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7 items from 2008

More Sundance goodies, here's the genre stuff!

4 December 2008 1:01 PM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

First off, the best news, as I predicted (in private) Duncan Jones' Moon will be premiering, yay! The comedy Adventureland starring the talented Bill Hader is playing. The sweet kid soldier film Johnny Mad Dog is playing in the spectrum section, and the Jesco White story White Lightnin' which we reported on earlier is in the Park City at Midnight section.

But where the hell is Stingray Sam?

Full list after the break.


* "Adventureland," directed and written by Greg Mottola, stars Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds and Bill Hader in the story of a college grad who gets a job at an amusement park. A Miramax release.

* "Brooklyn’s Finest," directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Michael C. Martin, a drama about three Brooklyn cops who come together at the same deadly location. With Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Don Cheadle and Ellen Barkin.

* "Earth Days," directed by Robert Stone, »

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Sundance's 2009 noncompetitive lineup

4 December 2008 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »


To showcase the diversity of contemporary independent cinema, this section offers the latest work from American and international directors and world premieres of highly anticipated films.

Adventureland / U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Greg Mottola)

In 1987, a recent college graduate takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park and discovers the job is perfect preparation for the real world. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader. World premiere

Brooklyn's Finest / U.S. (Director: Antoine Fuqua; screenwriter: Michael C. Martin)

After enduring vastly different career paths, three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location. Cast: Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Don Cheadle, Ellen Barkin. World premiere

Earth Days / U.S. (Director: Robert Stone)

The history of our environmental undoing through the eyes of nine Americans whose work and actions launched the modern environmental movement. World premiere, closing-night film

Endgame / U.K. (Director: Pete Travis; screenwriter: Paula Milne)

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2009 Sundance Film Selections: Park City at Midnight

4 December 2008 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- Sundance got serious about fine-tuning their Park City at Midnight section this year. The section which I normally only dabble in to fill up voids in my scheduling has got enough worthy films this year that are potentially worth the detour - commencing with a film I mentioned last week -- Black Dynamite! Here are the 8 pack of films from directors like Sundance-regular Adam Bhala Lough, horror specialist Jonathan Liebesman and newcomer Ryan Shiraki. Black Dynamite / USA (Director: Scott Sanders; Screenwriters: Michael Jai White, Scott Sanders, and Byron Minns)—When 'The Man' murders his brother, pumps heroin into local orphanages, and floods the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor, 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite is the one hero willing to take him on. Cast: Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Byron Minns, James McManus. World Premiere The Carter / USA (Director: Adam Bhala Lough)—An in-depth, intimate look at »

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TV Review: Eureka 3.8 - From Fear to Eternity [Control Freaks]

24 September 2008 7:55 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Eureka, SciFi, Airs Tuesday 9/8c Episode: “From Fear to Eternity” (Season Three, Episode 8) Synopsis: Sheriff Carter (Colin Ferguson) and Dr. Blake (Salli Richardson) want to investigate the dead bodies found in the abandoned lab. They make plans to discover what Eva Thorne (Francis Fisher) is hiding beneath the town of »

- Kevin Carr

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"Here Comes the Suns" on 'Eureka' Tonight

16 September 2008 12:30 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Eureka-Season-3.jpg" />Last week on Eureka, we saw a mysterious spandex-clad man as he pranced around town, attempting to be Eureka’s very own Superman and saving innocents.  Little did he know, he was causing some trouble of his own. In fact, Carter’s (Colin Ferguson) job becomes a little bit more stressful because of this masked character tries to save the day and stir up a frenzy along the way.

Tonight on Eureka, the adventure in the small town continues as Zoe (Jordan Hinson) keeps focused on the mayoral race, leaving her science lab partner to accidentally create another sun!  Carter and Zane think they can destroy the blazing orb, but they need to arm themselves with heavy duty protection gear to get close enough to the suns.

So how does the man behind Sheriff Jack Carter deal with these kinds of things?  Colin Ferguson says that it »

- BuddyTV

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Eureka Season 3 Premieres Tonight

28 July 2008 10:30 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Eureka-Season-3.jpg" />Tonight at 9pm, the Sci-Fi Channel will be serving us up a fresh new season of Eureka, which stars Colin Ferguson as Jack Carter, the street-smart Sheriff of the town Eureka and father to Zoe, a young woman searching for attention while dealing with growing up with her single father.  Two months after the announcement that the show will be renewed for a third season, the Sci-Fi channel brings us the third installment, which will delve deeper into the relationships between Jack, Zoe (Jordan Hinson), and most importantly Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), the woman Jack Carter has been trying to pursue.

Recently, Colin Ferguson spoke to TV Guide, giving us the inside scoop on what’s to come tonight in the new season of Eureka.  He said, “A main character dies!  How do you like that?  Also, as last season ended, Eureka was wrecked [by an airborne metal-eating bacteria], so we bring »

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Rockmond Dunbar to produce, direct 'Pastor'

21 April 2008 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rockmond Dunbar is making the leap into producing and directing with the indie drama "Pastor Brown".

Dunbar is producing with Carol Ann Shine and Re'Shaun Frear. Rock Capital Films' Steve Belser, Shaun Livingston of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers and former NBA player Charles Oakley are on board as executive producers.

Now filming in Atlanta, "Pastor", penned by Rhonda Freeman-Baraka, is a twist on the prodigal son story. It follows a wayward pastor's daughter, Jesse Brown, as she returns from a life as an exotic dancer to make amends with her family and teen son and eventually lead her father's parish, becoming Pastor Brown.

Dunbar also stars in the film as Amir, a Muslim man who becomes the love interest of Brown, played by Salli Richardson Whitfield ("I Am Legend").

Rounding out the cast are Nicole Ari Parker, Keith David, Michael B. Jordan and Michael Beach. Tisha Campbell-Martin, Tasha Smith, Dondre T. Whitfield and Ernie Hudson also star. The film also features guest appearances by R&B singers Monica, Angie Stone and India.Arie as well as former Olympic track star Carl Lewis and Oakley. »

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