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Last year we told you about an upcoming film called Peste, which was to be directed by Mark Ponderai (House at the End of the Street). Not only has the flick undergone a name change, but so too has the director been swapped out. Read on for the latest!
We've just learned via Bloody Disgusting that Peste has been re-named Viral and will now be directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the team behind both Catfish and Paranormal Activity 3. Hit machine Blumhouse Productions will produce.
Last we heard, Abigail Breslin was attached to star, but we've gotten no word yet as to whether or not she's still on board. Hopefully we'll know more real soon.
A teenage girl begins a video documentary about her life for a school project just as a terrifying virus sweeps through her small town. Quarantined with her family, she thinks they are out of harm’s way, »
- John Squires
Little Miss Sunshine is all grown up…and now it's official! Abigail Breslin turns 18 today! Although the young actress has displayed that she's way beyond her years, she is now a young adult. From innocent and heartwarming roles in films like Little Miss Sunshine to playing a teenage accomplice to murder in Perfect Sisters, we've seen major transformations from the former child star. Growing up before our eyes, we've witnessed the maturing of this actress both on and off screen. At age 16, Breslin shocked all of us with her risqué and sexy photo shoot with Tyler Shields and, and she did so again at age 17 when she posed provocatively for his The Dirty Side of Glamour author's »
After 30 years of producing movies and television shows, Stanley M. Brooks finally makes his directorial debut with Perfect Sisters. Based on a true story, it stars Georgie Henley and Abigail Breslin as Beth and Sandra, two sisters who are as close as siblings can be. We soon learn that their bond is so strong because their mother, Linda (Mira Sorvino), is an alcoholic who keeps falling off the wagon and constantly gets involved with the wrong men, which forces both of the girls to grow up a lot sooner than any child should.
When Linda gets involved with an incredibly abusive man, Beth and Sandra start thinking that maybe she would be better off dead. While the idea starts off as a harmless fantasy of killing their mother, it soon turns into a real life nightmare that shocks an entire community.
At the recent La press day for Perfect Sisters, »
- Ben Kenber
Ineffectual and cartoonish, “Perfect Sisters” dramatizes a case that shocked Canada a decade ago, when two teenage girls killed their alcoholic mother in order to be free of the chaos wrought by her perpetual irresponsibility — a well-planned crime that several of their classmates knew about before it happened. TV producer Stan Brooks’ first directorial feature provides scant psychological depth, drawing its characters and staging their incidents in crude fashion, despite superficial production gloss. A limited U.S. theatrical launch April 11 is unlikely to significantly heighten visibility for a pic already available on demand and destined primarily for smallscreen sales.
Based on Toronto Star reporter Bob Mitchell’s true-crime tome (which is purportedly far less sympathetic toward the protags), Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till’s script introduces us to high schoolers Sandra (Abigail Breslin) and Beth (Georgie Henley of “The Chronicles of Narnia” films) as they, along with a little brother, »
- Dennis Harvey
Sister, My Sister: Brooks’ Uneven Debut Fumbles
Producer Stanley M. Brooks makes his directorial debut with Perfect Sisters, one of those tawdry sounding stories about familial dysfunction concerning a pair of teenage sisters that decided to kill their mother in 2006. There’s something perversely shocking about matricide, even by today’s glib standards, and the cinema is rife with similar examples, particularly in exploitation efforts and/or other morose endeavors. Brooks’ film will most likely recall Peter Jackson’s exceptional debut, 1994’s Heavenly Creatures, itself taken from the true life account of a woman that would grow up into author Ann Perry. However, Brooks’ isn’t quite as adept as Jackson with this tonally awkward exercise that is particularly grating until its second half, when the film actually manages to balance a murder with chilling detail, speckled with dark humor an a surprising alacrity considering the groan worthy extravaganza that came before. »
- Nicholas Bell
Perfect Sisters stumbles through a plot of moments haphazardly strung together that sounds absolutely unrealistic — except that it's based on the true story of the Bathtub Girls, the case that rocked Toronto in 2004.
Truth proves stranger than we'd put up with in fiction when two close-as-can-be sisters, Sandra (Abigail Breslin) and Beth (Georgie Henley), plot to murder their alcoholic mess of a mother, Linda (Mira Sorvino), after their younger brother suffers one slap too many from her abusive boyfriend (James Russo).
Older sister Sandra plays mother to Linda and their younger brother at home, yet is the attention-seeking pathological liar at school; Beth is the Goth whose uncanny resemblance to Nancy of The Craft goes right down to the manic gaze. »
Since the hubbub of Oscar season has finally died away and we can look past the strategy of campaigns, August: Osage County arrives on Blu-ray for reexamination. Perhaps distance and time will finally melt those rosy-tinted glasses so many seem to have donned for the experience of the film, as multiple viewings only enhance its creaky strokes of forced melodrama. As with her nomination for 1999’s Music of the Heart, her unnecessary accolades for this appear to be overwhelmingly kiss ass. It’s a mode we’ve seen Ms. Streep in before, that of the highly nuanced harpy with complicated and convoluted depth; only it all feels so incredibly constrained and affected that it’s difficult to believe a single minute of it.
When something sounds too good to be true, it often is, and while John Wells certainly wasn’t the most inspired choice to helm the adaptation of »
- Nicholas Bell
The "perfect murder"—one that you can commit without leaving a trace of evidence or suspicion—is one that has tripped up many would-be killers. There is always an element of unpredictability, or a chance for something to go awry that gums up the game. But in the forthcoming "Perfect Sisters," two young women will again try and get away with murder, plotting the kill out in the open. Starring Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley, and Mira Sorvino, and based on a true story, the Stan Brooks directed film follows sisters Sandra and Beth, who decide to kill their mother after she plans to move in with her abusive boyfriend. And as you'll see in this exclusive clip, the girls for a Murder Club at school where they plan and research the murder, something that seems like morose fun at first, but quickly turns deadly serious—just how serious the other »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The horror film Haunter is not an origin story of that gaseous purple Pokemon but another take on the haunted house trope. Lisa (Abigail Breslin, reprising the role of emo teen that she started in August: Osage County) finds herself trapped in a Groundhog Day nightmare, reliving the same dreary 1980s Sunday whilst being the only one of her family to even notice that they’re trapped in a time loop. In fact, she’s so hyper-conscious of the daily repetitions that she becomes alarmed when certain things become altered.
- John Keith
The ghost of a serial killer inhabits Abigail Breslin in this supernatural nail-biter, but it's too derivative
Abigail Breslin takes the lead in this serviceable supernatural horror thriller as 15-year-old Lisa, the only one aware that she and her family are trapped in a monotonous Groundhog Day of missing laundry, macaroni cheese and Murder She Wrote. After realising there's a ghost in the house, or rather quite a few, she sets about solving the mystery of her family's time loop, and ends up taking on the evil spirit of a serial killer who once lived there. He is the Haunter (an unnerving Stephen McHattie), who can possess the living. But who is living and who is dead? Director Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) explores some intriguing ideas but the pace lags, and the film itself becomes inhabited by the presence of The Amityville Horror, The Shining and The Others, to name a few. »
- Dee Rudebeck
Gravitas Ventures has provided ComingSoon.net with an exclusive clip from the crime thriller Perfect Sisters , starring Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley ("The Chronicles of Narnia") and Mira Sorvino. Based on the true-crime murder mystery known as the "Bathtub Girls" case, Breslin and Henley play sisters Sandra and Beth, a pair of neglected teen girls whose addict mother (Sorvino) moves them in with her abusive boyfriend, giving them no other recourse but to make plans to murder her. After achieving that goal, their guilt and ego has them talking to their friends which finally gets them on the list of suspects. The clip below shows the duo putting on make-up and having a bit of girl talk about "Twilight" and becoming famous, something we assume »
With rumours flying about a new Indiana Jones and Disney reportedly closing in on their final choices for Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, the Hollywood casting machine is operating at an even higher temperature than usual.
You'll be familiar with some of these near-misses, but others are frankly astonishing. Which rapper almost took Matt Damon's role in Elysium? Which former Friends star was the first choice to front Men in Black? And why is Leonardo DiCaprio Christian Bale's nemesis? Read on...
Al Pacino - Star Wars
Pacino revealed during a Q&A session last year that the role of roguish smuggler Han Solo was "his for the taking" back in the '70s, but he turned it down because he didn't understand the script. Harrison Ford made the role iconic and ended up having his own issues with Lucas's script, famously telling the director "You can type this s**t, »
Sofia Coppola will take us under the sea - Vulture 5 insane ways movies get retitled around the world - Cracked Who died on Teen Wolf? - BuddyTV What the Pretty Little Liars cast said on Good Morning America - Pretty Little Liars A Breaking Bad alum joins Masters of Sex - The Hollywood Reporter It's going to be a very long time before the next Wolverine movie - Moviefone Here's the kid who landed the role of Peter Pan - HuffPost Entertainment Watch Abigail Breslin in the trailer for Perfect Sisters - Rotten Tomatoes Check out Blake Lively's demure new movie look - Popsugar Celebrity »
- Shannon Vestal
There’s nothing better than that moment when you’re watching a film and you get a surprise: a hysterical cameo by an actor you were not expecting to see. Here are some of our favorites! Warning: Spoilers abound below! Bill Murray, “Zombieland”It’s hard to make a movie about zombies starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin any better than it already is… unless, of course, you add Bill Murray to the mix. An already ridiculous movie that features Harrelson’s character traveling across a zombie-filled America to find the last Twinkie, “Zombieland” is made that much more enjoyable when Murray appears (introduced by the “Ghostbusters” theme) and reveals he’s not a zombie, but wears the makeup to blend in. “This is so surreal,” Harrelson says in the scene, and we’re right there with him! (Oh yeah, and then they get high and re-enact “Ghostbusters. »
Update: The winner of the Pick Actress Award acted the heck out of some difficult subject matter. French-Canadian actress Sophie Nélisse is mesmerizing throughout The Book Thief, which deals with a once-illiterate girl who grows up in Nazi-run Germany and comes to realize that if her country "wins" the war, no one wins. Pretty tricky stuff - Congrats, Sophie!
Feb. 22, 2012 - So many amazing performances from young actresses this year, we couldn't limit to just five - check out the choices and then vote in the poll to the right!
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on the Lethal Ladies of Horror Film Festival, House of Monsters concept art, a Chainsaw Sally: The Animated Series casting update, multiple trailers, reviews, and much more:
Lethal Ladies of Horror Film Festival Details: “You can’t keep a lethal lady down. Flicks for Fans and Arrow in the Head, the team behind last year’s Evil Dead Fest, are proud to present the resurrection of the all new Lethal Ladies of Horror Film Festival Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at the famed art deco-themed 1940’s built Crest Theatre in Westwood, CA. This will be an amazing event for all film fans and those with an appreciation for strong roles by women in horror. As always Flicks for Fans will have much for fans who attend the fest including great concession specials, »
- Tamika Jones
Abigail Breslin's Little Miss Sunshine days seem like a distant memory now! In Perfect Sisters, the 17-year-old actress and The Chronicles of Narnia star Georgie Henley almost get away with murdering their alcoholic mother, played by Mira Sorvino. The film is actually based on the true story of Toronto's media-dubbed "Bathtub Girls," two sisters who reportedly used prescription pills and alcohol to kill their mom in the bathtub in 1998. The Perfect Sisters trailer, which premiered Monday on Yahoo Movies, shows Abigail and 18-year-old Georgie's characters trapped in what appears to be a hopeless situation. First their parents split, and then their mother loses her job and enters into a »
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 Homefront (action; Jason Statham, James Franco; rated R) Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen brothers-directed period drama; Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan; rated R) Out of the Furnace (drama; Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Willem Dafoe, Woody Harrelson; rated R) Perfect Sisters (horror; Abigail Breslin, Mira Sorvino; pretheatrical release available now; not rated) A Birder's Guide to Everything (comedy; Ben Kingsley, Kodi...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
The “Known For” widget on a performer’s IMDb page isn’t perfect. It occasionally spits out results that are almost patently wrong, but the more current someone’s career is, the better and more spot-on they are. Case in point: Abigail Breslin, whose IMDb page tells us that she is “Known For” films like Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland, and Signs. Despite completely spacing that Breslin is the H2O-happy kiddo in Signs (a personal problem, surely), this is a fully agreeable assessment of the most popular and mainstream titles on her resume. And that would be fine if Breslin was doing those kind of films today – Little Ms. Sunshine? – but the former child star has recently started loading up her schedule with some very different fare. In short, it’s chockfull of horror titles, from the little-seen (Haunter) to the hotly anticipated (Maggie), establishing Breslin as an offbeat pick for the genre’s newest scream queen »
- Kate Erbland
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Perfect Sisters," which is based on the notorious Toronto "Bathtub Girls" case and stars Abigail Breslin (Zombieland), Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Mira Sorvino. Check it out below. Plot: Sisters Sandra and Beth learned early in life that they had no one to depend on but each other, but when their addict mother Linda makes plans to move the girls in with her abusive lover, the girls' situation becomes unbearable. Seeing no other way out, Sandra and Beth recruit their classmates to help them plan their mother's murder. When the girls' guilt spins out of control and they compulsively confess their involvement to friends, rumors that they are cold-blooded killers reach the ears of the authorities. The new movie is directed by Stan Brooks and is set to get a limited release on April 11th. Trailer: »
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