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Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Day 7: An Etsy Extravaganza

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Greetings, holiday shoppers! Welcome back for Day 7 of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. Today, we’re turning the spotlight on the fine independent artists over on Etsy who have handcrafted a multitude of projects, ranging from artwork to housewares to candles to holiday decorations—and pretty much everything in between.

And because we’ll be focusing on other gift arenas later this week like apparel, accessories, and enamel pins, you can expect to see more Etsy offerings coming your way over the next few days from those categories.

Also, Daily Dead has once again put together some really cool Holiday Gift Guide prize packs this year, and for your chance to win one, just send an email to contest@dailydead.com with “Holiday Gift Guide” in the subject line and be sure to include your full name and mailing address as well for your shot at some free horror-tastic
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Movie “Boiler Room”

A lot of times it seems like the world of the stock broker is best left to those that don’t have a heart to speak of and find it amusing to take advantage of people that have very little to invest and milking them for all that they have. When looking at how things are run in the real world the movies don’t look too far off the mark however. Giovanni Ribisi though plays a man that initially gets into the job for the promise of big money and a chance to show his family that he can be somebody.

10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Movie “Boiler Room
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5 Movies You Totally Forget Giovanni Ribisi Was In

Giovanni Ribisi’s real name is Antonino Giovanni Ribisi. He is an American actor who was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 17, 1974. He began his acting career in his childhood when he appeared on many television shows, including ‘The Wonder Years’, The New Leave It to Beaver’, ‘My Two Dads’, and ‘Married… with Children’. As his career continued into adulthood, he began to appear in movies. Some of the movies for which he is best-known include ‘Ted’, ‘My Name is Earl’, ‘Friends’, ‘Boiler Room’, and ‘Saving Private Ryan’. As he has appeared in so many movies covering a

5 Movies You Totally Forget Giovanni Ribisi Was In
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Jimmy Kimmel Will Return as Host for 2018 Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel Will Return as Host for 2018 Oscars
For a second consecutive year, late-night talk show favorite Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars telecast, and Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 90th Academy Awards will air live on the ABC Television Network and broadcast outlets worldwide on Oscar Sunday, March 4, 2018. Here's what Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs had to say in her statement.

"Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are truly an Oscar Dream Team. Mike and Jennifer produced a beautiful show that was visually stunning. And Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one our finest hosts in Oscar history."

Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC's late-night talk show. Now in its 15th season, Jkl has earned six Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Variety Series Talk category,
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Oscar Host Jimmy Kimmel, Producers Return for Academy Awards 2018

Oscar Host Jimmy Kimmel, Producers Return for Academy Awards 2018
Jimmy Kimmel is back, PriceWaterhouseCoopers be damned.

Strong reviews for the 2017 Oscar telecast were buried by the dramatic Best Picture envelope snafu and surprise “Moonlight” win. So the Academy CEO Dawn Hudson and outgoing president Cheryl Boone Isaacs decided to give the same team another chance to score for Oscars 2018.

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“If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!” said Kimmel, the host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on ABC, in its 15th season.

Also returning for a second go-round is Oscar producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, who Boone Isaacs calls her “dream team.”

“It’s not often you get two chances to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and even more rare to
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Oscar Host Jimmy Kimmel, Producers Return for Academy Awards 2018

Oscar Host Jimmy Kimmel, Producers Return for Academy Awards 2018
Jimmy Kimmel is back, PriceWaterhouseCoopers be damned.

Strong reviews for the 2017 Oscar telecast were buried by the dramatic Best Picture envelope snafu and surprise “Moonlight” win. So the Academy CEO Dawn Hudson and outgoing president Cheryl Boone Isaacs decided to give the same team another chance to score for Oscars 2018.

Read More: Jimmy Kimmel Gives Update On His Baby, Interviews Senator Who Coined ‘The Jimmy Kimmel Test’ — Watch

“If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!” said Kimmel, the host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on ABC, in its 15th season.

Also returning for a second go-round is Oscar producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, who Boone Isaacs calls her “dream team.”

“It’s not often you get two chances to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and even more rare to
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How Vin Diesel Became the Frog Prince of Movie Stars

How Vin Diesel Became the Frog Prince of Movie Stars
No movie star in history gets as little respect as Vin Diesel. A lot of people — too many — still see him as a fake star, a joke, a beady-eyed mush-mouthed poseur in a wife-beater. He’s the action-film equivalent of a politician (like, you know, Trump or Obama) whose legitimacy has never been fully accepted by the other party. Hipsters have no problem with Dwayne Johnson, whose quick sharp delivery, along with his superman physique, conveys an invincibility they’re comfortable with. But Diesel is a different hunk of rock. Off camera, he leads with his proletarian hip-hop swagger; onscreen, his identity in the Hollywood galaxy comes down to his being the renegade hood ornament on a series of wildly overwrought vehicular thrillers that a lot of people have zero to no patience for. (Meanwhile, as today’s box-office returns for “The Fate of the Furious” indicate, the fans still think these movies are God.
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Biopics vs. Their Fictional Counterparts

Some people’s lives are best told truthfully, others more loosely.

In one corner, we have Rocky, the iconic Best Picture-winning boxing movie starring Sylvester Stallone as the made-up Rocky Balboa. In the other corner, we have Chuck, an upcoming biopic starring Liev Schreiber as real-life boxer Chuck Wepner. The latter primarily depicts the 1975 bout between Wepner and Muhammad Ali, which inspired Stallone to write the script for Rocky. He’s since tried to downplay the connection, especially after being sued by Wepner, but it’s close enough to being a film a clef as any.

Chuck received mostly positive reviews when it played the big film festivals last fall, but it’s unlikely to become the phenomenon, let alone Oscar darling, that Rocky was. Its legacy surely won’t be as lasting, in part because true biopics don’t tend to get sequels. There are a lot of benefits to fictionalized accounts of real events and
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Watch an exclusive deleted scene from Bleed For This

Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from Icon Film Distribution come the 27th March is Bleed For This starring Miles Teller. This boxing biopic tells the tale of Vinny Pazienza, a truly gripping story which follows this former champions excruciating battle to return to the ring.

We have an exclusive deleted scene called ‘The Diner’, in which we see Vinny’s boxing coach – played by Aaron Eckhart – having a meeting with his promoters and debating his controversial decision to move Vinny up two weight classes. Check it out here or over on our YouTube channel…

Featuring a gripping central performance from the increasingly eye-catching Miles Teller (Whiplash, War Dogs), Bleed For This follows boxing prodigy Vinny Pazienza’s soaring rise to stardom and two world-title fights. Then, at the top of his game, Vinny is involved in a near-fatal car accident that leaves him on the brink of paralysis,
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‘Bleed for This’ Actors Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart on the Boxing Film’s Animal Instincts

‘Bleed for This’ Actors Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart on the Boxing Film’s Animal Instincts
[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Spectrum. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and the latest films On Demand. Today’s pick is “Bleed for This.”]

Miles Teller is proving to be an actor who specializes in roles that combine extreme effort and crippling excess. Aaron Eckhart, meanwhile, has become the kind of performer who can bring a well-worn specificity to grizzled supporting roles.

Combine those elements and you get “Bleed for This,” the latest film from Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”). Teller plays Vinny Pazienza, a boxer struggling to return to the ring after a debilitating neck injury. It’s a performance that showcases Teller’s physicality against the backdrop of a true-life story. As Pazienza’s coach, Kevin Rooney, Eckhart brings his ferocity to a role that requires a less obvious show of continual force.

Younger has said that “Bleed for This” is far from a movie solely for boxing purists; he also wanted to rope in audiences who don’t care about sports at all. It’s an admirable goal, but one that doesn
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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Film Critics Are Forced to Pick a Favorite — IndieWire Critics Survey

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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Film Critics Are Forced to Pick a Favorite — IndieWire Critics Survey
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.)

From “School Ties” to “Live By Night” and this weekend’s “The Great Wall,” Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have each — for better and worse — left a considerable and ever-increasing footprint in the cultural landscape. But while the world is wide enough for both of them, our hearts are not. And so, we forced our panel of critics to choose: Ben Affleck or Matt Damon?

There can be only one.

Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse), Freelance with Rolling Stone, Vulture, Vox

This is a toughie. In terms of looks, both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s faces remind me of between forty and fifty of my least-favorite classmates during
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‘T2 Trainspotting’ To Rave All Night In Post-Premiere Throwback – Berlin

‘T2 Trainspotting’ To Rave All Night In Post-Premiere Throwback – Berlin
Exclusive: Danny Boyle's T2 Trainspotting will receive a special red-carpet welcome at the Berlin Film Festival on Friday night, after which Sony is throwing back to the culture of the original movie with an all-night rave set at a secret location. International underground music site Boiler Room will host the event, which will feature giants of the ’90s clubbing world in a nod to the iconic club scenes of 1996’s Trainspotting. The savvy marketing move, which ties in…
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'XXX: Return of Xander Cage' Review: Vin Diesel Gives Us Sequel No One Wanted

'XXX: Return of Xander Cage' Review: Vin Diesel Gives Us Sequel No One Wanted
Who wanted Xander Cage back? Is it you? It sure as hell isn't me. But he's here anyway, extreme-sports and lunkhead-espionage skills in tow. This cinematic equivalent of drool is the third in the series that started in 2002 by introducing Vin Diesel as Xander Cage, an extreme sports badass recruited by an Nsa boss (Samuel L. Jackson) to go undercover and flex his muscles. Ok, the assignment had something to do with Russians. But who remembers? Even Diesel wisely sat out the horrendous 2005 sequel (with Ice Cube) and found a
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‘Sneaky Pete’ Renewed by Amazon for Season 2

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‘Sneaky Pete’ Renewed by Amazon for Season 2
Amazon has renewed “Sneaky Pete” for a second season, less than one week after Season 1 actually arrived. “Sneaky Pete” just premiered on Friday, January 13, when it became the platform’s second most-streamed original scripted series on an opening day, behind only “The Man in the High Castle.” The series was co-created and is executive produced by Bryan Cranston and showrunner Graham Yost. Michael Dinner, Fred Golan and James Degus also executive produce the Giovanni Ribisi show. Also Read: Martin Scorsese-Produced Grateful Dead Documentary Goes to Amazon In addition to the “Boiler Room” alum, the ensemble cast also features Marin Ireland,
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Film Review: ‘Gold’

Film Review: ‘Gold’
It’s too bad Matthew McConaughey already made a movie called “Fool’s Gold,” since the title would’ve been perfect for his latest, a bucking-bronco paydirt saga in which he plays a white-trash desperado with a claim to more of the precious metal than he knows what to do with. Directed with an odd mix of human compassion and giddy abandon by Stephen Gaghan (“Syriana”), “Gold” is a lively portrayal of what’s often misidentified as the American Dream, but might be more accurately described as the American Fantasy — where men dream of wealth and success without having to put in the work.

Proudly sporting a pot belly, snaggled teeth, and receding combover (though any normal person with either would go out of his way to hide them), McConaughey turns in a gonzo performance as a gold prospector named Kenny Wells, who improbably strikes it rich after acting on
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 episode 7 review: Deals With Our Devils

Marc Buxton Nov 30, 2016

Agents of Shield season 4 continues to be impressively adaptable and freewheeling with a magic-themed episode...

This review contains spoilers.

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4.7 Deals With Our Devils

It’s quite literally a magical time to be a Marvel fan. Since Marvel’s Agents Of Shield last aired, fans were introduced to a world of magic in the Doctor Strange movie (hey Marvel, isn’t it time to announce the sequel?). But Marvel TV has its fair share of magic as well, and it’s all on display this week as half the team is lost in a very dark magical dimension thanks to the machinations of Eli Morrow.

The last few season, Agents of Shield has been all about Hydra and the Inhumans. Now, the series seems to be the place to explore the new Marvel world of magic.
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How the director of Boiler Room made a comeback with Bleed For This

Ryan Lambie Dec 2, 2016

After a decade away from the camera, Boiler Room director Ben Younger's back with Bleed For This. Ryan charts his extraordinary return...

Ask director Ben Younger about his new film, Bleed For This, and he glows with enthusiasm: eyes flashing behind his large glasses, he'll talk eagerly about the energy among the cast and the stress of shooting a period boxing drama on such a tight budget. Ask him about his first movie, the 2000 crime drama Boiler Room, and the words flow less easily. There's a hint of regret in his voice, a pause or two as he thinks about exactly the right response: not because the movie wasn't any good - far from it, in fact - but because, he suggests, its success came a little too early and easily.

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Bleed For This review

Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart shine in the boxing drama, Bleed For This. Ryan reviews the comeback film from the maker of Boiler Room...

In boxing movies, it’s usually the lead actor who undergoes the most dramatic physical transformation, whether it’s Robert De Niro alternately pumping iron or gorging on pasta to play Jake La Motta in Raging Bull, or Jake Gyllenhaal bulking up to play a bereaved fighter in Southpaw.

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In Bleed For This, directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room, Prime), Miles Teller provides a sinewy performance as real-life boxer Vinny 'Paz' Pazienza, but the most startling turn in the movie comes from Aaron Eckhart, who plays his hard-drinking trainer,
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Ben Younger interview: Bleed For This, Boiler Room, cookery

Ryan Lambie Nov 30, 2016

Ahead of his boxing drama Bleed For This, director Ben Younger explains how he went from Boiler Room to chef and back to filmmaking...

Bleed For This is a tale of two comebacks. The movie itself tells the true story of Vinny Paz, a boxer who suffered terrible injuries in a car accident, but through sheer grit and determination, defied his doctors' advice and made a spectacular return to form. Behind the scenes, Bleed For This also marks the return of Ben Younger after more than a decade away from the film industry.

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Younger's career took off at the start of the millennium with Boiler Room, a hit drama about white-collar crime starring Ben Affleck and Vin Diesel. A long and lucrative Hollywood career appeared to beckon,
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‘Bleed For This’ Director Ben Younger Says His Film Is For Audiences Who Don’t Care About Boxing

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‘Bleed For This’ Director Ben Younger Says His Film Is For Audiences Who Don’t Care About Boxing
Bleed for This” may look like any number of boxing movies that chronicle the career of a prize fighter, but the film is more about what legendary boxer Vinny Paz did outside the ring than inside. Based on the true story of Paz’s remarkable recovery after a car accident that left him with a broken neck, the movie stars Miles Teller as Paz and Aaron Eckhart as his trainer Kevin Rooney.

Read More: ‘Bleed For This’ Is A Boxing Movie With Too Much Heart, Not Enough Soul — Telluride Film Festival Review

During an interview with IndieWire at the Toronto Film Festival, writer-director Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”) explained that rather than telling the story of Paz’s entire boxing career, as a traditional boxing biopic might, he focused instead on the period that best revealed what kind of person Paz was: the year and a half immediately following his neck injury,
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