10 Horror Movies That Provoked Physical Illness

By David Zou

It’s no secret that some movies have had controversy surrounding them since the day they were released, and the main culprits are horror movies. For decades, creators of horror have tried to out-do each other on gore, jump-scares and generally getting in to viewer’s heads, and many have been accused of more.

From vomiting and fainting in the cinema to miscarriages and more, horror movies have a lot to answer for. Upon hearing the stories of people that have seen them, many would just disregard the idea of watching them altogether, or do so with caution and near a toilet. Of course, it’s very difficult to write about something that hasn’t had your full attention… which brings us here. To a list of horrors that have a bit of a reputation for themselves. Need I say spoiler alert?

10. Gerald’s Game (Mike Flanagan, 2017)

The scene in question – The main character skins her hand to get out of handcuffs.

The accusation – Caused people to faint.

Gerald’s Game is a recent psychological horror that really tries to play with the mind. When we think of Stephen King with think of jump-scares, creepy things in the night and blood, and if you go in with that mindset you’re in for a bit of a disappointment.

Starting out as a loving, well-intentioned, romantic getaway to refuel the fire in their sex life, Gerald and Jessie arrive at their destination. No neighbours, no workers, no distractions. This quickly turns into a game that Jessie doesn’t want to play, and disturbing childhood memories come flooding back. Being handcuffed to the bed in an attempted sexy manner, there isn’t much she can do when her husband suddenly dies of a heart attack. It’s suggested that this is a result of the over-use of Viagra.

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From:: Taste Of Cinema

The 10 Manliest Movies of All Time

By Chris van Dijk

For this list, the usual suspects had to be rounded up: The Duke, Lee Marvin, Sly Stallone, The Governator, Bruce Willis, Walter Hill, Clint Eastwood, and all the rest of these awesome bastards. Being an action buff myself, so many films came to mind when assembling this list. You can’t really do the subject justice with just 10 films, but I did my best.

I decided to make the list diverse. There’s a western in here, a war movie, a buddy-cop action movie, a one-man army movie, even a badass historical epic. It needed to be filled with a few films that even pretentious film buffs could enjoy. They wouldn’t feel guilty watching an excessively violent film because the dialog would be great and/or the cinematography would be stunning.

The list needed a few films with awesome one-liners, but it also needed some grit. It couldn’t be all schlocky, there had to be some poignancy too. Most of all, the list needed to be filled with films about male friendship, the close bond that men can have amidst the fire and brimstone.

The comment section will surely be filled with great choices. I didn’t want to make too many obvious choices, though I’m sure that most manly men out there have seen all of them. If you haven’t, go check them out with a few mates and I hope you’ll have much as fun as I did.

10. Rambo: First Blood 2

“Rambo: First Blood 2” is a hilarious sequel to the understated “First Blood.” While “First Blood” was a solemn and touching indictment on the treatment of veterans, “Rambo 2” is pure 80’s action schlock- and there’s nothing wrong with that, of course. It’s indicative of Stallone’s period in his career, something even more evident in his Rocky → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema

Think Tank Video Tripod Manger 44 Review

By Matthew Allard ACS

The Think Tank Video Tripod Manager 44 was unveiled towards the end of 2017 and it immediately garnered my interest. When it comes to good tripod bags that are designed…

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From:: News Shooter

RØDE AI-1 reviewed: welcome to the home studio

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Erik Vlietinck)

RØDE AI-1 reviewed: welcome to the home studio

RedShark Review: The already crowded audio interface market welcomes a new competitor with RØDE’s release of the AI-1, its first audio interface for home studio recording.

  • Audio Interface
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  • RØDE
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    From:: RedShark News

    2018 Directors Guild of America Film Nominations

    By Staff

    Feature Film Director Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Mr. del Toro’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: J. Miles Dale Production Manager: Dennis Chapman First Assistant Director: Pierre Henry Second Assistant Director: Tyler Delben Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird (A24) Ms. Gerwig’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Lila Yacoub, Danielle Blumstein, Jamin […]

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    From:: BLT News

    Wedding photographer’s work lambasted by clients in detailed 30-page report

    A dissatisfied newlywed couple in Hong Kong have reportedly published a 30-page report that extensively details the various issues they have with photos taken by their wedding photographer.

    The critique, which was released on Chinese social media and later published in a report by DCFever, is said to be written like a lab report, including highlighted explanations of alleged issues in individual images. Many of the images even included a rule-of-thirds overlay with specific compositional mistakes pointed out.

    According to DCFever’s video, the critique was “leaked” onto social media, where it has since been heavily discussed. Complaints reportedly include overexposed backgrounds and framing issues, with some commentators agreeing and others backing the photographer by saying that the photos hadn’t yet been retouched.

    It is unclear based on DCFever’s written report whether the photos had been retouched before the couple received them, and whether the photographer was paid for their work. But if you want to see the full report for yourself, DCFever published several screenshots with thumbnails of the alleged wedding photos… for better or worse.

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    From:: DPreview

    DP Rachel Morrison on Mudbound, Her Ideal Extinct Film Stock and Using Waveform Monitors

    By Matt Mulcahey

    In Mudbound, a friendship between two returning soldiers – one white (Garrett Hedlund) and one black (Jason Mitchell) – sets a pair of neighboring farming families on a path to tragedy in post-World War II Mississippi. For cinematographer Rachel Morrison (Fruitvale Station, the upcoming Black Panther), filmic references for the harshness of agrarian life in the Jim Crow South were few and far between considering the Hollywood studio offerings of the era were preoccupied with propagandistic war movies and opulent musicals. Instead, Morrison looked to the Depression-era photography commissioned by the Farm Security Administration – specifically the work of Gordon […] → continue…

    From:: Filmmaker Magazine

    AT&T won’t sell the Huawei Mate 10 in the US over political concerns

    Chinese device manufacturer Huawei was widely expected to announce its first distribution partnership for a flagship smartphone in the US with carrier AT&T at CES this week. However, the carrier pulled out of the agreement at the last minute for reasons that are not entirely clear, though there is some interesting speculation.

    According to a report by the New York Times, it appears Huawei’s strong ties with the Chinese government and a fear of espionage have played an important role in the decision. This means that Huawei yet again won’t have an opportunity to compete eye-to-eye with its main rivals Apple and Samsung in the US, as its flagship device Mate 10 Pro will only be available to buy online, through retailers such as Amazon or Best Buy.

    If you live in the US and are not so concerned about Chinese espionage, the Mate 10 Pro is definitely worth a closer look. With a 6-inch 18:9 OLED screen, Kirin 970 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and its Leica-branded 12MP dual camera setup, it’s firmly placed in the high-end bracket of the market. That’s a lot smartphone for the $800 retail price.

    Oh, and its camera is also one of the best among the current crop of flagship phones.

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    From:: DPreview

    ADG Gallery 800 Presents “The Golden Brush: A Tribute To Duncan Alanson Spencer” Honoring The Legendary Motion Picture Scenic Artist

    By Admin

    HOLLYWOOD

    Duncan Alanson Spencer (1911-1999), the legendary Scenic Artist behind some of Hollywood’s greatest films, will be honored by the Art Directors Guild Gallery 800(ADG, IATSE…

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    From:: Shoot OnLine

    We’re Not Convinced an EOS 7D Mark III is Coming in 2018

    By Canon Rumors We sent this information out last week in our newsletter and we haven’t received any further clarity about the Canon EOS 7D Mark III. There has been a lot of unfocused chatter about an EOS 7D Mark III recently, and in my experience, that’s not a good thing. Our best source is telling us that … → continue…

    From:: Canon Rumors

    Autel unveils the EVO drone, a serious competitor for the DJI Mavic Pro

    Autel Robotics released something pretty exciting at CES this week, although it’s stayed (ironically enough) somewhat under the radar so far. Meet the EVO: a folding, portable drone that looks like it could be the first serious competitor for DJI’s extremely popular Mavic Pro.

    When DJI first introduced the Mavic Pro—and later bumped up the battery live with the Mavic Pro Platinum—the company liked to say it had “revolutionized personal flight.” The thing is, DJI kind of had a point: the Mavic Pro was both extremely portable and extremely capable, opening up the joys of droning to a whole new range of potential consumers.

    But with the debut of the Autel EVO, DJI might want to watch its back.

    At first, the EVO seems like an almost shot-for-shot remake of the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum. The folding drone looks very similar, both sport a 3-axis gimbal, both boast intelligent flight modes and obstacle avoidance, they both offer 30 minutes of flight time, and both feature a max operating distance of 4.2 miles (7 km).

    Where the EVO manages to rise above (see what I did there…) the Mavic Pro Platinum is exactly where it counts: in the camera and remote control department.

    The stabilized camera can shoot at 4K/60p (DJI maxes out at 4K/30p) and the remote comes with a built-in 3.3 inch OLED screen that gives you a live feed at up to 720p—no need to plug your phone into your drone’s remote controller. Finally, the EVO also maxes out at a speed of 20 meters per second (44 miles per hour), which is just a hair faster than the Mavic Pro can handle.

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    From:: DPreview

    Mother! – A Triumph of Production Design and Editing

    By Scott Essman

    “When I read the script, I had never read anything close to that in my life,” revealed Phillip Messina, production designer on Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!, a project of great debate amongst cineastes as to its allegorical leanings. Concerning a young wife, played by Jennifer Lawrence, and her xenophobic […]

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    From:: BLT News

    Sony a9 firmware 2.00 brings improvements to continuous AF and more

    Sony has released firmware version 2.00 for its flagship a9 mirrorless camera. The most notable improvements are to continuous AF, with the company claiming enhanced performance while tracking as well as more stability when zooming.

    Speaking of stability, the firmware should bring general bug fixes and reliability enhancements, and the overheating warning function is more accurate, according to Sony.

    There are also a number of improvements related to metadata which you can find in the press release below. The firmware update is now available for download.

    Press Release

    Firmware version 2.00 provides the following benefits:

    Continuous AF Enhancements:

    • Enhanced performance of continuous auto focus on moving subjects
    • Enhanced stability of the AF-C when zooming

    Added Functions:

    • Adds the function to assign Protecting images to custom Key
    • Adds the function to transfer (FTP) protected files at once
      Note: Only for images protected using version 2.00 or higher.
    • Displays wired LAN MAC address
    • Inputs IPTC metadata to files
      Note: IPTC information must be created beforehand using the IPTC Metadata Preset software.
    • Inputs camera serial number to metadata

    Other Improvements:

    • Improves operational stability
    • Improves accuracy of the overheating warning function

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    From:: DPreview

    Manfrotto Manufacturing Tour

    By Jon Fauer Lino Manfrotto was a photo journalist, based in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. He worked for Il Gazzettino and Il Giornale di Vicenza and also did industrial and advertising photography. By the late 1960s, he realized that his photo equipment was cumbersome, heavy and slow. There were many studio lights on the market, but Lino saw that they neglected the basic necessities. So, with the help of a colleague, Lino made his first product: a lightweight and a rugged lighting stand that extended high enough to be practical. Download our 11-page PDF Report of the Factory Visit to Manfrotto Manufacturing in Feltre. read more… → continue…

    From:: FD Times

    Review: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III by TCSTV

    By Canon Rumors The Camera Store does some of my favorite reviews, I think they do some of the most objective reviews out there. The have completed their field test review of the polarizing new PowerShot flagship the PowerShot G1 X Mark III. Watch the video review above. → continue…

    From:: Canon Rumors