Altice’s SFR, Vivendi’s Canal Plus Set to Ramp Up Investment in French, European Films, Series

SFR, the French telco group owned by global giant Altice, is set to ramp up its investment in French content, said SFR CEO Michel Combe at a two-day conference organized by the French guild of authors, directors, and producers (ARP) which wrapped on Saturday. “I’m ready to finance French content. What we’ve started doing modestly… Read more »

China Box Office: ‘Mechanic’ Muscular as ‘Jack Reacher’ Flops

Jason Statham-starring action film “Mechanic: Resurrection” comfortably opened in top position at the Chinese box office. Its score was three times greater than Tom Cruise-starring “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.” “Mechanic 2” took $24.3 million in three days, ahead of Hong Kong-made Nicholas Tse-starring crime drama “Heartfall Arises,” which opened a day earlier on Thursday…. Read more »

Gone Is Gone – “Gift”

Gone Is Gone - "Gift"Gone Is Gone, the supergroup featuring members of Queens Of The Stone Age, Mastodon, and At The Drive-In, are following up this summer’s self-titled EP with a full-length debut entitled Echolocation. We’ve already heard one song, “Sentient,” and now they’ve shared another. Like “Sentient,” “Gift” premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show With Daniel … More »

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Preview: Who Does Negan Kill? Is It [Spoiler]?

SPOILER ALERT: Contains details of tonight’s Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe — you’ve been warned.
Edgar Allen Poe, America’s original master of the macabre, once wrote, “As no thought can perish, so no act is without infinite result.” With the guessing game reaching fever pitch, that certainly seems to be true Sunday’s Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead and the revelation of who dies from villain Negan’s barbed-wired-covered bat.


Louis C.K. Pays Tribute to the Late Kevin Meaney: He ‘Created the Idea That Comedy Could Mean Something’

Louis C.K. paid a heartfelt tribute to the late comedian Kevin Meaney, who died on Friday at the age of 60, with a remembrance sent to subscribers of his email list on Sunday. In the note, C.K. touted comedian Barry Crimmins’ new stand-up special on his website, and recalled coming up in the Boston comedy… Read more »

Drake Announces New Project More Life Out In December

DrakeTomorrow is Drake’s birthday, and tonight, he’s celebrating by hosting his Beats 1 show OVO Sound Radio. As Noisey reports, he kicked it off with some big news, announcing that he’s releasing a new project called More Life in December. Rather than an album or a mixtape, he’s simply calling it a “playlist,” intended … More »

Ambush Bug counts down the best horror films on AICN HORROR since last Halloween – Number #9!!!

Ambush Bug counts down the best horror films on AICN HORROR since last Halloween – Number #9!!!

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Logo by Kristian HornINTROWhat the $% is ZOMBIES & SHARKS?Greetings, all. Ambush Bug here. Happy Birthday to AICN HORROR which celebrates its sixth year in October! Always hoping to pass on new and exciting films for all of you ravenous readers, I have once again compiled a list counting down to my favorite horror film released since last October and covered in this here AICN HORROR: ZOMBIES & SHARKS column. Some of these films might be new to you since there isn’t a lot of horror in theaters these days. That said, there were more on this list that DID have a theatrical run than in previous years which means the horror genre does seem to be on the upswing. Some of these films have only seen the light of day on Video On Demand or simply go straight to DVD/BluRay or digital download. As far as how I compiled this list? Well, I simply looked over my AICN HORROR columns over the last year since October 1st, 2015 (which happens to be the birthday of this little column five years ago!) and worked and reworked the list until I had 31. No real method to my special brand of madness. We’ll be counting down every day until Halloween to my favorite horror film of the year. I’ll also provide a second film suggestion at the end of each post that is worth nothing or missed being on the list by a little bit for those who can’t get enough

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3 Ways AT&T-Time Warner Will Shake Up the Media Business (Guest Column)

If the Time Warner/AT&T merger passes regulatory scrutiny, a new level of scale will be required to compete in the media business. This will almost certainly force a new wave of consolidation. The combined entity will be a $300 billion-plus content and distribution giant. The next biggest, Disney, is one-half the size. Media giants that… Read more »

Rachel Weisz Leads A Chilly ‘Plenty’ Revival At The Public Theater – Review

Susan Traherne, the heroine of David Hare’s 1978 drama Plenty, is hard to love. She has a tendency to pop off on matters of social and political delicacy, an inconvenient trait for the wife of a British diplomat in the years following World War II. She exudes disappointment in a proscribed life with a weak man, neither of which can ever live up to the excitement and promise she felt as a courier in the Resistance during the war.
That disappointment has driven her to…