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Tony Sokol Sep 14, 2017
John Carpenter made movies so he could record the soundtracks. He’s made some great movies of course, classics like Halloween, They Live and The Fog, which he scored beautifully, and the films Carpenter directed made him a household name. He is a rock star film director.
But he doesn’t care about any of that. He never did. He always wanted to be a rock star rock star. The movies, they were fun. They kept a lot of people up at night. But really, if you asked Carpenter, he’d have preferred they stayed up dancing to his songs. And let’s face it, some of his melodies, like the theme from Halloween, get caught in your head, harder to escape than Escape From New York. »
The Master of Horror driving the 1958 Plymouth Fury scorned? This could be the coolest Halloween treat we get all year. John Carpenter steps both behind the wheel and the camera for a music video featuring a new twist on the iconic score for 1982's Christine, part of Carpenter's upcoming album Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, which he'll be performing live across North America this fall.
You can watch the new music video below, and in case you missed it, check here and read on for more details on Carpenter's new album and tour dates.
Director: John Carpenter
Producer: Sandy King"
- Derek Anderson
John Carpenter is giving horror fans the ultimate Halloween treat with the release of “Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998” this October. The compilation album brings together 13 of Carpenter’s most iconic movie themes, from “Halloween” to “They Live,” “The Thing,” “Starman,” and “Escape From New York.” In what could be the first of many music videos released in the lead up to the album’s debut, Carpenter has dropped the official video for the theme from “Christine,” and it’s essentially a remake of the movie in four minutes and thirty-three seconds.
“Christine” was released in December 1983 and starred Keith Gordon as an unpopular teenager whose new car, a vintage Plymouth Fury named Christine, turns out to be sentient and incredibly violent. The film was hardly one of Carptener’s biggest hits, grossing only $21 million domestically, »
- Zack Sharf
On October 20th, horror master John Carpenter will be releasing Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 via Sacred Bones Records. A compilation album of rerecorded themes from the director’s films, the album will feature themes such as They Live, Dark Star, Prince… Continue Reading →
- Jonathan Barkan
The Children Act review
Thompson plays hard-working, and indeed hardened London high court Judge Fiona Maye, an expert in high-profile cases, and particularly those that involve minors. The film opens with Maye presiding over a case involving conjoined twins where she rules that they must be separated despite the fact that one of them will almost certainly be killed as a result. It is apparent that although being married for over 30 years, Maye doesn’t have kid of her own, but she »
- Paul Heath
Darren Aronofsky must love a good allegory, although making one himself appears to be a different matter entirely in mother!. Starting out as Aronofsky returning to his wheelhouse of paranoia thrillers in the vein of Pi and Black Swan, mother! becomes something much different and flat-out stupid than anything he’s made up to this point. Yes, the usual elements are all here — the mental breakdown of its lead character, the handheld, close-up visuals he adopted since The Wrestler, and the descent into full-blown madness in the final act – but they’re working within a thematic scale around the same size as his biblical epic Noah. The ideas may be big, but Aronofsky’s brain is still as small as it’s always been, leaving mother! as an exercise in watching someone drive their one, ridiculous idea straight off the tallest cliff imaginable. It’s one of the most insane »
- The Film Stage
Everything is being remade, rebooted or revived nowadays, so why not a sequel to the 1984 sci-fi romance Starman? The movie's leading man Jeff Bridges believes it's high time this actually happened. And he wants to see it soon. He also knows how it can happen, which should come as a no brainer for anyone who has seen the movie.
Starman comes as kind of an anomaly in director John Carpenter's career. He is mostly known for working in the horror genre, but has been known to step outside that realm with comedy adventures like Big Trouble in Little China and thrillers like Escape from New York. But comedy, romance and science fiction was never something he dabbled in much.
Just a few days ago console fans of 7 Days to Die were treated to the news that Summer Update number 2 was on it’s way, from that point on we were all riding the hype train and getting totally excited for the new POIs and traders that were coming our way. Now, the hype train is in full throttle as The Fun Pimps, Iron Galaxy and Telltale Games announce that this update will be arriving at midnight Pst, which is 7am Utc/GMT Sept 6th. We have also been treated to a few new screenshots, which you can find below…
This new update will bring the highly anticipated traders to the game. Running short of ammo and can’t be bothered to loot the brass needed for it just go see the trader, it’s a quick fix solution. Along with traders we will get a revised mining set up, »
- Andrew Newton
Console fans of zombie survival game 7 Days to Die can start boarding the hype train as The Fun Pimps announce patch 11 has been submitted to Microsoft and Sony. Despite all the new content released in the Summer Update 1 we’ve all been eager to see what delights were to be brought to us in the next update and now, thanks to Clare at The Fun Pimps forum, we know. Patch 11 will be Version 126.96.36.199 on the Xbox One and Version 1.16 on the Playstation 4.
Those of you who were paying attention in the last update will have noticed the ‘$’ sign that has appeared above the inventory window and probably expected traders to be on their way. Well, if you were hoping they were coming then you won’t be disappointed as the traders have set up shops to sell a variety of items including those that cannot be obtained elsewhere on the map. »
- Andrew Newton
By the time Rosalynn McGinnis was 18 years old, she had already been held captive for six years and was raising three children. Her life was a nightmare, and there did not seem to be an end in sight.
She says Henri Piette, her former stepfather and the man she claims abducted her from school when she was in the sixth grade, was determined to make sure no one was looking for her.
There was only one way to do that: She needed to be removed from the national missing-persons registry.
“He parked three blocks down the road from the Phoenix »
- Elaine Aradillas
Last year, Master of Horror John Carpenter rocked North America (and beyond) with synth-infused live performances of tracks from his Lost Themes II album, and now Carpenter has announced a new album, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998, featuring themes from 13 of his films. Get ready to mark your calendars, too, because Carpenter is hitting the road once again to bring his transcendent tracks to life on stage.
John Carpenter's new Anthology tour kicks off on October 29th in Las Vegas and currently features 14 tour dates in cities across the United States and Canada. You can check out the full schedule in the image below or by visiting Sacred Bones Records' official website.
We also have details and a look at the cover art for John Carpenter's new Anthology vinyl album that comes out on October 20th, including the audio for the "In the Mouth of Madness" track, which you can »
- Derek Anderson
If you’ve seen the commercials with a transforming razor, that’s the latest addition to the vast Transformers mythology, Hydrobot. He was introduced earlier this summer through Idw’s one-shot comic, Schick Hydrobot and the Transformers, written by John Barber and drawn by Steve Kurth. Barber is the writer for Idw’s Optimus Prime while Kurth has had an extensive career with Hasbro, illustrating their G.I. Joe comics in the early 2000s.
Hydrobot’s debut was featured as a digital first comic and later in print with plans to turn it into a motion comic. Its currently on Idw’s site for free for fans who want to see the new bot’s introduction, loosely tying into Transformers: The Last Knight. The synopsis for the comic is:
“Schick’s Hydrobot makes his debut in a one-of-a-kind comic book, »
- Ricky Church
Out on Blu-ray and DVD beginning August 15th is Union Furnace, a new horror thriller from Metropol Pictures that follows a group of strangers playing a deadly game that could lead to either a massive payday or a grisly death. For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with co-star and co-writer Mike Dwyer as well as co-writer/director Nicholas Bushman to discuss working with Keith David (Platoon, The Thing, They Live), potential sequels, and much more for their new movie.
Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Nicholas and Mike. When did you two first come up with the idea for Union Furnace?
Mike Dwyer: A few cold winters ago back when we were finishing up Sandbar, our first movie. Nick already had the character that I play, Cody Roy, for some time, but was looking for a road for him to walk down. »
- Derek Anderson
In case you missed it, Khloé Kardashian has a new man in her life: NBA player Tristan Thompson.
And, naturally, we have a lot of questions. Like, how long have they been together? Is it serious? How does Kris Jenner feel about this?
We might not know all of those answers, but there are quite a few things we do know about her new beau.
He’S Very Much Her Type
Twenty-six-year-old Thompson already has an impressive NBA career under his belt. Originally from Canada, he was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2011, and helped the team win its first NBA Championship in June. »
- Julia Emmanuele
"Thank you very much!" "You're not welcome!" A24 has debuted the first official trailer for the outstanding indie film The Florida Project, the latest feature from Tangerine director Sean Baker. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year to rave reviews - read mine here. The film tells the story of Halley, played by Bria Vinaite, and her daughter Moonee, played by Brooklynn Prince. They live at The Magic Castle, a motel in Orlando just in the backyard of Disneyland. Moonee and her friends run around causing all kinds of trouble and it's such a delight to watch them. Willem Dafoe also stars in one of his best performances of his career, and I really mean that. This film is really something special, and you can see why with this trailer - which captures the magic and charm of this beautiful film just perfectly. One of the year's best indie gems. »
- Alex Billington
Everyone loves to be pleasantly surprised by a movie. What's even better? Being surprised by being pleasantly surprised by a movie. There is no known expectation of The Nut Job sequel being any good in any way. The 2014 original proved to be one of the worst offenders in the bloated category of irritating animated kids movies. Snarky talking squirrels hatch a scheme to steal the mother load of delicious, sustaining nuts. Annoying wisecracks and grating "comedy" abounds amid subpar animation. In the end, everyone gets what they want: a life of comfort, ease and pleasure as they forever gorge themselves on the abandoned stock in the basement of a closed-down gourmet nut shop, just across the street from their park home. They live...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
As Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) recalled on the show’s recent Blu-ray release (via ComicBook.com), filming scenes that involved the deaths of big-name characters – namely Glenn and Abraham, in this instance – “sucked,” and though his on-screen maniac relished the experience of lining up Rick and his ragtag group of survivors, Morgan admitted, “I hated doing that.”
He wasn’t the only one, either. Speaking as part of Twd‘s poignant In Memoriam featurette, Andrew Lincoln went on to remember “two dear, dear friends” and essentially bid farewell to Steven Yeun and Michael Cudlitz’s respective characters.
To lose those two soldiers and dear, dear friends… I sort of was in denial about the whole thing. It’s essential. What you’re »
- Michael Briers
Let’s face it: the guy’s face has been in a literal mile-long list of projects, and every one of them he’s knocked out of the park – from the early days of The Thing, Platoon and They Live right on… Continue Reading →
- Matt Boiselle
Premiering at FrightFest in London on the 28th August, Teddy Bears Picnic is a proof of concept horror short from Tom Hodge – aka The Dude Designs – the poster artist behind artwork for films such Hobo with A Shotgun (2011), The Innkeepers (2011), The Heat (2013), WolfCop (2014), The Other Side of The Door (2016), and They Live.
Written, produced, directed and financed by Hodge, the short film stars Abby Miller (Justified, Aquarius & The Sinner TV series), Laurence R Harvey (Human Centipede 2+3, ABCs of Death 2 & The Editor) and Lorelei Winterfrost; and is inspired by the classic 1907 melody of the same name… only this time re-envisioned as a nightmarish fable that twists the concept of childhood innocence!
I love horror as a genre for its pure unabashed creativity. It gives you a wider scope to create unique characters and settings. What are nightmares if not essentially creative? I particularly loved the creativity of high »
- Phil Wheat
With Season 13 of “The Bachelorette” wrapping up Monday night, ABC’s “Bachelor” franchise has officially hit 40 seasons.
Between the flagship series “The Bachelor” which debuted in 2002, “The Bachelorette,” and summer spinoffs “Bachelor Pad” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” the mega-dating show is one of the biggest hits to ever grace television. And ABC has already greenlit yet another spinoff, “The Bachelor Winter Games,” which is set to premiere in February.
Despite long-running success, the franchise has come with its fair share of controversy.
ABC was hit with years upon years of criticism from fans and critics for the reality show’s lack of casting diverse contestants throughout the network’s run. This past season, that finally changed with 32-year-old attorney Rachel Lindsay finally cast as “The Bachelorette,” marking the first-ever African-American lead on the entire franchise.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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