Friday, October 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Since bidding farewell to the wizard that made him a household name, Daniel Radcliffe has been on a creative roll, appearing in indies that have challenged the actor and made critics see him in a new light. His performance in Horns (out this Friday) ranks as his most startling yet. Indiewire Managing Editor Nigel Smith sat down with Radcliffe in New York to discuss his upcoming horror-comedy hybrid adapted from Joe Hill's cult novel and directed by Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D, High Tension) and slew of other topics.
Below, please find a link to the full interview, as well as a few choice excerpts:
I'm not scared. I feel like we're lucky to live in a westernized predominantly very wealthy country, which obviously doesn't make us immune to any of those things. But, I'd be worried now if I were living in West Africa. I'm less worried to be in New York.
All the headlines last night were "Man in New York Gets Ebola." But he came from West Africa. He had just been there. It was reported obviously, but it was reported after the initial kind of 'let's just shake you up' news for a second. That's the thing. News is like anything is now. It's just a quest to find separation with your audience from all the other outlets around so any way you can try to get a start on them. I suppose you gotta do what you gotta do.
Well, I had a woman come up to me once with her husband in tow and tell me that her and her husband had one of those arrangements where if you meet this famous person, you can f**k them. She told me that I was on her list. Her husband was also there and I was like, "Hey! Hey fellow! Lovely to meet you darling, but you're not on my list I'm afraid." [Laughs]
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The Critically Acclaimed Documentary Dinosaur 13 Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD January 6 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment
When renowned paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world's greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime: the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever found. But during a 10-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes and competing paleontologists, they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur, but fighting for their freedom as well.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
- Deleted scenes
- "The Continuing Story of SUE" featurette
- "Fossil Whales of Peru" featurette
- "Complete Auction of SUE" featurette
- "How to Build a Dinosaur" featurette
American Film Market
In Santa Monica, CA
Bill Moseley, Kane Hodder,
Brandi Cyrus, Sheppard,
October 29th, 2014 - OLD 37, a psychological slasher about two brothers posing as paramedics, who intercept 911 calls in a retired old ambulance has partnered with Spotlight Pictures and will be heading to the American Film Market (AFM) this year. AFM will be taking place from November 5th through November 12th in Santa Monica, CA. Spotlight Pictures will be handling foreign sales of the film.
Fast paced and blood soaked, OLD 37 taps into the most basic human fear, vulnerability. The words "don't worry I'm a paramedic" will make you think twice before dialing 9-1-1, similar to what Jaws did with people going into the water. For more information on Old 37, please visit www.Old37TheMovie.com.
The film stars Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet) and Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses) as twisted brothers working together to exact revenge on careless teen drivers who may be responsible for their mother's hit and run death.
"I really liked the script for OLD 37 and I think my character John Roy is very interesting. I enjoyed working with my buddy Bill Moseley as his brother. Wait until you see how we push the boundaries of demented!" says Kane Hodder.
Bill Moseley had to add, "I'm really excited to be a part of OLD 37. I loved the script and the characters. It was great to work with my old friend Kane Hodder. We're convention buddies as well as having worked on several projects together like Fallen Angels and The Devil's Rejects. Our personal relationship played well as the two psychotic brothers slaughtering people in the OLD 37 ambulance."
Already featured by Fangoria, MTV, The Insider, J14 Magazine, DreadCentral, BloodyDisgusting, Hamptons Patch and more, the star cast includes Brandi Cyrus, (Hannah Montana, Zoey 101), Caitlin Harris (Secret Life of the American Teenager), Olivia Alexander (Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader, Killer Eye), Maxwell Zagorski, Maggie Keane Williams (Audition), Ben Schneider, Mindy White (States, Lydia), Sascha Knopf (Shallow Hal, Expiration Date) and more.
Old 37 features a performance from Aria nominated Australian rock band, Sheppard. The band, which performs live in a party scene in the film, also has 4 songs featured on the soundtrack. Each song is off their new debut full length Bombs Away, which premiered at #2 on the ARIA Charts and is certified gold. Sheppard recently signed with manager Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande), got signed to Universal Republic, and played on ELLEN. They currently have over 20 million streams on Spotify, putting them in the top 50 most played artists.
Other musicians featured on the Old 37 soundtrack include The Used, Circa Survive, Night Riots, States, Death On Two Wheels, Survival Guide, DariusTX, and Emii.
Written and produced by Paul Travers with producing partners, Carrie Alton, Evan Greenhill, Dayna Ghiraldi, music composed by Darius Holbert (Hobo With A Shotgun, World's Greatest Dad, Cedar Rapids) and executive produced by Steven Beer, this team is ready to bring the scares. And many of the scares will be provided by Brian Spears who is doing the FX and has worked on VHS, Beneath and Hellbenders, just to name a few.
Writer/Producer/Director Paul Travers will be on site at AFM available for interviews.
Monday, October 27, 2014
SYFY AND UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE EMMY NOMINEE CHARLES DANCE WILL STAR IN UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENT CHILDHOOD’S END
SYFY AND UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE EMMY NOMINEE CHARLES DANCE WILL STAR AS THE ALIEN OVERLORD KARELLEN IN UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENT CHILDHOOD’S END
SIX-HOUR MINISERIES WILL AIR ON SYFY IN 2015
NEW YORK – October 27, 2014 – Syfyand Universal Cable Productions today announced that Emmy nominee Charles Dance, whose numerous credits include Game of Thrones, Phantom of the Opera, Jewel in the Crown and Bleak House, will play the lead role of the alien Overlord “Karellen” in the upcoming six-hour miniseries Childhood’s End.
Adapted from Arthur C. Clarke’s classic novel, Childhood’s End will premiere on Syfy in 2015. Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords. Karellen (Dance), the ambassador for the Overlords, makes first contact with Earthling Ricky Stormgren. Karellen’s comforting words and amazing technological gifts quickly win humanity’s favor, beginning decades of apparent utopia at the cost of human identity and culture. However, his refusal to reveal his physical appearance and insistence on dealing only through Ricky have some people questioning whether his intentions are truly benevolent.
In making the announcement, Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Original Content, Syfy, said: “We are thrilled that Charles has picked Childhood’s End following his amazing work in Game of Thrones.”
Akiva Goldsman (Lone Survivor, A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend) and Mike DeLuca (Captain Philips, Moneyball, The Social Network) will serve as executive producers. Alissa Phillips (Moneyball, Mob City) is co-executive producer. Childhood’s End will be adapted by Matthew Graham (creator of BBC's Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes). Universal Cable Productions will be the studio.
The miniseries will be directed by Nick Hurran, who received an Emmy Award nomination for Sherlock and a Hugo Award nomination for Dr. Who.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Below, please find a link to the full interview, as well as a few choice excerpts:
You aren't doing many studio movies these days. "John Wick" was produced independently and acquired later by Lionsgate. Do you have a preference for indies over studio projects?
Not really. The last studio movie I did was "47 Ronin," but before that it had been a long time - probably "The Day the Earth Stood Still." So I haven't been getting many offers from the studios.
No, it sucks, but it's just the way it is. You can have positive and negative experiences, but what I like about studios are the resources and the worlds that they can create. Obviously, a lot of good filmmakers work on studio movies. Even when I was working on studio movies more often, I was always doing independent movies. So for me, that was just not happening, but I want to keep going, making things, and telling stories. I want to be able to do that - to be an actor, a director, to produce, you know? If we're going to do a delineation between studio and independent [films], I was always hoping to do both.
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Directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano
Starring Nick Damici & Ethan Embry
**OPENING NOVEMBER 21ST**
"A masterpiece of the werewolf genre." - Patrick Cooper, Bloody-Disgusting
"A howlin' good time." - Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
Directed by: Adrian Garcia Bogliano
Screenwriter: Eric Stolze
Cast: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Rutanya Alda, Tina Louise, Caitlin O’Heaney, Karen Lynn Gorney, Dana Ashbrook, Tom Noonan
Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one’s golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced into moving there by his yuppie son Will (Ethan Embry), the residents immediately take offense to Ambrose’s abrasive personality. But that take-no-prisoners attitude may be just what Ambrose needs to survive as it becomes clear that the attacks are being caused by creatures that are neither animal nor man, and that the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is hiding something truly sinister in its midst…
Following the release of his Here Comes The Devil, as well as his scene-stealing segment "B is For Bigfoot" in the horror anthology The ABCs of Death, Adriån Garcîa Bogliano cements his status as one of the top horror filmmakers coming out of Spain with LATE PHASES. In a bookend of sorts to his performance in the cult hit Stake Land, Nick Damici commands the screen here, coming on the heels of last year's Sundance vigilante thriller Cold In July and the critically acclaimed cannibal drama, We Are What We Are.
TRT: 95 minutes
LATE PHASES WILL BE RELEASED THEATRICALLY @ THE IFC CENTER IN NEW YORK STARTING NOVEMBER 21ST WITH SELECT THEATERS TO FOLLOW
Your costume is ready, the pumpkins are carved and there's a gallon of apple cider in the fridge. Now all you need to make All Hallow's Eve complete is a good horror movie. Fear not - just yet!
With Halloween just around the corner, we've summoned super fright films with enough vampires, zombies and slashers to keep your spine tingling long after your trick or treat candy has gone stale.
Here's just a tempting taste of the sinister experiences that await.
THE CORPSE VANISHES with BELA LUGOSI
Running Time: 64 Minutes Horror
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Luana Walters, Tristram Coffin
Directed By: Wallace Fox
A scientist, aided by an old hag and her two brutish sons, kills virgins and extracts gland fluids to keep his ancient wife alive and young.
HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL with VINCENT PRICE
Running Time: 75 Minutes Horror
Starring: Vincent Price, Carol Omart, Richard Long
Directed By: William Castle
An eccentric millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky house overnight with he and his wife.
Running Time: 80 Minutes Horror
Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea
Directed By: George A. Romero
A group of friends, stranded in a strange town, are forced to hide from bloodthirsty zombies on a rampage.
Running Time: 99 Minutes Horror
Starring: Kirstie Alley, Christoper Reeves
Directed By: John Carpenter
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG EXTENDED EDITION
A PRODUCTION OF NEW LINE CINEMA AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES,
THE NEWEST EPIC IN THE HOBBIT TRILOGY ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY 3DTM AND
BLU-RAY™ NOVEMBER 4TH FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Extended Edition Features a 25-Minute Longer Cut and
More Than Nine Hours of New Special Features
The Quest through Middle-earth continues in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson1, when the epic fantasy adventure is released as an Extended Edition on Bluray 3D and Blu-ray on November 4th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, this extended cut of the second film in The Hobbit Trilogy includes 25 minutes of extra film footage that extends individual scenes, making this the must-see, definitive version for fans. Both versions of the Extended Edition include more than nine hours of new bonus features that will enrich the experience of the Trilogy as fans gear up for the December 17 theatrical release of the third and final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Kristen Wiig And Bill Hader Star In The Skeleton Twins Arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand This December
SANTA MONICA, CA (October 21, 2014) - TV's "Saturday Night Live" costars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader "are magic together" (Spin) in the critically acclaimed comedy The Skeleton Twins, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand on December 16th. The movie will also be available on Digital HD starting December 2nd. The winner of Best Screenplay at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and described by Rolling Stone as "hilarious and heart-crushingly real," the film also stars Luke Wilson (Old School) and Ty Burrell (TV's "Modern Family"), is written by Craig Johnson (True Adolescents) & Mark Heyman (Black Swan) and is directed by Craig Johnson.
The Skeleton Twins follows Maggie (Wiig) and Milo (Hader), two estranged twins that are reunited after ten years of being apart. With an irresistible mix of humor and heart and a stellar supporting cast, the film follows their unforgettable journey to reconnect, as they realize that the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.
The Skeleton Twins Blu-ray™ and DVD special features include comedic outtakes, a gag reel, two audio commentaries, a "making of" featurette, deleted scenes with optional commentary and a supercut of Bill and Kristen's awesome dance moves. The Skeleton Twins Blu-ray™ and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
- Gag Reel
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Craig Johnson
- "To Whom It May Concern: Making The Skeleton Twins" featurette
- "Sweet Moves" featurette
- Audio Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Craig Johnson, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader
- Audio Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Craig Johnson, Co-Writer Mark Heyman and Producer/Editor Jennifer Lee
On The Set Of GOTHAM, Talking With The Cast Of CONSTANTINE, A Look At New Comics ARROW & BODIES, And A Look At The Upcoming Film Slate for DC Characters In Today's Episode Of "DC All Access"
Monday, October 20, 2014
Emmy®-Award Winning DramaStarring Timothy Olyphant
JUSTIFIED: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON
CULVER CITY, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2014) – Sony Pictures Television’s modern-day, gun-slinging police drama on FX returns when JUSTIFIED: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD Dec. 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Timothy Olyphant (This is Where I Leave You) stars as rugged U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in the critically acclaimed series from Sony Pictures Television and Bluebush Productions. The renegade style of justice continues in the fifth season as Raylan’s involvement in a mobster’s questionable death is under threat of being exposed. With Raylan’s future in doubt, a revenge attack unleashing a federal investigation throws the Crowes into turmoil and puts Boyd Crowder on a collision course with the law.
Both the three-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets feature commentaries on two episodes, deleted scenes and Season of the Crowe: Making Season Five, giving fans an in-depth look behind the scenes of the fifth season as the Crowes invade Harlan. The Blu-ray is packed with exclusives including a tribute to the one and only Elmore Leonard, featuring interviews and passage readings by Robert Forster, Tony Goldwyn, Timothy Olyphant, Patton Oswalt, Danny DeVito, Adam Arkin, Walton Goggins, Dennis Lehane, Graham Yost and many more. Also included is Patton Oswalt reading The Onion AV Club's hilarious and loving obituary for Elmore, along with an assortment of all-new featurettes giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the best moments from the season. The fifth season is already available on EST.
JUSTIFIED: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON features an extraordinary ensemble cast, starring Olyphant, Nick Searcy (“Hawaii Five-0”), Jere Burns (“Bates Motel”), Joelle Carter (“Castle”), Jacob Pitts (“Person of Interest”), Erica Tazel (“The Office”) and Walton Goggins (“Sons of Anarchy”) and more.
The Emmy® Award-winning JUSTIFIEDreturns for its fifth season with Dewey Crowe heading north to invest a $300,000 settlement from the Marshals Service in a brothel owned by Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), but it isn’t long before his cousin Daryl Jr. and the rest of their Florida crime family arrive to cash in, too. As Daryl looks to consolidate the business in Harlan, Boyd’s efforts to help Ava (Joelle Carter) fix her murder trial run aground, forcing him to reach out to ruthless crime bosses from Lexington, Detroit, and even Canada and Mexico. With the Crowes complicating life in Harlan, Boyd enters into a series of ill-fated alliances that threaten to bring him down and expose Raylan Givens’ (Timothy Olyphant) involvement in a mobster’s questionable death. With Raylan’s future in doubt, a revenge attack catches Art (Nick Searcy) in its crosshairs, unleashing a federal investigation that throws the Crowes into turmoil and puts Boyd on a collision course with the law. Developed for Television by Graham Yost, JUSTIFIED is based on the short story “Fire in the Hole” by Elmore Leonard. The show is executive produced by Elmore Leonard, Graham Yost, Michael Dinner, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly (“Unforgettable”), Fred Golan, Don Kurt and Dave Andron. The show is co-executive produced by Chris Provenzano, Timothy Olyphant, Taylor Elmore and Benjamin Cavell
Turner Broadcasting Lands Network Television Premiere Rights to Disney's Cinderella and The Jungle Book
Broadcasting System, Inc. has secured the network television premiere windows for The Walt Disney Studios' upcoming releases Cinderella and The Jungle Book. As part of a licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios, the highly anticipated movies will be available to networks across Turner Broadcasting's portfolio, including TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network, a little over two years after each film's theatrical release. The tentative network premiere windows are slated to begin in mid-2017 for Cinderella and early 2018 for The Jungle Book. Both films are set to hit theatres in 2015.
"We are confident Disney's new live-action versions of Cinderella and The Jungle Book will appeal to a wide range of demographics and will enjoy extremely successful runs across our various branded networks," said Deborah K. Bradley, senior vice president, head of program acquisitions, content strategy and licensing for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. "These movies are the kind of tent-pole releases that will fit perfectly with Turner's ever-growing stable of blockbuster titles."
Turner Broadcasting's licensing agreement for Disney's Cinderella and The Jungle Book comes on the heels of a high-profile deal for the network television premiere windows for the next five theatrical releases from Disney subsidiary Marvel, including Avengers: Age of Ultron and the third installment in the Captain America franchise.
A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, Cinderella brings to life the timeless images from Disney's 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh and starring Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden and Academy Award® nominee Helena Bonham Carter, Cinderella's theatrical release is slated for March 13, 2015.
Disney's all-new live-action movie The Jungle Book, inspired by the animated classic, is directed by Jon Favreau. The all-star voice cast includes Academy Award® nominee Bill Murray as Baloo, Academy Award® winners Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Christopher Walken as King Louie and Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha, plus Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela and newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli. The film arrives in theaters in 3D on Oct. 9, 2015.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Screamfest World Premiere Screening and
Come See The Actual “Fear Chamber” on Display!
FEAR CLINIC, the latest excursion into unrelenting terror from acclaimed makeup effects wizard and writer/director Robert G. Hall (Lightning Bug, Laid to Rest, ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II), will have its world premiere screening at the prestigious Screamfest Film Festival on Wednesday, October 22ndat the historic TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in the heart of Hollywood.
In addition to the first public screening of the highly anticipated shocker starring horror icon Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif, Thomas Dekker and featuring the acting debut of Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor, Screamfest will be holding a Q&A immediately after the screening with several cast and crew members in attendance including Taylor, co-star Felisha Terrell and award-winning FX creators Robert Kurtzman and Steve Johnson, moderated by Fangoria Entertainment's Rebekah McKendry.
In addition, the actual “Fear Chamber” used in the film will be on display in the lobby of the TCL Chinese 6. Do you dare enter?
FEAR CLINIC World Premiere Screening and Q&A
6:30PM – “Black” Carpet Arrivals
7:30PM – Screening; with Q&A immediately afterwards
Stars Corey Taylor, Felisha Terrell, Brandon Beemer;Co-writer/producer Aaron Drane and Producer Mark Johnson;Special FX Creators Robert Kurtzman and Steve Johnson; Moderated by Rebekah McKendry of Fangoria Entertainment
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five survivors a year after their horrifying tragedy, they return to the “Fear Clinic,” hoping to find the answers they need to get cured.
Dr. Andover (Robert Englund), a fear doctor who runs the clinic, uses his Fear Chamber to animate their fears in the form of terrifying hallucinations. However, the good doctor soon begins to suspect that something more sinister may be at work, something that yearns to be more than just an hallucination...
FEAR CLINIC will be released by Anchor Bay Entertainment in early 2015.