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Toronto 2014: First Backcountry Clip Confirms You're In Bear Country

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See, now, this is why I'm hesitant about visiting Canada and heading into some beautiful woods there, because I'm afraid something like the events depicted in Backcountry will happen to me. Set to enjoy its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, September 8, Backcountry is based on a true story. According to the official synopsis: A bear attack thriller reminiscent of true-life survival stories like 127 Hours and gritty animal encounter thrillers like The Grey, Backcountry follows an urban couple who embark on a camping trip in the Canadian backcountry. Alex (Jeff Roop) is a seasoned outdoorsman while Jenn (Missy Peregrym), a corporate lawyer, is not. After getting hopelessly lost in the wilderness, and without food or water, the couple struggles...

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Fear and Loathing at Comic Con 2014, Part IV: The Conclusion

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Chapter 8: Let's Be TERRORISTSMy head is still throbbing from being drugged the previous night. My asshole is throbbing even more. I can't decide which hurts worse. I think it might be neither. I think it might be the news spreading all over my Facebook wall that Legendary Pictures has announced this morning its plans to develop an original super hero horror film for next summer called Dead Heroes. It's already set to be directed by McG, starring The Rock as an evil murdering superman chasing a young female hoodlum played by America's sweetheart, Jennifer Lawrence.  Eminem and Iggy Azalea have already been tapped to collaborate on an original soundtrack together. So rather than having a blistering and intense Riot Grrl score as I wrote it, the music...

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Dream Trip Turns Bad In Vietnamese Horror The Lost Tour

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Sure, there are a lot of reasons to suggest that we're beyond the point of viewer fatigue with found footage horror at this point, that people are just plain tired of the format. There's certainly a vocal segment of the population that declares so at every available opportunity. And yet they keep being made, people keep seeing them, and from time to time you come across one that uses the format well and - once again - the format proves rumors of its demise to be greatly exaggerated. This is certainly the case in international markets where enthusiastic audiences are happy to find a local spin on the format.Cue up Vietnamese effort The Lost Tour. Clearly aiming to strike a balance between local and international...

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Watch The Trailer For Dark Crime Thriller Waste Land

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Belgian director Pieter Van Hees is a slippery one. He made his feature debut with The Left Bank, a dark supernaturally charged thriller before moving on to clever action-comedy Dirty Mind. The tonal shift between the films was dramatic - and impressive - and made all the more surprising by the fact that Van Hees insists the two films, as different as they are, are the first two parts of a thematic trilogy that he completes now with Waste Land.An ultra dark crime thriller - think the recent wave of Nordic Noir, but grottier - Van Hees' latest is a selection of both Toronto and Fantastic Fest and while we missed the trailer when it first arrived a few days back we've spotted it now...

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Exclusive Trailer Premiere For Toronto Selection Margarita, With A Straw

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Soon to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Shonali Bose's Margarita, With A Straw promises to offer a little something different than we normally see from Indian film - even within the blossoming indie scene. A realistic, female focused coming of age story - something we actually don't see very much of coming from anywhere - here's how the festival pitches it:In this inspirational love story, a Delhi university student and aspiring writer afflicted with cerebral palsy (Kalki Koechlin, Dev.D, That Girl in Yellow Boots) leaves India for New York University, where she falls for a fiery young activist. We're pleased to share the first trailer for this film here at Twitch, check it out below....

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Telluride 2014 Review: Rosewater, Jon Stewart's Debut Is Earnest, If Middling

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It's safe to say that for the last several decades Jon Stewart has been one of the most powerful voices in comedy. Since taking over The Daily Show, his show has been the beacon for popular American political satire, showing through his witty segments, farcical interviews done by a series of correspondents, or his probing interviews a dialogue about the state of the world that's rarely seen on television. His show helped birthed numerous careers, including both Steven Colbert and John Oliver, both of whom have gone on to host their own shows that have shared DNA with Stewart's comedic proclivities. During the run up to the 2009 Iranian elections, Stewart and his producers sent stalwart correspondent Jason Jones to cover the story from...

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Park Chan-wook's Next Will Be Korean Adaptation Of English Novel Fingersmith

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After making a foray into English language features with Stoker, Oldboy director Park Chan-wook is headed back to Korea for his next feature though he's bringing a little bit of England with him.Producers have confirmed that Park's next film will be an adaptation of Sarah Waters' period crime novel Fingersmith, which follows petty thieves in Victorian era London, with Park intending to transpose the action to Korea during the Japanese rule. Casting is currently under way with production scheduled for early 2015....

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Beyond The Black Rainbow Soundtrack Hits Vinyl. Buy It. Play It. Turn It Up.

7 hours ago

As those who know me will tell you, when not busy being a movie geek I spend rather a lot of time being a music geek. And from time to time these two interests intersect, which makes Todd a happy boy indeed. And one of those times is today.Panos Cosmatos' Beyond The Black Rainbow is a great favorite in these parts, a psychedelic head trip of a scifi film very much intended to be a complete sensory experience with the auditory part of the experience delivered via an amazing retro-futurist electronic score from Sinoia Caves. I adore this score. Flat out adore it, to the point that I have literally been nagging Cosmatos for years about when it would be available to own. The answer:...

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Delectably Dark And Drily Hilarious Trailer For Roy Andersson's A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

7 hours ago

Confession time: I have never seen a film by Roy Andersson. And clearly this needs to change because if his work is anything at all like the drily hysterical trailer for his Venice and Toronto selection A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence then they were absolutely made for me. Here's how Toronto describes it:a mixture of absurdist, hilariously deadpan humour, shock, and utter horror. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence presents a series of darkly comic vignettes organized around two narrative strands. In one, two hapless novelty salesmen wander around town trying to sell their inventory of vampire fangs and rubber masks, all the while bickering like an old married couple; in the other, Charles Xii, Sweden's most bellicose...

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Review: But Always Urges Chinese Emigrants To Come Home Or Die

7 hours ago

Nicholas Tse proves he is better-suited to tough guy roles than romantic leads, but his inert performance here opposite Gao Yuanyuan is far from the only problem with Snow Zou's shockingly cliched and unaware tragi-romance.When a film opens in New York City, circa 2001, before jumping back in time to show how its characters got there, it's a safe bet that events are going to end unhappily. Such is the case in Snow Zou Xian's feature debut as writer-director, which clumsily signposts its tragic finale right from its opening moments, as Nicholas Tse's suited Yongyuan strolls towards the World Trade Center after a heartfelt phone call from Gao Yuanyuan's doe-eyed Anran.Cut to 1976, and 4-year-old Anran's mother is killed helping victims of the Tongshan earthquake,...

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Watch The Trailer For Edgy South African Thriller Impunity

8 hours ago

We've been saying for quite some time now to keep an eye on South Africa, where there seems to be no end to interesting young talent bubbling beneath the surface, and Jyoti Mistry's Impunity provides another case in point.Sharing a producer with arthouse oriented thriller Sleeper's Wake which premiered in Toronto a couple years back, Impunity is also headed to Tiff with the festival pitching it like this:Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South Africa. The trailer for this one is freshly arrived, check it out below....

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The Animated Pig Returns! Check Out The Trailer For McDull: Me & My Mom!

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McDull - the little animated pig who has been a Huge hit with audiences in his native Hong Kong - is back! And this is a very good thing because while not all of his big screen outings have been as strong as others - experimentation with mixed media and meta narrative have not worked so well - McDull still manages to convey a charm that is rare, indeed, and the trailer for this latest feels more like a throwback to the simplicity of the early (read: best) offerings than anything in more recent days.For the uninitiated, McDull is a young pig in preschool having little preschool adventures. The series has a long history of slipping a bit of social satire into the humor -...

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Fear The Dark With The Full Trailer For Ryan Lightbourn's Sleepwalkers

9 hours ago

Indie director Ryan Lightbourn has won a lot of love in these pages for his stellar short film work and we've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of his debut feature, the microbudget horror Sleepwalkers. 'Sleepwalkers' tells the story of five college students as they attempt to enjoy a festive spring break getaway, only to encounter a deadly, nocturnal presence. As horrific events unfold, the group joins forces with a local convenience store owner and a prison escapee. With nighttime approaching, they must set aside their differences and use their wits to survive. The full trailer for Lightbourn's feature debut has now arrived with his signature style very much intact. Take a look below....

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The ABCs Of Death 2 Red-Band Trailer Will Make You Want To Play Dead

9 hours ago

Certainly one of the most festive and inventive collaborative efforts going these days, The ABCs Of Death pits 26 established and up and coming filmmakers with a letter of the alphabet and a death that corresponds to said letter. And now, with that #2 sitting pretty behind the building blocks of language, it's a full on series!The new red-band trailer, which you will find embedded below, should provide you with enough thrills, chills, and a lotta spills, chops, shots, gurgles, decapitations, acts of impalement and such, to tide you over for the full thing, which gets released stateside by Magnet on VOD October 2, and in theaters on Halloween.Now here are all 26 directors just to prove to you this is serious *ahem* seriously fun...

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Toronto 2014 Preview: Midnight Madness & Vanguard

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We're back with part two of our Toronto International Film Fest preview series. Yesterday we walked you through a few of the Galas and Special Presentations. Today we'll take a look at two of the marquee programs: Midnight Madness and Vanguard. Always packed with quality cinema, last year's programs included World or North American premieres of such now notable titles as R100, Why Don't You Play in Hell, Blue Ruin, and The Sacrament, amongst many others. We can't cover all of the 22 films in these two sections, but here are a few in particular that we're looking forward to....

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Motivational Growth: New Trailers To Mark Release Of Don Thacker's Indie

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New trailers have been cut for Don Thacker's indie flick Motivational Growth, one each for the Canadian and U.S. releases at the end of September and beginning of October. You will find both of them, for their respected distributors, below. The film will hit VOD worldwide on September 30th (via Devolver Films and Indiecan Entertainment in Canada), Blu Ray & DVD in Canada on the same date, and DVD in the Us the following week (via Parade Deck Films), on October 7th. The DVD release will include a commentary track (with actors Jeffrey Combs and Adrian Digiovanni, and director Don Thacker), a photo gallery and trailers. The Blu Ray edition will also include an hour of behind the scenes material....

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Twitch Film Celebrates 10 Years

12 hours ago

A decade is an absolute eternity online, a marker that I certainly never thought I'd reach when registering the first domain for Twitch ten years ago now, and yet here we are. Honestly, I never thought much of anything about what Twitch might become when it first started up. Nothing at all. Ask me what the name means. Nothing. Nothing at all. There's no story behind it, no particular reason for it other than that I thought it felt sort of right. Honestly, Twitch mostly exists purely because I'm of a vintage and out of a subculture where after over a decade of writing about independent music for (mostly) self published 'zines before moving online when the internet was in its infancy before moving on...

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Toronto 2014: Exclusive Trailer For Norwegian Comedy Out Of Nature

13 hours ago

You may think if you've seen one introspective Norwegian inner-monologue nature dramedy, you've seen them all. But Ole Giæver's Out of Nature looks to turn that genre on its head. In all seriousness, this second feature from Giæver (who also stars) looks quite enjoyable from what we've seen. The film will be making its world premiere in Contemporary World Cinema at Tiff, We have the exclusive debut of the English-subbed trailer for you below....

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Moorhead and Benson Bring Spring to Toronto to Avoid Alien Abduction

21 hours ago

There is a new Moorhead and Benson film descending on the festival circuit, and much like their previous effort, Resolution, the myriad places the film plays will preceded by witty little promo vignettes. Here, in a pitch for the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival bow , the fellas, pussy-cat in hand, are faced with a futile attempt to keep the attention on them in light of other extraterrestrial goings on in their L.A. borough.We will be seeing more of them in Toronto, shortly as Spring, their Before Sunrise-esque creature feature set in Italy is screened in the Vanguard programme in just under a week....

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Texas Frightmare Weekend 2015 Grabs Scream's Neve Campbell For Her First Con Appearance Ever!

1 September 2014 12:30 PM, PDT

From their meager beginnings in a community center in Grapevine, Texas ten years ago to selling out a major convention center in Dallas every year, Texas Frightmare Weekend has become the top horror convention in the Southwest over the last decade. 2015 marks their tenth anniversary and what better way to celebrate that grabbing Scream's Neve Campbell for her first convention appearance ever!Here are the detailsTexas Frightmare Weekend will be celebrating it's 10th anniversary in 2010. In celebration of this milestone we'll be announcing some of the biggest guests the convention world has ever seen!So, we want to ask you...Do you like scary movies?If you answered "Hell Yes!" then get out your Ghost Face masks and brace yourself  for our next major announcement...Ready? You sure?...

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