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Here's What Tonya Harding's Ex-Husband, Jeff Gillooly, Looks Like Irl

Image Source: Everett Collection Now that I, Tonya is in theaters, we're finally revisiting one of the most riveting and intensely public feuds in figure skating history. When it comes to telling the "truth," the trailers for the film have already made it clear that this is a loose-at-best representation of what may or may not have really happened. Even so, it's still fun to look back at the real individuals who were involved in the scandal and to compare them to the actors and actresses who play them on screen. Case in point: Harding's boyfriend then husband then ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, who is portrayed by Gossip Girl alum and current Marvel antihero Sebastian Stan. Stan depicts Gillooly as a quiet, initially well-meaning mess. He has clear anger problems and contributes to the cycle of physical and emotional abuse that Harding seems to be trapped in. In some ways, I,
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9 Chilling Facts You'll Learn From the New Movie About Jeffrey Dahmer

Image Source: Everett Collection There are plenty of true stories that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, but one of the most chilling has to be My Friend Dahmer. Based on the graphic novel by John Backderf, the film tells the relatively unknown story of Jeffrey Dahmer's high school years leading up to his first murder. Not only is Disney Channel star Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally, Teen Beach Movie) eerily captivating as the notorious serious killer, but the movie also stays pretty close to reality. They even filmed in Dahmer's childhood home for effect. Can you say nightmares? Here are nine facts the film unearthed about the Milwaukee Cannibal. Related8 Upcoming Films Based on Shocking True Crimes 1. He Had a Brother Dahmer was the eldest of two. Following his arrest and death in prison, the British series Murder in Mind states his younger brother, David, changed his surname and currently lives in anonymity.
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NBC Names Eight To Its ‘Writers on the Verge’ Diversity Program

NBC's Writers on the Verge, the network's program to develop aspiring television writers from diverse backgrounds, has named eight writers to its class of 2017-18. This year's crop includes comedy writers Nick Bouier, Octavia Bray, Eugene Garcia-Cross and Felicia Pride, and drama writers Celena Cipriaso, William Garroutte, Amy Lambert and Eileen Shim. They were selected from a pool of more than 2,600 applicants. Founded in 2005, Writers on the Verge is an annual program…
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Frontières unveils Brussels line-up

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Second European edition of genre co-production market to feature two extra spotlights in addition to its 17-strong line-up.

Frontières International Co-Production Market has unveiled the full line-up for its second European edition, taking place at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival from April 9-11.

This year sees an expanded Frontières line-up which will allow more projects to participate in live pitch sessions. In addition, it will include a Market Spotlight, featuring projects co-presented by Blood Window at Ventana Sur and the European Genre Forum at Tallinn Black Nights, and a Seeking Director spotlight which will involved three projects in development.

The 17-strong Frontières line-up features the already-announced Érik Canuel’s On the Threshold (an English-language remake of Sur Le Seuil) alongside new projects from directors Alexandre O. Philippe, Casey Walker and John Harrison, and producers Carole Scotta and Andrew D. Corkin.

It also features Eugene Garcia’s Jessie’s Demons, the new project
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Dad Facing Charges After Son, 8, Rescues Him From Car Crash

An 8-year-old boy is being a hailed a hero after he escaped from a crashed vehicle, and bravely ran barefoot to get help for his dad, who was trapped in the driver’s seat. However, the father is now facing charges for speeding — do You think that’s fair?

Joshua Garcia, 8, was driving with his father Eugene Garcia in Massachusetts when their car hit a a guardrail, and frighteningly flipped over into the Nashua River. Joshua bravely escaped the vehicle, and ran more than a mile home to alert his mom to call 911 to rescue his dad. But after the accident, Eugene will be facing charges after authorities believe he was driving too fast.

Joshua Garcia Saves Dad From Car Accident

Eugene and Joshua were traveling back home to their Fitchburg, Mass. home around 3 a.m. early on July 4. Suddenly, the car hit a guardrail, went airborne and flipped over
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Festival du Nouveau Cinema ’12: ‘Uncontrollable’ teases the viewer with potential but ends up a bore

Uncontrollable

Directed by Eugene Garcia

Written by Eugene Garcia

Canada, 2012

It can’t be very easy working in Canadian film, an industry whose unfortunate stagnation has prevented it from reaching the heights of audience-wide and even critical recognition many of its ardent defenders would love to see it earn. Be it of the commercial or art house variety, Canadian film, notwithstanding the obvious exceptions (David Cronenberg, his son Brendan, Sarah Polley), simply does not glow as brightly as it could. Montrealer and staunchly independent minded filmmaker Eugene Garcia, understood to be something of a regular at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema, brings his latest to the festival, Uncontrollable, offering any curious viewers a look inside the quirky world of a desperate writer finding inspiration in a man whose fate is just as desperate if not more so.

Daniel Delgao (played by the director himself, Eugene Garcia) is in a rough spot in his life.
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Festival du Nouveau Cinema: Reygadas, Franco, Ozon, Vinterberg, Larrain, Mungiu and Sarah Polley Headline 41st Edition

Montreal’s Festival Du Nouveau Cinema (10.10 – 10.21) announced their line-up today for their 41st edition and among the smorgasbord of subtitle offerings dating back to this year’s Rotterdam, Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Venice and Tiff editions, we’re knee-deep in avant-garde world cinema from the established auteurs Assayas, Vinterberg, Ozon, Sang-Soo, Joao Pedro Rodriguez, Larrain, Loach, Reygadas, Ghobadi, Mungiu and Miguel Gomes. Heavy on offerings from Quebec and France, the fest also manages to offer a stellar snapshot of the up-and-comers from all corners of the globe. Among the notable titles in the (Competition category) International Selection we’ve got Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves, Ursula Meier’s Sister, Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky’s Francine (which received its theatrical release earlier this month) and Rodrigo Plá’s La Demora. Loaded in Cannes items, the Special Presentations is the fest’s A-list selections (see filmmakers named above) and the one pic
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News: The Festival du nouveau cinéma's Line-Up of Canadian Films

Just like me, were you pissed off because you had to stay in your hometown while the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) was happening? Well, it appears that the wait is over! In fact, the Festival du nouveau cinéma (Fnc) - which will be taking place in Montreal from October 7 to 18 - has revealed its line-up of Canadian films. Besides, this goes without saying that most of these films were previously shown at the Tiff.

So here's the list of feature films and (a few) documentaries. By the way, each film's description is taken directly from the media release that was sent to me.

Les Signes vitaux (dir.: Sophie Deraspe)

A film about generosity, humanity and the gift of self in the private moments between a young woman and the old people she meets in the final stages of their lives.Un ange à la mer (Angel at Sea) (dir.
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