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Movie Review – Coco (2017)

Coco, 2017.

Directed by Lee Unkrich.

Featuring the voice talents of Anthony González, Benjamin Bratt, Gael García Bernal, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor, Jaime Camil, Gabriel Iglesias, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Edward James Olmos, John Ratzenberger, and Cheech Marin.


Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

All good things must come to an end, and in recent years, it felt as if Pixar, the once mighty animation behemoth were mid-metamorphosis, awaiting the final turn towards Dreamworks mundanity. It helps little that be it for Inside Out, their last five features have peaked at Finding Dory, a passing distraction and a sequel unasked for.

Thankfully, Coco finds the once mighty studio again reigning supreme; it’s a swaggering, ripe, rich and deeply emotional study of the poetic temperance of passing. Like Inside out, Toy Story 3 and Monsters, Inc. before,
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Why 2017 was the year of Stephen King on screen

Ryan Lambie Dec 8, 2017

As The Dark Tower heads to disc, we take a look back at a screen year that's been big for Stephen King adaptations...

In the late 60s and early 1970s, a new generation of horror storytellers brought the genre out of the past and into the troubled, turbulent present. In cinemas, such directors as George A Romero, Tobe Hooper and David Cronenberg ushered in a new age of modern, fleshier horror, where the images were disturbing and the capes and castles of old Dracula and Frankenstein movies were entirely absent.

Over in the literary world, such writers as Ira Levin (Rosemary's Baby) and William Peter Batty (The Exorcist) were injecting creating a similarly seismic impact, sparking a pulp horror boom that would last until well into the 1980s. Few authors, however, have enjoyed the fame or the sheer longevity of Stephen King. Still in his 20s when his first novel,
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The Criterion Collection Will Resurrect Night Of The Living Dead, Silence Of The Lambs With 4K Blu-Rays

The Silence of the Lambs and Night of the Living Dead, two bona fide horror gems, are officially joining the Criterion Collection.

Each film classic will receive a 4K restoration, along with scores of special features, which will be available from February 13th, 2018. Now how’s that for a Valentine’s Day treat?

On a more somber note, news of this re-release arrives at a difficult time for the horror community: Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme passed away back in April, while George A. Romero, the undisputed king of zombies, died in July. Indeed, it was difficult losing two legendary filmmakers in the space of three months, but this posthumous recognition ensures their finest achievements are ushered into the pantheon of great cinema.

Each release will come with different bonus features – Lambs, for instance, includes audio commentary from Demme himself, along with Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and screenwriter
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Riverdale season 2 episode 6 review: Death Proof

Chris Cummins Nov 16, 2017

A timely episode of Riverdale mixes the serious with the supremely goofy. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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2.6 Death Proof

Tonight's episode began with another obvious yet still true observation from Jughead - that we often wear masks that cover who we really are. Although this episode was written and filmed before the Harvey Weinstein/Louis Ck/et al stories broke, its impossible to view it outside of the context of that news cycle and how it gave rise to the #metoo movement. There's a lot going on in this week's episode but the most important element here is far and away the Cheryl/Nick/Veronica storyline. Last week we saw Nick St. Clair go transform from New York City-based textbook case
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George A. Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead Criterion Collection Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

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An absolute game-changer for the horror genre, George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead introduced the modern zombie as we know it, packing in as much social commentary as it did gore. Now, nearly 40 years after its initial release, the influential horror film is getting The Criterion Collection Blu-ray treatment it so justly deserves. Criterion is coming to get us, Barbara...

Slated for a February 13th release, The Criterion Collection Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray features a 4K digital restoration that was overseen by the late, great Romero as well as John A. Russo, Gary R. Streiner, and Russell W. Streiner. The new Blu-ray is packed with bonus features both old and new, and you can get an idea of what to expect from the official release details and cover art below, as well as information on another February 13th Criterion Collection Blu-ray release: Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs.
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‘Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ and More Join Criterion Collection in February 2018

‘Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ and More Join Criterion Collection in February 2018
The Criterion Collection will be paying its respects to the late Jonathan Demme and George A. Romero in February 2018 by finally making “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Night of the Living Dead” members of its prestigious library. The two horror classics are joining famous titles from Kon Ichikawa, Satyajit Ray, and Tony Richardson as February additions to the Criterion Collection.

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Criterion will release a new 4K digital restoration of “The Silence of the Lambs,” which has been approved by the movie’s cinematographer Tak Fujimoto. Included on the DVD and Blu-ray sets are 35 minutes of deleted scenes and audio commentary from 1994 featuring Demme, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas. “Night of the Living Dead” will also be released in 4K, with never-before-seen 16mm dailies included as a bonus feature.
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The Role Of Hannibal Lecter Could’ve Gone To Al Pacino, Robert De Niro Or Dustin Hoffman

If you enjoy movies of a darker nature, then you may agree with us in saying that not only was The Silence of the Lambs one of the best horror/thriller flicks the 1990’s produced, but perhaps one of the greatest of all time. Admittedly, we could probably talk about the many things that made it special all day, chief among which were Anthony Hopkins’ chilling performance as Hannibal Lecter and Buffalo Bill’s legendary dance scene set to “Goodbye Horses” by Q Lazzarus – but let’s talk about the good doctor for a moment, shall we?

As you may know, this wasn’t the first of Thomas Harris’ series of books to have been adapted to film, with Manhunter preceding it in 1986. Furthermore, Brian Cox originally inhabited the role of Lecter, although it was spelled “Lecktor” the first time around.

Anyway, when it came time to get the followup off the ground,
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The Silence Of The Lambs: the thinking person's monster movie

Ryan Lambie Nov 3, 2017

As The Silence Of The Lambs re-emerges courtesy of the BFI, we look at how it created one of the screen's most iconic monsters...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for The Silence Of The Lambs

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"Is it true what they're saying?" a cop asks FBI agent Clarice Starling around The Silence Of The Lambs' midpoint. "That he's some kind of vampire?"

The cop is referring, of course, to Hannibal Lecter, the former psychiatrist and serial killer played by Anthony Hopkins. Originally created by author Thomas Harris and making his first appearance in the 1981 novel Red Dragon, Lecter - otherwise known as Hannibal the Cannibal - has long since become a fixture on the pop culture landscape. The Silence Of The Lambs isn't specifically about Lecter - rather, it's about Starling (Jodie Foster) and
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‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Returns in Trailer for New Theatrical Restoration

The Silence of the Lambs is not a documentary, but rather a story that stems from an exaggerated version of our own terrible reality,” said our own Willow Maclay this summer when writing about the Best Picture winner. “Clarice Starling is a defining character of her generation for her guile, strength and intelligence in the face of inhumane problems, but more so than an archetype or a hero, she’s an incredibly interesting woman — one of many in the filmography of Jonathan Demme.”

Just in time for Halloween we have a new trailer for a new 4K restoration of the film, and although it’s only currently scheduled to tour the U.K., hopefully we’ll learn of a U.S. run soon. While you binge David Fincher’s Mindhunter, see how Demme perfected the serial killer analysis thriller with the new trailer below.

FBI agent Clarice Starling, a specialist in serial killers,
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The Scariest Serial Killers on TV, According to Critics — IndieWire Survey

The Scariest Serial Killers on TV, According to Critics — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who is the scariest serial killer on TV? You define “scary.” Old and current shows fair game.

Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter

Landry from “Friday Night Lights.”

Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine

Ok, so he wasn’t necessarily a serial killer, but “Nip/Tuck’s” The Carver gave me a serious case of the scareds. After his first appearance near the end of Season 2, the porcelain-masked serial-slashing maniac who was all about slicing up hot people (because “beauty is a curse,” of course!) ran amok in Season 3 and the amount of series-regular characters he went after was kind of unprecedented. All of the leads
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This Is Why Mindhunter Feels Just Like Silence of the Lambs

Image Source: Netflix If you're into the serial killer genre, your next favorite show is bound to be Netflix's psychological thriller Mindhunter, which is about two FBI agents who interview serial killers in order to gain insight into how the minds of these kinds of murderers work. If you think that sounds an awful lot like the plot of an Oscar-winning film or an Emmy-nominated TV show, you'd be right. So just what kind of connection does Mindhunter have to The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal? The four books in the Hannibal Lecter series were written by Thomas Harris between 1981 and 2006. In them, one recurring character is Jack Crawford, the agent in charge of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, and here's where the connection to Mindhunter comes in. Crawford is based on John E. Douglas, the real-life FBI criminal profiler that Jonathan Groff's Mindhunter character is based on
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Movie Review – The Snowman (2017)

The Snowman, 2017.

Directed by Tomas Alfredson.

Starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, Toby Jones, J.K. Simmons, Chloe Sevigny, and Sofia Helin.


When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

The Snowman is not Tomas Alfredson’s film, or at least it can’t be. Nothing about it screams Alfredson, nor Nesbo, it has the fingerprints of countless writers, editors and hurried directors desperately trying to piece together a jigsaw made up of pieces unable to fit. From the expositional prologue that plays like a deleted scene from Hannibal Rising or a
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'The Punisher': Everything You Need to Know About Marvel's Vigilante Antihero

'The Punisher': Everything You Need to Know About Marvel's Vigilante Antihero
Black clothes. White skull. Smoking guns. These are the gloriously simple ingredients behind the Punisher, the no-holds-barred antihero who'll soon be starring in one of the fall's most anticipated series. As played by The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal during the second season of Netflix's Daredevil, the gun-toting vigilante stole every scene he was in, making the network's relentless campaign of teases and trailers damn near irresistible. But like every major superhero, he's taken a long strange trip from his comic-book origins to his modern-day multimedia superstardom. Below, you'll find
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Hannibal: what might season four involve?

Gabriel Bergmoser Oct 9, 2017

After a premature ending, Hannibal season 4 is looking more like a possibility now. One fan speculates on what it might be...

That Hannibal survived as long as it did is a minor miracle. A baroque opera of a TV show packed with elaborate plot twists, psychological games, gore elevated to the level of art and pitch-black humour, Hannibal never should have been on network television. Perhaps its greatest tragedy is that NBC picked it up without truly knowing what they were going to get; a crime procedural based on an iconic property must have seemed a no brainer. Of course that was not accounting for the ways in which creator Bryan Fuller managed to take well-trodden material to stunning new heights, subverting the text while paying loving tribute to it and all the while forging a path all its own. Hannibal was unlike anything else on TV
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Hannibal: Season Four? Revival Talks Underway According to Bryan Fuller

Could Hannibal be making a comeback? Recently, executive producer Bryan Fuller teased a possible revival for the cancelled NBC TV show, Deadline reports.Based on the novels by Thomas Harris, the drama revolves around the early relationship between FBI investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a forensic psychiatrist who becomes an infamous cannibalistic serial killer. The series was cancelled in 2015 after three seasons.Read More…
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Bryan Fuller Gives An Update Concerning The Return Of TV's Hannibal

The television series Hannibal was a unique breed of network show. Airing on NBC, the show featured thirteen episodes a season, more akin to the cable and streaming model than the typical 20 to 24 episodes each season of network television show features. The show was created by Bryan Fuller and adapted the Thomas Harris novels Hannibal and Red Dragon, more or less. It starred Mads Mikkelsen as the horrifying title character, who brought his own recipe of evil to the role rather than simply imitating Anthony Hopkins' performance; a role much darker than even his villainous turns in Casino Royale or Doctor Strange. Hugh Dancy (The Path) played the lead, Will Graham, with incredible likability. Graham being a gifted criminal profiler who visualized himself committing the murders he investigated to understand the killers' behaviors. It was a fantastic show, truly the same quality as a series from FX, AMC, or Netflix,
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Hannibal season 4 edges closer

Kirsten Howard Tony Sokol Aug 14, 2017

Bryan Fuller has reunited with Hannibal producer Martha De Laurentiis for a "meeting of the minds" over season 4 plans...

After waiting an obligatory two years to re-start talks of bringing Hannibal back for a fourth season, creator Bryan Fuller isn't wasting any time pushing the project forwards.

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The show's producer Martha De Laurentiis revealed over the weekend that Fuller had dropped by for a chat - and mini Mads was there to keep a watchful eye on things, of course.

Look at these three, teasing us...

Meeting of the minds @BryanFuller #Fannibals

Martha De Laurentiis (@neoprod) August 13, 2017

Ravenous Hannibal fans were delighted with the news, responding with every possible relevant Mikkelsen gif they could get their hands on, but here's an actual Irl picture of every Fannibal after finding out that a
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Exclusive interviews with Baywatch stars Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Priyanka Chopra

Coinciding with its UK release this week, Flickering Myth’s Thomas Harris caught up with Baywatch stars Zac Efron (Matt Brody), Alexandra Daddario (Summer Quinn) and Priyanka Chopra (Victoria Leeds) to discuss their work on the big screen comedy reboot of the classic 90s TV series. You can find the interviews below, or watch them over on our YouTube channel…

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Baywatch follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Zac Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Baywatch stars Dwayne Johnson (The Fate of the Furious), Zac Efron (Dirty Grandpa), Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas), Kelly Rohrbach (Two and a Half Men), Priyanka Chopra (Quantico), Jon Bass (Big Tim in Hollywood, Fl), Hannibal Buress (Daddy’s Home), Belinda (The Cheetah Girls 2) and Ilfenesh Hadera (Billions).
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Bryan Fuller Teases His Idea For Hannibal Season 4, Says He’s Having Conversations About It

As far as TV cancellations go, there’s not many that are more disappointing than Hannibal. A small screen adaptation of Thomas Harris’ novels, it brought one of the most iconic characters in cinema to television in a show that was absolutely excellent in every way imaginable. Polished, superbly acted, intelligent and twisted in all the right ways, it was a delight to watch and as such, when it was given the axe after just three seasons, fans were devastated.

Since then, there’ve always been rumblings about Hannibal potentially returning for more, with creator Bryan Fuller remaining hopeful that he’ll get to continue telling his story one day. Last we heard, he was looking to bring the cast back to adapt The Silence of the Lambs, with Fuller saying the following in December:

“I think the film adaptation is a perfect film, but there’s a lot of
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