery, focused and full of appropriate rage given current gender voicelessness. This was a chance for horror to champion female filmmakers, yet assertions are tepid at best. Even past the failed settling of gender scores, Xx lacks horror establishment of the basest engagement. Only one chapter stands out (victorious because of competition), while three more efforts drag their feet without enthusiasm. No statement is made, no mic is dropped and no lasting message lingers past the credits. Enjoy another mixed bag of spooky stories that do no bumping in any night.

Please note, such disinterest isn’t because my feeble male brain can’t comprehend a different perspective. Three of the four main characters are mothers, all caught in family dilemmas. That’s not where my disconnection stems. »

- Matt Donato

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Video Interviews: Daily Dead Chats with the Filmmakers Behind Xx

15 February 2017 12:36 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For the brand new anthology Xx, which recently premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, four female directors—Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama, Roxanne Benjamin, and Annie Clark—came together to deliver a quartet of sinister cinematic stories, with Sofia Carrillo creating the wraparound interstitial segments that feature stunning use of stop-motion animation.

Xx opens in select theaters and arrives on VOD platforms everywhere on February 17th courtesy of Magnet Releasing, and to mark the occasion, Daily Dead had the opportunity to sit down and chat with four of the project’s filmmakers about their involvement in the anthology.

Check out our video interviews for Xx below, and be sure to check out the film once it’s released this Friday.

The post Video Interviews: Daily Dead Chats with the Filmmakers Behind Xx appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Heather Wixson

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