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12 items from 2015


Cristin Milioti Journeys To Fargo

12 March 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Following the success of the first season, the next instalment of the linked anthology crime series based on Fargo will turn the hands of time back to 1979 for a story that features characters we met at an older age in the original run. Cristin Milioti is the latest actor to join the cast.Patrick Wilson is starring as Lou Solverson, a clean-cut Minnesota state patrolman, four years back from Vietnam, where he served in the Navy. A humble and competent man, Lou is a devoted husband to his wife Betsy, and father to four-year-old Molly. Milioti is on board to play the tough, beautiful Betsy. Ted Danson will be Hank Larsson, the sheriff of Rock County, Minnesota. An unflappable World War II vet who embodies a certain cowboy poetry, Hank is Lou’s father-in-law.Nick Offerman is Karl Weathers, the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl »

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SXSW 2015: 10 Genre Films We’re Excited For This Year

6 March 2015 11:30 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Each and every year, the South by Southwest Film Festival comes together in Austin, Texas to shine the spotlight on some of the most provocative and ingenious indie horror films from across the globe. The 2015 SXSW line-up is no exception, featuring a multitude of thought-provoking titles and genre-bending awesomeness that we could not be more excited to check out during the festival this month.

Here’s a look at several of the films from SXSW 2015 that have us excited for this year’s line-up and should stay on your radar once they’re officially released at a later date:

The Final Girls

Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson, Screenwriters: M. A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller

Max and her friends are mysteriously transported into a famous 1980s horror movie that starred Max's mother, a celebrated scream queen. Reunited, they team up to fight the film's maniacal killer and find their way back home. Cast: Taissa Farmiga, »

- Heather Wixson

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Trailer Round-Up: Salem Season 2, Hangman, The Barn

2 March 2015 3:05 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"Often the most fearsome landscapes are hiding the most succulent gardens." We're back with another trio of trailers for our latest round-up, taking you to a 17th-century witch war in the second season of Salem, a killer's home intrusion viewed found footage style in the SXSW Midnighters movie, Hangman, and the delightfully retro tease of the 1989-set horror film, The Barn.

Salem Season 2: The 13-episode second season of Wgn America's Salem premieres on Sunday, April 5th at 10pm Et:

"From creators and writers Brannon Braga (“Cosmos,” “24”) and Adam Simon (“The Haunting in Connecticut”), “Salem” season two opens at the dawn of the witch war set into motion at the end of season one, with its catalyst and Salem’s deadliest witch, Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery, “Made in Jersey,” “Human Target”) at the center of the mayhem as she faces off against new and old adversaries vying for her throne. »

- Derek Anderson

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Jason Jones Exiting Daily Show to Star In TBS Comedy With Natalie Zea

24 February 2015 9:48 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It won’t be a Daily experience, but husband-and-wife comics Jason Jones and Samantha Bee have scored a 10-episode order from TBS for their untitled family comedy.

Yet while The Daily Show favorites are executive-producing the series (and wrote its pilot episode), only one of ‘em will star in it.

RelatedGround Floor Cancelled at TBS

The series — based on the couple’s own experiences with family getaways — will star Jones as unfiltered dad Nate and Natalie Zea (Justified, The Following) as his wife.

The couple and their two kids — rebellious daughter Delilah (Louie‘s Ashley Gerasimovich) and simpleton son »

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Midnight Selections for SXSW 2015 Announced!

11 February 2015 9:29 AM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival is a little over a month away and the increasingly popular midnight selections have finally announced. Comprised of thrillers, sci-fi, dark comedies and horror, along with shorts and music videos; the crop of Midnight selections look ripe for the harvesting.  Some of the most anticipated films of 2015 will be shown at SXSW, and it looks like a can’t miss lineup.

The Corpse of Anna Fritz (Spain)

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Screenwriters: Hèctor Hernándes Vicens, Isaac P. Creus

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men sneak into the morgue to see her naked. Fascinated by her beauty, they decide to become the last people to have sex with her. Cast: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Bernat Saumell, Albert Carbó. (World Premiere)

Deathgasm (New Zealand)

Director/Screenwriter: Jason Lei Howden

New kid in town Brodie and bad-boy Zakk quickly bond »

- BJ Colangelo

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SXSW 2015 Announces Midnighters Lineup

11 February 2015 5:47 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This year’s South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW 2015), which will run from March 13-21 in Austin, Texas, has unveiled the lineup for its beloved Midnighters section, which aims to showcase the best and brightest in genre filmmaking, from thriller to horror to science-fiction. Attendees will witness 11 titles including nine world premieres at Midnighters this year, with filmmakers like Karyn Kusama and Rodney Ascher in the mix.

SXSW’s senior programmer Jarod Neece commented on the Midnighters lineup, stating:

“Creepy, clever, engrossing, and frightening are just a few words that come to mind when I think about this year’s SXSW Midnighters lineup. These nine world premieres and two festival favorites are helmed by five first-time filmmakers and several SXSW alumni.”

Midnighters always introduces some fascinating genre pics, and whether there’s something here that will go on to Oculus-style success remains to be seen, but it’s »

- Isaac Feldberg

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SXSW ’15: Short film and Midnight Movie Lineup announced

10 February 2015 12:39 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Following the recent announcement of their full film lineup that includes Trainwreck, Get Hard, and Spy, South by Southwest has revealed their lineup of Midnight movies and short films to screen during the festival. Chief among them is the Sundance 2015 hit Turbo Kid (read our review here) and the Sundance ’15 winner of the Short Film Prize World of Tomorrow. SXSW runs from March 13-21. View the full Midnighters and Shorts lineup below via the SXSW website.

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Midnighters

The Corpse of Anna Fritz (Spain)

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Screenwriters: Hèctor Hernándes Vicens, Isaac P. Creus

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men sneak into the morgue to see her naked. Fascinated by her beauty, they decide to become the last people to have sex with her. Cast: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Bernat Saumell, Albert Carbó. (World Premiere)

Deathgasm (New Zealand)

Director/Screenwriter: Jason Lei Howden »

- Brian Welk

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SXSW Announces Midnighters Lineup

10 February 2015 12:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

South by Southwest has unveiled 11 titles for its Midnighters section, including nine world premieres, as well as the complete short film lineup.

The 22nd edition of the festival runs from March 13 to 21 in Austin, Texas. Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand documentary “Brand: A Second Coming” is the opening-night film.

“Creepy, clever, engrossing, and frightening are just a few words that come to mind when I think about this year’s SXSW Midnighters lineup,” said SXSW’s senior programmer Jarod Neece. “These nine world premieres and two festival favorites are helmed by five first-time filmmakers and several SXSW alumni.”

Highlights include the world premiere of Jason Krawczyk’s “He Never Died,” starring Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins in a story of a man’s eternal struggle with cannibalism.

Other world premieres include “The Corpse of Anna Fritz” (Spain), directed by Hector Hernandez Vicens; “Deathgasm” (New Zealand), directed by Jason Lei Howden; “The Diabolical, »

- Dave McNary

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SXSW Midnighters Include We Are Still Here, Deathgasm, The Nightmare

10 February 2015 12:04 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

SXSW’s Midnighters selections often give horror fans the first look at indie horror’s finest releases of the year and their 2015 lineup has just been announced, including nine movies that will be making their world premiere during the festival:

“Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious.

The Corpse of Anna Fritz (Spain)

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Screenwriters: Hèctor Hernándes Vicens, Isaac P. Creus

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men sneak into the morgue to see her naked. Fascinated by her beauty, they decide to become the last people to have sex with her. Cast: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Bernat Saumell, Albert Carbó (World Premiere)

Deathgasm (New Zealand)

Director/Screenwriter: Jason Lei Howden

New kid in town Brodie and bad-boy Zakk quickly bond over their mutual admiration of heavy metal. But when these two metal thrashing losers unwittingly summon malevolent forces, »

- Jonathan James

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SXSW unveils Midnighters line-up

10 February 2015 6:05 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

SXSW top brass have unveiled the Midnighters section and the complete short film line-up at the festival, set to run in Texas from March 13-21.

This marks the second year of the section and the 2015 offerings comprise 11 genre films including nine world premieres.

“Creepy, clever, engrossing, and frightening are just a few words that come to mind when I think about this year’s SXSW Midnighters line-up,” said SXSW producer and senior programmer Jarod Neece.

“These nine world premieres and two Festival Favorites are helmed by five, first-time filmmakers and several SXSW alumni. We will be screening four films a night at midnight during all nine days of SXSW, and we can’t wait to unleash them on the SXSW audiences” 

The Midnighters line-up appears below including synopses provided by the festival:

The Corpse Of Anna Fritz (Spain)

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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TBS Cop Comedy Angie Tribeca Casts Amy Smart and Office Alum

5 February 2015 9:09 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Amy Smart (Shameless) and David Koechner (The Office) are the latest familiar faces to cop roles on the new TBS comedy Angie Tribeca.

RelatedTBS Greenlights Rashida Jones Comedy Angie Tribeca, Plus Barbershop and Family Sitcoms

Created by Steve and Nancy Carell, the satirical take on police procedurals focuses on an eccentric but brilliant group of Lapd detectives. Parks and Recreation alum Rashida Jones fills the title role, while Hayes MacArthur (Go On), Jere Burns (Justified), Deon Cole (Conan) and College Humor’s Andree Vermeulen round out the cast.

Smart will guest-star as a seductive and friendly high-end call girl who »

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Cinedigm, Brand sign 12-film deal

27 January 2015 7:34 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cinedigm has signed a 12-film deal with Brand Inc over three years and will funnel the original titles through multiple platforms including its Ott channels.

The partners said they aim to produce a wide array of films covering family, action, Western, urban and holiday season genres.

Cinedigm acquired all North American rights for the 12 including theatrical, digital, VOD and physical home entertainment.

Ott destinations include Cinedigm’s CONtv aimed at Comic Con enthusiasts and Dove Movie Channel for the faith-based and family crowd.

Christopher Barish and Jim Valdez’s Brand Inc plans to release its first three features this year: Zoey To The Max with Amy Smart and Grant Bowler; Little Loopers with Rob Morrow and Natalie Imbruglia; and Ghost Squad starring Kevin Nealon.

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