Monthly Archives: May 2019

Are You Ready for Freddy? ICON: THE ROBERT ENGLUND STORY Coming Soon

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If you’ve seen the definitive Nightmare on Elm Street documentary Never Sleep Again, you’re well-versed in Robert Englund’s history with the franchise. But how much do you know about the Freddy Krueger actor’s entire career? Soon, you’ll be able to say you’re well-versed in his entire history and legacy as well.

From Cult Screenings, the folks who brought us the Fright Night documentary (You’re So Cool Brewster) and the upcoming RoboCop documentary (RoboDoc), Icon: The Robert Englund Story is coming soon.

“If anyone deserves this sort of recognition, then it’s Robert Englund,” says writer, producer, and co-director Gary Smart. “He has been a mainstay of horror cinema for nearly 40-years and without question has risen to the ranks in horror

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Van Jones on ‘The Redemption Project’ & Seeking Truth through Restorative Justice

the-redemption-project-van-jones-interviewAt a time when empathy and compassion seem to be lacking and cancel culture runs rampant, news commentator and political activist Van Jones is on a mission to seek the truth in its purest form, with the CNN series The Redemption Project. As someone who has spent about 25 years working on criminal justice issues, his incredible access to the U.S. prison system allows him to take viewers into the room as offenders come face-to-face with those impacted by their violent crimes, as part of the restorative justice process.

During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, show host Van Jones talked about how The Redemption Project came about, how deeply he was affected by the journeys in these eight episodes, why it’s hard not to get emotional himself, why it’s important to humanize both sides of each of these

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CRITICAL MASS: The read state: The best Arkansas history books reach beyond facts

History, like its poor relation journalism, has always been more art than science, an embarrassing fact for more prosaic practitioners and consumers who might insist history — or at least their history — is just the telling of how it was. (And their journalism is the telling of, as Howard Cosell would say, “like it is.”)

But most of us admit more nuance than that. Most of us would probably agree that history is not what happened, but what was written down. Every history, no matter how honest the historian, is blighted by choices innumerable and unavoidable. To sculpt a narrative, more must be chiseled away than maintained.

But just because a thing is forgotten doesn’t mean it didn’t matter. Some records are lost, some are never kept in the first place and myth and rumor might over time concatenate with human wishfulness. In the study of history, there is no objective

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Patricia Arquette: ‘I don’t want to play the ingenue for ever’

Patricia Arquette’s new US television true crime series, The Act, is as unsettling as it is fascinating. She portrays Dee Dee Blanchard, a mother now understood to have been suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, who faked her daughter Gypsy’s serious ailments, confining her to a wheelchair and subjecting her to unnecessary procedures and medications for more than 20 years. In real life, Dee Dee was murdered by Gypsy’s boyfriend and co-conspirator, Nicholas Godejohn, in 2015. Joey King (Gypsy) and Chloë Sevigny (neighbour Mel) are excellent in The Act, but it’s Arquette’s Dee Dee who holds the eye – one moment, a “devoted” mother, the next, brooding and calculating.

“I’d always been fascinated by Munchausen by proxy,” says Arquette, 51, when we meet at a central London hotel. “It was terrifying to me that parents would do this to their kids. I didn’t know this specific case, though. My

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‘We’re getting the results’: Michigan project seeks justice for LGBTQ victims of hate

Weathers is accused of shooting Stough, 36, during an altercation in the city’s Palmer Park neighbourhood on Dec. 7, 2018. In an interview with police, Weathers claimed Stough was trying to rob him and that he acted in self-defence. He also told them his gun went off accidentally. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office said evidence about the role of Stough’s gender identity in her death will be presented in court. 

Michigan’s constitution does not have explicit protections that cover discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Although perpetrators who commit violence against the LGBTQ community cannot be charged with a hate crime per se, Fair Michigan treats the cases as such.

“Because that’s what they are,” said Powell-Horowitz.

Podcast roundup: Our picks for the week, from Entitled Opinions to Switchblade Sisters and Broken Record

Harsh Pareek

May 26, 2019 09:05:00 IST

Podcasts have seen a rapid upsurge in popularity in recent years. From true crime to design, popular culture and modern relationships, fiction to in-depth reportage, podcasts have proliferated to the point where no matter how esoteric the subject, there’s bound to be a show that deals with it. Amid this cornucopia of audio delights, however, how do you pick the podcast that’s most worth your while? This

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11 True Crime Docos You Probably Haven’t Binged Yet

Are you all Jinxed out?Have you gone down ‘The Staircase’ already? If you’re looking for true crime stories that you haven’t seen already, we’ve got you covered.

EXPOSED: The Case of Keli Lane

Streaming on: iView

Synopsis: This digs into the case of Keli Lane, re-investigating every part of Keli’s version of the events that led to the disappearance of her baby Tegan and Keli’s eventual murder conviction. Caro Meldrum-Hanna leave no stone unturned.

The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway

Streaming on: hayu

Synopsis: In 2005, Natalee Holloway disappeared without a trace while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba. It’s was a massive, highly publicised case at the time, and Dr Phil got sued for defamation over his coverage of the case.

The Disappearance of Maura Murray
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Melanie Cheng, Chris Womersley, Rohan Wilson and more on what they’re reading in May

Melanie Cheng
Room For A Stranger

Tell us about your book. Meg Hughes is a 75-year-old unmarried pensioner who, after a lifetime of caring for others, finds herself alone in her family home with only her pet African grey parrot for company. Following a shocking home invasion, she joins a homeshare program in the hopes of finding a little companionship and security.

Andy Chan is a 21-year-old international student who is trying to make a home for himself in Australia but is struggling with his studies. When his father’s business in Hong Kong collapses and his parents can no longer afford the rent on his city apartment, he reluctantly moves in with Meg.

While on the surface Meg and

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Making A Murderer’s Dean Strang says true crime can be either ‘destructive’ or ‘thought-provoking’

SINCE MAKING A Murderer first aired in December 2015, US attorney Dean A Strang has been busy.

Having lost his anonymity after featuring in the Netflix documentary, his office has been batting at frequent media requests, he’s been asked to make countless guest appearances at universities across the world, including a guest lecture at the University of Limerick last year. This June, he’s to speak at the Dalkey Book Festival

Strang says taking part in the series had caused him to “think more broadly” about criminal justice issues, about whether justice is being served by the current system in the US, and to engage with other legal professionals from different disciplines and countries.

Even if you haven’t seen a single episode of Making A Murderer, the story is almost inescapable: Wisconsin man Steven Avery served 18 years in prison for the wrongful conviction of an attempted murder of a woman

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Pose’s Season 2 Trailer Dropped

Screenshot via Twitter @PoseFX

Pose just dropped the trailer for its second season, and we couldn’t be more excited.

FX’s celebrated series about the New York ballroom seen in the late 1980s has been acclaimed for celebrating queer people of color. The show, created by tv producing master Ryan Murphy (of Glee, American Horror Story, American Crime Story, and more), was nominated for two Golden Globes, a Gotham Award, a Writers Guild Awards, and a Broadcast Film Critics Award. Then, Pose won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series and the Peabody Award for Entertainment.

Now, all of that buzz around the first season has fans and industry members excited for the second one.

Last week, a teaser dropped for the second season the series and depicted leads Mj Rodriguez and Billy Porter in beautiful black and

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