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Wonder Wheel – Review

Woody Allen’s latest is a disappointment, but even a lower-drawer Woody like Wonder Wheel, which is anchored by a quartet of outstanding lead performances, is worth a look. Set around 1950, Wonder Wheel tells the story of 26-year old Carolina (Juno Temple), on the run from her mobster husband and his crew after ratting them out. She takes refuge at the home of her estranged father Humpty (Jim Belushi) and his second wife Genny (Kate Winslet). They live with Genny’s young son Richie (Jack Gore), a budding arsonist, in a cramped apartment on the grounds of the Coney Island Amusement Park that quakes beneath the titular Ferris Wheel (shades of Alvy’s childhood in Annie Hall). Carolina’s unexpected appearance could not have come at a worse time. Genny and Humpty were at one time a pair of alcoholics that found each other when they were at a low point,
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Prince Of Darkness and Assault On Precinct 13 Steelbook Blu-rays Coming in 2018 from Scream Factory

Following their Steelbook releases of The Fog, They Live, and Escape from New York, Scream Factory will pay tribute to the Master of Horror once again on March 27th with 10,000 limited edition Steelbooks for both John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness and Assault on Precinct 13.

From Scream Factory: "Our Steelbook® releases this past Summer of The Fog, They Live, and Escape from New York were very successful so we’re offering two more from John Carpenter’s roster next Spring!

Prince Of Darkness and Assault On Precinct 13 are being reissued in limited-edition Steelbook packaging with only 10,000 of each being produced. Official Release Date for both is March 27th but they will ship two weeks early if you order directly from us.

- The artwork you see pictured on both come to us from by artist Nathanael Marsh (who also conceived the designs for the last steelbook round). If
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The Middle on ABC: Cancelled or Renewed for Season 10?

Vulture Watch What in the heck is up with the Hecks? Has the The Middle TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 10th season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Middle, season 10. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A family sitcom airing on the ABC television network, The Middle stars Patricia Heaton, Mike Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer. The comedy centers on the Heck family. Frankie (Heaton) and Mike (Flynn) are middle-aged, middle-class parents. They live in the middle of the country with their three children, easy going Axl (McDermott),
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Who Is Annette Roque? 5 Things to Know About Matt Lauer's Wife, a Model and Mom of 3

Who Is Annette Roque? 5 Things to Know About Matt Lauer's Wife, a Model and Mom of 3
In the aftermath of Matt Lauer‘s termination from NBC after accusations of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” it remains unclear where things stand with his wife of 19 years, Annette Roque.

Although neither have commented on the status of their relationship amid the scandal, a source told People on Wednesday that the 59-year-old TV personality’s “family is his focus at the moment.”

And in Lauer’s statement about the accusations on Thursday, he said, “The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am
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We Found Out Exactly Where Randall and Beth Pearson Live on This Is Us

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If you're anything like us, the commercial breaks during Fall's most emotional show, This Is Us, are spent equal parts bawling your eyes out and furiously googling answers to the questions you have. As a tried-and-true New Jersey resident (yep, I'm a lifer!), I found myself constantly wondering where exactly Randall Pearson and his family reside. There are plenty of hints that he's a fellow Garden State resident sprinkled throughout both seasons - they fostered Deja from Newark, for instance - but I needed something tangible and set my heart on finding it. Let's start with the basics: the Pearson family lives in an enormous house with a sizable yard that's pretty far away from their surrounding neighbors. That alone screams Jersey suburbs. But when you factor in Randall's commute to New York City for work for the entire first season and how he still has time to squeeze in
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Interview: Michael Ballif Talks The Witching Season and They Live Inside Us Feature

Recently I watched an indie horror anthology series online called “The Witching Season.” The series was created by Michael Ballif and consists of 5 separate short films centered around the most beloved holiday of Halloween. Being a fan of anthology series like “Tales from the Crypt” and “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” I took […]

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We Already Know Where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Live After the Wedding

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We Already Know Where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Live After the Wedding
People were swooning worldwide on Nov. 27 when the British royal family announced the engagement of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. The two have been dating for almost two years, though they did not appear publicly until Summer 2016. The wedding is slated for Spring 2018! After they are wed (and presumably go jetting off for their honeymoon), where will they live when they return to England? Well, it sounds like Prince Harry is going to be taking a page from his big brother's book. Harry and Meghan, whose official title will be Duchess of Sussex when she marries into the royal family, are going to set up shop in Nottingham Cottage, a small house on the grounds of the royal estate, Kensington Palace. According to The Sun, it is where Harry has already been living and where Meghan has been staying during the couple's courtship. RelatedBarack Obama's Reaction to Pal Prince Harry
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The Real Story Behind Those Crystal Foxes in Star Wars 8

The Real Story Behind Those Crystal Foxes in Star Wars 8
The mysterious crystal foxes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi have been given a name. Much ink has been spilled about the Porgs in the latest Star Wars movie, but fans have been very curious about these mysterious fox creatures ever since they debuted in the full-length trailer. Now, we know that their proper name is a Vulptex, or Vulptices, for plural. In addition to their name, some new information on the Vulptex has been revealed.

The new Star Wars creatures inhabit the planet Crait, which is set to make its debut in The Last Jedi. The creatures are said to "run across the salt flats and burrow deep within the crevasses of this former hideout for the Rebel Alliance." The planet dates back to the events of the original trilogy, in terms of Star Wars lore, but it's new to fans and these creatures are going to be part
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Crystal Foxes Will Shine Their Way into Your Heart

Right now, it seems like all the love for new creatures in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is going towards the porgs, but they’re not the only new bit of fauna in the upcoming sequel. As we’ve seen in the trailers, there are some crystal foxes and EW has shed a little light on the sparkly creatures. A singular crystal fox is called a vulptex, and a pack of them are vulptices. They live on the mineral-rich world of Crait, which used to be a hideout for the Rebel Alliance during the events of the original trilogy. …
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Q&A: Filmmaker Aaron B. Koontz on the Creative Team & Subgenres of New Horror Comedy Anthology Scare Package

  • DailyDead
As a producer, Aaron B. Koontz has helped bring some of the most thought-provoking horror films to life in recent years. This past summer saw the release of Koontz's feature-length directorial debut, Camera Obscura, and Koontz and his Paper Street Pictures production company are wasting no time moving forward on their next project, Scare Package, a horror comedy anthology that he's overseeing with Cameron Burns. In addition to directing his own segment, Koontz is bringing together some of the most exciting independent filmmakers in horror for Scare Package, and we recently caught up with Koontz for our latest Q&A feature to discuss assembling the creative team and subverting subgenres in his new anthology.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Aaron. When and how did you and Cameron Burns come up with the idea for the new horror anthology Scare Package?

Aaron B. Koontz: Our last film,
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Lady Bird movie review: flights of adolescent angsty (#LFF2017)

MaryAnn’s quick take… An emotional feast full of humor and pathos about the audacity, the wonder, the horror that is female adolescence. Beautiful, bittersweet, and very generous. I’m “biast” (pro): I am desperate for movies about girls and women; love Ronan and Gerwig

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Herewith the single authentic movie about being a teenaged girl that our male-dominated entertainment sphere has begun to begrudgingly allow us annually. Last year’s was The Edge of Seventeen; 2015’s was The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird is like those films, in that it is an emotional feast about the audacity and the wonder and the horror that is female adolescence the likes of which we oh-so rarely get to see onscreen. It is a nightmare and an adventure that will resonant with
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Cinepocalypse 2017 Review: The Lodgers is a Gorgeous Gothic Ghost Story

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I liked enough of 2014’s Let Us Prey, the debut feature from Irish filmmaker Bryan O’Malley, to want to see whatever he would do next. In addition to conjuring up some truly nightmarish imagery, O’Malley displayed an incredible talent for stylized visuals and slow-burn pacing. His follow-up film, this year’s The Lodgers, is a totally different kind of horror movie, but one which again showcases many of O’Malley’s same gifts as a visual storyteller.

This gothic ghost story, set in early 20th century Ireland, follows a pair of orphaned twin siblings, Rachel and Edward (Charlotte Vega and Bill Milner), who are more or less prisoners of the mansion they inherited and now inhabit alone. They live by a strict set of rules that keep them confined indoors, lest invoking the anger of the Lodgers, the ghosts who share their cursed home. As their eighteenth birthday
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‘It Comes At Night’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Griffin Robert Faulkner, Riley Keogh | Written and Directed by Trey Edward Shults

Ah, the thrill of plunging into a good movie with no prior knowledge. It’s rare, not simply because of the ubiquity of marketing material in the connected world, but also because said films don’t usually live up to the version imagined in one’s own mind… It Comes At Night is a dark, small-scale apocalyptic thriller that works best if all you know is that it’s a dark, small-scale apocalyptic thriller. It is taut, tense, brutal, scary, and filled with perfectly calibrated performances. Now, go see it.

Okay, if you must know more, here we go. The setting is sometime after some kind of apocalypse. An old man is dying. Paul (Joel Edgerton) takes him to the woods, shoots him, and then incinerates his body.
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Sliff 2017 Review – Coyotes Kill For Fun

Blake Eckard’s Coyotes Kill For Fun screens Saturday, November 4th at 7:00pm at The Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis) as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information can be found Here.

In “Coyotes Kill for Fun,” the latest from Northwest Missouri indie filmmaker and Sliff favorite Blake Eckard, a backwoods babysitter agrees to help an abused mother of two escape her lunatic boyfriend, but his psychotic brother is headed back to the area, and he has a fraught history with everyone involved. Filmed over three years in Missouri, Montana, and La, “Coyotes” had a long gestation: Two-thirds was first shot back in March 2014, and a trio of cinematographers — Eckard, St. Louisan Cody Stokes, and American-indie legend Jon Jost — passed the baton behind the camera. Despite the prolonged production, “Coyotes” maintains a totally consistent — and utterly original — vision. The film features such Eckard regulars as Tyler Messner,
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October Horrors 2017 Day 31 – They Live (1988)

They Live, 1988.

Directed by John Carpenter.

Starring Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, and George “Buck” Flower.

Synopsis:

An unemployed drifter arriving in Los Angeles looking for work who, thanks to a pair of special sunglasses, uncovers a mysterious conspiracy in which humanity has been enslaved by greed, consumerism, and ignorance by a sinister alien presence hiding in plain sight.

Well, we did it.

For the second year in a row, we’ve survived another 31 days of October Horrors.

This year we’ve looked at the wide variety of the kinds of horror the big screen can offer. We’ve had sci-fi horror, body horror, satirical horror, psychological horror, horror that arguably isn’t horror but this is my list so I’m talking about it anyway, and so on.

We looked at films with all manner of monsters from serial killers, aliens, space vampires, psychic teens, murderous hitch-hikers, Satan
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John Carpenter Confirms New ‘Halloween’ Movie Will Ignore the Sequels

There may be no more storied and distinguished American horror director than John Carpenter. His closest competition would be George Romero and Tobe Hooper but Carpenter's is easily the most visually accomplished of the three. Carpenter is responsible for at least six classics that transcend the horror and science-fiction genres' supposed low-brow pleasures, including The Thing, Escape from New York, They Live, Starman, Christine, and most notably, Halloween. [caption id="attachment_662723" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Universal/caption] Over the last decade, Rob Zombie has made one admirable remake and a frankly visionary sequel to that …
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Kenny Chesney on Making 'Magic' with Live Album — and His Very Passionate Fanbase

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Kenny Chesney on Making 'Magic' with Live Album — and His Very Passionate Fanbase
As No Shoes Nation knows, there’s something extra special about a summer night spent at a Kenny Chesney concert.

The clearest illustration of that island vibe may be perfectly captured on the above live video of the country star’s hit “Pirate Flag,” premiering exclusively on People. This particular rendition of the track will be featured on the Chesney’s upcoming album, Live in No Shoes Nation. It’s one of 30 songs on the double disc set of Chesney’s personal favorite live performances, out Friday.

When picking which live performances to include on the album, Chesney had some “simple” criteria: “magic.
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There’s A Rowdy Roddy Piper Documentary Out There, & Here’s The Trailer

One of the WWE’s all-time greats was Rowdy Roddy Piper, a man referred to as the equally legendary Ric Flair as “the most gifted entertainer in the history of professional wrestling”. Piper, who had screen credits like They Live and Hell Comes To Frogtown, paved the way for future greats to make the transition from the squared circle to the movie screen, and now, Piper has returned one last time in a new documentary called Roddy Piper: In His Own Words. You can watch the trailer for the new Rowdy Roddy Piper documentary in the player below.

Rowdy Roddy Piper documentary trailer released

Piper started his professional wrestling career in the 1970s, starting off for Mike and Gene LeBell’s Nwa Hollywood Wrestling. He wrestled three matches with the WWF under Vince McMahon, Sr. in 1979 at Madison Square Garden, but appeared properly for the world’s biggest pro-wrestling
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Documentary Roddy Piper: In His Own Words releases trailer

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I was never really a big fan of wrestling, but I still became a fan of Roddy Piper through his iconic roles in films like They Live and Hell Comes To Frogtown. So his passing was still pretty affecting to me. And from most accounts he seemed like a nice guy, even if he played an all-time great asshole on the WWF (or WWE as it's known today). And now he's getting his own documentary, Roddy Piper: In His Own Words,... Read More...
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John Carpenter’s ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998’ Resurrects the Horror Master’s Classic Music

John Carpenter’s ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998’ Resurrects the Horror Master’s Classic Music
Not only is John Carpenter an acclaimed filmmaker behind some of the best horror movies ever made – Halloween, The Thing, They Live – he’s also the creator of some of the best horror movie music. Just as E.T. wouldn’t be nearly as effective without John Williams’ orchestral score, Halloween would be a lesser film without Carpenter’s eerie yet simple themes, made up […]

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