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One of the horror movies we’re very much looking forward to in 2015 is Clown, produced by Eli Roth. It’s been awhile since we’ve heard a peep about the film, and today we’ve learned that it’s headed to DVD over… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
“Tom’s creative instincts are impeccable – he has an amazing talent for spotting great content and turning it into compelling television,” Stein said. “His personal network of writers, directors, actors, broadcasters, agents, authors and others will have a huge impact on our ability to fast track a steady pipeline of original productions.”
In his new role, Patricia will oversee the development and production of Sonar’s programming. The company is currently at work on “South of Hell” with Eli Roth for We TV and “Shannara” for MTV, which are both scheduled for bows in 2015. Next year, Sonar will begin production on “Taboo,” which will star Tom Hardy and play on BBC One and FX.
Patricia comes to Sonar from Lionsgate Television, where he supervised long-form programming development. »
- Marianne Zumberge
Announcements for the lineup for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, taking place between January 22nd and February 1st, are starting to roll out. Watch this page for updates as more films and sections are revealed.
Brooklyn (John Crowley, UK)
Digging for Fire (Joe Swanberg, USA)
End of the Tour (James Ponsoldt, USA)
I Am Michael (Justin Kelly, USA)
Last Days in the Desert (Rodrigo Garcia, USA)
Lila & Eve (Charles Stone III, USA)
Sleeping with Other People (Leslye Headland, USA)
A Walk in the Woods (Ken Kwapis, USA)
Today we have the first photos from the upcoming "Knock Knock" psychological thriller, starring Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana De Armas, Aaron Burns, Ignacia Allamand, and Colleen Camp. Check everything out below. Plot: Two beautiful young girls walk into a married man's (Reeves) life and turn a wild fantasy into his worst nightmare. The new movie is written and directed by Eli Roth (Hostel) and is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
While absent from all of the big Sundance updates we were posting earlier this week, director Rodrigo Garcia's new film Last Days In the Desert will indeed be playing the festival next month. Starring Ewan McGregor as Jesus, this film is bound to pick up the usual dust that accompanies movies that address this topic without self-identifying as "faith based." What looks unimpeachable, however, is the visual aesthetic of the film, which was shot by Emmanuel Lubezki. Hit the jump for a better look at the Last Days In the Desert image of Ewan McGregor as Jesus. The film also stars Tye Sheridan, Ciarán Hinds, and Ayelet Zurer. It premieres on January 25th at 6:30Pm at the Eccles Theater as part of Sundance 2015. Here's the official synopsis for Last Days In the Desert: Ewan McGregor is Jesus -- and the Devil -- in an imagined chapter from »
- Evan Dickson
Exclusive: The Butler producer Cassian Elwes and the Black List have chosen Mike Harden to receive the Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellowship in the award’s second year of making Hollywood dreams come true. The Cinderella honor grants a worthy new (and agent-less) voice in screenwriting with a whirlwind trip to the Sundance Film Festival under the mentorship of indie film veteran Elwes and the Black List staff.
Eligible writers can’t have earned more than $5,000 to date from their projects, and Harden fits the bill: The East Bridgewater, Massachusetts native was working as a part-time real estate agent, in the shipping department of a wholesale retailer, and writing corporate videos and small films while building his writing career on the side. He landed on the Black List’s radar with his script A Good Man, a violent crime thriller set in Brockton, Mass. A Good Man was one of »
- Jen Yamato
This list is in alphabetical order.
Only Lovers Left Alive (voted by Rick)
Only Lovers Left Alive, the latest film from cult indie director Jim Jarmusch, stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as Adam and Eve, two century old vampires. Adam is an underground musician with a dedicated cult following. In his past time, he drives through the city in his classic Jaguar, collects music memorabilia, photographs, books, vintage musical instruments and old vinyls. He lives in an isolated home in the ruins of Detroit Michigan where he reunites with his enigmatic lover Eve. There, he enlists the help of one of his most dedicated fans (Anton Yelchin) to help collect the analog equipment he needs, and his doctor (Jeffrey Wright) to provide him with a steady supply of his favourite drink, type O-negative. Immortality is weighing on him and thoughts of suicide slowly take over. Not much happens, and not much needs to. »
Knock Knock Images. The official movie pictures from Eli Roth‘s Knock Knock (2015) have been released. The Knock Knock photographs feature Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, and Ana De Armas. The images give away a few of the surprises in the film so beware of spoilers if you wish [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Whenever I go to the Sundance Film Festival, the movies that I look forward to seeing most are the Park City At Midnight films. Those are the crazy fun genre movies that a lot of you would also enjoy watching. Sundance has announced the movie lineup for those film as well as the films in the Spotlight and New Frontier sections. It looks like there are a lot of cool movies that are going to be worth watching this year. Especially in the Park City At Midnight lineup. I'm really excited about going this year! Check out the Competition movie line-up here.
Park City At Midnight
From horror flicks to comedies to works that defy any genre, these unruly films will keep you edge-seated and wide awake.
- Joey Paur
Fans of writer/director Eli Roth have two very different films to look forward to: The Green Inferno, an homage to Italian cannibal movies, and Knock Knock, a home intrusion psychological thriller. While the theatrical release of the former is delayed, the latter, which stars Keanu Reeves, will make its world premiere as part of Sundance’s Park City at Midnight lineup, and the first batch of photos from the film have been unveiled.
“Two beautiful young girls walk into a married man’s life and turn a wild fantasy into his worst nightmare.”
- Derek Anderson
Following yesterday’s announcement of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival’s In-Competition films, the festival has released its lineup of Spotlight, Park City At Midnight and New Frontier Films.
Among the lineup is 99 Homes, Ramin Bahrani’s Middle-America drama on foreclosures starring Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield. The film premiered at Toronto and Venice earlier this year and will finally get a release early in 2015. Joining it are the British Independent Film Award-nominated ’71, and the much hyped Eden from Mia Hansen-Løve and Girlhood from Céline Sciamma.
Also included in this announcement is a lineup of New Frontier art installations that will be visible across Park City, including one called Way to Go by artist Vincent Morisset, a big collaborator with Arcade Fire. »
- Brian Welk
The Sundance Film Festival is rolling out announcements quick for the 2015 festival. We just got the first wave of programming yesterday, and the fest has already come out with a giant second wave of announcements. This time, we’ve got the Spotlight program, which is a set of films that have played other festivals that […]
- Russ Fischer
The 2015 Sundance Film Festival just announced the films that will be screening in their Park City At Midnight Category (aka their horror selections). And now we've got the first images and synopses from the following movies that will be playing in that realm. Knock Knock - Directed by Eli Roth; written by Eli Roth, Nicolas Lopez, and Guillermo Amoedo; starring Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, and Ana De Armas. Cop Car - Directed by John Watts; written by John Watts and Christopher D. Ford; starring Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham, and Camryn Manheim. The Hallow - Directed by Corin Hardy; written by Corin Hardy and Felipe Marino; starring Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, and Michael Smiley. The Nightmare - Directed by Rodney Ascher. Hit the jump for the images and synopses. The 2015 Sundance Film Festival runs January 22nd – February 1st. Knock Knock Two beautiful young girls walk »
- Evan Dickson
Following yesterday's lineups for its competitions and the Next section, the Sundance Film Festival presents a second round for the out-of-competition sections Spotlight and Park City at Midnight, as well as the films and installations to be featured in the New Frontier program. Among the filmmakers headed to Park City: Mark Cousins, Mia Hansen-Løve, Céline Sciamma, Kornél Mundruczó, Bruce McDonald, David Robert Mitchell, Eli Roth, Rodney Ascher, Guy Maddin, Jenni Olson, Damián Szifrón, Claudia Llosa and Doug Aitken. » - David Hudson »
Keanu Reeves stars as Evan Webber, a happily married architect who appears to have everything a man could ever dream of – a loving and successful wife, two beautiful children and an expensive home. During a weekend alone, his peaceful existence is interrupted by the sudden arrival of two lost and seemingly innocent young girls. After naively inviting them in while they wait for a taxi, the night takes a sudden and disturbing turn when a debaucherous mistake evolves into a living nig [Continued ...] »
Last year’s batch of eight films included the almost critic-proof trio of Adam Wingard’s The Guest, Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement’s What We Do in the Shadows and the major revelation in Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook. After showings at Cannes and Tiff, David Robert Mitchell finds his It Follows (see pic above) also landing at Sundance and being surrounded by seven world preem titles coming from a little bit everywhere on the planet. Here are the fearful eight:
Cop Car/ U.S.A. (Director: Jon Watts, Screenwriters: Christopher D. Ford, Jon Watts) —Two 10-year-old boys steal an abandoned cop car. Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim.World Premiere
The Hallow/ Ireland, United Kingdom (Director: Corin Hardy, Screenwriters: Corin Hardy, Felipe Marino) —When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland to survey an area of ancient forest believed by the superstitious locals to be hallowed ground, »
- Eric Lavallee
Yep, there's more. The Sundance Film Festival, as per usual, is brimming with movies, and following the first wave of titles announced yesterday, a new batch dropped today. Genre heads will be happy for sure. The Midnight lineup is probably the juiciest section to be unveiled ,with Eli Roth's "Knock Knock" starring Keanu Reeves slated to make its world premiere. Also one to keep an eye on is "The Hallow," directed by Corin Hardy, who just landed the gig helming "The Crow," so clearly something he did in his debut feature caught the attention of the right people. Also, "Room 237" director Rodney Ascher returns with "The Nightmare" The Spotlight section rallies together films that have been doing the festival circuit, and it's an impressive slate with "'71," "99 Homes," "Eden," and "The Tribe" among the movies headed to Park City. And the New Frontiers section also brings some titles to keep. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Yesterday, Sundance unveiled the titles that will be screening at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Competition, World Competition, and Next categories. Today, the festival has announced a slew of films that will be screening next month in Park City in the Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, and New Frontier categories. Highlights include the new Keanu Reeves-fronted film from director Eli Roth, Knock, Knock and the feature directorial debut of new The Crow director Corin Hardy, The Hallow, as well as Spotlight consideration for films that have previously premiered elsewhere like the Andrew Garfield-fronted housing crisis drama 99 Homes and the historical drama '71, starring Jack O'Connell. Check out the full list of Sundance 2015 films screening under the Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, and New Frontier categories after the jump, and be sure to come back next month for our full coverage of the festival, including reviews and interviews. »
- Adam Chitwood
A day after unveiling the Competition and Next lineups, the Sundance Institute has announced the 2015 Sundance Film Festival’s Spotlight, Park City at Midnight and New Frontiers sections. Of the Midnight section, which contains new films by Eli Roth, Rodney Ascher and, from Cannes, David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows, Director of Programming Trevor Groth said in a press release, “This year’s Park City at Midnight selections have much to offer genre enthusiasts. With everything from futuristic fantasies to paranormal nightmares, it’s an all-out trip to the cinematic edge.” Of the New Frontiers section of films and installations — the latter […] »
- Scott Macaulay
Kevin Bacon, Keanu Reeves and Eli Roth are among the bigger names aiming to generate buzz and raise gooseflesh in the Park City at Midnight sidebar at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the lineup of which was announced today alongside those of the festival’s Spotlight and New Frontier sections.
Fresh off his turn in “John Wick,” Reeves stars in the Roth-directed “Knock Knock,” a psychological horror film about a married man who is paid a fateful visit one weekend by two beautiful girls. The thriller, which marks Roth’s first trip to Sundance, will screen in Park City at Midnight, along with Jon Watts’ “Cop Car,” starring Bacon as a corrupt police officer chasing the kids who took his vehicle for a joyride; Corin Hardy’s “The Hallow,” a shocker set in a mysterious Irish forest; and “Hellions,” Bruce McDonald’s thriller about a teenager terrorized by trick-or-treaters on Halloween. »
- Justin Chang
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