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Washington, Nov. 9: A new research has found that college-age drinkers often combine caffeine and alcohol, which results in risky decision making and endangers lives.
Dr. Michael Siegel from the Boston University School of Public Health and his team asked 1,031 youths aged 13 to 20, who had at least one alcoholic drink in Oct er, whether they consumed energy drinks that contained alcohol.
Researchers also asked the participants if they mixed caffeine and alcoholic drinks by themselves, Fox News reported.
The findings showed that just over half of the participants drank caffeine and alcohol together in Oct er.
The researchers found that teens, who had started drinking between age 11 and 13, drank caffeinated. »
- Leon David
Exclusive: Like so many directors with Toronto-bound films, writer/director Daniel Schechter has been in a race to finish Life Of Crime, his adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch. Schechter was particularly in a hurry because the 87-year old Leonard’s health was shaky and he was eager to see the movie after giving a free option to a relative newcomer who was crazy enough to adapt the novel on spec and then clean up rights issues that led all the way to France. Sadly, Schechter didn’t get done in time to show his literary idol the film that will be the closing night Gala Premiere at Toronto, starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Mos Def, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher and Will Forte. “I would read his novels and to me it was like sheet music, where I would say, I know I can play that piece,” Schechter told me. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
“Tracking Shot” is a monthly featurette here on Ioncinema.com that looks at a dozen or so projects that are moments away from lensing. This February we’ve got a slew of projects that we feel are worth signaling out: we start with a sequel (and pictured above) we find The Raid 2 (also known as Berandal) which has set up shop with the same producing team, star player and writer/director Gareth Huw Evans. Sony Pictures Classics backed the film prior to production. This picks up two hours after the first installment ends.
We have the highly touted Black List screenplay that could very well place itself in the fall festival releases in David O. Russell’s adaptation of American Bullshit – a film we imagine will be much talked about because of its cast (Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Louis C.K.) and the plotline (an FBI sting »
- Eric Lavallee
Based on the Elmore Leonard novel, the story follows two ex-cons (John C. Hawkes and Yasiin Bey) who kidnap and ransom the wife (Aniston) of a crooked real estate developer (Robbins).
Said husband refuses to pay the ransom as he sees it as an opportunity to get rid of his wife. The kidnappers then team up with her to get all of her husband’s money.
Forte will play Marshall Taylor, a married country club member who harbors a crush on the wife and spends most of the film in a moral dilemma after witnessing her kidnapping.
- Garth Franklin
It's been a weird pre-production trajectory so far for the untitled film based on Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch. Writer/director Dan Schechter wrote a spec screenplay, gained the favor of Leonard, producer Michael Siegel, and even Tarantino - who directed Jackie Brown, to which this movie is a sort of prequel - and locked down John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Jennifer Aniston, and Isla Fisher for the cast. "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell and Dennis Quaid were once attached, too, but now Variety reports that Will Forte and Tim Robbins have come on to take over those respective roles as they head toward a start date. Read on! Bey (formerly Mos Def) and Hawkes play younger versions of small time crooks Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara (once played by Sam Jackson and Robert De Niro), and the story, set fifteen years before the events of Jackie Brown, centers around »
- Ben Pearson
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