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Get Your First Look at Brian the Blessed

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:00

A new indie film has hit our radar that promises to deliver the shocks by the mouthful. One look at the teaser poster, and I think you'll get a pretty good idea of what we're talking about. Read on for your first details on Brian the Blessed.

The film, written and directed by Raine McCormack, stars Ewen Macintosh ("The Office"), Natasha Coppola-Shalom (Gli Zii), Colin David Reese, Sidney Kean, Robert J. Francis, Kathleen Renish, and McCormack himself.

"We need £10,000 from crowd funding," says McCormack. "This is to pay towards props, locations, and importantly the talent who will bring this story to life on screen. This money is part of a funding plan to go with an additional £20,000 of private investment. There are some amazing perks including ‘Kathy Killed Me,’ where you can get your face in the film! A portion of lifetime profits from this film will go to ‘Shelter’ in the UK to help the homeless."

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In Brian the Blessed a religious recluse, Brian, meets a kindred soul in Kathy. Together they run a make-shift homeless shelter until a gruesome attempted rape leads them to commit a shocking act. With suspicion mounting, the couple are forced to protect their newfound love ‘whatever it takes.’

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Max Thieriot and Kenny Johnson Talk Incest, Drug Wars, and Family Dynamics at Bates Motel

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:45

We're only four episodes in, and Season 2 of "Bates Motel" has already put series co-star Max Thieriot (Dylan) through the ringer. And it sounds like things are only going to go from bad to worse for him…

A few days ago Thieriot and guest star Kenny Johnson, who just joined the show in Episode 2.03 and plays Dylan's uncle… er, father… er, let's just call him Caleb, took part in a conference call interview in advance of the upcoming Episode 2.05, "The Escape Artist," to tease a bit of what's in store for fans tonight and as the season plays out.

They touched on the hot button topic of the past two eps, incest, of course along with the volatile Bates family dynamics, both in terms of Dylan and Caleb's relationship with each other as well as individually with Norma and Norman. Have we seen the last of Norma's wayward brother? And what about this drug war that's going down? Is Dylan getting in too deep?

There's a lot to take in - and this is the edited version! - so settle in and spend several minutes with Max and Kenny exploring the dark and twisted world of White Pine Bay.

Q: Max, can you talk a bit about how this reveal about your real father is going to affect your character’s relationship with Norma. Can he get over it? Can they connect more after this? Because obviously they’ve not been close.

Max Thieriot: Well, I don’t know, but it’s a big trial moment now for Dylan because obviously they’ve had so many speed bumps in their relationship in general, but now this is probably the biggest thing that he’s going to have to try and cross if he does want to get over it. And at this point in time where we are in the show, I think it’s a realization for him too because I think he’s all of a sudden realizing maybe this is why he’s always felt like an outsider. Maybe this is why he never really fit in and he felt like he was always on the back burner to Norman in this, because of where he came from. And maybe he was born out of a little bit of hatred. And so right now, obviously, he’s just extremely angry and frustrated and confused and going through a million different emotions. So I think definitely this is a changing point for Dylan… [he has to] basically decide how he’s going to get past this because there’s so many different ways that he can approach this information that he’s been given.

Q: Kenny, it looked like you were packing your bag and leaving town. What can you talk about without giving away too much? Is it the bombshell of thinking that you may actually have a son, or do you totally not believe Norma? Are you staying in town? What can you tell us about that?

Kenny Johnson: Yes, that’s a good question. I haven’t seen Norma for twenty-odd years and seeing a son -- Norma’s son -- it’s… I don’t know. It was a pretty wild reality check, and at that point I think he’s just more curious and he doesn’t leave town because I think he wants to somehow reconnect with Norma. I think it’s really important for him to face some of his demons from his past or what they had maybe gone through, and you can run for only so many years. And finding out that might be his child… Dylan is obviously a shock in that moment and I’m sure makes him think back -- what happened in high school? Okay, who is this boyfriend, the timing of everything -- and it’s a whirlwind for him. When he goes, it just seems like he’s overwhelmed by all this information and he just realizes it’s affected everybody in not a very positive way and it was everything not what he expected or probably had hoped for going into the town. So, yes, I think he just needs to get out and clear his head and wrap his head around it at that point. For the moment that’s what’s going on.

Q: Max, despite the fact that you found out you were the child of incest, you seem to be the only sane person in your family. Do you play it a certain way because of that, or is that something you just ignore? Can you talk a little bit about how you interpret your character?

Max Thieriot: I think Dylan is the window for the viewer into the life of Norman and Norma, the behind the scenes they wouldn’t be able to see otherwise. But I’ve always said that -- and everybody says that -- Dylan is the sane one. But if you look at some of Norma’s issues and quirks and the things that make her who she is, Dylan is still her son. And so I think underneath all of it there’s still some of that gene, and it flares up every once in a while. But I think for the most part he’s just trying to survive and get by, but he definitely still has some issues like everybody else in the family. And now, obviously, it’s tough too. It’s tough for Dylan because it seems like as soon as he starts to hit his stride and when everything’s okay, his world comes crumbling down again; and it’s a constant rollercoaster for him of ups and downs in his relationship with Norma. And at this point he’s basically gone up as high as he has possibly ever gone, and now he’s really taking the fall this time. And so I think it’ll be a really trying experience for Dylan that will ultimately define his character -- this knowledge of what he’s come to know or maybe think he knows about his uncle and his dad.

Q: Kenny, what was it like acting opposite Freddie [Highmore] as Norman when he slipped into his "Norma" persona? That scene was amazing.

Kenny Johnson: Yes, it was pretty wild. He was able to filter that whole thing… it really kind of stung me. And at the beginning, Caleb is looking at him like, what the hell is this kid talking about? And the more he got into information, the more I realized that he was filtering Norma through him, which was really intense and wild and a really tricky scene, I think, to play. But he did it beautifully, and Freddie’s one of those guys that commits a thousand percent in what he does, and it was fun. When you get to play opposite of Max and Freddie and there are people that are so incredibly 1000% right there and real in those moments, it just makes it… I just find it pretty awesome to react to that and to go with it. And he really gets into his… his Norman character. It’s pretty scary.

Q: For Max, how early did you know that -- for sure -- Caleb was Dylan’s father, and how did that affect your performance this season?

Max Thieriot: I think even still up to this point, he doesn’t want to believe that this is true, but deep down I think he knows -- besides the resemblance and all the similarities and the traits -- that this makes sense. And as much as it doesn’t, it does. I think what’s awesome is as soon as Kenny showed up, it was… we’re such a tight-knit family on the set between Vera [Farmiga], Freddie, and I. And Kenny showed up, and he fit right into the family. It was like it all made perfect sense, and so then when these scenes were being played and acted out, it all had such a nice flow to it. And I think… I don’t know… As the season goes on, you can definitely see this change throughout Dylan as he slowly digests this information over the episodes and figures out how to deal with them. But I think the first time that he really hears it is obviously when he’s fighting Norman at the end of Episode 3 - or lack thereof of fighting Norman - of getting beat up by Norman.

I’m still trying to add it up. Everybody goes, how does he beat you up so easily? I don’t know…I was like, he’s not a superhuman. He’s just crazy.

Kenny Johnson: You were getting smacked around. He just wears the beating you give him.

Max Thieriot: Exactly.

Kenny Johnson: That was funny, man.

Q: Max, your character has really grown into someone fans want to root for. Should we expect to see a shift in that line of thinking after everything that’s happened? Will you still remain sympathetic?

Max Thieriot: I hope not. When Dylan showed up first and I read it from the first couple episodes, I thought, 'Everybody’s going to hate this guy.' But that’s what was so interesting was you introduce a character that, initially, everybody wants to hate, and then you try and make the transition into a character that everybody is supposed to sympathize with and understand and maybe relate to in certain ways. And I think this isn’t the change of Dylan as to where we change how we feel about him. I think, if anything, because of this experience and what he’s going through, we see more… because he always puts on this tough façade and so we get to see more of this vulnerable human side to him that we don’t get to see. And I think, if anything, it brings the viewer -- in a very tough bunch of scenes and environment -- a little closer to Dylan and just understand a little more about him and see another side to him that’s possibly another good side, a very positive side to him.

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Q: Kenny, right from the start Caleb has been this monster from Norma’s past. Would you say there’s any hope of redemption with your character, or is he past the point of no return, no forgiveness?

Kenny Johnson: I don’t know. That’s obviously up to where they’re going to go with it. He was hoping for some sort of redemption for the whole thing. And yes, he is being painted as a monster, obviously, by Norma… it’s funny how we view our childhoods and how people remember it.

And some people take on these sides that something was so horrific and horrible and this other person was so bad to them, and the other person viewed it as something different. And again, I’ve got my own history between Frances and Ray -- which are our parents -- and ourselves growing up in Akron, Ohio, and then she’s got hers. And I’ve been away for twenty-four years and you think the past can go away, but sometimes it just sits there and haunts you until you face it. And this is his chance to face it, and so far it’s gone horrifically wrong and he found out a bunch of things - yes, it’s like throwing him into a little whirlwind in his head. So I don’t know. We’ll see where it goes from there.

Q: Can you give us any hints as to what we can expect, specifically, from the episode that’s coming up ["The Escape Artist"] Monday night?

Max Thieriot: Well, obviously the Bates family is in shambles right now. Everybody’s torn apart. Norman has just had this wild, another Norman kind of blackout. Norma is struggling with dealing with her social life in the town, dealing with her brother showing up. Everybody’s going through some struggles, and Caleb is struggling with being here in this environment that he’s thrown himself back into, which is obviously not what he expected to walk into. And so we’re going to pick up, and Episode 5 will also deal with more of the stuff of Zane and figure out why he wants us to go pick up this load of guns, what is he planning, the battle that’s ensuing between him and Sheriff Romero. There’s really a lot going on.

Q: Now that we’ve seen Norman go into the Norma persona, how much of that is going to figure in the rest of the season? Because I imagine they don’t want to have him go full-out all the time because there’s still a lot more story to tell before we get to that full transition point.

Max Thieriot: I think the thing is… he’s starting to realize that he has some problems and he’s not really quite sure what they are and he’s not really ready to admit that. But obviously we want to delay some of these things, and Norman can’t go all-out right away. And so it’s always a constant battle of high school Norman and psycho Norman and those two people fighting inside of him. And obviously psycho Norman also happens to have a lot of Norma in it. And so… it’s cool because we get to see. The thing is that Freddie plays Norman on edge a lot of the time and he gets easily frustrated with other characters throughout the show, like Cody when he raises the tire iron or something at her. And he is constantly yelling and gets heated and it’s interesting because you never really know when he’s going to snap. But we do get to see him snap, so it’s this constant 'Is he going to lose it right here, or what’s he going to do?'

Q: In terms of other new members of the cast for the season, how has it been working with them? Michael Vartan, Kathleen Robertson. What is the role they’re playing, and how do they affect the dynamics of the Bates family throughout the season?

Max Thieriot: The great thing about "Bates Motel" is we’re constantly introducing new characters that are really so dynamic and different and unique. Each character that is introduced in the show, I think, is really unique, and that’s what makes it awesome because they all really stand out by themselves. And I think probably more than any other character that’s introduced this season is Kenny’s character, Caleb, who is a basically a new Bates family member that we’re introduced to. And I think any time you get to see -- when we’re only really ever seeing these three members of this family -- a new one, it’s really interesting because of the way that the original three are written and created. And so obviously, the thing about introducing Caleb is you don’t really know what to expect. He’s such a wild card. Is he going to bring good to the family? Are there going to be negative things that he brings? And just being able to figure out what that means it’s going to mean something.

Kenny Johnson: I was going to say the whole show is so based on the family dynamics and the tension within the family and the sexual undertone and all these uncomfortable situations between the three characters. To me, that’s the show and the thing is like a locomotive train and it’s so electric that it isn’t just… throw [in] another whole character that came out of the blue that nobody knew about [just] to throw a wrench into what already exists, which is so rich on screen.

Max Thieriot: Yes, and I think all the other characters bring in… obviously, everybody’s affecting the lives of these characters. And Kathleen comes in and she’s a part of the drug world and as people are taken out in that world, there’s obviously new people coming in to fill these voids. And you’re always wondering, 'What are they going to be like?' And so it’s cool; you’re just constantly being introduced to new characters and watching them change the dynamic of the show.

Q: To elaborate on an earlier question, have we seen the last of Caleb this season?

Kenny Johnson: Next!

Max Thieriot: We can’t tell you that. *all laughing*

Kenny Johnson: [No,] you haven’t seen the last of Caleb… I can’t tell you when, but you haven’t seen the last of Caleb.

Q: Max, I just wanted to ask you… should we be worried for Dylan given how the drug situation is playing out and also that he may be in not the best state of mind moving forward?

Max Thieriot: Yes, definitely. I think given what he’s just learned about himself and the history of where he came from, I think it’s definitely a concern as to how he approaches situations now and if he goes in guns blazing trying to take on the world. I think it’s definitely a concern because he’s already battled with having not a lot to live for throughout his life, and so this is another one of those things thrown in. And I think besides that, it’s always been a concern in his business, especially with the war that’s started going on between these two families. And as he’s climbing the ranks of his business; the higher you get on the totem pole, the more your head’s worth.

Q: In Season 1 we learned this weird town, White Pine Bay, has secrets. Are we going to see more of that explored in the second season?

Max Thieriot: There’ll definitely be more secrets to come out, and this town just has so much that’s going on in the community. And I think one of the big things we’ll get to explore will be the dynamic between the two drug families that really make up the core of the town and the funding and where the money comes from and how these people are able to survive. We get some more into that, yes.

Our thanks to Max and Kenny for their time, moderator Perry Seaman, Jaime Yandolino, Universal Television- NBC, and A&E Networks.

"Bates Motel" Episode 2.05 - "The Escape Artist" (airs 3/31/14)
Norman (Freddie Highmore) trusts Cody (Paloma Kwiatkowski) with a family secret. Dylan (Max Thieriot) finds himself fighting for his life as Zane’s (Michael Eklund) war escalates.

Meanwhile, Norma (Vera Farmiga) makes a deal with a mysterious man (Michael O'Neill) to help stop the bypass.

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Go Inside The Walking Dead Season Finale Episode 4.16 - A; Cast & Crew Speculate on Season 5

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 01:55

"The Walking Dead" left us with a real cliffhanger tonight, and if you're curious about where things are headed now that Rick has accepted a darker side of himself and most of our survivors have reunited, check out this video of the cast and crew speculating on what's ahead in Season 5.

But before we start looking ahead, let's take a quick look back at the finale, Episode 4.16, entitled "A," with a couple of making-of videos

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green.

The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.

"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.16 - "A" (aired 3/30/14)
Many paths collide; Rick (Lincoln) faces sheer brutality; the group struggles to survive. Directed by Michelle MacLaren; written by Scott M. Gimple and Angela Kang.

To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on

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Dawn of the Planet of the Planet of the Apes TV Spot Presents Something Scary

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 01:33

Airing during the Season 4 finale of "The Walking Dead" was a brand new TV spot for Fox's upcoming blockbuster, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and we have it for you right here. Dig it!

Look for the film in theatres on July 11th, 2014. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo.

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

For more visit the official Dawn of the Planet of the Apes website, "like" Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Facebook, and follow Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Twitter (#DawnOfApes).

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Make a Date With Alien: Isolation

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 18:31

Sega has announced a release date for what hopefully will be their mea culpa to fans of both video games and the Alien franchise... Alien: Isolation. Read on to find out when you'll be able to dig it!

From the Press Release
SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe, Ltd., and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announce that Alien: Isolation™, the hugely anticipated survival horror title, will be available from October 7, 2014.

Developed by Creative Assembly™, the game will be available on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC.

“We couldn’t be happier to finally announce a date for Alien: Isolation,” said Alistair Hope, Creative Lead at Creative Assembly. “The reaction we have seen so far has been simply incredible, from the screams and shrieks to the cold sweats and racing hearts. It’s the Alien game that we’ve always wanted to play, and we can’t wait to let everyone get their hands on it this fall.”

Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.

Alien: Isolation will be available from October 7, 2014, for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows PC.

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Daryl Finally Gets His Own The Walking Dead #Terminus Poster; Join Tonight's Twitter Takeover

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 15:40

A few days ago we wondered when Daryl Dixon would be gracing one of the #Terminus posters for AMC's Arrive/Survive promo campaign, and obviously the network decided to save the best for last because with just hours to go until the Season 4 finale, Episode 4.16, "A", here he is!

Along with showing you Norman Reedus' "Who Will Survive?" artwork, we have info on tonight's "The Walking Dead" Twitter Takeover.

The cast and crew are taking over @walkingdead_amc and will be live tweeting using hashtag #askTWD before the episode airs from 6-9 pm ET (that's 3-6 pm PT for the West Coasters). Get your questions in now!

No plans for today? Then catch up on what transpired this season during AMC's all-day "TWD" marathon. And be sure to tune in after the finale for "Talking Dead" with executive producer Scott M. Gimple and star Andrew Lincoln.

We also heard that the very last line of the finale is critical to what's going to take place from here on out so make sure you set your DVRs for a few extra minutes just in case it runs long, and check back here after you watch to cry on our shoulders, vent your frustrations, speculate about Season 5, praise (or damn) the showrunners... whatever you need!

Related Story: More "The Walking Dead" Artwork: A Savage Promise from Robert Kirkman

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green.

The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.

"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.16 - "A" (airs 3/30/14)
Many paths collide; Rick (Lincoln) faces sheer brutality; the group struggles to survive. Directed by Michelle MacLaren; written by Scott M. Gimple and Angela Kang.

To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on

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New Promo Teaser Hints at What Happens Next in Helix Season 2

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 13:34

The explosive "Helix" Season 1 finale that aired last night left many unanswered questions. Fortunately, if you're curious about the answers to said questions, you already know Season 2 is on its way in 2015. Here's a quick teaser to further whet your appetite for what happens next.

"Helix" is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica," "Outlander"); Steven Maeda ("Lost," "The X-Files"), who is also showrunner; and Lynda Obst (Contact). The series is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Kaji Productions, and Lynda Obst Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.

"Helix," was created by co-executive producer Cameron Porsandeh and features Billy Campbell (Killing Lincoln, "The Killing"), Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, 47 Ronin), Kyra Zagorsky ("Supernatural"), and Mark Ghanimé ("Emily Owens, M.D.") as well as guest stars Jordan Hayes (House at the End of the Street), Meegwun Fairbrother, and Neil Napier (Riddick).

As of the end of the Season 1 finale Episode 1.13, "Dans l'Ombre," Jules (Zagorsky) is missing, the Arctic Biosystems base has been burned to the ground, and the Narvik virus is now spreading worldwide...

The 13-episode second season will commence production later this year with an eye towards a winter 2015 premiere.

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Maggie's Turn to Ask Who Will Survive? in Latest The Walking Dead #Terminus Poster

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 13:15

Sure, Carol gets a lot of attention for being a badass on "The Walking Dead," but Maggie's no slouch either. Nonetheless, the question looms: Now that she's arrived in Terminus, will she survive? We should find out in just a little over 24 hours. Tick tock, tick tock.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green.

The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.

Related Story: More "The Walking Dead" Artwork: A Savage Promise from Robert Kirkman

"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.16 - "A" (airs 3/30/14)
Many paths collide; Rick (Lincoln) faces sheer brutality; the group struggles to survive. Directed by Michelle MacLaren; written by Scott M. Gimple and Angela Kang.

To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on

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A Trio of Clips Come Knocking from The Following Episode 2.11 - Freedom

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:00

Ryan is uncharacteristically optimistic, Emma and Robert have a heart-to-heart chat, and Carrie and Ryan get interrupted in these three new clips from Monday night's Episode 2.11 of "The Following," entitled "Freedom."

"The Following" Episode 2.11 - "Freedom" (3/31/14, 9-10PM; repeats 4/5/14, 9-10PM)
A deadly massacre, thought to be sparked by Joe Carroll, leads Ryan and Mike into very dangerous territory. But as more details are revealed, they realize another leader might be on the rise.

Meanwhile, Joe continues to train the Korban cult and confirms his new plans with Emma and those who doubt him.

Cast: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy; James Purefoy as Joe Carroll; Shawn Ashmore as Agent Mike Weston; Valorie Curry as Emma Hill; Connie Nielsen as Lily Gray; Sam Underwood as Luke; Jessica Stroup as Max Hardy; Tiffany Boone as Mandy Lang

Guest Cast: Shane McRae as Robert; Sprague Grayden as Carrie Cooke; John Lafayette as Captain Turner; Felix Solis as Agent Clarke; Tom Patrick Stephens as Decklan; Florence Faivre as Serena; Natalie Zea as Claire Matthews

Related Story: It's a Deadly Mess in these Images from "The Following" Episode 2.11 - "Freedom"

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James Roday's Horror Comedy Gravy to Open the 2014 Friars Club Comedy Film Festival

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:30

Just about a year ago we heard James Roday from "Psych" was directing a horror comedy called Gravy, and that was it... until now. The Sixth Annual Friars Club Comedy Film Festival is opening with the world premiere of the film on April 1st. And no, it's not an April Fool's joke.

There are a few other horror projects like Borgman and Witching and Bitching scattered among the films screening during the FCCFF's April 1-5 run, as well as a new one from renowned animator Bill Plympton, so if you're in or near NYC, check out the lineup below.

After all, who couldn't use a few laughs these days?

From the Press Release:
The Friars Club has announced that the Sixth Annual Friars Club Comedy Film Festival (FCCFF), to be held the week of April 1‐5, 2014, will open with the World Premiere of Gravy. The festival is a star‐studded celebration of the comedy genre that fosters the next generation of comedy filmmakers and offers them a platform for presenting their work and to fill a void by paying tribute to a genre that is often overlooked.

Films will be presented at the New York City Friars Club clubhouse, supplemented by screenings at nearby theaters within walking distance.

The opening night film, in which "Psych" star James Roday makes his directorial debut, is an irreverent horror‐comedy that boasts a terrific ensemble of actors including Sarah Silverman, Gabourey Sidibe, Gabriel Luna, Sutton Foster, Michael Weston, and Paul Rodriguez. They all become engaged in a life‐and death battle after some customers order up a special cuisine.

“We’re excited to bring back the film festival, due to popular demand,” said Eric Johnson, Executive Director of the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival. “For an opening film, we’re looking for something unique, daring, and funny with a fresh and original take on the comedy genre, and James Roday’s film hits all the marks.”

The festival will close this year’s edition with the NY Premiere of Bill Plympton’s Cheatin’, the latest dazzling work from the legendary Academy Award-nominated animator.

For more information, including the schedule and tickets, visit the official Friars Club Comedy Film Festival website, and also follow the FCCFF on Twitter @FriarsFilmFest.

Films screening at this year’s festival include:

BAD JOHNSON – Shameless womanizer Cam Gigandet wakes up one morning to not only find his penis missing, it has now become its own person (Nick Thune) with a mind of its own. Festival Premiere.

BORGMAN – The Cannes Film Festival hit from director Alex van Warmerdam is a darkly funny tale about a mysterious vagrant who changes the lives of a Dutch family in ways they can’t comprehend. NYC Premiere.

CHEATIN’ ‐ The new film from two‐time Academy Award‐nominated animator Bill Plympton, putting his own unique, comic spin on film noir. East Coast Premiere.

COMMITTED – Howie Mandel co‐directs this documentary on fellow comedian Vic Cohen, filmed over the course of 13 years. NY Premiere. Howie Mandel to appear.

DOOMSDAYS – Survivalist comedy from writer/director Eddie Mullins starring Justin Rice (Mutual Appreciation) and Leo Fitzpatrick (Kids) as a pair of survivalists who break into expensive homes in the Catskills.

GRAVY – James Roday’s unique take on the horror‐comedy shows how a restaurant visit can go horribly awry. World Premiere.

O.J.: THE MUSICAL – Jeff Rosenberg’s tale of an eccentric L.A. theater artist’s attempts to turn the Trial of the Century into the Great American Musical. NYC Premiere.

SECRET SCREENING – The FCCFF has a sneak preview of a hilarious Work‐In‐Progress on tap.

THE HAPPY SAD ROUTE (AND A COMEDIAN) – The acclaimed documentary about a Dutch comedian’s travels to survey the comedy scene in the former Yugoslavia, a country still reeling from the effects of a decade of civil war, with unpleasant memories of Dutch peacekeepers still present. US Premiere.

THE ACTRESS: Season 3 – The full third season of actress Ann Carr’s ("Louie") acclaimed web series. Festival Premiere.

THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY WINDOWS – Director Adi Leff returns with the tale of clueless London musician whose drive to succeed far outweighs his actual ability to play music. World Premiere.

THE BEST OF LOCO – The Friars Club debuts a partnership with the London Comedy Film Festival (LOCO) to premiere their ‘Best of Fest.’

WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY – Alan Zweig’s acclaimed documentary on the history of Jewish humor, winner of the Best Canadian Feature at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

WITCHING AND BITCHING – Alex de la Iglesia’s horror comedy of jewelry thieves who are hunted down by a gang of witches. NYC Premiere.

FRIARS CLUB COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL SHORTS BLOCKS – One of the greatest traditions of the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival is our shorts blocks, which bring together some of the best comedy short films from all over the world in one hilarious package. 2014 brings three blocks of great new comedy shorts that showcase the future of movie comedy.

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A Shocking Twist Awaits in this Preview and Half Dozen Stills from Hannibal Episode 2.06 - Futamono

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:00

Actually, these photos and preview of next week's Episode 2.06 of "Hannibal," entitled "Futamono," don't show much, but NBC's synopsis reveals something rather spoilery. So skim through the text if you want to avoid it and focus on the eye candy.

"Hannibal" Episode 2.06 - "Futamono" (airs 3/28/14; 10-11PM): SUSPICIONS RISE ABOUT HANNIBAL WHEN HE THROWS A DINNER PARTY WHILE THE CHESAPEAKE RIPPER IS ON A KILLING SPREE - When a city councilman’s body is found in a parking lot, intertwined with a tree, the artistry and missing organs suggest the work of the Chesapeake Ripper.

Jack (Laurence Fishburne) and the team race against time to catch the Ripper while he’s still on his killing spree. When Will (Hugh Dancy) suggests the possibility that the Ripper is filling his pantry with the victims’ organs, Jack crashes Hannibal Lecter’s (Mads Mikkelsen) dinner party to collect evidence and test the meat for human DNA. Jack’s growing suspicions drive Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) even closer to Hannibal, believing he is the victim of a witch hunt.

Meanwhile, clues from the tree man help the BAU zero in on a location they believe the Ripper used. There they discover the most shocking revelation of Jack Crawford’s career—Miriam Lass alive.

Also starring Aaron Abrams, Scott Thompson, Raúl Esparza, Eddie Izzard, and Anna Chlumsky.

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More The Walking Dead Artwork: Another #Terminus Poster and a Savage Promise from Robert Kirkman

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 10:30

Robert Kirkman has used some pretty strong words to describe this Sunday's Season 4 finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead," which have been incorporated into a bit of promo art. Check it out along with the fifth #Terminus one-sheet.

While we dig this whole "Who Will Arrive?" "Who Will Survive?" campaign, we just have one question: Where the fuck is Daryl?

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green.

The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.

"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.16 - "A" (airs 3/30/14)
Many paths collide; Rick (Lincoln) faces sheer brutality; the group struggles to survive. Directed by Michelle MacLaren; written by Scott M. Gimple and Angela Kang.

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Michael Chiklis Joining American Horror Story: Freak Show; More Returning Cast Members Revealed

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:43

PaleyFest 2014 concluded tonight with the "American Horror Story: Coven" panel, during which more casting news for next season's "Freak Show" was revealed. The great Michael Chiklis ("The Shield") has signed on, plus we now know who else from "Coven" will be returning to the fold.

The Paley Center tweeted updates during the evening, the highlight of which was surely the Chiklis announcement and his surprise appearance. As exec producer Ryan Murphy explains it, he'll play the father of Evan Peters' character and Kathy Bates' ex-husband.

Also present were Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, Gabourey Sidibe, and Jamie Brewer, all of whom will be joining the previously announced Peters, Bates, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy for "Freak Show." We may see other returnees from Seasons 1 and 2 as well.

A few other tidbits are embedded below. Check out The Paley Center on Twitter for the full rundown.

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Murphy: Someone I've loved for years & courted for years is joining #AHSFreakShow - he'll play Evan's father, Bates ex-hubby MICHAEL CHIKLIS

— Paley Center (@paleycenter) March 29, 2014

Ryan: wanted to be more modern, contemporary, glamorous for #Coven. #FreakShow is opposite of what we did last season. #PaleyFest

— Paley Center (@paleycenter) March 29, 2014

Paulson: all I want is to have a black tooth & a peg-leg or a hunchback. Murphy: it may happen next season. #AHS #PaleyFest

— Paley Center (@paleycenter) March 29, 2014

The new season is #AHS: Freak Show. It's not a circus or carnival, it's a freak show set in 1950. Jessica Lange likes milieu. #PaleyFest

— Paley Center (@paleycenter) March 29, 2014

Murphy: It will be set in Florida but we're shooting in NOLA. Everyone onstage is RETURNING NEXT SEASON! #PaleyFest

— Paley Center (@paleycenter) March 29, 2014

Audience Q: will any actors from S1 or S2 be in Freak Show? Ryan: We're a family, a troupe of actors. It's about scheduling. #PaleyFest

— Paley Center (@paleycenter) March 29, 2014

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The Scream Factory Delivers Another Release Without Warning; Full Summer of Fear Release Slate Revealed

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:54

As if we needed any more reasons to want to cuddle The Scream Factory until our arms dropped off lifeless and withered, they announced today that another little known classic from the 1980s is on its way!

Via the Scream Factory Facebook Page
We are very thrilled to report that we are bringing Greydon Clark’s 1980 alien/slasher cult classic WITHOUT WARNING to DVD & Blu-ray for the first time this August! This long-overdue release has been requested several times since we started the brand so we know many of you just jumped for joy. (We're jumping too!) What makes this even more exciting is that this title has never been released on ANY home entertainment format in the U.S. or Canada (and is often bootlegged as some of you can attest to) so to be able to bring this out period is a feat in itself.

No further details to report back at this time but we'll keep you posted on developments in a few months. The artwork you see - which uses the original theatrical poster - is final.(However, the flipside will have the other poster art some of you may remember with a girl running from flying alien discs.)

Our "Summer of Fear" release slate is now completed. Starting in May, the mayhem includes:

Final Exam
House in the Alley
Sleepaway Camp (Collector's Edition)

The Monkey's Paw

The Final Terror
Lake Placid (Collector's Edition)
Deadly Eyes
Ginger Snaps (Collector's Edition)

Phantom of the Paradise (Collector's Edition)
Motel Hell (Collector's Edition)
The Legend of Hell House
Dog Soldiers (Collector's Edition)
Without Warning

Note: We are still working on trying bring HELLHOLE back into the mix too after pulling it for film element issues. We'll keep you posted but this one has been putting us through some “hell” of sorts.

For fans itching for further title announcements, we’re going to be a little quiet for awhile (at least a month) so please be patient. We have several more tricks up our sleeves!

Be happy!

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New Jinn Images and More! See the Beast!

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:30

Opening April 4, 2014, from Detroit-based Exxodus Pictures and Freestyle Releasing is Jinn, the supernatural thriller written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, and right now we have some new images and more for you! Dig it!

Thanks to Avery G for the heads-up!

The film was produced by Ahmad, Benjamin Dresser, and Alan Noel Vega and stars Dominic Rains (Flight 93), Serinda Swan (USA’s “Graceland”), Ray Park (Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace), Faran Tahir (Elysium), and William Atherton (Die Hard). Richard Mandell, Najam Syed, and Shahid Syed executive produced the film for Exxodus.

The storyline of JINN involves ancient mythological beings that have rarely been explored in US cinemas. The premise of the jinn concept, known to over 1 billion people around the world, involves ghost-like entities and revolves around creation mythology.

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In the beginning, three were created. Man made of clay. Angels made of light. And a third made of fire.

For centuries, stories of angels and men have captured the imagination and been etched into history crossing all boundaries of culture, religion, and time. These two races have dominated the landscape of modern mythology, shrouding the evidence that a third was ever created. This third race, born of smokeless fire, was named the jinn. Modern man has all but forgotten this third race ever existed. It is time for him to remember.

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New Red Band Trailer Takes Us into A Haunted House 2

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:22

Hot on the heels of yesterday's one-sheets for A Haunted House 2, we now have a brand spanking new red band trailer for you cats! That's right, red band. As in be careful who you fuckin' watch it with, AIGHT?!?! Look for the flick on April 18th!

The sequel to A Haunted House catches back up with Malcolm (Marlon Wayans), who is trying to get a fresh start after having to exorcise demons out of his ex. However, moving into a beautiful home with his new girlfriend and her two children does nothing to stop the paranormal — or the humor.

Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Ashley Rickards, Steele Stebbins, Essence Atkins, Affion Crocket, Dave Sheridan, Hayes MacArthur, Missi Pyle, and Cedric The Entertainer star.

Open Road Films is releasing the spoof, which is directed by Michael Tiddes and co-written by Wayans and Rick Alvarez.

Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is the sequel to the hilarious box office hit starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. With spine-tingling tension and hilarious punch-lines, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises and shows that this time… it’s not just the house that’s haunted!

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Get Another Look at Rosemary's Baby

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:53

Right now we have several new stills on tap from NBC's reimagined "Rosemary's Baby." Check 'em out, and please practice safe sex or risk the chance of accidentally shooting the devil's child out of your sac. Remember, kids: Wear a rubber!

This new adaptation of “Rosemary’s Baby” centers on a young married couple who escapes New York and moves to Paris with hopes of leaving their sad past behind.

After a series of unfortunate events, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse are presented with an offer they can’t refuse – an apartment at the most prestigious address in the city. Problem is, it comes with a haunted past and an immeasurable price.

Rosemary (Zoe Saldana; Avatar, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Guy (Patrick J. Adams; “Suits”) are incredulous at their good fortune and find comfort in a strange city among their new friends and neighbors, the Castevets. This well-to-do successful older couple takes the newcomers under their wing and become very involved with the Woodhouses’ lives. Things seem to be perfect as Rosemary becomes pregnant and Guy’s career takes off. As their spirited best friend, Guy’s co-worker Julie (Christina Cole), spends quality time with Rosemary in the city, she finds Rosemary’s health worrying and cautions both of them that something isn’t right. Soon there are other signs warning Rosemary to be careful.

Guy seems to be pulling away from Rosemary and spending a great deal of time hanging around with Roman Castevet (Jason Isaacs; Harry Potter franchise). Roman’s wife, the whimsical Margaux Castevet (Carole Bouquet; For Your Eyes Only), assures Rosemary her herbs and holistic medicine will help with the pregnancy, but are they helping or hurting? Rosemary’s quizzical nature leads her to investigate the building and its past residents. She uncovers a dark past and realizes who Roman Castevet truly is. But is it too late? Are the Castavets’ perceived sinister motives legitimate or all in the pregnancy brain of Rosemary?

In this new four-hour, two-part psychological thriller written by Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned) and James Wong (Final Destination 3, “American Horror Story,” “The X-Files”) and directed by Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, “The Wire,” “Treme”), Rosemary quickly finds herself surrounded by peculiar people and startling occurrences. Isolated in her apartment in a city where she doesn’t speak the language, she begins to fear the worst: Guy may have made a pact with their neighbors, promising their newborn as a human sacrifice in occult rituals in exchange for a writing career. To what lengths would someone be willing to go for success and fortune?

“Rosemary’s Baby” is executive produced by Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin, and David Stern and produced by City Entertainment, KippSter Entertainment, and Lionsgate Television.

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Mindscape Gets a New Title and Artwork - Meet Anna

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:46

Vertical Entertainment's latest horror acquisition, the Jaume Collet-Serra produced flick Mindscape from Ombra Films and StudioCanal, has gotten a new title and some updated artwork!

Bloody Disgusting reports that the film will now be called simply Anna. On VOD and in theaters on June 6th via Vertical Entertainment, the film stars Mark Strong, “American Horror Story’s” Taissa Farmiga, and Brian Cox.

John (Strong) is a recently widowed man with the ability to enter people's memories. In the past John used his abilities to solve criminal cases, but after a stroke during a session gone wrong that left him incapacitated and financially broken, he is but a shell of his former self.

Desperate for an assignment, John asks his superior, Sebastian, for a new job. The case he receives is that of a troubled girl, Anna (Farmiga), who has begun a hunger strike. While the parameters of the job seem quite simple, Anna proves to be much more challenging than John expected. She's intelligent, insightful… and possibly one of the most conniving and manipulative people that he's come across in his career.

As John delves deeper into her memories to discover the reason for her hunger strike, everyone surrounding Anna's life becomes a suspect - her family, her nurse, even his old mentor Sebastian himself.

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Theatrical Release Date Announced for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 16:55

MPI/Dark Sky Films has announced a June 20th theatrical release for the newly restored version of Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The re-release comes in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary. A DVD and Blu-ray release will surely follow. Stay tuned!

In 1973, Tobe Hooper, a cast of unknown actors, and a crew of Austin film students and recent graduates headed to Round Rock, Texas in the middle of July. For the next 32 days they worked around the clock in 100 degree weather to make The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

The movie became a huge hit on the drive-in circuit and eventually grossed $30 million. It was invited to the 1975 Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight and was acquired as part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Since then, it has become the eighth highest-grossing horror franchise of all time. In 2012, Sight & Sound magazine named it one of the 250 most important movies ever made.

The new version of the film will be released in theaters this summer with a brand new 4K transfer, roughly four times the resolution of today’s more commonly used 2K for cinema. This is the only transfer of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras.

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Take a Bite of this Extended Preview of The Vampire Diaries Episode 5.18 - Resident Evil

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:08

Following tonight's episode of "The Vampire Diaries," the series is joining most of the rest of The CW's lineup on spring break, but first we have a preview of what's ahead in Episode 5.18, "Resident Evil," in which Paul Wesley makes his directorial debut.

"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.18 - "Resident Evil" (airs 4/17/14, 8-9pm)
Both Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) are suddenly having unsettling dreams of an alternate version of the life they might have had together.

Bonnie (Kat Graham) has a disturbing encounter with Grams (guest star Jasmine Guy), who warns her about frightening changes on the Other Side.

Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) gives Damon (Ian Somerhalder) unwanted relationship advice, then admits he is searching for a woman he loved decades before while he was held captive by the Augustines.

Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) enlists Matt (Zach Roerig), Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), and Tyler (Michael Trevino) to help track the Travelers and keep them from taking control of Mystic Falls. Bonnie is hurt and angry when she learns that Jeremy is working with Liv behind her back.

Luke (guest star Chris Brochu) shows up at the Salvatore house and explains what he knows about Markos (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) and the Travelers to Damon, Elena, and Enzo. Matt has a terrifying encounter with inhabitants of the Other Side.

Finally, when Damon finds Markos, he is both relieved and disturbed by what Markos has to tell him. Paul Wesley directed the episode written by Brian Young and Caroline Dries.

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