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'Sins of Our Youth': Film Review

A morality play whose lesson will be unneeded by most if not all viewers, Gary Entin's Sins of Our Youth argues that playing with automatic weapons in the back yard is a bad idea — especially when it's dark, and you and your friends have spent all night drinking. On the off-chance you should find yourself in this situation and must deal with the likely result, try not to latch on to the most stupid idea floated as to how to avoid going to jail. Though the film works hard to squeeze credible tension out of its teen protagonists' predicament, moviegoers...
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‘Sins of Our Youth’ Exclusive Clip: Four Teens Accidentally Murder a Young Boy and Struggle in the Aftermath

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‘Sins of Our Youth’ Exclusive Clip: Four Teens Accidentally Murder a Young Boy and Struggle in the Aftermath
In an age of mass shootings when the debate over gun control rages on, some recent films, such as Jessica Chastain’s new film “Miss Sloane” tackle the subject head on. Another new film “Sins of Our Youth” also explores this topic, capturing the intersection of gun culture and foolish adolescence. The film follows four teenagers who accidentally murder a younger boy while shooting off assault weapons recreationally, and the perilous decisions they make in the aftermath of the murder. In a moment of desperation and fear, the four teenagers drunkenly construct a plan reminiscent of a video-game plot, but it’s only a catalyst for more confusion and pain. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

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The film is directed by Gary Entin and written by his twin brother Edmund Entin,
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Lindsey Gort Tapped For ‘Heaven Sent'; Katie Garfield Joins ‘Birth Of A Nation': Film Castings

Lindsey Gort Tapped For ‘Heaven Sent'; Katie Garfield Joins ‘Birth Of A Nation': Film Castings
Lindsey Gort (The Carrie Diaries) has just been cast as the female lead of Edmund Entin and Gary Entin’s Heaven Sent. In the romantic comedy for MarVista Entertainment, Gort will play Sarah Fitzpatrick, who discovers her name is missing from a list of people waiting to be admitted to into heaven. Without even being given the time to come to terms with her death, she’s sent back to Earth as an angel to find out why she’s been left off the list — and the only person who can…
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Film Review: ‘Geography Club’

Film Review: ‘Geography Club’
An Lgbt movie for the “Glee” crowd (minus the musical numbers), “Geography Club” sports a clever concept but also a built-in marketing problem: A group of high schoolers choose the nerdiest name possible for their new club, hoping their homophobic classmates won’t realize it’s really a front for the school’s first Gay-Straight Alliance. But given the clunky title, how to message what this well-meaning meller is really about to its target audience? It helps that this kinda-corny acceptance-oriented pic was adapted from a book series, which means self-questioning teens should be able to sniff it out now that it’s available on DVD.

Directed in that semi-frank, mostly square ABC Family style by first-timer Gary Entin (whose twin brother Edmund penned the script), the feature retains just enough of novelist Brent Hartinger’s no-nonsense style (think Judy Bloom for queer readers) to give it cred. The story
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Geography Club review: mapping the teen terror of being weird

A gentle, positive high-school drama about how little courage it actually takes to break through adolescent panicky silence and embrace everyone’s differences. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

High school is hard enough even if you don’t have any secrets. So when brainy Russell (Cameron Deane Stewart: Pitch Perfect) and star football player Kevin (Justin Deeley: Couples Retreat) — both of them just as adorable as is possible — are accidentally discovered in their first kiss by their classmate Min (Ally Maki: Step Up 3D), they’re mortified. And when she leaves notes in their lockers telling them to come to a classroom after school, they’re terrified: Is she going to blackmail them? Turns out she is starting a private support group for the school’s gay and lesbian students…
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Cameron Deane Stewart Brings “Geography Club’s” Russel Middlebrook To Life

(l-r) Alex Newell, Nikki Blonsky, Cameron Deane Stewart, Ally Maki and Teo Olivarea

Even though a lot of us have put our coming out process behind us, there are also a lot of people, young and old, who are dealing with it now or will very soon and the new film, Geography Club, is the kind of movie that appeals to everyone.

Based on former AfterElton editor Brent Hartinger’s first book in the Russel Middlebrook series, the film version was written by Edmund Entin and directed by his brother, Gary Entin. The central role of Russel is played by Cameron Dean Stewart (Pitch Perfect) who brings a realness and honesty to his portrayal of a teenager trying desperately to connect with other people.

The film, which won the Audience Award for Best Feature at this summer’s Outfest, also stars Justin Deeley (Drop Dead Diva) as Russel’s love interest,
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Ya Adaptation Geography Club Handles Serious Issues With a Light Touch

Ya Adaptation Geography Club Handles Serious Issues With a Light Touch
When Russell Middlebrook (Cameron Deane Stewart), a shy high school sophomore, and Kevin (Justin Deeley), king of the jocks, share their first kiss, it's true love. (Isn't it always?)

What follows isn't likely to surprise, but this adaptation of Brent Hartinger's popular young adult novel (the first in a series) handles serious issues with a light touch, and should resonate with adolescents.

Russell freaks when Min (Ally Maki), who witnessed the kiss, invites him to join her in an unofficial, three-member gay students club, but he gradually warms to the idea.

Director Gary Entin and his brother, screenwriter Edmund Entin, in their feature debuts, have made a movie where the black gay kid is fat and sassy, and where even the bullies appear to be fulfilling the st...
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Lucas Till And Joel Courtney Will Cover Up A Murder In Sins Of Our Youth

Gun control is a hot button issue in this country, and it.ll probably be that way for the next hundred years without a clear resolution. And while I.m glad Hollywood has for the most part been keeping a wide berth around films that center on school shootings, the upcoming teen drama Sins of Our Youth is bound to get people uncomfortable in one way or another. Deadline reports it already has a full cast, including Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class), Joel Courtney (Super 8), and former Brat Packer Ally Sheedy, and will begin filming soon. So we.ll know sooner rather than later just what kind of reaction the film will get. Sins of Our Youth will be directed by Gary Entin, based on a screenplay written by his twin brother Edmund Entin. (The duo worked on this year.s comedy Geography Club.) It is being produced by
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Courtney, Till, Sheedy Commit "Sins"

Joel Courtney ("A Good Day To Die Hard"), Lucas Till ("X-Men: First Class") and Ally Sheedy ("The Breakfast Club") have joined the cast of Gary Entin's teen drama "Sins Of Our Youth".

The story focuses on four teenage boys who accidentally kill a younger boy while shooting off rifles.

As the quartet tries to deal with the killing, things take an even darker turn. Edmund Entin penned the script.

Michael Huffington is producing, and filming begins this week in Las Vegas.

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Kate Winslet and Judy Davis Lead The Dressmaker; Lucas Till, Joel Courtney, and Ally Sheedy to Star in Sins Of Our Youth

Always a nice casting report when you can open with Kate Winslet: Kate Winslet and Judy Davis have signed on to star in The Dressmaker, a project that Australian writer/director Jocelyn Moorhouse (Proof) describes as "Unforgiven with a sewing machine." Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class), Joel Courtney (Super 8), and Ally Sheedy have signed on to star opposite Mitchel Musso, Bridger Zadina, Grant Harvey, and newcomer Dani Knights in Sins of Our Youth, the story of four teenage boys who accidentally murder a young boy. Twin brothers Edmund Entin and Gary Entin will write and direct. Hit the jump for more on both projects. The Dressmaker is based on the book by Rosalie Ham. THR reports Winslet will play a skilled couturier who, after many years in Europre, returns to her small hometown in Australia where she was accused of murder as a child: "She wishes to make amends with her eccentric mother,
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Lucas Till Finds Sins Of Our Youth

Lucas Till Finds Sins Of Our Youth
He’s part of the sprawling cast of men and mutants for X-Men Days Of Future Past, but Lucas Till is thinking about something more down to earth for a new movie. The man also known as Alex Summers has signed on to star in Sins Of Our Youth.Gary Entin is directing the indie drama, based on a script by his brother Edmund, who worked with him on Geography Club. Sins follows the fallout from a tragedy when four teenagers shooting rifles accidentally kill a younger lad. When the quartet tries to deal with the incident, everything just gets darker and darker.Super 8’s Joel Courtney and teen movie veteran Ally Sheedy are also cast in the film, which should be cranking its cameras in Las Vegas this week.Till, who last appeared in Stoker, has a rash of films lined up awaiting release including tech thriller Paranoia
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Lucas Till, Joel Courtney, Ally Sheedy Join ‘Sins of Our Youth’

Lucas Till, Joel Courtney, Ally Sheedy Join ‘Sins of Our Youth’
X-Men” star Lucas Till, Joel Courtney and Ally Sheedy will star in teen drama “Sins of Our Youth” with shooting about to start in Las Vegas.

Michael Huffington, the former politician who’s become a movie producer, is producing via his Huffington Pictures banner.

Mitchel Musso, Bridger Zadina, Grant Harvey and Dani Knights also star. Gary Entin is directing from a script by his twin brother, Edmund, in the story of four teenage boys who accidentally kill a young boy while recreationally shooting assault rifles.

“Sins” re-teams the Entins with Huffington following their collaboration on “Geography Club,” which was recently acquired by Breaking Glass. Huffington also produced “Grassroots,” a film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, and Michael Mohan’s romantic comedy “Save the Date,” which premiered at Sundance last year and was acquired by IFC Films.

Till is reprising his role as Alex Summers/Havok in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.
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Lucas Till, Joel Courtney and Ally Sheedy Join Sins of Our Youth

Lucas Till, Joel Courtney and Ally Sheedy Join Sins of Our Youth
Huffington Pictures has tapped Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class, Paranoia), Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club), to star in the teen drama Sins of Our Youth. The film is based on an original screenplay by Edmund Entin and directed by Gary Entin. Michael Huffington is producing under his Huffington Pictures banner. Principal photography will begin this week on location in and around Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sins of Our Youth is the story of four teenage boys who accidentally murder a young boy while recreationally shooting assault rifles. The film follows the perilous decisions they make in the wake of the murder in a moment of desperation, paranoia, and fear that their lives are over due to the certain eventuality of the death penalty. The four teenagers construct a "plan" that leads them down an even darker path.

Mitchel Musso (Hannah Montana: The Movie, Monster House), Bridger Zadina
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Lucas Till to Lead Sins of Youth Cast

Huffington Pictures announced this morning that they have set Lucas Till ( X-Men: First Class , Paranoia ), Joel Courtney ( Super 8 ) and Ally Sheedy ( The Breakfast Club ) to star in the teen drama Sins of Our Youth . The film is based on an original screenplay by Edmund Entin and directed by Gary Entin. Michael Huffington is producing under his Huffington Pictures banner. Principal photography will begin this week on location in and around Las Vegas, Nevada. Sins of Our Youth is the story of four teenage boys who accidently murder a young boy while recreationally shooting assault rifles. The film follows the perilous decisions they make in the wake of the murder in a moment of desperation, paranoia, and fear that their lives are over due to the certain eventuality of the...
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Breaking Glass Pictures Picks Up North American Rights to 'Geography Club' (Exclusive)

Breaking Glass Pictures Picks Up North American Rights to 'Geography Club' (Exclusive)
Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights for Geography Club, the film based on Brent Hartinger's best selling  Ya novel, from Shoreline Entertainment.   Starring Deane Stewart (Pitch Perfect), Justin Deeley (Drop Dead Diva) and Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), the pic recently won the audience award for best first feature at Los Angeles Outfest. Directed by Gary Entin and written by Edmund Entin, Geography Club will be released in early 2014. The film is produced by Huffington Pictures' Michael Huffington (ex-husband of Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington) and follows a group of high schoolers who are discovering their

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Meme: Ultron To Battle The Avengers, “Geography Club” Picks Up Outfest Award, Helen Mirren Would Make a Great Mom

The sequel to The Avengers will be titled Avengers: Age of Ultron, centering around the robotic villain from the comics. This led to questions about Hank Pym of course, which Joss Whedon addressed. “We don’t have to have him. It works very simply — this is Marvel cinema, not Marvel comics. One thing Kevin Feige has a genius for is knowing what to hold onto and what to let go of. You can invoke the feeling you had and play with the characters you love and remain true to the needs of the film.”

The Marvel panel also showed insane footage from Guardians of the Galaxy, which only began shooting a couple of weeks ago. They had footage of a jail break, a shirtless Starlord, and yes, a talking raccoon. For Thor: The Dark World, Tom Hiddleston took the stage as Loki and turned the crowd into his own army.
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Geography Club Begins Production in Los Angeles

Geography Club, based on Brent Hartinger's best-selling young adult novel, has begun production on locations in and around Los Angeles, it was announced today by producer Michael Huffington.

Geography Club is a Huffington Pictures production. Written by Edmund Entin and directed by Gary Entin, the comedy is a smart, fast-moving account of contemporary teenagers as they navigate the clique mined landscape of Goodkind High School.

Michael Huffington and Anthony Bretti are producing Geography Club, which stars Cameron Deane Stewart, Justin Deeley, Andrew Caldwell, Allie Gonino, Meaghan Jette Martin, Ally Maki and Nikki Blonsky, with Marin Hinkle and Ana Gasteyer and Scott Bakula.

The executive producers are Bryan Leder. The co-executive producers are Joe Dain and John Schwartz. The director of photography is Matthew Irving, the casting director is Alyson Silverberg and the editor is {no_person.

Cameron Deane Stewart soon will be seen in the film Pitch Perfect for Universal.
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DVD Review: Seconds Apart

Title: Seconds Apart Directed by: Antonio Negret Starring: Orlando Jones, Edmund Entin and Gary Entin Running time: 89 minutes, Rated R Seth and Jonah are twins with telekinesis and have a fondness for video camera voyeurism. When the stars of the football team are found dead after a completed game of Russian Roulette, Detective Lampkin (Jones) sees them as prime suspects and the twins’ classmates and strangers they encounter begin to die in bizarre ways. Jonah’s relationship with the new girl in school causes a rift of jealousy and mistrust that threatens their bond and their “project.” Edmund and Gary Entin are perfectly creepy in the roles that seemed were...
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DVD Review - Seconds Apart (2011)

Seconds Apart, 2011.

Directed by Antonio Negret.

Starring Orlando Jones, Edmund Entin and Gary Entin.

Synopsis:

Damned from the moments of their births, two brothers possess a gruesome talent for telekinesis - a power they use in the most horrific ways imaginable.

If cinema history has taught us anything, it’s that twins are scary as hell and not to be trusted. Case in point is Seconds Apart, a chiller/thriller from Colombian director Antonio Negret and first-time feature writer George Richards.

The twins in question are played by real life twins Gary and Edmund Entin who are quite simply excellent in their roles. They are genuinely creepy and feel like a cross between Ricky Fitts from American Beauty and the Grady Daughters from The Shining. While their dialogue feels fairly forced and clichéd, the Entin twins do a very good job of making the content fit the bill.

The Entins
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Seconds Apart and Feeling Fear: A Movie Review

*here be some spoilers.

Director: Antonio Negret.

Writer: George Richards.

After Dark Films went into production on several horror films, which have mostly released in late 2010 and early 2011. Seconds Apart is one of the latest After Dark Originals to be released and this horror film moved to DVD May 24th. This is one of director Antonio Negret's first features and from early in the film, one knows this film is going to be a tragedy. If the mention of Aristotle's Poetics does not tip you off, then the screaming victims will. There is so much to cover in this excellent film, but focusing on the twins, their abilities and their desire to feel fear seems an appropriate start.

The film begins with Seth (Gary Entin) and Jonah (Edumund Entin) attending a party, which later leads to a brutal game of Russian Roullette. Few survive this dangerous game and later,
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