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‘The Sopranos’ Strip Club Location Satin Dolls Is Closing Amid Criminal Investigation

‘The Sopranos’ Strip Club Location Satin Dolls Is Closing Amid Criminal Investigation
In a case of life imitating art, the New Jersey location of Tony Soprano’s infamous Bada Bing! strip club has been shut down amid pending criminal investigation, the AP reports. The Lodi, New Jersey strip club Satin Dolls has been accused of solicitation of prostitution, lewd activity, and failure to account for “large amounts of cash moving in and out of the businesses.” “Illegal activity was glorified at the ‘Bada Bing’ in the fictional world of Tony Soprano, but it has no place in modern-day New Jersey,” said New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino in a release. “It’s time to shut it down.”

The owners of Satin Dolls have been under investigation for six years, according to the Ag’s report. One of the owners, Anthony Cardinalle, admitted to federal income tax evasion in 1995, and pled guilty in 2013 to a racketeering conspiracy linked to the Genovese crime family.
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Watch the trailer for HBO’s Andre the Giant documentary

HBO, The Ringer and WWE have released an official trailer for their upcoming documentary on the legendary professional wrestler Andre the Giant, which explores the career of the Eighth Wonder of the World. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Andre the Giant was — literally — the biggest professional athlete in the world for decades. He was larger than life: From his exploits in the ring to the stories of his drinking, reality could hardly contain Andre. Featuring original interviews with everyone who was a part of his expansive life, from Vince McMahon, to Rob Reiner, to Andre’s brothers in France, Jason Hehir’s new film explores the life — in full — of the man who casts the biggest shadow in the history of sports and culture.”

Andre the Giant is set to air on HBO in April 2018.

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Contest: Win Timebomb (1991) on Blu-ray

After he took on the Terminator and an army of Xenomorphs, Michael Biehn faced off against a deadly government organization in Timebomb, and with the 1991 thriller out now on Blu-ray, Scream Factory has provided us with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Timebomb.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Timebomb Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on September 6th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen
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Kong: Skull Island VFX featurette shows how Ilm brought Kong to life

  • JoBlo
Bringing King Kong back to the big-screen should never be treated as a trivial matter, and thankfully the fine folks at Industrial Light & Magic brought their A-game when it came to realizing the Eighth Wonder of the World for Kong: Skull Island. As the giant ape received quite the size upgrade for the recent Jordan Vogt-Roberts film, a great amount of attention to detail was needed to bring King Kong... Read More...
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Godzilla vs. Kong director discusses size difference between the two monsters

Director Adam Wingard was at Comic-Con this past weekend to promote the release of his new movie Death Note, and IGN managed to get a brief update from the filmmaker as to his next project – the MonsterVerse crossover Godzilla vs. Kong.

“It’s been a pleasure already in the first stages of it, having an excuse to go back and watch 30 Godzilla movies and justifying it to yourself,” said Wingard. “For me, it’s about taking the series to the next level.”

Wingard also acknowledged that he faces a challenge with regards to the size difference, with 2014’s Godzilla coming in at 355 feet tall, and the Eighth Wonder of the World just 100 feet in Kong: Skull Island, meaning the Eighth Wonder of the World is giving up an sizeable height advantage to the King of the Monsters:

“They gave us a good out in Kong when they mentioned that Kong is still growing,
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King Kong Is Heading To Broadway

  • TheMovieBit
Broadway musicals making the jump to the big screen is nothing new, with the likes of Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and Chicago all gracing the silver screen over the years. What you may not be aware of is the number of movies that have been turned into musicals. Rocky, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Aladdin, and, of course, The Lion King (amongst many, many others) have all graced the stages of Broadway. Now, something big is heading to The Great White Way, with the announcement of the King Kong musical. This adaption, which first ran in Australia in 2013, retells the tale of the 1933 classic, with a massive puppet of the Eight Wonder of the World needing 35 puppeteers to operate it. While musicals may not be your cup of tea, you can’t deny that the prospect of seeing one of Cinema’s most iconic creatures brought to
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Scream Factory to Release The Manster and Timebomb on Blu-ray This August

Scream Factory has just given horror and sci-fi fans another day to mark on their calendars this summer, as they've announced upcoming Blu-ray releases of The Manster (1959) and Timebomb (1991).

From Scream Factory: "If you’ve been enjoying some of our recent releases from the 50s (I Bury the Living, The Screaming Skull, etc.) then we have another fun one for you: The Manster!

American reporter Larry Stanford is assigned to a story on evolutionary theorist Dr. Suzuki and visits his secluded laboratory high in the mountains for Japan. Unwittingly injected with an experimental drug, Stanford becomes increasingly bitter and irritable towards his boss and his wife. Then one day, the appearance of a third eye on his shoulder hurls the reporter into a state of terror. The eye soon develops into a second head setting in motion a rampage of mayhem, madness and murder!

Official street date is August
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Kong sits on his throne in concept art from Kong: Skull Island

A batch of concept art has arrived online for Kong: Skull Island from illustrator Eddie Del Rio, which features a few familiar scenes from Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ monster epic, along with an unused sequence of the Eighth Wonder of the World sitting on a throne, being worshipped by the island’s natives; take a look below…

See Also: Read our reviews for Kong: Skull Island here

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

Kong: Skull Island sees Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing a cast that includes Tom Hiddleston (High-Rise), Brie Larson (Room), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), John C. Reilly (The Lobster), Thomas Mann (Me
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Weekend Box Office: Viewers Go Ape Over ‘Skull Island’

The late winter North America box office continued to play like it is summer as Warner’s Kong: Skull Island became the new king of the box office jungle. Not to be outdone by the big monkey, Fox’s Logan and Universal’s Get Out also continued to be big draws. With three big films in the market –and more to come over the next few weeks-, the top ten rose a healthy 27% over last year at this time when Zootopia led with $51.3 million.

After a twelve-year absence from movie screens, the Eighth Wonder of the World is back in a big way with Kong: Skull Island. The $185 million Warner Brothers release scored a monster-sized $61 million from 3,846 screens in its debut, handily beating expectations that pegged the film to open in the mid $40 million range. The well-reviewed monster island epic from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) also scored $81.6 million from its international debut.
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Eight Little-Known Facts About King Kong

  • Cinelinx
The latest movie to bring the super-sized simian Kong to the big screen, Kong: Skull Island, comes out today. Kong is a very well-known movie monster, but there are some things you probably don’t know about the Eighth Wonder of the World. Here are seven bits of trivia about King Kong.

1. Despite popular belief, the name “Skull Island” was never used in the original King Kong. For decades, people have used that name to describe Kong’s island home. The new movie uses “Skull Island” in its title. But the fact is, that name was never used in the classic first version. When the characters in that version reach the island, they know they’ve come to the right place because they see “Skull Mountain”, so-named because it’s shaped like a skull. However, the island itself is never named—only Skull Mountain is.

2. The very first Japanese Kaiju movie was a little-known,
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The New 'Kong': The Secrets Behind Bringing The Big Ape Back to Life

The New 'Kong': The Secrets Behind Bringing The Big Ape Back to Life
Kong, the giant ape, is no stranger to the big screen, having made iconic appearances as a stop-motion "Eighth Wonder of the World" in Willis O’Brien’s 1933 version of the monster to a full-scale CG incarnation in Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake (which earned a visual effects Oscar). But that also presented a giant-size challenge for the VFX team as it approached re-animating the creature for the Jordan Vogt-Roberts-directed Kong: Skull Island, from Legendary and Warner Bros., opening today.

“That was the thing that kept us up the most going into this project. How do we arrive at a design that’s unique and new and serves the...
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Kong: Skull Island Review

  • TheMovieBit
Ever since he tried to make Fray Wray his bride in 1933, King Kong has rightfully become a cinematic icon, and throughout the years there has been many an attempt to reboot the Eighth Wonder of the World on the big screen, the most recent being Peter Jackson’s incredibly faithful remake in 2005. Now, Warner Bros. are trying their hand at rebooting the world’s most famous giant ape with Kong: Skull Island, which also pulls double duty by further deepening the Monsterverse, the shared universe that began with Gareth Edward’s Godzilla reboot and will eventually lead to 2020’s Godzilla vs. Kong. Whereas Jackson’s version of the classic story stayed incredibly faithful to the original, Kong: Skull Island takes the concept and spins a new, more action oriented narrative putting Monarch, the monster hunting organisation introduced in 2014’s Godzilla, front and centre. It’s 1973, at the tail end of the Vietnam war,
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Kong: Skull Island tracking $135 million global opening

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures unleashes the Eighth Wonder of the World this week as Kong: Skull Island rolls out in 65 markets, and Deadline is reporting that the second instalment of the MonsterVerse shared universe is tracking a global opening of between $110 and $135 million.

Domestically, projections for Skull Island place in the the $45 to $50 million range, and it’s thought that the film could miss out on top spot at the box office, with 20th Century Fox’s Logan expected to finish the weekend with around $48 million. The $185 million-budgeted monster movie will also face some stiff competition the following week as Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast hits cinemas.

See Also: Read our review of Kong: Skull Island here

Kong: Skull Island is the second chapter of Legendary and Warner Bros.’ MonsterVerse, following 2014’s Godzilla. It will be followed in 2018 by Godzilla: King of Monsters, leading to a showdown
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Kong: Skull Island gets an epic, action-packed new trailer

If you’re already excited for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island, then the new (and presumably final) trailer is going to leave you desperate for March 10th. Check it out here for plenty of action-packed new footage as the Eighth Wonder of the World battles both the military and an assortment of the monstrous inhabitants of Skull Island; check it out here…

See Also: King Kong battles a Skull Crawler in Kong: Skull Island clip, new international posters released

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

See Also: All Hail the King with new Kong: Skull Island IMAX
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Final Trailer For Kong: Skull Island

  • TheMovieBit
Kong: Skull Island crashes onto our screen on March 10th, and one final trailer has come our way to give us our best taste yet of what is in store for us. And what is that exactly? Well, judging by this its a nice line in odd humour (mainly from that old hand himself John C. Rielly), intense action, and Kong going medieval on whatever is put in front of him. Seeing the titular Eighth Wonder of the World in action (especially when we get up close and personal with Mr. Kong early on, playing with our heroes helicopters) makes me absolutely giddy, and I seriously can’t wait for this to finally come our way. Released: March 10th Synopsis: This compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”) tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific,
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King Kong unleashed by StarWarp Concepts

Ahead of the Eighth Wonder of the World’s return to the big screen in next month’s Kong: Skull Island, StarWarp Concepts has announced the upcoming ebook reprint of the 1932 novelization of the original King Kong movie, which features six brand-new illustrations by pulp-comics artist Paul Tuma (Tales of the Green Hornet, Dan Turner: Hollywood Detective).

The novelization expands on the world inhabited by this famous monster of filmland and includes scenes that didn’t appear in the movie’s final cut, including the terrifying “spider pit” sequence in which a group of sailors in pursuit of Kong falls into a chasm infested with giant, man-eating arachnids.

In King Kong, Ann Darrow is a down-on-her-luck actress struggling to survive in Depression-era New York when she meets moviemaker Carl Denham. He offers her the starring role in his latest film: a documentary about a long-lost island—and the godlike
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HBO, WWE to Produce Andre the Giant Documentary

  • The Wrap
Andre the Giant is coming to the small screen one more time. HBO Sports, WWE and the Bill Simmons Media Group will produce a documentary film examining the life and career of one of the most beloved legends in WWE history, the companies announced Monday. “For more than 20 years, Andre the Giant‘s larger than life personality and unique charisma captured the imagination of fans around the world,” said WWE chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “I will always value our friendship, and am proud to tell the story of the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World.'” Also Read: Kurt Angle on WWE Hall.
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WWE, Bill Simmons Partner on Andre the Giant Doc for HBO

WWE, Bill Simmons Partner on Andre the Giant Doc for HBO
Bill Simmons will team with the WWE and HBO Sports to produce a documentary on wrestling legend Andre the Giant for the pay cabler.

The film will explore the wrestler’s upbringing in France as André René Roussimoff, his wrestling career, and his forays into Hollywood. Diagnosed in his 20s with acromegaly — gigantism — Roussimoff became one of the most celebrated professional wrestlers of his era and starred in the 1987 Rob Reiner movie “The Princess Bride.”

“For more than 20 years, Andre the Giant’s larger than life personality and unique charisma captured the imagination of fans around the world,” said WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. “I will always value our friendship, and am proud to tell the story of the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’.”

Titled “Andre the Giant,” the documentary is also Simmons’ first project at HBO since his talk show “Any Given Wednesday” was canceled in November. Simmons signed a deal in 2015 to host the
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Sliff 2016 – Tribute To King Kong Nov. 6th – Here are the Top Ten Giant Ape Movies of All Time!

A Tribute to King Kong takes place as part of the The St. Louis International Film Festival Sunday, Nov. 6 beginning at 6:00pm at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium. The first film screened will be the new documentary Long Live The King, which explores the enduring fascination with one of the biggest stars — both literally and figuratively — in Hollywood history: the mighty King Kong. Produced and directed by Frank Dietz and Trish Geiger, the creative team behind the award-winning “Beast Wishes,” the documentary devotes primary attention to the 1933 classic, celebrating the contributions of filmmakers Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, stars Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, and Bruce Cabot, writer Edgar Wallace, and especially stop-motion innovator Willis O’Brien. But Kong’s legacy is also fully detailed: the sequel “Son of Kong,” the cinematic kin “Mighty Joe Young,” the Dino DeLaurentis and Peter Jackson remakes, even the Japanese versions by Toho Studios.
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Sliff 2016 – A Tribute to King Kong November 6th Long Live The King and the 1933 Original!

” Throw your arms across your eyes and scream, Ann. Scream for your life!”

Long Live The King and King Kong screen at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Ave.) Sunday, November 6th beginning at 6pm as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. The event will be hosted by We Are Movie Geeks own Tom Stockman. Ticket information can be found Here

Sliff bows down to the King — Kong, that is — with a double bill of “Long Live the King” and the 1933 classic that introduced the giant gorilla to the awestruck world at this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. The event takes place at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium on Sunday November 6th beginning at 6pm.

First up will be the documentary Long Live The King, which explores the enduring fascination with one of the biggest stars in Hollywood history: the mighty King Kong.
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