9 items from 2017
Deadline reports Discovery Channel will premiere its Manhunt: Unabomber TV show on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. The scripted drama stars Sam Worthington as FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald and Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski. The debut episode is a two-hour special.A scripted drama series from Kevin Spacey's production company, Trigger Street Productions, Manhunt: Unabomber was originally ordered under the title, Manifesto. The Discovery cast also includes: Jane Lynch, Chris Noth, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Mark Duplass, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Bobb, Katja Herbers, Brían F. O’Byrne, Brian d’Arcy James, Elizabeth Reaser, Trieste Kelly Dunn, and John Berchtold.Read More… »
Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, Henry Thomas, Parker Mack, Halle Charlton, Alexis G. Zall, Doug Jones, Kate Siegel, Sam Anderson, Chelsea Gonzalez | Written by Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard | Directed by Mike Flanagan
When a horror film does well enough an inevitable sequel is churned out to make more money, and this could have been the case with Ouija. Giving the film to Mike Flanagan though and letting him do what he wants with it, horror fans are in for a treat. This is exactly what Ouija: Origin of Evil is, a treat for horror fans.
Set in 1967 Ouija: Origin of Evil is a prequel to the first movie. In it we see single mother Doris Zander (Elizabeth Reaser) and her two daughters Lina (Annalise Basso) and Doris (Lulu Wilson) running a séance scam. When the Ouija board game is used as a new stunt to bolster their business, »
- Paul Metcalf
Discovery is changing things up with Manifesto. Today, the network announced Brian d'Arcy James, Elizabeth Reaser, and Trieste Kelly Dunn have joined the cast of the upcoming TV series, which is being retitled as Manhunt: The UNABOMer.The scripted drama tells “the story of how FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington) deployed a radical approach to intelligence gathering to take down Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), also known as the “Unabomber,” one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world. ” The cast includes Jane Lynch, Chris Noth, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Mark Duplass, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Bobb, Katja Herbers, and Brían F. O’Byrne.Read More… »
Showtime will debut the documentary “Disgraced” on Mar. 31 at 9 p.m. The film will make its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW festival next month. “Disgraced” recounts the 2003 murder of Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy, as well as an attempted cover-up of Ncaa rule violations. The documentary will provide first-hand accounts from students, investigators, family and friends, and call into question conviction of Carlton Dotson, Dennehy’s teammate who pleaded guilty to the murder — the only known instance in the history of the Ncaa where one student athlete was convicted of murdering another.
- Sarah Ahern
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Brian D’Arcy James (Hamilton, Spotlight, 13 Reasons Why), Trieste Kelly Dunn (Blindspot, Banshee) and Elizabeth Reaser (Mad Men, Young Adult) have been cast in Discovery Channel’s upcoming FBI crime drama Manhunt: The UNABOMer (formerly titled Manifesto), from Lionsgate and Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street Productions. The anthology series tells the story about the hunt for Ted Kaczynski, who terrified the nation with a letter bombing campaign in the 1980s… »
Discovery's Unabomber drama continues to add to its ensemble.
Manhunt: The UNABOMer, formerly titled Manifesto, is an eight-episode series centered on the hunt for Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), who terrified the nation with a letter bombing campaign in the 1980s and early 1990s. According to Discovery, the new title reflects the name given by the original task force created by the FBI and Atf to investigate the “Unabom” case, a combination of the words “University” and “Airline BOMber.”
James will play Henry »
- Kate Stanhope
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 The Girl on the Train (thriller-drama; Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans; rated R) Keeping Up with the Joneses (comedy; Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot; rated PG-13) Ouija: Origin of Evil (period horror prequel; Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso; rated PG-13) Eadweard (drama; Michael Eklund, Sara Canning; not rated) Trespass Against Us (drama-thriller; Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson; rated R) Christine (biopic about TV...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Happy 2017, readers! With a new year upon us, that also means we’ve got a new batch of VOD releases to look forward to as we make our way through the month of January. For those who may have missed them earlier this year in theaters, both Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch and Mike Flanagan’s Ouija: Origin of Evil are making their way to digital platforms over the next few weeks, as well as the latest from Bryan Bertino, The Monster, which arrives on VOD on January 24th.
Other notable VOD releases for January 2017 include The Harrow, Bad Kids of Crestview Academy, Go North and Killer Piñata which is coming exclusively to Vimeo’s On Demand service.
Blair Witch (Lionsgate) – January 3rd
A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of their friend’s sister, who many »
- Heather Wixson
9 items from 2017
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