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Kane Hodder Explains The Challenges Of Making Friday The 13th: The Game

Being a lifelong lover of horror, I’ve naturally indulged in the genre outside of movies and literature. To be honest, the video game medium might be my favorite to explore this avenue just because of how immersive it is and how it transports you to a different world like no other.

But for the longest time, there weren’t many franchises that did it well outside of Resident Evil and Silent Hill, at least in my view. Fortunately, though, we’ve seen a turnaround with the likes of Dead Rising, Dead Space, The Evil Within, Until Dawn and, of course, Friday the 13th: The Game.

Considering how popular Jason Voorhees’ latest foray into the gaming realm has proven to be amongst the fanbase, I knew I had to touch on it when interviewing Kane Hodder last weekend at Astronomicon. And as he shared his experience of making the game,
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Taylor Swift Accuses Ed Sheeran of ‘Peacocking’ in Lighthearted Instagram Video

Taylor Swift Accuses Ed Sheeran of ‘Peacocking’ in Lighthearted Instagram Video
Is Ed Sheeran trying to steal his friend Taylor Swift‘s thunder?

In a funny new video posted to her Instagram, Swift jokingly takes the fellow superstar to task for sitting closer to the camera than she — thus appearing bigger and taller.

“I just want to start by saying that this is what he does, he tries to elevate himself geographically so he can seem better than me,” she says in a playful mock accusatory tone. Sheeran, in on the joke, doesn’t deny it. “Totally,” he agrees.

“Experts will study this and say that you’re, like… peacocking right now,
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Interview: Victor Crowley Writer/Director Adam Green on Making His Most Personal Movie Yet

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Filmmaker Adam Green braved the haunted waters of the Honey Island Swamp for the fourth film in his Hatchet franchise, and in addition to resurrecting the iconic Kane Hodder character known as Victor Crowley, Green channeled emotions from real-life experiences to make his most personal movie to date. With Victor Crowley coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD platforms beginning February 6th from Dark Sky Films, Daily Dead recently had the pleasure of speaking with Green about getting back behind the camera in the Hatchet franchise, and he also talked about writing the Tommy Jarvis tapes for Friday the 13th: The Game.

This franchise came about from a conversation you had with George Romero about making something for the fans. Before that conversation, did you already know where you wanted to go with the fourth film or was it a surprise to you, too?

Adam Green: It was a surprise to me as well.
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Action Comics #1000 Hardcover To Include Lost Story By Superman’s Creators

Even though many enduring elements that we now associate with Superman were products of the Silver Age or the 1940’s radio drama, it’s important that we never forget the contributions that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster made to comic books – and pop culture as a whole – when they created the Man of Steel for Action Comics #1 back in 1938. After all, that served as the very blueprint for the superhero genre as we know it today.

With that, one could say that the character’s 80th anniversary being celebrated by the release of the one-thousandth issue of Action is a bit too poetic. And appropriately enough, DC is complementing the periodical release of said issue with a commemorative hardcover titled Action Comics #1000: 80 Years of Superman. Suffice it to say, this is shaping up to be a must-own for any fan of Big Blue.

Understandably, many of you reading this
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Black Lightning episode 1 review: The Resurrection

Kayti Burt Jan 23, 2018

Here's our spoiler-free look at new DC comic book superhero show Black Lightning, episode 1 of which is available now on Netflix UK...

1.1 The Resurrection

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There are many elements of Black Lightning that will set it apart fom the rest of The CW's superhero line-up: Rather than an origin story, it is about a middle-aged man returning to a life of crime-fighting after a nine-year break. It is a superhero story that confronts not simply crime, but the institutions and systemic oppressions that create and support it. And, most importantly, it is unabashedly black.

This shouldn't be a revelation, but, in a pop culture landscape overrun with superhero TV shows and movies, Black Lightning is the rare narrative that gives a black man, and the black community around him, centre stage.

This isn't simply a story about Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), high school principal,
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10 Fight Club Facts You Never Knew

10 Fight Club Facts You Never Knew
Today, it's an oft-quoted classic, but Fight Club was only a modest success when it was released in 1999. Its cult film status was cemented by repeated VHS and DVD viewings, thanks to the brilliant performances by Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter in David Fincher's adaptation of the novel of the same name. By now, we're all as familiar with the movie's twist as we are the whole bit in The Sixth Sense. Yes, there's the whole "first rule of Fight Club," but we've all shared anecdotes like the subversive frames hidden in the movie, or the Starbucks cups in every scene. Here, we look at 10 things you never knew about Fight Club.

The Producers courted four different directors.

It's hard to imagine anyone else behind the camera, but producers approached at least three other directors for the job before making a deal with David Fincher, who
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Latest rumours on The Batman claim it will be a Justice League sequel with or without Ben Affleck

I’m struggling to think of a project which has had as much rumour and speculation surrounding it as Warner Bros. and DC Films’ planned Dark Knight solo movie The Batman.

For months now, it seems a day hasn’t gone by without some report claiming to drop “insider information” on the status of the film, and that stepped up a gear this past week when Ben Affleck revealed that he was yet to sign on for the movie, and looking to “segue out” of the role.

To bring you up to speed, a rumour emerged a few days ago claiming that Reeves has identified Jake Gyllenhaal as a replacement for Ben Affleck, and that he is considering two ideas for his trilogy – one which would serve as a prequel to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the other as a standalone series of films.

Well, we now have
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The Batman Said To Be A Crime Film That Dives Deep Into Batman Mythos

After Wonder Woman, there was a brief period when the Dceu looked to be back on track. Then came the big fat mess of Justice League, which likely marks the final time we’ll see Ben Affleck in the Batsuit. Jake Gyllenhaal is apparently poised to take over the role from him in Matt ReevesThe Batman, which is currently in pre-production, but what would a Gyllenhaal/Reeves Dark Knight pic look like?

After the failure of Justice League, will they jettison the increasingly wobbly Dceu and make it a solo film, or perhaps head back way before Man of Steel and show us the prime of the Dceu Batman? Well, inside sources at Warner Bros. have now told former Latino-Review writer Mario-Francisco Robles that it’ll be neither. Word is that DC are ploughing ahead with their cinematic universe, saying in concrete terms: “The Batman will not be a prequel or reboot.
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Rushes. Paul Thomas Anderson's "Phantom Thread", Kodi's Piracy, Ozu's Essays

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.Recommended VIDEOSPerhaps you haven't caught it by now, or simply need reason to watch it again: the first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and set in the 1950s London fashion scene.Independent filmmaker Zia Anger, whose provocative short work we're big fans of, offers a stunning video for Zola Jesus' new single.Kinet, the online avant-garde publishing platform co-programmed by Mubi's Kurt Walker, has released their seventh program in the form of an ambitious Halloween-themed omnibus film entitled Aos Sí. It includes new films by Gina Telaroli, Raya Martin, Sophy Romvari, Neil Bahadur, Walker, and many more.At the Toronto International Film Festival, we loved Louis Ck's I Love You Daddy, a dark comedy of artistry and perversion. The film, Ck's first since Pootie Tang, shot
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Tyler Labine, ‘Insecure’s Jay Ellis & Nik Dodani Join Sony’s ‘The Maze’

Tyler Labine, ‘Insecure’s Jay Ellis & Nik Dodani Join Sony’s ‘The Maze’
Exclusive: Tyler Labine, Jay Ellis, and Nik Dodani have enlisted in Sony’s The Maze, the psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to survive. The trio joins previously announced cast Deborah Ann Woll, Logan Miller and Taylor Russell in the film, which Adam Robitel is directing. The project, said to be in the vein of David Fincher’s 1997 film The Game, is being produced by Neal Moritz and…
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The Week in Spandex – Wonder Woman 2, Justice League, Superman Lives, Man of Steel 2, Avengers 4, Captain Marvel, The Punisher, Hellboy and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Wonder Woman 2, Justice League, The Batman, Batman: Year One, Superman Lives, Man of Steel 2, Suicide Squad 2, Nightwing, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Krypton, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Venom, Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp, X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Punisher, Jessica Jones, Logan, X-Men: The New Mutants, The Gifted, Hellboy, The Boys, SuperMansion and more…

We’re starting things off in the DC Extended Universe this week, and it’s now official that Patty Jenkins will be back in the director’s chair on Wonder Woman 2, with Jenkins putting pen to paper on a deal which has presumably made her one of – if not the – highest-paid female directors in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Jenkins has also enlisted Dave Callaham (The Expendables, Godzilla) to script the film,
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New Details On Ben Affleck’s Batman Script Surface

Back when Matt Reeves entered early negotiations to helm The Batman for Warner Bros., it emerged that the War For the Planet of the Apes director wanted to exercise full creative control over the Caped Crusader’s next solo outing.

It’s a similar approach Reeves took upon climbing aboard Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, when the writer-director shied away from Fox’s original vision of an apocalyptic blockbuster in favor of a much more nuanced, Western-esque feature about two tribes – two species – attempting to co-exist on the same plot of land.

With The Batman, it’s a little different; despite his initial desire to write, direct, produce, and indeed headline the DC standalone pic as Gotham’s watchful protector, Ben Affleck handed over the reins to Matt Reeves, who reportedly climbed aboard on the condition that he could direct from a totally new script. We’re not
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Playing ‘The Game’ on Its 20th Anniversary – David Fincher’s 1997 Film Still Holds Up

Playing ‘The Game’ on Its 20th Anniversary – David Fincher’s 1997 Film Still Holds Up
More than any other mainstream filmmaker, David Fincher is the one who has had his finger on the pulse of our generational concerns. If you Google Fincher’s name and the word “zeitgeist,” it will immediately turn up countless think pieces talking about how his films — especially Fight Club and The Social Network — have […]

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Deborah Ann Woll, Logan Miller and Taylor Russell to Star in ‘The Maze’

Deborah Ann Woll, Logan Miller and Taylor Russell to Star in ‘The Maze’
Deborah Ann Woll, Logan Miller, and Taylor Russell are in talks to star in Sony’s “The Maze.”

Adam Robitel is directing the movie, and Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur are producing via Original Films.

The film — in in the vein of David Fincher’s “The Game,” starring Michael Douglas — is an elevated psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to survive.

Best known for her role on HBO’s “True Blood,” Woll is currently recurring on various Marvel series as Karen Page. Originally seen on “Daredevil,” Woll will appear next as Page on “The Defenders,” which premieres on Friday, as well as “The Punisher” Netflix series later this year. She also starred in the indie “Silver Lake” opposite Martin Starr.

Miller can be seen next in Fox’s “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” and also has “Prey” on the horizon. He
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Deborah Ann Woll, Logan Miller to Star in Sony's 'The Maze'

Deborah Ann Woll, Logan Miller to Star in Sony's 'The Maze'
Deborah Ann Woll, Logan Miller and Taylor Russell will star in the thriller The Maze.

The Sony project will be directed by Insidious: Chapter 4 director Adam Robitel. The project is described as in the vein of the 1997 David Fincher film The Game, an elevated psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to survive.

Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur are producing via Original Films. Maria Melnik, a staff writer on series American Gods, wrote the latest draft while Bragi F. Schut wrote an earlier draft of the...
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Drive-In Dust Offs: He Knows You’Re Alone (1980)

Following the horror juggernaut that was Halloween (1978), major studios were very interested to hop in bed with stalk and slay splatterfests. When the Paramount distributed Friday the 13th (1980) looked to be muy lucrative, the big boys jumped hard on the mattress to see how much coin they could dislodge. MGM was no different, and made their claim with He Knows You’re Alone (1980), a film that ultimately survived the dog pile with winning characterizations over slavish Carpenter imitations.

Filmed in December of ’79 on Staten Island and released at the end of summer, He Knows You’re Alone made nearly $ 5 million for MGM against a meager $ 250,000 budget. A tidy profit to be sure, but it was recognized by most critics (and horror fans alike) as a messy pastiche of everything that worked about Halloween but operating with a lot less wattage. I think that’s only partially true – He Knows actually manages to create memorable characters,
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Review: Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver' is an Act of Clockwork Precision

The British writer-director behind the "Three Flavours Cornetto" trilogy – consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013) – and also the director behind 2010's Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Edgar Wright, is known for his unique, kinetic, energetic cinematic style. Unlike most comedy directors working today, Wright finds humor in the filmmaking, utilizing framing, lighting, mise-en-scène, camera movement, editing, and sound to pull as much comedy out of a scene as possible. With his latest film, Baby Driver, Wright has not only improved upon his signature style, but matured with it. Like David Fincher, Wright is honing his craft with every film he makes, relying less on his style and more on imbuing the style with substance. If his early works are similar to those of Fincher's (Se7en, The Game, Fight Club), then Baby Driver is his Zodiac — a disciplined and elegantly orchestrated thriller that feels both effortless and impossibly intricate.
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Dear David Fincher, Please Return to the Alien Franchise

Henry Bevan with an open letter to David Fincher

Dear David,

I’m going to jump right into it: you should consider lobbying to direct the next Alien movie, whatever it may be.

Don’t stop reading! I know your last experience of the franchise on Alien 3 was a clusterfuck and you felt your career was being torn to shreds like Bishop at the end of Aliens. I understand why you look like you’ve suffered a death in the family every time someone mentions it to you, and I believe you when you say no one hates that film more than you. I get the pain, David. I. Get. It.

The experience made you develop a distaste for franchise blockbusters, it seemed you would never jump into something with prescribed expectations for success again. That was until you signed up for World War Z 2 (please change the title). Now,
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'Take Me': Film Review

'Take Me': Film Review
First things first: Dispel all associations with David Fincher's The Game when approaching Take Me, Pat Healy's nasty little quasi-comedy about people who pay to have themselves kidnapped. The operation here is much more humble than the shadowy, powerful one toying with super-rich executives there: Think one man with a van, who will imprison you for eight hours, traumatizing you just enough to help break your addiction to junk food. Starring opposite Taylor Schilling in his first feature as director, Healy knows exactly the mix of comical bumbling and psychological tension he wants here, executing the premise in a way...
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