Ready to learn a bit more about the title character in NBC's upcoming "Dracula" miniseries? Then read on to watch a new video interview (yes, another one!) with star Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
"Dracula" is a twisted, sophisticated, and sexy take on Bram Stoker's classic novel. The 10-episode series is paired with "Grimm" on Friday nights and will premiere at 10PM on October 25th.
Along with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula/Alexander Grayson/Vlad Tepes, the other cast members include Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker, Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray/Ilona, Thomas Kretschmann as Abraham Van Helsing, Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra, Nonso Anozie as R.M. Renfield, Victoria Smurfit as Lady Jayne Wetherby, Ben Miles as Mr. Browning, and Robert Bathurst as Lord Thomas Davenport.
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"Dracula" Episode 1.01 - "The Blood Is the Life" (airs 10/25/13)
New to England, Alexander Grayson hosts a lavish party. He becomes fixated on Mina Murray, a beautiful young woman who looks like his dead former love. Newly engaged to Mina, Jonathan Harker grapples with worries over providing Mina the life she deserves.
This October is the first in a few years that we've experienced no Paranormal Activity in theaters, and I admit that I'm kind of missing it. The fourth installment was incredibly lackluster, this is true, but it had become a Halloween tradition to see demonic ghosts terrorize people, and I can't help but feel that Halloween isn't the same without it.
Thankfully, there's plenty of paranormal activity on the internet to hold us over until the next installments in the franchise. Case in point: an allegedly real video that shows a man being attacked by a vicious ghost, captured on security cameras. The man is walking down a long hallway, minding his own business, when suddenly he's forced to the ground and dragged across the floor by a mysterious shadowy figure.
Real? Fake? Decide for yourself by watching the video below!
Writer, director, and actor Elliot Passantino dropped us a line with info on his latest indie project, Unicorn Sky, which he described as "an ecologically conscious paranoid conspiracy thriller/adventure/slasher film inspired by true events." Attention gotten.
The film stars Michael Kashimir, Daria Berenato, Connor Kinsman, Wendy Schribener, Elliot Passantino, Dave Gruisin, Robert Leckington, Joseph Cornacchia, Andrew Matthews, Josh Bacher, Paul Manzella, Matt Visconti, Matt Demarco, Dave Braum, Joy Stevens, and Evi Siskos.
Check out the first images and some additional details below. Look for more soon!
On January 3, 2013, NJ reporter Nicole Startz's car was discovered outside Harriman State Park in New York. Based on recently discovered new evidence and declassified CIA documents, it is believe she died discovering the truth behind a hidden military facility known as Facility 13, a facility responsible for climate tampering, and a Navy Seal's part in a top secret CIA experiment gone wrong. With the aid of local activists, a hippy mystic, and her ex-CIA father, Nicole is believed to have followed the bread crumbs to her doom... the doom behind Unicorn Sky.
Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s series thrusts forward this month with an origin story for the second protagonist. It’s a fantastic juxtaposition to last month’s adventure. Hilarious, poignant, and an absolute joy to read, “Sex Criminals” continues to be a hit. You’ll be touched in more ways than one, and you get to take a trip to “Cumworld.” What more could you ask for?
I approached the second issue of this series with minor trepidation, worried that Fraction and Zdarsky wouldn’t be able to stick the landing after their killer first issue. However, I’m happy to report that my worries were in vain, as this issue is absolutely stellar.
The book takes a step forward by taking a step back. This month begins with Suzie and Jon in the bank. Giving us a hint of our current predicament before rocketing us back to the pivotal moment after our heroes first boned.
Fraction takes us back through Jon’s “cuming” of age story. His sexual awakening is just as hilarious as Suzie’s, and it has all of the subtle differences being from the perspective of a guy. Jon’s hilarious term for his power “Cumworld” tells you everything you need to know about his perspective.
The issue is deeply rooted in character moments for both Jon and Suzie. Their relationship evolves through sincerity. Fraction displays two characters who find solace in one another. They are afraid that if they were to stop talking, the other may disappear. It’s a beautiful thing. There is a hint of superficiality to their relationship through the pursued passion of sex, which hints that the relationship may not work out in the future.
Zdarsky’s art continues to be one of a kind. His cartoonish depiction of these heavy sexual situations reminds me of after midnight adult cartoons. His ability to channel sexual energy onto the page while also zeroing in on facial features makes you feel as if you are sitting in on an intimate moment. The awkward feeling fades almost right away.
The art eases you in and makes you feel comfortable. Even if you are watching a big nosed teenage boy discover masturbation. To top it all off, the work in “Cumworld” both its depiction and the location itself are the highlight of the issue. The moment in which Jon finds himself trespassing with an erection gives way to one of the best panels of the month, as Jon rockets around the building we see his path and his multiple roadblocks on the way to his escape – its brilliant.
The dire straights that begin the issue also close it out. There is something more to the events inside the bank that Fraction isn’t giving us entirely. An antagonist looms. There are people who can seemingly pass into “Cumworld” with Jon and Suzie, and that doesn’t bode well for the future.
“Sex Criminals” continues to be a modern classic. The candid look at sexuality combined with razor sharp dialogue and impeccable art make every single page an absolute joy to read. You’ll never feel dirty as you pound through the book, but you may find yourself adjusting your pants a few times. This is tantalizing stuff.
Rating 4.5/5 Skulls.
Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios’ new creator owned series from Image is a surreal western of the best kind. A rollicking adventure steeped in history. Often pitched as “Preacher” meets “Sandman,” “Pretty Deadly” is so much more.
Emma Rios’ incredible sweeping art compliments Deconnick’s wonderful story. Inside this book you’ll find a lyrical adventure that follows a mysterious protagonist. All of the best western elements are here, and they’re given a perfect dream like twist.
Comparing “Pretty Deadly” to other series would frankly do this book an injustice. It is so unlike anything I’ve had the pleasure of reading that I found myself diving into the book a second time immediately after my first read-through. The whimsical tone that begins the book shifts suddenly into a macabre lyrical poem.
A poem that is completely captivating and educational. This book is steeped in history. The past of the protagonist is elaborated through this lyrical style. It’s a refreshing way to experience exposition. Deconnick has us following Death’s daughter.
We learn how she was conceived, and watch as she makes her way across the barren countryside of the west. Deconnick understands western tropes and isn’t afraid to put her own spin on them. The raven imagery is so perfectly articulated by Emma Rios’ art that it comes to define the book.
The stray feathers wandering through the air, the abrasive headdress, and the billowing black cloak say everything about “Pretty Deadly.” Rios finds time within her art to cut her own lease on western imagery. Everything here looks well trodden and decayed. The paneling during the lyrical poem is simply stunning. So many images are overlayed on top of one another, but it never feels overwhelming.
Instead Rios’ command of the page causes the narrative to flow like Sissy’s billowing cloak. The supporting characters feel weathered in comparison to Ginny’s innocence. It’s a fantastic juxtaposition within this world. Her bright eyes will soon fade, but until then Rios has made a point to make her stand out.
Deconnick’s story is one of personal reflection and mystery. The motivations of every character are not entirely clear. Instead, we are engaged in a mysterious adventure surrounded by even more mysterious people. Things get dark and blood is spilt, but for the most part things are rather tame.
The entire adventure feels like an acid western in a similar vein to Alejandro Jodorowsky’s work but with a little more focus. The script isn’t comfortable with providing all of the answers up front, nor should it be. Since the narrative weaves unpredictably throughout the west this is a book that is better approached with a more liberal sense of mind.
“Pretty Deadly” is pretty damn unique. It is bold, dark, and engaging storytelling with a surrealistic flavor. The engaging characters and rich sense of history give the feeling of the gigantic sprawling narrative ahead. It’s been entirely too long since we have had a book like this. While it certainly is in a league of it’s own, if you are a fan of good, dark, dream like storytelling than this is for you.
Rating: 4/5 Skulls.
Blumhouse's Incarnate has gone through a bit of a casting shake-up as Rosario Dawson has left the production and Catalina Sandino Moreno has taken her place.
THR reports Dawson left the project due to scheduling reasons. As a result Moreno (pictured) will star opposite Aaron Eckhart. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island's Brad Peyton will be directing a script by Ronnie Christensen.
The movie is due to begin production in November in Los Angeles.
The plot focuses on an unconventional exorcist who can tap into the subconscious of the possessed; he meets his match when a 9-year-old boy is possessed by a demon from his past.
Blumhouse and IM Global will co-finance the film. Blum is producing, and Couper Samuelson is exec producing with Michael Seitzman and Trevor Engelson.
We now have the trailer for the hotly anticipated “The Returned,” which makes its American debut on Sundance Channel starting on Thursday, October 31st at 9PM ET/PT.
“In an idyllic French mountain town, a seemingly random collection of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they don’t know yet is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. As they struggle to reintegrate with their families and past lovers, buried secrets emerge and new mysteries develop as they grapple with a miraculous and sinister new reality. But it seems they are not the only ones to have returned from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders which bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past.”
Anne Consigny, Frédéric Pierrot, and Clotilde Hesme all star.