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For the Filmmakers Behind This Timely Documentary, Black History Is Black Horror

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For the Filmmakers Behind This Timely Documentary, Black History Is Black Horror
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror” begins with a modest proposal: “Black history is black horror.” It’s a succinct and provocative notion, the idea that there’s a symbiotic relationship between the horror genre and the African-American experience. However, executive producer Tananarive Due said that to her eyes, the two are inextricably linked.

“We were brought here in bondage, and white supremacy continues to mischaracterize and marginalize us,” said Due, a scholar, and novelist who specializes in the supernatural genre. “As the parent of a teenage son who’s already six feet tall, I’m fearful about his future encounters with police and the ways in which black children just like him are assumed on sight to be thugs and less than fully human.”

Due describes that fear and uncertainty as an example of an unrelenting horror that explains why creatives of African descent like herself, gravitate toward
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Trailer for Irish Folklore Horror The Isle

Brainstorm Media will release the Victorian supernatural thriller The Isle on February 8. Directed and co-written by British filmmaker Matthew Butler Hart, the film stars Conleth Hill (HBO’s Game of Thrones), Alex Hall (Suburbican), Fisaya Akinade (The Girl With All The Gifts).

Based loosely on Scottish ghostly folklore with inspiration from Greek sirens, the tale is set in 1846 on a re
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The Darkest Minds Review

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About ten years ago, give or take, the Ya adaptation movement was beginning with the Twilight phenomena sweeping the globe. It was Stephanie Meyer’s books that gave a new pulse to the fiction sub-genre and Hollywood took notice. Within a few years, a plethora of novels were optioned into movies, notably The Hunger Games and Divergent, and the cash registers went into overdrive with studios being handsomely rewarded for their investments and risks.

Then, suddenly, the bubble burst – those who had championed the franchises had become adults and those coming of age found their attentions turning to other things. The Divergent series didn’t even get to finish its run with part three, Allegiant, tanking at the box office and part four still in limbo but we can safely assume that we won’t see it anytime soon. But such failure hasn’t seen the train slow down and
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Another New Trailer for Fox's 'The Darkest Minds' Superpowers Movie

"What happens next?" 20th Century Fox has debuted another new trailer for their superpowers movie The Darkest Minds, in theaters in August. Finally they're putting out footage that really makes this look good, instead of looking like just another Ya movie for teens. The best trailer yet for this movie - worth a watch. The Darkest Minds is set just after a disease kills 98% of America's children, and the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are then placed in camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes and joins a group of other teens on the run. This stars Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Harris Dickinson, Wallace Langham, Golden Brooks, Mark O'Brien, Patrick Gibson, and Gwendoline Christie. I'm very curious now, even if this does seem a bit too much like X-Men meets The Girl with All the Gifts. But now you have my attention, Fox. Here's the latest trailer (+ UK poster) for Jennifer Yuh Nelson's The Darkest Minds,
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Adam Sandler’s new Netflix film Murder Mystery begins filming, full cast announced

Netflix has announced that production is now underway on Adam Sandler’s latest feature for the streaming service, Murder Mystery, which reunites Sandler with his Just Go with It co-star Jennifer Aniston as well as Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast).

The official synopsis for the film reads:

When a NYC cop (Adam Sandler) finally takes his wife (Jennifer Aniston) on a long promised European trip, a chance meeting on the flight with a mysterious man (Luke Evans) gets them invited to an intimate family gathering on the Super Yacht of elderly billionaire Malcolm Quince. When Quince is murdered, they become the prime suspects in a modern day whodunit.

Murder Mystery is being directed by Kyle Newacheck from a script by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) and also stars Gemma Arterton (The Girl With All The Gifts), Luis Gerardo Mendez (Time Share), Shioli Kutsuna (Deadpool 2), David Walliams (Little Britain), Adeel Akhtar
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Saban Films Acquires Us Rights to Supernatural Thriller Between Worlds, Starring Nicolas Cage

It wasn’t too long ago that news broke out of Sundance that Saban Films had acquired Lizzie, and now the company has obtained the Us distribution rights to a new supernatural thriller starring Nicolas Cage called Between Worlds.

Press Release: Los Angeles – Saban Films, who has been one of the most active U.S. distributors on the Croisette this week, has acquired U.S. distribution rights to writer/director Maria Pulera’s supernatural thriller Between Worlds which stars Nicolas Cage, Penelope Mitchell, Franka Potente, and Hopper Penn. Eric Banoun and David Hillary produced alongside Pulera via their company Rise Up, LLC. Saban Films is planning a day-and-date theatrical/VOD release.

Between Worlds follows Joe (Cage), a down-on-his-luck truck driver haunted by the memory of his deceased wife and child. He meets Julie (Potente) a spiritually gifted woman who enlists Joe in a desperate effort to find the lost soul of her comatose daughter,
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Horror Highlights: Happy Death Day 2 and Omaze, Revenge Trailer, Keepers, Chilling Tales For Dark Nights Audiobooks

Want to score a walk-on role in Happy Death Day 2? Omaze has got you covered with a nightmare-induced Happy Death Day experience. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a new trailer for Revenge, Keepers finds a home at Saban Films, and Chilling Tales For Dark Nights audiobook from BabblePress.

Omaze Presents A Happy Death Experience: "On the heels of announcements confirming Happy Death Day 2, the cast has teamed up with Omaze to offer fans the chance to live their own death day nightmare, by scoring a walk-on role in the sequel. In addition, being an extra in the highly-anticipated film, the winner will also get to bring a friend on a ghost tour with lead actress Jessica Rothe and director Christopher Landon. Flights and hotels are all covered.

Horror movie fans can enter for the chance to win this dream experience with $10 donations by visiting www.omaze.com/death.
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Trailer Watch: Glenn Close Is Fed Up with Being Defined as “The Wife”

The Wife

“Don’t paint me as the victim. I’m much more interesting than that,” says Glenn Close in a new trailer for “The Wife.” An adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel of the same name, the drama sees the six-time Oscar nominee playing Joan Castleman, a woman best known as the wife of an incredibly successful writer. Joan has dedicated decades of her life to nurturing her husband’s (Jonathan Pryce, “Game of Thrones”) career, but on the eve of his receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature, she decides that she’s had enough of his egotism and infidelities.

Joan’s “coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career,” the film’s official synopsis hints.

The trailer shows glimpses into Joan and her husband’s complicated history. Joan herself was a talented writer in her college days — and her future husband was her professor.
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Murder Mystery: Release Date, Trailer, Cast, and More

Joseph Baxter Apr 26, 2019

Adam Sandler's Netflix movie, Murder Mystery, will reunite him with his Just Go with It co-star, Jennifer Aniston.

Adam Sandler, comedy’s former box office king, has spent the past few years making Netflix his exclusive feature film home, thanks to a lucrative deal, one that was even reupped last year for four more films. With Sandler’s Netflix sandbox having reunited him with various former SNL co-stars, notably with Chris Rock in the recent comedy, The Week Of, the upcoming movie, Murder Mystery, is facilitating a reunion with Jennifer Aniston, with whom he co-starred in 2011’s Just Go with It.

In the latest news, Netflix has revealed loads of new details for Murder Mystery, including an updated synopsis and full cast list.

read more: Why Adam Sandler Stopped Reading Movie Review

Per the new synopsis, the Murder Mystery story centers on a New York City
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Journeyman movie review: men and all the feels

MaryAnn’s quick take… Sensitive drama about traumatic brain injury, featuring an extraordinary performance by Paddy Considine and much brutal honesty about men’s inability to deal with their own emotions. I’m “biast” (pro): love Paddy Considine and Jodie Whittaker

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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I’m gonna take your head off!” “It’s gonna be a life-changer for you!” This is the trash talk boxer Matty Burton (Paddy Considine: The Death of Stalin, Miss You Already) cheerfully listens to from his opponent, Andre “The Future” Bryte (Anthony Welsh: The Death of Stalin, The Girl with All the Gifts, Starred Up), at the press conference before their match, in which Matty will defend his world middleweight boxing championship. And then all that bluster actually comes to pass when,
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First Impressive Trailer for Superpowers Thriller 'The Darkest Minds'

"The more that I try to control it, the more damage that I do..." 20th Century Fox has unveiled the first trailer for a superpowers movie titled The Darkest Minds, the live-action debut of Kung Fu Panda 2 & 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson. "From the producers of 'Stranger Things' and Arrival comes the latest Ya survival thriller," based on the novel by Alexandra Bracken. Here's what this series is about: after a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government. This stars Amandla Stenberg (from The Hunger Games + Everything, Everything), Mandy Moore, Harris Dickinson, Wallace Langham, Golden Brooks, Mark O'Brien, Patrick Gibson, and Gwendoline Christie. This looks very Ya, but it looks cool, dare I say. A mix of Chronicle and The Girl with All the Gifts.
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Sundance 2018: Saban Films Acquires North American Rights to Lizzie, Starring Chloë Sevigny & Kristen Stewart

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Following its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival Lizzie, the period piece centered on suspected axe murderer Lizzie Borden, has been acquired by Saban Films for North American distribution.

Starring Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, and Kim Dickens, Lizzie was directed by Craig William Macneill, who helmed the Candle Cove first season of Channel Zero and 2015's The Boy.

Saban Films plans to team up with Roadside Attractions to bring Lizzie to theaters this summer, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details as they are announced.

In case you missed it, check here for our previous live coverage of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, including the acquisition news for other genre films such as Assassination Nation and Revenge.

Press Release: Park City (January 25, 2018) – In a competitive situation, Saban Films has nabbed North American rights to Craig William Macneill’s Lizzie, starring Academy Award Nominee Chloë
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‘The Cured’ Trailer Finds Ellen Page in a Zombie Outbreak

With The Walking Dead serving up weekly doses of dismemberment and post-apocalyptic survivalism, we don't get a lot of old-fashioned zombie movies these days. Instead, filmmakers and storytellers have turned to subversive, pensive reinventions of the genre in the vein of Maggie and The Girl with All the Gifts. The next film in that tradition is The Cured, a new horror drama set in a world ravaged for years by a zombie-like virus that turns the infected into feral cannibal when a cure is found at last, allowing the surrivors to reintigrate back into society. The …
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Listen to the Best Scores and Soundtracks of 2017

As Martin Scorsese once said, “Music and cinema fit together naturally. Because there’s a kind of intrinsic musicality to the way moving images work when they’re put together. It’s been said that cinema and music are very close as art forms, and I think that’s true.” Indeed, the right piece of music — whether it’s an original score or a carefully selected song — can do wonders for a sequence, and today we’re looking at the 25 films that best expressed this notion this year.

From seasoned composers to accomplished musicians, as well as a smattering of soundtracks, each musical example perfectly transported us to the world of the film. We should note that Twin Peaks: The Return, with both its sound design and weekly musical selections, was the most eclectic, transportive aural experience of the year, but we reserved this list to theatrically-released films.

Check out
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Film Critics Pick the Most Underrated Movies of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey

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Film Critics Pick the Most Underrated Movies of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the most overlooked and/or underrated movie of 2017?

E. Oliver Whitney, Screencrush.com, @cinemabite

Despite the critical praise, “A Fantastic Woman” only a one-week qualifying run last month, and I worry is it’ll easily be forgotten this awards season. Daniela Vega gives one of the most astounding performances I’ve seen this year, one that comes from somewhere fierce and internal, portraying the life and struggle of a trans woman that cinema has rarely shown an interest in exploring. But since you can’t see it until it has a proper release in Febraury, do check one of the year’s other
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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Trailer for “Black Museum” Presents a Parade of Horrors

Apparently Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker has so many horrifying ideas that he can no longer contain them to just one per episode. That appears to be the case in the Black Mirror Season 4 trailer for the episode “Black Museum”. Directed by Colm McCarthy (The Girl with All the Gifts), the episode revolves a young woman who visits Rolo Haynes’ Black Museum. Inside, it looks like Brooker is using the opportunity to showcase horrors that may not sustain a full-length episode, but are worth their own scares in little segments. An anthology horror series inside an anthology horror …
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Steven Moffat interview: Doctor Who, television, directors and more

Simon Brew Nov 10, 2017

Steven Moffat chats to us about Doctor Who, the changing face of television, and the internet culture around it...

Ahead of the release of Doctor Who series 10 on DVD and Blu-ray – it lands on Monday, and is available digitally now – outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat did a select few interviews to chat about the show. And he saved one for us.

It was refreshing that, having got lost myself on the way to the interview venue in the depths of London, Moffat himself managed to as well. Apologetic for arriving ten minutes late for our chat, he insisted on adding those minutes to the end of our time, and that’s not something that happens very often with interviews.

With that in mind, we settled down for a long chat about the show, the environment it exists in, and series 10 itself…

I was just watching the DVD extras before,
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The Death of Stalin movie review: the great dictator

MaryAnn’s quick take… Audacious, outrageous, bleakly funny. Not since Charlie Chaplin sent up Hitler and invited us to laugh at terrible reality has there been a movie like this. I’m “biast” (pro): love Armando Iannucci’s work

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Presenting… Monty Python’s production of George Orwell’s 1984. Or damn close to it. So The Death of Stalin is akin to Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, then? Well, sort of. (I definitely scribbled “Brazil” in my notes while watching.) But Brazil was fiction; clearly inspired by actual totalitarian regimes, but entirely fictional. Stalin, however, is based on terrible reality. Perhaps not since Charlie Chaplin’s 1940 satire The Great Dictator has a filmmaker taken on such awful personalities and events and attempted to make us laugh about it all.
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Saban Films Acquires Us Distribution Rights to Remake of George A. Romero’s Day Of The Dead

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Featuring arguably the most beloved zombie ever put to film, George A. Romero's Day of the Dead is a seminal standout in the horror genre that has grown a diehard fanbase in the thirty-plus years since its release. New takes on Romero's groundbreaking 1985 film were featured in 2005's Day of the Dead 2: Contagium and 2008's Day of the Dead, and now Saban Films has acquired the Us rights to Millennium Media's new Day of the Dead reimagining, with a release expected late this year:

Press Release: Toronto – September 9, 2017 – Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to a slate of films from Avi Lerner’s Millennium Media. The trio of titles includes Isaac Florentine’s Acts of Vengeance starring Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban, Robert Forster and Paz Vega; Paul Solet’s Bullet Head (formerly Unchained) also starring Banderas, John Malkovich and Adrien Brody; and Day of the Dead
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New Photos Released For Black Mirror Season 4 Teases "USS Callister" and "Arkangel" Episodes

Two new photos have been released for the fourth season of Netflix's Black Mirror. The first image teases the Star Trek-inspired episode "USS Callister" and the second on is for the episode titled "Arkangel". This is such an amazing series and I can't wait to see what crazy twisted stories we'll be getting in this next season. To watch the previously released teaser trailer for the series, click here.

Below the photo, you'll find the details that have been released for each of the six episodes that Season 4 will consist of:

“Crocodile,” directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless) and starring Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Bloodline), Andrew Gower (Outlander), Kiran Sonia Sawar (Murdered By My Father).

“Arkangel,” directed by Jodie Foster (Money Monster, The Silence of the Lambs) and starring Rosemarie Dewitt (La La Land, Mad Men), Brenna Harding (A Place to Call Home), Owen Teague (Bloodline).

Hang the DJ,
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