All posts tagged: The Walking Dead

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Being Lee DeWyze: Singer, Songwriter, Director, Puppeteer

Lee DeWyze isn’t the first person to hear the soon-to-be-disproven words, “your life is about to change forever” on a reality TV show, nor will he be the last. It is what it is, a short term boost of name recognition. You do your best to make the most of your time in the spotlight. For DeWyze, the afterglow meant business as usual. He toured clubs and released two records on an indie prior to his TV tenure. In 2013, he returned to indie with a fourth album, Frames, on Vanguard and is still touring to this day. One Frames single, ‘Stay Away’, is a duet with Katie Stevens who subsequently went on to reinvent herself as a bonafide TV star on MTV’s hit series, Faking It (the first worthwhile thing to air on MTV since the demise of 120 Minutes). For the next single, DeWyze reinvented himself as a director, co-helming the utterly charming video for ‘Fight’. This Being John Malkovich-worthy clip won the “Best Music Video” award at the LA INDIE Film Festival. POPDOSE caught up with Lee on the eve …

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10 Movies…That Are Remakes of Classic Horror Films

Horror movies derive most of their power and enjoyment (you sicko) from a combination of novelty and surprise.The novelty: how the filmmakers will have this particular bad guy stalk and kill the good guys. The surprise: OHMYGODLOOKOUTBEHINDYOUDREWBARRYMORE! Nevertheless, because horror movies are eternally popular, Hollywood remakes the biggest ones, as they would any genre of film. However, horror movies also boast extremely devoted and defensive cult bases, so time will tell if this weekend’s Evil Dead reboot is as good as Sam Raimi’s original 1981 classic, despite Sam Raimi’s seal of approval and active involvement. Here then are 10 more notable horror remakes. Friday the 13th (2009) There was once a rumor that they were going to eventually make 13 Friday the 13th movies. But after sending camp drowning victim/supernatural hockey mask-wearing murderer Jason Vorhees to space, hell, and Freddy Krueger, the franchise ran out of steam at 11 movies. So in 2009 they rebooted the franchise by remaking the original 1980 film, set at the proven horror setting of a summer camp full of …

Comics Review: “iZombie: Dead to the World”

What kind of pretty girl gets a job digging graves?  The answer is simple; the kind of girl who needs to know where fresh bodies are buried.  Zombies are hugely popular right now.  In comics, Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore spearheaded the zombie movement with The Walking Dead, their tale of the survivors of a zombie apocalypse.  Kirkman’s take is certainly a more traditional view of the mindless, hungry zombies who quite literally only think with their stomach.  Kirkman shows the zombies as an unthinking plague, ravishing the world.  But zombies can’t be all that bad, can they?  There has to be one or two around who do more than eat brains and moan incessantly, aren’t there? In iZombie: Dead to the World, Gwen is that zombie.  She’d rather hang out with her friends, mostly a ghost and a were-terrier than eat brains of the recently dead. But while she’d rather believe that she’s a normal, living young woman, she is a zombie and once a month, she needs to feed on a brain to …

TV Review: “The Walking Dead”

In The Walking Dead, writer/director Frank Darabont (who is also an executive producer) crafted a gripping, horrific and intensely emotional episode of television. Moreover, he has taken an epic film approach to the the storytelling, setting in motion several storylines that will keep audiences glued to their televisions throughout the course of the first season.