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San Francisco ‘Doodler’ Killer Subject Of Crime Series From UK Outfit Ugly Duckling Films

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Exclusive: UK production company Ugly Duckling Films, whose features include 2013 sci-fi Coherence and Lena Headey-starrer The Broken, is in development on its first TV project: crime series We Are Your Children based on San Francisco’s ‘Doodler’ serial killer.

The series, about the 1970’s killer who targeted San Francisco’s gay community, is being scripted by emerging Brit writer Ryan Brown. The murderer became known as the ‘Doodler’ from the elaborate drawings of his victims that he’d leave behind at the scenes of his crimes. At the time, two of his victims survived and identified a man, but refused to testify in court and the man was never charged.

Inspired by these events, the series will see a female cop unite with a gay rights activist and drag queen after the targeted homosexual killings disrupts the city. Ingenious Media arranged early development funding on the project.

Until recently,
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Review: Game of Thrones Season 6 on Digital HD

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The sixth season of HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones demonstrated one of the key differences between novels and television. The mass medium of television brings with it certain expectations by its audience and producers, hoping to curry favor for repeated patronage, sometimes ignore their instincts and give the fans what they want. Authors rarely so succumb, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle being the best known example of giving the readers what they wanted.

In the five books released to date, Martin has continually confounded, angered, and relentlessly surprised his readers. Characters succeed, fail, survive, and die as the story dictates, not because fans have made certain characters popular.

Therefore, this season is a mixed bag with incredibly strong storytelling undercutting its strength by not surprising us. No one, except readers of the novel, expected Ned Stark to die or what was to happen at the Red Wedding.
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‘Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy Xv’ Trailer: Lena Headey & Aaron Paul Star In Trippy CGI Video Game Adaptation

‘Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy Xv’ Trailer: Lena Headey & Aaron Paul Star In Trippy CGI Video Game Adaptation
Sony Pictures and Square Enix revealed the official E3 trailer for their upcoming CG video game adaptation, “Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy Xv.”

The action film has an incredible voice cast and stars Aaron Paul voicing the character of Nyx, Lena Headey as Luna, the princess who is entrusted to deliver a royal ring to Prince Noctis, and Sean Bean as Regis, the King of Lucis.

Read More: ‘Assassin’s Creed’: Michael Fassbender Goes Behind the Scenes in New Footage from E3

Lucis is a magical kingdom and home to the scared crystal, which the evil empire Niflheim is determined to steal. When the enemy is on the hunt for the prized possession, King Regis commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kinsglaive to fight and protect it. But the enemy’s army is strong and to save his kingdom King Regis must decide if he is to accept an ultimatum: cede all lands outside the crown city, and see his son, Prince Noctis, wed to Lady Lunafreya, the former princess of Tenebrae now captive of Niflheim.

The film is directed by Takeshi Nozue and written by Takashi Hasegawa.

Read More: Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Popular Video Game Adaptation ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division

This is the third film in the “Final Fantasy” franchise. The first was 2001’s “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within” and the second “ Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children” came out in 2005.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy Xv” will be released in select theaters on August 19 and digitally worldwide before the video game launches on September 30.

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Game Of Thrones season 6 episode 8 review: No One

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Game Of Thrones muses on honour, duty, love and home while spilling its cast's blood. Business as usual then...

This review contains spoilers.

6.8 No One

The sixth season of Game Of Thrones has been a course correction for the fifth season (and before). There were complaints about violence against women; now women are firmly in charge and the ones doing the violence rather than being on the receiving end of Ramsay Bolton. There were complaints about Theon's torture; Arya's similar breaking and rebuild at the hands of the Faceless Men ends up being triumphant, rather than depressing (though to be fair, Arya didn't lose any important body parts). There have been lots of dropped characters, and it seems like they're all coming back this season for various reasons. Even the stalled Daenerys plot in Essos seems to finally be paying off, if only because she's got her long-promised Dothraki horde.

There are going to be three scenes in this episode that everyone will be talking about. One of them is the resolution of Arya Stark's adventure in Braavos. In a show where there are routinely massive action sequences (this episode features at least one battle involving dozens of ships), the way Game Of Thrones is able to boil things down to a personal level is remarkable. The episode's most exciting moment is the clash between Arya and the Waif, who has been tormenting her for months and has now been sent to kill her. It's a thrilling chase through the streets of Braavos triggered by the death of Arya's new friend the Lady Crane, and it terminates with a candle being snuffed out courtesy of a skilled slash from Needle. Unlike Reek, we've seen enough of Arya's training to know what she went through, but not so much that it became a snuff film. We've seen enough to know that when Arya rolls down a flight of stairs and gets up, leaving a deliberate blood (or blood orange) trail, that the Waif is walking into a trap. Needle plunging the fight into darkness is just icing on the cake. Mark Mylod has another great fight scene to his credit; the chase between Arya and Waif was Terminator 2 levels of awesomeness, and it made sure to check every chase cliché on the list while still being surprisingly brutal (just listen to the landings Arya has and try not to wince).

Arya has learned a valuable lesson. She knows how to be a Water Dancer, and she was good at chasing cats, and she's now able to combine that skill with the dirty fighting skills taught to her by the Waif and Jaquen during her time training as a Faceless Man. At her core, she's still Arya Stark of Winterfell, but now she knows just what to do when it's time to stop being chivalrous and start slitting throats in the dark. It's a lesson that she's learned well; it's also a lesson for Pod to learn from Bronn. While the two are on opposite sides of the Riverrun debate, Bronn is willing to teach Pod all the things he won't learn from someone like Brienne, who is one of the most honourable knights in the kingdom despite not being Ser Brienne.

That's chivalry, albeit in a different way from the type Brienne and Jaime have between one another. Yes, they have fought in the past, and they're possibly still going to fight since Brienne serves the Starks and Jaime is a Lannister, but throughout the episode, their scenes are wonderful in their interplay. Jaime is nothing if not honourable, and yet he's also the guy who shoved a child out a window and who has committed terrible atrocities in the name of the only love that means anything to him: his love for Cersei. Brienne might be on Jaime's good side, and it's clear that he cares about her on some level, but as Edmure says, Jaime is still an evil man.

Everyone in Westeros has the capacity for evil; even noble Brienne fought dirty to best The Hound. Similarly, everyone in Westeros has the capacity for good. The Hound, for example, has made a complete turn around thanks to the good work of Septon Swearengen. Whether you're good or bad seems to depend on who you're trying to kill. If you're The Hound, cutting off heads and genitals with an axe (this is another scene everyone's going to be talking about), then you're good because you're getting revenge on the thugs who killed your friend. If you're the Brotherhood Without Banners, you can be either good or bad depending on what you do: killing villagers is bad, hanging villager killers operating in your name is good. Cersei is even capable of occasionally doing good things; as Jaime says, her love for her children is her most redeeming feature, and it puts Cersei in the company of Cat Stark, who once freed none other than Jaime Lannister and who started Brienne's mission to serve the Stark family.

Everything seems to come around in the end. Everyone seems to realise this except for perhaps Cersei Lannister. Her whole defence against the High Sparrow has been predicated on her access to Qyburn's Monster, Aka FrankenMountain, and her plan to have a trial by combat. Unfortunately for her, as usual, she tips her hand and gives away her secret killing machine, and all it took was one ripped-off head in front of cousin Lancel to let the High Sparrow know that a trial by combat against an unstoppable killing machine is a bad idea, and since the Sparrow has King Tommen's ear, well... Cersei once again chose short-term satisfaction over long-term success. (“I choose violence.” is a delicious line from the pen of Benioff and Weiss, and it's knocked out of the park by Lena Headey).

Game Of Thrones has set up some interesting conflicts for the next episode; according to the preview images, it's going to be a doozy on par with the other famous ninth episodes. Daenerys and her dragon against a fleet of ships? Arriving Greyjoys versus the Masters? The Boltons face Jon Snow and his wildling army? The Hound killing some more people? Some combination of all of these things?

Whatever happens, I'm excited; for all the criticism Game Of Thrones took in the fifth season, it's clear that the folks behind the scenes have learned and adapted, and the sixth season is all the better for it.

Read Ron's review of the previous episode, The Broken Man, here. And read the nine questions we're pondering from No One, here.

Us Correspondent Ron Hogan still believes in the power of the Cleganebowl to bring the world together. What is hype may never die. Cleganebowl forever! Find more by Ron daily at Shaktronics and PopFi.

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Winter is Blogging 6.7: The Broken Man [Contains Spoilers]

Writers: Bryan Cogman.

Directors: Mark Mylod.

Cast: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie, et al.

Synopsis: The High Sparrow eyes another target. Jaime confronts a hero. Arya makes a plan. The North is reminded.

In ‘The Broken Man,’ everything is coming together. Or at least, that’s the sense that’s lingering in the air. It’s very much an episode where a lot happens, but nothing really does. Recently we’ve just been so used to dragons, rampaging ice-armies, and general badassery that an episode without these things feels slow, or potentially boring – and whilst it may feel it – ‘The Broken Man’ isn’t any of these things. This episode starts, rather unusually before the opening credits, with an idyllic scene located somewhere within the Vale, where a small encampment – led by Brother Ray, (Ian McShane) a septon of the Seven-Pointed
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Starks Aim to Take Back Winterfell in Game of Thrones Episode 6.7 Photos

Starks Aim to Take Back Winterfell in Game of Thrones Episode 6.7 Photos
There are just four episodes left in Season 6 of HBO's Game of Thrones, which continues in a few short days with The Broken Man, airing Sunday, June 5 at 9 Pm Et. Following the brief preview that debuted after Sunday night's episode Blood of My Blood, the network has released six new photos, which reveal two reunions and the return of Brynden "Blackfish" Tully (Clive Russell), who hasn't been seen since Season 3. Naturally, if you haven't watched last week's episode, Blood of My Blood, there will be plenty of Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

Perhaps the most interesting photo in this gallery shows Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) meeting with an unknown character. We saw in the preview that Sansa is meeting with a number of unspecified characters, who are most likely her family's northern allies. The trailer showed sigils
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Ridley Scott Will Direct Western Wraiths of the Broken Land

Ridley Scott Will Direct Western Wraiths of the Broken Land
Following his success with 20th Century Fox's The Martian, which was nominated for Best Picture and made over $630 million worldwide, director Ridley Scott is reuniting with the studio and The Martian writer Drew Goddard for a new project. 20th Century Fox has closed a deal for the rights to author S. Craig Zahler's Western novel Wraiths of the Broken Land, which Ridley Scott will direct from an adapted script by Drew Goddard. Both the writer and director are also set to produce, alongside Michael Schaefer, Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood.

Wraiths Of The Broken Land is set at the turn of the 20th Century in a town near the Mexican border. The story follows a group of men who team up to find their sisters, who have all been taken captive. As these men cross treacherous badlands to find their beloved siblings, their lives, ethics and sanity are put on the line.
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Posterized April 2016: ‘Green Room,’ ‘Tale of Tales,’ ‘Louder Than Bombs,’ and More

“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” is a proverb whose simple existence proves the fact impressionable souls will do so without fail. This monthly column focuses on the film industry’s willingness to capitalize on this truth, releasing one-sheets to serve as not representations of what audiences are to expect, but as propaganda to fill seats. Oftentimes they fail miserably.

Spring is bringing some Tiff 2015 holdovers and a couple Hollywood hopefuls to take down the juggernaut that is Batman v Superman despite its bad reviews (I proudly hold firm on thinking it fun). Disney may have a hit on their hands with one of their old properties turned new (the one that isn’t pretending it isn’t connected to the film it’s a prequel of), but the success of the rest is up in the air.

Except for Barbershop: The Next Cut (April 15) and the aforementioned Disney rehash,
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Game Of Thrones season 6: finale images arrive

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HBO has released some pictures from Game Of Thrones' season 6 episode 10, the massive finale known as "The Winds Of Winter"...

Game Of Thrones season 6 episodes: "The Winds Of Winter" is next

Game Of Thrones season 6 episode 10 - the finale of the current run - is just around the corner. It's going by the title The Winds Of Winter, and looks set to thrust all of the main storylines forward.

You can see six images from the episode at the start of the gallery above, and you can watch the trailer for the episode here...

The Winds Of Winter was directed by the mighty Miguel Sapochnik (Hardhome, Battle Of The Bastards). The episode's running time is 69 minutes, making it the longest-ever episode of HBO's swords and sorcery series.

Our review of the previous episode - season 6 episode 9, Battle Of The Bastards - can be found by clicking here.
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Fifty shades of Czech by Richard Mowe - 2015-07-09 16:35:16

Anthropoid film team (from left) Jamie Dornan, Sean Ellis and Czech actress Aňa Geislerová Details of the shoot of new film Anthropoid, featuring Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan as well as Cillian Murphy and Charlotte Le Bon, was unveiled to the media today (July 9) at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Directed by Sean Ellis (The Brøken, Metro Manila), Anthropoid has its roots in Czech history, dealing with the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, protector of Bohemia and Moravia during the Third Reich.

Jamie Dornan plays a Czech war hero in Anthropoid now shooting on location Photo: Film Servis Karlovy Vary Dornan and Murphy play two parachutists Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík who are sent to try to save him. The incident led to an intensification of German repression as well as inspiring further resistance efforts during the Second World War. Operation Anthropoid helped to strengthen feelings of national self-confidence,
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Sean Ellis interview about Metro Manila

John Arcilla and Jake Macapagal as Ong and Oscar in Sean Ellis' Metro Manila Metro Manila director Sean Ellis (Cashback, The Brøken) is just the latest British filmmaker to try his luck in a foreign language, with Gareth Evans' Indonesian set and scripted The Raid already set for an English language remake by Sony subsidiary Screen Gems. Now Ellis's drama/heist hybrid - co-scripted with Frank E Flowers - about a Oscar (Jake Macapagal) and his family, who migrate to Manila for work and find themselves preyed upon at every turn, is set for not just one but, possibly, several reworkings by Fox.

Speaking to him ahead of Metro Manila's release in the UK on September 20, the Brighton-born filmmaker said: "I think it's a great thing and Fox International has obviously seen potential in the remake and I can understand that because it's obviously a very universal story.
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Contest: Win one of three After Dark Horrorfest III boxed sets!!

For those of you who have ever lamented the fact that you're stuck in some snowy backwater town while seemingly everyone else gets to attend cool film festivals like After Dark Horrorfest III: 8 Films to Die For, this contest is for you.

Quiet Earth and the good people at Lionsgate want to give all you readers the chance to bring the horror festivities home in one sweet boxed set that features all 8 films from the fest in gorgeous 3D packaging.

You got Sean Ellis' The Brøken starring Lena Headey and Richard Jenkins. Adam Gierasch's Autopsy starring Jessica Londes and Robert Lasordo. Aussie cannibal flick Dying Breed, as well as the third part in the Butterfly Effect trifecta, "Revelation." But oh baby we're just getting started. We've also got Ki-hwan Oh's Voices (Du saram-yida), Craig Singer's Perkins 14, From Within, and Slaughter.

To win a copy of
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Tribeca Film Festival announces Midnight titles

The folks behind New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival have announced the lineup of the genre-friendly Midnight section for their 2009 event, which runs April 22-May 3 at assorted Manhattan venues. Among these movies are a quartet of Fango-friendly films making their world premieres.

These features include: The House Of The Devil, from The Roost’s Ti West, about a babysitter (Jocelin Donahue) who takes a job with the wrong family, co-starring Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov and Baghead’s Greta Gerwig (West tells us it’ll have its first show April 25); Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio’s Cropsey, a documentary in which the duo investigate the titular Staten Island urban legend; Hysterical Psycho, written and directed by actor Dan Fogler, in which a theater company treks to a cabin by a lake and runs afoul of bloody murder and other craziness; and Paintball, from Spanish director Daniel Benmayor and writer Mario Schoendorff,
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Tribeca Film Festival announces Midnight titles

The folks behind New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival have announced the lineup of the genre-friendly Midnight section for their 2009 event, which runs April 22-May 3 at assorted Manhattan venues. Among these movies are a quartet of Fango-friendly films making their world premieres.

These features include: The House Of The Devil, from The Roost’s Ti West, about a babysitter (Jocelin Donahue) who takes a job with the wrong family, co-starring Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov and Baghead’s Greta Gerwig (West tells us it’ll have its first show April 25); Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio’s Cropsey, a documentary in which the duo investigate the titular Staten Island urban legend; Hysterical Psycho, written and directed by actor Dan Fogler, in which a theater company treks to a cabin by a lake and runs afoul of bloody murder and other craziness; and Paintball, from Spanish director Daniel Benmayor and writer Mario Schoendorff,
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The BRøKEN Review

[While our forum has been a quiet place for the last little while, there are still regular visitors that lurk there and drop some quality opinions on those little films from around the world we love so much. Because I am more than a bit jealous that regular reader Onderhond has seen this film and his thoughts are very well articulated, his review has been punted out of the forum and onto the main-site below:]

It is weird how The Broken seems to have slipped under so many radars. Cashback, Sean Ellis’ first film, gained the director many fans, many of whom should be more than excited to see his follow-up. Maybe it’s because The Broken is very different in style, maybe it’s because Mirrors has a superficially similar theme or maybe it’s just because this film could be quite difficult to market. While Cashback was quite light, humorous and even poetic in tone, The Broken is simply dark and menacing. Something Ellis’ claims to be closer to his home territory, and who can contradict him after seeing his newest film? Every part of the film is tweaked to inject some sense of real dread into the audience.
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Martyrs DVD art; first After Dark disc details

Fango got a first look at cover art for the Weinstein Company and Genius Products’ DVD release of Martyrs. Surprisingly, Pascal Laugier’s much-talked-about gorefest will be going out under the Weinstein label, not as one of its Dimension Extreme titles.

The movie, in which two young women confront torturous terrors in their past and present, will nonetheless be uncut and unrated when it hits DVD April 28. Special features, if any, have yet to be announced; we’ll keep you posted. See our exclusive set report on Martyrs and interview with writer/director Laugier in Fango #281, on sale in February.

We also got the initial news from Lionsgate Home Entertainment about special features for its After Dark Horrorfest titles coming March 31 (see covers and pre-order links here). All of the movies will be presented in widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, accompanied by Miss Horrorfest webisodes. As of now, the most
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Whedon's Cabin Opens Its Doors for Actors

Whedon's  Cabin  Opens Its Doors for Actors
Joss Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods nabbed its first two actors: Richard Jenkins ( The Broken ) and Bradley Whitford ( The West Wing ). Plot details on the film, co-written and directed by Drew Goddard (writer of Cloverfield ), are still under wraps, however, THR says the two will play white-collar types connected to the titular cabin. "They're the first proof that though Cabin in the Woods is a classic horror film, it isn't one you've seen before," Whedon says. It's still far too early for any real buzz over Cabin in the Woods to sweep through the community, but I have a sneaking suspicion that things will certainly ramp up in a few months when principal photography begins. This is supposedly one to keep a close eye on. The script is said to be terrific - a...
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Actors set to visit Whedon’s Cabin

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford are the first two actors to be cast in Joss Whedon’s new fright feature The Cabin In The Woods. Whedon will produce the film and scripted it with Cloverfield’s Drew Goddard, who will direct.

Details on the film’s storyline are being kept under wraps, though it’s said to be a variation on the conventional genre scenario of young people under siege by evil in the title location. The two actors will play white-collar co-workers who share a connection to the cabin. “They’re the first proof that though The Cabin In The Woods is a classic horror film, it isn’t one you’ve seen before,” Whedon tells the trade. Indeed, neither is known for horror work; longtime character actor Jenkins (left) most recently won raves for the indie drama The Visitor, while Whitford (right) is
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After Dark Horrorfest III: 1st DVDetails and Pre-orders

After Dark's Horrorfest III just hit theatres this weekend (running through the 15th) in limited release, and already the first details on DVD's for all of this year's "8 Films to Die For" has arrived. Check out the artwork and pre-order information for all eight, along with the box set after the jump.

Click an image to pre-order:

Adam Gierasch’s Autopsy, Sean EllisThe BRØKEN, Seth Grossman’s The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations, Jody Dwyer’s Dying Breed, Phedon Papamichael’s From Within, Craig Singer’s Perkins’ 14, Stewart Hopewell’s Slaughter and Oh Ki-hwan’s Voices will arrive in-stores on March 31st. No word on special features just yet, but we'll keep you posted as details roll in. For exclusive coverage of Horrorfest III, pick up a copy of Fangoria #279, on-sale now!
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"The Brøken" Film Trailer + First Images

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An awesome poster (Seen above) for a soon-to-be released film called "The Brøken" has hit the internet. The film features Lena Headey as a woman who thinks she sees herself drive by in another car! As she follows this woman, the mystery only gets deeper. By the looks of the new trailer(s), this will be a surefire hidden gem.

The Official trailer is streaming from it's Japanese website, and will begin loading immediately. The trailer is in English.

Edit: A completely different - an even freakier - trailer is now on YouTube, as seen below!

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