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Vince Vaughn Exec-Produced Doc ‘Prescription Thugs’ Picked Up by Samuel Goldwyn Films

20 May 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired the worldwide rights to the documentary “Prescription Thugs,” a chronicle of the legal prescription drug business in America, the company announced Wednesday. Chris Bell, whose 2008 doc “Bigger Stronger Faster” looked at competition bodybuilding, co-directed the film with Josh Alexander and Greg Young; Alexander also scripted, while Young edited. The film is executive produced by Vince Vaughn, Joel Cheatwood and Peter Billingsley, and premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Also Read: 'Franny' Starring Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James Sells to Samuel Goldwyn Films In “Prescription Thugs,” Bell sets out to investigate pharmaceutical companies and doctors, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Cannes: Splendid Scores Titles With Neeson, Willis, Rapace, Bening (Exclusive)

18 May 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

German distributor Splendid Films has gone big in Cannes this year, picking up four buzz titles in a pre-buy spending spree. Splendid acquired German rights for Liam Neeson-starrer A Willing Patriot from Sierra/Affinity, Precious Cargo starring Bruce Willis from Highland, Annapurna's 20th Century Women featuring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Dakota Fanning, and, from Snd, What Happened to Monday, Tommy Wirkola's sci-fi feature starring Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close. “We were very aggressive this year – we closed most of the deals before the market started, we went in early and made our decisions quickly,” Andreas

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- Georg Szalai

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Every Secret Thing movie review: skeletons in the heart

17 May 2015 8:35 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A slow burn mystery in which the secrets aren’t so much about the crimes it explores but truths of women’s emotional lives that are too often ignored. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movies about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Mere weeks after two teenaged girls are released after seven years in juvenile detention for the horrific kidnap and killing of a baby, another little girl — one who bears a striking resemblance to the dead child — goes missing. Did they commit another murder? (Did they even both commit the first crime? Each is still placing all the blame entirely on the other.) Or does their small upstate New York town merely want this new kidnapping to be their doing?

With Every Secret Thing, documentarian Amy Berg makes »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Cannes: Passion, Social Drama Dominate Mexico’s Film Culture

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

When Carlos Reygadas’ debut “Japon” burst onto the scene in 2002, it heralded a new generation of bold Mexican filmmakers who racked up awards at key film festivals with ease. Reygadas and his protégé Amat Escalante won the director prize at Cannes in 2012 and 2013, respectively: Reygadas for his polarizing “Post Tenebras Lux” and Escalante for “Heli.”

Since last year, a second wave of Mexican cineastes has emerged, some of whom straddle both auteur and mainstream genres. In contrast to the high-art, radical or minimalist features that have characterized much of the early New Mexican Cinema, these filmmakers are exploring both worlds.

Some credit goes to the relatively new fiscal incentive Eficine 189, which has spurred private investment in film. “Eficine has allowed for more options in general and for more options to try different formats,” says Pablo Cruz of Canana, which lead-produced this year’s Un Certain Regard entry “The Chosen Ones” (Las Elegidas, »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Every Secret Thing Review

16 May 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The crime happened in a place called Orangetown, yet in its aftermath, the town was shaded with grey. An infant rocking in her stroller outside on a balmy day was snatched, randomly. The culprits were two pre-teen girls who then tried to raise the child in secret. The baby was the granddaughter of the town’s first African-American judge. The young thieves didn’t last long and authorities promptly arrested them. However, mere weeks after the suspects – the heavy-set Alice (Danielle Macdonald) and the introverted Ronnie (Dakota Fanning) – are both 18 and out of juvenile detention, a toddler that is a near mirror image of the infant snatched years earlier disappears.

This is the set-up for Every Secret Thing, an adaptation from Laura Lippmann’s 2004 paperback bestseller. The mystery is notable for boasting a terrific collection of actresses in front of the camera – many of whom play autonomous, intriguing, flawed women – and behind the scenes. »

- Jordan Adler

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Cannes: Humanoids, Full House: Global Genre Drive (Exclusive)

16 May 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes – Marvel Comics changed the face of Hollywood. Can legendary L.A. graphic novel publisher Humanoids now do something of the same for Europe?

Driving into international English-language live-action genre with American or international cast via a three-pic deal with Paris-based Full House, set up by former Wild Bunch and Films Distribution execs, the sweep of its ambition, France’s biggest genre push since Luc Besson, is fast becoming clear.

The slate takes in production pacemakers such as Spain’s Apaches Ent., behind Juan Antonio Bayona’s “The Impossible” and Liam Neeson-starrer “A Monster Calls,” as well as L.A. based Muse, producer of “Spring Breakers” and now “London Fields” with Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

Outside Full House, Humanoids — whose movie production is headed by CEO Fabrice Giger and Pierre Spengler, producer of Ilya Salkind’s “Superman” trilogy, announced April 20 a multipic production deal with China’s Jetavana, »

- John Hopewell

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Watch: Tension Builds for Elizabeth Banks and Diane Lane in Exclusive 'Every Secret Thing' Clip

16 May 2015 12:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Every Secret Thing," is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for your mood here.] Gillian Flynn fans will probably want to check out this exclusive clip from "Every Secret Thing," the film from director Amy Berg ("Deliver Us From Evil"). Based on the novel by Laura Lippman, the film follows two girls who were put away in juvenile detention for the murder of an infant child, and the police investigation that focuses on them when more children start to go missing after their release. Elizabeth Banks ("The Lego Movie," "The Hunger Games") stars as the detective in charge of the investigation, alongside Dakota Fanning ("I Am Sam," "Coraline") and Danielle MacDonald ("The East") as the teenaged suspects. »

- Becca Nadler

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Alice Eve joins Please Stand By

14 May 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fresh from his success in with the underrated gem The Sessions, writer/director Ben Lewin is busy casting his new film, Please Stand By, which has reportedly added Alice Eve to the cast.

According to the The Hollywood Reporter Eve, who starred in Star Trek Into Darkness, joins the already cast Dakota Fanning (Night Moves) and Sessions star Helen Hunt.

Written by Michael Golamco (Grimm), the film will see Fanning playing “a brilliant young woman with autism who escapes her care home and embarks on a road trip of a lifetime: to enter her script into a Hollywood competition.” Hunt will play her caregiver, with Eve as her sister.


- Scott J. Davis

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Every Secret Thing Movie Review

14 May 2015 3:47 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Every Secret Thing Director: Amy Berg Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning, Nate Parker and Danielle Macdonald Emotional scars and memories not only reflect your past and how your experiences have shaped your beliefs, but can also haunt you and prevent you from moving forward in your life. Your determined journey to redemption, so that you can finally take control of your future and move forward past your harrowing recollections, is the powerful theme in the new crime drama, ‘Every Secret Thing.’ The movie, which marks the narrative feature film directorial debut of filmmaker Amy Berg, and is set to be released in theaters and on VOD and  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Every Secret Thing | Review

13 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Baby Blues: Berg’s Troubled and Troubling Feature Debut

Treated to a chilly reception following its premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival last spring, the feature debut of documentarian Amy Berg will see a theatrical release amidst the encroaching fanfare of her next highly provocative doc concerning teen sex rings in Hollywood, An Open Secret, hitting theaters only a few weeks later. The timing is certainly convenient for Every Secret Thing, perhaps a move to overshadow the critiques of her latest, as Berg seems noticeably less comfortable in the realm of narrative storytelling, especially if you’ve seen her hailed work on Deliver Us From Evil and West Memphis Three, now part of a growing body of work haunted by the specter of sexual transgressions involving preadolescents. This latest is based on a novel by Laura Lippman, a mystery writer who began as a journalist, which seems an inspired »

- Nicholas Bell

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New VOD and Digital HD Movies, Plus: Recruit 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' for Duty at Home This Weekend

12 May 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Still Alice (Oscar-winning drama; Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart; rated PG-13) Every Secret Thing (thriller-mystery; Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning; premieres 5/15 on cable Mod and in theaters; rated R) Slow West (Western thriller; Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee; premieres 5/15 on cable Mod and in theaters; rated R)   Streaming/Digital Download: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Elizabeth Banks and Dakota Fanning Can't Save Thriller Every Secret Thing

12 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

“Some things are easier if you can sleep through them," sleepyhead Dakota Fanning tells Elizabeth Banks's weary detective in what probably amounts to the mission statement posted outside the production trailer for Every Secret Thing. An excellent cast is directed by Amy Berg to project all the colors of the emotional rainbow from vacant dissociation to slight anxiety; hitched to Berg's equally colorless assemblage of talking-heads photography and a Lifetime-grade script about kidnapped babies, the result is a cheerless and nonsensical thriller following two young women who, as children, stole a baby from a front porch for absolutely no discernible reason. After serving seven years in juvenile detention, Alice (Danielle Macdonald), an overweight intr »

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Floria Sigismondi Set To Direct ‘The Delivery Man’

12 May 2015 1:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Cannes doesn’t officially start till tomorrow, but the news is coming in quick and fast already! The first big news to come out of the glitz and glamour is that music video turned feature film director Floria Sigismondi has signed up to direct The Delivery Man.

Sigismondi, known for directing music videos for artists such as Muse, David Bowie and Marilyn Manson, made her feature film debut helming the The Runaways, the 1970s rock band biopic starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning as Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. But Sigismondi will steer very clear from her music background with The Delivery Man.

Adapted from Joe McGinniss Jr’s debut novel, The Delivery Man tells the story of three childhood friends who have been negatively affected by their years growing up Las Vegas. The novel follows Chase, who goes from having a promising art career to becoming a ‘delivery man’ for his escort friend Michele. »

- Lucy Cave

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Cannes: ‘Runaways’ Director Floria Sigismondi Boards ‘Delivery Man’ (Exclusive)

12 May 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Floria Sigismondi (“The Runaways”) will direct “The Delivery Man,” a drama based on the Joe McGinniss Jr., novel.

Highland Film Group is financing and launching international sales at Cannes. Be True Productions’ John Domo (“Big Fish”) and Braxton Pope (“The Trust) will produce, with Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier executive producing alongside Molly Hassell.

“The Delivery Man,” published in 2008, is set against the surreal excess of Las Vegas – and the artificial suburbs, gated communities, and freeways that surround it. The novel centers on a young man who, after attending college in New York, returns to Vegas and is drawn into the lucrative but dangerous world of a teenage call-girl service with his childhood friend, a Salvadoran immigrant.

The novel was first optioned by Thom Mount in 2007. McGinness is the son of the late journalist Joe McGinness.

Sigismondi made her feature directorial debut with “The Runaways,” starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. »

- Dave McNary

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Cannes Buzz Titles: What’s Hot at This Year’s Market

12 May 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

From finished films in competition to big packages on the horizon, here’s the hottest titles from around the world up for grabs at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

All I See Is You

Director: Marc Forster

Producers: Marc Forster, Craig Baumgarten, Michael Selby, Jillian Kugler

Key cast: Blake Lively, Jason Clarke

Film centers on a blind woman and her husband who, upon restoration of her sight, begin to discover previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives.

Sales: Sierra/Affinity

American Honey

Director: Andrea Arnold

Producers: Andrea Arnold, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa, Pouya Shahbazian, Film4, BFI, Trudie Styler, Celine Rattray, Charlotte Ubben

Key cast: Shia Labeouf

A runaway teenager gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard-partying, law-bending and young love.

Sales: Protagonist Pictures

American Pastoral

Director: Ewan McGregor

Producers: Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi

Key cast: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, »

- Variety Staff

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On Demand DVD New Releases May 11-17

11 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

On Demand DVD New Releases May 11-17 Every Secret Thing  This psychological thriller tells the story of two teens suspected of abducting a child and the detective racing to prevent history from repeating itself. Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning  (R, 1:33) 5/15 Same day as theatrical release John Wick When sadistic thugs attack John Wick, a brilliant ex-assassin, he hunts them down with the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend. Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe  (R, 1:41) 5/12 Donde sea disponible en Sap, 2-Day rental Slow West Mysterious Silas helps a young man  cross the American frontier to … Continue reading →

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- Meredith Ennis

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Review: Every Secret Thing

10 May 2015 5:11 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: Following their eighteenth birthdays, two girls, Ronnie (Dakota Fanning) and Alice (Danielle Macdonald) are released back into the community, having been sent to juvenile hall for the kidnapping and murder of an infant. Now pariahs, the two find themselves as the primary suspects when another baby goes missing, and it's up to the detective (Elizabeth Banks) who previously caught them to determine whether the girls are innocent or not. Review: Every Secret Thing is another one of »

- Chris Bumbray

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Demi Moore Robbed of $200,000 Worth of Property

8 May 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

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- Brittney-Stephens

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Dakota Fanning Reacts to Her Father's "Hot Dad" Buzz: "No One Wants to Hear That"

8 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

The internet went wild last year when Dakota Fanning stepped out at the New York Knicks game with her super hot dad, Stephen Fanning.   While we were certainly impressed by her father's good looks, the "Franny" star reacted to all the buzz just like any other 21-year-old would ... with embarrassment!  "No one wants to hear their dad called anything but Dad ... hot, nothing like that," she told toofab's Anna Kachikyan at Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue Party Presented by BCBGeneration on Thursday night. "People were sending my dad texts and emails about it, and he just laughed. We were all laughing about it. Good genes aside, it seems Dakota's dad also has taught his famous daughter how to successfully transition from child star to leading lady.  It's been 14 years since the pint-sized star stole our hearts in "I Am Sam," but now, she finally has come to terms with her past. »

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Trailer for ‘An Open Secret’ is the documentary ‘Hollywood doesn’t want you to see’

7 May 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In Amy Berg’s 2006 Oscar-nominated documentary Deliver Us From Evil, Berg shined the light on the Catholic church and a specific priest in order to call attention to acts of child abuse, molestation and rape. Now Berg is directing her camera at a different institution perpetrating similar acts under the radar: the film industry.

In the trailer for An Open Secret, Berg conducts an in-depth investigation into acts of teenagers being sexually abused within the film industry as they strive for fame. Reviews from when the film premiered at Doc NYC fest in November 2014 say that Berg shows great focus and only highlights those accusers willing to speak on camera, acknowledging that this problem is just “the tip of the iceberg”.

An Open Secret is one of three films Berg is releasing this year. We previously shared the trailer for Every Secret Thing, a drama starring Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Banks. »

- Brian Welk

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