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Altar (2014) Film Review

2 May 2015 1:02 AM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

by Jesse Miller

MoreHorror.com

Altar, the new horror film written and directed by Nick Willing, starts off strongly as it introduces the location, the lavish house and characters all via some gorgeous cinematography and sweeping shots of the moors.

From there on, strange things begin to occur. It starts off with a rattling window, then continues with ghostly apparitions that haunt the kind family.

It's all very slow-burning stuff and rather effective, with director Nick Willing making good use of lighting and sound design to capture the atmosphere and conjure scares.

The whole film looks, feels and plays out as like a good old-fashioned haunting flick similar to The Amityville Horror.

The main problem with this feature is, aside from some strokes of genius that provide genuinely creepy moment’s, this is one horror that is mostly derivative of what has come before.

The key problem here is the »

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Why 1998 Was the Best Year In Film History

27 April 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Check here for a complete list of our essays. Just one glance at the Oscar nominees for 1998 might make it seem less a questionable choice for “best year in film” — and more an insane one.   Instead of a 1974 – The Godfather II, The Conversation, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, etc – or even a 1994, where Shawshank, Quiz Show, and Pulp Fiction lost to Gump – you choose a year where the Oscars would allow Roberto Benigni to climb atop both the figurative and literal chairs of the Shrine?   Fine, step away from the Oscars. Would you still celebrate a year that saw not one, but two movies about asteroids threatening the Earth?  A year that saw such scars carved across cinematic history as Patch Adams, My Giant, Stepmom, and Krippendorf’s Tribe?   It bears repeating: Krippendorf’S Tribe? »

- Michael Oates Palmer

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New posters and clip for Man Up starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell

27 April 2015 7:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Two new posters and a clip have arrived online for the upcoming romantic comedy Man Up starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell, and we have them for you here…

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Meet Nancy (Lake Bell): 34, single (still), hung-over (again), and exhausted by the endless futile set ups foisted upon her by well-meaning but clueless friends. As she travels across London to toast another 10 years of her parent’s blissfully happy marriage, 40 year old, freshly-hatched divorcee Jack (Simon Pegg) mistakes her for his 24 year old blind date. In a moment of uncharacteristic optimism (or insanity?), Nancy decides to just go with it… What follows is a chaotic, unconventional, hilarious night neither of them will ever forget. There will be drinking, there will be home truths; there will be an old classmate with a long-standing crush and stalker tendencies. There will be lost divorce papers, »

- Gary Collinson

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Time Machine: Veterans Wallach and Coppola - Godfather 3 in Common - Are Special Oscar Honorees

24 April 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »

- D. Zhea

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Tribeca 2015: ‘Man Up’ Fails to Woman Up

23 April 2015 7:17 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Man Up (2015)

Written by Tess Morris

Directed by Ben Palmer

UK, France, 2015

At 34, Nancy (Londoner-accented Lake Bell) is a flakey journalist on the reluctant look for love at the pestering of friends and family. Through a case of mistaken identity hinging on a self-help book, she winds up on a date turned epic day with Jack (Simon Pegg), an online marketing manager. Charming, right? It’s this on-the-nose “charm” which will divide audiences into lovers and haters (with this viewer falling more towards the latter). In spite of a stellar cast, Man Up falls flat on its promising premise of being a rom-com for nonbelievers.

From the very outset, Nancy is the cool-not-cool girl of quirky nonchalance – watching Silence of the Lambs, writing affirmations in her moleskine, chomping on a baguette, flailing in interactions with members of the opposite sex. Everything she does and says denotes a certain out-of-place yet above-it-all persona, »

- Diana Drumm

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Saban Films acquires Man Up starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell

22 April 2015 7:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following its Us premiere last weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival, the romantic comedy Man Up has been picked up by Saban Films, who will distribute the film in North America.

Directed by Ben Palmer, (The Inbetweeners Movie), the film stars Bell as Nancy, a single woman who is mistaken for Jack’s (Pegg) blind date under the clock at Waterloo Station, but decides to take fate into her hands and just go with it. Olivia Williams (Sabotage), Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) co-star.

Saban Films launched last year and picked up Tommy Lee JonesThe Homesman from EuropaCorp. They have since picked up the U.S. rights to such films as How To Make Love Like An Englishman starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba; The Forger starring John Travolta and The Trust starring Nicolas Cage.

Man Up debuts in the UK on May 29th. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Saban Films acquires ‘Man Up’

21 April 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has pounced following the April 19 world premiere of the rom-com starring Lake Bell and Simon Pegg.

Ben Palmer directed from a screenplay by Tess Morris about a woman who is mistaken for a blind date and goes along with it. Rory Kinnear and Olivia Williams round out the key cast.

StudioCanal handles world sales and co-produced alongside Big Talk Pictures’ Nira Park, James Biddle and Rachael Prior.

Matthew Justice, Pegg, Dan Cheesbrough, Jenny Borgars, Danny Perkins, Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer are executive producers. StudioCanal co-financed with BBC Films.

Saban launched a year ago and released The Homesman last November. The maiden slate includes How To Make Love Like An Englishman starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba; The Forger starring John Travolta; American Heist with Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody and Jordana Brewster; Tracers starring Taylor Lautner; and The Trust with Nicolas Cage. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Saban Films to 'Man Up' After Tribeca Premiere

21 April 2015 7:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 12 Must-See Films at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival In the midst of the Tribeca Film Festival, distributors are zeroing in on key projects. The latest is director Ben Palmer's "Man Up," for which Saban Films has just acquired the North American rights. The film stars Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Rory Kinnear and Olivia Williams. Bell plays Nancy, who, after being mistaken for Pegg's character's blind date, decides to go along with the mess-up. "'Man Up' is a surprising love story led by two hilarious and talented actors," said Saban Films President Bill Bromiley. "We're always looking to acquire smart and distinctive films and this one is going to be incredibly appealing to a commercial audience." In the past, Saban Films has also acquired the rights to such films as "How to Make Love Like an Englishman" starring Pierce Brosnan, "Tracers" starring Taylor Lautner and "The Forger" starring John Travolta. »

- Travis Clark

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Simon Pegg, Lake Bell Comedy ‘Man Up’ Bought by Saban for North America

21 April 2015 7:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to romantic comedy “Man Up,” starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell, following its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Man Up” is co-produced by StudioCanal, Big Talk Pictures’ Nira Park, James Biddle, and Rachael Prior, and co-financed by BBC Films. Executive producers include Matthew Justice, Pegg, Dan Cheesbrough, Jenny Borgars, Danny Perkins, Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer.

Rory Kinnear and Olivia Williams co-star. The film is directed by Ben Palmer from a script by Tess Morris, in which Pegg’s character mistakes a woman (Bell) for his blind date — and she decides to take fate into her own hands and go with it.

Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films with Aska Yamaguchi of StudioCanal on behalf of the producers.

Saban Films launched a year ago and acquired “The Homesman,” which it released with Roadside Attractions. »

- Dave McNary

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Saban Films Decides To ‘Man Up’, Acquires RomCom Starring Simon Pegg – Tribeca

21 April 2015 6:58 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Following Sunday’s Tribeca Film Festival premiere for Man Up, Saban Films has acquired the North American rights to director Ben Palmer’s romantic comedy starring Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Rory Kinnear and Olivia Williams. Pic follows Nancy (Bell) who after being mistaken for Jack’s (Pegg) blind date under the clock at Waterloo Station, decides to take fate into her own hands and just go with it. Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films with… »

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Man Up’

19 April 2015 3:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For viewers still waiting for the indefinitely delayed third “Bridget Jones” film, Ben Palmer’s easy, breezy romantic comedy “Man Up” offers a pleasant sense of deja vu: Not only does it trail the romantic misadventures of a klutzy London singleton, but gives a deft American actress an endearing Limey makeover in the process. Undisguised by a perfectly plummy accent, Lake Bell’s signature dorky charm lends distinction to this overnight tale of two lovelorn misfits struck by Cupid on a sabotaged blind date — with Simon Pegg sportingly playing second fiddle as her accidental suitor. Though this bouncily paced diversion is unlikely to hit the domestic B.O. paydirt of Palmer’s 2011 TV spinoff, “The Inbetweeners Movie,” it’s a far more exportable strain of Britcom, as indicated by its Tribeca premiere slot.

Palmer’s film has potentially given itself an avoidable commercial hindrance with its misleading title. While the »

- Guy Lodge

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New poster for Man Up starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell

17 April 2015 1:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a poster has arrived online for the upcoming Simon Pegg / Lake Bell romantic comedy Man Up, which you can check out here…

See Also: First trailer for Man Up starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell

Meet Nancy (Lake Bell): 34, single (still), hung-over (again), and exhausted by the endless futile set ups foisted upon her by well-meaning but clueless friends. As she travels across London to toast another 10 years of her parent’s blissfully happy marriage, 40 year old, freshly-hatched divorcee Jack (Simon Pegg) mistakes her for his 24 year old blind date. In a moment of uncharacteristic optimism (or insanity?), Nancy decides to just go with it… What follows is a chaotic, unconventional, hilarious night neither of them will ever forget. There will be drinking, there will be home truths; there will be an old classmate with a long-standing crush and stalker tendencies. There will be lost divorce papers, »

- Gary Collinson

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: The Deeply Demented 'Maps to the Stars' Hits Home

14 April 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Maps to the Stars - Focus Features - Blu-ray and DVD Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Julianne MooreMia WasikowskaOlivia Williams,John CusackRobert Pattinson. Full cast + crew If you only know David Cronenberg from movies like The Fly, The Dead Zone, and A History of Violence, then you are not only missing the majority of his career, but you're missing out on one of the most consistently engaging and disturbing filmmakers alive who loves to flay the skin from the bones of humanity to see what's underneath. Maps to the Stars is his latest, and it's an engrossing look at the demented, interconnected lives of actors, their families, their fans and their managers. It not only has an incredible cast, but they're each giving some...

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- Peter Hall

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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: April 13 - April 19

13 April 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Big Eyes"

Amy Adams won a Golden Globe for her performance as Margaret Keane, the true 1950s artist of big-eyed waif portraits, with Christoph Waltz playing her husband, Walter, who took all the credit. Tim Burton's drama was released as a digital download on April 3 but it's on DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand as of April 14. The DVD and Blu-ray releases include "The Making of Big Eyes," and the Blu-ray also includes Q&A Highlights.

"Maps to the Stars"

Director David Cronenberg's satire of the Hollywood film industry was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.K. and France last year and Germany in March, but it's finally getting a U.S. release on April 14. Julianne Moore leads the dark comedy's all-star cast, »

- Gina Carbone

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Wgn’s ‘Manhattan’ Enlists Mamie Gummer

8 April 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mamie Gummer is heading for the Hill.

The Good Wife” alum has joined Wgn America’s Los Alamos-set period drama “Manhattan” for season two, playing a street-smart spy who uses her charm and sexuality to pass atomic secrets to the Soviets. Her character will act as a liaison to Jim Meeks (played by Christopher Denham), whom audiences have now learned to be a Soviet informer.

Gummer joins a cast that also includes new member William Petersen, who plays the new ranking military officer Col. Emmett Darrow. John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Ashley Zukerman and Rachel Brosnahan also star.

“Manhattan” is executive produced by Sam Shaw, Thomas Schlamme, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross and Dustin Thomason. The series is produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios. Season two begins production April 14 in Santa Fe.

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- Whitney Friedlander

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Watch: Behind the Scenes of How 'Manhattan' Achieved the Look of the 1940s

3 April 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Review: Wgn America's 'Manhattan' Brings 'Mad Men'-Esque Polish to the Mysteries of Los Alamos Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Season 1 of Wgn America's "Manhattan," and you'll discover how the show's cast and crew came to understand how the original scientists living in Los Alamos must have really felt.  "Manhattan" is a fictional look at scientists during the Manhattan Project, where the men and women working to develop the atom bomb were forced to keep the truth from their families. The show stars Rachel Brosnahan, John Benjamin Hickey, Michael Chernus, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ashley Zukerman and more. This clip features both interviews with the cast as well as footage from the 40s, and it's really cool to see how incredibly authentic the show looks in comparison. Season 1 of "Manhattan" will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on April 7. Season 2 will premiere this summer.  Read. »

- Jena Keahon

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William Petersen To Wgn’s ‘Manhattan’ Season 2

1 April 2015 6:37 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

William Petersen joins John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Ashley Zuckerman and Rachel Brosnahan for the excellent drama, “Manhattan.” Second Season to Begin Production in AprilPetersen has joined the cast of its critically acclaimed drama “Manhattan,” marking his return to television after his celebrated Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated 10-year run as Dr. Gilbert ‘Gil’ Grissom in the hit series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios, “Manhattan” will begin production on its second season in New Mexico in April for a 2015 debut on Wgn America.Petersen will play Colonel Emmett Darrow, the enigmatic new ranking […] »

- April Neale

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This week in TV news: The Atx Television Festival announces show panels

28 March 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Atx Television Festival has announced the currently running shows that will be attending the event in Austin, Texas from June 4th to the 7th. The main highlight of the new entries is the presence of the FX series Justified. The appearance of the creators and castmembers at the Atx Festival will mark their first public interaction since the series finale airs in a few weeks, and will also give the show’s crew one more chance to go around the victory lap. Attendees have not been announced yet, but it has been confirmed that creator Graham Yost will be present.

Yost will also be on hand to discuss the show Boomtown, which he also created, and which will be part of a panel titled “Cancelled Too Soon”. Yost will be joined by numerous individuals involved in the show, including producer Jon Avnet and castmembers Neal McDonough, Mykelti Williamson, and Jason Gedrick. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Seventh Son review: Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges lead a fantasy flop

27 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Sergei Bodrov; Screenwriter: Chris Weitz; Starring: Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Kit Harington, Alicia Vikander; Running time: 102 mins; Certificate: 12A

It's been a rocky year for Oscar winners embracing roles in fantasy blockbusters. Eddie Redmayne delivered a pungent ham and cheese performance in The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending, while Julianne Moore turns it up to 11 for her role as an evil witch in this week's Seventh Son.

Moore was years away from even setting foot on the set of Still Alice when she made Seventh Son (it's been trapped in post-production hell for a while), but it does make you wonder if there's some truth to the myth that Oscar winners seem destined for an immediate career stumble. Moore at least seems to be having fun with her role as Seventh Son's Mother Malkin. To say she's chewing the scenery would be a slight misnomer seeing as so »

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William Petersen Joins Cast of Wgn America’s ‘Manhattan’

26 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“CSI” alum William Petersen has joined the cast of Wgn America’s “Manhattan,” which is about to begin production on its second season.

Petersen will play a new military officer in Los Alamos who is deeply religious and believes he’s been called by God to spread American values around the globe. The period drama, from Lionsgate TV, Skydance TV and Tribune Studios, revolves around the secret development of nuclear weaponry at the Los Alamos laboratories in New Mexico in the mid-1940s.

John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Ashley Zuckerman and Rachel Brosnahan star. “Manhattan” was created by Sam Shaw, who exec produces with director Thomas Schlamme and Skydance TV’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross and Dustin Thomason.

Petersen had a 10-year run as the star of CBS’ “CSI.” “Manhattan” marks his first major TV role since leaving the long-running series.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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