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The Notable Films of 2010: Part One

15 December 2009 7:47 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After such success with this last year, today comes the first in a multi-chapter look at the various cinematic releases hitting the U.S. in 2010.

Each 'Volume' contains brief descriptions and editorial opinion/analysis of around 25-30 films, and at present it's looking to run around nine volumes in length.

Expect the remaining ones to go up between now and the first official weekend of releases on January 8th.

13

Opens: 2010

Cast: Jason Statham, Alexander Skarsgard, Mickey Rourke, Ray Winstone, 50 Cent

Director: Géla Babluani

Summary: A remake of 2005 French thriller "13 (Tzameti)". A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

Analysis: Remakes are very common, the same director remaking his own film in English is rarer but still not unheard of ("Funny Games," "Bangkok Dangerous," "The »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part One

15 December 2009 7:47 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After such success with this last year, today comes the first in a multi-chapter look at the various cinematic releases hitting the U.S. in 2010.

Each 'Volume' contains brief descriptions and editorial opinion/analysis of around 25-30 films, and at present it's looking to run around nine volumes in length.

Expect the remaining ones to go up between now and the first official weekend of releases on January 8th.

13

Opens: 2010

Cast: Jason Statham, Alexander Skarsgard, Mickey Rourke, Ray Winstone, 50 Cent

Director: Géla Babluani

Summary: A remake of 2005 French thriller "13 (Tzameti)". A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

Analysis: Remakes are very common, the same director remaking his own film in English is rarer but still not unheard of ("Funny Games," "Bangkok Dangerous," "The »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part One

15 December 2009 7:47 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After such success with this last year, today comes the first in a multi-chapter look at the various cinematic releases hitting the U.S. in 2010.

Each 'Volume' contains brief descriptions and editorial opinion/analysis of around 25-30 films, and at present it's looking to run around nine volumes in length.

Expect the remaining ones to go up between now and the first official weekend of releases on January 8th.

13

Opens: 2010

Cast: Jason Statham, Alexander Skarsgard, Mickey Rourke, Ray Winstone, 50 Cent

Director: Géla Babluani

Summary: A remake of 2005 French thriller "13 (Tzameti)". A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

Analysis: Remakes are very common, the same director remaking his own film in English is rarer but still not unheard of ("Funny Games," "Bangkok Dangerous," "The »

- Garth Franklin

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Afm '09: First Look at 'And Soon the Darkness' Remake

7 November 2009 2:23 PM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Another film we caught a promo trailer for was And Soon The Darkness, a really stylish film from director Marcos Efron that features two of the hottest babes in horror, Amber Heard (Mandy Lane, Zombieland, The Stepfather) and Odette Yustman (Cloverfield, The Unborn). Set in Argentina, the remake tells the story of two American girls on a bike-riding trip in a remote part of the country. When one of them goes missing, the other must find her before darkness falls and her worst fears are realized. The original was set in France and tackled the idea of how vulnerable a stranger in a strange land can be. Adriana Barraza and Karl Urban also star. Check out new details and first stills below! »

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Blu-Ray Review: Sam Raimi’s ‘Drag Me to Hell’ a Great Halloween Choice

20 October 2009 3:33 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – There are a number of choices for your Halloween movie dollar this season including “Saw VI” and “Paranormal Activity” in theaters and new Blu-Ray editions of “Audition” and this year’s “Orphan” and Sam Raimi’s great “Drag Me to Hell”. Universal has packaged Raimi’s glorious return to the genre that made him a star with a gorgeous video and audio treatment but lackluster special features. The movie deserves a bit better.

Blu-Ray Rating: 3.5/5.0

It deserved better at the box office as well. With so many awful horror films out there, how did one that was so critically acclaimed barely make a dent at the box office? It makes no sense. All I can assume is that hardcore genre junkies stayed away because of the PG-13 rating, assuming that this gleefully gory flick had been toned down for the masses. That was a mistake. Seeing “Drag” with a full, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Three Join Prada to Nada

15 October 2009 7:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Adriana Barraza, Camilla Belle and Alexa Vega have signed on to star in the romantic comedy Prada to Nada, from Lionsgate, Odd Lot Entertainment and Televisa's Videocine film distribution arm.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fina Torres (Woman On Top) will direct a contemporary, Latina version of Jane Austen's classic novel "Sense and Sensibility," with Wilmer Valderrama and Kuno Becker rounding out the ensemble cast.

Co-written by Torres and Luis Alfaro, Prada to Nada will portray two spoiled sisters left penniless after their father's sudden death and forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles. There they find romance and love for their culture.

Production will begin Nov. 2.

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Amber Heard: In Step With the Horror Genre

15 October 2009 3:29 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Being chased and terrorized by a rage-driven psychopath around and under a house would seem to be a pretty stressful situation, even if it’s just for a movie. But for Amber Heard, the young actress who co-stars in Screen Gems’ new remake of The Stepfather, it was all in a day’s work. “You know, it’s just like any aspect of my job,” she says of taking part in such cinematic mayhem. “It could be very weird, but because it’s so weird so often, it becomes very, very…unweird, if that makes sense. My job is funny that way, in that I come to set every day and there are plenty of crazy things going on. That’s not really one of them that sticks out.”

This statement won’t surprise anyone who has been following Heard’s career over the last few years. After attracting a »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Michael Gingold)

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'Prada to Nada' casts three actresses

15 October 2009 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Toronto -- Adriana Barraza, Camilla Belle and Alexa Vega are to topline "Prada to Nada," the upcoming romantic comedy from Lionsgate, Odd Lot Entertainment and Televisa's Videocine film distribution arm.

Fina Torres ("Woman on Top") is to direct a contemporary, Latina version of Jane Austen's classic novel "Sense and Sensibility," with Wilmer Valderrama and Kuno Becker rounding out the ensemble cast.

The feature, co-written by Torres and Luis Alfaro ("Electricidad"), is set to start shooting Nov. 2.

"Prada to Nada" will portray two spoiled sisters left penniless after their father's sudden death and forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles. There they find romance and love for their culture.

Odd Lot's Gigi Pritzker and Linda McDonough will share producer credits with Rossana Arau and Gary Gilbert.

The U.S.-Mexican co-production was hammered out by Odd Lot COO Bill Lischak, Lionsgate president and co-coo Steve Beeks »

- By Etan Vlessing

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From Prada to Nada Cast and Production Announced

15 October 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Odd Lot Entertainment, Lionsgate and Videocine announced today the start of pre-production on an English-language Mexican-us co-production film, entitled From Prada to Nada . Cannes Golden Camera-winner and Alma-nominated director Fina Torres ( Woman on Top , Oriana ) will helm a contemporary, Latina version of Jane Austen's classic novel "Sense and Sensibility." Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actress Adriana Barraza ( Babel , Drag Me to Hell , Amores Perros ), Camilla Belle ( When A Stranger Calls ), Alexa Vega ("Spy Kids" films), Wilmer Valderrama ("That 70's Show") and Kuno Becker ("Goal!" trilogy) are set to star in this ensemble romantic comedy. A whimsical spin on Austen's original, From Prada to Nada follows two »

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Drag Me to Hell arrives on DVD unrated and M&C's giving away five copies!

21 September 2009 2:10 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Director Sam Raimi.s return to horror Drag Me to Hell is set to arrive on DVD unrated on October 13th from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and M&C.s giving away five copies. Drag Me to Hell stars Alison Lohman (Beowulf, Matchstick Men), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard), Lorna Raver (.Eli Stone.), David Paymer (Ocean.s Thirteen), Adriana Barraza (Babel) and Dileep Rao (.Brothers and Sisters.). The film is described as a nerve-rattling expedition guaranteed to elicit the most unimaginable fright.Synopsis: Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) is on her way to having it all: a devoted boyfriend (Justin Long), a hard-earned job position, and a bright future. But when she.s forced to make a tough decision that evicts an »

- Patrick Luce

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Drag Me to Hell Hits Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 13!

18 August 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Universal Studios Home Entertainment announced today that Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell will hit Blu-ray and DVD on October 13. The full specs: Overview: Celebrated director Sam Raimi (Spiderman, The Evil Dead) returns to the horror genre with a vengeance with the critically acclaimed Drag Me to Hell, starring Alison Lohman (Beowulf, Matchstick Men), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard), Lorna Raver ("Eli Stone"), David Paymer (Ocean's Thirteen), Adriana Barraza (Babel) and Dileep Rao ("Brothers and Sisters"). A nerve-rattling expedition guaranteed to elicit the most unimaginable fright, Drag Me to Hell is the spine-tingling tale of a young woman's desperate quest to break an evil curse and save her soul from eternal damnation. Both the Blu-ray(Tm) Hi-Def »

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Sam Raimi Returns to Horror Genre With Thrilling ‘Drag Me to Hell’

29 May 2009 10:53 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Rating: 3.5/5.0 Chicago – The gleefully gory Sam Raimi who made “Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn” and “Darkman” is back in close to prime form with this week’s thoroughly enjoyable “Drag Me To Hell,” a horror thrill ride almost certain to satisfy any audience member willing to choose a movie with “Hell” in the title over the latest Pixar offering.

Drag Me To Hell” delivers on expectations even if it doesn’t quiet exceed them to become a true horror classic. With tighter editing, a stronger lead, and a few more surprising twists in the screenplay, “Drag Me To Hell” could have been something truly remarkable, although with the state of the horror genre, just being as good as it is will be more than enough for most fans.

Read Brian Tallerico’s full review of “Drag Me To Hell” in our reviews section. Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) is about »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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New ‘Drag Me To Hell’ Seance Movie Clip

29 May 2009 10:39 AM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

In light of Sam Raimi's new "Drag Me To Hell" movie coming out today (5-29-09), we've decided to provide you with another exclusive clip from the film. This clip is entitled, "Seance" as the demon named Lamia possesses Shaun San Dena (Adriana Barraza) after a seance has been performed. This seance has been performed after Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) has gone to Seer, Rham Jas (Dileep Rao) looking for help to be freed up from the curse of the Lamia which was placed on her by Mrs. Ganush after Christine turned her down for a mortgage extension at the bank. »

- Eric

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Slideshow: 25-Image Gallery For ‘Drag Me to Hell’ With Alison Lohman

27 May 2009 11:14 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – This 25-image slideshow contains the official press images for “Drag Me to Hell” starring Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer, and Adriana Barraza. The film, written by Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi and directed by Sam Raimi, opens on May 29th, 2009.

Synopsis:

“Director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Evil Dead, A Simple Plan) returns to the horror genre with Drag Me to Hell, an original tale of a young woman’s desperate quest to escape an evil curse.

Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) is an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend, professor Clay Dalton (Justin Long). Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) arrives at the bank to beg for an extension on her home loan. Should Christine follow her instincts and give the old woman a break? Or should she deny the extension to impress her boss, Mr. Jacks (David Paymer), and »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Channeling the Demon in New Clip from Drag Me to Hell

27 May 2009 5:08 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

In Seance, the latest clip from Drag Me to Hell, a seer (Adriana Barraza) channels the vengeance demon the old gypsy woman has summoned up in hopes of finding some way of placating it. Will it be satisfied with anything less than the soul of Christine Brown (Alison Lohman)? The disturbing laughter -- not to mention the weird gyrations of the seer's tongue -- suggest appeasement is, perhaps, not so easy.

Next Showing: Drag Me to Hell debuts May 29

Link | Posted 5/27/2009 by Bill

Adriana Barraza | Alison Lohman | Drag Me to Hell »

- Bill Stouffer

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Five Clips from Drag me to Hell

26 May 2009 7:26 PM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

In case you haven’t heard, Sam Raimi’s return to semi-low budget horror movie making “Drag me to Hell” is set to open later this week. We have five clips for ya from the movie, featuring its young heroine in various stages of, well, being dragged to hell. Basically, if you ever get the chance to star in a Sam Raimi horror movie, I would recommend rethinking it. Sure, you’ll get instant fame and fortune, but This is what you have to go through. Oh, who are we kidding. You’re going to say Yes, aren’t you? Don’t say I didn’t warn ya. A loan officer ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, which turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil »

- Nix

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Final Batch of 'Drag Me' Images Go Witch Crazy

15 May 2009 3:57 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Universal Pictures provided Bloody-Disgusting with the final batch of stills from Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell, which stars Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Jessica Lucas, Dileep Rao, Lorna Raver, David Paymer, Adriana Barraza, Fernanda Romero, Reggie Lee, Alex Veadov, Bojana Novakovic and Bill E. Roger. Arriving in theaters May 29th, Raimi's return to horror follows a loan officer (Alison Lohman) who is ordered to evict an old woman from her home and finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse that turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. »

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Sally Potter’s Rage Multi-Platform Release

12 May 2009 4:53 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Judi Dench, Jude Law (as a female top model), Riz Ahmed In conjunction with its traditional media release worldwide, Sally Potter’s Rage will be released — as a series of episodes — by web TV service Babelgum online and via mobile through the fall/winter of 2009. Starring Simon Abkarian, Patrick J. Adams, Riz Ahmed, Bob Balaban, Adriana Barraza, Steve Buscemi, Jakob Cedergren, Lily Cole, Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, Jude Law, John Leguizamo, David Oyelowo, and Dianne Wiest, Rage premiered at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. The film’s setting is a New York fashion house, where a young blogger shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone with an eclectic group of people, including a celebrity supermodel, a seamstress, a pizza delivery guy, and a war-zone photographer. During that time, all sorts of happenings take place, from secret confessions to murder. Among Potter’s previous efforts are the interethnic love story Yes, with dialogue in iambic pentameter, »

- Andre Soares

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Two Drag Me to Hell TV Spots!

5 May 2009 8:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

TrailerAddict.com has revealed two new TV spots for Sam Raimi's horror Drag Me to Hell, starring Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Jessica Lucas, Lorna Raver, David Paymer, Adriana Barraza, Fernanda Romero and Reggie Lee.

Link Itembed Itrate It+ Listtv Spot #1Link Itembed Itrate It+ Listtv Spot #2 Opening in theaters on May 29, the Universal feature tells the story of Christine Brown (Alison Lohman), an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend, Professor Clay Dalton (Justin Long). Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) enters their lives...and everything begins to unravel. »

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UK Quad One Sheet For 'Drag Me to Hell'

15 April 2009 9:31 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

You've read our set visit, you've seen the trailer, you've read our reviews and you've check out all of the stills, now we've got the final UK Quad for Sam Raimi's ultimate horror film, Drag Me To Hell, which arrives in cinemas on May 22. Drag Me To Hell tells the story of Christine Brown (Alison Lohman), an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend, Professor Clay Dalton (Justin Long). Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) enters their livesand everything begins to unravel. Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Jessica Lucas, Dileep Rao, Lorna Raver, David Paymer, Adriana Barraza,Fernanda Romero, Reggie Lee, Alex Veadov, Bojana Novakovic and Bill E. Roger all star in the film first conspired by Raimi back when he filmed Darkman. »

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