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Whiplash's Melissa Benoist Driven To Lowriders

21 May 2015 6:07 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

She made an impact with just a couple of scenes in Whiplash and is set to become a much bigger name thanks to scoring the title role for TV’s Supergirl, but Melissa Benoist is still finding time for indie movies. She’s signed on to star in Lowriders.Ricardo de Montreuil is set to direct, working from Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping’s script for the film, which already boasts Demian Bichir, Eva Longoria, Tony Revolori, Gabriel Chavarria, Theo Rossi and Yvette Monreal in its cast.Lowriders follows a teenager caught between his traditional father and estranged gang member brother when he enters an annual "supershow" for lowrider vehicles. Benoist will be his girlfriend, Lorelei, having won the role over the likes of Nicola Peltz and Lily Collins. It also marks her reunion with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, which helped make Whiplash.Benoist will be back on the »

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‘The Gallows’ Trailer Gives New Meaning to the Term “School Spirit”

21 May 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Despite a cushy release date (July 10) and a hotshot producer (Jason Blum), The Gallows has flown mostly under the radar. It doesn’t have a big-name cast or crew, and it’s not part of a high-profile franchise. But now that we’re well into the summer movie season, Warner Bros. / New Line is finally getting the ball rolling […]

The post ‘The Gallows’ Trailer Gives New Meaning to the Term “School Spirit” appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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The Gallows Trailer: Smells Like Teen Death

21 May 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The latest found footage horror movie from producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity) can be found in theaters on July 10th.

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- Christopher Campbell

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Amityville: The Awakening & Viral Dated for 2016

21 May 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Blumhouse productions Viral, from Paranormal Activity 3 directors Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman, and Amityville: The Awakening have been dated for February and April, 2016, respectively.  Via Twitter today, Blumhouse’s head Jason Blum announced a February 19, 2016 release date through Lionsgate for the Dave Franco & Emma Roberts-starrer, Viral. Meanwhile, the Amityville: The Awakening, from Maniac and P2 director Franck…

The post Amityville: The Awakening & Viral Dated for 2016 appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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High School Is A Killer In The Gallows Trailer

21 May 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Such is the power of Nirvana that a slowed-down, choral rendition of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” transforms what could have been a rather standard trailer for Blumhouse’s found-footage frightener The Gallows into an eerie, transfixing and utterly terrifying preview.

Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing direct this latest attempt to cash in on the found-footage craze, telling the blood-curdling tale of a group of teens whose high school is reviving a play from decades earlier that previously resulted in the accidental hanging of a student. Needless to say, bringing it back was a bad idea, and soon enough, all manner of wide-eyed teenagers are running scared down dimly lit corridors, fleeing what looks to be a pretty ruthless spirit.

I put The Gallows on my list of the ten most promising summer movies that have been flying under the radar, and I’ll stand by that. Advance buzz on the pic has been extremely positive, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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How the year 2012 helped redefine blockbuster movies

20 May 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

2012: the year the movie universe sparked, Universal struggled, and young adult adaptations really took off...

The big blockbusters of summer 2011 were the ones that followed fairly straightforward rules. The majority of them were sequels in linear movie franchises - Harry Potter, Transformers, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Fast & Furious - and it felt for the most part like a template was being followed.

Sure, there were surprises. Bridesmaids broke through and proved to be a massive R-rated hit. X-Men: First Class, meanwhile, came through unscathed - and in fine shape - from its reboot, whilst Jj Abrams took us temporarily back to the 1980s with Super 8. But other than that, the pattern was set: the big, pre-ordained films took the lion's share of the cash, and regular sequels were the order of the day.

The signs of change were there in 2011, of course. Thor was a bigger hit than most were expecting, »

- simonbrew

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Area 51 Review

19 May 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Area 51 – where the hell do I begin? You have to respect Oren Peli for single-handedly redefining the horror landscape with a 10K budget and a haunted video tape (Paranormal Activity), an act that led everyone to assume the director would be treated as a golden God on whatever project he decided to tackle next. Unsurprisingly, Area 51 was announced – an obvious thematic followup. Found footage scares, alien conspiracies and a handful of unknowns who run around the Neveda desert? Hell, Peli was able to accomplish unspeakable bouts of terror by using an invisible monster, now he’d actually have evil creatures to play with! Blumhouse fanatics immediately started salivating based on Peli’s concept alone.

But then uncertainty set in. Years passed with no updates on the Area 51 front, Peli kept producing and writing other projects (The River), and not even Jason Blum could confirm what the hell »

- Matt Donato

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News Bits: Santa, Mermaids, Stoner, Valerian

19 May 2015 6:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Bad Santa 2

"Entourage" film writer/director Doug Ellin says that after years of development, a sequel to the ultra dark comedy "Bad Santa" is apparently targeting a September or October start of shooting.

Work is currently underway on the script and they're reportedly aiming for a tone akin to the hard 'R' of the first film. Billy Bob Thornton is already thought to be onboard. [Source: Collider]

Mermaids in Paradise

Good Universe has begun development of a comedy feature based on Lydia Millet's satirical novel "Mermaids in Paradise". Ed Helms, Mike Falbo, Danica Radovanov and Jonathan Krisel will produce.

"Portlandia" duo Krisel and Graham Wagner will direct and pen the script respectively for the feature about a couple who discover the existence of mermaids while celebrating their marriage in a tropical paradise. [Source: Variety]

Stoner

Blumhouse Prods., Film4 and Cohen Media Group are teaming for an adaptation of John Williams' novel "Stoner". Jason Blum, »

- Garth Franklin

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Cannes: Blumhouse, Cmg, Film4 Team on ‘Stoner’ (Exclusive)

15 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Blumhouse Prods. is teaming up with the Cohen Media Group on “Stoner,” which is being co-developed by Film4, the movie arm of U.K. broadcaster Channel 4.

The movie is an adaptation of the novel by John Williams. The story follows the hardscrabble life, both interior and exterior, of a farmer turned academic making his way through the first half of the 20th century.

Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, and Charles S. Cohen and Daniel Battsek of Cmg are producing the pic. Kate Hudson and David Kosse, director of Film4, are executive producing.

All three partners on the movie have had a stellar year: Blumhouse’s first micro-budget drama, “Whiplash,” won three Academy Awards; Cohen Media Group’s “Timbuktu” was an Academy Award nominee for foreign-language film; and Film4’s recent credits include Alex Garland’s “Ex Machina,” which has been a specialty hit in the U.S., and the company »

- Leo Barraclough

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'The Gift' TV Spot Starring Jason Bateman and Joel Edgerton

14 May 2015 5:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Were you nice to everyone in your past? The truth comes back to haunt us all in the first TV spot for Stx Entertainment's The Gift, arriving in theaters July 31st. The TV spot comes just a month and a half after the first trailer for The Gift arrived that gave us our first look at this thriller, which marks the directorial debut of writer/producer/star Joel Edgerton. This new footage poses a very important question: can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Even if you are unaware of how, or when, and even who you may have wronged...Chances are there is someone out there who won't ever forget it...Or you.

Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. »

- MovieWeb

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Round-Up: Officer Downe, Dead State: Reanimated, Planetarium, Creep

13 May 2015 5:25 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The first look at Kim Coates as the titular character in the Officer Downe feature film is showcased in our latest round-up. Also: details on Dead State: Reanimated, Creep, and Planetarium.

Officer Downe: Press Release -- "Officer Downe co-creator/screenwriter/producer Joe Casey (Ben 10/Marvel's Avengers Assemble), director/producer Shawn "Clown" Crahan (Slipknot), and producers Man of Action Entertainment (I Kill Giants, The Great Unknown, Big Hero 6 character/team creators from Marvel Comics "Alpha Flight"), Skip Williamson (Underworld), Mark Neveldine (Crank), Cole Payne (Downloading Nancy) and Cory Brennan (Slipknot manager) have cast Tyler Ross (Zombieland, American Milkshake) as Officer Gable opposite previously announced lead, Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), in the independent film that began principal photography this week in Los Angeles. Lauren Velez (Dexter) has come aboard as Police Chief Berringer, Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) and Bruno Gunn (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) will portray Officers Carter and Fritch. »

- Derek Anderson

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25 mainly forgotten Us number 1 movies from the 2000s

13 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal and, erm, Kangaroo Jack: they all nabbed the box office top spot last decade...

By the end of the 2000s, getting number one at the American box office was a valuable marketing commodity. As such, studios pumped more and more money into making sure they at least had a great opening weekend for their product.

The consequence of this was that it was harder and harder for smaller and quirkier films to take a brief spot in the sun. Certainly towards the second half of the decade, it seems that the number one movie each week was pre-ordinained in a marketing meeting somewhere.

Still, there were some films that have since fallen out of public view that clawed their way to number one. How many of these do you remember?

Eye Of The Beholder

January 2000, one week

Based on Marc Behm's book of the same name, »

- simonbrew

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Watch the Angsty, Glammy Trailer for 'Jem and the Holograms'

13 May 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jem and the Holograms started life as an Eighties rock and roll toy line and animated series, telling the campy story of Starlight Music owner/manager Jerrica Benton transforming into rock god Jem with help from a holographic computer named Synergy. But as the film's first trailer shows, the upcoming film adaptation has taken some 21st century liberties with the plot. The movie focuses on a YouTube sensation's rise to fame and the evil manipulation of modern-day record executives – no magic technology, but plenty of young adult angst.

The clip »

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Does Jem And The Holograms First Trailer And Poster Live Up To Original TV Series?

13 May 2015 5:45 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo Credit: Justina Mintz / Universal Pictures © 2015 Universal Pictures. (Left to right) Hayley Kiyoko as Aja, Aubrey Peeples as Jem and Stefanie Scott as Kimber.

Hitting theaters on October 23rd is the musical adventure Jem And The Holograms from director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation).

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer and judging by social media, fans of the original iconic Hasbro animated TV series are disappointed.

See the reaction on the film’s Facebook page here. Comments on YouTube range from:

“Um???? Where are the actual Holograms???? Like that’s a pretty big part of the movie???”

“This pays no homage to the original anime series,” “No Misfits? No Starlight House? No Starlight Girls? No Synergy? I can’t be more underwhelmed.”

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 »

- Michelle McCue

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See First Trailer for "Jem and the Holograms" Flick -- Where Are the Misfits?!

12 May 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Showtime, Synergy! Jerrica Benton is back in the film adaptation of "Jem and the Holograms," which looks very different from its '80s cartoon source material. The original told the story of a young woman who's transformed into a pop star thanks to a pair of earrings that project a hologram over herself. If it sounds like a ridiculous premise, it is ... but the trailer for the film is surprisingly toned down. Instead of looking like a total campfest, it looks more like a teenage "Dreamgirls," with Jerrica and her friends getting discovered after a video of her sporting a disguise goes viral on YouTube. They get Gaga-worthy makeovers from a record studio, but it's clear "Jem" is the real star -- and jealousy starts to break the girls apart. Keep an eye out for Rio (the hunky Ryan Guzman), a potentially villainous Juliette Lewis and Audrey Peeples touching a »

- tooFab Staff

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First Trailer And New Poster For Jem And The Holograms

12 May 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | 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. 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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First official ‘Jem and the Holograms’ photos are anything but outrageous

11 May 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you grew up in the 80s, chances are you rocked out at least a few times to the “Jem” theme song. You probably even pretended your earrings could transform you from a high-powered businesswoman into an international rock star. If think pieces want to know why late Gen-x/early Millennial women think they can have it all, look no further than this cartoon. Why choose one career when you could have Both? Capitalizing on the nostalgia boom currently in progress, Universal Pictures and Hasbro have teamed up to bring a live-action, updated Jem, Kimber, Aja, and Shana to the big screen. Image Credit: Idw. Cover art by Ross Campbell, Amy Mebberson, and Sara Richard.   Haha, whoops! Just kidding. The above photo is actually from the fantastic new Idw comic by Kelly Thompson and Ross Campbell. These are the actual official photos from Jem’s live-action reboot. Image Credit: Universal »

- Donna Dickens

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First Truly Outrageous Jem And The Holograms Stills Released

10 May 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | 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. 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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Mark Gordon, Tracy Edmonds, Gary Lucchesi Added to ‘Produced By’ Conference Lineup

7 May 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mark Gordon, Lori McCreary, Will Packer and Arianna Bocco are among those joining the lineup of participants in the 7th Annual Produced By Conference, Producers Guild of America announced Thursday. Ian Bryce, David Glasser, Carlton Cuse, Tracy Edmonds, Marshall Herskovitz, Gary Lucchesi and TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman were also added for the mentoring roundtables, panels and workshops at the event, which is takes place Saturday May 30 and Sunday, May 31, on the Paramount Pictures lot. Additionally, the event will feature more than 40 conference sessions, discussions, networking opportunities, and social events designed to provide producers with important career tools. Also Read: Jason Blum, »

- Todd Cunningham

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Can Stx Entertainment be the Next Major Studio in Hollywood?

6 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

From its new offices atop the tallest building in Burbank, Stx Entertainment literally towers over the competition.

Backlots at Warner Bros., Disney and Universal can be glimpsed from the windows of the start-up company’s gleaming headquarters. The view is emblematic of Stx’s immense ambitions — to carve out a place for itself as the next major Hollywood studio.

Stx was launched last year by film producer Robert Simonds and Tpg managing partner Bill McGlashan with a mission to fill a hole in an entertainment business that has become fixated on budget-busting superhero epics. Instead of cooking up its own answer to the Marvel universe, the studio plans to produce films in the $20 million to $80 million budget range with big-name actors. It aims to release as many as 15 films annually by 2017, and already has lined up projects with Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, director Gary Ross and “The Purge” producer Jason Blum. »

- Brent Lang

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