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Why Tobey Maguire Thinks There’s a Lack of Young Male Movie Stars

16 September 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In a 2011 Vulture article, we sized up the sparse field of young leading men in the movies and plaintively asked, “Where Are the New Leos, Tobeys, and Jakes?” Three years later, that drought has only gotten worse. While the movies can boast a plentiful array of bankable female superstars under 25, including Jennifer Lawrence, Shailene Woodley, and Kristen Stewart, their male counterparts are meager, and there’s still no young man with an under-25 career comparable to the one had by Leonardo DiCaprio (who’d been Oscar-nominated for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and toplined the then-biggest movie ever, Titanic, before turning 25), Tobey Maguire (who’d by that age starred in classics like The Ice Storm and The Cider House Rules), or Jake Gyllenhaal (who made Brokeback Mountain, Donnie Darko, and Jarhead before his 25th birthday).What gives? Vulture put the question to Tobey Maguire himself at the Toronto Film Festival, »

- Kyle Buchanan

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The Bottom Shelf: Frightfest, Faults and Killer Klowns

15 September 2014 12:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Indie horror Faults and Venezuelan chiller The House At The End Of Time are two of the films in this month's Bottom Shelf...

Summer holidays, barbecues on the beach and weekends decimated by relentless weddings: this is August for some. For other, more discerning types, it is about Frightfest, otherwise known as the chance to spend those rare sunny days ensconced in a darkened room for a horror movie marathon. This year’s Leicester Square event featured the usual mix of gonzo gore, copycat-killings and premiere screenings of future favourites; we managed to catch a few highlights.

The latest film from writer and director Riley Stearns (Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s husband, fact fans), Faults, received a European premiere last month. Massively enjoyable from start to finish, Stearns’ black comedy mostly eschews the genre necessity of scattergun bloody slayings in favour of an intelligent script focusing on the gaping voids left in desperate characters’ lives. »

- ryanlambie

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7 Movies You Can Watch to Replicate the Tiff Experience at Home

12 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

It can be quite magical to be at a large film festival. There are hundreds to choose from – heaps of beautiful films that will never again leave their home country, indie delights that will receive the most minimal distribution, and of course, a smattering of Hollywood forays into deeper subject matter. You can meet people from all over the world, hear filmmakers and casts give insights into their productions, and have a valid excuse to eat piles of junk food as you race between screenings. But after the fiftieth time someone pushes their reclining seat back so far that it’s pinned your legs to your own chair, or people come and go repeatedly throughout the movie, or someone pulls out their phone and someone else yells at them, or any of the other results of hundreds of people seeing countless films together, any film fiend will start to descend into madness and wish for the joys »

- Monika Bartyzel

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Nightcrawler | 2014 Tiff Review

8 September 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

While the City Sleeps: Gyllenhaal Gets His Money Shot in Gilroy’s Debut

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more enjoyably witty criticism of modern exploitative media tactics taken to a new extreme than Dan Gilroy’s viciously adept directorial debut, Nightcrawler. Humanity’s morbid curiosity with the grisly, disturbing, and depraved happenings in the world around us has long tainted the art of journalism and mass media, and has thus been depicted for ages already in the cinema. Gilroy’s film owes as much to Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole (1951) as it does Sidney Lumet’s Network (1976), upping the action ante with the growing Gilroy stamp (his brother directed Michael Clayton and the last Bourne film). And yet, it’s an excitingly well written dark hearted treatise with a vitriolic little statement all its own, a glorious new love letter to the seedy underside of Los Angeles, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Get Trapped by this Teaser for the It's Hell Getting Old Segment of Hellevator Man

8 September 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Getting stuck in an elevator is scary enough, but doing so with a bunch of senior citizens? You can be sure filmmaker Patrick Rea piles on the spooky - plus a little silly - in this teaser for his "It's Hell Getting Old" segment of the Hellevator Man anthology.

Kansas City-based Rea's short stars Kip Niven (Jayhawkers, New Year’s Evil), Joicie Appell (Nailbiter), Victor Raider-Wexler (Minority Report), and Nancy Marcy. It was executive produced by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Michael Biehn, and Lony Ruhmann.

The script, written by Rea, deals with four elderly people trapped in an elevator on their way to their 50th Class Reunion, and one of them may have forgotten to take some important medication.

The film was shot in Kansas City, Missouri, and the director of photography was Hanuman Brown-Eagle.

Other segments include Vincent J. Guastini's “The Future Executive,” which centers around Devi (Sushi Girl’s »

- Debi Moore

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Jake Gyllenhaal Plunges To Terrifying Psychological Depths In The Fantastic Nightcrawler

6 September 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Somehow, Jake Gyllenhaal doesn.t get full credit for the chances he takes as an actor. And yet, this is a performer who burst on the scene in City Slickers, but boasts such incredible, daring and unconventional films as Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain, Jarhead, The Good Girl and David Fincher.s masterpiece, Zodiac. But the Dicaprios and Depps of the world get lauded for their high-profile risks, while Gyllenhaal keeps delivering with the likes of Prisoners or Enemy. The tide should turn in Gyllenhaal.s favor, finally, with Nightcrawler, a seedy, after-hours contemporary thriller about the insomniac ambulance chasers who record exclusive video at human tragedies, then sell them for top dollar to ratings-hungry local news producers. Louis Bloom (Gyllenhaal) is an out-of-work hustler, a hard-working fast talker who chases job opportunities around every corner. On the way home from a scavenger hunt . during which he sells stolen metals to »

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Casey La Scala Gives Us the Scoop on The Remaining

5 September 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Casey La Scala is best known as a producer of the legendary 2001 film Donnie Darko. Most recently, La Scala has written and directed an intriguing film entitled The Remaining, releasing today, and he sat down with Dread Central to discuss all the details.

Premiering at London Frightfest on August 25, The Remaining is an intriguing jaunt. We asked La Scala about his influences and inspirations for the film. "After my father died, I really started to question life, death and my own mortality," La Scala said.

"Watching my father die was a tough experience, but I learned the most important lesson," he continued. "I learned that life can end at a blink of an eye so it's important to live life like it's your last day on earth. Specifically, taking care of family and friends and making sure you have said everything you need to say. You could miss your chance. »

- Scott Hallam

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The Definitive ‘What the F**k?’ Movies: 30-21

2 September 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

30. Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)

Directed by: Jan Švankmajer

We’ve already seen two films from Jan Švankmajeron the list, but this elaborate movie about a number of separate, but connected people takes the cake. Conspirators of Pleasure follows six people, each with their own incredibly unsettling fetish. A letter carrier ingests dough balls every night before bed. A clerk is obsessed with a new anchor and creates a machine that pleasure him while he watches her. That anchorwoman has an odd obsession with live carp. One customer of the clerk’s practice paper mâché voodoo with a chicken costume and a doll resembling his neighbor. The neighbor has a doll of him that she brutalizes. Finally, the anchormwoman’s husband rubs homemade contraptions to rub all over his body. Conspirators could simply be a character study that, while still strange, would not be nearly as creepy. Švankmajer’s known for his animation and puppetry, »

- Joshua Gaul

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See Reddit users’ favorite movie from each year

2 September 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.

Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »

- Brian Welk

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Jake Gyllenhaal on Losing 30 Pounds and Himself in ‘Nightcrawler’

2 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jake Gyllenhaal has a razor-thin scar on the palm of his hand. It’s a permanent souvenir from the set of “Nightcrawler,” the Toronto Film Festival thriller, in which the actor plays a twisted crime paparazzo. On the Los Angeles shoot last fall, director Dan Gilroy was filming Gyllenhaal simmering alone in a house after his character, Lou, suffers a professional setback. “We were in the middle of a scene with a mirror,” Gyllenhaal recalls on a recent afternoon. “I hit the mirror.” The violent act wasn’t in the script, and Gyllenhaal still isn’t sure what propelled him to do it. “It was just a choice in that moment that happened,” says Gyllenhaal, who accidentally sliced open his hand on a shard of glass.

Doctors at Cedars-Sinai eventually stopped the bleeding and stitched him up, and Gyllenhaal returned to work eight hours later, with his wrist wrapped in gauze. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Quiz: Movies by the year: 2001

1 September 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

It’s hard to believe that 2001 was 13 years ago. People that were born in 2001 are 13 years old! Actual teenagers! How wild is that?

The 13 year olds of today have at least one thing going for them: They were born in a pretty good year for movies. 2001 was the year of literary adaptations making their way to the big screen for the first time (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), mind-bending thrillers (Mulholland Dr., Donnie Darko), and off-the-wall comedies (Wet Hot American Summer, A Knight’s Tale).

2001 also saw the release of a couple indies that have since gone on to gain cult status. We’re looking at you, Ghost World. We are Also looking at you, The Royal Tenenbaums. This gem is still considered by many to be Wes Anderson’s biggest triumph, and has influenced countless other filmmakers »

- Amanda Wood

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Donnie Darko Producer Brings Us a New Look at the Biblical Apocalypse with The Remaining

26 August 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

As a Christian who is involved in reviewing movies and interviewing actors and filmmakers, I’m always excited to hear about actors who share my faith. Although most critics pan any sort of Bible-based movie, I give them a chance if they fall within certain genres. I’m always on the search for a good faith-oriented horror or sci-fi film that will break down the barrier between “secular” and Christian cinema.

 

One movie that immediately caught my attention as soon as I saw the cover of the graphic novel it’s based on is The Remaining. According to the official description, it revolves around “a group of close friends [who] gather for a wedding. The celebration is shattered by a series of cataclysmic events and enemies foretold by biblical end-times prophecies. The survivors face a horrifying, uncertain future as they scramble for safety, but as their world collapses around them in »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Donnie Darko Producer Brings Us a New Look at the Biblical Apocalypse with The Remaining

26 August 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

As a Christian who is involved in reviewing movies and interviewing actors and filmmakers, I’m always excited to hear about actors who share my faith. Although most critics pan any sort of Bible-based movie, I give them a chance if they fall within certain genres. I’m always on the search for a good faith-oriented horror or sci-fi film that will break down the barrier between “secular” and Christian cinema.

One movie that immediately caught my attention as soon as I saw the cover of the graphic novel it’s based on is The Remaining. According to the official description, it revolves around “a group of close friends [who] gather for a wedding. The celebration is shattered by a series of cataclysmic events and enemies foretold by biblical end-times prophecies. The survivors face a horrifying, uncertain future as they scramble for safety, but as their world collapses around them in »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Frightfest 2014: ‘Faults’ Review

24 August 2014 5:31 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Mary Elizabeth WinsteadLance Reddick, Beth GrantLeland OrserJon GriesDavid Chandler, Kellie Matteson, Amanda Saunders, Suzan Averitt | Written and Directed by Riley Stearns

This is one of the films that, upon reading the cast-listing and the synopsis that I could find online regarding it, peaked my interest and was one I was excited about sitting down to watch for Frightfest review. Directed by Riley Stearns who, from what I can tell, has only previously directed a number of short films, with this, Faults, being his first feature presentation. The cast, specifically Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Lance Reddick (Fringe) and Beth Grant (Donnie Darko) had me intrigued from the start.

We meet Ansel (Leland Orser) who is an expert on cults who had hit a brick wall and is struggling to stay above ground in his floundering career, doing seminars for nobody important in »

- Chris Cummings

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“We came, we turned the lights off, we scared the s*&t out of them.” Greg Day & Alan Jones on FrightFest

19 August 2014 4:55 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The delights of genre cinema are born from human imagination. The stories are nurtured by individuals who optimistically hope and believe across the years of their lives that a single film will devour that their tales arrive at the intended destination – to discover and touch the sensibilities of the audience.

If films are born out of the imagination then so the same could be said for the festivals that showcase them – festivals such as FrightFest that are crafted according to an ethos shared by four men who genre cinema continues to owe an immeasurable debt of gratitude – “‘Run by fans for the fans”, to find those great new voices in genre and see what difference they can make, and to ensure the FrightFest spirit of community endures.

But those who champion and showcase films, supporting their endeavours to find an audience on their ongoing journey from the intimate confines of its maker’s world, »

- Paul Risker

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The Definitive ‘What the F**K?’ Movies: 50-41

15 August 2014 7:21 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

So…what do I mean by “What the F**k?” Movies? These are the films that, upon completing your viewing, you seriously worry about the director’s sanity. Or you can’t really comprehend what you just saw. Or you know what you watched was something magical, but can’t really put the pieces together in your mind. Or, worse, you know what happened, but certifiably it’s insane. But with this “definition” comes a few caveats: no horror films and no fully animated films. Those genres lean a little too crazy to begin with – it’s more fun to look at films that force a sense of realism, even if it’s just on the surface.

50. Southland Tales (2007)

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Not all these movies are necessarily “good.” In 2001, writer/director Richard Kelly found cult status with the mind-bending Donnie Darko. It took six years for him to »

- Joshua Gaul

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WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley Signs on as the Hellevator Man; Another Segment Announced

12 August 2014 1:14 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A few weeks ago we brought you the first teaser and poster for Vincent J. Guastini's "The Future Executive" segment of Hellevator Man, and now we're back with lots more news, including who'll be playing the anthology's title character.

Blanc/Biehn Productions (Bbp) has completed principal photography with first-time director Vincent J. Guastini on “The Future Executive,” the latest installment of Bbp’s elevator-themed anthology Hellevator Man, which was filmed in Los Angeles.

Bbp has also announced that Scott Schirmer (Found) will be doing a segment entitled "Tear," and WWE Hall of Famer, New York Times best seller, and successful comedian Mick Foley, aka Mankind (pictured above right), is coming on board as the "Hellevator Man" and storyteller himself.

“With Hellevator Man, we want to capture that primal feeling of being trapped in this small box,” said producer Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, “yet explore the open possibilities beyond it.” The film »

- Debi Moore

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WiNdOw LiCkEr Review

11 August 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

 

Director: Brian McGuire

Starring: Brian McGuire, Bret Roberts, Nina Millan, James Duval, Farah Mokrani, Zach Green, Mark E. Fletcher, Logan Sparks.

Synopsis: WiNdOw LiCkEr, the journey of Ben Wild, into a new form of insanity, that no man has ever experienced before. Through addiction to prescription drugs, reality television, video games, & cam girls, can Ben Wild get to the root of himself?

Ever watched a film so bizarre that you thought you might have been on drugs while watching it? That’s how you feel when watching Brian McGuire’s latest Window Licker, but don’t worry, if you do not feel like that by the end then you really did not get the film at all.

Even though McGuire’s films don’t take on traditional narrative anyway, Window Licker breaks down the narrative as more of a spiral rather than an easy step-by-step look. In the film we »

- Lucy Cave

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Kingstone Media Offers More Biblical Epics for Noah Viewers to Explore

31 July 2014 7:43 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Films based on the Holy Bible are as popular now as they were in the 1950s and 1960s when studios gave us epics like The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, The Greatest Story Ever Told, King of Kings, Samson and Delilah, and many others. Recently, Son of God made quite an impact in cinemas and there’s plenty more coming our way. Ridley Scott’s Exodus tells the tale of Christian Bale’s Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt. Nicolas Cage will help those seeking answers to the disappearances of loved ones and face the disastrous consequences of being Left Behind.

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah hits Blu-ray and DVD giving those who didn’t watch the movie in theaters an opportunity to see the latest Hollywood Biblical saga. Many might not know that it was actually based on a graphic novel Aronofsky and co-writer Ari Handel made with Canadian artist Niko Henrichon. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Curio: Suspect and Fugitive

29 July 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Alexa here with your weekly arts and crafts.   Nathaniel's banana Bond boredom from last week reminded me of a project that Seattle-based artist Kris Garland/Rakka Deer did back in 2008.  Titled Suspect and Fugitive, the series involved making one item a day from suspect (questionable) and fugitive (non archival) materials. This involved Rakka combining pop culture portraiture with food (and sometimes other materials) in new and clever ways every day for one year.

Like this pancake Cate Blanchett...

Pancake Blanchett

Maybe Nathaniel should try this.  Favorite actresses and foodstuffs maybe?  In any case, here is some more inspiration courtesy of Rakka from Donnie Darko to Doris Day after the jump »

- Alexa

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