Dances With Films 2017 Review Round-Up: Devil’S Whisper, Inheritance, Imitation Girl, Central Park

The month of June has been flying by quicker than I can even believe, as we’re already a week out from the end of the 2017 Dances With Films festival, which took over the historic Chinese Theater in Los Angeles earlier this month. During Dwf, I had the opportunity to catch several intriguing genre films, including Devil’s Whisper, Inheritance, Imitation Girl, and Central Park, and here’s a summary of my thoughts on these four flicks:

Devil’s Whisper: There are a few aspects that I enjoyed about Devil’s Whisper, but unfortunately in the end, a somewhat predictable conclusion coupled with some hokey dialogue ends up derailing the supernatural story from becoming anything beyond “it’s fine.”

Co-writer/director Adam Ripp admirably takes the road left traveled in Devil’s Whisper (especially in relation to other recent possession-related movies), as we follow a teenager named Alex (Luca Oriel
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Horror Highlights: Salem Horror Fest, Domitianus, Midnighters, Dances with Films 2017, Good Time

George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead will be featured at the Salem Horror Fest, and we have info on the special screening. Also in today's Horror Highlights is an excerpt from Nicholas Forristal's Domitianus, stills from Midnighters, Dances with Films 2017 details, and the trailer for A24's Good Time.

Salem Horror Fest: Press Release: "Salem, Ma. - Salem Horror Fest, in partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum and CinemaSalem, today announced four weeks of screenings, parties, concerts, panels and exhibits that explore societal themes of fear and anxiety in horror at the Halloween capital of the world; Salem, Massachusetts

Amidst the notorious backdrop of the 1692 Witch Trials, the festival will feature a city-wide program set to kick off at the Peabody Essex Museum on Thursday, September 21 as part of the Pem/Pm evening party series in conjunction with their upcoming exhibit “It’s Alive” Classic Horror and Sci-Fi
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NFL: Brian Hoyer Tears Acl, Is The Cleveland Browns Season Over?

Just when you think the Cleveland Browns had turned a corner, and things were looking up in that part of Ohio, a cruel blow could derail their season.

Brian Hoyer was the long-time back-up quarterback to Tom Brady in New England, before he finally made his first NFL start last season for a beleaguered Arizona Cardinals side.

Now with the Browns having replaced 2012 first rounder Brandon Weeden as the starter, he had them winning, and playing well.

Two consecutive wins over the Vikings and Bengals had seen Rob Chudzinski’s side climb from basement dwellers who had seemingly given up on the season already following the Trent Richardson trade, to a team who could threaten in the Afc North at 2-2.

However on Thursday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills, Hoyer took off on a innocuous quarterback scramble but his leg buckled underneath him and he left the game and did not return.

George Clooney's Signed Jacket Up For Auction To Benefit Rfk Center

Celebrities spanning the worlds of politics, sports and entertainment have joined together for The Robert F. Kennedy Center’s annual Ripple of Hope Holiday Auction.

Icons including Madeleine Albright and George Clooney have donated exclusive experiences and VIP access to raise funds for the organization’s integral human rights work. Bidding is currently live and runs through December 15th at leading charity auction site at

Michael Moore, Martin Sheen, Mark Hamill and many more celebrities have donated exclusive experiences to raise funds for the 42-year-old organization dedicated to providing an ongoing base of support to human rights defenders around the world. Additional notable participants include: Jenna Fischer, George Clooney, Rosie Perez, Debra Messing, Bill Maher, Michael Lombardi, John Starks, Ray Romano, James Earl Jones, Chris Matthews, Marc Summers, Florence Henderson, Kate Mulgrew, Jay Leno, Joe Scarborough, Steve Case, Robert Wolf, Austan Goolsbee, Paul Volcker,
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Jon Hamm on “Mad Men” win 2011 Emmys:

Leah Sydney reports that the HBO party at the Pacific Design Center “is always the best, classiest, celeb filled of the night. HBO/Time Warner titans Richard Pepler, Jeff Bewkes, Michael Lombardi were all present. Martin Scorsese made an early appearance and left…Kate Winslet as well. Wall to wall celebs, executives, Hollywood power players. HBO always does it well. The wonderful William Hurt chatted with Paul Giamatti.

Mad Men” star Jon Hamm lost Best Actor in a Drama to Kyle Chandler of “Friday Night Lights.” “Mad Men” won Best Drama, however. Go figure. Hamm–whose film “Friends with Kids” will be distributed by Lions Gate next spring–says he wasn’t surprised about losing. “I’m not stranger to losing these things. It’s become expected for me. Kyle Chandler is truly a good friend of mine and I’m a major fan of that show.
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HBO ends 'Entourage' in 2011, 'Curb' continues and 'Boardwalk' hopes are high

The last day (Saturday, August 7) of the Television Critics Association had HBO wrap up the show in a three hour-panel extravaganza that featured Scorsese, Buscemi, Fisher, Morgan, and Sheila Nevins introducing her pal Spike Lee. The network knows they have to up the ante, FX has "Sons of Anarchy" coming back September 7, AMC continues to stomp with "Mad Men" (HBO passed on that one) and now the long-running "Entourage" will end next summer. HBO executives Michael Lombardi, HBO programming president, and co-president Richard Plepler were on panel after the "Boardwalk" session, and Lombardi said the final "Entourage" season ends in 2011, and may only be six episodes. "The plan right now is we'll finish up this
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