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Drive-In Dust Offs: Deadly Eyes (1982)

Until you start watching killer rat movies, you don’t realize how few killer rat movies there are. It’s not a sub-genre that sparked off franchises (does Willard and its sequel Ben count? Let me know) or inspired Funko toys, but rather has films strewn here and there throughout horror history. Today we’re scurrying back to my particular turf for Deadly Eyes (1982), Golden Harvest’s Canadian-lensed attempt to move over from Kung Fu to Rodent Fu. (Sorry Joe Bob Briggs, I couldn’t resist.)

Released in October by Golden Harvest (the Honk Kong based studio with nearly 300 production credits) in Canada and stateside by Warner Brothers the following April, Deadly Eyes (aka Night Eyes) laid droppings all over the place according to critics and audiences alike, and was quickly relegated to clamshell heaven. Was it a film ahead of its time? God no. But Deadly Eyes is way more fun than I remembered,
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The Flight of the Phoenix (Region B)

Forgotten amid Robert Aldrich’s more critic-friendly movies is this superb suspense picture, an against-all-odds thriller that pits an old-school pilot against a push-button young engineer with his own kind of male arrogance. Can a dozen oil workers and random passengers ‘invent’ their way out of an almost certain death trap? It’s a late-career triumph for James Stewart, at the head of a sterling ensemble cast. I review a UK disc in the hope of encouraging a new restoration.

The Flight of the Phoenix

Region B Blu-ray

(will not play in domestic U.S. players)

Masters of Cinema / Eureka Entertainment

1965 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 142 min. / Street Date September 12, 2016 / £12.95

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger, Ernest Borgnine, Ian Bannen, Ronald Fraser, Christian Marquand, Dan Duryea, George Kennedy, Gabriele Tinti, Alex Montoya, Peter Bravos, William Aldrich, Barrie Chase.

Cinematography: Joseph Biroc

Stunt Pilot: Paul Mantz

Art Direction: William Glasgow
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Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Edward James Olmos cast in mysterious role

Blade Runner and BSG alumnus Edward James Olmos will play Robert Gonzales in S.H.I.E.L.D., a character with 'massive repercussions'...

With the revelations that occured in Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s recent midseason finale (which we went into in detail about here), it's fair to assume that there will be new challenges, enemies and allies for Coulson and co. after the excellent Agent Carter rounds-off its run.

As such, it's a nice surprise to see a highly ambigous casting announcement. Indeed, it seems Marvel is playing some cards close to its chest on this one.

They've told us that Edward James Olmos will play 'Robert Gonzales', though, of course that could be a decoy from a more recognisable Marvel moniker. If there's a clue there, we can't decipher it.

The only Marvel Gonzaleses in the internet's hive memory were police officer Vincent, and his sister Michele.
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Film4 FrightFest's Amazing 2014 Line-up Announced! New Images Revealed!

The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.

Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!

This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.

All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.

Here's the full list of goodies:

Main Screens (5, 6, 7)

Thursday Aug 21

Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)

Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser. USA 2014. 99 mins.
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Frightfest 2014 – Full Line-up Announced

Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.

Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show
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The Forgotten: Both of Me

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Scottish author James Hogg's 1824 novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, a kind of religious satire/polemic crossed with a doppelganger tale and a forerunner of the plot twists of both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Fight Club, ends with a curse against anyone tampering with its text.

In 1988, celebrated Scots filmmaker Bill Douglas prepared a screenplay adaptation, but died before he could get it made. I was present when the producer suggested it as a suitable project for Lindsay Anderson to take over, but Anderson himself died not long afterwards. A fresh script has recently been created by crime writer Ian Rankin and James Mavor, but has yet to go before the cameras. Those involved are advised to beware falling objects, shadowy assassins, sudden illnesses.

But in 1985, Polish director Wojciech Has created his own version, Osobisty pamietnik grzesznika przez niego samego spisany, known more
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Dragon*Con - Day Four

Pros at the con, clockwise from top left: Tony with John Levene, Garrett Wang, 'Scotty', 'Spock', Halo Kitty. Inset left, David Warner. All more fun than a convention full of monkeys... Photo: Tony Sullivan Fin. The End. The Dragon Con was decidedly emptier despite the holiday, queuing etiquette thrown out in some cases, meaning that I caught tail end of a Smallville panel and remained for Battlestar Galactica panel with Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek), Kandyse McClure (Anastasia Dualla), Tahmoh Penikett (Karl 'Helo' Agathon) and Edward James Olmos (William Adama).

BSG is a show that the actors are as passionate about as the fans. Penikett explained that his character was only meant to be in a couple of episodes, but the part was expanded by the writers for him. Olmos suggested that the audience should watch BSG from start to finish and following on from the final scene should watch the film Blade Runner,
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Comic Book Release List – Week of January 9, 2013

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Aam Markosia

Cancertown Blasphemous Tumours Tp, $19.99

AC Comics

Men Of Mystery #88, $29.95

Ace Books

Doctor Who The Wheel Of Ice Hc, $26.95

Action Lab Entertainment

Order Of Dagonet #2, $3.99

Amryl Entertainment

Cavewoman 2008 HeroesCon Signed Regular Sketchbook, Ar

Cavewoman Gangster #3 (Of 3), $3.75

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger Holidays Special #2, $3.50

How To Draw And Design Steampunk Pocket Manga Tp, $14.95

Zombie Kid Diaries Volume 3 Walking Dad Gn, $10.99

Ape Entertainment

Strawberry Shortcake Digest Volume 3 Field Day And Other Stories Gn, $6.99

Strawberry Shortcake Volume 2 #2, $3.99

Arcana Studio

Arcana The Book Gn, $14.95

Intrinsic Gn, $14.95

Archaia Entertainment

God Machine Hc (Leather Bound Edition), $49.95

Archie Comics

Archie #640, $2.99

Archie And Friends Double Digest #23, $3.99

Betty And Veronica Prom Princesses Tp, $9.99

Jugheads Double Digest #188, $3.99

Mega Man #21 (Alice Meichi Li Variant Cover), $2.99

Mega Man #21 (Chad Thomas
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Comic Book Release List – Week of December 12, 2012

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Aam Markosia

All Star U Sc (not verified by Diamond), $18.99

Cancertown Blasphemous Tumours Tp (not verified by Diamond), $19.99

Anomaly Productions

Anomaly Hc, $75.00

Anomaly Hc (Special Limited Signed Edition), $150.00

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger Christmas Special #6, $3.50

Very Zombie Christmas #4, $3.50

Victorian Secret Girls Of Steampunk Masquerade #1, $3.99

Victorian Secret Holiday Fun Special, $3.99

Arcana Studio

Becoming Gn, $14.95

Creepsville Gn (resolicited), $14.95

Deadly Harvest Gn, $14.95

Evil Tree Gn (not verified by Diamond), $14.95

John Henry The Steam Age Gn, $14.95

Archaia Entertainment

Old City Blues Hc (Leather-Bound Edition), $29.95

Rust Volume 2 Secrets Of The Cell Hc, $24.95

Space 1999 Aftershock And Awe Hc, $24.95

Archie Comics

Betty And Veronica Friends Double Digest #230, $3.99

Life With Archie #25 (Norm Breyfogle Regular Cover), $3.99

Life With Archie #25 (Fernando Ruiz Wraparound Variant Cover), $3.99

Mega Man #20 (Ryan Jampole
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'House,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Parenthood,' Justin Bieber on 'CSI': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

'House,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Parenthood,' Justin Bieber on 'CSI': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
I’m not one to exaggerate, so you can believe me when I say I have some killer scoop that’s deathly good this week.

Not only did I speak with executive producer Greg Yaitanes about one of the biggest episodes of House you’ve ever seen, Shay Mitchell about Pretty Little Liars, and Craig Thomas about the next few (happy!) episodes of How I Met Your Mother, but I also have a Huge Justin Bieber-related CSI spoiler. Plus there’s Cougar Town casting scoop, Michael and Nikita spoilers, dish from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena ‘s Aussie star Dustin Clare,
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DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series, Dramatic Series, Comedy Series, Musical Variety, Reality Programs, Daytime Serials, Children’s Programs and Commercials for 2010 Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2010.

‘Whether it’s a 30-second commercial or a multi-part miniseries, television directors are crucial to the success of any television project.’ said Hackford. ‘As the DGA celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, we salute the critical role of the director in TV and are proud to honor the tremendous range of excellence found in the projects nominated today. Congratulations to all of the nominees.’

The winners will be announced at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.


Movies For Television And Mini-series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series for 2010 are (in alphabetical order):

Mick Jackson

Temple Grandin

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The James Clayton Column: Calm down, dear! It's only a cameo!

Madonna in Die Another Day? Keith Richards in Pirates Of The Caribbean? James ponders the importance of celebrity cameos in the movies…

This article contains spoilers for Burke And Hare and other cameos, if you've not yet seen the films.

Wow! This article begins with an appearance from Bill Murray! Oh, he's missed the train and is now left behind on the platform and we're already heading down the line of no return. I guess the narrative isn't following him. Never mind. On with the journey...

(If this means nothing to you, you clearly haven't seen The Darjeeling Limited and I recommend you watch it. For a start, you get to see Bill Murray missing a train.)

Back on track and I'd like to talk about cameos. This concept is a curious phenomenon unique to the motion picture and television realms.They didn't have cameo appearances before the invention of cinema.
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Review of Soderbergh's Contagion script

The exciting news that Soderbergh will be tackling our favorite genre has been around for a few months, but now the folks over at scriptshadow have gotten their hands on a copy of the script and put out a review, and according to them he'll be going for a "cinema verite, documentary approach" which I dig.

Here's how it starts off (or at least that's what they make it sound like:

It’s Thanksgiving week. Beth Emhoff is coming back from work in Hong Kong. At O’Hare airport, she begins to feel sick.

Li Fai, a worker at a casino, is heading to Hong Kong on a ferry. He, also, is feeling weary.

Irina, a Ukrainian model, doing her best to push through a photo shoot, feels like she’s going to pass out.

I know, it sounds like the beginning of so many other films, and from what
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Countdown to 'Lost': Jack and Rose and Sawyer and Locke explain it all!

Countdown to 'Lost': Jack and Rose and Sawyer and Locke explain it all!
Last week on Lost, the late Dogen gave us a myth of scales. “For every man, there is a scale,” the Temple Master explained. “On one side of the scale there is good, on the other side… evil.” It was unclear if Dogen was saying that it would be best if the scale always tipped toward good, or if the scale is best when perfectly balanced—that reality requires a “unity of opposites,” to borrow a philosophical phrase. (I also like the philosophical phrases “lunch” and “Coincidentia Oppositorium,” which totally needs to be a Harry Potter spell.) Time will tell
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The William Castle Film Collection—The DVD Review, Part II

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The William Castle Film Collection (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, $80.95) includes eight pictures produced and directed by master showman Castle. In Part One of this lengthy DVD review, I dissected four of them—13 Ghosts, Homicidal and the two best, The Tingler and Mr. Sardonicus. Believe you me, it was a ghastly business! As Sardonicus would say, “I have known a ghoul—a disgusting creature that opens graves and feeds on corpses.” Like a DVD reviewer. See here.

In this epic conclusion, I am fitted out with a Strait-jacket (about time!) and also chronicle Zotz!, 13 Frightened Girls and The Old Dark House, the three Castle entries new to DVD (which lack the short, individual “making of” documentaries accompanying the other five). Only two of these eight flicks were shot in color (Girls, House); theatrical trailers are included with all of the movies. And that’s all you need to know as we continue—in amazing Screamarama,
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