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Watch the trailer for The Summerland Project

A trailer has arrived online for director Adam Orton’s upcoming drama The Summerland Project which is based on the play of the same name by Rob Merritt, who also pens the script for the film. Check it out below…

When an aneurysm leaves his wife bedridden and slowly dying, a desperate man turns to an experimental program that will place her mind in a new, artificial body. But is the result really the woman he loves? Or is it something else entirely?

Who is Amelia Summerland?

The Summerland Project features a cast that includes Ben Whitehair, Ed Begley Jr., Chris Ellis, Kate Vernon, Eddie Jemison, Kamar de los Reyes, Debra Wilson, and Angela Billman.
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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'The Milk and Honey Route': For old times' sake

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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'The Milk and Honey Route': For old times' sake
A review of last night's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I'm the quick brown fox... "We both know things can't be undone." -Trudy "Says who?" -Pete "Mad Men" has chronicled a period of enormous social change (and taken place in a time of enormous change in television), yet it's often seemed agnostic on whether individual change is possible. Over the course of the series, fashions shifted and opportunities rose for women and minorities, but were the "Mad Men" characters themselves really changing with the times? Peggy has certainly grown, yet we've seen Don and Roger and Joan and others have epiphany after epiphany, only to eventually lean back on their old habits. (And even Peggy hasn't been immune to stagnation in her personal life, even as she's evolved professionally.) If anything, Don's frequent backsliding has been one of the most common complaints I've heard about the series'
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Faults Review

Control, and lack thereof, is at the black heart of Faults, the twisted and terrific directorial debut of Riley Stearns (some may recognize him for short film The Cub). Who claims to have control, who says they want it and who actually wields it are distinct questions the film raises and, over the course of a taut 89 minutes, suggests answers to that are both appalling and somewhat amusing.

Arriving at the heels of some other great cult films – including Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene, which featured a stunning debut performance by Elizabeth OlsenFaults sets itself apart by crafting two arrestingly good leads.

In one corner, there’s Ansel Roth (Leland Orser), a once-acclaimed expert on cults and mind control who is a step away from living out of his car, having lost his TV show, marriage and financial security in quick succession.
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Faults | Review

Like a magician, Stearns subtly turns the story inside out. Faults does not feature any gimmicky plot twists or shocking turn of events, the narrative arc is so elegantly rendered that the slight of hand is barely recognizable. Faults deftly delves into its characters' personalities; and while sometimes the constant reminders of Ansel's faults and foibles may seem a bit much -- as if Stearns is mockingly kicking the guy in the ribs while he is already down -- it turns out that the director is quite justifiable in focusing on the cracks in Ansel's ego. So much of this film rests solely on Leland Orser's perpetually unraveling shoulders, but this claustrophobic character study also preys off of the gorgeously muted supporting performances of Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Beth Grant, and Chris Ellis.
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‘Jessabelle’ Review

Stars: Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, Joelle Carter, David Andrews, Ana de la Reguera, Amber Stevens, Chris Ellis, Brian Hallisay, Vaughn Wilson, Larisa Oleynik, Fran Bennett, Lucius Baston | Written by Robert Ben Garant | Directed by Kevin Greutert

Jessabelle is yet another in the long line of Blumhouse-inspired supernatural thrillers that have flooded the market since the success of the like of Insidious, The Conjuring et al. This time round we follow a young woman, the titular Jessabelle, returning to her childhood home in Louisiana in order to recuperate from a horrific car accident which killed her boyfriend – on the very day they were set to move in together (oh the irony). Once settled in, she comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return; and – in a complete twist – has no intention of letting her leave. Dun dun dun!!!

Ok, so maybe I’m being a little harsh on Jessabelle,
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of McFarland, USA in St. Louis

Inspired by the 1987 true story, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school.

Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic.

With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his
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Trailer for Faults starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Leland Orser

The first trailer has been released for writer-director Riley Stearns’ psychological thriller Faults starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Leland Orser. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Claire (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is under the grip of a mysterious cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire’s parents set out to recruit Ansel Roth (Leland Orser), one of the world’s foremost authorities on cults and mind control. But Ansel’s specialty, deprogramming cult members and returning them to their families, is not an exact science, and a series of financial setbacks has left him in debt to his manager. Ansel warns Claire’s parents that his deprogramming methods are risky and expensive, but they agree to hire him to kidnap and deprogram their daughter. Claire quickly reveals herself to be a formidable challenge. Her belief is unshakeable, and her logic is undeniable. A battle of
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Trailer for Faults starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Leland Orser

The first trailer has been released for writer-director Riley Stearns’ psychological thriller Faults starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Leland Orser. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Claire (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is under the grip of a mysterious cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire’s parents set out to recruit Ansel Roth (Leland Orser), one of the world’s foremost authorities on cults and mind control. But Ansel’s specialty, deprogramming cult members and returning them to their families, is not an exact science, and a series of financial setbacks has left him in debt to his manager. Ansel warns Claire’s parents that his deprogramming methods are risky and expensive, but they agree to hire him to kidnap and deprogram their daughter. Claire quickly reveals herself to be a formidable challenge. Her belief is unshakeable, and her logic is undeniable. A battle of
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Watch: Brainwashed Mary Elizabeth Winstead Tries To Deprogram In The First Trailer For ‘Faults’

Post-cult trauma is a big thing in movies these days. The topic was explored with chilling preciseness in “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” and the upcoming “Faults” extends that conversation. It’s easy to see why, the ideas of control, identity, and false perceptions are strong fodder for drama and conflicted characters. Mary Elizabeth Winstead ’s career choices have been rather rigorous, knocking down great performances in indies like “Smashed,” “Alex Of Venice,” and now "Faults." The movie tells the story of a washed up expert on mind control who is hired by the desperate parents of a young girl (Winstead) to deprogram their daughter who has fallen in with a cult. However, the gig doesn't unfold as planned, and soon the two are locked in a psychological battle of wills. The movie co-stars Leland Orser, Jon Gries, Beth Grant, Chris Ellis, and Lance Reddick. We debuted the poster yesterday and now the first trailer has.
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New Photos From Disney’s Tomorrowland, Avengers: Age Of Ultron & Steven Spielberg’s Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has released a lineup, along with new photos and dates, of their upcoming movies for 2015.

From dinosaurs to fairy tales, super heroes to galaxies far, far away, one of the most anticipated films next year is from director Steven Spielberg.

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Tom Hanks (left) stars in Spielberg’s (right) Untitled Cold War spy thriller, which is the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

“This is one of the more astonishing stories about the Cold War I’d ever heard. James Donovan is a hero to me and Tom made him so completely accessible. I’ve always wanted to make a spy
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Kevin Costner Coaches Cross Country in New McFarland, USA Trailer

Disney has released a new McFarland, USA trailer for director Niki Caro’s inspirational sports drama. Based on a true story, the film stars Kevin Costner as cross-country running coach who takes a position at a predominantly Latino high school in California’s Central Valley, where he turns an underdog team of outsiders into a formidable force in the region’s races. This is the kind of movie that Disney makes in its sleep, and it looks perfectly adequate. It doesn’t reinvent the genre, but Costner’s been doing some interesting things lately so I’m sure he’ll be a considerable draw. Check out the new McFarland, USA trailer after the jump. The film also stars Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez, and Chris Ellis. McFarland, USA opens
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Kevin Costner’s McFarland USA Gets A First Poster

Disney has revealed the first poster for McFarland USA.

The film stars Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez and Chris Ellis.

Inspired by the 1987 true story, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school.

Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic.

With grit and determination, the
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First McFarland, USA Trailer and Images: Kevin Costner Leads Disney’s Latest Inspirational Sports Drama

Disney has released the first McFarland, USA trailer for Disney's upcoming inspirational sports drama. Inspired by a true story, the film stars Kevin Costner as cross-country running coach who takes a position at a predominantly Latino high school in California's Central Valley, where he turns an underdog team of outsiders into a formidable force in the region's races. The trailer has all the hallmark's that we've come to expect from Disney's brand of inspirational dramas, right down to the crossing of cultural barriers and use of an uplifting pop song (in this case, U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name"). This movie won't surprise anyone, but it looks to be a pretty interesting story that is hopefully told in a compelling manner by director Niki Caro. Check out the first McFarland, USA trailer after the jump, along with some new images. The film also stars Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor,
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Kevin Costner And Maria Bello Featured In Inspirational First Trailer For McFarland, USA

Here’s your first look at director Niki Caro’s film McFarland, USA. The trailer stars Kevin Costner and Maria Bello.

Inspired by the 1987 true story, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school.

Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic.

With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.
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Exclusive Photos of Lionsgates Jessabelle‏

Lionsgate presents Jessabelle

Exclusive Photographs from the New Lionsgate’s Film, Jessabelle

Starring:

Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, David Andrews, Joelle Carter, Ana de la Reguera,

Larisa Oleynik, Chris Ellis, Fran Bennett, Amber Stevens

Opens In Theaters and On Demand

November 7, 2014

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From the mastermind producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes the ghostly tale of Jessabelle. Returning to her childhood … Continue reading →

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New Poster, Stills from Jessabelle Make Bathing Scary

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New Poster, Stills from Jessabelle Make Bathing Scary
Just when you thought November was safe. Forget the pumpkin pie and turkey; it’s still time for a fresh new helping of horror. “Jessabelle,” a new horror film from the producer of “Paranormal Activity” and “Insidious” will make audiences feel like the witching hour of October never left. “Jessabelle,” directed by Kevin Greutert, stars Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, David Andrews, Joelle Carter, Ana de la Reguera, Larisa Oleynik, Chris Ellis, Fran Bennett and Amber Stevens. The film follows a young woman who has survived a harrowing car accident, only to find that her horrors are just beginning. “From the mastermind producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes the ghostly tale [ Read More ]

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The Bottom Shelf: Frightfest, Faults and Killer Klowns

Indie horror Faults and Venezuelan chiller The House At The End Of Time are two of the films in this month's Bottom Shelf...

Summer holidays, barbecues on the beach and weekends decimated by relentless weddings: this is August for some. For other, more discerning types, it is about Frightfest, otherwise known as the chance to spend those rare sunny days ensconced in a darkened room for a horror movie marathon. This year’s Leicester Square event featured the usual mix of gonzo gore, copycat-killings and premiere screenings of future favourites; we managed to catch a few highlights.

The latest film from writer and director Riley Stearns (Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s husband, fact fans), Faults, received a European premiere last month. Massively enjoyable from start to finish, Stearns’ black comedy mostly eschews the genre necessity of scattergun bloody slayings in favour of an intelligent script focusing on the gaping voids left in desperate characters’ lives.
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details for Out of the Dark, Travelogue of Horror, and The Hunted, a trailer for The Scribbler and The Pyramid, a look at The Walker Stalkers’s music video Talk Dead to Me, advanced screening details for L.A. Slasher, and much more:

Out of the Dark Release Details and Photos: “Vertical Entertainment and Participant Media today announced that Vertical has acquired U.S. rights to Participant’s supernatural thriller Out of the Dark, and slated the film for an early 2015 theatrical release.

Starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, Out of the Dark is a ghost story set in South America, where a young family’s new life turns from promising to terrifying when they are forced to confront ancient legends, ghosts, and a haunting family secret.
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Film4 FrightFest 2014 Review – Faults (2014)

Faults, 2014

Written and directed by Riley Stearns

Starring Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jon Gries, Lance Reddick, Beth Grant, Chris Ellis

Synopsis:

Claire is under the grip of a mysterious new cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire’s parents recruit one of the world’s foremost experts on mind control, Ansel Roth.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead gives one of the best performances of her career in this tight and gripping drama about a young girl taken in by a cult and the down-on-his-luck “expert” who is trying to get her back home to her parents. It’s never flashy, it’s never over dramatic and it’s always powerful, Faults is a brilliant movie.

Set mostly within one motel room, Faults can feel pretty claustrophobic at times but it also gives you brief reprieves when Ansel (Leland Orser) heads outside to go take care of other business.
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Thriller ‘Faults’ Picked Up by Screen Media Films

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Thriller ‘Faults’ Picked Up by Screen Media Films
Screen Media Films has acquired U.S. rights to writer-director Riley Stearns’ indie thriller “Faults,” which stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Leland Orser, Beth Grant, Chris Ellis, Jon Gries and Lance Reddick, the company announced Tuesday. “Faults,” which serves as Stearns's directorial debut, made its world premiere earlier this year at SXSW. Screen Media will give the film a nationwide theatrical release on March 6, 2015 that will be accompanied by a day-and-date VOD platform release. Also read: Mary Elizabeth Winstead's Debut Album Is Finally Coming Out In June In “Faults,” Claire (Winstead) is under the grip of a mysterious cult called Faults.
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