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The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked

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The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Today is the 20th anniversary of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” premiere, and the day that “The Vampire Diaries” airs its series finale — a day sure to go down in broadcast history as Vampire TV Day.

But those two shows are far from the only ones to depict bloodsuckers (to use a pejorative term) on screen, and IndieWire has dusted off the TV crypt to unearth a ranker of our favorite fangs.

Yes, we know there’s a lot at stake here.

Read More: 20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?

Some rules for this list: At least one of the series regulars has to be a vampire. Also, no kids shows (sorry, “My Babysitter’s A Vampire”), no animation (sorry, “Count Duckula”), no foreign language shows (sorry, South Korea — wow, you guys like vampires) and no miniseries or anthology series (which is why “American Horror Story: Hotel
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Movie Review – The Connection (2014)

The Connection (a.k.a. La French), 2014.

Directed by Cédric Jimenez

Starring Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette, Mélanie Doutey, Guillaume Gouix, Benoît Magimel, Bruno Todeschini, Moussa Maaskri and Féodor Atkine.


A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country’s most powerful drug rings.

If La French succeeds at anything it is in helping prove the fact that it doesn’t matter where a film is shot or in which language it is spoken, nothing can pull the emotional impact out of a story like over-familiarity. And this isn’t in due in any significant part to the drug kingpin take-down story which audiences already know from William Friedkin’s 1971 masterpiece The French Connection, but rather from the same well-trodden plot points and characters we’ve seen countless times before.

Cédric Jimenez’s film certainly has all checkpoints covered on a surface level
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Mortal Kombat X Kollector’s Edition Unveiled

The Collector’s Edition/Special Edition release of a highly anticipated videogame is basically a foregone conclusion these days, so it’s not surprising that Mortal Kombat X is coming in a variety of flavors. When the latest iteration of the brawler launches on April 14, gamers will have four different limited editions to choose from, in addition to the regular base game.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has now officially revealed what will be included in each of these, sigh, Kollector’s Editions. Each of these editions are now available for pre-order at participating retailers in North America. As previously announced, all of those who pre-order Mortal Kombat X will receive the legendary Goro as a playable character.

Mortal Kombat X: Kollector’s Edition by Coarse ($149.99):

Exclusive Scorpion figurine and Certificate of Authenticity, designed by Coarse. Coarse has been recognized in Collector and Designer figure communities for their artistic approach,
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Mortal Kombat X Collector's Editions Revealed

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With only a couple months to go before the release of Mortal Kombat X, the developers have revealed not one, but Four, different collector's editions that fans of varying degrees can enjoy. Come inside to check them all out!

If you're a big Mortal Kombat fan, then you've got some hard choices coming up as WB and Netherrealm Studios have announced four different kinds of collector's editions (including various goodies) for you to decide between on April 14th when Mortal Kombat X releases. Each of them look pretty swanky, but of course, the most expensive one comes with the coolest thing: the sweet Scorpion statue. Check out a video below detailing how the collector's edition came together, plus details on each package:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today revealed details of the premium product lineup for Mortal Kombat X, which includes Mortal Kombat X Kollector’s Edition by Coarse, Kollector’s Edition,
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Netflix New Releases: Movies And TV Shows To Be Available Streaming In February

February is nearly upon us and with it brings some exciting additions to Netflix's streaming lineup. Among the movies and TV shows set to stream on Netflix in February are RoboCop, Scary Movie 5 and Spartacus.. EW posted the list of movies and TV shows joining Netflix's streaming lineup over the course of February. Check it out below... February 1 Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse Dark Ride Departures (Season 12) Gimme Shelter Gucci: The Director Hot Pursuit Houseboat Into the Blue 2: The Reef Joe King Arthur Magic City (Seasons 1-2) M*A*S*H (Seasons 1-5) Naruto Shippuden: The Movie Now: In the Wings on a World Stage Proof Spartacus (Complete series) The Brothers Bloom We Could Be Kings No Angels Zapped February 5-12 The Little Rascals Save the Day (February 5) Danger 5 (February 6) Ever After High: Spring Unsprung (February 6) Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead (February 7) Elsa & Fred
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The New Year Brings Gains And Losses To Your Netflix Watch Instantly Queue

Netflix has just released their lists of what films and TV shows we will see added in February…and what films and TV shows will vanish.

First, the good news: quite a few classic and popular TV shows are making the grade on the streaming service, including the first five seasons of Mash, Hawaii 5-0, and the new season of House of Cards. New additions to the film list include RoboCop, The Brothers Bloom, and Gimme Shelter. While there’s not a lot of quality stuff on offer, there are at least a few new films and TV shows that we can enjoy on the Netflix streaming service.

Now for the bad news: quite a number of favorites are going to vanish from Netflix come February 1. Among these are several James Bond films, Zodiac, Jane Eyre, and Dredd. The TV shows fare even worse, with tons of BBC shows expiring,
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‘Lucy,’ ‘Weddings,’ ‘Beast’ Drive Bumper French Exports

‘Lucy,’ ‘Weddings,’ ‘Beast’ Drive Bumper French Exports
Paris – Powered by Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” comedy “Serial (Bad) Weddings” and Christophe Gans’ redo “Beauty and the Beast,” French films punched the second-best year outside France on record, scoring €640 million ($768 million) from 111 million admissions at the international box, Gallic promo org UniFrance announced Friday in Paris.

Last year was only the second time in over two decades that French movies passed the 100 million international tix sales benchmark. Past decade average is around 80 million.

Scarlett Johansson starrer “Lucy” broke all-time records for a French film abroad, running up €302.8 million ($363.4 million) at international cinemas by year-end. But 2014 was more than a one-movie wonder. “Weddings” grossed €55.2 million ($66.2 million), “Beast” €25.0 million ($30.o million).

In 2012, Liam Neeson starrer “Taken 2,” produced by Besson’s EuropaCorp; “The Intouchables”; and Academy Award winner “The Artist” drove international territory box office for French movies to a total 144.1 tix sold and some $1.2 billion in box office. That record remains.
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Zoe Saldana on Make-up, Stunts, & being a Guardian of the Galaxy

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Q: So did all cast members get their make-up done together?

A: No, we didn’t; we had separate bungalows. It was only when we were all on set, all grey or green or blue and we couldn’t touch anything because we would just smear paint and stuff all over everything. We’d all sit together and Dave would be eating a super-healthy meal, I’d be having some fish and chips and Chris would be asking me: ‘So how’s the texture? Do you like the fish?’ He couldn’t eat it himself because he was on a strict diet so he was always asking me what my food tasted like.

Q: How did you while away the long hours in the make-up chair?

A: Listening to music, talking… Sometimes I’d ask about Dave and was told, ‘This dude is meditating – he sits there and doesn’t
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Awesome Mix Tape Volume 5: Best Soundtracks & Scores of 2014

Back in August, I released a mix tape consisting of the best tracks, from the best movie soundtracks and best scores of the first half of 2014. This here, is the entire mix consisting of the best songs heard in movies all year long.

Note: If you’ve already heard the first half, simply skip ahead one hour in. Enjoy!


Phase 1

Guardians of the Galaxy Clip

The Band – “The Weight” (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Clip

Superhuman – “Where It Ends” (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)

Alexandre Desplat – “Godzilla Main Theme”

Marco Beltrami – “We Go Forward” (Snowpiercer)

Snowpiercer Clip

Hot Blood – “Soul Dracula” (Only Lovers Left Alive)

Only Lovers Left Alive Clip

James Brown – “Papas Got A Brand New Bag” (Get On Up: The James Brown Story)

Get On Up Movie Clip

Elvis Presley – “You’re the Devil in Disquise
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Marion Cotillard on 'Macbeth': 'I lost control of everything'

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Marion Cotillard on 'Macbeth': 'I lost control of everything'
Marion Cotillard has had what can only be described as a remarkable seven years. Truly. Since winning the Best Actress Oscar for her breakthrough performance in "La Vie en Rose" she's starred in Woody Allen's best film this century ("Midnight in Paris"), Christopher Nolan's Best Picture nominee ("Inception"), worked with Michael Mann ("Public Enemies"), smartly joined a Steven Soderbergh ensemble ("Contagion"), headlined a massive French-language hit ("Little White Lies"), was already robbed of a second Best Actress Oscar nomination ("Rust and Bone") and was the center of an acclaimed drama already well on its way to cinephile cult film status ("The Immigrant"). Throw in one flick for her life partner ("Blood Ties"), a paycheck too hard to turn down ("The Dark Knight Rise") and a musical that just didn't work ("Nine") and Cotillard is already well on her way to living legend status. Now, get ready to add "Two Days,
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Dark Horse's Star Wars comics come to Humble Bundle

Dark Horse's Star Wars comics come to Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle has launched a Star Wars comics deal.

The digital platform is offering a bundle of Dark Horse Comics' licensed comics based in the legendary galaxy far far away.

Users can pay what they want for the core bundle of Star Wars Omnibus: A Long Time Ago... Volume 1, Star Wars: Empire Volume 1 - Betrayal, Star Wars: Jedi Volume 1 - The Dark Side, Star Wars: Crimson Empire Volume 1, Star Wars: Darth Maul - Death Sentence and Star Wars: Blood Ties - Jango and Boba Fett.

Any purchase over the average will also include Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command, Star Wars: The Old Republic Volume 1 - Blood of the Empire, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 1 - Commencement, Star Wars: Legacy Volume 1 - Broken and Star Wars: Dark Times Volume 1 - The Path to Nowhere.

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The Second Coming (2014) Movie Review

Prolific, and often under-appreciated Hong Kong director Herman Yau returns to the category III rated horror of “The Untold Story” and “Ebola Syndrome” with “The Second Coming”, dealing with possession, murder and dark secrets from the past. A joint Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore production, the film was co-directed and scripted by Ng Tin-chi, and stars Kenny Wong (recently in “Firestorm”), Tvb and Milkyway veteran Maggie Shiu, Don Li (“The Haunted School”) and young Singaporean actress Joey Leong (also in the excellent “Blood Ties”). For a modestly budgeted genre outing the film performed surprisingly well at the international box office and on the festival circuit, and has been picked up for release in a variety of countries, its popularity perhaps having been boosted by being shot in 3D. Kenny Wong and Maggie Shiu play former migrant worker couple Ming and Jen, who have made good with their lives and who now lead a comfortable,
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Second Opinion – Life of Crime (2013)

Life of Crime, 2013.

Directed by Daniel Schechter.

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, John Hawkes, Mos Def, Isla Fisher and Will Forte.


Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

Life of Crime, based on one of legendary author Elmore Leonard’s great collection of novels, ‘The Switch’ reminds us of that period in the 90s when adaptations of his work were effortlessly hip and cool. Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Jackie Brown, made by three very talented directors each with a style of their own opened up Leonard’s work to a whole new generation; Life of Crime also reminds us of the gulf in class between those films and this.

The story begins promisingly, like a cool version of Ruthless People (yes, I
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The Inbetweeners 2 enjoys the biggest opening weekend of the year at the UK box office

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 8th to Sunday 10th August 2014….

Helped along by a record-breaking opening day on Wednesday, The Inbetweeners 2 enjoyed a huge opening at the UK box office this past weekend, pulling in £12,538,114 to knock Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy into second place.

While the opening is down slightly on The Inbetweeners Movie’s £13.2 million debut, it is comfortably the biggest opening weekend of the year so far, even without £4.49 million of Wednesday and Thursday previews. For comparison, the next biggest opening was X-Men: Days of Future Past, which pulled in £9.14 million including £1.59 million in previews.

The Inbetweeners 2 was the only new release to crack the top ten, although this past weekend did see Disney’s Planes 2: Fire & Rescue expanding to the rest of the UK after debuting in Scotland the previous week, with the animated
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The Second Coming makes its terrifying debut on DVD

Asian horror makes a terrifying return with director Herman Yau's The Second Coming, available to pre-order on English subtitled DVD after completing the festival circuit. Kenny Wong (Firestorm) and Tvb veteran Maggie Shiu are in for a bumpy ride, with Joey Leong (Blood Ties) and Don Li (The Haunted School) completing the family circle. Or, you know, adding fuel to flames of horror cinema. Choice is yours really. The Second Coming is yours to own from August 14. Stay scared. Synopsis: Ming and his wife Jen lived quiet an ordinary life with their 13-year-old daughter Lucy while their 20 year-old son, Sunny is at medical school overseas. Everything seems just perfect until Ming accidentally knocks Lucy down with his Car on the cusp of her 14th birthday. From then onwards, Lucy’s behaviour turns bizarre. Sunny returns from school to find Ming more and more distant towards his sister. As Jen
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Poster Round-Up v2.0: Annabel has Blood Ties with Lucy’s Guest

Welcome to the latest installment of the Nerdly poster round-up, where we bring you up to speed on some of the best movie posters to have hit the interwebs in recent weeks. Including posters for The Conjuring spin-off Annabel, Blood Ties, Box Trolls, The Expendables 3, Horns, Lucy, Mad Max: Fury Road, Sin City 2, The Equalizer, The Maze Runner, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Frightfest flick The Guest.


Blood Ties

Box Trolls

The Expendables 3



Mad Max: Fury Road

Sin City 2

The Equalizer

The Maze Runner

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Guest
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New to Blu-ray: 300: Rise Of An Empire, Enemy, A Hard Day’S Night Criterion, and More

This week’s new Blu-ray releases include the bloody 300 sequel, one of the weirdest and underseen movies of the year (with double the Jake Gyllenhaal), a Beatles entry to the Criterion Collection, and more. Briefly: 300: Rise of an Empire (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) - $24.99 (44% off) 300: Rise of an Empire (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) - $19.99 (44% off) Enemy [Blu-ray] - $19.99 (20% off) Winter's Tale (2013) (Blu-ray+DVD+UltraViolet Combo Pack) - $22.99 (36% off) Blood Ties [Blu-ray] - ($15.98 (36% off) A Hard Day's Night (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray + DVD) - $24.99 (37% off) Wolf Creek 2 (Bd / DVD Combo) [Blu-ray] - $16.49 (53% off) Masters of Sex [Blu-ray] - $34.99 (47% off) Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 [Blu-ray] - $57.99 (55% off)

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'Enemy', '300: Rise of an Empire', 'Winter's Tale' & 'Hard Days Night' On DVD & Blu-ray This Week

Enemy What would make this a more interesting release would be an audio commentary, but there isn't one. As interesting as this film is and as likely as I am to watch it again, in this day and age, if you aren't going to give me any added incentive to buy a DVD/Blu-ray that I'm only likely to watch once or twice ever again... why would I buy itc

Blood Ties I did not enjoy this movie when I saw it in Cannes last year, but it has been edited down since, by about 15 minutes or so I believe, which could make it a more interesting watch as it was a film that either needed to be about 15 minutes shorter or two hours longer. You can read my original review right here, though do know the movie I reviewed is not the one on this disc.

Winter's Tale This
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Mad, Front Row sign output deal

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Mad, Front Row sign output deal
Exclusive: First title to be released under the deal is The Double.

Cairo-based distribution and marketing outfit Mad Solutions has signed an output deal with Front Row Filmed Entertainment to handle the regional distributor’s films in Egypt.

The first title to be released under the deal is Richard Ayoade’s The Double, which is scheduled for release by the end of May. Other upcoming titles include The Wind Rises, Dom Hemingway, Blood Ties and Welcome To The Jungle.

Egypt has seen box office decline due to political turmoil and limits foreign releases to 10 screens. But Mad co-founder Alaa Karkouti said the market still has potential if films are handled in the right way.

“It’s a case of not just throwing films in cinemas any more but about carefully positioning each title,” said Karkouti.

Mad has also acquired theatrical rights for the Arab world to Hany Abu Assad’s award-winning drama Omar from Arab Radio and Television
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'Orphan Black' recap: Is Kira's dad ready for Clone Club?

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'Orphan Black' recap: Is Kira's dad ready for Clone Club?
I realize that the surplus of questionable characters (I can't say villains, as the jury is still out on at least a few of them) paired with the relentless pace of "Orphan Black"'s second season thus far has some fans feeling shellshocked. It's been a lot to digest, I'll admit. Still, I hope everyone is keeping their Clone Club membership. I can't make any guarantees, but I feel confident that what seems convoluted to some of us now will unravel satisfyingly as the season progresses. And hey, there's reason to celebrate, isn't there? While this episode still leaves us with more questions than answers, one of those answers is the identity of Kira's dad. That's something, right?  Felix, Kira and Sarah are on the run, trying to put miles between themselves and, well, all the many people who are after them. While this makeshift family is stealing from convenience stores and breaking into cottages,
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