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Another Earth Director's Next Film Looks To Emphasize Science And Heart

11 December 2012 2:15 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There are certainly plenty of examples of great works of science fiction that use extraordinary circumstances as a means of exploring human drama. Mike Cahill's Another Earth did that in its own way, telling the story of two people who form an unlikely friendship in a reality where another earth is discovered and within traveling distance. By mainstream standards, Cahill's film is probably more of a drama than it was sci-fi, in spite of the mentioned "new" earth. The story's focus is less on the existence of this newly discovered planet and more on what the opportunity to visit it means to Brit Marling and William Mapother's characters. Cahill's next project incorporates science and characters with intertwining stories. Hollywood.com posted casting call information from Calleri Casting, which tells us a little bit about Cahill's i Origins: This film, a second feature from award-winning, breakout filmmaker Mike Cahill »

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"American Horror Story: Asylum" Recap: Dark Lady

29 November 2012 8:48 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Confession time, y'all: I have no idea what the f*ck is going on. This week's American Horror Story: Asylum has had the effect on my wee brain of a Jolt Cola-sponsored 48-hour horror movie marathon held in an operating steel mill. I'm no longer able to discern heroes from villains, the dead from the living, or a fake Boston accent from a real German one.

Asylum, you have finally broken me with these four simple, yet impossibly beautiful, words:

We begin with a bit of background nunsense: two smiling nursing sisters titter about Lilies of the Field as they arrive for their shift through Briarcliff's front doors. I'm half expecting them to punch a clock on the way in as a sheepdog punches himself out. ("Mornin', Sam." "Mornin', Sister.") They arrive in the medical ward, where a very grey, very sweaty Grace (Lizzie Brochere) lies barely conscious under a sheet. »

- brian

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American Horror Story: Asylum Episode Recap: “Dark Cousin”

28 November 2012 8:17 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I may be crazy, but tonight's episode of American Horror Story: Asylum might just be the best yet. It was pulpy, it was soapy, it was creepy and gory; everything you want this show to be! Perhaps it was the demise of one of this season's characters or the continuing downward spiral of everyone else on the show. Maybe it was the return of one of my favorite actors from season one, in a bold role that looks like one hell of a lot of fun to play! Whatever the trigger, it worked. American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall. Hit the jump for the recap and review of tonight’s episode, “Dark Cousin.” [You have entered spoiler territory.  Turn back now or commit yourself to the insanity.] Making her first appearance in American Horror Story: Asylum »

- Dave Trumbore

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'American Horror Story: Asylum': Death at Briarcliff in 'Dark Cousin'

28 November 2012 8:01 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

You know someone had to be in trouble when "American Horror Story: Asylum" spends so much time introducing an angel of death (Frances Conroy).

Conroy's dark angel kept popping up throughout "Dark Cousin" threatening to help ease Lana (Sarah Paulson), Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) and Grace (Lizzie Brochere) to the other side, but coming just short every time. At least until she came for Grace a second time, after the poor girl threw herself in front of a bullet meant for Kit and bled out on the kitchen floor. Does anyone really ever die on "American Horror Story"? We'll find out for sure next week, but it doesn't look good for Grace.

What else we learned tonight:

- Sister Jude isn't a killer after all! The hit and run accident that has haunted her ever since she became a nun wasn't fatal after all. But the victim's parents are still pissed off years later, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Explore The Sounds Of Absolution With 'Hitman' Audio Director Thomas Bärtschi

30 October 2012 8:06 AM, PDT | MTV Multiplayer | See recent MTV Multiplayer news »

Hey future audio engineers, audiophiles, and you out there who just really, really like Hitman, you might want to check out this video from Io Interactive and Square Enix on the sound design of Hitman Absolution. With its November 20th release date, Absolution is only a couple of weeks away, the Io Interactive team wants to school all of you there on creating effective audio ambiance for your stealth game.

You should check it out.

The video comes just a couple of says after the developer announced the full cast of the Hitman Absolution, which you can find below. The complete lineup sees David Bateson joining Powers Boothe, Keith Carradine (and a surprising number of Deadwood alumni), along with Vivica A. Fox and Traci Lords.

Agent 47 - William Mapother (Motion Capture), David Bateson (Voice, previous work includes: Lost, Another Earth)

Diana Burnwood - Marsha Thomason (previous work includes: Lost, White Collar »

- Charles Webb

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Hitman: Absolution Features A Hollywood Cast

25 October 2012 10:51 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Through press release means, Square Enix has announced that, much like Sleeping Dogs before it, Io Interactive’s Hitman: Absolution features a recognizable celebrity cast.

In fact, found within the list of actors who lent themselves to the game through motion capture and recording devices, sits Powers Boothe, along with Keith Carradine, Vivica A. Fox and Shannyn Sossamon. They may not be some of Hollywood’s elite these days, but they’re quality actors nonetheless, and their inclusion should lend a lot of authenticity to the assassination-focused title.

For more information regarding November’s Hitman: Absolution and its voice cast, check out the following release:

Copenhagen (October 25, 2012) – Io Interactive A/S, a Square Enix studio, today reveals the stunning main cast of Hitman: Absolution. This very talented group of well known Hollywood actors was brought together to fulfill Hitman: Absolution’s cinematic storytelling ambition.

Every actor »

- Chad Goodmurphy

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Exclusive: Barry Bostwick Talks Fdr: American Badass!

25 September 2012 4:42 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Barry Bostwick Talks Fdr: American Badass!, available today!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a Halloween tradition for millions of Americans, and star Barry Bostwick is beloved by this cult of revelers. This year, he is giving back to this odd lot of weirdos with a new film that he hopes becomes just as well know in the near future. Even if it doesn't, he hopes that you at least watch it this Halloween. Because he's made it for you, the fan!

The movie is Fdr: American Badass!, and it's a greasy little kicker that pays homage to recent mash-ups like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Iron Sky, while standing on its own as a unique piece of pop splatter trash that pits Adolf Hitler and Hirohito against a troupe of flesh hungry lynchthropes. Barry himself crawls into a wheelchair to portray Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and the performance is a joy to behold. »

- MovieWeb

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"Citizen Gangster" Tries to Do Too Much With Too Little

28 August 2012 10:32 AM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Citizen Gangster’s story resonates with any person who’s down on their luck in an era when times are tough and jobs are nowhere to be found, but in its attempts to reinvent the criminal as celebrity concept the film falters as the writing breaks down. It tries to be similarly insightful about veterans as the odd men out of peace time, feeling estranged from the real world and driven to lives that give them the adrenaline rush their wartime tour hooked them on. In trying to tie these elements together in a criminal drama, the script jumps back and forth without ever really finding a singular approach to who its characters are. Luckily, Citizen Gangster has a capable cast of Scott Speedman, Kevin Durand, Brian Cox, William Mapother, and Kelly Reilly to keep it moving.

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- Lex Walker

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‘Burn Notice’ Season 6 Episode 6 Review: Who Got Shot and One Far-Fetched Theory on Who’s Behind It All (Spoilers)

27 July 2012 11:16 AM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

We often joke about Burn Notice being stuck in its formula but we’ve noted that Season 6 has been superbly different with a more serious tone and a focused Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) risking his own life and limbs to get Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) out of jail. TV spots warned us that episode 606, “Shock Wave” would bring death to the show and the inclination is to suspect Agent Pearce (Lauren Stamile) or Agent Card (John C. McGinley) would take the fall because most viewers don’t expect to have a significant death this early in the season. But we didn’t get one big death, we got two.

Agents Pearce and Card would certainly give Michael a duty of loyalty to fulfill, to see to it that their killer would be found if their time was indeed up–we saw how Michael reacted to Max’s death, even though he was framed for it. »

- Ernie Estrella

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What to Watch Thursday: Someone Is Burn'd Bad, 3 Is Company, Kathy Griffin Stand-Up and More

26 July 2012 6:05 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Thursday: Burn Notice spies a deadly mission, CBS has 3 ladies it would like you to meet and Kathy Griffin is back where she belongs. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, linked within, here are nine programs to look out for tonight.

8 pm Code: 9 (Disney Channel) | Premiere: In this unscripted series, kids and their parents plan an elaborate prank on another family member – with the help of a Hollywood special effects and design team. Why “Code: 9?” It’s the signal that indicates the start of the practical joke.

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | This Repeat »

- Kimberly Roots

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The Playlist's Top 10 TV Shows Of The 2011/2012 Season

13 June 2012 11:52 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the summer is an excuse for the movie studios to roll out their biggest offerings, television executives are much more afraid of warm weather, leaving the television dial mostly as a wasteland of repeats and reality shows. As such, the TV season essentially gets underway in September and runs through to May (with cable dramas occasionally moving the goalposts a little either way -- "Breaking Bad" starts in July, "The Newsroom" next week).

As such, TV should probably be judged on a slightly different schedule, and to mark the passing of the season (arguably which just ended with "Mad Men"; read our season finale recap here), we've run down, as we did last year, our ten favorite shows of the season. These kinds of lists always generate disagreements, and there's so much good television that some shows are bound to miss out -- some of us couldn't be bigger »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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First Artwork for Fdr: American Badass Rolls In

12 June 2012 3:23 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We've just received the artwork for the werewolf hunting flick Fdr: American Badass, and in the spirit of sharing we have it for you right here and then some. Read on for all the latest on this unlikely new property!

From the Press Release

A new film by Ross Patterson, Fdr: American Badass, starring Barry Bostwick and Kevin Sorbo, will be available on DVD and VOD this September 25, 2012, from Screen Media. Fdr: American Badass is a slapstick comedy that has the 32nd President of the United States riding a "wheelchair of death" to stop the world from werewolves who carry the polio virus, including werewolf versions of Hitler, Mussolini, and Emperor Hirohito.

The film will be screened to the public for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 13, followed by a Q&A with Ross Patterson, Barry Bostwick, and Kevin Sorbo.

Directed by Garrett Brawith and written by Ross Patterson, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Presidential Goofiness In Fdr: American Badass Red Band Trailer

12 June 2012 1:01 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter isn’t the only 2012 film being released that’s rewriting presidential history, for better or worse. Fdr: American Badass centers around the 32nd President Franklin Roosevelt, bent on ridding the world of polio infected evil werewolf leaders such as Hitler, Mussolini & Hirohito with his arsenal equipped wheelchair. Watch the slapstick filled, Nsfw trailer below or catch the whole feature when it hits VOD & other markets this September 25th.

Fdr: American Badass is directed by Ross Patterson & stars Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show) as the titular president, with Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Lin Shaye (Insidious), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks) and William Mapother (Lost) co-starring.

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- Justin Edwards

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DVD Release: Fdr American Badass

12 June 2012 12:52 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

DVD & Video-On-Demand Release Date: Sept. 25, 2012

Price: DVD $Tba

Studio: Screen Media

While Abraham Lincoln battles vampires, a different president takes on another kind of supernatural creature in the independent spoof movie Fdr: American Badass. (Love that name!)

The comedy film stars Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) as wheelchair-bound President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who must save the world from werewolves that carry the polio virus. Along the way, Fdr must battle werewolf versions of Hitler, Mussolini and Emperor Hirohito, among others.

Lin Shaye (There’s Something About Mary) plays Eleanor Roosevelt, Kevin Sorbo (Soul Surfer) is Abraham Lincoln and Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class) is General Douglas MacArthur. The movie’s cast also includes busy character actor Bruce McGill (TV’s Rizzoli & Isles), William Mapother (Another Earth) and Paul Ben-Victor (TV’s In Plain Sight).

The first public screening of Fdr: American Badass is at the 2012 Comic-Con on July »

- Sam

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Indie Spotlight

3 June 2012 11:13 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Our Indie Spotlight feature returns with UFO’s, a zombie webseries pilot, and an exclusive interview with Woe to the Living co-designer Joshua Butterfield. We also have an exclusive first look at the cover art for Shakespeare v. Lovecraft:

Devolution: Reckoning- This short film is a unique 10 minute piece about UFOs attacking Earth, told through timelapses and other experimental means.

“Fed up with the failures of mankind, a cruel race of UFOs set out to destroy Earth and all that inhabit it. Can civilization survive the incredible onslaught of the attackers? Baraka meets War Of The Worlds in this unique sci-fi short, told through an unconventional arrangement of dramatic timelapses, public domain radio plays, and some experimental flair from horror filmmaker Gavin Heffernan.”

Watch the short film for free at: https://vimeo.com/12120049

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Zombie Squash: Last month, we were one of the first to bring you news Zombie Squash, »

- Jonathan James

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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Werewolves Beware! Fdr: American Badass Screening in Sd!

1 June 2012 3:25 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We've just received word that Fdr: American Badass. which is in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, has been picked up by Screen Media Films and will have its first screening at the San Diego Comic-Con. Read on for details.

From the Press Release

A new film by Ross Patterson, “Fdr: American Badass,” has been acquired by Screen Media Films. Screen president Suzanne Blech announced that the film, starring Barry Bostwick, Kevin Sorbo, and William Mapother, will be available in the marketplace and on VOD in September 2012.

“We are very happy to have to opportunity to work with the Street Justice Films team of Tristan Drew, J.P. McMahon, and Ross Patterson again,” said Blech of the acquisition. “This talented filmmaking team has again delivered a timely and over-the-top horror/comedy in Fdr: American Badass, and we expect to have great success together.”

“Thanks to Screen Media, history classes all »

- Uncle Creepy

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Fdr: American Badass to Screen at Comic-Con 2012

1 June 2012 2:33 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

A new film by Ross Patterson, Fdr: American Badass, has been acquired by Screen Media Films.  Screen president Suzanne Blech announced that the film, starring Barry Bostwick and Kevin Sorbo, and William Mapother, will be available in the marketplace and on VOD in September 2012.

Fdr: American Badass is a slapstick comedy that has the 32nd President of the United States riding a ‘wheelchair of death’ to stop the world from werewolves who carry the polio virus, including werewolf versions of Hitler, Mussolini, and Emperor Hirohito.  The film, directed by Garrett Brawith and written by Ross Patterson, stars Barry Bostwick, Lin Shaye, Kevin Sorbo, William Mapother, and Paul-Ben Victor. 

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'Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out' and 'The Seagull' First Projects to Secure Financing Through New Investment Hub Slated

8 May 2012 10:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Online film investment hub Slated, which launched at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, has fostered its first two projects: a modern version of Anton Chekov’s “The Seagull” and Marina Zenovich’s documentary follow-up to “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired.” Co-founded by Duncan Cork, Stephan Paternot, William Mapother and Gavan Gravesen, Slated is designed to link up filmmakers, producers and investors in a secure and self-vetted digital environment devoted to creating high-quality indie films. Still in beta, Slated has accrued a pool of accredited investors with more than $100 million in capital for film investment.  Directed by actor Christian Camargo (“The Hurt Locker”), “Seagull” stars Allison Janney, William Hurt and Katie Holmes and is scheduled to begin filming in upstate New York this summer with funds raised partially through Slated. Russell Means, Jean Reno, Mark Rylance and Juliet Rylance are also »

- Jay A. Fernandez

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TVLine Items: Final Best Friends and Gentleman Episodes to Air, Borgias Renewed and More!

4 May 2012 11:36 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC and CBS have scheduled the remaining episodes of two axed comedies, Best Friends Forever and How to Be a Gentleman, respectively.

First up, the Eye Network’s short-lived Gentleman (which was pulled from rotation back in October) will air two new episodes back-to-back on Saturday May 26 beginning at 8/7c. Meanwhile, NBC has slotted the final two installments of the recently-shelved Bff for Friday, June 1 from 8-9 pm.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Showtime has renewed its Renaissance drama The Borgias for a 10-episode third season, to bow in 2013.

Rob Lowe has booked a role in »

- Megan Masters

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Review: 'Citizen Gangster' Hits All The Familiar Notes Of The Bank Robber Subgenre

25 April 2012 5:05 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Edwin Alonzo Boyd was one of Canada’s prominent bank robbers following World War II. A splashy, glamorous war vet with a flair for theatrics, he managed to swindle several financial institutions in between two daring prison breaks, all in the name of his wife and children. And yet, the reason why this story hasn’t circulated all that much before “Citizen Gangster” is because Boyd’s story really is a whole lot like any other bank robbers'. Once you’ve seen a few of these movies, there’s not a whole lot of variation.

Scott Speedman is Boyd, a veteran-turned-working stiff who can’t seem to hold onto a job, either due to restlessness or a rough-and-tumble economy. Feeling the crunch of wife Doreen (Kelly Reilly) and their two kids, he also can’t escape his thirst for showmanship. In the first scene, he returns home with bad news banging around in his head, »

- Gabe Toro

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