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While Justin Bieber appears to be having a traumatic time after his break-up with his girlfriend of nearly two years, Selena Gomez, the 18-year-old singer is reportedly doing well, Celebuzz is reporting. His close friend and tour photographer, Michael Lerner, said he’s coping with the stress of life without Gomez. But “Justin is doing fine just now, he is good,” Lerner told Celebuzz. A family friend also said that the pop star “is going to get through this. It’s not the end of the world. He’s no different than other young loves because they make-up and they break-up.” Despite reports to the contrary, nothing happened between Bieber and 19-year-old Hungarian [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Throughout the month of October, Editor-in-Chief and resident Horror expert Ricky D, will be posting a list of his favorite Horror films of all time. The list will be posted in six parts. Click here to see every entry.
As with all lists, this is personal and nobody will agree with every choice – and if you do, that would be incredibly disturbing. It was almost impossible for me to rank them in order, but I tried and eventually gave up.
124: (Tie) Inside (À l’intérieur)
Written by Alexandre Bustillo
Four months after the death of her husband, a pregnant woman is tormented by a strange woman who invades her home with the intent on killing her and taking her unborn baby. This movie is not recommended for women on the brink of motherhood. Inside is one of the most vicious and »
It's time for another reunion... the big-screen kind.
This time, it's "10 Years," the story of a group of cohorts who return to their hometown for their 10th high school reunion. An all-star cast featuring Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Justin Long and Oscar Isaac gathers to act out one of the most popular American fantasies-- being able to relive all that delicious high school drama in one glorious night by revisiting old flames, rivalries and friendships with ten additional years of life experience.
Much like experiencing a real reunion, however, you can't fully appreciate the value of a good reunion movie until you've seen a few already. Here are ten classic reunion films to get you in a "10 Years" mood:
The last thing you probably want to do after you separate from your cheating husband is attend your 25th high school reunion. »
- MTV Movies Team
Written by Peter Strickland
Directed by Peter Strickland
Unless someone conjures up The Gaffer Murders, Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio must be the most affectionate fictional feature-length tribute to a specific technical discipline of filmmaking ever made. Too often, movies about making movies are happy to stick to generalities and well-worn tropes; the demanding director, the exiled writer, the beleaguered star, the starlet no one takes seriously. Strickland takes the opposite tack, luxuriating in the minutiae of moviemaking as a means to investigate not only our relationship with screen violence, but the dynamics that lurk within those who seek to conjure it.
Its ostensible hero, Gilderoy (Toby Jones), is a British sound engineer brought to Italy in what appears to be the 1970s to work on a horror film directed by the enigmatic Santini (Antonio Mancino). As Gilderoy begins work on the film, whose graphic »
- Simon Howell
Mirror Mirror, 2012.
Directed by Tarsem Singh.
A princess enlists the aid of seven dwarves to win back her birthright from an evil queen who has seized control of the kingdom.
Looking back, if you had asked me to pick which of the two Snow White adaptations that came out this year would be good, based only on their trailers, I would have picked Snow White and the Huntsman, the dark and gritty reboot with a visual aesthetic reminiscent of The Lord of the Rings, over Mirror Mirror, which looked like a campy, slapstick and, above all, childish retelling from mixed-bag director Tarsem Singh.
However, accusing a children’s film of being childish is quite unfair, and Mirror Mirror is a children’s film, but a really well made one. With its simple narrative and broad comedy, »
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Bands talk a lot of shit. Especially about their latest release.
PR talk a lot of shit. Journalists talk a lot of shit. Reviewers talk a lot of shit. I talk a lot of shit.
Though when I quote the band in their description of this Ep as;
“the serenity of drifting off to sleep or sinking to the bottom of the ocean”
Neither are the band talking nor is my use of this quote – a lot of shit. Quite the opposite in fact, because it is not often that a band actually nail the description of the sound of their latest release, but The Antlers actually have. Perhaps ‘serenity’ is a bit strong, but if you’re creating sound-bites you’ve got to go for the jugular.
Undersea, as the Ep is appropriately called, is The Antlers’ follow up to last year’s Burst Apart »
- Morgan Roberts
Blu-ray Release Date: Nov. 13, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $19.98 each
Studio: Warner Home Video
The first adaptation of James M. Cain‘s novel stars Lana Turner (The Bad and the Beautiful) and John Garfield (Gentleman’s Agreement) as a married woman and a drifter who fall in love then conspire to murder the woman’s husband. Of course, there are always consequences.
The 1981 version was directed by Bob Rafelson (Five Easy Pieces) from a script by thriller guru David Mamet (TV’s The Unit). Jack Nicholson (Chinatown) and Jessica Lange (Cape Fear) took over the starring duties, »
Vince Vaughn has acquired the rights to produce 'The Risk Agent'. The Hollywood funnyman is set to produce and star in the film adaptation of Ridley Pearson's fast-paced hostage thriller novel. Vince has teamed up with Wild West Picture Show Productions to co-produce the movie with his sister Victoria Vaughn and Sandra J. Smith, and Michael Lerner has been approached to write the script of the book, which was published in June, according to Deadline.com. The action film will follow hostage extraction specialists Grace Chu and John Knox, who are recruited by a company called Rutherford Risk to save a Chinese national and his security agent when they are snatched from the streets of Shanghai. The book is the first in a new series, so it could become a franchise for the 42-year-old actor, best known for his comic roles. Vince also recently acquired the rights to Randall Wallace »
Vince Vaughn has fallen into somewhat of a slump lately with his film choices. Although he has shown audiences that he has a definite range with titles like Swingers and Domestic Disturbance, he’s become somewhat of an exclusive comedic presence in recent years. The trailer for his latest film, The Watch, was released a few weeks ago and the first time I saw it in theaters the person next to me couldn’t help but to remark, “hasn’t he done this already?”
It looks like someone else may have been listening to that comment too because Deadline is reporting that Vaughn and his production company, Wild West Picture Show Productions, have acquired the rights to Ridley Pearson’s novel, The Risk Agent, which was released just last month. Vaughn plans to both produce and star in the project, which the company secured with their discretionary funds.
The story, »
- Lindsay Sperling
Wild West Picture Show Productions has picked up the film rights to Ridley Pearson's China-set thriller novel "The Risk Agent" which will be developed as a producing and star vehicle for Vince Vaughn reports Deadline.
The story deals with Rutherford Risk, a firm which specialises in hostage extraction, being called in to find an American-owned construction company employee and Chinese National who has been snatched off the streets of Shanghai.
A female forensic accountant and a combat and culture expert are called in to find the man and the pair must overcome their differing styles to try and get the hostage back before it’s too late.
- Garth Franklin
The story is set in Shanghai, China and centers on a Chinese National, working for an American construction company, who is kidnapped in broad daylight. The plot follows Grace Chu, a forensic accountant, and John Knox, a combat operative, hired by Rutherford Risk to recover the hostage. It isn't known what role Vince Vaughn will play at this time.
Vince Vaughn will produce with his Wild West Picture Show Productions partners Victoria Vaughn and Sandra J. Smith. The novel was published last month by Putnam, and will be the first in a series of books.
Despite this week’s The Watch being a likely hit — all the better that it looks funny — Vince Vaughn will step outside that typical, comfortable parameter with a new outing. (Unless you hold Gus Van Sant‘s Psycho or Domestic Disturbance as benchmarks of his career.) Deadline reports that his Wild West Picture Show Productions are partnering with Universal on The Risk Agent, an international thriller that will see him in the field of action. For the sake of courtesy, please stifle your laughter.
Ridley Pearson‘s novel, from which they’ll be working, centers on two employees of Rutherford Risk, an extraction company hired, in this case, to retrieve a kidnapped Chinese national and his security guard. The two agents sent out into the field — Grace Chu, “a female forensic accountant who follows the money,” and John Knox, an agent who has “combat and culture” to his advantage — dig »
- email@example.com (thefilmstage.com)
Exclusive: Wild West Picture Show Productions has used its discretionary fund to acquire the Ridley Pearson novel The Risk Agent. It will be developed as a star vehicle for Vince Vaughn, who’ll produce with his Wild West cohorts Victoria Vaughn and Sandra J. Smith. They’ve already set Michael Lerner to write the script. The book was published last month by Putnam. The project will be developed for Universal, where Vaughn has his producing deal. It’s a departure for the actor, a thriller that is set in China. When a Chinese National working for an American-owned construction company is grabbed off the streets of Shanghai in broad daylight and his one-man security detail goes missing as well, the call goes out to Rutherford Risk. That firm specializes in hostage extraction, from negotiation to recovery. Since private investigation is illegal in China, the company recruits two experts. One, Grace Chu, »
- MIKE FLEMING
In December, I had the pleasure of teaching fairy tales to seniors and we explored how the basic stories have been told and retold around the world and through the ages. The core concepts remain vital and can withstand wildly varying interpretations. Before Walt Disney began cementing a single version of each tale in the global consciousness, they were adapted time and again based on the culture and need of the ages.
I was reminded of this all over again when prime time offered us both Once Upon a Time and Grimm, which were vastly different takes on some of the most beloved fairy tales. The former obviously owes a lot to its corporate masters, Walt Disney, but even so, the versions of Snow White, the Queen, Pinocchio, and so on do not identically match their animated counterparts. Grimm uses the fairy tales as a launching point and goes in a wildly different direction. »
- Robert Greenberger
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Running Time: 1 hr 46 mins
Due Out: June 26, 2012
Plot: After the King failed to return from battle, the evil Queen (Roberts) took control of the kingdom. Ten years later, the King’s daughter, Snow White (Collins), is turning 18 and the Queen decides it’s time to be rid of her. With the help of a prince (Hammer) and seven dwarfs, Snow White tries to take down the Queen and restore the kingdom to its former glory.
Who’S It For? There is stuff here that could appeal to all ages, but the silly tone might be off-putting to some. Still, between the fairy tale origins, glorious craft work, and some fun action and comedy, Mirror Mirror is worth watching.
Tarsem is among the finest visual directors currently working, so I get »
- Shane T. Nier
By Chris Wright, MoreHorror.com
Directed By: Bigas Luna
Written By: Bigas Luna
Just when I thought Zelda Rubinstein in the “Poltergeist” trilogy couldn’t get any creepier, she out did herself in Bigas Luna’s psychological Spanish horror film “Anguish.” This horror film blew me away with its imagery. I’ve never seen a movie within a movie done this well before. It’s very sad as I haven’t heard many discuss this movie before. It deserves more recognition than it has received. The only release of this movie is on hard to find 80s label “Key Video.” Blue Underground has re-released this as well. The VHS I found has a warning label regarding hypnosis, which I found out watching it can make you »
New Mirror Mirror movie delivered kidlike fun,storyline seemed very flat & more. Relativity Media released their half-baked Snow White flick "Mirror Mirror" into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out,and,in my personal opinion,it was very,very flat. However, I think that it is good for the kids. I think that's what they were shooting for. If it wasn't,they really messed up. I can't believed this movie was ever being compared to the upcoming "Snow White and the Huntsman" flick with Kristen Stewart. It won't even compare,plus it's for a more adult audience. Mirror Mirror stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Robert Emms, Mare Winningham, Michael Lerner, Mark Povinelli, Jordan Prentice, Danny Woodburn, Sebastian Saraceno, Ronald Lee Clark, Martin Klebba, Joey Gnoffo,and Sean Bean. In the flick,the evil queen (Julia Roberts) took over the kingdom,once Snow White's (Lily Collins) father went missing, »
Directed by Tarsem Singh.
An evil queen has taken control of the Kingdom away from Snow White, its rightful heir. She must enlist the help of seven bandit dwarves and a dashing prince to win it back.
It was a 'family screening' on Sunday morning, a week before the film’s release. The PR companies hold these things to spread word of mouth. The place was done to the nines, with free Millies cookies and dwarves dressed up as characters from the film. Bill Oddie was standing by the toilets with a grandchild, but he was a guest, rather than a participant, of the festivities.
Some poor father had a paper crown on his head and a balloon sword in his hand, dreaming of a Super Sunday on Sky Sports at home. He »
- Chris Villeneuve
Chicago – Since I know I’m the fairest of them all, I won’t focus on the symbolic impressions of ‘Mirror Mirror.’ This is the Snow White legend based on the original story by the Brothers Grimm, and includes Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer and Nathan Lane in its cast.
It was a lovingly delivered film, full of fairy tale production design, amusing asides by Nathan Lane, a princely performance by Armie Hammer and America’s-Sweetheart-Gone-Bad Julia Roberts. What it lacked in that delivery was a spark of energy, and preferred launching easy gags instead of going darker. It’s not that the film is disappointing, it’s just that by the end there is a feeling of something missing, or a wish that the whole film could have been as good as its sporadic best moments.
Th film is not the Disney Snow White familiarity, it is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Last year it seemed that Hollywood was taking a short break from adaptations of toys, video games, comic books, and TV shows when two films were announced that would be live-action versions of classic fairy tales. Well, actually both would be based the same tale ” Snow White and the Seven Dwarves ” by the Brothers Grimm. The entertainment news magazines, blogs, and TV programs were all a flutter. Remember the dueling big asteroid and volcano movies from a decade ago! Would the movie-going public be interested in two versions of that raven-haired heroine? And more importantly, who would make it to the multiplex first? Slowly photos and trailers hit the internet and it became clear that the films were quite different in tone. The darker, action-heavy Snow White And The Huntsman would fit better, perhaps, amid the big, blockbuster thrill-rides of the Summer. Spring was deemed a better time for a more lighter, »
- Jim Batts
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