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Good-on I Am Not A Serial Killer for never bullshitting its audience. We don’t even get halfway into this Dan Wells adaptation before director Billy O’Brien addresses the elephant in his title. As the film suggests, O’Brien’s main character is not a serial killer, so why waste time teasing something that isn’t true when the film begins (but might be later)? Such a suggestive name plays directly into an unexpected story for those of us ignorant to Wells’ source novelization, without any momentum to waste. I like surprises, and this is one of the better ones a genre fan can ask for.
Max Records plays young John Wayne Cleaver, a diagnosed sociopath who works with his mother April (played by Laura Fraser) in their family’s funeral home. Everyone knows John isn’t exactly “normal,” which is why he visits his therapist Dr. Neblin (Karl Geary »
- Matt Donato
Ahead of its VOD release on August 26th, Irish writer-director Billy O’Brien’s adaptation of novelist Dan Wells’ supernatural-thriller I Am Not a Serial Killer (read our review) screened at this past weekend’s Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival in Chicago. Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future), Max Records (Where The Wild Things Are) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) star […] »
Hasbro launched development of a “Clue” movie in 2008 as part of a six-year partnership with Universal to produce at least four feature films based on branded properties: Clue, Monopoly, Candyland, Ouija, Battleship, Magic: The Gathering and Stretch Armstrong.
“Battleship” was a costly money-loser for the studio in 2012 while “Ouija” grossed $103 million on a $5 million budget and generated a sequel “Ouija: Origin of Evil” that’s due out Oct. 21. At the time that Universal dropped the “Clue” project, “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski was attached to direct and produce, but is no longer part of the project at Fox.
Hasbro’s seen its greatest success in Hollywood with “Ouija, »
- Dave McNary
Way back in 2011, Universal Pictures dropped their long-gestating remake of the 1985 board game adaptation Clue, but we never heard any updates on the project since then. At the time, Gore Verbinski was attached to direct, but the project never found a new home. Until now. 20th Century Fox is joining forces with Hasbro Studios to bring this project back to life!
The Tracking Board reports that Josh Feldman is set to produce through Hasbro Studios, with Ryan Jones overseeing the project for Hasbro and Daria Cercek overseeing the project for 20th Century Fox. When Universal was developing the project, the studio was working from a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Gods of Egypt). It isn't know if the writers or director Gore Verbinski are still involved at this point.
This report reveals that 20th Century Fox is seeking to expand the scope of this movie remake, which seems »
1991: Joseph Gordon-Levitt booked a number of roles as a child actor, including guest spots on “Family Ties” and “Murder She Wrote,” but his first starring role was on ABC’s revival of ’60s gothic soap opera, “Dark Shadows.” The show, on which Jgl played David Collins, only lasted one season. 1994: In “Angels in the Outfield,” Jgl plays an adorable foster child who prays to God that the California Angels win the pennant so he can have a family again. God answers by sending a pack of angels, led by Christopher Lloyd, to help out the struggling ball club. »
- Greg Gilman
IFC Midnight is doing one hell of a job putting out some solid, scary as all hell films, ranging from possessed children to serial killers and everything in between and I for one, couldn’t be more excited about the trio below. Do yourselves a favor and put these babies on your calendars, they all three look like unique, bold visions of horror and terror.
Antibirth (August 29th, theaters, VOD)
Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and her best friend Sadie (Chloë Sevigny) spend their days adrift in a druggy haze. But one wild night out becomes a bad trip that never ends when Lou wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. Who—or what—is growing inside her? As her due date approaches with alarming swiftness, the fear, paranoia, and conspiracy theories begin to pile up. Spiked with blasts of hallucinatory color, surreal shocks, and subversive comedy, »
- Jerry Smith
With just three weeks to go until its release, a poster and trailer have arrived online for director Billy O’Brien’s upcoming thriller I Am Not a Serial Killer. The film is an adaptation of Dan Wells’ best selling novel of the same name and stars Max Records, Christopher Lloyd and Laura Fraser; take a look below…
Sixteen-year-old John Wayne Cleaver (Max Records, Where the Wild Things Are) is not a serial killer—but he has all the makings of one. Keeping his homicidal tendencies and morbid obsessions with death and murder in check is a constant struggle that only gets harder when a real serial killer begins terrorizing his sleepy Midwestern town. Now, in order to track down a psychopath and protect those around him, John must unleash his darkest inner demons. Based on the cult novel by Dan Wells, this twisted, genre-bending thriller co-stars Christopher Lloyd and Breaking Bad’s Laura Fraser. »
- Amie Cranswick
Today we present to you a trio of new movie trailers from the festival circuit, and they all look like must-sees for any film lover. Check out the previews for notable selections of SXSW, Cannes, Toronto and Fantastic Fest below. I Am Not a Serial Killer In what sounds like an indie teen movie version of the show Dexter, this thriller adapted from a cult novel follows a young man (Where the Wild Things star Max Records) who everyone in town thinks could be a serial killer as he discovers an actual mass murderer on a rampage. Christopher Lloyd co-stars, and IFC is releasing the SXSW hit in theaters and online on August 26. Two Lovers and a Bear Orphan Black breakout Tatiana Maslany continues her rise to stardom with a leading role...
- Christopher Campbell
Directed by Billy O’Brien, I Am Not a Serial Killer tells the story of John Wayne Cleaver (Max Records), a young teen riddled with homicidal thoughts who must protect his hometown from an actual serial killer. Based on the novel of the same name by author Dan Wells, we get our first look at the official trailer and poster for the IFC Midnight film before it is released in select theaters and on VOD on August 26th.
Synopsis: “Sixteen-year-old John Wayne Cleaver (Max Records, Where the Wild Things Are) is not a serial killer—but he has all the makings of one. Keeping his homicidal tendencies and morbid obsessions with death and murder in check is a constant struggle that only gets harder when a real serial killer begins terrorizing his sleepy Midwestern town. Now, in order to track down a psychopath and protect those around him, John must unleash his darkest inner demons. »
- Tamika Jones
Being a horror fan can be difficult at times, because so many genre releases end up being boring at best and garbage at worst. Oftentimes, though, some of the best horror films will be those that head straight to video-on-demand platforms. Based on early buzz, it looks like we’ll be getting another great VOD release soon from IFC Midnight. Later this month, the distribution company will be releasing I Am Not a Serial Killer on digital platforms (and in select theaters), and I absolutely can’t wait. The film, which stars Christopher Lloyd, Max Records, and Laura Fraser, is an adaptation of
Take a Look at the Official Trailer for ‘I Am Not A Serial Killer!’ »
- Jasef Wisener
Prior to the film’s release at the end of the month here’s the latest, and most likely last, trailer for Billy O’Brien’s I Am Not A Serial Killer. The film stars Where The Wild Things Are’s Max Records as John, a troubled young man who believes himself to be a sociopath who could well develop into something much worse. When a crime is committed within John’s small town community the boy starts to investigate, setting him on a dark path to uncover some shocking truths. Based on a novel by Dan Wells the film co-stars Laura Fraser and Christopher Lloyd. The film has been well received since its SXSW debut, here’s what Peter Martin had to say in our review: “I Am Not a Serial...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
Film and entertainment’s biggest weekend is coming, with three nights and two days of the best cinematic experiences money can buy as American Airlines presents Empire Live hits The O2, London on 23rd-25th September 2016.
This year, Empire Live will be hosting a special 30th anniversary screening of Stand by Me as well as a screening of Labyrinth as a tribute to the late great David Bowie. To celebrate, we take a look at some of the best films from our childhood that still strike a chord with us today.
Thirty years ago Rob Reiner sent four boys on a journey along a railway line in rural Oregon in search of a dead body. In doing so, he created a modern classic. Based on a novella by Stephen King, Stand by Me stars Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O »
- The Hollywood News
Star Trek: The Original Series was a ground-breaking television event when it first hit the airwaves in 1966. As the famous tagline promised, the show went to places where no man had gone before, breaking boundaries and presumptions about science fiction and sindicated television on the way. By the late 1970's, reruns expanded the shows' popularity, and Star Wars paved the way for a transition to the big screen. 37 years, 13 films, and 3 generations of casts later, Star Trek still has a place on the big screen.
This is my personal ranking of those films, as a more than casual fan who grew up watching the films more so than the television shows. Are you a die-hard Trekkie? Or how about someone who has only been introduced to Star Trek through the reboot films? »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
Based on the novel by Dan Wells, I am not a Serial Killer tells the tale of a small town that becomes the target for an adventurous serial killer. After the police get nowhere, teenage outsider John (Max Records) takes the investigation into his own hands. John has a morbid fascination with serial killers. Diagnosed by his therapist as a sociopath he revels in his oddness but must put aside his own dark desires in order to track down the killer. His prime suspect is elderly neighbour Crowley (Christopher Lloyd), but can such a sickly man really be committing these murderous acts?
Records started his acting career young (he’s the boy in Where the Wild Things are) and has already started to hone his craft. His turn as John is engaging »
- Kat Hughes
The new branded line Shout Selects chooses Buckaroo for special-special edition treatment, with a long making-of docu just like the ones from the heyday of DVD. And this oddest of oddball sci-fi pictures has a backstory worth documenting. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Blu-ray Shout Select 1984 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 102 min. / Street Date August 16, 2016 / 34.93 Starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Lewis Smith, Rosalind Cash, Robert Ito, Pepe Serna, Ronald Lacey, Matt Clark, Clancy Brown, Carl Lumbly, Vincent Schiavelli, Dan Hedaya, Bill Henderson, Damon Hines, Billy Vera Cinematography Fred J. Koenekamp Production Designer J. Michael Riva Art Direction Richard Carter, Stephen Dane Film Editor George Bowers, Richard Marks Original Music Michael Boddicker Written by Earl Mac Rauch Produced by Sidney Beckerman, Neil Canton, W.D. Richter Directed by W.D. Richter
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Not content with its already well appointed special Blu-ray editions, »
- Glenn Erickson
Hot Toys has released promotional images its upcoming Back to the Future Part II 1/6th scale collectible figures for Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd’s Dr. Emmett Brown from the 1989 sequel; check them out here…
See Also: Pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles
The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in his 2015 outfit in the film. It features a newly developed head sculpt, meticulously tailored costume including the iconic futuristic running shoes, a selection of detailed accessories such as hover board, multi-color cap, future soft drink bottle, sports almanac, and a specially designed dynamic figure stand perfect for hover board skating poses.
The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmett Brown in Back to The Future Part II. It features a newly developed head sculpt, sophisticatedly tailored “futuristic” costume, »
- Amie Cranswick
Back in May Kevin Smith announced that he’s partnering up with MGM for a small screen adaptation of the 1984 cult sci-fi The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, and now Deadline is reporting that Amazon is close to reaching a deal for the series.
Smith, a long time fan of the original movie, has stated that he hoped to be able to lure original cast members such as Peter Wller, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd and Jeff Goldblum back for the TV series, and views the first season as an adaptation of the film, with potential subsequent season then expanding the story further.
Since directing an episode of The Flash last year, Smith has started turning his attention more towards TV; he’ll be directing another episode of the DC series for its third season, and has also reworked his planned Mallrats sequel into a 10-episode series.
- Gary Collinson
Just a few months ago, the 1984 movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension was simply a cult classic with a small but devoted following. Shortly after Kevin Smith directed an episode of The Flash, he was approacheed to turn this movie into a TV series, and now it seems that show has found a home. A new report reveals that the director and MGM are finalizing a deal to bring the Buckaroo Banzai show to Amazon Studios.
Deadline reports that Amazon and MGM are "close to locking in a deal" that would bring the show to the streaming service. The report claims that Amazon is eyeing to air the series at some point next year, but an exact episode count wasn't given. The news comes just hours after Amazon Studios announced their new comedy shows for their fall pilot season, including a reboot of The Tick.
Amazon and MGM are closing a deal for the streaming service to be the home of filmmaker Kevin Smith's proposed TV series adaptation of cult 1984 feature "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" says TV Line.
Peter Weller starred as a physicist/pilot/rock musician who, with his band of men called the Hong Kong Cavaliers, battled alien invaders from the eighth dimension.
Smith was approached by MGM about rebooting the property shortly after his great success helming an episode of "The Flash" this spring. »
- Garth Franklin
Going around saying “I am not a serial killer” is a good way to get people to think you’re a serial killer. Naming your movie that is a good way to get people’s attention. Max Records of “Where the Wild Things Are” stars in Billy O’Brien’s film, which premiered at South by Southwest and comes out next month. Watch its evocative trailer below.
The footage is heavy on mood and shots of Christopher Lloyd on an elliptical but light on concrete details. For more of those, here’s the official synopsis: “Sixteen-year old John Cleaver (Max Records) is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, »
- Michael Nordine
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