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Charlie Plummer in Official Trailer for Andrew Haigh's 'Lean on Pete'

You can't get anywhere on your own. A24 has revealed the first official trailer for an indie drama titled Lean on Pete, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival this year and also played in Telluride, Toronto and London. Andrew Haigh is the critically acclaimed filmmaker behind Weekend and 45 Years, and this is his latest touching drama about a lost boy from Oregon. Charlie Plummer stars as Charley, a teen who befriends a race horse named Lean on Pete. The full cast includes Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Travis Fimmel, Amy Seimetz, Steve Zahn, Thomas Mann, and Alison Elliott. I saw this in Venice and it's a good film with some solid performances, but it didn't really win me over in any way. It's just a simple story about a lonely, lost, struggling boy who finds some hope in a horse he befriends. It's definitely worth a look. Here's the official
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‘Lean on Pete’ Trailer: Andrew Haigh Heads to the American West

After his stellar pair of dramas, 45 Years and Weekend, Andrew Haigh returned with his latest theatrical feature Lean on Pete at the fall festival circuit. An adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s novel of the same title, Charlie Plummer stars as Charley Thompson, a fifteen-year-old who takes a summer job with a washed-up horse trainer and befriends a horse.

With a cast also including Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Steve Zahn, and Thomas Mann, A24 is saving it for a spring 2018 release and now the first trailer has landed. We said in our review, “large portions of his latest film, Lean on Pete, while exquisitely photographed, are devoted to admiring those stunning vistas, but you might be left wondering what happened to the plot.”

See the trailer below.

Charley Thompson is a 15-year-old who has no stability in his life. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school
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‘Lean On Pete’ Trailer: Andrew Haigh’s Heartbreaking Horse Story

As we’ve learned from Andrew Haigh, director of “45 Years” and “Weekend,” he knows how to make tough but tender dramas. And once again, he’ll be beautifully breaking our hearts with “Lean On Pete,” and the first trailer might just have you reaching for the Kleenex.

Based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, and starring Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny, Steve Zahn, Thomas Mann, and Amy Seimetz, the film tells the story of a teenage Charley, who finds a reprieve from his knockabout home life in a horse named Lean On Pete.

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Film News Roundup: Netflix Launching ‘Seeing Allred’ Documentary in Early 2018

Film News Roundup: Netflix Launching ‘Seeing Allred’ Documentary in Early 2018
In today’s film news roundup, Netflix has set a 2018 launch for “Seeing Allred,” the Palm Springs Film Festival will honor Holly Hunter, “Taste for Blood” gets a director, and Legendary sets up a ghost story.

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Netflix will launch the Gloria Allred documentary “Seeing Allred” on its global streaming network after its world premiere in competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

“Seeing Allred” was directed by Sophie Sartain (“Mimi and Dona”) and Roberta Grossman (“Above and Beyond”). It’s produced by Grossman, Sartain, Marta Kauffman (co-creator of “Friends”), Robbie Rowe Tollin, and Hannah Ks Canter (“Grace & Frankie”).

“I feel fortunate that ‘Seeing Allred’ captures my passion and battle for justice for many victims of injustice,” said Allred. “The courage that my clients demonstrate, in speaking truth to power, inspires me every day as we fight together.”

The film includes archival footage and sit-down interviews with supporters and critics and examines Allred’s personal
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The Weinstein Company’s Amityville: The Awakening grosses just $742 in North America

After being pushed back on numerous occasions, the horror film Amityville: The Awakening finally made its way into U.S. theaters on Saturday, marking The Weinstein Company’s first release since the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal broke.

The film, which has sat on the shelf since 2015 and was released for free on Google Play earlier this month, grossed a paltry $742 from 10 locations, putting it 59th in the weekend box office ranking with a per-screen-average of just $74, one of the lowest ever recorded. For comparison, Jigsaw opened with a per-screen-average of $5,525, while The Square managed $38,000 per screen from its two locations.

See Also: Watch the trailer for Amityville: The Awakening

Directed by Franck Khalfoun, Amityville: The Awakening is the nineteenth film to be based on the alleged Amityville haunting in the 1970s and stars Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, Jennifer Morrison and Kurtwood Smith.
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Amityville: The Awakening Review

For a long-pushed, unceremoniously dropped – straight to Google Play to watch for Free – 2017 reboot-a-ma-jig, Amityville: The Awakening sure is brazenly confident. Like, beyond pure existence. I’m all for revamping franchises in new and chilling ways, but to shade other Amityville entries without first proving your own merit? That’s exactly what happens when Thomas Mann’s draped-in-black horror devotee asks which Amityville film should be watched from inside 112 Ocean Avenue. “Remakes totally blow,” spouts his goth-punk friend. Hey – at least 2005’s The Amityville Horror features Ryan Reynolds chopping wood shirtless and in longjohns. Which is more than this generic Kidz-Bop mess of redundant haunter misfires has to offer.

Bella Thorne stars as Belle Walker, a damn-the-world transplant now inhabiting the famed Amityville manor where Ronnie DeFeo Jr. murdered his family – but she doesn’t know it. Mother Joan (Jennifer Jason Leigh) claims she scored a killer deal on a
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Jim Gaffigan Joins Olivia Colman In ‘Them That Follow’ Thriller

Jim Gaffigan Joins Olivia Colman In ‘Them That Follow’ Thriller
Exclusive: Comedian Jim Gaffigan has come aboard the dramatic thriller, Them That Follow, joining Thomas Mann, Olivia Colman, Alice Englert, Walton Goggins, Kaitlyn Dever and Cameron Monaghan. Brittany Poulton and Daniel Savage are directing the pic, from their original screenplay about a small community in Appalachia where believers handle poisonous snakes to prove their righteousness before God. Gaffigan will play Zeke, the pious, steadfast husband of the community…
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Kaitlyn Dever Cast In Dramatic Thriller ‘Them That Follow’

Kaitlyn Dever Cast In Dramatic Thriller ‘Them That Follow’
Last Man Standing alumna Kaitlyn Dever has been added to the cast of Them That Follow, the dramatic thriller from Amasia Entertainment and G-Base. Brittany Poulton and Daniel Savages are co-directing the film, based on their script, with shooting scheduled to begin this month in Ohio. Dever joins Olivia Colman, Alice Englert, Walton Goggins and Thomas Mann in the pic set in a small community in Appalachia where believers handle poisonous snakes to prove their…
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Amityville: The Awakening to be released for free on Google Play

Having sat on the shelf at Dimension Films and Miramax since 2015, it has now been announced that the supernatural horror Amityville: The Awakening will finally receive a release next month, and it will be completely free!

The nineteenth film to be based on the alleged Amityville haunting in the 1970s, the film is set to be released for free on Google Play between October 12th and October 28th, as well as receiving a limited theatrical release on October 28th.

See Also: Poster and trailer for Amityville: The Awakening

Directed by Franck Khalfoun, Amityville: The Awakening stars Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, Jennifer Morrison and Kurtwood Smith. It was shot back in 2014, and was originally slated for release in January 2015. Then April 2016. Then January 2017. Then June 2017…
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Thomas Mann Signs With UTA

Thomas Mann Signs With UTA
Exclusive: UTA has signed Thomas Mann, the up and coming actor who popped in starring roles in Project X and Me and Earl and The Dying Girl. He has also co-starred in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Beautiful Creatures and most recently the Jordan Vogt-Roberts-directed Kong: Skull Island. Mann will next be seen starring in the Nicole Holofcener-directed The Land Of Steady Habits. The actor took meetings with the majors and chose UTA. He continues to be managed by…
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First Amityville: Awakening Clip Arrives, Release Date Announced

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First Amityville: Awakening Clip Arrives, Release Date Announced
After years of delays, Amityville: The Awakening is finally getting a release. For real this time. The movie has been shifted around on the release calendar four different times, which is rarely a good sign for any movie. Especially a low-budget horror movie such as this. In any case, this will provide horror fans with something new to watch this Halloween season. The good part? The movie will be available to stream for free on Google Play.

According to Deadline, Amityville: The Awakening will be streaming for free exclusively on Google Play from October 12 to November 8. The movie is also being given a limited theatrical release starting on October 28, for those who are looking for something to watch during the Halloween weekend. That should help the studio recover some of the money they invested in this modern take on the Amityville Horror franchise, but in many ways, they seem to
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Amityville: The Awakening Creeps Out Of Hiding With First Clip; Horror Pic To Release Via Google Play Next Month

Every house may have a history, but when it comes to 112 Ocean Avenue, it’s imbued with horror and hearsay.

We are, of course, referring to Amityville, New York’s most famous haunted house first depicted in Jay Anson’s 1977 book of the same name. Fast forward 40 years and 112 Ocean Avenue continues to be a point of fixation for Hollywood suits, given Amityville: The Awakening is all set to become the 19th (!) film based on the horror saga and the first to see a theatrical release since 2005, so there’s quite a lot riding on The Awakening.

Directed by Franck Khalfoun, Amityville: The Awakening keeps things on the straight and narrow by centering on a young woman, Belle (Bella Thorne), who takes up residence in a new home only to find that it’s haunted by a strange, inexplicable phenomenon. Cue the jump-scares and shrill music.

But with a late
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Walton Goggins set for Them That Follow

Deadline is reporting that Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight) has been cast in Them That Follow, a dramatic thriller from writer-directors Brittany Poulton and Daniel Savage.

Them That Follow is set in the wilds of Appalachia where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God. Goggins is set to play Lemuel Childs, “an unshakable preacher determined to protect this way of life in a world that is changing and turning against their traditions. Fearing the erosion of his church and the possible loss of his daughter Mara to the outside world, he is faced with preventing his community from breaking apart.”

Goggins, who is currently shooting the Marvel sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, will be joined in the cast of Them That Follow by Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Thomas Mann (Kong: Skull Island). Production is slated to begin next month in Ohio.
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Walton Goggins To Shepherd The Flock In ‘Them That Follow’

Walton Goggins To Shepherd The Flock In ‘Them That Follow’
Exclusive: Walton Goggins has been set to star in Them That Follow, the dramatic thriller taking shape for a production start next month in Ohio. He joins Olivia Colman, Alice Englert and Thomas Mann in the Amasia Entertainment pic, set deep in the wilds of Appalachia where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God. Goggins will play Lemuel Childs, the unshakable preacher determined to protect this way of life in a world that is changing and…
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Jordan Vogt-Roberts hijacks the Kong: Skull Island Honest Trailer to deliver his own critique

After getting his beard in a twist over Cinema Sins’ Everything Wrong With Kong: Skull Island video, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has hijacked Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailer to provide his own rather scathing critique of the MonsterVerse blockbuster; check it out here…

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

Kong: Skull Island sees Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing a cast that includes Tom Hiddleston (High-Rise), Brie Larson (Room), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), John C. Reilly (The Lobster), Thomas Mann (Me and Girl and the Dying Girl), Corey Hawkins (The Walking Dead), Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Age of Ultron
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Watch: Steve Buscemi Gives Guidance in First Clip from Andrew Haigh’s ‘Lean on Pete’

Following his stellar drama 45 Years, Andrew Haigh is back on the festival circuit with Lean on Pete, an adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s novel of the same title. One of our most-anticipated fall festival premieres, it recently debuted at Venice and ahead of our review, we have the first clip. Charlie Plummer stars as Charley Thompson, a fifteen-year-old who takes a summer job with a washed-up horse trainer and befriends a horse. With a cast also including Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Steve Zahn, and Thomas Mann, A24 is expected to release the film next year.

Lean On Pete by Willy Vlautin is a wonderfully humane novel. It is a story of a kid that refuses to lose hope or heart despite the harsh realities of his world,” Haigh says in a director’s statement. “I found it immensely moving, tender and yet never sentimental. I wanted the film to have the same sense of purity.
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'Some Freaks': Fantasia Review

An affecting debut for anyone who has dwelled on the far outskirts of adolescent social life, Ian MacAllister McDonald's Some Freaks captures high school/college agony without transmuting it into thank-God-we-survived-it nostalgia. Starring Thomas Mann (lead in the tragically underseen Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and charismatic relative newcomer Lily Mae Harrington, the picture centers on misfits struggling to understand whether their "flaws" are things to overcome or essential to their identities. Neil Labute's appearance as an exec-producer will tell prospective viewers something about the film's willingness to grapple with cruelty in intimate settings. But McDonald never delights in...
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Kong: Skull Island 3-D

Kong is back, transformed into a ‘MonsteVerse’ colossus suitable for combat with Kaiju-sized foes. The key inspiration is video games but the day is saved by capable performers in mostly amusing roles. Even though the show treats its fantasy halfway seriously, it’s still an infantile guns ‘n’ monsters romp, embellished with impressive visual effects.

Kong: Skull Island 3D

3-D Blu-ray + Digital

Warner Home Video

2017 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 118 min. / Street Date July 18, 2017 / 44.95

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Thomas Mann, Brie Larson, Tian Jing .

Cinematography: Larry Fong

Film Editor: Richard Pearson

Original Music: Henry Jackman

Written by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, John Gatins

Produced by Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Much of genre filmmaking is now being corporatized into interrelated ‘shared universes.’ Universal is struggling to shape its horror icons into a Marvel-like gallery of interchangeable ‘fun’ adventure figures.
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‘13 Reasons Why’ Actor Steven Silver Boards John Stalberg Jr.’s Comedy ‘Beef’

‘13 Reasons Why’ Actor Steven Silver Boards John Stalberg Jr.’s Comedy ‘Beef’
Exclusive: Steven Silver, who co-starred in Netflix’s controversial hit series 13 Reasons Why, has joined Thomas Mann, Jai Courtney and Timothy Olyphant in Beef, the dark comedy directed by John Stalberg Jr. The screenplay comes from Jeff Lock’s 2014 Black List script. The pic follows Jason (Mann), a general manager at a fast food restaurant called Beefy's, who, in hopes escaping his bleak small town, makes a $10,000 bet that was supposed to be a sure thing. When he…
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Thomas Mann in Trailer for Indie Relationship Drama 'Some Freaks'

"They only see what you want them to see." Good Deed Entertainment has debuted the official trailer for an indie relationship drama titled Some Freaks, starring Thomas Mann from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. The story is about a high schooler named Matt with only one eye, who falls in love with an overweight girl named Jill, played by Lily Mae Harrington. There's two major parts to the story - once she goes off to college, she loses weight and apparently Matt doesn't feel the same about her. The cast includes Ely Henry, Marin Ireland, Lachlan Buchanan, Nikki Massoud, and Ryan Boudreau. This already played at a few film festivals last year (including Fantasia and Rhode Island) and will be hitting limited Us theaters + VOD later this summer. This film actually looks pretty good - full-on indie quirk, might be worth watching. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Ian MacAllister McDonald's Some Freaks, direct from YouTube: Follows one-eyed ...
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