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Exclusive: ‘The Americans,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Master of None’ Music Supervisors Talk TV's Best Music of the Season

Exclusive: ‘The Americans,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Master of None’ Music Supervisors Talk TV's Best Music of the Season
For the first time ever, the 2017 Primetime Emmys will hand out an award for Outstanding Music Supervision, acknowledging the creative contributions made by the music supervisors on TV series. It’s an award that’s long overdue; music supervision is an often misunderstood art form thought to be as simple as pulling songs off an iPod. “There’s so much work that goes into it that you don’t see on the screen,” says Amanda Krieg Thomas,
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Metropolis at 90: the legacy of a pop modernist dystopia

Jim Knipfel Jan 17, 2017

We take a look back at the enduring legacy of the world’s first cinematic sci-fi epic, Fritz Lang's Metropolis.

In an interview with Peter Bogdanovich shortly before his death in 1976, Fritz Lang said of Metropolis, “You cannot make a social-conscious picture in which you say that the intermediary between the hand and the brain is the heart. I mean, that's a fairy tale – definitely. But I was very interested in machines. Anyway, I didn't like the picture – thought it was silly and stupid – then, when I saw the astronauts: what else are they but part of a machine? It's very hard to talk about pictures - should I say now that I like Metropolis because something I have seen in my imagination comes true, when I detested it after it was finished?”

See related Peter Ramsey interview: revisiting Rise Of The Guardians

Lang wasn’t
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Bauhaus Founder Peter Murphy to Star in Horror Pic

Goth rock pioneer and Bauhaus founder Peter Murphy, is set to star in “BlackGloveKiller,” a psychological horror film to be directed by Canadian-based filmmaker Chris Alexander.

The duo is set to begin later this year filming a story that they described as “an erotic, violent fever dream driven by mood, music and atmosphere.” “BlackGloveKiller” tells the story of a beautiful predator named Miranda who hunts for prey at night.

Alexander, who also wrote the film, said it “really aims to be a horror film like no other horror film, one that nods to its influence but is still distinctly the product of my own imagination.” The director previously made the horror pics “Blood of Irina” and “Female Werewolf.”

Murphy, whose music has been heard in “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Butterfly Effect,” also appeared in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”

The film is also set to star Skinny Puppy vocalist Nivek Ogre.
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Bluray Review: The Hunger (1983)

Combining the sensual approach to vampirism with the angle of treating it like a drug addiction, Tony Scott’s 1983 film The Hunger is now availble on Bluray, giving fans both new and old a chance to see one of the best vampire films of all time in HD. While somewhat bare when it comes to supplemental material, it’s still very much a film you should look for, if you haven’t seen it before.

Revolving around Miriam and John Blaylock (Catherine Denevue and David Bowie), a vampire couple, who spends their nights picking up potential victims at goth bars by night (Bauhaus is featured performing in the film’s opening) and living a wealthy lifestyle by day. John has been Miriam’s partner for hundreds and hundreds of years, and soon finds himself, like many of Miriam’s former companions, suddenly not sleeping and aging quite rapidly.Trying to stop the aging,
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The Hunger |Blu-ray Review

Roundly dismissed upon its release by critics in 1983, Tony Scott’s classy, stylish art-house vampire film The Hunger arrives on Blu-ray as a demure addition to the Warner Bros. Archive Collection. A notable cult item still lacking of a deserving reappraisal for its significant merits, the film has long languished in obscurity with the exception of its references to the explicit lesbian sex scene shared between Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon (featured in a first-wave resurgence of interest in Lgbt cinematic themes with the documentary version of Vito Russo’s The Celluloid Closet, 1991). It represents one of three cinematic adaptations from horror writer Whitley Streiber, following the also forgotten Wolfen (1981), starring Albert Finney.

Miriam Blaylock (Deneuve) is an ancient yet breathtakingly beautiful vampire. Her lover of the past three centuries, John (David Bowie) has suddenly begun to age and decay, apparently something that has eventually happened to all of her past lovers,
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New DVD Blu-Ray: 'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'About Time,' 'Free Birds'

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Dallas Buyers Club"

What's It About? Based on a true story, "Dbc" stars Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof, a good old boy diagnosed with HIV and given 30 days to live. He begins importing non-fda approved drugs into the Us to treat himself and begins selling them to other people living with HIV as part of a buyers club. Jared Leto plays his business partner and friend Rayon, a transgender woman who also has HIV.

Why We're In: Although "Dbc" has been criticized for some of its more liberal interpretation of the facts, strong performances have earned this movie six Oscar nominations.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Jules and Jim" (Criterion)

What's It About? Two friends fall in love with the same woman, played by the legendary Jeanne Moreau, in this incredible French New Wave film by François Truffaut.

Why We're In: The movie
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‘Night of the Demons’ [1988] Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

Stars: Amelia Kinkade, Linnea Quigley, Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins, Billy Gallo, Allison Barron, Lance Fenton, Donnie Jeffcoat, Jill Terashita, Philip Tanzini | Written by Joe Augustyn | Directed by Kevin Tenney

My discovery of Night of the Demons is one I’d consider the fondest of memories. It was back in my skuzzy VHS youth, whereupon I would scour my local mom and pop video store (Rip Video Express), placing the tags you’d need to procure said videotapes for rental. My mother would patronize the store every Friday, and my sister and I would be tasked by the friendly clerks with putting the tags out for returned tapes. I remember my curiosity being peaked by the horror section, because this was where the real gold lay within the store. The box art of these tapes showcased images that couldn’t even dream of being seen in a standard retail
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirms he's working on 'Sandman'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirms he's working on 'Sandman'
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has personally confirmed the rumors about his involvement in a bigscreen adaptation of The Sandman, tweeting that he is “incredibly honored” to be working with studio Warner Bros., writer David Goyer, and original Sandman creator Neil Gaiman on the project. Early reports implied that Gordon-Levitt would direct and star in the film, but he clarified his current role in a later tweet: “I’ve signed on as a producer on Sandman. The rest remains to be seen.”

The graphic novel series has been circling Hollywood for close to two decades now, most recently as a potential TV adaptation involving Supernatural Eric Kripke.
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Jill Tracy Teams with Bauhaus's David J for a Classical Version of 'Bela Lugosi's Dead'

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Jill Tracy Teams with Bauhaus's David J for a Classical Version of 'Bela Lugosi's Dead'
The many talents of Jill Tracy, whose darkly romantic music has graced films like The Fine Art of Poisoning (now playing in our short film library) and accompanied screenings of the silent classic Nosferatu, are a natural fit for all things gothic and beautifully macabre... so it feels like supernatural synchronicity to discover that Jill has collaborated with Bauhaus co-founder David J for a new rendition of that band's most legendary hit “Bela Lugosi's Dead” – which genre fans know well from the opening scenes of Tony Scott's 1983 vampire film The Hunger. Photo by Audrey Penven The idea for this post-classical “cinematic version” of the song – which Jill describes as “a spooky sonic rollercoaster ride” honoring the tone and mood of the original – was born during the recording of “Sell My Soul” from her album The Bittersweet Constrain, which she says was partly inspired by Bauhaus. “The engineer Alex Nahas
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'80s Horror Cinema's Most Awesomely Bad Dance Sequences

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'80s Horror Cinema's Most Awesomely Bad Dance Sequences
We sometimes find comedy in the least likely and or most unintentional places. But, that which is subtly satirical, or unintentionally humorous is often funnier than anything that is overtly playing for laughs. Some of the greatest examples of these types of comedy can be found in dance sequences within a variety of our favorite horror films. There is just something undeniably humorous about films that call for a dance breakdown amidst mass hysteria. Unfortunately, over the top dance numbers are not as prevalent in contemporary horror cinema as they were back in the heyday. So, to pay tribute to some of our favorites, here are our picks for the seven most awesomely bad dance sequences in eighties horror cinema. Stage Fright (1987) The Giant Owl Dance in Stagefright Easily one of the most bizarre dance sequences in film history, let alone horror film history, this garish segment plays out like
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The 69 Eyes: 'X' – CD Review

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The 69 Eyes: 'X' – CD Review
Last month we offered you a taste of the new album from “Helsinki Vampires” The 69 Eyes, in the form of a darkly sensual music video for the single “Red,” which featured a welcome introduction from none other then Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (check it out here). This week the entire record X is now available via Nuclear Blast Records, and I finally got to spend some quality lights-out time with it to drink in the full experience. “The 69 Eyes is like Batman,” says frontman Jyrki69. “We always rise and return, our only mission being to save Gotham City and serve its people. Everybody else is gone, nobody does it better & someone's got to do it.” In a weird way, he's absolutely right: like the Dark Knight himself, the band's own brand of smoldering, romantic gothic rock is cloaked in mystery, sometimes brutal, always classy, and more than a little crazy (in a good way,
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Episode Recap: Supernatural - 6.05: "Live Free or Twihard"

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Bauhaus's 'Bela Lugosi is dead' plays in a bar, when a girl meets a boy, who is so obviously a vampire. Her names is Kristen (Elise Gatien) and she posted her poems on the Net. He says he knows who she is and she sucks her blood from her finger after a paper cut. Yuk. Kristen doesn't know him and she shouldn't either, but she's 17 and can make her own decisions. Robert (Charlie Carrick) shows her his fangs and she fears she's just dreaming and will wake up in Math class. In an alley Robert reveals his fangs again and the other big ugly mug of a vampire, going by the name of Boris (Joseph D Reitman) bites her. Dean (Jensen Ackles) calls Lisa (Cindy Sampson). Six girls in seven days have all disappeared. Dean calls them cute, at least one of them. Dean: "Ice cream comes in all sorts of flavours.
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Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Top Ten Sexiest Vampires

In honour of the release of Breaking Dawn, the penultimate movie in the Twilight Saga, and its bevy of beautiful creatures we thought we’d give you a rundown of our top 10 sexiest vampires in film. Enjoy!

10.Gary Oldman, Dracula (1992), Francis Ford Coppola

Based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel, this is the tale of Dracula, a sexual predator/blood drinker who is unleashed into Victorian Society after an encounter with Jonathan Harker (Keanu Reeves) at his gothic castle in Transylvania. In this film his antics are inspired by a photo of Harker’s fiancé Mina Murray (Winona Ryder). While this adaptation is a little farcical and over acted (see Mina being sexually assaulted by a large bat), the costumes are fabulous and Oldman cuts a fine figure of a man in his Victorian garb. We love his transformation from old grey creature who looks like he has breasts on
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Greatest Horror Movies Ever Made: Part 2: Blood Thirsty Vampires

Note: This is the second article in this series of posts. Click here to see the first entry.

Every year I spend the majority of the month of October watching as many horror movies as I possibly can. So I decided to take it upon myself to list off the greatest horror movies ever made. I felt the need to break up the list into several categories. You see, usually when people ask me for recommendations of what horror films they should see, they still have some idea of what sub genre they are interested in watching. So as appose to having one big jumbled list, I’ve broken it down to help with those looking for recommendations in a specific area. Please Note: by the end of the month, the last entry in this series will include a list of what I think are without a doubt, the 31 greatest horror movies ever made.
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DC Comics November Solicitations

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Once again, a look into the future, with some very interesting looks at the past, including the reprinting of a comic that was never released in America in the first place, the infamous Elseworlds 80 Page Giant that was pulped because of concerns about Superman’s babysitter.

And of course, a whole lot of #3 issues, which is traditionally the issue where Spider-Man guest stars.

Shall we? Surely!

As usual, spoilers may lurk beyond this point.

Justice League #3

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

1:25 Variant cover by Greg Capullo

1:200 B&W Variant cover by Jim Lee

On sale November 16 • 40 pg, Fc, $3.99 Us • Rated T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 Us

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee continue to make history as they unleash the amazing Amazon,
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Framed: The Hunger

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Filed under: Halloween, Columns, Horror, Cinematical

Welcome to Framed, a column at Cinematical that runs every Thursday and celebrates the artistry of cinema -- one frame at a time.

Tony Scott had established his career as a commercial director before making his feature film debut with 1983's 'The Hunger.' The opulent and undoubtedly '80s-styled tale about a 2,000-year-old vampire trying to save her rapidly aging lover was critically panned across the board for being a bombastic effort, " ... circling around an exquisitely effective sex scene." Sunglasses at night, billowing curtains, fog machines and neon-dream lighting populate throughout -- paired with fast cuts and mysterious flashbacks. Though the 'The Hunger's' theatrical success wasn't in the cards, the movie found new life on video and stands true as one of the most stylish and effective modern vampire stories to ever hit the big screen.

The film opens with a
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Framed: The Hunger

Framed: The Hunger
Filed under: Halloween, Columns, Horror, Cinematical

Welcome to Framed, a column at Cinematical that runs every Thursday and celebrates the artistry of cinema -- one frame at a time.

Tony Scott had established his career as a commercial director before making his feature film debut with 1983's 'The Hunger.' The opulent and undoubtedly '80s-styled tale about a 2,000-year-old vampire trying to save her rapidly aging lover was critically panned across the board for being a bombastic effort, " ... circling around an exquisitely effective sex scene." Sunglasses at night, billowing curtains, fog machines and neon-dream lighting populate throughout -- paired with fast cuts and mysterious flashbacks. Though the 'The Hunger's' theatrical success wasn't in the cards, the movie found new life on video and stands true as one of the most stylish and effective modern vampire stories to ever hit the big screen.

The film opens with a
See full article at Cinematical »

Free Flick of the Day: Night of the Demons

Free Flick of the Day: Night of the Demons
Growing up in the VHS era meant I got to see a lot of B horror movies at slumber parties. One of our staple flicks at any sleepover was Kevin Tenney's 1988 flick Night of the Demons (also, this film and The Hunger is how I discovered the beauty of Bauhaus!). Because I saw it with friends at an impressionable age, I've always had a special place in my heart for the film -- despite the fact that it has some flaws and that I prefer Brian Trenchard-Smith's sequel.

When Angela (Amelia Kinkade) decides to have a Halloween party at an abandoned funeral home, ten of the patrons accidentally awaken something evil when they hold an impromptu séance. Next thing you know, teenagers are being possessed and killing each other left and right as they try to escape from the haunted building.

While not particularly original, Tenney's film is
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The 10 best screen vampires

Mark Kermode picks film and TV's most enduring bloodsuckers

Max Schreck, Nosferatu (1922)

An unacknowledged adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula (which was banned in Britain after copyright complaints from the author's litigious widow), Fw Murnau's silent gem still startles and amazes; the sight of the vampire's shadowy hand grasping at the heart of his victim ranks among cinema's most enduring images. So convincing was Max Schreck's unearthly performance that the modern movie Shadow of the Vampire would playfully suggest that he was the real deal; a genuine vampire hiding his identity in plain sight beneath the cover of movie magic.

Federico Luppi, Cronos (1993)

Debunking that most enduring vampire cliche, Guillermo del Toro's chilling masterpiece manages utterly to desexualise its antihero's bloodlust with extraordinary results. Having availed himself of the weirdly mechanical "Cronos" device, Federico Luppi's Jesus Gris staves off death with the occasional snifter of spilled claret. A
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Is 'Eclipse' Aiming For Goth Cred With Peter Murphy Cameo?

Appearance by '80s rocker in 'Twilight' sequel could be David Slade's move to attract older crowd.

By Larry Carroll

Bauhaus' Peter Murphy

Photo: Jim Dyson/ Getty Images

When "30 Days of Night" filmmaker David Slade took the reins of the "Twilight" sequel "Eclipse," his appointment seemed to raise more questions than answers. Would the über-violent filmmaker create the bloodiest film of the franchise? Would he attempt to broaden its appeal beyond women and teenage girls? How much of the creative voice would he wrestle away from Stephenie Meyer and make his own?

Now, many of those details are coming into view via a top-secret cameo Slade has filmed ... with a 1980s new-wave rock icon.

"[When I was young], I was a huge fan of a guy who does a cameo in 'Eclipse,' a guy named Peter Murphy," revealed Billy Burke, the veteran actor who plays Bella's father, Charlie Swan, when
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