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Indie Spotlight

7 September 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for The Devil’s Hand and Motivational Growth, screening details from Cub, the short film lineup from Screamfest, first details on The Nightmare, and more:

The Devil’s Hand Trailer and Release Date Announced: “When six girls are born on the sixth day of the sixth month to different mothers in the small, devout village of New Bethlehem an ancient prophecy is set in motion — on their 18th birthday one of the girls will become the Devil’s Hand. As the day approaches and one by one the young women begin to disappear, terror overtakes the quiet community and those remaining girls band together to uncover who or what is behind these treacherous acts.

The Devil’s Hand will be available OnDemand and open in theaters »

- Tamika Jones

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Lake Mungo: The Most Unsettling Movie Where Nothing Happens

23 August 2014 12:51 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I’ve successfully been harassing the Killer Pov crew for a while now about watching the Australian ghost flick, Lake Mungo.  When I was a sophomore in college, I came across this film at a Family Video store and I knew absolutely nothing about it.  The cover art drew me in and I went through a phase where I was determined to watch every releasing from After Dark Horrorfest’s 8 Films To Die For series.  Of all of these entries, I comfortably argue that Lake Mungo is one of their best.  The story revolves around The Palmer Family of Ararat, Victoria in Australia.  Parental units June and Russell, along with their son Matty are dealing with the unexpected drowning of their daughter/sister, Alice.  The film is assembled like the most depressing episode of Dateline NBC one could ever watch, but it’s the strange occurrences that start shortly after »

- BJ Colangelo

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What I'm Watching Now: HBO's 'Captivated' reveals why we love vilifying pretty girls

18 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

If you’ve already binge-watched every critically acclaimed show out there and are wondering what to do next, TV critic Melissa Maerz has a few suggestions. Her column, “What I’m Watching Now,” is devoted to the best underhyped series on television (or Amazon, or Netflix, or whatever iDevice you’re using), whether they’re just premiering or have been lingering on your friends’ season pass queues for years.

Why do we love to watch pretty girls suffer?

I thought about that question a lot while watching Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart, a fascinating documentary that airs August 18 on HBO. »

- Melissa Maerz

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Movies This Week: August 15-21, 2014

15 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

 

The Austin Film Society's "Films Of Roger Corman" series (Jette's preview) continues this weekend at the Marchesa with 1961's The Pit And The Pendulum starring Vincent Price. Tonight's screening is a Free Member Friday event for any members of Afs (with General Admission tickets also available). It will also screen again on Sunday afternoon. Tom Gilroy's The Cold Lands is scheduled for a "Best of the Fests" booking on Tuesday at the Marchesa and Thursday's Essential Cinema selection features Barbara Stanwyck (Elizabeth's preview) in William Wellman's Lady Of Burlesque. This extrememly rare 35mm print is on loan from the Library Of Congress, making it a night you won't want to miss! 

Austin Film Society is also presenting the Texas premiere of Sin City: A Dame To Die For in 3D on Wednesday evening at the Paramount. Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and (just announced!) Frank Miller will be in attendance for an introduction, »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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Long Lost Family tops Monday ratings with 4.3m on ITV

22 July 2014 3:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Long Lost Family topped the Monday ratings outside soaps, according to overnights.

The ITV series brought in 4.30 million (19.5%) at 9pm, with an added 256,000 (1.5%) tuning in on +1. Earlier, Countrywise was seen by 2.52m (13.3%).

On BBC One, Panorama appealed to 2.20m (11.1%) at 8.30pm, while John Bishop's Australia attracted 3.61m (17.2%) at 9pm.

BBC Two's University Challenge quizzed 2.24m (11.9%) at 8pm, followed by Food & Drink with 1.65m (8.4%) at 8.30pm. Clothes To Die For was seen by 739k (3.5%) at 9pm.

Channel 4's Food Unwrapped interested 1.03m (5.2%) at 8.30pm, while the Royal Marines Commando School was seen by 1.83m (8.7%) at 9pm (321k/1.9% on +1). Kitchen Nightmares excited 695k (4.2%) at 10pm (148k/1.7%).

On Channel 5, Police Interceptors attracted 693k (3.6%) at 8pm, while Benefits Britain was seen by 1.47m (7.0%) at 9pm (152k/0.9%). The latest Big Brother entertained 1.36m (8.2%) at 10pm.

E4's The 100 topped the multichannels with 790k (3.8%) at 9pm (284k/1.7%). »

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Clothes To Die For review it said so much more than 'boo, sweatshops'

21 July 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The film sifts through the tragedy in forensic detail while never letting you forget that it's a desperately sad story about people

The terrible tragedy of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka last year, in which more than 1,100 people died, has been covered exhaustively. I think most vaguely news-aware people know what happened, no? And why it happened, too. So how do you make a new documentary about it?

Like this, that's how. After some footage of the immediate aftermath dust, disbelief, wailing, horror This World: Clothes To Die For (BBC2) cuts to a few fashion haul videos. You know, young western women showing off, via YouTube, all the clothes they've just bought at well-known shops for not very much money. Clothes that are very likely to have been made in Bangladesh.

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- Sam Wollaston

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TV highlights 21/07/2014

20 July 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

International Test Cricket: England v India | John Bishop's Australia | Clothes To Die For | Royal Marines Commando School | Every Breath We Take: Understanding Our Atmosphere | Virtually Famous | Banshee | The Shooting Gallery

Final day of the second test, a contest which should see an improvement on last week's drab opener. Blame for that dull encounter has largely been aimed at the flat Trent Bridge pitch, though in truth neither outfit looked willing to show their hand at such an early stage. England will look for another strong batting performance from Joe Root, whose record-breaking 10th-wicket stand was one of the first test's few outstanding moments. Gwilym Mumford

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- Gwilym Mumford, David Stubbs, Bim Adewunmi, Jonathan Wright, John Robinson, Hannah Verdier and Rachel Aroesti

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V/H/S: Viral added to Film4 FrightFest 2014

18 July 2014 3:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Announced today, V/H/S: Viral will be shown at this year’s Film4 FrightFest on the closing day before . The movie joins an already superb line-up including Zombeavers, The Last Showing, Adam Wingard’s The Guest, Life After Beth and All Cheerleaders Die. You can read our breakdown of the movies being shown here.

V/H/S/2 was shown at last year’s FrightFest.

FrightFest also announced today that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For would be moved to the Thursday opening day, and will be shown after The Guest. In a statement about the move FrightFest said,

“The reason for the changes is that the release date for Sin City: A Dame To Die For, has been brought forward. Rather than drop the film, and with the agreement of the film’s distributor, we have brought it forward in our schedule so we can preview it »

- Luke Owen

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Pamela Smart on Affair with Student that Led to Murder: 'I Knew Better'

16 July 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Pamela Smart would like her time in prison to come to an end. In an exclusive interview with People, the former New Hampshire school administrator - who was convicted in 1991 for persuading her then 16-year-old student lover, William "Billy" Flynn, to kill her husband Gregg - expresses regret and remorse about that affair. But she insists, as she has from the start, that she is innocent, despite her sentence of life without parole. "If I wouldn't have made this horrible choice to get involved with him, would my husband still be alive? Probably," says Smart, in a sit-down interview at »

- Jeff Truesdell

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Billy Flynn, Killer of Pamela Smart's Husband, Is Moved to Work-Release Program

14 July 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

William "Billy" Flynn, who committed the 1990 murder for which Pamela Smart was convicted for conspiracy and sentenced to life without parole, has been moved to a medium-security prison as he approaches his own chance at parole next year. Flynn was transferred last week to a facility in Warren, Maine, as part of a work-release program following his second-degree murder conviction for shooting Gregg Smart, reports the Associated Press. In a much-publicized case that spawned a novel, TV dramatizations and the 1995 movie starring Nicole Kidman, To Die For, Pamela Smart, then 22, a New Hampshire school district media coordinator, was found guilty for manipulating Flynn, »

- Jeff Truesdell

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Billy Flynn, Killer of Pamela Smart's Husband, Is Moved to Work-Release Program

14 July 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

William "Billy" Flynn, who committed the 1990 murder for which Pamela Smart was convicted for conspiracy and sentenced to life without parole, has been moved to a medium-security prison as he approaches his own chance at parole next year. Flynn was transferred last week to a facility in Warren, Maine, as part of a work-release program following his second-degree murder conviction for shooting Gregg Smart, reports the Associated Press. In a much-publicized case that spawned a novel, TV dramatizations and the 1995 movie starring Nicole Kidman, To Die For, Pamela Smart, then 22, a New Hampshire school district media coordinator, was found guilty for manipulating Flynn, »

- Jeff Truesdell

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Gus Van Sant may sign his name to the American remake of 'Death Note'

9 July 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Death Note" would have been a very strange Shane Black movie. That alone seems like a reason to have been excited about the possibility of seeing it, but in the grand scheme of things, it seems like a better fit for Shane Black to move on to a new "Predator" movie. Besides, the notion of seeing Gus Van Sant direct a new take on this highly-acclaimed and very strange title is fairly provocative in a different way, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited to see what he does with it. The original manga series was by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, and it tells the story of a high school student who finds a notebook that grants whoever owns it the ability to kill anyone simply by writing their name in the notebook. By using it, he draws the attention of the Shinigami, a disturbing race of inter-dimensional death gods. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Welcome to the Academy. 10 Interesting Invitations

26 June 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Academy welcomes its new members at an invite only event in September, just as we begin to feel the rumblings of Oscar buzz everywhere.

While not every person nominated for the first time for an Oscar in any given year is invited to join the next year (isn't that weird?) it's common practice that they are. So new names like Lupita Nyong'o, Barkhad Abdi, and more established actors like Sally Hawkins and June Squibb will all be voting for the first time this coming season after walking the red carpets as nominees. That's expected. What's far more interesting is the people invited in any given year that have not been nominated.

Here are ten names I want to highlight because they're interesting invitations for one reason or another.

Sean Bobbitt - Cinematographer (12 Years a Slave) - egregiously snubbed last year which might have done it but that's not his only beautifully shot film. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Kendall Jenner Featured In Givenchy Fall 2014 Campaign

17 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Kendall Jenner is featured in the new Givenchy Fall 2014 campaign, marking a huge step in the Keeping Up With The Kardashian star’s modeling career.

Kendall Jenner In Givenchy Fall 2014 Campaign

Kendall, 18, is one of six models featured in the designer’s new fall campaign and wears dark, vampy lipstick and striking, pale make-up, a departure from her usual Kardashian look. The campaign was shot by Mert & Marcus and also features models Jamie Bochert, Mariacarla Boscono and Peter Brant II.

Kendall’s mother Kris Jenner posted a sneak peek of the campaign to Instagram, labeling it “To die for!” Kendall’s famous sisters also took to social media to congratulate her new career milestone – this is Kendall’s very first campaign. Kim Kardashian also announced the news on Instagram, as did Kourtney Kardashian, who captioned the photo, “I am on the floor… Dead! Kendall Jenner in the Givenchy campaign! I just sang some opera. »

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Kendall Jenner Lands New Givenchy Campaign

17 June 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Kendall Jenner has a new modeling gig! The 18-year-old reality star just landed a spot in Givenchy's Fall 2014 campaign. In the new promo photo, Jenner appears alongside models Mariacarla Boscono, Jamie Bochert and Peter Brant. Kendall's pretty hard to spot in this ad though, that's her in the bottom left corner! Luckily, she's a little easier to pick out in another sneak peek momager Kris Jenner posted on Instagram with the caption "To die for!"While the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star is definitely a model in her own right -- she's walked runways for Chanel and Marc Jacobs -- it does help to have friends in high places! Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci created sister Kim Kardashian's stunning wedding dress just this year and hubby Kanye West is also a big fan of the brand too. Kendall also walked in the Givenchy runway show back in March. »

- tooFab Staff

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20 Reasons Why Everybody Loves The Lion King

15 June 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Disney

The Lion King is one of Disney’s most beloved films. Released in the middle of the famed “Disney Renaissance” that began in the late 1980s with The Little Mermaid and came to a conclusion with Tarzan in 1999, The Lion King remains the highest grossing traditionally animated film of all time. Critically acclaimed and phenomenally popular, it has twice been re-released to theaters, first in 2002 and then again in 3-D in 2011. It inspired a live-action musical that has been running continuously since 1997, becoming the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. There has been a sequel, a prequel, an upcoming special edition soundtrack, a television spinoff that ran for three seasons, and a new program to air in 2015.

It’s kind of a big deal.

And why not? The Lion King is one of those rare productions that has something for everyone without catering to any single particular audience. It »

- Laura Hurley

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This Is the Most Epic Little Mermaid Tattoo Ever

27 May 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

If you're going to get a Disney tattoo, get a Disney tattoo. Don't just get a little outline of Mickey, or a tiny Tinker Bell tramp stamp (unless that's what you want, in which case, who are we to judge? Your body, your choice). If you're going to get a Disney tattoo, go big or go home. This is a Disney tattoo. It's on the chest of Mark Barela and done by Matthew Tillman. The tattoo first made Buzzfeed's list of "25 Disney Villain Tattoos To Die For." We might not die for it, but we would trade our voice for it, no questions asked. Ursula is obviously the best villain, it's only right to honor her on your body forever. It doesn't appear to be »

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James Franco's life is -- of course -- a documentary

14 May 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

It all makes sense now. Sort of. James Franco has been a willing subject in a documentary about his life for the last year. One of his film students at UCLA, Lisa Vangellow, is directing the nearly-completed film, which promises to “examine the incredible stamina and work ethic that James Franco possesses and how he incorporates this into his various areas of artistic interest,” according to Vangellow’s production company’s website.

According to The Wrap, Franco. A Documentary enjoyed access to Franco colleagues, including Seth Rogen and Klaus Biesenbach of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Curtiss Clayton »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Every Secret Thing’

27 April 2014 9:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mystery scribe Laura Lippman worked as a journalist before shifting her focus to fiction, just as filmmaker Amy Berg (“Deliver Us From Evil,” “West of Memphis”) began in documentaries before adapting Lippman’s novel “Every Secret Thing.” The analogies end there, however, since Berg’s narrative debut lacks much in the way of either poetry or realism, leaving only the clunky dynamics of a fairly predictable missing-persons case — for which screenwriter Nicole Holofcener carries at least part of the blame. Despite its name cast, short of a significant re-edit, not much can save what feels like a Lifetime version of “The Lovely Bones.”

Though the title promises big revelations, “Every Secret Thing” delivers only two twists — one at the beginning, the other at the end. Eight-year-olds Alice and Ronnie (Brynne Norquist and Eva Grace Kellner) are the kind of girls who get picked on by the more popular kids in school. »

- Peter Debruge

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Cutting the cord

23 March 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

The author of Labour Day reflects on the film adaptation

Twice, over the course of my forty years as a publishing writer, I’ve had the good fortune to see a novel of mine adapted into a film.   The luckier aspect of my experience: Twice, my novels have been intelligently adapted, by screenwriters who maintained respect for my work, as well as a necessary recognition of the ways in which the medium of film required that the story be altered.

The first movie adaptation was done by Buck Henry, for the film To Die For (from my novel of the same name), directed by Gus Van Sant. »

- Joyce Maynard

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