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We've lost a lot of inspirational figures in the horror genre this past year, including the great Bernie Wrightson, a brilliant artist, co-creator of the Swamp Thing and passionate fan of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Following his seminal illustrated version of Shelley's Frankenstein that was initially released in 1983, Wrightson recently teamed up with Steve Niles for a comic book series called Frankenstein, Alive, Alive, and Idw Publishing announced that the final issue of the series will be released in January, with artist Kelley Jones stepping in to finish what Bernie started, as per the legendary artist's wishes.
Press Release: San Diego, CA (October 18, 2017) – The fourth and concluding issue of Steve Niles & Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein, Alive, Alive will be released in January of 2018. Exploring the further adventures of Mary Shelley’s monster, this gothic horror story will be the final chapter of legendary artist Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein works.
“Bernie was »
- Derek Anderson
You didn’t think AMC was going to sit back and let Stranger Things have all the fun now, did you?
As the Netflix darling continues to imitate cinema’s all-time greats in anticipation of its return on October 27th, AMC (via Bloody Disgusting) has rolled out a collection of new and nostalgic posters for The Walking Dead in honor of episode number 100, “Mercy.”
Reaching said milestone is no mean feat, particularly in the cutthroat business of television, and executive producer and director Greg Nicotero believes The Walking Dead‘s 100th episode – an episode that’s also doubling as season 8’s long-anticipated premiere – is cause for celebration. It’s seemingly chock-full of Easter eggs and nods to the past, but these old-school posters go one step further to pay tribute to cinema’s greatest hits.
Included in the gallery below are homages to The Thing, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, »
- Michael Briers
Simon Brew Oct 20, 2017
I loved Brawl In Cell Block 99, the second feature film from novelist and filmmaker S. Craig Zahler. His first? Bone Tomahawk. I love that too, for the record. Zahler already feels like a very different voice in American film, a man content for his budgets to be low and control over his material to be high.
I came out of the movie being glad that a grown-up was allowed to make grown-up films. »
As someone who squandered a fair amount of his misspent youth dropping quarter after quarter into various pinball machines housed inside sketchy arcades across the United States, I’ve always appreciated Zen Studio’s deliriously enjoyable Pinball FX series. I’ve sunk countless hours into FX 2 over the years, usually after a long day at work when I just needed some time to unwind. While some might view pinball as an archaic form of entertainment — especially in the complicated realm of modern video games — I’ve always enjoyed the thrill of attempting to obliterate my high score on a table I thought I’d already mastered. Long story short: Pinball FX 2 embodied everything I wanted in a video game version of pinball, at least, until Zen Studio decided to unleash a follow-up.
The newest iteration of the long-running series introduces elements I never knew I’d always wanted. For example, »
- Todd Rigney
Lucasfilm prez and producer Kathleen Kennedy delivered the keynote speech at Elle’s Women in Hollywood Event last night and used her platform to acknowledge — and condemn — the elephant in the room. “A demand is growing for action to prevent further civil and human rights abuses in the future,” she observed, per The Hollywood Reporter. Kennedy added that “increased awareness of the belittlement, objectification, and predation long-endured by women who work in film will certainly be one result of the exposure of what Harvey Weinstein did.”
In addition to voicing her support for the women who have come forward and shared their stories about Weinstein, Kennedy stressed that “predators must come to feel they can’t count on power or wealth or fame to shield them.”
The “Star Wars” producer outlined several tactics Hollywood should adopt to combat its culture of abuse. She recommended “zero tolerance policies for abusive behavior, and a secure, reliable, unimpeachable system in which victims of abuse can report what’s happened to them with a confident expectation that action will be taken, without placing their employment, reputations, and careers at risk.”
Kennedy also suggested that individuals from all professional walks of life come together to create a commission “charged with the task of developing new, industry-wide protections against sexual harassment and abuse.” Her vision would see feminist activists, labor and management representatives, law experts, activists, sociologists, psychologists, and film and TV execs join forces to overhaul Hollywood’s current system of addressing misogyny — which usually involves turning a blind eye.
“The commission should be fully funded by our industry in order to address the task at hand in a thoroughgoing, comprehensive fashion,” Kennedy continued. “The goal of this commission would be to transform our industry in regards to sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace.”
In her own speech, Women in Hollywood honoree Jennifer Lawrence endorsed Kennedy’s idea. “If we build this commission, this community of support where anyone can come to us and ask questions, I will give my all to it,” the Oscar winner stated.
Kennedy has received eight Academy Award nominations throughout her career, and has produced over 90 projects, including “Persepolis,” “Jurassic Park,” “Back to the Future,” and “Schindler’s List.” One of Kennedy’s upcoming credits is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi.” The Daisy Ridley-led sequel hits theaters December 15.
You can read Kennedy’s entire Women in Hollywood speech over at THR.
Kathleen Kennedy Calls for Zero Tolerance Policy in Response to Weinstein Abuse Allegations was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Ryan Lambie Oct 17, 2017
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When Universal Studios made The Mummy back in 1932, it was in the wake of Tut-mania: the fascination with Ancient Egypt following the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb a decade earlier. As Egyptian-inspired symbols and designs began to appear on everything from jewellery to cigarette ads, stories began to circulate that the pharoah's tomb was cursed - and thus The Mummy, about a group of archaeologists who provoke the wrath of a long-dead Imhotep (Boris Karloff, hypnotic as always) emerged.
The Mummy's success was such that it became a long-running franchise: Universal made four direct sequels between 1940 and 1944, with a comedy spin-off, Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy, joining them in 1955. The UK's Hammer Film »
The Endless review by Kat Hughes
The Endless Review
Justin (Justin Benson) and Aaron (Aaron Moorhead) are two brothers struggling to fit in with the world. The reason for this is that they spent their formative years in a strange cult out in the desert-like wilderness. Justin broke the pair out whilst a young teenager, and though he has never looked back, his younger brother Aaron has become obsessed with their past. Desperate for his brother to connect with the world around them Justin reluctantly offers to take them both back for a short trip. Hoping for closure, the pair set-off, but once they arrive at the commune Justin realises that nothing has changed, especially the people. Can he get them out safely a second time? »
- Kat Hughes
Today's Comics Corner begins in the demimonde with the return of Penny Dreadful! Also: Dark Nights: Metal #3, Wolfenstein #2, Adam Green's Hatchet #1, Back to the Future #23, Hellboy and the Bprd 1955 Occult Intelligence #2, Betty and Veronica Halloween Annual Digest #257, Neil Gaiman's American Gods: Shadows #8, Sacred Creatures #4, and Harrow County #26.
On Sale: 11 Oct 2017
Writer: Chris King
Artist: Jesus Hervas
Series: Penny Dreadful
Genres: Fantasy, Horror
The Penny Dreadful comic sequel is back from a mini break with issue #6. To learn more, visit:
Dark Nights: Metal #3: "Superman is pulled into the mystery of the Dark Multiverse while the Justice League follows the trail to a weapon that could keep the forces of the Dark Multiverse at bay!"
Artist: Jonathan Glapion, »
- Tamika Jones
Just last week we reported that Crispin Glover (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Back to the Future, River’s Edge, Willard) would be playing a psycho contract killer in Lucky Day. Now, he’s joining Ronen Rubinstein – who most recently appeared in the Freeform series “Dead of Summer” – in the independent horror movie Smiley Face […] »
- Brad Miska
Neil Calloway looks at why dystopias from thirty years ago are the biggest influence on Hollywood…
There are a few reasons for this, and probably the most important is that Hollywood, like publishing and the music industry, is extremely faddish; if something is a success it will quickly be followed by half a dozen very similar products hoping to hook themselves onto the bandwagon.
The other reason is that the people currently making movies came of age during that decade; the films that inspired them were the ones they are now referencing, making sequels to and remaking. It’s inevitable we’re going to end up with movies like Blade Runner 2049 »
- Neil Calloway
Casper, Wyoming is a pretty small town where not a whole lot of exciting things happen, but that all changed last week when a drunk time traveler was taken into custody by Casper police. The man was arrested for drunk in public and had a pretty convincing story about the impending alien invasion and his explanation of his time traveling abilities. Though he was not able to provide a specific date, the aliens will be arriving sometime next year and apparently alcohol contains the secrets behind time travel, which was hinted at during the end of the first Back to the Future movie when Doc throws a beer can into Mr. Fusion.
According to the police report, Bryant Johnson was approached by law enforcement for drunk and disorderly conduct and asked to speak with "the president of the town." Johnson reportedly told authorities that he wanted to warn the good »
For two lucky babies, every day is Halloween once October rolls around.
Lauren Mancke — a designer, entrepreneur and costume connoisseur from Columbia, South Carolina — is making custom Halloween outfits during all of October for her 8-month-old twin girls, Lera and Marigold, using items she has laying around the house.
“I always loved making costumes when I was a kid,” Mancke, 32, tells People. “When I was a kid I never bought a costume, I always made it. I’ve always been a fan of Halloween, and I just love homemade costumes.”
The project started with her 3-year-old son, Fox, back in »
- Jason Duaine Hahn
Answers? Where the Back to the Future franchise is going, we don't need answers. But we're getting them anyway! And they should be fun nonetheless. While fans will likely never see another sequel to the 1985 time-travel classic, there have been new comic book series depicting "untold stories and alternate timelines" and more. Another one will apparently be even more tied to the original trilogy. According to Bob Gale, who wrote the movies and now works on the comics, the upcoming "Tales from the Time Train" series will continue directly from the final scene of Back to the Future Part III and show where Doc Brown and his family went to next, as well as some of where they'd been. From an interview with The Hollywood...
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- Christopher Campbell
Answers? Where the Back to the Future franchise is going, we don't need answers. But we're getting them anyway! And they should be fun nonetheless. While fans will likely never see another sequel to the 1985 time-travel classic, there have been new comic book series depicting "untold stories and alternate timelines" and more. Another one will apparently be even more tied to the original trilogy. According to Bob Gale, who wrote the movies and now works...
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On the October 5, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Jacob Hall to talk about the latest news including a Bob’s Burgers movie, Star Trek Discovery changes, the story for Pacific Rim Uprising, a new addition to Back to the Future canon, and some surprising Avatar and Venom casting. In Our Feature Presentation: Hoai-Tran Bui talks about The Quest to Keep ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Reviews Spoiler-Free and the Rise […]
- Peter Sciretta
With This is the End, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg achieved a tricky balancing act – they made a crude comedy that also functioned as a clever and frequently thrilling horror story. That particular skill set looks like it’ll come in hand for their new Hulu series Future Man, which looks to blend dick jokes and action-packed […]
- Jacob Hall
As previously reported, the world of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps will come to life in comic book form this Halloween season, but the frightening, nostalgic fun will continue on the paneled page next year, too, as Idw Publishing has announced another three-issue Goosebumps comic book story, "Download And Die!", that will be released in 2018:
Press Release: San Diego (October 5, 2017) – Idw Publishing, in association with Scholastic, is releasing the second three-issue arc in R.L Stine’s Goosebumps comic series. “Download And Die!” is a brand-new self-contained story set in the Goosebumps universe from the talented duo of writer Jen Vaughn (Adventure Time) and artist Michelle Wong (Tomboy).
In the tradition of the classic “Say Cheese and Die!” story, this spiritual successor takes that concept and puts a digital spin on it for the iPhone generation. Today’s kids will now have to contend with a smartphone app that snaps »
- Derek Anderson
Michael Ahr Kirsten Howard Oct 6, 2017
From the minds of Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir, the writers who brought Sausage Party to the big screen, Future Man tells the story of Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson of The Hunger Games), a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity.
The first official trailer for Future Man just sprung out of this year's New York Comic Con, »
ABC's The Goldbergs is going to celebrate its 100th episode in the most on-brand fashion ever — by taking on one of sci-fi's biggest debates.
In the episode, Adam (Sean Giambrone) is sure he's found his soulmate in girlfriend Jackie (Rowan Blanchard), but he's stunned when their first Halloween together reveals that she's a Star Trek fan while he's devoted to Star Wars. The ultimate geek dispute may be a hurdle their relationship cannot overcome.
Back to the Future alum Lea »
- Lesley Goldberg
Back to the Future co-writer Bob Gale has been filling out that movie trilogy’s universe in the pages of Idw comic books for years, but now a new comic series called Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train is poised to answer a question that fans have been wondering about since the third film hit theaters […]
The post New ‘Back to the Future’ Comic Series Explores the Final Line of ‘Part 3’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Ben Pearson
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