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Beyond Fright: Heist Gone Wrong Film 7 Minutes Gets Poster/Trailer/Release Date

22 May 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I don’t know about you fright fanatics, but I’m a massive fan of heist films. Dog Day Afternoon, Heat, and every other great entry into what can easily be one of the best intense genres around if done right. One film that seems to be a good contender into that kind of movie is Jay Martin’s 7 Minutes (hitting Theaters, VOD & iTunes June 26) . Having cut his teeth being the storyboard artist on films like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Amazing Spiderman, I Am Legend, and Constantine, Martin made the transition to director,when helmed music videos for everyone from Cold War Kids and Deathcab For Cutie, to legendary rapper Nas.

It’s pretty obvious that Jay knows what he wants in front of the camera and how to get it and the heist film led by Luke Mitchell (TV’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L. »

- Jerry Smith

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100 Essential Action Scenes: One vs. Many Fights

21 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

You know an action hero is the baddest of badasses when he or she walks in and the room goes silent. The drug lord’s bodyguards, the mastermind’s henchmen, or even the foolhardy pack of drunkards outside a roadside bar stand at attention, ready for a challenge. It’s just one person. This shouldn’t be too hard. Seconds later, they’re on the ground nursing bruises, or worse, stumps where their arms and legs used to be. The One vs. Many Fight is the chance for the hero to prove »

- Shane Ramirez

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8 TV shows based on horror movies -- and how they fared

12 May 2015 5:26 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

With the recent successes of such TV series as "American Horror Story," "Hannibal" and Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," horror is hot on the small-screen right now -- so much so that in addition to MTV's forthcoming small-screen "Scream" spinoff, TV studios are in the midst of bringing a horde of cinematic fright-film properties to television, ranging from "Shutter Island" to "The Devil's Advocate" to "The Mist." In light of this, I've taken a look back at eight previous horror movie-to-tv translations and analyzed why they hit -- or didn't -- with audiences. "Bates Motel" (A&E) Based on: "Psycho" Aired: 2013-present Why it did (or didn't) work:a great pedigree ("Lost" showrunner Carlton Cuse), a terrific cast (Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore) and generally positive critical notices gave "Bates Motel" a sheen of respectability that worked well in this Golden Age of prestige television. The show has so far aired three successful seasons »

- Chris Eggertsen

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NBC Bet On Wesley Snipes As ‘The Player’

10 May 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Amongst the slew of cancellations and green lights currently going on over at the Us networks, one infamous name has emerged with a smile on his face – Wesley Snipes.

He’ll be hitting small screens as The Player, a Vegas-based action drama from The Blacklist producers John Davis and John Fox, formerly known as Endgame. Filling out the “John” quota is writer John Rogers, who penned the pilot which has been given a series order.

The high concept premise sees Snipes’ security expert/action man caught in the ultimate high stakes situation – bringing down supercriminals as a shadowy and rich elite bet on the outcome. There’s a personal angle for the hero of course, as someone in the wealthy gambling pool is responsible for his wife’s death, and the supposed pawn is readying himself for a deadly strike.

Co-produced by Spooks: The Greater Good director Bharat Nalluri, the show will co-star Philip Winchester, »

- Steve Palace

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Round-Up: Shout! Factory Acquires The Editor for Us Distribution, RoboCop Marathon on El Rey Network, The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Open for Submissions

1 May 2015 4:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Shout! Factory has acquired the giallo thriller, The Editor, for U.S. distribution, the El Rey Network is hosting a RoboCop marathon this weekend, and submissions are now open for The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival.

The Editor: Press Release -- "Los Angeles, Calif. (May 1, 2015) – Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, and Kennedy/Brooks, Inc. have entered a picture deal to distribute The Editor in the U.S. Directed and produced by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy, this stylish, giallo-inspired horror comedy premiered with critical praise at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to play at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 1. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and filmmakers Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy.

In this picture deal, Shout! Factory secured exclusive U.S. distribution rights to The Editor, including broadcast, »

- Derek Anderson

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Shout! Factory to Distribute Giallo-Inspired Horror Comedy ‘The Editor’ (Exclusive)

1 May 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Shout! Factory has struck a deal with Kennedy/Brooks to distribute the giallo-inspired horror comedy “The Editor” in the U.S., TheWrap has learned. Directed and produced by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy, the stylish genre movie premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to play at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 1. Brooks and “Boardwalk Empire’s” Paz de la Huerta star alongside Samantha Hill (“Bad Meat”), Tristan Risk (“Dark Continents”) and “The ABCs of Death 2” actors Laurence R. Harvey and Conor Sweeney, as well as genre stalwart Udo Kier (“Blade”) and Kennedy. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Why 1998 Was the Best Year In Film History

27 April 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Check here for a complete list of our essays. Just one glance at the Oscar nominees for 1998 might make it seem less a questionable choice for “best year in film” — and more an insane one.   Instead of a 1974 – The Godfather II, The Conversation, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, etc – or even a 1994, where Shawshank, Quiz Show, and Pulp Fiction lost to Gump – you choose a year where the Oscars would allow Roberto Benigni to climb atop both the figurative and literal chairs of the Shrine?   Fine, step away from the Oscars. Would you still celebrate a year that saw not one, but two movies about asteroids threatening the Earth?  A year that saw such scars carved across cinematic history as Patch Adams, My Giant, Stepmom, and Krippendorf’s Tribe?   It bears repeating: Krippendorf’S Tribe? »

- Michael Oates Palmer

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Wally Wood Panel Recap

13 April 2015 6:58 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

50 years ago, an artist named Wallace “Wally” Wood (or Woody to most people) changed Daredevil’s costume from his original yellow suit to the iconic red and black outfit he still wears to this day. (Even in the Daredevil Netflix show.) But Wally Wood did a lot more than redesign Daredevil and had a long career doing newspaper strips as well as horror and sci-fi books for EC Comics and humor for the immortal Mad. At East Coast Comicon, comic book artist and philanthropist J. David Spurlock, who co-founded the Wally Wood Scholarship Fund and co-wrote a biography of Wood, and veteran comics creators Larry Hama (G.I. Joe) and Bob Wiacek (Uncanny X-Men) swapped stories and chatted about Wood’s life, work, and legacy.

Larry Hama began the panel by saying he learned about Wally Wood during the mid-1960s through a friend at High School of Art and Design, »

- Logan Dalton

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Interview with Shawn Gabborin of Action Lab

5 April 2015 7:27 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Wednesday marked the release of the new Puppet Master series from Action Lab Entertainment. Puppet Master is based on the horror film series of the same name from Charles Band and production studio Full Moon Entertainment. Band’s film and Action Lab’s series focus on a group of puppets created by the mysterious Toulon and brought to life with an ancient Egyptian spell. Action Lab’s release marks the first Puppet Master comic since Eternity Comics’ mini-series in 1990. The new series is helmed by Action Lab founding member Shawn Gabborin, who you may remember from my earlier reviews of Snowed In and Victor Season.

I had an opportunity to talk with writer Shawn Gabborin this weekend at the fourth of his book signings. Gabborin was seated at a table inside New Dimension Comics when I walked in. After we shook hands and introduced ourselves, my first question for him was obvious. »

- Cory Weddell

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Stephen Dorff cast as lead in Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface

1 April 2015 4:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Stephen Dorff has landed the lead role in the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel.

Deadline reports that the Blade actor will play Hal Hartman in Leatherface, which centres around a violent teen who eventually becomes the title character.

The teen - played by EastEnders actor Sam Strike - escapes from a mental hospital and kidnaps a young nurse.

He and other escapees are then chased by an equally crazed lawman looking for revenge.

Written by Seth M Sherwood, the film will be directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, and is tipped for release in 2016.

Dorff most recently finished filming American Hero with Eddie Griffin and The Motel Life with Emile Hirsch and Dakota Fanning. »

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Stephen Dorff Joins Leatherface as a ‘Deranged Lawman’

31 March 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The upcoming Texas Chainsaw prequel, Leatherface has found another cast member in Stephen Dorff.  Bloody Disgusting reports Dorff (The GateBlade) is a Texas Ranger in the film – described as a deranged lawman – who’s after three escaped boys, only one of whom will grow up to be the iconic Texas Chainsaw killer. The film, focused…

The post Stephen Dorff Joins Leatherface as a ‘Deranged Lawman’ appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Celebrating cinema's 15 less famous killer robots

30 March 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Never mind The Terminator and Ed-209, what about Eve, Hector or Warbeast? Here's a pick of 15 less famous killer robots from the movies...

"They say Zapp Brannigan single-handedly saved the Octillion system from a horde of rampaging killbots!" enthused Leela in classic the Futurama episode, Love's Labour's Lost In Space.

It was, reflected the alcoholic, cigar-smoking robot Bender, "A grim day for Robotkind", before adding as an afterthought, "Eh, but we can always build more killbots."

Killer robots are a longstanding staple of science fiction cinema, and if we were to compile the list of the best and most celebrated, it would probably read pretty much like everyone else's - The Terminator, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Sentinels from X-Men: Days Of Future Past would all get a mention.

But what about the less famous killer robots from film history - the ones that have been largely eclipsed by »

- ryanlambie

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Stephen Dorff joins Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel Leatherface, plot details revealed

29 March 2015 8:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Bloody Disgusting, Stephen Dorff (Blade, Immortals) has signed on to play Texas Ranger Hal Hartman in Leatherface, Millennium and Lionsgate’s upcoming prequel to Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

The site reports that Dorff’s character “is a a lean, mean Texas Ranger who has a vendetta against the teen boy who grows up to be Leatherface” and that “the prequel is presented as a mystery of sorts about three teenage psychopaths”, one of whom goes on to become Leatherface.

Leatherface is being directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Among the Living) and will see Sam Strike (EastEnders) as Leatherface and Angela Bettis (Girl, Interrupted) as Mother Sawyer.


- Gary Collinson

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The Week in Horror: 'Friday the 13th' reboot snags 'Hannibal' writer

27 March 2015 6:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A blood-curdling welcome to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: we were all wrong about "Rings," an "American Horror Story" Season 2 cast member is checking in to "Hotel" and...wait, what are they calling the "Walking Dead" spinoff series? See below for the full roundup. 1. Promo for "Walking Dead" spinoff series to premiere during Sunday's finale var bc_params = {"api":"hybrid","playerId":"83327935001","playerKey":"Aq~~,AAAAAAuyCbQ~,-gfAmfm8njJ8S-9E4q2UfzG931rvkxuP"};   brightcove.createExperiences(); The just-announced title? "Fear the Walking Dead." While you wait for this, watch a sneak peek of Sunday's Season 5 closer above. 2. "Rings" is a sequel, not a prequel, to "The Ring" From director F. Javier Gutierrez: Hey peeps, #Rings is Not a prequel, the story takes place 13 years after #TheRing:) — F. Javier Gutierrez »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Stephen Dorff To Play Texas Ranger In Leatherface

27 March 2015 5:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The next romp into the Texan backwoods, where teenagers continue to venture and get chopped up, might be dropping the eye-catching ‘Chainsaw Massacre’ part of the title but it’s still got both. Leatherface, the next instalment in the decades-old franchise, comes from Millenium Entertainment and Lionsgate, with Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the duo behind the slasher masterpiece Inside on board to helm.

Of course, no blood-letting romp in Texas with power tools is complete without bodies! Bloody Disgusting now reports that Stephen Dorff (Blade) has entered talks to appear as Texas Ranger Hal Hartman. In the prequel, his character is described as “a lean, mean Texas Ranger who has a vendetta against the teen boy who grows up to become Leatherface.” Who that boy may be is another mystery that’s a part of the film’s twisty plot design.

Thus far, two actors have been cast as »

- Gem Seddon

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10 Actors Seeking a Comeback This Pilot Season

3 March 2015 10:29 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Wesley SnipesIf this list were a competition, Wesley Snipes would win this hands-down: the "Blade" actor is lining up his first potential starring role since finishing up a three-year prison sentence (for tax fraud) in April 2013. After competing with (and ultimately losing to) Terrence Howard for the lead in Fox's smash hit "Empire" last year, Snipes has nailed down a starring role in the NBC drama pilot "Endgame." He stars opposite Philip Winchester ("Strike Back") in the Las Vegas-set thriller, which examines the convergence of crime, gambling and conspiracy in Sin City. It comes from "The Blacklist" executive producers John Davis and John Fox, and the description for Snipes' character, Johnson, reads as follows: "An unflappable guy with a dry sense of humor. Highly intelligent and analytical. Mysterious and unreadable." Once the star of the hottest vampire franchise around, Snipes is hoping "Endgame" is the path »

- David Canfield

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Wesley Snipes to Star in Las Vegas-Set NBC Pilot ‘Endgame’

23 February 2015 10:55 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Blade” butt-kicker Wesley Snipes has been tapped to star in the NBC drama pilot “Endgame,” a spokesperson for the production told TheWrap on Monday. From “The Blacklist” producers John Davis and John Fox, the project follows a Las Vegas security expert, played by Philip Winchester (“Strike Back”), swept up in a high-stakes game that forces him to complete certain challenges to save innocent lives. Snipes will play an intelligent, mysterious and dryly sarcastic pit boss named Johnson, who oversees the game. See Photos: 11 TV Gems Emmy Voters Shouldn’t Forget About John Rogers (“Leverage”) will pen the script. Davis and »

- Travis Reilly

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Pilot Scoop: Wesley Snipes Joins NBC's Endgame Thriller

23 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Wesley Snipes is poised to tackle his first series regular TV role in 25 years, having boarded the NBC thriller pilot Endgame.

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Penned by Leverage‘s John Rogers and from the producers of The Blacklist, Endgame is set in the high stakes world of Las Vegas, where a former sniper turned security expert (played by Strike Back‘s Philip Winchester) is drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that forces him to complete a series of heroic challenges in order to save innocent lives.

Snipes will play Johnson, »

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Characters Abound in New Clip from Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Second Season

18 February 2015 10:18 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The action and drama are the ingredients that helped make Starz’s “Da Vinci’s Demons” a hit, but the most important ingredients of all are the layered and mysterious characters that populate the show. A new bonus feature clip from the upcoming release of “Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Second Season,” features all of the characters you love (or love hating) and their character journeys. Take a look at the clip below the post. “Da Vinci’s Demons” comes from creator and executive producer David S. Goyer, also known for his work on action/comic book film hits like “Blade,” “The Dark Knight” and “Man of Steel.” The series stars Tom Riley as  [ Read More ]

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Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Second Season Is On Its Way This March

17 February 2015 10:51 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The second season of “Da Vinci’s Demons” has been just as heart-pounding and exciting as the first, and if you were a fan of Da Vinci’s adventures this go-round, make sure to get “Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Second Season” on DVD and Blu-ray March 3. The hit Starz show comes from creator and executive producer David S. Goyer, who’s also been a part of such projects like “Blade,” “The Dark Knight” and “Man of Steel.” The second season brings even more challenges and experiences for Da Vinci (Tom Riley) as he travels to Naples, South America and Turkey in his constant quest for answers. “Science mixes with love, lust  [ Read More ]

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