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Anthony Kiedis Rocks Whole Child International Gala

The Earl and Countess Spencer hosted Whole Child International’s inaugural fundraising gala in Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel last week, along with Co-Chairs Giselle Fernandez, Teri & Ken Hertz, Nina & Harvey Karp, Lauren King, Deborah Klein, Fran & John Lasker, and Robin & Dr. Alfredo Trento.

Anthony Kiedis and Josh Klinghoffer

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Sir Ken Robinson served as Master of Ceremonies for the event, which also included an acoustic performance by Anthony Kiedis and Josh Klinghoffer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and a very special live auction. Additional attendees included Shohreh Aghdashloo, Catherine Bach, Angie Harmon, British Consul General Michael Howells, Chandler Kinney, Frank Mancuso, Nancy Moonves, Renee Olstead, Terri Seymour, and Canadian Consul General James Villeneuve.

Sir Ken Robinson welcomed guests to the event with a few words about the importance of childcare and education, not just in our own homes, but globally.
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A Wild Animal Goes ‘Feral’ On Scout Taylor-Compton (Trailer)

A Wild Animal Goes ‘Feral’ On Scout Taylor-Compton (Trailer)
Directed by Mark H. Young (Wicked Blood, Tooth and Nail), the new horror-thriller Feral now has a first look early trailer. Feral stars Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, The Runaways), Olivia Luccardi (It Follows, Orange Is the New Black), Lew Temple (The Devil’s Rejects,The Walking Dead), Renee Olstead (Unfriended), Brock Kelly (Pitch Perfect), Landry Allbright (Con Air) and […]
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Horror Highlights: Get Out-Inspired Music Video, Atomica, Us And Them, Feral, Schlitzie: One Of Us

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Rome Fortune's new music video inspired by Jordan Peele's Get Out tops today's Horror Highlights, and we also have details on the campaign to make Schlitzie: One of Us and trailers for Atomica, Us and Them, and Feral.

Get Out Music Video: "Watch artist Rome Fortune’s music video inspired by the film.

In Universal PicturesGet Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads
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Hal Sparks Lands In ‘Bachelor Lions’; Sasha Alexander Joins The ‘Ride’

Hal Sparks Lands In ‘Bachelor Lions’; Sasha Alexander Joins The ‘Ride’
Hal Sparks has joined Mitchel Muso, James Maslow and recently announced Renee Olstead in indie comedy Bachelor Lions from River Rock Films. Written and directed by Paul Bunch, the pic follows two young men who, like bachelor lions in the wild, live in the shadows just barely surviving. They buddy up to become Bachelor Lions who protect each other and make sure to get a share of the feed. Sparks plays Lance Barber, a typical fast-talking Hollywood agent. The pic has a…
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Renee Olstead Joins ‘Bachelor Lions’; Megan Dodds Cast In ‘Wonderwell’

Renee Olstead Joins ‘Bachelor Lions’; Megan Dodds Cast In ‘Wonderwell’
Renee Olstead has been cast in Bachelor Lions, joining recently announced leads Mitchel Muso and James Maslow. Written and directed by Paul Bunch, the action comedy follows two young men who, like bachelor lions in the wild, live in the shadows just barely surviving. But through a stroke of luck, these young bachelor lions find each other and embark on comedic journey most people never will take. Olstead plays Evelyn Ross, a beautiful woman with an Ivy league intellect…
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Unfriended, Cyberbully and fear in the social media age

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We return to the 2015 horror Unfriended, and how it and other films explore the dark side of social media...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for Unfriended

Unfriended is one of those horror films that becomes less effective the noisier it becomes. Released across America by Universal last year, the film's a twist on the old teen-slasher format, so of course there’s lots of screaming, stalking and violent death. But these scenes of bloody pay-off are a distraction from Unfriended’s quieter moments - for its here the movie's true power lurks.

At a time when the found-footage genre is in desperate need of reinvention, Unfriended finds an ingenious twist on the old first-person, shaky-cam sub-genre. The entire movie takes place on the flickering laptop screen of its protagonist, Blaire (Shelley Hennig). We’re subjected to an initially dizzying array of opening and closing windows, as Blaire
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Author Nicholas Sparks Thinks ‘The Choice’ Will ‘Speak to an Authenticity That People Will Recognize’

Author Nicholas Sparks Thinks ‘The Choice’ Will ‘Speak to an Authenticity That People Will Recognize’
The author of nearly 20 romance novels, Nicholas Sparks has contributed to the cinematic adaptations of his written works since the release of “A Message in a Bottle” in 1999.

“I’ve always been involved in the script oversight, notes, casting and selection of the director,” Sparks told Variety on Monday at the Los Angeles premiere of Lionsgate’s “The Choice” — which marks the 11th Nicholas Sparks adaptation. “Film is always a very collaborative process. You’ve got a lot of voices — studio voices, producers’ voices, directors’ voices, casts’ voice. I was always one of those voices,” said Sparks, who also foresees being involved in any future adaptations of his novels.

As his dynamic love stories continued to be developed into films, the bestselling author’s involvement in the productions increased; a progression he described as “a natural evolution.” Sparks was credited as a producer for “Safe Haven” (2013), “The Best of Me
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Theatre Review: David Arquette’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Cheapens Drama With Campy, Unfunny Comedy

Chicago – Different isn’t bad and might be great, but you’d better have an irrefutable reason to change what was never broken. Campy being the only word to accurately convey this alternate-reality version of Sherlock Holmes with an original script, writer Greg Kramer and director Andrew Shaver try too hard to be different without ever figuring out why.

Play Rating: 2.0/5.0

This Thanksgiving, spend your time anywhere but with David Arquette’s “Sherlock Holmes” at the Oriental Theatre. Thankfully, the one-week limited engagement only runs in Chicago from Nov. 24 through Nov. 29, 2015 until it tours elsewhere.

David Arquette as Sherlock Holmes (center), James Maslow as Dr. John Watson and Renee Olstead as Lady Irene St. John in “Sherlock Holmes”.

Photo credit: Starvox Entertainment, June Entertainment

Starvox Entertainment and June Entertainment’s “Sherlock Holmes” has stripped out all the mystery, intrigue, tension, drama and danger and replaced it with cheesy, cheeky and
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Round-Up: Exclusive The Inhabitants Images, Sean S. Cunningham to Receive Award, Bk Horror Club, Feral

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We have even more goodies for our readers from the supernatural thriller The Inhabitants. Exclusive stills from the film are revealed below. Also in this morning's round-up: Sean S. Cunningham's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 New York City Horror Film Festival, Bk Horror Club details, and four new photos from Feral.

The Inhabitants: Press Release: "Cambridge, Ma – Gravitas Ventures, an independent film distributor, announces the North American release of the supernatural thriller The Inhabitants on October 13, 2015, on video on demand (VOD). The film will air on multiple VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox Live, Sony Playstation, various cable providers, and more. The film is also currently available for pre‐order on iTunes.

Written and directed by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen, screenwriters of John Carpenter's The Ward and produced by international bestselling author Glenn Cooper, The Inhabitants revolves around a young couple that gets more
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New VOD and Digital Releases, Plus: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Screams Home Before Disc

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Hot Pursuit (action-comedy; Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara; rated PG-13) Unfriended (next-gen horror; Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead; rated R) Enchanted Kingdom (nature documentary; narrated by Idris Elba Premieres; available on cable Mod and in theaters; also available in 3D; rated G) The Hunting Ground (documentary about college rape; Kirby Dick; rated PG-13) Northmen: A Viking Saga (action; Ed...

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August 11th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The People Under The Stairs, Unfriended, Dead Silence

We’ve got another busy week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases on the horizon as August 11th has a great variety of titles both new and old to get excited about. Scream Factory is releasing their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs and Kino Lorber has dug up another great cult classic, War-Gods of the Deep, and given it an HD overhaul as well. Unfriended is also coming home on Blu and DVD and Universal is finally releasing James Wan’s Dead Silence on Blu-ray, featuring an unrated version of the underrated film. And for all you DC Comics fans out there, get ready for a ton of titles making their debut this week on Blu courtesy of Warner Home Video.

The People Under the Stairs: Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Wes Craven, the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream,
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Unfriended Blu-Ray Review

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Unfriended Blu-Ray Review
Title: Unfriended Universal Director: Levan Gabriadze Writer: Nelson Greaves Cast: Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki Running Time: 83min , Rated R (Violence, Language, Mild Sexuality) Special Features: None On DVD, BluRay and Digital Download on July 28th It is the one year anniversary when teenager Blaire Lily (Shelley Hennig of Teen Wolf) killed herself and it was all caught on video and uploaded to the internet. The reason behind her suicide has been linked to another video that was uploaded prior that caused her to be the ridicule of the entire school. A group of friends- Laura (Heather Sossaman) , Mitch (Moses Storm), Ken  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Renee Olstead Talks Unfriended’s Blu-ray and DVD Release (Exclusive)

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Interview: Renee Olstead Talks Unfriended’s Blu-ray and DVD Release (Exclusive)
People often feel the need to glamorize themselves online so that they can convince not only everyone they are connected with, but also themselves, that their lives are better than they actually are. They wrongfully don’t think about the consequences of their actions as they try to showcase the most attractive aspects of their lives in the process. But everyone, especially those vulnerable teens who feel as they need constant validation to feel worthy and appreciated, needs to realize that it’s not smart to compare themselves to anyone else, particularly online. That important message of the significance of being, and appreciating, your true self, and realizing that no one’s life [ Read More ]

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Round-Up: The Exorcism Of Molly Hartley Blu-ray, Unfriended Clips, June Trailer, A Plague So Pleasant

Starring Sarah Lind and Devon Sawa, the unrated Blu-ray and DVD of The Exorcism of Molly Hartley will be released on October 20th. Two clips from Unfriended, a new trailer for June, and DVD release details for the zombie flick A Plague So Pleasant are also in this morning's round-up.

The Exorcism of Molly Hartley: Press Release: "Molly Hartley (Sarah Lind; Wolfcop) is all grown up, but the unholy demon inside her lives on in this all-new, Unrated sequel that takes terror to the next level! Six years after graduating high school — and discovering that a secret pact assigned her soul to the devil — Molly is suspected of murder and confined to a mental hospital, where she wreaks supernatural havoc on the staff and patients. Her only hope is an exorcism by a defrocked priest (Devon Sawa; Final Destination) looking to redeem himself and save Molly's life before her hideous "transformation" is complete.
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Unfriended Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

Teens face a supernatural cyberspace threat in Unfriended. If you missed the Skype-centric horror film in theaters, don't despair—Universal Studios Home Entertainment is releasing it on Digital HD this July and on Blu-ray and DVD in August:

Press Release: "Universal City, California, June 9, 2015 – For a group of teenage friends, a devastating fate lurks on the other side of a computer screen in Unfriended, the first in a new generation of found-footage thrillers coming to Digital HD July 28, 2015 and Blu-Ray™, DVD and On Demand August 11, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Unfriended is a startlingly contemporary nail-biterfrom two modern masters of mayhem, executive producer Jason Blum (The Purge, Ouija, Sinister) and producer Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Wanted).

What starts as a seemingly innocent online prank produces a sequence of events that spirals out of control. During a routine group video chat, high-school friends are terrorized by an unseen figure.
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Unfriended Available On Digital HD July 28 And Blu-Ray, DVD And On Demand August 11

For a group of teenage friends, a devastating fate lurks on the other side of a computer screen in Unfriended, the first in a new generation of found-footage thrillers coming to Digital HD July 28, 2015 and Blu-Ray, DVD and On Demand August 11, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Unfriended is a startlingly contemporary nail-biter from two modern masters of mayhem, executive producer Jason Blum (The Purge, Ouija, Sinister) and producer Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Wanted).

What starts as a seemingly innocent online prank produces a sequence of events that spirals out of control. During a routine group video chat, high-school friends are terrorized by an unseen figure. The anonymous intruder implicates each of them in the death of an acquaintance, revealing damning secrets and transforming trusted allies into wary adversaries. Forced into a sordid “game,” the teens try to figure out who is behind the mysterious threat, but all signs
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Unfriended review: Social media horror deserves a 'Like'

Unfriended review: Social media horror deserves a 'Like'
Director: Levan Gabriadze; Screenwriter: Nelson Greaves; Starring: Shelley Hennig, Will Peltz, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Heather Sossaman, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson; Running time: 83 mins; Certificate: 15

Unfriended is a horror film set entirely on someone's social media feeds that unfolds solely on one laptop screen. Whatever next? Attack of the Killer Emojis? Nightmare on Elm Street: Meme Warriors?

Such presumptuous cynicism about a film best described as 'streaming footage' is understandable given the abundance of abysmal 'found footage' horror flicks in recent times. Yet these fears are quashed by the skillful execution of a surprisingly fresh storytelling form. For Unfriended is innovative, scary and smart, capturing the neuroses and pressures on today's youth within the claustrophobic confines of the digital age. It does for Skype what The Blair Witch Project did for forests.

Through a screencast of high school student Blaire's (Shelley Hennig) laptop, we witness her online interactions with her
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Unfriended Review

Director: Levan Gabriadze.

Cast: Shelley Henning, Courtney Halverson, Moses Storm, Will Peltz, Renee Olstead.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 76 minutes

Synopsis: A group of friends share a Skype call on the anniversary of their friend’s suicide, only to be caught in a nightmare where secrets are exposed and the past returns to haunt them.

When a film like Unfriended drops into multiplexes, we have to wonder if there is anything that can’t be turned into a film. Blumhouse don’t seem to think so, and with a track record of cheap and cheerful horrors under their belt, now they decide to lay on us what may very well be one of the gimickiest movies of all time. Gimick or not, it also happens to be a shockingly relevant and powerful horror film.

Unfriended takes place completely on a chaarcter’s desktop. We see them click around their music selections, search for information,
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Round-Up: The Visit Poster, The Tell-Tale Heart Film Adaptation, TV Series In the Works from It Follows Writer / Director David Robert Mitchell

Another poster for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit has been released, once again stressing grandma's strict rules. Also included in our latest round-up are details on an upcoming modern day-set film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, as well as information on an in-development mystery series from It Follows writer/director David Robert Mitchell.

The Visit: A Blumhouse Productions and Blinding Edge Pictures film from Universal Pictures, M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit will hit theaters in September:

"Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal PicturesThe Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing,
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New Unfriended Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

Universal Pictures released their new horror/thriller film, "Unfriended," into theaters this weekend, and all the top, major critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that they were pretty mixed about it, giving it a an overall 60 score out of a possible 100 across 28 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Courtney Halverson, Jacob Wysocki, Will Peltz, Shelley Hennig, Renee Olstead, Moses Jacob Storm, and Heather Sossaman. We've supplied some blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Alonso Duralde at TheWrap, gave it an ok 76 score, saying: " Unfriended commits to its idea and continually finds new ways to creatively exploit it, building the tension as each character reveals his or her own dark deeds, thus justifying the brutal vendettas visited upon them." Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 75 grade, stating: "Blowing this small-screen cyber horror tale out to the big screen makes for fresh and fearsome fun.
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