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First Trailer: Jessica Chastain In “Molly’s Game”

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 6:05am

STXfilms has premiered the first trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut “Molly’s Game” starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, and Michael Cera.

Chastain plays Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested by the FBI.

Her only ally is her criminal defense lawyer (Elba), who learns that there’s much more to Molly than the tabloids lead us to believe.

It has also been announced that the film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival ahead of its theatrical release on November 22nd.

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What If Your Boss Is Unfair and Disrespectful? Part 3

If you’re currently employed or were once engaged in the workforce, you understand what it means to answer to someone in authority over you. Since that’s true, you need no convincing of the value of a great boss . . . one who is caring, equitable, and respectful. In many ways, the relationships we have with those in authority over us determine whether we enjoy (or don’t enjoy) our work. It’s safe to say that all of us are aware of how difficult it is to carry out our responsibilities when the one we work for lacks thoughtfulness, understanding, and ethical integrity. This is intensified if the boss claims to be a Christian but does not carry out his or her responsibilities as a Christian should. When essential characteristics are lacking in those at the top, our otherwise enjoyable jobs (or callings) can become unpleasant and unsatisfying tasks, which creates a challenge to our attitudes. Being caught in the midst of that awkward dilemma forces us to ask: How should I respond to this kind of leader? To discover the surprising answer to this question, we must first examine the truth about our work as set forth in Scripture.

New space stations and 3d pathfinding system

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:31am

In this article I'll show you how the 3d pathfinding system works and the new procedurally generated space stations.

Hershey, Amell, Ambrose Set For “X-Files”

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:09am

Barbara Hershey has scored a recurring role in the upcoming ten-episode eleventh season of FOX’s sci-fi drama “The X-Files”.

Marking the second season since the show’s revival last year, Hershey will play Erika Price, a powerful figure who represents a mysterious organization.

Additionally, Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose have signed on to reprise their roles as FBI Special Agents Miller and Einstein which they played last season. It’s not clear how many episodes the pair will appear in.

The trio joins returning stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson along with co-star Mitch Pileggi. Production is underway ahead of an early 2018 premiere.

Source: TV Line

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AMC Responds To “Walking Dead” Lawsuit

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:08am

“The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman and several of the show’s producers including Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara and David Alpert have filed suit against AMC over the blockbuster zombie series.

As we know, the show’s co-creator and former showrunner Frank Darabont was fired as executive producer in the middle of the second season and is demanding $280 million in an accounting lawsuit that has reached the summary judgment phase.

Now, the other key creatives on the series are following in his footsteps with their own lawsuit in what could be the largest profits case in television history with potential damages reaching as high as $1 billion. AMC now finds itself in court against those whose ongoing involvement is crucial to not just the show but potentially the network’s future.

The claims of the complaint, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, are breach of contract, tortious interference and unfair or fraudulent business acts under California business code. It includes:

“Failure to honor its [AMC’s] contractual obligations to the creative people… the defendant AMC Entities exploited their vertically integrated corporate structure to combine both the production and the exhibition of TWD, which allowed AMC to keep the lion’s share of the series’ enormous profits for itself and not share it with the Plaintiffs, as required by their contracts.”

In response to the newest lawsuit, an AMC spokesperson has issued a statement:

“These kinds of lawsuits are fairly common in entertainment and they all have one thing in common — they follow success. Virtually every studio that has had a successful show has been the target of litigation like this, and The Walking Dead has been the No. 1 show on television for five years in a row, so this is no surprise. We have enormous respect and appreciation for these plaintiffs, and we will continue to work with them as partners, even as we vigorously defend against this baseless and predictably opportunistic lawsuit.”

We’ll get a better idea of how much of a mess this really turns out to be when the hearing in the Darabont case takes place in New York City on August 24th.

Sources: THR Esq & Deadline

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Verse of the Day - Romans 8:15-16

Bible Verse of the Day - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:00pm

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

Romans 8:15-16

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Ab-ba. Listen to a baby and you will hear these basic early sounds. Incredibly, Jesus showed us, and the Spirit enables us, to speak to God with these syllables of familiarity, trust, vulnerability, dependency, and intimacy. The Spirit is our guarantee that we don't have to be afraid of God, but that we can approach him as our loving and tender Father who always listens to our hearts and seeks to bless our lives.

My Prayer...

Abba Father, you are glorious and majestic. Your deeds are awesome. Your power, O LORD, is unfathomable. Your grace, Almighty God, is wonderful. Thank you, Holy and Righteous Father, for allowing me to approach you as my always near and ever present Abba. Please make your nearness clear in my life today. In Jesus' name. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@verseoftheday.com.© 1998-2017, Heartlight, Inc. Verseoftheday.com 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.

Trump Can Block People On Twitter If He Wants, Administration Says

/. - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:45pm
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The administration of President Donald Trump is scoffing at a lawsuit by Twitter users who claim in a federal lawsuit that their constitutional rights are being violated because the president has blocked them from his @realDonaldTrump Twitter handle. "It would send the First Amendment deep into uncharted waters to hold that a president's choices about whom to follow, and whom to block, on Twitter -- a privately run website that, as a central feature of its social-media platform, enables all users to block particular individuals from viewing posts -- violate the Constitution." That's part of what Michael Baer, a Justice Department attorney, wrote to the New York federal judge overseeing the lawsuit Friday. In addition, the Justice Department said the courts are powerless to tell Trump how he can manage his private Twitter handle, which has 35.8 million followers. "To the extent that the President's management of his Twitter account constitutes state action, it is unquestionably action that lies within his discretion as Chief Executive; it is therefore outside the scope of judicial enforcement," Baer wrote. (PDF) Baer added that an order telling Trump how to manage his Twitter feed "would raise profound separation-of-powers concerns by intruding directly into the president's chosen means of communicating to millions of Americans."

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US Army Walks Back Decision To Ban DJI Drones Ever So Slightly

/. - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:05pm
garymortimer shares a report from sUAS News: News has reached me that another DJI memo was passed around on Friday the 11th of August. An exception to policy with recommendations from the asymmetric warfare group that will permit the use of DJI kit once some conditions have been met. The Android Tactical Assault Kit will become the ground control station (GCS) of choice when a DJI plugin has passed OPSEC (Operational Security) scrutiny. In a separate report from Reuters, DJI said it is "tightening data security in the hopes that the U.S. Army will lift its ban on DJI drones because of 'cyber vulnerabilities.'" The company is "speeding deployment of a system that allows users to disconnect from the internet during flights, making it impossible for flight logs, photos or videos to reach DJI's computer servers," reports Reuters. While the security measure has been in the works for several months, it's being rolled out sooner than planned because of the Army's decision to discontinue the use of DJI drones.

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“Witch” Duo Reunite On “Nosferatu” Remake

Dark Horizons - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:47pm

“The Witch” star Anya Taylor-Joy and director Robert Eggers are looking to re-team on a remake of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent cinematic classic “Nosferatu” at Studio 8.

The story follows the vampire Count Orlok of Transylvania, who wants to buy a house in Germany and becomes enamoured with the real-estate agent’s wife.

The project was an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” and has been remade before in 1979 by Werner Herzog. 2000’s “Shadow of the Vampire” starred John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe in a darkly comic fictional spin on the original film’s making.

Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen will produce.

Source: Variety

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Joel McHale In Talks For “Quantum & Woody”

Dark Horizons - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:39pm

“Community” star Joel McHale is in talks to take on one of the two lead roles in “Quantum and Woody,” the upcoming TV series adaptation of the Valiant comics title.

The story follows once inseparable and now estranged brothers Eric and Woody Henderson who were once promising and are now both petty rivals and washed-up failures.

When their father’s murder leads them into a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime as they become the world’s worst superhero team.

McHale would play Woody, a wisecracking, womanizing slacker who, thanks to that accident, has to make physical contact every 24 hours with his brother or they die.

“Avengers: Infinity War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo will executive produce the project alongside Mike Larocca, Dinesh Shamdasani, and “Ant-Man” writers Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari.

Source: The Wrap

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Depp To Produce “The Secret World” TV Series

Dark Horizons - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:38pm

Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil company is teaming with producer Gudrun Giddings on “The Secret World,” a television series based on the 2012 MMO game of the same name.

The story follows a team of undercover agents and the shadowy war between secret societies: the Illuminati, Dragon and the Templar. Central to the plot is their battle against the supernatural in an adventure that spans across our world, and blends myths, legends, conspiracy theories and headline news.

James V. Hart (“Hook,” “Crossbones”), Jake Hart, and former “CSI: NY” showrunner Pam Veasey are penning the adaptation which has Veasey on board as showrunner. Depp, Giddings, Veasey, Christi Dembrowski and Sam Sarkar will produce.

Source: Deadline

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Sheen, Tennant Set For Gaiman’s “Good Omens”

Dark Horizons - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:34pm

Michael Sheen and David Tennant have scored the lead roles in the Amazon, BBC Studios and Narrativia-produced series adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s fantasy novel “Good Omens”.

The story is set in 2018 on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But Aziraphale (Sheen), a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley (Tennant), a demon, aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find the Antichrist.

The project will consist of six one-hour episodes. “Good Omens” was Gaiman’s first novel, written in collaboration with Pratchett who died in 2015, while Terry Gilliam was attached at one point to direct a film adaptation.

Gaiman adapted all six episodes of the series and will also serve as showrunner. Following its exclusive launch on Amazon Prime Video, the series will also be broadcast on BBC in the U.K.

Source: Variety

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Netflix’s “Hill House” Adaptation Sets Three More

Dark Horizons - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:33pm

Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser and Kate Siegel are set to join Carla Gugino and Michel Huisman in the upcoming ten-episode straight-to-series modern adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel “The Haunting of Hill House”.

Rising filmmaker Mike Flanagan is helming the series which sees him re-teaming with several actors in previous films he directed – Thomas and Reaser in “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” Siegel in “Hush,” and Gugino, Siegel and Thomas in the upcoming “Gerald’s Game”.

Amblin TV and Paramount TV are producing the project which draws from the original classic ghost story while expanding on the mythology of the Crane family in what’s dubbed a modern re-imagining.

Flanagan is writing and directing as well as executive producing alongside his producing partner, Trevor Macy, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.

Source: Deadline

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Discord Bans Servers That Promote Nazi Ideology

/. - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:20pm
A popular video game chat service with over 25 million users announced today that it had shut down "a number of accounts" following violence instigated by white supremacists over the weekend. Discord, the service "which lets users chat with voice and text, was being used by proponents of Nazi ideology both before and after the attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia," reports The Verge. "We will continue to take action against Nazi ideology, and all forms of hate," the company said in a tweet. From the report: Discord declined to state how many servers had been affected, but said it included a mix of old accounts and accounts that were created over the weekend. Among the affected servers was one used by AltRight.com, a white nationalist news site. The site's homepage includes a prominent link to a Discord chat which is now broken. The company said it does not read private messages exchanged on its servers. Members of those groups reported messages in the chats for violating Discord's terms of service, the company said, and it took action. "When hatred like this violates our community standards we act swiftly to take servers down and ban individual users," the company said in a statement. "The public server linked to AltRight.com that violated those terms was shut down along with several other public groups and accounts fostering bad actors on Discord. We will continue to be aggressive to ensure that Discord exists for the community we set out to support -- gamers."

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Stanley Finally Gets To Do “Dr. Moreau” Right

Dark Horizons - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 2:50pm

Over twenty years after the fact, filmmaker Richard Stanley looks to finally get his shot at a new screen adaptation of H.G. Wells’ iconic tale of genetic engineering gone mad – “The Island of Dr. Moreau”.

Stanley was all slated to direct the 1996 screen adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer and David Thewlis. He developed the project for years, and then three days into production was fired (by fax no less) and was replaced by John Frankenheimer who reportedly quickly alienated the cast and crew.

That kicked off a series of catastrophic debacles which turned it into what is still one of the most troubled productions in Hollywood history. Daily script re-writes, studio infighting, and harsh filming conditions in Cairns, Australia were bad enough.

On top of that though came countless problems caused by Brando and Kilmer who were going through their own issues right before production (Brando’s daughter committed suicide, Kilmer was going through a divorce) and their famed egos which raged on-set and led to outright hostility between each other and the rest of the crew.

Now, plans are underway for Stanley to helm a new adaptation, thanks in part to filmmaker David Gregory who was behind the 2014 documentary “Lost Soul” about the film’s challenging production. Stanley tells Birth Movies Death:

“At this stage, I can’t say exactly by who, and how long it will take, but the project does live again, largely thanks to David. We’re currently scripting and designing the thing. It’s going to be an all-new screenplay and an all-new cast of beast-people; the original creatures are copyrighted by Warner Bros. [parent company of New Line, which produced and released the ’96 film]. I wasn’t particularly happy with them anyway.

The final designs of the creatures in the Frankenheimer version were disappointing, and I think there’s huge room for improvement. That’s something I’ve been talking about with the project’s backers at some length because that was also their concern, to reinvent the mousetrap in terms of the beast-people.

This time around, they seem to understand the film a bit better, and realize that the creatures are the stars of the movie, not the humans. That was the essential mistake made in the New Line version. They didn’t realize just how much mileage they could get out of those characters if they actually foregrounded them.”

Stanley says they haven’t decided what form it will take but he’s pushing for an event series adaptation as that would allow him greater creative freedom and to deliver an R-rated version:

“I believe that going for the multiplex, it would have its teeth pulled and its nails cut again [New Line’s Moreau was PG-13], and going to television, we could be pretty unrestrained in the way we approach the material. There are a lot of scenes I’ve always wanted to do, including those with the sexually charged dolphin people [laughs], that have fallen out along the way, which I would like to get back into it.”

Stanley hasn’t helmed a feature since the incident on the 1996 film and is aware there will be attention paid this time:

“There will be a built-in expectation as to what the f–k will happen this time [laughs]. Considering that the last one is legendary as one of the worst location shoots of all time, up there with Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo, it’s difficult to imagine what else could happen. But I’m ready for it, and I’m praying that this time around, it will come out right, and a definitive Moreau can finally reach the screen.”

No word as to when this project might head into production.

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“Godzilla” Director Teases Original Film Device

Dark Horizons - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 2:45pm

Filmmaker Mike Dougherty has dropped a new photo from the set of the currently in production sequel to the 2014 “Godzilla” reboot, and it’s a real treat for fans of the original Toho 1954 film.

The photo shows the ‘Oxygen Destroyer’ device, developed by the film’s Dr. Serizawa. The device removes all the oxygen from whatever body of water it is placed in and was used to destroy Godzilla in the film.

Ken Watanabe took on the role in the 2014 film and appears again in the upcoming sequel, though he’s actually a different character from the original. This leads to the obvious question – does he create this, or is he related to the original Dr. Serizawa and knows about this device?

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including Godzilla who takes on Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah.

Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds and Zhang Ziyi co-star in the film which opens March 2019.

Day 41. @GodzillaMovie pic.twitter.com/n1YpMzE81G

— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) August 14, 2017

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Carpenter To Helm Hayter-Penned TV Pilot

Dark Horizons - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 2:43pm

Legendary genre filmmaker John Carpenter is set to direct a pilot for an untitled series written by “X-Men” scribe David Hayter.

The project, Carpenter’s first non-short directed work since 2010’s “The Ward” and his first TV work since the “Masters of Horror” series in 2005, will be penned and produced by Hayter who revealed Carpenter’s involvement during a recent convention appearance reports Bloody Disgusting.

Sadly Hayter didn’t reveal what the show he and Carpenter are collaborating on is about. Hayter’s name has been linked to the currently in development series “ReincarNate” about a down-on-his-luck P.I. who gains the ability to interact with versions of himself from past lives. However, he’s not listed as a writer on that project.

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SpaceX Successfully Launches, Recovers Falcon 9 For CRS-12

/. - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 2:40pm
Another SpaceX rocket has been successfully launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center today, carrying a Dragon capsule loaded with over 6,400 pounds of cargo destined for the International Space Station. This marks an even dozen for ISS resupply missions launched by SpaceX under contract to NASA. TechCrunch reports: The rocket successfully launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 12:31 PM EDT, and Dragon deployed from the second stage as planned. Dragon will rendezvous with the ISS on August 16 for capture by the station's Canadarm 2 robotic appendage, after which it'll be attached to the rocket. After roughly a month, it'll return to Earth after leaving the ISS with around 3,000 pounds of returned cargo on board, and splash down in the Pacific Ocean for recovery. There's another reason this launch was significant, aside from its experimental payload (which included a supercomputer designed to help humans travel to Mars): SpaceX will only use re-used Dragon capsules for all future CRS missions, the company has announced, meaning this is the last time a brand new Dragon will be used to resupply the ISS, if all goes to plan. Today's launch also included an attempt to recover the Falcon 9 first stage for re-use at SpaceX's land-based LZ-1 landing pad. The Falcon 9 first stage returned to Earth as planned, and touched down at Cape Canaveral roughly 9 minutes after launch.

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Gears of Eden, Alpha 1 is ready! Come test it out!

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 2:22pm

Gears of Eden is releasing Alpha 1, a very early concept build that showcases the foundational mechanics the rest of the demo will be built from. We are doing limited testing windows for our followers and supporters, and are inviting you to join in!
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