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LevelFILM have now released Jesse Zwick's "Big Chill"-inspired directorial debut "About Alex" on DVD, starring Aubrey Plaza, Maggie Grace, Jason Ritter, Max Greenfield, Max Minghella, Jane Levy and Nate Parker:
"...seven college friends reunite over a three-day weekend, after one of them has an emotional breakdown. When the friends get together to keep an eye on 'Alex' (Ritter), the weekend that ensues will renew old crushes and resentments...
"...shine light on bad decisions, and ultimately push friendships and relationships to the brink as the group tries to speculate when the simple life of their college years turned so muddy and complex..."
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- Michael Stevens
Horns is in theaters and On-Demand just in time to quench your fantasy withdrawal now that Halloween has come and gone. Last week, Wamg sat down with star Daniel Radcliffe in a small press conference to talk about his role of Ig in the film, Sharknado 2 : The Second One (because, why not?), and his sweet flow on ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.’ Check it out below.
Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance. The film follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter” films), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their »
- Melissa Howland
Director: Alexandre Aja
Running Time: 120 minutes
Synopsis: In the aftermath of his girlfriend’s mysterious death, a young man named Ig (Daniel Radcliffe), awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his temples. Naturally, the locals see this as a sign of his guilt and reason that the Devil has claimed him. But there’s an intriguing side effect.
Upon initial inspection, Horns may seem like a slightly off-kilter career choice for the former boy wizard Daniel Radcliffe. After spending ten years in Hogwarts with his fellow witches and wizards, many Potter fans would no doubt be delighted to see the British actor take on a far more family-friendly role. However, it is with great relief that I can say…Mr Radcliffe has most certainly shed his invisibility cloak for good with this deliciously twisted fantasy horror. Of course, it does »
- Ben Read
Cameras are now rolling on the big screen adaptation of Liz Jensen’s bestselling 2004 novel, The 9th Life Of Louis Drax. Marking the screenwriting debut of Max Minghella – an actor, whose credits include The Social Network, The Ides Of March and Horns – the supernatural thriller is being helmed by Alexandre Aja (2006’s The Hills Have Eyes), and stars Jamie Dornan (The Fall, Fifty Shades Of Grey), Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis, Maps To The Stars), and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad). Aiden Longworth (Hector And The Search For Happiness) features as the title character – Louis Drax.
Focusing on the titular young boy as he turns 9 years old, his birthday sees the latest in a long line of strange mishaps constitute a near-fatal fall. Louis’ primary psychologist, Dr. Allan Pascal (Dornan), tries to uncover the bizarre circumstances surrounding the accident and, as a result, delves deeper into the sinister occurrences that have marred Louis’ entire life. »
- Sarah Myles
When Merrin (Juno Temple) dies, Ignatius is the prime suspect, though he had no part in her gruesome murder. Despite his best efforts to convince the authorities and the public of his innocence, nothing sways their belief in his guilt. Making matters worse for Ignatius are the conspicuous horns that sprout from the top of his head. Alexandre Aja directed the film, which also stars Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kellie Garner, James Reman and Kathleen Quinlan.
Horns Movie Review
Reviews for Horns have been mixed, with critics taking issue with the storytelling at play. At two hours, Horns dragged on for reviewers, who felt like the concept had great potential and that certain story arcs and »
Title: Horns Director: Alexandre Aja Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kathleen Quinlan and James Remar People are often judged by their actions and the decisions they regularly make, and can find it difficult to change people’s perceptions of them. They can also be wrongfully misjudged when society has ostracized them for an act they truly didn’t commit. But filmmaker Alexandre Aja and actor Daniel Radcliffe are enchantingly exposing modern society’s contradictions about normalcy and ideas about good versus evil in their new supernatural thriller, ‘Horns.’ The horror film, which is based on Joe Hill’s 2010 novel of the same name, smartly mixes biblical subtext with dark [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
What would you do if you had the power to hear someone's else's deepest, darkest secrets? What would you do if you could bend others to your will? "Horns," the new movie by director Alexandre Aja, finds Daniel Radcliffe playing Ig, a man with just those abilities. The movie opens with Ig going through life as a suspect in the murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). As a reaction to everyone's accusations and some too-long nights drinking, Ig wakes up one morning having grown devil horns and finds himself with the ability to not only know the thoughts of others, but also to bend others to his will. As enticing as that initially may sound, it proves to not be a uniformly positive experience. Ig cannot turn his abilities on and off, and often finds out things he does not want to know. After working on the movie and »
- Josh Lasser
Ig (Daniel Radcliffe) is having a rough couple of days. The love of his life, Merrin (Juno Temple) has been brutally murdered, and since she dumped him a few hours before she met her untimely fate all signs point to him. But that’s not all that’s happening. In a deviously surreal flourish, Ig has suddenly begun to sprout horns on either side of his head—horns that can only he and his best friend Lee (Max Minghella) can see. On top of that, the horns seem to give him supernatural abilities both wanted and not, including having everyone he comes into contact with unknowingly divulging their deepest, darkest wishes to him.
Director Alexander Aja’s delightfully unconventional film Horns takes its twists and turns from there, always managing to stay one step ahead of its tonal shifts and genre mix-n-match to make for a darkly comedic murder mystery that blazes its own path. »
- Sean Hutchinson
Horns, out Friday, stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend and soon sprouts horns on his forehead and harnesses a new ability to evoke the unspeakable truths out of those he encounters — a power he tries to use to solve the crime. The Alexandre Aja adaptation of Joe Hill's 2010 "tragi-come-horror-dy" novel also features Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, Heather Graham, David Morse, Kathleen Quinlan and James Remar. See more 'Horns' Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe Gets Demonic The Dimension and Radius-twc film, produced by Red Granite Pictures and Mandalay Pictures,
- Ashley Lee
Just in time for Halloween, Daniel Radcliffe gets some special powers and couple of appendages growing from his temples in Radius’ Horns, which will be this week’s biggest rollout among specialty newcomers. The title received a warm welcome at a Cinema Society event attended by its stars this week in New York. This week’s newbies are dominated by nonfiction fare, though with some exceptions. Kino Lorber is opening French/Swiss maestro Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye To Language following a successful festival run. It has been critically acclaimed, and the company is expecting it to be a box office winner too. The 2014 Best Documentary winners from South by Southwest and Tribeca are going head-to-head in their theatrical debuts. Radius’ The Great Invisible (SXSW) opened in limited release Wednesday in an exclusively theatrical rollout, and The Orchard is bowing Point And Shoot (Tribeca) in a single NYC run. Submarine Deluxe »
- Brian Brooks
This year, the cinematic landscape is suffering from a staggering lack of scary movie product. Instead of the usual "Paranormal Activity" installment, we've got a limp haunted board-game movie in "Ouija" and a tenth anniversary re-release of the first "Saw" movie (a film that inspired countless sequels, another staple of Halloween that has evaporated by thinly mixed fake blood). But fear not! There is one late-entry scary movie, opening on Halloween day no less -- French filmmaker Alexandre Aja's "Horns."
Based on a novel by Joe Hill (whose daddy, it should be noted, is Stephen King), "Horns" stars Daniel Radcliffe as a man who, after a night of hard drinking, wakes up to find a pair of devilish knobs poking out from his forehead. What's more -- those horns cause people around him to confess their deepest fears, something which should be especially helpful since he is trying desperately »
- Drew Taylor
Directed by Alexandre Aja.
Ig Perrish wakes up after a night of heavy drinking to find himself a suspect in his girlfriend’s murder…
Here’s a film which wants to be all things to all audiences but in doing so harms the initial good work laid out by wishing to catering to everyone yet ultimately satisfying no one. Why some films cannot stand by their convictions would be a puzzle if it were not glaringly obvious they are after every last dollar they can find. They’ll say it’s a horror! It’s a comedy! It’s a thriller! It’s a whodunit! But they never tell you the truth; it’s a mess.
Horns starts off deceivingly well and treats the audience to a concept we’ve not seen »
- Gary Collinson
Daniel Radcliffe continues to make genuinely interesting and left field choices in his post-Potter career, and that's to be celebrated even if his latest project, Horns, finds him miscast and adrift within a magical realist universe that never settles on a tone.
Ig (Radcliffe) and Merrin (Juno Temple) are childhood sweethearts, sharing the kind of storybook romance that feels predestined for a messy end. When she's found murdered at the root of a tree the pair played in as children, all the evidence points to Ig. Everyone in town is treating him like he's the devil incarnate, even before he wakes up with an actual pair of horns growing out of his forehead.
The central conceit in Horns, which is adapted from Joe Hill's 2010 novel of the same name, »
Editor’s note: Friend of Icons of Fright, author Derek Botelho tackled this review of Alexandre Aja’s film adaption of the Joe Hill novel, Horns for us. Short but to the point, here is Derek’s review:
Upon reading Joe Hill’s novel Horns I recall thinking how difficult it would be to adapt into a movie. Like his father, Stephen King, it seems everything Hill writes is optioned to be turned into a film, whether it materializes is another story. Alexandre Aja’s Horns is the first of Hill’s novels to be made into a movie (a few of his stories have been made into short films) and thankfully it’s a good one!
Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is a twenty something employee at a radio station who has been accused of murdering his girlfriend. To make matters worse, he wakes up one morning growing horns out of his head. »
- Jerry Smith
Miramax, the global film and television producer and distributor, along with the film's producers AntColony Films and Brightlight Pictures announced today the start of principal photography on the supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed, Triple Nine) and Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-Man 2).
Joining Dornan, Paul and Gadon in supporting roles are Oliver Platt (X-Men: First Class, Chef, Frost/Nixon) playing Louis Drax's psychologist, Dr. Perez; Molly Parker (House of Cards, The Road) as Detective Dalton; Barbara Hershey (Black Swan, Falling Down) who will play Violet, Louis' grandmother; and Aiden Longworth (Hector and the Search for Happiness, A Christmas Story 2) in the title role of Louis Drax.
The feature screenplay, »
Steven Spielberg is gearing up his adaptation of Roald Dahl's "B.F.G.," and he's found his leading man for the titular role. Actor Mark Rylance, mostly known for his stage work, has landed the gig for a story about "a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the Bfg. The three set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world." Production will begin next year with a release date slated for July 1, 2016. [Deadline] Oliver Platt and Molly Parker have joined Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul and Sarah Gadon for Alexandre Aja's “The 9th Life of Louis Drax." Cameras are now rolling on the Max Minghella penned movie about "the titular character who suffers a near-fatal fall on his 9th birthday. Dornan will portray a doctor caring for the boy who is drawn into a mystery, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With movies like the revenge-via-circular-saw High Tension and the skin-shredding Piranha remake, director Alexandre Aja has memorably dunked his characters in the blood bucket. But Aja’s next project, an adaptation of The 9th Life of Louis Drax, is more a supernatural thriller than a blood-and-bones picture, and principal photography on the film has now begun.
“Vancouver and London, October 27, 2014 – Miramax, the global film and television producer and distributor, along with the film’s producers AntColony Films and Brightlight Pictures announced today the start of principal photography on the supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed, Triple Nine) and Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-man 2).
- Derek Anderson
Max Minghella adapted the novel by Liz Jensen. Tim Bricknell and Minghella of AntColony Films produce alongside Shawn Williamson of Brightlight Pictures and Aja. Rosanne Korenberg is the executive producer.
The 9th Life Of Louis Drax centres on a doctor’s investigation into a young boy’s near fatal fall.
Brightlight Pictures will co-produce and eOne will distribute in all media across Canada. Miramax will distribute throughout the rest of the world with Sierra/Affinity as the international sales agent.
Miramax evp of production and development Zanne Devine is overseeing the Canada-uk project on behalf of Miramax.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Longworth is portraying the title character. Platt will play Louis Drax’s psychologist, Parker will appear as a detective and Hershey will play Louis’ grandmother.
Aja is directing from Max Minghella’s screenplay, based on Liz Jensen’s novel of the same title. Producers are Tim Bricknell and Minghella of AntColony Films, Shawn Williamson of Brightlight Pictures and Aja. Rosanne Korenberg is executive producer.
Minghella’s father Anthony Minghella had been developing a “Louis Drax” movie prior to his death in 2008. He had picked up rights in 2004 with an eye to direct from his own adaptation.
The story is »
- Dave McNary
Horns Radius/TWC Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade: B+ Director: Alexandre Aja Screenplay: Keith Bunin, based on Joe Hill’s novel Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, Heather Graham, David Morse, Kathleen Quinlan, James Remar Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 9/9/14 Opens: October 31, 2014 “Horns,” or, “The Devil in Daniel Radcliffe” is targeted toward the same audience that made blockbusters of the “Twilight” series. At least that’s what two critics have said. I’m not in that group and would have to disagree, in that older adults should be just as involved in the goings-on in what starts as a romance [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
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