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Saturday, July 20, 2013

New Character Posters For “Seventh Son”

New character posters have been revealed for magical fantasy film “Seventh Son”. The film is directed by Sergei Bodrov and stars Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander. “Seventh Son” is due out January 17th 2014.

A 18th century adventure story centered on young Thomas (Ben Barnes), who is apprenticed to the local Spook (Jeff Bridges) to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) escapes her confinement while the Spook is away.

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New Character Posters For “300: Rise Of An Empire”

Check out the newest character posters for “300: Rise Of An Empire”. The film is a follow up to the smash graphic novel influenced live action hit “300” and based on the comic Xerxes. “Rise Of An Empire” focuses on  the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marching north towards the major Greek city-states, after their victory over Leonidas.

The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.

“300: Rise Of An Empire” is directed by Noam Murro and stars Eva Green, Jack O'Connell, Rodrigo Santoro, Sullivan Stapleton. This one doesn’t hit theatres till March 7th 2014.

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Faster Than A Speeding Bat-Mobile! Crime Fighting Duo Hitting Big Screen



BatmanWarner Bros. Pictures announced today that a tentpole feature film uniting Batman and Superman can be expected in 2015. This announcement comes in no small part to seeing Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder’s success at the box office which has sent DC live action material soaring higher than the Bat-Signal and with the exhilaration  of the Man Of Steel rushing to aid a damsel in distress.

 Zack Snyder is slated to direct with Cavill returning as the Man of Steel as well as fellow cast members Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane.

In a statement about the news Snyder exclaimed his excitement stating  “[…I can’t wait to expand the DC Universe in this next chapter,” Snyder said in a statement. “Let’s face it, it’s beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest Super Heroes in the world.”  He also made clear his enthusiasm to see Cavill’s return to the role. Snyder will write the screen play with David Goyer (Man Of Steel).

“Superman and Batman together on the big screen is a dream come true for DC fans everywhere. All of us at DC Entertainment could not be more excited for Zack’s continuing vision for the DC Universe,” said DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson in a separate statement.

So really the only big question is WHO WILL BE OUR NEW BATMAN? Once again I have to give my vote to Sam Witwer or Sam Worthington…

Cobie Smulders To Reprise Avenger Role On ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.”


shieldlogoCheck out the first photo of Cobie Smulders as her Avenger character on ABC’s Marvel comic TV series ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.” .  The news was announced by EW.com who posted the photo of Smulders. The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star appears in the very first episode, re-teaming her with Clark Gregg’s resurrected Agent Coulson, in a pilot that’s been kept under wraps by the network.

“I wanted very much to have Cobie in the pilot because as much as anyone else, she IS SHIELD,” says the pilot’s writer-director Joss Whedon in a statement to EW. “She’s cool and commanding, and has the dry humor that plays so well with Clark’s. Also, if she’s in it I get to hang out with Cobie.”

Cobie Smulders played the role of Agent Maria Hill in the 2012 film and will show up in episodes from time to time in the premiere season of the television spin-off with plans to become a full time cast member if the show is picked up for a second season. I know it is a show time that is marked on my calendar and one that I am anxious to check out. The pilot episode lands on September 24th. ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.” is one of the most buzzed and highly anticipated new series to come along since ‘The Walking Dead’.

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A Network Of Horror: My Recent Talk With Brian Dorton About “The Horror Network Vol.1” Anthology


Back at the beginning of this month I mentioned the first official poster being revealed for Brian Dorton and reel Epic Entertainment’s horror anthology “The Horror Network Vol. 1”. It was a project that Brian announced shortly after his trashtastic satire anthology “Trashology” was complete. After an extensive search for up-and-coming indie directors through a contest, which harvested over 150 short films from all over, Brian found the 5 films from very talented directors. All are award-winning short films that offer an eclectic arrangement of terrorific tales.

“The Horror Network Vol. 1” will be released later this year, just in time for the holiday season-as Brian told me when in a recent chat about the project. The short films consist of "Edward" by Joseph Graham; Manuel Marín; "Dollface" by Colin Campbell; "The Quiet" by Lee Matthews and Brian Dorton’s own Our Love Is Fading. The project is one that Dorton and reel Epic Entertainment are very excited about as it showcases some of the newest indie talent in the Horror community. We not only talked about “The Horror Network Vol. 1” and his own delight over the quality of the project but Dorton also was kind enough to us an update on a couple of his other projects as well. Read my interview with the talented Louisville, Kentucky director and check out “The Horror Network Vol.1” on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the film.

ASouthernLife: When did the idea come to you for an anthology?
Brian Dorton: About a year ago I began networking with a few filmmakers, and we began to talk about doing something together. With anthologies becoming so popular, (ABC's of Death & V/H/S), I thought I would hand pick some newer horror shorts. I initially did a contest but got well over 100 bad shorts. That is when I went on the search. What I found is amazing.

ASouthernLife: Going into the project what was the concept or feel of the film that you were going for?
Brian Dorton: Good question because they do all have a nice flow. They are all dark, well acted, the cinematography is beautiful. Mind you I watched over 150 shorts to find these. I'm so proud of this project.

ASouthernLife: Wow 150 shorts! So will any of those make it into Vol. 2 ?
Brian Dorton: No, I will start new with Vol. 2 in a year or two. I have 2 projects I hold dear to my heart that I wanna do first. All these shorts are award winning except the final one, which will be debuted in this anthology. It is a never before seen short film.

ASouthernLife: The other two projects-That is “Crazy Fat Ethel” and what else?
Brian Dorton: Right. And a comedy called "Preexisting Conditions" which will have several characters from "Trashology" returning. A kinda/sorta sequel I call it.

ASouthernLife: So as far as “Crazy Fat Ethel”, how is everything going with that project? I read illness has put the film on hold.
Brian Dorton: Sadly the illness resulted in an untimely passing of a dear friend. He was also our investor.

ASouthernLife: My condolences, I hate to hear that....
Brian Dorton: Thank you

ASouthernLife: Going back to ‘The Horror Network Vol. 1”, Who designed the first poster? It has a giallo look to it.
Brian Dorton: Douglas and I, it is actually a still from the film. [“Conner”]
 
ASouthernLife: It looks great! So when is “The Horror Network Vol. 1” expected to be released?
Brian Dorton: Thank you, It will be released at the end of the year. Just in time for the holidays!
 
ASouthernLife: Thank you so much for your time.
Brian Dorton: You're welcome.





Friday, July 19, 2013

New Slasher To Face!? Yes Please! “Hazmat” Premieres In August



hazmatWhite Lotus’ slasher horror “Hazmat” will premiere at this years Massachusetts Independent Film Festival on August 16th. The film is directed by Lou Simon and stars Norbert Velez, Aniela McGuinness, Todd Bruno, Gema Calero, Giordan Diaz, Tom Stedham, Daniela Larez, Reggie Peters, Dennis Spain, Mario Nalini, Massiel Checo, Brandi Rudicil. The premiere screening will be apart of the Women In Horror segment of the festival.

The television crew of the "Scary Antics" hidden camera show sets up a disturbed young man for a practical joke, but the joke is on them when heads roll.

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Check Out ‘Walking Dead’ Season Four’s Promo Trailer



walkingdeadThe season four trailer for ‘Walking Dead’ debuted at SD Comic-Con. Check it out below. The new season kicks off this October and I don’t think the word epic quite covers how kick-ass this season is really going to be!!!

Creatures, Carnage And Ass Kickin’ In New Red Band Trailer For “Riddick”



Vin-Diesel-in-RiddickCheck out the new brutally wonderful “Riddick” trailer. There is plenty of creatures, massive carnage and some kick ass movies from Riddick. I especially love the gasp when from the lady when he kicks the poker through dudes face. The trailer is pretty bloody and the movie is looking to be one awesome action, sci-fi-creature feature as well. “Riddick” hits theatres on September 6th, 2013. The film is directed by David Twohy and stars Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, Nolan Gerard Funk.
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.

New Sci-Fi Drama “Almost Human”



There is a new sci-fi drama coming to Fox this fall. ‘Almost Human’ is set 35 years in the future with human cops being paired with android human-like partners. The show will star hotties Karl Urban and Michael Ealy (hello!). The show is listed among the 10 most anticipated new series to debut this fall.

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“Unlucky Charms” Due Out July 22nd



UNLUCKY-CHARMScover600Full Moon will be releasing their horror “Unlucky Charms” on July 22nd. The film is directed by Charles Band and starring Tiffany Thornton, Seth Peterson, Charlie O'Connell, Nathan Phillips, Nikki Leigh, Alex Rose Wiesel, Masuimi Max, Mike Diva, Peter Badalamenti, Ben Woolf, Katrina Kemp, Anna Sophia Berglund and Jeryl Prescott Sales.

Five beautiful girls vie for a chance to become the spokesmodel for diva DeeDee DeVille's (Jeryl Prescott Sales from "The Walking Dead") new high-end line of lingerie. The claws come out when the competition gets fierce, but when they begin to disappear one by one, they soon find that they are competing for their lives. DeeDee invokes four mythical beings - The Cyclops, The Banshee, The Hobgoblin, and the mischievous red leprechaun Farr Darrig - from an ancient charm bracelet to steal the girls' souls, but the creatures from the underworld have plans of their own. Whomever wields the power of these UNLUCKY CHARMS, beware. They're magically malicious!

Get Ready For Some Peter Cushing Corruption !




petercushingGrindhouse Releasings announced that it will be releasing Peter Cushing’s “Corruption” on Blu-ray/DVD combo in honor of the cult icon’s 100th birthday. The release will come on October 8th in time for the Halloween season.  Specs and special features to be announced.

Directed by Robert Hartford-Davis, the film (a.k.a. CARNAGE) is a variation on the EYES WITHOUT A FACE theme in which Cushing takes an atypical villainous role as Sir John Rowan, a surgeon whose model fiancée (Sue Lloyd) gets into a horrible accident that disfigures her. Desperate to restore her looks, Rowan murders a series of young women to claim their pituitary fluid. Grindhouse will give CORRUPTION a series of theatrical screenings as well, and is doing the same for AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL, GONE WITH THE POPE and others. See more info at Grindhouse’s official website and Facebook page.

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‘Teen Wolf’ New Season Coming This Winter!!!!!



Teen-WolfMTV announced in a press release that there will be an all new season of ‘Teen Wolf’ hitting the airwaves this Winter. January 6th will give the Beacon Hills Pack faster than we expected! Also catch an all new trailer for the remainder of this season below after you Read The press release!

MTV ANNOUNCES “TEEN WOLF” WINTER SEASON PREMIERE SET FOR JANUARY 6, 2014 MTV to Offer Free Download of “Artist to Watch” “The Bloody Beetroots”


TWEET IT: .@MTV announces @MTVTeenWolf is coming back on 1/6/14.

San Diego, CA (July 18, 2013)—MTV announced today to a packed room of fans at Comic-Con International in San Diego that the winter season of “Teen Wolf” will premiere on Monday, January 6, 2014 and unveiled an exclusive first-look at the trailer for the second half of the current season.  To check out the trailer, click here.  The winter season will feature 12 all-new episodes.  

Additionally, it was announced that MTV's “Artist to Watch” and Ultra Records recording artist The Bloody Beetroots, remixed the show’s theme song and a free download of the TEEN WOLF 'ALPHA REMIX' is now available at bloodybeetroots.mtv.com.

Today’s Comic-Con panel marked the fourth consecutive year that “Teen Wolf” took Comic-Con by storm.  Cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed, Holland Roden, Daniel Sharman, Max Carver, Charlie Carver and Executive Producer Jeff Davis not only announced the winter season premiere date, gave fans the first-look at an all-new trailer, but they also gave the latest scoop from season three during the Q&A session.  Jarett Wieselman, Editorial Director of ET Online, moderated the panel.

“Teen Wolf” currently ranks as the #1 program across all TV in its time slot among P12-34 and is averaging a 1.8 rating among P12-34, making the third season of “Teen Wolf” the highest-rated season to date. 
In next week’s episode airing on Monday, July 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, Scott, Allison and Stiles are seeking answers and hear stories told by two unlikely narrators as they discover a secret about the color of a werewolf's eyes.  For sneak peek, click here.

For more ways to connect with “Teen Wolf” like it on Facebook  or follow the show on Twitter.  Fans can catch up on seasons one and two of “Teen Wolf” by purchasing the DVD box sets, currently available for purchase.

Source: Nielsen. Live+SD. P12-34, unless noted. Ranked on 000s.

“Teen Wolf" was developed by Jeff Davis (creator, "Criminal Minds") who also serves as executive producer.  Additional executive producers include Russell Mulcahy ("Highlander," "Resident Evil: Extinction"), Marty Adelstein ("Prison Break"), René Echevarria ("Medium," "Castle"), Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley.  The pilot was written by Jeff Davis and Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman and directed by Russell Mulcahy.  The "Teen Wolf" series is based on a Screenplay by Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman.  Justin Levy is the MTV executives in charge of production.  The series is a co-production with, and distributed by, MGM, in association with Lost Marbles Productions, Inc., First Cause, Inc. and DiGa.


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Teaser Art And Trailer For “Beast: A Monster Among Men”



Beast-A-Monster-Among-Men-Key-ArtBrain Damage Films has released the key art teasing their creature feature, psychological horror “Beast: A Monster Among Men”. The film will star BMX’er and TV Host TJ Lavin. Also check out the trailer below.

tj-lavinFive friends head out on a getaway to a secluded cabin just outside of the Six Rivers National Forest. An argument forces the group apart and things begin to deteriorate quickly. As the night progresses, tensions build, and things are clearly not what they seem.

New Stills From Creature Feature “Cute Little Buggers”


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Check out these great stills from B-movie horror/creature feature “Cute Little Buggers”. The film is a return to those classic 80’s tales of smaller yet more vicious little monsters in our collective nightmares. LOVE IT! “Cute Little Buggers” is directed by Tony Jopia. The film is set for June 2014 release and stars Caroline Monroe, Joe Egan, Kristofer Dayne, Gary Martin, John R. Walker, Dani Thompson, Jess Jantschek, Samar Sarila, Jo Price, Sarah Bennett, Leslie Grantham.

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Before The Dawn Website Preps For “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes”


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“Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” doesn’t come out until next summer but until then 20th Century Fox has unveiled an online comic that will bridge the gap between 2011’s “Rise…” and 2014’s “Dawn…” feature film. Check out the website at Apes2014.com. There are plans for a physical comic in the works for a later date. “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, Jocko Sims, Judy Greer.

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.

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Two New Images From “Curse Of Chucky” Surface



chucky-artCheck out the two newest images from “Curse Of Chucky” to surface. The images are disquieting to say the least. “Curse Of Chucky” hits DVD/Blu-ray October 8th but fans will get a chance to see the new killer doll installment VOD on September 24th. This one is directed by Don Mancini and stars  Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Danielle Bisutti, Maitland McConnell.

After the events of Child's Play 3, Nica, a young woman forced to a wheelchair since birth, has to regroup her sister, Barb and her brother-in-law, Ian for a funeral after the death of her mother. While dealing with Barb, Ian, along with their 5-year-old daughter, Alice; Nica receives an odd package - a creepy doll. After people start showing up dead, the fearless Nica soon suspects that the creepy doll is much more than just a doll.

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Michelle Rodriguez Blazin’ In First “Machete Kills” Clip



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The first clip from “Machete Kill” explodes online and shows the blazin’ awesome-ness that is Michelle Rodriguez. Reeling more like a kick as promo reel for the ass that she will be kickin’ in the film the clip brings the fire power front and center. Check it out below. The sequel is directed by Robert Rodriguez and stars  Alexa Vega, Jessica Alba,Michelle Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Lady Gaga, and Mel Gibson. “Machete Kills” hits theatres on October the 4th.

In Machete Kills, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.

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