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The Trailer For Netflix's Intense New Thriller Begs the Question: Messiah or Madman?

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The line between miracles and madness is a thin one in the first trailer for Netflix's new geopolitical thriller. Led by Pixels actress Michelle Monaghan, Messiah follows CIA agent Eva Geller as she encounters a mysterious figure (Mehdi Dehbi) who quickly gains global attention for his "miracles." While his cult-like followers see his godly actions as the work of a higher figure, Geller sees them as acts of public disruption and discovers that this Messiah may really be a sinister con artist with plans to dismantle the global balance of power.

But Geller is up against more than the Messiah's zen-like presence, razor-sharp cheekbones, and flowing locks; the mysterious stranger quickly converts people to his cause with several incredible acts, including allegedly saving a young woman (Stefania Lavie Owen) from a violent tornado. As Geller searches for the truth behind the stranger's intentions, the tangled web of lies and
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‘Rabid’: Film Review

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‘Rabid’: Film Review
The most uneven of David Cronenberg’s early commercial horror features, the 1977 “Rabid,” was nonetheless probably the biggest success among them, in large part due to the novelty value of seeing “Behind the Green Door” porn superstar and erstwhile Ivory Snow detergent-box model Marilyn Chambers in a lurid mainstream vehicle. It’s also the one ripest for remake, if only because his just-prior “Shivers” aka “They Came from Within” and ensuing “The Brood” should be left alone — largely reviled upon release, they’re now rightly considered genre classics. Lacking their outrageous ideas and cumulative narrative momentum despite some striking elements, “Rabid” nonetheless has a strong-enough basic concept to warrant revisiting.

In theory, “twisted twins” Jen and Sylvia Soska are fair candidates for that job: Like Cronenberg, they’re Canadian, attracted to body-horror, and have cut their own path from micro-budget projects toward the mainstream. They also claim they dislike remakes as a rule,
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Getting Rabid with Horror's Soska Sisters

Don Kaye Dec 13, 2019

Canada’s horror auteur twins, the Soska Sisters, remade their idol David Cronenberg’s earliest and grisliest film.

Canadian filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska have been delivering artistic haymakers since they started their careers. It was back then that they self-financed, wrote, directed and starred in the the delicately titled Dead Hooker in a Trunk. Since then, they’ve also created their best and most acclaimed movie to date, American Mary (2012), while also directing a segment for The ABCs of Death 2 (2014), and two movies for WWE Films, the slasher sequel See No Evil 2 (2014) and the action thriller Vendetta (2015).

Their movies are marked by a decidedly feminist point-of-view as well as a gleeful, often outrageous use of gore and visceral horror, so it’s no surprise that they have now taken on the risk of remaking Rabid, one of the early films by their idol and fellow Canadian,
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‘The Illuminatus! Trilogy’: Hivemind & Brian Taylor Conspire On TV Adaptation

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Exclusive: The Illuminatus! Trilogy is coming to television and Hivemind is in on the conspiracy. Hivemind, the production company behind The Expanse and Witcher, is partnering with writer-director Brian Taylor and the European production company Kallisti to adapt The Illuminatus! Trilogy, the off-kilter bookshelf series by authors Robert Anton Wilson & Robert Shea.

Originally published in the 1970s, The Illuminatus! Trilogy defies simple descriptions but the surreal and satirical milestone introduced “the Illuminati” lore to a global audience and sparked much of the contemporary American fascination with conspiracy theories and their modern rhythms.

The Illuminatus! Trilogy is as subversive as it is influential — and its been cited as an influence by the like of V for Vendetta co-creator Alan Moore, Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof, comedy icon George Carlin, horror master John Carpenter, and sci-fi visionary Philip K. Dick.

The Illuminatus! Trilogy will be executive produced by Dinesh Shamdasani & Hunter Gorinson for Hivemind,
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Messiah Trailer: Is This Gifted Individual a Con Man, or the Second Coming?

Netflix is dialing up the intrigue on New Year's Day thanks to new thriller, Messiah.

When CIA officer Eva Geller (Michelle Monaghan) uncovers information about a man (Mehdi Dehbi) gaining international attention through acts of public disruption, she begins an investigation into his origins.

As he continues to cultivate followers who allege he's performing miracles, the global media become increasingly beguiled by this charismatic figure.

Geller must race to unravel the mystery of whether he really is a divine entity or a deceptive con artist capable of dismantling the world’s geopolitical order.

As the story unfolds, multiple perspectives are interwoven including that of an Israeli intelligence officer (Tomer Sisley), a Texas preacher (John Ortiz) and his daughter (Stefania Lavie Owen), a Palestinian refugee (Sayyid El Alami) and the journalist (Jane Adams) who covers the story.

The series also stars Melinda Page Hamilton, Wil Traval, Fares Landoulsi, Dermot Mulroney and Beau Bridges.
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Natalie Portman's 20 best film performances – ranked!

With Lucy in the Sky out next week, we rate the actor’s greatest roles from V for Vendetta to Annihilation

Terrence Malick films are never entirely without value, but this comes pretty close: a tiresomely self-indulgent and male-gazey homage to La life, tricked out with Malick’s late-phase tics that only restate the obtuseness of it all. From the poster and publicity material, you would think that Portman plays a key part here, but no: she’s one of the gallery of women with whom a writer, Christian Bale, attempts to find meaning in his life. Portman does quite a bit of moody frisking, from art gallery to hotel room to beach, but there’s not much to it.
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‘EastEnders’ Star Danny Dyer On Going From “Cool & Cult” To Primetime Soap Star & Fronting UK Remake Of ‘The Wall’

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‘EastEnders’ Star Danny Dyer On Going From “Cool & Cult” To Primetime Soap Star & Fronting UK Remake Of ‘The Wall’
British actor Danny Dyer has claimed that he wasn’t really “acknowledged” for his acting until starring in BBC primetime soap EastEnders.

The star of gritty British dramas such as The Football Factory and Vendetta highlighted the “snobbery” around UK soaps, which remain some of the highest rated scripted series on British television.

Dyer joined the BBC One series, which is based around a community in East London, in 2013. He has since picked up National Television Awards and TV Choice Awards for his role as pub landlord Mick Carter. Speaking on ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show, he said, “It’s mad because towards soap there is a bit of snobbery and I think I was part of that mob when I was making films, you think you’re cool and cult. I never really got acknowledged for being an actor until I went into a soap.”

“I know there
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The Soska Sisters take a bite out of Cronenberg's Rabid in new trailer

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After breaking onto the scene in 2009 with their maliciously madcap horror film, Dead Hooker In A Trunk, and delivering every male predator's nightmare with American Mary, Jen and Sylvia Soska, lovingly known to many as the Twisted Twins, have kept themselves quite busy while terrorizing Hollywood with their unique brand of filmmaking. With other films like See No Evil 2 and Vendetta
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Rabid Remake Trailer and Release Date

Joseph Baxter Oct 11, 2019

Rabid, the classic film from horror auteur director David Cronenberg, has been remade by filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska.

Rabid may be a campy, schlocky classic from the dawning era of the horror Renaissance of the 1970s and 1980s, but the film, a breakthrough offering from director David Cronenberg – who would move on to genre masterpieces like 1981’s Scanners, 1983 cult classic Videodrome, 1983 Stephen King adaptation The Dead Zone and 1986’s The Fly – maintains a fanbase, notably siblings Jen and Sylvia Soska, who have remade the movie.

Laura Vandervoort stars in the horror remake as Rose, a young woman whose mutilated looks become miraculously restored… albeit with carnivorous consequences.

Rabid Remake Trailer

Here’s the latest trailer for the Rabid remake movie!

Video of Rabid (2019) - Official Trailer (HD)

You can also check out the previous trailer below.

Video of Rabid (2019) Official Trailer (HD) Remake | The Soska Sisters
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DC to Shutter Vertigo and Other Imprints

John Saavedra Jun 21, 2019

Legendary adult-oriented DC imprint, Vertigo Comics, will close down by January 2020.

The iconic comics imprint that brought readers The Sandman, Preacher, Hellblazer, Fables, Y: The Last Man, and others will close its doors in 2020. According to THR, DC Comics plans to shutter Vertigo Comics, as well as young adult imprints DC Zoom and DC Ink, starting in January.

Replacing them will be three, age-specific imprints: DC Kids for ages 8-12, DC for 13 and up, and the adult-oriented DC Black Label for readers 17 and older. Series currently running under DC Zoom, Ink, and Vertigo will be integrated into these new imprints. This means that series like Sandman Universe, which expands the world of the Vertigo's most famous character, may live on under Black Label. Additionally, projects previously announced for Black Label before the restructure will still be published by the imprint.

THR reports that DC's pop-up labels,
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Watch Jon Taffer Scream and Curse at a Bunch of People in ‘Marriage Rescue’ Teaser (Exclusive Video)

Watch Jon Taffer Scream and Curse at a Bunch of People in ‘Marriage Rescue’ Teaser (Exclusive Video)
Jon Taffer is no marriage counselor, but he knows that yelling profanities tends to help fix a troubled relationship. Or at least that appears to be part of his strategy on this Season 1 teaser of “Marriage Rescue,” which is exclusive to TheWrap.

Below are just some of Taffer’s lines from just This. One. Teaser.

“That’s such a crock of s—.”

“Either you’re ignorant to the way she feels, or you don’t give a s—.”

“Go screw yourself.”

“You’re a selfish a–hole!”

Also Read: 21 Lowest-Rated Broadcast TV Shows of 2018-19 Season (Photos)

To be fair to Jon, some of his participants appear to be a bit hot-headed themselves. Also, there are cameras, so.

Watch the video above.

“Marriage Rescue” is just like Taffer’s “Bar Rescue,” except for the part where he’s a legit, proven expert on the topic at hand. On this one,
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HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Trailer: Tick, Tock,Tick,Tock…The End Of The World Is Coming

HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Trailer: Tick, Tock,Tick,Tock…The End Of The World Is Coming
Even as Game of Thrones winds down, HBO has been ramping up another sprawling adaptation of a genre epic that defies almost every traditional expectation about episodic television. It’s Watchmen, based on the namesake comic book epic by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons and published by DC Comics in the 1980s. HBO released the teaser today, you can watch it by clicking on the image above.

Set in an alternate history where superheroes are viewed as outlaws, the new drama from executive producer Damon Lindelof is rooted in the same universe as the source material but strikes out in new directions with unfamiliar characters and a different story to tell. The cast includes: Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk.

Watchmen is
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Horror Highlights: Alan Moore’s The Show, Thomas Dekker’s Into The Night Album, Bill Thompson’s The Nursery

Alan Moore's very first original screenplay, titled The Show, is coming to life on the big screen. Presently filming in Northampton, UK, The Show features an impressive cast that includes an appearance by Alan Moore! Also in today's Horror Highlights: info on Thomas Dekker's (The Sarah Connor Chronicles) third album, Into the Night, and release details for Bill Thompson's new novel The Nursery (the third installment of The Bayou Hauntings series).

New Image and Production Details for The Show, Written by Alan Moore: Press Release: "Thrilled to announce that Alan Moore’s first original screenplay, The Show, is currently shooting up in Northampton and we have the first official image to share with you.

Moore is the famed author of seminal graphic novels and comics, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Despite much of his work being adapted for the screen,
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First Look at Watchmen/From Hell Creator’s Hallucinatory Horror Fantasy The Show

Horror fans have mad love for writer/graphic novelist Alan Moore; though From Hell is his only truly terrifying tome, he’s also the creative genius behind Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (all of which were adapted into feature films)—and this represents but a fraction of his output. Now, Moore is teaming […] The post First Look at Watchmen/From Hell Creator’s Hallucinatory Horror Fantasy The Show appeared first on Dread Central.
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Universal Sets Sheldon Turner To Script African Animal Poaching Tale ‘Jane’

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Universal Pictures has set Jane, a drama that Sheldon Turner will write, with Jennifer Klein producing through their Vendetta label.

The African-set action thriller has a strong role for an actress. When well-trained and well-financed professional poachers begin to target a conservationist ranch in Tanzania, it falls on one woman to defend the land and its denizens, and protect the very future of the rhino.

Uni’s Kristin Lowe is overseeing.

Turner (Up In The Air and The Longest Yard) is repped by CAA and Myman Greenspan, Klein by CAA and Bloom Hergott.
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Production begins on the Alan Moore-scripted The Show

Emu Flms and Lex Films have announced that production is underway on The Show, a detective story from the mind of legendary creator Alan Moore, which marks his first original feature screenplay to be realised on screen.

“With The Show, I wanted to apply the storytelling ability accumulated during the rest of my varied career to the medium of film,” said Moore. “I wanted to see if it was possible to create an immersive and addictive world with no throwaway dialogue and no throwaway characters, a world where every character is memorable, distinctive and attempting to steal the whole show for themselves, just as we do in real life. I wanted to take some very old-school approaches to film and to find out, alongside Mitch Jenkins, what would happen if you connected them up with some very modern ideas and technical capabilities, and I wanted to make a piece of
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"The Making Of 'Tombstone': Behind The Scenes Of The Classic Modern Western" By John Farkis

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Just in time for the holidays, McFarland publications has released John Farkis’s latest book The Making of Tombstone: Behind the Scenes of the Classic Modern Western. Which is only appropriate as Disney/Buena Vista premiered this film on December 25, 1993, 25 years ago this month. While other books have been written about Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the O.K. Corral, this is the only book written solely about the making of that iconic film. With numerous behind-the-scene photos and interviews from over 140 cast and crew members, stuntmen, extras, wranglers and Buckaroos, this book is a virtual day-by-day summarization of how the film was made. Starring Kurt Russell, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, Sam Elliott, Dana Delany, Bill Paxton, and Val Kilmer in his Oscar-deserved role of Doc Holliday, Tombstone is the story of Wyatt Earp, his brothers,
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Evolution of Natalie Portman, From ‘Léon: The Professional’ to ‘Vox Lux’ (Photos)

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Evolution of Natalie Portman, From ‘Léon: The Professional’ to ‘Vox Lux’ (Photos)
Since making it onto the silver screen in “Leon: The Professional,” Natalie Portman has continued to impress and succeed under the spotlight, and then some with directing and producer creds. Before “Vox Lux” hits theaters soon, let’s reflect on the actress’s iconic career trajectory.

Leon (1994)

The Israel-born model turned actress first broke onto the film scene at 13 as the Mathilda in “Leon: The Professional.” Delivering a strong performance as a vengeful apprentice for Jean Reno’s skilled Leon, Portman snagged her first major acting credit – and an impressive one at that.

Beautiful Girls (1996)

Portman showcased her ability to work alongside Hollywood bigwigs like Matt Dillon, Rosie O’Donnell and Uma Thurman. As the smart-talking, teenage Marty, Portman charmed people both on and off screen. This was one of the last roles Portman took on before venturing exploring the Broadway stage as the titular character in “The Diary of Anne Frank.
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Guillermo del Toro reveals his favourite superhero movies

Guillermo del Toro is no stranger to the comic book genre, having directed Blade II, Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, as well as spending time developing Warner Bros.Justice League Dark and an Incredible Hulk TV series for Marvel and ABC.

Now the Oscar-winning filmmaker has taken to Twitter to share a list of his favourite superhero movies, which reads as follows:

Spider-Man

Spider-Man 2

Blade

Superman

Superman II

Batman Returns

The Dark Knight

Black Panther

Unbreakable

Split

X2: X-Men United

Guardians of the Galaxy

Iron Man

Logan

Wonder Woman

Watchmen

V for Vendetta

Thor: Ragnarok

Man of Steel

Chronicle

What do you make of del Toro’s list? How does it match up with your own? Let us know in the comments below…

See Also: Why Netflix should green light Guillermo del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness

The post Guillermo del Toro reveals his
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Cinema’s Best Vigilante Films

Lionsgate

Fighting crime and taking the law into their own hands, vigilantes are some of the most kick-ass characters in film. To celebrate the release of action-packed Robin Hood, arriving in cinemas November 21, we’re taking a look at some of the best vigilante films, from John Wick to The Equaliser…

John Wick (2014)

John Wick definitely takes the law into his own hands, but for more personal reasons than others. When legendary assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retires after marrying the love of his life, her sudden death leaves him in mourning. This is spirals out of control when a thug steals his prized car and kills the puppy that was a last gift from his wife. His inner assassin is then unleashed as he seeks revenge for his late wife.

The Equaliser (2014)

Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a retired Marine and Defense Intelligence Agency operative who after promising his
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