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Page 2: Alien, Clockwork Orange, Ghostbusters, Blader Runner, Doctor Who, Andrew Stanton, Tmnt, Arrietty, Lucasfilm, Tron, Swingers, Star Trek, The Dark Crystal

19 October 2011 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 46 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might've missed that you think should go in /Film's Page 2 - email us [2]! Header Photo [3]: Greg-guillemin's 315 minimalist characters from pop culture - how many can you guess? IO9 [4] lists 10 facts about Ridley Scott's Alien that you might not know. Watch this New York Comic Con Flash-mob Wedding Proposal. Kevin Smith's Red State is now available on Netflix [5]. [6] A Clockwork Orange 3D wood poster [7]. Pajiba [8] lists 11 Movies That Absolutely Should Not, Cannot, Ought Not Have Sequels How Ghostbusters should have ended [9]. IFC Midnight has acquired [10] U. »

- Peter Sciretta

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IFC Midnight Picks Up Atm Starring Alice Eve; Magnolia Pictures Snags Roadie

18 October 2011 7:32 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In recent horror movie news, no project has been marketed quite so vividly as The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence). Love it or hate it, it was IFC Midnight that brought the film to the public. Now they’ve picked up Atm, a thriller by director David Brooks. The picture, starring Alice Eve (She’s Out of My League), Josh Peck (The Wackness) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker) centers on three coworkers fighting against a man who has trapped them at an Atm for unknown reasons. In a less twisted bit of rights acquisition news, Magnolia Pictures has acquired Us rights to Roadie, a film by director Michael Cuesta (Dexter). The pic stars Ron Eldard (Black Hawk Down) as Jimmy, a roadie for Blue Oyster Cult who gets fired after two decades of touring. He then returns to his hometown to find that not much has changed. Hit the »

- Dave Trumbore

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IFC Midnight To Deposit Chamber Thriller ‘Atm’

18 October 2011 7:28 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

IFC Midnight has acquired Atm, the chamber thriller directed by David Brooks (his feature debut) from a script by Chris Sparling, the scribe who provided the script for last year’s overwrought man-in-a-coffin film Buried. In Atm, three co-workers (Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty and Alice Eve) are trapped in an Atm vestibule by a dangerous stranger [Variety].

Don’t expect a large release for the thriller, not even by Buried‘s standards. IFC operates differently than Lionsgate (the company that distributed Buried), relying primarily on VOD sales to generate profit from their acquired slate of films. So anyone will be able to watch it, just not on the big screen, a growing trend.

As for the three young stars, the biggest is undoubtedly Eve, who was most recently seen in the final season of Entourage as Vince’s penultimate love interest. She’s also starring opposite John Cusack in the upcoming period thriller The Raven. »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Comedy Starring Mandy Moore And Directed By Shawn Levy Lands At ABC With Put Pilot

18 October 2011 6:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: In a competitive situation with 3 networks bidding, ABC has landed a single-camera comedy starring actress/singer Mandy Moore with a put pilot commitment. The project will be written by Wedding Crashers co-writer Bob Fisher, directed by Shawn Levy and produced by Marty Adelstein and Levy’s 21 Laps/Adelstein in association with 20th Century Fox TV. The untitled half-hour is a single camera family comedy that explores the inherent conflict between the families we grow up in and the families we make. It’s told through the lens of a young, newlywed couple – Annie (played by Mandy Moore) and Ben. Fisher, Levy, Adelstein and Becky Clements are executive producing, with Moore’s manager Jon Leshay producing. This marks the first regular series gig for Moore, who has been busy in features. She is currently in production on Chris Sparling’s Falling Slowly and recently voiced the lead in the Disney animated movie Tangled, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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IFC Goes Psycho For Thriller 'Atm'

18 October 2011 4:36 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

IFC Midnight has acquired all U.S. rights to David Brooks' thriller Atm, which stars Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker), Josh Peck (The Wackness), Alice Eve (Entourage), says Variety. The trio play co-workers who make a late-night visit to an Atm and find themselves fighting for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man. Script was penned by Chris Sparling, whose previous credits include the Ryan Reynolds-starrer Buried. Gold Circle Films prexy Paul Brooks and Peter Safran produced the pic, while Scott Niemeyer and Dan Clifton served as exec producers. Paul Brooks negotiated the deal with Arianna Bocco of Sundance Selects/IFC Films. IFC Midnight recently released The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) and will soon distribute festival pics The Catechism Cataclysm and Kill List. »

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David Brooks' Atm thriller goes to IFC Midnight

18 October 2011 11:07 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

IFC nabs Us rights to Brian Geraghty, Josh Peck, Alice Eve starrer Atm. In Atm, scripted by Chris Sparling, Geraghty, Peck and Eve play co-workers who visit an Atm late at night and wind up fighting for their lives after their are trapped by an unknown man. Sparling's no stranger to weaving talent; he did a great job with Ryan Reynolds thriller Buried from Lionsgate. Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Films produced the film alongside Peter Safran. Pic is executive produced by Dan Clifton and Scott Niemeyer. IFC Midnight's latest releases include Tom Six's The Human Centipede (Full Sequence) with upcoming films including Colin Farrell »

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David Brooks' Atm thriller goes to IFC Midnight

18 October 2011 11:07 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

IFC nabs Us rights to Brian Geraghty, Josh Peck, Alice Eve starrer Atm. In Atm, scripted by Chris Sparling, Geraghty, Peck and Eve play co-workers who visit an Atm late at night and wind up fighting for their lives after their are trapped by an unknown man. Sparling's no stranger to weaving talent; he did a great job with Ryan Reynolds thriller Buried from Lionsgate. Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Films produced the film alongside Peter Safran. Pic is executive produced by Dan Clifton and Scott Niemeyer. IFC Midnight's latest releases include Tom Six's The Human Centipede (Full Sequence) with upcoming films including Colin Farrell »

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Buried and Having No Escape: A Movie Review

22 June 2011 4:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Director: Rodrigo Cortes.

Writer: Chris Sparling.

Buried starring Ryan Reynolds saw a limited theatrical release in late 2010. Now this psychological thriller is on DVD and Blu-Ray thanks to Lionsgate Home Entertainment (January 2011). This is a claustrophobic film, in which a truck driving contractor is held hostage below ground after an ambush. In a coffin, Paul Conroy (Reynolds) uses his last, trapped moments to call loved ones and to ask for help. However, the government's record of rescuing two out of dozens of hostages and continued apathy does not bode well for Paul.

The central and only visible character during the entire film is Paul. Buried starts with a black screen, much like this character's experience. When the lights come on the true horror starts, as Paul's predicament becomes obvious to viewers. Trapped in a 2' x 7' coffin Paul must face the multiple threats of expiring oxygen, the possibility of »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Blu-ray Review - Buried (2010)

19 May 2011 11:23 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Buried, 2010.

Directed by Rodrigo Cortés.

Starring Ryan Reynolds.

Synopsis:

An American contractor working in Iraq finds himself buried alive inside a coffin.

Being buried alive is up there with drowning and burning to death on the commonly accepted list of the worst ways to snuff it. Cinema has a long history of exploring and exploiting these fears for our viewing pleasure and pain. Certainly there are countless films about infernos or choking on salt water. There are classic scenes in tunnels with dust and dirt threatening to submerge our heroes. But never before has a film been quite so confined beneath the earth as Buried is.

Buried opens, after a slick titles sequence that gives the impression of descending through the soil, with a completely pitch black screen, affording me an opportunity to discover and enjoy high definition darkness. Paul Conroy, a civilian truck driver in Iraq, wakes up in »

- flickeringmyth

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Barry Levinson to Direct Timothy McVeigh Bombing Movie O.K.C.

3 March 2011 12:29 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Another indie drama is coming. And we’re here to report that You Don’t Know Jack (HBO’s Jack Kevorkian pic), Man of the Year, What Just Happened director Barry Levinson will be in charge for this project titled O.K.C.

O.K.C. is the movie that will focus on the trial of Timothy McVeigh, the man responsible for the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

According to Deadline the film is written by Clay Wold, whose brother was on the McVeigh defense team, and that “he clerk’s determination to expose the truth led to a bigger conspiracy and nearly destroyed the young man.”

Levinson previously directed projects like Good Morning, Vietnam, Bugsy and Sleepers, so, we guess that he’s the right man for this political thriller.

Peter Safran (Flypaper) is producing and financing the indie pic through his Safran Co. »

- Fiona

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Barry Levinson will direct O.K.C. - Oklahoma City Bombing political thriller.

2 March 2011 10:35 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Barry Levinson will direct O.K.C., a political thriller about the Oklahoma City bombing. O.K.C. comes from first time writer Clay Wold and based on Wold's own brother. The story follows a young legal clerk on the Timothy McVeigh defense team who risks all to expose a larger conspiracy. Levinson directed HBO's You Don't Know Jack film about Jack Kevorkian. Peter Safran (Flypaper) produces and finances the indie flick via his Safran Co which recently wrapped the Chris Sparling thriller Atm. Aside from O.K.C., Levinson's other credits are very impressive for the most part »

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Barry Levinson will direct O.K.C. - Oklahoma City Bombing political thriller.

2 March 2011 10:35 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Barry Levinson will direct O.K.C., a political thriller about the Oklahoma City bombing. O.K.C. comes from first time writer Clay Wold and based on Wold's own brother. The story follows a young legal clerk on the Timothy McVeigh defense team who risks all to expose a larger conspiracy. Levinson directed HBO's You Don't Know Jack film about Jack Kevorkian. Peter Safran (Flypaper) produces and finances the indie flick via his Safran Co which recently wrapped the Chris Sparling thriller Atm. Aside from O.K.C., Levinson's other credits are very impressive for the most part »

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Mandy Moore knows she is 'Falling Slowly'

2 March 2011 1:42 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Recording artist and actress Mandy Moore will star in the supernatural drama "Falling Slowly." According to Variety, this will mark the directorial debut of "Buried" writer Chris Sparling.Julie Snyder is producing.Rodrigo Santoro ("I Love You Philip Morris") has also been cast. He voices a character in 20th Century Fox's upcoming animated feature "Rango."The film focuses on a couple (Moore and Santoro) who come to find out that their apartment is haunted. Moore last lent her voice as the lead in Disney's animated hit "Tangled." She is currently working on a follow-up to her 2009 album, "Amanda Leigh." »

- Adnan Tezer

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Mandy Moore and Rodrigo Santoro to Star in Falling Slowly

1 March 2011 9:53 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

You saw Mandy Moore performing I See the Light at the Oscar, and you’ll soon have a chance to see her in Falling Slowly, an upcoming supernatural drama, where she’s set to star alongside Rodrigo Santoro.

By the way, this project is the directorial debut of Buried writer Chris Sparling, so we guess that this could be something interesting indeed.

Not much is known about the whole thing, beside the fact that Moore and Santoro are set to play a couple whose apartment is haunted by a dark presence. That’s “the supernatural” part of the story, I guess.

But we’re ready to see what Sparling has to offer to us with this directorial debut after making some waves with his script for the Ryan Reynolds “underground” thriller Buried, for which he won the National Board of Review’s best original screenplay award.

When it comes to Santoro, »

- Fiona

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Mandy Moore & Rodrigo Santoro In Buried Screenwriter’s Falling Slowly

1 March 2011 4:56 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Having recently received grossly misappropriated praise as the voice of Rapunzel in Disney’s latest 3D abomination, Tangled, the faux soft-rock pop star Mandy Moore has secured an unlikely role in the directorial debut of Buried screenwriter Chris Sparling.

Variety report Moore is set to play the lead alongside Rodrigo Santoro (Che) in the supernatural drama Falling Slowly which will be produced by Julie Snyder (Tanner Hall) and should film this year.

Falling Slowly is set to feature the familiar trope of a couple whose new home is possessed and will likely be a low-budget production, though clearly more then the $2 million it cost to make Buried!

Even though he received, in this writer’s opinion, much ill-deserved acclaim for Buried- whose dialogue was crafted and dramatical but, plainly, badly lacking in cinematic sensibility- Sparling has hardly been standing still, having written Atm (yet to be released) and the »

- Ben Szwediuk

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Cast Set for '47 Ronin', Wahlberg Hints at 'Fighter 2' and Burton and Brolin Team for 'Hunchback'

1 March 2011 3:04 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

(from left) Rinko Kikuchi, Tadanobu Asano, Hiroyuki Sanada, Keanu Reeves and Kou Shibasaki will star in 47 Ronin

Photo: Universal Pictures Universal Pictures announced today that principal photography begins March 14th on 47 Ronin, the 3D fantasy-adventure led by Keanu Reeves. Japanese star Hiroyuki Sanada (Sunshine, The Last Samurai) co-stars with Reeves, as they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. The cast also features Oscar nominated actress Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, The Brothers Bloom), Tadanobu Asano (Thor) and Kou Shibasaki. Carl Rinsch will direct for a November 21, 2012 release.

Tim Burton and Josh Brolin are working to bring a new version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame to the big screen. Heat Vision reports Warner Bros have hired Kieran and Michele Mulroney, the team who wrote the upcoming Sherlock Holmes sequel for the studio, to handle the script. Brolin is interested in starring and producing the film, »

- Kevin Blumeyer

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Mandy Moore joins 'Falling Slowly' cast, new album on the way

1 March 2011 2:51 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Mandy Moore's performance at the 83rd Academy Awards -- alongside her "Tangled" co-star, Zachary Levi -- reminded many of us that oh, yeah... she sings, too. Her last two albums, "Amanda Leigh" and "Wild Hope" flew under the radar, taking a new direction as she steered away from her pop roots and toward a more folksy sound.

Now, Moore says she's begun writing her next album and has plans to go into the studio within the next "couple of weeks." She's not taking a break from acting to record, though. Variety reports that Moore has been cast in "Falling Slowly," the directorial debut of Chris Sparling, who is best known for writing "Buried."

"Falling Slowly" is a new kind of film for Moore, who has tended toward romance and indie flicks. It's a thriller ghost story about a couple haunted by a "dark presence." Moore will star opposite Rodrigo Santoro as the said couple. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Mandy Moore to Star in ‘Buried’ Writer Chris Sparling’s Directorial Debut ‘Falling Slowly’

1 March 2011 11:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Back in the late '90s, when Mandy Moore first appeared on the pop music scene, I would've never predicted she'd still be an active famous person in the early 2010s. Of course, I also dismissed Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, and everyone in 'Nsync as one-hit wonders destined to fade into obscurity by about 2001, so that shows what I know. And now, here I am in 2011 reporting that Moore has signed on for Buried writer Chris Sparling's directorial debut, a ghost story titled Falling Slowly. She will be starring opposite Rodrigo Santoro, a.k.a. Paulo from Lost, the homoerotic villain from 300, and Laura Linney's smoldering love interest from Love, Actually. More details after the jump. According to Variety, Falling Slowly is about about "a couple whose apartment is haunted by a dark presence." Sounds a lot like Paranormal Activity or Tobe Hooper's Djinn [2] to me, »

- Angie Han

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Mandy Moore Scores a Thrilling New Role

1 March 2011 10:35 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Good girl Mandy Moore is about to step outside her comfort zone: she's just signed on for a thriller called Falling Slowly, where she and Rodrigo Santoro will play a couple with a haunted apartment. Chris Sparling, the writing mastermind behind Buried, will be making his directorial debut (so at least he's familiar with suspenseful films). For the most part, Moore has stuck to romances and comedies on the big screen, so this should be an interesting departure for the actress - even if the film already sounds like Paranormal Activity. »

- Becky Kirsch

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Mandy Moore Is Scary

1 March 2011 8:00 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Mandy Moore (License to Wed) will star in a scary movie, Falling Slowly. The ghost tale is about a couple who realize they share their apartment with an evil spirit. Rodrigo Santoro (Post Grad) will co-star with Moore. Both Moore and Santoro have been doing a lot of work in animated films lately: Moore was Rapunzel in Tangled and Santoro voices characters in Rango and Rio.

Chris Sparling, the writer of the Ryan Reynolds horror flick Buried, will make his directorial debut from his own script.

Source: Variety »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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