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Through the Looking-Glass…Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2016: Picks 100 to 6

  • ioncinema
While DC and Marvel might already have a lock on several future release dates past the 2015 campaign with the Coen Bros. circling February on their calendars, for the most part, when it comes to American independent and foreign film flavored items, 2016 is still cloudy with a chance of…. 2015 just broke (we already have plenty to look forward to (Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films / Top 25 Most Anticipated Studio Films / Top 100 Most Anticipated American Independent Films – soon!) but we’re already excited about what is in store for several of our favorite auteurs. Here are picks 100 to 6, with our Nicholas Bell providing further analysis on current top five for 2016. Pictured above is Peter Strickland, who sits in our number six spot.

100. Untitled Edward Munch Project – Erik Poppe

99. Bastille DayJames Watkins

98. Live By NightBen Affleck

97. Imagine – Benoit Graffin

96. Pete’s DragonDavid Lowery

95. Bella LunaIvan Fila

94. Bat, Butterfly, Moth – Sergio Caballero
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Jack Webb tries his Hand of Art

  • IF.com.au
Jack Webb didn.t go to film school and taught himself the art of directing. He.s just demonstrated that a lack of formal training is no barrier to writing and directing a feature film.

Hand of Art follows a young artist who pursues his passion regardless of the doubts and the costs to his relationships. Webb aims to finish a cut next month in time to submit to the Sydney Film Festival.

The cast includes Bradley Murnane as the lead, Dee Harding, Mercedes Porter as Dee.s high school sweetheart, Stephanie King and newcomer Ebony Nave.

He used two DOPs, Will Edmunds and Nathan Frost, with whom he had worked on his short films. He says the crew were paid and there are some deferred payments.

Webb spent 21 days filming on his parents. historic farm near Canberra plus three days in Brisbane and a day each on the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
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Alt.TV – 6/8/10

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Mailbu Shark Attack (Syfy)

An underwater earthquake causes a tsunami that unleashes a pack of goblin sharks on an unsuspecting Malibu beach. Quick thinking from the local lifeguards ensures the area is cleared before the monsters strike, but a number of people remain abandoned in high water and must fight the creatures to reach dry land.

9.00pm Foolproof (Movies4Men)

A group of friends are blackmailed into pulling off an impossible £20m heist when they are framed by a dangerous gangster. Action thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, David Suchet and Kristen Booth.

10.00pm Circle of Deception (CBS Action)

A lesbian psycho-killer falls out with her old friend over the opening of a flower shop in this erotic and murderous thriller, with b-movie queen Kari Wuhrer.
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Full lineup announced for Manchester's horror film festival Grimmupnorth

GrimmUpNorth is Manchester's premier, horror film festival, running from October 29th - November 1st and including the world premier of 'The Reeds' and screening of 'The Descent 2', with Q&A from cast and director. The festival will be taking place in Manchester's Printworks and Odeon Cinema.

Gerard Johnson's Tony, a film we all love here at Qe, will be playing. We highly reccomend it. Review here.

A full line-up can be found at the festival website, but other notable screenings include Faye Jackson's Romanian vampire film 'Strigoi' and a special screening of Hellraiser, including a chance to meet the 'Cenobites' themselves; Doug Bradley (aka Pin Head), Nicholas Vince (Chatterer) and Simon Bamford (Butterball) on the Friday.

Here's a list of films that will be screened over the weekend:

Thursday 29th

Decsent 2 + Tras Visillos (Short)

Friday 30th & Saturday 31st:

Gnaw

Tony + Excision (Short
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Vinnie Jones? Post apocalyptic? Zombies? It's Devil's Playground

Andrew Gunn will be directing Devil's Playground based on a script by Bart Ruspoli (an actor in Band of Brothers and Rome) and the film will be produced by Jonathan Sothcott who clearly has the most experience out of the three. Even as such, some big names are attached: Did I say Vinnie Jones? This'll be the second post apocalyptic film he's in by my count, the first being Tooth & Nail. Here's what producer Sothcott had to say about the film:

”Starring Vinnie (Midnight Meat Train) Jones, Danny (Severance) Dyer, Tamer (The Ferryman) Hassan, Martin (Embrace Of The Vampire) Kemp, Jemima Rooper, Billy Murray and Lisa (Pumpkinhead: Ashes To Ashes) McAllister, Devil’S Playground details the plight of the last remnants of a civilization destroyed by an all-out zombie armageddon, following the misguided experiments of a presumed-dead Nobel Prize-winning virologist. In a bid for survival, a group of survivors seek
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Producer talks UK zombie flick Devil’S Playground & more

  • Fangoria
British producer Jonathan Sothcott got in touch with Fango to tip us off to a couple of genre projects he’s attached to. The first is Devil’S Playground, which is slated to begin production in London in late January with Andrew Gunn on board as director.

“The script is by Band Of Brothers and Rome actor Bart Ruspoli, and is something pretty special,” Sothcott tells us. “It takes everything you want in a balls-to-the-wall zombie film and structures it into a high-concept thriller.

”Starring Vinnie (Midnight Meat Train) Jones, Danny (Severance) Dyer, Tamer (The Ferryman) Hassan, Martin (Embrace Of The Vampire) Kemp, Jemima Rooper, Billy Murray and Lisa (Pumpkinhead: Ashes To Ashes) McAllister, Devil’S Playground details the plight of the last remnants of a civilization destroyed by an all-out zombie armageddon, following the misguided experiments of a presumed-dead Nobel Prize-winning virologist. In a bid for survival, a group
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New Zealand & South Korea Team for Soul Mate

Does anyone out there remember a little New Zealand horror film called The Ugly? It was one of those low-key flicks that came around direct to DVD here in the States just over a decade ago and got a good amount of buzz for its time.

Well, if you have fond memories of it, The Ugly’s director, Scott Reynolds, is getting ready to make his first film since 2001, which also happens to be the first in a new South Korea/New Zealand co-production treaty.

THR reports that Reynolds is on board to direct Soul Mate, a horror film about love and vengeful ghosts, which sounds about as South Korean as one could ask for. The script comes from Nick Ward, whose recent credits include another solid flick from New Zealand, The Ferryman (review), and Weta Workshop will be handling the visual effects on Soul Mate.

So far Korean actress
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Live from Fantasia : The Ferryman

[/link] (New Zealand, 2007)Director: Chris GrahamYou may want to hug your dog before venturing out to watch New Zealand’s latest splatter export, The Ferryman.Confined to the middle of the ocean, a nihilistic parasite is sending out distress signals in order to get within range of unwitting victims whose bodies it requires to inhabit for survival. So why does the parasite seem to enjoy torturing it’s hosts so much and what’s got it so spooked it’s constantly on the run?An immensely entertaining actor’s wonderland in which almost every character gets to make the transition to evil incarnate (and manages to do it with believability and gusto), Ferryman probably goes one step too far in depicting it’s hidden menace with a literal visualization. Regardless, the direction from as-yet little known Chris Graham is executed with assured style, and even offers helpful tips
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