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Liam Neeson Admires Christina Ricci in After.Life Poster

16 November 2009 8:31 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

First official poster for Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci’s “After.Life”. Written and directed by Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo, the film stars Ricci as a young woman caught between life and death, and Liam Neeson as the funeral director who appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead, but might just be intent on burying her alive anyway. The film co-stars Justin Long, Josh Charles, Celia Weston, Chandler Canterbury, Shuler Hensley, and Rosemary Murphy. »

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“After.Life” Poster

15 November 2009 4:03 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Here’s a poster for Agnieszka Wojtowicz’s feature film debut, “After.Life,” which stars Liam Neeson, Christina Ricci, Alfred Molina, Justin Long, Josh Charles and Chandler Canterbury.

Co-written by Agnieszka and Paul Vosloo, the story centers on a young Anna Taylor (Christina Ricci) caught between life and death who fights to avoid being buried alive and the funeral director Eliot Deacon (Liam Neeson) who holds her fate in his hands and who appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead.

Check out also some photos from the upcoming horror movie “After.Life” which is scheduled to be released in Us sometime in 2010.

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- Fiona

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New "After.Life" One Sheet

14 November 2009 11:56 AM, PST | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

Here's a One sheet for Agnieszka Wojtowicz's feature film debut, "After.Life", which stars a mostly naked Christina Ricci, alongside Liam Neeson, Alfred Molina, Justin Long, Josh Charles and Chandler Canterbury. Co-written by Agnieszka and Paul Vosloo, the story chronicles a young woman (Ricci) in a transitional state between life and death who fights to avoid being buried alive and the funeral director (Neeson) who holds her fate in his hands. »

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Afm '09: Ricci, Neeson in New 'After.Life' One Sheet

8 November 2009 11:02 PM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Last night was the AFI premiere of Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo's feature film debut, After.Life, which stars a mostly naked Christina Ricci, alongside Liam Neeson, Alfred Molina, Justin Long, Josh Charles and Chandler Canterbury. Co-written by Agnieszka and Paul Vosloo, the story chronicles a young woman (Ricci) in a transitional state between life and death who fights to avoid being buried alive and the funeral director (Neeson) who holds her fate in his hands. While you can watch for a review here soon, beyond the break you'll find the brand new official one sheet, along with a link to some premiere pics. »

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First Look: Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci in After.Life

5 August 2009 1:20 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

There are always a few horror movies that seem to creep up out of nowhere, and After.Life is one of those. After.Life stars Liam Neeson as Eliot Deacon, a funeral director who holds the fate of young woman caught between life and death in his hands. Christina Ricci plays Anna Taylor, the woman who has a chance of living again until she discovers that Deacon has the gift of transitioning the dead, and he might just be intent on burying her alive. Thanks to Bloody-Disgusting we have some photos from this. In addition to Neeson and Ricci, the cast includes Justin Long, Alfred Molina, Josh Charles, and Chandler Canterbury. Click any of these photos to see a more on Bd. I decided to feature these not necessarily because I think they look great (I'm not the biggest horror fan), but rather because this cast is just too great to ignore. »

- Alex Billington

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Summit Entertainment's 'Knowing' to hit shelves tomorrow

6 July 2009 10:57 AM, PDT | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon studio Summit Entertainment's film Knowing (with Nicholas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, and Lara Robinson) will hit shelves tomorrow (July 7th, 2009). This "cataclysm-prophecy thriller" (according to The Boston Globe) will be available on both Blu-Ray and DVD. The film is one that centers around "John Koestler, a professor who deciphers a coded message with terrifyingly accurate predictions about every major world disaster. Looking to protect his family and prevent future calamities he enlists the reluctant help of Diana Wayland (Rose Byrne) »

- thetwilightexaminer

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Knowing

25 March 2009 1:53 PM, PDT | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Release Date: March 20

Director: Alex Proyas

Writers: Ryne Douglas Pearson, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White, Stuart Hazeldine

Cinematographer: Simon Duggan        

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, D.G. Maloney

Studio/Run Time: Summit, 122 mins.

Another day, another apocalypse

Toward the end of Knowing, the hyper new sci-fi parable, wide-eyed star Nic Cage wails, “How am I supposed to stop the end of the world?” At this point, the movie has hurtled through so many breathless sequences of disaster violence that the plot has virtually shut down, but still, it’s a fair question. And in one of the only moments of real verve, the movie comes up with an unlikely answer: Sorry, Nic, but you don’t. »

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A roll of whose dice?

22 March 2009 9:40 PM, PDT | blogs.suntimes.com/ebert | See recent Roger Ebert's Blog news »

Is the universe deterministic, or random? Not the first question you'd expect to hear in a thriller, even a great one. But to hear this question posed soon after the opening sequence of "Knowing" gave me a particular thrill. Nicolas Cage plays Koestler, a professor of astrophysics at MIT, and as he toys with a model of the solar system, he asks that question of his students. Deterministic means that if you have a complete understanding of the laws of physics, you can predict with certainty everything that will happen after (for example) the universe is created in the Big Bang. Random means you can't predict anything. "What do you think?" a student asks Koestler, who says, "I think...shit just happens."

He is soon given reason to doubt his confidence. (From this point on, there are spoilers.) "Knowing" begins 50 years ago with a classroom assignment; grade school children are »

- Roger Ebert

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Knowing (2009) Movie Review

20 March 2009 3:00 PM, PDT | SciFiCool.com | See recent SciFiCool.com news »

You don’t get more hit-and-miss than Nicolas Cage. The prolific actor seems to be in three or four movies a year, and it’s usually a good year if one of his films turns out to be a moderate hit. Nicolas Cage movies without the words “National” or “Treasure” in the title just don’t seem to do very well at the box office nowadays. Cage’s latest, the Alex Proyas-directed “Knowing” doesn’t seem to have the makings of a big hit, and early indicators (including a general lack of buzz in the fanboy community) are that it will turn out like Cage’s last sci-fi themed effort, the Philip K. Dick inspired “Next”. I kind of enjoyed “Next” myself, but then again, I might have been the only one. In “Knowing”, Cage plays John Koestler, a widowed MIT professor still pining for his wife who died in a fire recently. »

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Knowing

20 March 2009 9:00 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Knowing Directed by: Alex Proyas Cast: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury Running Time: 2 hrs, 2 minutes Rating: PG-13 Plot: A disillusioned widower/college professor’s son (Cage) attends an elementary school that plans to unveil a time capsule that’s been buried for 50 years. Little does he know that the contents of the letter his son retrieves from the relic contains an alarming amount of answers regarding a half-century’s worth of disasters. The film centers upon a grieving man’s struggle to thwart the inevitable effects of certain disaster. Who’s It For?: Difficult to peg. Nicholas Cage fans are routinely taken on tangential rides where their favorite actor jumps from exploring think-pieces [Adaptation] to blockbusting fluff [Bangkok Dangerous]. As one of the world’s more relevant movie stars, Cage needed an intelligent, thought-provoking feature to bring his star »

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Knowing (Film Review)

20 March 2009 7:10 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Not since The Butterfly Effect has a movie punched across such a goofy storyline with such wholehearted conviction as Knowing. The fact that the film has you holding your breath as often as it inspires you to roll your eyes is a credit to director Alex Proyas.

Proyas has proven, with The Crow and Dark City, that he can spin spellbinding cinema when provided with strong material, and here demonstrates his ability to command some measure of attention working with a script that seriously needs its head examined. It opens in 1959, when a class full of elementary-school kids is asked to draw their visions of what life will be like 50 years hence, to be put into a time capsule which will be unearthed after that time has gone by. Instead of a rocketship or a robot, little Lucinda (Lara Robinson) covers her paper with a series of apparently random numerals; after the capsule interment ceremony, »

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Knowing Review

19 March 2009 11:45 PM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Knowing Directed by: Alex Proyas Written by: Ryne Pearson, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White, Stuart Hazeldine, Alex Proyas Starring: Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, Lara Robinson, Nadia Townsend Back in the late '90s, Alex Proyas was a director that had earned himself a lot of admirers. He had two dark and visually stunning cult hits under his belt with The Crow and Dark City (the latter of which Roger Ebert continues to sing the praises of to this day), before he threw everyone a curve ball and he went in a completely different direction with the rock n roll coming of age movie Garage Days. He followed that with the disappointing Will Smith action sci-fi blockbuster I, Robot. Suddenly no one knew what to think of the guy anymore. Five years later, Proyas has returned to his sci-fi/horror roots with a movie called Knowing, but with the plot »

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Knowing Review

19 March 2009 9:53 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Short version: Knowing starts out strong, but despite some impressive (and very intense) visual effects, unravels as it goes on.

Screen Rant reviews Knowing

I went into Knowing very neutral - I hadn’t heard much about it and the premise and trailer looked pretty promising. I realize Nicolas Cage hasn’t exactly been hitting it out of the park lately, but call me crazy: I like the guy despite the crazy hair and eccentric acting.

Knowing opens in 1959, on an elementary school playground - all the kids are running around and having fun except for one little girl, standing off on her own very still. Her name is Lucinda Embry (Lara Robinson) and she’s obviously the “weird kid” in the class. She actually reminded me of a young Christina Ricci from her role in the 1991 film The Addams Family.

Anyway, students were supposed to come up with a »

- Vic Holtreman

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Knowing the Difference

18 March 2009 7:38 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Alex Proyas is a hard director to pin down. While he almost always deals with some sort of dark material, he takes genre conventions, mixes them up and often defies expectations. At least two of his films, The Crow and Dark City, are regarded as modern cult classics, with the latter blessed by a passionate Roger Ebert going to bat for it.

Although notoriously plagued by studio interference and power struggles on his most recent feature I, Robot, he has persevered and is ready to release a new vision onto screens—one that will surprise many viewers, both the eagerly anticipating and the cautiously approaching. That vision is contained in Knowing, the science-fiction thriller that Summit Entertainment releases this Friday.

Knowing revolves around MIT professor John Koestler (Nicolas Cage), whose son Caleb’s elementary school is celebrating its 50th anniversary. When the school first opened, its students placed drawings of »

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Cs Videos: Better Not Knowing ?

18 March 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

On Friday, March 20, Summit Entertainment's Knowing will be the latest attempt by filmmakers to show what the end of the world might look like. In this case, it comes in the form of a series of numbers found in a time capsule that documents every major disaster that has occurred in the past 50 years. These numbers are discovered by Nicolas Cage's Professor John Koestler and his son Caleb (Chandler Canterbury), whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they realize the implications of these numbers, and have to discover why they mysteriously come to a sudden halt with no explanation. ComingSoon.net had a chance to speak to director Alex Proyas ( Dark City , I, Robot ) a few months back (read that interview here ), and then at the recent New York junket, we sat down with Nicolas »

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"Knowing" review - Nicolas Cage strives to protect the world in 'Knowing,' but fails to save the movie

17 March 2009 | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

"Knowing" reviewby Steve Ramos, Writer To the credit of filmmaker Alex Proyas and his five writers on the fantasy thriller "Knowing" it's difficult to successfully wrap a story about the cataclysmic end of the world. No matter what happens, someone will be disappointed.Based on a story by prolific author Ryne Douglas Pearson and adapted by Pearson, Proyas and three other screenwriters, "Knowing" has its share of clever mystery and creepy moments of suspense. But its unsatisfying ending, an attempt to neatly tie all loose ends via an inspirational bow, takes away much of its spooky fun. A Boston-area elementary school class draws pictures imagining their world 50 years into the future. Their work is placed in a time capsule in celebration of the 1959 dedication of their new school building. But one child, a solemn outcast named Lucinda (Lara Robinson in the first of her two roles in the film) scribbles »

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Preview: Knowing, The Movie

13 March 2009 4:41 PM, PDT | ScreenStar | See recent ScreenStar news »

Nicolas Cage's new movie "Knowing" which is coming to theaters Friday, March 20. PopStar was on hand for interviews and was able to speak with all the stars of the exciting film. "Knowing" stars National Treasure's Nicholas Cage, Damages star Rose Byrne, and was directed by Alex Proyas who also directed I, Robot. PopStar saw the thrilling film and spoke with the movie stars that brought to life this truly remarkable story. "Knowing" offers amazing action scenes, haunting visuals, intense acting performances, new young stars, and a plot that keeps you thinking long after the movie has ended. Expect the same action and unexpected twists of Cage's very successful National Treasure movies, plus moving family relationships and big questions for us all to ponder. You've seen the previews: A page full of numbers from a fifty year old time capsule. John Koestler (Cage), an MIT astrophysicist is distressed to »

- ggorman@world.com (Gerald Gorman)

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Preview: Knowing, The Movie

13 March 2009 4:41 PM, PDT | ScreenStar | See recent ScreenStar news »

Nicolas Cage's new movie "Knowing" which is coming to theaters Friday, March 20. PopStar was on hand for interviews and was able to speak with all the stars of the exciting film. "Knowing" stars National Treasure's Nicholas Cage, Damages star Rose Byrne, and was directed by Alex Proyas who also directed I, Robot. PopStar saw the thrilling film and spoke with the movie stars that brought to life this truly remarkable story. "Knowing" offers amazing action scenes, haunting visuals, intense acting performances, new young stars, and a plot that keeps you thinking long after the movie has ended. Expect the same action and unexpected twists of Cage's very successful National Treasure movies, plus moving family relationships and big questions for us all to ponder. You've seen the previews: A page full of numbers from a fifty year old time capsule. John Koestler (Cage), an MIT astrophysicist is distressed to »

- ggorman@world.com (Gerald Gorman)

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Another New Knowing Poster

11 March 2009 12:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

From Summit Entertainment, the studio who brought us the popular Twilight series, here’s another new movie poster from the upcoming thriller “Knowing” by director Alex Proyas (I, Robot, Dark City) and starring Nicolas Cage (Season of the Witch), Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn and Chandler Canterbury. Synopsis: A teacher (Nicolas Cage) opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son’s elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions — some that have already occurred and others that are about to — that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest movie posters and news [...] »

- Brian Corder

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Slideshow: 22-Image Gallery From ‘Knowing’ With Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne

9 March 2009 9:52 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – This 22-image slideshow contains the available press images for Summit Entertainment’s “Knowing,” starring Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, and Lara Robinson. The film, written by Alex Proyas, Stuart Hazeldine (“Riverworld”), Ryne Douglas Pearson (Mercury Rising), Juliet Snowden & Stiles White (The Need, Boogeyman) and Richard Kelly (Southland Tales, Donnie Darko), and directed by Proyas, opens on Friday, March 20th, 2009.

Synopsis: “Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Leaving Las Vegas) stars in Knowing, a gripping action-thriller of global proportions about a professor who stumbles on terrifying predictions about the future and sets out to prevent them from coming true.

Rose Byrne (Troy, “Damages”), Chandler Canterbury (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Repossession Mambo) and Lara Robinson (“Saved”) also star in director Alex Proyas’ (I, Robot) riveting feature about a father’s desperate battle to save his child—and the world.

In 1958, as part of the »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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