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Preview Pages from Deadly Magazine #4 Feature Gremlins, Tales from the Crypt, Holiday Horror

9 December 2014 7:01 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Yesterday, we shared the Gremlins cover for Deadly Magazine #4 and we’re back with a set of preview pages from our latest issue. For the December edition of Deadly Magazine, we’re celebrating the holidays with Gizmo in celebration of Gremlins‘ 30th anniversary. Special features include exclusive interviews with Joe Dante, Chris Walas, and Zach Galligan. Having trouble finding the right gift for a horror or sci-fi fan? Heather Wixson has you covered with her extensive holiday gift guide and Monte Yazzie shares his favorite holiday horror movies.

Deadly Magazine issue #4 also has a feature on Tales from the Crypt‘s killer Santa, a look back at John Carpenter’s Starman, and details on Suicide Squad‘s all-star cast. With this being the last issue of 2014, many of Deadly‘s writers share their “Favorites of 2014,” giving readers plenty of suggestions for 2014 releases that may have been missed.

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- Jonathan James

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Cover Reveal for Deadly Magazine #4, Featuring Gizmo for Gremlins’ 30th Anniversary

8 December 2014 9:09 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For the December issue of Deadly Magazine, we’re celebrating the holidays with Gizmo in celebration of Gremlins‘ 30th Anniversary. Special features include exclusive interviews with Joe Dante, Chris Walas, and Zach Galligan. Having trouble finding the right gift for a horror or sci-fi fan? Heather Wixson has you covered with her extensive holiday gift guide and Monte Yazzie shares his favorite holiday horror movies.

Deadly Magazine issue #4 also has a feature on Tales from the Crypt‘s killer Santa, a look at back at John Carpenter’s Starman, and details on Suicide Squad‘s all-star cast. With this being the last issue of 2014, many of Deadly‘s writers share their “Favorites of 2014,” giving readers plenty of suggestions for 2014 releases that may have been missed.

Deadly Issue #4 will be available this week and you can get a tease of what’s ahead when we release preview pages tomorrow. We encourage »

- Jonathan James

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VIdeo of the Day: David Bowie’s Hard-Boiled Video for ‘Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)’

15 November 2014 8:39 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Only a few days out from the release of his new “definitive collection” box set, David Bowie has released a suitably noirish new music video for “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”. Directed by Tom Hingston and photographer Jimmy King, the video features footage of Bowie and the Maria Schneider Orchestra recording the track in a studio, superimposed atop shots of a dark, smoke-filled city. “Sue” and Bowie’s recently released demo “Tis a Pity She Was a Whore” will be released both as a digital single and a 10-inch vinyl, first in the U.K. on November 17th, then as a “Black Friday” in the U.S. on November 28th. The video was made to promote “Nothing Has Changed,” a new retrospective box that presents songs from throughout Bowie’s career in reverse chronological order. Watch the video below.

 

Here are the tracklists for the various digital download, »

- Ricky

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David Bowie's sad 'Sue' music video creeps through alleyways, dies in your arms

13 November 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Only a few days out from the release of his new "definitive collection" box set, David Bowie takes you out to an alley and laments your death. The Thin White Duke has released the new music video for "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" that's black and white and film noir all over. Serving more as a lyric video than a narrative, the clip is directed by Tom Hingston (who leads a British creative agency) and photographer Jimmy King. It subtly lets you focus on the small story Bowie's telling of Sue, and the humming contributions of the Maria Schneider Orchestra and Grammy Award-nominated saxophone honcho Donnie McCaslin. "Sue" and Bowie's recently released (and dizzyingly titled) demo "Tis a Pity She Was a Whore" were released in promoting "Nothing Has Changed," a new retrospective box set from Bowie and Columbia/Legacy. It comes in a variety of formats -- »

- Katie Hasty

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Celebrate Michael Douglas's 70th Birthday with a Look Back at His Work Onscreen

25 September 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actor Michael Douglas turns 70 on Thursday. That's 70 years spent in front of cameras. What better way to celebrate his life so far than with a look back on his impressive body of work? 1. Douglas was famous before his first movieOf course, being the son of another esteemed actor, Kirk Douglas, Michael was in the public eye before his acting career began. In this photo, dated Jan. 1, 1948, 3-year-old Michael already knew how to work the cameras. 2. Cast a Giant ShadowHis famous dad's support also earned Michael Douglas his first onscreen role in this 1966 war movie. That's Michael in the background, above his dad's arm, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Celebrate Michael Douglas's 70th Birthday with a Look Back at His Work Onscreen

25 September 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actor Michael Douglas turns 70 on Thursday. That's 70 years spent in front of cameras. What better way to celebrate his life so far than with a look back on his impressive body of work? 1. Douglas was famous before his first movieOf course, being the son of another esteemed actor, Kirk Douglas, Michael was in the public eye before his acting career began. In this photo, dated Jan. 1, 1948, 3-year-old Michael already knew how to work the cameras. 2. Cast a Giant ShadowHis famous dad's support also earned Michael Douglas his first onscreen role in this 1966 war movie. That's Michael in the background, above his dad's arm, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Director Charles Martin Smith Talks Dolphin Tale 2, His Career as a Character Actor and the Transition to Filmmaking

12 September 2014 5:53 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The career trajectory of Charles Martin Smith has been a fascinating one to watch. The perennial character actor (supporting roles in American Graffiti, Starman & The Untouchables) slowly transitioned behind the camera, helming such genre fare as Trick or Treat and Fifty/Fifty.  Since then, Smith has transitioned to directing more topical dramas: The Snow Walker & Stone of Destiny – before finding commercial success with the family-friendly Dolphin Tale.  The surprise success of Dolphin Tale, the film grossed more than 70 million domestically, has not only spawned a sequel opening this weekend but also helped to establish an aquarium (The Clearwater Marine Aquarium) that houses Winter and Hope, the titular aquatic stars of both Dolphin Tale films. In the following interview with Charles Martin Smith, the writer/director discusses the darker adult themes of Dolphin Tale 2, the writing process behind the sequel and his approach to working with child-actors.  In addition, Smith »

- Tommy Cook

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See Jeff Bridges’s Candid Behind-the-Scenes Set Photos From The Giver

14 August 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Since Jeff Bridges’s turn as a lovable alien in 1984’s Starman, the actor has used a Widelux panning still camera to document the making of most of his films. For The Giver, which was filmed in South Africa last October, “my camera was breaking down a lot,” he says, “so I didn’t get as many shots as I usually do.” But he managed to capture Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes, and more, in the gallery ahead. Filming The Giver was particularly poignant for Bridges, who optioned it in 1995, with the hope that his dad, actor Lloyd, would play the aging mentor, the Giver. “I was looking through a catalogue of kids’ books, and I came across one with an old grizzled guy on the cover, and I thought, My dad could play that guy.” His father passed away in 1998, and after 16 years of delays, Bridges took »

- Alexis Swerdloff

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Was Jeff Bridges really supposed to play Batman and Indiana Jones?

8 August 2014 3:51 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

So there is this list on the internet that apparently contains every role Oscar winner Jeff Bridges has turned down in his career. And if you were to believe everything you read on the internet (and why wouldn’t you, right?), then Bridges was beaten out by Richard Gere twice—for An Officer and a Gentleman and Pretty Woman—and that audiences could have been “talking to” Bridges instead of Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver. While promoting his new film The Giver, the actor sat down with EW’s Matt Bean for a Sirius Xm Town Hall Meeting and cleared some things up. »

- Jake Perlman

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Dick Smith, 'Exorcist' and 'Godfather' Makeup Artist, Dead at 92

31 July 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning makeup artist who turned teenaged Linda Blair into a possessed demon  in The Exorcist and made special dentures to give Marlon Brando jowls in The Godfather, has died following a long illness. He was 92, USA Today reports.

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Makeup artist Rick Baker announced Smith's death via Twitter. "The master is gone," he wrote. "My friend and mentor Dick Smith is no longer with us. The world will not be the same."

Smith grew up in Larchmont, New York, and »

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Dick Smith, makeup artist of 'The Godfather,' 'The Exorcist': A tribute

31 July 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Years ago, I asked The Walking Dead’s zombie makeup maestro Greg Nicotero for his fake blood recipe. He said, “I’ve always based my blood on Dick Smith’s formula. His blood has always been the staple of the industry. It’s one of those things where if ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning makeup effects legend behind The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, and The Godfather, who passed away on July 30 at age 92, was more than just Hollywood’s sanguine Colonel Sanders with a secret recipe for plasma that became a cinematic standard. He was »

- Chris Nashawaty

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R.I.P. Make-Up Legend Dick Smith

31 July 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Legendary Hollywood makeup artist Dick Smith has died at the age of 92. Smith's protege, Rick Baker, tweeted the news this morning saying: "The master is gone. My friend and mentor Dick Smith is no longer with us. The world will not be the same."

Smith’s iconic work appeared in films like "The Godfather," "The Godfather: Part II," "Taxi Driver," "The Exorcist," "The Deer Hunter," "Altered States," "Little Big Man," "Death Becomes Her," "The Hunger," "Starman" and "Amadeus" for which he won the Oscar.

Smith began his makeup career in television in the 1940s before later expanding to the world of film. He pioneered the method of applying prosthetics made from foam latex in small pieces, making the makeup appear more natural, as opposed to the previous standard of applying a latex mask as one solid piece. He was also one of the early pioneers of combining make-up with on-set special effects. »

- Garth Franklin

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2014's most influential director: John Carpenter?

16 July 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

John Carpenter was once among Hollywood’s most prolific filmmakers. But the man who brought us such genre classics as Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 has only made one movie in the past 13 years—2010’s psychological thriller The Ward—and hasn’t troubled the box office in a big way since 1998’s James Woods-starring Vampires. (And Carpenter, 66, doesn’t sound like he’s in any rush to get back behind the camera: “I worked really hard for more years than I’d like to count, but now I can pick and choose things, »

- Clark Collis

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“Take Me to Your Bleeder”: The Monstrous Side of Aliens on Film

29 June 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The question of the existence of extraterrestrial life has long been a mystery plaguing the human race. While many continue to be fascinated by this question, film offers us some answers. In film, aliens are often portrayed as monstrous animals, creatures that thrive on basic instinct and kill for the sake of killing. This vicious take on otherworldly beings has been the basis of many science fiction-horror movies over the decades. Ever since H.G. Welles’ novel War of the Worlds, fictional accounts of aliens taking over the world and destroying humanity has been an extremely popular premise for many entertainment mediums. 

To explore the history of malevolent aliens on film, one must start with such 1950s classics as Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Blob. These films used the alien monster as a metaphor for paranoia. This was a time in which the atomic bomb was a threat »

- Randall Unger

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what’s on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (from May 13)

13 May 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, while it’s still in theaters

The Double: painfully funny odyssey of personal ineffectualness that is bitterly wonderful in how it revels in the decrepit horror of the everyday world [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Devil’s Knot: Atom Egoyan is all over the real-life case of American injustice surrounding the West Memphis Three, but sadly, I’m not sure why [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

Endless Love: shockingly not terrible, and says some things that need to be said more often, like how dads do not own their teenaged daughters [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Pompeii: instantly forgettable but more than passable as a diversion; solid B-movie cheese that’s like Titanic-lite meets Gladiator-lite [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to streaming

Stranger by the Lake: as an exercise in style, this minimalist noir erotic thriller is pretty cool, but it loses its »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Examining the critical reaction to The Thing

17 January 2014 4:23 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Ryan Lambie 20 Jan 2014 - 06:27

John Carpenter's The Thing was panned by reviewers in 1982. We take a look at the angry critical reaction and the later reassessment...

It's the summer of 1982, and director John Carpenter is on the cusp of releasing his latest movie, The Thing. For the 34-year-old filmmaker, the release marks the end of a major undertaking: the culmination of months of shooting on freezing cold sets and snowy British Columbia locations, not to mention the execution of complex and time-consuming practical effects scenes.

Carpenter was understandably proud of the results: after the independent such independent hits as Assault On Precinct 13, Halloween and Escape From New York, this was his first studio movie (for Universal) and also his most expensive to date, with a budget of around $15m. And while The Thing had appeared in cinemas before (in the guise of Howard Hawks and Christian Nyby's 1951 sci-fi shocker, »

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Michael Douglas To Star As Hank Pym in Marvel’s Ant-man

14 January 2014 5:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

There’s been a lot of speculation not only as to who would be starring in the Edgar Wright-directed Ant-Man, but which Ant-Man we would be seeing in this new flick for Marvel Studios. Marvel clears it all up with the casting of Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Read all about it below.

Michael Douglas to Star as Hank Pym in Marvel’s Ant-Man The Oscar-winning actor joins the cast of Marvel’s Ant-Man, in theaters July 31, 2015!

Michael Douglas has stepped into some of the biggest–or should that be tiniest?–shoes of his career.

The two-time Academy Award-winning actor will join director Edgar Wright and Paul Rudd in Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” hitting theaters July 31, 2015.

“With Hank Pym’s rich history in the Marvel Universe, we knew we needed an actor capable of bringing the weight and stature to the role that the character deserves,” said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. »

- Jess Orso

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