18 items from 2014
"Life is this big, fat, gigantic, stinking mess, and that's the beauty of it, too..." Warner Bros has debuted the first trailer for R.J. Cutler's If I Stay, an adaptation of Gayle Forman's novel of the same name about an aspiring musician who must overcome great tragedy and make an impossible decision. Chloe Moretz stars, along with Jamie Blackley as the boy, plus Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds and Stacy Keach This looks like a heartbreaker to compete with Fault in Our Stars, but, maybe by the end, a heartwarmer, too. The footage looks solid, nothing like The Lovely Bones thankfully. Take a look. Here's the first trailer for R.J. Cutler's adaptation of If I Stay, direct from MTV's YouTube: Synopsis for If I Stay, adapted from the novel by Gayle Forman. Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever »
- Alex Billington
Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema have released the first If I Stay trailer for director R.J. Cutler’s (Nashville) drama. Based on the Gayle Forman novel of the same name, the film stars Chloe Grace Moretz as a young girl facing a tough decision between pursuing her musical dreams at Julliard or staying close to home with the love of her life (Jamie Blackley). Circumstances are further complicated when a life-changing accident throws her life off completely off balance. I'm not familiar with the novel, but it's easy to see why the story's central relationship is so beloved among readers, and this trailer suggests that the filmmakers have obviously taken great pains to bring that bond to the screen in as honest a way as possible. Hit the jump to watch the If I Stay trailer. The film also stars Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, »
- Dave Trumbore
Chloe Moretz is torn between life and death in the first trailer for the upcoming drama If I Stay. Based on the novel by Gayle Forman, the story follows Mia Hall (Chloe Moretz), a talented young classical musician who must decide whether she wants pursue her dreams or a relationship with a young rocker (Jamie Blackley). During a family drive one snowy morning, she is faced with an even tougher choice after a fatal car crash tears her family apart. Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato, Lauren Lee Smith and Joshua Leonard co-star in director R.J. Cutler's drama, in theaters August 22.
If I Stay comes to theaters August 22nd, 2014 and stars Chloe Moretz, Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato, Lauren Lee Smith, Jamie Blackley, Aliyah O'Brien, Chelah Horsdal, Joshua Leonard. The film is directed by R.J. Cutler. »
Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema have debuted, via MTV , the trailer for their upcoming drama If I Stay , starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds and Stacy Keach. Check it out in the player below! In the August 22 release, directed by R.J. Cutler from a script by Shauna Cross, Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia »
Texas Frightmare Weekend is proud to reveal its 2014 schedule that jam packed with things to do, people to see, and screams to be had! Read on for all of the latest, and if you're gonna be in attendance... consider us officially jealous!
From the Press Release
Just when fans didn't think Texas Frightmare Weekend could get any more epic... it does - in a huge way! America's largest horror convention is proud to announce several new free film screenings, guests, and events to take place at Dallas, Texas' Dfw Hyatt Regency this May 2, 3, and 4 - cementing Tfw's reputation as the biggest and best gathering of horror fandom in the USA!
In addition to our numerous previously-announced free screenings, Tfw is also proud to host the World Premiere of Billy Pon's Circus of the Dead and the North American Premiere of the Japanese splatter anthology Zombie TV - from Maelie Makuno, »
- Steve Barton
We already told you that George A. Romero will be appearing at Texas Frightmare Weekend, but we have one more exciting piece of new for fans of Dawn of the Dead. The Alamo Drafthouse is teaming up with Texas Frightmare Weekend for a rare screening of the 1978 zombie classic, with George A. Romero, Tom Savini, David Emge, and Scott Reiniger in attendance.
“Texas Frightmare Weekend is teaming up with The Alamo Drafthouse Dallas to screen five classic Frightmare-themed films during the week leading up to this year’s jam-packed 2014 weekend… culminating with a star-studded screening of George Romero’s zombie opus Dawn Of The Dead the night before Frightmare begins!
In 1968, George A. Romero created what would go on to be the modern zombie genre as we know it with Night of the Living Dead. Ten years later, he redefined it with what is widely considered as the zenith of »
- Jonathan James
I don’t find myself crying in agony over having to miss conventions much, but judging from the lineup to this year’s Texas Frightmare,…yeah, I’m bummed. Boasting everything from a Terminator/Terminator 2 reunion, A Night Of The Demons reunion, the West Memphis 3‘s Jason Baldwin, a full blown Blair Witch Project reunion and Dr. f’n Giggles himself, Larry Drake! (I’m an unabashed Dr Giggles fanatic). Making the con even more appealing, is the fact that one of most unique bands around these days, Ghost, is doing a special performance at the con. Seriously, if you’re in the Texas area…get the hell over there from May 2-4, and send me some pics, Please! For more info/tickets, read the press release below!
“Texas Frightmare Weekend returns to Dallas, Texas’ Dfw Hyatt Regency this May 2, 3, and 4 for more scares than ever – featuring one of the »
- Jerry Smith
Texas Frightmare Weekend is proud to reveal its 2014 poster, created in cooperation with Mondo, America’s finest purveyors of cinematic artwork. Tfw’s 2014 poster celebrates two of this year’s festival’s biggest draws...
...the Hellraiser series and George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, masterfully combined by iconic horror artist Gary Pullin. A very limited number of only 100 posters will be printed for this year’s convention, making them the show’s hottest collectors item. Available only at the show itself, quantities will be limited to two per customer.
From the Press Release
Texas Frightmare Weekend is back for blood May 2nd through the 4th, offering up more celebrity guests, more vendors, and the continuation of its wildly popular free film screenings to all Tfw passholders! Continuing last year’s partnership, Texas Frightmare Weekend is monstrously proud to re-team with IFC Midnight and present a gruesome twosome of »
- Steve Barton
With a jam-packed lineup of stars, this year's Texas Frightmare Weekend was already looking to be a must-attend event, and the convention has just gotten a big time upgrade in the form of a partnership with IFC Midnight.
Read on for all the details, which are sure to have you planning a trip to rattlesnake country!
From the Press Release
Texas Frightmare Weekend is back for blood May 2nd through the 4th, offering up more celebrity guests, more vendors, and the continuation of its wildly popular free film screenings to all Tfw passholders! Continuing last year’s partnership, Texas Frightmare Weekend is monstrously proud to re-team with IFC Midnight and present a gruesome twosome of new horror films from two specialists in the genre!
- John Squires
As we are full-on in the Lent season, our definitive list will focus on films about religion or some aspect of it. The #1 qualification to be on this list is to deliberately focus on religion, a religious figure, or have the presence of a religion/faith as an integral plot point. For example, most of Luis Bunuel’s films can be viewed as attacks on the church, but they aren’t literally about Christianity; therefore, they won’t be included. So, on this list, we’ll look at as many different faiths as possible (though, there are obviously a lot more movies about Christianity than any other religion). We’ll even dabble into cults and sects that don’t really exist. Final rule: no documentaries. We’re keeping this fictional.
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- Joshua Gaul
When it comes to Texas-based horror conventions, it doesn't get bigger or better than Texas Frightmare Weekend. That being said, it sounds as if things have just gotten a bit bigger! Read on for the details.
From the Press Release
Texas Frightmare Weekend is back, badder than ever, May 2nd through the 4th, offering up more celebrity guests, more vendors, and more amazing tie-ins than ever!
This year Tfw is teaming up with the incredible Alamo Drafthouse Dallas to screen five classic Frightmare-themed films during the week leading up to the festival… culminating with a star-studded secret screening of one of horror’s greatest masterpieces on May 1st!
On April 27th Texas Frightmare Weekend kicks things off in style at Alamo Drafthouse Dallas with a special 3D screening of The Creature from the Black Lagoon, celebrating the classic film’s Sixtieth Anniversary! On the following night they revisit the birth »
- Uncle Creepy
The Sundance Film Festival has come to a close in snowy Park City, Utah, and the institute has announced its winners for 2014. The big winner on the night was a film called Whiplash starring Miles Teller. The film picked up the big Grand Jury prize as well as the Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. Whiplash sees Teller as a young musician who struggles to make it as a top jazz drummer (see main pic).
Dramatic effort The Skeleton Twins which stars comedy stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in serious roles, won the Waldo Salt Screening Award for writers Craig Johnson and Mark Heyman, while the big directing award, went to Cutter Hodierne and his drama Fishing Without Nets, which revolves around a young father who turns to pirating in Somalia to support his family.
Here’s the full release with the complete list of the 2014 winners:
Park City, »
- Paul Heath
Michael Cera stars in a 17-minute short film written and directed by the young, gifted, and black Janicza Bravo, in which he plays a young man in an almost-street-ready electric wheelchair who lives by the Salton Sea and wants nothing more in life than to leave the home he shares with his mothering sister to hang out with his too-cool big brother and hit on some skirts. The dark-comedy-slash-sad-story titled Gregory Goes Boom comes complete with an ominous score and was uploaded to YouTube back in May 2013 under the banner of the exclusive YouTube multi-channel comedy network Jash. It’s good, too. You should watch it. And if you don’t trust me, trust the three-person panel of professionals at Sundance. They just awarded it the Short Film Jury Award in U.S. Fiction. Bravo took home the accolade by making the favorite of Short Film jurors Vernon Chatman (producer, »
- Joshua Cohen
Jury prizes and and honorable mentions were presented to short films at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, The Sundance Institute announced. Of 8,161 submissions, 66 were chosen to part of this year's Short Film program, presented by YouTube. The short films jury was comprised of writer-producer-voice actor Vernon Chatman ("Wonder Showzen"), actor Joshua Leonard ("The Blair Witch Project" and "Higher Ground") and Ania Trzebiatowska, artistic director of the Off Plus Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema. Short Film Award Winners (Descriptions provided by Sundance Institute): Short Film Grand Jury Prize: "Of God and Dogs"/Syrian Arab Republic (Director: Abounaddara Collective) — A young, free Syrian soldier confesses to killing a man he knew was innocent. He promises to take vengeance on the God who led him to commit the murder. Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction: "Gregory Go Boom"/U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Janicza »
- Eric Eidelstein
Rj Cutler directed the film, based on Gayle Forman’s 2009 novel about a 16-year-old who has an out-of-body experience following a car accident that puts her in a coma and kills the rest of her family. Screenplay was written by Shauna Cross (“Whip It”), Marc Silverstein & Abby Kohn (“The Vow”) and Cutler.
Alison Greenspan of Di Novi Pictures is producing, with Denise Di Novi, Forman and Brad Van Arragon exec producing. Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Stacy Keach, Liana Liberato and Joshua Leonard also star.
The project had originally been developed at Summit.
Moretz starred in MGM’s “Carrie,” which was distributed through Sony’s Screen Gems in the fall.
- Dave McNary
The Sundance Institute announced Thursday 24 jurors who will sit on six separate committees at the 2014 film festival, including directors Bryan Singer and Lone Scherfig, sitting on the U.S. dramatic jury, as well as domestic doc juror, singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman.
This year’s list of jurors includes the usual mix of filmmakers and film commentators, including Leonard Maltin and film critic Dana Stevens, both of whom round out the dramatic jury, along with “Little Miss Sunshine” producer Peter Saraf.
Joining Chapman on the U.S. documentary jury is “20 Feet From Stardom” director Morgan Neville, as well as Jonathan Oppenheim, the film editor of such classic docs as “Paris Is Burning,” the producer of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, »
- Andrew Stewart
X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer, whose first two features debuted at the Sundance Film Festival — including The Usual Suspects in 1995 — was one of the industry figures named to the Sundance juries that will judge this year’s films when the festival begins next week. Singer, who has X-Men: Days of Future Past due in May, will be one of five members of the U.S. Dramatic Jury. Other members of the juries include Tracy Chapman, Lone Scherfig, Leonard Maltin, and screenwriter Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). A complete list of the juries, courtesy of the Sundance Film Festival, can be viewed after the jump. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Well, 2013 has come and gone and it was a pretty darned good year for horror, both at the theaters, as well as on TV with more horror television programming than ever and the exponential growth of VOD releases. This year may have just started, but 2014 doesn't show any signs of slowing down in terms of genre offerings. Alyse has got you covered with Four New TV Shows We Can't Wait For. How 'bout we take a look at feature length movies due out this year? Get your calendars out and let's break down some of the most anticipated horror titles arriving later this year.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Jan 3rd)
We may have missed out on getting another 'Paranormal Activity' film last Halloween, but Blumhouse is wasting no time this year as the Latino-centric spin-off film 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' is now playing in theaters as of today! »
- Rob Galluzzo
18 items from 2014
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