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Horror Highlights: The Walking Dead: March To War, The Heretics, Kong: Skull Island Soundtrack

Disruptor Beam has launched a new Survivor System for their mobile game The Walking Dead: March to War, and we have official details in today's Horror Highlights. We also have info on the world premiere of Chad Archibald's (Bite) new film, The Heretics, and details on the Kong: Skull Island soundtrack by composer Henry Jackman.

The Walking Dead: March to War: Survivor System: From Disruptor Beam: "How to Survive: An Interview with Senior Game Designer Michael Leoncavallo

Welcome Walking Dead fans!

We are excited to reveal the first major feature from our upcoming game, The Walking Dead: March To War -- the Survivor System!

We talked to the Senior Game Designer of The Walking Dead: March To War, Michael Leoncavallo, for all the latest details.

Then check out an exciting announcement at the end of this post...

Db: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
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‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Recruits ‘Sniper’ Franchise Star Chad Michael Collins for Recurring Role (Exclusive)

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‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Recruits ‘Sniper’ Franchise Star Chad Michael Collins for Recurring Role (Exclusive)
Chad Michael Collins is set to recur on this coming season of “NCIS: New Orleans.” The actor will play a Navy fighter pilot on the sophomore effort of the CBS procedural. Collins will first appear in the episode “Kissed by the Sun” in October, playing opposite series leads Scott Bakula, Zoe McLellan, and Lucas Black. Collins recently wrapped the franchise lead role for Sony’s forthcoming film “Sniper: Kill Shot.” He also starred in “Sniper: Legacy” with Tom Berenger and Dennis Haysbert last fall, and originated the Sgt. Brandon Beckett role in 2011’s “Sniper: Reloaded” with Billy Zane. Also
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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com’s 2015 Oscar Predictions

Chicago – Oscar! Oscar! Oscar! Say it three times to win it, and you’ll win every Academy Award pool you enter – at least for the nine categories covered here – if you follow the advice of the HollywoodChicago.com “experts.” We have the Oscar magic, so if you believe in it, then we deliver.

Three film writers of HollywoodChicago.com – Patrick McDonald, Nick Allen and Spike Walters – will not only predict Sunday’s big night, but will suggest choreography to Neil Patrick Harris for his opening number. The crew will opine on Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor/Actress and Director. As in previous years, the prognostications are broken down into thoughts on who Will Win, Should Win and Should Have Been Nominated (for one last gasp of dissent). The predictors will also take on a wild card guess for several other categories, and the latest odds on the rest of
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2015 BAFTA Awards winners as they are announced

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2015 BAFTA Awards winners as they are announced
The 2015 Ee BAFTA Awards were handed out in London Sunday night and while the broadcast aired hours later in the United States, it didn't stop us from chronicling the twists and turns of a show often seen as a bellwether for the Academy Awards. It took home only three BAFTAs, but "Boyhood" was the biggest winner of the night as it won Best Film and Richard Linklater earned Director honors. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" took home five statues including Original Screenplay for Wes Anderson, Production Design, Costumes, Original Music and Make Up & Hair. "Whiplash" earned three BAFTAs including J.K. Simmons for Supporting Actor, Editing and a somewhat surprising win in Sound. Expected Oscar winners Julianne Moore took Leading Actress and Patricia Arquette took Supporting Actress. Eddie Redmayne earned a key win over rival Michael Keaton by claiming the Lead Actor BAFTA for "The Theory of Everything." The latter also won
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From Meryl Streep to Alexandre Desplat: Oscar Oddities and Factoids

From Meryl Streep to Alexandre Desplat: Oscar Oddities and Factoids
The 87th Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning, and with it came a number of oddities, including triple nominees, first-timers and the inevitable extension of the reign of Meryl Streep. Below is a list of factoids from this year’s Academy Award nominations:

-Meryl Streep extended her Oscar record with a 19th nomination, this time for “Into the Woods.” The actors with the runner-up number of noms are Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson, who have 12 each.

-With “American Sniper,” Bradley Cooper becomes the 22nd actor to earn three consecutive nominations. The last two were Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger. Bette Davis and Greer Garson hold the record, with five consecutives.

-Of the 20 actors in the four acting categories, nine are first-timers: Patricia Arquette, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Felicity Jones, Michael Keaton, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Redmayne, J.K. Simmons and Emma Stone.

-In the foreign language race, Estonia (“Tangerines”) and Mauritania
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2015 Oscar Nominations: Snubs, Surprises and Reactions

The 2015 Oscar nominations were announced this morning and while I've already furnished a few thoughts on the omissions and surprises right here I figured we would go down the line and see what stands out. Who and what films were "snubbed", what are the biggest "surprises" and so on and so forth. Rage is sure to follow in the comments and what better time than now to get it all off your chest as we lead up to the 87th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22c Let's take a look and see what the verdict is on these nominations, which I will ask you to vote on at the bottom of this post. Best Picture No real surprises here as I had all eight of these films getting a nomination for Best Picture. The only difference between this list and mine, however, was I had Gone Girl getting a nomination,
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Oscar Nominations: The Complete List

Oscar Nominations: The Complete List
Neil Patrick Harris hosting ceremony on February 22, 2015

Best Picture

“Amerian Sniper” – Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan

Birdman” – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood” – Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game” – Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman

Selma” – Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner

The Theory of Everything” – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten

Whiplash” – Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster

Best Actor

Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch,
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‘Sniper: Legacy’ Review

Stars: Tom Berenger, Chad Michael Collins, Vasil Enev, Dennis Haysbert, Danko Jordanov, Mercedes Masohn | Written by Don Michael Paul, John Fasano | Directed by Don Michael Paul

Shocking as it may seem given the amount of horror flicks I review here on Nerdly, I’m not just a horror fan. My movie-loving passion is in fact split between three genres: horror, teen comedies and action movies. As much as I can appreciate low-budget horror flicks I can also appreciate low-budget action movies – which, at least from major studios, are few and far between these days. Which is one of the reasons I was excited to check out Sniper: Legacy.

The other reason? Well, as a teenager I used to love Impact Magazine. It really was my film bible, I’d religiously pick up each and every issue from the newsagents near where I used to catch the bus to college; in
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'Sniper: Legacy' Clip Starring Mercedes Masohn | Exclusive

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'Sniper: Legacy' Clip Starring Mercedes Masohn | Exclusive
Sanaa (Mercedes Mas&#246hn) engages with a deadly enemy in our exclusive, action-packed clip from Sony Pictures' Sniper: Legacy, available on DVD starting today, September 30.

Academy Award nominee Tom Berenger (Best Supporting Actor, Platoon, 1987), star of the original Sniper, returns as Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Beckett in this explosive next chapter of the hit action franchise. Also returning is Sniper: Reloaded star Chad Michael Collins (Company of Heroes) as Becket's son, Sergeant Brandon Beckett. Together for the first time on screen, these two generations of Sniper heroes team up to stop a rogue sniper targeting former U.S. military personnel in an intense thrill ride that pushes the Sniper series to a whole new level of sharp shooting fun.

When Gunnery Sgt. Brandon Beckett is informed his father, legendary shooter Thomas Beckett has been killed, Brandon springs into action to take out the perpetrator. But when his father rescues him from an ambush,
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Tom Berenger Talks 'Sniper: Legacy' | Exclusive

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Tom Berenger Talks 'Sniper: Legacy' | Exclusive
21 years after Tom Berenger first played U.S. Marine marksman Thomas Beckett in the 1993 action-thriller Sniper, Beckett's legacy lives on in Sony Pictures' Sniper: Legacy. After the original film hit theaters in 1993, Tom Berenger returned as Beckett in two straight-to-video sequels, but in 2011, the franchise was revived with Sniper: Reloaded, which starred Chad Michael Collins as Thomas' son Brandon Beckett. This estranged father-son duo come face-to-face in Sniper: Legacy, available on DVD September 30, as they must work together to take out a rogue shooter who has been taking out high-ranking military leaders.

I recently had the chance to speak with Tom Berenger over the phone, where he offered a sneak peek into the production process, explaining how the original script's ending may have ended this franchise before it even started, the possibility of a new Major League movie, and much more. Take a look at what he had to say below.
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Tom Berenger is Still Snipin’ Fools in Sniper: Legacy

I love me some Tom Berenger behind a rifle scope. Remember 1993′s “Sniper”? That movie launched a franchise, though if you don’t partake in the direct-to-dvd movie market, you may not have known that. I did, and I’ve seen all of the “Sniper” movies, including 2002′s pretty good “Sniper 2″ and the equally pretty good “Sniper 3″ in 2004. Seven years later, we got the not-at-all-bad but unfortunately Tom Berenger-less “Sniper: Reloaded.” Although Berenger didn’t show up for “Reloaded,” his co-star from the original “Sniper,” Billy Zane, did. That film also introduced Chad Michael Collins as the son of Berenger’s character, who is also a sniper just like dear ol dad. The latest is “Sniper: Legacy,” which teams Collins and Berenger as father-and-son, thus bringing, I guess, the franchise full-circle. Or some such. The point, is it’s Tom Berenger back behind a rifle scope shooting fools!
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Tremors Remake Moving Forward

24 years after Tremors hit theaters, did you actually think you were safe at last from those pesky graboids? Think again – a remake of the beloved horror comedy still has a pulse and is actually ramping up for production sooner than we had thought. Not that we were asking for one, but it might be fun to revisit the premise with more modern special effects, trading out Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward for two modern-day comedians (anyone else want Key and Peele to take this?).

Recently, Don Michael Smith posted the following to his blog, indicating that Universal is keen on the remake:

Hey all you “Company Of Heroes” fans, I’m back in Sofia, Bulgaria getting ready to do another in the series. This one’s called “The Fourth Reich” and it promises to have more of the same only better. For all you out there that hated on the first movie,
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An All-Star Cast Seeks To Reach Me In New Trailer

As a general rule, I’m a big believer in cinema moving forward. It’s vital for an artform to constantly renew and reinvigorate itself, in order to remain interesting and avoid stagnation. That’s why bold and visionary filmmakers are so important. To date, the writer and director of Reach MeJohn Herzfeld – has been neither of those things (2 Days In The Valley, anyone?), but the new trailer for his latest movie suggests a move in a new, more intriguing direction.

The film is about a large collection of characters and their respective connections to a self-help book – titled ‘Reach Me’ – written by a reclusive author, played by Tom Berenger. Now, here’s the thing – it would seem that while this film represents the all-important forward motion for helmer Herzfeld, it may also prove to be the opposite for many in its cast – and that’s just fine. For
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The many underappreciated film roles of James Woods

Odd List Simon Brew 26 Mar 2013 - 06:44

A superb character actor James Woods has turned in some remarkable performances. Here are a few of his underappreciated roles...

If you're looking for an actor who's far more interested in being a character than a hero, then surely James Woods is your man. He's built up a body of work over several decades that has rightly brought him a degree of acclaim - Videodrome, the brilliant Cop, Ghosts Of Mississippi, Contact, Salvador, and his growing collection of excellent TV roles - but in the 80s and 90s, he popped up in lots of films that are rarely talked about now.

There are so many seemingly lost great James Woods roles, that it seemed long overdue we try and right that particular wrong. So here's a collection of perhaps the lower profile, yet brilliant, performances from his career. And this is just a few of them.
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Bradley Cooper Targets 'American Sniper' Adaptation at Warner Bros

After The Hangover took the world by storm, it was clear Bradley Cooper was a star on the rise. He has since gone on to act in a ton of high-profile projects, but he's also teamed with Warner Bros. and started his own production company called 22nd & Indiana. According to THR, Cooper and his partners have found their first project with a film called American Sniper, based on Navy Seal Chris Kyle's autobiography American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. Cooper is producing and also considering the starring role, while Jason Dean Hall (Spread) writing. More below! The book recounts how Kyle racked up the most confirmed kills for an American during his time in the armed forces, and is punctuated with passages from Kyle's wife detailing how his affections turned from her to the SEALs and the war. Inception star
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Blu-ray Review - Killer Elite Is An Action-Packed Espionage Thriller

Killer Elite arrived on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack today, and with it came a heavy mix of action and espionage with a stellar cast. What is not to love about Robert De Niro, Jason Statham, and Clive Owen? The rest of the cast is solid, including Dominic Purcell (Prison Break, Straw Dogs), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Oz, The Thing), Aden Young (SniperThe Starter Wife), and Ben Mendelsohn (Trespass, Knowing). 

Killer Elite is directed by Gary McKendry and follows two of the world's most elite operatives--Danny, an ex-special ops agent (Statham) and Hunter, his longtime mentor (De Niro)--against the cunning leader of a secret military society (Owen). The group traverses the globe from Australia to Paris, London, and the Middle East, in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

The film is based on the book The Feather Men by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. When I went
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Win A Copy Of Killer Elite DVD/Blu-ray/Digital Download/UltraViolet. Combo Pack

To celebrate the release of Killer Elite, Wamg is offering Three lucky readers a chance to win a copy of DVD/Blu-ray/Digital Download/UltraViolet. Combo Pack!

Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite is a gritty battle between guns-for-hire that has been hailed as .one of the best action thrillers of the year!. by Richard Roeper, ReelzChannel. Pitting two of the world.s most elite operatives against the cunning leader of a secret military society, Killer Elite stars Jason Statham (The Transporter, Death Race), Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull) and Academy Award®-nominee Clive Owen (Children of Men, Closer). Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Gary McKendry (Everything in this Country Must), Killer Elite is available on Blu-ray.Combo Pack with UltraViolet., DVD, On Demand and Digital Download January 10, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Open Road Films.

Featuring unstoppable action and
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Killer Elite Blu-ray and DVD Debut January 10th

Killer Elite Blu-ray and DVD Debut January 10th
Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite is a gritty battle between guns-for-hire that has been hailed as "one of the best action thrillers of the year!" by Richard Roeper, ReelzChannel. Pitting two of the world's most elite operatives against the cunning leader of a secret military society, Killer Elite stars Jason Statham (The Transporter, Death Race), Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather: Part II, Raging Bull) and Academy Award-nominee Clive Owen (Children of Men, Closer). Directed by Academy Award-nominee Gary McKendry (Everything in this Country Must), Killer Elite is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download January 10, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Open Road Films.

Featuring unstoppable action and a tremendous cast - including Dominic Purcell (Prison Break, Straw Dogs), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Oz), Aden Young (Sniper, The Starter Wife) and Ben Mendelsohn (Trespass, Knowing) -
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Killer Elite on Blu-ray & DVD January 10th

A Pulse-pounding, Punch-throwing, Action-packed Thrill Ride

Starring Jason Statham, Academy Award® -Nominee Clive Owen And

Academy Award® Winner Robert De Niro

Available on Blu-ray. Combo Pack with UltraViolet., DVD and Digital Download January 10, 2012

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite is a gritty battle between guns-for-hire that has been hailed as .one of the best action thrillers of the year!. by Richard Roeper, ReelzChannel. Pitting two of the world.s most elite operatives against the cunning leader of a secret military society, Killer Elite stars Jason Statham (The Transporter, Death Race), Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull) and Academy Award®-nominee Clive Owen (Children of Men, Closer). Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Gary McKendry (Everything in this Country Must), Killer Elite is available on Blu-ray.Combo Pack with UltraViolet., DVD, On Demand and Digital Download January 10, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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Killer Elite Blu-ray and DVD release details

Killer Elite is making it's way to Blu-ray and DVD on 1/10/2012! I really enjoyed the film when I saw it in theaters. The combination of Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro made for an action-packed thrill ride.

Here is the official press release:

Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite is a gritty battle between guns-for-hire that has been hailed as “one of the best action thrillers of the year!” by Richard Roeper, ReelzChannel. Pitting two of the world’s most elite operatives against the cunning leader of a secret military society, Killer Elite stars Jason Statham (The Transporter, Death Race),

Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull) and Academy Award®-nominee Clive Owen (Children of Men, Closer). Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Gary McKendry (Everything in this Country Must), Killer Elite is available on Blu-ray™Combo Pack with UltraViolet™, DVD, On
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