14 items from 2014
Rumer Willis Performs At Trevor Project Prom
Dressed in a white satin asymmetrical Maria Lucian Hohan dress, Willis performed alongside fellow singers Lindsay Pearce and Corbin Reid. While walking the red carpet earlier in the night, the 25-year-old daughter of erstwhile couple Demi Moore and Bruce Willis held up a sign that read, “be proud of who you are.”
The night before The Trevor Project’s 2014 prom, Willis attended the Hollywood premiere of her new film The Odd Way Home at the Arena Cinema. For the premiere, Willis wore a black cut-out halter dress. In the film, Willis plays tough girl Maya, »
“Rain Man” casts a long shadow that “The Odd Way Home” doesn’t do enough to wriggle out from under, even if its leading characters’ very similar dynamic takes place somewhat further down the economic ladder. Starring Rumer Willis as the reluctant minder of an autistic savant (Chris Marquette) on a picaresque road trip, Rajeev Nirmalakhandan’s feature benefits from generally solid performances, handsome lensing and a fairly restrained approach. Still, its essential contrivance works against the earnest emotions it’s aiming for, resulting in a less-than-special specialty item likely to do better in ancillary than in bigscreen release. It opens for a week May 30 at the Arena in Hollywood.
Beaten senseless by an unstable boyfriend, Maya (Willis) waits until he’s passed out, then flees their squalid L.A. apartment. She drives her truck to New Mexico — it’s unclear why there, as opposed to anyplace else — where it »
- Dennis Harvey
A road movie in which Duncan (Chris Marquette), an autistic young man presented as lovable naïf, and Maya (Rumer Willis), an embattled but secretly tender young woman, embark on an improvised car trip, The Odd Way Home pulls its punches, so to speak, right from the start.
Moments after the opening credits, Maya is viciously beaten by her boyfriend, and the viewer is given to believe that this is the couple's status quo. The next morning she quietly slips away in his truck, only a vague destination in mind.
That all occurs in the first five minutes, but it's here that director that Rajeev Nirmalakhandan (who co-wrote the script with Jason Ronstadt) unintentionally reveals his surface take on his own material. Willis's makeup is less evocative of someone who' »
VOD Release Date: June 3, 2014, DVD Release Date: June 10, 2014
Price: DVD $24.99
Studio: Breaking Glass Pictures
Marquette plays Duncan in the independent film, a reclusive man with autism who lives in a middle-of-nowhere town in New Mexico. His life is changed when he meets Maya (Rumer Willis, TV’s 90210 and the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore), who’s on the run trying to escape an abusive past in Los Angeles.
Despite being socially awkward, Duncan is a expert and maps and directions. The two join together to go on a journey across the American Southwest, which helps Maya learn to care for someone and shows Duncan a new world.
The Off Way Home premiered at the Austin Film Festival in 2013 but debuts for wide audiences with this DVD and video-on-demand release.
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
A hardened cop and a desperate crook form an unlikely alliance that helps bring down an organized crime syndicate in “Bad Country,” a blandly executed action-thriller whose cast names (Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe) and mild ’80s Louisiana flavor offer only modest compensations for the story’s workmanlike construction and routine twists. Opening for a brief theatrical run on April 11, this first and final directorial effort by “The Boondock Saints” producer Chris Brinker — who died of an aortic aneurysm last year, while the film (then titled “Whiskey Bay”) was still in post-production — feels like home-viewing fodder through and through, and should rack up a few downloads on the basis of its top-billed duo.
The loosely fact-inspired story (credited to four writers including Jonathan Hirschbein, who wrote the screenplay) begins in 1983 south Louisiana, also known as “hell with the lid off,” in the cynical parlance of Det. Lt. Bud Carter (Dafoe, sporting »
- Justin Chang
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
To Sleep Perchance to Scream: Grief’s Latest a Comedy Cancer
Every once in while a film comes along that’s so horrendously botched in every regard that not even the inventive heckling of a comedic genius could make the experience of it worthwhile. Grimace inducing in every minute of every frame, writer/producer/director Leslie Grief’s 10 Rules For Sleeping Around promises the titillation of hetero minded sexcapades dressed up with frat boy shenanigans, except can’t manage to come close to the standards that even lowbrow humor can muster. Lacking in anything resembling comedic aptitude, this is a film completely, vehemently bungled.
Ben (Chris Marquette) and Kate (Tammsin Sursok) are about to get married, but things aren’t exactly great in the bedroom. They’re intimidated and intrigued by the relationship of their best friends, Vince (Jesse Bradford) and Cameron (Virginia Williams), who have an open marriage, the »
- Nicholas Bell
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
Discover the ’10 Rules for Sleeping Around’ in a new clip, featuring Wendi McLendon-Covey and Michael McKean, titled ‘Emma Cooney, here I come.’ The clip was released in support of the theatrical release of the romantic comedy, which Screen Media Films will distribute on April 4. Besides McLendon-Covey and McKean, ’10 Rules for Sleeping Around’ also features Jesse Bradford, Tammin Sursok, Chris Marquette and Virginia Williams. The film was written and directed by Leslie Greif, who also produced it with Harry Basil, Vince Maggio and Herb Nanas. Screen Media Films has released the following synopsis for ’10 Rules for Sleeping Around’: 10 Rules for Sleeping Around tells the wildly amusing [ Read More ]
The post Discover the 10 Rules for Sleeping Around in New Clip appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Karen Benardello
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
Every now and then, we need to be reminded of what a bad movie looks like, just so we can appreciate the truly great ones we get each and every year. While I enjoy a good sexy comedy every now and then, 10 Rules for Sleeping Around looks like it misses the boat on every possible level. It feels like a straight-to-dvd version of Hall Pass, but with a mediocre cast desperate for any work. The film stars Jesse Bradford, Tammin Sursok, Chris Marquette, Virginia Williams, plus Wendi McLendon-Covey, Michael McKean, Bryan Callen and Bill Bellamy were coaxed in to getting involved. Ugh. Watch it? Here's the first trailer for Leslie Greif's 10 Rules for Sleeping Around, originally from Apple: 10 Rules for Sleeping Around is written and directed by reality show TV producer and "Walker Texas Ranger" writer Leslie Greif. Ben (Marquette) and Kate (Sursok) are on the verge of marriage »
- Ethan Anderton
14 items from 2014
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