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Mon-El’s return to Supergirl comes with a timey wimey twist

  • The AV Club
“Wake Up” feels different than your average episode of Supergirl. There’s very little in the way of action and there isn’t a traditional villain for Kara to fight. It’s pretty much just a straight sci-fi character drama with a Twilight Zone-esque twist at the end. It’s an outing that easily could’ve felt like filler,…

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‘Get Out’ and the Golden Globes: A Lesson Not to Laugh At

‘Get Out’ and the Golden Globes: A Lesson Not to Laugh At
It’s easy enough to mock — or maybe get on your high horse about — the fact that “Get Out,” Jordan Peele’s brilliantly creepy lightning-rod racial thriller, is now in the running to be nominated for Best Comedy or Musical, rather than Best Drama, at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. The movie, of course, is neither a comedy nor a musical. (Discuss.) It’s drama of the most riveting and original kind, one that sucks you into a vortex of (justified) paranoia, turning into a nightmare that suggests a forbidden “Twilight Zone” written by James Baldwin and staged by the Roman Polanski of “Rosemary’s Baby,” with a ghostly touch of “Mandigo.”

Tempting as it might be to blame the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this particular screw-up, it was the film’s distributor, Universal, that chose to submit “Get Out” for Best Comedy or Musical, doing so without Peele’s knowledge. That accounts
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The Orville Season 1 Episode 10 Review – ‘Firestorm’

Martin Carr reviews the tenth episode of The Orville

With more twists and turns than a Kubrick hedge maze The Orville delivers, surprises, engages and entertains without once dropping the ball. ‘Firestorm’ is by turns inventive, emotive and laced with subtle moments of humour which break things up without detracting from the overall structure. Every cast member gets their moment in the sun and episode ten punches in at just under forty-five minutes.

Driven primarily by Alara and given flesh by everyone else ‘Firestorm’ feels like copybook stuff before deviating and expanding on the simple premise. Humour is more hit and miss in this scenario which is why MacFarlane has chosen once again to be sparing in its application. J Lee and Bortus get the one liners which are delivered with timing and subtlety, allowing them to be effective without draining moments of drama.

‘Firestorm’ is an effects heavy plot
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Puppet Creatures & Punk Rockers Take Flight in Teaser Trailer & Indiegogo Campaign for Dead Air

  • DailyDead
"There are some things worse than airline food," and a punk rock band is about to find that out the hard way while 30,000 feet in the air in the proof of concept short film Dead Air. Directed by Geoff Harmer and written by Peter Hearn (the filmmaker behind Scrawl), Dead Air is a love letter to ’80s practical effects and flat-out fun horror comedies, and while it has been filmed, it needs your help getting across the finish line.

From Dead Air's Indiegogo Page: "Dead Air is a story about a group of female punks on a plane to their final gig who come up against a horde of evil little creatures who want nothing more than to drag everyone to hell.

We Have Shot It. We Now Need Your Help To Finish It.

Welcome back to Dead Air, a fun horror comedy that mixes Gremlins & Critters together with
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Jordan Peele Challenges Golden Globes Classifying ‘Get Out’ As a Comedy: ‘What Are You Laughing At?’

  • Indiewire
Jordan Peele Challenges Golden Globes Classifying ‘Get Out’ As a Comedy: ‘What Are You Laughing At?’
Before he directed “Get Out,” Jordan Peele was best known as a comedy figure, one half of the famed “Key & Peele” duo. His first feature transformed Peele’s reputation: As “Get Out” grossed over $250 million worldwide, Peele became known first and foremost as a filmmaker, with his racially-tinged story about rich white people who keep black people under mind control striking audiences as both outrageous and eerily familiar. No matter the absurd premise, “Get Out” explores the paranoia and victimization of the African American experience with palpable suspense and ideas that go well beyond the realm of punchlines.

Nevertheless, as the movie careens through awards season, Golden Globes voters will be considering “Get Out” in the Best Musical or Comedy category, not for Best Drama. This outcome has prompted plenty of online backlash, and a tweet from Peele calling the movie a documentary, acknowledging the limitations of those categories.

Get Out’ is a documentary.
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Horror Highlights: MST3K Turkey Day Marathon, Comet TV’s November Programming, The Ninth Passenger, Blood Bound, Occupation, My Neighbors Are Dead Podcast, Live-evil

  • DailyDead
Gather the family around the table, count your blessings, eat lots of food, and then maybe check out the MST3K marathon! Also: a look at Comet TV's November programming, Afm screening details for The Ninth Passenger, Blood Bound, and Occupation, My Neighbors are Dead podcast details, and three clips from Live-Evil.

MST3K Turkey Day Marathon Announced: Press Release: "It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey—cinematic turkey, that is! This Thanksgiving, grab a heaping helping of Mexican three-layer dip and pureed giblets and join your fellow MSTies for the beloved traditional Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon. Hosted by show creator Joel Hodgson and MST3K stars Felicia Day and Jonah Ray, this year’s marathon features six classic episodes of MST3K never before included in a Shout! Factory Turkey Day Marathon.

Starting at 12 pm Et / 9 am Pt on Thursday, November 23rd, the holiday marathon will showcase six classic MST3K episodes,
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Kino Lorber to Release Trilogy Of Terror (1975) on Blu-ray

  • DailyDead
It's regarded by many as one of the creepiest made-for-tv movies of all time, featuring one of the most unsettling (and relentless) killers to grace the small screen. Over 40 years after its initial premiere, Trilogy of Terror is coming to Blu-ray from Kino Lorber.

As announced on their Facebook page, Kino Lorber will release Trilogy of Terror on Blu-ray (and DVD) sometime in early 2018 (according to Blu-ray.com) with a brand-new HD master.

Directed by Dan Curtis, the anthology film features segments based on stories by horror master Richard Matheson, including one featuring a Zuni Warrior Festish Doll that attacks Karen Black and has certainly crossed over into more than a few nightmares over the years.

There's no word yet on the special features, cover art, or specific release date for the new Blu-ray, but we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime,
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‘Monster X’ Review

Stars: Leslie Easterbrook, Matt Tatroe | Written and Directed by Jaysen P. Buterin, Daniel B. Iske, Patrick Rea, Sean van Leijenhorst

Monster X is a fun monster flick which gives a twist to some of the classic monsters of the genre. As with most horror anthologies it has varying degrees of success, but with the movie’s short running times each of the films are direct in their approach, so it moves at a good pace and doesn’t feel drawn out.

The stories are connected by a sub story involving a couple of their first date to a Frightfest horror marathon, but unbeknown to them during this showing the monsters on the screen are also coming to life in the cinema. Set up as its own standalone story, the segments in the cinema do not necessary have a real connection to each of the short film, but thanks to some
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DVD Review: Beyond The Seventh Door (1987)

  • DailyDead
Ambition should never be a dirty word, especially when it comes to micro-budget movies. Especially micro-budget movies shot on a camcorder starring a Yugoslavian actor who goes by the amazing moniker "Lazar Rockwood." Which brings us to the kind of amazing Canadian-made Cube/Saw prototype Beyond the Seventh Door (1987), lovingly presented on DVD by Intervision, who never fail to cover all of your shot-on-video needs.

Released to Toronto cable, Bozidar Benedikt's (also a Yugoslavian immigrant, and the author of over 20 novels to boot) full-length feature debut is incredibly simple in structure and execution, but has a quirky charm thanks to its high concept and even higher lead performance from Rockwood.

Boris (Rockwood - Witchblade), a small-time thief, has just been released from prison, and his first stop is a grungy café where he meets up with his ex-girlfriend Wendy (Bonnie Beck – The Making of a Hollywood Madam), who has a
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Film Review: ‘Gilbert’

Film Review: ‘Gilbert’
The voice! That high-pitched, kvetchy, caterwauling rasp — the sound of an angry Jewish uncle from 1940 shouting in your face. The sour squint of disapproval. The teeth so bulgy they look like dentures that want to bite you. And the jokes! Vulgar (and cheap) enough that they’d seem right at home on a second-tier Catskills nightclub stage. In the 1980s, Gilbert Gottfried became one of the first walking-pieces-of-kitsch comedy stars: a man who seemed to be playing a character so obnoxious that the obnoxiousness became the point. He was the one-joke version of a post-Andy Kaufman jester. He killed, as they say, by letting the audience in on the garish bellowing absurdity of his act.

He found his way into the spotlight (on “Letterman” and “Arsenio” and “Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee,” in chintzy Hollywood sequels like “Beverly Hills Cop II” and “Problem Child 2”). And he solidified his ironic mainstream status with a highly
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Do we really need a Twilight Zone revival in the era of Black Mirror?

The Get Out director, Jordan Peele, is being lined up to bring back the classic sci-fi anthology show, but with successors like Electric Dreams and a long list of abandoned reboots, should it be left alone?

TV executives love to revive famous old shows. And who can blame them when the X-Files is currently enjoying a new lease on life, the recent return of Twin Peaks proved such an unexpected joy and even the new version of the 80s shoulderpad-fest Dynasty seems to have found its audience?

The Twilight Zone, however, might well be a different matter entirely. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jordan Peele, the director of Get Out, has been selected to revive the venerable, spooky old sci-fi show for CBS All Access, which one would have to admit makes a certain sort of sense. Peele’s biting, horror-fuelled satire on race and richness would have made a
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8 ways The Twilight Zone influenced modern TV and film

Louisa Mellor Nov 12, 2017

The Twilight Zone casts a long shadow over today’s film and TV. We salute the legacy left by Rod Serling’s seminal series…

“Damn near immortal” is how Stephen King described The Twilight Zone in his 1981 study of creepy fiction Danse Macabre, and who could argue with that. Like any decent horror monster, Rod Serling’s 1960s anthology series keeps coming back from the grave. Only last week it was announced that CBS is planning to resurrect its award-winning show once again. The new series will be the latest of several revivals over the decades, including an upcoming stage production set to enjoy its world premiere at London’s Almeida Theatre this December.

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The Twilight Zone doesn’t just keep returning in its own right,
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CBS reviving The Twilight Zone with Jordan Peele and Marco Ramirez

With the long-gestating feature film still seemingly stuck in development hell, CBS has decided to take another trip to the fifth dimension, with the network planning to relaunch the classic anthology series The Twilight Zone for its CBS All Access streaming service.

CBS’ CEO Leslie Moonves has announced that the reboot is being produced by Get Out director Jordan Peele’s Moneypaw production company, with Marco Ramirez (Daredevil, The Defenders) set to pen the script and serve as showrunner.

Created by Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone originally ran on CBS between 1959 and 1964 and features tales of sci-fi, fantasy and suspense. It was revived both in 1985 and 2002, while the feature film Twilight Zone: The Movie was released in 1983.
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'Twilight Zone' TV Reboot Coming from Jordan Peele

  • Movies.com
"It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity…” So goes Rod Serling’s memorable opening for The Twilight Zone, arguably one of the best TV series of all-time. Each episode served as a standalone story that excited storytellers and audiences alike; the possibilities were limitless. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves announced on Thursday that the dimension of imagination would be opening up once again, this time on CBS All Access. Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is attached with Marco Ramirez (Daredevil and The Defenders) onboard as writer and showrunner, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Peele’s involvement seems particularly auspicious following this year’s surprise hit Get Out. The high concept horror film...

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'Twilight Zone' TV Reboot Coming from Jordan Peele

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"It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity…” So goes Rod Serling’s memorable opening for The Twilight Zone, arguably one of the best TV series of all-time. Each episode served as a standalone story that excited storytellers and audiences alike; the possibilities were limitless. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves announced on Thursday that the dimension of imagination would be opening up once again, this time on CBS All Access. Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw...

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Twilight Zone reboot for CBS All-Access in the works

  • Cinelinx
Today I found out that the classic sci-fi series, Twilight Zone, was in development For CBS All-access. As much as I like the twilight zone, once I saw it was for CBS all-access out of pure habit I said, “well I’m not paying to watch that show.” Of course, that was before I saw who was behind this latest revival of the show. None other than Get Out’s writer and director Jordan Peele.

The Twilight Zone was created/narrated by Rod Serling and aired on CBS from 1959 – 1964. This bizarre anthology series told stories from various genres, such as fantasy, sci-fi, & suspense, to name a few, which usually ended with a surprising twist. The series had been revived two times since the 60’s, the first in 1985 to 1989 and again in 2002 for only 1 season and was narrated by Forest Whitaker.

Jordan Peele, well known for the comedy central show Key and Peele
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Jordan Peele Reportedly Helming Newly Announced ‘Twilight Zone’ Revival On CBS All Access

  • ET Canada
After the critical and popular success of “Star Trek: Discovery”, CBS is reaching back into its rich history of programming to breathe new life into another iconic series: “The Twilight Zone”. CBS President and CEO Les Mooves revealed on Thursday that the company is rebooting the spooky anthology horror series. The latest “Twilight Zone” reboot […]
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It's Exactly the Right Time for The Twilight Zone Revival

It's Exactly the Right Time for The Twilight Zone Revival
CBS All Access could be entering another dimension and cross over to The Twilight Zone once again and this time, the remake could (and should) stick. The Twilight Zone is no stranger to remakes and revivals. The original series ran from 1959-1964. The first revival happened from 1985-1989, then there was CBS's Rod Serling's Lost Classics in 1994 and Upn gave us the last revival in 2002 with host Forest Whitaker. And here's where CBS All Access comes in. The streaming service is working on another revival with The Hollywood Reporter saying Jordan Peele of Key and Peele and Get Out fame producing from a script by The Defenders' Marco Ramirez. This Twilight Zone revival is poised to be a hit, for a number of...
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We Are So Here For Jordan Peele's Reported Reboot of The Twilight Zone

  • BuzzSugar
Upon first hearing the news that The Twilight Zone is getting the dreaded reboot treatment, we were admittedly pretty nervous. Who has the stamina to cross a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity? Who could ever venture into the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge? While Rod Serling will forever remain our Twilight Zone fave, CBS All Access's remake of the classic has reportedly found a pretty worthy successor: Jordan Peele. While The Twilight Zone doesn't skew straight horror all the time, we have a feeling the former Key and Peele comedian will be able to expertly nail the show's trademark eerie feel. He's already proved his horror chops tenfold with Get Out, one of this year's best movies, and has another social thriller in the works for 2019. Although CBS
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The Twilight Zone: CBS All Access Developing Series Reboot

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Could The Twilight Zone be making a comeback? Deadline reports CBS All Access is developing a reboot of the classic TV show.Created by Rod Serling, the original anthology series featured a wide variety of stories, from sci-fi to fantasy to the macabre. The show initially ran on CBS for five seasons between 1959 and 1964. It was then briefly revived in both 1985 and 2002.Read More…
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