Watch This REALLY Cool Sleepy Hollow (1999) Clip To Celebrate Johnny Depp’s Birthday

We were lucky to see this in the theater opening night. One of us (me) was a little too drunk to fully appreciate it, but not too drunk to scream at the top of my lungs a couple of times (once during the scene with the witch in her cave–I think that actually sobered me up some, I jumped so high). You don’t need to be a big Johnny Depp fan to appreciate this clip… just of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow–especially the Disney version, which Tim Burton said this dream sequence was a specific homage to. I sure as hell appreciate the movie now!

The  word ‘iconic’ has been almost sickeningly over-used in the last few years, especially in reference to TV and movie scenes (especially irritating to me as a writer and a movie geek when it’s something recent and not really earned iconic status yet). As in, Yes, here we have a tribute to the iconic scene in The Devil Inside where she pulls down her lower lip to reveal the upside-down cross carved into her— SHUT UP! STOP THAT! However, Ichabod Crane, the covered bridge, the flaming pumpkin… that one of the coolest fucking images I’ve carried in my memory since I watched the movie on Halloween in grade school, when they still aired it on Halloween. Scared the crap out of me and any of my friends I was watching with. Sometimes we cringed and peeked through our fingers, because we all knew it was coming…

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OK, back to Johnny Depp. I recall when I read the screenplay online in 1999, knowing Depp was cast, thinking there were better choices to play Ichabod Crane, but oh well. However, he totally won me over. Below is a montage someone made of the comic relief moments in this rather dark (but really entertaining;, basically, Depp’s version of Crane fainting, being scared of spiders… actually, he makes him seem like a pussy but honestly, I wouldn’t even be brave enough to stay in town after the first creepy thing he saw.  Would you want to stick around Sleepy Hollow?

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Check it out below, it’ll brighten your Monday:

 

Though I wish she’d left in the horror-movie version of the witch going ‘Large Marge’ on Depp, after the big jump scare, it was hilarious. As I recall, they showed his terrified reaction, then cut to the outside of the cave and him briskly walking out of the cave, announcing, “We are leaving!” “What?” “We are leaving now!” I do recall that moment got the biggest laugh of the movie when we saw it.

WE ARE LEAVING.

WE ARE LEAVING.

 

 

Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno: See The First Official Trailer (And Official Release Date) Right Here In HD!

I am sorry to report that this is a “green band” trailer; and also it appears the movie has been trimmed down enough for an R-Rating (though knowing Roth, he’s not going to let all that Nicotero practical FX work go to waste and we’ll get an unrated version on DVD).  Check out the promising first official trailer below in glorious HD:

We have a bad feeling that some of the footage shown (you can probably figure out what) is from a female circumcision* scene that fortunately does not go all the way. First time I’ve appreciated an Eli Roth film NOT showing something.

Plus…

THE Official Release Date for The Green Inferno is:

September 5th, 2014!

Which is still too goddamned long to wait! Well, hey, we’ve been waiting over a year, might as well wait a few more months. Damnit!

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*AAAAAAAAAAAAAGGH! In a Women Studies class in college, they showed us all actual film footage of one, performed with a BROKEN BOTTLE, that scarred me (and probably everyone else there who hadn’t seen it before) for life. A few people bolted out of the auditorium, including one of the few guys in the class. My brain also protected me by deciding to black out the last half of the footage from my memory, but trust me, it was bad enough.

‘The Walking Dead’: Emily Kinney discusses the latest episode and Beth 2.0

Beth is great, but little Lizzie scared the shit out of me tonight. I don’t have a good feeling about her character if she’s replacing who I think she’s replacing in the comic… but nah, they could never show that on AMC. Or could they? Eeek!

‘The Walking Dead’ midseason premiere review: ‘After’

This was posted before airing, so it’s spoiler-free. Vanity Fair Online also said it was a promising start to the season. We’ll know soon! We know one thing: it’s not gonna be pretty.

‘The Walking Dead’: Showrunner Scott Gimple on what’s next for the Governor

Give Michonne a crack at him, and it’d be a very short comeback!

By the way, there were dozens of very irate comments on the EW.com website when this posted because there wasn’t a spoiler alert (which of course ignited a big, heated debate on whether or not the pissed off people who wanted a spoiler alert were right or wrong, so I think I’d better err on the side of caution and give a SPOILER ALERT just in case.

 

‘The Walking Dead’: Showrunner Scott Gimple weighs in on Rick vs. Carol debate

EW: Tell me about the decision to make the virus storyline such a central part of the first half of the season. Where did that idea come from?
SCOTT GIMPLE: When we were making the episode “Clear” it was kind of a long drive to the town that we were shooting it in. And I was like, you know. I’m going to better myself. I’m going to listen to Camus’ The Plague. You know, it’s not just gonna be comics. I’m gonna get back into literature! And from The Plague my mind just drifted off to The Walking Dead. I was like, man, that’s a cool book and that’s a pretty cool idea. So there was that, and it was in my mind and I was thinking about how in third world situations, things break out — cholera and dysentery and bubonic plague. Then I had taken a trip to Edinburgh shortly after that at the end of the season to visit my wife’s family and there was this tour underneath the city and there was a lot about the bubonic plague and how it had broken out, how it was treated, and how they burnt the bodies. And it all sort of came together with the theme of safety in this place. It was just one of those things where you’re like “Oh, wow, that could be cool.”

-From the EW.com piece by Dalton Ross

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Well, I don’t know how “cool” the infected characters think it is to have blood dribble from their ears, nose, eyes, and mouth before their lungs finally fill with blood until they drown choking on it, but it is a good way to raise the stakes. I kind of laugh a little when Herschel talks about elderberry tea helping the symptoms–it’s not just a flu. This horrible thing is on a par (on my list of Diseases I Don’t Even Want To THINK About Getting) with Ebola or a flesh-eating virus as nasty as the one in Cabin Fever. Sure, herbal tea is just the thing for that. Hey, if it works for some of them, great, but I’d be yelling for someone to please get their hands on some morphine for me NOW, even if it made me cough to keep yelling until I got it. Or some vodka. Anything! Just seeing the people in the middle stages of infection coughing makes me wince in sympathy and think God, where’s Merle‘s narcotic stash from Season 2 that Daryl ended up keeping on him?
Anyway, I hope Carol will be back, in fact I think it might happen this season. Let’s just hope she’s not a zombie when we see her again… read the EW.com interview with Scott Gimple for more!

Toronto: Eli Roth, Worldview Re-Team for ‘Green Inferno’ Sequel

Wow, that was fast.

We only need one hand to count the number of reviews online for The Green Inferno world premiere at TIFF Midnight Madness (as of this writing, anyway) and they’ve already got a deal in place for a sequel –and a great title– what, six hours after the credits rolled?

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We happened to catch this news because we’ve been up since E0513 of Breaking Bad aired Sunday evening and it took us this many hours to wind down and pretend we do NOT have to wait a week to see who survives the shootout (er, spoiler alert, retroactive) cliffhanger. Since it’s getting light out and we have to accomplish some things tomorrow today, we’ll have to post reviews for Green Inferno later (though we did Tweet a link to one). So far, the consensus among the three reviewers was 1. not enough characterization 2. a little too long to get to the action 3. sickest, goriest film yet from Eli Roth (practical effects provided by Greg Nicotero).  The last act does not disappoint — an absolute Grand Guignol (rather than torture porn; besides, there’s no duct tape in the jungle) gore extravaganza that one blog swore would NEVER get an R rating unless about ten minutes were cut. Most think it’s going to need to go to VOD because it might be too brutal even for the average theater-going horror fan. To which we say THEN BRING IT ON, BITCH!
Oops, another line from last night’s Breaking Bad episode. We still mean it, though.

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‘Breaking Bad’ creator Vince Gilligan: ‘I think most folks are going to dig the ending’

Remember how we said we were going to be tossing Breaking Bad coverage in here? Hopefully you guys are all still cool with that. In fact, there’s a poll coming to make sure. We just really don’t have the time or energy to make a new, completely separate BrBa blog that’d probably only last until about October, tops, since (sniffle) the show is ending. Anyway, MAN do we want that Saul Goodman spin-off. At least Odenkirk is definitely up for it!

Exclusive: Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere Title Signals Time Jump; Plus: New Poster Unveiled

“Are Rick and his fellow survivors about to catch a much-needed break?” Well, let’s see. What temperature is it in Hell right now?

On the bright side, just look at Michonne on that poster, riding that horse! And is that Tyreese with his trademark hammer on the left? YEAH, baby!

 

TVLine

The Walking Dead Season 4Are Rick and his fellow survivors about to catch a much-needed break?

TVLine has exclusively obtained the title of The Walking Dead‘s Season 4 premiere, and it points to both a lull in the zombie war and a time jump.

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According to sources, Episode 401 — penned by new showrunner Scott M. Gimple — currently bears the title, “30 Days Without an Accident.”

What does it mean?! Herewith are some possible interpretations (some obvious, some less so):

* The show will skip ahead at least one month following the events of the Season 3 finale.

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* Rick’s controversial decision to relocate the denizens of Woodbury to the prison is paying off on the safety front (i.e. 30 days without a zombie attack). It’s also creating a…

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Maniac (2012) Review

Guess what’s now available on VOD?  Ha-hah!  The Maniac remake is! Watched it starting at 12:01 AM Friday morning, and if you saw the original on VHS like I did, you’ll be pleasantly (if that’s the word) surprised. I kept hoping they wouldn’t fuck the final scene (the one from the original Maniac pictured above in the ‘feature image’) up. Nope! They did not! Nicotero-Berger took over from Tom Savini on the PRACTICAL EFX and paid full tribute. Our review to follow- here’s Rob Nelson’s on Variety.com.