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Earlier in the week we got our first look at Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) and Josh Brolin (Oldboy) in Paul Thomas Anderon’s next film Inherent Vice, and now we have a new image of Phoenix as private investigator Larry “Doc” Sportello…
Based on Thomas Pynchon’s book, Inherent Vice sees Phoenix investigating the disappearance of an old flame’s boyfriend. Also featuring in the cast are Owen Wilson (The Internship), Katherine Waterston (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby), Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line), Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Martin Short (Damages), Jeannie Berlin (The Heartbreak Kid), Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) and Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire).
Inherent Vice is set to premiere at the New York Film Festival in October ahead of a U.S. release on January 9th 2015 and a UK release on January »
- Gary Collinson
A trailer for Martin Owen's horror satire 'L.A. Slasher' has arrived bringing with it slickness, a classic 80's tune and an Andy Dick voiceover. 'Death to Reality' cries out the new trailer so much so that you could be mistaken to think that that is the actual title to the feature from writer/director Owen. 'L.A. Slasher' stars Mischa Barton ('Apartment 1303'), Dave Bautista, Marisa Lauren, Danny Trejo ('VANish'), Abigail Wright, Drake Bell, Andy Dick, Brooke Hogan, Eric Roberts, Frank Collison, Elizabeth Morris, Korrina Rico and hottie Tori Black (below). And even though the trailer has a souped-up music video feel to it hopefully the accompanying synopsis below will help clear things up a bit. »
Martin Owen’s L.A. Slasher has done an excellent job establishing a good sized buzz for itself, with convention appearances, viral marketing and the promise of bringing the “death to reality TV”, which sounds like one excellent plan to me. While just the synopsis alone is enough to turn most horror fans on, today the debut trailer for the horror satire on all things plastic dropped and I must say, it looks like one fun ride. Check it out!
“a biting, social satire about reality TV and the glorification of people who are famous for simply being famous, L.A. Slasher explores why it has become acceptable and even admirable for people to become influential and wealthy based on no merit or talent – purely through notoriety achieved through shameful behavior. Incensed by the tabloid culture which celebrates it, the L.A. Slasher publicly abducts a series of reality TV stars, while the »
- Jerry Smith
We've been talking about the upcoming thrill-kill L.A. Slasher for a while now, and the time for words has come to an end. Suit up, Dreadies, as the teaser trailer is here, and we cannot wait for the mayhem to come. Check it out.
The film stars Danny Trejo (Machete), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Riddick), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”), Brooke Hogan (“Hogan Knows Best”), Tori Black (Not Another Celebrity Movie), and Marisa Lauren (“Superhero Movie”) with the voice of Andy Dick (“NewsRadio”) as the "L.A. Slasher."
Produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (Girls Against Boys), L.A. Slasher is a biting social satire about reality TV and the glorification of people who are famous for simply being famous. It explores why it has become acceptable and even admirable for people to become influential and wealthy based on no »
- Steve Barton
Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin aren't exactly seeing eye to eye. The first image from Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" has arrived, and in it the two stars sport wildly-different looks (Phoenix's bearded P.I. is a far cry from Brolin's flat-topped detective) as they sit beside each other at a diner counter. Set in 1970 Los Angeles, the Thomas Pynchon adaptation stars Phoenix as Larry "Doc" Sportello, a drug-addled P.I. investigating his ex-girlfriend's disappearance. In addition to Brolin, the all-star cast for the film - which has been slated to bow at the New York Film Festival on October 4 - includes Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Jena Malone, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph and Eric Roberts. Check out the image below, then let us know what you think in the comments. (via EW) »
- Chris Eggertsen
There have been a few stars over the years who started brightly only to see their career fade and sometimes even plummet. Perhaps one of the best examples of someone looking set to become a regular face at Award shows, particularly during the nominations montage, before falling from grace, was Eric Roberts. In fact one of his earlier films, The Pope of Greenwich Village, saw Roberts star with Mickey Rourke, whose career followed the same trajectory. An early run of solid films with critical acclaim, followed by a lengthy spell largely spent in B-movies, with the occasional more high profile bit part thrown in. Whilst Rourke had a second coming with The Wrestler recently, Roberts is still waiting for such an opportunity, and it’s an opportunity that would be fully deserved.
Before becoming something of a sitcom gag, »
- Gary Collinson
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got our first look at Josh Brolin (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) in Inherent Vice, the latest offering from acclaimed filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. Take a look…
Inherent Vice is based upon the book of the same name by Thomas Pynchon and centres on P.I. Larry “Doc” Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates the disappaearance of an ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend in 1970s Los Angeles. Brolin plays Lapd detective Christian “Bigfoot” Bjornson, while the cast also includes Owen Wilson (The Internship), Katherine Waterston (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby), Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line), Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Martin Short (Damages), Jeannie Berlin (The Heartbreak Kid), Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) and Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire). The film is set to premiere at the New York Film »
- Gary Collinson
Entertainment Weekly just unveiled the first photo from the upcoming "Inherent Vice" film, which is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights) and star Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin. Check out the photo below. Plot: In Los Angeles in 1970, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello (Phoenix) investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. The new movie co-stars Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Eric Roberts, Jena Malone, Martin Short and Maya Rudolph. It's set to hit select theaters on December 12th. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
A new trailer and one-sheet have arrived to celebrate the impending theatrical release of Al Bravo Studios and Chemical Mind Studios' new thriller '2 Bedroom 1 Bath'. We must stress that this is in no way connected to the Lionsgate's thriller '2 Br/1 Ba' which stars Alexa Vega ('Machete Kills') and Kathryn Morris even though both titles are concerningly similar. The psychological thriller from writer/director Stanley Yung focuses on a couple whose new 'dream home' isn't quite what they were expecting, particularly highlighted on the new poster by the statment 'Evil Lives Here.' Here's betting that wasn't mentioned on the original listing. The flick stars Michelle Hicks, Andrew W. Walker, Eric Roberts, Costas Mandylor and Dee Wallace. Check out the goods below. »
Al Bravo Studios and Chemical Mind Studios have completed post-production on the horror feature 2 Bedroom 1 Bath. This thriller involves a new beginning with a young couple. But, their new abode hosts a secret or two. 2 Bedroom 1 Bath primarily features Michelle Hicks and Andrew W. Walker, with Eric Roberts and Dee Wallace co-starring. A preview for the film's theatrical launch is here. Haunted house fans will enjoy this story. Rachel (Hicks) and Kevin (Walker) become unhinged, when strange occurrences begin to take place in their new home. Secrets of this evil locale are slowly revealed as Rachel and Kevin are targeted by a growing evil. 2 Bedroom 1 Bath will have its World Premiere September 5th, 2014. On this date, the film will play on ten screens, across California. Fans of horror can preview the launch with an official trailer here. Release Date: September 5th, 2014 (Limited Theatrical). Director/writer: Stanley Yung. Cast: Eric Roberts, »
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Without a doubt, one of this fall’s most anticipated films is Inherent Vice, a noirish detective thriller from The Master director Paul Thomas Anderson. For months, we’ve been predicting that the film will arrive as one of the most potent Oscar contenders in this year’s race, thanks both to Anderson’s proven abilities behind the camera and the brilliant cast he’s put together. Now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have our first look at stars Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin.
The small image is part of the magazine’s upcoming Fall Movie Preview issue, and a larger image is expected to land online shortly. But for now, you can still bask in the grainy glory of Phoenix and Brolin’s ridiculous haircuts:
- Isaac Feldberg
On tap right now are a new trailer and a set of fresh stills from Stanley Yung's new spooker 2 Bedroom 1 Bath. Look for the flick in limited California theatres beginning on September 5th, and stay tuned for VOD/home video news to follow.
From the Press Release
Al Bravo Studios and Chemical Mind Studios have partnered to give horror fans a new thrill with their haunting new film 2 Bedroom 1 Bath, coming to theaters on Friday, September 5th.
Starring Michelle Hicks (Mullholland Drive, “The Shield”) and Andrew W. Walker (Steel Toes, Against the Wall), 2 Bedroom 1 Bath is the chilling tale of a couple whose seemingly perfect dream home quickly becomes their nightmare.
This psychological thriller comes from the new voice in horror, writer/director Stanley Yung, producer Al Bravo (The Chicago 8, The Wailer), and the independent studio that brought audiences the cult horror film The Wailer (La Llorona). As »
- Steve Barton
Time to saddle up, pardners, as we head out into the old... Really Old... West, where things are wilder than you may have originally thought. Epic Picture Group has just released the trailer for Jurassic Hunters (formerly Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs), and we have it for ya here!
After an accidental explosion at the local mine, a long-thought extinct breed of dinosaur emerges from the rubble. A group of local gunslingers must unite to defend their town in a battle of man versus dinosaur!
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- Steve Barton
It sounds as if the L.A. Slasher will be setting his sights on the entire world as word has just come in to us that Archstone Distribution picked up the flick to rep international sales on top of the previous domestic signing with Circus Road.
The film stars Danny Trejo (Machete), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Dave Bautista (Riddick), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”), Brooke Hogan (“Hogan Knows Best”), Tori Black (Not Another Celebrity Movie), and Marisa Lauren (“Superhero Movie”), with the voice of Andy Dick (“NewsRadio”) as the "L.A. Slasher."
Produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (Girls Against Boys), L.A. Slasher is a biting, social satire about reality TV and the glorification of people who are famous for simply being famous. It explores why it has become acceptable and even admirable for people to become influential and wealthy based on no merit or talent »
- Steve Barton
Those anticipating the upcoming Gotham TV series, which will focus on the rise of criminality in the city before Batman turned up, may appreciate this nugget of casting news.
Maroni was played in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight by Eric Roberts, and has also featured heavily in loads of iconic comics, including The Long Halloween (which we deemed movie-worthy many moons ago).
Generally attributed as having a large part in turning Harvey Dent into Two-Face, Maroni is a man comprehensively capable of causing headaches for The World’s Greatest Detective, so should be an interesting addition to a world which doesn’t yet have his help.
Per Deadline, Zayas has been successfully recruited by the Gotham team to portray Mob Boss Salvatore Maroni, a character plucked straight from the pages of DC Comics. Maroni ascends the ranks of crime to achieve second billing under only Carmine Falcone, though considering Gotham is a prequel to Batman, he may have some work to do before calling the shots and taking Falcone on for control of Gotham's drug trade. Later on, Maroni will play an instrumental role in the incident that turns District Attorney Harvey Dent into Two-Face.
The role of Salvatore Maroni was played by Eric Roberts in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy. Though Maroni had little screen time in only The Dark Knight, he should be more fleshed out in Gotham. »
Director Anthony Hickox comes from a strong cinematic lineage. His father, Douglas Hickox was also a director (Zulu Dawn, Theatre of Blood) whilst his mother is critically lauded editor Anne V. Coates (Lawrence of Arabia). A career in the film industry seemed destined, even if his start would require a lot of persistence and a lot of luck.
His debut film Waxwork almost didn’t see the light of day. Hickox met the producer, Staffan Ahrenherg when he crashed his car into the back of Ahrenberg’s. With barely a penny to his name, Hickox managed to persuade Ahrenberg to let him pay for the damage by letting him write a script for him on the cheap. Ahrenberg agreed, and Waxwork was written by Hickox in three days. The script was rejected from almost every studio, »
- Gary Collinson
Even the rich and famous experience sibling rivalry— Biography.com rounds up five examples: Julia and Eric Roberts: They were close until Eric started abusing drugs and alcohol and broke up with his longtime girlfriend. Julia sided with the girlfriend, and helped her get custody of their daughter. Jessica and Ashlee Simpson: When Ashlee first started making music, four years after Jessica got famous, she wrote a song called "Shadow" about being in, well, her sister's shadow. Liam and Noel Gallagher: The former Oasis bandmates caused the band to break up over their rivalry. Things got really bad when Liam »
- Evann Gastaldo
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to watch the pilot for Fox’s Batman prequel, Gotham. It was one of the best pilot episodes I’ve seen in recent memory. They really have created a rich, expansive world that begs to be explored further. Every member of the cast remained faithful and familiar to those beloved and infamous characters while, at the same time, bringing something new and exciting. Even though the many unknown actors were most entrancing (Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot is a revelation!), the more well-known actors also disappeared into their new roles.
The casting choices have been perfect so far, so I fully trust they’ll make good use of Dexter’s David Zayas, who has been cast as mafia boss Salvatore Maroni. The character was previously featured in The Dark Knight, and was played by Eric Roberts.
Deadline, who broke the news, also provided »
- Eli Reyes
It looks like Gotham has added another DC villain to its cast of characters, with Deadline revealing that David Zayas (The Expendables, Dexter) has joined the Batman prequel series in the role of Sal Maroni. Notable for being the one to scar Harvey Dent in comic book continuity, the mob boss appeared briefly in both 1989′s Batman and 1995′s Batman Forever, while Eric Roberts portrayed him in 2008′s The Dark Knight. It’s said that his character will find himself competing for territory against another mobster in Carmine Falcone, played by John Doman (The Wire).
Gotham is set to premiere on Fox on Monday, September 22nd, with Ben McKenzie (The O.C.) starring as Detective Jim Gordon alongside Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers) as Alfred Pennyworth, Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy) as Harvey Bullock, newcomer Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, David Mazouz (Touch) as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth) as Oswald Cobblepot, »
- Gary Collinson
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