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Arrow Video’s February 2018 Blu-ray Releases Include Basket Case Limited Edition, Scalpel, The Gruesome Twosome

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Even after all of your presents are unwrapped and your tree is packed away (or put on the curb), Arrow Video will continue to give the gift of new horror Blu-ray releases for fans looking to expand their collections. The company just announced their impressive February 2018 slate of Blu-rays, including a limited edition version of Frank Henenlotter's Basket Case, The Gruesome Twosome, and much more!

From Arrow Video: "Time for our new announcements! First up two titles coming from Arrow Records and Books this December…

New Arrow Book: The Hitcher (Book)

Pre-order now: http://bit.ly/2BqKmWx

Release date: 29th December

Robert Harmon’s 1986 film The Hitcher is a complex beast: reviled at the time of its release, it has been adored in the long term as one of the most intoxicating, unrelenting highway cult films ever made. Starring Rutger Hauer in the title role whose alluring villainy
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Mark and Jay Duplass’ Campaign to Find America’s Next Generation of Indie Filmmakers Announces Winners

Mark and Jay Duplass’ Campaign to Find America’s Next Generation of Indie Filmmakers Announces Winners
Earlier this summer, filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass, alongside Seed&Spark, the film-focused crowdfunding platform with built-in distribution, announced a brand new initiative designed to find and bolster new filmmaking talent all over the country. Their Hometown Heroes partnership was designed to challenge “filmmakers from all over the country to tell stories that have never been told from wherever they are,” including a large-scale call for crowdfunding campaigns for narrative feature films on the Seed&Spark platform.

Submissions opened for the initiative in August and the rally launched on September 12, when the 73 participating films began their crowdfunding campaigns. All campaigns closed on October 13. More than $860,000 was raised across all rally projects, who also amassed a total of 63,000 followers in the 30-day period.

Read More:Mark and Jay Duplass’ Ambitious Crowdfunding Campaign Gets a Major Boost In Its First Week

Up to five winning projects were eligible to be picked from those that applied,
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The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 181: Sharecropping in Disney!

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life in general, you are sure to have a fun time with them! In theory.

If you haven’t listened to the show before – why not? – you can check out previous episodes of The History of Bad Ideas podcast on iTunes and look out for new episodes here on Nerdly each and every week…

Episode 181: Sharecropping in Disney!

The Hobi Gang welcomes Number One Fan Doug into the Bob Studios to talk his latest visit to Disney World and Pandora, aka AvatarLand and to teach the gang some Disney history! The guys are hating on Transformers even before it is released, Blake hates the fake news surrounding Wonder Woman while Jason lightens the mood with impressions of celebrity siblings! The gang is scared of Bat-nipples, Jeff gets angry at people that don’t understand Lost while Doug is only interested in a new Atari console if it has the dirty games from the old system! The guys list their Top 5 Favorite Fictional Fathers and Hobi has two Bad Ideas of the Week this time! This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!
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Before They Were Blockbuster Directors: 8 TV Episodes by the People Behind 2017’s Biggest Films

Before They Were Blockbuster Directors: 8 TV Episodes by the People Behind 2017’s Biggest Films
Even though the worlds of film and TV are converging more than ever before, it’s interesting to note just how many of the people behind the biggest films of the year have tried their hand at TV work in the past.

Get Out” director Jordan Peele never officially directed an episode of his long-running Comedy Central sketch show “Key & Peele,” but his debut film currently sits at No. 7 on the year’s domestic box office list. Go up and down the rest of that chart and you’ll find movies from directors who’ve made valuable contributions to TV comedies and dramas alike.

Most of these episodes were pilots or season premieres, ways for directors to help establish a template or shorthand for what governs life in front of and behind the camera for the duration of these series. While some of these filmmakers took multiple opportunities in the TV director’s seat,
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Lost In The Shadows: The Story Of The Lost Boys Retrospective Book Release Details & Cover Art

Although it may be hard to believe, it's been nearly thirty years since Grandpa warned Michael and Sam not to touch the second shelf of the fridge, and Paul Davis celebrates the legacy of The Lost Boys in his new book, Lost in the Shadows: The Story of The Lost Boys, featuring over 400 behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the beloved film.

Lost in the Shadows: The Story of The Lost Boys will ship in August and is now available to pre-order from Cult Screenings Ltd. and Dead Mouse Productions. We have official details and cover art below, and you can also learn more by visiting Cult Screenings Ltd. online.

Press Release: From writer and director, Paul Davis, Cult Screenings Ltd. and Dead Mouse Productions, comes the anticipated follow up to Beware The Moon – The Story Of An American Werewolf In London. This time around the author trades werewolves for vampires,
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'Clerks' Actress Lisa Spoonauer Dies at 44, Kevin Smith Pens Moving Tribute

'Clerks' Actress Lisa Spoonauer Dies at 44, Kevin Smith Pens Moving Tribute
Clerks star Lisa Spoonauer died on Saturday at age 44.

The actress, who starred in the cult classic 1994 film, passed away at her home in Jackson Township, New Jersey, according to an obituary posted on the Hassler Funeral Home's website.

Clerks director Kevin Smith took to Instagram to announce the sad news, sharing some photos from Spoonauer's time on the film, as well as a heartfelt essay honoring the actress' life.

"Devastated to report that #LisaSpoonauer, who played Caitlin in #clerks, has passed away," the 46-year-old filmmaker wrote. "In 1992, I went looking for Lisa without knowing either who she was or the integral role she'd play in my life. I'd held a night of open auditions at the #firstavenueplayhouse (where we found @briancohalloran and @marilynghigliotti) but the perfect Caitlin Bree never walked through the door. So I popped
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5 Things to Know About the Case of Green Beret Surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald, Convicted of Killing His Family

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It’s been nearly 50 years since former Green Beret surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald’s wife and two daughters were brutally murdered at their Fort Bragg, North Carolina, home.

MacDonald claimed that on that 1970 night, four intruders killed his wife, Colette, 26, and daughters Kimberley, 5, and Kristen, 2. But MacDonald was convicted of the murders.

He has maintained his innocence, and on January 26, an appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, will hear oral arguments on his “actual innocence” claim, a legal term that sets a high bar for exonerations.

The case is the focus of the upcoming People Magazine Investigates episode “The Accused,” which airs Monday night at 10 p.
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Interview: Philosopher King Mike Birbiglia of ‘Don’t Think Twice’

Chicago – When comedian/writer/director Mike Birbiglia is in his element, as during the interviews he conducted at The iO Theater in Chicago, he is relaxed and ardently philosophical. He has written and directed a new film, “Don’t Think Twice,” which is about a improvisation comedy troupe, but it’s also about life.

“Don’t Think Twice” – besides being a clever play on the famous Bob Dylan song title – is essentially about the stages of life, and how we react to our own ambitions. The members of the comedy troupe – portrayed by (clockwise in the picture below, starting top left) Mike Birbiglia, Kate Miccuci, Chris Gethard, Gillian Jacobs, Keegan-Michael Key and Tami Sagner – are at a crossroads in their professional and personal lives, and have to deal with the sudden uptick of fame to one of their members. As Birbiglia did with his first feature, ‘Sleepwalk with Me,’ he
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5 cars made famous by TV and film

The cars we see in TV and film can put them on the map for those who don’t follow updates in the world of four wheels. So which cars have been made famous by TV and film, that you can perhaps pick up yourself from LeaseCar UK and take for a spin? Let’s take a look…

Hyundai Tucson

Made famous by: The Walking Dead

There was a lot of debate over the vehicle Rick Grimes and co decided to use to get around during the zombie apocalypse – many people believe the show is set in 2003-4 which is when the comic was originally printed, but the car used is a 2011 model. However, creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, stated that he doesn’t want to limit the show to a timeframe but the car model used definitely got people talking.

However, as this article points out, the
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Saluting geek TV's "Zeppo" episodes

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Buffy, Doctor Who, Star Trek and more have all devoted episodes to members of their supporting cast...

Over an extended run, some television shows give off the impression that all life in their universe revolves around a small number of characters, but if they run long enough, writers and producers will invariably have to look elsewhere every once in a whle. Maybe on another day to every other episode, when the forces of evil rally and all seems lost, the good guys are... otherwise occupied, leaving someone else to pick up the slack.

As a dramatic convention in pop culture, foregrounding minor characters dates at least as far back as Tom Stoppard's 1966 play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, which takes place “in the wings” of Shakespeare's Hamlet as the two minor characters have little comprehension of the tragic events going on concurrently. But over the years, geek
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France’s Other Angle Moves Into Production with ‘Don’t Tell Her’

France’s Other Angle Moves Into Production with ‘Don’t Tell Her’
Paris – Paris-based Other Angle Pictures, headed by Olivier Albou and Laurence Schonberg, has entered movie production, boarding Solange Cicurel’s contempo relationship comedy “Don’t Tell Her,” boasting a French-Belgian ensemble cast including French singer Jenifer Bartoli, one-woman show star Camille Chamoux (“Les Francis”) and comedy actor Arie Elmaleh (“Caged”).

In another sign of growth at Other Angle, which launched in 2008, one of its comedy flagships, Gerard Depardieu-starrer “A Mighty Team,” will open 2016’s 18th UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.

Pushing from the get-go its brand as the go-to sales company for French comedic movies. The Other Angle diversified into English-language movies selling John Hay’s post World War II espionage thriller “Lives in Secret,” with Tim Roth and Kelly Reilly, Zoe Cassavetes’ “Day Out of Days,” starring Alexia Landau and Eddie Izzard; and Sam Friedlander’s “Larry Gaye, Renegade Male Flight,” starring “Royal PainsMark Feuerstein, Rebecca Romijn and Stanley Tucci.
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Why The Walking Dead hates its viewers – Season 6A Review

Oli Davis looks back on the first half of The Walking Dead season 6…

The last two episodes of The Walking Dead Season 6A managed to recapture the magic of the openers. Dramatic, poignant and superbly directed in places. Glenn is nearly reunited with Maggie, Denise has been kidnapped by Morgan’s imprisoned Wolf, and Rick and Co. are setting off on a daring break for the armoury.

They shift forward carefully in slow motion, camouflaged by zombie guts. The music rushes towards a crescendo. Sam, Jessie’s eight-year-old, in-shock son, begins to mouth “Mum? Muuum?” The piano gets louder. He’s surrounded by zombies. He’ll get them all kil-

Cut.

The episode ended so abruptly, I thought my completely legal stream had been taken down.

“Uncle Rick says shut the f*** up.”

Was that really it? The Sopranos can get away with that sort of ending. It’s The Sopranos.
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Scream Queens episodes 12 & 13 review: Dorkus & The Final Girl(s)

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Scream Queens delivers a cruel and ultimately disappointing season 1 finale, but that doesn't take away from its highlights...

This review contains spoilers.

1.12 Dorkus & The Final Girl(s)

It's hard to come to terms with how disappointing and infuriating Scream Queens' ending is. There are different ways a finale can let down its viewers and fans but Dorkus/The Final Girl(s) almost breaks new ground in this sense. I'd go so far as to say that Scream Queens has put Lost to shame. It doesn't so much fail to stick the landing but miss the landing entirely and break every bone in its body.

Back in July, Ryan Murphy said, "... at the end of the first season there will only be four characters out of twenty-five left" and yet ten remain. The thirteen-episode run has always seemingly been building up to a bloodbath, with Murphy effectively
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Zurich: Mr Robot creator sees show as a 'long film'

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Zurich: Mr Robot creator sees show as a 'long film'
The saying that ‘TV is the new film’ hits close to home for Mr Robot creator and showrunner Sam Esmail.

Esmail recounted how he first thought of the project as a film, before turning it into the USA Network’s summer hit.

The story follows paranoid young man Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) who works as an engineer at a cybersecurity company. Christian Slater plays an anarchist hacker-activist named Mr Robot.

“As far as I’m concerned we are making the movie version, it just happens to be on streaming and television,” Esmail responded to Screen at a Zurich Film Festival press conference.

“I don’t see the difference. Films are two hours long, and TV shows can go on for 20 or 30 hours or more, that affects your storytelling. But if [either format] is right for your story, I don’t see any difference.

“I originally intended [Mr Robot] to be a film, I’m not shooting it any differently. We’re executing
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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Once, Castle, Arrow, NCIS: La, S.H.I.E.L.D., H50, Shadowhunters and More

Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Once, Castle, Arrow, NCIS: La, S.H.I.E.L.D., H50, Shadowhunters and More
What’s up with Once Upon a Time‘s improbable alliance? Which Castle couple is butting heads? What happens when NCIS‘ Dinozzo does La? Is hope lost for S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Skyeward? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

Can you explain to me the new Once Upon a Time photo of Dark Swan being trained by Rumplestiltskin? How can that be, if he’s in a coma back in Storybrooke? – Vera

Upon being consumed by the Darkness in the May finale, Emma “did not travel time, but she did travel realms,
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Creature from the Black Lagoon gets a rewrite from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screenwriter

The Tracking Board is reporting that Universal Pictures has tapped Jeff Pinker to pen a rewrite on Creature from the Black Lagoon, the studio’s planned remake of the 1954 horror classic.

See Also: Scarlett Johansson linked to Creature from the Black Lagoon remake

In addition to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Pinker’s previous credits include Alias, Lost and Fringe, where he also served as a showrunner. Pinker has recently bene part of Paramount’s Transformers writers room, and is also working on an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.

As yet, there’s no word on a release date for Creature from the Black Lagoon, although Universal does have an as-yet-unrevealed Monster movie slated for April 27th, 2017.
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Win: Now That’s What I Call Music 91!

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To celebrate the release of Now That’s What I Call Music 91! we are giving you the chance to win one of 3 copies of the Now CD, due for release on 24th July 2015.

Now That’s What I Call Music is back with the 91st edition of the iconic numbered series. Stuffed to the brim with the biggest chart hits around, Now 91 features million selling hits Ellie GouldingLove Me Like You Do’, Wiz Khalifa feat. Sam Puth ‘See You Again’ & Omi ‘Cheerleader’ amongst 44 hits and an incredible 7 number 1’s. You won’t find a bigger collection of smash hits on one album – if you’re a fan of pop hits this won’t be one to miss!

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Ellie GouldingLove Me Like You Do (from ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’) Wiz Khalifa feat Charlie Puth – See You Again Omi – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit) Jason Derulo
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The "Transformers" 'Brain Trust' Assembles

As much as the whole idea sounds like an oxymoron, it appears Paramount's plans for a 'brain trust' of writers to steer the "Transformers" franchise has come to fruition.

Not long ago came word that Paramount intends to expand their mega-selling "Transformers" series with not just further direct sequels but interconnected spin-offs as well.

To do this, the likes of Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura would lend their support to a team of writers who would come up with story ideas for that film series. Said team would be lead by producer/writer Akiva Goldsman.

Today comes word on who will be a part of that team with five names you'll probably be familiar with - "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman, "Pacific Rim" and "The Incredible Hulk" scribe Zak Penn," "Fringe" and "Lost" writer/exec producer Jeff Pinker, and "Iron Man" scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway
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‘Schrodinger’s Cat & the Raiders of the Lost Quark’ Review (Xbox One)

Cooked up by the team behind the point and click trilogy Hector: Badge of Carnage and featuring the voice talent of the brilliant A.J. LoCascio (known for his role as Marty McFly in Telltale Games’ Back to the Future), Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is set in The Particle Zoo, where a catastrophic event has caused all enclosures to open and all the primitive particles to escape! What used to be a cheery theme-park style environment is now utter chaos, and not in the mathematical sense of the word. The Zoo is put on lockdown, and the emergency services are called in to sort everything out. Those emergency services? Schrödinger’s Cat, of course! Thankfully he’s not alone; by collecting and commanding an army of cuddly quarks, Schrödinger’s Cat can combine and create a total of 14 unique abilities to solve any problems he may encounter.
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Retro Promenade releases All-Star Carpenter Tribute Album; Available At Your Own Price

I’m sure, like myself, you’ve all been blasting John Carpenter’s Lost Themes nonstop, and rightfully so, it’s amazing. Personally, I am an addict when it comes to all things Carpenter, so this bit of news has even me smiling ear to ear. Hitting your ear-waves today, is Retro Promenade’s all star tribute to the master of horror, aptly titled, “Carpenter”. Filled with everybody from Lazerhawk to Marcon, the album is the perfect tribute to the music of one of horror’s best.

“A little over three months ago, Retro Promenade put out a call to action for submissions from artists who wished to create music inspired by anything in John Carpenter’s films. 20 slots were available, more than 20 artists submitted, and 5 third party selectors were invited to choose their top 20 tracks for the album, and this method is to ensure that the top tracks are
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