16 items from 2015
We’re back with another horror news round-up. This time around we have two new photos from Tremors 5, a recently released poster for the all-female directed horror anthology film, Xx, as well as a look at the upcoming Zombie Strike Doominator Nerf gun.
The Graboids are back to snack on unlucky surface dwellers once again in Tremors 5, but standing in their way as always is the indomitable Burt Gummer (Michael Gross), along with his new pal, Travis (Jamie Kennedy). Two photos from Tremors 5 were recently revealed, giving us a fresh look at Gross and Kennedy in the fifth installment of the horror/sci-fi franchise that’s due out later this year.
“With even more deadly creatures on the loose, Tremors 5 continues the films’ hallmark combination of adrenaline-laced suspense, »
- Derek Anderson
Welcome to "This Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the most pertinent fright-genre news to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series casts a pint-sized Mariah Carey, a beloved '90s series may be coming back and, yes, another unnecessary remake is in the works. 1. Lea Michele and Ariana Grande may be forced to share a soundstage, God help us The "Glee" star and the diminutive pop idol have joined Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts in Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series, which has also signed on "True Blood" bear magnet Joe Mangianello, permanently scowly former child actor Abigail Breslin and fictional spelling bee champion Keke Palmer. Season 1 of the 15 episode horror-comedy will be set on a college campus that's been rocked by a series of murders. It's slated to premiere this fall on Fox. #2 The "Blob »
- Chris Eggertsen
Each day that rises and sets brings us closer to the release of Xx, the all-female-directed horror anthology film. Helmed by terrorizers with lady parts, Jennifer Lynch (Chained, Surveillance), Jovanka Vuckovic (Jacqueline Ess), Mary Harron (American Psycho), and Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body), the film now has a kick-ass new teaser poster, thanks to Phantom City Creative's Justin Erickson.Xx is on track to be distributed this year by Magnet Releasing and is produced by Xyz Films. Just today, producer Todd Brown confirmed that Vuckovic is in post-production with her contribution, "The Box." The other directors are on schedule to shoot in late spring.(Disclosure: TwitchFilm founder Todd Brown is an Xyz Films partner.)...
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One anthology I have been incredibly anxious to see arrive, is the Magnolia/Xyz co-produced female-powerhouse anthology, Xx. Comprised of shorts by the exceptional talents of filmmakers Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’S Body), Mary Harron (American Psycho), Jennifer Lynch (Surveillance), and Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird, as well as being a staple in the horror community for quite some time now.). I’ve been excited for this one since it was first announced and can’t wait to see what these talented directors have in store for fans.
Today, a brand new poster for the film was sent to us from Magnet Releasing, who is releasing the film (hopefully sooner than later). Check the new poster out and get yourselves ready for Xx!
- Jerry Smith
Michelle Rodriguez has played a lot of tough girls in movie roles from the “Fast & Furious” franchise to such diverse pictures as “Blue Crush” (2002) and sci-fi epic Avatar (2009). But she reveals an arresting feminine side in stunning new photos for Interview magazine. As it turns out, Rodriguez is far more sensitive and worldly than the way she is often portrayed on the big screen. But that’s Hollywood. She says she was typecast as the “tough Latina, with the heart of gold,” because of her breakout role Karyn Kusama’s 2000 movie “Girlfight.” ...Read More »
This March, cinephiles of all persuasions will congregate in Austin, Texas for 2015’s South by Southwest Film Festival. Each year, the beloved event proves worth the trek, with plenty of terrific dramas, comedies and genre pics on display (last year’s festival screenings included such great flicks as Neighbors, Chef, Open Windows, Stage Fright and The Guest). And today brings exciting news regarding next year’s festival, now that some of the films that will be making their world or U.S. premieres at SXSW 2015 have been announced.
Among the premieres are Dredd director Alex Garland’s anticipated sci-fi thought piece Ex Machina, Michael Showalter’s latest romance Hello, My Name is Doris and The Invitation, a horror-thriller from the director of Jennifer’s Body. With many more titles to be announced in the coming weeks, this is already shaping up to be a terrific year for SXSW.
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- Isaac Feldberg
On this past week's episode of The Collision podcast, Adam and I noted that one of our most-anticipated films of the year was Alex Garland's sci-fi film, Ex Machina. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson as a computer programmer who wins a contest to meet with the CEO of a large search engine company (Oscar Isaac), but when he arrives, he discovers he’s part of an experiment to test the artificial intelligence of an android (Alicia Vikander). A new featurette for the film has been released along with the announcement that the movie will make its U.S. debut at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival alongside Karyn Kusama's The Invitation, Michael Showalter's Hello, My Name Is Doris, and more. Hit the jump to check out the new Ex Machina featurette along with the first wave of SXSW 2015 announcements. Ex Machina opens wide on April 10th, and the 2015 SXSW »
- Matt Goldberg
The 2015 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival will open with the world premiere of a documentary about comedian, actor and author Russell Brand, organizers announced Thursday.
Organizers also announced six other films that will screen at this year’s festival, including documentaries about singer Mavis Staples, NBA star Serge Ibaka and anti-bullying activist Lizzie Velasquez.
- Steve Pond
This March will mark my fourth straight year attending the South by Southwest Film Festival. Every year creates many memorable moments, whether it be seeing the world premiere of Short Term 12 when it was on no one's radar or seeing Iko Uwais and Cecep Arif Rahman fight on stage when there was a problem with the screening file for The Raid 2, I always have a good time seeing as many movies I can in a short amount of time. And I am happy to be covering it for the first time as press for RopeofSilicon. The opening night films for SXSW have been hit and miss. My first year it was The Cabin in the Woods, and unfortunately, they cannot all be that great. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Chef followed after that. This year, SXSW has chosen the documentary Brand: A Second Coming as the opening night film. »
- Mike Shutt
Following Sundance and Berlin shortly, the next big film festival will arrive in March with Austin’s South by Southwest and today we have our first inkling of the line-up. Among the notable U.S. premieres are Alex Garland‘s directorial debut Ex Machina with Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and Alicia Vikander, as well as Karyn Kusama‘s newest film, […] »
- Leonard Pearce
One of the most anticipated horror films of 2015 is The Invitation, the latest, long awaited feature from Jennifer’s Body director Karyn Kusama. The film is newly announced to have its World Premiere, alongside the North American Premiere of Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Ex Machina at this March’s annual SXSW in Austin. Getting underway March…
- Samuel Zimmerman
South by Southwest 2015 will open with Brand: A Second Coming, a feature documentary about comedian Russell Brand directed by Ondi Timoner (Dig!, We Live In Public). The doc chronicles Brand’s evolution from addict to movie star to political disruptor and will kick off a line-up that will also include Michael Showalter’s Sally Field comedy Hello, My Name is Doris, Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation, Mavis Staples doc Mavis!, Grantland Features’ Son of the Congo about NBA star Serge Ibaka, A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story, and Alex Garland’s Ex Machina starring Oscar Isaac.
Of course, that’s not all; SXSW’s typically sprawling line-up is still being finalized and won’t be revealed until February 3, with Midnighter titles revealed alongside the shorts program on February 10.
If you’re Austin-bound, get ready for a double dose of Russell Brand. SXSW already announced that the irreverent Brit will serve as a 2015 guest speaker, »
- Jen Yamato
SXSW also announced half a dozen titles for its lineup — Michael Showalter’s comedy “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” starring Sally Field; Karyn Kusama’s thriller “The Invitation”; Jessica Edwards’ Mavis Staples documentary “Mavis!”; Grantland Features’ first film “Son of the Congo,” following NBA star Serge Ibaka’s return to his homeland; Sara Hirsh Bordo’s documentary “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story”; and the North American premiere of Alex Garland’s directorial debut “Ex Machina,” starring Oscar Isaac.
“Firebrand Ondi Timoner’s bold and lively documentary on Russell Brand knocked us out with its humor, insight and raw energy, pulling back the curtain on a truly passionate figure as he grapples with fame, influence and where we are as a 21st century society, »
- Dave McNary
More than ever, the festivals in the early part of the year are just as important as the Venice/Telluride/Toronto/New York car crash in the fall. With a bit of breathing room, indie movies are arguably given more space to gain traction, and while they might not all be awards contenders like "Whiplash," which unspooled at Sundance, they can highlight future box office hits and cult classics. And that's right where SXSW fits in. The past couple years have seen "Bridesmaids" and "Neighbors," among others, take off in a big way, and today organizers in Austin have revealed the first few titles coming in 2015. The one that has us most excited is Alex Garland's sci-fi film "Ex Machina," starring Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander, which will make its North American premiere down south. Other titles of note include "Girlfight" director Karyn Kusama's latest, "The Invitation, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The film charts the British comedian and writer’s career as political activist and self-styled revolutionary.
Head of film Janet Pierson and her team unveiled a handful of other titles that will screen during the festival in advance of the full programming announcement on February 3.
They include: the North American premiere of Alex Garland’s feature directorial debut Ex Machina; Michael Showalter’s comedy Hello, My Name Is Doris, starring Sally Field; Karyn Kusama’s thriller The Invitation; Jessica Edwards’ Mavis! about singer Mavis Staples; Adam Hootnick documentary Son Of The Congo, which followes NBA star Serge Ibaka’s return to his homeland; and A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story by Sara Hirsh Bordo, about the anti-cyber bullying figurehead.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The SXSW Film Conference and Festival has announced that its 2015 edition (March 13 through 21) will open with Ondi Timoner's documentary on Russell Brand, Brand: A Second Coming, and unveiled a first round of six more titles set to screen in Austin: Sara Hirsh Bordo's A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story; Jessica Edwards's Mavis!, a doc on Mavis Staples; Alex Garland's Ex Machina with Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander; Adam Hootnick's Son of the Congo; Karyn Kusama's The Invitation; and Michael Showalter's Hello, My Name is Doris with Sally Field. » - David Hudson »
16 items from 2015
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