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Wamg Talks To Mark Duplass: The Lazarus Effect

4 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Lazarus Effect is in theaters now, and in celebration of the film I got the chance to sit down with star Mark Duplass to talk about the film. Check it out below.

From masters of horror Blumhouse Productions – producer of The Purge, Insidious and Sinister franchises – The Lazarus Effect follows a group of researchers led by Frank (Mark Duplass) and his fiancée Zoe (Olivia Wilde), who’ve achieved the unimaginable – bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials are confiscated.

Frank, Zoe and their team (Donald Glover, Sarah Bolger and Evan Peters) take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt to recreate the experiment, during which things »

- Melissa Howland

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2015 'MTV Movie Awards' Nominations

13 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

MTV today revealed the nominees for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, setting the stage for an epic battle at the only awards show where Guardians of the Galaxy will go head-to-head with an American Sniper and fierce females, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson will Face Off for the coveted golden popcorn. Beginning today, fans can cast their votes for their favorites at MovieAwards.TV.com through Saturday, April 11. Voting for "Movie of the Year" will continue throughout the live broadcast of the show.

Hosted by none other than Amy Schumer, the telecast will air Live on Sunday, April 12 at 8:00 Pm Et/Pt from Nokia Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles, California. This year's nominees span every film genre from dystopian universes (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Maze Runner) to heart-felt coming of age stories (The Fault in Our Stars and Boyhood), out-of-this-world comedies (Guardians of the Galaxy, »

- MovieWeb

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Dead Women Scorned: How Deadly Friend Benefits from The Lazarus Effect

2 March 2015 1:00 PM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

While watching The Lazarus Effect, it isn’t difficult to think about a completely different movie, or several other completely different movies. Director David Gelb’s film—the latest inexpensively made and starry horror project from mega-producer Jason Blum—overflows with familiarity, a fact driven home in the majority of its reviews in which Flatliners and Pet Sematary are…

The post Dead Women Scorned: How Deadly Friend Benefits from The Lazarus Effect appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Watch: Damien Chazelle's Original 'Whiplash' Short with J.K. Simmons

2 March 2015 9:11 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In order to nail down financing for his Black Listed script, writer/director Damien Chazelle directed this 18-minute short film version of "Whiplash" for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. And the rest is history: the film lured investors to produce the full script to the tune of $3 million. (Watch below, courtesy of The Film Stage.) Produced by Right of Way Films and Blumhouse Productions, the short stars J.K. Simmons in an early treatment of the first "chair-throwing" scene from the 2014 feature, which won Sundance's Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize. Johnny Simmons assumes the Miles Teller role. Blumhouse's Jason Blum, who co-produced with Jason Reitman and a long list of other co-producers, said Reitman also co-conceived this idea to do the short. "Jason had a lot of success with this [in the past]," Blum said. "Jason Reitman's movies are tonally incredibly complicated, and he's amazing with tone and before he proved himself, he had. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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'Focus' Pulls Off Minor Heist

1 March 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

While it didn't quite return Will Smith to his former box office glory, Focus (2015) still easily took the top spot on a quiet weekend at the box office.Kingsman: The Secret Service and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water held on to second and third place, respectively, while The Lazarus Effect got off to a so-so start in fifth.Focus opened to $18.7 million this weekend, which is a bit lower than Crazy, Stupid, Love.'s debut (that's the last movie from directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa). It ranks in the bottom half of Smith's movies; it is at least ahead of Seven Pounds ($14.9 million), though that movie's December opening held is back a bit. Seven Pounds wrapped up its run with $70 million, which is a number Focus is going to have a tough time matching.The lower-than-expected haul could be placed on Smith's shoulders: Mib 3 and After Earth »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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'The Lazarus Effect' lands in theaters

28 February 2015 12:12 AM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

by Seth Metoyer

MoreHorror.com

The Lazarus Effect has officially released in theaters. This looks to be a higher budget film worth checking out. If you're looking for something to watch in theaters, give this one a try.

The film follows a group of researchers led by Frank (Mark Duplass) and his fiancée Zoe (Olivia Wilde,) who've achieved the unimaginable - bringing the dead back to life. Directed by David Gelb, this highly anticipated horror-thriller also stars Donald Glover, Evan Peters and Sarah Bolger.

About The Lazarus Effect:

Director: David Gelb

Written By: Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater

Starring: Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Evan Peters, Sarah Bolger

Producers: Jason Blum, P.G.A., Jimmy Miller, Cody Zwieg, P.G.A.

Executive Producers: Matt Kaplan, Jeanette Volturno-Brill, Luke Dawson, Gloria Fan

Rating: PG-13

Synopsis:

From masters of horror Blumhouse Productions- producer of The Purge, Insidious and Sinister »

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Poster-Crop Quiz: Can You Guess These Blumhouse Movies?

27 February 2015 8:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Turn off the lights and lock your doors, it's time for another Poster-Crop Quiz! This week's quiz is so specific, it's scary. In honor of The Lazarus Effect, we're celebrating prolific producer Jason Blum. Blumhouse Productions has been behind many of the most successful horror films of the last eight years. We've gathered posters from ten Blumhouse productions and let a malevolent, unseen entity sink its claws into them. See if you can identify the posters from the cropped remains, leaving your guesses in the comment section below. The first person to correctly name all ten will receive a shout-out in next week's quiz. Warning: Shout-outs will not protect you from ghosts, demons, witches, or any other evil beings. Just when you think you've got Blum...

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- Brian Salisbury

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The Boy Next Door Blu-ray set for April

27 February 2015 7:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Out in UK cinemas nationwide this weekend, Jennifer Lopez’s new film The Boy Next Door has been set for an April 28th Blu-ray release in the Us, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced.

Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in The Boy Next Door, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Scripted by Barbara Curry, The Boy Next Door is produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, Lopez and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas of Nuyorican Productions, Benny Medina of The Medina Company and John Jacobs of Smart Entertainment.

Ryan Guzman (Step Up 4), John Corbett (Sex & The City) and Kristin Chenoweth (Bewitched) co-star in the film.

Special Features:

–Deleted Scenes

–The Making of The Boy Next Door

You can read our thoughts on The Boy Next Door here and pre-order via Amazon here.

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- Scott J. Davis

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The Lazarus Effect Is Bland and Boring [Review]

27 February 2015 11:24 AM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

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I wish there was a recording somewhere of Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass agreeing to sign onto this project. It likely went something like this:

Wilde: It would be great to work together.

Duplass: Hey, I know a guy who knows a guy who knows Jason Blum. I'm sure he has a movie we can make.

Wilde: And I know a guy who can direct it. We should totally do this! It'll be fun!

And it does looks like Wilde and Duplass were having a good time. Actually, it looks like everyone involved with The Lazarus Effect, all five cast members, were having a good time. There's an ease between the actors that comes across but that is pretty much the only great thing about the movie that is not even close to a re-tread of Flatliners. Think of it more as [Continued ...] »

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Mark Duplass on 'Lazarus Effect' and Turning Down 'Huge Movies' (Exclusive)

27 February 2015 2:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Quite frankly, it's shocking that Mark Duplass had time to film a lead role in this weekend's supernatural shocker "The Lazarus Effect." After all, he stars in a well-regarded cable show ("The League") and writes, directs, and stars in his own series for HBO ("Togetherness"), while appearing in or co-directing or producing one out of every three movies that debuts at Sundance or South by Southwest (things like "Safety Not Guaranteed," "The One I Love," "Creep," etc.) and filming bits in high profile studio movies (everything from "Zero Dark Thirty" to "Tammy"). Homeboy is busy.

In "The Lazarus Effect," though, he plays a character who might have even more on his mind than Duplass himself, as a grad school scientist working on a new serum that can bring people back from the dead. When his wife and fellow scientist (played by Olivia Wilde) is killed during an experiment, he makes »

- Drew Taylor

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Forecast: 'Focus' to Pickpocket $20-Million-Plus This Weekend

26 February 2015 5:25 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Will Smith and Margot Robbie team up this weekend in con artist movie Focus, which should pretty easily take first place ahead of holdovers like Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: The Secret Service.Meanwhile, Blumhouse horror movie The Lazarus Effect also opens nationwide; unless it seriously over-performs, it will have to settle for runner-up status.Opening at 3,323 locations, Focus marks the first time that Will Smith has headlined an R-rated movie since 2003's Bad Boys II. That was in the middle of Smith's nearly unprecedented box office run from the mid-1990s to late 2000s, during which 11 of 13 live-action movies earned over $110 million at the domestic box office. That culminated in a stunning streak in which four movies in a row took in over $160 million*none of which were sequels.In the past six years, though, Smith's output has declined dramatically. Initially, he moved behind the camera to help produce the Karate Kid remake, »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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First Look: Check Out The New Still From "Jem and the Holograms"

26 February 2015 4:30 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

It's finally happening!  We're getting our first look at the movie adaptation of "Jem and the Holograms" -- and these ladies look ready to rock.  In the new photo, Hayley Kiyoko (Aja), Aubrey Peeples (Jem) and Stefanie Scott (Kimber) are pictured rocking out on stage decked out from head-to-toe in some awesome '80s gear.  The movie -- which has been adapted from the beloved '80s cartoon -- follows the story of young music company owner who uses new tech to disguise herself as a rockstar.  "Jem and the Holograms" will be produced by Blumhouse Productions and toofab's Brian Particelli recently sat down with head honcho Jason Blum. While "Jem" seems like a big departure from Blum's usual productions (he's the man behind horror flicks like "Paranormal Activity," "The Purge" and "Sinister"), he's excited about the new cartoon adaptation.  "With 'Jem and the Holograms,' we’re seeing if »

- tooFab Staff

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First Official Photo And Synopsis Land For Jem And The Holograms

26 February 2015 2:40 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Yesterday saw a fuzzy, scanned image from Jon M. Chu’s Jem And The Holograms hit the web after an eager-eyed fan spotted it in the latest Elle. In an attempt to keep things totally outrageous, or something, Universal Pictures has now dropped a higher quality version of that same image along with a brand new synopsis.

Based on the Hasbro animated TV series, which was a huge success back in the 80s, Jem And The Holograms steps it up by dragging the rocker chick into the modern age. In her latest adventure, the songstress – and her trio of holograms – will find success after one of their songs becomes a viral hit, presumably on YouTube.

For this live-action iteration, a new cast of humans will be rockin’ out, including Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko as the leading quartet. Ryan Guzman, Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis are »

- Gem Seddon

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'Jem and the Holograms' Synopsis and First Photo Released

26 February 2015 2:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the low-resolution photo that debuted yesterday, Universal Pictures has released the official synopsis for Jem and the Holograms, along with a high-resolution version of the sneak peek image, which features Jem and her band on stage at a sold out concert. This live-action adventure is based on the hit animated series Jem, which ran for three seasons between 1985 and 1988. Take a look at the official plot description below.

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures' Jem and the Holograms, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.

Directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up series, G.I. Joe Retaliation), the musical adventure stars Aubrey Peeples, »

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'Jem and the Holograms' Synopsis and First Photo Released

26 February 2015 2:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the low-resolution photo that debuted yesterday, Universal Pictures has released the official synopsis for Jem and the Holograms, along with a high-resolution version of the sneak peek image, which features Jem and her band on stage at a sold out concert. This live-action adventure is based on the hit animated series Jem, which ran for three seasons between 1985 and 1988. Take a look at the official plot description below.

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures' Jem and the Holograms, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.

Directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up series, G.I. Joe Retaliation), the musical adventure stars Aubrey Peeples, »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive Interview With Jason Blum On The Lazarus Effect

26 February 2015 2:09 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The latest effort from Blumhouse Productions is The Lazarus Effect, a supernatural horror movie which stars Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass as a pair of scientists who work on perfecting a serum that can bring the dead back to life. During one particular experiment, however, Wilde’s character is accidentally electrocuted and dies almost immediately. Struck down with grief, Mark decides to give her the serum. Though it does bring her back to the land of the living, she’s not exactly the same person that she was before her death.

Last week, producer Jason Blum was at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California for The Lazarus Effect press day. While there, I sat down with him for an exclusive interview. We spoke at length about how he wanted to differentiate this film from others like it, if he wants to make a sequel to The Lazarus Effect, »

- Ben Kenber

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Exclusive: David Gelb and Jason Blum Discuss The Lazarus Effect

26 February 2015 1:41 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In The Lazarus Effect, Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde star as Frank and Zoe, two scientific researchers who are running clinical trials on a new serum that has the ability to revitalize a corpse after death. During an experiment, Zoe suffers a tragic accident and Frank, desperate to save her, uses his research to resurrect Zoe- a decision that has dire consequences for all.

Directed by David Gelb and co-written by Jeremy Slater and Luke Dawson, The Lazarus Effect arrives in theaters everywhere this weekend and recently, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with both Gelb and powerhouse producer Jason Blum about the project and much more.

Great to speak with you, today. I had a lot of fun with the movie just because it didn’t feel like every other theatrical movie out there these days. Let’s start off at the beginning- how did this project come about and David, »

- Heather Wixson

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First Official Image From Jem And The Holograms Released In High Resolution Quality

26 February 2015 1:39 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal PicturesJem And The Holograms, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.   Click on the image below to view the HQ version. Directed by Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), the musical adventure stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko, Ryan Guzman, Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis. Jem and the Holograms, based on the iconic Hasbro animated TV series, is written by Ryan Landels and produced by Chu, Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun for Sb Projects, Bennett Schneir, and Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis of Hasbro. It's set to be released on October 23rd. »

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Review: 'The Lazarus Effect' Starring Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Donald Glover And Evan Peters

26 February 2015 9:06 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The concept of returning from beyond the grave is one of the touchstones of the horror genre. From Mary Shelley's immortal (and constantly adapted) novel "Frankenstein" to George A. Romero's equally inspiring midnight movie "Night of the Living Dead," the idea of crossing over and then coming back has been the backbone of countless scary stories. The latest tale to tackle this idea is "The Lazarus Effect," a new cheapo horror film from "Paranormal Activity" producer Jason Blum, that follows a plucky group of graduate students who are experimenting with a new serum that is designed to bring patients who have died on the operating table back to life (in an attempt to give doctors more time to fix the problem). Of course, things go terribly, terribly wrong. What could have been a nicely technological take on the same basic material, is drably put together, light on scares, »

- Drew Taylor

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The Lazarus Effect – Cast/Crew Interviews: Mark Duplass, Jason Blum, More!

26 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It’s a sunny, swanky day in Beverly Hills, CA, at the Four Seasons Hotel, where the press junket for the latest Blumhouse horror movie, The Lazarus Effect, is being held. It’s a long way from rural Helena, Al, where a… Continue Reading →

The post The Lazarus Effect – Cast/Crew Interviews: Mark Duplass, Jason Blum, More! appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Staci Layne Wilson

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