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Apparently, the thing TV schedules most desperately need right now is another post-apocalyptic alien drama. So says USA Network, who have issued powerhouse producer Carlton Cuse with his second pilot order of the season, for Colony.
Former Lost writer, showrunner and executive producer Cuse counts Bates Motel, The Strain and The Returned among his post-island projects, as well as the recent pilot ordered by Amazon – Point Of Honor. Colony is his latest creation, which he will executive produce alongside Ryan Condal (Hercules). Described as a ‘naturalistic drama’, the show will follow a family in near-future Los Angeles, trying to stay together and survive under the occupation of external forces. It seems that some members of their community choose to collaborate with the occupiers, while others rebel and risk punishment.
Casting choices have yet to be announced for Colony, but the projects of Carlton Cuse have a tendency to attract impressive names. »
- Sarah Myles
Written and directed by Riley Stearns
The essence of a confidence game is as follows: the con artist describes a terrific bargain in which the mark is offered a chance in which to invest. Due to the mark’s own greed, he hands over whatever personal assets he must to the confidence man, expecting a greater return that he never receives. Though, as Joe Mantegna’s hustler points in House of Games, it is called a confidence game because they are giving their confidence to you. Not the other way around. This is why, throughout history, people have been known to lose articles of clothing and even their houses.
Riley Stearns’s Faults, an understated dramatic-comedy, raises the stakes and the number of games being played at once. Everything is a con and a fickle negotiation. As nebbish, squirrelly Dr. Ansel Roth (Leland Orser) gives hotel room lectures »
- Kenny Hedges
Written and directed by Riley Stearns
The irony of the penniless cult and mind-control expert is not lost on us. Ansel Roth’s got the tools to get your loved ones back within your grasp, he’s written them down for all to read, but here he is selling copies of his latest book one hotel conference room at a time, living out of an AMC Gremlin, fishing meal vouchers out of the trash, and shoveling ketchup in his mouth with a fork. He used to be a big shot with a bestselling book and a TV show, but that doesn’t stop him from getting beat senseless in front of a half-full room at a regional hotel. Nor will it stop The Wire and Toys R Me’s own Lance Reddick from showing up in the parking lot afterward, smilingly vicious as ever, asking for money his boss is owed. »
- David Bradford
The third week of July beckons and, if one is a genre film lover in the city of Montreal, Canada, that really means only one thing: the return of the Fantasia International Film Festival. Like Michael Myer, Freddy Krueger and zombies, Fantasia keeps coming back for more action time and time again, always promising the best and brightest that genre cinema from the world over has to offer.
In the preceding few weeks a litany of announcements were made, titillating fans like few movie-themed festivals can, such as Tobe Hooper’s presence for an honorary award (as well as a screening of the newly re-mastered 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and a screening of the highly anticipated Marvel Studios mega production Guardians of the Galaxy a few days before it opens wide. Both will rightfully garner much attention as shall a host of other special events and screenings. That said, each patron »
- Edgar Chaput
Following previous announcements of their film lineup, the Fantasia International Film Festival has released their full lineup of movies to be shown at the 18th Annual festival, starting July 17.
New additions to the lineup include 2014 Cannes Selection When Animals Dream, directed by Jonas Alexander Amby and the return of Fantasia’s showcase of animated films, Axis.
Tickets for the festival go on sale starting July 16, and the festival runs through August 5.
View the whole press release of additional announcements below:
Fantasia Celebrates Its 18th Birthday
With Over 160 Feature Films Montreal, Thursday July 10, 2014 – 2014 is the year that Fantasia turns 18. We can’t believe it either. Fantasia’s 18th birthday means over 160 features and something in the neighborhood of 300 shorts, many being shown for the first time on this continent, a good number screening here for the first time anywhere in the world.In addition to being stacked with a multitude of breathtaking debut filmmaker discoveries, »
- Brian Welk
The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.
Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!
This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.
All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.
Here's the full list of goodies:
Main Screens (5, 6, 7)
Thursday Aug 21
Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)
- Gareth Jones
Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.
Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.
From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show »
- Phil Wheat
A&E's The Returned redo has booked a supporting player. Alias alum Carl Lumbly is joining the ensemble cast of the 10-episode suspense series in a recurring capacity, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Based on the French series by Fabrice Gobert, The Returned focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have long been presumed dead, suddenly reappear, bringing them into positive and detrimental consequences. Lumbly will play Pastor Leon Wright, a kindly, perceptive man, the minister of a local church. Radiating compassion, he tries to guide Rowan (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) through
- Philiana Ng
If you've watched Mary Elizabeth Winstead in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" or "Smashed," you know that the 29-year-old can act. But, did you know that she could sing too? Read More: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Discusses Why She Took on 'Smashed': "I wasn't feeling good about what I was doing." In collaboration with hip-hop producer Dan the Automator, Winstead has just released the music video for her single "Did We Live Too Fast." The duo (similar to actress Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) go by the name Got a Girl. Winstead has done some singing in the past, most noticeably in Quentin Tarantino's 2007 film "Death Proof." In the black-and-white video we see Winstead playing a 60s housewife character who is in a contentious relationship with who we presume is her husband. It's a sexy, retro track, something that we could see Matthew Weiner ending one of his "Mad Men" episodes with. »
- Eric Eidelstein
Following in the relatively recent footsteps of Scarlett Johnasson and Zooey Deschanel, Mary Elizabeth Winstead has moved into the music world as part of the duo Got a Girl alongside celebrated hip-hop producer Dan the Automator. The twosome recently released their single and a black-and-white Winstead-starring (obviously) music video to go along with it. Not only is the song itself very retro-leaning, but the video for “Did We Live Too Fast” doubles down on the '60s vibe with the actress wearing costumes that wouldn’t look out of place on Megan Draper in “Mad Men.” Got a Girl’s debut album, I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, will be out on July 22nd. Watch the video below. On the other end of the spectrum, “Palo Alto” director Gia Coppola has reunited with Dev Hynes—who, along with Robert Schwartzman, created the terrific synth-laden score »
- Cain Rodriguez
With oodles of familiar faces already attached to star, today comes even more casting news for the A&E series "The Returned" so read on for the latest!
Per Deadline, Leah Gibson (pictured; "Rogue") and Rhys Ward ("The Strain") have been cast in recurring roles. Gibson will play Lucy, a sexy, free-spirited traveler who works as a waitress at the local bar, The Dog Star Tavern. Ward plays Adam, an expert hunter with a dark nature and a complicated family history that he’s struggling to overcome.
As previously announced, Mary Elizabeth Winstead portrays Rowan, the girlfriend of late musician Simon (Mat Vairo), who had a very difficult time getting past his death 10 years ago and now will have to adjust to his return.
Also cast in Carlton Cuse’s 10-episode adaptation of »
- John Squires
Casting news for A&E's upcoming series "The Returned" has been coming hot and heavy in the past week with all sorts of familiar faces being added to the roster of attached talent. Today comes yet another new addition, and you "True Blood" fans out there are going to like it!
Per Variety, Michelle Forbes has joined the cast, set to play Helen Goddard, a mysterious woman who is one of the returnees. You may remember Forbes as the evil Maryann Forrester, the main antagonist of the second season of "True Blood." Currently she can be found in "Orphan Black."
Mary Elizabeth Winstead will portray Rowan, the girlfriend of late musician Simon (Mat Vairo), who had a very difficult time getting past his death 10 years ago and now will have to adjust to his return.
Also cast in Carlton Cuse’s 10-episode adaptation of the acclaimed French series "Les Revenants »
- John Squires
The redo of French drama “Les Revanants” hails from A&E Network Studios and FremantleMedia North America. Series has generated heat on both sides of the Atlantic for its moody take on a story of a small town upended when several people presumed dead return without any awareness that they were gone.
SundanceTV has aired subtitled episodes of the original series that aired on Canal Plus.
Forbes will play Helen Goddard, a mysterious woman who is one of the returnees. Carlton Cuse, exec producer of A&E’s “Bates Motel,” is shepherding “Returned” with Raelle Tucker (“True Blood”). Series has a 10-episode order from A&E. Jeremy Sisto, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mark Pellegrino and Kevin Alejandro are also set to star.
Forbes is becoming a go-to player for cult-fave genre properties. She was most recently seen in »
- Cynthia Littleton
Directed by Edgar Wright
For those familiar with the work of English director Edgar Wright, saying he is adept at bending various genres should not come as a surprise. It would appear easy to label both Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End as spoofs, but each is boosted by genuine storytelling and character development which elevates them above the fray, whereas spoofs are primarily content with poking fun at the genres they tackle. In 2010 Edgar Wright chose to flex some directorial muscles in rather unorthodox ways with a silver screen adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Speaking of things unorthodox, the titular character’s universe is nothing like the what regular humans understand Nay, what appears on the surface to be a familiar pasture is in fact a candy-coloured »
- Edgar Chaput
From A+E Studios and FremantleMedia, the series revolves around the disruption that occurs in a small town when people who are thought to be long dead suddenly reappear.
Winstead plays Rowan, the girlfriend of musician Simon (Mat Vairo), who has to deal with her late boyfriend’s return.
Winstead is repped by Anonymous Content, Wme and lawyer Karl Austen. Sisto is repped by Gersh and the Schiff Co.
Deadline first reported the news of Winstead and Sisto’s casting.
- Nikara Johns
Exclusive: One of the most hotly pursued actresses this past pilot season, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, has been tapped as one of the leads in Carlton Cuse’s 10-episode A&E Network drama series The Returned. Also cast in the adaptation of the acclaimed French series are Sandrine Holt (House Of Cards, Hostages) and Agnes Bruckner (24). Returned, from A+E Studios and FremantleMedia, 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. Winstead plays Rowan, the girlfriend of late musician Simon (Mat Vairo) who had a very difficult time getting past his death 10 years ago and now will have to adjust to his return. Holt, repped by D2 Management and Innovative, plays Julie, a competent compassionate doctor who is struggling in her personal life. Bruckner plays the sheriff’s chief deputy. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
(Cbr) Jeremy Renner has battled everything from aliens to witches in his films, but in his next project, "Kill the Messenger," he tackles something much more sinister: the connection between the U.S. government and the crack epidemic of the 1980s. "The Avengers" star plays San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb, who wrote a series of articles that brought to light certain connections between the Reagan administration and the Contras in Nicaragua, who were supposedly working together to funnel drugs into the United States. "Dexter" and "Homeland" director Michael Cuesta helmed the film, which also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Paz Vega, Robert Partrick, Ray Liotta, Oliver Platt, Barry Pepper and Andy Garcia. "Kill the Messenger" opens Oct. 10. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
Ladies and gentlemen, I do believe that we’ve just gotten our first look at one of this fall’s biggest awards contenders. Kill The Messenger, from director Michael Cuesta (Showtime’s Homeland and Dexter), first piqued our interest back in July of 2013 when Michael Sheen, Bary Pepper, Tim Blake Nelson and Andy Garcia joined the cast, and we started to realize just how talented an ensemble Cuesta was working with. Now, a first trailer for the Jeremy Renner-led film has hit the web, and it’s definitely a must-see.
Renner stars as Gary Webb, an American journalist who, in 1996, uncovered that the CIA had ties to a major crack cocaine smuggling operation in California and was using the profits from that operation to funnel arms to rebel fighters in Nicaragua. Webb’s investigation puts him and his family at risk, but he continues to dig, determined to bring »
- Isaac Feldberg
Focus Features’ upcoming film, Kill The Messenger. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (‘The Bourne Legacy’) leads an all-star cast (Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia) in a dramatic thriller, based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. See official trailer below: Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (‘The Bourne Legacy?) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets, and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins »
Today we have the trailer for "Kill the Messenger" starring Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael K. Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Andy Garcia. Check it out below. Plot: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. The new movie is directed by Michael Cuesta ("True Blood," "Homeland") and is set to hit theaters on October 10th. Trailer: »
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