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TV Shows You Simply Can’t Miss if You Love Vampires

9 May 2017 5:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If you love the blood-sucking creatures of the night and you can’t get enough of these horrifying yet beautiful immortal beings, you’ve no doubt seen all the fang-tastic shows that television has to offer…or have you?

Some of the best TV shows feature more than just vampires

Did you know that some of the greatest television shows with the beautiful undead don’t actually have the word “Vampire” in their titles? Take Penny Dreadful for example. This show was rated number1 on IMDb’s list of best vampire TV series. Why? It’s dark, it’s macabre, and its set in Victorian London. While the show does feature a main Dracula-vampire storyline, what’s even more interesting is it is a mashup of several grisly horror tales from actual books that were once sold for a penny in London. These books became very popular and were known as penny dreadfuls. »

- The Hollywood News

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Wesley Snipes Sci-fi/Thriller The Recall Releases New Teaser Trailer

2 May 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The sci-fi/thriller The Recall, which features Blade star Wesley Snipes, has released a brand new teaser trailer. The film will be getting a limited run in Barco Escape theaters, which offer a three-screen panoramic experience. The Recall will enter these… Continue Reading →

The post Wesley Snipes Sci-fi/Thriller The Recall Releases New Teaser Trailer appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Jonathan Barkan

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McG No Longer Directing Masters Of The Universe Reboot, But The Film Now Has A 2019 Release Date

27 April 2017 7:08 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Bittersweet news coming out of the Sony camp today as Masters of the Universe finally locks in a release date (December 18th, 2019), though McG is no longer attached at the helm.

That’s according to Entertainment Weekly, after the outlet posted a follow-up report to Sony’s announcement claiming that McG, best known for Terminator: Salvation and Charlie’s Angels, won’t direct the fantastical adaptation after all, with the studio now in the process of meeting with potential replacements. One thing’s for sure: David S. Goyer (Blade, Batman Begins, Man of Steel) is still penning the script for Sony’s Masters of the Universe reboot, which will seemingly pay great respect to the impassioned fanbase when it roars into theaters in 2019.

It’s still early days, then, but EW goes on to reveal that a handful of big-name actors are currently testing for He-Man, Skeletor and the rest of the gang. »

- Michael Briers

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We Are Groot (But Also Howard The Duck)

26 April 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

As we look back at what came before ‘Iron Man,’ we marvel at the miracle that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Earlier this week, the Fsr team brainstormed the plot of Avengers 4 based on the idea that its mysterious subtitle was a potential spoiler for the still unseen Avengers: Infinity War. It was a fun exercise that briefly allowed me to nerd out over a few spandex epics penned by personal favorites, Brian Michael Bendis and Jonathan Hickman. The resulting conversation spawned some excitement, and a good heap of cynicism as well…or better yet, apathy. How much further can the Marvel Cinematic Universe expand? Will Thanos ever sit up from his chair, and prove he’s the big bad Mad Titan comic book fanboys claim him to be? Next week, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will mark the 15th entry in Marvel’s unprecedented shared universe machine, and by the time we get to Avengers »

- Brad Gullickson

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Here’s Why ‘Unforgettable’ Director Denise Di Novi Will Be the Woman Who Gets Another Shot

24 April 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This weekend, veteran producer Denise Di Novi saw her directorial debut, Warner Bros.’ “Unforgettable,” make an underwhelming box-office debut with an estimated $4.8 million for the weekend. For most women, that would be the kiss of death: Very few women get the chance to direct studio films, and underperformance means there won’t be an encore. That won’t be the case for Di Novi.

Read More: ‘Unforgettable’ Review: Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson Are in Two Very Different Movies, But It Almost Works

Di Novi is like very few women in Hollywood. She’s an unapologetic product of the studios: After 20 years, she still has a rare overall deal at Warner Bros, where she was Tim Burton’s longtime producer (“Edward Scissorhands,” “Ed Wood,” “Nightmare Before Christmas,” his “Batman” films) as well as the shepherd to romantic hits like “Nights of Rodanthe” and Nicholas Sparks’ “A Night to Remember.” And, »

- Anne Thompson

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Here’s Why ‘Unforgettable’ Director Denise Di Novi Will Be the Woman Who Gets Another Shot

24 April 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This weekend, veteran producer Denise Di Novi saw her directorial debut, Warner Bros.’ “Unforgettable,” make an underwhelming box-office debut with an estimated $4.8 million for the weekend. For most women, that would be the kiss of death: Very few women get the chance to direct studio films, and underperformance means there won’t be an encore. That won’t be the case for Di Novi.

Read More: ‘Unforgettable’ Review: Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson Are in Two Very Different Movies, But It Almost Works

Di Novi is like very few women in Hollywood. She’s an unapologetic product of the studios: After 20 years, she still has a rare overall deal at Warner Bros, where she was Tim Burton’s longtime producer (“Edward Scissorhands,” “Ed Wood,” “Nightmare Before Christmas,” his “Batman” films) as well as the shepherd to romantic hits like “Nights of Rodanthe” and Nicholas Sparks’ “A Night to Remember.” And, »

- Anne Thompson

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Consider With Reservations: The Stars of Quantity Over Quality Cinema

20 April 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The stars of yesterday now are making three films a year you never knew existed until they show up on Netflix.^ Real Movie ^

In my prior life as a script reader, I certainly read a lot of bad scripts, but at times, an even more common occurrence was a script that seemed to do a great many things right, but somehow fell just short of being something you wanted to champion as a movie. As draining as the terrible scripts were, there’s something pure about clear-cut bad. It takes little effort to explain why they’re unfit.

The real challenges were the scripts that had kind of a decent premise, kind of an okay twist or two, and a lead character who wasn’t bad so much as he or she was just… there. The raw materials are there for what Could be a script. They just happen to be assembled in the least compelling way »

- The Bitter Script Reader

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A History Of Violence: Marvel finally scored a big-screen hit with Blade

6 April 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

With A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to whatever Vin Diesel’s doing this very minute.

Blade (1998)

In 2004, Ryan Reynolds talked to Entertainment Weekly about filming Blade: Trinity—by far the shittiest of the three Blade movies and Reynolds’ very first attempt to get himself a superhero franchise. Reynolds and Wesley Snipes, the man who played Blade, apparently didn’t get along. Addressing rumors of on-set tensions, Reynolds would say only this: “I’ve never met Wesley Snipes. I’ve only met Blade.” To this, anyone with any sense would only feel vast, painful envy. Who wouldn’t want to meet Blade? I would give everything I own to meet Blade.

Snipes’ Blade is, to my mind, one of the greatest cinematic creations of the late ’90s, even if ...

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- Tom Breihan

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Cannes Wish List: 50 Films That Have a Serious Shot at the 2017 Festival Lineup

31 March 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In order to make accurate predictions about the potential Cannes Film Festival lineup, it’s first important to explore which films definitely won’t make the cut. The glamorous French gathering is notorious for waiting until the last minute before locking in every slot for its Official Selection. That includes competition titles, out of competition titles, a small midnight section and the Un Certain Regard sidebar. Cannes announces the bulk of its selections in Paris on April 13, but until then, there are plenty of ways to make educated guesses. Much of the reporting surrounding the upcoming festival selection is simply lists of films expected to come out this year. However, certain movies are definitely not going to the festival for various reasons.

That’s why our own list of potentials doesn’t include “Image Et Parole,” Jean-Luc Godard’s followup to “Goodbye to Language,” which sales agent Wild Bunch now anticipates as a 2018 title. »

- Chris O'Falt, Eric Kohn, Jude Dry, Kate Erbland, Steve Greene and Zack Sharf

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Oscar Isaac to Lead ‘Operation Finale,’ ‘Puppet Master’ Franchise Returns, and More

30 March 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

We didn’t see much of him on screens last year, but Oscar Isaac has been quite busy. This year, we’ll see him in the next Star Wars film, along with the George Clooney-directed Suburbicon, as well as alongside Christian Bale in The Promise next month, not to mention next year in Alex Garland’s Annihilation next year. He’s now found his next role, according to Deadline.

The Inside Llewyn Davis star is set to lead the WWII drama Operation Finale, which will be directed by Chris Weitz (About a BoyThe Twilight Saga: New Moon). Described as a drama akin to Argo and Munich, it will follow his character as an Israeli spy named Peter Malkin, who hunts down the Nazi general Adolf Eichmann, as scripted by Matthew Orton. Production is expected to begin this fall in Argentina, so we could see it by next year. »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Wesley Snipes' 'The Recall' Gets June Barco Escape, Vr Release Date

29 March 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Wesley Snipes was on hand Wednesday at CinemaCon to announce that his upcoming sci-fi thriller, The Recall, from Minds Eye Entertainment, will release on June 2 in tri-screen, panoramic Barco Escape theaters. He also revealed that he’s planning to create more Escape content.

He said that through Maandi, “we’ve taken our own project and we created another hybrid film, similar to what the format of Blade would be and we amped it up. … We call it Blade on steroids.

“We are going to produce a lot more projects for Escape — film, documentaries as well as educational content,” he added. “You’ll keep »

- Carolyn Giardina

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Puppet Master Reboot Begins Shooting with Thomas Lennon

27 March 2017 5:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We know that Hollywood is pretty remake and reboot happy these days, but the rehash that literally nobody was asking for has officially started filming. Yes, the upcoming Puppet Master reboot, which is titled The Littlest Reich, just began shooting in Dallas, Texas. What's perhaps most surprising is that the movie actually sounds like it could be a lot of fun.

The official Puppet Master Instagram account posted an update today that revealed production is officially underway on Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. It was also recently revealed that Reno 911 and The Odd Couple star Thomas Lennon is set to star in the movie in the lead role. It is said that this new take on the enduring horror series will blend comedy with horror, which makes Thomas Lennon seem like the perfect guy for the job. Here is the synopsis for Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.

"Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich »

- MovieWeb

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Thomas Lennon and Udo Kier join Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

27 March 2017 8:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in May of last year it was announced that Charles Band’s cult horror franchise Puppet Master is receiving the reboot treatment with Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, and now comes word from Variety that Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!) and Udo Kier (Nymphomaniac) have joined the cast of the film, which begins production this week.

The Littlest Reich “centers on a recently divorced young man discovers a mint condition Blade doll in his deceased brother’s closet and plans to sell the toy at a convention in Texas celebrating the 30th anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose at during the auction when a strange force animates all of the various puppets throughout the convention as they go on a bloody killing spree.”

The film is being directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wilund (Wither) from a script by S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk). TransformersLorenzo di Bonaventura »

- Gary Collinson

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A new ‘Puppet Master’ movie is on the way…

27 March 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Film in 1989 gave us Batman, The Little Mermaid and The Abyss. It also gave us the first in a long line of Puppet Master films. Released direct to video, the first film followed a group of psychics, who found themselves the victim of a former, deceased colleague. It featured a host of cult iconic puppet villains which included Blade, Jester, Pinhead (not that one), Tunneler, Leech Woman, Shredder Khan and Gengie. The movie developed a following which led to ten sequels. A twelfth is now in the works.

Titled Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, the new film will be directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund, with the script coming via Bone Tomahawk‘s S. Craig Zahler. Production will start imminently with Thomas LennonUdo Kier and Barbara Crampton in front of the camera.

The last version will focus in on both the horror and humour of the franchise. It »

- Kat Hughes

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Thomas Lennon to Star in ‘Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich’ (Exclusive)

24 March 2017 5:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Thomas Lennon and Udo Kier will star in “Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich,” a new take on the durable horror franchise.

The Cinestate production begins principal photography in Dallas next week. Jenny Pellicer, Nelson FranklinCharlyne Yi, Alex Beh, Barbara Crampton, Tina Parker, Skeeta Jenkins and Michael Pare are also starring.

Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund (“Wither”) will direct from a script written by “Bone Tomahawk” screenwriter S. Craig Zahler. Dallas Sonnier and Amanda Presmyk are producing for Cinestate, along with Jack Heller of Assemble Media. “Transformers” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian of Di Bonaventura Pictures are also producers on the project along with frequent Laguna & Wiklund partner David Liljeblad.

Charles Band (the original franchise producer) is executive producing, as are Wayne Godfrey and Robert Jones of The Fyzz Facility, Jonathan Feuer of Flexibon Films, Red Sanders of Red Productions, Will Evans of Cinestate, Adam Donaghey, Johnathan Brownlee and Rick Prince. »

- Dave McNary

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Anthony Mackie Wants to Put the Bite on Blade

24 March 2017 12:22 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Though there’s still a bad taste in most fans’ mouths from Blade: Trinity, there’s also a hunger for more quality time with everyone’s favorite Daywalker. With Wesley Snipes doing other things, including aging – something a vampire (even a half-human… Continue Reading →

The post Anthony Mackie Wants to Put the Bite on Blade appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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Anthony Mackie Would Like To Play Blade

20 March 2017 12:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I think many of us can agree that Blade has been sitting on the bench for far too long. Not only did the vampire hunter prove that R-rated comic book movies could earn serious dough at the box office, but he also managed to beat the likes of X-Men and Spider-Man to the punch when it came to big screen Marvel adaptations that could be taken seriously.

But after Blade: Trinity debuted to mixed reactions back in 2004, the character has yet to headline any other cinematic outings, instead being relegated to television, first in a live action series on Spike that folded after only one season and then in an anime on G4. Although the latter seemed to resonate more with fans, there are those of us who are eagerly awaiting a film franchise reboot.

Another person who seems to be in the same boat is Anthony Mackie, whom followers »

- Eric Joseph

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Anthony Mackie Wants to Become Marvel's New Blade

20 March 2017 10:41 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in May 2013, Marvel re-acquired the rights to three beloved characters, Blade, Ghost Rider and The Punisher, and since then, two of those three characters have been re-introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Punisher, played by Jon Bernthal, made his debut in Season 2 of the Marvel Netflix series Daredevil, with a new stand alone series in production as well. Ghost Rider debuted on Marvel's ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, although the studio used the Robbie Reyes incarnation of this character, instead of the more well-known Johnny Blaze. There have been rumors that a Blade movie or TV series is happening, but while there has been no official confirmation, one actor has thrown his hat in the ring to play the Daywalker, Anthony Mackie. Here's what the actor had to say during an appearance over the weekend at the Wizard World convention in Cleveland.

"I pretty much want to »

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Secret Empire: Brave New World Set To Unite A Diverse Group Of Heroes, Includes All-New Patriot

20 March 2017 10:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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When any major crossover event published by the Big Two launches, tie-in books inevitably follow. With Secret Empire being no exception, three one-shots are set to drop this spring/summer – Uprising, United and Underground – each of which will explore how different corners of the Marvel Universe stand up to the forces of Hydra. And while those will no doubt make for intriguing reads, I couldn’t help but notice the absence of a complementary miniseries.

Apparently, Marvel was merely holding their cards close to their vest until just recently, for Secret Empire: Brave New World will be just that. It looks as though writer Paul Allor (Uncanny Inhumans) will act as the glue that holds a team of all-star creators together as they unite some of the most eclectic lineups of superheroes we’ve seen. But then again, I do suppose that a world overrun by »

- Eric Joseph

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The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked

10 March 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Today is the 20th anniversary of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” premiere, and the day that “The Vampire Diaries” airs its series finale — a day sure to go down in broadcast history as Vampire TV Day.

But those two shows are far from the only ones to depict bloodsuckers (to use a pejorative term) on screen, and IndieWire has dusted off the TV crypt to unearth a ranker of our favorite fangs.

Yes, we know there’s a lot at stake here.

Read More: 20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?

Some rules for this list: At least one of the series regulars has to be a vampire. Also, no kids shows (sorry, “My Babysitter’s A Vampire”), no animation (sorry, “Count Duckula”), no foreign language shows (sorry, South Korea — wow, you guys like vampires) and no miniseries or anthology series (which is why “American Horror Story: Hotel »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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