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Fantaspoa 2018: Cinestate Acquires Skull - The Mask From FantasMercado Market

Some good news for fans of horror flicks coming out of the Iberoamerican region. The folks at Cinestate are fine for many reasons. They are fine because they are one of the companies behind festival faves like Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99 and lately Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. They were recently very fine because they have resurrected the beloved Fangoria magazine. Now they have achieved a extra level of fineness after acquiring Skull - A Máscara de Anhangá by filmmaker Kapel Furman from Brazil.    Skull was presented during FantasMercado, the first coproduction market at Fantaspoa. While many of the projects pitched found coproduction deals within the Iberoamerican region Skull was the only one to make a deal with a company in...

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Vince Vaughn Joins Kristen Stewart in ‘Against All Enemies’

Vince Vaughn Joins Kristen Stewart in ‘Against All Enemies’
Vince Vaughn has come on board the independent political thriller “Against All Enemies,” starring Kristen Stewart as Jean Seberg.

International sales have launched at the Cannes Film Festival through Memento Films International. UTA is repping U.S. rights.

Jack O’Connell, Anthony Mackie, Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz and Colm Meaney are also starring. Benedict Andrews is directing from a script by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse.

The story centers on attempts by the FBI to discredit Seberg through its Cointelpro program in retaliation for her support of the Black Panther Party. Those efforts included creating a false story in 1970 that the child Seberg was carrying was not fathered by her husband, but by a member of the Black Panther Party.

Vaughn will play Carl Kowalski, the FBI agent in charge of the investigation. Mackie will portray a civil rights activist, and O’Connell has been cast as an FBI agent assigned to surveil the actress.
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‘Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich’ Gets Summer 2018 Theatrical Release Date

Rlje Films has acquired all North American rights to highly anticipated Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (read our review), we learned last month, with plans to release it this coming August. Today the date has been locked down as August 17, 2018! The reimagining of the Full Moon Features cult classic stars Udo Kier (Suspiria, Blade, Brawl in Cell Block 99), Thomas […]
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Film News Roundup: Demetrius Shipp, Essence Atkins to Star in ‘Same Difference’

Film News Roundup: Demetrius Shipp, Essence Atkins to Star in ‘Same Difference’
In today’s film news roundup, Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars in a mystery and the newest “Puppet Master” and the documentary “The Last Horsemen of New York” get distribution.


All Eyez on Me” star Demetrius Shipp Jr., Essence Atkins, Terrence Jenkins, and Edwina Findley have all signed on to star in the indie mystery/drama “Same Difference.”

Produced by Datari Turner and written and directed by Derege Harding, the film follows a young woman (Atkins) who is told that her death is imminent by a mysterious group of people who all start dying one by one. The woman becomes compelled to let go of the past and reconcile with her estranged twin sister, also played by Atkins, who is suffering from alcohol addiction.

The film co-stars Kandi Burruss, Affion Crockett, Kris D. Lofton, Gabby Douglas, Lew Temple, and Page Kennedy. Production has begun in Los Angeles.

Turner, who will
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Jennifer Carpenter and Morris Chestnut join spy series The Enemy Within

According to TV Line, Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) and Morris Chestnut (Rosewood) have signed on to star alongside Raza Jaffrey (Code Black) in the NBC drama pilot The Enemy Within.

Written and executive produced by Ken Woodruff (Gotham), The Enemy Within is described as “a character-driven investigative thriller and will see Carpenter playing CIA operations deputy Erica Wolfe, “a highly intelligent codebreaker who learned her craft from her father”, while Chestnut and Jaffrey both portray FBI counter-intelligence agents.

Carpenter was most recently seen in last year’s Brawl in Cell Block 99 and also lends her voice to Selina Kyle in the recent DC animated movie Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. She has recently completed filming on the crime drama Dragged Across Concrete, which reunites her with Brawl in Cell Block 99 director S. Craig Zahler and Vince Vaughn, as well as Mel Gibson.

Chestnut meanwhile recently finished up his run on the
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Is ‘Non-Violent’ Violence in Movies Immoral?

Samuel Brace on ‘non violent’ violence in cinema…

Violence is rampant in the cinematic space. And it’s not just in films made for adults; it’s also a main marketable feature of movies that target children. Of course, the world is an extremely violent place so therefore one can’t overly complain about such acts being present in our feature length films. However, it seems to me that it’s not necessarily the amount of violence that currently permeates the medium but the way in which violence is presented, and how it’s depicted to young and often impressionable audiences. My supposition being that the violence we see, especially in movies where children are admitted, is immoral because of its casual, unrealistic, and uneventful nature.

I think it’s fair to postulate that this will have, and has already had, serious ramifications for society, and it is a quandary
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Fangoria rises from the grave

Tony Sokol Feb 16, 2018

Horror favourite Fangoria magazine is to return to its pulpy roots...

Fangoria is kind of like the Ramones of horror magazines. Fun, funny, influential and completely accessible, their interviewers asked pertinent questions and the images were filled with gore, suspense and wit. Every horror fan has at least one copy, that they show, and probably a bunch buried somewhere. Quentin Tarantino has boxes of copies, I’m sure. Most covered in some kind of protective plastic like he’s preserving a dead Pharaoh for a movie he’ll never get around to making. But Fangoria Lives. Cinestate, Dallas-based entertainment company founded by movie producer Dallas Sonnier (Bone Tomahawk, Brawl In Cell Block 99) has bought the magazine, and they are set to restore it to its glory days as a print publication.

Fangoria will have a new Editor-In-Chief, film writer Phil Nobile Jr., who was Editor-At-Large for the website Birth.
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Fangoria Horror Magazine is Being Brought Back From the Dead!

I used to read Fangoria Magazine all the time as a teenager. I was always on the hunt for new and different horror films and Fangoria was always my best source. I also enjoyed all of the articles, scoops, and gory photos from the horror movie scene.

The magazine was launched in 1979 and it sold its last print run in 2015. Well, thanks to Cinestate, the multimedia company behind Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99 and the upcoming remake of Puppet Master, the magazine will rise from the grave and move forward under new leadership with a quarterly print publication. The sci-fi magazine Starlog and another horror magazine Gorezone, are also part of the deal. Here's a little promo video teasing the return:


— Fangoria (@Fangoria) February 14, 2018

Phil Nobile Jr., who was the editor-at-large at geek movie website Birth.Movies.Death, has been hired
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Cinestate Acquires Horror Magazine ‘Fangoria’

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Cinestate Acquires Horror Magazine ‘Fangoria’
Fangoria Magazine is returning from its digital grave and back into print. Thanks to new investment, a new editor-in-chief, and a new publisher, the world’s highest-profile horror movie magazine will return as a collectible quarterly, with the first issue set to be released ahead of Halloween. Cinestate, the Texas-based entertainment multimedia company behind “Bone Tomahawk” and “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” completed the deal to acquire all of the assets and trademarks of the Fangoria brand, including the magazine, from the Brooklyn Company. Cinestate CEO Dallas Sonnier and previous publisher Thomas DeFeo signed a deal that transferred the rights to Sonnier...
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‘American Made’ Tops DVD, Blu-ray Charts

Universal Pictures’ “American Made” debuted at No. 1 on the Npd VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Jan. 6.

The film, which stars Tom Cruise as a pilot working for the CIA who becomes a smuggler for Central American drug lords, earned $51.3 million at the domestic box office.

Warner’s “Dunkirk,” the top seller the previous week, slipped to No. 2 on both charts in its third week on shelves.

Rounding out the top five on both charts were Universal’s “Despicable Me 3” at No. 3, Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” at No. 4, and Warner’s “The Lego Ninjago Movie” at No. 5.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 61% of total unit sales for “American Made,” with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray contributing 12% of the total.

“American Made” also debuted at No. 1 on the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 7.

Despicable Me 3
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New to Streaming: ‘Wonderstruck,’ ‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘Lucky,’ ‘Zodiac,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

The Age of Shadows (Kim Jee-woon)

Eyebrows were raised when it was announced that South Korea will submit the as-yet-unreleased espionage thriller The Age of Shadows for Oscar consideration instead of Cannes hits The Handmaiden and The Wailing. Premiering out of competition at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, writer/director Jee-woon Kim’s return to Korean-language cinema after a brief stint in Hollywood with the Schwarzenegger-starrer The Last Stand
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new and ongoing dvd & vod releases, Us/Can, from Dec 26

A simple listing, duplicated from the dvd + vod Us and Canada page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

new dvd+vod Terminator 2: Judgment Day (4k remaster) Blade Runner 2049 Brawl in Cell Block 99 I’m planning to watch… Marshall

2017’s films, ranked by maryann

all reviews, 1997–today

recent releases Aquarius Battle of the Sexes Birthright: A War Story Brigsby Bear California Typewriter A Date for Mad Mary Detroit Dunkirk 11/8/16 (aka November 8th) Good Time I Do… Until I Don’t The Killing of a Sacred Deer The Limehouse Golem Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) Ma’ Rosa Maya Dardel Menashe Motherland Mudbound Patti Cake$ Polina School Life Strad Style Stronger The Tribes of Palos Verdes The Unknown Girl Viceroy’s House Victoria & Abdul The Women’s Balcony
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The Best Movies You May Have Missed in 2017

Rafael Motamayor lists the best movies that may have went under your radar this year…

2017 was a great year for movies, and you can’t convince me of the contrary! We had so many wonderful movies this year, that even thinking about the “best ones” has been nearly impossible. Even outside of the typical Oscar movies that end up on most critics’ lists (myself included), we’ve had a lot of good blockbusters compared to last year – and most if not all superhero movies this year have been great!

In the spirit of list-making season, I decided to write about some great movies that you probably missed this year. From Vince Vaughn crushing bones, to a horror-musical about mermaids, there’s something for everyone.

Patti Cake$

A struggling white-girl rapper is trying to escape her boring smalltown existence and becoming a star. A feel-good movie with a plot that may be too familiar for some,
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December 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Mayhem, Brawl In Cell Block 99, Flatliners (2017)

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Even though Christmas is technically over, that doesn’t mean there still aren’t a few gifts for genre fans this week in the form of some killer Blu-ray and DVD releases. It’s a relatively quiet day for home entertainment debuts, but the films coming home on December 26th make up an entertaining assortment of viewing experiences to get you through this final week of 2017.

Rlj Entertainment is keeping busy on Tuesday with a pair of brutally awesome movies—Joe Lynch’s Mayhem and S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99—and for those of you who may have missed it in theaters, the Flatliners remake comes home to both formats as well. Terminator 2: Judgment Day is coming to 4K this week, too, and you can see Wesley Snipes take on aliens in The Recall, to boot.

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (Rlj Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu,
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Brawl in Cell Block 99 Unleashed in the UK; New Clip

After a hugely successful festival run, the critically acclaimed prison horror film Brawl in Cell Block 99 will be heading to DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on December 26, and we’ve got all the details you need down below along with a clip provided by Universal. If you prefer to go digital, you’ll probably […]

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Oscars 2018: Listen to 53 Original Songs Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

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Oscars 2018: Listen to 53 Original Songs Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award
The Academy Awards shortlist for Best Original Song contains 70 different tunes, which a pedant might say isn’t very short at all. Frontrunners have emerged, like “Remember Me” from the “Coco” soundtrack and Sufjan Stevens’ two contributions to “Call Me by Your Name,” but there’s a variety that may not be reflected when the five nominees are announced January 23. Until then, avail yourself of this playlist.

Read More:Oscars 2018: Listen to Selections from 141 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

Read More:Oscars 2018: How the ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Phantom Thread’ Original Scores Dodged Disqualification

And here’s the not-that-shortlist:

“U.N.I (You And I)” from “And the Winner Isn’t”

“Love And Lies” from “Band Aid

“If I Dare” from “Battle of the Sexes”

“Evermore” from “Beauty and the Beast

“How Does A Moment Last Forever” from “Beauty and the Beast

“Now Or Never” from “Bloodline: Now or Never
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Exclusive: We meet the eccentric and extraordinary Udo Kier for Brawl in Cell Block 99

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Author: Stefan Pape

Having gained something of a cult following for his work, the prolific German actor Udo Kier has starred in well over 200 productions, and one of them is Brawl in Cell Block 99, where he stars alongside Vince Vaughn in this brutal, compelling piece of cinema. We had the pleasure of meeting Kier in a small clothes shop in Toronto, and what transpired was one of our favourite ever interviews.

Before I had even sat down he asked where I was from, so I told him.

“London? That is where I was discovered,” Kier said. “People said they were making a movie, and I had no knowledge about it, but I did the movie and they were very kind, they shot me from far away. I said to myself that I liked the attention, I could live from this, and so I became an actor. And now hundreds
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The Den Of Geek top 20 films of 2017: 20 to 11

Den Of Geek Dec 23, 2017

We start our film of the year countdown, as we go from numbers 20 to 11...

At this time of year, traditions take hold for us. Waiting around the back of Asda for them to stick the ‘reduced’ labels on the bread. Marauding around coffee shops, trying to find one with a seat next to a power socket. And getting all of our writers to put together their favourite films of the year list.

We duly did this, and fed all of those votes into our Zx Spectrum 128k +2, which diligently weighted said votes, and came up with our annual top 20 countdown of films. Tragically, Geostorm didn’t trouble the list, despite Simon’s protests. However, over the next week or two, we’re going through the films that did. And here’s the first part of the countdown, from numbers 20 to 11…

20. Call Me By Your Name

Widely tipped for big Oscar success,
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‘Bone Tomahawk’ & ‘Brawn In Cell Block 99’ Director S. Craig Zahler To Helm ‘Hug Chickenpenny’

So far in his career, S. Craig Zahler has made movies with terrific titles that lived up to every vowel and consonant they contained. “Bone Tomahawk” delivered on the raw-nerved promise of its name, while “Brawl In Cell Block 99” was all that suggested and so much more (it’s awesome). Zahler’s next film is titled “Dragged Across Concrete,” and while I could look up the premise and tell you what it is, honestly, if you’re not thrilled by the title, maybe just stay away.

Continue reading ‘Bone Tomahawk’ & ‘Brawn In Cell Block 99’ Director S. Craig Zahler To Helm ‘Hug Chickenpenny’ at The Playlist.
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Jim Henson Company to Produce S. Craig Zahler’s ‘Hug Chickpenny’

Jim Henson Company to Produce S. Craig Zahler’s ‘Hug Chickpenny’
The Jim Henson Company is coming on board to produce S. Craig Zahler’s movie adaptation of the orphan story “Hug Chickpenny: The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child.”

The designers at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop will work with Zahler to create and build the animatronic puppet versions of the titular character, Hug. Zahler will also direct and produce along with Dallas Sonnier of Cinestate.

The story, described as a gothic Dickensian take on “The Elephant Man,” centers on a hopeful, physically asymmetrical boy who faces challenges in an orphanage and the weird and dangerous world outside. The white-haired baby inspires both ire and pity at the orphanage, until the day that an elderly eccentric adopts him as a pet.

Zahler is the writer-director of “Bone Tomahawk” and “Brawl in Cell Block 99.” The latter starred Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, and Don Johnson and premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2017. His police thriller, “Dragged Across
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