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Luke Evans, Mia Kirshner, Michael Aronov & Martin Donovan Join Opioid Thriller ‘Dreamland’

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Luke Evans, Mia Kirshner, Michael Aronov & Martin Donovan Join Opioid Thriller ‘Dreamland’
Luke Evans, Mia Kirshner, Tony winner Michael Aronov and Martin Donovan are the latest to join Nicholas Jarecki‘s dramatic thriller Dreamland. They’ll co-star opposite Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriguez, and Lily-Rose Depp in the opioid crisis pic, which is shooting in Montreal.

Dreamland follows three colliding stories: A drug trafficker (Hammer) arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S.; an architect (Lilly) recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s involvement with narcotics; and a university professor (Oldman) battles unexpected revelations about his employer, a drug company with deep government influence bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market.

Evans will play a pharmaceutical executive on the verge of a major breakthrough.
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Josh Friedman Steps Down as Co-Showrunner on Apple’s ‘Foundation’

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Co-showrunner Josh Friedman has exited Apple’s “Foundation” series, TheWrap has learned.

Friedman has stepped down from day-to-day responsibility on the show, but will remain attached as executive producer. Co-writer David S. Goyer will remain on board as the sole showrunner on the Skydance Television-produced series.

The 10-episode series is based on Isaac Asimov’s groundbreaking sci-fi novels depicting the thousand-year saga of The Foundation, a society of exiles working to prevent millennia of dark ages after the fall of the Galactic Empire. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross and Robyn Asimov — Isaac’s daughter — serve as executive producers.

Also Read: Kevin Reilly Talks 'Snowpiercer' Problems, Blames Original Showrunner's Lack of TV Experience

Friedman was previously replaced as the showrunner on TNT’s adaptation of the 2014 Bong Joon Ho film “Snowpiercer” by “Orphan Black” co-creator Graeme Manson, a decision the network attributed to creative differences.

Friedman, who
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New Podcast Explores Black Dahlia Murder

Black Dahlia obsessives, take note — TNT’s new drama series, I Am the Night (which debuted on January 28th), is getting a companion podcast that will dig into the true events which inspired the series and made George Hodel a primary suspect in Elizabeth Short’s 1947 unsolved murder. Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia, produced in partnership with Cadence13, will premiere the first of eight episodes on February 13th.

I Am the Night, directed by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), tells the story
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I Am the Night Episode 3 Review: Dark Flower

The characters come together as the mystery unfolds on I Am the Night episode 3, "Dark Flower."

This I Am the Night review contains spoilers.

I Am the Night Episode 3

I Am the Night episode 3, "Dark Flower," opens in 1945, two years before the January 15, 1947 murder of 22-year-old actress Elizabeth Short. The Black Dahlia is a conspiracy theorist's wet dream. Still unsolved, the suspects in the case all had fascinatingly perverse backgrounds. George Hodel, who came to the attention of the officers covering the gruesome death after an underage, incest-rape trial, had one of the most perverse.

Well-known to the police and well treated by them, Hodel was renowned for his Hollywood parties. They were lavish affairs held at his mansion, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son, which was modeled after a Mayan temple. The place had its own ill repute. "Dark Flower" opens at one of the parties, in this
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Riverdale Season 3 Episode 11 Review - Chapter 46: The Black Dahlia

Riverdale leans heavily into its noir side in a hugely entertaining outing.

This Riverdale review contains spoilers.

Riverdale Season 3 Episode 11

"Forget it Jughead, it's Riverdale."

Say what you will about Riverdale, but one thing the show never shies away from is a willingness to experiment with its formula. Just like last season's musical installment or the recent flashback episode, "The Black Dahlia" had the show shaking up the status quo by doing its own take on film noir. Thematically, this is the easily most succesful genre homage to date because it so skillfully adapts itself to Jughead's hard boiled (and often deeply silly) narration. Thusly, the following monologue which opened up this latest chapter:

"Riverdale. Once a safe, decent, innocent place had become Noirtown. Like the setting of a Raymond Chandler story -- filled with dames to kill for, postmen who like to ring twice, and more mobsters than a Scorcese retrospective at the Bijou.
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Fangoria and Lakeshore Records Team Up for Soundtrack Album Hollydoom

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The banner year of horror that was 2018 was highlighted by many celebratory occurrences both on and off the big screen, and chief among them was the return of Fangoria magazine via Cinestate. To celebrate the eagerly awaited return of Fangoria (and its ever-expanding involvement in the realms of book publishing and movie producing), Lakeshore Records has teamed up with Fangoria and an eclectic team of musicians to release the ’80s-esque soundtrack Hollydoom as an official audio companion to the long-running magazine.

Press Release: Dallas, TX January 4, 2019: Lakeshore Records has partnered with the iconic horror entertainment company Fangoria to celebrate the return of its legendary horror magazine by releasing Hollydoom, a soundtrack album full of classic favorites from John Carpenter, Binary Reptile, and Carpenter Brut, and new originals from Gunship, Power Glove, Mega Drive, and more.

The companies have enlisted some of the finest composers and musicians from horror’s past,
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Samuel Hadida Dies: French Distributor And Producer Of ‘Resident Evil’ & ‘True Romance’ Was 64

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Samuel Hadida Dies: French Distributor And Producer Of ‘Resident Evil’ & ‘True Romance’ Was 64
Samuel Hadida, the regarded indie French distributor and producer of films including the Resident Evil franchise and the Tony Scott-directed True Romance and Domino, has died at age 64. He passed away Monday at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital after a short illness, according to his brother Victor.

Hadida and Victor owned and managed Metropolitan FilmExport, a top French distributor of American indie films that they founded with their father David. A champion of indie cinema by bringing the likes of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and David Fincher’s Seven to French screens, he was a staple at festivals and markets for the past 40 years.

“Sammy’s passion and humor were infectious and his larger than life presence will certainly be missed,” Victor Hadida said. “We are committed to honoring his life by bringing to fruition the numerous development projects under the Davis Films banner that Samuel so loved as
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A Beginners Guide to Brian De Palma

Tom Jolliffe begins a series of features focused on iconic directors. Those whose work has influenced many younger directors who have followed them. First up is Brian De Palma

The 70’s saw a group of exceptional directors coming to the forefront of cinema. It’s an era where I could all too easily cover Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola or Steven Spielberg for example. There were great directors who broke new ground. There were well established greats like Sidney Lumet, continuing to produce pictures at the pinnacle of their talents.

There are a few names from that era who are well known. Their films iconic, but for one reason or another, don’t get the respect their careers deserve. Okay, maybe they waned through the 90’s but the same could be said of Francis Ford Coppola. The fact is, among contemporaries within the aspiring director rat pack of the late 60’s,
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Brian De Palma movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Carrie,’ ‘Scarface,’ ‘Dressed to Kill’

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Brian De Palma movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Carrie,’ ‘Scarface,’ ‘Dressed to Kill’
Brian De Palma celebrates his 78th birthday on September 11, 2018. While his films have ranged from the sublime to the atrocious, there’s no denying the impact he’s had on cinema. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

De Palma began his filmmaking career directing underground features shot on a shoestring, many of which starred a young Robert De Niro. He came into his own with the Hitchcock-inspired thriller “Sisters” (1973), starring Margot Kidder as a pair of killer Siamese twins. The Master of Suspense would serve as a muse to De Palma throughout his career, influencing such films as “Obsession” (1976), “Dressed to Kill” (1980), “Blow Out” (1980) and “Body Double” (1984) both in style and substance.

He enjoyed his first box office success with “Carrie” (1976), an adaptation of Stephen King’s chilling novel about a shy teenager (Sissy Spacek) with telekinesis.
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Foreplays #14: Brian De Palma's "Woton's Wake"

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Foreplays is a column that explores under-known short films by renowned directors. Brian De Palma's Woton's Wake (1962) is free to watch below.Woton’s Wake is Brian De Palma’s third short film, made when he was a student at Columbia University. Watched today, Woton’s Wake signals a strong tendency in the filmmaker’s career: his investment in collage. Collage takes many forms in De Palma’s cinema. It’s in his taste for mosaic-narratives that merge almost-autonomous plot lines. It’s in the way he fits together disparate tones, genres, and styles of acting. It’s in the play with surfaces and depth, fostered by some of his favorite ‘composite’ images—split screens, materialized memory flashes or mental hypotheses, split focus diopter shots. It’s in his very conception of reality as a complex puzzle that can only be grasped via a laborious reconstruction and rearrangement of the pieces.
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Brian de Palma Is Writing a Horror Movie About the Weinstein Scandal

Brian de Palma Is Writing a Horror Movie About the Weinstein Scandal
It's been six years since legendary director Brian de Palma's last film, 2012's Passion, but he has a new film named Domino in post-production, a novel he co-wrote with his wife, Susan Lehmann, called Are Snakes Necessary?, and a new project that he's currently writing. While promoting his book, which was published last month in France, the filmmaker was asked about the Harvey Weinstein scandal that has rocked Hollywood since October, and he revealed that he's writing a movie about the scandal right now. Here's what the filmmaker had to say below.

"I am writing a film about this scandal, which I am currently discussing with a French producer. My character will not be called Harvey Weinstein. But it will be a horror movie, with a sexual aggressor, and it will happen in the film industry."

Brian De Palma was also asked if he has been offered to make any films for Netflix,
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10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About the Movie “The Black Dahlia”

The more you watch The Black Dahlia the less it seems to be about the murder of Elizabeth Short and focuses instead on the effect it has upon those that have to deal with the grisly murder and their increasingly disturbing reactions. In reality the case of the Black Dahlia was never solved but it did cause a massive stir across the Us as people couldn’t help but wonder what kind of animal would chop a woman in half and slit her mouth open from ear to ear. It was one of the most gruesome murders on record even today,

10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About the Movie “The Black Dahlia
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Apple snags Isaac Asimov's Foundation sci-fi novel trilogy for a TV series

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After battling it out with a number of other studios for the rights to iconic science-fiction author Isaac Asimov's Foundation, Apple has announced that they'll be adapting the novel trilogy into a TV series, courtesy of Skydance Television. According to reports, David Goyer (Man Of Steel, Krypton, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance) and Josh Friedman (Snow Piercer, The Black Dahlia, Chain... Read More...
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Walton Goggins is Set to Star in CBS' L.A. Confidential Series

I've been following Walton Goggins' career ever since I first watched him in The Shield. He has since had a pretty successful career staring in Justified, The Hateful Eight, and the upcoming Tomb Raider movie just to name a few.

He's a fun actor that takes on great roles and he just landed a perfect role in CBS' upcoming series adaptation of James Ellroy’s 1990 noir novel L.A. Confidential. Goggins will play detective Jack Vincennes, who is described as follows:

“All swagger and flash with a movie star smile, Jack knows how the system works and uses it to his best advantage, including some corrupt shakedowns on the side.”

This character was previously played by Kevin Spacey in the 1997 Curtis Hanson-directed film adaptation of the book. The series will reportedly follow "three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress. The detectives are following a serial
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2018 Oscars: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ would be the first cinematography champ to defeat a Best Picture-nominated film in 12 years

After wins this weekend at the American Society of Cinematographers and BAFTA, “Blade Runner 2049” appears to be well-positioned for the Oscars. Nothing is a sure thing with hard-luck 13-time loser Roger Deakins, but if he pulls this out, this would be the first time in 12 years that a non-Best Picture nominee beat a Best Picture nominee for Best Cinematography.

The last film to do this was “Memoirs of a Geisha” (2005), which edged out Best Picture nominees “Brokeback Mountain” and “Good Night, and Good Luck,” and non-Best Picture contenders “Batman Begins” and “The New World.” The following year’s Best Cinematography field was comprised entirely of non-Best Picture nominees — “Pan’s Labyrinth” beat “The Black Dahlia,” “Children of Men,” “The Illusionist” and “The Prestige” — so that is the last time a non-Best Picture nominee won the category. Since then, every cinematography champ has vied for the top award.

See 2018 BAFTA
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Trust: new trailer for Danny Boyle's series

Joseph Baxter Nick Harley Kirsten Howard Jan 10, 2018

Danny Boyle’s new crime series, Trust, focuses on the Getty kidnapping. An impressive cast has been assembled...

FX recently expanded its prestige drama lineup with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle’s new anthology series, titled Trust. This particular offering dramatises one of the most intriguing public criminal incidents of recent history with the ransom-seeking kidnapping of curly-locked young heir John Paul Getty III, which shockingly resulted in apparent indifference and noncompliance from the family patriarch.

While this story might ring familiar to those who caught All the Money In The World, the latest film from director Ridley Scott, expect this limited series to delve deeper into the Getty calamity.

A new trailer for the series has just arrived. Take a look...

Trust release date

Trust is set to debut in the Us on 25th March. We'll bring you the UK broadcast details when we have them.
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Did an Accused Pimp With Hollywood Connections Kill ‘The Black Dahlia?’

In a new book, British author Piu Eatwell reveals unpublicized details about the notorious 1940’s murder mystery of the “Black Dahlia,” presenting a case that the starlet’s killer was an accused pimp who had Hollywood connections.

On the morning of January, 15, 1947, the mutilated body of aspiring Hollywood actress Elizabeth Short was discovered on the sidewalk of a Los Angeles parking lot. The 22-year-old’s body was found cut in half. She had been bathed and drained of blood.

As details of her gruesome murder began to emerge, the press dubbed her the Black Dahlia after the exotic but intoxicating flower.
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The Big Knife

What seemed too raw for 1955 still packs a punch, as Robert Aldrich takes a meat cleaver to the power politics of the old studio system. Monstrous studio head Rod Steiger has just the leverage he needs to blackmail frazzled star Jack Palance into signing the big contract. But will Hollywood corruption destroy them all?

The Big Knife

Blu-ray

Arrow Academy

1955 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 111 min. / Street Date September 5, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen,

Rod Steiger, Shelley Winters, Ilka Chase, Everett Sloane, Wesley Addy, Paul Langton, Nick Dennis.

Cinematography: Ernest Laszlo

Art Direction: William Glasgow

Film Editor: Michael Luciano

Original Music: Frank De Vol

Adapted by James Poe from the play by Clifford Odets

Produced and Directed by Robert Aldrich

Robert Aldrich’s 1940s film apprenticeship was largely spent as an assistant director for strong, creative filmmakers that wanted to do good personal work free of the constraints of the big studios.
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Black Dahlia by Rick Geary

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I’m in danger of turning into a broken record on this subject: Geary has been doing the same thing brilliantly for so long that I’ve run out of different ways to say it.

Black Dahlia is the seventh in his “Treasury of XXth Century Murder,” which followed eight similar books in the “Treasury of Victorian Murder” (and one even earlier book, The Treasury of Victorian Murder, Vol. 1, a miscellaneous collection that was the prototype for the whole sub-career). Each one is a roughly comic-book-sized hardcover, of about eighty pages, telling the story of one famous historical murder. He’s done Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield, Jack the Ripper and H.H. Holmes, Sacco and Vanzetti and several more not as well-known in the 21st century. Each book is carefully researched and filled with maps and diagrams of the towns and murder locations — all drawn by Geary in his precise but puckish style.
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CBS is Developing a Crime Series Based on L.A. Confidential

CBS is developing a TV series based James Ellroy's classic crime novel L.A. Confidential. Most people are probably more familiar with the 1997 film adaptation directed by Curtis Hanson, which starred Kim Basinger, Russel Crowe, Kevin Spacey, James Cromwell, and Danny DeVito. I'm a fan of that movie, but the book is so much better! If you haven't read it, you need to check it out.

According to Variety, the series will follow "the paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter, and a Hollywood actress as they intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer through the seedy underbelly of 1950’s Los Angeles."

L.A. Confidential is one of four books in Ellroy's "L.A. Quartet" series. The crime fiction novels, which also consisted of The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, and White Jazz, are set in the late 1940s through the late 1950s in Los Angeles.
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