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120 Essential Horror Scenes Part 7: Meltdowns

24 October 2015 9:55 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

If the transformation is a character’s external change then the meltdown is the internal equivalent. Sometimes the most terrifying part of a horror film isn’t when the monster pops out, but when a character loses his or her grip on reality. The psychosis can begin gradually, exacerbated by stress, sickness, or an outside tormentor. Often the character begins a film in complete control of his or her mental faculties. But control is a relative term, and in a horror film, the illusion of control can be just as powerful as actual agency. The options: denial or embracement. The psychological break will come soon enough. The only question is, how broken will the person be once it does?


Alien (1979) – Ash malfunctions 

The crew of the cargo ship Nostromo has just about had it. Awakened from a cozy hypersleep to answer the worst wrong number in interstellar history, they then »

- Staff

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Jessica Jones's release date and plot, and everything you need to know about Marvel's Netflix shows

14 October 2015 2:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After the widespread acclaim for Daredevil, the first product of the Marvel Studios-Netflix partnership, all eyes are on Jessica Jones.

Here's everything you need to know about the hard-drinking superhero and the shows that are coming after her.

All 13 episodes of Jessica Jones season one will land on Netflix on November 20.

Who is Jessica Jones?

Marvel Comics superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis created Jessica Jones for the adult-oriented comic Alias, which had nothing to do with Jennifer Garner. Jones, who gained powers after a classic chemical spill that also left her an orphan, was retconned into continuity with a backstory tying into the past of various iconic superheroes.

She was cast as a classmate of Peter Parker's (hell, she even had a crush on him) and was inspired by his crimefighting as Spider-Man to become a superhero too - taking on the identity of Jewel. Yes, Jewel. »

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UK TV ratings: Strictly beats X Factor on Sunday by nearly a million viewers

12 October 2015 2:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

UK TV ratings round-up - data supplied by Barb

Strictly Come Dancing came out on top in the X Factor ratings battle on Sunday by nearly a million viewers.

It wasn't all bad for Simon Cowell's singing competition though, as its latest Six Chair Challenge instalment rose to a Sunday peak this series. It climbed to an average overnight audience of 7.14m (29.7%) at 7pm on ITV (443,000/1.9% on +1).

BBC One's Strictly averaged 8.09m (33.1%) for its results show at 7.15pm. During the overlap, Strictly peaked at 7.45pm with 8.33m, while X Factor attracted 6.57m.

Elsewhere on ITV, the France vs Ireland game at the Rugby World Cup scored 4.05m (25.1%) at 4.30pm, while Downton Abbey rose slightly from last week to 7.04m (30.3%) at 9pm (498k/3.3%).

On BBC One, Countryfile appealed to 5.68m (28.5%) at 6.15pm, while Antiques Roadshow brought in 5.81m (23.9%) at 8pm. From Darkness continued with 3.16m (13.4%) at 9pm, and Sir Alex Ferguson »

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Jon Watts interview: Cop Car, Clown, Spider-Man, Eli Roth

3 October 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We chatted to Spider-Man reboot director Jon Watts about his previous film, Cop Car, and his comic book inspirations…

Jon Watts’ next job is no secret – he’ll be directing the Tom Holland-starring Spider-Man reboot, for Marvel Studios and Sony. They signed him up off the strength of his last film – his second feature, Cop Car.

Cop Car is something of a hybrid between a road comedy and a crime thriller, where Kevin Bacon stars as a crooked cop on the hunt for the two young runaways that have taken a joyride in his eponymous vehicle.

Ahead of Cop Car’s disc release in the UK (and it's available on demand now), we chatted to Jon Watts on the phone about the film, his directorial debut (the underrated 2014 horror flick, Clown) and the comic book inspirations behind his next project…

So, we’re here to talk about Cop Car – which you wrote and directed. »

- simonbrew

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Merlin: Where are the cast of BBC One's family fantasy series now?

19 September 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Can you believe it's been seven years since Colin Morgan's boy wizard first strode onto our screens?

The series premiere of Merlin on September 20, 2008 set us off on a magical five-year journey - one with mythical monsters, wicked warlocks and excessive amounts of bromantic banter.

Millions tuned in each Saturday night for the show's blend of fun, fantasy and friendship - because Merlin and Arthur (Bradley James) were definitely just friends, Ok? - but what's happened to Camelot's finest since that epic final episode?

Colin Morgan

The aged Emrys might still be waiting for King Arthur to revive, but Merlin lead Colin Morgan hasn't lain dormant these past few years. He appeared opposite fellow Irish legend Gabriel Byrne in BBC One's moody detective drama Quirke in 2014, was seduced by Gillian Anderson as mercurial copper Tom Anderson in The Fall and played cyborg Leo in Channel 4's smash hit Humans. »

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries, Castle, The Good Wife, Bones, Big Bang, Supernatural and More

4 September 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to

Question: Can we expect a major “Steroline” kiss in the Vampire Diaries season premiere? I need it. – Kayla

Ausiello: You might want to sit down for this one, Kayla: Paul Wesley couldn’t quite recall what goes down in the premiere — they’re a few episodes into Season 7 right now — but when we asked him about Stefan’s kissing agenda with Caroline, he did drop this bombshell: “I’ll be lip-locking with more than one woman.”

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Watch a montage of Jason Statham punching people

30 August 2015 3:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Since his debut in Guy Ritchie’s 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, actor Jason Statham has emerged in the past few years as one of the leading action heroes currently working, with his popularity being proven by the fact that the Transporter series, which he headlined for the first three films, has gone on to a tv show adaptation and will be rebooted in theatres next weekend with The Transporter Refueled. That’s not the only action franchise Statham has headlined, however, as he has also been the leading man in the Crank films and been a part of the Expendables franchise and, more recently, the Fast and Furious franchise.

Action heroes often have to throw lots of punches onscreen, and Statham has been no exception in this regard. Now the youtube channel Burger Fiction has put together a compilation of the numerous punches Statham has thrown onscreen »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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To Better Know a Team: Fantastic Four

6 August 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 First Appearance

Fantastic Four #1, November 1961

Roll Call

Founding Members: Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards, who can stretch and contort his body to a superhuman degree), Invisible Woman nee Girl (Susan Storm Richards, who can create invisible force fields and turn herself and others invisible), Human Torch (Johnny Storm, who can generate intense heat and flames on command, which also enables him to fly), Thing (Ben Grimm, who was transformed into a massive rock-like creature with super-strength.)

Other Members: Crystal, Medusa, Luke Cage, Nova (Frankie Raye), She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel II (aka She-Thing), Ant-Man II (Scott Lang), Namorita, Storm, Black Panther.

The New Fantastic Four: Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine & Ghost Rider.


Traditionally, the Fantastic Four operate out of the top floors of the Baxter Building, a Manhattan skyscraper owned by Reed Richards (the lower flowers are rented out to tenants). After the original Baxter Building was destroyed, it was replaced by Four Freedoms Plaza, »

- Austin Gorton

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New Projects: ‘The Comedian’, Prince Charming, and Muppets

10 July 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Robert De Niro has been gearing up what’s been known as his “passion project” for some time, a film called The Comedian in which he would play an insult comic modeled off Don Rickles. De Niro has now secured a director for the film, Taylor Hackford (Ray, Parker). Deadline exclusively reported that Hackford came on board after director Mike Newell departed due to scheduling, and that casting for the film is now underway.

Roast comic Jeff Ross wrote all of De Niro’s stand-up material for the film, and the screenplay was penned by Art Linson, who previously wrote De Niro’s What Just Happened and has produced everything from Fight Club to The Untouchables to Into the Wild. It’ll be interesting to see De Niro take on the role, because it’s perhaps most closely similar to his underrated, almost cult performance as Rupert Pupkin in Martin Scorsese »

- Brian Welk

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'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' and 'Ridiculous Six' Get Netflix Release Dates

7 July 2015 6:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix announced today the rollout of its original film initiative with Beasts of No Nation, the powerful new film written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre) and starring Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) that will debut Friday, October 16, 2015 worldwide on Netflix, in all territories where the world's leading Internet TV network is available, and on the same day in select U.S. theaters. U.S. film distribution company Bleecker Street will partner with Netflix to distribute the film to theaters.

The Ridiculous Six will be the first of four Adam Sandler films available only on Netflix. The film stars Adam Sandler (Pixels, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Expendables 3, The Longest Yard), Jorge Garcia (Lost, Hawaii Five-0, The Wedding Ringer), Taylor Lautner (Grown Ups 2, The Twilight Series), Rob Schneider (50 First Dates, Grown Ups »

- MovieWeb

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Taylor Hackford Directing Robert De Niro’s Passion Project The Comedian

7 July 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Robert De Niro is so widely respected in Hollywood that he could really do anything he wants at this stage in his career. To the Oscar winner’s credit, though, he’s not rolling over and taking easy paycheck roles all the time – for years, De Niro has been pushing to get The Comedian made, with an eye to starring in the Art Linson-penned drama. And now, he’ll finally complete that passion project, having recruited Taylor Hackford to direct the pic.

De Niro will take on the role of a self-destructive, acerbic insult comic inspired partly by comedian Don Rickles (De Niro’s co-star in Casino). It won’t be the actor’s first time playing a professional funnyman – he took on the role of aspiring comedian Rupert Pupkin to widespread acclaim in The King of Comedy.

Excitingly, though Linson (known for the De Niro-starring, Hollywood-set What Just Happened? »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Netflix Announces Release Dates for Idris Elba’s ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ Adam Sandler Comedy

7 July 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix will roll out a batch of new movies this year, including Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation” and “The Ridiculous Six” with Adam Sandler, as it tries to establish itself as a force in the feature film business.

With a ripped-from-the-headlines plot about child soldiers, “Beasts of No Nation” is looking to generate awards heat, scoring a key Oscar contender berth on October 16, 2015. It will go head to head with other awards hopeful “Bridge of Spies,” a Cold War thriller from Steven Spielberg, the horror film “Crimson Peak” and the family film “Goosebumps.” Idris Elba stars in the film, which Fukunaga, hot off “True Detective,” directs. It set off a bidding war that saw Netflix shell out $12 million for the rights.

The film debuts worldwide on Netflix, in all territories where the internet platform is available, and on the same day in whichever U.S. theaters will play it. »

- Brent Lang

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Daredevil or the Flash: Which Had the Best Debut Season of A Comic Book TV Show?

4 July 2015 6:29 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 In their freshman year, Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil series and DC’s CW show the Flash got some of the most overwhelmingly positive reviews of any TV shows ever based on super heroes. They are arguably the two best debut seasons for shows adapted from a comic book.  Which one is better? Cinelinx looks at these two excellent shows to determine the live action small screen comic champ.

 There have been lots and lots of live action TV programs based on comic books, starting with the Adventures of Superman in the 1950s. Ever since then,  we’ve had Batman, the Green Hornet, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Shazam/Isis, Superboy, the Flash (the original), Lois & Clark: the New Adventures of SupermanBirds of Prey, Mutant X, Smallville, Agents of Shield, Arrow, Constantine and Gotham. (We’re not including animated series in this.) We’ve even had one-shot TV movies like Dr. Strange, »

- (Rob Young)

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The Week in Spandex – Ant-Man, The Punisher, Spider-Man, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Batman Beyond, Hit Girl and more

20 June 2015 2:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, The Punisher, Daredevil, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Spider-Man, Gambit, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fantastic Four, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Aquaman, Batman Beyond, The Flash, Arrow, Hit Girl, Kick-Ass 3, The Crow and more…

It’s been a pretty quiet week in the world of superherodom, although Marvel Studios has been quietly upping the promotional for Ant-Man ahead of its release next month, debuting a selection of new posters and TV spots [see here, here and here], along with a batch of images from the film featuring Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), T.I. (Dave), Michael Pena (Luis), David Dastmalchian (Kurt) and Bobby Cannavale (Paxton). Meanwhile, the Avengers themed posters featuring Iron Man, Thor and Captain America inspired a host of parodies centred on Black Widow, with the miniature superhero standing small on Natasha »

- Gary Collinson

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Sierra/Affinity's Kristen Figeroid to exit after Cannes

11 May 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sales executive to “pursue other opportunities”.

La-based Sierra/Affinity has announced that sales exec Kristen Figeroid is to leave her role at the company to explore new opportunities.

Figeroid most recently served as Sierra/Affinity’s evp sales and distribution sourcing and representing films that Sierra/Affinity brought to the international marketplace.

Figeroid has been with Sierra/Affinity since 2010 when she joined as svp of sales. Figeroid will be part of the firm’s team at this year’s Cannes Marche representing the company and its sales slate.

She will formally exit her post in mid-June, when her responsibilities will be absorbed by the existing team at the company. 

Company principals Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg said Figeroid had been “part of the fabric of our growth”.

“Kristen is a very talented executive and we are confident she will continue to thrive in any future position or venture she undertakes,” they added. “We »

- (Michael Rosser)

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The Week in Spandex – Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Suicide Squad, Spider-Man, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Constantine, Supergirl and more

9 May 2015 5:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, The Punisher, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine 3, Suicide Squad, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Lucifer, Constantine, Gotham, Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, Dial H For Hero, Powers and more…

A week after its international release, Avengers: Age of Ultron hit North American cinemas last Thursday, with the superhero blockbuster pulling in a domestic opening weekend of $191.3 million, the second biggest of all time after its 2012 predecessor. The Joss Whedon-directed sequel comfortably retained top spot at the box office here in the UK, and is fast closing on Fast & Furious 7 to become the biggest earner of the year so far on these shores; internationally, it was »

- Gary Collinson

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Daredevil's Vincent D'Onofrio backs Nat Wolff to be the new Spider-Man

23 April 2015 7:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Daredevil's Vincent D'Onofrio wants Nat Wolff to be cast as the new Spider-Man.

D'Onofrio stars alongside the youngster in the new James Franco-directed film In Dubious Battle, and thinks he is the ideal candidate to play Peter Parker.

Wolff is reportedly one of five actors circling the role after Marvel announced that the character will be introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

D'Onofrio tweeted: "Nat Wolff should be Spidey. Marvel knows best though they are batting 1000. I think Nat is perfect."

The 55-year-old can currently be seen as Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin, in Netflix's Daredevil series.

Nat Wolff @natandalex should be Spidey . Marvel knows best though they are batting 1000 . I think Nat is perfect .

Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) April 23, 2015

Spider-Man is expected to make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as part of the Captain America: Civil War ensemble.

A new rebooted Spider-Man »

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Ranking the Fast & Furious movies from worst to best

29 March 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

14 years after it first hit the big screen in 2001, the Vin Diesel and Paul Walker-led Fast & Furious franchise has gone from strength-to-strength, earning more than $2.3 billion at the worldwide box office.

Originally based around illegal street racing, the Fast movies have evolved to become big, bombastic entertainment with larger-than-life characters and gravity-defying stunts. But underneath it all these are also films about family, with Diesel, Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez's characters the heartbeat of the series.

With Fast & Furious 7 due out on April 3, Digital Spy's Fast experts Tom Eames, Morgan Jeffery and Simon Reynolds went back through them all to come up with a definitive ranking from worst to best.

7. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

It's quite amazing that the Fast & Furious franchise survived at all after its misjudged sequel. Only Paul Walker remained for its second outing, which focused more on the street racing than the characters »

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The Week in Spandex – Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Suicide Squad, Green Lantern, Supergirl and more

7 March 2015 6:41 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Wolverine, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Green Lantern, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Lucifer and more…

The big news this week was the arrival of the third trailer for 2015’s first superhero offering, Avengers: Age of Ultron [which you can watch here], with Marvel counting down to its release with a short teaser [see here], along with a series of character posters featuring Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) [see them all here]. And that’s not all the Age of Ultron promotional material we’ve had either, as Entertainment Tonight debuted a behind-the-scenes preview [watch it here], a batch of promo art surfaced featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes alongside Ultron »

- Gary Collinson

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Family Equality Council Sings Praises of ‘Glee,’ ‘Modern Family’ at Awards Dinner

1 March 2015 12:44 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Who gets to stand for something and still make people laugh and feel something at the same time?” said “Glee” star Alex Newell on the carpet at Saturday night’s Family Equality Council awards dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The answer? The casts of “Glee” and “Modern Family,” both honored at the event for doing just that.

At the 11th annual awards dinner, the Family Equality Council honored the two series for their impact in advancing cultural conversation about Lgbtq (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender questioning) families, and also paid tribute to Mayor Annise Parker of Houston, Texas, and the brand Honey Maid, for their “This Is Wholesome” campaign.

Sandra Bernhard hosted the event, opening the evening with a performance alongside her band, and telling stories riffing on her daughter. The dinner – part fundraiser, part celebration – shed light on Lgbtq families and the work being done to grant them »

- Shelli Weinstein

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