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Government Unleashes 'The Machine' Trailer, Stills and Poster

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 11:02

XLrator Media shared with Bloody the official trailer, new stills and theatrical one-sheet for The Machine, on VOD April 8 and in limited theaters on April 25, 2014.

From director Caradog W James, “Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, designed to help humanity. But things go terribly wrong when the British Government steals their breakthrough and teaches it to become a robotic weapon.

Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson, Sam Hazeldine, Pooneh Hajimohammadi, and John Paul Macleod star.

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[TV] New "Penny Dreadful" Footage!

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 05:28

Promoting their YouTube Channel, Showtime shared a new promo for “Penny Dreadful” that delivers a bunch of shocking new flashes of imagery.

Premiering May 11, the show is said to feature some of literature’s most frightening and iconic figures as they grapple with alienation in Victorian London.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. Dalton will be playing African explorer “Sir Malcolm,” while Carney has snapped up Dorian Gray. Hartnett will play the role of “Ethan Chandler,” a charming American who finds himself trapped in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Green will play “Vanessa Ives,” a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger. Treadaway will be assembled as “Victor Frankenstein.”

Oscar-nominee Logan created and wrote the series with the first two episodes to be helmed by The Orphanage and The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona.

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Major 'Godzilla' Details Reveal Creature's Origin!

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 01:48

While Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures struggle to keep the story and visuals under wraps, the licensing of Godzilla has caused a few headaches.

Today images hit Twitter of a brand new giant-sized Godzilla toy, which carried a description of the lizard king’s origin, as well as his motive for returning for the depths of the ocean!

beware of series spoilers, although I think it’s pretty cool to know now…

Possibly the last of an ancient species of giant amphibious creatures that evolved at a time when the surface of the Earth was over ten times more radioactive that it is today. Godzilla can convert his radiation stores into a violent, focused exhalation of atomic ray. Rarely seen, but spoken of in ancient Pacific Island myths, “Gojira” was last spotted in 1954, when the U.S. Navy encountered and attempted to kill him with an atomic blast in the Pacific Ocean. Since then, the giant creature has been living in the deep ocean – until a threat to his survival from an ancient foe forces him to reappear.

Gareth Edwards (Monsters) directs an all-star cast that includes Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, C.J. Adams, and Gary Chalk.

In theaters May 16, 2014, an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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'Wrong Turn 6' Now Filming in Bulgaria!

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 01:27

Fox Home Entertainment quietly begun production on Wrong Turn 6, yet another direct to VOD/DVD sequel to the slasher franchise that keeps to the backwoods.

Sadie Katz, pictured in House of Bad, has been cast in the lead role in the sixth installment of the Wrong Turn franchise, now shooting in Bulgaria, sources tell Bloody Disgusting.

I’m honored and humbled to play a role in franchise so loved by so many horror fans,” said Katz. “I can promise fans will get exactly what they’ve been craving!

Katz succeeds former Wrong Turn heroines like Eliza Dushku, Erica Leershen, and Tenika Davis.

Katz’s other credits include Scorned, which she also co-wrote, and the upcoming 13 Girls.

Wrong Turn 6 was written by Frank H.Woodward.

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[TV] Next On: This Season On "Bates Motel"!

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 01:14

The footage gets more and more uncomfortable with each passing week…

A&E’s is looking beyond next week’s “Bates Motel” with the following video that sneaks the entire second season.

In Episode 2.02, “Shadow of a Doubt,” “Norma (Vera Farmiga) tries to distract Norman (Freddie Highmore) from his obsession with Miss Watson by joining a play. Bradley turns to Norman for help when she has to escape a dire situation. Romero is pressured to make an arrest for the murder. A new player at work has Dylan and Remo on edge.

Guest stars checking into “Bates Motel” throughout the new season are Michael Vartan (“HawthoRne,” “Alias”), Kathleen Robertson (“Boss”) Paloma Kwiatkowski ( Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Rebecca Creskoff (“The Practice,” “Hung”), Kenny Johnson (“Sons of Anarchy”), Michael Eklund ( 88 Minutes, “Supernatural”) and Michael O’Neill (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing”).

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[TV] "iZombie" Eats Up More Cast

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 01:06

Deadline reports that “One Tree Hill’s” Robert Buckley, pictured, has been set as a series regular in Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero’s CW drama pilot “iZombie,” from Warner Bros. TV.

“‘iZombie’ is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories.”

Buckley will play Major, Liz’s former fiance who is trying to make the transition to friend.

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Death Hangs Above Latest 'Grand Piano' Clip!

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 01:01

In addition to our exclusive clip, we have a second look at Eugenio Mira’s intense thriller, Grand Piano, which is now creating a symphony of destruction on various VOD platforms and in limited theaters.

Watch as things get dead serious for Elijah Wood in this giallo-esque masterpiece along with the voice of John Cusack.

In the film, “Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long-awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of the expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: “Play one wrong note and you die.” Without leaving the piano, Tom must discover the anonymous sniper’s motives and look for help without anyone realizing…

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[TV] Next On "Hannibal": Episode 2.3, "Hassun" Promo and Images

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 00:50

“Hannibal” has started off strong and next Friday we prepare for Will Graham’s big trial!

In Episode 2.3, “Hassun” “Will watches as his trial forces those closest to him to choose sides; a court baliff appears to have been murdered by a copycat killer.

Check out the promo and first batch of images below.

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'Betrayer' Leaving Steam Early Access, Gets Price And Release Date

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:40

Blackpowder Games, an indie developer made up of former Monolith devs (FEAR, Condemned), has confirmed that its next project, the eerie, atmospheric shooter Betrayer is complete and will be transitioning out of Steam Early Access on March 24th. When the game releases, its price will go up to $19.99, so if you’re interested in it — maybe our playthrough piqued your interest — Betrayer will remain at $14.99 until then.

“Since shipping FEAR almost 10 years ago, we’ve been wanting to create a player-driven game that emphasizes exploration and discovery with minimal hand-holding,” says Craig Hubbard, designer and writer on Betrayer. “We’re ecstatic to finally get the chance.”

“Ultimately, what we’re proudest of is that Betrayer is distinctive. When you’re setting out to create a first person action game with seven people, the biggest fear is that you’ll make something redundant: a cheap version of a bigger, better title. But I feel confident saying you haven’t played anything quite like this.”

Betrayer is available on Steam Early Access (not for much longer), you can get it here.

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Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 125: Mastodon "Curl Of The Burl"

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 18:30

It’s Friday and spring is hopefully right around the corner. I guess that’s why I’m feeling like I need a bit more nature in my life. Y’know, trees that have leaves on them. Grass that I can actually see (damn snow) and walk on. Wildlife not shivering their tails off. That kinda stuff! Then I can walk around without 12 layers of clothing. I can breathe through my nose without the condensation freezing (no joke, that’s happened many times this winter). I can walk around my neighborhood without slipping and breaking my ass at every possible turn.

What I don’t plan on doing is taking nature and sniffing it like a drug. I also don’t plan on taking randomly found mushrooms and using them to turn into a burly, sun-murdering lumberjack. But that’s precisely what Mastodon are up to in their “Curl Of The Burl” music video, which is this week’s “Twisted Music Video Of The Week”!

Head on down to check it out!

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Hi-Res 'Starry Eyes' Poster Goes Retro

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:57

Having its World Premiere this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival is Dark Sky Films’ Starry Eyes, from directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch.

Indiewire landed the film’s festival poster, which takes the retro approach.

In it, “In the city of dreams, a desperate actress will do whatever it takes for the role of a lifetime… no matter what the cost.

Alexandra Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Fabianne Therese, Noah Segan, Pat Healy and Shane Coffey star.

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More Seductive Scarlett Johansson 'Under the Skin' Footage!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:46

Coming to the States April 11 (the UK gets it March 14) is A24′s (Spring Breakers, The Bling Ring and The Spectacular Now) hotly anticipated Scarlett Johansson alien pic Under the Skin.

Jonathan Glazer directed the sci-fi thriller about a voracious alien seductress (Scarlett Johansson) who scours remote highways and backroads for human prey. Walter Campbell wrote the screenplay.

Check out the first clip in which Johansson seduces her way into someone’s life…

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Director Watch: 'Oculus' Helmer Mike Flanagan Will 'Dive' Into the Dead!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:36

Writer-director Mike Flanagan is fucking awesome. The dude has propelled himself into directing stardom after years of television by directing the indie Absentia and absolutely fantastic Oculus, in theaters April 11 via Relativity. What I like about Flanagan is that, unlike a lot of aspiring filmmakers out there, he continued to work – and work hard. His IMDB shows an impressive amount of work, while also finding time to get short films in his schedule – one of which translated into him getting Oculus funded (life lesson, guys!).

I’m truly excited to see him break out, and hope that his next endeavor is as scary as Oculus. Taking cues from Flatliners, Flanagan and Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy are reteaming on the supernatural thriller Diver, setting a summer production start, reports Deadline.

“Diver revolves around a secret project based in New Orleans that involves a team sent to enter the minds of the recently dead to experience their final memories in order to solve the most heinous crimes. When the Divers breach the barrier between the living and the dead, they must contend with the supernatural force they unleash.

Flanagan will direct a script by Diane Ademu-John and Carter Blanchard with revisions by Flanagan and writing partner Jeff Howard. Macy will produce the film, with Marc D. Evans, Asha Kurian, and Julie Wilke also serving in various producing capacities.

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'Only Lovers Left Alive' An Incredible New Take on Vampires (Trailer Debut)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:25

Easily one of my favorite horror films of the year, Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive isn’t for everyone. While Ryan Daley wasn’t the biggest of fans, I found my self obsessing over the film’s beautiful simplicity, extraordinary acting (Tilda Swanson and Tom Hiddleston are out of this world), and real-life story structure. While it’s a bit “hipster,” it’s extremely powerful storytelling with strongly developed characters. Also featuring astounding sound design and score, this is a must-see in theaters…

The pic “tells the tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Hiddleston) and Eve (Swinton), who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness.

Sony Pictures has finally released an official U.S. trailer that’s pretty representational of what you’ll see in theaters April 11. Enjoy an O-negative ice pop while you watch the trailer!

John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska and Anton Yelchin also star.

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Focus Will Send Out 'The Signal' Soon

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:23

William Eubank’s dark and violent sci-fi film The Signal will be released this summer. Per THR, Focus Features planning on an initial release on June 13th and will then expand the film on June 20th and June 27th.

Starring “Bates Motel’s” Olivia Cooke and “Hannibal’s” Laurence Fishburne, the pic is about group of college students are lured to the middle of the desert by a hacker.

What begins as a techno-thriller about the pursuit of an elusive computer hacker takes a surprising turn into hardcore sci-fi territory,” says our own Ryan Daley in his Sundance review. “There’s also a surprisingly moving human element, and Eubank skillfully manipulates the tone to achieve the best possible result.

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All Three 'The Quiet Ones' Motion Posters Burn Through the Film!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:13

Haunting theaters April 25, the following motion posters for The Quiet Ones burns through film.

From the producers behind Let Me In and The Woman in Black, “A university student (Sam Claflin) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation.

Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.

Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and “Bates Motel’s” Olivia Cooke, pictured above, all star.

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'The Walking Dead - A House Divided' Available Now On iOS

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:07

The latest episode in Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Game arrived on iOS today. It’s also available on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, with the Vita version coming sometime at the end of the month. In my review of the episode, titled A House Divided, I found it to be a solid follow-up to the second season’s debut that focuses more on the “intimate moments,” and while it lulls a bit, it’s helped by an “omnipresent feeling of dread.”

Each episode costs $4.99 individually or you can get them all as they become available at $24.99 with the season pass.

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Advance Review: “Liberator/Earth Crisis: Salvation of Innocents” # 1

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:51

Matt Miner is an avid animal rights activist and he makes no attempt to hide it. He’s passionate, driven, and outspoken. He brings these traits into “Liberator/Earth Crisis: Salvation of Innocents” #1 to tell a new story in the battle against animal horror. It follows a new beginning for vigilante justice in the world of animal testing. It’s grisly, frightening, and enlightening. Miner doesn’t shy away from the real terrors of the world, and in turn gives us a comic with a powerful call to action.

WRITTEN BY: Matt Miner & Earth Crisis
ART BY: Javier Sanchez Aranda
PUBLISHER: Black Mask Studios
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: March 12, 2014

The ending of “Liberator” changed everything for the characters involved. It smartly put the plight of the protagonist ahead of the crisis of the situation. It dealt with the horrific scenery of animal cruelty but brought it back to the human condition. “Liberator/Earth Crisis” begins the other way around, and is arguably more powerful.

Sarah is the new janitor at an animal testing facility. She keeps her head down, and is constantly terrorized by her atrocious boss Dr. Reznik. Who may be the book’s biggest weakness. She is monstrous and abominable. She makes you hate. She’s never given any redeeming qualities. I understand the depiction, but even bad people do things for what they believe to be the “right” reasons. However, the longer she’s on the page the more your hatred for her builds. She’s a pretty great antagonist even if she’s a little one-dimensional.

What Sarah first considers just a “job” slowly takes a toll on her being. After a warm exchange with an activist Jeanette, Sarah slowly starts to change her mind. Earth Crisis lyrics kick in at the call to action. They take the form of Sarah’s inner monologue and empower her speech into an anthem. Sarah is going to lead a charge, even if she has to do it by herself.

Miner’s script lingers in the small moments. Making Sarah’s transition all the more powerful. Her indifference is the biggest enemy at the beginning, but small things like tears in her eyes as Reznik screams in her face show that something has changed. Where larger ones like her accidental witness of animal “surgery” will burn into your retinas for eternity.

Aranda’s art is vivid and emotional. He is able to capture anger almost perfectly. Screaming faces are overly abundant in this book, and you really feel the anger behind them. When it comes to gore, the art doesn’t shy away at all. In fact some of the depictions here will be hard to stomach, but it helps to sell the statement. You may not want to see these things, but think about for a moment. You’re perfectly fine with human decapitations, why are animal entrails so much more difficult to handle?

That’s almost the mantra of the book. There is serious awareness about animal rights issues, but there is hardly anyone doing anything. When confronted with the bleak realities of the situation Sarah can no longer stand idly by. Rightfully so. Earth Crisis reminds us that breaking unjust laws for a cause might be the only way to get things done.

Or you know, you can make a stellar comic book like this. “Liberator/Earth Crisis” is an empowering read that will shock and educate you. It doesn’t shy away from hard issues and it takes a powerful stance on standing up for your beliefs. I’m so happy Kick Ass with a Cause is back!

Rating: 4/5 Skulls.

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[Preview] Shift Into Gear For Your First Look at ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #2!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:34

Ghost Rider has always been one of my favorite heroes. I think I gravitated toward him as a child because he stood out as the resident badass of the Marvel Universe. Yet, his stories have always been somewhat lackluster as of late and hasn’t had the series he so rightly deserves. Well in less than two weeks the Rider will be reborn. the first issue hasn’t hit yet but we’ve already got a preview of issue two. Hit the jump for the full look!

This April, the pedal hits the metal in ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #2 – the explosive new series from creators Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore! Robbie Reyes has been imbued with awesome supernatural powers. But can this teenager control his new powers, or will it lead him down the path of destruction as he battles a new plague on the streets… the bizarre Pink Pills! What are they – and who is behind their creation? The streets of East LA are riddled with gangs, drugs, and violence. War is brewing in the criminal underworld. And it’ll take a new kind of hero to battle back the darkness. Don’t miss the next thrilling chapter in Robbie Reyes’ heroic journey in ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #2!

Art & Cover by TRADD MOORE
Variant Cover by FELIPE SMITH (FEB140752)
Vehicle Variant by POP MHAN (FEB140753)
FOC – 3/10/2014, On-Sale – 4/02/2014

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'Lollipop Chainsaw' Has Sold More Than A Million Copies

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:21

It’s been a while since I last had Lollipop Chainsaw on the mind. Suda 51′s quirky and colorful zombie chainsaw ‘em up wasn’t as memorable as I would’ve liked, but it was still a funny and mostly enjoyable game that definitely deserves a sequel. We may be one step closer to seeing such a thing happen, now that the game has sold over a million copies. The news comes from developer Grasshopper Manufacture’s Twitter page, where it was followed by a celebratory “Woot Woot!”

If you haven’t played the game, I called it as sweet as it is sour in my review. As much as I enjoy the idea of another Lollipop Chainsaw, Shadows of the Damned deserves it more. How about you — w Suda 51 game would you like to see more of?

Get your celebration gear on! Lollipop Chainsaw has sold more than a million copies!!! Woot Woot!!

— Grasshopper (@Grasshopper_EN) March 7, 2014

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