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Imagine driving down the road at speed when your door, which you thought was closed, pops open. This would be bad! Ford said Wednesday that it was recalling 1.3 million F-150 and Super Duty trucks to avoid just this scenario.


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As much as I enjoyed the recent trailer for The Last Jedi, it was missing one important element: Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo. Not much information has been released about the lavender-haired character being played by Laura Dern in the next Star Wars movie. We’ve seen a photo of her in Vanity Fair, she appeared for a moment in the Episode VIII featurette released in July, and now, Dern’s dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to share a photo of Holdo surrounded by members of the Resistance.

We learned about the new image via Slashfilm. As Holdo is a high-ranking officer within the Resistance, this is exactly where she should be—especially considering the Resistance has to be in serious trouble after the First Order destroyed the New Republic’s fleet. This shot reminds me of Mon Mothma talking to the Rebel Alliance in Return of the Jedi.

Holdo appears to have every bit of Mon Mothma’s poise and elegance. It doesn’t look like she’s a boots-on-the-ground soldier. Or is she? Based on what we’ve seen of the fancy casino city Canto Bight, Holdo would fit right in. She could easily be part of Finn and Rose’s mission there. Her actions in the past, detailed in the book Leia: Princess of Alderaan, showed us she’s not afraid to sneak herself into the middle of dangerous territory to get answers.

The book also detailed Holdo’s connection to General Leia Organa. Their relationship goes back to when they were both teenagers and part of the Apprentice Legislature at the same time. Amilyn hails from the tranquil planet of Gatalenta, known for its meditative retreats. (Those who call Gatalenta home are often serene and spiritual.) The planet had strong Force and Jedi roots, and in fact, when Luke started studying the history of the Jedi Order on the path that led him to Ahch-To, he started on Gatalenta.

Anyway, Holdo was different from others on her world: she wanted to express herself more and did so by regularly dyeing her hair in various bright hues, wearing bold-colored clothing, decorating her gear with glitter, and generally setting herself apart. She was quirky and often spoke in riddles. Leia called it Holdo-speak.

Amilyn’s behavior in Princess of Alderaan made me think of Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter. And like Luna, Amilyn is there when business gets real. Her friendship with Leia was forged as they were both learning about the existence of the Rebel Alliance and starting to make their own stands against the Empire. I don’t know where Holdo was during the events of the original trilogy, but I hope she brings eccentricity and the kind of loyalty she once displayed to Leia to The Last Jedi.

Do you have any theories about Amilyn Holdo? Do you agree that her hair is lavender and not pink? Take a ship to the comments and sound off.

Images: Lucasfilm/Disney/NBC

Amy Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Nerdist. She likes Star Wars a little. Follow her on Twitter.

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As I write this, Karen’s in surgery. By the time I can post it - for I have no wifi at this hospital - we’ll be back at the apartment, and she’ll be fine. Drowsy, maybe. It’s a minor procedure, to connect a port to her bloodstream so that she can be a cyborg for a few days; local anaesthetic and a sedative, no more, but they say she’ll go to sleep.

We have a room that is ours for the duration, and all I have to do is sit in it and wait. Half my task here is waiting. (I have never liked waiting, and do it poorly.)

Outside our room in one of those windowcleaners’ cradles that hang on cables from the roof. Two men are in it with all the tools, and they are doing all the things to the wall at my back: hammering, sawing, drilling. It’s like being in the apartment, transposed to a minor key: for there they are building another tower block just next to ours, and that affords us all the noises of major construction.

I am in a weird mood, I find. I feel ... pent. Potentially eruptive. Popacatepetl in miniature. It’s just the waiting. Karen will be fine, and so will I.

I’m rereading an old favourite novel, Elizabeth Lynn’s “A Different Light”. I still hope to meet her one day, for I know she’s local and we have friends in common. (I’m also rereading “The Count of Monte Cristo”, though I have no hope of meeting Dumas. That’s on the other Kindle, back at the apartment. Reading different books on different Kindles may seem perverse, or contraindicated, but really it’s just about power management. This one, the original, a full charge lasts for weeks; t’other is a tablet-in-embryo and I only get a few hours out of it, less than my phone even.)

I thought I’d be doing more work than I am, but apparently a man can just read and shop and cook and watch TV. Maybe after this week is over, when the procedures are behind us and Karen’s just apartment-bound in neutropenia, I’ll find the mindspace again. These next few days are going to be rough: apharesis and chemo and then at last the transplant. At the moment she’s in a lot of pain - or would be, but for the shots - which they tell us is a good thing, a sign that the process is working as it should. Her bone-marrow is sending lots of stem cells out into her bloodstream, ready to be harvested, yay: but this is a painful process, and her bones ache. Tonight’s going to be the worst of that, and she’ll have the discomfort of today’s operation to deal with also. Plus a lot of stress about tomorrow, when we’ll be all day at the clinic.

Now there are weird noises happening just outside the door. Power-tool of some kind, I think. I’m not going to look. They said I can go down to the cafeteria and get some coffee, but I think I’m just going to sit here and wait till Karen gets back.
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2017 has been the year of M-Sport, a fan-favorite World Rally Championship team that’s currently beating big-budget factory rally efforts from Toyota, Citroën and Hyundai. But Ford won’t make M-Sport a full works team despite all its success, and now one of M-Sport’s most loyal drivers is leaving.


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By the end of “The Flea and the Acrobat,” Mike’s gang of adventurers has split apart. They had gone looking for the gateway to the Upside Down, but El (Millie Bobby Brown) messed with their compasses to keep them away from it, which drove a wedge between the already unsure foursome. Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) called her a traitor, she threw him against a rusty car with her mind, and he stormed off, leaving his and Mike’s (Finn Wolfhard) fragile friendship pulled in every direction with Will’s life hanging in the balance.

Fortunately for the entire world, their group has Dustin Henderson.

Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), who’s main job has been goofballery and providing ample snacks for midnight bicycle rides, is the glue that holds the group together, and this group is the thing that will save the world. He’s not as close to Mike or Lucas as they are to each other, but maybe that tiny bit of distance helps him stay above the fray when things get tough. He’s silly and irreverent, but he’s also got the steadiest head on his shoulders of anyone in the crew. His character is equal parts chocolate pudding and real talk.

In the sixth episode, “The Monster,” Dustin confronts Mike when he’s spiraling out about the fight and blaming Lucas, reinforcing the group’s hard-and-fast mechanism for survival. He demands Mike apologize for drawing first blood and shake Lucas’ hand, saying, “This isn’t a discussion. This is the Rule of Law. Obey or be banished from the party. Do you wanna be banished?”

In the context of Mike’s mandate that friends are, above all else, honest with each other, this is a huge move. Think back to the last time you had to tell one or your friends a hard truth. To check them when they say or do something wrong. Dustin doesn’t flinch in the face of one of the more difficult tasks facing someone whose social status is already rocky.

That’s the first step. When they get to Lucas’ house, Dustin doesn’t back down. Now he’s got two petulant friends shouting at each other, but he’s also got D&D to make his argument for him.

“Do you even remember what happened on the Bloodstone Pass?!” he says, stopping their argument cold. “We couldn’t agree on what path to take so we split up the party, and those trolls took us out one by one, and it all went to s***, and we were all disabled! So we stick together. No matter what.”

His passion doesn’t initially pay off, but the power of tenacity doesn’t show itself in the short term. Dustin’s super power is his dedication to the group’s cohesion, which makes the squabbles that drive them apart seem petty. Still, Lucas abandoning them to find the gateway on his own makes a lot of emotional sense. This fight is between him and Mike, whose friendship and affection has been captured by El. His jealousy has left him wounded, and no high level appeal to cohesion from Dustin was going to change that.

That’s especially because Dustin and Lucas aren’t as close to one another. In this episode, Dustin humbly admits his lower place in the original D&D squad hierarchy as a sidekick to Lucas and Mike, who’ve known each other longer (Dustin only showed up in fourth grade) and who live closer to each other. Mike extends the olive branch of multiple best friendship, but Dustin’s assessment is still spot-on. He and Will (Noah Schnapp) are the ones who ride most of the way home together after long D&D sessions at Mike’s house, and they appear in the first episode to have the easy rapport of the soft-spoken and put-upon. The rapport of two pals who know they’re not the stars of their own friend group.

Dustin is closer with Mike because Mike has the ability to be close to all of them. He’s deeply empathetic, which is why he’s most drawn to El and why he immediately accepts her as a new member of their cohort. Still, Dustin and Mike’s friendship is obviously genuine and symbiotic. It’s not exactly Screech/Zack Morris, but there’s been a hint of that since the beginning of the show. With the display of Dustin’s importance in this episode, the status of Mike as a kind of solitary leader has to be questioned. Dustin isn’t just a support beam for the coolest geeky kid; he’s one equal leg on a quadropod.

Dustin and Lucas, on the other hand, is a contentious relationship, and it probably always has been.

If Lucas and Mike were best buds since kindergarten, and Dustin showed up in the fourth grade, Lucas has probably been antagonistic toward him since the start. They’ve verbally sparred at each other at every twist and turn—in the principal’s office, in Mike’s basement, in Lucas’s house when Dustin considers El’s attack on him X-Men-level awesome. They’re polar opposite personalities: Lucas is stone-faced serious and Dustin just wants to have fun. One brings flashlights to a search party, the other brings Pringles (we need energy for our travels!). In other words, they’re symbiotic without knowing it.

It’s no wonder Dustin fails to bring everyone together on the first go, but he does push Lucas and Mike in the right direction (toward each other) and helps look for Eleven, which lets her know she has people who care for her.

Without Dustin’s intervention, he and Mike would have run into the knife-wielding bullies Troy (Peyton Wich) and James (Cade Jones) without Eleven’s protection, and the group would have been separated at the very moment “Hawkins Power and Light” bore down on them, picking them off one by one. Bloodstone Pass all over again!

Shady government entity wins, they take back Eleven, the town (and the world?) is set for total annihilation.

Essentially, every group needs a Dustin. Without him, the world is toast.

Images: Netflix

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The new InterVision DVD of Beyond the 7th Door is currently $11.99 on Amazon. The DVD doesn’t come out until Halloween but you should go pre-order it right now. Seriously, stop whatever you’re doing and go pre-order this now. I’ll wait.

I’m waiting, go on now. And don’t forget to enter the three-digit security code on the back of your debit card.

Order all placed? Great. Now go wait by the mailbox. I know it’s nearly two weeks away from release date, but maybe Amazon will slip up and ship it early and if that’s the case you don’t want to just leave this sitting in your mailbox. You need this in your hands as soon as possible so you can transfer it to your DVD player.

You may be thinking to yourself, “What is Beyond the 7th Door and why should I listen to you, Chris?” I don’t have an answer for that second part, but I can tell you what Beyond the 7th Door is. It’s awesome, that’s what it is.

Beyond the 7th Door is a movie unlike anything else I’ve seen before. It’s a slice of Canadian cinema that must be cherished forever. I guess you could say it’s like The Room before The Room, but it’s even better because this time there is 7 rooms and 7 is more than 1. Do the math, it checks out.

Lazar Rockwood — greatest name ever — stars as Boris, a career criminal recently released from prison. Boris claims that he wants to turn his life around but not before completing one last job. He learns that his former girlfriend Wendy (Bonnie Beck) is working for a paraplegic millionaire named Lord Breston (Gary Freedman). Rumor has it that somewhere inside Lord Breston’s massive mansion is a treasure. Boris meets with Wendy and his able to convince her to help him break into the place and get the treasure. Boris swears this will be his last job. Wendy is reluctant at first but eventually gives in. She agrees to scope the place out and get any keys or passcodes necessary to commit the heist with ease.

The big day finally comes and Boris and Wendy are able to enter a backroom of the mansion with ease. So far, so good. After entering the first room things take a change as they are immediately locked in. Suddenly they hear the voice of Lord Breston speaking to them over a PA system. Breston explains that he knows they’re there for the treasure and they can keep it they find it. The trick is they have to make it through 7 rooms and each one of those rooms will kill you if you don’t make it out fast enough.

The rooms contain a variety of traps designed to kill intruders, but each one has an escape route waiting to be found. Some rooms are pretty clever and contain puzzles that Boris and Wendy must solve. And some rooms are just plain silly but still result in highly tense situations. One room looks sort of like a sewer and it starts to fill with water while Wendy is trapped inside. To escape Wendy merely has to use a screwdriver to remove about 20 screws from a plate blocking the exit. This sounds simple but before she can get the screws all out water begins to fill the room and she starts to panic, frantically trying to stop the water from flowing in. Meanwhile, Boris is another room trying to think of a way to pull Wendy out. It’s all very silly but somehow works. The scene is very tense.

Beyond the 7th Door is composed of some of the greatest dialogue you’ll ever hear. My favorite line actually comes during the water scene. In order to stop the water flow Wendy rips up her dress to plug the spouts and this leaves her legs fully exposed. As Wendy is struggling to escape and Boris is attempting to help her out he stops for a moment to acknowledge her legs. I can’t remember the specific line but he says something like, “I never took the time to appreciate your legs.” Amazing.

The only thing more amazing than the legs discussion is the score composed by the trio of Michael Clive, Brock Fricker and Philip Strong. The music in this movie is like a John Carpenter knock off and I think it’s brilliant. I’d pay good money to have this on vinyl. Maybe Severin Films can enter the vinyl game?

I should point out that this is a no-budget movie and it does show. The cast is minimal and the acting isn’t great. Rockwood’s line readings are hysterical. The plot is pretty silly and the ending is so ridiculously outlandish. Despite all these shortcomings director B.D. Benedikt creates a pretty compelling thriller that zips along — though I’m sure the cool 77-minute runtime helps with that.

The reason I love Beyond the 7th Door is that it bleeds the spirit of independent filmmaking. It’s akin to Dangerous Men or Miami Connection. The flaws don’t matter when you have so much passion. This movie is a blast from start to finish, issues be damned!

The DVD contains a handful of special features. There is an audio commentary with Benedikt and Rockwood that is moderated by Canuxploitation’s Paul Corupe. I haven’t listened to this yet but I will because I know it’s amazing.  There’s also a 21-minute interview feature with the trio that I have listened to and it’s everything I wanted it to be. Benedikt either owns or works at a theater in Canada and he takes us on a brief tour where he discusses the death of indie filmmaking thanks to everything going digital and mega studios creating a monopoly on Hollywood. He also shows off a collection of religious thrillers he’s written over the years. Rockwood commands the spotlight here though as he shares the key to becoming a great actor which is to own a cat. Rounding things out is a quick 4-minute feature on a Canadian street performer named Ben Kerr. He has a cameo in the movie as a dead man.

I love Beyond the 7th Door. I just love it to death. I’ve already watched it twice and I plan to watch it more. And when I say I’ve watched it twice I mean I watched it and as soon as it was done I hit play again. That’s twice back-to-back in one setting. It’s one of the best releases of the year and I’ll forever be in debt to the fine folks at InterVision for introducing me to this lovely gem. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go watch it for a third time.

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Last week we sprung the news that Marcel Sarmiento will see the release of his Totem on Cinemax and VOD platforms October 31st. Now, here’s a clip from the film in which star Kerris Dorsey accidentily drops a bookshelf onto her cat!

In the film,

“A teen must resort to extreme measures to protect her family from a supernatural entity.”

The supernatural thriller stars Kerris Dorsey, Ahna O’Reilly, James Tupper, Lia McHugh, and Braeden LeMasters.

The screenplay was penned by Evan Dickson, who was a long-time writer for Bloody Disgusting and now a full-time screenwriter. Sarmiento directed the awesome Deadgirl before taking the reigns on the wild and crazy wrap portion of VHS: Viral, the third film in our franchise.

Blumhouse acquired the film produced by Divide / Conquer and Will Frank. HBO will be releasing international starting November 3rd.

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... jaw-dropping "Anywhere's Got Talent" performance I've ever seen.

And another pretty darn amazing one.

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The market, like nature, finds a way. Despite their ancient design, Volkswagen Beetles were famously still made in Mexico until 2003 and incredibly common as Mexico City taxi cabs until 2012. They’re illegal for cab use there now for being too unsafe, but the city’s Cuautepec area is plenty dangerous on its own.


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Ever since they first locked eyes on each other across a crowded First Order base, then teamed up and stole a rad black TIE fighter together, fans everywhere have only cared about one Star Wars ship: StormPilot! Yes, everyone’s favorite (probably) Force sensitive Stormtrooper gone good and the Resistance’s most talented—and handsome—X-Wing pilot have had tongues wagging since those iconic credits rolled on The Force Awakens, not only because this duo is lovely together but because having a gay couple in the main Star Wars canon would be a really big deal.

Well, during a recent interview on the Pacific Rim press tour, John Boyega let us know just what he thinks about the potential for Finn and Poe in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

During his chat with Metro US, Boyega talked at length about the importance of inclusivity on and off the screen. After being asked about the responsibility that Star Wars has to actively tackle the lack of diversity on screen, Boyega made his views clear. “There definitely is that responsibility, but more the responsibility to hire those from those experiences to share their creative light, that’s the pivotal thing. Because if you just hire the same sort of people you’re just getting the same sort of film. It’s not wrong, but then there’s a lack of variety,” he explained, bringing up a point that’s one of the most important lessons for Hollywood to learn: hiring inclusively will lead to more inclusive storyte

As for everyone’s favorite space gays, well in John’s mind Poe would have to be the one to make the first move. “I think that Oscar is always looking at me with love in his eyes, and I guess that the fans saw it. And then they realized that either he needs to chill or come out,” Boyega joked. John has regularly had fun with fan theories, joking about The Last Jedi being plural and encouraging much of the StormPilot fandom. Though in this case, we’re hoping that his humor may have a little truth to it. Especially since Kathleen Kennedy has also stated that the fans influence the story more than they may realize.

Last year when asked about the reality of having LGBTQ characters in the Star Wars universe, The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams stated that he “would love it,” and that “to me, the fun of Star Wars is the glory of possibility. So it seems insanely narrow-minded and counterintuitive to say that there wouldn’t be a homosexual character in that world.” So the idea of canon out gay characters may not be a galaxy away. After all, we already had Chirrut and Baze in Rogue Oneeveryone’s favorite subtextual space husbands whose close relationship drove fans to ask whether they’d been more than just best friends.

Though the pair were not originally written as romantic partners, Gareth Edwards had a conversation with Donnie Yen about the possibility and began to see things differently, stating in an interview that “I felt like, ‘You know what? If these were real people and I was filming them, I wouldn’t know. It’s not something we would see; they would keep it to themselves.’ For all I know, a little bit of that might be going on under the surface.” He also gave his blessing to the fans that saw something important between Rouge One’s space dads. “Genuinely, if the audience wants to take that away from it, I’m very happy. I’d be very proud to have brought something like that to Star Wars,” Edwards said.

To truly include queer characters in Star Wars would mean writing them in as whole characters whose queerness is a part of them, not just allowing fans to enjoy the subtext that they bring to these beloved characters. So let’s hope that we get the TRUE space gays we deserve when The Last Jedi hits the screen later this year.

Are you a StormPilot fan? Can’t wait to see Finn and Poe reunited on screen? Or just waiting for that long awaited storm smooch? Let us know in the comments!

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One of the appeals of Netflix‘s massive catalog of content is the ability to stream an entire run of your favorite series in one sitting. The streaming service even came up with a term for this phenomenon: “binge racing.” If you’re a Netflix subscriber, the odds of you participating in this form of bingeing are pretty high.

If you ever wanted to see evidence of everyday people bragging about their binge racing activities, then you’ll want to watch the video below. As an added bonus, /Film has the details on Netflix’s top five fastest binged shows, and the results may surprise you. Instead of much-hyped shows like Stranger Things or Orange is the New Black, it’s revivals like Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Fuller House that round out the top two spots.

When you stop and think about it, Gilmore Girls and Fuller House edging out newer shows does make sense. Both were popular during the times they were on broadcast television, and their fans had to be overjoyed after learning they would be coming back. Some non-Netflix subscribers (there have to be a few of you out there) probably even signed up just to watch.

The complete list of the top five series gets even more surprising, however. Beyond Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life at number one and Fuller House in the two spot, we have Ashton Kutcher‘s The Ranch at three, Marvel’s The Defenders at number four, and the anime series The Seven Deadly Sins pulling the rear at number five. Though The Defenders’ popularity can be easily explained by the Marvel draw, The Ranch and The Seven Deadly Sins filling out the top five illustrate a more eclectic viewership than expected for the streaming company.

Were you surprised to find Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Fuller House as Netflix’s most binge racing worthy shows? Let us know in the comments below.

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The Warner Bros. Studio Tour regularly waves a wand to give The Making of Harry Potter experience a makeover. Currently, they’re highlighting the Dark Arts for Nerdoween (or, as they call it, Halloween), but the holidays are around the corner so they’re unveiling their Christmas plans for Hogwarts in the Snow. Their transformation includes the Yule Ball, y’all. They’re not hosting an actual dance in celebration of the Triwizard Tournament, but I bet no one will stop you from spinning around like a crazy elf in the Great Hall while you take your tour.

This will be the tour’s first time decorating the Great Hall stage to match the Yule Ball. Featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the Yule Ball set was a winter wonderland with its dripping icicles, ice sculptures, snow, and lots of silver. It transformed the gothic-looking environment to a more magical space. That’s exactly what the Studio Tour is going for with their re-creation of the set. They’ll also have an orchestra of magical instruments conducted by Professor Flitwick.

I would pay so many sickles to see that.

In addition to the Yule Ball theming, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London will be updating other sets with festive touches. Most notably, they cover the massive Hogwarts model (you can see pictures here) with a dusting of snow. And they will again be hosting Dinner in the Great Hall, which means you can have Christmas feast in the Great Hall. Seriously.

Hogwarts in the Snow will run from November 18 through January 28. Book a tour or a Great Hall dinner at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.

Will you taking the Hogwarts Express to London to visit The Making of Harry Potter over the holidays? Let me know in the comments. And please let me know if you have room in your suitcase.

Images: Warner Bros.

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As the witching hour approaches, Terror Films has unveiled the official poster and trailer for the nerve-rattling indie horror Dead Body, now available on digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant/Prime, Vudu, Google Play/You Tube and X-Box Live.

In the film, “Several friends decide to celebrate their high school graduation at a lake house in the woods. One of the classmates recommends that they play the old-fashioned game of ‘Dead Body.’ In the game, one player is “the body,” one player is “the killer” and all of the other players try to figure out whodunit. Unfortunately, on this particular night, the game ends up featuring a real-life killer!

The bodies begin piling up and, in an “Agatha Christie And Then There Were None” style mystery, the survivors are forced to figure out who the killer is amongst them – before there is no one left standing.

Dead Body stars Spencer Hamp, Cooper Hopkins, Nathan Pringle, Jay Myers, Leah Pfenning, Miho Aizawa, Nic Morden, Rachel Brun and Koe Sakuta.

The film was directed by Bobbin Ramsey and written by Ramon Isao and Ian Bell. As well, Dead Body has won “Best Special Effects” at the 2015 New York City Horror Film Festival. It was also nominated for “Best Horror Feature” at the 2016 Phoenix International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival.

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Before Paranormal Activity there was SAW, and Lionsgate’s franchise owned Halloween for several years. On October 27th, Jigsaw takes it back.

After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement finds themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that’s only just begun. Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own?

The new chapter has been rated “R” for “Grisly Bloody Violence and Torture.”

We understand that neither Costas Mandylor nor Cary Elwes will be returning to play their respective characters, who both ended up becoming Jigsaw apprentices in earlier installments. As for the original Jigsaw himself, Tobin Bell will be back in some capacity.

The cast also includes Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Matt Passmore, Hannah Emily Anderson, Josiah Black, Shaquan Lewis, Michael Bolsvert, and James Gomez.

Jigsaw was written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger (Piranha 3D and Sorority Row). In the director’s chairs were the Spierig brothersPeter and Michael, who brought us Daybreakers and Predestination.

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The stakes are higher than ever in the intense action-adventure Death Race: Beyond Anarchy, arriving Unrated and Unhinged on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand January 30, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. This all-new movie is promised to be the grittiest and bloodiest installment yet.

Franchise newcomers Zach McGowan (“Black Sails”) and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, Saw, Predator 2) join returning Death Race fan favorites Danny Trejo (Machete) and Fred Koehler (“American Horror Story”). Death Race: Beyond Anarchy also features talented actors Christine Marzano (Rules Don’t Apply), Terence Maynard (Edge of Tomorrow) and Velislav Pavlov (The Expendables 2).

In the film, “Danny Trejo returns as the ruthless bookie, Goldberg, in the wildest, bloodiest, Death Race ever. After a failed attack on inmate and legendary driver, Frankenstein, Black Ops specialist Connor Gibson (McGowan) infiltrates a super-maximum federal prison with one goal – enter the immoral and illegal Death Race and take Frankenstein down. Connor enlists the help of Baltimore Bob (Glover) and Lists (Koehler), and unexpectedly falls in love with bartending beauty, Jane (Marzano). Connor will have to fight for more than his life in this brutal world of no guards, no rules, no track, and no fear.

Death Race: Beyond Anarchy on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital, includes exclusive bonus features that take viewers deeper into the intense world of Death Race, with special behind-the-scenes footage and filmmaker commentary. Additionally, Death Race: Complete 4-Movie Collection will also available on DVD on January 30, 2017. Now fans can experience the glory of all four movies in one complete must-own set including, Death RaceDeath Race 2Death Race 3: Inferno and the all-new movie Death Race: Beyond Anarchy.


  • Inside the Anarchy: Filmmakers and cast describe how this chapter of the Death Racefranchise stands out from the rest. From new locations, to a fleet of new cars, to a new star in Zach McGowan, see why Death Race: Beyond Anarchy is the deadliest Death Race yet!
  • Time Served: Lists & Goldberg: Hear Death Race franchise veterans Fred Koehler and Danny Trejo discuss what it’s like to be back playing Lists and Goldberg, and how their characters have changed.
  • On the Streets of Death Race: Beyond Anarchy: Director Don Michael Paul and cast explain how the stunt work gave the production a uniquely energetic feel.
  • Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Don Michael Paul and Star Zach McGowan

Strap yourself in for an insane thrill ride inside in the Death Race 4-Movie Collection featuring an all-star cast including Jason Statham, Danny Glover, Tyrese Gibson, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames and Zach McGowan. Death Race is the brutal racing sport, where hardened criminals and smoking-hot navigators drive to survive or die trying. Packed with incredible stunts and brutal fight scenes, get ready for the non-stop barrage of high-octane thrills that will leave you pinned to your seat! The collection includes Death RaceDeath Race 2Death 3: Inferno, and Death Race: Beyond Anarchy.

Death Race: Anarchy

Curse-related short stories

Oct. 18th, 2017 06:15 pm
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I'm looking for short stories all about curses. Cursed items (ala the Monkey's Paw), cursed land, family curses, the Mummy's curse, you name it. Any help would be appreciated

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Melbourne Storm

Oct. 19th, 2017 05:48 am
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It's been a week of 30 degree days (86 if you use Fahrenheit) and there seems to be a storm coming right about now. I have just realised that this might be why Dorian's been quite this excitable all day. The changing barometric conditions might be sending him into Anxious Soccer Ball mode.

Beatrice, being pounced on, responded to this by playing soccer.


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