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Man vs. machine sci-fi short Rise is getting expanded into a feature

A year ago, director David Karlak released the sci-fi short RISE , which starred the late Anton Yelchin and was scripted by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. This short offered a glimpse into a dystopian future, 2043, where  man’s attempt to create artificial intelligence has spun wildly out of control, leading to a war between man and machine. Warner Bros....
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Focus acquires Thoroughbred, starring Taylor-Joy, Cooke, and Yelchin

Writer/director Cory Finley's thriller THOROUGHBRED made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this past Saturday, and the very next day it was announced that Focus Features had acquired the worldwide rights to the film for around $5 million. Other buyers who had been interested in picking up the film included The Orchard and Netflix. THOROUGHBRED is the story of...
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Trollhunters featurette: Del Toro has crafted a feast for the senses

As if there wasn't enough to catch up with as the end of the year rolls around, Guillermo del Toro's animated Netflix series Trollhunters arrives. In this new featurette for the show, which premieres one week from today, del Toro and the star-studded cast discuss the world of magic and fantasy that del Toro has crafted with his boundless animation. You can get a glimpse at...
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Kelly Lynch joins Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes series

The Audience network's Mr. Mercedes series, based on the novel by Stephen King, is revving up its engines once more. One more has joined the cast as they approach production: Kelly Lynch, who has held memorable roles in CHARLIE'S ANGELS and ROAD HOUSE. Lynch will play Deborah Hartsfield, "Brady Hartsfield's complicated mother. Despite her troubles, Deborah...
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Anton Yelchin's Mr. Mercedes role to be filled by Harry Treadaway

Back in May, AT&T's Audience Network ordered a show based on Stephen King's  Mr. Mercedes straight to series. The show, which was set to star Brendan Gleeson and Anton Yelchin, was announced one month before Yelchin's untimely death. Mr. Mercedes is finally rolling again, after much deliberation, and the role to be played by Yelchin has been replaced by the...
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Teaser: Guillermo del Toro's Trollhunters invites you into an unseen world

If you happen to have kids who are begging you to take them to see the TROLLS movie this November, maybe make them wait a month, because Guillermo del Toro's  Trollhunters series is about to hit Netflix and I guaran-damn-tee it it'll be a hundred times more entertaining for everybody involved. Netflix has just released the first teaser for the series, and it looks like a...
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Johannes Roberts to adapt Stephen King's Hearts in Atlantis

If you're not up on the literary works of Stephen King, this one might require a bit of explanation: an adaptation of King's novella HEARTS IN ATLANTIS has been announced, but it's not a remake of the 2001 King-based movie that was called HEARTS IN ATLANTIS and starred Anthony Hopkins and Anton Yelchin. In 1999, King published Hearts in Atlantis , a collection of two...
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The F*ckin Black Sheep: Odd Thomas (2013)

THE BLACK SHEEP is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATH. We’re hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Dig in! Odd Thomas (2013) Directed by Stephen Sommers “ A small...
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R.I.P.: Anton Yelchin has passed away at age 27

The internet is constantly being flooded with fake news, so often my first reaction when I see a headline claiming that something terrible has happened to a celebrity is, "That has to be a hoax." Often it is. But sometimes I see that the source for the news is a trustworthy site, and the world crumbles a bit. That's what happened yesterday, when I heard that...
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Cast for del Toro's Trollhunters announced; of course Ron Perlman's in on it

Guillermo del Toro's upcoming animated series Trollhunters has assembled an ace voice cast, which would seem to indicate that it's actually happening. They've been working on this one for a while, but I never trust del Toro projects until they're on my screen in front of me.  The three big names that have joined the cast are Ron Perlman (of course), Kelsey...
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Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes goes to series w/ Brendan Gleeson, Anton Yelchin

Mr. Mercedes , the Stephen King adaptation series from showrunner David E. Kelley, has landed a network! Picked up by AT&T's Audience Network (which also airs the popular series Kingdom), the show has been ordered straight to series with ten episodes, set to premiere in 2018 . Kelley is set to write the first episode. Brendan Gleeson and Anton Yelchin have been...
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Get hardcore with this Green Room featurette

I haven't seen GREEN ROOM yet, but with every new glimpse I grow more and more regretful of that fact. In this new featurette, writer-director Jeremy Saulnier wants you to "feel the impact," explaining how the film is designed to be a brutal yet wholly human experience. What could be better than that? Check out the featurette, which also features clips from...
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