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Awfully Good Movies - The Rage: Carrie 2 (Video)

  • JoBlo
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) Director: Katt Shea Stars: Emily Bergl, Jason London, Amy Irving This weekend, audiences will face their nightmares with Pennywise the Clown and the cinematic remake of Stephen King’s It, so since this version of Stephen King’s classic book is getting spread over two movies, Awfully Good Movies is looking at another Part 2 to a King... Read More...
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Marielle Heller to Receive Inaugural Moms-in-Film Award

Marielle Heller: Sundance Institute

Moms-in-Film (MiF), an organization for working parents in film and TV, is celebrating its first anniversary by honoring “Diary of a Teenage Girl” writer-director Marielle Heller. Heller will receive the inaugural Moms-in-Film Award tonight, the organization announced in a press release.

Heller will be celebrated in a ceremony at The Players Club in New York. Director Ana Asensio (“Most Beautiful Island”) and actress Emily Bergl (“Shameless”) will be among the event’s speakers. Broadway star Kat Cunning (“Paramour,” “Les Liasons Dangereuses”) will provide the entertainment.

MiF fights for “the rights of working parents of all genders in the film and television industry,” by providing community, funding, and advocacy. The organization’s most recent initiative was arranging free childcare for filmmakers at SXSW this year.

The needs of working parents in Hollywood is something that Heller seems to be passionate about. When asked about the media’s treatment of working mothers in Hollywood versus working fathers, she told Vogue: “I definitely don’t think the answer is not asking those questions, pretending somehow that we’re not trying to juggle motherhood and directing. That’s been the position women directors have been in for the last 30 years.”

“It’s time for us to be more honest that we are in a more difficult position,” she continued. “The majority of parenting responsibility tends to fall onto women, whether or not we’re in wonderful equal partnerships. I think we can be more honest about what that looks like.”

Heller was nominated for a DGA Award for the Sundance hit “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” her directorial debut. Based on the graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, the film traces a young woman’s (Bel Powley, “Carrie Pilby”) sexual awakening as she embarks on an affair with her mother’s boyfriend (Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”). The film won Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2016 and was nominated for Best First Screenplay.

Among Heller’s other credits are episodes of “Casual” and “Transparent.” She is currently filming the Melissa McCarthy-starrer “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” The dark comedy is an adaptation of celebrity profile writer Lee Israel’s memoir. Next, Heller is set to write and direct “Kolma,” a fantasy thriller led by “The Force Awakens’” Daisy Ridley, and a feature based on HBO’s award-winning gay rights doc “The Case Against 8.”

Marielle Heller to Receive Inaugural Moms-in-Film Award was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Sundance Film Festival Embraces Virtual Reality With 2017 New Frontier Program

Sundance Film Festival Embraces Virtual Reality With 2017 New Frontier Program
Yesterday, the Sundance Film Festival announced its feature competition categories. Today, the festival unveils its New Frontier section — which showcases the tech-enabled storytelling of tomorrow.

The boundary-pushing New Frontier category, which celebrated a decade of outside-the-box projects from the likes of James Franco and Joseph Gordon-Levitt earlier this year, is often overlooked by attendees focused on independent cinema, and yet frequently contains the festival’s most innovative fare. This year’s slate consists of the North American premiere of “Museum Hours”; director Jem Cohen’s latest format-challenging documentary, “World Without End (No Reported Incidents)”; a pair of live multimedia-enhanced performances (including one from “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty” director and Sundance veteran Terence Nance); 20 virtual-reality experiences; and 11 immersive installations — with additional projects still to come.

Three of the projects belong to Sundance’s “The New Climate” program — a thread of programming that calls attention to environmental issues and climate change.
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Sundance 2017 Announces New Frontier Lineup, Including 22 Vr Experiences and 11 New Installations

Sundance 2017 Announces New Frontier Lineup, Including 22 Vr Experiences and 11 New Installations
As the Sundance Film Festival’s groundbreaking and technology-facing New Frontier section kicks off its second decade in existence, the 2017 edition of the section boasts its most stacked and varied programing picks yet. The full slate includes “story worlds” in Augmented Reality headsets, projection-mapped acrobatics, a Vr beauty salon producing neuroscience data via the internet of things and a host of socialized, interactive and immersively haptic Vr story experiences.

The rest of the lineup includes live performances, a feature film and augmented reality experiences built to complement 22 Vr experiences and 11 installations, showcased between three venues in Park City. The Claim Jumper will host 10 immersive installations focused on cross-disciplinary story construction, while the Vr Palace will feature 17 Vr experiences alongside an additional installation and the Vr Bar will offer a lineup of mobile Vr. Two New Frontier projects are part of the Festival’s New Climate program, which highlights the environment and climate change.
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Sundance 2017 announces New Frontier lineup

  • ScreenDaily
Sundance 2017 announces New Frontier lineup
Top brass at the Park City jamboree announced on Thursday 20 virtual and augmented reality presentations and 11 installations.

The eleventh New Frontier programme includes storyworlds in Augmented Reality headsets, and a Vr beauty salon producing neuroscience data.

Established Vr artist Chris Milk and Aaron Kobli are behind Life Of Us, while immersive journalist Nonny de la Peña will premiere Out Of Exile: Daniel’s Story.

New Frontier will be staged at three Park City venues: Claim Jumper will host ten immersive installations; the Vr Palace will feature 17 Vr experiences alongside an additional installation; and the Vr Bar will offer a line-up of mobile Vr.

Three projects are part of the festival’s New Climate programme highlighting the environment and climate change.

Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival senior programmer and chief curator, New Frontier, said: “In an era that has recalibrated economies, redefined social realms and rewired the connection between the individual and the world, we must also
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Chris Milk, Nonny de la Peña in Sundance New Frontier

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Chris Milk, Nonny de la Peña in Sundance New Frontier
Top brass at the Park City jamboree announced on Thursday 20 virtual and augmented reality presentations and 11 installations.

The eleventh New Frontier programme includes storyworlds in Augmented Reality headsets, and a Vr beauty salon producing neuroscience data.

Established Vr artist Chris Milk and Aaron Kobli are behind Life Of Us, while immersive journalist Nonny de la Peña will premiere Out Of Exile: Daniel’s Story.

New Frontier will be staged at three Park City venues: Claim Jumper will host ten immersive installations; the Vr Palace will feature 17 Vr experiences alongside an additional installation; and the Vr Bar will offer a line-up of mobile Vr.

Three projects are part of the festival’s New Climate programme highlighting the environment and climate change.

Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival senior programmer and chief curator, New Frontier, said: “In an era that has recalibrated economies, redefined social realms and rewired the connection between the individual and the world, we must also
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Chris Milk, Nonny de la Peña among Sundance New Frontier programme

  • ScreenDaily
Chris Milk, Nonny de la Peña among Sundance New Frontier programme
Top brass at the Park City jamboree announced on Thursday 20 virtual and augmented reality presentations and 11 installations.

The eleventh New Frontier programme includes storyworlds in Augmented Reality headsets, and a Vr beauty salon producing neuroscience data.

Established Vr artist Chris Milk and Aaron Kobli are behind Life Of Us, while immersive journalist Nonny de la Peña will premiere Out Of Exile: Daniel’s Story.

New Frontier will be staged at three Park City venues: Claim Jumper will host ten immersive installations; the Vr Palace will feature 17 Vr experiences alongside an additional installation; and the Vr Bar will offer a line-up of mobile Vr.

Three projects are part of the festival’s New Climate programme highlighting the environment and climate change.

Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival senior programmer and chief curator, New Frontier, said: “In an era that has recalibrated economies, redefined social realms and rewired the connection between the individual and the world, we must also
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Chris Milk, Nonny de la Peña among Sundance New Frontiers programme

  • ScreenDaily
Chris Milk, Nonny de la Peña among Sundance New Frontiers programme
Top brass at the Park City jamboree announced on Thursday 20 virtual and augmented reality presentations and 11 installations.

The eleventh New Frontiers programme includes storyworlds in Augmented Reality headsets, and a Vr beauty salon producing neuroscience data.

Established Vr artist Chris Milk and Aaron Kobli are behind Life Of Us, while immersive journalist Nonny de la Peña will premiere Out Of Exile: Daniel’s Story.

New Frontiers will be staged at three Park City venues: Claim Jumper will host ten immersive installations; the Vr Palace will feature 17 Vr experiences alongside an additional installation; and the Vr Bar will offer a line-up of mobile Vr.

Three projects are part of the festival’s New Climate programme highlighting the environment and climate change.

Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival senior programmer and chief curator, New Frontier, said: “In an era that has recalibrated economies, redefined social realms and rewired the connection between the individual and the world, we must also
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Editorial: The Many Faces of Carrie

Everyone, horror fan or not, knows who Stephen King is. Whether they read one of his books or watched one of the many film adaptations of his work, you will recognize one of his creations. Many children have a formed a fear of clowns after meeting Pennywise in It or are hesitant to stay at hotels after The Shining or 1408. A story many are familiar with is that of Carrie White, the girl with the religious fanatic for a mother who is taunted so much at school that it eventually leads to a blood bath of a prom. She kills her tormentors using her newly discovered telekinesis and ends up dying in the end alongside her mother. Her story was doomed from the start and, as tragic as it is, serves as a cautionary tale to those who might want to think twice before making fun of someone. King’s novel,
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James Earl Jones Joins Romantic Drama ‘Atlas of the Soul’

James Earl Jones Joins Romantic Drama ‘Atlas of the Soul’
James Earl Jones has joined the independent romantic drama “Atlas of the Soul” opposite Lauren Fox, Andy Powers, Connor Paolo, and Emily Bergl, Variety has learned exclusively.

Jones will portray a mailman delivering packages containing rocks with the names of far-away cities to a recluse, played by Powers, living alone in a secluded Victorian house worn down by time. The packages are sent from his former lover (Fox), who has been driving cross country and living out of her van.

The producing team completed a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, raising more than $28,000 to help cover production costs.

Veteran indie filmmaker Jeremiah Kipp (“Edward Albee: A Transformative Moment”) will direct the film from a script penned by Fox. Lauren Rayner (“Sugar”) is the lead producer. Executive producers include Michael J. Zampino, Fox, and Powers.

Fox’s credits include “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” “Revolution Summer,” and “Noon Blue Apples.
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I was wrong. 'American Crime' is a great TV drama.

  • Hitfix
I was wrong. 'American Crime' is a great TV drama.
Paul Lee got pushed out today at ABC. There are many things you can ding the man for about his reign as head of that network: the misguided initial version of The Muppets, greenlighting Work It! and Mixology (and scheduling the latter after Modern Family, while letting Trophy Wife die on Tuesdays), failing to turn either of his Marvel shows into hits (Agent Carter, by far the better of the two, seems unlikely to see a third season at this point), and struggling in general with any dramas not created or produced by Shonda Rhimes. At the same time, Lee was wise enough to turn over as much prime time real estate as he could to Shondaland, and he's turned ABC into a great place for family comedies that are smart, funny, and reflective of what America looks like in 2016. Lee also not only greenlit American Crime, but ordered a
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Performer of the Week: Ellen Pompeo

Performer of the Week: Ellen Pompeo
The Performer | Ellen Pompeo

The Show | Grey’s Anatomy

The Episode | “The Sound of Silence” (Feb. 11, 2016)

The Performance | If a picture really says a thousand words, this review is superfluous: Any image we publish of Pompeo’s stricken face from this week’s Grey’s will tell you all you need to know about her visceral performance.

After an attack by a disoriented patient left Meredith temporarily deaf and unable to speak, her portrayer turned her visage into a notepad, on which she scrawled volumes about her character’s fear and confusion, her rage and despair. Frankly, between the articulateness
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‘Shameless’ Adds Sherilyn Fenn For Recurring Role

Sherilyn Fenn is set for a recurring role on the upcoming sixth season of Showtime’s dramedy Shameless in a recasting. She will play Queen, an earthy, sensual, flouncy, flamboyant and joyous woman who had a brief encounter with Frank (William H. Macy) on top of a washing machine when both were high on mushrooms at 16. The encounter produced a now-adult daughter, Sammi (Emily Bergl). Queenie is a force of nature, a grandmother many times over who loves to be naked, grows…
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TVLine Items: Flash and Jane Posters, American Crime Is Shameless and More

TVLine Items: Flash and Jane Posters, American Crime Is Shameless and More
There’s still a few weeks left before The CW’s fall lineup bombards your DVR — but who says you can’t get a glimpse of your favorite shows before then?

The network has released key art for sophomore favorites The Flash and Jane the Virgin (returning Oct. 6 and Oct. 12, respectively), as well as freshman musical-comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Oct. 12).

RelatedThe Flash Casts Newcomer as Heroine Speedster Jesse Quick

The biggest highlight of the posters? Our first glance at Jane’s son, Mateo. (He might not actually be in Jane’s arms when the show returns, but hey, we’ll take what we can get.
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Emily Bergl Cast in ABC’s ‘American Crime’ Season 2

  • The Wrap
Emily Bergl Cast in ABC’s ‘American Crime’ Season 2
Emily Bergl is joining the cast of “American Crime” for Season 2. The “Shameless” star will have a recurring role on the ABC anthology crime drama when it returns in 2016, joining previously announced newcomers Joey Pollari, Stephanie Sigman, Andre Benjamin and Hope Davis. She will play Lillah Tanner, the mother of Pollari’s character Eric. Her family becomes embroiled in the fallout of an alleged sexual assault. “We’ve had a lot of success bringing in talent with varied backgrounds. Emily’s done Broadway, televisiom,” said series creator John Ridley in a statement. “And being able to get her coming off of ‘Shameless;’ the.
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Emily Bergl Joins ABC’s ‘American Crime’; Travis Mills In ‘Flaked’

Shameless alum Emily Bergl has joined the second season of John Ridley’s ABC drama series American Crime in a recurring role. She will play Lillah Tanner the mother of Eric (Joey Pollari). Her family becomes embroiled in the fallout of alleged sexual assault. Bergl joins returning stars Lili Taylor, Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco and Richard Cabral — all of whom will be playing new characters in a new setting. Season 2 is filming in…
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‘American Crime’ Season 2 Adds ‘Shameless’ Star Emily Bergl

‘American Crime’ Season 2 Adds ‘Shameless’ Star Emily Bergl
American Crime” is continuing to build out the cast for its second season, adding “Shameless” star Emily Bergl as a recurring character.

Season two of the ABC show will revolve around a crime set in the high school basketball world when a student accuses several players on a championship team of sexually assaulting him, and then taking photos and posting them online.

The storyline will allow the creative team to explore issues of social economics, education, as well as sexual orientation, Ridley told Variety.

Bergl will play Lillah Tanner, the mother of Eric Lupton (played by Joey Pollari), a basketball player from a working class family who’s attending school on a scholarship. Lillah’s family becomes embroiled in the fallout of alleged sexual assault.

“We’ve had a lot of success bringing in talent with varied backgrounds,” said exec producer John Ridley of Bergl’s casting. “Emily’s done Broadway,
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Supernatural, Good Wife, Shameless, iZombie, Scandal, Supergirl and More

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Supernatural, Good Wife, Shameless, iZombie, Scandal, Supergirl and More
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Do you have any scoop or casting news on Brooklyn Nine-Nine? I can hardly wait to find out who the new captain will be. —Addie

Ausiello: Prepare not to be disappointed. “Everyone is going to be really happy with who the new captain is,” assures exec producer Mike Schur. “And the way that the [Sept. 27 Season 3 premiere] is conceived, that is far from the final surprise. It takes a lot of fun story twists and turns, in very rapid succession,
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Blu-ray Review: Carrie (2002) / The Rage: Carrie 2

Could anyone have guessed when Stephen King published his first novel Carrie in 1974 that it would spawn no fewer than four big screen adaptations? Brian De Palma’s 1976 version remains the first and best, but each subsequent filmmaker who comes at the material seeks to find something new and unexplored in King’s book. Of the two remakes and one sequel released in the last 16 years, only one movie has succeeded in being different enough to justify its own existence. It’s The Rage: Carrie 2, and it’s being packaged with the 2002 made-for-tv remake on a new double feature Blu-ray from Scream Factory.

By now you already know the story of Carrie White, a shy and awkward teenage girl raised by a religious zealot mother and possessing some major telekinetic abilities. When some kids at school decide play a big, bloody prank on her the prom, Carrie retaliates with
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Carrie (2002) / The Rage: Carrie 2 Double Feature Blu-ray Trailers & Clips

High school can be hell, especially for outcasts targeted by cliques with malevolent mischief on their minds. As readers of Stephen King's Carrie and its multiple film adaptations know, when you mess with a telekinetic outsider, fires tend to roar and blood spatters the walls. Scream Factory is giving the Generation Y versions of King's seminal story a high-definition upgrade, with their Carrie / The Rage: Carrie 2 Blu-ray hitting shelves on April 14th. Ahead of the Blu-ray's release, we have trailers and clips from both films, including the iconic blood-drenched prom queen crowning and Rachel's glass-shattering house party interruption.

"Synopsis: A Double Dose of Telekinesis Terror!

Carrie

Angela Bettis (May) stars in this 2002 adaptation of Stephen King's classic tale of horror and retribution, featuring eye-popping special effects and a shocking, all-new twist ending! Carrie White (Bettis) is a lonely, awkward teenage girl who just doesn't fit in. At school,
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