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Icg President Steven Poster Pushes On-Set Safety, Slams Government’s Anti-Union Stance

Cinematographer Steven Poster, who’s shot such films as “Donnie Darko” and “Stuart Little 2,” and is a former president of the Americans Society of Cinematographers, has been head of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600, since 2006. At the just-concluded Camerimage cinematography film festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland, he sat with Variety to assess the state of the organization at this point in its history (good) and anti-union trends at the national level (bad). The organization, he says, continues the fight against the view, in some quarters, that labor is just another commodity.

How many Camerimage festivals have you been to now?

This is my fifth. I’m serving on the student competition jury and hosting the screening of the Icg Emerging Cinematographer Awards. We showcase those films here and around the U.S. every year. I’m amazed at their quality. It just keeps getting better.

How is Icg going as a union?

Membership is growing.
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Sliff 2017 Interview: Actor Patrick Fabian – Star of Driverx

Driverx screens Sunday, November 5th at 3:15pm at The Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis) as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Producer Mark Stolaroff will be in attendance. Ticket information can be found Here.

Skidding into middle age, a stay-at-home dad must drive for an Uber-like ride-share company to help support his working wife and two young daughters. Leonard (Patrick Fabian of “Better Call Saul”), a middle-aged man living in the suburbs, has lost his mojo. It’s been two years since the demise of his record store, and now he’s a stay-at-home dad taking care of two young daughters while wife Dawn (Tanya Clarke) works during the day. With both kids now in elementary school, he’s been interviewing for jobs, but

record companies aren’t looking for a 50-year-old music lover with a knowledge of classic rock and pre-’80s hip-hop.
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Jeepers Creepers 3 Trailer #2 Has the Creeper Back on the Hunt

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Jeepers Creepers 3 Trailer #2 Has the Creeper Back on the Hunt
Screen Media Films has released a new trailer for Jeepers Creepers 3, which will get a one-night-only theatrical release from Fathom Events in theaters nationwide September 26. This trailer is a full minute longer than the first trailer that dropped two weeks ago, giving fans a better look at the iconic Creeper (Jonathan Breck), and those in the small town who band together to put an end to the Creeper's reign of terror once and for all. While we still have a few weeks left until this special event, there has already been plenty of controversy swirling around the movie.

Even before production began, we reported last March that the Jeepers Creepers 3 production was being forced to move, just before the production was supposed to begin in Canada. The production shift was forced by The Canadian Performers Union, which stopped a casting call from going out for the film, once the union
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Blu-ray Review: Bad Moon

  • DailyDead
Given some distance and the perspective of time, almost every horror film seems to look better and find its audience. Though the early to mid 1990s have long been considered a particularly bad period for American horror movies, recent years have seen a number of titles being reassessed and opinions on them revised to be much more favorable than they were 20 years ago. Titles like Disturbing Behavior and I Know What You Did Last Summer and The Rage: Carrie 2, largely written off by horror fans during their theatrical releases in the ’90s, are now being talked about as secretly good genre efforts not because the movies have actually improved, but because enough time has passed that the films can be removed from their historical context and taken for what they are.

Of course, some ’90s titles were always secretly good; they only needed some time to find their audience.
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Contest: Win Bad Moon on Blu-ray

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The lunar cycle wreaks havoc on Ted Harrison in Bad Moon. The 1996 werewolf film comes out on Blu-ray this Tuesday from Scream Factory, and we’ve been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Bad Moon.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Bad Moon Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on July 24th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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“Full, crescent, quarter… each is a Bad Moon for Ted Harrison. By day, he’s a photojournalist visiting family in the Pacific Northwest. By night, he transfigures into a horrific half-human – a werewolf.
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Bad Moon Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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A family member has a ferocious (and furry) secret in Eric Red’s Bad Moon, making its Blu-ray debut on July 19th from Scream Factory, and we have high-def clips and a trailer teasing what to expect on the new home media release of the 1996 werewolf film.

“Full, crescent, quarter… each is a Bad Moon for Ted Harrison. By day, he’s a photojournalist visiting family in the Pacific Northwest. By night, he transfigures into a horrific half-human – a werewolf. Dead men tell no tales, so Ted’s sure he alone knows about his vile double life. The secret, however, may be out. The family dog Thor, devoted to defending the household, has his suspicions.

Writer/director Eric Red (Cohen and Tate, Body Parts) delivers a new infusion of thrills with this red blooded shocker. Michael Paré (Streets of Fire) portrays Ted, hiding his accursed condition from his sister (Mariel Hemmingway,
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See Fritz Lang’s Fable About Joseph Goebbels Recounted Through His Films

For years, director Fritz Lang shared the story of his summoning by Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels, one involving the banning of The Testament of Dr. Mabuse that would cause his flee from Germany to Paris. This was later proven to be at least partly false by biographer Patrick McGilligan in his book The Nature of the Beast. It was mostly a fable, just a story repeated by Lang in his films for impact.

Does that make the story any less interesting? Cinema is comprised largely of the fictitious, so whether or not Lang espoused these stories on his own time as truth is irrelevant to one degree or another — an argument could be made that if it lands for audiences when shown on the screen, it has some worth.

Watch a video on the story below, recounted with imagery from Lang’s filmography, with a nod to CineTransit.
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Eric Red’s Werewolf film Bad Moon Gets Scream Factory Treatment; Director’s Cut Included!!

Eric Red should be a horror icon by this point. Having written films such as Near Dark, The Hitcher and countless other entertaining genre films, the writer and sometimes director has such a singular voice, that he deserves any recognition that comes his way. A lot of my favorite films of his were made in the ’80s but with films like Body Parts and the subject of this post, Bad Moon, Red has been active and relative in every decade since his debut years ago. Thanks to the always reliable gang over at Scream Factory, Red’s 1996 werewolf film Bad Moon is set to make its Bluray debut on July 19th, complete with both the theatrical And director’s cut of the film and a pretty impressive amount of supplemental material. We’ve got the complete info for your fright fanatics, so read on!

Full, crescent, quarter… each is a Bad Moon for Ted Harrison.
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Bad Moon (1996) Blu-ray Special Features Announced by Scream Factory

  • DailyDead
A family member has a furry and ferocious secret in Eric Red’s Bad Moon, making its Blu-ray debut on July 19th from Scream Factory. The special features for the high-definition release have now been revealed, including a new director’s cut with audio commentary by Red:

Press Release: Half man. Half wolf. Total terror. Scream Factory proudly presents Bad Moon for the first time on Blu-ray on July 19, 2016. This release comes complete with special features, including a new director’s version supervised by Eric Red, and new interviews and audio commentary with cast and crew.

Full, crescent, quarter… each is a Bad Moon for Ted Harrison. By day, he’s a photojournalist visiting family in the Pacific Northwest. By night, he transfigures into a horrific half-human – a werewolf. Dead men tell no tales, so Ted’s sure he alone knows about his vile double life. The secret, however, may be out.
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WWE 2K16: 10 Superstars That Are Criminally Over-Rated

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‘One day you’re the cock of the walk, the next a feather duster.’ That comes with the territory in the life of our favourite WWE Superstars.

One day they achieve their dreams and aspirations of holding a WWE Championship, the next they’re at the bottom of the pile and scrapping for everything they can get. Professional wrestling is a heartless world at times.

The nature of the beast is such that setting a regimented rating for each Superstar is a near impossible task for 2K. They have to take a reading at a particular moment in the year – normally around WrestleMania season – and almost predict the following 12 months of action inside the ring. Given that there’s a difference of around seven months between the initial development phases and the game’s release, there’s a good chance that 2K’s development teams could look pretty foolish
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"It'll Burn For a Long Time, Vince": Close-Up on Fritz Lang's "The Big Heat"

  • MUBI
Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. The Big Heat is playing on Mubi in the UK through January 3.Glenn Ford and Gloria Graham in a promotional still for The Big Heat.There's a moment about an hour into The Big Heat that, if you're lucky enough to be watching it in a theater, will still make the audience gasp. It's an act of violence that seems both impossible and, given the direction of the story, inevitable. It sends everything reeling. One of the silliest biases that many modern moviegoers have to overcome is the idea that Old Hollywood movies were safe: that they come from such a repressed, naive, and censored era that nothing too dangerous, worldly, or subversive could ever end up on screen. Few films can blast aside that misconception quite like The Big Heat. This is a Fritz Lang film, and
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"It'll Burn For a Long Time, Vince": Close-Up on Fritz Lang's "The Big Heat"

  • MUBI
Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. The Big Heat is playing on Mubi in the UK through January 3.Glenn Ford and Gloria Graham in a promotional still for The Big Heat.There's a moment about an hour into The Big Heat that, if you're lucky enough to be watching it in a theater, will still make the audience gasp. It's an act of violence that seems both impossible and, given the direction of the story, inevitable. It sends everything reeling. One of the silliest biases that many modern moviegoers have to overcome is the idea that Old Hollywood movies were safe: that they come from such a repressed, naive, and censored era that nothing too dangerous, worldly, or subversive could ever end up on screen. Few films can blast aside that misconception quite like The Big Heat. This is a Fritz Lang film, and
See full article at MUBI »

MonsterFest 2014: ‘Under a Kaleidoscope’ Review

Stars: Kenji Shimada, Kristen Condon, Aston Elliot, Damien Vennell, Tim Jason Wicks, Glenn Maynard | Written and Directed by Addison Heath

Addison Heath, writer of the recently released Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, re-teams with some of the cast from that film – including Kristen Condon, Aston Elliot and a scene-stealing Glenn Maynard (as a crazy TV evangelist) – for his feature film directorial debut Under a Kaleidoscope, a film which is less of a traditional narrative tale and more a look at life through an LSD haze.

The crux of the film deals with Caleb Loomis (Shimada) an agoraphobic twenty-something who spends his days making UFO movies with cardboard props, eating baked beans, smoking weed and downing an unhealthy amount of LSD. One afternoon, after hearing his neighbour Beatrice (Condon) being being abused for the umpteenth time, he strikes up a friendship with her through a hole in the wall…

I say crux of
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10 Nxt Superstars Who Will Dominate WWE 2015

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WWE’s developmental territory Nxt has come on leaps and bounds over the last year with an increasing number of its stars making waves on the main roster.

The likes of Rusev, The Wyatts, Paige and Bo Dallas all started with the Florida based promotion alongside Messrs Ambrose, Reigns and Rollins which shows how integral Nxt has become to WWE.

The Nxt superstars are given a platform to develop a niche following before taking it to next level on Raw and Smackdown.

Such is the state of the current programming, many see Nxt as WWE’s most compelling brand which is as much a complement to the up and comers as it is a detriment to the main roster.

The nature of the beast means WWE needs to be exceptional at forward planning. They need to know how the storylines of today will end and where the storylines of tomorrow will then start.
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'Wolves': Everything You Need to Know About the Jason Momoa Movie

  • Moviefone
There's some serious partying going on one late October evening in a remote area outside of Toronto. From a distance, a fire pit's glow cascades over the area. Loud music interrupts the midnight silence. Clanging beer bottles and glasses contribute to the festive atmosphere. Male voices can be heard and so can .... growling?

This is no human get-together. Mere steps away, a feral pack of werewolves is celebrating merrily around the charred body of a victim as it roasts on a spit. The werewolf predators sit on tree stumps as they rip into their human meal and take swigs of alcohol. A tent stands in the background next to a large table. But the true showstopper on-site is a throne with deer bones adorning the top.

All of a sudden, alpha werewolf Connor (Jason Momoa) slowly stands up from his crouched position, cocks his head and looks around. All the
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The Dusty VHS Corner: “Pop it Tommy!” – Eric Roberts the Video Maestro

Tom Jolliffe digs deep into The Dusty VHS Corner for a trio of Eric Roberts movies…

There have been a few stars over the years who started brightly only to see their career fade and sometimes even plummet. Perhaps one of the best examples of someone looking set to become a regular face at Award shows, particularly during the nominations montage, before falling from grace, was Eric Roberts. In fact one of his earlier films, The Pope of Greenwich Village, saw Roberts star with Mickey Rourke, whose career followed the same trajectory. An early run of solid films with critical acclaim, followed by a lengthy spell largely spent in B-movies, with the occasional more high profile bit part thrown in. Whilst Rourke had a second coming with The Wrestler recently, Roberts is still waiting for such an opportunity, and it’s an opportunity that would be fully deserved.

Before becoming something of a sitcom gag,
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'Deadly Revisions' Movie Review

  • MoreHorror
Reviewed by Grace Fontaine, MoreHorror.com

Deadly Revisions

Written and Directed by Gregory Blair

Starring: Bill Oberst Jr. (Grafton Torn), Mikhail Blokh (Deter McManus), Cindy Merrill (Ally Morris), Lisa Hart (Kat Torn), Gregory Blair (Crawford Davis), Ronny Coleman (Doctor Myers), Shaun Gerardo (Ash), Dawna Leigh Heising (Nurse Vorhees) and Josh Patterson (Noose Man/Hatchet Man)

Any writer will tell you that Writers’ Block is The Worst because it could be considered a type of amnesia. There is nothing more defeating than sitting down in front of your word processor/writing pad/computer/wall of your padded cell and not finding the motivation or the desire to get to work. The ability to get over this obstacle all but takes a miracle for a writer to overcome be it through a creative muse, having a heck of a dream or an epiphany that suddenly puts it all into perspective. Now, while Writers’ Block is a bane,
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WWE: 10 Wrestling Superstar Graves You Can Visit

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Pro wrestling should offer a mix of joy and elation, unfortunately it has all too often been overshadowed by darkness and tragedy. While in recent years the WWE has enforced health considerations to the fullest extent, the industry hasn’t always been so well looked after. In the 90′s and 2000′s we the fans got far too used to watching wrestling and hearing that a young talent had died. For me personally, this always stirred feelings of sadness and to an extent guilt — how can I invest in something which is killing the performers?

The stories continued to come. Drug overdoses, ring accidents and even suicide. The nature of the beast seemed to create a fatal environment. What are the reasons for wrestling and death being so linked to each other? A lot of it is down to the intense nature of the business. A wrestler often has to
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'Burn Notice' Recap: Is Michael Trusting the Wrong People?

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'Burn Notice' Recap: Is Michael Trusting the Wrong People?
In last week's episode, Michael endured several rounds of torture in order to prove himself to James, the leader of Sonya's organization. In tonight's episode, "Nature of the Beast", Michael is tasked with bringing down a drug smuggler while Fi and Jesse help Strong learn more about James. Read on to find out what the Burn Notice writers have in store for us this week.
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Flying High in Friendly Skies

  • CultureCatch
Changing Modes: In Flight (Plague of Twins)

There is an apocryphal story that Wendy Griffiths -- the primary singer/songwriter for Changing Modes -- initially "had no intention" of making her songs public. Five albums, two EPs, dozens of shows throughout the Northeast, and one M.E.A.N.Y. award (Musicians and Emerging Artists of New York) later, I can only say that I am happy she did not relegate her "bedroom tapes" to a shoebox in a closet.

Ms. Griffiths identifies her influences (at least on this album) well, particularly Pj Harvey and Blondie. However, the music on In Flight is quite a bit more "progressive" than that: there are whiffs of such prog-rock artists as Renaissance, The Decemberists, and even Frank Zappa here. Indeed, the most appropriate word I can find to describe Ms. Griffiths's music is: quirky. And I mean that as a very sincere compliment.
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