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‘Warrior Nun’: Sylvia De Fanti Cast In Netflix Drama Series

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‘Warrior Nun’: Sylvia De Fanti Cast In Netflix Drama Series
Exclusive: Sylvia De Fanti is set for a key series-regular role opposite Alba Baptista in Netflix’s upcoming drama series Warrior Nun, inspired by the manga novels, from creator/executive producer Simon Barry.

Written by Barry, Warrior Nun revolves around Ava (Baptista), a 19-year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her.

De Fanti will play Mother Superion, responsible for training the Warrior Nuns, and while she might not give the orders, she’s the one who really runs the place. Having witnessed horrors as a child, she’s burdened with the guilt of the things she
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‘Warrior Nun’: Alba Baptista To Star, Toya Turner, Tristan Ulloa, Thekla Reuten Among Six More Cast In Netflix Series

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‘Warrior Nun’: Alba Baptista To Star, Toya Turner, Tristan Ulloa, Thekla Reuten Among Six More Cast In Netflix Series
Exclusive: Alba Baptista (Leviano), is set to star and Toya Turner (Incredibles 2), Tristan Ulloa (Crash Test Aglaé ), Thekla Reuten (Red Sparrow) , Kristina Tonteri-Young (The Crocodile’s Gift), Lorena Andrea (Papillon) and Emilio Sakraya (Cold Feet) are cast as series regulars in Netflix’s upcoming drama series Warrior Nun, inspired by the Manga novels, from creator/executive producer Simon Barry.

Written by Barry, Warrior Nun revolves around Ava (Baptista), a 19-year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her.

Baptista’s Ava is tasting freedom for the first time in her young life after being liberated from an abusive orphanage and
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Horror Highlights: Miskatonic La and NYC Events, Ghost Bait Revival

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies Los Angeles and New York City both have two very intriguing events going on this week. Miskatonic La welcomes writer John Skipp tomorrow, March 14th, for a look at splatterpunk. Also in today's Highlights: Miskatonic NYC's Enchanting Technology event details and Ghost Bait's revival on the Travel Channel.

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies - La's Splatterpunk Event Details: "The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies - La Presents: In Your Face Till Your Face Comes Off: John Skipp On The History Of Splatterpunk, And The Triumph Of The Overt at the Philosophical Research Society March 14th!

In the 1980s, a handful of writers — Clive Barker, David J. Schow, Joe R. Lansdale, and John Skipp & Craig Spector — inadvertently kicked off a seismic shift in literary horror. Less a conscious revolution than a spontaneous eruption of the arts, these restless artists bucked against the constraints of conventional horror,
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SXSW Film Review: ‘Porno’

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Porno’
One of the more amusing promotions in the history of exploitation cinema was for Jess Franco’s sexy-arty 1967 “Necronomicon.” In the U.S., it was released as “Succubus,” but the distributor claimed that title was too shocking for publication, so newspaper ads included a phone number that could be called to hear the lascivious-sounding word (and its definition). That self-imposed hurdle pales next to the one filmmakers have handed themselves with “Porno,” a comedy horror that despite its XXX moniker (and some gore) mostly plays like a retro teen mall-flick fantasy in the spirit of “The Lost Boys” or “Gremlins.”

Keola Racela’s film gets off to an amusingly self-aware start as youthful staff at an early 1990s movie house inadvertently summon up a real succubus hungry for their bodies and souls. Unfortunately, “Porno” gets more uneven as it goes on, with a somewhat slack midsection and a mix of earnestness,
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Nsfw ‘Porno’ Poster, Clip Enter a Haunted Movie Theater [SXSW]

The SXSW Film Festival returns to Austin, Texas this month, and included is Keola Racela‘s micro-indie Porno, which have its World Premiere at the upcoming high profile fest. Now wehave an early look at the film, which sounds inspired by Lamberto Bava’s 1980’s classic Demons: “When a group of naive teens working at a movie theater in a small Christian […]
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‘The Spanish Princess’ Trailer: First Look At Starz’s ‘White Princess’ Follow-Up Series; Premiere Date

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Starz has released the official trailer for The Spanish Princess, the third series drawn from Philippa Gregory’s bestselling novels, following The White Queen and The White Princess. The original limited series will premiere Sunday, May 5, at 8 Pm on Starz in the U.S. and on the StarzPlay platform in the UK and Germany.

Produced by Playground and All3 Media’s New Pictures, the third installment is drawn from Gregory’s best-selling novels, The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse.

Returning to the world of Tudor royal court intrigue, The Spanish Princess is told from the point of view of the women, which also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history: the lives of people of color, living and working in 16th century London.

“Catherine of Aragon has generally been depicted negatively, as an unwanted and burdensome wife, so this story of her early years as a strong,
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Film Review: Rampant (2018) by Kim Sung-hoon

Following the worldwide blockbuster that emerged from ‘Train to Busan,’ it was inevitable that the studio responsible for the film would be tasked with providing a follow-up zombie film. Transporting the action back-in-time to the Feudal period of South Korean history, many of the same elements were placed into this new film to be released by WellGo USA on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital on February 26.

During a supposed trade between each other, Lee Chun is accused of treason against the court and sent to a remote province in the country due to his status as Prince of Joseon. Finally returning home with his concierge Hak-soo, he soon finds that the rumors are false about a band of rebels threatening to overrun the country, when they encounter a horde of flesh-eating zombies running wild in the province. Meeting up with royal guards Eul-ryong Deok-hee and Dae-gil, the group
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Drive-In Dust Offs: A Blade In The Dark (1983)

To live under the shadow of a famous father must be very hard, especially so if you choose to follow in his footsteps; the fact that you’re born unto him is beyond your control, but to take the same path will bring a lifetime of comparisons, unjust or not. Such is the case with Lamberto Bava; toiling on some of Mario’s films as assistant director (and a couple of Argento’s as well) gave him the confidence to fly solo, and his second feature A Blade in the Dark (1983) is brimming with that confidence – and a bit of blood, too.

Released in its native Italy in August, Blade arrived stateside through Ascot Films, but not until ’86; perhaps this was done to capitalize on Bava’s success with the Argento-produced Demons from the previous year. Regardless of the reasoning, Blade holds its own as an impressive giallo from a
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'Demons': Film Review | Berlin 2019

“Why should I use you as my actress?” Daniel (Glen Goei) asks the sensitive young woman sitting in front of him, who is hoping to land a role in his new stage play. The response Vicky (Yang Yanxuan) comes up with sounds deep and heartfelt, but all the time she’s talking the hateful director is wondering to himself, "Why isn’t she taking off her clothes yet?"

That’s the intro scene to Daniel Hui’s Demons, which questions the violence behind artistic creation and the pound of flesh art exacts, putting it on a par with cannibalism....
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Photos From an Old ‘Porno’ Turn a Theater into Hell [SXSW]

The SXSW Film Festival returns to Austin, Texas this March, and included is Keola Racela‘s micro-indie Porno, which have its World Premiere at the upcoming high profile fest. In the film, which sounds inspired by Lamberto Bava’s 1980’s classic Demons: “When a group of naive teens working at a movie theater in a small Christian town discover a mysterious […]
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Upcoming Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror TV Shows

Louisa Mellor Feb 13, 2019

We look at the original fantasy and sci-fi anthologies, new takes on old classics, and comic, novel and game adaptations coming soon.

At this stage, pointing out new TV shows on the horizon is more a cruelty than a kindness. You probably haven't finished that one everyone's been going on about yet. Or that other one. Or that other other one. Don't even ask about the new one that just came out that's meant to be brilliant and totally unmissable.

The problem is... they keep making them. And they keep being good.

The best scenario for viewers would be that every single one of 43 new TV shows below all turn out to be instantly terrible so we can avoid their draw, but that's not going to happen. Some of them look brilliant.

If you can stand to look then, we rounded up the new fantasy, sci-fi, horror
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Reel Suspects bolsters Efm slate with Berlin Critics' Week, Forum titles (exclusive)

Paris-based sales company adds Chained For Life, Demons to slate.

Paris-based sales outfit Reel Suspects has added several titles to its slate ahead of the upcoming European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin.

Among the additions are two films which will have their world premieres in Berlin: Aaron Schimberg’s satire Chained For Life, which will screen in Berlin Critics’ Week, and Daniel Hui’s psychological thriller Demons, which will be presented at Berlinale Forum.

Reel Suspects will also be screening footage of Bartosz Konopka’s polish historical drama The Mute. The director’s previous credits include Fear Of Falling and
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Demons: Take A First Look A Daniel Hui's Berlin Selected Dark Satire

Singpore director Daniel Hui wades right in to the thick of the debate around sexual politics, manipulation and abuse of power with his new feature Demons. Following a successful bow at the Busan International Film Festival the film has now been selected as part of the Forum section in Berlin and we're very pleased to share the first trailer for the film here. When Vicki gets a role in Daniel’s new theatre production, she thinks she has gotten the chance of her life. Little does she know this is only the beginning of repeated abuse by Daniel as part of his artistic process. When she turns to the people around her for support, she finds that everyone else seems to think her abuse is beneficial...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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First Look: Old ‘Porno’ Turns a Theater into Hell [SXSW]

The SXSW Film Festival returns to Austin, Texas this March, and while we’re still awaiting the Midnight announcement, one horror film was included in the first wave. Keola Racela will see his micro-indie Porno have its World Premiere at the upcoming high profile fest. In the film, which sounds inspired by Lamberto Bava’s 1980’s classic Demons: “When a […]
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New Hellboy Poster Arrives, Trailer Coming This Thursday

New Hellboy Poster Arrives, Trailer Coming This Thursday
We have a brand new poster for the upcoming Hellboy reboot to check out ahead of the movie's first trailer, which is set to arrive online later this week. In the years since Guillermo del Toro first brought Mike Mignola's demonic creation to the big screen, comic book movies have become the biggest thing in Hollywood. As such, a reboot is coming our way and we are set to get our first truly good look at the new, R-rated take on the franchise this Thursday when the first teaser trailer drops.

There have been rumors that the trailer for Hellboy would be dropping online soon, but the exact release date hadn't been confirmed until now. To help tide fans over until the footage hits, the studio has also released a poster that shows off some more of David Harbour from Stranger Things as the titular character in all of his big-horned,
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Mortal Engines bombs hard, expected to lose over $100 million

In a packed December that includes the DC blockbuster Aquaman, animated superhero adventure Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns and Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, it was always like that at least one film was going to find itself struggling in the marketplace – and that film is Mortal Engines.

The Peter Jackson-produced adaptation of Philip Reeve’s book series debuted to just $7.5 million in its opening weekend in North America and has grossed $42 million globally to date.

Given it has a production budget north of $100 million, plus an expensive marketing campaign, Variety is reporting that Universal is likely to see a loss of between $100 million and $125 million on the film, depending on how it performs in China.

“This is a true Christmas disaster and a lump of coal for Universal,” states box office analyst Jeff Bock. “They took a big swing, and they struck out.”

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‘Mortal Engines’ Film Review: Dazzling Sci-Fi Fantasy Takes Big Risks and Succeeds

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‘Mortal Engines’ Film Review: Dazzling Sci-Fi Fantasy Takes Big Risks and Succeeds
You’ve never seen a chase scene like the one at the start of “Mortal Engines”: A young woman scans the horizon and sees London, the whole city, rolling towards her on giant tank treads. She races back to another, smaller city and sounds an alarm. All the businesses and residences suddenly retract into a shell, and the smaller city rolls away at top speed.

Two giant cities are now chasing each other across the countryside, power-sliding towards the lips of a canyon, until one of them eats the other.

The only rational response to “Mortal Engines” is “Wow.”

Also Read: Harvey Weinstein Fires Back at Peter Jackson Over Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino Blacklisting (Update)

This is one of the most breathtaking action sequences in recent memory, at once wholly unbelievable and yet brought to life with thrilling detail. It’s a high standard to set for the rest of “Mortal Engines,
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Reel Suspects boards Busan psychological thriller 'Demons' (exclusive)

Paris-based company boards Singapore drama.

Demons, the Singapore psychological drama that had its world premiere at the 2018 Busan International Film Festival in October, has been boarded for world sales by Paris-based Reel Suspects.

Daniel Hui wrote and directed the film, his debut narrative feature after 2014 documentary Snakeskin. Demons follows an actress who starts experiencing eating and speech disorders after landing her first lead role. Eventually, she realises that the film shoot is a place where silent abuse and sadistic violence is accepted as artistic passion.

Yanxuan Vicki Yang and Glen Goei star. Director Hui also produced alongside Bee Thiam Tan.
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23 Best Cold Opens on The 100

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The 100 is at its best when the stakes are high and the characters are the central portion of the story being told.

The introduction for each is always a make or break moment, usually because it sets a tone for the rest of the episode and what the audience can expect.

Over the past five seasons of The 100, it has managed to find a good stride in the way that it delivers those openings.

The 100: Bob Morley on Emotional Payoff and Bellamy's Next Journey

There is a healthy mix throughout each season of humor as well as action-packed introductions to the upcoming storyline.

Usually build on suspense, shock factor, or character heavy interactions that build on the conflict, the show knows what how to hook us from the start.

Here is a slideshow of some of the strongest examples of successful cold opens on the show, those that
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Mortal Engines gets a batch of new TV spots

With just three weeks to go until Mortal Engines arrives in cinemas, Universal Pictures has released four new TV spots for the Peter Jackson-produced adaptation of Philip Reeve’s award-winning sci-fi fantasy book series which you can watch below…

See Also: Exclusive Interview – Mortal Engines producer Peter Jackson and director Christian Rivers on bringing a new franchise to audiences

See Also: Exclusive Interview – Mortal Engines actors Stephen Lang and Robert Sheehan

Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge
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