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Whether you are a filmmaker, or one of the Sundance programmers whose task it is to identify the films that make up a line-up, it is indeed the most wonderful, panic-filled and nerve racking time of the year. The 31st edition of the Sundance Film Festival kicks off on January 22nd with Park City and Salt Lake City playing host to some of the more innovative, thought-provoking narrative and non-fiction films of 2015. Last year, a Jenga tall order of 4,057 features and 8,161 shorts were submitted. Now let’s think about those numbers for a second.
Twenty years ago, Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb claimed the Grand Jury Prize Documentary award, Living in Oblivion‘s Tom Dicillo was honored with the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, and Edward Burns’ micro-budgeted The Brothers McMullen (there is a read-worthy, lively, eleventh hour account on how it was submitted to the fest in Ted Hope’s “Hope »
- Eric Lavallee
Jon Stewart as “Meet the Press” host would’ve been a terrible idea — unless he did “The Daily Show” on Sunday Jon Stewart is "a supplement, a commentator, throwing stinkbombs in from the outside,” says James Poniewozik. "To put him in that Beltway-priest, neutral-insider role would have been a joke, and not the ha-ha kind. On the other hand, if NBC were hiring Stewart to replace not just David Gregory, but the idea of 'Meet the Press' itself–to create, if not a copy, 'The Daily Show,' a seriously funny issues show with a point of view and an adversarial attitude that would roast not just the guests, but the culture of Washington–now that could have been something.” Plus: Jon Stewart is a terrible interviewer who would’ve been a terrible host, Stewart’s agent wouldn’t deny the "Meet the Press' report, and »
- Norman Weiss
The original members of the Ramones may all be dead now, just like the music they played, but man do they and that music still sound great in a movie trailer. This time it’s “Cretin Hop” over part of the new teaser trailer for Punk’s Dead: Slc Punk! 2, a sequel that we’ve been waiting to see come to light for the last year. This is proof that it’s looking like a worthy follow-up for all the fans of the 1998 original. Of which I am definitely one. Still, in punk rock fashion, it ends with a proper “Fu” directed right at all of us. This first spot also shares a good indication of what the plot entails. It’s 2004 and “Heroin” Bob (Michael Goorjian) is indeed still dead, but he apparently is still cursing us out from the afterlife. Meanwhile, he’s left behind a very pretty son (Ben Schnetzer) who is now about »
- Christopher Campbell
Hey posers, I got something for ya! Director James Merendino has released a teaser trailer for Punk's Dead: Slc Punk! 2, the upcoming sequel to his 1998 cult movie Slc Punk! Although Matthew Lillard and Jason Segal won't be back for the follow up, Michael Goorjian will return as Heroin Bob, and he will also be the narrator this time. The film also stars Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft) as Bob's son Ross, as well as Hannah Marks (The Amazing Spider-man) and Sarah Clarke »
- Jesse Giroux
Writer-director James Merendino has released a teaser trailer for “Punk's Dead: Slc Punk 2.” Matthew Lillard starred in the 1998 cult classic, which co-starred Devon Sawa, Adam Pascal, James Duval and Michael Goorjian. Those four original cast members return to reprise their respective roles of Sean, Eddie, John the Mod and Heroin Bob, the latter of whom returns from the grave in the teaser. Also read: ‘Slc Punk!’ Sequel Shooting This Summer With Heroin Bob Set to Return The sequel introduces Ben Schnetzer (“Warcraft”) as Heroin Bob's son, Ross, while Machine Gun Kelly co-stars as a character named Crash. The new female »
- Jeff Sneider
Laurence Fishburne co-stars alongside Brenton Thwaites in Will Eubank’s indie sci-fi thriller "The Signal" which opens in theaters today. The story centers on 3 college freshmen who become targets of a rival computer hacker, and who are lured to an abandoned shack in the middle of the desert. Suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic (Thwaites), regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare… Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Sarah Clarke, Lin Shaye and Robert Longstreet round out the cast. Principal photography took place last summer in New Mexico, with Automatic and Low »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The Signal Focus Features Reviewed for CompuServe ShowBiz by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade: B- Director: William Eubank Screenplay: Carlyle Eubank, William Eubank, David Frigerio Cast: Sarah Clarke, Olivia Cooke, Laurence Fishburne Screened at: Dolby88, NYC, 4/24/14 Opens: June 13, 2014 Even if you are a cinephile who goes to movies directed by David Lynch and early Darron Aronofsky, you may find William Eubank’s film “The Signal” bizarre. Eubank, whose 2011 freshman effort “Love” deals with an astronaut lost and alone in space (sounds familiar), has thereby certified his sci-fi credentials, but if a book were to come out based on “The Signal,” you might find the prose [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Jon Hamm is one of the most likeable and humble stars today, but success didn't come easy for the Midwestern actor, who proved that patience really does pay.
Moving to Los Angeles in the mid-90s, it was more than a decade before Hamm landed "Mad Men" and became a breakthrough sensation. But ever since starring as the now iconic Don Draper, the actor has found work aplenty, appearing in hits like "The Town" and sitcom "30 Rock." This summer, Hamm is back on the silver screen in Disney's "Million Dollar Arm," where he stars as a sports agent trying to turn Indian cricket players into baseball stars.
From competing on a cheesy dating show to his surprising first movie director, here are 23 things you probably don't know about Jon Hamm.
1. Hamm was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Deborah and Daniel Hamm. His mother was a secretary, while his father ran a family trucking company. »
- Jonny Black
This summer, the Slc Punk sequel Punk’s Dead is planning a big party. After a successful crowdfunding campaign to give their production a bit more scale, they’re putting on a huge concert with Screeching Weasel headlining in a scene designed to bring the grown-up characters of the original film back together again. It’s going to be loud in Salt Lake City on June 20th. They’ve also got their younger punks lined up. Devon Sawa, Michael Goorjian, Adam Pascal and James Duval are returning for the sequel, and now they’ve got Ben Schnetzer (The Book Thief) as Heroine Bob’s son, plus rapper Machine Gun Kelly, Hannah Marks (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Sarah Clarke (The Signal) on board. According to the production, they also have two surprise cameos in store. Unfortunately, Matthew Lillard’s name doesn’t seem to appear in the official roster anymore, and Clarke is playing Trish — the role originated »
- Scott Beggs
Even at a young age, Jon Hamm had a certain je ne sais quoi. A previously untold story involving the Mad Men actor, Paul Rudd and 24's Sarah Clarke has just been released in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. It turns out that Paul once competed with the dreamy actor for Sarah's affection. So here's how it went down… Rudd was a freshman at the University of Kansas when his roommate, Preston Clarke (You guessed it, Sarah's older brother.), invited him to stay with his family in St. Louis. During Paul's weekend stay, the actress-to-be invited Jon over to introduce everyone to her senior prom date. And things only went downhill for the comedian »
The Signal Focus Features Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade: B- Director: William Eubank Screenplay: Carlyle Eubank, William Eubank, David Frigerio Cast: Sarah Clarke, Olivia Cooke, Laurence Fishburne Screened at: Dolby88, NYC, 4/24/14 Opens: June 13, 2014 Even if you are a cinephile who goes to movies directed by David Lynch and early Darron Aronofsky, you may find William Eubank’s film “The Signal” bizarre. Eubank, whose 2011 freshman effort “Love” deals with an astronaut lost and alone in space (sounds familiar), has thereby certified his sci-fi credentials, but if a book were to come out based on “The Signal,” you might find the prose either [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
“Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour: the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. The trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area. Suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic (Brenton Thwaites of The Giver and Maleficent), regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare…”
Directed by William Eubank, The Signal stars Laurence Fishburne, Brenton Thwaites, Sarah Clarke, Olivia Cooke, and Beau Knapp. The movie will open in select theaters starting June 13 and will expand throughout the month.
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- Jonathan James
The Signal recently premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and Focus is ready to bring the buzzy sci-fi thriller to theaters on June 13. Directed by William Eubank and starring Brenton Thwaites, Sarah Clarke, Laurence Fishburne, Lin Shaye, Olivia Cooke and Beau Knapp, the film centers on a group of college students lured to the middle of the desert by a hacker and soon find themselves regaining consciousness in captivity. Sound like something up your alleyc Give the trailer a watch and let me know what you think. sb id="901101" height="259" width="610" »
- Brad Brevet
Focus Features has just released a trailer for their a SciFi Thriller The Signal. The film first premiered a Sundance and follows a group of college students are lured to the middle of the desert by a hacker. The film will be released in limited theaters starting June 13 2014 and will later be released on VOD formats. Director William Eubank Writers Carlyle Eubank William Eubank Stars Sarah Clarke Olivia Cooke and Laurence Fishburne »
Director William Eubank (Love) is helming the sci-fi thriller The Signal. This spectacular looking film was written by a trio of writers: Carlyle Eubank, William Eubank and David Frigerio. This trio have created a strange reality, in which three college students find themselves in a security web, in an isolated locale. The Signal stars Sarah Clarke ("24"), Olivia Cooke ("Bates Motel"), Laurence Fishburne, Jeffrey Grover and Beau Knapp. The film's first trailer is here! The story for the film is somewhat vague. However, three friends begin a short road trip. Their trip finds a detour, in the form of a computer hacker. Soon, all of the characters end up in a very slippery version of consciousness, which turns into a living nightmare. The Signal had a recent appearance at the Sundance Film Festival (Jan., 2014). The film will also see theatres in North America this Summer, June 13th, 2014. Fans of sci-fi, horror »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
Laurence Fishburne co-stars alongside Brenton Thwaites in Will Eubank’s indie sci-fi thriller The Signal. The story centers on 3 college freshmen who become targets of a rival computer hacker, and who are lured to an abandoned shack in the middle of the desert. Suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic (Thwaites), regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare… Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Sarah Clarke, Lin Shaye and Robert Longstreet round out the cast. Principal photography took place last summer in New Mexico, with Automatic and Low Spark producing. Focus Features acquired »
- Tambay A. Obenson
After the "R U Agitated?" viral campaign that was launched yesterday, Focus Features has debuted the first trailer for the Sundance hit The Signal. Brenton Thwaites stars as Nic, a college kid embarking on a road trip with two friends, who suddenly wakes up in a quarantined zone while being interrogated by Dr. Wallace Damon (Laurence Fishburne). Find out more about the mysteries of The Signal, which co-stars Sarah Clarke and Olivia Cooke, with this new footage from director William Eubank's thriller, in theaters June 13.
Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour: the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. The trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area. Suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic (Brenton Thwaites of The Giver and Maleficent), regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare. »
So, this looks surprisingly cool. The Signal, a new sci-fi/thriller with some hints of horror, is the first mainstream film from cinematographer William Eubank (Crave) and it looks like quite a compelling slice of cinema based on this new trailer. Bringing in veteran actor Laurence Fishburne and up-and-comers Brenton Thwaites, Sarah Clarke, Olivia Cooke, and Beau Knapp to the flick, The Signal has a healthy mix of mystery and action with a lot of creepy cool sci-fi imagery tossed around to »
- Paul Shirey
The William Eubank directed thriller The Signal has kicked off its viral marketing campaign with a video, three photos and a poster which asks, 'Are you agitated?' The story follows a group of college kids who are lured out into the middle of the desert by a mysterious hacker. Take a look and see if whether or not a captive cow and Laurence Fishburne in a contamination suit are bound to agitate you.
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The Signal comes to theaters June 13th, 2014 and stars Sarah Clarke, Olivia Cooke, Laurence Fishburne, Jeffrey Grover, Beau Knapp, Robert Longstreet, Lin Shaye, Brenton Thwaites. The film is directed by William Eubank. »
Exclusive: AMC‘s foray into sci-fi is being put on hold. The cable network has passed on drama pilot Line Of Sight, from Brotherhood creator Blake Masters. Co-produced by Fox TV Studios and AMC Studios, it centered on Lewis Bernt (David Morrissey), a National Transportation Safety Board investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash, bringing him on an emotionally disorienting quest to discover the accident’s cause. Line Of Sight, which emerged out of AMC’s 2013 annual script showcase, was the first sci-fi project to get a green light at AMC. It co-starred Sarah Clarke, Kai Lennox, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Omar Metwally, Samantha Mathis and Chinasa Ogbuagu. FtvS plans to shop the pilot elsewhere. AMC has two other pilots in the works – Knifeman, set in 18th century London, and the post-apocalyptic Galyntine – as well as straight-to series Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul and a companion Walking Dead series eyed »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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