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Class of 1987: Director Tibor Takács Reflects on His Coming-of-Age Horror Fairy Tale The Gate

1987 was an exceedingly awesome year for kid-centric horror movies. In the span of just a few months, we were treated to both Tibor TakácsThe Gate and Fred Dekker’s The Monster Squad, and honestly, there may have not been a better year to be a young genre fan during that decade than in good ol’ 1987. And while there were an incredible amount of quality horror movies for this writer to dig into from that 12-month span of releases, one movie that I always had a deep appreciation for was The Gate, a story that I related to on numerous levels, even if I never happened to summon a horde of demons from digging a hole in my backyard.

An ambitious and good-hearted modern fairy tale that bluntly examined the universal horrors of growing up—both literally and figuratively—The Gate is an admirable genre debut from Takács, who had previously worked in Canadian television,
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Long Way North Arrives on Blu-ray in January

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Get ready to embark on an awe-inspiring journey to the North Pole in the visually exquisite animated feature, Long Way North. Directed by celebrated filmmaker and animator Rémi Chayé (The Secret of Kells) and produced by Sacrebleu Productions (Oscar®-nominated Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage), Maybe Movies (Oscar®-nominated Ernest & Celestine) and Norlum Studios (Oscar®-nominated Song of the Sea), Long Way North won the coveted Audience Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the winner of Grand Prize at Tokyo Animation Festival, and is an Annie Award nominee for Best Animated Feature-Independent. This captivating animated feature, bolstered by emotionally resonant storytelling, has continued to attract universal acclaim as it enchants movie audiences and families around the world. On January 17, 2017, Shout! Factory Kids is proud to present Long Way North on DVD, two-disc Blu-ray™+ DVD Combo Pack (with digital copy), Digital HD and iTunes.

A spirited and inspiring tale of hope and courage,
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Monday’s best TV: Nw, Junior Bake Off

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Secrets, lies and parallel lives in a great 90-minute adaptation of Zadie Smith’s novel, plus Nadiya Hussain judges whoopee pies made by children

This new 24 Hours in A&E-ish daytime series follows the changing residents of hospital beds at Newcastle upon Tyne’s Royal Victoria infirmary and Great North children’s hospital, Queens hospital in Romford and Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham. In bed 52 in Birmingham, 63-year-old Eddie is in for a hernia op, while in bed 40, Thomas, 25, is having what is hoped will be the final operation to reconstruct his cleft palate. Ben Arnold

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Long Way North Receives Limited Theatrical Run from Shout!

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Directed by celebrated animator and filmmaker Rémi Chayé and produced by Sacrebleu Productions (Oscar®-Nominated Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage), Maybe Movies (Oscar®-Nominated Ernest & Celestine) and Norlum Studios (Oscar®-Nominated Song of the Sea), France 3 Cinéma and 2 Minutes, Long Way North won the coveted Audience Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the winner of Grand Prize and the Governor of Tokyo Award at Tokyo Animation Festival 2016. This captivating animated adventure, bolstered by emotionally resonant storytelling and visually exquisite hand-drawn animation, has continued to attract universal acclaim as it enchants movie audiences around the world.

A spirited and inspiring tale of hope and courage, Long Way North is the feature directorial debut of lauded animator Rémi Chayé (first Ad and head of storyboard for Oscar®-Nominated The Secret of Kells, The Painting) and tells the story of a young heroine persevering through a physical and emotional journey
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‘Long Way North’ Trailer: Rémi Chayés’ New Animated Feature Hits Theaters in September

“Long Way North,” the latest animated film from acclaimed filmmaker Rémi Chayé (“The Secret of Kells”) will open theatrically on September 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, New York, and a select group of other major markets. Shout! Factory Films acquired the U.S. rights to the movie in February.

Read More: Shout! Factory Films Nabs U.S. Rights To Reni Chaye’s Animated “Long Way North”

“Long Way North” won the Audience Award at the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and the Grand Prize and Governor of Tokyo Award at the 2016 Tokyo Animation Festival. Here’s the official synopsis for the film: Sacha, a young girl from the Russian aristocracy, dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather, Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole. Sacha has always been fascinated by the adventurous
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Sausage Party, The Magnificent Seven, Storks and more in our weekly news roundup!

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Sausage Party, The Magnificent Seven, Storks and more in our weekly news roundup!Sausage Party, The Magnificent Seven, Storks and more in our weekly news roundup!Adriana Floridia8/5/2016 3:07:00 Pm

Another week has gone by, meaning it's time to re-cap the latest movie news, clips, and trailers that we saw in this first week of August!

While we are a bit preoccupied this week with today's release of Suicide Squad, there is still some exciting news in the pipeline that has us looking forward to the fall and winter, with new trailers for films like Storks, Two Lovers and a Bear, and our first glimpse at Christopher Nolan's latest, Dunkirk.

We also got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming The Magnificent Seven, a western re-make starring Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington. Now that's one impressive cast. We have a new clip from Sausage Party to
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Watch the trailer for Two Lovers and a Bear starring Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan

A trailer has arrived online for director Kim Nguyen’s upcoming drama Two Lovers and a Bear which stars Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan; check it out below after the official synopsis…

We are in the Great North, near the North Pole, in a modern town where about two hundred souls live precariously in minus fifty weather, and where roads lead to nowhere but the endless white. It is in this eerie lunar landscape that Lucy and Roman, two young tormented souls, fell in love. But now, ghosts from Lucy’s past are coming back, and she needs to run away or she will burn.

Together, these lovers decide to make a leap for life, a leap for inner peace. They head out in the Great White, where the strangeness makes one feel he is travelling inside of himself.
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First Trailer For ‘Two Lovers and a Bear’ Starring Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan

After a promising initial line-up, the Toronto International Film Festival has delivered more titles with their full Canadian slate. Among the line-up is Xavier Dolan‘s It’s Only the End of the World, Bruce MacDonald‘s new feature Weirdos, Deepa Mehta‘s Anatomy of Violence, as well as Two Lovers and a Bear, starring Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan, which we have the first trailer for today.

We said in our review from Cannes, “Kim Nguyen’s Two Lovers and a Bear is a film that suffers from a bit of an identity crisis. Like an indie playlist stuck on constant shuffle, unapologetically reveling in a sort of manic unclassifiable genre. This isn’t always necessarily a bad thing, but, for some reason, Nguyen’s scattershot tonal shifts — which hop between a romance on the rocks; a self-serious study of grieving; and a surreal buddy comedy — can prove quite jarring.
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Tatiana Maslany and Dane Dehaan star in Exclusive first trailer for Two Lovers and a Bear

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Tatiana Maslany and Dane Dehaan star in Exclusive first trailer for Two Lovers and a BearTatiana Maslany and Dane Dehaan star in Exclusive first trailer for Two Lovers and a BearAdriana Floridia8/2/2016 5:14:00 Pm

Two of the best up-and-coming actors of this generation co-star in the riveting Great North romance, Two Lovers and a Bear.

Dane Dehaan (Valerian And The City of A Thousand Planets) and Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black") play two young tormented souls who are living in a small community of about two-hundred people near the North Pole, where the weather is consistently minus fifty and the roads lead to endless white. Amidst this eerie landscape, Lucy and Roman manage to fall in love, but when Lucy's past demons come back to haunt her, they must travel into the Great White in order to escape their pasts, make a leap for love, and to be alive.

The
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Kevin Smith finally secures funding for Clerks III

The success of Tusk has opened the door to getting Clerks III made, Kevin Smith has revealed.

With his new horror movie Tusk now in Us cinemas, and with him already hard at work on the second part of what's known as his Great North Trilogy, Kevin Smith is a busy man. Yoga Hosers is his next film, but after that, it looks as if the pieces have finally fallen into place for Clerks III.

On the latest episode of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, Smith revealed that "Tusk was the absolute bridge to Clerks III", and that "because of Tusk, I got my financing for Clerks III".

Smith revealed that he'd been trying to get Clerks III made in time for the 20th anniversary of the first film, but had failed to find the funding to do so. After Tusk, people were "going holy fuck, what else do you have?
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Alexandra Burke for BBC One's Good Friday broadcast of The Passion

Alexandra Burke is to star in a re-telling of the Passion for BBC One's live Good Friday broadcast.

The 25-year-old former X Factor winner will perform renditions of 'Amazing Grace' and '(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher' in The Great North Passion.

The programme will be presented by Fearne Britton, while The Futureheads will also perform during the show.

Burke said: "Gospel has always had a big influence on my music. I love that spiritual sound, so to perform such heartfelt songs in the context of re-telling the incredibly powerful story of the Passion will be an amazing experience."

Burke will be accompanied by a massed choir of local singers, along with other performers and opera singer Graeme Danby.

Meanwhile, she will also perform her brand-new song 'Where Do Hearts Go?'.

Audience members also have the opportunity to join the choir and sing on stage with Burke.
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Wilt-a-Whirl

Wilt by Tom Sharpe

There are a lot of definitions of comedy floating around out there. My personal favorite is the theory of "bad to worse." There's something about watching someone go from bad to worse, but still bring cheerful, even upbeat about it, that just cracks me up. It certainly works in Curb Your Enthusiasm, the reigning heavyweight champ. You'll also see it on The Simpsons. Family Guy, ditto. The hell with the three-act, Robert McKee, story-structure hoo-haa. Instead of getting someone up a tree, throwing sticks at him, and getting him back down again, in comedy, for me, it's just about throwing sticks at him. Then trees. Then the whole frickin' Great North Woods. You get the idea.

Wilt, a book by a Brit named Tom Sharpe, a book written way back in the mid-'80s when women's lib and sexual lib and educational lib were all the rage,
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Fargo: How Much the TV Series Has in Common With the Movie

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The 1996 Oscar-winning classic Fargo will get a second life on the small screen when it premieres on April 15 on FX. The 10-episode season takes place in the same North Dakota town and has a host of quirky characters (played by actors like Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman), but this is also a whole new story and universe. To get the details on the new series and clear up how similar (and how different) this will be from the movie, we got lots of clarification and interesting tidbits from the show-runners and cast at the Winter TCA. The Coen Brothers Are Executive Producers Executive producer and writer Noah Hawley said that the Coen brothers didn't have to put their name on the series, but they read the first script, and they really liked it. Hawley said that the filmmaker brothers told them TV is not their medium, but "they just
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Lake Street Dive to Release New Album in February

Brooklyn’s Lake Street Dive announced its fourth album, Bad Self Portraits, will be released on Feb. 18. Pre-orders are available, with an immediate digital download of the new single on iTunes. Lake Street Dive released a teaser video of “Rental Love” to hold fans over until the album release. In 2013, the band recorded their new album in Parsonfield, Me at Great North Sound Society with producer Sam Kassirer, and toured around Europe and the United States. Starting Feb. 7 the band will embark on a seven-week tour around North America to promote the new album. Along their tour, Lake...
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Trek "Into the Cold" from the Warm Comfort of Your Couch

On April 6, 1909 Admiral Robert Peary and his team became the first men to reach the geographic North Pole. To celebrate the centennial anniversary of this remarkable expedition, Sebastian Copeland—a noted explorer, filmmaker, photographer, and environmental advocate—led his own, smaller expedition to this landmark locale. And while the advance of technology in the last 100 years has made this journey somewhat easier, the declining environment has created very different obstacles for Copeland that Peary did not face.

Part celebration of exploration and part PSA on the declining environment of the Great North, Into the Cold is an adventure documentary for the masses.

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Ten Classic Cinematic Horror Deaths

Where would a horror movie be without a classic death scene – or two? We’ve had some great ones over the years: Janet Leigh’s shower to end all showers in Psycho (1960); the ill fated nude swim in Jaws (1975); David Warner’s famous decapitation in The Omen (1976); John Hurt’s serious indigestion problem in Alien (1979); and the exploding head in Scanners (1980). And let’s not forget the gruesome ends that befell pre-stardom Kevin Bacon and Johnny Depp.

Hang on a minute! I’ve just mentioned all the classic ones! Well let’s face it, so much has been written and discussed about those famous demises, they’ve been pretty much done to death (sorry!). Therefore, the following ten are horror-related deaths that deserve some kind of classic status, a couple of which are notable for their surreal and ambiguous nature.But beware...since most of the best death scenes are
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Stars of Walking Dead, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, Mass Effect, Once Upon A Time, Eureka, Continuum at McM London Comic Con

Organisers of the McM London Comic Con, taking place at Excel London from October 26 to 28, have announced the first wave of special guests along with details of other attractions including videogames, comics creators, a cosplay championship and a bestselling author.

Among the star guests is Doctor Who's Matt Smith, who - as we previously reported - will be attending on the Friday of the show to mark the launch of the Doctor Who Series 7: Part 1 DVD. Matt will be hosting a panel alongside Doctor Who executive producer Caroline Skinner, as well as signing copies of the new DVD.

Jeffrey DeMunn and Andrew Rothenburg from zombie hit The Walking Dead are coming along to meet fans. Jeffrey plays Dale Horvath (pictured above), the moral centre of the small community of survivors, while Andrew plays taciturn mechanic Jim.

Also attending are Tony Amendola and Roger Cross from new Canadian sci-fi police show Continuum.
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McM Expo London Comic Con – First guest and event announcements

McM Expo London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 26th-28th October and the organisers have made their first guest and event announcements, and as usual it’s already looking like a totally stacked out event!

Guests: Doctor Who’s Matt Smith will be attending the Friday of the show to mark the launch of the Doctor Who Series 7: Part 1 DVD. Matt will be hosting a panel alongside Doctor Who executive produce Caroline Skinner, as well as signing copies of the new DVD. Jeffrey Demunn and Andrew Rothenburg, stars of hit zombie apocalypse series The Walking Dead. Jeffrey plays Dale Horvath, the moral centre of the small community of survivors, while Andrew plays taciturn mechanic Jim. Tony Amendola and Roger Cross from hot new Canadian sci-fi police show Continuum. Tony and Roger both play leading members of Liber8, a future terrorist group, who have escaped through time to present day Vancouver.
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Joe McElderry to take part in Great North Run

Joe McElderry will take part in the Great North Run. It will be the singer's third time competing in the charity race, which he will do in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. McElderry is the charity's celebrity ambassador and North East Patron. All money he raises from sponsorship will go towards developing Teenage Cancer Trust services and facilities for young people diagnosed with cancer in the North East. The X Factor winner completed last year's 13.1-mile race in 1 hour and 40 minutes and smashed his fundraising target by raising over £10,000. McElderry said: "Completing the Great (more)
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Burning grand pianos on the Scottish border

Turner Prizewinner Douglas Gordon shoots his first film in England, bringing work as well as carefully-managed arson to a Cumbrian nook. Alan Sykes looks on admiringly

Talkin Head is normally an extraordinarily quiet place – an isolated Cumbrian hill farm in a wooded valley nestled in the fells looking southwards towards the Lake District hills. The loudest noise you normally hear is the call of the curlews or the mewing of buzzards overhead. Last night, however, the farm was overrun with activity, with over 30 people – cameramen, special effects specialists, firefighters, sound operatives, producers, arts commissioners, runners, a gardener, security people and assorted hangers on – from 10 different countries from Chile to Denmark (and many from Scotland) beavering away up the fellside prior to filming from an hour or so before sunset until an hour afterwards.

The (relatively) calm centre of this storm of activity was Turner Prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon, who had
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