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The Voices, 2014.
Directed by Marjane Satrapi.
A dark comedy about a likeable guy pursuing his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets – but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.
Ryan Reynolds has been Hollywood’s almost man for too long now; so close to the brink of superstardom, only to be fiercely dragged back from the A-list promised land by one too many missteps, some of which have stagnated his career beyond repair. There are only so many Green Lantern‘s, R.I.P.D‘s or The Change-Up‘s an audience can take before they become bored, but with The Voices, Reynolds relishes the challenge of not only honing his comic skill, but his acting abilities too, and by doing so delivers his most intriguing performance yet.
Never better, the »
- Scott J. Davis
Sorry dog lovers, but I think it’s fair to say that cats have won the internet. We are all guilty of spending hours surfing through videos full of their hilarious antics and there is now even a whole film festival devoted to their escapades. This week’s new cinema release The Voices sees a new contender for the king of the kitties in the form of Mr Whiskers, one of the pets of lead character Jerry, played by Ryan Reynolds. Mr Whiskers is a very bad influence on his childlike owner.
The film follows warehouse worker Jerry who, after a series of unfortunate mistakes, finds himself responsible for the deaths of several work colleagues. Not having anyone else to turn to, he relies on his trusty pets, sympathetic dog Bosco and the Machiavellian cat Mr Whiskers. The Voices is a very dark and quirky comedy in the vain of American Psycho and Killer Joe, »
- Kat Smith
Damien: The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Barbara Hershey (Insidious: Chapter 2, Black Swan, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, Once Upon a Time) has joined the cast of Lifetime's Damien, the sequel series to the 1976 horror film, The Omen, from former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara.
Hershey will play "the series regular role of Ann Rutledge, the world's most powerful woman who has been tasked with making sure Damien fulfills his destiny as the Antichrist."
Hershey joins a cast that includes Bradley James as an adult Damien Thorn and Omid Abtahi as Amani Golkar, "a close co-worker of Damien whose loyalty will be tested when he realizes who his brother-in-arms actually is."
The six-episode series is written and executive produced by Mazzara and »
- Derek Anderson
The Voices is a jet black comedy that hits cinemas this Friday. Starring big name stars Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arteton and Anna Kendrick, the story centres on Jerry, a shy and lonely man-child who is battling mental illness. His two closest friends are his pets, dog Bosco and cat Mr. Whiskers – who talk to him, and in the case of Mr. Whiskers, encourage him to do very bad things. After going off his medication the bodies start to mount up.
The film’s director Marjane Satrapi was born in Iran before moving to France. A heavy hitter in the realm of comic books & graphic novels Satrapi burst into the film world with Persepolis, an animated feature based on her best selling graphic novel. Her work on The Voices showcases a visual flair and style that is hard to come by these days.
Last week we had the chance to sit »
- Kat Smith
If there's one word to describe Kanye West, it's "polarizing."
The rapper has caught flack and high praise for everything from his music, to his outspoken nature, to even his ambitions in the fashion world. West debuted his new sneaker line with Adidas at New York Fashion Week last month, with a star-studded audience looking on. Among the fashionable celebs checking out his designs was Fall Out Boy lyricist Pete Wentz.
"He definitely deserves respect," Wentz says of West in an interview with ETonline.
Watch: Fall Out Boy Talks Career Milestones, 'Bad Styles' and How They Stay True to Their Fans
"It was like a fashion show from the future, which was kind of insane and very cool to see," he continues, "and it's cool to see there's one guy that can move the dial -- you know what I'm saying? It's really crazy but he's launching a shoe and, besides brand Jordan »
Director: Marjane Satrapi
Running Time: 101 minutes
Synopsis: Warehouse worker Jerry (Reynolds) is a shy young man plagued with mental illness. After realising that not taking his medication allows him to communicate with his pets and therefore not be alone, he decides to stop taking them. Once off of the pills however, the bodies start to mount.
Ryan Reynolds doesn’t necessarily have the best reputation in Hollywood when it comes to movies. His breakout role came with Van Wilder which wasn’t the most highbrow of films, then came Blade Trinity and his unfortunate decision to play The Green Lantern has followed him around ever since. He is nonetheless a remarkable actor with turns in Buried, The Nines and Finder’S Fee showcasing what he can achieve when given something good. The Voices is another example of the latter, with »
- Kat Smith
It's been just over a decade since Fall Out Boy won their first award.
"For the record, there's no way we would have thought we would have ever won," a baby-faced Pete Wentz said back in 2004, as the band accepted the Streaming Award from the mtvU Woodies.
Next week, the band will travel to the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX, to perform a career-spanning set at the 2015 Woodie Awards and accept the honor of being the first act to ever be inducted into the newly-minted Hall of Wood.
"It's pretty wild," Patrick Stump tells ETonline. "I feel like we've grown up with the Woodies in a lot of ways, too."
News: Fall Out Boy to Perform at SXSW, Receive First of Its Kind Honor
For Wentz, the award is bigger than just the band. "I think that the spirit of the Woodies has always been embracing new artists that are doing different things, emerging »
Fall Out Boy is adding one more to the trophy case -- and they'll be headlining one of the biggest shows at this year's SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX.
ETonline has learned that the "Centuries" rockers will be honored as the first-ever inductees into the mtvU Woodie Awards' "Hall of Wood" at this year's ceremony, which will be streamed live from SXSW.
The newly-minted award celebrates artists who have used the Woodies (imagine the MTV Video Music Awards' younger, indie sibling) as a launching pad for superstardom, while always staying true to their roots and their loyal fan base. Fall Out Boy made their Woodies debut in 2004 as the winners of the "Streaming Woodie" for "Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy." This year, they'll take the stage for a mega performance of their biggest career hits.
The band joins a lineup that includes »
Now in its 13th year, Nyu Tisch School of the Arts' Fusion Film Festival celebrates women in film, television and new media. The upcoming festival, which runs from February 26-28, will feature events with TV legends Amy Sherman-Palladino ("Gilmore Girls") and Janet Tamaro ("Rizzoli and Isles"), "American Psycho" director Mary Harron in conversation with Mary Lambert ("Pet Sematary") and cinematographer Reed Morano, Fusion's "Woman of the Year." Among on-the-rise DPs, few are as impressive or as downright tenacious as Reed Moran, the youngest member to ever be admitted to the prestigious Asc. Following her breakout work on the award-winning "Frozen River," she's repeatedly proved her mettle, shooting indies such as "The Skeleton Twins" and "Kill Your Darlings" as well as HBO's critically acclaimed series "Looking." Leading up to this year's Fusion Film Festival, Morano »
- Reed Morano
Cinema deviants can come in all forms or variety. It is just a matter of taking your pick as to what kind of deviant you consider. Perhaps your preference of deviant is of the sexual or molesting persuasion? Or maybe in the arena of hustlers or swindlers or cheaters? Will notorious gangsters and corrupt officials fit the bill for your definition of legitimate deviant sources?
The one type of deviant prototype that no one can question or disregard in terms of an impacting impression is the serial killer…or any killer where the impulse to slaughter is mindless fun or in some cases a perverse release to punish society for their own inner psychological demons and despair.
In “Killer Instinct”: Top Ten Disturbed Deviants in the Movies we will look at the selections of twisted individuals whose overwhelming passion for the pleasure of pain and punishment against their fellow »
- Frank Ochieng
Hollywood is known for physical transformations, and stars often take pride in losing tons of weight - sometimes for a role and other times just to get healthier. But for a few actors, the results of the rapid weight-loss are downright startling.
Here's a look at six celebs who lost a shocking amount of weight.
The Hangover star's dramatic weight-loss first made headlines in October when the once-portly comedian showed up to the screening of Birdman, on the closing night of the New York Film Festival, having gone down a few clothing sizes.
His new, slimmer look also surprised people when he was featured in the opening of the 2015 SAG Awards. It's estimated that Galifianakis may have lost as much as 50 pounds.
Photos: Before & After: Celebs' Most Dramatic Transformations
The Prisoners star famously dropped 30 pounds for his role as the deranged freelance crime photographer Louis Bloom in the Oscar-nominated thriller Nightcrawler. Gyllenhaal, who has »
Fall Out Boy decided to ring in the New Year with a new album, American Beauty/ American Psycho, and it’s a great first step for 2015 albums. After releasing Save Rock and Roll in 2013, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump and the rest of the boys decided to “save” a multitude of other genres with their […]
- John McFarlan
Oscar often has a soft spot for an acting gimmick, something that proves that the performer has somehow shown themselves worthy of a gold statue by virtue of the physical and mental demands of their role. Extreme weight loss or gain has been a popular way to capture the attention of Academy voters. Christian Bale is the current champ at this form of acting, taking over from Robert De Niro, whose 60-pound weight gain for his Oscar-winning boxing role in 1980’s “Raging Bull” is the stuff of legend. In the past, the six-footer has packed on muscle for 2000’s “American Psycho” and for his Batman films. But, in between, he dropped an alarming number of pounds to achieve a rail-like physique in 2004’s “The Machinist” and 2006’s “Rescue Dawn.” But all his yo-yo dieting finally paid off with Oscar success when Bale won supporting as a crack-addict boxer in 2010’s »
- Susan Wloszczyna
Welcome to "This Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the most pertinent fright-genre news to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series casts a pint-sized Mariah Carey, a beloved '90s series may be coming back and, yes, another unnecessary remake is in the works. 1. Lea Michele and Ariana Grande may be forced to share a soundstage, God help us The "Glee" star and the diminutive pop idol have joined Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts in Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series, which has also signed on "True Blood" bear magnet Joe Mangianello, permanently scowly former child actor Abigail Breslin and fictional spelling bee champion Keke Palmer. Season 1 of the 15 episode horror-comedy will be set on a college campus that's been rocked by a series of murders. It's slated to premiere this fall on Fox. #2 The "Blob »
- Chris Eggertsen
The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah has always been a place for independent spirit, unique storytelling and movies that challenge the so-called "rules" of film making.
Often, this translates to weird, unmarketable character studies that either never see the light of day or are shoved off onto VOD platforms without so much as a single advertisement. But this isn't always the case. In fact, some of the most beloved, iconic films of the last 20 years got their start in the many hallowed screens scattered across the small snow-covered city.
News: 9 Sundance 2015 Films We Are Dying to See
Here are seven hugely popular films that you'd never guess came out of the Sundance Film Festival.
Reservoir Dogs: Quentin Tarantino's debut feature – about the aftermath of a botched diamond heist and the paranoia that grows between the culprits when it's revealed that one of them is secretly a cop – premiered at Sundance in 1992, where it quickly »
Each day that rises and sets brings us closer to the release of Xx, the all-female-directed horror anthology film. Helmed by terrorizers with lady parts, Jennifer Lynch (Chained, Surveillance), Jovanka Vuckovic (Jacqueline Ess), Mary Harron (American Psycho), and Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body), the film now has a kick-ass new teaser poster, thanks to Phantom City Creative's Justin Erickson.Xx is on track to be distributed this year by Magnet Releasing and is produced by Xyz Films. Just today, producer Todd Brown confirmed that Vuckovic is in post-production with her contribution, "The Box." The other directors are on schedule to shoot in late spring.(Disclosure: TwitchFilm founder Todd Brown is an Xyz Films partner.)...
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One anthology I have been incredibly anxious to see arrive, is the Magnolia/Xyz co-produced female-powerhouse anthology, Xx. Comprised of shorts by the exceptional talents of filmmakers Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’S Body), Mary Harron (American Psycho), Jennifer Lynch (Surveillance), and Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird, as well as being a staple in the horror community for quite some time now.). I’ve been excited for this one since it was first announced and can’t wait to see what these talented directors have in store for fans.
Today, a brand new poster for the film was sent to us from Magnet Releasing, who is releasing the film (hopefully sooner than later). Check the new poster out and get yourselves ready for Xx!
- Jerry Smith
On this week's special edition of Week We Love, Will Marfuggi is here to give you the latest entertainment scoop, as well as a sneak peek at the newest trends! She's known as the queen of rom-coms, but now Jennifer Aniston takes on an entirely different role in her new movie Cake, where she stars as a woman suffering from chonic pain. Her role in the drama earned the actress a standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival, and the movie also features Anna Kendrick and Sam Worthington! Fall Out Boy (yes, they're still together) is releasing their sixth studio album, and their music video for the title track "American Beauty/American Psycho" features ballerinas fighting! You won't want to miss »
According to the Associated Press, his daughter Martha said Harron died in his Toronto home surrounded by his family. He had chosen not to undergo treatment for cancer.
Martha said he didn’t lose the wit he was known for at the end of his life.
“He was still sharp. He was still capable of being funny even though his voice was barely above a whisper,” she told the AP. “It’s horribly sad, but it’s beautiful too.”
Harron first introduced Farquharson, a country bumpkin who took any chance to make fun of all things Canadian, on a CBC television revue in 1952. He would go on to appear as the character on U.S. television variety show “Hee Haw.”
Farquharson was an author »
- Alex Stedman
Well, here’s some good old heebie jeebie juice for you. Or, you know, brilliant marketing—depending on how you look at it. In the month leading up to the April 14, 2000 release of “American Psycho,” Patrick Bateman emailed fans eagerly awaiting the adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ book. That’s right, the homicidal, investment banking, psychopathic protagonist of Mary Harron’s film (played by Christian Bale) helped promote the movie by sharing his inner musings with anyone who wanted. The emails were a unique, creative, and quite creepy strategy Lions Gate Films employed starting March 15th of that year. The correspondences, which were approved, but not written by Ellis, find Bateman sharing his thoughts in the then-present of 2000, a decade-plus later than when “American Psycho” takes place. And they run the gamut of topics. What does the Huey Lewis fan think of other musical acts? Tue 4/4/00 1:21 Pm Subject: The »
- Zach Hollwedel
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