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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween doesn’t even deserve its own exclamation point

The grim reaper needs to fire his agent. Though the humanoid manifestation of death has drawn acclaim for minor yet memorable roles in such fine films as The Seventh Seal and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, he’s now been reduced to slumming it with a cameo in Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, a sequel so wholly anodyne that it…

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Graphic Nature: Artist Wes Benscoter on Creating the Absurd Vinyl Score Artwork for Death Waltz & PentaMusic

One of 39 titles to be successfully prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Acts in 1984, Joe D’Amato’s Absurd (aka Horrible aka Rosso Sangue) massaged the erogenous zones of gore hounds across the globe upon release. Centered around a tense, unforgettable melody, Carlo Maria Cordio’s score is a compelling mix of high-strung grindhouse funk and synthesized splinters of Italian flair. As part of Death Waltz’s video nasty series, the label commissioned the canvas work of Wes Benscoter, whose grizzly graphical style violently epitomized the film's dark, bloodthirsty aesthetic.

Creating cadaverous cover arts for many of heavy metal's legendary acts (his portfolio includes Slayer’s Divine Intervention and Black Sabbath’s The Dio Years), it was only a matter of time before Death Waltz became a regular client of Benscoter. “After [the cover art for] New Barbarians was finished, I mentioned to Spencer [Hickman, head of Death Waltz] that if they ever do Antropophagus that I’d love to do the cover art,
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Alec Baldwin's Trump Gives Bannon a Proper Goodbye on Weekend Update

Alec Baldwin made a surprise appearance as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live's special episode of Weekend Update to mock the president's recent rally in Phoenix and say farewell to his good friend,

The Grim Reaper Steve Bannon.

Strolling to the podium wearing dark sunglasses, Baldwin-as-Trump began

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‘SNL’: Alec Baldwin Returns For Summer’s Final ‘Update’, Sending Off Grim Reaper

Spoiler Alert! This story contains details – and punchlines – from tonight’s season finale of Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update Summer Edition. Update with Video Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump and (maybe) Mikey Day as Steve “The Grim Reaper” Bannon saw off the warm-weather run of Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update Summer Edition, with the sunglasses-wearing president – an eclipse victim, it seems – paying tribute to the true victim of Charlottesville. “Me,” said Baldwin…
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‘Death Wish’ Trailer

(Aton) The trailer for the ‘Death Wish‘ remake has finally landed. The Eli Roth-directed vehicle stars Bruce Willis as Dr. Paul Kersey, a Chicago surgeon who goes out for revenge when his wife, (Elizabeth Shue) and daughter (Camila Morrone) are attacked in a vicious home invasion.

The original ‘Death Wish‘, which stared Charles Bronson and spawned four sequels, is considered to be a classic among revenge flicks, if not cult status at the least. The remake was written by Joe Carnahan, and will mark Roth’s first venture into the action/revenge genre. Carnahan was originally set to direct, but after creative differences Roth stepped in to helm the picture.

The film also stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Jack Kesy, Dean Norris, and Mike Epps. Here’s the first full trailer.

Here’s the official synopsis for the remake:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish.
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Blu-ray Review: Beyond The Darkness (1979)

Joe D’Amato was a filmmaker that I only knew (other than his reputation for skin flicks and sleaze) from the one movie of his I had seen, Anthropophagous (1980), aka The Grim Reaper, aka "The One Where The Guy Eats The Baby Fetus." And going by that, I had a lot of trepidation upon opening Severin Films’ brand new Blu of Beyond the Darkness (1979), D’Amato’s exploration of necrophilia, icky maternal obsession, and stuffing the ones we love. I needn’t have worried. Beyond the Darkness, aka Buried Alive, aka Buio Omega, is not only vastly superior to Anthropophagous, it gives me hope that the D’Amato catalogue is filled with further gems to uncover. I mean, they’re not All porn, right? Right?

Take pity on poor Frank (Kieran Canter – The Devil in Mr. Holmes). The wealthy, single, orphaned taxidermist’s fiancé Anna (Cinzia Monreale – The Beyond) lies dying in the hospital,
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Bruce Willis Brings Violent Vengeance in Official Trailer for Eli Roth’s Death Wish Reimagining

For many film fans, the name Paul Kersey is synonymous with Charles Bronson, but Bruce Willis is breathing new life into the role in Eli Roth's reimagining of Death Wish, which is teased in a new trailer packed with bullet-riddled vengeance and plenty of AC/DC.

MGM will release the new Death Wish film in theaters on November 22nd. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details and check out the official trailer and poster below. Are you looking forward to a new take on Death Wish?

"Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth's reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER - until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes,
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Bruce Willis Stars In MGM’s First Trailer For Eli Roth’s Death Wish

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures have released the first trailer for director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish.

The original film starred Charles Bronson and it became his most famous role when he was age 52. He played Paul Kersey, a successful New York architect who turns into a crime-fighting vigilante after his wife is murdered and his daughter sexually assaulted. This successful movie spawned various sequels over the next two decades, all starring Bronson. (Trailer)

Updated from the original novel by Brian Garfield, director Eli Roth and screenwriter Joe Carnahan’s (The Grey, Narc) bring the latest version:

Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge,
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Bruce Willis Has a ‘Death Wish’ in First Trailer for Eli Roth’s Remake

After reveling in the horror genre for virtually all of his directorial career, Eli Roth is switching gears slightly with his next project as he heads into action-thriller territory with a remake of 1974’s Death Wish. Scripted by Joe Carnahan and starring Bruce Willis, the first trailer has now arrived ahead of a November release.

“We wanted to bring back that great, classic Bruce Willis we all know and love and just do a fun, badass update of a revered classic,” Roth told Yahoo! Movies. “I wanted to bring Bruce back to that Fifth Element, Unbreakable, Die Hard glory and have him craft another iconic performance, and I really think he did it. I mean I really think this can be his Taken. The fun is watching him go crazy and watching someone slowly move the moral goal post.”

Also starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone, Dean Norris,
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“The Prison: When Han Suk Kyu Meets Kim Rae Won”

Veteran actor Han Suk Kyu teamed up with charming TV actor Kim Rae Won for the first time as unlikely allies in the action thriller movie, “The Prison”. Directed by experienced screenwriter Na Hyun (“Spin Kick”, “Heartbreak Library”), the movie depicts Han as a merciless prison gang boss while Kim plays a troublemaker, quick-tempered ex-cop. The two characters meet in prison and start working together as Han took Kim under his wing.

There’s a first time for everything.

While Han Suk Kyu is no stranger when it comes to playing villains in the past, he is well-known for his mild image and deep, soothing voice. Same goes for Kim Rae Won whose claim to fame was rom-com television dramas such as “Attic Cat” and “Doctors”. The two actors both raised the acting bar by taking on evil, vicious, and ruthless characters this time. Of course, it was a piece
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Fear Twd Recap: Haven and Hell

Fear Twd Recap: Haven and Hell
After the Season 3 premiere of Fear the Walking Dead, you might have thought that there was no place a character could possibly feel more insecure than the Ottos’ compound (at least short of, say, Negan’s Sanctuary on The Walking Dead). But in Sunday’s episode, Strand proved us all wrong by being made a “guest” at an even less safe haven — and reuniting with a foe whose comeback showrunner Dave Erickson foretold more than a year ago. How dire was the predicament in which the sly devil found himself? Let’s put it this way: If at the Otto
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May Sweeps In Memoriam: 40+ Deaths From Supernatural, Scandal, Arrow and More — Which Loss Hit You Hardest?

May Sweeps In Memoriam: 40+ Deaths From Supernatural, Scandal, Arrow and More — Which Loss Hit You Hardest?
The Grim Reaper certainly made his presence known during May Sweeps 2017, as roughly four dozen characters across the five major broadcast networks met an untimely, often grisly end during the deadly four-week period (which concluded on Wednesday).

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2017: Deaths, Breakups, Weddings, Firings, Sex, Resurrections, Time Jumps and More!

Supernatural kicked off the bloodbath on the first night of sweeps, April 27, with two losses. The CW series continued to take lives, culminating in a season finale that featured the demise of seven players, including longtime fan faves Castiel and Crowley (the latter of whom will definitely not return
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The Grim Reaper Terrorizes a Small Town in Butcher the Bakers

One of our favorite horror icons will be making a comeback in Butcher the Bakers from director Tyler Amm and producer P.J. Starks, which finds the Grim Reaper terrorizing a small town. It stars Ryan Matthew Ziegler, Sean Walsh, Mike… Continue Reading →

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Legends of Tomorrow Ep Talks Finale's 'Significant' Deaths, Sisterly Reunion

Legends of Tomorrow Ep Talks Finale's 'Significant' Deaths, Sisterly Reunion
The Grim Reaper is coming for The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow — and we’re not talking about last week’s casualty, Amaya.

During Tuesday’s Season 2 finale (airing at the special time of 8/7c), “we will be losing some people,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells TVLine. “There are going to be some significant deaths.”

RelatedThe CW Renews The Flash, Supernatural, Legends of Tomorrow and 4 Others

Needless to say, the show is “going to have to” add some new players in Season 3, given the loss of life. “But whereas the Season 1 [finale] was introducing a character or a group of characters from the Jsa,
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Tupac Collaborator Big Syke Dies at 48

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The Grim Reaper isn’t done yet with his 2016 tour through the music world. Rapper Big Syke, who collaborated with Tupac Shakur, died Monday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office told TheWrap. Big Syke, whose real name was Tyruss Himes, was pronounced dead at his home in Hawthorne, California, shortly after 11 p.m. He was 48. Also Read: 12 Hip-Hop Beefs Ranked, Wack to Best: From Drake v Meek Mill to Biggie v Tupac (Photos) Himes launched his rap career in 1990 with the group Evil Mind Gangstas. After meeting Shakur in 1992 and joining Shakur’s Thug Life, the rapper.
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Zombie (1979)

“The boat can leave now. Tell the crew.” With these words, a horror classic was born. Zombie (1979) was the first Lucio Fulci film that assaulted my eyeballs, And it was the first zombie flick I ever saw. Heady stuff for a quivering ten-year-old, but it proved to be the perfect gateway to the splattery splendors of Italian terror, a door that will forever remain ajar.

Let me be as straightforward as I can: if you’re a fan of Fulci but haven’t caught this yet, you can forget about the surrealism of The Beyond (1981) or the Lovecraftian flourishes of City of the Living Dead (1980). This is Fulci driving a simple narrative right through the hearts of horror lovers everywhere, coming out the back bloodied and unbound, unapologetic in its mission statement to horrify and repulse. Mission accomplished.

Zombie was released in Italy in August of 1979 as Zombi 2, titled
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Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of the 4th New York Film Festival

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Above: Italian 2-foglio for Loves of a Blonde (Miloš Forman, Czechoslovakia, 1965).As the 54th New York Film Festival winds to a close this weekend I thought it would be instructive to look back at its counterpart of 50 years ago. Sadly, for the sake of symmetry, there are no filmmakers straddling both the 1966 and the 2016 editions, though Agnès Varda (88 years old), Jean-Luc Godard (85), Carlos Saura (84) and Jirí Menzel (78)—all of whom had films in the 1966 Nyff—are all still making films, and Milos Forman (84), Ivan Passer (83) and Peter Watkins (80) are all still with us. There are only two filmmakers in the current Nyff who could potentially have been in the 1966 edition and they are Ken Loach (80) and Paul Verhoeven (78). The current Nyff is remarkably youthful—half the filmmakers weren’t even born in 1966 and, with the exception of Loach and Verhoeven, the old guard is now represented by Jim Jarmusch, Pedro Almodóvar,
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Video Game Review – Manual Samuel

Shaun Eddleston reviews Manual Samuel…

Making a deal with the Grim Reaper for one more chance at life is a plot device that has seen itself become one of the most recognisable and iconic parts of popular culture over the last few decades. From the dramatic chess game in The Seventh Seal, to the modern games of Battleship, Cluedo, and Twister in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, to a game of limbo in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, it’s been well established that if you die, you have a second chance at life if you beat Death in a challenge. But what if you were challenged to something you can’t really prepare for? Something we all take for granted?

Manual Samuel is an adventure game from Perfectly Paranormal and Curve Digital, and sees players assume the role of Sam, a spoilt rich kid who has been handed
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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 5, 2016)

Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 5, 2016)
Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 5. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

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Director: Todd Kessler

Cast: Chris Smith, Kabir Bedi, Kriss Dosanjh, Machel Montano, Natalie Perera, Staz Nair

Synopsis: Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local singer,
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