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San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.
Saturday, July 26
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director MikeAnderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.
Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Cartoon Network: Steven Universe
Last year at San Diego Comic Con, Scream Factory announced that they would be putting out Clive Barker’s 1990 film Nightbreed on Blu-Ray. Let’s be honest, it rocked horror fans’ socks off. A year later, Scream Factory announces the details about the release of two editions and some of those same fans are complaining about the price tag for the limited edition. I just want to preface this article with the fact that this knowledge that I have gained over the years of not only being a fan of the genre but dealing with studios and knowing some of the ins-and-outs of home media distribution. I don’t work in the industry, I just deal with it for this site and with my own local theatrical program, Late Nite Grindhouse. So, none of this is inside information with Scream Factory and while I have reviewed one product they have sent me, »
- Andy Triefenbach
Like a long-lost childhood friend returning after years in the wilderness, Kurt Russell is finally back on leading man duties in new heist caper The Art of the Steal. To celebrate the perennially-mulleted icon's return to the big screen, here's a look at five of his classic roles...
Elvis Presley - Elvis (1979)
Made just two years after the American icon's tragic demise and therefore placed under intense scrutiny by a still-devastated public, John Carpenter's TV movie Elvis managed to win over those suspicious minds with a terrific portrayal of the hip-shaking star by the Emmy-nominated Russell.
Such an iconic, identifiable, and effectively deified figure was never going to be a simple task to imitate - just look at the casting issues over Freddie Mercury in the planned biopic. It speaks volumes for Russell's versatility that he donned the blue suede shoes with such assurance to deliver a rousing performance »
As we continue with the list, we still see a lot of World War II, but throw in some World War I and Persian Gulf War, too. While some of the films in this portion of the list spin the war film into something a little more ingenious, it doesn’t completely rule out the idea of a patriotic call to arms film. We also see a few more foreign language films on the list, as well as some Oscar winners for their work. Without further ado, let’s light this candle.
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30. Black Book (2006)
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Conflict: World War II
In 2008, the Dutch public named it the greatest Dutch film ever made. Who am I to argue? A surprisingly complete film from a director who has Showgirls and Hollow Man under his belt (and Starship Troopers and Robocop…I can’t be too hard »
- Joshua Gaul
Don’t you just love Grindhouse trailers? After Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez made them popular again with the inclusion of some fake ones with their Grindhouse movie it reminded people just how silly they were, and how badly made they could be. Now with Grindhouse Trailer Classics 4 we have another collection of trailers for movies you can hardly even believe existed, some interesting and some really bad, and even some that deserved better this fourth collection brings more forgotten trailers to the screen for our enjoyment.
With around two hours’ worth of trailers on the DVD I did find that watching Grindhouse Trailer Classics 4 did start to feel a bit of a chore. You can only sit through so many trailers about white slavery, mobsters, sexploitation, Blaxploitation, gore and murder before you start to realise that there were a lot of movies that were very similar and the trailers »
- Paul Metcalf
I can’t even tell you how stoked I am for this. One reason you’ve got to see this movie is for a very geek reason; the title credit is done in one of the coolest design schemes I’ve ever seen. You just don’t know how cool it looks until you see it on screen. The other great thing about the movie is that it’s progressive for its genre, with a female protagonist who not only makes other horror movie heroines seem like idiots by comparison but is also not an ice queen either. I really can’t say enough about how much I love this flick. If you’re here in Saint Louis, go see it tonight or tomorrow night! If you’re not, why not join us at home and »
- Chris Melkus
Williamsburg specialty theater Nitehawk is launching a retrospective of the films of actor Kurt Russell, running weekends from June 7th to 28th. You can enjoy an alcoholic drink or full meal (meat and greens, not just nachos) while watching your favorite Russell picture, including the grimy post-apocalyptic John Carpenter thriller "Escape New York" or Carpenter's sci-fi horror classic "The Thing." For fans of Quentin Tarantino, you can also catch his Robert Rodriguez collaboration "Grindhouse." I'm guessing Nitehawk will offer novelty drinks and food to match the campy thrills of Russell's onscreen violence. Please find below the full list of films, with links to purchase tickets. June 4 (9:30pm)GRINDHOUSEUncensored sexuality and hardcore thrills! Kurt Russell stars as the murderous car driver in Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse contribution, Death Proof. Preying on innocent women and then brutally ending their lives in violent car crashes, this sexy serial killer meets his match. »
- Melina Gills
If there’s one thing that virtually all filmmakers, whether arthouse or blockbuster, seem to love it’s that moment where their characters are either watching, making or starring in a fake film within the confines of their real one. Invariably the fake film is amusingly generic, partly as this allows the real film’s director to make their own film look more sophisticated in comparison.
Under these circumstances horror movies are invariably the fake film of choice, whether the real film around them is itself a horror or not. Horror enjoys numerous sub-genres, each with their instantly recognisable tropes and character types. Often embracing these tropes can make a cheaply thrown together horror remain entertaining and there may even come a point watching film characters watching these that you almost wish it was the fake film that you were in front of.
The makers of the commercially »
- Jack Gann
The episode is named Pandemonium and, for a time, it’s a completely apt title. This has everything you could want from a television remake of a blood-soaked b-movie homage and it comes by the blood-filled bucket load. However, Pandemonium does suffer from a few niggling issues.
The war that Carlos was promising is here – or so it seems. As Ritchie is fascinated by Santanico Pandemonium, the now rogue Ranger Carlos puts a halt to the party, causing the seemingly innocent Titty Twister patrons to reveal their true selves. As the blood and bodies mount up, we discover more about Carlos’ plan against Narciso, brotherly bonds are tested and more information is given about just what The Titty Twister really is.
So, where do the problems lie? Pandemonium is really an episode of two halves – and not in its time frame. »
- Luke Owen
In the vein of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse comes a horror double feature from Spain called... well... Double Feature, or Doble Sesión for you purists out there. Check out the first bit of eye candy and more!
Below you'll find early art, cast listings, the first stills, and just about everything else you could possibly want to know. Look for more on this one as we get it.
Double Feature, as the title suggests, will be broken up into two parts... the first part entitled Ríos Revueltos (that's Troubled Rivers to us gringos) is written and directed by Enrique Diego and set in a post-apocalyptic future. Alberto Millán, Nicola Reale with Leticia García, Judit Molero, Paco Alonso and José Gallego star.
A story of friendship and revenge. Two friends, opposite poles, which will ultimately face a wild and bleak contest. In a post-apocalyptic future world, the »
- Steve Barton
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez opened the proverbial Pandora.s Box when they exposed the world to their dueling piano concert of cinematic insanity known as Grindhouse. Without their efforts, movies about things like killer tires, Moon Nazis, and even armed intergalactic raccoons would not be concepts that are as possible or as popular as they are now. A lot of projects people wouldn.t have been receptive towards a decade ago are now finding their way into the hearts and minds of the movie watching public, and this is causing an arms race of sorts between indie studios and Indiegogo campaigns all over the world. Clearly, the world is ready and waiting for the next step in that evolutionary chain, and today we.re pleased to announce we.ve found it. Behold, WolfCop in all of its not safe for work glory! The film.s trailer, as well as »
Easter eggs. You color them. You decorate them. You display them, and you eventually eat them. And wouldn't ya know it; they're also hidden in some of our favorite horror films!
In the world of entertainment, 'Easter egg' is a term given to any hidden message or piece of imagery thrown into a movie, which is usually seen in the background of a frame for a split second. If you blink, you miss it. But if you've got a keen eye, and you're paying close attention, you're rewarded with a fun little treat that's sure to make you smile.
This Sunday being Easter and all, it seems only right that we take a look back on some fun Easter eggs that we've found in horror movies over the years. So let's do a little hunting, shall we?!
One of the more well-known horror movie Easter eggs can be found in Predator 2, »
- John Squires
We already told you that George A. Romero will be appearing at Texas Frightmare Weekend, but we have one more exciting piece of new for fans of Dawn of the Dead. The Alamo Drafthouse is teaming up with Texas Frightmare Weekend for a rare screening of the 1978 zombie classic, with George A. Romero, Tom Savini, David Emge, and Scott Reiniger in attendance.
“Texas Frightmare Weekend is teaming up with The Alamo Drafthouse Dallas to screen five classic Frightmare-themed films during the week leading up to this year’s jam-packed 2014 weekend… culminating with a star-studded screening of George Romero’s zombie opus Dawn Of The Dead the night before Frightmare begins!
In 1968, George A. Romero created what would go on to be the modern zombie genre as we know it with Night of the Living Dead. Ten years later, he redefined it with what is widely considered as the zenith of »
- Jonathan James
Texas Frightmare Weekend is proud to reveal its 2014 poster, created in cooperation with Mondo, America’s finest purveyors of cinematic artwork. Tfw’s 2014 poster celebrates two of this year’s festival’s biggest draws...
...the Hellraiser series and George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, masterfully combined by iconic horror artist Gary Pullin. A very limited number of only 100 posters will be printed for this year’s convention, making them the show’s hottest collectors item. Available only at the show itself, quantities will be limited to two per customer.
From the Press Release
Texas Frightmare Weekend is back for blood May 2nd through the 4th, offering up more celebrity guests, more vendors, and the continuation of its wildly popular free film screenings to all Tfw passholders! Continuing last year’s partnership, Texas Frightmare Weekend is monstrously proud to re-team with IFC Midnight and present a gruesome twosome of »
- Steve Barton
With a jam-packed lineup of stars, this year's Texas Frightmare Weekend was already looking to be a must-attend event, and the convention has just gotten a big time upgrade in the form of a partnership with IFC Midnight.
Read on for all the details, which are sure to have you planning a trip to rattlesnake country!
From the Press Release
Texas Frightmare Weekend is back for blood May 2nd through the 4th, offering up more celebrity guests, more vendors, and the continuation of its wildly popular free film screenings to all Tfw passholders! Continuing last year’s partnership, Texas Frightmare Weekend is monstrously proud to re-team with IFC Midnight and present a gruesome twosome of new horror films from two specialists in the genre!
- John Squires
When it comes to Texas-based horror conventions, it doesn't get bigger or better than Texas Frightmare Weekend. That being said, it sounds as if things have just gotten a bit bigger! Read on for the details.
From the Press Release
Texas Frightmare Weekend is back, badder than ever, May 2nd through the 4th, offering up more celebrity guests, more vendors, and more amazing tie-ins than ever!
This year Tfw is teaming up with the incredible Alamo Drafthouse Dallas to screen five classic Frightmare-themed films during the week leading up to the festival… culminating with a star-studded secret screening of one of horror’s greatest masterpieces on May 1st!
On April 27th Texas Frightmare Weekend kicks things off in style at Alamo Drafthouse Dallas with a special 3D screening of The Creature from the Black Lagoon, celebrating the classic film’s Sixtieth Anniversary! On the following night they revisit the birth »
- Uncle Creepy
Interview Duncan Bowles 13 Mar 2014 - 06:29
The last but one answer in this interview has a slight spoiler for Muppets Most Wanted.
If there’s one thing I discovered from our chat with Danny Trejo, it’s that he laughs a lot. For an actor who’s made a career out of playing bad asses whose actions speak louder than words, it was a strange thing to hear him so openly chuckling – when our call was connected I asked how he was doing and he replied “Great, we were just talking about Mel Brooks and Blazing Saddles – probably before your time, but it’s really funny!” and what followed was one of the most entertaining interviews I’ve ever done.
We were lucky enough to get a good amount of Mr Trejo’s time, »
Austin maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is set to launch his small-screen reboot of his cult-favorite film From Dusk Till Dawn, but his TV ambitions don’t stop there. With his new Latino-themed/English-speaking cable network El Rey, the Spy Kids and Desperado writer-director-producer-editor is trying to carve a whole new path for cool TV shows that sheds the usual big network note-giving development process. We interviewed Rodriguez at his Austin-based Troublemaker Studios about his new network and Dusk (which will premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival this weekend). Below Rodriguez reveals how the genre-mashup Dusk got made, teases »
- James Hibberd
Fede Alvarez, who impressed fickle Evil Dead fans with his intense and graphic reboot of Sam Rami’s horror classic, is currently shooting the eighth episode of writer-director Robert Rodriguez’s TV reboot of his 1996 cult-favorite film. We can’t reveal much about the episode, except that it involves plenty of bloody mayhem inside a certain Mexican strip club with a very, very long history and that viewers will get to see some of that history firsthand. »
- James Hibberd
Feature James Clayton 21 Feb 2014 - 06:09
Editors are a vital yet oft-overlooked part of filmmaking. James takes a closer look at the work of these mystery craftspeople...
Here's a pretty disturbing proposition for you to mentally chop down into easily digestible chunks - Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac makes its way into cinemas this week. The controversial Danish director's new ensemble movie revolves around the reminiscence of a sex addict named Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) who's found in the street by an academic (Stellan Skarsgård). Joe proceeds to tell him her personal story and the film plays out in flashbacks across different time periods, fleshed out by an array of well-known actors who engage themselves in graphic carnal activity.
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