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19 items from 2014


Witching & Bitching | Blu-ray Review

21 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia returns with Witching and Bitching, a nod to his particular brand of zany, over-the-top genre comedy that marked some of his better known titles from 1990s, particularly The Day of the Beast (1995). Bigger budgets and a cadre of returning cast members from his filmography make his latest film of a higher pedigree than those roughhewn beginnings, but the director still insists on bloating his running time as an overstuffed extravaganza. As usual, this gilds the energetic exuberance to a desensitizing mass of standout moments rising out of chintzy, cheeseball antics.

Disguised as live street performers in Madrid, Jose (Hugo Silva) and Tony (Mario Casas) hold up a jewel shop and steal a bunch of gold rings. Jose is desperate to flee with his son from ex-wife Silvia (Macarena Gomez) since he’s tired of paying alimony. While several of their street performing cohorts are »

- Nicholas Bell

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Witching & Bitching DVD Release Date & Cover Art

25 September 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On the run after a bank heist, José and Tony need a place to lay low for awhile, especially since a handful of hostages and José’s son are along for the ride. They stop at a small tavern in the countryside, but they would have been better off turning themselves over to the law, as their pitstop is inhabited by a coven of merciless, wicked witches in IFC Midnight’s Witching & Bitching, coming to DVD in the Us on October 14th.

“When a bank heist in the city doesn’t all go according to plan, Jose and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain, hoping to quietly slip over the border. Not wanting to give up his custody days to his ex-wife, Jose has also brought his son along for both the robbery and the ride. Little do they know that »

- Derek Anderson

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Witching & Bitching Review

14 June 2014 1:07 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I’ve been hyping Álex de la Iglesia’s Witching & Bitching (Las Brujas De Zugarramurdi) awfully hard around these parts, so it brings me great pleasure to finally announce that I’ve seen the film, I love the film, and I no longer have to fear slinking away with my tail between my legs. Yes, once again De la Iglesia exemplifies why he’s one of the most interesting Spanish filmmakers currently churning out foreign cinema, adopting frantic storytelling much like Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez might dream up. Witches aren’t an easy cult for horror fans to fall in love with, despite being a prolific symbol for scares, but De la Iglesia thrives where most falter. You don’t name your film Witching & Bitching unless you can live up to such brazen, confident titling, and thankfully, the outlandish filmmaker does.

Many fables surround the Spanish town of Zugarramurdi, »

- Matt Donato

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Check out New Posters and the First Five Minutes of Witching and Bitching

11 June 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

This Friday marks IFC Midnight's theatrical and VOD release of Alex de la Iglesia's Witching and Bitching (review), which promises to be one of the most batshit crazy experiences any of us have ever witnessed.

While we wait, we've got some goodies in store for you today, which should whet your appetite for the madness!

Check out a new poster and even a motion poster below, courtesy of Latino Review, as well as the first five minutes of the flick, per Crave Online!

The ensemble cast boasts some of Spain’s biggest film and TV stars, such as Mario Casas (I Want You), Hugo Silva (Sex, Parties and Lies), and Carmen Maura, who earned a Best Actress award at San Sebastian in 2000 for her role in Commonwealth. Further cast members are Terele Pavez, Carolina Bang, Secun de la Rosa, Pepon Nieto, and Jaime Ordonez.

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- John Squires

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Exclusive: New Poster and Motion Poster for 'Witching & Bitching'

11 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Latino-Review has been provided with an Exclusive look at the poster and motion poster for IFC Midnight’s "Witching & Bitching" starring Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Pepón Nieto, Carolina Bang, Terele Pávez, and Jaime Ordóñez.

The film is directed by Álex de la Iglesia from a screenplay he and Jorge Guerricaechevarría wrote.

When a bank heist in the city doesn’t all go according to plan, José and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain, hoping to quietly slip over the border. Not wanting to give up his custody days to his ex-wife, José has also brought his son along, for both the robbery and the ride. Little do they know that this is only the beginning of their troubles. When they decide to make a stop in a small tavern in the Basque countryside, the group encounters a series of local wackos. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Witching & Bitching Movie Review

9 June 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Witching & Bitching (Las brujas de Zugarramurdi) IFC Midnight Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  B Director: Álex de la Iglesia Screenplay:  Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Álex de la Iglesia Cast:  Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Pepón Nieto, Gabriel Ángel Delgado, Carolina Bang, Terele Pávez, Jaime Ordóñez Screened at:    Review 1, NYC, 5/29/14 Opens:  June 13, 2014 When Arthur Miller wrote “The Crucible,” he presented us with a crackerjack story of actual events: the Salem Witch trials in which a relatively small number of people were burned at the stake, some after being outed by children.  The play had no humor to speak of, it was deadly  [ Read More ]

The post Witching & Bitching Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Harvey Karten

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New Poster for Witching & Bitching

22 May 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In Witching & Bitching, two bank robbers and their hostages find out the hard way that the birthplace of witchcraft is not a town you want to be a tourist in. A new poster has been unveiled for this riotous-looking horror comedy due out in June.

“When a bank heist in the city doesn’t all go according to plan, José and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain, hoping to quietly slip over the border. Not wanting to give up his custody days to his ex-wife, José has also brought his son along, for both the robbery and the ride. Little do they know that this is only the beginning of their troubles. When they decide to make a stop in a small tavern in the Basque countryside, the group encounters a series of local wackos. Falling victim to a mysterious spell, »

- Derek Anderson

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New Witching and Bitching Artwork is All Smiles

21 May 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

IFC Midnight has just unleashed some new artwork and a motion poster for Alex De la Iglesia's latest foray into absolute and total lunacy, Witching and Bitching (review), and we have one of the two for ya right here with directions to the other. We're good like that!

IFC Midnight announced a June 13 VOD release for Alex de la Iglesia’s horror comedy Witching & Bitching. Witching's ensemble cast boasts some of Spain’s biggest film and TV stars, such as Mario Casas (I Want You), Hugo Silva (Sex, Parties and Lies), and Carmen Maura, who earned a Best Actress award at San Sebastian in 2000 for her role in Commonwealth. Further cast members are Terele Pavez, Carolina Bang, Secun de la Rosa, Pepon Nieto, and Jaime Ordonez.

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When a bank heist in the city doesn't all go according to plan, José and Tony find themselves in possession of some »

- Steve Barton

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Review: Witching & Bitching

19 May 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Director Álex de la Iglesia has been making his brand of satire filled stylistic dramas for the past twenty years, yet he is still relatively unknown stateside. “The Last Circus” and “800 Bullets” are his most recognized works, but it may be the frenzied “Witching and Bitching” that draws the most attention from genre fans looking for something different. With a blend of melodrama meeting horror, de la Iglesia produces a bizarre and humorous excursion.

Jose (Hugo Silva) is a struggling father trying to make the best for his 8-year-old son Sergio (Gabriel Delgado). Unfortunately, Jose’s idea for making a better life involves a daylight robbery of a jewelry store with Sergio playing accomplice along with his partner Tony (Mario Casas). Things don’t go as smoothly as Jose would like, but he narrowly escapes capture in a cab and takes the driver Manuel (Jaime Ordóñez) hostage. The group is »

- Monte Yazzie

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Cannes: Apaches, Atresmedia Team for ‘Toro’ (Exclusive)

18 May 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“The Impossible” producer Apaches Ent. is teaming with Spain’s Atresmedia Cine (“I Want You,” “Red Lights”), Zircocine (“Operation-e”) and Escandalo Films (“Eva”) to produce “Toro,” which looks set to raise the bar of full-on upscale action thrillers coming out of Spain.

Sold by Film Factory at Cannes, “Toro” marks director Kike Maillo’s follow-up to “Eva,” Spain’s first robot movie that was sold widely by Wild Bunch, with the Weinstein Co acquiring U.S. rights.

Written by up-and-coming scribes Fernando Navarro (“Anacleto: Secret Agent”) and Rafael Cobos (“Unit 7,” “Marshland”) “Toro” stars two of Spain’s most popular actors, Mario Casas (“Unit 7”) and Luis Tosar (“Miami Vice.”) Claudia Vega (“Eva”) co-stars.

Billed as hyper-realistic, Maillo’s sophomore pic stars Mario Casas as Toro, an ex-con going straight until his brother, who owes money to the mob, embroils him a frenetic, violent and wild escape that endangers his and his niece’s lives. »

- John Hopewell

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Cannes: Film Factory to Distribute Romance ‘Palm Trees in the Snow’

14 May 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As Cannes kicks off, Film Factory has closed world sales rights to romance “Palm Trees in the Snow.” Pic is backed by “Buried” producer Adrian Guerra and Atresmedia Cine, whose credits include Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” “I Want You” and “Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang.”

Warner Bros. will release “Palm Trees” in Spain on 500 screens in December 2015. Principal photography kicks off in July in Spain and Colombia. Film Factory presents a teaser promo at Cannes.

One of Spain’s biggest productions of the year, “Palm Trees” is written by “The Impossible” and “Orphanage” scribe Sergio Sanchez. It’s set in the last days of the Spanish colonies in Africa, following a star-crossed love, with the consequences of that love reaching into the 21st century.

Fernando Gonzalez Molina directs, coming off Spanish box office hits “Three Meters Above the Sky” and “I Want You.” “Palm Trees” stars two »

- John Hopewell

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New Witching & Bitching Trailer Conjures Some Hard-Rocking Horror

8 May 2014 9:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you’re a horror comedy fan, you absolutely must have Álex de la Iglesia’s Witching & Bitching on your radar. The man responsible for The Last Circus, one of my favorite clown revenge movies in the last decade, is taking his darkly comedic talents to a horror subgenre that’s become a cranky afterthought – witches. You know, those female sorcerers who mix an eye of newt into magic caldrons, whipping up potions and whatnot? If there’s one thing I can guarantee, it’s that De la Iglesia won’t be making a Hocus Pocus sequel – driven home by an old hag with metal teeth seen the film’s subtitled theatrical trailer, located below.

Following a group of jewelry thieves who are hunted by a pack of witches (duh), De la Iglesia appears to have mixed hefty doses of action and comedy into this pseudo horror film, as this »

- Matt Donato

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Watch the Trailer for Witching & Bitching

8 May 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

IFC recently revealed that they’ll be releasing the latest film from The Last Circus director, Álex de la Iglesia, on June 13th. Titled Witching & Bitching, we have a look at a brand newUS theatrical trailer:

“When a bank heist in the city doesn’t all go according to plan, José and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain, hoping to quietly slip over the border. Not wanting to give up his custody days to his ex-wife, José has also brought his son along, for both the robbery and the ride. Little do they know that this is only the beginning of their troubles. When they decide to make a stop in a small tavern in the Basque countryside, the group encounters a series of local wackos. Falling victim to a mysterious spell, they soon find themselves the honored guests of a »

- Jonathan James

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Official Trailer Begins Witching and Bitching

7 May 2014 5:50 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

IFC Midnight has just unleashed the official U.S. trailer for Alex De la Iglesia's latest foray into absolute and total lunacy, Witching and Bitching (review), and we have it for you right here free from hexes and incessant complaining!

IFC Midnight announced a June 13 VOD release for Alex de la Iglesia’s horror comedy Witching & Bitching. Witching's ensemble cast boasts some of Spain’s biggest film and TV stars, such as Mario Casas (I Want You), Hugo Silva (Sex, Parties and Lies), and Carmen Maura, who earned a Best Actress award at San Sebastian in 2000 for her role in Commonwealth. Further cast members are Terele Pavez, Carolina Bang, Secun de la Rosa, Pepon Nieto, and Jaime Ordonez.

Synopsis

When a bank heist in the city doesn't all go according to plan, José and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain, »

- Steve Barton

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IFC Midnight Bringing Witching and Bitching and Beneath to Light in June

2 May 2014 3:52 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Two films we've been talking about for a long while, Witching and Bitching and Beneath, will be getting released this June courtesy of IFC Midnight. Read on for details and more.

IFC Midnight announced a June 13 VOD release for Alex de la Iglesia’s horror comedy Witching & Bitching. Witching's ensemble cast boasts some of Spain’s biggest film and TV stars, such as Mario Casas (I Want You), Hugo Silva (Sex, Parties and Lies), and Carmen Maura, who earned a Best Actress award at San Sebastian in 2000 for her role in Commonwealth. Further cast members are Terele Pavez, Carolina Bang, Secun de la Rosa, Pepon Nieto, and Jaime Ordonez.

The flick centers on a band of thieves trying to flee to France after purloining 25,000 gold rings from a Spanish city. A curse is placed on them, and they fall into the clutches of the witches of the Navarrese town of Zugarramurdi. »

- Steve Barton

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Badass New Poster for Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014

4 April 2014 2:46 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Texas Frightmare Weekend is proud to reveal its 2014 poster, created in cooperation with Mondo, America’s finest purveyors of cinematic artwork. Tfw’s 2014 poster celebrates two of this year’s festival’s biggest draws...

...the Hellraiser series and George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, masterfully combined by iconic horror artist Gary Pullin. A very limited number of only 100 posters will be printed for this year’s convention, making them the show’s hottest collectors item. Available only at the show itself, quantities will be limited to two per customer.

From the Press Release

Texas Frightmare Weekend is back for blood May 2nd through the 4th, offering up more celebrity guests, more vendors, and the continuation of its wildly popular free film screenings to all Tfw passholders! Continuing last year’s partnership, Texas Frightmare Weekend is monstrously proud to re-team with IFC Midnight and present a gruesome twosome of »

- Steve Barton

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Full Schedule Unveiled for The Stanley Film Festival

3 April 2014 3:02 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Shine on, kids! The full schedule for the Stanley Film Festival, which runs at the iconic and historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Co, April 24-27, has been announced; and we have all the details you need right here. Dig it!

From the Press Release

The Stanley Film Festival (Sff), produced by the Denver Film Society and presented by NBC Universal's Chiller, announced today its Opening Night film and several special event highlights and experiences taking place at the four-day event (April 24-27, 2014).

The Stanley Film Festival celebrates the best in independent horror cinema at the hotel that inspired The Shining. The Festival will host a full slate of films, panels, competitions, and special events - all at the beautiful and historically haunted Stanley Hotel.

The Stanley Film Festival will open Thursday, April 24, with a Gala Presentation of an original documentary from EPiX, Doc of the Dead. Directed by Colorado »

- Steve Barton

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The Stanley Film Festival Announces Full Program, Including The Sacrament, Dead Snow 2

3 April 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Stanley Hotel launched its first annual Stanley Film Festival last year and put together an impressive group of horror films and guests. After initially announcing Doc of the Dead as their opening film, we now have the full programming list, which includes screenings of The Sacrament, Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead, and much more:

“The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today its full line-up and schedule. As previously announced, Doc of the Dead will open Sff. The festival, taking place April 24-27, will close with the mockumentary from Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), What We Do In The Shadows, about a house of vampires trying to get back in touch with modern society. Throughout the four-day celebration of the best in horror cinema, Sff will showcase a full slate of features, shorts, panels, »

- Jonathan James

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IFC Midnight Teams Up with Texas Frightmare Weekend for Exclusive Screenings

28 March 2014 12:29 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

With a jam-packed lineup of stars, this year's Texas Frightmare Weekend was already looking to be a must-attend event, and the convention has just gotten a big time upgrade in the form of a partnership with IFC Midnight.

Read on for all the details, which are sure to have you planning a trip to rattlesnake country!

From the Press Release

Texas Frightmare Weekend is back for blood May 2nd through the 4th, offering up more celebrity guests, more vendors, and the continuation of its wildly popular free film screenings to all Tfw passholders! Continuing last year’s partnership, Texas Frightmare Weekend is monstrously proud to re-team with IFC Midnight and present a gruesome twosome of new horror films from two specialists in the genre!

Texas Frightmare Weekend welcomes a stellar duo of hotly anticipated chillers with Ben Ketai’s subterranean terror opus Beneath and Álex de la Iglesia’s epic »

- John Squires

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