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Dead Cross' Church Music Video Is the Best Horror Short of 2017

Dead Cross' Church Music Video Is the Best Horror Short of 2017
Hardcore super group Dead Cross, featuring ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton, have just released a new video for their song "Church of the Motherf---ers" and it's the best horror short of the year. This is the band's second video off of their debut album and it is an intense look at religion with some harsh undertones of what has been happening in the entertainment industry's sexual misconduct scandals. When a band sounds as brutal as Dead Cross, it's hard to find imagery that heightens that feeling instead of parodying it, and director Michael Panduro has done a perfect job of capturing the pure essence of this type of music.

The Fight Club-themed video for "Church of the Motherf--ers" opens with a quote from German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who states, "The influence of a man has never yet grown great without his blind pupils.
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Mr Robot season 3 episode 7 review: Fredrick & Tanya

Alec Bojalad Nov 23, 2017

The Dark Army strikes back on an upsetting, excellent episode of Mr Robot. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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3.7 Fredrick & Tanya

“They’re actually going to get away with this,” Dom whispers to herself at the end of Fredrick & Tanya.

She’s right. The Dark Army is going to get away with it. Whiterose has achieved her precious annexation of the Congo. 71 E Corp buildings have been destroyed, along with at least 4,000 people dead. Elliot and Mr Robot are defeated, their people’s revolution is torn to ribbons, each one of those ribbons picked up to be co-opted by yet another 1% puppet master. Trenton and Mobely are dead, framed for the E Corp building attacks. Angela is a time-travelling vegetable. It’s all over.

Even Philip Price, who until this episode we would have delighted in seeing defeated,
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Mr Robot season 3 episode 6 review: Kill Process

Alec Bojalad Nov 16, 2017

Mr Robot keeps the action going in the thrilling, unexpectedly climactic Kill Process. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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3.6 Kill Process

Mr Robot, what has gotten into you?

It’s not that season 3 has been bad thus far. This is still a show about a paranoid, reclusive hacker taking down the world economy with his imaginary friend/ghostdad after all. But season 3 has been, let’s say, deliberately paced.

Hell, one could argue that Mr Robot, itself, has been deliberately paced since Elliot Alderson was dressed down in a villain monologue from Mr Robot in a frenetic Times Square post-hack in the season 1 finale. Season 2 had its moments but was more a disquieting and intensely intimate view of our lead character’s deteriorating mental health.
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Oscars 2017: The Best Supporting Actor Race Is All About Being a Great Father

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Oscars 2017: The Best Supporting Actor Race Is All About Being a Great Father
This hasn’t exactly been a great year for men. The male brand has seen better days. The product is still the same as it’s been for the last few millennia — the patriarchy is one hell of a preservative — but its iron hold on the marketplace is slipping. Society as a whole is finally coming to grips with a grim fact that so many people had already learned the hard way, that so many people had been silenced and shamed into keeping like a secret: Men are defective.

That’s not to say that all men are broken, but rather that all men are capable of the abuses for which the worst of us are now being ex-communicated, that all men are culpable for allowing those abuses to continue, and that all men are corruptible when endowed with the power that we have always assumed as a natural right.
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‘American Horror Story – Cult 7×10: Charles (Manson) in Charge’ Review

Charles Manson is a cult leader that is arguably the most entrenched in pop culture than the others. This is why American Horror Story: Cult probably saved him as the most influential on Kai (Evan Peters). The problem with this of course is that when Manson’s crimes are so well-known, American Horror Story struggles to elevate the wannabe cult leader that is Kai, to the level of Manson.

With Kai’s behaviour becoming more erratic he begins to believe there is a traitor in his ranks. This gives Ally (Sarah Paulson) the opportunity to work her way deeper into his trust, and seal the fate of another trusted cult member.

One problem that I’ve highlighted with American Horror Story: Cult is the fact it is almost turning into a parody of itself, and this problem returns this week. What helps stop that being a problem though is that
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Gotham season 4 episode 8 review: Stop Hitting Yourself

Marc Buxton Nov 10, 2017

Gotham City Fight Club Continues as Gotham continues to be the most wonderfully chaotic comic book series on TV. Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

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4.8 Stop Hitting Yourself

Never in my life would I think there would be a TV series where two members of the old school Legion of Doom would be featured in an underground fight club. But listen, Gotham is one of the most disjointed and chaotic shows on TV and its utter disregard for structure makes the series so much damn fun.

I mean, when the show tries to find a consistent direction like the Ra’s Al Ghul nonsense or the Azrael dreck from a few seasons back, Gotham becomes paint by numbers and predictable. But this season, when the series throws copious amounts of guano against the wall to see what sticks, the
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Mr Robot season 3 episode 5 review: Runtime Error

Alec Bojalad Nov 9, 2017

Chaos erupts - glorious, beautiful chaos - on one of the best episodes of Mr. Robot ever. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

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3.5 Runtime Error

There’s a moment partway through Mr. Robot’s season 3’s thrilling fifth episode that is undeniably cathartic.

A crowd of protestors is gathered around Evil Corp’s Midtown headquarters, protesting….well, everything. Protesting Evil Corp’s role in the financial crash, protesting the U.N. Security Council’s upcoming vote to annex the Congo to China (which passes), protesting because it just feels good to yell when unemployment is at 26% and the world is going to shit all around you.

Protestors have been gathered outside of the
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Why 'Fight Club' Author Chuck Palahniuk Almost Sold Out for the Super Bowl (Guest Column)

Why 'Fight Club' Author Chuck Palahniuk Almost Sold Out for the Super Bowl (Guest Column)
Chuck Palahniuk is the author of novels such as Fight Club, Choke and Survivor. His new novella Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color, features colorable illustrations by two comic book artists and is available now from Dark Horse Books. In support of the novella, the author has penned an essay for The Hollywood Reporter titled "Confessions of a Failed Whore," in which he examines the concept of an artist selling out — and his own experiences with it.

Did you see my Super Bowl commercial?

No, I'm not joking. It was a television commercial for a bank, slotted to air during the 2016 game, not nationwide,...
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Interesting Video on the Beauty of Sound Design in Fight Club

Sound design is something you normally don’t think that much about since the visuals of a movie take up a lot of attention. Plus, if the sound designer is doing their job then you won’t ever know that they were a part of the film to begin with. You’re more likely to think that the sounds you hear in the film are something that occurs naturally, until you hear a different sound for the same action in a different film. Fight Club is a perfect example of what it means to get the sound right in the film so that

Interesting Video on the Beauty of Sound Design in Fight Club
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78/52 review

Psycho’s shower scene is one of the most iconic scenes ever filmed. But does just one 45 second scene warrant an entire documentary?

Seventy-eight. Fifty-two. Just numbers, sure, but also the precise alchemical formula for creating the most iconic scene in cinematic history. In around 45 seconds, the legendary auteur Alfred Hitchcock used seventy-eight setups and fifty-two cuts to craft Psycho’s shower scene, an unforgettable sequence that transcended the confines of the screen into immortality. Not only are film students destined to pore over it for generations to come, trying to unlock its many secrets, but it has also shaped key areas of our shared cultural consciousness. How? As well as restyling the depiction of violence on screen for future filmmakers to come, the shower scene reimagined the representation of violence onscreen towards women, with Karyn Kusama, director of several thrillers herself, calling it the "first modern expression of the
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‘American Horror Story – Cult 7×09: Drink the Kool-Aid’ Review

Last week American Horror Story: Cult managed to become a parody of itself, and became more the American Comedy Story. This week something needed to change, to get it back on track. Thankfully, with the season heading towards the end game, things began moving in the right direction…sort of.

In an act of faith Kai (Evan Peters) decides that his follower should ascend to the next level, and channels some Jim Jones style kool-aid. Ally (Sarah Paulson) puts her plan of revenge in action, and makes moves to protect her son Oz (Cooper Dodson) from danger.

This is the point where there is no getting away from it, Kai is just a boy living his little dream of being a leader. Marching along with his little gang of bros. he constantly puts tests in front of both them and the females of his cult to make sure that they are following his rules.
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A Younger Brad Pitt and Edward Norton Discuss Fight Club and Its Central Theme of Masculinity

Fight Club was a very confusing movie from beginning to end. In fact it’s easy to tell people to watch it twice just so they’re aware of what’s going on finally. There are a few holes and some inconsistencies throughout the movie but the one thing that anyone has to remember is that the narrator is for the most part insane and that should be a giant gimme for anyone watching. In a mind that’s running away from itself to save whatever’s left of it there are bound to be more than a few slips that will be unaccounted for.

A Younger Brad Pitt and Edward Norton Discuss Fight Club and Its Central Theme of Masculinity
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How to Get Away With Murder Recap: And How Does That Make You Feel?

How to Get Away With Murder Recap: And How Does That Make You Feel?
The first rule of Fight Club: You do not talk about Fight Club.

The first rule of watching How to Get Away With Murder: You do not assume that any characters are emotionally stable, clear-headed and/or leading healthy lifestyles.

Whether it’s a central character like Laurel Castillo, or a tertiary character like Sam Keating’s little-seen sister Hannah, the ABC drama has reminded its viewers time and again that everyone on this show is working through some serious emotional baggage. So, the events of Thursday’s episode — in which we learned that Annalise’s stoic, even-handed
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‘American Horror Story – Cult 7×08: Winter of Our Discontent’ Review

Watching American Horror Story: Cult it has been obvious that the show is, already, running out of steam. With a good set-up, the season had potential, and probably still has. If Winter of Our Discontent shows anything though, it is that it is starting to become a parody of its own self. If anything, this week’s episode is more like American Comedy Story.

With the female cult members in the kitchen making the men their meals Winter (Billie Lourd) finds it hard to defend Kai (Evan Peters). When he decides to test her faith, it leads to a death which has bad consequences for Beverly Hope (Adina Porter). A new member to the cult also proves very shocking to Ivy (Alison Pill).

There has been a lot of good work so far to create a mystery around Kai, or potential mystery. This week we see the destruction of that mystery,
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Alien 3 to Mindhunter: David Fincher’s outsider protagonists

Ryan Lambie Nov 3, 2017

Netflix's Mindhunter is the latest example of the unique, outsider characters in the work of David Fincher...

When FBI agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) sits down with convicted serial killer Edmund Kemper (Cameron Britton) in the Netflix series Mindhunter, he’s both terrified and fascinated. Kemper, serving multiple life sentences for a spate of brutal kidnappings and murders - including his own mother - could offer a valuable insight into a criminal mindset that was barely understood in the late 1970s. Ford hopes to use a series of interviews with Kemper, and convicts like him, to build up a psychological profile which could be used to help track down other serial murderers; it soon becomes apparent, however, that Ford’s fascination with Kemper runs beyond the strictly professional.

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Mindhunter, executive produced by David Fincher
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DuckTales revival: the comics to read before you watch

Paul Bullock Nov 7, 2017

With a preview of the new DuckTales arriving in the UK this month, we look at the comics to read as background...

The return of DuckTales (a wooo-oooo!) has brought about renewed interest in the adventures of Scrooge McDuck, his n’er-do-well nephew Donald and the world’s most famous Junior Woodchucks Huey, Dewey and Louie. It may still be in its first season over in the Us, but the new series has already received high praise, with critics citing as a major positive the reverence it has towards legendary comics writer and artist Carl Barks.

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For those not familiar with his work, Barks is a Disney legend who originally joined the studio in 1935 as an inbetweener - an artist who creates the frames in between the
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David Fincher on turning down Star Wars, offers brief World War Z 2 update

Filmmaker David Fincher has been pretty active on the press rounds lately as he promotes his acclaimed new Netflix series Mindhunter. Recently, he shared his thoughts on Marvel Studios and how he feels it makes it challenging for directors to tell complex stories, and now he’s been talking to Empire about another Disney-owned franchise in Star Wars, revealing that he passed up the opportunity to head to the galaxy far, far away.

“I talked to [producer Kathleen Kennedy] about that and look, it’s a plum assignment,” said Fincher. “I don’t know what’s worse: being George Lucas on the set of the first one where everyone’s going, ‘Alderaan? What the hell is this?’ Where everyone’s making fun, but I can’t imagine the kind of intestinal fortitude one has to have following up the success of these last two. That’s a whole other level. One is that
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David Fincher Recalls Passing Up The Chance To Direct A Star Wars Sequel

David Fincher is not known for operating within Hollywood’s franchises – remember, Alien 3 almost forced the director into an early retirement. But it turns out Fincher was almost drawn to the biggest franchise of the lot.

While appearing on a recent instalment of the Empire Podcast (via Collider), the esteemed filmmaker recalled the moment when he passed up the chance to direct a Star Wars sequel for Lucasfilm. Fincher stopped short of mentioning any specifics – was it The Last Jedi, for instance? Or one of the studio’s forthcoming anthology pics? – only that he “talked” with producer Kathleen Kennedy about what he considers to be a “plum assignment.”

But while the thought of signing on for Lucasfilm’s faraway galaxy is tempting, David Fincher pointed to the heightened expectations that come hand-in-hand with a modern blockbuster. And, well, let’s just say Star Wars is on another level in that respect.
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David Fincher Comments on Status of Potential World War Z Sequel

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Despite Paramount Pictures removing the World War Z sequel (along with the new Friday the 13th movie) from their release schedule early this year, hope for the Brad Pitt project stayed afloat, with filmmaker David Fincher reportedly still interested in taking the directing reins on the follow-up to 2013's World War Z. In a recent interview with Empire, Fincher addressed the status of the World War Z sequel, confirming his interest and giving fans of the first film a glimmer of hope, even though the film is in the early stages of reanimation.

Fincher was recently a guest on Empire's podcast to discuss his new Netflix series Mindhunters, but he also touched on the long-gestating World War Z sequel, saying (via Collider):

“I worked on a show for HBO that didn’t see the light of day and at the same time was doing [Mindhunter], and then did [Mindhunter], and I
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Getting Under Your Skin: The Subliminal Shots of ‘Mindhunter’

By Jacob Oller

The Netflix original’s opening titles want to mess with your head. avid Fincher is a notoriously heady director. Chopping up bits and pieces of footage, leaving clues, has been something of a calling card of his – ironic as it may be when much of his work focuses on serial killers. Fight Club’s fourth wall-breaking […]

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