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Poster Round-Up: A Rough Night for the Atomic Blonde Annabelle

Welcome to the latest installment of the Nerdly poster round-up, where we bring you up to speed on some of the best (and worst) movie posters to have hit the interwebs in recent weeks. This edition includes posters for Rough Night, Atomic Blonde, Dunkirk, The 4th, Jurassic World 2, Kill Switch, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Annabelle Creation, American Assassin, Ferdinand, Girls Trip, Flatliners, and The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
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Pov Sci-Fi Mayhem in Full Trailer for 'Kill Switch' Starring Dan Stevens

"It's something that could change the world." What Is this movie?! Saban Films has unveiled a full-length trailer for the unique sci-fi feature Kill Switch (not related to the Steven Seagal action film Kill Switch). This is based on a Pov concept short film called What's in the Box?, which a visual effects supervisor has turned into a feature film. Dan Stevens stars as a pilot who heads into another dimension (created by an energy experiment gone wrong) to save Earth. Also starring Charity Wakefield and Bérénice Marlohe. I really don't know what's going on, but it does seem very cool. This looks like it's half video game, and half movie combined into one, and I'm not sure it's going to work. But I'm definitely curious anyway. Get ready. Here's the full-length trailer (+ poster) for Tim Smit's Kill Switch, direct from YouTube (via Tmb): You can also still
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Dan Stevens Saves the World in Kill Switch [Trailer]

Dan Stevens is definitely having a moment. The "Downton Abbey" star had been a familiar commodity since before his time on the period drama but that show really landed him on the map. Not long after leaving the show he came out swinging for the genre fences with a memorable turn in Adam Wingard's The Guest and he's been popping up everywhere since then.

One of the many projects on his docket is Kill Switch (not to be confused with the Steven Seagal masterpiece of the same name), the directorial debut of VFX artist Tim Smit.

The sci-fi actioner stars Stevens as Will Porter, a pilot who fights to save his family after an experiment to create unlimited energy goes wrong. If you managed to get any of that plotting from the trailer, you're definitely reading some sublimi [Continued ...]
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First Teaser Trailer for Pov Sci-Fi 'Kill Switch' Starring Dan Stevens

"This is the opportunity to explore impossible frontiers." What the heck is this? Saban Films has released a very weird teaser trailer for a sci-fi film titled Kill Switch (not related to the Steven Seagal action film Kill Switch). This one is actually based on a Pov concept short film called What's in the Box?, which a visual effects supervisor has turned into a feature-length film. And it still has some video game-esque Pov shots in it. Dan Stevens stars, with Charity Wakefield, and Bérénice Marlohe. I don't even know what is going on in this trailer, only that Dan Stevens plays a pilot, and there's very weird sci-fi stuff happening. Fire it up. Here's the first teaser trailer for Tim Smit's Kill Switch, direct from YouTube (via Tmb): A pilot (Dan Stevens) battles to save his family and the planet after an experiment for unlimited energy goes wrong.
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5 Great Films New to Movies On Demand in May 2017, Including ‘Logan,’ ‘Get Out’ and ‘Raw’ — IndieWire on Demand

5 Great Films New to Movies On Demand in May 2017, Including ‘Logan,’ ‘Get Out’ and ‘Raw’ — IndieWire on Demand
[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Movies on Demand. Catch up on the latest films On Demand here.]

Movies on Demand has another month of audience favorites in store, including some of the most popular titles of the year so far. Check out five of our favorite films from the upcoming month below, as well as the full list of great movies available throughout May.

1) “I Am Not Your Negro” (Available May 2)

Raoul Peck’s documentary about the life and work of James Baldwin is a stunning tribute to the writer’s vital work. Even thirty years after his death, Baldwin’s words still cut to the heart of issues confronting American society. With performances of Baldwin’s writing from narrator Samuel L. Jackson, Peck provides a deeply human gateway to understanding the achievements and contributions of a man who still has much to say about how our country understands race.

2) “The Salesman” (Available May 2)

Somewhat lost in the weeks of Oscars aftermath is the recognition of director Asghar Farhadi’s latest film,
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Horror Highlights: Pool Party Massacre, Armed Response, Bethany Q&A, Jenna Coleman to Attend Wizard World Minneapolis

Take a look at the totally killer party in the first trailer for Drew Marvick's Pool Party Massacre. Also in today's Highlights: production details for WWE Studios' and Saban Films' Armed Response, a cool Q&A with Stefanie Estes from Bethany, and details on Jenna Coleman's upcoming attendance at Wizard World Minneapolis 2017.

Check Out the Trailer for Pool Party Massacre: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA - Floating Eye Films has released the first trailer and stills for the old school splatterfest Pool Party Massacre. The debut feature from horror fanatic Drew Marvick, Pool Party Massacre is an ultra low-budget 80's-inspired slasher that cuts to the flesh and bone of a group of young friends. With a pounding synth score and a heavy metal soundtrack, Marvick has crafted a loving homage to the body count of 80s B-movies.

Blair Winthorpe, a high-maintenance young socialite, is having
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Saban’s Feature Film Label Banks on VOD Releases, Genre Breakouts

In 2014, after financing features and TV shows for some three decades, Haim Saban was ready to establish a North American film label of his own. “With the very rapid expansion of distribution platforms, we want to be in the supply chain with as many types of programs as we can,” he says.

Yet when former Rlj Entertainment exec Bill Bromiley approached the billionaire’s L.A.-based investment firm Saban Capital Group with the idea for Saban Films, it took a bit of convincing.

“I pitched a business plan based in the premium VOD world, and there were many people that I had to get through in order to get Haim to approve it,” says Saban Films president Bromiley. “He was concerned that the film business could be very volatile, and wasn’t interested in taking huge chances, so he asked lots of questions.”

Bromiley sold him on a business
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Saban Films Buys John Hawkes’ Drama ‘Small Town Crime’

Saban Films Buys John Hawkes’ Drama ‘Small Town Crime’
Saban Films and DirecTV have bought the North American rights to John Hawkes’ drama “Small Town Crime” following the world premiere at SXSW.

Small Town Crime,” financed and developed by Avva Pictures, was written and directed by Eshom and Ian Nelms. The film also stars Anthony Anderson, Robert Forster and Octavia Spencer. Saban is planning a fourth quarter theatrical release.

Hawkes plays an ex-cop who discovers the body of a young woman and, in an act of self-redemption, becomes hellbent on finding the killer. His dogged determination unwittingly puts his sister (played by Spencer) and best friend (Anderson) in danger. The cast also includes Clifton Collins, Jr., Michael Vartan, James Lafferty, Daniel Sunjata, Caity Lotz, Jeremy Ratchford, Don Harvey, Stefanie Scott and Dale Dickey.

John J. Kelly, Brad Johnson and Parisa Caviani produced, alongside executive producers Octavia Spencer and Merhdad Elie. The film was financed by Avva Pictures.

Bill Bromiley,
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The Truth is Out There: How The X-Files Forever Changed Genre Television

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[Originally appeared in Deadly Magazine #5] In 1993, The X-Files premiered on Fox, forever changing genre television, and after 20 years, its influence is still felt. No series since The X-Files has even come close to creating such incredibly nuanced and compelling storytelling than what Chris Carter’s series delivered each week for nine seasons.

What made The X-Files so remarkable was that it hit the ground running from its first episode and maintained that momentum. While Seasons 8 and 9 aren’t remembered fondly by fans, I’d argue that the storytelling still remained strong until the series finale in May 2002.

Known generally for its overarching alien and governmental conspiracy plots, The X-Files always managed to find clever and unusual ways to celebrate so many horror and sci-fi tropes, much like its predecessors (The Twilight Zone and Kolchak: The Night Stalker influenced Carter when he was first conceiving the series in the early ’90’s.)

The conspiracy plot gave The X-Files
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Looking back at Barb Wire: an overlooked 90s masterpiece?

Pamela Anderson headlined Barb Wire, an 18-certificate comic book movie from the 1990s. How does it hold up?

I like to write silly articles about terrible films, but I prefer to write silly articles that go on about how much I’ve enjoyed a film that most people wouldn’t bother with. Den of Geek will often send me odd films with rotten reputations and it’s always my hope that I’m going to get something like Chuck NorrisInvasion U.S.A., which is kind of out there but also kind of brilliant. More often, though, I’ll end up with a Santa With Muscles or a Nick Fury: Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

When I read silly film look backs that other people have written around the internet, I’ll sometimes come away with the impression that the person has set out to trash an easy target.
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Castle season 7 episode 18 review: At Close Range

Castle devotes its most recent episode to the Ryan/Esposito bromance that's been a mainstay of the show for seasons...

This review contains spoilers.

7.18 At Close Range

Yes, we love Caskett. Caskett is the reason we watch Castle. But it’s certainly not the only ‘ship we enjoy. When the writers have made us crazy by keeping Caskett apart and we’d thought, “Screw this, I’m out!” who kept us coming back?

That’s right: the bromance of Ryan and Esposito. They are just as funny, just as smart, and just as devoted (both to each other and Rick and Kate) as Caskett, but they never, ever break up or pretend not to hear the other when hovering near death. They always come through, even when that other couple leave us hanging, angry and/or frustrated.

And why not? Ryan and Esposito are both stand-up guys, dedicated to their jobs,
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Castle season 7 episode 10 review: Bad Santa

Castle finally delivers a satisfying, surprising Christmas and mafia-themed episode. Here's Laura's review of Bad Santa...

This review contains spoilers.

7.10 Bad Santa

What a relief!

This season of Castle has not been one of their best. From ridiculous plots (involving inter-dimensional travel) to non-existent ones (where any useful evidence is withheld until seconds before the killer is revealed) to the explanation that is nothing of the kind (Rick ran away from last season’s wedding to do what exactly?), it’s been pretty disappointing. So honesty, I wasn’t expecting much this last week. And that’s especially sad considering the episode, Bad Santa, includes two actors I generally love: Vincent Spano and Paul Ben-Victor. But their appearances did have me expecting a mafia-related episode, and I think that was probably the only thing I guessed right. I was certainly wrong about the level of quality I expected.

Because this
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Castle season 7 episode 9 review: Last Action Hero

This week's Castle takes its name from a 90s Arnie action spoof, but does it deliver on that meta promise? Here's Laura's review...

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7.9 Last Action Hero

Sometimes, the hardest thing about reviewing something is overcoming the expectations that you take in with you. In some cases, this is purely a result of the individual makeup of the reviewer. In others, it’s because the producers created those expectations. For me, this week, with Castle, it’s both. And that’s because a) the writers chose to title last week’s episode Last Action Hero, and b) I may be the only critic alive to have really enjoyed the 1993 John McTiernan film of the same name, starring/spoofing Arnold Schwarzenegger.

What sold me on the movie, aside from Charles Dance as a dastardly villain and its metanarrative, was its satire. As an action-movie fan who is also
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Castle season 7 episode 8 review: Kill Switch

A promising premise turns into a mess in this disappointing episode. Here's Laura's review...

This review contains spoilers.

7.8 Kill Switch

One of the things that Castle generally does fairly well is plotting. While much of the minutiae of writing on the show - the dialogue, the characterization, the explication - often fails to hit the mark, Castle has brought us some really imaginative crimes even as it rides the lines between Rick’s unbelievable criminal fantasy and Kate's extremely pedestrian realism. It also does a great job at giving most of us that wonderfully self-congratulatory moment of “a-ha!” just a bit before all the pieces fall into place for our detectives.

Kill Switch, on the other hand, does neither.

The episode starts out promisingly enough as when the murder of Paul Reeves, a Gao investigator, in the park leads to an Occupy-style economic activist. Esposito and Ryan are on his
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Castle Season 7 Episode 8 Review: “Kill Switch”

In this Esposito-centric episode, we get a lot more of the recurring female characters, as well as a bit of a health scare reminiscent of recent events. We start with our newlyweds arriving to their first crime scene since the honeymoon. “You still remind me a little of Hooch” was a great callback not only to season 2, but also to the former Opening Narration (it’s been a while, so if you forgot, it began: “There are two kinds of folk who sit around and think about how to kill people – psychopaths and mystery writers. I’m the kind that pays better”). Our victim, Paul, was found on a park bench with a shot to the head. Castle and Beckett speak to his brother, who says Paul worked a lot at a government job, where he’d recently gotten a disturbing call with a scheduled meet-up that very morning. His boss…
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Castle Recap: Subway Fare

Castle Recap: Subway Fare
This week on ABC’s Castle, Detective Esposito found himself on the wrong track, held hostage on a subway train by a man with a mysterious agenda.

Because of news preemptions at the top of the hour, I was not privy to the catalyst for Espo’s subterranean ordeal — something about someone who was killed for investigating a lab? — but the gist of the episode remained largely decipherable. Besides, the main question here was how Espo (and his new transit cop friend) might extricate themselves and the (oddly scant number of!) other riders from this tense standoff, while at the
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New Castle Season 7,Episode 8 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By ABC

Recently, ABC released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Castle" episode 8 of season 7. The episode is entitled, "Kill Switch," and it sounds like things will get very drama-filled and mega intense as a crazy gunman holds up a subway that contains Esposito and a bunch of scared passengers, and more! In the new, 8th episode press release: When subway passengers, including Detective Esposito, are taken hostage by a mysterious gunman, Castle, Beckett and the team are going to have to uncover the gunman's agenda before it’s too late. Guest stars feature: Will Rothhaar as Jared Stone, Maya Stojan as Tory Ellis, Nathan Anderson as Brent Reeves and Wendy Braun as Carol Jarvis. The episode was written by David Amann and it was directed by Jeannot Szwarc. Episode 8 is set to air on Monday night, November 24th at 9pm central time on ABC.
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Stana Katic Ponders Her Castle Future: 'For Me It's About Art Over Finance'

Stana Katic Ponders Her Castle Future: 'For Me It's About Art Over Finance'
Castle‘s seventh season already has proven to be a landmark one, in that Rick and Kate finally (finally) tied the knot. But this cycle could also make its mark in other ways, as leads Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic will have to make a decision about their future with the trusty ABC procedural.

Here in Part 2 of my sit-down with Katic, she previews the ersatz Caskett honeymoon to come (airing tonight at 10/9c), sings the praises of a showcase for a fellow cast member and ponders the possibility of Season 8 (and beyond).

Tvline | In lieu of a proper honeymoon,
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'Castle' boss on new episodes, a wedding, and a game-changing cliffhanger

'Castle' boss on new episodes, a wedding, and a game-changing cliffhanger
Update: This post has been updated to reflect the fact that Castle will air the sixth episode of its seventh season next Monday, Nov. 10. Last fans heard of Castle's disappearance, Castle was being warned that he might not want the truth. And according to showrunner David Amann, the truth isn't going to reveal itself anytime soon considering that Castle's disappearance won't be revisited in the next four episodes. However, Amann did promise that we'll come into contact with it again in the near future. And when we do, fans don't need to be worried about the truth messing with Castle and Beckett's relationship.
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New Castle Season 7 Violent Subway Hostage Spoilers Revealed For Episode 8

Recently, TV Line served up their newest spoiler chat session, and dished out new spoiler intel for Castle season 7 in regards to some very wild events that will take place in episode 8 labeled, "Kill Switch." It turns out that we'll see a deadly gunman stick up a subway car and take some hostages captive! It will revolve around the murder of a big time movie star. In their spoiler chat reveal, they stated when asked about episode 8: "Titled “Kill Switch,” the episode revolves around a routine investigation that turns deadly when a gunman takes hostages on a subway car — including one of the 12th’s finest. Bonus Scoop: Married with Children‘s Ted McGinley is set to guest-star in Episode 9’s Expendables riff as Brock Harmon, an aging, larger-than-life B-movie action vet (and the husband of the recently cast Krista Allen). The ep revolves around the murder of a Stallone-like movie star.
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