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Peter Facinelli & Others Pump ‘Heartthrob’; Chloe Lukasiak Digs ‘Loophole’

Peter Facinelli & Others Pump ‘Heartthrob’; Chloe Lukasiak Digs ‘Loophole’
Peter Facinelli, Keir Gilchrist, Aubrey Peeples, Ione Skye, Jimmy Bennett, Felicity Price and Taylor Dearden are cast in Heartthrob, an indie from writer-director Chris Sivertson. The film is described as a teen romance that spirals out of control and becomes a teen thriller, but details of the plot and the characters were not provided. Production is under way on the feature from Citizen Skull Productions, which also features Jimmy Bennett. Mark Myers and Michael Moran
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Film Review: ‘Marauders’

Film Review: ‘Marauders’
It’s become a highly reliable cliché to open a thriller with a bank robbery in which the robbers wear really creepy masks — a gambit that kicked into high gear 25 years ago with “Point Break.” But let’s at least give “Marauders” some credit: The masks in this movie up the creep factor to a whole new level. They’re thick dark armor adorned with sketchy skulls that look as if they might have been drawn by Jean-Michel Basquiat. (If you were standing in a bank and someone showed up wearing this, you’d be scared.) The underworld fashion statement is matched, in this case, by a 21st-century criminal efficiency, with a smartphone’s computerized she-voice calmly explaining to everyone that if the police get called within 15 minutes, a bomb will go off. The hook of this sort of opener is that it gets you to look at those masks
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Marauders Review

There’s something about Marauders that prevents this familiarly-generic crime thriller from becoming a grungy haze of bullets and backstabbing – Christopher Meloni. The long-time Law & Order: Svu star/two-time “crazy cook talking to a can of vegetables” does what he does best: broods, confronts and conjures vein-popping intensity like pulling a rabbit from a thug’s beanie.

Director Steven C. Miller charters familiar action-centric territory with atmospheric ease, while writers Chris Sivertson and Michael Cody draw up an inside-the-box thriller that might have tanked without Meloni leading the charge. You won’t be blown away by this VOD-bound mystery, but fans of good-cop-bad-cop suspense will enjoy tagging along with this serviceable squad of hometown “heroes.”

That, or you’ll chuckle at how “human golem” Dave Bautista looks like he’s about to bust out of every cheap FBI jumper.

Christopher Meloni stars as Special Agent Montgomery, a Cincinnati-based FBI operative
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‘Marauders’ Review: Bruce Willis Is Too Old For This Sh*t

‘Marauders’ Review: Bruce Willis Is Too Old For This Sh*t
Bruce Willis has been “too old for this shit” since he starred in “Die Hard” when he was 33. Steely-eyed apathy has always been his brand — he’s not giving a great performance unless it feels like he and his titanic hangover would rather be literally anywhere else on Earth. He’s not Bruce Willis because he looked like a badass when he was killing his rapist with a samurai sword in “Pulp Fiction,” he’s Bruce Willis because he pulled it off while managing to spend all of his other scenes in that movie looking like he was vaguely mad at us for encouraging his career.

Weary disinterest was his way of letting audiences know that he cared. Unfortunately for Willis, that dynamic has resulted in a dire consequence: Viewers are so attuned to his careful and considered strain of weariness that it’s blindingly obvious when he actually phones something in,
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"The Rich Will Pay" - The Trailer Hits for Marauders Starring Bruce Willis & Dave Bautista

Christopher Meloni, Adrian Grenier and Dave Bautista chase down the truth behind a string of robberies surrounding Bruce Willis' banking empire in the new trailer and poster for Lionsgate Premiere's Marauders. The film also stars Johnathon Schaech, Lydia Hull, Tyler Jon Olson, and Texas Battle.

Marauders is directed by Steven C. Miller from a screenplay written by Michael Cody and Chris Sivertson

When a bank is hit by a brutal heist, all evidence points to the owner (Bruce Willis) and his high-powered clients. But as a group of FBI agents (Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista and Adrian Grenier) dig deeper into the case - and the deadly heists continue - it becomes clear that a larger conspiracy is at play.

 Marauders will hit theaters and on-demand July 1st.

Have a look at the trailer and poster below.
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Teenage Cocktail Review [SXSW 2016]

Young love is never, and will never, be easily navigated, which is a reality that writer/director John Carchietta bottles for a bubbly, provocative drink dubbed Teenage Cocktail.

There’s a beauty in the way that Carchietta (and co-writers Sage Bannick/Chris Sivertson/Amelia Yokel) balance pretty-in-pink teenage crushing with warm, comforting relationship notes, with the added bonus of being a twisted obsession thriller. Because that’s what teenage wilds are all about, right? Hormones, brash decisions, devoted love, thoughts of independence, and the truly dangerous cocktail those emotional factors form – something a bartender might call “Your Chaotic Childhood.” Carchietta understands this insanity, and leads viewers on a sensual journey with a wicked sense of danger. This is a story about love, and the crazy fucking shit we do in its name.

Nichole Bloom stars as Annie, a typical teen who develops a not-so typical crush on her dance-loving classmate,
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11 Movies & TV Shows We’re Excited to See at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival

It’s hard to believe that another South by Southwest Film Festival is almost upon us, and this year’s lineup is yet another stellar collection of indie films, shorts, documentaries and experiential projects from all over the world. As we prepare to bring our readers extensive coverage over the next week from Austin, here’s a look at the 11 genre-related films and TV shows we’re excited to check out during the festival, which begins on Friday, March 11th.

[Writer’s Note: During Sundance 2016, this writer had the privilege of covering two great genre films: Under the Shadow from Babak Anvari and Mickey Keating’s Carnage Park. Since I had the chance to catch both of these films back in January, I decided it wouldn’t be fair to include them here in my preview piece (however, genre fans attending SXSW should definitely check out both films during the fest, as they are equally incredible).]

In a Valley of Violence (Director/Screenwriter: Ti West)

Festival Synopsis: From Blumhouse, the film tells the story of a drifter named Paul who arrives in a small town, seeking revenge on the thugs who murdered his friend. Sisters Mary Anne and Ellen, who run the town’s hotel, help Paul in his quest for vengeance. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga, James Ransone, Karen Gillan, John Travolta (World Premiere)

Midnight Special
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Adrian Grenier Takes On "Marauders"

"Entourage" star Adrian Grenier is set to join Bruce Willis, Christopher Meloni and Dave Bautista in the Steven C. Miller-directed action thriller "Marauders" for Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Lionsgate Premiere.

The thriller follows an FBI agent who is on the trail of bank robbers who give the stolen loot to charity. As he delves further into the investigation, the lawman discovers the trail of secrets that a bank's owner (Willis) has protected.

Lydia Hull, Tyler Olson, Christopher Rob Bowen and Danny A. Abeckaser also star. Michael Cody and Chris Sivertson penned the script with filming about to get underway in Ohio.

Source: Deadline
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Adrian Grenier Joins Bruce Willis Thriller ‘Marauders’

Adrian Grenier Joins Bruce Willis Thriller ‘Marauders’
Exclusive: Adrian Grenier has become part of a different entourage. He’s been set to star with Bruce Willis, Christopher Meloni and Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Dave Bautista in Marauders, a Steven C. Miller-directed action thriller that Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films will produce and finance and release through its U.S. deal with Lionsgate Premiere. Highland Film Group is handling international. The script was written by Michael Cody and Chris Sivertson, and production is getting…
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Bruce Willis Rounds Up Marauders

Bruce Willis Rounds Up Marauders
Bruce Willis isn’t exactly on much of a roll lately. A run of slightly dodgy action roles and a surprise exit from Woody Allen’s latest, apparently for schedule reasons, have seemed to dominate his recent career. He’s sticking with action thrillers, though, signing on to star in Marauders alongside Dave Bautista and Christopher Meloni. Steven C. Miller, who just worked with Willis on Extraction, is attached to direct the film, which will also feature Lydia Hull, Tyler Olson, Christopher Rob Bowen and Danny A. Abeckaser in its cast. Michael Cody and Chris Sivertson wrote the script, which follows an FBI agent on the trail of a group of bank robbers who appear to be modern-day Robin Hoods, handing off their hauls to charity. As he digs deeper into the gang, he discovers that their actions are all tied to a trail of secrets leading to the powerful
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Bruce Willis, Christopher Meloni & Dave Bautista Plot ‘Marauders’

Exclusive: Bruce Willis, Christopher Meloni and Guardians Of The Galaxy‘s Dave Bautista will star in Marauders, a Steven C. Miller-directed action thriller that Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films will produce and finance and release through its U.S. deal with Lionsgate Premiere. Highland Film Group is handling international. The script was written by Michael Cody and Chris Sivertson, and production begins later this month in Ohio, with Lydia Hull, Tyler Olson, Christopher Bowen
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Casting: Stahl-David, Dempsey, Fisher, Willis

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Michael Stahl-David ("Cloverfield") has joined the cast of Rob Reiner's "Lbj" in the role of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy who despised Lyndon B. Johnson.

Joey Hartstone's script focuses on the political upheaval that Vice President Johnson (Woody Harrelson) faced when he was thrust into the presidency in November 1963 after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. [Source: Deadline]

Bridget Jones' Baby

Patrick Dempsey is in final negotiations to join the cast of "Bridget Jones' Baby" for Working Title, though his role is being kept under wraps. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce. Sharon Maguire helms from a script by Helen Fielding and David Nicholls.

The third installment in the series sees Renee Zellweger reprising her role as the mishap-prone British publishing executive as she enters her 40s, while Colin Firth also returns as love interest Mark Darcy. [Source: Deadline]

Nocturnal Animals

Isla Fisher is in talks to join Jake Gyllenhaal,
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The Evil Twins Movie Poster Project: All Cheerleaders Die!

We've received another great little collection of classic horror movie posters lovingly imitated by that of the Evil Twins, Missy Poison and Luna Wolf. Following on from the likes of previous poster replications such as 'Let Us Prey', 'Carriers', 'Planet Terror', '1920: Evil Returns' and 'La Monja' (Aka The Nun), this time it's the turn of Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson's 2013 comedy horror 'All Cheerleaders Die'. Head below to check out the new set of posters and make sure you visit the girls official site for the rest!...
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Exclusive Interview with Alexandra Essoe for ‘Starry Eyes’

Many actors live in Los Angeles is willing to do whatever it takes to make it big in Hollywood. But, how far one would go to achieve stardom?

Starry Eyes” is a horror thriller about a young actress, Sarah Walker, enduring her days with a dead-end job, petty friendships and going on casting calls in hopes for that big break. After a few strange auditions, Sarah lands a lead role from a mysterious film production company. But, with this opportunity comes bizarre ramifications that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful…..and also terrifying.

Latino-Review had an exclusive phone interview with actress Alexandra Essoe about her lead role for the film. We talked about the lure of Hollywood, the Sarah character and how she could relate to all of this.

Starry Eyes” is currently in select theaters and available on iTunes and OnDemand.

Read the interview transcript below.
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Casting Net: Robert DeNiro in negotiations to reteam with Jennifer Lawrence, David O. Russell for 'Joy'

Casting Net: Robert DeNiro in negotiations to reteam with Jennifer Lawrence, David O. Russell for 'Joy'
Robert De Niro is in talks for Joy. If the deal closes, De Niro would re-team him with actress Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell, whom he worked with on Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. The film tells the story of inventor of the Miracle Mop, Joy Mangano, whom Lawrence would play. De Niro is considering the role of Mangano's father, but his decision reportedly depends on whether Lawrence's deal closes. Russell is rewriting the script, which tracks Mangano's path from single mother in Long Island to QVC star, originally by Bridesmaids scribe Annie Mumolo. The film is
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FrightFest 2014: All Cheerleaders Die

Director: Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson.

Cast: Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler, Amanda Grace Cooper, Reanin Johannink, Tom Williamson.

Certificate: 18.

Running Time: 89 minutes.

Synopsis: Maddy (Stasey) is out for revenge against the cheerleaders and jocks. She infiltrates the cheerleaders and begin to forge friendships, but her attached neighbour Leena (Smit-McPhee), who is into the dark arts, becomes jealous. After a shocking accident, things begin to get out of hand between cheerleaders and football players.

How much can we in the UK care about cheerleading and American high school politics? It’s almost as though such cultural ideals are from a different planet entirely. Granted, we’ve been subjected to them throughout visual media and music videos, which has given us an insight into these vapid lifestyles. So why should we care about All Cheerleaders Die? Because it has the name Lucky McKee attached to it, and any man behind the
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FrightFest 2014: All Cheerleaders Die reaction

FrightFest 2014: All Cheerleaders Die reaction
An audacious second act twist rescues this frenetic high-school horredy from predictability, ensuring that while All Cheerleaders Die is far from perfect, it has a few sly surprises up its sleeves. Directed by Lucky McKee (of excellent FrightFest 2011 flick The Woman) and Chris Sivertson (the considerably less excellent I Know Who Killed Me) and based on the duo's 2001 short, it starts out routinely enough as Maddy (Caitlin Stasey) signs up for the high school cheerleading squad in order to teach the heartless pom-pom-pushers a lesson or...

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Frightfest 2014: ‘All Cheerleaders Die’ Review

Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler, Tom Williamson | Written and Directed by Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson

Lucky McKee is a director I have been familiar with since I saw his 2002 film, May, starring horror mainstay Angela Bettis. McKee went on to direct an excellent episode of the short-lived Masters of Horror television show entitled “Sick Girl”, again starring Bettis. It was, however, McKee’s 2011 film, The Woman, that truly hit me between the eyes and sold me on Lucky as a director. A dark, grotesque, macabre film that dealt with female power and the role of the abuser, The Woman cemented McKee as a horror director to watch, which leads us to this review…

All Cheerleaders Die is a comedy-horror, written and directed by both McKee and Chris Sivertson. Maddy (Caitlin Stasey) is a high-school girl pariah, you know the sort, black eyeliner, anti-social attitude and not forgetting a
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FrightFest 2014: 'All Cheerleaders Die' review

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★★★☆☆Devoted horror fans Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson combine for knowing FrightFest 2014 offering All Cheerleaders Die (2013), a jocular genre piece that subverts the popular high school movie template in favour of a more menacingly comic - and bloody - offering. A rollercoaster ride of tongue-in-cheek cliché, there's plenty of fun to be had with this cheekily reverential horror; yet, a dependence on the sexualisation of the female form anchors the film firmly within 'knowing' horror misogyny. Maddy (played by Caitlin Stasey) takes the horrific death of a local cheerleader to heart, deciding to no longer be quite so cynical of this archaic tradition and in turn spontaneously signing herself up for the team.
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Movie Review: All Cheerleaders Die

Movie Review: All Cheerleaders Die
Release Date: 7/22/14 on Blu-ray and DVD

Written By: Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson

Directed By: Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson

Starring: Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Tom Williamson

Review by Daniel Xiii.

Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge…and Zombies?

Based soley on the title of Lucky McKee’s (May, The Woods) All Cheerleaders Die, I had a kind of preternatural premonition that I would be enjoyin’ this one. Hell, based on that title, I can’t believe ol’ Lucky himself didn’t call yours cruelly and have him introduce the film like some sort of sexy William Castle (which totally could have happened if I was available, but of course my duties to the House that Fearsome Forry built have kept me too busy to make cameos).

So was my uncanny ability to completely judge whether I’ll like a movie or not based solely on its title still the stuff of legend,
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