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12 items from 2014


Casting Net: Pedro Pascal in talks for Great Wall movie

19 December 2014 7:11 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal is in talks for director Zhang Yimou's untitled Great Wall pic. The film, which marks Yimou's English-language debut, follows a group of people who fight to protect the iconic landmark. Matt Damon is also in talks for the film. Tony Gilroy wrote the most recent draft of the script. Production is scheduled to begin this Spring, with a U.S. release date set for Nov. 23, 2016. [The Wrap] • Michael Stuhlbarg has signed on for Universal's Steve Jobs movie. Danny Boyle is directing the film, which has Seth Rogen in the role of Steve Wozniak and Michael Fassbender »

- C. Molly Smith

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‘Julia’ is a twisted little treat

20 October 2014 11:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Julia

Written & Directed by Matthew A. Brown

USA, 2014

Not all movies have a grand message or thought-provoking theme.  Some movies are satisfied with being a beautiful orgy of sex and madness.  Matthew A. Brown’s debut film, Julia, is a stylized bloodletting that pushes the limits of good taste and tests your allegiance to its heroine.  A delightfully sordid affair that leaves you feeling all kinds of icky, this is a must-add to your October calendar.

Julia is the perfect companion piece to another wonderfully-dark 2014 revenge thriller, Blue Ruin.  Only, instead of the protagonist being completely inept at the deadly arts, Julia Shames (Ashley C. Williams) was born to play the part.  Wrapped beneath three layers of clothing and hiding behind giant “grandma” glasses, Julia is a cute but awkward girl who tries her best to be invisible.  When she finally musters the courage to accept a date with the »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Julia Takes Revenge on Everyone (Even the Innocent): A Movie Review

8 October 2014 7:32 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by Archstone Distribution. Director/writer: Matthew A. Brown. Cast: Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy and Joel de la Fuente. Julia is a rape revenge thriller, from first time feature filmmaker Mathew A. Brown. This film is set to release at the Screamfest La film festival and an early review of the film is hosted here. In Julia, one very shy woman walks into an isolated apartment. Here, a horrifying tragedy takes place, one which is familiar to this genre. The next seventy or so minutes involves the protagonist transforming into something more bloody and murderous. Heavy on tropes and castration scenes, Julia is an unsettling horror film. The film utilizes lighting effectively, while the film builds in intensity. Julia is a haunting feature, which is difficult to forget. The film begins and stays with the character Julia (Ashley C. Williams »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Julia Transforms from a Shy Girl into a Black Swan in this Preview

3 October 2014 2:52 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

There is one other film of note, which is attending Screamfest La. The film is a rape revenge thriller, titled Julia. This film, from Tombstone Distribution, offers a lot of dark imagery as a woman contemplates murder. Julia stars Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede), Tayhna Tozzi and Jack Noseworthy. A preview of the film's North American Premiere is here. More story details can be found in the film's trailer. The clip shows Julia (Williams), tracking down her rapists. From one scene, it looks like she has teamed up with another female character. However, this second person is likely an external projection of her shadow (a Jungian term). Fans of horror or thrillers can find more story details for themselves, in the clip below. Release Date: October 21st, 2014 (World Premiere). Director/writer: Matthew A. Brown. Cast: Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy and Joel de la Fuente. A trailer »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Grimmfest 2014 Review – Julia (2014)

3 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Julia, 2014.

Directed by Matthew A. Brown.

Starring Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy and Ryan Cooper.

Synopsis:

A neon-noir revenge thriller centering on Julia Shames, who after suffering a brutal trauma, falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself.

In the vein of infamous rape-revenge fantasies such as I Spit on Your Grave and Ms. 45 comes Julia, the first feature-length production from writer and director Matthew A. Brown and one whose synopsis will be off-putting to many of the movie-going public. The overarching question of movies dealing with the subject of rape and its aftermath is whether not they have something to say or if it’s merely an act used to fill in the blank of character motivation, and to his credit Matthew Brown does dig deeper than your average 70s exploitation movie.

Emerging in slow motion from a New York subway and set »

- John Lucking

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Film4 FrightFest 2014 Review – Julia (2014)

23 August 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Julia, 2014

Written and directed by Matthew A. Brown

Starring Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy, Joel de la Fuente, Cary Woodworth, Darren Lipari, Ryan Cooper, Brad Koed

Synopsis:

A neon-noir revenge thriller centring on Julia Shames, who after suffering a brutal trauma, falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself.

Matthew A. Fox writes and directs quite an effective rape revenge thriller as if it was seen through the eyes of Nicholas Winding Refn. It features very little dialogue, allowing for the visuals to tell the story and its central performance by Ashley C. Williams is mesmerizing. But the film is pretty standard and apart from a few flourishes of brilliance, there is very little on show here.

What does set Julia apart from most rape revenge movies is that it never fully shows the crime taking place, instead blacking us out at the beginning and »

- Luke Owen

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FrightFest 2014: ‘Julia’ Review

22 August 2014 7:16 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy, Joel de la Fuente, Cary Woodworth, Darren Lipari, Ryan Cooper, Brad Koed, Sean Kleier, Bridget Megan Clark | Written and Directed by Matthew A. Brown

One of the key criticisms bandied about regarding FrightFest in recent years has been the abundance of films which have focused on the brutalisation of women, something that even marked one of the festival’s usually rather fun “Turn Your Bloody Phone Off!” idents back in 2012. The recent I Spit On Your Grave efforts, Maniac, Hidden In The Woods and many other films have focused on this aspect, some have done so in a manner which feels like it has a point to make, some do so veering close to doing it in an exploitative sense, indeed the BBFC felt so with the cut version of I Spit… which played a couple of years ago. Julia also fits »

- Ian Loring

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Julia Opens Her Facebook Page

6 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Director Matthew A. Brown dropped us a line to let us know that his new horror flick, Julia, has opened up its official Facebook page, and you can use it to keep track of when Julia can be seen at upcoming screenings, festivals, theatrical premieres, etc.

Stay in touch with Julia on Facebook here!

Brown writes and directs. Ashley C. Williams (pictured above; The Human Centipede: First Sequence), Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy, and Joel De La Fuente star.

The film has been picked up by Archstone Distribution and will be next playing at Film4 FrightFest in London. Check out the trailer below.

Synopsis

A neo-noir revenge thriller centering on Julia Shames, who, after suffering a brutal trauma, falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself.

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- Steve Barton

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Film4 FrightFest's Amazing 2014 Line-up Announced! New Images Revealed!

27 June 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.

Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!

This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.

All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.

Here's the full list of goodies:

Main Screens (5, 6, 7)

Thursday Aug 21

Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)

Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser. USA 2014. 99 mins. »

- Gareth Jones

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Frightfest 2014 – Full Line-up Announced

27 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.

Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show »

- Phil Wheat

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Revenge Thriller Julia Takes a Bloodbath: A Preview

19 April 2014 11:03 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Julia is a co-production from: Farraj Factory, Kinetic Arts and Tycor International Film Company. The film is a revenge thriller, which was recently completed in New York City. Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede) centrally stars as the character Julia. And, the film's story involves therapy, trauma and a desire for violence. A preview for the film is here. Sales agent Tombstone Distribution has picked up this title for possible distribution. Tombstone has also released a concept poster for the film, which shows the character Julia in a bloodbath. Fans of horror will want to look out for this film as it moves closer to a distribution date. A few more details on the film are below. Release Date: Tba. Director/writer: Matthew A. Brown. Cast: Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi-MacManus, Jack Noseworthy, Joel de la Fuente, Cary Woodworth and Darren Lipari. Source: Julia at Tombstone Subscribe to 28 Days Later: »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Human Centipede Star Bathes in Blood for Julia

15 April 2014 5:19 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Rehab for anything can be a real bitch. Especially unorthodox rehab that could very well result in horrific consequences. Enter Matthew A. Brown and his new horror flick, Julia.

Brown writes and directs. Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede: First Sequence), Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy, and Joel De La Fuente star.

Julia is a neo-noir revenge thriller centering on Julia Shames, played by Williams, who after suffering a brutal trauma, falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself.

Archstone will be handling distribution at Cannes. More as it comes.

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- Steve Barton

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