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Archive for April, 2013

Pacific Rim – WonderCon Trailer

Pacific Rim seems to look bigger with each new clip: “This was originally intended for only WonderCon, but after listening to so many of you asking for more of the movie online, I think it’s time for me to show you more footage. Enjoy, my friends!” – Guillermo del Toro

Zombieland: The TV show on amazon Prime

An Amazon Original series: Four survivors are killin’ zombies & searching for a place to call home. It’s Zombieland, the TV show. Has anyone seen this yet..?

Silence of the Lambs – Ken Taylor Poster Art


Iron Man 3 – IMAX Poster Concept Art

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Time Travel in the Movies



Thor: The Dark World – Olly Moss Prints

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Thor: The Dark World – Trailer

This is the first trailer for Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, the sequel to 2011′s Kenneth Branagh-directed ThorGame Of Thrones vet Alan Taylor helms this tale of the Mighty Avenger as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy led by the vengeful Malekith. Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Christopher Eccleston and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje star.

Star Trek Into Darkness – IMAX Promo

New clip from the IMAX promo for Star Trek Into Darkness: In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth.  In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.


Little Stephen King at School

Stephen King at School

Repo Man – Poster Art


The Lost Boys – Poster Art

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Hemlock Grove – Netflix Series

Hemlock Grove follows house of Cards as an American Gothic style horror drama whose 13 episodes will be available Friday the 19th April for streaming. The Netflix series has Eli Roth at the helm… it looks like a True Blood/American Horror Story rip-off… and I didn’t like the stealing of the classic Kurt Russell line from The Thing at the end. Still, I’ll give it a look…

Scorsese: An Art Show Tribute

Martin Scorsese_portrait art Spoke Art has taken over New York’s Bold Hype Gallery for Scorsese: An Art Show Tribute, featuring work based on films such as Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The Departed, Gangs of New York, Casino and many more. Artists such as Scott Campbell, Joshua Budich, Dave Perillo, Fernando Reza, Jayson Weidel, Jessica Deahl, Jon Smith, New Flesh, Paul Shipper, Rhys Cooper, Rich Pellegrino and Sam Smith have all contributed to the show, which is open Friday April 19 through Sunday April 21.

Scorsese: An Art Show Tribute takes place April 19-21 at the Bold Hype Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY. The hours are 6 p.m.-close April 19 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 20-21. Check out some of the prints here and on the official facebook page HERE

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Under the Dome – Trailer

This summer nobody can get in. Nobody can get out. The town of Chester’s Mill is trapped. Stephen King takes us behind the scenes for a first look of ‘Under the Dome’. The series begins this June on CBS.

Check out the official website HERE

Exorcism Diaries

DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: Summit Entertainment has brought Barbara Marshall on board to write Exorcism Diaries. The log line is being kept under wraps, but the film is inspired by the book The Real Story Behind The Exorcist by Mark Opsasnick. Exorcism Diaries is being produced by Roy Lee, Sonny Mallhi and Doug Davison. The project was originally acquired by Summit as a pitch by Adam Simon and Tim Metcalfe. John Sacchi will oversee the project for the studio. Marshall’s breakthrough came when she made the 2012 Black List script Peste, which is being put together at IM Global.

With such a high bar set by the classic 1973 film, it’s difficult to see this being anything more than an Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Rite or The Last Exorcism at best…

Welcome to the Machine – Short Film Pitch

Check out this pitch from Enzo Tedeshi, director of The Tunnel. Over 200 years into the future, Australia has once again become a prison. The world’s hardened criminals are sent to work at a facility kept in line by death squads. Adamson, a warden, is forced to follow questionable orders and is forced to make a life or death choice – but as just another part of the machine, does she really have a choice at all?

Welcome To The Machine – Short Film Pitch from Enzo Tedeschi on Vimeo.

The Overlook Hotel – TV Series

Glen Mazzara, who ran AMC’s smash hit series The Walking Dead for the past several seasons, will now focus on ghosts. He’s in talks to write The Overlook Hotel, a prequel to the Stanley Kubrick-directed The Shining, based on the Stephen King novel. The film is being developed at Warner Bros to be produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis.

While King wasn’t crazy about the Kubrick movie, there are so many iconic images in that movie, and an outsized performance by Jack Nicholson, that this will be a tough act to follow. Mazzara is an interesting choice. He succeeded Frank Darabont on The Walking Dead, and while it seemed he clashed with graphic novel creator Robert Kirkman — he was dropped as showrunner in December — he did a fabulous job in moving forward and giving context to what Darabont started. I’ve never seen a series quite like it, and there are plenty of ghostly nuggets from the formative days of that haunted hotel that were dropped in the book and the Kubrick movie that make me eager to see what Mazzara does with this prequel. King, of course, has completed Doctor Sleep, a sequel to his The Shining novel that focuses on an adult Danny Torrance (the Redrum kid).

World War Z – Posters


The Elaborate End of Robert Ebb

Supinfocom alumni Fx Goby, Matthieu Landour and Clement Bolla unite forces for their ‘reverse B-movie’ about a night watchman whose prank turns tragic when he gets stuck in a monster costume. Originally conceived as an animated short for Fx Goby’s Supinfocom graduation film, the directors decided that the comedic nature of Robert Ebb was much better suited to live action. As with last year’s seafood battle short Monster Roll, the trio required their staring monster to be more kitsch comedic than realistically terrifying. Ready to suspend your disbelief?

The elaborate end of Robert Ebb from Robert Ebb on Vimeo.

Dr. Seuss – The Evil Dead

Dr. Seuss does The Evil Dead: I chained and locked the cellar door–There’s something strange beneath the floor. By DrFaustusAU. Check out his deviantART site HERE


Elysium – Trailer

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station that is disguised as a massive floating city called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth.

Bates Motel – Season 2

bates_motelPsycho prequel series Bates Motel has been renewed for a second season. Check out the A&E press release:

NEW YORK – April 8, 2013 – A&E Network has picked up a second season of the acclaimed drama series, “Bates Motel” starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore from executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, it was announced today by Bob DeBitetto, President and General Manager of A&E Network and BIO Channel. The premiere of “Bates Motel” garnered 4.5 million total viewers and 2.5 million adults 25-54 and 18-49, based on Live+7 viewership, making it the most-watched original drama debut in the key demos in the network’s history.
“Bates Motel’ has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal audience in its first few weeks,” said DeBitetto. “With superb writing and exceptional acting, led by the critically acclaimed performances of Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, we’re incredibly excited to see where Carlton and Kerry take Norma and Norman Bates next.”

Season two of “Bates Motel” will begin pre-production later this year on ten new episodes slated to premiere in 2014.

“Bates Motel” also stars Max Thieriot (“Disconnect”), Olivia Cooke (“Blackout”), Nicola Peltz (“The Last Airbender) and Nestor Carbonell (“Lost,” “The Dark Knight Rises”).

In “Bates Motel,” following the tragic death of her husband, Norma Bates buys a motel on the outskirts of the idyllic coastal town of White Pine Bay, seeking a fresh start. As Norma and Norman get ensconced in their new home, they discover this town isn’t quite what it seems, and th
e locals aren’t so quick to let them in on their secrets. But the Bates’ are done being pushed around and will do whatever it takes to survive – and will do whatever it takes to protect their own secrets.

“Bates Motel” is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions and Kerry Ehrin Productions respectively.

Dexter – Season 8 Teaser

The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning Showtime series heads into its eighth season June 30. Sean Patrick Flannery joins the cast in for what’s expected to be Dexter’s final season. This new teaser promises “it isn’t going to be pretty”

Also check out last months pre-teaser… they’re going to milk this for all it’s worth.


Frankenstein – Berni Wrightson

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