Berlinale 2018 Review: GARBAGE Savagely Attacks Religious Hypocrisy In Media Addicted India
A nation crippled by divisive partisan politics and violent religious and cultural hardliners. A nation in which anyone who doesn't expressly and enthusiastically support the right wing central government is labeled as traitorous and excoriated on twenty four hour partisan news channels night after night. A nation in which women are subject to sexual assault, harassment, both demeaned and revered for their sexuality, and in which trusting the wrong person can lead to a lifetime of repercussions. Sound familiar? Welcome to India, 2018. If there's one thing that Indian experimental filmmaker Qaushik Mukherjee, Q for short, has never been, it is afraid to say what he means. Ever since his shocking debut film, Gandu, in which a poor kid goes berserk in his search for...
Review: MONSTER HUNT 2, Tony Leung and Wuba for the Win
Wuba, the radish-shaped heir to the monster throne, is in trouble again, but this time Tony Leung Chiu Wai is on hand to protect him in Raman Hui’s big budget sequel, Monster Hunt 2. Bai Baihe and Jing Boran reprise their roles as Wuba’s adoptive human parents, with their reunion proving the ultimate goal in this family-focused fantasy adventure. After making a name for himself at DreamWorks, Hong Kong native Raman Hui returned home to helm his first feature length film, an ambitious blend of period live-action and cutting-edge CG effects. Monster Hunt, released in the summer of 2015, proved a smash hit, especially in mainland China, where it grossed over RMB1 Billion in just over a week. Strategically targeting the Chinese New Year...
Attention Genre Filmmakers: New Scriptwriting Residency in Bruges
Hey there aspiring genre filmmakers! Do you have a feature-length script of the fantasy/horror variety? And does it feature a lead character from a less represented group (ie. female, LGBTQ+, from a minority background, or persons living with a disability)? Then indie studio Melancholy Star has just the residency for you! In the picturesque city of Bruges, Belgium, the two-week residency (slated for June/July 2018) will offer those selected with the opportunity to develop their script in this idyllic setting, with help from industry professionals. Melancholy Star company directors Elizabeth E. Schuch (writer/director of The Book of Birdie) and Konstantinos Koutsoliotas will be in residence at the house as well and actively available to advise on writing, VFX, storyboarding or design elements. For Schuch, “hearing the experiences...
Destruction Frontman Schmier Discusses Latest Album, "Under Attack," German Thrash And Angela Merkel
During this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, I had the pleasure of meeting many bands I grew up listening to, and indeed still listen to regularly. I was able to sit down with one of German thrash metal's most beloved names, Schmier, frontman of one of the Teutonic scene's biggest names, Destruction. During the interview, we spoke about the cruis... Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
Susperia (Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon, Etc.) Debut New Music Video For "My Darkest Moment"
Norway's blackened thrash/heavy metal band Susperia (feat. former Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Old Man's Child members) premiere their new music video for the track "My Darkest Moment". The video was filmed by Costin Chioreanu (Twilight 13 Media) and Gina Sandulescu. The song comes from the band's upcoming album "The Lyricist", set to be release... Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
King Witch Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album "Under The Mountain"
Scotland-based doom metal faction King Witch premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Under The Mountain", which is out in stores now via Listenable Records. Check out now "Under The Mountain" in its entirety below. Under The Mountain by KING WITCH Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
J.J. Abrams Won’t Let Fan Outcry Impact His Vision for ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’
Following the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there was plenty of fan outcry from those who did not like the direction that Rian Johnson took with this latest trilogy of films in the sci-fi saga. Some of the complaints stemmed from sexist, bigoted fans who were upset at how prominent certain female characters […]
‘Gringo’ Trailer: David Oyelowo Gets Caught Up in a Mexican Drug Deal
After watching the newest Gringo trailer, I only have one question: what kind of dirt does the casting director have on David Oyelowo and Charlize Theron? I’m joking, but once you see the antics on display in this corporate drug “comedy,” you might understand that line of thinking. How did such a solid cast – […]
‘Red Sparrow’ Clips, Featurettes and TV Spots: Jennifer Lawrence Will Keep You Guessing
Jennifer Lawrence has aced the steely-faced seductive stare. That much we can tell during the barrage of clips, TV spots, and marketing for her upcoming spy thriller Red Sparrow. The film hits theaters in a matter of weeks, and with early buzz building for the movie, 20th Century Fox is kicking its marketing into high gear. […]
Prepare yourself for the first true Elseworlds tale from DC comes to animated life as a steampunk Batman hunts Jack the Ripper through the shadows of turn-of-the-century Gotham City in Batman: Gotham...
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What's Happening With Pokemon Go's Next Community Day
Niantic Labs has some brand new content on the way for Pokemon GO. The company has been consistently updating the mobile RPG and the latest Community Day event will give players an opportunity to catch rare Pokemon.
Taake - New York Show Cancelled Over Nazism Allegations
<a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=3359&bandname=Taake>Taake</a> is about to embark on a North American tour this March and the first show was to take place at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. However, it seems that accusations of Nazism and hate imagery prompted the venue to cancel the show. New York City Antifa is one of the organizations that pressured the venue to cancel the show with other venues also being pressured to do the same. <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=3359&bandname=Taake>Taake</a> frontman Hoest has issued a statement regarding the cancellation. <a href="/events/news_comments.php?news_id=33184>Read more...</a>
<a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=4454&bandname=Barren+Earth>Barren Earth</a> have released the brand new single "Withdrawal", taken off their upcoming album <i>A Complex Of Cages</i>, which will be released on March 30th, 2018 via Century Media Records. The Finnish progressive death metal share the track in the form of a lyric video which you can discover below. It's the album closer and described as new territory for the band. <a href="/events/news_comments.php?news_id=33183>Read more...</a>
<a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=4454&bandname=Barren+Earth>Barren Earth</a> have released the brand new single "Withdrawal", taken off their upcoming album <i>A Complex Of Cages</i>, which will be released on March 30th, 2018 via Century Media Records. The Finnish progressive death metal group share the track in the form of a lyric video which you can discover below. It's the album closer and described as new territory for the band. <a href="/events/news_comments.php?news_id=33183>Read more...</a>