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Make It or Break It Cast Reunites, Reflects on Series' Top Relationships

Make It or Break It Cast Reunites, Reflects on Series' Top Relationships
Four years after Freeform’s ABC Family’s gymnastics drama Make It or Break It landed its final dismount, the cast reunited for a Facebook live chat with fans.

PhotosCancelled ABC Family Series: Twisted, Chasing Life, Ravenswood and 7 Other Cliffhangers (Finally) Resolved

Stars Cassie Scerbo (Lauren), Amanda Leighton (Wendy), Ayla Kell (Payson), Zachary Abel (Carter), Neil Jackson (Sasha) and Johnny Pacar (Damon) assembled Wednesday to relive their favorite Miobi memories — as well as their collective disdain for their wedgie-inducing leotards — and to reveal how they really felt about their characters’ many complicated relationships.

For Scerbo, her favorite on-screen pairing — Lauren
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‘The Remaining’ DVD Review

Stars: Johnny Pacar, Shaun Sipos, Bryan Dechart, Alexa Vega, Italia Ricci, Liz E. Morgan, John Pyper-Ferguson, Kim Pacheco | Written by Casey La Scala, Chris Dowling | Directed by Casey La Scala

If there’s one thing I’ll never understand it’s the American obsession with the rapture. Over the past couple of years we’ve seen a ton of TV shows and movies centered around the biblical event and most – like The Remaining – are, frankly, terrible. From the gloriously over the top Nicolas Cage film Left Behind, to the completely unfunny (and a waste of the talents involved) Rapture-Palooza, it seems the mix of religious themes and current Hollywood film making do not gel. Then again maybe it’s because, despite a belief in a higher power, I’m not the target market for films of this nature – after all, most rapture-themed films play on inherent fears found in religion.
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Film Review: ‘The Remaining’

Film Review: ‘The Remaining’
Genre mashups don’t come much odder than “The Remaining,” a theologically questionable but fitfully exciting melodrama about fear and loathing among the non-Raptured. once this small-budget indie finishes its limited theatrical run and is resurrected in homescreen platforms.

Director and co-scripter Casey La Scala strikes dim echoes of “Left Behind,” “The Leftovers” and Michael Tolkin’s overdue-for-rediscovery “The Rapture” while focused on a cross-section of unfortunates who don’t make the final cut when God separates the wheat from the chaff. During La Scala’s version of Judgment Day, souls are separated from their bodies and whisked up to heaven — leaving behind an unsettling abundance of corpses, and triggering panicky news accounts of an “Instant Death Syndrome” pandemic that is “both troubling and foreboding.”

This sudden accumulation of cadavers — accompanied by earthquakes, loud thunder, downpours of fire and ice, and sundry other biblical portents — puts a serious damper on
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Trailer Showcases The Remaining

Last week we brought you the artwork for the latest end of the world flick, The Remaining, and now today we have the trailer for you to contend with! Don't get left behind! Sit back, grab an umbrella (doesn't matter if it's indoors as if you're still here after the Rapture... you're shit outta luck anyway), and see it for yourself.

Directed by Casey La Scala and starring Alexa Vega, Johnny Pacar, Shaun Sipos, Italia Ricci, Bryan Dechart, Kim Pacheco, John Pyper-Ferguson, Erin Murphy, Liz E. Morgan, and Hayley Lovitt, The Remaining arrives in theatres on September 5th.

In the flick, after a series of worldwide cataclysmic events, a group of survivors struggle to endure.

Check out the one-sheet below along with the trailer, and look for more on this one really soon... providing you're still here to read it. Not sure if God's party bus has good wi-fi.

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Trailer: Alexa Vega is One of the Remaining, But Will She Survive?

Alexa Vega, Italia Ricci, Johnny Pacar, Shaun Sipos, Bryan Dechart and Liz E. Morgan star in the supernatural thriller The Remaining, a film hitting select theaters on September 5th which is seeing the release of a trailer today. Watch it via the player here.

The film comes to us from filmmaker Casey La Scala. That name might be familiar to you if you were following the development of The Amityville Tapes, an incarnation of the upcoming Amityville film that Casey was working on with Dan Farrands (I'm told their script was ultimately not used for Amityvile, however, they're listed as producers).

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Things Get Stormy for The Remaining; New One-Sheet

Finally something about The Rapture that I can get behind... Evil! Relentless evil that's looking to tear apart those of us (whom I will no doubt be one of) who aren't sucked up by God's magical spaceship. Read on for more details and artwork for The Remaining.

Directed by Casey La Scala and starring Alexa Vega, Johnny Pacar, Shaun Sipos, Italia Ricci, Bryan Dechart, Kim Pacheco, John Pyper-Ferguson, Erin Murphy, Liz E. Morgan, and Hayley Lovitt, look for The Remaining on September 5th on VOD.

In the flick, after a series of worldwide cataclysmic events, a group of survivors struggle to endure.

Check out the one-sheet below and look for more on this one really soon... providing you're still here to read it. Not sure if God's aforementioned spaceship has good wi-fi.

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Film4 FrightFest's Amazing 2014 Line-up Announced! New Images Revealed!

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)

Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser. USA 2014. 99 mins.
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Frightfest 2014 – Full Line-up Announced

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
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Survival Horror The Remaining Wraps and Reveals Two New Images

Shooting on Casey La Scala's catastrophic horror thriller 'The Remaining' has wrapped in North Carolina. The new project from Cinematic and Affirm Films completed principal photography in Wilmington earlier this week which means we get our first peek at a couple of new stills from the production. 'The Remaining' tells the tale of a group of wedding party goers whom soon find theirselves struggling for survival following a chain of unexpected events. It stars the sexy Alexa Vega -below ('Spy Kids', 'Machete Kills'), Shaun Sipos (Texas Chainsaw 3D), Johnny Pacar (Flight 29 Down), Italia Ricci (Terminales), Bryan Dechart (Step Up 3D) and newcomer Liz E. Morgan. Check the pics below....
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First Look at The Remaining With Alexa Vega

The Remaining was a blip on our radar not long ago when you brought you a slice of casting news.  That film is officially complete and some stills have been sent our way.

Alexa Vega leads the cast alongside Shaun Sipos, Italia Ricci, Johnny Pacar, Bryan Dechart and Liz E. Morgan star in the film directed by Casey La Scala.

The film concerns a group of close-knit friends that come together to celebrate the marriage of Skylar (Vega) and Dan (Dechart). The group is enjoying the festivities when tragedy strikes. The wedding party is besieged by a series of catastrophic events which turns the celebration into a life-and-death struggle. The young group is desperately scrambling for refuge and self-preservation while an enemy they never knew existed unleashes its wrath against those remaining alive. They must understand what is happening around them and why and find a way to survive together
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The Remaining Wraps! First Stills Emerge!

The first stills and wrap news for the latest spooker from Sony Pictures, The Remaining, have appeared on our desks so we thought we'd push out the goodies your way! Read on for details, and look for more soon!

From the Press Release

Affirm Films, a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (Spwa), and Cinematic wrapped principal photography of The Remaining on March 18th in Wilmington, Nc.

The horror thriller, based on biblical accounts of the end times, is written and directed by Casey La Scala (Donnie Darko). The film stars Alexa Vega (Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D), Shaun Sipos (Texas Chainsaw 3D), Johnny Pacar (Flight 29 Down), Italia Ricci (“Terminales”), Bryan Dechart (Step Up 3D) and newcomer Liz E. Morgan. The Remaining is produced by Brad Luff (Urban Legends), Marc Bienstock (Quarantine 2: Terminal) and La Scala.

The Remaining is an action-packed horror thriller
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Johnny Pacar Now One of The Remaining

Here at Dread Central we are supporters of all beliefs. As long as you don't try and push your stuff off on us, hey, whatever gets you through the day... even if you believe that one day you're just gonna magically go poof into thin air.

Deadline is reporting that Johnny Pacar (Flight 29 Down; pictured right) has joined The Remaining to play the lead Tommy in the movie. The character has a crush on his best friend’s fiancée in the feature. Donnie Darko producer Casey La Scala is directing, and Brad Luff is producing the Sony horror film. The Remaining features a Rapture-like event in which certain people are left behind to fend for themselves while the rest of the world... well... let's just say there's now a shortage of living and breathing people.

The flick is set to start shooting in North Carolina soon. More as it comes.
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Playback Finishes Dead Last at the Box Office in 2012

Playback Finishes Dead Last at the Box Office in 2012
The end of calendar year is always the start of the awards season for movie fans, with critics' top 10 lists rolling out and award nominations being handed out. However, there are a few distinct honors that no film wants to receive. Today, Project X was named as the most downloaded movie of 2012, while the Christian Slater flop Playback was named the lowest grossing movie of the year, earning just $264 at the box office. Yes, just two hundred sixty-four dollars.

Playback was released in just one theater back in March, earning a paltry $252, adding another $12 the following week for a total domestic tally of $264. Oddly enough, though, The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure fared even worse, in terms of per-screen average. Opening in 2,160 theaters this August, The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure earned an abysmal $443,901, for a per-screen average of $206. In case both Playback and The Oogieloves in the
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Lifetime’s ‘The Client List’ & ‘Stalkers’, MTV’s ‘Hot Mess’ Add To Casts

Michael Beach has booked a recurring role on the Lifetime series The Client List starring Jennifer Love Hewitt as a single mother working at a massage parlor. Beach will play the boyfriend of parlor owner Georgia (Loretta Devine), a former musician who owns the bar where she works. Beach, repped by Medavoy Management and Global Artists Agency, is recurring on FX’s Sons Of Anarchy and Bet’s The Game. Lela Loren (The Shield) has joined the cast of Lifetime’s two-hour original movie/backdoor pilot Stalkers as a regular. It follows Diane Harper (Drea de Matteo), a hot-headed cop with a troubled past, and a polished, ambitious Da (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) who team up to bring a stalker (Mena Suvari), obsessed with her former lover (Loren), to justice. Loren, repped by Sdb Partners and Inspire Entertainment, was recently seen in the Warner Brothers web series H+ produced by Bryan Singer.
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What To Buy This Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for July 16th

Another week, another Monday. So it’s time for the rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s another packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, July 16th 2012.

Pick Of The Week

Total Recall: Ultimate Rekall Edition (Blu-ray Triple Play)

The ever-popular sci-fi classic directed by Paul Verhoeven, based on a Philip Dick novel and starring Schwarzenegger in one of his best roles. The year is 2084. Douglas Quaid construction worker on Earth, is haunted by a recurring dream. He buys an implanted memory from Rekall Inc to try and make sense of it, but something goes wrong. He finds himself as a secret agent fighting against the evil Mars administrator Cohaagen. Total Recall: Ultimate Rekall Edition Review

And the rest…
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Comic-con 2012: The Asylum Brings Its Slate of Mockbusters to San Diego

Comic-con 2012: The Asylum Brings Its Slate of Mockbusters to San Diego
Horror film mavens and genre enthusiasts will find no safe haven at Comic Con International 2012, as independent production and distribution studio The Asylum announced today that they will be joining their fellow fanboys at this year's San Diego Convention.

In celebration of their 15th anniversary, The Asylum will be bringing in talent from some of the studio's most popular action, fantasy, thriller and monster movies for signings, including Scream Queen Lynn Lowry; Zombie Apocalypse stars Lilan Bowden and Johnny Pacar; and the twisted minds behind The Asylum: David Michael Latt, David Rimawi, and Paul Bales.

You can also enter to win your very own Crovel, a combination shovel-crowbar tool used in the upcoming apocalyptic thriller Dead Walking, a tool vital to surviving the zombie apocalypse. Comic Con may play host to the world's largest assortment of superheroes, but who knows when and where the end will come; San Diego may be the first to fall.
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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Invasion of The Asylum; Get The Haunting of Whaley House Early!

We knew this day would come. After years of mockbusters and even a few really good flicks thrown in here and there, The Asylum is Officially invading the San Diego Comic-Con. Call your loved ones! Consult the Mayans! Doomsday is upon us!

From the Press Release

Horror film mavens and genre enthusiasts will find no safe haven at Comic-Con International 2012, as independent production and distribution studio The Asylum announced today that they will be joining their fellow fanboys at this year’s San Diego convention. In celebration of their 15th anniversary, The Asylum will be bringing in talent from some of the studio’s most popular action, fantasy, thriller and monster movies for signings, including scream queen Lynn Lowry; Zombie Apocalypse stars Lilan Bowden and Johnny Pacar; and the twisted minds behind The Asylum: David Michael Latt, David Rimawi, and Paul Bales.

You can also enter to win your very own Crovel,
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Make It or Break It

Network: ABC Family

Episodes: 48 (hour)

Seasons: Three

TV show dates: June 22, 2009 -- May 14, 2012

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Zachary Abel, Chelsea Hobbs, Ayla Kell, Josie Loren, Cassie Scerbo, Susan Ward, Candace Cameron Bure, Peri Gilpin, Neil Jackson, Anthony Starke, Wyatt Smith, Johnny Pacar, Rosa Blasi, Jason Manuel Olazabal, Mia Rose Frampton, and Brett Cullen.

TV show description:

Set in Boulder, Colorado, this series focuses on a group of teenage gymnasts who are trying to make it to the Olympic Games. These athletes refer to their training gym, Rocky Mountain, as The Rock. While their skills make them contenders for the U.S. Nationals and possibly even the Olympics, conflict within their group becomes distracting.

Emily Kmetko (Chelsea Hobbs) is the newcomer at Rocky Mountain. She took third place at the Nationals, beating
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Playback

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 8, 2012

Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98

Studio: Magnolia

Christian Slater points out some evil-doings in Playback.

A group of high school students digging into their town’s infamous past unwittingly unlock a dark secret in the independent horror-thriller film Playback.

As a school project, Julian (Johnny Pacar, Love Hurts) enlists his friends to film a reenactment of a gruesome crime from their town’s past—the murder of the Diehl family. While examining of raw video footage of the Diehl family farm, an evil spirit with a menacing agenda is soon unleashed with a menacing agenda. As Julian’s friends start disappearing, a local police officer (Christian Slater, The River Murders) is ordered to investigate and he soon uncovers secrets of the past that form the basis for the evil entity that’s taking over the town.

Written and directed by actor-turned-filmmaker Michael A. Nickles, the R-rated Playback
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Magnet releases Supernatural Thriller ‘Playback’ on DVD & Blu-Ray

Magnet Releasing is one of those companies that horror & genre fans love. They do right by us by acquiring unique films and releasing them via VOD prior to a theatrical release. Then, if you miss those releases, soon after, they hit DVD, Blu-Ray and, usually, Netflix. Playback is one of those films that I meant to check out but never got the opportunity. However, since it is Magnet, I should have plenty of options to watch it now.

From the Press Release:

On May 8, get ready to venture to your voyeuristic side when Magnolia Home Entertainment releases Playback under the Magnet Label on Blu-ray and DVD. Based on the prequel novella, “Playback: Light and Shadow,” the “original and entertaining piece” (Gashe.com) features Christian Slater (Bobby, Very Bad Things), Johnny Pacar (Wild Child, Discovery Kids’ “Flight 29 Down), Toby Hemingway (Black Swan, Feast of Love), and Amber Childers (“All My Children
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