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'Resident Evil: Afterlife' star Milla Jovovich sure likes to point guns. But which way is best?

Milla Jovovich points a lot of firearms in this weekend’s zombie thriller four-quel Resident Evil: Afterlife. Let us count the ways:

But which way is best? Let’s vote! READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll (take two): Scariest film from the past 10 years?

The-Last-Exorcism-2Image Credit: Patti PerretThe really scary thing about yesterday’s “Scariest film from the past 10 years?” lunchtime poll was the righteous anger of commenters at the fact that we hadn’t included their favorite movie on the ballot. And it wasn’t just the absence of Paranormal Activity that ticked people off. A lot of you were disgusted by the absence of The Strangers amongst the five choices, while even more readers were aghast that we had left off The Descent. There were also write-in votes for The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Hostel, The Mist, The House of the Devil, and an array of foreign language frighteners including [REC], the unforgettably twisted Martyrs, and the Guillermo del Toro-produced The Orphanage, whose virtues I was extolling just yesterday.

As a diehard horror fan myself, I’m hugely heartened by commenters’ enthusiasm for their personal fright faves (and that no one has mentioned Twilight), even as I fret that readers are right now gathering, angry villagers-style, to light torches and storm EW Towers. To stop that happening, we’ve decided to run the poll again with a much-expanded list. Your “Choke on ‘em!” choices are below.

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Lunchtime Poll: Scariest film from the past 10 years?

New 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' clips: Milla Jovovich takes the plunge

It’s 9:30 a.m., and Milla Jovovich has already cloned herself, gunned down droves of bad guys, and detonated a pack of zombies while gracefully swinging a few hundred feet on an electrical cable — or at least she has in these two new clips (watch below!) from the upcoming 3-D bonanza, Resident Evil: Afterlife, out Sept. 10. What have you accomplished so far today? READ FULL STORY

'Dylan Dog: Dead of Night' trailer: Do not touch the face!

Having not read the Dylan Dog comic book series, I can’t comment on whether the film, starring Brandon Routh as the “ace detective of the undead,” looks like a solid adaptation. I can just say that as Routh’s Dylan Dog fights to keep order between the worlds of vampires, werewolves, humans, and zombies, I hope they all respect the beauty of that face and leave it the way they found it. Also, watching the trailer (below), the body shop scene gave me a Beetlejuice vibe, while the vampire baddie Taye Diggs plays led me to believe that he really wanted to be in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie (the graveyard has a similar feel, no?) and TV series but wasn’t clever enough. That said, they had me at the shirtless shot. READ FULL STORY

'Dating in the Dark' season premiere: A photo recap

If you stuck it out for two hours of ABC’s Bachelor Pad, chances are you hung around for at least 30 seconds of the season premiere of Dating in the Dark. You remember this show, right? New cast each episode; three guys and three girls feel around in the darkness and occasionally converse to see if they like each other’s “personalities”? No? That’s probably for the best. This show is a total crapfest that I’m thinking can best be recapped via pictures. Ironic, don’t you think? Because they’re in the dark.

Natasha wins this week’s prestigious Best Euphemism for “Unemployed” award. READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll: What's so controversial about gay zombie porn?

gay-zombieAmericans are taught from an early age that Canadians are boringly nice Celine Dion fans and Australians are liberated hippie mer-people. Kids, the stereotypes are false! According to Reuters, the Australian Film Classification Board has banned the Canadian film L.A. Zombie from the Melbourne International Film Festival for the simple crime of featuring, quote, “alien zombies scouring Los Angeles for dead bodies and gay sex.” Prudes!

The film’s director, Bruce LaBruce, defends L.A. Zombie as “a movie that reaffirms life.” And how! According to the press kit available at the L.A. Zombie website, the film follows a blue-skinned alien zombie creature who wanders around Los Angeles, finding corpses from across the socioeconomic spectrum: “a white collar criminal, a gangbanger, a homeless junkie, a group of drug-addicted porn stars.” He resurrects all the dead men by – I’m sensing this is where the Aussies’ brains exploded – having sex with them. Of course, this might all just be the schizophrenic delusions of a buff homeless man. Also, L.A. Zombie will be released as both a softcore independent film and a hardcore porno.

What’s so weird about that? (See the NSFW trailer here.)

'The Walking Dead': Frank Darabont wants to make zombie TV for 20 years

Movie directors speaking passionately about their TV project gets me every time. See: Martin Scorsese waxing on about HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and now Frank Darabont discussing AMC’s The Walking Dead, based on the comic book by Robert Kirkman. MTV News visited the Atlanta set last month, and Darabont said he was sticking closely to Kirkman’s tome, about a group of survivors after a zombie apocalypse, but has given himself permission to find the “interesting detours.” “I’d like to do 20 years of zombie TV,” he said. “Every day I’m at the monitors and I’m going ‘This is really, really cool.'” Watching the video from the set visit below, we’d have to agree. Kirkman also describes his happiness with their collaboration, makeup effects artist Greg Nicotero details the tall, gaunt look he’s going for, and a woman in a purple blazer performs a classic zombie walk (at 1:54). See the video embedded below! READ FULL STORY

'Black Panther' exclusive first look: Djimon Hounsou in Marvel's animated comic

Djimon-HonsouImage Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.comMarvel’s Black Panther widely credited as the first-ever mainstream black comic book superhero — may not yet have his own feature film adaptation, but he is finally getting his own animated series. Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther? will premiere June 23 as a 12-episode weekly “motion comic” series on iTunes, Xbox Live, Microsoft Zune, and the PlayStation Network. Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) voices the title hero, also called T’Challa, the warrior king of the fictional African country of Wakanda, a resource-rich nation threatened with invasion by a cabal led by the assassin known as Klaw. (Because, in comics, why use the letter “C” when “K” is clearly much sexier?) Kerry Washington (Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Alfre Woodard (Desperate Housewives), and Carl Lumbly (Alias) also lend their voices to the project, as well as Black Panther’s creator, the inimitable Stan Lee.

After the jump, check out an exclusive first look at the trailer for the series. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead' walks right into my nightmares

walking-deadImage Credit: AMCOooh, The Walking Dead — the zombie series based on the revered comic books — is finally in production, and it looks like the make-up department spared no expense. At least Andrew Lincoln and Sarah Wayne Callies are playing non-zombie humans. You can see more photos on AMC’s site, and you can watch the full trailer below: READ FULL STORY

George A. Romero in 'Vanity Fair': Turns out, zombies do not eat brains

night_living_deadVanity Fair has up a great Q&A with horror movie master George A. Romero on the occasion of Survival of the Dead, his fifth sequel to his 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead. First off, Romero dispels the notion that zombies eat brains. While his many cinematic undead have feasted on flesh, he insists they’ve never sampled gray matter. Romero also makes the interesting point that movie zombies have gotten fleeter of foot — like in 28 Days Later and Zombieland — since the days of his lumbering, staggering monsters: He blames videogames for the new need for speed. Also? He’s really pissed that John Landis got to direct Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video instead of him. Zombies are back in vogue these days, but for me, Romero’s Dead is still the gold standard. Do you agree? Will you be catching Survival of the Dead?

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