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Doc Of The Dead DVD Review

40 minutes ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Diretor: Alexandre O. Phillippe

Cast: Bruce Campbell, Charlie Adlard, Max Brooks, Simon Pegg, George A. Romero

Cerificate: 15

Running Time: 81 minutes

Zombies. They are everywhere. We can’t escape them no matter how we may try. New documentary Doc Of The Dead explores every facet of the current zombie mania that has hit the world.

It charts the rise of the zombie from it’s humble beginnings in White Zombie through to it’s inclusive in the phenomenal hit that is The Walking Dead, stopping off at George A. Romero’s trilogy of course. Other movies that have shaped the zombie landscape such as Return Of The Living Dead, Shaun Of The Dead and World War Z also get put under the spotlight.  The talking heads include Mr Romero, along with Robert Kirkman, the writer behind the Walking Dead graphic novels – who has a strange outlook on his creation, author of World War Z Max Brooks, »

- Kat Smith

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Interview: Alexandre O. Philippe talks Doc of the Dead and watering down the zombie genre

4 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen sits down with Doc of the Dead director Alexandre O. Philippe

Out on DVD and VOD on Monday, Doc of the Dead is the most comprehensive look at the zombie sub-genre within horror. To celebrate its release, Luke Owen sat down with director Alexandre O. Philippe to talk about the documentary, his thoughts on the genre and what’s the worst zombie movie he’s ever seen…

Lo: The film got a great reception at last year’s Film4 FrightFest (read our review here), how has the reception to the movie been for you?

Aop: It’s been great you know. We premiered at SXSW back in March and I’ve been pretty much traveling the world ever since! It’s been pretty non-stop. And the response has been great across the board and it’s been great to share it with fans and audiences around the world. »

- Luke Owen

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Star Trek 3 to veer closer to spirit of original TV show, says Simon Pegg

7 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Shaun of the Dead star, who is co-writing the sci-fi sequel, suggests the film will go back to basics

The next Star Trek film will be closer in spirit to the original television show, according to co-writer Simon Pegg.

In a conversation with Comic Book Resources, Pegg revealed that he hopes to inject an element of Apollo-era optimism into Star Trek 3, which will be the first new film in the long-running space saga since the death of original Spock Leonard Nimoy and is rumoured to be starring Idris Elba as the main villain.

Related: From Star Trek to board games: meet Wil Wheaton, king of the nerds

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- Ben Child

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Deathgasm’

23 March 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If the title appeals, then you’re probably going to be tolerably amused by “Deathgasm,” which combines heavy metal, gore-horror and comedy into an inevitably rude, bloody mess. Still, this amiably dumb feature debut for New Zealand writer-director Jason Lei Howden could have used some additional polish on the scripting side to bump its bad-taste humor up from the routinely to the inspirationally silly. Offshore, the pic is guaranteed a run on the fantasy fest circuit and niche home-format sales pickups in relevant territories.

When teenage Brodie (Milo Cawthorne) sees his widowed mom packed off to a mental institution, he’s sent to live with his nearest relatives. Unfortunately, Uncle Albert (Colin Moy) and Aunt Mary (Jodie Rimmer) are conservative evangelical Christians who take great umbrage at their long-haired, tat-sporting nephew’s fondness for the devil’s music. (Pic’s soundtrack is duly packed with cuts from from such savory acts as Skull Fist, »

- Dennis Harvey

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Second Opinion – The Voices (2015)

23 March 2015 8:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Voices, 2015.

Directed by Marjane Satrapi.

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterton and Jacki Weaver.

Synopsis: 

Likeable factory worker, Jerry, pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.

The voices made me do it.”.  Ah, the standard alibi for the psychotic serial killer looking to escape with an insanity plea.  Only the kind-hearted killer at the centre of Marjane Satrapi’s blackest of black comedies might just be telling the truth.  Reynolds plays Jerry, an awkward, polite factory worker who sees a therapist (Weaver), has a crush on his co-worker (Arterton) and takes pills to calm the voices in his head – the importance of which takes little time to become monstrously clear.  The difference from the last time Reynolds heard voices telling him to murder people is that in The Amityville Horror they »

- Edward Gardiner

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The Generation of Z: Apocalypse: Undead Kids in a Candy Store

21 March 2015 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

We Londoners do like our undead taking over our green and pleasant land, whether they are on the big screen (Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later) small screen (Dead Set, I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse) or even in Whitechapel. This Easter, a former Wickhams department store on Mile End Road will soon be overrun with the living dead, in live immersion experience The Generation of Z: Apocalypse »

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Watch: Lake Bell and Simon Pegg in ‘Man Up’ Trailer

20 March 2015 2:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Simon Pegg plays a leading lad while Lake Bell tries out a British accent in the new trailer for romantic comedy “Man Up,” set to screen at Tribeca Film Festival next month.

In the trailer, Nancy (Bell) is an out-of-love thirtysomething whom Jack (Pegg) mistakes as his blind date. The two hit it off until Nancy is eventually outed and forced to explain her duplicity.

The film is co-produced by French-based distributor StudioCanal and Big Talk Productions, the latter of which is responsible for successful films such as Pegg’s “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz.” Ben Palmer (“The Inbetweeners”) directed the film.

Man Up” will be released in the U.K. on May 29 and does not yet have a U.S. release date.

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- Seth Kelley

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Interview: Actor / Writer Tim Ogletree from The Walking Deceased

20 March 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Actor / writer Tim Ogletree is fairly new in the world of filmmaking. He kicked off his career in 2010 as an office production assistant for the movie Hesher. Ogletree then moved into a starring role in the spoof movie Supernatural Activity. He decided to get even more involved in his latest venture, The Walking Deceased, by producing, writing, and taking a role in front of the camera.

I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Ogletree about his latest project, The Walking Deceased. With zombies all the rage right now, the timing couldn’t be more perfect for a film lampooning the lumbering undead. Read on to see what to expect if you take the opportunity to sit down and watch this horror / comedy.

How did you get involved in The Walking Deceased?

I’ve actually been involved from the conception. Derek Nixon, our rock star of a producer, came to me »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Watch Simon Pegg And Lake Bell In First Trailer For Romantic Comedy Man Up

20 March 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following his success in the wonderfully wacky British TV series Spaced, Simon Pegg’s leap to the big screen has seen him catapulted into mega-franchises like Star Trek and Mission: Impossible (and possibly even Star Wars). One step of that journey involved dabbling in a few rom-coms which landed with mixed results (Run Fatboy Run, Hector and the Search For Happiness). While he’s switching up the material for the forthcoming assassin comedy Kill Me Three Times, which is getting a Us release next month, he hasn’t quite abandoned the romance oeuvre just yet.

In Man Up, Pegg joins Lake Bell as a couple who inadvertently share a romantic evening together. His hopeless singleton initiates a date with a prospective partner he recently met online. In a twist of incident, however, as is often the case in the world of rom-com matchmaking, he doesn’t meet who he’s »

- Gem Seddon

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'iZombie' producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright on going from 'Veronica Mars' to the wa

17 March 2015 6:27 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Describing the premise of the CW’s “iZombie” always makes me feel slightly dumber. You see, Liv (Rose McIver from “Masters of Sex”) is a promising med student who gets bitten by a zombie, but discovers that she retains her intelligence and personality so long as she gets a steady diet of brains. And when she gets a job at the local morgue for steady access to brains without violence, she discovers that eating other people’s brains gives her temporary access to their memories, skills and personality traits, which she uses — by posing as a psychic for cop Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) — to solve their murders. But if the premise — some of it borrowed from the DC/Vertigo comic, but leaving out the comics’ monster cosmology (which also includes were-terriers, mummies and ghosts) — sounds ridiculous, the execution by the “Veronica Mars” duo of Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright is a lot of fun. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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SXSW Review: Deathgasm

15 March 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Coming out of SXSW like a freight train of bloody, metal as f&%* entertainment, Jason Lei Howden gory extravaganza that is Deathgasm is a heavy metal splatterfest, guaranteed to please the most diehard horror fan. Led by memorable performances, out of this world effects and a soundtrack that refuses to Not let you bang your head throughout the entire film, it’s a standout film at this year’s festival and destined to become like Shaun Of The Dead or Dead Alive, a horror/comedy cult classic, one that will instantly be a genre fan favorite.

Following Brodie (Milo Cawthorne, Blood Punch), a young hesher that is forced to live with his conservative Christian aunt and uncle, following his mom being committed due to meth and giving blowjobs, Deathgasm does what very few films are able to: hook you right from the beginning. Any self-destructive oucast metalhead can instantly relate to Brodie, »

- Jerry Smith

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'The Final Girls' (2015) Movie Review

14 March 2015 3:45 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Final Girls deals with one of my favorite kinds of movies: the camp classic. You know, the "so bad they're good" movies. The ones where people come together at midnight screenings, know all the lines, and dress up in costume. Here, we have a very specific kind of camp classic -- slasher films. Over the top acting. Buckets upon buckets of blood. Gratuitous nudity. It's all a lot of fun to watch if done in a properly, incompetent way, but that's the thing. The movies we are dealing with are most certainly rated R movies. So, why one earth did they shoot this for a PG-13c None of that opening is to say this is a bad movie. Not at all. I liked a lot of it, actually. But the film wants to have fun with all the tropes of these kinds of movies, but is afraid to actually show any of it. »

- Mike Shutt

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The Final Girls Is An Exciting And Hilarious Must-See Horror Comedy

14 March 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Though terror and laughter really exist on opposite sides of the emotional spectrum, there is a storied and wonderful history between the two in the world of cinema. From Evil Dead II to Dead Alive to Shaun of the Dead, there is a long legacy of horror and comedy working together at the movies, and while it.s a tricky mash-up to master, history as shown that when done well, it can be insanely entertaining. With his new film The Final Girls, director Todd Strauss-Schulson is the latest to try and tackle a mix of the two desperate genres, and while it may not necessarily a movie that can be dubbed an instant classic, it is a fantastically entertaining bit of meta fun. Centering on a teenage girl named Max (Taissa Farmiga), the story picks up three years after the death of her mother (Malin Akerman), an actress who famously »

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Nick Frost on 'Unfinished Business' and What's Next for the Cornetto Crew (Exclusive)

6 March 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Even diehard fans of Nick Frost will probably be taken aback by his performance in "Unfinished Business."

The British actor, best known for his trilogy of films with co-star Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz," and "The World's End"), has appeared as a comic-strip character in "The Adventures of Tin Tin," one of the seven dwarves in "Snow White and the Huntsman," and as a strung-out doper in cult sci-fi comedy "Attack the Block." But, in "Unfinished Business," the new comedy starring Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, and Dave Franco, Frost plays a buttoned-up businessman who has a rather outrageous personal life.

This means that, for most of the movie, he's outfitted in a snug leather ensemble and, at one point... well, I'm not going to spoil it for you. But, like I said, even for fans of the comedian, this is a whole new side of Nick Frost. »

- Drew Taylor

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Zombie Spoof The Walking Deceased is Funnier than it has Any Right to Be [Review]

5 March 2015 9:01 AM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Shortly after the start of The Walking Deceased, the screen fades to black and a caption reading "29 Days later" appears. At that point you can immediately tell what kind of film it's going to be. It is, of course, a seriously silly spoof film which lampoons a whole host of recent zombie films.

Now there have been Zombie comedies (Zom-coms?) before. We've had Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland, and even the Romero classics showed flashes of jet black humour, but I don't think we've had anything quite like this until now.

The Walking Deceased is a madcap comedy that follows Sheriff Lincoln after he wakes up and finds a world in which the dead have risen from the grave, he quickly joins up with some other survivors and... Oh I don't why I'm bothering wit [Continued ...] »

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Watch: Edgar Wright Stops By Criterion Collection to Pick Favorites

5 March 2015 7:12 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Ah yes, it's time to delve into the cinephile mind of Edgar Wright. What films have influenced him as a filmmaker, which are his favorites? Edgar (follow him on twitter @edgarwright) recently stopped by the Criterion Collection offices in New York and raided their DVD closet, as all respectable filmmakers must do. In the video they released, he talks about 3 specific films that he pulls from the shelf. However, Criterion has also published his list of Top 10 films to compliment the DVD/Blu-ray selections. Do you think you know his favorites already? Find out and discover more films from Edgar's Criterion raid. Order your Criterion here. Here's the Edgar Wright video of his visit to the DVD library, direct from Criterion Collection's YouTube: From Criterion: Acclaimed English filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, The World's End, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Shaun of the Dead) stopped by the Criterion Collection office »

- Alex Billington

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3 March 2015 3:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Carbonite Jones t-shirt […]

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- Peter Sciretta

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Video Round-Up: The Walking Deceased, Behind-the-Scenes of New Bond Movie ‘Spectre’, Salem Season 2

26 February 2015 6:09 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We're back with another video round-up that should excite fans of The Walking Dead, James Bond, and Salem's John Alden. The first trailer for Arc Entertainment's The Walking Deceased, a horror comedy spoof of AMC's The Walking Dead and other living dead films like Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead, has been released, along with a new behind-the-scenes look at the 24th Bond film, Spectre, and another teaser for season two of Wgn America's Salem.

The Walking Deceased (slated for a March 20th release): "The Walking Deceased is a delightfully bloody addition to the pantheon of zombie-apocalypse spoofs. Lampooning every tried and true zombie meme. Join the Sheriff with his son, and a motley crew of survivors as they weather confrontations with zombies, meet up and then leave their tattered camp–a partially destroyed shopping mall. The group journeys to the supposed Safe Haven Ranch seeking shelter from the owners, »

- Derek Anderson

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New Interactive Zombie Experience To Hit London

20 February 2015 5:28 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Once upon a time zombies where the unwanted cousin of the monster world, George A Romero made them scary but audiences were put off by the decaying corpses. This has of course changed in recent years with films such as 28 Days Later and Shaun Of The Dead making the cool. Then television series The Walking Dead landed and zombies sky-rocketed to the top of the monster food chain. Audiences the world over have become obsessed with the beings and strangely we all seem to want in on the zombie apocalypse action and now fans in the UK can experience it for themselves.

After critically acclaimed runs in New Zealand and Edinburgh, The Generation of Z: Apocalypse is coming to London. The event is described as a high-velocity theatre experience which will take place in a purpose-built venue in East London. Performances start on 4th April and run until the 5th July, »

- Kat Smith

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Simon Pegg Out for Blood in Red Band 'Kill Me Three Times' Trailer

19 February 2015 11:23 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Put the money on the ground, and then get in your car, and fuck off." While we're used to seeing Simon Pegg get a little bloody in the likes of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, this time things are a little more serious. In Kill Me Three Times, the British actor plays an assassin hired to kill a rich man's wife. But soon some more people end up getting in the way, each with their own desires for money and survival. It's more thriller than comedy, but there seems to be some dark laughs in store. Teresa Palmer, Alice Braga and more star in the film, and now a red band trailer is here with plenty of f-bombs to go around. Watch! Here's the new red band trailer for Kriv Stender's Kill Me Three Times from Yahoo: You can still watch the first trailer for Kill Me Three Times right here. »

- Ethan Anderton

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