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Soulmate - Check Out The Opening Too Nasty for British Censors

19 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

So British censors have deemed the opening of Axelle Carolyn's Soulmate too nasty for public consumption. Well, here in the States we like nasty. We like it a lot. Check out the uncut opening right here.

Soulmate is currently available on DVD over in the UK with no Stateside release yet announced.

The supernatural thriller stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale), and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and was penned by Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday.

Synopsis:

Soulmate follows a young woman who retreats to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.

The film is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Centurion) presentation for production company Sterling Pictures. »

- Steve Barton

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Nsfw: Uncut Opening Scene the BBFC Demanded be Cut from Axelle Carolyn’s Soulmate

19 August 2014 2:42 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Axelle Carolyn made her feature directorial debut last year with Soulmate, bowing on the festival circuit and getting a welcome reception at its UK premiere at Film4 FrightFest’s October event.

Before the BBFC were willing to give the film a rating for its DVD release this summer, though, they demanded a number of cuts be made, the most notable of which was the opening scene, in which Anna Walton’s leading character, Audrey, attempts to commit suicide.

Fortunately for us, Carolyn has taken to Twitter to share that opening scene, and it just goes to show how bewildering a case this really is.

Back in June, Carolyn revealed that the ratings board had demanded four long cuts be made for the film to get an 18 certificate here in the UK. Soda Pictures had been scheduling the film for release on July 21st, but that ultimately got pushed back to August 11th, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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‘Constantine’ Casts Michael James Shaw as Papa Midnite

15 August 2014 6:59 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Fans of the DC-based television series universe have a lot to look forward to this year. The CW’s flagship hit series Arrow will return, along with the premiere of its spinoff The Flash, Fox will roll out the Batman prequel Gotham, and NBC is bringing the world a Hellblazer adaptation in Constantine.

The show debuts this October just a week before Halloween, starring Matt Ryan as the titular sorcerer – and judging from the trailers we’ve seen, creator Daniel Cerone (Dexter, The Mentalist) and pilot director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) are bringing a far more faithful adaptation of the famed DC/Vertigo character to the small screen than, say, the infamous Keanu Reeves-starring 2005 ...

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- Anthony Vieira

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UK Trailer Introduces You to Axelle Carolyn's Soulmate

12 August 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Here at Dread we couldn't possibly be any prouder of Axelle Carolyn, who is an alum of this very website. She makes her feature debut with the ghost story Soulmate, and on tap for you today is the UK trailer for the flick. Show your support by checking it out!

Soulmate is currently available on DVD over in the UK with no Stateside release yet announced.

The supernatural thriller stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale), and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and was penned by Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday.

Synopsis:

Soulmate follows a young woman who retreats to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.

The film is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, »

- John Squires

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – August 11th 2014

11 August 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The good news is that now that all the singing and the farting around is done in Hobbiton and the story has kicked in good and proper, the majority of this second in Peter Jackson’s portrayal of a slim Tolkien story overblown to epic proportions is mostly action with a minimum of plot. It’s still got various story beats it has to hit of course and is very much a middle chapter, but this has a momentum which was really missing from An Unexpected Journey.

In this second Hobbit film you can start to see the stuff that was added in to pad out the two films into a trilogy with characters who do not appear in the books introduced and a weird elf/dwarf romance along with a more angsty and badass Legolas, strangely enough it doesn’t feel out-of-place. Once »

- Chris Holt

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#Sdcc '14: Constantine Panel Now Online

28 July 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The San Diego Comic-Con may be technically over, but the goodies from the show are still coming! On tap right now is the full panel for "Constantine." Check it out, and look for more like immediately!

About the Show:

"Constantine" follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.

Featured in hundreds of comic book issues, John Constantine has been a DC Comics staple since his first appearance as a supporting character in Swamp Thing in 1985. The character was subsequently featured in his own bestselling Hellblazer and Constantine comic book series.

UK native Matt Ryan (Layer Cake, "The Tudors," "Torchwood") stars as the title character. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau, Angelica Celaya, and Charles Halford.

The "Constantine" pilot is executive produced by Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist," "Dexter") and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight films, »

- Steve Barton

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Comic-Con Trailer For DC's Constantine TV Series

28 July 2014 1:49 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

NBC just unveiled the Comic-Con trailer for its upcoming "Constantine" TV series, which is based on a DC Comics property and stars Matt Ryan ("Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" as the title character. Check out the trailer below. "Constantine" centers on John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con-man, who becomes a reluctant supernatural detective and is thrust into the role of defending the world against dark forces from beyond. When the daughter of a late friend is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her. The new show is written by David Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) and directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent). It's set to premiere on Friday, October 24th, at 10/9c on NBC. Trailer: »

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#SDCC14: New Constantine Trailer; Go Behind the Scenes with Composer Bear McCreary

27 July 2014 1:27 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Comic-Con broke with tradition this year, holding a special Saturday night screening with Warner Bros. TV that included the first episode of "Constantine." As part of the event, a new trailer premiered, and we have it here along with a peek at Sdcc favorite Bear McCreary scoring the pilot.

About the Show:

"Constantine" follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.

Featured in hundreds of comic book issues, John Constantine has been a DC Comics staple since his first appearance as a supporting character in Swamp Thing in 1985. The character was subsequently featured in his own bestselling Hellblazer and Constantine comic book series.

UK native Matt Ryan (Layer Cake, "The Tudors," "Torchwood") stars as the title character. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau, Angelica Celaya, and Charles Halford.

The "Constantine" pilot is executive produced by Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist, »

- Debi Moore

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Comic-Con TV Pilot Review/Recap: Constantine

24 July 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

I am not, in general, a television enthusiast. I watch movies and the occasional series on DVD, but I never watch cable or TiVo live events or sit down during dinner in front of a network TV show. It’s just not on my radar.

I am, however, a Hellblazer enthusiast, as well as a Neil Marshall enthusiast and horror enthusiast in general. I was initially wary about NBC’s Constantine, especially after I heard they weren’t letting him smoke onscreen. Weak, I thought. Smoking is central to Constantine’s character.

But in Ballroom 20 on Wednesday night, the sneak preview pilot slaughtered my expectations. It did a lot of slaughtering, in fact; I had to keep reminding myself that this was going to be network TV because of all the possessions and blood-painting and heart-piercing going on. And although John doesn’t exactly light up, he makes frequent and »

- Holly Interlandi

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Beneath | Review

24 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

We Now Begin Our Descent: Ketai’s Debut a Minor Effort

Arriving decently dressed but in poor taste is writer/producer Ben Ketai’s directorial debut, Beneath, sharing its bland title with Larry Fessenden’s most recent indie horror film. This genre exploitation effort, which may eventually make a great double bill with Patricia Riggen’s forthcoming reenactment of the plight of the 33 Chilean miners from the 2010 Copiapo mining accident, often feels like a cheap knockoff of Neil Marshall’s The Descent, though Ketai’s adherence to the poker faced formula of And Then There Were None should satisfy those appreciative of commitment to ambience, no matter how generic the end product.

Samantha (Kelly Noonan) is an environmental lawyer who returns to her home town to celebrate her father George’s (Jeff Fahey) last day on the job due to declining health. Recording the celebratory efforts by interviewing several co-workers, »

- Nicholas Bell

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#SDCC14: Constantine Banner Works Its Magic On the Comic-Con Floor

23 July 2014 7:16 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

"Constantine" is almost upon us, and so it's unsurprising to see the NBC series taking up a presence at Comic-Con. Come on inside and check out star Matt Ryan decked out in all his John Constantine glory.

About the Show:

"Constantine" follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.

Featured in hundreds of comic book issues, John Constantine has been a DC Comics staple since his first appearance as a supporting character in Swamp Thing in 1985. The character was subsequently featured in his own bestselling Hellblazer and Constantine comic book series.

UK native Matt Ryan (Layer Cake, "The Tudors," "Torchwood") stars as the title character.

The "Constantine" pilot is executive produced by Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist," "Dexter") and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight films, Man of Steel). Neil Marshall (The Descent, "Game of Thrones »

- Matt Serafini

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Game Of Thrones season 5 directors announced

16 July 2014 12:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

4 newcomers to Game Of Thrones will be directing a brace of episodes each for season 5...

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A number of changes are afoot in terms of the team going behind the camera for Game Of Thrones season five. Notably, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (who directed season three's Walk Of Punishment and season four's Two Swords) won't have directors' credits on any of the season five episodes.

We already knew that stalwart GoT director Alex Graves was taking a season-long break and planning to return for the sixth run, leaving a sizeable gap in the roster, and it's now been confirmed that regulars Michelle Maclaren and Alik Sakharov will also be joining him in their absence for season five (Maclaren is busy with Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul alongside directing stints on HBO's The Leftovers, while Sakharov is working on pirate drama Black Sails).

Neil Marshall (The Descent, Blackwater, »

- louisamellor

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"Hannibal" Director Tackles "Powers" Pilot

8 July 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"30 Days of Night" and "Hard Candy" director David Slade has earned small screen cred having directed five episodes (including the pilot) and served as executive producer on the first two seasons of NBC's acclaimed and gruesome "Hannibal."

His dark yet visually stunning style is now about to set the stage for another high-profile small screen project - the TV series adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' acclaimed graphic novel series "Powers".

Slade will direct the first two episodes of the "Powers" series and will serve as executive producer on them alongside their writer Charlie Huston. The series is set to premiere exclusively on Sony's Playstation network in December.

Blending superheroes, crime noir and cop drama, the story is set in a world full of people with superhuman abilities. Rather than focusing on them, we follow two homicide detectives assigned to protect humans like us and investigate cases involving people with said abilities. »

- Garth Franklin

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Wbtv and DC Bring Constantine, Gotham, Arrow and The Flash to Comic-Con 2014

30 June 2014 4:17 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment have announced that they will present a three-hour special at Comic-Con that will include new footage a number of their TV shows, including Constantine, and screenings of their Gotham and The Flash pilot episodes:

“Burbank, Calif. (June 30, 2014) — Get ready for a spectacular Saturday night at Comic-Con 2014, courtesy of Warner Bros. Television (Wbtv) and DC Entertainment (Dce). For the first time ever at Sdcc, Wbtv and Dce will present a three-hour special event on Saturday night, July 26, designed specifically for DC Comics fans and featuring some of DC Comics’ greatest characters. Kicking off the exclusive evening is the world premiere public screening of the highly anticipated new drama series Gotham (the only screening of Gotham at this year’s Comic-Con), followed by a screening of the complete pilot of new action-drama The Flash, and exclusive video presentations from returning hit Arrow and new thriller Constantine. »

- Jonathan James

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'Gotham' and 'The Flash' Will Premiere at Comic-Con 2014

30 June 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Get ready for a spectacular Saturday night at Comic-Con 2014, courtesy of Warner Bros. Television (Wbtv) and DC Entertainment (Dce). For the first time ever at Sdcc, Wbtv and Dce will present a three-hour special event on Saturday night, July 26, designed specifically for DC Comics fans and featuring some of DC Comics' greatest characters. Kicking off the exclusive evening is the world premiere public screening of the highly anticipated new drama series Gotham (the only screening of Gotham at this year's Comic-Con), followed by a screening of the complete pilot of new action-drama The Flash, and exclusive video presentations from returning hit Arrow and new thriller Constantine. Cast members and producers from all four shows will make special appearances throughout the night.

Gotham World Premiere:

For the first time ever, DC Comics fans will enter the dangerous and compelling world of Gotham with a screening of the pilot episode, followed »

- MovieWeb

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Constantine not allowed to smoke in the NBC series

29 June 2014 11:19 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Director Neil Marshall has confirmed that John Constantine is not allowed to smoke on network TV...

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They got the mac, the crumpled suit, the blonde hair and the (sort of) Scouse accent, but NBC has forbidden one aspect of John Constantine's Hellblazer character from being translated to the small screen: the exorcist will not be smoking in the forthcoming series.

Producer David S. Goyer was asked about Constantine's many-a-day habit when the series was first announced and said the chain-smoking was under negotiation with NBC. Those negotiations must have been lost by the creative team, because pilot director Neil Marshall (The DescentGame Of Thrones) has confirmed that the newest iteration of John Constantine will not be a smoker.

Marshall described the smoking ban as "very frustrating" in an interview with Collider, explaining, "It's the one thing, a compromise I guess, On network [TV] t's the one thing. »

- louisamellor

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It’s Official: John Constantine Won’t Smoke in New NBC Series

29 June 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Well, this isn’t good.

We’ve known for some time that a cigarette-smoking John Constantine might not be featured in the upcoming Constantine TV show, as producer David S. Goyer previously said it was under negotiation with NBC. Now it seems it’s official – the famously cancer-stricken, chain-smoking Constantine will not be allowed to light up so much as a single cigarette during his self-titled series.

During a recent interview with Collider, Constantine pilot director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) confirmed that the occult detective will be missing what many would consider an essential ingredient of the character – a move largely attributed to network standards and practices. That loud ...

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- Michael Kennedy

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The Walking Dead, Hannibal, and Gravity Win Big at the 2014 Saturn Awards; Exclusive Stills and News from the Red Carpet

29 June 2014 10:42 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The 40th Annual Saturn Awards were held this past Thursday, June 26th, and a what great show it was from (as Johnny Carson used to say) "beautiful downtown Burbank"! Here's the full list of winners and more.

Actually, we were high above the city at the famous Castaway restaurant and banquet hall. The Saturn Awards has been held here for the past few years, and it really is a fabulous venue with the best views of the San Fernando Valley anywhere.

Among the winners are Dread Central favorites "The Walking Dead," "Hannibal," The Conjuring, and Vera Farmiga's no holds barred performance as Norma Bates in "Bates Motel." The eye candy and updates from the carpet come from director Neil Marshall; the Curse of Chucky crew - Don Mancini, Brad Dourif, and Fiona Dourif; Insidious 3's Lin Shaye; and more. There's even some Ghostbusters 3 non-news!

It was a star-studded event, »

- Staci Layne Wilson

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Director Neil Marshall Talks Constantine, The Descent, His Thoughts on the Recent Mad Max: Fury Road Images, and More at the Saturn Awards

28 June 2014 8:23 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last Thursday, Collider attended the red carpet festivities for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards, held at at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank, Calif.  Always one of the best events for geeks with eclectic tastes, this is the only award show where you can find cinematographers from obscure exploitation movies walking the red carpet right alongside A-list directors, with both getting equal attention. While working the carpet we got a chance to chat with director Neil Marshall about a slew of his past, present and future projects.  During the conversation, we discussed how The Descent is arguably scarier than a gun pointed at your head, the upcoming book of essays on the film’s themes, the origins of Doomsday and his thoughts on the new Mad Max: Fury Road stills, how network censors cured Constantine of lung cancer, what the NBC series’ monsters may look like and more. Here's the video interview with Marshall. »

- Hunter Daniels

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S7AR Wars: Looks Like Jade, Tastes Like Red

13 June 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome back to S7AR Wars, my weekly engagement with Star Wars Episode VII news, rumors and speculation and - slowly but surely - where I confront my overall problems with being a fan that would love to know everything and feel like he knows nothing.

On that latter half, because if I don’t put it at the top, I’m afraid I won’t come back around to it, I must admit I was puzzled that we were so starved for real dispatches from the Star Wars set this week. We spent the first half reporting that more Star Wars movies would be filmed at Pinewood (something we’ve known ever since the time was booked at the studio) and yesterday talking about a Harrison Ford ankle injury. That’s literally all we know about that ankle situation, outside of a rumbling that the injury was sustained on the Millennium Falcon. »

- Da7e

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