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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...

The Best Movie Trailers Of 2016

Each year, thousands of movie trailers go online to promote films ranging from the largest of major studio tentpoles designed for all audiences, to the smallest indies that might be lucky enough to end up on a VOD service. They...

The “Rogue One” Critical Reviews Are In

The embargo is now over on "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" reviews and the verdicts are in. Currently holding an 83% and average rating of 7.6/10 on Rotten Tomatoes, the verdict is very good for the "Star...

Young Madonna Film Tops This Year’s Black List

The annual 'Black List' of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood has arrive for 2016 with Elyse Hollander's "Blonde Ambition" easily topping it with forty-eight votes. That film is set in 1980s New York as singer Madonna struggles...

The 2017 Golden Globe Nominations

The nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards were annouced on Monday morning from the Beverly Hilton Hotel by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. On the film front "La La Land' lead the pack with seven nominations followed by...

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Trailer Photos

Following the release last night, you can check out screen captures galore below from both of the first trailers for Sony and Marvel's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" that went online shortly after the domestic version debuted on "Jimmy Kimmel Live". The trailers...

Early Film Rentals May Hit iTunes Soon

The future of film distribution, long overdue some would say, could finally be arriving soon as Bloomberg reports that much earlier film rentals may be coming to iTunes with major blockbusters potentially hitting the service as early as two...

VOTD: Snyder’s DC vs. Star Wars Mashup

Throughout the production of his DC universe films, director Zack Snyder has been quite clear about his love for all things "Star Wars" and has had some fun with images mashing up elements from that galaxy far, far away...

VOTD: “Mission Impossible: Mummy Protocol”

With the release of the teaser trailer for Universal's "The Mummy" reboot hitting this week, many made the comment that aside from the supernatural elements it could easily have been a trailer for another entry in the "Mission: Impossible"...

“Suicide Squad” Eviscerated In Honest Trailer

Despite the box-office success with a $745 million worldwide haul, David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" will be looked back on with caution. From extensive reshoots, tonal changes and plenty of studio interference and over-management, the final product was messy and just...

2017 Sundance Film Festival Line-Up

This year's Sundance Film Festival line-up has been announced with the tirles from the U.S. Dramatic, World Dramatic, U.S. Documentary, World Documentary and NEXT categories revealed ahead of the festival itself which takes place in mid-late January. Highlights include "Queen...

Netflix Downloads Now Available

Finally, Netflix has confirmed that downloads are now available for members worldwide in addition to the ability to stream series and films. In order to do so, the Netflix app must be updated to the most recent version...

Garfield Left Heartbroken By “Spider-Man”

Looking back in reflection, "The Amazing Spider-Man" films will likely become a forgotten era of the webslinger - sandwiched between the immensely popular Sam Raimi films and the now Marvel controlled-era. There's little doubt though that the best...

Dark Horizons Cyber Monday Sales – Final Hours

The last day of sales, Cyber Monday, is here and your last chance to grab bargains. The biggest discounts you'll see all year in electronics, computers, films, TV boxsets and console games are still happening, but they're finishing up...

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