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It seems Terrence Malick isn't going to drop two movies this year. The director unveiled his latest, "Knight Of Cups," in Berlin in February, but it looks like neither his follow-up "Weightless" or his documentary "Voyage Of Time" will surface before the year is out. "Knight Of Cups" won't open theatrically until next year, but this featurette should hold you over. Read More: New International Poster For Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' Running a few minutes long, it finds cast members Natalie Portman, Wes Bentley, Brian Dennehy, and Isabel Lucas sharing their experiences of shooting the movie, as lots of new, swooping footage from the film fills everything in. But what does it all add up to? According to our critic in Berlin, not a lot really, as she described it as "neither here nor there, neither great nor terrible, just an eternal dance of recollections in which nothing is answered, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 10 pairs of guaranteed anytime movie tickets up for grabs to the new electronic music film “We Are Your Friends” starring Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski! Pick your own theatre and time!
“We Are Your Friends,” which opened on Aug. 28, 2015 and is rated “R,” also stars Wes Bentley, Alex Shaffer and Shiloh Fernandez from writer and director Max Joseph (“Catfish: The TV Show”) and writer Meaghan Oppenheimer. Note: You must be 17+ to win these “R”-rated tickets.
These guaranteed anytime passes are valid now throughout Chicago/land through Sept. 17, 2015. They are valid at most major movie chains (excluding AMC) and some independent theaters. There is a locator code on the back of the passes where holders can search online to find valid local theaters. These passes will be snail mailed to our winners.
To win your free “We Are Your Friends” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Wes Bentley was the It Boy of 1999 when he starred opposite Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening and Thora Birch in "American Beauty" ... but then, things took a shocking turn. The then-20-something actor fell into a drug spiral and began working on projects that didn't receive quite the same acclaim as the Oscar-winning film. While he's since resurrected his career with roles in "The Hunger Games," "American Horror Story," "Interstellar" and the upcoming live-adaptation of "Pete's Dragon," he is very open about his struggles with sobriety. "I didn’t do anything in high school. I was one of those kids in high school who looked down on people who smoked pot or you know partied and even drank," he says in a new interview with "Larry King Now." "It really became a problem in 2006 when it really started to take hold of me and the drugs got harder and I got deeper in it. »
- tooFab Staff
Last week we saw the first official images from American Horror Story: Hotel [see here], and now FX has released three brand new teaser promos for the upcoming fifth season of the anthology series, which you can watch right here…
American Horror Story: Hotel is set to get underway on October 7th, with a cast that includes Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Chloe Sevigny, Matt Bomer, Wes Bentley, Lady Gaga, Max Greenfield, Finn Wittrock, Denis O’Hare, Naomi Campbell, Madchen Amick and Darren Criss.
- Gary Collinson
Ready for a not-so-healthy dose of nightmare fuel? FX has you covered with a trio of TV clips for its hotly-anticipated American Horror Story: Hotel, which each peel back the supernatural horrors lurking in the Hotel Cortez in their own unique and terrifying ways.
Entitled Towhead, Jeepers Peepers and Sleepwalk, each snippet is a delightfully creepy peak at the spooks and thrills that await us in FX’s new season. American Horror Story has always nailed its marketing campaign, showcasing twisted and horrific teasers all designed to get under the skin of fans and newcomers alike. Today’s clips are no different, with creepy children and claustrophobic corridors taking the limelight on this occasion.
Co-creator Ryan Murphy returns as showrunner for the fifth season of the award-winning series, and the executive producer recently teased that he wants to push for two seasons of the popular gothic drama in 2016. Such an »
- Michael Briers
Three new American Horror Story: Hotel teasers FX has posted three new American Horror Story: Hotel teasers that are pure, 100% nightmare fuel. Check out all three below! American Horror Story: Hotel stars Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, Chloë Sevigny, Denis O’Hare, Cheyenne Jackson, Evan Peters and Finn Wittrock.…
The post New American Horror Story: Hotel Teasers Will Scare You Awake appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Max Evry
"The 13-episode fifth installment of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning franchise, American Horror Story: Hotel, premieres on FX on October 7th.
American Horror Story: Hotel features an all-star cast of Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, Chloë Sevigny, Denis O’Hare, Cheyenne Jackson, Evan Peters and Finn Wittrock.
Ryan Murphy serves as Co-Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer and Director of American Horror Story: Hotel and Brad Falchuk is Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Writer. Tim Minear, Brad Buecker, Jennifer Salt, James Wong and Alexis Martin Woodall also serve as Executive Producers. The American Horror Story franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television."
To catch up on our previous American Horror Story: Hotel coverage, visit:
- Derek Anderson
In case you missed it (and according to the box office numbers, you probably did), We Are Your Friends is the flick starring Zac Efron as a DJ trying to break into the Edm scene as well as Emily Ratajkowski's panties. Sure, there's a sub-plot about his friends working for a shady Jon Bernthal and also a sub-plot about Wes Bentley as a music producer and . . . well, according to our review from Chris Bumbray,... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Director: Tyler Shields
Running Time: 90 mins
Tyler Shields has made a splash over the years as a Hollywood photographer, so it makes perfect sense his directorial debut would be a horror movie. Having said that, the crowd at FrightFest may well be divided over Final Girl, which sits as a curate’s egg amongst today’s crop of cinematic nightmares.
The convoluted story opens with a sinister scene where a young girl is interrogated by a shadowy, suited type (Wes Bentley) in sparse, concrete surroundings. Flash forward to over a decade later and Bentley has trained the girl – Veronica (Abigail Breslin) – as a party-dress-wearing death machine, programmed as bait for a group of psychotic teenage boys who get their kicks hunting and killing women. Once she agrees to accompany them to a remote woodland location, »
- Steve Palace
Zac Efron's "We Are Your Friends" was unfriended by most of the country this weekend. The Edm movie, co-starring Wes Bentley and Emily Ratajkowski, was released on 2,333 screens but only made $1.8 million. That's not just short of the $8 million projection, it's also the worst wide-release launch of Efron's career and one of the worst openings of any studio film ever.
Entertainment Weekly culled the list of the top 10 worst wide-release movies ever, and "We Are Your Friends" ended up at No. 3, just behind "Delgo" and "Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure." This movie actually did worse than the much-mocked "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" and marks Wes Bentley's second time on the list, since he was also in the horror movie "P2."
According to Variety, Warner Bros. only spent $2 million to acquire "We Are Your Friends." Warner Bros. distribution executive vice president Jeff Goldstein commented on the opening: "We're disappointed, »
- Gina Carbone
Zac Efron's new film did manage to crack into a top ten list when it opened this weekend - unfortunately, it isn't the kind of list any actor would want to have on his resume.
We Are Your Friends opened with $1.8 million this weekend, a figure that landed the film at number four on the list of the worst wide-release debuts in box office history, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The list compiles the films that generated the worst box office openings for films that opened in 2000 theatres or more on their debut weekend.
The story of Efron's aspiring DJ trails behind 2008's Delgo and 2012's Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure, which take first and second place respectively, and also managed to score a bigger box office than last year's 10th anniversary re-release of Saw.
We Are Your Friends follows DJ Cole Carter (Efron) as he gets the chance of »
Efron puts in a smart performance as a would-be DJ facing new frontiers
This Eden-lite affair may not be the Saturday Night Fever for the 21st century for which director/co-writer Max Joseph was aiming, but it certainly marks a return to intriguing form for Zac Efron after the patience-testing trials of That Awkward Moment and Bad Neighbours. Efron plays Cole, a wannabe DJ holed up in the sun-drenched wasteland of the Valley, gazing across the hills in search of a better tomorrow. By day he holds down a miserable job cold-calling lonely mortgage defaulters; by night he twiddles knobs in the supremely uncinematic manner of the modern mixmaster – a man with a laptop and a pair of headphones. But when a chance encounter with Wes Bentley’s spiky superstar opens his eyes to wider horizons, Cole finds himself torn between old loyalties and new frontiers. The story is paper-thin, »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
Final Girl, 2015
Directed by Tyler Shields
A man teaches a young woman how to become a complete weapon. Later she is approached by a group of sadistic teens who kill blonde women for unknown reasons. The hunting season begins.
Abigail Breslin plays Veronica, a young girl who was taken in by mentor William (Wes Bently) after her parents were murdered. Over the next twelve years, William teaches Veronica to be a lethal assassin that will attack, hunt and kill predatory men. Her first target? A Riot Club-esque group of White Privileged Males who take innocent girls out into the woods to hunt for fun. »
- Luke Owen
Fair Weather Daydreams: Joseph’s Debut Mixes Surprising Energy into Vapid SoCo Slush
From its familiar yet nicely edited introductory credits, to its sweaty palmed electro enhanced climax, Max Joseph’s Bpm booming coming-of-age drama We Are Your Friends sometimes surprises by tapping into an energetic vein of youth on a precipice. But an intense focus on extra sensory visual flourishes meant to channel all the right vibes tends to distract from more important necessary developments, mainly the creation of empathetic characters. Instead, this tepid gaggle of immature San Fernando Valley bros comprises an achingly obnoxious focal point the film never recovers from, no matter how sincere lead Zac Efron desperately appeals to us as the mostly reasonable protagonist.
Cole (Efron) feels trapped in the sticky wasteland known as the San Fernando Valley. Estranged from his parents, he lives on the couch of best friend Mason (Johnny Weston). In a flash of sporadic voiceover, »
- Nicholas Bell
'Straight Outta Compton' poster. Weekend box office: 'Straight Outta Compton' to beat weak competitors, but still far from being top blockbuster directed by black filmmaker If you thought last weekend was bad at the U.S. and Canada box office, you should see what's in store for this weekend, Aug. 28-30, '15. For starters, only one movie, F. Gary Gray's sleeper hit Straight Outta Compton, is expected to earn more than $10 million. The rest – and that includes Zac Efron, Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, and the Power of (Christian) Prayer – will perform quite powerlessly indeed. In case Straight Outta Compton reaches the box office gurus' estimated $15 million, it will get close to the $140 million mark. Bear in mind there's no guarantee that will happen; despite basically no competition, the drop-off rate of Gray's hip hopping film was steeper than expected last weekend. (See updated weekend box office estimates.) Now, some »
- Zac Gille
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The world is ours. Now playing in theaters everywhere is Max Joseph's We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron as a budding DJ in Los Angeles trying to make a name for himself. The fun cast in this dance music movie includes Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski as Sophie, plus Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez, Alex Shaffer and Jon Bernthal. Efron learns that he needs to trust himself to make the most of his creativity. So how is it? Does this actually have something to say? Is it worth seeing? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on We Are Your Friends. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to keep major spoilers from the film to a minimum, if possible. »
- Alex Billington
Hitting theaters Friday, “We Are Your Friends” is a bro-tastic ode to electronic music and friendship in the San Fernando Valley — but it’s hard to miss Emily Ratajkowski, Zac Efron‘s leading lady in the film. Ratajkowski, the breakout star of Robin Thicke‘s 2013 music video for “Blurred Lines” and star of this summer’s “Entourage,” plays an assistant to Wes Bentley‘s headlining DJ James — and the object of desire for Efron’s aspiring DJ, Cole. Ratajkowski never gets near the turntables, so TheWrap inquired about her favorite music ahead of the movie’s release — and we were pleasantly surprised by her taste. »
- Matt Donnelly
Zac Efron‘s “We Are Your Friends” barely made a sound when debuting at the box office on Thursday with just $175,000, while Sony’s religious drama “War Room” grossed $600,000 from 1,017 theaters. “We Are Your Friends,” directed by Max Joseph (“Catfish”), is expected to earn $7 million to $9 million this weekend from 2,333 theaters. Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley co-star with Efron, who takes the lead as a young DJ trying to make it in Los Angeles’ Edm scene. “War Room” is the latest Christian-themed feature from Georgia-based filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick. Produced with a $3 million budget, it is expected »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Sony’s Christian drama launched with $600,000 at 1,017 locations at Thursday preview screenings, while Warner Bros.’ DJ movie generated a mild $175,000.
“We Are Your Friends” expands to 2,333 locations on Friday. It’s expected to take in about $9 million this weekend, while “War Room” has been forecast for a launch in the $5 million range. “War Room,” which is going out through Sony’s TriStar label, has been the leader in advance sales in recent days.
However, Universal’s “Straight Outta Compton” is set to top the box office for the third consecutive weekend with roughly $15 million.
The Weinstein Co.’s political thriller “No Escape,” which opened Wednesday with $1.2 million at 3,007 theaters and adds 343 locations Friday, should also gross about $9 million for the Friday-Sunday period.
“We Are Your Friends” is firmly pegged at younger women, »
- Dave McNary
Notorious snapper Tyler Shields has made his directorial debut with horror film Final Girl. It’s safe to say when Shields puts his name to something it isn’t going to be run of the mill, and that’s certainly the case here.
A tense, atmospheric and above all strange tale of revenge, it stars Abigail Breslin as a young assassin charged with wiping out a group of teen psychopaths and Wes Bentley as her grizzled mentor. I got on the Fifties-style phone for a look past the movie’s Americana exterior and into the bloody, beating heart beneath…
The film is arguably quite unusual. What drew you to this story?
Oh Steve, I wouldn’t say it’s arguably unusual, I’d say it’s very unusual! »
- Steve Palace
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