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18 items from 2014


The Lookalike Movie Review

26 November 2014 3:05 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: The Lookalike Well Go USA Entertainment Director: Richard Gray Writer: Michele Davis-Gray Cast: Justin Long, Gillian Jacobs, John Corbett, Jerry O’Connell, Scottie Thompson, Gina Gershon, Steven Bauer, John Savage and Luis Guzmán Running time: 1 hr 40 min, Not Rated (sex, nudity, rape, drug use, violence, language) In theaters 11.07.14 Two drug dealers (John Corbett and Steven Bauer) want to aquire larger real estate from aged dealer William Spinks (John Savage), so they get a woman named Sadie Hill (Gillian Jacobs in a dual role) he’s been pining for to set up a deal to sleep with him. After the deal is made, Sadie accidentally gets killed by a  [ Read More ]

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- juliana

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‘The Lookalike’ Review: Everyone Has a Price In This Ridiculous But Not Quite Ridiculous Enough Thriller

6 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A cast can go a long way towards making a mediocre movie watchable, and while it’s always best to have a script and direction to match sometimes the best you can hope for is a parade of familiar, engaging and talented faces. Several such faces appear in the overly busy and cluttered new film, The Lookalike, and — wait for it — they make this mediocre movie watchable. A pair of drug dealing/club owning crime bosses (Steven Bauer, John Corbett) have a deal with a major supplier (John Savage) to provide him with a particular girl (Gillian Jacobs) for a night of expensive fornication in exchange for his drug business. When she dies in a freak chandelier accident they’re forced to find a passable substitute, and through a series of convenient coincidences involving their bartender Joe (Jerry O’Connell) and his brother Holt (Justin Long) they settle on a young woman named Lacey (Jacobs). Also along »

- Rob Hunter

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, Grey's, Revenge, Blacklist, Arrow, New Girl, Once, House of Lies and More

14 October 2014 5:34 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Got any new intel on what’s coming up on Glee‘s sixth and final season? —Julius

Ausiello: If the Season 6 scuttlebutt is to be believed, members of the Citizens for the Unification of Brittana can go ahead and start planning that victory parade. One word of caution: Apply for the necessary permits now. I had to cancel my annual Smurf parade last week because the permits didn’t arrive on time. Grouchy Smurf was not pleased. »

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Watch: Trailer & 2 Clips For Crime Thriller 'The Lookalike' Starring Gillian Jacobs, Justin Long & More

14 October 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Okay, here's another random movie seemingly coming out of nowhere, featuring some people we like, that is hopefully better than it looks. The trailer and a couple of clips (via Indiewire) have arrived for the crime thriller "The Lookalike," and we'll let you make the judgment call about quality for yourself. Starring Justin Long, John Corbett, Gillian Jacobs, Jerry O’Connell, Gina Gershon, Scottie Thompson, and Luís Guzman, and directed by Richard Gray, the movie centers around a drug lord whose two goons accidentally kill his favorite gal and have to find a replacement. It's a journey that sees no shortage of wacky characters getting into the mix. This looks far more serious than the premise suggests, while also feeling like it was cut the from the same cloth as every sub "Pulp Fiction" knock off from the '90s. "The Lookalike" opens on in theaters and on VOD on November 7th. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch Gillian Jacobs Land The Role Of A Lifetime In The Lookalike Trailer

14 October 2014 1:53 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After donning tusks for Kevin Smith, Justin Long is back in the saddle – but this time he won’t be morphing into anyone or anything else. For Robert Gray’s indie thriller The Lookalike, that responsibility lands firmly on Gillian Jacobs’ shoulders.

In what sounds like a brilliant matrix of character, plot and nuttiness, the story follows a couple of gangsters (Jerry O’Connell and John Corbett) who are keen for a deal to go through with crime boss, William Spinks. When the object of his desire, Sadie, is killed, his goons enlist an aspiring actress (Jacobs) via an addict (Long) to fool Spinks and ensure the masterplan goes off without a hitch. Also along for the ride are Scottie Thompson, Gina Gershon, Luiz Guzman and Steven Bauer.

Judging by that synopsis alone, the flick has all the makings of a cult classic right off the bat. As is often »

- Gem Seddon

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Gillian Jacobs Gets Recruited to be 'The Lookalike' in New Clip (Exclusive Video)

10 October 2014 2:31 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Lookalike, a dark comedy crime film starring Justin Long, John Corbett, Jerry O'Connell and Gillian Jacobs, follows two men (Corbett and O'Connell) who must find a woman, a lookalike, to pretend to be a woman who was recently killed. The dubious plan propels an ex-basketball champion, a deaf beauty (Scottie Thompson), an addict (Long) and an aspiring actress (Jacobs) into an unlikely romance and a desperate quest to start over. The Hollywood Reporter debuts an exclusive clip for the new film. In it, Jacobs' character is recruited to play the deceased woman, but, as an actress, she wants

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The Lookalike Coming to Theaters and Digital HD This November

8 October 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Well Go USA has announced the Us theatrical release of their latest film, a dark comedy crime-romance film called “The Lookalike.” The genre-mixing movie promises a lot, and audiences will be able to judge the film for themselves when it hits theaters and Digital HD Nov. 7. “The Lookalike,” directed by Richard Gray (“Mine Games”), stars Justin Long, John Corbett, Gillian Jacobs, Jerry O’Connell, Gina Gershon, Scottie Thompson and Luís Guzman. The film focuses on a kingpin who becomes obsessed with a woman. “The Lookalike revolves around drug-lord William Spinks who has a curious obsession with Sadie Hill and uses gangster friends Bobby and Frank to get to her. But  [ Read More ]

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Us deal for Richard Gray's film

7 October 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Well Go USA will launch Richard Gray's The Lookalike in Us cinemas and on digital HD on Friday November 7.

The dark comedy crime-romance stars Justin Long, John Corbett, Gillian Jacobs, Jerry O.Connell, Gina Gershon, Scottie Thompson and Luís Guzman.

Gray (Blinder, Mine Games, Summer Coda) is in post-production on the thriller Sugar Mountain, which stars Jason Momoa and Cary Elwes..

He's working with producer Mario Kassar on a new adaption of the Ryû Murakami novel, the story of a widower who, with the help of a TV producer friend, holds auditions supposedly for a leading lady as a cover to find a wife. The novel was adapted into a Japanese film in 1999.

.We.re thrilled to bring The Lookalike to audiences throughout the Us starting in November,. said Doris Pfardrescher, CEO/President of Well Go USA. .It.s a phenomenal film with extraordinary talent that seamlessly blends the elements of the thriller, »

- Don Groves

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Shocking 'Graceland' ending explained: Mike had to 'pay for his sins'

10 September 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

This story contains major spoilers from the Graceland finale. If you haven’t watched, turn back now.

Did that just happen?!

That’s what many Graceland fans may have screamed at their televisions at the close of the season 2 finale. It’s a natural reaction considering the show has seemingly killed off its main character and said goodbye to series star Aaron Tveit.

Here’s how it all went down: Mike’s plan to take down corrupt FBI agent Sid Markham was about to come to fruition. What he didn’t know, however, is that Sid had discovered Graceland, effectively blowing Briggs’ cover, »

- Natalie Abrams

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Exclusive Interview with Randall Batinkoff for ’37: A Final Promise’

15 August 2014 8:47 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A pact to commit suicide is one tough promise.

Based off a true story, “37: A Final Promise” is about a musician who promised himself to commit suicide on his 37th birthday due to certain event in the past. But, a woman entered his life and began to change on how he saw love, hope and loss.

Randall Batinkoff (“Kick-Ass”) starred, directed and wrote the script based on the novel “How Angels Die” by Guy Blews. The film also starred Scottie Thompson (“Skyline”), Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”), Kate Nauta (“Transporter 2”), Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”), Leon Robinson (“Cool Runnings”) and Bruce Davison (“X-Men”). It is the debut directorial feature film for Batinkoff.

Latino-Review had an exclusive phone interview with director/actor Randall Batinkoff for this movie. We discussed about the book adaptation, the true story, directing challenges, the music and acting in his own movie.

“37: A Final Promise »

- Gig Patta

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Exclusive Clip from ’37: A Final Promise’

15 August 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Is a promise is a promise?

Based off a true story, “37: A Final Promise” is about a musician who promised himself to commit suicide on his 37th birthday due to certain event in the past. But, a woman entered his life and began to change on how he saw love, hope and loss.

Randall Batinkoff (“Kick-Ass”) starred, directed and wrote the script based on the novel “How Angels Die” by Guy Blews. The film also starred Scottie Thompson (“Skyline”), Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”), Kate Nauta (“Transporter 2”), Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”), Leon Robinson (“Cool Runnings”) and Bruce Davison (“X-Men”). It is the debut directorial feature film for Batinkoff.

“37: A Final Promise” has a limited theatrical release in Los Angeles and New York now. It is also available on VOD from Gravitas Ventures.

Check out the exclusive clip below that features Adam (Batinkoff) getting a surprise visit from »

- Gig Patta

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Randall Batinkoff, Scott Wolf Dish on Story Behind '37' (Video)

12 August 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”) and Randall Batinkoff (“Kick-Ass”) sat down with TheWrap to talk about their new film “37: A Final Promise,” on the latest episode of “Drinking with the Stars.” The film, written and directed by Batinkoff, is about rocker Adam Webb (Batinkoff), who plans to commit suicide when he turns 37, but has a change of heart when he meets Jemma (Scottie Thompson) and falls in love. Also read: ‘Kick-Ass’ Star Directs ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘Party of Five’ Favorites in Suicidal Rocker Biopic (Exclusive Video) “It was a movie and it was a story that just knocked me sort of. »

- Alex Reed

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Film Review: ‘37: A Final Promise’

8 August 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Although it slyly teases its audience with hints of paranormal activity in the early going, “37: A Final Promise” gradually emerges an old-fashioned tearjerker set to a goth-rock soundtrack. Commercial prospects appear extremely iffy for Randall Batinkoff’s indie romantic drama, but simpatico viewers who happen upon the film on VOD or in limited theatrical exposure may be pleasantly surprised by the cumulate impact of its affecting performances and involving narrative. To put it another way: The film deserves more than just a passing grade, and is a good deal better than any plot synopsis might make it sound.

Batinkoff does quadruple duty as director, co-producer, co-scripter (with Jesse Stratton) and star of the filmed-in-Los Angeles feature, which pivots on the fateful intersection of two lives rapidly approaching dead ends.

Adam Webb (Batinkoff), the moody, much-tattooed lead singer for a semi-legendary group called Wendigo, seems conspicuously underwhelmed while hyping the »

- Joe Leydon

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‘Kick-Ass’ Star Directs ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘Party of Five’ Favorites in Suicidal Rocker Biopic (Exclusive Video)

5 August 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Guilt-ridden rocker Adam Webb (Randall Batinkoff of “Kick-Ass”) vows to kill himself in “37: A Final Promise.” But just a few weeks shy of the pre-planned expiration date — his 37th birthday — he meets Jemma (Scottie Thompson of “Skyline”) and falls in love. Also read: ‘Batman v Superman’ Set Video Shows Off Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne Haunted by painful memories and a traumatic past, the love struck singer is conflicted between exacting his suicide plan or running off with his new gal. So, naturally, he visits a psychic (played by Bruce Davison, the senator from “X-Men”) for advice. The story is. »

- Travis Reilly

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Rock Star Drama ’37: A Final Promise’ Gets U.S. Distribution (Exclusive)

5 June 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Independent rock star drama “37: A Final Promise” has been set for theatrical and VOD release on Aug. 8 by Gravitas Ventures.

Randall Batinkoff (“Kick-Ass”) stars with Scottie Thompson (“Skyline”), Tricia Helfer, Kate Nauta, Scott Wolf, Leon Robinson and Bruce Davison (“X-Men”).

The story, based on the Guy Blews novel, centers on a rock star who plans to fulfill a vow to kill himself on his 37th birthday to atone for a  crime he committed as a child. With only 12 weeks to go before his expiration date (and release of his final album), he meets and falls madly in love with Thompson’s character.

“37: A Final Promise” is produced by Aarimax Films and Sww Creative. Batinkoff directed and produced with Blews and Leila Djansi. Gordon Winston and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff exec produced.

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- Dave McNary

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Beyond Skyline Moves Forward With New Title, Director And Sales Poster

23 May 2014 7:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I was not a fan of Skyline, a 2010 alien invasion flick from The Brothers Strause (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem) which failed to add much of anything to its genre. Though trailers, which showed people getting sucked up by eery blue beams of light, were moderately intriguing, the final product was lazy and awfully written (audiences agreed, giving it a D- CinemaScore rating). Regardless, the flick grossed $70 million worldwide against a budget of $10 million, more than enough to justify a sequel. And now, with the announcement of the newly-named Beyond Skyline, we’ll be getting one.

An official Facebook page launched on May 19th served as our first notice that a sequel was actively in the works. According to that page, Liam O’Donnell, who both wrote and produced the first film, will be directing and penning the script for Beyond Skyline. The film will serve as O’Donnell’s directorial »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Alien Invasion Flick Skyline Might Get a Sequel After All

22 May 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

If you saw brothers/co-directors Greg and Colin Strause’s 2010 alien invasion movie “Skyline,” then you know that the ending of the film sets up a sequel. Not a terrible surprise, I know. These days, every genre film is almost expected to launch a franchise or, as is the fashion, a trilogy. “Skyline” was no different. Unfortunately a sequel never happened, even though the film did earn $66 million worldwide from a relatively cheap $10 million budget. While that may sound like a lot, the movie was heavily promoted beyond its budget, so $66 really wasn’t that much. And so, we never really found out what happened to the two main characters played by Eric Balfour and Scottie Thompson. But maybe we’ll finally find out when director Liam O’Donnell directs the sequel, “Beyond Skyline,” which is currently being sold to potential buyers (and financiers) over at Cannes. To help with the sale, »

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Liam O'Donnell Goes Beyond Skyline

21 May 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Remember Skyline? The loony sci-fi FX showcase arrived in 2010 courtesey of tech-heads The Brothers Strauss (AvP: Requiem), and enjoyed a spirited rivalry with the similarly themed Battle: Los Angeles, released at almost exactly the same time. Neither was critically adored, but both did reasonably well at the box office. And while we might have predicted that, of the two, Battle: La would be the one to get a follow-up, it's actually Skyline that turns out to be heading for a sequel. As just revealed at Cannes, Liam O'Donnell, the original's writer and producer, will be the director of Beyond Skyline. There's a poster too.Skyline was an alien invasion affair, in which the human race came off really rather badly. Eric Balfour (from Marcus Nispel's Texas Chainsaw remake) starred as our nominal hero Jarrod, with support from Scottie Thompson, David Zayas and Donald Faison. The Strause Brothers always intended a franchise, »

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