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Sophisticult Cinema Episode 26: "Gravity"

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Alfonso Cuaron makes "Apollo 13" look like a stroll in the park...

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Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" will hit theaters this weekend and it's sure to cause mass hysteria for all those astrophobics out there. Not only is it going to scare, thrill and surely endear even more people to Sandra Bullock's life plights, but the movie has been garnering such early critical adulation that place it square in the catbird seat for Oscar contention. For a thriller with such a simple premise it's quite an interesting level of hype; though Alfonso Cuarón has always been a fascinating and accomplished director so all merit may be deserved.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday January 14th, 2013

Brad Bird, the guy who directed "Iron Giant" and "Ratatouille" has gotten himself a December 19, 2014 release date for his new flick "1952". No real word on what the alien encounter type film will be about but George Clooney is attached to star so honestly who really cares what it's about. George Clooney. The guy craps ladies underwear. I have no idea what that means.

I have no idea what "Smiley" is about but I've seen the damn slasher from the flick all over the place. Well I mean not like out walking around or anything but on sites and stuff. I'm not crazy. Well the flick is finally finding its way onto DVD on February 12th. If I did see him in public I think I'd tell him to take off his silly mask and maybe we could enjoy some lunch together. I think we would split some wings or something.

A new show titled "They Came Back" looks to be coming to the mighty US sometime in the near future. The show is based on a French movie and TV series and focuses on a group of people trying to find their way home who also happened to have been dead for 7 years. FremantleMedia Enterprises has picked up the rights to the project and I would say if they change one thing about the show it's the whole french thing. They should definitely make everyone speak English.

Good news every half naked girl on twitter who calls themselves "Penny Dreadful", you're about to get a crap load more followers. Sam Mendes and John Logan, the guys behind "Skyfall" are confirmed to be creating a new show for Showtime with that name. The series will place some of the literary world's most famous monsters in Victorian London. I don't know if it would happen but how fun would it be if they put them all in one apartment together? So you know Dr. Frankenstein uses all the toothpaste and Dr. Jekyll looses his shit over it.

In Real People News: 

A convicted Illinois sex offender is under arrest again after he was found wandering the halls of a local school "looking for young boys". Here's the kicker though, it wasn't even his fault. According to him Justin Bieber is telepathically telling him to seek out his prey. Makes the spirit of Dom DeLuise telling me to eat pie all the time not seem so bad.

Necessity is the mother of invention my friends. Proof of this can be found down in Florida where you can meet a woman who was being confronted by a cop, because she had just stabbed her boyfriend for not giving up his food stamps, and decided to throw a cat at him. I like to think there was some confusion down at the station when trying to figure out what the fine for assault with a feline is.

Snapshots: "From Dusk Till Dawn" - 1996

Remember the days before Clooney cared about Oscars?

Horror Headlines: Wednesday January 5th, 2011

Gareth Edwards recently made waves with his low budget success "Monsters". Legendary Pictures was so impressed with his bargain barrel monster effects, they've now tapped the director to helm their "Godzilla" remake. Sure, Edwards proved himself a decent director but, we all remember how the last American "Godzilla" remake turned out, don't we?

If you didn't hate the poorly named McG already, prepare to set your phasers to loathe. The director has stepped in to take over the troubled "Ouija" board movie. Yes, a movie on the crappy Hasbro board game.

George Clooney is going to return to his horror roots as he signs on to star in the serial killer thriller "The Monster of Florence".

I've long thought that the classic Grimm Fairy Tale "Hansel and Gretel" lacked sexiness. Thank god Gemma Artetron and Jeremy Renner have signed on for "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters".

In Real People News: 

How many times have you had this conversation? "Mom... can I ask you a question?" "Sure dear, ask me anything!" "Do you ever get that...not so fresh feeling?" "I used to dear, but now I just head down to the spa for my vaginal steam bath!" Nothing says "fresh" like squatting over of a piping hot cup of mugwort tea!

Two clowns were found dead in Mexico, victims of a vicious drug gang hit.

On this day in history: 

1981 - The Yorkshire Ripper, murderer of 13 women, is arrested. Peter Sutcliffe concentrated mostly on hookers, but still managed to terrorize mainstream England in the late 1970's and early 1980's.

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