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Fresh off the surprise box office success of 2013’s Halle Berry headlined The Call, director Brad Anderson returns to the creepy confines of the mental ward with Stonehearst Asylum, reminiscent of his well received 2001 film, Session 9. Assembling another terrific cast for this period piece, those familiar with a fine tradition of Gothic cinema will immediately begin to pick up on the threads of Edgar Allan Poe that inspired the macabre switcheroo generating the dramatic conflict. But even before we get to that point, Anderson’s latest arrives Doa, a cold, tepid turkey that isn’t ever sure of the mood it wishes to generate. Scenes fluctuate rapidly, and we’re left to decide whether this is supposed to be a prim and proper brooding romance of stiff corsets and constricted consecrations, a downright queasy »
- Nicholas Bell
With Stonehearst Asylum, director Brad Anderson doles out a vintage Halloween treat — a straightforward Poe adaptation of the sort that Vincent Price used to star in — and gives it a freshness and complexity that make it a delight. Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) is a young doctor arriving at Stonehearst on the eve of the 1900s to get experience treating the mentally ill. He's met by Dr. Lamb (Ben Kingsley), an alienist with unusual methods, and Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale), a troubled, talented pianist with whom Newgate is immediately smitten. Yet something's not right, and we soon learn why: Lamb is an inmate who staged a revolt, and the real staff (including head doctor Michael Caine) is locked in a dungeon while lunatics, both dangerous and benign, roam f »
• Natalie Dormer is set to star in Lava Bear Films and Phantom Four's The Forest, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed. Jason Zada is directing from a script rewritten by Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca that was based on an original idea by David S. Goyer. Set in the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, the supernatural thriller tells the story of a young American woman who goes in pursuit of her missing twin sister. When she wanders off the path, she is met by the undead. Lava Bear is producing along with Goyer under his Phantom Four banner. »
- C. Molly Smith
I think I may be saying something very controversial here, but Edgar Allen Poe was a really great writer. Not a lot of people want to admit it, but it is true. He has the ability to make a story bone-chillingly creepy as well as quite funny. His stories have been the basis for countless films, usually starring Vincent Price, though lately the number is decreasing steadily. Some filmmakers out there are still struck by his work and are compelled to give their interpretation, which brings me to Stonehearst Asylum. The film is very loosely based on the short story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" and has very good intentions of being a classically told Poe thriller, sporting a great cast and the look is very appropriate, but the script fails this film greatly, stretching its material very thin and always opting for the conventional route. Jim Sturgess plays Edward Newgate, »
- Mike Shutt
Yes, that is Kate Beckinsale you're currently looking at and no we're not positive she actually dyed her hair blond. You see, the actress debuted her golden mane while she was on set filming her new movie The Disappointments Room in Greensboro, North Carolina on Monday. So the probability that her new 'do is simply a wig is very high—á la Sandra Bullock. Especially since just a few days ago the Underworld star was spotted with her signature brunette tresses intact. And if the 41-year-old did in fact undergo a mane makeover, than she also cut off quite a few inches—at least six. It should be noted that if the lighter hue is real then it wouldn't be the first time that the »
You've seen Michael Sheen on screen in Underworld and the Twilight series, as Prime Minister Tony Blair in The Queen, and even during his 2010 stint on 30 Rock. You may also be a fan of his current Showtime hit, Masters of Sex, but what's more impressive than his award-winning, two-decade-long career, you ask? His longtime status as a total chick magnet, of course. Michael's been dating gorgeous, talented women for years, and his latest love, comedienne Sarah Silverman, is yet another example of his impressive romantic pursuits. We're dying to know, what is it about the actor that has women like Kate Beckinsale and Rachel McAdams wrapped around his finger? Below, our findings. Source: Getty / Venturelli »
Kate Beckinsale is gorgeous, uber chic and the epitome of class. While most would opt for sweats and sneaks when travelling, Beckinsale certainly does not. The 41-year-old looked impeccable as she arrived at Lax earlier this week. Kate wore a timeless white Helmut Lang Blazer for $620 with amazing grey slouchy yet tailored pants by MaxMara for $475. Sticking with the grey trend (which is huge this fall), Beckinsale chose a billowy grey scarf, a grey Dolce and Gabbana bag for $2,395 and Oliver Goldsmith sunnies for $405. Topping off the look, Kate gave this outfit a lift with her $450 pink Kurt Geiger d'orsay pumps, adding just the right amount of pop. Now my favorite part; let's recreate this on the cheap! »
Stonehearst Asylum has released a new clip.
Based on an Edgar Allan Poe short story, it sees a young doctor (Sturgess) taking up a post at a remote asylum.
He begins to fall for his patient (Beckinsale), but at the same time comes to realise that the original staff may have been ousted by the inmates.
The film was originally titled Eliza Graves.
Stonehearst Asylum will be released on October 24. »
Other anticipated selections include Hyde Park International’s 99 Homes directed by Ramin Bahrani starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon and WestEnd Films’ Michael Winterbottom drama The Face Of An Angel with Daniel Bruhl, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne.
Vmi Worldwide presents the drama Any Day from Rustam Branaman with Sean Bean, Kate Walsh and Eva Longoria and buyers will also get the chance to see Arclight’s action adventure The Last Knight starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman and directed by Kazuaki Kiriya.
More than 415 films will screen at the market, including 331 market premieres and 91 world premieres.
Afm is set »
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Brad Anderson’s Stonehearst Asylum features Jim Sturgess as Edward Newgate, a recent medical school graduate who accepts a position at the title mental institution. At first, he’s taken by the superintendent’s warm welcome and more modern approach to caring for his patients, but that’s only because he knows nothing of the disturbing recent staffing changes. Want to know more about what Newgate just walked into? The film doesn’t hit theaters until October 24th, but we’ve got an exclusive clip that offers up a nice tease of exactly what he’ll be dealing with. Hit the jump to check out that brand new Stonehearst Asylum clip. The film also stars Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Kate Beckinsale, Brendan Gleeson and David Thewlis. [complextv contentid="1ucWQ1cTprpJOB5EWMjRykCVVf8UDJwa" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] Here’s the official synopsis for Stonehearst Asylum: England, 1899. When young doctor Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprenticeship, »
- Perri Nemiroff
AFM runs Nov. 5-12 in Santa Monica with over 415 films screening. “Suite Francaise,” directed by Saul Dibb and based on the Irene Nemirovsky novel, also stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson, Lambert Wilson and Margot Robbie.
TF1 International is selling international rights. The Weinstein Co. has U.S. rights.
Other notable world premieres include “How to Make Love Like an Englishman” with Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba (The Solution); Helen Hunt’s “Ride” (6 Sales); “The Last Knights” with Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman (Arclight); and “Any Day,” starring Sean Bean, Kate Walsh, and Eva Longoria (Vmi).
- Dave McNary
Movie News - Kate Beckinsale is to star in a new 'Underworld' film. The 41-year-old actress is to reprise her role as Death Dealer Selene once again for the upcoming fifth installment of the horror film series, IGN reports. Although the last film in the franchise, 'Underworld: Awakening', appeared to be preparing to move away from her character's story, Beckinsale's husband and director Len Wiseman has confirmed he is working on more 'Underworld' projects, including a new movie with his wife. He said: ''There's a few things being developed right now. There are some characters who we really liked that will be in a kind of a spin off like we did with 'Rise of the Lycans', then we have another film in the works with Kate as well ... And then there's a television series.'' It is so far unclear, however, whether Wiseman »
The lunatics have seldom taken over the asylum so literally, yet to so little reward, as in “Stonehearst Asylum.” Not exactly qualifying as horror, costume drama, mystery, parable or satire, this well-mounted Gothic meller — as much as it’s anything — arrives top-heavy with prestige British acting talent but never quite finds its footing, or a discernible point. Arriving the week before Halloween in a half-dozen territories including the U.S., the pic’s familiar faces and promise (however empty) of a moderately scary good time should generate more idle curiosity than B.O., with word of mouth unlikely to help. Ancillary prospects are likely to be healthier, but this fairly expensive-looking production will face a long slog recouping its costs.
After a medical-school prologue in which a Victorian-era surgeon instructor (Brendan Gleeson, seen only here and at the end) parades a distraught female sufferer of “hysteria” before his students, we »
- Dennis Harvey
You can blame the huge success of Fargo for this. Hollywood, even before that, had been moving more and more to exploiting movie properties on the small screen. But since Fargo married up critical acclaim to a good audience? All bets are off.
Here are 23 - count 'em! - currently in differing stages of production...
The film: Earning Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination, the beloved 1988 comedy drama Big saw him as Josh Baskin who, courtesy of a Zoltar machine, turns into an adult. Romance, work, and playing on a big piano follow.
As it has been decreed by the Ancient Ones, all that was once film must now be TV. So it should be no surprise that, as of Sunday, we’ve got two more film franchises to be thrown on Hollywood’s towering pile of movie-to-tv ventures: Resident Evil and Underworld. From Variety comes the news on Resident Evil- Constantin Films, the production company behind the franchise, told the publication they’re shifting Resident Evil to the small screen after the sixth film (tentatively titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter) comes and goes. Then, over at IGN (which we picked up on via Digital Spy) came similar news from Underworld guru Len Wiseman- first a spin-off without Kate Beckinsale, then a main series film with Kate Beckinsale, then everyone packs up and moves to television. Wiseman also said the words “expanding” and “universe” in regards to all this new Underworld, but »
- Adam Bellotto
Screen Media Films has acquired U.S. rights to The Face Of An Angel, director Michael Winterbottom’s psychological thriller inspired by the killing of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy and the resulting trial of her flatmate, American student Amanda Knox. Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale, Valerio Mastandrea and Cara Delevingne star in the tale of a film director (Brühl) researching a movie based on a violent Kercher-esque murder case who becomes tormented by the motivations of everyone involved, including himself. The WestEnd Films production premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last month and next hits the London Film Festival this week. Screen Media is planning a day and date release in Q2 of 2015.
- Jen Yamato
Screen Media Films has taken Us rights to Michael Winterbottom’s The Face Of An Angel starring Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale, Valerio Mastandrea and Cara Delevingne. In other news, Breaking Glass has picked up Larry Clark’s Marfa Girl.
The story centres on a filmmaker who endures torment and a change of focus when he sets out to adapt a book about the trial of an American woman charged with murdering her flatmate. Paul Viragh wrote the screenplay.
Melissa Parmenter produced The Face Of An Angel and the executive producers are Christine Langan, Eric Anidjar, Leon Benarroch, Roberto Mitrani, Norman Merry, Ed Wethered, Anthony Jabre, Reza Safinia and Susana Hornil.
Screen Media negotiated the deal with WestEnd Films and plans a second quarter 2015 release.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Screen Media Films has acquired U.S. rights to Michael Winterbottom‘s “The Face of an Angel” which stars Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale, Valerio Mastandrea and Cara Delevingne, the company announced Tuesday. Screen Media Films will give the film a day-and-date theatrical release in the second quarter of 2015. “The Face of an Angel” recently had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and it will screen next at the London Film Festival on Oct. 18. Also read: Winterbottom Gets Back on His Feet Inspired by the Amanda Knox case and the killing of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy, »
- Jeff Sneider
Selene's days aren't up yet. Despite rumblings that the Underworld franchise would barrel on without her, Kate Beckinsale is attached to continue playing the gorgeous vampire warrior for at least one more film. And there's a lot more to come in the wave of Underworld franchising. Screen Rant reports Len Wiseman dropped details on the expansion of the Underworld universe while he was at New York Comic Con promoting his hit television series Sleepy Hollow. Wiseman, who helmed Underworld and Underworld: Evolution and happens to be married to Kate Beckinsale, revealed that Underworld has three branches of expansion in the works, a "soft reboot," another Beckinsale-fronted feature, and a television series. At this time, all three are in development. Wiseman declined to comment as to which might roll into production first. Word of an Underworld reboot first hit last August, when the saga's most recent entry (Underworld Awakening) ended up »
Len Wiseman has been discussing the future of the Underworld franchise, and has suggested that Kate Beckinsale will be returning to the role of Selene for at least one more outing. It had previously been reported that Beckinsale would not be on board the fifth episode of the vampire saga, but from the sounds of Wiseman’s comments, that won’t be the case after all... “There are some characters who we really liked that will be in a kind of a spin-off like we did with Rise Of The Lycans,” says Wiseman. “Then we have another film in the...
- George Wales
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