Yoga Butts Shake In the ‘Attack of the 50 foot Cheerleader’ Trailer

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:22

Now on various VOD platforms from Lionsgate Home Entertainment is Kevin O’Neill’s Attack of the 50 foot Cheerleader, starring Olivia Alexander and Jena Sims.

We now have a trailer for the EPIX original movie in which a college co-ed is transformed into an enormous cheerleader after using an experimental drug. There’s plenty of cheers for girls in yoga shorts!

Cheerleader Cassie Stratford (Jena Sims) downs an experimental drug that’s supposed to enhance her looks and athletic abilities. But instead, it makes her grow into a 50-foot giant!” The film is a modern day take on the great Roger Corman genre pictures.

Mercy Malick, Sasha Jackson, John Landis, Treat Williams, Ted Raimi, Roger Corman, Anne McDaniels, Paula LaBaredas, Paula Trickey, Mary Woronov, Angelina Armani, Madison Dylan, Annie Wood, Betsy Landin, Jennifer Wenger, and Jason Etter also star.

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Rob Zombie Announces Live Q&A with Fans

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:16

How would YOU, yes, YOU, like an opportunity to chat with Rob Zombie himself regarding his next feature film, 31? Well, dreams and nightmares do come true, and we have your details right here. Dig em!

From the Press Release
Rob Zombie announces a live video stream this Friday, August 8th, at 10am PT/1pm ET. He will be responding to questions and comments about his new movie, 31.

Go to RZ-31.com to watch LIVE as Rob discusses everything concerning 31 and how you can be part of it.

You can ask questions on Twitter using the hashtag #RZ31, via Facebook under the Live Stream Launches Now post, or in the comments section at RZ-31.com. He'll get to as many as he can.

After months of teasing fans with video clips and mysterious messages, Rob Zombie unveiled a crowdfunding campaign for his new film 31 at RZ-31.com, offering up an incredible array of exclusive merchandise, one of a kind collectibles from past movies, original artwork, and unprecedented access to both the 31 movie set and his concerts.

"All I can tell you is that it’s a completely original idea; it’s something new," said Zombie in a previous interview. "It’s not based on anything. I’ll start shooting the movie in the fall. So hopefully starting from October, I’ll start shooting it."

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[TV] Clive Owen Gets Inspirational In “The Knick” Clip

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:15

Premiering tomorrow on Cinemax is Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick,” which stars a nitty gritty Clive Owen living in New York in 1900.

‘The Knick’ centers on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff, who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. The writing team of Jack Amiel and Michael Begler (Raising Helen, Big Miracle), who wrote the pilot for the series, will serve as executive producers, along with Soderbergh, Owen, Michael Sugar (Rendition) and Gregory Jacobs (Behind the Candelabra).

Check out these two clips of Owen, one in which he gets all racist on a job applicant, the other where he delivers a powerful speech.

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New At The Devil's Door Clip Looking for a Little Company

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:06

A new clip has arrived for At the Devil's Door (review), which will be arriving on VOD/digital on August 8th with a theatrical release to follow on September 12th courtesy of IFC Midnight. Check it out while you're hanging around, will ya?

Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact) directs, and Naya Rivera, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ashley Rickards, Wyatt Russell, and Ava Acres star.

Synopsis
It's looking for a home…

When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property. When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh's artist sister, Vera, into its web — and has sinister plans for both of them.




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Chat Live With ’31′ Director Rob Zombie Tomorrow

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:04

Rob Zombie announced today a live video stream this Friday, August 8th at 1pm EST. He will be responding to questions and comments about his new movie, 31, first announced here.

Join me for a live video chat on Friday August 8th at 1pm ET.

Go to RZ-31.com to watch LIVE as I discuss everything concerning ’31′ and how you can be part of it.

You can ask questions on twitter using the hashtag #RZ31, via Facebook under the Live Stream Launches Now post or in the comments section at RZ-31.com. I’ll get to as many as I can.

After months of teasing fans with video clips and mysterious messages, Rob Zombie unveiled a crowdfunding campaign for his new film 31 at RZ-31.com.

Offering up an incredible array of exclusive merchandise, one of a kind collectibles from past movies, original artwork and unprecedented access to both the 31 movie set and his concerts.

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First Annabelle Image Found Lounging Around

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:58

Heading our way on October 3rd, presented by Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema, The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle will be haunting our nightmares, but right now we have the first official still. Dig it!

Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders), Alfre Woodard, and Ward Horton are starring in the film with John Leonetti, the cinematographer on The Conjuring, directing from a script by Gary Dauberman. Tony Amendola, Eric Ladin, and Brian Howe co-star.

The producers are Peter Safran, Joan Mao, and James Wan.

The Conjuring included a haunted doll named Annabelle as part of a collection of demonic objects assembled by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga.

For more info visit the official Annabelle website, and "like" Annabelle on Facebook.

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - New Clips and B-Roll!

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:52

Ready to become green with envy? Then you're gonna really dig on these B-roll videos for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Want something a bit more colorful? Then these two new clips should do the trick! Read on!

Following the groundbreaking film that grossed $160 million worldwide, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For reunites Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller for the next chapter in this trailblazing series.

Weaving together stunning visuals with an uncompromising, hard-boiled plot, the film promises more lurid tales from the various residents of Basin City. With a star-studded cast that includes Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jessica Alba, Juno Temple, Josh Brolin, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke, Jamie Chung, Lady Gaga, and Christopher Meloni, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For ensures an experience like no other!

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Synopsis
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow-up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 groundbreaking film FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY.













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‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Black Maria SE Box Set Detailed!!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:49

It’s been imitated and remade, but never equaled. Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre rose from a notorious 1974 sleeper sensation to rank as one of the greatest horror films ever made. Now, to mark the film’s 40th anniversary, Dark Sky Films is presenting the digitally re-mastered masterpiece on Blu-ray for the first time in a stunning Limited Deluxe “Black Maria” Collector’s Edition box set.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre appears in an all-new 4K digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by director Hooper (Poltergeist). This release marks the only transfer of the film to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras. The Limited Deluxe “Black Maria” Edition of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre will be released at retail in October but will be available exclusively at www.gorgon-video.com for 30 days starting September 16, 2014. Fans of the film will recognize the unique packaging as a replica of the iconic ‘Black Maria’ cattle truck that comes to Sally Hardesty’s rescue when she’s being pursued by Leatherface, a fitting nod to the legions of TCSM enthusiasts who were instrumental in keeping the film at the forefront of the genre throughout for the past 40 years and a true collectible display piece.’

This four-disc DVD/Blu-ray combo pack will include a wealth of extras, including:

-A Leatherface apron
-Theatrical mini-poster
-Five audio options
-Four feature commentaries with the filmmakers and cast,
-Several making-of featurettes
-Deleted scenes, outtakes, bloopers, trailers and much more

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre received a mixed critical reception upon its initial release – the Los Angeles Times called it “despicable” – but horror fans immediately recognized it has a breakthrough in unbearable suspense. The story, written by director Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel, is dreadfully simple: Five young people on a weekend getaway in remote Texas countryside fall prey to a chain saw-wielding butcher (dubbed Leatherface because of his mask made of human skin) and his demented cannibalistic family. Thanks to startling scenes such as a woman being impaled on a meat hook, horror cinema would never be the same. Violent, confrontational and shockingly realistic, the film terrified audiences and was the most buzzed-about release of its time (a buzz fueled by the marketing campaign that claimed it was based on a true story).

Thrust upon an America disillusioned by the Vietnam War and Watergate, the 1974 shocker faced a storm of controversy, censorship and outcry. But this masterpiece of horror has stood the test of time to become a landmark motion picture and cultural milestone, having opened the (sliding steel) door to the entire slasher genre of the 1980s and beyond.

In addition to the Limited Deluxe “Black Maria” Edition of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre , the film will also be released as a standard DVD, Blu-ray and DVD/Blu-ray Combo on September 16 at retail outlets nationwide.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 40th ANNIVERSARY BLACK MARIA LIMITED EDITION BOX SET
Street Date: Exclusively at gorgon-video.com only September 16, 2014
Street Date: retail outlets nationwide October 14, 2014
SRP: $99.98
Rate R
4K Digital Transfer, 7/1 Surround audio
EXTRAS:
A Collector’s Edition Bonus Disc:
* The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth
* Flesh Wounds: Seven Stories of the Saw
* A Tour of the TCSM House with Gunnar Hansen
* Off the Hook with Teri McMinn
* The Business of Chain Saw: An Interview with Production Manager Ron Bozman
* New Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Grandpa’s Tales: An Interview with John Dugan
* Cutting Chain Saw: An Interview With Editor J. Larry Carroll
* Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Blooper Reel
* Outtakes from “The Shocking Truth”
* Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: TCSM
* Dr. W.E. Barnes Presents “Making Grandpa”
* Still Gallery
* 40th Anniversary Trailer
* Trailers
* TV Spots
* Radio Spots

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD & BD COMBO
Street Date: September 16, 2014
SRP: $49.98
Rated R
4k Digital Transfer, 7.1 Surround audio
EXTRAS:
Collector’s Edition Bonus Disc:
* The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth
* Flesh Wounds: Seven Stories of the Saw
* A Tour of the TCSM House with Gunnar Hansen
* Off the Hook with Teri McMinn
* The Business of Chain Saw: An Interview with Production Manager Ron Bozman
* New Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Grandpa’s Tales: An Interview with John Dugan
* Cutting Chain Saw: An Interview With Editor J. Larry Carroll
* Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Blooper Reel
* Outtakes from “The Shocking Truth”
* Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: TCSM
* Dr. W.E. Barnes Presents “Making Grandpa”
* Still Gallery
* 40th Anniversary Trailer
* Trailers
* TV Spots
* Radio Spots

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 40th ANNIVERSARY DVD OR BD
Street Date: September 16, 2014
SRP: $24.98 DVD / $29.98 BLU-RAY
Rated R
4k Digital Transfer, 7.1 Surround audio
EXTRAS:
4 Feature Commentaries:

* Writer-Producer-Director Tobe Hooper, actor Gunnar Hansen, Cinematographer Daniel Pearl
* Actors Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, and Paul A. Partain, and Production Designer Robert Burns
* NEW Commentary with Writer-Producer-Director Tobe Hooper
* NEW Commentary with Cinematographer Daniel Pearl, Editor J. Larry Carroll and Sound Recordist Ted Nicolaou

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Don’t Lie, You’re In Love With ‘Sin City’ Star Alexa Vega (Clips)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:35

We’ve been obsessing ever since we saw the first taste of Alexa Vega in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills.

Now, she’s taking on a role in TWC-Dimension’s August 22 release of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

She’ll play Gilda, says this new poster, which rivals any beauty shot of Eva Green and Jessica Alba. I think it’s safe to say the new Sin City features a whole lotta strong women – and we like that.

We also just updated the article with two clips, one that doesn’t carry an empty threat, the other putting Marv’s rampage on display.

The sequel is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.

Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Juno Temple, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Crystal McCahill, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Julia Garner, Ray Liotta and Stacy Keach all star.

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Third Cryptic Teaser Surfaces for BioWare’s New Game

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:31

For the last couple of weeks, BioWare has been teasing a new game that may or may not be called Shadow Realms. Each teaser trailer has centered around a kid, some of which seem to have discovered latent powers — or something. This new teaser doesn’t shed much light on the game, as it’s about as cryptic as the first two. Check it out below.

If you missed the other trailers, you can find them here and here.

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Final ‘The Boxtrolls’ Poster a Horde of Characters

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:28

From Focus Features and LAIKA, the team behind ParaNorman and Coraline, comes the latest stop-motion animated 3-D extravaganza, the “Jungle Book” and “Frankenstein”-esque The Boxtrolls!

Directed by Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable, here’s a new theatrical poster that’s loaded with characters.

In theaters September 26, the film is “A family event movie that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

The voice cast includes Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan.

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‘Annabelle’ Is Up to No Good In This First Image!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:24

Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema has sent Bloody Disgusting the first ever image from Annabelle, their supernatural thriller spinoff to their incredible The Conjuring.

The image shows a pregnant Annabelle Wallis as ‘Mia Form’ with her husband John (Ward Horton), looking oh-so nervously at the infamous Annabelle doll.

Haunting theaters October 3rd, John Leonetti, the cinematographer on The Conjuring, directing from a script by Gary Dauberman.

The Conjuring included a haunted doll named Annabelle as part of a collection of demonic objects assembled by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga.

The Conjuring 2 is still penciled down for release on October 23, 2015. Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes are penning the sequel.

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‘At the Devil’s Door’ Clip Creepily Hangs Out

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:12

The Pact director Nicholas McCarthy’s newest supernatural horror, Home, world premiered at SXSW this past March where it was acquired by IFC Midnight.

Newly titled At the Devil’s Door (read our review), check out this first clip from the film opening pre-theatrically on VOD/digital August 8 with theatrical release to follow on September 12.

In the supernatural horror starring Naya Rivera, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ashley Rickards, Wyatt Russell and Ava Acres, “when ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property. When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh’s artist sister Vera into its web — and has sinister plans for both of them.

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The Babadook Terrorizes the United States This November

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:41

Just one week after being handed a release date over in the UK, The Babadook (review) has finally been given the same treatment here in the States, soon headed our way courtesy of IFC Midnight. Can we get a hallelujah?!

The label just announced today that they will be releasing the critically acclaimed spookshow on November 28th.

The Babadook will have its UK premiere at Film4 FrightFest on August 23rd at Vue West End in London’s Leicester Square.

Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, the film stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear.

Synopsis
Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6-year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control; he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behavior, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.

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Six More Join HBO's Westworld Series

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:23

Currently in the works over at HBO is a series adaptation of Westworld, a 1973 film written and directed by Michael Crichton. As shooting readies for the pilot episode, a whopping six new actors have joined the cast, and we've got all the latest info for you today.

Per TV Line, Jeffrey Wright (pictured; "Boardwalk Empire"), Rodrigo Santoro ("Lost"), and Shannon Woodward ("Raising Hope") have joined the sci-fi drama pilot. Additionally, Ingrid Bolso Berdal (Hercules), Angela Sarafyan (The Good Guys), and Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside) have been added to the ensemble.

As previously announced, Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood will also star in the series, revolving around a futuristic theme park where robots go berserk and attack the guests

Hopkins is set to play Dr. Robert Ford, the brilliant, taciturn, and complicated creative director, chief programmer, and chairman of the board of Westworld, who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park — and unorthodox methods of achieving it. Wood will portray Dolores Abernathy, the quintessential farm girl of the frontier West — who is about to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie.

Below you'll find a rundown of the characters the six new actors have been cast to play.

Wright | Bernard Lowe: The brilliant and quixotic head of the park’s Programming Division, Bernard’s keen observation of human nature provides him with boundless inspiration for his life’s work: creating artificial people.

Santoro | Harlan Bell: Terrifying and brutal, with a dark sense of humor, Harlan is Westworld’s perennial “Most Wanted” bandit. He subscribes to the theory that the West is a wild place, and the only way to survive is to embrace the role of predator.

Woodward | Elsie King: A sardonic rising star in the Programming division, Elsie is charged with diagnosing the odd quirks of behaviors in the park’s hosts.

Berdal | Armistice: A savage fighter and brutal bandit, her ruthlessness with her victims is surpassed only by her abiding loyalty to her fellow outlaws.

Sarafyan | Clementine Pennyfeather: One of Westworld’s most popular attractions, every aspect of Clementine is perfectly beguiling, by design.

Quarterman | Lee Sizemore: The narrative director of Westworld, his inspired storylines consistently delight or terrify the guests — and his artistic temperament consistently grates on his colleagues.

J.J. Abrams will executive produce alongside veteran producer Jerry Weintraub and Bad Robot's Bryan Burk. "Person of Interest's" Jonathan Nolan, who co-wrote the pilot, will executive produce and direct as well. Lisa Joy co-wrote the pilot and will exec produce. Kathy Lingg will co-EP and Athena Wickham is a producer on the Warner Bros. Television drama. David Coatsworth is set as a co-EP and line producer with Susie Ekins set as a co-producer. "Westworld" hails from Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions, and Kilter Films.

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The Devil's Carnival Episode 2 in Production; David Hasselhoff and More Join Cast

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:13

It's been a long while since last we spoke about Darren Lynn Bousman's surreal wonderland known as The Devil’s Carnival (review). Now creators Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back working on The Devil's Carnival 2: Alleluia, and we have more details for you right here.

Check out The Devil's Carnival on Facebook, and follow The Devil's Carnival on Twitter for TONS of behind-the-scenes images. Look for a full report from the set soon.

Per Deadline, Barry Bostwick, Ted Neeley, Adam Pascal, and David Hasselhoff have been added to appear alongside returnees Zdunich, Paul Sorvino, rapper Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Briana Evigan, Marc Senter, and Dayton Callie. Musicians Chantal Claret, Jimmy Urine, Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, and Kevin “Ogre” Ogilvie from Skinny Puppy round out the ensemble of carnies and lost souls whose paths cross at a theme park.

Zdunich wrote the script and co-wrote the musical numbers with Saar Hendelman. Producers are Chris M. Bonifay and Sean E. Demott. Brian Perera is executive producer.

Check out The Hoff below doing what Germany LOVES best!

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - The Cast and Crew Speak!

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:00

You know you’ve arrived – not just as a filmmaker but as a human being – when President Barack Obama comes over to your pad to hang out poolside and have some lunch. Though Robert Rodriguez was coy about that bit of info slipping out at the Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For press conference in Beverly Hills last week.

He did admit he made pizza pies for the prez. “Yes, we had POTUS pizza,” he quipped.

Also on hand for the Dimension Films event were Rodriguez’s co-director, Frank Miller, and stars Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Eva Green and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Based on Miller's Dark Horse Comics series, the sequel includes two segments derived from existing storylines A Dame to Kill For and Just Another Saturday Night plus brand-new original stories The Big Fat Kill and The Long, Bad Night. Favorite characters seen in the first film are back (with a vengeance, of course!): Alba as exotic dancer Nancy, Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Mickey Rourke as muscle Marv, and there are some new faces as well -- Green as femme fatale Ava, Gordon-Levitt as lucky Johnny, and Brolin slips in seamlessly as Dwight (who was played by Clive Owen in the first film).

The sequel has Rodriguez and Miller recreating the stark, dark and contrasty look of the first flick, shooting entirely against a green screen and in 3D. The scenery was added later, and they took great care in digitally manipulating the lighting and design in post-production. “It’s like being an artist,” said Rodriguez. “You pencil out your sketch first, then you fill it in.

For Miller’s part, he thinks the whole process is rather like reverse-engineering. “We take a movie and make it into a book.

Q: What was it like shooting with so much green screen?

Josh Brolin: You have to find the cadence. The cadence doesn't come to you. It's the kind of movie you really have to dive into. You can't manipulate the movie. And you can't manipulate Frank Miller's mind.

Frank Miller: Many have tried.

Miller said that although some things are ingrained – “I draw the way I draw,” regardless of whether or not he knows who might be playing certain individuals in a film – in some ways he’s evolved as a storyteller. “I am far more aware of character than I used to be,” he said.

Q: How did you newbies feel, stepping into the legendary Sin City?

Josh Brolin: I was a big fan of the first movie, but this one is different. The opportunity to be able to do it was really unnerving, but when I watched it afterwards, it was one of the few movies that I've done where I thought, 'Thank God I'm in this movie. I'm really proud to be in this movie.' I would go see a few times if weren't in it, but because I'm in it, it would seem pretentious.

Q: What did you like best about it, Joe?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: I liked the cover page of the script, where it said, “Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller.” [What I really liked about it was] you get to become a cartoon in a way. We're not in the real world, in Sin City.

In fact, Levitt revealed that it was totally unreal from Day One. On his very first day or work, he shot two surreal scenes, back-to-back: one with Christopher Lloyd and one with Lady Gaga!

Eva Green: Playing Ava, it was a challenge to still be believable and lie all the time... she's so bad, so that was very fun. No conscience. No sense of right or wrong. She's pretty evil. But it was interesting to play all these different women in one.

Though the actors had some challenges, the co-directors’ mettle was also tested. It’s not easy to top an unforgettable first film, or at least try to compare. Dashing the hopes of Starbucks scribes everywhere, Rodriguez said the secret to great writing is a great environment. “Everything around you needs to be inspiring,” he said.

Q: How has Nancy evolved since the original film?

Jessica Alba: Nancy is devastated. She's an alcoholic, she's still dancing, and she's not happy about it. That wasn’t easy, all those skimpy costumes, because I'm a mom. I have two kids. I run a company. I'm not this drunk stripper, so I really had to get into that headspace of the character. But I liked playing a character who goes from being a sweet, innocent, naive victim to this very powerful warrior who takes her life into her own hands and gets revenge.

Revenge is indeed the name of the gory game in Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For. Although it’s not a horror film, the body count is just as high as any – not to mention eye-gouges, eviscerations, bludgeoning and blood (mostly white… but just as flowing as the red stuff). See for yourself when the film opens nationwide on August 22, 2014.

Following the groundbreaking film that grossed $160 million worldwide, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For reunites Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller for the next chapter in this trailblazing series.

Weaving together stunning visuals with an uncompromising, hard-boiled plot, the film promises more lurid tales from the various residents of Basin City. With a star-studded cast that includes Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jessica Alba, Juno Temple, Josh Brolin, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke, Jamie Chung, Lady Gaga, and Christopher Meloni, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For ensures an experience like no other!

Related News: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For archive

Synopsis
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow-up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 groundbreaking film FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY.

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Take a Wild Ride with this Pair of Promos for Sleepy Hollow Season 2

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:52

We're closing in on the September 22nd premiere date for "Sleepy Hollow" Season 2, and Fox is pulling out all the stops to make sure you remember that it's on its way. Here's a pair of new promos that promise a wild ride awaits!

"Sleepy Hollow" focuses on a resurrected Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who’s pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to America’s founding fathers. Along for the wild ride is a modern-day cop, Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie).

Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, and John Noble return, and joining the show this coming season are Timothy Busfield as Benjamin Franklin; Sakina Jaffrey as Sheriff Reyes, filling in for the incarcerated Frank Irving (Jones); and Matt Barr as Nick Hawley, an arms dealer who gets drawn into Ichabod and Abbie's work.

Season 2 of "Sleepy Hollow" will be an expanded 18 episodes, and we should have a synopsis for Episode 2.01 shortly - stay tuned! If you're still not quite caught up on Season 1, the Blu-ray and DVD arrive on September 16th.

For more info visit "Sleepy Hollow" on Fox.com, "like" "Sleepy Hollow" on Facebook, and follow "Sleepy Hollow" on Twitter.







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[Preview] Marvel’s “Original Sin” #8

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:34

JUDGEMENT! That’s what’s coming, in the conclusion to Jason Aaron’s epic Marvel crossover event storyline. Honestly I’m not one for event comics, but “Original Sin” has embraced this wacky b-movie camp that has made it an incredibly thrilling ride thus far. I’m looking forward to seeing how the status quo changes sans The Watcher, when AXIS hits full stride here in a few months.

Honestly, I’m super psyched for Remender to be piloting an event, but I’m getting ahead of myself here.

From Marvel:

It’s all been building to this! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at ORIGINAL SIN #8 – the epic final issue from New York Times Bestselling creators Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Wolverine & The X-Men) and Mike Deodato (Avengers, New Avengers)! The truth behind Dr. Midas’ gambit, Old Nick Fury’s betrayal, the evolution of the Orb and the secrets the Watcher held will be revealed as the remaining pieces of the puzzle fall into place in this can’t miss finale!

Drained of the Infinity Formula, Nick Fury is dying. Aging rapidly and uncontrollably. In his time as the “man on the wall,” he has survived protecting Earth in secret against monsters, demons and other unseen threats. Yet even he cannot escape old age. But the battle-hardened former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. will not go down without a fight! He’ll fight to his last breath to protect the Marvel Universe from what’s coming – even if it means going through the Avengers to do it!

Yet nothing could prepare them for what’s next. Amidst the chaos and rage of battle, more Watchers have descended upon the moon! Not to observe, but to render judgment on Uatu’s killer! This is it – all your questions will be answered! And the Marvel Universe will tremble at the truth.                                                                                                                                            

Who will watch us now? Don’t miss the heart-stopping conclusion that will leave the Marvel Universe torn asunder! Open your eyes wide when ORIGINAL SIN #8 hits comic shops and digital devices in September!                                                                                                                                   

Everybody has one. This is Marvel’s ORIGINAL SIN!

ORIGINAL SIN #8 (JUN140609)

Written by JASON AARON

Art by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO           

Variant Cover by GABRIELLE DELL’OTTO (JUN140610)

Teaser Variant by JEUN-SIIK-ANH (JUN140612)

Interlocking Battle Variant by ART ADAMS (JUN140611)

FOC – 08/11/14, On-Sale 09/03/14       

 

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[Exclusive Preview] “Clive Barker’s Next Testament” #12

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:23

By now you should know that our own Jorge Solis is a huge fan of what BOOM! is doing with “Cliver Barker’s Next Testament” series. It’s a epic of biblical proportions that aims to undo everything you know about Christian relgion. The whole ordeal is beautiful sacridlidge on every page brought to life by Haemi Jang.

Last month Jorge said “With its mix of shocking scares and twisted black humor, the “Next Testament” series never disappoints.” 

This month is the end, so get on board before it’s too late.

From BOOM!

CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT #12 (Final Issue!)
Author: Clive Barker and Mark Miller
Artist:  Haemi Jang
Cover Artists: A: Goñi Montes 
Price: $3.99
Synopsis: The finale of Clive Barker’s original series is upon us! All the pain and suffering Tristan and Elspeth have gone through has led them to Providence, where they are reunited with Julian…but that’s not the only family reunion taking place, as Wick finally faces his jailers. Clive Barker, Mark Miller, and Haemi Jang bring this epic to a shocking conclusion!

 

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