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“Los Angeles (August 15, 2014) – Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, has acquired the North American rights to the haunted house thriller The Houses October Built. Produced by Steven Schneider (Insidious, Paranormal Activity) and Zack Andrews. The film is directed by Bobby Roe and stars Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe, Mikey Roe and Jeff Larson. The deal was announced today by Image Entertainment’s Svp of Acquisitions, Mark Ward.
“The Houses October Built is an instant Halloween classic,” said Ward. “This is a film that audiences will seek out year after year – and will be just as terrified each time they watch it.”
The Houses October Built takes you where no other Halloween film has gone before. Beneath »
- Jonathan James
The 18th century German classic about an apprentice magician is brought bang up to date in contemporary Manhattan by the team behind National Treasure. In this expanded adventure, Nicolas Cage plays Balthazar Blake, a sorcerer who has to save the city from his arch nemesis Horvath (Alfred Molina). Crucial to his quest is physics prodigy Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) who just may be the chosen one to thwart Horvath and his diabolical plans. »
A few things that I have learned from action movies in recent years: don’t take Liam Neeson’s daughter, don’t pick on Jason Statham’s kids, and, apparently, don’t kill Keanu Reeves’ dog. That last discovery comes to us courtesy of the trailer for John Wick, an action movie coming out at the end of October that has received next to no publicity until right now.
John Wick stars Reeves as the titular character, a retired hitman who is pursued by an old friend contracted by a crime boss to kill him. This apparently involves killing off Wick’s dog, the last gift his wife gave to him. Predictably, Wick is not pleased about the loss of the puppy (it’s a cute dog) and sets out to take everyone down with as many guns and one-liners as possible.
Watching the trailer for this film is perplexing. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
The deal was closed Tuesday at the Toronto Film Festival, several days before the comedy-drama was due to screen in the Special Presentations section.
Thomas McCarthy directed from a script he co-wrote with Paul Dao about a shoe repairman able to step into the lives of his customers.
Voltage is handling international sales. Wme and Gersh are handling domestic sales.
McCarthy praised Sandler’s work ethic in an interview with Variety at the festival.
“The guy works so hard, but he makes it look like he’s not working,” McCarthy said. “He digs into the material. He discusses it and he keeps turning it over.”
McCarthy’s credits include “Win Win, »
- Dave McNary
Ah, Hollywood. All dreams of stardom, directors brandishing megaphones and some third thing from The Artist. Back in those early days Hollywood (née Land), and the industry, felt like an almost mystical entity, the studio backlots places where magic was worked.
Really it was a bunch of people guessing their way through business with some ridiculous rules; actors used to be tied to one studio, with an outside appearance coming with a hefty fee and using “Jesus” as an expletive got your film banned. Thank f**k that’s in the past.
It may feel like the movie industry is now quite easy to understand; Sony keep making Spider-Man movies not because Peter Parker’s story needs to be told, but because if they don’t the rights to the character will return to creator Marvel; a film wins an Oscar less off quality and more off how it »
- Alex Leadbeater
Honestly, there’s no good reason for getting a mugshot. It means you’ve done something bad and have – as a result of your actions – been brought in by the police. Crime is a bad thing – but due to the inherent nature of crime being so varied, some of the mugshots perps dragged in to jail over the years are just so inherently hilarious they deserve to be seen by all.
Whether it’s a massive gurn, being covered in mysterious materials or wearing questionable attire, the criminals of the world have served up many a gem over the years, all of which have been immortalised in police records and via the power of the internet.
If there’s any lesson to be learned from these photos, it’s that being collared by the coppers is not just a bad thing because you’ve committed a crime; chances »
- Dan Curtis
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
Highland Film Group announced today at the Toronto film festival that Academy-nominated, BAFTA Award-winning actor Steve Coogan (“Philomena”, “The Trip”) has signed on to play the title role of James Boswell in a feature film adaptation of acclaimed West End play, Boswell For The Defence.
Gregor Jordan (“Buffalo Soldiers”, “Ned Kelly”) will direct from a script by Patrick Edgeworth, who also wrote the play. Mark Pennell and Steve Chasman will produce. Armyan Bernstein (Beacon Pictures) will executive produce. The project is represented by Highland Film Group Internationally.
Production is set for 2015.
Boswell For The Defence tells the true story of how James Boswell (Coogan), in the twilight of his career and life, takes on an impossible case – to save the life of the convict Mary Bryant from the gallows. A case no one else wants or cares about. The tragi-comic Boswell is the most unlikely hero from the most unlikely quarter. »
- Michelle McCue
The film will shoot in October and November before breaking for December and resuming in January.
“It’s about American political consultants in Bolivia. I just got back from doing some research in Bolivia. It will shoot in New Orleans, Puerto Rico and Bolivia,” Green told Screen. The film will be partially Spanish language.
The film is based on Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary Our Brand In Crisis.
“I loved it when this came up, it’s a challenging studio movie, I’m up for those kind of efforts. Sandy’s really »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
• Julia Roberts has joined fellow Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow and 12 Years A Slave nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor in the remake of the 2009 Argentinian film The Secret in Their Eyes. The original feature won the Best Foreign Language film Oscar in 2010. Billy Ray, who wrote the screenplay for The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips, will write and direct the story about a former Mi-5 agent (Ejiofor) on a joint task force with the FBI, who thinks he’s finally found the man who murdered the daughter of his former partner and friend (Roberts). [Deadline]
- Jake Perlman
Duck Dynasty reality star Willie Robertson is taking his star power to the movie business. The A&E star has signed on as an executive producer of upcoming Nicolas Cage starrer Left Behind. Robertson, who has starred on the reality show about duck hunters, is featured in a new video on the faith-based film's Facebook page, revealing that he was a "silent" partner on the project. "Like most Christians, my family and I can truly say that we're excited about the soon return of Jesus," he says. "And I'm sure if you've been watching the news lately, you know that that
- Rebecca Ford
170 is the amount of days by which Adrien Brody (The Pianist) narrowly defeated Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl) to become the Youngest Best Actor winner ever. Do you think both of them deserved their wins?
Adrien Brody (29) and Richard Dreyfus (30) are the 2 youngest Lead Actor winners
1977 Best Actor 2002 Best Actor Woody Allen, Annie Hall Adrien Brody, The Pianist Richard Burton, Equus Nicolas Cage, Adaptation Richard Dreyfus, The Goodbye Girl Michael Caine, The Quiet American Marcelo Mastroianni, A Special Day Daniel Day Lewis, Gangs of New York John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt
The most hilarious thing about this statistic is that Adrien Brody is both the youngest Best Actor winner at 29 And the only twentysomething winner. Meanwhile "29" is actually the most common age to win Best Actress. These eight women all accomplished it and none of them were anywhere close to making a "youngest" list.
- NATHANIEL R
Based on Tim Lebbon's short story of the same name, Pay the Ghost stars Cage as a New York University English professor whose young son goes missing during a Halloween day parade.
The pair must work together with Ferres's professor to save their missing son from a supernatural ghost.
Sci-fi futures characterized by complex moral and political architecture have long been writer-director Andrew Niccol’s stock-in-trade. Yet while there’s not a hint of fantasy in “Good Kill,” a smart, quietly pulsating contempo war drama, it could hardly feel more typical of Niccol’s strongest work. To many, after all, drone strikes — the controversial subject of this tense but appropriately tactful ethics study — still feel like something that should be a practical and legal impossibility. Those who haven’t considered its far-reaching implications, meanwhile, will be drawn into consciousness by Niccol’s film, which sees Ethan Hawke’s former U.S. fighter pilot wrestling with the psychological strain of killing by remote control. with the right marketing and release strategy.
- Guy Lodge
German actress Veronica Ferres (Sans famille, Les Misérables, Schtonk) has joined the cast of Pay the Ghost, the Nicolas Cage supernatural thriller set to start lensing this week in Toronto. German helmer Uli Edel (The Baader Minhof Complex) is helming the pic, about a professor (Cage) who reunites with his estranged wife to track down the vengeful ghost who took their son years ago during a Halloween parade. Ferres will play a fellow professor and mentor to Cage who helps in the parents’ search for their child. The veteran actress has been making her way stateside in films like Adam Resurrected opposite Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe and the upcoming the Toronto title Hector and the Search for Happiness, opposite Simon Pegg. Script is by Dan Kay, based on the short story by novelist Tim Lebbon. Voltage will be selling the film at Tiff. Ferres is repped by Resolution.
- Jen Yamato
Somewhere, Paul Schrader’s head must be spinning. Again.
Back in 2004, the iconoclastic “Taxi Driver” screenwriter found himself locked in a headline-grabbing battle for creative control when his “Dominion,” a prequel to William Friedkin’s Oscar-winning classic “The Exorcist,” was taken away from him by producers Morgan Creek and subsequently reshot, in its entirety, by director Renny Harlin.
Now, a mysterious Facebook page suggests that Schrader may be encountering similar troubles on his latest directing gig, “The Dying of the Light.” The page, entitled “Save Paul Schrader’s Dying of the Light,” includes a headshot of Schrader, alongside photos of stars Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin and Irene Jacob, as well as executive producer Nicolas Winding Refn.
- Scott Foundas
Crooked property developer Paul Maguire (Nicolas Cage) thinks he's put his dubious past behind him... until his daughter Caitlin (Aubrey Peeples) is apparently kidnapped. There's worse to follow so, rounding up his old buddies Kane (Max Ryan) and Doherty (Michael McGrady), Paul sets off on a Taken-style path of vengeance when he links the crime to a sour deal gone wrong with the Russian mafia years before. »
[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] We're nearing the end! Day 11 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon takes us from "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed" (mid-Season 21) through "Beware My Cheating Bart" (late-Season 23). Personally, I was shocked to see at least one or two episodes in this period that I haven't seen, as well as a lot of episodes I haven't seen multiple times, which was almost unheard-of for the first eight or nine days of the Marathon. But we still have preferences for you. Yup! We're gonna make it through this whole darned Marathon, for which we're unlikely to receive a prize. But we've got commitment. [Oh and the episode guest-starring Katy Perry is "The Fight Before Christmas," airing at 7:30 a.m. It was neither good nor bad enough to get mentioned here, but it makes for a good picture.] Check out our recommendations for Day 10 and chime in with your own favorites... Katie Hasty Recommends: "The Bob Next Door" (3 a.m.) Episode #463 Why it's worth watching: The best Sideshow Bob is an evil Sideshow Bob. And the best kind of Nicolas Cage movie is "Face/Off." The premise of »
- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall and Katie Hasty
★★★☆☆David Gordon Green has to have one of the most eclectic directorial résumés of recent times. From stoner comedies like Pineapple Express (2008) and Your Highness (2011) to his work on hit TV show Eastbound & Down and striking debut George Washington (2000), Green has graduated into spiky character studies of Americans leading lives of quiet and not so quiet desperation. Last year he was on the Lido with Joe (2013), a marvellously gritty Southern noir which teased out one of Nicolas Cage's best performances in years. This year, Green returns in competition with Manglehorn (2014). Al Pacino plays the title character, A.J. Manglehorn, a seasoned locksmith by profession and a serious man.
- CineVue UK
Barry Levinson's The Humbling may have been met with mixed reviews in Venice, but there's been praise pretty much across the board for Al Pacino's lead performance. Now comes David Gordon Green's Manglehorn, and it's "showcased the finest performance Pacino has delivered in years," argues the Guardian's Xan Brooks. But for Time's Richard Corliss, Manglehorn "never reaches the tenderness or intensity of Green’s work with Nicolas Cage in Joe." Variety's Peter Debruge: "If Manglehorn is a mystery, which seems to be Green and screenwriter Paul Logan’s intent, then the film hasn’t been structured in a way to invite curiosity." » - David Hudson »
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