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Jake Cannavale, Angelique Rivera To Star In ‘Eat, Brains, Love’

Jake Cannavale, Angelique Rivera To Star In ‘Eat, Brains, Love’
Jake Cannavale (Nurse Jackie), Angelique Rivera (American Crime), and Sarah Yarkin (American Horror Story) have been tapped to star in the indie comedy, Eat, Brains, Love, the Rodman Flender-directed film adaptation of Jeff Hart's zombie road trip novel. In addition, Jim Titus, Patrick Fabian, Ty Headlee, Kristin Daniel, and Kym Jackson round out the cast. The pic follows zombie virus-infected high school seniors Jake and Amanda as they run from Cass, a psychic sent by…
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‘Call Me by Your Name’: Timothée Chalamet is Learning How to Be a Man, Onscreen and Off

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‘Call Me by Your Name’: Timothée Chalamet is Learning How to Be a Man, Onscreen and Off
When “Call Me by Your Name” screened at the New York Film Festival last month, several threads from Timothée Chalamet’s 21-year-old life wove together. Above the sold-out, 1,100-seat audience at Alice Tully Hall, he watched the second half from the balcony, seated next to the actor who plays his lover, Armie Hammer, and their director, Luca Guadagnino. Onscreen, Chalamet’s character was 17, the same age he was when Guadagnino met him. At that time, Chalamet was a student at Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts — the Upper West Side inspiration for “Fame” — across the street.

Read More: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Review: Luca Guadagnino Delivers A Queer Masterpiece — Sundance 2017

In kindergarten, Chalamet was a lukewarm commercial actor. His “first moment of passion” for the craft came at age 12, seeing Heath Ledger’s Joker in “The Dark Knight.” “I just had no clue what
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Idle Hands director adapting zombie novel Eat, Brains, Love

Gunpowder & Sky and Diga Studios have set Idle Hands helmer Rodman Flender to direct an adaptation of Jeff Hart’s zombie novel Eat, Brains, Love, which has been scripted by One Tree Hill duo Mike Herro and David Strauss. Here’s the official synopsis:

The good news: Jake’s dream girl, Amanda Blake finally knows his name. The bad news: It is because they both contracted a mysterious zombie virus and devoured the brains of half their senior class. Now Jake and Amanda are on the run from Cass, a teen psychic sent by the government’s top-secret Necrotic Control Division to track them down. As Jake and Amanda deal with the existential guilt of eating their best friends and set off in search of a cure for the zombie virus, Cass struggles with a growing psychic dilemma of her own – one that will lead all three of them on
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Director & Screenwriters Revealed for Film Adaptation of Zombie Novel Eat, Brains, Love

Not long after acquiring the release rights to the buzzed-about Tragedy Girls, the studio Gunpowder & Sky is now taking a big step forward with their film adaptation of Jeff Hart's romantic zombie comedy action road trip (sounds fun, doesn't it?) novel, Eat, Brains, Love.

Deadline reports that Gunpowder & Sky has lined up Rodman Flender to direct the film adaptation of Eat, Brains, Love from a screenplay that will be written by Mike Herro and David Strauss.

Originally published in 2013, Eat, Brains, Love follows two high schoolers who are infected with a zombie virus, eat a good portion of their friends, and end up fleeing from the government and their teen psychic who is sent to capture them.

A play on words from the title of Elizabeth Gilbert's novel Eat, Pray, Love, Hart's "rom-zom-com," as fans of Shaun of the Dead might refer to it as, was followed by a
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Zombie Couple Go On the Run in ‘Eat, Brains, Love’

Zombie Couple Go On the Run in ‘Eat, Brains, Love’
Gunpowder & Sky, who acquired the excellent slasher Tragedy Girls, along with Diga Studios and Full Fathom Five announced today that Rodman Flender has signed on to direc the film adaptation of Jeff Hart’s zombie road trip novel, Eat, Brains, Love. The first in a two-part book series, Eat, Brains, Love is touted as a […]
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Gunpowder & Sky Announces Writing Team & Director For ‘Eat, Brains, Love’ Film Adaptation

The forthcoming film adaption of Jeff Hart’s Eat, Brains, Love has tapped One Tree Hill writing team Mike Herro and David Strauss to pen the script and Rodman Flender to direct. Gunpowder & Sky first announced that they had signed an exclusive deal with Diga Studios, an independent production studio founded by former MTV President Tony Disanto, and Full Fathom Five to develop the teen zombie novel in 2016. "With years of experience writing and producing successful series…
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Why Scream: The TV Series is Worth Your Time

When it comes to genre television series as of late, there are a few shows that get more love than others. And since I finally caught up with the recent season two finale of Scream: The TV Series, I thought now would be the perfect time to tip my hat to this underrated series that not only wears its horror-loving heart so very clearly on its sleeve, but also keeps the mystery-fueled spirit of Wes Craven’s films alive and kicking, all while showcasing a lot of fantastic talent behind the camera as well.

And as much as I adore those first two factors, it’s that final part—the way Scream: The TV Series has utilized some incredible directorial talent—that has made me a staunch supporter of the show, as I’d argue that Scream may the best genre series that most fans have consistently overlooked ever since it debuted last summer.
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Horror Channel presents Laugh or Die season this month

The Horror Channel has announced a ‘Laugh or Die’ season for this month, which features a collection of extremely bloody and funny films spearheaded by the UK TV premiere of Jon Wright’s Grabbers, a Father Ted vs. Aliens monster romp from Ireland, and the network premiere of Jake West’s gore-ridden, exuberant zomcom Doghouse, starring Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke & Horror Channel’s Emily Booth. The season also includes the network premiere of Idle HandsRodman Flender’s stoner comedy horror starring Jessica Alba and the network premiere of Jay Lee’s Zombie Strippers starring Robert Englund and Jenna Jameson.

Sat 5 March @ 10.55pm – Grabbers (2012) *UK TV Premiere

The day after a meteor lands in the ocean and a group of fisherman go missing, Garda Lisa Nolan (Ruth Bradley) and Garda Ciarán O’Shea (Richard Coyle) start investigating strange occurrences happening around the remote fishing community. Pretty soon it becomes clear
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Scream, Ep. 1.08 to 1.10: Strong direction makes for an exciting finale

Scream, Season 1, Episodes 8 to 10

Created by Jill E. Blotevogel, Jay Beattie, and Dan Dworkin

Aired Tuesdays at 10pm (Et) on MTV

There’s something we’ve got to talk about before we can talk about the final three episodes of Scream, and that’s about the sad passing of Wes Craven on Sunday, August 30th. There’s a thousand things to say about Wes Craven and what he did for the horror genre, especially in the Scream franchise, and there are plenty of great pieces on the man all across the internet, so I won’t repeat was has already been articulated. We wouldn’t have this show without Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s Scream franchise, which is one of the only horror franchises without a single bad installment. Even the weakest entry (Scream 3) is still pretty good. Horror, at one level, functions as an interplay between what
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Shlocky charms: The crazy rise and 'terrifying' return of 'Leprechaun'

Shlocky charms: The crazy rise and 'terrifying' return of 'Leprechaun'
How did a low budget horror movie about a diminutive Irish monster spawn five sequels, a new reboot, and the career of Jennifer Aniston? EW tracks the deranged history of the Leprechaun franchise.

British actor Warwick Davis says he has “specific” fans—well-wishers who want to discuss just one of the several fantasy franchises in which he has appeared. “People talk about Star Wars, people talk about Harry Potter,” he explains, “and people talk about Leprechaun.”

Alert readers will have noticed that one of these franchises is not like the others. While Star Wars and Harry Potter have raked in billions of dollars,
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Mary Lynn Rajskub Shows Her Funny Side In Exclusive Play Nice Clip

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Mary Lynn Rajskub Shows Her Funny Side In Exclusive Play Nice Clip
Actress Mary Lynn Rajskub is showing off her unexpected humorous side in Shockya’s exclusive clip, ‘Which Instrument,’ from her new comedy, ‘Play Nice.’ The performer, who made a name for herself on the acclaimed action drama series, ’24,’ is now starring in the scripted comedy film that explores how far parents will go to ensure their children’s success. ‘Play Nice’ was directed by Rodman Flender, who has helmed episodes for such television series as ‘Suburgatory‘ and ‘The Office.’ The script was written by two of the comedy’s actresses, Jill Bartlett and Lindsay Stidham. The following synopsis for ‘Play Nice,’ which was just launched on Hulu Plus, has been released: For [ Read More ]

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The top 30 underappreciated films of 1999

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 21 Nov 2013 - 05:51

The underappreciated films of 1999 are the focus in our last list of 90s overlooked greats...

The year 1999 was a significant year for film in many ways. Apart from being the year that George Lucas began his Star Wars prequels with The Phantom Menace, it also saw the release of The Blair Witch Project, a horror film which became one of the first to use the internet as a marketing tool, resulting in a massive hit. The Matrix ushered in a new age of special effects filmmaking, arguably paving the way for the superhero blockbusters crowding into multiplexes today.

Mainly, though, 1999 was simply a brilliant year for film. Justly lauded movies like Fight Club, The Green Mile and Eyes Wide Shut aside, there were a huge number of films that didn't get the critical or financial success they deserved - so many,
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Wednesday Comedy Roundup: Back in the Game 1.06, Super Fun Night 1.05, Always Sunny 9.09

Back in the Game, Season 1, Episode 6, “Night Games”

Directed by David Katzenberg

Written by Scott Boden Hodges

Airs Wednesdays at 8:30pm Est on ABC

Back in the Game loses its way again this week as it continues to stick to a structure that simply doesn’t work. Once again we see those horribly distracting titles at the beginning of the episode that introduce characters we should already know by now. This show is quite similar to some of its competitors, Trophy Wife and The Goldbergs in particular. With each of these shows airing Halloween episodes this week, and each being family-driven comedies, these similarities stand out. “Night Games” is a combination of the two story lines that can be seen in both last night’s episodes of Trophy Wife and The Goldbergs. Similarly to Pete from Trophy Wife, The Cannon is motivated by his annoyance of youngsters on Halloween.
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Rewind: ‘The Unborn’ Review

Stars: Brooke Adams, Jeff Hayenga, James Karen, Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Griffin | Written by John D. Brancato & Michael Ferris | Directed by Rodman Flender | Produced by Roger Corman

Featuring the big screen debut of Lisa Kudrow (Friends), the deeply unsettling horror exploitation movie The Unborn stars Brooke Adams and Jeff Hayenga as Virginia and Brad Marshall, a couple whose unsuccessful attempts at having a child see them turning to IVF specialist Dr. Richard Meyerling (James Karen) for help. Initially overjoyed when she is eventually confirmed to be pregnant, Virginia soon senses something is not quite right anda disturbing encounter with another of Dr. Meyerling’s patients confirms her very worst fears. Thing go from bad to worse as it becomes shockingly clear that her unborn foetus is very much in charge of the proceedings and Dr. Meyerling doesn’t have his patients interests at heart.

I thought I’d seen it all
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The best documentaries of 2011

Why not fold documentaries into my list of the "Best Films of 2011?" After all, a movie is a movie, right? Yes, and some years I've thrown them all into the same mixture. But all of these year-end Best lists serve one useful purpose: They tell you about good movies you may not have seen or heard about. The more films on my list that aren't on yours, the better job I've done.

That's particularly true were you to depend on the "short list" released by the Academy's Documentary Branch of 15 films they deem eligible for nomination. The branch has been through turmoil in the past and its procedures were "reformed" at one point. But this year it has made a particularly scandalous sin of

omission. It doesn't include "The Interrupters" (currently scoring 99% on the Tomatometer), which has received better reviews and been on more critic's Best lists than any other.
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[Now Streaming] Your ‘Real Steel,’ ‘Ides of March’ & ‘Dirty Girl’ Alternatives

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Each week within this column we strive to pair the latest in theatrical releases to the worthwhile titles currently available on Netflix Instant Watch. This week we look at alternatives to Real Steel, The Ides of March and Dirty Girl.

In theaters Friday, giant Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots will do box office battle with dirty pool-playing politicians and a road-tripping dirty girl. But if you want to take tales of sci-fi adventure, political intrigue and comedic coming-of-age home, then check our latest list of recommended movies available online.

In a world where robots box for our amusement, a struggling fight promoter (Hugh Jackman) works to get his career and his relationship with his estranged son on track.

Do you like your family-friendly father-son tales with a dollop of sci-fi thrills?

Tron: Legacy (2010) This visually dazzling sci-fi sequel also centers on a long-lost father and son team. Here Sam Flynn
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Fight for Horror Supremacy Week 1

For the horror buff, Fall is the best time of the year. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling and a feeling of death hangs on the air. Here at Sound on Sight we have some of the biggest horror fans you can find. We are continually showcasing the best of genre cinema, so we’ve decided to put our horror knowledge and passion to the test in a horror watching contest. Each week in October, Ricky D, James Merolla and Justine Smith will post a list of the horror films they have watched. By the end of the month, the person who has seen the most films wins. Prize Tbd.

Ricky D – 14 Viewings

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The Exorcist

Directed by William Friedkin

One of the few horror films that really gets under my skin. Essential viewing for any cinephile.

The Exorcist 3

Directed by William Peter Blatty

William Peter Blatty,
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DVD Review: ‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’ Tells Half the Story

Chicago – You may assume from that title that I’m referring to the “other half” of Conan O’Brien’s story being that of Jay Leno and his involvement in the debacle surrounding “The Tonight Show” but I could care less what Leno has to say. Or anyone at NBC. No, this hardcore Team Coco member was surprised by how much of the acclaimed new doc about O’Brien, recently released on DVD, was about his tour and how little was about what the man has gone through in the last couple years. It’s a good doc about how to come out of a tough situation without really telling us enough about how O’Brien got there in the first place.

DVD Rating: 3.0/5.0

I honestly don’t understand anyone who sides with Jay Leno in the NBC nightmare. The man voluntarily gave over his spot on “The Tonight Show
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Conan O’Brien Can’T Stop Blu-ray Review

The first thing to know about Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop is that – though the subject matter is alluded to – Conan never really comes clean about the dirt that happened to him when NBC ousted him from The Tonight Show and brought Jay Leno back. Instead, Rodman Flender’s documentary is about O’Brien creating and performing the “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.” The film lives up to the title - Conan is a ball of energy throughout, going from date to date and engaging with his fans. Our review of the Blu-ray of Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop follows after the jump. The documentary starts with Conan and his team coming up with the idea for the tour, and announcing it on Twitter after some brief comments about The Tonight Show fiasco. The shows start selling out quickly, and then Conan realizes he has
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