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‘There Is A New World Somewhere’ Exclusive Clip: Two Strangers Embark On A Road Trip Through The Deep South

‘There Is A New World Somewhere’ Exclusive Clip: Two Strangers Embark On A Road Trip Through The Deep South
Sometimes you meet someone who changes your life in a myriad of unexpected ways, challenging you to examine your passions and behavior, forcing you to wonder where and how to move forward. Such is the premise of the new film “There Is a New World Somewhere,” about a life-changing road trip between two stranger that they’ll never forget. Written and directed by Li Lu, the film follows Sylvia (Agnes Bruckner), a struggling artist in New York who was recently fired from her job. She flees back to her Texas hometown for a friend’s wedding, but at the pre-wedding party she meets an enigmatic stranger Esteban (Maurice Compte). On the eve of the wedding, Esteban dares Sylvia to join her on a road trip through the Deep South and confront the internal demons inside herself along the way. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Agnes Bruckner currently
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TV Review: ‘Petals on the Wind’

TV Review: ‘Petals on the Wind’
Hitting the air a mere four months after Lifetime scored a ratings bull’s-eye with guilty pleasure literary adaptation “Flowers in the Attic,” sequel “Petals on the Wind” certainly looks and feels like a rush job, but nevertheless improves on its predecessor in nearly every way. Where “Flowers” was airless and po-faced, “Petals” is manic and sudsy, speeding through a treasure trove of sleazy plot twists like CliffsNotes on crack. No one’s going to mistake this for high art, but as enjoyably trashy TV goes, “Petals” is more artful than it needs to be. With less name recognition than “Flowers,” Lifetime could see a dip in the ratings for the Memorial Day premiere, but plans to continue the franchise with two more adaptations should march forward unabashedly.

Picking up 10 years after the surviving Dollanganger children — Cathy (Rose McIver), Christopher (Wyatt Nash) and Carrie (Bailey Buntain) — escaped the attic where
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Watch: A Moody Trailer for Mary Harron's Lifetime Movie 'The Anna Nicole Story'

Watch: A Moody Trailer for Mary Harron's Lifetime Movie 'The Anna Nicole Story'
Lifetime has released its first trailer for "The Anna Nicole Story," the network's original movie about Anna Nicole Smith directed by Mary Harron, of "American Psycho" and "The Notorious Bettie Page." Agnes Bruckner ("Blue Car") stars as the voluptuous model and actress, and while she can't really replicate Smith's physicality, what makes the video below worth a watch is the way it really does seem to represent a Lifetime sensibility crossed with Harron's. Read More: Lifetime's 'Ring of Fire' Director Allison Anders: How to Be An Indie Filmmaker in a TV World Set to a cover of Irene Cara's "Fame," it looks like a horror movie take on the typical Hollywood tragedy tale of celebrity, excess and clown makeup (?). Joe Batteer and John Rice wrote the script for the film, which co-stars Cary Elwes, Adam Goldberg, Martin Landau and Virginia Madsen and premieres on June 29.
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Watch: A Moody Trailer for Mary Harron's Lifetime Movie 'The Anna Nicole Story'

Watch: A Moody Trailer for Mary Harron's Lifetime Movie 'The Anna Nicole Story'
Lifetime has released its first trailer for "The Anna Nicole Story," the network's original movie about Anna Nicole Smith directed by Mary Harron, of "American Psycho" and "The Notorious Bettie Page." Agnes Bruckner ("Blue Car") stars as the voluptuous model and actress, and while she can't really replicate Smith's physicality, what makes the video below worth a watch is the way it really does seem to represent a Lifetime sensibility crossed with Harron's. Read More: Lifetime's 'Ring of Fire' Director Allison Anders: How to Be An Indie Filmmaker in a TV World Set to a cover of Irene Cara's "Fame," it looks like a horror movie take on the typical Hollywood tragedy tale of celebrity, excess and clown makeup (?). Joe Batteer and John Rice wrote the script for the film, which co-stars Cary Elwes, Adam Goldberg, Martin Landau and Virginia Madsen and premieres on June 29.

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Mary Harron's Anna Nicole Smith Lifetime Movie Will Premiere in June

Mary Harron's Anna Nicole Smith Lifetime Movie Will Premiere in June
"American Psycho" director may have seemed like an odd fit for a Lifetime Movie when the network's first announced it'd be working with her in October, but Mary Harron did chronicle the life of a famous pin-up in "The Notorious Bettie Page" -- Anna Nicole Smith may not be quite as iconic, but she's also not completely foreign territory for the filmmaker. Now Lifetime has set a date for "Anna Nicole," which Harron directed and which stars Agnes Bruckner ("Blue Car") as the model and actress. The film will premiere on Saturday, June 29, at 8:00pm, and co-stars Martin Landau as Smith's 89-year-old oil tycoon husband J. Howard Marshall, Virginia Madsen as Smith's mother Virgie Arthur, Adam Goldberg as Smith's attorney and lover Howard K. Stern, and Cary Elwes as E. Pierce Marshall, who fought Smith's claim to half of his father and her husband's estate after he passed away.
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Mary Harron's Anna Nicole Smith Lifetime Movie Will Premiere in June

Mary Harron's Anna Nicole Smith Lifetime Movie Will Premiere in June
"American Psycho" director may have seemed like an odd fit for a Lifetime Movie when the network's first announced it'd be working with her in October, but Mary Harron did chronicle the life of a famous pin-up in "The Notorious Bettie Page" -- Anna Nicole Smith may not be quite as iconic, but she's also not completely foreign territory for the filmmaker. Now Lifetime has set a date for "Anna Nicole," which Harron directed and which stars Agnes Bruckner ("Blue Car") as the model and actress. The film will premiere on Saturday, June 29, at 8:00pm, and co-stars Martin Landau as Smith's 89-year-old oil tycoon husband J. Howard Marshall, Virginia Madsen as Smith's mother Virgie Arthur, Adam Goldberg as Smith's attorney and lover Howard K. Stern, and Cary Elwes as E. Pierce Marshall, who fought Smith's claim to half of his father and her husband's estate after he passed away.
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Make a Pact on Blu-ray and DVD

IFC Midnight is getting ready to drop its haunting tale of restless spirits, The Pact, onto Blu-ray and DVD, and we've got a look at the artwork for you along with every other detail that you need to know. Dig it!

From the Press Release

A young woman returns home for a funeral but quickly discovers that her own life may be in danger in the terrifying thriller The Pact, an IFC Midnight theatrical release making its debut on high-definition Blu-ray and DVD on November 6, 2012.

Following her abusive mother's death, the rebellious young Annie (Caity Lotz, Mad Men) reluctantly returns to her childhood home for the funeral. Annie arrives to discover that her sister Nicole (Agnes Bruckner, Blue Car, The Craigslist Killer, Dreamland), who also had returned after the death, has disappeared. While staying overnight in the empty house, Annie senses a mysterious and sinister presence: noises awaken her and
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Blu-ray/DVD Release Details for The Pact

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IFC Films acquired The Pact earlier this year and will be releasing it next month on Blu-ray/DVD:

A young woman returns home for a funeral but quickly discovers that her own life may be in danger in the terrifying thriller The Pact, an IFC Midnight theatrical release making its debut on high-definition Blu-ray and DVD on November 6, 2012.

Following her abusive mother’s death, the rebellious young Annie (Caity Lotz, Mad Men) reluctantly returns to her childhood home for the funeral. Annie arrives to discover that her sister Nicole (Agnes Bruckner, Blue Car, The Craigslist Killer, Dreamland), who also had returned after the death, has disappeared. While staying overnight in the empty house, Annie senses a mysterious and sinister presence: noises awaken her and objects seem to move by themselves, among other unexplainable events. With a detective (Casper Van Dien of Starship Troopers) and a clairvoyant (Haley Hudson of Weeds
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Mary Harron Will Direct Lifetime’s Anna Nicole Smith Biopic

Mary Harron Will Direct Lifetime’s Anna Nicole Smith Biopic
Mary Harron, the filmmaker behind "American Psycho" and "I Shot Andy Warhol," will next be directing a Lifetime original movie. According to Deadline, Harron has been signed on to helm "The Anna Nicole Story," with Agnes Bruckner ("Blue Car," "Blood and Chocolate") in the lead role as the late Texas-born model and actress. Harron will be in good company -- Martin Landau and Virgina Madsen will co-star in the film, which was written by John Rice and Joe Batteer. Madsen will play Smith's mother, while Landau will play Smith's husband, the oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall, who married the then-stripper Smith when he was 89 and she was 26. Read More: Lindsay Lohan Takes On Elizabeth Taylor in This Cheesetastic Teaser for 'Liz & Dick' Harron's worked in television between films, directing...

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Agnes Bruckner will play Anna Nicole Smith in Lifetime movie

Lifetime has found the actress to play Anna Nicole Smith in an upcoming biopic.

Agnes Bruckner ("Private Practice," "24") will play the late model/TV personality in the movie, Deadline reports. The movie will track Smith's rise from small-town Texas girl to Playboy and Guess jeans model, her marriage to 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall and pill addiction, the latter of which contributed to her death in 2007.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("Smash," "Chicago") are executive producing the movie with Judith Verno. John Rice and Joe Batteer ("Windtalkers") are writing it.

Bruckner's credits include another Lifetime movie, "The Craigslist Killer," and guest appearances on "Covert Affairs," "Hawaii Five-0" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." She earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for the 2002 indie movie "Blue Car."

What do you think of the casting?
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Casting: McShane, Bruckner, Purcell, Woodard

Cuban Fury

Ian McShane will play a dance instructor who reignites Nick Frost's long-dormant passion for salsa in James Griffiths' comedy "Cuban Fury". Chris O'Dowd and Olivia Colman also star.

Frost plays an office worker drifting through life until his new American boss (Rashida Jones) inspires him to get off his arse and do something. In this case, he takes up salsa dancing. [Source: Total Film]

Wrong Cops

Agnes Bruckner ("Blue Car") and Kurt Fuller ("Midnight in Paris") have joined the cast of Quentin Dupieux's dark indie comedy "Wrong Cops".

The story chronicles the comic exploits of a group of really bad cops as they try to dispose of a nearly dead body that one of them has shot by mistake. Marilyn Manson, Mark Burnham and Grace Zabriskie also star. [Source: Variety]

Motel

Dominic Purcell will play a mischievous sheriff determined to get what he wants in the indie drama "Motel".

John Cusack
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Casting Net: 'Iron Man 3' lands new villain. Plus: Kate Beckinsale, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Annette Bening, Larry David, Jane Fonda

Casting Net: 'Iron Man 3' lands new villain. Plus: Kate Beckinsale, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Annette Bening, Larry David, Jane Fonda
James Badge Dale (HBO’s The Pacific, AMC’s Rubicon) has signed onto Iron Man 3 to play villain Eric Savin, who in Marvel Comics lore becomes a cyborg called Coldblood. Apparently, killer cyborgs aren’t subtle. [Deadline]

Morgan Freeman is in talks to join the increasingly impressive cast of the older-men-on-a-bachelor-party-bender comedy Last Vegas, starring Michael Douglas and Robert DeNiro. [Deadline]

Helena Bonham Carter and Kathy Bates have joined The Young and Prodigious Spivet, an English-language coming-of-age road film from Amélie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, about a precocious 12-year-old boy (Kyle Catlett) en route from Montana to the Smithsonian Museum. Jeunet cowrote
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Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, and Frances Fisher star in the poignant period drama ‘Any Day Now’

HollywoodNews.com: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, and Frances Fisher star in the poignant period drama Any Day Now, written, produced and directed by filmmaker Travis Fine (The Space Between). The film recently completed principal photography in Los Angeles and is currently in post-production. Produced by Kristine Hostetter Fine (The Space Between) and Chip Hourihan (Frozen River), the film is executive produced by Anne O’Shea (The Kids Are Alright) and Maxine Makover (The Space Between.

Set in the 1970s and inspired by a true story, the film chronicles a gay couple who take in a teenage boy with Down Syndrome who has been abandoned by his drug addicted mother. As the teen discovers the strong bonds of family for the first time in his life, disapproving authorities step in to tear the boy from the only stable environment he has ever known. As the gay men fight to adopt this extraordinary special needs child,
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Jeff Bridges' Album Coming Out On Blue Note Records

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Jeff Bridges' Album Coming Out On Blue Note Records
The story of Jeff Bridges' self-titled major album debut goes back some 30 years -- to when he first met his friend and Grammy winning producer, T Bone Burnett. The two were originally introduced to each other by actor/singer Kris Kristofferson in 1980, while the three were filming Michael Cimino's infamously disastrous western, "Heaven's Gate."

Bridges and Burnett would go on to collaborate on the film "Crazy Heart," garnering Oscars for the both of them, Best Actor and Best Song respectively. Bridges' character in the film,

Bad Blake, was heavily inspired by Kristofferson, whom Bridges uncannily resembles in the role. The collaboration inspired The Dude to return to his musical pursuits (he had a small release in 2000 on his own label), this time with Burnett's veteran helping hand.

Recorded in La and Brooklyn, "Jeff Bridges" features some of the actor/songwriter's own compositions, some of which were written with Burnett,
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Los Angeles Film Festival announces jurors

HollywoodNews.com: The Los Angeles Film Festival has announced its jurors for the festival that kicks off today at L.A. Live.

The narrative jury consists of director Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep, The Glass Shield),

screenwriter/producer Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt), and La

Weekly film critic Ella Taylor. The documentary jury is comprised of director/actress Karen

Moncrief (Blue Car, The Dead Girl), director Arthur Dong (Licensed to Kill, Hollywood

Chinese), and film critic and journalist Robert Abele. Writer/performer Sandra Tsing-Loh

(solo show “Mother on Fire,” novel If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now), actor Andrew

Garfield (Boy A, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and director Tommy O’Haver (An

American Crime, Ella Enchanted) round out the shorts jury.

“I’m so excited to have all these great talents join us at the Festival this year,” said Artistic

Director David Ansen.
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Charles Burnett, Larry Karaszewski Among Laff Jurors

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Charles Burnett, Larry Karaszewski Among Laff Jurors
By Lisa Horowitz 

The Los Angeles Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night in downtown Los Angeles, has set the jurors for its narrative, documentary and shorts sections.

On the narrative jury are directors Charles Burnett ("Killer of Sheep") and Larry Karaszewski ("The People vs. Larry Flynt"), as well as La Weekly film critic Ella Taylor.

The documentary jurors are director-actress Karen Moncrief ("Blue Car"), director Arthur Dong ("Hollywood Chinese") and film critic-journalist Robert Abele.

Judging the short films will be writer-...
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Interview: Brittany Murphy (The Dead Girl)

What a strange bit of untimely news this morning. Who dies of a heart attack at age 32? Makes no sense. The above news headline isn't a case of bad taste -- I've decided to re-publish a Brittany Murphy interview we had on the site, which I had completely forgot that we had, but it serves as a reminder that the actress, known for bubbly roles as Jameson mentions in his intro below, and as of late, had some back to back films that went the direct to video route, should also be remembered for taking on some difficult, challenging indie parts as in Karen Moncrieff's film. - What a strange bit of untimely news this morning. Who dies of a heart attack at age 32? Makes no sense. The above news headline isn't a case of bad taste -- I've decided to re-publish a Brittany Murphy interview we had on the site,
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Cumming brings one-man show to West End

Alan Cumming's one-man show I Bought A Blue Car Today will come to the West End in September. The musical will run at the Vaudeville Theatre from September 1 to September 6, following successful productions on Broadway and at the Sydney Opera House. Cumming last perfomed in the West End 15 years ago in Sam Mendes's Cabaret. The show features the actor performing material by Frank Sinatra, Dory (more)
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Entourage Season 6 Episode 4 Preview: 'Running on E'

With three episodes of the sixth season of Entourage behind us, it appears that each episode is focusing on a different member of the gang. Last week in "One Car Two Car Red Car Blue Car," Turtle and his lack of a career were both front and center. Our short friend was agonizing in self pity as his mother chastised him for being a "loser." But I still don't feel sorry for the guy as he was bought not only a Ferrari, but also a Porsche by Vince and Jamie-Lyn respectively. Next week, the focus shifts to Drama as he screen tests with some potential love interests in his TV show, which should spawn some funny moments and classic lines. Also up, Ari sends Lloyd to spy on Andrew Klein, who has yet to take his boss' advice about not philandering with the young, hot agent at Miller Gold. Check
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Entourage Season 6 Episode 3 Preview : 'One Car, Two Car, Red Car, Blue Car'

Storylines started to settle in Entourage's sixth season with Sunday's episode "Amongst Friends." The focus is on the red carpet premiere of Vince's new movie, "Gatsby." E finally reveals his true feelings to Sloan. But, of course, a wrench is thrown in that mix when E's young and flirtatious neighbor decides to approach him and Sloan on their "friend date." Meanwhile, Lloyd begins a ridiculous diet on his quest to become an agent. Check out the preview for what happens in Episode 3: One Car, Two Car, Red Car, Blue Car, which appears to be a filler episode. Turtle is catching some flak from his mother after the photos of the Gatsby premiere show up in magazines. "She's Dating Him?" quips one publication, implying that Jamie-Lyn Sigler is way out of Turtle's league. Meanwhile, E is having problems with Charlie's pilot as it is not screening well.
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