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Celebrating bad artwork on DVD reissues

17 April 2015 5:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

When a DVD gets a reissue, its distributor tends to change the artwork. Er, not always for the better...

Movie studios love having large catalogues of older movies. They guarantee a revenue stream after all, through TV sales, streaming services, and the occasional repackaging of a DVD and/or Blu-ray edition.

But new packaging means new artwork, and a star who was hot when the film first came around may have faded since. Plus, audience trends change. Plus, there's the added bonus of luring people to buy two copies. Marvellous!

Most of the time, artwork updates go without a hitch. But in recent times, particularly with 90s movies we've noticed, some of the updates, er, 'dumb things down' slightly. Most of these exhibits are from the UK, we should note. If we broadened it more than we had into the Us - which we may do in a future piece »

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Watch: 'Orange is the New Black' Star Uzo Aduba in Exclusive Trailer for Her First Movie 'Pearly Gates'

14 April 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 'Orange is the New Black' Season 3 Trailer Check out the trailer for "Pearly Gates," a musical comedy film from debut filmmaker Scott Ehrlich, exclusively on Indiewire. The film stars Uzo Aduba ("Orange is the New Black") in her feature film debut, as well as Scott Grimes ("American Dad," "ER") and Lainie Kazan. It is based on a stage musical of the same name which follows Richard Whiner, a dying urologist who goes through the five stages of grief while trying to create his legacy (a senior living home called Pearly Gates) during his last three months of life. "Pearly Gates" premieres April 26 at the Newport Beach Film Festival. »

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Crush of the week: Gabrielle Union

11 April 2015 5:16 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

‘Union is a classic Cool Girl, the type that appeals to men and women: she’s fun and sporty, and beautiful in that girl-next-door way; she also looks like she means business’

1999 was a magical year for teen movies: it was when 10 Things I Hate About You and She’s All That were released. These two films have one actor in common, Gabrielle Union, and she fills her second-fiddle position with aplomb. Her screen time is limited to serving the arcs of the main players (Julia Stiles, Rachael Leigh Cook), but you still notice her: as Chastity in 10 Things, she asks the great question, “Can you ever just be whelmed?”. She was 26 at the time, playing 17.

Union, now 42, began her showbiz life as a model. This led to small TV roles, then movies, supplemented with appearances in Friends, ER and Ugly Betty. She’s a classic Cool Girl, the type »

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Fortitude: Sky Atlantic confirms second series

10 April 2015 1:03 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sky Atlantic and Pivot have ordered a second series of frosty supernatural murder mystery, Fortitude

Good news, Fortitude fans – a second season is on the way. Pivot (a Participant Media company) and Sky Atlantic confirmed the news yesterday, to tie in with the series one finale.

“From the first episode, audiences responded to the incredibly rich world Simon Donald created, where nature and civilization collide with catastrophic results,” said Pivot head honcho Kent Rees.

Fortitude hasn't been shy about offing its stars over the course of the first run, so much so that fans are already scratching their heads at who's left in that amazing cast (which featured, let's remember, Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Sofie Grabol, Richard Dormer and Christopher Eccleston) to return for the second series. Er, our best idea? Make it a prequel. About the mammoth.

Series creator Simon Donald will surely return to writing and executive producer duties, »

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Grey's Anatomy Recap: Business and Displeasure

9 April 2015 7:21 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Watching this week’s Grey’s Anatomy, you might have thought that Owen had a pretty serious relationship problem on his hands. After all, Amelia went so far as to call their romance a mistake. (Ouch.) But, compared to the patient that Stephanie treated with Catherine, Hunt got off easy in “Crazy Love.” Read on, and I’ll tell you all about it.

RelatedGrey’s Anatomy Contract Scoop: Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey Sign New 2-Year Deals

Dangerous Curves | Upon learning about Owen and Amelia’s involvement just as Derek was headed back to D.C. to resign, Meredith warned »

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Will Forte Set to Guest Star on Disney Xd’s ‘Lab Rats’

9 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fresh off his Season 2 renewal for “Last Man on Earth,” Will Forte has booked another gig.

Forte will appear — in the flesh — in an episode of Disney Xd’s “Lab Rats”, Variety has learned. The “SNL” alum, who has flexed his voice-acting chops throughout the series as the smart-home system Eddy, will finally make a guest star appearance as Eddy in human form for the first time later this year.

The action-adventure series, which centers around a group of super-powered teens, stars Billy Unger, Spencer Boldman, Kelli Berglund, Tyrel Jackson Williams and Hal Sparks.

Past guest stars on the show, now in its fourth season, include Noah Wyle (“ER,” “Falling Skies”), Andre Ethier  of the L.A. Dodgers and Nascar racer Joey Logano.

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Horror actor Tom Towles dies, aged 65

7 April 2015 2:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Actor Tom Towles has died at the age of 65.

The character actor was a regular in Rob Zombie films and also starred in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer as a murderous sidekick, among many other movies.

Our buddy Tom Towles has died. He was a nice funny guy. We will miss him. #riptomtowles #halloween2007 #houseof1000corpses #thedevilsrejects

A photo posted by RobZombieofficial (@robzombieofficial) on Apr 5, 2015 at 1:57pm Pdt

Zombie announced Towles's death on Sunday (April 5) on Facebook.

"I just got word that our buddy Tom Towles has died," he wrote. "He was such a great guy and I am so grateful that we got to work together several times. He will be really missed."

Towles starred in the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead and Zombie's first film House of 1000 Corpses in 2003.

He later teamed up with Zombie in The Devil's Rejects, his version of Halloween and a segment of Grindhouse. »

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Tom Towles, Actor in Horror Movies, Dies at 65

6 April 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Towles, a character actor who appeared in horror movies and had a recurring role on “NYPD Blue,” died April 2 after suffering a stroke. He was 65.

Though he did have a small role in 1975’s “Dog Day Afternoon,” Towles was more associated with the films of Rob Zombie, appearing in “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects,” Zombie’s 2007 reboot of “Halloween” and the fake Zombie-shot trailer for “Werewolf Women of the S.S.” included in the 2007 film “Grindhouse.”

Towles memorably played the repugnant Otis in 1986 indie “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” and the obnoxious Harry Cooper in the 1990 remake of “Night of the Living Dead.”

Zombie remembered Towles on his Instagram page Monday, saying “He was a nice funny guy.”

 

Non-horror credits include “Mad Dog and Glory” (1993), “The Rock” (1996), “Doctor Dolittle” (1998) and 2006’s “Miami Vice.” His most recent film was 2008 horror comedy “Blood on the Highway.”

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Character Actor Tom Towles, Star of Horror Films, Dies at 65

6 April 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Character actor Tom Towles, who starred in a number of horror films, including those produced by musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie, has died. He was 65.

Zombie announced Towles's death on Facebook on Sunday, writing that he had just learned of the actor's passing. No details about Towles's death were made available.

"He was such a great guy and I am so grateful that we got to work together several times," Zombie wrote on Facebook. "He will be really missed."

I just got word that our buddy Tom Towles has died. He was such a great guy and I am so grateful that we got to work together several times. He will be really missed.

Posted by Rob Zombie on Sunday, April 5, 2015

Towles and Zombie collaborated on several horror flicks, including "House of 1000 Corpses," "The Devil's Rejects," and the 2007 "Halloween" remake. The late actor also starred in "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, »

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Character Actor Tom Towles Dead at 65

5 April 2015 7:34 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Otis, plug it in!”

It’s been a tough week for horror fans. First Robert Z’Dar passed away, and now Tom Towles. The actor would have a cult following if he had co-starred in nothing else but Henry Portrait Of  A Serial Killer in 1986. His Otis was based on Ottis Toole, the vile drifter who, along with Henry Lee Lucas (played in the film by Michael Rooker), left a trail of bodies in their wake. Towles was scary-good as Otis, and went on to co=star in a number of cult horror films including Tom Savini’s Night Of The Living Dead remake, The Borrower, and Fortress. Towles became a regular for director Rob Zombie with roles in House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’S Rejects, and Halloween. He had not appeared in a film since 2008, but had become a staple on the horror movie convention circuit. He died »

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Character Actor Tom Towles Dies at 65

5 April 2015 2:26 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Even if you don’t recognize the name Tom Towles — and few outside the alcoves of esoteric horror will — you may recognize his face if you watched any television in the ’90s: broad brow, ears jutting out just slightly too far, perpetually furrowed eyes and a hooked nose hanging just above a big bushy mustache. Towles, who passed away today at the age of 65, had a singular look and a singular presence that appeared, with varying degrees of brevity, on SeinfeldNYPD BlueL.A. LawERStar Trek: Deep Space Nine and Voyager, and Firefly. But those initiated into the cult of indie horror know Towles as Otis from John McNaughton’s notorious, nefarious Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Quickly shot on 16mm on an emaciated budget of $110,000 in 1985, the film didn’t soil screens until 1990, when it carved its way into horror history. Michael Rooker, then an unknown, »

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Video Round-Up: The Gift, Salem Season 2, Deep in the Darkness

3 April 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A blast from the past keeps a close eye on a newly moved couple in The Gift, the directorial debut of Joel Edgerton, who also stars in the film alongside Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall, as shown in the film's first trailer. We also have a look at a new promo for Salem Season 2 and two clips from Scream Factory's upcoming Blu-ray release of Deep in the Darkness.

The Gift: "Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Even if you are unaware of how, or when, and even who you may have wronged....chances are there is someone out there who won't ever forget it...or you.

Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn't recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, »

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New Salem Season 2 Trailer Gives an Extended Look at the Year Ahead

1 April 2015 2:34 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Just yesterday (in an article for Bloodline) I was lamenting that all of these good shows seem to be piling up and I'm running out of time to watch them. There's just so much good TV out there that it's an embarrassment of riches. My newest case in point is this Salem Season 2 trailer, a clip that gives us a much better look at what's to come from the show than either the atmospheric teaser or recent trailer was able to provide. Lots of blood, witches and general creepiness ensue. And I haven't even see the first season yet. Check out the extended Salem Season 2 trailer below. The show also stars Janet Montgomery and Shane West (along with guest stars Lucy Lawless and Stuart Townsend) and will return to Wgn on Sunday, April 5th at 10 p.m. Et. Here's the official synopsis for Salem Season 2: From creators, writers and executive producers Brannon Braga (“Cosmos, »

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Watch: ‘Salem’ Extended Season 2 Trailer Warns of Witch’s War

1 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In anticipation of the second season of “Salem,” Wgn America brewed up an extended trailer ahead of the April 5 premiere.

The trailer warns to “prepare for war,” as leading witch Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) is ready to fight off any adversaries attempting to vie for control over Salem.

Created and written by Brannon Braga (“Cosmos,” “24”) and Adam Simon (“The Haunting in Connecticut”), the series is a reimagining of the 17th century witch trial in colonial Massachusetts.

In addition to Montgomery, the cast includes Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”), Seth Gabel (“Fringe,” “Arrow”), Tamzin Merchant (“Jane Eyre”), Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”), Elise Eberle (“The Astronaut Farmer”) and Iddo Goldberg (“Mob City”). Lucy Lawless and Stuart Townsend have also joined season two.

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21 mainly forgotten Us number 1 movies from the 1990s

31 March 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The 1990s: a time when Sleepwalkers, Burt Reynolds, No Escape, Chevy Chase and F/X/2 could top the Us box office...

By the 1990s, studios were waking up to movie marketing, and the era of the blockbuster. Tim Burton's Batman, released in summer 1989, had introduced the idea of a big opening weekend, and modern movies now target their promotional work to get just that. As such, it's harder and harder for smaller films to snare the top slot at the Us box office, even for one weekend.

In the 1990s, particularly the first half of the 1990s, that wasn't so much the case though. In fact, many films that have long since fallen from the public conscious topped the chart. And in this piece, I've tried to capture some of them.

Inevitably, you're going to have heard of some of them, and what a UK dweller sees as a »

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Maria Bello Shares Kiss With Girlfriend Clare Munn at Gala—See the Sweet Photos!

27 March 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Maria Bello and Clare Munn are just the cutest! Wearing a black, draped, one shoulder jumpsuit, the 47-year-old Coyote Ugly and ER alum and her girlfriend, a media exec and human rights activist, were photographed kissing and staring at each other lovingly as they posed for photos at the 2015 Human Rights Campaign's Los Angeles Gala dinner earlier this month. Bello, who has a 14-year-old son from a previous relationship with a man, came out publicly in a New York Times essay published in November 2013, revealing she was in a relationship with a woman named Clare and calling herself a "whatever." She and Munn have since attended several events together and have also been »

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Bend It Like Beckham: Where are the cast of the 2002 box office hit now?

22 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Cast your minds back to 2002 - a time when Pop Idols didn't need to have The X Factor, Fifty Shades of Grey were just colours on a paint sampler chart and David Beckham was a mere international superstar rather than global megastar.

Bend It Like Beckham, with a modest estimated budget of £3.7 million, opened that same year and became a critical and commercial success - breaking box office records and scoring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, as well as making household names of many of its stars.

As the cast continues preparing for the West End stage adaptation of Gurinder Chadha's screen hit ahead of previews on May 15, find out what the movie's ensemble cast went on to achieve - including who is coming back for the musical...

Parminder Nagra (Jess Bhamra)

Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards on the back of the movie's success, Parminder went »

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The Voice UK series 4 live blog: Quarter-finals as they happened

21 March 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Hello, good evening and welcome to our first Voice UK live blog of 2015. In a neat twist of fate, we're going live at the same time as this year's hopefuls. How about that?

Based on previous series of the spinning-chair spectacular, don't expect any overly harsh judicial criticism from the coaching panel - but do expect the Top 12 contestants to take to the stage, plus performances from reigning Voice UK champion Jermain Jackman and the omnipresent Olly Murs.

Join us from 7.15pm tonight to find out how it all pans out. Maybe, if we're all really good, we'll even get a 'Yeah!' from the one and only Sir Tom Jones.

22:09Howard and Lara from Team Tom, Autumn from Team Ricky and Clark from Team Rita are going home. Ricky comes up to the stage to give Autumn a hug.

Sir Tom is "lost for words" that both his »

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The Voice UK series 4 live blog: Top 12 sing live in the quarter-finals

21 March 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Hello, good evening and welcome to our first Voice UK live blog of 2015. In a neat twist of fate, we're going live at the same time as this year's hopefuls. How about that?

Based on previous series of the spinning-chair spectacular, don't expect any overly harsh judicial criticism from the coaching panel - but do expect the Top 12 contestants to take to the stage, plus performances from reigning Voice UK champion Jermain Jackman and the omnipresent Olly Murs.

Join us from 7.15pm tonight to find out how it all pans out. Maybe, if we're all really good, we'll even get a 'Yeah!' from the one and only Sir Tom Jones.

21:54Smooth-voiced series 3 champ Jermain Jackman is back in the house, sharply attired in Voice UK red. 'How Will I Know' is a solid enough first single - but I think it undersells his talent, which is a bit of a shame. »

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Video Round-Up: Poltergeist, Salem, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scream Queens

20 March 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"The door to their world could close at any moment. I've got to go in and get her out." A commercial for the Poltergeist remake teases more horrors for the Bowen family. Also included in our latest video round-up is a new Salem Season 2 trailer and clip, along with a recent Avengers: Age of Ultron TV spot and another Scream Queens teaser.

Poltergeist: A remake of the 1982 film of the same name that was directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) and produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg, Poltergeist is rated PG-13 and will hit theaters in 2D and 3D on May 22nd.

Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt star as the Bowen parents, who move their family to a new home. Their children are played by Saxon Sharbino, Kennedi Clements, and Kyle Catlett. Jared Harris (Lincoln, The Quiet Ones) plays the star of a TV show, titled Haunted House Cleaners, »

- Derek Anderson

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