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2016 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Victoria Mahoney’s Chalk Rx

23 November 2015 1:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

She was on solid grounds workshopping her debut film at multiple Sundance Institute labs and it yielded notable stops at the Berlin, SXSW, Deauville Film Festivals before being released theatrically in late 2012. Victoria Mahoney‘s Chalk Rx appears to incorporate some of the signifiers and parameters found inYelling to the Sky, we are anticipating a raw depiction of youth, street life and violence. A film production that flew off the radar, Mahoney reteams with actor Shiloh Fernandez (who starred in her 2013 short Flaunt), with a cast comprised Mirrah Foulkes (David Michod’s Animal Kingdom), and a handful of newbies including Nick Valensi and Marilyn Mark. Production took place in Los Angeles this past May, so this will indeed be ready in time for 1st quarter festivals such as Sundance all the way up to Tribeca.

Gist: This follows a person making peace with their past while finding murder suspects.

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- Eric Lavallee

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Return To Sender: Win A Copy Of This Rosamund Pike Thriller

2 October 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The thriller Return To Sender, starring Rosamund Pike, came out on Blu-ray and DVD this past Tuesday. We are a bit late to the game but when it comes to free Rosamund Pike we did not think any of you would mind the wait for your chance to win a copy of this. Miranda (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl) is a dedicated nurse, an exquisite cake maker and an impeccable friend. But when she agrees to a blind date and the wrong man comes to her door...her perfect world is shattered by a brutal assault. Even after her attacker, William (Shiloh Fernandez, Evil Dead), is convicted and locked away for the crime, Miranda can't overcome the fear and trauma enough to put her orderly...

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 10 Pairs of Guaranteed Passes to ‘We Are Your Friends’ With Zac Efron

2 September 2015 12:07 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 10 pairs of guaranteed anytime movie tickets up for grabs to the new electronic music film “We Are Your Friends” starring Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski! Pick your own theatre and time!

We Are Your Friends,” which opened on Aug. 28, 2015 and is rated “R,” also stars Wes Bentley, Alex Shaffer and Shiloh Fernandez from writer and director Max Joseph (“Catfish: The TV Show”) and writer Meaghan Oppenheimer. Note: You must be 17+ to win these “R”-rated tickets.

These guaranteed anytime passes are valid now throughout Chicago/land through Sept. 17, 2015. They are valid at most major movie chains (excluding AMC) and some independent theaters. There is a locator code on the back of the passes where holders can search online to find valid local theaters. These passes will be snail mailed to our winners.

To win your free “We Are Your Friends” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Zac Efron film We Are Your Friends has one of the worst wide-release Us box office openings ever

30 August 2015 3:31 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Zac Efron's new film did manage to crack into a top ten list when it opened this weekend - unfortunately, it isn't the kind of list any actor would want to have on his resume.

We Are Your Friends opened with $1.8 million this weekend, a figure that landed the film at number four on the list of the worst wide-release debuts in box office history, reports Entertainment Weekly.

The list compiles the films that generated the worst box office openings for films that opened in 2000 theatres or more on their debut weekend.

The story of Efron's aspiring DJ trails behind 2008's Delgo and 2012's Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure, which take first and second place respectively, and also managed to score a bigger box office than last year's 10th anniversary re-release of Saw.

We Are Your Friends follows DJ Cole Carter (Efron) as he gets the chance of »

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We Are Your Friends | Review

28 August 2015 6:45 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Fair Weather Daydreams: Joseph’s Debut Mixes Surprising Energy into Vapid SoCo Slush

From its familiar yet nicely edited introductory credits, to its sweaty palmed electro enhanced climax, Max Joseph’s Bpm booming coming-of-age drama We Are Your Friends sometimes surprises by tapping into an energetic vein of youth on a precipice. But an intense focus on extra sensory visual flourishes meant to channel all the right vibes tends to distract from more important necessary developments, mainly the creation of empathetic characters. Instead, this tepid gaggle of immature San Fernando Valley bros comprises an achingly obnoxious focal point the film never recovers from, no matter how sincere lead Zac Efron desperately appeals to us as the mostly reasonable protagonist.

Cole (Efron) feels trapped in the sticky wasteland known as the San Fernando Valley. Estranged from his parents, he lives on the couch of best friend Mason (Johnny Weston). In a flash of sporadic voiceover, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Sound Off: Max Joseph's 'We Are Your Friends' - What Did You Think?

28 August 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The world is ours. Now playing in theaters everywhere is Max Joseph's We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron as a budding DJ in Los Angeles trying to make a name for himself. The fun cast in this dance music movie includes Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski as Sophie, plus Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez, Alex Shaffer and Jon Bernthal. Efron learns that he needs to trust himself to make the most of his creativity. So how is it? Does this actually have something to say? Is it worth seeing? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on We Are Your Friends. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to keep major spoilers from the film to a minimum, if possible. »

- Alex Billington

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We Are Your Friends Works. I Can’t Believe It, Either.

28 August 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

God help me, I liked The Zac Efron DJ Movie. A kind of variation on Saturday Night Fever set in the world of electronica, the film follows a young disc jockey torn between two worlds — with ambition and romance on the one side, and his loyal, scrappy friends on the other. It’s all big, dumb, broad strokes, with plot points visible from miles away. But it works where it matters: The music is fantastic, and the film invests you in its central relationship.Somewhat surprisingly, that relationship is not between aspiring DJ Cole Carter (Efron) and Sophie (Emily Ratajkowski), the beautiful Stanford dropout he falls for one night. Nor is it between Cole and his best pal, Mason (Jonny Weston, terrific), a wild-eyed free spirit always looking for an angle, or his other friends, actor–drug dealer Ollie (Shiloh Fernandez) and Squirrel (Alex Shaffer, in the Turtle role). Instead, »

- Bilge Ebiri

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We Are Your Friends – The Review

27 August 2015 5:15 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

We Are Your Friends presents a world populated by sex-and-cash-and-booze-crazed twenty-somethings who live to hear electronic music and dance the night away. Zach Effron stars as Cole, an aspiring “laptop DJ” in the San Fernando Valley. Cole has a soulless day job working for a sleazy predatory loan outfit headed by John Bernthal. Along with his three pals – aspiring actor/drug dealer Ollie (Shiloh Fernandez), loudmouth Mason (Jonny Weston), and thoughtful Squirrel (Alex Shaffer) – Cole spends his evenings promoting parties, spinning music, and ingesting drugs. A friendship develops between Cole and bigshot DJ James Reed (Wes Bentley), a fallen former ‘superstar’ of laptop DJ-ing, who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated when Cole falls for James’ bored younger girlfriend/assistant Sophie (Emily Rataikowski). Along the way, there are more drugs, tragedies, and romances that sizzle and fizzle.

On the surface, We Are Your Friends has an authentic feel. »

- Tom Stockman

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New clip and featurette for We Are Your Friends

27 August 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its release today a new clip and featurette have arrived online for writer-director Max Joseph’s coming of age drama We Are Your Friends which stars Zac EfronEmily Ratajkowski, Jon Bernthal, Shiloh Fernandez and Wes Bentley. Check them out below…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for We Are Your Friends

We Are Your Friends is about what it takes to find your voice. Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, an aspiring 23-year-old DJ named Cole (Zac Efron) spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James (Wes Bentley), who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie (Emily Ratajkowski). With Cole’s »

- Gary Collinson

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Review: 'We Are Your Friends' works when the friends are away and the music plays

26 August 2015 4:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

At first glance “We Are Your Friends” may look like a shameless attempt for Hollywood to jump on the popularity of Edm (that stands for electronic dance music for everyone out there who remembers when it was called house or techno).   Movie history is littered with terrible (and a few not-so terrible) films trying to make a buck off the trendy offerings of disco, punk, hip-hop, grunge and even good ol’ fashioned rock n’roll.  While you can’t discount that potential marketing element in the film’s financing, director and director Max Joseph and his co-screenwriter Meaghan Oppenheimer have significantly larger aspirations.  In fact, they have some teaching to do.  Before we dive into that intriguing prospect, however, let’s meet the “Friends” in question. The film centers on four longtime friends who are marshaling their resources in an attempt to break free of the shackles of growing up »

- Gregory Ellwood

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We Are Your Friends Review Roundup: Is Zac Efron's Edm Drama Worth Watching?

26 August 2015 12:26 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Zac Efron is no stranger to movie musicals, but We Are Your Friends is a totally different beast: It's a movie about music—and it's definitely not kid-friendly. Efron plays Cole Carter, an aspiring DJ with dreams of making it big in the Edm (electronic dance music) world. A successful but troubled DJ, played by Wes Bentley, takes Efron under his wing, but things get tricky when the mentee falls for the mentor's girlfriend, played by Emily Ratajkowski. Efron is also challenged by his ties to his childhood crew-turned-collaborates—played by Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez and Alex Shaffer. We Are Your Friends is a drama with flares of romance and comedy, and for those not up on the world of Edm, »

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Zac Efron talks sushi, his DJ internship, and We Are Your Friends

26 August 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

According to the guys in We Are You Friends, some of the best sushi in the world can be found in a strip mall in the Sacramento Valley. Sounds ridiculous, right? Well, we asked Zac EfronEmily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl), and director Max Joseph (“Catfish”) – and they confirmed that, yes, the sushi really is that good.

In this weekend’s We Are Your Friends, Cole (Efron) and his club promoter friends fight to makes waves in Sacramento Valley’s electronic dance music (Edm) scene. Cole, a struggling DJ, crosses paths with an established DJ, James (Wes Bentley), who gives Cole his shot at making it big after he becomes the younger DJ’s de facto mentor. Unfortunately, however, things get complicated when Cole befriends James’ girlfriend, Sophie (Ratajkowski).

We Are Your Friends, which also stars Alex Shaffer and Shiloh Fernandez, hits theatres everywhere on August 28.

Watch Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, »

- Sasha James

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Film Review: ‘We Are Your Friends’

25 August 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At long last, fans of Electronic Dance Music have a movie to call their own — a moving and authentic portrait of the artist as a young DJ, struggling to find himself in that tricky gray zone where personal and professional desires converge. But enough about Mia Hansen-Love’s “Eden.” For viewers who prefer their coming-of-age stories told in broad, believe-in-yourself brushstrokes, say hello to “We Are Your Friends,” a brashly entertaining, none-too-persuasive tale of a talented 23-year-old musician from the San Fernando Valley trying to penetrate the glittering upper echelons of Hollywood nightlife. Striving to capture a definitive screenshot of millennial angst, Max Joseph’s formally creative, dramatically conventional directing debut probably won’t earn raves from Edm devotees, particularly those who reject the notion of Zac Efron as their head-banging Hollywood poster boy. Still, there’s no denying that the star’s hard-to-resist appeal will draw mainstream eyes and »

- Justin Chang

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We Are Your Friends Review

24 August 2015 11:55 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a movie suffering from a more devastating identity crisis this year than Max Joseph’s We Are Your Friends - an inspirational story looking to capitalize on society’s current obsession with “Electronic Dance Music.” You’d think it’d be a poor man’s Entourage story, where sexy Zac Efron turns rags to riches by mastering GarageBand’s loop feature, but if that’s your assumption, you’re Deathly wrong.

Joseph and co-writer Meaghan Oppenheimer are all over the map with their sloppy attempt to dissect the house DJ culture, and even more egregious is their failure to inspire vocal individuality in the minds of young onlookers. It’s a movie that’s supposed to get your ambitious drive pumping, yet continually finds itself in need of resuscitation by any means possible (aka the objectification of Emily Ratajkowski). What can I say: eat, »

- Matt Donato

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Quiz: DJ Movies

24 August 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Zac Efron’s latest, We Are Your Friends, is taking him back to his musical roots. The High School Musical days might be over, but Efron’s still making music on screen.

We Are Your Friends stars Efron as an aspiring DJ navigating the choppy waters of the struggle for fame. The electronic music scene is a cut-throat one, where there are fortunes to be made and some sick beats to be dropped.

As the concept of an electronic DJ is relatively new in comparison to the history of film, Hollywood hasn’t tackled the subject very often. A more common form of DJ found on film is the radio DJ, covering a career that has enjoyed a much longer lifespan. We’re talking about some real classics here: Christian Slater in Pump Up the Volume, Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam… we could go on, but we’ll let »

- Amanda Wood

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Emily Ratajkowski: "We Are Your Friends"

24 August 2015 5:03 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage plus images from director Max Joseph's upcoming musical drama "We Are Your Friends", starring Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, Shiloh Fernandez, Alex Shaffer, Jonny Weston and Wes Bentley,opening August 28, 2015:

"...'Cole' (Efron), a struggling 'DJ' in the electronic dance music scene, dreams of becoming a major record producer.

"When an older DJ, 'James' (Bentley), becomes his mentor, Cole connects with James's girlfriend, 'Sophie' (Ratajkowski).

"Cole's relationship with Sophie blossoms and breaks the bond with his mentor, which forces Cole into difficult decisions about his future..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "We Are Your Friends"...


- Michael Stevens

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Zac Efron: ‘We Are Your Friends’ Is This Generation’s ‘Saturday Night Fever’

21 August 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Perhaps for the first time in history, an Electronic Dance Music soundtrack blared through the walls inside the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Edm for the Thursday premiere of “We Are Your Friends,” starring Zac Efron.

A youthful crowd of millennials gathered around the landmark to get a peek of the former teen heartthrob as he walked the red carpet alongside his co-stars, Emily Ratajkowski, Shiloh Fernandez, Jonny Weston and Alex Shaffer.

Efron shared with Variety that he’s long been a fan of Edm, which has become increasingly popular within the past five years. Leading Edm acts David Guetta and Skrillex both have landed hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 with collaborators such as Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber.

“It’s fantastic that we were able to integrate electronic music into what is a really universal film. It’s sort of like what disco was in ‘Saturday Night Fever.’ That »

- Mannie Holmes

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Return to Sender Movie Review

21 August 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Return to Sender Rlj Entertainment Director: Fouad Mikati Writers: Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett Cast: Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez, Nick Nolte, Camryn Manheim, Rumer Willis, Illeana Douglas In theaters, VOD and iTunes on August 14th. Miranda (Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl) is an aspiring surgical nurse with a lot of hidden talents and is beloved by all who know her.  One of her coworkers sets her up on a blind date, and Miranda reluctantly accepts.  The day of the date, a man comes to her door whom she assumes is Kevin (Billy Slaughter), it turns out to be William Finn (Shiloh Fernandez), a man she’s seen in passing and obsessed  [ Read More ]

The post Return to Sender Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- juliana

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Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski Steam Up Red Carpet at ‘We Are Your Friends’ Premiere (Photos)

20 August 2015 9:25 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

We Are Your Friends” stars Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski steamed up the red carpet at the premiere of the Warner Bros. drama at Tcl Chinese Theatre on Thursday in Hollywood. The film, which tells the story of a young DJ trying to get ahead, also stars Wes BentleyShiloh Fernandez, Jonny Weston, Alex Shaffer, Jon Abrahams and Jon Bernthal. Efron appears as Cole (Efron), who hopes to set the world of electronic music on fire and becomes the protege of older DJ, James (Bentley). But his relationships start unraveling when Cole falls for his mentor’s much younger girlfriend, »

- Deborah Day

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Exclusive Portraits: Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski on the ‘We Are Your Friends’ Red Carpet

20 August 2015 4:50 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Credited for the birthplace of house music, Chicago on Aug. 19, 2015 was one of the first cities to premiere the new film “We Are Your Friends” about a rising DJ (Zac Efron) seeking to find his sound. HollywoodChicago.com covered the red-carpet premiere and presents these exclusive portraits of stars Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski.

The film opens on Aug. 28, 2015 and also stars Wes Bentley, Alex Shaffer and Shiloh Fernandez from writer and director Max Joseph (“Catfish: The TV Show”). Enjoy our photos below!

We Are Your Friends” star Emily Ratajkowski in Chicago on Aug. 19, 2015.

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

We Are Your Friends” star Zac Efron in Chicago on Aug. 19, 2015.

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

We Are Your Friends” star Emily Ratajkowski in Chicago on Aug. 19, 2015.

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

By Adam FENDELMANPublisherHollywoodChicago. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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