Pay TV, Online Dominate Monaco’s 2016 Sportel Convention

NBC Sports Group, BBC and Canal Plus won awards at this week’s 2016 Sportel World Sports Marketing & Media Convention, which wrapped Thursday. Bursting out of his suit, ex-All Black Dan Carter attended to pick up a prize for his autobiography. But the real star of this year’s Sportel was digital media. 2016’s two biggest… Read more »

Hannah Farrell Promoted at David Thompson’s Origin Pictures

Hannah Farrell is to step up to the role of head of film and television at David Thompson’s Origin Pictures, whose credits include “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren. She replaces Ed Rubin, who is leaving the company for a new role elsewhere, which is expected to be announced next week. The company’s latest movie,… Read more »

Ambush Bug counts down the best horror films on AICN HORROR since last Halloween – Number 4!!!

Ambush Bug counts down the best horror films on AICN HORROR since last Halloween – Number 4!!!

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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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Pirates Lose Legal Battle Against Hollywood Studios in U.K.

The Motion Picture Assn., the international arm of the MPAA that protects the interests of Hollywood studios abroad, has won a legal bid in the U.K. to block access to 13 websites that carry pirated movies and TV shows. The blocks will go live in the next few days. The High Court orders, which fall… Read more »

‘Zeus’ Helmer-Scribe Miguel Calderon on Falcons, Humans and Relationships

MORELIA, Mexico – Mexico City-born Miguel Calderon, 45, is renowned for his work in a wide range of artistic media: From painting and sculpture to video and photography. Sometimes described as the ‘enfant terrible’ of contemporary art in Mexico, his work has even appeared in Wes Anderson’s “The Royal Tenenbaums.” Even though “Zeus” is his… Read more »

Naomie Harris to Receive Variety Award at British Independent Film Awards

The British Independent Film Awards has revealed that Naomie Harris will receive this year’s Variety Award at the ceremony on Dec. 4. The award recognizes a director, actor, writer or producer who has made a global impact and helped to focus the international spotlight on the U.K. Previous recipients of the award include Benedict Cumberbatch,… Read more »

Tokyo: Japanese Actress Keiko Matsuzaka Joins Chen Kaige’s ‘Kukai’

Veteran Japanese actress Keiko Matsuzaka (“The Sting of Death,” “The Happiness of the Katakuris”) has joined the cast of Chen Kaige’s Chinese-Japanese co-production “Kukai.” The film is now in production in China and scheduled for release in 2018. The period drama is based on a novel by Yumemakura Baku and stars Sometani Shota and Huang… Read more »