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Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson battle zombie schoolkids in Cooties trailer

22 May 2015 8:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for Cooties, an upcoming horror comedy which sees a group of school teachers fighting for their lives against a horde of fourth grade zombies; check it out below after the official synopsis…

From the minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”), Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into little killer savages, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (ManiacThe Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), and Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives.

Cooties is set for release in the States on September 18th.

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- Gary Collinson

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Great Scott! Christopher Lloyd returns as Doc Brown in Lego Dimensions trailer

20 May 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Tt Games and The Lego Group have released a brand new trailer for the upcoming franchise mash-up video game Lego Dimensions, which sees Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as Doc Emmett Brown from the Back to the Future trilogy; check it out here…

See Also: Lego Dimensions adds Portal 2, The Simpsons, and Doctor Who level packs

For the first time in any Lego videogame, characters from iconic entertainment franchises join forces and battle in worlds outside of their own. In addition to the game, the Lego Dimensions Starter Pack will include the Lego Toy Pad, which allows players to transport special Lego minifigures and other Lego objects into the game, bricks to build the Lego Gateway, three Lego Minifigures, including Lego Batman from DC Comics, Lego Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings and Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie, plus the Lego Batmobile.

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- Gary Collinson

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Doc Brown Introduces New Playable Characters For Lego Dimensions

20 May 2015 7:37 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Great Scott! It’s only Christopher Lloyd himself reprising his role as bonkers scientist Doc Brown to introduce a slew of new characters that will be available in Lego Dimensions when the anticipated crossover title debuts in September.

Acting as a Warner Bros. greatest hits album in many ways, the fresh faces include Doc Brown himself – who Lloyd stumbles upon in the above video – Batman, The Lord of the Rings and characters from last year’s rather excellent The Lego Movie. As the clip demonstrates, Dimensions will follow in the footsteps of Skylanders and Disney Infinity by selling starter packs and a Toy Pad, enabling players to bring their bite-sized heroes to life seamlessly in the game.

In tandem with today’s new trailer, the publisher detailed some of the features fans can expect in a few months’ time, including the amount of characters that can be brought to life at any given time. »

- Michael Briers

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Impressions: Clive Barker’s The Scarlet Gospels

18 May 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Throughout Clive Barker's career, he's taken us to places fantastic and frightening, with characters that are unforgettable, horrifying, and awe-inspiring. Nearly twenty years in the making, Barker pits two of his most popular characters, Harry D'Amour and "Pinhead," against each other in an epic conflict that plays out like a horror version of The Lord of the Rings.

With The Scarlet Gospels, Clive Barker reclaims his Cenobite creation in grand fashion, telling a horror / fantasy epic in a way that only he could.

The story opens at the tail end of an alarming extermination of magicians around the world. Not simply illusionists you'd see on TV, these magicians possess artifacts, powers, and knowledge that would ordinarily keep them safe. Who or what is killing off these magicians and to what end is key to the plot that unfolds.

In New York, we meet up with a much older Harry D'Amour, »

- Jonathan James

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Joins the $1 Billion Club

17 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

It took a bit longer than initially expected, but sometime on Friday Avengers: Age of Ultron became the 21st film to ever gross more than $1 billion worldwide. A decade ago we only had 2 movies past $1 billion, Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Now there are 21 and […]

Read Avengers: Age of Ultron Joins the $1 Billion Club on Filmonic.

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- Alex

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Cannes: Cargo Pacts with Radiant to Drive Growth in Production, Finance, Sales

14 May 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cargo Entertainment and Radiant Films Intl. have entered into a strategic partnership to expand their combined production, finance and sales operations.

Cargo has made an investment in Radiant, with Radiant’s president and CEO, Mimi Steinbauer, assuming the additional role of Cargo’s president of distribution. Steinbauer and the sales team, which includes newly appointed Radiant senior VP John Short, will handle foreign sales for all Cargo titles under the newly formed partnership.

With a focus on combining their respective areas of expertise to build a slate of high-quality commercial films, Cargo and Radiant are looking to jointly finance, produce and launch four to six films a year.

The companies will work side by side on joint initiatives, but continue to operate as two separate entities. Radiant Films Intl.’s slate of titles being sold at Cannes include the newly announced romantic comedy “Carrie Pilby,” starring Hailee Steinfeld and Tom Wilkinson. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Cannes: Matteo Garrone's 'Tale of Tales' Review and Roundup (Trailer)

13 May 2015 3:34 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In the photo above, John C. Reilly and Salam Hayek play the king and queen of a small kingdom in a fairy tale land far far away. There are rock canyons a lot like the world of Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings," and mossy deep forests for the likes of hunter kings (Vincent Cassel is one here) and crazy oversized beasts (of the deep, of the canyons, of the forest, and another king's pet flea). How many kings rule one kingdom? This question is never answered. This fantasy fable is a terrible misfire for Italian director Matteo Garrone, who is heading more in the direction of his last film "Reality" than his more naturalistic Cannes hit "Gomorrah." The accents, predictably, are all over the place.  And so are the incredulities. How does a tightrope walker cross a gorge? How does a man in a deep-sea diving suit breathe underwater? »

- Anne Thompson

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Howling II Blu-ray Release Details and Cover Art

13 May 2015 12:16 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory's bringing full moon frights to their Summer of Fear Part 2 with the Blu-ray release of Howling II, starring Christopher Lee and Sybil Danning. Howling II hits Blu-ray on July 14th and we have release details on the werewolf sequel:

Press Release -- "After countless millennia of watching, waiting and stalking, the unholy creatures known as werewolves are poised to inherit the earth. Legendary horror icon Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings, Count Dracula) faces off against sexy cult favorite Sybil Danning (Battle Beyond the Stars, Chained Heat, Grindhouse) in this terrifying descent into a world of nightmares that turns out to be all too real! Fans of the popular Howlings movies rejoice as the long-awaited Blu-ray edition of Howling II hits home entertainment shelves everywhere on July 14, 2015 from Scream Factory™. This high-anticipated release contains extensive bonus content, including all-new interviews with actor Reb Brown, actress Sybil Danning, »

- Derek Anderson

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The Lord of the Rings cast had a mini hobbit (and elf) reunion

13 May 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Three hobbits and an elf walk into a bar… The Lord of the Rings cast have had a mini reunion.

Dominic Monaghan, who played Merry in Peter Jackson's film series, posted a picture of himself with Billy Boyd (Pippin), Elijah Wood (Frodo) and Orlando Bloom (Legolas) to Twitter earlier today (May 13).

3 hobbits and an elf spent a few hours laughing. Precious moments. My precious moments. #Lotr #becurious pic.twitter.com/waCipbmAlX

Dominic Monaghan (@DomsWildThings) May 13, 2015

He added the caption: "3 hobbits and an elf spent a few hours laughing. Precious moments. My precious moments. ‪#Lotr"

Since Lord of the Rings, Monaghan has starred in the likes of Lost and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Bloom recently revisited his role as Legolas for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Lord of the Rings cinematographer Andrew Lesnie tragically passed away at the age of 59 recently. »

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Lego Dimensions adds Portal 2, The Simpsons, and Doctor Who level packs

11 May 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As if the very concept of Lego Dimensions – a game that will merge and explore several geeky universes like DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz, and Back to the Future – wasn’t exciting enough, several new “Level Packs” for the game have been announced, including Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Scooby-Doo and Portal 2.

That’s right, soon you’ll be able to not only make your own miniature Lego Companion Cube and Tardis, but you’ll be able to bring those things into Lego Dimensions and add them to an already geek-tastic gaming experience.

Each Level Pack comes with a minifigure and two small Lego builds; Portal 2 (71203) will come with a Chell minifig, Companion Cube and sentry turret, Doctor Who (71204) with a Peter Capaldi minifig, Tardis and K-9, while The Simpsons (71202) comes with Homer, a television (playing The Itchy & Scratchy Show) and a miniature version of »

- James Garcia

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New promo for The Last Witch Hunter starring Vin Diesel

9 May 2015 9:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A little over a week ago we got our first look at The Last Witch Hunter with the release of the first trailer [watch it here], and now Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 7) has shared a new promo for the supernatural action film, which sees him starring alongside Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Michael Caine (Interstellar) and Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings). Check it out below…

New York City hides many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us. Condemned to a life of immortality, the last witch hunter, Kaulder (Vin Diesel), is all that stands between humanity and a new reign by the most horrifying and powerful witches in history, including the Queen Witch who will stop at nothing to reclaim her throne.

The Last Witch Hunter is set for release on October 23rd in the States and November 6th in the UK. »

- Gary Collinson

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Mr. Holmes Trailer Sees Ian McKellen’s Sleuth Still Investigating Into His Twilight Years

5 May 2015 11:05 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Throughout the course of his long and illustrious career, Ian McKellen has played a great many iconic characters across film and theater, most notable of which are Magneto in the X-Men series and Gandalf for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit franchise. Now, thanks to Bill Condon’s atypical take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s super sleuth, the English actor is primed to play Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming Mr. Holmes.

The film centres around the ageing detective who, at the ripe old age of 93, struggles to enjoy the remainder of his retirement. Without his former partner-in-crime John Watson by his side, McKellen’s protagonist will have to call upon his world-famous wit and will to crack an unsolved case. Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Hattie Morahan round out the cast, and it’s understood that Condon’s feature will lift inspiration from Mitch Cullins’ 2005 novel, »

- Michael Briers

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Contest: Win a From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Prize Pack, Including the Season 1 Soundtrack, Poster & Signed DVD

5 May 2015 10:13 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Cinco de Mayo has arrived and El Rey Network is celebrating the holiday in grand, fitting fashion with their From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 1 marathon that starts at dusk tonight and runs till dawn tomorrow, ramping up anticipation for the season two world premiere at the Atx Television Festival this June. The folks at El Rey Network are also adding even more festive culebra frights to the occasion, as they've provided us with five From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 1 prize packs to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

Prize Details: (5) Winners will receive (1) From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series prize pack, including the following:

(1) Season 1 Soundtrack (1) Season 1 Poster (1) Signed Season 1 DVD

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Contest.” Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The »

- Derek Anderson

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First poster and trailer for The Last Witch Hunter starring Vin Diesel and Rose Leslie

29 April 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release in October, a first poster and teaser trailer has arrived online for The Last Witch Hunter, the upcoming supernatural actioner starring Vin Diesel alongside Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Michael Caine (Interstellar), Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) and Olafur Darri Olafsson (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty). Take a look…

New York City hides many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us. Condemned to a life of immortality, the last witch hunter, Kaulder (Vin Diesel), is all that stands between humanity and a new reign by the most horrifying and powerful witches in history, including the Queen Witch who will stop at nothing to reclaim her throne.

The Last Witch Hunter is set for release on October 23rd in the States and November 6th in the UK.

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- Gary Collinson

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Remember 'Lord of the Rings' Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie With Five of His Best Shots

29 April 2015 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

When Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy concluded last year, one thing above all that could be said for the three movies is they're absolutely gorgeous. That was a consistent exemption applied to Jackson's work over the past decade, actually. Whatever you think overall of King KongThe Lovely Bones or that second Tolkien set, you have to admit they all feature extraordinary visuals. We have Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie to thank for those prevailing images, the specific likes of which we will sadly never see again. Yesterday, Lesnie died suddenly of a heart attack. While best known for his collaborations with Jackson, particularly his Oscar-winning work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the...

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Watch: 'Far From Men' Director David Oelhoffen Explains the Importance of Brotherhood

28 April 2015 12:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Viggo Mortensen Fights to Survive in Exclusive 'Far From Men' Trailer and Clip David Oelhoffen, the director of "Far From Men," got candid about the themes of his film during Indiewire's Tribeca Apple Talks at the Apple Store in SoHo, Manhattan. At the forefront of his mind was the brothers-in-arms-type union between the two main characters in the film. "It's not a 'Walt Disney' brotherhood," explained Oelhoffen to Indiewire's Casey Cipriani. "For me, brotherhood is not a magic word." "Far From Men" stars Viggo Mortensen ("A History of Violence," "The Lord of the Rings") as an ex-soldier who is forced out of his reclusive lifestyle during the Algerian War in order to bring a man accused of murder to prison. The two men attempt to find common ground as they make their way across the war-torn countryside.  The film will open for a limited release in theaters »

- Becca Nadler

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Why Blockbuster Movies Deserve Way More Credit Than They Get

28 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I don't just watch TV and movies. I get invested in shows and films, falling in love with the characters and staying up late to think about conspiracy theories. I have bored my friends with more than one rant about the importance of the development of a certain character, or the political underpinnings of any given sci-fi show. I have very strong opinions about the media that I consume, perhaps especially with films. And one of the biggest problems I have with movies is the severe lack of critical appreciation for blockbuster movies.

Within every field of art, there are forms which are considered acceptable and forms which are considered plebeian. It's Mozart versus Ariana Grande, "Downton Abbey" versus the "Real Housewives" series. Within film, it's movies like "Birdman" versus "Avengers: Age of Ultron." It's a clear dichotomy between films that win »

- Grace Segers

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Why Blockbuster Movies Deserve Way More Credit Than They Get

28 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I don't just watch TV and movies. I get invested in shows and films, falling in love with the characters and staying up late to think about conspiracy theories. I have bored my friends with more than one rant about the importance of the development of a certain character, or the political underpinnings of any given sci-fi show. I have very strong opinions about the media that I consume, perhaps especially with films. And one of the biggest problems I have with movies is the severe lack of critical appreciation for blockbuster movies.

Within every field of art, there are forms which are considered acceptable and forms which are considered plebeian. It's Mozart versus Ariana Grande, "Downton Abbey" versus the "Real Housewives" series. Within film, it's movies like "Birdman" versus "Avengers: Age of Ultron." It's a clear dichotomy between films that win »

- Grace Segers

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Oscar-Winning 'Lord of the Rings' Cinematographer, Andrew Lesnie, Dies at 59

28 April 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

If the name Andrew Lesnie doesn't ring a bell, his work will. He's the Academy Award-winning cinematographer behind all six Lord of the Rings films, as well as Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones and King Kong remake. He also served as the D.P. on I Am Legend and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and unfortunately he passed away Monday following a serious heart attack. He was 59. As announced by Australian Cinematographers Society, Lesnie's death comes after the cinematographer suffered from a heart condition for over the last six months. In addition to their announced plans to celebrate Lesnie's work during their 2015 Acs National Awards for Cinematography in Hobart this weekend, they had the following to say: Words cannot express the absolute feeling of loss, particularly for his immediate family. Andrew gave us many personal cinema moments, moments that will live with us forever, and yet he »

- Will Ashton

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Oscar-Winning ‘Lord of the Rings’ Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Dies at 59

28 April 2015 12:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, whose career spanned nearly 40 years and included all of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” films, died of a heart attack on Monday. He was 59.

In addition to working with director Peter Jackson on J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy series, Lesnie was responsible for several blockbusters such as “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and Will Smith’s “I Am Legend.”

In 2002, he won his first and only Oscar for lensing the original “Lord of the Rings” pic, “The Fellowship of the Ring.”

“I wouldn’t recommend that anyone do a trilogy,” he joked at the time.

After the “Lord of the Ring” franchise, Lesnie continued to work behind the camera for Jackson on “King Kong,” 2009’s “The Lovely Bones” and most recently, “The Hobbit” trilogy.

Jackson has yet to release an official statement on Lesnie’s passing, but the staff at his production house in New Zealand, »

- Variety Staff

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