9 items from 2016
Since it’s Memorial Day, this seems like a good time to dissect the remake of the film about a (super) man who represents “truth, justice and the American way.” This week, Cinelinx looks at Man of Steel.
He may not be quite as popular as Batman anymore, but there is no comic book superhero is who is more iconic and influential than Superman. He is one of the most well-known fictional characters world-wide (along with Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan and Dracula). Just as the introduction of the man of steel in 1938 began the super hero genre in comics, the debut of Superman: The Movie (1978) in theaters initiated the cinematic super hero genre. It spawned 4 sequels (counting Superman Returns) and a spin-off (Supergirl). Years later, after numerous Marvel films had pulled in big wads of box office cash, Warner Brothers joined forced with Legendary Pictures to re-film the story of the last son of Krypton. »
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A new 28 Days Later poster is inspired by Secret Cinema’s interactive experience of Danny Boyle’s British horror classic. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: Slasher Season 1 Blu-ray / DVD info, a video and release details for the first American Murder Song Ep, plus Cavity Colors’ tribute to Robert Rodriguez’s The Faculty with a shirt design by Devon Whitehead.
28 Days Later Poster from Secret Cinema and Artist Dan Mumford: Previous Press Release: “Prepare for a terrifying experience in apocalyptic survival as Secret Cinema Presents takes on Danny Boyle’s cult horror masterpiece, 28 Days Later.
Starring Cillian Murphy as Jim, who awakes from a coma to a find a deadly virus has all but obliterated humanity and society now overrun by hordes of the “infected”, 28 Days Later created a new breed of zombie (‘the infected’) – and reinvigorated the genre for the next generation of horror fans.
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Or when your costumes look like a building. Odile Dicks-Mireaux’s designs for High Rise (2016) are far more than that. But for a film set in such a heavily stylised world, especially one created by sci-fi author J.G. Ballard, homogeny is everything. In fact homogeny is terrifying. Everything is reflected in the aesthetic. The building towers, Tom Hiddleston’s trouser legs tower, and Luke Evans towers over everyone.
Director Ben Wheatley has claimed that he did not want High Rise to look like a ‘greatest hits of the seventies‘, but really that’s exactly what he’s got, certainly in terms of costume design – and that’s okay. It might not be the 1970s that everyone lucky enough to be around and partying in those days remembers, yet it is the one we as viewers want and expect to see. The building, the first of creator Anthony Royal’s (Jeremy Irons »
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With just over two weeks to go until the premiere of Game of Thrones season six, HBO has revealed that the first episode will be titled ‘The Red Woman’.
Along with the title reveal, HBO also dropped a brief synopsis, which gives very little away: “Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.”
See Also: New trailer for Game of Thrones season 6
The title ‘The Red Woman’ presumably refers to Carice van Houten’s Melisandre, although back in October it was announced Melanie Liburd (Dracula) had been cast as ‘Red Priestess’, so perhaps her character could play a role.
Game of Thrones season six premieres on April 24th.
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It's with little surprise but great cheer then, that we report Vikings' season 5 renewal.
Possible season 4 spoiler: Deadline reports that Clive Standen's imminent, though not permanent, departure from Vikings as he takes the lead in the Taken television spin-off will leave the former show with a leading man-shaped hole that Rhys-Meyers may be intended to fill. End of season 4 spoiler.
Vikings is presently airing through its fourth season (read our spoiler-filled reviews here), and season »
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“The brilliant writing and depth of historical research and authenticity brought to the screen by Michael Hirst paired with our talented cast and crew, has made this series one of the most compelling, visually stunning historical dramas on television,” History president »
Having previously plumbed the 17th-century and then the 1940s via Salem and Manhattan, Wgn America’s next period drama, Underground, aims to bring a modern sensibility to the senseless injustice of slavery in the United States circa 1857.
RelatedWgn’s Underground Thriller Gets March Premiere Date, Trailers
Specifically, as its title suggests, the 10-episode series — created by Misha Green (Sons of Anarchy) and Joe Pokaski (Heroes) and premiering Wednesday, March 9 at 10/9c) — offers an alternately gripping and illuminating look at the Underground Railroad system by which the bravest (and/or most desperate) of slaves sought to escape to the north, with the hope of living free. »
TV’s erstwhile Mickey Milkovich (no relation), Noel Fisher, has boarded the cast of the NBC drama pilot Miranda’s Rights.
RelatedPilot Season ’16: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows and Stars
Penned by Katie Lovejoy (Dracula), the project is described as a legal soap about an idealistic group of lawyers who not only work together but live together at their start-up firm, Ylg (as in Young Law Group, groan).
Per our sister site Deadline, Shameless vet Fisher will play one of the partner-roommates, Jacob Mizrahi, a curt straight-man who does what he has to in order to rein in his rage. »
In this round-up, we have an exclusive poster for the Rasmussen brothers' The Inhabitants, DVD release details on The Hatching, a look at Diamond Select Toys' The X-Files and Ghostbusters figures, an All Hallows' Eve 2 trailer, and Kickstarter campaign details for the comic book series Monstrous.
The Inhabitants Exclusive Poster: Hitting Blu-ray and DVD today from FilmRise, The Inhabitants was written and directed by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen (John Carpenter's The Ward). To celebrate the film's home media release, we've been provided with an exclusive poster from The Inhabitants just for Daily Dead readers (shown below).
Press Release: "New York – FilmRise has acquired North American home media rights to The Inhabitants, the new supernatural thriller from the writers of John Carpenter's The Ward. The Brooklyn-based film and TV distributor will release the film January 5th, 2016, on DVD and Blu-ray. The discs will include an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette as well as the film's trailer. »
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9 items from 2016
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