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Horror Highlights: Gravetrancers #1, 2018 Telluride Horror Show, The Ball, The Plague, The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival

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We cross the plane between the living and the dead in today's Horror Highlights with details on M.L. Miller's new comic book series Gravetrancers, and we also have the 2018 Telluride Horror Show's call for submissions, info on The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival's new partnership, and looks at the short films The Ball and The Plague.

Gravetrancers #1: Issue #1 of the new comic book series Gravetrancers is due out on December 13th from Black Mask Studios:

"On a journey to track down the grave of their estranged father, Maribel and Anthony find their way to the Malort Cemetery, a strange, seemingly abandoned field of mostly unmarked tombs. There they encounter an eccentric clan of grave-robbers who’ve devised a highly-addictive drug made from human remains–and the fresher the corpse, the stronger the dose. What started out as an attempt to reconnect with the past becomes a descent into a psychedelic,
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‘I, Tonya’: How the Man Who Wrote ‘Hope Floats’ Created the Year’s Most Unexpectedly Empowering Feminist Biopic

‘I, Tonya’: How the Man Who Wrote ‘Hope Floats’ Created the Year’s Most Unexpectedly Empowering Feminist Biopic
There’s little on screenwriter Steven Rogers’ resume to indicate that he was interested in writing something like “I, Tonya,” the year’s most irreverent – and unexpectedly inspiring – biopic that follows the exploits of one of America’s signature fallen stars. After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September (where Neon and 30West acquired it for 2017 release), the film has steadily picked up awards steam, particularly for the mother-daughter performances of Allison Janney and Margot Robbie, who are both nominated for Critics’ Choice and Indie Spirit awards.

“I’m loving this,” Rogers said with a laugh. “Because you don’t get it on every movie, so when you do get it, you just hold it closely. Never one time, ever, when I started to write about Tonya Harding and Jeff Gillooly, did I think about awards season. The whole experience has been kind of miraculous.”

Rogers isn’t exaggerating.
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Napa Valley Film Festival Rises After Fires Devastate Region

Napa Valley Film Festival Rises After Fires Devastate Region
Watching as Northern California’s wine country became engulfed by flames that scorched 220,000 acres and claimed the lives of 42 people, Napa Valley Film Festival co-founders and directors Marc and Brenda Lhormer teetered on the brink of canceling this year’s fete.

“During the first days, we only were hearing and fearing the worst,” says Marc Lhormer of unfounded rumors that partner wineries and hotels had been destroyed. “Brenda and I actually left our home and, living out of a suitcase for nine nights, kept moving things forward.”

He adds that two days after the fires erupted, the couple gathered their team. “We went around the room asking if everyone, and their families and loved ones, was Ok, and we discussed how we could help each other. Then, we had to determine if we were all mentally and physically up for putting on the show, a show everyone had worked so hard on, full time, all
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‘All I See Is You’ Review: Blake Lively Shines In a Silly But Surprisingly Good Erotic Melodrama

‘All I See Is You’ Review: Blake Lively Shines In a Silly But Surprisingly Good Erotic Melodrama
Why do James (Jason Clarke) and his visually impaired wife Gina (Blake Lively) live in Bangkok? It’s a question that hangs over “All I See Is You,” begging to be asked. We know that James does insurance work somewhere in the Thai capital, but the way he brings it up in conversation makes it sound like an alibi. Usually film characters take jobs in far-flung destinations towards the end of the story, not before it starts. In truth the answer couldn’t be more obvious; it’s there the whole time, right in front of our faces, visible to everyone but Gina. Or maybe she sees it too, and — like us — simply doesn’t want to accept the fact that her doting husband moved her to a foreign city because of her debilitating blindness, and not in spite of it.

It can be nice to feel needed, but there
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50 Free Screenplays You Can Download Right Now, From ‘Eternal Sunshine’ to ‘Lost in Translation’

50 Free Screenplays You Can Download Right Now, From ‘Eternal Sunshine’ to ‘Lost in Translation’
Looking for a good read this fall? Skip a book and try a screenplay instead. Script Reader Pro has put together an incredible collection of 50 screenplays you can download right now for free. The database is categorized into five genres — drama, comedy, thriller, horror, and action/adventure — and includes 10 films per genre. Scripts featured include classics like “Alien” and “Reservoir Dogs” and contemporary favorites like “It Follows,” “Nightcrawler,” and “Bridesmaids.”

Read More: 2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay

For aspiring screenwriters, the collection provides a masterclass in learning the ins and outs of writing for the big screen from masters such as Charlie Kaufman, Sofia Coppola, Alexander Payne, Quentin Tarantino, and more. Oscar-winning screenplays for “Lost in Translation,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Good Will Hunting,” and “No Country for Old Men” are also available.

Click here to visit Script Reader Pro, where you can download all the screenplays for free.
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‘House of Cards’ Set on Lockdown Due to Active Maryland Shooter

‘House of Cards’ Set on Lockdown Due to Active Maryland Shooter
The Maryland set of “House of Cards” has got into lockdown while police search for a suspect identified as Radee Prince, who is wanted for the shooting of five people in a business park close to the Netflix series’ set. Variety confirmed production has stopped on the series and that the set is in lockdown until the shooter is arrested.

Three of the five people shot have died, reports the Baltimore Sun. The shooter targeted a local business named Advanced Granite Solutions. The victims were all employees of the company and police are now investigating Prince’s connection to the business. Schools in the area are also on a “modified lockdown.”

Read More:‘House of Cards’ Reportedly Helped Russian Hackers Influence the Election, Because Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

“There’s an individual out there on the loose who’s committed one of the most heinous acts in our county,
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‘House of Cards’ Set on Lockdown Due to Active Maryland Shooter

‘House of Cards’ Set on Lockdown Due to Active Maryland Shooter
The Maryland set of “House of Cards” has got into lockdown while police search for a suspect identified as Radee Prince, who is wanted for the shooting of five people in a business park close to the Netflix series’ set. Variety confirmed production has stopped on the series and that the set is in lockdown until the shooter is arrested.

Three of the five people shot have died, reports the Baltimore Sun. The shooter targeted a local business named Advanced Granite Solutions. The victims were all employees of the company and police are now investigating Prince’s connection to the business. Schools in the area are also on a “modified lockdown.”

Read More:‘House of Cards’ Reportedly Helped Russian Hackers Influence the Election, Because Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

“There’s an individual out there on the loose who’s committed one of the most heinous acts in our county,
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Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed To Receive Humanitarian Award At Napa Valley Film Festival

The Napa Valley Film Festival (Nvff) is pleased to announce its collaboration with Napa based non-profit, Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch (Jarr), a new partner of the upcoming 7th annual event, taking place November 8-12.

Jarr is giving the Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Humanitarian Award to Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed at the Celebrity Tributes on Thursday, November 9, at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville.

The Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Humanitarian Award celebrates those individuals who have shown outstanding compassion, advocacy and dedication to animal protection issues. The recipients, actors Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries, Lost) and Nikki Reed (The Twilight Saga, Twilight, Thirteen), exemplify Jarr’s mission to show compassion to all animals in need and by using their unique platform to bring a spotlight to animal welfare issues help further the work to end animal cruelty in all it’s forms.

“I am delighted to dedicate the 2017 Jarr Humanitarian Award to
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Second Trailer for 'All I See Is You' Starring Blake Lively & Jason Clarke

"Now, try to keep your eyes open..." Open Road Films has debuted a second trailer for All I See Is You, the latest from director Marc Forster (of Stranger Than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, World War Z). This was on the schedule all year, but we barely got the first trailer a few weeks ago. Blake Lively stars as a woman who was blinded in a near-fatal car accident when she was young. She now lives in Thailand, happily married to her husband, played by Jason Clarke. When she receives implants and can see again, their lives and relationship are upended by the truths that come to light. Also starring Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston, Ahna O'Reilly, and Wes Chatham. Still don't know what's going on here. Here's the second trailer (+ new poster) for Marc Forster's All I See Is You, direct from YouTube: You can still
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Fantastic Fest: ‘Top Knot Detective’ Suggests Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction But Fictional Truths Are Even Stranger

By Rob Hunter

"The path of justice is like a woman. Confusing, difficult, annoying, sexy, but ultimately violent and full of death, destruction, and madness."

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Blake Lively in Official Trailer for Marc Forster's Drama 'All I See Is You'

"Well, we don't really know what me is, do we?" Open Road Films has unveiled an official trailer for All I See Is You, the latest from director Marc Forster (of Stranger Than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, World War Z). Blake Lively stars as a woman who was blinded in a near-fatal car accident when she was young. She now lives in Thailand, happily married to her husband, played by Jason Clarke. When she receives implants and can see again, their lives and relationship are upended by the truths that come to light. The cast includes Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston, Ahna O'Reilly, and Wes Chatham. This seems like an odd relationship drama that has been quietly sitting on the shelf all year. It almost seems like there's some twist in this where it turns out he's a serial killer, or something, I can't really tell. Take a look.
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First trailer lands for Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories, starring Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson

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Author: Scott Davis

Netflix has today brought us the first trailer for its upcoming dramedy The Meyerowitz Stories, the latest film from acclaimed writer/director Noah Baumbach – check it out below!

The film, which debuted to rave reviews at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is set for release later this year and stars Ben Stiller (While We’re Young), Adam Sandler (Punch Drunk Love), Dustin Hoffman (Stranger Than Fiction) and Emma Thompson (Beauty and the Beast) as the titular dysfunctional family.

Sandler and Stiller play brothers who reconvene when their father (Hoffman) is celebrated for his work as an artist. Read our review of the film here.

The Meyerowitz Stories debuts on Netflix and in select cinemas on October 13th.

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Dave Made A Maze – Next Week!

“A stone-cold cult classic” – The Young Folks Dave Made A Maze In Theaters And on VOD August 18, 2017 Dave Made A Maze features Nick Thune (Knocked Up), Meera Rohit Kumbhani (“The Mindy Project”), James Urbaniak (“Difficult People”), Stephanie Allynne (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Kirsten Vangsness (“Criminal Minds”), Scott Krinsky (Jobs), Frank Caeti (Stranger Than Fiction), …

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Why Nonprofits Should Stop Supporting Film Production — Opinion

This editorial was originally published by Sub-Genre Media, the consulting company run by film producer Brian Newman, and is reproduced here with permission of the author.

I’m being hyperbolic here, but bear with me. Back in the ’70s, many nonprofits started to spring up to help filmmakers (and other artists). For film, the idea was simple – buying a film camera and equipment and then a Steenbeck to edit a film with was super-expensive. Band together, apply for grants and voila – you’ve got access to equipment.

This is how Image Film & Video of Atlanta, Ga came together, an organization I used to run, and which still exists in a different form as the Atlanta Film Festival. In fact, that’s how many (but not all) film festivals came together – those same filmmakers thought, “Gee, now that I’ve made my indie film, where the heck can I show it?
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HBO Documentary Co-Director Commits Suicide Amid Murder Investigation

HBO Documentary Co-Director Commits Suicide Amid Murder Investigation
Omar Broadway, the co-director and subject of the 2008 HBO documentary “An Omar Broadway Film,” killed himself earlier this month as police were attempting to arrest him for the murder of his 18-year-old nephew. The 35-year-old Broadway shot himself in the basement of an Essex County, New Jersey residence as authorities surrounded the house. Police are still looking for Kenneth Durant, 36, another subject in the May 4 murder of Najee Broadway.

Read More: Sundance Institute Announces 8 Projects for Annual Documentary Edit and Story Lab

Omar Broadway made the transition from incarcerated gang member to filmmaker after arranging for a camera to be smuggled into a state prison and surreptitiously shooting footage for roughly six months, capturing everything from the boredom of life behind bars to corruption among the prison guards, some of whom would use excessive force and physically abuse inmates. Broadway had hoped that getting the tapes out of prison and
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Wme Signs ‘Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium’ Writer-Director Zach Helm

Exclusive: Wme has signed the writer, director and playwright Zach Helm. Helm is perhaps best known for scripting Stranger Than Fiction, writing and directing Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and writing the 2016 West End play Good Canary which John Malkovich directed. More recent scripts include The Mercenary for Fox, Chernin Entertainment and Epic Magazine, and he’s attached to direct his script We Do Not Forget and the Steve Zaillian-produced Culo Quasars Cocaine Chaos…
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Wme Signs ‘Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium’ Writer-Director Zach Helm

Exclusive: Wme has signed the writer, director and playwright Zach Helm. Helm is perhaps best known for scripting Stranger Than Fiction, writing and directing Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and writing the 2016 West End play Good Canary which John Malkovich directed. More recent scripts include The Mercenary for Fox, Chernin Entertainment and Epic Magazine, and he’s attached to direct his script We Do Not Forget and the Steve Zaillian-produced Culo Quasars Cocaine Chaos…
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Movie Review – Colossal (2016)

Colossal, 2016.

Directed by Nacho Vigalondo.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson.

Synopsis:

A young woman discovers that when she walks through a certain park in her hometown a monster appears in downtown Seoul mimicking her every movement.

When a high-concept comedy delivers on its premise, it can be a truly wonderful thing. Successful examples that spring to mind include Groundhog Day, Bruce Almighty, Stranger Than Fiction, and I would even argue Snakes on a Plane! Colossal has an undeniably original premise (it’s essentially Godzilla meets Being John Malkovich), but despite the best efforts of the cast it’s a sadly unfocused and unsatisfying effort.

Having been unemployed for a year, Anne Hathaway’s character Gloria has been getting drunk more and more often as a way of coping. One day her boozy antics and increasing unreliability become too much for her very
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Watch David Spade Be Serious in “Warning Shot” Trailer with James Earl Jones

I’ve always been a huge fan of when actors and comedians known for only playing funny parts take on serious roles. There’s just something fascinating about these guys trying something that’s completely foreign. And for the most part, I’ve enjoyed seeing funny guys be serious. Adam Sandler was great in Punch Drunk Love and Funny People. Steve Martin was awesome in Shopgirl. Robin Williams was amazing in every single serious role he ever played. Jim Carrey in The Truman Show. Even Will Ferrell killed it in Stranger Than Fiction. The list goes on and on. The latest comedian taking

Watch David Spade Be Serious in “Warning Shot” Trailer with James Earl Jones
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Stranger Than Fiction: The Truthiness of ‘Fargo’

“You don’t have to have a true story to make a true story movie.”

Noah Hawley’s acclaimed midwestern crime anthology Fargo returns to FX this week, along with my enthusiasm for saying oh yah and you betcha to anyone with the gall to speak to me when I would rather be watching Fargo. In my defence there are not one, but two, gloriously bad Ewan McGregor wigs. Truly, Hawley is doing the Lord’s work. Season three is set in the not too distant past of 2010, and follows the tried-and-true template of a ridiculously stacked ensemble of endearing (and woefully misguided) ne’er do wells gradually bungling their way into a shit show of their own design. As with each of the previous installments, least of all the Coen Brothers’ original 1996 film, the opening of this week’s episode features the following superimposed text:

This is a true story. The
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