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Check Out This Amazing Homemade Millennium Falcon Rooftop Ornament

I think we can all agree that some people go a little nuts with their house and roof decorations around the holiday season. Just watch that clip from How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey where they have the Gatling gun for lights. Enter Colby Powell. Powell and his family built a Millennium Falcon replica for their roof in anticipation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This thing is so massive, they needed to use a crane to get it on the roof! You can check out the video below to watch him and his family build the decoration get it up on the roof. Also, if you’re curious, yes this is the same guy who built a Death Star for his home back in 2015.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes to theaters December 15, 2017.
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Review: The Walking Dead – Season 8 – Episode 4: “Some Guy”

“I ain’t no King. I ain’t nothing. I’m just some guy.”

Since his introduction last season Khary Payton’s King Ezekiel has been one of the most compelling characters on the show. His dual persona – charismatic King from another time and humble every-man – has always been entertaining to watch, partly thanks to Payton’s brilliant performance of the character, and this week’s episode explores the idea of Ezekiel’s identities competing further.

The episode opens with an intimate sequence focused on Ezekiel as a he prepares himself for the mission that unraveled (and is still unravelling) in the previous instalment. He washes himself, prepares those mighty-fine dreads of his and assembles his combat outfit before delivering yet another speech – we’re in at least one-per-episode territory now – but it’s, as ever, a charming performance from Payton.

A clever match cut takes us from Ezekiel being
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‘Rick and Morty’ Review: Action-Packed ‘The Rickchurian Mortydate’ Bids Goodbye to Season 3 with a Wink and a Smile

‘Rick and Morty’ Review: Action-Packed ‘The Rickchurian Mortydate’ Bids Goodbye to Season 3 with a Wink and a Smile
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the “Rick and Morty” Season 3 finale, Episode 10, “The Rickchurian Mortydate.”]

When the logline for “The Rickchurian Mortydate,” the Season 3 finale of “Rick and Morty,” was released, there was plenty of speculation that what the president referenced in the episode description would be Evil Morty, the mastermind revealed at the end of “The Ricklantis Mixup.” A more mythology-obsessed show might have gone that route, building on the success of the season’s standout episode and threading together the C-137 timeline with the consequences of Rick and Morty’s actions in the broader multiverse.

That “Rick and Morty” instead said farewell to Season 3 with an unexpectedly self-contained musing on the nature of obligation and family doesn’t make the show any less ambitious. But it does indicate a show segueing briskly into its offseason, wrapping up some thematic loose ends in a way that didn’t outdo its Season 3 predecessors, but still gave viewers plenty to latch onto, visually and philosophically.

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Review: 'Westworld' unlocks another mystery in 'Trompe L'Oeil'

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Review: 'Westworld' unlocks another mystery in 'Trompe L'Oeil'
A review of tonight's Westworld coming up just as soon as I ride a train of explosives through scalping territory... "The hosts are the ones who are free. Free, here, under my control." -Ford A trompe l'oeil is an artistic illusion that makes a two-dimensional drawing appear to exist in three dimensions. The title would fit almost any episode of Westworld, where the human characters go back and forth on whether the hosts are in any way real, but particularly this one, where it's revealed that Bernard is a host who has been programmed to believe he's human, while occasionally doing nefarious things — like murdering Theresa — on Dr. Ford's behalf. Any show with this subject matter is going to inspire speculation about whether some — or even all — of the "humans" are in fact also robots, and Bernard always seemed the most likely suspect. The show dropped various clues — last week,
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Lone Wolf and Cub

You'll always be careful with knives after seeing the outrageous, impossibly gory violence of this brain-warping samurai series from the early 1970s. Tomisaburo Wakabayashi rolls his tiny tot Daigoro through feudal Japan, looking for trouble. There's simply been nothing like it: breathtakingly beautiful images aestheticize bloodletting as never before or since. Lone Wolf and Cub Sword of Vengeance, Baby Cart at the River Styx, Baby Cart to Hades, Baby Cart in Peril, Baby Cart in the Land of Demons, White Heaven in Hell + Shogun Assassin Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 841 1972-1974 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 630 + min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date November 8, 2016 / 99.95 Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa. Written by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima Produced by Shintaro Katsu, Hisaharu Matsubara, Tomisaburo Wakayama Directed by Kenji Misumi, Buichi Saito, Yoshiyuki Kuroda

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

In an unexpected move, Criterion has released one of the most influential Japanese film series of the 1970s,
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Review: 'Westworld' hangs out at headquarters in 'The Adversary'

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Review: 'Westworld' hangs out at headquarters in 'The Adversary'
A review of tonight's Westworld coming up just as soon as I imagine I'm an evil genius hiding a relay... "I'd like to make some changes." -Maeve There's a remarkable scene midway through "The Adversary" where we get to see Delos headquarters through the eyes of Maeve, who has convinced Felix to let her see more than just the lab. At first, it's a horror show like the visit where she first became aware that there was more to her life than the park, as she sees more bloody robot corpses being hosed off by bored workers. But the higher up she goes, the more the things she sees begin to seem like miracles: people and animals and other forms of life being created artificially, but in a way so that, like Maeve herself, they're indistinguishable from the "real" thing. Yet this, too, is a nightmare, because we know to
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Tremors: examining its straight-to-dvd sequels

Kirsten Howard Oct 6, 2016

The 1990 cult classic monster movie Tremors has spawned four sequels (with another on the way) but are they any good?

This article contains spoilers for the assorted Tremors movies.

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hates Tremors. In fact, while I was watching these sequels I ran a quick poll online asking people to choose their favourite 90s monster movie and Tremors won in an absolute landslide – leaving even the much-beloved Gremlins 2 in the dust.

The original cost a rather humble $11 million to make and made $5 million profit at the box office. Not a huge amount, but its subsequent popularity on home release and TV means that, 26 years later, we’ve just received word that a sixth instalment has gone into production. It seems the Tremors love is still very much alive and kicking (or should that be ‘squirming’?).

Kevin Bacon – who has at
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New Trailers: 'The Magnificent Seven,' 'The Girl On the Train' and 'Star Trek Beyond'

It's a new week, and we've got some new trailers for you to focus on what good things are headed your way. Check out new trailers for a highly anticipated Western remake, a positively buzzing sci-fi sequel and an adaptation of a hit crime novel below.   The Magnificent Seven If you've had any doubts about this redo, they'll be over once you watch this international trailer with its introduction to each member of the titular septet and their signature character traits. Denzel Washington looks tough, Chris Pratt looks like a lot of fun, as does Vincent D'Onofrio as a "bear wearing people clothes," and the Gatling gun brings the big action. Now we just need a little more focus on the black hat of this Western, played by Peter Sarsgaard. The...

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Gotham Finale Recap: Did You Do a Double Take at That Final Scene?

The following recap, by the very definition of the word “recap,” contains monstrous spoilers from the Gotham Season 2 finale.

Strange days came to an end — though with stranger days perhaps to come — as Fox’s Gotham wrapped Season 2 on Monday night.

RelatedAsk Ausiello: Spoilers on Gotham Season 3 Villains and More

With Bruce and Lucius (held captive by Nygma) and Jim Gordon all unaccounted for after infiltrating Arkham with the intent of finding Strange’s secret lab, acting captain Harvey Bullock sent in an extraction team — until “Gordon” (actually a hinky Clayface) met them at the gate to ward them off.
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Trailer Trashin’: Wild West Action in The Magnificent Seven Teaser Trailer

It’s almost the end of April, dear readers, and that means the start of the summer movie season is nearly upon us. This week’s installment of Trailer Trashin’ examines the teaser trailer for director Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven.

Premise: With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from a motley crew of seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers, and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

My take: The Magnificent Seven (1960) is considered one of the all-time classics of the western genre, and
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New Daredevil Season 2 Images Show The Punisher Wielding a Gatling Gun

Netflix has released a couple new promo posters for season two of Marvel's Daredevil that give us a better look at the costumes for Daredevil, The Punisher, and Elektra. The image above was officially released online, the other image below is a photo of a billboard showing off the three characters in different poses. In them, you can clearly see Punisher's signature skull logo, and he's looking pretty badass holding that Gatling gun below.

Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios. Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty
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Less-known Christmas movies: Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever

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We continue our hunt for an overlooked Christmas classic in the DVD bargain bin. Our latest treat? Grumpy Cat...

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever is a hard film to write about.

Without wishing to exaggerate its effect, it almost makes you feel like you need to unlearn everything you thought you knew about cinema in order to give it a reasonable assessment. I suppose I should start by saying it’s not a 'good film', but then value judgements feel futile in the (adorable and super-smooshy) face of Grumpy Cat. Besides, whatever insult you could level at this film’s content is redundant. Odds are it’s already been covered by the mega-meta self-loathing that oozes from every scene.

What makes it so compelling, though, is the simple fact that it exists. That you can buy it on DVD. That you didn’t just pass out
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Round-Up: Popcorn Frights Film Festival 2015, The Flicker Men Excerpt, Falling Skies Auction

The first annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival in South Florida kicks off on October 1st. Also: an excerpt from Ted Kosmatka's The Flicker Men and details on memorabilia auction from TNT's Falling Skies.

Popcorn Frights Film Festival 2015: Press Release: "Miami, Fl – Horror fans will soon rejoice as South Florida’s first and only genre film festival, the Popcorn Frights Film Festival, launches October 1-4, 2015 at the O Cinema Wynwood, premiering four acclaimed and highly anticipated international films, and an additional six shorts.

“We’re thrilled to present such an array of cool, twisted, beautiful, mind-bending, horrifying, and hilarious films for our inaugural genre festival,” said Co-Founders and Co-Directors Igor Shteyrenberg and Marc Ferman. “We scoured the globe for the freshest and craziest films to present for our community of film lovers, and this first incredible selection of films just gives a small taste of the fun that will
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Dwayne Johnson and His Muscles Are in Furious 8

Dwayne Johnson and His Muscles Are in Furious 8
Dwayne Johnson (also known as The Rock), one of the most charismatic and charming men to ever flex his biceps on the big screen, is returning for the next Fast and Furious movie, Screencrush reports. During a press conference for his upcoming film San Andreas (in which the mega-star fights nature, having run out of puny humans to thwart), Johnson said that Hobbes, the agent-turned-ass-kicking-criminal who helps Vin Diesel’s crew and at one point wields a Gatling gun, is a necessary part of the series; he will grace the eighth film, tentatively titled Furious 8, with his vein-popping muscles and deadpan delivery. “It can’t go on without Hobbes.”Johnson joined the franchise, one of the highest-grossing action series (Furious 7 is just $200,000 short of usurping The Avengers for third place on the all-time box office list), with the fifth installment, Furious 5, and has appeared in the subsequent two entries.
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'Furious 7' (2015) Movie Review

There's no getting around talking about this movie without mentioning the crowd I saw it with. This was a last minute addition to SXSW Film Festival this year, and by last minute, I mean they got the green light to show it the day of the screening. So, when people got word of this, they got, to put it mildly, a little crazy. Prior to the screening festival organizers introduced the movie, bringing out the likes of director James Wan and Tyrese Gibson, and it was like The Beatles stepping off the plane in New York City, except replace teenage girls with mostly fully grown men, 1,000 fans ready to devour whatever mayhem was put in front of them. It was both a sight I was glad to witness and one I was a little embarrassed to be in. Because, the thing is, I am not a big fan of the
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John Osborne on Film: The Entertainer

Part I. Anger, Suez and Archie Rice

“There they are,” George Devine told John Osborne, surveying The Entertainer‘s opening night audience. “All waiting for you…Same old pack of c***s, fashionable assholes. Just more of them than usual.” The Royal Court had arrived: no longer outcasts, they were London’s main attraction.

Look Back in Anger vindicated Devine’s model of a writer’s-based theater. Osborne’s success attracted a host of dramatists to Sloane Square. There’s Shelagh Delaney, whose A Taste of Honey featured a working-class girl pregnant from an interracial dalliance; Harold Pinter’s The Room, a bizarre “comedy of menace”; and John Arden’s Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance, which aimed a Gatling gun at its audience. Devine encouraged them, however bold or experimental. “You always knew he was on the writer’s side,” Osborne said.

Peter O’Toole called the Royal Court actors “an
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'Chappie' (2015) Movie Review

Chappie is a nugget of an idea, a poorly developed "RoboCop meets Short Circuit" at best, with a story and characters so dumbed down it's almost amazing they were able to piece it together and call it a movie. It's supremely lacking in motivation or reason to exist, logic of any kind, and featuring a cast of characters I hesitate to even call "one note". To give these characters credit for anything beyond their ability to fill space on a screen would be to compare the Berlin Philharmonic to a two-year-old banging on a Playskool xylophone, and it's about as irritating as the latter for the bulk of its two hour duration. There is nothing redeeming about any one of the human characters and yet I can't tell if writer/director Neill Blomkamp (co-writing with Terri Tatchell) expects us to feel anything for any of them. I'm sure, on some level,
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Tristan Risk Talks ABCs of Death 2, Save Yourself and Being Beatress

You know her best for her role as Beatress Johnson in American Mary, but Tristan Risk has been a very busy girl lately, and she's about to break big. She sat down with Dread Central to talk about her work, past and future.

Little Miss Risk is a compelling performer, a staunch horror fan and a charismatic interviewee. She talked about her beginnings, her affinity for her beloved character Beatress and the loads of work she's done since. Risk is as witty as she is alluring and we're sure you'll enjoy reading her interview as much as we enjoyed speaking with her.

We started at the very beginning and asked Risky how she got started in the acting business. "I've been a performer all my life," Risk said. "That's everything from doing stage shows, school plays, musicals, things at my grandpa's church. I didn't go to the church, but still performed in the recitals.
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Tiff 2014. Correspondences #3

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Dear Danny,

I also rode the Tokyo Tribe rollercoaster, and my head hasn’t stopped spinning yet. Slamming together the most rabid excesses of the worlds of manga comics and hip-hop music, it’s a continuous blitzkrieg: Sono’s ne plus ultra of sheer brio, and, along with Godard’s Adieu au language, the festival’s most assaultive sensory experience so far. Its pinwheel neon hues, inflamed camera movements and acrobatic gangland mugging are straight-up dilations of Seijun Suzuki’s vintage gonzo pulp—indeed, the first time I ever heard Japanese rapping on screen was during a brief interlude in Suzuki’s mock-opera Princess Raccoon. I doubt even that veteran iconoclast, however, could have dreamed up the bit in Tokyo Tribe when the vile underworld kingpin (Riki Takeuchi), swollen like an obscene parade float, pulverizes a field of warring gangs with a Gatling gun held, of course, crotch-level. Such moments of absolute glee abound,
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'The Purge: Anarchy' (2014) Movie Review

The purging continues as Universal delivers a sequel to a film few actually liked in the first place. But hey, it's cheap to make and they may be able to dupe just enough people into thinking The Purge: Anarchy will be any better than the first... it isn't. It's worse. The only way they might have made a better movie would have been to set the film the day after the last one, sorting through the pain, emotions and overall aftermath of all the killing, but that would require tact and thought rather than speed and simplicity, allowing them to churn out another one just over a year after the first hit the big screens. As a result, the annual Purge is once again upon us, sound the horn and prepare for tedium. In the year 2023 the "New Founding Fathers" of the United States of America once again invite the
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