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Tiff 2015: Rowdy Roddy Piper gets ready to fight multidimensional beings in trailer for ‘Portal to Hell!!!’

21 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While They Live star and famous wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper sadly passed away last month, fans will still have the chance to see him onscreen in the short film Portal To Hell!!!

The short, which now has a festival trailer, is directed by Viviendo Caldinelli, working from a screenplay by Matt Watts. Watts is also among Piper’s co-stars in the film, and the two are joined by Laura Robinson, Jordan Todosey, and Millie Davis.

The film’s synopsis is as follows.

The superintendent hero of this primo slice of Canuxploitation already has enough on his plate, but then some jerks open up a multidimensional gateway in the basement. Thankfully, the guy standing between humanity and its certain destruction is played by the late, great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

This is not the first time Piper has been involved in a fight against beings from another dimension, as the 2010 film The Portal, »

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Frightfest 2015: ‘They Look Like People’ Review

30 August 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Ying, Mick Casale, Elena Greenlee | Written and Directed by Perry Blackshear

The opening scene of They Look Like People sets the tone for the rest of the film to follow: it’s minimalist, thought-provoking and creepy as hell. We see nothing more than a man lying in bed staring into the face of his sleeping partner, but through clever lighting, her face is shrouded in blackness. Or is it a lighting trick…? The camera lingers and unease builds.

We are introduced to two men, the aforementioned Wyatt (MacLeod Andrews) and Christian (Evan Dumouchel), an old friend. They bump into each other at random and as it becomes apparent that Wyatt is seemingly in a bad patch and ‘between homes’, he ends up crashing at Christian’s flat. Christian, though outwardly more together, is a similarly damaged bag of neuroses, exercising compulsively and listening to motivational audiobooks. »

- Jack Kirby

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Tiff 2015 announces the Contemporary World Cinema lineup

18 August 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Due to the large volume of films that the Toronto International Film Festival screens every year, participants often find themselves unsure of how to decide what to see. To that end, festival organisers often distribute the films into numerous programmes to reflect commonalities among them. The Contemporary World Cinema Programme, to that end, looks at the features from filmmakers from around the world, showcasing the talents being displayed from numerous countries.

The full lineup for the 2015 Tiff Contemporary World Cinema Programme has now been announced, adding to the previously announced slate of Canadian Films in the Programme. The films, as well as their official synopses, can be seen below.

25 April, directed by Leanne Pooley, making its World Premiere

Award-winning filmmaker Leanne Pooley utilizes the letters and memoirs of New Zealand soldiers and nurses along with state of the art animation to tell the true story of the 1915 battle of Gallipoli. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Revoltin’ Reviews: The Outre Ear (???) of Daniel Xiii!

17 August 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

As you know my creeps, I’m usually all about what I can lay my eerie eyeballs upon, but I’m also a huge fan of arcane audios as well! So, to that end, this go-around of the ol’ revoltin’ reviews is purely devoted to sinister sonics (and one short film…)!

 Michale Graves:

  Ripper (Short Film)   Revenge Of The Zombies   The Hydraulic-entertainment Demos

Kickin’ off this lil’ monster mash comes a trio of new releases from the hardest workin’ man in horror punk—Michale Graves! First up we have the short film Ripper.

Directed and written by Hydraulic-Entertainment main-man Mark Allen Stuart, Ripper tells the tale of a man named Robert Sanden (played by Graves) who can see strange beings among us that others cannot. Determined to convince anyone he can that these creatures exist, ol’ Bob creates a pair of glasses that will allow folks to see the mutants in our midst. »

- DanielXIII

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Remembering Rowdy Roddy Piper in the Portal to Hell Trailer

15 August 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

The shock of Rowdy Roddy Pipers passing is still quite fresh. The guy was as standup as they come an amazing entertainer and a pretty damn solid actor in specific. Piper did it all (including steal our hearts in the cult classic John Carpenter flick They Live) and well miss him. Despite the fact that hes departed this particular existence his body of work will live on forever and that includes Portal to Hell the brand new short film that features Piper in a starring role. »

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Virtually Impossible, Out of Tune: 6 of our favourite kids' TV shows that no-one remembers

14 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

When we found out last week that Gordon the Gopher and other childhood favourites were being revived for a special, we got so excited we dug out our Edd The Duck lunchbox and started reminiscing about our first loves: Andi Peters, Zoe Ball and Phillip Schofield.

But when we started to talk about some of our favourite kids' TV programmes, there were blank faces in the office. And in fact, when we've brought up these classics in the past, we've been met by general bafflement. So below, we present just 6 of our favourite kids' TV shows that no-one remembers... Do you?

1. Incredible Games (1994-1995) - Tom Eames, senior entertainment reporter

It only aired for two series from 1994 to 1995, but The Incredible Games was one of the cleverest kids' games shows ever, and no-one seems to remember it.

Essentially The Crystal Maze for kids, it was set in a fictional Tron-like skyscraper, »

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Virtually Impossible, Out of Tune: 7 of our favourite kids' TV shows that no-one remembers

14 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

When we found out last week that Gordon the Gopher and other childhood favourites were being revived for a special, we got so excited we dug out our Edd The Duck lunchbox and started reminiscing about our first loves: Andi Peters, Zoe Ball and Phillip Schofield.

But when we started to talk about some of our favourite kids' TV programmes, there were blank faces in the office. And in fact, when we've brought up these classics in the past, we've been met by general bafflement. So below, we present just 7 of our favourite kids' TV shows that no-one remembers... Do you?

1. Incredible Games (1994-1995)

It only aired for two series from 1994 to 1995, but The Incredible Games was one of the cleverest kids' games shows ever, and no-one seems to remember it.

Essentially The Crystal Maze for kids, it was set in a fictional Tron-like skyscraper, and featured a bunch of »

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Watch 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper's Final Performance in 'Portal to Hell' Trailer

13 August 2015 3:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Whoa, hold up! They Live and Hell Comes to Frogtown may not be the defining moments in 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper's film career. Like many actors and performers who leave us too soon, the WWE legend still has a few more unreleased projects under his belt. And today, we have the first trailer for his final screen performance!

Vivieno Caldinelli's 11-minute short Portal to Hell!!! is heading to the Toronto International Film Festival. And while it is a horror short, it's getting a lot of attention for bringing a very interesting career to a close for Roddy Piper. The wrestling Superstar passed away last July, but he left this one gift behind, making it one of the most in demand shorts at Tiff this year.

Portal to Hell!!! follows the apartment-superintendent hero in what is loving referred to as a 'primo slice of Canuxploitation'. He has enough on his plate, »

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Watch: Trailer for Short Film Portal To Hell, Starring ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper

13 August 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last month, the world sadly lost "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, a legendary figure on film and in the ring, and a true gentleman. One of the last projects Piper appeared in was Portal to Hell!!!, a short film in which a doorway to Lovecraftian creatures is opened. Portal to Hell!!! will premiere next month at Tiff, and now the short film's official trailer has been revealed.

In addition to his prolific career within the wrestling ring, many remember Piper from his terrific turns in a lengthy list of films, including John Carpenter's They Live and Hell Comes to Frogtown. Featuring Piper going up against Cthulhu-like monsters as a building super with a sense of humor, Portal to Hell!!! looks to remind viewers why they cherished Piper and will continue to admire his powerful onscreen presence.

Directed by Vivieno Caldinelli from a screenplay by Matt Watts, Portal to Hell!!! stars the late Roddy Piper, »

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2015 Tiff: Venice Preems from Masters Skolimowski, Bellocchio & Sokurov Among 13

11 August 2015 9:05 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

As usual, the Masters programme is cholk-full of carryover items from world renowned auteurs who’ve already premiered last February (Berlin), this past May (Cannes) or as part of the upcoming action on the Lido (Venice). Of the thirteen titles and personalities that need no introduction, it’s the likes of Hong Sang-soo (Locarno) and the Venice preemed, and not yet picked up items from Skolimowski, Bellocchio & Sokurov (all potential Golden Lion winners) that are still sight unseen for several North American based cinephiles. Here are the baker’s dozen of items:

11 Minutes (11 Minut) – Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland/Ireland

North American Premiere

A jealous husband out of control, his sexy actress wife, a sleazy Hollywood director, a reckless drug messenger, a disoriented young woman, an ex-con hot dog vendor, a troubled student on a mysterious mission, a high-rise window cleaner on an illicit break, an elderly sketch artist, a hectic paramedics »

- Eric Lavallee

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Weerasethakul, Wenders, Kore-eda, Hong And Hou All Part Of The Toronto 2015 Masters Program!

11 August 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Do not make the mistake in thinking that the Tiff Masters program is all stuffed shirts and curled pinky-fingers. This years program features wuxia, curious sleeping-sickness, ex-con hotdog vendors, midget-wrestler murders, and of course, James Franco.11 Minutes (11 Minut) Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland/Ireland North American PremiereA jealous husband out of control, his sexy actress wife, a sleazy Hollywood director, a reckless drug messenger, a disoriented young woman, an ex-con hot dog vendor, a troubled student on a mysterious mission, a high-rise window cleaner on an illicit break, an elderly sketch artist, a hectic paramedics team and a group of hungry nuns: a cross-section of contemporary urbanites whose lives and loves intertwine. They live in an unsure world where anything could happen at any time. An unexpected chain of events...

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Tiff 2015 announces their first set of films for the Masters Programme

11 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

While the Toronto International Film Festival has its fair share of both Hollywood and Canadian productions, the festival has also cultivated a strong look at foreign and arthouse films during its run. Most of these films get their own spotlight in the Masters programme, which featured films from Jean-Luc Godard, Michael Winterbottom, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan in its 2014 lineup. With the 2015 incarnation fast approaching, Tiff announced some of the films that will be seen as part of this year’s Masters lineup. The films, with their official synopses, can be seen below.

Masters

11 Minutes, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, making its North American Premiere

A jealous husband out of control, his sexy actress wife, a sleazy Hollywood director, a reckless drug messenger, a disoriented young woman, an ex-con hot dog vendor, a troubled student on a mysterious mission, a high-rise window cleaner on an illicit break, an elderly sketch artist, a »

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Blu-ray Special Features Revealed for Killer Workout, Shock ’Em Dead & More

7 August 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Slasher // Video and Olive Films recently gave ’80s horror fans something to celebrate by announcing their upcoming Blu-ray releases of Killer Workout, Shock ’Em Dead and DVDs of Death Nurse, Boardinghouse, and more. Now the companies have announced the special features for the anticipated horror home media releases.

Blu-ray.com reports the numerous special features for the nine upcoming September 29th horror releases from Slasher // Video and Olive Films. One highlight in particular is the Director's Cut of Boardinghouse, which will include over 50 minutes of additional footage on the DVD.

"Killer Workout (Blu-ray / DVD)

Killer Workout is presented using the best available elements provided by Slasher // Video. Not sourced from an HD Master; remastered from from Pal Beta Sp and upconverted to Blu-ray and DVD specifications.

Slasher // Video presents Killer Workout, directed by David A. Prior (Deadly Prey, The Deadliest Prey) and starring Ted Prior (Deadly Prey), Marcia Karr (Maniac Cop »

- Derek Anderson

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Reflections of Evil: Steven Spielberg’s paranoia and conspiracy theories

7 August 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There are few real-life figures more beloved in American cinema than Steven Spielberg. He’s earned that adoration without question, but his worship retards the dialogue around his work. Like his buddy Colonel G. Lucas, Spielberg is a brand first, a businessman second, and a filmmaker last.

It’s time to loosen up the conversation. Spielberg is less an auteur and more Hollywood’s greatest journeyman, a master craftsman whose natural talent allows him to tackle almost any material. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t common themes that run throughout his work. A lot of breath has been devoted to his sense of wonder and awe, his parent’s divorce, his love of children. But there’s a darker current to his work, one that appears less subtly in thrillers like The Conversation, Three Days of the Condor, and other conspiracy films of the New Hollywood era. It’s a sense of paranoia, »

- Nathan Smith

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Inside Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's Relationship: What Makes Them Work as a Couple

6 August 2015 11:17 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

At long last, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are married! The happy couple has been engaged since August 2012, when Theroux proposed to his now-wife on his birthday. But the duo waited until just before his birthday (again!) to tie the knot in a top-secret ceremony. They have always referred to each other in the most darling of ways since falling in love—Aniston often calls him her "beloved"—and E! News can reveal just what makes them work so well. A source close to the couple tells us that their similarities help them find a common ground. "They live similar lives. They go their own ways but then meet back again and it works very well for them," the insider tells us. »

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7 Rowdy Roddy Piper Movies You Need to See

5 August 2015 3:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Rowdy Roddy Piper was many things to many people. To some he was the boisterous, kilt wearing wrestler who squared off against the likes of Hulk Hogan, 'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka and also yelled at people as the host of Piper's Pit. To others he was an actor in some of the more interesting films to ever be lensed. With Roddy Piper it didn't matter. He was many things to many people but no matter what, whether he wanted you to hate or love him, you loved him.

Roddy Piper sadly died this past Sunday of a heart attack. The man left us way too soon. At 61, he accomplished more with his career than most performers ever get a chance to fathom. He was a consummate entertainer who did what he did for the fans. He was once quoted as saying, "They cheered for me because they wanted to, not because they were programmed to. »

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Remembering They Live

2 August 2015 2:34 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

If your childhood was spent watching WWF in the 80’s, it no doubt took a Bulldog off the top rope this weekend, with the news that ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper (the state name of Roderick George Toombs) passed away at the age of 61 due to cardiac arrest. His larger than life persona delighted many a generation of wrestling fans, and if there ever was a Heel (wrestling speak for a bad guy) hall of fame, he would have an entire wing dedicated to him. But we’re not called The Wrestling Bit, so we look to Hot Rod’s massive contribution to the cinematic, and more importantly, pop culture landscape. No, not the music video for The Goonies that he appeared in with a handful of other WWF Superstars, or even cult classic Hell Comes to Frogtown. I am, of course, talking about They Live, John Carpenter’s underrated cult masterpiece. »

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Roddy Piper’s Anti-Epic Fight Scene in They Live

1 August 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Nearly an hour into John Carpenter’s They Live (1988), the gum-chewing, ass-kicking Roddy Piper engages Keith David in one of the most ridiculous bouts of fisticuffs in movie history. The fight lasts for six minutes and purportedly serves no purpose; its incomprehensible duration is the joke, and in lieu of a punch line, Carpenter gives us punches. Lots of punches. It is, as philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek puts it, totally irrational, and totally brilliant.WWF legend Piper, who died this week at 61, plays Nada, a transient construction worker whose name we only know from the credits. He wanders into town looking for work, and instead stumbles upon an alien plot to control humanity using consumerism. These aliens are really ugly things with formaldehyde faces, all scarred and piebald like syphilis victims. They hide among the denizens of Los Angeles, working white-collar jobs, controlling the television stations, embedding their »

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Roddy Piper vs Keith David: Relive the incredible fight scene from They Live

1 August 2015 2:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"I'm giving you a choice...

either put on those glasses or start eating that trash can."

Roddy Piper, the WWE legend who passed away yesterday (July 31), became a cult star on the big screen thanks to his role in John Carpenter's They Live.

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper 1954-2015: The wrestling world pays tribute

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper: The WWE icon in 5 classic bouts

The 1988 film saw Piper play a nameless drifter (John Nada in the credits) who discovers a pair of sunglasses that reveal aliens living among the masses. They Live featured on of the great movie fight scenes of all time as Piper brawled with Keith David.

You can watch the whole epic showdown - head-locks, eye-gouging, biting and all - in the video above.

They Live director Carpenter posted his own tribute to Piper on Facebook, writing: "Devastated to hear the news of my friend Roddy Piper's passing today. »

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They Live Actor and WWE Star Rowdy Roddy Piper Dead at 61

31 July 2015 11:45 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Professional wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and is the star of John Carpenter's "They Live," has died Thursday. He was 61 years old. "Rod passed peacefully in his sleep last night," said his representative, Jay Schachter. "I am shocked and beyond devastated. He was an amazing man and a true friend. He was one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known. This is a true loss to us all." In addition to "They Live," Piper appeared in two episodes of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." WWE chairman Vince McMahon paid tribute to Piper shortly after the news of his death broke. "Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE," McMahon wrote on Twitter. "Beloved by millions of fans around the world. I extend my deepest condolences to his family. »

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