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Twenty-eight years after director David Cronenberg grossed out the world with his remake of The Fly, publishers Idw have released details of a follow-up. Set to fly off the presses (sorry couldn’t resist) in March. The Fly: Outbreak expands the concept of a scientist who accidentally splices his DNA with that of an insect to include a contagion spreading to the outside world. Sort of a Walking Dead vibe by the looks of things. The five part series concerns the son of Seth Brundle (who was memorably played by Jeff Goldblum) as his attempts to cure his own afflictions turn into a national emergency.
There’s already been a movie sequel starring Eric Stoltz as the offspring, though whether or not the book will acknowledge it is unclear. Brandon Seifert and the intriguingly-titled menton3 (I used to know his father, menton2) will write and paint the project. Check »
- Steve Palace
From death by shark to fatal ingestion of air pellet, here's a run-down of the James Bond movies' grisliest deaths...
The James Bond franchise has entertained (most of) the whole family for generations, with one-liners like “shocking” and “I think he got the point” delivered while some poor soul is electrocuted or shot with a harpoon gun. But they were bad guys, so it was all okay.
However, regardless of how downplayed they might have been, we were shown some pretty disturbing ways to dispense with an evil henchman, the kind of thing that gave us nightmares when we were kids.
With work now underway on the latest latest Bond movie, Spectre, here's our look at the top 10 macabre ways 007 has dispatched evildoers in masterful fashion.
This feature contains spoilers for lots of James Bond films.
Scene: having defeated Goldfinger’s dastardly plan, Bond »
Neil Calloway is amused but disappointed by the release of emails from Sony…
It’s an old adage that show business is High School with money, and the release of emails that followed the hacking of Sony Pictures seems to prove it’s just like Mean Girls or Heathers, but where people earn $3 million dollar salaries and spend their days making films instead of hanging out at the mall.
The whole thing has the makings of a bad film; even the group apparently responsible for the hack “Guardians of Peace” sound they’re named after a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy. Throw in salacious bitching about stars, the possibility of North Korean involvement and we’re hooked. I’d be very surprised if right now someone wasn’t pitching a film about it. Given that the new Michael Mann film is about hackers, you’d be forgiven for thinking »
- Neil Calloway
Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb…
With Star Wars and Jurassic World the previous week, the past seven days has revealed the cast for Bond 24, aka Spectre, alongside confirmation that Ryan Reynolds will return in the standalone X-Men movie Deadpool. We knew 2015 was going to be busy, but now we are seeing a hint of the future. I doubt we will leave the cinema from May through to December! Nevertheless, Variety connected the dots between 007 and Marvel:
Since Marvel Studios started producing its own films and TV shows, Hydra has served as a heavy in “Captain America,” “The Avengers” and on ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” … It’s hard not to ignore the timing of the decision to re-introduce Spectre on the big screen.
Read the full article by Marc Graser here.
In this era of reboots and rejigs, it is easy to make connections between series. The »
- Simon Columb
A Bond title must convey many elements of the Bond formula in just a few brief words. Glamour, danger, sexiness, international locations! Try coming up with three words that capture all these. Some Bond titles have done this amazingly well. Today, the 007 folks took a stab at with just one little word when they unveiled the title of the upcoming 24th installment in the series: “Spectre.” How does the latest name stack up? Here’s our complete ranking of Bond titles through the years: 24. Quantum of Solace “Placeholder of Something” wasn’t available? 23. Octopussy There are people who think this is the best named Bond film. We’re very glad we don’t know any of those people. 22. Goldeneye All that is gold does not glitter. Time for Mr. Bond to get a new favorite color. 21. Tomorrow Never Dies And I hear the sun will come out then too. And hey, »
- Richard Rushfield
It was in April of this year, when, according to Variety, Chiwetel Ejiofor was MGM and Sony's top choice to play the villain in the next installment of the James Bond franchise. No agreements had been signed at the time, but sources told Variety that he was definitely the front-runner for the job; although neither MGM nor Sony confirmed. As I recall, that news got a lot of you excited about the possibility, recalling the last time a black character played such a prominent role in the hit franchise (Dr. Kananga, the main antagonist in "Live and Let Die" - a corrupt Prime Minister from the Caribbean who doubles as a drug »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Madison Gate Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, are releasing American Hustle – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, a collection of music from the critically-acclaimed box office hit with ten Oscar-nominations, in a two 12″ LP gatefold blue and red colored 150 gram vinyl edition featuring six songs from the movie not included on the CD version.
The 12” Vinyl will be available exclusively at independent retailers, as part of Record Store Day’s annual Black Friday event on November 28, 2014.
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Katniss Everdeen is the face of rebellion in "The Hunger Games: Mockinjay - Part 1," and as a new turn for actress Jennifer Lawrence, she's also the voice: Lawrence sings solo and a cappella in this new film. And just like Katniss Everdeen is reluctant to be a leader, Lawrence was loathe to shoot the scene -- to the degree she called the experience "traumatic and awful." "I can't stand singing. The idea of singing in front of people is my biggest fear in the entire world. I cried the day that I did that," she told HitFix during press for the film in London this week. "I was shaking. I was like, 'I want my mom.' I've never listened to it. When that scene comes on, I plug my ears." Lawrence previously sang along to Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" in "American Hustle," but this was »
- Katie Hasty
Madison Gate Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, are releasing American Hustle – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, a collection of music from the critically-acclaimed box office hit with ten Oscar-nominations, in a two 12″ LP gatefold blue and red colored 150 gram vinyl edition featuring six songs from the movie not included on the CD version. The 12” Vinyl will be available exclusively at independent retailers, as part of Record Store Day’s annual Black Friday event on November 28, 2014.
American Hustle – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack premieres “Stream Of Stars,” a previously-unreleased song from the legendary Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra, Traveling Wilburys) alongside Elo’s “Long Black Road,” an ultra-rare track previously available only on the Japanese release of Zoom, Elo’s final studio album.
- Michelle McCue
If you know anything about James Bond, it's that the theme song is one of the most iconic parts of the film franchise, and it really sets the mood for the film as a whole. There are some classics out there from films like Live and Let Die and Goldfinger, while more recent efforts haven't quite measure up like the songs for The World is Not Enough and Tomorrow Never Dies (I actually enjoyed the weird track for Die Another Day). Personally, I've found all of the songs done for each Daniel Craig installment of James Bond to be solid, and now we may have word on who will sing the new theme for the untitled 24th spy adventure. Page Six is reporting that chart-topping recording artist Sam Smith will sing the theme: You've probably heard that tune "Stay with Me" on the radio, and Smith is certainly one of »
- Ethan Anderton
I do not keep up to date on the modern pop music charts. I could not tell you who is popular or what album is selling. I listen to show tunes, people. That is my life. I do, however, love the James Bond franchise. Whether the films take a gritty approach or a campy one, I am usually on board for whatever situation 007 finds himself in, despite the myriad of truly troubling philosophies the films can have. One thing I have always liked about the Bond franchise is the opening title sequence. As I talked about in my Saul Bass article yesterday, the title sequence is a dying art I do not want to go away. Bond is one of the few places we still get inventive, dazzling title sequences. Some terrific songs accompany those sequences, like "Goldfinger", "Live and Let Die", and "Nobody Does it Better". Well, a selection »
- Mike Shutt
This review contains spoilers.
2.5 Red Door
Enough with the doppelgangers already. Anyone coming to The Originals from its parent show will know how darn overused the doppelganger element is on The Vampire Diaries, and never has that been more clear than right now. While it’s thankfully been discarded on this season of Vd, for instance, this week saw Nina Dobrev guest star on The Originals, bringing the love triangle over with her.
It’s not the same love triangle, but it might as well be. It actually shows The Originals in a good light, all things considered, as its immediately clear how much more clever and interesting the show is than two brothers fighting over one girl. Alas, this was the reason I didn’t enjoy the flashbacks in this episode – it felt »
All five Mikaelson siblings are finally characters to care about. Bravo, The Originals, says Caroline...
This review contains spoilers.
2.4 Live And Let Die
For all my wishing that it would take at least until the mid-season break for Esther and Mikael to get the upper hand on their kids, I’m actually quite glad The Originals went its usual route and jumped the gun this time.
Esther has Elijah and Mikael is presumably moments away from turning the tables on Klaus. This show never really did well with suspense, preferring to jump straight into the action, and I guess that’s one of the things we love most about it.
But that was just the cliffhanger, and there was so much more to love about Live And Let Die. A returning Cami, for one, who has never been as dynamic and watchable as she was here. I’m definitely not »
Vampires versus werewolves. Sounds like every episode ever of The Originals, right? While I admit the constant state of unrest between the supernatural factions of New Orleans is getting old, having almost the whole Mikaelson clan back together is saving this season. That said, Rebekah is greatly missed! Esther and her lapdog of a son, Finn, made their mission clear last week. All she wants is to atone for her greatest mistake in making all her children vampires by giving them new bodies free of the curse. Klaus and Elijah turned down her proposition but she’s not taking no for an answer. With Finn out instigating a rise of new werewolves during the blood moon, that leaves Kol (as Kaleb) to retrieve the deadly white oak stake from Davina. Looks like Esther wasn’t actually giving her sons a choice in the matter if she’s planning on killing them if they… »
directed by Jeffrey Hunt, airing October 27th, 2014 on The CW:
"When 'Hayley' (Phoebe Tonkin) gets a tip that 'Vincent' (Yusuf Gatewood) is recruiting young, unsuspecting teenagers in order to build a 'werewolf' army, she enlists the help of 'Elijah' (Daniel Gillies) and 'Marcel' (Charles Michael Davis) to rescue the group.
"After 'Cami' (Leah Pipes) inadvertently lets Klaus in on the whereabouts of 'Davina', she tags along in an attempt to truly understand the deeply rooted hatred he has for his parents.
"At his mother’s urging, 'Kaleb' (Daniel Sharman) seeks out Davina in order to »
- Michael Stevens
In episode 2.4, ?Live and Let Die,? despite ongoing tension in The Big Easy between the werewolves and the vampires, a common enemy forces the two factions to form an alliance to achieve a common goal. Davina and Mikael's whereabouts are revealed to not one, but two Mikaelson brothers. Cami tries to appeal to Klaus' rational side, and Vincent is proving to be as nasty as his siblings. Check out these highlights from the show. For more on what happened, check out the recap. »
Directed by Jeffrey Hunt
Airs Mondays at 8pm Est on The CW
On this week’s The Originals, Hayley and new werewolf leader Aiden team with Marcel and Elijah, Cami plays shrink to Klaus, and Davina takes self-defense lessons from Mikael.
The Originals loves its dynamic cast of characters, and the show especially loves playing with new teams and one-on-one pair-ups for an extra layer of character development. While “Live and Let Die” does stick some old friends together–Cami and Klaus, Marcel and Elijah–the episode also introduces quite a few new, and very fun, partnerships, like Hayley and Marcel, Elijah and Gia, and Josh and Aiden. The end result is an extremely satisfying hour of character-driven television.
Another really intriguing aspect of this episode is how quickly Esther’s actions force the warring werewolves and vampires together. »
- Ashley Laggan
In this week's episode of The Originals, "Live and Let Die," Vincent's plan to recruit new werewolves creates an unlikely alliance. Klaus discovers Davina and Mikael's whereabouts. Cami tries to help Klaus work through his daddy issues. And Elijah is taken prisoner.
While Marcel and his new posse are currently content to hang on the other side of the river, the werewolves have other plans. Now answering to Lenore, they crash a very chill vamp gathering to issue a warning: leave town or else. »
On Season 2 of The CW drama series The Originals, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) can use all of the allies they can get, as they face unfinished business among the Original family. With their father, Mikael (Sebastian Roché), out for blood, and their mother, Esther, trying to follow through on some sick and twisted plan, there is sure to be much backstabbing and deceit before it all plays out. In Episode 4, “Live and Let Die,” Cami (Leah Pipes) inadvertently lets Klaus in on Davina’s (Danielle Campbell) whereabouts, so she tags along in an attempt to truly understand the deeply rooted hatred he has for his parents. During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, held at the offices of The CW, actress Leah Pipes talked about the unexpected turns of Cami’s journey in Season 1, being in constant fear that Cami is only human, having to contend with the Original family, »
- Christina Radish
Things are heating up for Mikael and his hidden side. He finds himself at the hands of Davina, much to his dismay due to him trying to hide from Klaus. However, while Davina is drunk on control, Mikael is not so much into being under the reigns of a sassy teen. Especially when he himself is on a mission and loves to be drunk on power as well. So it could become messy between the two quickly. You can check out the trailer down below for “Live and Let Die” episode that airs tonight.
I am so excited to see where this goes. I am thinking Mikael won’t wait too long to put her back in her place. Especially since she seemed to be so gleeful over his suffering and having him under her control. It may not end well for her, but then again perhaps she should have »
- Sarah Peel
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