End of Days (1999) - News Poster

(1999)

News

‘Penny Dreadful #7′ Review

Written by Chris King | Art by Jesus Hervas | Published by Titan Comics

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more faithful adaptation of a property from one medium to another. Apart from the fact Penny Dreadful works incredibly well in comic book form anyway, having always been a very visual show, these issues could be happily used as the storyboards for the TV show. It obviously helps that one of the creative guiding lights of the sow, Chris King, is the writer and ‘show runner’ for this title. He does a superb job and, as a huge fan of the show, I couldn’t be more impressed with how this book has been planned and published.

Last issue was ridiculously good, as the imminent End of Days provided a backdrop for a whole lot of story developments. The quick version is,
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

A Future of ‘Flatliners’: 5 Bad ’90s Movies That Hollywood Should Remake for Millennials

  • Indiewire
A Future of ‘Flatliners’: 5 Bad ’90s Movies That Hollywood Should Remake for Millennials
This Friday will see the release of a horror film called “Flatliners,” a movie title that should be instantly familiar to anyone who spent the ’90s trawling the shelves of their local video store in search of something — anything — to watch that weekend. Perhaps best remembered as the crusty VHS that was always sandwiched between “The Fisher King” and “Fried Green Tomatoes,” the original “Flatliners” was an asinine but atmospheric psychological horror thing that starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, and Billy Baldwin as foolhardy med students who start experimenting with life after death. Nothing goes wrong and they all live happily ever after.

Now, perhaps motivated by the fact that the mere act of making a movie in 2017 feels like an experiment with life after death, Hollywood is about to unleash a remake starring Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev,
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Penny Dreadful #5′ Review (Titan Comics)

Written by Chris King | Art by Jesus Hervas | Published by Titan Comics

Two months after the last issue, the one that finished the first story arc and directly led into this new one, we’ve had time to catch our breath a little. Usually these days we lament the lack of content in some comics, with twenty odd pages you can read in five minutes. Penny Dreadful almost had the exact opposite problem, cramming in perhaps several issues worth of story into just four. It all added to the sense of fun though, events happening at breakneck speed. If the new story arc is just half as entertaining as the last we are in for a treat.

The last issue left us with several huge bombshells. Lucifer basically won, and has been reborn in London. Sir Malcolm, in the process of trying to defeat him, has apparently been killed (I
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

Jennifer Lawrence Blames Irma and Harvey Hurricanes on Trump Voters

  • MovieWeb
Jennifer Lawrence Blames Irma and Harvey Hurricanes on Trump Voters
Get your gas cans and pitchforks ready, another Hollywood actress has said something that is causing controversy, and at least half of America isn't going to like it. Though whether or not it will get her new movie Mother! boycotted is a whole other question. While promoting the upcoming fall release, a new thriller from acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky, Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence decided to get quasi-political and say something she'll probably regret by the end of the day if she doesn't already. She full-on blamed Trump voters for back-to-back hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Perhaps not the best thing to do in this social climate.

The statement in itself is ridiculous. Voting for any President does not make the waters rage and the ocean swell, and winds start to whip at unfathomable speeds. That's pure witchcraft. And it's a little shameful considering the mass destruction that has happened all across Houston and other parts of Texas,
See full article at MovieWeb »

The Best Movies About the End of the World, From ‘Melancholia’ to ‘Dr. Strangelove’

The Best Movies About the End of the World, From ‘Melancholia’ to ‘Dr. Strangelove’
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Apropos of absolutely nothing (and definitely not in response to a certain world leader taking disastrous steps towards dooming the environment of the only inhabitable planet we have), what is the best film about the end of the world?

Erin Whitney (@Cinemabite), ScreenCrush

It’s a hard tie between “Melancholia” and “Take Shelter.” One is a devastating meditation on depression, isolation and death, and the other is a dramatic masterpiece that evokes the dread and anxiety of a looming end. They’re very different films (and coincidentally opened within months of each other), but both end on final shots that left me breathless.
See full article at Indiewire »

Last Man on Earth Renewed at Fox

Last Man on Earth Renewed at Fox
Apocalypse, whew.

After sweating it out on the bubble for months, Will Forte’s modestly rated End of Days comedy Last Man on Earth has been renewed for a fourth season at Fox, TVLine has confirmed.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

The pickup ensures that Last Man will not end its run on a cliffhanger, or as Forte called it, “The worst last episode of a show ever.” Quick refresh: Last Sunday’s Season 3 finale concluded with Kristen Wiig’s Pamela showing up amid a nuclear meltdown and whacking
See full article at TVLine.com »

Entertainment or Propaganda? A Brief and Critical Look at 'Christian Films'

Christian movies: Starring Nicolas Cage, the widely panned 2014 apocalyptic thriller 'Left Behind' was a box office bomb – unlike (relatively) recent popular 'faith movies' such as 'Heaven Is for Real,' 'Son of God' and 'War Room.' A thought on the New Christian American Cinema: Tired of the blatant propaganda found in 'mainstream' Christian movies Two films that might be called “Christian movies” opened last week, and I decided that I wouldn't watch them, write about them, or review them – at least directly. I'm not even going to mention their titles here because I don't promote propaganda films, and that's what this recent advent of Christian movies has become: propaganda. After all, since nearly all American cinema is Christian cinema, the New Christian American Cinema is in fact pure propaganda – not cinema. Worse yet, it bores me. So, here's the thing about what we've come to call
See full article at Alt Film Guide »

“I’m old, not obsolete” – Where did the 80’s Action Heroes go?

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Matt Rodgers

Growing up in the UK’s equivalent of The Shire meant that access to the escapism of video rentals was something as distant as The Misty Mountains. The arrival of a man who looked like Stanley Uris from Stephen King’s It, driving a van that was filled to the rafters with VHS, and which glowed like the Pulp Fiction briefcase when opened, introduced me to a roll-call of the 80s Action Heroes. Monosyllabic men, who quipped their way through bullets and bodies. The first plastic case to cross my sweaty palms featured a muscular fellow, holding a gun, against a colourful heatmap backdrop. It was Predator, and that was a long time ago.

About where things began to change for the real expendables is hard to pinpoint. Why did these one-time box-office giants; Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Van-Damme, and to a lesser degree Lundgren, suddenly find their powers diminishing?
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Marvel's Inhumans: Serinda Swan to Play Medusa on New ABC Series

Marvel's Inhumans: Serinda Swan to Play Medusa on New ABC Series
Things are about to get hairy for Graceland alum Serinda Swan, who has been cast as Medusa in ABC’s upcoming Marvel’s Inhumans series.

RelatedMarvel’s Inhumans: Anson Mount Cast in ABC Series’ Lead Role

In the never-before-told story of the royal family, Medusa is the Queen of the Inhumans and wife of Black Bolt (played by Hell on WheelsAnson Mount), serving as his most trusted advisor. As for her powers, Medusa is a fiercely resilient warrior who has the ability to move and control her hair the way most people use their hands and fingers.

“Serinda
See full article at TVLine.com »

Exclusive interview with actor Eric Jacobus

david j. moore chats with actor Eric Jacobus

The world has yet to learn the name Eric Jacobus. Ladies and gentlemen, hear the name and speak it because he’s here, and he’s about to break through. Working way off the grid and completely off the radar, Jacobus, a practitioner of Hapkido, has been building himself up through impressive short films and totally independent feature films, namely with two feature films Contour (2006) and Death Grip (2012), both of which he wrote, directed, and starred in, and the outstanding short films Rope-a-Dope (2013), Rope-a-Dope 2 (2015), and this year’s martial arts comedy Blindsided (2017). He’s already appeared in the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2014) as Stryker and in Segment A of The ABCs of Death 2 (2014), and he’s on a clear and calculated path of action stardom.

It’s obvious you’re really into Hong Kong movies; your movies
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Dancing With the Stars Season 24: Glee's Heather Morris, a Bachelor, Mr. T, Charo, Nancy Kerrigan Among Cast

Dancing With the Stars Season 24: Glee's Heather Morris, a Bachelor, Mr. T, Charo, Nancy Kerrigan Among Cast
I pity the fool who has to tell Mr. T to work on his quick step!

ABC on Wednesday revealed the full cast line-up for Dancing With the Stars Season 24, and The A-Team actor, Bachelor Nick Viall and Olympians Simone Biles and Nancy Kerrigan are among the celebrities confirmed to compete.

RelatedDWTS Veteran Derek Hough Jumps to NBC’s World of Dance as a Judge

They join Glee grad Heather Morris, who clearly has an advantage going into the dance contest. Not only did Morris once compete on So You Think You Can Dance (having been eliminated during Vegas Week
See full article at TVLine.com »

Under the Dome's Rachelle Lefevre to Star in ABC's Doomsday Pilot

Under the Dome's Rachelle Lefevre to Star in ABC's Doomsday Pilot
Rachelle Lefevre can’t seem to shake her apocalyptic impulses.

The actress — coming off a three-season run on CBS’ End of Days drama Under the Dome — is set to star in the ABC pilot Doomsday, TVLine has learned.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Written by Justified vets Mark Bianculli and VJ Boyd and EPd’ by CSI vet Carol Mendelsohn, the hour-long thriller centers on a secret think tank that is tasked with dreaming up man-made disaster scenarios and their possible solutions. Because the hypothetical ideas are deemed extremely dangerous, the
See full article at TVLine.com »

Film Quality Is Subjective: A Film Is Good Because We Say It Is

Graeme Robertson on why film quality is subjective…

It’s a wonderful job being a film critic. Being able to watch films and write about them all hours of the day and night, discussing them with your fellow critics and generally have a merry old time talking about how wonderful it is to be a film critic.

Although when we disagree on something that’s when the fights start, with critics climbing into the steel cages ready to defend the honour of the films that they proclaim to be the best against the wretched scum who think otherwise.

Or something a bit less dramatic than that, like a polite discussion or a particularly stern talk over a pint or two.

Recently my Flickering colleague Samuel Brace penned an article (which you should all read by the way) in which he argued that with regards to films, “Quality is very much objective.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Sleepy Hollow's New Witness Revealed: Tom Mison, Clifton Campbell Weigh In

Sleepy Hollow's New Witness Revealed: Tom Mison, Clifton Campbell Weigh In
Warning: This post contains a major spoiler from Friday’s Sleepy Hollow. Proceed with caution.

Abbie Mills’ successor in the battle against evil was revealed in this week’s Sleepy Hollow and, as some viewers guessed — and the final moments of last week’s episode all but revealed — the next Witness is Diana’s young daughter, Molly (played by Oona Yaffe).

Ichabod first encounters Molly in a dream designed to help him find his next partner, though at the time he is unaware that the girl he sees is Diana’s non-speaking kid. Later, while on a case with Agent Thomas,
See full article at TVLine.com »

New Year Horrors – End of Days (1999)

End of Days, 1999.

Directed by Peter Hyams.

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunny, Kevin Pollak, and Rod Steiger.

Synopsis:

On the eve of the new Millennium, alcoholic former New York cop Jericho Cane finds himself at the centre of an ancient conflict between good and evil involving a young woman whom he must protect from The Devil himself, who has come to Earth to use the woman to birth the Antichrist and bring about the apocalypse.

I think it’s safe to say dear readers that 2016 will be a year that many of us will not look back on fondly.

What with all manner of depressing events ranging from the ongoing tragedy of civil wars and unrest around the world, political upheaval, Harambe, the deaths of many beloved icons and President Trump, the year has felt like an unending kick in the bollocks with a nipple cripple flung in for good measure.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Devilworks inks deals in China, Korea, Japan on horror slate

  • ScreenDaily
Devilworks inks deals in China, Korea, Japan on horror slate
Exclusive: Genre sales agent secures a raft of Asia deals post-afm.

Genre specialist sales outfit Devilworks has struck a raft of deals on several of its titles following the recent American Film Market (Afm) in Los Angeles.

Virtual Cinema has taken China rights for five titles: Bigfoot horror Valley Of The Sasquatch [pictured], comedy sci-fi End Of Days Inc, mystery thriller Lemon Tree Passage, action sci-fi EZO1 and fantasy drama A Better Place.

Korean outfit Doki Entertainment has also acquired A Better Place and End Of Days Inc, while the company has also picked up Israeli comedy sci-fi Omg I’m A Robot. Sy Media has taken Lemon Tree Passage for Korea.

Devilworks has reached an agreement on Valley Of The Sasquatch with Vietnamese outfit Minh Ngan International Media, and the company has also taken sci-fi thriller Listening, horror Some Kind Of Hate, and sci-fi thriller Time Lapse.

Taiwanese outfit Del-tamac has picked up The Answer, End Of Days Inc, Lemon Tree Passage
See full article at ScreenDaily »

WWE No Mercy 2016 Review

Shaun Eddleston reviews WWE No Mercy 2016…

The Card:

WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Aj Styles (C) vs. Dean Ambrose vs. John Cena Intercontinental Championship – The Miz (C) vs. Dolph Ziggler (Title vs. Career match) Bray Wyatt vs Randy Orton Smackdown Tag Team Championship – Heath Slater & Rhyno (C) vs. The Usos Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi Nikki Bella vs. Carmella Baron Corbin vs. Jack Swagger The Hype Bros & American Alpha vs. The Vaudevillains & The Ascension (Pre-show)

Match 1 – The Hype Bros & American Alpha vs. The Vaudevillains & The Ascension (Pre-Show match)

As the announcers talked up how much momentum was at stake here, Aiden English of The Vaudevillains and Chad Gable of American Alpha kicked things off. Gable and Jason Jordan outwrestled English early on.

Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley maintained the babyfaces’ control, both members of The Hype Bros frustrating Viktor.

The Ascension later slowed the bout down. The duo worked well with The
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Film Review: ‘Inferno’

Film Review: ‘Inferno’
In the long and spotty history of movie taglines, there have been few quite as noncommittal as the one dreamed up for “Inferno,” the third in director Ron Howard’s series of schlockbusters drawn from the nominal literary oeuvre of Dan Brown. “‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels & Demons’ were just the beginning,” proclaim the posters — pretty inarguably, since “Inferno” is nothing if not a continuation of what they started. But there’s a hint of threat in those words too: If you found the first two films soulless and joyless, they imply, prepare for things to have gotten a little bit worse this time. And so it largely proves in the latest installment of perennially endangered symbologist Robert Langdon’s cryptic-lite adventures. As the addled professor dashes around Europe trying to prevent a humanity-culling plague cooked up by a Dante-spouting madman, the film more or less goes through the popcorn motions,
See full article at Variety - Film News »

WWE Smackdown 09/20/16 Review – John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose, The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship and more

Shaun Eddleston reviews the September 20th edition of WWE Smackdown Live!…

This week’s Smackdown promised a strong lineup of matches that would set up for the upcoming No Mercy PPV rather nicely, with an Ic title match between The Miz and Dolph Ziggler, American Alpha seeking retribution against The Usos for their heinous attack a couple of weeks ago and a main event that would see John Cena face off against Dean Ambrose.

Contract signing: Becky Lynch & Alexa Bliss

Daniel Bryan introduced Becky Lynch to the WWE Universe for the contract signing between her and Alexa Bliss. Bliss claimed Lynch was not born to be a champion; she was a lovable loser. Lynch responded that she was not born to be a champion, but she proved all doubters wrong and became one anyway. Bliss countered, promising to expose Lynch for what she really is: a one-hit wonder. She blasted her with the contract holder,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

WWE Backlash 2016 Review

Shaun Eddleston reviews WWE Backlash 2016…

The Card:

WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Dean Ambrose (C) vs. Aj Styles Intercontinental Championship – The Miz (C) vs. Dolph Ziggler Bray Wyatt vs. Kane Apollo Crews vs. Baron Corbin The Hype Bros vs. The Usos (Winner faces Heath Slater and Rhyno) Tag Team Championship Tournament Final – Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. Tbd

Women’s Championship – Natalya vs. Naomi vs. Carmella vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch vs. Nikki Bella (Six-Pack Elimination Challenge)

Match 1 – Apollo Crews vs. Baron Corbin (Pre-Show match)

Booked during the Backlash pre-show as a result of a backstage encounter between the two, the first matchup of the evening saw the speed and atleticism of Apollo Crews take on the strength and brute force of Baron Corbin.

Crews withstood a ton of punishment from Corbin, including a huge clothesline that turned him inside out, but he fired back with several major maneuvers including
See full article at Flickeringmyth »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites