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“Dark Shadows” – Vampire History Featurette

Warner Bros. has put out a neat three-minute featurette to promote the upcoming “Dark Shadows” that looks at the history of vampires in cinema and specifically how this history inspired director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp on the project. “Dark Shadows” drops May 11 in theaters and IMAX.

Waxman: Joe Eszterhas’ “Jewish Braveheart” script bloody, rousing, Mel Gibson-esque

Mel GibsonOver at The Wrap, Sharon Waxman confirms what should be a surprise to no one: Joe Eszterhas’ script for Mel Gibson, which he had labeled a “Jewish Braveheart,” is relentlessly violent. Did anyone expect something different from the writer of Basic Instinct channeling the director of Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ, Apocalyptco, and a thousand violent girlfriend death fantasies?

The script, which Eszterhas titled M.C.K.B.I., is said by Waxman to be filled with brutal action scenes, grisly imagery, and heroic speechifying aplenty, very much a “Jewish Braveheart.”

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