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Watch Jill Valentine Play the ‘Resident Evil’ HD Remaster

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:00

The Twitch gaming channel Sharp3D recently launched their Girls Got Game series, in which lady gamers play video games, because I hear that’s what lady gamers do. The newly released Resident Evil HD remaster is the latest game to be featured, and the woman behind the controller is Jill Valentine herself — otherwise known as actress and model Julia Voth.

Aside from sharing her initials with Ms. Valentine, Julia also lent her face and likeness to the character for the original Resident Evil remake, which came to the GameCube in 2002.


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This is the second actor this month to play through a survival horror game they starred in. A couple weeks ago, Guy Cihi, who you may recognize as the voice and likeness of James Sunderland, live-streamed his playthrough of Silent Hill 2.

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Perturbator Releases Remastered Stream Of “Retrogenesis”

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:00

Hot off the success of the CD and vinyl release of Dangerous Days, French retrosynth artist Perturbator will be releasing his previous two full length albums on physical format as well. To kick things off, a remastered stream of “Retrogenesis” from the I Am The Night album has been made available to stream and record label Blood Music states that the track has been, “…subtly remastered for CD/digital/vinyl release.

Blood Music will be taking pre-orders for the albums this Thursday starting at 10am EST and copies are extremely limited. If you want one for yourself, be ready to take on a mob through Blood Music’s webstore.

Head below to stream “Retrogenesis”.

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“American Horror Story” Fav Hit By a Car and Is In Critical Condition

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:48

TheWrap is reporting that “American Horror Story” actor Ben Woolf is still in critical condition after he was hit by a car in Hollywood Thursday night.

The actor was at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Gramercy Place when he was struck by a vehicle’s side mirror, explained the site.

“The vehicle remained at the scene,” a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman said about the driver. “It was not a hit-and-run.”

Police didn’t release any additional details about what Woolf was doing at the time of the incident or about the car’s model. The collision is still under investigation by the LAPD’s traffic division. No charges have been filed, the spokeswoman confirmed.

Fans of the FX series will remember Woolf — who was diagnosed with pituitary dwarfism as a child — was an attraction in Fräulein Elsa’s Cabinet of Curiosities. In the show, Woolf was known for saying, “Meep!” and biting off heads of small animals.

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Syfy’s “Helix” Brings the Gore to Season 2

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:24

Syfy’s “Helix” returns tonight for the sixth episode of Season 2.

The show has really amped up the gore and tension, a can be seen the following exclusive clip, as well as two others from earlier in the season.

“Helix” returns fifteen months following the demise of Arctic Biosystems when the CDC team, with the addition of biotoxicologist Kyle Sommer, responds to a potential disease outbreak on a windjammer in the Northern Pacific.

Their search for the cause of the outbreak leads the team, now lead by Peter Farragut, to an island occupied by a mysterious cult growing genetically modified crops.

Meanwhile, 40 years in the future, Julia Walker arrives at the same island searching for Alan Farragut.

Matt Long joined the cast as a series regular. Long plays Dr. Kyle Sommer, the newest member of the CDC team, a world-class toxicologist whose charm matches his sharp intellect. A preacher’s son from Texas, he is quick with a story or a joke, able to ingratiate himself into any group.

Steven Weber is new to season 2 as a recurring guest star. Weber will portray Brother Michael, the charismatic leader of the cult. Magnetic and charming, he is brilliant speaker and sermonizer, but also a first-class geneticist.

In addition to Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Neil Napier and Jordan Hayes returned.

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[TV] “Lost”-ish Poster For M. Night Shyamalan’s “Wayward Pines”

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:52

Looking like the opening and ending to “Lost”, here’s the one-sheet for M. Night Shyamalan’s 10-episode psychological thriller “Wayward Pines”, which premieres on FOX at 9PM May 14, 2015.

Matt Dillon (Crash) stars as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic Idaho town of Wayward Pines.

The cast also includes Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Terrence Howard (Crash), Carla Gugino (Entourage), Shannyn Sossamon (How To Make It In America), Toby Jones (Infamous), Reed Diamond (24), Tim Griffin (Prime Suspect), Charlie Tahan (Charlie St. Cloud) and Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear).

The event series is based on a best-selling novel by Blake Crouch, and executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, Donald De Line, Chad Hodge and Ashwin Rajan.

“Secret Service Agent ETHAN BURKE (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon; Crash, City of Ghosts) drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, searching for two missing federal agents. Ethan is the logical choice for the mission. He’s one of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office. He’s also the man who knew missing agent KATE HEWSON (Carla Gugino; Watchmen, “Entourage”) better than anyone. They were partners. They were more than that. Their relationship nearly destroyed Ethan’s marriage.

Everything changes when a truck slams into his car and he wakes up in the Wayward Pines Hospital, with the intense and unpredictable NURSE PAM (Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo; The Fighter, “Treme”) at his bedside. It soon appears that Pam may be more interested in harming than healing. She and Ethan grow into deadly rivals, and her role in the town proves much deeper than anyone realizes.

As the mysteries within the town pile up and clash with his own version of recent events, Ethan starts to question his own sanity. He is confronted by the mysterious and charismatic DR. JENKINS (Emmy Award nominee Toby Jones; The Girl, the Harry Potter franchise, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), the psychiatrist who treats him at Wayward Pines Hospital. As he begins to meet some of the local residents, including toymaker HAROLD BALLINGER (Reed Diamond; “24,” Much Ado About Nothing), Ethan forms a bond with BEVERLY (Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis; Hysterical Blindness, Cape Fear), a bartender who doesn’t mince words and is as wary of Wayward Pines as he is.

Back home in Seattle, Ethan’s wife, THERESA BURKE (Shannyn Sossamon; 40 Days and 40 Nights, “How to Make It in America”), a former Secret Service Agent trainee, gets a call from Ethan’s boss, ADAM HASSLER (Tim Griffin; “Prime Suspect”). He informs her that early testing shows Ethan was never in the car that was recovered on the side of the road outside of Wayward Pines. They’re still investigating. But this isn’t enough for Theresa. Along with their teenage son, BEN (Charlie Tahan; The Harvest, Charlie St. Cloud), Theresa sets out on her own search for Ethan.

Meanwhile, Ethan is challenged at every turn by the town’s die-hard residents and especially the town’s sheriff, SHERIFF ARNOLD POPE (Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard; Crash, Hustle & Flow), who takes offense at a Secret Service agent showing up on his turf and telling him what to do. Ethan believes Pope is out of his mind and visa versa. Ethan’s continuing investigation only turns up more and more questions, and each one leads him to the most important question of all: What’s wrong with Wayward Pines?”

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‘Alien’: Louis C.K. Wants to Die In a Terrible Way!

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:01

One of the best roles in James Cameron’s 1986 Aliens is Carter Burke, played by comedian Paul Reiser. What was so spectacular about the role is that he played a real asshole, someone you wanted to die badly. Could the same be in store for Louis C.K.?

Earlier this week it was announced that District 9, Elysium and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp would be getting behind the camera for the next installment of Alien. Ridley Scott will produce, and Sigourney Weaver, who starred in Blomkamp’s previous two films, has been actively talking about returning to her iconic Ripley role.

Since the announcement, Weaver stopped by the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” where he asked about Alien. Here story was surprising.

“We’ve been talking about it,” Weaver said of her recent on-set conversations with Blomkamp regarding a new Alien. “He’s so talented.”

“I said this to Louis C.K. the other night, and he said ‘I wanna be in it, and I want to die in a terrible way.’ ”

Weaver’s respond? “I’m sure something can be arranged.”

I really enjoy this bater because it suggests that Weaver has her pulse on the storyline, and can easily collaborate ideas with Blomkamp. I think Weaver has a very specific vision for Ripley, and hopefully between her and Blomkamp it can become fully realized. The Xenomorph planet must be destroyed…

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BifBangPow! Making Insane “Twilight Zone” Door Decals!

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:33

Not only does BifBangPow! have new “The Twilight Zone” action figures, but they have incredible door decals that will transport you to the Zone in the comfort of your own home.

On hand at New York Toy Fair 2015 was much of the current line on display as well as newly announced upcoming items including the awesome second series of 3 ¾ inch figures featuring Dr. Bernardi, Nurse, Bandaged Patient, Santa Claus, the Venusian, and Anthony Fremont, reports Figures, who also shared the attached images.

The latest wave of 8 inch figures were there too, in addition to the huge assortment of cool novelties and accessories like water bottles, license plate frames, and more with new items including prop replica door decals (“Doorway” and “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”) and bobble heads.

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Meet ‘Chappie’, the Real Gangster In This New Clip

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:30

Ninja and Yolandi Visser, voices of the South African Zef counter-culture movement and members of rap-rave duo Die Antwoord, play two local gangsters who want to use Chappie for their own nefarious purposes.

In this new clip, we see one half of the duo enjoying the thug life with Chappie.

Neill Blomkamp’s latest sci-fi thriller opens in theaters March 6.

Sharlto Copley provides the voice of Chappie, with the cast including Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Jose Pablo Cantillo and Sigourney Weaver.

In ‘Chappie,’ “Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.”

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White Willow Release Fantastic Cover Of The Scorpions’ “Animal Magnetism”

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:00

A few years ago, I was introduced to a Norwegian prog rock group by the name of White Willow and their album Terminal Twilight. I was 100% blown away. The album was a gorgeous blend of synthesizers, odd time signatures, haunting vocals, and eerie melodic passages. It has remained one of my absolute favorite releases of the past 10 years and I keep coming back to it, over and over again.

For a little taste, listen to “Hawks Circle The Mountain“. Nearly precisely in the middle is a passage that continuously takes my breath away. Melancholic with a dash of suspense, I always pause whatever I’m doing for this moment.

Now, White Willow is rearing their head again, preparing themselves for not one but two new albums that will be released over the next year.

The band states:

Later this year White Willow will release a full-length album that will be part 1 of a 2-part concept, just to make sure it’ll all be sufficiently proggy. The 2nd album is slated for an early 2016 release.

To kick this off, they’re released a cover of “Animal Magnetism”, originally written by The Scorpions. The track maintains that sense of eeriness that I’ve been describing, all overlaid by the delicate vocals of new singer Venke Knutson.

Below is a stream of the song as well as a large quote from main songwriter Jacob Holm-Lupo. Make sure to pick up the track via iTunes.

From frontman Jacob Holm-Lupo:

So finally, some new music from us. Our fans have learnt to expect the unexpected from us, but this is unusual even by our standards, so I thought I’d give some background on this single.

First of all, let me welcome our new singer, the absolutely fantastic Venke Knutson. Some of you know her from the last The Opium Cartel album. Norwegians know her from the radio waves where her hits have been in rotation for a decade. We are extremely pleased and thankful to have her onboard.

Then the tune: Those of you who’ve read Bryan Reesman’s liner notes to our Storm Season reissue know that Scorpions were a major inspiration behind that album. I absolutely love the Scorps, and especially their late 70s/early 80s phase. They had – and have – something really unique. So I decided to cover “Animal Magnetism”, which is probably my favorite Scorpions tune. But I wanted to do it in our own way, by paying tribute to Scorpions’ kraut roots. Although they have become known for a very “international” sound, an expansive, radio and arena friendly hard rock that goes down just as well in the US as in Europe, they started out with some fairly experimental and decidedly krauty records not a million miles removed from early Eloy, for example. So I decided to introduce some Tangerine Dream style electronics to reinforce that kraut connection. Lars of course provided the synthesizer magic.

Once the arrangement started taking shape, with a nice, gloomy, electronic kraut sound, doomy motorik drums from Mattias and Venke’s cool, Nordic vocals on top I thought that I really needed a contrast to all that icy, Northern stuff. What would be a starkly human element that I could inject? The absolutely most human sound I know of apart from the human voice is the klezmer clarinet – it embodies all the ecstasy and agony of the human condition. The fact that “Animal Magnetism” already has a Middle Eastern tonality to it made the idea perfect in my mind. And the best klezmer clarinetist in the world is David Krakauer, so I contacted him and asked if he was interested – and he was! And that’s how this whole, crazy thing came together. Scorpions, modular moogs, clarinets and a gorgeous soothing voice.

It’s not prog in the traditional sense, I’ll grant you that, but it certainly feels like an interesting step forward all the same. When the two full-length albums are released there’ll be more of the stuff you expect – mellotrons, fluttering flutes and 15/8. But for now I want you to open your mind to this weirdness.

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6 Sequels That Could Work As Episodic Games

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 09:00

Ever since the first season of The Walking Dead: The Game garnered all the accolades, a growing number of developers have started breaking up their games into bite-sized, easily digestible chunks. Telltale’s portfolio of episodic series aside, Kentucky Route Zero, Life is Strange and the upcoming Resident Evil Revelations 2 are other recent examples of this, and for the most part, folks don’t seem to mind the trend.

Telltale may be responsible for making it popular, but Capcom is refining it. Rather than wait for months between episodes of The Walking Dead or A Wolf Among Us, Revelations 2 episodes will come in weekly installments, starting with the first, which arrives next week.

I’ve never been overly accused of possessing any real amount of patience, so for the purpose of this list, let’s say the games we’re about to chat about will have a similar timeframe, with no more than a few weeks separating each episode.

The first game on this list is an obvious one, so let’s get this started with…

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‘Escape From New York’ Blu-ray Fully Detailed!

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:39

Scream Factory has announced the April 21, 2015 release of John Carpenter’s Escape From New York (Collector’s Edition) on Blu-ray. The new edition of the 1981 cult classic starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Season Hubley, Harry Dean Stanton, and Adrienne Barbeau includes several bonus features including a new 2K scan of the inter-positive, struck from the original negative.

A thrilling landmark film that jolts along at a breakneck pace, Escape From New York leapt to cult status with high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat suspense and the mind-blowing vision of lone warrior Snake Plissken (Russell) battling his way out of a post-apocalyptic Manhattan.

In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president (Pleasence) crash-lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken (Russell). But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake’s mission – and his life – unless he succeeds!

Customers ordering from shoutfactory.com will receive their copies of Escape From New York (Collector’s Edition) two weeks early, and will receive an exclusive 18×24” poster featuring newly commissioned artwork.

Escape From New York (Collector’s Edition) Special Features:

DISC ONE:

· NEW 2K High Definition scan of the inter-positive, struck from the original negative

· NEW Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau and directory of photography Dean Cundey

· Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell

· Audio Commentary by producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves

DISC TWO:

· NEW Big Challenges in Little Manhattan: The Visual Effects of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

· NEW Scoring the Escape: A Discussion with composer Alan Howarth

· NEW On Set with John Carpenter: The Images of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK with photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker

· NEW I Am Taylor: an interview with actor Joe Unger

· NEW My Night on the Set: an interview with filmmaker David DeCoteau

· Deleted Scene: The Original Opening Bank Robbery Sequence

· Return to Escape from New York Featurette

· Theatrical Trailers

· Photo Galleries – Behind-the-Scenes, Posters and Lobby Cards

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‘Lost River’ Clip Dances In the Dark to Synth Score

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:29

An international trailer and clip have been released for Drive star Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River, which opens April 10, 2015 through Warner Bros.

Lost River stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Iain De Caestecker, Matt Smith and Barbara Steele.

The film is set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city. Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while Bones, her eighteen-year-old son, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.

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‘Echoes’ Summons the Dead In the Desert (Images)

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 21:19

Can the desert summon the dead?

An official selection of the New York City International Film Festival and FilmQuest Film Festival, winning Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Director honors, we now have an image gallery for the the supernatural thriller Echoes, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD April 15th from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

The feature directorial debut of Nils Timm (who also wrote the screenplay), Echoes explores the murky realm between reality and dreams, and what could happen when these worlds collide.

Struggling with horrifying, sleep-paralysis induced visions, Anna (French), a young writer, retreats with her boyfriend (Brand) to an isolated yet beautiful glass house in the desert. Hoping that the desert vistas surrounding her will spur her creative juices, she welcomes the opportunity to stay behind when her boyfriend must return to the city for urgent business.

However, Anna’s sleep paralysis does not abate, despite the calming environment. And now, her attacks are accompanied by a mysterious figure, caked with dirt as if it was made of sand itself. As the visions intensify, she finds herself on the verge of losing her mind…or is she being lead to uncover a life-threatening secret?

Steven Brand (“Teen Wolf,” The Scorpion King), Kate French (Channeling, “Gossip Girl,” “One Tree Hill”), Billy Wirth (“Chicago P.D.”, The Lost Boys) and Steve Hanks (12/12/12, Hold Your Breath) star.

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Learn the Rules of the Vampire!

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 21:00

What We Do In the Shadows‘ Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are promoting their new faux vampire documentary with this hilarious “Rules Of the Vampire” video that first appeared on Funny or Die.

Each vampire movie has a completely different set of rules that vampires live by. As Vladislav and Viago explain, being a vampire is surprisingly simple.

The truth about vampires continues to spread across the U.S. this weekend!
Find theater listings here.

Read our review here.

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series “Flight of the Conchords,” co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that’s filming them, the details of their daily-make that nightly-routine. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. The film also stars Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek, and was produced by Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley and Emanuel Michael.

Rules Of The Vampire with Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi from Funny Or Die

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[TV] Trailer For M. Night Shyamalan’s “Wayward Pines” Crashes In

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:52

Here’s the first official TV Spot for M. Night Shyamalan’s 10-episode psychological thriller “Wayward Pines”, which premieres on FOX at 9PM May 14, 2015.

The event series is based on a best-selling novel by Blake Crouch, and executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, Donald De Line, Chad Hodge and Ashwin Rajan.

Matt Dillon (Crash) stars as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic Idaho town of Wayward Pines.

The cast also includes Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Terrence Howard (Crash), Carla Gugino (Entourage), Shannyn Sossamon (How To Make It In America), Toby Jones (Infamous), Reed Diamond (24), Tim Griffin (Prime Suspect), Charlie Tahan (Charlie St. Cloud) and Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear).

“Secret Service Agent ETHAN BURKE (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon; Crash, City of Ghosts) drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, searching for two missing federal agents. Ethan is the logical choice for the mission. He’s one of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office. He’s also the man who knew missing agent KATE HEWSON (Carla Gugino; Watchmen, “Entourage”) better than anyone. They were partners. They were more than that. Their relationship nearly destroyed Ethan’s marriage.

Everything changes when a truck slams into his car and he wakes up in the Wayward Pines Hospital, with the intense and unpredictable NURSE PAM (Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo; The Fighter, “Treme”) at his bedside. It soon appears that Pam may be more interested in harming than healing. She and Ethan grow into deadly rivals, and her role in the town proves much deeper than anyone realizes.

As the mysteries within the town pile up and clash with his own version of recent events, Ethan starts to question his own sanity. He is confronted by the mysterious and charismatic DR. JENKINS (Emmy Award nominee Toby Jones; The Girl, the Harry Potter franchise, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), the psychiatrist who treats him at Wayward Pines Hospital. As he begins to meet some of the local residents, including toymaker HAROLD BALLINGER (Reed Diamond; “24,” Much Ado About Nothing), Ethan forms a bond with BEVERLY (Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis; Hysterical Blindness, Cape Fear), a bartender who doesn’t mince words and is as wary of Wayward Pines as he is.

Back home in Seattle, Ethan’s wife, THERESA BURKE (Shannyn Sossamon; 40 Days and 40 Nights, “How to Make It in America”), a former Secret Service Agent trainee, gets a call from Ethan’s boss, ADAM HASSLER (Tim Griffin; “Prime Suspect”). He informs her that early testing shows Ethan was never in the car that was recovered on the side of the road outside of Wayward Pines. They’re still investigating. But this isn’t enough for Theresa. Along with their teenage son, BEN (Charlie Tahan; The Harvest, Charlie St. Cloud), Theresa sets out on her own search for Ethan.

Meanwhile, Ethan is challenged at every turn by the town’s die-hard residents and especially the town’s sheriff, SHERIFF ARNOLD POPE (Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard; Crash, Hustle & Flow), who takes offense at a Secret Service agent showing up on his turf and telling him what to do. Ethan believes Pope is out of his mind and visa versa. Ethan’s continuing investigation only turns up more and more questions, and each one leads him to the most important question of all: What’s wrong with Wayward Pines?”

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Olivia Wilde Describes Her Trip to HELL In This ‘Lazarus Effect’ Clip

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:48

Relativity Studios released a third clip from The Lazarus Effect, opening in theaters February 27, 2015, in which Olivia Wilde explains to Mark Duplass that she was trapped in Hell!

Evan Peters and Donald Glover also star in the pic about a group of medical students who discover a way to bring dead patients back to life.

David Gelb directs.

“THE LAZARUS EFFECT follows a group of researchers led by Frank (Mark Duplass) and his fiancée Zoe (Olivia Wilde) who’ve achieved the unimaginable- bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated.

Frank, Zoe and their team (Donald Glover, Sarah Bolger and Evan Peters) take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt to recreate their experiment, during which things go terribly wrong and one of their own, Zoe, is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, Frank pushes them to do the unthinkable: attempt to resurrect their first human test subject.

Initially, the procedure appears a success, but the team soon realizes something is wrong with Zoe. As her strange new persona reveals itself, the team quickly becomes stuck in a gruesome reality. They are no longer faced with the question of whether they can bring someone back to life- but rather, the wrath of her return.”

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[Video] 72 Years of Batman On Film!

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 17:24

It may feel like our obsession with the caped crusader in film is a new one. But thanks to vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney, we can realize that the history of this character on the silver screen goes much further back than we can remember. Jacob created The Evolution of Batman in Cinema and posted it to Vimeo. As you’ll see in the video, 72 is a lot of years, and a lot of men under the cowl. 

Check out Michael Keaton, Christian Bale, Lego Batman, and my personal favorite Adam West in seven decades of Batman.

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[TV] DC Comics “Lucifer” Gets A Pilot Order From FOX

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 17:00

Adding to the whole host of comic book properties in production on television, FOX has given a pilot order to “Lucifier” in a hope to further capitalize on the success they’re finding with “Gotham.” Variety has the full scoop, but let’s do a rundown on this news first. Lucifer Morningstar was a character first introduced by Neil Gaiman in a supporting role, he is indeed the first of the fallen, and reportedly the script has perfectly captured the tone of the devil. But, and this is a huge BUT, the script also makes efforts to grind the concept into a police procedural of sorts. Which is exactly what this story shouldn’t be, and not exactly what TV needs right now, especially comics TV.

Fox has given a formal pilot order to “Lucifer,” based on the DC Comics character.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Len Wiseman are attached to the hourlong drama as exec producers, with Wiseman set to direct the pilot.

The project hailing from Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Aggressive Mediocrity and Warner Bros. TV follows Lucifer, the Lord of Hell, as he resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the “shimmering insanity” of L.A., where he helps the LAPD punish criminals.

Lucifer and the characters are inspired by those from DC’s Vertigo imprint comic, created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg.

Previously announced, “Californication’s” Tom Kapinos penned the pilot. He’ll serve as an exec producer, along with Bruckheimer, Littman (“CSI,” “The Amazing Race”) and Wiseman (“Sleepy Hollow,” “Underworld” franchise), plus KristieAnne Reed (“Hostages”) as co-exec producer.

“Lucifer” is one of many comic-inspired smallscreen adaptations currently in development. This pilot season, DC Comics’ “Supergirl,” starring Melissa Benoist, landed at CBS. On the Marvel front, “A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” starring Krysten Ritter, plus three other series including “Daredevil” are heading to Netflix, while “Dreadstar” from Jim Starlin is coming to TV via Universal Cable Productions and Benderspink.

Among DC’s other properties, “iZombie” bows March 17, joining “Arrow” and “The Flash” on the CW. “Gotham” was renewed for a second season over at Fox.

Will you tune into FOX’s “Lucifier?” and do you think making it a cop show is a good idea?

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[Netflix Roulette] ‘Harper’s Island’ A Fun Take on Agatha Christie!

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 16:45

Most of us have sat on our couch on a Saturday night looking for something to watch on Netflix. The only problem is, there are a lot of bad movies and shows on Netflix. So I thought I would be a good friend to all of you and start weeding out some of the bad ones. This is an idea for a new series of posts in which I will watch a randomly selected horror movie on Netflix and do a brief review on said film (this one won’t be that brief, but future posts will). How will I randomly select a film, you ask? It’s a rather grueling and scientific process where I close my eyes and place my finger on the screen and watch whatever horror movie my finger lands on. Sounds complicated, I know. Let’s get to it then, shall we? My first post is going to be about Harper’s Island, a 2009 CBS(!) series modeled after Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None.

I know, Harper’s Island isn’t a movie. But it’s what gave me the idea to start writing these posts, so I thought it would be appropriate to start off the “Netflix Roulette” series. I don’t have enough time to keep binge-watching shows on the weekends so pretty much all of my future posts will be on films.

I missed Harper’s Island when it originally aired on CBS back in 2009, and judging by the ratings, apparently many of you did as well. The first three episodes aired on Thursdays in April, only to be moved to the TV wasteland of Saturdays in May. It’s a shame, because Harper’s Island is actually a pretty great show and you can watch all 13 episodes right now on Netflix!

The plot is pretty standard: a group of friends gather on an island to celebrate a wedding. The only problem is that a mass murder happened on the island years before and more people start dying shortly after the wedding party arrives on the island. Suspension of disbelief is pretty much required to make it all the way through the season/series since you have to believe that anywhere from one to five people get killed in each episode and it takes five episodes for people to take notice, but it’s forgivable.

I can certainly understand why viewership for Harper’s Island dropped each week. From what I’ve seen, it was advertised as a creepy murder mystery that was going to have lots of thrills. While the latter half of the season fits that description, the first half is very much a soap opera with horror elements. It’s a shame more people didn’t stick around to see what it would eventually become (episode 5 is probably the point where I went from “meh” to “hell yes” on the show) because it grew into a very ballsy piece of television that wasn’t afraid to kill off its characters. Episodes 11 and 12 are probably highlights for me (I think the finale loses a bit of steam, but it doesn’t ruin the show as a whole).

The cast is mostly good, with the standouts being Katie Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Cameron Richardson and Adam Campbell. Harry Hamlin also seems to be having fun in a small role. Not all of the acting is great (and the little girl is one of the most obnoxious characters I have ever seen on screen), but most of the lesser talented actors are killed off in the first few episodes. The pilot can be a bit overwhelming with its introduction of roughly 25 characters, but as more people are killed off, characterization becomes more of a focus. This benefits the show greatly, as many characters that were annoying or seemingly cannon fodder in the beginning are given depth that really makes you sympathize for them when they eventually die (and trust me, many of them die). Also adding to the fun: the episode titles are onomatopoeic, representing the sound (or sounds, in the case of “Thrack, Splat, Sizzle”) a character makes when they die.

While not perfect, Harper’s Island is far better than it was given credit for (it’s better than at least 2 of American Horror Story’s seasons). Watching it in as little sittings as possible is arguably the best way to watch it (remember how I said those first few episodes were kind of “meh?”) but it gets very addicting. Think you can figure out who will live and who will die? Or even better, can you figure out who the killer is (I figured it out right before his/her/their reveal, so I felt a little dumb). Give it a shot and let me know what you think!

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‘Avenged’ Trailer Delivers ‘Crow-like Revenge!

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 16:24

Uncork’d Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed Avenged (read our review) in theatres and on VOD on March 6, 2015, and on DVD on April 21, 2015.

Here’s the first trailer for The Crow-esque story that begins after a gang brutalises a deaf girl (Amanda Adrienne), her lifeless body is inhabited by the spirit of a revenge-seeking Apache warrior.

A lethal injection of scares, thrills, romance, and the supernatural, director Michael S. Ojeda’s confronting revenge film “delivers on all levels” (Bloody Disgusting) and “deserves to be viewed, discussed, and then viewed again” (The Horror Honeys).

While traveling across country, Zoe, a lovely deaf mute woman, stumbles on a horrific crime – a gang of rednecks slaughtering two Native American boys. Zoe’s brave attempt to save one of the boys seals her fate. She is captured, raped and left for dead. When an Indian shaman finds her clinging to life in a shallow grave he attempts to save her – but something goes horribly wrong. The spirit of an ancient Apache warrior takes host of Zoe’s dead body. So now she walks amongst the living, hell-bent on getting revenge. One by one she slaughters the men who brutalized her, while the clock ticks away on her quickly decomposing body.

Amanda Adrienne, Rodney Rowland, Marc Anthony Samuel and Tom Ardavany star.

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