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Trailer: Carrey Is Kaufman In “Jim & Andy”

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:41am

Netflix has premiered the first trailer for their new documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond” which takes a closer look at Jim Carrey’s four month stint portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman for the 1999 biopic “Man on the Moon”.

Milos Forman cast Carrey to play cult comedian Kaufman in his film, leading to an intensely bizarre film production in which Carrey never broke character. He thoroughly ‘became’ Andy and, alternately, Kaufman’s obnoxious lounge singer alter ego Tony Clifton.

Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production’s most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes and were captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda.

Now, eighteen years later, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage and his experience. “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond” debuts globally on Netflix on November 17th.

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Japanese Metal Manufacturer Faked Specifications To Hundreds of Companies

/. - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:20am
schwit1 writes: Kobe Steel, a major Japanese supplier of steel and other metals worldwide, has admitted that it faked the specifications to metals shipped to hundreds of companies over the past decade.Last week, Kobe Steel admitted that staff fudged reports on the strength and durability of products requested by its clients -- including those from the airline industry, cars, space rockets, and Japan's bullet trains. The company estimated that four percent of aluminum and copper products shipped from September 2016 to August 2017 were falsely labelled, Automotive News reported. But on Friday, the company's CEO, Hiroya Kawasaki, revealed the scandal has impacted about 500 companies -- doubling the initial count -- and now includes steel products, too. The practice of falsely labeling data to meet customer's specifications could date back more than 10 years, according to the Financial Times.For rockets the concern is less serious as they generally are not built for a long lifespan, but for airplanes and cars this news could be devastating, requiring major rebuilds on many operating vehicles.

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Teaser Trailer: Margot Robbie In “I, Tonya”

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:16am

Ahead of the Winter Olympics early next year, the marketing campaign for Craig Gillespie’s true story dark comedy “I, Tonya” has begun with the first teaser trailer released today.

Screening on the Fall film festival circuit to rave reviews, the story stars Margot Robbie as polarizing U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding and deals with her attack on Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 Winter Olympics, a scandal that captivated a nation.

The film also stars Sebastian Stan as her husband and Allison Janney as her mother, with both Robbie and Janney getting plenty of awards buzz already. The movie gets a limited release on December 8th in New York and Los Angeles before rolling out over subsequent weeks and ultimately going wide in January.

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Netflix’s “Punisher” Unveils Date & New Trailer

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:07am

Netflix has announced a November 17th premiere date for “Marvel’s The Punisher” series, the upcoming Jon Bernthal-led take on the story of combat veteran turned violent vigilante Frank Castle. Additionally a second full length trailer for the series has been unveiled.

In the series, Castle uses his military skills to kill the criminals responsible for his family’s death. It was rumored Marvel was going to reveal the premiere date during the show’s New York Comic-Con panel earlier this month, but the panel was cancelled in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting that left over 50 people dead.

Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Michael Nathanson, Jaime Ray Newman, Jason R. Moore, Daniel Webber, and Paul Schulze co-star in the series.

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Full Trailer: Amazon’s “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” S1

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:07am

Amazon Prime has unveiled the full-length trailer for the first season of its comedy spy series “Jean-Claude Van Johnson”.

Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as himself, a global martial arts and former film sensation whose no longer the big deal he once was. Thing is, he also used to moonlight as a lethal spy under the codename ‘Johnson’.

Unhappily retired from that second job, a chance encounter with a lost love lures him back into the game, eventually forcing him to confront the greatest enemy he’s ever faced: a Bulgarian drug cartel.

Kat Foster, Moises Arias and Phylicia Rashad co-star in the series which premieres December 15th on Amazon Prime Video.

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First Trailer: Hemsworth, Shannon In “12 Strong”

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:44am

The first trailer has been released for “12 Strong,” the upcoming film adaptation Doug Stanton’s 2009 best-selling historical account “Horse Soldiers”.

Looking akin to “American Sniper” and “13 Hours,” the story stars Chris Hemsworth as Green Beret Captain Mitch Nelson who is sent on a dangerous mission to Afghanistan in the harrowing days after the 9/11 attacks.

In the unfamiliar terrain of the rugged mountains, Nelson and his team must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Navid Negahban) to form an alliance and join forces in the fight against their common adversary, the Taliban and their Al Queda allies.

Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Said Taghmaoui, Elsa Pataky, and William Fichtner co-star in the Jerry Bruckheimer produced and Nicolai Fuglsig directed war drama which opens January 19th.

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“Star Wars: Battlefront II” Single Player Trailer

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:44am

EA Games is currently on the receiving end of a bunch of criticism this week which began with their cancellation of a single-player linear narrative AAA “Star Wars” game from the creator of the “Uncharted” franchise.

Things only got worse when they issued a press release about it which effectively stated that they’re giving up on single-player games altogether. Instead, they are putting their focus on multiplayer and more importantly ‘games as a service’ because of their ability to milk revenue out of them via loot boxes, DLC and microtransactions.

Thus it comes as somewhat dark irony today the company has released an impressive trailer for the single player campaign of the upcoming “Star Wars Battlefront II” – a campaign created in the wake of the many complaints about the lack of a single player element in the first game.

Luke, Leia, Maz Kanata and more feature in the impressive clip which is set immediately in the aftermath of “Return of the Jedi” and deals with the thirty year gap between the fall of the Galactic Empire and the rise of the First Order.

“Star Wars Battlefront II” will be available worldwide on November 17th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC.

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Mark Ruffalo Set To Play Twins For HBO

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:42am

Mark Ruffalo (“The Normal Heart,” “Thor: Ragnarok”) is set to star in and executive produce the eight-episode limited drama series “I Know This Much Is True” for HBO and FilmNation Entertainment.

“Blue Valentine” and “The Place Beyond the Pines” helmer Derek Cianfrance will pen and direct this adaptation of Wally Lamb’s 1998 novel which is dubbed an epic family saga.

The story explores the American identity following the parallel lives of twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey throughout the latter half of the 20th century.

Ruffalo will play both brothers. Cianfrance, Ben Browning & Glen Basner will executive produce.

Source: Deadline

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Quick News: October 19th 2017

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:41am

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
One notable absentee from the recent trailer for Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was that of Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo. Today, a new image of the actress as the pink-haired Resistance leader has arrived courtesy of Dern herself who showed it off on an episode of Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show this week. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is set to open on December 15th. [Source: Ellen]

The Meg
Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed that they have retitled Jon Turteltaub’s prehistoric shark thriller “Meg” to “The Meg”. Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose and Masi Oka lead the cast of the thriller which opens August next year.

Statham plays an expert deep sea rescue diver recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer to save the crew of an undersea observation program from the unstoppable threat known as a Megalodon – a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]

The Croods 2
DreamWorks Animation has set Joel Crawford (“DreamWorks Trolls Holiday”) to make his feature directorial debut on “The Croods” sequel. In a statement from the studio, it has also been revealed that Leslie Mann could potentially lend her voice to the project. [Source: DWA]

“Feud: Bette and Joan” writers Michael Zam and Jaffe Cohen are teaming for a biopic about Oscar-winning “Gone with the Wind” actress Vivien Leigh. David A. Stern, Tim MacReady and Mira Vucevic will produce.

The pair will adapt Hugo Vickers’ biography on the actress, with the focus on her work, her dealings with bipolar disorder and tuberculosis, and her relationship with Laurence Olivier to whom she was married from 1940 to 1960. [Source: Variety]

Paramount Players has acquired psychological horror movie “Eli” and has set a January 4th 2019 release. “Sinister 2” director Ciaran Foy is attached to helm the David Chirchirillo-penned film about a young boy undergoing treatment for a rare disease at a secluded clinic, which becomes a haunted prison with no way out. Trevor Macy will produce. [Source: Variety]

67 Shots
Jay Roach (“Trumbo,” “Game Change”) has been set to direct ShivHans Pictures’ “67 Shots” which deals with the fatal shootings at Kent State University in 1970. Roach will produce with Tina Fey, Michelle Graham, Monica Levinson, Jeff Richmond, Shivani Rawat and Eric Gurian.

Award-winning playwright Stephen Belber is writing the script about the buildup to the event in 1970 in which 29 guardsmen from the Ohio National Guard fired 67 shots into a crowd of students protesting the war in Vietnam. They killed four students and injured nine others. [Source: Deadline]

Actress Alison Brie has posted a photo from the set of Netflix’s “GLOW” which has begun production on its second season. Brie, seen posing with co-star Betty Gilpin, return as the gorgeous ladies of wrestling in the 1980s-set dramedy. Marc Maron, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Britt Baron, Kimmy Gatewood, Sunita Mani, Kate Nash, Gayle Rankin and Kia Stevens return for the new season which will premiere mid-2018 on the streaming service. [Source: Instagram]

We're back… #glownetflix #season2

A post shared by Alison Brie (@officialalibrie) on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:03am PDT

The Hummingbird Project
Michael Mando (“Better Call Saul”) has joined the cast of Kim Nguyen’s drama “The Hummingbird Project” alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Salma Hayek, and Alexander Skarsgard. Filming begins this month in Montreal.

The story follows New York native cousin, Vincent and Anton, who are players in the high-stakes game of High Frequency Trading. Their dream is to build a fiber-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. [Source: Deadline]

Chelsea Handler is ending her Netflix talk show “Chelsea” after two seasons. New episodes of “Chelsea” will continue to stream weekly until the end of this year.

Handler tweeted the news on Wednesday, saying it was her decision to not return for another season. Handler plans to continue her partnership with Netflix, and will work on a documentary for them in which she engages with people of different ethnicities, religions and political philosophies. [Source: Twitter]

Finding Your Feet
Roadside Attractions and Stage 6 Films have picked up the domestic distribution rights to Richard Loncraine’s romantic comedy “Finding Your Feet” starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, David Hayman, John Sessions and Joanna Lumley. Roadside is eyeing a spring release for the film.

Staunton discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend. She seeks refuge in London with her estranged older sister and reluctantly lets her drag her along to a community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet and romance. [Source: Deadline]

Finn Cole (“Animal Kingddom”) and Travis Fimmel (“Vikings”) will co-star opposite Margot Robbie in Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s indie film “Dreamland.” Darby Camp and Kerry Condon co-star.

Nicolaas Zwart’s script is set in the 1930s Dust Bowl and follows a 17-year-old boy on his quest to capture a fugitive bank robber and collect the bounty on her head, in order to save his family farm from foreclosure. [Source: Variety]

The Gotham Group has acquired film rights to Michael Rutger’s thriller novel “The Anomaly” which hits book stores next Summer and will be turned into a vehicle for Bryan Singer to produce and potentially direct.

The story follows protagonist Nolan Moore, a rogue amateur archaeologist who discovers something in the Grand Canyon that not only throws the whole of human history into doubt but threatens to end the world as we know it. [Source: Deadline]

The Lost
Selma Blair’s production company Sainted Productions has scored the rights to Sarah Beth Durst’s novel “The Lost”. The story follows a woman running from her bleak life who finds herself trapped in a small town where all things lost – luggage, keys, and even people – are mysteriously deposited. A writer is being sought for what could be a film or TV series. If Blair will star is also uncertain at this point. [Source: Variety]

The Goldfinch
“Dunkirk” star Aneurin Barnard has landed the key role of Boris in the upcoming John Crowley-directed film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning novel “The Goldfinch” at Warner Bros. Pictures, RatPac and Amazon.

Ansel Elgort recently landed the role of Theo who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum which kills his mother. From there, he tumbles through a series of adventures that finds him living in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father and, later, involved in art forgeries. [Source: Variety]

Bird Box
Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”), Danielle Macdonald (“Patti Cake$”), Rosa Salazar (“Battle Angel Alita”), Jacki Weaver (“Goldstone”), Sarah Paulson (“Carol”) and Lil Rel Howery will star alongside Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich in Susanne Bier’s “Bird Box” for Netflix.

Eric Heisserer helms the story of a woman and a pair of children who are blindfolded, and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river. Dylan Clark is producing with Chris Morgan and Clayton Townsend. [Source: Variety]

The Children
Raymond Cruz (“Major Crimes,” “Breaking Bad”) is set to play a Catholic priest turned shaman in the Michael Chaves-directed and James Wan-produced horror film “The Children” for New Line.

The story follows a social worker investigating the disappearance of two children, and soon learns her own family may too be in danger. Linda Cardellini, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Patricia Velasquez co-star. [Source: Heat Vision]

Chinese Gong Li (“Miami Vice”) is set to star in the Europe-set action-thriller “Ana” which is said to sport a “Nikita”-style tone. Arthur Sarkissian and Bruno Wu are producing and filming begins in March or April.

“Casino Royale” and “Goldeneye” director Martin Campbell will helm the project while Richard Wenk (“The Expendables 2,” “The Equalizer”) penned the script. Plot specifics are under wraps. [Source: Variety]

Irish actor Colm Meaney (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Hell on Wheels”) has been cast in the role of Father Francis in Dome Karukoski’s “Tolkien” for Fox Searchlight. David Gleeson pens the script while Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins co-star.

The film explores the formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a fellow group of outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the ‘fellowship’ apart. [Source: Deadline]

Liv Tyler has joined Hulu’s “Harlots” as a series regular for its upcoming second season. Tyler will play Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam, the aristocratic social butterfly whose long-held secrets keep her in the thrall of Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville). Trapped in a loveless marriage, Lady Fitz will find an unexpected friend and ally in courtesan Charlotte Wells (Jessica Brown Findlay). [Source: The Live Feed]

All About Nina
Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Common are set to star in Eva Vives’ semi-autobiographical dark comedy “All About Nina”. Winstead plays a blisteringly provocative stand-up comedian whose career is taking off, but whose personal life is a near-complete disaster.

To escape a difficult ex and to prepare for a prospectively life-changing audition, Nina flees to Los Angeles where she meets Rafe (Common), who challenges almost every preconception she has. Beau Bridges, Kate Del Castillo, Chace Crawford, Clea DuVall, Jay Mohr, Melonie Diaz, Camryn Manheim, Mindy Sterling and Angelique Cabral co-star. [Source: Deadline]

Dorothy & Alice
Netflix has picked up Justin Merz’s spec script “Dorothy & Alice” which Bryan Unkeless (“I, Tonya”) will produce the potential franchise launching story which follows the fantastical friendship between two iconic figures from literature.

The story sees Dorothy Gale, haunted by nightmare’s of Oz’s impending destruction, confined to an institute with others suffering from troubling, vivid dreams. There she meets the mysterious girl, Alice, and they head out on a perilous quest to save several worlds. [Source: Deadline]

No Exit
Taylor Adams’ thriller novel “No Exit” has been optioned by 20th Century Fox with “Minority Report” and “Logan” writer Scott Frank attached to produce. The story follows a college student who, while on the way home to visit her mother, gets stranded in a blizzard at a highway rest stop for a night with four strangers.

During the night, she discovers a little girl locked in the trunk of one of the cars but she doesn’t know whose car. Without cell or phone reception and trapped by the snow, she must figure out who is the kidnapper. [Source: Heat Vision]

Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black, The Tudors) will portray Jamie’s strong willed Aunt Jocasta and Ed Speelers (“Eragon,” “Downton Abbey”) will play pirate and smuggler Stephen Bonnet in the fourth season of Starz’s “Outlander”. Filming on the new season kicked off last week in Scotland with thirteen episodes based upon Diana Gabaldon’s fourth novel “Drums of Autumn”. [Source: Starz]

The Black Viking
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have scored the rights to Bergsveinn Birgisson’s 2013 novel “The Black Viking” with Morten Tyldum (” The Imitation Game”) attached to direct and executive produce. The story traces Geirmund Heljarskinn, one of the most powerful viking kings through history but one whose saga has mysteriously disappeared. [Source: Deadline]

Unexplained Phenomena
“Project Almanac” director Dean Israelite and writers Jason Pagan and Andrew Deutschman are re-teaming for the supernatural family adventure “Unexplained Phenomenon” at Amblin Partners.

The story revolves around a family who encounter a mysterious object that begins to change their lives. It soon draws the attention of an expert and her teen daughter who may have a connection to the object’s past. [Source: Heat Vision]

Second Act
Leah Remini, Vanessa Hudgens and Annaleigh Ashford have all joined the cast of the Jennifer Lopez-led romantic comedy “Second Act” which Peter Segal will direct for STX Films. Filming is now underway.

In the film a Big Box store employee (Lopez) reinvents her life and her lifestyle, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree, and that it is never too late for a Second Act. [Source: STX Films]

A Fortunate Man
Danish auteur Bille August (“Pelle the Conqueror”) is set to direct the four-part mini-series”A Fortunate Man” based on Nobel Prize winning author Henrik Pontoppidan’s 1898 novel “Lucky Per” which Nordisk Film Production is producing.

Esben Smed, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal and Tommy Kenter star in the story of a young man who decides to break free from his strict religious home and becomes an renowned and highly successful engineer and marries a beautiful girl who belongs to a wealthy Jewish family. His childhood keeps haunting him and his dogmatic family cannot accept his new life. [Source: Variety]

The official Twitter account for the upcoming revival of ABC’s classic sitcom “Roseanne” has posted photos from the first table read for the eight new episodes of the show’s revival which premieres next year.

Original cast members Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Sarah Gilbert, and Becky No. 1 and 2 Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke can all be seen in the shots, though Johnny Galecki is not there.

#Roseanne is coming back to ABC in 2018! Here's a look at the first table read!

— Roseanne on ABC (@RoseanneOnABC) October 17, 2017

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Cuaron & Casey Affleck Team For Series

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:24am

Acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”) and this year’s Oscar winning actor Casey Affleck are teaming up for a new premium drama series at Anonymous Content.

The project, which will be pitched to pay cable and streaming outlets, is said to be a horror genre series that tracks the origins of a cult. Further story specifics are under wraps.

Cuaron is writing and directing, Affleck is starring and both are executive producing the series which would mark Affleck’s first TV series role.

Source: TV Line

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Morgan Freeman To Play Colin Powell In Biopic

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:22am

Morgan Freeman is set to take on the role of former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell in the biopic “Powell” at Hyde Park Entertainment and Revelations Entertainment.

The story is set during the respected Army general’s tenure as Secretary of State in the George W. Bush White House. Powell initially opposed the U.S.’ invasion of Iraq, not believing dictator Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

But he capitulated to hawkish voices and made a now-infamous case for war to the UN Security Council, even as the evidence he presented was later discredited. The script tells of the lead up to his UN presentation.

Reginald Hudlin (“Marshall”) will direct the drama from a script by Ed Whitworth. Ashok Amritraj and Lori McCreary will produce.

Source: THR

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Izzard Joins Aussie Comedy “The Call Back”

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:20am

Eddie Izzard is set to star in the comedy “The Call Back” for 20th Century Fox Film Australia. Marion Pilowsky makes her feature directorial debut on the project.

The drama has Izzard as a British actor who previously had a short-lived relationship with a struggling Australian restauranteur (Emily Taheny). She has subsequently settled in with a new partner (Luke McKenzie), but her world is turned upside down when the actor comes back into her life along with his new French girlfriend (Vanessa Guide).

Fox International Productions, Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation are teaming for the project which kicks off filming later this month in Adelaide.

Source: Variety

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Trailer: Pacino, Urban Team For “Hangman”

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:19am

The trailer has arrived for “Hangman,” Patriot Pictures’ new thriller that has yet to set a release date and will likely head direct-to-VOD sometime in the near future.

Al Pacino plays a detective who is joined by a criminal profiler (Karl Urban) as they track a serial killer that murders people in a version of the children’s game Hangman.

Brittany Snow also stars in the film which is said to have a “Paranormal Activity”-esque twist.

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Tatum Pulls “Peacock” Film From Weinstein Co.

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:17am

Channing Tatum has announced in a joint statement with his producing partner Reid Carolin that the pair are stopping development on a film adaptation of Matthew Quick’s 2013 young adult novel “Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock”.

The project was slated to be the pair’s co-directorial debut and was their lone project setup at The Weinstein Company. However, in the wake of the revelations of decades of sexual assault and rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the pair are severing ties with the company.

In the novel, a troubled teenager plans to kill his best friend and then himself. He first visits the four people closest to him, giving each of them a present. As the day goes on, secrets of his past are revealed including experiences of sexual abuse.

In a statement on Tatum’s Instagram page, the actor says the following:

A post shared by Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) on Oct 18, 2017 at 10:08am PDT

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Trailer: Bill Pullman In Western “Lefty Brown”

Dark Horizons - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:15am

A24 and DIRECTV have premiered the first trailer and poster for the upcoming western drama “The Ballad of Lefty Brown” featuring Bill Pullman as a man on a revenge mission in the Old West.

Pullman plays the titular cowboy who witnesses the gruesome murder of his longtime partner, the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda), and strikes out to find the killers.

Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty recruits a young gunslinger, Jeremiah (Diego Josef), and a hard-drinking U.S. Marshall (Tommy Flanagan) to help deliver the men to justice. Jim Caviezel plays a friend in the Governor’s mansion.

Jared Moshe penned and directs the film which will premiere exclusively on DIRECTV on November 9th and will play in theaters starting December 15th.

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Verse of the Day - Psalm 34:21

Bible Verse of the Day - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:00pm

Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.

Psalm 34:21

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

God has promised a closing time, a reckoning where human power and influence cannot buy out the truth and where each person will have to face up to what he or she has done. Evil will overtake those who have been partners with evil. Those that hate good people, righteous people, will be condemned in their own hate. God's righteousness, truth, and justice will not be short-circuited!

My Prayer...

Father, thank you for making clean and whole by the purifying work of your Holy Spirit. Teach me to be righteous. Help me develop a revulsion for what is sinful and evil. Use me to help someone caught in the evil one's work to find deliverance. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to© 1998-2017, Heartlight, Inc. is part of the Heartlight Network. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.

CBS Renews “Salvation” For Season Two

Dark Horizons - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:16pm

CBS has announced that they have renewed their serialised suspense thriller “Salvation” for a thirteen-episode second season to be broadcast Summer 2018.

Charlie Rowe and Santiago Cabrera star as an MIT grad student and tech superstar respectively who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan) a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just months away from colliding with Earth.

With the threat of nuclear war on the horizon, they work together with Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards (Ian Anthony Dale) to find a way to divert the asteroid, stop the war and save humanity before time runs out.

“Salvation” premiered on CBS on Wednesday, July 12th.

Source: CBS

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Winding Refn Launches Free Streaming Service

Dark Horizons - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 7:53pm

“Drive” and “Only God Forgives” director Nicolas Winding Refn has announced that he’s going to launch his own online streaming service – and it’s free. is a quarterly curated digital platform dedicated to restored movies and other cultural content with a fully restored feature-length film streaming online each month, as well as essays, music, video abd photography. Now available for sign ups, the non-existent access price is due to Refn saying that “all entertainment will be free” in the future so why not get in on the ground floor?

The first volume will highlight exploitation works from the American South and will be guest edited by Russ Meyer biographer and journalist Jimmy McDonough. This will include a restored version of the rate 1965 cult film “The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds” which Refn paid for out of his own pocket from money he made “directing commercials we don’t want to watch”. 1967’s “Shanty Tramp” will also be a part of the first volume.

The second volume of the platform will be guest edited by the British film mag Little White Lies and dedicated to forgotten works of American independent cinema, including a newly 4K restored version of Curtis Harrington’s 1963 “Night Tide” starring Dennis Hopper, and a screening of the rarely seen 1967 Appalachian chronicle “Spring Night, Summer Night”.

Refn unveiled the platform during a press conference Monday at the Lumiere Film Festival in France.

Source: THR

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First Floating Wind Farm Delivers Electricity

/. - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:05pm
The world's first floating offshore wind farm began delivering electricity to the Scottish grid today. "The 30MW installation, situated 25km (15.5mi) from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, will demonstrate that offshore wind energy can be harvested in deep waters, miles away from land, where installing giant turbines was once impractical or impossible," reports Ars Technica. "At peak capacity, the wind farm will produce enough electricity to power 20,000 Scottish homes." From the report: The installation, called Hywind Scotland, is also interesting because it was built by Statoil, a Norwegian mega-corporation known for offshore oil drilling. Statoil has pursued offshore wind projects in recent years, using the companyâ(TM)s experience building and managing infrastructure in difficult open sea conditions to its advantage. Hywind Scotland began producing power in September, and today it starts delivering electricity to the Scottish grid. Now, all that's left is for Statoil and its partner company Masdar to install a 1MWh lithium-ion battery, charmingly called âoeBatwind,â on shore. Batwind will help the offshore system regulate power delivery and optimize output. After a number of small demonstration projects, the five 6MW turbines are the first commercial turbines to lack a firm attachment to the seafloor. They're held in place using three giant suction anchors, which are commonly used in offshore oil drilling. Essentially, an enormous, empty, upside-down âoebucketâ is placed on the seafloor, and air is sucked out of the bucket, which forces the bucket downward, further into the seafloor sediment. The report mentions a 2013 video that shows how offshore wind farms work.

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Amazon E-Book Buyers Receive Payment From Antitrust Lawsuit Settlement

/. - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:25pm
If you bought a Kindle e-book between April 2010 and May 2012, you might see some Amazon credit coming your way. The company is reportedly distributing funds from an antitrust lawsuit that it levied at Apple in 2013. From a report: Amazon has set up a website listing the available credits, and it has begun sending out emails this morning to U.S. customers who are eligible for a refund. Apple and a handful of book publishers, including Penguin, HarperCollins, Machete Book Group and Macmillan, were found guilty of conspiring to inflate the prices of e-books in order to weaken Amazon's grip on the market. While the book publishers settled out of court, Apple decided to fight the lawsuit and appealed several times. Eventually, it was ordered to pay a total of $450 million in the protracted antitrust case. Several refunds have already been distributed because of the lawsuit. In fact, the bulk of credits were sent out in 2014 and 2016. The round of credits being sent out today comes from an earmarked $20 million meant to pay states involved in the suit. The Amazon credits have a six-month shelf life and must be spent by April 20, 2018, or they'll expire. In addition the Amazon credits, customers may also be receiving Apple credits that can be used toward iBooks, iTunes and App Store purchases. Apple is currently notifying eligible customers via email.

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