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The Returned Us remake to stream on Netflix in UK

5 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Us remake of The Returned has been confirmed on Netflix for the UK.

Episodes of the supernatural drama will be available to stream weekly in all territories outside of the Us and Canada from Tuesday, March 10 - within 24 hours of the Us broadcast on A&E.

Based on Fabrice Gobert's French series, The Returned follows a town whose residents have their lives turned upside-down when their loved ones start to return from the dead.

It is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Raelle Tucker (True Blood).

Netflix executive Erik Barmack said: "Carlton and Raelle are incredible storytellers whose previous shows, Lost and True Blood, intrigued audiences around the world.

"We can't wait for our global audience to see Carlton and Raelle's interpretation of The Returned, a sensation in its own right that we think is perfect for Netflix."

The French original is also on Netflix in the UK, »

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Review: Eerie 'Faults' Features A Commanding Performance From Mary Elizabeth Winstead

17 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ansel Roth (Leland Orser) already has plenty of faults — a once-renowned expert on cults, he’s now lost a TV show, a marriage, and the rights to his latest book — but he’s looking for one more. To be specific, two worried parents (Beth Grant and Chris Ellis) hope that he can rescue 28-year-old Claire (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) from the grip of a group known simply as “Faults.” Being significantly indebted to his manager (Jon Gries) and all-but living out of his car, Ansel agrees to kidnap their daughter and subject her to a week-long “deprogramming” session (even though his only other attempt backfired quite publicly). Anyone familiar with writer/director Riley Stearns’ short films (his most recent, “The Cub,” being a personal favorite) will be happy to hear that his first feature, “Faults,” maintains his droll sense of humor and unnerving use of framing while telling a rather different »

- William Goss

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Faults | Review

18 hours ago | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Split Image: Stearns’ Debut a Dark Hearted Cult Comedy

The insidious recruitment techniques of religious cults used to be a veritable genre staple, beginning, perhaps, with the fascination surrounding the highly publicized Manson Family murders in the late 1960s. The media sensation resulted in a culturally acknowledged terror reflected in the cinema for decades to come, and one may recall a slew of 1980s titles that cashed in on these cultural fears, with titles like Ticket to Heaven (1981) and Bad Dreams (1988) now languishing in obscurity, despite a variety of notable historical markers, from the Jim Jones’ led mass suicide in 1978 Jonestown, Guyana, to the Branch Davidian and Heaven’s Gate episodes of the 1990s. It appears there may be a minor resurgence in the topic, with Ti West’s recent The Sacrament (2013) recreating the spirit of Jim Jones. Now, Faults, the directorial debut of Riley Stearns, which premiered at »

- Nicholas Bell

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Kill the Messenger review: Jeremy Renner in buzzing electric form

23 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Michael Cuesta; Screenwriter: Peter Landesman; Starring: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Paz Vega, Michael Sheen, Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta, Rosemarie DeWitt; Running time: 112 mins; Certificate: 15

It only takes one small-town journalist to make a difference in Kill the Messenger, a true-life conspiracy thriller in the vein of All the President's Men, with The Hurt Locker and The Avengers' Jeremy Renner in buzzing electric form as the titular scribe. His defining moment is a 1996 series of articles uncovering the CIA's involvement in aiming to depose the Nicaraguan government, an effort funded by sales of crack cocaine – mainly in South Central, Los Angeles.

Apart from the dodgy foreign politics, issues of race and class are squarely in the frame as government spooks deem the lives of some of their own citizens expendable when weighed against the cost of arming the Nicaraguan Contra movement (who supply and distribute the coke in the Us, »

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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Watch 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' at Home Now

3 March 2015 6:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu 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 Foxcatcher (drama; Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo; rated R) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 (Ya action sequel; Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Liam Hemsworth; rated PG-13) The Last of Robin Hood (drama; Dakota Fanning, Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon; rated R) Son of a Gun (action; Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites; rated R) Faults (thriller; Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jon Gries...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Faults | Review

3 March 2015 10:30 AM, PST | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Like a magician, Stearns subtly turns the story inside out. Faults does not feature any gimmicky plot twists or shocking turn of events, the narrative arc is so elegantly rendered that the slight of hand is barely recognizable. Faults deftly delves into its characters' personalities; and while sometimes the constant reminders of Ansel's faults and foibles may seem a bit much -- as if Stearns is mockingly kicking the guy in the ribs while he is already down -- it turns out that the director is quite justifiable in focusing on the cracks in Ansel's ego. So much of this film rests solely on Leland Orser's perpetually unraveling shoulders, but this claustrophobic character study also preys off of the gorgeously muted supporting performances of Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Beth Grant, and Chris Ellis. »

- Don Simpson

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On Demand DVD New Releases March 2-8

2 March 2015 7:00 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

On Demand DVD New Releases March 2-8 Faults To help their daughter escape an evil cult, two parents recruit an expert to kidnap and deprogram her. In a shocking twist, he learns the cult is more powerful than could be imagined. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Leland Orser  3/6 Same day as theatrical release Foxcatcher (pictured above) John du Pont (played by an almost unrecognizable Steve Carell) is craving the chance to craft his legacy. He creates an amazing wrestling facility and recruits Mark Schultz to move to his ranch. Soon after, Mark’s brother Dave joins him to help lead the Olympic … Continue reading →

The post On Demand DVD New Releases March 2-8 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Meredith Ennis

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The 8 Indies to Watch on VOD This March: 'Buzzard,' 'Going Clear' and More

2 March 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Buzzard" (March 6)(Film Page) From the creators of "Ape," which won the Best First Feature Special Mention at Locarno in 2012 comes "Buzzard," a film about the disillusionment of the 99 percent. Marty Jackitansky (Joshua Burge), a bored temp at a mortgage office, is out to get what he feels he deserves. He'll swindle and scam corporations out of ten dollars just for the thrill. Soon, Marty hatches a scheme to steal petty refund checks from his mortgage company, thinking he'll somewhat fool banks into cashing them. He reveals his plan to his work friend, Derek (Joel Potrykus), who's seen Marty fail in the past. Marty's growing suspicions force him to hide out in Derek's basement for a week, terrified of the outside world. "Faults" (March 6)(Film Page) The first feature by Riley Stearns, "Faults" features Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Claire, a young woman immersed in a mysterious cult known as Faults. »

- David Canfield

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead starts over in ‘Alex of Venice’ trailer

24 February 2015 1:55 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Is it me or is Mary Elizabeth Winstead not getting the attention she deserves from her work?

Winstead looks to be on top of her game again in the first trailer for Alex of Venice. The film, directed by The Mindy Project star Chris Messina, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last year.

The film stars Winstead as Alex, an environmental attorney who finds her workaholic regimen thrown into flux when her husband, George (Messina), asks for a break. For Alex, George has always been the one to take the reins at home. When his unexpected departure dawns as something more permanent, Alex finds herself caught balancing her family’s demands, her aging father, played by Don Johnson, and her ambitious career, which she now struggles to maintain.

Alex of Venice is the directorial debut of Messina, who has always lit up in bit parts in films such as Argo, »

- Zach Dennis

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‘Alex of Venice’ Trailer: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Starts Over

23 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A family quietly disintegrates when a stay at home dad (Chris Messina, who also directs) decides to take a break, leaving his workaholic wife (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) to keep her son’s development on track, and deal with her father (Don Johnson) as she tries to move forward with her own personal life. Winstead and Johnson won […]

The post ‘Alex of Venice’ Trailer: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Starts Over appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Watch Mary Elizabeth Winstead Begin Again In Trailer For Alex Of Venice

23 February 2015 1:07 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Chris Messina’s directorial debut, Alex Of Venice, stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a young mother faced with a huge life change when her husband steps out on the family. After its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, early buzz orbiting the pic has complimented Messina’s confident transition behind the camera.

Pegged as a “fresh slate” style of indie, the film traces the story of Winstead’s go-getter career woman, Alex, who is dumbfounded when her husband (played by Messina) decides he’s had enough of playing house. Co-starring Don Johnson, Derek Luke, Katie Nehra, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Skylar Gaertner, the movie packs a weighty dramatic punch by the looks of this first trailer.

Winstead has surfaced in recent years as a truly stellar character actress. Able to deftly switch between schlocky genre roles (Quentin Tarantino’s Deathproof) and weightier subject matter (Smashed), the actress is on a roll with this latest turn. »

- Gem Seddon

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Watch: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Has Lost Control In The First Trailer For ‘Alex Of Venice’

23 February 2015 12:19 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A family lives in the tranquil bliss of Venice, California, but not all is as it seems. Workaholic mom is keeping the family afloat, organized and on track, but her much more relaxed husband (played by Chris Messina, who also makes his directorial debut here) throws her and the family for a loop when he asks for a break that could turn into something more. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Don Johnson, Derek Luke, Katie Nehra, and Skylar Gaertner, “Alex Of Venice” is a look at how a mother copes when a family suddenly implodes. Here’s a synopsis that was provided during the Tribeca Film Festival last year where the movie debuted: In the directorial debut from Chris Messina, Mary Elizabeth Winstead gives a heartwarming performance as an environmental attorney who finds her workaholic regimen thrown into flux when her husband, George (Messina), asks for a break. For Alex, George »

- Edward Davis

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Chris Messina Reveals New Film's 'Mindy Project' Connection — Plus, Check Out the 'Alex of Venice' Poster

19 February 2015 11:11 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Chris Messina is no stranger to being in front of the camera -- he plays the curmudgable Danny Castellano on Fox’s The Mindy Project and has starred in The Newsroom, Argo, and Julie & Julia -- but for the first time, he’s stepping behind the camera. And it’s been a long time coming.

“I had wanted to direct for a while,” Messina told ETonline. “And I was kind of talking about it for a while. I was scared to do it, and I couldn’t ever find the right project.” Then came Alex of Venice.

The movie stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed, The Spectacular Now) as the titular Alex, a workaholic environmental attorney who must learn to balance work life and familial duties to her ailing father and introverted son after her husband (played by Messina) unexpectedly leaves.

Here’s the exclusive debut of the movie’s poster:

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Chris Messina Reveals New Movie's 'Mindy Project' Connection — Plus, Check Out the 'Alex of Venice' Poster

19 February 2015 11:11 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Chris Messina is no stranger to being in front of the camera -- he plays the curmudgable Danny Castellano on Fox’s The Mindy Project and has starred in The Newsroom, Argo, and Julie & Julia -- but for the first time, he’s stepping behind the camera. And it’s been a long time coming.

“I had wanted to direct for a while,” Messina told ETonline. “And I was kind of talking about it for a while. I was scared to do it, and I couldn’t ever find the right project.” Then he found Alex of Venice.

The movie stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as the titular Alex, a workaholic environmental attorney who must learn to balance her work life and her familial duties to her ailing father and introverted son after her husband (played by Messina) unexpectedly leaves.

Here’s the exclusive debut of the movie’s poster:

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J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Plans Thomas Edison Movie

18 February 2015 3:04 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As J.J. Abrams continues post-production work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the filmmaker's company Bad Robot is developing a biopic on inventor Thomas Edison for Paramount Pictures. The Wrap reports that this currently untitled Thomas Edison Biopic will depict the inventor as "a rugged eccentric genius."

No specific story details were given, and it isn't known if Bad Robot has hired a screenwriter quite yet. Thomas Edison was known as The Wizard of Menlo Park, who introduced electricity to America and was also one of the first pioneers in the motion picture industry, creating the first motion-picture camera, along with the long-lasting light bulb and the phonograph. The inventor holds over 1,000 patents for his breakthrough inventions.

The project will be competing with The Weinstein Company's Thomas Edison biopic entitled The Current War, which has Ben Stiller attached to direct. The story follows Edison's rivalry with George Westinghouse, »

- MovieWeb

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Three more Aussies score lead roles in Us projects

18 February 2015 3:01 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Sophie Lowe and Gillian Alexy are among the Aussies making waves in Hollywood.

Lowe has just scored the co-lead in the feature Waiting for the Miracle to Come alongside Willie Nelson and Charlotte Rampling.

Alexy will star in drama series Outsiders, a tale of the struggle for power and control in the hills of Appalachia commissioned by the cable channel Wgn America.

Meanwhile Sullivan Stapleton will play an FBI special agent who investigates the case of a beautiful young tattooed woman whose memory has been wiped in the NBC drama pilot Blindspot.

Waiting for the Miracle to Come is the debut feature from writer-director Lian Lunson, whose credits include the documentaries Leonard Cohen: I.m Your Man and Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle.

U2 frontman Bono will co-executive produce and write a song for Nelson which he will sing in the film, »

- Don Groves

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Paramount Extends J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Deal to 2018

18 February 2015 2:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures and J.J. AbramsBad Robot Productions have extended their first-look deal for three years through July 2018.

Bad Robot and Paramount’s first-look partnership began in 2006. Since then, Bad Robot’s films for Paramount have included 2008’s “Cloverfield,” 2009’s “Star Trek,” 2010’s “Morning Glory,” 2011’s “Super 8,” 2011’s “Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and 2013’s “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”

“Ghost Protocol” was the top performer among the Bad Robot titles with nearly $700 million in global box office.

Bad Robot is currently shooting “Mission: Impossible V,” with Christopher McQuarrie directing and Tom Cruise returning in his starring role. Cruise is also producing the franchise film, co-financed by Skydance Productions and set for a July 31 release.

Paramount decided last month to move “Mission: Impossible V” forward from Christmas — thus avoiding a clash with Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which Abrams directed. The seventh Star Wars movie opens Dec. »

- Dave McNary

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Bad Robot extends Paramount deal

18 February 2015 4:33 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jj AbramsBad Robot Productions has extended its first-look deal at paramount through July 2018.

Christopher McQuarrie is currently shooting Mission: Impossible V for Bad Robot, which Skydance Productions co-finances with Paramount.

Tom Cruise reprises his role in the action thriller and the studio has set a July 31 release date.

Bad Robot is in post on thriller The Cellar starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman and is in pre-production on the next Star Trek feature that Justin Lin will shoot this summer for a July 2016 release.

Bad Robot and Paramount’s first-look partnership began in 2006. Their most recent hit was Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Second trailer for The Returned

12 February 2015 1:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere next month, a second trailer has been released for The Returned, the upcoming remake of the French supernatural drama Les Revenants; check it out below…

The Returned focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged on a physical and emotional level. Interpersonal relationships are examined with intrigue and depth as strange phenomena begin to occur.

The Returned premieres on March 9th and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Mark Pellegrino (Lost), Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under), India Ennenga (Treme), Sandrine Holt (House of Cards), Agnes Bruckner (24), Sophie Lowe (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Tandi Wright (Nothing Trivial), Mat Vairo (Revolution), Kevin Alejandro (True Blood), Dylan Kingwell »

- Gary Collinson

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Trailer for Faults starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Leland Orser

7 February 2015 12:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has been released for writer-director Riley Stearns’ psychological thriller Faults starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Leland Orser. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Claire (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is under the grip of a mysterious cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire’s parents set out to recruit Ansel Roth (Leland Orser), one of the world’s foremost authorities on cults and mind control. But Ansel’s specialty, deprogramming cult members and returning them to their families, is not an exact science, and a series of financial setbacks has left him in debt to his manager. Ansel warns Claire’s parents that his deprogramming methods are risky and expensive, but they agree to hire him to kidnap and deprogram their daughter. Claire quickly reveals herself to be a formidable challenge. Her belief is unshakeable, and her logic is undeniable. A battle of »

- Gary Collinson

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