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Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 Review – Cruel Summer (2016)

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Cruel Summer, 2016

Written and directed by Phillip Escott and Craig Newman

Starring Danny Miller, Reece Douglas, Richard Pawulski, Natalie Martins, Grace Dixon, Gary Knowles


Young Autism sufferer Danny enjoys the serenity and solitude of camping. That’s all about to change when enraged teens Nicholas, Calvin and Julia find him, each with their own agenda for wanting to see Danny suffer.

Inspired on tragically true events, Cruel Summer is the debut feature of Phillip Escott and Craig Newman, who together have a wealth of experience directing documentaries. That experience has been carried over into Cruel Summer, as the pair get startlingly real performances from their cast, and some harrowing visuals to match.

Young and innocent Danny, who suffers from Autism, is camping in the woods as part of his Duke of Edinburgh award with one simple plan: fish, eat food and then go to sleep. However on the other »

- Luke Owen

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FrightFest 2016 – Preview of Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires

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Back at FrightFest 2013, writer and director Michael Mort premiered his short stop-motion animation Chuck Steel: Raging Balls of Steel Justice, which was met with rapturous applause (you can watch it online here). The short, a tribute to action cop movies of the 1980s, was a pure delight with over the top violence, excellent parodies of genre cliches and some outstanding animation. Well, now Mort is back with Chuck Steel – and this time it’s balls are much bigger.

According to Mort, the feature length Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires should hit cinemas next year and they are deep in production. However FrightFest co-founder and presenter Paul McAvoy thinks it may take them longer to complete – and its easy to see why. Mort explained prior to screening the trailer that they were shooting Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires 24-frames a second rather than the tradition twelve for animation as it creates a smoother outcome. »

- Luke Owen

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Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 Review – Pet (2016)

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Pet, 2016

Directed by Carles Torrens

Starring Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Parsons, Janet Song


A psychological thriller about a man who bumps into an old flame and subsequently becomes obsessed with her, leading him to hold her captive underneath the animal shelter where he works. But what will the victim have in store for her assailant?

The pure genius of Carles Torrens’s Pet is that it constantly plays with audience expectations. Just when you think you’ve got Pet all worked out, Jeremy Slater’s script pulls out the rug, creating one of the best cinematic and storytelling experiences of 2016.

Dominic Monaghan is almost unrecognisable since his days on Lost and The Lord of The Rings as the very troubled and lonely Seth and he brings so much to the character. Its a performance that is comparable to Ryan Reynolds in The Voices, but Monaghan does »

- Luke Owen

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Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 Review – The ReZort (2015)

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The ReZort, 2015

Directed by Steve Barker

Starring Dougray Scott, Jessica De Gouw, Martin McCann, Jassa Ahulwalia, Claire Goose, Shane Zaza, Elen Rhys, Lawrence Walker


The ReZort, a post apocalyptic safari, offers paying guests the opportunity to kill zombies in the wake of an outbreak.

Jurassic World meets Dawn of the Dead in Steve Barker’s ingenious addition to the over-saturated zombie genre. In a world that exists after a zombie outbreak, a rich and powerful CEO rounds up all the remaining zombies (or zees) and places them on an island where tourists can pay to hunt them. As you would imagine, it all goes array when a saboteur enters the island and causes the zombies to break loose and wreak havoc on the visitors.

The ReZort (formally titled Generation Z) is a breath of fresh air, and one that doesn’t come around often enough. With each passing year »

- Luke Owen

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Best of the Week: The Top Movies of the Century, How to Get a Marvel Movie Gig and More

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The Important News DC Extended Universe: Doug Liman will direct the Justice League Dark movie.  Marvel Cinematic Universe: Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria were shortlsted to direct Captain Marvel. Vin Diesel confirmed the Guardians of the Galaxy will be in Avengers: Infinity War. Mark Mothersbaugh is scoring Thor: Ragnarok. The Russo Brothers revealed Steve Rogers is no longer Captain America in the McU. Star WarsGareth Edwards revealed Rogue One's title has three meanings.  Disney: New photos and concept art from the live-action Beauty and the Beast surfaced online.  Sequels: Dwayne Johnson confirmed the new movie is a sequel, not a reboot. Laika promised they...

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Nine Deleted Subplots That Would Have Changed Entire Movies

13 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Movies never end up as they were originally envisioned. For various reasons, directors often decide not to film a section of the shooting-script. Also, throughout the production and post-production process of filmmaking, the cutting-room floor becomes cluttered with scenes, plots or characters that were chosen for deletion. Sometimes, these deleted scenes or subplots would have changed the entire film. Here are 9 movies with abandoned storylines would have altered the way we look at the overall movie.  


The Cloverfield Monster was a young child: We never find out very much about the rampaging monster that attacks New York in Cloverfield. Where did it come from and why did it attack the city?  Jj Abrams has said that, in the original conception of the story, the creature was a child belonging to an ancient Lovecraftian race that lies sleeping in the depth of the ocean. A young child from this race is awoken by a crashing satellite. »

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Today in Movie Culture: How to Make a Great Boxing Movie, A Burning 'Star Wars' Question Answered and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Video Essay of the Day:  With Hands of Stone in theaters today, Nelson Carvajal explores what makes a great boxing movie (via Fandor Keyframe):   Movie Science of the Day:  Pop scientist Kyle Hill explains why the lightsabers in the Star Wars movies don't burn their users' hands:    Mashup of the Day:  Watch a conversation between the A.I. characters Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Samantha from Her (via BossLogic):    Vintage Film of the Day:  In honor of National Dog Day, watch the first canine movie star, Blair, in his first film, 1905's Rescued By...

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- Christopher Campbell

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The 10 Best Dog Movies in Honor of National Dog Day

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Happy National Dog Day! Are you celebrating with your dog? In honor of National Dog Day -- and in honor of my own dog, Rey (pictured above -- and yes, as in Rey like in Star Wars),  I joined FandangoNOW in curating a list of the best dog movies for anyone who's lounging at home with their own best friend and wants to celebrate by watching some great canine-driven movies.   All of these films -- and the much larger definitive list -- are available to check out right now on FandangoNOW. In the meantime, here are the top ten below. 1.       Lady And The Tramp  2.       The Peanuts Movie 3.       Turner And Hooch       4.       The Secret Life Of Pets 5.   &nbsp...

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- Erik Davis

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Cool Videos: Jar Jar Binks makes a terrifying return in Rogue Binks trailer

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Oh Jar Jar Binks, for a character who was almost immediately vilified by fans following the release of The Phantom Menace, we sure do seem to go out of our way to keep him relevant. You may remember his appearance in the trailer for Star Wars: The Binks Awakens last year and now Murdock Motion has returned to give the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story the Binks treatment. If you think the image of Jar Jar... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Hasbro unveils Rogue One: A Star Wars Story action figures and vehicles

21 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Force Friday 2016 fast approaching (September 30th, if you want to mark your calendar), Hasbro has unveiled some of its new 3.75″ action figures and vehicles for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, including two-figure packs for Moroff / Stormtrooper Squad Leader and Rebel Commando Pao / Imperial Deathtrooper and the Tie Striker (with Tie Fighter Pilot) and Rebel U-Wing Fighter (with Captain Cassian Andor). And as an added bonus, there’s also a new two-figure pack featuring Poe Dameron and First Order Snowtrooper Officer; check them out here via Jedi Temple Archives…

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings »

- Gary Collinson

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Norwegian Fest Honors Pernilla August as Doc ‘Magnus’ Takes Top Prize

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The Norwegian Intl. Film Festival handed out its prizes Aug. 25, with Norwegian director Benjamin Ree’s documentary “Magnus” nabbing the Ray of Sunshine prize from the the Norwegian Exhibitors’ Assn. A hit at several international festivals, “Magnus” tells the story of 26-year-old Norwegian chess champion Magnus Carlsen’s rise to the top.

For the first time the International Film Critics Assn. presented its Fipresci prize at Haugesund, with Danish director Jesper W. Nielsen’s “The Day Will Come” taking the honors. The Norwegian Film Critics’ favorite was Maren Ade’s Cannes hit and German B.O. hit, “Toni Erdmann,” while “Perfect Strangers,” from Italy’s Paolo Genovese, took the Audience Award.

Swedish actress-writer-director Pernilla August was presented at the Norwegian Intl. Film Festival Aug. 24 with Ullmann Award, named after the legendary actress-director Liv Ullmann and presented to August by the trophy’s namesake, for “her significant contribution to film art, »

- Jorn Rossing Jensen

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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of Cable & Streaming TV Shows (S-z)

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Here's the status of TV shows like Saints & Sinners, Salem, Samurai Jack, Sanjay & Craig, Santa Clarita Diet, Satisfaction, Schitt's Creek, School of Rock, Scream, Scrotal Recall, Search Party, Sense8, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Shadowhunters, Shameless, The Shannara Chronicles, Sharp Objects, Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, Shimmer and Shine, Shooter, Shut Eye, Silicon Valley, Single Ladies, Sisters, Six, Six Days of the Condor, Slasher, Sneaker Pawn, Sneaky Pete, The Son, The Soul Man, South of Hell, South Park, Space Racers, The Spoils of Babylon, SpongeBob SquarePants, Spotless, Stan Against Evil, Star Vs. the Forces of Evil, Star Wars: Rebel, Step Up, Steven Universe, Still the King, The Stinky & Dirty Show, Stitchers, The Strain, Stranger Things, Strike Back, Stuck in the Middle, Suits, SuperMansion, Survivor's Remorse, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, Sweet/Vicious, Switched at Birth, Taboo, Tales from the Crypt, Talia in the Kitchen, Tarantula, Tatau, Teachers, Teen Titans »


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Donald Glover Weighs In On Star Wars Rumors, Expresses Undying Love For Series

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Spider-Man fans were left in a tizzy earlier this year when news broke that actor-turned-rapper Donald Glover had landed a role in Marvel’s 2017 reboot – is he playing Miles Morales? Or someone else entirely? – so imagine our excitement when we learned that the Homecoming star was also purportedly linked with Disney’s Star Wars Anthology series.

Rumors, of course, but those reports indicated that the House of Mouse was eyeing the Community actor for the role of a young Lando Calrissian opposite Alden Ehrenreich in the upcoming Han Solo spinoff, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s origin story poised to shine a light on the beloved smuggler.

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Without an official statement from Disney to report, speculation only continues to pervade the four corners of the Internet, leading to Donald Glover himself weighing in on the rumors while chatting with Time (via Polygon). Dancing around a straight answer, »

- Michael Briers

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Poe Dameron Gets a New Look, More Star Wars: Rogue One Figures Unveiled

23 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

September is almost here, which means the second annual Force Friday is looming near. This exciting day for retailers worldwide means a whole bunch of brand new Star Wars merchandise will be flooding stores. And most of it will be in support of this December's release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Today, we have a look at some of the exciting action figures that will be flying off store shelves. And one of the sets includes a very surprising inclusion.

While we do get a closer look at some of the new characters that will be storming the box office this holiday season, it's the return of Poe Dameron that is turning heads. He arrives in a two-pack action figure set from Hasbro that is titled 'Snowtrooper Officer Vs Poe Dameron'. And it gives Poe a new costume and blaster. He also has a new hair style. In The Force Awakens, »

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Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 Review – The Chamber (2016)

26 August 2016 10:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Chamber, 2016

Written and directed by Ben Parker

Starring Johannes Kuhnke, Charlotte Salt, Elliot Levey, Christian Hillborg


A claustrophobic survival thriller set beneath the Yellow Sea off the coast of North Korea where the pilot of a small submersible craft and a three man Special Ops team on a secret recovery mission become trapped underwater in a fight for survival.

Imagine being in a tin can the size of a sofa at the bottom of the Yellow Sea. Now imagine you don’t even know why you’re there. Got that? Well now imagine the hull has been breached and you’re taking in water at an alarming rate. Congrats, now you know how it feels to be like Mat in Ben Parker’s claustrophobic horror The Chamber.

As displayed in many other films before this, filming in one location – a very small location at that – can be very »

- Luke Owen

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The Evolution of Riz Ahmed, From ‘The Night Of’ to ‘Rogue One'(Photos)

26 August 2016 10:42 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

For the past several years, Riz Ahmed has made a name for himself as one of the most talented actors on the British indie movie scene. Now, in 2016, he has gained international acclaim for his work in HBO’s “The Night Of,” and will soon be seen worldwide in the upcoming “Star Wars” movie “Rogue One.” If you’re looking for more of Ahmed’s work, here’s what you should check out. Ahmed’s first big role came in 2006 in the film “The Road To Guantanamo,” in which he played one of three British-born Pakistanis who end up in Gitmo after taking. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Star Wars Episode VIII: Daisy Ridley On When We Can Expect A Title Announced

26 August 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

I can't tell you how sick I am of writing Star Wars Episode VIII in the articles for Lrm. There's something about it that feels so incomplete. Sure, the title for these films have never been amazing (I'm looking at you, Attack of the Clones), but there's something nice about having a tangible title to work with.

Unfortunately, it sounds like I'm going to have to get over my damn self on that front, because if actress Daisy Ridley is right, we'll likely not get a title for the flick for a good while. 

Speaking with the podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno, Ridley said the following regarding a title for the film:

"I heard a title, but I don’t know if it’s going to be that. I really don’t know much about anything. I heard the title a long time ago before we started filming, and »

- Joseph Medina

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Star Wars Giveaway: Win this Kylo Ren photo signed by Adam Driver

26 August 2016 9:36 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fans have to wait until 2017 to see what becomes of Adam Driver’s character of Kylo Ren in Star Wars: Episode VIII but you can bring home a piece of him right now. HitFix is giving away an autographed Kylo Ren photo signed by Driver and it’s super easy to enter. While selfies might be de rigeur for celebrity mementos these days, an autograph never goes out of style. Courtesy of Celebrity Authentics, this 16x20 Kylo Ren ‘Jedi Killer’ photo (retail value $100) can be yours simply by using social media. Each entrant has up to four chances to win! • Follow and retweet HitFix on Twitter with your favorite Star Wars character. Giveaway! Rt & Follow for a chance to win this #KyloRen photo signed by #StarWars actor Adam Driver: See Photo Here — HitFix (@HitFix) August 26, 2016 • Follow and retweet HitFix Harpy on Twitter with your favorite Star Wars character. »

- Donna Dickens

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Disney offering Stormtrooper-themed 3D glasses for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

26 August 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Much like it did for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney is set to release some limited 3D glasses for December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and this time they’re Imperial-themed and based around the design of the Stormtrooper and Deathtrooper masks. Both glasses have a suggested retail price of between $9 and $12, and are Real D certified, meaning you’ll be able to use them in Real D cinemas, as well as passive 3D TVs, monitors and laptops. Check them out here courtesy of Screen Rant…

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together »

- Gary Collinson

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Donald Glover Talks Briefly On His Spider-man: Homecoming Role And Those Star Wars Rumors

26 August 2016 9:32 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Things certainly seem to be on the rise for Donald Glover, an actor and writer who had his start in online sketch comedy before hopping into features with the Derrick Comedy features Mystery Team. Around the same time, Glover began to establish himself in the TV world as a writer/actor on 30 Rock before moving into the show that brought him his greatest mainstream recognition: Community

Interestingly enough, Donald Glover is also notable to Spider-Man fans, as he was one of the inspirations for Miles Morales, the half black, half hispanic Marvel character who takes on the mantle of Spider-Man after the death of Peter Parker. Donald Glover even got to voice the character in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man for a bit, and from there, a grassroots campaign to get Glover cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming in some form or another paid off when it was announced he would be »

- Joseph Medina

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