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There’s plenty of heartwarming to be had with John Lee Hancock‘s Saving Mr. Banks. Tom Hanks‘s smile alone tugs at the heart strings, but underneath the picture’s cuddly side there’s a darkness to be found in the flashbacks to P.L. Travers’ (Emma Thomspon) childhood. Playing her father, Travers Goff, is Colin Farrell. Goff is an alcoholic who often hides his pain through storytelling. The parallel for Travers is obvious, but it’s also true in the case of Walt Disney, at least when it comes to the film’s take on Disney. The young Travers informs the older Travers, and the same goes for Goff. It’s a performance we haven’t seen from Farrell before, but ever since Tigerland – Joel Schumacher’s best movie — you could say that for most of his roles. He’s not an actor who repeats himself often or falls back on certain crutches, and »
- Jack Giroux
Stung is a film from production companies Rat Pack Filmproduktion and Xyz Films. The film shows some of that b-movie charm from the late '70s and '80s, where giant insects were the order of the day. In Benni Diez's first feature film, mutated insects crash an upper crust party. Also, the film stars Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski), Clifton Collins Jr. (Tigerland), Lance Henriksen and Matt O'Leary. Now, a couple of early photos have been released for the film, since production has wrapped. The first photo (above) shows actor Matt O'Leary as Paul. He is a server at the party and he faces a monstrous creature in this still. A second photo shows actress Jessica Cook. Cook plays Julia, a waitress at the event. Julia gets a little too close to some wasp sauce, which covers her entire body. As well, a movie clip for this film was released earlier this year. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a behind-the-scenes video from Dead in Tombstone, details on the Box of Dread, first poster for Proxy, All Cheerleaders Die premiere details, and much more:
Dead in Tombstone: “In celebration of the upcoming release of Dead in Tombstone on Blu-ray & DVD on 10/22, here’s the new bonus feature “Horses, Guns & Explosions,” Danny Trejo, director Roel Reine and producer Mike Elliott talk about the big explosions audiences will see in the upcoming film.
Danny Trejo (Machete), Anthony Michael Hall (The Dark Knight) and Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) star in this unrated, action-packed battle for vengeance. As a ruthless gang overruns a small mining town, they murder their own leader, Guerrero Hernandez (Trejo), in a cold-blooded power grab. Sentenced to eternity in hell, Guerrero finds himself confronted by »
- Tamika Jones
Gary Collinson presents an extract from his book Holy Franchise, Batman! Bringing the Caped Crusader to the Screen detailing director Wolfgang Petersen's aborted DC superhero cross-over movie Batman vs. Superman....
Although Warner Bros was finding it difficult to relaunch the Dark Knight after Batman & Robin, the struggle was nothing compared to that of its other major DC property, Superman. Having ushered in the modern superhero film in 1978 with Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie, the Man of Steel had been absent from the screen since his own franchise-killer, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, which the studio co-produced with Cannon Films back in 1987. The failure of Superman IV brought an end to a proposed fifth instalment in the Christopher Reeve series, with Batman producer Jon Peters subsequently coming on board in the early 1990s and commissioning a number of scripts based upon DC Comics’ ‘The Death and Return of Superman »
- Flickering Myth
We return with the latest edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on a comic anthology series featuring Alice Cooper, UK premiere details for Big Ass Spider!, information on the Karen Black fund, and much more:
Details on the Karen Black Fund: “Karen has been waging a battle for over two years with cancer. She has not talked about this publicly because she was hoping it would be cured and she could call herself a cancer survivor. Karen was diagnosed with ampullary cancer in November of 2010. After suffering through nausea, fainting and losing over thirty pounds, she was finally declared Ned – No Evidence of Disease in July. But by December 2011 a small tumor developed and another surgery was in order, which left her completely bed-ridden. Her cancer seemed conquered though. By spring 2012 she was doing a lot better »
- Tamika Jones
We've all been there. As horror fans it's almost our duty to take part in haunted attractions each Halloween season no matter how long the lines. Some of them are truly worth it, too. Especially the ones that feature real murder and mayhem. Those are the best!
Eagle One Media announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights to director Jon Binkowski’s debut feature film Scare Zone and will release the flick this summer on DVD, VOD, and digital platforms within North America as well as roll it out globally in various territory markets.
Shot at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights set, Scare Zone features Neil Brown Jr. ("The Walking Dead," Fast and Furious), Arian Ash (Phone Booth, Tigerland), Simon Needham (Health Inspector, Larry the Cable Guy), and Jordan Woods-Robinson (Magic City).
Scare Zone is Oliver’s pride and joy. Sure, it’s just another strip-mall Halloween Horror House, »
- Uncle Creepy
Eagle One Media is proud to announce it has acquired worldwide rights to the critically acclaimed horror feature film Scare Zone. Director Jon Binkowski’s debut feature film will be release this summer on DVD, VOD, and digital platforms within North America and rolled out globally in various territory markets.
Shot at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights set, Scare Zone features Neil Brown Jr. (The Walking Dead, Fast and Furious), Arian Ash (Phone Booth, Tigerland), Simon Needham (Health Inspector, Larry the Cable Guy), and Jordan Woods-Robinson (Magic City).
Multiple film festival award winner Scare Zone delivers and has received glowing reviews:
“It’s a great popcorn movie…the pay-off is delightful.” Horrorview.com
“The film is a screamingly good jaunt…a talented cast” ScareWorld Review
“This is a damn good and fun film!” Dead Derrick Reviews
“Sex and Blood and Wisecracks” Roger Moore (Orlando Sentinel)
And legendary director John Landis »
- Tom Stockman
Sure, there’s been a few missteps along the way… we’re sure we’re not the only ones who regret his bald-headed, leather-clad turn in Daredevil or the seemingly never-ending 214 minute cut of Alexander. But for every role we’d like to forget, Farrell wins us back with movies like Seven Psychopaths, The New World, and yes, even Miami Vice.
Farrell is back on the big screen this week as a crime lord’s right-hand man in Dead Man Down. Farrell stars alongside Noomi Rapace in the film directed by the man behind the original Swedish-language Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Niels Arden Oplev.
We pay homage to one of our favourite Irish stars as »
- Rachel West
Rohan Morbey reviews the first season of Netflix's political drama series House of Cards...
Forget the fact that Netflix has released all 13 episodes of their Us remake of the British show House of Cards all at once rather than the traditional one-per-week - the question is should you watch it? The answer is yes, but it’s not must-see television (should that be ‘must-see streaming’?) and doesn’t make me wish for every other show to be available on-demand either.
Without giving an in-depth review of each episode and storyline, House of Cards is about Congressman Francis J. Underwood (Kevin Spacey), who plots his way to becoming the Vice President after being overlooked for Secretary of State and he doesn’t care who he has to use, step on, sabotage or destroy to get what he wants.
Overall, the show is good and is always watchable but never anything out »
- Flickering Myth
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