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To celebrate the upcoming release of Marvel's Monsters Unleashed #1, launch parties will be hosted at local comic stores on January 18th. Look for exclusive items at these launch parties including a Monsters Unleashed sketchpad. Also: casting details for The Humanity Bureau, details on the Stanley Wiater horror auction, the Coffin Joe trilogy is coming to DVD, a look at the short film Trouser Snake, and Head of the Family Blu-ray release details.
Monsters Unleashed Launch Party, Sketchpad, and Variant: Press Release: "New York, NY—November 30th, 2016 — Run if you can! Hide if you must! Monsters have invaded the Marvel Universe! Nothing can prepare heroes across the globe for Monsters Unleashed! But you can be prepared! To coincide with the highly anticipated release of Monsters Unleashed #1, Marvel is bringing widescreen action and epic destruction to your local comic shops with Monsters Unleashed Launch Parties. Not only is your local comic shops »
- Tamika Jones
On paper, it's a can't-miss proposition. The penultimate episode of an HBO genre thriller, shot by Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad veteran Michelle MacLaren, arguably the finest director working in television today? History teaches us this should be some amazing, jaw-dropping, first-rate TV. So what is it about Westworld's second-to-last installment of the season – "The Well-Tempered Clavier" – that inspires more "huh?" than awe.
Before you even suggest it, let's set aside the fact that the evening's biggest "secrets" were anything but. Yes, online theorists sussed out long ago that Bernard Lowe, »
The Freddie Mercury biopic recruited a new actor and director to guide the long-gestating project as Mr. Robot star Rami Malek and The Usual Suspects director Bryan Singer have signed on for the Queen film, titled Bohemian Rhapsody.
Singer confirmed his involvement on the biopic on Instagram, nearly a year after producers announced they had hired The Theory of Everything screenwriter Anthony McCarten to pen a new draft of the film.
Deadline adds that 20th Century Fox and New Regency teamed with original producer Graham King and Gk Film to greenlight and fast-track the project, »
"It's showtime, Daily Deaders, Betelgeuse, here. You know what you could do for me, well, besides saying my name three times, is, uh, check out these photos of my Cavity Colors shirt at the top of this Horror Highlights thing." Okay, that was weird... seems like Betelgeuse somehow took over for a hot second. We're all good now! Readers can also look forward to details on the Demons 2 screening in NYC and Film4 and All 4's Fright Bites short films.
Cavity Colors' Beetlejuice-Inspired Bio-Exorcist Shirts: From Cavity Colors: "Our newest *limited edition* clothing release arrives! We've teamed up with artist Kyle Hotz (@kylehotzcomics) to re-create everyone's favorite cartoon Bio-Exorcist, but in a gloriously grotesque and spooky manner for Halloween! I did the colors, and he did the linework. Set those reminders! These are limited to 300 only, on T-shirts, Tanktops, and Crewneck Sweatshirts! Once it's gone, it's gone forever!"
- Tamika Jones
The Late Bloomer is basked on author and E! News personality Ken Baker’s incredible life story and is directed by multi-hyphenate Kevin Pollak (Misery Loves Comedy, War Dogs, The Usual Suspects, A Few Good Men) and stars Johnny Simmons (The Phenom, The Perks of Being a Wallfower), Maria Bello (Prisoners, A History of Violence), Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect 1&2, Hairspray), Golden Globe and Emmy winner Jane Lynch (“Glee”, “Two and a Half Men”, Best in Show), Oscar and Golden Globe winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Up in the Air, Juno), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”), Beck Bennett (“SNL”), and Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”).
Now you can win a The Late Bloomer poster signed by cast members J.K. Simmons, Brittany Snow, Johnny Simmons, Maria Bello, director Kevin Pollak and author Ken Baker. We Are Movie Geeks has this amazing prize package to give away. »
- Tom Stockman
When Frankie Paige (Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette, True Romance, Boyhood), a young hairdresser from Pittsburgh, begins to suffer the stigmata – a physical manifestation of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion wounds – the Vatican’s top investigator, Father Kiernan (Gabriel Byrne, Miller’s Crossing, The Usual Suspects) is sceptical of their authenticity. However, as the severity of the wounds increases, Kiernan realises Frankie has become the vessel for an extraordinary and provocative message that threatens the very foundations of the Catholic Church, and now the stigmata is not the only thing threatening her life.
Also starring Jonathan Pryce in a supporting role and featuring a fantastic cutting-edge score by The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, Stigmata is a visually stunning, intelligent supernatural horror
Stigmata Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition is »
- Gary Collinson
In 2001, entertainment journalist Ken Baker released the memoir “The Late Bloomer: A Memoir of My Body,” which tells the story of his battle with a prolactinoma, a testosterone-sapping tumor that inhibits puberty. Baker experienced late-onset puberty at age 28, undergoing rapid teenage hormonal changes well into his adult years.
Now, Kevin Pollak has adapted Baker’s memoir into the indie ensemble comedy “The Late Bloomer” starring Johnny Simmons as Dr. Pete Newmans a 30-year-old sex therapist who discovers that he has a pituitary tumor that has delayed puberty for over half his life. After receiving a simple surgery, Pete must struggle with his body changes while trying to win over the girl he loves. The film co-stars Maria Bello (“A History of Violence”), Brittany Snow (“Pitch Perfect”), Jane Lynch (“Glee”), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), and Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley »
- Vikram Murthi
Peter: The Redemption is on download from 26th September and on DVD 17th October 2016. We have a DVD copy to give away to one lucky winner.
An extraordinary and inspirational Biblical tale retold in the exhilarating feature film Peter: The Redemption.
A servant of Christ, a mad ruler, and a soldier of Rome – to save his people is a choice between life or salvation.
Order today here.
The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, October 16th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…
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This competition is promoted by Fetch Publicity. By entering you agree to the terms and conditions, which you can read here. »
- Gary Collinson
“No Pay, Nudity” premiered in July at the Stony Brook Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize Achievement in Filmmaking. The U.S. theatrical launch is planned for November.
“Funny and charming, and also infused with the emotions faced by so many of us as life doesn’t always deliver the hoped for rewards, were my first wonderful thoughts upon seeing the film,” said Scott Mansfield, Monterey Media managing partner.
Byrne portrays a middle-aged actor who has lost his way and how he relies on his friends (Lane and Conroy) in the Equity Lounge. He returns to his hometown in Dayton, »
- Dave McNary
There’s a storytelling trope in which a person being interrogated, in the heat of the moment, makes up a name using whatever he sees in front of him — and it often involves coffee. In 1987’s “Hiding Out,” Jon Cryer adopts the name “Maxwell Hauser” after seeing some Maxwell House. In 1995’s “The Usual Suspects,” Kevin Spacey describes a scary character named Mr. Kobayashi after reading the name off the bottom of a cup. In the fifth episode of HBO’s “The Night Of,” which ends Sunday, writer Richard Price drops a big clue about what kind of writer he is. »
- Tim Molloy
“Elvis & Nixon” captures the unlikely meeting two of the biggest cultural figures of their time — a rock ‘n’ roll legend and the President of the United States. On a December morning in 1970, Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon), the King himself, showed up at the front gate of The White House to request a meeting with President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey) to make him an undercover agent in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. What follows is a delightful, revealing meeting between two powerful figures, forever immortalized in the single most requested photograph in the National Archives. Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip below featuring Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Johnny Knoxville, and more talk about bringing the story to life.
- Vikram Murthi
My guest for this month is Herb van der Poll, and he’s joined me to discuss the film he chose for me, the 1992 American-British satirical mockumentary film Bob Roberts. You can follow the show on Twitter @cinemagadfly.
The cast is seriously insane, with Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Ray Wise, Gore Vidal, John Cusack, Peter Gallagher, Alan Rickman, and Susan Sarandon Oh and also James Spader, Helen Hunt, Jack Black, Jeremy Piven and his sister Shira, and Bob Balaban Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know we have an election happening The film shows some strong parallels to the presidency of George W. Bush Ray Wise, of course, was famously Laura Palmer’s dad on one of my all time favorite shows, Twin Peaks In this film, he and Alan Rickman play Dick Cheney and Karl Rove type figures Folk music is often in the service of liberal causes, »
- Arik Devens
“If this lot were seals or whales, you'd all be up in bloody arms. But they're not, are they? No, no they're not. They're just ordinary common-or-garden honest, decent human beings. And not one of them with an ounce of bloody hope left”. – Danny, Brassed Off
One of the things that I love about a certain subset of contemporary British comedies is their core of steel. That, hiding underneath some often very hefty belly laughs, there’s a political story, a foundation of social outrage, and a desire to address through cinema issues that often get swept under the carpet. It’s what keeps such films in my mind, long after the latest R-rated comedy screen filler has »
Directors’ trademarks is a series of articles that examines the “signatures” that filmmakers leave behind in their work. This month, we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Bryan Singer as director.
Bryan Singer studied film at the New York School of Visual Arts and USC School of Cinematic Arts. After graduating, one of his short films caught the eye of a production company who funded low budget films. He then wrote Public Access with childhood friend Christopher McQuarrie, which he then directed as his first feature film in 1993. Two years later, he had his breakthrough with The Usual Suspects, which caught the eyes of critics at the Cannes Film Festival before ultimately becoming profitable in theaters. Next, Singer adapted a Stephen King novel for the screen, directing Apt Pupil (1998). That film received mixed reviews and was not a financial success. Singer was then hired to direct X-Men »
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Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel has been with Bryan Singer nearly since the beginning, going all the way back to the director’s break-out Oscar-winning hit “The Usual Suspects” in 1995. Their shared filmography boasts four “X-Men” films, including the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse,” which may well be Singer’s last foray helming the story of Marvel’s mutant superheroes. An aesthetic has developed throughout the franchise while maintaining a notable consistency, but for all involved, “Apocalypse” might have been the biggest bite taken out of what has become its own self-sustained cinematic universe. Sigel recently talked to Variety about that evolution and translating the world of the comic book to the screen in a pragmatic way.
You’ve worked with Bryan Singer on each of the four “X-Men” films he’s directed. What do you recall of the early days?
The first thing to remember is that there was not a lot of precedent or comparative stuff. »
- Kristopher Tapley
The merger sees Tea Shop’s Lane and Harris appointed as directors alongside Fyzz’s Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones. The two companies have collaborated on three pics in the last 18 months, including upcoming shark thriller “47 Meters Down,” which will be released by the Weinstein Company in North America and eOne in Blighty.
Under the new banner, the team will focus on developing existing and new IP and strive to produce three to five feature films and television productions a year with the support of “substantial financial backing.”
Since Godfrey (“The Usual Suspects”) launched The Fyzz Facility in 2010, the outfit has brought more than $85 million of investment into more than 100 feature pics including Jennifer Aniston starrer “Cake,” Martin Scorsese’s “Silence, »
- Diana Lodderhose
Exclusive: 47 Meters Down collaborators are merging to launch London-based The Fyzz Facility Pictures.
The two companies have worked together on three films in the last 18 months including upcoming thriller 47 Meters Down, which is due for release later this year through TWC in North America and eOne in the UK.
The new outfit will focus on developing existing and new IP and has a plan to produce three to five features and TV productions each year.
The Usual Suspects producer Jones launched The Fyzz Facility with producer Godfrey five years ago since when the outfit has helped finance a host of large-scale titles including [link=nm »
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With editors and cinematographers chiming in on the best examples of their craft in cinema history, it’s now time for directors to have a say. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Directors Guild of America, they’ve conducted a poll for their members when it comes to the 80 greatest directorial achievements in feature films since the organization’s founding in 1936. With 2,189 members participating, the top pick went to Francis Ford Coppola for The Godfather, one of three films from the director making the top 10.
Even with films from nonmembers being eligible, the male-dominated, America-centric choices are a bit shameful (Kathryn Bigelow is the only female director on the list, and the first foreign film doesn’t show up until number 26), but not necessarily surprising when one looks at the make-up of its membership. As with any list, there’s bound to be disagreements (Birdman besting The Bicycle Thief, »
- Jordan Raup
Sundance Institute and Picturehouse have announced the programme for the Sundance Film Festival: London 2016, which includes eleven UK feature film premieres direct from this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, along with a programme of 15 shorts, including a strand dedicated to UK shorts. Check out the full details below…
Feature Film Programme
Author: The Jt LeRoy Story (Director / screenwriter: Jeff Feuerzeig) .The definitive look inside the mysterious case of 16-year-old literary sensation Jt LeRoy . a creature so perfect for his time that if he didn.t exist, someone would have had to invent him. Perhaps someone did? The strangest story about story ever told.
The Greasy Strangler (Director: Jim Hosking) – When Big Ronnie and his son Brayden meet lone female tourist Janet on Big Ronnie.s Disco Walking Tour.the best and only disco walking tour in the city.a fight for Janet.s heart erupts between father and son, »
- Gary Collinson
He’s walked Washington D.C.’s corridors of power, pushed Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman to their wits’ end in Seven, and convinced the entire world he didn’t exist in The Usual Suspects. But for his latest role, Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey is stepping into the shoes (paws?) of a character like nothing he’s ever done before – the wonderfully grumpy Mr. Fuzzypants.
For in Nine Lives, Barry Sonnenfeld’s (Men in Black) heartfelt feline comedy, Spacey will be playing well-to-do businessman Tom Brand, whose success is matched only by his insatiable desire to climb the ladder even further. Career-driven down to his very core, Brand finds himself caught between work and family life, though one chance meeting with a mystical pet store and its eccentric owner, Felix Perkins (Christopher Walken) changes all that.
Upon waking up from a terrible accident, Spacey inexplicably finds himself trapped in the body of a cat. »
- Michael Briers
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