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What to expect with Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Tom Jolliffe looks ahead to Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

There is no doubting that in the last (nearly) three decades, Quentin Tarantino has been one of the best film-makers around. His back catalogue is rich, varied and impressive. If you’re asking me for rankings, then his first two, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction come out on top. Death Proof props up the list. The under-appreciated gem of his list for me is Jackie Brown. Then if we’re looking beyond his work as director and purely on writing duties, then I’ve got a whole lotta love for True Romance (which everything included would rank just behind Dogs and Pulp).

Since we moved into the 21st century I would say his projects have begun veering into inconsistency. That’s not to say he’s not doing great work. When Kill Bill is great, it’s really masterful.
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King of the Gypsies: 40 Years of Eric Roberts

Tom Jolliffe looks at the career of Eric Roberts after 40 years on the silver screen…

I’ve long championed a certain cinematic underdog. An actor who burst onto the scene full of promise. A character actor with an edge and the ability to play tightly wound and/or complexly simple-minded characters with aplomb.

The other day as I sat and watched King of the Gypsies for the first time in well over a decade, it dawned on me that the film, which marked Roberts first foray into film, was now 40 years old. Perusing his CV and the sheer number of credits to his name, some may actually assume he’s been making films since the dawn of time but let’s say that since the digital age and the ease (and cost effective way) of which films can be produced means that he’s been more prolific. Roberts doesn’t
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King of the Gypsies

A modern-day folk tale about the criminal ways of a close-knit gypsy clan, Frank Pierson’s 1978 film boasts a stellar cast including Eric Roberts as a Michael Corleone-like character who reluctantly takes the reins of the family “business” from his grandfather played by Sterling Haydn. Co-starring Shelly Winters and Susan Sarandon, the film was shot by Bergman’s favorite cinematographer Sven Nykvist.
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Celebrities Support Us Bill To Ban Wild Animal Circus Acts

Ricky Gervais, Pamela Anderson, Joanna Lumley, Shelley Morrison, and Marilu Henner are among a host of international stars supporting a campaign by Animal Defenders International (Adi) to end the suffering of wild animals in travelling circuses in the United States, through the passing of H.R. 1759, the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (Teapspa).

Ahead of World Circus Day, 21st April, Adi called on the public to visit shows where the acts have a choice about performing, and ask their Representatives to support Teapspa, as urged by celebrity supporters.

Multi-award-winning actor and comedian, writer, producer, director, musician Ricky Gervais: “For animals in circuses, there is no escape from the merry-go-round of imprisonment, deprivation, and being forced to perform. Elephants, lions, tigers, bears, and others live a life of desperation and fear. It doesn’t have to be this way. Please support the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 18)

1961: As the World Turns Lisa clashed with Ellen.

1967: Jonathan Frid debuted as Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows.

1990: General Hospital's Robin tried to save Casey.

1991: Another World's Jake wanted another chance with Marley."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1961: On As the World Turns, Lisa Hughes (Eileen Fulton) told her in-laws, Chris (Don MacLaughlin) and Nancy (Helen Wagner), she was convinced they were having a boy.
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Iff Panama: Panama Recorded Fastest-Growing Box Office in Central America in 2017

Panama once again recorded the fastest-growing box office in Central America in 2017, driven by the opening of new multiplexes, and some of the region’s biggest local hits.

Central America consolidated its region-wide box office growth in 2017 with 3% growth, again due primarily to new theater openings, but the exponential growth curve recorded since 2012 now seems to be plateau-ing.

Total box office for the region in 2017 was $144.34 million – 50% higher than in 2012, but growth in 2017 was lower than in previous years, such as an 8.3% growth in 2016.

Unlike some Latin American countries, where inflation is rampant, Central America maintains very low inflation rates, rising prosperity, and an increasingly stable middle class, which has fueled cinema-going habits.

15 new cinema theaters, with a total of 69 screens, bowed in the region in 2017. Almost half of the news screens opened in Panama, with six new cinemas, and 31 screens. Guatemala saw four new cinemas, with 18 screens, and Costa Rica two new cinemas,
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Tom Hardy Is 'Al Capone'

Sneak Peek actor Tom Hardy ("Mad Max: Fury Road") as iconic gangster 'Al Capone', from director Josh Trank's new feature, chronicling the life of the former Chicago mob boss, prior to his death:

The cast of "Fonzo" (aka "Cicero") also includes Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, Kathrine Narducci and Linda Cardellini.

Hardy said he has been working closely with Warner Bros, "watching their gangster films — the ones with James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G.’s interesting to get them, and a bit of 'Capone', into the bloodstream… The idea isn’t to remake those films but to get a flavour of them as we explore Capone’s career as a racketeer."

The "Cicero" screenplay was originally written by Walon Green, noted for writing director Sam Peckinpah's classic western "The Wild Bunch".

Actors previously playing Capone in film include Rod Steiger in "Al Capone" (1959), Neville Brand,
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The B-Movie With The Oscar Powered Pedigree – Best of the Best

Tom Jolliffe revisits Best of the Best…

We’ve all seen those trailers before. You may see them predominantly around the time that Oscar baited films begin popping up, in readiness for an Autumn and winter push for Academy recognition. A principal cast loaded with calibre. They get announced on screen. Starring Academy Award winner…, Academy Award winner…, Academy Award nominee… etc. If you look at some films historically, we’ve seen films with four or more cast members who’ve all had some form of Academy recognition in the same film. It affords the film a little gravitas, and the marketers fall upon it with great relish.

Ordinarily these films will be big studio productions. They don’t always turn out brilliantly it must be said. Occasionally these people are brought together in something where clearly, every one of them is after an easy paycheck and the studio itself
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Horror Highlights: Primal Rage Coming to VOD, But Deliver Us From Evil, Against The Night, Comet TV and Charge! Contest, 4/20 Massacre, Heartless, Don’T Look

“And lead us not into temptation, But Deliver Us From Evil.” Release details and a trailer for the Indican Pictures film starring Eric Roberts is one of our top stories in Horror Highlights today, along with the exciting news that Blue Fox Entertainment will release Primal Rage on VOD this May. The trailer extravaganza also continues with Against the Night and 4/20 Massacre, and Heartless, and we have a special contest from Comet TV and their new sister network Charge!

Primal Rage Coming to VOD on May 1st: Following its special one-night-only screenings in theaters across the Us, the new Bigfoot movie is coming to VOD platforms beginning May 1st from Blue Fox Entertainment. You can check out a new clip below, and in case you missed it, read our Q&As with director Patrick Magee and co-star Marshal Hilton.

Synopsis: "If you thought you knew the Bigfoot legend, think
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Contest: Win Larry Cohen’s The Ambulance (1990) on Blu-ray

An ambulance is supposed to save lives, but one such vehicle could be helping to end them instead in Larry Cohen's The Ambulance. With the prolific filmmaker's 1990 horror thriller out now on Blu-ray (with a new audio commentary featuring Cohen), Scream Factory provided us with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers!


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

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:

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

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on March 21st.
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But Deliver Us From Evil Targets Atlanta on March 20th: Release Details

Tagline: “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned!” But Deliver Us from Evil is a horror thriller, from Joshua Coates. The film takes place in Atlanta. Here, a succubus is stalking and killing religious leaders, throughout the city. But Deliver Us from Evil has an eclectic cast, including: Eric Roberts (The Expendables), Grant Harvey (Thumper), Alice Rose and many others. This title is slated for a March release, on Digital platforms. Thriller fans can find the film's official trailer here, along with a couple of stills. The story, from Coates, talks of Lilith (Rose) and her casting out from Eden. Now, Lilith wants revenge on God. She targets religious leaders, in the city of Atlanta. Authorities search for her. But, this is not your ordinary killer. This 20/20 Visions Entertainment production will be released on March 20th. But Deliver Us from Evil will be available on most, major Digital platforms.
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March 13th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Shape Of Water, Suspiria 4K Restoration, The Ambulance (1990)

March’s genre-related home entertainment releases just keep getting better with each passing week, as we have more than 20 different Blu-ray and DVD offerings coming our way this Tuesday. Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-nominated masterpiece The Shape of Water arrives on various formats, and for those who didn’t get a chance to nab the Steelbook Edition, Synapse is putting out a standard Blu-ray release of Dario Argento’s Suspiria that is absolutely worth every single penny.

As far as other more recent titles, look for Are We Not Cats, Justice League, Children of the Corn: Runaway and Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies this week, and all you cult film fans out there should be sure to check out Scream Factory’s new Blu for The Ambulance, The Church from Scorpion Releasing, as well as a trio of under-appreciated gems from George A. Romero—There’s Always Vanilla, The Crazies,
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'Lord Of The Dance' creator Michael Flatley in 'Blackbird' first-look image

Romantic spy thriller wraps, shot on location in Barbados, London, and Ireland.

Production has wrapped on Michael Flatley’s (Lord Of The Dance) feature directorial debut Blackbird.

The romantic spy thriller stars stage icon Flatley as a retired secret operative who moves to Barbados to escape his past, only for the arrival of an arms dealer to complicate his plans.

Eric Roberts plays the sinister businessman, and the cast includes Patrick Bergin (Sleeping With The Enemy), and Ian Beattie from Game Of Thrones.

Blackbird filmed on location in Barbados, London, and Ireland, with West One Entertainment, Five Knight Films, Parachute Films,
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‘Black Wake’ Review

Stars: Nana Gouvea, Tom Sizemore, Eric Roberts, Vincent Pastore, Chuck Zito | Written by Jeremiah Kipp, Jerry Janda, Carlos Keyes | Directed by Jeremiah Kipp

The end credits bloopers and outtakes oat the end of Black Wake suggest that what we just watched was meant to be tongue-in-cheek. Yeah, right. This shockingly bad body shocker – an eco-conspiracy zombie D-movie borrowing from Barry Levinson’s superior The Bay – is clearly meant as a serious piece of work. And it seriously sucks.

Dr Luiza Moreira (Brazilian actress Nana Gouvea, in her English-language debut) is part of a team investigating a series of strange deaths on the Atlantic coast. That strangeness is braindead people eating brains. It’s a bog-standard zombie flick lumbered with an unconvincing, overcomplicated conspiracy theory plot.

This means unrelentingly dull, straight-to-camera exposition, intercut with badly executed found footage of people going near water and having (fairly well-rendered) CG bugs leap into their mouths.
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New trailer and poster for sci-fi horror ‘Black Wake’

Directed by Jeremiah Kipp (The Sadist) and starring Tom Sizemore, Nana Gouvea, Jonny Beauchamp and Eric Roberts, Black Wake is a chilling sci-fi horror from executive producer Carlos Keyes and Red Entertainment Group Pictures. The film has its World Premiere at The Philip K Dick Science Fiction Festival on Saturday February 24th, in lower Manhattan at the Village Cinema East 9:30pm – and to celebrate here’s a look at the latest poster and trailer!

Specialists gather in a top-secret facility to investigate a series of strange deaths on beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. One of the team’s scientists (Nana Gouvea) examines video evidence to uncover a possible parasitic explanation for the fatalities. But when a determined detective (Tom Sizemore) sends her the crazed writings of a mysterious homeless man (Jonny Beauchamp), the scientist slowly learns that the actual threat may be more dangerous – and far older – than anyone ever imagined.
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 14)

1986: Aw's Felicia married Zane. 1991: Gl's Beth and Phillip

were finally married. 2002: Atwt's Nancy felt her late

husband's presence in a special Valentine's Day episode.

2008: Singer Pat Benatar visited Y&R."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1967: On Peyton Place, Chris began a new journey, gunfire brought police to the Webber house, and Constance made plans with Edward.
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Why Was Eric Roberts Spotted in a Wheelchair at Los Angeles Airport?

Why Was Eric Roberts Spotted in a Wheelchair at Los Angeles Airport?
Eric Roberts is busy as ever but feeling the strain.

The 62-year-old actor was spotted riding in a wheelchair on Saturday out of Los Angeles, leading to rumors that his health was deteriorating. But a representative for the actor tells People Roberts is doing fine and is only dealing with an injured hip.

“Eric is scheduled for a hip replacement Cedars,” said the rep. “It’s just from years of working out at the gym and taking too long to outgrow attempts to do his own stunts in movies and shows.”

The actor tweeted about his injury before traveling when
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Horror-on-Sea 2018: Weekend Two Report

The Horror-on- Sea Festival is Southend’s annual horror event, which showcases the talents of Independent filmmakers, through shorts and features over two weekends. This is the 6th year it has been running and this is my review of the festivals second weekend

Day 1: Friday 26th January – Double Feature 19:00pm

Feature – Mortuary Massacre

When Detective Giger (Todd Brown) attends a mortuary regarding several mysterious deaths which occurred on Halloween night, the local Mortician (Carl Crew) describes the backstory of three of the victims. Christopher James Miller delivers an experimental horror film which has some surreal visual shots to get into the psyche of the characters. Utilising his experience in special effects, this is one for the gore hounds, with plenty of visual gore, which is delivered with plenty of tongue and cheek humour.

Short – Unto Death

In this powerful and moving gothic drama in which a priest begins
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Did you Know Eric Roberts Appeared in 74 Films in 2017?

He’s been the butt of a lot of jokes when it comes to film but one thing you can’t take away is that Eric Roberts managed to star in an astounding 74 movies in 2017 alone. Now you can say that of course he’s been in that many movies because he’ll take anything that’s handed to him. That would be right in fact since it seems like he’s never turned down a role. That however could also be a point in his favor since he wants to work and he’s proven that he’l do just about anything to keep on

Did you Know Eric Roberts Appeared in 74 Films in 2017?
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Eric Roberts stands by every one of the 74 movies he did last year

As Eric Roberts told the hosts of the podcast Eric Roberts Is The Fucking Man at a live taping here in Chicago last fall, “You obviously don’t pay attention. I turn down nothing.” The extremely prolific Roberts is known for, well, taking any role that’s offered to him, and, as a new profile in Vanity Fair posits,…

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