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Nacho Vigalondo's ingenious and manic third feature Open Windows has been making the festival rounds this season, and is due for release in the Us (October 2 on VOD, November 7 theatrically) and the UK on October 17. The first English-language trailer has landed and should give audiences a taste of the spectacle and daring cinematography.Nick Chambers (Elijah Wood) has won a dinner with Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey), his favourite movie star. But on the evening, he is told by Chord (Neil Maskell), a representative of the film company, that Jill has refused to attend the dinner. The next thing he knows, Nick is given access to Jill's mobile phone, seeing and hearing her most intimate moments on his computer. But that is only the...
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Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey find themselves both victims in a twisted take on cyberstalking in the trailer for “Open Windows.” The story follows Wood's character, Nick, after he's won a date with his favorite actress Jill Goddard, portrayed by Grey. When she stands him up for the date, though, her manager — played by Neil Maskell — makes Wood's character a twisted offer to make up for it. Wood can secretly watch her from his laptop via her webcam, and she'll never know he's watching. Also read: Nacho Vigalondo's 100-Minute Selfie of Elijah Wood Acquired by Cinedigm But that's just the beginning, »
- Jason Hughes
Nacho Vigalondo, the director of the incredible 2007 film Timecrimes, is back with a new the trailer for his new horror thriller Open Windows. The found footage film, shot mostly from computer desktops and webcams, follows Elijah Wood as Nick who is given unprecedented access to spy on star Jill Goddard, played by Sasha Grey (The Girlfriend Experience). This opportunity soon becomes deadly when Nick discovers that Jill is being hunted and Nick is her only hope.
Though not the first film to be shot mostly on a desktop (The Den released earlier this year did something similar), Vigalondo is sure to bring his own sensibilities and knack for crafting twisty thrill rides to the fold, creating something that could be very interesting.
- Max Molinaro
Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey star for Spanish helmer Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial, The ABCs of Death) in Open Windows, an internet age suspense thriller presented through the lens of a computer desktop. Call it high tech Hitchcock: Wood stars as Nick, a superfan who’s won a dinner with his favorite actress, Jill Goddard (Grey). When she refuses the date a mysterious third party offers Nick a chance to watch Jill secretly through her webcam, sparking a terrifying cat and mouse game. The real-time thriller premiered in March at SXSW and was partially filmed at Austin’s annual Fantastic Fest where Vigalondo and Wood are frequent guests. Fantastic Fest’s 2014 edition kicks off September 18 and will host the U.S. premiere of anthology threequel V/H/S Viral, for which Vigalondo directed a segment. Cinedigm will peel back the curtain on Open Windows first on VOD on October 2, then »
- Jen Yamato
Timecrimes and V/H/S: Viral director Nacho Vigalondo has returned with the voyeuristic thriller Open Windows, which stars Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey in a fan-stalks-celebrity game of cat and mouse that seems to be spurred on by a faceless psychopath. Vigalondo has always been an interesting director, so I’m eager to check this one out (you can also read Perri’s review of the film out of SXSW). This brief theatrical trailer adds a kinetic quality to the material that seemed to be missing from the promotional materials thus far. I’m hoping the movie lives up to it because, from the looks of this, it could actually be pretty satirical and fun. Hit the jump for the Open Windows trailer and images. Cinedigm releases the film on VOD and Digital Download on October 2nd with a limited theatrical run scheduled for November 7th. Here's the official »
- Evan Dickson
Cinedigm is planning a release in either late summer or early fall of this year for Open Windows. We'll let you know when dates are confirmed!
In the meantime you can whet your appetite with the trailer and plot crunch below!
Elijah Wood stars as a fanboy of actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey), and as the winner of an online contest, he gets the rare chance to have dinner with her. However, when dinner plans are cancelled, someone named Chord says he can make up for it.
Chord gives Nick (Elijah Wood) the tools to spy on Jill from his computer in a way that no fan could ever dream of. After each demand Chord gives Nick, »
- Steve Barton
Jill (Grey), the most exciting actress of the moment, refuses to have dinner with Nick (Wood), a fan who won a date with her in an Internet contest organized by the distributor of her latest film.
- Ryan Turek
Nacho Vigalondo’s “Open Windows” reminds you why internet porn is bad, though of course you’re probably not going to pay any attention to that lesson, are you? Oh well. Here’s real-life adult film star Sasha Grey doing some actual acting (as a movie adult film star, natch) opposite “The Lord of the Rings” guy Elijah Wood. Yeah, there’s something very disturbing about “Open Windows’” casting, but maybe that’s the point? Check out a new trailer for the film. You’ll never look at internet porn the same way ever again. (Oh, who are we kidding, you probably will.) Oscar®-nominated writer-director Nacho Vigalondo(The ABCs of Death, Extraterrestrial, V/H/S Viral) creates an action-packed world of voyeurism and suspense in his thriller Open Windows. Nick (Elijah Wood, Maniac, The Lord of the Rings) is excited to discover that he’s won a dinner date with his favorite actress, »
I love the different kind of projects that Elijah Wood takes on and once again it looks like he’s out to prove that he can play any genre and find a great character, this time it’s in Nacho Vigolando’s Open Windows – the man behind Timecrimes and Extraterrestrial.
This web-based thriller finds Wood playing Nick Chambers, a man who wins a date in a contest with actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey). However, she refuses to have the dinner and Nick meets ‘Chord’ online and makes an offer he can’t refuse: the ability to view Jill secretly via computer. Nick begins watching the unknowing star on her webcam, not realising that this decision will put both himself and Jill at risk as they enter a terrifying world of cat-and-mouse where nothing — and no one — are as they seem…
This debut trailer holds all kinds of creepiness and kinda »
- Dan Bullock
Elijah Wood's work ethic shows no signs of faltering. This year alone he's been a part of Set Fire To The Stars, Cooties, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (as producer only), mini-series Over The Garden Wall and TV comedy Wilfred. Somewhere in there he also found time to star in the new film from Timecrimes' Nacho Vigalondo. Open Windows is a loose riff on Hitchcock's Rear Window, where the windows in question are tabs on a computer screen. And look: here's another one containing the new trailer!Wood plays Nick, a fan of actress Jill Goddard (former porn star Sasha Gray). Nick wins a date with his heroine in an online competition, but she pulls out of the arrangement, and Nick is then contacted by someone posing as her publicist, offering him the chance to follow her every movement by web and phone-cam. Turns out, however, »
The sexual thriller is written and directed by Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo.
The official synopsis reads: "Oscar-nominated writer-director Nacho Vigalondo (The ABCs of Death, Extraterrestrial, V/H/S Viral) creates an action-packed world of voyeurism and suspense in his thriller Open Windows.
"Nick (Elijah Wood, Maniac, The Lord of the Rings) is excited to discover that he's won a dinner date with his favourite actress, Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey, Would You Rather, The Girlfriend Experience).
Several new trailers have scored a release in the past day or so that are worth a look. First up, the damn creepy UK online trailer for the acclaimed Australian supernatural horror tale "The Babadook".
Next comes new trailers for a pair of high-concept thrillers - "Before I Go To Sleep" sees Nicole Kidman as a woman who wakes up everyday with no memory of the previous day. With the help of a mysterious therapist and a video diary, she comes to suspect her outwardly helpful husband may not really be her husband.
Then there's Nacho Vigalondo's "Open Windows," a real-time thriller with the action taking place entirely on an online-connected laptop screen. Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey star in the film about a fan who must find his favourite actress who has been taken by a vicious villain.
Finally comes a new trailer for the decidedly naughty "Wetlands »
- Garth Franklin
Now that Wilfred is over, Elijah Wood is moving onto lighter fare. The acting icon stars in Open Windows, which looks at fame and the dangers of obsession. Wood plays Nick, a fan who wins a date with exciting actress of the moment Jill (former porn star Sasha Grey). When Jill refuses to go out with Nick, a series of events are set into play that actually expose a plot to have the Hollywood starlet executed. Watch as Nick goes on a wild chase to save the woman, using his computer and various other 'open windows' to stop the manic plans devised by Chord, a man posing as Jill's campaign manager. It's a wild cat and mouse action thriller directed by cult favorite Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes; Extraterrestrial).
When Nick discovers that he's won a dinner date with his favorite star Jill Goddard, he's incredibly excited to finally get the chance to meet her. »
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Open Windows" thriller, starring Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey and Neil Maskell (Kill List). Check out the trailer below. Plot: Jill (Grey), the most exciting actress of the moment, refuses to have dinner with Nick (Wood), a fan who won a date with her in an Internet contest organized by the distributor of her latest film. In return, a guy named Chord, posing as Jill's campaign manager, helps Nick to follow in the footsteps of the actress from his own computer. Nick starts a game in which he realizes that he's only a puppet into the manic plans devised by Chord, to hunt down the star. The new film is directed by Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes) and is set to hit theaters on September 29th. Trailer: »
With the movie Open Windows, Timecrimes writer/director Nacho Vigalondo goes deep into experimenting with form as Elijah Wood continues his very entertaining run of genre films. The film features Wood as the super-fan of an actress played by Sasha Grey. The guy gets a window into the life of his favorite person, only to find […]
The post New ‘Open Windows’ Trailer Is Tense and Fast-Paced appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
One of the main attractions at South by Southwest for thriller fans this year was Open Windows, from Timecrimes and Extraterrestrial director Nacho Vigalondo. The flick, which stars Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey, earned generally positive reviews there and at Fantasia, though our own reviewer Matt Donato had mixed things to say.
Handing the film two and a half stars, he commented that, “Open Windows spams audiences with an overload of development without much explanation, much like those information-less ads claiming to solve your impotency problem with a magic formula.” The new trailer for the movie, below, definitely imparts a sense of visual overload, heavily showcasing Open Windows‘ unusual visual style.
Here’s the synopsis:
Jill, the most exciting actress of the moment, refuses to have dinner with Nick, a fan who won a date with her in an Internet contest organized by the distributor of her latest film. In return, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Last year we got a tease of the unique web-based indie thriller Open Windows from Timecrimes director Nacho Vigolando. In the film, Elijah Wood finds himself in a game of cat and mouse as a computer nerd who is a big fan of a young actress (Sasha Grey), but sadly had a contest dinner with his celebrity crush canceled. Suddenly the young man gets hacked by a dude with a weird agenda, claiming he's helping him get what he wants, and soon he's getting much closer access to the actress than he ever thought possible. But things start taking an even creepier edge, as you can see in the quick newly debuted trailer. Watch below! Here's the new trailer for Nacho Vigalondo's Open Windows from YouTube: Jill (Sasha Grey) is a famous actress who has refused to have dinner with Nick (Elijah Wood), a fan who won a date »
- Ethan Anderton
"The Net," "Firewall," "Transcendence," "Hackers," "WarGames"....they've all tried to teach us the same lesson: computers can be bad news in the wrong hands. One mouse click, and you could be in deep trouble, and that's pretty much the entire premise of "Open Windows" which takes you online for a slightly silly thriller. Directed by Nacho Vigalondo ("Timecrimes," "Extraterrestrial"), the movie tells the story of computer nerd (Elijah Wood), who is a big fan of a young actress (Sasha Grey). But the young man gets hacked by a dude with a weird agenda, and soon he's getting much closer access to the actress than he ever thought possible. Catching the film at the Fantasia Film Festival, our own Nik Grozdanovic wrote in his review, " the construction is clever enough to keep you interested until the end, even if the clearest message you end up taking away from the movie is how you should. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We’re nearing September, which means we’re getting close to Alamo Drafthouse’s 10th annual Fantastic Fest. The film festival held in Austin, Texas is one of the most interesting and exciting fests around. Catering to hardcore cinephiles with a little bit of an interest in the strange, Fantastic Fest features a bevy of some of the best new horror films, indie thrillers, dark comedies, and low-budget sci-fi. Last year some of the best films included at the fest were Afflicted, Borgman, Jodorowsky’s Dune, The Sacrament, Blue Ruin, Grand Piano, We Are What We Are, A Field in England, The Congress, and Big Bad Wolves. In 2011 Fantastic Fest was one of the places to see Adam Wingard’s amazing You’re Next before it was shelved until it’s official release just last year.
Now the initial lineup for the 2014 festival has been announced and as always it looks very promising. »
- Max Molinaro
Our favorite film festival in the world is nigh. Later next month, Austin, Texas will host hundreds of genre fans for Fantastic Fest 2014!! We have the full list which includes the Us Premiere of Tusk as well as the World Premieres of ABCs of Death 2 and Horsehead. These won’t be all the films that will play the 10th anniversary of the film festival but it would be enough if it was. Look forward to more announcement waves of programming and don’t forget to follow up with our predictions that we made last week. I have added trailers above the film titles, if available. If the trailer is not available, there will be a still above the title.
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- Andy Triefenbach
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