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Explaining The Oscar Best Picture Gaffe

The only headlines in the wake of tonight's Oscars ceremony have been regarding the unprecedented Best Picture gaffe in which "La La Land" was wrongly named the film of the year before, several minutes into the acceptance speech, "Moonlight"...

The 2017 Oscar Winners List: Updated

The full winners of this year's Academy Awards have been announced following a moment that will always be remembered for its ending in which confusion led to the Best Picture winner being awarded incorrectly to "La La Land" before...

Five Studios Now Pushing For Premium VOD

Disney now appears to be the sole exception as Variety reports at least five of the major studios are pushing forward with plans for a premium VOD service soon. Warner Bros. Pictures and Universal Pictures have reportedly been the most...

Carnahan Talks His R-Rated “Uncharted” Film

In January, "The Grey" and "Narc" writer/director Joe Carnahan revealed that the script for the film based on the "Uncharted" video game series had been completed. Carnahan was also originally slated to helm the film but had to bow out...

Heaps Of “Kong: Skull Island” Photos, Clips

Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures have released several clips and over three dozen photos from Jordan Vogt-Roberts' upcoming "Kong: Skull Island". The film follows a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island...

First Photos: Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled”

Though summer is a time of blockbusters, there's also the occasional arthouse or indie feature. This year it's one of the most anticipated films of all with Sofia Coppola's remake of the 1970s feature "The Beguiled". Today the first...

Why Trek’s DS9 & Voyager Will Never Be HD

When it comes to restorations of film and TV, there are gold standards - and then there's "Star Trek: The Next Generation". The most popular of the "Star Trek" spin-offs, TNG underwent a $12 million multi-year restoration that...

James Cameron On Oscar Blockbuster Bias

James Cameron is one of those rare filmmakers who makes big budget spectacle films which have massive box-office appeal, whilst at the same time has seen two of those works win multiple Oscars - "Titanic" and "Avatar". He's an exception...

The 2017 SAG Award Winners

It was the Producers Guild last night, tonight the Screen Actors Guild held its 23rd annual SAG Awards in Los Angeles. The film acting awards had some surprises. The ensemble cast award went to "Hidden Figures" rather than "Moonlight,"...

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival Winners

This year's Sundance Film Festival has come to a close and at the fest's annual awards show the winners have been announced. "I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore" took the top honor of the U.S. Dramatic Grand...

Cameron Not A Fan Of Recent “Alien” Films

The "Alien" franchise has been something of an odd duck. Both Ridley Scott's 1979 original and James Cameron's 1986 sequel are considered more than just sci-fi classics, they're frankly two of the greatest films of all time. ...

VOTD: The DCEU Character Problem

A few months back Youtube content creator Patrick (H) Willems came up with a video essay that got a lot of people talking. In it he explored the ubiquitous bland look of the Marvel Studios films and how,...

3D TV Is Now Officially Dead

Just under a decade ago, 3D made a big comeback in cinemas with the likes of "Avatar" showing how to do it right, and "Clash of the Titans" how to do it wrong. It was a novelty that,...

The 2017 Oscar Nominations

This year's Oscar nominations took a different approach, skipping the press conference and doing a twenty minute pre-taped direct streaming broadcast live this morning. "La La Land" led the field with fourteen nominations followed by eight for "Moonlight" and "Arrival,"...

A Mixup Led To The Ending Of “Se7en”

Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker wrote "Seven" back in the early 1990s and at the time "Christmas Vacation" director Jeremiah Chechik was slated to helm. Chechik requested numerous changes from Walker, including ditching the now famous ending with 'the...

Garth Franklin’s Best Films Of 2016

2016 proved a bumper year that, though having very few true standouts, had a quite high average in terms of the quality of films in pretty much every category except for blockbusters. Animation, foreign language films, horror, animation,...

The 2017 Golden Globe Winners

The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards are now underway at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association handing out honors. "La La Land" swept the awards, its seven nods making it the most honored film...

New “Justice League,” “Pirates,” “Alien” Photos

USA Today have published their 2017 film preview guide this weekend and included high-res new stills from several major films including "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," "Justice League," "Transformers: The Last Knight," "Dunkirk," "Alien Covenant,"...

Streaming Finally Eclipses Disc Sales In 2016

Trade organisation Digital Entertainment Group has released figures for U.S. home entertainment spending for 2016 and two big trends have emerged in these annual numbers collecting figures from studios and retailers on a quarterly basis. First up, disc sales...

First Photos From Duncan Jones’ “Mute”

The first photos are out from "Moon" and "Source Code" filmmaker Duncan Jones' long gestating dream project "Mute" which is currently in production. Set in Berlin in 2052, Alexander Skarsgard stars as a mute bartender who lost the...

VOTD: “Arrival” Boasts More VFX Than You Realise

The best kind of visual effects are the ones that often go unnoticed. Aliens, monsters, fantasy landscapes, spaceships and resurrected co-stars are all about making bringing something fantastical into the everyday. Wire removal, digital set extensions and...

Metacritic’s Top Films, Shows, Games of 2016

With all of 2016's films now out in U.S. theaters, Metacritic.com has revealed what films, games and TV shows were the best of the year based on the aggregate scores of the top critics. I've divided the lists into...

Winter 2017 TV Premiere Dates

With the new year comes a busy time for TV as a bunch of cable shows use the first quarter of the year to launch, while various other key network shows return from hiatuses be they a few weeks...

DH 2017: Bookmarks, Anniversary & More

2017 marks not just a new year but January also the official 20th anniversary of Dark Horizons itself. Though a very early incarnation of the site began in April 1996 devoted to one franchise, the current site...

“Deadpool” Is 2016’s Most Pirated Film

Following their publication of the most downloaded TV series of 2016, Torrent Freak has now published the list of the most pirated movies of the year on public torrent sites. Not unsurprisingly, "Deadpool" came out on top in a...

VOTD: The Epidemic Of Passable Movies

2016 has been a strange year for filmgoing. In indie circles, the overall standard has been high but there's been few real standouts beyond a handful which are now in awards contention. In major studio film circles, the problem...

The Most Pirated TV Series Of 2016

The first of the annual piracy lists has hit today, this one taking into consideration the most pirated TV series of the year. TorrentFreak published the results which indicates piracy figures for TV episodes are about on par with...

VOTD: “Batman v Superman” Visual FX Featurette

It is one of the year's biggest box-office earners, and though critically slammed upon release has managed to claw some credibility back with the ultimate edition cut on home video. However you cut it though, Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman:...

455 Scripted U.S. Series On The Air In 2016

It appears we haven't hit 'Peak TV' just yet as new research from FX, the cable network whose president John Landgraf coined the term 'Peak TV', suggests it will be in 2017 we will reach the benchmark of 500...

First Official Photos From “Blade Runner 2049”

In the wake of this week's announcement trailer, the first official photos from the Denis Villeneuve-directed "Blade Runner" sequel have now emerged online via Entertainment Weekly. The shots include Ryan Gosling as K, a new Blade Runner, who must track...

Teaser Trailer: Bong Joon-Ho’s “Okja”

No “Star Wars: Original Editions” Coming

The “X-Men” Films Will Include Mr. Sinister

“Avatar” Sequels Shoot Begins August

The New “Samurai Jack” Is Very Much The End

Mahershala Ali Has Two Roles In “Alita”

Stephen Moyer Joins FOX’s “X-Men” Series

Cumberbatch Joins Showtime’s “Melrose”

Nearly Two Dozen New “Iron Fist” Photos

Vera Farmiga Joins The “Godzilla” Sequel

“LEGO Movie 2” To Be A Space Musical?

News Bits: Beguiled, Beauty, Circus, Rangers

New “Guardians Vol. 2” Full Trailer Teased

“Middle-earth: Shadow of War” Game Trailer

Amazon Picks Up “Fortitude” S2

Explaining The Oscar Best Picture Gaffe