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Jack’s seemingly seamless life is ripped apart when he returns to his hometown in Jack Goes Home. Coming out in theaters and on VOD this October, the psychological horror film (written and directed by Thomas Dekker) is teased in a new poster and official trailer.
Synopsis: “Jack Thurlowe (Rory Culkin) is a successful magazine editor with a beautiful fiancée Cleo (Britt Robertson) who is seven months pregnant with their first child. However, this perfect life is turned upside down when Jack discovers that his parents have suffered a brutal car accident back in his hometown. His beloved father has perished while his mother Teresa (Lin Shaye) has survived. Upon returning home for the funeral, the volatile nature of Jack and Teresa’s relationship boils to the surface and the constant barrage of sympathy from the town starts to weigh on Jack’s grieving process.
With the arrival of a mysterious new neighbor, »
- Derek Anderson
A new trailer and a one sheet for Thomas Dekker's sophomore effort Jack Goes Home dropped recently. We have both here to share with you. Jack Goes Home had its World Premiere at SXSW last Spring and was promptly picked up by Entertainment One and will be released in Us cinemas and On Demand/Digital on October 14th, in time for Halloween. Jack Goes Home stars Rory Culkin (Scream 4, Intruders), rising star Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland, Under the Dome), horror film's matriarch Lin Shaye (the Insidious series), Louis Hunter (The Fosters), indie stalwart Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black, American Pie), and Daveigh Chase (The Ring, Donnie Darko). Jack Thurlowe (Rory Culkin) is a successful magazine editor with a beautiful fiancée Cleo (Britt Robertson)...
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Most staff made redundant, Screen understands.
UK distributor Metrodome Group has been placed into administration with most staff made redundant, Screen understands.
Multiple sources at the company, founded in 1995, have confirmed the news but Metrodome has yet to release an official statement.
UK accountancy firm Cowgill Holloway is understood to be handling the administration but are unavailable for comment.
Staff were informed of the insolvency and redundancies today. The swiftness of the move is understood to have taken employees by surprise with one staff member telling Screen that colleagues “are in shock”.
The company had been seeking a buyer in recent months but recently told Screen it had expected to attend upcoming markets as usual. In the same interview, the company confirmed that it had 32 staff.
UK distributor 101 Films is understood to have taken some of the company’s assets. However, the Brighton-based firm was unavailable for comment.
Long-time Metrodome managing director Jezz Vernon stepped down from »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Lately, I’ve discovered I’m a sucker for super fucked up love stories. Watching Daniel Radcliffe learn the hard truth about those he loves in Horns is always heartbreaking. I won’t spoil it, but the ending to Spring gets me every time and I always put that movie on when I just want to lay under the covers and drift off into a crazy fantasy. Even when Gretchen finally runs into Donnie’s arms and kisses him in Donnie Darko makes me swoon and takes me back to my first relationship with all the exciting feelings that come with that. Episode 6 of Dead Of Summer brought on all sorts of emotions in me, never wanting any of the flashbacks to end as they really kept me glued more than some of current camp happenings.
Our focus this time around is camp director, Deb Carpenter. While we’ve been »
tk Let us paint you a little picture. The date: This day in 2003. The scene: A trendy al fresco eatery in Notting Hill, London. We open on two bright Hollywood stars enjoying some lunch and a mid-afternoon spritzer. The heroine of our tale has just finished promoting a marquee starring role in the blockbuster Spider-Man. She will soon be seen in Mona Lisa Smile, and is about to start filming what will become the Oscar-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Her dining companion is still best known for his turn in the bizarrely awesome Donnie Darko, but is poised for a breakout in the coming years with The Day After Tomorrow and Brokeback Mountain. As of this »
Netflix shared the first image from its feature film Okja, which was filmed earlier this year in Seoul, South Korea. From director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Mother), Okja is produced by Plan B, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company, and stars Tilda Swinton ( Snowpiercer, Doctor Strange, Hail, Caesar!, Moonrise Kingdom), Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Nightcrawler, Everest) and Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a […] »
The Neon Demon is the latest feature film to be directed by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn. The director has made a name for both himself and actor Ryan Gosling with previous films Drive and Only God Forgives. This time he’s working without Gosling, instead switching to a female lead in the form of Elle Fanning. Our story tells of young girl Jessie (Fanning) as she arrives in Los Angeles aspiring to be a model. An instant success, she soon has to deal with the envy and dark desires of those around her. The film screened at Cannes earlier this year and was received with a bizarre mixture of boos and cheers. The Neon Demon it seems is a true marmite movie, you either love it or hate it. So where does Thn sit? »
- Kat Hughes
Daytime TV may be getting some flower power.
Drew Barrymore and Warner Bros. Television are in early negotiations for a deal that could include a syndicated talk show headlined by the star of such films as The Wedding Singer and Never Been Kissed, The Wrap reports.
Sources tell The Wrap that the daytime chatfest could premiere as early as fall 2017, but it is hardly a done deal. It’s also possible that the pact may instead yield a reality-tv show.
Barrymore — whose production company Flower Films was »
Might Drew Barrymore soon add “talk show host” to her resume?
Barrymore is already in business with Warner Bros. TV’s Shed Media as the narrator of the upcoming NBC unscripted series “First Dates,” also from DeGeneres’ shingle. That show trains cameras on couples who are going on first dates at the same Chicago restaurant.
Sources emphasized that there’s no deal in place for Barrymore on the talk show front yet, but the conversations have been ongoing. If a deal were to come to fruition, DeGeneres would be an exec producer.
A representative for Warner Bros. declined to comment.
- Cynthia Littleton
This Möbius strip of a story by Tom McCarthy is both intriguing and alienating
The feature debut from the Israeli-born, Berlin-based visual artist and film-maker Omer Fast is a slippery, enigmatic adaptation of the novel by Tom McCarthy. Following a young man (Tom Sturridge) along a Möbius strip of a story from a traumatic brain injury through the recovery of his memories, the film invites comparison with Synecdoche, New York, Donnie Darko and Memento. The glossy chill of the tone is both intriguing and alienating – it draws us in, but holds us at arm’s length.
Sturridge’s character – he is never named – receives a massive payout following a freak accident. He uses it to recreate the fragments of memory from a past life – an apartment building, an elderly lady who endlessly cooks liver, a trio of cats on a roof, a boy. All of this is achieved with the help of a super fixer, »
- Wendy Ide
There have been a lot of changes in Orange Is the New Black's fourth season, not the least of which is the massive influx of new Litchfield prisoners. One in particular, Piper Chapman's new bunkmate-turned-bodyguard, probably struck you as familiar . . . and we've finally put our fingers on why. Jolene Purdy, who plays Hapakuka on Oitnb, also played the memorable Cherita Chen in 2001's cult-classic film Donnie Darko. Apparently, when Donnie tells Cherita that things would get better for her, he doesn't foresee her future prison sentence. View post on imgur.com Wondering about other familiar faces from the new season of your favorite Netflix show? Don't worry - we've got info about burly guard Piscatella and young Maria's weirdly familiar friend. »
- Brinton Parker
In 2007, director Richard Kelly released a follow-up to his metaphysical head-scratcher/late-bloomer cult classic Donnie Darko — a paranoid satire titled Southland Tales that was so weird and staggeringly dense that it made his previous film look like a sitcom. The plot, if you can call it that, involved an energy crisis, the ongoing War on Terror and an impromptu sing-along of the Killers' "All These Things That I've Done"; the cast included several Saturday Night Live alumni, Justin Timberlake, a spit-curled Wallace Shawn, and Kevin Smith playing, naturally, a wizard. »
Ambi Group is partnering with Beijing-based SinoLicensing to form Ambi-Sino China — a finance, production and distribution company.
SinoLicensing CEO Chuan “Melody” Bi and and Ambi co-owner Andrea Iervolino will oversee the day-to-day operations. The deal was announced Monday in Beijing.
In addition to expanding Ambi’s distribution to China, Ambi-Sino will finance and produce Chinese original content, co-produce English-language content with Chinese partners, and serve as a local production partner for Ambi’s productions and third-party projects.
Ambi-Sino will be able to exploit the Ambi library, which includes the Exclusive Media library it acquired last year. That acquisition covered remake and sequel rights for about 400 titles, including “Begin Again,” “Cruel Intentions,” “Donnie Darko,” “End of Watch,” “Ides of March,” “Memento,” “The Mexican,” “Parkland,” “Rush,” “Sliding Doors,” “Snitch,” “Undefeated” and “The Way Back.”
“These properties, and more, will be considered for local remake opportunities in the Chinese language with cooperation from local and international financing partners, »
- Dave McNary
The 30th anniversary of Aliens got me thinking about Sci-Fi thrillers. Not every one is a home run, but there are so many that are! So while revisitng Aliens, maybe check out some of these other classics, too!
This is one of the most beautiful and most frightening looks at a future that is right around the corner: parents given the ability to genetically manipulate a fetus so that it contains the best traits of its lineage, everyone else be damned. Uma Thurman, Ethan Hawke, and Jude Law play the pretty people and those who just miss the mark.
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Scarlett Johansson as an unnamed sexy alien who picks up and seduces men in a creepy black, liquid void. More something to just take in versus a straight-ahead narrative, Under The Skin will get under yours, even if you don’t understand it all! »
- Harker Jones
The 2016 nominees for the annual Heath Ledger Scholarship were unveiled last night in Sydney.
The finalists include Christian Antidormi (Spartacus: War of the Damned, Home and Away), Mojean Aria (The Bronx Bull), Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!), Chloe Bayliss (Backtrack), Harley Bonner (Neighbours), Shareena Clanton (Last Cab to Darwin), Ashleigh Cummings (Tomorrow When the War Began, Puberty Blues), Georgia Flood (Home and Away), Sean Keenan (Strangerland), Uli Latukefu (upcoming Alien: Covenant), Sara West (Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, The Daughter) and Meyne Wyatt (Neighbours, Strangerland, The Sapphires)..
Heath.s father, Kim Ledger said, "Australian's in Film have encouraged another wonderful group of applicants for the Heath Ledger Scholarship in 2016. I would like to thank all of them, including Matilda and the team at AiF, and further congratulate those excellent aspirants who have managed to »
- Staff Writer
Resurrections. Photoshop face-swaps. Shadow babies. Mystical Kevlar. What exactly can and can’t magic do in Game Of Thrones?
Spoilers for anyone not up-to-date with Game Of Thrones.
The greatest exchange in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is as follows:
Desperate, optimistic Finn: “We’ll figure it out! We’ll use the Force!”
Withering Han: “That’s not how the Force works.”
Finn’s line is so funny because it’s preposterous. We’re right there with Han, shaking our heads and tsking ‘That’s not how the Force works, dummy. Jeez, what a prong’.
Except, Finn isn’t a prong. Having led what we can only assume to have been the fairly sheltered life of a career Stormtrooper, he just doesn’t know the rules. Finn lives in a universe where magic—call The Force what you like but that’s what it is—legitimately exists, »
Can you believe its been fifteen years since the release of Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko, the film which launched actor Jake Gyllenhaal? Since then Gyllenhaal, more than some of his peers, has been drawn to some dark and different projects. He has still hit a couple of speed bumps along the way – Prince of Persia: Sands of Time proved that Gyllenhaal isn’t cut out to be action hero, and his attempt at romantic comedies (Accidental Love, Love & Other Drugs) both died at the box office. Unlike most though, Gyllenhaal learns from his mistakes and Demolition is yet another bold choice from the actor. »
- Kat Hughes
THR is reporting that Fran Kranz has been added to the cast of The Dark Tower, joining Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor and Jackie Earle Haley. The Cabin In The Woods and Donnie Darko actor will play Pimli, the right-hand man of McConaughey's The Man in Black. The film adaptation of Stephen King's popular fantasy novel series "will follow a wandering knight (Elba) who is... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Long before Jake Gyllenhaal hit it big as a troubled teen in Donnie Darko or a cowboy romancing Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain, he played a bashful young boy in 1991's City Slickers, so embarrassed by his father's humdrum ad job that he introduced him as a submarine commander to his class. But while City Slickers didn't grant Gyllenhaal much screen time, the experience elicits a vivid recollection for the actor even 25 years later. "There's a lot from my childhood that I don't remember, and I remember everything from that," he tells People and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle »
- Dana Getz
Jake Gyllenhaal leaped to fame in 2001's Donnie Darko and solidified his reputation through contemporary classics such as Brokeback Mountain and Zodiac. Since the misfire of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, he's gotten acclaim for playing a sociopathic video paparazzi in last year's Nightcrawler and a boxer returning to the ring in Southpaw. Now he's back with Fox Searchlight's Demolition, which opens April 8. The film — about an investment banker wrestling with his wife's death in a car crash — is directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. What part of filming Demolition was the most fun? Climbing up the wall
- Ashley Lee
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