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TV: Biel Evolved: The Sinner - Finale Reviewed

Posted By themoviesleuth on Movies - A great character study shows emotional momentum and dramatic movement from its central players. In a short span, USA Network's jarring hit show accomplished things that we never typically get from the television format. Setting a tone that continued across this piece of nearly cinematic work, it used pulsating music, hard hitting emotion, and brutal pain to inflict scars on its viewership that will be felt for years to come. The Sinner was a genius crime story that pulled no punches. From sensual doom and gloom to highly rendered bloody beach murder, the event series is how TV should be done. It asks its viewers to push past the turmoil, sexual deviancy, and religious zealotry to find answers. Much like the characters in the show, we were forced to the edge of sanity as a story

Blu Reviewed: Arrow Video's The Slayer

Posted By themoviesleuth on Movies - Given the title, I'm thinking it'sprobably The Slayer...Arrow Video has really dug deep into the obscure corners of cult filmdom this time around, and has unearthed a slasher film which has a good word-of-mouth reputation among serious connoisseurs of the genre, yet is very rarely actually seen. The Slayer has a certain amount of notoriety for two reasons: firstly, it was among the notorious banned-in-the-UK “video nasties,” and secondly, its old VHS releases boasted some eye-grabbing cover art which burned itself into the retinas of many a kid growing up in the video store era. But despite being much talked-about in certain horror-lover circles for those reasons, this film has been notoriously difficult to find pretty much since the 1980s. In the US, its only home media release was a big

Berlinale putting the #MeToo into their 2018 film festival

Posted By FilmDaily on Movies - We’re four days into the reputable Berlin Film Festival – also known as the Berlinale – and already the #MeToo movement is pinned as a central focus for the annual event. After the year the entertainment industry’s had, it’s no surprise diversity and inclusivity remain hot topics in the 2018 festival season.The post Berlinale putting the #MeToo into their 2018 film festival appeared first on Film Daily.

News: Luc Besson Say Valerian Sequel A Possibility Due To Fan Reaction and Foreign Markets

Posted By themoviesleuth on Movies - Perhaps the most divisive movie of the summer, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was a verifiable box office disaster. The film barely took in a small percentage of its huge budget, crashing and burning with almost no hope of a sequel any time soon. Some loved the movie's boisterous style and others hated the casting of Dane Dehaan as the title character. However, Valerian definitely one of the most creative and visual arresting releases of the season.Now, Luc Besson says there's still hope of a sequel. The movie still hasn't opened in many markets which means it could find success elsewhere. We won't hold our breath but this is what he had to say when speaking with Italian web mag, BadTaste:“I value the Italian option. And there’s still Japan also to open. We still have a coupl

Videos: Michelle Yeoh Talks About Taking The Captain's Chair On Star Trek: Discovery

Posted By themoviesleuth on Movies -    This is a new behind-the-scenes video for Star Trek: Discovery that features Michelle Yeoh discussing how Captain Philippa Georgiou's murky background and inherent optimism make her the ideal choice to command the U.S.S. Shenzhou. The new show will premiere on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30PM EST/ 7:30 CST, which may end up airing later due to NFL Football and 60 Minutes. It will also be made available on CBS All Access, with the second episode being available on the service right after the broadcast premiere of episode one. After the 24th, all of the new episodes will be available each Sunday on a weekly basis via CBS All Access. The 15 episode season will be split into two parts. Part one will run from September 24 through November 5, with the second half resum

Rumor Mill: Anne Hathaway Circling Barbie Role

Posted By themoviesleuth on Movies - We've already come to the conclusion that no toy line is safe from the cinematic world of big budget franchise movies. From Transformers to G.I. Joe, no plastic character is safe. Word came out last year that Barbie was being transcribed to a live action film starring stand up comic and film star, Amy Schumer. Soon after the announcement, Schumer left the project and the role was once again put on the market. Now, it appears that the live action Barbie is getting nearer to finding its star. In  strange turn of events, the movie may get a huge star to fill the rubbery shoes of the blonde character. Tonight, many sources are reporting that Oscar winning lead actress Anne Hathaway is in talks to take over as Barbie. Never one to stick to one type of role, this could be an

Wisdom of the greats: Inspirational quotes from film directors

Posted By FilmDaily on Movies - One of the best ways to learn about film is to draw inspiration from other filmmakers. Whether you’re an aspiring or established director, producer, scriptwriter, or cinematographer, there’s knowledge & wisdom to be found in the suggestions and musings offered by some of the most revered directors of our time.The post Wisdom of the greats: Inspirational quotes from your favorite film directors appeared first on Film Daily.

Find out why Wes Anderson’s movies are loved by designers

Posted By FilmDaily on Movies - Wes Anderson bagged Best Director at this year’s Berlinale for his new stop-motion feature Isle of Dogs, so we’ve decided to take a look at some of the writer-director’s best works from a visual angle, exploring why he’s gained his reputation as the “King of Symmetry”.

Trailers: New Trailer For Amazon's Horror Anthology Lore

Posted By themoviesleuth on Movies -   This is a new trailer for the Amazon horror anthology Lore.The six episode anthology is based on a podcast by the same name and will look at some real-life tales behind some of America's most legendary horror myths, combining documentary footage, narration, historical mixed media and cinematic scenes. It features Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood), Adam Goldberg (Fargo) Holland Roden (Teen Wolf), Colm Feore (House of Cards) and Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man). The series will be available to stream on Amazon on October 13, 2017. Check out the synopsis and trailer below. "Based on the podcast phenomenon and narrated by creator Aaron Mahnke, this haunting six-episode anthology series is brought to life by the executive pro

Stephen King Week: Make Castle Rock Great Again: The Dead Zone (1983)

Posted By themoviesleuth on Movies - And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting, on the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door, and his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, and the lamp light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor, and my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor, shall be lifted... nevermore. --The RavenThe Dead Zone is one of the best Stephen King film adaptations as it deftly combines the supernatural with real world elements culminating in a believable story. The story follows Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) a school teacher and Castle Rock native that gets into a terrible car accident one night on his drive home in a rainstorm. He ends up in a coma for five years and when he awakens (to a completely changed life) he d

The ‘Black Panther’ effect: The most outrageous deleted scenes in cinema history

Posted By FilmDaily on Movies - The 'Black Panther' effect: Let’s take a look at some of the most outrageous deleted scenes in movie history – some good, some bad, some that would’ve completely changed the tone of the film.The post The ‘Black Panther’ effect: The most outrageous deleted scenes in cinema history appeared first on Film Daily.

Trailers: Saw Meets Cube In The Upcoming Horror Film Escape Room

Posted By themoviesleuth on Movies - This is a trailer for the upcoming horror film Escape Room. It was written by Noah A.D. and Will Wernick, directed by Wernick, and stars Evan Williams (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Annabelle Stephenson (Revenge), and Billy Flynn (Days of our Lives). It will be released by Lionsgate on DVD and VOD on October 17, 2017. Check out the synopsis and trailer below."For Tyler’s 30th birthday, his girlfriend Christen gets him an unusual gift: admission to a mysterious escape room event. As they enter with four friends, they find themselves trapped in bizarre rooms where they must solve tricky puzzles in order to advance. But Christen has disappeared, and Tyler is shocked to see her on a video monitor, naked and trapped in a cage while the seconds count down. When the cruel game begins to t

News: SyFy Orders George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers To Series

Posted By themoviesleuth on Movies -   A few months back we reported that SyFy was working on a pilot for a new translation of George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers as a pilot. Apparently, they're so impressed with how it's coming out that they've already green lit the entire first season. Originally published as a science fiction short in 1980 by Analog Science Fiction and Fact, the story was turned into a 1987 film that didn't do very well at the box office. It starred '80s female lead Catherine Mary Stewart. Now with Martin's Game of Thrones prepping its concluding season, another one of his properties may become a huge hit for the SyFy in partnership with Netflix. If they can put a reasonable budget behind the show, the cable outlet may be able to bring over a lot of HBO's viewership for this series. Although M

Videos: Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale - All The Easter Eggs We Could Find

Posted By themoviesleuth on Movies -   This is a new video from Moviepilot that lists all of the Easter eggs that they could find in the season finale of season 7 of Game of Thrones. The episode featured a major meeting, a big reveal, and a crumbling wall. Check out the video below to discover the Easter eggs that were contained in the episode.  View my Flipboard Magazine.