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Check Out the New Promo For the Upcoming Mx Independent Film Festival in St. Louis

16 September 2014 8:17 PM, PDT

The Mx Independent Film Festival runs September 26 through October 4th and will take place at the St. Louis’ most comfortable theater, The Mx downtown (618 Washington Ave, St Louis, Mo 63101). This is a festival aimed at local, independent filmmakers and features the best of what St. Louis screenwriters, directors, and actors have to offer. The Mx Independent Film Festival is dedicated to making the film festival experience as accessible as possible for both filmmaker and audiences alike. Taking a minimalist approach they collect no submission fees and the majority of  festival events are free. However no expenses are spared when it comes to filmmaker recognition, with trophies offered for both audience and jury awards. The awards ceremony will be held on October 4th starting at 9:00p in the Mx Bar Lounge with free beer provided by Urban Chestnut.

Details and schedule for The Mx Independent Film Festival can be found Here

http://mxfilmfest. »

- Tom Stockman

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Giveaway: Win A Tusk Movie Prize Pack Including Run-of-Engagement Passes (St. Louis)

16 September 2014 4:44 PM, PDT

A24 Films will release director Kevin Smith’s Tusk Movie in cinemas this Friday, September 19.

The film stars Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, and Michael Parks

From the singular mind of writer/director and podcaster Kevin Smith, and conceived from one of Smith’s own Smodcast’s, Tusk is a story unlike anything that has ever been committed to screen before. A tale that is equal parts hilarious and horrifying, Tusk will stay with you long after the credits roll.

Wamg is giving away Tusk prize packs that will include run-of-engagement passes to our St. Louis readers. One grand prize winner will win the prize pack!

Ready for some Kevin Smith trivia?

Answer the following: What famous producer laid on a couch in his office and made Kevin Smith read the script he worked on for Superman out loud?

For A Chance To Win, Enter Your Name, Answer And Email Address Below. »

- Movie Geeks

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Principal Photography Begins On New Line Cinema’s Vacation Starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate

16 September 2014 4:37 PM, PDT

“It’s a Long Way Down The Holiday Road!”

The next generation of Griswolds is at it again. Shooting has begun in Georgia on New Line Cinema’s Vacation, starring Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films) and Christina Applegate (the “Anchorman” films) on the road for another ill-fated adventure.

The film marks Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s directorial debut.

Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.

Rounding out the cast are Chris Hemsworth (the “Thor” films) in the role of Stone Crandall, Rusty’s irritatingly successful brother-in-law; Charlie Day (the “Horrible Bosses” films), who plays a river rafting guide; and Skyler Gisondo (“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” “Hard Sell”) and Steele Stebbins »

- Melissa Thompson

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Get A Behind The Scenes Look At The Pride Movie

16 September 2014 4:06 PM, PDT

“Audiences will have their sense of humanity refreshed.”

Actors Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West, director Matthew Warchus and the filmmakers of Pride discuss the background of this emotional story in the new featurette.

Critics are already cheering the film. “Breakout British hit is a warm, witty triumph,” says Digital Spy.

The Hollywood News writes, “Pride really is a thing of beauty.”

Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story.

It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

Directed »

- Michelle McCue

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Acquires Us Rights to Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes – Stars Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern

16 September 2014 1:52 PM, PDT

Broad Green Pictures announced today that they have acquired all Us rights to Ramin Bahrani’s feature 99 Homes.

Bgp plans to release the film, which received rave reviews through the Venice, Telluride, and Toronto Film Festivals, in the spring of 2015 in theaters across the country and launch an Oscar campaign.

Directed and co-written by Bahrani, and produced by Ashok Amritraj, Bahrani, Kevin Turen and Justin Nappi, 99 Homes stars Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern and Noah Lomax.

The film, which was financed and produced by Hyde Park-Image Nation, premiered recently at the Toronto International Film Festival and has been one of the most talked about domestic acquisitions titles at the festival. The film had numerous offers from other distributors before Broad Green won the hotly contested bidding war. Hyde Park is currently in negotiations for many of the remaining territories as well.

Coined by critics as the first “humanist thriller, »

- Michelle McCue

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Oscar Winning Composer Steven Price Fury Movie Score Available October 14

16 September 2014 1:20 PM, PDT

Oscar winning composer Steven Price (Gravity) scores Columbia Pictures’ World War II epic Fury, in theaters October 17th, 2014. The film will be closing the 58th BFI London Film Festival this year.

Directed by David Ayer, Fury stars Brad Pitt as “Wardaddy,” a Sherman tank commander who must guide his men into the heart of Nazi Germany during the last month of World War II. The film features a star-studded cast, including Shia LeBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal. Fresh off of his Oscar win for Gravity’s high-energy, out-of-this-world score, Price strikes a musical balance with an emotionally resonant, action-packed score for Fury.

The Fury Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available on Varèse Sarabande Records October 14th, 2014.

Steven Price was drawn to Fury in the script stages, sensing the power of the characters and their plight, and how it portrays the heroism of World War II veterans. »

- Michelle McCue

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Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac Director’S Cut Available on VOD on October 2nd

16 September 2014 11:43 AM, PDT

The final chapter in the Nymphomaniac-saga is about to unfold as Nymphomaniac Director’S Cut will finally meet its international audience at upcoming festivals, theatrical screenings and events all over the world.

The local releases of the film will be accompanied by a simultaneous VOD release in a number of countries.

Read Melissa Howland’s reviews of Volume One Here and Volume Two Here.

Nymphomaniac will be released on VOD on October 2nd in the Us, Canada, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia as well as in von Trier’s native Denmark with more territories to follow in the weeks to come.

In Lars von Trier’s native country, Denmark, the director’s cut version has received rave reviews in connection with its theatrical release and event screenings. Danish critics have handed out 5 and 6-star reviews to the film which met the audience for the first »

- Michelle McCue

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Jason Schwartzman’s Listen Up Philip Official Trailer Lands

16 September 2014 11:11 AM, PDT

A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Check out the brand new trailer below.

Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his own indifference to promoting the novel.

When Philip’s idol Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject—himself.

Following up his critically acclaimed The Color Wheel, Alex Ross Perry scripts and directs a complex, intimate and highly idiosyncratic comedy filled with New Yorkers living their lives somewhere between individuality and isolation.

Schwartzman leads an impressive cast including Elisabeth Moss, »

- Michelle McCue

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15 Young Adult Novels Turned Into Movies

16 September 2014 10:43 AM, PDT

The Maze Runner will finally hit theaters this Friday, September 19th.

Published in October 2009 and based upon the first book in a bestselling series by James Dashner, the novel became a New York Times Best Seller and captured the imaginations of readers around the world. Fans have described it as a combination of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and the legendary television series Lost.

Books to film – especially young adult adaptations – are big bucks at the box office. Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga franchises have collectively grossed more than $5 billion at the worldwide box office, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the 10th highest-grossing film of all time.

Over the weekend, Variety reported:

The 20th Century Fox release racked up a strong $8.3 million across five markets last weekend, with debuts that compared favorably to another young adult hit, “Divergent.” “The Maze Runner” is »

- Movie Geeks

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Meryl Streep Creeps Through First Into The Woods Poster

16 September 2014 9:35 AM, PDT

Into The Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

Get your first look at the brand new poster from Disney.

This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Giveaway – Win The Boxtrolls Soundtrack From Academy Award-Winning Composer Dario Marianelli

16 September 2014 7:20 AM, PDT

Wamg is giving away copies of The Boxtrolls official soundtrack from Academy Award®-Winning Composer Dario Marianelli ahead of its and the highly anticipated family film’s release.

The Soundtrack is comprised of beautiful waltzes, barbershop quartets and Original Songs By Eric Idle, Dario Marianelli and Loch Lomond.

Back Lot Music has announced that they will release The Boxtrolls – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD September 23rd. The album is available for pre-order beginning Today

Pre-Order Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/boxtrolls-original-motion/id915660436

Tracklisting:

The Unspeakable Has Happened

The Scavengers

The Boxtrolls Cavern

Eggs’ Music Box

Quattro Sabatino – Dario Marianelli feat. Peter Harris, Alex Tsilogiannis, Thomas Kennedy, Edmund Saddington Peter Harris, Alex Tsilogiannis, Thomas Kennedy, Edmund Saddington

One Busy Night

Rooftop Chase

Broken Eggs

Cheesebridge Funfair

The Boxtrolls Song – Mark Orton and Loch Lomond (written by Eric Idle)

Snatcher and His Stooges

Allergic

To the Rescue »

- Movie Geeks

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Watch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Official Trailer

15 September 2014 10:04 AM, PDT

The wait is finally over. Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in the brand new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever.

Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million »

- Michelle McCue

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Reginald Hudlin To Produce 6th Annual Governors Awards For The Academy

15 September 2014 9:50 AM, PDT

credit: © Ingrid Hertfelder 2012

Reginald Hudlin will produce the 6th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will be presented to Harry Belafonte, and Honorary Awards will be presented to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“With Reggie’s experience, unique vision and immense creativity, the evening celebrating those who have given so much to our industry is certain to be a memorable one,” said Boone Isaacs.

“I’m honored to be working with the Academy again,” said Hudlin. “The collective impact of this year’s Governors Awards recipients on the evolution of cinema is immeasurable. I’m a fan of all four of these legends, so producing a celebration of Ms. O’Hara’s performances, Mr. Carrière’s storytelling, »

- Michelle McCue

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Fantastic Fest – A Look at the Film, Parties, and Chaos that Await in Austin

15 September 2014 9:26 AM, PDT

The best way to describe how I approach Fantastic Fest is like summer camp. It happens once a year. You get back together with old friends. Yet in this case, this non-traditional camp is for fans of the most bizarre, violent, horrific, and Fantastic movies you could imagine. And even still, Fantastic Fest is so much more. This will be more third time attending Fantastic Fest and We Are Movie Geeks fourth time covering the crazy events that take place in Austin every September. For eight days I will be immersed in a world that is unlike any other film festival I have ever attended. What other festival is going to feature events like an opening night food fight, a karaoke party, a “nerd rap throwdown,” and the signature event at the festival – Fantastic Debates (which includes a verbal debate followed by a literal boxing match). These are just a »

- Michael Haffner

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion In St. Louis

15 September 2014 8:16 AM, PDT

Enter to win a pair of passes for you and your young Jedi to a special screening event for “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion”.

Saturday, September 27th. St. Louis area.

Your child will enjoy activities commencing at approximately 9:30am before the screening begins at 10:45am. Possible activities to include, but not limited to: photo-ops with Star Wars characters from the 501st; coloring / crafts area; Star Wars costume contests; enter-to-win for prizes; and more!

A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away….

Against the might of the Galactic Empire, an unlikely band of heroes emerges to renew the fight for freedom. Witness the epic debut of the riveting animated series Star Wars Rebels, in this one-hour movie event – showing on the big screen one time only!

The story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. »

- Movie Geeks

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Stephen King’S A Good Marriage Coming To Theaters & VOD October 3

15 September 2014 7:16 AM, PDT

Here’s a look at the trailer for Stephen King’S A Good Marriage.

When her husband (Anthony Lapaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen) looks for batteries in the garage. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.

The film, directed by Peter Askin and starring Joan Allen, Anthony Lapaglia Kristen Connolly, and Stephen Lang, is written by Stephen King and based off his short story “A Good Marriage” from the collection “Full Dark, No Stars”.

A bit of trivia on the movie - this is the first feature film screenplay Stephen King has adapted from one of his works in 25 years (last one: “Pet Sematary” in 1989), and only the 4th one overall (the other two feature films: “Cat’s Eye” in »

- Michelle McCue

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Get Dazed And Confused With Your High School Friends at the Tivoli Midnights This Weekend

14 September 2014 8:39 PM, PDT

“That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age!”

Dazed And Confused plays this weekend (August 19th and 20th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

I graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1979 and Dazed And Confused, which I saw at the Shady Oak Theater in Clayton 14 years later, is so spot-on it’s scary. Writer-Director Richard Linklater is one year older than me and his film debut was a nostalgic look back at the final day of school, when the soon-to-be-seniors get drunk and stoned waiting for their first year at the top of the food chain while the incoming freshmen get prepared for a year of getting picked on. A wide range of character drink, smoke pot and have fun talking about what life is about to offer them. I think »

- Tom Stockman

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