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The Dark Knight 10 Years Later: Still the Best Comic Book Movie Ever Made

The Dark Knight 10 Years Later: Still the Best Comic Book Movie Ever Made
There is little that can be said, in terms of praise, when it comes to The Dark Knight that hasn't been said already. Despite that, I recently revisited Christopher Nolan's masterpiece in honor of its 10th anniversary to see what I could come up with anyway. To start, this movie hasn't aged a day in an entire decade and it quite simply gets better every single time I watch it. This time, I was lucky enough to see it at an anniversary screening on a massive outdoor screen with pyrotechnics and other fancy business such as that built into the presentation. As cool as that may have been, there is little that can be done to improve upon perfection.

Before digging in, I have to admit up top that I've never been a big DC fan, always more of a Marvel guy. Further, Batman has always been one of my least favorite heroes.
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Celebrating The Dark Knight’s 10th Anniversary: Why it remains the best superhero film

Ricky Church revisits The Dark Knight on its 10th anniversary…

When you look back to 2008, the change in the superhero film genre is incredibly evident. Not only was Marvel just getting started, but the number of superhero films per year was few and relegated mostly to the summertime. They also weren’t as universally adored and consumed by mainstream audiences as they are now or thought of as ‘serious’ films, but one film in the summer of 2008 changed that.

Today marks the 10th anniversary of The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan’s sequel to Batman Begins which saw Christian Bale don the cape and cowl once again to battle Batman’s archenemy The Joker, played brilliantly by the late Heath Ledger. The film was more than just a typical summer blockbuster that featured superhero fisticuffs and grandiose action sequences, but had a range of deep themes and character arcs that not only built off Batman Begins,
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Film Review: ‘King Cohen’

One of the loopier careers in and on the fringes of mainstream Hollywood is paid loving tribute in Steve Mitchell’s documentary “King Cohen.” There’s nothing particularly inspired about Mitchell’s treatment here — he’s directed a lot of DVD extras, and this first feature feels like a plus-sized version of one — but there’s considerable entertainment value in its subject. Particularly these days, when most commercial cinema seems given over to cookie-cutter sequels, spinoffs and remakes, a wellspring of original (not to mention frequently bizarre) ideas like those of producer-director-writer Larry Cohen seems akin to a fabled magical fountain.

Even back in his 1970s and ’80s heyday, when the ebbing drive-in theater market and growing presence of home-video got a lot of goofy genre exercises greenlit, Cohen’s films were notable for their eccentric individuality. Those who haven’t tasted the hybrid delights of “God Told Me To,
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Sci-fi horror Black Wake gets a poster, trailer and images

Ahead of its home entertainment release next month, a trailer, poster and batch of images have arrived online for the upcoming sci-fi horror Black Wake. Directed by Jeremiah Kipp, the film stars Nana Gouvea, Tom Sizemore, Eric Roberts, Vincent Pastore, Jonny Beauchamp, and Chuck Zito; check them out here…

Strange events are happening such as people disappearing, irrational behavior and unexplainable deaths. Specialists gather in a top-secret facility to investigate and find that the common thread between the occurrences is water. One of the team’s scientists (Nana Gouvea) examines video evidence and uncovers a possible parasitic explanation for the fatalities. But when a determined detective sends her the seemingly crazed writings of a mysterious homeless man, she learns that the actual threat may be more dangerous and far older than anyone ever imagined. Can she convince her colleagues of the true danger before an ancient force rises from the
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Exclusive Trailer: Black Wake Starring Tom Sizemore and Eric Roberts

This August, Vision Films will be releasing Jeremiah Kipp’s Black Wake starring Nana Gouvea, Tom Sizemore, and Eric Roberts on DVD and all major VOD platforms. And today we have the exclusive trailer debut along with the film’s poster. You can check out the poster to the right and the trailer below, along with a handful of […]

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A.I Tales Starring Pom Klementieff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Eric Roberts, Neil Jackson (“Westworld”)

Hewes Pictures is excited to announce the theatrical and digital release of A.I Tales on July 13. The theatrical season kicks off at the Black Box Theater in Los Angeles, July 13-19th. The VOD will be available via Amazon day-and-date. The sci-fi anthology, made up of short stories about artificial intelligence, feature world-renowned talent such …

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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.

On this date in...

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

'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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