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'I Kill Giants': Film Review

'I Kill Giants': Film Review
A teenage girl flees from emotional trauma into a world of make-believe peril in I Kill Giants, Anders Walter's adaptation of the comic book by Joe Kelly. Set in a Northeastern coastal community and making good use of local scenery, the picture creates an inviting world while treading much the same ground as last year's England-set Tiff entry A Monster Calls. Though less persuasive than that J.A. Bayona film, this one will find admirers on the fest circuit, resonating especially with fantasy-lovers who felt like outcasts in school.

Madison Wolfe stars as Barbara, a loner who spends most of her...
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Ashley Judd’s Fact-Based Human Trafficking Film Sets United Nations Premiere — Watch

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Ashley Judd’s Fact-Based Human Trafficking Film Sets United Nations Premiere — Watch
Inspired by real characters from the award-winning book “Sex Trafficking” by Harvard professor Siddharth Kara, Will Wallace’s “Trafficked” follows a trio of intertwining stories about young women forced into the world of human, organ, drug, and gun trafficking. The film focuses on three girls — from America, Nigeria, and India — who, though horrific experiences in the trafficking world, end up as sex slaves in a Texas brothel.

Read More:‘Human Flow’ Review: Ai Weiwei Delivers the Definitive Documentary About the Ongoing Refugee Crisis

Starring Ashley Judd, Anne Archer, Elisabeth Röhm, Sean Patrick Flanery, Madison Wolfe, and Patrick Duffy, the film looks to cast a glaring light on the human trafficking trade, bolstered by fact-based reporting from Kara. The professor has been researching, writing, teaching, and advocating against modern slavery for nearly two decades, and the film is a continuation of that essential work.

Appropriately enough, the film will have a
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‘I Kill Giants’ Director Anders Walter On Uphill Battle Toward Trust From Graphic Novelist Joe Kelly — Toronto Studio

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‘I Kill Giants’ Director Anders Walter On Uphill Battle Toward Trust From Graphic Novelist Joe Kelly — Toronto Studio
They say never to work with children or giants—and of course, director Anders Walter did both with his Toronto Film Festival-premiering drama I Kill Giants. Based on the acclaimed Man of Action/Image Comics graphic novel I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura, the fantasy film—akin to last year’s impressive A Monster Calls—follows a young girl named Barbara (Madison Wolfe), who battles with imaginary giants and demons inside, not to mention a great deal of external…
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Barbara preps for an oncoming monster attack in new I Kill Giants clip

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Every time Anders Walter's I Kill Giants gets mentioned in the news, I become instantaneously flustered. Written by Joe Kelly with art by Ken Niimura, I Kill Giants is the story of Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe), a teenage girl who retreats into her own reality filled with monsters and mischief. With her trusty hammer, Koveleski, Barbara protects her home from a world of magical giants and... Read More...
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Toronto 2017: New I Kill Giants Clip, Why Are You Sweating?

Are giants real? That's the essential question at the heart of a new clip from I Kill Giants. The film tells "the story of Barbara Thorsen (Madison Wolfe), a teenage girl who chooses to escape the realities of school and a drab family life by retreating into her magical world of Titans and Giants," according to the official verbiage. "With the help of her new friend Sophia (Sydney Wade) and her school therapist (Zoe Saldana), she will learn to battle her Giants and face her fears - tackling the mean bullies at school, her sister (Imogen Poots) and her difficult work situation, and eventually her fear of death." My interest in this project dates back to the comic book series, written by Joe Kelly, who...

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First Footage From ‘I Kill Giants’ Sets a Trap

We’ve just been supplied with the first clip from Anders Walter‘s feature-length directorial debut I Kill Giants, an adaptation of Joe Kelly’s graphic novel about a misfit girl battling real and imagined monsters in her life. Imogen Poots also stars in the film with Zoe Saldana and Madison Wolfe. “The film tells the story of Barbara Thorsen […]
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‘Cold Moon’ Review

Stars: Josh Stewart, Christopher Lloyd, Robbie Kay, Candy Clark, Frank Whaley, Tommy Wiseau, Madison Wolfe, Laura Cayouette | Written and Directed by Griff Furst

In a sleepy southern town, the Larkin family suffers a terrible tragedy. Now the Larkin’s are about to endure another: Traffic lights blink an eerie warning, a ghostly visage prowls in the streets, and graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror . . . And beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form to seek a terrible vengeance.

At first glance Cold Moon looks like most other by the numbers horror/thrillers, with a cast of people you will recognize straight away but take a while to place where from. However give it a minute because this movie has some really stellar performances from the core cast which – considering the concept is just bonkers enough to take
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Horror Highlights: Creepy Co.’s Garbage Pail Kids Collectibles, The Survivalist Blu-ray / DVD, The Crucifixion, Cold Moon, Five Wild Animals

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Topps and Creepy Co. have teamed up to bring us Garbage Pail Kids puffy stickers, enamel pins, and pin-back buttons! The 'member berries sure do taste sweet! Also in today's Highlights: Blu-ray and DVD release details for The Survivalist, a look at the trailers for The Crucifixion and Cold Moon, and Five Wild Animals teaser posters.

Garbage Pail Kids Collectibles Revealed: From Creepy Co.: “Topps® and Creepy Co.® partner to bring you collectible items that celebrate the sensational history of the premiere gross-out franchise that is Garbage Pail Kids.™

The inaugural release features 5 enamel pins, a 6-pack of pinback buttons, and a reproduction sticker sheet straight out of 1986!

Check back on Thursday night for the full release and look for even More items as this collection expands over the months ahead.”

To learn more, keep an eye on Creepy Co.'s official website.

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The Survivalist Blu-ray
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‘Conjuring 3’ in the Works With David Leslie Johnson Attached to Write Script

‘Conjuring 3’ in the Works With David Leslie Johnson Attached to Write Script
The “Conjuring” universe continues to expand.

New Line is moving forward on its third iteration of the “Conjuring” franchise with “The Conjuring 3[/link].” David Leslie Johnson is on board to script. James Wan will serve as producer through his Atomic Monster production company with Peter Safran.

The logline for “The Conjuring 3” is under wraps. As with the first two “Conjuring” films, which starred Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal researchers Lorraine and Ed Warren, the story will be taken from the Warrens’ case files.

Johnson wrote “The Conjuring 2,” which went on to gross $320 million worldwide. The news comes two weeks after New Line launched development on “The Crooked Man,” based on the malevolent character in “The Conjuring 2” in the the fourth film spinoff from Wan’s 2013 hit “The Conjuring.” The others are “Annabelle,” “Annabelle: Creation” and “The Nun.”

The two “Conjuring” films and 2014’s “Annabelle” have combined to gross $897 million in box office worldwide. “Annabelle: Creation
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New Images from The Dark Revealed by Xyz Films

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Handling domestic sales for The Dark, Xyz Films has revealed a new set of stills from the horror film about an undead girl with a haunted past.

Press Release: Los Angeles-based Xyz Films has announced that they will handle domestic sales rights to The Dark, the debut arthouse horror film from writer/director Justin P. Lange. The film was lensed and co-directed by cinematographer Klemens Hufnagl, and was inspired by Lange’s Columbia University thesis short film of the same name. The Xyz Films announcement comes right after this year’s ‘Frontières Goes to Cannes’ buyers’ showcase, a part of the Marché du Film where the producers screened 15 minutes of the work-in-progress.

The Dark is produced by Danny Krausz and Kurt Stocker at Vienna-based Dor Film, joined by Laura Perlmutter and Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith at Toronto-based First Love Films. Florian Krügel takes an executive producer credit.

The film stars
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‘Conjuring 2’ Spinoff ‘The Crooked Man’ in the Works

‘Conjuring 2’ Spinoff ‘The Crooked Man’ in the Works
New Line is expanding the Conjuring franchise with “The Crooked Man,” based on the malevolent character in “The Conjuring 2.”

Mike Van Waes has been hired to write “The Crooked Man,” based on a story by James Wan in his role as chief architect of what’s now called The Conjuring Universe. Wan and Peter Safran are producing.

The project is the fourth film spinoff from Wan’s 2013 hit “The Conjuring” — the others are “Annabelle,” “Annabelle: Creation” and “The Nun.”

The two “Conjuring” films and 2014’s “Annabelle” have combined to gross $897 million in box office worldwide. “Annabelle: Creation” opens Aug. 11 and “The Nun” opens on July 13, 2018.

The Conjuring 2” deals with the 1977 case of demonic possession of an 11-year-old British girl, played by Madison Wolfe. New Line successfully spun off 2014’s “Annabelle” from the demonic doll in 2013’s “The Conjuring.” “Annabelle” was a massive hit with $256 million worldwide on a $6 million budget.
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I Kill Giants: First Images From The Graphic Novel Adaptation

A trio of images from Anders Walters' I Kill Giants, an adaptation of the graphic novel by Joe Kelly, dropped yesterday. No time like the present to have a look at Zoe Salanda as school psychologist Mrs. Mollé and Madison Wolfe as the central character in the story, Barbara.    As stated, Wolfe plays Barbara, a young girl who battles real and imaginary monsters in her life. When I heard that I Kill Giants was going to be adapted I immediately bought the graphic novel. And while Wolfe may not match the slenderness of J.M. Ken Niimura's character design I really do like what is going on here.    The film is currently in post and sales company Xyz Films is shopping the film at...

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Cannes First Look: Zoe Saldana, Madison Wolfe Battle Monsters in 'I Kill Giants' (Exclusive Images)

Cannes First Look: Zoe Saldana, Madison Wolfe Battle Monsters in 'I Kill Giants' (Exclusive Images)
Anders Walter makes his feature-length directorial debut with I Kill Giants, an adaptation of Joe Kelly's graphic novel about a misfit girl battling real and imagined monsters in her life.

Here, The Hollywood Reporter debuts first-look images of stars Zoe Saldana and Madison Wolfe. Wolfe plays the main character Barbara, while Saldana plays her school psychologist. Imogen Poots also stars in the film

Kelly also adapted the screenplay. Shot in Ireland and Belgium, I Kill Giants is produced by Chris Columbus through his 1492 Pictures/Ocean Blue Entertainment, along with Kim Magnusson, Kyle Franke, Man of Action Entertainment, Umedia, and Xyz...
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‘Toni Erdmann’ Star Ingrid Bisu Joins Horror-Thriller ‘The Nun’

‘Toni Erdmann’ Star Ingrid Bisu Joins Horror-Thriller ‘The Nun’
Ingrid Bisu has joined the horror-thriller “The Nun,” which has begun shooting in Romania.

The Nun,” New Line’s spinoff of “The Conjuring 2,” stars Demian Bichir as a priest, Taissa Farmiga as a nun and Bonnie Arrons, who is reprising her role from the second “Conjuring” movie. Corin Hardy is directing the movie.

The studio began developing “The Nun” last June, shortly after “The Conjuring 2” opened. Producers are James Wan, who directed the two “Conjuring” movies and produced the sequel through his Atomic Monster company, and Peter Safran, who produced both movies.

The Nun” is set for release on July 13, 2018 — a Friday the 13th.

The story centers on a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania taking her own life, with a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the
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Bonnie Aarons to Return as the Demon Sister in ‘The Nun’

Bonnie Aarons to Return as the Demon Sister in ‘The Nun’
New Line has hired Bonnie Aarons to reprise her role as the demonic sister for the horror-thriller “The Nun,” its spinoff of “The Conjuring 2.”

Demian Bichir and Taissa Farmiga are starring, with shooting starting in May in Romania. Corin Hardy is directing. Bechir will portray a priest and Farmiga will play the titular nun.

The studio began developing “The Nun” last June, shortly after “The Conjuring 2” opened. Producers are James Wan, who directed the two “Conjuring” movies and produced the sequel, and Peter Safran, who produced both movies.

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Taissa Farmiga to Play Titular Role in Horror Movie ‘The Nun

The current script for “The Nun,” written by Gary Dauberman and Wan, centers on Bichir’s character traveling to Rome to investigate the killing of a nun.

The demon nun, a manifestation of the evil spirit Valak, came to life in “The Conjuring 2” from a painting by
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Taissa Farmiga to Play Titular Role in Horror Movie ‘The Nun’

Taissa Farmiga to Play Titular Role in Horror Movie ‘The Nun’
New Line has tapped Taissa Farmiga to star as the title character in the horror-thriller “The Nun,” opposite Demian Bichir.

The Nun” is a spinoff based on the demonic character in “The Conjuring 2” with British director Corin Hardy on board.

The studio began developing “The Nun” last June, shortly after “The Conjuring 2” opened. Producers are James Wan, who directed the two “Conjuring” movies and produced the sequel, and Peter Safran, who produced both movies. The current script for “The Nun” is written by Gary Dauberman and Wan.

The demon nun came to life in “The Conjuring 2” from a painting by Patrick Wilson’s paranormal investigator Ed Warren and later attacked Vera Farmiga’s Lorraine Warren. Vera and Taissa Farmiga are sisters.

The Conjuring 2” deals with the 1977 case of demonic possession of an 11-year-old British girl, played by Madison Wolfe.

New Line has already successfully spun off
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Demian Bichir to Star in ‘Conjuring 2’ Spinoff ‘The Nun’

Demian Bichir to Star in ‘Conjuring 2’ Spinoff ‘The Nun’
Demian Bichir has been cast in New Line’s horror-thriller “The Nun,” a spinoff movie based on the demonic character in “The Conjuring 2” with British director Corin Hardy on board.

The studio began developing “The Nun” last June, shortly after “The Conjuring 2” opened. Producers are James Wan, who directed the two “Conjuring” movies and produced the sequel, and Peter Safran, who produced both movies. The current script for “The Nun” is written by Gary Dauberman and Wan.

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Annabelle: Creation’ Trailer Shows Origin of ‘The Conjuring’s’ Cursed Doll

The demon nun came to life in “The Conjuring 2” from a painting by Patrick Wilson’s paranormal investigator Ed Warren and later attacked Vera Farmiga’s Lorraine Warren. “The Conjuring 2” deals with the 1977 case of demonic possession of an 11-year-old British girl, played by Madison Wolfe.

New Line has already successfully spun off 2014’s “Annabelle” from the
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13 non-superhero graphic novels you may have missed

Megan McGill Mar 20, 2017

Fancy some graphic novels that don't involve a Marvel or DC hero? Try some of these...

You don't need to tell comic book and graphic novel fans that there's a whole lot more than superheroes out there. However, if you're just starting to dabble, might we make a few recommendations...?

Sweet Tooth

Put Mad Max in some plaid, make him feel a little Wolverine circa X-Men: Origins, add some creepy Wes Anderson stop-motion animals, and you’ll get Sweet Tooth, the post-apocalyptic story of human-animal hybrids in rural Nebraska. You may be familiar with Jeff Lemire’s other work on Animal Man and Green Lantern, or his acclaimed graphic novel Essex County, but for me, Sweet Tooth really is something special. Running from 2009 to 2013, this forty-issue arc centres around Gus, a young boy with antlers living with his strictly religious father in a world infected by some sort of plague.
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‘Conjuring 2’ Spinoff ‘The Nun’ Set for July 2018

‘Conjuring 2’ Spinoff ‘The Nun’ Set for July 2018
New Line has set July 13, 2018 — a Friday the 13th — for its horror film “The Nun,” a spinoff movie based on the demonic character in “The Conjuring 2” with British director Corin Hardy on board.

The studio began developing “The Nun” last June, shortly after “The Conjuring 2” opened. Producers are James Wan, who directed the two “Conjuring” movies and produced the sequel, and Peter Safran, who produced both movies. The current script for “The Nun” is written by Gary Dauberman and Wan.

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‘Conjuring’ Actress Joey King to Star in Horror-Thriller ‘Wish Upon

The demon nun came to life in “The Conjuring 2” from a painting by Patrick Wilson’s paranormal investigator Ed Warren and later attacked Vera Farmiga’s Lorraine Warren. “The Conjuring 2” deals with the 1977 case of demonic possession of an 11-year-old British girl, played by Madison Wolfe.

New Line has already successfully spun off 2014’s “Annabelle
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Joe Carnahan to Write & Direct The Raid Reimagining Starring Frank Grillo

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When it was released in 2011, Gareth Evans' Indonesian film The Raid: Redemption set the bar almost impossibly high for modern action movies. Now, WarParty and Xyz Films are looking to recapture the original movie's martial arts magic with a reimagining of The Raid that will star Frank Grillo (The Purge: Election Year, The Grey), be written and directed by Joe Carnahan (The Grey), and be executive produced by Evans himself.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (February 15, 2017) – WarParty and Xyz films have announced that they will partner on the reimagining of the hit Indonesian action film The Raid, which Joe Carnahan will direct and write, and Frank Grillo will star. The film will be produced by WarParty and Xyz. Gareth Evans, the martial arts auteur who directed the original Raid film, will executive produce.

Premiering in 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Indonesian martial-arts movie The Raid (also known
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