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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (June 24, 2016)

Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (June 24, 2016)
To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list here, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for June 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 24. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

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Free State of Jones

Director: Gary Ross

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Jacob Lofland

Synopsis: “In Jones County, Miss., Newt Knight joins forces with other farmers and a group of slaves to lead a rebellion against the Confederacy.”

Independence Day: Resurgence
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Waltzing with the West by Anne-Katrin Titze

Thomas Bidegain on John C Reilly in Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster and Matteo Garrone's Tale of Tales: "I think he has a secret plan to become a European film star." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Thomas Bidegain known for his screenwriting artistry with Jacques Audiard on Dheepan, A Prophet, and Rust And Bone and Joachim Lafosse on Our Children and The White Knights, met for a conversation on his directorial debut. Co-produced by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, co-written with Noé Debré, Les Cowboys stars François Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield (Eva Husson's Bang Gang) and John C Reilly with Agathe Dronne, Iliana Zabeth (Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent and House Of Tolerance), Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Ellora Torchia, Mounir Margoum, Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Maxim Driesen.

Alain (François Damiens) with daughter Kelly (Iliana Zabeth)

David Lynch's Mulholland Drive cowboy, a Bronski Beat Smalltown Boy rendition, James Coburn in Sergio Leone's Duck,
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Trailer for sci-fi Andron starring Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover and Michelle Ryan

A trailer has arrived online for writer-director Francesco Cinquemani’s upcoming action sci-fi Andron which stars Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover and Michelle Ryan; check it out below after the official synopsis…

In the year 2154, a group of young men and women awake in a dark claustrophobic maze. They don’t remember who they are or how they got stuck in the Black Labyrinth of Andron. The group must learn to decipher codes, understand the signals and beat the tests in this mysterious and bizarre place. Out of necessity they struggle to form a bond to survive, while the outside world watches and wagers on their fate.

Andron features a cast that also includes Gale Morgan Harold III, Skin, Leo Howard, Antonia Campbell Hughes, Jon Kortajarena, Mauro Conte, Korlan Madi, Alex Martin, Gaia Scodellaro, Elettra Mallaby and Clara Pasieka.
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Watch: Alec Baldwin in Trailer for Sci-Fi 'Andròn - The Black Labyrinth'

"All this is Andròn - the quest for the contenders." The first trailer has debuted for an interesting sci-fi film called Andròn - The Black Labyrinth, or just Andron. It's about a dark, claustrophobic maze being run by Alec Baldwin, who broadcasts the fights of the various contenders hoping to survive. This seems like some weird mash-up of Cube and The Hunger Games, with a dose of The Maze Runner because of course. The ensemble cast includes Michelle Ryan, Danny Glover, Leo Howard, Gale Harold, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Gaia Scodellaro and Margareth Madè. There are some cool moments in this (the opening looks great) but I'm not sure if it'll be any good, especially with such a low IMDb rating. Fire it up. Here's the first trailer for Francesco Cinquemani's Andròn - The Black Labyrinth, found on YouTube: A group of people are plunged into a dark, claustrophobic maze, where they must fight to survive,
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Alec Baldwin Goes Evil In "Andron" Trailer

With the success of "The Hunger Games" and "The Maze Runner" franchises, there's inevitable low-budget films trying to copy that style - one of which is Italian filmmaker Francesco Cinquemani's UK sci-fi film "Andron - The Black Labyrinth". Today, the trailer for it has dropped.

Alec Baldwin is the President Snow of this particular film, one in which a group of people are plunged into a dark, claustrophobic maze, where they must fight to survive as the outside world watches. Michelle Ryan, Danny Glover, Leo Howard, Gale Harold, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Gaia Scodellaro and Margareth Made also star in the film which hasn't set a release date as yet.
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Watch: Trailer For Sci-Fi 'Andròn' Starring Alec Baldwin

From Monday, May 2nd we won't be here anymore; we'll be at our shiny new site, Theplaylist.Net. Update your bookmarks, and be sure to sign up for our newsletter for a shot at winning an iPad. "Andròn" apparently was on the festival circuit last year, but this is the first I'm hearing of its existence. But at any rate, the sci-fi movie now has a trailer and the compelling point of interest is Alec Baldwin, who takes a starring role in the kind of genre movie he doesn't generally do. Read More: The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far Michelle Ryan, Gale Morgan Harold III, Skin, Leo Howard, Antonia Campbell Hughes, Jon Kortajarena, Mauro Conte, Korlan Madi, Alex Martin, Gaia Scodellaro, Elettra Mallaby, Clara Pasieka and Danny Glover are the other players in this ensemble, with the movie essentially playing out like a full-length version of
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Irish Film and Television Academy Unveils Rising Star Award Nominees

Cannes — The Irish Film and Television Academy has revealed its Rising Star Award nominees, who are writer-directors Rebecca Daly, Alex Fegan and Stephen Fingleton, and actor Barry Ward. The winner will be announced at the Ifta Film and Drama Awards ceremony on April 9.

The award, sponsored by the Irish Film Board, puts a spotlight on Irish professionals who have “not only honed their crafts in the formative years of their career, but who have also excelled in their respective fields.” Previous recipients include Saoirse Ronan, Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, John Michael McDonagh and Jamie Dornan.

Daly made her feature debut “The Other Side of Sleep,” written with Glenn Montgomery and starring Antonia Campbell-Hughes, in 2011. The film was selected for the Cannes Résidence du Festival and premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.

She followed that with the “powerful and morally complex” feature “Mammal,” starring Rachel Griffiths in
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Raindance: ‘Swansong’ Director Douglas Ray on a ‘Love Story Gone Wrong’

Raindance: ‘Swansong’ Director Douglas Ray on a ‘Love Story Gone Wrong’
Writer and director Douglas Ray considers his film “Swansong,” which screens in competition at London’s Raindance Film Festival, a blend of love story and tragedy that he calls “a love story gone wrong.” When a former pop star finds out his wife had been cheating on him and leaves him for another woman he kidnaps both and poisons all three of them. He has enough antidote to save two, and after a discussion on where everyone stands they will jointly decide who lives and who dies. The film stars Eva Birthistle, Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Paul Hilton.

Where did you come up for the idea of “Swansong”?

It was during a period when I was thinking a lot about the changing nature of relationships. I’m a filmmaker with a girlfriend who, until very recently, has always earned more than me, owns the flat I live in and could largely
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‘The Canal’ DVD Review

Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rupert Evans, Steve Oram, Hannah Hoekstra, Anthony Murphy, Kelly Byrne, Anneke Blok, Calum Heath, Conor Horgan, Carl Shaaban, Sinead Watters, Alicja Ayres, Paddy Curan | Written and Directed by Ivan Kavanagh

The quiet brutality some people can suffer in everyday life is an aspect the horror genre doesn’t play up all too often. While horror films about zombies, chainsaw wielding killers and other assorted nasty folks are ten-a-penny, horror resorted in more “ordinary” troubles are rather more rare. The reason for this is fairly obvious, many audiences do not go to the cinema to be reminded of the misery which can come from real life and the more excessive the horror, the less real it can feel. The Canal is a film which seeks to bridge this gap, focusing both on a man going through some very real emotional difficulties while also delivering on horror elements we’ve seen many times before.
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Sam Neill sci-fi ‘DxM’ to world premiere at Grimmfest

Sam Neill sci-fi ‘DxM’ to world premiere at Grimmfest
Exclusive: The Manchester-based horror festival has revealed its 2015 programme.

Grimmfest (Oct 1-4), Manchester’s horror and cult film festival, has revealed its line-up for 2015.

The festival will feature the world premiere of DxM, which stars Sam Neill alongside two former Screen Stars of Tomorrow, Tom Payne and Antonia Campbell-Hughes.

Andrew Goth (Gallowwalkers) directed the film, which had a market screening at Cannes this year.

This year’s opening night gala will be The Hallow, with director Corin Hardy and star Joseph Mawle in attendance. Playing on the same evening will be The Box, the directorial debut of Shaune Harrison (SFX on World War Z and Avengers: Age Of Ultron) and Bloodsucking Bastards, which stars Fran Kranz (Cabin In The Woods) and Pedro Pascal (The Adjustment Bureau).

The festival will also host the European premiere of Antisocial 2, Cody Calahan’s sequel to his 2013 debut, which was a hit at Grimmfest that year.

There will also
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Hot projects on Screenbase

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Hot projects on Screenbase this week include German-Canadian co-production In The Lost Lands, twin brothers Mohammed Abou Nasser and Ahmad Abou Nasser’s Dégradé, spy-thriller Damascus Cover and documentary Tomorrow.

Fantasy adventure In The Lost Lands

Milla Jovovich will star alongside Justin Chatwin in this new feature based on short stories from the creator of Game Of Thrones. The German-Canadian co-production is directed by Constantin Werner.

The story revolves around a series of magical and fantastic tales centring on a sorceress in search of a spell, a warrior girl on a quest and a young barbarian who encounters a witch in a spacecraft.

Steve Hoban, Oliver Luer and Nico Bruinsma produce. Myriad Pictures chief Kirk D’Amico will serve as an executive producer.

Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time

Malick’s documentary features the voices of Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Dede Gardner, Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad and [link
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Buyers travel on Jinga's Canal

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Buyers travel on Jinga's Canal
Psychological horror sells to France, Scandinavia, Taiwan and Turkey.

UK sales agent Jinga Films has inked further deals on The Canal.

Ivan Kavanagh’s psychological horror has sold to Pretty Pictures for France and Scandinavia, MovieCloud for Taiwan and Visne Produksiyon for Turkey.

The Irish/UK co-production stars Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Steve Oram, and follows a film archivist driven insane by newsreel footage which reveals his home was the scene of a brutal murder.

The Canal will be released in the UK and Ireland by Kaleidoscope, while The Orchard has North American rights. Other deals include Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Universum), Benelux (A-Film) and Australia and New Zealand (Rialto).
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Moe Dunford And Maisie Williams Named European Shooting Stars

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Moe Dunford, star of Wildcard Distribution’s upcoming release Patrick’S Day, and Maisie Williams, star of Gold which was released in Irish cinemas by Wildcard Distribution in October, have been selected for the European Film Promotion’s (Efp) Shooting Stars showcase at the Berlin International Film Festival 2015 in February. The young actors will join seven more up and coming talents at the 65th Berlinale for a weekend of media interviews, industry events, and meetings with filmmakers. The three days will culminate with the ten winners being presented with their awards during a red carpet ceremony at the Berlinale Palast. Past winners of the award include Carey Mulligan, Rachel Weisz, Kelly Macdonald, Daniel Craig, Matthias Schoenaerts, Daniel Brühl, Andrew Scott, Ruth Negga, Domhnall Gleeson and Antonia Campbell-Hughes. Moe Dunford has a background in television, with appearances on The Tudors, Raw, An Crisis,...
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Maisie Williams, Joachim Fjelstrup among 2015 Shooting Stars

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Maisie Williams, Joachim Fjelstrup among 2015 Shooting Stars
10 European actors to be celebrated by Efp in Berlin.

The UK’s Maisie Williams and Denmark’s Joachim Fjelstrup are among ten European acting talents to watch who have been selected for the line-up of European Film Promotion’s (Efp) Shooting Stars showcase at the 65th Berlinale (Feb 5-15).

An international jury of film professionals comprising Slovenian producer Danijel Hocevar, Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska, Swedish actress Eva Röse, UK film journalist Damon Wise, and French casting director Nathalie Cheron made its selection of six actresses and four actors from 23 nominations submitted by Efp member organisations.

The line-up for the 18th edition of Shooting Stars - with their nominated films - is as follows:

- Denmark: Joachim Fjelstrup (Itsi Bitsi)

- Finland: Emmi Parviainen (The Princess Of Egypt)

- Germany: Jannis Niewöhner (Sapphire Blue)

- Iceland: Hera Hilmer (Life In A Fishbowl)

- Ireland: Moe Dunford (Patrick’s Day)

- Lithuania: Aistė Diržiūtė (The Summer Of Sangaile)

- Spain:
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Movie Review: The Canal

Movie Review: The Canal
Release Date: In Theaters Now

Writer: Ivan Kavanagh

Director: Ivan Kavanagh

Starring: Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra

Distribution: The Orchard

I am certainly a fan of descent-into-insanity stories. When a filmmaker blurs the line between reality and hallucinations, I pay close attention, because it’s an opportunity for experimental narratives and visuals.

Of course, in the horror world, there are… tropes that come along with such stories. The Canal nails almost all of them in nearly perfect sequence, and that is its great undoing.

You know the tropes I mean. The happy marriage. The perfect trophy wife. The house with a bloody history. The affair. The paranoid and suspicious husband who seems to be going insane. The skeptical officers and surrounding personalities hired to investigate. The continued insistence from the husband that something supernatural is going on in his old house, though of course nobody believes it but him.
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Film Review: ‘The Canal’

Film Review: ‘The Canal’
“Who wants to see ghosts?” a cinema archivist asks a theater full of restless kids in “The Canal,” making a clever pitch to convince those who’ve never watched anything before the dawn of sound or color to give silent pics a try: It’s the best way to see dead people. Little does the mild-mannered film buff realize, however, that the next reel to pass through his hands will plunge him into a ghost story of his own, an unnerving but not terribly original nor especially commercial Irish chiller that blends Edwardian-era intrigue with more recent J-horror tricks. Following a busy 2014 festival run, the Orchard release opened Oct. 10 Stateside.

Injecting explicit imagery into an old-fashioned possession story, writer-director Ivan Kavanagh brandishes his unusual mix of styles right from the beginning. No sooner has David Williams (Rupert Evans, handsome but bland) introduced the aforementioned film screening than “The Canal” launches
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Jinga lures buyers to The Canal

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On the eve of the Us release, the UK genre specialist Jinga Films has licensed Ivan Kavanagh’s psychological horror to a number of territories including a deal with Kaleidoscope for the UK and Ireland.

In other deals, the Rupert Evans starrer has gone to Rialto for Australia and New Zealand, Universum for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and Brunchmate for Korea.

Deals closed previously in Singapore (Red Pictures), Malaysia (Yellow Brick), Middle East (Falcon) and Benelux (A-Film).

Former Screen Star Of Tomorrow Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra Steve Oram and youngster Calum Heath also star in the tale of a camera archivist haunted by early film footage. Ivan Kavanagh wrote and directed the film.

Park Films’ AnneMarie Naughton produced the Ireland-uk co-production.

The Canal debuts in the Us on October 10 through The Orchard on 20 screens.

The Canal is an extraordinarily well crafted frightener which explores the grey area between psychological and supernatural horror” said Jinga’s Julian Richards.

“We
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FrightFest 2014: ‘The Canal’ Review

Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rupert Evans, Steve Oram, Hannah Hoekstra, Anthony Murphy, Kelly Byrne, Anneke Blok, Calum Heath, Conor Horgan, Carl Shaaban, Sinead Watters, Alicja Ayres, Paddy Curan | Written and Directed by Ivan Kavanagh

The quiet brutality some people can suffer in everyday life is an aspect the horror genre doesn’t play up all too often. While horror films about zombies, chainsaw wielding killers and other assorted nasty folks are ten-a-penny, horror resorted in more “ordinary” troubles are rather more rare. The reason for this is fairly obvious, many audiences do not go to the cinema to be reminded of the misery which can come from real life and the more excessive the horror, the less real it can feel. The Canal is a film which seeks to bridge this gap, focusing both on a man going through some very real emotional difficulties while also delivering on horror elements we’ve seen many times before.
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Review: The Canal (2014)

In the upcoming indie thriller The Canal, Irish filmmaker Ivan Kavanaugh cooks up a slow-burn mystery with a supernatural twist that also packs a few guttural punches and does a great job of maintaining a pulsing sense of tension. The story may not necessarily be the most original horror yarn you’ll see this year, but it’s Kavanaugh’s keen ability to craft startling visuals and execute a flawless sound design that elevates The Canal beyond many of its similarly-themed peers.

The Canal follows a film archivist, named David (Rupert Evans), whose personal life begins to unravel right around the same time he stumbles upon footage from a notorious murder case from the early 1900’s. The footage reveals that his very own home was the setting for a mass murder of a young family, much like his own. As he begins to suspect that his wife Alice (Hannah Hoekstra
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Film4 FrightFest 2014 Review – The Canal (2014)

The Canal, 2014

Writen and directed by Ivan Kavanagh

Starring Rupert Evans, Hannah Hoeskstra, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Steve Oram, Kelly Byrne, Callum Heath

Synopsis:

Film archivist David has been having a rough time lately, as he suspects that his wife Alice has been cheating on him with one of her work clients. This stress is compounded when David’s work partner Claire gives him a reel of to-be-archived footage that shows that his house was the setting for a brutal murder in 1902.

This low-key Irish movie from Ivan Kavanagh manages to get a lot out so little. Its plot is beautifully simple, its executed well and it provides some really great scares. And while it’s not perfect or a genre-breaking piece, The Canal is a lot better than it looks on paper. For the most part.

The movie’s simple plot follows film archivist David, who is currently in a seemingly
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