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As someone whose only tattoo happens to be the iconic red lips from The Rocky Horror Picture Show poster, you could say that my interest in seeing the latest horror musical, Stage Fright, was a “sure thing.” Written and directed by Jerome Sable, Stage Fright is a clever, gory and wickedly fun time that truly celebrates everything we love about horror musicals with an unabashed enthusiasm that you can’t help but fall in love with.
Wasting no time, Stage Fright gets gruesome with a stunning opener that finds Broadway star Kylie Swanson (Minnie Driver) celebrating the performance of a lifetime. Unfortunately for Kylie, that’s exactly what ends up being the case when she is savagely murdered by a masked killer that very evening, leaving her two children- Camilla (Allie MacDonald) and Buddy (Douglas Smith) – in the care of her theatrical producer Roger (Meatloaf). Some years later, Roger opens »
- Heather Wixson
How gory is the new slasher movie Stage Fright? This gory: During her post-shoot Adr recording session, actress Minnie Driver wouldn’t even watch her own, very early demise. “It was too gruesome for her,” says director Jerome Sable.
So why did Driver agree to appear in the film in the first place? “She had been in The Phantom of the Opera, the film version ,” explains Sable. “So I appealed to her on that level.”
Oh, right. There’s something we forgot to mention about Stage Fright. In addition to being a full-on, blood-soaked horror flick, the film is also a full-fledged, »
- Clark Collis
Given that Alan Thicke will forever be associated with the 1985–92 sitcom Growing Pains, his latest TV project feels downright Warholian. He stars in Unusually Thicke, a Canadian-produced “reality sitcom” premiering tonight on the TV Guide Network that sends up annoying reality-programming tropes (e.g., intrusively plucky background music, swooping establishing shots showcasing the family mansion’s beige exterior) but also plays out like a scripted comedy. It is surprisingly astute at skewering the ridiculousness of everyday Hollywood, such as when Alan is outed as a swag-bag hoarder and is convinced by his wife, Tanya, and teenage son, Carter, to unload it via a charity garage sale — which, of course, winds up involving Bob Saget doing stand-up for bargain hunters. (Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, LeVar Burton, and Minnie Driver also turn up in the premiere, and future episodes will feature John Stamos, David Hasselhoff, and, yes, Robin Thicke.). Vulture spoke with »
- Rose Maura Lorre
Look at it from TV Guide Network’s perspective: The channel can’t afford “Modern Family” reruns, much less a scripted approximation. So it has replicated a small part of that hit on the cheap in “Unusually Thicke,” a reality-sitcom hybrid that casts 67-year-old TV personality Alan Thicke as the irascible husband, and his 28-years-younger (and more curvaceous) third wife, Tanya, as his sparring spouse. Filled with celebrity cameos, the show works so far as viewers are willing to play along, although for the target demo, Thicke has probably been relegated to, “Oh, you mean Robin’s dad?” consideration.
As has become status quo in these shows, the program dispenses with formal introductions and dives right in, gradually doling out information about the couple and Thicke’s young son, Carter, who lives with them.
In the premiere, Tanya gripes about Alan’s pack-rat ways, pushing him to get rid of »
- Brian Lowry
About a Boy start Minnie Driver has bailed on Twitter after being insulted by some of the tweets aimed at her figure. The brunette actress - who has five-year-old son Henry from a previous relationship - is taking a break from the social networking website after getting upset at jibes about her appearance following the publication of pictures of her strolling on a Miami beach in a bikini with her little boy. She tweeted: ''God some people are horrible: you try being photographed when you don't know it's happening, when you're on holiday with your kids. ''I'm out of this Twittersphere for a while. It's too mean sometimes, about your body , about your soul. Not worth it. (sic)'' Minnie headed off on holiday earlier this week and was determined to have a good time with her loved ones. She tweeted on Tuesday (08.04.14): ''Finally on holiday with my family. »
Minnie Driver has left Twitter after a barrage of hurtful comments were directed at her. The actress was apparently criticized after the public saw photos of her in a bikini during a recent vacation. Keep your head up, Minnie — don’t let those haters get you down! [Us Magazine] Hilary Duff has reportedly reconciled with her estranged husband, Mike Comrie. The two might even decide to dial it back on getting divorced. [Celebuzz] Now that Divergent is a solid box-office smash, word comes that the final book in the trilogy will be adapted into to two films. Hey, we’re not complaining — more of a chance for us to see Shailene Woodley kick butt. [Perez Hilton] The 2014 MTV Movie Awards are almost upon us, »
- Rahsheeda Ali
Minnie Driver has left the Twittersphere!Driver was enjoying the beach in Miami while on vacation with her family, when photogs snapped several candid bikini shots of the "About a Boy" star. Though the 44-year-old actress looked great in the floral, mint green two-piece, she apparently received a number of hateful tweets about her bikini body -- and the Oscar-nominee didn’t take the abuse lying down!"God some people are horrible," she tweeted her reaction to her nearly 82,000 followers. "You try being photographed when you don't know it's happening, when you're on holiday with your kids.""I'm out of this Twittersphere for a while. It's too mean sometimes, about your body, about your soul," she added. "Not worth it."Earlier this week, the actress raved about the social networking platform, telling ABC News she was "mad about it!""As a celebrity, it's having a forum where you can answer »
- tooFab Staff
Selena Gomez reportedly drops her parents as managers - Et Mike Myers welcomes a baby girl - People Minnie Driver quits Twitter over "horrible" bikini-body bullying - Us Weekly Kim Kardashian's most coveted body part may surprise you - HuffPost Celebrity Robert Downey Jr. is looking extrafit these days - Lainey Gossip 45 things you never knew about Ryan Gosling - BuzzFeed Have you watched the 22 Jump Street trailer yet? - Gossip Girl Hear Ed Sheeran's cover of Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" - Vulture Adrien Brody revs his engine for a charity race - Hollywood Reporter Colin Kaepernick tweets his innocence in sexual assault investigation - Jezebel Christina Aguilera partners with Nintendo - Pink Is the New Blog Source: Getty / Jb Lacroix »
- Brittney Stephens
Just a few days ago, Minnie Driver was "mad about" Twitter. But now, the About a Boy actress is leaving the social network, after being the target of "mean" comments that bullied Driver about her bikini body. Driver, who has a son, Henry, 5½, had been snapped in a cute green two-piece while vacationing with her family in Miami, prompting an influx of hateful comments. "You try being photographed when you don’t know it’s happening, when you’re on holiday with your kids," the actress Tweeted on Wednesday. Although it's not clear what those negative comments were, the 44-year-old »
- Cara Lynn Shultz
Minnie Driver looks fabulous at 44—but apparently, not everyone thinks so. After the About a Boy star was photographed wearing a bikini on the beach in Miami Tuesday, Twitter users began to criticize the fit Brit's physique. By Thursday, Driver was tired of the body bullying—so much so that she decided to quit the social networking site (at least for a little while). "God some people are horrible: you try being photographed when you don't know it's happening, when you're on holiday with your kids," the Academy Award nominee tweeted. She added, "I'm out of this Twittersphere for a while. It's too mean sometimes, about your body, about your soul. Not worth »
Minnie mad. Minnie Driver announced Wednesday, April 9, that she is quitting Twitter temporarily after people posted "mean" comments about her bikini body, which was on display in recent vacation shots of the star. "God some people are horrible," the About a Boy star tweeted to her 81,000-plus followers. "You try being photographed when you don't know it's happening, when you're on holiday with your kids." The actress was photographed in Miami with her 5-year-old son Henry, playing in the pool and walking across the beach [...] »
Documentaries are prone to exposing surprising truths, which makes Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein's film "An Honest Liar" all the more complex given the nature of its subject: the art of deception. Measom and Weinstein chronicle the life of famed magician James "The Amazing" Randi and his attempt to expose the numerous frauds who use their tricks to con people out of money, which ultimately proves to be quite the trick itself. Tell us about yourself. Tyler Measom: I am but a humble chimney sweep and documentary filmmaker laboring to put bread on the table. "An Honest Liar" is my third feature to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The others: "Take" (2008) starring Minnie Driver and Jeremy Renner and the documentary "Sons of Perdition" (2010). I live and work under the shade of a large oak tree in the lovely town of Salt Lake City. And no, I'm not a Mormon. »
- Ziyad Saadi
Warning: The following clip is Nsfw. For many horror fans, the phrase "horror musical" elicits groans of frustration. But the subgenre's bad reputation hasn't scared off writer-director-lyricist Jerome Sable. With Stage Fright, this triple threat filmmaker offers audiences a twisted tale of terror that's full of tunes! And now you can get a sneak peak at its first ten minutes, courtesy of Hulu. Stage Fright is a slasher flick set in a musical theater camp where the beautiful Camilla Swanson (Allie MacDonald) dreams of following in the footsteps of her famous mother (Minnie Driver), who was brutally killed during the run of the play The Haunting of the Opera. When the camp decides to resurrect this show, Camilla feels she's fated to take on the role her mother died for. But with a killer on the loose, she might not make it to curtain call. Hulu's preview clip begins with »
The “horror musical” concept is a bit of an oddity in cinema history. Surely, everyone is aware of the most popular grandaddy of them all, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, or Brian DePalma’s underrated classic (that came one year prior in 1974), The Phantom Of The Paradise, which has found a new appreciation in later years. Most of these films are deeply-rooted in cult cinema, as not everyone is as receptive to the genre-smashing as others. In the following decades, similar films have periodically taken stabs; such as Little Shop Of Horrors in 1986, South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Cannibal! The Musical in 1996 and Tim Burton’s 2007 revision of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (which, like Rocky Horror, originally hails from the stage). However, in the last decade, similar films have begun to surface and also attract cult status. Darren Lynn Bousman’s 2008 Repo! »
- Josh Soriano
Minnie Driver has been doing her crunches. The About a Boy star is vacationing in Miami with her 5-year-old son, Henry, and some family friends who also have kids, but this afternoon she was alone and showing off her toned legs and impressive abs in a green floral-print, ruffle-trimmed bikini while walking on the beach. Driver capped off her look with the requisite brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect her face from the sun. A source exclusively tells E! News that the 44-year-old actress headed from her nearby hotel to the shore at around 4 p.m., local time, for her stroll. She amiably obliged the waiting paparazzi with a 10-minute loop up and down the beach, enough for them to get »
Minnie Driver broke out in her bikini in Miami, Fl, on Tuesday, where she took a walk on the beach and soaked up the sun. Minnie seems to already be squeezing in a little relaxation time, even though It's only been a little over a month since her debut in About a Boy, which aired as one of the new midseason TV shows. Minnie recently spoke about her role on the show, which seems to be following the trend of other projects that have revisited old concepts, like Bates Motel and Rosemary's Baby. Minnie remarked that the series is already doing well, so a beach getaway seems like the perfect way to celebrate. Keep scrolling to see more! View Slideshow › »
- Ryan Roschke
Horror comes to the world of musical theater with the upcoming film, “Stage Fright.” The film is written and directed by Jerome Sable and stars Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Minnie Driver and one of the most legendary performers out there, Meat Loaf. The film follows a girl who wants to become big on Broadway, but soon finds out that she’s in for much more than bright lights. “Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the [ Read More ]
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Catch 10 minutes of "Stage Fright" starring Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf. The film opens via Magnolia Pictures on May 9th, 2014 and is directed and written by Jerome Sable. Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre. »
We’ve been covering Stage Fright a good bit over the last few weeks, but you can get a much better idea of what to expect from the movie by checking out the first ten minutes right now:
“Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.”
Stage Fright stars Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Kent Nolan, Melanie Leishman, Minnie Driver, and Meat Loaf. Magnet Releasing will release Stage Fright in theaters May 9th and it is currently available on VOD. To check out photos, »
- Jonathan James
If you haven't check out Stage Fright yet, you ought to make it your business to. Need a bit more convincing? Then dig on the film's opening 10 minutes courtesy of the cats over at Hulu.
Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, James McGowan, Steffi Didomenicantonio, Ryan Bobkin, Leanne Miller, and Adrianna Di Liello star.
Magnet is releasing the film in its Ultra VOD program, launching it on iTunes and On Demand on April 3rd and following with a theatrical release on May 9th.
Stage Fright tells the story of a posh musical theater camp terrorized by a killer who hates musicals. Driver plays Kylie Swanson, a haunted star of the Broadway stage and mother of two siblings who find themselves at the center of the unfolding horror at the camp. Meat Loaf plays Roger McCall, a slumming Broadway producer-turned-camp director. »
- Steve Barton
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