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Comedy Central's Inside Amy Shumer Season 3 has just debuted on DVD with more laughs and inappropriateness than you can shake a stick at. If it weren't funny and over the top then it wouldn't come from the mind of Amy Shumer.
Guest stars popping up in Season 3 form an impressive list including Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld), Paul Giamatti (Sideways), Dennis Quaid (Parent Trap), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Colin Quinn (Saturday Night Live), Kumail Nanjiani (Portlandia), America Ferrara (Ugly Betty), Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is The New Black), Abbi Jacobson (Broad City), Ilana Glazer (Broad City), Jemima Kirke (Girls), Justin Long (He’s Just Not That Into You), Mike Birbiglia (Orange Is The New Black), Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Symmer), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), Eugene Mirman(Bob’s Burgers), Bill Nye and Jon Dore.
We have three copies of the new Inside Amy Shumer Season 3 DVD that you can »
“Annie Hall” has been named the funniest screenplay in voting by the members of the Writers Guild of America.
The script by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman topped “Some Like it Hot,” “Groundhog Day,” “Airplane!” and “Tootsie,” which make up the rest of the top five. “Young Frankenstein,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “National Lampoon’s Animal House” rounded out the top 10.
The awards for the 101 funniest screenplays were announced at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood at the conclusion of two hours of panel discussions and clips, hosted by Rob Reiner. He noted that his “This Is Spinal Tap” script had finished at the No. 11 spot — a coincidence that recalled the “go to 11” amplifier joke in the film.
- Dave McNary
A boarding school and its students seems a little too perfect in Zombie High, hitting home media on December 15th from Scream Factory. Ahead of its Blu-ray / DVD release, we have a look at the film's cover art and list of special features:
Press Release: I used to be normal…happy…well-adjusted…but that was before… On December 15, 2015, Scream Factory proudly presents Zombie High in a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack, for the first time on either format. A brand new high-definition transfer highlights the incredible story of a hard-working student and the warped way of life that made her go wacky!
Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways) and Richard Cox (Cruising) star in this humorous thriller about the bizarre happenings that occur in a prestigious boarding school. It seems to Andrea Miller (Madsen) that the upper-classmen act like robots. They’re the perfect students – dedicated, involved and loyal. Their clothes are perfectly »
- Derek Anderson
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star Domhnall Gleeson, Christina Applegate, Thomas Haden Church and Nina Dobrev are starring in the romantic comedy “Crash Pad,” which has started shooting in Vancouver, Variety has learned exclusively.
Wonderful Films, Indomitable Entertainment, and Windowseat Entertainment are the production companies. Kevin Tent, the Oscar-nominated editor on Alexander Payne’s”The Descendants” and “Nebraska” is making his directorial debut with a Black List script by Jeremy Catalino.
Gleeson stars as a hopeless romantic who thinks he’s found true love with an older woman, played by Applegate — only to learn that she’s married and that his fling is merely an instrument of revenge against her neglectful husband, played by Church. He threatens to blackmail her by telling her husband but his plan backfires when the husband decides the best way to get back at his wife is to move in with Gleeson’s character »
- Dave McNary
October 20th is yet another stellar week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, all leading up to our favorite holiday: Halloween. One of my favorite films of all time, Ernest Dickerson’s Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight, is finally making its way to HD via a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory. And as if that’s not enough, Scream is also busy with two more great releases this Tuesday as well—Bordello of Blood and The Larry Fessenden Collection.
Kino Lorber is reviving another cult classic on Tuesday too—The Oblong Box—which is based on the Edgar Allan Poe tale and co-stars two cinematic legends, Vincent Price and Christopher Lee. For those of you Back to the Future fans out there (and really, who isn’t?), Universal is giving the series a few special releases in time for the film’s 30th anniversary and, »
- Heather Wixson
Tomorrow, Scream Factory will release their respective Collector's Edition Blu-rays of Bordello of Blood and Demon Knight—a Halloween treat that would certainly please the Cryptkeeper. We've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of each film to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Bordello of Blood and (1) Blu-ray copy of Demon Knight.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Tales From the Crypt Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on October 25th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
- Derek Anderson
Next Tuesday, Scream Factory will offer horror fans several new options for Halloween movie marathons when The Larry Fessenden Collection and the Tales From the Crypt films Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood come out on respective Blu-rays. Ahead of their impending release date, we have clips and trailers from all three Blu-rays to give you a look at what's to come.
Demon Knight (Collector's Edition Blu-ray): "A mysterious drifter known as Brayker (William Sadler, Iron Man 3) possesses the last of seven ancient keys that hold the power to stop the forces of darkness and protect all humanity from ultimate evil. But the human race is safe only so long as Brayker can evade the demonic Collector (Billy Zane, Titanic) who has gathered the other six keys.
In his obsessive quest for the key, the Collector rallies an army of ghastly cadavers against Brayker and the inhabitants of a run-down hotel. »
- Derek Anderson
'Million Dollar Baby' movie with Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood. 'Million Dollar Baby' movie: Clint Eastwood contrived, overlong drama made (barely) watchable by first-rate central performance Fresh off the enthusiastically received – and insincere – Mystic River, Clint Eastwood went on to tackle the ups and downs of the boxing world in the 2004 melo Million Dollar Baby. Despite the cheery title, this is not the usual Rocky-esque rags-to-riches story of the determined underdog who inevitably becomes a super-topdog once she (in this case it's a “she”) puts on her gloves, jumps into the boxing ring, and starts using other women as punching bags. That's because about two-thirds into the film, Million Dollar Baby takes a radical turn toward tragedy that is as unexpected as everything else on screen is painfully predictable. In fact, once the dust is settled, even that last third quickly derails into the same sentimental mush Eastwood and »
- Andre Soares
For a while there, Alexander Payne's Downsizing sounded like one of those great sci-fi projects that was never going to happen. Between his acclaimed films Sideways and The Descendants, Payne was working on a sci-fi satire where the less wealthy are given the opportunity to shrink themselves. It makes perfect sense when you think about it; with property prices shooting up all the time, wouldn't it make better economic sense to shrink yourself to fit a small property instead of paying a fortune in rent for somewhere larger?
Paul Giamatti, Reese Witherspoon (both Payne collaborators, from Election and Sideways respectively) were set to star alongside Sacha Baron Cohen. It all sounded promising, but little more was heard about Downsizing until 2014, when Matt Damon was attached.
Now, it looks as though »
Downsizing will begin production next spring.
Written by Payne with his Sideways collaborator Jim Taylor, Downsizing tells the story of an Omaha man who undergoes a process that reduces people to a fraction of their normal size and moves to one of the many communities of small people sprouting up around the world.
The film will be produced by Payne and Mark Johnson and is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Brad Grey, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, which previously worked with Payne on Nebraska and Election, said: “Alexander will once again bring to audiences a uniquely original film, one that showcases his tremendous skill as a storyteller. We are absolutely thrilled to be working with him again.”
Said Payne: »
The film tells the story of “an Omaha man who joins the throngs of people undergoing a new process that reduces them to a tiny fraction of their size…and then moves in to one of the many communities of small people that are sprouting up around the world”
The studio is aiming for production to start next Spring, with a release around the final months of 2017.
- Scott J. Davis
In development for several years already, Alexander Payne is finally ready to push ahead with sci-fi comedy Downsizing, with Nebraska distributors Paramount stepping in to handle the film.Payne wrote the script with Sideways partner Jim Taylor, and the plot will see an Omaha man (Matt Damon) low on money who decides that life would be a lot cheaper and easier if he underwent a procedure to shrink himself. Travelling through life as a tiny person, he meets a woman (Reese Witherspoon). In a previous incarnation, the film also boasted Sacha Baron Cohen and Paul Giamatti in the cast, but the Hollywood Reporter’s story on the new development doesn’t mention them, so we’ll assume for now they’re no longer aboard, but could always make new deals. While the idea of an Alexander Payne VFX film does somewhat boggle our minds, we’re excited to see what he’ll do with technology. »
Two of the Cryptkeeper's big screen stories—Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood—will receive stellar home media treatments this fall from Scream Factory, with both films set to be released as Collector's Edition Blu-rays on October 20th. In early July, the cover art for the anticipated releases was revealed, and now their full lists of special features have been announced.
Scream Factory's guaranteeing the ultimate Halloween treat for fans of Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood, as the special features list for the former includes a new audio commentary with Demon Knight director Ernest Dickerson, while the latter has a new audio commentary with Bordello of Blood co-writer and producer A.L. Katz.
Below, we have the official press release with the full special features lists, and in case you missed it, we also have a look at the final cover art for the Collector's Edition releases.
Press Release: Just in time for Halloween festivities, »
- Derek Anderson
Superstar Actor, Producer & Director Ajay Devgn’s first international production ‘Parched’ is all set to have its exciting world Premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015! Ajay Devgn will also be visiting Toronto to attend the World Premiere screening of ‘Parched’.
Produced by Devgn under his USA based venture Shivalaya Entertainment, in association with Blue Waters Motion Picture, Airan Consultants, “Parched’ is written by Leena Yadav & Supratik Sen & directed by Leena Yadav with talented ensemble cast of Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, Adil Hussain, Lehar Khan, Riddhi Sen, Mahesh Balraj & Chandan Anand.
Parched essays the story of four ordinary women, in a rural Indian village, who begin to throw off the traditions that hold them in servitude in an inspirational drama.
- Press Releases
BBC America has announced the first two series to come to the cabler as part of the co-development deal between BBC Worldwide and AMC Networks: Peter Moffat’s political thriller “Undercover” and Marnie Dickens’ mystery series “Thirteen.”
A six-part limited series, “Undercover” follows a woman who is about to become the first black woman to hold the highest ranking public prosecutor role in England. It stars Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester and is executive produced by Hilary Salmon, head of BBC Drama Production England, for BBC One and BBC America.
“Thirteen” is a five-part mystery thriller and psychological drama that follows Ivy Moxham (Jodie Comer) on the day she escapes from the cellar where she’d been held captive for the last 13 year. It is produced by BBC In-House Drama Production England and executive produced by Elizabeth Kilgarrif for BBC Three and BBC America.
Both will air on BBC America in 2016.
- Whitney Friedlander
Dead Rising: Watchtower is the live-action version of the popular video game series and it's being released worldwide on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD platforms over the next month. We have details on when you'll be able to see it and an exclusive clip that shows the beginning of the zombie outbreak:
"Legendary Digital presents Dead Rising: Watchtower, a Dead Rising/Contradiction Films Production- directed by Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins), written and produced by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), and executive produced by Tomas Harlan (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the Transformers franchise). Based on the widely popular Capcom videogame franchise Dead Rising®, Dead Rising: Watchtower features an all-star cast including Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas, John Tucker Must Die), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time, Intelligence), Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Candyman), Dennis Haysbert (24; Men, Women & Children) and Rob Riggle (22 Jump Street, The Hangover).
- Jonathan James
To celebrate the release of Dead Rising: Watchtower – on DVD, Blu-ray and Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook 27th July – we have copies on DVD to giveaway!
From the producers of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and the Transformers film franchise comes Dead Rising: Watchtower. Based on the globally successful video game Dead Rising franchise from Capcom™, which has sold in excess of 8.2 million copies worldwide!
Dead Rising: Watchtower is inventive, full of pumped up energy and unforgettably awesome zombie crushing moments! This live-action adaptation stars a first-class cast – including Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives), Oscar-nominee Virginia Madsen (Sideways) and fan favourites Meghan Ory and Keegan Connor Tracy from ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
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- Phil Wheat
International release dates have been announced for over 17 countries for Zach Lipovsky's Dead Rising: Watchtower. Also: details on The Walking Dead and battle app, Winnin, joining forces, as well as a full image gallery for Appetites.
Dead Rising: Watchtower: Press Release: "Content Media is set to release the highly anticipated Dead Rising: Watchtower internationally, presented by Legendary Digital, available to rent or own on all major digital platforms on selected dates worldwide across Europe, Asia, Australasia, South America and Africa from July 1st 2015. The international release follows its Us release through Sony’s Crackle streaming service in March.
Legendary Digital presents Dead Rising: Watchtower, a Dead Rising/Contradiction Films Production- directed by Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins), written and produced by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), and executive produced by Tomas Harlan (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the Transformers franchise). Based on the widely popular Capcom video »
- Tamika Jones
Chicago – Thomas Haden Church has the recognizable name, and a long career of character roles in comedy and drama. His laid-back persona gets a bit more intense as a conflicted father in the new film “Max,” about a military dog who comes home to an uncertain future with a grieving family.
What may look like a standard family film is actually an exploration of the mourning and the healing process, and the waste of war. Church is Ray Wincott, an early 1990s “Desert Storm” veteran, who sees his son Kyle (Robbie Arnell) follow in his Marine Corp footsteps to the Afghanistan conflict. One of the Kyle’s duties is to care for Max, a German Shepard who sniffs out bombs in the region. When Kyle is killed in action, Max is sent back to the Wincott family to get over his companion’s demise, but will only respond to Ray’s other son, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service.
Sent stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is saved when he is adopted by Kyle’s family. But Justin has issues of his own, including living up to his father’s expectations, and he isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog. However, Max may be Justin’s only chance to discover what really happened to »
- Michelle McCue
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