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I, Tonya movie review: a woman at war with herself

MaryAnn’s quick take… A black comedy about domestic violence, parental abuse, and low self-esteem (and it works!), one that challenges our appreciation of how true based-on-fact might be. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movies about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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I’ve heard tell that there are people — young people, but still adult people — who have never heard of champion figure skater Tonya Harding and don’t know why she was famous for a while in the 1990s for reasons that had nothing to do with her athletic ability. This astonishes me, but probably shouldn’t. In fact, it’s a totally apropos underscore to I, Tonya’s running motif about the vagaries of fame and the inadvisability of putting all your emotional stock in it, as a wannabe famous person, current famous person,
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New Archie Horror Series Vampironica Is Out for Blood!

Vampironica is a new Archie Horror series launching in March from Greg and Megan Smallwood that we first heard about back in 2015 at the Sdcc, and knowing what a big fan base the series has – plus the fact that American Werewolf in London and Fright Night were big influences on the writers, we […]

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Ferdinand movie review: no bull, it’s wonderful

MaryAnn’s quick take… Goofy, charming, faithful to its sweet source material, and all while advancing the standard “Be yourself” message with fresh challenges to gender expectations. I’m “biast” (pro): love the book

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of Blue Sky’s movies

I have read the source material (and I love it)

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

When the now-beloved children’s book The Story of Ferdinand was first published in 1936, some grownups were worried that it might have a bad influence on children. Apparently its sweet, simple story — from writer Munro Leaf, with instantly iconic illustrations by Robert Lawson — was seen as promoting (take your pick) pacifism, fascism, communism, and/or anarchism. To be fair, its tale of a bull in Spain who wasn’t interested in bullfighting and only wanted to loll about in fields of flowers could
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Veronica Lodge is out for blood in new Archie horror series Vampironica

Terror is coming to the streets of Riverdale this coming March as Archie Comics launches its brand new horror series Vampironica , which sees Veronica Lodge joining the ranks of the undead after being bitten by a centuries-old vampire.

New Ongoing Series! When Veronica is bitten by a centuries-old vampire, her thirst for blood threatens to turn Riverdale into a haven for the undead. Will she put an end to the vampire threat or give in to her blood lust?

“Fans can rest assured that we’ll be staying faithful to the core of these characters,” said co-writer Greg Smallwood. “It was very important to Megan and I that Vampironica be the same Veronica that we all know and love, only now with fangs.”

Greg and I were both very interested in exploring the concept of a vampire Veronica without getting rid of what makes Veronica such a special character,” said co-writer Megan Smallwood.
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Fearsome Facts: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Fright Night (1985)

Fright Night (1985) is to All Hallows’ Eve what A Christmas Story (1983) is to X-Mas: an opus which is worthy of its own 24-hour marathon and an ensuing all-night bacchanalia where blood is the life rather than alcohol. Filmmaker Tom Holland’s love letter to vampire films revitalized a subgenre of horror that was sadly […]

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Margot Robbie in a New Full-Length, Red Band Trailer for 'I, Tonya'

"I made you a champion, knowing you'd hate me for it." Neon has launched a new red band trailer for the indie comedy I, Tonya, which was a huge hit at the Toronto Film Festival where it first premiered. From director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, Fright Night, Million Dollar Arm, The Finest Hours), the film tells a fictional, darkly comedic version of the story of figure skater Tonya Harding, who planned an attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan in 1994. Margot Robbie stars as Harding, and she looks sensational, as usual from Robbie. Allison Janney also co-stars and it looks she also gives like another outstanding performance. The rest of the cast includes Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale, Mckenna Grace, plus Caitlin Carver as Nancy Kerrigan. Based on this excellent trailer, I have a feeling this could end up as one of my favorites.
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Margot Robbie Gets a Little Crazy in Red-Band Trailer For I, Tonya

Margot Robbie goes full-on crazy in this new entertaining red-band trailer for her Tanya Harding biopic I, Tanya. This character almost seems more insane and unstable than Robbie's version of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad! The film was inspired by the true story of Tanya Harding's ungraceful rise to the Olympics and fall. As you'll see, it's told in the style of a dark comedy and it looks like a really great movie!

Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan.Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding,
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Tom Holland’s Fright Night Sequel Novel Gets a Title and Cover Art

Fright Night is not only one of the best horror films of the 1980s, but also one of the best horror films of any decade. Which is why we’re so excited by the news that writer and director Tom Holland… Continue Reading →

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Halloween 2017: Siblings & Scares Double Feature – Mom’S Got A Date With A Vampire and Hocus Pocus

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[To get you into the spooky spirit, the Daily Dead team is spotlighting double features that we think would be fun to watch this Halloween season. Check here for more double feature recommendations and other Halloween 2017 coverage.]

There’s nothing quite like an outside threat to bring a family together, especially when that threat is of the undead variety. Siblings may not always get along, but when your sister’s soul is sought by a coven of witches, or when your mom is eyed as an eternal bride by a coffin-dwelling creep, it’s time to take those Sister Sledge lyrics to heart and become a family that can overcome anything—including wicked spells and sharp fangs. Set on respective fateful nights where the future of a homestead hangs in the balance and its up to siblings to save it, Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire and Hocus Pocus are family-friendly films that make for a great double feature during the Halloween season.

Perhaps the less-known of the two films, Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire will likely ring a nostalgic bell for
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Halloween Cinema A-z

It’s been a while since we went alphabetical here at Roobla, so to get you even more in the mood for October 31, here’s a Halloween special. There’s the odd tenuous link here and there, but we hope you find it fun and perhaps even a little useful…

A is for Alien. Ridley Scott‘s 1979 groundbreaking sci-fi horror remains just that.

B is for Bram Stoker. Okay, obviously the Dracula author never had a hand in any screenplays, but imagine how much poorer cinema in general would be if that book had never been written.

C is for castles, They’ve been the setting for many a horror movie, and with good reason: does it get more spine-tingling?

D is for disappointing. When was the last time you went to the cinema to see a new release and were genuinely scared?

E is for Elm Street. You wouldn
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Spend a Week of Halloween Featuring Some Horror Selections on Movies Anywhere

In case you’ve been hiding under a bed, Movies Anywhere is a place that organizes film purchases you have made through iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu and Google Play (from certain studios). While I am more of a physical media fan, it is super nice to have a digital copy if I’m away from home and now with the convenience of the Movies Anywhere app through my Roku or mobile phone, I don’t have to remember where the heck I bought a movie from. I can now go to one place and find most of my digital collection.

From today until Halloween, head over to Movies Anywhere where you can find specific collections of some great horror films that you can purchase (if you haven’t already) to help along with any of your 30 Days of Halloween challenges or to help get in the mood of the holiday.
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I, Tonya red band trailer, starring Margot Robbie

Joseph Baxter Nov 2, 2017

The I, Tonya red band trailer has arrived, showing Margot Robbie as the scourge of the figure skating world, Tonya Harding.

Update: Here's a red band trailer for the film, that obviously you shouldn't watch if you have sensitive eyes and ears...

The upcoming dark/comedic biopic, I, Tonya, looks to capture the period when the Winter Olympics, and the skating in particular, captured the attention of the world. In this case with Margot Robbie playing the scandal-conjuring Olympic figure skater, Tonya Harding.

The first I, Tonya teaser trailer has now arrived, focusing on Margot Robbie’s onscreen manifestation of former American Olympic figure skating prospect Tonya Harding, whose dreams of grabbing the gold led to one of the most ignominious events in Olympic history. The sight of Robbie’s Harding performing a triple axel (Harding was the first American woman to successfully land one in competition,
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First Teaser Trailer For Margot Robbie's Tanya Harding Biopic I, Tonya

Margot Robbie hits the ice in the first teaser trailer for her upcoming Tonya Harding biopic I, Tanya. It's a solid first look at the film that does a great job of setting the tone for the story. The movie is told in the style of a dark comedy, which is kind of the perfect way to tell this really strange and scandalous true story.

The movie was directed by Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm, Fright Night, The Finest Hours) and it also stars Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Caitlin Carver, Bojana Novakovic, and Bobby Cannavale. Here's the synopsis:

Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined
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Mike Epps and Katt Williams Spoof Fright Night With The House Next Door

Full disclosure, I have not seen the recent Mike Epps horror-comedy Meet the Blacks, and for the most part, I don’t plan to add the film to my must-see list. That said, I am a big fan of Epps, especially his… Continue Reading →

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The Essential Vampire Films

In readiness for Halloween, Tom Jolliffe takes a look at the essential Vampire films…

With that thing coming up that takes place on the last day in October. You know the one? Yeah, candy sales go through the roof, your house gets egged and toilet papered. Meanwhile you sacrifice a chicken over a Ouji board in the hope of getting Kevin James to stop making films. It never works and you just unleash hell on Earth (or to put it another way, a new Kevin James film comes out). With that in mind, I thought it’d be a good time to look over the best Vampire films around.Why Vampires? Well I was watching a film (that will appear on this list) and had a brainwave.

So without further ado, and not in any particular order, here are the essential Vampire films!

Nosferatu (1922)

This iconic piece of cinema remains
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Halloween 2017: 31 Movies to Watch on Hulu This October

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Last week, I gave you guys a few lists from Amazon and Netflix in regards to what they have to offer via their streaming services this fall. As a newbie to Hulu, I only discovered over the weekend that they, too, beyond just being an amazing resource for television programming, offer up a killer selection of genre movies that are free to stream with a standard Hulu membership.

Here’s a look at an assortment of 31 films from Hulu that I think would be great movies to stream this October. I tried to give you guys a wide variety, too, hitting various sub-genres, so hopefully there’s a little bit of something for everyone in this list.

The Faculty

As far as high school horror films go, The Faculty has remained one of my very favorites for years now. Essentially, it’s Robert Rodriguez riffing on The X-Files, and who can resist that?
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Horror Highlights: Buckout Road, Game Of Thrones Dorbz Contest, Deadly Manners, Destination America’s “Ghostober”, Discovering Bigfoot, Scare Slam

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Urban legends are relived with lethal results in the eerie trailer for Buckout Road, the new film from Matthew Currie Holmes that features a cast including Danny Glover and Jessica Cameron. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have a giveaway for a Funko Dorbz figure based on a character from HBO's Game of Thrones, details on the new murder mystery podcast Deadly Manners, Destination America's "Ghostober" programming, a trailer for Discovering Bigfoot, and info on the 2017 Scare Slam at the London Horror Festival.

Buckout Road Trailer: Press Release: "Matthew Currie Holmes’ directorial debut, Buckout Road, just won its first film festival award and released a full-length trailer. This supernatural thriller, produced by John Gillespie & Brad Clark and stars: Evan Ross (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Lee Daniels’ Star ), Henry Czerny (Mission: Impossible, Quantico), Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Wynona Earp, Avengers: Age Of Ultron), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon I-iv) and Colm Feore (House of Cards,
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Good Guys Finish First: Don Mancini’S Durably Deranged Killer Doll Returns In Cult Of Chucky

Let’s talk memorable movie killers for a second. Since Mrs. Bates first slashed her way through the shower curtain in Room 1 of that roadside motel in Psycho (1960), franchise-minded murderers have had a hard time of it in the consistency department, regardless of how strong they may have lunged out of the gate. Established classics of the genre, like Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street have all given birth to an array of sequels, remakes and reboots that may have extended their nasty protagonists’ shelf life, but none could approach their origins in terms of frights or filmmaking quality.

The exception to this rule of inconsistency and ever-diminishing returns in serial killer movie franchises seems to be the maniac who may have been the most unlikely to succeed, or certainly to endure, to begin with. He would be Charles Lee Ray (played with customary intensity
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Sentinel (1977)

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In regards to his filmic output, director Michael Winner was wildly inconsistent at his worst and wholly divisive at his best (and vice versa). The remarkable thing is that those two extreme opinions can be about the same film; some find the kinetic sleaze of Death Wish (1974) powerful and disturbing, others find its ham-fisted social grazing problematic and off-putting. But it was a big hit, so naturally Universal let him ride the satanic tide with The Sentinel (1977), a Good vs. Evil, Portal to Hell potboiler that warms this Fulci-loving heart three years before Lucio even set foot in New Orleans.

Given a limited release in January stateside, The Sentinel barely broke even on its $4 million budget, and the critics hated it, deeming it lurid, reprehensible trash. Which it is; but it’s also ridiculously entertaining and has a few truly haunting moments. Turns out Winner could do horror—and yet
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Listen to the Corpse Club Discuss Fright Night (1985) on a New Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast

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You're so cool, Corpse Clubbers! Over thirty years ago, Tom Holland brought undead scares into the suburbs with his directorial debut, Fright Night, introducing viewers to a lovable cast of characters that includes Peter Vincent, Evil Ed, and the suave vampire next door, Jerry Dandrige. The film's effects, performances, and clever writing have made it a fixture of the horror genre over the past three decades, making it the perfect bloodsucking subject for the Corpse Club to sink their teeth into on the latest "Horrigins" episode of Daily Dead's podcast.

In a special "Horrigins" installment of Corpse Club, co-hosts Patrick Bromley and Heather Wixson discuss Tom Holland's directorial debut, Fright Night (1985), including their first experiences watching the "vampire next door" movie, the film's endearing blend of horror and humor, the intriguing cast of characters, the movie's most humanizing moments, and they also talk about the 1988 sequel and the 2011 remake.
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