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Waxwork Records’ 2018 Subscription to Include Vinyl Scores of Dawn Of The Dead, Night Of The Living Dead, Get Out, and More

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For years they've given new life to the most memorable sounds and songs of horror cinema, but in 2018, Waxwork Records looks to outdo even their own scary high standards with an upcoming vinyl score release slate that honors George A. Romero and celebrates one of the most exciting new voices in horror.

Waxwork Records announced that their 2018 vinyl releases will include the scores for Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The ’Burbs, Drag Me to Hell, and Get Out. Artwork and specific release details have yet to be revealed, but all five vinyl releases are included in the 2018 Waxwork Records Subscription, which can be purchased for $250 in the Us (and $285 internationally) beginning Friday, November 24th. Read on for more details on Waxwork Records' essential and exciting 2018 releases, and keep an eye on their website for more updates.

From Waxwork Records: "Here’s what we have in store
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Alien: Resurrection Art Pieces Featured in New studioADI Collection from Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr.

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Makeup effects artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. have brought some of cinema's most iconic creatures to life over the decades, including their ambitious work on Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. Now, over 20 years after the respective releases of the third and fourth Alien films, studioADI and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products are teaming up to launch a new collection of art pieces based on their iconic Xenomorph creations:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (November 20, 2017) For 30 years, Los Angeles based Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (studioADI) has been the premier Creature Effects studio in the motion picture business. studioADI was co-founded by the Academy Award winning duo of Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. in 1988. The team has been responsible for 3 decades of iconic Creature Characters from the Alien and Predator franchises to the recent smash hit horror film It. Today Woodruff and Gillis announced The studioADI Collection, art inspired by
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Replacing Kevin Spacey on ‘All the Money in the World’ Will Cost Millions

Replacing Kevin Spacey on ‘All the Money in the World’ Will Cost Millions
Ridley Scott’s decision to fire embattled actor Kevin Spacey and replace him with Christopher Plummer comes at a financial risk and carries a significant price tag, as the director races to finish the “All the Money in the World” ahead of its planned Dec. 22 release date.

It’s an unprecedented move, one that’s full of logistical challenges, as well as added, unexpected costs for reshoots, post-production, and the creation of new marketing materials. Some marketers estimate that the creation of new trailers, posters, in-theater standees, and additional advertising campaigns could total millions once rush fees and take-down costs are added up.

Despite the headaches and hit to the wallet, it’s a step that Scott and the film’s financiers Imperative Entertainment deemed necessary in the wake of several sexual assault and harassment allegations against Spacey, who plays billionaire J. Paul Getty in the picture. They felt that continuing on the project with Spacey’s name
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Ridley Scott’s Decision to Replace Kevin Spacey Sends the Right Kind of Message (Opinion)

Ridley Scott’s Decision to Replace Kevin Spacey Sends the Right Kind of Message (Opinion)
On Wednesday, director Ridley Scott announced a plan that is virtually unprecedented in the history of Hollywood: With his new film “All the Money in the World” already in the can and less than two weeks from its planned world premiere, he will recast Kevin Spacey’s role (as deep-pocketed oil tycoon J. Paul Getty) and reshoot the publicly disgraced actor’s scenes with 87-year old Christopher Plummer, while still attempting to adhere to the film’s Dec. 22 release date.

It’s a bold move, and one that I predict, sight unseen, could earn Scott his first best director Oscar. Not that awards had anything to do with Scott’s dramatic switch. He wanted to save the picture, which might easily have imploded by association with Spacey, who was last week accused of making sexual advances on several young men.

Spacey is just the latest domino to fall in a brisk industry-wide house-cleaning triggered by last month
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‘American Gangster’ and the Two Sides of Ridley Scott

Looking back on this still-young century makes clear that 2007 was a major time for cinematic happenings — and, on the basis of this retrospective, one we’re not quite through with ten years on. One’s mind might quickly flash to a few big titles that will be represented, but it is the plurality of both festival and theatrical premieres that truly surprises: late works from old masters, debuts from filmmakers who’ve since become some of our most-respected artists, and mid-career turning points that didn’t necessarily announce themselves as such at the time. Join us as an assembled team, many of whom were coming of age that year, takes on their favorites.

There are at least two Ridley Scotts working in Hollywood. Ridley Scott, auteur — the man who revolutionized science fiction and horror cinema at the same time with Alien, who single-handedly resurrected the swords-and-sandals epic with Gladiator, who
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Culture Dump #16: Why did the ‘Predator’ franchise miss the mark?

Xenomorphs weren’t the only extraterrestrial terror hunting humans throughout the eighties. Not long after James Cameron pulled the trigger on his testosterone-charged sequel Aliens, Director John McTiernan introduced us to a new intergalactic hunter with Predator in 1987. Two war movies, two alien franchises, two very different legacies. However as Predator closes in on its thirtieth birthday, it’s hard not to think the series somehow failed to capitalise on its full potential. With Shane Black’s upcoming retooling The Predator all that could change - but what went wrong during those intervening years that set the Predator so off course?

Maybe it can all be traced back to one single event: the mishandling of the film’s original sequel. The late eighties were good for John McTiernan. Having unleashed Predator onto audiences he doubled-down on the machismo theme with Die Hard a year later. However when the time came
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Ridley Scott Says “The Beast Has Almost Run Out” On ‘Alien’

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Ridley Scott Says “The Beast Has Almost Run Out” On ‘Alien’
Whatever the future holds for “Alien” remains to be seen, but at least we can count out the franchise being owned by Disney. Ridley Scott has forever talked about numerous prequels to his classic piece of sci-fi horror, but we’ll see what Fox decides after the underwhelming returns on “Alien: Covenant” (though the director seems to think the numbers are just fine).

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Nightwing casting, Alien franchise in trouble, Thor: Ragnarok opens huge and more – Daily News Roundup

Nightwing Casting Rumours

There was a rumour going around over the weekend that Stranger Things star Dacre Montgomery had been cast as Nightwing in the DC solo movie, however the film’s director Chris McKay has taken to Twitter to say that casting for the movie hasn’t gotten underway yet. “We haven’t started the process of casting Nightwing yet but when we do you’ll hear something because our search will be far and wide,” he wrote. Read more here.

Top Gun Casting Rumours

Some more casting news now from the long-awaiting sequel Top Gun: Maverick with The Hashtag Show (who don’t have a great track record) claiming they have the inside scoop on the character descriptions – including the son of Goose. Read more here.

The Beast Has Run Out

With Alien: Covenant being perceived as a box office and critical failure and the divisive nature of Prometheus,
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Ridley Scott Says the Alien Franchise Is Done With the Xenomorph

I think it’s safe to say that overall director Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien franchise has been divisive. We loved Prometheus but found Alien: Covenant to be too much of a mishmash to be satisfying as either a Prometheus… Continue Reading →

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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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Ridley Scott casts doubt on the future of the Alien franchise

In light of the perceived failure of Alien: Covenant, and the polarising nature of Prometheus, Ridley Scott has been speaking at a Hollywood Reporter Roundtable about the future of the Alien franchise.

Speaking about his decision to pursue directorial duties on Alien: Covenant over the arguably more successful Blade Runner 2049, Scott said “It was a crossfire of too much business”, revealing that he’s involved in some way with at least six films released this year.

Alien: Covenant grossed $240m off a $97m budget, almost half of what Prometheus accrued ($403m, $130m budget), and on this Scott hinted at the future for his iconic xenomorph:-

“I figured it was a good piece of business to follow through Prometheus, which, from the ground zero, had good lift up. So we went to Covenant to perpetuate the idea and [revive] the franchise of Alien. However, I think the beast has run out,
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Alien: Ridley Scott says that the beast has “almost run out”

Simon Brew Nov 6, 2017

Ridley Scott casts doubt on a new Alien film, suggesting that the beasts' time may nearly be up...

Ridley Scott was given the choice of directing follow-ups to one of two of his films a year or two back. He opted to continue the story he’d been telling in Prometheus with Alien: Covenant. In turn, that meant that he couldn’t direct Blade Runner 2049 himself, and that job went to Denis Villeneuve instead.

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One project worked out better than the other.

The slightly stuttering box office for Alien: Covenant has left the future of the series – for which Scott had teased at least two more films – somewhat in limbo, And in a new round table interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Scott – who has been a very busy producer
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Ridley Scott believes that it may be game over for the xenomorph

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Close to forty years after the introduction of the xenomorph in Ridley Scott's Alien, it's only natural that the impact of the titular beast has lessened over time. After (mostly) sitting out Prometheus, the xenomorph made its triumphant return in Alien: Covenant, but, reaction to the film was certainly mixed and has left Twentieth Century Fox scrambling to breathe new life into the... Read More...
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Ridley Scott Thinks Alien Franchise Has Run Out of Steam

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Ridley Scott Thinks Alien Franchise Has Run Out of Steam
Alien: Awakening, the proposed next movie in Ridley Scott's prequel series, might have to scrub Alien from the title. As it doesn't sound like it will feature the iconic xenomoprh. Unfortunately, it looks like the Alien franchise may have mostly run its course. Prior to the release of Alien: Covenant earlier this year, it looked like Ridley Scott was getting ready to revive the sci-fi series in a big way, which had him speaking rather bullishly about the future. However, since the movie flopped, he's changed his tone. Here's what he had to say in a recent interview while speaking about his decision to direct Alien: Covenant, as opposed to Blade Runner 2049.

"It was a crossfire of too much business. I'm doing a lot of TV and films, there are six films going out this year. I figured it was a good piece of business to follow through Prometheus,
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Sequel Bits: ‘What We Do In The Shadows 2’, ‘The Crow’, ‘Transformers’ and More

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Sequel Bits: ‘What We Do In The Shadows 2’, ‘The Crow’, ‘Transformers’ and More
In this edition of Sequel Bits: The pretty-cool-sounding rejected script for The Crow 2 Taika Waititi confirms the What We Do In the Shadows sequel Paramount And Hasbro sign a new deal for even more toy movies Ridley Scott thinks the alien from the Alien franchise has run its course Stranger Things 2 sound designers make some noise Lazer Team […]

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Blu-ray Review: The Devil’S Rain (1975)

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The poster tagline states, “Heaven help us all when The Devil’S Rain!”, and if that grammatical train wreck doesn’t break your brain, I promise you the following 86 minutes will. The Devil’s Rain (1975) is a glorious curiosity, a personal favorite, and thanks to Severin Films’ spectacular new Blu-ray release, one of the best reissues I’ve ever seen.

Meet The Prestons: Mark (William ShatnerKingdom of the Spiders), his mom (Ida LupinoJunior Bonner), and their ranch hand John (Woody ChamblissGargoyles) all await the return of Mark’s dad, and when he finally shows up, his eyes are missing and he starts melting in the rain (how bad is the humidity in the desert, anyway?). It turns out a fella by the name of Corbis (Ernest BorgnineDeadly Blessing) is looking for a very special book in the Preston family’s possession, a ledger of souls for
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Ridley Scott Casts Doubt On The Future Of Alien: “I Think The Beast Has Almost Run Out”

Even with a global haul in excess of $240 million, it’s fair to say that Alien: Covenant didn’t light up the box office in the way Fox would have hoped.

This, coupled with the mixed reviews, led many to write off Covenant as another one of 2017’s high-profile bombs – heck, last we reported, 20th Century Fox had even pumped the brakes on Ridley Scott’s sequel plans in order to “reassess” the Alien franchise. All in all, the horror icon isn’t exactly in good shape, and barring a sudden change of heart, it’s unlikely that Ridley Scott’s Covenant sequel will get off the ground anytime soon.

And though he didn’t explicitly address those franchise plans, the esteemed director recently took part in a roundtable interview with The Hollywood Reporter, where he recalled his decision to direct Alien: Covenant and leave Blade Runner 2049 in the capable hands of Denis Villeneuve.
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Mr Robot season 3 episode 4 review: Metadata

Alec Bojalad Nov 2, 2017

Metadata poses the question: how much longer can style make up for poor pacing on Mr Robot? Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

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3.4 Metadata

Mr. Robot may have a pacing problem. This is a show that always looks compelling and beautiful and at least feels like it has something to say (even when it doesn’t) but at times doesn’t know how to present itself.

Throughout season 2, many viewers were turned off by a perceived lack of progress. Finding out that the first seven episodes or so were an elaborate fantasy was certainly interesting but it came at a steep cost of pacing. Historically, that lack of progress or poor pacing hasn’t been an issue because again: this show is just so damn cool. Style and a
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The Flash season 4 episode 4 review: Elongated Journey Into The Night

Mike Cecchini Nov 2, 2017

The Flash introduces Ralph Dibny, the Elongated Man, in the best episode of the season so far! Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

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4.4 Elongated Journey Into The Night

Now that’s more like it!

First of all, allow me to apologise for the lateness of this review. It was Halloween night, so I was out drinking the blood of my enemies or something. Second of all, holy moley I am so happy that I’m happy with Elongated Journey Into The Night. This is the first episode this season where I felt like all the little pieces (and the show’s cranked up sense of humour) have all worked at once.

It’s still a fairly thin story with no real villain to speak of. I don't care this time,
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Riverdale season 2 episode 4 review: The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Chris Cummins Nov 2, 2017

In which Betty is befriended by the Black Hood, Archie loses his damn ginger mind, and Civil War breaks out in Riverdale...

This review contains spoilers.

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2.4 The Town That Dreaded Sundown

At the end of tonight's exhilarating episode, Jughead grimly states that "Riverdale would no longer be the town with pep, from now on it would be the town that dreaded sundown." It's a completely melodramatic moment, one that beautifully illustrates how, early in its second season, the series is unafraid to double down on its inherent ridiculousness. It would be far easier for Riverdale to play its world of pixie stick-drug addicts, anachronistic gangs, and nonsensical musical performances with a nod and a wink. But the fact that everything is played so earnestly makes it work so much
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