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Social satire horror film L.A. Slasher is opening and closing the 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con, running September 4-6; and if you'll be there, we have all the details you need right here, including a look at the Con's guest list, which is pretty impressive considering it's only their second year.
L.A. Slasher, directed by Martin Owen and produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (Girls Against Boys, The Alphabet Killer), will have a special advance screening to open the festival and a midnight screening to close it out.
Salt Lake Comic Con 2013 was the largest first-year comic convention in North American history and the largest convention ever to take place in Utah. This year’s event will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Debi Moore
This Halloween, Lionsgate will celebrate the 1oth anniversary of the theatrical release of Saw, the film that kicked off the most successful horror franchise in history, by bringing it back to theaters nationwide for one week only.
The film will open on Friday, October 31, with select screenings beginning Thursday night, October 30th. The seven Saw films grossed $874 million at the box office worldwide and were hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Successful Horror Franchise” of all time.
“The launch of Saw was a signature event in Lionsgate’s history, establishing our first franchise and paving the way for our growth into a global studio,” said Lionsgate President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Jason Constantine. “We are excited for our fans to revisit the twisted magic that first blew their minds on Halloween 2004.”
“As part of Saw’s 10th anniversary, we’re thrilled to give new fans and »
- Michelle McCue
Lionsgate is bringing Saw back to theaters this Halloween to celebrate the 2004 film's 10th anniversary. The original film, starring Cary Elwes and Danny Glover, will hit the big screen for one week starting Oct. 31. The series, centered on the killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) and his traps in which victims have to mutilate themselves to survive, became something of a Halloween tradition between 2004 and 2010, with one film released per year. The first installment's $103 million worldwide box-office take kicked off a series that has snared $874 million globally, making it, according to Guinness World Records, the most successful
- Austin Siegemund-Broka
The 2004 independent horror film starring Cary Elwes and Danny Glover earned over $100 million in its initial box office run and spawned six sequels, forming a film franchise that earned a Guinness Book of World Records distinction as the most successful horror film franchise in history.
“The launch of ‘Saw’ was a signature event in Lionsgate’s history, establishing our first franchise and paving the way for our growth into a global studio,” said Jason Constantine, Lionsgate president of acquisitions & co-productions. “We are excited for our fans to revisit the twisted magic that first blew their minds on Halloween 2004.”
- Kevin Noonan
This Halloween, Lionsgate will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the theatrical release of Saw, the film that kicked off the most successful horror franchise in history, by bringing it back to theaters nationwide for one week only. The film will open on Friday, October 31st, with select screenings beginning Thursday night, October 30th. The seven Saw films grossed $874 million at the box office worldwide and were hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the "Most Successful Horror Franchise" of all time.
"The launch of Saw was a signature event in Lionsgate's history, establishing our first franchise and paving the way for our growth into a global studio. We are excited for our fans to revisit the twisted magic that first blew their minds on Halloween 2004."
"As part of Saw's 10th anniversary, »
The studio will roll out the notorious horror film on the occasion of its tenth anniversary.
Saw will play in select screenings on October 30 and officially re-launch on October 31.
Saw opened over the weekend of October 29-31 2004 and went on to gross $55.2m in North America, spawning an $874m global franchise. The top earner in the seriesat the North American box office was 2005 release Saw II on $87m.
“The launch of Saw was a signature event in Lionsgate’s history, establishing our first franchise and paving the way for our growth into a global studio,” said Lionsgate president of acquisitions & co-productions Jason Constantine. “We are excited for our fans to revisit the twisted magic that first blew their minds on Halloween 2004.”
“As part of Saw’s tenth anniversary, we’re thrilled to give new fans and audiences »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
It's amazing what a bit of clever editing, some title cards, and a hint of slo-mo can do. In this recut trailer for The Princess Bride, these elements blend to turn a romantic fantasy that was fit for children of all ages into a horror movie in the vein of Single White Female or Dressed To Kill. In 1987, Rob Reiner brought us The Princess Bride, an adaptation of a fairy tale penned by William Goldman. Robin Wright starred as Buttercup, a beautiful--if demanding--princess who'd won the eye of a loyal and dashing farmboy Westley (Cary Elwes). But their love was thwarted when the selfish and vile Prince Humperdink swept in and stole Buttercup away to be his own bride. Everyone knows that Westley returns as the Dread Pirate Roberts to rescue Buttercup from her crooked, crowned captor! But what the trailer above asks is, what he didn't? What if instead »
For a while in the late eighties and early nineties, you couldn’t move for films about unhinged whack-jobs insinuating themselves into someone’s peaceful life to turn it upside down. Pacific Heights gave us the lodger from hell in 1990, while The Hand That Rocks The Cradle introduced the psychotic nanny two years later, and The Crush asked us to consider a deranged teenaged Alicia Silverstone a threat to Cary Elwes in 1993.
For a while, until the fad died down, it seemed Hollywood was happy to mine any possible professional or social relationship for paranoid scares. What if your vet was trying to kill you? Your barista? Your gynecolog- no, no. That’s going too far.
But there’s nothing quite like the concept of the obsessive stranger to push all of our buttons – the idea that someone might come out of nowhere to ruin our lives. After all, »
- Ben Cooke
Many stars and fans took to twitter to express their condolences.
Lauren Bacall's legacy in Hollywood spanned 70 years – her first film, To Have And Have Not, came out in 1944 – and during that time she became one of the most respected and revered actresses in cinema.
When the Oscar-winner passed away Tuesday, at the age of 89, the entertainment world, which was still reeling from the untimely death of Robin Williams, was shaken for the second time in two days. Fans of Bacall took to twitter to post messages and memories, and shared their love of the acclaimed actress with the world.
Video: Actress Lauren Bacall Dead At 89
Barbara Streisand, who worked with Bacall in The Mirror Has Two Face, released a statement which said, "What a terrible loss for us all. First Robin, who was a genius, and now Lauren. It was my privilege to have known her, to have acted with her, and to have »
News broke of Lauren Bacall’s death Tuesday. The classic Hollywood star, known for roles in The Big Sleep and To Have and Have Not, was 89 years old. Friend and colleagues provided the following statements to EW about the Golden Age’s leading lady.
She was a great, uplifting lady who was full of talent and fun. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her. I will miss her dearly.
- EW staff
When it comes screen legends Al Pacino (Dog Day Afternoon) does not appear to be slowing down as he appears as an aging stage actor in The Humbling directed by Barry Levinson (Men in Black) and as a heartbroken small town locksmith in Manglehorn helmed by David Gordon Green (Joe); both dramas will be getting a North American Premiere at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.
The Oscar-winning thespian will also kicking off the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival by having an on-stage conversation about his career at the Tiff Bell Lightbox on September 3, 2014 at 7 p.m.. “We’re thrilled to have Al Pacino participate in our third annual Tiff Gala,” stated Maxine Bailey, VP of Advancement at Tiff. “This important event raises much-needed funds that allow Tiff to continue our free year-round activities like Reel Comfort, a programme that brings films and special guests to mental health patients at Toronto hospitals, »
- Trevor Hogg
The Toronto Film Festival unveiled its diverse Canadian slate today, adding 37 features across various programs, including Xavier Dolan’s 2014 Cannes jury prize-winning “Mommy” (Roadside Attractions) and Denys Arcand’s “An Eye for Beauty” in Special Presentations.
Dolan also stars as a mind-game-playing psychiatric patient in veteran TV helmer Charles Binane’s return to the bigscreen, “The Elephant Song,” which world preems in Special Presentations, as does Ruba Nadda’s “October Gale,” starring Patricia Clarkson as a grieving widow who saves a mysterious man (Scott Speedman) from a gunshot wound, and Jacob Tierney’s expectant-mom comedy “Preggoland,” starring Sonja Bennett and James Caan.
Besides “Mommy,” the festival will screen other pics from acclaimed Quebec directors: As previously announced, Jean-Marc Vallee’s likely Telluride-bound “Wild” and Philippe Falardeau’s world-preeming “The Good Lie,” both starring Reese Witherspoon, will be in the mix. Other selections from the province’s talent pool include Maxime Giroux »
- Jennie Punter
Title: Behaving Badly Director: Tim Garrick Starring: Nat Wolff, Selena Gomez, Mary-Louise Parker, Elisabeth Shue, Dylan McDermott, Heather Graham, Ashley Rickards, Cary Elwes, Patrick Warburton, Jason Lee Running time: 98 minutes, Rated R, In theaters August 1st Awkward teenager Rick (Nat Wolff) lives a somewhat crappy existence. His alcoholic mom (Mary-Louise Parker) just tried to commit suicide and left notes for everyone she knows, scattered around the dining room where the family confers. His older brother Steven (Mitch Hewer) is a typical jock in the closet. His older sister Kristen (Ashley Richards) strips to save money for a last ditch attempt to get into a university. His best friend Billy [ Read More ]
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Teen queens are ‘Behaving Badly’ in the new official trailer and set stills from the upcoming comedy. The movie, which marks the feature film writing and directorial debuts of Tim Garrick, is set to be distributed by Vertical Entertainment. The film, which Garrick co-scribed with Scott Russell, is now available on VOD and iTunes, and will be released in theaters on August 1. ‘Behaving Badly’ stars Nat Wolff, Selena Gomez, Mary-Louise Parker, Elisabeth Shue, Dylan McDermott, Heather Graham, Ashley Rickards, Cary Elwes, Patrick Warburton and Jason Lee. The following synopsis for the movie was released by Vertical Entertainment: In this fast-paced, outrageously funny, all-star romp, socially awkward high schooler Rick [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
This is the trailer for a melodramatic looking movie called Reach Me. The film features an ensemble cast, and the story follows a group of people who end up all being connected by a self-help book written by a mysterious author. I guess one of the best films to compare this to would be Paul Haggis' Oscar winning movie Crash.
The film was written and directed by John Herzfeld (2 Days in the Valley), and he crammed a lot of stories into one movie. The movie is set to be released on October 24th, and it definitely looks interesting.
- Joey Paur
It’s been a long time since Sylvester Stallone tackled a “serious” drama, but The Expendables star is set to give it another go with Reach Me, a movie which also stars Terry Crews, Kelsey Grammer, Thomas Jane, Kevin Connolly, Kyra Sedgwick, Ryan Kwanten, Tom Berenger, Tom Sizemore, Cary Elwes and Nelly.
Comparisons have been made to Crash, though based on this trailer, Reach Me – which follows a group of troubled people who come together after reading a self-help book written by a mysterious author – looks more like a B-Movie version of that type of film which would be better suited being released straight to DVD!
- Josh Wilding
Today we have a trailer for the upcoming "Reach Me" drama that stars Sylvester Stallone, Thomas Jane, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Connolly, Tom Berenger, Terry Crews, Danny Aiello, Kelsey Grammer, Tom Sizemore, Ryan Kwanten, Cary Elwes, and Nelly. Check it out below. Plot: The story follows a group of people who all have a connection to a self-help book authored by a reclusive former football coach. "Reach Me" is written and directed by John Herzfeld (2 Days in the Valley) and is set to hit theaters on October 24th. Removed at the request of the producers. »
"You're a finger painting! Be a masterpiece!" Stranger words have never been mush-mouthed by Sylvester Stallone. I am genuinely baffled by the trailer for "Reach Me," a strange new film with an eclectic cast and a preposterous premise. It looks like "Crash" for the self-help industry, an idea that makes my skin full-on crawl. Updated: The trailer that was originally attached to this story was not, technically speaking, a trailer. While we were not the first to post it, when we were contacted by the film's producers, we took down our copy. It turns out that this was a sales reel cut solely to help raise money during production. In our original version of this story, we mentioned that this is a Millennium Films release, and while that's true, they did not produce it. Our opinion of the sales reel remains, but until there is an actual finished trailer available, »
- Drew McWeeny
The trailer for Reach Me makes the movie seem to have a few too many identities crammed into the frame; as a baseline it comes across like Paul Haggis’ Crash mixed with Dianetics. The ensemble cast includes Sylvester Stallone, Terry Crewes, Kelsey Grammer, Thomas Jane, Kevin Connolly, Kyra Sedgwick, Ryan Kwanten, Tom Berenger, Tom Sizemore, Cary Elwes […]
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- Russ Fischer
Trailer below for an upcoming dramedy titled "Reach Me," featuring an ensemble cast that includes Lauren Cohan, Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, Cary Elwes, Terry Crews, Thomas Jane, Nelly, Omari Hardwick, Tom Sizemore, Tom Berenger, Kelsey Grammer, and Danny Trejo. Written and directed by John Herzfeld, the film's story follows a group of people that all have a connection to a self-help book written by a reclusive former football coach. This was a project that ran out of funding before shooting ended, when one of its financial backers backed out, which led to director Herzfeld, star Stallone and producers Cassian Elwes, and Rebekah Chany, to crowdfunding »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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