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New Deep Blue Sea 2 Clip Introduces Some New Characters

Cast your mind back to the year 1999, long before talk of the McU and Warner Bros.’ fledging DC Extended Universe, and you’ll likely recall a host of instant cinematic classics in the vein of The Matrix, Fight Club, and The Blair Witch Project.

But there’s another gem buried beneath the pile, and we’re not referring to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Instead, we’ll direct your attention to Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s oceanic thriller that ramped up the stakes by introducing a herd of sharks whose instincts, speed, strength, and size had been dramatically amplified in the name of bio-engineering. Yeah, we’re not sure whose idea it was, either…

Nevertheless, almost two decades later and we’re now on the verge of Deep Blue Sea 2, which promises the same edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, albeit with added bite. It’s coming sooner than you think (April 17th), too,
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Ominous Clip For Deep Blue Sea 2 Breaks The Surface

Cast your mind back to the year 1999, long before talk of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Warner’s fledgling DC Extended Universe, and you’ll likely recall a host of instant cinematic classics in the vein of The Matrix, Fight Club, and The Blair Witch Project.

But there’s another gem hidden beneath the pile, and we’re not referring to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Instead, we’ll direct your attention to Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s maritime thriller that ramped up the stakes by introducing a herd of sharks whose instincts, speed, strength, and size have been dramatically amplified in the name of bio-engineering. Yeah, we’re not sure whose idea it was, either…

Nevertheless, fast forward to 2018, and we’re now on the verge of Deep Blue Sea 2, which promises the same edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, albeit with added bite. It’s coming sooner than you think (April 17th), too,
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'Mock meats are nicotine gum of veganism': your best comments today

We’re taking another look at some of the stories getting you talking today, from a piece on meat alternatives to emotional recent TV

Stories provoking interest around the site include a column on non-meat “meat” for non-vegetarians, the “best decade for films” according to one critic and some tear-jerking TV readers are looking forward to on Monday.

To join in the conversation you can click on the links in the comments below to expand and add your thoughts. We’ll continue to highlight more comments worth reading as the day goes on.

I’ve been long long time veg and then vegan, and from my own experience the mock meats are just a nicotine gum of veganism. They serve a purpose to ween people off the meat, and as such they do a great service to veganism. But they are not the end solution. They are guilty of prolonging one’s meat dependency,
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DVD Review – Female Fight Club (2016)

Female Fight Club, 2016.

Directed by Miguel A. Ferrer.

Starring Amy Johnston, Cortney Palm, Rey Goyos, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Zito, Levy Tran, Shaun Brown, Sean Faris, and Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez.

Synopsis:

A retired fighter reluctantly returns to the sport in order to rescue her sister from an unscrupulous underground promoter.

Female Fight Club is obviously a title designed to evoke a certain idea, and when you have action legend Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV/Universal Soldier) and stunt coordinator Amy Johnston (Deadpool/Suicide Squad) amongst the cast then you would assume the ingredients are in place for a rollicking action rollercoaster in the vein of other fighting competition movies like Bloodsport, Enter the Dragon or even something brutal but a little more thought-provoking, like Fight Club of course. Well, think on because despite lofty ambitions, Female Fight Club has the heart but not the stamina to go the distance against any of those classics.
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Christian Petzold on ‘Transit,’ the Refugee Crisis, ‘The Sopranos,’ and Cinematic Rules

Barbara and Phoenix director Christian Petzold returned to Berlinale this year with Transit, without regular muse Nina Hoss for the first time since 2005’s Ghosts. Rather, the drama centers on Georg (Franz Rogowski), an escapee of a concentration camp who flees Paris just as the Nazis march in as the film depicts his few weeks in the French port city of Marseille before his final trip out of the continent. Despite the film taking place during the era of the Second World War, Petzold boldly decides to ignore the historical setting, costume- and production-wise, rather having the feel of the present day.

“Local boy Christian Petzold’s audacious retelling of Anna Seghers’s World War II-set novel about refugees escaping Nazi-controlled France is a strange, beguiling creation that will be hard to beat in the competition line-up, and ranks as a rare period piece that utterly gets under the skin of contemporary concerns,
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‘Dietland’ Teaser: Julianna Margulies Brings the Dark Revenge Fantasy to Life — Watch

‘Dietland’ Teaser: Julianna Margulies Brings the Dark Revenge Fantasy to Life — Watch
Now that she’s done fighting the good fight, Julianna Margulies is on to her next venture: “Dietland,” a new AMC series described as “weight loss meets ‘Fight Club.'” Joy Nash co-stars in the show, which is based on Sarai Walker’s best-selling novel of the same name and is set to explore patriarchy, misogyny, rape culture, unrealistic beauty standards, and other light, breezy topics. Watch the new teaser below.

Here’s the synopsis: “Filmed on location in New York City, the 10-episode series follows Plum Kettle, ghost-writer for the editor of one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines, as she struggles with self-image and sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-acceptance. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men, accused of sexual abuse and assault, who are disappearing and meeting untimely, violent deaths.”

Rounding out the cast are Robin Weigert (“Big Little Lies,
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Watch a Tense Conversation Between Captor and Captive in New Clip from Eat Me

"I'm beginning to feel better." She had planned to kill herself, but those plans changed when home invaders interrupted what would have been Tommy's final evening on Earth in the new horror thriller Eat Me. An adaptation of Jacqueline Wright’s play of the same name, Eat Me is out now in theaters and on VOD platforms from Blue Fox Entertainment, and we've been provided with a clip to share with Daily Dead readers.

You can watch Tommy push the buttons of her captor in the Nsfw clip below, and in case you missed it, check here to read our Q&A with Wright, who discussed what it was like to shoot Eat Me in her own house, where she lived throughout production.

"Eat Me is acclaimed playwright Jacqueline Wright’s big screen adaptation of her award-winning play of the same name, directed by Adrian A. Cruz (co-creator SyFy's
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World War Z sequel delayed due to Tarantino’s new movie

Earlier in the week it was announced that Brad Pitt has joined Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and it seems his casting has had a knock on effect on another of Pitt’s projects.

Paramount Pictures has announced that it has once again delayed production on the World War Z sequel, which will reunite Pitt with his Se7en, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button director David Fincher.

The follow-up to the 2013 zombie film was due to begin filming this summer, but is now set to get underway in the Fall to allow Pitt to shoot Tarantino’s movie. In addition to starring, Pitt is also producing the film, and the delay is said to be entirely down to his schedule.

The original World War Z was directed by Marc Forster, and shook off a troubled production to
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Jared Leto is an angsty yakuza in this trailer for Netflix's The Outsider

Jared Leto rarely seems to have a lot of fun in his acting roles, with his annoying excitable Joker being a rare exception among roles Blade Runner 2049's creepy tech genius or Fight Club’s very serious pretty boy, and this trailer for Netflix’s The Outsider looks like another Jared Leto movie where he’s playing a…

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Second Opinion – The Misguided (2017)

The Misguided, 2017.

Written and directed by Shannon Alexander.

Starring Steven J. Mihaljevich, Jasmine Nibali, Caleb Galati, and Katherine Langford.

Synopsis:

After planning to leave the city with his girlfriend, a young man must first betray her in order to save his brother from a deadly situation.

The last thing I expected to think about while watching The Misguided was Ang Lee’s 2003 Hulk movie, but such is the way the mind sometimes works. You may be wondering how an independent Australian dramedy evokes a superhero film, and the answer is in the worst possible way. Anyone who has seen the latter will easily remember the amount of crazy nonsensical editing it was filled with. It was though the editor Tim Squyres had come upon a file of fancy pre-rendered transitions and decided to use all of them for the hell of it, no matter the narrative sense.

Transitions aren’t the problem with The Misguided,
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‘American Animals’ Review: A True Heist Story About Four Idiot Kids Who Fowled Up — Sundance 2018

‘American Animals’ Review: A True Heist Story About Four Idiot Kids Who Fowled Up — Sundance 2018
“You’ve seen too many movies.” It’s a line that’s almost as old as the movies themselves. And yet, in reality, very few people have actually seen too many movies (and most of those people are film critics). More often, the trouble is that someone hasn’t seen enough movies. Case in point: Bart Layton’s “American Animals.”

Had the film-loving twentysomethings at the heart of this real-life heist story bothered to watch the “Rififi” DVD they rent from their local Blockbuster, perhaps they would have known how these stories usually end (though a deep knowledge of “Reservoir Dogs” doesn’t seem to faze them). Had any of them taken the time to revisit “Fight Club” (because there’s no way these kids haven’t seen “Fight Club”), perhaps they wouldn’t have needed to throw their lives away in order to make peace with the notion that
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"The X-Files," Season 11, Episode 3 Recap: Back To Our Bread And Butter

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X-Files Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering Chris Carter's 10-episode continuation of the X-Files television series.To know someone intimately is to risk familiarity, and we all know what that breeds. Not that FBI Special Agents and ex-flames Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are contemptuous of each other, exactly. Their disdain is more often directed inward, at those subconscious voices that dissuade and derail, reminding them that the clock (on both their work and on life itself) is always ticking. The duo's flirty, jargon-heavy banter is, beyond its innumerable surface pleasures (could any other pair so bewitchingly debate Gastaut-Geschwind syndrome?), a defense mechanism against the devils within and without. Find that one person who you can most easily converse with, whose sentences you don’t just finish but practically prophesy, and nothing can hold you back. That’s how it should ideally work,
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‘The X-Files’ Review: ‘Plus One’ Features Silly Plotting but Solid Character Work (Plus a Surprise for Longtime Fans)

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‘The X-Files’ Review: ‘Plus One’ Features Silly Plotting but Solid Character Work (Plus a Surprise for Longtime Fans)
[Editor’s note: Spoilers follow for “The X-Files” Season 11, Episode 3, “Plus One.”]

Previously, on “The X-Files”…

Mulder and Scully are FBI agents who investigate weird crimes. Sometimes those are stand-alone adventures. Also, they’ve been partners, off and on, professionally and personally, for 25 years now, though their exact relationship status has often been a bit nebulous.

This Week’s Dossier

After we see a young man spot his own double while driving drunk, it’s clear something weird is going on in a small rural Virginian community — confirmed by the fact that this is just one in a series of many other instances, where mysterious deaths are connected to the victims having seen their doubles beforehand. So it’s a good thing that Mulder and Scully, paranormal investigators, are on the case!

The partners figure out relatively quickly that at the core of the mystery are two very eccentric twins who like to play telepathic hangman
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How Star Wars lost its luster

Anghus Houvouras on the Star Wars franchise…

Sic transit gloria. Glory fades. That’s the first thing that came to mind when I started thinking about how quickly the latest Star Wars movie came and went. It’s been just over a month since The Last Jedi was released and whether you loved the film or loathed it, it’s already gone. After five weeks the most recent and most polarizing Star Wars movie is nothing more than a memory. Take a minute and let that sink in: the eighth installment of the biggest cinematic franchise in history was released in December and by mid-January no one cares.

It’s fairly simple: Star Wars lost its luster by generating too much product. A Star Wars film every year makes it nearly impossible for the property to leave our collective pop culture consciousness. The moment a Star Wars movie hits theaters,
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Is Helena Bonham Carter The Crown's New Princess Margaret?

The Crown might have a new Princess Margaret. Helena Bonham Carter is reportedly near a deal to replace Vanessa Kirby in the royal role for season three. The Evening Standard first reported Bonham Carter's involvement in the Netflix series. Reps for Bonham Carter declined to comment Bonham Carter was nominated for two Oscars, including her work in The King's Speech where she played Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret's mother. Her other credits include the Harry Potter films, Ocean's 8, Fight Club and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. If the deal closes, Bonham Carter will join Olivia Colman as part of the new cast of Netflix's award-winning drama. Colman will take over...
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The Heroes Of The Arrowverse Suit Up In New Promo

Now that Christmas is over and done with, the four shows that make up The CW’s Arrowverse will be returning in just a couple of weeks. And to celebrate, the network has dropped this short but sweet crossover promo featuring TV’s finest heroes suiting back up after a month away from our screens.

The clip sees the gang in a locker room-like facility (each one has their own changing room), as Stephen Amell’s Green Arrow orders them to suit up. Cue a swanky slow-mo montage of the group donning their crime-fighting gear.

Those featured in the video include White Canary (Caity Lotz), Vibe (Carlos Valdes), Atom (Brandon Routh) and Wild Dog (Rick Gonzales), while we also get glimpses of Steel, Kid Flash, Mister Terrific and Heatwave. Late to the party, meanwhile, are Flash (Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), who use their handy super-speed to catch up with the others.
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Scott Reviews Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread [Theatrical Review]

I’ve maintained what I consider to be a healthy distrust of my past self, which is to say, while I maintain many of the same interests throughout my life, I tend to look skeptically on what specifically obsessed me when I was younger. This is a film review, so I’ll keep my examples there – I still quite like Fight Club, but when I was 18, I thought it the greatest film ever made and dared anyone to prove me wrong. These days, I still like David Fincher, but he seems in some ways ossified to that time in my life, no longer a major artist, but an interesting, dependably esoteric and highly-skilled director. I feel that way of many of my obsessions from that era, those still-working filmmakers who haven’t gotten any worse but rarely seem to become appreciably better. Or perhaps it’s my own restlessness, eager
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The Last Jedi: Interview with Costume Designer Michael Kaplan

Minor Spoilers

There are already lots of good interviews with Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) costume designer Michael Kaplan on the internet (we recommend this one in particular), so for Clothes on Film we kept it brief and fresh. We caught up with Kaplan, who is also responsible for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Trek (2009), Fight Club (1999) and Blade Runner (1982), for a little chat about what’s new for episode 8 of the ever evolving space saga.

Clothes on Film: Let’s kick off by asking you about the best new costume in the film, the Elite Praetorian Guard…

Michael Kaplan: They are my favourite costumes too! I created a mood board with all the elements I was thinking about – mostly shiny, red, candy apple muscle cars from the early 1970s. We incorporated the bends, the vents, etc. I loved the final, completed design arrived at, but that was just the beginning.
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Here’s Every Franchise That Disney Just Got From Fox

Even before Disney acquired Fox’s entertainment assets as part of its historic Hollywood merger, keeping track of those all-important film rights within the industry’s leading franchises was a difficult, and often confusing, gig. But now that the Disney-Fox merger is ostensibly signed, sealed and delivered, the Mouse House’s roster of characters and properties is about to expand quite drastically – and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

For Marvel Studios, in particular, this merger spells a long-rumored homecoming for the X-Men, and we understand head honcho Kevin Feige is keen to cross-pollinate those iconic mutants with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its roster of established characters – just don’t get your hopes up for Hugh Jackman to swing by for a cameo in Avengers 4. If anything, this merger leaves the door open for another actor to take Jackman’s place and reboot the Wolverine we know and love.
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Every Movie Franchise Disney Just Got from Fox

Every Movie Franchise Disney Just Got from Fox
It's now a done deal. After weeks of rumors and discussion, Disney has officially purchased the majority of 21st Century Fox, including the entirety of their movie studio 20th Century Fox, among many other valuable assets. The deal is valued at $66 billion and is quite possibly the biggest shake-up in Hollywood history. Disney has become an absolute franchise machine in recent years and, with this Fox deal, they're going to be untouchable as they've just purchased a ton of new franchises to mine for box office gold.

Starting with the big ones on everyone's mind, Fox is now in control of virtually every Marvel property under the sun, assuming the deal is allowed to go through. The deal still needs to be approved, legally speaking, and that could take a while. Assuming that all works out, Disney will officially be in control of the X-Men, Deadpool and (possibly) the Fantastic Four film rights.
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