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Want to win a signed DVD copy of the zombie horror comedy Me and My Mates vs. the Zombie Apocalypse courtesy of your friends at Daily Dead? If so, then continue reading today's Horror Highlights! Also: a look at preview pages and cover artwork from the comic Prometheus: Life and Death #2 and details on the foreign distribution rights for Death Camp.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject “Me and My Mates vs. the Zombie Apocalypse Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on July 11th. This contest »
- Tamika Jones
Before Daniel Falicki’s Accidental Exorcist is released this Friday, check out three clips from the film! Also in today’s Highlights: a new clip from Me and My Mates Vs. The Zombie Apocalypse and DVD / Digital HD release details for Model Hunger.
Watch Three Clips from Accidental Exorcist: “All Richard really wants is to finish his book but fate dealt him a very strange hand – he is a natural born Exorcist. In fact, he is the best there ever was and with possessions on the rise across the city, he’s booked solid. Reluctantly, he faces the fact that performing exorcisms is the only thing he’s truly good at even though it’s wearing him down and making his life utterly miserable. Case after case, he stares evil incarnate in the face, taking on satanic forces to help those in need. However, he soon finds his power »
- Tamika Jones
When Sam shows up at your door, usually your luck has officially run out, but Mezco Toyz’s Sam doll is an exception to that rule. Accompanying Sam in today’s Horror Highlights, we have a new clip from Me and My Mates Vs. The Zombie Apocalypse, a trailer for the short film Bad Acid, and Echoes graphic novel cover art and release details.
Mezco Toyz’s Trick ‘R Treat Doll: From Mezco Toyz: “He may look like a child dressed for trick or treating, but Sam is the personification of Halloween itself.
Straight from the film Trick ‘r Treat comes Sam, the enforcer of the rules of Halloween. Beneath his apparently innocent scarecrow mask is his misshapen, demonic head. Part pumpkin, part supernatural being, Sam shows no mercy to those who show disrespect to his holiday.
Sam comes complete with his infamous and mysterious sack and his deadly oversized lollipop. »
- Tamika Jones
For Jessica (Juliana Harkavy), the last shift at the precinct may be her final shift. Daily Dead is holding a contest for Anthony Diblasi’s Last Shift, and two lucky winners will receive one Blu-ray copy of the film. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: Kickstarter details for Burial Plots and a trailer / release news for the Australian zombie comedy, Me and My Mates vs. the Zombie Apocalypse.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Last Shift Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on April 26th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted. »
- Tamika Jones
The first official trailer for Special Correspondents, an upcoming Netflix original comedy written and directed by Ricky Gervais, has been released. Gervais also stars in the film as a struggling radio journalist, who fakes “frontline war reports from a NYC hideout” alongside Eric Bana’s hapless technician. Watch the hilarious trailer below…
While Gervais is a well-known and highly respected comedian/comedic actor, Bana, too, is no stranger to making people laugh, despite landing dramatic work more often. At the start of his career, the actor appeared on an Australian sketch comedy show entitled Full Frontal, which essentially launched his career; additionally, he had a small role in 2009’s Funny People and stole nearly every scene he was in.
Later this year, Gervais’s The Office spinoff film, David Brent: Life on the Road, will be released as well. Check out new posters from the film here.
- Justin Cook
Francis Ford Coppola, J.J. Abrams and Ricky Gervais will participate in the "Tribeca Talks" series of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, running April 13th to 24th in New York City. Alfonso Cuarón, Jodie Foster, Patti Smith, Joss Whedon, Olivia Wilde, Samantha Bee and Baz Luhrmann will also appear at the 15th annual fest, along with many other filmmakers, artists and executives.
"Tribeca Talks: Directors Series" will feature Foster with Julie Taymor, Whedon in conversation with Mark Ruffalo, Abrams with Chris Rock, Luhrmann with Nelson George and Cuarón with an as-yet-unannounced moderator. »
One of the nation’s most intriguing TV journalists is meticulous in his preparation. Every video clip that appears on his show is fact-checked. An attorney is often called upon to vet the contents of his reports. When some of his digging uncovered things related to the National Security Agency, he had staffers on his show give the agency a call to get its side of the story.
The reporter’s name? John Oliver.
Oliver wouldn’t nominate himself for a Pulitzer Prize (though he has won a Peabody Award), and takes great pains to explain that he’s just trying to make people laugh. “We are on the same day, and the comparison ends there,” he said of “60 Minutes,” the venerable CBS newsmagazine to which many equate his HBO program, “Last Week Tonight.” Yet Oliver is only one of a cadre of talk-show comedians pushing the genre into new territory. »
- Brian Steinberg
We've been busy busy with interviews, awards pieces, Silence of the Lambs anniversary, and more so we're way behind on film news. So let's get caught up with news, awardage, and random recommended links...
• Pajiba Meryl Streep getting herself into trouble with an African comment when asked about diversity
• LongReads Pregnancy in movies with Mad Max Fury Road as starting point
• Inverse The Rock gleefully warning fans he'll get naked on HBO's Ballers
• Regal Cinemas cute teaser poster for Finding Dory
Casting & Production
• Variety Amy Schumer trying her hand at drama. She's joined the »
- NATHANIEL R
If there was an Aacta award for Australia's busiest screenwriter, Andrew Knight would take the prize in a cakewalk..
In between trips to La and London (where he's developing a film with Jonathan Teplitzky, Shakespeare in Love's David Parfitt and Essential's Ian Collie), Knight managed to churn out a new season of Rake and another Jack Irish, the latter of which premieres this Thursday on the ABC.
"It was just insanity", Knight said..
"I'm taking a huge break at the moment. I don't know how long, but I'm taking a long time off. I'm off to India shortly with my wife".
- Harry Windsor
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Supergirl, NCIS, American Horror Story and The Daily Show!
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10 items from 2016
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