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The Filmmakers Podcast #57: Interview with actor/producer Tom Malloy

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar, with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. They also shoot the breeze about their new films, The Dare, World of Darkness,
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Kirsten Sheridan, Pj Harvey projects receive Irish Film Board Funding (exclusive)

Kirsten Sheridan, Pj Harvey projects receive Irish Film Board Funding (exclusive)
Nora Twomey’s animated TV series also supported.

New projects from filmmakers Kirsten Sheridan, Ian Fitzgibbon and Mark O’Halloran are among those being backed by the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding decisions.

A forthcoming animated TV series co-helmed by Irish Oscar nominee Nora Twomey is also being supported by the national film body, as is a new documentary featuring singer Pj Harvey.

Twomey, nominated for an Oscar this year for her film The Breadwinner, will co-direct Dorg Van Dango with Fabian Erlinghauser. The series, from a script by Nick Murphy, was awarded €250,000.

Ian Fitzgibbon’s
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Philip K. Dick’s Second Variety heading to the small screen

Following on from the critically acclaimed anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, Variety is reporting that Red One Entertainment has snapped up the small screen rights to Dick’s Second Variety, and is developing the novella as a TV series.

Second Variety was previously adapted for the big screen as the 1995 Peter Weller-headlined Screamers, and “follows events after the U.S. develops a military weapon with artificial intelligence to defeat its adversaries but finds that the lethal killing machines eventually take on a life of their own and threaten to wipe out humanity.”

“What’s exciting is the prescience of Dick’s novella,” said Red One’s Adam Fratto. “What he grapples with here is the military and what happens when military technology gets out of control.”

David Titcher (Houdini and Doyle) is writing the script for Second Variety, and will also executive produce alongside Antony I. Ginnane
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Reel One Acquires Philip K. Dick Novella ‘Second Variety’; Names Global Drama Exec

Reel One Entertainment has acquired the classic Philip K. Dick novella Second Variety to develop as an hourlong drama, with veteran showrunner David Titcher attached to pen the series adaptation. In addition, the company has tapped former Channel 4 and Motion Content Group exec Dominic Schreiber as Global Drama Executive as it ramps up its push into scripted series. The novella was previously adapted into the 1995 film Screamers, starring Peter Weller and directed by…
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June 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Midnight Special, The Crush

Well, genre fans, we only have four home entertainment releases coming our way this Tuesday, but as the saying goes, they are quality over quantity.

Scream Factory is releasing the ’90s thriller The Crush on Blu-ray this week and we also have two great recent films to look forward to as well: The Wave and Midnight Special. Rounding out this Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD offerings is Bayview Entertainment’s DVD release of the ’80s cult classic, Biohazard.

Biohazard (Bayview Entertainment, DVD)

The cult classic returns featuring an all-new 2K 16×9 widescreen film transfer from the original 35mm negative! A group of scientists, army types and a buxom psychic use a variety of methods to suck a bloodthirsty alien out of another dimension. Upon arriving, the little devil blasts his way loose, taking part of a soldiers face along the way. The psychic and her network of friends chase the beast,
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Contest: Win The Crush (1993) on Blu-ray

Starring Alicia Silverstone, Cary Elwes, and Kurtwood Smith, The Crush makes its Blu-ray debut on June 21st courtesy of Scream Factory, and we’ve been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Crush Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on June 26th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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“A man who should know better. A much younger teenager. No way should there be any kind of romance between them. Yet from the moment 14-year-old Adrian met Nick, she was crazy about him.
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The Crush (1993) Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

Fans of Alan Shapiro’s The Crush, starring Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride) and Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman and Robin), can prepare for the film’s Blu-ray debut on June 21st with the two high-def clips and a trailer released by Scream Factory.

From the Press Release: “Romantic obsession has harrowing consequences in ‘90s cult-classic, suspense thriller The Crush, written and directed by Alan Shapiro (Flipper, TV’s The Outsiders) and starring Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride, Twister), Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman and Robin), Jennifer Rubin (Bad Dreams, Screamers) and Kurtwood Smith (TV’s Agent Carter, That ‘70s Show). On June 21st, 2016, Scream Factory™ is proud to present The Crush Blu-ray edition, featuring new audio commentary with writer/director Alan Shapiro, new interviews with Kurtwood Smith and Jennifer Rubin, and more!

Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this special Scream Factory home entertainment release is a must-have for movie collectors,
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'Twilight' star joins Australian thriller 'Bad Blood'

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'Twilight' star joins Australian thriller 'Bad Blood'
Exclusive: Xavier Samuel has joined the Australian suspense thriller along with San Andreas actor Morgan Griffin.

Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga) and Morgan Griffin (San Andreas) have signed on to star in David Pulbook’s Australian suspense thriller Bad Blood.

The film is produced by Antony I. Ginnane (Screamers) through his Fg Film Group banner, along with David Lightfoot (Wolf Creek) through his production outfit Ultra Films.

Shanghai-based post house Leading Digital Post is part-financing the film through its multi-year co-financing partnership with The Little Film Company, which is handling international sales on Bad Blood.

Pulbook is directing from a script he co-wrote with Patrick Edgeworth about a woman (Griffin) who accepts an invitation to spend a weekend at a mountain resort with a male friend (Samuel) but quickly realises something is wrong.

The film is being produced with financial assistance from the South Australian Film Corporation and Screen Queensland. Production is scheduled
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The Crush (1993) Blu-ray Special Features Revealed by Scream Factory

Puppy love is sweet until it turns deadly. Packed with special features including new interviews with the cast, Alan Shapiro’s The Crush (1993) Blu-ray will be released by Scream Factory on June 21st, and the special features have now been revealed.

Press Release: Romantic obsession has harrowing consequences in ‘90s cult-classic, suspense thriller The Crush, written and directed by Alan Shapiro (Flipper, TV’s The Outsiders) and starring Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride, Twister), Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman and Robin), Jennifer Rubin (Bad Dreams, Screamers) and Kurtwood Smith (TV’s Agent Carter, That ‘70s Show). On June 21st, 2016, Scream Factory™ is proud to present The Crush Blu-ray edition, featuring new audio commentary with writer/director Alan Shapiro, new interviews with Kurtwood Smith and Jennifer Rubin, and more!

Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this special Scream Factory home entertainment release is a must-have for movie collectors, horror/ thriller
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The Top Five Movies Based on Philip K. Dick Stories

Ray Bradbury’s prose is in and of itself a thing of beauty, and Isaac Asimov is a genius, but for my money, Philip K. Dick is the best sci-fi writer ever. His stories keep you thinking and ruminating for days after you’ve read them. I guess you could say that I’m a big fan of his. Naturally, some of his stories have been adapted into feature-length films. Some are classic, legendary movies, and some are pretty forgettable. Here are the five best movies based on Philip K. Dick stories. 5. Screamers (1995) Screamers isn’t great, but it’s better than Paycheck,

The Top Five Movies Based on Philip K. Dick Stories
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Horror Channel unleashes a fear-filled February of premieres

Horror Channel has announced eight petrifying premieres for Friday and Saturday nights this February, including the UK TV Premiere of Daric Gates’ possession thriller The Appearing and the Network premieres of Paul Hyett’s disturbing directorial debut The Seasoning House, Stephen King’s psychological thriller Secret Window, starring Johnny Depp and Renny Harlin’s supernatural cult favourite The Covenant.

Other network premieres for Friday nights include Christian Duguay’s dystopian Sci-Fi actioner Screamers and Robert Heath’s Brit revenge shocker Truth or Dare, whilst Saturday night’s exclusive line-up embraces haunting chiller Darkness Falls and Simon West’s frenzied pulse-racer When a Stranger Calls.

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Fri 5 Feb @ 10.55pm – Screamers (1995) *Network Premiere

Based on Philip K. Dick’s short story “Second Variety”, this cult favourite stars Peter Weller as Cmdr. Joe Hendricksson, who sets out across the surface of Sirius 6B, hoping to settle a violent labour
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50 forgotten sci-fi films from the 1990s

We may remember Independence Day, The Matrix, The Phantom Menace. But what about these forgotten 90s sci-fi films? And are any worth seeing?

Think back to the science fiction cinema of the 1990s, and some of the decade's biggest box-office hits will immediately spring to mind: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men In Black, Armageddon and Terminator 2 were all in the top 20 most lucrative films of the era.

But what about the sci-fi films of the 1990s that failed to make even close to the same cultural and financial impact of those big hitters? These are the films this list is devoted to - the flops, the straight-to-video releases, the low-budget and critically-derided. We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century.

So here's a mix of everything from hidden classics to forgettable dreck,
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Celebrating cinema's 15 less famous killer robots

Never mind The Terminator and Ed-209, what about Eve, Hector or Warbeast? Here's a pick of 15 less famous killer robots from the movies...

"They say Zapp Brannigan single-handedly saved the Octillion system from a horde of rampaging killbots!" enthused Leela in classic the Futurama episode, Love's Labour's Lost In Space.

It was, reflected the alcoholic, cigar-smoking robot Bender, "A grim day for Robotkind", before adding as an afterthought, "Eh, but we can always build more killbots."

Killer robots are a longstanding staple of science fiction cinema, and if we were to compile the list of the best and most celebrated, it would probably read pretty much like everyone else's - The Terminator, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Sentinels from X-Men: Days Of Future Past would all get a mention.

But what about the less famous killer robots from film history - the ones that have been largely eclipsed by
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What to Watch: Feb. 18-24, 2014

What an amazing week for TV fans. As if you didn’t have enough stacking to do with the new, brilliant season of “House of Cards” on Netflix, there are four other full seasons in this week’s What to Watch that you really should watch front to back. And then there’s the still-amazing “Darkman,” a cult classic that perfectly captures Sam Raimi’s skill at controlled chaos. Finally, we have two ’80s horror flicks in one set in “Bad Dreams” and “Visiting Hours.” Check ‘em all out (Ok, you can skip the genre stinkers).

Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season

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Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season”

One of the best shows on TV gets the glorious, fantastic, always-perfect HBO treatment, complete with absolutely perfect HD transfers and enough special features to stop a TV fan in their tracks. 12 audio commentaries! The
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*Updated* Bad Dreams and Visiting Hours Blu-ray Release Details

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*Updated* Back in 2011, Shout! Factory released 80′s horror cult movies, Bad Dreams and Visiting Hours, in a 2-disc DVD set. Thanks to Scream Factory’s recent success, both titles will be getting a Blu-ray upgrade next year:

via Scream Factory: “Some of you may be aware that Shout Factory released this double feature already on DVD only in 2011 as a “Killer Double Feature”. All the extras from that release will be ported over including new extras that are in the works for Visiting Hours (which had only TV spots and a still gallery at the time.). No firm details to report on them at this time. Artwork is not final but expect it to look close to what’s presented here.”

Bad Dreams: “In the mid-1970s the members of the love cult Unity Fields sought “the ultimate joining” by dousing themselves with gasoline and committing mass suicide. A
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1995

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 24 Oct 2013 - 06:46

Another 25 unsung greats come under the spotlight, as we provide our pick of the underappreciated films of 1995...

The year covered in this week's underrated movie rundown was significant for a number of reasons. It was the year that saw the release of Toy Story - the groundbreaking movie that would cement Pixar's reputation as an animation studio, and set the tempo for CG family movies for the next 18 years and counting. It was the year that saw James Bond (played by Pierce Brosnan for the first time) emerge for GoldenEye after a six-year break. It was also the year of Michael Mann's Heat, Dogme 95, and the moment where Terry Gilliam scored a much-deserved hit with 12 Monkeys.

As ever, we're focusing on a few of the lesser-known films from this particular year, and we've had to think carefully about what's made the cut and what hasn't.
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Tiff’s 25 Years of Midnight Madness: Best of the Fest #2

Tiff’s Midnight Madness program turned 25 this year, and for two and half decades, the hardworking programers have gathered some of the strangest, most terrifying, wild, intriguing and downright entertaining films from around the world. From dark comedies to Japanese gore-fests and indie horror gems, the Midnight Madness program hasn’t lost its edge as one the leading showcases of genre cinema. In its 25-year history, Midnight Madness has introduced adventurous late-night moviegoers to such cult faves as Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. But what separates Midnight Madness from, say, Montreal’s three and half week long genre festival Fantasia, is that Tiff selects only ten films to make the cut. In other words, these programmers don’t mess around. Last week I decided that I would post reviews of my personal favourite films that screened in past years. And just like the Tiff programmers,
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Fright At Home: September 10th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!

It’s Tuesday, so it’s time for the weekly rundown of what’s hitting stores with Fright At Home! This week may be one of the most important and jam packed as it’s filled with must-own cult obscurities & horror classics alike that deserve a spot in your collection. For better or worse, Friday The 13th: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set is finally out. It’s been met with quite a bit of controversy for many reasons (no Blu-ray 3D for Friday The 13th Part III: 3D, no unrated cut for Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday, missing extras, etc.), but for those just happy to just have the entire franchise collected in HD and housed all in one set, then this is for you. For those who feel burned once again by Paramount/Warner Bros, have no fear because the definitive documentary Crystal Lake Memories: The
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Frankenstein's Army - Exclusive Zombot Character Sketches / Concept Art

It's time to get up close and personal with one of the many monstrosities of Frankenstein's Army (review here). On tap right now is an exclusive look at the fiend known as Razor Teeth. Dig it!

Dark Sky Films opens Richard Raaphorst’s Frankenstein's Army in select cities and on VOD Today, July 26th. It was written by Miguel Tejada-Flores (Revenge of the Nerds, Screamers) and stars Karl Roden.

Related Story: Get an Exclusive and Gruesome Look at Frankenstein's Army

Synopsis:

In the waning days of World War II, a battalion of Russian soldiers find themselves lost in enemy territory. Stumbling upon a village decimated by an unseen terror, they discover that a mad scientist (Hellboy's Karel Roden) conducts experiments to fuse flesh and steel, creating an unstoppable army of undead soldiers. Leaderless and faced with dissention amongst their dwindling ranks, they must find the courage to face down an
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More Monstrous Creations Abound in Latest Frankenstein's Army Stills

In a year already full of batshit nuts films, one that should rise to the top of the pile is Frankenstein's Army (review here). If you need more convincing, check out this latest batch of stills which are home to some true horrors.

Dark Sky Films will open Richard Raaphorst’s Frankenstein's Army in select cities and on VOD July 26th. It was written by Miguel Tejada-Flores (Revenge of the Nerds, Screamers) and stars Karl Roden.

Related Story: Get an Exclusive and Gruesome Look at Frankenstein's Army

Synopsis:

In the waning days of World War II, a battalion of Russian soldiers find themselves lost in enemy territory. Stumbling upon a village decimated by an unseen terror, they discover that a mad scientist (Hellboy's Karel Roden) conducts experiments to fuse flesh and steel, creating an unstoppable army of undead soldiers. Leaderless and faced with dissention amongst their dwindling ranks, they must
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