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Horizon looks at Ocd – A Monster In My Mind, Dr Richard Clay presents A Brief History Of Graffiti and reflections on a classic novel in Hey, Boo: Harper Lee And To Kill A Mockingbird. Plus: Guillermo del Toro’s dark fantasy The Strain returns and moody French cop drama Witnesses concludes
There were nine in the tent and the little one said, “But the oven didn’t get hot enough. It wasn’t my fault. I’ll gouge you with this croquembouche …” It’s dessert week and the signature challenge is puddingy scourge, the creme brulee. The technical challenge, a spanische windtorte, is literally something Mary Berry made up to induce panic and the groping for English-to-foreign dictionaries. She’s not as nice as she looks. The end game is cheesecake Jenga: not just baking but balancing baking. Fiends. Julia Raeside
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- Julia Raeside, John Robinson, Jack Seale, David Stubbs, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Andrew Mueller, Jonathan Wright, Paul Howlett
The fourth episode of The Driving Dead premiered yesterday on the series' website. The series focuses on the consequences of reckless driving. Also: Blu-ray release details for Navy SEALs vs. Zombies and the Children of the Corn trilogy.
The Driving Dead: Press Release: "Springfield, Ill. (August 24, 2015) – Actor Michael Rooker returns to his starring role in The Driving Dead Series with a new webisode, “The Chase,” premiering today.
The Driving Dead Series launched in August 2014 by the Illinois Department of Transportation (Idot) to thwart dangerous driving behaviors, like drinking and driving and failure to wear a seatbelt, among the most at-risk audience – young men. According to recent Idot data, seat belt usage in Illinois reached an all-time high of more than 95 percent in 2015. This marks an increase over last year representing an estimated 377 lives saved on Illinois roads.
The web-based Driving Dead Series has amassed more than 2.4 million YouTube views with its first three episodes. »
- Tamika Jones
Saturday night was a perfect summer evening for free Americana music at Lincoln's Center Damrosch Park as part of the Annual Roots of American Music, Americanafest NYC. The evening featured two of the genres rising stars. The headliners played two sets with the first half of the set featuring mostly original tunes by former Nickel Creek members Sean and Sara Watkin's new band The Watkins Family Hour. They and their extraordinary band entertained a robust crowd of New Yorkers and tourists alike. One of my favorite songs of the evening was their beatiful take on the Grateful Dead's "Brokedown Palace." And co-vocalist Fionna Apple's original song "A Mistake" was quite moving. Yes, she's one of the members of this band.
- Dusty Wright
Westenhofer and his team at Rhythm and Hues Studios received the Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual effects for both The Golden Compass and Life of Pi, while his other credits include The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and the upcoming Warcraft.
Wonder Woman is set for release on June 23rd 2017, with Patty Jenkins (Monster) directing a cast that so far includes Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as the Amazon Princess and Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Steve Trevor.
- Gary Collinson
Charlize Theron turns 40 years old today! We're getting in on the birthday fun by taking a look at some of the South African superstar's sexiest photos over the years. Charlize has starred in over 30 films, including Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus, and even took home the Academy Award for best actress for her role in Monster. But her early career in modeling definitely prepared her for a lifetime of sexy outfits and hot photos. Click through to see Charlize's hottest moments, and happy birthday, Charlize! »
If ever there was a leading lady to prove that 40 is the new 20, it's hands down Charlize Theron. Ringing in the big 4-0 today, the Oscar-winning actress looks as flawless as ever, which is obvious, considering her lengthy list of red carpet hits spans nearly two decades. And from what we can tell, her style is just as ageless as she is. Rewind to the 2004 Oscars, when the actress nabbed her first Academy Award for portraying a serial killer in Monster (yup, you best believe this beauty's got some sharp acting chops). Seriously, the only thing as impressive as her big win that night might have been her iridescent Gucci gown. In recent years, Charlize has only upped her red carpet game, be it »
It’s impressive enough that most actors can go from role to role in quick succession. But the world likes to freak out when that transition is visible. With the release of the new boxing film Southpaw last weekend, the internet has been filled with videos and gifs of Jake Gyllenhaal’s transformation into a boxer. It took five months of training for Gyllenhaal to go from his skinny, un-muscled frame that we saw in Nightcrawler to his extremely toned and six-packed self in Southpaw. An impressive feat, but that doesn’t totally explain the complete awe and fascination. Sure, it is Jake Gyllenhaal we’re talking about. Attractive: yes. A talented actor: heck yes. So why are people really only talking about the physical transformation and not so much the mental?
Obviously this isn’t the first time people have fawned over an actor who has gone through such »
- Sarah Pearce Lord
Now that Patty Jenkins (Monster) has been secured for the director’s chair on Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ Wonder Woman stand-alone, the studios are moving fast to keep star Gal Gadot in her Amazonian body armor and get cameras rolling on the monumental superhero blockbuster.
According to Empire, which just ran a cover story focusing on next year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, there are currently a ton of moving parts with regard to the blossoming WB/DC Cinematic Universe. An excerpt from the story reads:
Logistically it is staggering. As Batman V Superman gains its coat of special effects, and the various stages of editing, scoring, grading and sound mixing are completed, Deborah Snyder, along with Roven is watching over a sandbox that stretches around the world. Jenkins is in London prepping Wonder Woman, which will shoot there this autumn.
Given the amount of attention that »
- Isaac Feldberg
Captain Kirk is jumping into the superhero craze.
Pine was rumored to be weighing an offer to play Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman or Hal Jordan in Green Lantern, but according to The Wrap, it seems like there wasn’t really a choice — Pine was always looking at this project. Now, he joins Gal Gadot in the superhero picture that will follow the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (which just had a Comic-Con trailer) and Suicide Squad (which wowed people at Comic-Con with its trailer).
- Zach Dennis
According to The Wrap, Trevor “will be no mere love interest for Gadot’s Diana Prince, as there will be plenty of action to keep him busy, though plot details remain under wraps.”
- Gary Collinson
Pine was linked to the role as Wonder Woman's love interest Steve Trevor earlier in the summer, before Comic-Con posters for the Green Lantern movie depicted Hal Jordan as looking quite similar to the actor.
The Wonder Woman role would lend credence to suggestions that Pine has been cast as the dashing Us intelligence agent Steve Trevor.
Starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) in the title role and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron (Monster) as Imperator Furiosa, Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film in the franchise’s epic history. A Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures production, Mad Max: Fury Road also stars Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (Conan the Barbarian) as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoë Kravitz (Divergent) plays Toast; Riley Keough (Magic Mike) is Capable; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) is Splendid; supermodel Abbey Lee is The Dag; and Courtney Eaton is Fragile. Also featured in the movie are Josh Helman as Slit, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy, and singer/songwriter/performer iOTA as Coma-Doof Warrior. The cast is rounded out by well-known Australian actors John Howard and Richard Carter, supermodel Megan Gale, »
In the end, only the mad will survive when Mad Max: Fury Road arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on September 1 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker George Miller ("Happy Feet") and starring Tom Hardy ("The Dark Knight Rises") in the title role and Oscar winner Charlize Theron ("Monster," "Prometheus") as Imperator Furiosa, Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film in the franchise's epic history. The film will available early on Digital HD starting on August 11.
Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' Mad Max: Fury Road also stars Nicholas Hoult ("X-Men: Days of Future Past") as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne ("Mad Max," "Sleeping Beauty") as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones ("Conan the Barbarian") as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoë Kravitz ("Divergent") plays Toast; Riley Keough ("Magic Mike") is Capable; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ("Transformers: Dark of the Moon »
Are you ready to die historic on the Fury Road? If you missed out on one of the films of the Summer, or simply can't wait to see it again, you're in luck. Today, Warner Bros. has revealed details on Mad Max: Fury Road's blu-ray that's coming out in September. Come inside to learn more!
I've not been so enamored with a film, like I have Mad Max: Fury Road, in a very long time. It's just an amazing piece of cinema, andgorgeously crafted. Since the credits rolled I've been dying to take it home on blu-ray. Now, I know exactly when I'll be able to do that. Warner Bros. announced that Fury Road will hit store shelves on September 1st, which just so happens to coincide with the release of the upcoming Mad Max video game...Interesting. It's gonna be one Hell of a lovely day.
In the end, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Some actors are chameleons. With each performance, they transform themselves almost unrecognisably, whether it's Christian Bale's haunted, emaciated factory worker in The Machinist, Charlize Theron's haggard serial killer in Monster or Jake Gyllenhaal's sinewy boxer in the forthcoming Southpaw.
Then there's Jeff Goldblum, whose approach to acting is very different - but no less valid - than those chameleons. In each of his roles, he brings charisma, intrigue and restless energy. He's a fascinating actor to watch because, whether he's playing the lead or a supporting role, he somehow manages to project so many opposing forces in one performance: he's at once an extrovert and an outsider. Geeky and awkward yet also flirtatious and comfortable in his own skin. Intellectual yet sometimes naive. Gentle but also commanding and sometimes even scary. »
Cara Delevingne has compared herself to Charlize Theron. The 22-year-old supermodel-turned-actress defended her acting abilities and compared herself to Charlize Theron, who also began life as a model before launching a screen career and went on to win an Oscar. 'Paper Towns' actress Cara told Channel Ten's 'The Project': ''You know Charlize Theron, there are so many amazing actresses who have been models. And like her in that movie 'Monster', those are the kind of roles I want to play.'' She added on the Australian TV show: ''There's always going to be people who don't want you to succeed or doubt you, but again, I didn't really care, because I know how hard I can work and I knew I'd give it my all. So as long as I do good work, I know that's all that matters.'' Cara also revealed that swapping the »
Part of me wishes that this wasn’t even news, but there just aren’t enough female directors yet snagging big-budget tentpoles as to make the following seem unremarkable: MGM is rumored to be searching for a woman to reboot its Tomb Raider franchise, revitalizing the series that made a star out of Angelina Jolie and more recently birthed a stellar video game redo from Square Enix.
According to scoopster Umberto Gonzalez, MGM wants a “Michelle MacLaren type” at the helm for the Tomb Raider remake. What that means isn’t exactly clear, but MacLaren first made her mark on the small screen, directing key episodes of prestige series like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Leftovers and Better Call Saul. Warner Bros. hand-picked her to direct its high-profile Wonder Woman stand-alone, but she ultimately departed the project over the good ol’ creative differences and was replaced »
- Isaac Feldberg
Written by Tom Wood
What, who, why or even how did your fascination with Horror begin? I will give you a minute to think whilst I set the scene. The other day, I was driving my car to work; A journey that has been done a thousand times before and as a result, it has become so tedious; so pathetically boring; I could probably do it with my eyes closed and without thinking (not that I will of course, that would just be plain dangerous on so many levels); But my point is, whilst I was driving, a question, not just any old question, but that question popped and buried itself deep into the back of my head. A simple question of What made me interested in Horror? Had evolved and mutated like a diseased zombie into further questioning and so forth, that in the end, a whole »
Pixar is at it again, ladies and gentleman. They’ve created another endearingly emotional CGI-animated extravaganza, and this time it’s very self-aware. By “self-aware” I mean that it is an endearingly emotional movie about endearing emotions. “Inside Out” is a movie about actual emotions who have been re-interpreted as human beings. I haven’t seen “Inside Out” yet, and here’s why: Pixar movies make me cry my eyes out. I’m sure that soon I will cave and decide to go watch it, but for now I’m still just trying to recover from the last few times Pixar made me cry: •Wall-e Wall-e was a tragically sad movie. Mankind has abandoned earth because it is covered in trash, and Wall-e is a garbage-collecting robot who has been left to clean up the mess. He lives a very lonely life. Then he meets Eve, a sleek girl-robot and he falls in love. »
- Zara Lisbon
Wonder Woman may not have panned out for Michelle MacLaren, but there are still loads of high profile projects out there in need of directors and apparently she just took a meeting for one of them - the second Star Wars anthology film. During Meet the Movie Press, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider said the following: “I found out a director who took a meeting on it. Very interesting name. Are you ready? Michelle MacLaren.” [caption id="attachment_391559" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via 20th Century Fox[/caption] Back in April, MacLaren left Wonder Woman due to “creative differences.” She was replaced by Patty Jenkins (Monster). Soon thereafter, it was reported that Josh Trank left the second Star Wars anthology film. There was a rumor that Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn were circling the project, but on Meet the Movie Press, Schmoes Know Editor-in-Chief Mark E. Reilly said that Vaughn taking the spot is “not gonna happen. »
- Perri Nemiroff
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