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American Horror Story: Coven Blu-ray / DVD Release Date, Special Features & Cover Art Revealed

22 July 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In the third installment of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story series, young witches have gathered in New Orleans to learn how to defend themselves against violent opposition. Even the Supreme Witch has arrived to ensure their safety and bring hell upon any threats, of which there are plenty. Ahs fans will now have something to hold them over until Ahs: Freak Show airs, as American Horror Story: Coven is coming to Blu-ray and DVD with a handful of special features.

Scheduled for an October 7th release from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, the complete season of American Horror Story: Coven will hit home media with the following special features (thanks to Blu-ray.com!):

Zombie Halloween Enter the Coven Meet Ms. Nola

“Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have »

- Derek Anderson

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Alec Baldwin's Big Day: 'Mission: Impossible 5,' a Rob Ford-esque TV series and more

9 July 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I'll say this much for him: Alec Baldwin is keeping pretty busy these days. Not only is the "30 Rock" actor in talks to join the Christopher McQuarrie-directed "Mission: Impossible 5" as the head of the CIA, he's also circling the previously-announced football concussion movie starring Will Smith, according to a report today over at Deadline. His prospective role in the latter film is unknown at this time. On the TV side, meanwhile, Baldwin is currently developing a show in which he'd play a Rob Ford-esque mayor of New York City (Ford of course being the infamous Toronto mayor whose erratic public behavior set off a media firestorm last year). Written by Wells Tower and executive-produced by Baldwin, the budding project is an NBC Productions property but will be developed as a one-hour cable series. Though his frequent public outbursts have tended to obscure his career endeavors as of late, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Lost Episode Festival Toronto 2014: Anna And Patrick Headline Weekend Lineup

20 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The Lost Episode Festival Toronto, or Left, is prepping for a weekend of thrills, horror and debauchery on July 5 and 6. The festival takes place at the famed Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in downtown Toronto. The fest will be hosting the Canadian theatrical premieres of Jorge Dorado's thriller Anna, starring American Horror Story's Taissa Farmiga and Brian Cox, and Mark Hartley's Patrick, starring You're Next's Sharni Vinson. There will also be short film programs and the midnight program will feature a burlesque show by Nerd Girl Burlesque. The Lost Episode Festival Toronto (Left) announced today the programme of feature films, short films, live burlesque, and the 50 Hour Film Competition awards show, 5-6 July at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Tickets are now available online here,...

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‘Boardwalk Empire's Ben Rosenfield, ‘American Horror Story's’ Taissa Farmiga Finish New Film

14 June 2014 3:47 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Writer-director Hannah Fidell's psychological drama “A Teacher” put her on Hollywood's radar following its Sundance premiere in 2013 and now the Austin, Texas-based filmmaker has wrapped her second feature, which was executive produced by Mark Duplass and his Duplass Brothers Productions. Taissa Farmiga (“American Horror Story”) and Ben Rosenfield (“Boardwalk Empire”) star as a young couple who have been together since high school. As they near the end of college, they face a series of volatile events that threaten to tear them apart forever. The untitled film, which Fidell directed from her own screenplay, co-stars Lindsay Burdge (“A Teacher”), Joshua Leonard »

- Jeff Sneider

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Taissa Farmiga & Ben Rosenfield Find Common Ground in Hannah Fidell’s Latest

12 June 2014 8:10 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Technically her sophomore point fifth of a feature (65-minuter We’re Glad You’re Here precedes A Teacher) which has amusingly gone by a vast array of titles (follow the social media folks for a visual clapboard round-up), Hannah Fidell (featured Ioncinephile of the month) has been cooking up her latest since the spring and now we’ve got official word on the make-up of the cast in the currently untitled project — a drama which will surely hit Sundance next year. Deadline reports that Taissa Farmiga (of Higher Ground fame) and Ben Rosenfield share the lead, while Joshua Leonard, Peter Vack, Jennifer Lafleur and three times a charm Lindsay Burdge are part of the supporting cast in what sounds like a psychological roller-coaster ride for a couple that are nearing the end of college — sort of the anthesis of the grown up portion in Linklater’s Boyhood. Kelly Williams and »

- Eric Lavallee

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Witches cast spell over Emmy voters: 'American Horror Story: Coven'

12 June 2014 6:37 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Witches reigned supreme at the recent "American Horror Story: Coven" Q&A with Emmy voters at the TV Academy, but other cast and crew had their say, too. Actors Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Denis O'Hare, Angela Bassett and Gabourey Sidibe were joined by music score composer James Levine and others. While much of the miniseries' intrigue involved a battle over which of the show's younger witches would become the coven's supreme leader, Sidibe tells Gold Derby that the actresses fought among themselves off screen during production since they didn't know how it would all end up. -Break- At first most cast members believed Taissa Farmiga's character Zoe Benson would be the chosen one, but “then she started saying it in every episode and we were like 'You are clearly not going to be the supreme,'" Sidibe says. "And so then at the end it really started to become »

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Casting Net: Tom Hiddleston to play country legend Hank Williams; Plus, Demi Moore, Rebel Wilson, more

12 June 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Tom Hiddleston will star (and sing) as Hank Williams in an upcoming biopic about the country legend. I Saw The Light will be directed by Marc Abraham (Flash of Genius), who adapted the script from Colin Escott’s biography of Williams. Quite different than his role in The Avengers, Hiddleston will sing from the entire Williams catalog, with songs like “Hey, Good Lookin’,” after the rights were secured through a deal with Sony Atv. The film will follow Williams’ rise to fame before dying of heart failure at age 29. [Deadline]

Demi Moore (Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle) has replaced Sex and the City »

- Jake Perlman

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Sarah Paulson Teases “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Details

12 June 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

So excited to be playing Bette And Dot this season. Two heads are better than one! #Ahsfreakshow pic.twitter.com/jdZJSPercn

Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) June 12, 2014

 

Actress Sarah Paulson shared the above image via her twitter today, confirming just one of many suspicions about her role in everyone’s favorite upcoming horror anthology.  And so, the American Horror Story: Freak Show speculation begins a new era!  Ryan Murphy‘s gore-geous series returns October 15th, and while details are sparse about the new series, it’s about time we separated fact from freak-show fiction.

But the real question on everyone’s mind is: who will play the bearded lady!?

Here’s what we do know about Ahs: Fs:

Jessica Lange is returning (for her last season on the show).  Murphy has confirmed that the former baddest-witch-in-town is working on her German.  She’ll be playing the Marlene Dietrich-esque matriarch of »

- Eric Shorey

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‘A Teacher’s Hannah Fidell Taps Taissa Farmiga, Ben Rosenfield, Mark Duplass For Sophomore Feature

12 June 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Sundance breakout Hannah Fidell is moving fast on the follow-up to her 2013 debut drama A Teacher, the tale of an increasingly dangerous affair between a high school teacher and her student. Fidell, who won the SXSW Chicken & Egg Female Narrative Directing Award for A Teacher, has set Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) and Ben Rosenfield (Boardwalk Empire) to star in her untitled second feature as a young couple who face a series of volatile events as they near the end of college. Mark Duplass is executive producer on HBO’s adaptation of A Teacher and is also exec producing […] »

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Tom Hiddleston to play Hank Williams

12 June 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The British actor will portray the country singer in Bron Studios / RatPac Entertainment’s I Saw The Light.

Marc Abraham will direct from his screenplay based on Colin Escott’s award-winning biography. Aaron L Gilbert will produce through his Bron Studios alongside Brett Ratner, G Marq Roswell and Abraham.  

Ratner’s business partner James Packer is on board as executive producer for RatPac Entertainment.

The Bron Studios / RatPac Entertainment production in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance is scheduled to begin production in Louisiana in October. Hiddleston will do his own singing.

The production has secured rights to the Williams music catalogue via Sony Atv for a library of songs that includes Hey Good Lookin and Your Cheatin’ Heart.​

A Teacher director Hannah Fidell’s untitled second feature has wrapped production in Austin, Texas. Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield star in the relationship drama and Mark Duplass / Duplass Brothers Productions serve as executive producers. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Review: Anna

12 June 2014 12:45 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

There is something fascinating about the concept of a person with the ability to get into another person’s mind, with also having the ability to experience their memories. This is the case in Jorge Dorado’s film Anna.  Also known in other regions as Mindscape,  the film is an experience, full of the thrill of a universe that involves memory detective agencies. If just that small glimpse of a synopsis sounds like an interesting time, then well, it is everything you would expect it to be, and then some.

From the beginning, the film keeps the audience interested, hooking you immediately with a strong start. We meet John Washington, (Mark Strong), a memory detective with the ability to assist in solving crimes by getting into the minds of witnesses. Due to a traumatizing event in his past that ends up coming back to haunt him, and ultimately negatively affecting a session, »

- Natty

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‘Anna’ Review: A Strong Cast Is No Match For a Forgettable Script

11 June 2014 5:03 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A woman alone at home hears a noise in the other room and goes to investigate. She finds a window open that she thought she had closed and soon discovers why — an intruder is in the house and armed with a knife and malicious intent. But as she’s races in fear from one room to the next another man becomes visible to us while she runs right past him. What the what? John Washington (Mark Strong) is a memory detective. With a combination of hand-holding and a little bit of coaxing he can enter a person’s memories, whether they be formative or traumatic, and while he can’t interact with them his observations reveal information that can be used later in therapy or criminal trials. It’s a good gig if you can get it, but John is forced onto sabbatical after his latest trip down someone else’s memory lane finds his own recollections »

- Rob Hunter

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'Workaholics' Star Adam DeVine Joins 'The Intern'

10 June 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Pitch Perfect and Workaholics star Adam DeVine has joined the cast of Warner Bros.' comedy The Intern, alongside Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway.

The story centers on an aging widower (Robert De Niro) who enters the intern program of a successful fashion website, where he is assigned to the site's founder (Anne Hathaway). Reese Witherspoon was initially set to play the website founder, who forms a surprising bond with her new intern, before Anne Hathaway replaced her in February. Adam DeVine is playing the head of interns at the company.

Nancy Meyers (It's Complicated) is directing from her own screenplay, although no production schedule has been released.

Adam DeVine is reprising his role as Bumper Allen in the Universal Pictures comedy sequel Pitch Perfect 2, and he also stars in Sony's The Final Girls, alongside Malin Akerman and Taissa Farmiga. He also had a recurring role on the »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive: Dive Into Taissa Farmiga's Mind in This Sultry Music Video for Thriller 'Anna'

10 June 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last year Taissa Farmiga (debatably) played a sociopath in Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring." Her mental state is once again questioned in "Anna," a dark thriller co-starring Mark Strong. Until you see it, check out this seductive music video for "Say Goodbye," a track that appears in the film. Read More: Taissa Farmiga On Stepping Into the Spotlight for 'Anna' and Turning to Her Sister, Vera, for Career AdviceSung by Natalia Safran, "Say Goodbye" is a sultry, Bond-like tune that definitely suits "Anna's" mood. The music video shows scenes from the Jorge Dorado-directed film, which is about a man who is able to enter people's memories and is hired to determine whether or not a young girl is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.  Anna" was released in theaters on June 6. It's also now available to view on video-on-demand platforms. »

- Eric Eidelstein

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, June 6th. What Will You See?

6 June 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

These days, the number of indies premiering on a weekly basis can be both thrilling and intimidating. To help sift through the number of new releases (independent or otherwise), we've created the Weekly Film Guide. Below you'll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for today's fresh offerings.  Happy viewing! Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 6th. (Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.) Anna Director: Jorge Dorado Cast: Mark Strong, Taissa Farmiga, Brian Cox, Indira Varma, Noah Taylor Synopsis: "A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma." Theatrical Release: Los Angeles Burning Blue Director: D.M.W. Greer Cast: Trent Ford, Tammy Blanchard, Morgan Spector, Rob Mayes, William Lee Scott, Cotter Smith, Michael Cumpsty, Michael Sirow, Mark Doherty, Chris. »

- Steve Greene

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Film Review: ‘Anna’

5 June 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Following his superlative turn as a betrayed secret agent in “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” Mark Strong was long overdue for a lead role. And for once the sepulchrally handsome British actor gets to be the good guy in “Anna,” a likable if overly familiar psychological thriller about a “memory detective” charged with rummaging through the repressed recall of a troubled young woman accused of a terrible crime. The film opens June 6 in limited release.

No doubt the Nsa and Google are working furiously in tandem to create a similarly helpful gizmo that fits, let’s say, inside your left nostril. But they’ll have nothing on the “remote viewing” practiced by Mindspace, a shadowy outfit headed by a psychiatrist (Brian Cox, leading with cleft chin and strange hair). The suspiciously genial shrink assigns Strong’s John Washington, a troubled seeker of truth, with flushing out the repressed traumas of Anna, »

- Ella Taylor

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Box office preview: The teens take on Tom Cruise

5 June 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

This weekend, a powerful genre battles a powerful movie star as the Ya sensation The Fault in Our Stars opens against Tom Cruise’s sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow. But who will prevail — especially when Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent is still lurking in the background?

Here’s how things might play out.

1. The Fault in Our Stars — $40 million

Sorry, Tom, but initial tracking suggests that the army of John Green fans (and some probably wondering what all the hype is about) will bump Fox’s $12 million pic to the No. 1 spot. Starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars »

- Lindsey Bahr

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James Ransone Joins Ethan Hawke And Karen Gillan In A Valley Of Violence

5 June 2014 4:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Blumhouse Productions is best known for its contributions to the horror genre, with such frightfests as Sinister, Insidious and The Purge in its body of work. But if you take one look at its upcoming slate, you’ll begin to understand that Blumhouse is looking to broaden its horizons in a big way. One of the most curious projects in the works over at the studio is a revenge Western called In A Valley of Violence. Though Ti West (The House of the Devil) scribed and also directed, the film still seems more than a little out of the way for the horror-leaning studio. That doesn’t mean, however, that we’re not looking forward to it, particularly with the cast West has lined up. Today, James Ransone joined the film, which already boasts Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, Karen Gillan and Taissa Farmiga.

I’m anticipating that additional details about »

- Isaac Feldberg

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James Ransone Joins ‘In A Valley Of Violence’

5 June 2014 12:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sinister actor James Ransone has reportedly joined the cast of In A Valley Of Violence.

The Western, directed by Ti West, will see Ethan Hawke feature as a mysterious drifter who arrives back in a small town looking to seek revenge on the murderer of his brother. Grease legend John Travolta co-stars, with Ransone joining as his son. This news comes alongside last week’s report that Doctor Who favourite Karen Gillan and American Horror Story starlet Taissa Farmiga had signed on to the cast, playing sisters who own a hotel in the town.

Produced by Blumhouse, this could be a scary/gory one, especially considering their endless list of past features: Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious and Oculus, amongst many others.

Source: Deadline »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Casting Net: Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell could re-team for 'Daddy's Home'; Plus, Rose Leslie, more

4 June 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• After the unlikely duo paired up for 2010′s The Other Guys, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are in talks to co-star in Daddy’s Home, which could begin production as early as this fall. The film pits an eager stepfather (Ferrell) against a wild biological father (Wahlberg), as both compete for the love of the children in question. Vince Vaughn was previously circling the pic when Etan Cohen was attached to direct. We’re the Millers scribes Sean Anders and John Morris (who are directing Horrible Bosses 2) are now the likely directors. [Deadline]

Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) and Justin Bartha »

- Lindsey Bahr

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