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Sundance 2011: First Images from I Melt With You Starring Rob Lowe and Perfect Sense Starring Ewan McGregor

18 December 2010 6:48 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Continuing our coverage of the films that will be featured at the Sundance Film Festival in January, today we bring you images from two dramatic films that will premiere out-of-competition at the festival: I Melt With You and Perfect Sense. I Melt With You stars Rob Lowe, Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Carla Gugino and Christian McKay. Directed by Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies), the film focuses on four lifelong friends who, during their annual get-together, realize that their lives haven’t exactly turned out the way they expected. Perfect Sense stars Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Ewan Bremner, Stephen Dillane, and Connie Nielsen. From director David Mackenzie (Young Adam), the film is described as a “poetic and magnetic love story.” Hit the jump to check out the images, as well as a brief synopsis for both films.  The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 20 - 30th. I Melt With You (Director: Mark Pellington; Screenwriter: Glenn Porter, »

- Adam Chitwood

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2011 Sundance Out of Competition Titles Boast Big Names

2 December 2010 12:26 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Well, if the Competition titles at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival don't generate any early year Oscar buzz, I think it's safe to say the Out of Competition titles will. Several films that have already been seen and positively reviewed can be found in the fest's Spotlight Line-Up along with a batch of anticipated hopefuls in the Premiere Section.

Beginning with the festival's premieres, Miguel Arteta (Youth in Revolt) is bringing Cedar Rapids to Park City where it will debut before it hits theaters only a couple weeks later on February 11. "Big Love" co-producers, Jill and Karen Sprecher are bringing an impressive cast for their crime drama The Convincer. Jacob Aaron Estes's The Details, which was shot only a few miles from my house in the Queen Anne district of Seattle, arrives with Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney and Tobey Maguire in tow.

Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies) will debut I Melt with You, »

- Brad Brevet

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Afm 2010: Vanguard Films Signs Director John Stevenson to Long-Term Deal - With Monsters!

8 November 2010 2:34 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Some interesting news out of Afm for genre fans looking for some more kid-friendly fare to share with their offspring (or just enjoy by themselves). Two new projects have been announced by Vanguard Films to be helmed by Kung Fu Panda co-director John Stevenson: Alien Rock Band and Rotten Island. And that's only the beginning.

From the Press Release:

John Williams, the original producer of Shrek and President and CEO of Vanguard Films, announced today an overall producing/directing deal with Kung Fu Panda co-director John Stevenson. In addition, Vanguard has formed a strategic alliance with former Lakeshore International President Peter Rogers’ new company, Moviemill, to arrange financing and distribution for Vanguard's impressive projects. Vanguard comes to Afm with an eclectic production slate featuring CG, live action, and CG/live action hybrids.

"I’m thrilled that Vanguard’s exciting new range of projects is attracting such top filmmakers and »

- The Woman In Black

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Paranormal State's Ryan Buell: My Top 3 Spookiest Encounters

31 October 2010 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

How about some real ghost stories this Halloween? Ryan Buell, paranormal investigator and star of A&E's hit series Paranormal State has seen his share of scary stuff. And in his new book, Paranormal State: My Journey Into the Unknown, Buell, 28, shares some personal highlights, as well as the back story of the show (now in its fifth season), and the history of his Paranormal Research Society. "I'm able to tell my whole story, and I don't just have 22 minutes like on the show - I could take as many pages as I wanted to tell it." Some of »

- Rennie Dyball

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Paul Haggis in Talks to Write/Direct a Remake of the Spanish Action-Thriller Cell 211

27 October 2010 8:08 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Paul Haggis (Crash) is in talks to write and direct a remake of the Spanish action-thriller, Celda 211 (aka Cell 211) for CBS Films.  The 2009 Daniel Monzón-directed film swept the Goya Awards (basically the Spanish Oscars) — it won such awards as Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.  The film tells the story of a prison guard who is knocked unconscious during his first day at work and wakes up to find himself stuck inside the prison during a riot.

Hit the jump to check out the Spanish trailer for Celda 211 and a full plot synopsis for the film, plus a look at where Cell 211 fits in the trend of foreign remakes.

Deadline describes the film’s premise as “the second coming of Die Hard” and I couldn’t disagree more. I’ve seen the film, which I think is pretty great, and even though the film does have some action scenes, »

- Ramses Flores

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Tomandandy Likely to Score a Video Game or Two

8 September 2010 | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Four Bars Intertainment announced the company will represent innovative composer duo tomandandy. Best known for their edgy, sublime sonic landscapes for movies such as The Mothman Prophecies , The Hills Have Eyes and the upcoming Resident Evil: Afterlife , tomandandy, sources tell us, are already circling a major video game franchise that horror fans will dig. Tomandandy are composers and producers in transmedia. While they are widely recognized for their work in film scores and television commercials they have produced music for most media including record projects, art installations, fashion shows and interactive entertainment. tomandandy have collaborated with artists such as William Buroughs, David Byrne, Oliver Stone, Roger Avary, Lou Reed, Wes Borland, La Fura dels »

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Want to Hear Tomandandy's Theme for Resident Evil ?

26 August 2010 | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Curious as to who's behind the music featured in those clips we've seen over the last 24 hours for Resident Evil: Afterlife ? It's a little bit grind-y, a little synth-y, a bit reminiscent of Tangerine Dream. Well, Tomandandy did the score. They landed on the map with Killing Zoe in the '90s and have since worked on The Rules of Attraction , Arlington Road and Mean Creek . Genre-wise, they contributed to The Strangers , P2 , The Mothman Prophecies and, shudder, The Covenant . They've got a score for And Soon the Darkness , starring Amber Heard and Odette Yustman, on the way. If you head to their official site you can listen to three tracks from Afterlife if you click on "music" and their Resident Evil poster. »

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Sasha Grey Could Bring Her 'Girlfriend' Experience To 'I Melt With You'

30 July 2010 7:55 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Sasha Grey made her proper Hollywood debut last year in Steven Soderbergh's "The Girlfriend Experience" and now she's back for more. The adult film star is in talks to line up her next Hollywood role, a part in Mark Pellington's upcoming drama "I Melt With You."

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Grey is "in negotiations" to join a cast that includes Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe and Jeremy Piven. She would play Raven, "a free spirit who helps one of the men realize that nirvana can only be achieved by death." Sounds pretty out there. The movie follows a group of college friends who do some soul-searching during their annual summer reunion; they subsequently decide to "resurrect a pact they vowed to live, die and kill by," whatever that may mean. Sounds dangerous though. Pellington, who directed "Arlington Road," "The Mothman Prophecies" and "Henry Poole Is Here" (among »

- Adam Rosenberg

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Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

22 July 2010 10:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Would I Lie To You, Sherlock, John Bishop's Britain, Wallander, Better Off Ted and a whole host of movie treats: it's the UK TV week's round-up!

A new series, the fourth, of Would I Lie To You? starts tonight, Friday 23rd July at 10:35pm on BBC1. Its description of a panel show where contestants guess if the claims made are true or false, sounds like more dainty undergarments through dog intestines, until you learn that the show is hosted by Rob Brydon and 'celebrity' guests are usually top-notch comedians joining panel captains Lee Mack and David Mitchell. It's the interaction among these three and their guests that gets the most laughs, the 'game' being a means to an end, usually a very funny end, week on week. Tonight is the first of eight episodes in the series.

New to hosting a weekly show of his own will be stand-up comedian, »

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Rob Lowe Signs for “I Melt With You”

20 July 2010 2:30 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Deadline reports that Rob Lowe has signed on to appear with Thomas Jane and Jeremy Piven in a new indie thriller to be directed by Mark Pellington (Arlington Road, The Mothman Prophecies). In I Melt With You, Lowe will play a doctor fighting both a growing drug addiction and painful personal loss.

“Micro-budget” is the phrase used by Deadline and at a rumoured production cost of £1m, they aren’t kidding. Suddenly £300m worth of Transformers or Spiderman seems a little wasteful. Pellington and scripter Glenn Porter developed the story together, which is reported to revolve around the modern male psyche.

Pellington hasn’t done much that we’ve seen since Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies, plying his trade in music videos and television instead, but Arlington Road showed real ability and promise and we are hopeful for good things. »

- Dave Roper

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Jeremy Piven and Thomas Jane to Star in Mark Pellington Thriller

16 July 2010 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It has been reported that Jeremy Piven (Entourage) and Thomas Jane (The Mist) have just been cast to star in Mark Pellington’s new thriller, I Melt With You.

Pellington’s last feature film was Henry Poole is Here starring Luke Wilson but it appears that this film is a full swing in the other direction on the pendulum.  The only information we have about the film’s story is that it will “follow the interconnecting lives of four men.”

Although it has been a while since we have seen anything from Pellington, he is returning to the thriller genre, his last entry was thriller was The Mothman Prophecies starring Richard Gere. Pellington stated in the Deadline exclusive that:

I am 48 and  found a dearth of films that speak to my life experience.  Where is my generation’s  version of Cassavetes’ Husbands? It is hard to get anything idiosyncratic made for a budget. »

- Guest

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Thomas Jane and Jeremy Piven Set for Thriller Directed by Mark Pellington

14 July 2010 6:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

While I went in hopeful, I ended up hating Mark Pellington's last film, Henry Poole is Here. Hated it enough that hearing that the screenwriter, Albert Torres, had been hired to rewrite the live-action Akira adaptation all but killed my scant interest in that project. But I've heard very good things about Pellington's work on U2 3D (maybe not a surprise, given his music video background) and thought there was potential on display in earlier features like Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies. I'd like to see Pellington realize that potential, and wonder if I Melt With You, an 'ensemble thriller' that may now count Thomas Jane and Jeremy Piven among the cast, might be the ticket. Deadline reports the casting, saying the film will get underway in August, based on a Glenn Porter script that is based on a story by Porter and Pellington. We don't have a »

- Russ Fischer

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When will Richard Gere stop?

4 June 2010 4:09 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Memorable roles in American Gigolo and An Officer And A Gentleman seem a long time ago

Allow me to favour you with a little movie list. Try to guess what they have in common and I'll meet you in paragraph two: No Mercy, Power, Miles From Home, Mr Jones, Final Analysis, Sommersby, Intersection, King David, Red Corner, The Jackal, Red Corner, The Mothman Prophecies, Unfaithful, Shall We Dance, Amelia.

I know, I know: it looks like the Razzie Winners' display at some bleak video store in the sixth circle of Hell, or perhaps the entire directorial oeuvre of Alan Smithee handily quarantined to prevent them from infecting the poor innocent DVDs on neighbouring shelves. But let me straighten you out: they all star one Richard Tiffany Gere, who can be seen this week in another of his patented misfires, Brooklyn's Finest.

Many times have I – while in my torrid cups or during the violent, »

- John Patterson, Alan Smithee

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Mothman Flies Into SyFy This Saturday

20 April 2010 1:48 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

SyFy’s newest original movie Mothman premieres on the network this Saturday, April 24, at 9/8c.

Starring genre favorite Jewel Staite (Firefly/Serenity, Stargate Atlantis) and based on the legendary monster of West Virginia, Mothman tells the story of five childhood friends who run afowl of the monster as it seeks revenge for the cover-up of an accidental killing perpetrated long ago.

The legend itself is a fascinating one. In the mid-1960’s, residents of West Virginia reported a rash of sightings of a mysterious six-to-seven foot tall, man-like figure with red, glowing eyes and great wings. Seen rarely since, the subject has none-the-less become a favorite for cryptozoologists and conspiracy buffs, who attribute the identity of the creature to everything from alien being to para-psychological prefiguration of disaster. Author John Keel researched the subject and published a (highly fictionalized) book entitled The Mothman Prophecies in 1975, linking the Mothman’s appearances »

- Jesse

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just received: ‘Gamera’ on DVD, Syfy’s ‘Mega Piranha’ and ‘Mothman’

7 April 2010 8:18 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Trying something new as a way to at least acknowledge all the DVDs and other screeners I receive, cuz no matter my best intentions, I can never get around to reviewing all of them. These, though, I gotta review: Gamera: The Giant Monster: The Japanese language original, with new English subtitles, in an anamorphic widescreen presentation. Coming from Shout! Factory on May 18. Mega Piranha: Obviously, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (which I still haven’t seen) set some sort of standard -- 80s pop star (in that case, Debbie Gibson) meets monster. Cuz this one stars Tiffany. Debuts on Syfy on Saturday, April 10 at 9pm Eastern. Mothman: Sounds like sort of a sequel to that terrible Richard Gere movie The Mothman Prophecies. Or maybe not. Stars Firefly’s Jewel Staite. Debuts on Syfy on Saturday, April 24, at 9pm Eastern. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Cinematical Late Night: Little Brother, Miley Cyrus, Asian Film Awards & The Simpsons

23 March 2010 1:03 AM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

- Mother, my second pick for Duty Free Movies, took home Best Picture, Screenwriter and Actress at the Asian Film Awards last night. Magnolia Pictures began a limited Us run of Joon-ho Bong's latest film on March 12th and will be expanding it periodically, so keep your eyes peeled for listings at your local art house theater. Hopefully the win gives it an even wider release (I doubt it will).

- AngryFilms, the outfit owned by producer Don Murphy, has wisely optioned the film rights to Little Brother, a great young adult novel from co-editor and sci-fi author Cory Doctorow. The search is currently on for writers and directors.

- According to Pajiba, who dutifully note that this rumor comes from someone other than their usually reliable birdy, Rachel McAdams is attached to take on the Belen Rueda role in the Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies) directed »

- Peter Hall

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Is Rachel McAdams Doing Horror?

22 March 2010 3:45 AM, PDT | Screenrush | See recent Screenrush news »

Rumours are circulating aplenty about Rachel McAdams this fine Monday morning. There is a chance that she is up for a part in We Have Always Lived In The Castle, an adaptation of Shirley Jackson's 1962 horror novel.

Michael Douglas is already attached to the project, playing the uncle to two sisters (possibly McAdams and an as yet unsigned Saoirse Ronan) who are all forced into seclusion after several of their family members are poisoned. No director has been found.

McAdams' name is also in the ring for the leading lady role in the remake of The Orphanage, written by Guillermo Del Toro (who produced the Spanish-language original) and to be directed by Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies).

All this is just conjecture for now, particularly considering that McAdams is also in line for a Woody Allen film, a Terrence Malick project, a movie about the life of Eliot Ness and the Sherlock Holmes sequel. »

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New director finds a home on remake of The Orphanage

5 January 2010 1:48 AM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Among the many horror movie remakes in the pipeline is a new version of the brilliantly atmospheric Spanish ghost story The Orphanage.

The award-winning debut feature by Juan Antonio Bayona was released in 2007 and New Line quickly snapped up the rights with the intention of doing an American remake.

The project now appears to have a new director, with Variety reporting that Mark Pellington is in the hotseat. Pellington previously directed thriller Arlington Road, superb supernatural chiller The Mothman Prophecies and comedy drama Henry Poole is Here.

Back in 2007, New Line had said the remake would be produced by Guillermo del Toro, who was a producer and creative supervisor on the original, and in August last year, Larry Fessenden was hired as the director and began co-writing the screenplay with del Toro.

Fessenden previously helmed 1997 vampire film Habit, 2001 horror flick Wendigo (about the man-beast of Indian legend) and the 2006 thriller The Last Winter, »

- David Bentley

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The fun of January movies: Lowered expectations, less hype

4 January 2010 1:27 PM, PST | - The Movie Critics | See recent - The Movie Critics news »

In just a couple of hours, I'm off to a screening of Leap Year, the first major-studio movie to be released this year -- which, if history is any guide, means that I should be in for a lousy time. The first post-holiday weekend in January has traditionally been a dumping ground for inferior product: the low-grade genre films that fill up (if not flush out) the pipes of the system before something better comes along. If a movie were really any good, goes the logic, then it wouldn't be coming out in what is still the thick of the holiday/awards-season juggernaut. »

- Owen Gleiberman

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El Orfanato Remake May Have a Director

4 January 2010 9:47 AM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

It's been a little more than two years since New Line Cinema bought up the rights to remake the Spanish film, El Orfanato, and a director may finally be on board. According to Variety, Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies) is currently in negotiations to direct the film, while Guillermo del Toro, who produced the original, is set to produce once again. Thus far, Pellington looks like a solid choice to bring this ghost story to life again, considering his own suspenseful work on The Mothman Prophecies. Released in 2007, El Orfanato is about a woman named Laura, who decides to turn the orphanage where she grew up into a home for disabled children. The movie takes on a more foreboding tone though, as Laura's own adopted son starts seeing children who aren't there -- including a boy named Tomas who wears a sack-like mask. The English-language script was written by Del Toro and Larry Fessenden. »

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