The Fear Monger: The Walking Dead Spoof You’ve Been Waiting For

Good day, horror fans. Wondering about new releases that might get your spine tingling? You might want to look somewhere beyond David Gelb’s supernatural thriller Lazarus Effect, which has earned all the critical acclaim of a stubbed toe. Hitting VOD is Chad Archibald and Matt Wiele’s Ejecta, but that one isn’t exactly doing any better as far as audience responses go.

In smaller news, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin’s zombified drama Maggie now has a release date of May 8. And speaking of Chad Archibald, his next flick The Drownsman is getting a May 12 DVD and Blu-ray

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Now streaming on Netflix is director Lenny Abrahamson‘s beautifully strange music comedy/drama Frank. Inspired by co-writer Jon Ronson‘s time as the keyboardist for Frank Sidebottom’s band, the film premiered at Sundance in 2014 (read Matt’s review), received a limited U.S. theatrical release last August, and spurred this nifty live performance by its fictional band, The Soronprfbs, on The Colbert Report. The pic has enjoyed near universal acclaim but, like its subjects, has struggled to gain a foothold outside of its niche audience. I’ll do my best to help rectify that below.

Frank stars Michael Fassbender

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BLACK SAILS Season 2 Interivew: Toby Schmitz and Clara Paget


Season 2 of Black Sails is heading into its second half and secrets are being revealed. No spoilers in case you haven’t watched it yet, but last week dropped a pretty huge bomb about Captain Flint’s (Toby Stephens) past. In present-day Nassau, there is a lot happening with Jack Rackham (Toby Schmitz), Max (Jessica Parker Kennedy) and Anne Bonney (Clara Paget) as well, though it’s a lot more subtle.

Power is shifting as Bonney discovers the depth of her feelings for Max and weighs that against her long history with Rackham. Just

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Take a Break from Binge Viewing With ANIMAL HOUSE OF CARDS


No doubt some of you are almost done watching House of Cards Season 3 (I have yet to start the most recent batch of episodes so I’m avoiding spoilers like the plague) so I imagine you’ll take kindly to the spot-on impression of Frank Underwood (Frank Underwood Jr. in this case) that Animal House of Cards provides. While I love the Netflix show, I have to admit that (at least in the first two seasons) the constant breaking of the fourth wall can get to be a bit much. This video really nails it, in part because the change of

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Kristen Stewart Joins Michelle Williams In Small Town Drama

After the Twilight saga ended, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson seemed headed on similar, yet different paths. While Pattinson went on to somewhat successfully follow an indie path, hitching star on David Cronenberg’s wagon numerous times since the series’ final entry; Stewart seemed to have diminished returns on her indie quest. With the first Cesar handed to an American actress on her mantle, Stewart’s luck looks to have changed for the better… and her next project could continue the streak, as she’s joined Kelly Reichardt’s latest project.

Deadline announced that Kristen Stewart has joined the Night Moves director’s latest drama,

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Friday Box Office: FOCUS Opens in First with $6.4 Million; THE LAZARUS EFFECT in Second


After weeks of exciting box office news (both good and bad), February’s final new releases are proving a bit more pedestrian. Both Focus and The Lazarus Effect are expected to hit their debut projections this weekend, though neither appear to be setting audiences on fire.

Of course, 2015 has already provided more than its share of big box office winners and losers. Among the former, American Sniper set records in January, although its initial release date puts it firmly in 2014’s win column. Then two weeks ago Fifty Shades of Grey arrived with record-setting flare – before plummeting by a

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The Real Reason Viola Davis Decided To Join Suicide Squad

Viola Davis has had a hell of a year, all thanks to ABC’s breakout hit How To Get Away With Murder. And just when things looked like they couldn’t be more exciting, she signed up to play the infamous Amanda Waller in David Ayers’ comic villain project Suicide Squad. While comic films have gained prominence over the years, drawing bigger and bigger actors into their services, to see Davis board a project of such a pedigree is still surprising. It turns out, she took the role for the same reason any of us would if given the chance, …

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Eoin Macken and Jill Flint Talk THE NIGHT SHIFT Season 2


The medical drama series The Night Shift is back for a second season on NBC, and the emergency room at San Antonio Memorial is as crazy as ever. Adrenaline junkie TC Callahan (Eoin Macken) is back at work after facing suspension, and after declaring his feelings for fellow physician Jordan Alexander (Jill Flint), they both have to navigate what that will mean, for each of them.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, co-stars Eoin Macken and Jill Flint talked about how quickly they started hearing positive feedback from fans, that people have really responded to the

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Now open in theaters is The Lazarus Effect. The film follows a team of scientific researchers attempting to extend life in dying patients. When one of the team members (Olivia Wilde) is killed tragically during an experiment, the rest of the group does the unthinkable and brings her back to from the dead. As in all Frankenstein-inspired stories, the act of playing god bears punishing consequences, and the woman who comes back is not the woman they knew. Directed by David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi), the film also stars Mark Duplass, Evan Peters

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Lupita Nyong’o’s Stolen Oscar Dress Was Returned, Find Out Why

On Oscar night, Lupita Nyong’o showed up wearing a stunning dress that helped her stand out as one of the night’s best dressed attendees. Unfortunately for her, that dress was was shut out of this year’s nomination process.

Now something about this case sounds just a bit fishy, but it’s hard to figure out what or how. How could a Calvin Klein dress that cost $150,000 be deemed as too fake to be stolen? You would think a thief crafty enough to steal a dress from a hotel that offers rooms from $299 a night upward would at least have

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