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UK poster and trailer for Tale of Tales starring Salma Hayek

3 June 2016 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just three weeks to go before its UK release, a new trailer has arrived online along with a quad poster for Matteo Garrone’s upcoming fantasy horror Tale of Tales which stars Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones and Vincent Cassel; take a look below…

Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres, and sorcerers: Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly star in this breathtaking Baroque fantasy from the visionary director of Gomorrah. Based on three spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile, Tale of Tales unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the (mis)adventures of three kings: in the kingdom of Darkwood, the King (Reilly) and his Queen (Hayek) attempt to conceive a child through very unusual means; meanwhile, in Highhills, the none-too-bright monarch (Toby Jones) marries off his daughter to brutal ogre while developing a strange obsession »

- Amie Cranswick

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Horror Highlights: Predator Plush Collection, Tale Of Tales Clip, Help Support Yuya Ishikawa

25 April 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

These Predator Plushies from Kidrobot’s Predator Plush Phunny Collection don’t bleed and don’t have camouflaging abilities, but they are available now for purchase. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: a new clip from Tale of Tales starring Salma Hayek and a GoFundMe to help rebuild Yuya Ishikawa’s fire-damaged bar.

Kidrobot’s Predator Plush Phunny Collection: From Kidrobot: “The highly anticipated Predator Plush Phunny collection is now available for purchase from Kidrobot.

Masked Predator: Nothing like the earth has seen before. Kidrobot’s Masked Predator Phunny is looking to fill its lust…for hugs! Grab one today and let the hunt begin!

Angry Predator: Angry Predator sees you and your fear. Kidrobot’s unmasked Angry Predator Phunny strikes fear with open mandibles! It’s protective of his prize…your hugs. Get one today or you’ll be in a world of hurt!

Dutch: If it bleeds, we can kill it. »

- Tamika Jones

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New poster and trailer for Tale of Tales starring Salma Hayek

4 April 2016 4:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just over two weeks to go before its Us release, a new poster and trailer have arrived online for director Matteo Garrone’s upcoming fantasy horror Tale of Tales. Based on the seventeenth-century fairy tale collection by Italian poet Giambattista Basile, the film stars Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones and Vincent Cassel; take a look below…

 Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres, and sorcerers: Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly star in this breathtaking Baroque fantasy from the visionary director of Gomorrah. Based on three spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile, Tale of Tales unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the (mis)adventures of three kings: in the kingdom of Darkwood, the King (Reilly) and his Queen (Hayek) attempt to conceive a child through very unusual means; meanwhile, in Highhills, the none-too-bright monarch (Toby Jones »

- Amie Cranswick

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James Wan On How Much Influence Zack Snyder Has Over The Solo Aquaman Movie

28 March 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It's very clear that Zack Snyder is in the driver's seat, in terms of defining the overarching story unfolding across the DC Extended Universe.  But just how much control does he have over the standalone films?  James Wan was asked this very question at this past weekend's WonderCon about his standalone Aquaman feature and gave an intriguing answer. Henry Cavill Excited About Justice League And Working With Jason Momoa's Aquaman "Well, I think the story that I would like to tell is still at the end of the day my story. And that’s what’s cool with Zack, is that he’s actually very respectful of that. He’s actually helping me out in some ways with certain things that he’s doing with his [films] so that I can have better groundwork with the standalone Aquaman story." James Wan Conjuring Up Sea Monsters For Aquaman Movie   Wan's comments would seemingly indicate that, »

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James Wan Promises “Fun” Aquaman, Teases Sea Monsters

27 March 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice had a lot of problems, chief among them a self-serious, dreary tone that weighed the proceedings down like a sack of wet cement. And with that film getting dragged by critics more savagely than any superhero movie since Green Lantern, people are naturally starting to wonder whether that same aesthetic will be present in future titles in Warner Bros. and DC’s cinematic universe (an admittedly worrying thought).

Asked at WonderCon about the tone he’d be taking for Aquaman, director James Wan threw in his two cents, assuring IGN that he would be bringing a distinctive, slightly more lighthearted touch to the blockbuster.

“The kind of filmmaker that I am… even my darker horror films generally are still very fun and I think that’s important for me and the kind of films I make,” he explained. “Aquaman is a character that a »

- Isaac Feldberg

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James Wan Talks ‘Aquaman’ Sea Monsters and More [Wondercon]

27 March 2016 8:04 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

James Wan presented a panel on this summer’s horror sequel The Conjuring 2 at Wondercon. Afterwards, /Film joined other journalists on a press line to speak with Wan. Being at a comic book convention, every journalist had their own question about Wan directing the solo Aquaman movie and Wan was gracious about answering every one. […]

The post James Wan Talks ‘AquamanSea Monsters and More [Wondercon] appeared first on /Film. »

- Fred Topel

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Gorgeous and Grotesque New Tale Of Tales Trailer

23 March 2016 8:57 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Tale of Tales comes from director Matteo Garrone's who's Gomorrah and Reality were incredibly well received. From the goodwill following those films he's assembled a stellar cast to bring the early fairy tale work of Giambattista Basile to life.

Basille is chiefly remembered for writing the collection of Neapolitan fairy tales titled "Lo cunto de li cunti overo lo trattenemiento de peccerille" ("The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones"). If you don't remember your parents telling you these ones, it's likely because they were a bit to... thematic.

Tale of Tales stars John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones among others.

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Watch: New U.S. Trailer For 'Tale Of Tales' With Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Vincent Cassel, Stacy Martin, And More

23 March 2016 8:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While Matteo Garrone's "Tale Of Tales" made a starry debut on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival last spring, it didn't seem to bowl over critics. While we called it "engrossing and entertaining," we also noted it was more of an in-the-moment pleasure. Still, with this cast and what look to be some unforgettable visuals, the picture looks like one that's still worth tracking down. Read More: Cannes Review: Matteo Garrone's 'Tale Of Tales' With Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Vincent Cassel & More The latest from the director of "Gomorrah" is based on the 17th-century fairy stories of Giambattista Basile, with Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Vincent Cassel, Shirley Henderson, Stacy Martin and Toby Jones starring in the wildly fantastical film. Here's the official synopsis:  Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres, and sorcerers: Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly star in this breathtaking Baroque fantasy from the visionary director of Gomorrah. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies review – when the undead are dead boring

4 February 2016 10:08 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Wise-cracking Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy slash away at reanimated corpses in a bloody reworking of Jane Austen. But it’s not as much fun as it sounds

Early in Pride and Prejudice Mr Darcy offers his opinion of Elizabeth Bennet to Mr Bingley: “She is tolerable.” Would that I could say the same about this stupid film. Representing the lowest form of mashup, Burr Steers’ ridiculous adaptation is, to be fair, a fascinating example of an idiotic culture gone horribly wrong.

I have not read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (the “Quirk Book classic”, as it is described in the credits) for two reasons. One, life is finite, and two, if I simply had to dig into Seth Grahame-Smith’s oeuvre, I’d choose Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. It has to be said that the first two-thirds of Steers’ film has stretches that aren’t too bad. »

- Jordan Hoffman

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My Best Friend’s Exorcism and Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge Heading Our Way from Quirk Books

3 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Publisher Quirk Books endeared itself to horror fans with mash-up releases like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters as well as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and its sequels. Wonder what’s ahead for… Continue Reading →

The post My Best Friend’s Exorcism and Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge Heading Our Way from Quirk Books appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Debi Moore

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Titan releasing Surface Tension collection this month, check out a preview and trailer here

2 February 2016 6:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Titan Comics has announced it is set to release Surface Tension by Jay Gunn next week.  This eagerly anticipated creator-owned collection was chosen as one of the best mini-series of 2015 by Comic Book Resources. With both story and art being handled by Gunn, the comic drew the attention of Pat Mills who said that it was “A story for our times, written and drawn with passion!” upon it serialised release back at in May 2015.  Check out a preview and trailer below…

 

 

Alien Killers! Mutated Sea Monsters! Humanity’S Last Gasp!

Months after mysterious corals drew 99% of humanity into the sea, a band of survivors ekes out a hollow existence on a remote British island.

When two people are cast up on the beach, completely blue, but very much alive, the island is thrown into turmoil.

What caused the mass extinction event? How did these two return from the deep, when billions died? »

- Villordsutch

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and 10 Other Adaptations That Jane Austen Never Would Have Anticipated

2 February 2016 2:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy has been told again and again onscreen, and each adaptation has in its own way addressed themes of class, social etiquette and romance that Jane Austen wove into the 1813 classic, Pride and Prejudice. But now Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, in theaters Feb. 5, introduces a whole new slew of themes: the undead, for example, and martial arts and lots and lots of blood and gore. The film has Cinderella star Lily James playing Elizabeth, who in this version just happens to be leading a small army of sword-toting society women in »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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