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She was just a simple farm girl once upon a time. But then the zombie apocalypse happened and her entire family went either dead or missing. I guess that’s the bad news. The good news is that at least she has a swell boyfriend who is no longer acting like a tool because he could not forgive her for being sexually assaulted by the Governor. (Not Glenn’s finest hour.)
No doubt about it: Maggie Greene has been though a lot on The Walking Dead. And we have watched her evolve before our very eyes. But how does actress »
- Dalton Ross
To live. To fly. To be free. Why is it that the people who live on the edge seem to be the most inspiring? Because they are thrill-seekers, they are the ones who know that the best life is one lived without worry, without fear, without the concerns that society forces upon us. They live with an open mind, a big heart, an appreciation for this planet. They know that genuine thrills make the heart beat faster; thrills remind us that we are still alive, we're still breathing, and that we should make the most of it. I love films that capture this feeling in ways that can't be easily described. Marah Strauch's Sunshine Superman is one of those films that is exciting, moving, heartfelt, but above all it's inspiring to watch. Because it's about inspiring people. Every year there seems to be a documentary or two about extreme »
- Alex Billington
They live amid the trappings of antique books, paintbrushes and acoustic instruments, which they threaten to grab and play artisan indie-folk on
Shes a romantic bohemian with a cool sportiness the all-American girl with a downtown edge, runs the blurb to these Ralph Lauren Polo ads, photographed, at the expense of his soul, by Bruce Weber. With the refrain the city always calls me back running emptily throughout, our self-satisfied heroine capers smugly amok in an urban landscape sepia tinted by the reek of coffee beans, in which all but the zitlessly handsome have been airbrushed away. Her friends wear ragged designer tartan skirts, walk multiple dogs, make Super-8 films of one another. They live amid the trappings of antique books, paintbrushes and acoustic instruments, which they threaten to grab and play artisan indie-folk on. Weve got used to seeing ads featuring these phantasmically awful, beautiful people sold to us »
- David Stubbs
Once you get past its pejorative and provocative title, ABC's new family comedy “Black-ish” is extremely intelligent and funny. Anthony Anderson stars as an affluent advertising executive named Andre Johnson. He's married to a beautiful doctor named Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) and they have four gorgeous kids. They live in a posh neighborhood, in a big and beautiful house and they have awesome clothes, shoes and cars. Laurence Fishburne (who is only nine years older than Anderson in real life, by the way) costars as Andre's outspoken and cantankerous dad. In other words, “Black-ish,” which debuts Wednesday night after “Modern Family, »
- Mekeisha Madden Toby
Seven months after silver medalist Gus Kenworthy first fell in love with a mother dog and her four puppies at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the two puppies who survived are doing just awesome. Ahem, paw-some. "They both gained a lot of weight," Kenworthy, 22, tells People exclusively. "They're super healthy. Their coats are really soft. Their eyes are clear. Their breath smells good." Mishka is 52 lbs. and Jake is 48 lbs. - and that's a full transformation from the malnourished pups who first came to the United States in March. (See what they look like today below!) They live with him in Denver. »
- Nicole Weisensee Egan,@nweisenseeegan
Rome – Prolific edgy Japanese helmer Takashi Miike will be honored with a career nod by the Rome Film Festival where his hotly anticipated new pic “As the Gods Will,” considered a potential Japanese competitor to “The Hunger Games” franchise, will have its world preem.
“As the Gods Will” (pictured) is based on the popular “Kamisama no lu Tori” horror manga written by Muneyuki Kanshiro and drawn by Akeji Fujimura, about an ordinary teen whose world is turned upside down one day at school, after he and his classmates find themselves forced to play games with deadly stakes. It was serialized in Kodansha Comic Magazine from March 2011 to November 2012 and has sold 1.5 million copies in paperback editions in Japan.
Toho, which produced the pic toplining Sota Fukushi (“Amachan”), has reportedly scheduled a Fall release for the pic in Japan.
Miike, whose 2012 hit “Lessons of the Evil,” with a similarly high teen-age body count, »
- Nick Vivarelli
The Heart She Holler: Minervini Caps Texas Trilogy With Christian Corset
A hybrid of documentary aesthetic and subdued narrative happenings, the third film in a Texas set trilogy from Robert Minervini, Stop the Pounding Heart, most certainly is not for all tastes. Already referred to as Bressonian in its articulation of daily rituals in an isolated Christian community, the film follows The Passage (2011) and Low Tide (2012). But while some may claim it echoes the deliberate aesthetic of a Robert Bresson, its objectivity often feels like a grim purveyor of ignorance, and cynical audiences won’t be able to disguise their smirks towards such archaic rituals, nearly aligning it with earlier works by Harmony Korine.
The film focuses on the Carlsons, a family of goat farmers that sell their dairy products at farmers’ markets. The parents, Leeanne (Leeanne Carlson) and Tim (Tim Carlson) have twelve children, all of whom they’ve »
- Nicholas Bell
New Girl will be hitting the reset button on its fourth season, bringing the show back to basics without the messiness of Nick and Jess’ relationship bogging down the Fox comedy.
Instead, all six of the show’s main characters are now single, providing a new wealth of comedy as they attempt to get back out there with various incoming guest-stars. “If you’re an actor and you want to have sex with one of the New Girl cast members, call Liz Meriwether to figure it out,” the show’s creator jokes of the new season.
But does that mean »
- Natalie Abrams
While We’re Young
Written and directed by Noah Baumback
Written and directed by Saverio Costanzo
Since 2009, Adam Driver has infiltrated indie cinema and Hollywood alike. Starting off with small, independent shorts and bit parts on Television, he parlayed himself into bit parts in major Hollywood pictures like J. Edgar, and Lincoln. He then broke into mainstream cred as Adam Sackler on Lena Dunham’s Girls. Oh, he’s also going to be in the new Star Wars installment.
He’s no stranger to the festival circuit, either, least of all Tiff. In 2012 he co-starred alongside Greta Gerwig in Noah Baumbach’s magnificent Frances Ha at Toronto’s festival. The following year, he starred in Australian drama Tracks alongside Mia Wasikowska, and appeared in the Zoe Kazan, Daniel Radcliffe starrer What If (known at Tiff ’13 as The F Word.) This year, he’s front and center »
- Ariel Fisher
Some prefer Mia’s fight with the Abomination under a blood rain downpour. Others like watching Ash shoot at his hand or seeing him take on Deadites in 1300 Ad. And there are those who enjoy the discovery of the Naturon Demonto, aka Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, by a group of college students. The Evil Dead 35mm Film Festival in New York aims to please all with showings of every film in the groovy franchise.
Taking place at The Palace Theater in Syracuse on October 24th beginning at 6:00pm, The Evil Dead 35mm Film Festival will include live music, beer, wine, and an auction of a brick from the cabin showcased in 1981’s The Evil Dead. Collectible tickets are available for $16.50 online and $20 at the door. We have the full details below:
“Evil Dead 35mm Film Festival
Friday October 24th 2014
Tickets On Sale Now !! Limited number of collectible tickets. Get them while they are hot. »
- Derek Anderson
Just when you thought it was safe to travel to New England, Rock and Shock announces Tara Reid is among the newest crop of guests attending the 11th annual event. We all know wherever Tara goes, a sharknado can't be far behind.
In anticipation for the October 17-19 event in Worcester, Ma, Rock and Shock organizers have been busy over the past couple of weeks announcing the guest list a few names at a time in true cliffhanger fashion, keeping fans of the event glued to social media to catch the next name.
In addition to Reid, Rock and Shock has announced a slew of other guests, including festival favorites Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, and William Forsythe. Also, Andrew Divoff, Tom Savini, Lynn Lowry, John Russo, Kristina Klebe, Justin Beahm, and Jack Bennett have been added as well.
Saturday's headline musical act was also revealed. Gwar will be »
- Scott Hallam
Early Wednesday morning, John Lasseter stood in front of a small group of journalists in a theater in the animation building on the Disney lot to introduce a presentation about November's new animated release, "Big Hero 6," and it felt to me, after over a decade of attending events where Lasseter has spoken, like a bit of a victory lap. And why not? Since "Bolt," Disney Feature Animation has been slowly but surely rebuilding what was a tarnished brand into something that is every bit as strong as the strongest moments from the "Mermaid" through "Lion King" era. "Frozen" was a global smash hit, and more than that, it managed that elusive cultural penetration where it goes beyond being successful and simply becomes omnipresent. "Frozen" was everywhere. Everyone knew what it was. Considering how dark things were for the studio before it was re-organized from within, it's amazing to see »
- Drew McWeeny
Father Daniel Beckett fights on God’s side of the battle between heaven and hell, but his work takes him closer to the Devil than it ever has to his boss up above. From legendary writer/director John Carpenter, the Asylum comic book series sees a group of humans going up against Lucifer’s demons, and now the six issue series is being collected in a graphic novel from Storm King Productions.
(Hollywood, CA-August 22, 2014) — “Storm King Productions announced today the graphic novel release of their six issue horror comic series John Carpenter’s Asylum. There will be three versions of the book, including a limited run collectors’ edition, only available through the publisher, a hardcover edition (Isbn 978-0-9853258-8-6/SEP141622) in time for the holidays, and a softcover version (Isbn 978-0-9853258-7-9/AUG141656) that will hit stores in October. Writer, publisher movie producer Sandy King Carpenter (They Live, »
- Derek Anderson
Never ones to disappoint, Rock and Shock has just announced the second wave of guests who will be appearing at this year's horror/metal convention. In this round of celebs some new faces are named as well as some Rock and Shock favorites.
Among the newest guests announced are Victoria Price, daughter of the iconic Vincent Price, who will be hosting a special presentation on her father's life. WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper will be making his triumphant return to Worecester. They'll be joined by Dee Wallace, Jake Busey, Tiffany Shepis, Sarah French, and Joe Knetter.
- Scott Hallam
Nothing gets our attention in a horror film quite like a badass. Of course, we often find ourselves rooting for the bad guy (or girl), the random hordes of zombies, or weird objects. (Or is that just me when I watch the Evil Bong movies?) Either way, we can all agree that we love a good badass. They bleed rebellion, fight for their lives, and can easily make a good film into a great one, so…this one is for the bad asses!!!
5.) Erin- You’Re Next
What makes Erin so special in the ass-kicking department, is her ability to instantly turn on her inner badass as soon as people start getting brutally murdered in her presence. As soon as the first person around her gets killed, she is all over it. Her badass instincts kick in to reveal that she is in fact quite amazing when it comes to self-defense, »
I hardly know where to start. So far this year, "Winter's Tale" remains the gold standard for pure unmitigated batshit hubris, and it's the scope of the folly that impresses me most. But if we're ranking films by how dopey they are, then "The Giver" may actually be a contender for some special honors this year. It is a firm belief of mine that you do not need to read a book in order to review a movie. I've never read Lois Lowry's novel, which is evidently fairly well-liked. Originally published in 1993, the book has been controversial, and it's also been enormously popular. In reading about it tonight, one thing becomes clear: the dumbest idea in this very dumb movie appears to be an invention of the film. We'll get into that later, but first, the broad strokes. The film opens with a vague title about the end of the world, »
- Drew McWeeny
Just a few days ago, Guardians of the Galaxy actor Vin Diesel teased fans (again) about The Inhumans, a film that’s been rumored to come down Marvel’s pipeline for quite some time. Now, it seems that the studio is finally moving forward with the project, which already has a script from Amber Lake scribe Joe Robert Cole. The next step is to take the script and find a filmmaker to bring the cosmic superhuman team to life.
For those unfamiliar with the characters, the Inhumans were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1975. Their history is filled with some confusing cosmic mumbo jumbo, but the basic idea is that they’re an advanced race of humans, who were genetically created by the Kree alien race millions of years ago. The Kree succeeded in creating a strain of humanity with extraordinary abilities, but abandoned their experiment due to »
- James Garcia
Josh Brolin is perfect casting for Thanos, and I'm so happy that Marvel was able to wrangle him into their cinematic universe. It didn't take much convincing, though. In a recent interview with IGN the actor spoke about playing Thanos and how he got the part. He also talked about story, "Death," and taking on Iron Man.
When asked what attracted him to the villain, he said,
"First and foremost, I have a really good friend who I've known for years who's the co-president of Marvel, Louis D'Esposito. I knew Louis as a first Ad, and he's the one who initially called me, and then [producer] Jeremy Latcham. Then I talked to Kevin Feige, ultimately. But there's something about them that's so insular and so geeky and so real. I loved it -- because I've turned down a lot of those types of movies. Not Marvel, but I've turned down a »
- Joey Paur
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- Peter Sciretta
Veteran production exec Scott Bernstein is leaving Universal to become an independent producer on a trio of studio projects.
Bernstein will be working as a producer on the Universal movies “Mama 2,” “Ride Along 2″ and “Straight Outta Compton.” He joined the studio in 2004 and has been exec VP of production for the studio since late 2009.
Bernstein oversaw production on “Ride Along,” starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, which became the highest-grossing film ever released in January at $134 million and won the box office for three weeks in a row.
“Ride Along 2″ has already been dated for Jan. 15, 2016.
He also oversaw production on Guillermo del Toro’s “Mama,” which grossed more than $147 million worldwide.
Bernstein also worked on Melissa McCarthy’s “Identity Thief,” “The Break-Up,” “Role Models” and “Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.” He’s been developing a reboot of “Battlestar Galactica”; attached Jj Abrams and Bad Robot to the »
- Dave McNary
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