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SPACELAB9's The Walking Dead vinyl soundtrack is a New York Comic Con exclusive featuring special treats for any fan of the series. Also: CONtv's Creep Con Halloween celebration and In the Dark release details.
The Walking Dead Vinyl Soundtrack: Press Release: "October 1st, 2015 – There’s a chill in the air and the daylight hours are getting shorter as the world awaits the return of The Walking Dead! Just in time for the all-new season 6 and with the New York Comic Con just a week away, SPACELAB9 announces yet another key entry in their roster of Nycc exclusive releases for the sold out, multi-day pop culture extravaganza. That’s right, the official vinyl soundtrack to the multi-award-winning fan favorite drama series AMC’s The Walking Dead is back from the grave one last time in a very limited edition as SPACELAB9 unveils the Nycc Exclusive “Brain and Guts” Vinyl Variant Edition. »
- Tamika Jones
It starts with a cry of pain. Then a look of terror or ecstasy. And then the body starts to change. Hair grows from the knuckles. Maybe the eyes turn black. Sometimes fangs sprout. Before you know it, the person in front of you isn’t a person anymore. The Transformation can be the most horrific moment in a horror film because it’s where the internal becomes the external. No more false faces. No more hiding. And depending how fearsome the new being is, no more running as well.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)– London wolf calling
It starts out so innocently. Knowing that a full moon is approaching, David Kessler (David Naughton) locks himself in the home of nurse Alex Price (Jenny Agutter) in order to be able to transform into a werewolf peacefully, not killing any innocent people and proving that he doesn’t have to commit »
Films offer some of the best explorations of isolation and loneliness, argues James...
"In space no one can hear you scream." . The tagline for Alien, and the sad truth for anyone who's crying out for company in the wider cosmos beyond our stratosphere.
The following is a true story - many winters ago I decided that it'd be a good idea to leave behind my loved ones and wider society and go into solitary exile. I made an agreement with a stranger online and said I would spend the whole of that December looking after her two cats while she was away in Australia.
I then headed off to a cottage in the Welsh Valleys to fulfil this responsibility and, aside from those two indifferent kitties, I had no company at all. In my mind I'd envisioned this as a perfect retreat from a Christmas season I couldn't be mithered »
In 2010, a crack commando unit got a film reboot from a studio that didn’t bother to continue with the franchise. Today, they survive as soldiers of fortune, and have been rebooted once more for the televisual realm. If you have a free evening, if no other show will do, and if you can find them.... maybe you will watch, The A-Team.
Indulgent intros aside, we’ll get to the point – Fox is developing a new TV version of The A-Team.
Sleepy Hollow writer Albert Kim is currently working on a script, and Tawnia McKiernan - daughter of the original series’ co-creator Stephen J. Cannell – has been lined up as a producer. Additionally, Chris Morgan – who has been heavily involved in the Fast & Furious film series – is also on board as a producer. »
Yay or Nay?
In narrative terms, it seems as if Scott is still interested in exploring the storylines leading up to his sci-fi classic, while District 9 director Neill Blomkamp’s supposed sequel, Alien 5, will forward the storyline.
Scott revealed the title in an exclusive interview with the British, London-based online publication, HeyUGuys, in which he mostly spoke about his time directing The Martian.
- Fiman Jafari
Maisie Williams is fast becoming one of the busiest bees in Tinsel Town. Not only is the actress primed to reprise her defining role as Arya Stark for Game of Thrones season 6, but she’s also got a schedule crammed full of future appearances in Doctor Who, The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and, potentially, a leading role in Kate Maberly’s adaptation, The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Now, it appears Williams is ready to keep another plate spinning by signing on for Peter Hutchings’ indie drama, Arrivals.
That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, who revealed that the so-hot-right-now actress is set to star opposite Ender’s Game Asa Butterfield in the low-key feature. With a winter shoot in Cape Town, South Africa on the cards, the screenplay for Hutchings’ latest – penned by Fergal Rock – has been raising eyebrows for all the right reasons, having earned the »
- Michael Briers
Recently juggling Game Of Thrones with Doctor Who and Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, Maisie Williams has just added another project into her crowded diary. She'll co-star with Asa Butterfield in Arrivals, a drama by The Outskirts' director Peter Hutchings.Butterfield will play a hypochondriac university dropout working as a baggage handler in Cape Town. But he's forced to confront his peronal issues when he comes into the orbit of Williams' free-spirited character. She has a terminal illness, and a bucket list she needs help with...Fergal Rock, a relative newcomer with a handful of short films and some episodes of Irish soap Fair City to his name, wrote the screenplay. Kalahari Film and Media, a South African production company behind Dredd and District 9, are involved in the set-up.Hutchings is aiming to shoot Arrivals this winter. We'll next see Williams in Doctor Who in a few weeks, »
As John C. Reilly says in "Talladega Nights," violent video games and violent cinema go together like cocaine and waffles. Toronto audiences responded with like enthusiasm, awarding the People's Choice Midnight Madness Award to Ilya Naishuller’s "Hardcore," which through the lens of GoPro video cameras, puts us into a virtual reality scenario, literally through the eyes of cyborg protagonist Henry as he battles murderously for freedom. Here's the synopsis: Produced by Timur Bekmambetov (“Night Watch,” “Wanted,” “Unfriended”), “Hardcore” is told entirely from the point of view of a cyborg named Henry. Resurrected with no recollection of his past, Henry (the audience) and his ally, Jimmy (Sharlto Copley, “District 9”) must fight through the streets of Moscow in pursuit of Henry’s kidnapped wife in the world’s first action-adventure film to be shot 100% from the first person perspective. Naishuller also wrote and produced “Hardcore.” Producers are Timur »
- Ruben Guevara
The latest last word in Add cinema, “Hardcore” is a headlong subjective-camera dive into fantasy-action peril through the eyes of a newly hatched “cybernetic super-soldier” as he fights off umpteen attackers, rescues his wife and tries to prevent a supervillain from destroying the world or something like. Only the tiniest, most basic elements of character, backstory and even narrative are offered on the run in a movie whose 95% frantic-action composition has no need or breathing space for more. It’s an undeniably impressive display of energy and resourcefulness for firsttime feature writer-director Ilya Naishuller, expanding on ideas in the viral music videos for his Moscow rock band Biting Elbows. Whether you find this vidgame-like testosterone explosion exhilarating or exhausting may largely be a generational matter. But certainly fanboy types are going to make this Russia-u.S. coprod a cult item, with potential for commercial breakout in various formats in numerous territories. »
- Dennis Harvey
Over fifty years ago, ABC introduced the world to The Addams Family. To commemorate the "altogether ooky" series and its recognizable song, Spacelab9 will release The Addams Family vinyl soundtrack on October 16th:
Press Release: September 17th, 2015 – They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky, The Addams Family! These immortal lyrics, first penned by composer Vic Mizzy in 1964, are indelibly etched in the psyche of America and of pop culture fans the world over, and rightfully so. Although the series, like it’s popular counterpart The Munsters, lasted only two seasons from 1964 to 1966, it has remained in syndication and at the forefront of popular culture for over 50 years, spawning an animated series, two feature films, several books, toys, video games and a dizzying array of merchandise for kids of all ages.
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the beloved series, Spacelab9 invites »
- Derek Anderson
On this day in 1996, Oprah Winfrey launched her book club and announced that “The Deep End of the Ocean” by Jacquelyn Mitchard would be her first selection. Oprah’s Book Club quickly became a hugely influential force in the publishing world. The popular daytime talk show host's stamp of approval on books often sent them to bestseller lists. Other notable Sept. 17 happenings in pop culture history: • 1957: Louis Armstrong canceled his trip to the U.S.S.R.. Announcing that he would not participate in a U.S. government-sponsored tour of the Soviet Union, the jazz musician said, “The way they are treating my people in the South, the government can go to hell.” • 1967: The Who ended a nationally televised performance of “My Generation” with a literal bang — an explosion, caused by explosives packed into Keith Moon’s drum kit, rocked the stage, singed Pete Townshend’s hair and »
- Emily Rome
Today we have a restricted trailer for the upcoming "Hardcore" action film, which was shot entirely from the hero's perspective. It stars Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Haley Bennet (The Equalizer), and is produced by Timur Bekmambetov (director of "Wanted") and Alex A. Ginzburg. Check it out below, as well as the poster. Plot: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry and congratulations, you're now a cyborg. 5 minutes later, your wife has been kidnapped and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan (Danila Kozlovsky), he's just a psychotic megalomaniac with telekinetic powers, and a never-ending army of mercenaries. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, Russia and everyone wants you dead. Everyone, except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Copley). He might be on your side. »
“It’s like watching someone else play a video game” goes the common criticism of action movies in the CGI-era. We’ve all had that experience—watching a bloated, overlong sequence where weightless enemy after weightless enemy is despatched without ever making you care once. But there’s a way of using video game language to the benefit of a movie (think of “Edge Of Tomorrow” last year, for instance), and the latest film to attempt it is “Hardcore.” Currently screening at Tiff, the film, from newcomer Ilya Naishuller, produced by “Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov, and starring and executive produced by “District 9” star Sharlto Copley, is selling itself as the first action movie told entirely from first-person perspective, “Call Of Duty” style. Now, you can have a proper look thanks to the film’s first trailer. The promo promises some “District 9”-style inventive low-budget sci-fi action, with a smattering of ultraviolence, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
This first trailer for Ilya Naishuller's insane looking Hardcore makes the bold claim that it's the film of this generation that "will change everything." While that remains to be seen, what we're seeing here is pretty impressive in terms of bringing the notion of a first person movie to life in a potentially exciting way.
Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) stars in the action film presented by Russian Wunderkind Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Night Watch) that is having its worldwide premier at the Toronto International Film Festvial.
You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry and congratulations, you’re now a cyborg.
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Ahead of its world premiere tonight in Toronto's Midnight Madness section, a trailer has dropped for Ilya Naishuller's first person actioner Hardcore. The less said about the trailer the better, but first...You may recall that Naishuller and his team were behind the Pov thrill rides Motherfucker and The Stampede, music videos shot on GoPros for his band Biting Elbows. I'm not quite sure what the videos did for the band, but they sure as hell got heads turning in the film industry, and Hardcore is the feature film result.Hardcore" is told entirely from the point of view of a cyborg named Henry. Resurrected with no recollection of his past, Henry (the audience) andhis ally, Jimmy (Sharlto Copley, "District 9") must fight through the streets of...
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With its premiere set for tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival, a trailer has arrived online for director Ilya Naishuller’s first person action thriller Hardcore, which stars Sharlto Copley (District 9), Danila Kozlovsky (Vampire Academy), Haley Bennett (The Equalizer). Check it out here…
You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife. She tells you that your name is Henry and congratulations, you’re now a cyborg.
5 minutes later, your wife has been kidnapped and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan (Danila Kozlovsky), he’s just a psychotic megalomaniac with telekinetic powers, and a never-ending army of mercenaries. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, Russia and everyone wants you dead. Everyone, except for a mysterious, British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley). He might be on your side. Good luck Henry. »
- Gary Collinson
A genre constantly overlooked at awards ceremonies, sci-fi cinema is full of stunning performances - like these...
Should we care whether the Academy likes science fiction or not? Does it matter that the genre and its best performances are regularly overlooked by most mainstream awards bodies? Probably not. But consider this: cinema is by now a long-established artform. Movies chart all aspects of the human condition: birth, death, happiness, sadness, ennui, fear, elation, empathy.
The best sci-fi movies arguably achieve the same thing. Where else is the sense of mystery and triumphant discovery felt more keenly than in, say, Solaris? What other genre could explore the nature of addiction with the same humour and pathos as A Scanner Darkly? Could the themes of ageing and disease in The Fly be transposed to a realistic drama and still be as thrilling, bizarre and tragic?
It’s still the case that science »
Three weeks before the opening of the Toronto Film Festival, Media Content Capital and veteran film exec Paul Hanson are launching Covert Media to produce, finance and distribute three to four films a year.
The films will carry budgets in the $10 million to $50 million range, which is less popular with the six major studios, given their focus on tentpoles and franchises.
Media Content is led by financiers Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine. Hanson is the former co-founder and chief operating officer of Qed International and served as chief operating officer of Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures for the past two years.
He will serve as co-founder and CEO of the new company. The company said Wednesday that it will expand into a broader spectrum of budget sizes and into other media such as episodic content.
Covert will also service and support the library and upcoming projects for Qed, which has »
- Dave McNary
Earlier this summer, we featured a very brief look at the visual effects that helped bring Neill Blomkamp‘s futuristic fairytale Chappie to life. A live performance on set was done with Sharlto Copley (District 9), and then the actor was replaced entirely with visual effects, and now we get to see just how perfectly the […]
The post VFX Breakdown Shows Imagine Engine’s Impressive Visual Effects Work on ‘Chappie’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
“Straight Outta Compton” will again dominate the domestic box office this weekend with early estimates Friday showing a sturdy $26 million at 3,025 locations for its second frame.
If the estimates hold, Universal/Legendary’s N.W.A biopic looks likely to take in double the closest competition — Focus/Gramercy’s launch of horror sequel “Sinister 2” with about $13.3 million at 2,766 theaters.
Paramount’s fourth weekend of “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” should follow with about $12 million at 3,442 theaters. That should top a pair of spy pic openings, with Fox’s “Hitman: Agent 47” set to take around $8 million at 3,100 sites and Lionsgate’s “American Ultra” with $6 million at 2,778 locations.
“Straight Outta Compton” will decline about 57% after a stunning overperformance in its opening weekend with $60.2 million, then took in another $25 million during Monday-Thursday period. »
- Dave McNary
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