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Weekend Movies & TV: 'Fury,' 'Birdman,' 'Real Housewives of New Jersey,' & More (Video)

16 October 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This weekend, Brad Pitt and his battle-hardened platoon attempt a deadly mission in the WWII drama "Fury," Michael Keaton plays a washed up actor in the critically acclaimed off-beat comedy "Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," the popular IFC show "Comedy Bang! Bang!" returns for a new season late Friday night, and "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" wraps up its sixth season Sunday on Bravo.

Also in theaters this weekend: "The Book of Life" is an animated film that follows the fantastical adventures of a young man who's torn between his family's expectations and his heart. Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, and Channing Tatum voice roles. In "The Best of Me," a pair of former high school sweethearts (Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden) reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. "Dear White People" is a comedy-drama that follows four black students at an Ivy League »

- Jonny Black

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TV Review: Stephen King’s ‘Big Driver’

16 October 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Big Driver,” an odious new Lifetime movie, hides behind Stephen King’s brand and the credentials of its cast — per the billboards, “Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello! Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis! Grammy nominee Joan Jett!” (Um, huh?) — to peddle tired exploitation nonsense, in the form of a simpleminded revenge yarn. While Bello is a gifted actress (and this really plays like a one-character study much of the time), as vehicles go, it’s more of a garbage truck than anything else, which probably won’t prevent the King come-on from rewarding the network with sizable ratings.

Like a lot of the author’s stories involving writers, from “Misery” to “Secret Window” (in which Bello, incidentally, co-starred), “Big Driver” hardly revels in the milk of human kindness. Rather, Bello’s Tess Thorne — the author of a popular string of old-ladies-solve-crimes mysteries — is horribly abused, then improbably decides she must not report the incident, »

- Brian Lowry

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Wide World of Horror: ‘The Dark’ – nonsense in the service of more nonsense

15 October 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Dark

Screenplay by Stephen Massicotte

Directed by John Fawcett

Germany/Isle of Man/United Kingdom, 2005

Much of The Dark fails to make any sense. This carries out through the resolution of the film, where the ultimate solution to the plot not making any sense is for the ending to not make sense. Horror can be ambiguous, there’s nothing wrong with a horror movie that plays in the realm of the nonsensical. However, there’s ambiguity with a purpose, and there’s a lack of being able to make your plot make sense. The Dark isn’t ambiguous, it merely doesn’t make any sense and Stephen Massicotte has no idea how to deliver a screenplay that makes sense.

Sean Bean and Maria Bello do the most with what they are given. There are sections of the film that are serviceable because of the work turned in from those two professional actors. »

- Bill Thompson

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Big Driver (2014) TV Movie Trailer: A Stephen King Victim Seeks Justice

5 October 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Big Driver Trailer and Poster. Mikael Salomon‘s Big Driver (2014) TV movie trailer, TV movie poster star Maria Bello, Joan Jett, Ann Dowd, Olympia Dukakis, and Will Harris. Big Driver‘s plot synopsis: based on the short story by Stephen King, “In “Big Driver” Tess Thorne (Bello), [...]

Continue reading: Big Driver (2014) TV Movie Trailer: A Stephen King Victim Seeks Justice »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Trailer for Lifetime’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Big Driver

26 September 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Next month, Lifetime is set to venture out of its comfort zone with a TV movie adaptation of the Stephen King short story Big Driver, which was published in King’s 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars. The film sees Maria Bello (A History of Violence) leading a cast that also includes Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Ann Dowd (The Leftovers) and Will Harris (NCIS), and we have the first trailer for you right here. Take a look after the official synopsis…

In “Big Driver” Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, leaving her stranded. Relieved when another driver stops and offers assistance, Tess quickly discovers her savior is actually her assailant, a serial killer who repeatedly assaults her. Left for dead in a »

- Gary Collinson

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First Trailer For Lifetime’s Stephen King Adaptation Big Driver

24 September 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This fall, Lifetime will take an uncharacteristic trip into horror lit with Big Driver, an adaptation of Stephen King’s same-named short story from his 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars. Maria Bello stars in the grim and brutal pic, about an author who is brutally raped and assaulted by a truck driver, only to survive and return seeking vengeance.

The project is an unusual one for Lifetime, though the network has been branching out in recent years with increasingly dramatic original series like Witches of East End and The Lottery. Big Driver is also, like many of Lifetime’s programs, a tale of female empowerment led by a particularly steely protagonist.

Now, the suitably dark first trailer for the movie, which also stars Olympia Dukakis, Joan Gett, Ann Dowd and Will Harris, has arrived online. Check it out below, along with the official synopsis for the adaptation.

From a story by Stephen King, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Amityville' and 'Demonic' Lose Their Release Dates

19 September 2014 6:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Dimension Films has suddenly pulled two upcoming horror projects from their release slate, Demonic and Amityville: The Awakening, just a few months before they were both set to hit theaters. The studio has not issued new release dates for either project as of yet, and it isn't immediately clear why they were both pulled.

Back in late July, Dimension Films issued a December 12, 2014 release date for Demonic, which is written and directed by Will Canon (Brotherhood), based on an original story by producer James Wan. Frank Grillo and Maria Bello star as a detective and a psychologist who interview one of the survivors of a brutal massacre where five college students were killed. The survivor explains that they were all ghost hunters, trying to discover a paranormal phenomenon.

Amityville: The Awakening had been set for a January 2, 2015 release since December, with TWC-Dimension releasing the first trailer last month. Jennifer Jason Leigh »

- MovieWeb

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Release Delays for Amityville: The Awakening & James Wan’s Demonic

19 September 2014 3:20 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Filmgoers can knock all they want, but they’ll have to wait an undetermined length of time before theaters answer the door and let them into two upcoming haunted house movies from The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. Amityville: The Awakening and James Wan’s Demonic, both initially scheduled to be released this winter, have now been delayed.

According to Box Office Mojo, Weinstein/Dimension have delayed the debuts of Amityville: The Awakening (originally slated for a January 2nd, 2015 release) and James Wan’s Demonic (initially scheduled to hit theaters on December 12th, 2014). No new release dates have been penciled in on the calendar, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements.

The latest installment in the horror movie franchise that began in 1979, Amityville: The Awakening follows a single mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and her three children as they move into the dreaded 112 Ocean Avenue home in New York, »

- Derek Anderson

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Casting Net: Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover to star in sci-fi film 'Andron'

12 September 2014 5:04 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover will lead the cast of Andron, a sci-fi/action film from writer/director Franceso Cinquemani. The movie follows a group of young men and women who wake up in a dark, claustrophobic maze and struggle to survive, while the rest of the world watches. Also entering the maze are Michelle Ryan (EastEnders), Skin (lead singer from the U.K. band Skunk Anansie), Jon Kortajarena (A Single Man), Gale Harold (Queer as Folk) and Leo Howard (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra). [THR]

• Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara are about to get Ziggy with it. The pair »

- Jake Perlman

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Maria Bello, Nelisse Sisters Starring in ‘Wait Till Helen Comes’ Adaptation (Exclusive)

12 September 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Maria Bello and sisters Sophie Nelisse (“The Book Thief”) and Isabelle Nelisse (“Mama”) will star in the ghost story “Wait Till Helen Comes.”

Dominic James is directing “Helen,” which has a $10 million production budget, from a script by Victoria Sanchez Mandryk. Shooting is set to start  Sept. 29 in Winnipeg, with a 35-day shoot planned.

The project, adapted from the 1986 novel by Mary Downing Hahn, is a Caramel Film Production in association with Mednick Productions. The story centers on a house haunted by the tormented ghost of a little girl.

Production companies are Caramel Film, Just Believe Productions, Dcp Mystery Arts and Inferno Pictures. Producers are Andre Rouleau of Caramel Films; Sanchez Mandryk of Just Believe Productions; Don Carmody of Dcp Mystery Arts and Ian Dimerman of Inferno Pictures.

Rouleau said the producers are aiming for a target audience of children older than 8, young adults and families.

“We’d like to »

- Dave McNary

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Take a Ride with the Official Poster Art and New Stills from Lifetime's Big Driver

11 September 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We're closing in on the October 18th premiere date of Lifetime's upcoming "Big Driver" adaptation, and on tap today we have the film's official poster art to share plus over a dozen new stills. Check 'em out, and look for more soon!

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello's co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, »

- Debi Moore

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Maria Bello Discovers Murder Is a Two-Way Street on Poster for Stephen King's ‘Big Driver’ (Exclusive Photo)

9 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Maria Bello wields a weapon and a thirst for vengeance on the first poster released from Lifetime's upcoming Stephen King adaptation, “Big Driver.” Based on King's novella of the same name, “Big Driver” follows Bello as a famous suspense author who finds herself in a real life mystery when her car breaks down and she finds herself hitching a ride with the wrong person. Also read: Stephen King Movie ‘Big Driver’ Starring Maria Bello Picked Up by Lifetime As she recovers and her mind unravels and she sets out on a quest for revenge to track down her assailant. Olympia Dukakis, »

- Linda Ge and Jethro Nededog

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Spooky Teaser Trailer Rides in for Lifetime's Big Driver

2 September 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

From the looks of this effective new teaser trailer for its upcoming "Big Driver" film adaptation, Lifetime really seems to be trying to change its image and appeal to the horror crowd. Will it work? We'll find out October 18th.

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello' co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, »

- Debi Moore

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Lifetime to Air Big Driver October 18th; New Stills Released

26 August 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A couple of months ago we learned that Lifetime was adapting Stephen King's "Big Driver" short story from his Full Dark, No Stars collection, and now the network has released some stills and revealed the film's premiere date.

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello' co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, »

- Debi Moore

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Kevin Costner Movie ‘McFarland’ Moves Out Of 2014

22 August 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Disney is moving McFarland USA, the sports biopic starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello, out of Thanksgiving weekend and into a slot early next year. McFarland, whose title has been lengthened to McFarland USA, moves out of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay weekend (not that the demos compete for it) and moves to February 20, 2015 — a weekend populated by two films with the word gun in their titles: Relativity’s Jane’s Got A Gun starring Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman and Open Road’s The Gunman starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Idris Elba.

McFarland is about high school track and field coach Jim “Blanco” White and his wife who nurtured a bunch of poor, immigrant kids with short legs and turned them into running champions. It was produced by Mayhem Pictures

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- Anita Busch

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'Max Steel' Stars Ben Winchell & Ana Villafane Talk About Their New Superhero Flick, How They Got Their Chemistry [Exclusive]

19 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Ben Winchell and Ana Villafane both star in Max Steel, a new superhero feature adapted from lesser-known comic book that was inspired by a Mattel toy.

'Max Steel' Exclusive

In Max Steel, Winchell plays the titular role – half teenage boy (Max), half alien (Steel). It’s this duality of his character that Winchell believes sets him apart from all of the other superheroes that have recently been recreated in films.

“What makes them unique and what makes it different from every other superhero I feel has been out there is, if Max didn't have Steel, Max wouldn't be a superhero,” Winchell explained to uInterview. “Max is just a kid who has this energy running through him, that if he didn't have Steel there with him he would just explode and die. Which is terrible. But Steel is there Max has this energy that flows through him that if »

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More big stars going straight to video

13 August 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Toni Collette, Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, James Franco and Morgan Freeman can all draw crowds but their latest films are not being released in cinemas in Australia.

Distributors say there are multiple factors which compel them to send films straight to DVD and VoD, not least when titles bomb in the Us.

But the slashing of pay TV license fees for movies, rising marketing costs, the continued decline of the DVD market, the mainstream programming of chains such as Dendy and the proliferation of festivals and alternate content in cinemas are pushing many small to medium-size films out of cinemas.

Distributors calculate that it costs a minimum of $1.3 million to market a broad theatrical release, which means it will need to gross $4.5 million to break-even. Any less and the distributor loses money.

Universal Pictures International Australia MD Mike Baard says the fragmentation of audiences means distributors have to »

- Don Groves

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Transcendent Entertainment Sets ‘Magdalena’ for the Bigscreen (Exclusive)

13 August 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Los Angeles-based Transcendent Entertainment, run by Peruvian-born Danny Rodriguez, will be taking the little-known true story of Peruvian French resistance member Magdalena Truel to the bigscreen.

The drama, tentatively titled “Magdalena,” is based on nonfiction bestseller “Final Stop” by former CNN Espanol journalist Hugo Coya who recounts stories gleaned from five years of research on the 21 Peruvians who perished in Nazi camps. Truel saved hundreds of lives from Nazi persecution during World War II through her forgery skills.

Pic is budgeted at an initial $30 million and will likely shoot in France and Peru, where Truel spent the first 18 years of her life.

New York-based helmer-scribe Francis Delia will pen the screenplay. Production designer Thomas Voth, who worked on “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Wanted” among others, is on board to serve as art director of the pic slated to shoot by next year.

Rodriguez is in talks with potential helmers »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Third Person with Liam Neeson and Mila Kunis Blu-ray Release Date and Details

11 August 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The Paul Haggis drama Third Person starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Moran Atias, Maria Bello and Kim Basinger will make its Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD debut on a September 30 release date. It was an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival 2013 and Tribeca Film Festival 2014.

Third Person follows three different couples who reside in three different cities with no commonalities, at least at first glance. Here's the film's official synopsis, "Third Person tells three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal. The tales play out in New York, Paris and Rome through three couples who appear to have nothing related but share deep commonalities: lovers and estranged spouses, children lost and found. Third Person is a mystery, a puzzle in which truth is revealed in glimpses, and clues are caught by the corner of the eye - and nothing is truly what it seems. »

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New Release Dates: Mummy, Demonic, Rosewater

31 July 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A couple of key release date changes today.

With Universal's "Snow White And The Huntsman" prequel nabbing the April 22nd 2016 release date this morning, the studio has pushed back Alex Kurtzmann's "The Mummy" reboot. Originally scheduled for that date, it will instead launch two months later on June 26 2016.

Next up, Will Canon's supernatural thriller "Demonic," based on an idea by James Wan, has scored a December 12th release this year through Dimension Films. Maria Bello and Frank Grillo star as a psychologist and detective respectively who question the surviving members of a group of amateur college ghost-hunters after five of them are found brutally murdered inside an abandoned home.

Finally, "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart made his directorial debut last summer filming an adaptation of Maziar Bahari's "Rosewater". Open Road acquired U.S. rights in May following a private Cannes screening, and now they've announced a platform rollout »

- Garth Franklin

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