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Magnet’s ‘Honeymoon’ Poster Completes the Ritual

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:42

Magnet Releasing has released a new one-sheet for Honeymoon (read our review), which opens on iTunes/On Demand and in theaters September 12.

Leigh Janiak’s festival fav stars Rose Leslie (“Game of Thrones”), Harry Treadaway (“Penny Dreadful”), Ben Huber and Hanna Brown.

Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.

Treadaway and Leslie give captivating leading performances as a couple that takes new love to disturbing depths. With romance slowing giving way to terror, writer/director Leigh Janiak puts her unique stamp on this intimate, chilling thriller.

The poster comes courtesy of Commplex:

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First ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ #SDCC Poster

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:38

TWC-Dimension unveiled a San Diego Comic-Con posters for Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

In theaters August 22, the film is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.

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

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Exclusive ‘Raw Cut’ Clipage Takes Aim

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:11

We now have an exclusive clip from Zoe Quist’s (Mining For Ruby, Fetch) upcoming indie thriller, Raw Cut, which opens theatrically in Los Angeles on August 1st and is available around the country on VOD August 5th.

In the clip, Adam (Daniel Ponickly) takes things up an uncomfortable notch with the shotgun and Jack (Christopher Kelly) in the mountains while Stephanie (Zoe Quist) and Amanda (C. Ashleigh Caldwell) watch in horror.

Starring Daniel Ponickly (Mining For Ruby, Mona Lisa Smile) and Christopher Kelly (Ink, August Falls) and C. Ashleigh Caldwell (Ashes, Not In My Backyard), “When Adam Cohen invites his best college friends, Jack and Amanda, to his new Wyoming home for a week’s getaway to meet his new fiance, Stephanie, the two couples get much more than the peace and solitude they were hoping for. Stephanie asks for help with her thesis film, a ‘found footage’ piece. The friends are going to play-act a traditional horror story: two ingenues are stalked and murdered by two crazed hillbillies. But who is stalking whom? How far are we willing to go for our art? How much will people take before they burst? Raw Cut explores the meta world between found footage and reality. What starts as a traditional horror film turns into something far darker, more suspenseful. How well do any of the friends really know each other? And who will survive the cut?

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Must Buy Comics on 07/23/14

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:25

Every week we cover what we hope to be the best comics of the week on Wednesday, but for a lot of you that’s far too late. You’ve hit the shop and you’ve got your stack by lunchtime. So now we’re going to hit you ahead of time and show you what we think are the best offerings of the week. This way you can leave the shop Wednesday knowing you have a real winner in your pile, or at the very least grab something before it sells out.

These are the Must Buy Comics for 07/23/14.

DREAM THIEF: ESCAPE #2

I had the pleasure of hearing Jai Nitz speak about his approach to writing at Emerald City Comic Con, and he’s got a lot figured out. He knows how to pace a story, and make it grounded in character without forgetting a fantastic premise. This new issue of “Dream Thief: Escape” shows no signs of slowing down, our own Brady Steele said of issue # 1 “The setup leaves unlimited possibilities for what’s going to happen next and that’s just the kind of story that deserves your attention, readers. Get in on this caper / paranormal series already!” You heard him!

 

 

 

BUFFY SEASON 10 #5

Buffy! Nicholas Brendan co-writing the series! Down and dirty Dracula action! What more could you ask for? Ohhh… an advance review? We’ve got that from our own Farah Jayden right here. She’s already said “The fandom is lucky to experience the beginning of a new season that’s growing into one of the most original and skillfully constructed eras of the series.”

 

 

 

 

UNDERTOW #6

The end of Steve Orlando and Artyom Trakhanov’s insanely awesome miniseries is here. I can’t help but weep tears of sorrow as this has been one of my favorite miniseries of the year. Consistently Orlando delivers a script that packs an emotional wallop while Trakhanov has some of the best coloring work I’ve seen in a monthly comic. Together they’ve crafted a tightly wound story about knowing where you grew up and pushing into unknown worlds with only courage at your side. Will it all be worth it for Ukinnu? We’ll find out in three days.

 

 

 

DOCTOR WHO THE TENTH DOCTOR/ THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1

Holy shit.

Two new Doctor Who stories in one week. With each of the past doctors at the helm, and incredible creative teams behind both. I think both my hearts have stopped.

 

 

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BD Playlist: Zac Vol. 1

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:00

Another work week, another reason to listen to some new music! Today we bring you several tracks from our new comic book editor, Zac! As seems to be the running theme, we’ve got a great mix of genres here, from hip hop to electronica to indie and more. Head on below to get a sampling of Zac’s musical tastes!

Thee Oh Sees – Carrion Crawler/The Dream

Thee Oh Sees are not really my typical sound but I find something about them incredibly intoxicating. I was fortunate enough to see them live this past year. It was easily one of the most energizing and exciting live performances I’ve ever attended. Their washed out dirty and aggressive play still is now part of my daily rotation. Watch this video and you should be converted.

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Remember ‘T-Rex,’ Rob Zombie’s Boxing Flick?!

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:49

It’s been six years since Dimension Films optioned Rob Zombie’s T-Rex (Tyrannosaurus Rex), which was to be the followup to his 2007 Halloween.

Mid-2008, Zombie started to share concept art from his action-horror, allegedly about an ex-convict boxer fighting in an underground ring (reminding me of Bloodsport or Kickboxer). He told MTV in an interview that it was “like an incredibly violent 70s action movie.

Between the mini-announcements of art and cast (Sheri Moon was confirmed for a role, clearly), the movie fell apart.

All of these years later, here’s what we’ve heard happened: The Weinstein Company got cold feet – because it was extremely expensive – and allegedly held it over Zombie’s head, who wanted desperately to make the movie. The Weinstein Company had allegedly told Zombie that, if he were to direct Halloween II, they’d give him the rights back to the script. This way Zombie could shop the property to other studios, while Dimension would get their Halloween sequel they so badly wanted.

Anyways, it’s a bummer T-Rex never came into fruition because it looks and sounds like a badass idea. Zombie hasn’t mentioned the film in years, which leaves me to believe it’s long gone, a cinematic “what if?” that will forever be remembered among us horror fans.

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Advance Review: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10” #5

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:21

The release of Christos Gage and Nicholas Brendon’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10” #5 sees the exciting end of this Season’s widely revered first arc, and the beginning of what’s gearing up to be a potentially significant saga in the series’ rapidly evolving mythology. Be sure to pick up your copy when it hits stands this Wednesday (July 23), and click through to read our spoiler-free review!

 

WRITTEN BY: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon

ART BY: Rebekah Isaacs

PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics

PRICE: $3.50

RELEASE: July 23, 2014

Reviewed By: ShadowJayd

For how different they seem to be, seasoned writer Christos Gage, and Buffy alum Nicholas Brendon, deliver another perfectly co-written script, both working in tandem to establish the dramatic events that  will ultimately set the course for whatever lies ahead in “Buffy Season 10.”

Following last month’s surprising cliffhanger, Dracula’s dangerous meddling with the VAMPYR book in his quest for power has left the Scooby Gang scrambling in an epic battle to stop the terrifying—and familiar—demon he has unwittingly transformed into; whilst also trying to extract a mind-controlled Xander from Dracula’s hold. The issue roller-coasters along at an alarmingly quick pace, only slowing down to provide exposition and plot development when needed. The prominence of action and movement is a gift that keeps on giving as Buffy and crew take the fighting to the streets, providing a great opportunity for Rebekah Isaacs to not only showcase the cohesiveness of the team as a combat unit, but also her illustrative capabilities and fantastically imagined artwork. At times, the accelerated pace comes off as a bit excessive, but overall this is a pretty infectious installment.

Gage and Brendon use dialogue to great effect, leaning heavily toward the comedic side of the spectrum, with the writers delighting readers with quip after witty quip. Comedy is notoriously difficult to pull off, especially when trying to effectively express humour within the comics medium, but Gage and Brendon appear to be in their element. On the other hand, while “New Rules, Part V” is a master class in comedic delivery and timing, it could very well just be subject to its audience. It’s hard to say whether the narrative’s balance of plot and cheesy humour is exactly what the fandom wants and expects, or if it’s overkill; but personally, I relate to the former.

From beginning to end, this chapter is a blast to read thanks to Gage’s creative mind and understanding of the Buffyverse, and Brendon’s iconic acting experience as Xander Harris which allows for an incredibly authentic voice to be heard in the character’s dialogue; specifically his interactions with Dracula. Moreover, Rebekah Isaacs’ artwork really compliments the writers’ humour and makes excellent use of page layouts and design.

She also brings a lot of visual humour to the issue, herself. From subtle character moments, like Ghost Anya reaffirming her invisibility by waving a hand in front of an old acquaintance’s oblivious face. To big moments, like Willow magic-flying an unsuspecting, though agreeable, Catholic priest through the air to bless a towering structure amidst complete demon-fighting chaos. In contrast, colourist Dan Jackson keeps things visually serious with his typical palette of dark hues and tones. Yet he still provides a sense of vitality that instantly stimulates the eye. Isaacs and Jackson work together to capture that wonderful mix of humor, horror, and supernatural might that keeps life extremely interesting for Buffy and her gang.

The fandom is lucky to experience the beginning of a new season that’s growing into one of the most original and skillfully constructed eras of the series. I can’t wait to see what’s to come.

ShadowJayd, known everywhere else as Farah Jayden Hakkak, has been a staff writer for Bloody-Disgusting since July 2012. You can find her on Twitter, or passed out by the dirt road behind Wendy’s.

 

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